WARNING OF MAJOR ATTACK ON THE BLOG RECEIVED

I’ve been told to expect a major attack imminently.

I’ve posted up all posts under development; they’re a dog’s breakfast at present but I don’t know how long I’ll be able to work on the blog without it disappearing.

Can readers save and share as much of the blog as possible; if it disappears, I can be e mailed on

baker.sally1@gmail.com

If people can let me know that they’ve managed to salvage anything after a major attack, I’ll find some way of resurrecting it all…

Thanks,

Sally

Thanks – But With Serious Reservations

Over the past few weeks I have been given a great deal of information that finally convinced me – I was very sceptical at first – that it is indeed true that I was personally targeted by members of Thatch’s Cabinet from quite a young age because of my grandfather’s denouncement of Edward du Cann’s business practices and the ‘immorality’ of a faction of the Liberal Party.

I have also known for a while that in the early 1980s, the Tory Party was infiltrated by people who very effectively disguised themselves as hard-right ruthless greedy unscrupulous Thatcherites with the aim of destroying that Party. I know who some of them are and I won’t be naming them because I don’t want them or their families to die the next time that they seek medical advice. I am greatly entertained by them and it is interesting that Thatch and her inner circle didn’t notice a thing…

I began receiving info sometime ago that this was done because it had been noted by some what was happening to me at UCNW and then further digging revealed that du Cann and pals had knowingly targeted my grandfather’s favourite grandchild and when he was dying sent a paedophile linked to Dafydd’s Gang after me as the ultimate revenge. I’ve also been told that me ending up in Scum Street Comprehensive full of vindictive teachers who hated me because my family were Tories and where Dafydd’s spotters were in operation wasn’t entirely a coincidence.

I do remember that because of the terrible experiences that one my siblings had at a Bridgwater school, my grandfather firmly expressed the opinion ‘the others are not going there. No way.’ My grandpa wanted to send me to Millfield, I can remember being shown the bumph that Millfield sent, but then realised that he could never afford it. I presumed for years that grandpa simply never had the money that he imagined that he did, but the info is coming in that money was stolen from him by crooked bankers, accountants etc as soon as he had his stroke and wasn’t in a position to operate as he had previously.

So it seems that a Grand Plan was formulated to destroy the Tory Party because it dawned on people that Thatch’s contingent were so bad that a child had been targeted in the early 1970s because of her grandfather’s opposition to a serious criminal who was a leading light in the Tory Party.

Much as I appreciate the concern, can I make this point: why was the nuclear bomb only planned after the child of a high profile Tory activist was targeted? Gwynne, Dafydd, Edward du Cann et al had been ruining the lives of the plebs since before I was born, didn’t the others who preceded me matter enough?

Gwynne should have been stopped back in the 1950s and Dafydd should never have been allowed to get going in the first place…

The Tory Party bombs knew where the real problem lay; it was the Top Doctors. Brown and I could have done with a bit more help when we were in our early 20s and we began gaining the evidence that would have nailed Gwynne et al and brought down Thatch at the same time… The Top Docs should have been bombed BEFORE Thatch!

BTW, Mr Charles Moore’s book serialised in the Torygraph recently reveals that one of Denis’s close friends was businesswoman Mandy Foreman. She had previously been known as Mandy Rice-Davies and had been mates with Denis for years; Mandy knew the Thatchers well because Thatch was mates with a former politician, John Profumo….

Denis was Vice-Chairman of a company called Attwoods, partly owned by Michael Ashcroft of David Cameron and the allegation re the pig’s head at Oxford fame. Ashcroft also founded and bankrolled ‘Crimestoppers’, the crimefighters who flatly refused to act on direct evidence given to them re Dafydd and his drug dealers in the 1990s. The Chairman of Attwoods was Mandy’s husband Ken Foreman. Denis used to attend board meetings of the parent company in Florida and stay with Mandy and Ken over there. Mandy and Ken also had a flat in Lowndes Square, London and Denis often dropped in. Ken Foreman attended a Christmas party at Chequers; Denis asked Mandy not to attend because Profumo was going to be there, so Ken went alone…

Mr Charles Moore’s book mentions that ‘the press’ never got hold of Mandy’s pre-Mrs Foreman identity. Well that’s weird Mr Charles Moore, because I knew that post-Profumo Mandy had enjoyed a ‘successful career as a businesswoman’ and had married… It’s just that no-one told me that Mandy and her husband were in business with Denis and Michael Ashcroft and they were always nipping over to each others houses to borrow a cup of sugar…

Can Mr Charles Moore tell us what Mandy used the cottage for that she purchased in the Polden Hills, ‘Moon Cottage’ near Cossington, in Tom King’s constituency? Everyone knew that Mandy owned it but ‘didn’t ever live there’. A man who worked for my grandpa’s company bought Moon Cottage off Mandy. That man had a lot of unfortunate things happen to him and died when he was still in middle age, after a few breakdowns. Can Tom King tell us who Dan Lewis’s Top Doctor was and why Dan had such ‘bad luck’ compared to his brother Richard? King knew Richard and Dan, they were both in the Tory Party in Somerset. Knowing what I know now, I’d suggest that Dan was targeted by some unpleasant people…

I think that Dan died when I was still at Bridgwater College. I hadn’t seen him for years, but I remembered him helping me with sparklers at firework nights at my grandpa’s when I was still at Chedzoy School. Dan was much nicer than his brother Richard, or it seemed so to me…

Along with Dan’s other problems, I seem to remember that he lost a lot of money and the Tories of Bridgwater drooled over the decline of Danny Lewis, but well he was always hopeless wasn’t he.

Dan and Richard’s father, Old Dan Lewis, was known in Bridgwater for being a self-made man. He was a railway porter who made a lot of money and was the first person in Bridgwater to have a personalised number plate, LDL 1. It stood for Lewis Dan Lewis 1. It was only when I was older that I was told that Old Dan was an awful man, he was crooked and involved with ‘gambling and prostitutes’.

Richard was old Dan’s favourite son, although Danny was the eldest child.

Moon Cottage is not a million miles away from the village of Chilton Polden. The Principal of Bridgwater College, J.C. Miles, lived at Chilton Polden, as did the predatory teacher who taught me at Chilton Trinity School, Ray Stanlake, who was linked to Dafydd’s Gang.

Tom King I am sure can shed light on the mysteries surrounding Dan Lewis’s bad luck.

Kenneth Stowe –

Lord Robert Armstrong – has admitted that he knew about Morrison, peter Hayman, knew that Michael Havers was blocking prosecutions of VIP molesters

knew about everything, du cann etc

Linked with Duncan Tanner’s death – cardiologists at Ysbyty Gwynedd

Duncan was Queen Mary Univ of London alumnus – Hennessey

Duncan’s friend when he was doing his PhD – NAME?? France, son of the Civil Service Mandarin called France who covered up for Gwynne and Dafydd years ago – France was in the Admiralty before Health??

Duncan had the shit on them all in south Wales (and elsewhere), Windbag et al – Duncan knew Frances Jones the bent lawyer – don’t know how much Frances Jones will have told Duncan

Robert Owen – his daughter moved to Shapwick just before his first meeting with me re my complaint about Dafydd – in 1988 sometime. Shapwick/Levels crowd – Glitter – Ned Sherrin’s family – Frankie Howard moved down that way as well, he was mates with Cilla – the bent prison guvnor who held the investigation into the Risley Riots -the bent civil servant who worked with Savile etc

Tom King might know something about another matter that involved even more suffering than that caused by the ring run by Edward du Cann who targeted Dan Lewis, my grandfather, my father and Uncle John, me and others…

I’m thinking of the bomb in Enniskillen on 8 Nov 1987 Tom, when you were N Ireland Secretary and the Cunning Plan on the part of the Gang to have me imprisoned for a serious offence in July of that year had fallen apart when the lies of a junior doctor to the police became evident. Dafydd followed that up with a phone conversation when I got back to Chepstow Road in Leicester, a house that I was sharing with Brown and others, including a girl from Bridgwater whom I’d known from Chilton School. Dafydd offered me a place at Liverpool Medical School in return for dropping my complaint about him. I was so gobsmacked that I just ended the call. Brown was listening in and wrote to Gwynedd Health Authority. His letter was ignored as was a follow up letter from Brown…

Because Clwyd and Gwynedd Health Authorities were refusing to investigate my complaints and simply arrested me constantly, after Dafydd’s attempts at bribery I rang Clwyd Health Authority to try and get answers. I was told that no-one was available to answer my questions, certainly not Dafydd. I’d had a bellyful of the constant lies and excuses so I said ‘OK then, when you do finally locate Dafydd, tell him that I have a meeting arranged with a tabloid newspaper tomorrow and I’ll tell them everything that I know about Dafydd’. Dafydd rang me himself within 20 mins. He refused to answer my questions or agree to reply to my letters of complaint. The call ended.

I did not of course have a meeting with a journo planned, I just wanted to see if Dafydd could be contacted if it was necessary. Of course he could, but I had already known that. Dafydd was available 24 hours a day to the right people and Denbigh ALWAYS had a number for him for certain matters. Such as celebs being arrested or urgent calls from crooked professionals or politicians.

It was in the summer of 1987 that I placed my advert in ‘Private Eye’ for info about Dafydd. It seen by many and Dafydd knew who had placed the advert, he joked about it to me. I didn’t realise that the Eye crowd were part of Dafydd’s network.

The Remembrance Day bombing (also known as the Enniskillen bombing or Poppy Day massacre) took place on 8 November 1987 in Enniskillen, County Fermanagh. An IRA bomb exploded near the town’s war memorial during a Remembrance Sunday ceremony, which was being held to commemorate British military war dead. Ten civilians and a police officer were killed, many of them elderly, and 63 were injured. The IRA said it had made a mistake and that its target had been the British soldiers parading to the memorial.

The bombing was strongly condemned by all sides and undermined support for the IRA and Sinn Féin. It also facilitated the passing of the Extradition Act, which made it easier to extradite IRA suspects from the Republic of Ireland to the UK. Loyalist paramilitaries responded to the bombing with revenge attacks on Catholic civilians. The bombing is often seen as a turning point in the Troubles, an incident that shook the IRA “to its core” and spurred on new efforts by Irish nationalists towards a political solution to the conflict.

The IRA said that the bombing was an attempt to kill British soldiers. It has also been suggested that it was partly a retaliation for the alleged harassment of Republican memorial services by the security forces. A week before the bombing, the RUC clashed with mourners at the funeral of IRA volunteers Eddie McSheffrey and Paddy Deery. When an IRA gunman fired a three-volley salute over the coffins, police baton charged and fired plastic bullets into the crowd. One of the coffins was knocked to the ground and a number of civilians and officers were injured.

The bombing was thought by the British and Irish security forces to have involved at least two IRA units, from both sides of the border. Although IRA units were given “a degree of operational autonomy” at the time, they believed that such a bombing must have been sanctioned by IRA Northern Command. However, a high-ranking IRA member said that it was suggested by IRA men at the local level and sanctioned by a “middle level” officer.

Denzil McDaniel, author of Enniskillen: The Remembrance Sunday Bombing, later interviewed security and IRA contacts, putting together an account of the bombers’ movements. He wrote that the 40-pound (18 kg) bomb was made in Ballinamore, County Leitrim and brought to Enniskillen by up to 30 IRA volunteers, moving in relay teams to avoid security patrols. It is thought to have taken over 24 hours to transport the bomb. On the night of 7 November, the bomb – hidden in a sports bag – was left at the gable wall inside the town’s Reading Rooms, and set to explode at 10:43 am the next day, minutes before the ceremony was to start. The security forces searched the route of the planned military parade for explosives, but did not search the Reading Rooms as it was thought to be a “secure area”.

The bomb exploded as a parade of UDR soldiers was making its way to the memorial and as people waited for the ceremony to begin. It blew out the wall of the Reading Rooms – where many of the victims were standing -burying them under rubble and hurling masonry towards the gathered crowd.

The dead were Wesley and Bertha Armstrong (aged 62 and 55), Kit and Jessie Johnston (aged 71 and 62), William and Agnes Mullan (aged 74 and 73), John Megaw (67), Alberta Quinton (72), Marie Wilson (20), Samuel Gault (49) and Edward Armstrong (52). Edward Armstrong was a serving RUC officer and Gault had recently left the force. Gordon Wilson, whose daughter Marie died in the blast and who was himself injured, went on to become a peace campaigner and member of Seanad Éireann. The twelfth fatality, Ronnie Hill, died after spending 13 years in a coma. Sixty-three people were injured, including 13 children, some of them permanently. Ulster Unionist politicians Sammy Foster and Jim Dixon were among the crowd; the latter received extensive head injuries but recovered. All the victims were Protestant.

A few hours after the blast, the IRA called a radio station and said it had abandoned a 150-pound (68 kg) bomb in Tullyhommon, 20 miles away, after it failed to detonate. That morning, a Remembrance Sunday parade (which included many members of the Boys’ and Girls’ Brigades) had unwittingly gathered near the Tullyhommon bomb. Soldiers and RUC officers had also been there and the IRA said it attempted to trigger the bomb when soldiers were standing beside it. It was defused by security forces and was found to have a command wire leading to a firing point across the border.

The IRA apologised, saying it had made a mistake and that the target had been the UDR soldiers who were parading to the memorial.

Denzil McDaniel, author of Enniskillen: The Remembrance Sunday Bombing, commented: “I don’t believe the IRA set out to specifically kill civilians. I think they made mistakes, probably with their intelligence on the timetable for the service, but the IRA was reckless about civilian life”. RUC Detective Chief Superintendent Norman Baxter said: “Their intention was to inflict casualties. The only mistake in the operation was that the bomb went off before the parade arrived”. Many Irish nationalists and Republicans were horrified by the bombing and described it as a blow to the Republican cause. Sinn Féin’s weekly newspaper, An Phoblacht, criticised the bombing, calling it a “monumental error” that would strengthen the IRA’s opponents. The IRA disbanded the unit responsible.

The bombing led to an outcry among politicians in the Republic of Ireland and the UK. Thatch said: “It’s really desecrating the dead and a blot on mankind”. The Secretary of State for N Ireland, Tom King, denounced the “outrage” in the Commons as did the Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs, Brian Lenihan in Dáil Éireann (the lower house of the Oireachtas, the Republic’s legislature), while in Seanad Éireann Senator Maurice Manning spoke of people’s “total revulsion”. Many public figures used terms such as “barbarism” and “savagery” to describe the bombing.

The bombing was seen by many N Irish Protestants as an attack on them, and loyalist paramilitaries retaliated with attacks on Catholic civilians. The day after, five Catholic teenagers were wounded in a shooting in Belfast and a Protestant teenager was killed by the UDA after being mistaken for a Catholic. In the week after the bombing, there were 14 gun and bomb attacks on Catholics in Belfast.

Irish band U2 were holding a concert in Denver, Colorado the same day. During a performance of their song “Sunday Bloody Sunday”, singer Bono passionately condemned the bombing, stating “fuck the revolution” in his mid-song speech, as well as criticising the armchair republicanism of many Irish-Americans and stating that the majority of people in his country did not want “the revolution”. The footage is included in U2’s rockumentary ‘Rattle and Hum’. Simple Minds scored a number 1 single in the UK with ‘Belfast Child’, inspired by the bomb. So rock stars benefited from that bomb nearly as much as St Bob and Midge Ure benefited from the Ethiopian famine or Tracy Chapman benefited from Nelson Mandela’s imprisonment. Of course, rockers can only benefit from Tragedies if they or those around them have dirt on politicians, the best dirt in those days being anything to do with Thatch’s links to or knowledge of Dafydd et al. So Paula Yates having lived in north Wales as a child and gone to school in Rowen, the village in which the Gang’s good mate Lord Wyn Roberts lived was always useful, as were the Gang’s friends who knew Nelson Mandela and anyone who had the gen on Kincora, Mountbatten or the Duke of Westminster, one of the family estates being in Fermanagh. Robert Grosvenor – MPs – details

At the time of the bomb, the British and Irish Govt’s were negotiating an Extradition Act that would make it easier to extradite IRA suspects from the Republic to the UK. The Act was to come before the Irish parliament less than a month after the bombing. The Irish Gov’t wanted the British to reform the justice system in N Ireland (such as by abolishing “Diplock courts“) before it would pass the Act. Many in the Republic insisted that the Act should only be passed after the reforms took place. However, after the bombing, opposition to the Act dwindled and it was passed by the Irish Parliament, albeit with some changes.

The bombing is often seen as a turning point in the Troubles. It undermined support for the IRA’s campaign, both locally and internationally. Crucially, the Gaddafi regime in Libya withdrew its support and with it the supply of weapons and ammunition to the IRA. The bombing also harmed Sinn Féin’s electoral support. In 1989, in the first local elections held after the bombing, Sinn Féin lost four of its eight seats on Fermanagh District Council and was overtaken by the SDLP as the biggest Irish nationalist party there. It was not until 2001, 14 years after the bombing, that Sinn Féin support returned to its 1985 level. The bombing drove new efforts by Irish nationalists towards a political solution to the conflict. It led to the resumption of talks between Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams and SDLP leader John Hume, paving the way for formal talks between the two parties and the beginnings of the N Ireland peace process. In 1997, Gerry Adams apologised for the bombing on behalf of the Republican movement.

Enniskillen’s Remembrance Day service was re-staged two weeks after the bombing and attended by about 5,000 people, including Thatch. The site of the bomb, which was owned by the  Catholic Church, was rebuilt as The Clinton Centre, a youth hostel, in 2002. The hostel was opened by and named after former US President Bill Clinton.

Under the Thirty Year Rule (my medical notes were obviously subject to the same legislation) a letter sent after the bombing was released by the Irish Government. The author was anonymous but claimed to be working for MI5, and the letter was sent to then Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Brian Lenihan. It claimed that MI5 had advance knowledge of the Remembrance Day bombing but allowed it to go ahead, so that the public could turn against the Provisional IRA and new security measures could be justified.

duke of west

Sheila n tony – – mrs fels etc

 

aids – acheson

REMEMBER – Kings Cross fire

Pat Finucane?

Be Ye Ever So Mighty…

Be ye ever so mighty, the law is above ye…

There were exceptions to this rule as Lord Denning knew, Lord Denning being one of them.

The accomplices of Top Doc Alastair Hunter who assisted in the development of St George’s Hospital Medical School as a haven for the criminality of Lord Lucan, the Westminster Paedophile Ring etc have been discussed in previous posts such as ‘Meet The Gwerin!’, but there were two key players at St George’s, who both knew Gwynne the Royal Lobotomist as well, whose biographies I have not yet detailed: James Dow and Ken Robson.

First, here’s a reminder (thanks to the Munk’s Roll, the Royal College of Physicians ‘Lives of the Fellows’ online) of the career of Alastair Hunter, the Daddy of St George’s:

Mark Ian Alastair Hunter

b.18 June 1909 d.5 December 1983
MRCS LRCP(1933) MRCP(1935) MB BChir Cantab(1937) MD(1945) FRCP(1947)

Alastair Hunter came from a medical family. His father was a general practitioner in Sussex, and he was educated at Winchester and Trinity College, Cambridge, before going on to St George’s Hospital, from where he qualified in 1933.

He soon gained stature as a physician, rising through the medical ranks at St George’s and starting to develop his specialty of cardiology. He was a disciple of John Parkinson at the London Hospital,

The London Hospital in the East End that proved such fertile territory for Gwynne and Dafydd’s partners in crime during the 1960s when the Gang struck gold with Lord Bob Boothby enjoying Ugandan discussions with Harold Macmillan’s wife Dorothy as well as with Ronnie Kray and a great many sex workers of both genders, as supplied by the Gang, in partnership with the London Hospital. The Gang’s good friend Lord Elwyn-Jones serving as an East End MP as well as Harold Wilson’s Attorney General and then Sunny Jim’s Lord Chancellor certainly made the party go with a bang.

No wonder the stage-managed attack on Dafydd’s mate Brave Wendy Savage by those colleagues of hers assisting Brave Wendy with the trafficking and criminality was deemed necessary in 1985 as discussed in previous posts eg. ‘This Is A Nightmare For All Of Us’. There was a great deal at stake, what with me mouthing off, Mary Wynch winning her Appeal to the Master of the Rolls and receiving media attention and then the police launching their investigation into Ollie Brooke at St George’s.

where he was Paterson research scholar in the cardiac department. He served as an EMS physician at the London Hospital 1939 —1945 and then went to the Far East as a medical specialist in the RAMC.

He returned to St George’s in 1947 to set up the cardiac department, where Aubrey Leatham later joined him. He continued to do medicine and cardiology during the whole of his long career at St George’s, but also became increasingly involved in the vast transition which that hospital and its associated medical school were about to experience and was, in fact, one of the formative figures responsible for those changes. He, Ken Robson, James Dow and others had the vision, in the early 1950s, to see that the teaching hospital would be better placed in the centre of an ordinary population rather than as it was, at Hyde Park Corner, and they set in train the events which led to the development of school and hospital at Tooting.

The move only really got underway when Harold Wilson became PM and there was much resistance from the elitist old gits of St George’s; I wonder if Munk’s Roll has rewritten history? When I arrived at St George’s to work with Bodger Chamberlain et al in 1989 they were still in Deep Shock there at finding themselves in downtown Tooting and were forever remembering the Good Old Days of the Glorious Hyde Park Corner building in Knightsbridge and the Better Class Of Person that were their neighbours,as opposed to the ‘really scummy family from Garrett Lane’ that I heard about from a member of St George’s staff in 1989.

For fifteen years from 1956, Hunter was dean of the medical school.

It was in the late 1960s that the Grand Plan re making St George’s one of the HQs of the international trafficking ring which Gwynne, Dafydd and John Allen were about to launch was put into action, even involving a collaboration between Springfield Hospital in Tooting (on the turf of Wandsworth Borough Council) – at the time some distance from St George’s which was located in Knightsbridge until the early 1980s – and St George’s. The legwork for the collaboration was undertaken by Sir Paul Brett Storey – who was building on the work of Sir Desmond Curran who had in the early 1960s ‘treated’ Norman Scott at the request of Mr Thrope after Mr Thrope had driven Norman to a breakdown – as discussed in ‘Meet The Gwerin!’.

In this job his remarkable gifts came to the fore. He knew all the students, their strengths and weaknesses and knew too how to recognize and bring out their latent attributes. His judgement of people was phenomenally precise, and appointments committees usually had the good sense to follow his lead. An accurate judge, but also totally free from malice, and with another gift, for friendship, so that generations of St George’s graduates look back on his role there with gratitude. On the larger scale, he steered the school through some of the biggest changes in its history and set it on the course towards the large independent medical school which it has now become.

I think that St George’s is still in Gov’t imposed special measures re NHS ‘failure’ as I write this…

He became an important influence beyond St George’s, especially in the University of London. He was a member of the senate and the academic council, and he became chairman of the conference of metropolitan deans. At the College [Royal College of Physicians] he served as assistant registrar (1950-1957), censor (1971-1973) and vice-president and senior censor (1974-1975).

Dame June Lloyd, Ollie Brooke, Bodger and others who were leading lights in the trafficking ring run by St George’s were appointed to senior posts there in the early and mid-1970s. See previous posts eg. ‘Too Many Pills’. Similarly highly inappropriate and disastrous appointments were being made right across the London medical schools…

Also think Lord Brian Flowers, as discussed in previous posts. Flowers seems to have succeeded Hunter in terms of a Mr Big London University Academic concealing and expanding the sewer.

Hunter was a cultivated man of wide learning. One of his special talents was for modern painting, of which he made a notable collection. The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, benefited from his guidance and his generosity.

Tuppence’s fragrant wife was a Director of the Fitzwilliam Museum Trust in Cambridge, 1984-91.

The College, [Royal College of Physicians] too, was much helped by his artistic knowledge and judgement when it moved to Regent’s Park.

Alastair Hunter had many other gifts: an all round sportsman for whom cricket, squash and cross-country running were perhaps his favourites, but soccer and golf too were not neglected. It happened that the first bit of the new St George’s medical school actually built was the squash courts, a cause of much amusement among visitors.

That was a reflection of their priorities; recreation facilities for Top Docs came before facilities for patients. At the time, the sport of choice for many younger Top Docs was squash, they all played squash, men and women, and banged on about it at length. It was the older Top Docs of a certain character for whom Rugger was a religion, the sport for young professionals in medical schools was very much squash. At the time, squash would not have been a past-time enjoyed by many residents of Tooting, although no ambitious young HR lawyer/politician from Tooting would have dared draw attention to those squash courts being prioritised.

He was running and playing cricket into his seventies and continued, too, an active working life after retirement, helping to plan the Cambridge clinical school and advising the Association of Commonwealth Universities. He had a cardiac operation and had, after a bad patch, returned nearly to his normal health when he died suddenly.

Whoops… On 5 Dec 1983, by which time D.G.E. Wood had started to pile the pressure on to Brown as well as me re me seeing Gwynne…

Alastair was unmarried.

A Bachelor who was not blessed with children.

His sister Diana survived him.

This tribute to Alastair Hunter Of Serious Organised Crime Among the Really Posh See the source imagewas written by HP Lambert.

 

Munk’s Roll supplies biographical details for Alastair Hunter’s mate James Dow, who pegged out just a few weeks before Hunter:

James Findlay Dow

b.1911 d.24 September 1983
BA Cantab(1932) MB BChir(1936) MRCP(1938) FRCP(1948)

James Dow’s connection with St George’s Hospital spanned almost forty years and there is no doubt that he exerted a major influence over the Hospital and the School, becoming for many people a very special friend.

He was born in Glasgow, educated at Strathallan School and St John’s College, Cambridge,

Ronnie Waterhouse’s alma mater

receiving his medical training at the Middlesex Hospital,

Think Gwynne, Lord Snowdon’s mates Sir William and Roger Gilliatt, Sir George Godber – who helped Nye Bring The NHS Into Being – and so many more, with more than a few of them being ‘close to’ the Royals.

and graduated in 1936. After house appointments at the Middlesex and Brompton, he was appointed resident assistant physician at St George’s in 1939; an appointment which was to mark the beginning of a lifelong association. During the war years, in the absence of many physicians who had Service commitments, or EMS obligations at sector hospitals outside London, James Dow found himself virtually running medicine at St George’s, with a heavy load of ward, outpatient, and teaching duties. It gave him the opportunity to exercise his outstanding administrative skills and under his direction St George’s continued to function smoothly through the ‘blitz’. He also had occasion, later in the war, to organize the medical support for the surgical teams sent to Cosham, near Portsmouth, to receive casualties from the D-day beach head invasion. Mercifully, casualties were few and James found time to do some teaching, at which he excelled, and to enjoy a little relaxation in the sun on the nearby beaches. At that time bombs were falling on his battle scarred colleagues at Hyde Park Corner, which led to the famous telegram: ‘From the trenches of Hyde Park we salute the heroes of Cosham! ’ — much to James’s amusement.

So like his fellow Middlesex graduate Godber, James Dow managed to convey to the outside world that he was doing his heroic bit for the needy but his colleagues knew otherwise.

In 1946 James was appointed honorary assistant physician at St George’s and, after two years of National Service in the Army, settled down to pursue his medical career. He was soon in great demand for he had an extraordinary clinical acumen, a deep knowledge of medicine in general and gastroenterology in particular. He was a superb teacher and remained a wise and valued friend to his junior staff in their later careers, being one of the most sought after medical opinions in London.

He was compassionate and caring with his patients, who in turn recognized that they were in safe and sympathetic hands.

Having kept St George’s afloat during the war years, his talents were now employed in the development of the new St George’s Hospital. Together with a few of his colleagues he had the vision to see that the future of the hospital lay elsewhere than Hyde Park Corner: a teaching hospital ought to function as a general hospital serving a large and varied population. In 1950, James Dow moved his firm to the Grove Fever Hospital, Tooting, and rapidly established a first class medical and gastroenterological unit there. Reluctantly, and with some self-sacrifice, he returned to Hyde Park Corner when some medical units had to be sent back there to facilitate the building of the new medical school at Tooting. It was a sad and frustrating time for him for by then the hospital at Hyde Park Corner was in its death throes. However, as chairman of the medical advisory committee James Dow guided the hospital safely through its many difficulties, and his wisdom, foresight and fairness proved inestimable in making this committee an effective administrative tool. He also served St George’s as a member of the board of governors and as one of the special trustees.

James Dow loved internal politics; he was a great schemer and his schemes were nearly always winners. He was a brilliant committee man and a great hairman, with an invaluable gift of timing. A brief intervention from him nearly always cleared the air and led to a decision. He was indeed so much a part of St George’s that it was particularly sad when his deteriorating health made it impossible for him to attend the 250th anniversary celebrations of the Hospital, held at Westminster Abbey.

St George’s was James’s first love, but he also served Wimbledon Hospital, was chairman of the medical committee of King Edward VII Hospital for Officers (Sister Agnes), and an examiner in medicine at Cambridge and the College. He was adviser to the London Life Assurance, and a member of the Association of Physicians of Great Britain and Ireland.

In his younger days James was a great sportsman, being captain of the Middlesex Hospital Medical School rugby team and a good all rounder at golf, cricket and squash. In later years he was especially fond of fly fishing. He loved good food and wine, and the company of his friends and family, for he was a devoted family man. His first marriage ended tragically with the early death of his wife Moira, who left him with an infant daughter. His second wife, Jean, a consultant radiologist, survived him, as did their four children, one of whom is a medical graduate.

This tribute to James Dow was written by those who have written so many tributes to Bastards Of This Parish, J Bamforth, Sir Gordon Wolstenholme and Valérie Luniewska.

Hunter and Dow’s big pal Kenneth Robson, who died in Dec 1978, the month following Mr Thrope being charged with conspiracy and incitement to murder, wasn’t forgotten by Munk’s Roll:

Kenneth (Sir) Robson

b.5 March 1909 d.7 December 1978
Kt(1968) CBE(1959) MRCS LRCP(1933) MB Bchir Cantab(1934) MA(1934) MRCP(1935) MD(1944) FRCP(1943) FRCPE(1975)†

Kenneth Robson was the 39th registrar [of the Royal College of Physicians] since 1579, and succeeded Sir Harold Boldero in 1961 at a critical time for the College, for the new building was about to begin. His greatest service was to ensure with exemplary tact that the outburst of new ideas and activities which followed the move to Regent’s Park did not obscure the historic mission and traditions of the College, the preservation of which he felt to be the particular responsibility of his office.

Ken, or KR as he was widely known, came from a Scottish Presbyterian family, his grandfather and great grandfather having been ministers of that church, as is one brother.

Lord James Mackay of Clashfern is a strict Scottish Presbytarian and an elder of the Church. James Mackay, Thatch’s and then Major’s Lord Chancellor, 28 October 1987-2 May 199, pushed the boat out to such a degree to assist Dafydd et al that he even made Patricia Scotland the first (and a very young) Black Lady QC. Thus Patsy was an Experienced QC ready to represent the Welsh Office at the Waterhouse Inquiry. Patsy had only been hurling around allegations of people Lying To Get Compensation for a few weeks when Miranda gave her a peerage.

He was born in London, the youngest of eight children of John Ajmer Robson, a stockjobber, and Katherine, the daughter of Samuel Osborn, a steelmaster. His nephew Angus Osborn Robson was elected FRCP in 1973. Ken’s qualities of kindness, patience, diligence and inflexible integrity may well have owed much to his upbringing in this closely knit religious family.

He was educated at Bradfield and Christ’s College, Cambridge, before entering the Middlesex Hospital, where he had a distinguished undergraduate career and became the second Broderip scholar. After qualifying he held appointments at the Middlesex Hospital and at the Brompton Hospital, where he soon developed his lasting interest in thoracic medicine. He was appointed to the staff of both St George’s and the Brompton Hospitals and continued to serve them until his retirement in 1975. He was also on the staff of King Edward VII Hospital for Officers in Beaumont Street (Sister Agnes’s) and King Edward VII Hospital, Midhurst, and was chief medical referee for the Confederation Life Insurance Company.

He was awarded the CBE in 1959 and received a knighthood in 1968. He became a fellow of the Edinburgh College of Physicians in 1975 and was also an honorary fellow of the Royal Australian College of Physicians, the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, the American College of Physicians and the South African College of Physicians.

In 1938 he joined the medical branch of the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, and spent his wartime service mainly as medical specialist at RAF Hospital Cosford, near Wolverhampton, and No 9 RAF Hospital, India, before becoming RAF consultant physician in India and the Far East, until he was demobilized in 1946 with the rank of air commodore. In 1949 he succeeded Sir John Conybeare as civilian consultant to the Royal Air Force, and in 1977 was appointed honorary air commodore to the RAF Central Medical Establishment, an honour only once bestowed before. ‘He was’, wrote two Air Force colleagues, ‘a good friend of generations of RAF physicians and he made it his business to know them all personally …’.

Wilfred and Dannie’s Abse, brothers of Leo and, like Leo, good friends of George Thomas, Gwynne and Dafydd, worked as RAF thoracic physicians when they were Nice Young Doctors.

Of the many societies and clubs to which he belonged he was happiest in the Thoracic Society, of which he was secretary from 1947 to 1960, president in 1965 and thereafter an honorary member; and in the Wilks Club, of which he was the indefatigable secretary and epicurean caterer till the time of his death.

Sir Kenneth’s long association with the College began when he took the MRCP in 1935. He was elected to the fellowship in 1943 and in 1944 gave the Goulstonian lectures. He was an examiner from 1949 to 1957 and a censor in 1959-1960. When Sir Harold Boldero died suddenly in 1961 there was an hiatus in the College. Who could be found to succeed this man who had become almost a college institution? Discussion soon centred on one name and, as it turned out, Ken Robson was a happy choice. He served as adjutant and confidential adviser to five presidents. At different times each paid tribute to the help that they had received from this quiet, conservative and old-fashioned (in the best English sense), but very efficient and effective man, and to his wisdom and firmness when firmness was required.

Robson was Registrar advising the Presidents of the Royal College of Physicians in the heyday of President Lord Max Rosenheim and his mates. Lord Max was a Bachelor who was not blessed with children and made or destroyed students and junior docs’ careers. The careers of those who took of as a result of Lord Max’s support became leading facilitators of the Westminster Paedophile Ring. Lord Max was cluttering up the corridors of UCL when Bodger was training there and Lord Max’s junior docs included Dame Josephile Barnes who was married to Sir Brian Warren, Ted Heath’s personal physician and Top Doc. Josephile condescended to treat NHS patients in her capacity as consultant in obs and gynae at Charing Cross, but Sir Brian had no truck with them. Sir Brian didn’t support the NHS, refused to work in it and even as a young doc, practiced privately in Belgravia.

Lord Max was friends with Harriet Harman’s dad.

He made no secret, for instance, of his strong disapproval of any kind of industrial action by doctors. He could be tough, particularly in matters affecting the interests of the College.

We Doctors should never strike, gosh no; we just manipulate the plebs to achieve our ends.

There is a well-authenticated story of a fellow who arrived for a council of obligation announcing that he must leave by 4.0 pm. He was told that he must see the registrar. The registrar’s reply was terse: ‘Show Dr So-and-so to the telephone so that he can cancel his next engagement’.

The two important and long-term changes in the College in his time, namely the controlled expansion of the fellowship to make the College less an elitist body and more representative of consultants as a whole, and the establishment of the common membership UK, which brought the Scottish and London colleges closer than they had ever been before, did not originate with Ken. But once convinced of the need for such changes, he supported them loyally and applied his undoubted administrative talents to ensuring their successful implementation. Nor did he neglect overseas relationships, for he travelled widely on behalf of the College, and his four honorary fellowships from overseas colleges show how much his interest in them was appreciated.

In his own College his extraordinary memory for detail, including the deeds and misdeeds of individual fellows, was proverbial, as was his meticulous keeping of College records, and his detailed preparation for all meetings, particularly those concerned with elections to the fellowship. Outside his own College the respect with which he came to be regarded was shown by his election from 1972 to 1974 as chairman of the joint consultants committee.

The Joint Consultants Committee was the body that appointed the Independent Top Docs if an NHS complaint ever got as far as being investigated via the Independent Professional Review system as mine was about Dafydd, when the Top Docs could no longer ignore me, or indeed Dafydd as his criminality in my direction escalated. That was how my complaint managed to be investigated in July 1989 by two mates of Dafydd’s, Robert Bluglass and Colin Berry. See ‘Enter Professor Robert Bluglass CBE’. They had both been part of Gwynne and Dafydd’s trafficking ring for years. The Joint Consultants Committee was a most useful body because patients weren’t told that it was a combination of the BMA and the Royal Colleges. Thus Prof Robert Owen, the Welsh Office Ombudsman who organised the Review into my complaint, who was also a friend of Dafydd and a member of the Gang, could pretend that he Knew Nuzzing. See previous posts.

He retired from the staff of his hospitals and the registrarship in 1975, but continued private practice from his house in Sydney Street, Chelsea, till he died.

Nye Did It For The Poor!

Ken had countless friends and few enemies, for it would have been difficult for even the most rabid radical to become seriously angry with someone of such patent integrity, profound knowledge of the facts of any case he argued, and quiet modest manner. Further, his slow but genial smile was irresistible. His capacity for friendship was shown by the great popularity of his ‘firm’ at St George’s Hospital, the very large number of his house physicians and registrars who came from far and wide to a farewell dinner on his retirement, and by the esteem in which he was held in all the clubs, societies and institutions with which he was connected. A member of the portering staff of the College recalls that, on passing through the front hall on his way out, he always raised his hat (or strictly slid his hat down onto his chest) and bade them each goodnight by name. He was a generous and skilled host and a good raconteur. His great interest outside medicine was association football and in particular the fortunes of Wolverhampton Wanderers (The Wolves’), with whom his association started during his RAF service and continued till he died.

He remained unmarried.

And presumably not blessed with children, being a Bachelor.

He died unexpectedly of cardiac infarction in Sister Agnes’s Hospital, while awaiting an operation for a different complaint.

That was unfortunate.

As was said at the time, ‘the end was characteristic of the man and was, like everything else he put his hand to, precisely and tidily accomplished’. A large congregation attended a memorial service in the Chapel of St Clement Dane (the RAF church) on 13 February 1979, when the address was given by Sir Cyril Clarke FRS.

Tony Francis was from an RAF family and he had a cousin who was a pilot in the RAF, I think at RAF Valley.

The Gang had fully paid up members in RAF Valley, including the unhinged and violent Dr Andy Jones, my former neighbour in Rachub, who was given a five year contract by the Hergest Unit, although he had serious mental health problems and one partner had already left with their child because of Andy’s extreme violence. Andy was given a job as a junior doc on Dr Sadie Francis’s team and on one occasion after I was sectioned at the Hergest Unit, I was told that Andy was my doc. I told them not to be ridiculous, he was my neighbour, I knew him. No, Andy was my doc. Andy documented on my medical records that I had set fire to the Hergest Unit no less and was appointed my doc after I complained of being violently assaulted and injured by four staff. My eventual 2002 complaint to the GMC about Andy was ignored after Keith Thomson, the CEO of the NW Wales NHS Trust, wrote to the GMC stating that I had made ‘outrageous’ allegations about his staff.

Andy’s wife was later taken to a place of safety after he attacked her (again) and his children were taken into care. Still Andy remained working as a doc. He was only stopped from practicing by the GMC when I confronted a senior doc in Gwynedd, told him that I knew what had happened to Andy’s wife and kids and that doc then contacted the GMC…

See ‘The General Medical Council and Yet Another Forged Document’.

Andy told me – before he became my doc – that he was given his place at Guy’s to study medicine ‘because they liked me, me being in the RAF’. I was told after I began the blog that Andy was given that place in return for keeping quiet about what he knew was happening to me at the hands of the Gang when he was still in the RAF and lived next door to me. I understand that Dafydd assisted with the place at Guy’s to read medicine.

Prof Robert Owen was a Guy’s graduate and remained associated with Guy’s throughout his life. Then there’s Uncle Harry who was Of The Gang’s network and his Big Mates. Sister Hutt’s dad was the Prof of Pathology at Guy’s and Sister Hutt was Welsh Gov’t Health Minister when Andy was appointed my doc after the assault, when Keith Thomson wrote the ridiculous letter to the GMC, when Andy recorded that I had set fire to the Hergest Unit and while his wife was battered to bits and his kids were seriously neglected.

Sister Hutt founded Welsh Wimmin’s Aid. One of the Wimmin’s Aid workers based in Bangor lived opposite Andy and I… Andy’s foibles were widely known to neighbours; he injured his dog so badly that the vet threatened to call the police if it happened again and then he kicked a neighbour’s cat across the garden because he ‘didn’t like cats’. Andy was known in Rachub as Mad Andy, even after he was working as a doc in Hergest…

Andy came from a family on Anglesey and they still lived there when Andy was beating up his family and pets in Rachub. Ieuan Wyn Jones was elected as the Plaid MP for Ynys Mon in June 1987; Ieuan was friends with my solicitor Alwyn Jones who knew what Dafydd et al were up to. Alwyn also grew up and lived on Anglesey. Ieuan was born in Denbigh, where his dad was a Minister of Religion. Ieuan’s wife came from Prion, just outside Denbigh and was an Angel/midwife, first in Liverpool, then in north Wales. Ieuan’s wife was involved with Welsh Wimin’s Aid and helped establish the Rhyl branch. Dafydd has run Rhyl for years…

As Ieuan’s wife died in 2014 – bechod, the doctors were Ah wonderful and did their best – and can no longer explain conundrums, Ieuan and Sister Hutt might like to solve a mystery. In 1995, Susan Brooke, a profoundly vulnerable woman from Rhyl, under pressure from her abusive husband made a half-hearted effort to kidnap a baby from Ysbyty Glan Clwyd. She was caught and sent to the Bryn Golau Peep Show in Denbigh to be Assessed by Dafydd et al. They declared Susan to be Evil Not Ill and she was jailed at Chester Crown Court by a dreadful old judge who made much of Susan’s Wickedness, relied entirely on what the sex offenders in the Bryn Golau Peep Show had said about Susan and completely ignored the many ways in which Susan was being abused and oppressed.

The judge was Thomas Scott Baker, a member of Middle Temple. Among other things, Scott Baker was a member of the Warnock Committee, the Committee Chaired by Mary Warnock when it was realised that Scientists and Doctors could just be left to their own devices re fertility treatment lest they Grew Rats With Human Brains And Things Like That. Mary Warnock was appointed Chair because she was a grandiose pompous old bag who had a track record of concealing wrongdoing and taking orders from people even more grandiose and pompous than her. The member of the Warnock Committee who told the others what to do was Dame Josephile Barnes. Other Fine and Balanced People who sat on the Warnock Committee included Dafydd Wigley and Noreen Edwards, the Chair of Gwynedd Health Authority, Gwynne and Dafydd’s mate. See previous posts. The Doctors didn’t waste their energies Growing Rats With Human Brains – that takes many years of hard work without anyone giving one large amounts of dosh – but they were allowed to do what they wanted so it was business as usual ie. lying to patients, lying about the effectiveness of treatments and relieving people of large amounts of money.

Within a year of jailing Susan Brooke, Scott Baker had left the Chester and Wales Circuit for Oxford. Scott Baker subsequently became Lord Thomas Scott Baker. Scott Baker became widely known when he conducted the inquest on Dodi and Di. It was the first inquest that he had ever conducted, so he was having a bit of a practice. Media comment at the time maintained that Thomas Scott Baker had been chosen for the task because Dodi’s dad had hired Michael Mansfield to represent the family and Scott Baker was thought to be the only judge who could stand up to Mansfield.

The only reason why Scott Baker could stand up to Mansfield is that Scott Baker knew that both Mansfield and Mansfield’s colleague St Helena knew what had happened to me, had known for years, that Mansfield had ignored my request for help/advice when I wrote to him in 1993 and that Mansfield and St Helena were winning cases as a result of agreeing not to ever help me. Including the Sara Thornton case in 1996, a Landmark Case re Abused Wimmin. St Helena was mates with Prof Nigel Eastman at Springfield/St George’s, who had, in 1991, refused to treat me and told me to go back to north Wales because Dafydd was my Top Doc, AFTER Eastman received a letter telling him that Dafydd was sexually abusing patients and it was thought that Tony Francis was too.

See ‘So Who’s Path Had Susan Brooke Crossed?’, ‘More On The Susan Brooke Case’, ‘Update On Cases Of Susan Brooke and Sara Thornton’ and ‘More Hollywood Gossip’.

I’ll wait to hear from you then Sister Hutt and Ieuan. And of course C. Although the latter is Foreign…

C might like to explain a few other matters to Dodi’s father as well while he’s about it.

 

As for Sir Cyril Clarke who turned up at the RAF Chapel of St Clement the Dane to give Ken Robson a good send off, he was the Top Doc and hobbyist lepidopterist based at Liverpool University who knew Dafydd et al, as well as Gavin Gatehouse, the UCNW zoologist who was my friend Anne’s PhD supervisor when Anne was killed during her PhD on noctuid moths. Clarke seemed to have had something to do with Gatehouse bagging the NERC funding for a PhD student and Anne being approached by Gavin and asked if she’d like this PhD studentship that Gavin had going begging…

It was as convenient for Anne as the job with Vincent Marks, brother of BMA Chairman John Marks and then the next job with Bodger Chamberlain at St George’s, was for me. Sir Cyril either forged much of his research on lepidoptery or many not have even bothered to do that; Liverpool University’s archive of Sir Cyril’s Incredible Zoology doesn’t contain any original data, so how anyone knows that Cyril ever did a bloody thing I do not know. What is known is that Cyril’s theories re lepidoptery Don’t Work. See ‘A Trail Of Blood’.

[Robson’s] portrait by Walter Woodington hangs in the College.Sir Kenneth Robson (1909–1978)

Mr Thrope and his wife Miriam, Mr Thrope who was charged with conspiracy and incitement to murder the month before Robson pegged out rather unexpectedly like:

Mr Thrope of course had sexual relationships with Lord Snowdon, Ma’am Darling and used the services provided by Dafydd and Gwynne. As discussed in previous posts, Mr Thrope’s first wife Caroline Allpass died in a car crash, the reason for which was never understood. Mr Thrope was distraught, even though the crash happened at quite a convenient time for Mr Thrope’s career and after erecting a phallic symbol in Devon as a monument to Caroline, Mr Thrope found love again with Miriam, the ex-wife of the Earl of Harewood, Brenda’s cousin.

Mr Thrope walked free from the Old Bailey in 1979 after being defended by Gwynne and Dafydd’s mate George Carman QC, Miranda’s pupil master and Cherie’s colleague in Chambers until 1988. Carman in his later years lived in Wimbledon, where he was a neighbour of Bodger. As a young barrister, Miranda shared a flat in Wandsworth with Charlie Falconer.

The Tribute to Ken Robson was written by RR Bomford…

As usual, the nightmare didn’t end with Ken Robson.

Here’s the Munk’s Roll tribute to Ken’s nephew Angus Osborn Robson, who died some six months after I began this blog:

Angus Osborn Robson

b.20 January 1928 d.24 May 2017
MB BS Lond(1951) MRCP(1957) MD(1966) FRCP(1973)

Angus Robson was a consultant general physician specialising in chest medicine to the Wycombe Health District from 1966 to 1992. He was inspired to enter medicine by his uncle and mentor, Sir Kenneth Robson, latterly registrar of the Royal College of Physicians, with whom he shared an interest in chest medicine and from whom he learnt the art of being a caring and compassionate physician.

Angus was born in London and raised in Westerham, Kent. His father, John, was a stockjobber, and his mother was Dorothy née Grist. He had one brother, John Edward, who was awarded the Military Cross in 1945 and went on to have a career in industry. His was a happy childhood, immersed in the countryside and surrounded by a close-knit family. He was educated at Haileybury School – as was Lord Thomas Scott Baker – and Middlesex Hospital Medical School, from where he qualified in 1951.

The spectre of Gwynne and the Gilliatts arises yet again.

After house physician posts, he spent three years doing National Service as a medical specialist in the Royal Air Force, based at RAF Cosford in Shropshire and then returned to the Middlesex Hospital as a medical registrar to Frank Scadding. He obtained a research post at Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn, New York, which was curtailed by his appointment as a resident medical officer at the Middlesex Hospital. This involved day to day responsibility for admissions to the hospital and oversight of the accident and emergency department, as well as being responsible for the medical care of nurses resident in the hospital. He loved this job, and would recount experiences both of clinical and professional work and personal anecdotes arising from his time in the post. He lived ‘above the shop’ and immersed himself in the life of the Middlesex Hospital. It was during this time that he personally cared for Sir Winston Churchill whilst an inpatient at the hospital. He was proud to have received a personal note of gratitude for the care he gave to Churchill.

The Middlesex was held in high regard by Angus and he retained many connections with the institution and had happy memories of his time there. His wife qualified as a nurse there. Both his sons were born in the hospital, one son qualified in medicine from the Middlesex and his daughter qualified as a physiotherapist.

From 1962 to 1966 Angus held the post of senior registrar at the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle upon Tyne, where he worked for Alan Ogilvie and John Vallance-Owen.

So Angus went from the Middlesex to join the ring in the North East facilitated by Gwynne’s mate Lord John Walton. Previous posts have discussed some of the Big Hitters in Newcastle/Durham at the time. They included Cardinal Basil Hume’s relatives; Hume came from a medical family in the North East. His father was Sir William Errington Hume, a senior figure in academic medicine; Cardinal Basil Hume’s brother was John Basil Hume, who practiced as a Top Doc in Sunderland before moving to London, where he worked at Bart’s – an institution dominated by Lord Snowdon’s family, Snowdon’s grandfather being a Top Doc who trained there and Lord Snowdon’s father Ronald Armstrong-Jones being a barrister who sat on the governing body of Bart’s – in the circle of Royal Doc Lord Horace Evans, who was from Merthyr Tydfil and networked with those we know and love.

It was John Hume who operated on Anthony Eden when Eden was Foreign Secretary in Macmillan’s Gov’t and made such a fundamental inexplicable error, damaging Eden’s health permanently, that one has to suspect that it was deliberate. A suspicion that is fuelled by the fact that Hume had operated on Eden before and Eden trusted him; when Eden needed further – les complicated -surgery, Horace Evans recommended three Top Docs to Eden, one of which was Hume, knowing that Eden would choose Hume. When Hume damaged Hume, Horace Evans tried to blame Churchill, claiming that Hume had felt intimidated by him and put him off his stride when operating..

What was known was that Eden and his (second) wife Clarissa had previously really pissed off Brenda by making it known that they favoured constitutional change, excluding the Royals from political decisions. Brenda et al grumbled about Eden and Clarissa’s rudeness as well. Brenda however did like Supermac.

The damage that Hume inflicted on Eden contributed to the ‘health problems’ that caused Eden to resign as PM on Top Docs’ advice in 1957, enabling Brenda’s mate Supermac to succeed Eden as PM. What Eden didn’t seem to realise was that Horace Evans was also knowingly buggering Eden up by prescribing him amphetamine; that was much more common at the time than it is now, but whereas Docs knew the dangers of addiction, most laypeople didn’t. Horace Evans does not seem to have told Eden that most of the ‘symptoms’ experienced by Eden that caused Eden and those around him to believe that he should resign as PM were caused by the amphetamine that Horace was prescribing; furthermore Horace was gradually upping the dose…

Gwynne and Dafydd were supplying services to the Royal Circle at the time as well as to Macmillan’s and Eden’s friends and family, but Eden’s problems seem to have stemmed from the Royal Family taking against him.

See previous posts for further details.

F used to entertain people with his anecdote of how his mum, a middle-class businessman’s wife – F’s dad was a Mason as well – in Woking was prescribed amphetamines in the late 1960s or 70s by an unidentified Top Doc. F only found out because his mum told him that The Doctor had prescribed tablets to help her lose weight – she wasn’t huge, it was the usual Surrey Ladies Life desire – and she told F that the tablets were great because they gave her loads of energy and power and since she had been on them, she could outperform the men at the golf club. F asked to see the packet and said ‘Mum, it’s what hippies call speed, they are addictive and not a good idea, STOP TAKING THEM’. So F’s mum dispensed with the tablets. Both F and his mum recounted this anecdote to various people in their circle. Some of whom relayed the info back to Dafydd and the Gang.

Not too helpful if one is running a paedophile gang and one is trying to smear a dope blowing hippy who has found out about the boys in care in Bangor being abused, so the obvious answer for the Gang was to fit F up for serious offences and tell everyone that he was an ‘addict’ as well as a Risk To Children.

Nice work Dr Heinersdorff, all those cosy chats you had with F in your Alternative GP Who Keeps Goats And Is Married To A Hippyish Builder Disguise about F’s family and friends to extract the info was put to good use… For God’s sake don’t tell anyone that F was actually aware that Top Docs KNOWN TO YOU Dr H were prescribing speed and not warning patients…

Dr H and her colleagues also told F not to give up smoking ooh with his illness… after I spent much time trying to persuade him that 50 roll ups a day was not a good idea. I heard a few years ago that F had given up smoking; he developed emphysema and was told by a sane GP that he needed to stop smoking or he WOULD DIE. I understand that he stopped, although he is on oxygen…

I think that it’s a bloody miracle that F is even still alive after the decades of Help that he received from the Gang.

Cardinal Basil Hume’s sister’s first husband was Sir John Charles, a Durham-based Top Doc who subsequently became Chief Medical Officer and was on the scene when Nye Brought The NHS Into Being. After Charles’s death, Cardinal Basil’s sister Madeleine remarried John Hunt aka Lord John Hunt of Tanworth, Cabinet Secretary to Harold Wilson and Grocer Heath. John Hunt came from Minehead in Devon. Mr Thrope’s constituency was just down the road and Mr Thrope’s initial court appearance was at Minehead Magistrates Court before the case was referred to the Old Bailey. John Hunt was a Catholic – the first Cabinet Secretary who was an RC – and went to Down School, near Bath.

Lord Snowdon’s mate Jeremy Fry lived near Bath; the Frys’ orgies were legendary among those in the know, including Mr Thrope and Lord S. When Lord S was elderly, it was revealed that Jeremy Fry’s daughter Polly was Lord S’s biological daughter. She had been conceived at a shagfest at the time of Lord S and Ma’am Darling’s engagement. Lord S wanted Jeremy Fry as his best man, but the Palace vetoed the plan because Jeremy had been convicted for opportuning… Mr Thrope was suggested, but he had to be discounted because he had made it public that he had slept with both Lord S and Ma’am Darling, so Roger Gilliatt, son of Sir William the Royal Surgeon Gynaecologist who delivered Carlo, it was…

It was Cardinal Basil Hume who introduced Jimmy Savile as a member of the Atheneaum in 1984, after I complained about Gwynne. The Atheneaum is the favoured club for Top Docs as well as Vice-Chancellors. After Savile’s offending was finally admitted, the Atheneaum maintained that of course they hadn’t wanted the old idiot as a member but it wouldn’t have been Cricket to have turned down his nomination because poor old Baz would have been obliged to resign by Club Rules and that would have been dreadful…

So if any of the members of the Atheneaum can explain why Savile’s job as General Manager of Broadmoor and his mate Alan Franey’s job as CEO of Broadmoor were negotiated over a series of nice dinners at the Atheneaum with Savile and Civil Service mandarins from the Dept of Health – Edwina Currie was one Health Minister who rocked up for one of the jollies – pray tell all. See ‘Socio-Political Context Of The North Wales Mental Health Services In The 1980s’ and ‘A Pretty Classy Piece Of Operation’.

Sir Douglas Black, one of the Toppest of the Top Docs at the DHSS in the latter years of the 1970s – Black was one of the Manchester contingent who had protected Gwynne and Dafydd and with whom Tony Francis worked before he relocated to north Wales – after he retired, virtually lived at the Athenaeum. Black grew up in Shetland, where the islands surgeon was Norman Lamont’s father. Black was one of those Top Docs dedicated to equity and wrote the Black Report on Inequality, which Thatch famously threw in the bin without bothering to read it amidst howls of outrage.

But Sir Douglas is Learned and Committed To The Poor! Then why was he mates with a gang of old paedophiles?

Sir Douglas Bred – like The Poor tend to – and his son Andrew is a psychiatrist…

See ‘The Logic Of Medicine’ for Sir Douglas Black and his friends and family laffs.

Civil Service mandarin Kenneth Stowe was a member of the Atheneaum, he took Sunny Jim there and Sunny Jim was underwhelmed. Stowe was a guilty man; he had spent virtually his entire career in the Civil Service in what was known as the National Assistance Board before it became the Ministry of Social Security in the days before Richard Crossman reigned over the new super-dept the DHSS, in which Stowe subsequently served. So Stowe knew about Poor People being forced into sex work by welfare officials and Top Docs, Gwynne and the Lobotomies, patients murdered at a rate of knots, Bertrand Russell having anyone whom he had shagged or exploited who complained carted off and banged up etc. Stowe oversaw it all.

Stowe only spent a relatively short part of his career in other Depts. He was Principal Private Secretary to the PM, 1975-79, serving Wilson, Callaghan and, for a short while, Thatch and then Permanent Under-Secretary of State of the N Ireland Office, 1979-81. From 1981 to 1987 Stowe returned to the scene of the crime as Permanent Secretary of the DHSS Sir Kenneth Stowe in 1986. He was modest, soft-spoken, direct, discreet and motivated by a commitment to public service.and just look at what was going on…

Here’s an extract from Stowe’s obituary that was published by ‘The Guardian’:

In 1973 Stowe joined the Cabinet Office at under-secretary level. Two years later, when it was time for Wilson’s PPS, Robert Armstrong, [the Mandarin who served as Principal Private Secretary to Ted Heath, who years later admitted that he knew that Peter Morrison was molesting children but decided that there was no security risk, discussed in previous posts eg. ‘Lord Robert Armstrong’] to leave No 10, Wilson ruled out a replacement from the Treasury, the usual source of recruits. The cabinet secretary, John Hunt, proposed a surprised Stowe, who spent a couple of hours failing to dissuade Wilson from appointing him because he was not from the Treasury and had never been a private secretary.

Stowe worked well with Wilson’s policy unit, an innovation at the time, and quickly won the respect of his aides. The Labour PM was already in decline, led a divided Cabinet, had only a tiny majority and was frequently distracted. Stowe knew well in advance of his intention to resign early and planned the timetable. He was also involved in the fraught negotiations over the resignation honours list (the much satirised Lavender List of 1976), which caused a furore because it included a smattering of business figures such as James Goldsmith. [Not just business figures, but crooks.]

Stowe was closer to Callaghan. He sat between him and the Liberal leader, David Steel, when the Lib–Lab pact was negotiated in 1977 and drafted the agreement between the two. He regularly attended the dinners Callaghan held with TUC and business leaders to discuss various economic issues and came to detest the regular menu of “bloody smoked mackerel”.

He was at Callaghan’s side through all the Cabinet sessions and the meetings with foreign leaders to hammer out the terms of the IMF loan, following a sterling crisis, in 1976. The relationship between the prime minister and the official was as close as any that existed in No 10. When Bernard Donoughue, head of the policy unit and an admirer of Stowe, once demurred at his presence during a private political chat with Callaghan, the latter retorted: “Ken is my ‘wait-a-minute’ man.”

Whitehall observers thought he held the machine together during the months of the Winter of Discontent (1978-79) when some ministers were in a funk over widespread strikes. He personally conducted many of the negotiations with Len Murray, the TUC leader. As the government collapsed into defeat, Callaghan came to rely on Stowe.

Nearly 30 years after Callaghan’s infamous “Crisis? What crisis?” remarks (according to the misleading tabloid headline) at Heathrow on returning from a summit on the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe to a Britain caught in the Winter of Discontent, Stowe made a confession to a Cambridge seminar. He said he owed Callaghan an apology for not going to Heathrow to meet him and remind him of Wilson’s rule: “Never get off a plane and make a speech.”

He spent a few weeks with the new prime minister, Thatcher, in 1979, helping to induct his successor, Clive Whitmore, into the job. His parting advice to Whitmore was to delegate. “You have some of the best young dogs in Whitehall so you do not need to bark.” [See previous posts for info on Whitmore and more on Stowe.]

