Putting Things Right – Perfick

I mentioned in a previous post that I had recently written to Sister Hutt about just some of what had happened to me at the hands of the NHS and Social Services in Wales when Sister Hutt was Welsh Gov’t Health Minister. I provided only an outline, having at the time complained to the North West Wales NHS Trust (who then managed the facilities concerned), the Gwynedd Community Health Council, the GMC and the North Wales Police, yet got nowhere, not even a full investigation into my complaint. Some years later, having finally received copies of my medical records that had been unlawfully withheld from me, I found documentation demonstrating a conspiracy and serious crime far greater than even I had suspected and as the harassment, intimidation and wrongful arrests continued, I wrote to Peter Hain, then Miranda’s Secretary of State for Wales, about matters. I am aware that a number of other people had experiences so bad with the NW Wales NHS Trust that they too wrote to Peter Hain. I did not receive an acknowledgement or a response of any sort from Peter Hain or anyone else.

This is the text of my e mail to Sister Hutt, sent on 24 Oct 2019:

Dear Ms Hutt
Can you please explain why, during your period of service as Health Minister for the Welsh Gov’t, I was: assaulted and injured by four NHS staff whilst detained in a locked ward in the Hergest Unit; denied access to the police to report the assault; arrested and charged myself for ‘threatening to kill’ Alun Davies, the manager of the Hergest Unit, him being in a meeting with your officials in your office when he made numerous calls to the police demanding that I be arrested because of the imminent threat to his life. At least eight NHS staff perjured themselves. The threats to kill charge was withdrawn on the first day of my trial.
 
While you were Health Minister, I was unlawfully denied access to my medical records. My lawyer subsequently obtained them by summoning the CEO of the NW Wales NHS Trust before the High Court in Cardiff and among the 10,000 documents released is evidence of serious organised crime, including conspiracy, throughout my many years of dealing with the NHS in Wales and in other regions of the UK. There is also written confirmation that those who repeatedly sectioned me, including when you were Health Minister, were facilitating sexual assaults on patients.
 
None of my complaints were appropriately investigated at any time.
Should you wish to discuss this with me in person, I would welcome the opportunity, particularly as, so far, the GMC have refused to meet me. So I have had no explanation at all from anyone so far Jane.
 
After so many years of waiting for answers, I trust that you will reply to this e mail speedily.
regards,
Sally Baker

 

Some one hour after I sent the above message to Sister Hutt (using the e mail address for her supplied on her Welsh Gov’t webpage), I received this e mail from Vaughan Gething’s automated reply service:

Dear Sally Baker

This is a standard acknowledgement confirming receipt of your correspondence to the Welsh Government dated 24/10/2019, your reference . Our reference for this correspondence is TO/VG/08265/19.

Please note that if you have written to more than one Minister you will receive only one response.

We aim to respond to correspondence within 17 working days from the date it is received in the Welsh Government.  This means you should receive a response before 18/11/2019. We will respond via e-mail but it may not be from this e-mail address.

We scan paper correspondence, only retaining the electronic copy for the period stated in our privacy notice.  We retain original hard copies for a maximum of 3 months after we reply.  Anyone wishing to have their correspondence returned must inform us immediately upon receipt of this e-mail.

Where correspondence is part of an organised campaign we may only respond to the organiser and not to you direct.

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If you wish to contact us again for any reason, contact details can be found at https://gov.wales/writing-ministers

 

Yesterday I received the Official Reply to my e mail:

Dear Dr Baker,

Please see attached a response to your email of 24 October.

I also attach a copy of the Putting Things Right leaflet for your information.

Kind Regards

Micaela

Micaela Woodhead

Busnes Llywodraeth a Corfforaethol/ Government and Corporate Business

Grŵp Iechyd a Gwasanaethau Cymdeithasol/ Health and Social Services Group
Llywodraeth Cymru/Welsh Government

 

This was the text of the attached reply, which was dated 12 November 2019, from Grŵp Iechyd a Gwasanaethau Cymdeithasol/Health and Social Services Group, Parc Cathays/Cathays Park,  Caerdydd/Cardiff, CF10 3NQ:

Ein cyf/Our ref TO/VG/08265/19

Sally Baker

baker.sally1@googlemail.com

Dear Dr Baker,

Thank you for your e-mail of 24 October to Jane Hutt AM regarding your alleged assault at the Hergest Mental Health Unit. Your correspondence has been passed to Vaughan Gething AM, as the Minister responsible for Health and Social Services and I have been asked to respond.

I was sorry to read about the situation you describe. However, I hope you will understand that neither the Minister nor his officials are able to intervene in an individual case or complaint as these are matters which must be dealt with by the medical providers responsible in this instance Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board.

I note from your email that you have previously contacted the health board to raise your concerns and you have taken the correct approach in contacting those involved in your care. The NHS operates a procedure for raising concerns which is managed independently. Therefore, if you remain dissatisfied with the reply from the health board, you may wish to raise your concerns through the ‘Putting Things Right’ process. I have attached a copy of the leaflet which explains the process in more detail.

You may also find it helpful to know a network of Community Health Councils (CHCs) exists in Wales. CHCs provide free, confidential advice and support to patients who have a complaint about NHS services. If you would like to discuss your concerns with the Betsi Cadwaladr CHC, you should contact Geoff Ryall-Harvey, the Chief Officer as follows:

Bangor Office Unit 11 Chestnut Court Parc Menai Bangor Gwynedd LL57 4FH Telephone: 01248 679284 Email: admin@waleschc.org.uk
Wrexham Office Unit 1B and 1D Wilkinson Business Park Clywedog Road South Wrexham LL13 9AE Telephone: 01978 356178 Email: admin@waleschc.org.uk

Yours sincerely

Peter Jones Deputy Director of Operations

 

Readers may like to read the leaflet ‘Putting Things Right’ and consider the contents of this leaflet in the context of the matters about which I e mailed Sister Hutt. However if they wish to scream with laughter and/or cry at the leaflet that is sent to NHS patients in Wales who have been on the receiving end of serious criminal activity on the part of NHS staff, they’ll have to ask the Welsh Gov’t for a copy, because it was sent to me in pdf form so I can’t copy and paste the contents and it won’t download and allow me to attach it to this blog post.

That’s a terrible shame because the leaflet is just wonderful. It would be flattering to describe it as having been written for primary children; most of the leaflet consists of Welsh Gov’t and NHS logos and the business part of the leaflet is a series of boxes filled with two or three sentences of large type, telling you to Discuss It With Your Doctor, the Health Board, or the CHC.

In smaller font at the end of the leaflet, the address of the Public Services Ombudsman for Wales is provided, but there is no guidance at all explaining the severe limitations of the Ombudsman’s role, his vast discretionary powers re refusing to investigate or the fact that he is the son-in-law of a couple on Anglesey who over decades have played a key role in the Services about which so many people are now raising concerns with the er Ombudsman.

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The FM of Wales at the time:

The FM’s SPAD for the NHS and Social Services at the time:

BBC News has reported today that although there is not a Welsh Assembly election looming, but a General Election and because Health is devolved in Wales no-one in Dec 2019 will be voting for any politician who is responsible for the NHS in Wales, the NHS in Wales is a hot potato in this General Election and Westminster politicians are planning to descend upon Wales to Campaign. There are of course kith and kin of Westminster politicians and others with political influence outside of Wales in the Welsh Assembly and The Hague’s sister-in-law is (or was) the Chief Exec of the Welsh Assembly.

Step back from the barefaced lies Campaigners and take a long, hard look at the NHS in Wales. It is an absolute disgrace and the spectre of highly paid people from England who are not in any danger from the catastrophe that is the NHS in Wales fighting over How Many More Billions It Needs and Ooh that’s just to catch up after The Cuts (WHAT CUTS??? There haven’t been any Cuts to the NHS, look at the figures) is insulting to the many people in Wales who have now suffered – or watched their families and friends suffer – serious harm, only to be fobbed off with the stupidities exemplified in the responses to my attempted correspondence with Sister Hutt, to which Sister Hutt herself will not condescend to reply.

Not only are we getting more of ‘Holby City’ and ‘Casualty’ but the BBC have announced that they are resurrecting ‘The Darling Buds Of May’ after 30 years! Catherine Zeta-Jones everyone, the pretty one from Swansea!! Swansea!!! Catherine who married the famous Hollywood actor and is WELSH, WELSH, LOVES HER HOME COUNTRY although she has lived in the US for many years, ooh but her little boy is called Dylan, a WELSH name. Not that Welsh, I mean Dylan has to live in America, so he’s not called Prysor or Gwynfor or Gwyndaf or Goronwy, but Dylan, thus the Americans can say ‘Gee are you WELSH???’ rather than ‘WHAT did you say your name was??’ 

Swansea. Edwina Hart is part of the Swansea Mafia, Val Feld plaque.jpgEdwina who as Health Minister screwed up as badly as Sister Hutt when Gangsters came after me but just lied about it instead of refusing to communicate at all. Rhodri Morgan’s family have run Swansea University for generations and after a career of research fraud and running the Westminster Paedophile Ring at St George’s Hospital Medical School in London, in 2000 Bodger Chamberlain then took up a lecturing job at Swansea University and moved to the Gower. Oily’s dad Professor Dai has much to do with Swansea as well and ooh they’ve got the Richard Burton Centre there now… [That’s enough propaganda -Ed.]

What more do politicians need to remain deeply in denial re serious organised crime and the NHS? Perfick!

 

This Is A Nightmare For All Of Us

As promised in my post ‘A Celebration Of Dafydd’s Medical Training’, I’m going to discuss a few more of the Top Docs who Supported people trafficker Wendy Savage when she Fought The Male Medical Establishment in 1985-86 ie. was the leading lady in the stage-managed 100% rigged Row Between Doctors As To The Management Of Childbirth, that served as a highly effective smokescreen when the police desperately tried to move in on a cartel of corrupt professional people involved with serious organised crime rendered untouchable because of the presence of so many Top Docs and senior lawyers among their ranks.

Wendy and the Top Docs who pretended to Fight Wendy were based at the London Hospital, although a number of them held joint appointments with Bart’s. The employer was Tower Hamlets Health Authority and the corruption was so pervasive and had been in place for so long, that there won’t have been anyone working for Tower Hamlets unaware of what was going on. Everyone in middle management upwards will have been fully on board with the criminal gang that was operating within that Health Authority.

Previous posts have discussed how Wendy was Supported by her old mucker Geoffrey ‘Bodger’ (a rugby nickname, Bodger being a south Walian who dined out on his love for rugby) Chamberlain of St George’s Hospital Medical School. Bodger’s pal Ollie Brooke, the Prof of Paediatrics at St George’s, was under investigation by the police when the Male Medical Establishment shafted Wendy. Ollie was convicted of child porn offences and jailed in Dec 1986, on the very day that Dafydd and the Gang unlawfully banged me up in the North Wales Hospital Denbigh. Ollie was portrayed in Court and in the media as a sad man, a Medical Genius who had Given So Much who’s life was now in tatters because of a Silly Mistake.

The reality was that Ollie was a key player in a pan-European paedophile ring; he imported, exported and made huge quantities of child porn and he only came under police investigation when a technician went to look for something in Ollie’s office in St George’s and found that every cupboard in there was packed with child porn. A search was conducted of Ollie’s other office and all the cupboards in there were packed with child porn as well. Furthermore Ollie hadn’t conducted any research for years, except for a paper co-authored with his mates from St George’s, published in a journal of which one of their mates was the Editor some two-three weeks before Ollie’s appearance at Kington-upon-Thames Crown Court in Dec 1986.

So the Court was told of the genius of a paediatrician who was found with a few naughty pics and who would never be the same again. Kingston Crown Court and Lord Chief Justice Geoffrey Lane at Ollie’s appeal against sentence (not conviction, because Ollie pleaded guilty) both received literally hundreds of letters from Ollie’s colleagues, many of them from some of the biggest names in Top Doctoring in the world, testifying that Ollie was a great bloke, gosh this is so out of character and Ooh we didn’t know. With a touch of 

It worked like a dream, Ollie’s sentence was reduced at appeal in May 1987, Geoffrey Lane likened Ollie’s role in the international child porn trade as being rather like someone collecting cigarette cards no less and Ollie was freed, certainly by June 1987.

After release, Shamed Ollie who’s Life Was Now In Tatters continued socialising with his old mates at St George’s and even published a few articles with them, including one with Bodger! The timing of those articles were as interesting as that article that was published just before Ollie’s day in Kingston Crown Court in Dec 1986. One was published literally two weeks or so before Bodger offered me a job that sounded wonderful and a small number of articles were published by Ollie et al while I worked at St George’s. The articles stopped when I was forced out of medical research in Jan-Feb 1991. Furthermore, I sat in the tearoom at St George’s and Ollie was discussed in my presence as a ghost of whom no-one had heard since he was jailed more than two years previously. Throughout that time, some of the people with whom I was working were publishing papers with Ollie. Ollie gave his affiliation as the Dept of Paediatrics/Child Health, St George’s Hospital Medical School on each of the papers. The papers were published in high profile Top Docs journals all of whose readers would have known that Ollie had been jailed in Dec 1986. See the source imageSee ‘Too Many Pills’ for the extraordinary publishing history of Ollie and his pals.

Ollie’s appeal was heard in May 1987, but a veil was drawn over exactly when Ollie was released, because this was a most political appeal, there was a General Election scheduled for 11 June 1987… But Ollie was definitely out of jail shortly after Thatch was re-elected.

Thatch’s win in June 1987 defied polls and has been attributed to people being too ashamed to admit that they intended to vote Tory, the Tories being seen as a toxic brand.

I am fairly sure that I know the real explanation. Previous posts have discussed in detail the huge conspiracy by the Gang to frame me for a serious offence and imprison me shortly after the 1987 General Election. My documentation shows that Gwynedd and Clwyd Health Authorities were in on it, so were the North Wales Police, solicitors in north Wales, the Home Office, See the source imageRisley Remand Centre and the Mental Health Act Commission.  It was brilliant, these folk even had the letters typed and ready to send to various people informing them that I was now in Risley having Attempted To Stab A Doctor. I only found that out because Gwynedd and Clwyd Health Authorities and the Mental Health Act Commission didn’t realise that the police had to release me after arrest when it became clear that Top Docs had lied and the pre-prepared letters were sent out as soon as I was hauled off to Bangor Police Station explaining that I was now in Risley Remand Centre, so my complaints could be ignored. Image result for peter higson images

All the leaders of the main British political parties knew about this Cunning Plan and their side-kicks did as well. See the source imageThe foolish old Windbag and Dr Death really believed that they might have a chance of beating Thatch and Plaid were personally friends with the lying bastards who were on the ground in north Wales getting their hands dirty so to speak. Meanwhile the BMA  and their buddies I am sure did what they did when they wanted Heath to win in 1970; they put out the order – but not in public on in the media as they did with Heath in 1970 – to bloody well vote for Thatcher, because I and my friends had the evidence that could bring the Top Docs’ cartel down and Tories in Somerset who knew us and were not well-disposed to us were being used to further shaft us, principally me, but a few of my friends as well. Then Thatch herself would be thrown overboard soon, because the Top Docs hated her, even the Tory Top Docs…

The Cunning Plan had to be amended when the 1987 conspiracy went off at half-cock, but another Cunning Plan was hatched and Geoffrey Howe led the charge later in 1990, assisted by Bodger and the crew from the London medical schools who had me in their clutches because I was working in Bodger’s team by then. Thatch was out in Nov 1990 and my career was wrecked within weeks, as were the careers of two friends who stood by me. 

Fight The Tory Cuts! 

I think that Wedgie Benn missed a few opportunities with regard to that, as did my Posh Relative by marriage, Lord Gnome’s daughter Lord Piercy 1945.jpgPenelope who worked for Wedgie Benn when he was Wilson’s Minister of Technology in the late 1960s.

‘So how will you be voting in June?’ ‘Ooh Somerville of course.’

Dame Janet Vaughan, Principal of Somerville College, Oxford, 1945-67, at the inaugural meeting of the Nuffield Foundation in 1943:


Dame Janet was a Top Doctor who undertook her clinical training at UCH/UCL, as did as did Bodger. Dame Janet grew up in Bristol, the daughter of in a Bloomsbury family, a product of several generations of impressive excess, of ‘Male Love’, of erotic poetry a la Michelangelo and allegations that male members of her circle were Corrupting Choirboys. See ‘A Celebration Of Dafydd’s Medical Training’.

Lord Gnome was a Governor of the Peckham Experiment in 1949, along with Lord Mountbatten, a Person Of Low Morals, the Peckham Experiment being a  sort of project to promote Healthy Living managed and supported by many of the big names in medicine at the time. Gnome also served as Chairman of the Wellcome Trust, 1960-65 and his close female relatives went to Somerville, unless they went to the LSE. So Gnome and Dame Janet no doubt did a bit of nose-rubbing.

 

So, to return to a few more Docs who Supported Brave Wendy in 1985-86 then, as well as Bodger, Tony Jewell and Marion Hall as discussed in previous posts. One Doc who was at the centre of the cartel in Tower Hamlets and will have played a major role in the ring and in the charade that was the Savage Enquiry was the District Medical Officer for Tower Hamlets Health Authority, Jean Richards. Jean Richards was the most senior administrative doc for the Health Authority, but I have not been able to trace her. Like a few others in the middle of this bunfight, including Sir Francis Cumberlege, the then Chairman of Tower Hamlets Health Authority, there is no evidence online that Jean Richards ever existed. But Jean had remained remarkably quiet when the world did know that she existed. See the source image

One Top Doc who was such a Loyal Supporter of Wendy’s that he receives a special thank you in the book of Wendy’s True Story was Luke Zander, who at the time of the Savage Inquiry was Senior Lecturer in General Practice at Tommy’s. Like Jean Richards, Luke seems to have been erased from the web, but Luke definitely existed (he’s starred in previous posts on this blog as well) because there are records of Luke I. Zander’s publications. Luke Zander co-authored (along with many of his colleagues) at least two academic articles in 1986 and 1987 and gave his affiliation as the Dept of General Practice, United Medical and Dental Schools ie. Tommy’s and Guy’s after they merged.

One of Luke’s volumes published in 1981:

An offering from Luke and Bodger, published in 1984, the year that I complained about Gwynne:

Luke Zander contributed to this effort published by Bodger in 1992:

Pregnancy Care in the 1990's: Proceedings of a Symposium at the Royal Society of Medicine, April 1991

Luke was the son of Walter Zander (8 June 1898-7 April 1993), a German-British lawyer, scholar and writer. Walter Zander was Secretary of the British Friends of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem 1944-71, Governor of the University 1972-93 and Senior Associate Fellow at St Antony’s College, Oxford, 1971-88.

The son of a prominent Erfurt lawyer, during World War I, Walter Zander served as a non-commissioned officer in the German Army and was awarded the Iron Cross. After WW II, Zander went on to study law, philosophy and economics in Jena and Berlin. After a brief period as an assistant to one of the leading lawyers in Berlin, Walter set up his own practice in the city. In 1929, Zander took a one-year leave from his practice to study economics at the LSE Lord Piercy 1945.jpgand the Sorbonne University.

Walter Zander married Gretl Magnus in Berlin in 1931 and they had three sons and a daughter. Of Jewish heritage, Zander emigrated with his family to the UK in 1937. Still a German citizen, Zander was interned for ten months as an enemy alien on the Isle of Man during World War II.

Zander’s wife Gretl was the daughter of the famous Top Doc Rudolf Magnus.

Rudolf Magnus (2 September 1873, Brunswick-25 July 1927, Pontresina) was a German pharmacologist and physiologist. He studied medicine, specialising in pharmacology, in Heidelberg, where he became Associate Professor of Pharmacology in 1904. In 1908 Magnus became the first Professor of Pharmacology in Utrecht, where he spent the rest of his working life.

In 1901, while in Germany, Magnus discovered the diuretic effect of the excretions of the pituitary gland. From 1908, Rudolf Magnus worked on the physiology of posture and muscle tension, research that made him world famous. His most famous book, Körperstellung describes the reflexes involved in mammal posture. The Magnus & De Kleijn reflexes are named after Magnus and his colleague Adriaan de Kleijn (1883–1949) ie. the head and neck reflexes of mammals that cause the body to follow automatically when the head moves. Magnus also researched the reflexes of the intestines and phenomena such as motion sickness.

The pharmacological research of Rudolf Magnus was focussed on the effect of medication on the heart, blood vessels, lungs and the gastrointestinal tract. Thus he studied the effects of narcotics, as well as poison gasses on the lungs. Magnus conducted the poison gas study during World War I when he served as an army doctor in Germany.

Note for the uninitiated: Magnus’s research will have involved much cruelty to animals as well as people.

Magnus was very fond of ice skating and would give his whole laboratory staff time off when the temperature was below freezing.

Originally the Pharmacology Dept in Utrecht was housed in an old hospital for victims of the plague (built in 1567). Magnus convinced the Rockefeller Foundation to give him the money to build a new laboratory. In 1926, Magnus laid the first stone for this new institute in Utrecht on the Vondellaan, named Nieuw Leeuwenbergh. In 1968, David de Wied renamed the building the Rudolf Magnus Institute. Due to his death in 1927 Rudolf Magnus never worked there himself.

The Rudolf Magnus Institute for Neuroscience still exists and is one of the research institutes of the University Medical Center Utrecht, where neuroscientific research is performed. The Anatomical Museum in Utrecht houses Rudolf Magnus’ archive.

Magnus had five children: Karl (1903-1989), a lung specialist; Walter Zander’s wife Margarete (Gretl) (1905-1968), who worked as his secretary and translator; Dorothea who died aged 11; Erica (1909-1991), an architect; and Otto (1913-2014), a neurologist.

Walter Zander died in April 1993. Readers may remember from previous posts that there was quite a rush to Pass Over To The Other Side on the part of witnesses to the wrongdoing of the Gang at about that time. Dame Janet Vaughan died on 9 Jan 1993 and Lord Kenyon, who along with his son Thomas, had certain tastes that Thomas at least satisfied by using services provided by Dafydd and Gwynne died in May 1993. Thomas died from AIDS earlier in 1993 but no-one will admit exactly when.

In April 1993, F and I were in the process of being charged and committed for trial later on in 1993 after Jackie Brandt the Gwynedd social worker told the police yet another pack of lies about us.

 

This is the biography issued after Walter Zander’s death:

WALTER ZANDER, lawyer and scholar, died on 7 April, aged 94. His father had been a lawyer. His mother, a gifted amateur painter and sculptor, perished in the Holocaust.

Born in 1898 in Erfurt, Germany, his life spanned the whole of this century and its immense changes, in some of which he was himself deeply involved. In particular, for decades and until the end of his life he worked and wrote on political, religious and legal developments in the Middle East.

As a student he read classics at Jena University, but he was soon conscripted and fought in the First World War on both the Eastern and the Western Fronts. He won the Iron Cross for gallantry in action. After the war he studied law and started a law practice in Berlin. Music was always a central part of his life. In his youth he studied at the Conservatory in Erfurt. He was at the time of his death almost certainly the last person alive to have played under Arthur Nikisch, legendary conductor of the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra and friend of Brahms. All four members of his Berlin student quartet immigrated to England and continued to play together for decades.

His scholarly impulses were always evident. Early in his professional career he took time off his legal practice to study economics at the London School of Economics. In the early 1930s he wrote several articles and pamphlets on monetary policy. In 1930, he married Gretl Magnus, daughter of the well-known physiologist Rudolf Magnus. She shared and nurtured his love of family and community life. They started their family in Berlin, but by 1937, as a result of the Nazi persecution, they immigrated to England with their three young children, Michael, Luke and Angelica. Benjamin, their fourth child, was born in 1939.

In 1944, Walter Zander became Secretary of the British Friends of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, a job he held for 27 years and which he expanded far beyond its original role of fund-raising. In particular, seeing the importance for Israel of developing strong external cultural and political links, he took the lead in fostering and developing Asian and African studies at the University. On his retirement as Secretary of the Friends he became a Governor of the University.

One of his principal concerns over years was the attitude of Israel toward the Arabs. In 1948, his pamphlet ‘Is this the Way?’ addressed the problem of both securing the new State of Israel and making proper arrangements, including compensation, for the indigenous Palestinian population. Leo Baeck, former Chief Rabbi of Berlin, commenting on the pamphlet, wrote: ‘I was time and again moved by the courage, the straightforwardness, and the accuracy of your arguments.’ The pamphlet led to an invitation from Mahatma Gandhi to participate as the only Jew in a conference on world conflict situations held in India.

Mahatma with Persons Of Low Morals:

In 1972, at the age of 72, he retired from the Friends, as he said ‘to devote his remaining years to study’.

Principally through his close friend for more than fifty years, the Arab scholar the late Albert Hourani, he became Senior Associate Fellow of St Anthony’s College, attached to the Middle East Centre. The connection with St Anthony’s in his seventies and eighties was for him the culmination of his intellectual life.

The Warden of St Anthony’s, 1968-87, was Sir Albert Raymond Maillard Carr FBA FRHS FRSL (11 April 1919-19 April 2015), an historian specialising in the history of Spain, Latin America and Sweden.

Raymond Carr was born on 11 April 1919 in Bath, Somerset and was educated at Brockenhurst School, in the New Forest, Hampshire. Carr then studied at Christ Church, Oxford. Carr was briefly a lecturer at UCL, 1945–46, before returning to Oxford as a Fellow of All Souls College, 1946–53. Carr was next a Fellow of New College, 1953–64, then Director of Oxford’s Latin American Centre, 1964–1968 and Oxford University’s Professor of the History of Latin America, 1967–68.

New College, Oxford was a recruiting ground for the British security services and Richard Crossman studied there and worked at New College as a don before he was elected as the Labour MP for Coventry in 1945. It was when Wedgie Benn was at New College that Crossman recruited Wedgie Benn into the security services… 

Don’t worry about it Wedgie Benn, you didn’t quite manage to achieve that, your loyalty to a Gang of sex offenders and the Ladies Of Somerville who were Of The Right Set took priority. Wedgie Benn showed a high degree of class loyalty, his family were aristos and his dad was an MP when the Posh really knew how to Swing, Bertrand and Bloomsbury-style. 

Raymond Carr became a Fellow of St Antony’s College, Oxford, in 1964, Sub-Warden of the College in 1966 and Warden in 1968, a position he held until his retirement in 1987. After his retirement from Oxford, Carr was King Juan Carlos Professor of Spanish History at New York University in 1992.

Carr’s successor as Warden of St Antony’s was LSE’s Mr Big, Lord Ralf Dahrendorf. Dahrendorf described Carr’s tenure of the post as Warden as the College’s ‘Fiesta days’. Well I’m appalled, to think that Sir Raymond was busy with ‘Readers Wives’ instead of the Finer Things…

A Fellow of the British Academy since 1978, in 1983 Carr was awarded the Order of Alfonso X el Sabio by King Juan Carlos of Spain and in 1999 the Prince of Asturias Award for Social Sciences.

Carr wrote for The Spectator in 2007 – “I am old-fashioned and aged enough to believe that the best history is the work of the lone individual.” His recreation was fox hunting, about which he wrote two books, English Fox Hunting: A History (1976), a comprehensive history of fox-hunting from medieval times, and, with his wife Sara Carr, Fox-Hunting (1982).

Raymond Carr was also:

  • Member of the National Theatre Board, 1968–1977
  • Chairman of the Society for Latin American Studies, 1966–1968
  • Corresponding Member of the Spain’s Royal Academy of History (Real Academia de la Historia), Madrid.

In 1950, Carr married Sara Ann Mary Strickland, daughter of Algernon Walter Strickland and of Lady Mary Pamela Madeline Sibell Charteris. Sara Strickland’s maternal grandfather was Hugo Charteris, 11th Earl of Wemyss, and one of her great-grandfathers was Percy Wyndham (1835–1911), a Conservative politician who was one of The Souls.

Hugo Richard Charteris, 11th Earl of Wemyss and 7th Earl of March DL (25 August 1857-12 July 1937), styled Lord Elcho from 1883 to 1914, was a Scottish Conservative politician. He was the fifth but eldest surviving son of The 10th Earl of Wemyss and his wife, Lady Anne Frederica Anson. His sister, Evelyn Charteris, was married to The 4th Viscount de Vesci; their only child (Mary Gertrude Vesey) was the second wife of Aubrey Herbert (second son of The 4th Earl of Carnarvon), whose daughter Laura Herbert married the writer Evelyn Waugh and was the mother of Auberon Waugh.

Bron was of course a journo and satirist of a right wing bent who lived at Combe Florey near Taunton when I lived in Somerset. Bron took the piss out of Mr Thrope and those we know and love but his loyalty to his traditional circle prevailed, although he did make it known that Evelyn wasn’t up to much as a dad. Bron was a ‘Private Eye’ regular and he knew about Peter Morrison, Dafydd, Gwynne et al when he appeared on ‘Question Time’ saying that Thatch was a force for good. Bron lived in Edward du Cann’s constituency, near du Cann. I imagine that as with Thatch, Bron couldn’t bear to dissent. Or he might have just been terrified, this lot murdered people and du Cann’s mate Tiny Rowland owned everything.

When I was in the first year at UCNW, I used to pop over to Plas Gwyn, a neighbouring hall of residence, to visit my friends Phil and Hugh. I had no idea that we were all under surveillance but one day we were talking Ridiculous Degrees of Capitalism and I said to Hugh and Phil that as far as I could see, Tiny Rowland owned the whole world. I didn’t know at the time that Tiny Rowland was a mate and business partner of Edward du Cann, who was a mate of the Gang that ran UCNW. Within a few years of us graduating, Phil’s career in research had been wrecked and Hugh was severely disabled – virtually completely paralysed – with a neurological condition. Ah the doctors did their best but ooh it’s a serious problem.

Hugo Charteris’s father was the eldest son, and heir, of The 9th Earl of Wemyss (and 5th Earl of March). His mother was a daughter of The 1st Earl of Lichfield (and 2nd Viscount Anson).

Hugo entered Parliament for Haddingtonshire in 1883 (succeeding his father), but lost his seat in the 1885 General Election. He returned to the House of Commons in the 1886 General Election as one of two representatives for Ipswich, a seat he held until 1895. Hugo succeeded his father in the two earldoms in 1914 and served as Lord-Lieutenant of Haddingtonshire, 1918-37

In 1883, Hugo married Mary Constance Wyndham (1862–1937), daughter of the Hon. Percy Scawen Wyndham and sister of George Wyndham. They were both two of the original members of The Souls. His married life was detailed in the book The Wild Wyndhams by Claudia Renton. Among their children were:

Captain Hugo Francis Charteris, Lord Elcho (1884–1916), killed in action during the Great War, whilst serving with the Royal Gloucestershire Hussars. He married Lady Violet Catherine Manners, the daughter of Henry Manners, 8th Duke of Rutland, in 1911.

  • The Hon. Guy Lawrence Charteris (1886–1967).
  • Lady Cynthia Mary Evelyn Charteris (1887–1960), a writer who married Herbert Asquith (1881–1947), son of the Liberal PM H. H. Asquith.
  • The Hon. Colin Charteris (1889–1892), who died young.
  • Lady Mary Pamela Madeline Sibell Charteris (1895–1991), who married married Capt. Algernon Walter Strickland (1891–1938), son of Algernon Henry Peter Strickland, in 1915. After his death, she married Maj. John George Lyon, son of John Stewart Lyon, 4th of Kirkmichael, in 1943.
  • Second Lieutenant The Hon. Yvo Alan Charteris (1896–1915), also killed in action during the Great War.
  • Lady Irene Corona Charteris (1902–1989), who married Ivor Windsor-Clive, 2nd Earl of Plymouth (1889–1943).
  • By 1912, Lady Angela Forbes was Hugo’s mistress, sharing his house in East Lothian, while his wife lived at Stanway in Gloucestershire. Although Hugo and his mistress lived together for many years, he remained married, and his wife became Countess of Wemyss when he inherited the earldom. She died in April 1937, aged 74. Lord Wemyss survived her by three months and died in July of the same year, aged 79.

Lord Wemyss was succeeded in his titles by his grandson David; his sons, Captain Hugo Francis Charteris and Lt Yvo Alan Charteris having been killed in action during the First World War. Hugo’s second son was Martin Charteris, Baron Charteris of Amisfield.

Martin Charteris married the Hon. Mary Margesson (a daughter of the 1st Viscount Margesson) on 16 December 1944 in Jerusalem and they had three children. He retired from the Army in 1951. In 1950, Charteris was appointed Private Secretary to Princess Brenda, who was then Duchess of Edinburgh and heir presumptive to the British throne. From Brenda’s accession in 1952 until 1972, Martin Charteris served as Brenda’s Assistant Private Secretary under Sir Michael Adeane. On Adeane’s retirement in 1972, Charteris was promoted to Private Secretary. He held this post until his retirement in 1977 and returned to Eton as its Provost. He was granted the honour of being a Permanent Lord in Waiting.

Charteris caused a stir in an interview that he gave to The Spectator in 1995, in which he described Fergie as “vulgar”; Carlo as “whiny”; and the Queen Mum Gawd Bless ‘Er as “a bit of an ostrich”, who doesn’t look at what she doesn’t want to see. Neither did Martin Charteris, he didn’t mention Gwynne the Royal Lobotomist, the rent boy ring run by Backdoor Billy the Queen Mum Gawd Bless Er’s loyal retainer (who died from AIDS), Jimmy Savile’s close friendship with Carlo or Lord Snowdon and Ma’am Darling utilising the services of Gwynne, Dafydd and Ann Dally, another Strong Woman Who Was Attacked By The Male Medical Establishment (Dafydd knew Ann Dally and Wendy Savage wrote words of support when Dally published her Own True Story). But then the Gang were busy trying to have me sent to live with Carlo’s pal Jimmy Savile in Broadmoor in 1995, after F blew that raspberry down the phone at Dafydd the year previously. Neither did Charteris mention that Brenda’s Woman of the Bedchamber Dame Mary Morrison’s brother Peter molested boys in care supplied to him by Gwynne and Dafydd.

Lord Charteris’s Own True Story. 

Lord Martin Charteris died on 23 Dec 1999, so he was safely out of the way by the time that the Waterhouse Report was published two months later. Lord Charteris took his Royal Secrets to the grave… 

The 11th Earl of Wemyss’s granddaughter was the socialite Ann Fleming, and his grandson, Hugo Charteris, was a renowned post-war author and screenwriter. The 11th Earl is the great-grandfather of the Scottish cartoonist Jamie Charteris.

Ann Geraldine Mary Fleming (née Charteris, 19 June 1913-12 July 1981), previously known as Lady O’Neill and Viscountess Rothermere, married firstly Lord O’Neill, secondly Lord Rothermere, and finally the writer Ian Fleming. Ian Fleming was friends with Charles Morrison, brother of Peter, customer of Gwynne and Dafydd. Ann had affairs with Roy Jenkins and Hugh Gaitskell.

Ann Fleming was born to Frances Lucy Tennant (1887–1925) and Captain Guy Lawrence Charteris (1886–1967) in Westminster. Ann learnt to value the conversation and friendship from her grandmother, Mary Constance Charteris, Countess of Wemyss, who had her own hedonistic past, having been one of The Souls. Ann was educated by governesses after an unsuccessful term at Cheltenham Ladies’ College. She was a debutante and she quickly married Lord O’Neill who was both an aristocrat and a financier in 1932. Ann had two children before beginning an affair with the influential Esmond Cecil Harmsworth in 1936.

Harmsworth was the heir to Lord Rothermere, who owned the Daily Mail. Ann’s husband went away to fight in WW II and Ann appeared with Harmsworth as well as having an affair with Ian Fleming, then a stockbroker, who became an assistant to the Director of Naval Intelligence. It’s the Gang’s Big Mates again. In 1940, Harmsworth became Lord Rothermere. Ann’s husband was killed in action in 1944 and she married Lord Rothermere in 1945.

Ann and Lord Rothermere couple entertained and their social circle included the painter Lucian Freud (who painted her portrait), the choreographer Frederick Ashton and the artist Francis Bacon. Meanwhile, Ian Fleming left the Royal Navy and became a journalist with The Sunday Times. He had built Goldeneye on land in Jamaica and he had demanded three-month vacations from his employer to enjoy his holiday home. The two spent three months of every year together in Jamaica; Ann’s new husband thought she was in Jamaica to visit Noël Coward.

In 1951 Ann was divorced by Lord Rothermere and the following year she married Fleming. Lord Rothermere’s subsequent wife ‘Bubbles’ died in worrying circumstances involving prescribed medication in her continental villa and the explanation for the death didn’t make sense and neither did the prescribing practices of a number of Top Docs whom Bubbles was consulting. I blogged in detail about the death of Bubbles in an earlier post but the text disappeared.

Ann and Ian Fleming had one child, Caspar. Ann was pregnant with her son when they married; Caspar was born on 12 August 1952. Anxiety over his forthcoming marriage is said to be the reason that Ian Fleming wrote the first James Bond novel, Casino Royale. Ann had a £100,000 divorce settlement and Fleming sought additional sources of revenue to add to his salary from The Sunday Times.

The Flemings bought a house in London, where they entertained. They later rebuilt Warneford Place at Sevenhampton, near Swindon, renaming it Sevenhampton Place and moving there in 1963. Ian Fleming was not keen on the socialising, but their houses attracted Evelyn Waugh, Cyril Connolly and Peter Quennell,

Ann’s son Caspar died in London in October 1975 from an overdose of narcotics. Ann Fleming died at Sevenhampton Place on 12 July 1981.

 

The Carrs have three sons and one daughter: Adam Henry Maillard Carr (born 1951), Matthew Xavier Maillard Carr (1953-2011), Laura Selina Madeline Carr (born 1954) and Alexander Rallion Charles Carr (born 1958). Their son Adam married Angela P. Barry in 1988; their daughter Rose Angelica Mary Carr was born in 1991.

Matthew Carr was born in Oxford and studied at Camberwell School of Art, 1970-71, followed by Cheltenham School of Art, 1972-74. Carr left Eton at the age of 16 to study art at Camberwell. After completing his studies at Cheltenham School of Art, Carr returned to Oxford, and began teaching art and art history, until 1977 when he persuaded his parents to allow Andy Warhol to use their house in Oxford to hold a party. In Carr’s own words: ‘So I met Andy Warhol, he saw the drawings I was doing, and next thing I knew he put me up at the Ritz for two days, then took me to America. And he introduced me to Robert Fraser, who became my first agent.’ Carr readily admitted this was both his big break in the art world, but also the start of a problem with drug addiction as he entered the celebrity world of London and New York in the late 1970s. It was to take Carr 20 years to overcome his drugs addiction.

Despite being well connected in the art world, Carr was an infrequent exhibitor of his work. In 1977 he exhibited alongside Hugh Dunford Wood and Sara Lutyens in Church Street, Kensington, London, and he staged his first solo show at the Robert Fraser Gallery in London in 1983. Subsequent solo shows were at the Wildenstein Gallery in London in 1993, and two shows at Marlborough Fine Art, London, in 2003 and 2008. He also showed at Marlborough Gallery in New York in 2006.

In 2006 Matthew also took part in the exhibition Drawing Inspiration, held at the Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal, an exhibition that included the artists Tony Bevan, Christopher Bramham, Patrick Caulfield, Tracey Emin, Hughie O’Donoghue and others.

Carr died of leukaemia on 23 February 2011, a man with knowledge of very great wrongdoing re Gwynne and Dafydd. See the source imageAndy Warhol, a witness to even more himself, came to a sudden and unexpected end in Manhattan on 22 February 1987 at age 58. According to news reports, Warhol had been making a good recovery from gallbladder surgery at New York Hospital before dying in his sleep from a sudden post-operative irregular heartbeat. Prior to his diagnosis and operation, Warhol delayed having his recurring gallbladder problems checked, as he was afraid to enter hospitals and see doctors. His family sued the hospital for inadequate care, saying that the arrhythmia was caused by improper care and water intoxication. The malpractice case was quickly settled out of court; Warhol’s family received an undisclosed sum of money.

Shortly before Warhol’s death, doctors expected Warhol to survive the surgery, though a revaluation of the case about 30 years after his death showed many indications that Warhol’s surgery was in fact riskier than originally thought. It was widely reported at the time that Warhol died of a “routine” surgery, though when considering factors such as his age, a family history of gallbladder problems, his previous gunshot wound and his medical state in the weeks leading up to the procedure, the potential risk of death following the surgery appeared to have been significant. See previous posts.

 

Carr’s working method could be both intense and painful. According to the art critic Richard Dorment, sitting for Carr was a difficult experience involving ‘tedious hours sitting in frozen-faced silence, when, aware of eyes boring into me with frightening intensity, I listened to the scratching of pencil on paper and the ticking of my wristwatch.’

This almost forensic analysis can be seen in the way Carr would often organise images on his paper, most notably when drawing a series of twelve penes on a page, ‘in alarming close-up’, but also evident in his portrait heads which frequently float disembodied in the centre of the paper. In addition to Carr’s study of penes, his is best known for a similar drawing showing the heads of nine rhesus monkeys and a series of drawings of the semi-mumified human corpses in the Capuchin catacombs of Palermo.

Dr Dafydd Alun Jones

Carr claimed to hate the picture he made of the musician Diana Ross, a rare commissioned piece, due to compromising on the singer’s request to include a sunset in the background. Instead he tended to be select his models himself, often from the world of literature, Tom Stoppard (Tom’s first wife was Miriam who began her career as an Angel in Newcastle until she tripped over the ring run by Gwynne’s mate Lord John Walton, after which Miriam soon found herself qualifying as a Top Doc and then becoming Doc to Celebs, Media Doc and writer of volumes on the menopause; Tom moved on to Felicity Kendal and is now married to Carlo’s ex, Sabrina Guinness), Miriam Gross, Sebastian Faulks, James Fenton, Alan Jenkins and Francis Wyndham.

Matthew married Lady Anne Mary Somerset in 1988 and their daughter Eleanor Carr was born in 1992.

Lady Anne Mary is the daughter of David Robert Somerset, 11th Duke of Beaufort (23 February 1928-16 August 2017), known as David Somerset until 1984. An important figure in the world of fox hunting, the Duke was Chairman of Marlborough Fine Art and was well known for frequent conflicts with hunt saboteurs. He also held the office of Hereditary Keeper of Raglan Castle and was President of the British Horse Society.

The Duke married, firstly, Lady Caroline Jane Thynne (28 August 1928-22 April 1995), daughter of the 6th Marquess of Bath, on 5 July 1950. Caroline is the sister of the infamous Loins of Longleat. The marriage took place at St Peter’s Church, Eaton Square, in the presence of Brenda’s mum and dad as well as other Royal family.

The Duchess of Beaufort presided over the restoration of Badminton House and its grounds. She received an honorary degree (LLD) from Bristol University for her charitable work.

They had four children:

  • Henry John FitzRoy Somerset, 12th Duke of Beaufort (b. 22 May 1952); married Tracy Louise Ward (a granddaughter of the 3rd Earl of Dudley, former actress and environmental activist) and has issue, two sons and one daughter. They divorced in 2018.]
    • Robert Somerset, Marquess of Worcester (b. 1989)
    • Lady Isabella Elsa Somerset (b. 1991)
    • Lord Alexander Somerset (b. 1995)
  • Lady Anne Mary Somerset (b. 21 January 1955); historian, married Matthew Carr (1953—2011) in 1988 and has one daughter, Eleanor Carr (b. 1992).
  • Lord Edward Alexander Somerset (b. 1 May 1958); He married in 1982 the Hon. (Georgiana) Caroline Davidson (2nd daughter of John Davidson, 2nd Viscount Davidson) and is reported as divorcing her after he was jailed for assaulting her. They have issue:
    • Francesca Somerset (b. 1984)
    • Rose Victoria Somerset (b. 1992).
  • Lord John Robert Somerset (b. 5 November 1964) also known as Lord Johnson Somerset, married to (now divorced from) Lady Cosima Vane-Tempest-Stewart (daughter of Alexander Charles Robert Vane-Tempest-Stewart, 9th Marquess of Londonderry), and has a son and daughter:]
    • Lyle David Somerset (b. 1991)
    • Romy Caroline Somerset (b. 1993)

The Duke married, secondly, Miranda Elisabeth Morley (born 1947), on 2 June 2000. She is a daughter of Brigadier General Michael Frederick Morley.

The Duke was criticised in January 2009 when a Swansea Councillor, Ioan Richard, discovered by a Freedom of Information Act request that he had been paid £281,431 for a 70 ft bridge to be built over the River Tawe near Swansea. The Dukes of Beaufort had owned the river bed for some 400 years, so when the local council had wanted to build a bridge linking a shopping centre to the Liberty Stadium, home of Swansea City football club and the Ospreys rugby team, it had to pay the Duke for the right to cross his river bed. Ioan Richard stated that he was “furious that public money had to be used to pay one of Britain’s richest estates. For centuries Swansea folk have paid rents to the Duke of Beaufort and we don’t owe this powerful and wealthy family anything.” Although a few other people do obviously. Dr Dafydd Alun Jones

 

Laura Carr married Richard E. Barrowclough in 1978 and has four children, Milo Edmond, Conrad Oliver, Theodore Charles, and Sibell Augusta.

Raymond Carr died on 19 April 2015 at the age of 96. 

As for Raymond Carr’s successor as Warden of St Anthony’s, Oxford, as any fule kno, Lord Ralf Dahrendorf was Director of the LSE, 1974-84, having previously worked at the LSE under Karl Popper, 1953-54.Lord Piercy 1945.jpg

The Lord Dahrendorf
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Ralf Dahrendorf in 1980
Member of the House of Lords
Lord Temporal
In office
15 July 1993 – 17 June 2009
Life Peerage
European Commissioner for Research, Science and Education
In office
6 January 1973 – 5 January 1977
President François-Xavier Ortoli
Preceded by Fritz Hellwig
Succeeded by Guido Brunner
European Commissioner for Trade
In office
1 July 1970 – 5 January 1973
President Sicco Mansholt
Franco Maria Malfatti
Preceded by Jean-François Deniau
Succeeded by Christopher Soames
Parliamentary Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs
In office
22 October 1969 – 2 July 1970
Chancellor Willy Brandt
Preceded by new appointment
Succeeded by Karl Moersch
Member of the Bundestag
In office
28 September 1969 – 2 July 1970
Constituency FDP List
Personal details
Born 1 May 1929
Hamburg, Weimar Republic
Died 17 June 2009 (aged 80)
Cologne, Germany
Nationality United Kingdom
Germany
Political party Liberal Democrats (UK)
FDP (Germany)
Spouse(s) Vera Dahrendorf
Ellen Dahrendorf (née Ellen Joan Krug) (1980–2004)
Christiane Dahrendorf (2004–2009)
Children Nicola, Alexandra, and Daphne Dahrendorf
Alma mater University of Hamburg
London School of Economics
Profession Sociologist
Ralf Dahrendorf
Known for Providing a new definition of class conflict based on authority relations
Scientific career
Influences Marx, Weber, Popper, Hayek, Kant

In 1971, [Walter Zander] published ‘Israel and the Holy Places of Christendom’, which established him as an authority in this complex field involving religious, legal and territorial disputes and on which he wrote further scholarly articles. His last major publication, in the ‘Israel Law Review’ in 1982, concerned a historic dispute between the Coptic and the Ethiopian Churches. The aim in these publications, as always, was to find ways in which a spirit of tolerance and understanding could help resolve deep-rooted tensions and animosities. To bring Jews, Muslims and Christians together and, above all, to find ways of creating peace between Jews and Arabs, were Walter Zander’s abiding concerns to which he brought his full range of scholarly, legal, human and spiritual gifts. These qualities were evident in every aspect of his life: in his natural gift for friendship, his total involvement in the lives of his children and grandchildren, and his deep interest in everyone he met.

In 1988, on the occasion of his 90th birthday, Sir Isaiah Berlin wrote: ‘Walter Zander is probably the purest-hearted man I have ever met during my long life. He seems to me to be moved by a vision of spiritual ideals shared by the major religious faiths and forms of life shaped and dedicated to such ideals … If ever there was an embodiment of integrity and the disinterested pursuit of the good life, these qualities shine through in everything that he has done and been.’

He is survived by his four children, their spouses and nine grandchildren

After Walter Zander’s death, a flurry of obituaries were published.

‘The Times’:

Walter Zander, lawyer and scholar, died in South Croydon on April 7 aged 94. He was born in Erfurt, Germany, on June 8, 1898. When in 1948, Walter Zander published his pamphlet Is This the Way?, questioning the right of Jews to displace the indigenous Arabic population in the newly-formed Israel, it was barely noticed by the Palestinians whom he was trying to protect, and failed to move the politicians. But to his friends and fellow intellectuals (among them Gandhi and Albert Hourani) he was one of the most important Zionist thinkers of the century.

Zander was reading classics at Jena University when the first world war broke out. He fought on both the Eastern and the Western Fronts, winning the Iron Cross for gallantry. After the war he followed his father into the law, and started a practice in Berlin, later taking time off to study at the London School of Economics. In the early 1930s he wrote several articles on monetary policy.
In 1930 he married Gretl Magnus, daughter of the eminent physiologist Rudolf Magnus. By 1937 he and his family were forced to leave the increasingly hostile atmosphere of Berlin and emigrated to England. Showing a certain talent for improvisation, he set up a printing business in Slough and settled with his family in the village of Gerrards Cross. With the outbreak of war, however, he and his family were interned in the Isle of Wight (their rations were supplemented by food parcels from their former English neighbours). Meanwhile his mother, a gifted amateur painter and sculptor, had died in the Holocaust.

Zander was made Secretary of the British Friends of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem in 1944. He held this post for 27 years and used it to air his considerable worries regarding proper arrangements, including compensation, for the Palestinians. Is This the Way? so impressed Gandhi that Zander was invited, as the only Jew, to a conference on world conflict situations in India.
One of the few Arabs to recognise Zander’s talents was his friend for more than fifty years, the late Albert Hourani. When, in 1972, Zander retired from the Friends, to devote himself to study it was principally through Hourani’s influence that he was made Senior Associate Fellow at St Antony’s College, Oxford, attached to the Middle East Centre.

In 1971 Zander published Israel and the Holy Places of Christendom. He wrote about the Christian church with an understanding rarely found in non-Christians. It reflected the obvious uneasiness he felt about the “judaizing” of Jersualem, although he held out a forlorn hope for the future in the shape of a probable Arab Israeli agreement.

His last important publication, in the Israel Law Review in 1982, concerned a historic dispute between the Coptic and the Ethiopian Churches.
Music had always been important to him. As a boy he had studied at the Conservatory in Erfurt and he was almost certainly the last person alive to have played under Arthur Nikisch, the legendary conductor of the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra and friend of Brahms.

His wife died in 1968, and he is survived by his four children, one of whom is Michael Zander, Professor of Law at the London School of Economics.

The Guardian:

THE LIFE of Walter Zander, the lawyer and Hebrew scholar who has died aged 94, overlaps the century and resonates correspondingly. Born in Erfurt, he graduated in classics at Jena University, won the Iron Cross for-gallantry on both the Eastern and the Western fronts in the first world war and followed his father into the law: But his mother, a gifted amateur painter and sculptor, later perished in the Holocaust.

He himself studied viola and piano in Erfurt and may well be the last person to have played under the baton of the great Nikisch, the friend of Brahms and director of the Leipzig Gewandhaus. All members of Walter’s Berlin student quartet immigrated to England and continued to play together for decades. One of his grandsons, Benjamin, is a-conductor. Musicians thronged Walter’s funeral in north London.

Apart from his legal practice, Zander studied economics at the LSE during the thirties and wrote several articles on monetary policy. But during and after the war he took a different route. In 1944 he became and remained for 27 years secretary of the British Friends of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He foresaw that Israel needed to forge cultural and political links
abroad and he fostered Asian and African studies at the university.
In 1948 his pamphlet Is This The Way? addressed the problem of both securing the new State of Israel and making proper arrangements, including compensation, for the indigenous Palestinian population. In 1972 he retired, as he put it, “to devote his remaining years to study,” and through the Arab scholar the late Albert Hourani he became attached to the Middle East Centre at St Antony’s College, Oxford.

This was for him the culmination of his intellectual life. Israel And The Holy Places Of Christendom (1971) established him as an authority in this complex field involving religious, legal and territorial disputes. Bringing together Jews, Muslims and Christians was his chief concern to which he brought his full range of scholarly, legal, human and spiritual gifts.

Roger Owen, Director of St Antony’s; writes: Those of us who worked at the Middle East Centre during Walter Zander’s association from 1970 until 1987 will remember him in particular for his careful scholarship and for the meticulous way he prepared, and then presented, his ideas at our regular Friday seminars. He will also be remembered for his generous parting gift to the centre when age and infirmity prevented him from visiting us regularly. It has now become the Walter Zander Scholarship, awarded each year to the best candidate for the Oxford M.Phil in Modern Middle Eastern Studies. But Walter’s circle of Oxford friends extended far beyond that. Those, who met him at High Table or simply walking slowly in the College grounds were all struck by his air of gentle dignity and the importance he so obviously attached to the simple rituals of everyday life. After even the shortest exchange you came away with the comforting feeling that the world was a reasonable and much more manageable place.

Torygraph obituary:

WALTER ZANDER, lawyer and scholar who has died aged 94, was a latter-day Pangloss. “You never know what is good news and what is bad news,” he would say. When Hitler came to power and he had to flee Germany he thought his whole world had collapsed. “But,” he liked to add, “I came to England and lived happily ever after.”
Walter Zander was born on June 8 1898 into a cultivated and prosperous German Jewish family; his father was an eminent lawyer, his mother a painter.
Young Walter himself trained as a musician and played the piano and viola. Then came the Great War. He fought in the German army both on the eastern and western fronts and was awarded the Iron Cross.

He studied at Jena and Berlin, took a doctorate in law and soon built up a legal practice in Berlin. In 1930 he married Gretl Magnus, daughter of Rudolph Magnus, the physiologist, and they had three children (a fourth was to be born in England).

When Hitler was elected to power in 1933 Zander could not believe what was happening, for it did not accord with his understanding of Germany and the Germans. As he came to terms with reality, he found it difficult to abandon his clients and he did not come to England until 1937. Zander was nearly 40 by then, with a young family and without an income or prospect of employment. But he teamed up with a fellow refugee who had developed a new photogravure process and set up a printing works in Slough. It immediately prospered, but in 1940, shortly after the fall of France, he and other German refugees were rounded up as “enemy aliens”, his factory was confiscated and he was interned on the Isle of Man.
Zander recalled those events, and even his flight from Germany, without bitterness; he preferred to dwell on the kindness of his neighbours in Gerrards Cross. His wife took in lodgers, traders gave her extended credit, and the headmaster of the local preparatory school waived his fees. His experience of those years made him an inveterate Anglophile.

He remained on the Isle of Man for 25 months and joined with other internees to set up a sort of ad hoc university in the camp and a scratch symphony orchestra. He lectured in law and economics and played in the orchestra. (Four of the more accomplished musicians were later to set up the Amadeus String Quartet.)

On his release Zander was engaged by the Ministry of Information to lecture British troops on the Nazi treatment of the Jews. In 1944 he became secretary of the British Friends of the Hebrew University, a post he retained for the next 27 years. It was a lowly office for a man with his qualifications. He began with one assistant in a tiny room, but soon built up a major operation which endowed scholarships, arranged cultural exchanges and remitted millions of pounds to Jerusalem.

The loathed Stuart Stanton at St George’s was up to something in Israel that was alleged to be even more criminal that the activities of his colleagues but no-one was ever quite sure what. Whatever Stanton was up to it involved a lot of money, wealthy private patients and mistresses and organisations that promoted cultural links between Israel and the UK. One such organisation with which Stanton was involved also starred Michael Grade. See previous posts.

Though working for an organisation at the heart of the Jewish national revival, Zander was not a Zionist. In 1948, while the nascent Jewish state was struggling for life, he published a pamphlet, Is This the Way?, in which he questioned the need for a state at all. He was not only concerned about the situation of the Arabs: he was also inclined to regard Jewish culture as a sort of homeland in its own right.
A deeply religious man, without any trace of sanctimoniousness, Walter Zander somehow managed to combine spirituality with geniality.
He could, though, carry charity to uncharitable lengths, and did not let even the Holocaust, in which his own mother perished, open his eyes to the realities of the Jewish situation.

Is This the Way? caused an immediate furore and there were demands for his resignation. But if it was easy to be exasperated with Zander it was impossible to be angry with him. After Norman Bentwich, a former Professor of International Law at the Hebrew University (and a Zionist), came to his support, the uproar subsided and Zander eventually became not only a cherished institution but a governor and an honorary fellow of the University.

In 1971 he was appointed an associate fellow of St Antony’s College Oxford. His eyesight was failing by then, and he became completely blind, but he managed to produce one book on Soviet Jewry and another on Israel and the Christian Holy Places.

He had an idyllic family life and derived great joy from the successes of his children.
One son became a professor of law at the London School of Economics, another a lecturer in medicine at St Thomas’s, the third, conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, while his daughter, a distinguished art historian and critic, is married to the President of Harvard University.

Sir Isaiah Berlin summed him up in a phrase on his 90th birthday. He was, he said, “probably the purest hearted man I have ever met”.
His wife died in 1968. They had three sons and a daughter.

The Indie:

THE PROBLEM in writing about Walter Zander is that readers who did not know him will not believe the words one is obliged to use. How to persuade them that this is not the ritual eulogy of the newly dead?

His life began with distinguished but conventional success: then turned in its middle years into horror and catastrophe. He could. have been, he should have been, bitter, angry, desperate, cynical. Instead, he was tolerant, gentle, courteous, generous, civilised, honourable – beyond belief honourable.Dr Dafydd Alun Jones

Born a Jew in Germany, he fought in the Great War on both fronts and won the Iron Cross. Afterwards he established a lawyer’s practice in Berlin. When the Nazis arrived his Iron Cross offered no protection and he moved to England with his wife and young family (his mother died in the Holocaust). His career destroyed at the age of 40, this scholarly, unworldly man became an entrepreneur: With astonishing versatility he set up a printing business in Slough and a family home in Gerrards Cross. How bizarre those names ring out against his Central European background.

But very soon the Second World War destroyed his business and sent him off to internment in the Isle of Man. One of his comic memories was of the village bobby coming to arrest him and being hustled by the indignant villagers, indignant on behalf of an enemy alien with a music hall German accent. Deprived of their livelihood for a second time, his family were supported with food and- comfort by those same suburban, English villagers. The troubles passed.

In 1944 he was appointed secretary of the British Friends of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. This was his profession for the next 27 years and he was a wholehearted Zionist. Whole-hearted but magnanimous: one of his principal concerns was the attitude of Zionism to the Arabs who lived in the land where the new state of Israel was to be established. His pamphlet Is This the Way? (1948) influenced intellectuals all over the world (Gandhi among them) but failed to move the politicians or the public. The Israelis respected him but could not take his advice. The Arabs, convinced of Zionist injustice, were hardly aware of his efforts.

One man on the Arab side, the Oxford don Albert Hourani, saw his worth and became his close friend. Under Hourani’s sponsorship he became a member of St Antony’s College, Oxford, and active in the Middle East Centre, where he was loved and respected by both sides in the grim Arab Israel debate. In Oxford and in London, in Israel and in the United States, there grew around him, without effort on his part, a vast range of friends and disciples. The death of his wife Gretl 25 years ago hit him hard, but he saw their four children into careers of enviable talent and distinction, united by family love and a devotion to music which was central to their lives.

The blindness and infirmity of old age did not diminish his dignity, his grace or his goodness. On his 90th birthday Isaiah Berlin wrote that he was “probably the purest-hearted man I have ever met”. He died calm, confident of his religious faith and preternaturally polite. As we put him in his grave last week we were lovingly but uncomfortably aware that he had set us unattainable standards.

Sir James Craig wrote the above obituary.

The Jewish Chronicle:

Walter Zander, who has died aged 95, was a unique institution in postwar Anglo-Jewry, writes Jon Kimche.

As secretary of the Friends of the Hebrew University from 1944-70, he used his office as a springboard not only to raise urgently needed funds for the university on a level not previously achieved but, even more, to spread the academic range of the university. He was more concerned with achievement than with publicity and he enjoyed the personal support of Israel’s Prime Minister, David Ben-Gurion, during his years of often uphill struggle to introduce African, Asian and Arab studies – and students – to the Hebrew University. In those early days, Anglo-Jewry, American Jewry and Israelis had more pressing priorities for Israel.
But Walter Zander persevered with incomparable tact and natural charm supported by his profoundly knowledgeable background of all that was best in the German-Jewish liberal culture, he had acquired as an eminent Zionist lawyer in Berlin.

When he came with his young family to England in the 1930s, he first set up a printing business outside London but then suffered internment on the Isle of Man. His appointment as secretary of the Friends of the Hebrew University drew on his scholarship and wide talents. His influence was founded as much on example as on persuasion.

His counsel was sought increasingly and always given discreetly. After retiring at 72 to devote himself to study and writing, he became a Hebrew
University governor and a senior associate fellow at St Antony’s College, Oxford.
Often critical of Israeli policies towards the Arabs, but never of Israel, his greatest achievement was perhaps his ability to understand positions with which he deeply disagreed.

He became one of the foremost authorities on Israel’s holy places. his book on “Israel and the Holy Places of Christendom” has become a standard history of a very complex topic.

Despite his blindness in later years, he maintained his interest in his life’s work to the last. Predeceased by his wife, Gretl, in 1968, he is survived by three sons, a daughter and grandchildren.

 

Luke’s brother Michael Zander, QC, FBA, (born 16 November 1932 in Berlin) is a British legal scholar. Professor Michael Zander, 1977.jpgMichael Zander is Professor Emeritus of Law at the LSE, and the author of several books known to generations of lawyers and law students alike. Professor Zander was a member of the Royal Commission on Criminal Justice (1991–1993). He is currently a member of the Home Office’s PACE Strategy Board.

After attending the Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe, 1946-51, Michael Zander studied at Jesus College, Cambridge. Zander then took an LLM at Harvard University. For a time, he worked with the law firm of Sullivan & Cromwell on Wall Street. After Zander’s return to the UK he qualified with Ashurst Morris Crisp and then briefly practised as a solicitor. During his clerkship he was legal adviser to Tony Benn, when aristo and hereditary peer Benn fought to stay in the Commons rather than the Lords. Wedgie Benn is a man who – along with his wife – did so much for Tommy’s as well as for Gwynne and Dafydd and who, as Harold Wilson’s Minister of Technology was loyally served by Civil Service mandarin Penelope Piercy, daughter of my Posh Relative by marriage Lord Piercy. See the source image

Lord Piercy 1945.jpgMichael Zander joined the LSE Law Department in 1963 where he was appointed to a Chair in 1977; he was Convenor of the Law Department, 1984-88 and again in 1997-98. Michael Zander was appointed an Honorary Queen’s Counsel in 1997 and was elected a Senior Fellow of the British Academy in 2005. Professor Zander retired from the LSE in 1998.

For 25 years, from 1963 to 1988, Zander was Legal Correspondent of The Guardian, for which he wrote some 1,400 articles. He has frequently broadcast on radio and TV, commenting on legal issues.

In 2010, Zander was awarded the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws by King’s College, London. The citation stated: “He has devoted a long and active career to the study, teaching, practice and improvement of the law, and has made outstanding contributions in both the academic and public spheres. There is no greater authority in the fields to which he has devoted himself: criminal procedure, civil procedure, legal system, legal profession and legal services. … The central mission of his professional life has been to make the justice system work better.” 

In 2015, Michael Zander received the Halsbury Lifetime Contribution Award. The award was established in 2013. In that year it went to Sir Sydney Kentridge KCMG, QC. In 2014 it went to Lord Judge, Lord Chief Justice 2008-13.

Michael Zander’s publications include:

  • Lawyers and the Public Interest (1968)Dr Dafydd Alun Jones
  • Legal Services for the Community (1978) Dr Dafydd Alun Jones
  • A Matter of Justice (1989) Dr Dafydd Alun Jones
  • The Crown Court Study (1993) Dr Dafydd Alun Jones
  • A Bill of Rights? (4th ed.1997) Dr Dafydd Alun Jones
  • The State of Justice (2000) Dr Dafydd Alun Jones
  • The Law-Making Process (7th ed., 2015) Dr Dafydd Alun Jones
  • The Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (7th ed.2015) Dr Dafydd Alun Jones
  • Cases and Materials on the English Legal System (10th ed., 2007) 

 

Luke and Michael’s brother Benjamin Zander (born 9 March 1939) Boston Philharmonic's Zander.jpgis an English conductor, who is currently the Musical Director of the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra and the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra.

Benjamin Zander was born in Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire and started to compose music at the age of nine. Several of his compositions came to the attention of Benjamin Britten, who invited the Zander family to spend three summers in Aldeburgh, the seaside town in Suffolk in which Britten lived. Benjamin Zander took lessons with Britten and became a student of theory of Britten’s amanuensis and assistant, Imogen Holst.

Benjamin Zander’s main instrument was the cello. He began studying at the age of ten and became the youngest member of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain at the age of twelve. Zander boarded at Uppingham School as a music scholar at the age of thirteen and then attended St. Paul’s School, London where he could continue his cello studies with Herbert Withers. At the age of fifteen, Benjamin became a student of the Spanish cello virtuoso Gaspar Cassadó and moved to Florence and Siena, Italy for the next three years. Zander completed his cello studies at the State Conservatoire in Cologne, Germany where he served as an assistant to Cassadó.

After living abroad for five years, Benjamin Zander returned to England, completed his A levels and studied at UCL for a degree in English Literature. During his period of study at UCL, he performed regularly as a cellist, giving recitals and chamber music concerts with the King-Zander-Arieli Trio and he taught at the Yehudi Menuhin School for gifted children.

In 1965 Benjamin won a Harkness International Fellowship and travelled to the US for graduate work at Brandeis University, Harvard University and with Leonard Shure and Ernst Oster in New York.

In 1967, Zander joined the faculty of the New England Conservatory of Music and remained on the faculty until 2012. In July 2012 the New England Conservatory and Preparatory School conferred on Zander the title of Faculty Emeritus, acknowledging his significant contributions to the School over 45 years. This honour came hot on the heels of Zander being fired in January 2012 for negligence amid allegations he had hired a videographer to record concerts, who had (with Zander’s knowledge) previously served a prison sentence for sexual assault of a minor. Zander later acknowledged that hiring the videographer, Peter Benjamin, without informing School administrators was a “significant oversight.”

Benjamin Zander is the Conductor and Music Director of the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, a youth orchestra in Boston comprising both high school and college age students. The BPYO rehearses at the Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology in Boston’s South End. Their premiere performance took place in Symphony Hall on 25 November 2012. On the program was Strauss’ Ein Heldenleben, Beethoven’s Egmont Overture, and Elgar’s Cello Concerto with Alisa Weilerstein as soloist.

