And Death Shall Have No Dominion

My post ‘He Got On His Bike and Looked For Work’ named a few of the alumni from Oundle, the school attended by Sir Clough Williams-Ellis, the Anglo-Welsh landowner in Llanfrothen/Croesor and friend of Bertrand Russell, who was the magnet for the Welsh Bloomsbury Group so ably served by Dafydd and Gwynne during the middle years of the 20th century. See eg. ‘The Village’, ‘The Vermin Club’ and ‘Captain Swing And His Crew’. I need to flag something up, something that I didn’t realise the important of when I wrote that post.
Two other old boys of Oundle were Sir Kenneth Robinson and the 7th Baron Newborough. Robinson was of course Dafydd’s mate, the Health Minister in Harold Wilson’s Gov’t who was also a big player in MIND, a member of the Westminster Paedophile Ring and who was one of those directly responsible for letting Dafydd and Gwynne do whatever they wanted no matter how unlawful or dangerous. See previous posts. Robinson was much younger than Clough, but it will have been the alumni network wot did it. The 7th Baron Newborough was six years younger than Robinson, but Lord Newborough owned vast tracts of north Wales, including areas dominated by the gang. The old boys of Oundle will all have been working together, as will be their descendants, because as we know, the crime was so serious and there are reputations at stake, so death shall have no dominion…
Born the eldest son of Sir Robert Vaughan Wynn, 6th Baron Newborough and Ruby Irene Severne, Robert Charles Michael Vaughan Wynn, 7th Baron Newborough, (24 April 1917 -11 October 1998), was known as Micky Wynn.

In 1935 Wynn was commissioned into the 9th Lancers, then joined the 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards and the 16/5th Lancers. He was invalided out of the British Army in 1940.

Legend has it that in May 1940, as a civilian, Micky Wynn was given command of a yacht acting as the Air Sea Rescue boat for the Naval air station at Lee-on-Solent. While British forces were being evacuated from northern France, Wynn sailed to Dunkirk and made five successful trips before being hit by shellfire, but just made it to Ramsgate. Wynn then took command of a Norfolk fishing boat and went to beaches south of Calais where it was thought the Guards were hiding in the sand dunes. Wearing naval uniform in case he was taken for a spy, Wynn searched for, but never found, the Guards. The Royal Navy, recognising his abilities, gave him a commission in the RNVR in July 1941.

Thus Micky Wynn joined the Gwynne the lobotomists, the Professor Geoffrey Chamberlains, the Sir Alec Bingleys and the rest of them in the Royal Navy/RNVR, forever committed to keeping the secrets of Lord Louis Mountbatten, the gay spies in the Admiralty etc. See post ‘The Defence Of The Realm’.

Stationed at HMS Hornet, a Coastal Forces shore base in Gosport, Micky Wynn was involved with a plan to attack the German battleships  Scharnhorst and Gneisenau. There seems to have been a great many lies told with regard to the circumstances of the sinking of the Scharnhorst, it was all a bit like the sinking of the Belgrano. A great many lives were lost but of the people who did survive, some dined out on the stories of their heroics and did very well for themselves, one such person being Lord Richard ‘John’ Moran, a British diplomat who caused problems by being very undiplomatic.

No-one was allowed to say anything rude about Lord Moran or give him the sack no matter how disastrous he was because he was the son of another legend, Charles McMoran Wilson, 1st Baron Moran aka Corkscrew Charlie. Corkscrew Charlie was Winston Churchill’s personal physician from 1940 until Churchill died in 1965 and it was Charlie who was the source of the allegations that Churchill had a mood disorder. Others have suggested that Charlie was not honest when recounting Churchill’s medical history and was out for personal gain. Corkscrew Charlie was THE Top Doc who conducted the negotiations with Nye Bevan re Top Docs pay and conditions in order to gain the agreement of the BMA members to support and work in the NHS. Other Top Docs as greedy and dishonest as Charlie were involved as well, but it was Charlie who in person clinched the deal and squeezed a great deal of dosh out of the Gov’t for the Top Docs, hence his nickname. For info re Lord John Moran and Charlie Corkscrew, see post ‘The History, Boys…’

 

The plan re Micky Wynn and the sinking of the battleships involved a modified motor torpedo boat, the MTB 74, which was specially built to house torpedo tubes on its foredeck instead of midships. The mission was to fire the torpedoes over the anti-submarine net in Brest harbour where they would sink to the sea-bed and explode after a time delay. The weapons were nicknamed ‘Wynns weapons’. The MTB entered service in December 1941. However while this experiment was being trialled, the ships made the escape from Brest to the Baltic, the “Channel Dash”. Left without a mission, MTB 74 was instead re-tasked to the St. Nazaire raid in Normandy.

On 28 March 1942, Wynn was to play a decisive part in the raid on St Nazaire, the only port on the Atlantic seaboard in which the newly completed German battleship Tirpitz could be docked. The plan, Operation Chariot, entailed the destroyer HMS Campbeltown ramming the gates of St. Nazaire harbour. The ship was to also carry commandos who were tasked with destroying shore-based installations. The charges in Campbeltown would later explode and hopefully destroy the dock caisson. If this was not successful, MTB 74, commanded Micky Wynn, was to be armed with two delayed-action torpedoes to be fired at the dock caisson. Also deployed to the raid were two destroyers, a motor gun and 16 motor launches.

The Chariot force sailed from Falmouth with MTB 74 towed by Campbeltown. The ships were three miles up the Loire estuary before the Germans opened fire, a battle commenced, descriptions of which would go down well in Boys Own War Picture Library. Campbeltown cut through the torpedo net and rammed the dock gates. Micky Wynn had been successful.

Wynn was ordered to return to England. On the way back he picked up two men who were in danger of drowning on the way and came under German fire, which led to another sequence of events in which Wynn triumphed over adversity, while all around him Gerries and cowards did their best to hinder him. Wynn was taken a POW and ended up in the Marlag Nord POW camp near Bremen. After escaping he was sent to Colditz in January 1943 and was repatriated on medical grounds after feigning illness in January 1945. Hearing that one of the plucky Brits who had saved his life earlier was being held in a German naval camp, Micky Wynn volunteered to join the relieving force and met up with him again.

Subsequently it was Victoria Crosses all round for Micky Wynn and his mates.

While researching for this blog, I have been struck by how many people who spent their time participating in serious crime, lying, cheating and deceiving to ensure that a gang of sex offenders could molest whomever they felt like, did the most heroic things during their war service. After the war, these people showed themselves to be of the most appalling character who were incapable of telling the truth. Why should they have behaved any better during the war? Discussions with people who fought in WW II reveal that some people were considered to have done very brave things; there are also allegations that some people hailed as heroes were complete gits and that history was rewritten.

At that time, the hierarchy in the forces was based on class. Posh people did not join the other ranks, no matter how hopeless they were. Posh people will not all have been hopeless in war by definition, but neither will they all have had the fantastic abilities and war records attributed to them. People of my generation grew up around the old soldiers who fought in WW II and I remember very clearly all the signs of what I now know was class bias. Furthermore the qualities needed as an officer were often very different to the qualities needed in the other ranks. I’m not sure what the prevailing situation is now, but it did used to be the case that the officers usually took the credit no matter how badly they had cocked up. It was probably the parallel of ah the doctors they were wonderful ie. we can’t admit to any other situation…

Some of the most brilliant servicemen just happened to be members of the Royal Family:

The Earl Mountbatten of Burma
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  • Because they were members of the Royal Family, toadying being what it is, a great many other people could be relied upon to help them out of difficult situations, as described in previous posts.
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The above Guilty Men (see previous posts for their biographies) all knew about the Westminster Paedophile Ring as well as Dafydd and the gang and they were all among those who were still concealing it when I and my friends came under attack. They knew that witnesses were fitted up and imprisoned as well as killed…

They’re all dead themselves but where reputations of War Heroes and Giants are concerned, Death Shall Have No Dominion.

Sir Alec Bingley served in WW II on the staff of the Commander-in-Chief, Home Fleet. After the WW II Bingley was appointed Deputy Director of Air Warfare. He went on to be Chief of Staff to the Flag Officer (Air) and then Commander of the aircraft-carrier HMS Eagle in 1952. Bingley was appointed Fifth Sea Lord and Deputy Chief of Naval Staff (Air) in 1954 and Flag Officer, Aircraft Carriers in 1958. He was made Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean Fleet and NATO Commander, Allied Forces Mediterranean in 1959 and then Commander-in-Chief, Portsmouth and Allied Commander-in-Chief, Channel in 1961.

Sir Alec’s wife Lady Juliet was a personal friend of Dom Mintoff, PM of Malta, 1955-58 and 1971-84. Mintoff was a member of the Maltese Mafia, so there are interesting questions to be asked about Lady Juliet’s activities in Malta which included the organising of the building of a hospital and the provision of other welfare services. I was told a few months ago that Malta is a centre for organised crime and has been for a long time.

It wasn’t only the wives of NATO commanders who were mates with Dom. Harold Wilson’s Secretary of State for the DHSS, Richard Crossman was his friend and so too was Jack Jones, the General Secretary of TGWU. See post ‘The Naked Civil Servants’. Crossman was a member of the Westminster Paedophile Ring, Lady Juliet was a friend of Dafydd’s and facilitated the ring and Jack Jones and his other union baron mates used their knowledge of the ring to gain power for themselves.

There was so much dishonesty on the part of this lot, whoever could know the truth behind the war records of the heroes of yesteryear?

I have turned into the barrister played by Richard Burton in the film ‘The Medusa Touch’ in which he causes ructions in the Court when he goes into his anti-war rant and makes reference to granddad’s medals rusting away in the cabinet and gets himself and his client into a great deal of trouble.

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I wasn’t even responsible for a rant as good as Richard Burton’s, I just refused to shag two appalling old men and laughed in Court at a social worker who was a member of a trafficking gang when she forgot her own name in the witness box and then started crying.

 

After WW II, Micky Wynn returned to farming and in 1963 became High Sheriff of Merionethshire. The land of Clough and the Welsh Bloomsbury Group was in Merionethshire. Eric Hobsbawm’s autobiography refers to Cwm Croesor as ‘Clough’s Kingdom’. It could have been ironic but I’ not entirely sure.

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Lord Maelor the Labour MP for the constituency which included Croesor, 1951-66, off duty, wearing ladies clothes. Lord Maelor died when he spontaneously combusted in Nov 1984. Lord Maelor’s brother, James Jones, was the Labour PM for Wrexham, 1955-70. See previous posts.

 

Eric Hobsbawm worked for MI5, had a second homer at Croesor and a daughter who’s close friend is married to Gordon Brown:

Hobsbawm in 2011

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In 1965 Micky Wynn succeeded his father as Lord Newborough and inherited 20,000 acres in north Wales. The family estates included the Rhug estate in Denbighshire and the Glynllifon estate in the Caernarfon area. Lord Snowdon’s family seat was near Caernarfon and Ma’am Darling and Lord Snowdon used to visit. Before he married Ma’am Darling and became the Lord of Snowdon, Lord Snowdon was Tony Armstrong-Jones, the son of barrister Ronald Armstrong-Jones (1899–1966) and his first wife Anne Messel, later Countess of Rosse (1902–1992). Tony Armstrong-Jones’s paternal grandfather was Sir Robert Armstrong-Jones, a Welsh psychiatrist and physician. Tony’s paternal grandmother, Margaret Armstrong-Jones (née Roberts), was the daughter of Sir Owen Roberts, Welsh educationalist and hero of the gwerin. See previous posts.

Lord Snowdon, being descended from good gwerin stock, was born at Eaton Terrace, Belgravia. Lord Snowdon’s barrister father was a member of Inner Temple, along with Mr Jeremy Thrope and the Havers’ clan, Sir Cecil and Lord Michael Havers and Lord Elizabeth Butler-Sloss, all of whom protected and concealed the Westminster Paedophile Ring and Dafydd’s gang. See previous posts.

Micky Wynn’s Glynllifon estate encompassed the village of Llandwrog. Llandwrog is a village that was built to house the workers of the Glynllifon estate; it is a pretty village with matching cottages and looks more like a village one would find in an affluent part of England. The cottages were sold off and Llandwrog has become very desirable among the gwerin; it is a hot spot for the oppressed, including the S4C crowd and of course impoverished Angels who are being forced into the embrace of foodbanks. I lived in Llandwrog for a while and after a few weeks was subjected to much harassment with was topped off by a wrongful arrest. I was told that the prime suspect was a deeply unpleasant Angel who lived near me, but I later discovered that John Sims, a senior Angel in the Drug and Alcohol Team ie. Dafydd’s domain, lived in the village as well.

SAIN recording studio, the business established by Dafydd’s fan Dafydd Iwan, is just down the road from Llandwrog.

Yma O Hyd!

In 1976 Micky Wynn was summoned before the magistrates for allegedly firing a 9 lb cannonball across the Menai Strait. The shot went through the sail of a passing yacht and he was charged with causing criminal damage. Wynn denied the charge, protesting that it must have been someone else. He was found guilty and fined. Wynn died in Istanbul in 1998, during the Waterhouse Inquiry and his ashes were shot out of an 18th-century cannon. He was survived by his second wife, Jennifer Acland (née Allen, married 1971), and his son and two daughters from his first marriage to Rosamund Lavington Barbour (married 1945). Micky Wynn’s son, Robert Vaughan Wynn, born 1949, succeeded him as the 8th Baron Newborough.

The naturalist Sir Peter Scott was Micky Wynn’s contemporary at Oundle. See post ‘He Got On His Bike and Looked For Work’. Peter Scott served in the RNVR during WW II:

Steam Gun Boat MGB S309, under the command of  Lieutenant Commander Peter Scott, underway at sea

Peter Scott was the founder of the World Wildlife Fund, who’s President, 1981-96, was Phil the Greek. There was much controversy at the time because of Phil’s penchant for blasting the world’s wildlife to death by shotgun.
Sir Peter Scott served as Chancellor of Birmingham University, 1973-83. It was during those years that Dafydd’s mate Professor Robert Bluglass found himself going from strength to strength at Birmingham University. The VC of Birmingham University, 1968-81, was Top Doc, Lord Robert Hunter. Hunter had been Field Marshal Montgomery’s personal physician and had spent much of his career at St Andrews and Dundee Universities, when one Robert Bluglass was a medical student and then a junior doctor at St Andrews and Dundee Universities. Wherever Montgomery’s former personal physician was, there was the whippersnapper Bluglass! Lord Hunter was involved in the raid on St Nazaire which made Micky Wynn a hero.
Montgomery spoke out against the legalisation of homosexuality in the UK, arguing that the Sexual Offences Act 1967 was a “charter for buggery” and that “this sort of thing may be tolerated by the French, but we’re British – thank God”. Monty will have been relieved to know that buggery was so unacceptable to Welsh Nonconformists that after the Buggers’ Charter was on the statute books – thanks substantially to Leo Abse, a close friend of leading Welsh Nonconformist George Thomas – Gwynne and Dafydd continued to torture gay men in consenting relationships in the name of aversion therapy at the North Wales Hospital Denbigh. While they ran a paedophile ring which provided young boys for George Thomas, Leo Abse and their friends and many other people as well. Dafydd and Gwynne were offered full protection in the face of numerous complaints by Monty’s personal physician and his sidekick Bluglass.
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A comment following my post ‘Theatre Of The Absurd’ explained that those we know and love became particularly over-excited with regard to me complaining about Dafydd and Gwynne because they thought that as a child, I had some sort of link to a posh paedophile ring involving Lord Denning and Jeremy Thorpe et al, having lived near Lord Denning and played with his dog when I was little and then spent my teenage years near Jeremy Thorpe country.
Monty lived in Hampshire on Lord Denning’s turf as well, dear oh dear the gang and Thatch’s Gov’t must have been in overdrive.
Lord Robert Hunter was VC of Birmingham University when a member of staff died from smallpox, as a result of dreadful practices on the part of the world leading virologists there, although a rigged inquiry at Gov’t level cleared Birmingham University, as described in a previous post. When I wrote that post, I presumed that the inquiry had to be rigged because no-one would dare admit that the Top Docs playing with smallpox in the middle of Birmingham were doing things that they should not have been, but I wonder if it was also because Montgomery’s mate and a facilitator of the Westminster Paedophile Ring was the VC and had crap all over him?
Readers will be reassured to know that among his other appointments, Lord Hunter was a member of the DHSS Independent Scientific Committee on Smoking and Health, 1973-80. Just to demonstrate how safe our lives are In Their Hands, previously, following the revelations in 1962 of the thalidomide disaster, Hunter had been appointed to the Committee on the Safety of Drugs and was Chairman of the Clinical Trials Sub-Committee. See previous posts for details of the thalidomide disaster, how people were knowingly put at risk and how some of those responsible were then appointed to Gov’t bodies concerned with health and safety and the regulation of medicines. The thalidomiders were fleeced after the efforts of ‘campaigning journalist’ Marjorie Wallace, who was married to a one of the Top Docs running the Westminster Paedophile Ring; the wholly inadequate financial settlement was a result of a rigged process involving the same politicians and lawyers who cheated the Aberfan victims and concealed Dafydd and Gwynne’s crimes… See previous posts.
In later life, Marjorie became a mental health campaigner and used her campaigning to protect Dafydd and the gang; she also became the mistress of Lord Snowdon. See post ‘One Dangerous Fucker’.
Lord Robert Hunter gets a mention in Richard Crossman’s ‘Diaries’. When Westminster Swinger Crossman was Secretary of State in the DHSS, he had lunch with Hunter and Sir George Godber, the Chief Medical Officer, another man who provided Dafydd and Gwynne with armour plating (see previous posts). Crossman mentioned in his diary that he met Hunter and Godber to discuss his ‘new ideas for hospitals’, but Crossman didn’t detail what those ideas were. He did however explain that they went to the Red Lion, that the food and wine were excellent and that the waitresses were nice.
Sir George Godber was one of the civil servants who in the 1940s was involved with the negotiations re the establishment of the NHS, along with Corkscrew Charlie and Lord Charles Hill, the Top Doc who for years was Secretary of the BMA. See previous posts. Godber was a complete shite who spent his entire life protecting a murderous gang of sex offenders and Lord Charles Hill was a greedy selfish git who led the organisation which opposed the creation of the NHS and only agreed to co-operate if they were given a great deal of money. Charles Hill’s friends and colleagues were running the Westminster Paedophile Ring and Harold Wilson only appointed Hill as Chairman of the BBC to ensure that the BBC was in no danger of broadcasting anything that would upset the Top Docs or lead to the exposing of the Westminster Paedophile Ring. Hill also provided added protection to the paedophile ring at the BBC which had links with the Westminster ring. See previous posts.
Thus Godber and Hill have been written into history as saints who Did it For The Poor, in much the same way that Lloyd George gained a great deal of excellent PR as a result of the Old Age Pensions, which completely eclipsed some very worrying things that he and his circle were involved with.
Lord Robert Hunter died of a heart attack in his garden in Birmingham in March 1994. So he was out of the way before Matt Arnold, the Headmaster of Bryn Estyn, died from an ‘unspecified blood disease’ in June 1994, four days before the trial opened of his long time friend and Bryn Estyn colleague Peter Howarth, for the sexual abuse of boys in care in north Wales. See eg. post ‘The Banality Of Evil’.
Sir Peter Scott was a student at Trinity College, Cambridge, where his room mate was John Berry. John Berry worked for the security services in the 1930s  – anyone for the Cambridge spy ring and Eric Hobsbawm?  – and became a well-known zoologist and ecologist. Berry was the first Director of the Nature Conservancy Council for Scotland. The Nature Conservancy Council for Wales hosted many associates of Dafydd’s gang and had close links with the biological sciences at UCNW. John Berry did his PhD at the University of St Andrews, which was where Bluglass trained as a Top Doctor while Lord Robert Hunter held senior academic positions there. Berry was much older than Bluglass, but alumni networks of posh universities like St Andrews are powerful things. Whether there is any connection between John Berry and Dr Colin Berry, Bluglass’s sidekick who assisted Bluglass in concealing the criminality of Dafydd and the gang in 1989 (see post ‘Enter Professor Robert Bluglass CBE), I have yet to clarify.
Sir Peter Scott was, like David Attenborough, a familiar face on the BBC re nature and wildlife programmes, particularly those for children, throughout the 1960s and 70s.
Having mentioned so many paedophiles’ friends upon whom Lilibet has bestowed honours on this blog, I keep remembering one of the fantasies of Brown’s brother when he was a teenager. There was a small time farmer who lived near us in Somerset who was notorious for being rough and ready and there were constant allegations that he stole cattle from Taunton market. On one occasion it went around that he had been caught but not charged, but having been caught he was now out of action. A few months after this, he stopped to give Brown a lift and Brown said ooh thanks and got in and noticed that the car was in a very ropy state and they started chatting. The man said the usual ie. ‘you’re Mrs Brown’s son aren’t you’ etc and asked Brown what he was doing, so Brown explained that he had graduated and now wanted to do a PhD. Being conversational, Brown said ‘and what are you doing yourself at the moment?’ to which the response was ‘well I was in calves but I’ve been put out of business’.
This translation of ‘being caught at Taunton market’ caused a lot of entertainment in the Brown household. Even more mysteriously, this man then came into quite serious money, opened a little restaurant and dressed up in posh gear to do the restaurateur bit in the evening. Brown’s brother thought this was the biggest laugh ever and stated that what needed to happen now was for Fatty Plowright – as he was known – to be awarded an OBE and a knighthood and then to have his arrival at a Royal Ball announced thus: ‘Sir Roger Fatteigh-Plowright OBE’…
I’m going to give Brown’s brother something even more extraordinary to consider now. Remember which year it was when Fatteigh came into all that money Brown’s brother?? How no-one quite understood where it came from and that the story of ‘the lottery win’ wasn’t believed by everyone?? Are you thinking what I have recently been told re the source of the dosh???
Fatteigh hit riches after Dafydd et al came after me. Mrs Brown knew Fatteigh’s children and step-children from her parish work in Stogursey. Fatteigh’s step-children were the grandchildren of the lady who used to clean for my granny and grandpa and they knew the man who’s goats I used to help look after, whom I have been told was a member of the paedophile ring in Bridgwater with links to Dafydd. They used to live in the cottage where the man with the goats subsequently lived. One of Fatteigh’s step-children developed serious mental health problems when he was a young man and spent a long time in Tone Vale, the Denbigh of Somerset. I have heard that he’s doing much better now… I don’t have a problem with him, I used to play with him when we were kids, but if he wants to make a complaint about any Top Doctor or other person, he’s welcome to use info on the blog if it helps.
On one occasion, Mrs Brown discovered Fatteigh and a teenaged girl in what Mrs Brown politely described as a ‘compromising position’. Fatteigh and the then teenager will remember it well.
Mrs Brown was found unexpectedly dead in her house in 2005, after the paedophiles’ friends declared war all over again after Brown and I appeared in print discussing the mental health services. Mrs Brown was frail but she wasn’t ill. Before she died she told Brown that the alarm in her house which was used to summon help in an emergency wasn’t working; it was connected to an NHS helpline. I have since been told that it was working but it wasn’t being answered.
Perhaps Dr MacAdam of Nether Stowey could shed a bit of light on this, he was Mrs Brown’s Top Doc for years.
Mrs Brown lived next door to a girl with whom I was friends at school. She was greatly distressed when Mrs Brown died and I was told by a third party that it was she who realised that Mrs Brown had died and summoned help. She had previously been a patient at Tone Vale and whoops that upset with Mrs Brown meant that the Top Doctors descended upon her once more. I have known her for years and while her experiences with the Top Docs weren’t quite in the league of mine with Dafydd et al, I can identify a catalogue of neglect and abuse when I hear about it. When she was young, she acquired a boyfriend whom she met in Tone Vale. He died, allegedly after an overdose, I think in the ambulance on the way to hospital. There was nothing that anyone could have done…
My friend had these difficulties after I began having problems with Dafydd and Gwynne et al. I never told those we know and love that I was friendly with this young woman, but I did used to ring her up and I know now that our phone was bugged and we were under surveillance. Not so long ago her dad died while in the care of Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton. She noticed that the care was dreadful and he died of complications that were the result of a cock-up by the hospital.
One thing that did surprise me when my friend and I were comparing notes on the mental health services was that my friend, like so many in north Wales, had dealings with the police as a result of a complaint by her CPN. While prosecuting one’s own patients has become increasingly common across the UK after having been successfully pioneered by the paedophile gang in north Wales, my friend was the subject of a complaint to the police for something that would have made Gwynedd Social Services proud: for shouting at the CPN when the CPN was in my friend’s house, after initially refusing to let the CPN into her house because my friend really does not like that CPN. My friend has bipolar disorder. The crime was so trivial that my friend was simply given a caution by the police.
My old school friends in Somerset who knew what happened to me in north Wales seem to have experienced a great deal of distress at the hands of the Top Doctors.
The only surprise is that Miranda didn’t make Fatteigh a People’s Peer. Lord Fatteigh-Plowright of Taunton Market. Here are Lord Tom of Bridgwater, with Lord Paddy of Pantsdown and Lady Callaghan of Nepotism, who All Knew About Dafydd:
Some years before Brown’s brother wanted Fatteigh announced at a Royal Ball, I told my friend at school that my ambition was to hold a luncheon for her at Boodles. I had no idea what Boodles was, but we were reading the Court & Circular column in the Torygraph – a section of the Torygraph which was obviously aimed at schoolgirls in Bridgwater – and there was a notice that Sir Bufton Tufton or Sir Herbert Gusset or someone was holding a luncheon at Boodles and I liked the sound of that. Boodles is of course one of the London gentleman’s clubs where Dafydd’s umbrellas hang out, I expect that Richard Crossman was a regular there. Having found out now how High Society of St James’s actually works, I think I’ll give Boodles a miss and take my friend somewhere else. We’ll go to Greggs, where we can pretend to be Tom King’s wife and have a sausage roll.
Thatch: Guest of honour at the Bridgwater Conservative Ladies Luncheon Club circa 1973. She was resplendent in green.
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Sir Edward Dillon Lott du Cann, KBE, crook and Tory MP for Taunton, 1956-87 (see previous posts):
Du Cann served in the RNVR, like so many… He was a student at St John’s College, Oxford, where he was a friend of Kingsley Amis. Sir Idwal Vaughan Pugh (10 February 1918-21 April 2010) was Permanent Secretary at the Welsh Office, 1969-70 and served as Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration and Health Service Commissioner for England, Scotland and Wales, 1976-Dec 1978. There were no investigations into Dafydd and Gwynne while Idwal was in charge. Idwal was the son of a school teacher from Blaenau Ffestiniog, a town just down the road from Clough’s Kingdom, who grew up in south Wales in George Thomas Central. See post ‘The Naked Civil Servants’ for details of the horrors which Idwal managed to ignore and his links to Dafydd and associates.
Kingsley Amis was pals with du Cann, but even closer to another student when Amis was at St John’s, namely Philip Larkin. My post ‘Come, Friendly Bombs’ discusses the well-known poets with whom Harold Wilson’s wife Mary was friendly, being a poet herself, including John Betjamin, the father of Candida Lycett-Green, one of the founders of ‘Private Eye’ (see previous posts). The founders of the Eye did know about the Westminster Paedophile Ring but never published anything about it. Not even when they were given the Jeremy Thorpe story in the 1960s. Ronnie Waterhouse worked as a libel reader for the Eye.
Philip Larkin for years was the librarian at Hull University, an institution in which senior staff were colluding with the trafficking ring in Yorkshire of which Savile was the ringleader. Larkin’s long-term mistress was Monica Jones (see previous posts) who worked at Leicester University. Monica lived near Brown when he had so much aggro and obstruction as a PhD student at Leicester University. See eg. post ‘Life In Cold Blood’.
Kingsley Amis was a member of the Communist Party, 1941-56, so knew Eric Hobsbawm, E.P. Thompson, Uncle Harry’s nephew’s dad et al as detailed in previous posts eg. ‘Captain Swing And His Crew’. Amis worked as a lecturer at University College, Swansea, 1949-61. Rhodri Morgan’s mum and dad were both students at Swansea and his dad stayed joined the academic staff there. Rhodri’s brother Prys Morgan also ended up on the academic staff at Swansea and became a Professor of History there. Prys Morgan was a student at St John’s College Oxford…
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Sir Idwal, Friend of Dafydd and Gwynne:
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Sir Kingsley of Swansea:
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Professor Prys and his brother:
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Lord Snowdon of the Gwerin:
Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon
Rhodri’s parents’ time at Swansea overlapped with the years when Dafydd’s mate Saunders Lewis worked there. Saunders Lewis was also mates with J.E. Daniel, the father of Dafydd’s pal the corrupt judge Huw Daniel. See post ‘Tan yn Llyn’. Saunders Lewis lived until Oct 1995, so not only was he around to assist the gang after the investigations and inquiries had begun, but Saunders was still busy when Carlo was appointed the Chancellor of the University of Wales, in 1976; Swansea was one of the constituent colleges of the University of Wales, as well as UCNW.

During 1958–59 Amis was Visiting Fellow at Princeton University and a visiting lecturer in other north-eastern universities. After 13 years at Swansea, Amis became a Fellow of Peterhouse, Cambridge, 1961–1963. He found Cambridge an academic and social disappointment and resigned in 1963 and moved to London. Peterhouse was an institution where the dons and students had an interesting past-time of partying while dressed in ladies’ clothes and when doing this they went under girls’ names. Michael Portillo went to Peterhouse. See previous posts…

In 1963, Amis separated from his wife Hilary and moved in with the novelist Elizabeth Jane Howard. Amis divorced Hilary in 1965 and married Howard the same year. In 1968 he moved with Howard to Lemmons, a house in Barnet, north London. She and Amis divorced in 1983. In his last years, Kingsley Amis shared a house with his first wife Hilary and her third husband, Alastair Boyd, 7th Baron Kilmarnock.

Alastair Ivor Gilbert Boyd, 7th Baron Kilmarnock (11 May 1927-19 March 2009) was Chief of the Clan Boyd. Boyd was an aristo and served as a pageboy at the coronation of King George VI. He was educated at Bradfield College and King’s College, Cambridge and was commissioned into the Irish Guards, 1946-48. Boyd married Diana Mary Gibson in 1954 but the marriage was dissolved in 1970. He married Hilary in 1977. Boyd lived for much of his life in Andalusia, where he variously ran a tapas bar and a language school. After inheriting his father’s title in 1975, Alastair Boyd took his seat in Lords, eventually joining the SDP. He served as the SDP’s Chief Whip in the Lords, 1983 -86. Boyd was the Deputy Leader of the SDP Peers, 1986–87 and served as the Chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on AIDS, 1987-96.
The Gang Of Four based their whole strategy for electoral success on their knowledge of the Westminster Paedophile Ring (see eg. ‘We’ve Been Expecting You…’), of which Woy was a member and Dr Death one of the Top Docs who’s mates were running it, including Death’s pals in north Wales.
Michael Adler was a Top Doc who made his names as a pioneer in the field of AIDS, when rent boys first began dying from AIDS in the mid-late 1980s in London. Adler knew that many of them had become infected after being forced into sex work when they were in care, including many from north Wales. The first AIDS wards were at the Middlesex Hospital, which was where Gwynne had trained; the Middlesex’s network protected Gwynne for the rest of his career. Professor Geoffrey Chamberlain was one of those who worked at St George’s Hospital Medical School who was colluding with the Westminster Paedophile Ring, as well as Dafydd’s gang in north Wales. Chamberlain’s wife Jocelyn worked at the Middlesex, where she was one of those who developed the cervical cancer screening programme, which has Saved Lives and would Save Even More Lives if only those silly women weren’t Refusing Invitations because they are Ashamed Of Their Bodies.
Please wake up everyone, this lot were running a sex abuse ring and faking their data. Do you REALLY believe that they came up with an idea that would involve every woman in the country being ordered to have gynaecological exams lest they develop a condition which is not THAT common and from which some of them will definitely not be at risk anyway and then didn’t bother to publicise the fact that they didn’t have enough staff in the labs to run the programme, simply out of the goodness of their hearts? If they had really wanted to Save Lives, they would have been screaming at the tops of their voices about the laughable pay that was offered to the lab technicians that made in almost impossible to recruit; there would have been the sort of noise that there is at present over the shortage of midwives.
Michael Adler is married to Baroness Margaret Jay, who was also involved with AIDS work. Miranda made the Baroness a Health Minister when he became PM in 1997. The Baroness, like Michael Adler, knew how so many of the AIDS patients became infected. Her dad and mum Jim and Audrey Callaghan colluded with Dafydd’s gang and the Westminster Paedophile Ring and it was Jim and Audrey who, when Jim was Home Secretary, gave Leo Abse all the help that he needed to implement his plan to rewrite the legislation relating to kids in care. This resulted in the Children Act 1975, as a result of which hundreds of kids were sent to children’s homes in north Wales or into the clutches of linked gangs. Dr Death provided the private member’s bill needed to complete the task. See post ‘Cry, The Beloved Country’.
Sunny Jim faced accusations of outrageous nepotism when he appointed the Baroness’s first husband Peter Jay as the US Ambassador. It was actually the Foreign Secretary who advised Sunny Jim to do that, one Dr Death. Peter Jay was Dr Death’s friend.
Dr Death was a pal of Crossman’s and was cluttering up the DHSS when Crossman was running it. Death was giving Crossman orders when Death was still a minion. It was Death who advised on merging the Ministries of Health and Social Security to form the super-dept of the DHSS, thus bring everyone who was playing major roles in the Westminster Paedophile Ring into one Dept, which was of course a huge and very powerful one after the merger.
Peter Jay’s mum Peggy Jay knew Crossman and is mentioned in his ‘Diaries’. Peggy Jay was the Labour Chairman of a Regional Health Board, the organisations which ran the NHS until the restructuring of the early 1970s. After the restructuring, the members and Chairmen of the RHBs were appointed as members and Chairmen of the new bodies, the Regional and District Health Authorities. Crossman was friendly with Peggy Jay and her husband Douglas and socialised with them at formal public occasions as well as at dinner parties held by his friends, including Nicholas and Olga Davenport. See post ‘Vested Interests Or Common Pool?’.
After Peggy Jay died, the Torygraph published her obituary in Jan 2008:

Peggy Jay, who died on Monday aged 94, was a grande dame of the Labour movement, known for her good works on a host of local government committees and as the wife of the cabinet minister Douglas Jay.

It could be argued that the second role was the more heroic. She fell in love with her future husband while in her teens and married him when she was 20 – despite his warning that he considered monogamy “a sin”, a belief that he was not slow to put into practice.

Nontheless the marriage produced four children and endured for almost 40 years; and although Peggy Jay suffered much, in later life she was able to say that her former husband remained “the touchstone of my life”.

She was born Margaret Christian Garnett in Manchester on January 28 1913. A year later her three-year-old brother died, to the lasting grief of her parents; that grief, she later speculated, might have been responsible for her “restless, striving spirit, always longing to be recognised and approved of, and above all, to achieve.”

At the time of her birth her father, Maxwell Garnett, was principal of the Manchester Institute of Technology (now UMIST, part of Manchester University). Six years later he was appointed general secretary of the League of Nations Union, and the family moved to Hampstead.

Peggy hated Malvern Girls’ College, and was sent instead to St Paul’s, where she thrived. Douglas Jay’s family lived next door to the Garnetts in Hampstead, and as an undergraduate at New College, Oxford,

New College was a recruiting ground for the British security services; Richard Crossman was a student and a don there and was recruited and then became a recruiter.

he coached Peggy for her matriculation exam. At her coming out party, as she and her “tutor” danced to The Blue Danube, she resolved to marry him.

At Somerville College, Oxford,

Graduates included Thatch and Shirl…

Peggy joined the Labour Party and took a two-year diploma in Economics and Politics. By now Douglas was a Fellow of All Souls. When, in 1933, they married at Hampstead parish church the couple decided to set off for their honeymoon in Italy immediately after the service, leaving Peggy’s parents to host a reception without bride or groom.

In their early married life the brilliant, but difficult, Douglas Jay worked as a journalist; their friends were figures such as the Gaitskells, Nicholas Kaldor, Thomas Balogh and Hugh Dalton.

