Oliver’s Army

Previous posts have discussed the enormous support that Professor Oliver Brooke, the paediatrician from St George’s Hospital Medical School who was jailed for child porn offences in Dec 1986, received from his Top Doctor colleagues. An enormous number of Top Docs wrote to Lord Chief Justice Geoffrey Lane in support of Ollie when Ollie appealed against the length of his prison sentence in May 1987. Lane cut Ollie’s sentence, not because Ollie was wrongly convicted, but because Ollie had suffered enough and prison was not the place for a Top Doc like Ollie. Geoffrey Lane compared Ollie’s collection of child porn to a collection of cigarette cards. The portrait of Ollie painted in the media, as well as by his Top Doc colleagues, was of a sad man who had been tripped up by temptation. No-one was told that Ollie was the key figure in an international paedophile ring and was dealing in child porn on a huge scale, importing and exporting it. His colleagues knew that although Ollie had only been charged with the possession of a small number of images, he had kept a huge collection of child porn in two different offices and labs in the Medical School. A technician discovering cupboards and cupboards full of child porn had led to Ollie being charged. Ollie was also procuring the making of child porn. None of this was ever made public. The story was of a dedicated Top Doc and a scientific genius to boot who had endured a terrible trauma by being imprisoned. See post ‘Oliver!’.

My post ‘Too Many Pills’ discusses Ollie’s less than impressive contribution to academia, how virtually the only contribution that he did make once he was given a Chair was co-authored by Top Docs – who were facilitating the Westminster Paedophile Ring along with Ollie – after he was charged and published by a friendly journal Editor the month before Ollie’s Court appearance, to enable everyone to hear about Ollie’s cutting edge research. Furthermore, although Ollie was sacked after he was convicted and – it is assumed – struck off, after Ollie was released from prison, he published a number of papers until some three years after his release with his former Top Doc colleagues and he gave his affiliation as being St George’s Hospital Medical School. I was working at St George’s at the time, with the people with whom Ollie was co-authoring and no-one was told that this was happening. Ollie was discussed, but as a tragic figure from the past who had long gone.

In ‘Too Many Pills’ I discussed Baroness June Lloyd, the paediatrician who was appointed as Head of the newly created Dept of Paediatrics at St George’s in 1975, who appointed Ollie. June Lloyd and a whole constellation of her colleagues were facilitating organised abuse and it was no coincidence that she had appointed Ollie or indeed that Lloyd was appointed as Head of that Dept herself. St George’s had been facilitating serious criminal activity for decades – St George’s had the distinction of being the hospital at the centre of the Lord Lucan case; while St George’s were accusing Lady Lucan of insanity, despite that head wound, there was a dead nanny in her house and her husband fled the country (see previous posts)  – the Dept of Psychiatry there was the hub of the Westminster Paedophile Ring and had been since the early 1960s. Professor Desmond Curran was involved with organised abuse and Curran appointed other psychiatrists who were also involved with organised abuse; it was Curran who ‘treated’ Norman Scott, when Norman as a young man had a breakdown after being on the receiving end of Mr Thrope’s excesses. See post ‘Meet The Gwerin!’. The Dept of Obstetrics at St George’s was also facilitating organised abuse; the Head of Dept Professor Geoffrey Chamberlain was a good mate of Ollie’s, wrote to the Court in support of him and coauthored with Ollie after Ollie was released from prison.

My post ‘The Logic Of Medicine’ discussed yet more Top Docs who worked with Ollie and other abusers, were possibly abusers themselves and undoubtedly facilitated abuse, including the Westminster Paedophile Ring. They were all very, very big names with international reputations and many had held senior posts in universities overseas. They circulated around the UK’s most famous hospitals, including Great Ormond Street, St George’s, UCL and Guy’s and Tommy’s. I have discussed the facilitation of organised abuse at the Maudsley many times and in ‘The Logic Of Medicine’ I named yet more Top Docs at the Maudsley and at the London Hospital as well as in private practice who played a major role whom I had not named in earlier posts.

Neither was this just a problem with Top Docs of Ollie’s generation; it had been going on for at least the two previous generations and because nothing at all was done to stop it, by the 1970s, most of the UK’s biggest names in medicine were either directly involved or knew about it and kept quiet. The abusers held the most senior posts and were training everyone else; obviously a lot of docs will have been appalled but their careers would have come to a stop if they had blown the whistle. Then, because they had colluded as junior docs they couldn’t challenge it when they reached senior positions, they were culpable themselves and everyone would have gone down together.

I was discussing Ollie’s incredible bounce back after prison and international disgrace with Brown and he observed that ‘the well-connected are often aided by their social networks even after they’ve fallen from grace; people including them on publications and inviting them to dinner even though they haven’t got the fancy job or title any more. Not for them the benefit-level life in a hostel interspersed with periods of homelessness and repeat court appearances that characterises the lives of most ex-offenders.’

It is of course Ollie’s psychiatrist colleagues who supply the Court reports recommending how offenders and ex-offenders should be managed. I have mentioned before that after concealing the criminality of Dafydd and the gang, Professor Robert Bluglass and Drs Colin Berry and David Mawson were appointed as members of the Parole Board. Lay people might find this hard to believe, but every psychiatrist in the UK is aware of organised abuse that they are not challenging, a great many are actively facilitating it and more than a few are sexually exploiting/abusing people, including patients, themselves.

I mentioned on a comment following ‘The Logic Of Medicine’ that I didn’t think that I would have time to blog about some more Top Docs of interest who are viewed as some of the Founders Of Paediatrics, but having read their biographies, these Top Docs are just so wonderful that I decided to do them justice on this additional unplanned post.

  • ‘The Logic Of Medicine’ mentioned Dr Dr Pamela Davies, the paediatrician who was a member of one group of paedophiles’ friends who were at loggerheads with another group of paedophiles’ friends, but who all managed to remain united in their support of colleagues, including Ollie, who were abusing or facilitating abuse and the associated crime.
  • Dr Pamela Davies was the Top Doc behind the unlikely career move on the part of Anne Diamond, from that of someone who sat on a sofa conducting mind-numbing interviews with celebs which were broadcast on daytime TV, to Medical Expert Who Saved Babies Lives with her ‘Back To Sleep’ campaign. See post ‘The Logic Of Medicine’. The assistance of Top Doc Pamela was almost certainly the reason why the Top Docs establishment didn’t have Anne Diamond for breakfast when she made public that Top Docs’ advice to place babies on their bellies to sleep was raising the risk of cot death; Pamela knew about Ollie, the Westminster Paedophile Ring, Dafydd’s gang and much else and Pamela knew that all the other Top Docs with whom she worked knew as well.

Diamond’s stated interest in cot death was the death of her son Sebastian in 1991. I’m sure that it was deeply distressing for her, but Ann is the sort of journo turned celeb who would use anything to advance herself. Ann, a former journo on the ‘Bridgwater Mercury’, had already used her knowledge of what had happened to a girl from Bridgwater at the hands of Dafydd’s gang to bag herself a job on breakfast TV when she was otherwise indistinguishable from the myriad of boring not very bright young female journos who smiled in an anodyne fashion for the camera, so when Sebastian died and the shit re the girl from Bridgwater and her friends had just become deeper and deeper and the Top Docs were by then doing anything at all to cover it up, Anne took her chance. See post ‘The Turn Of The Screw’.

How Anne Diamond was tipped off that Pamela Davies would play ball I haven’t yet found out.

Pamela Davies learned at the knee of ‘formidable lady doctor’ Victoria Smallpeice (see post ‘The Logic Of Medicine’) and wrote Smallpeice’s biography for the Royal College of Physicians ‘Lives of the Fellows’ online:

Gwladys Victoria Smallpeice, b.27 May 1901 d.21 September 1991
MB BS Lond(1928) MA Oxon(1928) MD Lond(1930) MRCP(1931) DCH(1937) FRCP(1952)

Victoria Smallpeice was born in London, the youngest of three children of William Donald and Cicely Smallpeice… She began her education at a school in Rome, went on to an Anglican convent in Warminster and subsequently received private tuition. Her father, a general practitioner, moved from London to a rural practice in East Anglia at the age of 58. During the first world war, the 15-year old Victoria took over the practice bookkeeping from her mother and ‘. . . learned to dread the agonizing climax each quarter-day . . .’ as bills had to be presented to those who could not pay.

This Uncle Harryesque discourse of ‘ooh it was terrible when they couldn’t pay’ is now the only one that Top Docs are permitted to use when remembering The Olden Days, but the reality was that most Top Docs saw the transaction in a rather Thatcher like way as the equivalent of a grocer’s shop. If you don’t pay, I’m not treating you and many Top Docs, perhaps most, had no problem refusing to treat people who could not pay. That is why things like workers’ welfare societies were established and why Nye and others were convinced that the NHS would be a vote winner, as long as they could persuade the Top Docs to work in it, which most of them were refusing to until the gobs were stuffed with gold…

There is evidence that on the part of rich patients who were socially superior to Top Docs, the Top Docs would be told what to do, even to the extent of demanding that an organ be removed. As with a grocer’s shop, you put your order in and the Top Doc flogged you what you wanted.

At 17 years she worked with the VAD, nursing Army amputees awaiting artificial limb fitting at Roehampton Hospital. When she began her medical studies at the Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine for Women in 1923 she was a little older than her contemporaries who were mostly school leavers.

My post ‘Thought For The Day’ discussed the Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine for Women and the first/early women doctors. No they were not feminists and they did not have a particularly positive view of The Poor. They were usually seriously posh, often, like Victoria, from medical families and even the suffragettes among them were posh and not very charitable to The Poor.

One of them, Mary Fraser, who was to join her in practice later, remembers how Victoria stood out among them for her ‘. . . experience of the outside world . . .’ and for her obvious ‘. . . integrity and reliability.’ She was a Langton Scholar and acted as student demonstrator in the Royal Free’s departments of pharmacology and anatomy. On her infrequent weekends at home, her father would make Sunday appointments for patients requiring minor surgery so that Victoria could help him and she wrote that it was ‘. . . a very happy partnership.’ Her father died before she qualified. She occasionally spoke in later years of extreme poverty as a student in London.

By definition a female medical student of that era will not have been from a background of extreme poverty. Victoria may not have been given a very generous allowance by her family to sustain herself at university and she might have had to live in the manner of someone from a socio-economic group lower than that of her family while she was a student, but she won’t have been living in the sort of poverty that some people did at that time. Extreme poverty then meant 12 year old girls working as prostitutes to bring in some dosh or people giving their babies to other people because they could not afford to look after them; Victoria Smallpeice would never have lived like that, not even For A Wimmin’s Education at the Royal Free.

Her first post after qualifying was as house physician to the Royal Free’s children’s department.

Where she will have become aware, through various sources, of things like 12 year old prostitutes.

This was followed by a year as resident medical officer at the St Albans and Mid-Hertfordshire Hospital and in 1930 she began general practice in Oxford. Her surgery was in Broad Street, now part of Blackwell’s bookshop, and several well known artists were on her list.

Every Saturday morning she travelled to London, doing unpaid paediatric clinical assistantships successively at the Royal Free, 1930-32, the Hospital for Sick Children, Great Ormond Street, 1933-37, and the Infants Hospital, Vincent Square, 1937-39. Her paper on ‘Dysnopea, with special reference to the acute and paroxysmal forms’ was adjudged proxime accessit for the Hunterian gold medal in 1932. In 1938 she volunteered for full-time duty with the EMS and at the start of the second world war she was detailed to serve as medical officer in charge of the Children’s Hospital at Rycote Park, Oxon, and the children’s wards at the Radcliffe Infirmary. The war years brought a heavy load as the practice was also dealing with evacuee families and the patients of colleagues absent on active service,

Some war time evacuees were treated brutally, used sexually and as free labour. In one of the villages near to where I grew up in Somerset, two girls were evacuated to an horrendously cruel family who starved them, beat them and used them as servants in the house. Their parents were killed in the Blitz and I heard the tales of severe cruelty from a number of older people who remembered it all. There was very little interest taken in the welfare of the girls from any authorities and after their parents were killed there was no interest taken at all. While in Somerset, one of the girls sustained a head injury and subsequently died as a result. There were no questions asked of anyone.

When the old cow who had mistreated the girls died after a long and painful illness when I was about 17, the elderly people in the village remarked that she had been repaid ‘for what she did to those girls in the war’. These were retired Somerset farm workers who had all been thumped at school by the teachers, thumped by their parents and worked hard all of their lives for not much money, yet they remembered the girls all those years later. Those girls must have had a really bad time. No-one, Top Doctor or anyone else, stopped it.

and as Victoria’s reputation as physician and paediatrician grew she travelled long distances beyond Oxford to see patients.

In the 1930s, conditions in hospitals, including in children’s hospitals, were harsh. The parents of children with disabilities and not always severe ones either were routinely advised to institutionalise their children and forget about them. That advice was still being dispensed to the parents of learning disabled children in the 1960s, but some parents had started rebelling by then and refused to follow the advice. The parents who ignored the Top Docs’ words of wisdom usually did so because they had seen the terrible conditions in the long-stay hospitals for ‘subnormals’ and simply wouldn’t entertain the idea of placing their child there.

Richard Crossman’s ‘Diaries’ from his time as Secretary of State for the DHSS, 1968-70, contain passages in which he describes what he remembers of the asylums and hospitals for subnormals in Oxfordshire in the 1930s, when Crossman was an Oxfordshire Councillor. Crossman paints a terrible picture of those institutions such as Littlemore Hospital. When Crossman visited Littlemore, he was surrounded by what he remembers were women with long fingernails and unkempt unwashed hair, a la Gothic horror. Crossman was horrified. See post ‘Vested Interests Or Common Pool?’

Not only would Crossman, as a visiting Councillor, only have been shown the best parts of the institution, but he was a man who decades later in 1968 as Secretary of State tolerated Dafydd’s Dungeon and Gwynne’s lobotomies at the North Wales Hospital Denbigh and concealed the extent of the appalling mistreatment of patients at Ely and Cowley Road Hospitals because he feared that the Labour Gov’t would become embroiled in very serious scandal. Crossman politely asked Top Docs to stop the ‘cruelty’ to patients, they told him to sod off and Crossman left it at that and subsequently lied to the high profile whistleblower of the time, Barbara Robb, about having improved conditions. See previous posts.

That was in 1968; Cowley Road Hospital was in Oxford. Top Doctor Rosemary Rue witnessed such serious abuse and staff misconduct at Cowley Road that she was promoted on the back of her concealing it and then climbed higher and higher in Oxfordshire’s NHS as she concealed more and more abuse, including of children. There was an elite paedophile ring operating in the area, involving Oxford University. Rosemary Rue ended up as Dame Rosemary and was promoted to an ever higher level with each NHS reorganisation. Dame Rosemary ended her career as one of the very few Women in the highest echelons of NHS regional management at that time, reigning over Oxfordshire and a few neighbouring counties as well, after Ken Clarke and the Tories had introduced New Structures Of Management in the 1980s. See post ‘Uncle Harry’s Friends…’

As a Lady Doctor, Victoria Smallpeice would have been given responsibility for female patients of the sort whose condition so horrified Crossman in Littlemore Hospital in the 1930s.

In 1947 she was appointed as the first physician in charge and clinical director to the children’s department, United Oxford Hospitals, and as consultant paediatrician to the Oxford regional hospital board; positions she held until her retirement in 1966.

During the 1960s, Richard Crossman’s pal Dame Isabel Graham Bryce was the Chairman of the Oxfordshire Regional Health Board. The Dame was at the top of NHS governance in Oxfordshire for years and Richard Crossman loved her, because she kept a lid on all the scandal which festered away in the Oxfordshire NHS. The only time that Crossman became frustrated with the Dame was when he told her that the DHSS wanted to substantially increase the spending on the subnormal hospitals. The Dame told Crossman that she wouldn’t be wasting good money on subnormals and neither would the Top Doctors. All the other Chairmen of Regional Health Boards and their Top Docs took the same view.

The state of the asylums/subnormal hospitals were so bad that Crossman did want to improve them, although he was happy to lie to whistleblowers and conceal the worst. So Crossman gave the Regional Hospital Boards extra money for the subnormal hospitals. They accepted the money and spent it on something else. Crossman knew that they had done this. No-one was even challenged, let alone dismissed or told to give the dosh back. See previous posts.

The Chairmen of the RHBs when Crossman was Secretary of State were names who had been at the top of NHS governance for decades and they were still there decades later. They were usually aristocrats from local families and were often politicians. Crossman’s two big pals who were Chairmen of RHBs were Dame Isabel and Sir Desmond Bonham Carter, of the famous Liberal family. See previous posts.

In spite of handing the dosh for subnormal hospitals over the the RHBs only to see it spent on other things, Crossman remained a big fan of Dame Isabel, so he was endorsing the serious rot in Oxfordshire’s NHS. Crossman doubled up as one of Britain’s most senior members of the security services. They really were not interested in what was happening to the plebs, not even when the plebs’ kids were gang banged by senior politicians. Crossman was a Westminster Swinger himself, so it was very much the fox in charge of the hen coop.

In north Wales, the equivalent figure of Dame Isabel or Sir Desmond was Lord Lloyd Kenyon, Dafydd’s mate, who held multiple public positions including that of the most senior Freemason in north Wales. Lord Kenyon’s adult son Thomas Tyrell-Kenyon was known to be and was subsequently caught sexually abusing a boy in the care of the social services in north Wales in the late 1970s. No action was taken against Thomas, but after Thomas reported the boy for theft, the boy was sent to a detention centre. Among the stolen property were Polaroid porn pics of Thomas with the boy. The police recovered the stolen property and destroyed the photos. Lord Kenyon was a magistrate, a member of the North Wales Police Authority, Chairman of Clwyd Health Authority and President of UCNW… See previous posts. Thomas died from an AIDS-related condition in 1993.

I found out the other day that Lord Kenyon wasn’t the only high ranking Freemason with whom Dafydd was mates. Sir Gerard Vaughan, a psychiatrist who doubled up as a Tory MP for a Reading constituency, 1970-97, had full knowledge of the excesses of Dafydd and the gang and was always most helpful in not mentioning certain things that might expose Dafydd when supplying info in response to questions in the House (see previous posts), was the most senior Freemason in the Commons.

Two other very helpful Top Doctors in Oxfordshire who spent decades concealing the mountain of crap concealed below the Dreaming Spires were Gwynne the lobotomist’s mate Dr John Fisher ‘JOF’ Davies, the Senior Administrative Medical Officer to Oxfordshire Regional Health Board who was seconded to the Ministry of Health in the early 1960s and in terms of being an umbrella for Dafydd and Gwynne became even more effective when he was appointed honorary Top Doc to Lilibet in the mid-1960s and JOF’s colleague Dr John Revans, who held a number of senior roles in regional NHS management and governance which covered Oxfordshire. See post ‘Error Of Judgement?’.

Oxford University’s School of Medicine simply added to the invisibility of people who were targeted by those living high on the hog. The links between the long-standing ring in Oxfordshire and Dafydd’s gang in north Wales was strengthened by Top Doc Sir Charles Evans, who trained at Oxford, served as Principal of UCNW, 1958-84 and allowed Dafydd and Gwynne free reign to use UCNW as a vehicle for their trafficking business.

The numerous influential academics and politicians associated with Oxford University could only assist the organised abusers in their quest to continue their activities unhampered.

 

[Smallpeice] ran the department single handed until 1949, when a second consultant paediatrician was appointed, and to begin with she visited hospitals as far afield as Abingdon, Banbury, Cirencester and Swindon. Further consultant appointments in the region followed only slowly so she elected to buy, as one of her very few extravagances, one of the fastest cars then on the market to help cover the prodigious mileage.

I suspect that as with the living in extreme poverty as a student, Victoria’s obituarist is being economical with the truth here; if she splashed out on the fastest car on the market, Victoria probably treated herself on a few other occasions as well.

Victoria led her department by example: she was an astute clinician and her priority was always a high standard of care for her patients.

So how did Rosemary Rue end up a Dame and at the top of the tree after she witnessed events at Cowley Road Hospital? See post ‘Uncle Harry’s Friends…’

She achieved an easy rapport with the wide variety of families she met, whether from the poorest parts of the city, from academe, or from the surrounding countryside.

All other descriptions of Victoria suggest that she did not have an easy rapport with anyone.

On the other hand, junior staff members were sometimes in awe of her. She was intolerant of fools

Where’s the easy rapport with the whole spectrum of society from the rich man in his castle to the poor man at his gate gone? Smallpeice will have made it crystal clear that virtually everyone around her were fools and she wasn’t going to tolerate them. Particularly if they were below her in the pecking order.

and any clinical lapses on their part were often publicized by her throughout the department so that the lessons could be learnt by all.

Except for Dr Smallpeice obviously. This pedagogical method was just another example of the easy rapport.

Although this exposure was often to the considerable chagrin of the unfortunate perpetrators they usually came to hold her in affectionate respect and appreciated the worth of her bedside teaching,

They Respected her…

as well as her disinterested advice on their careers and her generosity to them in times of trouble.

She was renowned for her punctuality, however busy, and for the brevity of her telephone conversations. The latter, when concerned with patients or departmental matters, were always short and to the point and she had a tendency to replace the receiver when she had heard or said enough.

Smallpeice had such an easy rapport… I expect that she was ‘warm’, with a wonderful bedside manner and excellent with children

Consultant colleagues in other departments respected her for her integrity and for her knowledge of paediatrics, and entrusted her with the care of their own children.

Although paediatricians didn’t.

She was indefatigable in her teaching of nurses, undergraduates and postgraduates. Medical students were given a subject to explore in depth during their time on her wards. They later presented the fruits of their labours to her, after an excellent meal in her house on the Woodstock Road, and the ensuing discussions often reached a high standard.

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 She tried to initiate them into critical appraisal of the relevant literature, to get them to understand the role of community and social services for children, and the importance of the family and its environment on child health – in its widest sense. She was an original thinker and her many years in general practice had taught her the value of preventive medicine. Her contributions to medical literature were few but never slight and often showed her to be in advance of her contemporaries in her thinking.

Quality not quantity of course. I can only find two articles written by Smallpeice, both published in 1965 and one of which was co-authored by Pamela Davies.

In the late 1940s, beds and a sitting room for mothers of young inpatients were set aside in one of her wards and she initiated day patient care in the late 1950s in order to avoid separating infants and young children from their homes.

This transformation is attributed to a lot of the Top Docs who trained and mentored Ollie’s generation of paediatricians. If they had all put an end to the trauma of the previous regime under which kids were kept in hospital for weeks on end and their parents were told not to visit them because it would only upset the kids, then why was that still happening in so many children’s wards until well into the 1960s and no doubt in a few into the 1970s? Friendly children’s wards with brightly coloured walls are a relatively recent introduction; children’s wards were run on a sort of military basis with little emphasis on the emotional well-being of the kids until Ollie’s generation were in senior posts.

Necessary observation, investigations and treatment were undertaken in a special area of one of the children’s wards. She was aware that neonatal care should be greatly expanded and insisted that very careful figures for perinatal and neonatal mortality rates should be kept. She started regular meetings with a pathologist to discuss possible preventable factors in all such deaths long before this became standard practice. She also challenged the accepted dogma of the day which recommended initial starvation for newly born pre-term infants. She showed that by feeding them soon after birth serious hypoglycaemia, an acknowledged cause of brain damage in young infants, could be largely avoided.

I hadn’t come across this before. I knew about all sorts of other tortures such as not using anaesthetic on children because kids couldn’t feel pain and were only yelling because that’s what kids do, but I was unaware that not feeding very small underweight babies at death’s door was considered a good idea.

Her horror of iatrogenic disease reinforced her belief that documentation should always be made – with dates – of any changes in care made in neonatal units.

Fabrication of documentation, particularly if it looked as though trouble was on the horizon for a Top Doctor or the whole hospital, was routine in those days, indeed it was very common for documentation to simply not be completed even in cases where legislation demanded that it had to be, so Smallpeice was certainly a pioneer if she was keeping accurate records in order to detect iatrogenic problems.

Her joint exposure of the deteriorating social fabric of an Oxfordshire village, and its harmful effect on its child population, led to important changes there.

I hate to think of what Smallpeice did to this village and why.

But her particular fascination was with childhood urinary tract infection and by meticulous documentation of her cases over many years she showed that there could be serious long term implications of infections occurring in infancy and early childhood. Her monograph on the subject Urinary Tract Infection in Childhood and its Relevance To Disease In Adult Life, London, Heinemann, 1968, published after she retired, was impressive yet is rarely quoted or acknowledged.

Which tells us a lot about the regard in which Smallpeice was held in academic circles.

Victoria was very tall and dressed with quiet elegance. Her commanding presence belied her essential shyness

The cow who hung junior colleagues out to dry and when on the phone hung up on patients as well as everyone else was just a lost little girl at heart…

and her shrewd intelligence was often underestimated for she was extremely modest about her own achievements.

She just appeared to be stupid and didn’t enlighten anyone, not wanting to boast

She was generous with her ideas and encouraged research and links with other hospital and academic departments. She knew instinctively when her young colleagues’ progress on MD theses, or the arduous collection of clinical data, was flagging and would boost them along with her enthusiasm.

And with the public bollockings, to remind them that she didn’t suffer fools gladly

While she never shirked her share of administrative work, she disliked medical politics intensely. She occasionally admitted that this was sometimes detrimental to the department she ran so well for extra monies and adequate space were rarely allocated.

Such situations tend to arise if a senior Top Doc or academic is either very fair and gets trampled underfoot or is such an absolute bastard that the other bastards unite against them, rather than participate in the usual underhand dealing.

She had no office to call her own until a year before her retirement.

Victoria had really pissed people off then…

She was also wary of seeking financial support from pharmaceutical companies to fund meetings and avoided accepting hospitality or gifts from them, saying that it was morally wrong of doctors to do so.

The bonanza in terms of goodies from drug companies in the direction of Top Doctors came after Smallpeice’s time. It is interesting that she spoke up about that but not about the organised trafficking, illegal imprisonment and even murder of witnesses with which so many of her colleagues were involved.

She was a member of council of the British Paediatric Association, 1959-62, and was elected an honorary member in 1970. From 1965-66 she was president of the paediatric section of the Royal Society of Medicine.

After retirement Victoria retained a keen and critical interest in medicine though taking no further part in it.

Top Docs don’t often retire completely, being a Top Doc is a lifestyle. If they do retire completely it is usually because they have fallen out with their former colleagues in a big way.

An architect nephew designed a small house for her next to the larger one she had lived in for many years. She created a delightful garden there and was generous in sharing its produce with jaded city workers who visited her. She never married, but was devoted to her family circle of all ages, entertaining them, friends, and ex-colleagues, with the help of her secretary-cum-housekeeper and friend, Daphne Jones, who – like Victoria – was an excellent cook.

I wonder if Daphne was what used to be politely called ‘a companion’, which was often a same sex partner?

She enjoyed having more time for the visual arts, for reading and for travel, particularly to favourite haunts in France and Italy. She grew old with grace and enjoyed conversation to the end. On her 90th birthday she was still recovering from broken bones following a fall but delighted in the many cards received from ex-staff. Many of those who worked with her have acknowledged her considerable influence over their medical practice. Victoria Smallpeice was indeed a remarkable woman.

Smallpeice died in Sept 1991, so she was there to contribute to the Save Dafydd And Gwynne effort; there was a long-standing association between the ring in Oxfordshire and the ring in north Wales and she will have been happy to assist old Oxford buddy Sir Charles Evans and his troubled ship.

Victoria Smallpeice features on Oxford University’s website, in the section ‘A History of Paediatrics at Oxford’:

Dr Victoria Smallpeice FRCP (1901–1991) qualified at the Royal Free Hospital in 1928 and became a general practitioner in Oxford. While in Oxford, she still went to London on Saturdays to do unpaid clinical assistant work in paediatrics. Victoria became the first Physician in Charge and Clinical Director to the Children’s Department, United Oxford Hospitals in Oxford and also the first Consultant Paediatrician to the Oxford Regional Hospital Board, between 1947 to 1966. She was a member of council of the British Paediatric Association between 1959 to 1962, and was elected an honorary member in 1970. She was President of the Paediatric Section of the Royal Society of Medicine from 1965 to 1966.

Victoria Smallpeice practised long enough to see her speciality infiltrated by paedophiles who then expanded their activities to form an international trafficking ring and some of those whom she trained were fully on board with that ring. Smallpeice lived to see  Ollie convicted and the whole profession protect him and remain silent about the serious organised crime in which he played a key role. Smallpeice was still alive when allegations of a VIP paedophile ring operating in north Wales/Cheshire appeared in the media and she lived through the first part of the North Wales Police investigation.

Smallpeice knew the Top Docs in Oxfordshire who were providing big umbrellas for Gwynne, Dafydd and the gang.

 

Victoria Smallpeice is credited with launching the career of Top Doc Christopher ‘Kit’ Ounsted, the first paediatric neurologist in the UK. Obituaries and biographies for Ounsted leave one with the impression that, like Smallpeice, his academic achievements weren’t quite what they should have been and his interpersonal skills were lacking as well.
  • Christopher Ounsted, physician, born 8 August 1921, married 1945 Margaret Wilder (died 1988; one son, three daughters), died Oxford 7 October 1992.

IN 1948, when there was no speciality of paediatric neurology in Britain, Dr Victoria Smallpiece, the distinguished paediatrician, launched it in Oxford in the shape of Kit Ounsted. Despite his distaste for self-promotion, the divergent eccentricity of his scientific viewpoint, and the prejudice inherent in the various subjects of his interest, his work won international recognition in each of its phases.

The ‘divergent eccentricity of his scientific viewpoint’ sounds worrying, although because there were no other paediatric neurologists, winning ‘recognition’ won’t have been difficult for Kit.

Ounsted’s core concept of Developmental Medicine as the science of biographies still remains ahead of its time, but through it he altered the thinking and the lives of many people who worked with him and later achieved success in many of its component fields – psychology, social work, occupational therapy, learning difficulties, paediatrics and psychiatry.
These were the disciplines where there was the biggest problem of professionals and academics facilitating organised abuse.

 

The 1950s and 60s were probably the worst era for ‘research’ on human participants, including children. Ethics and informed consent were non-existent and people like Kit just did what they wanted. No-one even thought to question what was going on unless matters became seriously embarrassing as a result of so many people dying a la William Sargant’s ‘research’ at Tommy’s. Even Sargant was not actually stopped. Top Docs could do pretty much anything to kids with psych/neurological disorders without being questioned. It was why those kids were so often targeted by abusers; no-one was going to ask why they were so distressed and if anyone saw them being assaulted, loyalty to one’s colleagues and the notion that subnormal kids just did not matter won the day. Why else did Jimmy Savile and others like him target them??

Working with Issy Kolvin produced a notable sequence of papers on childhood psychoses as well as important work on forensic child psychiatry. In the late 1960s he realised the potential value of surgical treatment of childhood epilepsy and, with the meticulous records kept by Lindsay, was later able to publish a definitive study. The epilepsies also provided the stimulus for a study of sex differences in disease which allowed him to formulate his brilliant hypothesis on the function of the human Y chromosome years ahead of the structural evidence and a measure of his astonishing biological grasp. At the same time he was assisting his wife, Margaret, with her studies of foetal growth and early childhood development following various sorts of difficult beginnings.

Husband and wife Top Doc teams are invaluable in facilitating abuse. The Top Docs may well be in it together but they will always be treated as independent professionals capable of holding their spouse to account and even acting as second opinions for each other’s patients. Tony and Sadie Francis did this in north Wales; I have mentioned many times previously that the patients had no idea of the degree of wrongdoing with which the Drs Francis were involved, but even if the Drs Francis had not been facilitating serious wrongdoing, there should have been more questions raised about Sadie being asked to provide second opinions on, or take over the care of, patients who had refused to see Tony or whom he had refused to see.

Routine clinical work brought him the burden of child abuse and he was early among those drawing attention to it. He used the Mother’s House, which he had had built adjacent to the hospital to provide accommodation for mothers of patients, to investigate the many tragedies of human bonding failure which appeared but always in the spirit of therapy. Even his brilliance in giving evidence in court he saw as a potential basis for reconciliation. He launched several research endeavours and it was Ounsted who described ‘gaze aversion’ as a symptom in the children and as a response by authorities.

This thinking is all now usually considered to be deeply flawed stuff. Top Docs’ are often spoken of showing ‘brilliance’ in Court; although Top Docs usually in public admire the brilliance of each other, they are at an advantage when being brilliant in Court in that usually no-one else in the Court, except for other Top Docs giving evidence, has no knowledge at all of their subject. Barristers can be very good at taking apart arguments but again and again one can read the evidence provided by Top Docs in Court and not just by idiots like Dafydd either and conclude that no-one else in that Court knew that a minority opinion was being expressed or work that was seriously flawed was referenced. As with Roy Meadow when he invented a mental illness, got his stats very badly wrong in the witness box and innocent people were jailed as a result (see previous posts), no-one questions even the biggest idiocies.

Ounsted returned to his study of temporal lobe epilepsy and completed,with Lindsay and Richards, the follow-up of patients, whom he had cared for beginning in the late 1940s, never losing sight even of one of those 100 biographies.

He always insisted on describing himself as a ‘physician’. He saw further specialisation as essentially divisive in medicine. His role as one of the most important investigators and teachers of his generation he regarded as merely contained within his obligations as a doctor. He was apt to appear brusque with those who thought otherwise. This, together with a general disinclination to join in the rituals of medical life and an unwillingness to explain himself beyond a certain limit of simplification, kept him from the honours that his worth commanded.
I am very critical of the careers of Top Doctors being underpinned by dinners, fine wines and their clubbability, but a description like this in an obituary suggests that Kit had serious communication problems.
 

He was intensely private, shy, with poor skills in trite discourse.

This is probably code for ‘he could not talk to people especially his patients’.

His communications were allegorical, lateral, derived from a vast knowledge of literature.

Evan a very bright child is going to find that hard to cope with.

Indeed he regarded the serious study of a decent novel as a better preparation for a psychiatrist than learning the contents of a textbook.