He went to the Northern Ireland Office as permanent secretary, an unusual appointment straight from No 10. Here he had to cope with the Troubles, including the Republicans’ hunger strike at the Maze prison. In 1980, Stowe was knighted. A year later he returned to the DHSS as permanent secretary. The “super” or “monster” department was responsible for more than a third of total public spending, including pensions and other welfare payments, hospital and community health services, employed 95,000 staff, was the subject of more than 100 debates in Parliament and around 6,000 parliamentary questions, and touched virtually every citizen. It was a huge management challenge. Thatcher later decided to split health and social services into separate departments.

Stowe was one of the first to identify many of the NHS’s problems, including the power of the medical profession, an ageing population and medical advances. An almost total reliance on taxation for funding and an over-centralised structure, he believed, meant that the NHS staggered from crisis to crisis. He likened his task to “plugging holes in dykes with a finger”. In an unpublished paper he spelled out the options for Thatcher. Having listened patiently, she finally told him: “Ken, there is no constituency for change.”

He retired in 1987 but became Chair of the Institute of Cancer Research (1987-97) [a number of those with whom I worked at Surrey University who were involved with research fraud, plagiarism, colluding with the criminality of the Gang etc subsequently bagged jobs at the Institute of Cancer Research during Stowe’s time as Chair as discussed in previous posts], the Carnegie UK Trust’s inquiry into the third age (1989-93), and various committees on the voluntary sector. He attended reunions with former colleagues, including Callaghan’s No 10 aides, but in his late 70s retreated to Herefordshire and disappeared from the Whitehall network.

In 1949 Stowe married Joan Cullen. Joan died in 1995, the year that so many Insider witnesses were wiped out, including the corrupt Home Office Drugs Branch mandarin Bing Spear, Sir Peter Morrison, Lord Hain’s mate David Ennals, Peter Cook, Viv Stanshall, Sir Charles Evans and so many more. Stowe is survived by their sons, Tim and Richard and daughter, Janet.

Kenneth Stowe died on 29 August 2015. He kept his mouth shut throughout every investigation and inquiry that there was…

Stowe was one of the Mandarins who was relied upon to conceal the Westminster Paedophile Ring, it was very obviously the explanation  behind every career move of his. Since I first blogged about Stowe, I have been told that he knew about me and was one who’s brain was tapped for ways to neutralise the problem that was me and Brown.

So I’ll just highlight here that the best brains in the Civil Service could come up with no better than illegally filming and recording us, accessing confidential data, stealing our personal letters, trying to lead us into honey traps, attempting to blackmail us… For God’s sake, it would have been far easier if the old fool Stowe had simply responded appropriately to our complaint and stopped a gang of old perverts from causing havoc.

As for Stowe’s genius identifying the power of the medical profession and that this was a problem, because he relied upon them to serve children up to Royals, Ministers and other VIPs to molest and then to imprison or kill witnesses, the medical profession continued to be a very great problem.

It’s a pity that poor old Kenneth is dead because if he were still with us I could let him know that I’ve cut the BMA’s arms off and I haven’t done it by using any of the disgusting techniques that Stowe used against my friends and I. But then I never used the bastards to run a sex abuse gang did I.

I’ll wait for the BMA to tell me that it’s just a flesh wound. Now fuck off BMA, I’ve got 10,000 documents and you are very guilty indeed.

Stowe is dead but Lord Robert Armstrong of Ilminster in Somerset isn’t. Perhaps Robert could break his silence before he croaks…

During this time, [Angus] completed his MD thesis (part-time whilst continuing full-time clinical work) on renal function in chronic respiratory disease.

In 1966 Angus was appointed as a consultant physician to Wycombe Health District, comprising the Wycombe General Hospital and Amersham General Hospital.

That’s in the vicinity of Stoke Mandeville Hospital and of course Amersham International, the first privatisation venture of Thatch; Thatch turned Amersham into a Big Pharma that manufactured HRT. The elevated risks of certain cancers were known, but Wimmin weren’t told that, what they were subjected to was Thatch, Edwina Currie and Theresa Gorman banging on about Ooh I’ve got the energy of a 30 yr old and My Skin Glows etc etc. Top Docs then began routinely pushing HRT in the direction of middle-aged women even if they were not Suffering From Symptoms. God knows what the average woman thought was going to happen to them when they hit 50 with that lot doing the hard sell… See previous posts for info re Amersham and the HRT scam.

He joined two other physicians and developed his interest in chest medicine. Together with his colleagues, he developed a close-knit and harmonious department, which expanded to four consultant physicians during his time as a consultant. His work as a chest physician was influenced by several local factors. High Wycombe was a centre of furniture-making using polyurethane sprays containing isocyanates. Other light industries also used isocyanates and there was a steady stream of occupational asthma until recognition and regulations reduced exposure. Coinciding with his appointment, a large influx of people came from Mirpur in Pakistan to work in local industries, which led to a high incidence of tuberculosis, requiring the establishment of a clinic for contact tracing and treatment monitoring, initially single-handed.

The Pakis were usually blamed for TB. When the Top Docs were being polite – or if it was lefties such as Julian Tudor Spart or Uncle Harry talking – it would be stressed that TB is a Disease Of Poverty and when the BMA are needing to exert pressure to an even greater degree than usual, a favourite technique is to tell the media that What’s More TB Is Coming Back, it’s The Cuts!

If Diseases Of Poverty are returning, it suggests that the Top Docs are doing something wrong, just as the continued existence of sizeable health inequalities does. If no-one will acknowledge institutionalised abuse, neglect and discrimination in the NHS, Diseases Of Poverty and Health Inequalities will persist. Public health has failed completely in the UK and no-one will admit that it is because the approach of blaming people in poverty for their own poverty and ill health is alienating and ineffective. It is far easier to demand more money from Gov’t for doing more of what doesn’t work, as Jeremy Corbyn is at the moment for shite, dangerous, abusive mental health services.

Angus had an enviable reputation for teaching, and ensured that there was a high pass rate for the MRCP examination among his registrars. He formed a longstanding and constructive relationship with Darrell Wilkinson and John Wilkinson, consultant dermatologists, in training dermatology registrars in general medicine, and made many friendships with overseas fellows attached to the departments of medicine and dermatology. He served as clinical tutor from 1974 to 1979 and as chairman of the medical education committee from 1979 to 1982.

A Prize Winning Dermatologist was discovered in Gwynedd in 1993 when the Gang needed good PR: Dr Bill Beer. Bill was married to Joan Beer, one of the stalwarts of Penrallt Baptist Church in Bangor. There are some nice people in Penrallt but it is a Church very popular with NHS and University staff. A great many in Penrallt Know About Dafydd and are paralysed into an awkward silence, including retired social workers Malcolm and Judy Stammers who worked with Dafydd and Gwynne in the Denbigh days… See previous posts for info on the Beers, the Stammers’ family and Penrallt.

Dr Bill Beer died after a car crash in Dec 1999, two months before the Waterhouse Report was published:

William Ernest Beer

b.5 July 1926 d.10 December 1999
MB BS Madras(1950) MRCP Edin(1963) FRCP Edin(1976) FRCP(1982)

William Ernest Beer was a consultant dermatologist in Bangor, Wales. He was born in Southern India amongst the Nilgiri Hills. His father was assistant director of the local Pasteur institute and engaged in anti-rabies research. His great-grandfather, George Beer, a man of humble origins, had gone to India from Devon with William Bowden where, with the assistance of their wives, they had succeeded in establishing churches, hospitals and a school.

Bill Beer’s medical studies commenced in Madras and there then followed junior hospital posts in the Vellore Medical School. Here he came under the influence of an American dermatologist, H Gass, whose enthusiasm for the subject shaped his subsequent choice of career.

After marriage he and his wife, Joan, chose to return to Nilgiri Hills to work in a mission hospital. Then, owing to a change of policy for tea estate hospitals, they decided to come to Britain. Bill was able to specialise in dermatology as a result of support from the Nilgiri mission. He initially enrolled as a full time post-graduate student at St John’s Hospital and, after passing the membership exam of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, he was appointed senior registrar at Westminster Hospital where he worked under Peter Samman.

The Westminster Hospital was popular with students and junior docs from Wales who were facilitating Gwynne and Dafydd’s Gang; Leo Abse’s brothers Dannie and Wilfred trained there. It was the presence of Sir Clement Price-Thomas, originally from south Wales, at the Westminster that gave the place it’s reputation at the time. Price-Thomas operated on King George VI; the King didn’t exactly thrive after the operation, but the Top Docs’ PR offensive prevailed and anyone from the Westminster was untouchable. See ‘Successful Surgery On King George VI!’.

Although he did not know North Wales he applied successfully for the post of consultant dermatologist for the Gwynedd region. Prior to his appointment the task of building up a dermatology service for the whole of North Wales was in the hands of Ellen Emslie who had introduced modern understanding, techniques and treatment to the area. Bill Beer was able to build on this foundation and, over the years, established a reputation for the quality of his service and professional skill.

His infectious enthusiasm for the practical and academic aspects of dermatology influenced many of his colleagues, not to mention the many undergraduate and post-graduate doctors who assisted him in the skin clinics.

His intense interest in dermatology resulted in many research activities and publications, eventually leading to the award of the Wycombe prize in 1993 by the British Association of Dermatology – two years after his retirement from the NHS.

Medicine was not his only enthusiasm. He had very wide interests, including the Welsh language, in which he became fluent, music, gardening, astronomy and mountain walking. Both he and his wife were renowned for their hospitality and for the pastoral care they gave to junior doctors and university students. His life, both professional and personal, was profoundly influenced by a deeply held Christian faith.

He was tragically killed in a car accident, shortly after completing a history of the old Caernarfon and Anglesey Hospital, which will serve as a fitting memorial to his intense commitment to the area and to his colleagues.

O P Galpin

O.P. Galpin was a Gwynedd Top Doc who put his name to one of the research frauds that blew up in the Gang’s face, as discussed in previous posts. See ‘They Think It’s All Over – It Is Now’.

Bill and Joan Beer could not have not known about organised abuse in north Wales and Bill will have known that many of the Big Boys with Royal links who propped up the Westminster Paedophile Ring were to be found at the Westminster Hospital.

When I found out that Bill Beer had made a beeline for Gwynedd in the days when Gwynne and Dafydd ruled supreme and it was considered an utter backwater, I wondered why…

[Angus Robson] served variously as chairman of the medical staff committee, division of medicine and the Bucks medical advisory committee. He valued the importance of close working relationships with general practitioners and was an active member, and latterly president, of the Chiltern Medical Society. He continued to attend meetings of the society well into retirement.

Bodger’s mate Cilla lived in Bucks…

It was an Initiative That Crossed Political Barriers:

And embraced those of the humblest birth as well as the Monarch:

Angus recognised the importance of encouraging women to continue to practise medicine in part-time roles and was an enthusiastic supporter of a scheme set up by Rosemary Rue

Rosemary Rue was one hell of a phenomenon. She was a Lady Doctor who was physically disabled and was subjected to such hostility and discrimination because of her leg problems that at one point she taught chemistry in a school because no-one in the NHS would employ a Disabled Lady Doctor. On one occasion Rue was seen battling to get up the steps to an interview and she was told to just forget it. Somehow Rosemary did eventually bag a job as a junior doc, a live-in job in a truly appalling psych hospital on the outskirts of Oxford. It was a dumping ground for witnesses to crime and people who’d been wrecked by the NHS and/or the Dreaming Spires. Rosemary managed to hold that job down successfully and Richard Crossman was grateful that she kept the lid on the underbelly of the Oxfordshire NHS. Then Rosemary really stuck gold. She was sharing her accommodation with a Foreign Male Doctor who was helping her with childcare; I suspect that Rosemary might have been an Unmarried Mother but PR anecdotes about Rue politely skirt around that subject. Anyway, one of the Ah the Doctors they were wonderful who worked in Oxford was so outraged at a Darkie shacking up with a White Lady Doctor, that he violently assaulted the Darkie….

Rosemary’s career took off like a rocket after that dreadful scene. She began rising up the pole of NHS management and did so well that by the time Ken Clarke reorganised the NHS in the 1980s ie. introduced more Management because he certainly couldn’t deal with the BMA because it was led by John Marks whom Ken needed to shaft me, Rosemary was appointed to one of Ken’s Big NHS Jobs as a regional manager. One of the few women who achieved such seniority! Well how did Li’l Ole Rosemary do that???

Rosemary Rue ruled over huge swathes of Oxfordshire and neighbouring areas until she retired. Disabled Lady Doctor Rosemary who had been treated appallingly herself got to the top and Overcame Discrimination by blackmailing the DHSS and everyone else over patient harm, deaths and organised abuse.

The Gang in north Wales had mates working on Rosemary’s manor…

Rosemary held office in the Medical Women’s Federation – as did Brave Wendy Savage – and is considered a Role Model for Wimmin.

See ‘Uncle Harry’s Friends…’ for the Amazing True Story Of Rosemary Rue Who Overcame.

to encourage this. He personally mentored several of these doctors. He served as a consultant member of the Oxford Regional Health Authority from 1974 to 1986.

Angus will have sat alongside Rosemary on that Authority then. For many years, Richard Crossman’s friend Dame Isobel Graham Bryce kept the lid nailed down on the crap in Oxfordshire in her capacity as Chairman of the Oxfordshire Regional Health Board. Dame Isobel was the daughter of a Belfast Top Doc; she married a surgeon who spent most of his career in Manchester, with the Manchester Big Names throughout the 1950s who protected Gwynne, including Lord Robert Platt. Dame Isobel held NHS governance positions in Manchester, including as Chair of Manchester Children’s Hospital, as well as roles on national bodies eg. concerned with the regulation, training and disciplining of Angels. Dame Isobel’s husband retired in the early 1960s and they relocated… The Dame continued her public life as a busybody, keeping Dafydd’s mates in Oxford out of trouble. See previous posts.

Sir Donald Acheson, Gov’t CMO, 1983-91, also had a dad who was a Top Doc from Belfast. Acheson’s dad was a Top Doc who worked for the Ministry of Pensions, so he’d have known the likes of Kenneth Stowe and other civil servants who concealed the Westminster Paedophile Ring, as did Acheson. Acheson was a Middlesex graduate, who knew William and Roger Gilliatt, Gwynne and the crowd and who ended up as Dean of Southampton Medical School (see post ‘Professor Prestigious and His Associates’), the institution serving Lord Denning’s part of the world. Acheson knew about the Gang -including Bill Beer’s colleagues at the C&A Hospital in Bangor – giving transfusions of infected blood to witnesses and he also knew whether the rent boys who died from AIDS in the 1980s had been infected deliberately with contaminated blood by Top Docs…

In retirement, he served as chairman of the local Abbeyfield nursing home.

Lucille and her mates in the Chester branch of Soroptimist International went into partnership with the Abbeyfield. Carlo’s mate Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor aka the 6th Duke of Westminster was President of the Abbeyfield Society, 1989-95. See previous posts.

Angus is remembered as a physician who took a very personal approach to patients. He inspired great loyalty from junior staff as he set an example as to how to treat patients in the way they deserved. Colleagues described him as calm, caring and compassionate. They were impressed by the way he was able to break bad news to patients and their relatives in a sensitive manner, as well as his holistic approach to medical care. He was viewed very much as being able to give wise impartial counsel to all colleagues when working through challenging clinical and professional problems.

Angus had many hobbies. During his life, he pursued all country sports. In his early years he followed hounds assiduously, and later in life was an accomplished fly fisherman and game shot. He was delighted with the last trout that he caught, within a month of his death. He took great comfort from the friendships he made from pursuing his hobbies. He particularly enjoyed the company of his Labradors.

His retirement was marred by ill health, but he stayed active. He enjoyed the company of friends and family, and retained his sense of humour and his deep interest in people. He died from the complications of pulmonary fibrosis.

In 1957 he married Janet née Everett, who supported him through his career and cared for him with great compassion in his later years. They were married for 59 years. She survived him, along with their sons, Andrew and Robert, and their daughter, Nicola, as well as five grandchildren.

Andrew Robson penned this obituary for Munk’s Roll. Andrew is a Top Doc but I’m not sure which one; he may be the Andrew Robson who is based in Newcastle and appears in the academic literature occasionally…

I have however easily mapped the dynasty of Alastair Hunter’s colleague at St George’s, Aubrey Leatham:

Aubrey Gerald Leatham

b.23 August 1920 d.7 July 2012
BA Cantab(1942) MRCS LRCP(1944) MB BChir(1945) MRCP(1945) FRCP(1957)

Aubrey Gerald Leatham was one of the leading British cardiologists of his time, earning his reputation through three key areas of heart medicine: auscultation, pacemaking and angiography. At St George’s Hospital in London, he headed the team who engineered and fitted the first artificial pacemaker in 1955.

Born in London, he was the son of a medical practitioner, Hugh William Leatham, and his wife Kathleen Ella Pelham née Burn who was the daughter of Henry Pelham Burn, a major in the Rifle Brigade. His father was medical officer at Charterhouse School and, in those pre-NHS days, he treated local people without charge after school.

Aubrey’s dad treated a lot of boys from influential families who grew up to be influential people themselves then; Charterhouse is in Godalming, a village so posh that even the Little People are usually quite affluent. I lived near there when I worked for Vincent Marks at Surrey University. It is a land of Civil Service Mandarins, City financiers and media folk… The local Top Docs think that they’re all really hard done by because they compare themselves to that crowd.

In the 1980s Phil Collins’s gran used to live near to Godalming – Phil went to Charterhouse – and he used to visit her. Eric Clapton knew people there as well and turned up in his helicopter on one occasion.

Michael Biggs, a man with whom my father and his colleagues in Bridgy ‘did business’ – Biggs was an unscrupulous old git and made a great deal of money for doing sod all but marketing a product – lived in Godalming. See ‘Jennifer’s Diary’ for details of Mr Biggs and his scams.

One of his son’s early memories was of listening to the heart sounds of a woman with mitral stenosis through his father’s stethoscope which sparked his interest in cardiology.

Educated at Sandroyd Preparatory School and Charterhouse, he studied medicine at Trinity Hall, Cambridge where, since it was during the Second World War, he did an abbreviated two year degree. Continuing his training at St Thomas’ Hospital, he qualified in 1944 and did house jobs there

Tommy’s was the most elite of the London hospitals and was usually the choice of the med students who were titled aristos and wanted a hobby. Tommy’s has always been well-insulated because it is effectively the local hospital for the Houses of Parliament. Wedgie Benn loved them all at Tommy’s and Dr Death trained there.

before moving to the National Hospital , Queen’s Square as he briefly considered specialising in neurology.

Roger Gilliatt worked at Queen’s Square. The official history of Queen’s Square is that it was pretty grotty before Roger transformed it. After Lord Snowdon’s mate Roger – son of Royal Doc Sir William, who delivered Carlo and Princess Anne – had worked at Queen’s Square for a few years, it was a fantastic place, indeed a global leader and Queen’s Square never looked back.

In 1945 he became a junior registrar at the National Heart Hospital on the invitation of Sir John Parkinson, the eminent cardiologist. While he was there he developed his interest in auscultation and devised a recording device by connecting a telephone earpiece to a string galvanometer. He gave a Goulstonian lecture to the RCP based on this research and wrote it up afterwards as ‘Auscultation of the heart’ (Lancet, 1958, 2, 703-8). This paper plus his subsequent book (see below) provided, according to one of his colleagues, ‘the final word on the topic’.

In 1946 he enlisted with the RAMC to do his National Service. Demobilised two years later, due to Parkinson’s influence, he was offered a Sherbrook research fellowship at the London Hospital and was then appointed, in 1951, assistant director of the Institute of Cardiology at the National Heart Hospital. There he became assistant to Paul Wood, the dynamic Australian cardiologist often credited with making London the world centre for the management of heart disease. Three years later, in 1954, he was appointed a consultant physician at St George’s Hospital and he remained there for over 30 years. During this time he was also dean of the Institute of Cardiology from 1962 to 1969, following Wood’s premature death.

He had not expected to get the consultant post at St George’s because, in the early 1950s, physicians were against the idea of cardiology specialists since they regarded heart disease as part of their general practice. When he arrived he found that his department consisted of himself, one technician and one ECG machine. The new department he assembled consisted of a highly talented multidisciplinary team and the building was constructed by extending underground beneath Knightsbridge. Having seen, in the late 1940s and early 1950s, many cases of atrio-ventricular (AV) block – a normally fatal condition which effected the electric conduction of the hearthe was convinced that it should be possible to use an electrical pulse to stimulate the ventricles and asked his new technician, the bioengineer, Geoffrey Davies, to build a ‘stimulator’. The first equipment they tried in 1955, on a 55 year old woman who suffered frequent heart attacks, used a very high voltage and stimulated the heart through electrodes attached to the chest wall. Although the device worked it caused the patient such pain that it was eventually disconnected and she died.

Then the device didn’t actually work effectively did it? The patient died…

A subsequent device, miniaturised so that it could be implanted in the heart itself, was successfully implanted in a 65 year old man in 1961 and, in four years, they had treated some 1000 patients, all of whom were given a normal life expectancy.

Throughout his career he was fascinated by listening to heart sounds and in 1958 he developed an innovatory stethoscope – the Leatham stethoscope – which became immensely popular among his peers and is still being manufactured. He described it in a paper in the Lancet ‘An improved stethoscope’ (Lancet,1958, 1, 463). Another investigative procedure, coronary arteriography, was pioneered by him after a visit to Cleveland, USA to meet its inventor, Mason Sones, and he was the first physician in Europe to carry it out in 1963. By then he was developing an international reputation and he was sent for by the third King of Bhutan whose doctors had confined him to bed for several months with an undefined heart problem.

The journey to Bhutan, a closed country at the time, was hazardous and involved five flights. On arrival he found nothing wrong with the King and suggested he left his bed. The following night he awakened as the King was in pain, a correct diagnosis of indigestion due to the consumption of fried scorpion’s eggs led to the award of the Order of Bhutan. The King survived for another nine years and Leatham and his family were invited to visit the country which they subsequently did, and went trekking in the Himalayas.

The author of numerous scientific papers in his field, he also published three important textbooks Auscultation of the heart and phonocardiography (London, Churchill, 1970), An introduction to the examination of the cardiovascular system (Oxford, University Press, 1979), both of which ran to two editions, and Lecture notes on cardiology (Oxford, Blackwell, 1991).

He retired from St George’s in 1985 and was amused that three new cardiologists were hired to replace him. It was said of him that he ‘favoured braces, bow ties and blunt talk’

So Leatham was pompous, intimidating and rude

and a fellow cardiologist recalled that he was given to slight eccentricities such as carrying out a ward round at Christmas dressed as Father Christmas and wearing roller skates – the patients were ‘bemused’.

It wouldn’t matter that Leatham did this if the rest of his practice was acceptable, but can one imagine what would be said if a Patient Sectioned For Assessment did it? Or indeed a whistleblower who’s senior colleagues needed an excuse to sack them.

In 2009 he benefited from his own work, as he was fitted with a pacemaker and was thus able to continue his more energetic pursuits of playing tennis, sailing, cross-country skiing and mountaineering.

Thank goodness Leathan didn’t receive the successful pacemaker that caused so much pain that it had to be disconnected and thus death resulted…

Apparently he once caught a burglar in his London house and chased him down the road with a tennis racket – the man would only come out from his refuge under a car when the police arrived and he emerged with criss-cross marks on his forehead.

OK, the burglar should not have been burgling, but once more I can imagine a different account of this incident if it was not a Brilliant But Eccentric Top Doc under discussion.

A less strenuous enthusiasm was photography, a pastime he shared with his wife.

Photographs ay he said knowingly…

In 1954 he married Judith Savile née Freer whose father, Charles Edward Jesse Freer was a solicitor. Judith was a tennis coach and bilingual guide – all their children were excellent tennis players – and Charlotte was one of the winners of the junior doubles at Wimbledon.

The tennis coaching may have been completely above board; but Judith was married to a man who’s colleagues had formed a cartel and were running an international trafficking and Class A drug dealing ring and they would stop at nothing to conceal their activities. Coaching young people aiming for Wimbledon brings one into contact with a curious mix of vulnerable kids, desperately ruthless parents and sportspeople with big business contacts.

When he died, Judith survived him together with their son, Edward, also a cardiologist, and daughters, Julia, a GP, and Charlotte and Louise who are teachers.

Now then. Here’s what Munk’s Roll has to say about Alan Ogilvie, the Top Doc who was part of Lord John Walton’s Newcastle ring and mates with Angus Robson, the nephew of Sir Ken Robson of St George’s Organised Crime Among The Very Posh:

Alan Gordon Ogilvie

b.17 March 1900 d.26 February 1983
MB BS Dunelm(1924) MRCP(1929) MD(1939) FRCP(1945)

Alan Ogilvie was born in Newcastle upon Tyne. He was educated at Corchester preparatory school and St Bees, and he studied medicine at the College of Medicine in Newcastle, then a college of the University of Durham. He graduated in 1924 and was later awarded the Doctorate of Medicine with honours and a gold medal.

He was married and had one son and two daughters.

In his younger days he was a not inconsiderable athlete, being one and two miles champion of Northumberland and Durham, and winner of the one, two and three miles at the University of Durham in the years 1920 to 1924 inclusive.

After being house surgeon and house physician at the Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne, he became house physician at the Children’s Hospital at Birmingham, and then at the Hospital for Sick Children, Great Ormond Street, London. In 1933 he was appointed assistant honorary physician to the Royal Victoria Infirmary and he became an honorary physician there in 1941. He was also an honorary physician to the pioneering Babies’ Hospital and Mothercraft Centre, the inspiration of James Spence, one of Alan Ogilvie’s closest friends.

Ogilvie was one of the ‘characters’ at the Royal Victoria Infirmary. Affectionately called ‘The Og’, he was sometimes referred to by the more timorous students and nurses as ‘The Red Terror’. This latter appellation was to a great extent, however, a misnomer. True, he had somewhat crinkly sandy red hair, on the ward a somewhat abrupt manner and speech containing stereotyped sentences some of which could only be translated by those who knew him well, and a determination that the standards on his ward should be of the highest. Beneath this, however, he was a kind, modest person with a nice wit and one who was as straight as a die.

The old bastard just disguised these qualities effectively, so effectively that even the Angels who worked closely with The Red Terror didn’t suspect a thing

He was deeply concerned for the efficiency of his hospital and devoted to the efficient care and welfare of his patients. He did everything with vigour,

Including the terrorising

and this was very apparent in the manner of his percussion for which he was notorious; there were very few Christmas house concerts which did not contain some reference to it!

In his senior years Ogilvie inevitably became increasingly involved in the committee work of his hospital, to which he gave unstintingly of his time,

This was the Newcastle hospital that was the HQ of Gwynne’s mate Lord John Walton’s partner ring to Gwynne and Dafydd’s enterprise in north Wales

but this was never allowed to undermine his clinical work, his teaching or the time he spent in clinical investigation.

His main interest was in diseases of the respiratory system and, in particular, chronic bronchitis — the subject of his MD thesis. The study which he carried out with DJ Newall into chronic bronchitis in Newcastle was a model of its kind and showed the very high incidence of this condition in the locality. In 1962 he was elected president of the Thoracic Society.

Ogilvie loved the country and particularly the striking beauty of central Northumberland. He retired there to his cottage where, with his wife, he spent many happy years of retirement.

Obituary written by Sir George Smart…

So that’s Alan The Red Terror, pal of Angus the nephew of Ken Robson, Ken one of the Mr Bigs of St George’s. What of Angus’s other close colleague mentioned in Angus’s Munk’s Roll biography, John Vallance-Owen? Just read Munk’s Roll once more:

John Vallance-Owen

b.31 October 1920 d.23 July 2011
BA Cantab(1943) MB BChir(1946) MRCP(1946) MD(1951) FRCP(1962) Hon FRCPI(1970) FRCPath(1971)

John Vallance-Owen had a long and versatile career in medicine as a teacher, diabetes researcher, clinician and academic administrator. His professional life was spent in a succession of notable centres in the British Isles, but it also took him to Malta and latterly to Hong Kong, where he was foundation professor of medicine at the Chinese University.

He was born in Ealing, London, the son of Edwin Augustine Owen, professor of physics at the University of North Wales at Bangor, and Julia May Owennée Vallance, the daughter of a draper. After an early education at Friars, Bangor, Epsom and St John’s College, Cambridge, John trained and qualified in 1946 at the London Hospital, where he served as house physician to Donald Hunter and in junior posts to Henry Souttar, Sir John Parkinson and Horace Evans.

John Vallance-Owen was one of Gwynne’s Gang! His dad was an Ancient Of UCNW! He went to Friar’s School in Bangor, the school for members of the Gang, including people like the corrupt judge Huw Daniel, so many of the Top Docs and NHS/Social Services managers, County Council officials and of course teachers/academics… Not forgetting that most famous of Friar’s old boys, Huw Wheldon of the BBC, mentor to Jonathan Miller, Botney and so many others… See previous posts.

Vallance-Owen was also of St John’s College, Cambridge a la Ronnie Waterhouse and to cap it all, he was a junior doc to Royal Doc Lord Horace Evans who arranged for Anthony Eden to be Taken Out after Eden pissed off Brenda… Horace Evans I note worked at the London Hospital, the site of gross exploitation of The Poor of the East End that, by the 1960s, had spiralled into a Top Doc-led cartel of impressive proportions involving Harold Macmillan’s mates, the Krays, Gwynne and Dafydd and culminated in Lord Bob Winston, Sir William Asscher and Brave Wendy Training there…

See posts eg. ‘Oliver’s Army’ and ‘The Logic Of Medicine’ for details of how, in the late 1960s, London Hospital senior academics Prof Clifford Wilson and Sir John Rogers Ellis were given responsibility for the postgrad training of all Top Docs based in London and organised their placements in hospitals throughout the south of England, including in the West Country. They had colleagues throughout the region, including in Bristol and in Taunton – their man in Taunton was Dr Brian Wykeham Webb – who were part of a huge organised abuse network, targeting other abusers to join the party, as well as potential victims… One of which seems to have been me.

I wonder why the stupid old gits just couldn’t take no for an answer after Dafydd tried his luck, following Gwynne’s efforts that blew up in his face? Oh, I forgot. If you’re part of a Gang that rapes 12 yr old boys, you’re not used to taking no for an answer, particularly if the Attorney General blocks prosecutions of celebrity paedophiles and even Lord Denning – as well as others – will rig the trials of anyone who goes a little too far and finds themselves charged with serious offences.

Horace Evans, 1st Baron Evans
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Horace Evans, 1st Baron Evans, 1962, taken by Walter Bird.[1]
Born 1 January 1903

Died 26 October 1963 (aged 60)
Nationality English
Occupation General Physician
Known for Royal physician,research in nephritis and hypertension,

Surgical recommendation

(Note: Horace pegged out at a not very great age in the aftermath of the Profumo Affair at a time convenient to many. Horace was a physician with an interest in nephrology who was based at the London Hospital; William Asscher trained at the London in the late 1950s/early 60s and early on in his career developed an interest in nephrology, becoming a general physician and a Leading Expert In Nephrology. Although the Cause Closest to Sir William’s heart was facilitating the Westminster Paedophile Ring.)

Brave Wendy trained at the London Hospital in the late 1950s/early 1960s and Lord Bob Winton followed hot on Brave Wendy’s heels.

Lord Robert Armstrong was Ted Heath’s Principal Private Secretary when some very excessive things were going on in Somerset involving the Tory Party. I hope to return to this on the blog soon; I’ve been sent info that I need to read first.

In 1951, he joined the notable Russell Fraser endocrinology ménage at the Postgraduate Medical School, Hammersmith Hospital.

Joining the party already underway at Hammersmith enjoyed by Hugh Bentall – whose son Richard was a psychologist working with Dafydd and the Gang – and his mates who were purchasing themselves Chairs after senior colleagues had been found dead in suspicious circumstances on hospital premises, perpetrating international research fraud, giving lecturing jobs to secretaries who became their mistresses and of course concealing patient harm and deaths. See ‘Interesting Facts…’

A decade before the invention of the seminal radioimmunoassay for insulin, John had become one of the small number of determined researchers (which included the likes of Sir Philip Randle, Joe Bornstein and J Juda Groen) attempting to bioassay the very low concentrations of the hormone in normal and diabetic human blood. This centred on its stimulation of the glucose uptake of the excised, surviving rat hemidiaphragm, a delicate preparation requiring much skill and paraphernalia! His long and faithful attachment to this technique was driven by his finding that plasma from some patients with diabetes (and from some without) actually suppressed insulin stimulation of the hemidiaphragm, an inhibitory activity that appeared to be associated with the albumin fraction. In an era when diabetes research was dominated by reports of a profusion of blood-borne insulin-inhibitory fractions, the Vallance-Owen ‘synalbumin insulin antagonist’ attracted international attention as a putative causal agent of diabetes and perhaps a contributor to other conditions.

The further exploration of this antagonist claimed most of the rest of his active research career. He took it to the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, in 1955 as a Rockefeller travelling fellow. Intensive work on it continued when, in 1958, he became a consultant physician, senior lecturer and then reader in the department of medicine, King’s College, Newcastle upon Tyne, and in 1966 after his appointment as chair of medicine at Queen’s University Belfast.

So after Vallance-Owen of Gwynne’s Gang passed through Gwynne’s mate Lord John Walton’s domain in Newcastle, he landed in Belfast, the location of the Kincora Boys’ Home and the VIP paedophile ring, of which Lord Mountbatten and Sir Anthony Blunt were members.

Dr Morris Fraser, the Belfast-based paedophile child psychiatrist who was treating boys at Kincora, was allowed to continue practicing after appearing before the GMC in the mid-1970s after he had been convicted of a sex offence against a child. The Chair of the GMC panel who heard the case was psychiatrist William Threthowan, Mr Big Of Guy’s Hospital who went to Oundle School with so many of the Gang’s mates, including Harriet Harman’s dad (see previous posts). The MDU barrister for the case was Paddy Mayhew, who, in 1990 and 91, as Attorney General, authorised all of those High Court cases against me even though the MDU and the barristers working on the cases knew that the Gang were perjuring themselves and that became evident in open court as their stories fell apart. See ‘Some Big Legal Names Enter The Arena’ and ‘The Bitterest Pill’.

Paddy, a member of Middle Temple a la Greville Janner, Ronnie Waterhouse, Lord Thomas Scott Baker and Dame Babs Mills, became a Tory MP and Secretary of State for N Ireland, April 1992-May 1997. Paddy was appointed to the N Ireland job after his successful term as AG…

Morris Fraser subsequently relocated to mainland Britain and worked at UCL and Springfield Hospital. He then set up a sailing organisation for young people in Cornwall.

Publications on the antagonist continued to appear until the early 1970s, despite the virtually total eclipse of insulin bioassays by the sensitive and specific radioimmunoassay, the recognition of binding antibodies in the blood of insulin treated diabetic patients and failures of others to reproduce some of the findings.

Clinical teaching and Queen’s University administrative duties bulked increasingly large in John’s life during this period and his reflections on the life of the clinical academic were expressed in his inaugural lecture ‘Medical practice, teaching and research’, delivered in 1968 and later published in paperback (Belfast, Queen’s University of Belfast, 1971).

One Belfast link among Civil Service mandarins was Sir David Fell, a Queen’s University graduate. I worked with Harriet, Sir David’s daughter, when I was working with the CRC at Nottingham University, Sept-Dec 1987. See eg. ‘Oh Lordy, It’s CR UK’. I liked Harriet and she and her friend Mark, also a Nottingham med student like Harriet, used to chat at length with me re the appalling practices and research fraud that we were witnessing. Harriet and Mark both later left medicine, saying that they wished that they had never wasted their time with it…

When I knew Harriet, her dad was Permanent Secretary in the Dept of Economic Development. In 1991 Sir David was appointed Head of the N Ireland Civil Service and was in post throughout Miranda’s Peace Process. Sir David retired suddenly shortly before the Waterhouse Inquiry began and a Special Arrangement was made by the Civil Service to compensate him for his early retirement no less. Yes, Sir David bagged EXTRA dosh for getting the hell out before Ronnie got started… Hansard recorded that the details of Sir David’s ‘compensation package’ would not be revealed.

Not that Sir David needed the dosh; even when I knew Harriet, they were an affluent family as a result of Sir David’s City interests. Previous blog posts list the many City directorships (as well as other directorships) held by Sir David Fell at the time of and after his retirement. Sir David was appointed as Pro-Chancellor of Queen’s University, Belfast in 2005.

In 2008 Sir David was appointed Chair of the Senate at Queen’s University Belfast. In 2008 I began working on an EU-funded three year project in which the lead partner was Queen’s University Belfast. Our team from Bangor liked our Belfast colleagues but I wonder if someone in High Office realised who the research fellow from Bangor was and thus Sir David was mobilised?

Dates for your diary: Sir David picked up his K in 1995. In July 1995 Peter Morrison was found dead in his house, Dafydd bent Civil Service Mandarin mate Bing Spear had died four days previously and Brown was forced out of his job in the same month. July 1995 also saw the ‘retirement’ of Dafydd that wasn’t (see ‘the Evolution Of A Drugs Baron’) and the closing down of the North Wales Hospital that didn’t close down. Gwynne and Dafydd’s old mate David Hunt returned to the Welsh Office as Secretary of State between 26 June 1995 and 5 July 1995 to hide the evidence as best as he could and Virginia Bottomley was tasked with the same at the Dept of Health before scarpering on 5 July 1995 and handing over to Stephen Dorrell, where Dorrell continued clearing up the blood of some and spilling the blood of many more. Stephen needs to explain those sexual assaults of patients carried out by Simon Leeson’s junior docs in north Wales (see ‘More Hollywood Gossip’), the forged documentation, the havoc that continued to prevail at St George’s when Bodger lived on after the exposure of the big research fraud in 1994 for which Malcolm Pearce was publicly scapegoated but provided with a behind-the-scenes safety net after he was struck off (see ‘Now Then…’) and of course Dafydd’s booming business in the Class A drug dealing sector.

Dorrell and the Gang’s network go back a long way, he represented Leicestershire constituencies from 1979, while the ring raged in that county, until 2015.

I have detailed Dorrell’s numerous interests in previous posts. After he allowed the most atrocious criminal activity to flourish in the Dept of Health, 5 July 1995-2 May 1997, – Dorrell knew all about the guilty culprits beforehand, he had served as a junior Minister in the Dept of Health, 1990-April 1992 – Dorrell had much to do with matters Health, especially in the private sector. A few highlights:

In November 2012 Dorrell was reported to the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA) after arranging to sell his London flat to “friends” who owned a chain of nursing homes, subsequently renting it back at £1,400 a month, funded by the taxpayer. Dorrell’s impartiality as Chairman of the Health Select Committee as the time was questioned; the Health Select Committee was investigating social care, and some of the chain’s nursing homes had been criticised by the CQC. Dorrell’s fellow Committee members were not aware of his financial connection with the chain of nursing homes. Call Me Dave refused to get involved, saying it was a matter for IPSA. IPSA said that the rules banned MPs from renting from family members, not from friends.

In November 2014, Dorrell announced his future retirement from the House to take a job with consultancy KPMG in “a senior role supporting their health and public service practice…”. The role, Dorrell said, was “incompatible with seeking re-election to the House of Commons”. Neighbouring Loughborough MP Nicky Morgan described Dorrell as “a really important political figure in Leicestershire since 1979. He has been a great support to me”. Does Nicky have any other supporters who collude with serious crime whom we should know about?

In December 2014, Dorrell was criticised for alleged conflict of interest when it became clear that he would be working both as an MP and KPMG consultant for six months until the election, and that KPMG were considering bidding for a £1 billion NHS contract. Pointing out that Dorrell had previously admitted the two roles were incompatible, Dr Clive Peedell, co-leader of the National Health Action Party, called for him to resign from one of the posts. Dorrell responded saying no issues were raised as he was not seeking re-election.

Come on Dr Clive, just dish the dirt on Dorrell keeping schtum about criminal Top Docs! That’ll finish Dorrell off.

In January 2015, a group of six pensioners, who called at Dorrell’s offices in Thurmaston to hand in a 2,286 signature petition calling on him to resign, were told they were trespassing and the police would be called. Hanif Asmal, Chairman of Charnwood Conservative Association, claimed that police were called as the group didn’t have an appointment.

That’s the sort of thing that happens to me when I turn up at guilty people’s offices with Evidence…

Dorrell has been criticised for his actions when, in 2009, his family-owned firm went into a prepack administration, a “controversial” but legal procedure which the Gov’t’s Insolvency Service said was “mocking rules”. David Blake, Director of the Cass Business School in London, believes the method is used to dump pension fund liabilities. His stake was in clothing company, Faithful, a family business established in the 19th century which made blue collar workwear in Worcester. Finance Director Steve Hall reported the company had been quite profitable until 2004 when it was split between Dorrell and his brother. By 2005, after loss-making acquisitions, the company pensions deficit was almost £3 million. The pension scheme was changed to money purchase, and the factory site was pledged to support it. However, when the site was sold, some of the money was used to buy another business, and the firm was bought by stock market-listed Wensum. None of the money was paid into the pension scheme. Per Dorrell, the scheme then required 10% of annual turnover, making (debt or equity) restructuring (by financiers) impossible. An independent trustee was appointed, the pension fund received nothing and Wensum continued as a company. In May 2009, Wensum was put into a prepack administration which allowed a new company, GG125, to acquire Wensum’s assets for £7.9 million, whilst leaving its debts unpaid. GG125 was then renamed Wensum Group Limited. The deal was completed in a day, Dorrell receiving a director salary (increased to £200,000 in September 2009) plus 15% share ownership in the new company. As company contributions had ceased, the workers were put into the Pension Protection Fund (PPF), which caps (often reducing) personal payouts and tends to erode with inflation. Hall expected 30–40% pension loss to him as such. Dorrell and his wife had already withdrawn their pensions. Dorrell claimed he had lost £550,000 because of the failure and that the alternative to the prepack would have offered less.

The prepack was criticised as “completely immoral”, and inappropriate for listed companies, by a South African creditor, LA group. It had sold a clothing manufacturer to Wensum in May 2009 for Wensum shares which became worthless and ceased after the prepack.

Dorrell’s origins, family and business interests are in Worcestershire, stomping ground of Thatch’s good mate and long-serving Gang member and friend of Edward du Cann and Tiny Rowland Peter Walker… (see ‘Holding The Country To Ransom – Part I’ and Holding The Country To Ransom – Part II’). Not that C was ever going to mention a word.

Dorrell was reckoned by the Health Service Journal to be the 24th most influential person in the English NHS in 2015 after he became Chair of the NHS Confederation. Just the man that the NHS needs!

In 2018, Dorrell became the Chair of healthcare consultancy LaingBuisson.

Dorrell was one of the Tories who defected to the Lib Dems the other day and he is standing as the candidate for a seat in Bucks in the forthcoming General Election.

 

Sir David Fell was Chair of the N Ireland Council of the Prince’s Trust, 1999-2005.

See previous posts for details of Sir David Fell, Virginia, Dorrell etc.

I liked Sir David’s daughter; she was a very nice girl who, like so many of us, was being treated badly by fraudsters and criminals in medicine. Sir David should have given them a good kick, his daughter told him what was going on. Perhaps Sir David could do us all a favour and now dish the dirt on Miranda’s sleazy double dealing re the N Ireland Peace Process, particularly in the light of John Hume as a student having known Colm O’Kane.

Colm succeeded Hector MacKenzie as Deputy General Secretary of COHSE, 1987-93; he then served as Deputy Gen Sec of UNISON, 1993-94 in partnership with Dave Prentis and Tom Sawyer, before Prentis succeeded to the same role alone. Hector succeeded David Williams as Dep Gen Secretary of COHSE. Williams had worked as an Angel at Denbigh with Gwynne in the 1950s. Hector, Williams and Colm all climbed the ladder to the top of COHSE during the same period of time. Hector had worked as a psych Angel in Cumbria and had found out whatever it was that Willie Whitelaw was doing in Cumbria that made Whitelaw invaluable to the Westminster Paedophile Ring; Williams was at the scene of Gwynne’s crimes; and Colm Knew About Something Big as well. Colm who knew John Hume.

Colm Sean O’Kane (1935-14 June 2005) was born in County Londonderry. O’Kane studied at St Columb’s College alongside John Hume. Colm then became a mental health nurse, working at Purdysburn Hospital in Belfast then worked at Darenth Park Hospital in Kent, with people with learning disabilities. Finally, Colm worked at Aston Hall Hospital in Derbyshire. Not only was Derbyshire the location of yet another big ring that exchanged staff with the Gang in north Wales, but Aston Hall Hospital is one institution that has received a lot of publicity in recent years in terms of patients, including children, being subjected to horrors worthy of the North Wales Hospital in terms of being drugged and/or subjected to ridiculous therapies while they were repeatedly sexually assaulted or raped. Aston Hall Top Doctor Kenneth Milner in particular has been named repeatedly as having been behind all this and his targets have made it clear that a lot of other people knew what was happening to them…

There have been investigations into Milner and Aston Hall and the case is well known. Yet Gwynne and Dafydd were if anything worse and there has been no investigation into them or Denbigh and the media who maxed out on Milner and Aston Hall are still doing their best to pretend that this blog doesn’t exist.

See ‘Mr Fawlty, I No Want To Work Here Any More’ for details of Colm, John Hume et al.

Brave Mo Mowlam with Miranda:

Mo Mowlam for most of her life lived and worked on the turf of Lord John Walton’s North East ring; but then so did Miranda’s dad. Mo and Miranda both held Commons seats on Walton’s manor. Mo’s Top Docs lied about that brain tumour of hers. Mo wasn’t well enough to undertake the N Ireland role and info about Mo failing to cope was suppressed. Mo of course can’t tell us, she died in Aug 2005, the month after I was given my PhD. Mo’s husband Jonathan Norton like Mo also died prematurely, on 3 Feb 2009. Jonathan, Mo’s City banker husband who led New Labour’s ‘prawn cocktail’ offensive, in which they toadied to very rich people.

‘[Mo Mowlam] was the catalyst that allowed politics to move forward which led to the signing of the Good Friday Agreement in April 1998. She cut through conventions and made difficult decisions that gave momentum to political progress.’ –Peter Hain, 2005. Cherie, Miranda and their crooked-as-fuck senior colleague George Carman QC were members of Lincoln’s Inn, as was Lord Denning. Because Lord Denning lived for so long and was active and compos mentis – well, as much as he ever had been – Cherie and Miranda will have benefited greatly from their Lord D association… Lord D who’s brother Sir Norman held successive roles at the very top of Naval Intelligence, as discussed in previous posts.

His talent for management and administration was further called upon when, in 1981, following a politically-inspired emigration of doctors from Malta, he accepted the somewhat urgent invitation to become director of Maltese Medical Services and organiser of clinical teaching.

We’re seeing the consequences of that in Malta at the moment. The Top Docs’ contribution goes back to the 1960s, when Norman Denning’s – and Lord Mountbatten’s – colleague Admiral Sir Alec Bingley, NATO Commander of the Mediterranean fleet, was stationed in Malta. Sir Alec’s wife Lady Juliet, the daughter of Bart’s surgeon Reginal Vick, was an LSE-educated social worker and a mate of Gwynne and Dafydd. Lady Juliet was mates with Dom Mintoff, the Maltese PM, who was a senior member of the Maltese Mafia. Dom was also mates with Richard Crossman and the trade union leader Lord Jack Jones. Everyone used to pop over to Malta and stay at Dom’s place, as discussed in previous posts. Lady Juliet ‘built hospitals and developed welfare facilities’ for Malta.

In the 1970s, Lady Juliet became the leading light in MIND and then her son William took over… William ended up as CEO of the Mental Health Act Commission, as Chair of an NHS Trust in Lancashire, with academic posts and also ran his own consultancy, who’s services were purchased by the NHS Trust of which William was Chair. William was obliged to resign as Chair when that became public; he died three weeks later, in 2011, in a fell walking accident. William was married to Helen, a psych Angel and they established a charidee that helps Poor Wimmin on the Indian sub-continent. See previous posts for details.

Serious organised crime. At least the Maltese have forced their Gov’t Ministers to resign over the past few days and their mates have been arrested…

He was approaching retirement when, in 1983, he was invited to become foundation professor of medicine and associate dean of the new Chinese University of Hong Kong. A member of his staff there reports that as director he never held departmental meetings but settled matters ‘face-to-face within his office or along the corridor’. Clinical ward rounds and bedside teaching were regular parts of his academic life in the University Hospital. He succeeded in gaining recognition for the Hong Kong MB BCh by the British General Medical Council, and played an important role in the establishment of the Hong Kong College of Physicians.

Meet Fat Pang, former MP for Bath who was given the job as Guv’nor of Hong Kong as a booby prize when he lost his Commons seat. Pang’s wife Lady Lavender helped C in the AAM when C was a Radical Young Thing in the AAM with Dafydd and Gwynne’s mate David Ennals, Mr Thrope and the rest of the crowd.

Don’t buy a Necklace from Peter Hain’s Bespoke Jewellery collection whatever you do, it’ll be a worse experience than Care and Counselling from a gang of sex offenders.

 

Wake up Britain. These people are not Nice Young Doctors, they are gangsters, they have gone all over the world and made links with other gangsters and they are an enormous threat to health and stability on a global level.

‘Ah did not have sexual relations with that woman’

I’ll just let Sir David Fell know that as soon as I arrived at the CRC Labs in Nottingham University, I noticed how badly his daughter Harriet was being treated by the fools and fuckwits who reigned there. I also overheard a conversation between the dreadful Sandra Gribben and Malcolm Pimm in which the Cunning Plan to force Harriet out of Nottingham Medical School was discussed. I thought it was appalling Sir David, so although you did sod all to protect me, I’m delighted to have dropped this bomb of a blog on the people who forced Harriet out a career and made her so unhappy.

BTW, if Harriet and the others who had to endure Pimm are reading, I’ll let you all know that the crusty, unpleasant, condemning old fart Pimm graduated from Liverpool University in the mid-1960s with a Third…

Malcolm ‘Just scraped through’ Pimm was something to do with Dafydd. It’s why I ended up having to tolerate the hopeless old bugger (who was party to Prof Robert Baldwin’s massive research fraud at the CRC) as my boss – after the Gang had used Hammersmith Hospital to ensure that I was offered a job by Baldwin that seemed to be just what I wanted – before I gave up and resigned.

Following his formal retirement in 1988, he returned to England. He maintained clinical and academic contacts in an honorary role at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School, as an adviser to the Regional Health Authority, and continued in private practice until 2004, when he finally withdrew to his home near Cambridge.

A jovial and outgoing man, his vigorous physical and sporting activities were little affected by a birth injury of hand and arm, and he played tennis to a high standard.

No premature disability or health inequalities for them, unless they grass on their colleagues in which case they are found dead. ‘Suicide’.

He died aged 90, two years after a stroke which had left him with frustrating dysphasia. He was survived by his wife Renée Audrey Jean née Thornton, their four children (Andrew, Sarah, Kate and Colin), and 11 grandchildren.

Harry Keen wrote this obituary of one of Gwynne’s Gangster Gang. Harry Keen is of course better known as Uncle Harry.

Gangsters Ed, people trafficking, drug dealing gangsters, as I have been maintaining for years, you indulged Primrose Hill-dwelling TOSSERS with your Radical Consciences.I saw what they were doing to the people in whom you were just not interested.

 

To begin at the beginning once more with cardiologist Alastair Hunter, Daddy Of St George’s Serious Organised Crime, who was joined in his Dept at St George’s by cardiologist Aubrey Leatham. Aubrey’s son, Edward Leatham, is a cardiologist based in Surrey and will know Vincent Marks and his colleagues:

Dr. Edward Leatham

Consultant Cardiologist and Physician

A Consultant Cardiologist and Physician with over 20 years experience in cardiology and internal medicine. He has been practicing Cardiology in Guildford since 1998 and was lead Clinician and R&D lead at The Royal Surrey County Hospital, where he established services including: 1 stop chest pain clinic, diagnostic angiography and pacing service, Transoesophageal echo, Stress echo perfusion, Cardiac MRI and most recently Cardiac CT.

He is Director and founder of the Surrey Cardiovascular Clinic and is one of four Guildford Cardiologists responsible for the NHS Guildford Coronary Care Unit (CCU), as well as Honorary Consultant at Frimley Park NHS Trust  and The Royal Brompton Hospital in London where he treats patients with angioplasty and coronary stents.

He is also co-founder of local charity Heart and Stroke Trust Endeavour (HASTE)

Main NHS appointment

Consultant Cardiologist Royal Surrey County Hospital.

When I worked in Surrey, there were some appalling cock-ups in the Royal Surrey County Hospital. They were kept quiet, even when one of them damaged a member of Vincent Marks’ team (not me but one of my colleagues); everyone discussed the obvious negligence behind closed doors but as their friends and families worked there no-one raised concerns. The staff of the Royal Surrey Hospital took part in the big cancer research fraud that was exposed in 1990 and resulted in the (presumed) suicide of Prof Tim McElwain. See ‘Reports Of Death Were Greatly Exaggerated’ and ‘Apocalypse Now’.

Edward Leatham can also be found on the BUPA website, on the Nuffield Health website and on the smashwords e book website. smashwords tells us that:

Edward Leatham is an interventional Cardiologist based in Guildford Surrey. Having studied Medicine at Cambridge and the London Hospital he started qualified in 1986 and after 5 years of training in internal medicine and Cardiology wrote his MD thesis on coronary disease and Thrombosis.

So Edward qualified at the London Hospital the year in which Dafydd’s people-trafficking partner in crime Brave Wendy was cleared of ‘clinical incompetence’! The entire London Hospital knew what the reality was behind that row; some medical students did not like what Brave Wendy was up to one bit but they’d have been finished if they’d raised concerns. After winning her battle, Brave Wendy became a member of the GMC and stayed there for years…

Edward has been practicing as a consultant interventional cardiologist since 1996 with an interest in coronary imaging to detect heart disease since 2002. Following a plaintiff appeal for more specialist equipment and space in Guildford Royal Surrey NHS Hospital the Heart and Stroke Trust Endeavour (HASTE) was launched by his patient Peter Hutley and the HASTE wing built to provide the people of Surrey with specialist Cardiac Imaging and Cardiac department. In 2012 with the help of Rock star (Queen) Roger Taylor and local lawyer Gerald Bland, HASTE Academy was launched as a resource to help raise awareness of common medical conditions linked to heart disease and stroke.

Roger Taylor from Queen! Edward Leatham has celeb friends!

Roger’s former colleague Freddie Mercury died from AIDS and was somehow connected to Dafydd’s Gang; Mercury either used services provided by the Gang in his bisexual swinging days or he was treated at the Mildmay Hospital in the East End. The Mildmay was converted into an AIDS hospice after Gwynne and Dafydd’s partner in crime in the East End, the Labour MP Peter Shore – his wife Liz Shore was Gov’t Deputy CMO and held senior roles re the postgrad training of Top Docs in London (see previous posts) – ordered Ken Clarke to open the coffers of the Dept of Health in 1987 Or Else. The boys who had been in the children’s homes in north Wales who were trafficked to London were dying from AIDS and the Mildmay hid them as they died. There was one high profile celeb who died there as well; I suspect Freddie Mercury. One of the Patrons of the Mildmay was/is Angie from EastEnders, Dirty Den’s wife, who in real life is married to Brian MaySee the source imagefrom Queen…  See ‘Apocalypse Now’. Peter Shore went to Quarry Bank School in Liverpool a la John Lennon… See previous posts.

I’m not going to discuss Roger Taylor’s rock network here or I’ll never finish, but this is interesting:

Roger Taylor was born on 26 July 1949 at West Norfolk & Lynn Hospital in King’s Lynn. The new maternity ward was opened by Princess Elizabeth (the future queen, Elizabeth II), where she was introduced to 16 new mothers including Winifred Taylor, his mother. Taylor first lived at 87 High Street in King’s Lynn, and later moved to Beulah Street in the town. Taylor’s first school was Rosebury Avenue school. Taylor moved to Truro, Cornwall, with his mother, father Michael and younger sister Clare. He briefly attended Truro Cathedral School; at the age of 13, he joined Truro School as a day boy. At the age of 15, Taylor became a member of the Reaction, a semi-professional rock band formed mainly of boys from Truro School.

Sir Patrick Vallance latterly of St George’s Hospital and now the UK Gov’ts Chief Scientist went to Truro School.

Taylor had originally learned guitar, but became a drummer when he realised he had a more natural aptitude for it. Taylor taught himself to tune his drums, inspired by Keith Moon of the Who because of the “great drums sounds” on the early Who records. Another key influence on Taylor was drummer Mitch Mitchell of the Jimi Hendrix Experience, whom, Taylor stated, was his early role model.

In 1967, Taylor went to London to study dentistry at the London Hospital Medical College – in the thick of Gwynne and Dafydd’s partner Gang – but he became bored with dentistry. He changed to biology and obtained a BSc at East London Polytechnic

Anyone for saving Badgers?Dr Dafydd Alun Jones

 

Now for a few more of the bastards who rode on the coat-tails of Gwynne and Dafydd’s mate Douglas Black.

The original members of the Black Committee, as well as Black, were Prof Peter Townshend (the LSE sociologist whom I have discussed previously on this blog, along with his wife, former Bristol MP Baroness Jean Corson), Prof Jerry Morris (a Top Doc who was one of Dafydd’s network, also discussed in previous posts; Jerry was the man who was responsible for many of the ideas associating ‘stress’ with heart disease which, by the time that I was at Hammersmith Hospital in 1987, other members of the Gang’s network were denouncing in our lectures as nonsense), Dr David Player, Margaret Whitehead and two senior civil servants ie. Peter Shore’s wife Dr Liz the People Trafficker and Prof Anthony Buller, who at the time of the Black Committee, was Gov’t Chief Scientist.

Dame Margaret McRae Whitehead DBE (born 28 September 1948) holds the W.H. Duncan chair in Public Health at the University of Liverpool. She heads the World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Policy Research on the Social Determinants of Health. Whitehead has published extensively on the effects of social equality on health and also the social consequences of chronic ill health. She has advised on Gov’t policy and has written reports for the WHO on tackling inequalities in health.

Margaret is also an Associate Editor for the Cochrane Public Health Review Group since 2008 and holds a visiting Professorship at the Karolinska Institute.

Whitehead was appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) in the 2016 New Year Honours for services to public health.

Longstanding research interests have been the assessment of policies and strategies to tackle inequalities in health and in health care. The current research programme that Margaret Whitehead leads focuses on the social dimensions of ill-health. In particular it traces social pathways to and from health inequalities and what this means for developing more effective health and social policy. The programme explores not only the social causes of ill health, but also the adverse consequences of having a chronic illness, such as reduced income and employment chances, social isolation and stigma in relation to specific tracer conditions. With international collaborators, her studies are looking at the ways in which health and social welfare systems themselves reduce or exacerbate the adverse consequences of ill-health and what can be done to improve the situation. Margaret is keenly involved in knowledge transfer: finding ways for research evidence to get to where it can be most useful in informing policy-making and public health practice.

Here’s a bit of info about Margaret as provided on her webpage at Liverpool University:

Photo of Prof Dame Margaret Whitehead

Prof Dame Margaret Whitehead DBE, PhD, FFPH, FMedScience

Personal Statement

I hold the W.H. Duncan Chair of Public Health in the Department of Public Health and Policy, where I lead the ‘Policy Research on Social determinants and Health Inequalities’ research group. My expertise is in public health, health inequalities, social epidemiology, health and social policy analysis, evidence synthesis.

My passionate interest over the past thirty years has been social inequalities in health – most especially what can be done to tackle them. To this end, I have served on every major inquiry on the subject from the updating of the Black Report in ‘the Health Divide’, to the Acheson Inquiry, the Review of Health Inequalities in England Post-2010. and the Senior Advisory Board of the WHO European Review of Social Determinants of Health and the Health Divide.

With UK and international colleagues, I am developing ways of assessing the health inequalities impact of complex social interventions and natural policy experiments to address the social determinants of health, as typified by the EU DEMETRIQ project, which I jointly co-ordinated, and the THRIVE project with Sweden, Denmark, Canada and the UK on the health inequalities impact of policies to extend working lives.

Since 2005, I have been Head of the World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre for Policy Research on Determinants of Health Equity, hosted in the Department of Public Health and Policy. Work for WHO encompasses a full range of issues, from ethics to action, including concepts and principles of equity for health, strategies for tackling social inequalities in health, and an initiative to develop indicators of policy progress.