Benjamin married Patricia Zander in 1966 and their daughter Jessica was born a few years later. Jessica and her husband David Tomaszewski have two daughters, Maya, born in April 2001 and Vivian-Rose, born in April 2003. Benjamin’s son-in-law is presumably this David Tomaszewski:

David Tomaszewski
Born 6 October 1984 (age 35)

Nationality French
Occupation Music video director, digital artist
Parent(s) Marek Tomaszewski (father)
Website www.davidktom.com

David Tomaszewski  born 6 October 1984) is a French music video director and digital artist of Polish descent, the son of Polish pianist Marek Tomaszewski. David Tomaszewski is best known for having collaborated with French rapper Orelsan. David directed one of his first music videos, La peur de l’échec, in 2009 before directing 5 others since 2010. David Tomaszewski also came up with the creation of Orelsan’s RaelSan character in the build-up to the release of his album Le chant des sirènes, and he was responsible for the visual design of the latter as the artistic director. Tomaszewski supervised and produced Orelsan’s concert at Zénith de Paris on 16 October 2012. In the video “Les vœux de RaelSan pour 2012” (“RaelSan’s Wishes for 2012”), it was his father Marek who accompanied the rapper on the piano.

 

Benjamin Zander and Rosamund Stone Zander have been married since 1981. They work closely together and live in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Rosamund’s children, Alexandra and Evan Bageris, also live in Massachusetts.

 

On Feb 2012, the website boston.com carried the following report:

‘This is a nightmare for all of us’

Conductor Zander reflects on his errors and his future after NEC

Former New England Conservatory conductor Benjamin Zander rehearsed at the Armory in Somerville, Ma., on Feb. 2, for an upcoming set of concerts. (Essdras M Suarez/Globe Staff) Former New England Conservatory conductor Benjamin Zander rehearsed at the Armory in Somerville, Ma., on Feb. 2, for an upcoming set of concerts.

By Geoff Edgers

 Globe Staff / February 5, 2012

The conductor, author, and inspirational speaker sits in the living room of his Brattle Street home, listening to what is being said about him:

That he, Benjamin Zander, showed no remorse. That he put children at risk. That New England Conservatory, his professional home for 45 years, had no choice other than to fire him.

Zander, usually overflowing with laughter and enthusiasm, wearily runs his hands through his frizzy white hair. He’s unhappy with himself and he’s unhappy with NEC’s leaders, who he feels rushed to judgment. He notes that when NEC president Tony Woodcock fired him last month, Woodcock hadn’t yet discovered that it was the school’s opera department – not Zander – who first hired videographer Peter Benjamin, a registered sex offender, to record performances by NEC students. “It’s about as bad a situation as things can be,’’ Zander says. These days, he’s left to contemplate the fallout of hiring Benjamin. Three upcoming paid speaking engagements have already been cancelled. Zander is also pained by the damage done to NEC, an institution dear to him. “This is a nightmare for all of us,’’ he says. “I want us to all wake up and say, ‘What went wrong?’ ’’

Zander, 72, began teaching at NEC in 1966. He helped found the Boston Philharmonic in 1979, and, over the last two decades, has developed a profitable and high-profile gig giving leadership talks. Zander’s dynamic approach has been featured on “60 Minutes’’ and Charlie Rose, has scored him the opening speech at a World Economic Forum and, just last October, drew Sting to a rehearsal of NEC’s Youth Philharmonic Orchestra in Brown Hall.

And he refuses to see only the dark side of his current situation. The mess has, he says, humbled and transformed him. Indignant at first, Zander has now publicly apologized for his lack of judgment.

The crisis, he says, allowed him to hear both the appreciative words from scores of parents, teachers, and musicians who feel NEC made a mistake in dismissing him, and the criticism from friends and family members who have helped him realize just how irresponsible it was to support Benjamin without knowing enough about the crimes.

His wife, Rosamund Zander, winces at his defensiveness in the immediate wake of the firing. “It’s very difficult for the ego and psyche to transform when you’ve been beaten to a pulp,’’ she said. “He’s coming to a sense of responsibility or awareness that he hadn’t had before. But in order to get there, somebody came up with a two-by-four and smashed him.’’

It was about 20 years ago when the conductor, who led the Youth Philharmonic Orchestra and taught NEC’s interpretation class, wrote a letter of support for Benjamin on the eve of the videographer’s sentencing for raping and sexually abusing teenagers. Benjamin had worked for Zander prior to his arrest. He says he didn’t know the particulars of Benjamin’s crimes at the time and still didn’t 10 years later when he hired him to film concerts and rehearsals with the YPO or a class he taught at the Walnut Hill School for the Arts, a preparatory school affiliated with NEC. He also did not tell his superiors what he did know about Benjamin, which is that the videographer had been jailed for sex crimes involving minors.

Benjamin underwent a rigorous rehabilitation program, according to his attorney, and has faced no new charges of a sexual nature since his release from prison in the late 1990s. He has not been accused of any misconduct at NEC, but Zander now concedes that it was irresponsible for him to put a Level II sex offender in the same room with the teens the conductor worked with at NEC and Walnut Hill.

NEC learned of Benjamin’s past just before Christmas, tipped off by a parent. On Jan 12, after weeks of investigation and consultation with the school’s board and attorneys, Woodcock called Zander into his office and told him he would need to resign or be fired. In the short meeting, Zander did not resign – or apologize. “I was staggered,’’ said Woodcock. “It didn’t show any culpability. It reinforced the notion of no judgment whatsoever. If somebody is demonstrating no judgment, how can they be responsible for children?

Zander’s firing also has raised questions about NEC’s approach. Why wasn’t he suspended so the school could take more time investigating his role? Did the climate surrounding the Pennsylvania State University scandal, in which legendary football coach Joe Paterno was dismissed after revelations of child sex abuse by a former assistant, drive NEC’s actions?

“What Ben did was obviously a failure of judgment, but I would think in the interest of the school they would have tried hard to define his role and see if anything was salvageable,’’ said composer John Harbison, a friend of Zander’s who believes he should not have been fired. “They’ve not opened any channel to any possible reconciliation.’’

The conductor now says he was extremely naive. He had no idea that his job was at risk at any point, not when NEC first asked him about Benjamin in December, nor when the school phoned him in London during a recording session a few weeks later to ask more questions.

Benjamin’s NEC work, in fact, stretched far beyond Zander. In the school’s video library, there is a rack of almost two dozen DVDs commissioned by the school’s Opera Department. Two of the videos predate Zander’s hiring of Benjamin and one, a 2002 production of “Hansel and Gretel,’’ features two dozen middle-school students who performed as part of a children’s chorus.

At no time did NEC ever do a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check on Benjamin, now standard practice for schools. It was a failure on NEC’s part, Woodcock said, and an important lesson. “It’s like air travel before 9/11 and air travel after 9/11,’’ he said. “We are in a new world as an organization. I think I need to know absolutely who is under the roof of NEC at any given moment. So I accept responsibility for that.’’

Though NEC had a committee investigate Benjamin’s work, Woodcock was unaware, when asked last week, of the 2002 opera videos. A day later, he said a faculty member, whom he declined to name, hired Benjamin without knowledge of his sexual crimes. The charges against the videographer included his having secretly videotaped himself having sex with three male teens, one of whom he abused for two years starting when the boy was 13.

“If I come to learn otherwise, I will take appropriate action,’’ said Woodcock.

Zander finds it hard to believe that others didn’t know of Benjamin’s past. Whether filming for the Boston Symphony Orchestra, American Repertory Theater, or Boston Ballet, Benjamin was well known in Boston’s cultural community. He was particularly close with the late Sarah Caldwell, the legendary head of Opera Company of Boston. In fact, Caldwell not only attended his 1994 sentencing hearing, she sobbed in court when he was led away, Benjamin confirmed through his attorney, John Swomley. “If [Woodcock] had just stepped back, if he had acted judiciously and said, ‘Let’s look at this. Let’s see what’s going on here,’ ’’ Zander says. “Peter Benjamin, for better or worse, is part of the fabric of the Boston artistic scene. He’s worked everywhere, and he’s worked so much at the conservatory that when he walks in the door, people don’t even look up. Who knew? Who didn’t know? It didn’t seem to matter.’’

Woodcock says Zander left him little choice. He called the conductor a “powerhouse’’ in an interview last week and said he was familiar with his work before coming to NEC having attended one of his leadership talks and read the book Zander wrote with his wife, Rosamund, “The Art of Possibility.’’ But relations between the two grew strained after Woodcock was hired in 2007. Neither Woodcock nor Zander would say why.

In fact, Zander had already been forced out of YPO. Last summer, NEC announced a “transition’’ plan for the youth orchestra that saw Zander stepping down in 2013, after two more seasons. Publicly, the two presented a unified front, with Zander’s exit to be punctuated by a yearlong celebration, tour and lifelong appointment as music director emeritus. Zander says now he didn’t want to leave but had no choice. Woodcock, in an interview last week, said that the conductor’s prominence did not play into the decision to fire him for the Benjamin case and that Zander should not have received special treatment. “I don’t know about one set of rules for individuals because they’re visiting deity and another code of conduct because they’re like you and I,’’ he said.

The loss of the post, for Zander, was crushing. He says that he has always taken special pride in his work with the youth in the YPO on Saturdays and at Walnut Hill on Mondays. “It’s growth and development for the next generation,’’ he said. “That’s my life’s work.’’

Just last summer, Zander took the YPO on a tour of Eastern Europe. To help foot the bill, Zander says he paid $260,000 out of his own pocket – money raised through speaking fees. Players have been writing Zander since news broke. “You CANNOT leave us! You MUST come back!’’ e-mailed Njeri Grevious, 16, a violinist from Newton.

Kathleen Boyd, first flute in the Boston Philharmonic and a student of the conductor at NEC in the 1970s, said Zander’s firing has sparked considerable anger and fear among the many musicians who studied under him. “Ben should be celebrated for the gifts he has given to all of us,’’ she said. “This is such a wrong ending for his time at NEC.’’ Carol Ehrlich, whose son Harry, 15, plays cello in the YPO, felt NEC should have reprimanded Zander, not fired him. She praised the conductor for the care he takes in mentoring young musicians. “The kids don’t just play music. He encourages them to see music as making up a bigger statement in the world,’’ she said. “Now they feel abandoned and hurt. Through this process, the kids came in last.’’

Not everyone associated with the YPO supports Zander. You do realize that he was basically promoting a level II sex offender this whole time, right?’’ wrote one player on a Facebook thread after another suggested protesting NEC’s move. And a parent of a player said she agreed with the firing. “I think that was the exact correct response,’’ said the woman, who asked to remain anonymous for fear her child would lose opportunities in the music community if she criticized Zander. “He was a huge celebrity, he could be extremely grandiose and he seems to me to be failing in judgment.’’

If there is a bright spot here, says Zander, it is how this crisis has changed him. The first week was spent battling his feelings and avoiding reality. He took refuge from the reporters camped outside by heading to his daughter’s house. He threw on a suit, a tie, and a smile and gave a paid talk at a leadership conference for Boston Scientific as if nothing had happened. He managed to get word of his crisis to Rosamund, who was in Africa climbing Mount Kilimanjaro.

His older brother, Michael, a celebrated legal scholar from England, flew in to counsel him. He felt Zander wasn’t taking responsibility for his hiring of Benjamin and should apologize. So did former US Ambassador Swanee Hunt, a close friend and neighbour. “I said, ‘Ben, for you, the first response has to be what my part is, not what they did to me,’ ’’ she told him.

A week after he was fired, Zander began to open up. That, he says, is when the transformation began. First, Rosamund returned home from Africa. The two have been separated since 1984, but they talk every day, live around the block from each other, and collaborated on the book and inspirational philosophy that have made Zander a world-renowned public speaker. She stressed how inappropriate it was to bring a convicted sex offender, whose crimes involved video no less, into a school to film children. Then Michael came down for breakfast one morning with a typed letter explaining two approaches. The first would be to accept that his actions were “grossly negligent.’’ The second would be to continue justifying his behaviour. “The reason I think the first approach will serve you better is that it is cleaner and more honourable,’’ Michael wrote. “Taking the blame on yourself will release you from blaming others. It will release you also from endless agonizing over the question and from wondering and fearing what other people think. . . . You will have stood up and been counted.’’

At that moment, Zander says his perspective shifted. He finally understood what he had done. That is when he sat down to write his apology. Last Thursday night, Zander returned to the Boston Philharmonic for the first time since the scandal. The orchestra, he says, is all he has left.

On this night, with the more than 80 some players gathered at the Somerville Armory for a rehearsal, Zander gave a short speech. He repeated his apology and spoke of how much he regretted bringing Benjamin into NEC. He then assured the players that the Boston Philharmonic was a separate entity. “It’s been very tough, the hardest thing I’ve ever had to deal with in my life,’’ he said. “But I’ve grown enormously.’’ With that, the conductor raised his arms and signalled the start to Richard Strauss’s “Ein Heldenleben.’’ It was a typically energetic performance. He shook his arms until his glasses slipped down his nose, stomped his right leg and sang along with the music as he offered instruction.

During the first break, Zander hugged principal horn player Whitacre Hill. “A big relief that this is still here,’’ said Hill, a veteran of the recently defunct Opera Boston.

Zander talked of the Boston Philharmonic board’s support during the crisis. Then he wiped the sweat from his forehead and smiled. “You can’t lie with your body, and you can’t lie with your eyes,’’ he said. “It’s great to be back.’’

In 2012 I left north Wales after being threatened by a policeman with a gun. Tony Francis was found dead in the same year.

Benjamin Zander’s brother Luke was a GP with a senior academic position at the most elite medical school in London and in 1985-86 gave his full support to Wendy Savage who was facilitating an international trafficking ring along with Zander, Geoffrey Chamberlain and others. Because I refused to withdraw my complaints about their partners in crime in north Wales I had my career wrecked and my friend was murdered in April 1986. The acknowledgements in Wendy’s book state ‘I would like particularly to thank Luke Zander and Ron Taylor whose understanding of the principles of justice and own personal integrity have been an example to all doctors…’

The Chairman of the GMC at the time of this farce, who refused to investigate my complaints about Gwynne and then Dafydd and Tony Francis, was Lord John Walton, a personal friend of Gwynne and Dafydd and the Top Doc who was the Top Dog in the branch of the same trafficking ring that operated in the North East of England. 

Luke Zander’s sister Angelica is an art historian based in the US:

Angelica Zander Rudenstine, German, American freelance curator and art historian. Guggenheim fellow, 1983-1984. Trustee American Academy in Rome, 1980-1991. Member College Art Association, International Council Museums (Committee for Museum Modern Art). Member, Board of Trustees at The Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Now then. Meet Angelica’s husband.

Neil Rudenstine
26th President of Harvard University
In office
1991–2001
Preceded by Derek C. Bok
Succeeded by Lawrence Summers
Personal details
Born
Neil Leon Rudenstine

(1935-01-21) January 21, 1935 (age 84)
Danbury, Connecticut

Nationality American
Spouse(s) Angelica Zander
Children 3 children
Academic background
Alma mater
Thesis Sir Philip Sidney: The styles of love (1964)
Doctoral advisor Douglas Bush
Academic work
Discipline English and American Literature
Sub-discipline Renaissance literature
Institutions

Neil Leon Rudenstine (born January 21, 1935) served as President of Harvard University, 1991-2001.

Brenda with two high profile Harvard graduates:

Rudenstine was born in Danbury, Connecticut, the son of Mae (née Esperito) and Harry Rudenstine, a prison guard. His father was a Ukrainian Jew who emigrated from Kiev; his mother, a Roman Catholic and the daughter of immigrants from Campobasso, Italy.

Neil Rudenstine is an Episcopalian. He attended the Wooster School in Danbury on a scholarship and was selected to participate in Camp Rising Sun, the Louis August Jonas Foundation’s international summer scholarship program. 

Rudenstine studied the humanities at Princeton University (A.B., 1956) and participated in Army R.O.T.C. After serving in the U.S. Army as an artillery officer, he attended New College, Oxford, on a Rhodes Scholarship and earned an M.A. In 1964, Rudenstine received a Ph.D. in English literature from Harvard; his dissertation, entitled Sir Philip Sidney: The Styles of Love and directed by Douglas Bush, treated Sidney’s poetic development.

Most of Rudenstine’s career has been dedicated to educational administration. Rudenstine taught at Harvard, 1964-68 as an instructor and then an Assistant Professor in the Department of English and American Literature and Language.

From 1968 to 1988, Rudenstine was a faculty member and senior administrator at Princeton University. A scholar of Renaissance literature, he was an Associate Professor and then a full Professor of English. He also held a series of administrative posts at Princeton:

  • Dean of students (1968–72)
  • Dean of the college (1972–77)
  • Provost (1977–88)

After Rudenstine’s time at Princeton University, he served as Executive Vice-President of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation from 1988 to 1991.

Rudenstine’s then went on to serve as President of Harvard from 1991 to 2001. At Harvard he gained a reputation as an effective fundraiser, overseeing a period of highly successful growth of Harvard’s endowment.

Rudenstine was known as a very mild-mannered president, supporting the arts and humanities and generally avoiding internal controversy, usually taking a hands-off approach to leading the university. He is also known for his initially hostile response to the Harvard Living Wage Campaign of 1998–2001, an initiative that drew the active support of thousands of students, faculty, and alumni, including the late Senator Ted Kennedy. In November 1994, citing exhaustion, Rudenstine took a three-month leave of absence, during which provost Albert Carnesale served as acting President.

In Nov 1994 Dafydd obtained his injunction from Liverpool High Court against F and I on the basis that I was an immediate threat to Dafydd’s life; extensive perjury took place on the part of Dafydd. The North Wales Police, the MDU and Hempsons all knew that Dafydd perjured himself. There was only one genuine allegation made by Dafydd in his affidavit and that was that some months previously F had blown a raspberry (or in Dafydd’s parlance ‘impersonated the sound of a flatus’) down the phone at Dafydd.

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No questions were asked and I – rather than the Phantom Raspberry Blower – was deemed to present such a danger to Dafydd’s life that an ex-parte injunction was issued.

I’ll tell readers a secret. The injunction was read by the police, the bailiffs and other Hergest patients who just pissed themselves laughing at the contents. F and I thought it so ridiculous that a few days later after Gwynedd Community Health Council told me that no, they would not be taking action re a serious breach of confidence by Dafydd and no, they would not respond to yet another letter from Brown confirming that in the summer of 1987 Brown heard Dafydd telling me that if I dropped my complaint about him, he would get me a place at Liverpool Medical School, F said ‘I’ve had enough of this, I’m going to ring that bastard up’. So F did, in the guise of yet another mad upper class Top Doc (Dafydd knew so many of them that he always had difficulty deciding whether it was a genuine call or F). Once Dafydd realised that it was F, he snapped down the phone ‘Then I suggest that you read the injunction served on you by Liverpool High Court’. At which point F responded in the manner of a baffled upper class Top Doc who decided that Dr Jones had obviously gone completely mad.

No we weren’t arrested, we didn’t even receive a visit from the police, I presume because so many people had read the contents of that injunction and were saying ‘Do you know, Liverpool High Court actually gave him an injunction because F blew a raspberry down the phone at him..’ And of course they also knew that extensive perjury had been committed in Liverpool High Court with the knowledge of the MDU, Hempsons and the North Wales Police. What Dafydd and the Gang did do throughout 1995 was try and raise yet another Case For Me To Be Sent To Broadmoor and hopefully lobotomised.

A raspberry down the phone – from someone other than me – was the only concrete evidence that they had.

Well, MDU, Hempsons and MDU barrister Sir Robert Francis QC? Any comments? 

The Presiding Judge of the Northern Circuit in Nov 1994 was Sir John Kay. In Feb 1990, Sir John Kay sitting at Leeds High Court issued an injunction against me at the request of Gwynedd County Council on the basis of the perjury of two Gwynedd social workers, Jackie Brandt and Keith Fearns. I had never met Keith Fearns and had met Brandt at most three times. Fearns and Brandt maintained that I was a threat to the lives of all of the staff of the Arfon Community Mental Health Team.

John  Kay issued an ex-parte injunction that prevented me from even writing to any member of staff of Gwynedd Social Services. The reason that I had been writing to them was that Brandt had unlawfully detained me in Sept 1986 and during that time I was forced into a room alone with Dafydd who Talked Sex and when I challenged him told me to get out of north Wales and if I ever came back he’d have me arrested. No-one would answer my letters or phone calls about this matter; I was insulted, sneered at and the phone would be hung up on me. So that is why I had visited Brandt myself a grand total of two or three times to ask ‘WHAT do you think that you are doing?’

By Feb 1990, I had been detained unlawfully again of course. The Mental Health Act Commission  admitted that Brandt, Dafydd et al had broken the law but no, no action was taken against anyone, except of course me.

Documentation now in my possession demonstrates that Lucille Hughes and Ron Evans, the bent lawyer employed by Gwynedd County Council, were micromanaging the whole discourse re my Dangerousness and were giving detailed instructions to Fearns and Brandt re what to say to the police, in statements etc. I also have copies of sarky handwritten notes written by Brandt’s colleagues who were in fear of their lives that were made after I had tried to get answers on the phone saying things like ‘So she’s going to come to the office!! WOW we’re SO SCARED!!!’

They were a gang of violent, lying people traffickers who were not in any way physically afraid of me or any other Dangerous Nutter. 

After Fearns perjured himself in Feb 1990, he was appointed Leader of the Arfon CMHT. Sir John Kay did far better than that. In 2000, the year that the Waterhouse Report was published, Sir John Kay became a Lord Justice of Appeal.

Sir John Kay specialised in criminal cases but was known as much for his Rugger as he was for his legal career. Kay’s son Ben played as a second-row forward in the England rugby team that won the World Cup in Australia in 2003. Kay was formerly a keen rugby player himself and later an avid follower of the game. He had been President of Waterloo Rugby Football Club and ran the club’s junior sides at the time that his son was coming through. He and Lady Kay travelled to Australia to watch all of England’s games from the quarter-final stage through to the final.

John William Kay was born and grew up at Blundellsands on the outskirts of Liverpool, where his father imported timber. John was educated at Denstone and at Christ’s, Cambridge. He read for the Bar while teaching at a prep school in Hertfordshire and was called by Gray’s Inn in 1968. He was subsequently a Tutor in Law at Liverpool University for a year while starting out as a general common law barrister on the Northern Circuit, based at Chambers in Liverpool.

Mervyn Phillips the CEO of Clwyd County Council was a law graduate from Liverpool University (see ‘Ain’t Nothing Clean, Not Even the Welsh Calvinistic Methodists’). Other members of the Gang also graduated from Liverpool – and not just the Top Docs. Lucille Hughes undertook her social work qualification at Liverpool and her henchman of a Deputy Director in Gwynedd Social Services, Glanville Owen, was a graduate of Liverpool. See ‘I Know Nuzzing…’

Kay was appointed a Recorder in 1982, took Silk in 1984 and was approved to sit as a deputy High Court judge in 1989. He was appointed to the High Court bench in 1992, assigned to the Queen’s Bench Division, and was Presiding Judge on the Northern Circuit, 1994-97 before being promoted to the Court of Appeal in 2000.

In December 2002, Kay sat with Mr Justice Wright and Mr Justice Henriques at the appeal of Jeremy Bamber, who had been convicted in 1986 of murdering five members of his adoptive family at their farmhouse in Essex. See post ‘Family Annihilation’. Bamber argued there were 15 grounds for appealing against his conviction, including new scientific evidence. But Kay and his fellow judges threw out each of these in a 522-point judgment. “We do not doubt the safety of the verdicts,” they said, “and we have recorded in our judgment the fact that the more we examined the detail of the case the more likely we thought it to be that the jury were right.”

In Feb 1990, Kay did not doubt the word of a bunch of lying, perjuring criminal gangsters who were facilitating sexual assaults on children as well as others and someone on his Circuit – I haven’t yet published the name of the Cocklecarrot who issued the injunction in Nov 1994, that’s a Surprise For Later – didn’t doubt the same word of the same Gang… 

Kay was at various times Chairman of the Criminal Committee of the Judicial Studies Board, the National Criminal Justice Board, the Criminal Justice Council and the Criminal Justice Consultative Council.

Kay died at only 60, in July 2004, when I was mid-way through my PhD and Brown and I had appeared in the academic and lay press discussing the mental health services. Kay’s Torygraph obituary stated that ‘in private, John Kay was kind and approachable, always ready with advice, and a loving family man.’

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Besides rugby, Kay enjoyed horse racing and genealogy. If he liked Tracing Histories, Kay would also have known that F was fitted up for arson and Class A drugs offences in 1986 after he refused to keep quiet about the boys in Ty Newydd children’s home in Bangor being abused and mistreated by Gwynedd social workers. After witnessing a possible murder of an inmate in the Risley ‘hospital wing’, F was transferred to Denbigh, where he was illegally detained by Dafydd for a year. By the time that F was released, Wendy’s colleague Ollie Brooke had either been released on appeal by Lord Chief Justice Geoffrey Lane or was about to be.

In 1987, the year of Ollie’s Release, Prof Mark Williams discovered the Miracle Of Mindfulness when he was working with Dafydd and the Gang in Bangor.

In July 1987, shortly after Ollie found himself a free man once more, Tuppence Archer (originally from Weston-Super-Mare in Somerset) won £500k libel damages from the Daily Star after Justice Caulfield raved about the Fragrant Mary. Tuppence perjured himself at the trial but didn’t go to jail for this until 2001. Monica Coghlan, the prostitute with whom Tuppence and the Fragrant Mary maintained that Tuppence had never had sex and who was insulted roundly in Court in 1987 died after a car accident some four weeks before she was due to give evidence at Tuppence’s trial for perjury. Fragrant Mary also perjured herself in 1987 but not a word was said about that. Tuppence and Fragrant Mary have numerous connections with Gwynne and Dafydd’s Gang. See ‘Tuppence and His Fragrant Wife’.

John Kay is survived by his wife, Jeffa (née Connell), whom he married in 1966, and by their son and two daughters. Kay’s daughter Dame Amanda Yip styled The Hon. Mrs Justice Yip, is a judge of the High Court of England and Wales. Yip was educated at the Merchant Taylors’ Girls’ School and Emmanuel College, Cambridge, of which Tom King is also a graduate. Yip was called to the bar by Gray’s Inn  in 1991, the year in which that other member of Gray’s Inn St Helena held a test case re Abused Wimmin in the neighbouring court to me at the Royal Courts of Justice in The Strand, where I was appearing after the Drs Francis had once more demanded my imprisonment on the basis of yet more perjury, with the knowledge of Hempsons and the MDU. Like her father, Amanda Yip  practised at Exchange Chambers in Liverpool, specialising in personal injury and clinical negligence work. That’ll be a bit more for the MDU to get their teeth into then.

Amanda was appointed a Recorder in 2009, Queen’s Counsel in 2011 and a deputy High Court judge in 2013, the year after Tony Francis was found hanging dead, the year before Anna, the daughter of St Helena’s Gray’s Inn colleague Michael Mansfield was er found hanging dead. 

Yip was appointed a Justice of the High Court in 2017, a few months after I began this blog. 

Jeremy Bamber is hoping to mount another appeal and John Kay was also involved in the case of Sion Jenkins, the teacher who was accused of the murder of his foster daughter Billie-Jo, another possible miscarriage of justice. I have no idea if Jeremy and Sion are guilty or not, but John Kay knowingly colluded with serious criminals. No judgement of his can be considered sound.

Rudenstine currently serves as Chairman of the Advisory Board for ARTstor, as well as teaching a yearly freshman seminar in 20th-century poetry at Harvard University.

  • Pointing Our Thoughts: Reflections on Harvard and Higher Education, 1991–2001 (2001)
  • The House of Barnes: The Man, the Collection, the Controversy (2012)
  • Ideas of Order: A Close Reading of Shakespeare’s Sonnets (2014)

Rudenstine is an honorary Fellow of New College, Oxford, and Emmanuel College, Cambridge University,  as well as Provost Emeritus of Princeton University. In 1998, as President of Harvard, Rudenstine was awarded an honorary degree by the University of Oxford, in a ceremony in which the President of Yale University, Richard Levin, was also honoured.

Rudenstine is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a former director of the American Council on Education, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the American Philosophical Society, and the Committee for Economic Development.

Earlier, Rudenstine was a member of various advisory groups, including the National Commission on Preservation and Access and the Council on Library Resources. Rudenstine has also served as a Trustee of the College Entrance Examination Board and of the Wooster School in Danbury, Connecticut, of which he is a graduate. He is currently on the Board of the New York Public Library, the Goldman Sachs Foundation, the Barnes Foundation, as well as many others both in the United States and in Europe.

Rudenstine is married to Angelica Zander, an art historian. They have three children: Antonia, Sonya, and Nick; and 4 grandchildren: Luca, Willa, Ines, and Aurelia.

From ‘Harvard Gazette’:

Neil L. Rudenstine (1935-) served as Harvard’s president from 1991-2001. Neil L. RudenstineRudenstine, a scholar of Renaissance literature, received his Ph.D. from Harvard in 1964. After serving as a faculty member at Harvard for four years, he joined the faculty at Princeton, where he had earned his undergraduate degree.

At Princeton, Rudenstine held a number of posts in academic administration, including dean of students, dean of the college, and provost.

Rudenstine then served as executive Vice President of the Mellon Foundation for four years before being chosen for the Harvard presidency in 1991.

At Harvard, as part of an overall effort to achieve greater coordination among the University’s schools and faculties, Rudenstine set in motion an intensive process of University-wide academic planning intended to identify some of Harvard’s main intellectual and programmatic priorities.

In 1999, he announced the launch of a major new venture in interdisciplinary learning, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, created through the merger of Radcliffe College with Harvard.

During his tenure Rudenstine worked to sustain and build federal support for university-based research. Under his leadership, Harvard’s federally sponsored research grew to $320 million in 2000, up from $200 million in 1991.

Rudenstine also stressed the University’s commitment to excellence in undergraduate education, the importance of keeping Harvard’s doors open to students from across the economic spectrum, the task of adapting the research university to an era of rapid information growth, and the challenge of living together in a diverse community committed to freedom of expression.

Rudenstine led Harvard’s first University-wide funding campaign in modern times and what was then the largest higher education campaign in history. The efforts surpassed the goal of $2.1 billion to raise more than $2.6 billion from about 175,000 alumni and friends of Harvard.

That success allowed the University to take meaningful steps toward its goals, such as increasing both undergraduate and graduate student financial aid, embarking on new construction projects to provide cutting-edge facilities for study and research, and endowing new chairs and professorships to ensure that Harvard would continue to attract top faculty.

Since stepping down from the presidency, Rudenstine has been involved in a digital arts venture, ArtSTOR, and taught courses at Princeton.

Rudenstine is married to art historian Angelica Zander Rudenstine.

The Neil L. and Angelica Zander Rudenstine Gallery at the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research is the only exhibition space at Harvard devoted to works by and about people of African descent.

17 May 2001, Harvard Gazette carried the first article of two re Neil Rudenstine’s Journey: Becoming

At the age of 14, Neil Rudenstine set out on an epic journey. Physically, the distance was only a few miles, but in personal terms it was like traveling to another world. He had attended local public schools through the eighth grade. Now he was about to enter the Wooster School, a private, college-preparatory institution. Although it was located in Danbury, Conn., his hometown, he would live at the school rather than at home. It was not a turn of events that anyone in the Rudenstine family had anticipated.

“We really didn’t know what a boarding school was,” Rudenstine said, “and we certainly had never heard about Wooster. It was also incredibly expensive. It would have cost practically my father’s whole salary to go to the Wooster School for one year.” Rudenstine was able to attend the school because he had won a full scholarship, a distinction that created its own set of burdens.

“Academically, I wasn’t at all sure I would survive because it was a very selective school, and it was totally different from anything I’d ever been in before. And because I was going on a full scholarship, I felt that … no one had actually told me this – but I felt that I certainly had to do well.”

Rudenstine was not only the first person in his family to go to boarding school; he was the first person in his immediate family to finish high school, period. In that sense, he was a social and educational pioneer, an exciting position to be in, but a scary one as well. It meant that, in some areas at least, he could no longer turn to his parents for guidance or advice.

“I think that must be an experience for many people who are the first ones in their family to go to private school or college, because it’s a world that hasn’t been penetrated. It wasn’t as if you could turn to your father and say, ‘How was it?’ and he would say, ‘It’s nothing to worry about.’”

While Rudenstine’s parents were unable to give him the inside scoop on the prep school experience, they were a major influence on his getting into one in the first place. His father, Harry Rudenstine, never went further than the eighth grade, but he was a voracious reader who instilled dreams of educational attainment in his children. A first-generation American, the son of Jewish immigrants from Kiev, he joined the Army Corps of Engineers as a young man, learning trigonometry and other skills on the job.

It was while he was stationed in Ossining, N.Y., that he met his wife, Mae, an Italian Catholic whose family had emigrated from Campobasso, a town just east of Naples. As a member of the Corps, Harry traveled extensively, but after he and Mae were married, a more settled lifestyle seemed in order, so he got a job as a guard in the federal prison system. More moves followed, but mostly within the Northeast. The last assignment brought the family to Danbury, where a new federal prison had just been built.

“My father was very thoughtful, very interested in education; read tremendously, especially history and biography. I think if he had gone to college, he would have had an extraordinary career, and he made up for it by reading on his own and by being very powerfully concerned that his children should be well educated.”

Rudenstine did do well at the Wooster School, well enough to be admitted to Princeton, again on a scholarship. But Wooster was far more than a stepping stone to the Ivy League. Founded in 1926, the school, at the time Rudenstine arrived, had only 90 students who convened as a group several times daily – for meals, chapel, evening study hall, and athletics. Rudenstine later was to describe it as almost a one-room schoolhouse. But what the school lacked in size, it made up for in the quality of its faculty, particularly its headmaster, John Verdery.

In 1954, responding to the Supreme Court decision Brown vs. The Board of Education, Verdery decided to integrate the school, although, as a private school it was not legally bound by the court’s verdict.

“It had a real effect on me to see him decide to integrate this little boarding school when nobody was pushing him to do so,” said Rudenstine, who graduated in 1952, but continued to keep in close touch with the school. “In fact, a lot of people didn’t think he ought to do it, but he just felt it was the right thing to do.”

Rudenstine describes his experience at Princeton as “wonderful,” although his four years there did not give him a specific career direction. He chose an interdisciplinary major called Special Program in the Humanities and wrote a senior thesis on the poetry and criticism of Keats, Arnold, and Eliot. He also took history courses and thought about becoming a lawyer, but winning a Rhodes Scholarship meant that he could defer his final decision for another two years.

For a young man who had never been out of the United States, New College, Oxford, was a revelation. Rudenstine sailed to England with several dozen other Rhodes and Marshall scholars, an interlude that allowed the group to get to know one another and form friendships.

A mere 11 years after the end of World War II, England was still recovering from the damage inflicted by German bombing, but at the same time there was an exciting sense of rebirth. Rudenstine benefited from the presence of such distinguished professors as Isaiah Berlin, George Kennan, and W.H. Auden. He also took full advantage of the opportunity to see Europe.

“In those days, the dollar was very strong and Europe was very inexpensive, so a student with very little money could still travel. I would zoom off with two and three friends to one vacation in Scotland, more than one in France, more than one in Italy, one in Salzburg, and so on. You could live in youth hostels or inexpensive hotels and eat modestly on a few dollars a day.”

Rudenstine started out studying modern history, then switched to literature, necessitating his staying an extra year to complete his studies. It was during this time that a friend invited him to tea and introduced him to a young student named Angelica Zander.

The daughter of a Dutch mother and a German-Jewish father who had left Berlin in 1937 and settled in London, Zander was working on a bachelor’s degree in modern languages and literature at the time. The relationship evolved gradually, but by the end of Rudenstine’s third year at Oxford the couple were well along the way to being a couple for life.

They were not alone. Three friends – Americans who had sailed to England with Rudenstine and studied with him at New College – also married English women. The four couples remain friends to this day.

Rudenstine made another important decision at this time. He finally gave up all thought of a law career, deciding instead to go to graduate school in English literature. He applied to Harvard and was accepted, arriving here in September 1960, after six months spent fulfilling his ROTC obligations as an artillery lieutenant at Fort Sill, Oklahoma…

 

Another Expert Witness called by Wendy Savage to testify as to her Clinical Competence while she Cared For those Wimmin was named in Wendy’s book as Peter Dunn, then Reader in Child Health, Bristol University. I recognised Peter when I saw his photo, he’s the man who’s photos taken at an Important Medical Conference with his friends Wendy and Geoffrey Chamberlain litter the internet. I’ve used them in previous posts; I wondered who he was because I didn’t recognise him.

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Having a cup of char with Wendy between Important Lectures where We Doctors Share Our Expertise:

Catching up with ‘Bodger’ Chamberlain amidst a hectic schedule:

Peter MacNaughton Dunn, FRCP, FRCOG, FRCPCH (born 1929) is the paediatrician most notable for introducing into the UK the Gregory box in 1971, that provides continuous positive airway pressure in the treatment of infant respiratory distress syndrome of the newborn and conducting research into hip dysplasia and foetal adaptation to extrauterine life. Dunn was also notable for being known for founding the charidee the British Association of Perinatal Medicine.

Dunn was educated at Marlborough College before matriculating at St John’s College University of Cambridge to study medicine, attaining a degree in 1953. Dunn was very probably at Marlborough College with Prof David Donnison; if they didn’t know each other from Marlborough, they probably met through some other way, Donnison and his wife Kay Carmichael being key members of the Richard Crossman-LSE-Top Docs and social workers network that facilitated Gwynne and Dafydd’s wider network. I have provided extensive details re Donnison and Kay Carmichael in previous posts (they had fingers in numerous pies, even well after retirement because they became Community Activists then), but here’s a brief resume.

David Vernon Donnison (19 January 1926-28 April 2018) was Professor of Social Administration at the LSE 1961-69, Lord Piercy 1945.jpgand Professor of Town and Regional Planning (1980–91) and Honorary Research Fellow (from 1991) at the University of Glasgow.

Donnison was born in colonial Burma; his father, Frank Siegfried Vernon Donnison, CBE, was a colonial administrator in the Indian Civil Service. His mother was Ruth Seruya MBE, JP, granddaughter of Simeon Singer. David was educated at boarding schools, finally at Marlborough College, 1940-43. Donnison served in the Royal Navy during the Second World War, before going up to Magdalen College, Oxford, in 1947 to read PPE.

In 1950, Donnison was appointed as a lecturer at the University of Manchester, where he worked under W. J. M. Mackenzie. Manchester University’s School of Medicine was solidly behind Gwynne and Dafydd, but other academics at Manchester University, including Mackenzie’s colleagues, were also part of the network, including some who were personal friends of Sir Clough and Bertrand Russell (see post ‘Vested Interests Or Common Pool?’).

Isobel Emmett, a social anthropologist at Manchester University, married a man from Croesor who was friends with the Welsh speaking psychiatric social worker who was appointed in the late 1960s to safeguard Welsh language rights. The effect of the Welsh speaking social worker was to make it even easier for Gwynne and Dafydd to bang people up and lobotomise them because the Welsh speaking assessment box had then been ticked. Dafydd was a Welsh language activist himself… See post ‘Theatre Of The Absurd’.

Prof Eric Sunderland, one of Lord John Walton’s mates from Durham University who was headhunted by UCNW to become Principal in 1984 after Brown and I refused to shut up about Gwynne, was a social anthropologist who knew the anthropology crowd at Manchester University.

Eric replaced Sir Charles Evans as Principal of UCNW, Evans the 1953 Everest Hero who worked as a neurosurgeon and then general surgeon in Liverpool before he was appointed Principal of UCNW in 1958. Evans was a pal of Gwynne and Dafydd.

From 1946 to 1982, the President of UCNW was Lord Kenyon. Lord Kenyon was succeeded by William Mars-Jones, who was succeeded in 1995 by the Windbags’ friend and Labour MP for Anglesey, 1951-79, Lord Cledwyn. Who was er mates with Gwynne, Dafydd, Lucille etc.

David Donnison remained at Manchester until 1953, when he took up a lecturing post at the University of Toronto. Returning to England two years later, he joined the LSE as a reader (and thus Richard Titmuss‘s deputy as Chair of Social Administration); in 1961, Donnison succeeded Titmuss to the Chair. Donnison was in the thick of Richard Crossman’s LSE crowd who acted as advisers to the post-war Labour Gov’ts, notably Titmuss, Brian Abel-Smith, Peter Townsend, Roy Parker, John Grieve and Tony Lynes“. They believed that they had a “profound commitment to eradicating poverty of income and opportunity’. Sadly they did indeed have ‘a deep and lasting influence on the development and growth of Britain’s welfare state.” They ran the welfare state for themselves and did very nicely out of it. They all knew about Gwynne, Dafydd, John Walton et al and crushed anyone who dared challenge them. Some of that crowd took advantage of the services provided by Gwynne and Dafydd themselves, as did their friends. 

Richard Titmuss married a social worker Kathleen aka Kay and their daughter is Ann Rosamund Oakley (née Titmuss; born 17 January 1944), the feminist sociologist. Oakley is Professor and Founder-Director of the Social Science Research Unit at the UCL Institute of Education. Oakley is discussed in previous posts, but the Feminist Champ who is the daughter of Richard Titmuss, Umbrella for Gwynne and Dafydd, is such a laugh that I’ll briefly revisit Ann’s Life and Works here.

Ann Oakley was born in London in 1944. She was educated at Haberdashers’ Aske’s School for Girls and Somerville College, Oxford University, Lord Piercy 1945.jpg
graduating in 1965, having married fellow future academic Robin Oakley the previous year.

In the next few years Oakley wrote scripts for children’s television and wrote numerous short stories. Returning to formal education at Bedford College, University of London, Oakley gained a PhD in 1969; Oakley’s PhD was a study of women’s attitudes to housework, from which several of her early books were derived. Bertrand Russell’s son Conrad, Earl Russell, worked at Bedford College for years. Conrad was a friend of and co-authored with Lady Antonia Fraser, who was married to first Sir Hugh Fraser, the Tory MP and then to Swearing Harold Pinter. Lady Antonia was the daughter of Lord Longford aka Frank Pakenham, who’s sister married Top Doc John Harman, Harriet’s dad. The extended Pakenham clan colluded with and concealed the criminality of Gwynne, Dafydd, Lord John Walton, the London Hospital crowd and their entire network. See ‘Comedies of Menace’. Oxford Blood By Lady Antonia Fraser

Bedford College is proud of having pioneered medical sociology, but the variety of medical sociology pioneered by Bedford was a disgrace to sociology. The entire stable of medical sociologists at Bedford were lapdogs to Gwynne, Dafydd and the Top Doctors. The most high profile Bedford College medical sociologist was Prof George Brown, who as a younger researcher had worked with Gwynne and Dafydd’s mate Kenneth Rawnsley when Rawnsley was one of the Manchester Top Docs protecting the Gang. In 1964 Rawnsley relocated to Cardiff as the academic psychiatrist overseeing Training and Standards in psychiatry across the whole of Wales.12 Folded Armsx633 0 Professor George Brown became a leading medical sociologist… See eg. ‘Sex, Lies and No Democracy’.

Much of Ann Oakley’s research focused on medical sociology and women’s health.

In 1985 Oakley moved to work at the Institute of Education in London where she set up the Social Science Research Unit (SSRU). It was all happening in 1985 wasn’t it Ann?12 Folded Armsx633 0 

It was in the summer of 1985 that Samuel Brittan, brother of Home Secretary Leon, enlisted the help of Michael Grade after Samuel demanded my friend’s head on a plate after she refused to work a fiddle for Samuel in her capacity as box office manager at the Edinburgh Fringe. 

Esther established ChildLine Oxford Blood By Lady Antonia Fraserat the suggestion of Michael Grade shortly after the exchange of letters between Samuel Brittan and Michael Grade, re Samuel’s outrage at my friend’s refusal to pull a fast one for Brittan’s benefit and Grade’s reply to Samuel stressing how Shocked he was at my friend’s ‘rudeness’ and that Grade would Fix It For Samuel…

Ann Oakley has written numerous academic works, many focusing on the lives and roles of women in society as well as several best-selling novels, of which the best-known is probably The Men’s Room, which was adapted by Laura Lamson for BBC TV in 1991, which starred Harriet Walter and Bill Nighy.

In April 1991, another Wimmin’s Champ was busy in my vicinity when the Gang that was for years protected by Ann’s dad and his mates tried to have me imprisoned, yet again. 

St Helena:

Sir William Mars-Jones:

Ann Oakley is a mother and grandmother. The Titmuss line continues…

  • Oakley, Ann (editor); Ashton, John (editor); Titmuss, Richard (author) (1997) [1972]. The gift relationship: from human blood to social policy.12 Folded Armsx633 0 London: LSE Books. ISBN 9780753012017.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  • Oakley, Ann (1993) [1972]. Sex, gender and society.Oxford Blood By Lady Antonia Fraser Aldershot: Arena, published in association with New Society. ISBN 9781857421712.
  • Oakley, Ann (1990) [1974]. Housewife (2nd ed.). London: Penguin. ISBN 9780140135237.
  • Oakley, Ann (1985) [1974]. The sociology of housework. Oxford, New York: Basil Blackwell. ISBN 9780631139249. (also translated into German, Dutch and Japanese).
  • Oakley, Ann (1976). Woman’s work: the housewife, past and present. New York: Vintage Books. ISBN 9780394719603. (Re-titled version of Housewife – 1974)
  • Oakley, Ann; Mitchell, Juliet (1976). The rights and wrongs of women. Harmondsworth New York: Penguin. ISBN 9780140216165.
  • Oakley, Ann (1980). Becoming a mother. New York: Schocken Books. ISBN 9780805237351.
Reprinted as: Oakley, Ann (1981). From here to maternity: becoming a mother. Harmondsworth: Penguin. ISBN 9780140222562.
  • Oakley, Ann (1980). Women confined: towards a sociology of childbirth. Oxford England: M. Robertson. ISBN 9780855202118.
  • Oakley, Ann (1982). Subject women. London: Fontana. ISBN 9780006860594.
  • Oakley, Ann (1984). The captured womb: a history of the medical care of pregnant women. Oxford; New York City: Basil Blackwell. ISBN 9780631149712.
  • Oakley, Ann (1985). Taking it like a woman. London: Flamingo. ISBN 9780006545118.
  • Oakley, Ann; Mitchell, Juliet (1986). What is feminism?. Oxford Blood By Lady Antonia FraserOxford, UK: Basil Blackwell. ISBN 9780631148432.
  • Oakley, Ann; Houd, Susanne (1990). Helpers in childbirth: midwifery today. New York: Hemisphere Pub. Corp. ISBN 9781560320364.
  • Oakley, Ann (1992). Social support and motherhood: the natural history of a research project. Oxford UK Cambridge, United States: Blackwell. ISBN 9780631182740.
  • Oakley, Ann (1993). Essays on women, medicine and health. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. ISBN 9780748604500.
  • Oakley, Ann; Williams, A. Susan (1994). The politics of the welfare state. 12 Folded Armsx633 0London: UCL Press. ISBN 9781857282061.
  • Oakley, Ann (1996), “Sexuality”,12 Folded Armsx633 0 in Jackson, Stevi; Scott, Sue (eds.), Feminism and sexuality: Oxford Blood By Lady Antonia Frasera reader, New York: Columbia University Press, pp. 35–39, ISBN 9780231107082.
  • Oakley, Ann (1997). Man and wife: Richard and Kay Titmuss: 12 Folded Armsx633 0my parents’ early years. London: Flamingo. ISBN 9780006550136.
  • Oakley, Ann; Mitchell, Juliet (1997). Who’s afraid of feminism?: seeing through the backlash. New York: New Press Distributed by W.W. Norton. ISBN 9781565843851.
  • Oakley, Ann; Williams, Fiona; Popay, Jennie (1999). Welfare research: a critical review. London: UCL Press. ISBN 9780203979365.
  • Oakley, Ann (2000). Experiments in knowing: gender and method in the social sciences. Cambridge UK: Polity Press. ISBN 9780745622576.
  • Oakley, Ann (editor); Alcock, Peter (editor); Glennerster, Howard (editor); Sinfield, Adrian (editor); Titmuss, Richard (author) (2001). Welfare and wellbeing: Richard Titmuss’s contribution to social policy. 12 Folded Armsx633 0Bristol England: Policy Press. ISBN 9781861342997.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  • Oakley, Ann (2002). Gender on planet Earth. New York: The New Press Distributed by W.W. Norton & Company. ISBN 9781565847682.
  • Oakley, Ann (editor); Barker, Jonathan (editor); Titmuss, Richard (author) (2004). Private complaints and public health: Richard Titmuss on the National Health Service. 12 Folded Armsx633 0Bristol, UK: Policy Press. ISBN 9781861345608.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  • Oakley, Ann (2007). Fracture: adventures of a broken body. Bristol: Policy Press. ISBN 9781861349378.
  • Oakley, Ann (2011). A critical woman: Barbara Wootton, social science and public policy in the twentieth century. London: Bloomsbury Academic. ISBN 9781283149068.
  • Oakley, Ann (2014). Father and Daughter: Patriarchy, gender and social science. Bristol, UK: Policy Press. ISBN 9781447318101.

Fiction

  • Oakley, Ann (1986). Telling the truth about Jerusalem: a collection of essays and poems. Oxford, UK; New York City, United States: Basil Blackwell. ISBN 9780631149514.
  • Oakley, Ann (1988). The men’s room. London: Virago. ISBN 9780860688853. (televised)
  • Clay, Rosamund nom de plume (1990). Only angels forget. London: Virago. ISBN 9781853811272.
  • Oakley, Ann (1990). Matilda’s mistake. London: Virago. ISBN 9781853812118.
  • Oakley, Ann (1993). The secret lives of Eleanor Jenkinson. London: Flamingo. ISBN 9780006545507.
  • Oakley, Ann (1993). Scenes originating in the Garden of Eden. London: Harper Collins. ISBN 9780002243032.
  • Oakley, Ann (2012) [1995], “Where the bee sucks”, in Williams, A. Susan; Jones, R. G. (eds.), The Penguin book of erotic stories by women, London: Penguin, pp. 384–397, ISBN 9780241965450
  • Oakley, Ann (1995), “Death in the egg”, in Williams, A. Susan; Jones, Richard Glyn (eds.), The Penguin book of modern fantasy by women, London: Viking, pp. 525–532, ISBN 9780670859078
  • Oakley, Ann (1996). A proper holiday. London: Flamingo. ISBN 9780006550143.
  • Oakley, Ann (2000). Overheads. London: Flamingo. ISBN 9780006512189.

Journal articles

  • Oakley, Ann (March–April 1998). “Science, gender, and women’s liberation: Oxford Blood By Lady Antonia Fraseran argument against postmodernism”. Women’s Studies International Forum. 21 (2): 133–146. doi:10.1016/S0277-5395(98)00005-3.
  • Oakley, Ann (1 November 1998). “Gender, Methodology and People’s Ways of Knowing: Some Problems with Feminism and the Paradigm Debate in Social Science”. Sociology. 32 (4): 707–731.

At the LSE, Donnison focused on housing and planning; he received substantial funding from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation to study the social effects of the Rent Act 1957, served on Milner Holland‘s Royal Commission on Housing in Greater London from 1965 and the Govt’s Central Housing Advisory Committee. Donnison also acted as a consultant to the UN Economic Commission for Europe. In addition, Donnison studied education and served on the Plowden Committee on Primary Education in 1967, developing the concept of Educational Priority Areas with Michael Young. From 1968 to 1970 Donnison Chaired the Public Schools Commission.

In 1969, Donnison left his Chair at LSE and worked (until 1976) as Director of the thinktank the Centre for Environmental Studies. He joined the Supplementary Benefits Commission as Deputy Chairman in 1973 and two years later took over as Chairman, serving until 1980. Donnison was appointed Professor of Town and Regional Planning at the University of Glasgow in 1980. Donnison took a keen interest in the regeneration programme for Glasgow, led the mid-term review of the GEAR project and, with Alan Middleton, edited Regenerating the Inner City: Glasgow’s Experience in 1987. At Glasgow University, Donnison also became the inaugural Co-director of the Scottish Housing Research Group in 1982.

Donnison retired in 1991 and was thereafter an Emeritus Professor and Honorary Research Fellow at Glasgow. Donnison clocked up four honorary doctorates, from the universities of Bradford (1973), Hull (1980), and Leeds and Southampton (both 1981) and received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Social Policy Association in 2008.

According to his obituary in The Guardian, Donnison was “one of a group of outstanding academics who played an important part in shaping social policy during the 1960s and 70s, and, in his case, well beyond.12 Folded Armsx633 0 He remained engaged in public debate until the end of his life.” Donnison remained an advocate of marginalised groups for the rest of his life. 

In retirement, Donnison authored Policies for a Just Society (1997) and Speaking to Power: Advocacy for Health and Social Care (2009). He was also a keen windsurfer, painter, draughtsman and poet, and he took up playing in a ceilidh band. Donnison lived in Glasgow for the rest of his life, although he spent long periods of time on Easdale island. He died on 28 April 2018.

St Helena grew up in Glasgow.

David Donnison married Jean Kidger (died 2017), whom he had met at Oxford, in 1951. They separated in 1979 and he married the writer and activist Kay Carmichael (died 2009) in 1987. Kay was a psychiatric social worker who was yet another one of Richard Crossman’s advisers. Kay too was Committed To The Poor and Radical Action, knew what Gwynne and Dafydd were up to and er assisted them and their network, which of course stretched to Glasgow. See previous posts.

By his first wife, Donnison had two daughters (Rachel and Polly), two sons (Christopher and Harry) and a foster son (John), and with his second wife a step-daughter (Sheena).

One of the PhD students of Richard Titmuss’s close friend LSE Prof Brian Abel-Smith was Prof Pat Thane. Thane is a social historian who’s research area is the British welfare state. Thane is yet another Wimmin’s Champ who’s not managed to write a word about Gwynne and Dafydd for whom her PhD supervisor did so much, although Pat has waxed at length about The Poor and Wimmin’s Suffering at the hands of the Patriarchy. Like George Brown, Pat is a British Academy Fellow. See eg. ‘Sex, Lies and No Democracy’.

 

Like Peter Dunn, Ronnie Waterhouse was a St John’s College, Cambridge man and an enthusiastic member of the alumni network. After St John’s, Peter Dunn undertook training in perinatal medicine in Birmingham, San Francisco and Bristol. 

The Bryn Alyn Community or it may be Birmingham or San Francisco or indeed Bristol:

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If Dafydd’s reading this blog, the spectre of the San Franciscan Baths will bring back terrible memories for him, memories that Dafydd didn’t even dare to discuss in Liverpool High Court… Much worse than the Baby Doll Nightie with nae panties and MacDuff…

Peter Dunn led Bristol University’s neonatal service, 1969-88 and was later Emeritus Professor of Perinatal Medicine and Senior Research Fellow there. So Dunn was one of the biggest names in neonatal medicine when D.G.E. Wood was a med student at Bristol; Wood’s father was a Top Doc in Bristol and will have been a contemporary of Peter Dunn.

Dunn was leading neonatal care at Bristol when I was at school in Somerset and that ring in the West Country linked to Gwynne and Dafydd’s was in operation. The HQ of the ring was in London, particularly at the London Hospital, where in the late 1960s, Prof Clifford Wilson and Sir John Rogers Ellis had been appointed to very senior roles with responsibility for organising the placements of junior docs throughout the south of England and in the West Country. Their organising mate in Taunton was Brian Wykeham Webb and Peter Dunn in Bristol had a number of senior colleagues who were part of the ring.

Peter Dunn was busy Top Doctoring in Bristol – which meant lording it over the Top Docs throughout Somerset – in 1973-74, when there was a lunch at the Clarence between Thatch and someone who campaigned for Tom King.

Dunn will have known Dr Death, the MP for Plymouth Sutton, 1966-Feb 1974 and Plymouth Devonport, Feb 1974-1992. Plymouth was Death’s home town and Nancy Astor, mother of Lord Bill of the Profumo Affair, held a seat in Plymouth earlier in the 20th century. In spite of Nancy Astor’s presence, Plymouth was dominated by Footie’s family, a legal and political dynasty who were Liberal and Labour.

Footie’s dad Issac was a lawyer and a Liberal MP. Footie’s brother Dingle Foot was a Balliol graduate a la Grocer Heath, Woy and Denis Healey and a member of Gray’s Inn a la Mars-Jones. Dingle served as a Liberal and then Labour MP and Harold Wilson’s Solicitor General, 1964-67. Dingle was called to the Bar or admitted as a solicitor or practitioner in the following countries Ghana (1948), Sri Lanka (1951), Northern Rhodesia (1956), Sierra Leone (1959), Supreme Court of India (as a Senior Advocate) (1960), Bahrain (1962) and Malaysia (1964). He also appeared regularly in the Courts of Kenya, Uganda, Tanganyika, Nyasaland and Pakistan. In addition, Dingle had been regularly engaged in the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council since 1945. Dingle died in June 1978, very shortly before Mr Thrope was charged with conspiracy to murder, having choked on a chicken bone in an hotel in Hong Kong. In the 1940s and 50s, Dingle frequently appeared on TV with Footie and Bob Boothby.

Footie’s brother Hugh was Lord Caradon, Governor of Cyprus and British Ambassador to the UN and father of the investigative journo Paul Foot

Other brothers were John (Lord Foot)  and Christopher, a solicitor who joined the family firm. There were also two sisters.

See ‘The Bay Of Pigs Invasion’ for details of the huge Foot dynasty and their friends, most of whom colluded with Gwynne, Dafydd et al…

The Foots, like Dr Death and Wedgie-Benn, boasted of the Nonconformist background and values. But then so did most of Gwynne and Dafydd’s circle.

Footie knew a great deal about Gwynne and Dafydd’s Gang and used the services that they provided. Footie’s friend and biographer was Mervyn Jones, son of the Welsh psychiatrist Ernest Jones. Ernest was responsible for introducing Freud’s theories to the UK. Ernest knew Gwynne, Dafydd and Wilfred and Leo Abse. Ernest managed to kill his first wife Morfydd when he performed DIY abdominal surgery on Morfydd in her parents house in south Wales; they had been married for only a year. Ernest acquired another wife whom he found far less of a pain that Morfydd. Ernest was a pal of Freud but they did fall out over Ernest’s conduct towards Freud’s daughter Anna, who was years younger than Ernest. It all ended well though, everyone went into analysis with everyone else to Resolve Matters.

Ernest was a friend of the Welsh schoolteacher, novelist and Plaid activist ‘with lesbian tendencies’ Kate Roberts who married a fellow Plaid activist, a gay man. They moved to Denbigh  as a young couple; Kate’s gay husband died when he was still quite young, leaving Kate a widow who pursued a lifelong friendship with Dafydd and Gwynne. See ‘Feet In Chains’.

Ernest Jones knew James and Alix Strachey, relations of Clough and Amabel, who produced the definitivate translation of Freud’s works and were two leading figures in analysis in the UK.

Once D.G.E. Wood – a big fan of Dr Death – had parked himself in the Student Health Centre at UCNW, Dunn will have had a hotline to UCNW, an institution rung By Gwynne and Dafydd’s Gang, where Gwynne sat in the Student Health Centre after he had ‘retired’ from Denbigh. Wood was also a GP in Bangor and being essential to the trafficking ring, 17 Marlenex633 0held increasingly senior roles in the Royal College of GPs, until he was responsible for just about everything re General Practice across the whole of north Wales. Wood went nation-wide after that and served as the Treasurer for the Royal College of GPs.

Frank Bough formerly of ‘Nationwide’, kicked out of the BBC for partying with prostitutes and cocaine, while Savile remained:

John Rogers Ellis was an old Oundle School boy and was part of the tight ex-Oundle network who knew Bertrand Russel and Sir Clough Williams-Ellis and were Of Dafydd and Gwynne. That group of ex-Oundle boys were of a very similar age and included Harriet Harman’s dad, the Dean of the Maudsley David Lewis Davies, Sir Kenneth Robinson, big wig of MIND and Harold Wilson’s Minister of Health, Micky Wynn aka Lord Newborough and William Trethowan, Top Doc who in the early 1970s was one of the GMC panel who decided that Belfast-based paedophile child psychiatrist Dr Morris Fraser was fine to continue practising after he had been convicted of sexually assaulting a child. Fraser left Belfast for the mainland and obtained jobs at UCL and Springfield Hospital, the psych unit attached to St George’s.

Trethowan’s family virtually ran Guy’s Hospital. His dad was a well-known orthopaedic surgeon who was a Guy’s man and his mum qualified as a Top Doc from Guy’s at the same time as William Trethowan, when, as a middle aged Posh Lady, she thought that it would be fun to read medicine alongside her son. I’d love to know the details of the arrangement because Mrs Trethowan won’t have fitted the entry criteria in any way…

Robert Owen, the Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Liverpool University and the Medical Ombudsman for Wales who on behalf of the Welsh Office organised the 1989 ‘Independent Professional Review’ into my complaint about the Gang that was Chaired by Bluglass, trained at Guy’s and was still on excellent terms with them there. Sister Hutt’s dad was the Prof of Pathology at Guy’s in the 1970s and 80s. Uncle Harry was a Prof at Guy’s at the same time.

It was written in the stars that William Trethowan would be a huge figure in medicine. This is what the Royal College of Physicians Munk’s Roll Lives of the Fellows online says about Trethowan:

William Henry (Sir) Trethowan

b.3 June 1917 d.15 December 1995
Kt(1980) CBE(1975) MB BChir Cantab(1943) MRCS LRCP(1943) MRCP(1948) DPM(1950) FRACP(1961) FRCP(1963) Hon FANZCP(1965) FRCPsych(1971) Hon DSc Chinese University of Hong Kong(1979) Hon FRCPsych(1983)

Bill Trethowan was one of the most influential British psychiatrists of the last half century. Trained at Cambridge and Guy’s, he served in the RAMC during the war, reaching the rank of major. After passing the MRCP examination in 1948 he chose to specialize in psychiatry at the Maudsley, had a spell at Harvard Medical School and returned to an academic post at the University of Manchester. In 1956 he was appointed to the chair of psychiatry in Sydney and here he showed his flair for organization. On arrival he found the state of mental health services in New South Wales “appalling” (his own description) and immediately set about to improve them, with outstanding success. Almost single-handedly he rewrote the Mental Health Act and by the time he left six years later he had established a formidable reputation as a clinician, teacher and administrator.

In 1962 he was attracted back to Britain to become the first full time professor of psychiatry at the University of Birmingham. Once more within a few years he transformed the clinical service and teaching in psychiatry.

Trethowan attracted one Robert Bluglass to Birmingham.

He started a senior registrar rotational training scheme in the Midlands which proved extremely popular and his own lectures and teaching sessions were erudite, witty and inspirational. Amongst other things, he encouraged part time training in psychiatry and he must have taken great pride in the selection of one of his part time trainees to the presidency of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. Trethowan served as dean of Birmingham Medical School from 1968 to 1974.

The years when Bluglass was identified as a future Leader Of The Profession…

Research was not his forte,

So he won’t have been able to supervise the research of all of those stellar trainee psychiatrists in his team

although he published quite widely. He collected and wrote about psychiatric rarities and his special interest was in the relationship between mental illness and musical creativity. His organizational ability and sharp but sensible contributions to debate led to his recruitment to many influential posts and committees, locally in the medical school and regional health authority,

Birmingham Medical School and the Regional Health Authority were already in partnership with Gwynne and Dafydd

in the newly-formed Royal College of Psychiatrists as senior examiner and nationally as consultant adviser in psychiatry to the DHSS, chairman of the Standing Mental Health Advisory Committee and Central Health Services Council, amongst others.

Yet another layer of protection for Gwynne and Dafydd.

He chaired the steering committee that led to the establishment of a medical school at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He was appointed CBE in 1975 and knighted in 1980.

Mary Wynch was illegally imprisoned in 1979 and Trethowan’s mate Bluglass was tasked with rewriting the Mental Health Act in the early 1980s to ensure that It Couldn’t Happen Again. It did, with me, three years after Bluglass’s Mental Health Act 1983. Bluglass investigated and declared Dafydd to be a caring man who had been subjected to intolerable harassment by me. 

All of this, with appropriate adjustments, could describe the career of any distinguished and senior medical academic in Britain, but it reflects little of Bill’s outstanding personal characteristics. He was tall and big (a euphemism for rotund), serious, rather intimidating until you got to know him.

A Gentle Giant with a Heart Of Gold!

“Saturnine”, “dark and brooding” were applied to him by others.

‘Wicked corrupt people-trafficking bastard’ was applied by me.

In its obituary The Times described a probably apocryphal story of his dismissal of an angry horde of medical students who had gathered on the steps of the medical school in 1968 “simply by his imposing presence and the use of two words – both short”.

So what were they protesting about? Med students are idealistic and they do pipe up at what they perceive as outrages until they are told to F off or they won’t be docs…

When you got beneath this rather austere exterior, there was the real Bill Trethowan – charming, warm, clever, witty, entertaining, delightful company.

Drunken old fool who was a regular at Top Docs’ dinners.

Music was Bill’s great passion, with a surprising emphasis on jazz. At Cambridge he was the musical director of the Footlights and he composed the music for the 1938 May Week revue, Pure and Simple, and for a BBC production of Little Miss Rosalind, a musical comedy based on As You Like It.

I get the picture.

Both were highly praised. He was a renowned pianist and trumpeter, playing Bach as well as jazz. Had he so wished he could no doubt have had a successful career in music; he had, in fact, enrolled at Cambridge for a music degree and for a time studied orchestration and conducting at the Royal College of Music. He also ran a professional dance band.

Massive network in the part of High Society that it has now become clear was tied in with exploitation of students, young musicians etc.

His marriage to Pamela Waters, an actress and singer whom he married in 1941, was singularly happy and they both flourished in Australia where Pam produced plays and they established a legendary reputation as hosts. This carried over into their Birmingham years. They had two daughters and a son. In later life Bill built electronic organs in his spare time and enhanced his interest in food by becoming an expert cook. He suffered serious depression after Pam’s death, but found new happiness in a second marriage to Heather Dalton (née Gardiner).

Trethowan wined and dined with the finest luvvies.

 

Trethowan was Chairman of the GMC fitness to practice panel that allowed the paedophile child psychiatrist from Belfast Dr Morris Fraser to continue practicing after sexually assaulting a child in the US in the early 1970s; Trethowan was Dean of Birmingham Medical School at the time.  Fraser treated children at the Kincora Boys’ Home, the centre of a VIP paedophile ring in N Ireland, with which Gwynne and Dafydd’s Gang were linked. After being allowed to continue to practice, Fraser relocated to mainland Britain and worked at UCL – Marjorie Wallace’s husband Andrew Skarbek worked at UCL – and Springfield Hospital, the psych unit attached to St George’s. 

The MDU barrister who worked on Fraser’s GMC hearing was Paddy Mayhew, who later served as John Major’s N Ireland Secretary. Paddy was promoted to that role by John Major after serving as Attorney-General under Thatch and then Major, 13 June 1987-10 April 1992. Paddy was the AG who approved every prosecution of me in the High Court for contempt during 1990 and 1991 although he knew that perjury was committed in every case, including by the MDU barristers. Paddy was appointed as AG some four weeks before the Gang expected me to be carted off to Risley Remand Centre as a result of their Cunning Plan hatched during 1986-87. Paddy was a Balliol graduate, as was Grocer Heath, Denis Healey and Woy. A member of Middle Temple, like Ronnie Waterhouse and Greville Janner, Paddy was the MP for Tunbridge Wells and served as Thatch’s Solicitor General, June 1983-June 1987, when Lord Havers as AG was blocking the prosecution of VIP paedophiles. Paddy was elevated to the Lords in 1997, when Ronnie’s Inquiry was underway.