The literary classics can say more about human emotions than the DSM Check List For Nutters, but Kit was Doing Neurology, which is a rather different matter.

Only those who were Kit Ounsted’s students or patients truly understood his worth, recognised his endless capacity to perceive their human needs, to realise their strengths and release their potential.

In Kit’s day the views of students and patients were given even less value than they are now and while members of those groups will be very frank about Top Docs to each other, they don’t tend to be to Top Docs themselves. Even now, a mention of even very serious misconduct on the part of a Top Doc to another Top Doc usually results in a tight-lipped expression and a comment of ‘Well we don’t need to talk about this anymore do we?’ Top Docs really cannot cope with being faced with the evidence of the failures of their profession and when it becomes so glaringly obvious that it cannot be avoided the solution is for the patient to fuck off to another planet.

 

Kit’s colleagues John and Corinne Hutt were child psychologists, who specialised in autism and the study of play. After his death, the magazine of the British Psychological Society, ‘The Psychologist’, published a tribute to John Hutt, written by ‘James Hartley and Keele colleagues’.

Professor John Hutt, 1935-2017:

Professor Sidney John Hutt, holder of the 2nd Chair in Psychology at the University of Keele from 1973-1995, died on 9 January, 2017.

Keele University is located in Staffordshire and by the 1970s it had become clear that Keele was employing staff who had concealed the big abuse ring in Staffordshire as well as organised abuse in other areas of the UK. The scale of the problem at Keele became evident when the institution employed Peter Righton, the notorious paedophile who was also a social work academic publishing work explaining how beneficial to children sex with adults was. Righton worked in many capacities with others who abused or concealed abuse, including the senior social worker and Gov’t adviser Barbara Kahan who, along with her husband child psychiatrist Vladimir Kahan, facilitated abuse in Oxfordshire and concealed the extent of abuse in Staffordshire. See post ‘Always On The Side Of The Children?’

Olive Stevenson, who pushed all the boats out in order to conceal abuse, held a Chair in Social Work at Keele before taking up a Chair at Nottingham University. Stevenson’s close friend/partner Phyllida Parsloe trained as a social worker at St George’s and was someone else who spent a lifetime facilitating organised abuse. Parsloe held Chairs at Aberdeen and at Bristol Universities and in retirement Chaired an NHS Trust in Bristol. See post ‘Vested Interests Or Common Pool?’

Keele offered a home to people who denied the dreadful extent of the North Wales Child Abuse Scandal. Jane Tunstill, who served on the Jillings investigation into the abuse of children in the care of Clwyd County Council, 1974-93, was given a Chair at Keele. The Jillings panel famously admitted that the abuse of kids in Clwyd had been serious and inexcusable but they did not dare admit how serious and neither would they comment when they were asked if a paedophile ring with links to other parts of the UK was in operation. Very wise, particularly as John Jillings, the Chairman, was the former Director of Social Services for Derbyshire and the gang in Wales exchanged staff and paedophiles with Derbyshire. See post ‘It’s A Piece Of Cake…’

Charlotte Williams, who spent most of her career as a social worker in north Wales, was also given a Chair at Keele. The Gwerin hated Charlotte and gave her a very bad time but she was kind enough not to grass up the whole lot of them nonetheless. Charlotte grew up in Bethesda and spent years and years of her working life as a social worker in practice in north Wales. She could not have not noticed what was going on, her colleagues were legendary, particularly in Bethesda, their brutality and serious neglect of the most needy was commented upon on a daily basis by the neighbours. See previous posts for info on Charlotte.

Keele graduates of note include Michael Mansfield:

And dear old Alun Michael, Wales’s first FM upon the creation of Wales’s National Assembly, which is packed to the rafters with people like Alun who have spent decades ignoring the serious organised crime in every direction in which they look:

Alun Michael

Paedophiles’ friend Jane Hutt has of course played a starring role in the Welsh Assembly since the day that it opened its doors and Jane is the social worker daughter of Prof Michael Hutt, a pathologist at Tommy’s. See previous posts. I have not been able to find out if John Hutt of Keele is anything to do with Jame the Wimmin’s Friend, but it is certainly possible. If anyone can clarify, do let me know…

John initially studied psychology as an undergraduate at Manchester University (where he met his first wife, Corinne)

Manchester University heaved with Top Docs, psychologists and other academics who were colleagues and friends of Dafydd and Gwynne and their associates. See eg. posts ‘The Discovery Of A Whole New Galaxy…’, The Science of Animal Behaviour’, ‘Vested Interests Or Common Pool?’ and ‘The Logic Of Medicine’. A number of Dafydd’s gang, including Tony and Sadie Francis and Tony Roberts, trained and/or worked at Manchester University.

and he then completed his national service at RAF Farnborough. He and Corinne then joined forces in Oxford (where he was a member of the faculty of the Experimental Psychology Department and a Fellow of St Catherine’s College)

Experimental Psychology in John Hutt’s day at Oxford had little to do with human beings, let alone children in distress. Even in 1980, the psychology degree at Oxford was what Brown described as ‘rats in mazes’, which was what put Brown off going there. St Catherine’s College Oxford was the domain of the Oxford bigwig Professor Alan Bullock, who pre-St Catherine’s College, had been a colleague of Richard Crossman’s at New College, Oxford. Like Crossman, Bullock worked and recruited for the British security services. It was probably Bullock who recruited Peter Mandelson, when Mandy was at St Catherine’s. Bullock and Crossman interpreted their duty to national security in the same way: to conceal a mass of sex offenders who occupied high places. Bullock’s network extended to many of those we know and love. See post ‘A Study In Tyranny’.

and together they embarked on research into childhood autism and play. 

John and Corinne joined the psychology department at the University of Keele in 1973, when he took up the second professorial appointment in psychology (after Ian Hunter). At Keele John and Corinne lead several large grant-funded research teams which resulted in numerous publications – chief among which were: Direct Observation and Measurement of Behaviour, Behaviour Studies in Psychiatry, Early Human Development, The Young Child at Home, and Play, Exploration and Learning.  Unfortunately Corinne died suddenly in 1978 and – largely as a consequence of this – John devoted the last fifteen years of his academic life mainly to teaching.

John was a keen footballer (he played for Wolverhampton Wanderers before going to Manchester University) and musician. His wit, talent and enthusiasm for psychology is already sorely missed. John leaves behind two sons, Simon and Mathew, and 5 grandchildren – Samuel, Daniel, Bryony, Lily and Findlay.

Matthew is now a consultant clinical psychologist and so the good work continues.

Matthew is flying the flag and Helping People no matter what evidence emerges re his dad and mum and their colleagues.

Dr Matt Hutt can be found on the website of something called Newbridge, which boasts that it is the National Centre for Eating Disorders concerned with eating disorders in young people. Newbridge appears to be an assortment of bungalows and Wimpey houses and has been rated ‘outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission.

The bungalows of Newbridge tell us that:

Dr Matt Hutt is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist with over 20 year’s experience within the NHS, university and private sectors. He has taught extensively on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy both in the UK and abroad and was previously director of the Postgraduate Diploma in CBT with Staffordshire University.

Dr Hutt qualified as a clinical psychologist at Sheffield University in 1994 and has been a Chartered Clinical Psychologist since 1996. He worked in Child and Family Services in Lincolnshire before moving to a post within the Eating Disorders Service in Stafford. Dr Hutt continued his work with young people on a sessional basis, before taking the opportunity to work with the world renowned Eating Disorders Research groups at Oxford and Leicester Universities. Whilst in Oxford, Dr Hutt undertook his Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) at the Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre.

On his return to Staffordshire in 2004, Dr Hutt managed locality psychology services whilst developing a nationally recognised CBT training course. He has continued to further his own clinical skills at centres of excellence in the UK and USA and has expertise in treating eating disorders, anxiety disorders, depression and low self- esteem with CBT. Dr Hutt has been working in private practice since 2004. He is a member of the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy and was awarded Associate Fellowship of the British Psychological Society

  • Dr Hutt has been an editor and contributor to the European Eating Disorders Review
  • Dr Hutt is an accredited CBT therapist with the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies

Dr Matt has passed through many of the hubs of the Westminster Paedophile Ring then, but he seems to have missed St George’s. Perhaps he can spend some time with them soon.

Dr Matt can also be found on the net advertising his private CBT practice at Midland Psychiatry and Psychology, Rugeley. Dr Matt caters for many people at his private practice, services are offered for problems re emotional and physical abuse, PTSD, body dysmorphic disorder, low self-esteem, anxiety and stress etc, the same range as offered by Dafydd’s gang in north Wales. Furthermore Dr Matt is advertising his membership of BABCP, the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies.

The BABCP caused much entertainment in north Wales when it was discovered that the abusers of the Arfon Community Mental Health Team were not only members but also held all the offices of the North West Wales branch. Someone asked me if I knew about this ‘dodgy organisation that is pretending to be a real psychotherapists association, but it’s just the gang’. I did know about it, I discovered the joys of the BABCP years ago.

The Arfon abusers were organising BABCP seminars on Compassionate Therapy, it was quite something, particularly as Keith Fearns had a go at intimidating me on the day of one of the Compassionate Therapy events. Then Fearns and the gang started holding joint events with other branches of the BABCP in England. That was after Fearns and co had finally been sacked for the severe neglect of their clients and I was told ‘that lot are going to set themselves up as private therapists now that they’ve been sacked’. That is just what they did. BABCP accredited! Compassionate Therapy from a gang of paedophiles and perjurers! Huw Edwards on BBC News even interviewed Fearns about the ‘need for more people like you Keith’. I received a phone call asking me if I had just seen the BBC News and what the fuck was going on…

See previous posts for info on the BABCP, which has deliberately confused itself with the BACP to mislead people and of course for info on the people traffickers of north Wales who joined the BABCP.

The Plaid MP for Arfon, Hywel Williams, attended one of Keith’s BABCP one day conferences on Therapy. Held in memory of the abusive people trafficking bitch social worker Shelia Jenkins, mother of Sarah Jenkins, who was on the psychology degree at Bristol University with Gordon Brown’s wife Sarah. See previous posts.

 

It goes without saying that John, Corinne and Dr Matt will almost certainly have some sort of connection with the School of Psychology at Bangor University, Dafydd’s network, Prof Fergus Lowe’s network, Prof Mark Williams’s Mindfulness practitioners and the rest of the merry crowd who have built empires upon the bodies of the kids in care and Empowered Service Users of north Wales.

 

‘Males and Females’ is a book by Corinne Hutt; the first edition was published in 1972.

‘Early Human Development’ by Sidney John Hutt and Corinne Hutt was published by Oxford University Press in 1973.
This is one of Corinne and John’s more well-known contributions:
John and Corinne were busy during Dafydd and the gang’s Peak Paedophile Years…
  • Kit Ounsted’s colleague Issy Kolvin was Professor Israel Kolvin. Issy’s obituary was published in the Indie in
  • Israel Kolvin, psychiatrist: born Johannesburg 5 May 1929; Professor of Child Psychiatry, Newcastle University 1977-90; John Bowlby Foundation Professor of Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Royal Free Hospital Medical School, London 1990-94, Emeritus Professor of Child Psychiatry 1994-2002; married 1954 Rona Idelson (one son, one daughter); died London 12 March 2002.

Child and adolescent psychiatry entered a new phase of its short existence in the early and mid-1960s. The subject, previously dominated by psychoanalytic theories, especially those formulated by Sigmund and Anna Freud as well as by Melanie Klein and Donald Winnicott, then became open to empirical research studies aiming to investigate the nature, extent and causes of emotional and behavioural disorders in the general child population. The findings of these epidemiological and clinical studies have had an important impact on policies for children and for the development of services. For at least two decades, the UK led the world in this approach and still plays a major role. For four decades, Israel Kolvin was right in the forefront among those who pioneered such work.

Kolvin’s early life was not easy. He was born in Johannesburg in 1929; his father died when he was six years old and subsequently his family suffered significant financial hardship. He went early to the University of Witwatersrand, but had to take some years out of his medical studies to earn enough money to continue. During those years out, he successfully completed a BA degree in Psychology and Philosophy before he returned and qualified in medicine.
As a young doctor in the mid- and late 1950s, he worked on the wards and in the admitting room of Baragwanath Hospital in Soweto. The malnutrition on the children’s wards and the severe psychiatric conditions presenting in the emergency room both made a profound impression on him. As an undergraduate, he had read much Freudian psychology, so it was natural that he should consider a career in psychiatry. With few training opportunities open to him in South Africa, Kolvin obtained a place on a psychiatric training scheme in Edinburgh. Attracted by the approach of one of the consultant child psychiatrists there, Margaret Methven, he decided to specialise in this subject and went to Oxford to work with the brilliantly original Kit Ounsted.
It’s certainly a small world if you’re a member of Oliver’s Army. Member of Oliver’s Army Professor David Hall, a St George’s graduate who later became Prof of Paediatrics at Sheffield University, popped over to work at Baragwanath Hospital with his wife Top Doc Susan Hall after they retired. David Hall’s colleague with whom he published is Expert on autism Dr Gillian Baird of Guy’s and Tommy’s. I have been told that Gillian is the sister of the notorious Professor Mark Baird, a chemist at Bangor University who achieved high office under a former Bangor VC, Prof Roy Evans.
Roy Evans promoted all paedophiles’ friends to senior positions and Baird ended up as a PVC. Baird took the opportunity to bully my PhD supervisor and his wife out of their jobs and handed over responsibility for a sizeable Dept of which my PhD supervisor had built up and was Head, to Meri Huws, former social worker and colleague of a gang who trafficked kids in care from Bangor to Dolphin Square and other places. Meri ran the Dept into the ground, the University faced a number of cases of unfair dismissal and complaints of disability discrimination thanks to Meri and after destroying everything that she touched at Bangor, Meri moved on. Along the way Meri had affairs with AMs Alan Pugh and Andrew Davies and is rumoured to have been a bedfellow of Rhodri’s as well. Meri is now the Welsh Language Commissioner and she can’t do that either. See eg. ‘People With Energy’.

Mark Baird had not finished after he forced my PhD supervisor and his wife out of their jobs. Baird provided much help for the career of a young postdoc at Bangor after realising that this young man, as a child, had been a neighbour of mine and that his parents and the rest of the family had been witnesses to the serious criminality of the gang. Baird bought his silence with a career but then the Top Docs made damn sure that this young man’s his mum and dad did not receive timely diagnoses and treatment for serious conditions and they both died years before they should have.

Read about the adventures of David and Susan Hall and Mark and Gillian Baird in ‘The Logic Of Medicine’.

Kolvin was highly productive in research in Oxford, carrying out a particularly important study comparing children with autism and those with psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia. Prior to this work there had been considerable confusion about the status of autism as a psychotic or a developmental disorder, and Kolvin’s work, still quoted, clarified the issue considerably and, with other studies, firmly established autism as a developmental condition.

Newcastle. The centre of the big ring in the North East of England which fed Dafydd’s gang staff and children. Newcastle University was the academic centre of the ring. Newcastle University supplied Dr Neil Davies and Prof Bob Woods to Dafydd’s gang, who were essential cogs in the north Wales machine. Neil Davies was a Top Doc who only recently retired and Bob Woods ran the clin psychology course in north Wales for decades and got rid of the whistleblowers. Bob Woods is also a UK Expert on Dementia Care – that’s gone well hasn’t it Bob?? – and in his spare time Bob is a lay preacher. Bob used to be a neighbour of Meri Huws and Knew All About The Goings On Next Door.
The ring in Newcastle also supplied Matt Arnold and Peter Howarth to Bryn Estyn in 1973, the year that Dr Matt’s mum and dad published their Famous Book on Play and Learning. Arnold and Howarth had worked in Axwell Park Approved School in Gateshead. The abuse of kids there and at other locations in the Newcastle area was concealed at Gov’t level by Ernest Armstrong, who in the 1960s was a Sunderland Borough Councillor and Chair of the Education Committee. Ernest later became a Labour MP for a Durham constituency and was the man who ensured that Miranda bagged the safe seat of Sedgefield. Ernest’s daughter Hilary succeeded Ernest in his seat. Baroness Hilary was a member of Miranda’s inner circle. See post ‘The Most Dangerous Man In The World – Part III’.
It was all pretty watertight up in the North East in Miranda’s fortress. Chris Mullin, Mo Mowlam, Mandy, Alan Milburn et al, they all stood shoulder to shoulder.
Mr Big who oversaw it all at Newcastle University was the Bastard of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Dafyd and Gwynne’s mate, Top Doc Lord John Walton. Walton was a psychiatrist, neurologist and neurosurgeon. He knew Issy…
[Issy] seized the opportunity of the existence of a cohort of children born in the city in 1947, the so-called Thousand Family Study, to study the effects of social deprivation and disadvantage from one generation to the next. He was able to show significant movement over time towards improved social conditions in a number of individuals, demonstrating that children living in deprivation could overcome their disadvantages, but that there was also significant inter-generational continuity.
 

Another of his achievements in Newcastle was an evaluation of the effectiveness of different forms of psychotherapy delivered in schools. This was groundbreaking work, published in an influential book, Help Starts Here (1981).

Lord John Walton, giving every indication that Help will be starting soon:

  • Dr Dafydd Alun Jones

Many believed psychotherapy was not capable of evaluation, but this study demonstrated not only that it was possible, but that meaningful results with significant implications for practice could be obtained.

Kolvin had been appointed to a personal chair in Newcastle in 1977 to become one of the first chair holders in child psychiatry.

Neil Davies and Bob Woods arrived in north Wales in the late 1970s/early 80s. Issy will have worked with them. By the time that Issy was given that Chair, masses of kids from the North East were being sent to children’s homes in north Wales. Some of John Allen’s biggest customers were the local authorities in the North East. Dafydd and John Allen seemed to have a hotline to a number of Directors of Social Services up there, particularly Brian Roycroft, who advertised the services provided by John Allen’s establishment Bryn Alyn to other senior officers in local authorities in the North East. See previous posts.

There were complaints of serious abuse of the children in north Wales made to the local authorities in the North East, but still the children were sent. John Allen had already served his first prison sentence for the abuse of children by the time that he established Bryn Alyn. He served another prison sentence for child abuse in the 1990s and is in prison at the moment for er child abuse. John Allen will probably be appointed Children’s Commissioner when he comes out. Or become a people’s peer and serve as Minister for Children.

 

In 1990 [Issy] made a bold late career move when he was appointed to the John Bowlby Chair of Child and Family Mental Health jointly held at the Royal Free Hospital and the Tavistock Clinic in London.

In 1987-88, the excesses of the ring in the North East had led to the Cleveland Child Abuse Scandal (see post ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas and the Culprits Were Named’). In 1990, the North Wales Police launched their investigation into a possible VIP paedophile ring in north Wales and Cheshire. I had begun working at St George’s and was gradually being forced out of my job there and at the same time was being repeatedly taken to the High Court on the grounds of the perjury of the gang in north Wales, who were trying to have me imprisoned. Thatch appointed Sir Peter Morrison, who was abusing kids in north Wales, Chester and elsewhere, as her PPS in July 1990 days after I had escaped imprisonment and Morrison subsequently served as Thatch’s campaign manager when Thatch was challenged for the Leadership of the Tory Party towards the end of 1990. Edwina Currie confirmed in her ‘Diary’ that during 1990, the Tories were very very frightened that Peter Morrison’s activities were going to become public. See ‘The Bitterest Pill’ for the chronology of events in 1990, the judges and politicians involved and their links to each other.

No wonder Issy was sent to HQ in London, reinforcements were needed. The Royal Free and the Tavi were already host to pals of the gang in north Wales. Tony Francis knew people at the Tavi very well but I don’t know who.

This was quite a challenge. The Tavistock Clinic, though productive in theory and in the development of psychotherapeutic approaches, had not previously shown itself to be particularly sympathetic to empirical, hypothesis-testing research. Kolvin’s combination of modest persuasiveness, doggedly applied over time, produced highly positive results and a significant number of empirical studies were launched under his guidance. A multi-centre (London, Athens and Helsinki) study of the effectiveness of psychotherapy in depressed children, and a comparative study, published only a fortnight before Kolvin’s death, of two types of psychotherapy applied to sexually abused girls, are particularly notable.
Dr Dafydd Alun Jones

 

Throughout his career Kolvin was supportive to young researchers. A number of his staff, including Rory Nicol, Ian Goodyer, Marnie van der Spuy and Stuart Fine went on to work productively in senior posts in the UK and abroad.

Expanding the net…

He shouldered major responsibilities in his field, holding senior positions, including the Treasurership, in the Royal College of Psychiatrists and acting as Chair of the Second Opinion Panel of the Cleveland Inquiry in which accusations of sexual abuse were rigorously tested.

The extent of the scandal was concealed by the Chair of the Inquiry Lord Elizabeth Butler-Sloss. See previous posts.

Butler-Sloss was the sister of Lord Michael Havers, who when Attorney General was known to have blocked the prosecution of members of the Westminster Paedophile Ring, including that of Sir Peter Hayman, the diplomat. Michael Havers was the Tory MP for Wimbledon, where Geoffrey Chamberlain and many other Top Docs and senior staff lived. Sir Cecil Havers, the father of Michael and Elizabeth, concealed the Westminster Paedophile Ring in a previous generation. See previous posts.

Tory child abuse whistleblower: 'I supplied underage rent ...

 

Issy Kolvin was a serious workaholic who always had difficulty leaving his desk. He was dictating research papers until a couple of days before his death. But he was, in addition, a warm, compassionate man, immensely concerned about the children and families under his clinical care. With Rona, a greatly supportive wife for over 40 years, he built a wonderfully happy family life. His close family helped him to face, with bravery and stoicism, the test of a dreadful, prolonged final illness.

Prof Philip Graham wrote that heartfelt tribute to Issy.

There is a whole website dedicated to Issy and his work www.kolvin.psych.net
and an extensive account of his work is provided there, as well as biographical information.
Extracts from the website:
About Israel Kolvin:

Prof. Israel Kolvin

Issy Kolvin was one of the leading psychiatrists of his generation. Having qualified in medicine in South Africa, he came to the United Kingdom… His contribution was recognised early when, aged 35, he was appointed head of the Nuffield Unit at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, transforming the unit into an international centre of excellence…His work there included the direction of the seminal 1,000 Family Study, a long-term study of Newcastle families, which enhanced understanding of the transmission of deprivation, criminality and mental illness across generations. 

Issy was profoundly affected by his early life experiences. The loss of a father and consequent poverty was compensated for by a loving mother and sisters, who fought hard to ensure that he completed his education. The notion of “protective factors”, the reasons why people are able to cast off the shackles of their deprived backgrounds, underlay much of his later work. 

At the age of 61, when most professionals are winding down, Issy was appointed to a Chair at the Royal Free Hospital and the world-renowned Tavistock Clinic in London…While building a new academic department of child psychiatry he directed key research on the benefits of psychotherapy for depressed and sexually abused children, and established links between being abused and becoming an abuser.

This work of Issy’s proved very useful to gangs like Dafydd’s. Because Everyone Knows that kids who’ve been abused Become Abusers, kids who have dared to make complaint or have Been Helped, either as children or adults, can very easily be accused of Abuse. Their denials simply serve to show how Very Guilty they are. Everyone knew that this game was being played in north Wales. It’s why two Empowered Service Users whom I knew were too frightened to report serious crimes that they had witnessed: one knew of a policeman in Bethesda who was battering the living daylights out of his wife and another knew about the abuse of a child in Holyhead. Both of these people told me that they would not report the matters because ‘they’ll accuse me and say that because I was abused, I have turned into an abuser’.

Patient F did report child abuse, on three occasions. He was denied access to his own baby on a permanent basis after reporting the abuse. There was no evidence at all that F had ever abused any kids, so he had to just be spoken of as a ‘possible risk’, rather than a real risk. ‘Possible risk’ serves all purposes, no evidence at all is needed or nothing even approaching evidence. A malicious smear will serve the purpose nicely. Not that F had ever been abused himself, goodness knows what would have happened if he had have come from a difficult background. His baby was still placed with a family containing two people who were known to be abusers…

Issy. The Children’s Champ. It isn’t as if Issy didn’t know that this was the result of his Ground-Breaking Work On Abused Children. The reason for the Cleveland Child Abuse Scandal were allegations that hundreds of children had been anally raped by people who had never been in trouble in their lives. See previous posts. The allegations were made by Top Docs and social workers who were part of a network of corrupt professional people facilitating an international trafficking ring, a number of whom were colleagues of Issy…

This work continued for nearly 8 years after his official “retirement” and even through a long battle with leukaemia. His service in London resulted in an Honorary Doctorate from the University of East London some weeks before his death.

There are many links between UEL and the Tavistock. Some of them have arisen from the presence of Professor Michael Rustin, who has been at UEL and its predecessor colleges since 1964. Rustin was Head of the Department of Sociology, 1974-88 and Dean of Faculty of Social Sciences, 1991-2001. Rustin was also a Visiting Fellow at the School of Sciences, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, 1984-85.  Rustin’s current role at UEL is mainly in research and research supervision and as academic link between the University and the Tavistock Clinic where there are over 20 UEL-accredited postgraduate courses.

Michael Rustin founded the journal ‘Soundings’ in which Brown and I have published and I like a lot of Rustin’s work. One of Rustin’s colleagues at UEL also provided Brown and I with invaluable advice on a draft of a book some years ago. Michael Rustin however must know at least some of what some of his colleagues at the Tavi have been party to. Rustin will be in the same position as anyone who works in the mental health or social services in north Wales; what is going on in so bad that people working in the system, even those who are definitely not abusers themselves in any way, will not have been able to avoid knowing the scale of the problem.

I had no idea that one of Dafydd’s partners in crime from Newcastle had taken up residence at the Tavi in later life…

He was a man who gave unstintingly to his profession, both at home and internationally, working with many professional and governmental organisations and editorial boards of learned journals. His service to the Royal College of Psychiatrists in particular extended over 30 years, for which he received an Honorary Fellowship.

Dafydd’s mates and former colleagues from the Maudsley dominated the Royal College of Psychiatrists. See eg. ‘A Galaxy Of Talent’ and ‘The Study Of a Whole New Galaxy’. Professor Issy might be the key to a mystery which I blogged about in my post ‘The Newcastle-Upon-Tyne Connection?’. Soon after it was established, Sir Martin Roth wanted the Royal College of Psychiatrists to have a Really Impressive Building as its HQ because the other Top Docs were laughing at psychiatrists. The derision had not stopped even after the psychiatrists had a Royal College all of their own, so Roth declared that a suitable Office was needed for Top Docs of Stature. Sir Martin Roth had his eyes a grand palatial building in Belgravia with Nice Neighbours, but he was told by the rest of the Royal College that they had no dosh at all and moving into the Nice Area would bankrupt them. There was quite a row but Roth had his heart set on the Nice Bungalow and incredibly enough he somehow raised the money for the lease via a loan on favourable terms from Marks & Spencer. It wasn’t a secret, the world knew that M&S had lent the dosh to the Royal College and it was Martin Roth who single-handedly thrashed out the deal.

It ended in tears eventually because of course the Royal College couldn’t afford to live in Belgravia and they had to move out and over to the wrong side of the tracks, but I have not been able to find out why M&S did such a huge favour for a third rate bunch of people traffickers who were held in contempt by Top Docs from other disciplines. The widow of one of the Lord Sieffs of M&S fame has been involved with various initiatives of Dafydd’s wider circle (see previous posts) but I am mystified as to why M&S, sharp businessmen, lent Roth the dosh.

I am very weak on the politics of Israel but I know that the Sieff family had/have involvement with the Israeli state and previous posts have discussed Prof Stuart Stanton, one of Geoffrey Chamberlain’s colleagues at St George’s, who was known to be doing something big and terrible which was somehow linked to Israel but no-one knew what.

Martin Roth was the Prof of Psychological Medicine at Newcastle, 1956-77; he established the child psychiatry unit there, although Roth himself was known for his work on Alzheimers and other dementias. Could Issy have had anything to do with that M&S loan to the Royal College? Lord Goodman, Harold Wilson’s crooked solicitor friend and fixer who constantly extracted Wilson from troubled and facilitated the Westminster Paedophile Ring (see previous posts), played a major part in the deal to bag that Belgravia building for the Royal College and it will have been something to do with the Westminster Paedophile Ring; everyone was so desperate to conceal it that they would do anything for anyone…

Martin Roth was born in Budapest and moved to England when he was five years old. He was educated at the Davenant Foundation School, Essex and trained at St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington and qualified in 1941. So he will have known the crazed violent alkie and Top Doctor to the Royals, Arthur Dickson Wright, who’s daughter Clarissa built a career for herself as a celebrity chef despite being too drunk and too much of a liability to gain other employment, on the back of what she knew was happening to me and others in north Wales and at St George’s. See post ‘Arthur Dickson Wright – An Appreciation’.

Roth learned neurology from Lord Brain at Maida Vale Hospital and trained in psychiatry at the Maudsley, with Dafydd’s pals, where Roth met Eliot Slater, who became a lifelong friend.

Eliot Slater was part of the 1939 plan on behalf of Eliot and his mate Desmond Curran, who was the founding father of the Dept of Psychiatry at St George’s, to ask King George VI – Lilibet’s dad – if he would be willing to donate his sperm in order to impregnate a ‘Jewess’, who’s husband had been deemed to be a bit below par for the purposes of fathering the next generation by the eugenicists who dominated so much of polite society at the time. See post ‘The Case Of The King’s Sperm’.

Roth spent two years at the Crichton Royal Hospital in Dumfries, where he came under the influence of the distinguished refugee, W Mayer-Gross and then became Director of Clinical Research at Graylingwell, an asylum at Chichester, Sussex. In 1956 Roth was appointed Professor at Newcastle, then part of the federal Durham University. There, Roth established units for child psychiatry, neurosis and psychogeriatrics and embraced the discipline of clinical psychology within his Department, which became one of the main centres of clinical research in Britain.

By 1959 Roth was consulted by the WHO. In 1964 he became a member of the clinical research board of the MRC and Director of an MRC research group in psychiatry in Newcastle. During 1965-75 Roth sat on the Ministry of Health’s advisory committee on mental health. Dafydd’s mate Sir Kenneth Robinson was appointed Minister of Health in 1964 by Harold Wilson, so Roth rocked up soon afterwards. Roth remained as an adviser through the Westminster Swinger Richard Crossman’s time at the DHSS, throughout the Ted Heath years when Keith Joseph was at the DHSS and appointing people who facilitated abuse to senior positions at the DHSS, including Sir Douglas Black (see post ‘The Logic Of Medicine’) and Barbara Kahan and hung around until after Wilson had been elected as PM once more and Babs Castle was at the DHSS.

Barbara Castle

Roth was involved with Sir Keith Joseph in the Heath Gov’t’s plans to replace mental hospitals with units in district general hospitals and community care. Previous posts have discussed how successive Gov’ts told the Top Docs, from the early 1960s onwards, to prepare to close the asylums and build community facilities to receive the patients. The Top Docs just would not do this. Funding was given to them again and again for the purpose and it was spent on other things, with the Gov’ts knowledge. See post ‘The Great Stink’. The Gov’t couldn’t reign the Top Docs in because the Top Docs knew about the Westminster Paedophile Ring and anyway the asylums were useful prisons for people who were the witnesses to the Westminster Paedophile Ring, so I suspect that those hopeless, corrupt politicians didn’t quite know what to do…

In 1971 Martin Roth became the first President, elected by ballot, of the newly formed Royal College of Psychiatrists, which superseded the Royal Medico-Psychological Association. In 1977 Roth became the first Professor of Psychiatry at Cambridge University and a Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge. Roth joined the institution which produced so many gay spies and a few double agents, as well as lots and lots of security services officers who concealed the Westminster Paedophile Ring. Including those who were at Trinity College when Carlo was a student there, 1968-71. There was an elite sex abuse ring in Cambridgeshire which was propped up by Cambridge University. See previous posts.

Ollie Brooke bagged his Chair at St George’s two years before Roth was given his Chair at Cambridge.

Roth was knighted in 1972 and elected FRS in 1996, the year that William Hague announced the Waterhouse Inquiry. Roth was also a Trustee of the Schizophrenia Research Fund, a charidee founded by Miriam Rothschild. See previous posts.

Here’s the old monster, look at those hands, carefully posed in the best You Can Trust Me I’ve Got Time To Listen To You manner:

Someone else used to have hands carefully positioned in exactly the same manner – I expect they taught it at the Maudsley, but as he became increasingly elderly and increasingly discredited, a new sham with the hands was introduced:

Dr Dafydd Alun Jones

 

Caring Hands for an old gentleman!

Prof Mark Williams of the massive research fraud which is Mindfulness (see post ‘The Biggest Expert Of The Lot’) is part of the Cambridge/Newcastle/Bangor/Oxford network…

Issy Kolvin was a modest man and a team player, a key aspect of his success being his willingness to allow others to take credit for work he originated. He quietly promoted the careers of junior associates, and fostered their talents, acting from a deep human warmth and respect for others. As a result, he was widely liked, respected and admired within his profession.