Kaldor was a mate of Crossman’s and Kaldor’s wife Clarissa was Chairman of a Regional Hospital Board. I hope to cover them in a future post. They were big pals of E.P. Thompson, who had a second home at Croesor. See previous posts. Kaldor and Clarissa, who was a ‘a prominent figure in Cambridge city life’, as was a friend of Thatch and Jimmy Savile who also protected Dafydd and the gang

had four daughters: Penny Milsom, a former London Borough of Islington Labour Councillor; Katharine Hoskyns, who has stood as a Labour candidate for Westminster City Council; Frances Stewart, Professor of Economic Development at Oxford University and Mary Kaldor, Professor of Human Security at the LSE, who has starred in a previous post for her role in hailing E.P. Thompson as the man who saved the world but hasn’t yet been recognised for it.

Anyone else want to laugh at my friend Biggus?

Biggus Dickus (Life of Brian, 1979) - YouTube

Peggy busied herself with voluntary work, and in 1938 was elected to the London County Council as Labour member for Central Hackney. A year earlier she had given birth to their first child, Peter, who would become British ambassador to Washington and economics editor of the BBC.

During the war Douglas Jay worked at the Ministry of Supply and the Board of Trade, and after the Labour victory in 1945 he was appointed an economics adviser to the prime minister, Clement Attlee; the next year he was elected to parliament.

Peggy Jay, meanwhile, continued her career in local government. In 1952 she was returned as Labour member for North Battersea, becoming chairman of the schools’ committee and vice-chairman of the welfare committee; she also served on the children’s committee.

The organised abuse upon which Dafydd’s partner gang in London would build and expand was already present in Battersea in the early 1950s.

In 1964 she was elected to the new GLC. As chairman of the parks’ committee she took a particular interest in the development of the “One O’Clock Clubs” for young mothers. In the same year Harold Wilson formed a new Labour administration, and Douglas became President of the Board of Trade.

The Westminster Paedophile Ring was up and running and about to take off in a major way, because Dafydd’s mate Sir Kenneth Robinson had been appointed Minister of Health.

Peggy Jay lost her seat in 1967. By now her marriage was starting to disintegrate, and she and Douglas Jay divorced in 1972.

Her former husband was created a life peer in 1987,

The year that Lord Chief Justice Geoffrey Lane granted Professor Oliver Brooke of St George’s early release from prison after Ollie had been done for child porn. In 1987, Dafydd and the gang hatched an elaborate plant to frame and imprison me just after the June General Election for ‘attempting to stab a doctor’ but it unravelled when two key witnesses didn’t tell as many lies as they needed to. See eg. post ‘Hey, Hey DAJ, How Many Kids Did You Kill Today?’

and it seems that Peggy Jay could have sat alongside him in the Upper House. She once revealed: “Wilson was said to have offered me a life peerage. Then Jim Callaghan, who was by then my co-grandparent [his daughter, now Baroness Jay, was then the wife of Peter Jay] said, ‘I’m afraid Harold’s withdrawn the offer because he thinks it would be nepotistic to appoint the wife of an MP.’ And who does he appoint? Barbara Castle’s husband. Bit of a phoney that, don’t you think?”

They were all phonies, worthy of leading roles in ‘Catcher In The Rye’.

In the 1980s Peggy Jay left Labour to join the SDP, principally over the issue of unilateral disarmament.

Peggy found her soul mate, who was a good friend of her son Peter:

She returned to the fold only in July last year, explaining: “I have always admired Mr Brown, and when he became the leader I was extremely pleased. I am so happy to be back with the Labour Party again. It is where I feel I belong.”

Gordon Brown, who’s wife Sarah was a good friend and business partner of Julia Hobsbawm who’s family were resident in Hampstead and Croesor…

As a resident of Hampstead for almost all her life Peggy Jay was much preoccupied with its conservation, as chairman (later life president) of the Heath and Old Hampstead Society. Among the objects of her scorn were a new Tesco Express in the High Street, a McDonald’s and a lap dancing club.

She was chairman of North Camden Community Health Council, taking an interest in psychiatric hospitals and the mentally handicapped. She also served on the Parole Board and as a magistrate.

Oh God, as bad as I feared. The disadvantaged of Camden were preyed on by the trafficking ring operating in the area, with which Dafydd had direct links. In the early years of the millennium, as Rhodri Morgan ignored the carnage at the Hergest Unit in Gwynedd, it was revealed that North West Wales had the second highest rate of suicide among women of any area in England and Wales. Only Camden had a higher rate. Surely Peggy should have been asked to explain this?

Dafydd’s mates Robert Bluglass, Colin Berry and David Mawson were all members of the Parole Board after they had proved themselves by concealing the crimes of Dafydd and the gang. See previous posts.

In 1990 she published an autobiography, Loves and Labours.

Peggy Jay’s 90th birthday party was held at Burgh House, Hampstead, the Queen Anne property which she had helped to save for the local community. At the party her son Peter described his mother as “a dragon descending on officialdom… not a traditional politician, no soft words or kissed babies… but a fighter”.

She was a fucking monster in lipstick. However did that lap dancing club gain the impression that Peggy’s neighbourhood may have provided fertile ground for its growth?

She is survived by her sons, Peter and Martin, and by her twin daughters, Helen and Catherine.

Peggy’s obituary in ‘The Guardian’, written by Illtyd Harrington (see previous posts) told us more:
Peggy Jay, who has died aged 94, was the last of a line of Hampstead middle-class Labour grandes dames whom Herbert Morrison selected, or more likely groomed, to take over the London county council in 1934.
Mandy’s granddad…
After Labour’s national collapse in 1931, this ubiquitous apparatchik knew that County Hall would be winnable in three years’ time, and his plan needed the voice, personality and moderation of the middle classes.
The corrupt abusing middle classes…
Among the recruits to his A-team were Helen Bentwitch, Margaret Cole, Mrs Douglas Bolton (Beatrice Webb’s secretary) and Freda Corbett, later MP for Peckham.
The accessories…

Jay was among his “elect” and her opportunity came sooner than expected. A byelection in Hackney, east London, occurred in 1934. She was thrown into the turbulent and violent world of East End politics, confronting communists and the presence of Sir Oswald Mosley’s British Union of Fascists. In her 20s, she won and arrived before the inevitable Labour LCC victory that year, remaining until its successor, the first Labour Greater London council, was defeated in 1967.

Peggy and co were just as ruthless, it’s why Mandy’s granddad selected them. Neither did they/do they give a damn about the miracle of births among those less fortunate than them. Their granddaughters are hiring  doulas, while in north Wales the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board is in special measures because the maternity services were killing mothers and babies.

Peggy was born in London, to the Garnett family, which often served radical causes – an alternative civil service for Labour. In later years, she took pride in her niece Virginia Bottomley’s role in the governments of Margaret Thatcher and John Major.

Virginia the former psychiatric social worker: she concealed the crimes of Dafydd and the gang, lied about Dafydd ‘retiring’ and lied about the North Wales Hospital closing down. See post ‘The Evolution Of A Drugs Baron?’ Then there are the forged documents that are in my possession, forged by NHS staff and lawyers while Ginny was Health Minister and then Secretary of State. Then there’s the  perjury as well… See previous posts.

Her sister-in-law, Virginia’s mother, became the Tory leader on the Inner London Education Authority. Its predecessor had been inflexibly held by the Labour party.

See previous posts for details of Virginia’s friends and relations, of which there are a great many…

Peggy married the self-assertive economic journalist and later Labour minister Douglas Jay in 1933 and they had two sons and girl twins. Peter shone in his father’s light, as a journalist, TV presenter and ambassador to the US, while Catherine and Helen hit every go button in the swinging 60s. Martin became a designer of seagoing yachts.

Did he know a man called Heath?

Douglas glided along the corridors of power and gave out a brazen and infallible doctrine of social democracy. He was renowned for his parsimony and libido; took his own cornflakes abroad. A member of Clement Attlee’s praetorian guard, he was brought up sharply when he pronounced: “The man in Whitehall knows best.” He represented Battersea North in parliament and Peggy mirrored him as the LCC member for Battersea. She was, at first appearances, haughty, perhaps imperious,

But underneath lay a heart of gold…

but she used the Rolls-Royce efficiency of the LCC to help alleviate areas of poverty, children’s needs and in the field of decent housing for working-class families.

She was just so successful wasn’t she.

Her friendship with Audrey Callaghan

The people trafficker and fundraiser for Great Ormond Street

on the LCC’s children’s committee is still talked about as a partnership of practical compassion for deprived children.

Many of whom will have died young, often in prison or by their own hand, after enjoying Help from Peggy and Audrey’s mates in the children’s social services and mental health system.

Even during the early Harold Wilson years, Audrey and Peggy departed in July for the summer on the Isle of Wight, where they had ancestral cottages, leaving husbands Jim and Douglas in Whitehall.

Nye and Uncle Harry really did do it All For the Poor didn’t they.

Peggy’s marriage ended in divorce in 1972, but she never played the part of the betrayed wife. On one occasion in 1964 it is alleged that Douglas did not want to take her to the state opening of parliament. Peggy, arrayed in formal attire, drove off in his old banger, which “broke down” in Hampstead High Street.

Her friends felt she had been deliberately humiliated;

In which house? The residence in Hampstead? Or the ancestral cottage on the Isle of Wight? Or in Harrods? Or on a yacht somewhere perhaps?

others claim that the offer of a life peerage to Douglas came because of her close friendship with what was left of Hugh Gaitskell’s Hampstead set. The matriarch of the Hampstead Labour party, she left for the SDP after it was formed in 1981, returning to Labour only in the past year or so. She was regal in defending Hampstead Heath and the town from unpleasant encroachment.

Encroachment from the lower orders would that be? Who might have disturbed Michael Foot shagging on the Heath, as he admitted was one way that he passed the time of day?

She was sometimes described as the Queen of Hearts, as in “off with their heads”.

The witnesses to the crimes of Peggy’s friends and colleagues in north Wales were left to die and if they hung around for too long they were murdered.

We became close during the GLC period, and when I pressed for improvements and greater access to the London canal system, she defended me and threw the weight of the GLC’s parks department behind the proposal. Her last County Hall chairmanship, of the arts and recreation committee, was a fruitful three years. Our parks bloomed, events were popular and democratic.

Other people’s kids continued to be sent into the arms of Dafydd and the gang

She coaxed Henry Moore, a difficult man, into supporting sculpture in the parks, particularly in Battersea Park and the spectacular setting of Kenwood, and perhaps most of all One O’Clock Clubs, places where harassed young mothers could bring toddlers for organised activity in the early afternoon.

An invitation from Cruella…

At our last meeting, the funeral of a Hampstead worthy, I told her she reminded me of “the Unsinkable Molly Brown”. A quizzical look and a voice worthy of the headmistress of Roedean replied: “What on earth are you talking about now?” I think she knew. Sadly, no one in our ruling political elite floundering for a definition of community asked her advice.

I can see the horror on her face when I took her to a hostel for the homeless in Stoke Newington. Things changed.

QUE??? I used to live near there, Dafydd sent gangsters after me…

Anyone remember the legendary corrupt and violent coppers of Stoke Newington Police Station? No-one stopped them.

Rhett Butler

Or I can see her encouraging park keepers and gardeners or even, best of all, in recent months staring out a developer who was eyeing up Hampstead Heath. Perhaps that is where she should be buried. She is survived by her sons and daughters

To return to AIDS, a field which benefited from the attentions of Peggy’s daughter-in-law, the Baroness Margaret. Older readers may remember that it was Di who was wheeled out to Shake Hands With An AIDS patient at the Middlesex Hospital to Fight The Stigma. However would a Stigma over such a matter have developed, particularly in Rent Boy Central, north east Wales?
‘Now ewe do realise what it would do to ewe’r standing in the community if ewe’r homosexual tendencies were to become known don’t ewe?’
It is just so sad that so many people allowed themselves to be blackmailed by Dafydd instead of taking a leaf out of Patient F’s book.
‘Ewe lied. Ewe lied.’ ‘I lied – you murdered’.
What was wrong with them all? If Empowered Service Users who’d entered the gates of hell into Risley and the Denbigh Dungeon could roll around laughing at Dafydd, why weren’t those who take themselves seriously in tears of laughter? Every time Dafydd opened his mouth something completely ridiculous came out, it didn’t matter where he was or in what context he was speaking. Meanwhile the Hampstead crowd propped up his empire.

See posts ‘Apocalypse Now’ and ‘The Bodies Beneath Canary Wharf’ for accounts of medical services and huge building projects which were funded by Gov’t when the former kids in care from north Wales began dying of AIDS in the 1980s and ruthless local Councillors and politicians in London reminded Gov’t of how those boys cam to be infected with HIV…

 

Sir Kingsley’s son Martin Louis Amis (born 25 August 1949) has spent his adult life under discussion with regard to whether he is as obnoxious and misogynistic as his father. His name was cleared in the eyes of some by having a relationship with Germaine Greer, but in the eyes of those who hate Germaine Greer, this just contributed to the evidence that he was. One of Martin’s novels is ‘Money: A Suicide Note’ (1984). The paedophiles’ friends opened fire on Brown and me big time in 1984, after we complained about Gwynne the lobotomist. Gwynne pegged out in 1986, an attempt to rewrite his place in history was undertaken, the only problem being the existence of people like Brown and I who wouldn’t shut up about him and the gang. My post ‘Hey, Hey DAJ, How Many Kids Did You Kill Today?’ discusses the many attempts to silence us, including that plan and subsequent attempt to frame and imprison me in July 1987.

In June 1987, the man who’s family and friends ran Swansea University (see post ‘A Bit More Paleontology’) was elected the Labour MP for Cardiff West, George Thomas’s former constituency.

Martin Amis spent part of his school days at Bishop Gore School aka Swansea Grammar. Bishop Gore has educated many people who later achieved seniority and influence, including Lord Brian Flowers. Flowers was a physicist but in his position as Rector of Imperial College and then VC of London University, Flowers presided over the Top Docs who were perpetrating medical research fraud and running the Westminster Paedophile Ring and allowed them to continue doing it because it resulted in massive amounts of research funding flowing into London University and a seat for Flowers in the Lords. Just to be on the safe side, Flowers also spent a few years as VC of Manchester University, where Dafydd and Tony Francis’s mates had yet another hub. See previous posts for further details re Flowers.

Martin Amis was Professor of Creative Writing at Manchester University, 2007-11.

Amis’s work centres on the excesses of late-capitalist Western society, whose perceived absurdity he often satirises through grotesque caricature; he has been portrayed as a master of what ‘The New York Times’ called “the new unpleasantness”. Amis and his friends would have done anything to have opposed it, except for er, um, er, but I’m a famous novelist, I don’t want live like an Empowered Service User…

All you had to do Martin was to have grassed up this:

Dr Dafydd Alun Jones

 

Martin Amis: A Famous Angry Novelist
photograph

Amis was born in Oxford. His mother father Hilary was the daughter of a Ministry of Agriculture civil servant. After Bishop Gore School, he attended Cambridgeshire High School for Boys. There was an elite sex abuse ring in Cambridgeshire, centred upon Cambridge University where Martin’s dad worked for a short time.

Martin graduated from Exeter College, Oxford. After Oxford, he found an entry-level job at The Times Literary Supplement and at the age of 27 became literary editor of the ‘New Statesman’ where he met Christopher Hitchens, then a feature writer for ‘The Observer’, who remained a close friend until Hitchens died in 2011.

For years, the ‘New Statesman’ was entirely dominated by the crowd on the left who had been part of, or were friends with, the Welsh Bloomsbury Group. Eric Hobsbawm, E.P. Thomson and co were regulars in there and the small ads were for the benefit of people who lived in Peggy’s part of London. Richard Crossman was Assistant Editor of the ‘New Statesman’, 1938-55 and was Editor, 1970-72.

When Richard Webster wanted to trash Alison Taylor and tell the world that there were no serious problems with regard to the abuse of kids in care in north Wales or even in Bryn Estyn per se, Webster published his article in the ‘New Statesman’. Alison sued for libel and won; she represented herself and the New Statesman later admitted that it had published the article on the assumption that Alison couldn’t afford to sue, having been unfairly dismissed by Gwynedd County Council. Which seems to be the MO pf Gwynedd County Council. When I went to see the senior managers of Gwynedd Social Services, Glyn Davies and Martin Davidson, accompanied by my legal aided funded solicitor in the aftermath of me being forced out of my teaching job on the basis of allegations that I was a danger to children – allegations which were known at the time to be without foundation – and over matters of a flagrant breach of confidentiality, Glyn Davies told us that yes, Gwynedd Social Services and social worker Keith Fearns had broken the law and breached all policies, no, there would not be an investigation or any action taken by Gwynedd County Council and if I wanted to take the matter further, I’d have to take legal action for which legal aid was not available and as I was now unemployed Glyn didn’t think that I’d be able to do that. He then literally laughed as we left the office. See previous posts.

I later found out that Martin Davidson, the senior manager responsible for mental health, was married to Nonn Williams, the Director of Social Services for Gwynedd and she had appointed him and negotiated his (generous) salary. See previous posts.

Some two years later I was told by two distraught parents that their daughter had been abused by a teaching assistant in a primary school near Caernarfon. When they raised the matter, they were accused of abuse themselves. I was told that the grandchildren of Dafydd Wigley, the former Plaid MP for Caernarfon, were also at the school, that other parents had raised concerns but the matter was being concealed by Gwynedd Education Authority.

I was forced out of my teaching job in a small private school after I reported the abuse of a child at Ysgol Sir Huw Owen, in Caernarfon. Dafydd Wigley’s children went to Sir Huw Owen, where they were taught by Dr Prys Morgan Jones, the Dean of the School of Education at Bangor University until he retired some years ago. I have been receiving info from readers that Prys, while making every apparent effort to remain on good terms with me, was one of the network who fuelled the fire re baseless allegations etc.

I have mentioned many time that Bangor University was bugged by the security services. A mole has sent me a transcript of an incident that I remember clearly. After I had been forced out of teaching, I returned to Bangor to do a PhD, in the School of Education, which was then the cause of WW III and the demands for Merfyn the VC’s head on a plate. I have been told that Prys was involved but I didn’t know that. Prys went on a cross-country ski-ing holiday just after I began my PhD and when he returned he was quipping that he fell over so many times that if a social worker saw his bottom they’d take him into care. To which I replied ‘we are in north Wales, if you’re bottom is damaged it’ll be a social worker who has done it…’

I’m told that my joke constituted the most blatant threat that the ex-teachers who were Dafydd’s mates and littering the School of Education had ever experienced and so it was all systems go to get rid of me, my PhD supervisor, his wife who also worked in Bangor University and Merfyn.

Well they did it, but I think in the wake of this blog perhaps they realise that they probably should have just appreciated that four hardworking people who had all maintained a silence in public with regard to the most disgusting behaviour on the part of a gang of paedophiles might have had something to contribute to the University.

No they won’t, why ever would I think that any of them have seen the error of their ways?They are petty, small minded, vindictive not very bright and many of them remained silent in the face of serious criminality, why would they ever be regretting any of it?

They’re probably too stupid to realise that they’ve been carpet bombed only as a result of their own appalling conduct.

Geoffrey Robinson owned the ‘New Statesman’, 1996-2008, when it published the libellous article about Alison. Robinson has been the Labour MP for Coventry North West since 1976. Robinson is the seriously wealthy businessman who’s financial dealings with Mandelson with regard to Mandy’s mortgage resulted in Mandy’s first resignation from office. The Mandy who’s dad Herbert Morrison was that mate of Peggy’s all those years ago while Westminster and Whitehall Swung but were firmly in denial; the Mandy who worked for LWT which made a fortune out of its light entertainment TV favourite Blind Date, which starred Prof Geoffrey Chamberlain’s personal friend Cilla Black; the Mandy who served as a Lambeth Councillor, while kids in Lambeth were abused, both in Lambeth and when they were packed off to children’s homes in north Wales. The Mandy who served as MP for Hartlepool, 1992-04, on the territory of Dafydd’s partner gang in the North East of England.

Another of Dafydd’s partner gangs ruled Coventry; kids from Coventry were sent to north Wales as well. Bluglass was assisted by Dr Colin Berry of the Walsgrove Hospital in Coventry in concealing Dafydd and the gang’s criminality in 1989.

Richard Crossman was the Labour MP for Coventry East, 1945-74. Walsgrave Hospital was built while he was Secretary of State at the DHSS, but he didn’t attend the Royal Cutting of the Red Ribbon when it was opened, because that took place very shortly after the 1970 election which Wilson lost so Crossman was no longer in Gov’t. See previous post.

Warwick University is at Coventry. Warwick is a university that takes itself seriously and is a member of the Russell Group. It has a famous business school with such affluent people working there that the car park bears no resemblance to any other university car park in the UK. Warwick University was the location of student riots in the early 1970s, after students discovered that the University had kept secret files on them and that the VC, Lord Jack Butterworth, had been involved with dodgy business dealings. Richard Crossman was good mates with Jack and his wife Doris, but their adventures will be the topic of a future blog post.

The Warwick Events of the 1970s starred Merfyn Jones in his role as Chairman of the Socialist Society and resulted in E.P. Thompson leaving his academic post at Warwick in disgust at the conduct of Jack Butterworth.

Richard Crossman, a member and an organiser of the Westminster Paedophile Ring, was good mates with Jack  Butterworth… Jack was doing such atrocious things that the students rioted and E.P. Thompson published a book discussing the questionable practices of Jack.

Coventry was and is represented by Labour politicians. Coventry is in the most terrible state, it is a city with some of the highest levels of poverty in the UK and the worst health outcomes. Warwick University now has a Medical School, which is of course staffed by World Leading Top Docs. They’re just not doing a great deal for the health of people in Coventry.

Something has gone wrong somewhere hasn’t it.

Anyone for some more Events on a rather bigger scale than those at Warwick in the early 1970s?

 

As for ‘The Observer’, the other organ for which Martin Amis’s friend Christopher Hitchens wrote, Norah Beloff and her husband also worked for that publication. Norah was the sister of Lord Max Beloff who was associated with Thatch and her various think tanks and projects and was also a friend of Ioan Bowen Rees, the Chief Exec of Gwynedd County Council when the paedophile ring was busy within the Council. See post ‘The International Language of Screaming’ for details of the Beloff family and their network. Lord Max’s son Michael Beloff QC is a colleague of Cherie’s and a pal of both Cherie and Miranda. Michael Beloff was the legal adviser who completely suppressed the Jillings Report into the abuse of children in the care of Clwyd County Council, 1974-93. See post ‘It’s A Piece Of Cake…’

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Geoffrey Robinson’s predecessor as the MP for Coventry North West was Israel Maurice Edelman (2 March 1911-14 December 1975), who was born in Cardiff. His parents came to Wales in 1905, escaping the pograms in Tsarist Russia and Poland. Living in Cardiff at the time with that history, Edelman will have known Barnet Janner and his son Greville, Leo Abse and his family and through them George Thomas, who also all lived in Cardiff or south Wales.

Edelman’s father was a photographer. Edelman was educated at Cardiff High School and Trinity College, Cambridge, where he studied Modern Languages (French, German and later Russian). He joined the plywood industry in 1931 as a Company Director and at the outbreak of the WW II was engaged in research into the application of plywood and plastic materials to aircraft construction.

Edelman was a prolific journalist and author of several works of fiction and non-fiction. He also produced screenplays for TV during the 1960s and 1970s. During WW II, Edelman worked for ‘Picture Post’ as a war correspondent in North Africa and Italy.

At the 1945 General Election, Edelman was elected as MP for Coventry West and in 1950 he won the new seat of Coventry North. He was a Vice-Chairman of the British Council and Chairman of the Franco-British Parliamentary Relations Committee. Edelman was a founder member of the Council of Europe in 1949. A lifelong Francophile, Edelman was appointed Officier de la Legion d’Honneur in 1960, having previously been awarded Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur in 1954.

Following further boundary changes in 1974, Edelman represented Coventry North West until his death in 1975.

Edelman appeared on the live TV panel show What’s My Line? from New York on 29 April 1962. Lady Isobel Barnett of Leicestershire who was a Top Doc and a magistrate and had been married to a Leicester lawyer and Councillor was a ‘What’s My Line?’ regular in the 1950s and 60s. Lady Isobel was found dead in her house in Oct 1980, having gone mad in later life, taken up shoplifting, been caught and then killed herself at the shame of it all. Except that Lady Isobel herself didn’t seem to be anywhere near dying of shame, she was rather Rhett about the whole matter until she was found dead. Just after Mr Thrope had got off and at the point when Mary Wynch was heading for her lawyers to begin litigation against Dafydd and the gang. Days after Lady Isobel’s death, the ever caring Greville Janner spoke in the House re the problems of nutters who are caught shoplifting. Greville wanted Psychiatric Help for them and named Dr Michael Tarsh, one of Dafydd’s friends – who’s Expert Opinion had, just four years previously, assisted in convicting an innocent man, Stefan Kiszko, for the rape and murder of a little girl  – as a Top Doc who agreed with Greville that the shoplifting nutters should receive Help from Top Doctors. See post ‘Theatre of the Absurd’.

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Maurice Edelman was also President of the Anglo-Jewish Association, and an active member of the Friends of the Hebrew University. He died on 14 December 1975 at the age of 64.

Lord Greville Janner was a man who embraced his Jewish heritage and indeed the Jewish community and held many roles within that community, as did and still do Greville’s family.

 

Martin Amis’s first wife was the American academic Antonia Phillips. He had an affair with the writer Isabel Fonseca and eventually divorced Phillips and married Fonseca. In late 2010 Amis bought a property in Brooklyn, New York and in  2012 he wrote in ‘The New Republic’ that he was “moving house” from Camden Town in London to Brooklyn.

In his 20s, Martin Amis had a high profile relationship with Germaine Greer, who was then 37 and a lecturer at Warwick University. Merfyn Jones was a postgrad at Warwick when Greer taught there and E.P. Thompson of the second home at Croesor was a colleague of Greer’s at Warwick.

Two days ago I wrote a substantial piece of text for this post, detailing the many links between Greer and her associates in the 1960s and 70s and their links with the Westminster Paedophile Ring and Dafydd’s gang. It disappeared overnight and at present I don’t have the time to rewrite it. So I’ll just ask readers to take a quick look at Greer’s wiki entry and correlate some of the institutions and people with whom she was associated with info re pals of Dafydd’s network in previous posts on this blog. Here’s a few to get you started: Newnham College, Cambridge, Lisa Jardine, Footlights, Viv Stanshall, Oz magazine, Kate Millett et al, the BBC, dinners in Tuscany with Ma’am Darling, Salman Rushie, Harold Pinter, Lady Antonia, it is all there.

Even Germaine Greer was somebody else who was too busy bringing about the revolution to give a stuff about hundreds of women – and men – banged up illegally in the North Wales Hospital by a gang of sex offenders, who really were in desperate need of a revolution, rather more than the folk at elite universities were. Not a word was said, even when Germaine became famous for her books which argued, quite correctly, that the women’s health industry is predicated on scaring women into harmful practices. The people promoting the HRT etc and fleecing fertility patients were the very same people who were running the Westminster Paedophile Ring and protecting Dafydd and the gang.

I can cope with the Little People who are simply far too frightened to challenge Dafydd and the gang, but the well-heeled much feted revolutionaries have a great deal to answer for.

Anyone for an interview with the ‘London Review of Books’? I have a subscription and I enjoy the publication, but gosh there’s a lot that remains unsaid, as Tariq Ali knows.

No-one said a word about life back at the ranch:

Dr Dafydd Alun Jones

 

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The son of Micky Wynn, the 7th Baron Newborough who was one of those involved with high society Ugandan discussions, is the 8th Baron Newborough, Robert Vaughan Wynn. Lord Robert Newborough spent most of his career in finance, in the global capitalist excesses of the Far East, but in later life he returned to the UK to manage the family estates. As a result of this, Lord Newborough describes himself as a farmer. He owns the Rhug Farm Shop which sells the expensive delicacies, including very expensive stuffed peppers, as described in a previous post.

Farmer Newborough’s main residence was in his house in Shropshire, but he seems to have sold that now, for £12 million. Farmer Newborough produces some excellent PR material to promote his business, which features him, a rather clean and tidy farmer in expensive countryman’s clothes, leaning over a gate chewing the cud or sitting in the cab of a huge, very expensive tractor, ready to go out to do a bit of ploughing. Sometimes Farmer Newborough is photographed in the vicinity of sheepdogs.
Farmer Newborough is an environmentally aware organic farmer who flogs his meat in Borough Market in Camden. I don’t expect that the former residents of Grenfell Tower buy much of Farmer Newborough’s produce, but it’ll go down a treat with the Hampstead crowd, such as Julia Hobsbawm and her mates. I wonder if Tulip Siddiq has ever purchased a bit of Farmer Newborough’s salt marsh lamb? They’re reared on the land on the coastal bit between Caernarfon and Llandwrog. Llanfaglan Church is there, which is the resting place of Merfyn’s late wife Nerys. Who died in 2008, the same year as Peggy Jay, but Nerys wasn’t 94 yrs old like Peggy. Lord Snowdon was placed in the graveyard of Llanfaglan Church as well when he died in 2017, which must have rather spoilt Nerys’s view of the sea. I cannot work out why a man who was born in Belgravia, lived his whole life in Belgravia and died there as well ended up in Llanfaglan Churchyard. It’s almost as if someone wanted to stick two fingers up to Nerys after she died in the care of Dafydd’s mates at the Walton Centre. Or of course piss Merfyn off.
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I’m still laughing at Biggus Carlo no matter what you have done to us all.
Anyone for a trip to Borough Market for a bit of salt marsh lamb, reared in the killing fields of Gwynedd? I’ll piss on Peggy’s grave while I go to pick up a nice joint.
Do ewe mean mari-jew-ana?
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As well as Farmer Newborough’s sheep, that coastal bit is also the meeting place for the class A drug dealers of Caernarfon. I know this because I used to take my dog for walks there early in the morning and I used to watch the young men in their car parked up there waiting for Mr Big or at least Mr Bigger Than Them to arrive from Caernarfon and hand the goodies over. They never hassled me, but by about the fourth time I encountered them I heard them saying ‘it’s that woman with her dog again’ and I thought that they had probably made a note of my number plate so I found a new place to walk my dog. A place which was then visited by a man with a gun.
When I told Someone Who Knows about the class A drug dealers near Llanfaglan and it was agreed that they’d be working for Dafydd, I asked them if Huw Daniel the corrupt judge was being paid off. I was told ‘oh no, he’s terrified of them, they’re killers, they’d kill him as well, he just keeps out of it’.
That’s Huw the No Nonsense Judge Who’s Tough On Young Thugs. As well as on innocent people whom Dafydd’s gang have fitted up.
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As might be expected of a member of the landed gentry who is an environmentalist, runs a shop which sells expensive organic food and does the farming bit wearing expensive gear while remaining remarkably unsplattered by cowshit, Farmer Newborough is friends with other similar people:
Although Farmer Newborough is now a farmer in north Wales, he does still spend a lot of time in centres of neoliberal capitalism in the Far East. I presume that he goes there to earn the dosh that he needs to do all the environmentally sound innovative things on his farm, because from what I’ve seen of them, they will have cost a great deal of money.
Much to my amusement I’ve been told that Farmer Newborough knows of my existence and furthermore he knew that I was employed at Bangor University on an EU funded project, part of which involved interviews with farmers. Nice to meet you Lord Newborough! I did used to pop into your cafe before I was chased out of Wales at gunpoint. Lest I wish to drop into the farm shop again, could I ask you to reduce the price of your stuffed peppers?
As Farmer Newborough and his Organic chum from Highgrove were, I am told, involved in the war on Merfyn and Bangor University, I’m wondering if Carlo wrote Dafydd the sort of letter that he wrote Bishop Peter Ball after Ball was the subject of a complaint re sex offences. Peter Ball told Carlo that he had made a ‘misjudgement’ and was now being ‘harassed’ by a dreadful person – which was exactly what Dafydd told people about me – and Carlo wrote back to Peter Ball commiserating over the awful pest and offering to help in any way that he could.
Carlo, I didn’t know you cared. I have always considered you to be bonkers as a result of your dysfunctional parents and the torture at Gordonstoun and as you so obviously preferred Camilla’s company to Diana’s I felt quite sorry for you being pushed into an arranged marriage that so obviously wasn’t working. However I think that you really do need to accept that allowing a lobotomist who ran a sex trafficking gang to occupy the Student Health Centre at UCNW when you were Chancellor and joining in the witch hunt against one of those who complained and who would not withdraw her complaint no matter how seriously she was threatened, was not a good idea.
Carlo is not alone. A great many people really have been very, very foolish. They need to stop the How Very Dare Yous, stop the Trying To Get Compensation Then Are Yous and instead do a Christ Almighty What Have We Allowed Ourselves To Get Involved With?
If anyone else wants to laugh at my friend Biggus, let me know.
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When he was at the DHSS, Richard Crossman used to deal directly with the Chairmen of the Regional Hospital Boards, such as Dame Isabel Graham Bryce and Peggy. See previous posts. Like Bryce, those Chairmen all knew about the abuse and neglect in the long-stay Denbigh-esque institutions in their region and not only were they tolerated, but whenever Crossman dared suggest that their should be an increased investment in those places to improve conditions for the patients, he was met with total opposition from the Regional Hospital Boards and the Top Docs. Crossman makes repeated entries in his diary regarding how bad the long-stay hospitals are, the abuses that he knows that the Top Docs are perpetrating and he does work out budgets which would allow greater investment in the long-stay hospitals. He is met with total non-cooperation. Everyone wants a machine that goes ping, including Isabel and Peggy.
Although Crossman makes a point of telling the Chairs of the RHBs that they can deal directly with him and the Ministers rather than waste their time with the ‘officials’ as well as hosting lavish dinners for them in the best London clubs or other grand places, Crossman doesn’t have a high opinion of all of the RHB Chairmen. Two of those who are not singled out for praise are Audrey Callaghan (see previous posts) and Peggy Jay…
The RHB Chairman were all in post once Crossman had arrived. They had been in their positions when Dafydd’s mate Sir Kenneth Robinson was Minister of Health.
 Crossman does however rate two of the RHB Chairmen very highly, as both being ‘strong, powerful men’. One is Graham Rowlandson and the other is Desmond Bonham Carter.

Sir (Stanley) Graham Rowlandson (25 August 1908-29 January 1986) was a Tory Party member of Enfield Urban District Council, 1934-46, Chairman 1940-2; member of the Greater London Council, Enfield 1964-73, Committee Chair Establishment 2 May 1967, Finance and Scrutiny 28 April 1970, Finance and Supplies 30 September 1969. Rowlandson was High Sheriff of Middlesex, 1958; Liveryman of Worshipful Company of Masons, Master 1964; Liveryman of Worshipful Company of Paviors, Master 1975. Sir Graham was an accountant who founded the RO Group. The RO Group website has the following pics on display:

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A charidee is in existence called the Graham Rowlandson Foundation.

On Feb 17 1969, Crossman hosted an ‘expensive and elegant dinner’ for the RHB Chairmen, at which he insisted that Graham Bryce sat one side of him and Sir Desmond the other side. Sir Desmond was an incredibly powerful figure in the NHS at the time. He was Chairman of UCL, which prided itself on being the centre of excellence in terms of research and treatment; previous posts have mentioned some of the high profile Top Docs who trained or worked at UCL/UCH. Some of them were key players in the Westminster Paedophile Ring, including Geoffrey Chamberlain; Dame Josephine Barnes, who was the wife of Ted Heath’s friend and personal doctor Sir Brian Warren; and Marjorie Wallace’s husband, Andrew Skarbek. See previous posts eg. ‘Uncle Harry’s Friends…’.

Lord Max Rosenheim, who ruled the roost in the medical establishment for years and could make or break medical careers, worked at UCL and was probably the most powerful Top Doc in the place for many years. Lord Max was mates with John Harman, Harriet’s dad. UCL/UCH was located very near to the Middlesex Hospital of Gwynne fame and the medical students and Top Docs of UCL/UCH were good friends with those at the Middlesex. There was a lot of traffick and overlap between the two hospitals. Sir Desmond Bonham Carter knew about the Westminster Paedophile Ring and Dafydd and Gwynne. As well as being Chairman of UCL, Sir Desmond was also Chairman of one of the RHB’s in the London area.