Paddy’s son Tristram is the founder of the adventure company ‘Go Ape’, which has a substantial presence in north east Wales.

David Enoch, William Trethowan’s co-author re those Uncommon Psychiatric Syndromes, also wrote this:

So where is Spiritual Guru the psychiatrist David Enoch based? Tibet? Bhutan? Er, no. He’s in Cardiff. The 2008 spiel for David Enoch provided by Amazon reads ‘Dr David Enoch is a distinguished consultant psychiatrist based in Cardiff. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, a former Senior Consultant Psychiatrist to the Royal Liverpool University Hospital and is President of the Evangelization Society.’

In 2016 when Gwynne and Dafydd’s dreadful colleagues were holding yet another of the endless pompous debates in the media – it’s all rather Wendy’s Battle With The Male Medical Establishment, a load of abusers of the same network firing pot shots at each other in order to convince the plebs that there is intelligent life among them rather than just a criminal cartel – ‘The Guardian’ published a letter from David Enoch, which supplies the names of yet more criminals in the network:

Richard Bentall’s continual, excessive criticism of the “medical approach”, and hence of psychiatrists (medical doctors), unlike clinical psychologists (who are not medical doctors), only serves to cause further stigmatisation of mental illness and fear in people needing psychiatric treatment. His views are summed up in his contention: “A narrow medical approach has been extraordinarily unsuccessful, despite what many people assume.” I do not assume, but declare, from 60 years as a physician in psychological medicine, that the medical approach has been extraordinarily successful. I experienced the old regime of the 1940s and then was privileged to live in a golden era of psychiatry, when there was a pharmacological revolution with the discovery of very successful antipsychotic, antidepressant and anti-anxiety drugs and the establishment of very effective “talking cures”. We also embraced the social aspects revealed to us by Julian Leff and Laing. Associated with these advances was a new attitude and optimism, which led to the emptying of the asylums.

Clinical psychologists came later. I helped to form the clinical psychology course in Liverpool with Dr Slade. I noted that initially they carried out psychological testing, but later, after the introduction of cognitive behavioural therapy by psychiatrists, they undertook more of this work. It is important for the public to know that, when patients are referred to psychiatrists, they are being referred to medical doctors who will deal with the physical, psychological and social aspects, whereas, when they are referred to clinical psychologists, the physical aspects are not dealt with and no drug treatment can be prescribed.
Dr David Enoch
Emeritus consultant physician in psychological medicine, Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Cardiff

The Dr Slade to whom Enoch refers is Prof Pauline Slade. Pauline’s profile can be found on Liverpool University’s website:

Photo of Prof Pauline Slade

My research interests focus on psychological processes in reproductive health with a current emphasis on perinatal mental health. However the ambit covers psychological aspects from menarche to menopause and all phases of reproductive health between. My focus is on understanding adaptation to adverse events and difficulty and also in developing effective interventions and workable systems of care to improve mental health and wellbeing.
There are 4 strands to my work 1) understanding how psychological factors such as attachment patterns and interpersonal processes may influence perception of and response to trauma in relation to childbirth and its associated difficulties 2) considering how we can best prepare women and couples psychologically for childbirth and the transition to parenthood 3) developing ways of training health professionals to identify psychological distress and deliver simple psychological care in the service context and 4) an interest in the experiences of care givers working in potentially traumatic circumstances.
These areas all require close liaison with staff in health care services and service user groups. I am also a consultant clinical psychologist and continue to be involved in clinical service provision . Some of my research is driven initially from theoretical perspective and whilst other work develops from direct clinical observations.
I am currently involved or have completed joint projects with Universities of Sheffield, Nottingham, UCLAN and Leicester and service user groups such as the Birth Trauma Association.
I am strongly associated with the British Psychological Society Perinatal Faculty and the International Society for Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology. The latter involves links with 18 countries via, their national groupings of psychologists and medical and nursing specialists involved in reproductive health care.

Like Spiritual Mark Williams, Dr Enoch (and his side-kick Pauline) are part of a massive people trafficking ring. If you have an explanation as to how Gwynne, Dafydd and George Thomas fit into your Spirituality and New Approach since the Bad Old Days Dr Enoch, let me know and I’ll post your reply up on the blog.17 Marlenex633 0

 

Sir Joe Simpson, the bent copper and member of Gray’s Inn who was Commissioner of the Met, Sept 1958-March 1968, was also an old Oundle boy who was one of the crowd around Gwynne and Dafydd. Joe died in office at the age of 58, ‘his death brought on by stress’. Fings Break as Joe knew. Joe was probably shot dead in ‘The Blind Beggar’ by Dafydd but no-one will have seen a thing, Lord Bob Winston completed the death certificate and wrote ‘STRESS’ as cause of death and Barbara Windsor has developed Alzheimers so she no longer remembers it anyway.

Sir Peter Scott of the Wildfowl and Wetland Trust of Slimbridge fame, the son of Scott of the Antarctic, was another one of that Oundle crowd. Scott  served as Chancellor of Birmingham University, 1973-83, when Robert Bluglass ruled the roost at Birmingham Medical School and in the wider NHS in Birmingham. Peter Scott died ‘from a heart attack’ on 29 Aug 1989, just a few days after Bluglass sent his Report that resulted from him Chairing the July 1989 hearing into my complaint about the Gang to Clwyd and Gwynedd Health Authorities and a copy to the Welsh Office as well. Bluglass confirmed that although Dafydd’s Clinical Standards Must Be Raised, Dafydd and the rest of the Gang were Caring People who could not be expected to put up with Constant Harassment from me. Furthermore I was probably going to End In A Ward For the Criminally Insane and Dafydd thought that was a Chilling Observation.

Bluglass must have been clairvoyant because while he was Chairing that hearing in July 1989, Tony Francis was arranging a Case Conference about me, that took place towards the end of 1989. The Case Conference was Chaired by Dr Chris Hunter – a friend of Bluglass, Dafydd and Tony Francis – and Evidence about my Dangerousness was given to Chris by people of whom I had never heard. Not that I’d ever heard of Chris Hunter either. Or even knew that the Case Conference was taking place, because I was busy in London at the time, working at St George’s for Wendy’s mate Bodger and Bodger’s colleague Malcolm Pearce, being insulted and mistreated by Bodger’s mates. Chris Hunter concluded that I was Very Dangerous with a Homicidal Capacity – Bluglass had ‘mentioned’ that ‘informally’ himself to Bodger’s colleague Dr Robin Jacobson at Springfield Hospital in Dec 1990 – and stated that I should be sent to live with Mr Savile, in a ward for the Criminally Insane. Chris offered to write a Report for the Court recommending this, although I wasn’t facing any charges at the time. Although obviously I soon was, because the Gang perjured themselves yet again and I was taken to the High Court within weeks…

I did not make any complaints about Tony Francis to Bluglass but nonetheless Bluglass invited Tony Francis to Give Evidence. I had no knowledge of that until I read Bluglass’s Report and there was the Evidence from Francis…

Immediately before relocating to north Wales in 1983, Tony and Sadie Francis had worked in Manchester. Tony’s boss had been Ian Brockington, who, within two years or so of the Drs Francis leaving Manchester, accepted the offer of a Chair at Birmingham Medical School, alongside Bluglass and Bluglass’s wife Kerry, another psychiatrist. See ‘Ian Brockington’s Mischief’.

I did not make any complaints about D.G.E. Wood to Bluglass, but many years later I discovered that Wood had rung Prof Robert Owen, the Welsh Office’s Medical Ombudsman who organised the Independent Professional Review Chaired by Bluglass, at Robert Owen’s home in Colwyn Bay and had even sent unknown ‘information’ about me to Owen at his home address. D.G.E. Wood was no longer my GP and had not been for some years.

In the 1990s, the Fallon Inquiry into the abuse of patients on Lawrence Ward at Ashworth Hospital utilised the skills of Robert Bluglass as a member of the Inquiry Panel. Lawrence Ward was established and managed by Chris Hunter and was full of the Gang’s victims. Bluglass’s job was to investigate the murder of a patient by the Angels of the POA. Bluglass was assisted by two Senior Angels of his selection; one was a Senior Angel who worked for Bluglass at Bluglass’s ‘clinic’ (ie. a secure unit) in Birmingham, the other was a Senior Angel from Clwyd Health Authority who worked for er Dafydd.

The conclusion of the Fallon Inquiry was that ‘shocking’ and ‘outrageous’ things had happened on Lawrence Ward, including child porn shared by Angels and patients, a child in the care of Bradford Social Services being taken into the Ward to ‘visit a paedophile’, sexual assaults and a porn business. It was all the fault of the Dangerous Nutters living within, including the death of the Dangerous Nutter who had been murdered by the Angels of the POA.

The Fallon Inquiry made no comment re the Angels of the POA being members of the National Front, their slashing of the tyres of the Top Docs’ cars, their firebombing of the Top Docs’ cars, their fist fights with the clinical psychologist who was responsible for giving the Dangerous Nutters Anger Management sessions and their constant beatings and sexual assaults of the Dangerous Nutters.

Lest anyone hasn’t got the gist yet: Ashworth was the centre of a big paedophile/sex abuse ring that was RUN BY DAFYDD. The Dangerous Nutters were victims of the ring who had refused to shut up. The POA were Dafydd’s henchmen, they ran Ashworth and the other Top Docs and clin psys were really fucking frightened of them. No-one would sack and prosecute the bastards because they knew who those patients were in Ashworth and which VIPs had sexually assaulted them…

The POA at Broadmoor served exactly the same function and they too were uncontrollable and in addition, stealing huge quantities of dosh from the NHS and Home Office. That is why Jimmy Savile was appointed General Manager of Broadmoor after having been appointed to the management task force of Broadmoor by Thatch’s Health Minister Trumpers. See ‘Socio-Political Context Of The North Wales Health Services In The 1980s’. Savile told Thatch that he would contain the POA by blackmailing them and Edwina Currie, a Health Minister at the time, thought that this was ‘a pretty classy piece of operation’. Edwina, who had early in her career served as a Birmingham Councillor, was the MP for a Derbyshire constituency on the site of a big ring directly linked with the Gang in north Wales and who admitted, both in her diary and to third parties, that she and many other MPs knew that Peter Morrison was sexually abusing children… See ‘A Pretty Classy Piece Of Operation’. Other MPs who’s constituencies were in Derbyshire included the Beast of Bolsover, Margaret Beckett and her caravan and, from 1983, Wedgie-Benn. The Labour Party moved mountains to bag Wedgie-Benn the seat for Chesterfield as discussed in previous posts.

 

Peter Scott was an ornithologist and had numerous links with the biologists and UCNW and their network. Scott was a version of a David Attenborough, Attenborough who’s father Frederick had been Principal of what became Leicester University in the days of the embryonic ring in Leicester that grew to such dreadful proportions in the 1960s and 70s, greatly assisted by Leicester University, in particular the Dean of Leicester Medical School, Lord Robert Kilpatrick, a Scottish Top Doctor from Fife who had excellent links with St Andrew’s University. Kilpatrick was headhunted by the GMC to succeeded Lord John Walton as Chairman in 1989, when the police investigation into Frank Beck and Greville Janner in Leicester happened upon the Top Docs who facilitated their activities, including Gwynne and Dafydd’s mate James Earp.

Peter Scott was a mate of Phil the Greek and was one of the founders of the WWF. In WW II, Scott served with the RNVR, a la Bodger, Edward du Cann etc, while Gwynne, Bingley, Mountbatten et al served in the Royal Navy.

Steam Gun Boat, SGB S309, under the command of Lieutenant Commander Peter Scott:

Sir Peter Scott was another person who was loathed by my grandfather in addition to Gwynne and Dafydd’s man in the City Edward du Cann, the MP for Taunton, 1956-87, when Peter Dunn et al were busy. I never knew why grandpa had a thing about Peter Scott but he really hated him. He didn’t denounce him as a crook a la du Cann or make dark references to his ‘immorality’ a la The Liberal Party, but he hated Peter Scott so much that Slimbridge was Blacklisted in terms of Days Out With Grandpa. Before my grandfather had his stroke, he was very good at doing the days out with the grandchildren bit; they tended to be Educational Visits to museums, castles, archaeological sites, Cricket St Thomas or pantos at Christmas, but it was made very clear that we would never ever be going to Slimbridge. It was quite a mystery to me because the schools in Somerset and the BBC were very keen on Sir Peter Scott and I’d see him on Blue Peter etc and there’d be books/newsletters etc about Peter Scott and Slimbridge at school and I’d be thinking ‘Oh that’s the man that grandpa hates’.

I really am beginning to wonder if my grandfather knew about the organised abuse re children in the West Country. I always took his mutterings about Immorality to be a reference to the Westminster Swinging among adults, particularly after Mr Thrope found himself on trial at the Old Bailey, but a lot of the people for whom my grandfather had what was claimed by others as an irrational hatred were part of Gwynne and Dafydd’s network. Grandpa’s activities with Oswald Mosley in the 1930s will have meant that he knew John Strachey, Sir Clough’s brother-in-law. Strachey was an extreme Westminster Swinger, a gay partner of Lord Bob Boothby and they didn’t come more Swinging than Bob Boothby.

My post ‘A Celebration of Dafydd’s Medical Training’ discussed Boothby, his taste for rent boys, relationships with Dorothy Macmillan and Ronnie Kray and his central role in the ring and associated organised crime facilitated by Savage and her mates at the London Hospital. Boothby shagging members of the Royal Family and Dorothy Macmillan was what made the Krays untouchable for so long. Joe Simpson conjured up a whole variety of excuses as to why he couldn’t get them, but the Gov’t and Royal Ugandan discussions were the real reason and of course Joe Simpson was at the party himself.

Bob Boothby was Rector of St Andrew’s University, 1958-61. Bluglass qualified at St Andrews in the late 50s and worked there and in Dundee (grads from St Andrew’s worked rotas in Dundee as well) as a junior doc before he had relocated to Birmingham by the early 1970s.

Little wonder that there was the Shock Horror Scandal about Ronnie Kray Living It Up In Broadmoor in the 1980s and how the Angels of the POA were calling him Mr Kray Sir and Ronnie was enjoying all sorts of privileges whereas other patients were being battered, raped and murdered by the Angels. Bluglass, Dafydd et al ran Broadmoor, Ashworth and Rampton and Ronnie was Of Them, he was mates with their mates and the Krays were the henchmen for the serious organised crime in London that was facilitated by Top Docs, lawyers and the judiciary. Bluglass was probably the person sending the Fortnum and Mason hampers into Ronnie in Broadmoor. Jimmy Savile tucked in as well, Savile the friend of Gwynne, Dafydd and Top Docs after being so ably helped by Trumpers in 1987. Trumpers, who got into Parliament when Thatch gave her a peerage in 1980, post-Mr Thrope and Mary Wynch.

Trumpers had been a big wig in the Cambridge Tories and was mates with all the right people, including Rab Butler and Tuppence and his Fragrant Wife. Even more importantly, Trumpers was Very Posh, had socialised with Princesses Brenda and Ma’am Darling when they were children and was married to Alan Barker, who had taught at Eton and then become Headmaster of The Leys School in Cambridge and then University College School in Hampstead. Among Barkers many pupils at University College School were Harold Wilson’s sons and at Eton, Douglas Hurd. Hurd and Barker were ‘very fond’ of each other and Trumpers freely admitted that Barker’s influence on Hurd secured her political roles.

Hurd was Home Secretary, 2 Sept 1985-26 Oct 1989, throughout the years of outrageous crime on the part of the Gang. Hurd’s uncle was the Cambridge botanist Edred Corner, a friend of Prof Peter Greig-Smith at UCNW, who worked with Wood’s wife and the rest of the Gang. See previous posts, including ‘Additional Security Measures’.

Hurd worked for the security services. One of the British security services favourite recruiting grounds for decades was New College, Oxford, it was where Tony Benn was recruited by them. Richard Crossman was recruited at New College and became a recruiter when he was a don at New College. Trumpers’ autobiography mentions that when Barker was at New College, Crossman called him in for an interview, told Barker that Crossman thought that he’d make a good MP and asked him which Party he’d like to represent. Accounts of politicians’ biographies from that era make it very clear that for many of them, ideology and beliefs didn’t enter into the equation, it was a matter of being a posh person and Ooh how fascinating, you’re a Communist/Tory/Liberal/Labour whatever. It was how people like Woodrow Wyatt managed to be a Labour MP but a good mate of Thatch, Bertrand Russell, the Digger and the Queen Mum Gawd Bless ‘Er, or indeed how Oswald Mosley served as a Labour MP, established another sort of Labour Party and then became a fascist.

Barker never did become an MP, but he was known to have been Very Supportive Of His Wife’s Career. Lady Trumpington with some of her fellow peersBarker of the security services with the dangerous idiot of a wife who was mates with Jimmy Savile and had to quietly resign as a Cambridge magistrate when it was discovered that she was mates with the Cambridge Rapist as well.

Never mind, turn Trumpers into a Light Entertainment Star and stress that she’s Posh and was at Bletchley Park with Alan Turing.

Ian Hislop and Lady Trumpington

Although my grandfather never expanded upon the Immorality of The Liberal Party in my presence, when I was about nine and used to go out and about on my bike, he once remarked ‘If ever a man Bothers You, you must say go away or I’ll call a policeman’. It’s theoretically sound but doesn’t work in the case of Joe Simpson or indeed the North Wales Police. I know, I sort of tried the Grown Up version of it and I was arrested myself. Repeatedly. I heard one of my friends giving exactly the same advice to his granddaughter a few months ago and once she had left the room we had the conversation of ‘What the hell do we do, we know that she might not actually be helped if she does that but we can’t tell an 11 year old that some police officers are the problem themselves…’ 

 

Peter Dunn was the founder, in 1975 and Inaugural President, 1980-84, of the British Association of Perinatal Medicine and was a consultant to the World Health Organization, 1970-90.

Meet Joe Simpson boys and girls:

Research into congenital hip dislocation, led to Peter Dunn being awarded the British Orthopaedic Association’s Gold Medal and for work on foetal adaptation to extrauterine life he received the De Snoo-van’t Hoogerhuigs Medal and Prize. Dunn was the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health’s James Spence Medalist for 2001. 

 

The website of the British Society for the History of Child Health and Paediatrics features Peter as a past President of that Society:

Emeritus Professor Peter M. Dunn, 2002-2004

Born in Birmingham, Peter was educated at Marlborough College and Cambridge University (St John’s College). After graduating in medicine in 1954 he served with the Goorkhar Rifles before returning to posts in Birmingham and settling in Bristol ultimately as the Director of the Academic Neonatal Service, University of Bristol. He was appointed to a Personal Chair in Perinatal Medicine and Child Health, University of Bristol, in 1987.

In May 1987, Lord Chief Justice Geoffrey Lane released Ollie Brooke on appeal.

and attained extensive British and International awards for his work and publications. These numbered more than 400 publications mainly on perinatal medicine including 120 on the history of medicine, contributed to 123 medical reports including preparation of the BPA/RCOG ‘Recommendations for the improvement of Infant Care during the Perinatal Period in the UK’ (1978). He was the instigator and activist in establishing this Society.

 

History of Medicine became a subject that suddenly attracted the interest of many Top Doctors rather than historians when the police investigations into the big organised abuse rings began in the late 1980s/1990s. I noticed it with Denbigh, I and other Empowered Service Users rolled around laughing at what was being written about the History Of Psychiatry In North Wales by employees of Bangor University who had spent years in denial and were mates with the Gang. It was only when I began researching for this blog that I discovered that the phenomenon reached further than Denbigh; Dafydd’s mates at Manchester had a brilliant time rewriting their own history (see eg. The Science Of Animal Behaviour’). The Manchester crowd and their historian colleague John V. Pickstone even managed to get Prof Roy Porter on board with their ‘It Never Happened’ project.

Prof Roy Porter – who really was an historian rather than a Top Doctor sanitising the practices of his or her older and senior colleagues – had sort of avoided mentioning a few embarrassing things. Roy Porter was truly impressive if one is interested in the history of medicine, he was the ultimate guru. Not long after the Waterhouse Report was published, Roy Porter suddenly and unexpectedly took early retirement from his job as Director of the Wellcome Centre for the History of Medicine at UCL, relocated to Sussex and er died suddenly and unexpectedly as well.

In terms of Top Doctors of influence in the West Country, Hugh Jolly, the paediatrician who become the childcare guru of choice in the 1970s was one such Top Doc during the 1950s before Jolly became one of the most famous Top Docs in the UK. When Jolly was practising in the West Country, he was based in Plymouth but his patch extended right across Devon and Somerset. Jolly was just about the only paediatrician working in the region at the time and he knew about the extraordinary things going on in hospitals in Devon and Somerset at the time. Jolly also knew about Mr Thrope and other VIP molesters of Devon and Somerset as discussed previously on the blog. Jolly was the son of a clergyman, so he’ll have been in on the Secrets Of The Dirty Vicars as well. I have only just clicked that Jolly almost certainly became famous because of his knowledge of that, it certainly wasn’t because of Jolly’s outstanding clinical practice.

I have been researching the Top Docs who were part of Jolly’s network when he wasn’t the only paediatrician in Devon and Somerset and as ever, it is terrifying and leads to those we know and love. I intend to cover it in another post soon…

Jolly died in March 1986, the month before my friend Anne was killed by the Gang. See the source image

When I was a teenager I was told by an Insider that the psychiatrists practising in the West Country ‘Were all mad and they all kill themselves’. Angels and Top Docs outside of mental health have a great propensity for making such statements about psychiatrists, indeed psychiatrists are acutely aware of it, but the unfortunate thing is that there is much truth in it. The standard line used to be that the craziness and high suicide rate among psychiatrists was a result of them spending too much time with Dangerous Nutters, Getting Involved and thus being driven insane themselves. It is now accepted that there is another explanation. It is never admitted in public, although Prof Tom Burns of Oxford University told me in 1989/90 when he was still working at St George’s: ‘Psychiatry attracts disturbed people and it causes big problems’.

Top docs and med students chat to each other about how mad, incompetent and lazy psychiatrists are, but the one thing they daren’t openly discuss is that huge numbers of them are facilitating organised abuse and that this has been happening for a very, very long time. It is why research has consistently shown that med students do not want to go into psychiatry no matter how the pay and conditions are amended to make it attractive or how many Cutting Edge New Centres are built. Med students who are interested in psychiatry before they undertake their psych placements change their mind afterwards. Med students really do run away screaming from psychiatry and it is because of the serious criminality of which they receive a glimpse.

Various authors, off-beat people and the occasional sociologist who when they were down on their luck ‘worked in a mental hospital’ for a bit of extra dosh have however noted with surprising frequency that when they ‘made friends with the patients’ they found out that some of the more florid delusions of the patients, including those of the patients having sex with the doctors or famous people, were er true. It isn’t rocket science to work out that if Jimmy Savile et al want to force people to have sex with them as well as an assortment of animals they need to find captives with no choice who will not be believed if they tell anyone. Kids in care, kids in custody, psych patients, disabled kids or young people. It is a tried and tested method.

Obviously if one meets a psych patient who is expressing unusual ideas who also tells one that they are having sex with Ted Heath in Satanic Orgies, one has to think carefully before accepting that as the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, but the volume of complaints about Gwynne, Dafydd et al in north Wales, their regularity and the similarity of those complaints were such that it was a nonsense for anyone knowing about even just some of them to suggest that ‘this can’t be believed’.

What is happening to some Empowered Service Users is so extraordinary that even other Empowered Service Users themselves can disbelieve it. I have given examples in previous posts of anecdotes from Empowered ones that I did not believe, only to find out later that they had been telling the truth and not exaggerating any part of their account. Empowered ones in north Wales with whom I ended up becoming very friendly told me that when they first met me, they didn’t believe that I had worked with Docs in London who knew Harley Street docs who were flogging Thatch Class A drugs, they presumed that I was ill and this was a symptom…

Some people became so aware that they could do anything, anything at all to Empowered Service Users and the only reaction in the face of complaint would be an en masse How Very Dare You that extreme liberties have been take

Other past Presidents starring on the Peter Dunn’s Society’s website are:

Professor Andrew Williams, 2005-2007

Professor Andrew N. Williams PhD FRHistS is a consultant community paediatrician, medical historian, archive curator, playwright and film maker. He was trained in paediatrics/paediatric neurodisability in Birmingham under Dr Geoff Debelle, Dr William Whitehouse and the late Dr S.H. Green. Since 1999, Andrew has had an honorary affiliation with the History of Medicine Unit

firstly with Professor Robert Arnott and later with Professor Jonathan Reinarz.

2000 he won the ILEA Gowers’ Young Physicians Prize                                              Since 2002 he has worked as a full time NHS consultant community paediatrician at Northampton General Hospital. He has published on paediatrics and child health between the 16th-21st centuries.                                2004 Andrew established the world’s first paediatric Virtual Academic Unit (VAU) taking Dr Thomas Willis’ (1621-75) idea of an ‘invisible college’ and placing it within a 21st century context.                                                                             2009 PhD in the History of Medicine at the University of Birmingham               2013 the only UK expert reviewer and contributor to the UNICEF sponsored ‘International Charter for Ethical Research Involving Children’.                           2015 won the WellChild Doctor Award which was presented by that eminent paediatrician HRH Prince Harryhttps://youtu.be/7hA5kmP7Ikw.

  • 2018 his short film ‘The Boudiccae’ was shown in the Houses of Parliament, London as part of a successful campaign working with Together for Short Lives.
  • 2018 appointed a visiting Professor in Medical History, Humanities and Child Health by the University of Northampton.
  • Andrew is a member of the Global Research on Developmental Disabilities Collaboration.

Emeritus Professor Dan G Young, 2008-2010 
One of the founder members of the Society, Dan has been active in the committee and as an official of the Society since its inception.  Having retired from being  the Professor of Surgical Paediatrics in Glasgow where he had  served at all levels in the medical structure of the NHS at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children from being a student locum resident in 1954  he has developed further his interest in archives of paediatrics.   With his successor and a colleague from Turkey he has published a book “A History of Surgical Paediatrics” which includes contributions from 28 countries and gives an international reflection on that aspect of paediatrics.

Having been the President of the British Association of Paediatric Surgeons and being an honorary member of a number of national associations he has had a broad experience of the specialty in its secondary stage of development after the Second World War.

Glasgow University – Ken Calman – Laing etc – The Institute of Human Relations crowd – many friends of the Gang inc Sam Galbraith

Emeritus Professor Lawrence T Weaver, 2011-2012 
Lawrence Weaver was the Samson Gemmell Professor of Child Health at the University of Glasgow and a consultant paediatrician at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children at Yorkhill until he retired in 2011. He is now an Honorary Senior Research Fellow of the Centre for the History of Medicine in Glasgow. He has a long-standing interest in the history of medicine, and was a Wellcome Trust Fellow in the Centre for the History of Medicine in 2002, and later joined other members of the Centre in securing a Wellcome Enhancement Award (2004-09) on the History of 20th Century Scottish Child Health. He was a member of the Wellcome Twentieth Century History Group’s Witness Seminar Committee, History of Medicine Funding Committee, and secretary of the British Society for the History of Paediatrics and Child Health from 2008-2011. He has published many articles on the history of infant and child nutrition and, with Dr Iain Hutchison and Professor Malcolm Nicolson, has recently been working on Child Health in Scotland: A History of Glasgow’s Royal Hospital for Sick Children – available here.

 

Emeritus Professor Denis Gill  MB,BSc,DCH,MRCPI. Hon FRCPCH, 2013-2015
Denis graduated from University College Dublin in 1968 and had postgraduate training in Dublin, Bristol, London, Brisbane, Philadelphia. He was Chairman National Immunization Advisory Committee 2008, 2009-2010 and is Emeritus Professor of Paediatrics Royal College of Physicians Ireland; Former Consultant Paediatrician and Paediatric Nephrologist Children’s University Hospital; Former President Confederation of European Specialists in Paediatrics; Author “Paediatric Clinical Examination” (5th ed).

Two other Top Docs with strong University College of Dublin associations are Dr Brian Gibbons of Serious Organised Crime, Welsh Gov’t Health Minister, Jan 2005-May 2007:

Professor Anthony Clare, Prof of Psychological Medicine at Bart’s when Wendy Was Under Attack From The Male Medical Establishment:

Prof Clare penned thoughtful articles on the Crisis In Medicine as exemplified by the row over Wendy, while Clare knew exactly what it was all about. Anthony Clare withdrew from all media work suddenly and unexpectedly in the early 1990s, left London and returned to working as a Top Doc in Dublin. From then on Anthony Clare led a low profile existence and died suddenly and unexpectedly in Paris from a heart attack on 28 Oct 2007. Before Brian Gibbons stepped down as Welsh Gov’t Health Minister in May 2007, I sent him details of serious organised crime in the NHS and Social Services in north Wales and he sent me a reply saying that this correspondence is now over. Miranda stepped down as PM on 27 June 2007, after his staff had hacked my e mails and the brother-in-law of his policy adviser had stolen my computer. Miranda was going to hang around as PM for a bit longer but he suddenly zoomed off, using that job offer arranged by George Dubya Bush as the Middle East Peace Envoy as an excuse.

Emeritus Professor Euan Ross, 2016-2018

Professor Ross seems to have largely disappeared from the internet, but I have found information about him with regard to his role as a now resigned Director of two charidees. Prof EUAN MACDONALD ROSS is a Professor Of Community Paediatrics from Harrow, Middlesex. My Posh Relative by marriage, Gnome’s widow Veronica lives in Harrow. Euan Ross was born in December 1937. Ross was a Director of CLIC – CANCER AND LEUKAEMIA IN CHILDHOOD and Movement for Non-Mobile Children ‘WHIZZ-KIDS’, a most appropriate name for a charidee in which one of Dafydd’s network was involved.

‘Mind how you go Sir.’ 

Prof Ross co-authored this 2001 volume (note the Caring Hand Holding):

Children are different. They are not just ‘small adults’ but are growing and changing all the time – a fact that must not be forgotten or ignored when children are ill. This new textbook of paediatrics offers a unique approach that takes the age of children into account. It is divided into two separate and distinct parts: Section 1 deals with children at various ages – from before birth through adolescence – and studies the normal growing child and common illnesses, using a symptom-based approach; Section 2 provides a mini encyclopaedia of paediatric disorders, their aetiology, incidence, clinical presentation, diagnosis and management. Cross references provide the necessary links between the two parts to avoid repetition.

Here’s a volume edited by Euan, published in 1984, the Year Of Gwynne:

Paediatric Perspectives on Epilepsy, 1984 - Ross, Euan (Editor)

Paediatric Perspectives on Epilepsy Edited by Euan Ross, Charing Cross Hospital, London, UK and Edward Reynolds, King’s College Hospital, London, UK.

Both Charing Cross and King’s College were facilitating organised abuse. Charing Cross had Dame Josephile Barnes, who was married to Sir Brian Warren, Grocer Heath’s friend and personal physician. Josephile facilitated abuse on the NHS, Sir Brian privately in Belgravia. See eg. ‘Uncle Harry’s Friends…’ Charing Cross also hosted the legendary Gender ID Clinic that was rung by a real bastard of a psychiatrist with some very odd ideas of what women are and who enjoyed torturing his patients. When patients voted with their feet and began going abroad, this Top Docs and his colleagues did an about turn and offered gender realignment surgery to pretty much anyone who handed over the money, resulting in the tabloids claiming that Charing Cross had become ‘The Sex Change Capital Of The World’. At least one Charing Cross transwoman patient, Julia Grant, was so badly butchered during surgery that she nearly died. Julia’s case was the subject of a TV mini-series but no, no-one offered to take a case for her although she was treated dreadfully and on camera as well. Julia’s dead now of course, she died on 2 Jan 2019. Another witness safely out of the way. See ‘R.I.P. Julia Grant and Many More…’.

King’s College, London didn’t have Josephile or the infamous Gender ID Clinic, but it had just about everything else…

Paediatric epilepsy is a highly complex disorder which can represent a considerable challenge to the clinician.  Fortunately many of the young brains that develop epilepsy also grow out of it again, but seizures are among the commonest potentially serious symptoms in paediatrics. In recent years, however, there has been marked progress in the understanding of the various types of childhood epilepsy and their causation, as well as major advances in treatment, particularly involving anticonvulsant drugs which control seizures better than before and with fewer side effects. The subject is now attracting considerable interest among researchers and clinicians, and this book presents the latest research findings resulting from intensive epidemiological, immunological, and neuro-investigatory studies. Paediatricians, neurologists and all involved in the practical care of children with epilepsy, will find this book a major step forward in their understanding of the diagnostic, aetiological, therapeutic, prognostic and social aspects of the subject. Other titles of interest from Wiley in this subject area include: The Psychopharmacology of Epilepsy Edited by Michael Trimble (May 1985) Psychiatry and Epilepsy Edited by Thomas Bolwig and Michael Trimble (in preparation)

Here’s another one of Euan’s, published in 1998, mid-Waterhouse Inquiry:

Management of Child Health Services - Begg, Norman T, and Rigby, Michael, and Ross, Euan M

The provision of health care services for children is central to improving the nation’s health and remains a key feature of every government’s policy. This concept has been recognised in the United Kingdom since nineteenth century visionaries prompted increasing interest in the welfare of the country’s school children. Successive generations have built upon these foundations and have been diligent in promoting effective service development. Lucille HughesIt is right that we follow their example, for the young have only one chance of a healthy upbringing. They are totally dependent on others to provide the right services, which are sensitive enough to address individual needs, yet sufficiently comprehensive to enable as many children as possible to reach adulthood with their potential uncompromised by illness. Our objective must be to enable today’s children to enjoy a healthy childhood and to equip them to maximise the benefits of a healthy lifestyle in the years to come. We are making an essential investment in the future and must appreciate the challenges which come with that commitment. We need a multi-professional approach, positive management skills and the adoption of good management practice. I therefore welcome this book on managing child health services and commend the initiative of its editors in bringing together such an impressive team of contributors from different disciplines.

Wendy’s Own True Story names Alexander Campbell, Prof of Paediatrics at Aberdeen University as an Expert Witness, who was, like Peter Dunn, called by Wendy as part of her ‘defence’. Like so many of those to whom Wendy gratefully paid tribute in her book, Alexander has made himself scarce. See the source image

However, Alexander can be found listed as a Company Director.

Alexander George Macpherson Campbell: 34 WOODBURN CRESCENT, ABERDEEN. Alexander George Macpherson Campbell worked in THE MEDICAL PROTECTION SOCIETY LIMITED and the ABERDEEN INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL.

Wendy’s Own True Story didn’t mention that Alexander is a Director of the MPS, the organisation that extracts Top Docs out of serious crap  if they don’t use the skills of the MDU…

‘Mind how you go Wendy and Prof Alexander.’

Iain Chalmers, described by Wendy as Director of the National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit gave Expert Evidence in Support of Wendy. Sir Iain Geoffrey Chalmers FRCOG FRCPE FMedSci (born 3 June 1943) is a health services researcher, one of the founders of the Cochrane Collaboration and coordinator of the James Lind Initiative, which includes the James Lind Library and James Lind Alliance.

Chalmers qualified as a Top Doctor at Gwynne’s alma mater the Middlesex Hospital in the mid-1960s and then practised as a Doc in the UK and in the Gaza Strip, 1969-70. In the mid-1970s, Sir Iain became a full-time health services researcher with a particular interest in assessing the effects of care. 

Between 1978 and 1992, Chalmers was the first director of the National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit in Oxford. There, Chalmers led the development of the electronic Oxford Database of Perinatal Trials (ODPT) and a collection of systematic reviews of randomized trials of care in pregnancy and children published in the two-volume Effective Care in Pregnancy and Childbirth, co-authoring its summary, Guide to Effective Care in Pregnancy and Childbirth. The NHS Research and Development Programme supported extending the approach to other areas of health care. 

In 1992, Chalmers was appointed Director of the UK Cochrane Centre, leading to the development of the international Cochrane Collaboration. Subsequently, Chalmers became founding Editor of the James Lind Library, which documents the history and evolution of fair trials of treatments, and helped to establish the James Lind Alliance, a non-profit organization that “aims to identify the most important gaps in knowledge about the effects of treatments”. The Library has established strategic agreements with international and non-profit organizations to disseminate its publications to a broad international and multilingual audience.

Chalmers ‘inspired champions all over the world leading to the development of the Cochrane Collaboration and by 2011 this collaboration had nearly 30,000 volunteers contributing towards summarising research evidence to improve health’. Chalmers’ contributions have been instrumental in advancing international policies on research for health -such as PAHO’s Policy on Research for Health, and to ‘promote a better understanding of the importance of building bridges between users and producers of research for health policy and health care delivery’.

So er what’s gone wrong then Sir Iain? Because you being an epidemiologist who is also a Top Doc who has practised with many of those we know and love cannot possibly have not noticed what is going on.

Chalmers ‘continues to promote better research for better health care by increasing public appreciation of good research through Testing Treatments interactive and the James Lind Library and by working with others to reduce waste in research’.

Then why hasn’t Iain said anything about any of the research frauds and scandals that I have discussed on this blog? He will know about them and many more as well, because Sir Iain has access to a bigger dataset than I do; not a dataset that will demonstrate my allegations to be baseless, but a dataset that will undoubtedly demonstrate an even grimmer picture…

Iain came from Liverpool and bagged his knighthood in 2000, the year in which the Waterhouse Report was published. It’s extraordinary what can happen to one after one has given Expert Evidence in support of one of Dafydd and Gwynne’s mates isn’t it, particularly if Gwynne’s mate is Chairman of the GMC at the time. 
When Iain gave Expert Evidence in Support of Wendy, Gwynne hadn’t quite died, although he was on the way out. Prof Greig-Smith was still undertaking research work as an Emeritus at Bangor and also undertook work commissioned by the British Gov’t. Greig-Smith’s son was a Top Doc in Liverpool. See ‘Our Man In Llandegfan’.
Iain can be found on the website of Oxford University’s Nuffield Dept for Primary Health Sciences.

Senior Fellow and Associate Tutor at the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine

Iain was founding director of the National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit between 1978-1992, and the UK Cochrane Centre between 1992 and 2003. Between 2003 and 2019 he was coordinator of the James Lind Initiative, which used a variety of approaches to promoting better research for better health care. Iain founded the James Lind Library in 1998 to illustrate the evolution of fair tests of treatments, and he remains the Library’s Articles Editor.

Another Expert who provided Evidence in Support of Wendy was one of Lord John Walton’s club from Newcastle, consultant paediatrician Edmund Hey. Edmund was a colleague of Gwynne and Dafydd’s business partner Issy Cohen (see previous posts). Edmund and his colleagues were splashed by the slurry that emanated from the 1987 Cleveland Child Abuse Scandal (see ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas and the Guilty Were Named’) that followed hot on the heels of Wendy’s Savage Inquiry, but not half as splashed as they should have been. The whole lot of them should have drowned in crap, they were running a paedophile ring and exchanging children and staff with the Gang in north Wales. 

The Royal College of Physicians Munk’s Roll ‘Lives of the Fellows’ online supplies us with what we need to know about Edmund.

Edmund Neville Hey

b.1 April 1934 d.9 December 2009
DPhil Oxon(1960) BM BCh(1962) DCH(1965) DM(1969) MRCP(1971) FRCP(1978)

Edmund Neville Hey (‘Ed’) had an international reputation in neonatal care. His work greatly contributed to the understanding of the physiology of babies, the evidence base for their clinical care and perinatal epidemiology.

Born in Harrow, he was brought up in Tilehurst, near Reading. His father, Max, was a keeper of minerals at the Natural History Museum, whose natural inquisitiveness and attention to detail were both inherited by his only child. A mineralogist, he catalogued the museum’s enormouscollection of rocks and edited the journal Mineralogy for 24 years. The mineral heyite was named after him.

Hey studied medicine at Magdelen College, Oxford (where his father had been a fellow). For his DPhil thesis he worked on thermoregulation in babies with a Medical Research Council research group at the London HospitalMedical School run by Kenneth Cross.

Kenneth Cross is discussed in previous posts; he was one of the senior Top Docs at the London Hospital as the pre-existing ring there rapidly expanded during the 1960s.

Qualifying in 1962,

Edmund was one of the cohort of Docs who qualified at the London Hospital in the late 1950s/early 1960s who became very well-known and like Sir William Asscher or Savage, actively played key roles in facilitating organised abuse, or like Lord Bob Winston knew damn well what was happening, worked and socialised with those at the centre of it, benefited from keeping quiet about what happened to my friends and I but somehow didn’t ever get caught with his trousers down, so to speak, as some of his colleagues did.

he spent some time working in Newcastle before being appointed a consultant in respiratory paediatrics at Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Not only was Jimmy Savile nipping into GOSH whenever he felt like it, not only were Sunny Jim and Audrey Callaghan flying the flag for GOSH – Audrey was Chairman of the Governors for years and she and Sunny Jim Raised Money for GOSH while Jim ensured that Gwynne, Dafydd and George Thomas were allowed to continue their criminality – but nearly all those in the Gang’s network in London who were either paediatricians or obs and gynaes worked for at least some time at GOSH, including Bodger and Ollie Brooke. Furthermore, clin psychologists who Trained at Denbigh with Dafydd et al bagged jobs at GOSH, as discussed in previous posts.

In 1977, he returned to Newcastle as a senior lecturer in child health and consultant in paediatrics at the Princess MaryMaternity Hospital and the Fleming Memorial Hospital for Sick Children.

By 1977, Gwynne and Dafydd’s Gang were doing a roaring trade in collaboration with Lord John Walton’s Newcastle and Durham lot. Newcastle Social Services and other Local Authorities in the North East were sending hordes of children in care to children’s homes in north Wales. Scores of serious complaints about the kids being abused were ignored. Brian Roycroft, Director of Newcastle Social Services for years from 1970, had grown up in the National Children’s Home at Frodsham, Cheshire, where his mum and dad had been houseparents. They knew John Walton’s friend Gwynne and when Roycroft qualified as a social worker himself, he was ready to do business with Gwynne’s successor Dafydd, as discussed in previous posts. 

George Thomas the Westminster paedophile was Patron of NCH and also supported many medical charidees in south Wales, one of which had as a Trustee Dr Elinor Kapp, a child psychiatrist in south Wales, who’s husband Prof Kenneth Rawnsley was Prof of Psychological Medicine at Cardiff. Rawnsley relocated to Cardiff in 1964 from Manchester in 1964, where Rawnsley had worked with the Manchester big wigs who provided an umbrella for Gwynne and Dafydd. Rawnsley’s job at Cardiff was to er uphold standards in psychiatry across Wales. Rawnsley allowed the lobotomies to continue as well as the illegal imprisonment of the victims of VIP sex offenders in the Denbigh Dungeon and the abduction of their babies. Tony Francis studied under Rawnsley at Cardiff Medical School and then worked for him as a junior doc…

In Newcastle he was influenced by Gerald Neligan, one of the first paediatricians to specialise in neonatal care. Hey believed in a non-interventional system of care when others in the field were far more intrusive. Due to the early work he did for his DPhil, he insisted on babies being kept warm when they were born and many lives were no doubt savedthrough this procedure. Assisting the normal physiological processes of babies, and being responsive to their needs and rhythms, seemed the correct approach to him. Absolutely devoted to ‘his’ newborn babies, his insistence on this system was an occasional source of friction with his colleagues.

There were probably some major rows. As with the more recent debate re in which position babies should sleep, on their backs or in their bellies, for years there was much dispute re the appropriate temperature for the environment of babies. Ollie Brooke, when he was young and doing the bare minimum of research needed to bag a senior post, also carried out research into the optimum temperature for babies. Some babies die for reasons that no-one understands, it still happens and Top Docs would often be at each other’s throats as to what they believed the cause was.

However, long after his retirement, neonatal care in Newcastle still reflects many of his principles which time has proved were sound.

These comments re Hey’s research have the aura of the sort of Doctor-speak that is employed when a dangerous idiot has caused great problems and no-one admits it even years after the event. The writer of this obituary is not detailing any solid advances made by Hey, but indicates that he had an inflexible, proprietal attitude towards his patients (although he will have been working as part of a team) and vague assertions about the many lives that were undoubtedly saved are bandied about with no solid evidence.

He was also ahead of his time in recognising the need for regional data collection to evaluate the outcome of maternity care and neonatal services in particular. In 1981 he established the Northern Region Perinatal Mortality Survey and it still continues at www.rmso.org.UK. 

As with Sir Iain, these stats have been collected for many years now, yet the same problems and inequalities stubbornly remain. Furthermore, as at Bristol University, the data that was collected by Edmund Hey et al at Newcastle was passed around organised abuse rings of academics and professionals and was used to identify children who could then be targeted.

Another innovation was his strong support for the introduction of nurse-led care. When there was a local shortage of qualified staff, his colleague Unni Wariyar organised a team of advanced neonatal nurse practitioners and Hey was able to prove demonstrably improved outcomes.

‘Local shortages’ of qualified staff also tend to persist for years in certain areas or hospitals. Everyone knows why; they are the places where patients are being abused or neglected. Good staff won’t work there. One can look at regions in the UK such as north Wales where ‘local shortages’ have existed since the 1960s. No-one will publicly admit what the cause is and so the problem remains. In north Wales it was literally Dafydd and Gwynne, no-one wanted to be anywhere near them. In south London it was Tooting Bec Hospital; like Denbigh with Dafydd and Gwynne, Tooting Bec Hospital was considered untouchable by any competent healthcare professional, it was terrible. Like Denbigh, Tooting Bec Hospital persisted decades after someone should have dropped a bomb on it and simply said ‘This is unlawful, it stops now’, rather than nonsense about ‘This is the patients’ home’, when that excuse is used to ensure that they never get a better home and another part of the NHS has plundered the ‘ring-fenced budget’ anyway, knowing that no-one will ever be held to account. 

In 1994 he retired, a short time after the two newborn units in Newcastle were amalgamated. He continued active research and wrote (or collaborated on) many excellent papers, always written to meet his own exacting standards. Incensed by what he perceived as persecution by authority,

What did Hey think was happening to the kids in care and patients who dared complain about the ring of which he and his colleagues were a part?

he often worked hard in support of doctors who had been accused of professional misconduct.

Including Wendy, at the centre of the huge trafficking ring that stretched up as far as Hey’s own place of employment.

A lover of classical music, he played the piano and organ when young but later preferred to listen, particularly to the work of Bach and Mozart. Other favourite pastimes were sailing and ornithology.

So Edmund could well have had contacts with ornithologists/zoologists in other parts of the UK, including north Wales.

He married Sue née Lindsay, a nurse he met while he was at Oxford. She later became a librarian and they carried out research together on William Harvey. Sadly, she developed multiple sclerosis and he nursed her at home for 14 months until she died in 1999.

Edmund’s Angel wife who was also an insider witness died just before the Waterhouse Report was published…

Moving to a cottage in Yorkshire, he continued to write and research and became a devoted grandfather. He watched very little television and preferred to write long, carefully constructed letters, rather than use the phone. When he died of meningitis, he was survived by his children, Janet, Ian and Carol.

 

The Guardian published an obituary for Edmund Hey that contained this bit of additional information:

Ed supported many doctors whose careers were under threat in civil courts or at the General Medical Council. In retirement, he continued to give such help

Ed remembered Gwynne the Royal Lobotomist and that went a long way in persuading the GMC that they really ought to stop this persecution now.

and was incensed by what he saw as doctors being unfairly treated by overbearing authority. Those whom he aided attest to the great lengths to which he would go in the pursuit of justice.

Just say ‘Gwynne’. Furthermore, Ed’s dad had been a big wig at the Natural History Museum, so Ed would have known Lord Kenyon and family, who were all enthusiastic about museums and galleries and held governance roles in such institutions.

His parents were involved in the scouting movement, which Ed, an only child, thoroughly enjoyed. He continued as a scout leader after he went to Magdalen College, Oxford. He loved music and he played the piano and organ, especially Bach and Mozart. Ornithology and sailing were two of his other passions….

Sounds like a Balliol man who became PM.

Ed married Sue Lindsay, a nurse whom he met while training in Oxford. As his priority was always his work, Sue and their children did not see as much of him as they would have liked… Edmund Hey

Here are a few offerings from Edmund and his friends, Edmund who helped so many Top Docs Persecuted by the GMC, including Wendy, the essential member of the gang needed to Gain The Confidence of those extremely vulnerable first generation migrant women living in poverty who didn’t speak English and would never have wanted a male doc. So here’s Wendy!

Published Feb 1996, co-authored by Edmund Dell and Sam Richmond:

Principles of Resuscitation at Birth

When the manuscript was submitted to the publishers, there were increasingly loud demands for a Public Inquiry re allegations that a VIP paedophile ring was operating in north Wales. The Hague announced that an inquiry would be held three months after Edmund and Sam’s book was published.

In March 2011, Sam Richmond published this volume, co-authored with Jonathan Wylie:

Sam Richmond may be found on the website of the Resuscitation Council (UK), listed as an Honorary Member:

Sam Richmond

Sam Richmond
Sam Richmond’s greatest professional satisfaction was to have served the population of Sunderland for more than 25 years as a consultant neonatologist at the Sunderland Royal Hospital. However, he also had an international reputation in neonatal research and resuscitation training. Sam was a leader in developing the Newborn Life Support (NLS) course in the UK and helped to establish it in Europe as well as Bangladesh and Palestine. He chaired the NLS Committees for the Resuscitation Council (UK) and European Resuscitation Council from their inception until his retirement. He also co-chaired the neonatal task force of the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation, evaluating evidence and writing guidelines. Sam left a lasting international legacy of effective training and standards in newborn resuscitation.

During the 1980s, virtually every children’s home in Sunderland had been infiltrated by the paedophile ring that Edmund Hey’s senior colleague Lord John Walton facilitated from HQ in Newcastle/Durham Universities. The Director of Social Services for Sunderland. Colin Smart, refused to remain silent about what was happening. Colin was removed from his job, but continued fighting. After the usual extended battle, Colin was subjected to the solution that Home Secretary found for the problem that was Mary Wynch: Colin, facing unemployment for the rest of his life, no income and massive legal fees if he continued, was offered a modest quantity of dosh as a ‘settlement’. The dosh came with the usual condition ie. any more appearances from Colin in the media sending out the message ‘Do you realise how big this ring is?’ will be met with Colin having the arse sued off of him. The information that Colin made public is still available, I have accessed it, but Colin has not been able to ever tell the full extent of the horror. Some of the kids in Sunderland who had been abused did obtain compensation settlements, but as in north Wales, it was only a few of them and there was much noise about them Lying To Get Compensation. 

This People’s Champ of a Sunderland Labour MP worked hard to ensure that not all of the kids who were abused received compensation:

Chris Mullin fought an admirable campaign to release the Birmingham Six. He was not interested in that huge paedophile ring that operated in his constituency, but then neither was Michael Mansfield, the Radical Defender who also fought to release the Birmingham Six.

When Colin Smart was being beaten into silence, Miranda was the MP for the nearby constituency of Sedgefield in Co Durham. Miranda’s dad was a lawyer who had worked as a lecturer at Durham University. Mandy was an MP for a constituency on the site of that ring in the North East – Mandy who by 2011 was employing the Civil Service mandarin daughter of Ron Evans, the bent Gwynedd County Council solicitor who fitted me up and by his wife’s own admission kept the Gang out of prison, as his right-hand aide – then there’s Nick Brown, Prescott, Alan Milburn, Uncle Harry’s nephew…. There were/are loads of leading Labour MPs with constituencies on the location of that huge ring that for decades has operated right across the North East of England and into Yorkshire. None of those politicians will dare touch anyone involved with it. Partly it is because those politicians are shallow, unprincipled and unscrupulous, but the ones who are not quite as shallow, unprincipled and unscrupulous are terrified. Top Doctors are involved and those public figures don’t want the Colin Smart treatment, they don’t want their kids to be refused effective NHS treatment and they certainly don’t want to be found dead.

That is why, in the face of endless Children’s Champions and Talking About Mental Health, nothing is improving.

Being me, I would like to spend months researching the entire network of Sam Richmond, research all of his publications, then his co-authors and their publications etc, to illustrate the scale of this problem, but I haven’t the capacity to do that on this blog; I’m just providing a snapshot here…

I recommend that readers pay a quick visit to the website of the Resuscitation Council (UK). Adjacent to Sam’s profile is a list of the Conflict Of Interest policy, the Guidelines on Ethics and all the usual. It is meaningless. The reality is that Colin Smart had his career ended and will find himself destitute if he ever goes public on the extent of the criminality with which Sam, Edmund et al were colluding. Furthermore Colin Smart was a Warning to anyone else who might be foolish enough to refuse to shut up.

Meanwhile, the general public saw this, starring a high profile Labour Party colleague of Chris Mullin, Miranda, Mandy etc:

Mandy’s granddad Herbert Morrison was Deputy PM when George Thomas began his political career. Wedgie Benn and other old war horses also were around when Thomas was a young MP. George Thomas entered the House in 1945, along with Sunny Jim, Richard Crossman and others who rose to the very top of the post-war British Gov’ts. People did know that George Thomas molested children, they knew that Peter Morrison did, a lot of them knew that Norman St John Stevas did as well and the world and his wife knew about Bob Boothby. Most people certainly didn’t like what they did and as these molesters gradually died off, a few braver souls emerged in public and confirmed that actually everyone had loathed them… That didn’t help the kids in north Wales or the North East or Islington or Lambeth or Leicester or other areas of the UK that had been saturated by these gangsters… 

If one lives in a region ruled by these gits, all of one’s approaches to Authorities will be met with either a How Very Dare, or a reassurance of You Are The Only Person Who Has Complained, No-one Else Has Caused Trouble Like You, You Are Manipulating People Into Complaining. None of this is true; I know that in north Wales, HUNDREDS of people had complained, one only had to spend time in the company of the dispossessed or even just not very privileged to find out that one was far from alone. I sat with people again and again who had been insulted, abused, or criminally neglected by those we know and love and we would see one of the Gang on the TV or in the newspaper with Hywel Williams, or Dafydd Wigley or Betty Williams and the conversation in the room would turn to ‘What chance have we got when they’re on tele with the local fucking MP, talking about their Excellent Work?’ In 2012 or thereabouts, Keith Fearns was interviewed by Huw Edwards on national TV in Fearns’s capacity as a CBT therapist Who Was Helping and Lobbying For More Therapists Like Keith. I received a phone call asking me ‘Have you just seen WHO has been on national news??? The last thing that we need is more people like Keith Fearns. WTF is going on?’

Keith starred with Huw Edwards AFTER Keith and his mates had finally been sacked for the serious neglect of their clients, after 30 years of flagrant law breaking and abusing their positions. They were at last sacked and within months all of them had set up as Therapists In Private Practice and then Fearns appeared on the national news to advertise their services.

Sam Richmond – DEAD WHEN??

Sam’s co-author Professor Jonathan Wylie can also be found on the website of the Resuscitation Council (UK):

Prof Jonathan Wyllie

Jonathan Wyllie - Executive Committee Member

Jonathan Wyllie has been a consultant neonatologist at The James Cook University Hospital since 1994

In 1994 an MP for a Durham constituency became Leader of the Labour Party. Here’s Dubya dropping into that man’s constituency home in Sedgefield:

and was clinical director of neonatology until May 2017. He is Professor of Neonatology and Paediatrics at Durham University. He has a long-standing interest in resuscitation and neonatal haemodynamics as well as an interest in paediatric cardiology. He was one of the originators of the Newborn Life Support (NLS) course in the UK and Europe. He is Chair of the NLS Subcommittee, a previous Chair and now a member of the Advanced Resuscitation of the Newborn Infant (ARNI) Working Group and Science Co-Chair of the European Resuscitation Council (ERC) NLS Science and Education Committee. He is an invited board member of the ERC. He was European Co-Chair of the ILCOR neonatal task force for the evidence evaluation process of 2010, 2015 and continues as Vice-Chair of the ILCOR neonatal task force at present. He is co-author of newborn resuscitation guidelines for Europe and the UK for 2005, 2010 and 2015. In 2010 he was awarded the Fellowship of the European Resuscitation Council for services to resuscitation and in 2015 given honorary membership of the Resuscitation Council (UK). In 2018 he was elected as an honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. In his spare time he enjoys walking, mountain biking and more recently photography.

 

Edmund Hey’s death received coverage in the Newcastle-based media and one Professor Alan Craft’s compliments about Edmund and his Contribution To Neonatology were quoted.

Sir Alan William Craft FRCP FRCPCH FFPH FMedSci FRCPI FRCPE FRCR FRCA (born 6 July 1946 in Newcastle upon Tyne) is a paediatric oncologist and Emeritus Professor of Child Health at Newcastle University. Craft was most notable for work as one of nine founders of the Children’s Cancer Study Group, focusing his research on paediatric oncology, especially the epidemiology of bone tumours that further led to an oncology research unit which has been involved in aetiological studies and in particular the role of irradiation in the development of childhood cancer.

Craft did his clinical training at the Newcastle University Medical School, 1964-69. After qualifying, Craft worked at the Royal Victoria Infirmary. When a colleague at the Royal Victoria Infirmary went on maternity leave in the 1970s, Craft stood in to look after the children with leukaemia and ‘it sparked an interest in children’s diseases and started his road to specialising in paediatric oncology, a field that at the time was relatively new and beginning to develop’.

One downside of such a situation, at least for the patients, is that there is little research governance and no senior figures with experience from whom to seek advice and such a situation is fertile ground for Top Docs who want to make fantastic claims that can’t be borne out by evidence or conceal serious wrongdoing. It happened in Bangor in the late 1980s: 

 

Craft undertook an MRC Fellowship, working for a year at the Royal Marsden Hospital in London, before returning to Newcastle. The Royal Marsden was the centre of a major research fraud in the late 1980s, perpetrated by senior researchers funded by the CRC and ICRF, who were colleagues of the CRC researchers with whom I was working with at Surrey University in 1988-89. For some inexplicable reason, one of Tony Francis’s psychiatrist friends from Manchester, Peter Maguire, had received funding from the CRC to join the team that carried out the fraud. The fraud was exposed in 1990 and one of the team, Prof Tim McElwain was found dead soon afterwards. The rest of the team continued their careers in spite of the public scandal and some of them are now at the top of the tree. The team leader, Clair Chilvers, gave up cancer research and became a mental health researcher and the Chair of an NHS Trust in Nottingham. Only one person walked away from these scumbags after the disaster that left one man dead and that was a junior researcher who changed career. The fraud was begun when I was working at Surrey University in the CRC team led by Vincent Marks, brother of the then Chairman of the BMA John Marks. John Marks was in battle with Ken Clarke at the time and Clarke knew about the barrel of crap that was north Wales, Newcastle, St George’s and indeed the CRC, ICRF etc. Ken Clarke is a Tory MP for a Nottingham constituency and before Clarke became an MP, he worked as a barrister in Chambers in Nottingham. Clarke remained on good terms with his old Chambers throughout his years in Gov’t.

Imagine my surprise when after I began this blog, I discovered that while I was working for Vincent, my work had been plagiarised and given to a Prof Nicola Curtin, a cancer researcher in Newcastle University who published it with her name on as well as mine. I had never heard of Nicola until I found the publication some two years ago; Nicola was not working with our team in Surrey in any way.

See ‘Reports Of Death Were Greatly Exaggerated’ and ‘Apocalypse Now’ for the whole sorry story of the dead Professor, the lies, plagiarism and how those at the very top of the CRC and ICRF knew what was happening.

If Professor Craft knows why Prof Curtin ended up receiving my data and published it adding her name to the paper and whether she knows anything about the Chilvers saga, perhaps he could let me know. When the research fraud and plagiarism was going on between Surrey University, their friends at the Royal Marsden and Newcastle University, Lord John Walton was Chairman of the GMC. Walton bagged his peerage in July 1989, in the middle of the scam. In July 1989, Bluglass held the whitewash into my complaint about the Gang while Tony Francis made arrangements for his pal Chris Hunter to hold a Case Conference and declare me Dangerous…

In 1992 Walton became a member of Parliament’s Science and Technology Committee, leaving in 1996, returning in 1997 and leaving again in 2001. From 1993-94, Lord Walton was Chair of the Medical Ethics Committee. When Dafydd obtained a High Court injunction because he was living in fear of

Professor Alan Craft appears on the website of Newcastle University as one of their Inspirational Alumni:

Newcastle University’s Inspirational Alumni webpage is well worth a visit, there’s many famous names there, including Kate Adie and Rowan Atkinson…

Here’s something to think about. At the time of the CRC-ICRF funded research fraud that resulted in the death of Tim McElwain, Sir Walter Bodmer was Director of Research for the ICRF. In 1991, the year after the fraud was exposed, Walter was appointed Director General of the ICRF, a post that he retained until 1996. Bodmer was also Chancellor of the University of Salford, (1995–2005; succeeded by Sir Martin Harris) and Principal of Hertford College, Oxford (1996–2005; succeeded by Dr. John Landers). In 2005, Bodmer was appointed to lead a £2.3 million project by the Wellcome Trust at University of Oxford to examine the genetic makeup of the United Kingdom – the People of the British Isles project. He was joined by Oxford Professor Peter Donnelly (a population genetics and statistics expert).

Bodmer was/is Head of the Cancer and Immunogenetics Laboratory in the Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine at the University of Oxford. Research interests of the laboratory include the fundamental genetics and biology of colorectal cancer.

Tim McElwain DIED. He DIED in the midst of a huge research scandal conducted by researchers and Top Docs who were funded by and worked for ICRF while Bodmer was Director of Research. Bodmer knew what was going on. So of course Bodmer was just the man to promote to ever more senior roles in the genetics of oncology.

Sir Paul Nurse joined the ICRF, now (Cancer Research UK) in 1984. He left in 1988, the year that ICRF got together with the CRC and began the Chilvers et al fraud to Chair the Dept of Microbiology at the University of Oxford. Nurse then returned to the ICRF as Director of Research in 1993, and in 1996 was named Director General of the ICRF, which merged with the CRC and became Cancer Research UK in 2002. In 2003, Nurse became President of Rockefeller University in New York City.

In 2011 Nurse became the first Director and Chief Executive of the UK Centre for Medical Research and Innovation, now the Francis Crick Institute.

On 30 November 2010, Sir Paul succeeded Martin Rees as President of the Royal Society and stepped down in 2015 when his 5-year term was completed.

Take a long hard look at the Advances In Cancer Research that this lot have actually achieved over the last 40 years or so without listening to the hot air, the exaggerated claims or the downright lies. The only substantial gobsmacking revolution that has genuinely occurred has been in childhood leukaemia. The treatment of that has indeed been revolutionised, children nearly always died in the 1970s and now they do not. There really has been no massive improvement in any other area.

They have received billions, endless PR and picked up knighthoods and peerages. 

If Paul Nurse wants to e mail me with another example of how cancer research has revolutionised a field I will be happy to highlight it on the blog, because I honestly cannot think of one. I mean a real advance Sir Paul, not just a little bit of an improvement or another piece of shoddy speculative nonsense that you’ve written for a journo who doesn’t understand science.

Tim McElwain was found dead after this lot were exposed. 

 

Alan Craft took further training in adult medicine, undertaking a series of paediatric posts before becoming a consultant in 1978. Craft’s initial consultancy position was at North Tyneside General Hospital, where he worked along with a part-time position at Royal Victoria Infirmary developing the new speciality of paediatric oncology. Craft expanded the unit over the next 25 years into an oncology service for the north of England.

In 1985, Craft returned to work full time at the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle, as a senior house officer, a junior doc’s position, presumably because Craft was acquiring experience in a new field. Training in rheumatology led Craft to an interest in joint diseases in children and from that he established a paediatric rheumatology service.

In 1993, Craft was appointed to the Sir James Spence Chair of Child Health and became responsible for the teaching of undergraduate medical students. Craft was appointed by the Secretary of State for Health Charles Clarke to the new Post Graduate Medical Education and Training Board in January 2006, as the UK’s new regulator of postgraduate medical education. Clarke is the son of a Civil Service mandarin and he knew about Gwynne and Dafydd’s activities in Ancient Times. Charles Clarke was elected as a  Councillor for the London Borough of Hackney, being Chair of its Housing Committee and Vice Chair of Economic Development, 1980-86.

After Gwynne and Dafydd’s friend John Tilley had served on Wandsworth Borough Council when the Council colluded with the ring run by St George’s/Springfield – Tilley arrived in London and began organising in the south London Councils just before John Allen opened the Bryn Alyn Community in 1968 – becoming Leader of Wandsworth Council during the 1970s before Tory Paul Beresford took over as Leader, Tilley served as the Labour MP for Lambeth Central, 1978-83. Tilley then worked as the Chief Economic Adviser to Hackney Borough Council. See ‘Lord Snooty The Third’.

John Tilley was born and grew up in Derby, went to Trinity Hall, Cambridge and worked as a journo on a Newcastle paper and then for ‘The Scotsman’ before joining Wandsworth Council.

Miranda shared a flat in Wandsworth with Charlie Falconer when they were junior barristers. Miranda was the pupil of George Carman and Miranda also had a go at being a Hackney Councillor. 

As well as being a mate of Gwynne and Dafydd, Tilley was also a mate of Lord Scarman and it was Tilley who organised Lord Scarman’s Tour Of North Korea after the Brixton Riots when it was decided that Something Must Be Done and it would be Tilley’s mate Lord Scarman who would do it. There were complaints at the time that Scarman was only being introduced to certain Community Leaders and certain police officers… 

Lesley Scarman of Middle Temple a la Ronnie Waterhouse, Paddy Mayhew and Greville Janner, was appointed a High Court judge in 1961, assigned to the Probate, Divorce and Admiralty Division, transferring to the Family Division when the latter was created in 1971. Scarman joined the Court of Appeal in 1973, and was sworn of the Privy Council. On 30 September 1977, Scarman was made a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary, becoming Baron Scarman. Scarman served in the Lords until his retirement in 1986, when Wendy’s Name Was Cleared.

Scarman was appointed Head of the Law Commission, 1965-73, during which time 27 Commission-inspired statutes were made law. As a judge, Scarman’s career had some controversial decisions. Although widely regarded as a liberal, Scarman upheld the blasphemy conviction of Gay News (1979), punctured the GLC’s Fares Fair low-cost public transport policy (1981) and supported the banning of trade unions at GCHQ (1985). Scarman is best known for Chairing the Public Inquiry on the causes of the race riots in Brixton in 1981. Scarman also Chaired Inquiries into the Northern Ireland riots of August 1969 (1969–1972), the Red Lion Square disorders (1975) and the Grunwick dispute (1977).

After entering the House of Lords, Scarman served as Chancellor of the University of Warwick and President of the British Institute of Human Rights. He worked on behalf of the Prince’s Trust, the Birmingham Six and Charter 88. In 1991 Lord Scarman set up the Scarman Trust.

See previous posts for more on Lord Scarman.