So like the psychiatrist Professor Michael Shepherd, who carefully cultivated the loyalty of students and junior docs and gave their careers a huge helping hand in return for them keeping quiet about the organised abuse and criminality and then sent them out to fill senior posts across the world (see post ‘The Newcastle-Upon-Tyne Connection?’), Issy was a career builder and thus protected himself and his partners in crime and expanded their influence. Paediatricians in Ollie’s network did the same…

Issy’s website contains a section entitled ‘Tributes’, in which loyal fans have penned words of admiration for Issy:

Tribute by Rt Hon Dame Elizabeth Butler-Sloss DBE
Professor Israel Kolvin made an invaluable contribution to the field of psychiatry and in particular child psychiatry. I first met him professionally in 1987 when I chaired the Cleveland Child Abuse Inquiry.  The remit of the Inquiry was to look at the manifest deficiencies in the response of the relevant disciplines to the allegations of child sexual abuse and in particular the removal of over 120 children from their homes in connection with these allegations.
View the tribute to Professor Kolvin by Right Honourable Dame Elizabeth Butler-Sloss DBE

Tribute by Right Honourable Lord Justice Thorpe
In my view Professor Kolvin, of all the many child and adolescent psychiatrists who have contributed to the protection of children through the family justice system, has made the outstanding contribution.  For many years he took on difficult cases during his Newcastle appointment and subsequently after his move to London.  Almost invariably his recommendation laid the foundation for the judge’s order.  
View the tribute to Professor Kolvin by Right Honourable Lord Justice Thorpe

Inaugural memorial lecture by Professor Julian Leff
The inaugural lecture for Israel Kolvin at the opening of the Kolvin Conference Centre on 13th March 2012.
View the full lecture by Professor Julian Leff

Retirement article in The Bridge
During his three years as Chair Professor Issy (Israel) Kolvin has witnessed and presided over major changes in the Association and is due to retire at the Annual General Meeting.  Born in Johannesburg in 1929 Professor Kolvin was the youngest of five children.  His father died when he was only six but the loving nature of his family which extended to others less fortunate proved a lasting influence.
Download the full retirement article from The Bridge

Festschrift
In 1994, the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust held a Festschrift to honour Professor Kolvin’s work. Download tributes to Professor Kolvin by Professor Rory Nichol and Professor Philip Graham.
Download tributes to Professor Kolvin by Professor Rory Nichol and Professor Philip Graham

Conference to Celebrate the Clinical and Academic Achievements of Professor Issy Kolvin (1929-2002)
On 6th March 2003 a conference celebrating Professor Kolvin’s achievements was held at the University of Newcastle on 6th March 2003, organised by the North East Branch of The Association for Child Psychology and Psychiatry in collaboration with the University of Newcastle. View Dr. Heather Borrill’s notes of the conference.

View Dr. Heather Borrill’s notes of the conference

 

Professor Israel Kolvin received an Honorary Doctorate from the
Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust and University of East London on
26th January 2002. Issy’s old pal psychotherapist and facilitator of abuse Dr Dora Black was present and provided the citation.

Dora’s citation on the occasion of Israel Kolvin receiving an honorary doctorate:

Vice-Chancellor, Dean, Graduands, Faculty, Ladies and Gentlemen,

I have pleasure in presenting to you for an honorary doctorate in education, Israel Kolvin, Bowlby Emeritus Professor of Child and Family Mental Health at the Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine, University College, London and the Tavistock Centre.

If I were to tell you all Professor Kolvin’s personal, academic and professional achievements we would be here till tomorrow, so I want to concentrate on his achievements in the educational sphere as befits the honour about to be conferred on him, but also to say a little about his personal virtues.

Professor Kolvin is one of the small band of child and adolescent psychiatrists in his generation who have made a substantial contribution to the mental health of children.  He has done this by his research work which has enhanced our understanding of the nature, causes and effective treatment of the psychological problems of children and young people.  He has taught generations of undergraduates at the University of Newcastle medical school and at the Royal Free Hospital school of medicine, and has taught and supervised countless post-graduate students.  Through his published work, (nearly 200 peer-reviewed papers, 5 major books and over one hundred book chapters), and international visiting professorships and lecturers, he has reached many more.

Born in South Africa, the youngest of five children, his father died when he was 6 and there was too little money for him to finish his education.  He took various jobs whilst gaining his first degree in psychology and philosophy before he was able to return full-time to medical studies, supported (as he has been throughout his life) by Rona, his wife.  They left South Africa in 1958, so Issy could pursue his post-graduate studies in psychiatry in this country.  He trained as a psychiatrist in Newcastle and was appointed to a personal chair there in 1977.  His research output has been prodigious from the earliest days – he produced 10 papers in his two years in Oxford, for instance demonstrating clearly the difference between autism and schizophrenia.  He built up an outstanding team of clinicians and researchers in Newcastle, and inspired them to heights of creative productivity.  Their influence is to be found all over the UK and further afield.

His evaluation of school-based psychotherapy published as a book, “Help Starts Here” bridged the until-then seemingly unbridgeable gulf between psychotherapy and academic research and was instrumental in enabling Dr Trowell, then chairman of the children’s department of the Tavistock Clinic, and myself, then head of the child psychiatry department of the Royal Free Hospital to persuade the Tavi that Issy was the right person (in fact the only person) able to fill the newly-created Bowlby Chair and Child and Family Mental Health of the University of London, based in our two institutions.  Fortunately, Issy was persuadable too!  So in 1990 he moved south.  He took on a hard task.  He had almost no resources, little space and no staff.  Child psychiatry was a Cinderella specialty within the Royal Free Medical School, and the Tavistock Clinic was wary of someone not schooled in psychoanalytic thinking.

Professor Kolvin transformed both institutions in a relatively short space of time.  He only had 4 years to go before he reached the usual retiring age. By the time he ‘retired’ he had built the Tavistock into  a serious and prolific research institute, whilst respecting their important and unique clinical work, and had influenced a major charity to contribute funds for housing the academic department at the Royal Free Hospital and for providing medical and non-medical academic posts to support the Chair which by that time, his successor would occupy.  I say ‘retired’ in inverted commas, because Issy has continued in his emeritus role in the 7 years since then, working full-time and continuing to preside over huge research teams, though in the last years he has struggled with major ill-health which has meant long periods in hospital.  Even in hospital he continues to work – completing no less than 14 papers in the last few months, including the results of a study with the late Dr Glasser of the Portman Clinic published last month in the British Journal of Psychiatry showing the high incidence of sexual abuse experienced in the childhoods of adult sexual abusers.

He has carried out research on the evaluation of mental health service provision for children, the transmission of deprivation and disadvantage, depression in adolescents, sexual abuse of children, hyperactivity, elective mutism, enuresis, psychosis in childhood, child development and childhood epilepsy to name but a few subjects in which he has been involved.

Academics in the field of medicine have not only to carry out research, teach undergraduates and post-graduates, publish prolifically, give papers at conferences, nationally and internationally, and contribute to the smooth running of their department and university etc as all academic do, they have also to be clinicians – seeing and treating patients, supervising junior staff, and contributing to the smooth running of their hospital or clinic and their professional bodies.  To do all this successfully, they have to be nearly superhuman, needing little sleep, and enjoying few of the family and leisure activities that mere mortals consider essential to their physical and mental health.  I can tell you that Issy has managed to be a devoted husband, father and grandfather, a wonderful friend, and a dab hand at bowls.  He also devours several detective novels a month and finds time to go to the ballet and theatre.  He has achieved all that I have told you about today and much more (I have not mentioned his major contributions to the running of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, his Chairmanship of several professional bodies and committees, his editorial work, his work for governments here and abroad and WHO, the prizes, honours and medals he has been awarded), he has achieved all this through ability and hard work of course, but also because he has a rare talent – he is able to bring the best out of all who come in contact with him – he is able to stimulate and inspire so he can collaborate with colleagues from many disciplines, and by doing so to enable an at least doubling of production!  He has the rare ability to enhance self-esteem in others, and to enable those who work with him to discover resources and abilities within themselves which they did not know they had. He is immensely kind yet will not let those who work with him get away with sloppy work.  His standards are of the highest.  For his outstanding contribution to education, Vice Chancellor, I invite you to confer on Emeritus Professor Israel Kolvin an honorary doctorate in education.

Dr Dora Black, MB., BCh., FRCPsych, FRCPCH, DPM

Honorary Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Traumatic Stress Clinic, Gt Ormond St Hospital for Children, and Royal Free Hospital. 

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The Times: 02 April 2002

Professor Israel Kolvin, child psychiatrist, was born on May 5, 1929. He died on March 12, 2002 aged 72.

Psychiatrist who investigated the ‘cycle of deprivation’ which afflicts some children and the factors that make others resilient.

Issy will have liked the cycle of deprivation, it was an old favourite of Keith Joseph’s and was closely linked to the Malthusian-esque horror of the explosion of the lower orders because they breed like rabbits whereas Sensible People limit their families to two, or at most three, children.

I go rather Malthusian myself when I read the obituaries of all these Top Docs who helped Dafydd and the gang. I just look at the comments along the lines of ‘he and his charming wife, who was also a paediatrician, have three children, seven grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. All of the grandchildren followed their parents into medicine, except for one who is a High Court judge’.

Oh please, give me a council estate, this is a nightmare…

Israel Kolvin was one of a small band of child and adolescent psychiatrists of his generation who made a substantial research contribution to the health of troubled children, not only in Britain but in many less privileged parts of the world. A respected clinician and university teacher, his major contribution was through his research into the causes of many childhood psychiatric disorders and how to treat them.

His first research paper, on aggression in adolescent delinquent boys, was published in 1967 and his last, an evaluation of psychotherapy for sexually abused girls, in 2002.

Many of the ‘delinquent boys’we now know were abused, either before they were labelled delinquent, after, or both. Issy worked with delinquent boys when Matt Arnold and Peter Howarth were abusing them at Axwell Park. Because they were delinquent, as was demonstrated in north Wales, they could be gang raped on a regular basis and all complaints were ignored. In the most favourable circumstances they could be arrested and charged with sexual assault themselves. Well Issy had Proved that abused kids go onto become abusers…

The ‘psychotherapy for sexually abused girls’ will have been with a view to coercing them into sex with the therapists and the therapists’ mates and then into working in the sex industry. In the event of complaint, notions of transference, counter-transference and projection will be bandied about and if possible, an innocent person will be named as the ‘real’ abuser, particularly if they have spilt the pints of the therapist or their wider circle.

He showed that childhood deprivation can affect future generations, that there is continuity across generations in the commission of criminal offences,

It’s called socio-economic disadvantage and the continuity across the generations re criminal offences is as likely to be a result of people being fitted up and good old bigotry on the basis of the criminal justice system as much as anything else.

that dynamic psychotherapy can make a real contribution to improving the functioning of children with psychiatric problems,

Then why are the outcomes of those who are Helped so negative?

that autistic children do not grow up to be schizophrenic, and that we can identify what makes children resilient in adversity and chronic illness, to name but a few of his studies.

No such factors re resilience have been identified, that is why everybody is still desperately trying to identify them.

He was chairman of the Second Opinion Panel at the Cleveland Inquiry in 1987 – the inquiry into social work and paediatric practices where intra-familial childhood sexual abuse was suspected, which was influential in changing the criteria for taking children into care and incorporated into the new Children Act 1989. When the mistreatment of institutionalised children and young adults with severe learning difficulties on the remote Greek island of Leros was exposed by British newspapers, Kolvin was invited by the EU and Athens University in 1991 to chair the committee of inspection and evaluation. He was influential in helping to bring about changes in the well-being of the inmates and an end to the admission of children to institutions there.

I remember that fuss about the abuse of the learning disabled on the Greek island. All I kept wondering was why no-one had mentioned the Denbigh Dungeon, because it was still in operation and I had written letter after letter after letter… As had Alison Taylor… At the time, the North Wales Police were conducting their investigation into the possible paedophile ring in north Wales…

The security services had undercover footage of violent and sexual assaults on children and psych patients in north Wales, they had recorded evidence of witnesses being threatened and bribed and they knew about Stephen Bagnall’s murder at Denbigh as well. See post ‘Hey, Hey DAJ, How Many Kids Did You Kill Today?’ They could have released all that footage and put a stop to it but instead Issy and the rest of Dafydd’s mates were allowed to colonise the media and give the Greeks a good telling off.

In the spring of 1991, Tony and Sadie Francis took me to the Royal Courts of Justice in The Strand, on the basis of their perjury in an attempt to have me imprisoned. Their lawyer Ann Ball and the MDU knew that they had perjured themselves and that I had provided details of the serious abuse of patients in letters but it was all ignored. I had provided Ann Ball with the details of the gang’s crimes myself, over the phone in 1990. Ann told me that the Drs Francis knew nothing about the abuse of patients. Documents in my possession demonstrate that they did and that they were involved; their signatures are all over highly incriminating documents. See previous posts.

When I appeared at the Royal Courts of Justice, St Helena of the Kennedys was acting in a neighbouring Court in a Landmark Case re Abused Wimmin. The Wimmin protesters who were demonstrating outside of the Royal Courts asked for my support as I left the building.

Er, hello Helena??? Can you hear me? Or were you too busy working with Professor Nigel Eastman of the St George’s Dept of Psychiatry, whom you thanked for helping you on so many cases in your book ‘Eve Was Framed’? The Nigel Eastman who in Jan 1991 was sent a letter from his St George’s psych Top Doc colleague Robin Jacobson telling Eastman that Dafydd was sexually abusing patients and that Jacobson thought that Tony Francis was as well?? A couple of weeks later, Eastman told me to go back to north Wales because Dafydd was my doctor and they knew me there. See previous posts eg. ‘Some Very Eminent Psychiatrists From London…’ and ‘Eve Was Framed – As Were A Lot Of Other People’.

Was there ever such a bunch of prize hypocrites as the Haldane Society of Socialist Lawyers and the Mansfield Community?

St Helena is married to Top Doc, surgeon Iain Hutchison.

Israel “Issy” Kolvin was born in Johannesburg in 1929, the youngest of five children of Jewish parents who had settled in South Africa from Poland and Germany, and showed early his intellectual gifts…the University of the Witwatersrand to qualify as a doctor, supported by his wife, Rona, whom he married while still a student.

He was very much moved by the results of the childhood deprivation he saw as a junior doctor at Baragwanath Hospital…Training opportunities in psychiatry were sparse in South Africa…and he came to Britain in 1958, first to Edinburgh and then Oxford, where Kit Ounsted, then one of the few researchers in the field of child psychiatry, spurred him on to his first research work…The events at Sharpeville persuaded Kolvin and his wife that they could not return to South Africa under apartheid.

Appointed physician in charge of the Nuffield Psychology and Psychiatry Unit in Newcastle upon Tyne in 1964, Kolvin transformed an ordinary small department into one of the leading research and clinical centres in the North. Many young researchers sought to work with him and went on to become distinguished professors.

Dear old Bob Woods, who educated so many clin psychs using training placements at Dafydd’s Denbigh Dungeon.

In 1977 he was appointed to a personal chair in child psychiatry at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. A colleague recalls the atmosphere in Newcastle then: “There was a sense of purpose, with everyone working together. Issy had an innate senseof respect for people and never criticised them in front of others. He was able to involve and motivate people from a wide range of disciplines.”

This was exemplified by one of his major projects there – a study of therapeutic interventions within school for troubled and troublesome children. It was published as a book, Help Starts Here. Thanks to Kolvin’s ability to persuade reluctant headteachers and politicians to lethis therapeutic team work directly with the children, they were able to establish the effectiveness of different kinds of psychotherapy in a school setting. This was the first such study to bring the rigour of a controlled trial to the evaluation of psychodynamic psychotherapy, and it continues to generate further research carried on by those trained by Kolvin in Newcastle.

Inspired by Sir Keith Joseph’s famous 1972 speech on the “cycle of deprivation”, Kolvin and his colleagues started in 1979 to trace the families from the Newcastle 1,000 Family Study, begun in 1947 by Spence and continued by Miller and colleagues. Originally, this had made a prospective study of the health of every child born in Newcastle during a two-month period that year. Data were available on each child throughout his or her childhood, and there had been a particular interest in the families of deprived children – those who had lost parents, or who lacked adequate food, clothing or housing, or those who were dependent on social and welfare services.

Kolvin’s team studied nearly 300 of the original subjects, then aged 34, whose families had been considered deprived in the initial study, many now with children of their own.

Dafydd’s partners in a ring of international traffickers had access to the personal data and medical histories of thousands of people… That data will not have been used for any constructive purpose.

While identifying many of the factors leading to the cycle of deprivation throughout the generations, the team was also able to examine protective factors that give resilience: an equable temperament, scholastic ability, social competence, and parents who plan and provide good physical and emotional care and close and appropriate supervision. Known still as the “Red-Spot” children (from the mark on their files),

Being a Red Spot child will have been the end for them There’s your target abusers in professional positions!! It’s a Red Spot child, we’ve got all the data on them and everyone who’s had contact with them, it’s open season…

this cohort, now aged 55, are part of the culture of the North-East and many have just given permission for their own children to be interviewed, so the study, still on-going, can venture into the fourth generation.

The Red Spots have no idea at all that they had so many unpleasant encounters because their data was handed over to a gang of traffickers and now their kids have been targeted. Any complaints will be dealt with by the usual methods… cycle of deprivation… chain of abuse…transmission of criminality across the generations…

In 1996 Kolvin collaborated with Farrington at the Institute of Criminology in Cambridge in a study looking at Home Office records of the criminal careers of two generations of family members from the 1,000 Family Study, showing the high prevalence of convictions in the young adult children of the Red Spots who had criminal convictions.

The same phenomenon was noticeable in north Wales. Furthermore, people who had been Patients Of Dafydd found that their children were as well!!! Whereas the children of the Top Docs and social workers in north Wales who were members of the gang found that their children also became Top Docs and social workers and members of the gang!

As Pierre Bourdieu would have said, Reproduction, Reproduction, Reproduction…

The stars of the Institute of Criminology, Cambridge, as junior researchers had found out exactly what was happening re the organised abuse of Dafydd’s network as well as the Westminster Paedophile Ring. They kept quiet about it and are now Fellows Of All Souls who sit on Home Office Committees and as advisers on the Death Penalty in Hot Countries. Their heyday was when Woy Jenkins was Home Secretary and funded so much of their work so generously. The Woy who was a Westminster Swinger himself, was Chancellor of the Exchequer when Richard Crossman and the DHSS was swinging and who later became Chancellor of Oxford University when those bright young things whom Woy had funded decades earlier bagged senior roles, including at Oxford University…See post ‘Rab, High Table and the Founding Fathers’.

In 1990, when he was nearly 61, Kolvin was appointed to the newly created Bowlby Chair in Child and Family Mental Health at the University of London, based at the Royal Free Hospital and the Tavistock Clinic. He took on a hard task. The Tavistock Clinic, renowned internationally for psychodynamic psychotherapeutic work was wary of a senior academic without an analytical training. He was able, though, in the four years before his retirement, to transform it into a prolific research institution…

The Tavi and psychotherapy were looking a bit flaky before the reinforcements arrived.

The move south gave Kolvin new impetus and he led a series of international collaborative research projects: looking at psychopathology and resilience in children from families with B-thalassaemia and haemophilia in London, Milan and Athens,

QUE??? The psychopathology of blood disorders??? Is haemophilia part of the Cycle Of Deprivation?? Is that why Queen Victoria was a carrier?? You can’t show resilience to haemophilia, if you inherit it no amount of Resilience will clot your blood. Or even Mindfulness. Oh pass me a Bach’s Flower Remedy and quickly, I need an antidote to Issy.

obtaining a grant from Biomed, the European Research Council, for the first study in Europe comparing systemic family therapy and individual psychodynamic psychotherapy for the treatment of childhood depression in London, Athens and Helsinki; and a cross-cultural study of mother-infant patterns of behaviour which involved researchers in Japan, Hong Kong and Europe. Inthe eight years after his retirement he continued his research collaboration with colleagues worldwide, and completed some 16 papers in the few months before he died, despite severe ill-health.

Kolvin was dedicated to his data. He was generous in his willingness to share it with others and work collaboratively.

Anyone for confidentiality and data protection?? What’s the betting that the data ended up in the hands of Dafydd’s gang in order to identify Children In Need Of A Placement In North Wales?? Don’t believe that this doesn’t happen. When I finally extracted my files from the Arfon Community Mental Health Team – I was one of their Red Label clients, a Big Red Label was stuck on my file to indicate that I was Dangerous – I discovered mountains of personal data about me, both true and untrue, to which the Arfon Mental Health Team should never ever have had access. They shouldn’t have even have had a file pertaining to me, because I have never been one of their clients, but I was tipped off that they had this mountain of illegally gathered material. They had details of my career, people with whom I’d worked, my friends and colleagues, all sorts of stuff. They had details of physical medical conditions and blood test results, quite extraordinary.

Fascinating but completely illegal and actually er disgusting really wasn’t it Keith Fearns?

Fearns had refused to hand this file over, so his line manager, Thomas Merfyn Hughes, physically went to Fearns’s office and removed the file in 2005. In 2011 Mr Hughes was found dead in someone else’s garden in Llanfrothen. His body had been hidden and lay undiscovered for some time. The corrupt Coroner at Caernarfon, Dewi Pritchard Jones, came out with a corker, even by Dewi’s standards: Mr Hughes had fallen down a steep embankment in the middle of the night when on his way home from the pub, landed in the garden and decided to have a nap. It was in the middle of the winter and Mr Hughes froze to death while having forty winks. Then hid his own body, obviously. See post ‘A Particularly Worrying Death’. Mr Hughes was the former election agent for barrister, Plaid MP and member of Dafydd’s network, Elfyn Llwyd. See previous posts. Thomas Merfyn Hughes had lived at Croesor, along with Eric Hobsbawm and the Welsh Bloomsbury Set.

Eric’s daughter Julia – who knows Croesor well – was the business partner of Sarah Macaulay in their PR company Hobsbawm Macaulay Communications. Sarah and Julia went to school together. Hobsbawm Macaulay took on a lot of work for the trade unions and the Labour Party. Sarah married Gordon Brown and when Thomas Merfyn Hughes was found dead in someone else’s garden, Gordon had recently been deposed as PM and Cameron was PM. Merfyn had stepped down as VC of Bangor University and was Chair of the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board. The Gwerin was openly discussing their campaign to hound Merfyn out of public life and the Top Docs and others hatched a conspiracy to withold crucial info from the Board in order to create a scandal and a crisis and force Merfyn’s resignation. It happened and in 2013, in the wake of a C. difficile outbreak which led to patient deaths, Merfyn resigned. See post ‘The Point Is To Change It’.

Merfyn grew up in Croesor and some of his family were still living there when Mr Hughes was found dead.

Anyone up for arresting Merfyn for the murder of Thomas Hughes?? ‘Ooh I saw him that night, he was carrying a body in a sack’. I’m sure that the Cunning Plan will work, it can’t possibly be more ridiculous than so many of the other lies told about the Enemies Of The Paedophiles.

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I reckon that it was Ed, he was Gordon’s mate AND his dad Ralph was mates with Eric Hobsbawm AND Julia Hobsbawm is mates with St Helena; I think that Ed did it For Uncle Harry, because Thomas Merfyn Hughes was a witness who could have Talked Down the NHS, he needed to be Taken Out.

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Back to Issy:…Royal College of Psychiatrists, which made him an Honorary Fellow last year. Many other honours were conferred on him too, including visiting professorships and invitations to lecture worldwide. He was also an adviser to the World Health Organisation…

‘The Guardian’ published an obituary for Issy on 3 May 2002.

Professor Israel Kolvin…was one of a small number of child psychiatrists, who, over the last 40 years, established an academic base for the subject…His choice of a career was influenced by the deprivation and malnutrition he saw in children at the Baragwanath hospital, Soweto, where he worked as a junior doctor, as well as by the severe psychiatric conditions he met in the emergency room.

Kolvin came to Britain in 1958 to train, first in Edinburgh, and then in Oxford…One of the major studies to come out of Kolvin’s time at Newcastle was a scientifically rigorous project to evaluate the effectiveness of psycho-therapeutic interventions in schools, with emotionally disturbed young people. Published as Help Starts Here (1981), the study showed that it was possible to make a difference to schoolchildren’s wellbeing by the use of various forms of psychotherapy.

This work continues to have great significance in the modern NHS, where the emphasis is on evidence-based practice. In addition, providing psychological services in schools is often more acceptable to young people than attendance at a child mental-health service, partly because it is less stigmatising…

The educational psychology service in north Wales and Somerset offered a full service of collusion with organised abuse and no doubt it did in Newcastle as well…

In 1987, Kolvin was appointed to chair the Cleveland Inquiry second-opinion panel, set up to re-assess a large number of cases where intra-familial child sexual abuse had been alleged. His evidence to the inquiry, chaired by Lady (now Dame) Elizabeth Butler-Sloss, consisting of the panel’s report, together with a review of the field of child sexual abuse, was regarded as a significantly important contribution. The inquiry had far-reaching effects on child protection practices, and influenced the development of the 1989 Children Act.

In 1990, Kolvin was appointed to the newly-established Bowlby chair in child and family mental health, at the Tavistock clinic and Royal Free hospital medical school, London; from 1994, he was emeritus professor of child psychiatry…

Kolvin was also committed to the work of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, where he held many offices, including that of chair of the child and adolescent faculty, vice-president and honorary treasurer. In these roles, he contributed to the development of modern psychiatric training and practice. He supported the college’s opposition to the misuse of psychiatry for political purposes, and was made an honorary fellow in 2000.

Dafydd’s and Lord David Ennals’ crazy Top Doc mate from the Maudsley, Jim Birley, took a very big interest in the Abuses Of Soviet Psychiatry when the police investigations and Inquiries began springing up in north Wales and elsewhere. See previous posts.

A humane and compassionate man, Kolvin was unstinting in the support he gave to those who worked and trained with him. Supported by Rona, and his son and daughter, he faced his terminal illness with courage and the determination to survive for as long as possible, in order to complete his task.

Issy died in March 2002, in the aftermath of the Waterhouse Report. In the autumn of 2002 I was charged with ‘threatening to kill’ as the result of a bit of long-term planning on the part of Dafydd’s gang. Issy missed the highlight of me being arrested and charged, but he’ll have been around to advise when the plan was first mooted.

The British Medical Journal’s obituary:

Israel (“Issy”) Kolvin
Bowlby emeritus professor of child and family mental health Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust (b Johannesburg, South Africa, 1929; q Witwatersrand 1955), died after a long illness on 12 March 2002.

During his medical training his funds ran out and he had to leave and work in various jobs, taking a BA in psychology in 1951, before completing his studies…His unit became well known for the quality of training and clinical service it provided,

We’re back to Bob Woods and Neil Davies again. Issy and his pal Martin Roth will have known Gwynne the lobotomist as well, no wonder they were always ready to Lend a Hand.

as well as the range of significant research that was carried out. This included a systematic attempt to evaluate the effectiveness of psychotherapeutic techniques with children, one of the largest studies in the world…

his list of publications gives some indication of the breadth and scope of his research and clinical interests.

He was a very caring person, and an excellent teacher and supervisor to the many young child psychiatrists he trained and who have come to occupy senior positions in this country and overseas. He was always ready to help and he often offered and provided help to friends and colleagues. He worked extraordinarily hard at everything he did, and was single minded and persistent in his examination of research data.

Issy knew exactly what was going on and who could be targeted.

He was passionate about injustice, whether to children and parents, or to colleagues who had been persecuted in other countries.

Greece! Japan! The Soviet Union!

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He was a great doctor, who contributed much and personally gave a lot more. He will be missed.

These lies in tribute to the deceased Issy were penned by Lionel Hersov.

The Jewish Chronicle, 19 April 2002:

One of the leading child psychiatrists of his generation, South African-born Professor Israel (Issy) Kolvin embarked on a research career in Britain which generated 240 learned articles and five books across the whole field of child psychiatry. His talent and drive were recognised early, with his appointment in 1963, at the age of 34, as head of the Nuffield Unit at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. His work in transforming the unit into an international centre of excellence led to a personal chair in child psychiatry…

Professor Kolvin was profoundly affected by his own early life experiences. The loss of a devoutly Orthodox father, and consequent poverty, were compensated for by a loving mother and sisters, who struggled to ensure that he completed his education…

He quietly gave free professional advice whenever needed to a Jewish day school in Gateshead, and to Jewish schools in London. He also lectured at Gateshead yeshivah and, later, at Hendon Reform Synagogue in London. A member of the scientific committee for Soviet Jewry, he took books to refuseniks in the USSR in the 1970s.

Axwell Park Approved School, Gateshead; until 1973, the employer of Matt Arnold and Peter Howarth.

At 61, when most professionals wind down, he was appointed to a chair at the Royal Free Hospital and the Tavistock Clinic in London. Here he found the scope to achieve his goal of marrying his scientific approach and expertise in quantitative research with the pioneering psychotherapy work of the Tavistock.

Questions were being asked about the ways of psychotherapists…

While building up a new academic department of child psychiatry, he directed key research on the benefits of psychotherapy for depressed and sexually abused children, and established the chain through which an abused child could become an abusing adult. This work continued for nearly eight years without salary after his official retirement, and during a long battle with leukaemia.

Like Dafydd, Peter Higson, Keith Fearns and the rest, Issy couldn’t afford to retire, there could be a few revelations if anyone else had access to the right data, the documentation etc

In 1991, he led an academic study tour to Israel, organising and lecturing at an international conference in Tel Aviv on the cycle of childhood poverty and depression and the role of psychotherapy.

His was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of East London, the Tavistock’s academic partner, only weeks before his death…

A modest man and team player who was widely respected and admired within his profession, he was content to see others earn credit for work which he had originated…

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The Psychiatrist (2002) 26: 396-397:
Israel Kolvin, Previously Emeritus Professor, The Tavistock Clinic, London
By Ian Goodyer

Israel Kolvin was one of a small group of medical practitioners who, in the late 1950s, decided to specialise in child and adolescent psychiatry… Issy was born in Johannesburg in 1929, the youngest of five children of Jewish immigrants from Poland and Germany… He undertook his postgraduate education and clinical training in the UK and, in 1958, went to Edinburgh where he gained valuable experience in general psychiatry and psychodynamic child psychiatry. At that time, there were no formal training schemes in child and adolescent psychiatry, so Issy obtained a senior registrar post in Oxford under Christopher Ounsted, Medical Director of the Park Hospital for Children, which was then one ofthe few places in the UK with an academic child psychiatry unit. It was here that Issy conducted his first two research projects: a description of aggression in adolescent delinquent boys…His work laid the foundations for considering classicalKanner autism as a biological disorder…

In 1964, he was appointed Physician-in-Charge of the Nuffield Psychology and Psychiatry Unit in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and Lecturer in Child Psychiatry at the Department of Psychological Medicine, headed by Sir Martin Roth. He remained in this consultant post for the next 27 years, turning the Nuffield into one of the foremost university departments of child and adolescent psychiatry in the world. His work was recognised with one appointment in 1977 to a personal chair.

Three of his many research and clinical successes over this time stand out. First, and perhaps the most remarkable, was the unique study of psychological interventions in the maladjusted child in schools, published as a book in 1981, Help Starts Here. This, the first controlled trial of psychological treatment in primary schools, proved that skilled conversational treatment was effective in ameliorating emotional and behavioural difficulties. The second was the longitudinal epidemiological investigations of the intergenerational transmission of psychological disadvantage, carried out through the 1000 families first identified and recruited in 1947 by Sir James Spence at the Department of Child Health, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Kolvin and colleagues traced a sub-sample of 300 families, then in their early 30s, and identified continuities in the risk for deprivation in the offspring of the original cohort, as well as protective factors against such a negative outcome. These positive characteristics included a flexible behavioural style in the face of adversity, social competence, parents who planned ahead and provided physical and emotional care in spite of privations this may have meant for themselves. These broad categories of psychosocial resilience have subsequently been replicated with remarkable robustness in many other similar studies worldwide. The third important success was in the clinical and political challenge of chairing the Cleveland Inquiry into child abuse. This most difficult task was carried out with a fairness and thoroughness that brought him the respect of many in the community and led to significant recommendations to central government regarding the roles and practice of professionals and parents concerned in child protection.

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He was Chair of the Association for Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 1994-1996. The photograph was taken in 1996 at the Association’s 3rd European Conference in Glasgow…

A lovely snap of them all in the year that William Hague announced the Waterhouse Inquiry! The Experts! They’d be needed to comment on  Psychotherapy For Sexually Abused Children after Ronnie’s Report was published. Therapy will be needed and we can Offer Our Services!

Addendum by Henry Rollin
As an addendum to Professor Goodyer’s obituary of Professor Israel Kolvin, allow me to emphasise his invaluable services to the College. He was, inter alia, a man of business: under his stewardship the finances of the College (he was Treasurer from 1993-1999) prospered. Further, his annual financial reports were so presented that the simplest mind could understand them.

As obituary for Issy was also published in The Bridge, the Newsletter of the Association for Child Psychology and Psychiatry as well…

 

The Kolvin Service is a specialist Tier 4 community team for young people with mental health difficulties and offending behaviour.The service is based in the North East but offers services on a regional and national level. The service is for children and young people up to the age of 18 years who exhibit serious and/or persistent person-centred antisocial and criminal behaviours and who are suspected of suffering from or have an identified mental or neuro-developmental disorder.
The Community Team is part of a wider provision of Children and Young People’s Forensic services delivered by Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust that includes an in-reach service working into two secure estates in the North East and an Inpatient Adolescent Medium Secure Service, Alnwood that caters for children and young people with mental disorder with or without neuro-disability.The Community Forensic Team provides:Consultation, Assessment and Specialist interventions for serious sexual, fire or violent offending behaviour.

 

Issy’s son Philip delivered an eulogy at a service for his father which included:

I remember once my father telephoning me and telling me that he was in trouble, having given expert evidence in Court. What happened Dad? Well, the Judge, who is the leading family Judge of his generation, had delivered a judgment in which he called my father’s evidence magisterial. It was intended as a great compliment to his erudition and good judgment, but my father had assumed it must be a rebuke for haughtiness. Such was my father’s humility in his adopted country, he utterly mistook the praise meted out to him. 

When I started running an environmental campaign, my father was deeply worried. Here I was taking on the politicians, demonstrating, going on telly, sailing close to the wind. But as the years went on, my father expressed his pride in what I was doing. His pride was that of a father who had given his child a secure footing in this new country, liberty to spread his wings, and the self-belief to do things his way, whether that way is right or wrong.

Issy’s son is Philip Kolvin QC, the Head of Cornerstone Barristers, London. The ‘environmental campaign’ which Philip Kolvin was running was covered by Sara Wheeler in the Torygraph on 31 March 2001, the year after the Waterhouse Report had been published, when there was still a lot of noise about the cover-up.