When Dafydd’s mate Sir Kenneth Robinson was Minister of Health, Sir Desmond Chaired the Bonham Carter Report, which was the result of the Central Health Services Council establishing in 1966 a Committee to review the role of district general hospitals in the NHS.
Sir Desmond Bonham Carter married Diane Madden. A nursing assistant called Kate Madden used to work at the Hergest Unit; she was a criminology postgrad at Bangor University. Kate witnessed violent assaults on patients by staff and the fabrication of evidence with the intention of securing convictions against patients, but Kate the Criminologist said nothing and joined in the party herself when she was told to. I have no idea whether she was related to Sir Desmond’s wife.
Sir Desmond was the son of General Sir Charles Bonham Carter and Gladys Coddington. Sir Charles was educated at Clifton College and then Sandhurst. He was Director-General of the Territorial Army, 1933-36; Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Malta, 1936-40; Aide-de-Camp General to HM King George VI, 1938-41.
General Sir Charles second wife was Gabriele Fisher and their son, Sir Desmond’s half-brother, was Victor Bonham Carter.

Bonham-Carter also served his fellow authors as secretary of the Royal Literary Fund from 1966 to 1982. The Fund, established in 1790, is a charity that aids professional published authors in financial difficulties. In 1967 Bonham-Carter observed: “We mostly try to help the middle-aged or elderly author who has established his name, but perhaps due to ill-health, or the fact that he has passed out of fashion, has fallen on hard times.”

The son of General Sir Charles Bonham-Carter, who was Governor of Malta from 1936 to 1940, Victor Bonham-Carter was born on December 13 1913. He was educated at Winchester and Magdalene College, Cambridge, where he read Modern Languages in Part I (he was fluent in French and German) before switching to Rural Economics for his Part II. His deep interest in rural matters dated from this period in his life.

After a brief period working for The Countryman, in 1937 Bonham-Carter became a director of School Prints Ltd. The idea behind School Prints was to commission talented artists to create original lithographs, which would be editioned in large numbers and sold cheaply to those schools which were adventurous enough to subscribe to the scheme. Thus schoolchildren would be able to enjoy a direct and continuous contact with good works of art.

Bonham-Carter’s gift for languages determined his course during the Second World War. Having joined the Royal Berkshires he was seconded to the Intelligence Corps, and was based at the War Office. There he assessed information gleaned from the Germans, and was occasionally called upon to question PoWs. After the war he returned to School Prints, remaining there until 1960.

But Bonham-Carter’s great energy never allowed him to concentrate on only one path. From 1947 to 1959 he ran a mixed farm in Somerset. He was also invited, in 1951, to become the historian of the Dartington Hall estate, in Devon, established in the 1930s as a social experiment in resuscitating a rural community. His work there led to his book Dartington Hall, written with WB Curry and published in 1958.

Bonham-Carter wrote a number of books about rural matters, including The English Village (1952), a historical survey of the village up to the modern era; Exploring Parish Churches (1959), described by The Daily Telegraph as “a masterly survey of the whole evolution of the parish church”; Farming the Land (1959), a textbook for secondary school children; The Survival of the English Countryside (1971), an analysis of the historical changes in land use which addressed what would now be described as “environmental” issues; Exmoor Writers (1987); and The Essence of Exmoor (1991).

In 1969 Bonham-Carter (who was president of the Exmoor Society from 1975) started a publishing company at Dulverton called Exmoor Press, which produced 50-page booklets, each written by an expert about life on the moor and some of which remain in print. He sold the business in 1989.

In the field of military history he published Soldier True: the life and times of Field-Marshal Sir William Robertson (1965), and Surgeon in the Crimea (1969), a collection of letters written by George Lawson from the Crimean War in 1854-55.

Among his other books, In a Liberal Tradition (1960) is a history of the Bonham-Carter family using documents dating back to the 17th century, and Authors by Profession (volume one 1978, volume two 1984) is a history of authorship. In 1996 he wrote an autobiography, ‘What Countryman, Sir?’ Bonham-Carter’s last publication was ‘A Filthy Barren Ground’ (1998), the edited letters, written in the 1850s, of the Rev William Thornton, first curate of the parish of Exmoor.

Bonham-Carter was also an able scriptwriter. In 1963-64 he produced scripts for the successful BBC television series The Great War. He also wrote scripts for BBC Radio, and was chairman of a radio quiz programme, County Count.

Victor Bonham-Carter had an enormous capacity for hard work. At their farm in Somerset in the late 1940s and early 1950s the family had no electricity; after a full day’s work on the farm, he would retire with a lantern for several hours to devote himself to his writing.

Although uninterested in national politics, he was much concerned with local issues and was an active member, and chairman, of his parish council.

Throughout his life Bonham-Carter was passionate about music. As a young man he had studied piano under Solomon, and at one time Victor’s mother harboured the hope that he would become a concert pianist.

He married first, in 1938, Audrey Stogdon, with whom he had two sons. The marriage was dissolved in 1979, and that year he married secondly Cynthia Sanford, who survives him.

The Bonham-Carters are of course a famous Liberal Party family. Victor lived on Exmoor, which stretches over West Somerset and north Devon. Jeremy Thorpe was the Liberal MP for North Devon and Norman Scott lived on Exmoor. Andrew Newton, the man who said that he had been paid to kill Norman, confronted Norman on Exmoor, shot Norman’s dog Rinka and tried to shoot Norman.

Helen Violet Bonham Carter, Baroness Asquith of Yarnbury, (15 April 1887-19 February 1969), known until her marriage as Violet Asquith, was the daughter of H.H. Asquith, Prime Minister, 1908–1916. Violet Asquith grew up living in 10 Downing Street when her father occupied it and socialising with the key political figures of her day. She was educated at home by governesses and later sent to Paris and Dresden to improve her languages. Her mother, Helen died of when Violet was four. Her stepmother was Margot Tennant. Violet’s best friend when she was young was Venetia Stanley, who had an affair with her father.

H.H. Asquith was PM at the beginning of WW I and then headed a coalition with the Conservative Party, May 1915-December 1916. The Liberal Party split thereafter between followers of Asquith and of David Lloyd George, who had replaced him as Prime Minister. Ronnie Waterhouse was from a prominent Liberal family and his father was active in the Party when it split; Waterhouse’s father supported Lloyd George. Professor Wynn Humphrey Davies, another very good friend of Dafydd and the gang, after an academic career in engineering in London University, retired to north Wales, was a member of Bangor University Council for many years and was part of the Merfyn Out movement. Professor Wynn Humphrey Davies was the son of Richard Humphrey Davies, a prominent Liberal from Corris in Gwynedd. Richard Humphrey Davies served as Private Secretary to Lord Gladstone in the early years of the 20th century, and later worked closely with both Asquith and Lloyd George in the Treasury and then in the Liberal Central Association. See previous posts…

There was also Richard Davies (29 November 1818-27 October 1896), a Welsh businessman and ship-owner who was the Nonconformist Liberal MP for Anglesey, 1868-86. Davies was born at Llangefni on Anglesey and educated at Llangefni national school. When his father set up subsidiary businesses under the management of his three sons, Richard Davies was assigned to the old ferry-terminal of Porthaethwy, now known as Menai Bridge. This timber importing business developed so successfully that all the family became involved and the business developed into large-scale ship-owning which generated considerable wealth, based to a large extent on guano. Richard’s brother, Robert, was renowned as a philanthropist.

Richard Davies was Anglesey’s first Nonconformist J.P. and was High Sheriff of Anglesey in 1858. He retired from the Commons in 1886, being opposed to the proposal for Irish Home Rule. At one time Davies lived at Bwlch-y-fen, but afterwards at Treborth. Richard Davies was a benefactor to Bangor Normal College, a stronghold of Dafydd and the gang (see post (Thought For The Day’) and to the ‘British’ schools. He was appointed  Lord Lieutenant of Anglesey in 1884.

Davies died at Treborth at the age of 77 and was buried in Llandysilio churchyard. Famously his final words are reputed to be “cannot be fathomed”. I know how he felt. A memorial to him is in the Menai Bridge English Presbyterian Church alongside memorials to other members of the family… The Davies’ family was closely associated with this church, it having been built at Robert’s expense.

 

Violet became a tireless defender of her father and his reputation. She was particularly close to Winston Churchill, a leading member of her father’s (and later Loyd George’s) administration and whom she (successfully) urged her father to promote to the Cabinet in 1908. She was dismayed at his engagement that year to Clementine, whom Violet thought “as stupid as an owl”. In late August, between his engagement and his marriage, Churchill spent a holiday with the Asquith family on the Scottish coast, and later admitted that he had “behaved badly” to Violet, as they were “almost engaged”. Michael Shelden suggests that Churchill’s holiday with Violet may have been the reason for Clementine’s last-minute threat to call off their wedding.

Violet Bonham Carter, Lady Ottoline Morrell, and an unidentified man:

Lady Ottoline Morrell was associated with the Bloomsbury Set and had an interesting sexual relationship with Bertrand Russell, which I was told, involved her giving Russell good thrashings. That info came from the son of one of Gwynne the lobotomist’s Top Doc colleagues, so I presume that it came from a reliable source.

 

Lady Violet was President of the Women’s Liberal Federation, 1923–25 and 1939–45 and was the first woman to serve as President of the Liberal Party, 1945–47. In 1951 she stood for the winnable seat of Colne Valley. As an old friend, Churchill arranged for the Conservatives to refrain from nominating a candidate for the constituency, giving Violet a clear run against Labour. She was nonetheless narrowly defeated. Violet continued to be a popular and charismatic speaker for Liberal candidates, including for her son-in-law Jo Grimond, her son Mark and the then-rising star Mr Thrope. She was a frequent broadcaster on current affairs programmes on radio and TV. Violet will have known Sir Robin Day, a Liberal and broadcaster, who was a big mate of Ronnie Waterhouse and who shared a flat with Ronnie when they were young.

In the postwar years Violet was an active supporter of the UN and the cause of European Unity, advocating for Britain’s entry into the Common Market.

Violet served as a Governor of the BBC, 1941–46 and a Governor of the Old Vic, 1945–69.

On 21 December 1964, Violet was created a life peer as Baroness Asquith of Yarnbury in the County of Wiltshire, one of the first new Liberal peers in several decades. Sir Peter Morrison’s family seat was in Wiltshire, the Morrisons virtually ran the county. Violet was extremely active in the Lords, so she’ll have known Liberal Chief Whip Lord Frank Byers, Lisa Nandy’s grandfather, who intimidated Norman Scott so badly at the Liberal Party’s investigation into Mr Thrope’s behaviour that Norman walked out and made a police statement. Violet will have known Emlyn Hooson, Liberal MP for Montgomeryshire, a crooked barrister and defender of Dafydd’s gang who grew up in Denbighshire and was a friend of Ronnie Waterhouse. Hooson knew that Mr Thrope was threatening and harassing Norman, professed to be appalled but didn’t do anything to stop him or indeed ever admit to anyone outside of the Liberal Party what Mr Thrope was doing. See previous posts.

Violet died of in 1969 aged 81, and was in turd at St Andrew’s Church, Mells, near Frome, Somerset. Violet married her father’s Principal Private Secretary, Sir Maurice ‘Bongie’ Bonham Carter in 1915.

Sir Maurice Bonham-Carter was the 11th child of Sibella Charlotte (née Norman) and Henry Bonham-Carter. He was born in Kensington and educated at Winchester College and Balliol College, Oxford. Bongie was called to the Bar at Lincoln’s Inn in 1909. Bongie played for Oxford University Cricket Club and also played one first-class match for Kent County Cricket Club.

Bonham-Carter served as the Principal Private Secretary to H.H. Asquith, 1910-1916, during Asquith’s tenure as PM. He travelled around the country with Asquith at the start of WW I and accompanied the PM when he visited the frontline at Ypres in 1915. Bongie also visited Italy and, following the Easter Rising, Ireland with Asquith in 1916. When Asquith was replaced as PM by Lloyd George in 1916, Bonham-Carter moved to become Assistant Secretary of the Ministry of Reconstruction and then, in 1918, joined the  Air Ministry and Road Transport Board.

Bongie became a leading figure in the Liberal Party and was a “keen supporter of new ideas and imaginative personalities.” He was a partner in a firm of stockbrokers and also held a number of business directorships with companies including: Aero Engine Ltd, Alpha Cement Ltd, Earls Court Ltd, Blackburn and General Aircraft, Hanworth Securities Ltd, Scophony Ltd, Power Jets Ltd and was a partner with merchant bankers O.T. Falk and Partners and stockbrokers Buckmaster & Moore.

Bongie died in 1960 aged 79 and is buried in the churchyard at St Andrews Church, Mells.

Bongie and Violet had four children together:

  • Helen, who became Mrs Jasper Ridley, the mother of the economist Sir Adam Riley.
  • Laura, who became Lady Grimond, wife of the Liberal Party leader Jo Grimond.
  • Mark, who became Lord Bonham Carter was the father of Jane, who became Baroness Jane Bonham-Carter.
  • Raymond, the father of the actress Helena Bonham Carter.

Violet’s grandson Sir Adam Nicholas Ridley (born 14 May 1942) was a SPAD to the Chancellors of the Exchequer, Geoffrey Howe and Nigel Lawson, 1979-84.

Geoffrey Howe grew up in south Wales and before he entered the Commons was a barrister on the corrupt Chester and Wales Circuit, along with Emlyn Hooson et al. Howe and his wife Elspeth were very friendly with Ronnie Waterhouse and his wife from young adulthood onward. Elspeth as well as Geoffrey concealed the criminality of Dafydd et al. Howe was Chancellor, 1979-83 and was Chancellor while Sir Peter Morrison was a Lord Commissioner of the Treasury. See previous posts for info on the Howes.

Nigel Lawson was Financial Secretary to the Treasury while Howe was Chancellor and served as the MP for Blaby in Leicestershire, 1974-92. Frank Beck, Greville Janner’s social worker pal who was jailed for the abuse of kids in care in Nov 1991 was elected as a Liberal Party Councillor for Blaby in 1983 and was re-elected in 1987. The paedophile ring in Leicestershire was directly linked to Dafydd’s in north Wales and in 1987-88, Dr James Earp concealed the criminality of Dafydd and the gang, while Lawson was Chancellor. Lawson was still Chancellor when Professor Robert Bluglass concealed Dafydd and the gang’s criminality in July 1989. The Welsh Office under Secretary of State Peter Walker, who knew Dafydd and the gang as long ago as the early 1960s, orchestrated the Bluglass cover-up, by appointing Dafydd’s mate Professor Robert Owen to investigate, who then appointed Bluglass to Chair a rigged inquiry. See post ‘Enter Professor Robert Bluglass CBE’. By that time, Frank Beck and Greville Janner were under police investigation…

When she was at Oxford, Lawson’s daughter Nigella was involved with the Dangerous Sports Club. By the mid-1980s, the DSC had managed to encounter someone in Somerset who knew what was happening to me at the hands of the gang and who soon found himself in possession of a great deal of money. The DSC seemed to bump into that man in 1985-86 and they were soon all good friends and business partners. See eg. ‘Upper Class Twit Of The Year – Shooting Themselves’.

Nigel’s son Tom is Headmaster of Eastbourne College, in Sussex, at the location of Dafydd’s partner gang. Many of those who colluded with the gang came from Brighton or Sussex, including Keith Best. Best was a crooked barrister who served as the Tory MP for Anglesey, 1979-87, until he was imprisoned for fraud. Best was the first MP whom I approached – in the summer of 1985 – re the wrongdoing of the gang. Not only did Best collude with them, but I’m sure that Dr Tony Francis got to Best before I did, as soon as Francis realised that I was going to make a complaint. See previous posts…

In 1985 Brown began a PhD at Leicester University, having been turned down by the Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies at Birmingham University. Brown received no support at all at Leicester, not even a shared computer in an office. He set himself up at home and did absolutely everything himself, although he was in receipt of an ESRC studentship and Leicester received tuition fees for him. I have been told that Brown was shafted by Prof Stuart Hall and his Hall’s Radical Friends at Birmingham, assisted by Guy Cumberbatch, Brown’s former tutor at Aston, to ensure that Brown ended up alone and unsupported at Leicester, an institution run by Greville’s gang. See eg. ‘Life In Cold Blood’.

 

Nigel Lawson was born in 1932 to a wealthy Jewish family of stockbrokers, living in Hampstead. His paternal grandfather, Gustav Leibson, was from Latvia and changed his name from Leibson to Lawson in 1925, having become a British citizen in 1911.

Janner and other members of the Westminster Paedophile Ring, including Leo Abse and his friends and family, ruthlessly used the Jewish network to protect themselves. This was an incredibly successful strategy because of the great number of Jewish people in medicine and law. I have stressed many times that the Westminster Paedophile Ring received protection from across the political spectrum because politicians of all hues were involved in it. Eric Hobsbawm was a Jewish Communist who worked for the security services…

The Bonham Carters had numerous links with the Welsh Bloomsbury Set, particularly among left leaning intellectuals, academics and Top Docs. See post ‘The Vermin Club’.

Lawson was educated at Beechwood Park School, near St Albans, followed by Westminster School in London (following in his father’s footsteps) and Christ Church, Oxford, where he read PPE. 

The Lord Lawson of Blaby
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It might be difficult to believe now, but people who were at Oxford with Lawson remember an incredibly handsome man who was much swooned over, in much the same way that Gyles Brandreth said of Ann Widdecombe that she was stunningly attractive as a young woman. I only ever saw one photo, but yes, she was, Gyles was not lying, although people fell about laughing when he reminisced about partnering Doris Karloff in The Season.

Lawson carried out his National Service as a Royal Navy officer, during which time he commanded the fast-patrol boat HMS Gay Charger no less.

The Earl Mountbatten of Burma
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  • Lawson began his career as a journalist at the ‘Financial Times’ in 1956. He progressed to the positions of City Editor of ‘The Sunday Torygraph’ in 1961 and then Editor of ‘The Spectator’, 1966–1970. Samuel Brittan, brother of Leon Brittan, worked for the Financial Times. In the summer of 1985, the combined forces of Samuel Brittan and Michael Grade attempted to have my friend sacked from her job at the Edinburgh Fringe. That was the summer that Tony Francis et al declared was in earnest and my friend and her family had given me advice. My friend and the man she later married were hounded out of their media careers completely in the early 1990s. See previous posts eg. ‘The Turn Of The Screw’. Various trails lead to Michael Grade, Sir Paul Fox and others.

Peregrine Worsthorne had a very long association with the Sunday Telegraph, as a journo, Assistant Editor and Editor. Perry went to school and university with and worked with stacks of people who concealed or were part of the Westminster Paedophile Ring. Worsthorne married Lucinda Lambton, daughter of Lord Lambton, the Tory Minister who resigned from Heath’s Gov’t when he was caught in bed with two call girls enjoying a joint. It was all consenting, but Lord Lambton knew much about other Ugandan discussions involving the Dafydd’s wider gang which did not involve such a degree of free will. See previous posts.

The Editor of The Daily Torygraph, 1974-86, Bill Deedes, was the Tory MP for Ashford in Kent, 1950-74, a Cabinet Minister in Macmillan’s Gov’t and a close personal friend of Denis and Margaret Thatcher. In the 1990s, the local hospital in Ashford was known to be so dangerous that local people refused to go there, they took each other miles out of their way to avoid it. The state of that hospital never received any publicity at all.

Auberon Waugh wrote for the Sunday Torygraph and The Spectator as well of course for ‘Private Eye’. Bron knew about the Westminster Paedophile Ring and Dafydd’s gang, as did everyone else on The Eye. Sir Clough Williams-Ellis’s father-in-law owned and edited The Spectator in when Clough and his wife were young and there have been many more influential people involved with the magazine who were linked to Dafydd et al.

 

Adam’s grandfather, Sir Jasper Ridley, 1887–1951, was the younger son of Matthew Ridley, 1st Viscount Ridley, Home Secretary in Lord Salisbury’s Gov’t, 1895-1900. Adam’s paternal grandmother was Nathalie von Benckendorff, a daughter of Count Alexander Benckendorff, Russian Ambassador to the Court of St James’s, 1903-17.

Adam Ridley was educated at Eton and Balliol College, Oxford. He graduated in PPE in 1965. After joining the Foreign Office as a civil servant in 1965, Ridley was quickly seconded to the recently established Dept of Economic Affairs, where he remained until 1968. He was a Harkness Fellow at the University of California, Berkeley, 1968–69, then returned to the Civil Service. Ridley was with the Treasury, 1970-71, then joined Heath’s new Central Policy Review Staff (or “Think Tank”) and remained there until the change of Gov’t in 1974. Ridley then served for five years as Economic Adviser to the Shadow Cabinets of Heath and Thatch. 

Ridley was a civil servant when Whitehall was colluding with the Westminster Paedophile Ring because so many mandarins were part of it. See eg. ‘The Naked Civil Servants…’

In 1975, when Thatch wrested the Party leadership from Heath, Adam Ridley was part of her inner circle. Although the Tories were desperate to get rid of Heath, there was not much support for Thatch. One of her key supporters was Sir Peter Morrison. Morrison was one of the first to suggest to her that Thatch ran for the Leadership and played a big role in drumming up support. Morrison’s brother Charles was a big pal of Ted Heath…  Morrison ran Thatch’s unsuccessful Leadership campaign when she was challenged in 1990…

In the summer of 1978, in the expectation of a General Election later that year, a Conservative Party election manifesto was drafted by Adam Ridley and Chris Patten and edited by Angus Maude. Lord Angus Maude was educated as Rugby and Oriel College, Oxford. He became a journalist and author, working on The Times, 1933-4 and The Daily Mail, 1934-9. Maude was the Tory MP for Ealing South, 1950-58 and then for Stratford-on-Avon, 1963-83, succeeding John Profumo in that seat…

Angus Maude was the father of the Tory MP for North Warwickshire, 1988-92 and then for Horsham in Sussex, 1997-2015. Maude was a Minister in Thatcher’s and Major’s Gov’ts, Chairman of the Tory Party, 2005-07 and a Minister in Cameron’s Gov’t. Before becoming an MP, Maude was a barrister who was a member of Inner Temple – along with Mr Thrope and the Havers’ clan who all actively covered up for the Westminster Paedophile Ring – and served as a member of Westminster City Council, 1978-84, while the Council were engaging in illegal practices which resulted in the leader, Shirley Porter, scarpering to Israel to avoid paying millions in a fines and while some of them were facilitating the Westminster Paedophile Ring. See previous posts. Maude was a Westminster Councillor while St George’s Hospital was still located on the Council’s patch and some of the Top Docs at St George’s who were involved with or friends of those involved with the organised abuse facilitated by St George’s were members of the Council.

While in the Shadow Cabinet Maude was accused of hypocrisy by promoting a “family-friendly” image while being the non-executive Chairman of Jubilee Investment Trust plc, which held 21% of American pornographic actress Jill Kelly’s adult DVD business and Chairman of the Mission Marketing Group, which has advertised for WKD drinks and Playboy. Dafydd’s gang were producing porn, including kiddie porn, by coercion. Professor Oliver Brooke at St George’s Hospital was a key figure in a pan-European paedophile ring and trading in child porn.

Maude attending the Davos World Economic Forum in 2013

Francis Maude’s brother, who seems to have disappeared from the wiki entries of Francis and Angus, was gay and quite well-known in the arts. He died from an HIV related condition. It was only after his death that Francis Maude made noises about regretting Section 28 and the homophobia of the Thatcher years. Francis hasn’t yet mentioned regretting ignoring Dafydd’s gang forcing kids in care to work as rent boys and remaining silent when they died from HIV related conditions. See previous posts for more info on Francis Maude and his brother.

 

In 1979, Adam Ridley became Director of the Conservative Research Dept. Matthew Parris worked in that Dept in the late 1970s and wrote about the prevailing culture of a close knit group of gay men, some of whom Parrish maintained were very predatory and would cruise for much younger men around London. Matthew also mentioned summer holidays in a villa in Italy arranged by the Dept for themselves at which rent boys were supplied for excessive living during the holiday.

Following the 1979 Tory victory Ridley was briefly at No 10, before returning to the Treasury as a SPAD to Howe and then Lawson.

In his memoir Inside the Bank of England, Christopher Dow notes that in 1979 only Ridley was brought into the Treasury as a political adviser and that he was trusted even though he was not a monetarist. Thatch made room for ‘wets’ Ian Gilmour and Peter Walker in her Cabinet because they had info about something that constituted a far greater threat to Thatch than being a Tory wet… See previous posts.

Adam Ridley played a leading part in forming the new Gov’t’s policy favouring privatisation. 

Ridley’s final post in the world of Gov’t was as adviser to the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster for part of 1985; that was Grey Gowrie until Sept 1985, then Tebbit. Both of whom knew all about Dafydd and the Westminster Paedophile Ring.

In 1985, the year that I raised my concerns re Dafydd’s gang with Keith Best and the year that Mary Wynch won her appeal to the Master of the Rolls re gaining permission to sue Dafydd and the gang, Ridley was knighted and moved into merchant banking. He was a Director of Hambros Bank and of Hambros PLC, 1985-97 and of Sunday Newspaper Publishing PLC, 1988-90, serving as Chairman in 1990. Ridley was also Chairman of the Lloyd’s of London Names Advisory Committee, 1995–96, then a member of the Council of Lloyds and of the Lloyds Regulatory Board, 1997-99. After leaving Hambros, Ridley was a non-executive Director of Leopold Joseph Holdings, 1997-2004, of Morgan Stanley Bank International, 2006-13 and of Hampden Agencies Ltd, 2007-12 and then of several Equitas insurance companies, 2009-date.

Ridley served on the National Lottery Charities Board, 1994-2000, most of that time as its Deputy Chairman and since 2003 has been a member of the Council of the British School of Athens.

In 1970 Ridley married firstly his second cousin Lady Katherine Asquith, one of the daughters of Julian Asquith, 2nd Earl of Oxford and Asquith, but this ended in divorce in 1976. In 1981, Ridley married secondly Margaret Anne Passmore, and they have three sons. He is a member of the Garrick and the Political Economy Club.

The Garrick is a favourite of lawyers, judges and luvvies. Sir William Mars-Jones, one of Dafydd’s most effective umbrellas, used the Garrick as his sitting room. Ronnie Waterhouse was also a member, as was Robin Day. The Garrick was Dafydd’s London-based fan club.

Adam Ridley was a distant cousin of Thatcher’s Cabinet Minister Nicholas Ridley.

 

Adam’s wife’s sister, Violet’s daughter, Laura Miranda Grimond (née Bonham-Carter; 13 October 1918-15 February 1994) was a Liberal politician and the wife of the Liberal Party Leader Jo Grimond. Laura was born in Marylebone, London and married Grimond in 1938.

Laura Grimond was Liberal candidate for the West Aberdeenshire division at the 1970 General Election. West Aberdeenshire was a seat the Liberals had gained from the Conservatives at the previous general election. The Liberal victor James Davidson decided not to defend his seat and instead campaigned for Laura. Her prospects of holding the seat lessened when a SNP candidate intervened in the contest and the Tory candidate won. The Tory won again in Feb 1974, although Harold Wilson won the election. Laura didn’t stand as the Liberal candidate; by 1974, Laura’s husband Jo Grimond will have known that Jeremy Thorpe was at high risk of public exposure in the not too distant future.

If Laura Grimond knew the Aberdeenshire area even fairly well, she will have known that for many years, Sir Dugald Baird had been unlawfully aborting masses of babies of low income families. In the 1970s, the sociologist who had worked for Baird when he was conducting his own brand of class genocide was working with Dafydd’s mate Professor Jerry Morris. See previous posts.

Laura continued to be active in the Liberal Party at a national level. From 1983-85 she was President of the Women’s Liberal Federation. Three times during the mid 1980s she appeared as a Party spokesperson on BBC’s Question Time. Where she will have had a good friend:

Robin Day

Laura was also politically active locally in Orkney. She was a Councillor for Firth & Harray and Chairman of Orkney Islands Council’s Housing Committee. In 1968 Laura co-founded the Orkney Heritage Society.

Laura was still alive and busy when Professor Alexis Jay caused the Orkney Satanic Panic in 1991. It was the result of Dafydd’s wider network using distraction techniques and muddying the waters to conceal their own abuse of children, in north Wales and elsewhere. See post ‘The Most Dangerous Man In The World – The Scottish Play’. Laura did not speak out about the madness which resulted in some innocent adult being accused of ludicrous crimes and some children being separated from the families with no warning, in traumatic circumstances for as long as two years, although there was no evidence that they had been abused.

 

Joseph Grimond, Baron Grimond, (29 July 1913-24 October 1993), known as Jo Grimond, was Leader of the Liberal Party, 1956-67 and again briefly on an interim basis in 1976, after Mr Thrope was obliged to resign. Grimond was a long-term supporter of Scottish home rule. During his leadership, he successfully argued that the Liberal Party support the abolition of Britain’s nuclear arsenal.

Grimond was born in St Andrews, Fife, the town of St Andrews University, which has trained many a Top Doc, including Robert Bluglass. Elite Top Docs often have links with St Andrews even if they weren’t educated there themselves. That is because St Andrews is the home to the Royal and Ancient Golf Club, which is associated with the University and the toppest of Top Docs do like to have a connection to the R&A. Lord Robert Kilpatrick, a Top Doc who was one of the biggest umbrellas for Top Docs who facilitated the Westminster Paedophile Ring throughout the 1970s, 80s and 90s, had strong links to St Andrews and hung out at the R&A. See post ‘Remember Girls – Never Get Into A Car With A Stranger!’

Grimond was educated at Eton and Balliol, where read PPE. He was at school and university with, among others, cricket commentator Brian Johnston and playwright William Douglas-Home, the younger brother of PM Alec Douglas-Home and a cousin of Lord Lambton of the Call Girls and the Joints. Jo Grimond was at Balliol just a couple of years before Heath, Healey and Woy were all there together. Jo Grimond later became a barrister, being admitted to the Bar as a member of Middle Temple, of which Ronnie Waterhouse was a member.

After serving in WW II, Grimond was selected by the Liberal Party to contest Orkney and Shetland. He narrowly missed capturing the seat in 1945 but entered Parliament in 1950 for the constituency. The Liberals and their successors, the Liberal Democrats, have continuously retained the seat to the present day. It is currently held by Alistair Carmichael, who ignored a first hand account of the abuse of Scottish mental health legislation, as well as violence against patients and theft of controlled drugs by staff at Parkhead Hospital in Glasgow some four years ago. See previous posts. Grimond continued to represent the constituency until he retired from politics in 1983.

Norman Lamont was born on Shetland and his father was the islands surgeon. Lamont was part of the Cambridge Mafia, the group of Conservative students at Cambridge who all became part of Thatcher’s Gov’t. Ken Clarke was one of the members. Lamont was the Tory MP for Kingston-upon-Thames, 1972-97. Kingston-upon-Thames was virtually owned and run by Professor Hugh Bentall, who for many years worked as a cardiac surgeon at Hammersmith Hospital. Bentall was involved in research fraud, he received a Chair after one of his colleagues was found dead in mysterious circumstances and after he made a huge financial donation to Hammersmith and he bagged his secretary, who was also his mistress, a place on a degree and then a PhD in anatomy and then wangled her a job as a lecturer. Bentall was part of Dafydd’s network via Bentall’s son Richard, a clinical psychologist who trained and worked with Dafydd’s gang and married the daughter of one of its key members. See previous posts including ‘Interesting Facts’.

St George’s Hospital Medical School merged with Kingston-upon-Thames University in the wake of the cover-up re Professor Oliver Brooke and the gang, but I don’t know why, because the snobbish elites at St George’s certainly wouldn’t have wanted to get into bed with an ex-poly. Ken Clarke knows what was behind it all and it was something to do with Dafydd’s gang, me and the Westminster Paedophile Ring. Do tell Ken! Norman Lamont knows as well.

 

The Party that Grimond inherited commanded barely 2.5% of the vote in 1955. By the time that he left the leadership in 1967, the Liberals had once again become a notable political force. It was during his tenure that the first post-war Liberal revival took place: under Grimond’s leadership, the Liberals doubled their seat tally and won historic by-elections at Torrington in 1958 (won by Mark Bonham Carter, the first by-election gain by the Liberal Party for 29 years), Orpington in 1962 (Eric Lubbock aka Lord Avebury, who knew all about Jeremy Thrope and the rest of the ring, as detailed in previous posts) and Roxburgh, Selkirk and Peebles in 1965 (David Steel, who actively concealed organised abuse, including that of Dafydd’s gang and Cyril Smith, as detailed in previous posts, including ‘Man Of Steel’).

The Liberal Party made idiots of themselves by protecting Mr Thrope in the face of his dreadful conduct because he was their Great Hope. The Liberals were always getting excited when I was growing up, because there was so much disillusionment with the Tories and the Labour Party that the Liberals were usually dreaming of sweeping to power at any moment. The West Country was a Liberal stronghold, until I went to university I was surrounded by the Sir Buftons of the Tory Party and the Liberals. Labour voters were thin on the ground. The family of John Pardoe, the Liberal MP for North Cornwall, 1966-79, – who supported Mr Thrope until Mr Thrope was such a liability that he was unsupportable – were solicitors in Bridgwater and Taunton and John Pardoe’s brother Robin is a farmer in the village in which I lived during my teens.

John Pardoe’s niece Rachel went to school at Dartington Hall, where Bertrand Russell sent his children, as did her brother Simon, Rachel then studied sociology at Sussex and Simon went to Aberystwyth. Simon became a teacher in London and held a senior role in ILEA while ILEA was on board with Dafydd’s gang and were sending kids to children’s homes in north Wales. See previous posts.

At about the time that Dafydd’s gang came after me, there was a substantial fire at Robin Pardoe’s farm. He was a chicken farmer and later switched to pheasants, but the birds were housed in big wooden barns. One of the barns went up and hundreds of birds were roasted alive. No-one could work out how the shed had caught fire, there weren’t any fire risks there and it was attributed to arson. I was later told that somebody had made it known that one of my relatives who used to work for Mr Pardoe had done it. I understand that the fur flew because she definitely had not. Because she hadn’t got on with her workmates I just presumed that someone had attributed even worse behaviour to her, but I’ve received info that the fire and the direction in which the finger of suspicion was pointed was something to do with Dafydd and the gang.

Before I left north Wales I mentioned that I and other people who had crossed the path of the gang were receiving bills, reminders and even County Court Judgements with regard to bills that we had paid. Gwynedd County Council excelled at this, we were all repeatedly sent Council Tax bills that had already been paid, taken to Court for non-payment without our knowledge and then fined and then sent further threats for non-payments of fines. Imagine my surprise when one of the final demands to pay a bill in north Wales that I had paid anyway came from Pardoes, the solicitors firm in Taunton, which was the family business of John Pardoe. I never got to the bottom of it. I’m fairly sure that there was a branch of Pardoes in Bridgwater as well.

Perhaps one or both of these people can enlighten me re that demand:

Sir Nick Clegg
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Jo Grimond appealed to all wings of the Party and was especially popular with the Young Liberals. In 1967, having led the party through three General Elections, Grimond made way for Mr Thrope.

Among other posts, Grimond was a barrister and publisher in the 1930s, an Army Major during WW II, Secretary of the National Trust for Scotland, 1947-49 and held the Rectorships of the University of Edinburgh and the University of Aberdeen and the Chancellorship of the University of Kent, 1970-90.

Upon leaving the Commons Grimond was created a life peer as Baron Grimond on 12 October 1983. He remained devoted to his former parliamentary constituency and was buried on Orkney.