Ian Mikardo was an East End Labour MP when Charles Clarke was busy in Hackney (see ‘A Celebration Of Dafydd’s Medical Training’). Mikardo was on the left, one of Crossman and Footie’s 1940s crowd, who, with Jo Richardson and Footie, stood accused of being a KGB double agent. Mikardo was a seriously weird and worrying man who was undoubtedly working for someone but I don’t know if it was the KGB… Mikardo retired to Cheshire, land of Peter Morrison, the Duke of Westminster and Dafydd and Gwynne when he stepped down as an MP in 1987, as the dust settled after The Savage Enquiry and Ollie was released from prison. 

Ian Mikardo and his fellow East End Labour MP Peter Shore Supported Wendy  and Marched Alongside The Wimmin.

Mikardo and Shore: 

Peter Shore’s wife Dr Liz Shore (originally Dr Elizabeth Wrong) was a Top Doc who was Deputy Chief CMO, 1977-84 12 Folded Armsx633 0and even during Harold Wilson’s Gov’ts was one of the most senior Gov’t Medical Officers. Liz was a big mate of Richard Crossman and Championed The NHS throughout the years of Gwynne lobotomising. Liz Shore was Dean of Postgraduate Medicine for the North West Thames Region, 1983-93 and Dean of Postgraduate Training for North Thames Region, 1993-95.12 Folded Armsx633 0 Peter and Liz both ended up in the Lords during the Waterhouse Inquiry. See previous posts.

It was Peter Shore who, in his capacity as an East End MP, persuaded Ken Clarke at the Dept of Health to open the purse strings in the late 1980s to develop the old Mildmay Mission Hospital in Shoreditch into an AIDS hospice to care for the dying rent boys who had been in the children’s homes in north Wales, just when Ken was battling with the BMA and the BMA were providing Tony Francis and other Top Docs with advice on how to refuse to answer my complaints and er frame me  (see ‘Apocalypse Now’).

 

Charles Clarke worked as a researcher and then Chief of Staff for the Windbag, Feb 1981-1992, when the Windbag was deluding himself that he could be PM.

Clarke knew the truth behind such matters as these: 

Charles Clarke also knew about Ollie Brooke, Bodger and the rest. So what could be better in 2006 when Brown and I had begun publishing about the mental health services than for Clarke to appoint Alan Craft, a protégé of Gwynne’s old mate John Walton, responsible for the Brand New Board with the remit for Medical Education and Training?

Lord John Walton:

Charles, when Tony Francis was  supplying the Windbag, you and the Windbag’s other minions with information re my alleged Insanity and Dangerousness, did it really never occur to any of you that I and a few others who were trapped by the Gang and left to sustain their constant abuses were bright, had an education and we knew that no-one at all would help us no matter what those vile bastards did, so we took the piss? A great deal in fact Charles, the Empowered Service Users took the piss regularly and we didn’t actually care that it was all diligently documented as Symptoms Of Our Insanity because we knew that they could assault us, perjure themselves, illegally imprison us and even arrive at or even in our beds in the middle of the night after they had sectioned us unlawfully and no-one was ever held to account  so it didn’t bloody matter what they wrote about us. No complaints were ever investigated properly, that Gang just did what they wanted, so we took the piss.

That is why we sang ‘Dafydd Where’s Your Troosers?’, that is why people discussed Dafydd not having given Mary Wynch’s mother an overdose of barbiturates ooh no just two Kalms to help her sleep, that is why F drew cartoons of Dafydd flying a WW I biplane called ‘Pussyfucker’, made jokes about Dafydd having an extension sheath that reached to Cardiff etc etc. They were a Gang of sex offenders and criminals Clarke and no-one would help. We had all been threatened, assaulted, fitted up for crimes that we had not committed and it was ALWAYS after we had complained about their serious wrongdoing. If I had known that Francis was slandering and libelling us to the Windbag and you Clarke, I would have suggested to F that he gave you a call… 

You explain the 10,000 documents in my possession if we were all so mad and dangerous then Clarke, just explain how that lot were able to detail, sign AND date their plans to have us framed and imprisoned; how letters from public spirited members of the public were being sent to the police, to MPs and to NHS senior managers about what they had witnessed happening to us but were ignored; how perjury by Docs, Angels and social workers took place repeatedly in open court but there was never any investigation… Then there are the forged documents that pop up everywhere…

They murdered people who complained about them Clarke and it was us who were supposed to be Dangerous.

Charles Clarke’s old dad Sir Richard William Barnes Clarke (13 August 1910-21 June 1975), also known as Sir Otto Clarke, was born in Heanor, Derbyshire, the son of schoolmaster William Thomas Clarke and Helen. He was educated at Christ’s Hospital, London and Clare College, Cambridge, where he was sixth wrangler in 1931. Clarke sat the examinations of the Royal Statistical Society in 1932 and was awarded their Frances Wood Prize.

Richard Clarke worked for the British Electrical and Allied Manufacturers’ Association, 1932–33. He was then on the staff of the Financial News (later taken over by the Financial Times) until 1939 and devised the Ordinary Share Index, now the Financial Times Ordinary Share Index. During World War II Richard Clarke served in the Ministries of Information, Economic Warfare, and Supply and Production, and with the Combined Production and Resources Board in Washington, 1942–43. Clarke joined the Treasury in 1945 and was its Second Permanent Secretary, 1962–66. He was then Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Aviation in 1966, then at the Ministry of Technology until 1970, retiring from the Civil Service in 1971. From 1973, Clarke was a Vice-President of the Royal Institution.

Charles Clarke’s dad knew my Posh Relative by marriage Lord Gnome AND he worked with Gnome’s daughter Penelope didn’t he Charles? He was Penelope’s boss wasn’t he? Lord Piercy 1945.jpg

Oh do us a favour Charles Clarke you big corrupt fool and piss off out of public life now. And I’ll have a BIG CHEQUE FROM YOU CLARKE. Where do I begin? Invasion of privacy, theft, conspiracy…

According to Sir Douglas Wass, Richard Clarke was “a character you either loved and hated or hated” – although he himself stated “I loved him.” Wass stated that, with the exception of Sir Leo Pliatzky, (Leo Pliatzky also knew Gnome or his family and friends) Richard Clarke held most Ministers and colleagues “in high disesteem”.

Richard Clarke was given the honours of OBE in 1944, Companion of the Bath in 1951 and Knight Commander of the Bath in 1964. Lord Piercy 1945.jpg

 

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

Craft retired in 2010, becoming Emeritus Professor of Child Health at Newcastle University. Craft is married to Lady Anne Craft, a children’s Angel.

Craft has a large number of professional memberships, both local and international. From 2004 to 2007, Craft was Chairman of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges. In the 1990s Craft had various roles in the British Paediatric Association before becoming Vice President between 1998 and 2003 and then President of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health to 2006. See previous posts eg. ‘Too Many Pills’ and ‘Oliver’s Army!’ for details of the many in those organisations who were either involved with organised abuse, negligent, research fraudsters or all of these.

Craft was Chairman of the United Kingdom Children’s Cancer Study Group between 1992 and 1994 and Chairman of the MRC Bone Sarcoma Committee, 1989-96. Craft was a member of the MRC Cancer Therapy Committee, 1989-96 and of the Management Board of the UK Case Control Study of Childhood Cancer from 1992 onwards. Craft was Honorary President of Together for Short Lives.

Internationally, Craft was president from 1999 to 2005 of the International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP).

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

Craft was a member of the scouts movement when he was young and in 2009 he was appointed as Chairman of the UK Scout Association. In 2018 Craft was the County Chairman of the Northumberland Scouts.

Sir Alan Craft, Lady Craft and a Mrs Tracy Craft are listed as Directors of a business based in Northumberland, categorised as a ‘human services’ company. I suspect that the Craft’s business will be some sort of agency that supplies staff at an inflated cost to the NHS that Craft and his colleagues maintain is crippled by the cost of er hiring locum staff.

This is a common scam on the part of NHS staff, although cleaners, catering staff and porters don’t tend to do it. Dafydd and Gwynne’s mate Irene Train, the senior Angel employed at the highest levels by Clwyd Health Authority who was wheeled out to sit on investigations into the abuse of kids in care or psych patients and gave the Services as clean bill of health every time, ran a scam of this nature when she retired. Train was also a Trustee of St David’s Hospice in Llandudno. See previous posts…

These scams are a win-win situation. The Directors of the scam ensure that their NHS organisation remains so shite that no-one but their henchpeople want to work there and remind their henchpeople that if they sign up for the agency they can work the same shifts in the same hospital as before but for double the pay. The NHS will foot the bill while the Directors of the agency join in the screaming about the NHS Staffing Crisis because of Low Pay and the necessity of Increased Investment In The NHS.

Ysbyty Gwynedd has been staffed substantially by agency staff for years now and it has cost the NHS a fortune. When Martin Jones was CEO of the North West Wales NHS Trust, an added advantage of staffing the Trust with agency staff was that Martin made it known that any agency staff who reported abuse of patients or misconduct would not be hired again. Martin didn’t even have to unlawfully dismiss them and pay them off, it was a fantastic arrangement. I was told that Martin had a business arrangement with the agency.

The only Top Doc who has been employed by the NHS at the Hergest Unit for some years now is David Healy. It is entirely staffed by locums who are paid thousands for one shift because even locums don’t want to work at Hergest.

Mark Drakeford knew about this when he was the Welsh Gov’t Health Minister and the situation is worse than ever now that he is FM. Drakeford doesn’t care, it’s just another reason for the big blancmange to share platforms with Jezza Corbyn and bang on about how many more billions they’ll Invest In The NHS they’re doing it right now in the General Election campaign. If any readers want to let me know who is sitting on the Boards of the agencies staffing the Betsi, please let me know. I’ll put their names up on the blog, it is daylight robbery.

 

On 31 July 2009, in a letter to the Newcastle upon Tyne newspaper The Journal, Craft expressed concerns about the local authorities’ plan to restructure children’s services in the region by moving them from North Tyneside General Hospital and Wansbeck General Hospital to a new hospital near Annitsford. Craft stated in the letter that it would be difficult to staff the new hospital at Annitsford, due to a shortage of doctors and nurses, and that “develop[ing] in-patient emergency services for children in Cramlington [would] go against all current guidance and defies common sense”. Craft stated that with the new hospital, there was an opportunity to provide world class services for “all children north of the Tyne, and perhaps further south”, but the proposals meant that children “will be condemned to second rate services for the foreseeable future”.

Business as usual then. 

The flagship hospital in Newcastle was built as the result of a cosy arrangement that Richard Crossman negotiated with T. Dan Smith and other big wigs in Newcastle. The deal was based on the necessity for everyone to keep quiet about but keep the wheels turning of the massive network of corruption in civic life that stretched across the north of England and reached down to London, involving Whitehall mandarins and politicians as well as the usual corrupt professionals. The T. Dan Smith, Poulson and Reginald Maudling scandals were only the tip of the iceberg and the rest of the berg remained hidden because the essential part was the Westminster Paedophile Ring/trafficking operation run by Walton et al… T. Dan Smith was known to have business interests with Wandsworth Council and John Tilley, a Trinity Hall Cambridge graduate, had been working as a journo in Newcastle before, in the late 1960s, he suddenly decided that his heart lay in being a Councillor in Wandsworth…

The Lord Lambton Affair on Grocer Heath’s watch was part of the fest, Lambton who’s daughter Lucinda married Perry Worsthorne, Editor of the Sunday Torygraph.

Eddie Milne was one genuinely honest MP who tried to expose the lot of them. Eddie was hounded out of his seat and the Labour Party replaced him with John Ryman, the husband of Lady Doctor Shirley Summerskill, who doubled up as the MP for Halifax. Summerskill’s mum Edith was a pioneering Lady Doctor who was MP for Fulham and John Strachey’s junior Minister during the 1940s. Edith was subsequently sent north to serve as the MP for Warrington, just as the building of Risley Remand Centre was approved as Gwynne and Dafydd were provided with yet more scaffolding. Shirley was a Somerville graduate who had trained at Tommy’s with Dr Death and Ann and Peter Dally. The Summerskills knew Sadie Francis’s family.

As for John Ryman, he ended up in prison, for serially swindling Rich Ladies out of their life savings. He had married Shirley Summerskill in the late 1950s and they remained unhappily married for years before they divorced. People in the Labour Party did know what Ryman was like, including his Feminist Goddess and – by then a Baroness – of a mother-in-law. Ryman was selected as a Labour Party candidate in preference to Eddie Milne when Harold Wilson was the Leader of the Labour Party.

A deal as rotten as Crossman’s in Newcastle was thrashed out by George Thomas to build the flagship University Hospital in Cardiff. Thomas in his capacity as Secretary of State for Wales plundered the budget that DHSS adviser Brian Abel-Smith had allocated for the rest of Wales to give William Asscher and the big boys in Cardiff a wonderful present in return for their complete silence re Thomas’s own offending, the wider ring and of course Gwynne and Dafydd’s crimes. See post ‘The Great Stink’. There were bugger all medical facilities in north Wales after Thomas raided the coffers but a great many children’s homes. Abel-Smith and everyone else in authority knew what George Thomas had done. The Labour vote in south Wales continued to hold up. 

 

Expert Evidence in Support of Wendy at the Savage Enquiry was also provided by Gordon Stirrat, at the time Prof of Obs and Gynae, at Bristol University and Ron Taylor, Prof of Obs and Gynae at UDMS (Guy’s and Tommy’s).

Gordon is an old mucker of D.G.E. Wood who knew how important it was to Clear Wendy’s name, the staged bunfight being all about keeping Dafydd, Wood et al out of a very deep slurry it. Gordon’s previous is worrying for those of us who know anything about the cock-ups and malpractice in the NHS in the West Country:

Name:                Gordon Macmillan STIRRAT

Date of Birth:    12th March 1940

Degrees and Medical Qualifications:

MB,ChB        July 1964          University of Glasgow
MRCOG        July 1968
MD                January 1976    University of London
MA                August 1979      University of Oxford
FRCOG        June 1981

Positions and Appointments – University of Bristol

1982-2000 Professor and Head of Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
2000 – Senior Research Fellow – Centre for Ethics in Medicine
1991-1993 Dean of the Faculty of Medicine
1993-1997 Pro-Vice-Chancellor – student and staff disciplinary matters and dispute resolution were part of my role
1004-1997 Appointee of University of Bristol on General Medical Council
1998-2000 Elected member of Senate
1998- Appointed to be Vice-Provost of the Institute for Advanced Studies

National Health Service:

1982 – Honorary Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, United Bristol Healthcare NHS Trust
1986-1990 Member Southwest Regional Health Authority
1990-1992 Member of Bristol and Weston Health Authority
1992-1997 Member and Vice-Chairman of Bristol and District Health Authority (now Avon Health Commission)
1994 – Member of the Central Research and Development Committee for the National Health Service
1996 – Member of Clinical Risk Management Group for United Bristol Healthcare NHS Trust

Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

1997-2001 Member of Council
1997 – Member of Ethics Committee (Chairman from September 2001)

Alternative Dispute Resolution

1996 – Member of Academy of Experts (Member of Council from 1999 and Deputy Chairman from 2001)
1997 – Member of Expert Witness Institute
1998 – Qualified Mediator – Academy of Experts

This is the spiel provided by Gordon to accompany his profile, but I’m not sure on which date:

As Dean of the Faculty of Medicine I was responsible for the setting up of the Centre for Ethics in Medicine (CEM). I now work closely with Professor Alastair Campbell in my role as Senior Research Fellow. My main responsibility is the development of training programmes in Ethics for Healthcare Professionals.  At the request of the Chief Medical Officer of England we have recently prepared and submitted a blue print for a national programme for Ethics Training of all Healthcare Professionals as part of their continuing professional development.  I teach on both the intercalated BSc programme and the undergraduate course.

As Chairman of the RCOG Ethics Committee I am anxious to be pro-active in considering the multitude of ethical problems faced by obstetricians and gynaecologists.

A look at Gordon’s profile confirms that Gordon was just a common or garden Top Doc until he gave Expert Evidence in Support of Wendy (read Expert Evidence In Support Of Bodger, that’s who mattered in the world of Obs and Gynae), then it was ever upwards for Gordon.

Peek A Boo Bodger!

When the investigations into the abuse of kids in care began in north Wales, 12 Folded Armsx633 0Gordon really was in demand. 

Gordon has published a great quantity on ethics with many others, who must have known what he was/is up to…

Here’s Gordon, who, being so concerned with ethics, was facilitating organised abuse in other regions as well as in Bristol, Avon and Somerset:

See the source image

There are quite a few Stirrats on the Medical Register, but I can’t see Gordon there; he must he in limbo, as pals of Dafydd so often are re the Medical Register. Stirrat is not a common name, so I presume that the Stirrats are a big medical family. There’s a Colin Gordon Stirrat who qualified in 2001, who might be Gordon’s son. A Fiona Stirrat who qualified in 1981 has voluntarily relinquished her registration…

Ron Taylor of Guy’s and Tommy’s has done his best to disappear from the internet but there are traces of him in academic journals if readers want to find out with whom he worked and when…

 

Those who prevailed over the rot that is Bristol University, including that particularly serious rot in the form of Gordon Stirrat Of Ethics:

As of 2016, Bristol University has had thirteen Vice-Chancellors:

  • Conwy Lloyd Morgan, 1909
  • Sir Isambard Owen, 1909–1921
  • E. F. Francis, (Acting) 1921–1922
  • Thomas Loveday, 1922–1945
  • A. M. Tyndall (Acting) 1945–1946
  • Sir Philip Morris, 1946–1966 – Tobacco King, much of Bristol University was funded by tobacco dosh or of course the slave trade
  • J. E. Harris 1966–1968
  • Arthur Roderick Collar 1968–1969
  • Sir Alec Merrison, 1969–1984 – nuclear physicist friend of Gwynne and Dafydd, helped the Top Docs out of a tight spot on a number of occasions
  • Peter Haggett (Acting) 1984–1985
  • Sir John Kingman, 1985–2001
  • Eric Thomas, 2001–2015
  • Hugh Brady, 2015–

Pof Phyllida Parsloe held senior academic and management roles at Bristol University and the University of the West of England. Phyllida is certainly a barrel of laughs. She trained as a social worker at St George’s in the era that saw Mr Thrope pack Norman Scott off to Desmond Curran at St George’s for Treatment after he’d driven Norman to a breakdown, subsequently worked as a probation officer as well and became an Expert on Poor People With Problems. Phyllida may well know my Posh Relative, Lord Piercy’s second wife Veronica. Phyllida passed through Aberdeen University when Gwynne, Dafydd and Wendy Savage’s mate Sir Dugald Baird was busy illegally aborting huge numbers of babies of low income women and later rocked up at D.G.E. Wood Central, Bristol. Phyllida Chaired an NHS Trust in Bristol and was obliged to resign after a scandal.

Phyllida’s long term close friend/partner was Olive Stevenson, who after a long and distinguished career of extracting local authorities from slurry pits in the wake of child abuse scandals became a Prof of Social Work at Nottingham University. Olive bagged that Chair in 1984, the year of the Gwynne Row. I haven’t previously paid any attention to that, but Olive’s reputation as a Wise And Compassionate Voice Of Reason was founded on her additional report on the death of Maria Colwell in 1973, the first big ‘children’s social work failure’ scandal. Maria died in the care of the local authority in Sussex that was in partnership with Gwynne and Dafydd. Olive was a member of the Committee of Inquiry that followed Maria’s death and a truly damning Report was compiled, laying the blame for Maria’s death firmly on the inexcusable conduct of the Director of Social Services and his colleagues. Olive was so cross at Social Workers Being Blamed that she compiled her own additional Report, exonerating the fuckwits who were in business with Gwynne and Dafydd. Nottingham University’s Dept of Social Sciences already hosted a few friends of Gwynne and Dafydd and they welcomed Olive with open arms. See ‘Vested Interests Or Common Pool?’

The site of the trafficking ring facilitated by Wendy and her colleagues at the London Hospital also embraced Newham and the presence of Gwynne and Dafydd’s mate Sunny Jim’s Lord Chancellor Lord Elwyn-Jones as a local constituency MP Labour MP for so many years gave that ring a truly wonderful boost, as discussed in previous posts eg. ‘A Celebration Of Dafydd’s Medical Training’. The story of Robin Wales, longstanding Councillor/Mayor of Newham, his rotten borough and the ‘regeneration’ of Newham based on its transformation as a world financial centre bankrolled by so many who benefited from the trafficking facilitated by Gwynne and Dafydd has been extensively discussed on the blog. ‘The Bodies Beneath Canary Wharf’.

However one Newham MP did something so extraordinary that I’ll revisit him, because now I’ve got a better grasp of what was going on in Newham, I’m intrigued as to why he fell out with so many and why.

Reginald Ernest Prentice, Baron Prentice, (16 July 1923-18 January 2001), was the most senior Labour figure ever to defect to the Conservative Party. Reg Prentice was born in Croydon, Surrey and educated at Whitgift School in South Croydon, then at the LSE. Lord Piercy 1945.jpg Reg served in Austria and Italy during World War II.

Reg joined the staff of the TGWU in 1950, the TGWU that for years was led by Lord Jack Jones, a good friend of Dom Mintoff, who served two terms as PM of Malta and who was in addition Mr Big in the Maltese Mafia. Richard Crossman was also mates with Mintoff, as was Dafydd and Gwynne’s mate Lady Juliet Bingley, wife of NATO Commander Vice-Admiral Sir Alec Bingley and father of William Bingley…

Jack Jones has stood accused of being a KGB double agent when he worked for the security services but it is more likely that, like the others on the left who were so accused, eg. Jo Richardson, Lord Jack was simply corrupt and using his position to facilitate Gwynne and Dafydd’s business. The Maltese Mafia had big interests in gambling casinos, as did the Krays and their associates. I think I now know the answer to the question that Brown posed a few weeks ago ie. ‘What did the British Gov’t do in return for the Maltese Mafia?’ re that very cosy relationship between Harold Wilson’s most senior Ministers and Mintoff…

Prentice was a Councillor for then-County Borough of Croydon from 1949. He served on the Housing, Libraries, Planning & Development, Water and Reconstruction Committees. Reg served as Labour MP from 1957 for East Ham North, later Newham North East. He was a Minister of State in Harold Wilson‘s first Gov’t at Education and Science (1964–1966), then as Minister of Public Buildings and Works (1966–1967), and finally was put in charge of the still-new Ministry of Overseas Development (1967–1969). When Labour regained power, Prentice was Secretary of State for Education and Science, 1974-75, subsequently becoming Minister for Overseas Development with a seat in the Cabinet until 1976.

In 1975, Prentice was deselected by his Constituency Labour Party. He appealed unsuccessfully from the rostrum of the Labour Party Conference for the NEC to overturn their endorsement of his deselection. In 1977, Prentice left the Labour Party after a series of battles with left-wing constituency activists such as Owen Ashworth and joined the Conservative Party.

Prentice was elected as a Conservative MP for Daventry in Northamptonshire at the 1979 General Election. Lady Hesketh was instrumental in Reg standing for Daventry. Northamptonshire was the location of yet another ring linked to Leicester and the Gang in north Wales. Northamptonshire’s USP was St Andrew’s Hospital, then a truly dreadful NHS psych hospital which has now metamorphosed into an equally dreadful private facility for Young Adults With Autism and Learning Disabilities. The Young Adults are being injured and found dead at an impressive rate in St Andrew’s.

Top Docs from St Andrew’s as it used to be supplied evidence that was crucial to the conviction of Jeremy Bamber for mass murder in the late 1980s. Bamber has always maintained his innocence and is regularly slapped down by members of the judiciary who snap that the evidence against Jeremy was overwhelming. So were the lies told by the Top Docs and their friends in the forensic science service and the lawyers involved in those cases. Jeremy’s sister, who was one of those who was murdered by whoever carried out the crime for which Bamber is still in prison, was an Empowered Service User who also worked as a model. The sort of girl who was targeted by Gwynne and Dafydd’s Gang…

They’re a load of lying bastards Mr Bamber, they do not have any ‘expertise’ and they bribe or threaten other people to lie as well; I have no idea if you are innocent or guilty but I do know that nothing that lot say can be assumed to contain even a grain of truth.

Reg’s new friends in Daventry and Lady Hesketh were part of the Tory network of Gwynne and Dafydd… 

Reg was a Minister of State at the DHSS in Thatch’s Gov’t, 1979-81, under Ronnie Waterhouse’s mate Secretary of State Patrick Jenkin. Prentice ‘left the Gov’t owing to ill health’. In 1981 as Mary Wynch began her journey to the Master of the Rolls.

Prentice was knighted in 1987, the year he stepped down as an MP, as the Gang got ready to put the last part of their Cunning Plan into action to frame and imprison me and Ollie Brooke found himself a free man. 

On 30 January 1992, Prentice was created life peer as Baron Prentice. In the last few years before Reg’s death at age 77, he was President of the Devizes Conservative Association. Peter Morrison’s brother Charles was the Tory MP for Devizes and the Morrisons had run Devizes for decades, the family seat being in Wiltshire. Prentice died in 2001 in Mildenhall, Wiltshire.

Whatever Reg Prentice fell out with the Labour Party over, it wasn’t the trafficking ring in his East End constituency, because when they deselected him Reg simply joined the Posh Tories who ran the same ring.

Just a reminder: Reg’s fellow East End MP Peter Shore, married to Liz the people trafficking Top Doc at the top of Gov’t and the London Medical Establishment, wasn’t only a Cambridge grad who was working for the security services, but he went to Quarry Bank High School in Liverpool. That school was made famous by some old boys who were in the Beatles. Geoffrey Chamberlain was a close friend of Cilla, a pal of the Fab Four in their Slums Of Liverpool days when Gwynne and Dafydd had begun to expand on that nice little earner of theirs.

Prentice’s daughter, Christine, followed her father as a London Borough of Croydon Councillor, 1992-98. Warlingham Park Hospital in Croydon was a truly appalling place in which patients were battered and abused, relieved of their inheritances and found dead. The young adult children of one family ruined by the Top Docs of Warlingham Park were, in the late 1980s, ‘resettled’ in Bethesda by an arrangement between Top Docs and lawyers in Croydon and north Wales. The family had never even visited Gwynedd and had no contacts there. A great deal of the money that they were due to inherit from their mum who was found dead in Warlingham Park disappeared during their ‘relocation’. See previous posts…

Reg Prentice’s East End seat was succeeded by Ronald Leighton (24 January 1930-28 February 1994) became a Labour MP in 1979 by regaining Newham North East, the seat held by Reg Prentice when he defected. Leighton was opposed to British membership of the EEC and was Director of the Common Market Safeguards Campaign, 1970-72.

Leighton retained the seat until he died in office, aged 64, on 28 Feb 1994. The Labour MP for Barking, Jo Richardson, who went back to the late 1940s with Crossman, Mikardo and Footie, died in office on 1 Feb 1994, thus creating an opportunity for Little Nell to become an MP. A lot was happening in early 1994, including Peter Howarth, a member of staff from Bryn Estyn, awaiting trial for the serial sex abuse of boys in care in north Wales and Howarth’s long-time friend and boss at Bryn Estyn Matt Arnold finding that he was dying. Then John Smith died in May 1994… See previous posts.

After Leighton’s death, at the subsequent by-election, the seat was held for Labour by Stephen Timms. Timms inherited everything that Gwynne and Dafydd’s trafficking ring took to Newham but Stephen hasn’t commented on anything untoward yet…

 

Lest anyone is wondering if there was anyone in Parliament who had an insider’s knowledge of the uncontrollable POA whom the Tories believed could only be restrained by installing a serial child sex offender as the General Manager of Broadmoor in 1987-88, there was and it was someone who had worked with the POA, knew exactly how corrupt and violent they were but chose never to make that public. The person concerned was John Wheeler, who had worked as an Assistant Prison Governor before he became a Tory MP.

Sir John Daniel Wheeler, (born 1 May 1940) was elected for the marginal constituency of Paddington at the 1979 General Election, winning the seat with a majority of just 106 after two recounts. Paddington is a constituency with a good number of Top Doctors and it also contains St Mary’s Hospital which by the time Wheeler was an MP was the hospital of choice for the birth of Royal babies, as a result of the presence of Royal Doc Sir Hugh Pinker (Geoffrey Chamberlain’s mate) at St Mary’s. William and Harry were born there. See post ‘Wimmin’s Wellbeing – The Fortnum and Mason Connection’.

Wheeler was put on the Home Affairs Select Committee as soon as it was established. At the 1983 General Election Wheeler was elected for the new constituency of Westminster North, a seat based largely on Paddington but also taking in the abolished St Marylebone constituency. Westminster North contained a good few St George’s folk, St George’s having been located at Hyde Park Corner in Knightsbridge until the early 1980s. St Marylebone covered Harley Street and was the constituency for Very Posh Top Doctors.

Sir John was an MP who represented the grandest end of the British Medical Establishment who were facilitating the Westminster Paedophile Ring.

After 1987, as Ollie Brooke was released from jail, Wheeler was made Chair of the Home Affairs Select Committee. Sir John was hoping and expecting to continue this role after 1992 but found that the Conservative whips had made a rule that no member may serve on a Select Committee for more than three terms. It was suggested in the press that this rule was designed to get rid of Nicholas Winterton who had been a troublesome Chair of the Health Select Committee and that Wheeler was regarded as ‘collateral damage’. Nicholas Winterton and his wife Ann were both Tory MPs for Cheshire constituencies and up to their eyes in Gwynne and Dafydd criminality. Nicholas Winterton was known among Bridgwater Tories as being a Westminster Swinger. I am still waiting for Tom King to tell me how they knew about Sir Nicholas’s Swinging in darkest Zummerzet.

Wheeler was friendly with John Major because they entered Parliament together and were ideologically close. Or at least that was their story. When Major became PM, Wheeler was appointed as Security Minister at the Northern Ireland Office. Wheeler  was also made a member of the Privy Council. Wheeler was knighted in the New Year’s Honours list of 1993.

In 1995, boundary changes were announced that would expand Wheeler’s constituency to the west, taking in Labour-voting areas of north Kensington and tilting the seat towards Labour. Wheeler decided that he did not wish to contest such unfavourable territory and sought selection elsewhere. Somewhere perhaps with a greater proportion of rich corrupt Top Docs who were mates with the St George’s/St Mary’s crowd Wheeler?

In September 1995 Wheeler announced his intention to challenge Sir Nicholas Scott in the new constituency of Kensington and Chelsea. Scott was perceived as vulnerable after personal scandals – Scott had one hell of an alcohol problem and was caught out discussing Uganda although the evidence points to Scott’s Ugandan discussions being far more scandalous than ever became public – and ‘also because Wheeler was a very moderate MP in a party which was moving to the right.’ It was also a Party with The Hague as Welsh Secretary who knew that he was about to announce a Public Inquiry into the North Wales Child Abuse Scandal and that the Inquiry would be totally rigged. I have been told that Wheeler also knew that in 1995 the Gang were going to throw the kitchen sink at their attempts to have me sent to live with Mr Savile and this influenced his desire to become the member for Kensington and Chelsea. 

However, Wheeler did not make the shortlist and he was rejected for other constituencies. One newspaper report suggested that Conservative Associations were put off by the security detail who had to come with Wheeler whenever he visited. Wheeler also ‘suffered by association’ when the corruption of Westminster City Council under Dame Shirley Porter was uncovered, his constituency being in the city. The corruption prevailing under Porter’s regime was so serious that it should have prevented all of those involved, including Wheeler, from ever holding public office again. One Top Doc member of Westminster City Council was found dead in the midst of the scandal. Suicide. Nothing further to add…

After Sir Nicholas Scott’s ‘private life’ – a private life about as private as Dafydd’s ‘private life’ – became too much for the Tories to stomach and Scott resigned, Wheeler tried again to be selected in Kensington and Chelsea but met with no more success. I wonder why they didn’t want him?

Although Wheeler’s name was mentioned whenever a Conservative seat fell vacant, he was unsuccessful and therefore retired from Parliament at the 1997 General Election, as the action in north Wales re Ronnie’s Inquiry was underway.

Since leaving Parliament, Wheeler has undertaken a review of airport security for the United Kingdom and Australian Gov’ts in the light of the 11 September 2001 attacks. Wheeler was Chairman of the Service Authorities of the National Crime Squad and the National Criminal Intelligence Service between 1998 and 2002. See the source imageWheeler is a Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London with responsibility for the London Borough of Merton, a Borough served by St George’s Hospital Medical School and of which Theresa May was a Councillor in the 1980s and early 1990s. John Wheeler knew another person who knew much about Gwynne and Dafydd, as did his immediate family and his in-laws.

Dr John Dunwoody
Member of Parliament
for Falmouth and Camborne
In office
31 March 1966 – 18 June 1970
Preceded by Frank Hayman
Succeeded by David Mudd
Personal details
Born 3 June 1929
Died 26 January 2006 (aged 76)
Béziers, France
Nationality British
Political party Labour
Spouse(s) Gwyneth Dunwoody (1954–1975)
Evelyn Borner (1979–2006)
Children Tamsin Dunwoody and two sons
Alma mater King’s College London, and Westminster Hospital Medical School

John Elliot Orr Dunwoody CBE (3 June 1929-26 January 2006) was educated at St Paul’s School, then trained as a Top Doctor at King’s College London and Westminster Hospital Medical School. Dunwoody was at Westminster when it was the training ground for Top Docs from south Wales who facilitated the ring eg. Dannie and Wilfred Abse, having been popularised by the presence of Royal Doc Sir Clement Price-Thomas at Westminster. See ‘Successful Surgery Of King George VI!’.

Dunwoody worked in Devon as a senior house physician at Newton Abbot Hospital, 1955-56 and as a GP and medical officer in Totnes District Hospital, 1956-66.

If Norman Scott is reading this blog, Norman, John Dunwoody will have been one of those who caused big problems for you. Dunwoody was a key player in the Westminster Paedophile Ring and he went to work in Devon when Mr Thrope decided that his future was as the Liberal MP for north Devon and then PM…

Dunwoody was in Devon when Edward du Cann, Maurice Macmillan et al were causing problems for my father on his farm in Devon as well.

Dunwoody was active in the Socialist Medical Association, with Uncle Harry, Julian Tudor-Spart, Wendy Savage et al.

Dunwoody contested the safe Conservative seat of Tiverton in 1959 and came close to winning Plymouth Sutton in 1964, losing by just 410 votes in a seat that Dr Death would later hold for several years for Labour. Dunwoody became the MP for Falmouth and Camborne at the 1966 General Election. Dunwoody wowed Richard Crossman when Crossman was Secretary of State for the DHSS and served as a Health Minister under Crossman, 1969-70. Think Gwynne and Dafydd…

A well-regarded orator at Labour Party Conference, Dunwoody was spoken of as a future leader of the Party. However, he lost his seat in 1970 and did not return to Parliament…

Dunwoody had campaigned hard for a total ban on smoking, before its negative health effects were universally recognised, and became the first director of Action on Smoking and Health (ASH). He served as Chairman of the Kensington, Chelsea and Westminster Area Health Authority 1977–82, Chairman of the Family Planning Association 1981–87 and Chairman of the Bloomsbury District Health Authority, 1982–90. From 1996 Dunwoody was Vice-Chairman of the Merton, Sutton and Wandsworth Local Medical Committee. Dunwoody was awarded the CBE in 1986, just as Ollie Brooke, friend and colleague of Bodger who was from a south Wales family and went to Llandaff Cathedral School and then Cowbridge Grammar (as did Sir Anthony Hopkins), was jailed and Brave Wendy’s Name Was Cleared.

Dunwoody married Gwyneth Dunwoody (née Phillips) , daughter of Morgan Phillips from south Wales, a mate of Richard Crossman, Footie, George Thomas et al and a General Secretary of the Labour Party. Gwyneth served as the Labour MP for Exeter, 1966-70 and then for Crewe (the constituency became Crewe and Nantwich) in Cheshire, Feb 1974-2008. Gwyneth was deemed a suitable MP to represent that seat down the road from Sir Peter Morrison at exactly the same time that Morrison was selected as the Tory candidate for Chester. Gwyneth dined out of her status as a Strong Woman from a pedigree of Strong Women. Her mother was Labour Party big wig Baroness Norah Phillips and both of her

Gwyneth also served as an MEP, 1975-79.

Dafydd’s mate Dr Bob Hobson who facilitated the huge ring at the Maudsley for years in his guise as a ‘community psychiatrist’ relocated to Manchester University in 1974. See ‘The Mentor’.

Prior to being elected to the Commons in 1966, Gwyneth served as a Totnes Councillor.

The Dunwoodys had two sons and a daughter; their daughter Tamsin Dunwoody served as a Labour  AM in the Welsh Assembly (2003–07).

The Dunwoodys marriage was dissolved in 1975 and in 1979 John Dunwoody married Evelyn Borner. John died aged 76 in 2006 after an unfortunate accident at his home at Béziers, France…

See previous posts for more Dunwoody laffs, the bad behaviour, the police investigations and scandals, Gwyneth’s extraordinary bounce back from virtual bankruptcy while she served as an MP on the location of Gwynne and Dafydd’s north Wales/Cheshire ring…

 

Sir John Wheeler was Chairman of Reliance Custodial Services Limited, part of Reliance Security Group, 1997-2000. He was Non-Executive Director of security equipment companies Jasmin Plc, 1997-98 and Norbain, 1998-99, and corporate intelligence firm Merchant International Group from 2003. See the source imageWheeler is a Patron of Prisoners Abroad, the Director of which, 1989-93, was Keith Best, the Tory MP for Anglesey, 1979-87, the former Welsh Office Minister, who has been fully on board with the Gang for many years…

A Reply From The GMC!

Dear Readers,

Here is the text of the e mail from the GMC, received by me this morning:

FPD Complaints & Correspondence FPDComplaintsCorresp@gmc-uk.org

11:25 AM (1 hour ago)
to me

Dear Dr Sally Baker,

Thank you for your recent email which has been passed to me to answer on behalf of the senior managers within the GMC, in line with the approach taken by similar organisations were correspondence is passed to the team best able to answer it.

Your previous concerns

I was sorry to read about the issues you have faced over an extended period. I can see from checking your correspondence record that we have previously looked at concerns you’ve raised (2003, 2004 and 2012) and on each occasion we have decided there were no fitness to practise issues for us to look into.

Criminal offences

As you may be aware, the GMC are not the best placed body to investigate criminal offences. I would always urge anyone with details of criminal conduct to approach the police, in your case this appears to be North Wales Police, and contact them with your concerns and any supporting information you may have. You can contact them by ringing the police non-emergency number 101.

Advocacy support

Contacting large bodies can be difficult, so I have checked for local advocacy groups in North Wales. Depending on where you live there are contact details available via the website https://nwaaa.wales/.

GMC queries

In your letter you also ask for a meeting with a senior officer from the GMC, but I’m afraid we cannot offer this at this time.

In relation to your query about Dr Sadie Bentz Francis and Dr Anthony Chadwick I cannot find an exact match. However, if the Dr Francis is the same one who you wrote to us about in 2004, I can confirm that doctor is no longer part of the GMC register. If you’d like to check further, details of all doctors who are on the register can be seen here; https://www.gmc-uk.org/registration-and-licensing/the-medical-register/a-guide-to-the-medical-register

Mental health issues in North Wales

 I can see from your correspondence that many of your concerns are centred on mental health provision and oversight in North Wales. You may wish to contact the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board on 01248 384 194, or via email on ConcernsTeam.bcu@wales.nhs.uk if you have continuing concerns.

Alternatively, you may wish to speak to Mind Cyrmru about your views. Details of how to reach them are on their website https://www.mind.org.uk/about-us/mind-cymru/.

I hope you find this information useful. I’d be happy to answer any additional queries you may have via this email address.

Yours sincerely,

Ian McCann
Complaints and Correspondence Officer

General Medical Council
3 Hardman Street, Manchester, M3 3AW

Direct Dial: 0161 923 6344

Email: fpddecisions@gmc-uk.org

Website: www.gmc-uk.org

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The GMC is a charity registered in England and Wales (1089278) and Scotland (SC037750)

 

A few very brief observations, apart from the patently obvious:

Firstly, why has this Top Docs protection racket been given charitable status?

The GMC seem to have completely forgotten about the correspondence of mine that I sent them in the 1980s and 1990s. They also don’t seem to know that there were two Drs Francis of north Wales on the Medical Register; Tony Francis is no longer on the Medical Register because he was found dead in 2012 and Sadie Francis was previously on the Medical Register, but the other day when I put Sadie’s name into the ‘check a doctor’s registration’ facility, I was simply provided with a mysterious message stating that the info was not available but that didn’t mean that the Top Doctor concerned was not on the Medical Register.

Dr Anthony H. Chadwick, who had all those meetings with Sadie and Tony in the 1980s and 90s in his capacity as a BMA rep re providing them with advice as to how to frame me for serious offences, was still in action in south Wales years after that, because he was advising on a Top Doctors’ scrap in south Wales (precisely on the matter of how many hundreds of thousands of quid that a Health Board owed a Top Doc who had behaved appallingly, been suspended and then reinstated after Tony Chadwick went to his aid) a few years ago and Tony Chadwick appeared in the media in support of the Top Doc. Tony Chadwick was on the Medical Register not that long ago, he has only disappeared into the Top Docs’ Bermuda Triangle along with perhaps Sadie – although we can’t even be sure that she’s in there because the GMC seem to know nuzzing about Sadie – recently.

As for Ian McCann’s advice re me contacting the Betsi, not only have I already been down that route fruitlessly – as Mr McCann would know if he had read all of the posts on this blog – but he obviously hasn’t been following Gwynedd resident Michael Joyce’s excellent letters to the Daily Post, in which Mr Joyce for months now has been summarising the many laws broken by the Betsi, the lies told at Board meetings, the unlawful and unsafe practices to which the Board admits yet are never addressed by the Welsh Gov’t or GMC and the figures for patient harm and deaths in the area of Wales served by the Betsi that are the worst in Wales and inexplicable in terms of demography or socio-economic factors.

Last week, the Betsi’s CEO Gary Doherty wrote an angry reply to Mr Joyce which was published by the Daily Post. Gary did not demonstrate that Mr Joyce was factually incorrect on any matter, Gary was just cross that Mr Joyce had the temerity to write to the local paper regularly re the mess at the Betsi. Juxtaposed alongside Gary’s letter was a touching brief letter from a north Wales member of the public thanking the Caring Staff of the Betsi who work so hard for low pay; the author of the letter also mentioned that during their recent stay in hospital the lunches were very good.

I am delighted to hear that they’ve finally sorted the catering out at the Betsi, but I wonder if Gary could provide that grateful patient with details of the salaries of the Low Paid Staff of the Betsi. Gary has access to all the info, from the pay rates of the porters, cleaners and care assistants, right through to the various grades of Angel, Docs and managers; if he does forward the info to the grateful patient, they might be a little surprised at what some of the Low Paid Angels are raking in. They’ll be even more surprised if Gary explains that the NHS unions senior reps are now usually offered private healthcare as part of their salary package, as are senior NHS managers, including those Fat Cats who are Angels.

Meet Grace, the very highly paid Board Secretary of the Betsi:

Grace Lewis-Parry

Following a career in nursing, midwifery and health visiting which included time spent in Australia and Canada, Grace Lewis Parry joined the Gwynedd Family Health Services Authority in 1993 and subsequently the North Wales Health Authority in 1996 as Assistant Director of Patient Care. 
 
In August 2001 Grace took up the position of General Manager to the Gwynedd Local Health Group based in Caernarfon and was then appointed as Chief Executive to the new Local Health Board for Gwynedd.
 
Grace has continued her professional development, gaining a degree from Bangor and a Masters degree from Manchester University in leadership studies.  She attended an Executive Programme on Leadership at Harvard, Boston in 2007.
 
As an experienced health care professional with substantial leadership, senior management and board level experience, Grace is passionate about improving health and health services.
I don’t have time here to correlate Grace’s career moves with the appalling practices in north Wales, but readers might like to quickly review what was happening to patients during Grace’s time climbing the NHS ladder in north Wales. I’ll just mention that Grace was on the Executive Programme on Leadership at Harvard when Merfyn’s wife Nerys was dying after the Top Docs found that they could do nothing for her. Nerys had previously worked at Harvard, but sadly for Nerys her ex-husband Prof Orlando Patterson still did. Orlando did his PhD at the LSE in the mid-1960s when that institution was run by Richard Crossman’s mates and churned out graduates who later joined the Radical Circles of Gwynne and Dafydd’s network. Orlando is a cultural historian/sociologist who is rated among black elites in the US. Nerys grew up in north Wales and knew all about Gwynne and Dafydd; Merfyn knew even more about them, having grown up in Llanfrothen/Croesor in a pub that his parents rented from Sir Clough at the time when Eric Hobsbawm, Bertrand Russell et al were swinging with the best of them and Gwynne lobotomised dissenters.

 

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‘Do ewe mean mari-jew-ana?’

Dr Dafydd Alun Jones

 

Orlando Patterson

Orlando Patterson, a historical and cultural sociologist, is the John Cowles Professor of Sociology at Harvard University. He previously held faculty appointments at the University of the West Indies, his alma mater, and the London School of Economics where he received his PhD. He has written on the cultural sociology of sports, especially the game of cricket. Professor Patterson is the author of numerous academic papers and 6 major academic books including, Slavery and Social Death (1982), Freedom in the Making of Western Culture (1991), The Ordeal of Integration (1997), and The Cultural Matrix: Understanding Black Youth (2015).

Research InterestsThe culture and practice of freedom; the comparative study of slavery and ethno-racial relations; the sociology of underdevelopment with special reference to the Caribbean; the problems of gender and familial relations in the black societies of the Americas; the ways that cultural processes relate to poverty and other social outcomes.

A public intellectual, Professor Patterson was, for eight years, Special Advisor for Social policy and development to Prime Minister Michael Manley of Jamaica.  He was a founding member of Cultural Survival, one of the leading advocacy groups for the rights of indigenous peoples, and was for several years a board member of Freedom House, a major civic organization for the promotion of freedom and democracy around the world.  The author of three novels, he has published widely in journals of opinion and the national press, especially the New York Times, where he was a guest columnist for several weeks.  His columns have also appeared in Time Magazine, Newsweek, The Public Interest, The New Republic, and The Washington Post.

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Place at Harvard for a dim corrupt Angel Who Knows About Sally Baker and much else besides, after Merfyn refused to force Dr Baker out of Bangor University unlawfully? No problem!

I’m not sure that Grace is the best advert for Harvard’s Executive Leadership Programme. Not only is the havoc prevailing at the Betsi evidence of that, but I’ve watched Grace unable to perform an analysis of very simple stats in a Board meeting. As Grace made a pig’s ear of the presentation, a senior Angel sitting next to me whispered ‘That’s not right is it, she’s got it all wrong’. Indeed Grace had got it all wrong, but the Angel sat next to me wasn’t the Board Secretary and the rest of the Board either didn’t notice that Grace had got it all wrong or didn’t dare mention it. The stats with which Grace had such difficulty were the outcomes of mothers and babies. In terms of er deaths.

 

When I popped over to the Betsi’s website to retrieve the info that I have reproduced above on Grace, I was interested to see that there have been a few changes at the Board of the Betsi since I last visited the site a few weeks ago. Mad Martin Jones has disappeared, although that will probably be because Mad Martin is now CEO of NHS Wales or something ludicrous.

A new Associate Board Member has arrived. Meet Ffrancon:

Ffrancon Williams

Ffrancon Williams is the Chief Executive of Cartrefi Cymunedol Gwynedd, the largest social housing provider in North Wales. He is a fluent Welsh speaker who lives in Bangor with his wife and two sons.
 
He graduated from Sheffield University with a degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and spent much of his early career in a variety of posts in the manufacturing sector covering safety standard accreditation of electrical equipment, printed circuit board and fibre optic cable manufacture. He subsequently completed a post graduate Fellowship in Manufacturing Management at Cranfield University. He then spent a number of years working in senior leadership roles within the Rail Industry in the Great Western region with responsibility for maintenance of the railway infrastructure. He returned to North Wales to work for Gwynedd Council in leadership roles within their Housing department. In 2009 he lead the Housing Stock Transfer Ballot Project ensuring a fair vote for Gwynedd Council tenants regarding the future of their homes. This resulted in a positive mandate from tenants to transfer their homes to a newly formed social housing provider, Cartrefi Cymunedol Gwynedd (CCG). He was appointed Chief Executive of CCG in 2009 and lead on delivering the tenants’ mandate and the set-up of the new housing provider which came into existence in April 2010. Since then, he has lead on improving the standard of tenants’ homes, growing the business and providing the very best of services to CCG’s tenants.
He is a Fellow of the Institute of Directors and currently Chairs the Stakeholder Reference Group for the Health Board.

 

Before Ffrancon was CEO of CCG, he was the Head Honcho responsible for Council Housing at Gwynedd County Council. CCG was the ‘social housing provider’ formed from the transfer of Gwynedd CC’s housing stock to a social housing provider ie. CCG. The ‘to transfer or not’ ballot organised by Ffrancon was widely believed to have been rigged. Ffrancon then moved with the houses, so whereas when the tenants were tenants of Gwynedd CC, Ffrancon was in charge of their houses, after the transfer of the housing stock to the newly created citizen-led CCG following the Fair Ballot Organised By Ffrancon, Ffrancon was in charge of their houses once more.

Brown and I wrote about the nonsense of Gwynedd CC’s transfer of housing stock to CCG and the fuckwittery and lies that accompanied it in one of our books published in 2012. I wonder if Ffrancon read it? We were very critical of the NHS in north Wales in that book as well and a Health and Social Care Expert whispered to me when she read the draft manuscript ‘But you’ve named names’. Indeed we did, but all the information in the book that Named Names was available in the public domain; the scandals, the deaths, the Inquiries, the Court cases…

Just before Ffrancon moved over to a Registered Social Landlord in tandem with Gwynedd’s council houses, I discovered that a number of scams were being run by Ffrancon’s staff. There were the Senior Housing Officers who were taking council house tenants to Court to evict them on the basis of rent arrears of less than £150. The evicted tenants would then be housed in B&B accommodation in Gwynedd for the homeless. Which was owned by the Senior Housing Officers who had evicted them. Gwynedd CC would then pay the rent of the evicted tenants when they had been rehoused in the B&Bs, that were charging many hundreds of quid a week.

The B&Bs concerned were those rather rundown houses opposite Morrison’s in Caernarfon and I understand that there were some in Llanberis as well. At least one Empowered Service User was found almost dead in the B&Bs opposite Morrisons and died hours later in Ysbyty Gwynedd, after her life support was switched off. The official cause of death was chronic alcoholism, beyond the help of the Hergest Unit, or her Top Doc, Richard Tranter. I know her close friend who is in possession of the suicide note that was written by the hopeless drunk who could not be Helped because she had a Borderline Personality Disorder.

The hopeless alkie when she was younger was Referred For Mental Health Care after she refused to sign a statement at the request of Gwynedd social workers saying that her dad had sexually molested her. Her two sisters did make such statements and the dad went to prison. The alkie always maintained that her dad did no such thing and they had all been threatened into lying about him. After the other two sisters made the statements requested, the alkie was identified as being Extremely Disturbed and in need of Help.

I used to work with the alkie, in 1999, in a horrifically abusive ‘care home’ in Llandudno, that I eventually realised was a trafficking organisation, Prestwood Homes. I have discussed Prestwood in earlier posts. I was later told by the alkie’s friend that Dafydd was behind Prestwood. The alkie wasn’t an alkie when I worked with her, but she was bulimic and the ‘managers’ of Prestwood, two gross old bags, had found out and told her that if they made it known that she had Psychiatric Problems, she would never get another job. So the alkie stayed working for them, increasingly unhappily.

I only lasted three weeks at Prestwood Trafficking Ltd, I was identified As A Problem In Need Of Psychiatric Treatment myself by the two gross old bags, ‘Sue and Lynda’, who were pressurising the alkie. Sue and Lynda told me that if I wished to continue working for them I should attend Support Sessions at MIND; all Prestwood clients were forced into doing this. I left Prestwood’s employment instead. I wrote two letters to Conwy Social Services detailing the abuse of residents that I had witnessed. My first letter was ignored so I wrote again. I was offered a Meeting with two Conwy Social Services officials, who demanded to know what I did for a living – by that time I was working as a teacher, but I refused to provide the name of my employers – and threatened me.

I was forced out of my teaching job a few months later. Brown believed at the time that Prestwood had something to do with it, as well as the usual suspects. See ‘Thought For The Day’.

I was later contacted by other people who had also walked out of the employ of Prestwood People Trafficking Ltd who had, variously, told staff at Coleg Menai, NHS professionals and staff at Bangor University what was happening to residents there. All concerns were ignored. Alun Davies, manager of the Hergest Unit, admitted to me that they had been told that residents at Prestwood were being abused. I told Ella Fisk, the Sister who ran the Day Centre at the Hergest Unit, what was happening at Prestwood. Rosie Waite, a neighbour of mine in Rachub at the time, was told by me what was happening there. Rosie told me that she had left social work because it was so abusive in north Wales that she could not tolerate it and was working in Bangor University library instead. Some years after I had told Rosie about Prestwood, Rosie bagged a job with Conwy Social Services as a social work trainer.

My last day on duty at Prestwood with the alkie who later lived in the B&Bs opposite Morrison’s, involved sitting with her late in the evening after she had just come back from returning a Prestwood resident to Ashworth, where the young woman had been a patient before she was transferred to Prestwood. Regan, the girl who was returned to Ashworth, was deemed to have ‘failed’ at Prestwood; translated that meant that Regan did not respond to the threats and abuse from Sue and Lynda by following their orders, instead she kept trying to kill herself.

Regan injured herself constantly and was taken to Llandudno Hospital who failed to ask why this was happening. She tried to hang herself and the alkie found her and saved her life. After that, Sue and Lynda who ‘managed’ Prestwood told the alkie that she would be Regan’s special worker because Regan had formed an attachment to her. Indeed Regan had, she fell in love with her and so when the old bags announced that Regan’s ‘failure’ at Prestwood meant that Regan would be going back to Ashworth, Regan was distraught at the idea of being separated from the alkie.

Regan was unlawfully drugged, bundled into a car with Sue, Lynda and the alkie and driven, breaking all speed limits, back to Ashworth. Regan woke up before they arrived and tried to escape from the car. She was physically dragged into Ashworth by Angels who were on standby to meet the car and the alkie told me that they all entered a room with ‘loads of senior doctors, while Regan screamed at me not to leave her with them and tried to injure herself’. The alkie was ordered to leave by the Top Doctors and the last that she saw as she walked to the car was Regan frantically hammering at the unbreakable windows screaming ‘Don’t leave me with them, don’t leave me’.

When the alkie got back to north Wales and found me still on duty, she collapsed into tears, told me what had happened at Ashworth with Regan, told me that she hated Sue and Lynda, hated working at Prestwood, but Sue and Lynda were blackmailing her over her Mental Illness (bulimia) to prevent her getting another job. I told her that I was leaving and would be going straight to the Social Services to report Prestwood.

I heard that as soon as I left Prestwood, the alkie received ‘promotion’ at Prestwood and was also enrolled into a Management Course at Coleg Menai, paid for by Prestwood.

I next saw the alkie not long before she died. She was drinking heavily, after having left her job at Prestwood. She told me that when she was in her early 20s, she had completed teacher training at Bangor University, but didn’t like teaching and had left. That was how she’d been offered the job at Prestwood.

I later heard that she had died after a few months of living in the B&Bs opposite Morrisons.

Previous posts provided further details of Prestwood. Sue and Lynda were friends with Dafydd. One of them, Suzanne Hamlett, had been a long-term alcoholic patient of Dafydd’s at Denbigh. She had been offered a place ‘for disadvantaged women’ on the psychology degree at Bangor University. After gaining a poor degree, Hamlett worked as a tutor on the counselling course at Coleg Llandrillo, where she met Lynda Holland, who’s husband  had ‘committed suicide’. Lynda was one of Hamlett’s students and they began a relationship. Hamlett was sacked for taking advantage of a student. Hamlett moved into the house in Trinity Avenue, Llandudno, that Holland had been left after her husband died and they lived downstairs, filling other rooms with Empowered Service Users, most of them from Liverpool. There was obviously a helpful Top Doctor supplying those residents…

Hamlett told the residents that she was a former Angel and had worked at Denbigh. This was known by every ‘professional’ with whom those residents had contact not to be true.

After I was threatened by Conwy Social Services and forced out of teaching, Hamlett and Holland were featured in the Daily Post! The First Lesbian Couple to marry in Llandudno. A limousine was hired and a crass huge knees-up held and the Daily Post ran a feature on ‘Sue and Lynda Hall’ being dedicated to the Mentally Ill Women whom they Helped.

After I began publishing about the mental health services some years later, Suzanne Hall was in the Daily Post once more. The old cow had died. Ovarian cancer. The Daily Post published a hagiography. Hamlett it transpired was only in her 50s; she looked much older, but that will have been because she spent decades pickled. Hamlett and Holland had been travelling the world when Hamlett was diagnosed. I knew that they were making a fortune – Hamlett boasted about it – but the cash must have been really rolling in, because in her final months, Hamlett and Holland cruised through South America – the Amazon I think -Hamlett flying back to the UK for Cancer Treatment and then resuming the luxury holiday for the Seriously Rich. Unbelievable. The Top Docs were wonderful but poor old Hamlett, Mrs Big in Prestwood People Trafficking Ltd, didn’t make it. A witness to so much gone before her time…

Hamlett had a Humanist Funeral and a Woodland Burial in a wicker casket to be fully Sustainable.

Some five years ago I was intrigued to learn that Rosie Waite had become a ‘Humanist funeral celebrant’. No, I don’t know what is going on either.

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Holland fell apart after Hamlett’s death. Holland’s daughter and her lesbian partner – there weren’t many men involved with this lot, which was odd, because the Therapy for Prestwood girls/wimmin who stated that they were gay was to force them to watch heterosexual porn and then Try It With A Man Or A Few, You Might Enjoy It, clients refusing to Engage With Therapy being sent back to Ashworth – ran Prestwood for a bit but it didn’t go well without Hamlett to threaten, manipulate and terrorise residents and the Prestwood chain of homes (there was loads of them by then) was sold.

Note To Readers In England: It’s OK, I DO understand if you find this all very difficult to believe. It is a consequence of a region run by Gwynne and Dafydd since the end of WW II.

Previous posts discuss the Mysteries Of Prestwood, including: the policeman who returned an injured client who had run away without asking how she’d sustained such serious injuries and why she’d run away; the two clients who jumped out of top floor windows after they’d been told by Sue n Lynda to kill themselves if that’s what they wanted to do, both injuring themselves, one of them breaking her back and ending up paralysed; the certificates given to Prestwood staff confirming that they’d undergone Training In Self-Harm when they had not attended the course, which was run by an Angel from north Wales; the sex worker from Llandudno who was hired to provide ‘services’ for a male resident; the orders given to residents to discuss their sexual fantasies and cuddle Hamlett ‘because that’s what normal people do’; the complete disappearance of one Prestwood resident after she told MIND volunteers at Holyhead MIND that she was being abused – this girl had been told by Hamlett that her social workers from home (Liverpool) were sick of her and Prestwood was her Last Chance and that if she Failed at Prestwood, she would be ‘driven back to Liverpool and left to die on an embankment’.

That was not the worst that I heard Hamlett say. I was in the room when Hamlett boasted that Prestwood residents know that if they threaten to hit staff, they’ll get a smack back. No clients ever threatened to hit me or as far as I know anyone else, but I witnessed a Home Manager piss herself laughing, along with Hamlett, after she had slammed Fran against a wall, grabbed her by the throat and told her that I’ll punch your fucking face in if you ever hit me…’

Fran was a young woman with learning disabilities and mental health problems who had been transferred to Prestwood from Ashworth. Fran had a boyfriend who was another Prestwood resident and other residents enjoyed themselves listening to Fran and her boyfriend having sex; this was discussed with Hamlett who encouraged Fran and her boyfriend to discuss their sexual practices with residents. All TVs at Prestwood were those hundreds of channels pay as you view TVs and Prestwood Rules were that Adult Channels were Permitted Viewing but only after 10pm at night.

Hamlett and Holland took Fran ‘on holiday to Greece’ and things became very difficult because for some reason Fran threw a wobbler and smashed up an hotel room. The police were called, Hamlett had to ‘pay the hotel and the police a lot of money for all the damage’ and the party returned home immediately.

The Greek police dismisseth us, with one very big bribe.

So, Hergest staff knew about Prestwood, the GPs in Gwynedd and Conwy knew about Prestwood, MIND worked in partnership with Prestwood, Gwynedd and Clwyd Social Services knew about Prestwood, Coleg Menai knew, Coleg Llandrillo knew and Bangor University knew. The North Wales Police knew as well, as did the Greek police. It wasn’t stopped until the Top Doctors killed Hamlett after I began publishing.

Not only did Hamlett and Holland study and work at Bangor University and Coleg Llandrillo themselves, but Prestwood staff were enrolled for courses at those institutions as well as at Coleg Menai and told their tutors what was happening. Prestwood residents were also enrolled in courses at those institutions. One girl from Prestwood on a Coleg Menai course was so sexually aggressive to the boys that they refused to sit in the class with her. There were Formal Complaints. Coleg Menai wrote to Prestwood and said that they could not accommodate this student because of her sexual aggression towards the boys. Prestwood threatened to sue Coleg Menai under the Disability Discrimination Act. Did Coleg Menai wrote back and say ‘We’ll blow the whistle on you, you people trafficking, criminal bastards?’ No. Coleg Menai crumbled and the girl who grabbed blokes’ bits constantly was taught by herself in a separate classroom.

Prestwood tried the same game with a number of local organisations providing facilities for the disabled, such as horse riding. They were told to fuck off and no, Prestwood did not sue under the Disability Discrimination Act. I’ll mention here that these were not Prestwood clients paying for activities; Prestwood identified every organisation in north Wales that offered free activities for disabled people and Hamlett enrolled residents for the goodies, while Liverpool Social Services (it was usually Liverpool) paid over £1k per week for a Placement At Prestwood.

So the solution to the alkie who had witnessed that awful scene in Ashworth with Regan was found. Switch the life support machine off. I don’t know how many people know about the suicide note, it is in the possession of an Empowered Service User who only told close friends that she found that note.

Brown’s mum knew about Prestwood, I told her all about it and she mentioned it in her letters to me, before she was found dead. The letters that disappeared from my property, in the batch that were stolen after the two boxes of documents stolen from my loft in the mid-1990s were flogged to George Carman and the Digger.

Just before CCG was formed, I knew a tenant of Gwynedd County Council who was being harassed and threatened by one of the Senior Housing Officers over modest arrears. I had witnessed the threats, so I rang Ffrancon’s dept to complain. One of Ffrancon’s henchmen threatened me. So I gave him the details of the scam being run by his colleagues re the evictions and B&B accommodation and also told him that I knew the truth behind a story that had been featured in the media re ‘anti-social’ tenants in Tremadog who had been evicted by Gwynedd CC for their dreadful behaviour. They were in fact Empowered Service Users who had been harassed and threatened themselves by the lying bastards alleging harassment and Ffrancon’s dept had ignored many complaints about this. I offered to contact the media re the matter and Ffrancon’s henchman backed off immediately and assured me that the matter could be resolved ‘without any need for that’. The tenant was allowed to remain in the house.

So it was a little disappointing to learn that soon after, the Gang approached this tenant, told him that ‘they’ (I understand that ‘they’ meant Merfyn Jones and the then CEO of the Betsi, Mary Burrows) ‘won’t win this and when they lose, your life won’t be worth living’ and offered this man an opportunity that he didn’t refuse. In return for hacking my e mails and forwarding the contents to the Gang and withdrawing a statement that he’d made re the threats and harassment to which he had seen me subjected, Gwilym Sion ap Gruffydd thrashed out a nice little deal with the Gang, resulting in a lecturing job for him at Bangor University’s School of Education.

Gwil is currently On Secondment with the Welsh Gov’t. While Gwil’s there, he might like to tell them all that he told me re Ffrancon and serious organised crime and the bent County Court judges that Ffrancon’s mates were using to hear the eviction cases, to ensure that tenants always lost the case.

‘Me? Gay?’

It seems so, just ask Gwil, he’s got the lowdown.

Readers may have remembered my previous posts about Mary Burrows. My perception was that she was doing her best at the Betsi and I know that she was receiving death threats. Since I wrote those posts I have been told that she doublecrossed me and did deals with the Gang, but I don’t know at what point. Mary died not long after she resigned as CEO of the Betsi in 2012. Cancer. The Top Docs did all that they could.

Get your pink bras on and run those Fund Raising Marathons ladies, it’s your only hope! Tits To Cancer! We’ll Thrash It!

All the Top Docs want is an Old Fashioned Millionaire.

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It is ironic that Mary died from cancer, because north Wales boasts an Expert In Ladies’ Cancers, one Simon Leeson. See post ‘A Cause Close To Our Hearts’. Simon arrived in north Wales in the 1990s from the Gang’s partner ring in Yorkshire. There was much dissatisfaction at the time because there were Scurrilous Rumours that girls and women were making Wicked Allegations about Top Doctors. The Wicked Allegations were of course baseless, but nonetheless Simon Leeson arrived as a Nice Young Doctor who wasn’t such an obviously offensive, drooling pervert or madman as were some of his colleagues. Sadly business as usual continued, even on the part of Simon’s junior doctors. Although I’m sure that Simon Knew Nuzzing and neither did Harvard Leader Grace, who was responsible for the running the services provided by those who were assaulting the patients at the time.

I have been passed documentary evidence signed by your junior Docs Simon. So either you’re a liar or your juniors were completely out of control. It was one of the matters that I was hoping to discuss with senior officers of the GMC, but as you can see they have refused to meet me. I wonder if they’ll change their minds if I write to them with yet more examples of things that one would have thought were totally unacceptable by any standards at all, even those of the GMC?

The last time that I saw Simon was at an IWA dinner in I think 2011. Carwyn Jones was the guest of honour and Merfyn was the MC for the evening. Mary and Simon were sitting on the same table. Simon had a face like thunder all evening and I noted that Mary and Simon didn’t speak to each other once throughout the event.

Since then, the maternity services and mental health services provided by the Betsi were deemed to be so dangerous that the Betsi has spent years in special measures. The ‘services’ are still deemed to be so dangerous – even with the NHS book-cooking – that special measures have not been lifted. So Nice Young Doctor Simon didn’t manage to make that much difference to the dysfunctional obs and gynae services in north Wales did you Simon, despite picking up all those accolades and being part of the big cancer research network linked to the London medical schools…

 

A new Independent Board Member has also appeared at the Betsi, who was the butt of many a joke at Bangor University when I worked there, on the basis of the unscrupulous Prof with whom she was exploring Uganda. He is a Sports Scientist and Elite Performance Expert – I understand that he does amazing things with his nose – as is his friend who has just joined the Board. The man with the infamous nose is a friend of Sexist Steve Brailsford, dad of Sir Dave.

I’ve saved the best new arrival at the Betsi Board until last. Just read the spiel that is provided by the Betsi for the new Executive Medical Director and readers will realise that there is still a great deal of green paint on the Renault:

Executive Medical Director

David Fearnley
David Fearnley is from Cardiff and graduated from the University of Wales College of Medicine in 1993.
 
David is one of the longest serving Medical Directors in the NHS, with 14 years’ experience as Executive Medical Director at Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust.
 