Rage among the ruins

Bromley council can’t bear Philip Kolvin. He is the leader of a campaign by furious local people to fight plans for a vast leisure complex where the Crystal Palace once stood, in one of London’s greatest green spaces. From the council chamber to the law courts, he knows how to beat the planners at their own game. By Sara Wheeler

ON a bleak Tuesday evening three years ago, a 39-year-old barrister stood in a hotel basement in the London suburb of Upper Norwood preparing to address 600 restless locals. He regularly faces High Court judges and argues with top QCs, but that night Philip Kolvin was sweating with fear.
 The son of Issy the people trafficker became an environmental campaigner in 1998, just after the former residents of north Wales children’s homes had given evidence in public about the beatings and the gang rapes. Some of them collapsed while giving evidence. Fortunately, Ronnie, the lawyers at the Inquiry and the world’s media simply yelled that they were a bunch of lying criminals with mental illnesses.

Some months previously, Kolvin had learnt of Bromley council’s plans for the 200-acre Crystal Palace Park. A developer was to raze the tree-lined ridge at the top – the highest point in the capital – to make way for an 18-screen cinema complex with amusement arcades, pubs, restaurants and the country’s largest rooftop car-park. Kolvin was aghast. ‘So we just bunged some posters up, saying we were angry at what was happening to our park and calling a public meeting. We weren’t even sure if anyone would turn up.’

Environmental campaigning was a foreign land to Kolvin, whose previous eco-principles didn’t extend far beyond visits to the bottle bank. But he barged right in. If a park needs to be planned, he suggested to the packed room, let people plan it, not accountants. A lingering cheer swelled through the crowd. In 10 minutes the atmosphere in the characterless function room resembled that of a revival meeting. Kolvin told the gathering that he needed £25,000 in cash and pledges in five days, in order to fight for their park in court. When he had finished his barnstorming address, an elderly woman approached him. ‘I really believe, in what you are doing here,’ she said quietly. Then she handed him a cheque for £1,500. Others followed. He had his money in 50 minutes.
The hastily planned meeting attracted a few wealthy people then and wealthy people who were happy to hand substantial sums of money over to a stranger at that.

At that time Kolvin was living in Gipsy Hill, on the west side of the park, and from his bedroom window he could see the ridge. As a planning barrister who acts for local authorities, he was well placed to understand the issues and to unravel the procedures that allow a council to build on green space while paying lip-service to consultation.

The Torygraph means ‘inside information’

Shortly before that meeting, he had become chairman of a campaign to save Crystal Palace from the multiplex. Since then he has accumulated 65 lever-arch files on the subject, sacrificed his blues guitar hobby

Philip Kolvin QC is just an old chiller at heart

and acquired a battalion of enemies.

Kolvin was brought up in Newcastle, proceeding south from the grammar school to read law at Oxford. He lives in a large Victorian terrace house with his wife, a Canadian academic, and their young daughter. Last year they moved three miles from the park, so Kolvin can hardly be accused of nimbyism.

But he’s not exactly Swampy

So where does the passion come from? ‘The root of what’s upsetting people,’ he says as we stroll round the park, ‘is that something so homogenous should be built on land that resonates with such historic individuality. Secondly, what about democracy? The issue here is, who decides?’

Did Philip ever have a conversation about this subject with his father, who Spoke For So Many For Their Own Good?

Above his head the Crystal Palace television transmitter vanishes into the clammy gloom, and to the right, as the grass slopes away, the North Downs glimmer faintly above the urban disorder. He looks like a typical Establishment figure, but he isn’t quite: the Geordie accent, the uncompromising attitudes volubly expressed, a mild capacity to irritate.

The wealthy barrister who had built his career on defending the interests of wealthy, establishment people who were not always on the right side of the law (as we shall see shortly), who’s father was er an Eminent Psychiatrist Who Gave Expert Evidence In Court who just happened to be very close some very unpleasant gangsters… It’s OK, he Speaks Geordie, there’s his credentials.

Friends didn’t anticipate the transformation to environmental white knight.

No, if any of them thought that the transformation was genuine, they probably would cut Philip off.

Nor did he. ‘I remember roaring, “We’re on a roll!” into a mike in that Norwood basement, and thinking, “Christ, I sound like Neil Kinnock in Sheffield.”

One reason why Philip’s dad and his colleagues were never publicly exposed and subject to the full force of the law was that the Windbag, his wife and in-laws were personal friends of one of the people traffickers in north Wales who were in partnership with Philip’s dad and had spent years colluding with the rest of the gang. Then there were all those Labour MPs in the North East who’s careers were dependent upon no-one finding out what was happening to those kids but instead believing the rubbish from Issy’s dad about the cycle of deprivation and abuse and the success of the psychotherapy with delinquent boys and sexually abused girls…

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It was tremendously exciting to be involved in the genesis of a popular movement. I watched a community decide to stand together.’

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Sir Joseph Paxton’s original building, containing nearly a million square feet of glass and dubbed ‘The Crystal Palace’ by the editor of Punch, was conceived to house the 1851 Great Exhibition in Hyde Park. It was inaugurated by an immensely moved Queen Victoria, who later likened it to fairyland. At the opening ceremony the breathless Times correspondent spoke of wonder and mystery, ‘a glittering arch far more lofty and spacious than the vaults of even our noblest cathedrals’.

Three years later, the palace was dismantled and relocated to a hill between the genteel suburbs of Sydenham and Norwood. Unlike the flat-roofed original, the modified structure was barrel vaulted and boasted a triple rather than a single transept. But it remained glass-clad, like its progenitor. Set among landscaped gardens, Italianate terraces and life-size models of dinosaurs, it was used as a national centre for the ‘enlightenment andeducation’ of the people. Sixty-two thousand Londoners watched the country’s first hot-air balloon float up from the park,

They watched another one when Issy’s son did his eco-hippy bit just when Ronnie Waterhouse forgot to mention the hundreds and hundreds of kids that Issy and his mates sent into the arms of a vicious paedophile gang in north Wales, as part of civic corruption on a massive scale perpetrated by local authority officials, corrupt professional people and Councillors and politicians from Newcastle, only a small part of which was exposed as a result of the trials of John Poulson, T. Dan Smith and Andy Cunningham… See previous posts eg. ‘Error Of Judgement?’.

the first moving picture show was screened in the palace and an astonishing 81,000 people crowded into the glasshouse over three days to listen to a vast orchestra and choir performing Handel’s Messiah. It was one of the greatest buildings in British history, and in 1936 it burnt to the ground. Churchill happened to see it go up, and as he stood watching the flames he wept, mourning ‘the end of an age’.

Since the fire, the site has been empty, the granite eyes of Paxton’s huge carved head gazing sightlessly over his gently decaying neoclassical alcoves and crumbling sphinxes. In 1986, with the abolition of the GLC, ownership passed to the Kent borough of Bromley, and the council immediately looked for ways to profit from its new acquisition. Planning was obviously a sensitive issue, considering both the status of the park as Metropolitan Open Land (the urban equivalent of green belt), and its Grade II* listed protection. A succession of schemes were put forward which prompted new legislation, allowing Bromley wider latitude. But although the 1990 Crystal Palace Act permitted development of the 12-acre ridge on which the palace once stood (now called the top site), it stipulated that any new building should ‘reflect the architectural style’ of Paxton’s original structure.

In 1996, the prizewinning architect Ian Ritchie designed a scheme proposed to Bromley by London & Regional Properties Ltd, a low-profile company based in the West End. Ritchie’s £58 million, 600,000sq ft multiplex included two flyover-style concrete ramps capable of carrying 950 cars to the roof. The cinemas, restaurants, takeaway outlets, themed bars and pubs were to be accompanied by three ‘leisure boxes’, each big enough to accommodate a music venue or a ‘family entertainment centre’. (In the arcane language of developers, an amusement arcade is classified as a family entertainment centre.) In addition, roads, roundabouts and a car tunnel were to be built in the park.

In March 1997, London & Regional submitted a planning application for Ritchie’s scheme. When locals called for a public inquiry, the planning decision was frozen until the scheme was considered by John Prescott and his officials at the Department of Environment, Transport and the Regions.

For decades Prezza had colluded with the ring in Yorkshire which overlapped with the ring run by Issy. Philip will have known that and he’ll also have considered Prezza thick enough to be outwitted. Or of course Prezza may have been part of the charade; he won’t have been the Brains driving it, that will have been Miranda, assisted by the Mansfield Community who’d been colluding with Issy and the Top Docs for their entire careers.

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To widespread astonishment, Prescott refused an inquiry on the grounds that the plans complied with all legal requirements: the council, Prescott said, ‘may determine this application as it thinks fit’. Bromley immediately granted outline planning permission; the multiplex was to open in 2000.

In April 1998 the campaign sought a judicial review of Bromley’s decision on the grounds that Ritchie’s multiplex failed to ‘reflect the architectural style’ of Paxton’s original. Tory MP Ian Bruce, chairman of the Commons committee which drafted the 1990 Act, said the design could not remind anybody of anything other than a poor example of a football stand. Campaigners also argued that the proposal ignored government policy for Metropolitan Open Land, which states, ‘Land of this importance should not be used for developments which compromise its open character and value to London’s green setting.’

‘Bromley is often seen as a leafy, well-off part of south London,’ says council chief executive Dave Bartlett, ‘but around Crystal Palace we have some of the most deprived areas in the country. Unemployment is high, and so is crime.’

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The multiplex is part of an ambitious £152 million regenerationpackage conceived by the council to transform both the park and the surrounding areas. Funding from the Government’s Single Regeneration Budget forms the hub of the package, and Bromley promised to deliver private funding for the top site in return for SRB money. In other words, the multiplex enabled the council to attract government funding for the surrounding area. Therefore, as Bartlett categorically asserts, ‘If the top site failed, it would throw the future of the regeneration package into question.’

Is it wise to squander green space in order to regenerate? Don’t people need parks more than the cultural detritus towed in the wake of multiplexes, neon emporiums of tat aimed at children and teenagers and open until 2 am every day of the week? Campaigners ask why ‘regeneration’ should be contingent on cinema screens and car-parks.

The entertainment for the kids whom Issy sent to children’s homes in north Wales included group sex with gangs of men, sex with animals while being filmed for the purpose of the production of child porn in the UK and in Europe and large quantities of class A drugs. They also went on a few Outward Bound courses, Wales being full of people offering wholesome activities such as mountaineering, canoeing etc. When the kids in care went on such courses, they were molested. Disadvantaged kids from inner-cities enjoying themselves in Snowdonia or the Brecons was brilliant PR for a gang of sex offenders who genuinely enjoyed such pursuits themselves being all a bit butch and often ex-forces men and it generated a lot of business for the Outward Bound centres as well, some of which had links with the gang. The bill for the whole scam was footed by the endemically corrupt local authorities who were thrashing out the dirty deals with the crooks.

The rate/poll tax payers had no idea that this was where their dosh was disappearing as people puzzled over why local authorities with the highest local taxes in the UK failed to provide even adequate public services. The money wasn’t all being spend on anti-nuclear groups or consciousness raising for black lesbian single parents no matter what the Daily Mail alleged, they just netted enough to shut them up about the en masse abuse of kids and vulnerable people.

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The Crystal Palace protest draws support from a broad band of residents, not just toffs in big houses. Dulwich grandees and neo-hippies with pink hair and names like Ferret have marched side-by-side to save their park. Besides the campaign headed by Kolvin, other protest groups have sprung up to oppose Bromley’s plans. Ecowarriors built tree houses on the top site and rechristened it ‘Big Willow Eco Village’. Bromley got very cross about that.

When 78-year-old Joan Yaxley took a bread pudding to the ecowarriors, the council served her with a High Court writ, claiming she was a squatter. Eventually police and security guards arrived in a quasi-military operation to secure the ridge at a cost of £2.7 million – almost half the proposed saleprice.

The media loves tree-dwelling ecowarriors like Swampy. Their disregard for convention appeals to the rebel in us all. But environmental protests inwhich people chain themselves to trees before being carted off by tight-lipped policemen in front of the cameras have a poor record.

No, the media hate tree-dwelling ecowarriers. The people whom the media love are establishment figures like Kolvin who Lend Their Support to a Campaign that appeals to middle class people ie. a campaign to prevent the building of a multiplex that will be accompanied by fast food joints designed to appeal to chavs who won’t be welcome at Crystal Palace. The vile molesting Tory MP Alan Clark received acres of positive coverage when he joined in the protests against carting livestock from the UK thousands of miles across Europe in conditions of great cruelty to be slaughtered; before Clark joined their ranks, the protesters were lampooned as nutters lying down in front of lorries or middle aged female Guardian readers Who Liked Animals.

Establishment figures who feel the need to conceal serious wrongdoing are often keen to Support Protesters even if they’re a bit hippyish because ooh you know the protesters might have a point here. In the early 1990s, a group of English in-migrants to Bethesda protested in the strongest terms about the proposed by-pass that was going to be built through the oak woodland behind Bethesda. The local big wigs, Councillors, politicians etc were in favour of the by-pass and a great many local Welsh people were as well. The divide wasn’t exactly Welsh/English, but it was very obvious that the protesters and activists were virtually all English. The campaign was led by Neil Crumpton, a Friends of the Earth activist, who saw the light after his previous career in the nuclear industry no less.

Neil and his mates were gobsmacked to find that the Tory MP for Conwy, a pal of Thatcher’s, Lord Wyn Roberts, supported them! Ecowarriers, hippies, Labour voters, CND protesters, they could hardly believe it. The by-pass was never built. The protesters could hardly believe that they’d won in the face of furious locals, led by Dafydd Orwig, a Gwynedd County Councillor and a retired lecturer from the Bangor Normal College. Orwig said what went in Bethesda, he had run the town for years, but Orwig’s fury was ignored for what must have been the first time ever.

I knew Neil Crumpton. He was one of the people who did the building work on my house in Rachub just before he organised the anti-by-pass campaign. Neil was very friendly with the people who knew what was happening to me at the hands of Dafydd and the gang. The gang of whose members Wyn Roberts was a personal friend, whom Roberts had been colluding with for years and then took his duties particularly seriously once he became a Welsh Office Minister. See post ‘The Cradle Of Filth’. Neil knew that I had written to Keith Best, the MP for Anglesey, then to Dafydd Wigley, the MP for Caernarfon and er to Lord Wyn Roberts…

After the Successful Campaign led by Neil, Neil bagged a salaried job with Friends of the Earth and began appearing on TV!

Neil: I’ll let the readers of the blog know that your success as an Eco Campaigning Role Model was achieved not only on the back of what Lord Wyn Roberts’s mates did to me but on the back of what Dafydd Orwig and the gang of sex offenders with whom he conspired did to F. If that wasn’t bad enough, just before, or at the beginning of the Waterhouse Inquiry, Martin, someone who had witnessed the framing of F, was found dead in the road in Bethesda.

By the way Neil, which one of the Bethesda builders stole that box of documents from my attic in about 1996? I know it wasn’t you because you didn’t help with that bit of building, but your mates did, so how about telling me who seized the documents, thousands of them, with evidence of what happened to me AND F at the hands of the gang? I’ve been told that they found their way to News International and probably to George Carman.

Few have achieved anything like as much as Kolvin,

Although Neil Crumpton did quite well

who has steered the Crystal Palace Campaign (CPC) to the House of Lords and on into Europe.

Lord Wyn Roberts would have done the same, but the corruption was so great that he was able to stop the building of the Bethesda bypass very quickly and very easily.

He’s done it all by the book, patiently, relentlessly and, above all, legally.

Those kids from Newcastle were sent into the arms of a gang of paedophiles ‘above all, legally’. They were handed over to the traffickers under the Children Act or the Mental Health Act; the legislation had been written by people who were literally friends of the traffickers and the colluding idiots in Parliament asked no questions, not even further down the line when they began receiving complaints that people in care settings were being seriously abused. They simply appointed Issy and pals as members of every body with responsibility for Safeguarding, Protecting, Upholding Standards, Training, Evaluating and Regulating. It was foolproof. In the wake of the mushroom cloud that went up over the North East as a result of the Cleveland Child Abuse Scandal, Parliament asked Issy to Advise On The New Legislation, to ensure That It Never Happened Again.

Dr Dafydd Alun Jones

The Children Act 1975 was the result of Leo Abse, a member of the Westminster Paedophile Ring and friend of Dafydd – as were Leo’s Top Doc brothers, Drs Dannie and Wilfred (see post ‘O Jones, O Jones’) -virtually single-handedly blackmailing and bribing people like Jim and Audrey Callaghan and Dr Death to help him get that legislation through. See post ‘Cry, The Beloved Country’.

The Mental Health Act 1983 resulted from the scandal of Mary Wynch being illegally imprisoned by Dafydd. The new Act, which reassured everyone That It Will Never Happen Again, was written by Dafydd’s mate Professor Robert Bluglass and the code of practice to accompany it was written by Dafydd’s mate William Bingley. When Dafydd illegally imprisoned me three years after the new Mental Health Act was implemented, it was Bluglass and William Bingley who concealed Dafydd’s criminality. From what I saw when I was unlawfully imprisoned in the North Wales Hospital Denbigh, every other patient on Bryn Golau Ward was also held there illegally. Legislation, as far as that gang were concerned, was window dressing. They broke any law whenever they felt like it knowing that there would be absolutely no effective action and no comeback.

Issy and Dafydd were not going to worry about the small print re the legislation when they were handing kids over to people whom they knew would gang rape them at gunpoint, break their bones, rupture their anuses and take them to Europe ‘for a holiday’.

‘Many, many times,’ he says, ‘I’ve sat up all night dreaming up the points over cups of tea, despite the fact that I had to be in court the next day. It’s been constant graft and research, trying to make sure we cover every angle.’

The High Court refused permission for a judicial review, but the CPC won leave to appeal – a process underwritten by an insurance company. But when the Court of Appeal rejected the protesters’ plea that the multiplex was in breach of the Crystal Palace Act, Kolvin had to think hard. The failed High Court action was a turning point. ‘I realised the law is a blunt instrument,’ he says. ‘We needed to go down the economic route.’ Lawful direct action soon became a vital part of campaign strategy, and protesters turned their attention to potential occupiers of the multiplex.

The American-owned cinema company, UCI, signed up as anchor tenant at the outset, and so every Monday night for the past two years, members of the small Boycott UCI splinter group have peacefully protested outside the firm’s flagship cinema, the Empire Leicester Square. Battling the weather, the local drunks and the pulsing beat of the Equinox nightclub next door, protesters hand out leaflets, direct punters to rival screens and hold placards reading ‘Parks are for Children, not Cinemas’.

‘Children, Children, I care about Children’ as Dafydd used to tell us all.

One day last year campaigners simultaneously picketed 35 UCI cinemas from Clydebank to Poole. Is UCI listening?

‘We don’t like the negative publicity,’ says vice-president and acting managing director Steve Knibbs,

Neither did Issy and Dafydd, it’s why Philip Kolvin QC became an eco-warrier for the sake of Children.

‘but we can’t rescind our lease at Crystal Palace. The scheme has become very controversial, but it wasn’t when we signed up for an early version of it 10 years ago; we weren’t aware of the campaigners’ issues until after we had committed ourselves legally.’

Despite opposition from all quarters, last October Bromley gave plans the final go-ahead. Then came the greatest triumph of the protest so far. The CPC challenged the developer’s application for 14 liquor licences at the multiplex. The court received 600 letters of objection, a raft of heavyweight witnesses spoke against the scheme, and the campaign hired top licensing QC Richard Beckett.

Was it a friend whom Swampy knew from the Garrick who put the campaigners in touch with Top Licensing QC Richard Beckett?

Although Bromley was not a party to the action, it too hired a QC, and even tried to stop London’s Mayor, Ken Livingstone – an outspoken critic of the council’s handling of the multiplex issue – attending on the grounds that he had no place to be there. (‘Madam,’ Livingstone’s counsel told the magistrate, ‘if the mayor of Skegness wished to attend this licensing application to object, he would be entitled to do so.’)

Red Ken as Leader of the GLC oversaw the placement of huge numbers of kids from inner London Boroughs in children’s homes in north Wales. In 1990, in the face of proposals by Gwynedd County Council to close down Garth Angharad, a hospital for ‘mentally abnormal criminals’, Elfyn Llwyd, Plaid MP, tabled an Early Day Motion opposing the closure on the grounds that the facilities provided by this wondrous institution were unparalleled. Red Ken signed the EDM. Garth Angharad was not a hospital for mentally abnormal criminals or anyone else. It was an isolated building hidden away in the woodland near Dolgellau and it served as a prison for victims of Dafydd’s gang. Garth Angharad was owned by Paul Hett, a solicitor who was subsequently struck off for embezzling his clients’ money. Hett featured in the Waterhouse Report as the ‘owner and Headmaster’ of two schools/children’s homes in which children had been abused. Even Ronnie Waterhouse admitted that Hett was not a suitable person to be managing such facilities for children. See eg. post ‘More On Those Prisons For Folk Who Dared Complain’ and ‘Further Information On Garth Angharad Hospital’.

I’m still waiting for Red Ken to explain  his interest.

It was a tense week in Bromley Court House. Hundreds of police were deployed. Developer Geoffrey Springer had security guards for his personal protection. Afterhours of impassioned speeches (‘our lives are in your hands’, one man told the court), magistrates allowed a single pub licence and a further 12 alcohol licences with stringent conditions attached.

It was a heavy blow for London & Regional, who will have difficulty letting space without pub licences. ‘We’ve emasculated them,’ Kolvin told the South London Press after the hearing. ‘No, correction: we’ve cut their balls off.’

I heard the Kind Angels who Looked After kids in care who then became psych patients using this sort of expression – and very threateningly as well – to those whom they were paid to Look After. However when those kids/psych patients used such expressions themselves, it was written down in triplicate and used as Evidence by Issy and the Top Docs that they had Threatened Staff and were Dangerous.

Determined to deploy every weapon in his arsenal,

Dr Dafydd Alun Jones

Kolvin had also been mugging up on European procedures. Last November, following an 18-month investigation instigated by Kolvin, the European Commission sent a formal notice to the Government concerning Bromley’s failure to conduct an environmental impact assessment. The decision effectively accused John Prescott of being in breach of European law by not insisting that Bromley should have carried out such an assessment. The case might now proceed to the European Court of Justice.

Unlike any of the litigation mounted against Issy and the Top Docs. Before I and someone who made a witness statement in support of me were threatened at gunpoint, my lawyer scarpering and then me having to flee Wales as well, I discussed the possibility of taking my own case to Europe if the fuckwittery and intransigence continued.

I’m glad that the lawyer ran away and it never happened now that I have had a closer look at what happens to people who did win against that lot, Mary Wynch being the outstanding example. Even in the event of them winning every part of their case, as their funding runs out, the Powers That Be break the law again and offer them 30p compensation to fuck off now that they are destitute, can’t bring any further cases and are elderly and beyond working age. Mary Wynch was a competent, fairly wealthy woman who was unlawfully attacked by a gang of provincial crooked solicitors and Top Docs. She ended her days penniless, in hiding and branded a loony, although it had been admitted by the Master of the Rolls that no, Mary wasn’t a loony and never had been. Dafydd himself then admitted that er no she wasn’t…

In the late 1980s a psych nurse known to me who was working in Friern Barnet Hospital in London and very worried about the level of abuse to which she was seeing patients subjected, told me that every bit of Human Rights legislation specifically excludes patients sectioned under the Mental Health Act. I double checked; she was right. At present, there are thousands of people in the UK subject to eg. the Mental Health Act, the Mental Capacity Act, children’s legislation etc. Anything can happen to them and it often does. There are deaths of such people constantly at the hands of those Caring for them and there is not usually even an investigation.

Occasionally a case reaches the media, usually because the parent of the target is a professional person and will not shut up and there is publicity which shocks the nation. Such as the death of Connor Sparrowhawk, Dr Sara Ryan’s son, or the daughter of the man who popped up on the ‘Today’ programme a few weeks ago, a young woman with learning disabilities who has been held in a cell aka ‘seclusion’ in a ‘hospital’ for over a year now, with no human contact and her meals pushed through a hatch in the door by a Trained Angel. The young woman is a self-harmer and some months ago shoved a bic pen into her arm where it remains. John Humphrey’s listeners were gobsmacked that this could ever have happened in the UK at present. Well it does and there will be other cases equally as dreadful which have not made it into the media, in some cases because the Top Doctors have secured a High Court order preventing anyone from making the details of the case public. There have been at least three people imprisoned after having broken such orders in an attempt to draw attention to what is going on. There may be many more, no-one knows, because there are now Court orders being served to prevent the reporting of such cases. This blog was served with one last year.

All this is the result of years of widespread ill-treatment of people on the part of the welfare services and the systematic removal of whistleblowers from the system. As Geoff Lees, who used to lecture on the social work course at Coleg Menai once observed to me in 2000 about the Life Of Social Workers, ‘the training is crap, the qualifications are crap, the supervision is crap and the management is crap’. Geoff is qualified as a psych nurse as well as a social worker and he is the former manager of a psych hospital in the US. Geoff is bright enough to know what a nightmare it all is. Sadly he never says it in public.

However, Geoff has provided ‘consultancy’ for the north Wales mental health services which resulted in a learning disabled woman who’s only living relative was a learning disabled brother being handed over to Dafydd under the Mental Health Act for Her Own Protection after allegations of Satanic Abuse were made and when Gov’t began handing contracts over to Third Sector organisations and private businesses to deliver welfare services, Geoff bagged a job as the Director of Clwyd MIND which works in partnership with Dafydd and Dafydd’s mates. Furthermore Geoff’s wife owned and managed a Care Home for young mentally ill people in Llandudno and might still do so.

On the day after the publication of the Waterhouse Report in Feb 2000, Geoff walked into his class of students at Coleg Menai in Bangor, most of whom later became social workers and said ‘one thing that will not be discussed today and never will be is the Waterhouse Report. OK? There will be no discussion at all’.

Indeed there never was by Geoff, although one of his colleagues, a woman who had worked as a social worker in north Wales for years, began her lecture on the verge of tears and said ‘I know that I took children to that home myself [Ty’r Felin in Bangor] and although I thought that Nefyn Dodd [the manager of Ty’r Felin] was a rather uncaring man, I had no idea about these allegations’.

No-one knew. Just as No-One Knew About Dafydd, who was a friend of Nefyn Dodd’s. Dodd was the subject of dozens and dozens of complaints to the police, yet Dodd faced no charges at any point. When I and others made formal complaints about Dafydd, backed up by witnesses, there were either flat denials that the events had ever happened or the complaints were never investigated. A great many people worked long and hard for many many years to ensure that they Didn’t Know and neither did anyone else.

 

Bromley had now spent more defending the multiplex than the £6.1 million it stood to gain from the sale of a 125-year lease of the top site. As Kolvin was plainly the most powerful figure in the battle for the park, the council turned on him. Besides threatening legal action over statements he had made, it sent a letter to his head of chambers, Anthony Scrivener QC, saying he ought to ‘be concerned about a member of the Bar in your Chambers making such unsubstantiated allegations in a public manner’.

 See previous posts for the links between Anthony Scrivener and those we know and love.

A man who has defended Shirley Porter and Asil Nadir was not likely to be frightened by a bunch of Bromley councillors.

Shirley Porter I really don’t think can be defended by anyone. I’m not sure over which matter Philip Kolvin defended Shirley Porter, whether it was the matter of her and rest of Westminster City Council facilitating the Westminster Paedophile Ring via their unstinting support of St George’s Hospital, or whether it was with regard to the other matter of the massive corruption in Porter’s capacity as Council leader, which resulted in Porter buggering off to Israel to avoid being jailed. See previous posts. It’s OK now though, she’s back in the UK. Dunno whether Philip knows about the other little matter, the Top Doctor who was a Westminster City Councillor being found dead in suspicious circumstances just as the shit hit the fan, perhaps Philip could act for someone or other over that.

Asil Nadir, the other example given of someone who called upon the assistance of Philip Kolvin QC, was a famously serious international criminal of an even more impressive magnitude than Shirley Porter. Asil ran away to Cyprus to avoid prison and also received a bit of help from Top Docs in the form of Expert Witness Reports as to why he had to be Let Off Lightly. See previous posts.

Anyway, Kolvin says he’s used to battling: he gets paid to do it every day. ‘I keep focused on the goal,’ he adds with a rueful smile. Exposure to the legal profession from the other side has opened his eyes. ‘I feel so much more vulnerable as a litigant than I do as a barrister. I realise now that we in the law can never really understand how a litigant is feeling until we’ve been in their shoes.’

This is the barrister’s equivalent of ‘I’m doing it for the Poor’, ‘I’m not one of those doctors who thinks that I’m God’ and ‘I never go private I always use the NHS’. Dr D.G.E. Wood and Tony Francis employed all of these, as did many other members of the gang.

  • Kolvin feels there are many more legal battles to be fought – and there is as yet no sign of the project starting. Bromley council might still pay a very high price for underestimating the strength of local opposition.
  • Or rather ‘might still pay a very high price for tangling with Dafydd’s gang after they saw a much needed PR opportunity’.

The ecowarriors advocate that nothing should ever be built on the site. Bromley claims the multiplex is the only way forward. Philip Kolvin and the Crystal Palace Campaign take the middle ground, suggesting that the area be regenerated as a leisure space for the community. Above all, they plead that it remain what it has always been: a park. They ask if councillors and civil servants can really look into their hearts and assert that a giant rooftop car-park and a string of bowling alleys, cinemas and takeaway outlets reflect the spirit of Paxton’s magisterial Crystal Palace.

They probably don’t, but then I doubt that an international trafficking ring did either.

 

Info about Philip Kolvin from the internet tells us that:

Philip is a nationally renowned legal expert in licensing work. He became a barrister in 1985 and was appointed as Queen’s Counsel for his licensing work in 2009.

He is Head of Cornerstone Barristers, which is one of the top barristers chambers in London specialising in licensing, planning, property and regulatory law.

Philip is a Patron and past Chairman of the Institute of Licensing which is the professional body for licensing practitioners.

He has written and edited a number of leading licensing books:

  • Licensed Premises, Law, Practice and Policypublished by Bloomsbury Professional. This is a leading textbook on law and policy about the licensing of alcohol, pubs, nightclubs, off-licences, restaurants, takeaways, cinemas, theatres, music venues and festivals.
  • Sex Licensing  published by the Institute of Licensing. This deals with the law relating to sex shops, lap dancing and gentlemen’s clubs – known as Sexual Entertainment Venue or SEV licences – and sex cinemas.

Philip is a board member ofthe Sports Grounds Safety Authority, the Government body concerned with stadium safety.

He is on the Advisory Board of theNight Time Industries Associationand is an adviser on licensing to the British Pub Confederation.

Philip was the Chairman of Purple Flagwhich is a national scheme promoting safe and diverse night time economies, run by the Association of Town Centre Management. Purple Flag recipients include Heart of Londonthrough to Stockton Heath. The scheme now also operates in Ireland.

He is a past Chairman of Best Bar Nonea national scheme promoting safe bars, run by the British Institute of Innkeeping.

Philip acted as a co-opted expert on Commission for a Sustainable London 2012 for the Olympic Games, dealing with licensing issues.

So ecowarrier Philip who never experienced such nervousness as he addressed the citizens of Crystal Palace who was New To All This Campaigning Lark and who was seriously impressed when Top Barrister and Licensing Expert Richard Beckett QC, assisted with the campaign against the mighty Bromley Council and their vulgar chavvy plans for a multiplex and associated MacDonalds, is a Licensing Expert himself, including the licensing of sex clubs, gambling dens and anything that wants to flog booze.

I wouldn’t be surprised if Philip is one of those people who brought up huge cannabis plantations overseas in expectation of the legislation of mari-jew-ana.

Philip was educated at Oxford University, where he graduated in law, and at the Bar Vocational College in London. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

 

On 16 Dec 2016, Philip was in the news again:

Mayor appoints Philip Kolvin QC as Chair of the Night Time Commission

  • Top licensing lawyer Philip Kolvin QC heads up the Mayor’s Night Time Commission​​​​​​​
  • Sadiq Khan extends the work of the Night Time Commission to protect London’s venues and safeguard the night time economy

The Mayor Sadiq Khan today (15 December) announced he is appointing top lawyer Philip Kolvin QC as Chair of the Night Time Commission. Philip will preside over a revamped Night Time Commission, bringing together stakeholders from across the night-time economy including local authorities, the Metropolitan Police, club and venue owners, and residents.

Philip Kolvin QC is head of Cornerstone Barristers and a Patron and past Chairman of the Institute of Licensing. He is also on the advisory board of the Night Time Industries Association.

Philip recently acted on behalf of Fabric nightclub and played a pivotal role in securing an agreement between the world-famous venue and Islington Council to regain its licence and reopen with stringent new conditions to protect the safety of clubbers.

Philip is widely regarded as the UK’s top expert on licensing. He is the editor of several books about the leisure economy, licensing, planning and regeneration and recently published a Manifesto for the Night Time Economy.‎

He has acted for many of London’s local authorities, the police and the industry and has recently taken the first licensing case to the Supreme Court and European Court.

I’m glad that I didn’t bother to give the European Court a go myself. Or the police either.

Dr Dafydd Alun Jones

Starting on Monday 9th January, Philip will work alongside the newly appointed Night Czar, Amy Lamé, to develop and implement a vision of London as a 24-hour city.

His appointment demonstrates the Mayor’s commitment to the capital’s night-time economy, which includes safeguarding the future of clubs and live music venues.

Since 2008, the capital has lost 50 per cent of its nightclubs and 40 per cent of its live music venues and the Mayor has made a manifesto commitment to protect these vital cultural spaces.

The Night Time Commission was established to review the capital’s night-time economy. The Commission seeks to understand the challenges faced by night-time businesses, authorities and residents and develop way to balance these as London’s night-time economy grows.

It has worked with Westminster University’s Music Tank to carry out research into London’s night-time economy and this will be published in the coming months. The Commission brings together people from across the night-time industries, including local authorities, business operators, Metropolitan Police and Government departments.

Recent research shows that the night-time economy contributes £26.3bn to London’s annual GDP, equivalent to ‎40 per cent of the equivalent figure for the UK. This figure is expected to rise to £28.3bn by 20294.