I acquired a biography of Grimond a few weeks ago but I haven’t had time to read it yet. I expect to find out much more about him soon…

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Jo Grimond married Laura Bonham Carter in 1938. They had four children:

  • (Joseph) Andrew Grimond (26 March 1939-23 March 1966), a sub-editor of ‘The Scotsman’ who lived in Edinburgh until his suicide at the age of 26. I have not been able to find out anything about Andrew.
  • Grizelda “Gelda” (Jane) Grimond (1942-2017), who had a daughter Katherine (b. 1973) by the film and stage director Tony Richardson. Tony Richardson was married to Vanessa Redgrave, 1962-67. Vanessa was part of the activism that some of the Croesor crowd were involved with and was accused of putting up the money to help Pat Pottle and Michael Randle spring George Blake from prison (see previous posts); Richardson’s wiki entry states that he funded the escape. Richardson was bisexual but never acknowledged it publicly until after he contracted HIV. He died of complications from AIDS in 1991. Richardson came from Shipley in Yorkshire which was Jimmy Savile’s turf and Lord Asa Briggs’ early years turf as well. Richardson and Redgrave’s daughter died in a ski-ing accident in 2009.
  • John (Jasper) Grimond (born October 1946), a former foreign editor of ‘The Economist’ as Johnny Grimond, now writer at large for the publication, who in 1973 married Kate Fleming (b. 1946), elder daughter of the writer Peter Fleming and actress Celia Johnson and who has three children with her.
  • (Thomas) Magnus Grimond (born 13 June 1959), journalist and financial correspondent, married to travel author Laura Grimond (née Raison) and who has four children.

 

Violet Bonham Carter’s son Mark Raymond Bonham Carter, Baron Bonham-Carter, (11 February 1922-4 September 1994), was educated at Winchester College and Balliol, where he read PPE. His studies were interrupted by WW II and Mark was commissioned in the Grenadier Guards in November 1941. Bonham-Carter concluded the war by standing as the unsuccessful Liberal candidate for Barnstaple in the 1945 General Election, before returning to finish the last year of his course at Oxford. He then spent a year at the University of Chicago before going into publishing, working for the Collins publishing firm but left as his directors did not agree with his political activities.

In 1955, Mark married Leslie, Lady St Just, the former wife of Peter George Grenfell, 2nd Baron St Just (1922–1984) and the younger daughter of American magazine publisher Conde Nast. Mark Bonham-Carter had three daughters with Leslie: Jane, who became Baroness Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury, Virginia and Eliza Bonham Carter. He also had a stepdaughter from his wife’s former marriage.

Bonham Carter stood as the successful Liberal candidate for Torrington in the 1958 by-election, overturning a 9,000 majority, giving the Liberals their first by-election gain since 1929. Bonham-Carter’s margin of victory was just 219 votes. It was a major boost to the Liberals and the first in a string of by-election victories that would make up the postwar Liberal Revival. Although Grimond was personally hopeful that Mark Bonham-Carter would be his designated successor, at the 1959 General Election Mark lost the seat to the Conservatives. He continued to be a close adviser to Grimond throughout the latter’s leadership but would never again be an MP.

Bonham continued to work as a prominent member of the Collins firm, becoming close friends with the Westminster Swinger Woy Jenkins, reportedly Mark’s wife’s lover and serving as his literary agent. Mark became the first Chairman of the Race Relations Board, 1966-71 and its successor, the Community Relations Commission, 1971-77. Mark was one of the Directors of the Royal Opera House, 1958–82, a Governor of the Royal Ballet, 1960–94 (Chairman of the Board after 1985) and Vice-Chairman of the BBC, 1975–80, being vetoed as Chairman by Thatch.

The Chairman of the BBC, 1973-80, was Sir Michael Swann. Swann was appointed by Ted Heath who admired Swann’s ‘strong leadership’ during student protests at Edinburgh University, which were led by one Gordon Brown. Swann was well networked with the Westminster Paedophile Ring, enjoyed a number of university management positions and had links to the Royal Family. Swann was a cell biologist who early in his career had been a zoologist at Edinburgh and then Cambridge. Swann knew some of the biologists at UCNW who were part of Dafydd’s gang. See previous posts.

The DG of the BBC when Bonham Carter was appointed was Sir Charles Curran, who was succeeded as DG by Sir Ian Trethowan in 1977. Curran was perceived to be a puppet of Lord Charles Hill, the BBC Chairman who, as a Secretary of the BMA, was one of those who squeezed Nye Bevan’s knackers so hard during the negotiations to establish the NHS that Bevan made a pay and conditions agreement with the BMA that left the NHS permanently screwed. In return, Hill has been hailed as one of the Selfless Heroes Who Established The NHS. Charles Hill disliked the BBC as much as the BMA disliked the idea of the NHS, which was allegedly why Harold Wilson appointed him as Chairman, to reign in the BBC. No-one has observed in print that Charles Hill and his mates were facilitating the Westminster Paedophile Ring and there was an elite paedophile ring operating at the BBC which was linked with the Westminster Paedophile Ring. See previous posts for info on Hill, Curran and Trethowan.

 

On 21 July 1986 Mark was created a life peer as Baron Bonham-Carterof Yarnbury in the County of Wiltshire. He became Foreign Affairs spokesman for the Liberal Democrats. Bonham Carter’s last campaign focused on granting British citizenship to ethnic minorities in Hong Kong, a measure that was only passed after his death.

Mark Bonham Carter died from a heart attack in Italy on 4 September 1994. Three months after the Headmaster of Bryn Estyn Matt Arnold died of an ‘unspecified blood disease’ and two months after Peter Howarth, his long term colleague and friend, was jailed for abusing boys in care in north Wales. Greville’s mate Frank Beck had died from a heart attack in prison in May 1994. Lord Robert Hunter pegged out from a heart attack in that Birmingham garden in March 1994.

The Indie published an obituary for Mark Bonham Carter, written by Frank Field, who knows a great deal about Dafydd and the gang’s activities (see previous posts.)

TO RECALL the public positions which Mark Bonham Carter filled with distinction is to tell only part of his contribution to public and political life in Britain. He was above everything a political animal, conscious of being the grandson of HH Asquith, Britain’s last Liberal prime minister, and the son of Lady Violet Bonham Carter, the person who, above all, kept alive the spirit of the old Liberal Party during the earlier post-war years. His death on Sunday while holidaying in Italy denies the public stage a gifted player and robs his friends, particularly the younger ones, of a stimulating, ever-encouraging and loyal colleague.

There was never any doubt about Bonham Carter’s liking for younger people. The endless guest-lists to his house tell their own record. But for younger people, particularly politicians, he was a laid-back figure whose war record was one to be recalled with admiration. Events here held the essential paradox which characterised Bonham Carter’s entire life.

Mark Bonham Carter, like his father and grandfather before him, went to Balliol College, Oxford, and then, when the Second World War came, entered the Grenadier Guards. He was taken prisoner and moved to north Italy, but come the fall of the Mussolini regime the opportunity of escape arose for all inmates. Only three disobeyed what was said to be the orders to the British prisoners to stay put. Bonham Carter was one of these. All the remaining prisoners were shot when the advancing German troops reached the camp. Breaking the rules where necessary was only one of Bonham Carter’s unexpected characteristics. Adding to the risks by turning conventional wisdom on its head was another. Instead of heading for the Swiss border Bonham Carter moved south to the British lines and freedom.

This journey was made largely at night and depended usually on the safety of one priest’s house leading to the next. No one who pushed Bonham Carter to recall these events was surprised at his angry outburst when Margaret Thatcher claimed that there was no such thing as society. It was that very web of history, friendship and shared values which provided thesafe route for the young escaping British soldier.

The years out of Parliament were packed with activity. More than two decades were given over to working as a director of the publishing house William Collins. Many an author was the beneficiary of Bonham Carter’s ability for short, massively concentrated bouts of work-reading a manuscript, and trenchantly and constructively commenting upon it. It wasduring these years that Bonham Carter’s range of cultural interests was both developed and enhanced.

His constructive input to public affairs was seen most clearly when Roy Jenkins, the then Home Secretary, appointed him the first chairman of the Race Relations Board. It was due in part to Bonham Carter’s exercise of the opportunities of this office that the Government was led to legislate a stronger legal framework for race relations in Britain. In 1971 he became chairman of the body amalgamating the Race Relations Board and the Community Relations Commission, and what progress has been made in this field is due largely to his efforts, imagination and calm in those early days.

His list of public offices included the vice-chairmanship of the BBC and, from 1958 to 1982, a directorship of the Royal Opera House. Yet the length of the list of his public posts begins to obscure the full impact of Mark Bonham Carter’s personality on public life and conduct. The paradox of being establishment-born but risk-taker extraordinary has been remarked. But Bonham Carter’s true greatness derived from his ability to cope with an array of talents which fitted him for the highest office but which the turn of events denied him.

The political battlefield is littered with politicians angry at the cards fate has dealt them. In many instances bystanders feel that the cards have been not that unduly dealt. Not so with Mark Bonham Carter. Here was someone not merely born to the purple, but showing so many of the qualities which differentiated him from others in public life. His speeches in the Lords on defence and foreign affairs, where he was a Liberal Democrat spokesman, not only have a feel for the great movements in history, but give each individual event its place on the world stage. His lasting contribution to hisparty, probably, was that Liberalism was about an attitude and an approach to politics, not of drawing up shopping lists of policies. To a party wedded to such nostrums as free trade this was no mean feat.
 

It is with the clash of abilities and the limited range of opportunities offered that Bonham Carter’s character showed its truly outstanding quality. It is not merely that no one could ever have felt the deep frustration that musthave burned inside him at being denied the opportunities of exercising fully his political abilities. Rather it is that he took pleasure not merely in the young, but in encouraging them to try to achieve what he was denied. Never a hint here of the failure to gain a rightful reward. Nor ever a sign of a truly vibrant character turning sour upon itself.

He was, fortunately, given impressive compensations, a wife of equal courage, a stepdaughter and three daughters of his own. His links with young people naturally overlapped with his devotion to his daughters. They were an integral part of his social life. Many a party quest, and particularly at Bussento, where he died, would be involved in the most animated of conversations until dawn was approaching. And then, as guests went to bed, it would be Mark who insisted on beginning a dance. Never can a private face have been so different from what some saw as an acerbic public countenance.

Recently Mark Bonham Carter became a grandfather. The pride of knowing that the great chain of being’s next link had been safely forged was a compensation which turned out to be for him of incalculable value.

A glowing tribute there to the man closely linked in numerous ways to the Westminster Paedophile Ring from Frank. I note that Frank Field remembered that Mark enjoyed the company of young people. Richard Crossman mentions Mark in his ‘Diaries’, on May 29 1968, when Crossman goes out to Brook’s with Woy for gulls’ eggs and claret, where Crossman and Woy gossip about Jim Callaghan and Babs Castle and agree that Babs’s price and incomes policy can’t be sustained. Crossman observes that while he and Woy were dining, ‘at the bar down below were Mark Bonham Carter and other willowy young men’…  A footnote in Crossman’s ‘Diaries’ states that in 1976, Bonham Carter became Chairman of the Outer Circle Policy Unit.

David Lloyd George

Lloyd George was famously known as the old goat because of his enthusiasm for discussing Uganda. Fans of Lloyd George were sensitive to his reputation in this sphere and there is an account of one lady saying that she didn’t want to hear anything about Lloyd George because Mr Asquith was much worse. I can only assume that Asquith was positively Dafydd. Not that Dafydd was PM, he just thought that his status as Europe’s Leading Forensic Psychiatrist was as great.

 

Jeremy Thorpe: Boasted of having slept with both Ma’am Darling and Lord Snowdon of the Gwerin
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Ma’am Darling and Lord Snowdon of the Gwerin going up the aisle:

  • Ma’am Darling, having a rather more enjoyable time on Mustique with Roddy from south Wales:

Ma’am Darling acquired her recreational chemicals from Top Docs Anne and Peter Dally, who were protected and assisted by the corrupt Home Office Drugs Branch mandarin Bing Spear, who also protected and assisted Dafydd.

Mr Thrope with his second wife, who was previously married to Lilibet’s cousin. Mr Thrope found happiness with a Royal relative after the unfortunate death of his first wife Caroline Allpass in a road accident. Mr Thrope was devastated by the death of the lovely Caroline, although Caroline’s death detracted from some difficulties in the Liberal Party and Mr Thrope benefited political from the outpouring of sympathy after he was bereaved. After a decent interval of mourning and the erection of a phallic symbol in memory of Caroline, Mr Thrope fell in love with Royalty yet again.

  • Miriam’s obituary was published in ‘The Guardian’ in March 2014.

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Dafydd: Protected, along with Gwynne the lobotomist, by Lilibet’s honorary physician Dr Jof Davies. See previous posts.
Dr Dafydd Alun Jones

 

 

In 2008 Jane Bonham Carter was reported to be partner of Baron Tim Razzall. Bonham Carter declared the relationship in the House of Lords Register of Interests.

Jane Bonham-Carter was educated at St Paul’s School, Hammersmith and at UCL. Bonham-Carter worked in TV before entering the family business as a Peer, spending time at both the BBC and Channel 4, producing programmes such as PanoramaNewsnight and A Week In Politics. Previous posts have mentioned the many media supporters and associates of Dafydd and the network, including Huw Wheldon, Robin Day, Kirsty Wark…

 

In 1996, the year that William Hague announced that Ronnie Waterhouse, a member of a well-known Liberal family, would be Chairing a Public Inquiry into the North Wales Child Abuse Scandal, Jane became the Liberal Democrats’ Director of Communications, a role she held through the 1997 election before returning to a career in TV as an independent producer at Brook Lapping Productions, where she produced a number of documentaries for Channel 4, the BBC and ITV, including the award-winning series Maggie: the First Lady.

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Jimmy Savile visited Bryn Estyn, where one boy alleged that Savile watched him gang raped. Savile also dropped into Ashworth Hospital when he felt like it, an institution run by Dafydd’s gang.
Dr Dafydd Alun Jones

 

On 23 June 2004 Jane was created Baroness Bonham-Carter of Yarnburyof Yarnbury in the County of Wiltshire and was appointed Lib Dem Spokesperson for Broadcasting and the Arts.

In 2004, Dafydd’s mate the corrupt judge Huw Daniel expected to be able to imprison me after the gang tried to fit me up for threats to kill. Huw became very angry when the case collapsed on the first day of the trial, which was just before Jane became Baroness Jane.

Baroness Jane has been a member of various House of Lords Select Committees, including the BBC Charter Review set up in 2005 and the Parliamentary Communications Committee. That Charter Review was in the wake of the scrap over Hutton etc. Merfyn was one of the BBC Guv’nors at the time and seems to have politely said nothing while Michael Grade, Ruth Deech et al pompoused, insulted him and others and made idiots of themselves. So someone decided that Jane of the Richard Crossman Ring would make a helpful addition to the Select Committee dealing with the matter. The Secretary of State dealing with the Charter Review was of course ex social worker Baroness Tessa Jowell of the Camden Swingers and Traffickers. See previous posts. The Tessa who was the sister-in-law of Dame Barbara Mills, the DPP who colluded with a mountain of institutional corruption, including that relating to the criminality of Dafydd et al in north Wales. See previous posts eg. ‘A Future Leader of the Labour Party?’, ‘The Mrs Mills Experience’ and ‘Theatre of the Absurd’.

After the formation of the Con-Dem coalition government in 2010, Jane was elected Deputy Convenor of Liberal Democrat Peers and was appointed Co-Chair of the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Party Committee for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport, which includes the role of Lib Dem spokesperson on DCMS matters in the House of Lords.

Jane Bonham-Carter has served on the Advisory Committee of the think tank Centre Forum since 2005, and RAPT (Rehabilitation for Addicted Prisoners Trust) since 1999.

Here’s Wales’s substance abuse expert:

Dr Dafydd Alun Jones

 

Celebrity arrests could soar after police discover Jimmy ...

 

Jane was a Board Member of the National Campaign for the Arts, 2010-12. She is a Vice-President of the Debating Group. On 19 April 2015 it was announced that Bonham-Carter would be a patron of the Studio Theatre, Ashley Road, Salisbury. Salisbury’s most famous former resident is probably Ted Heath, a sour old bugger who lived alone in an enormous house. I marvelled when Ted Heath managed to leave most of his money in his will to himself. I would never have thought that it was possible but Heath did it by leaving a will stating that his fortune had to be used for the purposes of transforming his house into a museum of himself.

Jane Bonham Carter attracted criticism in 2008 when it was revealed that she and her partner, Tim Razzall, had both claimed Lords expenses for a flat that they shared, although it was not claimed that a breach of the rules had occurred. The Lords expenses system was later changed to give peers a flat rate irrespective of their residence.

Edward Timothy Razzall, Baron Razzall (born 12 June 1943) was the son of Humphrey Razzall, a Liberal Party member who stood as Liberal Parliamentary Candidate for Scarborough and Whitby in the 1945 General Election. Scarborough and Whitby was on Savile’s turf and Savile was so ancient that it was even his turf back in 1945.

Razzall attended St Paul’s School, London before going up to Worcester College, Oxford. Lord Asa Briggs was Fellow of Worcester College, Oxford, 1945-55 and Provost of Worcester College, 1976-91.

Razzall qualified as a solicitor in 1969 and worked for Frere Cholmeley (later Frere Cholmeley Bischoff), becoming a partner in 1973 and Chief Executive in 1990, before leaving in 1995 to set up his own corporate finance business (Argonaut Associates).

In 1974 Tim Razzall was elected a Councillor for the London Borough of Richmond-upon-Thames, which he represented for 24 years. During that time Tim served as Chair of Richmond Council’s Policy and Resources Committee for 13 years and as Deputy Leader, 1983–96. He was succeeded in both roles by Serge Lourie.

Richmond-upon-Thames Borough Council facilitated a paedophile ring targeting kids in the care of their Social Services. The notorious Elm Guest House which doubled up as a gay brothel staffed by kids in care was close to Richmond-on-Thames. People alleged to have visited Elm Guest house included Leon Brittan and Cyril Smith. Louis Minster, the Director of Social Services for Richmond, was known to be an active paedophile. On one occasion when the police arranged a raid on a property in which kids were thought to be abused, Minster being one of the suspects, they had to notify Richmond Social Services to arrange care for any children that might be found during the raid. The Social Services Shared the information with Minster, who changed his plans. The police raid found no evidence of abuse.

Carole Kasir, co-owner of the Elm Guest House was found dead in 1990. Top Docs attributed her death to suicide. Her friends have always maintained that she was killed. Carol was found dead the summer that the gang made attempts to have me imprisoned on the basis of their perjury in Chester and Cardiff High Courts. See post ‘The Bitterest Pill’.

Alice Levinson, one of the Top Doctors at Springfield Hospital/St George’s nwho was colluding with Dafydd and the gang in 1990-91 later had a private psychotherapy practice at Richmond-upon-Thames.

(Alexander) Serge Lourie (born 22 February 1946) is the former Leader of the Borough of Richmond-upon-Thames, where he was a Councillor, 1982-2010. Serge was Chairman of the UK Housing Trust, Kingston Hospital NHS Trust and Sanctuary Housing Association. He has also been the General Secretary of Help the Aged, an organisation to which many members of Dafydd’s gang have been attracted and a board member of the London Pensions Fund Authority and the Notting Hill Housing Trust.

Lourie was born on 22 February 1946. His mother was Anna Rootchenko. He was educated at St Paul’s School, London and Worcester College, Oxford, 1965-68, graduating in PPE. Lourie qualified as a chartered accountant with Cooper Brothers in 1971 (now PricewaterhouseCoopers) and was a Labour Party member of Westminster City Council, 1971–74 and the Greater London Council, 1973–77, where he was Chair of scrutiny and Vice-Chair of finance.

Margaret Little Nell Hodge worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers when the paedophile ring in the Islington children’s homes which had thrived under Little Nell’s leadership of the Council became too embarrassing even for Little Nell to brazen out. Keith Vaz worked as a solicitor for both Richmond-upon-Thames and Islington Councils, before he set up shop in a Leicester City Council-funded law centre in Leicester. In 1987, after Brown had moved to Leicester to begin his PhD, Keith was elected the MP for the constituency in which Brown lived and by then I as well.

Serge was elected as an SDP-Lib Alliance Councillor for Kew on Richmond-upon-Thames Borough Council in 1982, becoming a Lib Dem following the merger of the SDP and the Liberal Party in 1988. In 1990, he was re-elected as a Liberal Democrat. Lourie spent 14 years as Leader, and also served as Deputy Leader and Leader of the Opposition. He lost his seat in 2010.

In 1989 Serge was awarded a fellowship by the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust. From 1990 and 1994 he Chaired the London Boroughs Grants Committee, awarding grants of around £29m to the voluntary sector in London. Serge was a Board member of the London Tourist Board where he deputised for the Chairman, Sir John Egan. He Chaired the Independent Panel on members’ remuneration for the Association of Police Authorities and was a member of the Metropolitan Police Committee.

There is certainly green paint on the Renault in Richmond.

Serge is a board member of Richmond Charities and of Kew Community Trust as well as Chairing Poems in the Waiting Room, a British charity providing poetry cards to Top Docs’ waiting rooms in England and Wales.

Surely this must have been something to do with Poet, Top Doc and facilitator of the Westminster Paedophile Ring, Dannie Abse? See post ‘O Jones, O Jones’.

‘Barley’ (in memory of Dannie Abse) by Gillian Clarke ...

Serge is a Patron of Cultural Co-operation, a charity that runs world music festivals. In 2015, Serge was appointed Chairman of the Charity Appeal Committee of Kingston Hospital to raise £750,000 to improve the treatment of patients with dementia.

Serge lives in Kew, London and is married with two children.

“Je t’aime… moi non plus”
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Je t’aime moi non plus
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Plot: The movie is a classic love triangle drama. Frail and love-starved girl Johnny (Jane Birkin) works in a truckstop café in the middle of nowhere. One day enter two gay truckers, manly and worldwise Krassky (Joe Dallesandro) and his lover Padovan (Hugues Quester), young and handsome, but immature and rather a handful. Krassky, tired of taking care of Padovan who keeps getting into trouble, discovers in himself an attraction for this boyish girl, and she falls head over heels for him. They start a relationship; and even if at first Krassky’s body hesitates before the meager feminine graces of curveless Johnny, he ends up being charmed by her naïve and unconditional love. She is ready to accept anything out of love for him, including anal sex, though quite inexperienced at this, so that her screams of pain cause them to be thrown out of several motels… In the end,the back of Krassky’s dirty garbage truck will be the theatre of their union.

‘Don’t Ewe Think I Was Handsome?’

Dr Dafydd Alun Jones

 

Furiously jealous Padovan however, to win Krassky back, will shrink at nothing, including murder… and at the sight of this passionate jealousy, Krassky returns to his first love and leaves with him, abandoning little skinny Johnny in her café, brokenhearted and lonely again.

THE TRIALS OF GORDON ANGLESEA | REBECCA

 

In 1986 Tim Razzall he became joint-Treasurer of the Liberal Party and then Treasurer of the newly merged Liberal Democrats in 1988. He was appointed a CBE  in the  1993 New Year Honours and created a life peer on 22 October 1997, 10 months after the Waterhouse Inquiry opened.

In July 2002, Tim was the best man at the marriage of Charles Kennedy, the then Lib Dem Leader, to Sarah Gurling. The Charles who, along with his colleagues, concealed much crap and who developed one hell of a drink problem which was also concealed by his colleagues. See previous posts. Had they been more honest they would have had a chance of saving Charlie Kennedy’s life but why anybody would have considered that when there were so many troughs to dine at and the vain hope that they might find themselves in Gov’t?

From 2000 to 2006, Tim was Chair of the Liberal Democrats’ Campaigns and Communications Committee. Along with Lord Rennard of Sexual Harassment (see post ‘He Knows Where The Bodies Are Buried’), Tim was responsible for running the Liberal Democrats’ election campaigns. Tim stepped down from this post in May 2006. Tim is a former Lords Liberal Democrat Spokesman on Trade and Industry and Treasurer of the All Party Parliamentary Intellectual Property Group. He now serves on various parliamentary committees.

Razzall married first in 1965 (divorced 1974) Elizabeth and they had a daughter, Katie Razzall, the BBC Newsnight reporter and a son James Razzall. The name Kirsty Wark springs to mind once more.

Through his second marriage in 1982 (dissolved 2003) to Deirdre Martineaunee Taylor-Smith, Tim became step-father to her Deirdre’s sons and two daughters. Then in 2008 Tim became the partner of Baroness Jane.

Violet Bonham Carter’s son Raymond (19 June 1929 – 17 January 2004) was educated at St Ronan’s School, Hawkhurst, Winchester College and Magdalen College, Oxford, graduating in 1952. He then went to Harvard. Raymond held senior posts with the Bank of England, 1958–1963, the IMF, 1961–1963, Warburgs, 1963–1977 and with the Civil Service in the Dept of Industry, 1977–1979.

In 1958, he married Elena Propper de Callejón, daughter of Spanish diplomat Eduardo Propper de Callejon (1895–1972) and his Austrian-French Jewish wife, Helene Fould-Springer. Together, they had three children:

  • Edward Bonham Carter (born 24 May 1960), Vice Chairman of fund management group Jupiter Fund Management.
  • Helena Bonham Carter (born 26 May 1966), the actress who is the constant focus of pointless media articles obsessing about her clothes.
  • Thomas Bonham Carter, who manages a corporate governance agency.

In 1979, the Year of Mr Thrope at the Old Bailey and Mary Wynch’s Unlawful Imprisonment, Raymond  was diagnosed with a brain tumour. Ah the doctors they were wonderful and the brain tumour was removed but whoops Raymond was left quadriplegic and blind. Raymond lived until Jan 2004. The Torygraph provided an obituary:

Raymond Bonham Carter, who has died aged 74, was the last surviving child of the indomitable politician and orator Lady Violet Bonham Carter, and the grandson of H H Asquith, the Liberal Prime Minister; he was also the father of the actress Helena Bonham Carter.

A successful banker who became a director of S G Warburg & Co, Bonham Carter’s career was cut short when, in 1979, an operation to remove a benign brain tumour left him quadriplegic and partially blind for theremaining 25 years of his life.

Raymond Henry Bonham Carter was born on June 19 1929, the youngest of two sons and two daughters of Sir Maurice Bonham Carter (Asquith’s private secretary, known to everyone as “Bongie”) and Violet (Asquith’s daughter), who was later created a life peeress as Baroness Asquith of Yarnbury.

Their illustrious political and intellectual heritage was not lost on any of the Bonham Carter children. Cressida, the eldest, became an archaeologist. Mark won Torrington for the Liberals in 1958 and was Chairman of the Race Relations Board. Laura Bonham Carter continued the Liberal tradition bymarrying Jo Grimond, later Lord Grimond, the leader of the Liberal Party from 1956 to 1967.

For Raymond, however, as the youngest child, the lure of politics (and the pressure from his intensely political mother) was not so strong, although he was justly proud of his Asquith ancestry. He was educated at St Ronan’s Preparatory School and then Winchester, after which he did his National Service in the Irish Guards. At Magdalen College, Oxford, he read PPE and was a keen football player. He was also taught by Harry Weldon, who kept a cask of beer outside his study door and would ask undergraduates to bring him a half – and help themselves while they were at it.

Having graduated in 1952, Bonham Carter won a place at Harvard Business School. The rigours of Harvard, as he later recalled in an article for The Daily Telegraph, came as a shock “after the leisurely pace of Oxford”, but his schooling in international business would stand him in good stead. After graduating in 1954, he returned to England to join J Henry Schroder & Co, where he remained until 1958.

That same year Bonham Carter married Elena Propper de Callejon, the daughter of Don Eduardo Propper de Callejon, the then Spanish Ambassador to Norway, and Helene “Bubbles” Propper de Callejon, the artist, writer and cosmopolitan hostess.

Between 1958 and 1963 Bonham Carter was acting adviser to the Bank of England; and from 1961 to 1963 he was an alternate executive director for the UK at the International Monetary Fund and a member of the UK Treasury and Supply Delegation in Washington.

In 1964 he returned to London to join Warburgs. There his international experience and interest in the human, as well as the financial, side of the business generated both respect and affection. He always combinedmeticulous professionalism with courtesy, charm and humour, particularly when giving clients advice which they may not always have welcomed.

After a lengthy period as head of the banking division at Warburgs, in 1977 Bonham Carter was seconded to the civil service, where he was the Director of the Industrial Development Unit at the Department of Industry.

So Bonham Carter was seconded to the Civil Service one year after Harold Wilson’s resignation, as the Jeremy Thrope scandal gathered momentum, under Edmund Dell as Secretary of State.

Edmund Dell was born in London, the son of a Jewish manufacturer. He served in the Royal Artillery in WW II. Dell was educated at Dame Alice Owen’s School and Queen’s College, Oxford, which is where Ioan Bowen Rees studied; Dell was five years older than Ioan. At Oxford, Dell was a member of the Community Party. He studied history, as did Ioan.

Dell began work for ICI in Manchester as an overseas sales manager, specialising in Latin American trade and eventually rose to Vice President of the Plastics Division. He began to find himself in the difficult position of balancing a career in business with Labour politics. Dell was elected to Manchester City Council in 1953 and served for seven years, while the Councillors colluded with the expanding organised abuse ring being run by Dafydd’s mates in Greater Manchester and Salford.

Dell was elected to Parliament as the Labour MP for Birkenhead and retained the seat until 1979, when Frank Field succeeded him in the territory which Dafydd’s partners in crime in Liverpool had long since colonised. Dell served as PPS to Jack Diamond, then as a Minister  under Wedgie Benn at the Ministry of Technology in 1966 and then in the Dept of Economic Affairs under Peter Shore in 1967. All three of these Ministers knew about the Westminster Paedophile Ring and Peter Shore’s wife, Baroness Liz Shore, was a Lady Doctor who held a very senior role as a medical officer in the Civil Service who was helping run the ring. See previous posts. In 1969 Edmund Dell was moved to the Dept of Employment under dear old Babs Castle, which says it all.

Dell became Paymaster General in 1974, then Secretary of State for Trade and President of the Board of Trade, 1976-78, under Jim Callaghan. Dell resigned his seat in 1979, ‘increasingly disillusioned by Labour’s drift to the Left as he moved sharply to the Right’. Readers can probably guess what happened after this display of Principles.

Yes, Dell joined the new SDP  and, after its merger with the Liberals in 1988, he was a member of the Lib Dems. He served as a Trustee of both the SDP and the Liberal Democrats and served as one of SDP’s three representatives during emergency negotiations with the Liberals in January 1988 when it appeared the two parties’ merger might fall through after the failed launch by David Steel and Bob MacLennan of the joint manifesto, Voices and Choices.

After Parliament, Dell was Chairman of Guinness Peat, founding Chairman of Channel 4 and as a Director of Shell Trading. In 1991-2 he was President of the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Dell was married to Susan Gottschalk for 36 years. Dell pegged out in Nov 1999, three months before the publication of the Waterhouse Report.

 

But in 1979, just before his [Raymond Bonham Carter’s] return to Warburgs, he was diagnosed with a benign brain tumour and underwent a routine operation, from which he was expected to make a full recovery. After complications during surgery, however, he was left severely paralysed.

Bonham Carter bore his disability with remarkable stoicism and courage and, despite an initial prognosis that he would not survive, managed to regain some movement in his arms. Although he had a full-time nurse, his family also helped to care for him, and he had a profound influence on his children, to whom his daily struggles were an inspiration. Helena Bonham Carter continued to live with her parents for many years after she had become a successful actress. Her mother combined looking after herhusband with her work as a psychotherapist.

Bonham Carter’s condition affected neither his intellect nor his power of speech and, having inherited his mother’s precise and inquiring mind, his opinions were always expressed with force and clarity. Before his sight failed completely, he read voraciously, particularly newspapers, and after the onset of blindness he would sit up late into the night listening to the radio.

Latterly he donated numerous family papers to the Bodleian Library in Oxford, and oversaw the publication of a three-volume edition of his mother’s diaries and letters. In the second volume, Champion Redoubtable, Lady Violet wrote of her youngest child: “His temperament is very like Father’s. I have never – except in him – known such stability of keel – such a marvellous ‘temper’ – both intellectual & otherwise – such philosophy and complete lack of introspection, self-pity & irritability.”

Raymond Bonham Carter, who died on January 17, took much delight in his faithful dog, Kes, and his seven grandchildren, the youngest of whom, Billy Raymond, Helena Bonham Carter’s son by the film director Tim Burton, was born three months ago.

His wife, daughter and two sons, Edward and Thomas, survive him.

Raymonds father-in-law Eduardo Propper de Callejón is mainly remembered for having facilitated the escape of thousands of Jews from occupied France during WW II.

Propper de Callejón was First Secretary of the Spanish Embassy in Paris, when France surrendered to Nazi Germany on 20 June 1940. In July 1940, he issued from the Spanish Consulate in Bordeaux, in co-operation with the Portuguese Consul Aristides de Sousa Mendes, more than 30,000 transit visas to Jews, so that they could cross Spain to reach Portugal. When Spain’s Foreign Minister learnt that Propper de Callejón was issuing visas without prior authorization, he had him transferred to the Consulate of Larache in Moracco. Afterwards, Eduardo was posted to Rabat, Zurich, Washington DC, Ottawa and Oslo.

Propper de Callejón’s father was a Bohemian Jew and his mother was a Spanish Catholic. His wife, Hélène Fould-Springer, was a socialite and painter. She was from a notable Jewish French-Austrian banking family and converted to Catholicism after WW II. Her sister was Paris art patron and philanthropist Liliane de Rothschild (1916–2003) of those Rothschilds.

Eduardo didn’t gain public recognition for his heroic acts until after his death in 1972 in London, following an operation. In 2008, he was officially recognised as a Righteous Among the Nations by Yad Vashem, the Holocaust remembrance authority in Israel.

 

Raymond’s daughter Helena was born in Islington. Her mother, Elena is a psychotherapist. Helena and her brothers were brought up in Golders Green and she was educated at South Hampstead High School and completed her A levels at Westminster School. Helena was denied admission to King’s College, Cambridge, not because of her academic performance but because college officials were afraid that she would leave during the course to pursue her acting career.

When Helena was five, her mother had a serious nervous breakdown, from which it took her three years to recover. Upon her recovery, her experience in therapy led her to become a psychotherapist herself. Five years after her mother’s recovery, her father was clobbered badly after the complications during that operation. With her brothers at college, Helena was left to help her mother cope.

Helena famously received no formal acting training, but was nonetheless given a break in 1979, the Year Of Jeremy, Mary Wynch and Helena’s dad being left completely fucked after the ah doctors they were wonderful found that the scalpel slipped and soon became a very successful actress.

In 1994, Helena met Kenneth Branagh and they began an affair, while Branagh was still married to Emma Thompson, whom he had met in 1987 and married in 1989.

The vile research assistant Mandy Leigh who worked at St George’s Hospital Medical School and played the role of School Bully for Dr Cathy Wilson and the other senior staff who were facilitating the Westminster Paedophile Ring there (see previous posts) knew Kenneth Branagh and in 1989 was in hot pursuit of him and seriously pissed off that he was on the verge of getting hitched to Emma. Never mind Mandy, you were on a much higher salary than everyone else because of that fiddle that had been done with the Wellcome, you had sex with the appalling Top Doctor Richard Penketh in the lab during work hours while Penketh told you how much he wanted to shag everyone else in the Dept as well and you were a paid-up member of the gang who forced me out of my job because I wouldn’t keep quiet about what Dafydd et al were doing in north Wales.

Mandy’s father was a retired civil servant – so he knew about the Westminster Paedophile Ring before his daughter went to work for the people who had run it as Nice Young Doctors – and her brother Charles was a banker. The corrupt MSF rep David Hole at St George’s was very angry when he found out that Charles Leigh’s bonus was bigger than Hole’s annual salary. Nonetheless Hole obtained a nice little number at St George’s by keeping a lid on the criminality and wrongdoing there, managed to purchase a house in Wandsworth that ended up being worth a great deal of money and busied himself as an SDP Councillor in Wandsworth, the Council that was running the Westminster Paedophile Ring along with St George’s.

Donald Naismith, the Director of Education for Wandsworth, was known to be an active paedophile. David Hole came from Minehead and by the time that I had arrived to begin work at St George’s, he had gone right through my CV and made a careful note of my former addresses, educational institutions, jobs etc and I have now been told that he networked with as many people who knew me as he could who were also concealing serious criminal activity…

Jeremy appeared at Minehead Magistrates Court to be committed for trial at the Old Bailey:

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Former SBS officer and James Bond character Paddy turned up in Somerset after that business with Mr Thrope at Minehead and the Old Bailey with an unlikely story of having been made redundant and thus he relocated from Geneva to the West Country in search of a job as a youth worker, only to find himself elected as the Liberal MP for Yeovil in 1983. I can see the logic in the security services sending Paddy to the region in the face of Mr Thrope’s activities, but I would have thought that the point of Paddy et al was to put a stop to the Westminster Paedophile Ring, not to collude with it.