David was named as the RCPsych Inaugural Psychiatrist of the Year in 2009, received the Healthcare Financial Management Association/Academy of Medical Royal Colleges ‘Working with Finance – Clinician of the Year Award’ in 2013 and was named in the Health Service Journal’s 100 Clinical Leaders List in 2015.
 
His interests include medical leadership, quality improvement science, large scale transformational change and digital health. Last year, he joined the first cohort of the NHS Digital Academy and is currently completing an MSc in Digital Health Leadership at Imperial College London, with a particular interest in the digital readiness of NHS boards. He was elected Fellow of the Faculty of Clinical Informatics in 2019.
 
David’s national roles have included Deputy National Clinical Director for Mental Health, Associate National Clinical Director for Secure Care and Chair of the Adult Secure Clinical Reference Group (NHS England and NHS Improvement).

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If readers purchase a copy of the Torygraph today, they will see a big advert in there that has been placed by the RCN. No, it isn’t a Warning About The Tory Cuts, it is an advert telling everyone that the RCN is the union to join if one is an Angel. Presumably the RCN know that enough Angels are reading the Torygraph to make it worth paying the considerable sum that will have been required for an advert of that size.

As for the GMC’s advice re Advocacy and MIND Cymru, I presume that the GMC have one hell of a sense of humour.

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It’s OK, as any fule kno, this is the man responsible for the problems in north Wales; he stepped down as VC from Bangor University some eight years ago and was forced out as Chairman of the Betsi some two years after that. The region is on it’s arse, which just shows how wicked he is.

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The North Wales Police Professional Standards Dept

Today’s Daily Post contains allegations from Blaenau Ffestiniog Town Councillor Mark Thomas that he and his 15 year old son were wrongly arrested and mistreated by North Wales Police officers in connection with the big fire on the mountain that resulted in the evacuation of part of Blaenau Ffestiniog in April.

The Post’s article ends with a quote from Mr Thomas saying: ‘I am meeting with the North Wales Police next month to discuss my complaint. I just want them to be sorry for what they put us through and for whoever started that fire to be held accountable for all the trouble and damage they caused’, followed by the response from Detective Chief Inspector Tim Evans from the North Wales Police Professional Standards Dept: ‘I can confirm that the North Wales Police received complaints relating to this matter, which remain subject to ongoing investigation at this time’.

Readers who are paying attention might recognise Tim Evans’s name from previous posts. Tim was formerly Sgt Tim Evans and in the late 1980s and early 1990s was regularly called upon to interview and/or arrest me by the Top Doctors.

I had no idea that Tim was still in the North Wales Police. I did wonder whether Tim had done a runner and joined another force, because north Wales is heaving with people who have much dirt on Tim re his failure to act on evidence re very serious crime. But then they’ve all achieved promotion on the same basis themselves, so perhaps Tim doesn’t have too much to worry about.

I’ll refresh memories here re Tim Evans and provide a bit more info.

Tim and his colleagues were ordered by the Top Docs to arrest me so often and for such ridiculous offences that in the end Tim et al went beyond the ‘this is a total waste of our time’ bit and were holding conversations with their mates who worked in Ysbyty Gwynedd re what a farce this was. Tim himself told Jeff Crowther, a Nursing Officer at Ysbyty Gwynedd, that the situation was ludicrous, that I was very obviously not ‘dangerous’ or a serious offender and why were the NHS employing ‘all these highly paid doctors and managers’ if they could not cope with someone like me?

Tim and other police officers made representation to Gwynedd Health Authority and discussions were held but to no avail. The demands on the part of Top Docs that I should be arrested continued. In the end, Tim and his mates just saw it as a standing joke and there was much robust comment about the grossly incompetent and mad psychiatrists at Ysbyty Gwynedd who made police statements about me doing things such as ‘walking into a room with a rolled up newspaper and not saying anything to anyone’ or ‘taking a sandwich from the lunch provided by a drug company and asking the docs Are you enjoying the buffet?’

Tim Evans was on record as describing me as a ‘mischievous young woman’ who was essentially harmless. Jeff Crowther, I understand, backed up Tim’s view and yet more Meetings were held at which Jeff, Tim and others maintained that the constant arrests of me were making the Top Docs look vindictive, foolish and were rather bad PR for the psychiatric services. The Top Docs ignored everyone who was telling them this and then upped the stakes.

Tim had a side-kick in those days, a Detective Constable, but I never knew what his name was. One day I was under arrest, yet again and in Bangor Police Station, when Tim and his side-kick came in, took one look at me, pissed themselves laughing and asked the desk Sgt ‘what’s she done now?’

There was another Detective Constable stationed at Bangor Police Station when Tim was there – I never saw him with Tim, but Tim knew who he was, because Tim and the others used to take the piss out of him and call him ‘The Little Fat Man’ – who boasted to me that he and other officers were shagging a nightmare of a girl called Donna Morgan, who moved into my house as a lodger, caused havoc, bounced a cheque for £500 on me, stole everything of value in the house and accused one of the neighbours of sexually harassing her. Donna left me a note telling me not to go to the police because her two friends would give evidence that she had not stolen anything (!) and they would say that I was mad and dangerous as well. I called the police, they subsequently admitted that they knew where Donna was, that she was ‘in hiding from a former boyfriend’ and they would do nothing at all about the matter. The former boyfriend was a man called Hogan, a criminal from Llandudno. Donna threatened me with him as well, but not knowing gangsters in Llandudno the name meant nothing to me.

Donna had grown up in care and unlike most people in that situation, Donna was a good friend of her social worker (in Conwy) and mentioned how supportive she was and Donna only had to ask and she’d help. After I began this blog I was told that Donna was yet another present from the Gang. See previous posts.

After the police refused to act re Donna, I took her to the small claims court. I won and the court issued an order for me to serve on her. So I went to the creche in Bangor University, where I knew that Donna would go to pick up her son, to give her the order. Fran Tate, the Students’ Welfare Officer, ordered the security men to throw me out on the grounds that I was that Dangerous Woman who was Harassing Donna. So I showed the security men the order from the court and poor old Fran instead just had to contact Donna and warn her that I was at the creche so don’t turn up.

Fran Tate worked/had worked in the CAB – Lucille Hughes has for years been one of the senior managers of the CAB in Wales – and since her retirement Fran is back with the CAB. See previous posts.

After excelling as the Students Welfare Officer, a few years down the line Fran Tate became the manager of Student Services at Bangor University. In that capacity, Fran conducted vindictive personal vendettas against students and staff who had crossed her path. Fran had another go at me just after I finished my PhD at Bangor, years after the Donna Morgan business. While I was waiting for a ‘proper’ academic job/funding for postdoc work, I was offered a job supporting students at Bangor with disabilities. Dear old Fran got to hear that I had been offered the job by Ransted, a fly-by-night agency who someone – probably Fran – had subcontracted to find support staff for disabled students and ensured that my job offer was unlawfully withdrawn, on the grounds that I was a Dangerous Nutter.

Had I been so inclined I could have made representation or even taken legal action on a number of grounds including disability discrimination and breaches of data protection, but I was by then aware of the huge problems that Ransted were causing during the execution of their duties, that the support workers for the disabled students were walking out because of problems caused by Fran Tate and that a number of disabled students themselves had complained about the highly inappropriate clueless woman who was responsible for ‘disabled students support’ at Bangor, Tate’s mate Carolyn Donaldson-Hughes. See ‘Disability Support’.

For many years Fran Tate presided over a shite Student Services who colluded with the Gang as students suffered. I’ve been told that Fran was yet another person who bagged her job as a result of Prof Eric Sunderland’s 1984 Big Jobs Giveaway For All Who Knew About That Girl Who Complained About Gwynne, as discussed in previous posts.

Fran was one of the Get Merfyn Out club when Merfyn Jones became VC in 2004. Fran’s story was that Merfyn’s friend had Done A Fiddle With A Fish Farm In Mid-Wales  (if it wasn’t so nasty, it would be 24 hour laughter with this lot) and ooh she was Going To Get Merfyn Out. I don’t know which one of Merfyn’s friends had Done A Fiddle With A Fish Farm, whether it was the Philanderer, or the Drunken Groper, or one of Merfyn’s other unsavoury mates. Who knows? Only Fran, friend of a gang of paedophiles and the Royal Lobotomist.

I’ll have two Old Prunes to follow that please, Fran.

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And a Bitter Lemon to drink. I’ll order that from Miranda’s pal Two Jags Prezza.

Perhaps a Boiled Ham for the weekend?

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With a Big Wobbly Blancmange for dessert?

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Prezza’s family came from Prestatyn and he lived there until he was four years old . In the mid-1960s, Prezza was at Ruskin College while Matt Arnold, who later became Head of Bryn Estyn, worked as a part-time tutor there. Peter Howarth, who was given a job at Bryn Estyn by Arnold months after Arnold was appointed Head, was one of Arnold’s students at Ruskin. Arnold and Howarth formed a close friendship, worked at Axwell Park Approved School in Gateshead together and in 1972 relocated to Bryn Estyn and seriously expanded the party in north Wales. Prezza was the President of the Ruskin Students’ Union, he will have noticed Arnold and Howarth. See post ‘A Study In Tyranny’.

Prezza subsequently did a degree at Hull University, one of the institutions who’s staff facilitated/concealed the Yorkshire ring that morphed into the ring in the North East. Prezza was selected as the Labour candidate for Hull as a result of his knowledge re that ring in some way.

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Prezza served as the MP for Hull East, 1970-2010, as the ring expanded and as scores of future politicians and academics passed through Hull University who Found Out while they were there and built their careers on reassuring everyone that they Knew Nuzzing. See previous posts.

Meet David Hanson MP, Miranda’s former PPS:

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David has been the MP for Delyn in north Wales since 1992, after a career Helping People in eg. Scope and addiction organisations. David and his wife Margaret were both Councillors in Cheshire when Dafydd’s Gang operated in Cheshire as well as in north Wales. David’s wife Margaret doubled up as a senior social worker for children and families for Cheshire County Council. Margaret has worked for a trade union and was Chief Exec of Age Concern for North East Wales. In Jan 2014, Margaret was appointed Vice-Chairman of the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, after the Gang had forced Merfyn out as Chairman. Margaret has also served as a Councillor in north Wales and Chairs the North Wales Health and Housing Coalition, which ‘aims to reduce health inequalities’.

Margaret is currently researching for a PhD at Chester University, exploring ‘how older men understand and experience the creation of health and wellbeing’. Margaret has been Vice-Chairman of the Betsi Board in the aftermath of the Tawel Fan Scandal at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd, the biggest neglect/abuse scandal of the elderly mentally ill that there has ever been in the UK; many of those who were abused (and died) as a result of Tawel Fan were men. No member of staff was disciplined, except for the Angel who blew the whistle, who was sacked and struck off; staff named in the scandal refused to co-operate with the subsequent investigations and the inquests have still not been held on the eight people who died. Although a further 88 deaths have now been referred to the Coroner re Tawel Fan. See previous posts…

Meet Margaret, the Expert In Older Men’s Health Care:

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Margaret Hanson

In 1997 and 1999, Margaret stood as the unsuccessful Labour candidate in Eddisbury. Eddisbury is a seat that can only be won if one is a paedophiles’ friend – it is just down the road from the family seat of the Duke of Westminster – so all candidates for all parties usually have a sound track record in this area. See previous posts.

Eddisbury is currently held by this blog’s old friend Antoinette Sandbach, for the Tories. Antoinette who’s family are big landowners in north Wales, who’s dad Ian Mackeson-Sandbach was the most high ranking Freemason in north Wales and who’s gran Geraldine Sandbach held numerous roles in which she carried out Good Works, including as the President of the Denbigh branch of the Royal College of Midwives.

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Antoinette left north Wales when she was a teenager and showed little interest in the region, pursuing a career as a Criminal Barrister in London. She felt the call of the family estate just after I began publishing about the mental health services in north Wales and returned home. After a brief stint working in the office of David Jones MP, the Tory MP for Clwyd West (see ‘The Right Honourable David Jones MP’) – David formerly shared a solicitor’s practice with Elwyn Jones, the Bangor solicitor who was Of The Gang and assisted in the fleecing and framing of Patient F as discussed in previous posts and comments – Antoinette suddenly found herself on the Tory list of candidates for AMs. Bugger me, she was elected months later and in the Senedd before you could say ‘Reinforcements are being called in because Sally Baker is known to be planning a book’.  After a stint as the AM for north Wales, Antoinette defected to the Westminster seat of Eddisbury. I don’t know whether that is because a Daughter Of The Gang was desperately needed in Eddisbury or indeed Westminster, or whether the rich, spoiled Antoinette found life in north Wales and the Assembly not grand enough for her.

The Sandbach family were slave traders. I think that they still might be.

For more info on Margaret Hanson and the Sandbachs, see previous posts. David Hanson in particular features in ‘The Most Dangerous Man In The World – Part II’.

 

Like David Hanson, Tom Watson is also a Hull University graduate who was active in the Hull University Labour Club:

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Tom has been the Labour MP for West Bromwich East since 2001. Read about Tom in previous posts. Tom, remember that time when Brown had to rescue you from a furious man who wanted to do you physical damage as a result of something unscrupulous that you had done and you were most grateful to Brown because he found a safe room and hid you until Mr Ready To Kill With His Bare Hands had left the premises? Is the problem sorted yet?

 

One day in 1990, Sgt Tim Evans turned up at my house in Llanllechid to ‘speak to’ me. I wasn’t arrested, it was yet another conversation re ‘We’ve had another complaint from them about you, can you give me your version of events?’ During the conversation, Tim asked ‘Can you afford all of these fines? You must be on a tight budget?’ At the time I was still working at St George’s Hospital Medical School, so although I did have an income, I was paying rent in London on a shared house and the mortgage on my place in Llanllechid, where I stayed whenever possible because I hated London so much.

I think Tim’s question was prompted by him noticing that I didn’t have much furniture and certainly not the usual things that many people take for granted eg. a couch costing two thousand quid, a load of gear in the kitchen such as washing machine, dishwasher etc. While it is true that I couldn’t have afforded that, I wouldn’t have purchased those things anyway. People lived in quarryman’s cottages like mine for generations without packing them full of consumer durables and I knew that a lot of my neighbours had only acquired those things by buying them all on HP, which Brown and I always saw as a way of keeping people yoked to capitalist society and would stop them ever leaving jobs or beginning a new way of life should they ever feel like it. They’re hooked: the bills will be coming in for years; of course they can stop paying but then they’ll lose the materialist goodies that they have come to over-value and believe that they cannot do without.

I prioritised a house in a rural area with a garden, rather than expensive crap that I didn’t need, but a lot of people didn’t seem to realise that, including Tim.

Shortly after Tim turned up at my house and inquired about my financial position, he turned up again after yet another silly complaint about me. At that point I challenged Tim re the constant silly complaints that he and his colleagues knew had no substance. Tim replied by saying ‘Tony Francis has written to the Chief Constable and complained about me, saying that I’m not taking his complaints seriously – you won’t be able to stop me from being sacked will you?’

I was obliged to accompany Tim down to Bangor Police Station, where Tim interviewed me but did not arrest or charge me.

David Owen was the Chief Constable of North Wales when Tony Francis wrote to him, naming Tim Evans and complaining that the Top Docs’ complaints about me were not being ‘taken seriously’. I was told that Francis wrote the letter after Tim had a conversation with the Top Docs and reminded them ‘She has rights as well, we can’t keep arresting her when she hasn’t committed a crime’.

The North Wales Police were rightly given a kicking over their complete failure to investigate the complaints of the kids in care for decades. However that letter to the Chief Constable about Tim Evans after Tim simply dared remind the Top Docs that I had rights, confirmed my belief that the Top Docs were the biggest problem. Their arrogance, their loud squealing if ever they were challenged, their expectation that they would tell that plod what to do and that plod would bloody well do it, was extraordinary.

Brown observed that in north Wales, the Top Docs used the police as their own private army. Sgt Evans had entertained their idiocy for a long time, had indeed interviewed me on every occasion requested after laughable complaints had been made and after he simply stated that they couldn’t arrest me when I simply had not committed any crime, a furious letter was written to the Chief Constable, complaining about Tim Evans. Sgt Evans had not broken any law and I very much doubt that it could have been argued that re the Top Docs’ complaints, he had neglected his duties. So the Chief Constable ordered him to harass a member of the public on the orders of a Top Doc or he’d find himself in trouble.

Documents in my possession demonstrate that when Francis wrote to the Chief Constable and complained about Tim Evans, the BMA and the MDU were giving Francis and his colleagues free advice on how to refuse to investigate my complaints, unlawfully refuse me all NHS treatment and have me arrested for offences that they knew there was no evidence that I had committed. The MDU lawyers and Andrew Park, the crooked Welsh Office lawyer, both wrote letters to Tony and Sadie Francis observing that one problem was that there was absolutely no evidence to back up the florid allegations being made about me. Park’s solution was that a ‘dossier’ should be compiled of ‘the total’ of my ‘activities’, the said dossier relying upon the statements of staff who had been told by Park to lie in the statements that made up the dossier… See previous posts.

The Top Docs in north Wales were worse than the police, far worse.

David Owen refused to co-operate with the North Wales Police 1991-93 investigation into a possible paedophile ring in north Wales/Cheshire. The Home Secretary -Kenneth Baker and then Ken Clarke – refused to intervene. So hundreds of files were not handed over to the ‘investigating officers’ and the files that were handed over were not sorted, so much time and effort had to be spent doing that and every other obstacle possible was put in the way as well.

The irony was that Ken Clarke had a very poor relationship with the police when he was Home Secretary. His autobiography describes his anger at what he perceived was his personal police officers’ unwarranted intrusion into his personal space as it were, how they never left him alone even when there was no security issue and how it became obvious to Ken that they were snooping and trailing him, listening to his private conversations etc. See post ‘Running The Country – And All That Jazz’.

Well Ken, those officers had quite a lot to worry about at the time re north Wales, but you knew that, you had served in the Dept of Health by then and your war with the BMA resulted in stalemate because they reminded you that you were colluding with the same very serious criminality as they were.

Ken managed to interfere in my own life and the lives of people known to be supportive of me to an impressive extent. See eg. ‘Jennifer’s Diary’. This was considerably assisted by me working in a research team led by Prof Vincent Marks, the brother of the BMA Chairman Dr John Marks when Ken was at war with John Marks while the BMA – usually in the form of A.H. Chadwick aka Tony Chadwick – provided the Top Docs of north Wales with ‘advice’. See previous posts…

 

I spent much time trying to find info about Chief Constable David Owen when I first began this blog, but he had been erased from the internet. So imagine how pleased I was when Owen died and the Tributes to him appeared, providing info.

24 Jan 2017, The Daily Post:

A former North Wales Police chief constable has died at his home in Llandudno. David Owen CBE, 85, died surrounded by his family following a long illness. Mr Owen, who was born in Betws y Coed in 1931, was the son of a police sergeant.

Could it have been an ancestor of David Owen who was The Missing Link?

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Perhaps Prof Dawkins can tell us, Dawkins having been educated at Oundle, that favourite school for so many of the grander Gang families and who hit the big time as a Public Intellectual when Dafydd was the subject of so much bad PR re Mary Wynch and then me! See post ‘So Absolutely Sane, Clear, Quick, Intelligent and Safe…’.

Dawkins’ volume ‘The Blind Watchmaker’ really consolidated his reputation. It was published in 1986, the year that the Gang killed my friend and housemate Anne Vernon, a PhD student in the Dept of Zoology at UCNW. For details of zoologists with a direct link to Dafydd, via Sir Cyril Clarke of Liverpool University, Top Doc, amateur zoologist and research fraudster, see ‘A Trail Of Blood’. Some of the academics at UCNW knew Dawkins and his mates.

During his time as a police officer, he served in the Metropolitan Police, in Merseyside and in Dorset.

David Owen will have known the crooks in the Met who were colluding with Dafydd and Gwynne’s Gang as long ago as the 1960s, under Commissioner Joe Simpson (a former Oundle boy), as discussed in previous posts. More importantly re the 1991-93 investigation, David Owen will have known those who were protecting Prof Ollie Brooke of St George’s Hospital Medical School and the London crowd of Top Docs, who were working in partnership with Dafydd and Gwynne. See eg. ‘Oliver!’, ‘Oliver’s Army’ and ‘Too Many Pills’.

Liverpool was run by Dafydd’s Gang anyway and Rob Evans, one of the Gang’s senior members in Gwynedd Social Services, had worked as a Team Leader for Dorset Social Services. See post eg. ‘I Know Nuzzing…’

Then there was the security services plant Paddy Pantsdown who decided that he would give up the good life in Geneva and move to the West Country shortly after the business with Mr Thrope, because what Paddy really wanted to be was the Liberal MP for Yeovil.

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Before Paddy bagged his dream job, he was a youth worker for Dorset County Council…

Deputy Chief Constable Gareth Pritchard said: “David Owen was a highly respected man within the force, nationally and in the community of North Wales. He had a varied career, serving with

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the Metropolitan Police, Lincolnshire Police and the Merseyside and Dorset forces, before coming home to North Wales.

He was also appointed President of the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) in 1990.

“David will be remembered for his strong and effective leadership, and I know from personal experience that he left a positive and lasting impression on all those who served with him.

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“On behalf of North Wales Police, I wish extend our condolences to his wife Patricia, daughter Gail and sons Philip and Mark. Our thoughts and prayers are with them. The family have asked me to thank the many members of the public who expressed their good wishes to him and to them throughout his recent illness.”

Can I have my NDA please Patricia? I’m sure that the old bastard left a tidy sum. If I’d done what he did, I’d expect to be paid millions.

Former North Wales Police chief constable David Owen CBE who died on January 24 2017

Police Authority Chairman Tudor Hughes (seated) with Chief Constable David Owen on April 29 1989 (right):

Police authority chairman Tudor Hughes (seated) with chief constable David Owen on April 29 1989 (right)

Any information on Tudor Hughes gratefully accepted! Leave a message on the blog or e mail me…

Like everyone else doing everything that they could to ensure that a gang of sex offenders remained in business, David Owen Wanted To Get To The Bottom Of Things, as reported in the Indie,

DAVID OWEN, Chief Constable of North Wales, has backed calls for a public inquiry following a police investigation into allegations of child abuse at children’s homes in North Wales. The investigation, one of the biggest child abuse investigations in Britain, saw 22 police officers making inquiries at 46 children’s homes in Clwyd and 17 in Gwynedd. The homes were under the supervision of social services departments. Mr Owen said an inquiry was necessary to ‘closely examine the areas of responsibility at both political and professional levels’. His move surprised many people in North Wales, as he had rejected earlier advice that an outside police force should be brought in to oversee his own officers’ investigation.

The advice, from Donald Elliott, HM Inspector of Constabulary, was aimed at dispelling local disquiet about the objectivity of the police investigation. Allegations had been made against one serving and two former police officers, but a decision was taken not to prosecute, reportedly because of insufficient evidence.

The Welsh Office has already promised a full public inquiry into the scandal, which has been described as ‘the biggest failure to protect children in British history’.

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Peter Morrison was seen driving away from Bryn Estyn with a child in his car. Morrison was Thatcher’s friend and political aide/Minister.
In Dec 1984, Thatch had her History-Making Meeting with Gorby:

 

The Crown Prosecution Service said all files in the case had been considered and advice given. A spokeswoman said trials were pending against four people. Two people have already been convicted on charges resulting from the investigation. One person was acquitted.

Days before David Owen Wanted To Get To The Bottom Of Things in 1993, I had been found guilty by Bangor Magistrates Court of ‘staring at Jackie Brandt in Safeways’, thus causing her ‘alarm and distress’ and I had to part with £60. Brandt’s statement to the police had claimed that I had sworn and screamed at her and she feared imminent violent assault. Under cross-examination in Court, Brandt repeated this allegation, then admitted that I had not actually spoken to her in Safeways, but I had ‘stared’ at her. Brandt then started crying.

No of course nothing at all was said about Brandt’s perjury, only about F and I laughing when she began crying. Oh we were cruel! No wonder I had to cough up £60 for having looked at Jackie. Who had by that time, unlawfully detained me in a psych ward at Ysbyty Gwynedd (see eg. ‘Sex, Lies and No Democracy’), refused to answer any questions at all about that matter, then perjured herself in two separate High Court cases against me in the hope of having me imprisoned, as discussed in eg. ‘The Bitterest Pill’.

Although we were given a bollocking for Laughing At Jackie and Not Taking That Case Seriously by Hergest Unit staff, Sadie Francis wrote a letter to a third party stating that after being found guilty, I had ‘stormed out of the Court swearing’.

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In Sept or Oct 1993, I wrote to Michael Mansfield QC about the abuse of the law by Gwynedd Social Services. MM wrote me a one-line reply. I have been told that on receiving my letter, MM rang the alarm bells loudly and the word was sent out to Radical Committed Lawyers not to take a case for me against the Gang under any circumstances. It was the price that the Fearless Ones had to pay for the continued assistance of the Top Docs re their other cases in terms of Expert Opinions etc. MM and his colleague who shared Took’s Court Chambers with him at the time, St Helena, are members of Gray’s Inn, as was William Mars-Jones.

The Killing Season: Carter Blake Book 1 (Carter Blake Series) by [Cross, Mason]

 

Paddy French’s blog – Paddy is an investigative journo who has made TV documentaries and publishes the online investigative magazine ‘Rebecca’ – contains much info about the North Wales Child Abuse Scandal that has never appeared in the mainstream media. Paddy French has done a great deal of digging re the role played by Freemasonry in particular. Here’s an example from Paddy’s blog:

THE NORTH WALES Province of freemasonry is a completely closed book.

It refuses to give out copies of its yearbook and these come into the public domain only occasionally. In 1995 a copy came into the hands of journalist Mark Brittain who was Editor of the North Wales Weekly News at the time. He quickly spotted a lodge called Custodes Pacis which was formed in 1983.

MARK BRITTAIN The editor of a local newspaper when a copy of the North Wales provincial yearbook came into his possession. He quickly spotted a police lodge ... The editor of a local newspaper when a copy of the North Wales provincial yearbook came into his possession. He identified a police lodge but found the chief constable unwilling to admit it existed.  Photo: Rebecca Television

He was told many members of Custodes Pacis — it’s Latin for Keepers of the Peace — were serving or retired police officers.

Police lodges are not uncommon. Perhaps the best known is London’s Manor of St James which at one point contained many senior officers of the Metropolitan Police.

In 1995 Brittain wrote to the recently appointed Chief Constable of North Wales, Michael Argent, and asked him for an interview. In his letter, he also asked if the new chief was aware of the lodge. Argent wrote back to agree to an interview but told the journalist he could find no evidence of a police lodge. When Brittain met Argent he told him he had evidence of the lodge’s existence and, after the meeting, sent him the lodge entry from the 1995-96 yearbook. Argent wrote back in April. He now admitted that the lodge list “did indeed contain names known to me and my colleagues although in each case they were retired from the force — in some instances for quite a considerable period.”

Brittain wrote back to ask if he was sure that there were no serving officers. In May 1995 Argent replied and said that further enquiries had been undertaken. “I am reliably informed,” he wrote, “that whilst, as I have suggested to you in my earlier letter, it consists mainly of retired police officers — certainly up to superintendent level — there are only four currently serving officers. Three are identified as constables and the fourth is either a constable or at most a sergeant.”

Brittain says Michael Argent’s story changed three times during this correspondence. The man who was chief constable when Custodes Pacis was set up in 1983 was David Owen. When he gave evidence to the Tribunal, he did not mention the existence of the lodge…

We wrote to David Owen to ask him why he didn’t tell the Tribunal about the lodge. He rang back to say he didn’t want to answer questions.

In September 1997, during the North Wales Child Abuse Tribunal hearings, Brittain wrote to the North Wales police authority, which is responsible for the non-policing aspects of the force. The then clerk to the authority, Leon Gibson, wrote back to say that the information about the membership of Custodes Pacis had come from an unnamed lodge member. Gibson added that if the Chief Constable “remembers correctly, there were five, one sergeant and four constables.”

Gibson was also the chief executive of Anglesey County Council at this time. He declined to answer our email asking if he was a mason.

THE BARRISTER who represented North Wales Police at the Tribunal was Andrew Moran, QC. In his opening address, he made it clear that the force felt masonry was an irrelevance. He listed many of the senior policemen who had played a role in the child abuse investigations and said, “I am instructed to add, irrelevant though it should be, that none … is a Freemason.” He added: “Where then, please, we ask is the masonic influence? Freemason[s] at the top of the North Wales Police? There are none … Mason-free zone, we would say.”

In this opening address, he did an unusual thing. He said none of these people “is” a freemason and did not add the usual rider “or has been” when dealing with masonic membership. He therefore left open the question of whether any of these senior officers had ever been masons.

The Report of the Tribunal reported this statement with slightly different but highly significant wording: “At the outset of the Inquiry Counsel for the North Wales Police stated, on the instructions of the Chief Constable, that none of the current or former senior officers from Assistant Chief Constable upwards during the period under review had been a freemason and that the same was true of the relevant Detective Chief Superintendents and Detective Superintendent Ackerley.”

(Ackerley was the Superintendent who headed the major child abuse police inquiry between 1991 and 1993.)

We wrote to Sir Ronald Waterhouse about how the word “is” had changed into “had been.” He never answered the question. During the public hearings of the Tribunal freemasonry was little discussed, as its report makes clear…

Just a few observations. While Mark Brittain’s efforts are appreciated, the ‘North Wales Weekly News’ was just one of the local papers who failed to report any of the abuses of the Gang. Journos sat in Court week after week – I used to see them there – and watched people framed. Reporting was not objective. There were slurs and smears published about defendants and without fail the views of the bent professionals were prioritised in the local press. Lies were published about Dafydd’s status, his experience, even his job title, as well as about other local big wigs.

I have in my documents copies of messages and letters from local journos that were sent to Dafydd and his colleagues after I had written to or phoned newspapers about the Gang. My medical records also contained clippings of things that local papers had published about F and me; even reviews of F’s art exhibitions and letters that we’d written to the press on matters unrelated to the Gang.

As for Leon Gibson, the Chief Exec of Anglesey, being a Mason or not, it wouldn’t have mattered if he wasn’t. The criminal wrongdoing was so serious and it stretched back so many years that virtually everyone was tied into it. The few who weren’t were just terrified.

Leon Gibson served as a Director of a number of companies. He was born in Jan 1944 and was a solicitor. Companies House has the following information on Leon:

Company Appointments – Current and Previous

CompanyName Company Status Role Appointed Appointment Status Assets in latest accounts
ELY (FLATS) LIMITED Active Director 2012-08-10 UNTIL 2014-06-24 RESIGNED
YMDDIRIEDOLAETH GOFALWYR GOGLEDD CYMRU – GWASANAETHAU GOFAL CROESFFYRDD CARERS TRUST NORTH WALES – CROSSROADS CARE SERVICES Active Director 2007-04-25 UNTIL 2014-11-26 RESIGNED
HOSPICE AT HOME GWYNEDD AND ANGLESEY Active Director 1992-10-21 UNTIL 1998-05-08 RESIGNED

Freemasonry undoubtedly was one of the glues that held the Gang and its mycelia together, but it was much more complex than that. The Freemasonry element however is a good example of the enormous degree of nepotism and cronyism that exemplified the problem. The problem was essentially caused by institutional corruption in professional and public life and the thing that made the structure so bomb-proof was the involvement of the medical establishment.

Not all of those involved were child abusers themselves, but they were weak spineless people who could not stand up against wrongdoing in the way that they all claimed to do so ‘if we ever see anything’. I encountered plenty of colluders who would never have been near a Masonic lodge – if only because they were women who were barred from membership anyway – but their loyalty was to the Gang for numerous other reasons…

One effect of the extensive discussion with regard to the role that bent old coppers who were/are Masons played in the North Wales Child Abuse Scandal is that it completely deflected attention away from the Nice Lady Doctors who were often major players. Or indeed the legions of Wimmin’s and Children’s Champs at the centre of the criminality.

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Those To Whom Our Hearts Went Out:

More than a few of this crowd were involved:

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They don’t look like Masons to me…

 

David Owen was given a good send off:

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Despite David Owen being as obstructive as possible during the 1991-93 police investigation, hundreds of complaints were made about the abuse of kids in care in north Wales, many of them about the Ty’r Felin children’s home in Bangor. A file was sent to the CPS, but the DPP did not mount one prosecution re Ty’r Felin and only four prosecutions re other institutions. They were far too busy prosecuting me for Staring at Jackie Brandt in Safeways (discussed in detail in previous posts).

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See eg. ‘A Future Leader Of The Labour Party?’ and ‘The Mrs Mills Experience’ for further info on the DPP concerned…

See eg. post ‘Accidents Happen’ for info on David Mills, Mrs Mills’s brother-in-law, most well-known for being convicted of accepting a bribe from Silvio Berlusconi and wriggling out of the prison sentence on a technicality.

See posts ‘The London Connection’, Tower Hamlets, Paul Boateng and Tessa Jowell’ and ‘Baroness Tessa Jowell – A Tribute’ for info on Tessa Jowell, Mrs Mills’s sister-in-law…

Then there’s Little Nell, a good friend of this crew… See ‘So Absolutely Sane, Clear, Quick, Intelligent and Safe…’ for specific examples of the exchange of child abusers between Islington and north Wales.

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After I began this blog, I received an e mail informing me that Tim Evans and WPC Jo Bott were questioned during the 1991-93 investigation and replied ‘no comment’ to every question.

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WPC Jo Bott was the Child Protection Officer for Gwynedd. Bott played a key role in ignoring F’s concerns in early 1993 re two child abusers. Bott admitted to F and me that they were known abusers but it had been decided that ‘a case conference wasn’t necessary’ – one of those involved was reported by someone else for attempting to abuse kids again just weeks later, but still no action was taken against him. The reason why F had raised concerns was that his young baby had been placed with the family containing these two men by Gwynedd Social Services after they had made fallacious allegations about F ‘being a risk’.

I later found out that in return for those false allegations, the accusers had been offered two properties in a location of their choice by the North Wales Housing Association without having to do anything as bothersome such as putting their names on a waiting list. It was Gwynedd County Councillor Dafydd Orwig (a retired lecturer from the Normal College in Bangor) who arranged that reward; Jo Bott just had to tell F that although he wasn’t Lying, no-one was going to act on his concerns, that he would never be given access to his baby, although perhaps I would like to apply for access to the baby. I made it clear that particular suggestion was ludicrous and insulting and at that point Jo left the house telling me to ‘leave them alone’ (the family of predators). I had not communicated with them in any way since F was obliged to leave his baby in their care, although I had paid off numerous bills of theirs that they had run up in F’s name, using his personal data. See previous posts for further details, including the collusion of every GP in Bethesda, the Hergest Unit and a few other ne’er do wells who were bribed in various ways to make fallacious allegations about F.

Just before the Waterhouse Inquiry opened, a young man, Martin, who had lodged with the predators himself and witnessed the setting up of F, was found dead in the road near Bethesda. Martin was the single dad of a little girl, to whom Jo Bott had tried to prevent him having access. Jo believed that the little girl was best placed with the same family of predators as F’s baby, although the little girl had been violently assaulted and physically injured within weeks of her birth while in the care of the predators. The person who inflicted the injuries was told by Gwynedd Social Services that she could keep the baby – Martin had applied for custody on the basis that the baby wasn’t safe with the predators – if she just turned up for the custody hearing. Fortunately for the baby she didn’t bother to turn up for the hearing, so Martin was granted custody. After Martin died, his mum and dad brought his little girl up.

The employee of Gwynedd Social Services responsible for ‘Children’s Services’ at the time was Lucille Hughes’s henchman, Gethin Evans. Gethin stars in previous posts; as well as being a leading light in Dwyfor District Council (Dwyfor is an area of Gwynedd, on the Llyn Peninsula), Gethin was an enthusiastic member of the Bangor Quakers. As was Dr Paul Nickson, one of the GPs in Bethesda, who was on board with the conspiracy re F and the baby.

In ‘Sex, Lies and No Democracy’ I discussed how there was a bit of bother after the publication of the Waterhouse Report, when it was realised that Gethin, Who Was So Culpable For So Many Years re the organised abuse in north Wales, had in 1995 been appointed Director of Social Services for Ceredigion. When I wrote that post, all I thought of was Gethin knowing that there would soon be an Inquiry, so he got out quickly; although I did raise the question of WHO appointed Gethin as Director of Social Services in Ceredigion. I have only just twigged that Martin’s death may be the reason why Gethin scarpered. Or did Martin have to die to ensure that Gethin would be OK in his new job? It has also been suggested to me that Martin was a witness to the Gang’s activities in my direction and if I was to be successfully fitted up and sent to live in Broadmoor with Mr Savile, as was the Cunning Plan during 1994-96, Martin would need to be disposed of.

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St Helena knew about the Gang, she knew about St George’s and she knew about Jimmy Savile and what he was doing to patients in Broadmoor, because St Helena Helped Wimmin in Broadmoor throughout the 1980s and 1990s. See posts ‘Eve Was Framed – As Were A Lot Of Other People’ and ‘Close Your Eyes And Make A WISH’. Previous posts have discussed Marilyn, the Big Boss of the ‘Independent Advocacy Association’ in Gwynedd, who colluded 100% with the Gang and refused to support patients making serious complaints, bagging a job as a Wimmin’s Advocate at Broadmoor in the 1990s. Marilyn was given that job after she had a breakdown. Not that it was unreasonable of Marilyn to have had a breakdown; Marilyn’s partner, an Empowered Service User herself, committed suicide.

The Gang ate each other as well as other people.

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I can absolutely understand why readers might have difficulty believing that this madness was ever allowed to begin, yet allowed to continue for decades…

I have been told that it was believed that a bonus to Marilyn being in that role at Broadmoor was that when I turned up as a patient there, the Wimmin’s Advocate would be ready and waiting to Help if I complained…

 

Tim Evans had lived opposite Mary Wynch in Caernarfon; that will have been before 1979, when Dafydd had Mary wrongly arrested and imprisoned. Tim knew Mary Wynch, he told me so in 1989. We discussed her illegal imprisonment at the hands of Dafydd.

I’m fairly sure that Tim Evans began his career with the North Wales Police; he had certainly been with them a while by 1989. So Tim will have served as a younger officer and been mentored by the endemically corrupt senior officers who worked under the equally corrupt Chief Constable of North Wales, 1974-82, Sir Philip Myers. Meyers grew up in Denbighshire and went to Grove Park School at Wrexham, along with so many of the future local big wigs who concealed the criminality of the Gang and of course was Of The Gang himself. Myers was a very serious problem, a problem that was made much worse when he was appointed as one of Her Maj’s Inspectors of Constabulary in 1982, serving until 1993. Myers was a Freemason and was networked with corrupt senior officers across mainland Britain and in N Ireland.

Myers was an Old Fashioned Bent Cop who managed to hit the headlines regularly. He was known to have bagged the Top Job in north Wales policing by ensuring that Carlo wasn’t blown sky high during the Investiture in 1969. As any fule kno, there were people arrested by the police and detained before Carlo’s big moment, on the grounds that they were Extremists who might blow Carlo up.

One of them was deemed Insane by Dafydd and banged up in the North Wales Hospital Denbigh. So it was only logical that Dafydd then became good mates with him and in the 1990s when Dafydd was a permanent feature on Welsh TV, receiving much free PR re his work with Those Drug Addicts That Only Dafydd Can Help, this man falsely represented himself as a Minister of Religion and appeared on TV, wearing a dog collar, calling himself ‘Rev’, telling the world of Dafydd’s Good Works. The Rev was also given access to all areas of the Hergest Unit, where he gained confidential information re named patients and he showed up at AA in Bangor as well.

After the Rev died, his daughter qualified as a social worker at Coleg Menai in Bangor, despite a series of worrying events when she was a student which included her: claiming to be a close friend of various famous people when she wasn’t; arriving at the Hergest Unit on a number of occasions in the company of confused elderly men, demanding that they be sectioned ‘because they are suffering from schizophrenia because of the sheep dip’; and ringing the police, telling them that she was a qualified social worker and ordering them to arrest a woman whom she saw shopping in Bangor shouting at her children. The police flagged up their concerns re this student to Coleg Menai and two tutors at Coleg Menai had already expressed their concern re her suitability to qualify. The student subsequently qualified on the grounds that she was bilingual, the external examiner maintaining that there was such a shortage of Welsh speaking social workers that this student should qualify.

I saw examples of that student’s work; she was virtually illiterate in both Welsh and English, so I’m not sure that the Language argument held water in that case. I suspect that another factor was at work.

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In 1982, even Quintin Hogg aka Lord Hailsham, then Lord Chancellor, one of the Gang’s friends in High Places as were/are most of the extended Hogg family (see previous posts), had to level severe criticism at Myers, after Myers had dismissed a probationary officer, Michael Evans, in the wake of an extraordinarily vindictive campaign – which was a result of mistaken identity anyway – against Evans, culminating in Myers declaring Michael to be a ‘hippy’. Such were the bizarre nature of events that Myers dogs were part of the row and ‘allegations’ were made about Michael Evans’s wife. I can imagine what went on, it is all very much the Gang’s methodology. ‘He kicked my dogs, I saw him do that and that wife of his is having an affair with his own brother, ooh I’ve heard she’s on the game you know, they’re a load of bloody hippies’.

Exactly the same allegations were made about me and it’s all so silly and so nuts that one’s immediate response is to roll around laughing at the very active imaginations of this gang of old paedophiles, but unfortunately their nonsense resulted in wrongful imprisonments and suicides.

Top Cop Myers really made his name when he starred in the John Stalker Affair. Stalker, the Deputy Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police,  was asked by John Hermon of the RUC to investigate the shooting dead of six IRA suspects by the RUC – some of whom were unarmed – in 1982. Stalker opened his Inquiry in May 1984.

It has only just been brought to my attention re Stalker that in May 1984, I was sitting my finals at UCNW, having complained about Gwynne and caused ructions of which I had until recently been unaware. I just remember being threatened by Dr D.G.E. Wood and Angel Liz Stables, Gwynne’s partners in crime at the Student Health Centre. I had no idea that I had by then been given a transfusion of infected blood at the C&A Hospital, Bangor, following my complaint about Gwynne (see previous posts and comments after post ‘We Shall Remember Them: Clever Hans’), but the Cunning Plan backfired and I did not develop Hep B or HIV. As Peter Cook said in his spoof of the biased judge who presided over the trial of Mr Thrope re Andrew Newton ‘the so-called hitman’, the Gang ‘can’t even carry out a simple murder plot without cocking the whole thing up’.

Sir Charles Evans, the Principal of UCNW, a former neurosurgeon and a mate of Gwynne’s, Dafydd’s and the murderous surgeons at the C&A Hospital (they transferred to Ysbyty Gwynedd and other hospitals in north Wales when the C&A closed down later in 1984), retired shortly after my encounter with Gwynne and was succeeded by Prof Eric Sunderland. Evans was due to stand down anyway and had been at war with the Gwerin for years (see post ‘Meet The Gwerin!’), but I have only recently been told that Sunderland per se arrived at UCNW in response to Brown and me refusing to withdraw our complaint about Gwynne.

Charles Evans and Eric Sunderland both knew the Chief Constables of North Wales. Gwynedd had few big wigs of that stature and the few that there were knew each other well and hobnobbed. Lord Kenyon, the President of UCNW, 1947-82, was a member of the North Wales Police Authority, as well as many other things, including the Chairman of Clwyd Health Authority, 1974-78 and the highest ranking Freemason in north Wales.

Eric Sunderland was specifically sought out as a long-standing but well-camouflaged Gang member, who originated in Carmarthenshire, studied at Aberystwyth and UCL and then spent virtually his entire career at Durham University, in the heart of the big ring in the North East that had for years been working in partnership with Dafydd and Gwynne. Sunderland held a very senior role at Durham University and was no doubt a useful Gang member, but the Don in the North East ring was Gwynne’s mate Lord John Walton, the Bastard of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, who ruled over Durham and Newcastle Universities as well as the city of Newcastle. Walton knew Sir Charles Evans as well, Walton being a neurosurgeon, neurologist and psychiatrist. I am virtually 100% certain that with such a combination of ‘specialities’ and being of the vintage that he was, John Walton will have done a bit of lobotomising in his time.

John Walton was President of the BMA, 1980-82 (immediately after Mary Wynch was released from the North Wales Hospital) and President of the GMC, 1982-89. That was why the GMC flatly refused to investigate my complaint about Gwynne, which I made in 1984, just before Sunderland was appointed Principal of UNCW. The GMC did what Sunderland did a few weeks later; wrote me a polite, soothing letter, saying that they were sorry to hear of my ‘disappointment’ with Gwynne but they were unable to take action in this case because of the small print dictating what they could and couldn’t do.

John Walton’s entry for Viz magazine’s ‘Insincere Smiles’ competition:

Walton was still President of the GMC when I made further complaints about Dafydd and other Perjurers I Have Known over the following years. No investigation, yet alone action, in any of the cases.

In June 1983, Miranda had been elected as the Labour MP for Sedgefield. Miranda was helped in bagging the nomination for that safe seat by Ernest Armstrong, Labour MP for North West Durham, 1964-87. Ernest had spent years before he was elected to the Commons as a Sunderland Borough Councillor and he was also Chairman of the Education Committee in Sunderland Borough Council. As a Councillor and an MP, Ernest concealed the ring in the North East, including the role played by Matt Arnold and Peter Howarth when they worked at Axwell Park Approved School, Gateshead, before they both relocated to Bryn Estyn in 1972. See post ‘The Most Dangerous Man In The World – Part III’.

Arnold and Howarth were followed to north Wales by other Gang members, including Dr Neil Davies and Prof Bob Woods. See ‘The Newcastle-upon-Tyne Connection’. Previous posts have discussed how numerous kids in care in the North East were sent to children’s homes in north Wales. Brian Roycroft, the Director of Newcastle Social Services recommended the homes in north Wales to his fellow Directors of Social Services in the North East. Roycroft’s own parents had been houseparents in the big NCH group of children’s homes in Frodsham, Cheshire, when Gwynne had been in his younger day. See post ‘He Was Looking At I In A Funny Way…’.

Colin Smart, the one-time Director of Sunderland Social Services, blew the whistle on the huge ring in operation in the region and was forced out of his job and personally ruined. See previous posts.

Dr Neil Davies was a psychiatrist at the North Wales Hospital Denbigh and my medical records contain detailed notes made by an Angel, Wendy Gough Hughes, who told Neil Davies that I was being held illegally as a result of a ‘deal’ struck between Dafydd and Superintendent Roberts at Bangor Police Station and she didn’t want anything to do with this. Neil told Wendy that it wasn’t her breaking the law, it was Dafydd, Supt Roberts and him (Neil had interviewed me hours previously and admitted to Wendy that he had not found me ‘sectionable’ and I was indeed being held illegally) and all Wendy had to do was to refuse to release me from the locked ward.

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Wendy Gough Hughes subsequently left Denbigh and worked in Manchester in a senior position in mental health. She died suddenly and unexpectedly, in early middle age, in the summer of 2002, in the care of Ysbyty Glan Clwyd, just after I was forced out of my teaching job at Hillgrove School by the Gang (I taught Wendy’s two children there, but they had no idea that I knew her), as discussed in eg. ‘Thought For The Day’ and just before the Gang perjured themselves which resulted in me being charged with ‘threats to kill’.

The case circulated around the Courts for nearly two years, until the charges were withdrawn on the first day of the trial. Huw Daniel, the corrupt presiding judge, went apeshit when he was told that the charges had been withdrawn; I gained the distinct impression that old Huw was certain that the jury would return a guilty verdict and he’d be sentencing me to a lengthy prison term. Indeed, Alun Davies, then the manager of the Hergest Unit, the man whom I was alleged to have threatened to kill, had told me and a lot of other people that I would be going to prison for seven years. The eight Angels and police officer who had all lied in their statements and turned up at the Court to perjure themselves filed out of the door in silence.

There was no investigation. Not even into how Alun Davies managed to ring the police in 2002 and tell them that his life was in immediate danger from me when he was sitting in a meeting with Sister Hutt’s officials in the Welsh Gov’t and I was sectioned, in a locked ward in the Hergest Unit in Ysbyty Gwynedd hundreds of miles away.

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Shortly after Huw Daniel covered himself in glory in that Court case, Brenda appointed him Lord Lieutenant of Gwynedd; he succeeded Eric Sunderland in the role. Here’s Huw with a Lucky Prize Winner:

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I now have in my possession an e mail written by Patricia Gaskell – who was at the time that I was arrested for ‘threatening to kill Alun Davies’ the solicitor for Ysbyty Gwynedd – and sent to a number of senior staff at Ysbyty Gwynedd asking for ‘more nurses down to the police station to make complaints about [me] please’.

Gaskell had failed to investigate my complaint that four Angels in the Hergest Unit had assaulted and injured me. Gaskell told me that her hands were tied because the four were denying it and there was four of them and one of me. I now have copies of letters that Gaskell wrote to the four telling them that they did not have to answer any questions about the matter or meet me when a professional mediator was called in by Ysbyty Gwynedd and indeed paid for by the North West Wales NHS Trust. The mediator stated that the situation was ‘unmediable’ as a result of the staffs refusal to communicate with me.

After the mediation imploded, the CEO of the North Wales NHS Trust, Keith Thomson, wrote my lawyers and I a letter saying that I had now been classed as a ‘vexatious complainant’ under NHS guidelines and no complaint of mine would ever be investigated again. Not that any were before…

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Some three years ago, I gained documentary evidence of unlawful amendments that were made to the PNC soon after the charges of ‘threats to kill’ were withdrawn. The PNC had been unlawfully accessed and amended to show a record of me pleading guilty to ‘violent disorder’ in front of Huw Daniel at Caernarfon Crown Court. I have never been charged with violent disorder at any time. I wrote to the Legal Dept of the North Wales Police about this a number of times. I have heard nothing back, beyond the first acknowledgement and then another communication saying that they are dealing with it…

By 2003, Patricia Gaskell had resigned as the Ysbyty Gwynedd solicitor and had been appointed as the Manager of the Welsh Risk Pool, the body established by the Welsh Gov’t that authorises the compensation payments to people who have successfully sued the NHS and ‘is responsible for the promotion of good risk management practice.’

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Gaskell’s senior colleague at the Welsh Risk Pool, the CEO, was Gren Kershaw. Kershaw had previously been for many years the CEO of the Conwy and Denbighshire NHS Trust and it’s successor, the North East Wales NHS Trust. In that capacity, Kershaw was ultimately responsible for Ysbyty Glan Clwyd, including when Wendy Gough Hughes died there. After Denbigh closed down, Dr Neil Davies worked at the Ablett Unit at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd.

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Gren arrived in north Wales in 1983; he had previously been an NHS manager in Leeds.

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Dee Jones aka Dee Gray, with whom I shared an open plan office when I was doing my PhD was a mate of Gren and was working with Gren and Gaskell on a joint NHS/Bangor University project re risk management in the NHS. Dee was an Angel from Liverpool who as a student nearly succeeded in killing a patient. Not that it mattered, it was ‘dealt with’ and Dee qualified. She later completed a law degree at Liverpool Poly and went on to describe herself in grandiose terms. Dee was sacked from successive jobs but bagged others by reminding people of the wrongdoing that she knew of in the NHS.

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When Dee shared an office with me she really hit the jackpot. She found out about the constant arrests – they were openly discussed – and one day she was in the office when I was showing my PhD supervisor (with whom I had become very friendly, him being incredibly supportive in the face of the NHS-insanity) a copy of a letter written by Alun Davies some years earlier that my lawyer had just acquired. Davies had explained that I had agreed to see Tony Francis once more and everyone was pleased about this because if Gwynedd Health Authority were seen to be taking a ‘caring attitude’ towards me, the chances of a conviction ‘when we next bring a prosecution against her’ will be much greater. The letter had been CC’d to a number of Top Docs and senior managers.

My PhD supervisor was leafing through that as well as other documents obtained by my lawyer and was saying that he could barely believe what he was seeing, this was a ‘criminal conspiracy of huge dimensions’, ‘criminal negligence’ and that the security services must have been involved with this. Dee heard John read Davies’s letter out in gobsmacked tones and she called across the office ‘Alun Davies should be pilloried in the bloody press for this’. Then Dee found out that Keith Thomson had resigned as CEO hours after my lawyer obtained the documents. I found out that Dee immediately paid a visit to a few friends in the NHS, to a few union reps etc and a Cunning Plan was hatched. Dee’s risk management project was, as everyone knew, falling apart because of the complete inability of the senior ‘project team’ to work with each other or complete the simplest tasks,

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so Dee sued Bangor University, naming my PhD supervisor – who was also Dee’s line manager – as being responsible for this, for ‘failing to provide adequate management’.

I presume that no-one mentioned that on every occasion when John did try to advise Dee, she screamed and swore at him and told him that he knew nothing about NHS risk management. We worked in an open plan office, we all witnessed it, but none of us were ever asked about this. Neither I expect did anyone mention that after Brown and I began appearing in the media discussing the mental health services, Dee yelled at me that my complaints about the NHS were ‘damaging’ her career. Or that Dee asked me to plant fallacious damaging stories about Merfyn in the media.

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Or that Dee hurled abuse at her two PhD students whom she was completely unable to supervise (Dee did not have a PhD herself or a record of work of equivalent standing) and another member of staff in the office observed ‘It’s NHS culture isn’t it, that lot are nurses’.

Far from me damaging her career, Dee did really well out of me. She and a corrupt UCU trade union rep cooked up the Cunning Plan and Dee sued Bangor University, walked away with a huge amount of money, a senior job with Public Health Wales and an offer to complete a PhD at Bangor. Without doing any further work, Dee then acquired the PhD. Dee was of course sacked from Public Health Wales after a short while – the usual problems, hurling insults and screaming at colleagues, buggering up everything she touched etc – and set up an Executive Coaching agency, employing her daughter, who had by then completed a degree in Fine Art, as a Consultant. The Executive Coaching Agency – Gray’s – has flogged its services to the BMA, the GMC, to NHS organisations and County Councils all over Wales and a few in England as well. Dee also provided Training on Transformational Change to the Top Doctors of north Wales. Dee was given many thousands of pounds for this, as I found out via a few FoI requests.

Readers who know nothing of matters NHS in north Wales might find this difficult to believe, but it really is true that all one has to do to extract dosh out of the NHS is to utter the phrase ‘I know what they did to Sally Baker and I’ve been passed copies of the stolen documents as well.’ After doing this, one will be effectively asked how much money one wants to shut up.

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One of the few people who hasn’t made a penny out of What Happened To Sally Baker is me. My PhD supervisor and his wife didn’t do too well either, they were both forced out of their jobs at Bangor University after I successfully completed my PhD and Merfyn’s wife was killed by the Top Docs (see eg. posts ‘Murder In Samarkand’ and ‘And Death Shall Have No Dominion’), so Nerys and Merfyn paid a high price. Aside from that, the sound of loud troughing can still be heard across north Wales and Mark Drakeford continues to fill the trough whenever a few more pigs turn up to join the party.

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For more Dee Jones aka Dr Dee Gray laffs, see post ‘Little Shop Of Horrors’.

See also previous posts for info on Gren, who, along with Mrs Kershaw, also ran a Management Consultancy and flogged their ‘expertise’ to the NHS in north Wales.

Prof Bob Woods, another émigré from Lord John Walton’s empire in Newcastle, arrived in north Wales to take up a senior academic post in the Dept of Psychology at UCNW. Bob Woods has also been responsible for running the Clinical Psychology training at Bangor for many years. Bob’s students undertook placements at Denbigh until the institution closed down.

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Bob Woods is one of the UK’s foremost Experts on Old Age Psychiatry.

Above image from 2 July 2015: Launching ‘Join Dementia Research’ were Professor Bob Woods, Chris Roberts, who lives with dementia; Prof Mark Drakeford; Vice-Chancellor Prof John G Hughes and Prof Jo Rycroft-Malone of the School of Healthcare Sciences. A nationwide online and telephone service that helps people to take part in dementia research studies launches in Wales today. Join Dementia Research promises to accelerate the pace of dementia research in Wales by allowing people with and without dementia to register their interest in studies, and helping researchers find the right participants at the right time.

Mark Drakeford, Welsh Minister for Health and Social Services will make the announcement during a visit to the Wales Dementia Services Development Centre (DSDC) at Bangor University.

Professor Drakeford said: Welsh universities and health boards are collaborating in world-class dementia research and I hope that by working with people living with dementia and other volunteers, we can gain a better understanding of this condition. 

In 2012, the Tawel Fan Scandal, the biggest Old Age Psychiatry abuse scandal that the UK has ever experienced, blew up on Tawel Fan Ward at the Ablett Unit. There have been two investigations so far, with which staff at the Ablett refused to co-operate. No-one has been disciplined, although Nicola Kingston, the Angel who blew the whistle on the Tawel Fan Scandal, was sacked, struck off the register and received death threats. See previous posts.

Margaret Hanson

A Proud Legacy:

Drakeford: Bob Woods has, over 30 years, received millions of funding in his capacity as a Dementia Expert. The result was Tawel Fan. Most middle aged ladies living in most villages in north Wales could have told Bob that elderly people with untreated fractures being left to crawl naked on the floor, which was covered in faeces and urine, does not constitute adequate Care. That was what was filmed, undercover, on Tawel Fan Ward.

Jo Rycroft-Malone was a member of the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board when Tawel Fan blew up and Jo remained a member of the Board as no staff were disciplined and refused to co-operate with the investigations. See previous posts for details of former Angel Jo’s rigged research, racist bullying of overseas students and numerous conflicts of interest.

Drakeford was the Health Minister when Tawel Fan kicked off and he is now the FM.

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Two weeks ago, the inquests on the deaths of eight patients who died as a result of Tawel Fan were opened and immediately adjourned. Another 88 deaths have been referred to the Coroner.

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In 1987, one of Bob Woods’ former clinical psychology students told me that Dafydd had sexually harassed her, that his sexual abuse of female patients was openly discussed and that Denbigh was so horrific that ‘everyone just gets out of there as soon as they can’.

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Prof Bob is also a lay preacher.

The person who told me this had Trained at Denbigh and Bangor with Bob and was at that time working as a clin psy at Great Ormond Street. I had that conversation when everyone in the NHS knew what Jimmy Savile was doing, but nothing had appeared in the media about it. See previous posts for the names of people who worked at Great Ormond Street who were facilitating organised abuse…

Jim Callaghan was the Home Secretary when he did everything possible to support Westminster Molester George Thomas’s best mate Leo Abse’s efforts to redesign the legislation re kids in care in the late 1960s. Jim’s wife Audrey Callaghan was on board as well. As a result, the Houghton Committee was established, comprised of stooges. The Committee received Expert Advice from Dafydd’s mates and recommended new legislation which became the Children Act 1975, once Grocer Heath had lost power and Harold Wilson was back in as PM .

Audrey had facilitated organised abuse when she sat on the London County Council and served as a Governor of Great Ormond Street, including for many years Chairman of the Governors. Audrey played a key role in fund-raising for GOSH and when he became PM, Sunny Jim used his position to assist with the fund-raising…

See eg. ‘Cry, The Beloved Country’ for further details.

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In 1974 as soon as Harold Wilson became PM, Leo Abse was raring to go, so Dr Death sped through Parliament the Leo-inspired and Dafydd’s mates-designed Children Act by offering the use of his Private Member’s Bill, as discussed in previous posts. The Children Act 1975 was the legislation used to send hundreds and hundreds of kids into the embrace of John Allen, Dafydd and Gwynne and linked rings…

It was in 1974 that the new Local Authorities came into being after a local gov’t reorganisation. As with every bit of new legislation re the Social Services Depts (eg. that resulting from the Seebohm Committee, as discussed in previous posts), the reorganisation resulted in new Local Authorities being governed and managed by exactly the same old crooks who had failed so dismally to run the previous Local Authorities, but the new structures made the lives of those old crooks easier, gave them more power and made them even less accountable.

Reading the backgrounds of the people who were systematically appointed to the Parliamentary Committees that drove all this through as well as the backgrounds of their ‘advisers’ is surreal. There was not one of them who was not colluding 100% with organised abuse. All of the ‘interested’ politicians and advisers had a track record of running or advising on welfare services that had neglected and abused patients. It was why nothing ever changed for the victims, no matter how much money was handed over To Improve and Develop Services or how the language used to discuss the victims differed.

There is a reason why kids in care are still being grossly neglected and abused and why poor people reap far less benefit from health services than professional people do. In Victorian times we had paupers and old bags selling 12 year olds as virgins to posh men who wanted to have sex with young girls. Today we have ‘hard to reach families’ and CSA. Someone really needs to ask some penetrating questions about why these problems are so entrenched and stubbornly refuse to go away. It is not because of the Genes Of Poor People…

1974 also saw the newly created North Wales Police, formed from the merger of the pre-existing north Wales forces. Philip Myers was the first Chief Constable of the North Wales Police, having previously been Chief Constable of Gwynedd and Deputy Chief Constable of Gwynedd before that.

The 1974 reorganisations that completely poisoned an already toxic well were the result of Grocer Heath’s Gov’t. I haven’t had time to research the matter as much as I’d like yet, but it wasn’t accidental.

There were people in the Grocer’s administration who carefully planned some very inexcusable things and many of those who were there eg. Maurice Macmillan and Anthony Barber, had, like the Grocer himself and of course Thatch, been around in the Macmillan/Douglas Home era, where there was seriously bad behaviour that never became public because the toffs absolutely ruled over the plebs. See previous posts.

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The three comedians pictured above who performed the famous ‘Three British Social Classes’ sketch were part of the crowd who later became rich n famous and hung out with those in the highest echelons who were facilitating or at least colluding with the Gang. Their peer who excelled in that field was of course David Paradine Frost. In some people’s view Frost was a Serious Journo and he was renowned for his celeb wives and friends

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and indeed his celeb interviews.

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Frost died ‘from a heart problem’ on a cruise ship on 31 Aug 2013 just as it was too far to get Frost back to Southampton for urgent care, while Operation Pallial was apprehending a clutch of elderly bottom-feeding abusers who had formerly worked in children’s homes in north Wales and while Theresa May was carefully rigging the Macur Review of the Waterhouse Inquiry.

In July 2015, Frost’s son Miles, aged 31, died when out jogging, according to Top Docs from the same ‘undiagnosed genetic defect that caused a heart problem’ as his dad.

I stated that David Frost was viewed as a serious journo by ‘some’ people. I never thought of Frost as being a serious journo, partly because he was such a toady to the rich and powerful, partly because I have been an Eye reader for years so had read much piss-taking of David Paradine Frost, but mostly because David Paradine Frost did ‘Through The Keyhole’.

In 1994, just before Dafydd planted the brick that I threw through his glass door at 2 am and the police and the MDU obligingly confirmed this for the High Court in Liverpool in Nov 1994 – although by then they all had known for months that not only had I not thrown the brick, but I could not have thrown the brick because I was known to have been in Bethesda at the time – F and I had a joke at Dafydd’s expense.

F and I had hired a car (we didn’t own one at the time) to spend a weekend going to the beaches, mountains etc on Anglesey and in Gwynedd that are inaccessible by public transport. At one point, F took a photo of me standing at the bottom of Dafydd’s drive, pointing up to his house at the top of the hill and when we got home, we incorporated the photo into a poster with ‘Though The Keyhole – Who Lives In A House Like This?’ written across the top. Then we took the poster into the Hergest Unit and put it up on the wall for the benefit of the other Empowered Service Users. It was greatly appreciated, until the staff saw it and what a fuss there was. Tony Francis ordered the Seizing of the poster and it was secreted in the Angels’ office and we never saw it again…

I have mentioned that the Angels etc had little knowledge of my family’s links to the Tory Party, including to Tory politicians who were still in Cabinet, in the Lords etc, but the security services knew about it…

Previous posts eg. ‘Upper Class Twit Of The Year – Shooting Themselves’ discussed the friendship between one of the Somerset contingent who knew some of what was happening to me at the hands of the Gang and David Kirke, a member of the Oxford Dangerous Sports Club. Kirke was friends with Graham Chapman of Monty Python. Graham who sexually abused underaged boys throughout his adult life, Graham who had trained as a Top Doc with Dafydd’s mates at Bart’s, when Lord Snowdon’s dad, barrister Ronald Armstrong-Jones, was a Governor of Bart’s. Graham who was a regular in Snowdonia because he was a keen climber. Graham who was interviewed by the police re his relationship with a 14 year old boy who had run away from home in Liverpool, so simply did a How Very Dare You and reminded the plod that he was a Top Doc and watched the plod flee. Graham who only ever practiced as a Top Doc for a few months but made damn sure that he stayed on good terms with the crowd at Bart’s until he died… Graham who knew them all at the C&A Hospital in Bangor…

Lord Snowdon’s granddad Robert Armstrong-Jones was a Top Doctor who grew up in Caernarfonshire, went to school in north Wales, studied at UCNW, then trained at Bart’s and worked as a psychiatrist in London. Armstrong-Jones kept his country house near Caernarfon and Lord Snowdon used to stay there even in adult life, with Ma’am Darling and the kids…

Snowdon’s close mate was Prof Roger Gilliatt, a neurologist who knew Gwynne and Lord John Walton. Gilliatt’s dad, Sir William Gilliatt, was the Royal Doc who delivered Carlo and Princess Ann. William Gilliatt taught Gwynne when Gwynne was training at the Middlesex Hospital. Roger Gilliatt trained at the Middlesex as well, but I think he was just a few years younger than Gwynne.

Gilliatt, Snowdon and Mr Thrope were all good pals.

BTW, take a look at the CV of Dr Baba M. Aji, the Walton Centre neurologist who also does stints at Ysbyty Gwynedd and Ysbyty Glan Clwyd. Dr Aji trained at the National Hospital for Neurology, Queen’s Square, London.

Roger Gilliatt ran the National Hospital for Neurology at Queen’s Square for years; it wasn’t up to much at Queen’s Square, but gosh once Lord Snowdon’s mate was given a senior job there, no-one dared criticise Queen’s Square… See previous posts.

Merfyn’s wife Nerys died when the Docs at the Walton Centre ‘could no nothing for her’…

My post ‘And Death Shall Have No Dominion’ discussed how Lord Snowdon – who spent his entire life in Belgravia except for those visits to the family seat near Caernarfon, where at least sometimes Snowdon took advantage of services provided by Gwynne and Dafydd – after he died, was buried at the church by the sea at Llanfaglan. Nerys was buried there a few years previously, so if Merfyn wanted to visit her grave, he had Lord fucking Snowdon to step over to get there…

See previous posts for details re the Gilliatts, the Armstrong-Joneses and the Royal connections to the Middlesex Hospital, of which the Earl of Athlone (the brother-in-law of King George V) was the Chairman…

 

Graham Chapman and Frostie were both part of the Footlights crowd and knew each other…

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At the time of his death, Frost was married to Carina, the daughter of this man:

The Duke of Norfolk
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Portrait by Allan Warren
Earl Marshal
In office
31 January 1975 – 24 June 2002
Monarch Elizabeth II
Preceded by The 16th Duke of Norfolk
Succeeded by The 18th Duke of Norfolk
Personal details
Born
Miles Francis Fitzalan-Howard

(1915-07-21)21 July 1915
49 Eaton Place, London, England

Died 24 June 2002(2002-06-24) (aged 86)
Bacres House, Hambleden, Buckinghamshire, England
Resting place Fitzalan Chapel, Arundel Castle, West Sussex
Citizenship British
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s)
Anne Constable-Maxwell
(m. 1927; died 2013)
Children 5, including:

Parents
Alma mater Christ Church, Oxford
Profession Soldier
Military service
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Branch/service  British Army
Years of service 1936–67
Rank Major General
Commands Director of Service Intelligence
Director of Management and Support Intelligence
1st Armoured Division
Battles/wars Second World War
Awards Companion of the Order of the Bath
Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Military Cross
Miles Francis Stapleton Fitzalan-Howard, 17th Duke of Norfolk, (21 July 1915-24 June 2002) was the eldest son of Bernard Fitzalan-Howard, 3rd Baron Howard of Glossop, and his wife Mona Stapleton, 11th Baroness Beaumont.