I am also Co-Director of LiLaC: the Liverpool and Lancaster Universities Collaboration for Public Health Research, which is one of the eight institutional members of the NIHR School for Public Health Research (SPHR); Liverpool Lead for the NIHR Policy research Unit: the UK Public Health Research Consortium and Lead for the People Theme in the NIHR Health Protection Research Unit in Gastrointestinal Infections.

In 2014, I chaired the Independent Inquiry into Health Equity for the North of England (the Due North Report), commissioned by Public Health England, which sets out recommendations for Northern agencies to work together across sectors, as well as for central government to play its full part. Since then, I have been actively involved in initiatives with Public Health England to take forward the research agenda stemming from the Due North recommendations.

I was awarded a Damehood in the 2016 New Year Honours list for services to public healthDr Dafydd Alun Jones and in particular the field of health inequalities.

In 2018 I was selected by the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK as an ‘Outstanding ‘Woman in Medicine’ for the RCP’s celebratory exhibition of ‘women in medicine’

Margaret’s Prizes or Honours:

  • Selected by the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK as an ‘Outstanding ‘Woman in Medicine’ for the RCP’s celebratory exhibition of ‘women in medicine’ (Royal College of Physicians, 2018)
  • Alwyn Smith Award of the Faculty of Public Health of the Royal Colleges of Physicians for contribution to improving the health of the public. (Faculty of Public Health of the Royal Colleges of Physicians, 2018)
  • Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences (Academy of Medical Sciences , 2017)
  • Awarded a Damehood for services to public health, and in particular the field of health inequalities (Queen’s New Year’s Honours List, 2016)
  • Life Membership of the Society for Social Medicine for services to population health. (Society for Social Medicine, 2014)
  • Visiting Professorship, Karolinska Institute, 2013-16 (Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, 2013)
  • Fellowship of the Faculty of Public Health (Royal Colleges of Physicians, 2001)

It should be remembered that ‘The Health Divide’, the follow-up of Douglas Black’s 1980 Ground-breaking Report by Whitehead and others, was published in 1988, the year in which Tony Francis and the BMA were mobilising forces in collaboration with the CRC in an attempt to surround and outnumber me…

Here’s an extract from Hansard 2008, featuring Margaret and friends/colleagues – some of the names have starred in previous posts – all of whom Didn’t Know. By 2008, Dafydd’s colleagues had ensured that Merfyn’s wife Nerys didn’t survive a serious illness; Eric Hobsbawm’s pal Gordon was PM and Gordon was in the throes of an impressively vindictive campaign in an effort to remove Merfyn as VC of Bangor University:

Health Inequalities – Health Committee Contents

Witnesses


Thursday 13 March 2008
Dr Fiona Adshead, Deputy Chief Medical Officer and Chief Government Advisor on Health Inequalities, Mr Mark Britnell, Director General, Commissioning and System Management, and Ms Una O’Brien, Director of Policy and Strategy, Department of Health
Thursday 27 March 2008
Dr Anna Dixon, Acting Director of Policy, The King’s Fund, Professor Hilary Graham, Professor of Health Sciences, University of York, and Professor Margaret Whitehead, Professor of Public Health, University of Liverpool
Professor Kay-Tee Khaw, Professor of Clinical Gerontology, University of Cambridge, Professor Richard Wilkinson, Professor of Social Epidemiology, University of Nottingham, and Professor Sir Michael Marmot, Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, and Chairman, Commission on Social Determinants of Health
Thursday 3 April 2008
Dr Jacky Chambers, Director of Public Health, Heart of Birmingham Teaching PCT, Ms Alwen Williams, Chief Executive, Tower Hamlets PCT, and Mr David Stout, Director of PCT Network, NHS Confederation
Dr Paula Grey, Joint Director of Public Health, Liverpool PCT/Liverpool City Council, Mr Andy Hull, Divisional Manager, Public Protection and Regeneration, Liverpool City Council, and Mr Jamie Rentoul, Head of Strategy, Healthcare Commission
Wednesday 30 April 2008
Professor Ken Judge, University of Bath, Professor Mike Kelly, Director, Centre for Public Health Excellence, National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, and Professor Sally Macintyre, Director, MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit
Professor Edward Melhuish, Birkbeck, University of London, Director, National Evaluation of Sure Start, Ms Pauline Naylor, Programme Manager, Sure Start Barkerend Children’s Centre, Mr Richard Sharp, West Ham and Plaistow, New Deal for Communities, and Ms Frances Rehal, Director/Chief Executive Officer, Sure Start Millmead Children’s Centre
Thursday 22 May 2008
Professor Alan Maryon-Davis, President, Faculty of Public Health, Professor Julian Le Grand, Chair, Health England, and Dr Susan Jebb, Foresight Obesity Project
Mr Paul Jenkins, Chief Executive, Rethink, Ms Saranjit Sihota, Head of Public Policy, Diabetes UK, and Ms Deborah Arnott, Director, ASH
Thursday 5 June 2008
Dr Hamish Meldrum, Chairman of Council, British Medical Association, Professor Martin Roland, Director, National Primary Care Research and Development Centre, and Dr Julian Tudor Hart, retired GP and Research Fellow, University of Wales
Professor James Nazroo, Professor of Sociology, University of Manchester, Ms Margit Physant, Health Policy Adviser, Age Concern, and Mr Peter Baker, Chief Executive, Men’s Health Forum
Thursday 23 October 2008
Professor Peter C Smith, Professor of Health Economics, Professor Mark Sculpher, Professor of Health Economics, University of York, and Professor John Harris, Professor of Bioethics, University of Manchester
Ms Christine Bidmead, Health Visitor, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, Professor Kaye Wellings, Professor of Sexual and Reproductive Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and Professor Jane Sandall, Professor of Midwifery and Women’s Health, King’s College London
Wednesday 5 November 2008
Mr Jamie Oliver, Chef and Broadcaster
Thursday 6 November 2008
Mr Mike Eland, Director General of Enforcement and Compliance, HM Revenue and Customs, and Brodie Clark, Head of the Border Force, UK Border Agency
Mr Rob Ballantyne, Independent Planning and Health Consultant, and Mr Neil Blackshaw, Head, NHS London Healthy Urban Development Unit
Thursday 13 November 2008
Baroness Morgan of Drefelin, a Member of the House of Lords, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, and Noreen Graham, Deputy Director for the Pupil Well-being Health and Safety Unit, Department for Children, Schools and Families
Ms Gill Fine, Director of Consumer Choice and Dietary Health, and Mrs Rosemary Hignett, Head of Nutrition Division, Food Standards Agency
Wednesday 19 November 2008
Rt Hon Alan Johnson MP, Secretary of State, and Mr Hugh Taylor CB, Permanent Secretary, Department of Health

Hugh Taylor, the Permanent Secretary at the Dept of Health in 2008 when chaos and serious crime were the order of the day, aka Sir Hugh Henderson Taylor, KCB (born 22 March 1950) was educated at Brentwood School and Emmanuel College, Cambridge. Lord Tom King is an alumnus of Emmanuel College, Cambridge. Taylor began his Civil Service career at the Home Office in 1972. Taylor will remember Grocer Heath’s Home Secretary, 20 June 1970-18 July 1972, dear old Reggie Maudling. Reggie was on board with the Gang’s network of corrupt businessmen, including John Poulson, but was never forgiven by elements of the Gang after Harold Macmillan dispensed with the services of Gwynne and Dafydd’s mate Selwyn Lloyd as Chancellor of the Exchequer in the Night of the Long Knives and replaced him with Reggie. Reggie was forced to resign as Home Secretary after his role in Poulson’s business empire became public. Reggie developed a major booze problem and Ah the doctors couldn’t help him, despite being, as ever, wonderful. Reggie died in the care of the Gang’s network at the Royal Free Hospital on 14 Feb 1979, when Mr Thrope was awaiting trial.

In May or June 1999, the dead body of Reggie’s son William was found at the bottom of a tower block in north London. Although it was known to be Reggie’s son, the death was not made public for two or three weeks. A helpful copper explained to the media that Reggie’s son had enjoyed the best of beginnings, had gone to Westminster School, become an accountant, but heroin had ruined him Sarge, ooh he ended up in the gutter and now it’s come to this. I’d like to know the truth behind William’s decline and death because had I ever been found dead, a great many lies would have been told about me.

At the time of his death, William Maudling’s sister Caroline – who had when young been a sort of Yoof Journo for the BBC – was living in South Africa.

Hugh Taylor was working in the Civil Service under the Grocer when the lunch at the Clarence in Bridgwater with Thatch was enjoyed in 1973 or 74… Tom King was the MP for Bridgwater who knew that my grandfather was still alive and railing against Edward du Cann. du Cann’s chances of becoming PM were blown in 1974 when the DTI admitted to the dreadful business practices of Lonrho, du Cann, Tiny Rowland et al and the Grocer denounced them as the unacceptable face of capitalism. I don’t know if the lunch at the Clarence took place before or after when those behind the scenes knew that it was all over for du Cann’s PM-ambitions, I haven’t been able to date that lunch exactly. Other people know because they’ve been sending me info but no-one’s told me the precise date, although I was still at Chedzoy School, so I know roughly when it was…

Chedzoy School with the dreadful Headmistress Mrs Fels and her drunken abusive husband Dominic aka Drunken Lisa, who were both part of an organised abuse ring in Tom King’s constituency, as discussed in previous posts.

Hugh Taylor joined the Dept of Health in 1998, when Dobbo was Secretary of State. Dobbo Of Camden may have looked like Father Christmas but the wicked old bugger knew much about Dafydd and Gwynne’s partners in crime in Yorkshire as well as Camden and Dobbo knew about their crime at least as long ago as the 1970s. Dobbo’s constituency of Holborn and St Pancras contained many of those who had been forced into sex work or rendered destitute by the Gang’s accomplices; if I knew they were there, I’m not sure how Dobbo missed them. See previous posts eg. ‘The Most Dangerous Man In The World – Part IV’.

Dobbo succeeded Lena Jeger in his Commons seat. Lena was a Strong Woman in the days when the accepted term was a Formidable Woman and dated back to the heyday of the Labour Party with the old lefties like Footie. In 1948 Lena married Dr Santo Jeger, a GP – one of Uncle Harry’s mates, one of those who founded the Socialist Medical Association and who was an alumnus of University College, Cardiff – who was MP for St Pancras South East, 1945-50, then Holborn and St Pancras, 1950-53. The Jegers were part of the Good Old Days of Gwynne and Dafydd’s business enterprise when Bertrand Russell, Sir Clough and their other mates in the Croesor area were not yet a collection of old crocks. See previous posts for info on Lena and Santo, who were Committed To The Poor, although Lena still managed to not take the sex workers dossing in the worst accommodation in her constituency not too seriously when Campaigning.

Here’s Information On Lena From A Secret File:

 

Hugh Taylor was Permanent Secretary at the Dept of Health between 2006 and 2010, when the Top Docs of the Walton Centre realised that Nerys just had to die. I was unlawfully refused all NHS care myself when Hugh was Permanent Secretary. Although that did mean that they couldn’t murder me on the operating table, they’d have to carry on trying to run me off the road at high speed. Taylor retired as Permanent Secretary on 31 July 2010, to become Chair of Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust in February 2011. He was also enlisted as the interim Chair of Christie Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in March 2014 after Lord Keith Bradley resigned. The law had to be changed to permit Taylor to be a Non-Executive Director of two NHS Trusts at the same time, so someone really wanted Hugh Taylor in those jobs. Hugh who has concealed so much crime, patient harm and deaths. Hugh is also a Trustee of the Nuffield Trust, one of the biggest funders for academic research, lest anyone forget that Fings Break. In 2015 Sir Hugh took up the post as independent Chair of the Accelerated Access Review for bringing innovative medical technologies to NHS patients.

 

The Gang’s Liverpool/Birkenhead network, of which Cherie and Miranda made use –

Michael carr – death – high court cases re the Gang n me – correlate dates, deaths etc

Crosby – Wirral – the professionals who were part of dafydd’s network – Birkenhead – the targets of the gang

George Barrington Porter (11 June 1939-3 November 1996) was a British lawyer and Conservative Party politician.

Educated at Birkenhead School and the University of Oxford, he trained as a solicitor and was a partner and later a consultant at Fanshaw Porter & Hazlehurst Solicitors in Birkenhead. .

Porter contested a number of seats before he found success. He fought a by-election for Liverpool Scotland in 1971, Newton in the February 1974 general election, and Chorley in October 1974.

He was first elected at the 1979 general election as Member of Parliament (MP) for Bebington and Ellesmere Port. After boundary changes for the 1983 election, he was returned for the new constituency of Wirral South.

His death in 1996, after suffering from cancer, eliminated the majority of one enjoyed by the government of John Major in the House of Commons, and the consequent February 1997 by-election was won by Labour‘s Ben Chapman.

A caricature of Porter hangs in the lounge bar of the Cask and Glass Public House in Victoria, London.

Sir George Malcolm Thornton FRSA (born 3 April 1939) is a British Conservative politician.

He was educated at Wallasey Grammar School and later attended Liverpool Nautical College.

Thornton was first elected to Parliament in the 1979 general election, winning the marginal seat of Liverpool Garston from Labour’s Eddie Loyden. In the early 1980s, however, all seats were re-organised with the new boundaries set to come in at the next election. Liverpool Garston would lean strongly towards Labour, so Thornton sought a safer seat in Crosby, just outside Liverpool. However, following the death of Sir Graham Page in 1981, Shirley Williams, a former Labour Cabinet minister who had founded the centrist SDP a few months earlier, won the seat. That by-election had been held at the zenith of Margaret Thatcher‘s unpopularity; however, after that the economy returned to growth and Britain won the Falklands War, so Thatcher called an election in 1983 which was a Tory landslide. Thornton regained the seat, while Eddie Loyden won a redrawn Garston for Labour. However, by 1997, the Conservatives were deeply unpopular and Thornton lost, by a surprisingly wide margin to Labour’s Claire Curtis-Tansley.

In 2007, Sir Malcolm Thornton became the 4th and current Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of the Board of Governors for Liverpool John Moores University.

Sir Malcolm Thornton
4th Pro-Chancellor of Liverpool John Moores University
Assumed office
2007
Preceded by Cdre. Rod Walker DL
Member of Parliament
for Crosby
In office
9 June 1983 – 1 May 1997
Preceded by Shirley Williams
Succeeded by Claire Curtis-Thomas
Member of Parliament
for Liverpool Garston
In office
3 May 1979 – 9 June 1983
Preceded by Eddie Loyden
Succeeded by Eddie Loyden
Wirral Metropolitan Borough Councillor
for North Liscard-Upper Brighton Street
In office
12 April 1973 – 3 May 1979
Preceded by Council Created
Succeeded by B. Nottage
Majority 2,287 (55.2%)
Leader of Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council
In office
1974–1977
Preceded by Bill Whitehurst
Succeeded by Harry Deverill
Personal details
Born 4 March 1939 (age 80)
Nationality British
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s) Rosemary, Lady Thornton

 

Lord Lester’s pile of shit

include and expand on details of mikardo, eric moonman – ‘Britain In Agony’

lord lester was a junior of Elwyn-jones

that Hobsbawm book and the names of the guilty within

any dates etc re Michael carr??

still to do – the Cardiff and vale crowd

Cardiff univ – Elwyn-jones president in 1970 – bill bevan was principal – 1981-82 – all those overseas students studying education at Cardiff

An Absolute Dis-Grace

info from Dirty Rotten Scoundrels –

highlight dates, cover-ups

robyn williams

nerys owen

dis-grace etc

kevin brennan et al

GARETH THOMAS – atlantic Chambers – John Kay???

bertalot – that timetable

the en masse forgery of docs

MDU

dilys

Jeremy corson – mansel aylward

north wales health authority – elfed – enid – Higson

Robert owens house – pic! colwyn bay crowd

simon leesons Leeds colleagues – Richard Kneale link

jayne Wynn – Savile – Malcolm Pearce – kerr haslam

shroff

david williams

gren

david williams

dee link to gren

21 Sep 2017 – The man behind the DWP’s Work Capability Assessment Given top job by Labour AM
Shame on Labour AM Julie James Minister for Skills & Science inviting Mansel Aylward to be new Chair of @lshubwales Life Sciences Hub Wales in a huge insult to disabled people . Mansel Aylward, the guy behind the much hated and discredited DWP’s Work Capability Assessment (WCA). More info here       Mansel Aylward introduced the WCA when Chief Medical Officer of the DWP. He was an early advocate of the “biopsychosocial model” of disability on which the WCA is based. Julie James must know that hundreds or thousands of people have died after being found “fit to work” by the deeply flawed WCA, which has caused so much suffering and destitution to disabled people in Wales.

MANSEL n DAFYDD SCAMS

 

Elwyn-Jones?? that rigged case – all involved!

We Are Not Bloody Well Having It

This post supplies additional information on those who have starred in recent posts and their network, that further nails the lie that the actions of this lot were anything to do with Saving The NHS, Helping The Poor or indeed Opposing Others Who’s Politics They Found Abhorrent.

Colm – refresh – we’re not bloody well having it

Bill Dunn

Bill Dunn COHSE (1927-1983)

Bill Dunn COHSE Hanwell Ambulanceman was born in Liverpool on 8 March 1927. He died of cancer on St Patrick’s Day 17 March 1983 at the age of 56.

brown – bates n threats

Anyone who met Bill could not fail to admire his courage and fighting spirit. There were many occasions during his life when he needed a considerable amount of both. One of a family of six, he was orphaned by the age of three and spent his childhood in Dr Barnardo’s Homes or with foster parents. It was during the time that he lived in Dr Barnardo’s that he first learned about socialism and the trade union movement from no less a person than one of Labour’s first women MPs, Bessie Braddock, who was a regular visitor.

DAFYDD!

Julie Morgan – all stops pulled out

Bill joined the Royal Marines at the age of sixteen, under a special arrangement with Dr Barnardo’s

comment – Beck

and saw active service in various parts of the world during his fourteen years’ service. He enjoyed the comradeship but hated the system. He had a strong dislike for what he regarded as petty rules and regulations. In fact, while in the marines he was promoted to the rank of lance corporal no less than six times, but, as Bill put it, ‘I got busted every time’. Bill suffered further personal tragedies during the war when he lost one brother on active service and another in a submarine accident in Liverpool Bay.

After leaving the armed services, Bill worked for a time with the Shell Oil company, traveling all over the world. Then he worked in a number of jobs before joining the London Ambulance Service in 1968. Such was his energy that, on his leaving an agent job to work for a plant hire firm, three men were taken on in his place.

Bill met his wife, Maureen, in1964 They were married in 1966 and had two daughters, Alison, now sixteen, and Claire, now thirteen.

I first met Bill when he attended the No. 6 Regional Council meeting in October, 1975, as delegate for Park Royal Branch. Within a few months he had formed a branch of COHSE at Hanwell Ambulance Station, Ealing, London which went on to become one of the biggest branches in the region. Bill was elected Regional Vice-Chairman in 1978, and Regional Chairman one year later, in 1979, a position he held until his death.

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He was totally committed to socialism and the trade union movement, and made it clear that as Regional Chairman he expected to be involved with branches’ problems. He travelled all over the region, giving support to members who needed it.

He was also active in the CND movement

and took a special interest in mentally handicapped children.

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It was absolutely typical of Bill to fight his last fight with the same courage as he had fought all his life – his way, head on. He refused to hide or run away. He attended every rally organised in the region during the last pay campaign,

although obviously he was in considerable pain and had difficulty in breathing. I remember suggesting to Bill on one occasion that I should hire a taxi to take him to the rallying point rather than walk. I will not repeat exactly what his reply was, suffice to say my Regional Chairman left me in no doubt that he intended to walk.

It is easy to feel despondent about the loss of someone who was so strong and seemed so indestructible, but to give up the struggle for all the things Bill believed in is just unthinkable. Rest in peace, brother. Your fight goes on.

(Tribute by Pat McGinley,
COHSE No. 6 North West Thames & Oxford Regional Secretary.)

NOTE
Bill Dunn was one of the most important COHSE lay activists and showed great leadership especially, during the 1979 Ambulance Strike when his house and car were attacked by those opposed to the strike and he was also attacked by those on the ultra left, who condemned his insistence on “Emergency Cover” during the strike.

violent tactics on both sides – NHS workers!!! comment

His support for nuclear disarmament at national COHSE conference was key in securing COHSE’s conference support

Dr Dafydd Alun Jones

A Trophy the Mallinson – Dunn Trophy is awarded annual, since 1984, to an ambulance man or women for recognition of their work in COHSE now UNISON

See the source image

A garden at the front of Hanwell Ambulance Station is dedicated to his memory

Note on COHSE Hanwell/Ealing branch: The Hanwell branch under Bill, included Ealing and Hillingdon Hospital at one time in the late 1970s. Hillingdon Hospital not reforming a branch until 1982 under Mike Lee a COHSE nursing Auxiliary (who later went onto the Football Association and European Football association fame)

Mike Lee

UEFA.com:

Former UEFA communications director Mike Lee passes away

Mike Lee, UEFA’s director of communications and public affairs between 2000 and 2004, has passed away at the age of 61.

Mike Lee was UEFA's director of communications and public affairs from 2000 to 2004

UEFA is deeply saddened to hear of the death of its former director of communications and public affairs, Mike Lee. The vastly experienced communications expert, who was 61, served European football’s governing body under President Lennart Johansson from 2000 to 2004,

Mike Lee bagged that role at a Sensitive Time for so many:

making a crucial and invaluable contribution to developing UEFA’s communications activities – not only at a time of major changes within the organisation as it modernised its structures, but also during a period of constant development within European football.

He was the key figure in the establishment of the UEFA New Media SA company as UEFA embraced digital technology at the start of the new millennium, in particular through the launch of the UEFA.com website in 2001.

Mike Lee went on to work as director of communications and public affairs for London’s successful bid for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games.

How could we ever forget those events?

Dame Tessa Jowell, pictured here with former British Prime Minister Tony Blair and London 2012 Olympic Village Mayor Sir Charles Allen, helped bring the 2012 Olympic Games to London:

Dame Tessa Jowell, pictured here with former British Prime Minister Tony Blair and London 2012 Olympic Village Mayor Sir Charles Allen, helped bring the 2012 Olympic Games to London ©Getty Images

danny boyle – commentary

comments here

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He was involved in a number of bid campaigns in a variety of sports, and also served as a media strategist for the English Premier League from 1994 to 2000. At the time of his passing, Mike Lee was chairman of VERO, a strategic sports communications company that he launched in 2006…

 

Then Michael Walker 1983-1991) and now Florence Portugal (1992-

LOOK UP

Marion Way (NUPE Ambulance steward at Hillingdon, London Ambulance Service first women convenor and Labour Councillor, won the Mallinson-Dunn Trophy after it was adopted by UNISON)

Marion Way –

Pictures of the 1989-90 Ambulance dispute in Hillingdon (Marion Way NUPE Ambulance Steward) in Uxbridge town centre collecting signatures, on the front line at Hillingdon ambulance station, lastly army ambulance at Hillingdon Hospital

‘In November 1989 Ambulance crews at Hillingdon, Heathrow and Pinner were suspended during the Ambulance pay dispute of 1989-1990. They had refused to cover non-emergency calls as did 68 other London stations. All were suspended and police and army were brought in to cover both emergency and non-emergency. However, suspended ambulance crews continued to provide an emergency service with a dedicated phone line/ Including a plea from staff at mount Vernon to take a severely injured car crash victim to Charring Cross Hospital. The first local Army ambulance was used in Pinner on November 13th. The staff maintained a vigil at Hillingdon Ambulance station as well as collecting signatures in Uxbridge town centre.
The Ambulance staff had huge public support and the campaign was well run by union leader Roger Poole of NUPE. The success of which helped in securing at least a partial victory on pay and a rare defeat for the Conservatives’

COMMENT – and pic of major winnning

Local Stewards
Marion Way (NUPE)
John Drewery (COHSE)

what was at stake – the Gang – me at St George’s at the time -DATES  Chris Hunter DATES – HIGH COURT

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EXACT DATES??

Duncan Nichol – NHS CEO –

Sir Duncan Kirkbride Nichol CBE (born 30 May 1941) is a British hospital administrator who was the third Chief Executive of the National Health Service Management Executive from 1989 to 1994.[1]

He was born in Bradford, Yorkshire, to James Nichol and Mabel Kirkbride.[2] He was educated at Bradford Grammar School and the University of St Andrews in Fife, Scotland.[1] He joined the NHS in 1963 as a graduate trainee, and worked his way up in St Thomas’s Hospital and Manchester Royal Infirmary, from senior administrative assistant to regional general manager of the Mersey Regional Health Authority.[3] He has been Chairman of the Academy for Healthcare Science, Her Majesty’s Courts Service, Skills for Justice, the Parole Board for England and Wales and Synergy Healthcare. He is a director of Deltex Medical Group.[4]

He was a non-executive director of the Christie Hospital from 2008 and deputy chairman from 2009 until 2012, when he was appointed Chair of the Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.[5]

He was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 1989 New Year Honours and knighted in the 1993 New Year Honours.

 

Duncan as seen on the website of Crime and Justice Studies:

Speech, 14 Dec 2006: Who should we release: a matter of public confidence?

By  Professor Sir Duncan Nichol

 

Health Service Journal, 6 August 2012:

  • WORKFORCE: The foundation trust has appointed former NHS chief executive Sir Duncan Nichol to be its new chair, it reported last week.

Sir Duncan will join the board in November from cancer specialist FT the Christie, where he has been a non-executive director since 2008 and deputy chairman since 2009.

According to a statement issued by the Countess, he joined the NHS in 1963 as a graduate trainee, working his way up from senior administrative assistant to regional general manager of the Mersey Regional Health Authority and ultimately to NHS chief executive from 1989-1994.

“Since retiring from that role,” it adds “he has served on a variety of public and private sector boards, including Chairman positions at the Academy for Healthcare Science, Her Majesty’s Courts Service, Skills for Justice, the Parole Board for England and Wales and Synergy Healthcare.  Sir Duncan also has a wealth of international health consultancy experience from assignments in Europe, South America and the Middle East.”

He takes over from retiring chairman Sir Jim Sharples, who has served in the role since the Countess achieved foundation status in 2005.

REMEMBER CHESTER – ELLA, – the ring, the chester branch of CHE, abortions etc Grosvenor Nuffield – peter morrison – duke of westminster

 

Bill took the much photographed delegation from Ealing to TUC Conference in 1982 during the 12% campaign. Also spoke at LSE in 1982

1982 – LOOK UP – thatch n falklands

COHSE London Ambulance Service branch (699) established November 1964
Branch Chairman Bert Conaway, 10 Silver Walk, Rotherhithe (ex docker for 15 years) Ted King (Secretary) 16 St Stephen’s, Bow (ex bus driver) both worked at West Smithfield Ambulance Station (known as Whisky Station – from their radio call signal) since 1962.
First COHSE LAS branch meeting held at Hop Pole Pub, Gambia Street, S1 on 17th December 1964 (with 80 members)

more on bill dunn here

https://warwick.ac.uk/services/library/mrc/explorefurther/speakingarchives/workingforhealth/

Presented here are extracts from interviews with former and current union activists who worked in hospitals and related services before and after the creation of the National Health Service in 1948. They were conducted by Mick Carpenter of the University of Warwick sociology department between 1979 and 1984 as part of his research for ‘Working for health’ (Lawrence & Wishart, 1988), his history of the Confederation of Health Service Employees (COHSE) and its predecessors. Together they chart the developments in health care and the lot of health workers through about sixty years. They can be heard in their entirety from the relevant descriptions in our on-line catalogue. You can also view ‘All for one, one for all‘, a video history of COHSE for which Carpenter was the historical consultant.

Bill Dunn, ambulanceman, interviewed in 1982

Bill Dunn was born in Liverpool on 8 March 1927. Having served in the Royal Marines and worked in the oil industry, he joined the London Ambulance Service in 1968. He later became secretary of the COHSE branch at Hanwell ambulance station in Ealing and vice-chairman and chairman of Number Six region in 1978 and 1979 respectively. He held the latter position until his death on 16 March 1983.

, I worked as a . . . I was a Royal Marine for a number of years, regular Royal Marine, and then went into working on the oil business, where I become an activist, and . . .

4. MC: Was this in the North Sea?

5. BD: No, before the North Sea ever was thought of. I was down to go on one rig called the ‘Sea Gen’ and that as you know collapsed, but before then they’d offered me a job in pipelines so I never got to actually go on the rig, you know, and it collapsed with a few of my friends on it, but, you know, like I say just the luck of the draw. Maybe somebody up there does like me after all! Then I met my wife at 38 years of age and decided the time for trotting around the world was all over and that I should settle down, and if you’re going to have kids I believe you should be with them, and try and give them the right values in life and let them see that family life is a matter of two people living together in some sort of harmony and having the right principles and to teach your children that. So I looked around for a job to keep me at home and to give me a certain amount of standing in the community I suppose, you know, I could’ve took any big-paying job or . . . I was fairly qualified as a plant hire and one or two other things, but I felt I wanted to do something that was worthwhile, you know. So I become an ambulance man and that is where I am to this day and wouldn’t want to change it really.

6. MC: That’s great. Did you have any. . . was there any trade unionism or politics in your family at all, or?

7. BD: Well no, I was an orphan really. I was brought up in Dr Barnardo’s, and my first introduction into politics was by a lady by the name of Bessie Braddock, I don’t know if you remember her, and her husband Jack, and they used to be governors of the school, of the Dr Barnardo’s.

8. MC: You come from Liverpool?

9. BD: That’s right, yes. And they used to come and visit quite frequently and they kind of take [took] a fancy to me and my brothers and sisters and they used to take us out fairly regular. And quite often those days out would be to miners’ galas or dock workers’ re-unions or something like that you know, and we pretty soon realised that, you know, the value of the trade union movement and the value of the labour movement and it become my life, you know. It was something, I respected both of them I knew their principles were beyond reproach, and I just admired them and respected them and I thought well, that’s not a bad way to live your life, trying to do something else for somebody else, or the strong looking after the weak, you know. And that’s how I saw it as a kid, you know, and I suppose I’ve been committed ever since.

10. MC: That’s interesting . . .

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11. BD: No, I don’t remember my father or my mother, and my brothers, three of them were regular soldiers or sailors and they were killed during the war and so they had no politics you know. But during my service with the Royal Marines I was one day on a kit inspection , they also had a locker inspection and they found a Labour Party card in there, you know, when I was a fully paid up member. I was quickly run up in front of the commanding officer and told “get your arse out of this”, you know, that “we don’t want you subversive commies in here”. Well, I didn’t drop out of the Labour party, I had to give him an assurance that I would, and. . .

12. MC: How long were you in the army?

13. BD: In the Royal Marines. . .

14. MC: In the, sorry, in the Royal Marines, oh dear, you’ll kick me out the house!

15. BD: Eighteen years altogether, from boy service, you know, but . . .

16. MC: That’s quite a common thing isn’t it? To go from the orphanage into the armed forces.

17. BD: Oh yes, well, you’re well institutionalised, you know, and you can stand it better than most, you’re maybe the best kind of person to be in that kind of situation, you know, ‘cause you’re not always looking over your shoulder for your mammy, you’re your own man, you know.

18. MC: So you didn’t really choose it as much as it was kind of, or am I wrong?

19. BD: I did choose it, no, I did choose it. I chose to be in the Irish Guards because my eldest brother was an Irish Guardsman. And, just as I was walking to join them that morning, I had to cross the Haymarket in Liverpool to get to St John’s Street, where all the recruiting offices are, and I see this guy striding across the Haymarket in a lovely navy blue suit, you know, and big red sash across his chest, and I said to him, “excuse me, where’s the recruiting office for the Irish Guards?” “up there laddy” he said, you know, and I said “what are you?” and he said, “I’m a Royal Marine.” And the way he said it, that changed me, you know, I wanted to be a Royal Marine, and again that was something else in my life I never regretted, you know, though at the same time that was what made me a pacifist, that’s what made me an ardent supporter of nuclear disarmament, that’s what made me a total supporter of peace at any price, you know, and I believed that, I believed that, now I believe that fighting for war is like screwing for virginity, you know, you can’t do it.

20. MC: Did you see any active service at all?

21. BD: Well, quite a lot, yes. I was in Burma, I was in Korea, Borneo, Suez, Cyprus, Kenya.

22. MC: Quite a bit. . .

23. BD: Quite a few. I was also mentioned in dispatches twice for acts outside of the normal run of the mill things, you know. Someone’s got to get it, I suppose, and they dish it out of a hat, but I was quite proud to get them at the time, you know, but napalm really made me a confirmed pacifist.

24. MC: That was in, what, Malaya?
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25. BD: That was in Korea.

26. MC: Korea rather, I see. I didn’t realise they used it as early as that.

27. BD: That’s right, yeah, the back end of Korea it was first used. When you see villages, you know, where they bounced to try and wipe out the position of the other side, you know, and the bombs would just carry on bouncing straight over on to a village or to where there was a load of civilians who had no part to play at all other than to keep out the way, you know. And there was kids burnt and women and all of that business, well then if that doesn’t make you a pacifist, if that doesn’t make you totally opposed to war, then nothing will in my book, you know. And shortly after Korea, I come out, [19]53, I was, I just, I had the option and I came out, and ever since then I’ve been [a] pacifist.

28. MC: Is that one reason why you went into the Health Service in particular or?

29. BD: No I don’t think so. I don’t think that really, at that stage, or at the stage where I was making up my mind to become an ambulanceman. I think I just basically just wanted a job that had some contact with other people, and if, you know, on the way along you could’ve done them a bit of good, well then that was the kind of job I wanted, you know, I could just as easy considered being a bus driver or a bus conductor to be with other people, but I felt the ambulanceman, you know, there was going to be some reward in the job. There wasn’t much financial reward, you know, I think I joined and it was twelve pound fifteen shillings a week and I used to spend that on a night out, you know, and twice as much as that, but we struggled by and we got by, we’ve, I don’t think we’ve ever regretted it.

30. MC: What part of the country was this?

31. BD: This was in London, I joined, we lived in Golder’s Green at that time and I joined from there, you know. That was about sixteen year[s] ago. So, I’m getting to be an old hand at it now, or I’m getting quite used to it.

32. MC: When did you join the union, which union did you, I mean how did you get involved in trade unionism in the ambulance service, did you carry it from you from the oil rig or. . .

33. BD: Well, I knew I had to belong to a trade union, not that there was a closed shop at that stage, or anything like that. But I knew that basically because I was me, I would want to belong to the current trade union or one of the current trade unions – there’s four in the Health Service. So I decided, while I was doing my training, to wait until I got to my main station and see what union the majority of them were in, and then make up my mind what union to join, you know. And as luck would have it I got to Park Royal station where it was 95% COHSE1 so I joined COHSE right away, you know. And, I decided that I wouldn’t be an activist, you know, I couldn’t see the need for me to be an activist at that station, they were fairly well breached with shop stewards and there was a couple of very hardened people there, like Bob Simpkin and Jim O’Brien, who was an executive member of this union at the end. And so there was no real need for me to become a total activist, while I did get involved, you know, I never actively become a shop steward or anything like that. And I enjoyed the work I was doing and, you know, and things didn’t seem too bad. And then I moved to Greenford station, and I was quite appalled at Greenford station because there were some of them there were in the Federation of Ambulance Personnel, there was 1 Confederation of Health Service Employees
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one of them in NUPE2, there were another couple in Transport and General3, and out of the fourteen, I think there was about seven unions involved, you know, and it was obvious they were ripe for a rip off. And I was the only COHSE member there, you know, and I spoke to them, I said, “this is crackers, you know, what we got to do is all get in one union and be solid so’s we can kind of, if anything does happen to us we’ve got the chance to battle against it, you know, as one body”. So nobody wanted to change, obviously, you know, and nobody, I certainly wouldn’t have left COHSE having joined, so I could understand their point of view. Although FAP4 was on the failing side then, you know, it had already started to fall to pieces. So eventually the guy I was working with, I suppose he got pissed off with me, opps, I shouldn’t have said that should I?

34. MC: It’s alright, don’t worry!

35. BD: I suppose he got browned off with me forever talking about COHSE, and why it was a good thing and how it was Health Service union and, you know, we should eventually consider it, he joined. And then another guy joined so there was three of us, you know, and then the management mounted a little attack on the station, because they wanted to add another line on the rota, and I said “well look this is what I been frightened. . .

36. MC: What’s another line?

37. BD: It means that, you know, your rota will change, your hours of working will change and what they wanted to do was at the end of our nine week rota add another week of days, which would’ve altered all our leave entitlements and everything else, you know. So I said to the guys and the girls up there I said, “this is what I’ve been scared of, and now here we are, you know, we’re all factions and we’re not going to get anywhere, you know, we’re going to have no head to fight for us like, you know”, and I said “we’re going to be beat”. Anyway we all had a, we had a meeting, a station meeting, you couldn’t call it a union meeting, you know, and we just thrashed it out. And they all decided they’d all join one union and then the argument become what union, you know, I said “well, you know, this is my sticking point, I can’t join anything but COHSE”, I said “I’m the oldest hand here, you know, I’ve been in the service the longest”, I said “and, you know I’d be throwing away a lot of benefits”, I said, “but you who are in NUPE and that, you’ve only been in two or three years, you know, you’re not going to lose the same things.” So eventually, at the end of the day, they all joined COHSE.

38. MC: And that was the major reason for the shift?

39. BD: That was the major reason, yes.

40. MC: Not particular loyalty to one union representing one point of view. . .

41. BD: No, no, there’s very little loyalty, I find, in the Health Service, to a union. I find the health workers are more loyal to the branch secretaries. They look at the branch secretary, and if he’s strong and if he’s got a bit of charisma about him and if he’s the man who’s doing the job, and if he’s keeping the management off the backs of his members, well that’s the union they join, you know. And they openly called it at my hospital Bill Dunn’s union, you know. Now, I don’t agree with that and I think it’s wrong, you know, but if that’s how

they can identify with the union, and if the branch secretary is sound and he’s a good trade unionist himself, well then maybe it’s not a bad thing. It certainly keeps him on his toes because he knows if he starts letting them down they’re going to go somewhere else. And I find this is one of the problems in the Health Service, that they quickly go to other unions, you know, if they’re not getting their own way.

42. MC: It’s a question of why the branch secretaries join particular unions, then, isn’t it?

43. BD: That’s right. It think it’s why a branch secretary keeps banging his head against a wall, you know, there’s got to be something more than just a union, because it’s easier for him to change, you know. It has been done, branch secretaries, you know, in this area, have left COHSE gone into NUPE, caused us no end of trouble, but, you know . . .

44. MC: ‘cause ambulance personnel – not just men ‘cause it [laugh] . . .

45. BD: . . .that’s right . . .

46. MD: . . I mean they’re . . . can I use the word “notorious” for swapping, aren’t they? Is that wrong?

47. BD: Well it used to be more than it is now. At one stage of the game they would swap for the most ridiculous of reasons, you know: the wrong word from a regional officer or an area officer’d take a whole station out of one union and put it in the other, you know, and the guy wouldn’t even know what he’d said, or he didn’t even have to say it, they’d only have to think he was implying it and they’d be out, you know. But while I was a convener for the ambulance service, we formed, or we got the management to agree to a membership qualification, that you had to be a member of a union to become a member of [?a unit] and I must admit that has slowed it down an awful lot, that stopped the chopping and changing and it makes it more easier to deal. But again I think, in that situation, in the ambulance situation, again it goes with the branch secretary, you know, if the branch secretary gets browned off with the union and he changed, like, you know, I’m convinced that – and I don’t say this big headedly – but I think if I walked into my station tomorrow and I said “look what COHSE’s done to us, bang, bang, bang, I’m going to join NUPE”, that station would follow me, you know, because they know I won’t let them down, they know I wouldn’t, you know, take them along the bad road. There’s no way of me doing that like, let me first qualify that, you know, no way can I do that, ‘cause I’m committed to COHSE, I believe in COHSE, I believe, I’d like to see it a little more left-wing, I think it’s a bit too on the right, but – a lot too much on the right – but, basically their ideas are sound, you know.

48. MC: But that’s more than just benefits, now, presumably. I mean it started. . . you mean loyalty has grown, that belief, like, in industrial unions. . .

49. BD: Oh yeah. I think, I think, are you talking about me or?. . .

50. MC: Yes, you, yes. . .

51. BD: Me, I’ve always been loyal to COHSE, I’ve never, from the day one I joined, that was me, I was going to stay in COHSE then, no matter what, till I left the service, because I for one don’t believe in changing unions, changing my union, I believe in changing the union I belong to. I believe that is very important, otherwise why the hell belong. You know, I’ve built up a strong branch because I want to be a powerful figure at conference, I want to
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have my words listened to, I don’t want any national officer being so strong that he can say to me “shut your mouth, sit down, you’ve got fifty members, what are you talking about?” They can’t say that to me, I’ve got over eight hundred, you know, I’m a big branch. So, you know, within reason people have a listen to what I say, and I think we’ve done as much good in the union as anyone else, you know, I think we’ve argued against, we’ve turned the executive over with some of our attacks at conference, you know.

52. MC: For example . . .

53. BD: Well, one I really remember was, I think we had about sixty, seventy-odd members at the time, you know, and it meant that I was putting into this union about two or three quid a week on travelling, you know. I don’t mind that, but Bob Farthing come up with this grand plan that each branch would pay its own affiliation fees. Well, I wanted to affiliate to the Labour Party, I also wanted to affiliate to the trades council, but if I’d have had to do it, it would have been Bill Dunn paying it, you know because I had a small branch and had very little returns coming back from the union. So, you know, and I think to be honest, you work harder with a small branch because you’re out every day trying to get new members, you know, trying to get your 150 so’s you can have two delegates to the regional conference. You’re always chasing members, you know, because you get fed up of being the little fish, and I got up and I talked against his resolution and we beat them then you know, it was decided that that wouldn’t happen. Last year over the – not last year the year before – over the big rise they decided to have, you know, I thought that rise was too much, even though the union were in trouble, you know, I thought there was lots of internal economies they could have made and I still think that, you know. Your very thing, the history of the union, I believed at that stage, that that was one of the internal economies, you know. It didn’t seem to me to be straight, that there was us looking at being short of money and then commissioning a guy to write the history of the union.

54. MC: It wasn’t put over very well, was it, by the platform that they used? . . .

55. BD: Well, no, I don’t think however they put it over, if you’re in financial difficulties you don’t go out and buy yourself a new three-piece suite, you know, you do with what you’ve got. So at that stage, and, you know, I’ve said it before we started the tape, and I think it’s a great idea now, you know, I think it’s a fantastic job, but you know, that was a, you know, I spoke against that rise. And then in the afternoon, you know, we told the executive firmly that, come back in the afternoon, give us another, you know, we’re in a negotiating position come back and give us a chance to give you some money. We didn’t want to skim the union, we know we got to pay and, you know, you only get what you pay for. But, you know, they hadn’t done anything for us that year, you know, the pay rise we got hadn’t been really, I don’t think, executed well. We accepted a fairly low offer, then we going to ancillary workers who were student nurses and asking them to pay an awful lot of money and it didn’t seem fair. So on the afternoon I reversed my plan because the offer was, you know, the asking then was a little bit lower and was something I felt my members could afford, without, you know, me losing them all, and I spoke in favour of that, you know, so, yes we do, we do have our run-ins with the national executive and I don’t believe they’re the final voice in the union. I believe they’re very necessary and I believe that they should make the intermediate policies, but I believe conference is the supreme council of this union.

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56. MC: [That’s the difference with] something like the RCN5, where the conference is just an advisory body, isn’t it?

57. BD: That’s right, yes. And that’s got to be wrong, you know. I mean their conference should decide this week whether they’re going to accept that money or not.

58. MC: Well, they can’t.

59. BD: But they can’t because they’ve got no power. But if this was our conference falling this week, I believe our conference would be really qualified to make that decision because I respect, you know, if you take our conference, it’s a magic time really, you know, it’s, you‘ve got a very very good cross-section of the people you represent in this union in that conference hall. The conference hall reflects the amount of what your members are. You know, we got, the guy sits in our region, he’s a Tory, he belongs to the Tory trade unionists, if you’ve ever heard of anything so stupid! But he’s a very active man, this trade unionist, he’s a branch secretary, he does a very good job, he’s also the benevolent officer for our region, he does far more than most socialists are doing, you know. So, you know, you got him and you got someone not so far right as him and you got some people who are very far left, the Socialist Workers’ Party in there, some of the Militant Tendency in there, you know. Then you’ve got people like me, you know, who just try to make sure that the union is on the right lines and doing the right thing to encourage a bigger membership. Because that’s the only way we really live, is by our membership, you know. Take all the membership away, it doesn’t matter what Albert6 says, no one’s going to listen to him. It’s only listening to him now because we’re over two hundred thousand, or two hundred and fifty thousand five hundred, whatever it might be, you know. And I think that’s important, that the conference is the magic body and it is entitled to make decisions and those decisions should be more binding on the union than they actually are.

60. MC: Because they don’t always influence. . .

61. BD: No, no. . .

62. MC: I mean there was this thing, I mean regardless of the issues, there was the National Abortion . . .

63. BD: That’s right. Now I believe that was handled completely wrong. I believe that – and whether you believe in abortion on demand or not, or whether you believe in NAC, you know, National Abortion Campaign, whether you believe in their actual prospectus, for use of a better word, I don’t think that’s important. I think what is important that we should have been allowed, without all the ‘fol-de-rols’ and all the red herrings being drawn across and everything else, I think that should have been whittled down to one composite resolution, where it says “shall we or shall we not affiliate to the National Abortion Campaign?” Never mind, you know, the ones shouldn’t’ve been accepted where they said “we want to review last year’s commitment, we want to do this, we want to do that”. You see, there was one resolution that having said one thing said exactly the opposite, you know. So it caused a lot of confusion, and I think at the end of the day the NEC were as confused as we were, ‘cos I spoke to a couple of NEC blokes and they just didn’t know what’d happened either, you know.

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65. BD: That’s right, I think a lot of the power is lying dormant, and I think the general secretary is in an absolutely wonderful position because a lot of people at that conference – sad to say this – not a lot, I would think ‘some’, I think that’s a better word, go there for the booze and the birds and the good time, and that’s sad, that is very sad because they’ve come there at the union’s expense, and I believe they have a right to do the job they’re sent to do. Now I enjoy my booze, no one more than me, but I never miss an opening time at that conference, and I’m there ‘til the end every day, even on the Friday. Now, I don’t believe . . . I believe that that is the least you can do. But you see then you’ve got people who have come there and they sit there and they sit there dutifully but whatever the general secretary says is right, and they don’t listen to the argument, they listen to what the general secretary says. Now, unfortunately, you know, Albert is not JC, or he’s not the Pope, you know, and he is fallible, he’s like me, he can make mistakes. And I think he made a mistake last year when he disbarred some of our members from coming in to listen to the debate on pay. And, I think it was on pay where we had the big discussion over whether they would be allowed in. And the attitude was, “oh we’ll get a lot of strangers getting in”. Well, that couldn’t’ve happened because all you had to have was anyone who didn’t actually have a visitor’s ticket just sending in for a delegate or a branch secretary and he could’ve come out and verified whether they were there or not, you know, whether they were bona fide stewards or members or whatever. I thought that was appalling. I thought it was also appalling that two of our members were manhandled by the police and thrown out, out the foyer, and no one got upset about that.

66. MC: I wasn’t aware of that.

67. BD: No, but I saw this, you know, and I tried to get to the rostrum and I was told off, you know, and there was another silly pillock on the rostrum and he wasn’t making much [indistinct]. But I think we lost a lot of credibility as a trade union that day. OK, so the position was reversed the next day when I was coming back at lunchtime, or just after the lunchtime, and I’d been held up, someone had spoken to me on the road and it was just a few minutes late and we were coming back and I see these crowd of lads shooting up the back steps, you know. And they were the guys I’d supported the day before, you know, and I’d said “these guys are bona fide members”. And, course, forgetting my ill health, I was off up the stairs after them and when they see me with the door open I clocked one of them, you know. Not much of a pacifist really, but they so incensed me, you know, that I said to them “look, you’re trade unionists, you’re not bloody burglars, you don’t have to go in anywhere by the back door,” I said “let’s do I do it democratically,” I said, you know, “you’ve made a fool of me, you’ve made burglars of your bloody selves,” I said “what future’s in that? We’ve lost democratically, well, let’s lose it and, you know, let’s do something else about it.” But all the things I’d intended to do about that I kind of went off doing because you don’t want to associate with someone who’s smashing bloody windows and acting like a child because they don’t get their own way, you know. I’ve lost my own way lots of times in the Labour Party and in conference where I particularly wanted a resolution to get through, you know. And you lose and OK that’s what democracy’s about, you’re not going to win everything. And I was a bit ashamed of them at the end of the day, you know, but maybe they’ll grow into it.

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68. MC: Did you get involved in the Labour Party at the same time as you got involved in the union, or . . ?

69. BD: Oh no, I was in the Labour Party long before.

70. MC: Of course, you were in the army, yes, I forgot, you mentioned the army.

71. BD: I was in the Royal Marines.

72. MC: Done it again! [laughs] The question I was going to ask, quickly going on from that boob, the branch started off amongst ambulance workers but then spread out elsewhere, did it?

73. BD: Yeah, well . . .

74. MC: How did that happen?

75. BD: It was started off as ambulance, as you say, and then we, what happened was a failing branch at King Edward’s Hospital, which is Ealing, quite close to the ambulance station where I’m stationed, and Pat McGinley asked me would I go down and give the branch secretary down there a hand with his books because he was in a terrible mess, he hadn’t made any branch returns for a number of quarters, one or other thing had gone wrong there. Anyway, the guy was a night telephonist, and I got there and he was a very old man who was also very sick, he had heart trouble and asthma. And when I walked in I explained who I was, you know, and he said “oh thank God!” he said, “someone’s going to take it over,” and he just give me the books and that was it. And at that stage I think there was about twenty-seven members there and I was quite happy with that. I knew nothing about nurses or ancillaries or, you know, other than just bumping into them in the normal course of my job. So I thought I won’t bother with it I’ll just leave it and then I decided well I might as well build it up and see if I can get someone to take it over, you know. So we, at that stage there was only the Royal College of Nursing there, and they were the only ones allowed to go in and speak to the school of nursing. So I asked for permission to go in and speak to the new students and it was refused. So I told them I felt that this was totally unjust and they said “oh well, we’ll stop the College as well if that’s how you feel”, so at least we stopped the College going in, you know, but no way were they about to let us go in. So, what I done then, I used to make it my business to be in the hospital every Wednesday morning, ‘cause I knew that was the day the girls come down to get the new uniforms – they’d start on a Monday, you see. And they’d come down, they’d be measured for the uniforms, and at ten o’clock they were turned loose to the canteen. So we used to hit them in the canteen, you know.

76. MC: Metaphorically speaking.

77. BD: That’s right, yeah, and had a great big recruitment campaign and we were getting every student that come in ‘cause nobody else was bothering to approach them for about two or three weeks later, you know. We were there, by then they were COHSE members. And they were some of our good members, you know, they were really good members. They were students – King Edward’s was a very, very old-fashioned hospital, you know, and they didn’t really believe that students had any say at all, you know. And they had this crazy rule that everyone had to be out of the nurses’ home at half-past nine at night, and, you know, you could only get pregnant after half-past nine, you couldn’t have intercourse
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with a guy or anything, like, before half-past nine. And that was the golden hour, you know, after that everything suddenly sprang loose, nurses running round naked and raping men and God knows what else, you know. And we decided that this would be – a couple of the girls had complained, you know, that the guys had come down and they were kicked out at half-past nine, they used to have to go round the pub. So we decided that we would break that rule, you know. And we took that aboard and we eventually got the rule rescinded.

78. MC: Did you break it as well?

79. BD: Well I didn’t break it because I had no need to go there being a married guy , you know, but I was one of the breakers because I was one people who got in the nurses’ home at nine o’clock and decided I wasn’t going to move for anything, you know. And we forced this home warden into, you know, saying to me “you’ll have to go.” I said “why?”, you know, she said “well it’s not allowed, men are not allowed”, I said “well, why?” And she didn’t know why men weren’t allowed and she eventually, to cover her embarrassment, said she’d call the police, you know. I said “well, don’t you think that’d be a bit silly? You know, you heap yourself with embarrassment and everything else, you know, bring the hospital into disrepute.” I said “I’ll go at half-past ten.” So we all sat round with her sitting at the end of the room, like, watching us that we didn’t do anything wrong, you know. That was it broken, and then, course, the district [?administrator], the district nursing officer were involved, and they wanted to know why, you know, and I said “well, you know, don’t you trust your nurses? It seems I trust them more than you.” “Yeah, but we’re parentis locum.’ I said “not any more you’re not, you know, that went out the door years ago,” I said and “these girls are looking after sick people, they’re sometimes deciding between life and death, you know, whether they will make the cardiac arrest call or not,” and I said “you’re saying that they’re not fit enough to be the masters of their own body, or to tell a guy when to get lost,” I said “I personally have got a lot more faith in them.” And after a long – I think that meeting went on for about three and a half hours, you know – they eventually reluctantly agreed to waiver [sic] the rule, but it would still be put in the prospectus. And it still is to this day, it’s put in the prospectus but nobody bothers to uphold it, you know. It’s not a bad thing that it’s still in the prospectus when you look at it, you know, I was totally opposed to it at the beginning, but if a nurse is really, you know, causing hassle to her colleagues – I’m not worried about her from the management’s point of view – but if she’s causing a lot of hassle, and we’ve had it, you know, where one nurse has been making life intolerable for two or three or four or even a whole floor of other nurses, you know, with her attitude and people coming in at three and four in the morning singing and shouting, and at one stage we had a guy playing a guitar on the landing, you know. So we invoked the rule against her, you know, and that frightened the life out of her, the fact that she was going to be thrown out. And maybe it’s not a bad idea that the rule is still there, you know.

80. MC: Fallen into disuse.

81. BD: That’s right, as long as everyone plays the game by it, you know.

82. MC: Does that often happen in trade unionism? You don’t worry so much about what the book says but you . . .

83. BD: That’s right. The agreement you work to, and as long as people are all prepared to keep the agreements then there’s no need to rub the fine print out. You know, I’ll never forget, while we were in this negotiation we had a very backward – not backward, no, very strait-laced – lady who was sitting in on it, you know, she was the divisional nursing officer,
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she said “Mr Dunn, do you realise really want these girls could be up to, you know, with guys staying all night?” I said “yeah, course I realise, I’m a man of the world, you know”, but I said “look Miss” (I won’t name her) “you know, I’ve always found that, you know, somebody who’s loudly playing the radio is more disturbing that somebody who’s quietly screwing” I said “because they don’t seem to make a lot of noise, you know” I said “but if you’ve got somebody playing a radio loud they’re much more disturbing to the other people on the floor than the person who’s screwing.” “Oh Mr Dunn, Mr Dunn!” the administrator said, “we can’t accept this kind of language!” I said “hey, this is what we’re talking about, you know, to screw or not to screw, that is the question, you know.” Eventually I think we embarrassed them into, you know, it was getting so embarrassing that they eventually backed off, you know, and allowed us to just carry on. And we done a few other things there, like, good things I thought, you know. One of the nurses was complaining to me one day about the state of her bed, it was like a ploughed field. True enough, it was one of the old flock beds, you know. And I went up to her room and had a look at this flock bed and it was, you know, you wouldn’t’ve slept on it anyway, you know. So, it even made it worse, we found out there was enough beds to put one in each room and they were being stored in the nurses’ recreation room. The nurses couldn’t use the recreation room because the beds were stored in there and they needed the beds, you know. So, silly enough, that took us three days to get those beds issued, you know. And the nurses started to come, they realised that if they stuck together, you know, they could really do something and they could make changes in the hospital.

84. MC: But a lot of it was about things in the home, not so much on the wards.

85. BD: That’s right because, you know, there was no real need on the wards. The wards were, at that stage, were adequately manned, because we weren’t suffering the cuts that we’re suffering at the moment, you know. So the wards were adequately manned and at that stage the nurses didn’t think they had any chance of actually turning the nursing officer over or anything like that, you know. And I suppose that we sailed along like that for about a year and we, easy thing to say as we doubled the membership, you know.

86. MC: What period, what time was this, roughly?

87. BD: Oh, about eight years ago I suppose.

88. MC: So early seventies.

89. BD: That’s right, yeah. And it was hard for a nurse then, you know, things still hadn’t come out of the closet, you know, nurses lived a much more rigorous discipline than they do now. And . . .

90. MC: Wasn’t like Angels, where they’re all so nice to one another.

91. BD: No, no, no, nothing like that. They were under discipline but that’s what they expected so they didn’t see any big hassle in it, you know, they didn’t see any[thing] wrong. So, the other thing that we decided we had to then make some inroads into the actual working of the hospital, one of the things that always appalled me was the split shift system, I could never agree with that. So the branch meetings were quite well attended at that stage, you know, really well attended.

92. MC: How many?
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93. BD: Well, we used to get about two thirds of the membership there. The membership wasn’t that big, you know, I suppose we had about a hundred, hundred and twenty, you know. So you’d get about two thirds of that there because we used to hold it in the nurses’ recreation hall, and we used to supply coffee and biscuits, and then afterwards we’d put a record-player on and the ambulancemen’d have a bit of a disco going. You know, there was something to bring them there. And, you know, they all had something to tick about as well, and we decided that we’d beat the split shift system, and we done that and we’d just recently got a new divisional nursing officer and she wanted to change the hours anyway, which we thought were a good thing, was a good thing. And we sold her this split shift system for the hours we wanted to work anyway, you know, the hours were more advantageous to us anyway, or to the nurses, and we beat the split shift system on that. And I think that’s where we done business, you know, we’ve tried to negotiate most of the things. And I think that sometimes that’s what’s lacking in the union and in all unions, you know, we too often go for the final alternative before we’ve taken all the options. We don’t really take the bother of seeing if we can really negotiate a way round it, you know. Thing that springs easily to my mind, having said that, is, we had a satellite station of Hanwell ambulance station, and it was called Brentford. And it was so bad and so old and dirty and pigeon droppings all over the place that we decided that it was a health hazard and we’d pull the guys out of there, you know. So we pulled them out and they all come to Hanwell station. And obviously it got very over-crowded and people were getting on eachother[‘s] nerves and fisticuffs almost coming about, you know. Well as you know fisticuffs is the final straw in any health service and you could be sacked, so we decided we’d try and get some other accommodation for them, and the management were totally, couldn’t care less, ‘cause they hoped we would get so browned off we’d go back into this Brentford. So, the obvious thing, they said “no, there’s nothing we can do for at least five months, you know, you’ve no chance.” The obvious thing we should’ve done was struck. But, you know, if you strike all you really succeed in doing is taking money out of your members’ pockets, and your job is to put more money in, not take it out, or that’s as I see it. And we had a branch meeting, or a station meeting, and at that stage everyone on the whole complex by now was in COHSE, some hundred-odd members in the ambulance service. So we then worked out ways we could beat them without actually striking. And I made them a suggestion that if we put tents up on the lawn in front of the ambulance station, and let the people

of Ealing know that we had to put tents up to make room for us to live, you know, it might work. So everyone thought this was a fantastic idea, I said “OK, four of five of you, go home, get you tents, bring them back” ‘cause a lot of ambulancemen camp, you know. And away they went, you see, and I come in eight o’clock the next morning, near fell off my car. The whole lawn was full of tents, everybody seemed to have tents, and everybody wanted to get in the act. Well I was surprised, but you should’ve seen the officer! He nearly had a coronary, you know. And within an hour the divisional nursing officer was down there and you could imagine that something like thirty or forty tents parked on the lawn outside the ambulance station.