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said: “Our city’s flourishing nightlife attracts millions of visitors from the UK and abroad every year. However, with the loss of so many clubs and venues from around the capital, we cannot afford to be complacent. That’s why I’m delighted to appoint Philip Kolvin QC as Chair of a revamped Night Time Commission. Working alongside my newly-appointed Night Czar Amy Lamé, Philip’s expertknowledge in the field of licensing, regulation and policy will be crucial in ensuring that our live music venues and nightclubs are protected from closure and that they are recognised as a distinctive part of our cultural heritage.”

New Chair of the Night Time Commission, Philip Kolvin QC said: “At the heart of every great city is a great night-time economy. London’s night life is internationally renowned and forms a key reason for people wanting tolive, work and invest here. As the capital grows, we must plan for a growing night-time economy for the whole of Greater London – something that can only be achieved through proper partnerships with stakeholders, strategic planning, and investment in infrastructure.

“It’s vital that we ensure that everyone benefits from a thriving night-time economy – from those who want a great night out, to those who want a good night’s sleep. I look forward to working with the capital’s new Night Czar, Amy Lamé, so that we can develop the role of London as the global leader of the night-time economy.”

Night Czar, Amy Lamé said: “I’m delighted that I’ll be working alongside Philip to develop the capital’s night-time economy. Together, we will make it our mission to ensure that London thrives as a 24-hour city. We understand the need to protect night clubs, pubs and live music venues, but we’re also keenly aware that the capital’s night-time economy needs to work for everyone – including those who simply want to sleep at night.

Perhaps Amy could also provide a Social Theory Library for someone like me as part of her 24-hour city, should I ever be insane enough to drop in on London now that it is being run by Dafydd’s mates.

“I look forward to meeting members of the public in my forthcoming Night Surgeries, and will ensure that we strike a fine balance between the needs of revellers, residents, local authorities, the Metropolitan Police and developers.”

A fine balance that will be achieved with assistance from Legal Advisers To Dafydd.

The Commission’s work has been expanded beyond the original end date of October 2016 and it will continue to advise on measures to support the night time economy. The findings of the Commission’s research, carried out by Westminster University’s Music Tank, will be published in 2017.

Quotes from spokespeople across the Night Time Industries:

Alan D Miller, Chairman, Night Time Industries Association: “PhilipKolvin is one of Britain’s treasure troves of knowledge, experience and insight when it comes to the *night-time economy*. Having been Chairman of both Purple Flag and Best Bar None initiatives, Philip understands the complex and critical issues facing local councils, the police and the night time industries and is passionate about finding ways these relationships can improve for the benefit of all. A lifetime of practising licensing law has made him a reference point for many when thinking about how to best manage and enhance the benefits of nightlife while mitigating costs. Philip’s energy and enthusiasm for developing vibrant and sustainable night time economies will bring enormous dividends to The Night Time Commission, as he leads this assembly of all stakeholders to ensure London’s future as a truly leading global city.”

Mirik Milan, Night Mayor of Amsterdam: “Philip’s Manifesto for the Night Time Economy is the perfect starting point for creating a balanced and successful strategy to support London as a 24-hour city. I recommend cities follow Amsterdam and co-create a manifesto with all the night-time stakeholders. Philip working alongside Amy will make a cracking team!”

Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) Chief Executive Kate Nicholls: “The Mayor has made some very positive moves since taking office and we are pleased to see him taking the issue of London’s night-time economy seriously. It is vitally important that we have an effective Night Time Commission to complement the work of the Night Czar and we would like to congratulate Philip on his appointment.

“Philip has always been a passionate advocate for licensed hospitality and the UK’s night-time economy.

When he isn’t being an ecowarrier and Protecting Green Spaces that is.

He has extensive experience working with all stakeholders

Dr Dafydd Alun Jones

 

including hospitality businesses, local authorities and the police. Philip has the nous and the credibility to lead the Commission and his experience will be key to the success of the Mayor’s plans for London.

“We look forward to working closely with Philip and the Night Czar to promote London’s valuable and crucial night-time economy.”

Metropolitan Police Service Assistant Commissioner Territorial Policing Martin Hewitt said: “We welcome the appointment Phillip Kolvin QC as the Chair of the Night Time Commission, and we look forward to working with Philip to support London’s world-renowned night-time economy, and ensure that Londoners, those working here and all visitors to the capital can enjoy it safely. Philip’s wide-ranging experience in licensing will be very valuable as we work together, alongside businesses and partners, as part of the Commission.”

Marianne Fredericks, Past Chairman, City of London Licensing Committee and Founder of the London Licensing Forum, said: “As founder of the London Licensing Forum I know what can be done to boost the night time economy when people work together. Philip Kolvin QC brings a 360 degrees perspective on this issue having represented councils, businesses and the police. His insight and vision has been invaluable for my work at the City of London. With his experience the whole of London could start to realise the huge potential which exists for our residents and businesses through growing the night time economy.”

John Dickie, Director of Strategy and Policy at London First, said, “Embracing the 24-hour economy will mean a more vibrant and thriving London. We look forward to working with Philip, alongside the new Night Czar Amy Lame, to tackle issues from planning and licensing through to freight, deliveries and road use, to help create the right conditions for the capital to prosper and grow.”

Sadiq Khan, the Mayor who commissioned Philip’s expertise to Grow London’s 24 Hour Economy, spent years as the Labour MP for Tooting, on the patch of St George’s Hospital and the paedophile ring. Sadiq has never whispered a thing about it. Prior to that, Sadiq was a Councillor for Tooting; he didn’t mention the ring then either. Sadiq will know about the ring and may have known something about it before he got near local politics, because Sadiq grew up in er Tooting. Before Sadiq was an MP, he was a Radical Lawyer. Sadiq took one famous case re the abuse of an Empowered Service User, that of David ‘Rocky’ Bennett, who was killed by Angels and police officers when they Restrained Him. Sadiq became quite a champ with the Official Spokespeople For People With Mental Health Problems, such as Socialist Feminist Service Users’ Champ, Dr Rachel Perkins. The police took most of the blame for Rocky’s death and Sadiq very wisely ignored the rapes and murders that were taking place in Springfield Hospital in Tooting, the Mental Health Unit attached to St George’s, of which the Clinical Director was Dr Rachel Perkins.

Rocky’s death only ever received the attention that it did because his sister was a Top Doctor. They murdered the wrong patient on that occasion, she wasn’t going to believe any of the usual guff…

Sadiq has campaigned against racial discrimination in the NHS and has represented NHS staff.

Some time after Sadiq hired the Legal Adviser to Dafydd’s mates to put a rocket under London’s Night Time Economy, Sadiq and Philip fell out in a major way and allegations and counter-allegations flew. I have not had time to get to the bottom of it.

 

 Issy’s chum Kit Ounsted is also remembered by the Royal College of Physicians ‘Lives of the Fellows’ online, the contribution having been written by Top Doc Janet Lindsay, Kit’s colleague:

b.8 August 1921 d.7 October 1992
BM BCh Oxon(1945) MA(1950) DM(1951) DPM(1956) MRCP(1966) FRCPsych(1971) FRCP(1972)

Christopher (Kit) Ounsted was born in London, the second son of Laurence John Ounsted who, after retiring from the City, trained for the Clergy at the age of 73. Father and son were Freemen of the City of London and Liverymen of the Mercer’s Company. Kit was educated at Christ’s Hospital School and University College Oxford, where he was a War Memorial scholar. His medical training was at the Radcliffe Infirmary where he won the Theodore Williams Prize in pathology. After house jobs in paediatrics in Sheffield and London, he spent two years in the RAF. Later he returned to paediatrics and the Radcliffe Infirmary as registrar to Victoria Smallpeice. He became research assistant in paediatric neurology with support from the regional hospital board for seven years, from 1948-55, and subsequently trained in psychiatry with Ian Skottowe at the Warneford Hospital, while also holding the Ernest Hart scholarship of the BMA for research in paediatric neurology. By 1957 he was appointed consultant physician and medical director of the Park Hospital, formerly a neurosis unit, which he launched as the Park Hospital for Children and which he was to make internationally renowned.

The hospital served as the base for child and adolescent psychiatry for much of the Oxford region and the sole inpatient facility. It attracted the more severe and arcane conditions in patients, who became the subjects of a wide variety of research endeavours across the range of developmental neuropsychiatry. ‘Developmental medicine’ was Kit’s favoured description of his work if he was obliged to expand beyond ‘physician’. This clever euphemism for areas of medicine subject to fashionable changes in nomenclature was also, for him, the best way of referring to the study of individual biographies as subjects for science.

Kit Ounsted’s professional colleagues, in all disciplines that worked at the Park Hospital, benefited from the enthusiasm and novel thinking of a consultant physician who recognized and valued their work and their worth. He helped realize the potential in teachers, paediatricians, occupational therapists and psychologists, psychiatrists and social workers, nurses and technicians. Equally, he valued and facilitated his patients’ development which he would nurture over many years.

It was the unfolding of the biographies in his patients with temporal lobe epilepsy which was the key element in his two, jointly authored, monographs on that topic. His studies of epilepsy, founded in his years with Victoria Smallpeice, also informed his other collaborative work on sex differences in diseases and infantile autism. His collaborators benefited from Ounsted’s attachment to the descriptive work of Darwin and that of the ethologists Lorenz and Tindenberg. Naturalistic descriptions of children’s behaviour was, to his mind, a proper science. His paper on ‘The hyperkinetic syndrome in epileptic children’ was a brilliant vindication of this approach.

Konrad Lorenz and Niko Tindenberg were zoologists who’s work was on imprinting in baby geese, it cannot be transferred onto humans and I’m not sure that Lorenz and Tindenberg had any interest in doing this themselves, they were interested in animals…

From the moment of establishing the Park Hospital for Children, collaborative work became his major concern and he placed his ideas in the hands and minds of his many colleagues. He thus came to realize the evident fact of the deliberate abuse of children and it was he who bore the burden of the management of these children and their families which enabled the important research of his colleagues. The burden of the hurts and duplicity, and the administrative work involved, were painful to him yet from these collaborative studies fundamental observations about ‘gaze aversion’ and ‘frozen watchfulness’ came into being.

Ounsted’s successful clinical work at the Park Hospital for Children led to the setting up of a separate adolescent unit and his work with epileptic children and their families was recognized when it became the National Centre for Children with Epilepsy. He was also able to help his wife Margaret become prominent in her own right in the field of foetal growth and early infant development.

To understand Kit Ounsted it is necessary to appreciate the prodigious scale of his intelligence, the speed of his reading and his extraordinary capacity for problem analysis. His interests outside medicine lay in nature and in words. He favoured zoos such as that in Jersey, and books such as Jeremy Taylor’s Holy living (extracts) London, Marcus Ward & Co, 1884. He read poetry extensively, and the works of Jane Austin throughout each year. His family relations led back to Nelson yet his reading of history confirmed him as a devotee of Wellington. He taught that some doctors at least must be available to pause and work reflectively with people who had problems and what he gave unstintingly to patients and colleagues alike was his time.

Margaret, also a physician, died in 1988 and Kit lost not only his devoted companion and mother of his four children but also an attentive and supportive professional colleague. Two of their children are physicians.

Two of Kit’s children did indeed qualify and work as Top Doctors, but they are no longer practising. Christopher Martin Ounsted qualified in 1974 from London University. He is no longer registered as a Top Doctor, having relinquished his registration. This only ever happens when a Top Doc is in serious shit and Robert Bluglass took advantage of this service offered by the GMC. It is a useful service because if a Top Doc relinquishes their registration, the GMC can no longer take disciplinary action against them, they keep their pension and goodies and as the GMC stresses, the Good Name of the Top Doctor Remains Untarnished.

Kit’s daughter Jean Mary Ounsted is categorised by the GMC as ‘registered without a licence to practise’. Jean also qualified from the University of London in 1974. I wonder if Christopher and Jean are twins?

 An obituary for Kit also appeared in 1993 in ‘Child Abuse Review’, which mentions that Kit died ‘peacefully, although unexpectedly’. Kit died in Oct 1992, during the North Wales Police investigation into his associates. The tribute to Kit was written by Jacqui Roberts, ‘Project Head, Polepark Family Counselling Centre, Dundee’. Jacqui stated that ‘It is important to celebrate Kit Ounsted’s contribution’ and ‘he was ahead of his time in his devotion to children’s rights’.

Dafydd’s gang reached as far as Dundee. The Dundee NHS was staffed by graduates of St Andrews, of which many, such as Robert Bluglass and his wife Kerry, were members of Dafydd’s network. St Andrews is a University that trains Posh Top Docs and it is such a magnet for Posh Docs that Top Docs who aren’t St Andrews graduates often relocate there or even just join the Poshest Golf Club On Earth, the Royal and Ancient at St Andrews, to get pissed in the same clubhouse as Those Who Matter. See post ‘Remember Girls! Never Get Into A Car With A Stranger’. Dr Andrew Black, the son of the Sir Douglas Black, one of the Dons Of the Mafia, served an apprenticeship with the Top Docs of Dundee. See post ‘The Logic Of Medicine’.

It has become a standing joke among cynics that the ‘children’s rights’ movement which gained momentum in the late 1960s and 70s and was driven by Top Docs and their colleagues working in the fields of paediatrics, psychiatry and the social sciences, was actually a movement working on behalf of the rights of adults to have sex with children. There is a lot of truth in that and the issue received a bit of an airing in the media some five years ago when the world suddenly woke up to the fact that people holding office in the NCCL, including Harriet Harman, Patricia Hewitt and Little Nell’s husband Sir Henry Hodge, actively campaigned for paedophiles’ rights. In their defence, Harriet et al spun the line of ‘we were duped by these Very Clever paedophiles, ooh they are Cunning’.

The paedophiles’ rights movement of that time aligned itself to other causes that many people supported, included gay rights and rights for people with mental health problems. There was also a genuine debate with regard to reducing the age of consent for girls to 14; historically in the UK the age of consent has been lower than 14 and it was virtually by accident that it was subsequently established at 16. There were cases of girls of 15 who’s stable, non-abusive boyfriends of 18 were prosecuted for having consenting sex with them. I knew of one such case in Somerset; the boyfriend was a policeman and it finished his career. It was not rape or sexual exploitation and the complaint was made by the girl’s mother who did not get on with her daughter and did not like the girl’s boyfriend. It was malice all the way, bugger all to do with protecting a 15 year old from exploitation. The problem was that those debates were hijacked by organised traffickers and the gangs were being facilitated by professional people including the Top Docs, lawyers and others discussed on this blog.

This has blown up in the face of so many UK politicians because it all kicked off when they had just finished their student politics bit, had not yet become MPs, but were desperate to be selected as candidates, particularly for the Labour Party. They were unthinking, unscrupulous dickwits who put their name to any Campaign if they thought that it would enhance their reputation as Radical People Of Action. Someone sent me loads of archive material last night with regard to these Campaigns in Scotland and indeed the signatures of those we know and love are everywhere, Gordon Brown, Robin Cook, all the best of the arrogant tossers who had just graduated and Wanted To Be PM one day. Some of the more excitable blogs re organised abuse have used this to state that ‘Gordon Brown GANG RAPED NINE CHILDREN’ and such. There is no evidence that he did any such thing, but there is plenty of evidence that Gordon and the Scottish contingent were involved with the Scottish Minorities Group, who, like the NCCL, did have people who were child molesters involved with it. See previous posts. Many of them were even convicted of sexual assaults on children and quite young children as well.

The problem that those in the House have created for themselves results from their repeated cover-ups of the crimes of their fellow travellers when they were, as my grandpa used to say, Young And Foolish. Instead of holding their hands up and doing an ‘I’m really sorry, we were idiots and we will now do everything possible to get to the truth’, it has just been for years one enormous

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They created an even bigger rod for their backs by cravenly toadying to the professional people, including Issy and Dafydd, whom they eventually realised were doing some terrible things; they were Councillors or MPs by then and they dealt with the problem by refusing to investigate the most serious of complaints and screaming as loudly as possible that they Loved The NHS. It just snowballed after that and then when the demands for Public Inquiries could be deflected no longer, people like Butler-Sloss and Ronnie Waterhouse were called upon to Get To The Truth.

Now we have Professor Alexis Jay Chairing the IICSA. Alexis spent a career as a social worker in Scotland, where she and her husband concealed the organised abuse of children and vulnerable people. Alexis was the person responsible for the disaster which was the Orkney Satanic Panic. Yet after that, Jack McConnell, as FM of Scotland, appointed Alexis as Scotland’s most senior social worker. See post ‘The Most Dangerous Man In the World – The Scottish Play’.

Lord Jack McConnell climbed his way up the Scottish Labour Party after having met two of my closest friends when they were all at Stirling University together, found out what was happening to me and to them as well because they were supporting me (see post ‘The Turn Of The Screw’) and ruthlessly used this to advance himself by gaining favour with the big wigs, including one Gordon Brown. See previous posts. Brown, my friends and I gave up Labour politics because it was saturated with these absolute wankers who are now yelling as loudly as they can that they Didn’t Know. They did, we told them and our friends told them. Some of them, including Lord Jack, Harriet and Harriet and Gordon’s Little Helper Ed, even knew the detail of what was happening to us.

There is a further factor. While that lot are not blessed with brains and integrity – even the ones whom the rest of them think are geniuses eg. Gordon and David Miliband have only acquired such reputations because the others are as thick as yak shit – a great many of them had parents and family members who were colleagues of the professional people who were facilitating/concealing organised abuse. I have mentioned the names Dr John Harman, Lord Longford and Ralph Miliband many times in previous posts… They were just the high profile ones; there were legions of such folk, teachers, doctors, social workers, lawyers, Ministers of religion, academics, who had children active in CND, anti-apartheid, the women’s movement, the Labour Party, the Liberal Party, gay rights, the far left groups and even, like Ronald Fairbairn dad of the dreadful Nicholas Fairbairn and Michael Young dad of Toby, sometimes the Tory Party.

Nearly everyone in this corrupt selfish professional and political class knew something of the en masse sexploitation of vulnerable people and the sometimes horrendously serious crime accompanying it. As far as they were concerned, Brown, my friends and I were the idiots for not shutting up and joining the party and we were told this many times.

As the Radical Offspring aged, they married colleagues of the abusers. Miranda and Cherie, Robin Cook and his Top Doc wife Margaret, Gordon and Sarah, the PR lady for Dafydd’s gang…

I’m so busy on the blog that I’m barely following the news, but people are e mailing me all sorts about David Steel being suspended and being placed under investigation by the Lib Dems and Vince Cable announcing that he’s standing down. People are asking if it’s anything to do with me and whether I’m about to blog something about Vince. Well I’m not planning to, I do have a few things lined up but they don’t include Vince, at least at the moment. I don’t know why Steel has been suspended or why Vince is off, because they aren’t any more guilty than the mass of unprincipled fools that are sitting next to them in Parliament. The whole bloody lot of them screamed ‘Children, Children, Children, No To NHS Cuts’, every time that the BMA told them to do so. Why pick on David Steel?

There is of course one man who was directly involved with the abuse of vulnerable people in the course of the day to day duties of his job before he made a Forbidden Alliance with Shirl and the Boy David.

David Owen

Dr Death was the research registrar for William Sargant, what on earth did the House think that Dr Death was doing over at Tommy’s??? Sargant killed his patients with his ‘experiments’, Sargant’s psychiatrist colleagues ran Sex Therapy clinics, others sold class A drugs to the Royal Family and carried out illegal abortions. None of this was a Secret, every Top Doc in London as well as the minions knew about it. The Tommy’s Top Docs were friends with Dafydd, it wasn’t classified information, Dr Death knew Dr D.G.E. Wood and the Windbag knew Tony Francis. Support from the gang was far more important to the vain loonies in the House than support from Empowered Service Users.

Kit Ounsted and his eccentric ways are considered to have founded paediatric neurology in the UK. When Top Doctors Invent Something, they like to have an Association or ideally a Royal College for it. I am therefore glad to be able to introduce readers to the the British Paediatric Neurology Association, the BPNA. The BPNA has a website with much information on it, so much that I cannot do justice to it here. However, here is an extract from the BPNA’s website, with info and the names of some of those who have been involved with it, as well as other Important People with whom members of the BPNA have had dinner, drinks etc. Can anyone see a few paedophiles’ friends hidden in the picture?
The BPNA Archivist is Dr Neil Thomas (Southampton) who can be contacted via the BPNA Secretariat.
History of the BPNA
The pattern of interdisciplinary meetings organised by Dr Ronnie MacKeith as Director of the Medical, Educational and Information Unit of the Spastics Society was a meeting in Oxford every two years, and at some other location in the UK during the intervening years. There had been a meeting in Oxford in 1970 during which a “European Study Group on Child Neurology” had been discussed.
Then in January 1971 Dr MacKeith organised a meeting of doctors particularly interested in paediatric neurology at The Old Ship Hotel, Brighton. Fourteen doctors came from the UK and Eire (Bax, Brett, Gordon, MacKeith, Neville, O’Donohoe, Ounsted, Roberts, Robinson, Schutt, Stephenson, Taylor, Tizard, Wilson).
Four doctors attended from the Royal Alexandra Hospital (Cree, Hatcher, Mann, Nash), and five guests came from France and Luxembourg (Aicardi, Attal, Lyon, Metz, Theiffry). This custom of inviting doctors from other European countries to meetings of the British Paediatric Neurology Association continues to the present day. During this meeting there were several discussions on the organisation of paediatric neurology in the UK. Tea and cucumber sandwiches were served on the Saturday afternoon, but the other custom of an “entertainment session” during the meeting was started at a later date.
In March 1972 a meeting was held in Manchester arranged by Neil Gordon with the full support of the MEIU of the Spastics Society. Twenty-seven doctors attended, including 7 from Manchester. There were further discussions on the future of the group, but it was decided to remain under the wing of the Spastics Society for a further year. The meeting in 1973 was in Oxford in January, organised by Ronnie MacKeith, with invited guests from Germany and Switzerland.
The meeting in January 1974 was held in London, at the invitation of John Wilson and Edward Brett, and it may be of interest that the conference fee for this meeting, including accommodation and all meals, was £10. The guests on this occasion were from Scandinavia, and 54 doctors participated in the meeting. By that time the Academic Board of the British Paediatric Association had suggested that there should be a sub-group of Paediatric Neurology. The UK group welcomed the idea of an association with the BPA, while maintaining their independence, and agreed that the group should organise a special session at the Annual Meetings of the BPA starting on April 1975, when a number of papers on neurological subjects were given (Gordon, McCarthy, Ross, Stephenson).
During 1974 discussions took place at a meeting in Harrogate in April (Bax, Bower, Brown, Dubowitz, Gordon, Green, Mac Keith, Ounsted, Roberts, Stark, Stephenson, Tizard), and at the MEIU Meeting in Oxford in September. It was decided that the UK Group of Paediatric Neurologists, as it was then called, should form an autonomous group. Points from the discussion included:
(1) Paediatric neurology was taken to include the care of children and adolescents with acute, recurrent and chronic disorders of the nervous system.
(2) Members were expected to have training in paediatrics and/or neurology, and considerable experience in the practice of paediatric neurology, and to have made contributions to the knowledge of the subject.
There were 27 foundation members (Bower, Brett, Brown, Corbett, Drummond, Dubowitz, Gardner-Medwin, Gordon, Green, Ingram, Johnston, MacKeith, Mellor, Neville, Noronha, O’Donohoe, Ounsted, Purves, Roberts, Robinson, Schutt, Stark, Stephenson, Stores, Taylor, Tizard, Wilson). These were proposed by a liaison committee (Gordon, MacKeith, Stephenson, Wilson), who were also invited to prepare a constitution. A note was published in the Lancet (1974, ii, 1092) outlining the development of paediatric neurology in the UK, and Europe.
The meeting in Bristol in January 1975, organised by Werner Schutt, was the first meeting of the British Association for Paediatric Neurology, the title used at that time.
At the Business Meeting in Bristol, Neil Gordon was elected Chairman, and it was decided that there should be a Secretary (MacKeith), Treasurer (Wilson), and two further members of the Committee (Stephenson, Taylor). Relations with other bodies were discussed, particularly the European Federation of Child Neurology Societies, and links with the BPA. Efforts were made to also establish a relationship with the Association of British Neurologists but these have not developed as had been hoped.
A number of members of the BPNA were also members of the ABN. In 1975 there were 9.
At the time of writing (1998) the BPNA forms one of the six groups constituting the European Federation, which up to the present, has no individual members, and it has two of our representatives on its Council. Several members of the BPNA are also members of the International Child Neurology Association. This maintains links between the two organisations, although their functions and aims are somewhat different.
The Constitution of the BPNA was approved on 4 January 1975, and subsequently circulated to all members. A policy of gradual expansion of the Association was accepted, and qualifications for membership were debated during 1975, previous presentation of a paper at either of the annual meetings of the Association being regarded as a necessary, but not sufficient, requirement for membership. It was also decided that membership should include doctors from other disciplines, such as Child Psychiatry, Mental Handicap, Epileptology, Developmental Paediatrics, etc who had made a special contribution to the field of neurology. During this year the Title of The British Paediatric Neurology Association was accepted.
The meeting in January 1976 was held in Durham, organised by David Gardner-Medwin. There were 53 participants, with guests mainly from Scandinavia. At this time discussions were taking place on the training of paediatric neurologists, and these continued over several years. A draft produced in July 1976 suggested a six-year period of training with some aspects of experience being obligatory (Paediatrics, Adult Neurology, Paediatric Neurology), and some desirable (Developmental Assessment, Child Psychiatry, Mental Handicap, Neurophysiology, Neurochemistry etc). A plenary session was organised by Neil Gordon at the BPA Meeting in York in April 1976 on “Recent Advances in Paediatric Neurology”.
Edinburgh was the site for the January meeting in 1977, organised by Keith Brown. David Gardner-Medwin became Secretary, and the custom of sending an occasional newsletter to members was started. Ronnie MacKeith became the first honorary member of the BPNA.
In 1978 there were 46 members. The meeting was in Liverpool, organised by John Roberts. It was decided to found an annual lecture in honour of Ronnie MacKeith, who died on 30 October 1977, to be given at the January meeting. In fact the guest speaker at this meeting was Joest Martinius who spoke on “Accident proneness in children, cerebral trauma and late neuropsychological findings”, so can be regarded as the first Ronnie MacKeith lecturer. The neurology session at York in April was arranged by Keith Brown, the special theme being “Acute Emergencies in Paediatric Neurology”.
In 1979 the BPNA’s proposals for training had been accepted, without significant changes by the Specialist Advisory Committees in Paediatrics and Neurology of the RCP of London, and had been submitted to the Committee for Higher Medical Training.
During this year Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology became the officially designated journal of the BPNA, and steps were taken to ask the DHSS to recognise paediatric neurology as a separate specialty, negotiated in particular by Ronnie MacKeith, with support from the Royal College of Physicians. David Taylor was elected Treasurer of the BPNA, with Greg Stores as Deputy Treasurer in 1979 when David Taylor was to be in Canada. The BPNA met in January 1979 (Richard Purvis), and this has been the only January Meeting which has had to be cancelled (at three days notice) owing to a severe snow storm which blocked all road and rail transport. It was held in February, and it said much for the enthusiasm of members, and guests from the German-Speaking Group, that in spite of these troubles it was very well attended. Peter Tizard was elected Chairman of the BPNA at this Meeting. Kit Ounsted gave the Ronnie MacKeith lecture on “The Developmental Medicine of Temporal Lobe Seizures”. During 1979 Paediatric Neurology was recognised by the DHSS as a specialty in its own right.
In 1980 the Meeting was in Canterbury (Brian Neville), and members of the Dutch and Benelux Group were guests. David Clark gave the Ronnie MacKeith lecture on “Neuropathology, and the Training of Paediatric Neurologists.” At this Meeting the custom was started of having a session on a special subject related to paediatric neurology. On this occasion it was Neurosurgery. Brian Neville was elected as Secretary of the BPNA. The session in York at the BPA Meeting was on Neonatal Neurology, and was organised by Peter Tizard.
Manchester was the venue for the 1981 Meeting (Neil Gordon), with the Scandinavian Group as guests, and the Ronnie MacKeith lecture being given by Bengt Hagberg on “The Epidemiology and Etiology of Severe and Mild Mental Retardation”. Medical Genetics was the special subject. Keith Brown became Treasurer. By this year there were sixty members of the BPNA, and the constitution of the Association was brought up to date. The session at the BPA Meeting in April was organised by Brian Neville. In September 1981 the Meeting of the European Federation of Child Neurology Societies was held in Oxford. In this year the post of chairman was changed to that of President.
The Meeting in January 1982 in Birmingham (Stuart Green) was again beset by snow, but although some members were delayed, all arrived safely. The Dutch and Benelux Group were the official guests, and Jean Aicardi gave the Ronnie MacKeith lecture on the “Benign Epilepsies of Childhood”. The special subject was Orthopaedics. There was a most enjoyable piano recital given by Stuart Green’s wife, Margaret. In January 1982 it was agreed that the BPNA should award a prize, called the Ronnie MacKeith Prize, for anyone under the age of thirty five whose published work was thought to have made a major contribution to paediatric neurology. Stuart Green also organised the session at the BPA Meeting at Aviemore, which was combined with the community Group of the BPA. Dr David Clark was elected to honorary membership in 1982, and John Wilson became President for two years, to be followed by Keith Brown for two years, as there were an equal number of votes for both candidates.
In 1983 the Meeting was in Oxford (Peter Tizard and Judith Hockaday), with members of the Dutch Group as guests. The Ronnie Mac Keith lecture was given by Professor Paul Polani on “The Genetics of Sex Determination: a Modern Synthesis”. The special subject for discussion was “Neuro-ophalmology”. David MelIor was elected secretary. The session in York in April was organised by David MelIor, and the special subject was “Neuropharmocology”. Dr. Jean Aicardi became an Honorary Member, and by this year there were 65 ordinary members. During 1983 the Report of a BPA/BPNA Working Party on “Neurological Services for Children in the United Kingdom” was published (Tizard: Convenor; Addy, Gordon, Bolt, Smithells). This made a number of recommendations, including the appointment of additional consultant paediatric neurologists to any region in the NHS without one, and a second to any region at that time served by one. It was suggested that University Boards and Faculties of Clinical Medicine should be encouraged to establish lecture posts in Paediatric Neurology, and funds should be sought to set up a Chair in Paediatric Neurology. The duties and responsibilities of the Consultant Paediatric Neurologist were defined in terms of service commitments, teaching and research.
Glasgow, with good weather, was the site for the 1984 Meeting (John Stephenson and Ruth Day). Ninety-six attended, and the guests were from the French Speaking Group. The special session was on Child Psychiatry. Professor Michael Rutter gave the Ronnie Mac Keith lecture on “Developmental Neuropsychiatry: Concepts, Issues and Prospects”. Sheila Wallace was elected Treasurer. The subject of “Common Problems in Paediatric Neurology” was chosen for the special session at the BPA Meeting, and this was organised by Ian McKinlay. Neil Gordon was elected Archivist in 1984; hence this paper. Professor Bengt Hagberg became an Honorary Member.
In 1985 the January Meeting moved to Sheffield (Gwilym Hosking). Guests were from Greece, Turkey and Yugoslavia, and Professor Colin Blakemore gave the Ronnie MacKeith lecture on “Post-Natal Development of the Visual System: Basic Research and Clinical Implications”. The special session was given by invited speakers on “Imaging Techniques”. Michael Noronha agreed to analyse questionnaires on Paediatric Neurophysiology Services sent to members of the BPA. Professor Werner Isler was elected to Honorary Membership. The BPA session in April was arranged by Richard Robinson, with the theme of “Appropriateness of Certain Investigations in Paediatric Neurology”.
The Meeting in 1986 was organised by Sheila Wallace in Cardiff. Guests were from the East European Group, and the Ronnie MacKeith lecture was given by Dr Susan Iverson on “Neuropeptides: Novel Neurotransmitters”. The special subject for discussion was “Disorders of Metabolism Affecting the Nervous System”. Brian Neville became President, and Richard Robinson, Secretary of the BPNA. At the BPA meeting in York the BPNA was given a whole day for their meeting, and the sessions were organised by Dr David Gardner-Medwin, the special theme being “Disorders of Communication”. The recommendations of a report on Paediatric Neurosurgery (MelIor and Robinson) had been discussed with representatives of the Association of British Neurosurgeons with virtual complete agreement. The report of the BPA/BPNA working party on “Chronic Disability in Childhood and Adolescence” had not yet been finalised. In 1986 there were four honorary members (Aicardi, Clark, Hagberg, Isler), three senior members (at the age of retirement with no voting rights: Gordon, Lorber, Tizard) and 81 ordinary members. One hundred and two people attended the Cardiff Meeting and 45 members were at the Annual General Meeting.
The Meeting in January 1987 was in Nottingham (David MelIor), and was attended by 123 people. Dr Brian Meldrum was invited to give the Ronnie MacKeith lecture on “Common Mechanisms in Epileptic and Hypoxic/Ischaemic Brain Damage”. The German speaking group was asked to send guests, and the special theme was Paediatric Pathology. Hamish Young was elected Treasurer, and was the organiser for the BPA Meeting.
In 1988 there were four honorary members, five senior members (+Ounsted) and 90 ordinary members. The January Meeting was held in Liverpool (Dr Roberts), and the Ronnie MacKeith lecture was given by Dr Peter Barth on “Peroxisomal Disorders”. The special guests were from Scandinavia. The special session at the BPA meeting at York was on “Neonatal Neurology”, Convener Edward Brett.
The BPNA met in Leeds in January 1989, and the organiser was Roddy MacFaul. The special theme was “What is New in Neuro-Oncology”, and the Ronnie MacKeith lecturer was David Taylor on “Hysteria, Belief and Magic”. Linda de Vries gave the MacKeith Prize Lecture on “An Integrated Approach to Leukomalacia”. Invited guests were from Italy. David Gardner-Medwin was elected President, and Edward Brett the Secretary. The latter organised the neurology session at the BPA Meeting, with a
special lecture on “New Developments in Meningitis”. During this year Brian Neville was appointed to the first chair of Paediatric Neurology in the UK at London University. The report on Paediatric Neurophysiology (Michael Noronha) was accepted.
Dr Niall O’Donohoe organised the Meeting in January 1990 in Dublin. The special theme was on Epilepsy Surgery, and the Ronnie MacKeith lecturer was to be Professor David Marsden, but due to his flight being cancelled at the last minute he was unable to reach the meeting. The subject was to be the “Dilemma of Dystonia”. Douglas Addy
was elected as Treasurer. The invited guests were from the German Speaking Group. The subject of Audit for the use of Members of the BPNA was discussed at this meting, and a sub-committee set up (Gardner-Medwin, King, Robinson, Smyth, Ross). One hundred and nineteen people attended this meting. Stuart Green organised the session at the BPA Meeting, the special theme being “New Light on Old Subjects”.
The Meeting in January 1991 was organised by David Gardner-Medwin in Durham. The special theme was “Diseases of the Neuromuscular Junction and Mitochondrial Oxidation Defects”, and the Ronnie MacKeith Lecturer was Professor Pasco Rakic, and his subject was “Mechanisms of Cortical Development: Implications for Paediatric Neurology”. The Ronnie MacKeith Prize Lecture was given by Janet Eyre, who had recently been appointed to the Chair of Paediatric Neuroscience at Newcastle University. The invited guests were from the French-Speaking Group. There were further discussions on Medical Audit. Peter Tizard and Neil Gordon were elected to honorary membership.
Stuart Green again arranged the session at the BPA Meeting, with special reference to genetic topics.
In January 1992 the meeting was at Bath, organised by John Osborne. The Ronnie MacKeith Lecture was given by Victor Dubowitz on “Exciting New Developments in Neuromuscular Disorders”, and the Ronnie MacKeith Prize Lecture was given by Dr J Poulton on “Mitochondrial DNA and Genetic Disease: Recent Advances”. The special session was on “Problems of Neuro-Oncology”, and invited guests were from the Eastern Mediterranean Countries. At this meeting Professor Victor Dubowitz
was elected as President, and Stuart Green as Secretary. The future of the EFCNS was discussed, especially if there should be individual membership of this Society. David Garner-Medwin was to report to the EFCNS. Stuart Green arranged the BPA session at the Warwick Meeting.
In 1993 Professor Brian Neville organised the January meeting in London. The Ronnie MacKeith Lecture was given by Professor J J Volpe on “Brain injury in the premature infant-a radical review”, and the MacKeith Prize Lecturers were Dr R Surtees and Dr P M SharpIes. At the AGM Chris Verity was elected Treasurer. The special session was on Neuroimaging, and the special guests were from the German-speaking Group. The BPA Session at Warwick was organised by Richard Robinson.
In 1994 the January Meeting was organised by Stuart Green in Birmingham. The Ronnie MacKeith Lecture was given by Professor Philippe Evrard, on “Environmental determinants of brain development”. The special guests were to be from the Scandinavian Group, but owing to a clash of meetings only one member was able to come. However, there were numerous guests from other European countries. The special session was on “Scientific Aspects of Paediatric Neurology”. Members and guests
attending the meeting numbered 197. The session at the BPA meeting was again be organised by Richard Robinson.
The meeting in January 1995 was in Cambridge, organised by Chris Verity. Professor Anita Harding gave the Ronnie MacKeith Lecture on “Mitochondrial DNA in Human Disease”. The Ronnie MacKeith Prize was given to both Helen Cross and Francesco Muntoni; as no prize had been awarded in 1994. Several guests attended from other European groups, and the total number registered was 164. The special session was on problems of genetic diseases and their treatment. During this meeting
Richard Robinson was elected President, and Colin Kennedy was elected Secretary. It was decided to alter the Constitution so that an Assistant Secretary could be appointed, in view of the greatly increased work of the Secretary’s post. There was no session at the BPA Meeting, as during the same week in March the European Paediatric Neurology Society met in Eilat.
In future membership of this society was to be by election. In January 1996 the meeting was held in Southampton, organised by Neil Thomas and Colin Kennedy. Unfortunately, Colin was unable to be present owing to his mother’s illness, and Neil Thomas ably took his place. There were a number of guests from other European countries, and 201 delegates were registered. A number of invited speakers gave papers on various topics (Trinucleotide Repeat Diseases, Current Therapies in Cerebral
Palsy, and Trends in Neurological Diseases). The Ronnie MacKeith Lecture was given by Professor Alan Cowie on “Consciousness”. At the AGM Richard Newton was elected Treasurer. On the Saturday evening there was an excellent dinner on HMS Warrior.
At the BPA Meeting in York in April there was a special symposium on paediatric neurology arranged by Shiela Wallace, taking advantage of the fact that the Board of ICNA was meeting in the UK at this time. It was therefore possible to ask a number of international paediatric neurologists to give papers. The Group Session was organised by John Livingston, and included guest lectures on “The Diagnosis and Management of CNS Tumours in Children” by Dr D A Walker, “Neural Rehabilitation
for the Brain Injured Child” by Dr R E Appleton, and “The Use of Botulinum Toxin in the Management of Childhood Neurological Disability” by Mr A T Cosgrove.
There was a return to Oxford for the Meeting in January 1997, organised by Michael Pike and Tony McShane at Keble College. There were 226 participants listed. Professor John Newsom-Davis gave the Ronnie MacKeith Lecture on “Autoimmune and Genetic Disorders at the Neuro-muscular Junction”, and Dr Charles Newton won the MacKeith Prize. There were again a number of guests from other European countries, and 7 invited speakers were asked to review special subjects (Visual Development in Primates, Functional Neuro-imaging; Linking Pathology and Disability, Maternal Antibodies in Arthrogryposis: a Paradigm for other Neurodevelopmental Disorders?, Current Insights into the Pathophysiology and Prevention of Bacterial Meningitis, The Molecular Genetic Investigation of Idiopathic Mental Retardation, Molecular Genetic Approaches to Craniostenosis, and possibilities for Gene Therapy in Muscular Dystrophy).
At the Meeting of The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Heath in York the Paediatric Neurology Session was organised by John Livingston. There was a joint meeting with the British Paediatric Cardiac Association, and a symposium “District Epilepsy Services”, Chaired by Ian McKinlay.
In January 1998 the meeting was held in Manchester, organised by Richard Newton and Pam Tomlin. This was the year of Neil Gordon’s eightieth birthday; and this was acknowledged, especially at the dinner at the Manchester Town Hall (where Brian Neville played the great organ), to the great pleasure and gratitude of the octogenarian. There were guests from Scandinavia and Rumania; and invited speakers gave papers on a variety of subjects, including “The Molecular Aspects of
Dysmorphology and Development” by Professor Donnai, “The Genetic Approach to the Management of Metabolic Diseases” by Dr Wraith, “Malignant tumours in Infants” by Dr Lashford, and “Community Care for Disabled Children” by Dr McKinlay. The Ronnie MacKeith Prize was awarded to Colin Ferrie, who gave his Prize Lecture on “The Childhood Epileptic Encephalopathies: New Insights from PET and Other Studies”. The MacKeith Lecture was given by Dr Charles French-Constant on “Brain Repair-Lessons from Developmental Biology”. At the Annual General Meeting Stuart Green was elected as the next President of the BPNA, John Livingston as Secretary, V Ramesh as Assistant Secretary, and Michael Pike to the Committee.
At the Meeting of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health at York in April the Paediatric Neurology Session was held jointly with the Perinatal Group. There was also a symposium “Paediatric epilepsy: a practical guide”.
It is hoped that this survey of the development of the BPNA has shown that it is based on firm foundations, and that there is every reason to suppose that it will continue to develop satisfactorily in the future. Apart from the two annual meetings being an important forum for the exchange of scientific information, and therefore a means of maintaining high standards and improving service commitments, the BPNA must be a focus, which encourages teaching and research.
Ronnie MacKeith, more than any other person, is responsible for this Association, and it does embrace many of his ideals. It is hoped that it will continue to be a lasting tribute to his memory.