 

Emma Thompson’s own background is similar to Helena’s, ie. Hampstead and luvvie. Emma’s mum was Scottish actress Phyllida Law and her dad was Eric Thompson who did the ‘Magic Roundabout’, while no-one knew about Jimmy Savile or the elite paedophile ring at the BBC. Emma went to Camden High School for Girls along with Julia Hobsbawm and Gordon Brown’s wife and then Newnham College Cambridge, where Emma joined Footlights, had a relationship with Stephen Fry and was friends with many of the other budding stars who also knew my two media friends who were shafted by the gang for daring to support me in the face of Dafydd et al.

Stephen Fry of Celebrity Manic Depression – although the latest diagnosis has confirmed that Fry doesn’t have manic depression after all, having pissed off a lot of people who do have manic depression by making those TV programmes which were not that truthful with regard to the Help on offer from the Top Doctors, just when Dafydd and the gang found themselves in need of a bit of good PR once more – has revealed that at Cambridge, Emma was known as Emma Talented, rather than Emma who’s dad had the shit on everyone and you really don’t want it being made public do you, you know Emma would SOOOO like to be an actress and we think that she’s Talented and the School Agrees!

In 1982, as Mary Wynch’s solicitors Birnberg & Co in Camden began legal action against Dafydd and the gang, Emma’s dad died as a result of circulatory problems at the age of just 52. Emma has commented that this “tore [the family] to pieces” and “I can’t begin to tell you how much I regret his not being around”. She added, “At the same time, it’s possible that were he still alive I might never have had the space or courage to do what I’ve done … I have a definite feeling of inheriting space. And power.” Although Emma does now know how Fings Break when the Top Docs become anxious.

    • Here’s Emma Talented Thompson (far left and on screen) speaking at the World Economic Forum in 2008:

Emma with the award she was given during the ‘Presentation of the Crystal Award’ at the Annual Meeting 2008 of the World Economic Forum in Davos, in January 2008:

Following Kenneth’s Branagh’s affair with Helena Bonham Carter, Kenneth and Emma divorced in 1995. Emma developed clinical depression, but while while filming Sense and Sensibility in 1995, she began a relationship with her co-star Greg Wise. Commenting on how she was able to overcome her depression, Emma told Radio 4 “Work saved me and Greg saved me. He picked up the pieces and put them together again.” The couple had a daughter, Gaia, a pregnancy that was achieved through IVF treatment when Thompson was 39.

I absolutely would not wish Dafydd and the gang on Emma, but it would have been so nice if Emma had not kept quiet about this absolute barrel of shit while her friends and colleagues destroyed the lives and careers of my friends and I.

Emma and Greg’s permanent residence is in Hampstead, but they spend a lot of time in Scotland and Emma has declared that she feels Scottish. I don’t expect that they stay in a Travelodge when they are in Scotland. Although I wouldn’t either because they are quite expensive for such soulless dreadful places.

In 2003, Talented Scottish Emma did what all luvvies who also Care enough to speak at Davos do and acquired a Black Orphan, in Emma’s case a Rwandan former child soldier, named Tindyebwa Agaba. They met at a Refugee Council event when he was 16 and Emma invited him to spend Christmas at their home. “Slowly”, Thompson has commented, “he became a sort of permanent fixture, came on holiday to Scotland with us, became part of the family.” Agaba became a British citizen in 2009. Agaba is no doubt grateful which is fine but er Emma, there were many other people suffering and you um have given the friends and associates of a gang of traffickers who murdered witnesses a bit of good PR which made it so much easier for them to denounce the rest of us as lying criminals.

Emma became Dame Emma in 2018.I found out about this the other day when I was reading ‘Hello!’ or something dreadful in the dentists. Emma explained that she doesn’t believe in honours but she decided that she’d accept it anyway, because it’s a nice little badge to add to all of the others and there was a nice pic of her at the Palace. Which could be viewed as doing as much damage to the Royal Family as Carlo’s friend Stephen Fry did when he boasted about snorting coke in Buck House. If Stephen the Not Manic Depressive Any More and Emma Scottish and Talented are part of a Cunning Plan to undermine the Establishment from within, I appreciate the sentiment but it isn’t working. Stephen, Emma and I might be bright enough to have a good laugh at it, but the Top Docs are still withdrawing healthcare from anyone who spills the pints of the Westminster Paedophile Ring and it is Stephen and Emma’s links with the Royals and bankers and the Celebs who do Good Works that is keeping the show on the road.

What we really needed Emma and Stephen was a bit of help in 1986 when we could have exposed the Westminster Paedophile Ring before our friends were murdered and we were fitted up for criminal offences…

In Dec 1986, Oliver Brooke, the Professor of Paediatrics at St George’s, was jailed for the possession of child porn. Ollie was released on appeal when  Lord Chief Justice Geoffrey Lane cut his sentence and compared Ollie’s vast collection of child porn, which occupied the cupboards of his office in St George’s, with a collection of cigarette cards. Ollie’s Top Doctors friends wrote to the Court explaining that Ollie never meant no harm and he was a lovely bloke really. Ollie was the key figure in a pan-European paedophile ring. See post ‘Oliver!’ His mates at St George’s remained in post facilitating the ring. One of Ollie’s friends was Mandy Leigh’s boss, Professor Geoffrey Chamberlain. Chamberlain was also involved in large scale research fraud and as a young Top Doctor had conducted experiments on live late gestation foetuses whom he had unlawfully aborted and then killed when the experiments were over. See post ‘Now Then…’
Chamberlain was mates with the Royal Gynaecologist Sir George Pinker. See post ‘Wimmin’s Wellbeing – the Fortnum and Mason Connection’. Chamberlain had a Wimpole Street practice with rich celebs as patients, one of whom was Cilla. I feel OK about publicising this, because Cilla was a mate of Chamberlain’s as well as his patient and gave interviews to the media about what a good bloke Chamberlain was. I knew when I worked at St George’s that Cilla was his patient and knew them all down there but Cilla only made it public after Chamberlain and his colleague Malcolm Pearce had been exposed in a research fraud scandal. Which was followed by another scandal in their Dept. Then another scandal in the same Dept. By that time the Waterhouse Inquiry was underway and then in 2000, the year that the Waterhouse Report was published, Chamberlain retired from the NHS, moved to south Wales and took up a lecturing job in the history of medicine at Swansea University. He used to tell everyone that he’d never leave London because Harrod’s was the only place where one could find a decent barber, so I wonder how he was tempted over to the University of Rhodri Morgan’s Family.
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  • Chamberlain’s son was a business partner of Wayne Hemingway of ‘Red Or Dead’ shoe shop fame and Chamberlain ensured that he advertised Red or Dead whenever he could, by mentioning his Rebel Son who wasn’t a Top Doctor tch tch.

Helena Bonham Carter has or had her own fashion line. As of course has Stella McCartney, daughter of Paul McCartney. Paul was a mate of Cilla’s back in Liverpool in the 1960s when Dafydd and the gang found business beginning to boom because of the appetite of Stars for young sex workers and drugs. The McCartneys used to be neighbours of Ronnie Waterhouse’s in St John’s Wood. Brian Epstein, the Beatles’ manager, was gay, used rent boys and recreational chemicals and died in Aug 1967 in questionable circumstances where the Beatles were over in Bangor, at the Bangor Normal College no less, doing their bit with that guru. See previous posts for further details and the many McCartney/Beatles links to Dafydd’s network.

In 1999, after five years together, Helena and Kenneth Branagh also separated. In 2001, Helena began a relationship with American film director Tim Burton. Helena and Tim lived in two adjoining houses in Belsize Park, London. Graham Chapman of Python fame lived in Belsize Park. Chapman abused teenaged boys for years and this was an open secret. Chapman and his partner adopted a 13 year old runaway from Liverpool but told everyone that he was 17. When Chapman first adopted this boy he was interviewed by the police who were a little concerned what with Chapman being an ‘omosexual – no-one used the word ‘paedophile’ outside forensic psychiatry circles in those days – but Chapman reminded the plod that he was a Top Doc and indeed this was a case of
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Chapman was indeed a Top Doc, he qualified at Barts but only practised for a few months before becoming a full-time luvvie, having been introduced to that world via Footlights when he was at Cambridge. Barts had facilitated the Westminster Paedophile Ring for years, stretching back at least to the days when Lady Juliet Bingley’s dad Reginald Vick was a surgeon there. Things were helped considerably with the arrival of Anthony Clare as Prof of Psychological Medicine at Barts and when Clare departed, Dafydd’s mate Linford Rees was appointed to that position, in 1996, the year that William Hague announced the forthcoming Waterhouse Inquiry. Linford and his wife were from south Wales and Linford’s daughter was the 1970s Poldark star, Angharad Rees. Angharad was married to Christopher Cazenove who’s brother was an officer in one of those posh regiments associated with Buck House duties rather than fighting wars. Christopher hit the big time when he became one of the stars of ‘Dynasty’. He died as a result of what sounded to me very much like an HIV related illness or a condition which resulted from the use of a contaminated needle, Angharad died at a not very great age from cancer and one of their sons was killed in a road accident in circumstances which no-one could explain. See post ‘A Galaxy Of Talent’ for further details.
Jonathan Frappell, one of the Top Docs who worked in Chamberlain’s Dept at St George’s, was married to a former Angel from Barts. She wasn’t very popular because she was rude and insulting to junior docs and often refused to even speak to them on the grounds that she was married to a senior doc herself. The junior docs resented this intensely and referred to ‘the airhead of a Barts nurse who shagged and bagged a doctor’. Presumably Jonathan was working at the Barts of the Ring at the time. Jonathan subsequently was appointed as a consultant in Plymouth and also has a medico-legal practice. See previous posts.
In 2006, Helena and Tim bought the Mill House in Sutton Courtenay, near Didcot in Oxfordshire. It was previously leased by Helena’s grandmother, Violet and owned by her great-grandfather  H.H. Asquith. Helena and Burton have two children together. Helena told  The Torygraph and several other interviewers of her struggles with infertility and the difficulties that she had during her pregnancies. She noted that before the conception of her daughter, she and Burton had been trying for a baby for two years and although they conceived naturally, they were considering IVF.
After Brown and I began publishing about the mental health services from 2004-05 onward, I was struck by how many celebs began talking of how they had IVF, even those whom, it transpired had conceived naturally. I was a bit puzzled by this because although IVF had become big business by then and people were using it, the success rates were low, the business practices unscrupulous and there was much patient dissatisfaction, which was not appearing anywhere in the media. I knew what went on in fertility clinics because I worked in the St George’s one and I knew other people who worked in other fertility clinics at the time and it was not a pretty sight. Then I realised that all these celebs talking of the wonderful ways of IVF were linked into Dafydd’s network. Dafydd et al knew that I used to work in fertility and they knew what I would have found out about.
Did anyone at all in 2004-05 apart from my old buddies like Brown know that I still remembered the scams and bad practice that I witnessed in fertility clinics? One person did; Merfyn, the VC of Bangor University at that time. I’d had a conversation with Merfyn re societal changes during the 1960s and Merfyn of course discussed the contraceptive pill. After the interview – which is what it was, I interviewed Merfyn while I was doing my PhD, as part of a group of people who grew up in Welsh speaking rural Wales and who then moved into careers in public life – I e mailed him to say thanks and I mentioned that I used to work in a fertility clinic years ago and although what was happening in fertility was scientifically amazing, fraud and bad practice was rampant and resources would probably be better invested in other ways. I did not mention any names or breach confidence.
Previous posts have mentioned that by 2004-05 the paedophiles’ friends were trying to force Merfyn out of his job and indeed out of public life altogether, because his late wife Nerys had Challenged The Paedophiles, then Merfyn’s friend, a junior Gov’t Minister had cleared my name after the gang had tried to have me struck off the teaching register and to add fuel to the fire, Merfyn gave me a place to do a PhD in Bangor University.
I have detailed how John McTernan’s brother-in-law stole my computer in 2005, how documents were stolen from my car, how boxes of documents relating to me, F and our battles with those we know and love were stolen from my property and how a box of all the old letters that Brown and I had written to each other when we were young had been stolen. I have in previous posts and comments mentioned that Sue Collick, Merfyn’s PA, accessed Merfyn’s inbox, even the messages that she knew that she was not entitled to read and that she was passing info on. I have also mentioned in previous comments that Andrew Harrison, an undercover officer, registered as a law student at Bangor and harvested staff passwords in order to access staff e mail accounts. Andrew’s ultimate ambition was to hack into Merfyn’s computer. I raised the matter with IT and admin at Bangor University only to be ignored.

Well paedophiles’ friends in Gov’t and the media, I do hope that you enjoyed yourselves reading my e mails and documents. And of course that you found the contents of Merfyn’s computer as interesting. Perhaps Helena of CAMDEN GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL, which was also attended by Julia Hobsbawm and Gordon Brown’s wife Sarah, could now let me know who told her and others to make those vacuous comments about IVF, lest Brown and I began to publish on wrongdoing in the field as well. Whoever read all those confidential documents and e mails will have read the details of the serious criminal offences on the part of Top Docs and others towards me and others. Patients died as a result.

In 2008, Merfyn’s wife Nerys died at the hands of Dafydd’s mates at the Walton Centre. She couldn’t even rest in peace in Llanfaglan Church without Lord Snowdon Of Belgravia Throughout His Entire Life arriving there after he’d died.

 

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In 2013 Merfyn resigned as the Chair of the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board after a spate of patient deaths resulting from hospital acquired infections. The Top Docs and others witheld crucial information from Merfyn and the Board, so Merfyn was not able to make the decisions necessary, would find himself at the centre of a scandal and would be forced to resign. I knew about the conspiracy because I was told; well the person concerned screamed it at me, rather than told me. Just as I knew about the conspiracy to force Merfyn out of his job as VC of Bangor University by a huge co-ordinated conspiracy of non-co-operation on the part of staff who were paedophiles’ friends. See posts ‘Lest We Forget’ and ‘The Point Is To Change It’.

Helena was made a CBE in the 2012 New Years Honours list for services to drama and in January 2014, the PM, Call Me Dave, announced that Helena had been appointed to Britain’s new national Holocaust Commission. Are we talking the Holocaust in Central Europe or Holocaust in north Wales Dave, the Holocaust which in 2014 was the subject of yet another cover-up by Lady Julia Macur?

On 23 December 2014, Helena and Tim announced that they had “separated amicably” earlier that year.

Various Daily Mailesque ‘reports’ consisting of nothing but photos of famous people hugging and kissing each other have reported on the friendship between Helena and Ruby Wax. Ruby has been one of the cheerleaders for Mindfulness, the fraud perpetrated by Dafydd’s former colleague Prof Mark Williams, when Mark worked with the gang in Bangor in the late 1980s. Ruby became a source of PR for the gang after she purchased an Masters in Mindfulness from Oxford, but they told her that it was a Masters in ‘Brain Science’. That enabled Ruby to become an Expert and she was soon rewarded with a Chair in Psychiatric Nursing at the University of Surrey shortly after Operation Pallial re-opened the investigation into the North Wales Child Abuse Scandal and about the time that Mark Williams former colleague Tony Francis who recommended Mindfulness to a great many people killed himself. Ruby bagging that Chair was extraordinary but having said that, Ruby cannot do more damage as a Professor of Nursing than Fiona Irvine and Chris Burton. See previous posts for info on Ruby, Fiona and Chris…

 

There is a never ending supply of Bonham Carters. Meet a distant relative of Helena’s:

Sir Stuart Bonham Carter
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Born 9 July 1889 Portsmouth, Hampshire
Died 5 September 1972 (aged 83), Petersfield, Hampshire
Years of service 1904–1945

Vice Admiral Sir Stuart Sumner Bonham Carter, (9 July 1889-5 September 1972) joined the Royal Navy in 1904 and served in WW I as the commander of HMS Intrepid and then HMS Shark. A keen cricketer, he played for the Royal Navy Cricket Club. Sir Stuart was appointed Chief of Staff to the Commander-in-Chief, Africa Station in 1928 and made Assistant Director for Navy Equipment in 1932 before becoming Chief Staff Officer to the Commander of the 1st Cruiser Squadron in 1934. Sir Stuart was given command of the Royal Naval Barracks at Chatham in 1937 and made Naval Secretary in 1939.

Sir Stuart also served in WW II commanding the 3rd Battle Squadron from 1940 and the 18th Cruiser Squadron from 1942. He was made Flag Officer, Malta in 1942 and retired due to ill health in 1943, although he was recalled in 1944 to lead Naval Convoys. In 1933 he married Eve Lloyd; they had one child, Joanna. He is distant relative of Helena Bonham Carter.

One of the people who played a huge part in Richard Crossman’s life when Crossman ran the DHSS for the benefit of the Westminster Paedophile Ring was Tommy Balogh. Balogh was a personal friend of Crossman and Crossman rated his advice, so much so that Crossman spent much time drawing up questionable strategies which would keep Balogh at the heart of Gov’t and enable him to have access to restricted material when Harold Wilson removed Balogh from various roles. Crossman’s ‘Diaries’ detail it all, how Wilson knows what Crossman is up to and explicitly warns him that Tommy is not be given access to certain material or invited to certain meetings. Richard Crossman comes up with the plan to trump all others; if Tommy is given a peerage that will overcome the obstacles that are being placed in his way…
Balogh was indeed given a peerage, but I’m not sure exactly how Crossman twisted Wilson’s arm, although I can guess. Balogh was obviously crucial to the running of the Westminster Paedophile Ring and so were both the people to whom he was married.

Tamás (Thomas) Balogh, Baron Balogh (2 November 1905-20 January 1985) was an economist who was ‘an adviser to Harold Wilson’s Gov’t’. The elder son of a wealthy Budapest Jewish family (his father was head of public transport, his mother the daughter of a Professor), Balogh studied at the city Gymnasium, considered ‘the Eton of Hungarian youth’, then at the universities of Budapest and Berlin. He took a two year research position at Harvard as a Rockefeller Fellow in 1928. Following this, Balogh worked in banking in Paris, Berlin and Washington before coming to England.

After getting British citizenship in 1938, Balogh became a lecturer at Balliol College and was elected to a Fellowship in 1945, then became Reader in 1960. He was also the economic correspondent for the ‘New Statesman’, an economic adviser to Wilson’s Cabinet office following the 1964 Labour Party victory and member of the Secretariat of the League of Nations.

As an adviser in the Cabinet Office, Balogh was a critic of consumption and profit-orientated tax policies, arguing that “profit can be earned not merely by satisfying long felt wants more efficiently and in a better fashion, but also by creating new wants through artificially engendered satisfaction and the suggestion of status symbols”, maintaining that nationalisation was a better means of securing wage restraint and a more equitable tax system as a whole. Balogh was opposed to Britain’s entry of the EEC.

Any readers feeling inadequate today because their neighbour has a better car than them? I had no idea that the materialistic crap that Brown and I spent so much of our young lives fighting was invented by a friend of Dafydd’s gang. No wonder Dafydd’s fan club used to stress that Dafydd had lots of money, a Merc and aeroplanes.

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The ‘Sussex academic’ website mentions Tommy Balogh and plugs a book about him, ‘The Life and Times of Thomas Balogh, A Macaw Among Mandarins’.

Thomas Balogh (1905–1985) had a conspiratorial nature and deliberately kept to the shadows so that his substantial role in political life has been little known. His predictions were usually right and he looked at economic and political issues from unconventional angles, but he was an exasperating man who thrived on controversy. He made many enemies and had numerous fallings-out, especially with civil servants, and this affected the way his advice was perceived.

This first and only biography covers his life and work: from his youth in Budapest, to his coming to Britain in 1930 and being taken up by Keynes; his advance to being a well known if highly controversial political economist; his reputation as a brilliant though eccentric don at Balliol College, Oxford; his burgeoning interest in politics; and the time of his greatest influence as economic adviser to his close friend Harold Wilson.

Balogh’s interests in North Sea Oil and Gas exploitation and his criticism of governmental failure to exact higher revenue from the oil companies is documented and the analysis is a counterbalance to the official history. June Morris’s interpretation of Balogh’s relationship with Harold Wilson and Marcia Williams and, more particularly and perhaps more controversially, the relationship between Wilson and Williams, does not match those contained in the memoirs of Bernard Donoughue and Joe Haines. And there are correctives to some of the myths surrounding Wilson’s leadership of the Labour Party and his Prime Ministership.

He was married twice: firstly in 1945 to Penelope Noel Mary Ingram Tower (daughter of Rev. Henry Bernard Tower, Vicar of Swinbrook, Oxfordshire, and widow of Oliver Gatty [1907-1940], a Balliol Fellow, by whom she had a daughter, Tirril), a psychotherapist, with whom he had two sons and a daughter; secondly in 1970 to Catherine (née Storr), a psychologist.

 Penelope Balogh wrote ‘Freud, A Biographical Introduction’ in 1972; and also a volume entitled ‘Up With the Joneses’ in 1965. Sir Clough’s wife’s relatives the analysts James and Alix Strachey were the British authorities on Freud (see post ‘The Vermin Club’) and Penny Balogh will have known them and their friends.
Penny Balogh gets a mention on the AGIP (Association for Group and Individual Psychotherapy) website:
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In the late 1960s, there was dissatisfaction amongst some reflective psychoanalytic psychotherapists over current practice, including the rigid divisions then operating between psychoanalytic schools. Penelope Balogh became interested in what the ‘new therapies’ coming from the USA might offer traditional models. Her active enquiry in this area was considered inappropriate by the then Association of Psychotherapists (now BAP) of which she was a founder member. Following debate, she withdrew to work with Joshua Bierer at the British Association of Social Psychiatry (BASP) to create an inclusive training. Other therapists joined her there. This group was subsequently evicted for being ‘too analytic’; whereupon it expanded and formed a weekly training seminar under the auspices of Professor Pond of the London Hospital.

Desmond Pond was one of the key movers and shakers in the Westminster Paedophile Ring. Sir Dessie didn’t just see the patients on the wards and in the clinics, Sir Des came up with all sorts of innovations for Poor People to be told that they couldn’t look after their own kids and thus the kids should be given to Dafydd’s gang to look after; assessment centres, therapy units, residential units so the targets could be scrutinised 24 hrs a day for weeks just to ensure that they will never pass the ‘normal person’ test.

Sir Desmond Arthur Pond (2 September 1919-29 June 1986) was educated at the John Lyon School in Harrow and at St Olave’s Grammar School in Orpington in Kent. He graduated from Clare College, Cambridge and trained as a Top Doc at UCH and at Duke University School of Medicine, North Carolina. From 1948 to 1952 Des was Senior Lecturer in the Department of Neurophysiology at the Maudsley. From 1952 to 1966 he was consultant psychiatrist at Maudsley and UCH. Dafydd ‘trained’ at the Maudsley during that time, while the Top Docs at the Maudsley, including Dafydd’s boss Dr Bob Hobson, were running a big sex abuse ring under the umbrella of community psychiatry and therapy, which was Des’s speciality as well.

In 1966 Des was appointed the first Professor of Psychiatry at the London Hospital. The London Hospital serves Tower Hamlets and Dafydd’s partner gang were running the ring down there. Wendy Savage, the Labour supporting Feminist Top Doc, trained and worked at the London Hospital and her patients were the victims of Dafydd’s gang; Wendy performed as many as 14 or 15 abortions on some of them, explaining to the world that she was dealing with chaotic, dysfunctional, personality disordered women who Made Bad Choices, rather than the targets of a ruthless criminal gang. Wendy was a pal of Geoffrey Chamberlain the facilitator of the Westminster Paedophile Ring. See post ‘Uncle Harry’s Friends’. Lord Bob Winston trained at the London Hospital and he too knew what Chamberlain, Savage and Dafydd’s gang were doing. See previous posts.

Desmond Pond was a founder member of the Institute of Religion and Medicine in 1964. His efforts helped to ‘establish the role of psychiatry in general practice and his contributions were recognised by the award of honorary Fellowship of the Royal College of General Practitioners’.

Pond served on the Neurosciences Board of the MRC, 1968-72 and President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, 1978-81, while Dafydd and the gang had illegally imprisoned Mary Wynch. Pond was knighted in 1981. Pond served as Chief Scientist at the DHSS, 1982-85. Which was when I was first propositioned by Gwynne and Brown and I were repeatedly threatened by the gang…

Pond married physician Helen Jordan and the couple had three daughters. Pond died of cancer, in Torquay, in 1986. See previous posts for further info on Pond…

Here’s a man in Torquay who found a dead body, tried to conceal it and ended up in a mess from which he could not extract himself:

 

From this seminar arose two further ventures: the Consortium of Psychotherapists; and the ‘Sunday Group’, which met monthly to learn about the new therapies. This group met in Penelope Balogh’s home, 29 St Mark’s Crescent, NW1.

St Mark’s Crescent is in Primrose Hill, which was where Uncle Harry’s nephews were brought up; they inherited the house when Uncle Harry’s sister and brother-in-law died.

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I never watched ‘Neighbours’, but I did know the theme song. When Patient F was still living in Carneddi with the woman who knew Dafydd’s gang and who fleeced him in collusion with other members of the gang (see previous posts), one of his neighbours was a thug. One day F was outside singing the theme song to ‘Neighbours’ and just as he got to the bit ‘that’s when neighbours become good friends’, the window of The Thug’s house flew open and his wife stuck her head out and yelled out ‘will you fucking well shut up’. So F said, ‘Miriam you’ve got a mouth like the Mersey tunnel, I’m only singing’.

F went into his house and then the door flow open and in marched The Thug. He went to hit F and according to F ‘I didn’t plan it, but my foot just flew out in a reflex action and I got him right in the crotch. He yelled and bent over, everyone saw it and were laughing at him. He crept back to his house and I haven’t heard anything from him or bloody Miriam since’.

I remember the sensation in Carneddi when it all happened, a lot of the Oppressed were grateful to F because Miriam and The Thug caused a lot of people a lot of problems. But I wonder if The Thug and Miriam might have subsequently seen their opportunity for revenge? When the row happened, F was the stepdad to his then partner’s children and she hadn’t yet given birth to the baby who was hijacked and brought up by members of the gang after fallacious allegations were made about F. One of the insults that had been yelled at F by Miriam was ‘you’re a bloody hippy and your kids should all be taken into care’. That was why the hippies of Bethesda were so chuffed that a Hippy had crippled The Thug. I know how the gang works. When ammunition is needed against a target, the sex offending social workers of Gwynedd invite people to Share Information In Confidence. All lies are gratefully received. It’s open season, the gang are going to shaft someone, old scores will be settled.

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In 1973, the idea of a formal training, both more thorough and more adventurous, was revived and was planned by Penelope Balogh and others. In June 1974, the Lady Balogh’s Psychotherapy Trust was created, with AGIP as an ‘autonomous part’ of it. In September 1974, AGIP took its first intake of students.

 

Penelope Balogh died in June 1975. In Oct 1975, Andrew Netwon shot Rinka, Norman Scott’s dog and then tried to shoot Norman.

AGIP’s Constitution was adopted at the inaugural General Meeting of 24January 1981, held at Burgh House, Hampstead. The first meeting of AGIP Council was held in September 1982, in which year also AGIP was represented at the first ‘Rugby’ Conference for Psychotherapy.

In 1987, following much debate throughout the organisation, the Trustees sold 29 St Mark’s Crescent, which was too expensive to maintain. It was decided to re-invest all the money in another large property, which could be a Trust headquarters for potential use by all the sections of the Trust (by then including ENWLPC, SLPC and the Freegrove Society). The Trustees accordingly bought 1 Fairbridge Road, N19, to which AGIP moved.

During the 1980s and 90s, AGIP members played a prominent part in establishing the United Kingdom Standing Conference for Psychotherapy (the beginnings of the UKCP).

Dorothy Hamilton, AGIP’s then Director, was its Honorary Secretary from 1986 to 1992. In 1989, AGIP was enrolled as a member at the inaugural meeting of the UKSCP and in 1992, AGIP’s training was accepted by the Psychoanalytic and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Section of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy. In 1993, AGIP therapists were enrolled on the UKCP Register.

In 1994, the Trustees provided funding for the Fairbridge Clinic for low-fee paying patients, which was opened and subsequently operated by AGIP.

During the 1990s, it became apparent that AGIP was becoming too large and important to remain a ‘part’ of another organisation, and that it needed its own legal status. In 1996, the Trustees made an offer to facilitate AGIP’s independence from the Trust: a joint Working Party was formed to review the matter. Separation was achieved at the end of 1999, when AGIP became a Company Limited by Guarantee and thus entered a new phase of its history as a fully independent legal entity.

The Waterhouse Report was published in Feb 2000, but those In High Places knew the contents by the end of 1999.

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Joshua’s CV: Biochemistry degree, 1962-66; then Musical composition degree, 1969-73. Then gap on CV until MA, 1989-91 and PhD, 1991-93, Dept of Psychology, University of Houston; 1992-93, Internship in Clinical Psychology, then 1993-94, Postdoc Research Fellow, Dept of Clin and Health Psychology, University of Florida. Then back to the University of Houston for the rest of his career…
Fairbridge Clinic is still in existence, it has a website…
Tommy Balogh’s second wife was Catherine Storr, Top Doc herself and the former wife of Top Doc Anthony Storr. Catherine Storr (born Catherine Cole, 21 July 1913- 8 January 2001) was psychiatrist and an English children’s writer, best known for a series of books about a wolf ineptly pursuing a young girl, beginning with Clever Polly and the Stupid Wolf. She also wrote under the name Helen Lourie.

 

Catherine was born in Kensington, one of three children of a barrister, Arthur Frederick Andrew Cole (1883–1968) and his wife, Margaret Henrietta, born Gaselee (1882–1971). She attended St Paul’s School, where she was taught music by Gustav Holst and became the school’s organist. She went on to study English literature at Newnham College, Cambridge. Catherine then studied medicine, qualifying in 1944. From 1950 to 1963 she worked as a Senior Medical Officer in the Department of Psychological Medicine at the Middlesex Hospital, which was run by Gwynne’s mates, as he lobotomised away up in north Wales. While Gwynne was busy, Catherine wrote children’s books as well as worked as a Top Doctor. Catherine also worked as an Editorial Assistant for Penguin Books, from 1966-early 1970s.

Catherine had met the psychiatrist and author Anthony Storr (1920–2001) during her training and married him in 1942. She had three daughters by this marriage, Sophia, Polly and Emma. They divorced in 1970 and she subsequently married the Tommy Belogh.

Richard Crossman made reference to Tommy’s wife in his ‘Diaries’; it was Penny to whom he referred. Penny, like Tommy, was party to Cabinet information and occasionally turned up for socials and meetings.

Catherine continued writing novels into her 80s. She died at her London flat in January, 2001, the month before Waterhouse published the massive cover-up.

Catherine wrote two series of the ATV series ‘Starting Out’ (1973 and 1976), made to be shown in schools. She had two brothers, one being Hugo Cole, the music critic of ‘The Guardian’.

Anthony Storr (18 May 1920-17 March 2001) was born in London and educated at Winchester College, Christ’s College Cambridge and Westminster Hospital. Leo Abse’s brother Wilfred trained at the Westminster, as did his other brother Dannie. Wilfred and Dannie facilitated the Westminster Paedophile Ring and Wilfred was a psychiatrist who spent his early career working in Wales as part of Gwynne and Dafydd’s wider network. See post ‘O Jones, O Jones’.

In 1974, Storr moved from private practice to a teaching appointment at the Warneford Hospital in Oxford, until his retirement in 1984. Previous posts including ‘Uncle Harry’s Friends… and ‘Vested Interests Or Common Pool?’ discussed the existence of an abuse ring in Oxford which was concealed by Oxford University, Oxford Social Services and Oxfordshire Health Authority, Dame Rosemary Rue reaching the highest echelons in medicine after she uncovered the ring. Crossman’s friend Dame Isabel Graham Bryce was the Chairman of the RHB who kept the lid on it all at the top before and during Crossman’s time.

Storr was, as one of his obituarists observed, “no stranger to suffering”. He married twice, to Catherine Cole and then writer Catherine Peters in 1970 after the first marriage ended in divorce.

‘The Guardian’ published Storr’s obituary in 2001, which was written by Anthony Stevens:

Anthony Storr, who has died of a heart attack aged 80, was Britain’s most literate psychiatrist. A prolific author, journalist and radio and television commentator, he was widely respected as a fount of wisdom and good sense in a profession not particularly noted for such qualities. Like other kind and compassionate men, he was no stranger to suffering at formative stages of his life.

Born in London, Storr was a solitary, friendless child, plagued by frequent illness, including severe asthma and septicaemia, from which he nearly died. He was the youngest of four children, separated by 10 years from his closest sibling. His father, Vernon Faithfull Storr, sub-dean of Westminster Abbey, was 51 when Anthony was born, and his mother, Katherine Cecilia Storr, was 44. They were first cousins, and their consanguinity probably accounted for his asthma, from which he, like two of his siblings, suffered for most of his life. He also seems to have inherited from his mother a tendency to occasional episodes of depression.

Growing up in the privileged seclusion of Dean’s Yard, Westminster, as virtually an only child, Storr was particularly affected by the trauma, shared by most boys of his class and time, of being sent away to a boarding prep school at the age of eight. There, and later at Winchester College, he was bitterly unhappy.

Having been deprived of a childhood peer group in which to learn the skills of comradeship, he was ill-prepared for the rigours of boarding-school life. Extremely slow to make friends, and showing little proficiency for games, he was bullied, and made only average academic progress. Though utterly miserable, it never occurred to him to complain to his parents, or attempt to run away, because boarding school was then a fact of life. But the sense of being a loner never left him, and was to affect the course of his career, as well as the content of his books.

What preserved his sanity and emotional equilibrium was a growing passion for music. From an early age, he attended performances in Westminster Abbey of such works as Bach’s St Matthew Passion, and was later allowed to sit in the organ loft, an enormous thrill.

At Winchester, he sang in the choir, played the viola in the orchestra and piano solos in concerts. He always maintained that he would much rather have been a professional musician than a psychiatrist or writer, had he been blessed with the necessary talent and training; he freely acknowledged that his friendship with artists of the calibre of Alfred Brendel, and the musicologist Hans Keller, meant far more than would have equivalent friendships with Freud, Jung or Adler.

Storr’s decision to become a psychiatrist was made soon after he went up to Christ’s College, Cambridge, in 1939. His moral tutor was CP Snow, who became a lifelong friend. “I owed him a tremendous debt,” Storr told me. “He was the first person who made me feel I might be any good at anything. I had disappointed my parents and teachers by not doing nearly as well as I should have. When I told Snow tentatively that I might go into psychiatry, he said, ‘I think you’d be very good at it.’ It was a ridiculous thing to decide one’s future on a chance comment like that. The crucial thing was that he liked me, and thought I could do it.”

After two years at Cambridge, Storr was given a wartime courtesy degree without taking a tripos, and continued his medical studies at Westminster hospital (1941-44), where he won prizes for medicine and surgery. He gained membership of the Royal College of Physicians in 1946.

His asthma precluded military service and, after a period as house physician at Runwell hospital, he went to the Maudsley hospital (1947-50), where he survived the ordeal of being Professor Aubrey Lewis’s first senior registrar on his newly-formed professorial unit. Lewis, an obsessional polymath highly critical of his staff, undermined the confidence of everyone who worked for him.

See previous posts for details of the insanity and brutality of Audrey Lewis and the frank abuse of patients by Lewis and his colleagues.

Storr stuck it for nearly two years, then asked to be moved, thus effectively ruining his prospects for advancement within the psychiatric establishment. “I owed Lewis one thing, at least,” admitted Storr. “Once you had suffered the experience of presenting a case at one of his Monday morning conferences, no other public appearance, whether on radio, TV or the lecture platform, could hold any terrors for you.”

He obtained the diploma of psychological medicine in 1951, and, developing an interest in analytical psychotherapy, went into analysis with Jung’s English friend and colleague, Dr EA Bennet. He later became a member of the (Jungian) Society for Analytical Psychology. He practised psychotherapy privately, and, from 1961, combined his practice with various hospital appointments as a consultant.

Storr’s reputation as a writer and broadcaster began with publication of his first book, The Integrity Of The Personality, in 1960. He was 40, and, up to that point, had not thought of himself as a writer. “I just felt the need to explain to myself what the hell I thought I was doing,” he said. “For me, that is the motive for writing anything. I get intrigued by a puzzle, and writing a book is the best way to solve it.”