94. MC: Near the hospital?

95. BD: Well, it’s right on the main road, right on the Boston Manor Road, which is one of the main roads of Hanwell, you know, the buses go past there and everyone was sitting on the buses chuckling away, you know. So the divisional officer come down very quickly and he said “right, get ‘em down, joke’s over, get ‘em down!” I said “no way! They’re staying,” you know. So he said “well”, he said, “it’s easy, all I do is have you all sent out on jobs and then we take ‘em down.” I said “OK, you do that.” I said “but if you take ‘em down, you know,
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we will then strike and we will let everyone know through the publicity,” I said, “that you, we were doing an industrial action that didn’t hurt the patients at all, and you forced us into taking the next step, and we’ll name you,” I said, “’cause you’re the guy who’s going to cause the strike. If you can handle that, take ‘em down.” And they never did take ‘em down, you know, and within five weeks instead of five months we had a new satellite station built.

96. MC: That’s a really nice story.

97. BD: Yeah. This is why I say, you know, what we try to do in our branch is try to take all the alternatives first, you know, not just to dive into strike action. I think that’s too easy, sometimes I think it’s the result of a weak [end of side A].

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98. MC: You were saying about weak branch secretaries.

99. BD: I think it’s the ploy of a weak branch secretary, you know, I think he hasn’t taken the avenues open to him, he hasn’t negotiated enough, he hasn’t been forceful enough, he hasn’t put enough industrial muscle [?other than] strike action, you know. I’ve very rarely found strike action to be as frightening as we think it is, you know. I believe the threat of [a] strike is far more worrying to a management that the actual strike because the minute you’re out there they start making plans of how best to combat that strike. And, you know, you could be in a very dangerous position because while you’re out on strike they could well find out that your job could be run a lot easier with less men. And that’s a bad thing, you know, so I’m not altogether, I’m not against strike when it’s necessary, but I’m against some of the stupid strikes that happen in the health service, you know.

100. MC: Like?

101. BD: Well, like the one where the guy was caught with his bike in the theatre and he was asked to move it and because they moved it – he wouldn’t, they moved it – he immediately called a strike. Now I think that is ridiculous because, you know, you’re giving the management two weapons to use against you [indistinct] you’re out there your members are going to trickle back anyway, health service workers are not known for their long strikes, you know, and their ability to stay on strike like miners who live in their own communities and they’ve always got someone to back them up and keep them on the straight and narrow, you know. But no, I think that is wrong. We had a similar problem where our station officer told us to get the bikes off the station, and we said we couldn’t, you know, and we’d want a bike rack outside with a covered roof, and he wouldn’t give us it so we parked all the bikes in his office the following morning, you know. Of course, we had to take them out when he ordered us but every morning he come in he had the bikes in the office and it was getting on his wick and suddenly from nowhere we found there was a bike rack being brought down, you know. And that was three days, but OK it was three funny days, everyone enjoyed upsetting the officer, you know. These things’ll work, I think you’ve got to put a bit of thought into industrial relations, you know, and give them some challenge.

102. MC: Can you give any other examples like that where you sort of used your imagination to . . ?

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103. BD: Well, we used to have a situation at Hanwell ambulance station where the controllers were having a little bit of a go at us. So what they used to do is, they’d wait ‘til the night shift, about three o’clock in the morning, you know, and they’d decide to put an ambulance on stand-by at Hammersmith Broadway. And then when that didn’t really drive us round the bend they decided to do two or three of these a night, you know, so you’d spend maybe two hours just sitting on Hammersmith Broadway, knowing that Chelsea were in and Fulham were in and the other stations round you were in but you were sitting out covering their ground. So we complained about this and they said “well, give us a few examples” and course we couldn’t give them off the head, you know. So for a week we kept a list of the stand-bys we done, and they said “yeah but, you know, we appreciate that you are being taken on but there’s not a lot we can do about it.” I said “OK, well, don’t bother,” I said, “we’ll do it.” I said “in future every ambulance that goes out from Hanwell on a stand-by will take with him one of our placards, one of our big COHSE posters.” I said “and on that COHSE poster it’ll have ‘this ambulance has been deployed from Hanwell because your area is not adequately covered by ambulances, but now we have two areas uncovered by ambulances, both Hanwell and Brentford.’” “You can’t do that.” I said “try us.” I said “everywhere we go we’ll set that up.” I said “we’ll also take out with us a calor gas stove and we’ll make tea alongside the road like bloody gypsies.” And they bottled, we never got another stand-by from that day on. You know, and I think this is what you’ve got to do, I think, all right, maybe I haven’t got all the answers, I’m sure I haven’t, but I think there’s not enough imagination goes into trade business, you know, I don’t think we fly enough kites.

104. MC: Do you think it keeps people together more often than strikes ‘cause everyone just goes home, don’t they?

105. BD: That’s right. You see, not only that, especially if you’re winning your members stick closer to you, and even if you lose they’ve enjoyed the battle because they’ve been involved in it and it hasn’t cost them a lot of money and it hasn’t stopped them from paying their mortgage and they’ve turned somebody over and they’ve embarrassed somebody, and we all love to see somebody fall on their bum as long as it’s not us, you know, and I think that’s indicative of the whole thing, you know, that somebody’s fell on their bum and you’ve helped them to fall and you can be the guy standing back laughing, you know, and that is what makes my branch strong anyway, the fact that they know that I will strike at the last resort.

106. MC: You can do that in a local dispute, of course, you know, where you’ve got a battle with local management. It’s a different thing when you’ve got a national, an immoveable government, isn’t it? Or isn’t it different?

107. BD: Well yeah, I think it is different. I think that is totally different. I think the only thing an intransigent government can understand is when you take totally intransigent methods or means along with them. Unfortunately that doesn’t always lead where you want it to lead because you’ve then got people wanting to increase the action, and you’ve got your everyday solid member who just can’t increase it any more, you know, because, let’s be fair, you know, health service workers are not highly paid, they haven’t had the time to save, they haven’t had the chance to save and they don’t have a lot of savings in the bank, and in the main, and I’m not being derogatory to them, but in the main they’re not noted for their banking abilities and, you know, some of the porters, I mean if you’re paying sixty-five pound a week you’re not getting no Albert Einsteins in there or researchers or anything like that, or people with five or six O levels. You know, you’re
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getting the guys who just want an easy life, you know, and’ve left school at an early age without any qualifications. Now unfortunately – I’m not being derogatory to these people, I know them, I’ve got them in my branch – they don’t save money, they don’t bank, they don’t, you know, they’re not in a position to save money. Most of them have got large families, or single-parent families amongst the domestics, and they just haven’t got the ability to stay out on total strike. And, you know, then you’ve got your nurses who are totally opposed, and even some domestics and porters, that are opposed to leaving patients unattended, you know, and ambulancemen as well, and I think you’ve got to take all those things into consideration. I think in this dispute in particular we should’ve used far more of the publicity, we should’ve, you know, there’s been a lot of money floating around in the TUC available to us from the miners and from the railwaymen and from people of others. I mean, our branch alone has got over seventeen hundred pound now as a strike fund, which has been donated by teachers, railwaymen, shops, God knows where, you know, old people just come up and give us five pound while we’re standing on the picket line. And, you know, I think we could’ve got money, you know, from the other unions and from our own union and put our case plainly as a full-page spread, even in the Tory press, and said, you know, that the strong were defying the weak, that we didn’t want to fight with like, you know, other people who can go out on total strike. I think our case should’ve been put more forcefully in the press and there should have been more officers appearing on television. In 1979, you know, I was on television nearly every night because that’s where I had to be, and the ambulancemen got the highest pay they ever got, the highest pay rise they ever got through Clegg, you know, and I’m proud to be associated with that and I think I went an awful long way to being a part of getting that settlement. For about three months it wrecked my home life completely. Eight weeks I didn’t have my kids with me at all, we had to send them off to the mother-in-law’s and they were under threat of being assaulted on the way to school and I was under threat of castration, the windows were going to be smashed in. And when you’re getting something like twelve or fourteen anonymous letters every day, you know, and not one of them wishing you well, well then, you know, you’ve got a right to get your kids out of that situation. Though fair play to mine, they didn’t want to go, you know, because I hope I’m bringing them up as socialists, all I can do is try, you know, but they didn’t want to go because we are a fairly close family and we believe in supporting one another, you know. But you see, in this dispute we haven’t had officers appearing regularly on television and putting the case across for the health service worker. And it’s got slightly political in some ways, you know, we’ve been deviated a little bit from really pursuing the case for money and we’ve got more interested in really breaking down a government. Well, that’s fine for me, you know, there’s nothing I would rather see that the Tory government get kicked out of office, but I should imagine something like sixty per cent of my members voted Tory at the last election, and some of them are intransigent Tories. Now they’re not going to be party to that, you know, no way. They’re quite happy to fight for a straightforward battle on pay but once we’ve had some speakers down and they’ve gone on about “you could wreck the government” we’ve had a lot of people walk away from the picket line and never come back. And, you know, sometimes these very left-wing speakers can do you more damage than good in the dispute, you know. So yes, I think in the national situation strike action is a very strong weapon, especially if you can encourage enough people like we did on the twenty-second of whatever when there was the national day of action and we put all those people on the floor, that was a magic day. But it’s how long you can sustain that kind of effort.

108. MC: I’m switching a bit now, but, ‘cause I mean obviously it’s fading out a bit now, looks like it anyway, doesn’t it? As if war-weariness has set in.
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109. BD: That’s right.

110. MC: Finally. I mean, after a long time, much longer than most people would have predicted I think, that people could’ve sustained it for so long. I don’t know whether you would have predicted that or . . .

111. BD: No, as a predictor I think I should be kicked out of the game altogether, you know. In January somebody said to me “do you think the nurses’d ever go on strike, Bill?” I said “no way,” I said, “I can see nurses eventually going on strike in about three or four years’ time,” you know, I said “I can see this happening” but I said . . .

112. MC: Yes about predicting, Bill, you were saying, in January.

113. BD: Yeah, in January I predicted, you know, somebody said to me, “will nurses strike?” you know, “when do you see nurses? Why don’t we have a strike?” And I said “I can’t see it,” you know I said “three or four years maybe”, you know, “and nurses are getting increasingly more militant, I said “two, three, four years at the outside, I can see nurses being on the street and actually taking strike action, you know.” And then in April we had this branch meeting and the nurses voted unanimously and we had a tremendous response at Ealing, you know. So much so they completely shook me, I never expected them to take the actions they did, you know, we virtually brought the hospital to a halt more than once, you know. And shop stewards really got going, you know, and really done fantastic things. Course the day out to Brighton, to the TUC conference, was one of the magic moments of my life.

114. MC: You were involved in that?

115. BD: Yeah, they were all my nurses who were there, you know.

116. MC: What, in the gallery?

117. BD: That’s right, and I was with them. And some of those girls had got up, been on night

shift all night, you know, and carried on and just got on the coaches as they come off the nights and went straight on down to Brighton, you know. We didn’t get back gone seven o’clock at night. So, you know, it was, and that was tremendous, you know, because, like I say, I’m thirty years a trade unionist and that was the first time I’d ever really seen the strong ready to support the weak and, in the main, they done just that. But I think everyone now is looking at Christmas, you know. I know my domestics are, I mean nurses as well, you know, they just really have got to now decide whether they give their kids a Christmas or not ‘cause, you know, my domestics are looking at taking home lousy pay from now ‘til Christmas if we carry on the dispute. And their money is important in their houses; most of them, a lot of them are single-parent families, a lot of them are with husbands out of work. Well, there wages is vital, vital in the households, you know. So it’s going to be very, very difficult, to say the least, to carry on.

118. MC: Yeah.

119. BD: Very difficult.

120. MC: That’s sort of . . .But nevertheless it’s not the end, is it?
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121. BD: But I don’t think they’ve beat us, you see. I don’t see it as the defeat that everyone’s saying. Maybe, you know, all my life I’ve tried to look for some good in the bad things that’ve happened to me. You know, I come to terms with my cancer doing just that. So I look at this and I’ve tried to work out the good in it. We brought nurses out for the first time ever. We’ve fought this government longer than any other union or group of unions. We, with our action have got a better, forced a better deal out of this government than the steel workers did, who were costing this country thousands of millions of pounds every week. We’ve done better out of this dispute than the Civil Service did, who were stopping millions of pounds coming in every week, even threatened to hit the people on the dole, and all of this, you know. Now, we have got, we have forced from them more money than both of those sections of very militant and very able people who could actually make a difference in the economy. And we can’t, and we were only fighting with one hand behind our back. What the hell does this government think they’d do if they ever tried to hurt the National Health Service? If they ever tried to disband it?

122. MC: Do you think that’s why they’re back-tracking a bit?

123. BD: I’m sure that’s why they’re back-tracking. They realise we are a powerful force. Look, the consultants in the National Health Service come out and had a dispute a few years ago. Nothing happened, the Health Service still run. Shortly after that the junior doctors and the registrars had a go. Nothing happened. We still run, the Health Service still run, and run adequately. We run without both of those groups of people. Now in 1979 the ancillary workers and the ambulancemen struck and we brought this service to a stop, or to a virtual stop. So the power is with the workers, the power is with the workers, not the doctors, not with the administrators, the power’s with us. And we’ve proved it again this year. There’s many, many hospitals who are diving around empty beds at the moment, with waiting lists. Now, that has got to be a feather in our cap, that has got to be a knock to them. What the hell would this crowd do? And, you know, if you go back to this national day of action on the twenty-second, when there was something like a hundred and fifty thousand people, and I believe that was a reasonable estimate, a bit conservative even, you know, ‘cause there was an awful, awful lot of people there. And if they had prepared to turn out, and we were only arguing about something like six per cent then because we’d already got six, you know, and we were looking for twelve so we were really only arguing about six per cent. And I think at that stage everyone would’ve settled under ten anyway, you know, if we’d all been offered nine we’d’ve settled, so you could be talking about three per cent. Now, if you can encourage that many people on the street for three per cent, what would you encourage if this government or any other government tried to destroy the National Health Service? So no, I don’t believe we’ve lost, I believe we’ve, there’s a lot of good come out of this. We’ve encouraged a lot of people to take militant action. We’ve found pockets of resistance that are still there. I mean a lot of people in my branch’ll go on forever. You know, we’ve also got people coming up to us and saying “how can I become a shop steward, Bill? How can I get more interested in this union business, Bill?” Our branch meetings are bigger, people are more aware.

124. MC: You don’t think there’ll be disillusioned with the TUC and the national unions?

125. BD: No, no, I don’t. I think the mad militants will. But, you know, I think the others are just about ready for giving in now. I think they’ve had enough, you know, and I think they’ve proved all they wanted to prove, you know, we have got nurses out, and not one of them’s been disciplined by the General Nursing Council like they were in ’79. Nurses’ve wore
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uniform on demonstration, never allowed before. They stuck it, you know, and they’ve been going since April, and this is what people glibly forget, you know. And you’ll find some of these militants who are now screaming “sell-out” and all of that are the ones, their branches done less than the so-called middle-of-the-road branches and the branches who were looked to be easy riders and right-wingers, you know. And you’ll find, I’ve looked into this fairly deeply, you know, I’ve listened, I’ve watched some of the people who were up at conference screaming for a total strike, and I’ve checked back since then what their branches’ve done. You know and there’s one lady springs readily to mind and her branch is doing nothing, she can’t get them out at all but she was on the conference begging for [a] total strike. It’s a good job she didn’t get it ‘cause she would’ve made hell a fool, she’d have been out on her own.

126. MC: This is a problem, isn’t it? Yeah.

127. BD: That’s the trouble, you know, and this is the other really, something else, you know, going back to earlier statements about conference being a magic time and all that. One of the problems with conference is that people come there and express their own opinions and they’re not really expressing the opinions of a branch. You know, I remember a guy from Oxford once coming to conference and screaming for all-out strike and he wanted this and he wanted that, back this resolution. When he got back they kicked him out of office, the shop stewards, because he should never have said it, you know what I mean? And I think that happens a bit too often at conference. People are riding their own hobby horse and not the hobby horse of the branch. At our branch we go through the resolution book before conference, we make our own resolutions, we decide then whichever resolutions we’ll support or second, and on some of them I’m given leeway: “go, listen to the argument, and decide”, you know. But on most of them I’m under instruction.

128. MC: How did you get involved in the wider union from the branch?

129. BD: What, going to conference and all that?

130. MC: Well, and also the region.

131. BD: Well, because once you got fifty members you’re entitled to go to regional council, and I went when I got fifty members, you know. And then I took somebody else with me when we got the next magic figure. And I was quite impressed at the way COHSE builds up its structure of influence, you know. And I decided then that I wanted to be a regional chairman, and I am now chairman.

132. MC: Why chairman? Why was that what you set yourself?

133. BD: Well, because I think as a regional chairman you can do an awful lot of good in the union. You can lead by example, you can . . . I think it’s important, it’s an important position, not that I want to be important, but I believe it’s an important position that should be done properly. I don’t believe the regional councils in this union or any union have enough direct influence. I reckon they should be more involved in the actual running of the union, you know.

134. MC: In the old days when conferences were fewer and farther between, every three years, the main avenue of influence was between the regional council and the NEC. But that doesn’t happen so much now, does it?
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135. BD: No, well, yes, you’ve still got your avenue open to the NEC, and you’ve still got direct access to the national officers, you know, through your regions. But I find that they tend not to take as much recognition of regional councils as they should be, you know, I feel the regional council really has a far bigger role to play in the union if regional chairman are responsible, and if the regional councillors are responsible, to take it with both hands. But unfortunately, you know, regional chairman allow a whole lot of drivel to go on, or some of them do, you know. That’s one of the things I tried to do in our region is to try and, you know, make sure that the debate is valid and to make sure the debate is interesting and to the point, you know. Once we get people citing off personal memories and all of that business we blow them out.

136. MC: You have resolutions that go forward to NEC and things like that.

137. BD: Oh yeah, yeah, yeah. You know, our regional council is quite militant. We’re one of the only regional councils who’ve taken up the option of having an extraordinary regional council. The only regional council that in my knowledge has moved vote of no-confidence against the president of the union, and that was when he made what we considered was a terrible error of misjudgement on the business when they held a Miss World conference, COHSE, Miss COHSE at conference one year.

138. MC: And he condemned them.

139. BD: Well, he condemned the picket line, and he listened to the side of the people, you know, who’d gone to him and complained about dresses being torn and all of this business. He listened to all of that, and he give them a fair hearing, and yet he never listened to any of the people, you know, he never made it his business to find out. He knew Number Six region was involved, least he could’ve done was call the regional secretary, the regional chairman and one other, you know, to come and put our point of view to him. But he didn’t do that, he just castigated us as terrible people. But it so happened this very important dress that was so-called destroyed, and we still denied that, but it was a guy in drag anyway. Now, no woman’s going to give a guy a nice dress to wear, you know, is he?

140. MC: So you were going along with the protestors at the conference.

141. BD: Yeah, I was hundred per cent in favour.

142. MC: Why was that?

143. BD: Because I don’t believe that at a trade union, I don’t believe in women cavorting anyway purely on bodily build, that they are better than some other woman, you know. I believe all women are equal whether one’s got a nice body and the other one’s got a bad one, that’s no criteria, you know, a woman is a woman. And I just don’t see that we need that kind of crap in this union at all.

144. MC: D’you think that’s part of that problem with conference not being serious enough?

145. BD: Yeah, I think that was done by silly people who come to the conference with more thought outside the conference hall than in it, and I think, you know, what really should have happened was that when they sent up the invite to all the delegates from the chair,
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the chair, the president should’ve said “look, I don’t want be a party to that”, you know, “this is totally opposed to the best interests of women” and I think he should have kicked it out there, but he allowed it to go on, he allowed it to take place, he even made the announcement. And then he done something that I would never do. You know, what he done, in effect, was like one of my managers saying to me “look, Bill, one of your members is a right pain in the bum,” you know, and “we ought to have him out” and all of this and “tell me a few things about this guy” and I just say to him “oh yeah, I think that’s terrible, let’s sack him,” you know, and not give the guy any support. I mean, it’s my job then to go and find out the guy’s side of the story. But the president never done that, you know, he just simply took their word and we were wrong and they were right and we were totally wrong, we got no right to reply. The other bad thing was that he kept the press in there all the time, he used this thing against us, you know. And we felt that we had a legitimate case, and I still feel they did, you know, and I think the Number Six region acted admirably, you know, I was proud that day to be the regional chairman and I still am, you know, and I supported them then and I support them now.

146. MC: When’s the next regional council?

147. BD: The next regional council is, there’s an executive council on the 25th of November, and then the next one is the annual general meeting in January some time.

148. MC: Would it be possible to come along?

149. BD: Certainly it would.

150. MC: Just to observe it, I mean I’d like to get round some of the regions.

151. BD: Certainly it would.

152. MC: When is that?

153. BD: I’ll inform Pat McGinley tonight [?at Holborn], I’ll make sure you’re invited.

154. MC: January the . . .

155. BD: You won’t be able to come to the executive, it would have to be the full council in January

156. MC: That’s fine, I’d just like to get the flavour of the . . .

157. BD: That’s right.

158. MC: January the . . .

159. BD: I’m not sure of the dates. Pat will give you the date. Do you know Pat McGinley?

160. MC: Well I don’t know him very well, no.

161. BD: Well I’ll get the date to you, if you give me a ring in a few days.

162. MC: OK.
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163. BD: I don’t know whether he’s booked already but I think he has.

164. MC: OK, I’ll ring you about that, Bill.

165. BD: OK.

166. MC: Great. Sort of, rushing on, but , you mentioned Harry Short, maybe, I’d like to get some, I mean, who are the people that’ve really impressed you in COHSE?

167. BD: Well, a lot of people have impressed me in COHSE.

168. MC: Can you mention some of them?

169. BD: I’m basically impressed by the whole union. I like the democracy, that’s the main thing I like because I believe in councils and I believe in conferences and I believe in the members having a full say of running that union, you know, ‘cause without their brass we haven’t got a union, so I believe they’ve got a right to have a say the way the union’s run. So basically, you know, I’d love to see COHSE be a little bit more left-wing, as I’ve said earlier. But basically I’m quite happy with the union, you know, I’m quite happy with the way it runs.

170. MC: You mentioned people like Harry Short. What was . . ?

171. BD: You know, he was a very small man – I’d doubt if he was above five foot – but he was a giant, you know. He was socialistically well-read, he was [a] very thoughtful, caring person, he was a terrible fighter for the rights of man in general, you know, he believed in, that was his sole aim in life, you know. And he not only done an awful lot of work in the Fire Brigades Union but he done a hell of a lot of work in COHSE and he was a voice that was always listened to and always spoke extremely good sense, you know. And then when he retired from the service altogether he stepped straight into another fight, you know, he started working for old age pensioners and all that. He was a guy who was going to, and did in fact, work until the day he died, you know, purely for the socialist way of life and the principle of the trade union movement and to me he was a giant, you know. When he said at conference “Short, Hammersmith”, beautiful modulated speaking voice, everyone stopped and listened, you know. And there’s other people, you know, who are giants: Tom [?Courtley] always made a lot of sense and built an extremely big branch, you know. Scotland he comes from.

172. MD: Fife, wasn’t it?

173. BD: Yeah, Fife. He always had the best interest of the union at heart and could see the other side of the penny and I believe he is a true socialist, you know. And I think that’s what I admire most about people, you know, that they don’t bend their socialist principle, the union principle, you know.

174. MD: It’s interesting both people you mentioned are quite close to the shop floor.

175. BD: Well yeah, because I think this is where trade unionism really happens, you know. Yeah, the negotiator who’s doing the big negotiatings [sic] on the pay and all of that business, they’ve forgotten what it’s like down here, they don’t know from day one what
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the membership really wants. It’s impossible for them to keep their finger on the pulse of what the members want. And, you know, when they ask people like me and we tell them they tend to want to pooh-pooh it because it doesn’t fall in with their particular idea of what they think you should want. You know, I think Albert now, God rest him, you know, is very, very far away from the members, people like Terry Mallinson and David Williams. And it’s not their fault, I’m not knocking them for this, don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying anything derogatory about them, but the very fact of their job. I remember when I was a convenor for the ambulance service I was still very close to the floor and I done that for four years, but I never rode an ambulance for those four years, and when I eventually come back to ride an ambulance, Christ, I had a hell of a job to get back into it because it was, you know, it was different than the ambulance world I’d retained as a memory, and it was totally different, and hard to get back into, and it took me a month or more to get back into the day-to-day running of being an ambulanceman, you know. So they must’ve grown an awful long way away from us.

176. MD: Do you not think, I mean you say you’re very loyal to COHSE, do you not think it’s a, I’m not making it as a suggestion, but some people might say it was a nurse-dominated union, a psychiatric nurse-dominated union.

177. BD: Well I would’ve said, yeah, I would’ve said when I joined COHSE that it was really well dominated by the psychiatric nurses and the psychiatric management, which was even worse, you know, at that stage I can remember . . .

178. MD: What, the high-ranking nurses got onto the NEC?

179. BD: That’s right, that’s right. You know, they were all nursing officers or sisters or charge nurses. We didn’t have any porters up there or anything like that, you know. And I think at that stage it was really a psychiatric union, you know, in more ways than one maybe. But I think that’s changed over the years and I think now, you know, you get a lot of input from ancillary workers. And some of the work COHSE does on the ambulance staffs side, you know, some of the research department work on that is fantastic, and their submission to the Clay, Clegg Commission, you know, was extremely good. And I think we are stepping out of that psychiatrically-based system and becoming more of an across-theboard Health Service union. I think conference shows that fairly plainly because when I first went to conference nurses and midwives was really the only big issue of the week, you know, and I was there as, there was me and another guy, and that was ambulance commitment to COHSE. But now, you know, if the ambulancemen have a meeting we’re looking at something like forty, fifty delegates, you know, so they have got to have, the ambulance used to be over in about ten minutes, you know, two resolutions, that was your lot. But now, you know, you’ve not only got ambulancemen moving resolutions about ambulancemen but they’re also moving resolutions on administration, on nuclear disarmament, on political basis, you know, and all of these other things.

180. MC: I was going to say one of the things that’s said about ambulance workers is that they’re pretty sectional, not good trade unionists, they’re militant on issues, but not good trade unionists

181. BD: They’re very introverts, they tend to look at themselves rather than the whole spectrum of trade unionism. I’m proud to say my branch are not like that, you know. For the last two years we have followed trade union guidelines right done the middle, and we would’ve followed them before but they never had any, you know.
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182. MC: It’s a code of practice?

183. BD: That’s right, yeah. And if the union say “strike on that day” we strike on that day, but the ambulancemen tended to strike on other days and we got ourselves into an awful lot of hot water from the other ambulancemen, but we told them categorically “we are trade unionists, we belong to COHSE and we going to do what COHSE advises to do,” you know, and we done just that over the last two years. Like I say, every year we’ve had an awful lot of stick, but we intend to carry on because that’s the way you’ve got to be.

184. MC: Is it because it’s a closed, they’re a bit isolated from other groups of health workers and perhaps feel that health workers don’t understand their job very much?

185. BD: I don’ think it’s that, I think they just think they’re something special and they’re not, they’re only a part of the team.

186. MC: What, because of what they do, the emergency . . .

187. BD: Yeah, that’s right, I think they would like to be special.

188. MC: Professionalism.

189. BD: Well they, no I wouldn’t say that. I don’t think they’re ready for professionalism but, although we have guys who are already doing [indistinct] and infusion, you know.

190. MC: What I meant is, do you think there’s an elitist attitude?

191. BD: Yeah, I think that’s it. I don’t know, I don’t know quite what it is, I think they’re just perverse, really. You know, springs to mind again, you know, that we were at a meeting last year in County Hall, and they knew that the trade unions were going to strike and they picked another day. Now that isn’t elitist, that is bloody perverse, you know, no matter what way you look at it. And we said then that we wouldn’t go along with that, and that’s when we started going our own way, you know, because we didn’t want to get into that kind of business, what you’re talking about the trade union movement, especially me because it’s my life, I don’t really have any other hobbies, only this is my hobby, it’s my life, I enjoy doing it, and I’m a trade unionist.

192. MC: I suppose being in local government, being engaged in local negotiations before . . .

193. BD: I think that was . . .

194. MC: . . . ’74 must have had a . . .

195. BD: Yeah, I think that, I think that’s always been a big thing. I think that’s been the big thing with it that they, for an awful lot of years, they made their own rules, you know, they decided their own future with a local council, or in our case with the GLC7, you know, and whatever you done with them was the rules of the game. But now they’re involved with a bigger ball game and, you know, to be honest, they’re third division players trying to play in the first division and they’re not used to it. You know, that’s how I see it, anyway. I’m pretty disappointed with ambulancemen in general. 7 Greater London Council
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196. MC: What about, you mentioned the Federation of Ambulance Personnel.

197. BD: That’s right.

198. MC: You said that, sort of, was on the way out when you were starting.

199. BD: Well, when I was starting up in a branch it was on its way out. It was very prevalent when I was just belonging, you know. It was something I could never have personally joined because I believe if you’re going to be a part of a national body you’ve got to have highly-skilled negotiators who’ve come through the whole gambit of trade unionism, you know, started off as a shop steward, elevated himself or elevated or whatever, you know, to chairman and then to branch secretary, maybe been the auditor of the branch as well, you know, and then gone on regional chairman and then on to, you know, being very much involved in the Labour Party, seeing some of the negotiations at local level, maybe been a councillor, and then work your way through the system, you know, assistant regional secretary, regional secretary. That’s the only grounding I understand for a guy who’s going to eventually deal nationally with ambulancemen’s pay. Now, you know, I reckon I’m as good a trade unionist as anyone, but I wouldn’t want to dive in tomorrow and sit on the national negotiating committee. I’m sure I’d make a pils of it, you know. But this is what they were really suggesting, that we done our own negotiating, you know. And I particularly feel there’s more to a national, or there should be more to a national negotiator than that, which is even, you know, [indistinct]

200. MC: ‘Cause they merged in the end, didn’t they?

201. BD: That’s right. I was instigational, actually, into getting them into COHSE. I spoke to Terry Mallinson in the first instance after being approached by some of the lads from [the] Federation and so I was . . .

202. MC: Was it mainly a London-based thing or?

203. BD: Well, it was basically Southend, you know, and London with the big issues, but there was some very, very strong areas of it, you know, Avon was very strong, and Cornwall, Devon.

204. MC: Did it have paid officials and things like that?

205. BD: Well, it did, but it was so haphazardly run, you know, that there was no really, I suppose I shouldn’t say this, I didn’t see it as a very well-run organisation, you know, I wouldn’t want to say any more than that in case somebody hears this and then takes me [indistinct] for libel, you know. But no, I didn’t see it as a particularly well-run thing. Like our COHSE magazine, they had a magazine called The Blue Light and, you know, this was a treacherous thing, it used to really pick out people who were involved in the trade union movement, you know, and who wouldn’t go into COHSE, and union officers, and it’d say terrible things about them, you know, and, you know, make out that they weren’t the people they were supposed to be. Ted Sheehan particularly suffered through it, he was Transport and General, and some of the guys from NUPE and, you know, and some of the branch secretaries. They really had a, you know, very, it was something like an ambulanceman’s Private Eye, but it wasn’t, there was very little humour in it, you know. And it’s never, I’ve always believed it’s never been any part of me to slag another socialist
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just for the pure fun of doing it, you know. If I’m going to slag someone I’d like to get him off in a room on his own, I wouldn’t want to do it in public or, you know, I would never go into press and say what a horrible guy the branch secretary next door was even if I believed it, you know. So, that alone was sufficient to keep me out of it, you know. And the fact that I’ve always been a trade unionist and I didn’t see what a friendly society could do for me.

206. MC:It could never have broken into the negotiations.

207. BD: No, it was never allowed to break into the negotiation[s], and quite rightly so, you know, quite rightly so in my opinion, quite rightly so.

208. MC: Is there anything I haven’t mentioned, covered at all in my questions that you think . . ?

209. BD: Not really . . .

210. MC: We’ve covered quite a lot of ground.

211. BD: Covered a lot of ground, a lot of talking. I think, one thing I’d like to say is, you know, and I think it’s important that – I see you’re wearing the badge so I’m on safe ground, I’m not going to get an argument – but I think every trade unionist ought to be totally committed to the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament. I think that’s one of the best things I done in my life was to become an active member of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament and I’m like you, I believe that wherever I go should wear my badge and let everyone else know, you know. ‘Cause one of the problems with the campaign is while everyone’s prepared to go on marches and all of that business, they forget to wear their badge at the office the next day, or they’re frightened to because they feel a little bit isolated but [if] they wore the badge at the office, you know, they might find that there’s ten other people who are also feeling isolated at that office, you know.

212. MC: Yeah, that’s a good point.

213. BD: And I think it’s important. I think the wearing of your badge, the same as the wearing of your union badge, I believe that’s important too.

214. MC: You obviously, I mean, you feel, when I phoned you up and I was going to come on November the fifth and made a joke about fireworks. I mean, obviously, you feel strongly about those kinds of . . .

215. BD: Yeah, I . . .

216. MC: I mean being an ambulance worker you see terrible accidents, you’d know what the damage of bombing or fireworks can actually do, isn’t it?

217. BD: Well, as an ambulanceman I am particularly opposed to fireworks, but, you know, I’m also opposed to the idea of the firework, you know, it’s training our children to think of bombs and how attractive they are and how pleasant they are. There’s nothing pleasant about a bomb, especially a nuclear bomb, you know, and there’s nothing pleasant about the air-to-sea missile which the rocket can represent to them, you know. My children never had fireworks and I’m not ashamed to say that. We give them books, we give them
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a night out in a Wimpey Bar. We spend the same money as they’d have if they had fireworks, you know, but we tend to either buy them a game or a book or a record or something like that. We find that that is far more for them, you know. We’ve also never had war toys in the house, we don’t believe in them. And I’m glad to say that both my daughters are gradually becoming at least feminists, and socialists . WHO THEY???

 

 

Donald Dixon, Baron Dixon, (6 March 1929-19 February 2017) was a mp -Dixon worked in the Tyne shipyards and was a workers’ representative before being elected. Don Dixon was Leader of Jarrow Borough Council, 1963-74; after that council’s abolition he spent five years as Chairman of Housing at South Tyneside.

Dixon served as the Labour MP for Jarrow, 1979-97, serving as a Whip; he was considered to be on the Old Right of the Labour Party. Dixon was elevated to the Lords with the title Baron Dixon of Jarrow. He retired from the Lords on 9 February 2016.

‘The Guardian’ obituary for Don Dixon:

It was a source of the deepest regret and sorrow to Don Dixon, Labour’s former deputy chief whip, who has died aged 87, that he should prove to have been the last Labour MP elected for the constituency of Jarrow while there was still shipbuilding on the River Tyne. He was born in Jarrow, into a family with links across the generations to the river and its historic industry and, after 30 years as a shipyard worker himself, he spent much of his subsequent political career unsuccessfully fighting to defend its continued existence.

His two defining characteristics were pride and loyalty. He was proud of being able to say that he had lived on the banks of the Tyne for every year of his life. He was proud when he was chosen as his party’s candidate for the safe Labour seat in the 1979 election in preference to two academic aspirants with, as he put it, more letters behind their names than the eight letters in his own. And throughout his adult life, he was loyal to the town of his birth and to the politics of the Labour party, which he harnessed to try to help the people he represented.

He had a reputation in the House of Commons as a gruff and somewhat belligerent MP, a man of few words, whose face bore testimony to his education in the school of hard knocks. He admitted to having been in a few street fights in his time, but he was a shrewd man with a hidden affection for Geordie poetry, who was popular with his parliamentary colleagues. He spoke little for two reasons: he spent most of his parliamentary career in the whips’ office and he was once advised by his grandfather: “Always think first and make sure that what you have to say is an improvement on the silence.”

He was the son of Jane (nee Dean) and Christopher Dixon. His father and grandfather had both been thrown out of work in the shipyards during his early childhood, in the difficult days of the 1930s, but after Ellison Street elementary school and service in the Royal Engineers during the second world war, Don followed them into the Tyneside yards. His experiences there, including periods on the dole which took him to Wearside and Lowestoft, brought him into politics. He joined the Labour party aged 21 and was elected to Jarrow borough council in 1963.

He had a distinguished local career, leading the council in 1969 and serving as the town’s mayor in 1971. He was granted the freedom of Jarrow in 1972 and when South Tyneside district council was formed two years later, he chaired the housing committee and the ruling Labour group.

In 1974 he became a full-time official with the General, Municipal and Boilermakers’ Union and when the veteran Labour MP for Jarrow, Ernest Fernyhough, decided to retire, Dixon was the natural successor. Arriving in the Commons with the election that brought Margaret Thatcher into office, he used his maiden speech to defend shipbuilding from the political incursions of a Conservative government. He spoke of the pride of his town for the ships it had built and the men it had bred and their fight for the right to work with the Jarrow crusade, led by Fernyhough’s predecessor, “Wee Ellen” Wilkinson, as she was known locally. In 1986, 50 years after the Jarrow march, Dixon claimed that Thatcher succeeded where the Nazis had failed by putting an end to Tyneside shipbuilding.

He was a natural fixer and during his years in parliament served on a series of administrative committees dealing with services, selection and catering. He was a member of the employment select committee for four years and the committee considering televising parliamentary proceedings – a development he opposed on the grounds that it would lead to grandstanding by individual politicians.

He held traditional views across a wide spectrum, opposing devolution (on the grounds that Scotland already benefited excessively, at the cost of the north-east of England), Europe, abortion and the establishment of a national lottery. He was against lifting the ban on gay people serving in the armed forces and on lowering the age of homosexual consent to 16. He was also profoundly suspicious of the trend towards modernisation within the Labour party and resented the election of what he regarded as too many teachers and academics as MPs.

Neil Kinnock appointed him in 1983 to the Labour whips’ office, where he was known for working hard and not suffering fools gladly. He was a teetotaller and was always to be spotted in the members’ tea room breakfasting at 7.30am. In 1986 he stood unsuccessfully for election as deputy chief whip, failing because of the antipathy of Scottish Labour MPs who resented his views on devolution, but in 1987 he won the election with a three-way split vote over Peter Snape and Andrew Bennett.

He was a respected incumbent in the post but, after Tony Blair’s election as leader, his days were numbered, not least when he delayed the announcement of a frontbench reshuffle by five days because of his opposition to the appointment of Peter Mandelson as a junior opposition whip. He fell victim to the New Labour new broom when a secret deal was struck the following year, in 1996, to abolish the election of the chief and deputy chief whip and make them appointed posts. Blair made him a member of the privy council in recompense and offered him a seat in the House of Lords on his resignation as an MP the following year. Dixon stood down as a member of the Lords a year ago.

He is survived by his wife, Doreen (nee Morad), whom he married in 1966 after they met as fellow Jarrow councillors, two children, Karen and Tony, and four grandchildren.

OTHER OBITS

bangor tech – lynn and the spain modelling – glenys etc – the wrong chemicals – the old git from Yorkshire – everyone knew they were crap – wood, francis, gwen parry-jones’s mum

that female teacher – we were worried that glenys was going to complain

those articles in torygraph magazine – the very week of results – enoch powell and roman polanski

thatch’s influence – torygraph

Geordie greig – freud!! – st Peters College – Mark damazar, ken loach and many more – F the letters to Ernie Trowel n Annabelle  – the girl who modelled for Lencowitz on the train – my letter to brown etc

Sir Kenneth Ronald Stowe (17 July 1927-29 August 2015) was Principal Private Secretary to the Prime Minister 1975 to 1979, and the Permanent Under-Secretary of State of the Northern Ireland Office 1979 to 1981. From 1981 to 1987 he was Permanent Secretary of the Department of Health and Social Security. He was made a CB in 1977, CVO in 1979, and KCB in 1980 and a GCB in 1986. He died on 29 August 2015.

torygraph obit –

Sir Kenneth Stowe,who has died aged 88, was an accomplished and unstuffy Whitehall mandarin who was principal private secretary to three prime ministers – Harold Wilson, James Callaghan and Margaret Thatcher – and permanent secretary at the Northern Ireland Office and the DHSS.

Rating himself “Why don’t we?” rather than a “Why should we?” man, Ken Stowe set high standards in his departments, personally apologising after clearing for publication a departmental memo which turned out to be inaccurate, and urging civil servants to shed their distaste for the “jungle” of industry and commerce.

An administrator in the DHSS and its predecessors for most of his career, Stowe tried to talk Wilson out of appointing him his private secretary in 1975. Wilson dug his heels in, and within a year Stowe faced the stormiest passage of his career, over the outgoing premier’s controversial resignation honours list, which he was in charge of processing.

The “Lavender List” – so called because it was reputedly written on the tinted notepaper of Wilson’s volatile political secretary Marcia Williams (Lady Falkender) – provoked a furore.

Harold Wilson with his political secretary Marcia Williams (later Lady Falkender) in 1975

Harold Wilson with his political secretary Marcia Williams (later Lady Falkender) in 1975  Photo: PA

Alongside such worthy candidates as the actor John Mills, it honoured the buccaneering Tory financier Jimmy Goldsmith; the property magnate Sir Eric Miller, who would commit suicide within a year while under investigation for fraud; and Joe Kagan, deviser of Wilson’s favourite Gannex raincoat, who would be jailed for fraud in 1980.

Roy Jenkins wrote that Wilson’s retirement “was disfigured by his, at best, eccentric resignation honours list which gave peerages or knighthoods to adventurous business gentlemen, several of whom were close neither to him nor to the Labour Party.” There was, however, no suggestion of financial impropriety in its composition.

To compound matters, the list was leaked to the Sunday Times. The political village was aghast at the list’s contents, and it emerged that the Political Honours Scrutiny Committee had objected to most of the names on it.

The veteran former Labour MP Lady Summerskill, a member of the panel, said: “We were astounded when we read the list of proposed honours. We told the civil servant present that we could not approve of at least half of the list, and would he see that this was conveyed to the prime minister?”

Sir Stuart Milner-Barry, clerk to the committee, relayed its view to Stowe. Caught between a rock and a hard place, Stowe told Wilson that the committee considered the bulk of the names unacceptable. Wilson’s reaction is not recorded, but only one name was removed. His successor James Callaghan was only shown the list the day before publication.

Lady Edith declared herself “astonished that, with one exception, the original list of recipients was published unchanged. We were in fact faced with a fait accompli which we had no power to upset.”

Stowe’s relations with Callaghan – and, indeed, Margaret Thatcher – were smoother. One day Callaghan was tickled to receive an invitation to join the Athenaeum, the Pall Mall club to which a score of his predecessors had belonged and in whose drawing room Asquith had famously scribbled love letters to Lady Venetia Stanley. He accepted, then was disconcerted to receive a hefty bill. Putting a brave face on it, the prime minister paid up – and took Stowe there to lunch.

Kenneth Ronald Stowe was born in east London on July 17 1927, the elder son of Arthur and Emily Stowe, and grew up on the Dagenham estate. From Dagenham County High School he went to Exeter College, Oxford, of which he became an honorary Fellow in 1989.

In 1951 Stowe joined the National Assistance Board (NAB); his first job was cycling round Romford visiting applicants for money and blankets. He was seconded in 1958 to the UN Secretariat in New York. On his return he became press officer to the NAB, justifying the refusal of successive governments to pay pensions to over-eighties who had been excluded from the National Insurance Act of 1948.

Stowe helped to frame the 1966 Social Security Act which united the NAB and the Ministry of Pensions and National Insurance into a new department, soon merged with the Ministry of Health. From 1972 he served on the Computer Agency Council, a joint Whitehall-private sector committee advising on the development of data processing in government. In 1973 he moved to the Cabinet Office, where he prepared briefs for the Cabinet’s Legislation Committee and took the minutes.

Two years later, he succeeded Robert Armstrong as principal private secretary at No 10. He supervised the handovers from Wilson to Callaghan and from Callaghan to Mrs Thatcher, who told him: “I am a warrior.”

Promoted to run the Northern Ireland Office in October 1979, Stowe’s time at Stormont was turbulent, coinciding with the Maze prison “dirty protest” and the hunger strike which brought about the deaths of Bobby Sands and nine other Republican prisoners. But his staff excelled, Stowe saying of them: “Everyone will go a second mile. The words ‘give up’ are not part of the vocabulary here.”

In July 1981 he returned to the sprawling DHSS as permanent secretary. Stowe found himself defending the department to MPs against charges that opticians had made millions buying cheap lenses from abroad and reclaiming a higher price from the NHS; that despite a costly NHS early retirement scheme many beneficiaries were returning to their jobs; and that drug companies were “running rings” round the NHS on prices.

It was on Stowe’s watch that HIV/Aids made its appearance, with the social services secretary Norman Fowler launching a controversially explicit public information campaign.

In 1986 Stowe collapsed in his office with a viral infection after a meeting with Fowler about frictions with the NHS management board over who should run the service. He spent much of his final year at the Cabinet Office, undertaking “special tasks” for Armstrong who was now Cabinet Secretary.

His first job after retiring in 1987 was to serve on a commission set up by President Robert Mugabe to review the public service in Zimbabwe; in 1996 he would perform the same task in South Africa for a more appreciative President Nelson Mandela.

He advised the British government, the UN Development Programme and the Commonwealth Secretariat on administrative reform, and chaired the inaugural conference in 1994 of the Commonwealth Association for Public Administration and Management.

Stowe chaired the government-backed Carnegie Inquiry into the Third Age, which in 1993 called for people to work into their seventies if they chose to, with flexible pension arrangements.

When Labour returned to power in 1997, Stowe chaired the working group of the voluntary and community sector on its compact with government, and the Treasury’s group on funding voluntary sector development.

He also chaired the Institute of Cancer Research and the Thrombosis Research Institute, and was a director of the Royal Marsden NHS Trust and a trustee of Cancer Research UK, the Carnegie Trust and the Chase Children’s Hospice. He was appointed CB in 1977, CVO in 1979, KCB in 1980 and GCB in 1986.

Kenneth Stowe married Joan Cullen in 1948; she died in 1995. He is survived by their two sons and one daughter, and by his partner Judith.

Sir Kenneth Stowe, born July 7 1927, died August 29 2015

Sir Kenneth Stowe

Grauniad obit – Dennis Kavanagh –

Most principal private secretaries in No 10 serve one prime minister during their three-year stint in the post. But between 1975 and 1979 Sir Kenneth Stowe was PPS to Harold Wilson, Jim Callaghan and Margaret Thatcher, three very different leaders. Stowe, who has died aged 88, was supremely loyal to all of them and they in turn sang his praises. He went on to become permanent secretary in the Northern Ireland Office and in the Department for Health and Social Security.

Colleagues and observers agreed on Stowe’s virtues: he was modest, soft-spoken, direct, discreet and motivated by a commitment to public service. There was an acute sense of crisis in British government in the 1970s; at times various administrations seemed barely able to cope and some in Downing Street lost their heads. Stowe, however, was never flustered and recharged his batteries at the weekend at his Suffolk home. Making a point of not reading the Sunday papers (Wilson devoured the early editions on Saturday night) he would phone the No 10 duty secretary in the evening and inquire: “Has anything happened that I need to know about?”

He was born in Dagenham, Essex, the elder son of Arthur and Emily, and brought up on a council estate; he was educated at Dagenham County high school. A bright boy, he won a scholarship to study history at Exeter College, Oxford. He joined the civil service as an assistant principal in the National Assistance Board and rose through the ranks until its absorption into the Ministry of Social Security in 1966. In contrast to the high flyers in the Treasury and the Foreign Office, young Stowe would personally cycle to visit hard–up claimants. In 1968 the department was merged with health into a new “super” DHSS.

In 1973 Stowe joined the Cabinet Office at under-secretary level. Two years later, when it was time for Wilson’s PPS, Robert Armstrong, to leave No 10, Wilson ruled out a replacement from the Treasury, the usual source of recruits. The cabinet secretary, John Hunt, proposed a surprised Stowe, who spent a couple of hours failing to dissuade Wilson from appointing him because he was not from the Treasury and had never been a private secretary.

Stowe worked well with Wilson’s policy unit, an innovation at the time, and quickly won the respect of his aides. The Labour PM was already in decline, led a divided Cabinet, had only a tiny majority and was frequently distracted. Stowe knew well in advance of his intention to resign early and planned the timetable. He was also involved in the fraught negotiations over the resignation honours list (the much satirised Lavender List of 1976), which caused a furore because it included a smattering of business figures such as James Goldsmith.

Stowe was closer to Callaghan. He sat between him and the Liberal leader, David Steel, when the Lib–Lab pact was negotiated in 1977 and drafted the agreement between the two. He regularly attended the dinners Callaghan held with TUC and business leaders to discuss various economic issues and came to detest the regular menu of “bloody smoked mackerel”.

He was at Callaghan’s side through all the Cabinet sessions and the meetings with foreign leaders to hammer out the terms of the IMF loan, following a sterling crisis, in 1976. The relationship between the prime minister and the official was as close as any that existed in No 10. When Bernard Donoughue, head of the policy unit and an admirer of Stowe, once demurred at his presence during a private political chat with Callaghan, the latter retorted: “Ken is my ‘wait-a-minute’ man.”

Whitehall observers thought he held the machine together during the months of the Winter of Discontent (1978-79) when some ministers were in a funk over widespread strikes. He personally conducted many of the negotiations with Len Murray, the TUC leader. As the government collapsed into defeat, Callaghan came to rely on Stowe.

Nearly 30 years after Callaghan’s infamous “Crisis? What crisis?” remarks (according to the misleading tabloid headline) at Heathrow on returning from a summit on the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe to a Britain caught in the Winter of Discontent, Stowe made a confession to a Cambridge seminar. He said he owed Callaghan an apology for not going to Heathrow to meet him and remind him of Wilson’s rule: “Never get off a plane and make a speech.”

He spent a few weeks with the new prime minister, Thatcher, in 1979, helping to induct his successor, Clive Whitmore, into the job. His parting advice to Whitmore was to delegate. “You have some of the best young dogs in Whitehall so you do not need to bark.”

He went to the Northern Ireland Office as permanent secretary, an unusual appointment straight from No 10. Here he had to cope with the Troubles, including the Republicans’ hunger strike at the Maze prison. In 1980, Stowe was knighted. A year later he returned to the DHSS as permanent secretary. The “super” or “monster” department was responsible for more than a third of total public spending, including pensions and other welfare payments, hospital and community health services, employed 95,000 staff, was the subject of more than 100 debates in Parliament and around 6,000 parliamentary questions, and touched virtually every citizen. It was a huge management challenge. Thatcher later decided to split health and social services into separate departments.

Stowe was one of the first to identify many of the NHS’s problems, including the power of the medical profession, an ageing population and medical advances. An almost total reliance on taxation for funding and an over-centralised structure, he believed, meant that the NHS staggered from crisis to crisis. He likened his task to “plugging holes in dykes with a finger”. In an unpublished paper he spelled out the options for Thatcher. Having listened patiently, she finally told him: “Ken, there is no constituency for change.”

He retired in 1987 but became chair of the Institute of Cancer Research (1987-97), the Carnegie UK Trust’s inquiry into the third age (1989-93), and various committees on the voluntary sector. He attended reunions with former colleagues, including Callaghan’s No 10 aides, but in his late 70s retreated to Herefordshire and disappeared from the Whitehall network.

In 1949 Stowe married Joan Cullen. She died in 1995, and he is survived by their sons, Tim and Richard, and daughter, Janet.

Kenneth Ronald Stowe, civil servant, born 17 July 1927; died 29 August 2015

 


The Lord Butler of Brockwell
Gater robe Lord Butler.jpg

Lord Butler in the robes of a Knight Companion of the Order of the Garter.
Cabinet Secretary
Head of the Home Civil Service
In office
1988–1998
Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
John Major
Tony Blair
Preceded by Sir Robert Armstrong
Succeeded by Sir Richard Wilson
Principal Private Secretary to the Prime Minister
In office
1982–1985
Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
Preceded by Clive Whitmore
Succeeded by Nigel Wicks
Personal details
Born (1938-01-03) 3 January 1938 (age 81)
Lytham St Annes, Lancashire, England, UK
Spouse(s) Gillian Lois Galley (1962-present)
Children 3
Alma mater University College, Oxford

Frederick Edward Robin Butler, Baron Butler of Brockwell, (born 3 January 1938) is a retired British civil servant, now sitting in the House of Lords as a crossbencher.

Butler was born in Lytham St Annes, Lancashire, on 3 January 1938. He went to Orley Farm School & Harrow School (where he was Head Boy), then taught for a year at St Dunstan’s School, Burnham-on-Sea, before attending University College, Oxford, where he took a double first in Mods and Greats and twice gained a Rugby Blue. He married Gillian Lois Galley in 1962. They have a son and two daughters.

Butler had a high-profile career in the civil service from 1961 to 1998, serving as Private Secretary to five Prime Ministers. He was Secretary of the Cabinet and Head of the Home Civil Service from 1988 to 1998.[2]

He joined HM Treasury in 1961, becoming Private Secretary to the Financial Secretary to the Treasury 1964–66 and Secretary to the Budget Committee 1965–69.[2]

Early in his career, he was occasionally confused with his namesake Rab Butler. Memos for Rab Butler, some highly sensitive, ended up on his desk, and some of his ended up on Rab’s. It was agreed that all memos ambiguously addressed to “R Butler” should go to Rab’s office first, and then Rab’s office would send on any intended for the other R Butler. It is said that one day the young Butler, who was still playing first class rugby, received a letter that read: “You have been selected for the Richmond 1st XV on Saturday. Please be at Twickenham by 2 p.m.”. Underneath, in Rab’s distinctive handwriting, was the message: “Dear Robin, I am not free on Saturday. Please could you deputise for me? Rab”![3]

In 1969, he was seconded to the Bank of England and several City institutions. Later at HM Treasury as Assistant Secretary, General Expenditure Intelligence Division, he led the team which installed the UK Government’s computerised financial information system 1975&–77. He had been a founder member of the Central Policy Review Staff under Lord Rothschild 1971–2. After several senior appointments at the Treasury, he became second Permanent Secretary, Public Expenditure, 1985–87.

He was Private Secretary to Prime Ministers Edward Heath (1972–74) and Harold Wilson (1974–75), and Principal Private Secretary to Margaret Thatcher (1982–85).[1][2] Along with Thatcher, he was almost killed in the 1984 IRA bombing of the Grand Hotel in Brighton.[1] He was also Cabinet Secretary during the premierships of Margaret Thatcher, John Major and Tony Blair.

After retiring from the Civil Service, Butler was Master of University College, Oxford, 1998–2008.[2] He was announced to be made a life peer in the 1998 New Year Honours[4] and was raised to the peerage as Baron Butler of Brockwell, of Herne Hill in the London Borough of Lambeth.[5][6]

He became a non-executive Director of HSBC Group from 1998 to 2008. He is also Chairman of the Corporate Sustainability Committee and the HSBC Global Education Trust. In 2011, he was elected Master of the Worshipful Company of Salters.[2] He is a Trustee of the Royal Academy of Music. [7]

In 2004, Lord Butler chaired the Review of Intelligence on Weapons of Mass Destruction, widely known as the ‘Butler Review’, which reviewed the use of intelligence in the lead up to the 2003 Iraq War. The report concluded that some of the intelligence about Iraq’s possession of Weapons of Mass Destruction was seriously flawed.[8] The report also concluded, in regards the so-called Niger uranium forgeries, that the report Saddam’s government was seeking uranium in Africa appeared ‘well-founded’.

Styles of address

  • 1938–1986: Mr Robin Butler
  • 1986–1988: Mr Robin Butler CVO
  • 1988–1992: Sir Robin Butler KCB CVO
  • 1992–1998: Sir Robin Butler GCB CVO
  • 1998–2003: The Rt Hon. The Lord Butler of Brockwell GCB CVO
  • 2003–2004: The Rt Hon. The Lord Butler of Brockwell KG GCB CVO
  • 2004–: The Rt Hon. The Lord Butler of Brockwell KG GCB CVO PC

Honours[edit]

SOMERVILLE PRINCIPAL – Janet

LORD WIDGERY !!

balniel – his posts in the grocers govt – HATFIELD LINK – Gascoyne-cecil

more on those masons in north Wales??

ROGER COOK AIDS PROGS – AND BABY BANDITS

Victoria and Robert atkins

 

Unacceptable Behaviour!

I received a letter from Gary Doherty, CEO of the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, by e mail earlier this afternoon, accusing me of ‘unacceptable behaviour’. It seems to be Gary’s response to my recent attempts to arrange a meeting with Simon Leeson and a senior manager from the Betsi to discuss the sexual assaults that Simon’s junior doctors carried out on patients known to me. I did explain during the course of my ‘unacceptable behaviour’ ie. requests for a meeting, that I had been asked to raise the matter with Simon and the Betsi and that I had documentary evidence that other Top Docs, including those who were referring patients to Simon, knew that these assaults were occurring.

Gary’s letter was attached as a PDF so I can’t copy and paste the text here and I’ve tried attaching it to this post but I haven’t managed to do that either. Gary’s letter says:

Dear Dr Baker,

Re Unacceptable Behaviour

I understand from colleagues that you have recently been making defamatory comments about individuals in our Obstetrics and Gynaecology team, sending unacceptable e mails and making abusive telephone calls to the department.

I am writing to ask you to refrain from this behaviour with immediate effect as it is causing unwarranted concern and distress to the individuals involved.

Due to the verbally aggressive nature of your calls, staff on the Obstetrics and Gynaecology team have been advised not to meet or speak with you.

Should you need assistance regarding any clinical care that you may require from the team, your single point of contact is Llio Johnson, Lead Manager, Women’s Services

Llio.Johnson@wales.nhs.uk

Should you wish to raise a formal concern, you should follow the standard Putting Things Right process.

Yours Sincerely,

Gary Doherty.

Regular readers will know from my comments following my post ‘More Hollywood Gossip’ exactly what I said during the allegedly ‘abusive’ calls and that my calls were handled by clueless staff, one of whom was offensive, as I repeatedly tried to arrange a meeting between Simon Leeson, a senior manager and me to discuss the serious criminal conduct of Simon’s colleagues, which in the case of at least one patient was witnessed by third parties.

I cannot understand why Gary has suggested that I should waste my time with Llios Johnson or the Putting Things Right procedure, when Gary has ordered them all not to speak to or meet with me! Furthermore I can’t even speak to Gary; should I wish to reply to this asinine letter, I have to e mail Dawn.Lees@wales.co.uk.

Previous posts have discussed a formal complaint of mine some years ago re the Betsi when Gary was CEO that I submitted through the Putting Things Right procedure. It was never ever resolved because Gary simply stopped responding to my e mails, before matters had been Put Right, even though part of the complaint concerned confidential info about another patient that had been forwarded to me and confidential info from my records that had turned up in the records of someone in England – Shropshire – who traced me via this blog and wrote and told me…

I still have the confidential records of the other Betsi patient and the person in Shropshire never managed to successfully expunge the information about me from her records because the Betsi just stopped communicating about the matter.

As well as my unacceptable calls, I have of course e mailed Simon Leeson, informing him of the matters that I wish to discuss with him and senior management and e mailed Sister Hutt, The Hague, Julie Morgan, Vaughan Gething and the Pink Blancmange, as they all held/hold roles with direct responsibility re the assaults. This letter from Gary is the only reply that I have received.

Have this lot ever asked themselves whether people who have been sexually assaulted actually want to have to go through this sort of rigmarole should they attempt to complain?

I can only warn people that as far as the Betsi is concerned, even if a patient is sexually or physically assaulted by a member of their staff, in front of witnesses AND this is recorded in writing by another Top Doc, all staff, including those responsible for those who carried out the assault, will be instructed to knowingly misconstrue requests for a meeting as ‘abuse’ and to use this as an excuse to refuse to communicate with the complainant.

The NHS has done what it always does; when faced with the most damning evidence against named staff, it has taken steps to ensure that those staff do not ever have to meet the person who has complained, let alone explain themselves.

I know of a case of a midwife in north Wales who threw a jug of water over a woman in labour because she was screaming. Immediately after the baby was born, the patient was moved to another ward and Gwynedd Health Authority did everything they could to ensure that the patient who had been assaulted did not manage to make contact with the midwife. The husband of the patient was kept well away from the person who had assaulted his wife as well. The Angel who told me about this smugly explained how the midwife was afforded full protection although there were witnesses… The Angel boasting of their total immunity was Liz Stables, the Angel who used to run the Student Health Centre at UCNW with D.G.E. Wood. Liz’s son Gareth became a Top Doc; the last that I heard Gareth was working in Leicester.