 

 

Donald Hugh Paterson: b.11 May 1890 d.12 December 1968
BA Manitoba(1912) MB ChB Edin(1916) MRCP(1921) MD(1928) FRCP(1929) FRCPC(1947) 
Donald Hugh Paterson was born in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, Canada, the son of a grain exporter. He graduated from Manitoba College, Winnipeg, in 1912 and then came to this country to study medicine at Edinburgh University. He qualified MB ChB in 1916, took the Membership examination of the College in 1921, and his MD in 1928. He was elected a Fellow of the College in 1929 and a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada in 1947.

I first met Donald Paterson when I was a medical student in the early 1920’s, on a visit to Great Ormond Street. He was medical registrar, handsome and immaculately dressed, complete with cravat, and had a train of admiring Royal Free girls in his wake. I would like to concentrate on the man himself, an uncomplicated, shrewd, kindly, outspoken extrovert. Ponton spoke of him as ‘the homo ferox’, particularly when he was denouncing the folly of those who disagreed with him over some new and somewhat revolutionary policy. But events proved that his judgment was usually correct.

In the frontispiece of Hector Cameron’s book on the British Paediatric Association is a drawing by Dorothy Paterson of her husband, Donald, endeavouring to persuade a doubtful Dr Still that a BPA must be founded. Standing beside them is James Spence, smilingly about to join in with some philosophical argument. It certainly needed Paterson’s driving force, wild enthusiasm, determination and uninhibited advocacy to sweep all opposition aside. The BPA was inaugurated at 28 Queen Anne Street, Still’s house, on 2 February 1928. This historic occasion proclaimed the man who was to do more than anyone in his time to advance paediatrics in this country.

One of the objects of the BPA is the promotion of friendship among paediatricians.

And to provide protection and a soft landing in the event of a paediatrician being convicted of child abuse, as well as to reassure the world that this was a matter of One Sad Apple and Of Course He Never Abused His Patients, We Can Absolutely Reassure Everyone, That Did Not Happen. Ever!!!

This he always had in mind, partly because at times his manner and methods alienated some of his colleagues for a while.

Did Paterson pass the port in the wrong direction or goose the Lady Doctors, in particular Victoria Smallpeice?

And yet it was really his idea that there should be a Great Ormond Street Dining Club, so that the unique spirit of the hospital would be maintained by its annual gatherings.

I noticed from my time at St George’s that medicine really is all about dinners and fine wine. But when I tell that to the young people of today they don’t believe me.

In many ways he was before his time. Postgraduate teaching is a good example. He tried to introduce weekend courses; hundreds attended, but the breaking of the Sabbath was too much for some of the older physicians and the idea had to be abandoned.

The creation of a Dining Club usually goes down well on the part of everyone, it doesn’t involve extra work but everybody can pretend that it is work related and it sounds a great deal better than just another piss-up in the medical school bar.

On the other hand, the famous ‘circus’ remains as a traditional feature of the teaching programme. Here Donald was the ringmaster and his ‘juniors’ the performers with acts which had to be short, snappy, and were never allowed to exceed the allotted time. This brings me to Donald and his housemen. His enormous drive and energy have already been mentioned, but he could be impatient and critical. There were times when Donald Paterson and his house physician communicated entirely by notes, but it was only a temporary rift, which was soon mended.

Dreadful treatment of junior doctors by their senior colleagues was routine and led to very serious errors and not infrequently patient deaths. Junior docs were almost worked to death, given no support or supervision and were left to flail. The intimidation and isolation was huge and was undoubtedly the cause of the high suicide rate among junior docs. The brutalising process transformed those who survived into complete shitbags and the few who survived that part of Medical Training but did not become shitbags knew that they would be finished if they breathed one word about the grim reality. Every obituary of an old bastard who terrorised the junior docs subscribes to the same narrative: ooh they were loved and respected really, they did it to turn out excellent doctors, they were very shy under the carapace.

It is nonsense, they were deeply unpleasant sadistic people who should have been told to change career because working with anxious vulnerable people when you hate the rest of the human race is not a good idea.

Wilfred Sheldon recalls, as Out-Patient registrar, a delightful letter from Donald which read: ‘I greatly appreciate your help in Out-Patients between noon and 1 pm, but would prefer it between 9 and 10 am.’ 

No, the junior docs were there for over 130 hours per week, as all patients noticed: ‘Gosh are you still here, I think you’ve been the doctor on call since Monday haven’t you and it’s always you, even when I’ve needed someone at 3 am’. Understandably after a few years of that, a voice inside them screamed ‘When I have got through this near lethal drudgery, I am going to demand a huge salary, plenty of time off, the best of everything and no-one is ever going to tell me what to do again’. The worst of them also spent the rest of their career torturing junior colleagues and patients.

Inexperienced Angels who are observant always ask each other ‘What on earth happens to doctors? They are lovely when they are students, but by the time they are SHOs they are the must unpleasant shits that we could ever meet’.

They’re tortured, it’s that simple. The torture used to be much worse than it is, but it is still quite serious. Not many people, after being tortured, deliver the steel toed hob nail boot to the groin of the people who did the torturing. They deliver it to someone else to ensure that the grossly dysfunctional system continues.

As a houseman, trying to comply with his demands for six months was a stimulating and exhausting experience, but it paid dividends. Those who found themselves on his wavelength and had worked hard became his lifelong friends, and he would unsparingly help them in their careers.

Even when they were up in Court on charges of kiddie porn.

Looking back on the year we were on the staff of Great Ormond Street together, there is no doubt that Donald Paterson succeeded in shaking the hospital to some extent out of what might have become a reactionary lethargy.

So that is how this happened.

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The same can be said about his other hospital, the Westminster, where he created a flourishing Paediatric Department. Outside, he was always promoting the claims of paediatricians in relation to the Ministry of Health, the Royal College of Physicians, and other bodies. When the College failed to fall in entirely with his ideas, he tried to establish a College of Child Health.

That is so often the reason for the establishment of a Royal College. The Top Docs have been scrapping, so they make a Royal College all of their own. Or that the Top Docs are being Mocked by others in the Royal College so to improve their standing, they create one of their own in which they are Top Dogs. That is why Sir Martin Roth et al fought like mad for their very own Royal College of Psychiatrists (see post ‘The Newcastle-Upon-Tyne Connection?’) and it was why Baroness June Lloyd went to war on behalf of a Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (see post ‘Too Many Pills’).

I have been told that the same reason lay behind the numerous chapels in Wales; three or four in each small village. There was a scrap so everyone built their own chapel.

This was in 1947 and it did not obtain general support, but since then paediatrics and the objects for which it is striving have been increasingly upheld.

The grandiosity and lunacy snowballed and thus a Royal College was created.

The advent of a National Health Service and the possibility of bureaucratic control of the medical profession were too much for him and he decided to return to his native Canada and begin afresh.

What a relief that someone is honest enough to say that this Top Doctor left the country rather than work in the NHS, instead of We Did It For The Poor. Most Top Doctors opposed the creation of the NHS which is why Nye Bevan gave them so much money to agree to work for it and left them in control of their own pay and conditions and professional regulation. This was the result:

Dr Dafydd Alun Jones

 

He was then 57, but that meant nothing. Returning to the Examination Hall he obtained all the necessary degrees to practise in that country.

That may not have been the arduous process that is implied.

With the same energy, he set up a Health Centre for children and a Registry for those handicapped by chronic disease. These were only two of his schemes for the development of child care in Vancouver, and in recognition of his services he was appointed Clinical Professor of Paediatrics in the University of British Columbia.

In the autumn of his life he donated a substantial sum to the BPA to establish a Prize Essay. Commenting on this project he wrote that ‘it seemed to [him] that the next generation might swing to the extreme of not writing at all… it might be said that the previous generation wrote too much and [he] would not argue about that’. From one who was responsible for four books and some 60 articles, this was a curious but not unreasonable remark.

In 1923 he married Dorothy Reed, daughter of a stockbroker of Toronto. It was a supremely happy marriage, and Dorothy was a gifted and gracious companion. They had four sons. And in spite of all Donald’s interests and activities there was always time for golf, fishing or sailing, and for the generous entertainment of visitors.

So by definition he was not working the hours of a junior doc.

He was also continuously available to his residents.

Even those whom he hated so much that he would only communicate by notes.

In many ways he was a King of Paediatrics. We owe him a great tribute for all his achievements, and he will remain a lovable personality in the memories of many people.

Here’s Donald, handsome, lovable, although not wearing his cravat:

This toadying tribute to an intimidating scumbag was written by paediatrician Bernard E. Schlesinger. Bernard has a famous son, but not of a Top Doc variety. Bernard’s son was film director John Schlesinger, the eldest of Bernard’s five children, who died in Palm Springs, USA, July 2003.

‘The cornerstones of John Schlesinger’s oeuvre are a lifelong preoccupation with gender relations, particularly homosexuality, a distinctive intellectual middle-class outlook, an interest in other cultures and races, and a commitment to film making as entertainment’.

I think I get the jist.

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John Richard Schlesinger 16 February 1926 – 25 July 2003) was a film and stage director and actor. Schlesinger was born in Hampstead into a middle class Jewish family, the son of Winifred Henrietta (née Regensburg) and Bernard Edward Schlesinger. After St Edmund’s School, Hindhead and Uppingham School, John went to Balliol College, Oxford.

Ronnie Waterhouse’s son went to Uppingham and just a few of the many Balliol stars were Ted Heath, Denis Healey and Woy Jenkins. Who all concealed/were involved with organised abuse, including the Westminster Paedophile Ring. See previous posts.

At Oxford, John Schlesinger was involved in the Oxford University Dramatic Society.

Schlesinger’s acting career began in the 1950s and consisted of supporting roles in British films such as The Divided Heart and Oh… Rosalinda!!, and British TV productions such as BBC Sunday Night TheatreThe Adventures of Robin Hood and The Vise. He began his directorial career in 1956 with the short documentary Sunday in the Park about London’s Hyde Park. In 1958, Schlesinger created a documentary on Benjamin Britten and the Aldeburgh Festival for the BBC’s ‘Monitor’ TV programme, including rehearsals of the children’s opera Noye’s Fludde featuring a young Michael Crawford.

The man behind ‘Monitor’ was Huw Wheldon, who came from north Wales, went to Friar’s School in Bangor, became Rich n Famous at the BBC and helped Dafydd and the gang out for the rest of Huw’s life. See previous posts.

In 1959, Schlesinger was credited as exterior or second unit director on 23 episodes of the TV series The Four Just Men and four 30-minute episodes of the series Danger Man. He also appeared in Col March of Scotland Yard as “Dutch cook” in Death and the Other Monkey” 1956.

By the 1960s, Schlesinger had virtually given up acting to concentrate on a directing career, and another of his earlier directorial efforts, the British Transport Films‘ documentary Terminus(1961), gained a Venice Film Festival Gold Lion and a British Academy Award. His first two fiction films, A Kind of Loving (1962) and Billy Liar (1963). A Kind of Loving won the Golden Bear award at the 12th Berlin International Film Festival in 1962. His third feature film, Darling (1965), tartly described swinging London in the 1960s. Schlesinger’s next film was the period drama Far from the Madding Crowd (1967).  Both films (and Billy Liar) featured Julie Christie as the female lead.

Julie Christie was one of the 60s stars who moved to Wales…

Schlesinger’s next film, Midnight Cowboy (1969), was internationally acclaimed and it won Oscars for Best Director and Best Picture. Midnight Cowboy was the film which made Jon Voight famous:

Schlesinger also directed Timon of Athens (1965) for the Royal Shakespeare Company and the musical I and Albert (1972) at London’s Piccadilly Theatre. From 1973, he was an Associate Director of the Royal National Theatre, where he produced G.B. Shaw’s Heartbreak House (1975). He also directed several operas, beginning with Les contes d’Hoffmann (1980) and Der Rosenkavalier (1984), both at Covent Garden.

John Schlesinger also directed that notorious 1992 party political broadcast for the Tories which featured John Major being filmed while being driven around Brixton where he had grown up saying things like ‘I wonder if that’s still there?? Ooh yes, yes it is, I used to next door’.

As PM, John Major appointed William Hague as Secretary of State for Wales and William subsequently organised the massive cover-up of the crimes of Schlesinger’s dad’s friends and colleagues which was the Waterhouse Report.

William went on to greater things, here he is in his capacity as Foreign Secretary, with Angelina, a UN Special Envoy with a particular interest in Wimmin:

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  • Angelina is an oncology expert as well and had a number of perfectly healthy organs surgically removed because she was probably going to die as a consequence of Carrying A Faulty Gene. Angelina was held up as a Role Model and other Wimmin too were encouraged to Get Tested For The Faulty Gene. A lot of them found that they were carrying it, so they had healthy parts of their bodies surgically removed just like Angelina. It was later admitted that the Faulty Gene wasn’t as lethal as everyone had been told and that the extensive surgery had not been required. See previous posts. I have not heard Angelina’s view on the matter, or indeed William Hague’s, or the UN’s or the lying Top Doctors who started the madness off.

Here’s Angelina with her dad, actor Jon Voight, who was made famous by er John Schlesinger, Bernard’s son…

When John Schlesinger made that PR piece for a Gov’t that was concealing the trafficking ring and the serious crime of which Schlesinger’s dad and his colleagues were the key facilitators, my career and the careers of at least three of my friends who had witnessed/knew about Dafydd et al had been wrecked.

I could do a return tour of north Wales. Ooh let’s see, is the North Wales Hospital still there?? Ooh yes, there it is, shall we excavate the grounds and recover the bodies, the evidence of exactly what Bernard Schlesinger and his colleagues were up to?? Oh look it’s Bryn Estyn, ah there’ll be so many with such happy memories. Now for a pilgrimage to the graves of so many who concealed the whole bloody lot, I have a great deal of dancing on top of them to do…

John Schlesinger admitted to having voted for all three main political parties in the UK at one time or another. They did all collude with his dad and the trafficking gang, it’s not as if it will have mattered for whom he voted.

Schlesinger was appointed CBE in the 1970 Birthday Honours for services to film. In 2003, a Golden Palm Star on the Palm Springs, California Walk of Star was dedicated to him.

Schlesinger underwent a quadruple heart bypass in 1998, during the middle of the Waterhouse Inquiry, before suffering a stroke in December 2000. He was taken off life support at Desert Regional Medical Centre in Palm Springs on 24 July 2003 and he died early the following day at the age of 77. Schlesinger was survived by his partner of over 30 years, photographer Michael Childers. A memorial service was held on 30 September 2003.

Academy Awards

BAFTA Awards

Golden Globe Awards

  • Best Director (1966) (Darling) – Nominated
  • Best Director (1970) (Midnight Cowboy) – Nominated
  • Best Director (1977) (Marathon Man) – Nominated

Feature films

Television films

Documentary films

Note to Michael Grade:

I’ll let my friend know who John’s Schlesinger’s dad and his dad’s friends were Michael, my friend who refused to do a fiddle for your mate Sam because Sam didn’t book a ticket and an hotel for the Fringe in time, my friend who’s husband was SACKED BY THE BBC WHEN HE REFUSED TO ACCEPT A BRIBE, my friend who’s FILM SCRIPT WAS PLAGIARISED BY STEPHEN SPIELBERG.

It’s the revenge of the sheepshaggers Grade and the Little Welsh Men, you big pillock you really should not have done any of it.

Anyone else want to laugh at my friend BIGGUS???

John Schlesinger’s long term partner Michael Childers is:

‘A renowned and highly respected film, dance, and theatre photographer for forty years. Since 1996, he has been working solely with fine art photography and on book projects.

Born in North Carolina, Childers graduated from UCLA Film School where he directed student films and began his photography career by studying with Robert Heineken and Edward Teske. Childers created the mixed media work for the record-breaking run of the hit off-Broadway musical “Oh Calcutta” for Kenneth Tynan. It was Tynan who subsequently invited Michael to work for Sir Laurence Olivier’s National Theater in London. He remains the only American photographer invited to photograph the National Theater’s productions. He went on to become a founding photographer for Andy Warhol’s Interview and After Dark magazines. For Dance magazine, he produced many covers including those featuring the Joffrey Ballet, The Royal Ballet, and the Alvin Ailey Dance Company as well as co-authored a book Bejart: The World of Dance.

From his Melrose Avenue and Venice Beach studios Childers photographed over 200 magazine covers including GQ, New York, TV Guide, Esquire, Los Angeles, Elle, Paris Match, Life, London Sunday Times Magazine, and both English and Italian Vogue. He created more than 100 film posters for major motion picture studios. In 1988, Michael won the award for “Best Poster of the Year” from the New York Art Director’s Circle for the film Siesta. He has also worked as a special photographer on many films including Grease, Marathon Man, The Year of Living Dangerously, Coal Miner’s Daughter, Pennies from Heaven, Hammett, and Endless Love. Michael’s work in feature films extends beyond photography. Starting as a production assistant on the Academy Award winning Midnight Cowboy, he worked his way up the production ranks on such films as Day of the Locust and Marathon Man before going on to co-produce The Falcon and the Snowman and The Believers.

Childers is finishing work on a new project Passionate Moves: Contact Yoga for Couples, a lavishly illustrated photography book of beautifully toned prints featuring nude couples practicing yoga positions. He has been selected as one of the 100 most important photographers of erotic art in the world by Graphis Magazine. His work was featured in Masterpieces of Erotic Photography (1999), Femmes (2001), and Adonis (2001) by Carlton Books London. His work is also featured in Dream Boys I and II, by Studio Books Australia and Male Nudes Now (2002), by Rizzoli publications. Recent exhibitions include The Sensual in Photography (2002) at the BGH Gallery Santa Monica, The Lost Warhols, a collection of previously unpublished portraits of Andy Warhol, which debuted in Los Angeles at the Stephen Cohen Gallery and at the Lew Allen Gallery in Santa Fe. He also exhibited in the group show Dogs and Cats at the Stephen Cohen Gallery Los Angeles.

Other exhibitions include the solo shows, Hollywood Voyeur and Famous – 40 Years of Celebrity Photography at the Erickson Gallery in Palm Springs; American Artist in Paris at the Louis Stern Fine Arts in Beverly Hills and the French Consulate in Los Angeles; Distortions in My Mind at the Jerry Miller Gallery in Palm Springs and St. Louis (April 2002) and at Louis Stern Fine Arts in West Hollywood (July – September, 2002); Icons and Idols – Gays and Lesbians in the Arts at the Peter Blake Gallery in Laguna Beach (June 2002). Trinity Gallery in Atlanta, Georgia with Connie Imboden, August 2002. In 2000, Michael published his first collection of photographs in the book, Hollywood Voyeur, with a forward by Gavin Lambert and an introduction by David Hockney.

Michael’s work was featured at the APEX Gallery Los Angeles group shows entitled Tinsel with Eve Arnold, Sid Avery, Bob Willoughby and Loomis Dean; and Artists as Art with Harry Benson, Horst, Alfred Eisensteadt, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Edward Steichen and Phillippe Halsman. Other group shows in 2002 include City of Angels…Gates of Hell at the Advocate Gallery in Los Angeles; I Shot Andy Warhol at the Fahey-Klein Gallery Los Angeles; and Photo LA, a photographic print exhibition at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium (shown through Louis Stern Fine Arts). Solo Show, “Distortions in My Mind” at the Louis Stern Fine Arts Gallery, August, 2002. Michael’s work is in the collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum and the National Portrait Gallery in London, the Marion Museum of Photographic Studies in Santa Fe, the University of California Riverside photographic collections, the Palm Springs Desert Museum photographic collection, the Chiat Day Collection in Santa Monica, the Lincoln Center Library of Performing Arts in New York, and the Laguna Art Museum. Upcoming exhibitions are scheduled for the Russian State Museum in St. Petersburg in September 2003 and a retrospective at the Palm Springs Desert Museum in June of 2004.’

Andy Warhol, David Hockney, they’re all there, no wonder Dafydd had Patient F fitted up for arson and illegally imprisoned for a year… See previous posts.

  • As well as ‘Do ewe mean mari-jew-ana?’, F’s other impersonations of Dafydd included ‘I think that ewe’d better stay a little longer…’ Yeh well F had been to school with Francis Rossi from Status Quo, his mate lived at St George’s Hills next to one of The Beatles and F had a great deal of shit on the sort of people with whom John Schlesinger hung around, no wonder it was a case of ‘I think ewe’d better stay a little longer’.

When I was doing teacher training, F decided to look up a few old friends as it were. Very old friends. He wrote to Francis Rossi and to his old art school tutor, who was a friend of celebs living in central London and to an old friend from art school, Annabel. Francis Rossi didn’t write back, but Ernie Trowel, F’s old tutor did and so did Annabel. Annabel was living in I think Norfolk and was married to a banker. Ernie was still in London. They wrote F short but sympathetic letters commiserating with him that he had had so many difficulties in life.

I’ve been told that the jungle drums knew about those letters – F told his key worker, the grossly negligent Louise Ingham, about them – and the distress flares went up…

Ernie and Annabel, F has been witness to some very serious crime, including a possible murder when he was in Risley Remand Centre. F’s initial problems with the gangsters of north Wales are linked to what he witnessed when he knew you at Farnham Art College…

Just after F sent those letters, I was forced out of my teaching job at Hillgrove School (see eg. post ‘Thought For The Day’) and was then the subject of a conspiracy by the gang to fit me up for ‘threatening to kill Alun Davies’. The case collapsed and there was no investigation, although at least eight NHS staff and a police officer perjured themselves and the corrupt presiding judge, Huw Daniel, Dafydd’s mate broke the law in Court himself. Days after the charges were withdrawn, someone illegally accessed the PNC and entered crimes for which I had never been charged let alone found guilty against my name. A forged certificate of indictment stating that I had pleaded guilty to a charge of violent disorder was found in the possession of Chester Crown Court. A forged document purporting to be a letter from me was found in the possession of the GMC, dated to suggest that I’d written it shortly after my arrest. See post ‘The General Medical Council – And Yet Another Forged Document’.

There is also a Sarah B. Schlesinger on the web, who founded what is now the Schlesinger Group, in 1966. The Schlesinger Group is a rather weird international company which offers Global Solutions in the form of questionable Consultancy Services which sound as though they were once based on social science and healthcare research, but somewhere along the way Schlesinger have become distracted by large consultancy fees and the sort of thing that sounds Medical And Scientific to anxious people who don’t know anything about medicine or science. Schlesinger aren’t actually offering to realign anyone’s chakras, but their services sound the equivalent but designed to appeal to affluent professional people.

 

A previous post also named Sir Kenneth William Cross as one of the mentors to Oliver’s Army. Kenneth Cross (26 March 1916 – 10 October 1990) was a physiologist, principally known for his contributions to the physiology of newborns. Kenneth Cross was educated at St Paul’s School, London, 1930-35 and then at St Mary’s Hospital, London, where he won a Moran Scholarship.

The Moran Scholarship was established by Lord Charles Wilson aka 1st Baron Moran, known as Charlie Corkscrew after his twisting of the knackers of Nye Bevan so tightly on behalf of the Top Docs during the negotiations re the establishment of the NHS that Nye just did what the Top Docs told him to do and no other politician since has dared challenge them. Charlie Corkscrew achieved his status by being Winston Churchill’s Top Doc from 1940 until Churchill’s death and was the source of the allegations that Churchill had bipolar disorder. Charlie Corkscrew has been accused of making things up and breaching Churchill’s confidence in his efforts to peddle his ideas for personal gain. See previous posts.

The Moran Scholarship was offered on the basis of a student’s ability at Rugby because Charlie Corkscrew believed that was the most accurate indicator of future Top Doc potential.
After several junior house appointments at the beginning of WW II, Cross served in the emergency medical service. Although ‘considered combative by nature’, Cross was a ‘self confessed pacifist’ by conviction and worked with the Friends’ Ambulance Unit in China during WW II. 

Kenneth Cross married twice. His first wife Joyce Wilson née Lack, was a depressive, who committed suicide in 1970. Cross was also a depressive himself. Cross usually managed to adapt his depression into high spirits which was evidenced by his colleagues, but ‘this resulted in facing many many long hours of misery and gloom’ that was only made bearable by his second wife, Sheila Cross née Lewis, with whom ‘he had a nurturing and fulfilling marriage’.

After returning from China, Cross abandoned a potential career as a physician and become a physiologist at St Mary’s Hospital. In 1948, he started on researching foetal and neonatal physiology for the ventilation of the newborn babies. Through this work Cross became a leading member of a group of physiologists and paediatricians who founded the Neonatal Society in 1959. Cross’s life work became neonatal research.

Cross spent a year in America in 1958-1959 at the Cardiovascular Research Institute located in the University of California, San Francisco. Working with Julius H. Comroe Jr, Cross helped organize and establish the study into neonatal research that later grew into one of the largest paediatric research groups in America. Upon returning from the US, Cross moved to the London Hospital with a promotion to Professor of Physiology in 1960, a post he held until 1981.

The London Hospital facilitated  Dafydd’s partner gang in Tower Hamlets and the East End. Top Doc Wendy Savage was a key member of the gang (see post ‘Uncle Harry’s Friends…’) and she was a good mate of Geoffrey Chamberlain’s, Ollie’s pal at St George’s. Lord Bob Winston trained at the London Hospital and was a source of excellent PR for the gang when he was on the TV constantly. Lord Bob’s day job was at Hammersmith with the Top Docs eg. Prof Huw Bentall who were mates with the gang in north Wales and who’s families were even marrying into the families of members of the north Wales gang. See previous posts.

In 1963 Kenneth Cross became an honorary Director of an MRC group on the respiration and energy metabolism in the newborn. 

Cross as an individual ‘had no time for fools or knaves’, which must have been why he worked cheek by jowl with Top Doctors who assisted this man’s activities:

Dr Dafydd Alun Jones

 

Kenneth Cross was ‘a rather forthright character who didn’t value position, but did value and respect people’.

Dr Dafydd Alun Jones

 

This was possibly the reason he was passed over for membership of the Royal Society, a ‘position he clearly deserved’. It can’t even be said that Cross assisting Dafydd and Issy’s network was the explanation for that snub from the Royal Society because they’ve let plenty of other mates of Dafydd’s in.

Kenneth Cross’s contributions to medical science before 1957, specifically to physiology of the newborn, ‘were so many and so fundamental’ that it was a surprise that his first proposal for membership to the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health was not automatic, as were the proposals for membership from Ollie Brooke’s friends. They had all been in the Royal College’s predecessor, the British Paediatric Association and were automatically transferred into the Royal College upon its establishment.