During the next six years, 11 other books followed, of which the most notable were The Dynamics Of Creation (1972), Jung (1973), The Art Of Psychotherapy (1979), Solitude (1989), Freud (1989), his favourite, Music And The Mind (1993), and Feet Of Clay (1996).

Although he did a Jungian training, Storr declined to be labelled a Jungian, preferring to remain “an eclectic sceptic rather than a convert”. His books reflected this lack of dogmatism. His love of music and literature, together with his medical and psychiatric training, enabled him to bridge the “two cultures” defined by his friend, Snow.

Storr’s particular gift for rendering difficult concepts accessible, as well as his lucid, immensely readable style, made his books as appealing to lay people as to professionals, and his sales reflected this. All but two of his 12 titles have remained in print and, while sales were steady in the UK, they did particularly well in the United States, where Solitude sold 100,000 copies. The Essential Jung (1983) sold 50,000 worldwide, Freud sold 30,000 and Jung 75,000. The books were translated into 24 languages, including Korean and Malaysian, and Storr was especially charmed when Solitude was translated into Chinese for the republic of Inner Mongolia.

Perhaps as a result of his own unhappiness, isolation and depression, Storr’s work revealed an abiding concern for those trapped in suffering, whether as psychiatric patients, prisoners or victims of oppression and torture. He served as a member of the Parole Board (1976-77) and the Williams Committee on Obscenity and Film Censorship (1977-79), and his need to penetrate the mysteries of deviant or violent behaviour was apparent in his books on Sexual Deviation (1964), Human Aggression (1968) and Human Destructiveness (1972).

At the same time, his understanding of human psychopathology gave him a rich appreciation of the creative possibilities inherent in mental suffering, and the powerful potential for self-healing to be found in artistic and intellectual creativity. This made him impatient with the medical model for psychiatry and its obsession with its symptomatic classification. “I want to show,” he wrote, “that the dividing lines between sanity and mental illness have been drawn in the wrong place. The sane are madder than we think, the mad saner.”

In 1974, Storr gave up private practice in favour of a teaching appointment at the Warneford hospital, Oxford; a post he held until his retirement in 1984. He was very happy in Oxford, enjoying dining rights at Wadham College and becoming a fellow of Green College, where he built his library from scratch.

Dafydd’s mate the Bastard Of Newcastle-upon-Tyne Lord John Walton was Warden of Green College. Lord John Walton’s presence as Chairman of the GMC for years during the 1980s and 90s ensured that no complaints against Gwynne, Dafydd or Tony Francis were ever investigated, although there were many of them and very serious ones. See previous posts.

A number of honours were granted him in appreciation of his contribution to psychiatry and literature. He was elected emeritus fellow of Green College (1984), fellow of the Royal Society of Literature (1990), and honorary fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (1993). The generosity of spirit, so apparent in his writing, was no less evident in his personality, and was freely expressed in the warm support and encouragement he gave to younger psychiatrists, psychotherapists and writers, as well as to the patients who came to consult him from all walks of life…

The Torygraph, March 2001, also provided an obituary for Storr:

ANTHONY STORR, who has died aged 80, made his name as the author of popular and erudite books on psychiatry, and as a broadcaster who was able to tackle the difficult subject of mental illness with lucidity and compassion.

Storr’s subjects ranged from sexual deviation to human aggression and from the individual’s need for solitude to the impulses of creativity. In all his work he revealed a deep sympathy for those trapped in mental suffering; at the same time, he retained an abiding belief in the therapeutic value of artistic and intellectual endeavour.

Although he had been trained under the influence of Jung and was receptive to the theories of Freud, Storr assimilated their ideas without being slavish. He rejected the dogmatic excesses of his profession and was impatient with those who sought to compartmentalise mental illness. He was vehemently opposed to the use of compulsory treatment, once observing that “the sane are madder than we think. The mad saner”.

Like many who have pursued a career in psychiatry, Storr himself was no stranger to mental anguish. His compassion for others was born of his own unhappiness and loneliness as a child and informed by the recurrent bouts of depression that affected him throughout his life. Charles Anthony Storr was born on May 18 1920 and brought up in the shadow of Westminster Abbey where his father, Vernon, was subdean. The youngest of four children by 10 years, Anthony was a chronic asthmatic, frequently plagued by illness. He also inherited from both parents a tendency to depression.

Storr was desperately unhappy at boarding school, where he was sent at the age of eight. Shy, nervous and bad at games, he was bullied and found it difficult to make friends. But he discovered that he could “ingratiate” himself with other boys by listening to their problems, a strategy that allowed him to relate to his peers without exposing himself to ridicule or rejection.

He also found solace in music. At Winchester he sang in the choir, and played the viola and piano. At home, he would often take his gramophone at night to the organ loft of Westminster Abbey and luxuriate as the strains of Bach or Handel reverberated around the empty nave. Later in Music and the Mind (1992) he disputed the Freudian theory that the purpose of music was to sublimate the libido, preferring to see it as creating “order within the mind”.

From Winchester College Storr went up to read Medicine at Christ’s College, Cambridge, where the novelist and scientist C P Snow became his tutor and friend. Snow encouraged his interest in psychiatry and when Storr’s father died in 1940, leaving him with insufficient money to complete his degree, Snow persuaded the college to provide the necessary funds.

Exempted from military service because of his asthma, Storr continued his medical studies at the Westminster Hospital Medical School after leaving Cambridge in 1941, and then became a houseman at Runwell Mental Hospital. He worked subsequently at the Maudsley Hospital where he did postgraduate training in Jungian psychiatry, gaining a diploma in 1951. Soon afterwards he set up in private practice, combining this work with staff appointments at various London hospitals.

In 1960, Storr published an article in the ‘New Statesman’ entitled Torture Without Violence in which he exposed the wartime use of psychiatrists to interrogate and torture prisoners. The ensuing public outcry led to Storr’s being co-opted on to a Government committee charged with formulating rules to outlaw the psychological torture of prisoners.

At that time Storr had no intention of becoming a full time writer. His first book, The Integrity of the Personality (1960), was written not for publication but in order to clarify his own thoughts on the relationship between the psychotherapist and his patient. The book’s popular appeal encouraged him to continue writing and other works followed fast and furiously.

In Sexual Deviation (1964 – part of the Penguin Studies in Social Pathology) he suggested, controversially, that the suffering of children who had been sexually abused “is more the result of adult horror than of anything intrinsically dreadful in the sexual contact itself”.

In Human Aggression (1968), he observed that aggression is a normal aspect of the human psyche and that, rather than suppressing or denying our violent impulses, they should be usefully channelled into competitive sports or in scientific or artistic pursuits. He expanded this theme in Human Destructiveness (1972), a book conceived in horrified response to the newsreels of Belsen he had seen at the end of the Second World War.

Storr saw human creativity as the flip-side of man’s capacity for cruelty and violence, and in The Dynamics of Creation (1972) he argued that artistic creativity has a therapeutic value in helping the artist and his public to achieve a greater understanding of themselves.

In Churchill’s Black Dog and Other Phenomena of the Human Mind (1980) he explored the links between creative genius and mental illness, suggesting in the title essay that it was Sir Winston Churchill’s recurrent bouts of depression that enabled him to express his country’s suffering in wartime and discern gleams of hope in apparently hopeless situations.

Storr retired from his psychotherapy practice in 1974 to take up a teaching appointment at the Warnefield hospital in Oxford. During the late 1970s he served as a member of the Parole Board and on the Williams Committee on Obscenity and Film Censorship. He also became a frequent participant in radio and television discussion programmes and wrote and presented television documentaries for the BBC.

In Solitude: a Return to the Self (1988) he challenged the popular view that happiness lies in human relationships; solitude and reflection, he suggested, are just as vital prerequisites of human happiness, as well as being essential for personal development.

In his final book, Feet of Clay (1996) Storr argued that there are psychological similarities between “crazy” messiahs, such as Jim Jones, the cult leader who led 900 of his followers to mass suicide in Guyana in 1978 and “respectable” religious leaders, including Jesus Christ.

As a writer and broadcaster, Storr cut an authoritative, urbane, almost avuncular figure. Yet throughout his life he remained subject to attacks of depression and self-doubt which he described as a “lot of ups and downs but not enough ups”. Perhaps not surprisingly, psychiatry helped him to cope with his own problems and he remained convinced that his manic periods were a vital mainspring of his own creative energy.

Anthony Storr married first, in 1942, Catherine Cole (the children’s writer Catherine Storr) by whom he had three daughters. The marriage was dissolved and he married secondly, in 1970, the writer Catherine Peters.

Storr was honorary consultant psychiatrist for Oxford Health Authority…
It is a stereotype, but they really all were barking mad and very, very nasty. In the wake of public horror at the conduct of people like Aubrey Lewis and Dr Death’s old boss William Sargant, Anthony Storr’s generation learnt to use the touchy feely language of the emotions to excuse their own abuses and the serious criminality of themselves and their friends. We all watched Tony Francis do it for years. The Storrs and Francis’s weren’t as identifiably mad as Dafydd and Gwynne but the documents in my possession demonstrate that they were fully on board, every bit as dangerous but knew that prison sentences would cometh if a different sort of public image was not created. Their power did not lie in any expertise or successful convincing of senior politicians; they were deeply unpopular and every Minister of Health and PM has privately – and in Ken Clarke’s case publicly – denounced the BMA as absolute bastards who are impossible to deal with. But the BMA know about all that very serious crime that foolish politicians relied upon a corrupt medical profession to conceal.
 The original members of the Westminster Paedophile Ring are virtually all dead now, as are the generation of Top Docs and social workers who led us into an abyss. But Death Shall Have No Dominion because their former students and junior colleagues, children and grandchildren have now taken their place and will do anything rather than admit what went on.
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The are not going to go gentle into that good night, they will rage, rage, rage…
Extracts from a piece published in ‘The Times’ on March 9, 2010 reflecting on the development of public health as a specialism in medicine:
Read carefully, note how many of those who protected Dafydd and the gang are mentioned and how much scrapping over status and power took place.
Dr Wilfrid G Harding CBE, FRCP, formerly Medical Office of Health for the London Borough of Camden and President of the Faculty of Community Medicine…
The Creation of the Faculty of Public Health:
A personal reflection by Walter Holland
 Emeritus Professor of Public Health Medicine
 Member Provisional Council/Board,1971-1972
 Member of Faculty Board,1972-1975
 President Faculty 1989-1992
This is a personal account of my experiences and views. A far more
comprehensive document is available which has some details of the
minutes of meetings which took place. This was prepared by Prof Michael
Warren, who was the first Academic Registrar of the Faculty… The Ministry’s first Chief Medical Officer, Sir George Newman, reiterated the Second World War brought on many changes that had an effect on
population health such as improvements in nutrition. The introduction of the National Health Service in 1948 had a major impact on public health. The strength of the public health departments had been evident during the war when the personal authority of MOH’s [Medical Officers of Heath] proved essential to the organisation of the emergency services for civil defence. Services for mothers, babies and school children had been greatly improved and broadened through the activities of public health departments, though with some friction with the general practitioners and not much help from paediatric or obstetric Hospitals.
Foundation of the NHS
The speciality had expected the NHS would be introduced as part of local
government with an expected expansion of the service provided by local
authorities. They were gravely disappointed. Seeds of antagonism between
LA services and the voluntary hospitals had been present for some time, but
public health, not for the first or last time, did not grasp political reality. It
grossly underestimated the power of concentrated lobbying by the BMA, the
Royal Colleges and the voluntary hospitals….
In 1965 the Seebohm Committee…was set up to consider the organisation and responsibilities of the local authority personal social services. Social workers were also anxious to emerge as a separate professional group not under public health control. Prof Jerry Morris was a member of this Committee. When it reported, in 1968, it recommended the establishment of a unified social service department in each major local authority. This was welcomed by the social work profession, although not unexpectedly it was criticised by the MOHs on the grounds that it perpetuated the division between health and welfare services and residential care for the elderly, mentally ill and handicapped and lost another opportunity for integration…
Another group anxious for its independence from public health supremacy at this time was environmental health…was embodied in the National
Health Service reorganisation Act 1973.
Medical education
…the Todd Commission stimulated the change in the
organisation, accreditation, and education in public health. From the service side this was led by Dr Wilfrid Harding, who was MOH of the London Borough of Camden, and a very senior figure in the Society of Medical Officers of Health. He was also a personal friend of Lord Rosenheim, President of the Royal College of Physicians and Professor of Medicine at University College, London. Change was also facilitated by the proposed changes in the structure of the NHS, which envisaged public health becoming part of the NHS. The roles that community medicine would play in the NHS was outlined in the Hunter report… Academics were almost all members of the Multidisciplinary Society of Social Medicine. Many had considerable renown, both nationally and internationally, e.g. cancer of the lung (Hill and Doll), chronic respiratory disease (Reid), coronary heart disease (Morris) and tuberculosis (Alice Stewart). But relations between academe and service were minimal. My department at St Thomas’s Hospital Medical School was one of the few to have working relations with service departments (Kent County Council, London Borough of Harrow). A major concern in the creation of the Faculty by the members of the Society for Social Medicine was the place of non-medical members of the Society in the proposed Faculty. Prof McKeown, of Birmingham, was particularly concerned with this. Membership of the Faculty. Unfortunately, because it was considered essential that we should be closely affiliated to the RCP, and because the majority of those affected by the initial negotiations were medically qualified, we were unable to achieve equal status for the medical and non-medical individuals. The provisional committee was able to ensure that its first honorary fellow was Austin Bradford Hill, a medical statistician. Achieving equivalence for non-medical graduates has taken many years, in spite of support for this from many members, particularly the academics. This difference between non-academics’ and academics’ in
attitude was, unfortunately, common in many matters at the beginning of the Faculty. It has, gradually, disappeared. Another major issue at the beginning was the equivalence of membership of the RCP and of the proposed Faculty. Morris and Harding, encouraged by Rosenheim, expected that members of the Faculty would be able to progress to Fellowship of the College, in the same way as members of the College. One of the senior physicians at St Thomas’s Hospital was John Harman (father of Harriet). We used to meet at lunch at the time of the negotiations for the creation of the Faculty. He was also Senior Censor of the RCP [Royal College of Physicians]. One day, at lunch, we discussed the formation of the Faculty. He was in favour, but was concerned. He emphasised that the College President, Lord Rosenheim, was giving false encouragement to Morris and Harding. There was no chance that the Fellows of the College would approve equivalence. He felt that Comitia (the ruling body of the College) would reject such a proposal….
Tenure of the President
Another piece of advice from Harman was the tenure of the President. At that time (in the early 70s) PRCP’s could serve for many annual terms (Presidents of the RCP are elected annually). Harman pointed out that it was difficult to get rid of a President, if he was elected annually, and gave examples how, in their later years, PRCPs, with long tenure, had outlived their “sell by date”. ..
Nomination of first President
Another interesting issue in the formation of the Faculty, not recorded by
Warren, was the nomination of the first President. In discussions between
many of those involved in the creation of the Faculty it had been considered
that the first President should be a highly prestigious figure, with an
international reputation. Richard Doll was considered an ideal candidate…
At the last meeting of the Provisional Board, before the
inaugural meeting in March 1972, Harding, the Chairman of the Provisional
Board, before the coffee break, announced that he had received a letter from
Doll withdrawing his candidature because of his workload as the new Regius
Professor of Medicine at Oxford University. This was received with great
consternation. Harding stated that we would discuss this after the coffee
break as we had very little time to make other arrangements.
Part 2 Faculty
Several of us (I believe it was George Forwell, Tom Anderson, Archie
Cochrane, Mike Heasman, Ron Lowe and Walter Holland) were extremely
concerned by this turn of events. We thought that as this matter had been
sprung on us at the last possible minute it was likely that the meeting would
propose Harding as its nominee, as he had done so much to promote the
creation of the Faculty and it would be difficult to oppose this nomination. We were very uncomfortable with this. Harding was not popular with academics or the Society for Social Medicine. The five of us discussed the situation for about one minute (as far as I can recollect) and turned to Archie Cochrane and unanimously urged him to agree that we should, immediately after the coffee break, and before Harding as Chairman could start a discussion, put forward Archie Cochrane’s name as the Provisional Board’s nominee for first President. Archie did require persuasion, but agreed that we could do this. Harding was surprised, but it was accepted by the meeting and Harding became our second President.
Membership of the Faculty
Since the Faculty was to be responsible for the professional standards of its
members it obviously had to set an appropriate examination. It was rapidly
agreed that the Faculty would follow in the footsteps of its parent Colleges
and would not accept exemption from this examination because candidates
had relevant academic qualifications such as MD or Ph.D. Initially, for a period of 2 years, registered medical practitioners practising in the UK and fulfilling the following conditions would be eligible for consideration by the Provisional Council of the Faculty for immediate election to membership without examination:
(1) Appropriate higher postgraduate qualification
(2) Five years’ experience in community medicine
(3) Promotion above the basic grade in the relevant field of community
medicine
Page 8
At the inauguration in March 1972 900 members were elected, of whom 144
were elected as Fellows.
Clinical Responsibilities
In admitting aspirants to the Faculty under the “grandfather” clause two
groups posed problems. It was agreed that that the Faculty should be
concerned with population medicine rather than individual medicine. Part of the concerns were historical – as described many of the first MOHs had been, and were, general practitioners. It was, at the beginning, important that the Faculty should not be in competition with the RCGP, thus general practitioners with an interest in public health were not considered eligible. Clinical and Child Health Medical Officers posed particular problems. There were many exhaustive discussions about individual applicants from this group of practitioners. The question was always the balance between individual medical practice and population responsibility. There was little generation of goodwill between the proposed Faculty and this group.
Allied to this question was whether some academics with the label of Clinical Epidemiology, who often did have responsibility for individual patients, were eligible. Arguments were not as heated as with the Clinical Medical Officer
group. There was little argument of their contribution to Epidemiology rather
than patient care.
Occupational Medicine
It has often been asked why individuals from Occupational Medicine were not
included in the Faculty. Many on the Provisional Board wished them to be
included. Several very senior occupational physicians such as Prof Richard
Schilling, of the LSHTM, Dr PAB Raffle (CMO of London Transport), Dr D
Slattery (CMO of Rolls-Royce) and Prof C McDonald of the LSHTM were in
favour of this, but the great majority of those in occupational medicine
considered themselves to be clinicians rather than population doctors.
They were mostly general practitioners or hospital physicians with part-time responsibilities in occupational medicine. They wanted closer relations to the RCP rather than to one of its Faculties. Thus the Faculty of Occupational Medicine (FOM) was founded. We agreed to support this and established links between the Faculties for mutual endeavours.
Conclusion
Looking back on the foundation of the Faculty it is important to be aware that Public Health, after its 19th century achievements, has always had difficulties in establishing its role and esteem. The dramatic advances in treatment first of infective conditions and later of chronic conditions such as coronary heart disease have always, in the public mind, overshadowed the far more effective public health measures such as vaccination ,or the identification of the hazards of smoking and its prevention, lack of exercise and diet in the control of disease. It is unfortunate that we have never been able to make our subject more “sexy”. But, in addition, we have, as a group, always been concerned with inequalities and alleviation of poverty, which has diminished our appeal to many politicians and powerful financial, commercial and industrial interests.
THEY DID IT FOR THE POOR!

 

Here’s another one of the Camden crowd who ran the Westminster Paedophile Ring For The Poor:

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Camden New Journal – OBITUARY
Published: 6 March 2008
Patrick De Mare
Patrick De Mare

Doctor healed soldiers’ mental scars

PATRICK De Mare, who has died aged 92, was a psychotherapist whose work helped promote the use of group analysis. It was to become a key tool in his chosen field.
Dr De Mare was born in London in 1916. He wanted to be a doctor, and, after leaving St George’s Hospital medical school in 1941, was signed up in the Royal Army Medical Corps.
It was an interesting time to work as a psychiatrist: the First World War had seen ground-breaking work in diagnosing and treating trauma, and with battle casualties arriving home, Dr De Mare had plenty of patients to look after and study.
He served at Northfield Hospital in Birmingham with a group of colleagues who would all make their names in the field of psychoanalysis and psychotherapy after the war.
Northfield became the centre of a series of experiments led by eminent physicians Dr Sigmund Foulkes and Dr Wilfred Bion, which studied how to deal with trauma caused by war.
Dr De Mare was inspired by the experiments and was appointed consultant psychotherapist at St George’s Hospital.
In 1960, Wilfred Foulkes and Dr De Mare set up a private clinic, the Group-Analytic Practice. From this work sprung the Group Analytic Society and then, in 1971, the Institute of Group Analysis. He had moved from Fitzrovia to Redington Road, Hampstead, in the 1960s and away from his work he became known for his love of good food, music and hosting parties.
Dr De Mare was an accomplished accordion, banjo and ukelele player. He would play his accordion at bars and cafés in Hampstead. He also had a love of opera, and would play music at his practice in Baker Street.
Before he died, colleagues were collating his papers to publish in a collection, which will now be done posthumously.
He is survived by his wife Turid, two daughters, six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

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Bertie, Prince of Wales:

Would Uncle Harry’s nephew be good enough to return my documents please?

 

Vested Interests Or Common Pool?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Professor Harry Keen from Diabetes UK, based in Camden Town

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The False Decretals

Parliament and the Taxpayer (Classic Reprint)

Vested Interests Or Common Pool?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rhett Butler

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

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

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

Dr Dafydd Alun Jones

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

The family migrated to Australia in 1966!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Butlers had three sons:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

and Labour frontbencher Tom Clarke,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Gareth joined the BBC in 1987

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

ChildLine was established in 1986.

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

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

‘We Didn’t Know.’

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Professor Hugh Bentall

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Because it’s a secret.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

And probably of to whom to toady.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rather than just a hopeless teacher.

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Or perhaps because they were not that earth-shattering.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

Bertrand Russell

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

and by Barbara Castle as Chair in 1975.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A Bottom Up Man:

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A few thoughts:

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

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

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

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

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

Gordon Brown official.jpg

 

Eric Hobsbawm
Hobsbawm in 2011

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sir Ken Calman welcomes you! Anyone for Alex Salmond?

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

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

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

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

It wouldn’t have done her image much good.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Then how did it happen?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

So what went wrong?

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

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

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

With the emphasis on champagne.

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

Compare and Contrast:

Kay, Who Helped The Poor and Lived Like Them:

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An Empowered Service User:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

Helena Kennedy, Baroness Kennedy of The Shaws

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

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

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

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

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

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

Produced By: Ron Bloomfield

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

It’s the Manchester contingent again.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Indeed, Oxford went from this:

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

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

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

Dr Dafydd Alun Jones

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lilibet: patients who complained of being sexually assaulted were lobotomised. Children were gang-raped and forced to have sex with animals while they were filmed. Witnesses were murdered. Your honorary personal physician was mates with the people who were doing it. As was Geoffrey Chamberlain, who was also a pal of Sir George Pinker, another Top Doc to the Royals. When Chamberlain worked in Washington in the mid-1960s, he illegally aborted late gestation foetuses, conducted live experiments on them and then killed them. See post ‘Now Then…’

I’ll wait for a comment from you on my blog Lilibet. My friend was murdered because I discussed that vile old Gwynne with her. Never mind making mealy-mouthed statements that can be interpreted as support for Europe, you need to fucking well abdicate and forget about any member of your dysfunctional family taking over from you. Backstairs Billy and his penchant for young boys is nothing compared to this.

The gang-rapes and murders were recorded by the security services. They were never made public because the trail lead to the Royal Family. The sex offences and murders continued.

 

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On July 18 1968 Richard Crossman noted that Labour had held on in the Caerphilly by-election but with a hugely reduced majority. He discussed the matter with Emrys Jones. John Emrys Jones was the Secretary and organiser of the Labour Party in Wales. The Dictionary of Welsh Biography tells us that:

He was born on 12 March 1914, the son of William and Elizabeth Susan Jones. They lived at 5 Harris Terrace, Penrhiwceiber in the Cynon Valley. He was educated at a secondary school at Mountain Ash, but left school at fourteen years of age. He worked as a shop assistant, 1928—29, a railwayman, 1929—33, for the Rootes motor factory, 1933—36, and as a railwayman again, 1936—49. He joined the National Union of Railwaymen aged sixteen, arranged his first political meeting when he was 17 and three years later had been elected chairman of the Aberdare branch of the NUR.
The NUR was a powerful union in parts of south Wales and the backing of the NUR could take one a long way if one was not in an area where the NUM dominated. See previous posts.
Like so many of his generation, he studied quietly at home and contributed regularly to the NUR Magazine. He began to organise political meetings at the age of eighteen and he was particularly moved by the sight of miners in the dole queue in the Cynon Valley in the 1930s; this was to become a major influence on his thinking and political outlook. In 1942 he left his post at Aberaman station to move to Cardiff where he held a number of positions under the NUR and was elected a member of Cardiff City Council – the youngest member of the council at the time.
There have been problems with endemic corruption in Cardiff City Council in its various incarnations stretching back to the middle years of the 20th century at least. Some Cardiff City Councillors eg. Lord Jack Brooks (see previous posts) became incredibly powerful and the city was run as a fiefdom. Allegations of Masonic corruption were a running theme and George Thomas’s name cropped up in many rotten deals between business and the local authority.

Emrys Jones was the first full-time, salaried regional organiser for the Labour Party in the south-west, 1949-60, the West Midlands, 1960-65, and for the Labour Party Wales from 1965 until his retirement in 1979. He was a regular at the ‘Welsh night’ at the Labour Party annual conferences and built up a close relationship with Jim Griffiths MP who was to become the first Secretary of State for Wales in 1964. During these years he was also secretary of the South Wales region of the Labour Party.

Emrys Jones was busy in the Labour Party in Wales while Dafydd and the gang expanded their empire and literally ran north Wales and while George Thomas and others molested away unhampered. Previous posts have discussed how the Welsh Office was rotten from its establishment, Jim Griffiths being the safe pair of hands whom could be relied upon to get it off to a thoroughly corrupt start. See eg. post ‘The Cradle Of Filth’.

He built skilfully on the efforts of the regional secretaries who had preceded him, notably Cliff Prothero. Emrys Jones was a notably dedicated and skilful organiser who made a major contribution to help the Labour Party to repel the challenge of nationalism in the valleys of south Wales, notably at the by-elections at Rhondda West (1967), Caerphilly (1968) and Merthyr Tydfil (1972).

Those presenting that ‘challenge’ included people such as Ioan Bowen Rees and Dafydd Wigley, who colluded with and concealed the criminality of Dafydd’s gang and who knew that the gang was supplying kids to Westminster figures, including George Thomas…

There were also severe internal difficulties within the local Labour Parties in Merthyr Tydfil and Pembrokeshire. He set up a series of working groups to examine pressing issues and to re-define and formulate new policies. He also took steps to ensure that the new position of research assistant was established at Transport House in Cardiff so that the party in Wales would not have to rely entirely on its London headquarters. He also helped to formulate his party’s policies on devolution and the Welsh language.

Devolution and the Welsh language were enormously divisive issues in the Labour Party in Wales. George Thomas and others were opposed to devolution and hostile to the Welsh language, whereas people Like Lord Cledwyn were desperate for a Welsh Parliament and were first language Welsh speakers. See previous posts. The Windbag was one of those who opposed devolution and was unsympathetic to Welsh, which is why so many people in Gwynedd loathed the Windbag. The irony is that Lord Cledwyn was a big wig who was a personal friend of Lady Windbag’s mum and dad and was the man who attached a jet engine to the Windbag’s early years in politics. So naturally when Lord Cledwyn was thrown overboard in 1979 after all those years as the Labour MP for Anglesey (see previous posts), loyally colluding with Dafydd’s criminality, the Windbag didn’t give a bugger.

He saw the case for a measure of devolution as part of the reform of local government and advocated an all-Wales tier of government controlled by about forty nominated bodies. This model, he argued, could be a precedent for Scotland and the historical provinces of England. Indeed in 1974 he was sent to Scotland by Labour Party leaders to outline the thrust of the devolution policies which were being developed in Wales. Jones was conspicuously even-handed in the struggle within the Labour Party in Wales between the pro—-and the anti-devolutionists. In his heart of hearts, he cherished a hope that Wales would eventually benefit immensely from a democratically elected assembly sitting at Cardiff.

Wales eventually got one of those. I was daft enough to vote for it as well because I was sick of Wales being shafted by Westminster. I didn’t realise that the Welsh Assembly would just be seen as an employment opportunity for Dafydd’s mates. As far as I can see, the only three people in the Welsh Assembly who have conducted themselves properly with regard to admitting that there are major problems in the NHS in north Wales are Darren Millar, Mark Isherwood and Dafydd El. Two Tories and a peer. What has Uncle Harry’s nephew got to say about that?

From the early 1970s he was a warm supporter of the need to set up a Welsh language television channel, and he established a group to explore how this could best be achieved.

This was only achieved by a delegation of ‘three wise men’ paying a visit to Willie Whitelaw and telling him that they wanted S4C and that Thatch had better give it to them or else. The three wise men were Gwilym Williams (the Bishop of Bangor and Archbishop of Wales), Alwyn Roberts of UCNW and another paedophiles’ friend. The bargaining tool was Dafydd and the gang, including Sir Peter Morrison. See post ‘A Bit More Paleontology’.

He also pressed for the award of adequate compensation to the disabled quarrymen of north Wales who had suffered from disease caused by rock-dust and their dependants,

Politicians who doubled up as paedophiles’ friends made much of their support for those quarrymen. Look at the detail: every deal thrashed out for the quarrymen was woefully inadequate and somehow did not result in adequate compensation being paid, it was always ‘for the future’. Most of them died until in the early 1990s Dafydd Wigley began to Fight For the Quarrymen. Wigley received much good PR but the quarrymen still didn’t get the dosh. I had a bird’s eye view of it all because I used to live in Rachub near Bethesda, a village full of retired quarrymen, many of whom were badly clobbered by silicosis. Not only did the quarrymen have to live with that, but all the elderly in the area had to endure the corruption and shite ‘services’ provided by Gwynedd County Council, the Chief Exec of which was Ioan Bowen Rees, who was far too busy facilitating the paedophile gang within his Dept of Social Services to provide ‘services’ for anyone, even dying quarrymen. Ioan Bowen Rees was a member of Plaid, had stood for election to the Commons in Merthy Tydfil back in the 1970s and was an adviser to a local MP, one Dafydd Wigley. See eg. post ‘I Know Nuzzing’.

and for the aberrations which remained following the passage of the Leasehold Reform Act of 1967.

In the general election of July 1945 Jones had served as the political agent for George Thomas and had helped to ensure that the party made seven gains in that watershed general election.

That explains EVERYTHING. When Emrys Evans got a mention in Crossman’s ‘Diaries’, George Thomas was Secretary of State for Wales.

He also served as the chairman of the Cardiff North Divisional Labour Party. His hobbies were reading and writing. He married in 1935 Stella, the daughter of T. Davies, a newsagent at Cardiff Road, Aberaman, Aberdare, and they had one daughter Maureen. The family lived at 4 Glancynon Terrace, Aberaman from 1936 until 1942. During his period of service to the Labour Party in Wales, he lived at Caerphilly, and on his retirement moved to Hanham in Bristol, an area which he knew very well since he had served there for the Labour Party in the 1950s.

Bristol… the city where the Top Docs included Dr D.G.E. Wood’s father and his mates. Wood was mates with Tony Francis -as well as Dafydd – and Tony Francis and the Windbag knew each other from their days as students in Cardiff.

On his retirement in 1979 he was awarded a CBE.

The year that Mary Wynch was unlawfully arrested and imprisoned by Dafydd. There was also that little local difficulty with Jeremy Thorpe being up at the Old Bailey. The Jeremy of the Lib Lab pact, the Jeremy who was friends with the descendants of David Lloyd-George, who’s family still retained enormous influence in north Wales and knew many of the local lawyers, members of the judiciary and politicians. Including Sir Ronnie Waterhouse, who’s dad had been a leading Welsh Liberal who had personally known Lloyd George.

He was succeeded by Hubert Morgan as organiser to Labour Party Wales. He died on 24 December 1991 at his home in Bristol.

Emrys Jones possessed a calm personality and he was not given to displays of great emotion. He was unfailingly supportive and sincere, with a deep sense of commitment. He was also very self-effacing, sometimes to the point of diffidence.

When I first knew Tony Francis he told me that I was so self-effacing that he was finding me very difficult to cope with. That was his final conclusion in the spring of 1985. Until I requested copies of my medical records, told him that I would not be withdrawing my complaint against Gwynne the lobotomist and also challenged Francis on a whopper of a lie that he had told me. Within the course of 24 hours I was no longer so self-effacing that I was impossible, I was a dangerous, aggressive Patient who presented a considerable threat to him and all other Top Docs, so much so that no complaints of mine should be responded to and that the police should be called to arrest me if I arrived on NHS premises again. Not that I knew that Francis had written all this down and sent it to other senior figures in the NHS, as well as in the BMA and the MDU. From that day on I was a ‘dangerous personality disordered patient who needed a place in a secure unit’. My how things had changed from 24 hours previously when I was a self-effacing graduate with a place on a medicine degree myself… At Cardiff unfortunately, which I now know is why WW III was declared…

It frightened them nearly as much as me registering for a PhD at Bangor University many years later. ‘Don’t listen to her anyone, she’s mad!’

He presided calmly and effectively over meetings, helping to ensure that his party always took the right decision. Unlike Cliff Prothero, he was no natural power-broker. Thus his immense contribution to perpetuating the dominance of the Labour Party in Wales was not always appreciated. But in 1979 he left the Labour Party in Wales in a relatively healthy state to face the challenge of the future.

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It is unfortunate that (unlike Cliff Prothero) Emrys Jones never wrote a volume of reminiscences which would have been an important source for the historian of the Labour movement in twentieth-century Wales.

He didn’t dare.

This tribute to Emrys was written by ‘Dr John Graham Jones, Aberystwyth’.

The lucky winner of the Caerphilly by-election being discussed by Emrys and Crossman was Fred Evans. Alfred Thomas “Fred” Evans (24 February 1914 – 13 April 1987) was MP for Caerphilly, 1968-79, after which he retired. In the year of Mary Wynch, Jeremy and Norman etc.

Evans was born into a miner’s family in 1914. He was educated at primary and grammar schools at Bargoed and went on to study at what became Cardiff University. He married Mary Katharine O’Marah in 1939 and they had a son and two daughters.

Evans was Head of the English Dept at Bargoed Grammar School (1937-1949), Headmaster of Bedlinog Secondary School (1949-1966) and Headmaster of Lewis Grammar School in Pengam (1966-1968).

Teaching, like preaching, was treated with a great deal of respect in Wales when Evans was a teacher. George Thomas was both a teacher and a preacher, so he was a real vote-puller. Thomas was also involved in the NUT and knew many other teachers, some of whom did know that he was abusing kids. George Thomas taught Dafydd’s pal Dr Dannie Abse, who as an adult joined his brothers Leo and Wilfred in facilitating the Westminster Paedophile Ring. Dannie’s autobiography supplies a detailed account of his schooling in south Wales and there were teachers who very obviously were doing things that they should not have been doing, although that phenomenon was certainly not confined to Wales. Previous posts have mentioned a number of people who went to Lewis School in Pengam who later became public figures and colluded with Dafydd et al. As did many politicians who had previously been teachers, some of whom were NUT reps eg. Lord Barry Jones. See previous posts.

Evans was agent to Ness Edwards, a Labour Party big wig from a previous era who served as the MP for Caerphilly. Ness Edwards’s daughter Lin Golding was the Labour MP for Newcastle-under-Lyme, 1986-2001. She was married to John Golding preceded her as the MP. John and Lin Golding concealed organised abuse in Staffordshire, the extent of which when it became public in the late 1980s in the form of the Pindown Scandal, was concealed by Barbara Kahan, who co-chaired the subsequent Inquiry. See previous posts. Evans served as a Councillor on Gelligaer Urban District Council, 1948-1951. Evans died in 1987 aged 73.