As for Simon’s junior docs who were known to be assaulting – and injuring – patients and are now being provided with as much protection as that dreadful midwife was, at the time of the assaults that I wish to discuss with Simon, one of those with management responsibility for the ‘service’ was Dis-Grace Lewis Parry. Dis-Grace is currently Board Secretary to the Betsi (unless she has very recently stepped down, her mugshot wasn’t on the website when I clicked on it yesterday). See ‘More Hollywood Gossip’.

I note that the address at the top of Gary’s letter was Block 5, Carlton Court, St Asaph Business Park, St Asaph. When I was trying to speak to someone about Simon Leeson and his junior docs the other day, the one man on the switchboard who was trying to help but had not been given the info that he needed by his managers to carry out his job properly, found out that Dis-Grace is based at Carlton Court and he put me through to her office. No reply…

So there we are. Sexually assaulted in front of witnesses by docs in north Wales? Any attempts to discuss the matter will be met with the representative of the complainants/complainants themselves being constructed as abusive, the complaint itself constructed as ‘defamatory’ and the CEO of the Betsi will ensure that the matter cannot be discussed with anyone. He will at the same time cover his arse by inviting the complainants to speak to one of the members of staff who has been specifically ordered NOT TO COMMUNICATE WITH THEM or instead to try the NHS complaints procedure, that Gary knows will fall at the first hurdle because ALL the staff have been told not to discuss the matter..

Furthermore Gary has already indicated to the subject of the complaint that they will be cleared because his description of the complaint is that it is ‘defamatory’.

I will be taking further action with regard to this, but not in either of the ways suggested by Gary, because they have so obviously been devised to ensure that complainants are caused maximum distress and that staff are cleared. The staff will then tell the world and his wife that the patient ‘tells lies about’ Angels and Top Doctors.

Which is exactly what happened to me and Brown when we raised concerns about Gwynne and Dafydd…

Anyone for finding Sexual Abuse and People Trafficking Abhorrent?

 

I was asked earlier today to blog details of another Empowered Service User in Gwynedd who was scandalously neglected by the mental health services during the early years of the millennium, because I was told that this would demonstrate just how bad that Gang are. I’m not going to because the Empowered one concerned is doing much better now and I doubt that they want to be reminded of what the Community Mental Health Team did to them until the Empowered one moved house to get away from the CMHT. I know for a fact that the CMHT were deliberately abandoning and neglecting a seriously ill person in the hope that their ‘client’ committed a serious offence.

The solution to the problem of the neighbours ringing the CMHT and complaining about the shocking neglect of their client who was suffering from ‘severe and enduring illness’ would then have been found; once more it would have been a Dangerous Nutter whom the Caring ones had done their best to help…

At the same time as this was happening, a man who was being Cared For by the same CMHT who lived about one mile down the road murdered a member of his family. The subsequent media reports stressed that he was a Dangerous Nutter. The other family members said no, he was an excellent father and husband but he became seriously ill and the CMHT were not even fulfilling their basic obligations… Another neighbour under the care of the same CMHT committed suicide whilst an in-patient at the Hergest Unit.

One of the members of this CMHT with such an appalling track record over just three years was subsequently given a Senior Lecturing post in the School of Healthcare Sciences at Bangor University; it was Louise Ingham. At the time, the Head of the School of Healthcare Sciences at Bangor was former Denbigh Angel Ruhi Behi, who is alleged to have been awarded a degree in psychology from UCNW back in the 1980s without having completed the course or passed the exams. See previous posts.

I have blogged about Louise Ingham in earlier posts but she now seems to have disappeared from the internet. However, I have discovered a Celia Louise Ingham Clark at the very top of NHS England who I think might be something to do with Louise Ingham; it would explain a great deal if she was.

Celia Ingham Clark

Celia Ingham Clark is the Medical Director for Clinical Effectiveness at NHS England. She trained in Cambridge and London and was appointed as a consultant general surgeon at the Whittington Hospital in 1996. After early work in medical education Celia developed an interest in quality improvement and this took her through several medical management roles to become Medical Director of the Trust, 2002-2012.

More recently Celia worked as National Clinical Director for Acute Surgery and Enhanced Recovery and as London Regional Lead for Revalidation and Quality.

For two years from 2014 Celia was the NHS England Director for Reducing Premature Mortality and in 2016 became the Medical Director for Clinical Effectiveness.

Well Celia, Consultant General Surgeon, whether you are anything to do with the dreadful Louise or not, in the wake of the Shropshire Dead Babies Scandal you have some explaining to do.

Celia was awarded an MBE in 2013 for services to the NHS.

Celia is also the interim National Director of Patient Safety at NHS Improvement.

 

The General Manager for the Gwynedd Local Health Group who was then appointed as CEO of Gwynedd Local Health Board during the criminal neglect that resulted in the deaths of the two neighbours in Gwynedd who were under Louise’s care, was none other than Dis-Grace Lewis Parry (see ‘More Hollywood Gossip’). I know that Dis-Grace was, as ever, Appraised Of The Situation.Grace Lewis-Parry

The Managers Of The Abattoir

As promised in my comment following my post ‘More Hollywood Gossip’, here’s a list of so many of those with senior management responsibilities with regard to the slaughterhouse that has been the NHS and Social Services in Wales for many years now. The names below are taken from a ‘distribution list’ issued with regard to Therapies. The document is undated but it was compiled between July 2005 and sometime in 2006.

Most of the names below are still cluttering up Wales’s infrastructure in some capacity. Many of them have starred in previous blog posts… Just use the search facilities on the blog….

Jane Westlake, Health and Social Services Committees Clerk, WAG, Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3NQ

Claire Morris, HSSC Deputy Committee Clerk, WAG, Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3NQ

Catherine Lewis, HSSC Support, WAG, Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3NQ

Ann Lloyd, Head of Health and Social Care, WAG, Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3NQ

Ann Lloyd is a Civil Service mandarin who has starred in previous posts in her capacity as Director General of Health and Social Care for the Welsh Gov’t and CEO of NHS Wales, throughout the reigns of Sister Hutt, Brian Gibbons and Edwina Hart.

Ann stepped down from that role in Dec 2008, but then Led A Project concerned with reducing Waiting Times For Treatment, until she Retired in April 2009. However, like everyone who has had a hand in the genocide, Ann has not gone away.

Here’s a gem from the BBC in 2007 starring Ann when she was the Ultimate Boss of Wales’s NHS:

ednesday, 20 June 2007, 05:45 GMT 06:45 UK

NHS chief warns over chronic care

Pensioner in care

The number of people with chronic conditions is set to rise

Fundamental change is necessary to deal with a rise in chronic conditions, the head of the NHS in Wales has warned. A third of adults in Wales suffer from at least one chronic condition – those which cannot be cured – such as arthritis, diabetes or cystic fibrosis.

NHS Wales Director Ann Lloyd said about two thirds of people under 65 would develop such a condition at some point.

The World Health Organisation said they posed the greatest problem to health care systems in the 21st century.

“We do have this massive explosion of people who are going to be living longer with a chronic condition who need help and support,” Mrs Lloyd said.

Ann Lloyd
We have got to have a much bigger and better campaign to show individuals who have chronic diseases within the communities what they can do to help themselves
Ann Lloyd

“They can’t be cured, they have to be managed and they can be very difficult for people to live with.”

She said part of the solution was moving facilities into the community rather than at large traditional hospitals and treating people at home instead.

While current pilot treatments and new techniques had been successful, she said the system was currently too “bitty”.

“We need to give [patients] the confidence that they are going to get care in their own homes, or wherever it is most appropriate for them to receive care,” she added.

“This will allow them to take greater control over their lives and the way in which they can manage their own conditions.”

‘Greatest challenge’

Powys Community Nurse, Julie Donnelly, said chronic conditions can affect virtually every aspect of the patient’s life.

“They’re not as mobile, they’re restricted in what they can eat,” she said.

“It is important to keep people at home and the greatest challenge is getting the resources to be able to keep them at home.”

However, Ms Lloyd’s calls for “fundamental change” may not be popular with campaign groups across Wales, who have fought against hospital reorganisation plans.

Earlier this month, First Minister Rhodri Morgan called a temporary halt to changes to hospital services, a move which was cautiously welcomed by opposition politicians and campaigners.

Health demonstration

Reconfiguration of hospital services has prompted wide protests

But Ms Lloyd said: “We have got to have a much bigger and better campaign to show individuals who have chronic diseases what they can do to help themselves, and what alternatives we can now offer them, rather than just admitting them to a hospital.

“They will need assessment and treatment and management and an inpatient facility or a healthcare facility within their community might be the best place to provide that, but they don’t need to be there all the time.”

Medical advances in the last 20 years, she explained, had been “fantastic” but that the health service be better at picking up on good practices and adopting them.

I do not know if Powys Community Angel Julie Donnelly is any relation of the monstrous Tina Donnelly (see previous posts), one of Wales’s Big Nurses who has for years now been fully on board with patient abuse and neglect, Angels leaving in their thousands or even committing suicide and the wasting of billions of pounds, yet who rises ever higher up the poles of the RCN, the Welsh Gov’t, clocking up ever-more impressive titles and even gongs. Such is the nepotism in the NHS that it wouldn’t surprise me if they were from the same family.

Ann Lloyd is at present Chair of Aneurin Bevan University Health Board! Here’s the spiel provided for her on the Health Board’s site:

Ann Lloyd CBE – Chair
Ann Lloyd has spent the majority of her career as a CEO of large health service organisations. Her career culminated in her appointment as Director General – Health and Social Care – Welsh Government and NHS Wales CEO, a post she occupied for 8 years. Responsible for a budget of £5.8 billion and the oversight of all Welsh health and social care policies and health services, she developed the 10 year strategy for Wales, the health care standards and associated Inspectorate and designed and led the restructuring of NHS Wales organisations in 2002/3 and 2008/9. She was the Accounting Officerresponsible to the UK and Welsh Governments and Parliaments for all issues affecting the governance and financial management of the Welsh organisations.
 
She occupied the position of Health and Social Care Appointments Commissioner for London for 2 years – overseeing the competence of NHS Boards and their non executives. She advised and supported the Chair and the CEO of NHS London on the governance and leadership criteria requiredfor the reorganisation of the London NHS bodies.
 
She has been operating as an independent advisor and coach since 2012, specialising in Board effectiveness and governance reviews. Skills audits and Board Development and special investigations.  She has recently completed an independent review for the Welsh Health Minister into service planning engagement and consultation systems in Wales to recommend any changes that should be made and has led the targeted intervention review for Welsh Government into the North Wales health services and Board. She evaluates, assesses and coaches executives, chairs and non executives in the public and not for profit sectors and is a qualified mentor and trained coach.  She has been a Senior Associate with the Good Governance Institute since 2011.
She is a member of the Bevan Commission.
 Some of Ann Lloyd’s fellow members of the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board are, like Ann, old hands in the Abattoir:
Bevan Commission.
Judith Paget 2016
Judith Paget CBE – Chief Executive

Judith was appointed Chief Executive of Aneurin Bevan University Health Board in October 2014.  Judith joined the Health Board as Director of Planning & Operations on 1st October 2009 and subsequently became Chief Operating Officer/Deputy CEO before her appointment as Chief Executive.

Judith has worked in the NHS since 1980.  During the 1980s she undertook various operational roles in hospitals within the Gwent area, leaving Gwent in 1990 to take up a post with East Dyfed Health Authority.
She was subsequently appointed Director of Planning for Llanelli Dinefwr NHS Trust where she remained until 1996 when she joined lechyd Morgannwg Health Authority to establish the Locality Team in Bridgend.

In 2000 Judith returned to Gwent as General Manager of Caerphilly Local Health Group and was subsequently appointed the Chief Executive of Caerphilly Local Health Board.  In August 2007 she was seconded as Interim CEO of Powys Teaching Local Health Board where she remained until October 2009.

Judith was awarded a Companionship of the Institute of Health Service Managers in 2012. In June 2014, Judith won the Institute of Directors – Director in Public Service Award for Wales.

Philip RobsonSpecial Advisor to the Board

Phil was appointed as an Independent Member of Aneurin Bevan University Health Board in 2010. From April 2016 until May 2018 he was the Vice- Chair. He was recently appointed to the position of Special Advisor to the Board.

Following an early career in the steel industry, Philip joined the former Gwent County Council in 1983 and spent the next 27 years in Local Government.  He held a variety of practitioner roles as a Social Worker and Senior Manager specialising in Child Protection.

He became the Director of Social Services for Powys County Council in 2001 and was appointed Executive Director People and Wellbeing in 2005.  This post encompassed the role of Director of Social Services and Chief Education Officer.  Philip retired from his position with Powys in December 2008 and since then has undertaken a number of appointments on behalf of Welsh Ministers. These include leading several inquiries into the functioning of Social Services Departments in Wales. In February 2010 he was appointed to the Independent Commission on Social Services in Wales. The Commission was set up to advise Government on the future shape and organisation of Social Services. The recommendations of the Commission formed the basis of the Social Services and Well Being Act.

 

Within the Health Board, Phil has chaired several committees including Audit, Partnerships and Wellbeing, Strategic Change, Finance and Mental Health and Learning Disabilities.  Phil is particularly interested in service integration and currently chairs the Regional Partnership Board.

Glyn Jones 2016
Glyn Jones  – Exective Director of Finance and Performance / Deputy Chief Executive
Glyn started in the NHS in 1989, joining the NHS Wales financial management training scheme. He has spent most of his career working in the NHS in Wales and the South West of England. However, he also spent four years working for Jobcentre Plus where he was involved in developing finance business partnering, before returning to the NHS in 2010 as Assistant Finance Director in Aneurin Bevan Health Board.
Glyn has twice attended Harvard Business School, where he studied performance measurement in not-for-profit organisations and value measurement in healthcare.
His previous roles have included NHS Finance Director posts in the Rhondda, Bristol, Carmarthenshire and Powys.
He is also the voluntary treasurer and trustee on the board of Blaenau Gwent & Caerphilly Citizens Advice Bureau.
Claire Birchall Portrait October 2018
Claire Birchall – Director of Operations
Claire has worked in healthcare for 28 years and is a graduate of Nottingham University and is a proud Registered Nurse. She holds a Masters degree in Healthcare Law and Ethics from Swansea University. Claire has worked her entire career in Wales undertaking nursing roles in Medicine and Critical Care, and was a specialist nurse and Senior Nurse in Gwent Healthcare NHS Trust.
Having moved into the management arena, Claire has undertaken senior leadership and management positions in three of the largest Health Boards in Wales, and moved back to Aneurin Bevan University Health Board as an Assistant Director earlier this year.
Claire has a keen interest in service improvement and performance management, and is passionate about good governance. She is committed to putting the patient first and providing accessible, safe and effective care.
Claire is married with two sons, and is a resident of the Health Board area.
Pippa Britton
Pippa Britton – Independent Member (Community)
Pippa Britton is a double Paralympian who competed on the Welsh and GB archery teams for 15 years and achieved podium places at 6 World Championships and 24 International events. Whilst competing she also was a coach and mentor to development squad athletes and became the first para-archery athlete committee member at World Archery, representing archers all over the world.
Injury forced retirement but being passionate about putting back into sport and wanting to contribute to the community in Wales, Pippa became Chair of Disability Sport Wales, an organisation that transforms lives through the power of sport. She has gone on to become Vice-Chair of Sport Wales and also Vice-Chair on the Board of UK Anti Doping. Her experience helps influence strategy with fairness in mind at all times and she works with organisations within and beyond the sphere of sport towards greater inclusion, improving equity and increasing disability awareness.
Peter Carr Portrait October 2018
Peter Carr – Executive Director of Therapies and Health Science
Peter qualified as a Podiatrist in 1994 and first came to work in Wales in 1995 for the Gwent Community Health NHS Trust and continued his clinical role with Gwent Healthcare NHS Trust, working across all localities in both acute and community sites and in primary care.  In 2000, Peter won a place on the Welsh NHS Management Training Scheme and has since undertaken a range of operational and strategic roles locally in Gwent and at a national level.  In 2006, Peter was seconded to Welsh Government as a Policy Lead for Renal Services and Organ Donation, where he led the public debate and formal consultation on organ donation consent, which subsequently pathed the way for the legislative change in Wales.  In 2010, Peter spent time working with a small health and care charity in a remote part of North West Cameroon as part of the Wales for Africa International Learning Opportunities Programme.
Since December 2017, Peter has been covering the role of Director of Therapies and Health Science, representing 18 different professions at Executive and Board level.  Peter is committed to ensuring our workforce are equipped and supported to be the best at what they do, and that Aneurin Bevan University Healthy Board is a fair, equitable and rewarding place to work.  Peter is excited about the delivery of the Clinical Futures Strategy having been involved in its development at the start of his management career in the early 2000s, and the opportunity this now presents for Therapy and Health Science professions.
Paul Buss 2016
Dr Paul BussMedical Director/ Interim Director of ABCi

Dr Paul Buss, a Consultant Paediatrician since 1993, is based at the Royal Gwent Hospital and has been involved in clinical management roles since 2003 – undertaking an MSc in Healthcare Management at HSMC Birmingham. His previous role was Assistant Medical Director of Quality and Professional Standards for Aneurin Bevan University Health Board. He was Deputy Medical Director of Gwent Healthcare Trust in a combined role as Medical Director of Powys Local Health Board from 2008-09.

He played the lead role in developing the current DNACPR policy (Do Not Attempt Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) for the NHS in Wales and was also appointed Co-Chair for the Review of Orphan and Ultra-Orphan Medicines in Wales.

Other experience as Chair of the All Wales Medicines Strategy Group (2005-06), developing an All Wales Policy on the usage of Medicines and Co-payment policy. Chair of a Task and Finish Group on the Non-Surgical Cosmetic Procedures in Wales and Chair of AWMDCSG (Medical Devices).

Dr Buss has a chief interest in the alignment of clinical policy with evidence based, financially sound, decision making and the need to increase senior clinical involvement in decisions relating to NHS resources.  He is a council member of the Institute for Costing Value and a Winner of the HFMA (UK) Clinician Working with Finance Award (2017).

A lead clinical role in the development of the NHS Wales Finance Academy whilst he also participates on the UK Responsible Officer Reference Panel for the General Medical Council.

Richard Clark IM
Richard Clark – Independent Member (Local Authority)
Richard attended Aberystwyth University reading Law.  In addition to his law degree Richard has two Masters degrees the first in Town & Country Planning, the other Leadership in Public Service. Before the 2017 election Richard was the Wales Policy Officer for the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists. He has worked in local government as a town planner and dealing with anti social behaviour.  He has also been a Welfare Rights Officer for a local hospice.
Richard been a Torfaen Borough Councillor since May 2004 representing the Croesyceiliog North Ward. In January 2017 he became Deputy Leader of Torfaen Council and has the executive portfolio for Health, Adult Services and Wellbeing. Previously Richard was the Executive Member for Health Social Care and Wellbeing (2013-2017); Executive Member for Corporate Governance and Community Safety (2010-2013) and Executive Member for Regeneration (2008-2010). Richard also serves on the Croesyceiliog & Llanyrafon Community Council and as a Governor at Croesyceiliog’s primary and secondary schools.
In his role as a Councillor Richard has served on a number of boards.  Presently he is a board member on the Gwent Frailty Joint Committee;  Bron Afon Community Housing and the Local Government Data Unit. Until January of this year he was also on the board the South East Wales Education Achievement Service and of Torfaen Voluntary Alliance.
Katija Dew 2016
Katija Dew – Independent Member (Third Sector)
Katija (Teej) is an Independent Member with a varied career in the third and public sectors.
Initially graduating from Cardiff University, Teej researched in the field of Tumour Vascular Physiology for the Cancer Research Campaign at the Gray Laboratory in Middlesex and whilst there undertook a Master of Science degree in Medical Biochemistry to supplement her research.
Moving back to Wales in 1994, and always deeply motivated by social justice, she took the opportunity to change career direction.  Teej has worked since then in the fields of debt advice, social enterprise, financial inclusion and tackling poverty in the public and third sectors and at the Wales Co-operative Centre as Programme Director. In this role she helped credit unions across Wales to develop, including supporting the the offer of payroll deduction to Aneurin Bevan University Health Board staff.
Appointed as Financial Inclusion Champion for Wales, Teej worked closely with Welsh Government on tackling poverty and most recently with the UK Government on welfare benefit reform to ensure fairness in the system.
Although she has worked at a strategic level for a number of years, her connection with Gwent and the third sector is strong. Starting by providing and managing specialist debt advice across Torfaen; she was a Board Member at Eastern Valley Housing Association, is an elected Community Councillor in her home area of Langstone, volunteers at ‘parkrun’ in Newport and is Chair of Trustees of the Money Savings Expert Charity.
Identifying the parallels between managing personal health and managing personal money, Teej is passionate about helping people to take control of their health and about fair access to the tools and services that support them to do so.
Geraint Evan 2016
Geraint Evans – Executive Director of Workforce and Organisational Development
Geraint has extensive experience of leading Workforce and Organisational Development functions at Board level in the NHS, Local Government and the private sector. He holds a Masters in Human Resource Management, is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and a former Board Director of Careers Wales. Geraint joined the NHS in 2003 and comes to Aneurin Bevan University Health Board from Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board where he held the roles of both Deputy and Interim Director of Workforce and Organisational Development.
Geraint says, “It is a privilege to hold the post of Director of Workforce and Organisational Development.  I welcome the important opportunity this gives me to work in partnership with our staff, patients and the public to deliver the best possible care for the community we serve”.
Nicola Prygodzicz 2016 Nicola Prygodzicz – Executive Director of Planning, Digital and IT

Nicola started working in the NHS in 1991 as a finance management trainee.  Since qualifying in 1995 as a Chartered Accountant with CIPFA, Nicola has held a number of senior finance roles across South Wales including 16 years working for Cardiff and Vale University Health Board.
Nicola joined Aneurin Bevan University Health Board in 2014 initially as an Assistant Finance Director but quickly progressed to be  appointed to the role of Interim Director of Planning and Performance on 1st December 2015.
Nicola is passionate about continuous improvement across the service and ensuring patients and the public are at the heart of our planning. Nicola is also a strong advocate of personal development and training to ensure staff are well equipped and motivated to deliver the challenges of working for the NHS.
Nicola lives in Llantrisant with her husband and two children.
David Jones IM
David Jones – Independent Member (ICT)
David Jones is an successful technology entrepreneur who now spends most of his time working within the Public Sector in advisory and Non-Executive posts – All focused on the role that digital can play in making public services better, cheaper and safer.
A frequent contributor across the broadcast media, discussing subjects from cyber security to Government Digital Strategy – David is also a Non-Executive at Qualifications Wales and the Welsh Revenue Authority.
Rhiannon Jones – Executive Director of Nursing
Dr Sarah Aitken 2018
Dr Sarah Aitken, MBBS FFPH – Executive Director of Public Health and Strategic Partnerships

Sarah was appointed as Director for Public Health in July 2017. She has worked in Gwent for much of her public health career and has been the Consultant in Public Health for four of the five local authorities in Gwent. She has fulfilled a wide range of All Wales system leadership roles including child public health improvement and public health system alignment. She was also responsible for developing, securing funding and implementing the innovative, award winning Aneurin Bevan University Health Board “Living Well Living Longer” Programme.

 

Sarah has held a number of Board level roles in NHS organisations and statutory partnerships over her career and has a track record of developing and implementing integrated, strategic plans with public and third sector partners, she is excited to be part of the Health Board Executive Team that is leading the system transformation described in the original Gwent Clinical Futures Plan.

 

With the publication of her report ‘Building a Healthier Gwent’, in July 2019, Sarah started a conversation about how to make it easier for people to live more of their lives in good health in all communities across Gwent.

Frances Taylor 2016
Frances Taylor – Independent Member (Community)
Frances is an independent community member of Aneurin Bevan University Health Board appointed in 2014. She attended Aston University studying French and Psychology and went on to pursue a Post Graduate Certificate of Education and teach Modern Foreign Languages at Duffryn High School in Newport. The experience of working with children and families experiencing socio-economic disadvantage from diverse backgrounds led Frances to leave formal teaching and embark on a career in community regeneration. She has worked as a community regeneration practitioner across many areas in the Aneurin Bevan area and across Wales for the past 16 years. She has operated in leadership roles in both the public and third sector and has a broad understanding of the diversity of population served by Aneurin Bevan University Health Board.
Frances has previously been an independent member of the Gwent Police Authority, and is currently an elected member of Monmouthshire County Council serving the ward of (Mill) Magor with Undy. She currently holds a Home Office appointment as the Vice Chair of Gwent Police and Crime Panel and is committed to the notion of public service. She holds a particular interest in health inequalities related to vulnerability, isolation and poverty. She is committed to supporting the service redesign agenda to introduce a focus on preventative, community based early intervention programmes. Frances is married and has a son at primary school.
Dianne Watkins Nov 2018
Professor Dianne Watkins – Independent Member (University)
Dianne is an Independent Member appointed in November 2016 on behalf of Cardiff University. Her career as a health professional and academic commenced with training as a nurse and midwife at the Royal Gwent Hospital before moving into a health visiting career in Newport, with a later role specialising in HIV in Woman and Children. Dianne commenced her career as an academic in 1990 and joined the Gwent School of Nursing specialising in community education. She then led the Health Visiting programme at Cardiff University, prior to taking up senior positions as Director of Primary Care and Public Health Nursing, Deputy Head of the School of Nursing, and Dean for International and Engagement, College of Biomedical and Life Sciences Cardiff University. Her current role is Deputy Head, School of Healthcare Sciences taking responsibility for the international and engagement agenda across nursing, midwifery and professions allied to medicine. Her international work has included developing courses in Germany, Namibia and the Middle East, developing the first degrees in general nursing and community nursing in the Sultanate of Oman. She has worked with the Welsh Government on many projects over her career including the initiation of nurse degree education in Wales, Independent Prescribing, community development and advanced practice.
Dianne has both personal and professional connections with Gwent. She was born in the Welsh valley and now lives in Llangwm, Usk with her husband, having raised their two children.
Nick Wood
Nick Wood – Executive Director of Primary Community and Mental Health
Nick , who lives in Chepstow was previously CEO at Weston Area Health Trust, a small acute provider in South West England, and prior to that had a held a number of general manager and operations posts at Royal Cornwall Hospital and Weston.
Nick joined the NHS in 2010 through the Gateway to Leadership programme which brings experienced senior managers from the private sector into the NHS.
Nick has more than 20 years of general management and director experience in the retail sector and also running an independent company in the Bristol area.
Shelley Bosson Shelley BossonIndependent Member (Community)

Shelley is a former Chief Executive for the Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent and its predecessor organisation, the Gwent Police Authority. Shelley has vast experience in strategy and performance, engagement and consultation, partnership working, collaboration and commissioning together with finance and scrutiny. In addition as a solicitor she brings to the Board her legal expertise.

Prior to this, Shelley worked in private practice in Gwent specialising  in family and probate law before moving to Gwent County Council in 1988.  Shelley held a number of posts in the County Council covering all aspects of public law culminating in the post of Assistant Chief Executive covering  Planning, Highways, Economic Development and Compulsory Competitive Tendering.At the time of local government re-organisation in 1995, Shelley moved to the new unitary authority of Blaenau Gwent, where she held a variety of posts and latterly headed the Policy and Performance Department, until her move to the police sector in 2009.

Shelley successfully managed the transition to the new Commissioner role in 2012.   She significantly enhanced partnership working, not only establishing links with key partners in the five unitary authorities that make up the force area, but doing so together with other criminal justice and community safety partners. She was the lead Chief Executive in developing regional working between the four police forces in Wales.
Shelley was born and brought up in the ABUHB area spending all of her professional career in the area.  Shelley is married with two daughters, enjoys walking, swimming and Pilates and is an avid reader.
Louise Wright Louise WrightIndependent Member (Trade Union)

Louise has worked in the NHS for 22 years and works in a dynamic team of health professionals within physiotherapy in ABUHB.
Louise has been a member of a trade union for 20 years and an active trade union steward for CSP (Chartered Society of Physiotherapy) for over 16 years.  First elected as a local CSP steward by the physiotherapy CSP members in Paediatrics and Adults with learning disabilities at ABUHB. Within a year, Louise was elected by the stewards in Wales to represent them at a national level as their Regional Steward of Wales and still holds this position and as part of this role speaks on behalf of over 2000 members within Wales and at a national level within the CSP.
Louise also holds the Independent Industrial relations seat for Wales on the CSP’s IRC (Industrial Relations Committee) dealing with such issues as Terms & Conditions within the NHS, private practice, alongside wider issues within the TUC (Trade Union Congress) and issues around the world helping to build international solidarity.
Currently Louise has a position on the CSP council which is responsible for the governance of the CSP and elected in 2014 to Wales TUC (Trade Union Congress) General Council representing the CSP.
Louise lives in Pontypool and has a son and a step daughter and 2 granddaughters.
David Street IM
Dave Street – Associate Independent Member (Social Services)
Dave has been the Corporate Director of Social Services at Caerphilly County Borough Council since February 2013. His local government career spans more than 40 years, the majority of which has been spent in a social care environment. Prior to becoming Director he was the Assistant Director for the authority’s Adult Services division having previously been the Service Manager for Commissioning.
As part of his role Dave also has responsibility for the authority’s Housing Services. He also undertakes a number of senior national roles across Wales. In 2017-18 he was President of the Association of Directors of Social Services Cymru, having been Vice President for the previous two years. He is currently the chair of the National Commissioning Board for Health and Social Care in Wales and also the Joint Senior Responsible Officer for the Welsh Community Care Information System.  Most recently he has been asked to represent Directors of Social Services on the National Transformation Advisory Board.
 Richard Bevan 2016
Richard Bevan – Board Secretary
Richard joined the NHS in 1986 and has held a range of senior posts in the Health Service in Gwent since that time.  Before joining the Health Board, Richard was Director of Corporate Development and Partnerships for Blaenau Gwent Local Health Board, having previously worked for Gwent Health Authority and Nevill Hall and District NHS Trust.
Richard’s current role includes responsibility for corporate governance matters, internal and external communications, Freedom of Information, corporate risk management and the internal audit arrangements.
Richard’s areas of interest include social policy and particularly as they relate to carers and their caring roles in our local communities. Richard is a voluntary Director of Carers Trust South East Wales and Chair of their Workforce Committee.
Richard is also active in a range of voluntary sector bodies, particularly in Blaenau Gwent. Richard has been President of Abertillery and Blaina Rotary Club and Chairman of Abertillery Round Table.  He has been a Governor of Nantyglo and Abertillery Comprehensive Schools and has recently been appointed as a Governor to the new Abertillery 3-16 Learning Community.
Richard has also been a Lay Member of the Lord Chancellor’s Advisory Committee for Gwent in relation to appointing magistrates.
Dr David Salter, Chief Medical Officer, WAG, Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3NQ
Dr David Salter was Acting CMO for Wales, July 2005 to April 2006. David was succeeded as CMO by Brave Wendy’s big mate Tony Jewell who was such a rock when Brave Wendy the people trafficking mate of Dafydd’s experienced her Ordeal in 1985-86. See previous posts…

David was appointed as Acting CMO in the month in which I received my PhD! David’s term of office saw some of my best adventures with the NHS: the wrongful arrests, the unlawful refusal to treat me, the refusal to investigate complaints, the threats of physical violence from Angels, the destruction of evidence on the part of NHS senior managers, the Gang certainly excelled once I’d bagged a PhD. The intimidation of Merfyn the VC of Bangor University reached a new level as well, from Rhodri as well as from Miranda. David Salter was acting CMO when the brother-in-law of John McTernan, Miranda’s No 10 Policy Adviser, stole my computer.

There was quite a panic on the part of the Gang during Salter’s term of office because in 2005 my lawyer had taken Keith Thomson, the CEO of the NW Wales NHS Trust, to the High Court in Cardiff where Thomson was threatened with imprisonment for unlawfully withholding my medical records. It simply made their behaviour worse…

Keith ‘retired’ hours after he appeared in the High Court. Except that he didn’t, Brian Gibbons the Welsh Gov’t Health Minister appointed Keith as the CEO for Pembrokeshire and Derwen NHS Trust. Things didn’t get any better in the NW Wales NHS Trust – Keith’s old mate and partner in crime Martin Jones, who had previously been the Finance Director of the NW Wales NHS Trust, succeeded Keith – and things didn’t get any better in the NHS in Pembrokeshire and Derwen either.

Keith was a Bangor local but spent some years as an NHS senior manager in Stirling, which was put to good use by many people. Official portrait of Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale crop 2.jpg

Martin Jones was a local boy from Beaumaris. Martin had studied at UCNW and was in the cohort of students some two years ahead of me when I was at UCNW. Martin knew about my Wicked Lies re Gwynne the Lobotomist and Martin also knew some of the people who had known me when I was at UCNW, including those who knew my friend Anne who was killed by the Gang in April 1986. Martin did of course know numerous people in UCNW and in the NHS who were given jobs, promotion or other goodies in return for Keeping Their Mouths Shut. It was knowledge that would take Martin a long way, after all the en masse dirty deals were thrashed out with the ultimate stamp of approval from Carlo and Thatch.

Martin didn’t have the Scottish experience a la Keith, but Martin’s NHS Management Experience Outside Of North Wales was gained from periods of time in Coventry and Birmingham.

Dafydd’s mates and partners in crime, Dr Colin Berry and Prof Robert Bluglass, were running the rings in Coventry and Birmingham respectively that sent kids in care to north Wales and were appointed as the Independent Investigators who held the rigged July 1989 ‘investigation’ into my complaint about the Gang. At the time, Martin was lurking in the lower echelons of NHS management, hoovering up the dirt on everyone, having begun his career with a place of the NHS Management Training Scheme after his Third from UCNW and, I am told, accountancy exams failure. Martin was forever referred to by his victims who remembered those early beginnings of Martin’s vicious criminal career in organised crime as The Office Boy.

Martin undertook postgrad Business/Management Studies at Aston University, where Brown completed his first degree. Prof Margaret Newton from Aston University partnered  Prof Tim Miles from UCNW in Pioneering Dyslexia Research. Margaret and Tim were both renowned as a pair of lovely old dears of whom everyone was fond. However they did know that a vicious trafficking ring was operating under their noses. Tim’s original fieldwork was carried out on Anglesey in the mid-1960s among SEN kids, who were the victims of Gwynne and Dafydd. Dafydd dominated the Dept of Psychology during the first 20 years of Tim’s career there, Tim was a real old sweetie but he definitely Knew.

The VC of Aston University, 1980-96, was Sir Freddie Crawford, Thatch’s Favourite VC and a complete crook. Crawford was at the centre of civic corruption in Birmingham and there was a grade A row when he was appointed as the Chair of the newly created Criminal Cases Review Commission in Feb 1999 because of his involvement in Freemasonry. Sir Freddie had an off the rails son who used to boast that he got away with everything because of who his dad was. Sir Freddie’s son was subsequently found dead in an hotel in Israel from a heroin overdose.

Brown was subsequently forced out of his lecturing job at Aston in July 1995, months after writing to the Gwynedd Community Health Trust testifying that he heard Dafydd telling me in 1987 that if I dropped my complaints about him he would secure me a place at Liverpool Medical School. In July 1995, Dafydd ‘retired’. Except that he didn’t, his employment with the NHS was ended with an agreement that none of the very serious complaints about him – including mine – would not be followed up, but Dafydd ‘retired’ clutching the contract to provide Substance Abuse Services for the whole of North Wales. See ‘The Evolution Of A Drugs Baron?’ Dafydd later expanded this business considerably.

Then there were Dafydd’s private clinics and care homes, in which shite care at sky high prices was funded by various local authorities, the Expert Witness work, the PTSD services (see eg. ‘Feet In Chains’) etc. At the same time Dafydd was given endless free PR in the press, on TV etc. The media folk organising this all knew the harsh reality as did the politicians and others who appeared on TV with Dafydd and shared platforms with him.

On 9 July 1995, Dafydd’s mate the corrupt Home Office Drugs Branch Civil Service mandarin Bing Spear died. Sir Peter Morrison was found dead in his house four days later.

Here’s the gen about Sir Freddie and his colleagues in the Criminal Cases Review Commission as recorded in Hansard:

Members of the Criminal Cases Review Commission(as at Feb 99)
(descriptions taken from CCRC information sheet)
Sir FREDERICK CRAWFORD (Chairman) was Vice-Chancellor of Aston University from 1980-1996. Prior to that he spent 20 years at Stanford University, California as a researcher and Professor. He has been a member of the Fulbright Commission. He is a member of the British-North American Committee and the Franco-British Council, a past Vice-Presidentof the Parliamentary and Scientific Committee and a past Vice-Chairman of the Committee of Vice-Chancellors and Principals. He has been High Sheriff of the West Midlands and is now a Deputy Lieutenant. He is an Honorary Bencher of the Inner Temple.

Lord Snowdon’s dad was a member of Inner Temple, as was Mr Thrope and the Havers family ie. dad Sir Cecil, Lord Michael, Thatch’s Attorney General who blocked the prosecutions of VIP sex offenders – Michael was the Tory MP for Wimbledon and a neighbour of Bodger Chamberlain – and Michael’s sister Lord Elizabeth Butler-Sloss was a great friend to the Gang. Butler-Sloss was put to good use in 1988 when she Chaired the Inquiry into the Cleveland Child Abuse Scandal and concealed the crimes of Dafydd and John Walton’s partners in crime in the North East. See ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas And The Culprits Were Named’. Butler-Sloss’s gushing tribute to Dafydd’s mate Prof Israel ‘Issy’ Cohen who was a key cog in the ring in the North East for decades until he was needed in London at the Tavistock Clinic as more and more concerns were raised about organised abuse in north Wales, can be read on Issy’s website (see previous posts).

He is a past-Master of the Worshipful Company of Engineers. His past and present non-executive director appointments include Legal and General, Rexam, PowerGen and the Higher Education Quality Council. In 1992 the Institute of Managementpresented a special award to him for university management. He was knighted in the 1986 New Years Honours.

In April 1986 the Gang killed my friend Anne and illegally imprisoned me. Oh and Geoffrey ‘Bodger’ Chamberlain’s pal Ollie Brooke, Prof of Paediatrics at St George’s Hospital Medical School, was jailed for child porn offences.

In Nov 1986, Sir Freddie opened Aston University’s new computing labs; the event was attended by Sir Adrian Cadbury, the Chancellor, Kenneth Baker, the Education Secretary and a Big Man from Stanford University in the US (Sir Freddie was called to Aston from his senior post at Stanford in 1980) who’s name I can’t remember (I’ve tried to provide a photo of the event here but I’m having nothing but IT disruption).

BARRY CAPON retired in 1996 as Chief Executive of Norfolk County Council – a post he had held since 1973. He was Clerk to the Norfolk Police Authority for over 20 years and has been Clerk to the Norfolk Magistrates Court Committee and Secretary to the Norfolk Probation Committee – giving a wide understanding of the judicial system. He is currently assessor for the Local Government Commission for England, Director of Waveney Housing Association, and consultant to a firm of Norwich solicitors. He is a Deputy Lieutenant of the County of Norfolk and was awarded the CBE in 1992.

In April 1992, days after John Major won the General Election, the Brighton Firebomb killed five witnesses to the North Wales Child Abuse Scandal. See ‘The Silence Of The Welsh Lambs’.

Gwynne and Dafydd’s – and Peter Hain’s – mate David Ennals facilitated organised abuse in Norfolk with a number of other mates of Gwynne and Dafydd. Thatch’s Cabinet Ministers Jim Prior and Gillian Shepherd were either 100% on board or in a sound sleep for decades. See eg. ‘The Science Of Animal Behaviour’.

LAURENCE ELKS graduated from Cambridge in 1970. He then worked as a teacher in Nigeria for Voluntary Service Overseas,

Even VSO isn’t free of culpability. I long wondered why the resident sexual harasser of UNCW’s Dept of Agriculture in the 1980s, Gordon Farley (see eg. ‘Not Seen Since The 1980s – Carwyn’), had been given a job that he very obviously couldn’t do and wasn’t qualified for as a result of a cosy arrangement between UNCW and VSO, until I researched Alexander and Mora Dickson, who founded VSO in 1958 and then in 1962 founded Community Service Volunteers… Alec died on 23 Sept 1994. See previous posts eg. ‘Now Then…’ for the havoc that the Gang and their network were wreaking during 1994. Mora Dickson died on 17 Dec 2001. See previous posts for more Alec and Mora info.

Alec is commemorated with a plaque on his former south London residence:Alec Dickson

as a community worker in Hackney and as a welfare rights worker for the Child Poverty Action Group.

Hackney was on the turf of Gwynne and Dafydd’s partner ring facilitated by Brave Wendy and her colleagues at the London Hospital and many of the Gang’s associates have had their fingers in the pie that is the Child Poverty Action group as well, including Virginia Bottomley (who was Secretary of State for Health when that nice little arrangement for Dafydd’s non-retirement was made, as discussed in previous posts) and Frank Field, who since 1979 has been the Labour MP for Birkenhead, an area of Merseyside that Dafydd has been running since the early 1960s. Prior to that, Dafydd’s mentors and senior partners in crime (see eg. ‘A Celebration Of Dafydd’s Medical Training’) ran Birkenhead.

[Laurence Elks] qualified as a solicitor in 1980 and became a partner of Nabarro Nathanson where he worked as a corporate lawyer on take-overs, mergers and stock exchange flotations. Recently he has concentrated on Competition Law and European Community Law. Laurence Elks is actively involved in social and environmental issues in his inner city neighbourhood.

TONY FOSTER has a wide knowledge of industrial manufacturing processes, commercial activity, health and safety and quality management. He has a thorough working knowledge of financial and management accountingpractices. As Chief Executive of ICI Chlorochemicals he was responsible for a multi-million pound, world wide business with over 2,500 employees. Prior to that, he was the General Manager of ICI’s General Chemical Business for five years. During that time he had responsibility for implementing and explaining ICI’s high profile and controversial programme for the replacement of CFCs. Mr Foster originally trained as a chemist and has a great deal of experience in handling and analysing complex issues.

The Gang have a few associates who have passed through ICI in a senior capacity. See previous posts.

JILL GORT has a long-standing interest in the criminal law and justice. After qualifying as a barrister in 1977 she spent a decade working at all levels of courts and tribunals mostly practising in criminal law. Much of this timewas spent working as a defence lawyer. During 1987-88 she was counsel to a Commission in Washington, USA, investigating an alleged abuse of human rights. From the early 1990s she has chaired a Value Added Tax tribunal and worked as an Immigration Adjudicator specialising in political asylum cases. The latter experience has given wide insight into legal systems in other countries and how the failure of justice results in personal and political problems.

FIONA KING a solicitor, worked in private practice for almost a decade, specialising in criminal defence and legal aid work. She then worked for four years in the County Prosecuting Solicitors’ Departments in Kent and Sussex.

Fiona obviously missed the brothels in Brighton to which kids in care in north Wales were being trafficked.

From 1986 to 1996 Fiona King worked for the Crown Prosecution Service, handling casework as well as managing area offices; she also dealt with staff recruitment and equal opportunities. As head of policy from 1990 to 1993, her portfolio included the rights of audience campaign, working on the reforms contained in the Criminal Justice Act 1991, and improving the arrangements for disclosure.

We need only think of one person to understand what Fiona was doing sitting next to Freddie Crawford on the CCRC:

See eg. ‘A Future Leader Of The Labour Party?’ and ‘The Mrs Mills Experience’…

In her most recent post, as Assistant Chief Crown Prosecutor for London, [Fiona] oversaw a wide range of criminal justice issues requiring close liaison with police, defence solicitors, NACRO,

See previous posts for details of Dafydd’s many friends who worked for or ran NACRO, including Prof Nick Hardwick, who ended up in the national media with crap all over him but it hasn’t held Nick back

ethnic minority groups and the prison service. From 1992 to 1995 she was Vice-Chairman of the Criminal Law Solicitors’ Association and a council member for the London Criminal Courts Solicitors’ Association.

In early 1983 Paul Bates, a student of the psychology degree at Aston with Brown, arrived at Brown’s room in hall (in Lawrence Tower) with a swordstick, wrecked his room, held Brown hostage and told him that he would be back to kill him. I told Adrian Bell, my tutor at UCNW and he ignored me; I told him repeatedly that I was worried about Brown because Paul Bates was dangerous and was threatening to kill him. Bell refused to speak to me unless I agreed to see D.G.E. Wood, after I had initially said that I didn’t want anything to do with Wood. When I did see Wood he ignored the danger that Brown was in completely and told me that I was depressed. Which I was by then but STILL no-one did anything to protect Brown. Since I began the blog, the info has come in that the Gang were behind all of it, I had been targeted before I ever went to UCNW and the Gang had to somehow drive me into the arms of the mental health services who were running the ring because I hadn’t been a kid in care and snared via that route.

Bates tried to murder Brown in July 1989, in broad daylight. In previous posts I have consistently blogged that Bates tried to kill Brown in Nottingham; Brown e mailed a few days ago and said that the murder attempt took place in Birmingham. He hadn’t corrected me before because Brown thought that I was for some reason deliberately muddying the waters for the purposes of the blog. No, I try to be as accurate as possible; for years I have believed that the attack on Brown took place in Nottingham, although I knew that Bates lived in Birmingham…

Dafydd’s mates Robert Bluglass and Colin Berry held their rigged cover-up into my complaint about Dafydd and the Gang in July 1989. Bluglass was Prof of Forensic Psychiatry at Birmingham University and for decades pretty much ran the mental health services and indeed the wider NHS in Birmingham. In July 1989 Tony Francis was busy organising the Case Conference that was held about me in Nov 1989 that culminated in me being declared to be Dangerous and in need of being sent to live with Jimmy Savile in Broadmoor. I didn’t know that this Case Conference had ever taken place – I was working at St George’s Hospital Medical School completely unawares when it was going on – until some four years ago when I received more of my files. The Case Conference was held by Dr Chris Hunter, a mate of the Gang’s of whom I had never heard and people of whom I had never heard gave evidence with regard to me, as well as Jackie Brandt the Gwynedd social worker, who’s only previous contact with me was when Brandt unlawfully detained me in the psych ward at Ysbyty Gwynedd in Aug 1986. Gwynedd social services and Brandt refused to answer any questions about the matter and there was never any investigation. See ‘The Night Of The (Dr Chris) Hunter’.

Brown’s life was saved by a public-spirited HE student. Before the attempt on Brown’s life the West Midlands Police had admitted to Brown that Bates was known to be a dangerous man and had nearly killed an elderly neighbour, but had been acquitted at his trial by arguing that the old man was senile and that his injuries were self-inflicted. At his trial following his attack on Brown, Bates argued that Brown had attacked him and Bates was acting in self-defence. Evidence was provided by the student that Bates had most definitely carried out an unprovoked attack on Brown. Bates’s lawyer declared that the young man who saved Brown was Brown’s student and they were in league. It was when it was demonstrated that the young man had never studied at any university at which Brown had taught and that they didn’t know each other that Bates fessed up.

Brown told me at the time that Bates’s lawyer had been a posh cool black man who seemed very high calibre for a CPS lawyer and was obviously tipped for the top. Brown can’t remember his name but I would very much like to know who that lawyer was…

Brown has also e mailed to tell me that ‘the trial was in that elaborate 19th century court building in Birmingham in the autumn of 1989’.

The Chief Constable of the West Midlands, 1985-90, was Lord Geoffrey Dear.

The Lord Dear
Member of the House of Lords
Lord Temporal
Assumed office
2 May 2006
Life Peerage
Personal details
Born
Geoffrey James Dear

20 September 1937 (age 82)

Nationality British
Education Fletton Grammar School, Huntingdonshire.
Alma mater University College, London
Occupation Chief constable

Geoffrey James Dear, Baron Dear, QPM, DL is a crossbench peer. He was described by Ronnie Waterhouse’s lifelong close friend Sir Robin Day – also a mate of William Mars-Jones and all three of those wallies were virtually part of the furniture at the Garrick, the club for the legal profession and luvvies – as “the best known and most respected police officer of his generation”. Which was why Sir Ron Hadfield was appointed Chief Constable of the West Midlands in 1990 and built his own undeserved fine reputation as the man who cleaned up the endemically corrupt West Midlands Police…

Geoffrey Dear joined Peterborough Combined Police (which became part of Mid-Anglia Constabulary in 1965) as a cadet and became a constable in 1956. In 1965 Dear went to UCL on a Bramshill Scholarship to study law. Graduating in 1968 and then serving as divisional commander in Cambridge, he was appointed Assistant Chief Constable (Operations) of Nottinghamshire Combined Constabulary (Nottinghamshire Police from 1974) in 1972. From 1975 to 1977, Dear was seconded to Bramshill Police College as Director of Command Training. In September 1979, Dear was awarded the Queen’s Commendation for Brave Conduct for his arrest of an armed and “mentally deranged” man who had barricaded himself in a house with his infant son after a multiple shooting incident. Who can ever know the truth behind the mental derangement, the cause of the barricading inside the house, the ‘shooting incident’ or indeed the Bravery of Geoffrey’s Conduct.

In 1980 Geoffrey transferred to the Metropolitan Police as Deputy Assistant Commissioner (Training). In this role Geoffrey Dear came to public attention as he instituted racial awareness training for police officers in the wake of the Brixton riots, into which he also conducted an internal investigation. Gwynne and Dafydd were at the thick of the trauma in Brixton although as with the Profumo Affair, their names were never mentioned. Previous posts eg. ‘Lord Snooty The Third’ discusses the Gang’s criminal empire that stretched right across south London, embracing Bodger/John Tilley’s/Sir Paul Beresford’s Wandsworth, Tessa Jowell’s Lambeth (see eg. ‘The London Connection’, ‘Tower Hamlets, Paul Boateng and Tessa Jowell’, Baroness Tessa Jowell – A Tribute’, ‘Accidents Happen’ and ‘The Mrs Mills Experience’), Bob Mellish’s and then Simon Hughes’s Southwark (see eg. post ‘The Battle For The Labour Party’s Soul’), Brixton etc.

Lord Scarman, the darling of the Liberal Left who was sent in to conduct the Inquiry that followed the Brixton riots, was micromanaged by Dafydd’s mate John Tilley; Lord Scarman only meeting the right people was a result of John Tilley organising the Tour Of North Korea, but that wasn’t reported in the media. For previous gen on Lord Scarman see eg. ‘Only One Died’. I’ll highlight here that Lord Scarman was a member of Middle Temple a la Paddy Mayhew, Mrs Mills and Ronnie Waterhouse and he worked on the Birmingham Six case.

On 1 December 1981 Geoffrey Dear was appointed Assistant Commissioner “D” (Personnel and Training). Dear was awarded the Queen’s Police Medal (QPM) in 1982 in recognition of his involvement post-riots in Brixton in 1981, in always difficult and sometimes dangerous circumstancesDr Dafydd Alun Jones and headed the Met’s investigation into the shooting of Steven Waldorf in 1983.

In 1984, the year of the Gwynne Row – Mars-Jones was President of UCNW, 1982-95 – Geoffrey Dear moved to become Assistant Commissioner “A” (Operations and Administration) in the Met. In 1985, Dear left the Metropolitan Police to become Chief Constable of West Midlands Police, which is quite a laugh; Brown and I had refused to shut up about Gwynne the Royal Lobotomist and in 1985 Mary Wynch won her Appeal to the Master of the Rolls and received extensive media coverage, so Geoffrey was packed off to Birmingham to help Bluglass. Bluglass who had rewritten the Mental Health Act after Mary’s case to reassure the world that It Could Never Happen Again. Dafydd did it again, to me, in Dec 1986. A month after Ken Baker attended the opening of Sir Freddie’s new computing labs. In Dec 1986, the very day on which I was unlawfully incarcerated in the Bryn Golau Peep Show at Denbigh, Bodger’s mate Ollie Brooke, the Prof of Paediatrics at St George’s, was jailed for child porn offences at Kingston-upon-Thames Crown Court. See eg. ‘Oliver!’

Geoffrey Dear was the last officer to hold the post of the Met’s Assistant Commissioner “A” before it was abolished in the reorganisation later that year. That was probably Mars-Jones-related as well but I haven’t had time to dig yet.

In the West Midlands, Geoffrey Dear quickly came to the fore with his handling of the aftermath of the shooting by police of a young boy and, separately, the aftermath of the 1985 Handsworth riots. Paul Bates lived in Handsworth, as did the old man whom he nearly murdered before attacking Brown. Dear ‘instituted wide-ranging changes in that force, both administratively and operationally’, but not sufficiently to stop Paul Bates launching murderous attacks on people who were witness to the Gang’s crimes.

Previous posts have discussed the lame idiots who served as MPs for Handsworth and who never quite managed to admit that the Top Docs and welfare services were as much of a problem to their disadvantaged constituents as Fatcher’s Police were. Because of the migration of non-white people into Handsworth, the constituency changed character greatly over a relatively short period of time during the late 1970s/early 1970s.

John Michael Hubert Lee (born 13 August 1927) was the Labour MP for Handsworth, 1970-79. Lee was educated at Reading School, Christ’s College, Cambridge and the School of Oriental and African Studies,  (SOAS). Lee became a barrister, called to the bar in 1960 at Middle Temple. From 1951 to 1958 Lee worked in the Colonial Service in the Gold Coast, now Ghana.

Lee’s first go at the Commons was in 1964 when he unsuccessfully contested Reading; he stood again for Reading in 1966 and defeated the Conservative incumbent, Peter Emery, Lee served as the MP for Reading until his defeat at the 1970 General Election by Tory Dr Gerard Vaughan, a psychiatrist who was a mate of Gwynne and Dafydd’s, facilitated the Westminster Paedophile Ring himself and was enthusiastic about privatising the NHS; Vaughan’s political opponents who loathed him never counteracted his zeal for attempting to privatise NHS services by exposing his facilitation of organised abuse. See previous posts. Gerard Vaughan was a big link in the chain, Vaughan was responsible for child psychiatry at Guy’s Hospital; Dafydd’s good mate Chief Shagger Prof Jim Watson was a psychiatrist at Guy’s who was their resident Sex Therapy Expert. Jim provided Sex Therapy and taught Sex Therapy as well. Guy’s felt the benefit of Jim’s Sex Therapy after he relocated from St George’s. Jim of course had got to know Dafydd at the shagfest that was the Maudsley, where they Trained and where Jim remained to become a consultant. Chief Shagger Jim worked for the security services and unlike Dafydd, Jim looked like a Proper Doctor:

(Dafydd very obviously modelled himself on Jim when Dafydd had his photo for the CAIS website taken, Dafydd doesn’t look anything like that in real life, I have never seen Dafydd clean, well-dressed (not even competently dressed) and I’ve certainly never seen him in a bow tie.

Jim died in 2016, days after I began this blog and left behind a wife – who undoubtedly knew about Jim’s activities, she was a Top Doc who worked with him – a number of kids and a Fine Legacy In Psychiatry. See previous posts for details.

John Lee served as MP for Birmingham Handsworth from February 1974 until he stood down at the 1979 General Election, when he was succeeded by Sheila Wright.

I have discussed Sheila Wright previously on the blog, so I’ll just review her highlights here, but the champagne corks must have been popping in Dafydd and Bluglass’s offices when Sheila was elected as MP for Handsworth. Sheila Rosemary Rivers Wright (22 March 1925-5 July 2013) was born in Cawnpore, India and raised in India. Her father was an Inspector General of police until his death when Sheila was 12 years old. She was subsequently raised by her mother who also managed a sick animal sanctuary. Sheila was initially taught by her nanny and governesses until age 11 and ‘she then taught herself’.

Wright left India just after the WW II ended and lived in Southampton. She gained a social science certificate from the University of Southampton in 1951 and a sociology degree from the University of London in 1956.

Sheila married and although her name changed to Gregory she retained her maiden name in politics. Wright became a social worker and served as a Councillor on Birmingham City Council 1956-79, becoming an honorary Alderman. As Chair of the Birmingham Education Committee Sheila oversaw the introduction of the comprehensive education system. Wright served as the MP for Birmingham Handsworth, 1979-83, after which boundary changes abolished the seat and Wright gave up the nomination due to ‘family matters’.

Wright continued to perform voluntary work for the Birmingham Central Health Authority and on numerous school governing bodies throughout Birmingham. Wright died on 5 July 2013, aged 88, after a long illness. One image sums up Sheila’s contribution to politics in Birmingham:

Mr Labour Party who Spoke For the Poor Of Birmingham was of course Fattersley. Brown used to live near Fattersley’s constituency of Sparkbrook in which dispossessed resided and when Brown walked me through he’d point out all the landmarks such as the man who lived on the doorstep and the various Empowered Service Users who were being neglected and abused by those who Care and Safeguard, as well as the other constituents of Fattersley’s who were, as Brown once observed, ‘lying around in the road drunk’. Fattersley was their MP, 1964-97 and I don’t think that he even noticed them. At least Brown used to nip in and have a cup of tea with them. And there was the man who used to fry his chips on the top of a portable gas heater that he’d turn on its side to make a sort of cooker. Full details re Fattersley and both Mrs Fattersleys can be found in previous posts. The first Mrs Fattersley styled herself as an Education Expert.

Fattersley supported his friend John Smith in the 1993 Leadership contest, which Smith won in July 1993, the month that F and I appeared in Bangor Magistrate’s Court as a result of Jackie Brandt lying to the police. Fattersley had of course served as Deputy Leader of the Labour Party, 1983-92, when Tony Francis’s mate the Windbag was Leader.

In a tank Herr Thatchler leads the charge; Jock Steel and Doc “Killer” Owen are helplessly entrenched; and “Fatty” Heffer looks cynically on as “Taffy” Kinnock leads the retreat…

In 1993, Fattersley announced he would leave politics at the following General Election. Fattersley was made a life peer as Baron Hattersley, of Sparkbrook in the County of West Midlands on 24 November 1997.

Fattersley was long regarded as being on the right-wing of the party, but with New Labour in power he found himself criticising a Labour Gov’t from the left, even claiming that “Blair’s Labour Party is not the Labour Party I joined”. Yes it was Fattersley, it was the same crowd of clapped out old fools who did what Dafydd and the Top Docs told them and pleaded for the votes of NURSES at every election. Jezza Corbyn is doing it as I write this.

Fattersley mentioned repeatedly that he would be supporting Gordon Brown as Leader. Gordon who was a mate of Eric Hobsbawm, a second homer at Croesor, Gordon who’s wife Sarah was at Bristol University studying psychology with Sarah Jenkins, the daughter of Sheila Jenkins, a Gwynedd social worker who was of the Gang and lied to the police about me… Sheila friend of er Sadie Francis. The Jenkins family were enthusiastic Labour supporters… Other Labour supporters were to be found in UCNW -Mars-Jones had stood as the Labour candidate for Denbigh in 1985 – including among the staff of the Dept of Plant Biology at UCNW, where I did my first degree. Some were friends and colleagues of Shelia Jenkins and her family. Angie Gliddon, the wife of Chris Gliddon, one of the lecturers in the Dept of Plant Biology, was a Labour Councillor on Anglesey and had aspirations to stand as a Labour candidate for Parliament. Angie used to complain of the ‘sexism’ of the Anglesey Cllrs. I have no doubt that they were not enlightened but a bigger problem was that paedophile gang that they were facilitating. Years later Angie became a Mental Health Advocate with that joke of an organisation the ‘Independent’ Advocacy Association (funded by the Health Authority and Gwynedd County Council) that refused to support patients making serious complaints. See previous posts.

I last saw Angie at a public lecture delivered by yet another NHS Liar who had been invited to speak to the Gang at Bangor and as we left the lecture Angie pointedly said to me ‘Ah they’re wonderful really, you can’t complain can you’. Angie, they’re a load of murdering bastards which is why you are so frightened of them and they’d polished off the Vice-Chancellor’s wife not long before you made that asinine comment. Angie knew about Gwynne the Lobotomist but at the time her husband’s bread and butter – and their rather nice house on Anglesey with a lovely garden, overlooking the sea – depended upon the Gang so Ah you can’t complain. Angie and Chris Gliddon were Sussex grads and they must have been at Sussex at about the same time as Merfyn, who’s wife Nerys was slaughtered by the Top Docs in 2007 or 08…

Asa Briggs, VC of Sussex University, was Of The Gang and concealed the Brighton end of John Allen’s business. Asa did not like Merfyn and swore revenge after Merfyn and his mates staged an anti-Vietnam demo when they were undergrads and threw red paint over Asa’s Important Visitor from America… Asa was still very much alive when Angie was doing her Mustn’t Grumble bit. See post ‘The Wizard War’.