However, when Cross’s name was put forward for election, dissenting voices stalled the proposal as they saw no reason to include a physiologist. When Cross was finally elected on the second proposal, Cross ‘wasn’t having an easy professional life’. ‘Paediatricians were slow to recognise the importance of his work’, which was ironic because when advances in care of newborns and premature babies became sufficient to save the lives of babies who would in previous years have died, paediatricians ensured that film footage of premature babies appeared in time for the BMA pay claim or the planned battle with whichever Gov’t had pissed them off.

The Cuts Will Mean That These Babies Will Die!

Of course parents are very grateful for the neonate units if they have a premature baby and the reason why so many women with high risk pregnancies chose to deliver at St George’s when I worked there was because of the special care baby unit. It was a very good unit, but no-one mentioned that the wider institution was facilitating a paedophile/trafficking ring, research fraud and serious organised crime.

At the time of Cross’s early research, both paediatricians and physiologists found it impossible to believe that the type of fundamental research conducted by Kenneth Cross could be done on the new-born. Indeed, as Professor Otto Wolff, another Founding Father of Oliver’s Army (see post ‘Too Many Pills’) stated in his speech when awarding the James Spence Medal to Cross:

that Cross was told by his professor St Mary’s that now he was turned down by the BPA that it was time he stopped playing with babies and got down to some proper physiology.

Cross’s approach to physiology was simple, once practical solutions were developed, they were turned into a process that could be applied to everyday clinical problems. Cross ‘operated with an exceedingly high standard of approach to ethical standards and used this approach to train a large number of research students, many who would later become neonatologists’.

Cross was awarded the James Spence Medal, the highest award of the British Paediatric Association in March 1979. That doesn’t tell us much about Kenneth Cross, except that he was, eventually, accepted into the bosom of the ring of paediatricians who facilitated organised abuse, even if they had frozen him out for a very long time, because they all gave each other the James Spence Medal. See previous posts.

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The Royal College of Physicians ‘Lives of the Fellows’ online provides the usual contribution for Kenneth Cross:

b.26 March 1916 d.10 October 1990
MRCS LRCP(1940) MB BS Lond(1941) MRCP(1942) PhD(1947) FRCP(1965)

Kenneth William Cross, born in London, was one of the signal successes of Lord Moran’s way of picking likely students of medicine;

going up to St Mary’s from St Paul’s School and passing the membership examination of the College within two years of his qualification in 1940…

It was the prowess at Rugby wot did it. Dafydd’s gang do like a bit of Rugby. Their pal corrupt High Court judge Sir John Kay was the father of a Rugby international and Sir Tasker Watkins, the Greatest Living Welshman and corrupt Deputy Lord Chief Justice was President of the Welsh Rugby Union, 1993-2004. See previous posts for details of Tasker’s many public roles in the field of law and the world of Top Docs.

Sir Tasker Watkins – Statue at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
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The staff at Bryn Estyn were recruited from Wrexham Rugby Club. No-one ever managed to explain why. Ioan Bowen Rees, Chief Exec of Gwynedd County Council when the gang ran riot in the Council’s children’s homes, was President of Bethesda Rugby Club.

Someone whom I used to know who was a regular on the gay night scene in Cardiff and who, to use Brown’s expression, ‘peddled his arse’, knew Max Boyce and I was told that Max Boyce is gay. I don’t mind Max, not one bit, but Dafydd’s gang’s links to you are helping to prop them up.

On his return he abandoned what looked like becoming a very distinguished career as a physician to join Huggett’s department of physiology. He took up the study of foetal and neonatal physiology as a kind of intellectual grandchild of Sir Henry Barcroft, becoming a leading member of the group of physiologists, paediatricians and veterinarians who founded the Neonatal Society – of which he subsequently became president when his turn came round…

Cross’ work as a physiologist involved the careful but non-invasive study of human infants: on the management and course of events in birth asphyxia, on the relation between ambient temperature and oxygen concentration on metabolic rate, on the significance of Head’s so-called paradoxical reflex in lung expansion and on cerebral blood flow. To facilitate these studies he invented the phrenic stimulator and plethysmographic methods for measuring oxygen consumption and cerebral blood flow – the famous ‘Cross box’.

His contributions to infant physiology were characteristically simple – once thought of; practical and applicable to everyday clinical problems. They were carried out with scrupulous regard to ethical principles and they led to his training a long series of research assistants in scientific method, many of whom came to be practising neonatologists as the speciality grew into a major component of clinical paediatrics. Nearly all of them ended up as devoted friends and admirers and one of them, Sheila Lewis, became his second wife and is now a paediatrician…

His first wife, Joyce Wilson née Lack, a depressive like himself, committed suicide in 1970. There were no children of the marriage but he was loved by and very devoted to Joyce’s daughter by a previous marriage and her family…

Kenneth Cross’ career provides in itself a justification for the recruitment of medically qualified basic scientists. He deserves much of the credit for neonatology having become par excellence the branch of medicine in which knowledge of physiology has been directly and successfully applied to patient care. It was for this achievement that he was awarded the Sir James Spence medal – the highest award of the British Paediatric Association.

This tribute to Kenneth Cross was written by Professor John Allen Davis, a keen writer of obituaries for members of Oliver’s Army and one of the leaders of the Mafia of Top Docs who circled the wagons in times of anxiety, including police investigations. After passing through St Mary’s Hospital, Oxford and Hammersmith with the other older members of Oliver’s Army, John Allen Davies was appointed Prof of Paediatrics at Cambridge and one of his closest friends was H. J.F. ‘John’ Jones, the Prof of Poetry at Oxford, who had family in north Wales. I think that Professor Janet Jones of London South Bank University and prior to that of the BBC for many years when No-One Knew About Jimmy Savile is the daughter of Prof John Jones. See post ‘The Logic Of Medicine’.

Kenneth Cross also features on the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health website:

Date of death: 10 October 1990

Year James Spence Medal awarded: 1979

Professor Cross attended St Mary’s Medical School and, after serving in the emergency medical service, returned to St Mary’s in the physiology department. He was the first to apply objective physiological techniques to the problem of resuscitating newborn babies, and continued in neonatal research. While a visiting professor in San Francisco, he initiated neonatal research with a trio of young paediatricians, which became one of the largest paediatric research groups in the USA.

Kenneth became professor of physiology at The London Hospital Medical College, and obtained a Medical Research. He was known for his fairness and concern of all members in his department. He served on many committees, including as Chairman of the Academic Board. In 1978, he was invited to give the annual review lecture of the Physiological Society, and his papers on neonatal respiratory physiology were admired; many of his publications appeared in the Journal of Physiology.

With his colleagues Richard Dobbs, Tony Jackson, and Bertie Webb of Taunton, he also established the registrar rotation scheme in which the registrar spends a year in neonatal research in Kenneth’s department.

Although a physiologist, Kenneth Cross was awarded the Medal due to his fundamental contributions to the physiology of newborns that were so relevant to paediatric practice. His interest in the ethical principles of physiological experiments also made him stand out in his field as he insisted on the strictest ethical criteria.

Kenneth Cross’s colleague Richard Heyworth Dobbs stars in the Royal College of Physicians ‘Lives of the Fellows’ online:

b.10 May 1905 d.21 Aug 1980
MRCS LRCP(1930) BChir Cantab(1932) MB(1934) MRCP(1936) MD(1941) FRCP(1947)

Richard Heyworth Dobbs was educated at Bedales School, Downing College, Cambridge, and the London Hospital where he qualified in 1930. Enterprisingly, he persuaded the dean of the London to allow him to go for a year of his clinical course to Vienna, which was then living largely on its pre-first world war reputation as a great medical centre. Extraordinary indeed were the scenes he recounted of those times.

They will have been, Freud and his colleagues were involved

When a boy of ten years, Richard had a severe nephrotic illness and Sir Frederick Still was called in. Still asked him what he intended to be when he grew up and Richard replied ‘I want to be a children’s doctor like you, sir’. Their next meeting occurred some 15 years later when Still happened to examine him for the MRCP and was able to recall their earlier conversation.

Richard Dobbs’ paediatric training included a spell in the USA at the Children’s Hospital, St. Louis, and a first assistantship at University College Hospital, before he was appointed to the three hospitals at which he was to work for the next 30 years – the London Hospital, the Queen Elizabeth Hospital for Children, Hackney, and Southend General Hospital. At ‘the Queen’s’ the building of the Hayward block – which opened in 1972 – owed much to his leadership at that time. During the war years he served in the RAMC as lieutenant colonel in charge of a hospital medical division in the Middle East.

For 15 years Richard was editor of Archives of Disease in Childhood, during a period in which the journal was actively expanding in size and scope. He was president of the British Paediatric Association in 1970.

The ‘Archives of Disease in Childhood’ were keen on publishing Ollie’s contributions.

In middle age Richard took up sailing and, despite minimal experience, sailed his 45ft Natasha in ocean races. On one notable voyage he carried a crew of paediatricians to Copenhagen, to attend the International Congress of Paediatrics.

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Largely dispensing with the bothersome mechanics of formal navigation methods, he was surprisingly adept at finding his way about the sea, apparently relying on an inborn talent for recognizing a coastline, allied to a characteristically happy-go-lucky attitude to the kind of lurking hazards that are apt to keep other less intrepid yachtsmen in a state of mild chronic anxiety. He had also learned to ski at the age of five years and represented the University during his time at Cambridge, thereafter managing to get to Switzerland each year until he was 65.

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When he reached retirement age in 1970, it seemed that he might have difficulty finding adequate outlets for his still abundant energies and capabilities. The first requisite for a happy retirement is good health, and with this he was blessed well into his mid-70s. The second is for the individual to define what he enjoys doing and arrange his life accordingly. Richard decided that looking after sick children was what he enjoyed best,

When he wasn’t sailing or ski-ing or both sailing and ski-ing ‘at conferences’.

and he spent six months with the Grenfell Mission in Labrador, where he acquired such skills as how to erect an igloo in under ten minutes,

Did the igloo double up as the clinic in which Dobbs then looked after the sick children perhaps?

before going to Nigeria as professor of paediatrics at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. This was to be his and his wife’s home for the next five years, and his enthusiasm and sound judgement of priorities proved just what was needed to build up the recently established children’s unit there. His natural friendliness made him a popular teacher of students, while his many contacts in Britain and elsewhere enabled him to bring in a regular supply of keen young paediatricians at registrar level to enliven and strengthen the unit.

His wife, Phyllis, also a doctor, was his companion for over 60 years, from the time they were school fellows at Bedales and medical students together at Cambridge and the London. Their home, which they built on the summit of Hampstead Hill, was the scene of great hospitality to friends from all over the world. They had a son and a daughter. Richard’s particular quality was his outgoing friendly personality, and this enabled him to get quickly on easy terms with people of all sorts – patients, colleagues, foreigners, the young and the old.

This biography was written by D Gibbs and Sir Gordon Wolstenholme. Gordon Wolstenholme was a Top Doctor who wasn’t so much concerned with doctoring but with using funding from Big Pharma to organise meetings and conferences which brought together reputable scientists, disreputable scientists and criminals, in the guise of the Ciba Foundation now known as the Norvatoris Foundation. See post ‘Too Many Pills’.

Dobbs’s other mate, Dr Anthony Derek Maurice Jackson (1918–2005), also known as Tony, was a paediatrician British recognised for his pioneering work in the management of cystic fibrosis. Jackson was born in Dublin in 1918. He trained at the Middlesex Hospital at approximately the same time as Gwynne the lobotomist and Roger Gilliatt, then served in the RAMC in Holland, Germany, and north Africa.

Jackson later worked as a consultant paediatrician at the London Hospital and in a specialist cystic fibrosis clinic at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital for Children. So as well as working with Dafydd’s mate Wendy Savage et al, Jackson worked at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital for Children, which was host to yet more Top Docs who facilitated a vast network of abusers, including John Cleese’s friend the psychiatrist Robin Skynner. See previous posts eg. ‘Ian Brockington’s Mischief’ and ‘Too Many Pills’.

Tony Jackson served on the Council of the Royal College of Physicians and, for ten years from 1984, as Chair of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust’s Research and Medical Advisory Committee. Tony Jackson died on 24 December 2005.

The BMJ published an obituary for Jackson in Feb 2006:

Anthony Derek Maurice Jackson, consultant paediatrician Royal London Hospital and Queen Elizabeth Hospital for Children 1959-83 (b Dublin, Eire, 1918; q Middlesex Hospital 1943; MD, FRCP, FRCPCH), died from pneumonia and peritonitis related to chronic ambulatory peritoneal dialysis on 24 December 2005.

Tony had a natural flair for organisation and attention to detail. This was evident throughout his life – both in his work and leisure activities. In the days long before rotating registrar appointments were usual he set up a rotation spanning district general hospital paediatrics (Dr Brian Webb, Taunton), research in neonatal physiology (Prof Kenneth Cross) as well as teaching hospital paediatrics. In 1970 he was appointed postgraduate dean at The London Hospital Medical College, a post he held for 12 years.

Tony Jackson was Postgrad Dean of the London Hospital, 1970-82; those years spanned the rapid expansion of Dafydd and John Allen’s trafficking business in north Wales, which was partly fuelled by their partners in crime at the London Hospital, partners in crime who also had responsibility for postgrad training.

When Wendy Savage was suspended from her job after that humdinger of a row with her Head of Dept in the early 1980s, as a result of the huge support that Feminist Socialist Wendy received from Wimmin’s Champs, the natural childbirth movement, the Labour Party and the liberal media, Wendy was eventually reinstated. The one responsibility that the authorities at the London Hospital refused to allow her to resume was teaching. See previous posts. I met docs and students who didn’t like Wendy Savage and made comments such as ‘she takes things too bloody far’ and ‘she’s disgusting’. I wasn’t ever given details of what was being taken too far and in what way Savage was disgusting, but I suspect that her role in the sexual exploitation of girls and women and her solution to simply carry on performing abortions even when she had performed 15 on the same woman previously might have been the reason.

At the request of the dean, his friend, Sir John Ellis, he established a new computerised system of preregistration house appointments between The London and district general hospitals in the south of England. At Tony’s insistence this system gave equal weight to the choices of candidates and consultants – a change that gained considerably more approval from the former than from the latter.

So Tony the Traffickers’ Friend and his friend the Dean of The London Hospital, an institution which facilitated Dafydd’s partner gang for many years, had their hands not only on personal data but on the controls of the appointment of the most junior docs to district general hospitals across the whole of the south of England. The potential for damage there was impressive.

During his time at The London he was a strong supporter of student extracurricular activities and this combined with his paediatric teaching led the students to elect him staff president of the London Hospital Clubs Union. His especially strong support of the students was most evident with the London Hospital Drama Society, of which he became staff president until his retirement.

Tony had fingers in many PIEs then, including those of aspiring luvvies, which are quite common in the student Top Doc population.

In the early 1980s Tony’s strong support of this activity encouraged medical and dental students to have the self belief to take annual shows to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

The Edinburgh Fringe from which my friend received grief in 1985 when she worked in the box office and refused to do a fiddle for Leon Brittan’s brother Samuel to acquire a ticket and a hotel for him when the Fringe had been sold out weeks ago and all the hotels were fully booked as well. Sam wrote to his Big Mate Michael Grade, Grade wrote back to Sam promising that he would definitely ensure that Sam Went To The Ball, they BOTH wrote to the Fringe management and my mate ended up in trouble (see previous posts). The friend who knew what was happening to me in north Wales and stood by me.

What I want to know is how did Michael Grade get Sam a ticket and an hotel when THERE WEREN’T ANY LEFT??? What did you do Grade??? Was there a special reserve of tickets and hotels for Arrogant Bastards Who’s Brothers Are Home Secretaries Concealing The Westminster Paedophile Ring held in a secret drawer??

I’m Sam from the FT. My brother is colluding with a gang of paedophiles, just mention my name.

When my friend and her husband used to go to the Fringe as media students and then young media professionals, they met all the Radical Names who weren’t afraid to stick two fingers up to the Establishment. Stephen Fry, Ben Elton, the lot… They’ve all featured in previous posts as being rather compromised…

From left to right the cream of British comedy Stephen Fry Ben Elton Robbie Coltrane Griff RhysJones Mel Smith and Rowan Atkinson circa 1990

Having studied Latin and modern languages to Higher School Certificate level at school, a decision to study medicine meant the need to pass the first MB BS examinations. Although his prowess on the rugby field led to a scholarship to St Mary’s Hospital, he chose to go to the Middlesex Hospital Medical School, graduating during the second world war. As treasurer of the rugby club he made sure the players all received their train fares to Aylesbury. After a shortened preregistration period at the Middlesex and Harrow hospitals, he joined the RAMC and served in Holland, Germany, and north Africa, where he saw an epidemic of smallpox.

Whilst stationed in Tripoli he met Jess Wilkes, a physiotherapist, whom he later married in 1946. Following demobilisation and a year in general practice, he embarked on a career in paediatrics. He began his training in the children’s department at the Middlesex before moving to the Hospital for Sick Children, Great Ormond Street, under the direction of Sir Wilfred Sheldon. As a senior paediatric registrar he worked with Dr Winifred Young in her cystic fibrosis (CF) clinic at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital for Children. He returned to Great Ormond Street as lecturer and first assistant to Prof Sir Alan Moncrieff at the Institute of Child Health in 1956

Sir Alan Moncrieff was another Founding Father Of Oliver’s Army. See previous posts.

before being appointed to the staff of the London Hospital and St Margaret’s Hospital, Epping, in 1959. In those days there were only two paediatricians on the staff of the London Hospital—his senior and trusted colleague was Dr Richard Dobbs. In 1965 he transferred his St Margaret’s sessions to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital for Children, taking on the care of the younger children in the cystic fibrosis clinic. His first case of Munchausen’s syndrome by proxy was diagnosed in the early 1960s, 13 years before Roy Meadow gave the syndrome its name.

The now discredited Roy Meadow who’s invented mental illness and lies in the witness box resulted in a number of innocent people going to prison. See previous posts.

The toddler had been repeatedly poisoned with barbiturates.

He was elected to the council of the Royal College of Physicians and subsequently became chairman of the paediatric committee, an appointment he held for 10 years. When the joint paediatric committee between the three royal colleges and the BPA was set up in 1978 he was invited by Sir Douglas Black

Sir Douglas Black, the Toppest of the Top Doctors who was appointed as Chief Scientist at the DHSS by Sir Keith Joseph and to numerous other roles – including Chairman of the Committee investigating Health Inequalities by Dafydd’s mate David Ennals when Ennals was Secretary of State for the DHSS – because of Douglas’s ability at concealing organised abuse and serious crime is discussed in my post ‘The Logic Of Medicine’, along with Douglas’s friends, family and wider network.

to be one of the two representatives of the London College and served on this committee until its dissolution in 1987. He was made a censor in 1980 and was a member of the part 2 MRCP examining board for 10 years, three of them as paediatric secretary.

He was responsible for encouraging the Royal College of Physicians of London to take over the French course, which until 1975 had been run by the Institut Français at Barts. He continued to attend the course for 21 years under the tuition of M. Henri Orteu until it closed. Although acknowledged by others as an excellent speaker of French, his autobiographical notes describe him “acquiring a sound knowledge of French grammar but not, unfortunately, the ability to speak the language fluently.” His European paediatric colleagues heaped praise upon him not only for his willingness to address meetings in French (and several other languages) but also for the language skills evident within his lectures.

Educating and developing students was a lifelong interest. For a quarter of a century London Hospital graduates remembered Tony’s impressions of a variety of paediatric conditions, most spectacularly that of croup.

In 1981 Tony became president of the section of paediatrics of the Royal Society of Medicine and over a period of some 20 years contributed to the running of the British Paediatric Association (BPA). He held the posts of secretary of the academic board and honorary treasurer of the BPA. He was joint author with Prof Donald Court of the BPA’s blueprint for the future of paediatrics, Paediatrics in the Seventies, and joint author with Prof John Forfar and Dr Bernard Laurance of the diamond jubilee edition of the History of the BPA. His interest in the history of paediatrics led to a contribution to a Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) witness seminar at the spring meeting of 2003. His skill as a photographer led to him being regarded as almost the official photographer at BPA meetings. In 1978, the then president of the BPA, Prof Otto Wolff, asked Tony to propose a toast to the health of the BPA at its 50th anniversary dinner. He was proud to have been awarded an honorary fellowship of the RCPCH at its inception in 1996, 13 years after his retirement.

In 1986 he was elected president of the Association for Paediatric Education in Europe, having been a member since 1974. In retirement he held the post of medical adviser to the Variety Club of Great Britain for 11 years. In addition he took on the chairmanship of the research and medical advisory committee (RMAC) of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust and was awarded the John Panchaud Medal of the trust. His contribution to the transformation of cystic fibrosis from a fatal disease of infancy to a chronic disease of adults was considerable. His application of the developing technology and pharmaceutical developments into everyday practice, his support of families and patients, and, after retirement, his strategic direction of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust RMAC played major roles. His desk at home at the time of his death still contained the photos of cystic fibrosis patients sent to him by grateful parents.

Following a sporting career as a rower and second row rugby forward, he developed a new sporting interest in retirement in the local bowling club. He won trophies from time to time but true to form described himself as a very ordinary bowler. Also true to form he made a major contribution to the administration of the club over many years.

He leaves a wife, Jess; three children; and four grandchildren. Although he developed chronic renal failure four years before he died, he very successfully managed his own peritoneal dialysis, not allowing himself to be restricted in any way. He died from pneumonia and peritonitis complicating chronic ambulatory peritoneal dialysis. [Stephen Jackson, Mark Caulfield]

Tony Jackson’s mate Brian Wykeham Webb was a consultant paediatrician at Taunton and Somerset Hospital. Webb died at the age of 96 some two years ago in the British Legion Dunkirk House. He lived at West Monkton, Taunton. Tony Jackson and his pals facilitated a paedophile/trafficking ring linked to Dafydd’s gang at the London Hospital. Brian Webb was a colleague of Jackson’s based in Somerset and was involved in training Top Docs in Somerset. Junior docs from the London medical schools have been placed in Somerset hospitals for years. I have discussed the paedophile ring in Bridgwater that had links to Dafydd’s gang in previous posts…

Now whoever could have been organising that?? I am only sorry that Brian Webb has pegged out, if the old bastard was still alive and kicking I’d have popped down to West Monkton and asked him a few questions about that ring and about the deaths of Brown’s mum and dad and my friend’s baby… As well as other matters that can be directly linked to the Top Doctors of Somerset, as discussed in previous posts.

I presume that the Stephen Jackson who co-authored Tony Jackson’s obituary is one of Tony’s relatives, possibly his son. Previous posts have mentioned Pete Jackson, who shared our house on Anglesey when we were students and being targeted by the gang. Pete Jackson I have recently been told supplied fallacious statements to Top Doctors about me when asked and doctored as tape recording that he had made one day of my friend Anne and me at home which was then used as evidence of our insanity or crimes or something…

Anne was killed by the gang in April 1986. She and her friend Geoff Johnson were on their way to a friend’s wedding, a girl called Steph. Steph had been studying medicine at Sheffield University but she withdrew and was training as a psych nurse in Oxford…

I’ve received info that Pete Jackson might have been a relative of Tony Jackson’s. Pete Jackson’s family lived in Wednesbury and his dad was the Head of a school in the Wolverhampton area. Pete’s brother was I think an accountant. I don’t know anything else about his family except that his Auntie Joan wrote him quite sweet Auntie-ish letters about his cousin Roger. I think that Auntie Joan might have lived at Shifnal…

 

Mark Caulfield, who coauthored Tony Jackson’s obituary with Stephen Jackson, is Director of the William Harvey Research Institute and Prof of Clinical Pharmacology at Barts and the London Hospitals, part of Queen Mary University of London:

Mark

Mark Caulfield graduated in Medicine in 1984 from the London Hospital

So Prof Caulfield is another graduate of the institution which was in partnership with Dafydd and co. Caulfield graduated in the midst of the massive scrap involving Wendy Savage and the year in which Brown and I made complaints about Gwynne the lobotomist and in which I wrote to the GMC about him. They refused to take action; the President of the GMC at the time was Issy Kolvin’s mate Lord John Walton. The GMC refused to take action against Dafydd some three years later when I wrote to them. Issy’s mate Walton was still President of the GMC. Just before I wrote to them, there had been five complaints about Dafydd in one month, one concerning a death. No action taken.

Wendy Savage, the Socialist Feminist Woman Who Fought The Male Medical Establishment, sat on the GMC, for I think, eight years.

and trained in Clinical Pharmacology at St Bartholomew’s Hospital where he developed a research programme in molecular genetics of hypertension and translational clinical research.

Previous posts have discussed the ring at Bart’s which was facilitated by Dafydd’s mate Prof Linford Rees, the father of Angharad Rees, 1970s siren who starred in ‘Poldark’. Angharad was married to Christopher Cazenove who hit the big time in ‘Dynasty’ with Joan Collins et al. See previous posts, including ‘A Galaxy Of Talent’. Linford was Prof of Psychological Medicine at Barts and before Linford occupied that role it was filled by Professor Anthony Clare, one of Dafydd’s old network from the Maudsley. Barts had a long and glorious history of people known to Dafydd, the father of Dafydd’s mate Lady Juliet Bingley, Reginald Vick was a surgeon at Barts throughout the middle decades of the 20th century. See previous posts…

In 2007, 2009 and 2011 his research has been independently rated amongst the top ten scientific discoveries in his field. In 2009 he won the Lily Prize of the British Pharmacology Society, in 2015 he won the Genome Valley Award at BioAsia and in 2016 the Bjorn Folkow Award of the European Society of Hypertension. Since 2008 he directs the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre at Barts. He was appointed Director of William Harvey Research Institute in 2002 and was elected to the Academy of Medical Sciences in 2008 and was President of the British Hypertension Society (2009-2011).

He is an NHS consultant in the Barts Blood Pressure Clinic within the Barts/William Harvey European Society of Hypertension Centre of Excellence. He raised £25m toward the William Harvey Heart Centre which created a translational clinical research centre and was the academic leader that created the Barts Heart Centre bringing 3 hospitals together in 2015 to create the UK’s largest heart centre (includes UCLH Heart Hospital, the London Chest Hospital and Barts). He served on the 2011 NICE Guideline Group for hypertension and leads the Joint UK Societies’ Working Group and Consensus on Renal Denervation. Since 2014 he has been one of the top 200 most highly cited researchers in the world in genomics according to Thomson Reuters. In 2013 he became an NIHR Senior Investigator.

In 2013 he was appointed Chief Scientist for Genomics England, charged with delivery of the 100,000 Genomes Project on whole genome sequencing in rare disease, cancer and infection. As chief scientist Mark leads on all scientific activities for Genomics England. He engages with NHS scientific teams and the general public to promote, explain and enthuse about the 100,000 Genomes Project. He also oversees a coalition of 2500 researchers which comprise the Genomics England Clinical Interpretation Partnership.

Mark Caulfield’s LinkedIn Profile tells us that he is:

  • Director of the William Harvey Research Institute, Queen Mary, University of London

     – Present 15 years 8 months

    Since 2003 I have directed the largest Pharmacological Institute (350 clinicians and scientists) in the UK focused on translational Cardiovascular, Inflammation and Endocrine Research.

  • Professor of Clinical Pharmacology, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry

     – Present 20 years 2 months

    Professor Caulfield has held a senior academic post with the crooked Top Doctors of Barts and the London Hospital for a long time. Since the year before the publication of the Waterhouse Report…

    I lead a Centre for Clinical Pharmacolgy including Vascular Pharmacology led by Prof Amrita Ahluwalia, Molecular Genetics co-led by Profs Patricia Munroe and Shu Ye and Transplant rejection pharmacology led by Atholl Johnston. I co-lead The European Society for Hypertension Centre for Excellence at Barts and the Willliam Harvey and Cardiovascular Clinical Research with Dr David Collier and Mel Lobo.

  • London Hospital Medical College

    Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), Medicine

     – 

  • Bishop Douglass RC Comprehensive School

     – 

Mark Caulfield’s colleague Dr David Collier’s details are provided as:

Centre: Clinical Research Centre

Email: d.j.collier@qmul.ac.uk 
Telephone: +44(0) 20 7882 5666

Profile David is interested in recruitment and patient engagement and ran the successful “Future of Clinical Trials in the UK?” meeting in 2008 and “Everything you wanted to know about clinical trials but were too afraid to ask” for PCRN and Barts NIHR Cardiovascular BRU in 2011. Clinical Trials- Sharing Our Stories in July 2013 included trials patients, U3A members and co-ordinators, health psychology undergraduates from Florida State University, and sixth form students from a wide area under the banner of Trials Connect.

He is co-holder of an MRC programme grant examining recruitment methods for clinical trials (START) with the NIHR PCRN Research Recruitment Methods Group (ResRecMG), and is part of the NIHR Cardiovascular Biomedical Research Unit at Barts and The London.

David founded the East London spoke for the Primary Care Research Network for Greater London (PCRN-GL).

Renal Denervation with Dr Mel Lobo was a UK first in 2010 which yielded both a front page banner headline in the Daily Telegraph and National TV news on News at 6 O’clock and News at Ten for Dr Lobo and Fred Quatromini.

The first case in the world of renal sympathetic nerve denervation to bilateral renal arteries was done here as part of this study cohort.The subsequent publication in the Lancet for Dr Lobo and Professor Caulfield for Symplicity 2

Patients presented with David to the audience at both of the National Symposia on Renal Denervation – the first in October 2011 (Fred Quatromini), the second in 2012 (Sheila Milson and Anthony Henry), both at the Royal College of Physicians.

After the First UK Symposium on Renal Denervation in 2011, there was an initial meeting of the Joint British Societies to develop guidelines for renal denervation. Subsequent meetings developed a consensus statement and two of our patients, John Bold and Anthony Henry, contributed to meeting discussions and provided comments on the statement, especially with reference to the suggested patient information sheet for the procedure.

Research: Dr David Collier is Research Fellow and Joint Clinical Director of the William Harvey Research Institute Clinical Research Centre. Now based at the Heart Centre at Barts, David ran the Anglo-Scandinavian Cardiac Outcome Trial (ASCOT) team for Professor Caulfield at Barts/London, which broke the national record for recruitment into such a trial (recruiting 1157 patients). As top academic recruiters for several studies across over a decade, this team has contributed to high-impact work such as ILLUMINATE, with 148 patients (NEJM 2007 Barter, Caulfield et al ).

ASCOT became a landmark trial and precipitated the development of joint NICE/BHS guidelines for hypertension after the publication of the Blood Pressure Lowering Arm (BPLA) in the Lancet in 2005 (prior to this time there had been separate NICE and BHS (British Hypertension Society) Guidelines on the treatment of hypertension in the UK- which had been unhelpful.

ASCOT impacted the lipid guidance from NICE on statin use in primary prevention of ischaemic heart disease and stroke- bringing routine use of statins for people at elevated absolute risk, regardless of starting levels of cholesterol.

The experience of ASCOT and local GP’s reactions to it such as “what did you do with Mrs Smith that I hadn’t done- you got her pressure down?” led David to obtain initial funds as unconditional educational grants from rival pharma companies Pfizer and Merck and to design HiLo, a health services intervention trial. Having designed the trial interventions with Dr Catherine Will (then Cambridge, now University of Sussex) and piloted them at Chrisp Street in Limehouse, the design was developed with Dr John Robson and Prof Sandra Eldridge.

I am wondering if Dr David Collier is anything to do with Joe Collier, who worked as a pharmacologist at St George’s Hospital Medical School for most of his career. Joe Collier trained at St George’s as well. Joe Collier liked to think of himself as a leftie, he wrote letters to ‘The Guardian’ and published a book called ‘The Health Conspiracy’ in 1990, in which he critically analysed the effect that Big Pharma and right wing Gov’ts were having on the NHS and universities. A lot of people really did not like Joe Collier publishing that book and then a few years later it was Joe Collier who flagged up that the computerised admissions system for applicants to the medicine degree at St George’s was programmed to discriminate against ethnic minority applicants and women. Joe Collier had never been popular but the knives began to be sharpened in earnest then.

Joe Collier remains quite a hero in the eyes of the We’re Doing It For The Poor contingent. I imagine that Uncle Harry’s nephew is quite fond of him.

Joe Collier’s book ‘The Health Conspiracy’ was very good and a lot of what he predicted happened. However Joe Collier knew about an equally big conspiracy and he has never said a word about it. He knew that St George’s was facilitating the Westminster Paedophile Ring and had been since he was a medical student there. He knew that the institution was riddled with corruption, that patient harm and even deaths were being concealed and that research fraud was rife. Joe, the man who exposed the in-built discrimination of the St George’s admissions system, rejected a young woman who had applied to do medicine at interview because she ‘wasn’t feminist enough’. Joe Collier also knew that I was unlawfully forced out of my job at St George’s and that someone in his own Dept had broken my equipment, that everyone ignored my requests for it to be fixed and I was ordered by my PhD supervisor to work with broken equipment. Joe’s colleague Patrick Vallance found me working with broken equipment, gave me a bollocking, told Joe and neither of them spoke to me again. They were supposed to be assisting with my supervision.

Joe and Patrick were a double act, Patrick was Joe’s junior colleague and protege. Like Joe, Patrick was a leftie and Spoke Out against Big Pharma. So imagine everyone’s surprise when, a few years later, after Patrick had become a very, very big name in clinical pharmacology, Patrick left academia after being headhunted by er Big Pharma. A lot of people were very angry and stated that Patrick had Done It For The Money. Patrick, when interviewed a few years ago on ‘The Life Scientific’ on Radio 4, stated that he didn’t do it for the money, he did it because the research facilities in industry were so much better than those in universities. He might well be right there, at least he won’t be ordered to work with broken equipment.

Patrick made it as far as being President of Research and Development at GSK – on a global basis, not just of GSK’s sub-branch in Basildon – which is seriously impressive. Last year Patrick was made yet another offer too good to refuse. He was appointed the British Gov’ts Chief Scientific Officer. He is still there.