Educated at Ampleforth College and Christ Church, Oxford, Miles Fitzalan-Howard was commissioned into the Territorial Army on 3 July 1936 and was subsequently commissioned in the Grenadier Guards on 27 August 1937. Fitzalan-Howard was promoted to Lt Col on 28 February 1955. He was appointed Chief of the British mission to the Soviet forces in Germany in 1957 and received a promotion to Colonel on 24 April 1958.

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In 1961, Miles Fitzalan-Howard was appointed Commander of the 70th Brigade (King’s African Rifles and the Kenya Regiment), just before Kenyan independence. Miles thus arrived shortly after the Mau Mau uprising and will have been one of those who remained in deep denial re the unacceptability of the response to the Mau Mau uprising which continued to have ramifications even until the 1999 claims for compensation of those who had been tortured. I have discussed the Mau Mau uprising in an earlier post, but here’s a reminder of some of the highlights:

In order to fight the Mau Mau insurgency during the conflict, British troops suspended civil liberties in Kenya. In response to the rebellion, many Kikuyu were forcibly relocated. Between 320,000-450,000 of them were moved into concentration camps. Most of the remainder – more than a million – were held in “enclosed villages”. Although some were Mau Mau guerrillas, most were victims of collective punishment that colonial authorities imposed on large areas of the country. Hundreds of thousands suffered beatings and  sexual assaults during “screenings” intended to extract information about the Mau Mau threat. Later, prisoners suffered even worse mistreatment in an attempt to force them to renounce their allegiance to the insurgency and to obey commands. Significant numbers were murdered. Prisoners were questioned with the help of “slicing off ears, boring holes in eardrums, flogging until death, pouring paraffin over suspects who were then set alight, and burning eardrums with lit cigarettes”. Castration by British troops and denying access to medical aid to the detainees were also widespread and common. Among the detainees who suffered severe mistreatment was Hussein Onyango Obama, the grandfather of Barack Obama, According to his widow, British soldiers forced pins into his fingernails and buttocks and squeezed his testicles between metal rods and two others were castrated.

The historian Robert Edgerton describes the methods used during the emergency: “If a question was not answered to the interrogator’s satisfaction, the subject was beaten and kicked. If that did not lead to the desired confession, and it rarely did, more force was applied. Electric shock was widely used, and so was fire. Women were choked and held under water; gun barrels, beer bottles, and even knives were thrust into their vaginas. Men had beer bottles thrust up their rectums, were dragged behind Land Rovers, whipped, burned and bayoneted… Some police officers did not bother with more time-consuming forms of torture; they simply shot any suspect who refused to answer, then told the next suspect, to dig his own grave. When the grave was finished, the man was asked if he would now be willing to talk.”

One settler’s description of British interrogation: We knew the slow method of torture [at the Mau Mau Investigation Center] was worse than anything we could do. Special Branch there had a way of slowly electrocuting a Kuke—they’d rough up one for days. Once I went personally to drop off one gang member who needed special treatment. I stayed for a few hours to help the boys out, softening him up. Things got a little out of hand. By the time I cut his balls off, he had no ears, and his eyeball, the right one, I think, was hanging out of its socket. Too bad, he died before we got much out of him.

In June 1957, Eric Griffith-Jones, the Attorney General of the British administration in Kenya, wrote to the Governor of Kenya Evelyn Baring, 1st Baron Howick of Glendale, detailing the way the regime of abuse at the colony’s detention camps was being subtly altered. He said that the mistreatment of the detainees is “distressingly reminiscent of conditions in Nazi Germany or Communist Russia”. Despite this, he said that in order for abuse to remain legal, Mau Mau suspects must be beaten mainly on their upper body, “vulnerable parts of the body should not be struck, particularly the spleen, liver or kidneys”, and it was important that “those who administer violence … should remain collected, balanced and dispassionate”. He also reminded the Governor that “If we are going to sin”, he wrote, “we must sin quietly.”

This went on under the British Gov’t that concealed the crimes of Gwynne and, with the support of the security services, identified Dafydd as a suitable person to train up to assist and then succeed Gwynne at the North Wales Hospital Denbigh.

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The only people who weren’t obliged to sin quietly were Dafydd and Gwynne. The ran a sex abuse gang with added Class A drugs, everyone in responsibility knew exactly what they were doing and in every case it was the witnesses who were silenced by whatever means was needed. This remained the strategy years after I encountered Gwynne.

Dr Dafydd Alun Jones

Show Us You Care Ma’am! Let’s have an explanation…

‘Never complain and explain.’ I can certainly see why the Royal Motto included the ‘never explain’ bit, but you have been complaining, you’ve been bellyaching away like there’s no tomorrow, Ooh of course Prince Andrew has never met Jeffrey Epstein, How Very Dare You and Harry and Meghan did the ‘We could all do a little more’ line when they were asked why they’d flown to a climate change and sustainability conference in a private jet; I’ve certainly never flown in a private jet, so I think it is actually Harry who Could Do A Little More rather than everyone else.

William, having Opened His Heart about his Mental Health Problems after his mum went into a tunnel at high speed, Praised the Boys at RAF Valley and the Life Saving Guys at Ysbyty Gwynedd and has now Spoken Out about racist abuse in football. This is the William who’s brother Harry ‘We Could All Do A little More’ Sussex called a fellow officer ‘My little Paki friend’ when he was in the Army, knowing that his mum would have been Proud of him (what for Harry, laying the land mines that she campaigned against?). The William who in 2005 dressed up as a Black Savage for a fancy dress party. Hey Wills, how about donning the same outfit for Mugabe’s funeral, I’m sure that your dad’s pal Fatty Soames will need Royal Representation at that particular event…

William dressed up as a Black Savage, but it was Harry’s outfit for the evening that hit the headlines:

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I do realise that you were just two young people getting pissed and being a bit dim and lame you’ll have just popped into an over-priced shop and chosen your outfits, but your family’s recent history leaves you in no position at all to bang on to the nation about the Serious Crisis in Mental Health or any of the other Causes that are Close To Your Hearts. Your father ruined my career when I was young, as well as the careers of some of my friends, simply because I complained about a lobotomist who was providing services for, among others, your Uncle Snowdon. Your father was also friends with Jimmy Savile, although the PM and no doubt the Royal Family did know that Savile was a prolific sex offender AND your Marvellous great-grandmother’s Loyal Retainer Backdoor Billy was running a rent boy ring. The brother of your grandmother’s Woman-of-the Bedchamber was molesting kids in care in north Wales…

William, Kate and Peter Morrison’s sister, Dame Mary:

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This photo was published last year by the Daily Express, alongside an article in which it was explained that Brenda was SHOCKED to hear that the molester’s sister had fallen and broken her ankle…

Please just shut up Princes, you are in no position to Open Your Hearts in order to cling on to your privileges and power, which you have grossly misused, as has your extended family.

 

Promoted to Brigadier on 1 January 1963, Miles became General Officer Commanding 1st Division on 5 November 1963. He was conformed in the substantive rank of Major-General in February 1964, retroactive to 5 November and with seniority from 10 April 1963.

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Dafydd will remember the time when he was pompousing away to F and repeated ‘You lied, you lied’, only to be told by F ‘I lied, you murdered’. It was a salient point wasn’t it Dafydd?

After relinquishing his command on 5 November 1965, Miles became Director of Management and Support Intelligence at the MoD on 6 January 1966. Appointed a Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB) in Brenda’s 1966 Birthday Honours, Miles was appointed Director of Service Intelligence at the Ministry of Defence on 29 July 1966. He relinquished this appointment on 18 September 1967 and retired the same day, after 31 years of service.

What could have been the reason for Miles’s appointment to such a senior role, followed by a rapid and total exit? I’ll remind readers of a few matters that might be important.

Vice Admiral Sir Norman Egbert Denning, (19 November 1904-27 December 1979) was a Royal Naval and Intelligence Officer at the Admiralty and Defence Intelligence Staff who served as Director of Naval Planning, 1945-56, Director of Naval Intelligence, 1960-64 and Deputy Chief of the Defence Staff for Intelligence, 1964-65. Sir Norman was the brother of Lord Denning, then the Master of the Rolls, who conducted an investigation in the wake of the Profumo Affair that was widely perceived to have been a rather inadequate whitewash, which was published in Oct 1963.

Bill Astor died on 7 March 1966 in the Bahamas; it was ‘his heart’. Bechod. In the wake of Profumo, but before Bill died, Bill’s wife Bronwen Astor was scapegoated by the Astors, denounced as a Welsh slapper and kicked out of Cliveden. Bronwen was the daughter of Sir Alun Pugh, a judge who had grown up in Carmarthenshire. The family home was in Hampstead, but Bronwen went to boarding school in Dolgellau. The family of Ioan Bowen Rees – who as a middle aged solicitor became CEO of Gwynedd County Council and reigned over Peak Paedophilia – lived in Dolgellau; Ioan’s father was a teacher at Dolgellau Grammar School. There was one year in difference between Ioan and Bronwen in age. Ioan’s mum and dad were both graduates of UCNW. Ioan’s dad had been President of the Students’ Union when he had been at UCNW. See previous posts.

Dorothy Macmillan died on 21 May 1966, 20 years before her husband. It was ‘her heart’. Bechod.

It was widely known among the right people that Dorothy and Harold Hadn’t Done It for years and that Dorothy was having a great time with a range of other men, including Lord Bob Boothby, who, as well as conducting a decades long affair with Dorothy, was enjoying Ugandan discussions with many others, including rent boys and Ronnie Kray. This was known to Sir Joe Simpson, Commissioner of the Met, 1958-68, who failed to go after the Krays for years because of Boothby’s network…

Joe Simpson went to Oundle, Sir Clough’s old school. Joe was at Oundle along with Dafydd and Gwynne’s mate Sir Kenneth Robinson, the MP for St Pancras North, 1949-70, who served as Wilson’s Minister of Health, 1964-68. Robinson, the son of a Top Doc and an Angel, was also President of the National Association of Mental Health (MIND). Robinson worked very hard to keep Gwynne and Dafydd out of trouble as did Richard Crossman who succeeded Robinson at the DHSS. Crossman was contemptuous of Robinson because he thought that Robinson was dim and his methods of concealing Gwynne and Dafydd’s criminality so transparent that everyone was at risk of being caught…

Harriet’s dad Top Doc John Harman was part of the Oundle network and was at Oundle with Simpson, although Harman might have just been a bit too old to have been at Oundle with Robinson. Dafydd’s old pal David Lewis Davies, Dean of the Institute of Psychiatry at the Maudsley when Dafydd Trained there, was at Oundle with Robinson.

Before training as a Top Doc, David Lewis Davies read for a humanities degree at St John’s College, Oxford. Think Gwynne and Dafydd’s friend the corrupt Civil Service mandarin Sir Idwal Pugh, Edward du Cann, Kingsley Amis and John Betjeman. Betjeman was a friend of Harold Wilson’s wife Mary and father of Candida Lycett-Green, the Candida who was one of the founders of ‘Private Eye’ which employed Ronnie Waterhouse as a libel reader… Candida was married to fashion guru for gents Rupert Lycett-Green, who fitted out the 1960s Stars such as Terence Stamp and er the Krays… Candida, at least when older, was a friend of Carlo…

Add a dash of Mr Thrope and the less famous matter of my grandfather going apeshit about Edward du Cann being a crook and my immediate family living in the same village as Lord Denning between 1963 and 1966ish, the constituency Tory MP being Denzil Freeth, 1955-64, until Lord Denning forced Freeth to step down after that business of Denzil The Known Poof Being Arrested And Fined When A Copper Caught Him Outside Drunk In His Undies… Denzil was succeeded as the MP for the constituency by David Mitchell, dad of Andrew, star of Plebgate!

Details of all these Wheels Within Wheels or Flies Around A Corrupt Incestuous Shithouse can be read in previous posts…

Harold Wilson was returned as PM on 31 March 1966, two months before Miles, Frost’s future father-in-law, was appointed as the Director of Service Intelligence at the MoD…

When Harold Wilson became PM in 1964, the Westminster Molester George Thomas was appointed as a junior Minister in the Home Dept, under Home Secretary Woy. In April 1966 George Thomas was appointed Minister of State for Wales, under Secretary of State Cledwyn Hughes aka Lord Cledwyn, the Windbags’ friend. Cledwyn served as the Labour MP for Anglesey, 1951-79. Dafydd’s Community Stronghold was on Anglesey, he carried out his ‘research’ there and during the 1960s, Lucille Hughes was the children’s officer for Anglesey. Cledwyn was fully on board with them…

When Cledwyn was Secretary of State for Wales, it was agreed that Health and Social Services would become the responsibility of the Welsh Office. These powers were transferred in 1968, when George Thomas became Secretary of State for Wales, as discussed in previous posts…

George Thomas was also a member of the Welsh Hospitals Board, the body responsible for managing hospitals in Wales, including the North Wales Hospital, Denbigh. In 1969, when the Ely Hospital Scandal blew up, Richard Crossman engineered a huge damage limitation exercise because not only was the violence and neglect at Ely exposed just as Harold Wilson had agreed to hand over responsibility for Health to the Welsh Office, but George Thomas and the other members of the Welsh Hospital Board had been repeatedly told what was happening at Ely, but had simply ignored it. In their defence, staff at Ely Hospital stated that things were much worse at Denbigh, but no-one was saying a word about that. The Welsh Hospital Board ran Denbigh as well… See previous posts…

There had been a scandal at Denbigh, in 1966. It hit ‘The Times’ and Dafydd was named. Under the guise of ‘community care’, Dafydd had ordered a fleet of coaches to arrive at Denbigh, patients who had been incarcerated for years and who had been destroyed by their Care at the hands of Gwynne and Dafydd were herded onto the coaches – they had not been told that this was going to happen and neither had anyone else – and driven to boarding houses on the north Wales coast, where they were ‘rehoused’. They were found weeks later, starving, destitute, lice ridden. Some of them will have died as well, but that wasn’t admitted. There was a huge row but nothing changed. There was no mention of the victims of sex offenders whom Gwynne was lobotomising or of the huge trafficking ring that he and Dafydd were running.

Gwynne and Dafydd, completely untouchable, thanks to the identity of some of those using their services…

Corrupt Civil Service manda-ring Sir Idwal Pugh  – knew Dafydd n Gwynne, knew George Thomas:

Idwal featured in previous posts eg. ‘The Naked Civil Servants’, but he’s so hideous and such a big player, I’ll highlight that which Idwal brought to the party once more.

Sir Idwal Vaughan Pugh (10 February 1918-21 April 2010) was born in Blaenau Ffestiniog to a quarryman and later bus conductor, and a schoolteacher. He was raised by relatives in the Rhondda and educated at Cowbridge Grammar School, which was where Geoffrey Chamberlain went to school. Cowbridge Grammar School. Geoffrey Chamberlain also went to Cowbridge Grammar School. Idwal progressed onto St John’s College, Oxford – Miranda is a graduate of St John’s Oxford – graduating in 1940, whereupon Idwal joined the British Army.

Pugh served in the Royal Army Service Corps before transferring to the 7th Armoured Division (desert rats), with which he served in  North Africa, Sicily and Italy. He served on the staff of Field Marshal Alexander in Caserta. Pugh was demobilised in 1946.

Pugh joined the Ministry of Civil Aviation as an Assistant Principal in 1946, where he organised supplies and chartered aircraft for the Berlin Airlift. He was also a delegate to the International Civil Aviation Organisation in Montreal. Pugh moved to the Ministry of Transport as Assistant Secretary, where he was put in charge of the Road Transport Division in 1956.

Pugh also spent two years as civil air attache in Washington, D.C. before he was promoted in 1959 to Under-Secretary. Pugh moved to the Ministry of Housing and Local Government in 1961, where he remained until 1969, when he became Deputy Secretary.

In 1969, the year after Molester George Thomas became Welsh Secretary, Pugh was appointed Permanent Secretary of the Welsh Office before moving to the much enlarged Dept of the Env’t in 1971 to serve as Second Permanent Secretary with Secretary of State Peter Walker…

Walker was the Man In The City for Dafydd and Gwynne’s Gang and had first joined the fun in the 1950s as a youthful member of the Tory Party, with Dafydd and Gwynne’s mate Beata Brookes, Lord David Hunt, Thatch and many more… Peter Walker was a friend of Edward du Cann and Walker’s (and du Cann’s) friend and business partner Jim Slater was a pal of Nigel Lawson…

As a result of his deep roots in the Westminster Paedophile Ring’s hub run by Dafydd and Gwynne, Thatch appointed Walker as Energy Secretary in order to use his knowledge of the ring to flatten the NUM in the 1984-85 strike. Walker then became Welsh Secretary…

See eg. ‘Holding The Country To Ransom – Part I’ and ‘Holding The Country To Ransom – Part II’ for further details of Peter Walker. Peter Walker effectively started the hospice movement in the UK, a bandwagon on which the Gang climbed…

When Walker was Energy Secretary, Nicholas Eden, son of former PM Anthony, had been a Minister under him. Nick Eden was HIV+ and died from AIDS on 17 Aug 1985. Nicholas Eden was another of Dafydd and Gwynne’s customers. See previous posts.

In 1976, Pugh was appointed Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman. He was ‘shunned by his former colleagues in Gov’t Depts’ for accepting the role, but obviously not for running a ring procuring kids for a gang of paedophiles.

Not only did Pugh continue to conceal the serious criminality of Gwynne and Dafydd, but he excelled in creative ways of doing so. In March 1978, Pugh ‘modified’ the Ombudsman’s complaints system. Previously, complaints had to be made through a constituent’s MP. Pugh ‘permitted complaints to be made directly to the Ombudsman’s Office. If the complaint was investigable, it would be sent to the relevant MP who would be asked if a full investigation was wanted’.

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Pugh oversaw a small number of rigged complaints to demonstrate how well his Reforms had worked and that Pugh took no nonsense from anyone. In the case of a number of complaints, Dafydd and Gwynne’s mate David Ennals played the role of Mr Bad Guy, there was a pretence that the DPP might even prosecute the officials involved and Ennals ‘was forced to apologise’. Jack Ashley – father-in-law of Andrew Marr – played a major role in a rigged complaint that Pugh ‘investigated’, re children who had incurred brain damage from whooping cough vaccine. Jack Ashley made a public display of maintaining that Pugh should have been more condemnatory of the Gov’t Depts involved. Pugh maintained that ‘parents were being told everything as far as was reasonably possible and that the report could be used to place pressure for compensation for children who suffered brain damage as a result of vaccination’. 

The biggest laugh was Pugh’s exposure of ‘shocking examples of NHS maladministration. A doctor who discharged a 103-year-old patient at 2am on a winter’s night who subsequently died was called inhuman by Pugh. Pugh found that a consultant had acted wrongly when he sterilised a woman who had gone into hospital for an abortion without her knowledge. A woman was found to have been wrongfully admitted to a hospital under the Mental Health Act 1959 and detained for 29 days longer than she should have been. When Pugh reported, the health authority offered just £150 in compensation, a figure the Select Committee increased to £1,000.’

This was just the tip of the iceberg and Pugh knew it. Meanwhile, in the North Wales Hospital Denbigh…

Idwal Pugh stepped down as Parliamentary Ombudsman and Health Service Commissioner on 31 Dec 1978. Just before before Dafydd and the Gang illegally imprisoned Mary Wynch…. The Gang had already had one go at Mary, that’s why she had gone into hiding, but she was discovered…

Sir Idwal: Criminal Top Docs quaked in their boots at the mention of his name.

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Sir Idwal: his Calvinistic Methodism ran through everything that he did and he used to quip that God Spoke Welsh. Then how did Lord Snowdon pray for his requirements from Dafydd and Gwynne, those two making much of their Welsh Nonconformity as well? I’m sure that Lord Snowdon of Belgravia for his whole life didn’t speak Welsh. Ma’am Darling took her Christianity as seriously as Dafydd and Gwynne did, although she was C of E. As any fule kno, Ma’am Darling was laid by Group Captain Peter Townsend and wanted to marry him, but it was explained to Ma’am Darling that she would not be able to Take Holy Communion if she married the Group Cap’n, a divorced man.

Horrified at this prospect, Ma’am Darling hopped into bed with the bisexual drug using Anthony Armstrong-Jones and they announced their engagement on 26 February 1960, the day after the Group Cap’n Announced His Intention To Marry Another. No-one had realised, but Ma’am Darling and Armstrong-Jones had been engaged since Oct 1959, but had Kept It A Secret. See ‘Holding The Country To Ransom – Part II’.

The Group Captain’s Intended was, like Ma’am Darling, decades younger than him. Someone used the word ‘nonce’ to me in relation to the Group Cap’n, but I think this is a little unfair. The subject of his affections weren’t 10 years old, they were teenagers, when he was in his 40s. I think ‘trying his luck’, or ‘predator’ would be a fairer description than ‘nonce’. Having said that, I think that very nearly anyone would have made a better husband than Lord Snowdon, except perhaps Dafydd or Gwynne…

 

LEO ABSE link here – Paul Murphy succeeded Abse’s Parliamentary seat


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Lord Murphy not only knew all about the activities of his predecessor as the MP for Torfaen, Leo Abse (see previous posts), but Murphy, as Secretary of State for Wales took delivery of Ronnie’s Report in Feb 2000 and was delighted to tell the world that there had now been an exhaustive, transparent investigation into the North Wales Child Abuse Scandal that had left no stone unturned and although there were a few cavemen and sheepshaggers in north Wales, there Was Never A VIP Paedophile Ring. Furthermore, Ronnie Waterhouse should know because he was a good mate of most of those who facilitated the VIP paedophile ring for which Ronnie found no evidence.

Lord Murphy made a brief come-back as Welsh Secretary, Jan 2008-June 2009, but for some reason Gordon replaced him with Peter Hain, although no-one ever knew why. What was happening to me just before Murphy had his second go at being Welsh Secretary at the hands of the Gang was so extraordinary that I wrote a very frank letter to Mr Hain, who also had two goes at being Welsh Secretary, telling him in no uncertain terms that I was witnessing serious crime on the part of numerous people, including police officers. No, of course I didn’t receive a reply.

The Lord Hain

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First Minister of Northern Ireland
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Prime Minister Tony Blair
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Geoff Hoon
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Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Wales
In office
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Prime Minister Tony Blair
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Jonathan Evans
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Member of Parliament
for Neath
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Personal details
Born
Peter Gerald Hain

16 February 1950 (age 69)
Nairobi, British Kenya

Political party Liberal (Before 1977)
Labour (1977–present)
Alma mater Queen Mary College, University of London
University of Sussex

Lord Hain and his association with the Gang, particularly via the Anti-Apartheid Movement -of which David Ennals served as President, as did his brother John Ennals (see previous posts) – is discussed in previous posts. Lord Hain, I know that you’d have been killed if you’d stayed in South Africa so you had to agree to Harold Wilson’s terms of living in Britain ie. working for the security services, but if you don’t mind me saying I can think of many ways in which you could have been rather more effective at resisting a gang of murdering paedophiles.

Oh well, never mind I’ve exposed them now, you can go in for your prostate operation and not have to worry that you’ve upset the Top Docs. Although of course if the Op is successful Lord Hain, you’ll be left impotent and doubly incontinent, but they don’t flag that bit up. Or the fact that most men having that Op don’t actually need it.

Let’s book Dafydd and Huw Daniel in for Life Saving Prostate Surgery Now! With North Wales’s Own Dr Chris!

Erectile dysfunction
Other names Impotence

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Cross-section of a flaccid penis
Specialty Urology

Erectile dysfunction (ED): A physical cause can be identified in about 80% of cases. These include cardiovascular disease, diabetes mellitus, neurological problems such as following prostatectomy, hypogonadism and drug side effects. Psychological impotence is where erection or penetration fails due to thoughts or feelings; this is somewhat less frequent, in the order of about 10% of cases. Dafydd Has The Cure in his Sex Therapy Clinics. In psychological impotence, there is a strong response to placebos. So Dafydd was even more unnecessary than he was in every other situation.

There are many treatments, but this is the best known among lay people:

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As ruthlessly marketed by Oily, Lord Murphy’s former political aide, before Oily decided that he was the Future Leader Of The Labour Party. Oily, please tell us what deals were thrashed out between Pfizer and the Top Docs to ensure that sales of Viagra remained buoyant. Which conditions causing impotence were ignored or even induced by Top Docs to flog those little blue pills?

The Medical Superintendent’s Office of Dafydd’s Imagination:

There are obvious reasons why Gwynne and Dafydd’s patients didn’t look like this after all the Help and it wasn’t anything to do with Genes or failing to learn Bible verses in Welsh when they were kids…

See previous posts for info re Oily. Who knows about Ollie Brooke and the paedophiles, Oily could not have worked in a senior capacity for Pfizer and not received the lowdown.

 

In April 2009 Hugh Orde announced he was stepping down as Chief Constable of Northern Ireland to become President of the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO), assuming the position in the following autumn.

Sir Hugh is also the Director of the Police National Assessment Centre.

Hugh also holds a BA in Public Administration from Kent University. As well as the qualification that he picked up from the Royal Agricultural College in Cirencester of course…

Hugh is a member of Common Purpose UK. Common Purpose is associated with Miranda and a great many Common Purpose folk hold positions in the NHS. Hamid Ghodse’s widow Barbara is one such person. Hamid (now deceased) was one of the Top Docs at St George’s/Springfield who was facilitating the large scale dealing and distribution of Class A drugs and he knew about the trafficking ring as well. As a junior doc, Hamid worked with Tony Francis. Common Purpose member Barbara Ghodse holds a senior position at St George’s… See previous posts.

Sir Hugh Orde

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Orde, speaking at the NHS Confederation Conference in 2012.
Born 27 August 1958 (age 61)

Other names Hugh Stephen Roden Orde
Police career
Country United Kingdom
Department Police Service of Northern Ireland
Rank Chief constable
Awards Order of the British Empire, Queen’s Police Medal

Sir Hugh, I am sure that your job is a difficult one, but you’ve been in the police since 1977; something seems to have gone terribly wrong and even more terribly wrong in the NHS…

Hugh attended the Matrix course in West London 1994/95.

In November 2013 Hugh Orde took up the role of Patron of the police charidee the Police Roll of Honour Trust. He joined Stephen House and Bernard Hogan-Howe as joint Patrons.

I know only one person who went to the Royal Agricultural College Cirencester but I used to know him very well… Nigel Fisher, now based in Kent who was the Master of East Kent Foxhounds. Nigel was Group Estates Manager for Robert Brett and Sons. Robert Brett and Sons have interests in quarrying…

Someone is bound to have tapped Nigel for info re me whether Nigel has realised it or not, Carlo et al are involved…

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Meet The Safeguarder:

Lucille Hughes

Meet The Upholder Of Law And Order:

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We Shall Remember Them: Clever Hans

During the early 20 century, there was much public interest in animal intelligence, substantially as a result of Charles Darwin’s recent publications. At the time, a German horse became famous for his ability to perform arithmetic and other intellectual tasks. Clever Hans, as the horse became known, went on tour through Germany (admission to see Hans was free of charge) and wowed the crowds.

Clever Hans was owned by Wilhelm von Osten, a maths teacher, amateur horse trainer and a phrenologist. Clever Hans was said to have been taught to add, subtract, multiply, divide, work with fractions, tell time, keep track of the calendar, differentiate musical tones, and read, spell, and understand German. Von Osten would ask Clever Hans, “If the eighth day of the month comes on a Tuesday, what is the date of the following Friday?” Clever Hans would answer by tapping his hoof eleven times. Questions could be asked both orally and in written form. Clever Hans’s abilities were reported in ‘The New York Times’ in 1904. After von Osten died in 1909, Clever Hans was acquired by several owners. After 1916, there is no record of him and his fate remains unknown, which suggests that he probably ended up in the knacker’s yard for glue.

Wilhelm von Osten and Clever Hans:

As a result of the large amount of public interest in Clever Hans, the German Board of Education appointed a Commission to investigate von Osten’s scientific claims. Philosopher and psychologist Carl Stumpf formed a panel of 13 people, the Hans Commission. This Commission consisted of a veterinarian, a circus manager, a Cavalry officer, a number of school teachers and the Director of the Berlin Zoological Gardens. This Commission concluded in September 1904 that no tricks were involved in Clever Hans’s performance.

The Commission passed their findings to psychologist Oskar Pfungst who famously demonstrated that Clever Hans was not actually performing the mental tasks, but was watching the reactions of his trainer. Pfungst discovered this artifact in the research methodology wherein the horse was responding directly to involuntary cues in the body language of the human trainer, who had the faculties to solve each problem. The trainer was entirely unaware that he was providing such cues. The anomalous artifact has since been referred to as the Clever Hans effect and has continued to be important knowledge in the observer-expectancy effect and later studies in animal cognition. Carl Stumpf was observing the sensational phenomena of the horse, which also added to Stumpf’s impact on phenomenology.

I was reminded of Clever Hans earlier this morning when I heard Dominic Lawson on the ‘Today’ programme talking about the death of Hans Klausing, the Swedish businessman. Dominic mentioned that Hans was Ever So Clever and a Professor and unusually for a Professor, Hans and his wife had a great deal of money. Hans was indeed seriously rich and as Dominic reminded Justin Webb the Radio 4 journo, when Justin mentioned an unfortunate episode involving Hans’s son, some Class A drugs, a dead wife and a suspended prison sentence, we shouldn’t waste time dwelling on that, we should remember that Clever Hans, the inexplicably loaded Professor, gave millions to charidee and who can argue with that.

I have mentioned Dominic previously on the blog. Dominic’s dad Nigel was of course famously Thatch’s Chancellor who oversaw the Big Bang and later fell out with Thatch. What is less widely discussed is that Nigel was the Tory MP for Blaby in Leicestershire, Feb 1974-92, when just about everyone in professional and public life was concealing the sex abuse ring in Leicestershire linked to Dafydd and the Gang. Frank Beck, the Leicestershire social worker who in Nov 1991 was sentenced to five life terms in jail for the abuse of over 100 children in his care, was elected as a Liberal Councillor for Blaby in 1983 and was re-elected in 1987. Beck was under investigation by the police by 1987, as was his friend Greville Janner.

As a young man, Nigel Lawson was a friend of Jim Slater, a dodgy businessman. Lawson was the City editor on the Sunday Torygraph (see ‘Shurely Shome Mishtake’ for details of Bill Deedes, Denis and Thatch’s friend who was Editor of the Torygraph for years, served as in Macmillan’s Gov’t and knew Dafydd, Gwynne and the Gang) and bagged his pal Jim a regular column, ‘Capitalist’, in the 1960s. Jim Slater was a friend and business partner of Peter Walker, the Tory who was the City Link of the Gang and who went back as far as the 1950s with Dafydd, Gwynne, Beata Brookes, David Hunt et al who later thrived under Thatch.

Walker served as Thatch’s Energy Secretary, 1983-87 and was given that role because of his excellent knowledge of the ring and who was involved in the ring order to flatten the NUM and ensure that the Labour Party’s and the Windbag’s support for the NUM was ineffective or non-existent. See posts ‘Holding The Country To Ransom – Part I’ and ‘Holding The Country To Ransom – Part II’. I have been told that Walker was put into that job also because of his access to info re Brown and me; Walker was friends with Edward du Cann, the Tory MP for Taunton, my grandfather’s former enemy, as was Jim Slater…

After his substantial contribution to flattening the NUM and giving south Wales a good kick Lest They Thought Of Doing That Again, Peter Walker served as Secretary of State For Wales, 1987-90.

Nigel Lawson’s daughter Nigella, Dominic’s sister, was, when she was at Oxford University, involved with the Dangerous Sports Club. In 1986/87, the DSC just happened to bump into the Somerset contingent who knew what was happening to me at the hands of the Gang and it was with the DSC that one member of the Somerset contingent established an Extreme Sports Business, which resulted in a number of those partaking of the Extreme Sports sustaining injury, after paying good money to do so. Warnings were ignored and in Nov 2002 a Bulgarian student was killed. A prosecution for manslaughter followed, but thanks to Dame Heather Hallett, the Nice Lady Judge who presided over the trial at Bristol Crown Court in 2004 and who stopped the trial and ordered the jury to acquit, no-one even received 10 mins of community service for killing that student. See previous posts.

Dame Heather Hallett
Vice-President of the Criminal Division of the Court of Appeal
Assumed office
8 November 2013
Preceded by Sir Anthony Hughes
Vice-President of the Queen’s Bench Division
In office
3 October 2011 – 3 March 2014
Preceded by Sir John Thomas
Succeeded by Sir Nigel Davis
Personal details
Born 16 December 1949 (age 69)
Alma mater St Hugh’s College, Oxford
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Dame Heather Carol Hallett (born 16 December 1949), styled The Rt Hon. Lady Justice Hallett, has been promoted to the Court of Appeal since displaying her wisdom in Bristol in the summer of 2004. The Dame – the daughter of an Assistant Chief Constable and who is married to Nigel Vivian Marshall Wilkinson, a QC, a recorder and Deputy High Court judge -is the fifth woman to sit in the Court of Appeal after Dame Elizabeth Butler-Sloss (now Baroness Butler-Sloss) (1988), Dame Brenda Hale (now Baroness Hale of Richmond) (1999), Dame Mary Arden (2000) and Dame Janet Smith (2002).

What a crew: Butler-Sloss is of the Havers family who have concealed the Westminster Paedophile Ring for at least two generations and Butler-Sloss was a mate of Prof Israel Kolvin, Dafydd and Gwynne’s mate who ran their partner ring in the North East of England for decades. Butler-Sloss Chaired the Cleveland Inquiry in 1988 and concealed the criminal activity of that ring. See previous posts including ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas And The Culprits Were Named’.

On 7 September 2006, Butler-Sloss was appointed as Deputy Coroner of the Queen’s Household and Assistant Deputy Coroner for Surrey for the purpose of hearing the inquest into the death of Diana. Butler-Sloss realised that it was beyond her and on 2 March 2007, she was appointed as Assistant Deputy Coroner for Inner West London for the purpose of transferring the jurisdiction of the inquest to Inner West London so that the proceedings could sit in the Royal Courts of Justice. On 24 April 2007, Butler-Sloss announced she was stepping down in June 2007, saying that she lacked the experience required to deal with an inquest with a jury; this had been preceded by the overturning by the High Court of Butler-Sloss’s earlier decision to hold the inquest without a jury. The role of coroner for Di and Dodi’s inquests was transferred to Lord Justice Scott Baker.

Scott Baker had never conducted an inquest before, so someone gave him Di and Dodi to practice on. Scott Baker had spent most of his career as a judge in the Family Court and in 1995 had been the presiding judge over a truly extraordinary case in which he jailed one of Dafydd’s victims for a half-hearted ‘abduction of a baby’ that she only did on the orders of an abusive husband anyway. See posts ‘So Who’s Path Had Susan Brooke Crossed?’, ‘More On Susan Brooke Case’ and ‘Update On The Cases Of Susan Brooke and Sara Thornton’.

Scott Baker was called to the Bar at the Middle Temple in 1961, thus joining Ronnie Waterhouse and Greville Janner who had arrived a few years previously and practised in a range of legal areas, including family finance cases and professional negligence. Scott Baker served as President of the Family Division, 1971-79, Presiding Judge of the Wales and Chester Circuit, 1991-95 and a member of the Parole Board, 1999-2002. So Scott Baker was ruling the roost at the Family Court throughout Peak Paedophilia in north Wales, had his feet under the table of the Wales and Chester Circuit throughout a series of miscarriages of justice that were caused by the Gang and then joined Dafydd’s mates Robert Bluglass and Colin Berry on the Parole Board…

Scott Baker was a member of the Warnock Committee, 1982 to 1984, re human fertilisation and embryology. Previous posts have explained that Mary Warnock, the Chair, was a stooge, as were all the members of that Committee, except for Dame Josephine Barnes, the obnoxious old gynaecologist from Charing Cross who gave the orders. Barnes was married to Sir Brian Warren, Grocer Heath’s personal physician and good friend. Warren and Barnes were both facilitating the Westminster Paedophile Ring, including Dafydd and Gwynne’s contribution to it, Warren from his private practice in Belgravia (Warren was completely opposed to the NHS and refused to work in it), Barnes from her mixed NHS/private perspective at Charing Cross. See post ‘Uncle Harry’s Friends…’ Barnes and her colleagues at Charing Cross also inflicted serious damage upon many via the Charing Cross Gender ID Clinic, as discussed in ‘R.I.P Julia Grant and Many More…’

Two of Dafydd and Gwynne’s local mates from north Wales sat on the Warnock Committee, Noreen Edwards who as Chairman of Gwynedd Health Authority, presided over a catastrophe and Dafydd Wigley, who knew that the reason for that catastrophe was Dafydd and the Gang but as Lord Wigley was Of Them, he didn’t make that clear when he asked Questions In The House about the catastrophe. See ‘So Absolutely Sane, Clear, Quick, Intelligent and Safe…’ and other posts.

Butler-Sloss became Chancellor of the University of the West of England in 1993 and an Honorary Fellow of St Hilda’s College, Oxford, Peterhouse, Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, King’s College London, the Royal College of Physicians, the Royal College of Psychiatrists and the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. Butler-Sloss was a good friend of Issy Kolvin and after his death wrote a touching tribute to his life’s work that can be read on the website dedicated to Issy’s life’s work of facilitating organised abuse and people trafficking.

Dr Dafydd Alun Jones

Butler-Sloss sits on the Selection Panel for Queen’s Counsel. Butler-Sloss was Chairman of the Security Commission prior to its abolition in 2010.

On 8 July 2014, it was announced that Baroness Butler-Sloss would Chair the forthcoming IICSA. She stood down on 14 July after mounting pressure from victims’ groups and MPs over her suitability with regard to her brother Michael Havers (the Tory MP for Wimbledon, 1970-87, many of who’s constituents were Top Docs or other senior staff at St George’s/Springfield Hospitals) being Thatcher’s Attorney General at the time of some of the abuses in question and who admitted that he blocked the prosecution of VIP child sex offenders. Butler-Sloss was also viewed as a big problem because of her unwillingness to include mention in the IICSA of former Anglican bishop Peter Ball, who spent many happy years molesting boys/young men and, after he was caught bang to rights, slandered and libelled one of his victims and was then received with sympathy by Carlo and housed in one of the Duchy’s houses in Aller, Somerset. See previous posts.

Brenda Hale is a mate of St Helena Kennedy, the St Helena who was mates with Dafydd’s pal Prof Nigel Eastman at St George’s/Springfield Hospitals (see eg. ‘Eve Was Framed – As Were A Lot Of Other People’ and ‘Close Your Eyes And Make A WISH’). Brenda grew up in Yorkshire on the site of the ring that came to be dominated by Savile; her parents were both Headteachers. Working part-time as a barrister, Brenda spent 18 years mostly in academia at Manchester University, becoming Professor of Law there in 1986. The year that Prof Oliver Brooke at St George’s was charged and subsequently convicted of child porn offences. Dafydd had me wrongly arrested and illegally imprisoned in the North Wales Hospital Denbigh four days before Ollie pleased guilty at Kingston-upon-Thames Crown Court on 18 Dec 1986 and was jailed. See ‘Oliver!’ and ‘Hey, Hey DAJ, How Many Kids Did You Kill Today?’ Mary Wynch had won her case against Dafydd and the Gang in 1985.

When Brenda was appointed as President of the Supreme Court, St Helena’s cup brimmeth over and St Helena explained on Radio 4 that Brenda was Completely Different, not just in terms of possessing ovaries rather than testes, but Brenda was a member of the Athenaeum, not the silly old Garrick with all those daft old buffers like Ronnie Waterhouse, Robin Day and William Mars-Jones. William Mars-Jones was a member of Gray’s Inn, along with St Helena and her mate Michael Mansfield. St Helena and Mike were not going to cross William’s path and he was a big mate of Dafydd and Gwynne’s…

Jimmy Savile was a member of the Atheneaum; it is a favourite club of Top Docs (Douglas Black, Dafydd and Gwynne’s mate from Manchester virtually lived there after he retired) and Savile became a member in 1984, after being nominated by Cardinal Basil Hume. Hume was a Roman Catholic priest in a family of high profile Top Doctors from the North East of England, one of them – John Hume – being a good mate of Dafydd and Gwynne and who seriously and inexplicably damaged Anthony Eden’s health to such an extent that it contributed to Eden’s resignation as PM, allowing him to be replaced by Lilibet’s mate Harold Macmillan. Basil’s sister Madeleine was married to Sir John Charles, the Gov’ts Chief Medical Officer who colluded with Dafydd and Gwynne. Madeleine remarried Lord John Hunt of Tanworth, Cabinet Secretary, 1973-79, who er colluded with Dafydd and Gwynne. See previous posts.

Savile’s job as General Manager of Broadmoor from 1987 was negotiated over a series of meals in the Athenaeum attended by a small number of corrupt Civil Service mandarins and Savile’s mate Alan Franey, a senior NHS manager at Leeds General Infirmary, who was appointed CEO of Broadmoor once Savile was General Manager. Edwina Currie went to one of the meetings in her capacity as a junior Health Minister, but ooh she was appalled and thought that Savile was a twat. Not that Edwina said that at the time, Edwina told everyone that giving Savile the job was a brilliant idea because he had told her that he would get those bastard Broadmoor Angels under control who were stealing a bloody fortune from the NHS and fiddling like there was no tomorrow. They were also battering and killing patients, but Edwina wasn’t concerned about that. See post ‘Socio-Political Context Of The North Wales Mental Health Services In The 1980s’ and ‘A Pretty Classy Piece Of Operation’.

In her ‘Diaries’ Edwina noted in 1990 that Sir Peter Morrison was widely known to be abusing children, as discussed in previous posts.

I have been told that Dafydd and the Gang were so confident of their abilities to have me framed and banged up in Broadmoor that Mr Savile was installed in anticipation of my arrival. Ronnie Waterhouse’s Report mentioned someone else from north Wales who had complained about the Gang who found himself in Broadmoor very soon afterwards.

Years before I found out about even a fraction of what that lot were doing, I read an academic account of a case history of a female Broadmoor patient that I found worrying. This young woman had spent years in Broadmoor on the basis of an allegation that she had ‘planned to murder’ an Angel in another psych hospital. There was no evidence at all that she had done any such thing; a box of weed killer had, it was alleged, been found in her cabinet and there were ‘Grave Suspicions’ that it was to be used to Poison An Angel. The patient was in a unit where she was helping with the garden and had acquired the weed killer legally and transparently. Nonetheless, the secret report – she never knew of its existence – stating that she was planning to murder an Angel was used to detain her in Broadmoor for years. The report was written by one Robert Bluglass, Dafydd’s mate.

The general public had no idea what was happening in high security hospitals, they really did believe that they were teaming with murderers, rather than people who refused to shut up about being abused as kids in care or as psych patients. All Top Docs knew the real score, as did all barristers and judges.

St Helena knew about the sexual assaults that Savile carried out on Broadmoor patients; she said nothing.

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Sir William Mars-Jones:

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Baroness Brenda Hale:

St Helena:

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Mike Mansfield:

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In 1968, Brenda Hale married Anthony Hoggett, a fellow law lecturer at Manchester. The marriage was dissolved in 1992, in which year she married Julian Farrand, former Professor of Law at Manchester, Pensions Ombudsman and colleague of Hale’s on the Law Commission.

Brenda Hale served as Chancellor of Bristol University, 2004-17.

Mary Arden is the daughter of a Liverpool family who were Of The Gang (see previous posts).

Janet Smith came from Cheshire and practised as a barrister in Manchester for 20 years, specialising in personal injury and clinical negligence cases. Janet knew George Carman QC when he was practising in Manchester, she knew Geraint Morgan QC the barrister who doubled up as the Tory MP for Denbigh, 1959-83 and she knew Sir John Kay, who worked on the Northern Circuit and gave Gwynedd County Council a High Court injunction against me in 1990, based on the perjury of one Gwynedd social worker who had met me at most three times and who had illegally imprisoned me and her line manager who had never met or communicated with me (see ‘The Bitterest Pill’).

The Top Docs and lawyers of Manchester were Gwynne and Dafydd’s Big Umbrella in the north for years. See eg. ‘The Logic Of Medicine’ and other posts.

Dame Janet Smith served as President of the Council of The Inns of Court. Dame Janet Chaired Inquiries into Harold Shipman and Jimmy Savile, a particularly Safe Pair Of A String Of Pearls was needed for those two tasks. The Dame concluded that no-one at a senior position in the NHS Knew About Savile, so how he managed to be a personal friend of so many of them I can’t work out. Dame Janet served as Chancellor of Manchester University, 2003-09. After retiring from the Court of Appeal, in June 2011 Janet Smith was appointed to succeed Lord Brennan as the independent assessor for miscarriages of justice compensation for England and Wales.

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Dame Janet is a member of Lincoln’s Inn, as were Cecil Havers (Butler-Sloss’s father), Michael Havers (Butler Sloss’s brother), Lord Denning, George Carman and as are Butler-Sloss herself, Miranda and Cherie.

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And now the Wimmin Lords Of Appeal have been joined by Heather, who became a member of Inner Temple in 1972, when Mr Thrope was a big name in Inner Temple.

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When Brown and I lived a few miles from Nigel Lawson’s constituency in 1987 (see eg. post ‘Life In Cold Blood’) the Top Docs in Leicester were concealing the ring on their patch as well as the crimes of Dafydd and the Gang. See eg. ‘An Expert From England…’

 

I have discussed Dominic Lawson previously on the blog in the context of his wife Rosa and their daughter Domenica who has Down’s syndrome. The Lawsons also had a stillborn baby. Dominic and Rosa are involved with charidee work as a result of Domenica being born with Down’s and they have spoken up about the shocking discrimination faced by people with learning difficulties and the pressure applied to pregnant women carrying a disabled baby to have a termination. I appreciate them doing that; what is happening is disgusting and no-one dares challenge it. Women are being refused certain ante-natal tests if they refuse to agree to an abortion should the baby be shown to be at high risk of Down’s on the grounds that the NHS won’t be wasting its money on tests for babies like THAT if their ludicrous mother won’t consider a termination. Dominic Lawson has discussed the value of the lives of people with disabilities in a way that so many Fighters For The Oppressed and Supporters Of The NHS just won’t, as the genocide continues.

However Dominic has remained silent about many others matters. It’s OK Dominic, I know the landscape. You have your daughter to think about (as well as the other members of your family), the Top Docs are totally ruthless and although your family has the sort of money that has allowed you to provide for Domenica in a way that most other people would not have been able to do so, Domenica will always be at the mercy of the Top Docs and you just can’t risk it.

It is only the likes of Brown, F and me who challenge Top Doc gangsters, because we don’t have much to lose; it’s quite clear that we’ll be left to die in the event of serious illness anyway. So just as I’ve blogged about the gang of murdering paedophiles who operated under Dominic’s dad’s nose when he was one of the most senior members of Thatch’s Gov’t and I lived a few miles away from him, I’ll fill readers in on a bit of background re Clever Hans the Inexplicably Rich Professor Who Gave Millions To Charidee.

No, neither have I forgotten that Dominic’s wife Rosa is Rosa Monckton, daughter of the 2nd Viscount Monckton of Brenchley, a family who are part of the Gang’s network and that Rosa was a close friend of Diana. See previous posts. Domenica was a bridesmaid at Charles and Di’s wedding and Rosa gave evidence after Di crashed in the tunnel. It’s the 22nd Anniversary Today!

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I really don’t think that Dominic and Rosa are going to dare say anything at all that touches on the sex abuse ring with Royal Connections…

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Show Us You Care Ma’am! Get your arse out of Balmoral – where you were kipping when Diana crashed in the tunnel – and explain why Carlo presided as Chancellor over a university that was a vehicle for a vicious paedophile/trafficking ring, who’s staff trashed my career when I complained about the Royal Lobotomist within and 20 years later went after the blood of the VC because he refused to force me out of the University unfairly and illegally.

Miranda, you’ve got some explaining to do as well.

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On the day that the news was released re Di crashing into the tunnel, F and I were bored and stuck inside the house. We had switched on the TV and on every channel there was footage of Diana. We hadn’t bothered to turn the volume up and just said ‘Oh God, Royals on every bloody channel’, so we switched it off again. Not long after, our friend who was an Empowered Service User arrived for coffee and told us that an old boy in Bethesda had just told him that Diana was dead, so we switched the TV back on to see if it was true. It was, Jonathan Dimbleby was doing the voice over. Jonathan who was a mate of Carlo’s and who diagnosed Diana with a Borderline Personality Disorder. Our friend summed up the tragedy as he did so many other tragedies (but usually those of Empowered Service Users): Poor Cow, she’s been killed. I was nearly a Poor Cow myself many times, but fortunately for me the Gang’s constant attempts at imprisonment and death blew up in their faces constantly.

The Clever Hans to whom Di’s mate Rosa’s husband Dominic was paying tribute on Radio 4 this morning was Hans Rausing (25 March 1926-30 August 2019), a Swedish businessman based in the UK. Clever Hans made his fortune from his co-inheritance of Tetra Pak, a company founded by his father Ruben Rausing and currently the largest food packaging company in the world. According to the Forbes Rich List, Clever Hans was the second richest Swedish billionaire in 2013. By the time of his death yesterday, Forbes estimated the net worth of Clever Hans and his family to be $12 billion.

Clever Hans was born in Gothenburg in 1926 as the second son to industrialist Ruben Rausing and his wife Elisabeth (née Varenius). Rausing had two brothers, Gad and Sven. Clever Hans studied Economics, Statistics and Russian at Lund University, graduating in 1948. In 1954 Clever Hans was appointed Managing Director of Tetra Pak and his brother Gad Deputy Managing Director. Clever Hans became Chairman of the Tetra Pak Board in 1985. He left the company in 1993 and sold his 50% share of the company to Gad in 1995.

Clever Hans’s dad Anders Ruben Rausing (17 June 1895-8 October 1983) was born in 1895 in Råå, a small fishing hamlet in the district of Raus outside of Helsingborg in the south of Sweden. Rausing changed his surname from Andersson to Rausing in 1921. With the help of a loan from his aunt, Rausing studied at the recently founded Stockholm School of Economics and Business Administration, graduating in 1918. After a brief engagement at the privately owned Stockholms Enskilda Bank, Rausing was employed by Sveriges Litografiska Tryckerier, SLT (later renamed Esselte), a well-known printing company. In 1919 he earned a scholarship from SSE to continue his studies at Columbia University in New York and obtained a MSc in Economics in 1920.

Returning to Sweden in 1920, Rausing continued his employment at SLT, first as a Manager Assistant and then as a Manager. During his time at SLT, Rausing became closely acquainted with the industrialist Erik Åkerlund and in 1929 Rausing left SLT to form a new packaging company together with Åkerlund, Åkerlund & Rausing. Åkerlund & Rausing was the first packaging company in Scandinavia and eventually became a leading manufacturer of dry food carton packages. Initially, however, the company had difficulties making profits and in 1933 Åkerlund sold his share to Rausing, who became the sole owner.

Åkerlund & Rausing created the plastic-coated carton tetrahedron, patented on 27 March 1944. In 1952, the first machine producing tetrahedron cream packages was sold to a local dairy. The company had difficulties throughout the 1950s, with Rausing continuing to spend large amounts on development. Initially catering primarily to the Swedish market, the company expanded gradually, with Germany (1954), France (1954) and Italy(1956) as its first export markets.

Tetra Pak’s commercial break-through arrived in the mid-60s with the new Tetra Brik package, introduced in 1963. The late 1960s and the 1970s saw a global expansion of the company, much due to the new Tetra Brik Aseptic package, debuted in 1968, which opened up new markets in the developing world and sparked off a virtual explosion in sales. After 30 years, Tetra Pak eventually became one of the leading food processing and packaging company in the world.

Ruben Rausing was made Doctor Honoris Causa in Medicine at Lund University in 1957, in Economics at the Stockholm School of Economics and Business Administration in 1959 and in Technology at the Royal Institute of Technology in 1977. He was a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences

Ruben Rausing was married to Elisabeth and had three sons, Hans, Gad and Sven. For tax reasons, Rausing left Sweden for Rome in 1969. For all of his life, however, Ruben kept his country home Simontorp, near Lund.

Dr. Gad Rausing (19 May 1922-28 January 2000) (he died days before the publication of the Waterhouse Report) had a lifelong passion for archaeology and the humanities and received his PhD. from the University of Lund in 1967. In addition to his work as Deputy Managing Director at Tetra Pak Gad was a frequent lecturer at the Institute of Archaeology at Lund University.

Gad Rausing studied chemistry at the University of Lund and began his career as the head of the research laboratory at Åkerlund & Rausing, his father’s company. Rausing joined Tetra Pak as Deputy Managing Director in 1954. Gad Rausing had a parallel career as a scholar in pre-historic Scandinavian archaeology and was a Reader at the Institute of Archaeology at Lund University.

Gad Rausing’s passion for the humanities led to his sponsoring of various research projects, among others the excavation of the 10th Century Viking trading town of Birka outside Stockholm. Gad Rausing’s foundation, The Birgit and Gad Rausing Foundation, awards grants to research within the humanities and supports several important institutions, among others the Lund and Oxford Universities.

In 2002, the Gad Rausing Prize for Outstanding Humanistic Research was instituted by Rausing’s three children in memory of their father at the Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities, where Gad Rausing was a member during his lifetime. Rausing became Doctor Honoris Causa at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm in 1983.

The Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) library has been renamed as Gad & Birgit Rausing Library to acknowledge the donation provided by the Rausing family to construct the library building. Mr. Dennis Jönsson, CEO Tetra Pak, inaugurated Gad & Birgit Rausing Library on Thursday, March 17, 2011. Mr. Jönsson appreciated that the funds donated by the Rausing family were utilized for educational purposes. He also unveiled a plaque commemorating the Rausing family’s donation for development of the library building.

Gad Rausing was married to Birgit Rausing and had three children, Finn, Jörn and Kirsten.

Gad’s widow Birgit Rausing (born 1924) is a Swedish art historian and philanthropist, the daughter of Swedish landscape painter Henry Mayne (1891–1975). When Gad died in 2000, Birgit and their three children inherited packaging giant Tetra Laval. Birgit Rausing and her family had an estimated net worth of US$13.0 billion in 2010.

The Swedish Sea Rescue Society has a class of rescue vessels where the lead ship Gad Rausing was built in 2002 after a large donation from the Tetra Laval group.

Finn Rausing (born 1954) is co-owner of Tetra Laval, as well as co-owner of the Sauber Formula One team. Finn lives in England.

Jörn Rausing (born 12 February 1960) is co-owner of Tetra Laval, and he owns a share of Ocado, where he is a Board Director. Jorn lives in Surrey.

Kirsten Elisbet Rausing (born 6 June 1952) lives in the UK and breeds horses at her stud farm Lanwades Stud in Newmarket. Kirsten is a member of the Jockey Club and a former Director of the National Stud. With Richard Frisby, Michael Goodbody and Guy Heald, she is a Director of the British Bloodstock Agency. With her brothers Jorn and Finn, Kirsten sits on the Board of holding company Tetra Laval. In the Sunday Times Rich List 2011 ranking of the wealthiest people in the UK, Kirsten was placed 16th (jointly with her brother Jörn) with an estimated fortune of £3,900 million. In the Sunday Times Rich List 2012, Kirsten was ranked as the 4th richest woman in the UK.

Tetra Pak’s success in the 1970s and 1980s has been credited to the leadership of Clever Hans and Gad, who turned the six-person family business into a multi-national company. Over the course of his career, Clever Hans became a specialist in Russian affairs and made many investments in Russia and Ukraine. Clever Hans was responsible for the Tetra Pak’s Russian market, and negotiated the first Tetra Pak machine export to the Soviet Union in 1959, eventually making Tetra Pak the largest foreign employer in Russia.

Clever Hans and his wife Märit donated large sums to charidees and research in the UK and Sweden, among others to large medical research projects at Karolinska Institutet and Lund University. Through the Märit and Hans Rausing Fund, they supported local community projects in their home county of Sussex.

Clever Hans was appointed Doctor Honoris Causa in Medicine and Economics at Lund University. He was a visiting Professor at Mälardalens Högskola, Sweden and honorary Professor at the University of Dubna, Russia. Clever Hans was made an Honorary KBE in 2006. He was an Honorary Fellow of the Isaac Newton Institute, Cambridge and in 2011 he was awarded the title Honorary Freeman and Liveryman at The Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers, London.

Clever Hans and his wife Märit Rausing had three children.

Clever Hans’s daughter Anna Lisbet Kristina Rausing (born 9 June 1960) studied History at the University of California, Berkeley,(B.A., summa cum laude 1984) and completed an M.A. (1987) and Ph.D. (1993) in History at Harvard where she also taught for eight years.

Harvard University Press published Lisbet Rausing’s biography of Carl Linnaeus, Linnaeus: Nature and Nation in 1999. Throughout her career she has published a range of articles on related subjects in academic journals. Lisbet has also contributed to the FT and the Sunday Torygraph.

Rausing is a senior research fellow at King’s College, London. She holds honorary doctorates from Uppsala University and SOAS and she is an elected member of St Catharine’s College, Cambridge. Lisbet is also an honorary fellow of the British Academy, the Linnean Society, the Royal Historical Society, the Royal Society of Biology and the Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry. Lisbet was elected to the Harvard Board of Overseers (2005-2011) and Yad Hanadiv Advisory Committee (2001-2011). She serves on the Cambridge Conservation Initiative Advisory Board.

Lisbet Rausing founded and is a non-executive director of Ingleby Farms & Forests (Ingleby Company) which owns and farms ca.100,000 hectares in nine countries. She also works closely with a family-owned liquid food packaging company, Ecolean. Rausing is a trustee of the Corrour Trust who own 99% of the 65,000 acre Corrour Estate in Scotland.

Lisbet Rausing co-founded the Arcadia Fund in 2001 with her husband Professor Peter Baldwin. As of August 2019, the Fund has made grant commitments of over $598million to charities and scholarly institutions globally that preserve cultural heritage and the environment and promote open access. Arcadia-funded projects include the Hans Rausing Endangered Languages Project at SOAS, London University.

In September 2015 Valerie Amos was appointed Director of SOAS, ‘becoming the first black woman to lead a university in the UK’. In 2019, it was announced that Amos will become the first-ever black head of an Oxford College, University College, from 1 August 2020. Valerie Amos has journeyed through every institution and organisation who’s box one needs to tick if one is on the left and part of the Gang’s mycelia.

After working in Equal Opportunities, Training and Management Services in local gov’t in the London Borough’s of Lambeth, Camden and Hackney – Dafydd and Gwynne were in partnership with all of these Boroughs – Valerie Amos became Chief Executive of the Equal Opportunities Commission 1989-94. The EOC was also peopled by friends of the Gang, including Elspeth, Geoffrey Howe’s wife… See previous posts.

In 1995 Amos co-founded Amos Fraser Bernard and was an adviser to the South African Gov’t on public service reform, human rights and employment equity. They obviously took so much notice of Val’s advice…

Amos during the WEF 2013

Amos has also been Deputy Chair of the Runnymede Trust (1990–98), a Trustee of the IPPR, a non-executive Director of the University College London Hospitals Trust, a Trustee of VSO, Chair of the Afiya Trust, Member of the Board of the Sierra Leone Titanium Resources Group, a Director of Hampstead Theatre and Chair of the Board of Governors of the Royal College of Nursing Institute.

Miranda gave Val a peerage in Aug 1997, nine months after the Waterhouse Inquiry had opened and just before he made his tear-jerking speech about the sad loss of the People’s Princess. See previous posts for more info Baroness Val.

Lisbet is also bank-rolling the Hans Rausing Scholarship in the History of Science at King’s College, London and the Hans Rausing Chair in the History of Science at Uppsala University, which is also hosting an annual Hans Rausing Lecture in the History of Science. Cambridge University’s Department of History and Philosophy of Science hosts an Annual Hans Rausing Lecture.

Arcadia has also funded the Endangered Archive Programme at the British Library and Fauna & Flora International’s Halcyon Land and Sea fund. They are listed as one of the biggest benefactors to the Wikimedia Foundation and donated $5 million to the Wikimedia endowment in 2017 after Lisbet’s husband Peter Baldwin joined its Advisory Board. Rausing and Baldwin also founded the Lund Trust. Since 2002 Lund Trust has given more than $62 million to charities in the UK and internationally.

Lisbet’s first husband Joseph Leo Koerner (born June 17, 1958) is currently the Victor S. Thomas Professor of the History of Art and Architecture and, since 2008, Senior Fellow at the Society of Fellows at Harvard. After teaching at Harvard from 1989 to 1999 (as Professor since 1991), Koerner moved to Frankfurt, where he was Professor of Modern Art History at the Goethe University, and to London, where he held Chairs at UCL and the Courtauld Institute before returning to Harvard in 2007.

Son of the Vienna-born Jewish-American painter Henry Koerner, Joseph Koerner was raised Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Vienna. Joseph graduated from Taylor Allderdice High School in 1976 and attended Yale University where he received his BA in 1980. After a MA in English at Cambridge University in 1982), where he was supervised by Frank Kermode he spent a year studying at Heidelberg University and received his PhD in art history at the University of California, Berkeley in 1988.

Frank Kermode starred in a previous post… He was at the centre of a group of sharp-elbowed ruthless academics who were using their knowledge of the Gang’s crimes to climb over each other.

Koerner was a member of the research group Poetik und Hermeneutik in Konstanz in its later phase, 1987-1994. Joseph Koerner collaborated with Bruno Latour and Peter Weibel on the 2002 exhibition Iconoclash at the ZKM in Karlsruhe. He has also curated exhibitions of his father’s work, including a 1997 retrospective at the Austrian National Gallery. In the 1990s, Koerner was a frequent contributor to The New Republic.

In Great Britain, Koerner is known for his work as writer and presenter of the three-part Northern Renaissance (2006) and the feature-length Vienna: City of Dreams (2007), both produced in Scotland by the BBC and broadcast on BBC Four.

Koerner has delivered the Slade Lectures at Cambridge (2003) and Oxford (2013), the Getty Lectures at USC (2005), the Bross Lectures at University of Chicago (2007), the A. W. Mellon lectures at the National Gallery (2008), the Tanner Lectures on Human Values at Cambridge (2012) and the E. H. Gombrich Lectures in the Classical Tradition at the Warburg Institute (2016).

A member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (since 1995) and the American Philosophical Association (since 2008), Koerner has served on the boards of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, the Yale University Art Gallery, the Frick Art Reference Library, the Warburg Institute, Ralston College, and the American Academy in Berlin. He received a Guggenheim Fellowship for 2006-7 and served as Guest Professor at the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz. In 2009, Koerner was one of three recipients of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s Distinguished Achievement Award, which funds an academic and creative project on homemaking (geographic, architectural, and psychic) in Vienna from Otto Wagner to the present day. Based at Harvard, the project has produced the documentary film directed by Koerner, The Burning Child.

After divorcing Lisbet, in 2003, Koerner married Margaret K. Koerner (born Margaret Lendia Koster), also an art historian.

Lisbet’s second husband Peter Baldwin – they married in 2002 -is a Professor of History at the University of California, Los Angeles and a philanthropist. Peter Baldwin was educated at Harvard and Yale.

Peter Baldwin’s volumes include:

  • The Politics of Social Solidarity: Class Bases of the European Welfare State, 1875-1975 (Cambridge University Press, 1990)
  • Reworking the Past: Hitler, the Holocaust and the Historians’ Debate, edited with an introduction (Beacon Press, 1990)
  • Contagion and the State in Europe, 1830-1930 (Cambridge University Press, 1999)
  • Disease and Democracy: The Industrialized World Faces AIDS (University of California Press, Berkeley, and the Milbank Memorial Fund, New York, 2005)
  • The Narcissism of Minor Differences: How America and Europe Are Alike (Oxford University Press, 2009)

In 2014 Baldwin published The Copyright Wars: Three Centuries of Trans-Atlantic Battle.

Lisbet’s sister Sigrid Maria Elisabet Rausing (born 29 January 1962) is the founder of the Sigrid Rausing Trust and owner of Granta magazine and Granta Books

Sigrid grew up in Lund, Sweden and studied History at York University, 1983-86. She has an MSc in Social Anthropology from UCL in 1987. Sigrid continued with a PhD focusing on post-Soviet anthropology and did her fieldwork on a collective farm in Estonia, 1993-4. In 1997, Sigrid was awarded a PhD in Social Anthropology from the Department of Social Anthropology at UCL followed by an honorary post-doctorate in the same Department.

Sigrid Rausing’s wrote Everything Is Wonderful, a personal memoir of her year in Estonia, which was published by Grove Atlantic in the US and by Albert Bonniers förlag in Sweden, in spring 2014.

Sigrid writes occasional columns for the New Statesman and her articles on human rights have appeared in the Guardian and the Sunday Times.

In spring 2005, with her husband, Eric Abraham and publisher Philip Gwyn-Jones, Sigrid founded the publishing house, Portobello Books and that Autumn she acquired Granta, a literary journal, and its book publishing arm. She is now the publisher of both Granta magazine and Granta Books, including its imprint Portobello Books.

In January 2016 Sigrid Rausing was the guest on BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs. Her book choice was Mansfield Park and her luxury item was the British Library. I think that the Rausing family might own both…

I am beginning to understand why, when F felt like a bit of entertainment, he could ring Dafydd up and tell Dafydd that he was a oil magnate from the US, that ‘I own shrinks’ and that it took Dafydd longer than would be expected to realise that it wasn’t a rich American to whom he was speaking…

Sigrid Rausing set up the charitable trust the Sea Foundation in 1988. In 1996 she transferred the funds to the Ruben and Elisabeth Rausing Trust, named after her grandparents; the trust was renamed the Sigrid Rausing Trust in 2003 and by 2014, had distributed approximately £208.3 million to human rights organisations globally.

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In 2004 Sigrid was the joint winner of the International Service Human Rights Award, in the Global Human Rights Defender category. In 2005 she won a Beacon Special Award for philanthropy. In 2006 she was awarded the Women’s Funding Network’s ‘Changing the Face of Philanthropy’ Award.

Sigrid is a judge on the jury of the Per Anger Prize for human rights defenders and an Emeritus Board member of the Order of the Teaspoon, a Swedish organisation against political and religious extremism. Sigrid was the judge of the Amnesty International Media Awards in 2009 and 2010. She serves on the advisory board of the Coalition for the International Criminal Court and is an Emeritus member of the international Board of Human Rights Watch.