Evans was succeeded as the Labour MP for Caerphilly by Ednyfed Hudson Davies, a Balliol graduate who was a media friendly politician and rather flash with friends who were theatricals and celebs. Davies had been the MP for Conway, 1966-70. I have blogged about Ednyfed previously and discussed how he was one of Dafydd’s umbrellas. I’ve been wondering for ages why he defected to Caerphilly, because there is a fairly big divide between north and south Wales and a very tight nepotistic south Wales Labour mafia. It’s obvious to me now that I know that Evans was a close pal of George Thomas AND ‘retired’ in 1979. Paedophiles In Distress, Paedophiles In Distress, a Safe Pair Of Hands is needed in Caerphilly. Particularly a flash git who’s mates with the stars and a source of good PR.

The long-standing tradition of swingers and their friends representing Caerphilly was continued after Ednyfed, with Ron ‘I was looking for badgers’ Davies’s election in 1983. See previous posts…

On July 24 1968, Richard Crossman noted in his diary that he held a meeting of the Supplementary Benefits Commission. Attending were the Deputy Chair of the SBC, Richard Titmuss; Kay Carmichael, ‘the wife of Neil Carmichael’; and Professor David Marsh ‘with a professional welfare officer and a professional from Prison Aid’. So David Marsh turned up to the Houseparty with someone who will have known Lord Longford in tow. Lord Longford’s decades of prison visiting enabled him to discover exactly who the witnesses to serious crime were and who they could name; his public image as a naive old nutter who was duped by murdering psychopaths was a most useful smokescreen. Longford personally met numerous witnesses to the Westminster Paedophile Ring and the associated gangs. He knew about Dafydd et al, what was happening in north Wales and he knew about Jimmy Savile. Longford and his extended family, including Harriet Harman, concealed everything. See post ‘Comedies of Menace’.

Neil Carmichael was of course Kay Carmichael’s first husband, who colluded with the Westminster Paedophile Ring, before she moved onto her second husband, David Donnison, who also colluded with the Westminster Paedophile Ring in his radical Bottom Up way. Neil Carmichael died in July 2001.

Neil George Carmichael, Baron Carmichael of Kelvingrove (10 October 1921 – 19 July 2001), was the Labour MP for a Glasgow constituency, 1962-83. Carmichael was the son of James Carmichael MP and the grandson of George Carmichael, a founder member of the ILP. Dafydd’s mate Professor Jerry Morris was also descended from original ILP members… See post ‘Houseparty’.

Neil Carmichael was educated at Eastbank Academy in Shettleston and the Royal College of Science and Technology, Glasgow. In WW II, he was a conscientious objector. Carmichael was an engineer and a Councillor on Glasgow Town Council.

Carmichael served in Harold Wilson’s Gov’ts. In 1980 Carmichael introduced a private member’s bill to make seat belts compulsory, but it was “talked out” during the report stage. Readers of my vintage will remember that, as the Awkward Squad contingent among the Great British Public rebelled against the notion of compulsory wearing of seat belts – the Motorcycle Action Group held a similarly high spirited campaign against compulsory crash helmets, the hero of the movement being an old bloke called Fred Hill who was jailed numerous times for refusing to wear his helmet (or ‘lid’ in bikers’ parlance) – Jimmy Savile was wheeled out to patronise us all. One of Savile’s TV shows was called ‘Clunk Click’ after the slogan for idiots that was spouted in Savile’s ‘public education’ campaign. In 2016 ‘The Guardian’ reported that the “clunk click for every trip” public information films presented by Jimmy Savile during the 1970s had been removed from the National Archives ‘as official bodies seek to erase from history records of Britain’s most notorious child abuser’. The Lord Law-Haw bit didn’t make Savile’s crimes retrospectively not happen.

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In 1983, Carmichael’s constituency was abolished and merged with Glasgow Hillhead, which had been won in a by-election by Woy Jenkins for the SDP. The two incumbent MPs fought each other, with Woy winning. My post ‘We’ve Been Expecting You…’ discusses how the Gang of Four targeted seats that were particularly sensitive with regard to matters involving the Westminster Paedophile Ring when they stood for election in their new SDP colours after leaving the Labour Party. Woy targeted Hillhead, which had previously hosted Sir Thomas Galbraith, 1948-82, who had been involved in the gay spies in the Admiralty scandal as a young man and also had the dirt on the shenanigans in High Places re Lord Mountbatten swinging in the Navy when he was First Sea Lord. See post ‘The Defence Of The Realm’. Sir Thomas was known as Tam.

Another Tam was Tam Dalyell, the eccentric Labour MP who wrote numerous obituaries of his Parliamentary colleagues and who became well-known in his later career for spending years trying to nail Thatch over the sinking of the Belgrano. He could have nailed her over Sir Peter Morrison and Jimmy Savile far more easily, but Tam didn’t dare because he was a big mate of Richard Crossman – as is clear from Crossman’s ‘Diaries’, which detail many of the dirty tricks that Tam was employing to conceal crap, smear his opponents etc – and Tam knew all about the Westminster Swingers In The DHSS and Crossman’s Houseparties. See previous posts for further details on Dalyell.

Tam Dalyell’s official name was Sir Thomas Dalyell of The Binns, 11th Baronet.

As for Woy, he receives plenty of mentions in Crossman’s ‘Diaries’. When Crossman was running the DHSS, Woy was Chancellor of the Exchequer and quibbled about the loose change being allocated to the Scroungers via the Supplementary Benefit system but cheerfully OK’d huge sums of money to commission the many mates of Abel-Smith and Titmuss ,who were not of course armchair socialists, to conduct research and publish material that resulted in them bagging cushy numbers at the LSE and other universities but did nothing to improve the lot of The Poor. Woy was also always happy to foot the bill for Harold and Woy’s pet projects.

Woy of course grew up in south Wales, the indulged son of two parents who were a cut above their neighbours and he was directly involved in concealing the criminality of Dafydd et al when Woy served as Home Secretary, 1965-67 and 1974-76. Woy was a Westminster Swinger himself. He admitted to swinging with adults and took the view that this wasn’t anything to do with anyone else; the problem wasn’t that, it was what Woy knew was happening to children and adults at the hands of the criminal gangs… Woy spent years in the Lords with dining facilities, he also dropped in at the European Commission as President, 1977-81 and served as Chancellor of Oxford University, 1987-2003, while that institution gave Chairs to the likes of Tom Burns and Mark Williams who had colluded with Dafydd et al. Woy doubled up as Miranda’s mentor. Throughout it all, Woy worked hard to make damn sure that the truth about the Westminster Paedophile Ring never emerged. See previous posts…

 

Neil Carmichael was awarded a life peerage in 1983, just as Mary Wynch made her way to the Master of the Rolls and Nice Young Doctors arrived in Gwynedd to reassure everyone that Things Had Changed. Two of the Nice Young Doctors were Tony and Sadie Francis and a third was Dr Lyndon Miles who joined Gwynne and D.G.E. Wood, the people traffickers, in the Student Health Centre at UCNW. During Carmichael’s time in the Lords he became Labour’s spokesman on transport and Scotland. Carmichael’s Ministerial positions in the Commons were:

  • Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Transport (1967–1969)
  • Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Technology (1969–1970)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department of Environment (1974–1975)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department of Industry (1975–1976)

Carmichael died in July 2001, the year following the publication of the Waterhouse Report and his Torygraph obituary read thus:

Carmichael and his local party were flabbergasted by the result. Boundary changes had merged Carmichael’s Kelvingrove constituency with more middle-class Hillhead, but it still seemed inconceivable to the Labour faithful that so conspicuous a southerner as Jenkins could retain the Clydeside seat he had narrowly won at a by-election the year before.

No wonder Carmichael was given a peerage to shut him up after that… I wonder why those boundary changes had taken place, who decided that would be a good idea and when?

But the Alliance fought a brilliant campaign, increasing their national share of the vote to 25 per cent – two points behind Labour – although that gave them just six MPs, including Jenkins. His majority was reduced from 2,038 to 1,164, but he had seen off Carmichael’s challenge. His victory tasted all the sweeter for having been achieved at the expense of a man with his roots deep in the kind of far-Left socialism that the SDP was bent on destroying.

Neil George Carmichael was born in Glasgow on October 10 1921. His grandfather was a founder of the old Independent Labour Party (ILP), while his father, James, was right-hand man to the Glasgow Bridgeton MP Jimmy Maxton; he inherited Maxton’s seat in 1946 and soon afterwards left the ILP for the Labour Party. Neil’s sister was also steeped in politics, being married to the Provan MP Hugh Brown.

Two more potential guests for the Houseparties.

Neil was educated at Eastbank Academy and then at the Royal College of Science and Technology, Glasgow. His first job was with a building contractor which specialised in road construction, and later he worked as an engineer for the planning department of the Scottish Gas Board. He established himself as a formidable trade unionist and became a Glasgow City councillor before winning Woodside at a by-election in 1962.

The vacancy had been caused by the promotion of the sitting MP, the Conservative William Grant, from Solicitor-General for Scotland to Lord Justice Clerk. His majority of 2,084 was overturned by Carmichael by a thousand votes as the electorate registered a protest against rising unemployment. On the day of the contest, which was held in a pea-soup fog that kept the poll down to 55 per cent, it was announced that the number out of work in Scotland had passed 100,000.

At Westminster, Carmichael made a reputation as a moderate Left-winger, but at heart he was still in the radical ILP tradition – a pacifist and believer in nuclear disarmament with a distinct touch of republicanism. Carmichael once advocated turning most of the royal palaces into hospitals or schools, although he had little time for the unrestrained excesses of the far Left.

Carmichael’s appearance and voice gave a misleading impression of aggression. His broken nose made him look like a retired prizefighter, while his broad Glaswegian accent could have come from the city’s back streets. This, combined with an inarticulateness surprising in one from a family of public speakers, often made it hard for his fellow MPs to understand what he was saying. Even Scottish journalists in the press gallery sometimes had difficulty in deciphering his words.

In reality, Carmichael was a genial and modest man, and a dedicated constituency MP. From 1967 until 1970, he also served as a junior minister in Harold Wilson’s government, working with Frank Cousins and then Tony Benn at Technology, and at Transport – a particular interest of his – with Barbara Castle. When Labour was re-elected in 1974, he became Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at Environment before moving to the Department of Industry the next year.

On the back benches he was always ready for committee work and made a point of sponsoring Private Members Bills on matters that caught his interest.

One notable achievement was to win a majority for making the wearing of car seat belts compulsory. He faced bitter opposition, particularly from Right-wing Conservatives who condemned it as a totalitarian interference with the citizen’s freedom.

All anyone needed to have done was spill the beans on Savile and it would all have imploded…

In 1977, he secured an important reform of Scottish law with the Presumption of Death Bill, which enabled the courts to assume the death of a person not known to have been alive for the previous seven years.

During the 1970s and 80s, numerous ‘runaways’ from children’s homes disappeared into that category. They had been forced into prostitution and some of them had undoubtedly been murdered. These were kids of 14 and 15; the Social Services Depts would make one cursory report to the police regarding their ‘absconding’ and no-one even bothered to look for them. Empowered Service Users were also allowed to die very publicly in full public view without anyone lifting a finger. I know some of those who did.

Carmichael also campaigned against the use of the tawse (or strap) in Scottish state schools. He claimed that some Glasgow schools were using it 20 times a day “in an attempt to belt knowledge into the less able child”.

That was true, but the elephant in the room was that many of the same kids were being exploited and abused in another way that Carmichael never mentioned…

He was created a life peer, as Baron Carmichael of Kelvingrove, in 1983, when he left the Commons after losing his seat. From 1987 until 1997 he was a front bench spokesman in the Lords on Transport and Scottish affairs. Away from politics, he enjoyed the theatre and supporting Celtic football club.

He married, in 1948, Kay Rankin, later a prominent social worker. The marriage was dissolved and he is survived by a daughter.

Andrew Roth wrote Carmichael’s obituary for ‘The Guardian’:

A month later, Carmichael duly won the seat by 1,368 votes. His maiden speech created a sensation in the Commons press gallery because most of us had to ask Scottish colleagues for a translation of his dialect. His credentials for being in the house were impeccable. His grandfather had been a founder-member of the Independent Labour Party (ILP), while his father, James Carmichael, was a Red Clydesider, representing Glasgow-Bridgeton, first for the ILP, then for Labour. But having an MP for a father did not fix Neil’s future.

Neil simply maxed out on it when he decided to follow in his dad’s footsteps.

…he studied civil engineering at the city’s Royal College of Science and Technology. He worked, first, for various road-building contractors, then for the engineering department of the Scottish Gas Board. In 1948, he married Kay Rankin, a bright and lovely Glasgow University graduate, who became a social worker, lecturer and deputy chairman of the Supplementary Benefits Commission.

And a female accessory to the Westminster Paedophile Ring.

His own political life began in the ILP but, in 1947 – with many other ILPers, including Fenner Brockway – he switched to Labour. Months before becoming an MP, he won a seat on Glasgow city council.

His main priority was how to improve life for his local slum-dwellers.

He didn’t and neither did his wife or her friends and colleagues.

In Woodside, reported the Observer’s Neal Ascherson in the October 1964 election, “I listened to Carmichael talking on the text of the 1915 rent strike, and then – before an audience of 12 – choking with unexpected tears as he began to describe pensions”.

Jimmy Savile

 

Dr Dafydd Alun Jones

 

In parliament, Carmichael joined the “part-loyal” left, on whom Harold Wilson, Labour leader since Gaitskell’s death in 1963, could spasmodically rely. Still a member of CND, he marched in their Easter parade in 1965, and worried about radioactive leakages from the Polaris base planned for Faslane. By 1966, he was parliamentary private secretary to the technology minister Frank Cousins, and, with him, opposed Wilson’s prices and incomes bill – though, out of loyalty, did not vote against it.

In 1967, Wilson made him parliamentary secretary for transport, under Barbara Castle. Two years later, he became Tony Benn’s parliamentary secretary at the Ministry of Technology, where one of his last actions was to fend off the demands of unemployed workers from Derry that the government should sponsor factories to give them jobs.

Always on the side of The Poor! Kay probably offered them Counselling and Therapy instead and a Referral To A Top Doc for those who couldn’t settle down quietly into a life of poverty and destitution. Or if young, into a life of coerced sex work.

Carmichael was also one of the ministers who, in November 1968, had serious reservations about Harold Wilson’s attempted compromise with Rhodesia’s white-supremacist Ian Smith, and about the government’s dealings with South Africa.

So would I have had, but the awful thing was that some of the leading lights in the Anti-Apartheid Movement were mates of Dafydd and the gang as well. eg. Lord David Ennals and Professor Mervyn Susser. See previous posts.

During Edward Heath’s period as Conservative prime minister, he served as a Scottish spokesman for Labour, fighting fiercely against Tory plans to axe Upper Clyde Shipbuilders.

He just needed to have mentioned that Sir Brian Warren, Heath’s friend and personal Top Doc, was, along with Sir Brian’s wife and friends facilitating the Westminster Paedophile Ring (see previous posts, including ‘Uncle Harry’s Friends…’) and that would have been the end of Heath. But then Neil Carmichael’s bright and lovely Kay was working with them on that particular project, so he couldn’t. Or perhaps he did mention it, I need to gen up on exactly what happened with regard to Carmichael’s efforts with regard to that.

After boundary changes, Carmichael won Kelvingrove in February 1974, and, when Labour unexpectedly came back to power the following month, he emerged, first, as under-secretary for environment, then for industry, until, with other leftwingers, he was sacked by Wilson’s successor, the new prime minister, James Callaghan, in 1976.

Who had as Home Secretary, er, oiled the wheels of the by then huge and dreadful machine that the bright and lovely Kay and her mates had set in motion years previously.

Dismissal, however, did not dent his loyalty.

The whole lot of them would have been in prison if anyone had ratted.

After Mrs Thatcher’s first election victory in 1979, Carmichael served on the select committee on transport, unsuccessfully attempting to make the wearing of seatbelts compulsory, and trying to improve safety for children in cars.

Jimmy Savile…safety… children…Great Ormond Street Hospital…

Dr Dafydd Alun Jones

 

In March 1982, he introduced a bill to penalise employers for sacking workers without consulting their unions.

Dafydd had whistleblowers unlawfully sacked from their jobs constantly. Including me in 1991. Not that the union would have helped, because it was MSF, who’s reps were colluding with the criminality at St George’s Hospital Medical School which was linked to Dafydd et al. The MSF rep David Hole was one of those who forced me out of my job. He was a member of the Wandsworth branch of the SDP as well. Dr Death knew some of the Top Docs involved with Dafydd’s gang in north Wales. I wouldn’t have been any better off joining any other union either. My post ‘A Very COHSE Relationship With Some Very Nasty People’ discusses how the NHS and public service unions were 100% on board with Dafydd and linked gangs. David Williams, who ‘trained’ as an Angel at the North Wales Hospital Denbigh, served as the General Secretary of COHSE… A symbiotic arrangement…

That same month, he defended the direct-labour organisations of local councils in the face of Tory claims that private industry was superior – citing the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in his constituency, which had been contracted out for £3m, only to require £7m in repairs.

The Royal Hospital for Sick Staff accepted Derek Longmuir, the Bay City Roller-turned-Angel as a volunteer prior to Longmuir’s conviction for child porn. After his conviction, Longmuir continued to work as an Angel. The Rollers’ manager, Tam Paton, was an Edinburgh-based gangster who ran a paedophile/trafficking ring and drugs empire. Paton’s empire stretched across to Glasgow as well. See post ‘Remember Girls – Never Get Into A Car With A Stranger!’.

When Labour’s internal right-left fight became fraught in September 1981, Carmichael could not bring himself to vote for his former boss, Tony Benn, as deputy leader, preferring instead the soft-left John Silkin.

Silkin was a guest at Richard Crossman’s Houseparties. Ton Benn wasn’t, but Benn was basing his own plan for world domination on the support of the swathes of people in the Labour Party who hated people like Healey and Callaghan, but who were also colluding with Dafydd and the Westminster Paedophile Ring via the NHS and public sector unions and the leftist metropolitan Councils, as well of course in CND. See post ‘No Cuts’.

In 1983, following further boundary changes, he was pushed into trying to unseat the then SDP leader, Roy Jenkins, from his parliamentary seat at Glasgow-Hillhead. But despite his confidence – “I am a nice, respectable old leftwing founder-member of CND, and the voters know me” – he was beaten by 1,164 votes. The peerage was his unlikely consolation.

Not at all unlikely. The only way that the Red Clydesider could ever be bought off and silenced while Woy held out hopes of being PM. As did Dr Death and that will have been the real concern. Kay, the bright and lovely Kay, facilitating the Westminster Paedophile Ring, was a PSYCHIATRIC SOCIAL WORKER. Dr Death, until 1966, had been a psychiatrist, working at Tommy’s with the crazed and lethal William Sargant who was London’s answer to Dafydd. See post ‘Dr Death’. Dr Death was active in the Labour Party in Vauxhall while he was still a medical student at Tommy’s and he knew exactly what some of his senior colleagues were doing and how he could capitalise on it if he entered politics. See previous posts eg. ‘Man Of Steel’.

Carmichael did not change with his title. After a year or so, he became Labour’s spokesman on transport and Scotland in the Lords, and fought hard against the abolition of the Greater London Council. But, by May 1997, he was too ill – and too Old Labour – to serve the new masters.

Furthermore Miranda and Mandy had them all over a barrel and no-one had the guts to give Miranda, a former pupil of the corrupt barrister George Carman QC, who acted for many involved with the Westminster Paedophile Ring, a kick in the cerregs and call his bluff.

He is survived by Kay, from whom he was divorced in 1987 after 39 years of marriage, and his daughter.

Could that have been the sort of Political Marriage Breakdown that Tessa Jowell and David Mills experienced when David Mills was done for accepting a bribe from his old mate Berlusconi? See previous posts.

1987: Alison Taylor and I were writing to MPs and Ministers and Brown was publishing and had appeared on TV. The Top Docs were in overdrive; my friend Anne had been killed in 1986, in 1987 there was an attempt to murder Brown’s brother and I had not succumbed to Dafydd’s attempt in the summer of 1987 to bribe me into dropping my complaint. I completed an MSc in Experimental Pathology at Hammersmith Hospital in May 1987 and had witnessed yet more serious wrongdoing there. Prof Oliver Brooke, Mr Big from St George’s, had been imprisoned for child porn offences in Dec 1986 and that ring was in danger of being blown wide open. See post ‘Hey, Hey, DAJ, How Many Kids Did You Kill Today?’ for further details of 1987 Dafydd-related events, including the attempt to frame and imprison me for ‘attempting to stab a doctor’, with which the Home Office and Mental Health Act Commission assisted.

20 July, 2001

Ex-Labour minister Carmichael dies

Lord Carmichael of Kelvingrove

Lord Carmichael served parliament for over 35 years

Lord Carmichael of Kelvingrove, who served as a minister in Harold Wilson’s Labour government, has died at the age of 79.He had been ill for some time and died on Thursday following a stroke, fellow Labour peer Lord Graham of Edmonton said on Friday.

[Deb Everard, one of the corrupt staff at St George’s who was protected by MSF, was a Tory Councillor in Edmonton. See previous posts.]

As Neil Carmichael, he was elected MP for Glasgow Woodside in 1962, a seat he represented until 1974, when, under boundary reorganisation he became MP for Glasgow Kelvingrove.

He left the Commons in 1983 after being defeated by the SDP candidate Roy Jenkins.

Ministerial portfolios

Lord Carmichael served as a junior minister in Harold Wilson’s government from 1967 to 1970, covering the transport and then technology portfolios.

When Labour was re-elected in 1974 he was moved to the Department of the Environment, and the following year to the Department of Industry.

He left the government when James Callaghan became prime minister in 1976 but remained active on the backbenches until his departure from the Commons in 1983.

Created a life peer, in the Lords he returned to the frontbench with Labour still in opposition.

Popular figure

He served as spokesman on both Transport and Scottish Affairs until 1997.

In both Houses of Parliament Lord Carmichael was a popular figure on all sides of the political spectrum.

In 1948 he married Catherine McIntosh Rankin.

They went on to have a daughter but the marriage which was subsequently dissolved.

 

One man who grew up in poverty on Red Clydeside and who knew what a bunch of con artists Donnison, Kay and Neil Carmichael were but who is not going to say anything because he’s been a celeb for years now is Billy Connolly, who, according to his wiki entry, is ‘worth’ $20 million. Billy is married to Pamela Stephenson who for many years now has worked as a psychotherapist of a Californian variety. Those two really are not going to say a word about the vampires who Helped The Poor of Glasgow no matter how often Billy Opens His Heart about the abuse that he endured at the hands of his father.

 

The Professor David Marsh who attended Crossman’s Houseparty with Kay the Lovely and Bright Trafficker, features on the webpage of Nottingham University’s School of Sociology and Social Policy in the account given of the School’s history:

The School of Sociology and Social Policy is a diverse centre for social science teaching and research, which builds on an established history dating back to 1948 and the creation of the Department of Social Administration. That year also saw the appointment of the first UK professor in this field, Professor David Marsh, who joined a team of just five other staff. At that time, sociology was taught in a separate department of Philosophy, Psychology and Sociology under Professor Jack Sprott.

In 1964, philosophy and psychology were given their own professors and departments. Sociology, with the appointment of Professor Julius Gould, initially became a sub-department of the Department of Social Administration. In due course, a separate Department of Sociology was established, by which stage, the Department of Social Administration had been renamed the Department of Social Policy.

Having delivered social work programmes since the 1950s, the Centre for Social Work appointed its first professor in 1984, Professor Olive Stevenson. In 1987, the two departments, with the Centre for Social Work, merged to form the School of Social Studies, with Professor Stevenson as Head of School until 1991, when Professor Robert Dingwall took over. The school obtained its current name while Professor Nick Manning was Head of School. The school grew to around 30 academic staff under the leadership of both Professor Julia Evetts (2001-2006) and Professor Elizabeth Murphy (2006-2008). The school’s research interests have expanded significantly in the last 30 years to cover not only sociology, social policy and social work, but also public policy, medical sociology, trauma studies, cultural sociology and criminology.

Today, we are taking forward our research expertise and thriving culture through the work of our research centres. We seek to undertake world-class research that contributes to the advancement of theory and debate, and where possible, makes a meaningful contribution to society at the international, national and local levels.

We are host to the Ann Craft Trust, which works to combat abuse of people with learning disabilities.

Dr Ann Craft, along with her Husband Dr Michael Craft, worked at Bryn-y-Neuadd in Llanfairfechan back in the 1970s . Bryn-y-Neuadd was the long-stay hospital for people with learning disabilities and like everything else in north Wales, it was run by Dafydd’s gang. Bryn-y-Neuadd was seriously bad, it might have even been worse in some ways than the North Wales Hospital Denbigh. I suspect that the victims of the gang who were ruined by the work of Gwynne the lobotomist were in Bryn-y-Neuadd. Ooh there’s been no lobotomies done at Denbigh for years and years! No, there’s no lobotomised patients in Denbigh! They’re over in Bryn-y-Neuadd, completely fucked and no-one’s explained to anyone else why…

Like Denbigh, Llanfairfechan was a settlement that housed many members of Dafydd’s gang because so many people were employed at Bryn-y-Neuadd. People with learning disabled children used to try very hard to avoid them ending up in Bryn-y-Neuadd. In the late 1980s, as Enlightenment hit north Wales and Dafydd’s victims became Empowered Service Users, a senior manager at Bryn-y-Neuadd helpfully explained to me that the residents were ‘just vegetables really’. He was interviewing me for a job as an advocate for the vegetables at the time. Not that I was offered the job, the job went to an Angel who had worked with the vegetables at Bryn-y-Neuadd for years, who was in having a cup of char and a chin wag with the interviewing panel when I arrived.

Dr Michael Craft was one of those who conducted Research with Dafydd, on incest no less as well as other matters. Ann Craft was employed to help the vegetables explore their sexuality and to support the vegetables in their sexual relationships, because the vegetables had a Right to have sex with the members of Dafydd’s gang. After Ann and Michael’s groundbreaking work with the vegetables and those accused of incest in north Wales, Ann found herself at the vanguard of the disability rights movement and was lauded for her work with the vegetables. She secured a junior, temporary post at Nottingham University but they loved her and she ended up as a senior academic there. Then the charidee based on Ann’s work was established and thus Ann, who sadly passed away some years ago, has been immortalised as a Disability Champ. For the extraordinary story of Ann and Michael Craft, see post ‘The Old Devils’.

The man who had overall responsibility for the vegetables was Cledwyn Williams. So successful was Cledwyn with those vegetables that from 1983 to 1996, Cledwyn was Assistant Director of Social Services, ‘responsible for mentally handicapped services and for the all-Wales strategy for people with learning disabilities’. Cledwyn was responsible for developing services for people with learning disabilities for the education, health & social services group. After this, Cled became Director of Social Services for Conwy. For many years now Cledwyn has been a Trustee of Dafydd’s charidee CAIS, along with Dafydd’s mistress Lucille Hughes et al.

Nottingham University also provided some of the postgraduate education of Glanville Owen, who was the senior manager in Gwynedd Social Services directly responsible for children’s homes during the latter half of the 1980s, when the paedophile gang made merry within those homes. Lucille Hughes was the Director of Social Services and was Glanville’s immediate boss. Glanville gave evidence at the Waterhouse Tribunal, didn’t manage to explain how he’d missed what was happening in the children’s homes, but told Waterhouse that he would shortly be leaving his job and didn’t expect to work again. Glanville did work again, Glanville was still working in 2011. Glanville was given a job as a policy wonk – or Gwynedd County Council’s idea of a policy wonk – then Glanville was given the post of Chief Executive of Gwynedd Community Health Council. In that post Glanville lied to patients and refused to investigate even the most serious of complaints against the NHS in Gwynedd. When Gwynned CHC metamorphosed into the North Wales/Betsi Cadwaladr CHC, Glanville retained a position as a member. He was still there in 2011. See previous posts, including ‘I Know Nuzzing’.

I wondered for a long while why Lucille and Glanville condescended to give evidence at the Waterhouse Inquiry; they were not usually very happy to answer questions. Then I discovered that legal indemnity was part of the deal for everyone who gave evidence to Waterhouse. The evidence against Lucille and Glanville was so damning that even Ronnie Waterhouse could not help but conclude that they had ignored a paedophile gang at work in the children’s homes in Gwynedd; but only a little paedophile gang, not a big one and not one which included anyone important, such as the Tory MP for Chester. No problem, Lucille and Glanville couldn’t be prosecuted because they’d turned up at the Inquiry and given evidence…

Bryn-y-Neuadd was eventually closed and in the early 1990s the vegetables were moved into community care provided by an organisation called Cartrefi Cymru. There is now a very, very good Angel working as the senior manager at Cartrefi Cymru – or there was some three years ago – but for many years, the ‘community homes’ run by Cartrefi were in chaos and the abuse and neglect of the vegetables continued. One of the Directors of Cartrefi Cymru is Dr Peter Higson, Dafydd’s mate who was a clinical psychologist at the North Wales Hospital and then the General Manager, while Dafydd kept victims of the gang illegally imprisoned in the dungeon out there. Higson’s sister Dr Ruth Hussey is the former CMO for Wales. See post ‘Topsy and Tim’ for details of Peter and Ruth’s extensive previous.

 

Although the vegetables were moved out of Bryn-y-Neuadd, some other victims of Dafydd’s gang were moved in. A new medium secure unit was built on the site, to house patients who had been deemed to be Dangerous by Dafydd and the gang. At least one of those there is a man who years and years ago when he was a teenager killed the vicar of Llanberis. The official line is that he is Dangerous and murdered a kindly old vicar who Liked Helping The Local Boys, after going to the vicarage With Intent To Rob. The boy himself maintained that the vicar tried to sexually assault him, he never meant to kill him, he pushed the vicar off and the vicar fell and banged his head. I don’t know the vicar or the boy involved, but someone I know did and they simply stated ‘that vicar was a paedophile, we all knew it’.

Some of the Angels who looked after the vegetables at Bryn-y-Neuadd later found themselves jobs as nursing lecturers at Bangor University.

Beer battered vegetables:

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The website of Aberdare Boys Grammar school advertises Professor David Marsh as one of their old boys:

David Marsh was a social scientist who held professorial posts both in the UK and abroad. He was born in Aberdare on 9 Jan 1917, and was brought up in John St, Foundry Town where he attended the Town Council School in Clifton Street. His father, Frederick Charles Marsh, was a plumber & water inspector who came to Aberdare from Bristol at the turn of the century. His mother Edith, née Rees, was the daughter of David & Jane Rees who both came to Aberdare from Carmarthenshire – Pencader and Abergorlech respectively. David had a brother Arwyn who was considerably older. David arrived at the County School in 1929, and went through school with his friend Tom Evans, who was later to teach geography at the school. David took his School Certificate in 1933, passing with matriculation equivalence. Two years later, in 1935, he sat his Higher School Certificate passing in English, History and Economics.

Aberdare is in the south Wales valleys, in George Thomas Central.

He then left Wales for Birmingham University, with an award of a County Commercial Exhibition. He graduated from there with a First Class degree in economics. He was then awarded a doctoral research scholarship 1938-39, but due to the outbreak of World War 2, he cut short his research, took a masters degree instead, and joined the army. He was in The Royal Artillery from 1940 to 1946, where he gained the rank of captain.

Welfare State

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He subsequently returned to academic life when he was appointed Lecturer in Social Sciences at U.C. Swansea, 1947–49.

University College Swansea was run by Rhodri Morgan’s friends and relations. His parents were educated there, his father worked there and Rhodri’s brother Prys Morgan held a Chair at Swansea. See post ‘A Bit More Paleontology’. Other big names in the south Wales Labour Party, such as Huw Irranca-Davies’s Uncle Ifor Davies, Lord Cledwyn’s side-kick in the Welsh Office, were/are also movers and shakers at Swansea University. There are some much bigger wigs with links there as well. The physicist Lord Brian Flowers grew up in Swansea and in later life, as the Rector of Imperial College and the VC of London University, Flowers presided over the Westminster Paedophile Ring’s activities in the London Medical Schools as well as the huge quantities of research fraud and other wrongdoing. Flowers served as VC of Manchester University as well, just to ensure that all outlets were covered. See previous posts… Professor Geoffrey Chamberlain was one of those facilitating the Westminster Paedophile Ring at St George’s with whom Flowers colluded. When Chamberlain retired from the NHS, he took up a job as a lecturer in the history of medicine in Swansea University. He arrived there in 2000, in time to handle the fall-out from the Waterhouse Report.

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His first professorial post came when he was appointed Professor of Social Science at Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand, 1949–54.

Dafydd’s gang are international.

In 1954, he returned to the UK, to take up the Chair of Social Administration at Nottingham University. This professorial appointment was the first in this field in the UK. There were just 5 other staff in the department at that time, when Sociology was taught in a separate department of Philosophy, Psychology and Sociology under Professor Jack Sprott. David retired from this post in 1982, when he became an emeritus professor. Following his death, the university established in 1985 The David C Marsh Prize, which is awarded annually to the student judged to be the best student in all aspects of the work of the first year of any single or joint honours degree in the School of Sociology & Social Policy.

Social Structure

The Changing Social
Structure of England and
Wales, 1871-1961

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During his career David wrote extensively in the Social Sciences. His output included the following titles:

  • National Insurance and Assistance in Great Britain, Isaac Pitman & Sons,(1950);
  • The Changing Social Structure of England & Wales, 1871-1961, Routledge & Kegan Paul (1965); ISBN: 0710033737;
  • An Introduction to the Study of Social Administration (Editor) Routledge & Kegan Paul, (1965);
  • The Social Sciences: An Outline for the Intending Student Routledge & Kegan Paul, (1965), ISBN: 0710018010;
  • The Welfare State: Concept & Development, Longman (1970), ISBN: 0-582-29531-9;
  • Introducing Social Policy (Editor), Routledge (1979), ISBN: 0710001339.
David Marsh lived in Bramcote, Nottinghamshire with his wife Masie, née Done. The couple married in Birmingham in 1941 and had one son.

David died in Nottingham on 2 July 1983 at the age of 66. Masie died eight years later in 1990.

David died the year that fireworks were going off in north Wales then… George Thomas was given a hereditary peerage by Thatch in 1983. Which was a bit of a waste, because being a gay paedophile, there was no-one to inherit it and it died with George.

Nottingham was host to the Nottingham Satanic Panic in the late 1980s. The social workers in Nottingham believed some very, very odd things… Previous posts eg. ‘Oh Lordy, it’s CR UK’ have discussed the massive research fraud that Prof Robert Baldwin was perpetrating in the Cancer Research Campaign Laboratories at Nottingham University in collaboration with an American drug company for many, many years. Other people in the CRC knew what Baldwin was doing, as did people in Nottingham Medical School. Everybody hated him but no-one blew the whistle. The VCs of Nottingham University (see previous posts) also knew, including those who were chemists and had links to Big Pharma.

 

Let’s take a look at the biography of Olive Stevenson, Nottingham University’s first Professor of Social Work. Appointed in 1984, the year that I wrote to the GMC about Gwynne the lobotomist and the year that Brown and I began receiving overt threats from the Top Doctors to ruin our careers. In 1984, George Thomas had a terrible panic because he was hospitalised with an STI and he thought that the story would find its way into the media. George’s mate Leo Abse, the south Wales Labour MP who was also part of the Westminster Paedophile Ring, went over to the hospital (I don’t know which one, my bets are on Tommy’s or the University Hospital in Cardiff), calmed Thomas down and issued a press release which was a pack of lies explaining that Thomas was in hospital with a prostate problem. See post ‘It Wasn’t On Our Radar’. The Top Docs and Angels all lied as well, in return for the usual ie. acres of good PR, no serious complaints investigated and an unconditional ‘yes’ to the BMA’s next pay claim.

Olive Stevenson (13 December 1930 – 30 September 2013) was a British social worker and academic. Stevenson worked as a child care officer in Devon, 1954-58.

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She was a social work adviser to the Supplementary Benefits Commission, 1968-70, the years during which Richard Crossman was Secretary of State at the DHSS and gave his mates in the Westminster Paedophile Ring jobs and commissions. Olive’s early career was spent specialising in vulnerable children, but she later also worked with vulnerable adults and the elderly.