Eeh I remember Patrick when he was Joe’s minion and he used to work in’t lab, well I say lab but it were more like garden shed really, eeh and Patrick and I would always be first in in’t morning, except for the Japanese men in’t lab along corridor, they’d usually be in by 6-30 am and eeh by the time we got in, they’d have already killed and cut up a few rabbits and Joe would turn up at about 10, having cycled in from Hampstead on’t mountain bike and eeh then there were that time when the Top Docs on’t labour ward nearly killed woman with eclampsia because they didn’t know what to do so they rang Patrick him being one Top Doc wit’ brain and they were in’t right panic because they’d killed woman wit’ eclampsia only two year previously because they didn’t know what to do so eeh Geoffrey Chamberlain, Cilla’s friend, he wrote Report blaming t’ midwife eeh because they couldn’t blame one of Chamberlain’s team, Chamberlain being friends wit’ Royal Gynaecologist who delivered William and Harry, eeh oo’d have thought that Patrick would now be sitting there drinking Chateau de Chassolais…

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It’s called a shit bomb Theresa. You should never have appointed so many people to high office on the basis of them having taken part in the kicking of me and my friends all those years ago while you were a Councillor for the Borough of Merton, just down the road from St George’s, when the ring that they facilitated operated in er Merton. You were Chair of the Education Committee when I was hounded out of my job by Patrick and his friends. It has now exploded in your face.

The icing on the cake Theresa you pig ignorant fool, is that your Gov’t Chief Scientist spent years working with Salvador Moncada, now Sir Salvador, introducing him to people as a ‘Spanish pharmacologist’. Moncada is a former guerilla leader who took part in the civil war in El Salvador. His guerillas murdered innocent civilians as well as the soldiers whom they were at war with. Moncada is really called something else but I’m not sure what and to avoid a lengthy prison sentence in El Salvador, he somehow escaped to London where he was given sanctuary and a job as a pharmacologist. I don’t know how or why, because Moncada hadn’t done much medicine or science, having been very busy organising a guerilla movement. Furthermore he didn’t speak any English but was somehow writing academic publications within six months. As Brown once observed, ‘I don’t know who is writing Moncada’s publications but it isn’t him’. Read all about it in my post ‘The Trabant That Wants To Be A Ferrari’.

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Is there anyone as stupid as a politician who wants to be PM and who has done favours for the Top Doctors on the way up??

Patrick bagged a knighthood last year as well:

Sir Patrick Vallance
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My post ‘The Logic Of Medicine’ discussed Ollie’s fellow soldier Professor David Baum and his Arty wife Angela; Baum was Prof of Paediatrics at Bristol University. Now for the Top Doc who was Professor of Paediatrics at Bristol University at a lightly earlier time, while Dr D.G.E. Wood, who subsequently facilitated the gang in north Wales, was a medical student at Bristol University. Wood’s father was a Top Doc based in Bristol, so he’ll have known this man as well. Introducing Neville Butler.

‘The Guardian’ published an obituary for Neville in March 2007, written by Harvey Goldstein:

The paediatrician Neville Butler, who has died aged 86, was professor of child health at Bristol University from 1965 until his retirement in 1985. He was particularly well known for pioneering longitudinal studies. This work started in the 1950s, when, with Dennis Bonham, through the National Birthday Trust, he set up the perinatal mortality survey, a study of all the 17,000 births in Britain during one week in March 1958, together with all the stillbirths and neo-natal deaths that occurred in the following three months.

Jeffrey Archer worked as a fundraiser for the National Birthday Trust after he graduated from Oxford; immediately after that, Tuppence worked as a fundraiser for Dafydd’s mates at the UNA. Tuppence of course grew up in Weston-Super-Mare in Somerset, just south of Bristol. See post ‘Tuppence And His Fragrant Wife’. John Cleese grew up in Weston and went to school at Clifton College…

In the early 1960s, the Plowden committee, which was studying primary education, decided to fund a follow-up of the perinatal mortality survey, when the children involved were aged seven. This study, located at the National Children’s Bureau and jointly directed by Butler and Mia Kellmer Pringle, became known as the national child development study, and continues to this day at the Institute of Education, with the “children” being followed up into maturity.

The National Children’s Bureau (NCB) was one of the many children’s organisations that was colonised by paedophiles. Peter Righton and Barbara Kahan were both involved with the NCB. Sir Paul Ennals, son of Dafydd’s mate David Ennals, was appointed Chief Exec of the NCB in 1988.

Together with Kellmer Pringle and that other pioneer James Douglas, who was responsible for initiating the 1946 birth cohort study, Neville achieved something quite unique in creating studies that could track the complete life course of children and families.

In 1970 he was the driving force behind the British cohort study, which also still continues to provide information, and in retirement he remained indefatigably active, giving immense support to the establishment of the Millennium cohort study, which was begun in 2000.

These projects have been emulated around the world and are generally accepted as unsurpassed providers of crucial data about the growth, education, employment and life histories of the general population. They are used by social and other researchers, and are much in demand by policymakers. Butler himself provided evidence for three royal commissions (Plowden, 1967; Court, 1976; and Warnock, 1978).

Dame Josephine Barnes who, along with her husband Sir Brian Warren (Ted Heath’s close friend and personal physician) facilitated the Westminster Paedophile Ring, was a member of the Warnock Committee. See post ‘Uncle Harry’s Friends…’ Baroness Mary Warnock, who Chaired the Committee, was completely out of her depth, but that was the point: Warnock was the dummy in the Chair, a Lady Professor of Philosophy from Oxford so ooh we’re not taking orders from Vested Interests such as Top Docs and fertility scientists. Who’s on the Committee? Josephine Barnes who will have barked orders at Warnock. Warnock herself knew about the organised abuse in Oxfordshire from her earlier roles in civic life in Oxford. See previous posts.

For his achievements, he was made a fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and of the Royal College of Physicians.

To ensure the continuity of this work, in 1983 he founded a charity, the International Centre for Child Studies, of which he was director until his death. A major emphasis of the centre’s work is to support multidisciplinary, longitudinal studies in Britain and worldwide, and in 1997 a sister organisation was established in the US. Most recently, Butler provided inspiration and support for a new think tank, Longview, directed by another of his long-term collaborators, John Bynner, and dedicated to carrying forward the development and use of life-course longitudinal studies.

Born in Harrow, the son of a GP, Butler was educated at Epsom college, before attending Charing Cross hospital medical school. He served in the Royal Army Medical Corps (1942-44), and his career as a paediatrician began soon after the end of the war at University College hospital. He moved rapidly to Great Ormond Street hospital for sick children, and, after a spell in Oxford, returned to Great Ormond Street, where he began to consolidate his reputation before settling in Bristol.

Josephine Barnes worked at Charing Cross as a Top Doc while the Gender Identity Clinic there facilitated abuse (see post ‘Uncle Harry’s Friends…’) and then after seeing a market flogged gender realignment surgery on demand (see post ‘R.I.P. Julie Grant – and Many More). Lord Max Rosenheim, a friend of Harriet Harman’s Top Doc dad, reigned supreme at UCL and was responsible for the career success of people like Josephine Barnes who had spent their early careers at UCL and GOSH was ridden with organised abusers from at least the early years of the middle of the 20th century. See previous posts.

My own collaboration with Neville, as a statistician, began in 1965 and continued up to his retirement; we remained friends until his death. He introduced me to his extensive international work and contacts, especially his wide-ranging studies for the World Health Organisation. One of the most important of his projects was in Cuba, where he inspired a highly successful birth cohort study in 1972. This was modelled on the national child development study and, meticulously implemented, it provided a textbook example of how to design such projects. We continued to work in Cuba throughout the 1970s, both on this study and on an equally impressive child growth study.

Top Docs involved with the abuse network were often magnetically attracted to Cuba eg. Professor Patrick Pietroni (see ‘Error Of Judgement?’).

At home, one of Neville’s most lasting achievements was his work on smoking in pregnancy, using the 1958 survey data. Despite initial reservations – and even opposition – from within the profession, his work was eventually instrumental in persuading the research community and, most importantly, the then Health Education Council, to institute smoking cessation campaigns aimed at pregnant women.

The Health Education Council was established by Richard Crossman, who then appointed his friend Alma Birk as Chairman. Crossman like Alma because she was ‘A Great Girl For Birth Control’. The Great Girl for Birth Control was a former journo and Labour peer – Harold Wilson made Alma a Baroness after she failed to get elected to the Commons to enable the Labour Gov’t to give Alma Gov’t posts – who was married to Ellis Birk, a lawyer and TV executive who was Mr Big at the Mirror. See post ‘International Women’s Day! Let Us Celebrate With Jane…’ The Health Education Council finally died a death at the hands of the Tories some years after Thatch was elected as PM.

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As a colleague, Neville was both charismatic and totally demanding – physically and mentally. He would happily spend 24 hours at a time engrossed in writing up or reviewing research, and emerge ready for more work or meetings. His charisma meant that it was difficult to say no, but the intellectual challenges and rewards made the sacrifices worthwhile. He was an inspiration to more than one generation and his passing will be mourned by many.

Professor Neville Butler, a General in Oliver’s Army:

He is survived by his daughters Claire and Fiona.

Neville Roy Butler, paediatrician, born July 6 1920; died February 22 2007

Neville features of the Royal College of Physicians ‘Lives of the Fellows’ online:

b.6 July 1920 d.22 February 2007
MB BS Lond(1942) MRCS LRCP(1942) MRCP(1946) DCH(1949) MD(1949) FRCP(1965) FRCOG(1979) Hon FRCPCH (1996)

Neville Roy Butler, professor of child health at the University of Bristol, was a pioneer in the use of longitudinal studies of children in the UK. Born in Middlesex, he was the son of Cuthbert John Butler, a medical practitioner, and Ida Margaret Butler née Soman. He was educated at Epsom College, and then Charing Cross Hospital Medical School.

After qualifying in 1942, he held house posts at Charing Cross Hospital. He served in the Royal Army Medical Corps and then, following his demobilisation, he was a house physician at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children. Later that year, in 1950, he moved to University College Hospital, where he was a paediatric registrar and then paediatric first assistant. In 1954 he returned to Great Ormond Street as a senior medical registrar. Three years later, he was appointed as a consultant paediatrician to the Oxford and Wessex Regional Health Board. In 1963 he returned once again to Great Ormond Street, as a consultant and senior lecturer at the Institute of Child Health. He finally settled in Bristol, where he was professor of child health from 1965 until his retirement in 1985.

Neville was at the wheel when the more disadvantaged parts of Somerset were hit by a sex abuse ring during the 1970s with links to Dafydd’s gang.

It was during the 1950s that, in collaboration with Dennis Bonham through the National Birthday Trust, he set up the 1958 Perinatal Mortality Survey, a study of all 17,000 births in Britain during one week in March 1958, together with all the stillbirths and neonatal deaths in the following three months. In the early 1960s the Plowden Committee, who were studying primary education, decided to fund a follow-up of the Perinatal Mortality Survey when the children were aged seven. This study, located at the National Children’s Bureau and jointly directed by Neville Butler and Mia Kellmer Pringle, became known as the National Child Development Study (NCDS), and still continues to this day.

These members/colleagues of a trafficking ring were gathering data on thousands of children without the knowledge, let alone consent, of the children or their parents. The data was shared with a huge network of abusers and used to target potential victims. The victims were tracked for years and if they had not fallen for various methods to snare them when they were at school, they were tracked when they were young adults, via colleges, universities, Top Docs, hospitals etc. I was told weeks ago that those we know and love tracked me – and others – thus, which is why Wood targeted me when I was at UCNW. It was known at Gov’t level that this was happening, but then the Top Docs in the DHSS, such as Sir Douglas Black and Dr – later Baroness – Elizabeth Shore – were members of the gang.

Everyone knew that all the teams carrying out ‘research’ on children, their health, their education etc had been infiltrated by organised paedophile gangs. The security services watched as they targeted certain people and then they watched when, as  young adults, Brown and I stood up to the gang and our friend was murdered.

Does ANYONE have an explanation for this? There are thousands of people who were being pursued by this network and the targets were usually forced into sex work and either dead or in a ropey way by the time that they were 40. I am fortunate in that I lived and acquired an education which has enabled me to find all this out. Now, I would like someone, of the many whom are now reading this blog, to explain why it was OK for us to be targeted by a gang of sex offenders.

I have received a communication about yet another girl with whom I went to school, asking me if I remember an incident… I do. She was my friend but a bit older than me. When she was 14 she was attacked by a group of young men in Bridgwater Lido. There were about five of them and she was violently sexually assaulted. I sat with her afterwards and the incident was reported to Wendy Harris, the French teacher at Chilton Trinity School.

It was reported to Harris because the blokes who attacked my friend were French and they had intermingled with our group because we had our French pen pals with us on a school exchange visit. They weren’t part of the school exchange, they were much older, they had literally targeted our group and when they saw my friend on her own for a few minutes away from the rest of us, they assaulted her. Wendy Harris was hopeless, utterly hopeless. My friend was in a terrible state, she was crying and shaking BUT she pointed the young men out, she identified them, they were still hanging around. That incident really should have been reported to the police, it was serious. No, just another awful thing that happened to a kid from Bridgwater so it was ignored…

Because my friend was older than me, she left school before I did and we lost touch. I remember being surprised when she told me that she wasn’t sitting any O levels, because she was academically very able and at the time of the French exchange visit, she was the best at French out of all of us, very, very good. I have been told now that her life really fell apart after that assault and she had great difficulties.

Never mind the IICSA and the denouncing of Boris Johnson for his ‘crass language’, there seems to be a great many people with a lot of explaining to do.

Well??

It has also occurred to me that those in Gov’t knew which unscrupulous, criminal Top Docs to commission for these large scale population surveys in which most people would have refused to participate and created uproar if they had an inkling of what was going on. In the wake of it dawning on the world in the late 1980s that AIDS was not simply a Gay Plague, the UK Gov’t wanted to find out how prevalent the HIV virus was in the general population. It was decided that a a good way of gathering data would be to test all women attending an ante-natal clinic in a UK hospital over a period of time. There were huge ethical problems in that many citizens’ groups opposed it because those who were found to be HIV + weren’t going to be told and a lot of people wrote to MPs etc stating that they would not give blood to a Top Doc under any circumstances until there was a reassurance that this plan would not go ahead.

The Gov’t did go ahead with the plan, on the advice of the Top Docs. But they stopped discussing it in public fora. No-one actually said that the plan had been abandoned, they just let the public forget about it. I found out years later which hospital had been used: it was St George’s. While I worked there. Every woman who dropped into the antenatal clinic had their blood taken for what they were told were the bog standard antenatal tests and it was tested for HIV without their knowledge.

Because of the effect of AIDS at the time, I can understand why some Top Docs thought that the testing programme was justified. I’m not quibbling about that. But I am interested that it was St George’s that was selected. The Head of the Obs and Gynae Dept was Geoffrey Chamberlain, who was a Top Doc facilitating the Westminster Paedophile Ring. Chamberlain and the Dean of St George’s, Sir William Asscher – Asscher was also facilitating the Westminster Paedophile Ring – would do anything, anything at all. That was why St George’s was selected.

So what other secret Gov’t research took place at St George’s then? Can Sir Patrick Vallance the current British Gov’t Chief Scientist tell us, because he was working there at the time…

In 1970 he was the driving force behind a further birth cohort study, the British Cohort Study, which also began with a perinatal survey of 17,000 babies. Surveys at 10 and 16 followed – the second managed by a charitable foundation, the International Centre for Child Studies (ICCS), which he established in 1983. Subsequent surveys took place at ages 26, 30 and 34 and, replicating the NCDS, half the cohort members’ children were also studied.

Finally, Neville gave his immense support to the setting up of the Millennium Cohort Study, which began in 2000. With hypothecated funding from the Labour Government via the Economic and Social Research Council, the study comprised a whole years’ births (amounting to 20,000 babies) and, by increasing the sample size in electoral wards with known demographic characteristics, boosted the representation of ethnic minority and disadvantaged families. Individual government departments supplemented the study’s initial budget for their own policy purposes, and the Scottish, Welsh and Northern Ireland governments also offered additional support. Such developments can be seen as one of Neville’s crowning achievements – government signing up to the research agenda that he had pursued throughout his professional life.

Internationally, Neville Butler realised that the British findings could form a blueprint and source of knowledge for both developed and developing countries overseas. A sister organisation to ICCS was established in the USA in 1997. Either by invitation, or as a technical adviser and consultant to the maternal and child health and international classification of diseases (ICD) sections of the World Health Organization, Neville advised on how to adapt the UK work on population studies to other countries. One of the most important of his projects was in Cuba, where he inspired a highly successful birth cohort study in 1972. Modelled on the National Child Development Study and meticulously implemented, it provided a textbook example of how to design and implement such studies.

After retiring from his role of director of ICCS, Neville’s commitments continued unabated. He helped pave the way for the collaboration between the Institute of Education, University College, Institute of Child Health, National Centre for Social Research (NatCen) and ICCS that formed the Joint Centre for Longitudinal Research. Through co-sponsorship between ICCS and NatCen, the establishment of the think tank Longivew followed, devoted to promoting and improving longitudinal and life course research.

In all these ventures Neville Butler was a guiding influence. The birth cohort studies, which he did so much to pioneer, have been emulated in many other parts of the world and are now generally accepted as unsurpassed providers of crucial data about the growth, education, employment and life histories of the general population. They are used by social and other researchers, and are much in demand by policymakers at all levels. It is a tribute to his stamina and dedication that these studies are now accepted as essential tools both by researchers and policymakers.

He was a fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and of the Royal College of Physicians. In 1984 he gave the Cuthbert Lockyer lecture at the RCP.

His wife, Jean (née Ogilvie), whom he married in 1954, predeceased him in 1998. He was survived by his daughters, Claire and Fiona.

This account of Butler’s life and career was written by his colleagues Harvey Goldstein and John Bynner.

‘The Times’ published an obituary for Neville Butler:

Neville Butler’s research into human development over time improved the lives of children and families throughout the UK and around the world. Through his tireless efforts he produced priceless information about the health, development, social wellbeing, education and lifestyles of thousands of British families.

He initiated and sustained two of Britain’s world-renowned research resources, namely the National Child Development Study (1958) and the British Cohort Study (1970). Where others concentrated efforts on only one aspect of child development, he pioneered a multidisciplinary approach. His example and publications are used by researchers all over the world.

The ultimate objective of these observational and interventional studies is to improve health, education and family life for future generations. Important medical, social and developmental indices arising from the data are of immense value to both practitioners and policymakers in medicine, education and social science.

It is the longitudinal aspects of these two unique continuing studies that gained Butler a national and international reputation. Many studies have produced valuable cross-sectional information, but this cannot compare with the complete picture of a generation which ensues from longitudinal work.

Without Butler’s dedication spanning nearly 50 years it is difficult to see how these studies could have survived. His charismatic leadership brought together teachers, medical officers, health visitors and nurses to carry out the national fieldwork voluntarily.

Butler liaised with policymakers in both Houses of Parliament and presented evidence based on his work to various select committees in the Commons, including the Social Services Committee. In addition the work was an important source of evidence for three royal commissions. (Plowden 1967, Court 1976 and Warnock 1978).

Remarkably, he embraced all this national and international work entirely voluntarily and in parallel with full-time clinical duties within the NHS.

Neville Butler was born into a medical family in 1920 and educated at Epsom College and Charing Cross Hospital Medical School. In the 1950s and 1960s he had two spells at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Great Ormond Street, before moving to Bristol in 1966. Here he was consultant paediatrician at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children and Professor of Child Health at the University of Bristol until retirement in 1985. He was awarded the highest NHS merit award (A+) for his clinical achievements.

Those NHS merit awards -a salary bonus scheme, the A+ award doubled a consultant’s salary – caused massive bad feeling among Top Docs. It was alleged that they were allocated on the basis of cronyism and nepotism and were unrelated to one’s performance at work. A number of Chamberlain’s colleagues had A+ awards, as I am sure he did himself.

Butler helped to bring together obstetric and newborn care after his original national perinatal mortality survey, carried out for the National Birthday Trust Fund. This was the first in the world and still serves as a model. The results, which have been used widely by obstetricians, paediatricians, midwives and general practitioners, emphasised the need for careful selection of high-risk mothers, better care in labour and for more postmortem examinations on babies dying around the birth period. It was also one of the forerunners of the widely used clinicopathological perinatal conferences.

Butler’s definitive work on antenatal care has done much to change the way birth is managed in Britain and forms a basis of current perinatal care. For these achievements he was made a Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians. Other medical honours included the Harding Award for Services to Handicapped Children and an invitation to present the Cuthbert Lockyer Lecture at the Royal College of Physicians.

In order to ensure the continuity of multidisciplinary longitudinal studies in the UK and worldwide, Butler founded the International Centre for Child Studies (ICCS) in 1983, which he continued to direct until his death. This led in 1997 to the establishment of a sister organisation in the US, the International Centre for Child and Family Studies, of which he was president. He was also a trustee of Longview, a foundation dedicated to putting the results of longitudinal studies at the heart of public policymaking. Butler realised that the British findings could form a blueprint for both developed and developing countries, and forged links with more than 40 countries. As a consultant with the WHO, Butler advised on how to adapt the UK work on population studies to many other countries.

Recognising the value of these studies, the Economic and Social Research Council underwrote support for the foreseeable future. This national resource is housed in the Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS) at the Institute of Education at London University, where Butler was a visiting professor.

The research resources now include the new Millennium Cohort Study, comprising a study of more than 19,000 babies (with added representation for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland), with which Butler worked closely from inception. The centre has provided information for the Government on social exclusion, problems of literacy and numeracy, and also on medical conditions such as diabetes and asthma.

Butler’s vision of using longitudinal studies to understand human lives was ahead of its time. Through the advances in modern information and communications technology this vision is now being realised on an ever widening scale.

Butler is survived by his two daughters.

Professor Neville Butler, paediatrician and social researcher, was born on July 6, 1920. He died on February 22, 2007, aged 86

The University of Bristol website  offered its contribution:

28 February 2007

Neville Butler, Emeritus Professor in the Division of Child Health, died recently. Dr Diana Pomeroy reviews the life, career and legacy of a man who was ‘tireless and dedicated in pursuing his passion for understanding human lives’.

Neville Butler achieved something quite unique to improve the lives of children and families throughout the UK and beyond. Through his tireless efforts he produced priceless information about the health, development, social well-being, education and lifestyles of thousands of British families.In this context he initiated, and was the prime mover in establishing and continuing, two of Britain’s world renowned research resources, namely the National Child Development Study (1958) and the British Cohort Study (1970). Where others may have concentrated efforts on only one aspect of child development, he pioneered a visionary multidisciplinary approach to the study of human development. Testimony to this is available in over 130 books and publications used by researchers all over the world.

The ultimate objective of these observational and interventional studies is to diminish or prevent in future generations adverse factors in health, behaviour, education and family life. A range of important medical, social and developmental indices arising from the data are proving of immense value both to practitioners and to policy makers in the fields of medicine, education and social science. Neville Butler has liaised with policy makers in both Houses of Parliament and has presented evidence based on his work to various Select Committees in the House of Commons, including the Social Services Committee. In addition the work has been a major source of evidence for three Royal Commissions (Plowden 1967, Court 1976 and Warnock 1978).

Remarkably, he has embraced all this important national and international work entirely voluntarily and in parallel with full-time clinical duties within the NHS. He was Physician to the Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Great Ormond Street and then Professor of Child Health at the University of Bristol. For this alone he was awarded the highest NHS Merit Award (A+) for his clinical achievements.

Another exceptional achievement was in establishing and continuing to accrue knowledge of perinatal medicine and bringing together under one umbrella obstetric and newborn care. His original national Perinatal Mortality Survey, carried out for the National Birthday Trust Fund, was the first and most comprehensive in the world and still serves as a model. The results, which have been used widely by obstetricians, paediatricians, midwives, general practitioners and others in the field, stressed the need for careful selection of high-risk mothers, better care in labour, and more post-mortems on babies dying around the birth period. It was also one of the forerunners of the widely used cliniopathological perinatal conferences. Neville Butler’s definitive work on antenatal care, smoking in pregnancy, foetal growth, postmaturity and optimum place of delivery have done much to change the way birth is managed in Britain and form a basis of the present perinatal care. For these achievements he was made a Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians. Indeed, he has been honoured by his medical colleagues on a number of occasions, including the Harding Award for Services to Handicapped Children and a special invitation to present the Cuthbert Lockyer Lecture at the Royal College of Physicians.

It is the ongoing longitudinal aspects of these two unique continuing studies that gained Neville Butler a national and international reputation. Many studies have produced valuable cross-sectional information, but this cannot compare with the complete picture of a generation which ensues from longitudinal work. It is remarkable that in an entirely honorary capacity he has devoted nearly 50 years of his life to planning and progressing these studies.

Without such dedication it is difficult to see how these studies could have survived. Through his charismatic leadership and foresightedness he managed to enthuse and inspire his colleagues and facilitated those from various disciplines to work together harmoniously. It is indeed a prodigious feat in itself to bring together teachers, medical officers, health visitors and nurses to carry out voluntarily the national fieldwork throughout the first two decades of the lives of both cohorts.

In order to ensure the continuity of this work he founded in 1983, and continued to direct, the International Centre for Child Studies (ICCS), a registered charity, until his death. A major emphasis of the ICCS is to support multidisciplinary longitudinal studies in the UK and worldwide.This led in 1997 to the establishment of a sister organisation in the US, the International Center for Child and Family Studies, of which he was president.

This sister organisation in the US has been carrying out research parallel to that being done on the British National Cohort Studies and has opened up new fields of collaborative study between the two countries.

Through Neville Butler’s previous work and via the charity he has played a major role in raising over £1 million in research funds from industry, commerce, charitable trusts, foundations, Government departments and Research Councils.

Internationally, Neville Butler realised that the British findings could form a blueprint and source of knowledge for both developed and developing countries overseas. In fact the national work has achieved such acclaim that links have been developed with over 40 countries. Either by invitation, or as Technical Adviser/Consultant to the Maternal and Child Health and ICD Sections of the World Health Organisation,  Neville Butler advised on how to adapt the UK work on population studies to many other countries. He also initiated, for the Pan American Health Organisation, an ongoing national longitudinal study in Cuba, which also formed a model that other countries are following.

The complete data gathered so far in these two British Cohort Studies is now housed in a computerised databank at Essex University where it is available for bona-fide research workers all over the world. Considerable use has been made of this for secondary analysis in the US.

Bona-fide?? What does one do if the bona-fide research workers are sharing the data in the pursuit of serious organised crime?

Recognition of the value of the studies is shown by the fact that the Economic and Social Research Council is underwriting support for the foreseeable future. This national resource is now housed in the Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS) at the Institute of Education, London University. CLS was established in 1998 following the move from the Social Statistics Research Unit at City University and before that the National Children’s Bureau. Neville Butler played a significant role in the development of the new Centre in his role as Visiting Professor.

The research resources now include the new ‘Millennium Cohort Study’ comprising follow-up of over 19,000 babies with added representation for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland with which Neville worked closely from inception. The aim is to undertake vital intergenerational, intragenerational and intercohort studies on the cohort members and their offspring. The Centre has provided information for the Government on social exclusion, problems of literacy and numeracy, and medical conditions such as diabetes and asthma. Neville Butler was also a Trustee of a new venture, Longview, established with colleagues in the Institute of Education, University College and the National Centre for Social Research, along with other experts in longitudinal research. Longview is dedicated to the development of longitudinal study and to ensuring that its findings are at the heart of the policy process.

Neville Butler was tireless and dedicated in pursuing his passion for understanding  human lives and finding solutions to the problems of growing up in changing times. His vision of using longitudinal studies to build the knowledge needed was ahead of its time. Through the advances in modern information and communications technology, this vision is now being realised on an ever-widening scale in Britain and across the world. Neville’s foresight and commitment was inspirational and rewarding, personally and scientifically, to everyone who had the privilege of knowing him. His contribution to the science of human development forms a legacy of huge benefit to all of us.

The Radio 4 programme ‘Last Word’ featured Neville Butler and the write up of the programme said re Butler:

Professor Neville Butler
Paediatrician who has died aged 86.

The concept of researching the lives of large numbers of people from the moment of their birth to adulthood is now taken for granted. These so-called longitudinal studies – which tracked thousands of participants – were pioneered by Professor Neville Butler who has died aged 86. Professor Butler began his career as a paediatrician at University College Hospital in London. He later moved to Great Ormond Street before becoming professor of child health at Bristol University – a post he held for twenty years. In the 1950s, Neville Butler saw the potential of longitudinal studies for revealing a wealth of important medical and social information. He set up two major pieces of research – in 1958 and 1970 – which are still in progress today. The influence of his work was seen in the TV series Seven Up which tracked the progress of a cohort of children at seven year intervals.

Matthew Bannister talks to Professor Butler’s daughter Claire Satow and to Heather Joshi who succeeded him as Director of the Centre for Longitudinal Studies

Professor Neville Butler was born July 6th 1920. He died 22nd February 2007.

 

Neville Butler’s friend and colleague Harvey Goldstein (born 30 October 1939) is currently Professor of Social Statistics in the Centre for Multilevel Modelling at the University of Bristol. From 1977 to 2005, he was Professor of Statistical Methods at the Institute of Education of the University of London. Butler was elected a Fellow of the British Academy Academy in 1996, the year that William Hague announced the Waterhouse Inquiry.

Professor Harvey Goldstein
Qualifications:
1961 BSc Honours in Mathematics Manchester University
1962 Postgraduate Diploma in Statistics University College London
Current Appointments:
2005- Professor of Social Statistics,
University of Bristol (0.3FTE)
2004- Professor of Statistics,
UCL Institute of Child health (0.2 FTE)
2004- Visiting Professor,
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
1992- Visiting Professor, University of East Anglia
Past Appointments:
1977-2005: Professor of Statistical Methods, London University Institute of Education
1972-1977: Senior research officer, National Children’s Bureau, London.
1964-1972 Lecturer, Institute of Child health, London
Awards and Honours:
2001 Honorary Doctorate, Open University
1996- Fellow, British Academy
1991-1999 Fellow, Royal Society of Arts:
1988 Guy Medal in Silver, Royal Statistical Society
2006 Declined CBE in New Year Honours list
Research interests:
Multilevel modelling: developing methodology, software and training materials.
Educational assessment, international comparisons, and performance indicators.
Development and application of missing data techniques, especially in record linkage.
Recent grants :
Multilevel Multiprocess Models for Partnership and childbearing Event Histories
01/10/02 to 30/6/05 ESRC H33250044
Developing multilevel models for realistically complex social science data.
1/10/03 to 28/2/07 ESRC RES-000-23-0140
LEMMA2: Learning Environment for Multilevel Methodology and Applications”, ESRC (NCRM node), £688,942,
April 2005 – September 2008
LEMMA 3: Longitudinal Effects, Multilevel Modelling and Applications”, ESRC (National Centre for Research
Methods node), £1.4m, October 2011-September 2014

Professor Goldstein is a chartered statistician, is currently joint editor of the Royal Statistical Society’s Journal, Series A, has been a member of the Society’s Council and was awarded the Society’s Guy medal on silver in 1998. He was elected a member of the International Statistical Institute in 1987, and a fellow of the British Academy in 1996. He was awarded an honorary doctorate by the Open University in 2001.

 

Another colleague of Butler’s was Professor John Bynner:

Professor Bynner was Director of Longview from 2005-2010. Before that he was Director of the Centre for Longitudinal Studies, Institute for Education, University of London, 1998-2003, leading the Centre’s work on the National Child Development Study (NCDS) and the 1970 British Cohort study (BCS70).

Previous posts in the Institute of Education include Director of the Bedford Group for Lifecourse and Statistical Studies; Executive Director of the Centre for Research on the Wider Benefits of Learning, and first Director of the National Research and Development Centre for Adult Literacy and Numeracy (NRDC).

John Bynner

John Bynner; UCL, Dept of Humanities and Social Sciences

Readers who concentrated hard while reading this account of the Top Doctors who did everything possible to assist a gang of paedophiles and international traffickers, might have noticed that this post has mentioned the name of a few paedophiles’ friends whom I have not followed up, including a very big one. I haven’t gone to sleep while blogging, it is just that they are so splendid that I want to do them justice in another post…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

I remember the Scroungers discourse well.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Its Election Special! Your choice!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Camden:

The Cornhill, Bridgwater:

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

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The SurvivorsUK website provides this account of their history:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

Current Trustees:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

He was appointed CB in 1962 and KCB in 1976.

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

By the time he retired, in 1981,

Get out quickly, Mary Wynch has begun legal action.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fat Pang’s future job was assured.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Guardian’s tribute to Sir Patrick read:

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

Dr Dafydd Alun Jones

 

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

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

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

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The remains of Lord Mountbatten are removed after the IRA bomb attack on the boat, Shadow V, in Co Sligo.
And indeed this:
Dr Dafydd Alun Jones

 

Born in London, Nairne was the son of a colonel in the Seaforth Highlanders and he married a daughter of a colonel…He joined his father’s regiment and after fighting in the Battle of El Alamein and recovering from wounds in Tunisia, he took part in the invasion of Sicily in July 1943. In recognition of his initiative and outstanding bravery searching for and identifying weak points in enemy positions at Francofonte, north-west of Syracuse, he was awarded the Military Cross.

The Viscount Montgomery of Alamein
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Vice Admiral Sir Normal Denning:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

No, No, Not The Comfy Chair!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dr Dafydd Alun Jones

 

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

Dr Dafydd Alun Jones

 

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

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

Obituary: Sir Patrick Nairne

Sir Patrick Nairn

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

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

Tributes to Sir Patrick can be read in full below.

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

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

Tributes to Sir Patrick Nairne

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Martin Harris became President of Clare Hall, Cambridge in 2008 and stepped down in 2013.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lucille Hughes

 

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

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

1985: Mary Wynch made legal history.

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

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

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

Sandy Nairne was responsible for the successful recovery of two late Turner paintings, stolen in Germany in 1994 and put back on display at Tate Britain in early 2003.