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Sigrid is a former Trustee of Charleston, in Sussex, the museum which is the former home of Duncan Grant and Vanessa Bell. The Bells, The Bells, who were part of the Bloomsbury Group, a faction of whom summered in Cwm Croesor and utilised the services of Gwynne and Dafydd. See eg. ‘The Village’ and ‘The Vermin Club’.

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In 2010 Sigrid was made an Honorary Fellow of the LSE. In 2011 she was the recipient of the Morrell Fellowship from the University of York. In 2012 Sigrid was a judge of the Index on Censorship Media Awards. Sigrid Owns Shrinks… As well as the media…

In June 2014 Sigrid was elected an Honorary Fellow of St Antony’s College, Oxford.

Rausing is a supporter of Hope Not Hate. On 1st December 2018 the Sigrid Rausing Trust began a grant of £450,000 over 3 years to Hope Not Hate. By that point, Hope Not Hate had received £615,000 from the Sigrid Rausing Trust.

Rausing is married to South African-born TV, film and theatre producer Eric Abraham. They own Aubrey House in Holland Park as well as the Coignafearn estate, in the Highlands of Scotland.

  • Rausing, Sigrid (2004). History, Memory, and Identity in Post-Soviet Estonia: The End of a Collective Farm. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-926318-9.
  • Rausing, Sigrid (14 March 2014). Everything is Wonderful: Memories of a Collective Farm in Estonia. Grove/Atlantic, Incorporated. ISBN 978-0-8021-9281-3.
  • Rausing, Sigrid (2017). Mayhem : a memoir. Hamish Hamilton. ISBN 978-0-241-25926-9.
  • After the war. Granta ; 125. Granta. 2013. ISBN 9781905881710.
  • American Wild. Granta ; 128. Granta. 2014. ISBN 9781905881819.
  • Do you remember. Granta ; 126. Granta. 2014. ISBN 9781905881796.
  • Sigrid, I will never forget.
  • Dr Dafydd Alun Jones

From 2001 to 2012, Clever Hans and his family donated £886,000 to the Tory Party. No wonder Dominic Lawson didn’t want to dwell on the Class As, the death, the suspended jail sentence and instead flagged up the Charidee Donations.

Two great mates who do a lot of charidee work:

Some terrifyingly real Great Mates who subsequently claimed that none of them had really known the Great Mate who was lying on the bed:

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Clever Hans was a resident of the UK from 1982 until his death. He lived in Wadhurst, East Sussex – Bloomsbury country – at the time of his death on 30 August 2019.

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Clever Hans’s son Hans Kristian Rausing (born 15 June 1963) is, like his dad and every other member of his immediate family, a ‘philanthropist’. Hans Kristian did not enter the family business. Instead, he travelled in his youth before meeting the American Eva Kemeny, a daughter of Tom Kemeny, a PepsiCo executive. Did Hans and Eva meet backpacking to Everest base camp? No. Hans and Eva’s sweet romance took off when they met in a drug rehab clinic in the US. It will have been an expensive one as well, not a bed in the Hergest Unit or even in one of Dafydd’s detox units.

On 16 October 1992, Hans and Eva married. In common with other members of the Rausing family, they settled in London and Barbados and donated millions of pounds to charidee, in particular those concerned with drug awareness and addiction prevention. Hans and Eva built and funded a rehab centre on the Caribbean island of Barbados. Eva was the UK Patron of international drug abuse prevention charity Mentor. Mentor’s offices are in Shoreditch, an area long controlled by Dafydd’s partner gang and the organisation was established in 2000. Queen Sylvia of Sweden was a founder member and the CEO is Eric Carlin. Together with Hans, Eva also provided financial backing to Action on Addiction, a charidee that helps young people with drink and drug problems; the joint CEO is Nick Barton. Surely a few groats must have found their way into Dafydd’s coffers from the Rausings?

In April 2008, Eva was arrested after trying to enter the US embassy in central London while carrying wraps of cocaine and heroin. Dafydd was probably flying in the main supply in his light aircraft, which as any fule kno – or at least the patients in the Hergest Unit knew – was called ‘Pussyfucker’. F drew a picture of it, with Dafydd in the cockpit complete with flying helmet and it was pinned up on the wall of the Hergest Unit in about 1994, before Tony Francis took it down, referring to it as a ‘team effort’. (The team being F and me.) When No One Knew that Dafydd was shagging the patients and flogging Class A drugs to the ‘detox patients’.

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Dafydd was, after all, Europe’s Leading Forensic Psychiatrist, it was in the Bangor and Anglesey Mail.

Dr Dafydd Alun Jones

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It’s just as well that I’m here to blog about all this isn’t it, while people bang on about Charidee work. Although F did tell the Hergest staff that Dafydd was flogging the patients drugs, that’s why F and I were banned from the Hergest Unit on Tuesdays, when Dafydd held his detox clinic. Ella Fisk, the Angel who ran the Day Centre, said to F ‘The patients like Dafydd, they want to see him’. So F yelled ‘Of course they do, he’s selling them drugs’. F knew this because the people purchasing drugs from Dafydd had told him, they were delighted with the service. See post ‘The Evolution Of A Drugs Baron?’.

‘We Didn’t Know!’

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After the police found the wraps on Eva, she was held outside the embassy in Mayfair, leading to a police raid on the couple’s Chelsea home, where more than £1,500 of drugs were found. Hans was then also arrested. Hans and Eva were charged with possession of a large amount of cocaine and smaller quantities of crack, heroin and cannabis after a Scotland Yard investigation. They admitted possessing Class As (cocaine and heroin) and received a police caution. A LARGE AMOUNT of cocaine, AS WELL AS crack, heroin and cannabis…

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Mind How You Go Mr and Mrs Philanthropist!

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On 10 July 2012 Hans was arrested yet again on suspicion of possessing Class As. After his arrest, Eva was found dead at the couple’s Belgravia home. On 17 July 2012, Hans was charged with ‘delaying the burial’ of Eva’s body. He pleaded guilty and was sentenced on 1 August 2010 to ten months’ imprisonment, suspended for two years; the judge required him to attend a two-year drug rehabilitation programme. The Court heard that Eva’s heart pacemaker indicated that Eva probably died on 7 May 2012.

Delaying a burial or hiding a body?

‘Mind How You Go Hans…’

At the time of Eva’s death she was one of the wealthiest women in the UK.

On 29 August 2012, the journo Ben Quinn revealed in The Guardian that in 2011 Eva Rausing had passed on information to Swedish prosecutors about the unsolved 1986 murder of Swedish PM Olof Palme. See previous posts for info on Olof Palme. Scotland Yard had confirmed the day before that it had given information to Swedish authorities, who wanted to question Eva’s widower, Hans Kristian Rausing, as a possible witness about the information his wife claimed to have obtained. Gunnar Wall, a Swedish author who has written two books on the Palme killing, said that Eva had contacted him in June 2011, claiming that she had learned that Palme had been killed by a Swedish businessman, who feared that Palme was a threat to his business. Wall had conducted an e-mail correspondence with Eva, who told him that she had written to the businessman on three occasions about the allegations. In one e-mail to Wall she wrote: “Don’t forget to investigate if I should suddenly die! Just joking, I hope.” Wall told the Guardian: “When her e-mails stopped, I did not think too much about it, until I heard that she had died in circumstances that were unclear … She also told me that she was going to inform the prosecutors in Sweden and it seemed like she had some arrangement to meet them.”

Political violence was little-known in Sweden at the time of Palme’s murder and he often went about without a bodyguard. Close to midnight on 28 February 1986, Olof was walking home from a cinema with his wife Lisbet Palme in the central Stockholm street Sveavägen when he was shot in the back at close range. A second shot grazed Lisbet’s back. Olof was pronounced dead on arrival at Sabbatsbergs sjukhus hospital Lisbet survived without serious injuries.

Pettersson was accused of Palme’s murder after an extensive investigation by the Swedish police. He was picked out from a police lineup by Lisbet Palme. The original tip-off leading to the incrimination of Pettersson has been described by some as very dubious. Although the .357-caliber Magnum pistol used to kill Palme was never found, Pettersson was convicted and sentenced to  life imprisonment in 1989. However, in 1989 Pettersson was freed after an appeal court cited lack of evidence, including the missing murder weapon. It also questioned the reliability of Lisbet Palme’s identification.

Pettersson was awarded about $50,000 in compensation for  defamation by the police and for wrongful imprisonment. He sold TV and newspaper interviews. In some of those interviews – particularly on TV3 – Pettersson admitted to killing Olof Palme, but his confession was not treated seriously. On several occasions Pettersson pointed out that he himself was a “Social Democrat” and liked Olof Palme.

In 1998, the Supreme Court rejected a prosecutor’s appeal to retry Pettersson, citing that the new evidence put before them was “not of such nature that a new trial can be granted in the case.”

On 29 September 2004, Pettersson died at the Karolinska University Hospital after he supposedly fell and suffered a cerebral haemorrhage. He had been in a coma since 16 September 2004 when he underwent emergency surgery for unspecified head injuries. Pettersson had reported being harassed by the police on 15 September, the day before he was found with head injuries, with unsubstantiated rumours circulating that he was a victim of police violence. Pettersson was buried in his home town of Sollentuna in January 2005.

Shortly before Pettersson was taken to hospital, he had contacted the son of Olof Palme, Mårten Palme, explaining he had something to tell the family. Palme said he was willing to meet Pettersson if he was ready to confess to the murder. But the meeting did not take place, and what Pettersson had to tell was never revealed.

According to a documentary aired on the Swedish TV channel SVT in February 2006, associates of Pettersson claimed that he had confessed to them his role in Olof Palme’s murder, but with the explanation that it was a case of mistaken identity. Pettersson had intended to kill a drug dealer, dressed in similar clothing, who often walked along the same street at night. The show also suggested that there was greater police awareness than previously acknowledged due to surveillance of drug activity in the area. The police had several officers in apartments and cars along those few blocks of Sveavägen but, 45 minutes before the murder, the police monitoring ceased. In the light of these revelations, Swedish police undertook reviewing the Palme case and Pettersson’s role. However, in an op-ed in the newspaper Dagens Nyheter on 28 February 2006, two senior SVT reporters criticised the TV documentary severely, claiming that the filmmaker had fabricated a number of statements while omitting other contradictory evidence.

Previous posts have discussed Dr Gruff Penrhyn Jones, who used to work at Waunfawr Surgery near Caernarfon. Dr Penrhyn Jones grew up near Caernarfon, went to school at Atlantic College in south Wales, where he met his wife who was Finnish. Dr Penrhyn Jones subsequently studied medicine and his wife qualified as an Angel. They lived in Sweden for a long while and Dr Penrhyn Jones’s son is a police officer in Sweden. Dr Penrhyn Jones’s father was a Top Doctor near Caernarfon. He knew Gwynne and Dafydd.

I always viewed Dr Penrhyn Jones as far nicer than most of his colleagues, but I had a few interesting experiences with him. One wrongful arrest of me on the orders of the Chairman of the North West Wales NHS Trust, Elfed Roberts and the CEO of the Trust, Martin Jones, was witnessed by a senior lecturer at Bangor University who subsequently wrote to the police and to the Chairman of the Trust to demand some answers (no of course she never got them, they refused to communicate with her). Dr Penrhyn Jones became very cross and said that she ‘shouldn’t have written those letters’. Dr Penrhyn Jones also refused to document what had happened on my medical records.

I ended up seeing Dr Penrhyn Jones because one of the partners in the Waunfawr practice, Stephen Williams, was famously vile, unhelpful and hated most of his patients and the other partner, Huw Roberts, had always been very pleasant to me but then I discovered that Dr Roberts was writing the most extraordinary things on my records and to third parties that were, sort of, a pack of lies… See previous posts.

After I was threatened at gunpoint as discussed in previous posts – I did mention it to Dr Penrhyn Jones – just a few weeks later I received a letter from him explaining that he was retiring from the Waunfawr practice, moving abroad and did not ever expect to practice medicine in the UK again.

 

Another suspect re Olof Palme’s murder, Victor Gunnarsson, emigrated to the US, where he was the victim of an unrelated murder in 1993. Palme’s assassination remains unsolved.

 

On 14 December 2012, a coroner stated that Eva died as a result of her “dependent abuse” of drugs.

Eva’s obituary was published in the Indie on 12 July 2012. Here is an extract:

Organisations with which she became involved included the Mary Rose Trust, Royal Opera House and Prince’s Foundation for Building Community. Two charities on which she focused particular attention, because of their work in preventing drug abuse, were Action on Addiction and the Mentor Foundation. She gave £100,000 to establish Mentor in 2000 and had since donated a further £500,000. Eric Carlin, Chief Executive of the charity, which tries to direct young people away from drugs, said: “If it wasn’t for Mrs Rausing, I’m not sure we could have stayed afloat.”

Following the incident she said: “I have made a serious mistake which I very much regret. I intend to leave as soon as possible to seek the help that I very much need. I have made a grave error and I consider myself to have taken a wrong turn in the course of my life. I am very sorry for the upset I have caused. I thank my family and friends for their kindness and understanding.”

Hank Dittmar, chief executive of the Prince’s Foundation, of which she was a trustee, commented at the time: “We support Eva Rausing in her efforts to overcome her problems, and look forward to her completion of her treatment programme. She remains a dedicated member of the Prince’s Foundation’s board of trustees.”

The event cast a spotlight on the normally private lives of the couple. Andy McSmith’s feature for this newspaper at the time began: “If Hans K and his wife, Eva, were 25 years younger, you might think them the poor little rich kids. They were born into vast wealth, more money than anyone could spend in a lifetime, reckoned not in millions, but billions.”

The circumstances of her death remain unclear. Hans Kristian Rausing was arrested on Tuesday 10 July at their home and then taken for medical treatment. A post-mortem that afternoon was unable to establish a clear cause of death for Eva.

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Eva Kemeny, heiress and philanthropist: born US 7 March 1964; married Hans Kristian Rausing (two boys, two girls); found dead, London 10 July 2012.

Eva held a number of Company Directorships:

Hans Kristian Rausing, an heir to the Tetra Pak packaging fortune, admitted he hid the body of his “beloved” wife Eva for two months in a barricaded bedroom in the upstairs annex of their mansion because he was unable to “let her leave”, Isleworth crown court has heard.

Her resting place, the court heard, was a squalid room to which entry was banned for anyone but the couple, and which for the last four years had become their home as they retreated from the world in the grip of a drug addiction that had blighted their adult lives.

When finally faced with the reality of her death, after the police arrested him for driving under the influence of drugs on 9 July, Rausing told a psychiatrist: “I know it sounds selfish but I just didn’t want her to leave.”

Appearing in court on Wednesday, Rausing, 49, spoke only to answer to his name, and to reply “guilty”, when asked how he pleaded to the charge that he prevented the decent and lawful burial of his wife of 19 years.

He was sentenced to 10 months in prison suspended for two years, and ordered to undergo a two-year drug rehabilitation programme. His only detailed comments on why he had left his wife’s body decomposing under a pile of clothes next to a bed in their ramshackle room came in a statement he made to police which was read to the court.

“My condition has stabilised,” he said. “I fully understand my beloved wife of 19 years has died and I am devastated … by her death. I do not have a very coherent recollection of the events leading up to and since Eva’s death save to assure you that I have never wished her or done her any harm. I did not supply her with drugs. I have been traumatised since her death. I did not feel able to confront the reality of her death … I tried to carry on as if her death had not happened. I batted away inquiries about her. I took some measures to reduce the smell. I believe in the period since she died I have suffered some form of breakdown.”

Sitting behind the glass-fronted dock, Rausing wore a pair of headphones and blinked slowly as the court heard Alex Cameron QC, representing him, describe how the addictions the couple had overcome for 11 years took hold again when they succumbed to the urge to have a glass of champagne on millennium eve.

By 2008 Rausing had become an effective recluse and the couple lived together in the upstairs room on the second floor of their mansion in Chelsea, barring anyone else from entering.

“They were deeply ashamed of their situation, and the thought of meeting people and explaining their situation was too much to bear,” said Cameron.

Rausing’s only human contact was with his wife, on whom he was completely dependant, the barrister said.

Until that point the couple – who met in their mid 20s in drug rehab, married in 1992 and had four children – had lived for some 11 years as a normal, happy family. But Rausing, in particular, had always been plagued by a reserve and insecurity.

“Despite or because of the economic circumstances of his upbringing, the defendant had always had unusually strong social anxiety, and feelings of inferiority and a tendency to medicate his anxiety by drug taking and to deal with emotional conflict by denial,” Cameron said.

Rausing was present when his wife, 48, died of suspected heart failure coupled with drug taking on the morning of 7 May – a time of death established by her pacemaker, which was fitted some years before to treat heart problems. His wife had not long returned from California on 29 April, and had seen her financial adviser on 3 May, because she had been concerned about her husband’s increasingly chaotic lifestyle.

Faced with her death he was “initially numb and paralysed”. “He has no recollection at all of the next 10 or 12 hours,” said Cameron. “He didn’t move the body. He described her as appearing quite restful. “He felt quite unable to face up to the fact that Eva had died and almost like a small child couldn’t face up to telling anyone else, so took steps to delay the moment of facing up to the reality.”

But the truth began to unfold when Rausing was arrested on 9 July while driving erratically in Wandsworth, south London. In his car the police found large amounts of post addressed to his wife, and drug paraphernalia including a crack pipe in the footwell of the vehicle. Tests showed the presence of cocaine, morphine, temazepam and diazepam in his body.

When asked where his wife was, Rausing welled up, and said she had gone to California two weeks earlier. During a search of his six-storey home in Cadogan Place later police noticed the staff were hesitant when they asked for access to the second-floor annex.

Here’s Hans and Eva’s place, it’s No 62:

A policeman stands guard in front of the home of Eva Rausing in London

James O’Connell, prosecuting, said: “Officers took the lift up to the second floor and as they did so they noticed a smell indicating to the officers that there may be a decomposing body there. They noticed a room which had been sealed by locks and the use of gaffer tape. On entry it was discovered in a very untidy state. There was a bed and on top of it a pile of clothes and other material. It was under this pile of clothes that a body in an advanced state of decomposition was found. It was noted subsequently that some deodorising powder had been used on the clothing and items on top of the body,”

Sentencing Rausing on Wednesday, Judge Richard McGregor-Johnson said: “If ever there was an illustration of the utterly destructive effect of drug misuse on an individual and their family, it is to be found in the facts of this case. Your relapse into the misuse of drugs together with your wife … is graphically illustrated by the difference between the rooms that visitors saw in your home and the utter squalor of the room you really lived in.”

Had he been no more than a rich drug user, he would have received an immediate jail term, but the judge said he took into account Rausing’s mental state at the time and his continuing need for treatment.

Rausing also admitted driving while under the influence of drugs, and received a two-month concurrent suspended jail sentence for the offence.

Neil Saunders, the barrister who seems to have made the initial appearance in Court to defend Hans after Eva’s body was found decomposing upstairs, describes his work on the Chambers’ website thus:

He has advised and appeared in a number of very high profile cases that received considerable media and press attention including cases which involved highly reputable families where children or relations became involved in either violence in night clubs or allegations of rape at house parties.

Neil has defended in numerous police discipline cases including allegations of dishonesty, excessive force, matters of sexual impropriety by police officers whilst on duty; also in cases directed by IOPC. Police disciplinary proceedings both before Metropolitan and Provincial forces.

Appears on behalf of respondents to special procedure hearings and in sports disciplinary hearings.

Appeared in Divisional court cases involving drink driving legislation and custody time limits.

Crime:

  • Serious crime including murder, human and drug trafficking and serious sexual allegations
  • Money laundering/complex commercial fraud
  • Mortgage fraud
  • Banking/advance fee/derivative frauds
  • Share dealing allegations
  • Tax and VAT fraud
  • Bribery/corruption
  • Cartels and price fixing/computer misuse

Professional Discipline:

  • Police misconduct in disciplinary hearings and PATs
  • Misfeasance in a public office
  • Regulatory crime/health and safety

Asset Recovery:

  • Criminal confiscation; search and seizure orders
  • Restraint, third party rights and contempt; civil recovery under Proceeds of Crime Act 2002

Neil Saunders works in the Chambers of Alexander Cameron. Alexander Cameron, who was also wheeled out to defend Hans when the decomposing corpse of his wife was found hidden in his house in a room from which everyone was forbidden to enter, after Neil had helped out at Hans’s first Court appearance thus ensuring that Hans didn’t find himself on remand for a year after being charged with murder, is Call Me Dave’s brother.

Alexander Cameron was educated at Eton and Bristol University and was called to the Bar from the Inner Temple in 1986. One of his high-profile cases include heading the legal chambers that represented Rebekah Brooks in a phone hacking defence.

Alex, as the Digger and Rebekah got their grubby paws on documents stolen from my house in the 1990s, how do you feel about representing me free of charge?

Alexander Cameron is a member of White’s. His dad was Chairman of White’s when Sir Peter Morrison was a member. But then Ian, Alexander and Call Me Dave’s dad, had a lot of links with Gwynne and Dafydd’s network. Call Me Dave was an Oxford undergrad during the years of Class A drugs excess there, when the grander students were treated very leniently by the Oxford magistrates. One of whom was Alexander and Call Me Dave’s mum! See post ‘Is The Party Over Yet?’
Hans Kristian Rausing – heir to the Tetra Pak packaging company billions – is back in the news following the second police raid on his home this year. How did a member of this retiring, philanthropic family hit such difficult times? Stephen Moss reports.

Details of the A4 incident are as hazy as the Audi’s alleged driving. Some reports have the 44-year-old Rausing leaping out of the bedroom window of his Chelsea home when the police, with or without a battering ram, according to which report you believe, arrived. “Officers were let in by a member of staff at the house,” said the police’s less lurid, window-less account. “The premises were searched. He was not at the address and inquiries continue.” “They haven’t come back and I don’t know when they’ll be back,” a maid told reporters attempting to track down the Rausings.

Where might the police be looking for Rausing? His £50m estate in Barbados perhaps? Or the 900-acre estate in Sussex owned by his father Hans? Or on the luxury cruise liner The World, on which Hans Jr owns an apartment. This promises to be an exotic inquiry. In reality, however, Interpol has not been alerted. The pursuit of Rausing will take the leisurely form of a letter from the Metropolitan Police traffic unit asking him to explain his actions, unless he pitches up at a police station to come clean in the next 28 days.

Rausing Jr’s travails have become, in tabloidese, “The curse of the Tetra Pak dynasty”. Drugs have been the demon haunting his gilded life. He and his wife met in a rehab clinic in the US and, after her arrest in April, Eva admitted her problems were not over. “I have made a serious mistake which I very much regret,” she said. “I intend to leave as soon as possible to seek the help that I very much need. I have made a grave error and I consider myself to have taken a wrong turn in the course of my life. I am very sorry for the upset I have caused. I thank my family and friends for their kindness and understanding.”

The irony is that for the past decade the Rausings have been in the forefront of the battle against drugs. Hans Jr has been one of the prime movers in the charity Mentor, which tries to steer young people away from drugs. Eva is its patron and has donated an estimated £700,000 to the charity since it was founded seven years ago. Prince Charles has described Rausing Jr as a “very special philanthropist” because of his support for Mentor and other drugs charities.

The curse of the Tetra Pak dynasty has so far proved a selective one. Hans Kristian is the youngest of Hans Rausing’s three children, and his two sisters are notable for their academic achievements and tireless philanthropy. If we want to indulge in amateur psychology, it looks very much like the youngest child finding it impossible to compete with his high-flying siblings and attempting to establish an identity for himself through rebellion.

Whereas Lisbet Rausing, Hans Kristian’s eldest sister, studied at Berkeley and Harvard and is now a research fellow at Imperial College, and Sigrid studied at York and did a PhD in anthropology at University College London, their brother’s education was patchier. The only anthropology he seems to have done was in India, where he made rather too close a study of the indigenous drug culture. He was being treated in a clinic in the US for the addiction that had developed in India when he met his wife-to-be, Eva Kemeny, the similarly troubled daughter of a wealthy Pepsi executive. They now have four young children.

The Rausing family secrets are difficult to uncover. Father Hans, now in his 80s and living in Wadhurst, Sussex, where he raises deer and collects vintage cars, is the reclusive’s reclusive. He sold his half of the Tetra Pak company, which was founded by his father Ruben in the early 1950s, to his now late brother Gad in 1996 for close on £5bn. Tetra Pak is now controlled by Gad’s three children, Kirsten, Finn and Jorn, all of whom keep a subterranean profile (partly, it is believed, because of an attempt to kidnap Jorn in 1989). But Hans Sr is far from retired from business, and has investments in Russia and Ukraine. His personal fortune is estimated at almost £6bn. Gad’s widow, Birgit, who lives in Switzerland, also owns a substantial part of Tetra Laval, the giant packaging company that grew from the famous tetrahedron pack that Ruben Rausing patented in 1944.

Hans’ sale of his part of the company may be at the heart of his son’s difficulties in finding a role. Whereas Gad’s children take an active part in the management of Tetra Laval, Hans apparently has his charity work, occasional tennis, opera-going, and oceans of time. As the Sunday Telegraph noted at the time of the drug allegations in April, he is described as a financier, but it is difficult to see what he finances.

His sisters, with their academic rootedness and their orchestrated philanthropy, have managed to circumvent these dangers. They have also, unusually for this retiring clan, given insights into their world. Indeed, Lisbet, the eldest but least publicly known of Hans’ three children, has given a clue to what may be the central fact about the dynasty: that they are an ordinary, unassuming provincial Swedish family who feel uncomfortable with the trappings of plutocracy. Perhaps the curse of the Tetra Pak does have some mileage after all.

The Rausing children grew up in Lund, a solid, churchy university town in southern Sweden. Sigrid has described it as a “typical 60s upbringing”. Hans and Gad only decamped to the UK with their families in the early 80s, when the appeal of the Thatcherite tax regime over Swedish welfarism became too great (Gad later moved on to the even more “tax-efficient” Switzerland).

Lisbet has drawn a fetching picture of life in Lunt: “We didn’t have cooks or chauffeurs, or anything. Sweden is different from England that way. More classless. And I am glad because it meant I learned how to do things: how to cook and so forth. My younger brother and sister and I always had the same pocket money as everyone else, and we went to normal village schools. I suppose some of the other children might have been aware of our family being different. But the little medieval university town I grew up in was very academic. A lot of the kids were children of vicars and doctors.” The fact that his family left Lunt and became global tax exiles when he was in his late teens may have left its mark on Hans Kristian.

Lisbet has also stressed her father’s lack of interest in money (a claim that does not quite square with the family’s flight from tax-heavy Sweden). “I don’t think my father ever thought money was important,” she says. “He was – still is – always thinking about machines and innovations and fixing things. That is his passion. He just likes solving problems. He has that kind of mind. Money is a by-product.” Friends emphasise Hans Sr’s bookishness, a quality shared by his wife Marit, who had been a lecturer in medieval German. This was an ordinary, academic, middle-class Swedish family saddled with an invention capable of generating the most extraordinary amounts of money, the Harry Potter of packaging patents.

Sigrid also gave a rare, and revealing, interview to the Guardian in 2004, in which she explained that excessive wealth was not all it was cracked up to be. “I grew up being acutely uncomfortable,” she said. “In the 1960s and 70s, Sweden was very progressive, not a good place to be a capitalist. I spent so many of my teenage years skulking in doorways, hiding away. I was very paranoid about anyone finding me out. I wanted to be who I was and didn’t want to hide anything any more. I know people who are emotionally crippled by money they inherited. It does not help anyone.”

Lisbet and Sigrid both have houses in Holland Park and large Scottish estates. But they do give the impression that they would have been perfectly happy never to have inherited a laminated chunk of the Tetra Pak billions. Sigrid, who has carved out a new career as proprietor of Granta Magazine and Portobello Books, devoted the best part of a decade to working on a book (based on her PhD), History, Memory and Identity in Post-Soviet Estonia: The End of a Collective Farm, which is not something you could imagine Paris Hilton doing.

Sigrid has engaged in philanthropy of an industrial scale and given away an estimated £50m. Might guilt be one element driving her giving? In 2002 the investigative reporter Nick Davies wrote a long article in the Guardian alleging that Hans Rausing Sr was using his “non-domicile” status in the UK (resident here but without having severed all his connections with Sweden) to minimise tax payments on his vast fortune. When a Guardian journalist raised this with Sigrid in an interview two years later, asking her how she had reacted to the allegations, her response was telling: “I cried and cried. You shouldn’t blame someone for following the tax regime in a country. One should blame the government for their rules.”

Sigrid described herself as a liberal, and said that great wealth was something you had to come to terms with. “Be open about it and be active with it.” In an interview with Vogue in 2006, she embraced the guilt question head on when asked why, when she was young, she found it so hard to say no to requests for money. “I would like to think it was guilt,” she said, “but I think it was probably shame, if I can make that distinction. People knew you had money, so you could never say, ‘Come back next month.’ Once you start giving away large sums of money and you find the causes you’re really interested in, then you can say no quite legitimately.” She also told Vogue that the original move from Sweden had not been prompted by a desire to exploit non-dom status in the UK, but by fear of Sweden’s punitive inheritance tax regime. “It was so high in Sweden,” she said, “that if my father and uncle had died, the company would effectively have been nationalised.”

Her attitude to money, as with her father, is paradoxical. They’re not that keen on it, but don’t want to lose it. They will give away large amounts of it, but are anxious to avoid tax where they can. Hans Sr is said to be frugal in personal habits and to be critical of fellow billionaires who flaunt their wealth, yet lives in a luxurious, marble-floored house on his large Sussex estate, with his beloved deer roaming across his rolling acres. The family is vestigially Swedish, but with a large helping of nouveau riche Russian.

It’s a tricky combination. Sigrid has admitted suffering from depression in her mid-20s and to undergoing therapy. When she was 34, she married art dealer Dennis Hotz and converted to Judaism (they later divorced and she is now married to the film producer Eric Abraham). The guilt she feels at the treatment of Jews, which fed her conversion, reflects a wider concern with injustice. “We live in a profoundly unfair society,” she said in her Vogue interview. “Wealth is increasing for the wealthy and debt is increasing for those in debt. Once you know that, it seems to me that you can’t not try to do something for the common good with that money.”

Sigrid’s answer has been to throw herself into philanthropy and to cultivate the literati. If you’ve got vast quantities of money, spend it on what matters to you. She says she has found patronage “liberating”. It seems that her brother has yet to find that sense of liberation. For him, vast wealth has been a prison. The prang on the A4 was a minor incident given unwarranted attention by the media. But within it is a sorrow that reminds us that wealth does not bring happiness, and that there are worse fates than a perpetual credit-card bill.

Eva Rausing’s sister Bo was formerly married to Jack Kidd, the brother of model Jodie Kidd…

An article in the Daily Mail in 2008 stated re the Rausings that the family investments are an ‘impenetrable web’, invested through holdings ‘understood to funnel back to Liechtenstein and the Cayman Islands’.

Cap’n Bob’s dosh was invested in Liechtenstein…

Hans married again after ‘delaying the burial’ of Eva’s body. He married Julia Delves Broughton, daughter of Sir Evelyn Delves Broughton, 12th Bt, in June 2014. Julia is the sister of Isabella Blow (née Delves Broughton), who was raised on the family estate Doddington Park in Staffordshire. Isabella has starred in earlier posts. She was a highly influential fashion designer who encountered serious mental health problems and was found dead on 7 May 2007 after clinical negligence on the part of an expensive private healthcare facility so impressive that it would have made the Hergest Unit proud.

Isabella Blow

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Isabella Blow arrives as a guest at the Turner Prize, December 2005.
Born
Isabella Delves Broughton

(1958-11-19)19 November 1958

Died 7 May 2007(2007-05-07) (aged 48)

Cause of death Suicide by paraquat poisoning
Resting place Gloucester Cathedral
Years active 1993–2007
Spouse(s) Nicholas Taylor (1981–1983)
Detmar Blow (1989–2007)

Isabella “Issie” Blow (19 November 1958-7 May 2007) was the muse of hat designer Philip Treacy, and is credited with discovering the models Stella Tennant and Sophie Dahl as well as propelling and continually advocating the career of fashion designer Alexander McQueen

Isabella was born in Marylebone – Harley Street Land – and was the eldest child of Major Sir Evelyn Delves Broughton, a Military officer, and his second wife, Helen Mary Shore, a barrister. Sir Evelyn was the only son of Jock Delves Broughton; his sister, Rosamond, married Simon Fraser, 15th Lord Lovat in 1938.

Blow had two sisters, Julia and Lavinia; her brother, John, drowned in the family’s swimming pool at the age of 2. In 1972, when she was 14, Isabella’s parents separated and her mother left the household, bidding each daughter farewell with a handshake. Her parents divorced two years later. Isabella did not get along with her father, who bequeathed her only £5,000 from his estate, which was worth more than one million pounds. Blow studied for her A-levels at Heathfield School, after which she enrolled at a secretarial college and then took odd jobs.

Blow moved to New York City in 1979 to study Ancient Chinese Art at Columbia University and shared a flat with the actress Catherine Oxenberg. A year later, she left the Art History programme at Columbia, moved to Texas and worked for Guy Laroche. In 1981 she married her first husband, Nicholas Taylor (whom she divorced in 1983), and was introduced to the fashion director of the US edition of Vogue, Anna Wintour. Blow was hired initially as Wintour’s assistant, but it was not long before she was assisting André Leon Talley, as of 2008 US Vogues editor-at-large. While working in New York, Isabella befriended Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat.

Andy Warhol died suddenly and unexpectedly on 22 Feb 1987, when the international trafficking/drug distribution operation that involved Ollie Brooke and numerous other Top Docs and lawyers was rather jumpy, what with Ollie having gone to jail just two months previously. The Gay Plague had taken off, in the US as well as the UK…

Warhol died in Manhattan at 6:32 a.m. on February 22, 1987 at age 58. According to news reports, he had been making a good recovery from gallbladder surgery at New York Hospital before dying in his sleep from a sudden post-operative irregular heartbeat. Prior to his diagnosis and operation, Warhol delayed having his recurring gallbladder problems checked, as he was afraid to enter hospitals and see doctors. His family sued the hospital for inadequate care, saying that the arrhythmia was caused by improper care and water intoxication. The malpractice case was quickly settled out of court; Warhol’s family received an undisclosed sum of money.

Isabella Blow returned to London in 1986 and worked for Michael Roberts, then the fashion director of ‘Tatler’ and ‘The Sunday Times’ Style magazine. During this period she was romantically linked to editor Tim Willis. In 1989, Blow married her second husband, barrister and art dealer Detmar Hamilton Blow, a grandson (and namesake) of the early 20th-century society architect Detmar Blow, in Gloucester Cathedral. Philip Treacy designed the bride’s wedding headdress and a now-famous fashion relationship was forged. Realizing Treacy’s talent, Blow established Treacy in her London flat, where he worked on his collections.

In 1993 Isabella worked with the photographer Steven Meisel producing the Babes in London shoot, which featured Plum Sykes, Bella Freud and Honor Fraser. See previous posts for gen on Plum and Bella Freud. Blow was the fashion director of Tatler and consulted for DuPont Lycra, Lacoste, and Swarovski.

Blow starred in 2005 in a project by artist Matthieu Laurette, commissioned and produced by Frieze Projects 2005. It consisted of daily guided tours of Frieze Art Fair led by Blow and fellow international fashion experts Peter Saville, Kira Joliffe, and Bay Garnett. Shortly before her death, Blow was the creative director and stylist of a series of books for an Arabic beauty magazine, Alef; the books were being produced by Kuwaiti fashion entrepreneur Sheikh Majed al-Sabah.

Toward the end of her life, Blow became seriously depressed. Diana Mitford’s granddaughter, Daphne Guinness, a friend of Blow’s, stated: “She was upset that Alexander McQueen didn’t take her along when he sold his brand to Gucci. Once the deals started happening, she fell by the wayside. Everybody else got contracts, and she got a free dress”. According to a 2002 interview with Tamsin Blanchard, it was Blow who brokered the deal in which Gucci purchased McQueen’s label. Other pressures on her included financial problems (Blow was disinherited by her father in 1994) and infertility.

Isabella and Detmar Blow separated in 2004. Detmar Blow went on to have an affair with Stephanie Theobald, the society editor of British ‘Harper’s Bizarre’. Isabella was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and began undergoing ECT. She also had an affair with Matthew Mellon; however, after an eighteen-month separation, Isabella and Detmar Blow were reconciled.

Soon afterward, Isabella was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Isabella began telling friends that she was suicidal. In 2006, Blow attempted suicide with an overdose of sleeping pills. Later that year, Blow again attempted suicide by jumping from the Hammersmith Flyover, which resulted in her breaking both ankles. Blow made several more suicide attempts in 2007, by driving her car into the rear of a lorry, attempting to obtain horse tranquilizers, trying to drown herself in a lake and by overdosing while on a beach in India.

Isabella’s wiki entry tells us that: On 6 May 2007, during a weekend house party at Hilles, where the guests included Philip Treacy and his partner, Stefan Bartlett, Blow announced that she was going shopping. Instead, she was later discovered collapsed on a bathroom floor by her sister Lavinia and was taken to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, where Blow told the doctor she had drunk the weedkiller Paraquat. She died at the hospital the following day. Blow’s death was initially reported as being caused by ovarian cancer; however, a coroner later ruled the death a suicide. At the inquest, Blow’s sister, Lavinia Verney, stated that after she discovered her sister had ingested the poison, Blow had told her, “I’m worried that I haven’t taken enough.”

There are other accounts of Isabella’s final days detailing appalling negligence, of a highly paid Angel ‘specifically allocated’ to Isabella who didn’t recognise Isabella or know who she was, of Angels and Top Docs allowing Isabella to leave the premises alone in the aftermath of serious suicide attempts when no sensible person would have left Isabella alone for 10 mins…

The Guardian, 12 May 2007:

Her sister-in-law, Selina Blow, told the Guardian she had recently undergone an operation for ovarian cancer and her health had suffered badly as a result. “We are all very upset,” said Ms Blow yesterday…

Tests carried out on Blow’s body proved positive for weedkiller, according to the Gloucestershire deputy coroner, David Dooley.

[Isabella’s] father-in-law, who struggled with depression, also took his own life by taking weedkiller.

Last weekend she had hosted a party at Hilles, her Cotswolds country home, with guests including royal milliner Philip Treacy, whose career she had helped promote by wearing his most colourful creations. She told them she was going shopping, but was found later in a “poorly state” by her sister.

She died in Gloucestershire Royal hospital on Monday.

Mr Dooley, who opened the inquest on Thursday, said the initial cause of death was given by the pathologist, Neil Shepherd, as being from the effects of a drug overdose. “I have queried this with Prof Shepherd and he says that is the right way of describing the pharmacological effect of any chemical on the body. We will need to take formal statements and investigate all the circumstances and this will be dealt with before the main inquest on October 24.”

A stylist who helped launch the careers of Alexander McQueen and Julien Macdonald, Blow was once described as one of the 20 most important people in fashion. Born Isabella Delves Broughton in 1958, she was the granddaughter of “Jock” Delves Broughton, who was tried and acquitted for the murder of the 22nd Earl of Errol in Kenya in 1941. He later returned to Britain and committed suicide…

Isabella’s close friend and one-time colleague Philip Treacy now makes hats for Royalty. Thirty-six of Treacy’s hats were worn at the William and Princess Middleton’s wedding in April 2011. Treacy designed over 20 of the hats worn at Harry and Meghan’s wedding in May 2018, including those worn by Camilla, Princess Middleton and Oprah Winfrey. Meghan chose a Treacy hat for her first official Royal event in December 2017.

In July 2018, Treacy credited Brenda with “single–handedly saving the British hat industry”. I think he meant ‘my business’.

Camilla, sporting a Treacy hat in June 2012

Philip Treacy was awarded an honorary OBE for services to the British fashion industry by Carlo and Camilla at a special ceremony in  Clarence House in November 2007. Treacy designed the headdress worn by Camilla for her wedding to Carlo.

Isabella’s funeral was held at Gloucester Cathedral on 15 May 2007. Her pallbearers included her godson Otis Ferry, a son of the rock star Bryan Ferry. Actor Rupert Everett and actress Joan Collins delivered eulogies and opera singer Charles Eliasch sang. A memorial service was held in the Guards Chapel in London on 18 September 2007, where Anna Wintour and Geordie Greig (UK newspaper exec: see post ‘Did Glenda Play A Key Role In Keeping It All Out Of The Media?’) spoke. Prince Michael and Princess Michael of Kent were in attendance.

Otis Ferry’s mum Lucy was found shot dead on 23 July 2018. ‘Suicide’. Lucy Margaret Mary Birley (formerly Ferry; née Helmore; 18 September 1959-23 July 2018) was a model and socialite who was divorced from Bryan Ferry and married to Robin Birley.

Lucy Birley was born in Shropshire. Her father worked for many years at Lloyd’s of London .Lucy was photographed by photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, and designers such as Christian Lacroix, Manolo Blahnik and Philip Treacy cited her as an influence on their work”. Lucy posed as the cover model for Roxy Music’s album ‘Avalon’. Aged 22 and with Ferry 14 years her senior, they married on 26 June 1982, at the Church of St Anthony and St George at Duncton, West Sussex. The Ferrys divorced on 31 March 2003; Lucy was reportedly paid £10 million in the settlement.

In October 2006, Lucy married Robin Birley, the 48-year-old son of Lady Annabel Goldsmith and Mark Birley. The Goldsmiths are linked to Dafydd’s network, as discussed in previous posts and comments….

Lucy Birley died on 23 July 2018, aged 58, from a ‘self-inflicted gunshot’ while on holiday in the Republic of Ireland.

Lee Alexander McQueen (17 March 1969-11 February 2010) ‘died by suicide in 2010, at the age of 40, at his home in Mayfair’. McQueen’s death was announced on the afternoon of 11 February 2010. In the morning, his housekeeper found him hanged at his home. Paramedics were called and they pronounced him dead at the scene.

David LaChapelle, a friend of the designer, said that McQueen “was doing a lot of drugs and was very unhappy” at the time of his death. Dr Stephen Pereira, McQueen’s psychiatrist, said he had mixed anxiety and depressive disorder for at least three years and had twice taken drug overdoses as “cries for help”. Pereira also said that McQueen had repeatedly missed psychiatric sessions, adding that there had been “enormous difficulty in getting him to personally, physically come to appointments”.

McQueen left a note saying, “Look after my dogs, sorry, I love you, Lee.” The Met Police stated that the note was not suspicious, but did not confirm that the death was a suicide. On 17 February 2010, Westminster Coroner’s Court was told that a post-mortem found that McQueen’s death was due to  asphyxiation and hanging. The inquest was adjourned until 28 April 2010, where McQueen’s death was officially recorded as suicide. McQueen, who had been diagnosed with mixed anxiety and depressive disorder, took an overdose prior to hanging himself. He had taken drug overdoses in May and July 2009. Coroner Dr Paul Knapman reported finding “a significant level of cocaine, sleeping pills, and tranquillizers in the blood samples taken after the designer’s death.”

Paul Knapman trained at St George’s and for decades has been wheeled out to pronounce on every dodgy celebrity death. When I worked in London I was told, openly, that Knapman was ‘corrupt’. Knapman was the Coroner for Lord Lucan’s nanny Sandra Rivett. Lord Lucan was mates with Sir Jams Goldsmith and Lady Lucan was denounced as mad by psychiatrists paid by her husband. On the night that her husband disappeared, Lady Lucan turned up at St George’s Hospital with head injuries and valuable time was wasted because St George’s denounced her as er mad. Meanwhile there was a dead nanny in the basement of the family home and Lord L buggered off, never to be seen again. See previous posts.

Paul Knapman was also the man who told an inquest that Lord Snowdon’s long-term mistress Ann Hills ‘had committed suicide’ after consuming a quantity of tablets that any Top Doc or toxicologist would know could not have killed her and was found in a kneeling position dressed in party gear in a kneeling position on the roof of her penthouse in London. Ann’s father was a Top Doc who was a cousin of Sigmund Freud and was facilitating organised abuse. Ann worked as a high class call girl and was found dead days before the Waterhouse Inquiry opened. See ‘Error Of Judgement?’

On behalf of Lee McQueen’s family, Alexander McQueen [the company] today announces the tragic news that Lee McQueen, the founder and designer of the Alexander McQueen brand, has been found dead at his home. At this stage it is inappropriate to comment on this tragic news beyond saying that we are devastated and are sharing a sense of shock and grief with Lee’s family. Lee’s family has asked for privacy in order to come to terms with this terrible news and we hope the media will respect this.

— Alexander McQueen Office, Official Website, 11 February 2010

On 3 February 2010, McQueen wrote on his Twitter page that his mother had died the day before, adding: “RIP mumxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.” Four days later, he wrote that he had had an “awful week” but said “friends have been great”, adding: “now i have to some how pull myself together”. McQueen is survived by his father, three sisters, and two brothers.

McQueen’s funeral took place on 25 February 2010 at St. Paul’s Church, Knightsbridge. His ashes were later scattered on the Isle of Skye at Kilmuir. His Skye ancestry had been a strong influence in his life and work. McQueen’s Scottish heritage – his father was born and had ancestral roots in Skye – was evident in his life and work. In asking for his remains to be interred in Kilmuir, looking over the sea in the north of Skye, Alexander McQueen has joined members of his clan going back over many generations.

Can that other celebrity Scot from a wee rural island background Lord Jack McConnell, who knows a great deal about Dafydd’s criminality and indeed rose to the top of the Labour Party in Scotland by concealing it, as described in previous posts, tell us anything about McQueen’s final days?

A memorial was held for McQueen on 20 September 2010. It was attended by Björk, Kate Moss, Sarah Jessica Parker, Naomi Campbell, Stella McCartney, Lady Gaga and Anna Wintour amongst 2,500 other invited guests. On 18 February 2010, Robert Polet, the President and Chief Executive of the Gucci Group, announced that the Alexander McQueen business would carry on without its founder and creative director. The BBC reported that McQueen had reserved £50,000 of his wealth for his pet dogs so they could live in the lap of luxury for the rest of their lives. He also bequeathed £100,000 each to four charities; these include the Battersea Dogs and Cats Home in South London and the Blue Cross animal welfare charity in Burford, Oxfordshire.

Note To Wider Society: Lest you still haven’t got the message, these folk are not jumping, they are being pushed and pushed by the Top Doctors. There is lie after lie after lie after lie being told, to the patients, to the families, to the media and at the inquests. At least some of the deaths are not even Top Docs ‘making mistakes’ or ‘not being able to save the patient’. They are good old fashioned murders. Follow the trail to Dafydd. Every bloody time. He’s a gangster who ran/runs a massive drug dealing operation and porn/sex work empire. And we were unlawfully left with him, although we told EVERYONE what he was doing.

 

Well, now I’ve written the blog and named the guilty, shall I mop up all the urine that’s covering the floor, after the rest of the world sat there wetting themselves for years while people died? I don’t work for the NHS so I can clean up blood, turds, urine etc, I don’t have to snap that I’m not paid to do that and bugger off while every other employee on the premises refuses to do it too. I knew that the Top Docs were sexually assaulting and killing people as well. I knew it years ago and I provided details in numerous letters to many people in authority. So lots of people conspired to have me framed and locked up, using the Expert Opinion of the Top Docs whom I had named as being involved in serious criminal activity.

 

She wasn’t very bright, she was 19 and had no idea what she was letting herself in for:

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Accidents Happen

Nicholas Soames popped up on Radio 4 very recently banging on about a possible constitutional crisis, which reminded me that this dreadful old git still exists. Fatty Soames is best known for being the grandson of Churchill and a close friend of Carlo, as well as the most offensive man in the Commons.

Fatty is a ‘Private Eye’ favourite, they’re nearly as fond of Fatty as they used to be of Sir Jams Fishpaste.

Sir Nicholas Soames

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Shadow Secretary of State for Defence
In office
6 November 2003 – 10 May 2005
Leader Michael Howard
Preceded by Bernard Jenkin
Succeeded by Michael Ancram
Minister of State for the Armed Forces
In office
20 July 1994 – 2 May 1997
Prime Minister John Major
Preceded by Jeremy Hanley
Succeeded by John Reid
Parliamentary Secretary to the
Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food
In office
14 April 1992 – 20 July 1994
Prime Minister John Major
Preceded by David MacLean
Succeeded by Angela Browning
Member of Parliament
for Mid Sussex
Assumed office
1 May 1997
Preceded by Tim Renton
Majority 19,673 (31.9%)
Member of Parliament
for Crawley
In office
9 June 1983 – 1 May 1997
Preceded by Peter Hordern (Horsham and Crawley)
Succeeded by Laura Moffatt
Personal details
Born
Arthur Nicholas Winston Soames

12 February 1948 (age 71)
Croydon, Surrey, England

Political party Conservative
Spouse(s)
Catherine Weatherall
(m. 1981–1988)
Serena Smith
(m. 1993)
Children 3
Parents Christopher Soames
Mary Churchill
Alma mater Mons Officer Cadet School
Website Official website
Military career
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch  British Army
Years of service 1967–1975
Rank Second lieutenant
Service number 484270
Unit 11th Hussars
Royal Hussars

Sir Arthur Nicholas Winston Soames (born 12 February 1948), sometimes known as Nick Soames, served as the Tory MP for Crawley, 1983-97; since 1997 Fatty has been the MP for Mid-Sussex.

Fatty was Minister of State for the Armed Forces, 20 July 1994-2 May 1997, in John Major’s Gov’t. During that time, Fatty’s mate Carlo, in his capacity as Chancellor of UCNW, was presiding over the Gwerin’s en masse attack on senior sociologist Graham Day and sociologist Nerys Patterson, after Graham and Nerys dared spill the Gang’s pints. See eg. ‘Badlands’. The real problem that the Gang had was the trial of Peter Howarth for the sexual abuse of boys in care in north Wales, Patient F and I refusing to shut up about Dafydd sexually exploiting patients, Brown providing yet more evidence of Dafydd trying to bribe me into withdrawing my complaint, the Jillings investigation etc.

Lord David Treisman was General Secretary of the AUT at the time; the AUT represented some of the most badly behaved members of the Gang employed at UNCW. At the time, one of the AUT reps at UCNW was the son of a local Top Doctor who had worked with Dafydd and Gwynne and was of the Gang. Early in his career, David Treisman worked as a researcher at the Institute of Psychiatry at the Maudsley, in the Addiction Unit. The Maudsley was run entirely by Dafydd’s mates at that time and the chaos and Class A drug dealing that passed for Dafydd’s ‘detox treatment’ in north Wales (that was reaching impressive heights when the Gang declared war on Graham Day, as discussed in ‘The Evolution Of A Drugs Baron?’) had been learned by Dafydd at the knee of the people responsible for the Addiction Unit at the Institute of Psychiatry.

Treisman, once a Maoist and a member of the Communist Party, later achieved greatness in the Labour Party, serving as General Secretary, 24 July 2001-16 Dec 2003, where a significant part of his job was to maintain the support of the trade unions who had become disillusioned with Miranda’s Gov’t.

Treisman’s parents were of Eastern European Jewish origin and active Communists. Triesman was educated at the Stationers’ Company’s School in London, before going to Essex University and then King’s College, Cambridge.

After Triesman’s time working with Dafydd’s mates at the Maudsley, for a number of years, he was an academic at the South Bank Polytechnic (now London South Bank University) and held roles in NATFHE. A number of graduates of the South Bank Poly worked as social workers in north Wales and were named in the Waterhouse Report. Triesman became a full-time union official of NATFHE in 1984, holding the post of National Negotiating Secretary. He was General Secretary of the AUT, 1993-2001. In 2000, Treisman was elected a Visiting Fellow of Wolfson College, Cambridge.

Treisman was created a life peer on 9 January 2004 taking the title Baron Triesman, of Tottenham in the London Borough of Haringey. 

Previous posts eg. ‘A Direct Threat From MIND In Haringey ‘ have discussed how, by 1986 when I lived in Harringay, the Borough was controlled by a ring working in collaboration with Dafydd.

In 2004, Treisman was appointed as a Lord in Waiting (Gov’t Whip in the Lords).

Under Miranda, Triesman served as a junior Minister in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, 10 May 2005-28 June 2007, with responsibility for relations with Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, Overseas Territories, the Commonwealth, UK visas, migration policy working directly with Miranda, consular policy, the British Council, the BBC World Service and the Chevening Scholarships Scheme. During this period, Treisman conducted negotiations with Iran to secure the release of a group of British naval and marine personnel who had been taken prisoner in the Upper Persian Gulf.

From 29 June 2007 until 5 Jan 2008, Treisman was moved to the newly created post of Parliamentary Under-Secretary of the Dept of Innovation, Universities and Skills. In this role, Treisman had responsibility for quality in HE, innovation and intellectual property and future planning. Then perhaps he can explain why chaos, rigging results and cooking the books was the order of the day throughout so much of the HE sector at the time, the extent of which is now becoming evident and erupting in serious problems throughout HE. Such as the recently launched police investigation into serious organised crime in Swansea University. I heard about that when you were busy upholding ‘quality’ in HE Treisman and the pleas of concerned staff as to what some of their senior colleagues were doing at Swansea were ignored.

Treisman served as the Overseer of the University Sector in Gordon’s Gov’t when Merfyn as VC of Bangor University was facing a co-ordinated campaign by the Gang, supported by No 10, to force him out of his post. One man who openly stated that what was needed was a really powerful person to get Merfyn out was the son of that Top Doc who in the 1990s was an AUT rep in Bangor when Triesman was Gen Sec of the AUT and the Gang were causing havoc. Merfyn’s wife Nerys found that the Top Docs at the Walton Centre could do nothing for her when Treisman worked with Mandy and Ron Evans’s daughter and Nerys subsequently died.

One of the running themes re Gang-inspired Chaos At Bangor:

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By the time that Mandy was running the Dept of Business, Innovation and Skills in Oct 2008 – it might be remembered that the Dept was expanded to embrace so many matters that there was real public anger that the unelected Lord Mandy had been given nearly as much power as the PM – his right hand woman in terms of Civil Service mandarins was a lawyer who had grown up on Anglesey and gone to Ysgol David Hughes at Menai Bridge. Her dad was Ron Evans, the crooked lawyer who had been employed by Gwynedd County Council throughout the Paedophile Years and had been the man who kept that lot out of prison. I know this because Mandy’s aide’s mum, Ron’s wife, worked as a lecturer at Bangor University and told me that when the investigations had begun, Ron told everyone that what they had done was so serious and so inexcusable that none of them must ever admit it to any of it. Ron’s wife didn’t know that I had been one of the targets. I have in my possession stacks of documents written and signed by Ron, demonstrating perjury, conspiracy and the collusion of judges who were later promoted to the level of Lord Justice. Ron was also better at forging documents than his colleagues. See previous posts.

Ron Evans’s daughter loved working for Mandy, she thought that he was great. The only thing that Mandy hadn’t been able to arrange was good medical care for Ron when he developed cancer and suffered a nervous breakdown. He was left to rot just as an Enemy Of The Gang would have been.

Be afraid Mandy, be very afraid. The Top Docs are seriously out of control and if they think that you might blab in the future you too will find that There Is No More That They Can Do For You.

One Short-Sighted Twat:

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Lord Treisman served as Opposition (Labour) Lords Shadow Spokesperson for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, 2010-14.

Treisman is a member of the European Affairs External Affairs Select Committee. He is Chairman of the Design Commission. Treisman is Co-chairman of the All Party St Lucia Group and a member of the All Party China and Chinese in Britain Group.

Treisman is a Senior Visiting Fellow at Warwick University and a Visiting Fellow at the LSE. Triesman is a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society and the Royal Society of Arts (RSA). In 2015, he was awarded the Icebreaker Award by the Chinese Ambassador to the UK for services to Chinese-UK relations, including football.

Triesman is a member of the Henry Jackson Society‘s Political Council and a member of the European Leadership Network Board and Top Level Group.

A longtime fan of Spurs and Patron of the club’s charitable Foundation, Triesman became the first independent Chairman of the Football Association of in January 2008. He resigned in May 2010. Triesman was a Board member at Wembley National Stadium, the Premier League shareholders’ meeting, the Football Foundation and is a qualified senior football referee. In February 2011 Treisman testified before a Parliamentary Committee on the state of the administration of English football. He was heavily critical of the FA, saying it was shying away from governing the game. Treisman was especially damning of the FA’s administrative procedures and its working relationship with other football bodies, in particular the Premier League.

Did Treisman ever hear anything about the organised abuse of young football hopefuls which seems to have been such a problem or did Triesman not notice anything amiss, a la his time at the Maudsley where his colleagues, Dafydd’s mates, were running a trafficking ring and flogging Class A drugs to the patients whom they were Helping?

Triesman has been involved in business in real estate, banking, publishing and fine art. He has served on the boards and advisory boards of several companies including Chairing Victoria Management, the advisory board of UBS and Templewood Merchant Bank and some of its subsidiaries. He is an Executive Board member of the Salamanca Group and its subsidiaries, One Ocean Enterprises, Funding Affordable Homes (and its Housing Association).

Triesman resigned from the Labour group in the House of Lords in July 2019 in support of Little Nell’s traumas in the face of Jezza’s Anti-Semitism. Jezza must have been heart-broken seeing the old bastard go.

Triesman spent many years in a relationship with the writer and critic Michelene Wandor until they split up in the late 1990s. Michelene was known from 1963 to at least 1979 as Michelene Victor. Her parents were early 20th-century Russian Jewish émigrés. After attending Chingford Secondary Modern and High Schools, Wandor studied English at Newnham College, Cambridge, graduating in 1962. She also has Master’s degrees from Essex University and in Music from London University/Trinity College of Music, London.

Wandor has been active in the Women’s Liberation Movement since 1969 and edited its first collection of essays, The Body Politic, in 1972. Once a Feminist followed in 1990 and is an oral history of the previous 20 years. She was poetry editor of the original ‘Time Out’ magazine from 1971 to 1982. In 1982 her work was included in Touch Papers: Three Women Poets (with Michèle Roberts and Judith Kazantzis, published by Allison and Busby.

As with her more famous Newnham College peer Germaine Greer, you won’t hear a peep out of Michelene about the organised abuse of girls and women by the welfare state or the unlawful denial of NHS terminations to all women for any reason across the whole of north Wales until approx. 1990 (see post ‘It’s Bachman Turner Overdrive – Not Arf’). Germaine has braved the Transgender Debate, as has Julie Bindel and in doing so they have withstood the sort of crap thrown at them that has caused so many less brave feminists to keep quiet. But neither Julie or Germaine have dared touch organised abuse and institutional corruption in the medico-legal system, although they do know about it. See previous posts…

Treisman married Lucy Hooberman, a former BBC executive, in 2006 and has a daughter.

Lucy can be found on the website of Warwick University:

Lucy Hooberman | Professor of Digital Media and Innovation

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Prior to joining the Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG) at the University of Warwick, Lucy worked at the BBC for fifteen years in a variety of roles within Documentary, Drama, Independent Commissioning and since 2000 in an Interdisciplinary Lab focusing on innovation and creativity set up by John Birt to explore what the advent of the world wide web would mean for the BBC in terms of policy, working practise, programme making and content as well as strategy. This future-focused job took Lucy away from the practise and management of programme making and editorial decision making to a more strategic focus. The unit brought horizon scanning, scenario planning and design thinking to the BBC, alongside a practise of prototyping , testing and Imagineering!

Lucy joined the BBC in 1993 from a career in Independent Producing, documentary and drama programme making for Channel Four television , the British Film Institute and Polydor Records. Her first love was the arts and she worked at the Arts Council and the Institute of Contemporary Arts to produce talks and seminars for the public to come face to face with writers, designers, media workers and many more.

She is currently on the Board of Fevered Sleep, a performance and arts production company, a member of BAFTA and the Royal Society of Arts.

 

Fatty Soames was Minister of State for the Armed Forces throughout and remained in post throughout the first few months of the Waterhouse Inquiry.

Sir William Mars-Jones, one of the biggest umbrellas enjoyed by Gwynne and Dafydd et al who was highly effective in both London legal circles and on the ground in north Wales, the Mars-Jones’s being one of the farming families who ran Denbighshire – Mars-Jones was Ronnie Waterhouse’s pupil master and lifelong friend (see previous posts) and virtually a resident of the Garrick – stood down as President of UCNW in 1994 and was replaced by the Windbag’s mate Lord Cledwyn. Professor Eric Sunderland, a well-camouflaged friend of the Gang of old, stood down as Principal/VC of UCNW in the same year and was replaced by Prof Roy Evans, another paedophiles’ friend but one who didn’t emerge with as spotless a reputation as Eric did.

John Smith died on 12 May 1994 and Miranda became Leader of the Labour Party on 21 July 1994.

Fatty Soames was appointed Minister of State for the Armed Forces on 20 July 1994.

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On 9 June Matt Arnold, the former Head of Bryn Estyn, died from an ‘unspecified blood infection’. On 13 June 1994, Arnold’s long-time colleague and friend Peter Howarth faced the first day of his trial Chester Crown Court for the sexual abuse of boys in care in north Wales. On 8 July 1994 Howarth was found guilty and sentenced to 10 years inside.

Prior to relocating to Bryn Estyn in 1973, Arnold and Howarth had worked together at Axwell Park Approved School in Gateshead, on the turf of the big ring in the North East, which worked in partnership with Gwynne and Dafydd’s Gang. The organised abuse at Axwell Park had been concealed in the 1960s by Ernest Armstrong, a Sunderland Borough Councillor and Chair of the Education Committee who then served as the Labour MP for Durham North West, 1964-87. Ernest had when younger trained as a teacher at the City of Leeds Teacher Training College and subsequently become a Headmaster. Ernest was the helpful soul who assisted Miranda in finding that safe Labour seat of Sedgefield. Ernest was succeeded in his own seat by his daughter Hilary – later Baroness Hilary – Armstrong, who became one of Miranda’s inner circle. See post ‘The Most Dangerous Man In The World – Part III’.

Miranda was elected to the Commons in the same General Election as Fatty, June 1983. At the time, I had been clobbered badly with depression and had been coerced into seeing Dr D.G.E. Wood by my tutor Adrian Bell who was mates with Wood as discussed in previous posts. Wood diagnosed serious depression but just would not provide meaningful help or advice to me or indeed Brown when Brown asked how he could best help. Wood stressed that Pills were not the answer, that a case like this needed psychotherapy. Brown and I were OK with Not Trying Pills but Brown really did not want me near Top Docs of any sort. Wood worked hard at gaining Brown’s confidence and ended up sending me to Gwynne the Royal Lobotomist who was running a trafficking ring, but not until early in 1984.

Wood really did nothing else at all; he wouldn’t respond to my concerns re the death threats that Brown had been receiving from Jan 1983 when he was in his last few months at Aston University, yet Wood kept emphasising that I should carry on making appointments to see him. Neither would Wood help when a crazed teenager on a Manpower Service Commission training scheme hosted by UCNW moved into our house and caused havoc. I have since found out that Patricia Margaret Edwards aka Trishles was a security services plant. She was working as a trainee technician with Adrian Bell’s wife, Alison, who was a technician and Alison’s colleagues. See previous posts eg. ‘They Got On Their Bikes And Looked For Work’ and ‘He Was Looking At I In A Funny Way…’

Amidst the many members of the security services who interpreted their duty re upholding national security to wrecking the lives of my friends and I because of the proximity of Carlo, Thatch, Lord Snowdon etc to the Gang and the history of Gwynne and Dafydd with Churchill, Eden, Macmillan and indeed every other former PM, were some very close to north Wales and Bangor University in particular. Two such agents were Sir Charles Evans, Principal of UCNW, 1958-84 and Sir William Mars-Jones. Charles Evans was a Top Doc but was really famous for being the Deputy Leader of the first successful Everest expedition in 1953 – the Leader, John Hunt, was a senior security services officer who served as Commander of Sandhurst and advised on policing in N Ireland during the Troubles – and Mars-Jones was a High Court judge who’s key role in the security services was disguised by a Cunning Plan.

That Cunning Plan was Mars-Jones presiding over the ‘ABC trial’ in 1978, during which Mars-Jones made a great display of Not Letting The Security Services Get Away With This, ‘This’ being an ‘oppressive prosecution’ under the Official Secrets Act. The Attorney-General was forced to drop all charges against the defendants. Mars-Jones being a No Nonsense Judge Who Stood Up To The Security Services received widespread admiring media coverage and was flagged up in his obituaries after he died.

Interesting Facts: in 1978 Mr Thrope was charged with conspiracy and incitement to kill. The Gang had already been in pursuit of Mary Wynch, who had gone into hiding amidst much publicity and would be wrongfully arrested and illegally imprisoned imminently. In 1977, Mars-Jones had presided over the trial of a number of Met officers from the Obscene Publications Squad accused of corruption. As with all police corruption trials to date, the principle offenders were not on trial and remained in the police. The Gang had a very profitable line in porn, not merely Penthouse-style material, but kiddie porn, bestiality, anything that would sell; that is why the Gang’s victims were subjected to terrorism tactics. If kids had to be persuaded to be filmed having sex with animals, it might take some doing.

When the No Nonsense Judge Banged Up Those Bent Coppers, Carlo had the year previously become Chancellor of the University of Wales (which included UCNW) and George Thomas, friend and client of the Gang, had become Speaker of the Commons.

There really was a great deal at stake so the No Nonsense Judge swung into action.

As for the AG who buckled under Mars-Jones’s judicial majesty in 1978, that was Lord Samuel Silkin, Jim Callaghan’s AG. Silkin was a Labour lawyer from a famous family of Labour lawyers. His brother John at one point was presumed to be the next Labour Party Leader, another brother was a Civil Service mandarin and their dad Lord Lewis Silkin had also been a Labour MP and lawyer. Mars-Jones had stood as the Labour candidate for Denbigh in 1945 and was mates with Callaghan, who for years had been at the thick of the cover-ups re Dafydd and Gwynne.

The No Nonsense Judge died on 10 Jan 1999, as his close pal Ronnie Waterhouse was drafting the Waterhouse Report. Thus the world was reminded once more of Mars-Jones’s Independence, Honesty and Morality Based On His Methodist Upbringing On A Denbighshire Farm. The whole of his family were in the thick of a long-standing paedophile ring (see previous posts) but that was not mentioned. Mars-Jones was well-known in London, where he was a leading light in the Garrick, President of the London Welsh Trust, 1988-94 (that spanned the major police investigation in north Wales) and a senior member of Gray’s Inn. Gray’s Inn also hosted Michael Mansfield and St Helena Kennedy, the UK’s most famous Radical Barrister and  the UK’s most famous Wimmin’s Champ of a Barrister. Who both knew Cherie Booth, a Radical Human Rights Feminist Barrister who’s husband became Leader of the Labour Party in 1994. I wrote to Michael Mansfield about the Gang towards the end of 1993 and received a one-sentence reply.

Ioan Bowen Rees, the Chief Exec of Gwynedd County Council who, along with his family, played a role in the ring as major as that of Mars-Jones, died on 4 May 1999. Ioan’s obituaries stressed this intellectual public servant’s humble roots in Snowdonia that ensured his sympathies were always with the common man.