See ‘Lest We Forget’ for details of the appalling conduct of some of Chris and Angie’s colleagues/friends both before and after they threw mud at Merfyn.

Angie and Chris have a daughter with a long-term condition who when younger was quite ill…

Ah you can’t complain can you!! Ah they’re WONDERFUL, No No No not us, please, Big Gwynne not us…

Peter Hain went to Sussex University at about the same time as the Gliddons were Letting It All Hang Out… The Peter Hain who was a friend of Dafydd and Gwynne’s mate David Ennals as well as another Sussex alumnus, a man who believes that AIDS can be Cured with Herbs and Spices as discussed in previous posts and so many more…

 Fattersley retired from the House of Lords on 19 May 2017, six months after I began this blog. His constituency will still be full of people who’ve had their lives seriously hampered by Bluglass and co and there will still be people lying around in the road drunk. And there is still green paint on the Renault…

 

In 1989, Geoffrey Dear headed the investigation into the Hillsborough Stadium Disaster. Dear was widely expected to be appointed Chief Constable of the Royal Ulster Constabulary in 1989, but the job went instead to Hugh Annesley. Whether that was because Dear was so corrupt that no-one dared risk him in the RUC or whether an even more corrupt police officer was required I don’t know. I have been told that Geoffrey not going to N Ireland might have been because of Brown and me just refusing to shut up in the face of the extreme intimidation and the need for Geoffrey to be kept out of such a high profile post or that he was needed to ensure further adventures for us. Ah yes – Geoffrey became an HM Inspector of Constabulary in 1990, just when he was most needed there…

Dear was Chief Constable during the last years of the West Midlands Serious Crime Squad, as its malpractices and unsafe convictions came to light. It was shut down in 1989. The squad was investigated by the West Yorkshire Police, who famously ‘found evidence of serious abuses but not enough to prosecute individual officers’. As with Dafydd and Gwynne, the evidence  was seriously impressive and had anyone ever had evidence like that against me, I’d have done a lengthy stretch inside. A number of officers from the West Midlands Serious Crime Squad retired early or departed, preventing internal disciplinary proceedings. Since the squad was shut down, over 60 convictions have been found to be unsafe and quashed.

Geoffrey Dear served as Chief Constable of the West Midlands until 1 April 1990, when he was appointed one of HM Inspectors of Constabulary. Sir Philip Myers, the corrupt as buggery Chief Constable of North Wales took up a post as HM Inspector of Constabulary when he retired in DATE. See eg. ‘Top Of The Cops’ and ‘A Stalker’s Network’.

Dear’s appointment as an HM Inspector of Constabulary was criticised by the Sunderland Labour MP Chris Mullin, given Dear’s ultimate responsibility for the continuing failures of the West Midlands Serious Crime Squad. Chris was one of those who fought for the release of the Birmingham Six who were wrongly jailed as a result of the activities of the Birmingham Six. The Six were famously helped as well by Michael Mansfield. I was delighted to see the Six released, but I had no idea at the time that they were only released because Mansfield et al agreed never to take a case for me against the Gang in return for the co-operation of the bent Top Docs and everyone else who was needed to overturn the convictions of the Six.

Oh the irony! The day that the Six were released, I was visiting Somerset and watching the TV. Paddy Hill was triumphant and gave his speech to the journos. I mentioned that it was great that they were free at last. One person snapped at me that ‘they weren’t bloody Sunday School pupils [or it might have been ‘choirboys’] you know’ and then as the trailer for another TV programme exposing a miscarriage of justice was screened after the news report re the Birmingham Six, somebody else remarked ‘So now we have to watch another rogue’. After I began this blog, I was told that both of the commentators on the Rogues that were the Birmingham Six and the other man who’d been fitted up lied to Dafydd et al in Evidence re my well-known lifelong Insanity and Dangerousness.

A further irony. The Editor CHECK JOB of ‘Rough Justice’ was NAME, a mate of Dafydd and Gwynne’s who’d grown up in Denbighshire. I wondered at the time why ‘Rough Justice’ NEVER featured miscarriages of justice that were widely known about in north Wales that were often more serious than those that were featured. NAME was also Deputy Editor of ‘Panorama’ throughout the 1980s, but then Robin Day – a mate of Mars-Jones’s as well as Ronnie’s – was Mr Panorama for donkeys years and retained influence after he left the programme.

Robin Day was not the Grand Inquisitor of myth. The pompous old hypocrite may have been rude to the audience members on ‘Question Time’ but the reason why Thatch was always happy to be interviewed by Day was that he sat down with her before every ‘grilling’ and obediently took Thatch’s detailed instructions with regard to EVERYTHING that was on the pre-agreed topics of conversation. There is footage of the old cow groaning ‘Oh no, I don’t think we’ll go there’ and the Grand Inquisitor obediently saying ‘Ooh of course not Prime Minister’.

Hilarious, I’ve been told that Robin Day didn’t just know about Brown and me but he probably knew about grandpa doing battle with Edward du Cann, the lunch at the Clarence etc. But then Robin Day knew about a gang of murdering paedophiles and forgot to mention it to anyone.

Chris Mullin was one MP who refused to support Colin Smart, the Director of Social Services for Sunderland when Colin blew the whistle on the abuse and trafficking of kids in care homes in Sunderland. Mullin used his position on the Home Affairs Select Committee to argue that compensation for the kids whom had demonstrated that they had been abused should be limited. See previous posts.

The kids who were abused in Sunderland were the victims of the big ring in the North East run by Gwynne and Dafydd’s mate Lord John Walton. The Main Man in the North East Social Services with regard to Lord John Walton’s ring was Brian Roycroft, Director of Newcastle Social Services for years from 1970. Roycroft sent kids in care to children’s homes in north Wales and recommended his fellow Directors of Social Services in the North East to do the same. There were numerous complaints of abuse, all ignored. Roycroft’s mum and dad had been residential houseparents of the NCH (National Children’s Home) ‘village’ in Frodsham in Cheshire and Roycroft had lived with them in the NCH village. That was when Gwynne was in full swing in Denbigh, providing services to Cheshire as well… See previous posts for info on Roycroft.

George Thomas was Patron/President of the NCH.

See ‘An Expression Of Their Faith’ for details of the lecture given by Thatch in honour of George Thomas at an NCH event to an audience of the usual suspects, including Esther.

Geoffrey Dear was knighted in the 1997 New Year Honours, shortly before his retirement, just as Ronnie Waterhouse opened his Inquiry.

Dear was a member of the Glidewell Review into the CPS, 1997-98 and advised the Auld Review of the Criminal Courts process in 2002 and the Virdi Enquiry in 2003.

Dear was created a life peer as Baron Dear, of Willersey in the County of Gloucestershire, on 2 May 2006.

Dear has held a number of remunerated positions as Non-Executive Director or Chairman and is currently Non-Executive Chairman of Blaythorne Group Ltd.

Bent copper? Just what we need at Blaythorne!

I can recommend readers to look up the Blaythorne Group Ltd, their website is well worth a visit as they used to say on ‘Blue Peter’. The Blaythorne Group state that ‘We’re an independent company specialising in the medical, security and counter-explosive threat sectors.’

Sometimes the address given for the Blaythorne Group is in Exeter, sometimes in Crickhowell. Geoffrey Dear might know better, but darkest Devon or Powys are not the first places that spring to mind when one discusses the ‘counter-explosive threat sector’.

Although can I just explain to Geoffrey, that if he and his mates had not spent years unlawfully withholding my files from me for fear of an explosion, I would have dealt  with the Top Docs years ago and a lot more people would still be alive. Including some of your mates Geoffrey, because Insider witnesses have been killed at quite an impressive rate for some while now. DUH!!!

Now here’s a few things for readers to think about. Geoffrey Dear was a Top Cop in Nottingham in the 1970s when dear old Ken Clarke was a barrister in that city and then elected as the Tory MP for the affluent Nottingham constituency of RushWHAT in DATE. After he entered politics, Ken remained such good mates with his old Chambers that when he left the Cabinet they invited him back… Ken is a man with many business interests; the ones that everyone know about are his Directorships of tobacco companies, but Ken’s fingers are in pies all over the place.

Among his many roles, Ken was a Director of the Independent DATES. St Helena was as well CHECK. Andreas Whittam-Smith, the Editor of the Indie, DATES, was admirable in many ways but Andreas was involved with a group of people who had Interests In Mental Health who were followers of R.D. Laing. Previous posts have discussed Laing’s feet of clay and his association with Dafydd as well as Bertrand Russell’s and Sir Clough’s mates at Croesor. Anyone who worked with Laing did know that he wasn’t what he pretended, as I found out when I met people who worked with him. The medical establishment hated Laing but he knew about their wrongdoing and they his. Laing unexpectedly keeled over from a heart-attack when playing tennis, at the age of WHAT on DATE…

The Indie was yet another of the publications that I read when I was younger wondering WHY is there never anything about Dafydd and north Wales in here???

Here are a few clues:

Sir Andreas Whittam Smith
First Church Estates Commissioner
In office
6 March 2002 – June 2017
Succeeded by Loretta Minghella
Personal details
Born 13 June 1937 (age 82)
Macclesfield, Cheshire, England
Nationality British
Profession Journalist
Newspaper editor

Sir Andreas Whittam Smith, was one of the founders of The Independent newspaper which began publication in October 1986 with Whittam Smith as Editor. Ollie was awaiting trial and Jackie Brandt had unlawfully detained me for the first time at Ysbyty Gwynedd in Aug 1986. By Oct 1986, I had begun my MSc at Hammersmith Hospital and had just spent a few weeks staying at my friends place in Bethnal Green, the friends who had been at Stirling University with Lord Jack McConnell. Unbeknown to us we had been targeted; Jack was manipulating the Stirling crowd to freeze out my two friends and one girl in the flat, Julia, just radiated hostility. Julia’s boyfriend was the cartoonist John O’ Farrell, a Big Labour Supporter who late wrote jokes for Gordon Brown. See previous posts. My friends were being threatened by thugs – we just put it down to Bethnal Green being rough and there being a lot of far-right activity there – and then in Jan 1987, after I got out of Denbigh, every time that I went over to Bethnal Green to see my mates (I was sharing a place in Harringay by then), I was followed and threatened by a man whom Brown found out had recently been released after being banged up for a series of rapes. Previous posts ‘eg. ‘The Turn Of The Screw’ discuss how my mates were pursued by thugs and heavies wherever they lived after they left Bethnal Green and it was ALL the work of the Gang…

The son of an Anglican clergyman in the Diocese of Chester, Whittam Smith moved from Macclesfield to Birkenhead in 1940. Chester has had a problem with organised abuse reaching back to Gwynne’s day (at least) and a former Bishop of Chester has been named as a child abuser. He was educated at Birkenhead School, and Keble College, Oxford. See previous posts for old boys from Birkenhead School (there are many who helped the Gang) and Keble College, Oxford is also the alma mater of Sir Peter Morrison (Tory MP for Chester, 1974-92) and the Gang’s Tory MP for Anglesey, 1979-87, Keith Best. Keith was caught out applying for BT shares under numerous aliases and subsequently went to prison after Andreas launched the Indie. Keith’s sentence was cut on Appeal and he very soon bounced back and has made a good career out of charidee work and other organisations that help the oppressed, becoming Chair/CEO of many of them. Keith relaunched himself into the not-for-profit sector after his prison sentence with the help of George Thomas. See previous posts.

Most of Andreas’s career has been spent in the City in journalism, including as City Editor of The Guardian and The Daily Telegraph, and as Editor of the Investors Chronicle, 1970-77 and Stock Exchange Gazette. With Matthew Symonds, Whittam Smith was a co-founder of The Independent newspaper and was its first Editor from 1986 to 1993. He still contributes articles on a regular basis.

Whittam Smith was Chairman of the Financial Ombudsman Service from 2001 to 2003. He is also a Director of Independent News and Media (UK), Vice Chairman of Tunbridge Wells Equitable Friendly Society, and a Vice-President of the National Council for One Parent Families. He was appointed President of the British Board of Film Classification in 1998, instigating liberalisation of film and video censorship, a post from which he resigned in 2002. Whittam Smith has been on the Board of Trustees of The Architecture Foundation.

On 6 March 2002, Whittam Smith was appointed the First Church Estates Commissioner, a senior lay person in the Church of England. As such, he is Chairman of the Church Commissioners’ Assets Committee (an investment portfolio of £7 billion) and a member of the Church Commissioners’ Board of Governors, the General Synod of the Church of England, and the Archbishops’ Council. It was announced in September 2016 that Andreas would be stepping down as First Church Estates Commissioner in June 2017.

In 2012 Whittam Smith started the Democracy 2015 movement to attempt to reform how British democracy functions. The movement’s stated aim was to achieve a House of Commons majority in 2015 and form a reformist government independent of parliamentary parties and composed of non-politicians volunteering to stand for a single term only. The movement stood a candidate, Adam Lotun, in the Corby by-election on 15 November 2012. He came 13th out of 14 candidates, with 35 votes.

In 1988 Whittam Smith was awarded the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws (LL.D) by the University of Bath.

In 2003, Whittam Smith was made a CBE, picking up his honour at the same time as Sir Jagger. In the 2015 Brenda’s Birthday Honours List, he was made a Knight Bachelor “for public service, particularly to the Church of England”, and therefore granted the title sir. In July 2017, Sir was awarded the Canterbury Cross for Services to the Church of England by the Archbishop of Canterbury.

Whittan Smith is President of Birkenhead School. Old boys worth mentioning are Tony Hall, DG of the BBC; David Thomas Gruffydd Evans, Baron Evans of Claughton, (9 February 1928-22 March 1992) was a solicitor and politician; William Wade, Baron Wade of Chorlton (born 1932), businessman, and Joint Treasurer of the Conservative Party, 1982–90; Donald Nicholls, Baron Nicholls of Birkenhead (born 1933), Vice-Chancellor, High Court of Justice, 1991–94, and Lord of Appeal in Ordinary, 1994–2007

 

The Indie on Sunday did finally dare publish on the North Wales Child Abuse Scandal, along with ‘Private Eye’ and ‘The Observer’. BBC and HTV also broadcast programmes… The Sindie published in Dec 1991, ‘The Observer’ in Sept 1992, TV programmes were screened in Sept and Nov 1992 and the Eye published in Jan 1993. Gordon Anglesey sued the arse off the Sindie, ‘The Observer’, the Eye and HTV for naming him as a senior police officer who had abused boys in care in Wrexham.

Gordon’s libel hearing opened at the Royal Courts of Justice on 14 Nov 1994, at the Royal Courts of Justice at The Strand. On 4 Nov 1994, Dafydd obtained his injunction against F and me from Liverpool High Court on the basis of extensive perjury – the MDU, Hempsons and the police all knew that perjury had been committed – and a complaint that F had some months previously blown a raspberry at him down the phone. Dafydd’s path to the injunction began days after F and I met with the Mental Health Act Commission and told them that Dafydd was sexually abusing patients and that serious complaints against him were not being investigated. Not only was our complaint not investigated but the Gwynedd Community Health Trust refused to make a record of it on the grounds that if they did, this would constitute libelling Dafydd.

On 6 Dec 1994, the libel jury returned a verdict in Anglesea’s favour and he was awarded nearly £400k in damages. My posts about the case ‘Y Gwir Yn Erbyn Y Byd’ and ‘Y Gwir Yn Erbyn Y Byd – A Few Additional Comments’ discuss  why I think that George Carman, counsel for the defence, deliberately threw the case and lost. Carman was Of The Gang himself and had been for years; furthermore days after the Tories won the General Election in April 1992, the Brighton Firebomb killed five witnesses to the North Wales Child Abuse Scandal and I doubt that George wanted to be found dead. But Whittam Smith wouldn’t have wanted the Gang in north Wales exposed anyway…

Some two months after the case, Mark Humphreys, one of the men who had named Anglesey as his molester, was found dead, hanging from the stairwell of the block of flats in which he lived in Wrexham. ‘Suicide’. Supposedly because Mark was Upset that No-One Believed Him.

If you were like Mark or me, someone who just wouldn’t shut up about the Gang, you became very used to people Not Believing You. It wouldn’t cause you to kill yourself; being called a liar became part of our lives. After Bluglass trashed me in July 1989, the Gang had a field day. I could see what was going on – although I had no idea how serious it was or that they were ALL on board, indeed in business, with Dafydd – and for months after I was given hell by those we know and love. It simply made me determined to one day expose them because I had seen and experienced enough by then to know that a lot of people were actively lying re Dafydd, it wasn’t always a case of them not believing you…

In 2016, Gordon Anglesey was jailed for the historical abuse of boys in care in Wrexham. He died in prison months after being jailed, soon after I began this blog. Anglesey was given a big send off, his funeral was jammed with police officers past and present as well as members of the Methodist Church. The Methodists would have been there anyway because of their spiritual beliefs, but the members of the Police Federation do not all subscribe to those beliefs. See previous posts.

The few people who have gone to prison as a result of convictions for their part in Gwynne and Dafydd’s enterprise have a habit of being found dead in prison. Not just so many kids in care and Empowered Service Users (see post ‘          ‘), but Peter Howarth, Frank Beck etc. Think about Jeffrey Epstein as well. They were all supposed to be closely guarded or even on suicide watch…

I know the MO. The Gang push victims and witnesses to their limit and make a note of how they attempt suicide, if they do get to that point. They very often step in at the last moment to save them, make a big thing of that, ensure that it is WRITTEN DOWN and then at a time convenient to the Gang, when the Gang have ostensibly retreated from the life of the target, the target is murdered, using the method that they had previous used when they were saved by the Gang. Ooh They Had A History Of That. Isn’t that right Mr Mike Williams of the Bryn Golau Peep Show? BTW, how did you kill Stephen Bagnall because I noticed the same process at work re Stephen as well… See ‘Hey, Hey DAJ, How Many Kids Did You Kill Today?’

If the target is a former drug user, it’s as easy as PIE. They are found dead from an overdose. Their friends can explain that no, they had definitely given up, but the Top Docs know how Manipulative, Clever and Deceitful drug users are. Particularly those who have lived near Lord Wyn Roberts as children or their own children to whom they might have said a few things.

See previous posts for info on the demises of Paula, her ex Michael Hutchence and Peaches.

I do hope that everyone who thought that concealing the criminal activities of some very dangerous Top Docs are pleased with themselves. Consider this: Cilla, Dale Winton, George Michael, Bryan Ferry’s first wife, Steve Strange and all the fashionistas including Isabella Blow, Alexander McQueen… They’re dropping like lemmings as indeed are some of the Top Docs themselves who might blab eg. Bodger, Prof Robert Owen… See previous posts.

Some of these people could have been expected to die but this lot at this rate??

 

Gordon Anglesea’s widow Sandra received Gordon’s police pension, although Gordon died as a convicted sex offender. This was due to an oversight on the part of Arfon Jones, the Police and Crime Commissioner for North Wales. Arfon was the junior bobby who in the 1970s used to drive Gordon Anglesea to the venues in Wrexham in which Anglesea molested kids. Arfon was instructed to leave Anglesey at the venues but not to collect him.

Arfon’s Deputy Commissioner is Ann Jones, a former psychiatric social worker. Ann Jones was the social worker who refused to section me in Bangor Police Station in Dec 1986 after Dafydd had me wrongly arrested and had told everyone that I Would Be Going To Denbigh. I found Ann very reasonable and I told her of my series of complaints about the mental health services and that I would not be intimidated into dropping them. I realise now that is probably why Ann left the cell and told Sgt Morgan outside that under no circumstances would she section me. Sgt Morgan argued with her and said that I was being held illegally, I hadn’t done anything and Dafydd had told the police that I would be ‘definitely going to Denbigh’. Ann left.

That was when Dafydd’s mate the bent GP Dr Shah then appeared in my cell, thrusting his belly in my face, bellowing at me… See ‘Hippocratic Oath Ore Hypocritic Oaf?’ and ‘How I Got To Denbigh’. CHECK Shah was most angry with Ann Jones…

When I subsequently tried to find out who the social worker who refused to section me was, Gwynedd Health Authority and the Mental Health Act Commission maintained that no social worker had been to see me that night in the cells and it was noted that I was Very Disturbed At The Time.

Years later, when I finally obtained my files, there were letters dated 1987 from the MHAC and Alun Davies to a number of third parties confirming that Ann Jones was the social worker who had seen me in the cell… One of those letters was to Bluglass BEFORE he held his July 1989 ‘investigation’, at which Bluglass reassured me that no social worker had visited me in the cells that night.

The son of a friend of Dr Shah told me decades later that Shah had raped a patient ‘and got away with it’. Shah and his wife got away with owning and running a dreadful Care Home in Bethesda too, Brig-y-Nant, in which residents were neglected and ill-treated. See previous posts…

Shah shared a GPs practice in Menai Bridge with the legendary Dr P.W. White, friend of D.G.E. Wood. Dr P.W. White’s son was sent to prison for major drugs offences some years ago, although the judge Showed Mercy when he received a letter from a Local Doctor confirming that the defendant was From A Good Family. The Local Doctor who wrote the letter to the judge was one Dr P. W. White, but the media didn’t name him.

Is it surprising that there are those of us who take the piss?

That event occurred when Lesley Griffiths Who Helps The Mums was Welsh Gov’t Health Minister. I was e mailing Lesley repeatedly re the threats and intimidation to which I was being subjected by the Gang, but Lesley never even replied. Lesley is the AM for Wrexham; she grew up near Wrexham and before she was an AM, she worked as a medical secretary in Wrexham Maelor Hospital, with responsibilities to Docs including whichever Doc treated STDs. So Lesley knows a Drip even bigger than Lesley ie. Dafydd’s pal Dr Olwen Williams, Long Serving Pox Doc to the victims of the Gang. Olwen, now Vice-President of the Royal College of Physicians, starred in my post ‘More Hollywood Gossip’. After years typing up the lies that were told to explain why kids in care were contracting STDs, Lesley became a Wrexham Borough Councillor and although she was Nervous Speaking In Front Of All The Men, Lesley found that she could Help The Mums, so it was a career in politics for Lesley. See ‘History Repeats Itself, First As Tragedy, Second As Farce’.

Shah died not long after he initially starred on this blog.

When Gordon Anglesea died, he was planning an appeal against conviction. The Police Federation were supporting him, dosh had been raised and barristers had offered their services free of charge.

Ken Clarke – HERE – Dept of Health – DATES – Home Sec – Dates – throughout the North Wales Police investigation, 1990-92, into the existence of a possible paedophile ring in north Wales and Cheshire, during which the police found no evidence of such a thing. The Chief Constable of North Wales at the time David Owen (not THE David Owen, obviously) refused to co-operate with the investigation and the Home Office refused to compel him to do so. Neither would the Home Office force Owen to allow another Chief Constable to take over the investigation. So the coppers who even dared try to investigate found themselves a little hampered. Geoffrey Dear was appointed HM Inspector of Constabulary just as the investigation began; so he was out of the firing line as the corruption exploded in the West Midlands and in as an HM Inspector of Constabulary, just as David Owen refused to co-operate with the investigation into the paedophile ring that wasn’t.

I was arrested on the perjury of the Drs Francis in Dec 1990 and after being detained for days in Streatham Police Station with the bent coppers who boasted of their previous time with the North Wales Police and how they beat up the defendants and threw them in Llyn Ogwen – where young men were found drowned ‘after going swimming drunk’ on a few occasions – and if Geoffrey Davies the landlord of the Douglas Arms in Bethesda was on the bench (Geoff was a Tory and a Magistrate) ‘we’d always be OK’. See previous posts.

‘Ewe slaaaag Dafydd…’

See previous posts for info on Geoff, his son who was attending Ysgol Dyffryn Ogwen and offered a scholarship to Eton – I kid you not – and starred with Geoff on TV in his capacity as another Welsh Speaking Wonderkid from North Wales. Geoff’s son, when he was older, became some sort of organ scholar or assistant organist at St Asaph Cathedral. The Eton educated resident of Bethesda disappeared from public view when Hugh Davies, the former organist from St Asaph, was convicted of sexual abuse of his pupils. Hugh Davies was living in Cumbria by the time that he was nicked, but it transpired that there had been complaints when he was at St Asaph, 1985-98, that were not acted upon.

Aled himself of course was Discovered when a little old lady heard the songbird warbling away in Bangor Cathedral and just happened to put pen to paper to someone who knew record producers, media big wigs and everyone needed to launch Aled as a Superstar just when I wouldn’t shut up about Gwynne, Mary Wynch was making her way to the Master Of The Rolls and Alison Taylor was bellyaching as well. See previous posts. Aled lived in Llandegfan, the same village as I did, a village on Anglesey popular with Top Docs and better paid NHS staff, as well as UNCW staff. And one of the policemen who knew that Dafydd unlawfully imprisoned me lived there, he was just around the corner from D.G.E. Wood’s house. See ‘Our Man In Llandegfan’.

Wood’s kids went to school with Aled Jones.

Dafydd grew up in Bethesda and had many partners in crime there.

Eton-educated Douglas Hurd, Home Secretary, Sept 1985-Oct 1989, was the nephew of Cambridge botanist Edred Henry Corner, who knew Prof Peter Greig-Smith of the Plant Biology Dept, UCNW; Greig-Smith lived in Llandegfan and worked for the security services. See ‘Our Man In Llandegfan’.

The Lord Hurd of Westwell
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Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
In office
26 October 1989 – 5 July 1995
Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
John Major
Preceded by John Major
Succeeded by Malcolm Rifkind
Home Secretary
In office
2 September 1985 – 26 October 1989
Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
Preceded by Leon Brittan
Succeeded by David Waddington
Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
In office
27 September 1984 – 2 September 1985
Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
Preceded by James Prior
Succeeded by Tom King
Minister of State for Europe
In office
4 May 1979 – 9 June 1983
Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
Preceded by Office created
Succeeded by Malcolm Rifkind
Member of Parliament
for Witney
In office
9 June 1983 – 1 May 1997
Preceded by Constituency created
Succeeded by Shaun Woodward
Member of Parliament
for Mid Oxfordshire
In office
28 February 1974 – 9 June 1983
Preceded by Constituency created
Succeeded by Constituency abolished
Member of the House of Lords
Lord Temporal
In office
13 June 1997 – 9 June 2016
Life peerage
Personal details
Born
Douglas Richard Hurd

8 March 1930 (age 89)
Marlborough, Wiltshire, UK

Nationality British
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s)
Tatiana Eyre
(m. 1960; div. 1982)
Judy Smart
(m. 1982; died 2008)
Relations Anthony, Lord Hurd (father);
Sir Percy Hurd (grandfather)
Children 5
Alma mater Eton College
Trinity College, Cambridge

In 1986, when Hurd was Home Secretary, F was fitted up by the North Wales Police for Class A drugs offences and arson; he was also punched in the face by a senior officer in the police station when he’d objected to the copper getting into the loo/shower with him. F was in Risley Remand Centre’s ‘hospital wing’ – full of Dafydd’s prisoners – and overheard what was probably a murder of a prisoner by the screws. When F was in Risley, he was visited by a detective from London who interviewed F about offences that F knew nothing about, became cross with F, called him a nutter and chucked him back into the cell. F subsequently spent a year in Denbigh, unlawfully…

After enduring Burnside and Roach talking in Cockney rhyming slang about Offences They Had Committed In Bethesda, I was driven to north Wales where I was charged with serious offences myself. Caernarfon Magistrates bailed me to live in London until the trial, which is how I ended up in Springfield Hospital. The charges against me were changing on a near daily basis – the Attorney General was Paddy Mayhew – and then sort of disappeared once I stated that I had no interest in returning to work with the aggressive loonies in Bodger’s team… Then I was told to go back to north Wales by Prof Nigel Eastman…

F – 1990

Geoffrey and Ken Clarke’s turf of Nottingham –  the Gang – here – Olive Stevenson – Ann Craft – etc

me in Notts – Jennifer’s Diary –

 

Prof Bluglass owns Compton Verney, one of the finest art galleries in western Europe (see previous posts).

Discover the unique delights of Compton Verney, where there’s something for everyone to enjoy. 120 acres of stunning parkland and lake surround an award-winning art gallery, with a family friendly café and gift shop. Escape the everyday to wander through our historic ‘Capability’ Brown landscape, marvel at our world-class art exhibitions Dr Dafydd Alun Jonesor have fun in our outdoor adventure playground.

Nothing suspicious here Sarge, you can pick up a fine art gallery quite cheaply these days if you know where to look. Bottoms Up!

Geoffrey Dear takes an active and regular part in the business of the House of Lords, speaking from the cross benches on home affairs, criminal justice, and rural affairs. Dear was appointed a Deputy Speaker and a Deputy Chairman of Committees in 2015 and was a member of the European Union Select Committee, 2011–2015, the Home Affairs Sub-Committee, 2008–2012, and the Economic and Financial Affairs Sub-Committee, 2011–2015. Since 2015 Geoffrey has been a member of the Privileges and Conduct Committee and the Works of Art Committee. In 2008 Geoffrey successfully led opposition in the House of Lords to defeat the Government’s intention to extend from 28 to 42 days the length of time that suspected terrorists could be held without charge. In 2012 Geoffrey successfully amended the Public Order Act 1986 so as to protect freedom of speech in public, and similarly defeated Government attempts in 2014 to lower the threshold test for the creation of ASBOs from conduct likely to cause “harassment, alarm or distress” to “nuisance or annoyance” – Bluglass stated in his July 1989 Report that I had caused ‘nuisance and annoyance’ to many people – which very effectively criminalised swathes of vulnerable people, including children. It was that which eventually drew attention to idiocies such as children with Tourette’s Syndrome being served with ASBOs or psych patients who kept trying to commit suicide in the same way eg. throwing themselves into the same lake. It was after Brown and I published about this that a Mental Health Team arrived at my office at Bangor University and told me that they were very worried about me, I was working too hard and I needed to Rest. These were the people who until just months previously had repeatedly had me arrested, told me that they would refuse to treat me etc until I finally said oh just fuck off then, you have nothing to offer at all. They didn’t until I began publishing about their own practices. I subsequently found out that their Leader, Dr Richard Tranter, had documented on my medical records that I was being ‘bullied’ by my boss at Bangor University. I ordered Tranter to remove that comment because it wasn’t true. He refused. So the Registrar of Bangor University was given a statement by me explaining that I LIKED my boss PROFESSOR HOWARD DAVIES, I got on very well with Howard and I loved working with him.

Richard Tranter emigrated to New Zealand shortly after I made that statement. So for the record, if Richard is reading:

Sally Baker, Howard Davies, Graham Day and Marta Eichsteller were all good mates and loved working with each other. They didn’t bully each other, but they did notice the bizarre things going on around them and they had many a laugh at them. Marta in particular, being Sally’s friend and sharing an office with her, was gobsmacked at the conduct of a Mental Health Team who insisted on arriving at Sally’s office, thus obliging Marta to leave, when Sally kept asking them to just go away in view of the fact that previously they had flatly refused to support Sally in any way… Then Sally’s friends noted the three wrongful arrests that followed the re-appearance of the mental health services in Sally’s life

See previous posts for Richard Tranter-laffs and the deceitful double-dealing of Professor Catherine Robinson who discovered what was going on and made a deal with Tranter in order to extract funding to build her own Centre For Mental Health TITLE and bag an appointment as a Welsh Gov’t Adviser. Catherine has now moved on to greater things and can be found at Manchester University, advising the UK Gov’t, as discussed in previous posts.

PICS

Criticising the absence of prior governmental consultation concerning the bill, Geoffrey Dear was a prominent opponent in the Lords to the Gov’t’s legislation to introduce same-sex marriage, proposing a “wrecking amendment” to the bill, which was defeated. Lord Geoffrey spoke of fear of “such opposition to homosexuals in general that the climate of tolerance and acceptance in this country that we have all championed … could well be set back by decades”. Dear asked for a commission to “call on the very best minds from the fields of theology, philosophy, sociology, jurisprudence and finance”, despite the risk of taking up “valuable parliamentary time” … “when so many other pressing matters demand our attention.”

How about calling on the minds of a few of your old mates then Lord Dear:Dr Dafydd Alun Jones

Geoffrey Dear is Deputy Lieutenant of Worcestershire, was Vice-Lord Lieutenant of that county, 1998-2001 and is an Honorary Bencher of Gray’s Inn. Geoffrey is a Fellow of UCL and an Honorary Fellow of Birmingham City University.

See posts ‘      ‘ and ‘      ‘ for details of why Michael Mansfield agreed to represent Dodi’s dad in the inquest into Dodi and Di’s death. Yes, it was directedly related to me and my grandpa’s Ancient Battle with Edward du Cann and Tiny Rowland…

I may not have time to blog about this, but now I know that not only did Tiny Rowland Own The World but that he owned the legal and medical establishment as well, I’m intrigued as to why he was prevented from buying up Harrods, thus allowing Dodi’s dad to do that which incurred Tiny’s Wrath… Who was brave enough to chuck a spanner in Tiny’s works? I previously wondered if dear old Peter Hain might have had something to do with that, Peter being C, knowing Rhodesia and South Africa and knowing what suffering Tiny was causing in that part of the world as well as everywhere else…

Readers’ clues would be appreciated.

Paul Bates was in hot pursuit of Brown again in the autumn of 1996. The Jillings investigation into the abuse of children in the care of Clwyd County Council reported in Spring 1996; legal advice provided to Clwyd C C’s insurers Municipal Mutual (they also insured the North Wales Police) by Cherie and Miranda’s mate Max Beloff QC resulted in the Report being totally suppressed. See ‘It’s A Piece Of Cake…’ The Hague announced that there would be a Public Inquiry into the North Wales Child Abuse Scandal in May 1996 and named Ronnie Waterhouse as the Chair in Sept 1996. Bates didn’t find out where Brown was, in spite of Bates’s frantic activity.

Bates swung into action whenever Brown gave evidence to the Authorities of Dafydd’s wrongdoing and it looked as though someone might have to pretend to investigate.

The West Midlands Police knew how dangerous Paul Bates still was when the Chief Constable of that force was Sir Ron Hadfield, who had been appointed Chief Constable to Clean Up in the wake of the appalling corruption of the Freemason-heavy West Midlands Serious Crime Squad, who were on good terms with the North Wales Police and fitted up Ali Khan from Caernarfon, as discussed in previous posts.

Ron Hadfield served as one of the advisers to the Waterhouse Inquiry re questioning the witnesses. Sir Ron and his men were brought in to reassure everyone that the job wasn’t being done by the North Wales Police… See post ‘         ‘.

It was Mrs Mills – a member of Middle Temple, as was Ronnie Waterhouse, Greville Janner and Paddy Mayhew, all good friends of Gwynne and Dafydd – who as DPP ensured that the files relating to the Birmingham Six who were framed by the West Midlands Serious Crime Squad were embargoed for so long that the grandchildren of the Birmingham Six will be dead by the time the files are accessible.  No charges were ever brought against members of the West Midlands Serious Crime Squad; the Squad was disbanded and the crooks that constituted it retired on generous police pensions. See eg. ‘A Future Leader Of The Labour Party?’.

Another of Ronnie Waterhouse’s advisers was Adrianne Jones, the former Director of the City of Birmingham Social Services when all those kids from Birmingham were sent to children’s homes in north Wales. Adrianne had acted as an adviser re kids in care in Wales before that, so they invited her back again to help the two Ronnies. As well as holding the usual roles on numerous children’s charidees, Adrianne retired to Abergavenny in Wales, near Baroness Eirene White’s home. See eg. ‘   ‘ for info on Adrianne.

Mrs Mills was of course married to John, the multimillionaire donor to New Labour; John’s brother is David who was married to Tessa Jowell. David was mates with Silvio and avoided prison on a technicality after accepting a bribe from Silvio. In Sept 2018 Theresa May’s Secretary of State for Justice David Gauke announced that Mrs Mills’ daughter Caroline Corby c corbywould be the new Chair of the Parole Board.

Previous members of the Parole Board have included Robert Bluglass, Colin Berry and David Mawson. They all arrived on the Parole Board after they gave Dafydd et al a helping hand in the wake of my complaints. Mrs Mills was appointed a member of the Parole Board in 1990.

See previous posts for info re the Parole Board, Caroline Corby et al.

Info has come into the blog alleging that Mrs Mills was appointed as DPP in 1992 as a result of a deal done over me. I am flattered, I didn’t know the CPS cared, I had thought that it was only health and welfare staff and a few judges who bagged jobs as a result of me. I’ve been told that the deal came with a Cunning Plan ie. for the Top Docs of Springfield – Mr Big of Springfield being St Helena’s mate Prof Nigel Eastman (see previous posts) – to ensure that I returned to north Wales and then the Gang would fit me up…

I’ll wait for my letter of thanks from Caroline Corby, because she only landed her job because she was Mrs Mills’ daughter.

Nigel Eastman is a barrister as well as a Top Doc and can be found advertising himself on the website of the Chambers at 33 Bedford Row:

Nigel is Emeritus Professor of Law and Ethics in Psychiatry in the University of London and an Honorary Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist in the National Health Service. He holds the degrees of Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, Bachelor of Science, Doctor of Medicine, is a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and is a non-practising Member of the Bar, being called in Gray’s Inn in 1976. 

Mars-Jones – who worked for the security services – was a member of Gray’s Inn, as is St Helena and Michael Mansfield. As is Lord Malcom Pill, who as Sir Malcolm Pill presided over the High Court case in Cardiff in May 1990, which Gwynedd Health Authority brought against me yet Sir Malcolm said nothing about the extensive perjury or the evidence of serious crime on the part of the Gang that was before him. David Waddington, the Home Secretary at the time who had a hand in it all, was a member of er Gray’s Inn. See ‘The Bitterest Pill’.

He has extensive experience of clinical forensic psychiatry, assessing and treating patients with severe mental disorders who have committed serious offences and/or who are facing serious criminal charges. He has also carried out research and published widely on the relationship between law and psychiatry, including being first author of The Oxford Handbook of Forensic Psychiatry (Oxford University Press, 2012).

Nigel has been an advisor to the Law Commission, most recently being a member of the Criminal Law Advisory Working Party of the Commission in connection with its work in producing reports on the Law of Murder (2006) and Expert Evidence (2011), and currently concerning “unfitness to plead” and “insanity”. He has other substantial experience of conducting work on public policy in relation to law and psychiatry. For example, he was a member of the Mental Health and Disability Committee of the Law Society between 1989 and 2012, is a member of the executive of the Forensic Faculty of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, and was for 10 years chairman of the Law Committee of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

Nigel has given evidence to parliamentary select committees on law and psychiatry, most recently the Joint Parliamentary Scrutiny Committee addressing the then draft Mental Health Bill, which Committee published its findings in 2006, and the Public Bill Committee addressing the Mental Health (Amendment) Bill, now Act 2007. He was previously a founder member of the Clinical Disputes Forum, established by Lord Woolf, then Master of the Rolls,

See previous posts for info on Lord Woolf 

to improve the litigation process in clinical negligence cases, including in relation to expert medical evidence.

Nigel has extensive experience of acting as an expert witness in both criminal and civil proceedings, in this jurisdiction and in the jurisdictions of other countries. This includes conducting assessments in relation to approximately 400 murder cases over the past 30 years, cases, often being high-profile in nature. He has provided evidence to criminal courts in England and Wales at all levels, for both the defence and Crown, as well as to the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council in relation to Commonwealth cases and to courts at all levels within other jurisdictions. In relation to expert witness work, he is a founder member, and head, of Forensic Psychiatry Chambers.

He has lectured to the judiciary, including for the Judicial College, in relation to new statutory provisions for “diminished responsibility” and “loss of control”. He is an expert member of the Foreign Secretary’s International Death Penalty Panel.

Nigel Eastman received a letter from his colleague at St George’s/Springfield Robin Jacobson in Jan 1991 telling Nigel that Dafydd was sexually abusing patients and that Robin suspected that Tony Francis was as well. AFTER receiving the letter, Nigel told me to go back to north Wales because Dafydd was my doctor and they knew me there. I was ‘discharged from the care of’ Robin, Nigel et al with no job, nowhere to live and no income. See previous posts eg. ‘Some Very Eminent Doctors From London…’

Nigel Eastman is Emeritus Professor of Law and Ethics in Psychiatry, Honorary Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist, St George’s University of London.See the source image

WHY is Nigel still in business??

Mrs Mills was Director of the SFO, 1990-92, during investigations of Barlow Clowes, Blue Arrow, Cap’n Bob’s Mirror Group, and Polly Peck. See previous posts for details, including of helpful Expert Top Docs who provided Independent Opinions. Mrs Mills served as a legal assessor for the GMC and GDC; so Mrs Mills was probably one who declared certain Top Docs and dentists to be ill when they faced questions. Dafydd has availed himself of this offer in the past, as did Tony Francis. During Mrs Mills’ time as Director of the SFO, the SFO was investigating a company set up Mrs Mills’ brother-in-law David Mills, then husband of Labour Cabinet Minister Tessa Jowell, in connection with bribery allegations against Silvio Berlusconi, but declined to investigate Mills himself. David Mills was later found guilty of accepting a cash bribe from Berlusconi, but the conviction was quashed by Italy’s Supreme Court of Cassation.

The CEO of the Parole Board is Martin Jones, but I don’t think that it is THE Martin Jones. THE Martin Jones was appointed as the Top Man with regard to External Investigations in NHS Wales after the NHS in the region of north Wales for which Martin had long been responsible fell off the cliff. As one of the Hergest patients did when Martin was CEO of the NW Wales NHS Trust, that incident being one in a series of Hergest tragedies and scandals in the space of months about which Martin received a stiff letter from The Powers That Be. So of course Martin would end up as the Top Man re NHS investigations in Wales.

JOHN KNOX a Chartered Accountant, is a consultant to the litigation support division of Pannell Kerr Forster. He was the Deputy Director of the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) from October 1990 to May 1996,

responsible for overseeing the operations of the 85 lawyers and financial investigators employed by the office. His areas of expertise include investigating complex cases and the direction of detailed investigations, and liaison with barristers and police.

Cap’n Bob went overboard on 5 Nov 1990. Geoffrey Howe resigned as Thatch’s Deputy PM on 1 Nov 1990 and followed it up with his famous resignation speech on 13 Nov 1990, that was the death blow to Thatch. Howe served as Lord President of the Council while he was Deputy PM and was appointed as Lord President of the Council on 24 July 1989. The post of Lord President of the Council brings with it the role of Visitor to UCNW.

The investigation aka cover-up Chaired by Bluglass into my complaint about Dafydd was held in July 1989. Bluglass submitted his Report in Aug 1989. Some weeks before July 1989, Tony Francis had begun organising the Case Conference that was Chaired by his mate Dr Chris Hunter in Nov 1989 that resulted in Hunter declaring me to be dangerous, homicidal, in need of banging up in Broadmoor with Mr Savile and Hunter offered to prepare a Court Report stating this. I was not facing any charges at the time, neither did I know that this Case Conference was going to take place; the first that I knew about it was some four years ago when I acquired further copies of old medical files of mine. I was at work, with Bodger’s team in St George’s when the Case Conference took place in north Wales.

I had never heard of Chris Hunter until I read those files a few years ago, I had never heard of some of those who had given evidence re me at the Case Conference. Two of the people who gave evidence re me were Gwynedd social workers Jackie Brandt and Keith Fearns. I had only met Brandt once by then, that was when she unlawfully detained me in a psych ward at Ysbyty Gwynedd in Aug 1986. I had never heard of Keith Ferns at that point. Jackie and Keith perjured themselves in the High Court in Feb 1990 and then again in WHICH MONTH 1990 in an attempt to have me imprisoned. See ‘Some Big Legal Names Enter The Arena’ and ‘The Bitterest Pill’. Jackie perjured herself yet again in Bangor Magistrates Court in the summer of 1993 in a case against F and I. My documents show that in all those cases, the lawyers involved as well as the judges and magistrates knew that perjury was being committed, as did the MDU and the BMA.

See ‘The Night Of The Dr Chris Hunter’.

Tony Francis gave evidence to Bluglass’s investigation in July 1989, although Tony Francis had not been named in that complaint and I was not told that he had given evidence; I only found out when I read the Report. Tony Francis’s former boss from Manchester University, Prof Ian Brockington, was a colleague of Bluglass’s in the Dept of Psychiatry at Birmingham University. Brockington relocated from Manchester to Birmingham in 1984, at about the time that I had been referred to Francis. Tony Francis knew the Windbags; the Windbags knew George Thomas.

Although Bluglass Chaired the investigation into my complaint, it was organised by Prof Robert Owen, Prof of Surgery at Liverpool Medical School, who doubled up as the Medical Ombudsman appointed by the Welsh Office. Owen was a longstanding mate of Gwynne and Dafydd.

Previous posts have discussed how the BMA were desperate to get rid of Thatch. They loathed her and the charge was led by Dr John Marks, Chairman of the BMA, who was also a barrister. Before Bodger offered me to job at St George’s, I worked for a year with John Marks’s brother Vincent Marks, in Vincent’s CRC team at Surrey University. Previous posts (eg. ‘Reports Of Death Were Greatly Exaggerated’ and Apocalypse Now’) discuss the research fraud, plagiarism, deceit etc on behalf of Vincent’s team and their colleagues that I only found out about years later.

Prof Tim McElwain was found dead after one big fraud by Vincent’s mates was exposed in 1990, that particular fraud involving Peter Maguire, a psychiatrist friend of Tony Francis, who had been given CRC funding to turn himself into a cancer researcher just after I began working for the CRC. One of my colleagues in Vincent’s team in Surrey University, Anthea Hardcastle, was from Cricieth and two of her closest friends, Griff and Sue, were the Principal Biochemist at Ysbyty Gwynedd and his wife. PIC MARTIN Another colleague of mine at Surrey – my immediate boss – was Dr Wynne Aherne, who came from Carmarthenshire and, like Anthea, was still very closely networked to Wales.

While I was working at Surrey, Tony Francis and the Gang were receiving free advice from the BMA re how to refuse to investigate my complaints and fit me up for offences that they knew had not been committed.

Bodger’s lot at St George’s were running the south London part of Dafydd’s business and previous posts have provided details of the names of the Top Docs and social workers involved. Bodger was Welsh himself, his dad was the Secretary to the Lord Mayor of Cardiff; Bodger went to Llandaff Cathedral School and Cowbridge Grammar before studying at UCL. Sir William Asscher, Dean of St George’s, 1988-96, had spent most of the middle years of his career in Cardiff, where he was one of the senior medics concealing Dafydd and Gwynne’s ring, in particular George Thomas’s role in it.

John Marks, Bodger and Brave Wendy really wanted to get rid of the Tories altogether but the Labour Party was in such a mess that they contented themselves with getting rid of Thatch. It was they who were the real power behind Geoffrey Howe, the Toppest of the Top Docs on the London scene got together with the BMA and Heseltine and Howe were brought on board. Most of the hated each other, but Ollie Brooke had been jailed, Frank Beck and Greville Janner were under investigation, the police were conducting further investigations on Bodger’s manor and the facilitators and beneficiaries of the Westminster Paedophile Ring were very anxious indeed. I was refusing to shut up and Brown had supplied evidence. Richard Bentall was working as a clin psy with Dafydd et al; Bentall’s dad Prof Hugh Bentall was the wealthy surgeon who virtually ran Hammersmith Hospital. Richard Bentall was married to the daughter of Eifion Jones, the Dean of Science at UCNW. William Mars-Jones was President of UCNW.

Geoffrey Howe received his orders after the huge conspiracy had been planned. By the time Geoffrey had made his speech in the Commons, the Drs Francis had already been in discussion with the MDU re demanding my imprisonment on the basis of yet more perjury. I was arrested in London just after Thatch resigned as PM.

KIRKE

Geoffrey Howe was a very good mate of Ronnie Waterhouse, they had met as young barristers and formed a lifelong friendship. The two families went on holiday together and when Howe landed big Cabinet posts, Waterhouse was a guest at Howe’s official residences.

Howe’s wife Elspeth is a relative of Camilla.

A group of scheming old fools who were held over a barrel by a cartel of Top Docs:

Howe (second from right) in 2003

Howe retired from the House of Commons in 1992 and was made a life peer on 30 June 1992 as Baron Howe of Aberavon. Following his retirement from the Commons, Howe took on a number of Non-Executive Directorships in business and advisory posts in law and academia, including as international political adviser to the US law firm Jones Day, a Director of GlaxoSmithKline and J. P. Morgan, and visitor at SOAS, University of London.

Patrick Vallance, with whom I worked as St George’s, was subsequently headhunted by GSK as one of their international bigwigs. When Theresa was PM, she appointed Patrick as the Gov’t Chief Scientist. Sir Patrick as he now is trained at St George’s, worked there as both a Top Doc and a pharmacologist and knew about the serious criminality of his colleagues. Patrick was a big mate of Sir Salvador Moncada, who Patrick told everyone, including me, was a ‘Spanish pharmacologist’. Moncada is actually a former guerrilla leader from El Salvador who fled to London; he had qualified in El Salvador but was far too busy fighting in a civil war to do much pharmacology. So how Moncada managed to bag himself ID papers and a job as a pharmacologist in Sir John Vane’s lab in London I’d be interested to know. I also suspect that Moncada is not using his real name. Brown observed some while ago that he never knew who was writing Moncada’s papers, but it wasn’t Moncada. See ‘A Trebant That Wants To Be A Ferrari…’.

Geoffrey Howe published his autobiography in 1994, the year in which: Peter Howarth was jailed for 10 years for abusing boys in care in north Wales and took the rap for Numerous Unidentified Others;John Smith suddenly and unexpectedly keeled over and died and couldn’t be saved even by Bart’s finest although they were Ah wonderful; Miranda became PM, Miranda who’s dad and mate Ernest Armstrong were among many who colluded with Gwynne and Dafydd’s partner ring in the North East from where Peter Howarth had relocated to north Wales in 1972; the Mental Health Act Commission admitted to F and I that they had received many complaints about Dafydd sexually abusing patients and as long ago as the 1960s, but then failed to investigate our allegation of this nature; Dafydd obtained an injunction from Liverpool High Court against F and I on the basis of planted evidence, extensive perjury, a discussion about his own anus and a complaint that F had blown a raspberry down the phone at Dafydd months previously. 1994 was also the year in which the big research fraud perpetrated by Bodger and Malcolm Chamberlain at St George’s was exposed… See ‘Now Then…’

Tiny Rowland – Peter Walker – Welsh Off – dates – 1987

PIC old buggers here

NEWSFLASH: LAST NIGHT THIS BLOG RECEIVED INFO NAMING BODGER AS ONE OF THOSE WHO WAS FACILITATING JEFFREY EPSTEIN’S ACCESS TO GIRLS AND YOUNG WOMEN.

Bodger liked celebs, he was a good mate of Cilla. Cilla’s career enjoyed a second blooming when she was in middle-age in the form of ‘Blind Date’. ‘Blind Date’ turned the fortunes of LWT around in the early 1990s and in 1992 Cilla was the biggest light entertainment star on UK TV. Just look at the dates and bear in mind who used to work for LWT before he was seconded to make the Windbag look like a PM:

Bodger’s son was Wayne Hemingway’s business partner in ‘Red or Dead’; Bodger was a walking advert for ‘Red Or Dead’, everyone knew where Bodger acquired his USP as a Posh Top Doc, those Doc Martens, it was from Prof’s Son’s Shop of course!

Bodger was mates with Sir Hugh Pinker, the Royal Doc who delivered William and Harry (see post ‘       Wellbeing                – The Fortnum and Mason Connection’) and a few days ago a reader sent me a pic of Bodger bowing and scraping to Di.

Geoffrey Howe came from Port Talbot; his father was a solicitor in south Wales and was of the generation who concealed Gwynne’s criminality. My post ‘More Hollywood Gossip’ explained that Neath-Port Talbot area contained the witnesses to  Gwynne and Dafydd’s crimes who couldn’t be silenced even by Bryn Estyn and other institutions in north Wales; the boys who still refused to shut up were sent to Neath Farm School. Throughout the 1960s, 70s and 80s, the local Labour MP Donald Coleman kept the lid on it all. Coleman died in office in Jan 1991 and one Peter Hain succeeded him as the constituency MP. Peter Hain was a hero of the Labour Party after all those years in the AAM and Nelson Mandela had recently been released. Hain, who had been working for the British security services, was looking good… He was offered a safe Labour seat, Peter Hain who had for years colluded with the very serious offences of the Gang, ever since he arrived in the UK from South Africa, where he would have been assassinated had he not come to the UK. Lord Hain needed the protection of the British security services, the South African security services did not like Peter Hain.

One of Vincent’s team in Surrey University was Debra – now Prof Debra -Skene, a South African who was refusing t

It was all about Dafydd and even more so, Gwynne the Ro

Cap’, -PIC

Prior to the SFO [John Knox] was Head of the Industrial and Financial Appraisal Division at the Department of Trade and Industry from1979 to 1987.

DAVID KYLE a barrister for over 20 years, was until recently, the Chief Crown Prosecutor of the Central Casework Area of the Crown Prosecution Service. In this post he had a significant responsibility to make decisions on some of the most serious and sensitive cases of recent years in an objective, balanced and analytical way. His experience brings to the Commission an essential understanding of the way cases are constructed and brought before the courts. At the CPS, David Kyle had day-to-day responsibility for some 200 staff including lawyers, accountants, caseworkers and administrators.

JOHN LECKEY qualified as a solicitor and is currently HM Coroner for Greater Belfast. He holds a Master of Laws degree in Human Rights and Emergency Law. As Coroner he is accustomed to acting independently and in an inquisitorial capacity. He has considerable experience in the investigation of sudden, unexpected and violent deaths. A number of inquests he has held have concerned deaths occurring in controversial circumstances with a background of allegations of miscarriages of justice and criticism of the adequacy of the police investigation. He has a comprehensive knowledge of forensic medicine, forensic science and the Northern Ireland criminal justice system. He is a member of a number of learned societies concerned with medico-legal matters.

Prof LEONARD LEIGH was Convenor of the Law Department at the London School of Economics where he has lectured on criminal justice since 1964. He has made detailed research into key areas such as commercial fraud, civil liberties and human rights. Professor Leigh was called to the Alberta Bar in 1959 and to the English Bar in 1993. He has practised in both jurisdictions. He was a member of the Canadian Government’s Securities Regulation Task Force during the 1970s. He is one of the two UK council members of the International Penal and Penitentiary Foundation and has been Visiting Professor at Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada.

JAMES MACKEITH is a Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist, a medical practitioner who treats the mentally ill and is concerned with the interface between the law and psychiatry. He works at the Maudsley Bethlem NHS Trust in London. He has had experience for over 20 years of advising the courts as an expert witness. He has worked in prisons and secure psychiatric units. For some years he has been interested in assessing cases where a defendant’s confession is disputed in Court.

KARAMJIT SINGH is also a Civil Service Commissioner and Vice-Chairman of the Ethnic Minorities Advisory Committee of the Judicial Studies Board. His experience of criminal justice issues has included membership of the Police Complaints Authority (PCA), the Parole Board and West Midlands Police Authority. At the PCA he supervised complex and sensitive investigations, including alleged miscarriages of justice. He has also worked in academia, the voluntary sector, the Commission for Racial Equality, and local government in addition to membership of the Industrial Tribunals Panel and a committee auditing Immigration Department complaints processes. In 1990 he was awarded a Harkness Fellowship to study the relationship between urban institutions and their local communities in the United States.

BADEN SKITT was, until recently, Assistant Commissioner to the Metropolitan Police. He was responsible for issues including Race and Community Relations, Strategic Crime Prevention programmes, and the Drugs Strategy for London. A former Chief Constable of Hertfordshire, he has in-depth knowledge of the UK Police Service. Outside the police service Mr Skitt has been involved in a wide range of education and community related programmes. He is a Director of the Educational Broadcasting Services Trust and was a Member of the recent National Inquiry into Young Homelessness.

EDWARD WEISS a Chartered Accountant, was for many years Finance Director of Chubb security and also responsible for certain Pacific Rim companies. In his last year at Chubb he was Director of Strategic Development, leaving in 1992 to take on a range of non-executive positions, including Chairman of Loss Reviews at Lloyd’s and joining its Corporate Finance Advisory Panel. In addition to being a Commission Member, Edward Weiss is a non-executive director of two companies. Within the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Edward Weiss is on the Business Law Committee and is Chairman of the Pensions and EMU Committees. He is a member of The Hundred Group of Finance Directors. He is a Governor of the National Youth Orchestra.

 

Dafydd’s Gang’s hot spots in particular were Wrexham and Rhyl. Just look at the state of those towns… I was reminded today by a third party that Rhyl was once the domain of Baroness Eirene White, who facilitated Dafydd’s crimes considerably. Eirene has starred on the blog previously, but she’s worth another visit.

Eirene HERE

Here’s a little something from the Cardiff and Vale University Health Board’s website in Jan 2006 that featured David:

Chief Medical Officer Publishes Report into E.coli Outbreak
Friday, 6 January 2006

A report into the South Wales E.coli outbreak has made 22 recommendations to reduce the risk of it happening again.

The review by Wales’ Acting Chief Medical Officer, Dr David Salter, looked at the systems and processes in place before and during the outbreak to ensure any immediate lessons are learned and applied.  It was limited in what it could look into because of the ongoing South Wales Police investigation.

The report makes a number of recommendations to the Food Standards Agency, local authorities, the National Public Health Service for Wales, theWales Centre for Health and the Welsh Assembly Government. 

The report makes eight recommendations for the Food Standards Agency (FSA). It calls on the FSA to review existing food legislation and guidance to local authorities in relation to how often they should inspect premises and whether there is any need for further legislation. It will also need to look at whether the local authority correctly applied this legislation in relation to the premises of John Tudor and Son. 

There are seven recommendations for local authorities, including the need for them to work closely with the FSA to introduce any new measures to improve food hygiene and to look at whether they have enough staff to deal with a food poison or infection outbreak. It also calls on councils to review how they arrange school cleaning, in particular toilets and to ensure pupils have access to soap and hot water.

There are three recommendations for the National Public Health Service (NPHS) and the Outbreak Control team. These include the need for them to consider alternative forms of communicating to the public other than through the media. The NPHS should make greater use of its website so the public can access the latest accurate information on an outbreak. It also calls on the NPHS to ensure that for large outbreaks, a full written report is completed and published as soon as possible to ensure we can continually learn from experience.

Among the three recommendations for the Welsh Assembly Government, the report calls for a Steering Group to be set up to ensure that all the recommendations are taken forward and implemented. It also says the Assembly Government should work to resolve the difficulties of trying to run a review alongside a police investigation.

The report also recommends that the Wales Centre for Health should work closely with the Outbreak Control Team in helping to improve communication with the public during an outbreak.

The Chief Medical Officer, Dr David Salter, said: “The outbreak affected 158 people, mostly children, one of whom sadly died. The South Wales E. coli outbreak was the largest Wales has seen and it was essential that we looked at what happened and learned any lessons as soon as possible. 

“The review team, led by my colleague Dr Mike Simmons, has identified 22 recommendations that will help us learn from this experience and put in place measures to reduce the risk of it happening again.”

Health Minister Dr Brian Gibbons added: “I would like to thank Dr Salterand his team for the speed with which they completed this comprehensive report into the outbreak. It is important that all organisations identified in the report take on board the recommendations and take steps to implement them as soon as possible.

“For the Assembly Government’s part, I accept the recommendation to set up a Steering Group to monitor progress on the report’s recommendations. I will now consider who will need to be part of the group.

“I will also make this report available to Professor Hugh Pennington and his inquiry who will no doubt find it useful.

“I would also like to take this opportunity to thank all members of the Outbreak Control Team for their hard work and dedication in responding to and effectively managing the outbreak.”

Notes

The Terms of Reference for the Review were as follows:

“To review the arrangements in place for the protection of public health and food safety immediately before and during the outbreak of E.coli infection in South Wales commencing September 2005 and to advise the Welsh Assembly Government immediately, as the review progresses, on anychanges it recommends.