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In 1961, Stevenson joined Oxford University as a lecturer and was appointed Reader in Applied Social Studies in 1970, an appointment she held until she moved university. From 1970 until her death, Stevenson was a Fellow of St Anne’s College, Oxford.

Organised abuse in Oxfordshire was concealed by social work manager Barbara Kahan, who was appointed as a social work adviser to Sir Keith Joseph as Secretary of state for the DHSS in Ted Heath’s Gov’t; Babs who remained as a Gov’t adviser for years and in the early 1990s concealed the extent of the abuse of children in Staffordshire… Babs’s partner in crime in Oxfordshire was her husband, child psychiatrist Vladimir Kahan. See post ‘Always On The Side Of The Children’. Dame Rosemary Rue, the Top Doc who became Regional Director of the NHS covering Oxfordshire also concealed the abuse. See post ‘Uncle Harry’s Friends…’.

From 1976 to 1982, Olive was Professor of Social Policy and Social Work at Keele University in Staffordshire; Olive was Keele’s first female professor! Peter Righton worked as a social work academic at Keele; Peter was Keele’s first convicted paedophile who doubled up as a member of academic staff! Barbara Kahan was a friend and a colleague of Peter Righton; they were both involved with the NCB (National Children’s Bureau). As opposed to NCH, the National Children’s Home, of which George Thomas was a Patron. Glanville Owen was employed by the NCH before he let the paedophile gang operate in Gwynedd Social Services. Keele University has given Chairs to Jane Tunstill, who was a member of the Jillings Panel and to Charlotte Williams, who spent most of her career as a social worker in north Wales.

In 1985 Tony Francis accused me of being a conspiracy theorist when I told him that D.G.E. Wood had lied to cover up for Gwynne’s lies and malpractice. If I’d known then how big the conspiracy was I’d have congratulated them all on it.

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Olive then moved to Nottingham University, where she was Professor of Social Work Studies, 1984-94.

I had the misfortune to work for Prof Robert Baldwin at Nottingham University in 1987, after I finished my MSc! It was a terrible experience although many of the others trapped there were nice; it was the spirit of the Blitz and we were all just looking for escape routes as soon as we could. Baldwin lied to me about the salary and the opportunities available and after three months I realised that this was so bad that I had to get the hell out of there. I have recently been told that my job with Baldwin was another gift from Dafydd and the gang. It wasn’t a pleasant experience, but how stupid of them to trap someone like me there; I’m friendly and all that happened was I witnessed wrongdoing and research fraud and made friends with other people who told me even more. Oh but then I was supposed to have died in this in Nov 1987 wasn’t I:

King's Cross fire, billowing smoke, station lights and fire engines.

A police car, three fire engines and an ambulance outside King’s Cross

That lot can’t even carry out a simple murder plot without cocking the whole thing up…

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In 1970, Olive became the founding editor of the British Journal of Social Work. It is known that the British Journal of Social Work will publish nothing at all about the abuse and neglect of clients in the care of social workers being a substantial problem. It will only publish material that suggests that neglect and abuse is simply a matter of ‘one off’ scandals. The Br J of Social Work is notorious as a publication that in no way reflects any of the serious difficulties that have stubbornly remained in social work for decades. They’ll publish any old dross about Empowering Service Users though.

Following the murder of Maria Colwell, Stevenson was appointed as a member of the Inquiry into her death; this was the “first the first major national enquiry into a child death”. It was led by Thomas Gilbert Field-Fisher and they published their findings as Report of the Committee of Inquiry into the Care and Supervision Provided in Relation to Maria Colwell in September 1974.

She did not agree with the way the committee had interpreted the evidence and in her minority report pointed out the complexities of the role performed by social workers. She also wrote a section of the main report on inter-professional working, then an unopened area. This all brought her what she described as something like celebrity, which she did not welcome.

Olive’s obituary in ‘The Guardian’

The death of Maria Colwell is usually taken as the first death of a child in the care of Social Services that absolutely should not have happened and that could only have been the result of serious fuckwittery. Whenever another child dies, the press publishes the list of the high profile deaths of children in care, including Heidi Korseda, Tyra Henry, Victoria Climbie, Jasmine Beckford etc and it always extends back as far as Maria Colwell. The ‘Daily Mail’ publishes a ‘why oh why’ article and ‘The Guardian’ bangs on about the complexities of social work and ooh social workers are damned if they do and damned if they don’t. I can answer the Daily Mail’s ‘why oh why’ conundrum; it isn’t a matter of woolly lefties, it is a matter of a long-standing collusion on the part of the social work establishment with organised criminals who have been targeting vulnerable people since the 1960s. There are good people who enter social work, but they do not stay there. The people who do remain are abusive and dishonest or grossly incompetent. The reason why nothing at all has changed since Maria’s death is that people like Olive Stevenson were appointed to the Panels of Inquiry and given jobs as Professors of Social Work. There is no-one but the Olives there which is why nothing ever improves.

From 1973 to 1978, Stevenson was a member of the Royal Commission on Civil Liability. Olive will have been delighted at being able to chip in there. From 1977 to 1983, she was Chairwoman of the Advisory Committee on Rent Rebates and Rent Allowances (ACRRRA). Olive was a member of the Social Security Advisery Committee, 1982-2002; this is the successor body to ACRRRA. From 1985-1990, Olive was a member of the Registered Homes Tribunal; as was a member of Dafydd’s gang in north Wales who had ignored the abuse of children in children’s homes in Clwyd when the welfare of children in those homes had been part of his remit. See previous posts…

Stevenson served as a Chairwomen of a number of organisations: Age Concern England, 1980 to 1983); Councils for Voluntary Service National Association, 1985-88 and Care and Repair, 1993 to 1997. Members of Dafydd’s gang are involved with all of these organisations as well…

Readers will no doubt be impressed with the number of appointments of this sort that Olive The Paedophiles’ Friend managed to clock up. I need to remind them that Huw Vaughan Thomas, who succeeded Ioan Bowen Rees as the Chief Exec of Gwynedd County Council and colluded with the same paedophile gang, has a far more impressive list of public appointments. Huw has held high office in all the best County Councils with major abuse problems in their Social Services Depts, he worked as a Civil Service mandarin in the Dept of Employment when Tom King and Peter Morrison cluttered up that Dept, Huw was an adviser to the Welsh Assembly and then when Jeremy Colman, the Auditor General for Wales, was imprisoned for child porn offences, Huw succeeded him as Auditor General. Beat that Olive. Huw is a lawyer. See post ‘I Know Nuzzing’. Furthermore Huw’s wife Enid Rowlands has broken the glass ceiling in terms of Rampant Corruption in an even bigger way than Olive, although Enid never made it into Richard Crossman’s inner circle. Enid is Of Dafydd. Enid grew up in Llanwrst – as did Topsy and Tim – and is a psychology graduate, I suspect from UCNW. Enid has been a member of the Boards of BUPA and S4C, she has sat on the GMC, she is Chair of the Solicitors’ Regulation Authority and of course Enid was a Director of the North Wales Health Authority, at the same time as Topsy’s brother Tim. Enid got into hot water when she was Chair of ELWA, a ‘learning and training’ quango and couldn’t explain what had happened to a few million. Then it was revealed that she had given Topsy’s brother Tim a job as CEO of ELWA without explaining to the world that she was good mates with Tim and sat on the North Wales Health Authority with him. Enid refused to resign and no-one sacked or prosecuted her or indeed Tim. Tim was then given the job of CEO of HIW (Health Inspectorate Wales), where he remained for many years refusing to investigate serious complaints about the NHS and signing off inspection reports declaring dangerous abusive services to be ‘excellent’. See previous posts for info on Enid.

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Olive Stevenson was a lesbian. She described the relationships that she did have as “fraught with tension and pain” and this led her to undergo psychoanalysis. Who better to join the Westminster Paedophile Ring as an adviser and then be appointed to senior positions teaching social work students?

Olive “remained deeply distrustful of Catholicism” as a result of her parents being Irish protestants who had experienced discrimination in Ireland and had moved to England to escape that. In her youth Olive was a Congregationalist but later became agnostic. Sadly Olive the lesbian agnostic was just as abusive and wreaked as much havoc as the best Papist Molester or Dirty Vicar.

Stevenson was appointed a CBE in Lilibet’s 1994 Birthday Honours “for the development of social services”. As Dafydd’s gang neglected and abused their clients and perjured themselves in Court repeatedly in attempts to secure convictions against them. On 9 June 1994, Matt Arnold, the former Headmaster of Bryn Estyn, died of an ‘unspecified blood disorder’. On 13 June 1994, the trial of Peter Howarth, Arnold’s long-standing friend and colleague at Bryn Estyn, on a number of counts of sexually abusing the boys in his care in north Wales opened. Howarth was found guilty in July and sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Olive was made an Honorary Professor of Kingston University – which had merged with St George’s Hospital Medical School a few years previously – in 2003 and of Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2004.

The obituary for Olive which appeared ‘The Guardian’ was written by Phyllida Parsloe:

Olive Stevenson, who has died aged 82, was the leading social work academic of her generation. She helped to improve the well-being and safety of vulnerable children and adults, made an immense contribution in teaching, writing and practice, and influenced several generations of scholars. She was also the founding editor of the British Journal of Social Work, the subject’s first academic journal in Britain. In the 1970s she came to national attention when she was a member of the inquiry into the death from abuse of the seven-year-old Maria Colwell: in her minority report she supported the efforts of social workers.

Olive was born in South Croydon, Surrey. Her parents had moved to nearby Purley from Dublin. Her father, a civil servant, was a protestant and feared for his career prospects in the newly formed Irish republic. Her half-sister had died from tuberculosis and Olive grew up with parents who were anxious about her health. But Olive thrived at school and won a place at Oxford to study English. She then trained in social work at the London School of Economics.

As did so many other Caring Young Women of her generation who went on to become key facilitators of the Westminster Paedophile Ring eg. Dafydd’s mate Lady Juliet Bingly.

Her first job was as a child care officer with Devon county council, which was known for its good practice. In 1958 she enrolled on the demanding and prestigious advanced casework course at the Tavistock clinic, London,

The Tavi that was packed with the senior colleagues of Dafydd who were involved in with organised abuse, including ‘Jock’ Sutherland, from Scotland. See post ‘The Vermin Club’.

and after this went into academic teaching, first at the University of Bristol and then, in 1962, at Oxford. After 14 successful years there, she was appointed to a professorship at the University of Keele. In 1984 she joined Nottingham University as professor of social work.

Her first book was Someone Else’s Child: A Book for Foster Parents (1964).

In north Wales, children were abused by foster parents as well as in children’s homes. Complaints or even injuries to the children were ignored. Children who ran away and reported the abuse to the North Wales Police were driven back to their foster homes accompanied by the police and their social workers and told to ‘repeat your allegations in front of your foster mother/father’. See posts ‘More Post-Waterhouse Glittering Careers’ and ‘Tower Hamlets, Paul Boateng and Tessa Jowell’ for an account of just how unsuitable some foster parents in north Wales were.

I remember one foster parent telling me that the book had helped her to understand what the task involved and made her feel appreciated. In all, Olive wrote or co-wrote 12 books plus numerous chapters, journal articles and research reports. Writing seemed to come easily to her and even non-academics found her simple prose pleasurable to read.

She covered a wide range of topics including children in care, child abuse and neglect, child protection and inter-agency working. In later years she turned her attention to the safeguarding of vulnerable adults. When the new local authority social services departments were established in the 1970s, Olive wrote Social Service Teams: The Practitioner’s View (1978). Through her work with the British Journal of Social Work she also became well known in Hong Kong and Australia.

Olive came to wider attention when she was involved in the inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the death of Maria Colwell. This inquiry upset Olive deeply.

Most other people were upset by the circumstances of Maria’s death rather than the Inquiry.

She did not agree with the way the committee had interpreted the evidence and in her minority report pointed out the complexities of the role performed by social workers.

The ‘complexities of the role’ was used as an excuse on every occasion that a social worker in north Wales was caught behaving appallingly in circumstances that could not be denied. There were no complexities; they were running a trafficking gang, it was quite simple.

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She also wrote a section of the main report on inter-professional working, then an unopened area. This all brought her what she described as something like celebrity, which she did not welcome.

She retired officially from the University of Nottingham in 1994, but continued studying and teaching, supervising research students and chairing committees. She was effective thanks to the combination of her intellectual power, ability to communicate, emotional intelligence and her wit. She only really gave up her work at the university in 2010.

So Olive stepped down from officialdom in 1994, after Howarth was convicted and the media was full of articles alleging a VIP paedophile ring in north Wales, followed by angry How Very Dare Yous from those we know and love. But Olive hadn’t gone at all! Olive had only disappeared from public view, which would have been useful for her if anyone who knew what she had been involved was keeping tabs on her. Dafydd adopted the same strategy. As I and others angrily demanded to know why our serious complaints had not been followed up as we gained more and more evidence, in 1995 we were told verbally and by letter that Dafydd had retired, that he was gone and wasn’t coming back and no longer wielded influence over anyone or anything. Dafydd had in reality been given the contract for providing ‘substance abuse services’ for the whole of north Wales, he was running ‘private’ homes – full of people who were placed there by local authorities and the NHS – writing expert witness reports for Courts, holding sex therapy clinics, PTSD clinics, drug clinics and giving evidence to Parliamentary Committees. ‘Retired and gone’. The general public were also told that the North Wales Hospital closed down in the summer of 1995. It didn’t. Part of it closed down, but there were inmates out there for years after 1995, but the NHS has never admitted who was there and when the last patients really did leave.

In June this year came her memoir, Reflections on a Life in Social Work, in which she shared 60 years of experience and the motivations that had inspired her life.

Olive also had a skill and a capacity for friendship, which I enjoyed for the 50 or so years I knew her. She is survived by two nieces and a nephew.

Another comment stated: Phyllida Parsloe’s excellent obituary does not mention one phase in Olive Stevenson’s life: when she was temporarily seconded as social work adviser to the Supplementary Benefits Commission. She subsequently wrote a sensitive book about the SBC’s more difficult customers, Claimant or Client?, which should be read by the modern politicians who rush to stereotype and punish social security claimants. After that experience she set up a research project on long-term male unemployment and gave me the big break of my career in inviting me to lead one wing of that project, an empirical study that showed the overwhelming significance of poor health and low skill as the key predictors of difficulties of getting back into work. Olive was a supportive and caring person to work for. She taught me a lot; to this day I advise students on the value of what she called ‘tacking threads’, to hold the narrative together but subsequently to be taken out. I went on to work on her study of the impact of the Seebohm report and have very happy memories of six years spent working with her in Oxford.

People like Olive are so dangerous because people who have never witnessed what they actually do to their clients read what they have written or listen to what they say and think ‘well that all sounds very reasonable’. Which it would be if they were not destroying their clients lives by ensuring that the very factors that they know will keep their clients destitute keep on happening to those clients. Illiteracy a hindrance? Then why is education for kids in care SO bad? Why did the kids in children’s homes in north Wales barely receive any schooling at all? Convictions stopping people gaining employment? Of course, that’s why Empowered Service Users were dragged through court repeatedly until finally a conviction was secured. Want to ensure that a young man who alleged that he was sexually abused by an adult male while in care is never ever listened to again? Then start spreading rumours that He Has A Problem With Women and that the Angels Are Frightened Of Him, accuse him of a sex offence, remand him in custody, ensure that he doesn’t have a change of clothes, a shower or a shave before his court appearance, remand him again for a psychiatric report, write a report based on rumour and speculation with a frightening sounding diagnosis and when he finally gets to trial, he will be found guilty. Particularly if a procession of female Angels and social workers have perjured themselves. I watched Dafydd’s gang do this to people. Furthermore, I was smeared for daring to speak up for ‘people like that’. People like what? The grown up formerly abused children whom the whole world Cares About so much? People died in prison because of that bunch of lying bastards, particularly men, because it was easier to construct them as violent or sex offenders, although Dafydd et al did their best to do that to me as well…

The Indie also published an obituary for Olive:

Olive Stevenson could not have foreseen the great consequences for her when, 40 years ago, she wrote a dissenting addendum to the report of the inquiry, of which she was a member, into the death of Maria Colwell, a child who had been killed by her stepfather. It gave her an unwanted celebrity status which unleashed invitations to lecture and speak and projected her on to the national stage.

However her dissent – she disagreed only with the analysis of the events in the first part of the child’s life – could have been avoided had the inquiry chair, Thomas Field-Fisher QC, been more flexible and understood better the issues.

The complexity of the issues perhaps? Which being a QC not a social worker he won’t have been able to grasp?

She later wrote that his and her values were fundamentally different.

His values led him to take a very dim view of the social workers charged with Maria’s care, which was the view taken by most people who knew anything about the case.

But while she never wished what she wrote to be seen as a defence of social work, right or wrong, she felt compelled to explain the complexities of social work. But she also wrote the chapter on collaboration between services in child protection, a commonplace place today but the importance of which was then little realised.

I’ve witnessed them in action; ‘collaboration’ is indeed exactly what happens. Collaboration on the part of everyone to ensure that no matter how badly those we know and love have ‘failed’, no matter how many laws they have broken or how serious their misconduct, it will all be explained away by the complexities of the issues. Even when Dafydd has caused every single one of those complexities.

Stevenson was born in 1930 in Croydon and grew up in Purley, the youngest child of John and Evelyn (née Dobbs), a civil servant and housewife. Her parents were Irish non-churchgoing Protestants who had come to England from Dublin fearing discrimination by the new Catholic Free State.

Their daughter, a youthful Congregationalist who became an agnostic, remained deeply distrustful of Catholicism.

Which will have caused massive problems for her Catholic clients. Complex ones as well.

When at the local Whitgift Girls School she told the headmistress that she wanted to do psychology when she grew up, her mother was told that she should not read Freud. She did,

It won’t have been a good idea, but not for the reasons that Olive’s mum feared…

and at 17 worked as an assistant house mother in a Croydon children’s home.

After “the Tavvie” she moved to Bristol University in 1959, working as social work researcher and tutor, and in 1962 she assumed a lectureship (and later readership) in applied social studies at Oxford, where she was later professorial fellow at St Anne’s. While there she spent a year as adviser to the Supplementary Benefits Commission, from which came Claimant or Client? (1972), when she saw the issues as relevant to wider social policy as social security.

Her first book, published in 1964, had been a guide for foster parents and she was to write and edit eight more and co-edit and co-write others. She was also the founder and first editor of the British Journal of Social Work. In 1976 she went to Keele as its first female professor and in 1984 took the chair in social work at Nottingham. Her overseas work included visiting professorships in Israel and Australia and supervising PhD students in Hong Kong, while in China she was part of the development of Beijing University’s growth of social-work training.

 

In retirement she became one of the first chairs of an area child protection committee (now local safeguarding boards). She also continued to teach and write and supervise research students and only left Nottingham properly in 2010. From the 1980s she started to write and lecture extensively about older people, being at one time chair of Age Concern England. Her work on child protection caused her to link that with the parallel but then far-less recognised subject of the abuse of older people.

It was recognised. The state-sanctioned abuse of the elderly caused ructions in the late 1960s. The Ely Hospital Scandal… Barbara Robb’s book ‘Sans Everything’… It was well-known but the state chose to open fire on the man who blew the whistle on Ely – well he was black – and on Robb, while accepting that yes, things were, er, a disgrace.

Tawel Fan Ward at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd, north Wales, 2013-14. The biggest EMI scandal that there has ever been in the UK. The hospital was run by Dafydd’s gang. The only member of staff who was disciplined was the Angel who blew the whistle. She was suspended, sacked and then struck off. She did not make one unfounded allegation and at no time did she take part in the abuse.

..In her recently published memoir, Reflections on a Life in Social Work, she wrote openly about her lesbianism, having lived for much of the time when it was surrounded by secrecy and stigma, which personally caused her unease.

If only Olive had felt as much unease at the boys of 12 and 13 being gang-raped and forced into working as rent boys while in children’s homes in north Wales.

Her wit, practical wisdom, intelligence and an ability to weld an elegant and brilliant synthesis between social policy and social work practice were a hallmark of her work, which influenced generations of academics and practitioners. All this was underpinned by her quest for how both she and her students and readers could use mind and feelings (“heart and head”) together.

Although Stevenson could appear forbidding, it is obvious from her memoir that beneath the carapace of the professional self-assurance and eminence

An overbearing arrogant pompous old bag.

lay anxieties and complexities with which she had to cope all her life, and the struggle to be “freed to be myself”.

Olive was the one who was really suffering!

She wrote of relationships (while not mentioning individuals) that were “fraught with tension and pain” and took her to undergo psychoanalysis.

 She died guardedly optimistic that a positive change was coming to social work. Managerialism and central diktat had obscured its vision and ethical basis,
These were imposed by neoliberal gov’ts in a vain attempt to reign in the idiocy and chaos. It did of course just add to the idiocy and chaos as did the rise and rise of the NHS manager.
which she wanted to it rediscover. They were qualities which her own work strove to engender.

It was Terry Philpot who wrote this hagiography of Olive; Terry has featured previously on this blog for waxing lyrical about dangerous criminals employed as social workers.

 

Kingston University website mourned the passing of dear old Olive as well: ‘Sad news: Professor Olive Stevenson passes away’

16 October 2013

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It is with great sadness that we write with news of Professor Olive Stevenson’s death on Monday 30 September. Olive had suffered a stroke in 2010 and encountered health problems since then. On 30 September, she was at home with her good friend Professor Phyllida Parsloe when she died peacefully in her sleep. [I get the impression that Phyllida was Olive’s partner.]

Olive’s legacy to social work during more than 50 years was immense. She was described as “the foremost social work educator of her generation, an inspiring lecturer, a prolific scholar and inquiring researcher and committed public servant and consultant” (extract from information about her memoir Reflections on a Life in Social Work (2013)).  Since her involvement in the Maria Colwell Inquiry in 1974 (Maria was killed by her stepfather in 1973), Olive has been a powerful champion for social work and for children and older people on whom she focused.

Tawel Fan. The scandal happened two months after this guff appeared on Kingston University’s website.

We are personally grateful to Olive in her role as honorary professor at Kingston University. She inspired staff, students and many practitioners attending our annual research conference which she chaired until her health prevented her.

Hilary Tompsett was fortunate to see her last on 3 June at her home – the week her memoir was published, and Ray Jones visited regularly.

I’m fairly sure that is the Professor Ray Jones who’s publications with regard to social work scandals can only be regarded as masterpieces of satirical comedy. Ray managed to write a book about Baby P in which he maintained that social workers had not fallen short and yes, Sharon Shoesmith was the victim. Even people most sympathetic to the Complexities Of The Role had to stand back re Baby P and say ‘Christ, how did Shoesmith and her team ever let that happen?’ Because there was so much focus on the fuckwittery of the social workers in the Baby P case, many people missed the collusion of Great Ormond Street Hospital. The Top Doc who examined Baby P when he was taken to GOSH couldn’t explain how she had failed to notice that he had a broken back. I was told that she didn’t ever examine him…

She was amazingly supported by good friends and family and will be much missed. She will also be remembered and missed for her “academic brilliance and humanity” (Harry Ferguson, introduction to her memoir);

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and for her great insight and wisdom about the very difficult job that good social work is. She never lost her faith in the profession for which she trained or her understanding of the lived experiences for practitioners and recipients of services.

The lived experience for recipients of the Services in north Wales was gang rape. According to one boy at Bryn Estyn, while the man in this pic watched:

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Olive’s funeral is on 16 October in Oxfordshire. Our thoughts will be especially with Olive’s friends and family.

Would these be the friends who were the source of pain?

Now then. Phyllida. Olive’s friend of decades. There are no obits for Phyllida, presumably because she is still alive, but I have found out a bit about her. Phyllida currently describes herself as an ‘Independent management consulting professional’, but I have found a detailed account of the life and times of Phyllida on the website of the University of the West of England. Read it and shudder:

University of the West of England, Nov 2001:

Phyllida Parsloe is to be awarded the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science in recognition of her distinguished career and related achievements and of her contribution to health and social care in particular. Phyllida Parsloe was born in London and attended Wimbledon High School.
Wimbledon has long since been one of the favourite residential locations for Top Docs and senior staff of Springfield, Tooting Bec, St James’s and St George’s Hospitals (before Tooting Bec and St James’s closed), as well as for the more highly paid staff of Wandsworth Borough Council. A trafficking ring operated in the area facilitated by these institutions/organisations as long ago as the 1950s. It was given a substantial boost by Dafydd’s partners in crime in south London from the late 1960s onward, in particular the Labour Councillor and then MP John Tilley. See previous posts. The ring at Wandsworth was part of the Westminster Paedophile Ring that Richard Crossman’s DHSS was running.
She is a graduate of the University of Bristol and the London School of Economics. 
Phyllida was at Bristol in the late 1940s. She is of the right vintage to have known Dr D.G.E. Wood’s father, a Top Doc in Bristol at that time.
Crossman’s advisers were mostly drawn from the LSE.
Having begun her career in social work as a Probation Officer for Devon County Council, from 1959 to 1965
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 Phyllida Parsloe worked at St George’s Hospital as a psychiatric social worker.
St George’s was the London hospital which was at the centre of the Westminster Paedophile Ring. Until it relocated to Tooting in 1980, it was located at Hyde Park Corner in Knightbridge and St George’s was very posh, very elitist and always happy to do favours for rich, titled people in trouble. Lord Lucan’s wife was sectioned by St George’s after he tried to murder her and murdered their nanny Sandra Rivett. While St George’s accused Lady Lucan of being a nutter – although she had head injuries – Lord Lucan fled the country. See previous posts. St George’s Dept of Psychiatry developed a specialism in discrediting the victims of rich and famous criminals years ago as a result of Professor Desmond Curran arriving at St George’s and attracting and training other Top Docs who also discredited victims of crime. Norman Scott found himself in Desmond Curran’s hands when he had a nervous breakdown in the early 1960s as a result of his relationship with Mr Thrope. When Harold Wilson’s Gov’t announced that the new flagship replacement for the St George’s building at Hyde Park Corner would be located at Tooting, one of the St George’s psychiatrists, Peter Brett Storey, formed a link with Springfield Hospital in advance. See post ‘Meet The Gwerin!’. Thus the Top Docs of Belgravia who were facilitating the Westminster Paedophile Ring moved in next door to Springfield Hospital which was already in business with Dafydd et al, as was Wandsworth Borough Council.
Phyllida may have worked at St George’s back at the dawn of creation, but St George’s is a place of Nepotism and Corruption and the nepotistic corrupt ones hang on to their old pals tightly.
She then moved into the academic world and lectured at the London School of Economics between 1965 –1970.
Crossman’s mates Brian Abel-Smith and Richard Titmuss reigned supreme and had been churning out graduates who colluded with organised abuse for years by then.
Merfyn’s late wife Nerys was formerly married to the Harvard sociologist Orlando Patterson who received his PhD from the LSE in 1965. See previous posts.
In 1970 she became Associate Professor at the Law Faculty, University of Indiana, USA, and in 1973 Professor of Social Work at the University of Aberdeen.
Phyllida will have known about Sir Dugald Baird and Lord Bob Boothby at Aberdeen. The dreadful Professor J.B. Owen at UCNW who was Of Dafydd’s Gang worked at Aberdeen University and Sinclair Buchan, an oceanographer at UCNW who was mates with Dr Tony Jones, a big pal of many members of the gang, studied at Aberdeen. See previous posts.
 Professor Parsloe was appointed Professor of Social Work at the University of Bristol in 1978.
Bristol University was not only the domain of D.G.E. Wood, David Hunt and Peter Townsend, but Gordon Brown’s wife Sarah did her degree in psychology there, at the same time as a girl from Bangor did hers, Sarah Jenkins. Sarah’s mother Sheila Jenkins was a psychiatric social worker who was a paid-up member of Dafydd’s gang. See previous posts.
She has been a member of the Central Council for Education and Training in Social Work since 1986 and was a key member of the Wagner Committee which reviewed residential care in 1988. Between 1988 and 1991 Professor Parsloe was Pro-Vice-Chancellor at the University of Bristol where she held a Chair in Social Work until 1996 and remains an Emeritus Professor. 

Phyllida was PVC when Bristol University’s old boy D.G.E. Wood and their other old boy Lord David Hunt were up to their eye-balls in Dafydd’s gang in north Wales and using every network that they could, including that of Bristol University. Professor Peter Townsend and his wife Baroness Jean were in Bristol at this time.

Professor Parsloe has made a massive contribution to both health and social care in Bristol. In particular she has supported and developed joint working between the University of the West of England and the University of Bristol and has helped forge the excellent working relationships between the two social work departments.

So both of those universities have now been infected by Phyllida…

Throughout Professor Parsloe’s career she has shown a life long commitment to applying the highest levels of academic rigour to the solution of very practical problems.

Which will be why social work is in such a healthy state as a profession with high levels of client satisfaction and able people tripping over themselves to become social workers. Although Phyllida’s most pressing practical problem will have been how to keep her and her mates all out of prison by doing anything, anything at all, to conceal their criminality.

She was a co founder of Dementia Voice; she is now its Chair and continues to support the strong links the organisation has with the University of the West of England’s Faculty of Health and Social Care. 

Professor Parsloe’s contribution to education and the region has been significant and important. As Chair of the North Bristol NHS Trust she has encouraged a very special relationship between the Faculty of Health and Social Care and the Trust.

Although that ended in tears two years after UWE honoured Phyllida; UWE honoured Phyllida the year after the Waterhouse Report was published.

 Here’s the geriatric moll:

Some of her contributions to academia:
 BBC News online, 14 May, 2003 

Trust Chairman Quits Over Debt

Phyllida Parsloe

Professor Parsloe has been chairman of NBT since 1999

The chair of a health trust which is £44.3m in debt has resigned.

Professor Phyllida Parsloe announced she was quitting the job as chair of North Bristol NHS Trust (NBT) after disclosure of deficits at the trust’s two hospitals.

On Tuesday, she said she was resigning because, as chairman, she was ultimately accountable for the overspend.

An investigation by the local Strategic Health Authority into the debts is expected within a month.

‘Tremendous integrity’

Professor Parsloe said: “North Bristol NHS Trust has not lived up to the appropriate requirements of a public service body,”

“We have failed both to achieve a break-even year end financial position and to predict the extremely serious deficit we have now announced.”

The Trust’s recently-appointed chief executive, Sonia Mills, said: “I understand and respect the sentiments that Professor Parsloe has expressed today which have lead to her resignation.

“She has undertaken this role with tremendous integrity which is consistent with her actions today.”

‘Respect’

Anthea Millett, chair of the Avon, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire Strategic Health Authority, added: “‘Professor Parsloe has given long service to the NHS and we are very grateful for the work she has done over several years.

”As chairman, she considered that she carried overall responsibility for the performance of the organisation and I respect her decision to resign.”

Professor Parsloe had been chairman of NBT since it was formed from the merger of the two previous Frenchay and Southmead trusts in 1999.

She was previously the chair of the former Frenchay Healthcare NHS Trust.

The NHS in the south west of England has been very troubled for the past few years. There have been a spate of suicides of junior doctors which no-one has been able to explain, including docs in Bristol and the students at Bristol University have been dropping like lemmings. The student suicides have been the source of terrible publicity for Bristol University who stand accused of not giving sufficient support for students with mental health problems, but no-one has asked where the NHS was. One would have thought with Phyllida at the helm of both the NHS and Bristol University and with fingers in the pie which is UWE too, she ought to be asked about rather more than the NHS debt.

Phyllida is listed as a Trustee of the Sir Halley Stewart Trust, ‘a grant-giving charity that supports innovative and pioneering Social, Medical and Religious projects, to enable human flourishing and to prevent suffering’. Phyllida’s biography as supplied by the Sir Halley Stewart Trust reads:

Professor Phyllida Parsloe, BA, AAPSW, PhD 
Phyllida Parsloe has been a probation officer, psychiatric social worker and professor of social work. Since retirement she has chaired an NHS Hospital Trust and is involved with a number of voluntary agencies working with refugees and asylum seekers, older people and those with dementia. She serves as a Town Councillor and was previously Mayor of Thornbury, Bristol. She also chairs a local Community Centre.

Phyllida has been listed as a Director of numerous organisations:
CompanyName Company Status Role Appointed Appointment Status Assets
THORNBURY CARNIVAL C.I.C. Active Director 2013-04-03 UNTIL 2014-06-30 RESIGNED
RECOOP Active Director 2010-09-20 UNTIL 2015-11-23 RESIGNED
THORNBURY ARTS FESTIVAL TRUST Active Director 2010-05-07 UNTIL 2016-01-05 RESIGNED £46,492 equity
 Phyllida also appears on the Age UK Bristol website:

History of the Research Forum

The forum had its first meeting late in 1997. It was based on an idea put forward by Age Concern Bristol (now Age UK Bristol) Trustee, Professor Phyllida Parsloe that one of the functions of Age Concern Bristol, beyond delivering services and campaigning, should be to communicate the results of relevant policy research to planners, managers, service providers and users in the Bristol area.

So after a lifetime of telling people what to do with disastrous results, Phyllida is going to tell yet more people what to do.

About the Research Forum

From the start, the forum illustrated this principle by working alongside Brunelcare, a Bristol based organisation that has been involved for over sixty years in providing support for older people of limited means, ranging from home care through to residential care. Over the last twenty years, quarterly meetings have been held in premises run by Brunelcare.

Care has been taken to select researchers whose work is of practical relevance to practitioners and managers. Most of the speakers have been from the Bristol area (particularly from the two universities in the city), though limited funds have occasionally enabled the Forum organisers to call upon researchers from further afield. Some of the speakers are regular attendees at Forum meetings. This adds depth to the linkages between the research and the policy communities. To enhance this service, summaries of speakers’ presentations (together with e-mail contact addresses) are circulated to people on the Forum mailing list. In this way, the results of research are disseminated to a wider group of people than those who are able to be at a particular meeting. In addition, there is an Information Exchange standing item on the agenda for each meeting and informal opportunities to meet over coffee before and during the break.

We would not be believed if we claimed that visible consequences flowed from every one of the 50+ talks given so far, but some positive outcomes can be identified, for instance, in terms of good practice in relation to dementia care; and the researchers themselves have been able to discuss with people present the sensitive issue of access to staff or service users in future projects. Equally important, the discussion, comments and questions that flow from the presentations have a broader effect on the overall climate in which valuable work in support of older people is undertaken. One obvious measure of success of the Forum lies in the fact that since 1997 the numbers attending have, if anything, tended to rise. The organisers of the Forum do listen to the audience and try to respond to their concerns by identifying and calling upon well based research that addresses their preoccupations.

 While searching for gen on Phyllida’s pal Olive, I noticed this obituary for social worker Elwyn Owens in The Guardian’s ‘Other Lives’ column published in Nov 2015, written by his wife Jane Owens:
Elwyn Owens became chair of the British Association of Social Workers
Elwyn Owens: Chair of the British Association of Social Workers

 

My husband, Elwyn Owens, who has died of cancer aged 76, worked throughout his life to improve the lives of children and vulnerable people, first as a social worker and then in various managerial positions in social services, including with Barnardo’s and ChildLine.

Elwyn was born in Stockport, Cheshire, to Thomas Owens, a builder, and Gladys (also born Owens), a housewife. However, he spent most of his childhood near Mold, in north-east Wales. After leaving Mold Alun grammar school at 16, he worked at a brickworks and the blood bank, both formative experiences, and then studied theology at London Bible College. He initially joined the probation service, but after qualifying as a social worker at Manchester University he switched in 1966 to become a social worker with Liverpool city council, rising swiftly to become district personal services officer in Everton. There he managed a busy team in a community facing significant deprivation, tackling numerous challenges with energy, imagination and commitment.

A lectureship in social work at Liverpool University led Elwyn to become active in the British Association of Social Workers, of which he eventually became chair. In 1980 he moved down to London to become Barnardo’s divisional director in the capital, where he was an early advocate of giving children a voice.

After a decade at Barnardo’s, Elwyn moved to Wales in 1992 to work for ChildLine, establishing its regional office in Manchester. The following year he went freelance, working for a number of local authorities and voluntary organisations in Wales, north-west England and London, not only with children and vulnerable adults but also with the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, assessing and making recommendations on a wide range of grant applications.

Throughout his life he was always willing to face difficult issues and to find creative and balanced ways of responding to them. He was a skilful strategist and problem-solver who encouraged others to grow in confidence a