The phrase ‘key members of a vicious local elite who had ruined north Wales and enslaved its population’ did not appear anywhere in the obits of Sir William and Ioan.

By early 1983, it was too dangerous for Brown to stay in Birmingham, so he spent as much time as he could at moved our house on Anglesey – we lived on the outskirts of the same village as Ron Evans who’s daughter worked for Mandy when she grew up – and moved in on a full-time basis as soon as he’d finished his finals in May 1983.

Then keep away from the Top Docs who live in Ron Evans’s village who send their kids to the same school as Ron sends his daughter because they’re running a trafficking gang and they’re unlawfully denying women NHS terminations and forcing them to relinquish their babies for adoption…

Ron’s village, Llandegfan, was the favoured habitat for Top Docs and NHS staff, as well as Bangor University staff. D.G.E. Wood lived there, as did Adrian Bell, as did Prof Greig-Smith (one of Bell’s colleagues and a friend of Douglas Hurd’s uncle the Cambridge botanist Edred Corner), as did Bob Whitbread, Chris Marshall, Malcolm Cherrett, John Gaunt and scores of other Bangor academics who knew what D.G.E. Wood and Gwynne Williams were up to in the Student Health Centre. Two NHS administrators who were lying to patients and cooking the books lived in the house next to ours; the Top Docs bit them on the bum when their not very capable teenaged daughter became pregnant and was refused a termination and all support.

Terry Maxwell, the Bastard at the top of the tree responsible for so much blood and guts as the Clinical Director of Ysbyty Gwynedd, (Maxwell was a pal of Dafydd’s who was doing Dafyddesque corrupt deals with Liverpool Medical School as described in previous posts – Maxwell’s daughter Sonia is now a GP in Llanberis) lived at Llandegfan; Melanie Abas who later used her knowledge of the Gang to bag herself a job as a consultant psych and a Chair at the Maudsley (see previous posts) grew up in Llandegfan; one of the corrupt police officers based at Bangor Police Station who knew about the ring lived at Llandegfan; a middle-class lady with a serious drink problem who was obviously under attack from the Gang lived at Llandegfan and ended up sharing her house with a group of grossly sexually and financially exploitative local young men who were highly abusive to her by any standards. In 1994 or thereabouts, this lady left Llandegfan for a new life in Bristol, D.G.E. Wood’s home town. She lived very close to Wood’s house in Llandegfan and he seemed to be behind her stigmatisation and marginalisation. Wood also fanned the flames of the fire of another one of his neighbours, a ‘Schizophrenic’ man who had passed through Dafydd’s hands in Denbigh and who’s cousin died in a car crash…

All human life was in Llandegfan. As of course was the home of 1984 Child Singing Sensation Aled Jones. Aled was discovered and robustly promoted by members of the Gang (see previous posts) when the Gang were in need of good PR because Brown and I had begun to rumble them. We had also made friends with two local teenagers who were at Ysgol David Hughes with Aled who told us a few things about what was happening to some of the less fortunate kids at that school who never received the sort of publicity that Aled and his friends did. Those two girls spent time in our house chatting and socialising. The house was bugged by MI5 who will have heard everything that the girls told us: the names of the teachers and local abusers, the names of the kids, the venues of the crimes, the whole lot. We didn’t understand that it was all part of an international ring, but we certainly found out about some very unpleasant local incidents and individuals.

Tony and Sadie Francis retired to Llandegfan!

On the outskirts of Llandegfan was the Gazelle Hotel, which was owned and managed by Barbara and Ken Moulton from Cheshire.

Barbara had been a porn queen and was er, yes, involved with the ring… Barbara’s ex-husband was a senior detective from Manchester who was still on good terms with Barbara and used to regularly stay over at the Gazelle. The Gazelle’s customers were the Top Docs and their pals from across the region, it was their congregating place.

Ken Moulton became an alcoholic, was given Ron Evans Standards Of Care, lost the pub at Malltraeth that he ran after Barbara had left him for a wealthy builder from Cheshire and I was told ended up in a rather sorry state. When Ken ran the Gazelle, he was the chef. Ken used to enjoy exposing himself to the female staff. Some of whom were still schoolgirls at Ysgol David Hughes earning pocket money. Terry Maxwell’s daughter, Sonia’s sister, worked as a waitress at the Gazelle when Ken was busy.

Ken and Barbara routinely short-changed all staff on a regular basis and after staff had handed in their notice, their final pay packet would be up to anything short of £50. Any attempt to rectify the situation would end in a screaming row and if one persisted, physical violence.

Only one member of staff at the Gazelle ever extracted their dosh from Ken and Barbara after their last day at work. Terry Maxwell’s daughter. Maxwell sent them a solicitor’s letter – over a teenager’s summer job – and they paid up immediately. Maxwell was known for sending solicitor’s letters demanding money. He sent them to patients. Maxwell was an NHS heart and lung Doc – THE  main heart and lung ‘specialist’ for north Wales, but took on much private work. Maxwell didn’t always clarify to elderly confused patients that if they returned as private patients, they would be billed a lot of money. One old lady on Anglesey refused to pay. Maxwell threatened her with Court action and she was terrified. Her disgusted family clubbed together to pay Maxwell’s sizeable bill; they maintained that she had not realised that she had been transferred onto Maxwell’s list of private patients. How did I know about this? Because the old lady was a relative of Liz Stables, the Angel in the Student Health Centre, who was facilitating the ring with Gwynne and Wood and who was a mate of Dafydd’s.

Slaves, Perfect Slaves:

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In the mid-1990s, another heart and lung consultant arrived at Ysbyty Gwynedd, Dr David Thomas. He was very popular and there were no Maxwell-like complaints about Dr Thomas. Dr Thomas became the centre of a media show after he attempted suicide by driving his car off of a mountain side. He survived but was sectioned, in the Hergest Unit. Everyone was told who he was – ‘that heart doctor’ – and confidential details re Dr Thomas were leaked to such a degree that they constituted a Niagra Falls of a leak.

It transpired that Dr Thomas had attempted suicide after Terry Maxwell had discovered that Dr Thomas had lied about a professional qualification in order to bag his consultant’s job. Dr Thomas had been so terrorised by Maxwell that he had tried to kill himself.

Dr Thomas should not have lied, but the reason why he got away with it was that the NHS in north Wales and the GMC were not checking Top Docs’ qualifications. Ysbyty Gwynedd was crawling with Top Docs who’s qualifications were insufficient, under GMC rules, for their positions. There were at least two consultants in the Hergest Unit in that category, one being Sadie Francis. Who was the Doc who sectioned Dr Thomas, on a ward in the hospital in which he worked and Shared Information about him with so many.

Dr Thomas’s patients robustly supported him and held demos outside YG, maintaining that he was fantastic, they loved him, the best heart doc that they had ever had. Much better than that other one, the rude bully who lied and cheated and sent patients’ lawyers letters…

The NHS Trust held a press conference at which the Chair and Chief Exec stated that they wouldn’t re-employ the lying bastard Dr Thomas no matter how much support he received. At the time, the Chair and CEO were encouraging perjury, conspiracy and forging evidence in attempts to have me imprisoned. There was also the swindle with BT, the ‘special arrangement’ that Patient F stumbled across…

John Mullen and Hefin Davies, Remember The Names!

See previous posts for the full story re Dr Thomas, Terry Maxwell and the corruption of John Mullen and Hefin Davies.

While this was going on in the NHS in Wales, against the backdrop of Matt Arnold dying and Peter Howarth being tried and imprisoned, the violent drunk who doubled up as a Tory politician in Wales, Rod Richards, served as a Health Minister. Rod was ex-Forces And Proud Of It and although some inaccuracies found their way into Rod’s CV, he did work for MI6. See post ‘He’s Looking At I In A Funny Way…’

What makes Rod’s role in the serious organised crime of Wales’s NHS in the 1990s particularly inexcusable is that Rod admitted that he knew, as did many others, that Peter Morrison was a child molester. Rod probably knew how Peter Morrison ended up dead in his Belgravia house when still in his 50s, four days after Bing Spear, the corrupt Home Office Drugs Branch Civil Service mandarin who was such a great friend to Dafydd, died in July 1995.

If I have time I shall investigate the circumstances towards the end of his political career in which Rod was cleared in Court after being charged with an assault on a young woman. She suffered injuries to her face and a broken arm after her encounter with Rod, so Rod Walking From The Court An Innocent Man is a bit of a puzzle.

Terry Maxwell, like Dafydd, was a graduate of Liverpool Medical School. Liverpool University was on such good terms with Maxwell that when his daughter Sonia applied via UCCA (or it may have been UCAS by then) to read medicine, Liverpool rang her up and made her an offer of I think one E at A level, ‘because they know her dad’. Liverpool had not been one of the medical schools to which Sonia had applied. That’s how good the jungle drums were in 1984. Sonia didn’t want to go to Liverpool at any point. She qualified in London, I think at UCL or the Middlesex.

In 1984, all UK medical schools were constantly stressing in media interviews that the days of Top Docs’ children receiving preferential treatment re the applications process were definitely over. In 1984 I met a woman on the medicine degree at Cardiff who openly told me that she had not met the basic criteria for entry on a number of levels but she was a friend of the Dean of the Medical School and was therefore offered a place. The friend of the Dean was a clinical psychologist in her 50s who needed a medical qualification for a particular role career-wise. I wish that I could remember her name, because all clinical psychologists in Wales were Of The Gang and the Welsh National School of Medicine/Cardiff University was the key facilitating institution in Wales. The Dean’s friend must have been lined up for a very senior essential job in Paedophilia Central, to have made fiddling a place on a four year degree (I seem to remember her telling me that she had only been let off one year of the medicine degree) for a woman who would be nearly 60 years old upon qualification worthwhile.

 

There were so many complaints and employment grievances re the Gazelle Hotel that by the late 1980s, the Job Centre in Bangor told Jobseekers not to take jobs there. So Ken and Barbara began advertising for staff in a catering college in Liverpool. Those students were captive because the jobs advertised in Liverpool were live-in jobs…

Dr Dafydd Alun Jones

After one incident in which Ken and Barbara physically assaulted one of my housemates in front of a full restaurant causing some of the customers to walk out in solidarity with my housemate, D.G.E. Wood and Tony Francis documented the event as an example of my aggressive conduct and ‘failure to get on with other people’. Then the CAB in Bangor refused to give me legal advice as to how I could obtain the wages that Ken and Barbara owed me and had admitted to D.G.E. Wood that they owed me. I had no idea that Dafydd’s mistress Lucille was a senior manager of the CAB and packed the regional offices with her lackeys.

See previous posts for info on the Gazelle and the Moultons.

In 1985 Barbara and Ken acquired a boat and joined the Yachting Crowd of Anglesey. The Gazelle was located on the banks of the Menai Strait and provided the catering for the Regattas. Someone else who had his yacht moored off of Anglesey was Mike Williams, the Charge Nurse of Bryn Golau at the North Wales Hospital Denbigh, who knew exactly what Dafydd was up to and witnessed Dafydd turning up at midnight to conduct a ward round – just with me – when I was in bed…

It’s The Low Paid Angels! Excuse me while I drive over to where my yacht is moored… As with all psych angels of his generation, Mike was allowed to draw his NHS pension at 55 yrs old what with psych nursing Involving More Stress than normal nursing. Most of the psych Angels in north Wales, who could bear no more at 55 after years of being battered senseless and driven mad by the Dangerous Nutters whom they Cared For, drew their pensions and continued working full time, usually as Consultants or Trainers, flogging their services to the NHS or private medical companies. At least two of the former Denbigh Angels have substantial property-letting businesses and one has a second home in Florida.

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After the business of Trishles, when we lived in Llandegfan among the NHS Millionaires, we were then targeted by two other security services plants whom Brown met through the small ads in New Statesman, but of a rather different nature to Trishles. The first was Leslie Gore, a vicious git who worked as an alcohol counsellor at the North Wales Hospital Denbigh, after having worked in the North East as a lecturer at Sunderland Poly and a as a psychotherapist. Gore was followed by Naomi Grenfeld, an Orthodox Jewish teacher who lived in Stoke Newington. Naomi had advertised herself in NS as a writer with ‘writer’s block’ and asked for tuition. Naomi it transpired was as mad as Trishles and Gore, a postgrad student at St Mary’s University College, Strawberry Hill, Twickenham, who had gained her first degree from that institution by paying other people to complete her coursework and she wanted Brown to do the same for her Masters…

In 2014, the institution that gave Naomi at least one degree on the basis of work completed by someone else – Brown discovered that Naomi’s mother knew this, as did at least one tutor at St Mary’s University College – acquired full university status and is now St Mary’s University, Twickenham. It describes itself as a ‘Roman Catholic university’.

See previous posts for our adventures with Trishles, Gore and Naomi.

Brown’s dad Col Keith Brown was a senior British Army officer throughout Fatty’s time as Minister of State in the MoD. Col Brown was found dead in the summer of 2001, the year after the Waterhouse Report was published. [Apologies for stating in some posts that Keith died during the Waterhouse Inquiry; there are so many dates to correlate on this blog that there are errors getting through now and then; I always correct them as soon as I realise.]

Col Brown was in the British Army for decades. He went to Sandhurst as a young man, either in the late 1950s or early 60s and remained in the Army ever since. Keith was unusual in that he spent many years in the TA and then transferred to the Regular Army but kept his rank. I think Keith transferred to the Regular Army from the TA when he was a Lt Col in the 1970s. Just to confuse matters further, Keith then transferred back to the TA once more when he was older.

Whatever the details, Keith was in one of the Signals Regiments for years and served as Deputy Lieutenant of Somerset during the early 1980s; thus Keith hobnobbed with those in the West Country whom Fatty and Brian knew. See eg. ‘He Was Looking At I In A Funny Way…’

Carlo’s sister the Princess Snap was Col in Chief of Brown’s dad’s regiment and both of Brown’s parents met Snap. Brenda had rewarded Col Brown with an OBE in return for organising the Bristol celebrations for Brenda’s Silver Jubilee. Col Brown received his OBE along with Cliff and used to stress that his own OBE was a military OBE, not the sort of OBE that Savile and Cliff bagged.

Fatty Soames was born 1948 in Croydon. Fatty’s mum was Mary Churchill, who made an entire career out of being Winston’s daughter. Fatty of course has maxed out on being Churchill’s grandson; if he wasn’t, no-one would ever tolerate him. I will discuss Fatty’s mum and his dad Christopher later in this post.

After attending St. Aubyns Preparatory School in Sussex, Fatty attended Eton. Later Fatty studied at Mons Officer Cadet School, was commissioned into the 11the Hussars on 5 August 1967, then served in West Germany and Britain with the 11th Hussars and later the Royal Hussars. Fatty was transferred to the Regular Army Reserve of Officers on 9 March 1970 before resigning his commission on 5 August 1975.

In 1970, Fatty was appointed Equerry to Carlo or ‘Brian’ if one is an Eye reader. Fatty has remained a close friend of Brian ever since, so the two of them go back a long way. Brian graduated from Trinity College, Cambridge in June 1970.

Fatty publicly criticised Diana during Charles and Di’s estrangement when it was finally admitted that the Thoroughly Modern Marriage which followed the Fairytale Wedding had become horribly sour. When Diana first accused Brian of adultery with Camilla, Fatty told the BBC that the accusation and Diana’s fear of being slandered by her husband’s courtiers stemmed merely from Diana’s mental illness and “the advanced stages of paranoia”. Brian later admitted his adultery and Fatty apologised.

Fatty, the point is that although Diana was deeply distressed, is it not true that the distress resulted from post-natal depression – Brenda’s response was to state that Di would just have to ‘buck up’ – and an eating disorder, that was so badly mismanaged by the Palace that one can only marvel? Paranoia didn’t come into it. Brian was indeed having an affair with Camilla; in turn Di had affairs with numerous people, including James Hewitt from Devon who, after his fling with Di, had an affair with a girl who had lived near me in Somerset and went to Chilton Trinity School with me. I’m not Shocked and Disgusted at the Ugandan discussions but the constant stream of lies about that toxic arranged marriage was ridiculous.

It later transpired that Brian’s courtiers did smear Diana, as did his friends, including Jonathan Dimbleby and Fatty.

Furthermore, the Palace’s initial idea of ‘help’ for Di was a ludicrous old psychiatrist who banged on about Di having serious Mental Problems as a result of her Defective Genes and even seemed to think that Di’s mum leaving Di’s dad when Di was a girl was evidence of those Defective Genes. Di’s mum was a Bolter! Di’s parents also consulted a Top Doc over Di’s mum’s inability to give birth to a male heir early in their marriage. That Top Doc didn’t tell Di’s parents that it was Di’s dad who was responsible for their two daughters; Johnny Spencer’s sperms carrying X chromosomes kept fertilising those ova of Di’s mum, rather than those carrying Ys. Fortunately Di’s brother Charles Spencer later came along. I wonder if the Top Doc told Di’s parents that Charles was the result of that Top Doc’s pricey Treatment?

The batty old psychiatrist who denounced Di’s Defective Genes almost certainly knew Dafydd and Gwynne; after all Dafydd and Gwynne were mates with other Royal Docs and their friends and relatives, including Royal Gynaecologist Sir William Gilliatt – who delivered Brian and Anne – and Sir William’s son Roger Gilliatt. See previous posts. After the insane old fool had only succeeded in making Di even more distressed, someone hit on the idea of employing Susie Orbach. Susie Orbach doesn’t speak the language of Dafydd and Gwynne et al but not only did Susie Orbach fail to resolve Diana’s unhappiness, after Susie Orbach had the good sense never to publicly breathe a word about her famous client Orbach’s career took off in an impressive way. Orbach did of course end up as a Prof at the LSE for 10 years and is a BBC regular. Orbach does know about the organised abuse discussed on this blog.

Susie’s father was the British Labour MP Maurice Orbach[1]. Maurice was educated at a technical college in Wales and then as an extramural student at New York University. Maurice was the MP for Willesden East, 1945-59 and then Stockport South, 1964-79. Stockport was on the site of the ring in Greater Manchester affiliated to the Gang and who concealed Gwynne and his lobotomising throughout the 1950s, 60s and 70s. Those colluding included some of the biggest names in the British medical establishment who were based in Manchester eg. Lord Robert Platt and Sir Douglas Black. In terms of Posh Ladies In NHS Governance, Richard Crossman’s pal Dame Isobel Graham Bryce’s presence in Manchester, her husband was a surgeon in Manchester, until they relocated to Oxford in the 1960s was a great help to Gwynne and Dafydd.

Orbach was a lifelong member of Poale Zion (Great Britain). He was General Secretary of the Jewish Trades Advisory Council (“a Committee of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, aimed at countering anti-Semitism in business life” during World War II) from 1940 and remained its Secretary until his death in 1976. So Orbach would have worked closely with Greville Janner in that role…

In 1937 Maurice was elected to the London County Council representing St Pancras South West, an area of Camden colonised even then by  the Bloomsbury Group and their mates who were part of the organised abuse network in Camden as well as in the Cwm Croesor area, where they had their Summer Colony. Maurice representing that ward will have stood him in good stead when he was after a seat in the Commons. Which he secured in 1964, the year that Dafydd was appointed to a consultant’s post at Denbigh and the year in which Dafydd and Gwynne’s mate Kenneth Robinson became Harold Wilson’s Health Minister. Kenneth who had been the MP for St Pancras North since 1949 and who had previously been a Councillor for St Pancras and who had been educated at Oundle, Sir Clough’s old school.

Orbach was Chairman of Central Middlesex Group Hospital Management Committee. The Central Middlesex Hospital – as distinct from the Middlesex Hospital – in situated in the Willesden area and numbered among its senior Top Docs Sir Francis Avery Jones, a Welsh Top Doc who was mates with the Gang. See previous posts. Francis Avery Jones sat on the DHSS panel that dictated under which circumstances patients could demand access to their records. It was Francis who year after year stated that of course patients should always be given access to all information ‘unless it will cause them or another person harm’. I have numerous letters in my possession signed by the Gang telling me that I absolutely will never be given my records at any time under any circumstances because it had been decided that I and others would be at risk of harm if I was given access. Years later when my lawyer got those bastards in a corner in the High Court and I did receive copies, there were letters and memos written by Dafydd and Wood barking at everyone that I must NEVER be allowed access to my records. No rationale was provided, just the orders…

Francis Avery Jones may have done me (or rather the wider world) a favour in the long run. Because he was the deciding factor at the DHSS re access to records and a mate of the Gang, the Gang were so confident that I would never see those records that they wrote all sorts in them and added interesting documents as well, including copies of job applications made by me – one for a job with a colleague of Francis Avery Jones – copies of letters that I had written to people who told me that they knew how bad Dafydd was, I could always write to them if I needed to etc, newspaper cuttings featuring F and me, even reviews of F’s art exhibitions, letters that F and I had written to newspapers about matters including those unrelated to the NHS and the Gang, copies of academic papers that I had written, confidential information relating to other people, it was extraordinary.

The contents of my records also demonstrated that they were passed around to numerous people who should never have had access to them and at one point Alun Davies was keeping them in his house, as letter after letter was sent to me assuring me that my records were completely confidential and were only ever made available to Top Docs treating me…

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One of Francis Avery Jones’s junior Docs was Jonathan Miller, before Jonathan became a Superstar, having gained a taste for that in Footlights. See previous posts. William Mars-Jones was a member of Footlights when he was at Cambridge. As was Graham Chapman – Chapman performed with Miller – who qualified as a Top Doc at Bart’s and spent his adult life sexually abusing teenagers ‘in plain sight’ a la Savile. Graham who spent much time in Snowdonia, being a keen climber and who was a close friend of one of the Top Tories who began using the Cottage Inn at Fiddington and other venues near Bridgwater for his socialising from the late 1980s… See eg. post ‘Upper Class Twit Of The Year – Shooting Themselves’.

Maurice Orbach was active in the World Jewish Congress (WJC). In 1954, on behalf of both the WJC and Churchill, Maurice went to Cairo to help save the lives of Jews sentenced to death as part of the Lavon Affair. Later, Orbach said that Egypt’s President, Gamal Abdel Nasser, had agreed to spare their lives but then reneged to balance their deaths with members of Muslim Brotherhood.

Maurice’s son Laurence taught history at Columbia University, New York, before founding Quarto Publishing in London in 1976. He was Chairman and CEO of The Quarto Group, Inc.

Susie Orbach read women’s history at the School of Slavonic Studies, London University and then did a PhD in psychoanalysis at the City University of New York.

With Luise Eichenbaum, Orbach created the Women’s Therapy Centre in 1976 and the Women’s Therapy Centre Institute, a training institute in New York, in 1981. She has been a consultant for The World Bank, the NHS and Unilever, who were so generous to Prof Fergus Lowe of the School of Psychology at UCNW when he blackmailed them over Philip Lever aka Lord Leverhulme’s connections to Dafydd and Sir Peter Morrison. Susie Orbach was co-originator of the Dove Campaign for Real Beauty. That led to those photos of attractive but plump women – well plump by Diana’s standards – appearing in advertising campaigns to Give Wimmin Body Comfidence. I didn’t think that it would work either, but it did wonders for Dove’s sales figures.

Susie is also a member of the steering group for the Campaign for Body Confidence – it’s working so well isn’t it Susie! – co-founded by Lynne Featherstone and Jo Swinson in March 2010.

Orbach has been a Visiting Scholar at the New School for Social Research in New York and was Visiting Professor at the LSE for ten years. She was Chair of the Relational School in the UK. Orbach is a convener of Anybody, an organisation that campaigns for body diversity. Susie is a co-founder and Board member of Antidote, which works for emotional literacy. Orbach is also a Co-founder of Psychotherapists and Counsellors for Social Responsibility.

Orbach lectures and broadcasts extensively world-wide and has been profiled in numerous newspapers; the organs of the liberal-left love Susie.

Orbach has a clinical practice and sees both individuals and couples in London. Orbach’s relationship with Joseph Schwartz, the father of her two children, ended after more than 30 years.

According to writer Jeanette Winterson, now Susie’s wife, Orbach “calls herself post-heterosexual”.

Body Confidence In A Highly Diverse Way:

A Client With Poor Self-Esteem and In Need Of Body Confidence:

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While Diana was suffering from the eating disorder that Susie had bugger all effect on, Diana was wheeled out before audiences of Top Docs to talk about matters Health, to support charidees etc and in her speeches she made comments about her not suffering from an eating disorder. Her audiences knew that she was. Furthermore Di was called on to provide PR for many causes with which the Gang were closely connected. Di visited Broadmoor, after being invited by one Jimmy Savile – who doubled up as a marriage guidance counsellor for Brian and Diana as well as Princess Fergie and Andrew – and her visits to the AIDS ward of the Middlesex/UCL made heroes of the Top Docs treating those poor gays who had been abandoned by their families because of the Stigma. See previous posts.

The AIDS patients been abandoned because they were taken away from their families when young, sent to children’s homes in north Wales where they were abused and forced to work as rent boys from their mid-teens and even if they did try and get back together with their families, they had been driven completely mad anyway and were usually addicted to the drugs given to them by the Gang, as well as being rife with STDs. The Middlesex was Gwynne’s old alma mater – William Gilliatt worked there and taught Gwynne and Roger Gilliatt trained there, I think just after Gwynne – and the Heroes at the Middlesex knew exactly how those young men had become infected with HIV. So did the DHSS – under Norman Fowler – it was why the funding was made available to the Middlesex for their care. Meanwhile, up in north Wales children were still being abused and trafficked, including at Ty’r Felin, the children’s home in Bangor.

For details of the beneficiaries of AIDS-Caring dosh other than the Middlesex/UCL (the two institutions had merged by the time that the flagship AIDS ward had opened) after those in Gov’t realised that the kids who they knew were being sent to north Wales and forced into sex work were dying and some good PR was needed for Gwynne and Dafydd’s partners in crime in London, see eg. ‘The Bodies Beneath Canary Wharf’ and ‘Apocalypse Now’.

Many of the Gwerin at Bangor University who Hated Graham Day were former north Wales social workers who had been responsible for the kids who were abused and trafficked eg. Dr Delyth Morris and Malcolm John; they had been given jobs at UCNW as social work tutors. Some of their students were named in the Waterhouse Report as the staff of the children’s homes under investigation. One of the social workers who was responsible for Ty’r Felin in the 1980s was Meri Huws aka the Crack of Doom. The Crack of Doom became a social work lecturer at Coleg Menai in Bangor, then at the Normal College in Bangor and after a brief stint in Dublin, the Crack returned to north Wales and was appointed Head of the Dept of Lifelong Learning by the by then VC of Bangor University, Prof Roy Evans. Meri had been a student at Aberystwyth University when Carlo spent that term there in 1968 learning Welsh. See previous posts eg. ‘On The Occasion Of The 70th Birthday Of HRH Carlo’.

See previous posts eg. ‘Local Accessories’, ‘Are You Local?’ and ‘People With Energy’ for further details of the incestuous idiocy that could only have been designed to ensure that the serious crime continued. Fatty Soames was in the Commons throughout and a Minister during much of it.

Perhaps Fatty knows why the son of one of the Top Docs who worked in Bangor during the 1950s and 60s, who knew Gwynne and Dafydd and was Of The Gang, used to maintain that Carlo was known to be ‘AC/DC’ when he was at Trinity College, Cambridge. This man was at Trinity College himself, later worked as an academic at UCNW and also proffered the opinion that Di’s death was not an accident.

When I heard about Carlo being AC/DC at Trinity, all I could think of was the Sylvie Krin ‘Eye’ serial ‘Heir Of Sorrows’ character Sir Alan Fitztightly, who runs Carlo’s baths, adds the Duchy Organic bath oils and scrubs Carlo’s back and makes reference to Backstairs Billy, the Queen Mum’s Loyal Retainer who after Backdoor Billy’s death from AIDS it was admitted had a taste for teenaged boys and was running a Vice Ring, as detailed in previous posts.

By Sylvie Krin - Heir of Sorrows (1988-11-14) [Paperback]

Fatty, in 1984, your mate Carlo made an arrangement with Prof Eric Sunderland, Thatch and Sir Peter Swinnerton-Dyer of the UGC – Swinnerton-Dyer was a maths don at Cambridge, used to walk around the University dressed in nothing but a small towel wrapped around his nether regions and propositioned male undergrads – that UCNW would not be shut down in exchange for my career and the careers of other witnesses being ruined. That is why after 1984 the whole institution was full of thousands of gits silently blackmailing the authorities and why those involved in very serious crime were given jobs as academics that they simply couldn’t do. Their standards were laughable, Meri, Dr Duckula Morris et al had no understanding of what academic work involved; however they couldn’t be challenged because of the barrel of crap that was being concealed.

The main problem being Gwynne the Lobotomist sitting in the Student Health Centre running a trafficking ring with Dr D.G.E. Wood and of course Dafydd giving orders in the Dept of Psychology. But the entire institution was a vehicle for the Gang anyway.

Those are the facts Fatty, no matter how distraught Diana became. Your pal Carlo was the Chancellor of UCNW for decades. In 1988 Carlo received a letter from Alison Taylor telling him that children in north Wales were being abused; his ‘office’ wrote back saying that he couldn’t get involved.

Then there was Carlo’s support for Bishop Peter Ball after Ball had been caught molesting boys. Carlo insulted one of the complainants and allowed Peter Ball to live in one of Carlo’s cottages on the Duchy estate in Somerset. Somerset at the time hosted a number of vicars who were molesters or just criminals, as discussed in ‘He Was Looking At I In A Funny Way…’ The cottage was at Aller.

There is a beauty spot at Aller known as Marshall’s Elm. My friends’ mum Mrs Slocombe used to take me there in her Morris Minor with my friends, her two boys David and Philip, for picnics when we lived near the Slocombes at Bawdrip. Bawdrip hosted a molesting vicar, the Rev Rigg, who’s offending was concealed by George Carey, who also concealed Peter Ball’s sex crimes. Mrs Slocombe knew about Rigg, all the local women who were involved with Bawdrip Church did, they were locking their doors at home to stop Rigg coming in because he hassled adults as well as children. David Slocombe later married the daughter of a local policeman; David has worked for Devon and Somerset County Councils… See ‘He Was Looking At I In A Funny Way…’.

David’s brother Philip has featured in previous posts; Philip went to Sheffield University and ended up working in the financial services. Philip joined the Federation of Conservative Students at Sheffield. Sheffield University hosted a few big hitters who supported the Gang, including Hans Krebs who discovered the Krebs Cycle and of course the city of Sheffield was part of Savile’s empire and ruled politically by David Blunkett who colluded with Savile and the Gang, as did Blunkett’s henchmen, including Clive Betts. See post ‘The Big Questions’. Hans’s son Lord John Krebs was a junior zoologist of no reputation at all who went to work at UCNW, discovered a paedophile ring and did even better out of that than his old dad who made an historical advance in biochemistry/physiology. See post ‘The Science Of Animal Behaviour’.

Philip and I wrote to each other until about 1983. The Dirty Digger has Philip’s letters to me, they were in the boxes of documents that were stolen from my house, flogged to the Digger, given to George Carman QC etc.

Now here’s another Everyday Story Of Bridgy Folk. Philip went to Huish’s Grammar School in Taunton and his big mate at Huish’s was Micky Maxwell. Micky Maxwell, while still at university, became quite a wealthy man. In fact Micky acquired three houses when still a student. No-one quite knew how. Micky wasn’t from a privileged family, Micky was the clever kid of a Bridgwater family and gave his older brother a terrible time for not being academic. Micky’s older brother went to Haygrove School in Bridgwater – he was there when Brown was at Haygrove – and after leaving school became a carpenter. A girl in my own class at Chilton, Julie Coombes, had been friends with Micky’s older brother and she sort of swapped around as the girlfriend of Micky’s brother and his friends. When I was in my first year at UCNW, I was back in Bridgy for a few days and I bumped into Julie. She had just got married to Jon Barnard, Micky Maxwell’s brother’s friend and they had busted a gut to buy a small new-build on the east (the undesirable) side of Bridgwater. Julie seemed to be set for a rather boring existence in Bridgy.

Imagine my surprise when I was advised to take an interest in Julie and Jon Barnard’s business in Bridgwater the other day. Jon’s small ailing business became very, very successful ooh at about the time when the luck of so many people in Bridgy took a turn for the better as the Gang came after me… I note that after I began this blog Julie resigned as a Director of her husband’s company.

Julie arrived at Chilton School later than the usual age at which kids start secondary school. She had previously been at St Audries School, a girls’ boarding school at East Quantoxhead, very different to Chilton. I think that her family must have hit sudden financial problems although I never asked her; they were short of money, Julie was still wearing her St Audries uniform and was being targeted for it. Like me, Julie never had money for trendy clothes and she got it in the neck for quite a few years at Chilton because of this.

I never went to Julie’s house, but they lived in a ‘better’ area of Bridgy, having managed to hang on to the house when they were clobbered by whatever disaster hit them. I’m fairly sure that they lived in Durleigh, the eccentric choice of habitat favoured by Alan Yentob when, during the Waterhouse Inquiry, Botney decided that Bridgy was the place for him to live. See comments following my post ‘He Was Looking At I In A Funny Way…’

The Slocombes lived at Durleigh as well. Quite a few people knew me at Durleigh. They don’t know who Botney is though, although they might now that I’ve blogged about his house near Durleigh reservoir. There is however one person who lives near Botney who knows who Botney is. That is my friend who went to Stirling University with Lord Jack McConnell and who was forced out of his job at the BBC when his wife, who had already tangled with Michael Grade and Grade’s mate Samuel Brittan in that 1985 summer job at the Edinburgh Fringe box office, wanted to make a documentary about north Wales when she worked at the Royal Television Society. She was a close friend of mine at Chilton Trinity School and knew Julie Coombes!

IMAGINE: these two walking down Durleigh Road:

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I think that your cover would be blown Botney!

A residence in Durleigh:

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When all young people used to take the piss out of ‘Terry and June’, Brown, a friend from Bridgy and I decided to write some episodes of ‘Terry and June’ that did not revolve around jokes about the cooking of the lady next door or Terry being incompetent re housework. We found that it was quite easy to write episodes of ‘Terry and June’; we had an episode in which June goes to Greenham Common and Terry thinks that she’s become a lesbian, an episode in which Terry catches an STD and the clinic sends the result back to his boss and a few more.

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It’s just as well that we never bothered to send our ‘Terry and June’ scripts into the BBC, because when my friend worked there two years later, he found out that the Commissioning Dept received scripts from hopefuls, kept them in a huge tray and when another ‘script-writer’ had paid the required bribe, they were told to ‘take a script from that tray, any script that you want’. My friend worked in the Commissioning Dept with William Miller, son of Top Doc Jonathan, son of Emanuel the child psychiatrist, Jonathan who has been such a good friend to the Gang. See previous posts.

Hey Botney, Mrs Brown used to attend a Wimmin’s Discussion Group at Bridgwater College and in one session they conducted a feminist analysis of ‘Terry and June’.

Botney, if middle-aged ladies in Bridgy were ripping ‘Terry and June’ apart as nonsense, who did you think was actually watching it?

Here is a recent photo of Botney to enable his neighbours to identify him on sight:

While Botney has been living under cover in Bridgy, he has been the driver behind some Bridgy Community Initiatives!

There will be more info re Botney and Bridgy in future posts…

I knew another former St Audries pupil as well as Julie Coombes; a girl called Juliet who was in my A level biology class at Bridgwater College. Juliet’s dad farmed on the Somerset Levels, but I remember Juliet telling me that he wasn’t like the neighbouring farmers – I think that Juliet’s dad was interested in various avant garde farming methods and diversification that is much more common these days but was unusual then – and didn’t get on with them. Juliet witnessed much of the insanity at Bridgwater College, particularly on the part of Pam Sellers, the peculiar biology teacher who carried out vindictive attacks on certain students and cancelled our lessons on a Wednesday afternoon because she always went to the Brewhouse Theatre in Taunton then (see previous posts). Juliet was friendly and pleasant but I don’t think that she felt able to tangle with Sellers et al. Her parents were strict and put her under much pressure; she did well in her A levels but not well enough to get into medical school and they gave her a hard time over it. Juliet’s dad featured in a TV documentary on diversification in farming in 1980 and Sellers insisted on us watching the film in class, although Juliet was known to be extremely uncomfortable with this.

I have also been advised to take an interest in the now huge Bridgwater construction business established decades ago by an Italian PoW, Mr Notaro. The Notaros were/are a big family and the older generation had suffered much racism from certain cohorts in Bridgy, ‘those bloody Eyeties’. The original Mr Notaro really did begin with nothing, he lived in an old railway carriage on Paul Triggol’s farm – run by Paul’s dad Alvon Triggol in those days – that neighboured our house near Fiddington and worked really hard…

It’s a real laugh, although the Notaros were doing well when I left Bridgy, they are now building everything in Somerset, absolutely everything. Previous posts have discussed how Tom King’s neglect of the Bridgwater constituency left the town with bugger all employment, but loads of warehouses and big new-build estates, designed to house people who couldn’t afford Taunton prices. Virtually every one of those huge new-build estates has a Notaro flag flying from it. Yes, the Notaros even have their own flag these days.

There was a leading light in the Bridgwater Tories who really hated the Notaros, including all other Italians who stayed in Somerset after their PoW days in WW II. He was a builder himself, he did loads of building work for the Tories in the belief that they would then elect him as a Councillor, but they didn’t. They had an arrangement not to elect him because he was ‘uncouth’. Which he was, but he still did all that building work for them. The Uncouth Tory had a lot of kids and the family were famous in Bridgy because their mum was a martial arts expert, which was very unusual in those days in Bridgy. She had a wild temper and the Uncouth Tory, despite being sizeable, was thrown around the house by her, as were the kids. One of the Uncouth Tory’s sons rated himself as a chess player and had been the Bridgy Chess Champion. When he heard that I played chess, it was the usual ‘Ooh I’ll beat that girl, girls can’t play chess’. So we played a game. I won. He said it was a fluke, another game was needed. I won. It continued, he then returned on another day for a ‘best of three’ match. Er, yes…

Philip G! There was no mystery! You WERE the Bridgy chess champion but the Bridgwater schools didn’t have any chess champions and you learnt chess at Sydenham School. They weren’t up to much re chess at Sydenham so you never learnt to play against a fierce opponent. I did. The Bridgwater Tories will hate this, but my annoying old grandfather taught me chess when I was seven or eight. Furthermore he never let me win. I was really pissed offt this as a kid, every Sunday I was thrashed at chess by grandpa. Then when I was 10 I beat him. So I could beat nearly everyone else at chess as well. I can’t anymore, because I went to school in Bridgwater I never found kids who were better than me to play against so I never improved. In my 20s, everyone keen on chess beat me at chess…

The Uncouth Tory who hated Eyeties hated Eyeties so much that he wouldn’t speak to them. In fact he wouldn’t even look at them. I heard witness accounts; teenagers who were friends with the offspring of Italian PoWs would talk about the Uncouth Tory meeting them in Bridgy with their Italian friends and cutting the Italian friends dead. If the Italian kids tried to say something to the Uncouth Tory, he would look in the opposite direction. If they persisted, he walked off. It was truly impressive bigotry.

Here’s a nice picture of the MP for Bridgwater at the time, with Paddy Pantsdown and Jim Callaghan’s daughter. (Jim’s daughter, after divorcing Dr Death’s friend Peter Jay, married Top Doc Prof Michael Adler, an HIV/AIDS Expert from the Middlesex/UCL. Baroness Jay met Michael through her own HIV/AIDS work. See previous posts.)

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There will be another blog post on Somerset Life soon; if any readers know who was leading Somerset Education Authority in the 1970s and 80s, please let me know, because they were very guilty indeed and I haven’t been able to find out who they were.

 

When questioned by the inquest into the death of Diana, Fatty Soames said that he saw his job as “to speak up for the Prince of Wales”. Fatty denied threatening Diana and warning her that “accidents happen” in the months before she died.

In 1972, Fatty left Kensington Palace and the British Army to work as a stockbroker. In 1974, Fatty became a personal assistant; first to Sir James Goldsmith and then in 1976 to US Senator Mark Hatfield, whose employ Fatty left in 1978 to become a Director of Bland Welch, Lloyd’s Brokers. Between 1979–81, Fatty was an Assistant Director of the Sedgwick Group.

Sir Jams Goldsmith has featured in previous posts and comments. Sir Jams was very rich, very right wing, very excessive, took part in many Ugandan discussions and was a mate of Lord Lucan and John Aspinall, the boozing, gambling, self-diagnosed alpha male who kept a zoo in which the lions devoured the keepers. See previous posts.

Fatty was elected as the MP for Crawley at the 1983 General Election and held the seat until 1997. In the 1997 General Election, Fatty stood as the successful Tory candidate for Mid-Sussex after Tim Renton stood down at the election. Fatty has remained the constituency MP since then.

Both constituencies that Fatty has represented are in Bloomsbury Group country and the area elects Councillors and MPs who conceal the Sussex end of Dafydd’s operation. Kids in care from north Wales were trafficked to brothels in Brighton.

Hellingly Hospital, formerly known as the East Sussex County Asylum, was experienced by Patient F before he moved in north Wales in 1979. F told me that Hellingly was if anything as dangerous as Denbigh. While there a completely psychotic patient tried to murder F and told staff that he’d have another go as soon as he could. F was discharged, although homeless and far from well himself, after the Top Doctors admitted that the hospital could not keep him safe from the man who was keen to kill him. It was also at Hellingly that F, a slightly built hippy, was challenged to a fight with a sizeable aggressive non-hippy. The response of the Angels was to gather in a circle to watch the big fight.

Since I began this blog I received information that Hellingly Top Docs were part of Dafydd’s network and the Grapevine Of Corruption was brought into use one more when F began confronting social workers in Gwynedd when he found out about the boys in the Ty Newydd children’s home being beaten up by the social workers. See previous posts, including for more info on Hellingly.

I’m also fairly sure that the family of the odious Mandy Leigh who worked at St George’s when I did and spent her entire time toadying to those facilitating the Westminster Paedophile Ring and trampling over everyone else lived in one of those constituencies represented by Fatty.

So why did Fatty spontaneously change constituencies in 1997, as the Waterhouse Inquiry was launched??

Tim Renton was a key member of Thatch’s Gov’ts. Renton stood down in 1997, bagging a peerage and thus made way for Fatty.

The Lord Renton of Mount Harry
Minister for the Arts
In office
28 November 1990 – 11 April 1992
Prime Minister John Major
Preceded by David Mellor
Succeeded by David Mellor (as Secretary of State for National Heritage)
Chief Whip of the House of Commons
Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury
In office
24 July 1989 – 28 November 1990
Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
Preceded by David Waddington
Succeeded by Richard Ryder
Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
In office
2 September 1985 – 13 June 1987
Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
Preceded by Richard Luce
Succeeded by David Mellor
Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs
In office
11 September 1984 – 1 September 1985
Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
Preceded by Ray Whitney
Succeeded by Tim Eggar
Member of Parliament
for Mid Sussex
In office
28 February 1974 – 1 May 1997
Preceded by Constituency Created
Succeeded by Nicholas Soames
Personal details
Born 28 May 1932 (age 87)
Political party Conservative
Alma mater Magdalen College, Oxford

Eton-educated Ronald Timothy Renton, Baron Renton of Mount Harry, also served as a Minister of State in the Home Office but I’m not sure when. That Tim was Thatch’s Chief Whip from 24 July 1989 until Thatch was deposed in Nov 1990 tells us much that we need to know about Tim. I was lured into the trap of a seemingly wonderful job at St George’s in April/May 1989; Prof Geoffrey Chamberlain published a co-authored paper with Prof Ollie Brooke just as I was in the process of applying for/accepting the job.

Ollie, the key player in a pan-European paedophile ring, had been jailed for child porn offences in Dec 1986 and was released early when he appealed to Lord Chief Justice Geoffrey Lane in May 1987. At both of his trials, hundreds of letters of support for Ollie ‘from colleagues’ were submitted to the presiding judges. The world was told that Ollie was a sad, disgraced man who was finished. See post ‘Oliver!’.

Staff at St George’s spoke to me of the unfortunate Ollie episode, of how Chamberlain was sorry that such a ‘brilliant scientist’ had been ruined, but that Ollie was long gone. Ollie was never a ‘brilliant scientist’; he did what most medics of his era did ie. a few not very impressive publications as a junior doc in order to demonstrate sufficient science to bag a consultant’s job. Once Ollie had been given his post as a consultant paediatrician and Prof of Paediatrics at St George’s – by Nice Lady Doctor Baroness June Lloyd, who knew when she became Head of the newly established Dept of Paediatrics at St George’s that a huge trafficking ring was being facilitated by St George’s and that her job was to fill that Dept of Paediatrics with other Top Docs who would develop the ring (see previous posts) – Ollie never published anything again, until a hastily co-authored paper appeared in a paediatrics journal edited by one of his mates literally days before his trial in Dec 1986. Thus Ollie could be constructed as an active, cutting edge academic paediatrician when the Court was told of his many wonders.

Ollie’s next foray into academia was with Chamberlain when they published a paper just as Chamberlain was offering me a job with his team. St George’s was given as Ollie’s affiliated institution on that paper. Ollie and other St George’s staff then published a small number of papers together while I was working at St George’s. Ollie’s address on the papers was yet again given as St George’s. Once it was clear that I was going to get the hell out of St George’s asap, the brilliant scientist stopped publishing with my colleagues and indeed never published anything ever again. See post ‘Too Many Pills’. Ollie’s sudden and late flush of academic authorship not only coincided with my arrival and time at St George’s, but also with the repeated efforts that Chamberlain’s mates in north Wales made to have me imprisoned by perjuring themselves in the High Court at various locations in England and Wales. Those Court cases correlated perfectly with various crucial events taking place during Thatch’s final years as PM and the fortunate of her friend, Minister and aide, Peter Morrison. See post ‘The Bitterest Pill’.

Tim Renton was Chief Whip throughout it all. He was Chief Whip in late 1989 when a ‘case conference’ was held in north Wales about my dangerousness, by the Gang, while I was living and working in London. The driving force behind the case conference was Tony Francis. It was held by a man of whom I had never heard until a few years ago when my lawyers accessed the documentation, Dr Chris Hunter. People of whom I had never met or indeed heard of gave evidence about me as well as members of the Gang who had repeatedly broken the law with regard to me and others. Hunter’s conclusion was that I was extremely dangerous and should be incarcerated in a high security psych hospital. Hunter offered to compile a report for the Court about me; I was not facing any charges at the time. See post ‘The Night Of The (Dr Chris) Hunter’.

Posts such as ‘Security, Security’ have discussed the two Public Inquiries into the horrors of Ashworth Hospital on Merseyside in the late 1980s/90s. Ashworth was run as one of the Gang’s personal prisons and the place was in chaos. A sex abuse ring was running within the hospital, the brutality was unbelievable and the murder of a patient by an Angel finally drew attention to just how bad things were there. Both Inquiries concluded that the Angels had been a little excessive but the main problem was an institution containing Dangerous Nutters. Dafydd’s mates made up the panels of both Inquiries. The Angels of Ashworth were all members of the POA (Prison Officers Association) and many of them were members of the National Front. The POA ran Ashworth and there were fist fights between Angels, Top Docs and clin psychologists, all three ‘professional’ groups hating each other. The POA were far more violent than the Top Docs or clin psychs so they won the day; their Professional Colleagues had their tyres slashed, received death threats and had fire bombs placed under their cars.

Dr Chris Hunter had established and managed Lawrence Ward, the ‘personality disorder unit’ at Ashworth, where the most serious ‘problems’ existed. Having presided over such excellence, Chris Hunter was also given the Caswell Clinic in south Wales to run, another facility for treating Dangerous Nutters. Well he was an Expert.

Tim Renton was also Chief Whip throughout the events detailed in my post ‘The Bitterest Pill’, in which during the first eight months of 1990, the Gang repeatedly took me to the High Court in attempts to have me imprisoned on the basis of extensive perjury that was exposed during each case. The lawyers and judges involved were colleagues and personal friends of many of Thatch’s Ministers who were lawyers themselves. ‘The Bitterest Pill’ correlates dates of the events; they were clearly happening in direct relation to scraps within Thatch’s Gov’t and Sir Peter Morrison’s roles in that Gov’t.

I have detailed many times on the blog how city financiers were involved with the Westminster Paedophile Ring. One of the Gang’s main men in the city was Peter Walker. It needs to be borne in mind that Edward du Cann’s battle with my grandfather – du Cann, the Tory MP for Taunton, was a good friend of Peter Walker – when I was still a kid added fuel to the fire re the Gang’s pursuit of me.

Du Cann was such a successful and well-connected crook that, even after his public outing as a crook in 1974 after the collapse of Keyser Ullman, the merchant bank of which du Cann was a Director (it was in 1974 that Stuart the paedophile who was a spotter for Dafydd’s Gang moved into a cottage down the lane from our house, he was one of our two nearest neighbours), as discussed in ‘The Milk Street and Other Mafias’, du Cann remained an important figure in the City. But then du Cann was back in business shortly after his bankruptcy in 1993 and no matter how many millions were owed to people after the collapse of yet another Edward du Cann vehicle, du Cann always found himself living more than comfortably. He ended his days living in Cyprus – by which time D.G.E. Wood was running clinics on Cyprus – owning vineyards. See previous posts.

Du Cann didn’t just run a corner shop a la Thatch’s dad, he always Thought Big. In 1984, du Cann succeeded Duncan Sandys – who was married to Diana Churchill, the eldest sister of Fatty’s mum Mary – as Chairman of Lonrho. du Cann was succeeded as the Chair of Lonrho himself by Tiny Rowland, when du Cann was forced to resign his Chairmanship as a result of the collapse of Homes Assured of which du Cann was Deputy Chairman. In true du Cann style, he resigned as Deputy Chair two days before Homes Assured collapsed, owing £10 million to creditors.

Lonrho, a multinational with big interests in mining and Rhodesia, starred in previous posts, but it was such an impressive shitfest that I continue to find further gems. I might dedicate yet another blog post to Lonrho if I have time.

Tiny Rowland (discussed extensively in previous posts) had been CEO of Lonrho, 1962-94 and was famously the subject of Grocer Heath’s ‘unacceptable face of capitalism’ comments in 1973. The unacceptability did not go away. Tiny was forced to step down as Chair of Lonrho in Oct 1993 after a boardroom coup organised by Dieter Bock. See previous posts.

Then there was the battle between Tiny and al Fayed re the ownership of Harrods…

Oh well accidents happen as Fatty reassures us.

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One of Tiny’s fellow Directors of Lonrho when the Grocer denounced it as the unacceptable face of capitalism was Angus Ogilvy. The Bridgwater Tories used to be obsessed with Angus Ogilvy, Ogilvy was seen as epitomising all that was cool and glamourous about Toryism and Poshness. I didn’t realise that he was a mate of Edward du Cann’s, that’ll be how Angus came into the orbit of the Enmore Set, who considered themselves a cut above Durleigh.

Sir Angus James Bruce Ogilvy, (14 September 1928-26 December 2004) was best known as the husband of Princess Alexandra, one of Brenda’s cousins. Ogilvy was named in the scandal involving Lonrho breaking the sanctions against Ian Smith’s regime in Rhodesia. After Ogilvy’s business career ended in 1976 as a result of the Lonrho affair,  Angus was heavily involved in charidee work.

The Hon. Angus Ogilvy was the second son of the 12th Earl of Airlie and Lady Alexandra Coke, the daughter of the 3rd Earl of Leicester. Angus’s grandmother, Mabell Ogilvy, Countess of Airlie, was a close friend and Lady-in-Waiting to Queen Mary. Queen Mary featured in previous posts; Mary was the Queen Consort of King George V. George V was killed prematurely with opiates by Top Doc Lord Bertrand Dawson of Penn, as Penn admitted. Mary’s brother, the Earl of Athlone (originally Prince Alexander of Teck, Mary being Princess Mary of Teck of German Royalty) was Chairman of the Middlesex Hospital and Chancellor of the University of London. I’m not sure if Queen Mary’s brother was still Chairman of the Middlesex when Gwynne trained there, but the Earl of Athlone was Chancellor of London University when that institution gave Gwynne his degree in medicine. See previous posts for the gen on the Tecks…

Ogilvy’s father was a Lord-in-Waiting to King George V and Lord Chamberlain to Backstairs Billy’s boss who evolved into the Queen Mum but went under the name of Queen Elizabeth when Angus’s dad was Lord-in-Waiting. Angus Ogilvy was a second cousin of Diana Mosley, second cousin of Lavinia Fitzalan-Howard, Duchess of Norfolk, and a second cousin once removed of Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 5th Marquess of Salisbury. Angus was also third cousin, once removed, of Pamela Harriman.

Angus Ogilvy is also related to Fatty Soames. Angus’s grandfather, Lt Col David Stanley Williams Ogilvy 11th (or 6th) Earl of Airlie, was the brother of Clementine Ogilvy Hozier aka Mrs Winston Churchill.

Ogilvy was educated at Heatherdown School near Ascot and then Eton. Between 1946 and 1948, while on National Service, Angus was commissioned as an officer in the  Scots Guards. Angus completed a BA in PPE at Trinity College, Oxford, graduating in 1950.

After Oxford, Ogilvy worked at the Drayton company, later working with Tiny Rowland in Drayton’s subsidiary, London and Rhodesia Mining and Land Company aka Lonrho.

L-R: Sir James Ramsay (Governor of Queensland), Princess Alexandra, Sir Angus Ogilvy, and Lady Janet Ramsay at Government House, 1978

On 24 April 1963, Ogilvy married Princess Alexandra of Kent, a granddaughter of  King George V, at Westminster Abbey. The wedding ceremony was attended by all the members of the Royal Family and was broadcast worldwide on TV, watched by an estimated 200 million people.

The Royal Wedding served the function of so many Royal Weddings, in that it was an excellent distraction from other matters, in this case the Profumo Affair that had been for some months been providing wonderfully sordid revelations re the conduct of people dangerously close to Royals and rumours of the involvement of Royals per se. John Profumo had made his statement to the House denying any impropriety with Christine Keeler on 22 March 1963. Not that anyone believed Profumo; a row ensued with various MPs taking chunks out of each other and in particular Harold Macmillan the PM; Mr Thrope and Nigel Birch – the Tory MP for Flintshire (which became West Flintshire), who later became Lord Rhyl and was a paid up member of the Gang – led the fray. See previous posts.

Meanwhile, Ma’am Darling and her husband Lord Snowdon were enjoying recreational chemicals and Ugandan discussions, some of those services being provided by Gwynne and Dafydd. Lord S – who’s grandfather was a psychiatrist, had his country house near Caernarfon where Lords S and Ma’am Darling dropped in to stay from time to time – was a good mate of Mr Thrope and Roger Gilliatt as well as Jeremy Fry, who lived in Bath. Lord S and Ma’am Darling’s wedding on 6 May 1960 proved a problem where the selection of the best man was concerned. Jeremy Fry was ruled out because he has recently been convicted of opportuning for immoral purposes, Mr Thrope couldn’t do it either because he had been boasting of having shagged both Ma’am Darling and Lord S, so the job was given to Roger Gilliatt. Gwynne’s mate.

For the extraordinary background to Ma’am Darling’s arranged and, from the very outset, utterly toxic marriage to Lord Snowdon, see post ‘Holding The Country To Ransom – Part II’.

Jeremy Fry wasn’t allowed in the wedding photos but he remained a good mate of the Snowdons. Jeremy lived near Bath and held really good parties, nearly as good as those at Cliveden. In Lord S’s final years, it was revealed by a DNA test that Lord S was the biological father of Polly Fry, Jeremy Fry’s daughter. Polly was conceived at the time of the engagement of Ma’am Darling and Lord S. Lord S warmly welcomed Polly as an addition to his family. See previous posts.

I’m not Shocked and Disgusted at the Ugandan discussions and I hope that if a male friend or partner of mine discovered that they had fathered someone years ago they would not be dishonest enough to deny it or tell the long-lost offspring to get lost. My problem here is with the involvement of Gwynne and Dafydd, their activities in coercing people to enter the sex industry who were absolutely not interested and their destruction of anyone who dared challenge their criminal activities.

Jeremy Fry was a member of the Fry’s chocolate dynasty and much of the dynasty was based in Bristol. See previous posts for info on Jeremy and his family.

Bath is not far from Bristol and the two cities have excellent transport links. Bath is a lot posher than Bristol and during the 1980s, Bath became very expensive indeed and was the habitat of wealthy people who worked in London. The train from Paddington to Bath was not like any other West Country train, it was mind-blowing in terms of the packed first class carriage of city gents boozing on their way home.

Bath did not only become popular with Civil Service mandarins and city financiers, it also acted as a magnet for celebs. Rockers purchased homes there, including Peter Gabriel; Artists also accumulated in the surrounding area because there were people in Bath who could afford to pay high prices for works of art. F once sold an oil painting to an interior designer in Bath for thousands. No-one in north Wales could afford to pay F the sort of prices that his work commanded when he did manage to sell it in Bath or London.

In 1969 the pop artist Peter Blake left London to live at Bath.

Peter Blake
Blake, The First Real Target.jpg

The First Real Target, 1961, Tate Gallery
Born
Peter Thomas Blake

25 June 1932 (age 87)

Dartford, Kent, England
Education Royal College of Art
Known for Painting, Printmaking
Notable work
Self-Portrait with Badges, 1961
Movement Pop art
Spouse(s)
  • Jann Haworth
    (m. 1963; div. 1979)
  • Chrissy Wilson (m. 1987)

Sir Peter Thomas Blake (born 25 June 1932) is best known for co-creating the sleeve design for the Beatles’ album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. His other best known works include the cover of the Band Aid single ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas?’ and the Live Aid concert poster. Blake also designed the 2012 Brit Award statuette. See previous posts for details of the Beatles’ connections to the Gang, as well as those of Paula Yates and more information re Peter Black.

Lesley Crowther lived in Bath and was nearly killed when he crashed his Rolls when driving home to Bath on 3 Oct 1992. Crowther sustained serious head injuries and was never the same again. No cause of the crash was ever identified. Crowther was the father-in-law of Phil Lynott from Thin Lizzy who developed serious Class A addiction problems and died as a result on 4 Jan 1986. The account of Lynott’s ‘treatment’ and death suggests serious neglect on the part of the Top Docs.

Leslie Crowther was heavily involved with charidees with links to those we know and love. Crowther had serious drink problem and although he and his family spoke of his Treatment and how Proud everyone was of him, again there are indications of the very familiar ‘We’ll not work too hard to save this rich drunk who knows about organised abuse’ Top Docs’ attitude. Crowther struggled on after his car crash and died on 29 Sept 1996, just as The Hague announced that Ronnie Waterhouse would be holding his Inquiry in four months time. Patient F and I had just been arrested yet again and preparations to sent me to a secure unit were in hand…

Crowther’s family seemed unaware that the Top Docs had not always acted in the best interests of Crowther and Lynott.  See previous posts for further details re Crowther and Phil Lynott…

There are elite ‘detox’ clinics in the vicinity of Bath and such clinics are often a cover for flogging yet more drugs to the celebs. That is rife in NHS clinics and it is even more common in the posh expensive clinics because the patients have a lot of money of which they can be relieved. Cecil Parkinson’s wife Ann helped establish one such facility – Action Of Addiction – after the Parkinsons’ daughter Mary developed addiction problems and became a sex worker. The rescued Mary was found dead on Dec 10 2017. Mary had Committed Suicide By Hanging Herself. Two days after she was discharged from the private Nightingale Hospital.

After Mary’s difficult younger years:

‘she had reconciled with Cecil and his death in January 2016 hit her hard. Towards the end of her life she lived alone as she battled with depression.

Dr Mike McPhillips, a psychiatrist at the private Nightingale Hospital told the inquest: “She was transferred to my care in the summer of 2017. Mary did not really believe that she was mentally ill, and she did not believe she had been mentally ill in the past. She did not admit that she had a bipolar diagnosis. She really felt she should have been in an addiction centre. Friends and family met to discuss what to do. It had been a tremendous difficulty as a group of people trying to persuade Mary what we thought was the best course of action. She found it very difficult to make up her mind.”

Dr McPhillips added: “It was her persuasion to be part of the addiction treatment centre. She strongly believed it was the way to get better, even with things like depression. There was a point I was so concerned that I did invite a section assessment. Those who knew her had the challenging experience of looking her in the eyes and saying ‘Are you going to be alright?’ and then finding out she was planning on killing herself. There was a great anxiety about letting her out of the hospital. All possible levels of care, from living with a friend, living with a carer – everything had been discussed. On each occasion she found a way to avoid that care. Tragically she was found hanging on December 10.”

A friend had come around to meet Mary after she failed to show up for an outing. She peered through the letterbox and at first thought she was standing on the stairs, but then realised she was hanging. A neighbour then smashed a window to get into the house and called an ambulance.

Westminster Coroner Dr Shirley Radcliffe said: “It would seem to me it is a clear case, and that an appropriate conclusion, is that Mary Parkinson has killed herself. She was found hanging at her home address. She suffered from bipolar disorder. She went back to her home address and hung herself. Ambulance crews arrived but it was not possible to resuscitate her.”

The coroner said Miss Parkinson died as a result of asphyxiation and recorded a verdict of suicide.’

The usual advert followed this article from The Mirror:

Samaritans (116 123) operates a 24-hour service available every day of the year. If you prefer to write down how you’re feeling… [If necessary it will be amended by any Top Docs fearful of your credibility as a witness and shared with third parties, including the best lawyers that the MDU and NHS can find. Neither will the Sams help in cases of evidence of criminal activity of People In Gov’t, Aristocracy Or Royals.

Mary Parkinson had knowledge of Crime In High Tory Places. She was found hanging after this blog really got underway and had mentioned people very well-known to Cecil…

 

See previous posts for details of Mary Parkinson and her mother Lady Ann’s contribution to Dafydd-land.

Some of the detox clinics were a well-kept secret; Will Self wrote of detoxing in a clinic near Weston-Super-Mare that I had no idea existed.

Will Self is married to journo Deborah Orr; they separated in 2017. I have only just discovered that Orr was Deputy Editor of ‘City Limits’ when ‘City Limits’ tried to persuade the man from Fiddington whom Dame Heather Hallett ensured did not go to prison for manslaughter to use ‘City Limits’  for PR and advertising purposes. He told them that he really didn’t want to be featured in a magazine for Homosexuals. They snapped ‘You’re not homophobic are you?’

Deborah: Yes he is! As are all of his mates, who were being cultivated by the Oxford crowd when the Gang were after my friends and I. I cannot believe that the degenerate but Oxbridge-educated offspring of the High Tories didn’t notice the cultural difference.

I knew that Deborah and Will knew all about the years of the Upper Classes Going To Bridgy but I had no idea that it was one of her staff who rang him up that day… I was in the room Deborah. I thought ‘That’ll show the unprincipled metropolitan classes what happens in the face of such shameless opportunism…’

I wonder if Deborah and Will have been to dinner at Durleigh with Botney?

 

Bath resident Peter Blake was part of the art movement known as the Brotherhood of Ruralists. Graham Ovenden was a founder of the Brotherhood of Ruralists in 1975, along with Graham Arnold, Ann Arnold, Peter Blake, David Inshaw, Annie Ovenden and Jann Haworth. The Brotherhood is no longer extant, although in 2005 it had a major London exhibition at the Leicester Galleries. They were given the name “Brotherhood of Ruralists” by the writer Laurie Lee.

Graham Ovenden was born in Hampshire, into a Fabian household and was taught music privately by Albert Ketèlbey. Ovenden was a student at the Royal College of Music before taking up painting around 1962. Ovenden was tutored by Lord David Cecil and John Betjeman. Betjeman was a close friend of Harold Wilson’s wife Mary and the father of Candida, one of the originals of ‘Private Eye’. The Eye crowd knew of the Gang and the Westminster Paedophile Ring. Candida became Candida Lycett Green after she married Rupert, a Savile Row tailor made clothes for the Stars. In the 1960s, the Lycett Greens were part of Swinging London, friends with Sir Jams’s and Lord Lucan’s mate John Aspinall and the Beatles, Terence Stamp and the rest… See post ‘Come Friendly Bombs…’

Candida was also a friend of Carlo.

Candida died from pancreatic cancer on 19 Aug 2014. By then Operation Pallial had resulted in a few elderly molesters who once stalked north Wales being imprisoned but more importantly, the Macur Review of the Waterhouse Inquiry was on the way. Not that Candida, the key witness of the Posh End of the Gang’s network, could have caused much damage what with Call Me Dave and Theresa May carefully rigging the Macur Review and Lady Justice Macur redacting nearly all of her final Report that was as exhaustive and transparent as Ronnie’s original Inquiry had been, as Julia Macur confirmed.

R.I.P. Candida, founder of the Eye, an organ who’s founders employed Ronnie Waterhouse as their libel reader.

In 2006, Lycett Green organised various events to mark the centenary of her father’s birth. These included a gala at the Prince of Wales Theatre in London and a jamboree in Cornwall for eight thousand people.

Candida Lycett Green (left) unveiling a plaque commemorating her father, John Betjeman, at Marylebone Station in 2006:

Candida Lycett Green (left) unveiling a plaque commemorating her father, John Betjeman, at Marylebone Station in 2006.

Statue (2007) of Sir John Betjeman at St Pancras Station. A most appropriate location, St Pancras Station being the venue throughout the 1980s where one could see kids in care offering their services as sex workers and Empowered Service Users sleeping rough before they were eventually found dead. If I noticed this going on why did so many other people Know Nuzzing? Then there was a TV documentary in the 1990s in which the documentary makers Got Down With The Kids who were living rough in London, including at St Pancras Station. As The Kids angrily discussed Their Lives And Their Hopes with the well-heeled ones behind the cameras, they protested angrily about their public image as Scum and one of them asked that if they were the Scum, why was the MP for NAME OF CONSTITUENCY REPLACED BY A LOUD BLEEP approaching boys at St Pancras Station and offering them money to have sex him?

 

Candida’s dad’s former pupil and friend Graham Ovenden attended the Southampton School of Art and graduated from the Royal College of Art in 1968. One of his most important teachers was James Sellars, an expert on Samuel Palmer.

Ovenden moved to Cornwall from Richmond-upon-Thames in 1973 with his partner painter Annie Ovenden and their family. He bought a cottage on Bodmin Moor with 22 acres of land and began constructing “Barley Splatt”, a neo-Gothic building. All the building was done by Ovenden himself and by 1988 the house was about half finished. It was put on the market as an unfinished project in 2008 and sold.

Ovenden’s art work featuring pre-pubescent girls had long since caused concern, but Ovenden’s colleagues and friends robustly defended him and his work. At various times Ovenden’s work was seized by the police, censored, banned etc but was defended by eminent people including lawyer Lord Jeremy Hutchison and the artists David Hockney and Sir Hugh Casson (Casson taught Carlo watercolour painting). A number of models who had sat for Ovenden as children assured everyone that they had never encountered problems with him. Which they might not have, but some kids definitely did.

In March 2013, Ovenden went on trial at Truro Crown Court, accused with nine charges of indecency with a child and indecent assault on victims aged between six and 14. He denied the claims. On 2 April 2013, Ovenden was found guilty of six charges of indecency with a child and one charge of indecent assault against a child. The charges came from adults who claimed they had been abused by Ovenden as children. Some of them claimed that he abused children while they were posing for his pictures.