The areas to be considered will include:

·         Measures and statutory requirements in place to protect food in the supply chain;

·         Monitoring, inspection and enforcement regimes;

·         Plans, guidance and mechanisms for outbreak control, including mechanisms to trigger action;

·         The manner in which the responsible organisations discharged their statutory obligations;

·         Collaborative working, including communication by and betweenresponsible organisations;

·         Information provided in respect of public health.

The Review will take full account of the report of the Expert Group chaired by Professor Hugh Pennington into the 1996 outbreak in Central Scotland of infection with E.coli. The Review Team will be chaired by the Deputy ChiefMedical Officer, Dr Mike Simmons.”

The Review Group was established on 24 October 2005 and included: 

Dr Mike Simmons, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Welsh Assembly Government (Chair)

Peter Farley, Acting Head, Public Health Protection Division, WelshAssembly Government

Professor Stephen Palmer, Head, Department of Epidemiology, Statistics and Public Health, School of Medicine, Cardiff University

David Seal, Acting Chief Executive, Wales Centre for Health

David Worthington, Deputy Chief Environmental Health Adviser, WelshAssembly Government (Project Manager)

Support Team 

Su Mably (seconded from the Welsh Local Government Association)

Stephen Rooke (formerly Chief Food and Dairies Officer, Scottish Office)

Carole Collins (seconded from the Wales Centre for Health)

The report can be found on the Chief Medical Officer’s website at http://www.cmo.wales.gov.uk/content/publications/reports/e-coli-e.pdf

The South Wales E.coli outbreak

Number of cases 158
Number of deaths 1
Number of children admitted to hospital 28
Number of adults admitted to hospital 5
Number of children transferred for tertiary care 9
Number of schools where exposure to the source resulted in infection 42
David Salter was busy again on 30 March 2006. This appeared on the website of Cardiff and Vale University Health Board:

CMO report focuses on health and well-being at a local level

The second edition of the Chief Medical Officers report from Dr David Salter, Acting Chief Medical Officer for Wales focuses on health and wellbeing at the local authority and local health board level.

The report consists of a series of maps showing how mortality (deaths), morbidity (illness), health-related lifestyles, such as drinking and smoking, and the use of health services vary between the 22 local authority and local health board areas.

The maps show that people in the South Wales valleys, and in particular Merthyr Tydfil and Blaenau Gwent, have some of the poorest health and least healthy lifestyles in Wales, while people in Ceredigion and Monmouthshire tended to have some of the best health and healthiest lifestyles.

A small number of maps show how socio-economic factors, such as employment, education and housing vary between the local authority and local health board areas. These maps suggest that areas with high levels of unemployment and low levels of education also have the poorest health and least healthy lifestyles.

Dr Salter said “Addressing social, economic and environmental circumstances of individuals and communities is central to improving health across Wales. Health Challenge Wales, the national focus and driver for efforts to improve health, is making connections between a broad range of services not only from the health sector but also from the employment sector, schools, colleges, workplaces, local government and the voluntary sector.

The Welsh Assembly Government along with many other organisations and individuals have all been taking up the challenge to do more to help people improve their health and reduce health inequalities. This is a very good start but if we are to change the geography of ill health and unhealthy lifestyles in Wales, we are going to require a sustained commitment to health improvement from even more organisations and individuals – we all need to be part of the challenge.”

Note: The report can be found at:

http://www.cmo.wales.gov.uk/content/communications/reports/index-e.htm

In support of this report, the Wales Centre for Health has produced community profiles for each of the 22 local authority and local health board areas. These will be available shortly at www.wch.wales.nhs.uk

 Penketh!!
Dr Brian Gibbons BrianGibbons2006.JPGwas Welsh Gov’t Health Minister throughout David Salter’s time as CMO.
David Salter’s name also appeared on a pdf listing those who constitute the All Wales Palliative Care Planning Group, along with some old favourites, but I’m not sure of the dates during which this Planning Group existed; David won’t have gone away even now, although I can’t find any trace of him at present.

All Wales Palliative Care Planning Group

The members of the group are:

Chair: Vivienne Sugar, Chair, Welsh Consumer Council

Dr Andy Fowell Chair, All Wales Palliative Care Advisory Group
John Savage Executive Director, Nightingale House Hospice
Dr Richard Hain Senior Lecturer /Paediatric Palliative Care Consultant, UHW
Veronica Snow Lead Professional South West Wales Cancer Network
Dr David Salter Principal Medical Officer, Welsh Assembly Government
Dafydd Wigley Trustee of Hope House Children’s Hospices
Dr Joanne Venables Consultant Paediatrician, Swansea

Secretariat Rebecca Thomas, Senior Policy Officer, Welsh Consumer Council

Rosemary Kennedy, Chief Nursing Officer, WAG, Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3NQ
Rosemary stars of the website of the Queen’s Nursing Institute, being a Fellow of QNI:

Dr Kennedy has held a number of senior NHS positions, and from 1999-2010 was the Chief Nursing Officer for Wales.

During this time she was responsible for the publication of several key nursing strategies for Wales including Free to Lead: Free to Care, which gave ward sisters and charge nurses greater responsibility on their wards and thus raised the standard of care while maintaining the dignity and respect of patients.

Rosemary gained a commission in the Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army Nursing Corps (Territorial Army) in 1984 and held all top level unit posts culminating in the appointment of Commanding Officer of a TA Field Hospital. In 2008 she was appointed by Her Majesty the Queen as Colonel Commandant of Qaranc, the first time that this appointment has been held by a TA Officer. Rosemary received a CBE in 2009.

After stepping down as the CNO Wales in 2010, Rosemary was appointed Chairman of Velindre NHS Trust in January 2011.

I don’t know why, but senior Angels in Wales are very often members of the TA; far more of them are in the TA than would be expected. The dreadful Tina Donnelly is a Col in the TA; Noreen Edwards, Chair of Gwynedd Health Authority during the 1980s when the ring raged, NHS staff did whatever they pleased without questions from anyone and when the Health Authority’s coffers were inexplicably empty, was a Col in the TA; so is the threatening, criminal Major Stephen Gallagher, a senior Angel in Ysbyty Gwynedd A&E, as well as his threatening, criminal colleague, Andrew Parry (see ‘Two Dangerous, Dishonest Nurses’). There are many more…

I presume that so many of the Angels at the very top of the NHS in Wales holding senior rank in the TA is having an effect. Are Angels in the TA being promoted disproportionally in Wales??

From the website of NHS Wales, 11 Dec 2014:

Chair’s Tenure Extended until 2019

Professor Rosemary Kennedy has been asked to sit as Chair of Velindre NHS Trust for another 4-year term.
Rosemary Kennedy - ChairInitially appointed as chair in 2011, Rosemary has accepted the request of Minister for Health and Social Services Mark Drakeford to extend her chairmanship until 2019 and is looking forward to helping the Trust continue meeting its aim of ‘Delivering Quality, Care and Excellence’.
 
Rosemary said: “I’m both delighted and proud to have been asked to extend my tenure as Chair of the Trust.
“A great deal has been achieved across the Trust over the past four years, including both specific and visible improvements as well as the groundwork to deliver benefits for the people we serve in future years.
“These are exciting times for the Trust and in I look forward to working with our staff, partner organisations, and other stakeholders over the next four years to further develop the high quality care and services we provide to the great benefit of our patients and donors.”
 
After holding several senior posts in the NHS, including General Manager and Director of Nursing, Rosemary was appointed Chief Nursing Officer for Wales in 1999
The National Assembly for Wales came into being on 6 May 1999. Alun Michael was First Secretary (FM) and Sister Hutt Jane Hutt AM (28136581466).jpgwas appointed Minister for Health/Social Services. Ioan Bowen Rees, the former CEO of Gwynedd County Council who had advised on the creation of the Assembly didn’t live to see his glorious creation, dying on DATE May 1999. Gwynne and Dafydd’s mate Sir William Mars-Jones, who did so much to keep Ioan et al out of prison, died on DATE 1999. Barry Shingles, Keith Thomson and Martin’s colleague in the NW Wales NHS Trust ‘committed suicide’ in 1999. Barry was another nasty, criminal senior NHS manager in Gwynedd, who like Keith and Martin went back to the 1980s with the Gang. Barry was always considered to be a dead cert for CEO of the NW Wales NHS Trust but in the event of Barry’s death, Keith bagged the Top Job.
It all kicked off months before the Waterhouse Report was published in Feb 2000. The genocide in north Wales was truly impressive. Empowered Service Users, many of whom were witnesses to the North Wales Child Abuse Scandal, were dropping like lemmings.
and was responsible for the publication of several key nursing strategies for Wales including ‘Free to Lead: Free to Care’.
In addition Rosemary gained a commission in the Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army Nursing Corps (Territorial Army) in 1984 and held all top level unit posts, culminating in the appointment of Commanding Officer of a TA Field Hospital.
In 2008 she was appointed by Her Majesty the Queen as Colonel Commandant of Qaranc, the first time that this appointment has been held by a TA Officer.  Rosemary received the CBE in the Birthday Honours in 2009 and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Glamorgan in the same year.
After stepping down as the CNO in September 2010, Rosemary was appointed Chairman of Velindre NHS Trust in January 2011. She was subsequently made an Honorary Visiting Professor for Cardiff University in 2012.
 
Mike Shanahan, Director of Older People and Long Term Care Policy, WAG, Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3NQ
John Hill-Tout, Joint Director Performance and Operations Directorate, WAG, Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3NQ
Chris Tudor-Smith, Head of Health Promotion Division, WAG, Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3NQ
DR S Watkins, Senior Medical Officer, WAG, Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3NQ
In 2015 Sarah Watkins M.B.B.Ch. F.R.C.Psych was Head of Mental Health & Vulnerable Groups Policy Division.
DR DL Phillips, Senior Medical Officer, WAG, Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3NQ
Stuart Marples, Joint Director Performance and Operations Directorate, WAG, Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3NQ
Mr P Clarke, Children’s Commissioner in Wales, WAG, Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3NQ Welsh
Peter Clarke – the first Children’s Commissioner for Wales (the creation of the office in 2001 was one of the recommendations of the Waterhouse Report). Clarke was a fully paid up Gang member. He grew up in Llandudno a la Gwynne. Clarke’s early years in social care were spent in the Stamford House Remand Home, Shepherd’s Bush, which even back then in the 1960s had such a severe problem with the sexual abuse of boys by the staff that it was discussed in a Commons debate and recorded in Hansard. Before working in social care, Peter Clarke undertook military training at Sandhurst, from which he moved on to social work in London and Brighton, studying philosophy (BA & MA) at Sussex University.
In 1985 Clarke became community care advisor for the Spastics Society, now known as Scope. Tim Yeo, who later became a Tory MP who had responsibilities re children in care when paedophile rings were operating in so many parts of the UK, including in Wales, Leicestershire, the North East, Lambeth, Islington, Camden etc, served as Chief Exec of Scope, DATES. The Gang’s friend David Hanson MP worked for Scope, DATES. Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor, the 6th Duke of Westminster was a Patron of Scope, DATES.
From 1991 Peter Clarke was a Director of the National Schizophrenia Fellowship and from 1995 a Director of Childline Cymru  – and worked for many voluntary organisations.
Peter Clarke held the post of Children’s Commissioner of Wales from 2001 until his death at age 58 from cancer, on 21 Jan 2007. By which time the Top Docs had decided that Merfyn’s wife was going to die, even though they were Ah, wonderful. Peter Clarke was obviously a risk that the Gang could take.
John Allen owned brothels in London and Brighton to which kids from children’s homes in north Wales were trafficked.
After his Sad Death, Gwynne and Dafydd’s mate Peter received Tributes from the usual sources:
Last Updated: Monday, 22 January 2007, 07:08 GMT

Tributes to children’s ‘champion’
Peter Clarke
His last report said ill-health had held back many of his plans

Tributes are being paid to the first Children’s Commissioner for Wales, Peter Clarke, who has died, aged 58.Mr Clarke paved the way as the first UK children’s commissioner when he was appointed in March 2001.

First Minister Rhodri Morgan described Mr Clarke as a champion for children who fulfilled his duties with passion, dedication and commitment.

Welsh Secretary Peter Hain said Peter Clarke was “never afraid to stand up and be counted” in his children’s role.

Mr Clarke was appointed Wales’ children’s commissioner on St David’s Day in 2001 partly in response to the Waterhouse inquiry into abuse in children’s home in north Wales.

During his years in office he spoke out on issues ranging from bullying, to smacking, to the welfare of children in care.

Remembrance board

However, Mr Clarke is probably best known for his controversial decision to hold an inquiry into the serial sexual abuse carried out by former drama teacher John Owen on children at a school in Pontypridd .

In a statement, his office said Mr Clarke passed away with his wife Jenny and two sons at his side.

Acting commissioner Maria Battle said: “It will be no surprise to know that, up until the end, his thoughts were of the children and young people of Wales.”

An online “remembrance board” is planned by the commissioner’s office.

Ms Battle said Mr Clarke had worked “tirelessly to improve the lives of our children and young people”.

“We all took strength from the tremendous courage that Peter showed in the face of his illness and from his continued determination to speak up for Wales’ children and young people.

“He has inspired his staff to take his vision forward.”

Peter Clarke

Peter Clarke became Wales’ children’s commissioner in 2001

First Minister Rhodri Morgan said Mr Clarke had “blazed a trail for others to follow”.

He said: “He made an enormous contribution to the lives of children and young people in Wales in the past six years and many thousands have benefited, and will benefit in the future, from his work.”

Peter Hain said: “It is a credit to Peter’s commitment and success that England, Scotland and Northern Ireland have all followed the Welsh lead to establish similar children’s commissioner roles.”

Children’s Minister Jane Hutt appointed Mr Clarke to the commissioner’s post and said he became a “a significant and authoritative voice” for children and young people.

‘Fearless’

Education, Lifelong and Skills Minister Jane Davidson said Mr Clarke “will be an extremely hard act to follow”.

She said: “I particularly pay tribute to him for his determination in ensuring that children’s voices are heard loudly and clearly by policy makers and that all those of us who hold positions of authority should do all we can to improve services to children, particularly the most vulnerable.”

Tributes have also come from opposition parties

Plaid Cymru described Mr Clarke as “a fearless champion of children’s rights” who “made a great success of his post”.

“He was ready to challenge all the old assumptions and made sure children’s voices were heard even when that made difficult hearing for those in power.”

For the Liberal Democrats, Peter Black AM said Mr Clarke “was a persistent fighter whose campaigns on behalf of young people have helped to set the agenda in Wales for many years to come”.

Welsh Conservatives’ health and social services spokesman Jonathan Morgan AM said Mr Clarke “will be a hard act to follow”.

“His focus on social care, mental health issues and advocacy gave the assembly the expert and independent viewpoint which we needed,” he said.

England’s children’s commissioner Sir Albert Aynsley-Green also paid tribute to Mr Clarke, saying how he had offered him guidance and support and it was a “privilege to have had the opportunity to work with him”.

 

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Let me know where the Children’s Pioneering Champion is buried Lord Hain and I’ll go and dance on his grave. You can be Shocked and Disgusted, you’ll enjoy that.
One of the senior social workers in the Office of the Children’s Commissioner for Wales was the daughter of a long-serving Angel at Denbigh who went under the nickname of Davey Crockett. See previous posts. The family were friends with Dafydd… This social worker fell out with her senior manager and was sacked after she raised concerns re bullying in the Office of the Children’s Commissioner. She appeared in the media and I met up with her, not knowing that she was Davey Crockett’s daughter, although she did tell me when we met. She demonstrated that she had been unlawfully dismissed and I did believe her allegations about workplace bullying in the Children’s Commissioner’s Office. I urged her to raise the matter with the Welsh Gov’t, but she refused. I was later told that she knew who I was when she met me and that everything that we discussed was relayed back to the Gang and used for further deals…
I have no regrets meeting her and she did demonstrate, in Court, that she was treated unfairly. But once more, no-one involved conducted themselves properly. There was just a load of people tapping other people for info about me and using that to line their own pockets.
That was some 10 years ago. Look at what is going on…
Jane Ashwell, WAG, Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3NQ
Paul Langmaid, WAG, Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3NQ
Carwen Wynne-Howells, WAG, Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3NQ
Carwen is a retired pharmacist who was a Civil Service mandarin in the Welsh Office who was networked into Lucille Hughes et al Dr Dafydd Alun Jonesvia Soroptimist International. Carwen is a very good friend of a retired Lady Doctor who was also a Civil Service mandarin. Carwen was a Director of WEN (Women’s Equality Network) and is one of Sister Hutt’s lackeys. Carwen openly boasted of the international jollies that came with her Wimmin’s activism eg. China – the Beijing Declaration thingy – African states etc.
I was for a time a Director of WEN myself and apart from Sister Hutt’s micromanaging of that charidee, I noticed the usual phenomenon in Wales: that nothing could be achieved and everyone’s hands were tied lest Sister Hutt threw a wobbler. Some excellent people just gave up and left WEN. When I became a Director, another Director had just been appointed who was really impressive, she had worked on gender matters at an international level, including in New York and Japan. She gave up and left, saying ‘I was waiting to be asked but no-one did…’ Another Director was Polish and had to tolerate Sister Hutt and the crew berating her for WEN ‘not having sufficient ethnic minorities’ on the Board, Sister Hutt not understanding that the woman to whom her officials were so rude WAS an ethnic minority but an invisible one. Another Director who worked very, very hard for WEN – and was a substantial factor in WEN surviving a difficult time of what seemed to be deliberate sabotage on the part of a disastrous CEO – appeared in the media after I began this blog representing the Women’s Equality Party. She mentioned that she had been discriminated against while on maternity leave by a ‘women’s organisation’ in south Wales. I note that the name of the women’s organisation wasn’t given; I know why, it was because Sarah was still working in the sector and was also hoping to become an MP and had she DARED dish the dirt on how some of the Wimmin’s Champs are conducting themselves, Dr Dafydd Alun Jonesthat would have been Sarah finished.
Hugh Bennett, WAG, Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3NQ
Dr. Owen Crawley, WAG, Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3NQ
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Sarah Watkins Sarah Watkins, WAG, Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3NQ
David Phillips, WAG, Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3NQ
Mike Simmons, WAG, Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3NQ
Mike Mitchell, WAG, Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3NQ
Huw Jenkins, WAG, Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3NQ
Jennifer Frost, WAG, Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3NQ
Gladys Tinker, WAG, Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3NQ
Patrick Coyle, WAG, Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3NQ

Jeremy Savage, WAG, Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3NQ

Ceri Breeze, WAG, Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3NQ
Dr Jane Ludlow, WAG, Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3NQ

Emma Morgan, WAG, Temple of Peace, Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3NQ

Robin Mann, WAG, Temple of Peace, Cathays Park, Cardiff National Public Health Service

Cerilan Rogers, NPHS, Temple of Peace, Cathays Park, Cardiff National Public Health Service

Stephen Rogers, WAG, Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3NQ

Chairs of Community Health Councils:
H Hoare, Chair, Brecknock and Radnor CHC, 2nd Floor Offices, 2 The Struet, Brecon, , LL3 7LH.
Collin Thomson, Chair Bridgened County Borough CHC, Suite B, Brittanic House, Llandarcy, Neath, SA10 6JQ

Gwyneth Briwnant Jones, Chair, Cardiff CHC, The Ground Floor, Park House, Greyfriars Road, Cardiff, CF10 3AF

Sian E Thomas, Chair Carmarthen/Dinefwr CHC, 103 Lammas Street, Carmarthen, SA31 3AP

Jack Evershed, Chair Ceredigion CHC, 8 Portland Road, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 2NL
Eileen Prestidge, Chair Clwyd CHC, Cartrefle, Ffordd Cefn, Wrexham, LL13 9NH Clwyd
John Maclennan, Acting Chair Conwy East CHC, 4 Trinity Square, Llandudno, Conwy, LL30 2PY Conwy

David Owen, Chair Conwy West CHC, 4 Trinity Square, Llandudno, Conwy, LL30 2PY

Cemlyn Williams, Chair Gogledd Gwynedd CHC, Llwyn Lon Roslyn, Abersoch, Pwllheli, Gwynedd, LL53 7BE

Cllr D T Davies, Chair Gwent CHC, Mamhilad House, Mamhilad Park Estate, Pontypool, Gwent, NP4 0XH

Kath Charles, Chair Llanelli/Dinefwr CHC, 103 Lammas Street, Carmarthen, SA31 3AP

Cllr Morfydd Lloyd, Chair Meirionydd CHC, Beechwood House, Dolgellau, Gwynedd, LL40 1BR

Wendy Gane, Chair Merthyr Cynon Valley CHC, 3rd Floor, the Hollies Health Centre, Swan Street, Merthyr Tydfil, CF47 6ET

Paul Harries, Chair Montgomery CHC, Ladywell House, Newtoen, Powys, SY16 1JB

Doreen Jones, Chair Neath Port Talbot CHC, Suite B, Brittanic House, Llandarcy, Neath, SA10 6JQ

Barrie Woolmer, Suite 2 Cedar Court, Haven’s Head, Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire, SA73 3LS Pembrokeshire CHC Chair

Edward Hancock, Chair Pontypridd/Rhondda CHC, Unit 10 Maritime Offices, Woodland Toe, Pontypridd, Rhondda Cynon Taff, CF37 1DZ

C Hinton, Chair Swansea CHC, Suite B, Brittanic House, Llandarcy, Neath, SA10 6JQ

Tommy Morgan, Director, The Board CHC’s in Wales, Highbury, Dinas Terrace, Aberystwyth, SY23 1BT

Jenny Hughes
2 Stanwell Road, Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan, CF64 2AA Vale of Glamorgan CHC Chair

Richard Owen, Chair Ynys Mon CHC, 8a High Street, Llangefni, Anglesey, LL77 7LT

Chairs of NHS Trusts:
Win Griffiths, Chair Bro Morgannwg NHS Trust, Trust Headquarters, 71 Quarella Road, Bridgend, CF31 1YE
Win has featured on the blog before, he was a mate of Rhodri the Ale Twat; Win was, with Rhodri, a member of the Windbag’s Shadow team. Win, Rhodri the Ale Twat and Ron ‘I was looking for badgers’ Davies, seemed to be big mates and their fuckwitted adventures are discussed in Rhodri the Ale Twat’s autobiography. See ‘It Wasn’t On Our Radar’ and ‘Cottaging At Castle Gate’.P*werSport hosts MP visit

 The image above of Win making an idiot of himself appeared on the website www.exerciseprofessionals.net in 2003. The accompanying text read:

Griffiths, Labour MP for Bridgend, when he visited its Head Office and manufacturing plant on 7 November.Griffiths’ visit was prompted by the Welsh Assembly initiative for Sports and Active Recreation in Wales, which outlines the government’s drive to promote fitness and sports activity for people of all ages and abilities throughout Wales.

P*werSport has been in Bridgend for over 30 years and employs more than 100 people locally.

[Picture shows Julian Rowe, P*werSport FD; Steve Diffey, P*werSport Operations Director; Win Griffiths MP; Paul Slevin, P*werSport MD and Andrew Stevenson, P*werSport Sales and Marketing Director]

When I clicked on the website just now to retrieve the image and text, I noticed that on the same webpage there was an advert for the current edition of HCM (Health Care Management) magazine, with a pic of Paralympian Tanni Grey-Thompson on the cover. Tanni is of course a Famous Welsh Woman Of Achievement Who Has Overcome and although Tanni has overcome, like all other Disability Campaigners who have received gongs, peerages, media coverage etc, Tanni has never spoken out about the shite ‘care’ that so many disabled people endure, the institutionalised discrimination against them in the NHS and the collusion of Win et al with serious crimes against disabled people on the part of the state. If Tanni were prone to doing that, the Welsh Gov’t wouldn’t be as fond of her as they are, she wouldn’t be a Role Model and she certainly wouldn’t have that peerage.

Win Griffiths
Member of Parliament
for Bridgend
In office
11 June 1987 – 11 April 2005
Preceded by Peter Hubbard-Miles
Succeeded by Madeleine Moon
Member of the European Parliament
for South Wales
In office
10 June 1979 – 15 June 1989
Preceded by Constituency Created
Succeeded by Wayne David
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Wales
In office
May 1997 [1] – 29 July 1998
Alongside Peter Hain
Preceded by Gwilym Jones & Jonathan Evans [2]
Succeeded by Jon Owen Jones
Personal details
Born 11 February 1943 (age 76)
Nationality British
Political party Labour

Winston James Griffiths, OBE (born 11 February 1943), aka Win Griffiths, is a former teacher and politician, who served as a Labour MEP for South Wales, 1979-89 and as Labour MP for Bridgend from 1987–2005. Bridgend was part of Sir Ray Powell’s domain, Ray being an MP who was a leading light in the south Wales Mafia and who’s daughter Janice Gregory, who served as an AM for many years, joined the family business. See eg. ‘More Hollywood Gossip’.

Win held a number of front bench roles in Opposition and was appointed a junior Minister in the Welsh Office by Miranda in May 1997, but left Gov’t after the July 1998 reshuffle. Win served as a junior Minister under Secretary of State Ron ‘I was looking for badgers’ Davies, Ron famously resigning as Welsh Secretary on 27 Oct 1998, after the first publicised faux pas ie. Ron’s Moment Of Madness on Clapham Common with a male sex worker called Boogie who somehow managed to relieve Ron of his clothes, wallet, money and car keys without Boogie being charged with any offence. Or that was one version of the story, there were others doings the rounds, but the elements remained constant…

After the Boogie business became public, although most politicians had Never Suspected A Thing, a few brave voices reminded the world that not only was Ron a total shitbag who treated women appallingly, but Ron had been frequenting male massage parlours for years and was known to have been cottaging at well-known spots, including at Castle Gate, a tourist spot in central Cardiff; Ron couldn’t have found a more public place in which to go cottaging. See eg. ‘Cottaging At Castle Gate’.

Ron’s resignation as Welsh Secretary was accompanied by a Commons statement about his cruel old dad who would thrash him to sleep with his belt.

One of Ron’s Ministers who served alongside Win was Lord C.

I don’t know whether C was one of those who Didn’t Know About Ron, but as a Welsh Office Minister during 1997-98, C might like to explain why the genocide of Empowered Service Users was allowed to escalate in north Wales and was undertaken with particular relish once the Waterhouse Inquiry opened in Jan 1997. Presumably Lord Hain can read a dataset relating to the deaths, as a result of suicide or other reasons, pertaining to one region of Wales. Then there are the documents that were forged by state employees C…

After the Moment Of Madness, Ron was involved in a few more scrapes, including his trip to the West Country to look for badgers. Ron subsequently Opened His Heart and Revealed that he was receiving Psychiatric Help for a Condition that caused Ron to Compulsively Take Risks. I never managed to find out which Psychiatrist diagnosed and treated Ron for his Compulsive Risk Taking, but in view of the condition from which Ron suffers, surely there can only be one likely candidate…Dr Dafydd Alun Jones

Dafydd was undertaking much work in south Wales at the time, having become a laughing stock on his home turf. It was in south Wales during the later half of the 1990s that Dafydd gave Expert Evidence at a south Wales Court on behalf of a solicitor who had raped someone. Dafydd proffered his Expert Opinion that the rapist was suffering from PTSD and had behaved out of character. The rapist avoided prison as a result of Dafydd’s Expert Evidence. Dafydd emerged from the Court, headed in the direction of the waiting TV cameras and explained that he was delighted to have been Able To Help or ‘someone would be in prissson who should not be in prissson’.

Just as F and I exploded into laughter watching this and made comments about someone who should be in prison but was instead giving Expert Evidence in that Court, the TV news report filmed the PTSD-ridden rapist smacking another journo, trying to smash his camera and then leaving the scene as a pillion passenger on someone else’s motorbike without a helmet. It was then revealed that the solicitor with PTSD had a long string of previous convictions for violent offences. No questions were asked of Dafydd’s Expertise.

Being a teacher, Win Griffiths knew much about John Owen, the paedophile teacher who worked at Ysgol Gyfun Rhydfelen, a Welsh-medium school in Pontypridd popular with middle class Welsh language enthusiasts in south Wales. Owen was a drama teacher who also played a major role in youth festivals, Eisteddfodau etc and wrote for Welsh medium children’s/teens TV, including the series ‘Pam Fi Duw?’ (Why me God?’). There were complaints of indecent behaviour on the part of Owen towards young people, including his pupils, stretching back years, from many people. Ysgol Gyfun Rhydfelen, Mid-Glamorgan County Council, the WJEC exam board and other organisations concealed the matter throughout the 1980s and 90s. Owen was eventually charged with a series of sexual assaults on pupils; he was found dead in a caravan in Porthcawl in Oct 2001, days before he was due to stand trial. ‘Suicide’. It might have been, but after his death, it became clear that John was not just a very well-connected man, but he was almost certainly part of a big ring with some well-known influential people as members.

Up until Owen’s death, the response in the face of complaints of all of those who had worked and socialised with him was one of How Very Dare You. His funeral was attended by some very high profile people, including Menna Richards CHECK Sp – jobs. After the funeral, more and more people came forward and maintained that they had either complained about Owen and been ignored or that yes, they knew that there was cause for concern. Including his girlfriend and many of the previous How Very Dare You contingent.

I’m not suggesting that Owen’s friends should have abandoned him or refused to attend his funeral. My point is that everyone who had heaped abuse upon the heads of anyone who dared complain or raise concerns should not have made life so difficult for those who spoke up about Owen when they knew that he was as guilty as they come…

It was of course Gwynne and Dafydd’s mate Peter Clarke, the Children’s Commissioner for Wales, who was charged with Chairing the Inquiry into John Owen’s activities:

BBC News, 18 September, 2002:

Teacher abuse inquiry resumes

Schoolyard

Eight former pupils have made harrowing claims

An inquiry into the case of a former teacher accused of abusing pupils in his care has been reopened by the Children’s Commissioner for Wales. John Owen, who taught drama at Ysgol Gyfun Rhydfelen, Pontypridd, killed himself shortly after the claims were made. But the commissioner Peter Clarke adjourned the Clwych inquiry in April after new allegations were made against five other people.

John Owen

John Owen killed himself last October

No persons, though, have been charged and on Wednesday Mr Clarke resumed his examination of the issues involved in the claims made. The hearing reconvened with the evidence of a former pupil who said he had been abused by Mr Owen at the teacher’s Rhondda home. He also claimed he was made to dance naked with a friend in front of adults during an A-level practical exam.

The inquiry opened by looking at allegations that pupils were sexually abused at Ysgol Gyfun Rhydfelen over a number of years. Last year, four of Owen’s former pupils came forward with abuse allegations dating back to the 1970s. He was charged with five counts of indecency with boys between 1974 and 1991. The resumed inquiry has been told the Crown Prosecution Service had refused to give its reasoning to the commissioner for beginning criminal proceedings against Mr Owen.

Peter Clarke, Children's Commissioner for Wales

Peter Clarke wanted to probe claims’ handling

Mr Clarke told the hearing he would again be asking the CPS for its reasons behind the decision. The commissioner’s role is to ensure the safety of children in schools, clubs and health care.Dr Dafydd Alun Jones

Earlier this year, a teacher suspended from her job at a south Wales school was allowed to return to work, following allegations connected to Mr Owen’s case. The Crown Prosecution Service decided not to press charges against Theda Williams

Theda was John Owen’s girlfriend who was ready with the How Very Dare You after complaints

and four other people following a police investigation. Miss Williams, who teaches at Ysgol Gyfun Rhydfelen, was suspended from work two months ago when the allegations came to light in the inquiry. Mr Owen – a former drama teacher and acclaimed television writer of the Welsh-language youth drama Pam Fi Duw? – killed himself last October while awaiting trial on charges of sexually abusing pupils. He was found dead in a caravan at Trecco Bay, Porthcawl, on the south Wales coast.

Ysgol Gyfun Rhydfelen:

Owen taught drama at Ysgol Gyfun Rhydfelen

Before the inquiry was adjourned, allegations that Mr Owen abused a female pupil at the school were heard for the first time. Earlier this year, the inquiry at the University of Glamorgan in Treforest near Pontypridd was due to hear evidence from seven of Owen’s alleged victims – five men and two women. A representative from a teaching union was present at the inquiry on Monday to represent a person “who might be concerned with the inquiry”. But the counsel for the inquiry, Nicholas Cooke QC, said the new police investigation did not point to the existence of a paedophile ring at Ysgol Gyfun Rhydfelen where Mr Owen taught drama from 1977 to 1991. The inquiry into Mr Owen, from Tylorstown in the Rhondda, is the first to be held by Mr Clarke, since his appointment in spring 2001.

It follows the Waterhouse report into widespread abuse at children’s homes in north Wales. An inquest at Pontypridd in December heard how Owen killed himself with an overdose of morphine. The coroner said he was satisfied it was the abuse allegations which led him to commit suicide.

After Clarke’s Inquiry, John Nettleton (BBC News, 1 July 2004) told the story a la Blue Peter in 1974:

Drama teacher’s convincing act

John Owen

Some ex-pupils said they regarded Owen as ‘untouchable’

Inspirational teacher, friend, nationalist and abuser. Pupils and contemporaries talk about the drama teacher John Owen, 49, who committed suicide after sexually abusing pupils.

Charged with five counts of indecent assault, Owen was found dead in a caravan at Trecco Bay, Porthcawl, before he was due in court in October 2001.

A drama teacher at Ysgol Gyfun Rhydfelen in Pontypridd, for 17 years, Owen was viewed by many as a talented teacher who had a fantastic rapport with children.

But people who were closer to him say he deceived them for years and showed different sides of his character to different people. One of his pupils during the 80s – who did not want to be named – spoke of the duality of the situation.

“On one hand he was extremely talented and very clever but all this was cancelled out by the abuse,” she said.

He passed on worthwhile qualities and skills but these were all negated by the terrifying abuse which some people suffered
Former drama pupil

“He would run summer courses in the school so maybe 90% of the children would be having positive experiences while 10% of the students would be going through hell.”“Everything he did was on his own terms – but these terms could be a lot of fun of course. However it was awful being on the receiving end. Once when I was around 12 or 13-years-old he quarrelled with me and didn’t talk to me for months.

“He passed on worthwhile qualities and skills but these were all negated by the terrifying abuse which some people suffered.

“He was quite shy and introverted and didn’t like to go out in public. If there was a drama he wanted to see, he wouldn’t go locally to the Sherman Theatre in Cardiff – he’d travel all the way to Milford Haven to the Torch Theatre so that he wouldn’t have to see anybody.”

She said Mr Owen was a fervent nationalist who felt individuals should stand and justify their commitments whether political or emotional.

“He inspired me to stand my ground and even today his mantra ‘Here I stand, I can do no more. God help me’ often rings in my head.”

John Owen walking into court

Owen killed himself a day before he was to stand trial

“The ironic thing was that John Owen did not stand and be counted when it really mattered – at the end.”

Owen was from the archetypal valleys village of Blaenllechau near Ferndale in the Rhondda. He did well at school and went on to train as a teacher and worked at Ysgol Gyfun Rhydfelen in Pontypridd, between 1974 and 1991. He was himself a pupil at the school in the 60s.

A pupil during the 1960s – at the same time as Mr Owen – remembers him being bullied and then of becoming a bully himself.

“We travelled on the same bus to school and I knew him from the age of three. He didn’t care if he hurt people by shouting names – he just wanted to sound as if he was clever.

“He was quite big in stature. His parents kept a fish and chip shop – so I don’t know if his size was a problem,” she said.

“He was seen as a model pupil by the teachers, but I knew differently.” The school was one of the first Welsh medium comprehensive to open in the early 1960s and was seen as a landmark school as it was a Welsh language foothold in the traditionally-English speaking valleys.

Ysgol Gyfun Rhydfelen

Owen had himself been a pupil at Ysgol Gyfun Rhydfelen

It was very successful and pupils came from all over the south Wales Valleys – from Port Talbot, Neath, Bridgend and Cardiff.

According to some of his ex-pupils, Owen was instrumental in continuing with the cultural ethos of the school and children would be encouraged to perform in dramas and take part in workshops.

Some thought he was almost “untouchable” because of his commitment to the language during this period.

However he resigned from Ysgol Gyfun Rhydfelen in 1991 following allegations about his unorthodox teaching methods and conduct.

From there he went on to become a successful television script writer, creating the popular Welsh language youth drama Pam Fi Duw? (Why Me God?) .

Once more he was heavily involved with young people and personally attended auditions for the series and hand picked many young actors.

His influence finally came to an end when he booked himself a caravan in Porthcawl’s Trecco Bay resort and took a fatal mixture of morphine and whiskey.

See post ‘Yet More Inglorious Bastards’ for details of the John Owen events.

Huw Bunford of the Super Furry Animals was Head of Art at Ysgol Gyfun Rhydfelen. Gruff Rhys, Mr Famous of Super Furries, is the son of Ioan Bowen Rees, CEO of Gwynedd County Council throughout Peak Paedophilia. Many of the network of that generation of Welsh rockers who hit superstardom in the years running up to and during the Waterhouse Inquiry were the children or friends of Gang members and associates. Well, Dafydd procured sex workers, including children, for the Bigs of the entertainment industry in the 1960s and 70s. By the time that the police investigations began, Gwynne and Dafydd’s early customers were multimillionaires who ran the industry. See eg. ‘The International Language Of Screaming’.

Ioan died on 4 May 1999, two days before the first intake of AMs took their seats in the National Assembly on which Ioan had advised during its establishment. Sir William Mars-Jones, the Denbighshire-born High Court judge and big wig in the security services who did all he could to ensure that Gwynne, Dafydd et al did whatever they wanted died on 10 Jan 1999.

Before he was elected as the Labour MP for Caerphilly on 9 June 1983, Ron who looked for badgers worked as an adviser to Mid-Glamorgan Education Authority; he was in that post when Mid-Glamorgan Education Authority politely ignored complaints of John Owen’s conduct towards his pupils. Rhodri the Ale Twat’s mum was a teacher who had worked for the WJEC.

The Ghost Of South Wales Molesters Past:

Some of the guests who appeared on ‘This Is Your Life’ who were Close To George and sung his praises when The Big Red Book was opened in George’s direction: The guests all spoke about George’s charidee work and his fondness for children. There were a small number of kids who also appeared on the show, to whom it explained, George was a sort of uncle by proxy…

George starred on ‘This Is Your Life’ in DATE when the Gang needed PR because I was busy once more…

I have mentioned ‘This Is Your Life’ in previous posts; a number of celebs close to the Gang starred just when the Gang needed the PR most. The guest who convinced me that the Gang definitely had influence re ‘This Is Your Life’ was Tony Jones aka Anthony Stewart Gervais Jones, who was ‘surprised’ by Aspel in Dec 1992, the show being broadcast in Jan 1993. Tony Jones was the most unlikely star for ‘This Is Your Life’. He was a marine geologist from Bangor University, a mate of the Gang and constantly the centre of suspicions that his Ollie Reedesque conduct was a cover for his gay interest in male students. Jones was a South African who was Racist And Proud Of It and conducted vindictive campaigns against students with whom he had a problem, on one occasion having some bent policeman with whom he was friends wrongfully arrest a student and keep him in the cells overnight for a laugh.

When Tony Jones appeared on ‘This Is Your Life’, the guests were nearly all male – Tony didn’t really know any women apart from his sister – a selection were RAF staff from Valley, students from Bangor and a stream of people who testified that Tony had saved their lives that day when they were caught out by the weather in Snowdonia (Tony Jones was in the Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Team). Tony Jones was such a peculiar choice for ‘This Is Your Life’ – he had a lot of enemies in every sphere of life in which he was active as well, Tony Jones was not popular and there were a lot of concerns about his conduct – that a rat was very obviously smelling. So who was able to pull strings behind the scenes and provide the Gang with PR when they needed it? The ‘This Is Your Life’ episode starring Tony Jones was made by Granada.

Granada, Dec 1992. If anyone knows who was responsible, do let me know. The North Wales Police investigation into a possible VIP paedophile ring in north Wales/Cheshire had just ended with ‘no evidence’ of any such thing found… There were more than one hundred complaints made of abuse of kids in care during the investigation and the CPS sent a file to the DPP, but no prosecution was launched. Until the CPS launched one against F and I in Spring 1993 on the basis of the perjury of Gwynedd social worker Jackie Brandt.

One of the CPS solicitors at the time was Hilary Morgan, the wife of the then Bishop of Bangor, Barry Morgan. Barry Morgan, years later, Chaired a Shelter Cymru Committee, on which one of the members was Meri Huws who in the 1980s was a Gwynedd social worker who’s patch included the Ty’r Felin children’s home in Bangor, from where so many complaints of abuse emanated…

In Dec 1992, F’s baby was hijacked by the Gang and placed with a family containing two known child abusers. Good work C!

George Thomas died on 22 Sept 1997, just as Ronnie was drawing that part of the Inquiry that consisted of Taking Oral Evidence From Witnesses and Calling Them Lying Criminal Drug Addicts to an end. Some three weeks before George died, there was a car crash in Paris.

Ron Davies rode on after Opening His Heart about the Compulsive Risk Taking, although he left the Labour Party to join a peculiar party called Forward Wales that was substantially formed of Ron and John Marek, a peculiar MP who represented Wrexham and at one point formed a party consisting only of himself. John Marek is discussed in previous posts. Ron then stood as an Independent and then joined Plaid, where he remains. Ron serves as a Councillor for Caerphilly. See eg. ‘The Cradle Of Filth’ for more details re Ron.

For a number of years now, Caerphilly Borough Council has been dogged by a corruption scandal involving a small number of Council officers who were caught bang to rights, refused to go away, the writs began flying and the whole saga has cost an enormous amount of money. The general public are mystified as to why such a seemingly clear cut matter involving serious corruption on the part of named Council officials could not be resolved by sacking a few people, even if no-one dared prosecute them. Instead many lawyers have been happy to entertain the fuckwittery at a cost to the Council of millions. See previous posts.

Ron Davies was married to Christina Rees, until she divorced him after the Moment Of Madness. Until Madness overcame Ron, they’d been married for years. Christina was elected as the Labour MP for Neath in 2015, succeeding C, who stood down from the Commons when he bagged his peerage. Christina’s wiki is rather brief and explains that she was Head Girl at school, liked sports and is a vegan. Christina is also a barrister who was for years married to one of Caerphilly’s greatest and most notorious entertainers Tommycooper.jpgbut she’s far too modest to admit that.

Older readers will remember Tommy Cooper’s slapstick on-stage death which the audience initially believed was part of the act. Sadly it wasn’t. I remember much about Tommy Cooper, including that he was a ferocious wife-beater and womaniser, but I’ve only just noticed that he died in April 1984, just weeks after I complained about Gwynne and either a few days before or after the C&A Hospital in Bangor gave me an unnecessary blood transfusion and with blood that they knew was infected as well. I knew at the time that I had been lied to about much that happened during my brief stay in the C&A, but it was only after I began this blog that I received info telling me that it was far worse than I suspected… See previous posts.

In 1984 George Thomas was hospitalised with an STD. Terrified that all would become public, Thomas summoned Leo Abse to the hospital (I don’t know which one it was) and Abse wrote a Press Release Of Lies to be delivered to the journos. See ‘It Wasn’t On Our Radar’. The Ah the Doctors they were wonderful – as well as the rest of the NHS – knew about the cover-up and capitalised on it as much as poss. I’ve been told that Gwynne, Wood, Francis et al in north Wales were among those who made full use of George’s predicament. AS DID THE TORIES!!!!

Come on C, tell us what’s been going on.

Labour Party! Next time that the young adult offspring of Tories in England close to THATCHER’S CABINET MINISTERS have the dirt on those SAME TORIES who attacked the grandfather of one of them because he did battle with the biggest crook in the Tory Party, instead of destroying their careers and trying to lobotomise one of them because she refused to have sex with Gwynne and Dafydd, why not be nice to them?? It might have worked wonders, instead of

In the summer of 1985, Michael Grade joined forces with Samuel Brittan against my best friend from school because she refused to work a fiddle for Sam as discussed in previous posts. My friend and her husband didn’t take the hint – we laughed at Grade’s letter, not realising that we were bugged – and just as I was forced out of my job at St George’s in Dec 1990-Jan 1991, my friend was forced out of her job at the Royal Television Society. It was no secret: what had happened to her was so gross that there was a petition from her colleagues, a threatened strike and then she won an unfair dismissal case…

While my friend was employed at the RTS, one of their managers was convicted for sexually assaulting a 10 yr old boy. Tony Pilgrim, one of the old bastards who gave my friend such a bad time at the RTS, remarked that it was a shame that he’d been caught… Tony’s mate who helped force my friend out of the RTS was Claire Price… See previous posts.

The WHAT of the RTS at the time was NAME.

In Feb 1991, when I was rendered destitute and my friend was well on the way out of her media career, Brenda knighted Peter Morrison.

My post ‘More Hollywood Gossip’ discussed how boys at Bryn Estyn who refused to shut up about the beatings, buggery and being sold to VIP paedophiles were transferred to Neath Farm School, a place that had a reputation so fearsome that boys decided that Bryn Estyn was a better option. There was never any sort of investigation into Neath Farm School or indeed any scandalous allegations published in the media. As with the North Wales Hospital, Denbigh, everyone on the ground knew that it was appalling at Neath Farm School, but it was always the less dreadful places that received the coverage rather than the Final Solutions. Neath Farm School has now been demolished…

Boys who refused to be beaten into silence were not the only kids in care from north Wales who disappeared into the Bermuda Triangle in the Neath/Pontypridd area. Girls who became pregnant in care and named staff as the fathers of their babies were shipped out to south Wales if they dared say that they wanted to keep the baby. Some girls told of being forced into abortions after they were told that if they refused this ‘offer’ they’d be transferred to a secure unit until they were 21. Others never managed to explain where their baby went and sometimes the mothers of the babies disappeared as well. The receiving institutions of these witnesses seem to have been the secure units of south Wales or various psych hospitals; ultimately it will have been a prison somewhere because it was very easy for the Gang to frame people and once someone’s been in prison, no-one believes a word they say anyway, as the witnesses at the Waterhouse Inquiry discovered. Not even if they produce evidence of serious crime on the part of the state. Such as is in my possession and I never even went to prison, although the details of the series of conspiracies are on my documents.

Ron Davies succeeded Ednyfed Hudson Davies as the MP for Caerphilly. Ednyfed was a valuable Gang member who held Conwy for Labour, 1966-70 – losing to the Gang’s bestest friend Tory Lord Wyn Roberts – and then represented Caerphilly, 1979-83, defecting to the SDP at the end of 1981. Edfyned was a Gang member who usefully covered many angles. His father was a Congregationalist Minister so the family moved around Wales. Hudson Davies was born in Llanelli, went to Friar’s School in Bangor, then to Dyvenor Grammar in Swansea, followed by University College, Swansea, then Balliol. After graduation, Hudson Davies lectured in HE at Aberystwyth and Cardiff and also embarked on a broadcasting career with the BBC. In 1976 he was appointed as the Chair of the Wales Tourist Board. In 1983 Hudson Davies unsuccessfully stood for the SDP in Lord Denning Central ie. Basingstoke; I’ve been told recently that this was something to do with my Lord Denning and Overton connections (see previous posts), the Gang having mobilised Hudson Davies and of course others in that year.

PIC WEDGIE BENN – MARGARET N CARAVAN

FATTERSLEY – Dep leader

I wondered who it was in particular telling the Selected Few in Wales about my Lord Denning past, because I didn’t tell anyone and the common or garden Angels and assorted fuckwits shrieking at me that ‘They knew all about’ me very obviously didn’t. I have been told that one of those Who Did Know was C

Furthermore C, if you’re going in to have your prostate done and you’re worried that the Top Docs  think that you’re one of the lefties with links to Bangor University who might have been Supporting Merfyn Jones, now I’ve been rude about you on this blog, the Top Docs won’t be in danger of Making A Mistake will they? Not that you’ll be any better off you stupid old git, they’ve been lying about their research results and Standards for years, no-one’s safe so don’t delude yourself.

Here’s the twat that C mobilised in 1983 on behalf of the SDP:Ednyfed Hudson Davies campaigning in Conwy, north Wales.

C, the next time that you choose to stick your nose into my business, you’d save yourself much time and effort if you just came to me and asked me what you wanted to know. Furthermore, I would have thought that you would have the brains to realise that I wasn’t interested in shagging either Gwynne or Dafydd, so why they persisted I don’t know; couldn’t you have told them that they were onto a loser there and saved everyone a lot of trouble? If you wish to have sex with Dafydd C, be my guest, but I wasn’t going to and the attempts to force me to do this just pissed me off. Now can I have the money for the porn from the Bryn Golau Peep Show please C or do I have to personally invoice you for each wank as it were? This has not been a very savoury business C and you should not have involved yourself with it you big idiot.

Ooh, was it your elderly parents C? They came over from South Africa to join you a few years ago and there were grumbles that Neath had become a Hain family stronghold. I do hope that Walter and Mrs Hain Snr weren’t NHS Tourists! So THAT’S why people kept telling me that you weren’t the unprincipled slimebag of common perception!

For further info re the fuckwittery that Brown and I had to tolerate from C’s mates on the left who targeted us through the small ads in the ‘New Statesman’ when Brown was looking for extra income during 1983-85 see ‘Sex, Lies and No Democracy’. We concluded that there were a lot of rather odd hypocritical people associated with the ‘New Statesman’.

Hudson Davies settled in the New Forest area, involving himself with commercial radio in Hampshire and New Forest touristy ventures, although he served as Commodore of the Royal Yacht Club in Caernarfon, 2002-03, when the Gang were pulling out all the stops to fit me up and have me jailed for ‘threatening to kill Alun Davies’. When the Cunning Plan imploded, Hudson Davies seems to have relinquished his interest in Caernarfon Yacht Club.

Hudson Davies died on 11 Jan 2018, after this blog gathered a following. Like so many, Hudson Davies lived by the Gang and then died by them.

Hudson Davies was one of those politicians who was keen on hanging out with celebs and was mates with stars of screen and stage. Until 1994, he was married to Amanda Barker Mill, who was from a Posh Family, who control a major charidee…

Ron – Portsmouth Poly – then University College Cardiff – teacher training prev jobs – Windbag n Glenys

Ron Davies is known as the Architect of Devolution. Here’s the finished building: 

After leaving Gov’t, Win Griffiths was Chair of the Welsh Grand Committee; Win retired from Parliament in 2005. Win served as Chair of Bro Morgannwg NHS Trust following his retirement and is now Chairman of WCVA as well as Chair of the Bro Morgannwg NHS Trust. The WCVA is the umbrella group for the many corrupt charidees eg. MIND, who have long been colluding with the Gang and the neglect and abuse of those who are being Helped. Bro Morgannwg NHS Trust has been clobbered with some impressive scandals, but no NHS organisation rivals any of those in north Wales…

Win was awarded an OBE in the 2011 New Year Honours list.

 

Simon Jones, Chair Cardiff and Vale NHS Trust, Heath Park Cardiff, Cf14 4XW

Margaret Price, Chair Carmarthenshire NHS Trust, West Wales General Hospital, Carmarthenshire, SA31 2AF

Eleri Ebenezer, Chair Ceredigion and Mid Wales NHS Trust, Bronglais General Hospital, Caradog Road, Aberystwyth, SY23 1ER

Hilary Stevens, Chair Conwy and Denbighshire NHS Trust, Glan Clwyd Hospital, Sarn Lane, Rhyl, Denbighshire, LL18 5UJ

Brian Willott, Chair Gwent Healthcare NHS Trust, Grange House, Llanfrechra Grange, Cwmbran, Torfaen, NP44 8YN
Michael Williams, Chair North East Wales NHS Trust, Administration Dept, PO Box 18, Wrexham, LL13 7ZH
Jill Penn, Chair North Glamorgan NHS Trust, Prince Charles Hospital, Merthyr Tydfil, Mid Glamorgan, CF47 9DT
Elfed Wynn Roberts, Chair North Wales NHS Trust, Ysbyty Gwynedd, Penrhosgarnedd, Bangor, LL57 2PW
Lynette George, Chair, Pembrokeshire and Derwen NHS Trust, Withybush General Hospital, Fishguard Road, Pembrokeshire, SA61 2PZ

Professor Sir Adrian Webb, Chair Pontypridd and Rhondda NHS Trust, Administration Building, Dewi Sant Hospital, Albert Road, Pontypridd, CF37 1LB

Chief Executives of NHS Trusts:

Paul Williams, Chief Executive Bro Morgannwg NHS Trust, Trust Headquarters, 71 Quarella Road, Bridgend, CF31 1YE
Paul Barnett, Chief Executive, Carmarthenshire NHS Trust, West Wales General Hospital, Carmarthenshire, SA31 2AF

Allison Williams, Chief Executive, Ceredigion and Mid Wales NHS Trust, Bronglais General Hospital, Caradog Road, Aberystwyth, SY23 1ER

Gren Kershaw, Chief Executive, Conwy and Denbighshire NHS Trust, Glan Clwyd Hospital, Sarn Lane, Rhyl, Denbighshire, LL18 5UJ

Martin Turner, Chief Executive Gwent Healthcare NHS Trust, Grange House, Llanfrechra Grange, Cwmbran, Torfaen, NP44 8YN
Hilary Pelper, Chief Executive, North East Wales NHS Trust, Administration Dept, PO Box 18, Wrexham, LL13 7ZH
Jim Hayburn, Chief Executive, North Glamorgan NHS Trust, Prince Charles Hospital, Merthyr Tydfil, Mid Glamorgan, CF47 9DT

Mary Hodgeon, Chief Executive, Pembrokeshire and Derwen NHS Trust, Withybush General Hospital, Fishguard Road, Pembrokeshire, SA61 2PZ

Margaret Forster, Chief Executive, Pontypridd and Rhondda NHS Trust, Administration Building, Dewi Sant Hospital, Albert Road, Pontypridd, CF37 1LB

Jane Perrin, Chief Executive, Swansea NHS Trust, Central Clinic, Trinity Buildings, 21Orchard Street, Swansea, SA1 5AT

Paul Miller, Chief Executive, Velindre NHS Trust, Trust Headquarters, 2 Charnwood Court, Parc Nantgarw, Cardiff, CF15 7QZ
Don Page, Chief Executive, Welsh Ambulance Service NHS Trust,HM Stanley Hospital, St Asaph, Clwyd, LL17 0WA

Chief Executives of LHBs:

Lynne Joannou, Chief Executive, Anglesey LHB, 17 High Street, Llangefni, Anglesey, LL77 7LT

Joanne Absolom, Chief Executive, Bleanau Gwent LHB, Station Hill, Abertillery, Blaenau Gwent, NP13 1UJ

Kay Howells, Chief Executive, Bridgend LHB, North Court, David Street, Bridgend Industrial Estate, Bridgend, CF31 3TP

Judith Paget, Chief Executive, Caerphilly LHB, Ystrad Mynach Hospital, Caerphilly Road, Ystrad Mynach, CF82 5YR Caerphilly LHB
Sian Richards, Chief Executive, Cardiff LHB, Trenewydd, Fairwater Road, Llandaff, Cardiff, CF5 2LD
Alan Brace, Chief Executive, Carmarthenshire LHB, Unit 5, Parc Dafen, Heol Cropin, Llanelli,SA14 8QW
Derrick Jones, Chief Executive, Ceredigion LHB, The Bryn, North Road, Lampeter, Ceredigion, SA48 7HA
Wyn Thomas, Chief Executive, Conwy LHB, Glyn Colwyn, Princes Park, Princes Drive, Colwyn, Conwy, LL29 8PL
Alan Lawrie, Chief Executive, Denbighshire LHB, Ty Livingstone, HM Stanley Hospital, St Asaph, Denbighshire, LL17 0RS
Andrew Gunnion, Chief Executive, Flintshire LHB, Prewylfa, hendy Road, Mold, Flintshire, CH7 1PZ
Grace Lewis-Parry, Chief Executive, Gwynedd LHB, Eryldon, Ffordd Campbell, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, LL55 1HU
Ted Wilson, Chief Executive, Merthyr Tydfil LHB, Units 2a & 4a, Pentrebach Business Centre, Triangle Business Park, Pentrebach, CF48 4TQ

Allan Coffey, Chief Executive, Monmouthshire LHB, Chepstow Community Hospital, Chepstow, Monmouthshire, NP16 5YX

Paul Gilchrist, Chief Executive, Neath Port Talbot LHB, Suite A – Brittanic House, Llandarcy, Neath, SA10 6JQ Neath
Kate Watkins, Chief Executive, Newport LHB, Wentwood Wards, St Cadoc’s Hospital, Caerleon, NP18 3XQ
Bernadine Rees, Chief Executive, Pembrokeshire LHB, Merlins Court, Winch Lane, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, SA61 1SB
Andy Williams, Chief Executive, Powys LHB, Mansion House, Bronllys, Brecon, LD3 0LS
Mel Evans, Chief Executive, Rhondda Cynon Taff LHB, Unit 3, Cefn Cied, Parc Nantgarw, CF15 7QQ
Sue Heatherington, Chief Executive, Swansea LHB, Kidwelly House, charter Court, Phoenix Way, Swansea, SA7 9FS
John Skinner, Chief Executive, Torfaen LHB, Block C Mamhilad House, Mamhilad Park, Pontypool, NP4 0YP
Abigail Harris, Chief Executive, Vale of Glamorgan LHB, 2 Stanwell Road, Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan, CF64 2AA
Geoff Lang, Chief Executive, Wrexham LHB, Wrexham Technology Park, Rhyd Broughton Lane, Wrexham, LL13 7YP
Sue Ross, Director of Social Services, Blaenau Gwent Social Services, Municipal Offices, Civic Centre, Ebbw Vale, Gwent, NP23 6XB
Interim Director of Social Services
Tony Garthwaite, Director of Personal Services, Bridgend County Borough Council, Sunnyside, Bridgend, CF31 4AR

Joe Howsam, Director of Social Services, Caerphilly Social Services, Hawtin Park, Gellihaf, Blackwood, NP2 2PZBruce Mclernon, Director, Carmarthenshire County Council, Social Services Department, 3 Spilman Street, Carmarthen, SA31 1LE

Parry Davies, Director Ceredigion County Council, Min Aeron, Rhiw Goch, Aberaron, SA46 0DY

Chris Davies, Group Director Social Care and Health City and County of Cardiff, County Hall, Atlantic Wharf, Cardiff, CF51 5UW
Hugh Gardner, Director, City and County of Swansea, County Hall, Oystermouth Road, Swansea, SA1 3SN
Bethan Jones, Director Conwy County Council, Social Services Department, Builders Street, Llandudno, LL15 1AT

Council Directors

Sally Ellis, Director Personal Services Denbighshire County Council, Council Offices, Wynnstay Road, Ruthin, Denbighshire, LL15 1AT

Sue Lewis, Director Flintshire County Council, County Hall, Mold Flintshire, CH7 6NN
Nonn Williams, Director Gwynedd Council, Caernarfon Gwynedd, LL55 1SH
Byron Williams, Director Isle Of Anglesey County Council, Llangefri, Anglesey, LL77 7TW
John Wreford, Director Merthyr County Borough Council, Ty Keir Hardie, Riverside Court, Merthyr Tydfil, CF47 8XE
Colin Berg, Social Services Department Monmouthshire County Council, County Hall, Cwmbran, NP44 2XH
Colin Preece, Director, Neath Port Talbot County Council, Civic Centre, Port Talbot, SA13 1PJ
Ellis Williams, Director Newport County Borough Council, Civic Centre, Newport
John Skone, Director Pembrokeshire County Council, County Hall, Cambria House, Haverdfordwest, SA61 1TP
Phil Robson, Dircetor Powys County Council, County Hall, Llandridnod Wells, Powys, LD1 5LG
John Wrangham, Director Rhondda Cynon Taff County Borough Council, Cambrian Park, Clydach Vale, Tonypandy, CF40 2XX
Gary Birch, Director, Torfaen County Borough Council, 2nd Floor, County Hall, Cwmbran, NP44 2WN
James Crawley, Director Vale of Glamorgan County Council, Social Services Department, Civic Offices, Holton Road Barry, CF63 4RU
Andrew Figiel, Chief Social Services Director, Wrexham County Council, Crown Buildings Wrexham, LL11 1WP

Directors of Finance Trusts:

Eifion Williams, Finance Director, Bro Morgannwg NHS Trust, Trust Headquarters, 71 Quarella Road, Bridgend, CF31 1YE

Paul Davies, Finance Director, Cardiff and Vale NHS Trust, Heath Park, Cardiff, CF14 4XW
David Eve, Finance Director, Carmarthenshire NHS Trust, West Wales General Hospital, Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire, SA31 2AF
Stephen Forster, Finance Director Ceredigion and Mid Wales NHS Trust, Bronglais General Hospital, Caradog Road, Aberystwyth, SY23 1ER
Nigel Morris, Finance Director Conwy and Denbighshire NHS Trust, HM Stanley Hospital, St Asaph, Clwyd, LL17 0WA
Andrew Cottom, Finance Director Gwent Healthcare NHS Trust, Grange House, Llanfrechfa Grange, Torfaen, NP44 8YN
Wayne Harris, Finance Director North East Wales NHS Trust, Admin. Dept. PO Box 18, Wrexham, LL13 7ZH
Brian Hopkins, Finance Director North Glamorgan NHS Trust, Prince Charles Hospital, Merthyr Tydfil, Mid Glamorgan, CF47 9DT
Kate Elis Williams, Finance Director North West Wales NHS Trust, Ysbyty Gwynedd, Penrhos Garnedd, Bangor, LL57 2PW North West Wales NHS Trust Finance Director
Kate Elis Williams was alleged to have knifed the other sociopaths and crooks in the back as the NW Wales NHS Trust sank and nicked what was left of the dosh…The last I heard about Kate was that her son had registered for the law degree at Bangor University.
Keith Jones, Finance Director Pembrokeshire and Derwen NHS Trust, Withybush General Hospital, Fishguard Road, Pembrokeshire, SA61 2PZ
 David Lewis, Finance Director Pontypridd and Rhondda NHS Trust, Administration Building, Dewi Sant Hospital, Albert Road, Pontypridd, CF37 1LB
 David Roberts, Finance Director Swansea NHS Trust, Central Clinic, Trinity Buildings, 21 Orchard Street, Swansea, SA1 5AT
Alun Lloyd, Finance Director Velindre NHS Trust, Trust Headquarters, 2 Charnwood Court, Parc Nantgarw, Cardiff, CF15 7QZ
Mike Webb, Finance Director Welsh Ambulance Service NHS Trust, HM Stanley Hospital, St Asaph, Clwyd, LL17 0WA
 Officer for Wales, Equal Opportunities Commission, Caerwys House, Windsor Lane, Cardiff, CF1 1LB
J Osmond, Director Institute of Welsh Affairs, Ty Oldfield, Llantrisant Road, Cardiff, CF5 2YQ
J Morris, Development Officer, National Association of Citizens Advice Beureaux, Ground Floor – Quebec House, 5-19 Cowbridge Road East, Canton, Cardiff
National Association of Citizens Advice beureaux Development Officer
H G Jones, Chief Executive, Sports Council for Wales, Sophia gradens Cardiff, CF1 9SW
L Llewellyn Unit 5, Betws Business Park, Ammanford, SA18 2ET
Wales Association of Community and Town Councils Director
hief Executive, Liberal Democrats, Bayview House, 102 Bute Street, Cardiff, CF1 6AD
M Perry CBE, Director Conservative Party, Conservative Central Office for Wales, 4 Penlline Road, Whitchurch, Cardiff, CF14 2XS
A Gale, Secretary Wales Labour Party, Transport House, 1 Cathedral Road, Cardiff, CF1 9HA

Mr S Harris, Secretary Academy of Royal Colleges in Wales, PS Sharon Atkins, PHPD3, 4th Floor, Crown Buildings, Cathays Park, Cardiff, CF10 3NQ

Secretary British Association of Occupational Therapists, College of Occupational Therapists, 6/8 Marshalsea Road, London, SE1 1HL

 Mr A Griffiths, Chair British Association of Teachers for the Deaf, 32 Ruskin Avenue, Rogerstone, Newport, NP1 0AA
Secretary British Medical Association, BMA House, Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9JP

Richard Lewis, British Medical Association Wales, 5th Floor, 2 Caspian Point, Caspian Way, Cardiff Bay, CF10 4DQ British Medical Association (Wales) Secretary, Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, 14 Bedford Row, London, WC1R 4ED Chartered Society of Physiotherapy SecretaryMs H Hortop, Regional Secretary College of Occupational Therapists, Llandough Hospital, Therapy Management MRC, Penlan Road, CF64 2XX

College of Occupational Therapists Regional Secretary

Mr S Hughes, Secretary Community Practitioners and Health Visitors Association, C/O Garn Bach, Pont llyfni, Caernarfon, LL54 5EU

Community Practitioners and Health Visitors Association Secretary

Dr A Deardon, Chair General Practitioners Committee Wales, 5th Floor, 2 Caspian Point, Caspian Way, Cardiff Bay, CF10 4DQ

Ms A West, Advisor RCN Direct, Royal College of Nursing, Copse Walk, Cardiff Gate, CF83 8XG
Eddie Saville, Industrial Relations Officer Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists, 1 Fellmongers Path, Tower Bridge Road, London, SE1 3LY

Society Of Chiropodists and Podiatrists Industrial relations Officer

Cath O’Brien, Secretary The Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain, Welsh executive, Gloucester House, 14 Mount Stuart Square, Cardiff, CF10 5DP

K Jakeway, Secretary Wales Green Party, PO Box 10, Mountain Ash, Mid Glamorgan, CF45 4YZ Wales
Steve Thomas, Director Welsh Local Government Association, Drake Walk, Cardiff, CF10 4LG

Dr S Hunter, Chairman All Wales Medical Directors Group, Gwent Healthcare Trust HQ, Llanfrechfa Grange Hospital, Llanfrechfa House, Cwmbran, NP44 8YN

All Wales Medical Directors Group Chairman

Dr S Pierrepoint, Chairman Bro Taf Local Medical Committee, The Blackthorns, Upper Church Village, Pontypridd, CF38 1EE

Bro Taf Local Medical Committee Chairman Secretary Audit Commission, 4th Floor Deri House, 24 Park Grove, Cardiff CF10 3PA
Audit Commission Secretary
Dharmendra Kanani
Dharmendra Kanani, Chief Executive Commission for Racial Equality, 14th Floor, Capital Tower, Greyfriars Road. Cardiff, CF1 1PL
Commission for Racial Equality Chief Executive
Diane Roberts
Diane Roberts, Information Officer WCVA, Baltic House, Mount Stuart Square, Cardiff, CF10 5FH

WCVA Information Officer

David Jenkins, General Secretary Wales TUC, Transport House, 1 Cathedral Road, Cardiff, CF1 9HA Wales

TUC General Secretary

Mike Ponton, Director Welsh NHS Confederation, Regus House, Falcon Drive, Cardiff Bay, Cardiff, CF10 4RU

Welsh NHS Confederation Director

H Bowen ESQ, Head of Department, Faculty of Community Health Services, UWIC, Western Avenue, Cardiff CF5 2YB

Faculty of Community Health Services Head of Department
Secretary, School of Health Studies, University of Glamorgan, Treforest, mid Glamorgan.Alun Morgan, Head of Physiotherapy – WTAC, Whitchurch Hospital, Whitchurch, Cardiff, CF14 4XW

Welsh Therapies Advisory Committee Head of Physiotherapy

Linda Theophilus, Head of Physiotherapy -WTAC, Prince Charles Hospital, Merthyr Tydfil, Mid Glamorgan, CF47 9DT

Helen Ward, Head of Dietetics – WTAC, Room 9, Llanyravan House, Llanfrechfra Grange, Cwmbran, Torfaen WTAC

Alison Shakeshaft, Chief Dietiacian – WTAC, Caerphilly District Miners’ Hospital, St. Martins Road, Caerphilly, CF83 2WW
Helen Hortop, Head of Occupational Therapy Services – WTAC, Cardiff and Vale NHS Trust, Llandough Hospital, Penlan Road, Cardiff, CF64 2XX WTAC
Sonya Booy, Team Manager Occupational Therapy – WTAC, Vale of Glamorgan Social Services, Yr Hen Coleg, College Fields Close, Barry, CF62 8LF WTAC
Sue Dimmick, Speech and Language Therapy Department, Memorial Hospital, Cardigan, Ceredigion, SA43 1DP WTAC
Speech and Language Therapy Department
Ms Chris Smith
Speech and Language Therapy Department, Trethomas Health Centre, William Street, Trethomas, CF83 8FX WTAC

County Councillor for the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists and Chair of the Welsh Board

Stuart Harmes, Head of Podiatry, Conwy And Denbighshire NHS Trust, Royal Alexander Hospital, Marine Drive, Rhyl, LL18 3AS WTAC

Lance Reed, Clinical Director, Podiatry Service Administrative Centre, Risca Health Centre, Cromwell Road, Risca, Newport, NP11 6YF WTAC
Caroline Oldham, WTAC, Orthoptic Department, Royal Glamorgan Hospital, Ynysmaerdy, Llantrisant WTAC
Dr Sarah Shea. WTAC, Orthoptic Department, Ysbyty Gwynedd, Penrhosgarnedd Road, Bangor, North Wales, LL57 2PW WTAC
Gill Stevens, WTAC, Head III Music Therapist, Llanfrechfra Grange, Croes Y Chiliog, Cwmbran, Gwent, WTAC
Kevin Pearse, WTAC, Cardiff and Vale NHS Trust, The Art Therapy Service, O.T. Dept., Whitchurch Hospital, Whitchurch, Cardiff, CF14 7XB WTAC
Phillipa Ford, Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, Transport House, 1 Cathedral Road, Cardiff, CF1 9HA
Alison Stroud, Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists, Prince Charles Hospital, Merthyr Tydfil, Mid Glamorgan, CF47 9DT
Jane William CEO, NLIAH North Wales, Croesnewydd Hall, Wrexham Technology Park, Wrexham, LL13, 7YP NLIAH CEO
Sharon Pratt, Professional Adviser NLIAH North Wales, Croesnewydd Hall, Wrexham Technology Park, Wrexham, LL13, 7YP NLIAH

Professional Adviser

Hilary Neagle CEO, Health Professions Wales, 2nd Floor, Golate House, St. Mary St, Cardiff, South Glamorgan CF10 1DX

Health Professions Wales CEO

Will Oliver, Therapy Adviser Health Professions Wales, 2nd Floor, Golate House, St. Mary St, Cardiff, South Glamorgan CF10 1DX

Health Professions Wales Therapy Adviser Chief Executive Health Professions Council, 184, Kennington Park Rd, London, SE11 4BU
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Chief Executive, British Association of Prosthetists and Orthotists, Abbeymill Business Centre, Seedhill Rd, Paisley, Renfrewshire PA1 1TJ
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Chief Executive, Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists, 1, Felmongers Path, Tower Bridge Rd, London, SE1 3LY
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Head of Department of Physiotherapy Education, School of Health Care and Sciences, Ty Dewi Sant, University Hospital of Wales, Heath Park Cardiff, CF14 4XW
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Jonathan Wolfe Miller – In Memoriam

I’ve just read on ‘The Guardian’ online that Jonathan Wolfe Miller has died at the age of 85, ‘suffering from Alzheimers’. Whether it was the same variant of Alzheimers from which Barbara Windsor is suffering ie. the variant that causes one to give media interviews but in a very quiet voice having forgotten all matters re which the police might be interested, but other than that than to live life much as before, I don’t know. However Jonathan Wolfe Miller has developed Alzheimers and died very quickly, he was OK not so long ago and I always thought that Alzheimers took a very long time to kill one.

Previous posts have discussed Jonathan Wolfe Miller, his activities and his cosy relationship with the Gang in some detail. ‘The Guardian’ is waxing lyrical today about how Miller hated being called a ‘polymath’ (which was news to me, I always gained the impression that it was Miller himself who put that particular rumour about) and how his poor old democratic heart broke when he looked around Camden and saw how much the place had gone downhill with people wearing ‘eighth-rate black leather clothes’ (I think that Miller was talking about Brown there, tch tch, Brown’s just not Cultured, that’s his problem)and ‘serving Turkish food in a slatternly way’ no less.

I have a friend who worked with William, Jonathan Wolfe Miller’s son, at the BBC, in the drama commissioning dept. My friend was sacked after he refused to take a bribe; William Miller lived to fight another day at the BBC, which says it all really…

I heard a few interesting things about William from my friend; then I read an account of William’s childhood in the Daily Mail years later, given by William himself and I thought ‘Gosh, my friend at the BBC was quite perceptive then’.

Jonathan Wolf Miller, R.I.P.

This Be The Verse

They fuck you up, your mum and dad.
They may not mean to, but they do.
They fill you with the faults they had
And add some extra, just for you.

But they were fucked up in their turn
By fools in old-style hats and coats,
Who half the time were soppy-stern
And half at one another’s throats.

Man hands on misery to man.
It deepens like a coastal shelf.
Get out as early as you can,
And don’t have any kids yourself.

‘Blessed Are The Big Noses’

More Hollywood Gossip

Recent (and earlier) posts and comments (see eg. ‘A Cause Close To Our Hearts’, ‘The Wizard War’ and ‘A Celebration of Dafydd’s Medical Training’) have discussed Simon Leeson, a consultant gynaecologist and oncologist who works for the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board in North Wales as well as for the Abertawe Bro Morgannwg Health Board now known as the Swansea Bay Health Board. Simon is described on the website of Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust – a charidee with which Simon is involved – as ‘Colposcopist for Wales and Secretary for the European Federation for Colposcopy’. Simon Flies The Flag For the UK. See the source imageSimon is a leading name in big collaborations re gynaecological cancer research, including international collaborations. Simon does things for charidee to Raise Money to Help Wimmin and is joined in this by his colleagues.

Here’s a gem that was published on the Betsi’s website on 21 March 2017:

Cancer surgeons prepare for monumental “castle to castle” charity cycle ride

Two cancer surgeons are among a team of medics preparing for a gruelling 250-mile cycle challenge between Conwy and Cardiff castles to raise £10,000 for charity.
 
Simon Leeson cycleRichard Peevor and Simon Leeson from the North Wales Gynaecological Cancer Surgical Centre at Ysbyty Gwynedd, Bangor, are part of an eight-strong team of doctors aiming to raise funds for Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust with the castle-to-castle ride from April 6 to 9.
 
The cash will be used to support cervical cancer patients in Wales and carry out vital research into why one in five women still fail to attend for their smear test.
 
Simon, a consultant gynaecologist and oncologist with Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB), said: “The bottom line is 80% of women attend for their smears and 20% do not. Worryingly, there are still many women who don’t attend a smear test when invited and we need to look at why this is happening and what can be done to encourage more to attend.
“Throughout the UK, cervical screening saves 5,000 lives every year. There are around 2,000 new diagnoses of cervical cancer every year and this figure would be 5,000 higher if we didn’t have the cervical cancer screening programme. Cervical cancer is the most common cancer in women under the age of 35 in the UK and the 12th most common cancer in women overall. Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust brings a patient’s perspective into the screening process and can provide insight into the way patients react to certain aspects of the programme to help us to improve and develop the screening service. As a charity, they are the patient’s advocate.”
 
Simon, from Deganwy, who has two daughters aged 21 and 25, is a keen runner and has previously completed the London Marathon. He took up cycling five years ago when a knee injury forced him to take 18 months off from running but admits the mountainous terrain between Conwy and Cardiff will pose its challenges.
“I’m an elderly cyclist and will be most definitely at the back. Normally I run quite a lot to keep fit but I managed to injure my neck during the Conwy Half Marathon and so at the moment I’m doing nothing. This is the first time I’ve done anything like this in terms of cycling. The longest I’ve ever cycled is 40 miles,” said 55-year-old Simon. Most of us are fairly experienced cyclists. We are all involved in the care of women having cervical screening- and it’s obviously a cause close to our hearts,” he said.
“We’re all relatively healthy living and keen to expand our contribution to public health, which this challenge will undoubtedly achieve. It is turning out to be an all-Wales cycle group and I think it shows just how passionate we all are about pulling together to get improved services for women,” added Simon, who also holds clinics at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd, Bodelwyddan, in addition to his work at Ysbyty Gwynedd. 
The cycle challenge is being held ahead of a national cervical screening conference hosted by the British Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology at Cardiff City Football Stadium in Cardiff from May 3 to 5.
 
Simon, who grew up in Manchester and studied medicine at the University of Manchester, is leading the local organising committee for the event, which will feature presentations from international experts in the field on recent advances and new technologies in the detection of cervical abnormalities and screening updates.
 
“In the future, there will be changes to the way smear tests will be carried out so that as well as being checked for abnormal cells, women will be screened for the presence of the human papillomavirus (HPV) that triggers cervical cancer,” he said.
 
“This test is a very accurate way of detecting cervical cancer and is so good that it’s a shame it’s not more widely available. Research is being undertaken on this and one of the reasons we’re so keen to support Jo’s Trust is that they are looking to channel funds into research on why women don’t attend for smear tests, which could help us to increase compliance.”
 
Both Simon and Richard have widely published on cervical screening and colposcopy and host teaching courses for colposcopists around the world.
 
Keen sailor Richard, 39, from Rhos-on-Sea, previously embarked on a kayaking challenge from Chester to South Wales in 2015 in aid of Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust.  It is UK’s only dedicated cervical cancer charity, providing support and information for sufferers and campaigns for excellence in treatment and prevention.
 
Richard said: “Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust does a lot of good work not only in terms of research but supporting patients. One of the most beneficial services they provide is a website forum enabling patients to talk to one another about their smear test results and diagnoses as well as to medical professionals.
Simon Leeson cycle 5There is also an advice line where worried patients can get in touch with a medical professional to get support. I was keen to join Simon with this challenge this year. This is the first time Simon and I will be doing several back-to-back days of cycling. I’m normally in the kayak or running so it will be so it will be a tougher challenge.”
 
Robert Music, Chief Executive of Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust, said: “Smear tests prevent 75% of cervical cancers from developing yet the number of women attending in Wales has hit a 10 year low. The charity is working hard to reverse this downward trend and get more Welsh women to take up their screening invitation, which could potentially save their life. We are extremely grateful for the fundraising efforts of Richard and Simon’s team and wish them the best of luck.”
The North Wales Gynaecological Cancer Centre, where Simon and Richard are based, treats around 200 patients with gynaecological cancer each year, providing specialist care in North Wales which would otherwise only be available in the north west of England or the Midlands.
 

The Centre pays for a part-time research nurse from funds raised from local endowment funds and donations from local patients. The work is aimed at improving local care as well as contributing to innovations and changes in national practice relating to cervical screening and gynaecological cancer. 

Regular readers will know that in the 1990s at least, soon after Simon arrived to work in Gwynedd and was highly recommended as a Nice Young Doctor who wasn’t like the other dreadful old farts at Ysbyty Gwynedd who had acquired themselves a truly dreadful reputation, Simon’s junior docs were conducting themselves in that fine old north Wales obs and gynae tradition, which included lying to patients and their relatives, putting them at risk of harm or indeed actually harming them through inexplicable dangerous ‘clinical decisions’ and sexually assaulting them, on some occasions causing injury. Some of those assaults occurred during smear tests and that is why so many women were saying a polite ‘no thank you’ to their Invitations. Furthermore, the labs were in such chaos that the screening programme was ineffective anyway, although only insiders knew that.
This blog has received evidence that the assaults on Simon’s patients were filmed and passed around for the pleasure of other twisted folk who were networked in with those we know and love. My only question for years has been whether Simon Leeson knew that his junior docs were doing this; although I never heard anything that suggested that Simon was conducting himself in this manner, I have recently received information suggesting that Simon definitely knew what those junior docs of his were doing, as did other Top Docs. Some of the Top Docs were conspiring with Simon’s juniors, others just took the usual path of knowing what was happening but keeping quiet about it.

I e mailed Simon recently and my e mail gave Simon the opportunity to explain his role in and knowledge of these matters, but Simon has not replied to me.

One subject that I raised with Simon was that of informed consent. I provided Simon with specific examples of patients assaulted by his junior doctors who most definitely had not given informed consent; they were in fact told bare-faced lies by other Top Docs (including that they could die) if they did not undergo the ‘investigations’ which resulted in them being assaulted, injured and, I am told, filmed.

I raised this with Simon because his publications and conference presentations See the source imageare littered with photos of gynae cancers from Real Live Patients. Now patients are usually incredibly willing to help Top Docs and others with research, patients are great like that, they are often very altruistic and are delighted to help, even with research of a sensitive nature of the sort that Simon undertakes. So Simon may well have gained informed consent from patients for all of the work that he has made public; but my concern is that some of Simon’s patients at least I know in no way had given informed consent for invasive, potentially harmful procedures, at least in the mid-1990s.

I note in Simon’s PR piece for the Betsi website that he mentions his two daughters. This is a tried and tested selling point for the Enlightened Male Gynaecologist and has been for some years. I’ve got Daughters you know! So have other people Simon.

When I discussed Simon’s colleague Phil Banfield in previous posts, I mentioned that Phil boasted on his Twitter profile of being a Dad Of Daughters. Being a Dad Of Daughters does not alter the fact that Phil Banfield is a BMA rep (he was formerly the Chair of BMA Cymru) who has fought tooth and nail on behalf of his colleagues who are working for a Health Board in special measures because of what was admitted to be ‘institutional abuse’ of mental health patients and problems so serious in the obs and gynae services that when the hit squad was sent in by the Welsh Gov’t to Turn Things Around, their first objective re Simon and Phil’s colleagues was, would you believe, ‘Achieving Normality’. That is how bad it had become. Bangor University withdrew the student midwives from their training placements, there were accounts of a ‘particular consultant’ who was so terrifying that staff were simply resigning and were too frightened to bring a bullying concern and of course there were all those injuries to patients and dead/damaged babies.

I’ve just popped over to Phil’s Twitter and I note that Phil is no longer advertising himself as Dad Of Daughters, Phil is now a ‘very proud father of 5 ace children, idealist and dreamer’. Furthermore, Phil is no longer Chair of BMA Cymru but he is now listed as a member of the BMA’s Welsh Council, 2018-20. Phil’s Twitter is now accompanied by this pic of the very proud father of 5 ace children:Philip Banfield
A snake and a fix on the part of a GP, sums it all up nicely Phil.

Phil has been retweeting messages of Shock and Outrage re the Top Doctors having to pay tax on their huge pension pots. Dear old Leicester South Labour MP Jon ‘Please don’t kill me Top Docs, not me, please, I’ll do anything’ Ashworth has joined in the Disgust and Phil is retweeting comments that no-one should have to be paid less for doing more. Phil and his colleagues aren’t, they pushed successive weak Gov’ts to pay them a bloody fortune, they refused to come clean about the huge problems in the NHS, they covered up the crap for years, they then aggravated the crap to give themselves yet more political muscle and they are now on a work to rule to ensure that the huge waiting lists that they allowed to build up are not decreasing unless they are now given the sort of tax breaks that no-one else enjoys. Except for the billionaires whom George Osborne, when he was Chancellor of the Exchequer, took to dinner and politely asked how much they’d be willing to pay in tax.

Phil has retweeted James Titcombe’s Tweet re the slaughter of babies in the Shropshire NHS Trust that has been the focus of such bad news over the past few days, although Phil hasn’t mentioned that the north Wales Gang have mates working in that Trust, that the BMA knew what was happening and concealed it and that the Independent Investigator now charged with uncovering the cause of the Shropshire disaster is Donna Ockenden, who was commissioned by the Betsi to Investigate after the Tawel Fan Scandal and was so terrified by what she uncovered that Donna turned and fled after making a brief media statement saying that the time for talking had passed, the Betsi now had to Take Action… See previous posts.

No-one was disciplined after Tawel Fan, except for Nicola Kingston, the nurse who blew the whistle, who was suspended, arrested, then sacked and struck off. Nicola received death threats inbetween these events. Tawel Fan Ward was closed and the abusing Angels redeployed to another ward, Bryn Hesketh. Where a few months later some of them were caught abusing patients. Still no-one was disciplined, although some were redeployed to admin duties. All staff named as abusers refused to co-operate with all investigations. See previous posts.

Shropshire and Telford NHS In Distress! We’ve been killing newborns, we’ve got crap all over us, the threats to sue are flying, we’ve concealed horrors and lied to patients for years, we need an Investigation That Will Leave No Stone Unturned, this is a job forSee the source imagePhilip Banfield
Here’s Donna, meeting a maternity team from Plymouth who provide Compassionate Care for the Bereaved, as featured on the blog of the NMC on 17 Oct 2019:

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It was the NMC who struck off the nurse who blew the whistle on Tawel Fan.See the source image

The NMC blog has good reason to advertise Donna, because Donna is the Senior Midwifery Advisor to the er NMC:See the source image

Donna Ockenden, Senior Midwifery Adviser, NMC

Donna OckendenDonna has more than 30 years’ experience of working in a variety of health settings both in the UK and internationally. Donna’s career spans sectors including acute providers, commissioning, hospital, community and education. For more than 15 years she has worked in increasingly senior NHS leadership roles including more than five years’ experience as divisional director of two large women and children’s divisions on the south coast and in London.

While working in the NHS and internationally Donna has also successfully integrated a number of key national and London-wide leadership roles. Internationally, Donna was the co-author of the first National Maternity Standards in the Sultanate of Oman and led the successful introduction of those standards into practice across the Muscat region. She led a multidisciplinary team plus parents, government representatives and faith leaders on the introduction of maternity and gynaecology bereavement standards in Muscat and then nationally across the Sultanate of Oman.

Donna has extensive experience of working positively with multidisciplinary teams including hospital teams, GPs, commissioners and service users to introduce sustainable change. She has long term experience of service reconfiguration and working positively with local communities and all levels of staff during complex reconfiguration.

The Betsi has been in special measures for five years now. Normality has still not been achieved. Presumably Phil and Simon’s colleagues at Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust and their mates doing the outdoor activities for charidee or Simon’s colleagues in his international collaborations haven’t noticed the state of the Betsi Board for which Simon works.

It’s OK though, Simon and Phil Have Daughters/5 ace children. Just remember bastards – before you complain about a Top Doc, Fings Break.Philip Banfield

Here’s another piece from the Betsi website starring Simon, from 24 March 2017:

Ovarian Cancer survivor raises over £6,000 as a thank you to the Ysbyty Gwynedd Gynaecologist who treated her.

An ovarian cancer survivor has raised over £6,000 to thank the team at Ysbyty Gwynedd’s Gynaecology unit for “saving her life”.
Ovarian CancerPatricia Brackenbury was given the devastating news that she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer nine years ago when she visited her GP Philip Banfieldafter finding a large egg-shaped lump on her stomach. The dance teacher from Llangefni was referred to Consultant Gynaecologist Mr Simon Leeson at Ysbyty Gwynedd, who after following a biopsy, carried out surgery to remove both Patricia’s ovaries and womb.
 
“Before I was diagnosed I was constantly feeling very ill and I found a large lump on the left hand side of my stomach, which at first I thought was a hernia. The GP instantly referred me and it was then I met Mr Leeson. It was all very sudden, the surgery was carried out very quickly, I was terrified but Mr Leeson was fantastic, he assured me everything was going to be alright. I can’t thank him enough for the surgery, if it hadn’t been for him it could have spread and I wouldn’t be here now, I would never have met my grandchildren or great-grandchild, he saved my life,” said Patricia.
In the UK, ovarian cancer is the sixth most common cancer in women, with over 7000 women diagnosed each year. The majority of cases occur in women who have gone through the menopause and are usually aged over 50, but younger women can also be affected. The earlier the disease is found and treated, the better the survival rate.
 
Mr Leeson is urging women to speak to their GP Philip Banfield
if they are suffering from the symptoms which are related to the disease. He said: “Treatment for ovarian cancer is intensive, it usually involves major abdominal surgery and chemotherapy.
The outcome is improved with earlier diagnosis and The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) have recommended women should report abdominal pain, fatigue and abdominal distension to their GP Philip Banfield
particularly if this is persistent or occurs at least 12 times per month.”
Following receiving the all-clear, Patricia has held several fundraising events to raise awareness and funding for the regional Gynae Cancer Endowment Fund which is used to fund research and to fund oncology-related training for nurses on the gynaecology ward at Ysbyty Gwynedd.
 
Patricia added: “After I left hospital I did have to go back and forth for check-ups but they scaled down over the years but I wanted to give something back, especially to thank Mr Leeson for what he has done for me and giving me a new lease of life. I decided to hold dance fundraisers with the kind cooperation of the Bulkeley Hotel which have proven really popular. We’ve so far raised over £6,000 for Mr Leeson’s fund which will help them with the research that is needed into women’s cancers and help nurses get further training. It’s essential research carries on into ovarian cancer, but the most important thing is getting that early diagnosis before it spreads any further. I never thought it would happen to me, I’ve never smoked, I’ve had children who I breastfed and never really drank much alcohol so it shows it can happen to anyone, no matter how healthy you are. I’m just so grateful to Mr Leeson and his team at Ysbyty Gwynedd and I will continue to do everything to help them for as long as I can.”
Now it may well be that Simon Leeson did save Patricia Brackenbury’s life, I do not know. But I do know that none of the info in the article suggests that he definitely did and that Simon and his colleagues lie to patients about many matters. The harsh realities of ovarian cancer are dealt with by a sleight of hand in the article above. Very little progress has been made re ovarian cancer over the last 30 years, in spite of the huge publicity and amounts of cash that followed Vicky Clement-Jones’s diagnosis and death from ovarian cancer back in the 1980s.

Vicky was a Top Doc and donated herself to cancer research – I saw pics of Vicky’s cell lines when I was in cancer research myself – who was married to Liberal peer Tim Clement-Jones. They established the charidee Cancer Bacup and they were Determined To Beat Cancer. They didn’t, Vicky died but a great many people had a ball on the back of the Tragic Death Of A Brilliant Young Doctor and the charidee that she established. See ‘The Cradle Of Filth’. Tim and others involved with Cancer Bacup have also been involved in businesses with some terrible practices…

The Lord Clement-Jones
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Need To Know Info About Lord Tim:

Lord Clement-Jones is a consultant of the global law firm DLA Piper, where former positions held include London managing partner (2011–2016), head of UK government affairs, chairman of its China and Middle East Desks, international business relations partner and co-chairman of global government relations.

Tim is chair of Ombudsman Services Limited, the not-for-profit, independent ombudsman service that provides dispute resolution for the communications, energy, property and copyright licensing industries. He is a member of the advisory board of Airmic (the Association of Insurance and Risk Managers in Industry and Commerce) and board member of the Corporate Finance Faculty of the ICAEW.

Tim is a member of the Saudi–Britain Joint business Council, a Law Society Ambassador to the City of London and an Icebreaker Fellow and vice-president of the 48 Group Club, a business network which promotes links with China. Clement-Jones was group company secretary and legal adviser of Kingfisher Plc from 1986 until 1995,

See posts ‘The Cradle Of Filth’ and ‘Disgusting Of Tunbridge Wells And A Few Equally Disgusting Others’ for details of the terrible business practices of Kingfisher during that time, including in Bangor…

where he coordinated Kingfisher’s contribution to the Shopping Hours Reform Campaign which led to the Sunday Trading Act 1993. Before Kingfisher, Clement-Jones held senior legal positions at Grand Metropolitan, now Diageo plc (legal director, Grand Metropolitan Retailing 1984–1986) and London Weekend Television (head of legal services 1980–1983), now part of ITV plc. Clement-Jones is a former non-executive chairman of the Context Group (1997–2005), the environmental strategy and communications consultancy and former director of Political Context, the political communications consultancy (1996–1999).

Clement-Jones was chairman of the Association of Liberal Lawyers, 1982–1986 and then of the Liberal Party, 1986-88

While their Leader was David Steel

Who was told that naughty Cyril Smith was doing things to little boys that were raising a few eye brows but David brushed it off with the comment that Cyril had just ‘spanked a few bare bottoms’. See eg. post ‘Man Of Steel’.

and played a major part in the merger with the SDP to form the Liberal Democrats. He was made CBE for political services in 1988.

Tim bagged his CBE in the year that I was working in Prof Vincent Marks’s Cancer Research Campaign research team at Surrey University. Vincent’s friends and colleagues cooked up their big CRC/ICRF funded research fraud in the same year; the fraud involved Tony Francis’s friend Peter Maguire, a psychiatrist from Manchester, who bagged CRC funding to become a cancer researcher all of a sudden. The fraud was exposed in 1990 and one of the team, Prof Tim McElwain, was found dead after the bad publicity. ‘Suicide’. All other members of the lying, cheating team went on to Greatness In Science, except for one junior researcher who changed career.  Prof Adrian Harris of Oxford with whom we were working in partnership and knew about the skulduggery also achieved greatness as discussed in previous posts. In 1988, Vincent and colleagues stole my data and gave it to Prof Nicola Curtin of whom I had never heard and who was not working with our team anyway and Curtin published it under her name.

See eg. ‘Reports Of Death Were Greatly Exaggerated’ and ‘Apocalypse Now’…

Tim was the chairman of the Liberal Democrats Finance Committee, 1989-98 and federal treasurer of the Liberal Democrats, 2005-10. Clement-Jones was made a life peer in 1998 and until July 2004 was the Liberal Democrat health spokesman

Tim bagged that peerage mid-Waterhouse Inquiry then and was firmly wedged in place as Lib Dem Health Spokesman until the Waterhouse Report had been published, the aftermath controlled and the attempt to fit me up for ‘threatening to kill Alun Davies’ had imploded and the 2004 manslaughter trial of Mr Bridgy Celeb had been halted by Dame Heather Hallett at Bristol Crown Court, the Dame ordering the jury to acquit…

I have been so busy with the blog that I missed the elevation of Dame Heather to the peerage! The Dame is now Baroness Heather, after she received a life peerage in the PM’s 2019 resignation honours. So I’d better refresh readers of the essentials re Baroness Heather once more, having achieved such greatness after doing Mr Bridgy Celeb such a big favour in 2004.

Heather Carol Hallett, Baroness Hallett DBE PC (born 16 December 1949), styled The Rt Hon. Lady Justice Hallett, is an English judge of the Court of Appeal. She is the fifth woman to sit in the Court of Appeal after Dame Elizabeth Butler-Sloss (now Baroness Butler-Sloss) (1988), Dame Brenda Hale (now Baroness Hale of Richmond) (1999), Dame Mary Arden (2000) and Dame Janet Smith (2002).

Hallett is the daughter of Hugh Victor Dudley Hallett QPM (1919-91), a beat policeman who worked his way up to the rank of Assistant Chief Constable and Secretary General of the International Police Association. Heather was educated at Brockenhurst Grammar School, in the New Forest and at St Hugh’s College, Oxford. Which is where some of the nearest and dearest of Lord William Piercy, my Posh Distant Relative by marriage, studied. See ‘Lord Gnome, My Distant Relative By Marriage’.

Hallett was called to the Bar by Inner Temple in 1972. Other members of Inner Temple included Mr Thrope, Lord Snowdon’s father Ronald Armstrong-Jones and the Havers clan which of course includes Lord Elizabeth Butler-Sloss. Heather became a QC 1989 and a Bencher of Inner Temple in 1993. She was the first woman to Chair the Bar Council, in 1998, having been Vice-Chair in 1997 and became Treasurer of the Inner Temple in 2011.

Hallett was appointed a Recorder of the Crown Court in 1989, a deputy High Court judge in 1995, became a full-time judge of the High Court, in 1999, in Queen’s Bench Division, being appointed a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) on 21 July 1999. Heather was promoted to the Court of Appeal in 2005. She was appointed a member of the Judicial Appointments Commission in January 2006, as a representative of the judiciary.

Hallett was chosen in 2009 to act as coroner in the inquest of the 52 fatal victims of the 7/7 bombings; hearings began in October 2010.

Heather began a four-year term as Vice-President of the Queen’s Bench Division on 3 October 2011, succeeding Lord Justice Thomas.

In May 2012 in an appeal hearing she quashed the murder conviction of 24-year-old Sam Hallam as unsafe after he had spent seven years in prison, which made him one of the youngest victims of a UK miscarriage of justice.

In February 2013 Heather Hallett was assessed as the 8th most powerful woman in Britain by Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour. In November 2013, she was appointed Vice-President of the Criminal Division of the Court of Appeal, succeeding Lord Hughes.

In March 2014 Hallett was appointed by the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland to carry out an independent review of the administrative scheme by which ‘letters of assurance’ were sent to those known as the ‘on the runs’ (OTRs).

On 14 June 2017 Heather Hallett was made an Honorary Fellow of The Academy of Experts in recognition of her contribution to The Academy’s Judicial Committee and work for Expert Witnesses.

Hallett was created Baroness Hallett on 11 October 2019.

Hallett is married to Nigel Vivian Marshall Wilkinson, Q.C., a recorder and deputy High Court judge; they have two sons.

and thereafter until 2010 Liberal Democrat spokesman on culture, media and sport, in the House of Lords. He is the Liberal Democrat spokesman for the digital economy and a former spokesman on the creative industries (2015–2017).

Tim is chair of the House of Lords Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence (2017–2018) and a former member of the Select Committees on Communications (2011–2015) and the Built Environment (2015–2016). He is co-chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Artificial Intelligence. He is deputy chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on China and vice chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Groups for Iraqi-Kurdistan, Ovarian Cancer, Publishing, Writers and Intellectual Property. Since 2012, he has been the chair of Lib Dems in Communications.

Tim introduced and ensured the passage through the House of Lords of the 2003 Tobacco Advertising and Sponsorship Act and the Live Music Act 2012. Education, Charitable and Voluntary He is honorary president of Ambitious About Autism (formerly Treehouse), an autism education charity and school for children with autism and other communication disorders, and its former chairman (2001–2008). Clement-Jones is chair of the council of Queen Mary University of London 

Lord Peter Hennessy of Nympsfield -Crazy Name Crazy Guy! – the Attlee Professor of Contemporary British History (Lord Gnome worked for Attlee when Attlee was Deputy PM as discussed in previous posts) has interviewed all of Glenda’s Parliamentary favourites and had a dig that they never became PM…

and former chair of the council of the School of Pharmacy, University of London (2008–2012) before its merger with UCL, whereupon he was an external member of the council of UCL and chair of its audit committee, 2012-17.

The psychologist Simon Baron Cohen of UCL – brother of Sacha – had built his career on Autism Research, incorporating some rather quaint gender stereotyping re Male and Female Brains into his theories. Simon and others at UCL, including Sarah-Jayne Blakemore, have developed a cosy relationship with the School of Psychology at Bangor University, the School that Prof Fungus Lowe transferred into an empire entirely by blackmailing and threatening funding out of people who had colluded with or concealed Gwynne and Dafydd’s criminality. Blakemore has carried out collaborative work with Prof Mark Williams of Mindfulness Miracles funded by a big Wellcome Trust grant. Sarah-Jayne Blakemore is the UCL academic responsible for Wellcome Trust funding. But then her dad Sir Colin was CEO of the MRC, held Chairs at Oxford, Cambridge and London Universities, as well as most of the most prestigious positions in British Science.

Sir Colin Blakemore
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Blakemore photographed in London in 2012
Born
Colin Brian Blakemore

(1944-06-01) 1 June 1944 (age 75)[1]

Alma mater
Spouse(s) Andrée Elizabeth Washbourne[1]
Children Jessica Blakemore Sophie Blakemore Sarah-Jayne Blakemore[2]
Awards Robert Bing Prize (Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences), Prix du Docteur Robert Netter (Académie Nationale de Médecine, France), Cairns Memorial Medal, Michael Faraday Prize (Royal Society), Osler Medal (University of Oxford), Ellison-Cliffe Medal, Alcon Research Institute Award, Charter Award (Society of Biology, Baly Gold Medal (Royal College of Physicians), Edinburgh Medal, Science Educator Award (Society for Neuroscience), Harveian Oration (Royal College of Physicians), Ferrier Award (Royal Society), Friendship Award (People’s Republic of China), Ralph W. Gerard Award (Society for Neuroscience)
Scientific career
Fields Neurobiology, Ophthalmology
Institutions
Thesis Binocular Interaction in Animals and Man (1968)

See previous posts for more info on both Blakemores and their networks.

Tim is a member of the advisory board of the College of Medicine and an honorary Fellow of the School of Pharmacy, UCL.

Clement-Jones is a council member of the Heart of the City; Fellow of the Public Relations Consultants Association and honorary Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations; he is a governor of Haileybury and an ambassador for Barts Charity 

Lord Snowdon’s Top Doc grandfather trained at Bart’s and Lord S’s barrister father was a Governor of Bart’sSee the source image

He is a former trustee of the Barbican Centre Trust (2012–2016) and former chair of Crime Concern (1991–1995).Dr Dafydd Alun Jones

Until its merger with Macmillan Cancer Support in 2008,

North Wales Labour MPs and members of the Gang Mark Tami and David Hanson Doing Their Bit:

he was a trustee of Cancerbacup, the UK cancer information charity founded by his late wife, Dr Vicky Clement-Jones FRCP.

Tim is Patron of Attitude is Everything; Philip BanfieldMusic Venue Trust and 2020Health.

Tim is the son of Maurice Llewelyn Clement-Jones and (Margaret) Jean, née Hudson. Educated Haileybury and Imperial Service College and Trinity College, Cambridge (economics).

Very little has changed re ovarian cancer since Vicky Clement-Jones died. That does not mean that research should stop, but I do wish that the lies and false promises would. Philip BanfieldOvarian cancer often kills because the ovaries are in the abdominal cavity and by the time that the patient has symptoms, the cancer is often advanced and has metastasized. Patients frequently report repeatedly consulting Top Docs about symptoms only to be told that nothing is seriously wrong.Philip Banfield
Simon’s patient Patricia Brackenbury might have lived what is considered to be a Wholesome Life for a dance teacher on Anglesey, but the risk factors re ovarian cancer are not crystal clear. Most theories involve hormones and some people maintain that some hormonal preparations recommended by Top Docs increase the risk of ovarian cancer. If patients ask about that, they may well be told ooh yes but it decreases your risk of other cancers. Which might well be true. Then the patients who have developed the other cancers perhaps because of the hormonal preparations prescribed Raise Money and Campaign to Fight Cancer…
I note that Patricia Brackenbury’s fundraising efforts were conducted in collaboration with the Bulkeley Hotel in Beaumaris. The Bulkeley is one of the grander establishments in Beaumaris and is a favourite with er the Top Docs. Many Top Docs and their families and friends get bladdered at the Bulkeley and if the cash for Simon’s research was raised in partnership with the Bulkeley Hotel, it is very likely that the Bulkeley knew that it had to come up with Generous Contributions or Fings Would Break. Whether the Top Docs themselves contributed substantially (probably not, in the light of their conduct re paying their taxes), whether the Bulkeley itself provided the dosh or whether there were porkies told about the amount of dosh raised I have no idea. But the Bulkeley has relied on the custom of the Top Docs and the Gang for years, it wasn’t going to say no to Supporting Simon’s Research.
Anglesey County Council is run by the Gang, as is Beaumaris Town Council and corruption scandals involving both are frequent and have made it as far as ‘Private Eye’ (see previous posts). Beaumaris and the surrounding area is the habitat of choice for Ysbyty Gwynedd and Bangor University staff. See ‘Our Man In Llandegfan’.
Patricia Brackenbury’s home town of Llangefni is the site of the HQ of Anglesey County Council and Dafydd lives some four miles away. Dafydd’s son Dyfrig ap Dafydd practices as a GP near Llangefni.
The Bulkeley Hotel is within easy reach of what is known as Millionaire’s Row, the stretch along the Menai Strait between Menai Bridge and Beaumaris that hosts some of the most expensive properties on Anglesey. Many of them are owned by Top Docs. If the Top Docs of Ysbyty Gwynedd don’t live on Millionaire’s Row, another of their habitats is Conwy or Deganwy, where Simon and his cycling charidee fund-raising mate live. There’s a marina there where they can keep their boats and the weather is nicer than in Snowdonia.
There are also many of Dafydd’s Private Healthcare initiatives in the Conwy/Deganwy/Llandudno area. Other Top Docs find that area fertile ground for private practice as well, because there are many more people living in that area who can afford to Go Private than there are in other parts of north Wales.
The North Wales Medical Centre is located in Llandudno. Dafydd used to hold clinics there and he was also part-owner/Director or something as well. I have been told that the North Wales Medical Centre was one of the places at which women could access terminations for a fee during the years that the Top Docs – including those who Had Daughters – right across north Wales conspired to deny any woman an NHS termination for any reason. Those Good Old Days continued until the late 1980s, as all Top Docs across north Wales simply ignored the 1967 Abortion Act. Philip Banfield
The Top Docs would however, refer any woman on demand for a Private Abortion if they handed over the money. D.G.E. Wood ran a brisk trade thus at the Student Health Centre at UCNW. Philip Banfield
See eg. ‘It’s Bachman Turner Overdrive – Not Arf’. Every politician in the UK knew that this was happening in north Wales, including Wimmin’s Champ David Steel who steered the 1967 Abortion Act though Parliament (see eg. ‘Man Of Steel’) and the many other Wimmin’s Champs – including those among the ladies – of Parliament eg. Jo Richardson, Ann Clwyd, Harriet, Baroness Vera Houghton et al. It was never mentioned in any Parliamentary debates on abortion or indeed in the media.See the source imageThe Windbag knew what was going on  – Glenys grew up on Anglesey and was mates with the Gang, as was the Windbag – and all the north Wales MPs knew that it was causing havoc, including Ieuan Wyn Jones, who’s wife was er a midwife. One big helping hand to the Top Docs of north Wales who flagrantly broke the law re abortions was Dafydd’s mate Sir Gerard Vaughan, a Top Doc and Tory MP for a Reading constituency, 1970-97.Philip Banfield

Gerard Vaughan knew Dafydd. Gerard was just a few years older than Dafydd and was a psychiatrist who had trained at the Maudsley. Vaughan was also an enthusiastic Freemason. Vaughan trained as a Top Doc at Guy’s, before undertaking training in psychiatry at the Maudsley. Gerard was a child psychiatrist who was the consultant in charge of the Bloomfield Clinic at Guy’s Hospital, 1958 -79. Vaughan held a post at Guy’s when so many of them there were colluding with Dafydd and the gang in north Wales, including Dafydd’s mate Jim Watson, Professor of Psychiatry at Guy’s, 1974-2000. Before he relocated to Guy’s, Jim Watson was the Pioneering Sex Therapist at St George’s Dept of Psychiatry as St George’s became one of the HQs of the Westminster Paedophile Ring. Jim also trained other sex therapists. Here’s Jim:Professor-JP-Watson Jim and his friends and colleagues starred in my post ‘A Galaxy Of Talent’, but I have realised that Jim was such a huge problem that he is well worth another visit here. Jim Watson was one of those senior Top Docs, like Baroness June Lloyd and Ollie Brooke (see ‘Too Many Pills’) and Geoffrey ‘Bodger’ Chamberlain himself, drafted into St George’s in the late 1960s/1970s to build up the Westminster Paedophile Ring (see ‘Meet the Gwerin!’). Jim was at the centre of things even more than the rest of them were, what with Jim being a Sex Therapist.

Jim’s wife Christine wrote his biography that appears on the Royal College of Physicians Munk’s Roll ‘Lives of the Fellows’ online:

James Patrick Watson b.14 May 1936 d.3 August 2016
BA Cantab(1957) MB BChir(1960) DCH(1963) MRCP(1964) DPM(1967) MRCPsych(1971) MD(1974) FRCPsych(1977) FRCP(1978)

James Watson (known as ‘Jim’) was emeritus professor of psychiatry at King’s College, London and an honorary consultant psychiatrist at the South London and Maudsley NHS Trust, having been one of a group of young British psychiatrists in the 1960s and 1970s charged with the task of transforming the care of the mentally ill from the large asylums into general hospital and community facilities. He approached this task with enthusiasm for improving clinical care, a deep commitment to the trainingof psychiatrists and other mental health professionals, and to relevant research.

Jim was the eldest of three brothers born to Hubert Watson, a teacher, and Grace Mizen, who qualified as a doctor at Charing Cross Hospital Medical School. His aunt Violet Mizen also trained in medicine at the Royal Free Hospital.

Pioneering Wimmin!!

The family was evacuated from Hackney to Haselmere, Surrey during the Second World War and later moved to Blackheath. The threebrothers were educated at Roan School for Boys in Greenwich, and all subsequently gained entrance to Trinity College, Cambridge. Jim excelled academically and in sport, was head boy, captain of football, cricket and in the chapel choir, and played soccer for the Cambridge University Falcons. Sadly his mother died from a stroke in his final year, but he successfully obtained his undergraduate degree and gained the Burney Yeo entrance scholarship to King’s CollegeHospital Medical School, London for his clinical training in 1957.

By the time he graduated in 1960 he had decided to specialise in psychiatry, probably nurtured by the clinical teaching of Denis Hill

Denis Hill was another of Dafydd’s crazy old mates who put his expertise to use helping VIP and British Establishment/State-sanctioned criminals, as discussed in previous posts

at King’s and encouraged by winning the White prize in psychological medicine. During his first house appointment in King’s casualty department, he noticed a senior medical student, Christine Colley,

and they were married in April 1962 after she had qualified. After two further house jobs in paediatrics and pathology at King’s, Jim undertook general medical training in London at the Brook and Mayday hospitals, gaining his MRCP in 1964. Trainee psychiatrist appointments at the Bethlem Royal and Maudsley hospitals and the Institute of Psychiatry as a senior house officer, registrar, senior registrar, researcher and locum consultant followed from October 1964, where he was particularly influenced by the psychotherapist RobertHobson,

Dafydd ‘trained’ with Bob Hobson at the Maudsley when Jim Watson was ‘training’ there. Bob was known to be running a shagfest (see post ‘The Mentor’) and Top Docs had a coded of way of referring to Bob Hobson and his circle in letters to each other to warn colleagues that a patient had been involved or targeted. It wasn’t used to discreetly help the patient, it was a distress signal to alert everyone to the presence of a witness and to ensure that the witness would not receive care and should be Taken Out as it were. I am in possession of such a letter written about me.

Bob shocked the word by relocating to Manchester from the Maudsley in 1974. Bob was needed in Manchester, the Gang were vastly expanding their enterprise. Peter Morrison became the Tory MP for Chester (as with Bob, there was a reason for Peter’s arrival on Gwynne and Dafydd’s turf) and the Children Act 1975 was about to hit the statute books thank to the long hard work of Dafydd’s mates, including Westminster Swinger Leo Abse, Jim Callaghan and Dr Death (see previous posts eg. ‘Cry, The Beloved Country’).

Manchester had the corrupt Top Docs, lawyers and judges – including Geraint Morgan QC, the Tory MP for Denbigh, 1959-83, as discussed in ‘Cymro 007’ – and until he moved to London after his success with Mr Thrope at the Old Bailey in 1979, George Carman – as well as the bent police officers and other professionals needed for serious organised crime to flourish. Swathes of Manchester University were on board, including the entire Medical School (the Medical establishment in Manchester had a few Giants who were propping up Gwynne and Dafydd, including Lord Robert Platt and Sir Douglas Black, as discussed in eg. ‘The Logic Of Medicine’) and as usual the social work academics; there were also personal friends of Bertrand Russell and Clough at Manchester University such as Isabel Emmett who was married to a man from Croesor, as discussed in ‘Vested Interest or Common Pool?’ and ‘Theatre of the Absurd’. Manchester also boasted the First Professor of Nursing in England, Prof Jean McFarlane, not much of an academic but one Big Nurse of organised abuse (see previous posts).

Then there was the Manchester entertainment scene (think Ben Elton et al who became so successful in the 1980s, when previously Footlights had dominated totally), the Manchester Music Scene (think the explosion: Morrissey, Simply Red, Oasis etc)… See previous posts.

Then there were the Old Favourites, some of whom were personally known to Dafydd et al.

The Chancellors and VCs of Manchester University were fully on board, in particular Lord Brian Flowers (see previous posts), who cut his teeth at Imperial College and became the King Of The London Medical Schools Ring, nipped up to Manchester University to be VC for a while and popped off back down to London University again to hold High Office there.

Manchester’s politicians did very nicely out of it all and were all involved to varying degrees

Ann Coffey, the Labour MP for Stockport See the source imageworked as a social worker in Gwynedd in 1973, so remembers the Good Old Days Of Gwynne and Lobotomies and subsequently bagged an MSc in Psychiatric Social Work from Manchester University, taught by Tony and Sadie’s mates.

Ann, like Little Nell, is one of the Parliamentary Experts in child sexual abuse and people trafficking. What would we do without them?

See previous posts for more Manchester laffs.

Tony Francis joined Manchester University’s psychiatry’s team in the mid-1970s from the Maudsley. Sadie Francis trained at Manchester University and her pioneering Lady Top Doc mother and grandmother, as well as having known the Lady Top Docs Edith and Shirley Summerskill (see previous posts) most probably knew Jim Watson’s pioneering Lady Top Docs mum and auntie, Grace and Violet Mizen.

The Manchester-based nightmare continues; Tony Francis’s son Adrian is now a barrister based in Manchester and carries out NHS and social services work but not on behalf of patients and clients (see previous posts) and Manchester now has a Mayor who’s track record re colluding with corrupt dangerous Top Docs takes some beating.

 

Bob Hobson was of course a Poet, like so many of the other sensitive souls in Gwynne and Dafydd’s circle, including Lady Juliet Bingley and a few who became Real Poets.

Meet Westminster Swinger Leo’s brother, Dannie Abse (see ‘O. Jones, O. Jones):

 

and community psychiatrists Jim Birley and Douglas Bennett.

Jim Birley was another mate of Dafydd’s. Jim excelled, Jim went publicly and floridly Insane at work to such an extent that it could not be denied. Jim was taken home and Given Time Off but recovered from this serious psychotic illness within three days after a Hot Bath and returned to work immediately which was fun for everyone. Not that it ever held Jim back, Jim became President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and led the field in campaigning against the Abuse Of Soviet Psychiatry for Political Reasons. I’m surprised that the Soviets didn’t nuke the UK for that reason alone…

I had an e mail a few days ago asking me if I knew of any examples of people who were handed over to the British psychiatric system for ‘political reasons, eg. after complaining about the police’. I told my correspondent that just about every Empowered Service User I knew who had experienced the sectioning and You’re Mad and We’re Right bit had got there after complaining about members of the ring, rather than the police. I think just about all of them had, it is that which results in Treatment, not any degree of distress, that is simply ignored…

Jim Birley was a good mate of Gwynne and Dafydd’s other Big Mate, Lord David Ennals, who cluttered up Parliament for decades, including as Callaghan’s DHSS Secretary. Ennals facilitated organised abuse in Norfolk (see ‘The Science of Animal Behaviour’) and began his decades reign at MIND after he became friends with Jim Birley who impressed Ennals with the Work For Discharged Mental Patients that Jim was doing in Southwark eg. sheltered housing, workplaces etc. Southwark was a rotten borough led by Lord Jim Mellish and his mates, that sent a great many kids in care to children’s homes in north Wales. Serious complaints were ignored, including one of a boy being sexually assaulted at gunpoint.

The infamous Labour Party civil war that took place over the 1983 Bermondsey by-election resulted from Peter Tatchell and his friends challenging the unbelievable corruption of Bob Mellish et al. The Labour Party machine and the media preferred Lord Mellish and his mates and gave Tatchell a very bad time. There was comment from some liberal sources about the homophobic attack on Peter Tatchell from the right wing tabloids but there was not a word published by anyone about Mellish’s criminal empire that was substantially founded on his business deal with Dafydd, because it was that which underpinned the other corrupt business deals that Mellish was signed up to. Simon Hughes the Liberal candidate won, on, ironically, a homophobic campaign; years later Hughes came out as bisexual. Simon Hughes went to school in Brecon and was a barrister of Inner Temple a la Mr Thrope, Lord Snowdon’s dad, famille Havers…

In Feb 1983 someone was desperate for Tatchell to lose the Bermondsey by-election because he has challenged the rotten empire of murdering gangsters who were running a trafficking ring that in particular targeted boys for the use of older men. Tatchell was beaten by a candidate who had by then had relationships with other men, on the basis that Tatchell was a Raging Poof. Gwynne, a leading light in the ring, was sitting in the Student Health Centre in UCNW; I was a student there and it was from Jan 1983 that Brown began receiving murder threats and we found ourselves under serious attack…

Gwynne and Dafydd were propped up by the security services and Dafydd was specially picked and trained up by them  to assist and then succeed Gwynne.

It was in 1983 that the Nice Young Drs Francis arrived in north Wales from Manchester.

Simon Hughes signed the 1992 Early Day Motion tabled by Plaid MP Elfyn Llwyd opposing the closure of Garth Angharad, the ‘hospital for mentally abnormal criminals’. Others who signed the EDM were Dafydd Wigley, Ieuan Wyn Jones, Ken Livingstone, Alun Michael, Martyn Jones, Paul Flynn, Thomas Graham and Nigel Jones. Garth Angharad wasn’t any sort of hospital for anyone, it was a building hidden away in the trees near Dolgellau, owned by Paul Hett, who also owned children’s homes/residential schools in north Wales in which kids were abused. Hett was so dodgy that even Ronnie Waterhouse was rude about him. Hett was a solicitor who was subsequently struck off for embezzling clients’ money, as described in previous posts. Garth Angharad was one of the Gang’s personal prisons that housed people who had complained about the Gang. Garth Angharad was an intermediate stop for victims on their way to Broadmoor, Rampton or Ashworth. See ‘More On Those Prisons For Folk Who Dared Complain’, ‘Further Information On Garth Angharad Hospital’ and ‘Those Who Signed That Early Day Motion’…

The ‘case conference’ about me held at the end of 1989 that I was never even aware of until I obtained my medical records decades later (see post ‘The Night Of The (Dr Chris) Hunter’) was held at Garth Angharad, while I was busy working at St George’s completely unawares. The case conference was Chaired by Dafydd’s mate Dr Chris Hunter of whom I had never heard until I read my records. Hunter took evidence from a number of other people of whom I had never heard, as well as Jackie Brandt, who had unlawfully detained me in Ysbyty Gwynedd in Aug 1986 and Jackie’s mate Keith Fearns, who had never met me at the time that he gave evidence to the case conference. Jackie and Keith both worked as social workers for Gwynedd County Council. The case conference was orchestrated by Tony Francis, although the amount of correspondence involved in the organisation and the number of people who were cc’d into the various correspondence will have meant that a huge number of people knew all about this Highly Confidential Matter, which was no doubt an integral part of the plan. Tony Francis had started the ball rolling re the case conference in the summer of 1989, BEFORE the July 1989 rigged ‘investigation’ into my complaint about the Gang by Robert Bluglass and Colin Berry, which did of course clear Dafydd of all serious offences and concluded that Dafydd was a ‘caring’ man who had been Harassed by me beyond endurance. See eg. ‘Enter Professor Robert Bluglass CBE’.

Tony Francis ‘gave evidence’ at Bluglass’s ‘investigation’ without my knowledge; Francis was not named in my complaint and had not been my Top Doc for quite some time.

I have a document in which Dafydd claimed that, after the hearing into my complaint, Bluglass told Dafydd that I would ‘likely end in a ward for the criminally insane’ and Dafydd noted that was a ‘chilling prediction’. It was one that they were all doing their best to ensure was an accurate prediction as well, they were working flat out…

I have a document written by Dr Robin Jacobson of St George’s/Springfield Hospital in early 1991 in which Jacobson states that he rang Bluglass about me and Bluglass ‘remarked informally’ that I had a ‘homicidal capacity’. Jacobson mentioned this in a letter to his colleague Prof Nigel Eastman of St George’s/Springfield, as well as Jacobson’s knowledge that Dafydd was sexually abusing patients and that Jacobson thought that Tony Francis was as well. The comments re my murderousness were repeated in nearly every communication to third parties about me, but not the comments about the sexual abuse of patients by Dafydd; they were simply repeated to other members of the psych team at St George’s and Springfield.

Michael Mansfield lived in Wandsworth, just down the road from St George’s and a great many St George’s and Springfield staff lived in Wandsworth, including David Hole, the Chief Technician for Bodger’s Dept who doubled up as a corrupt MSF rep. See previous posts.

Meanwhile, the social work colleagues of Robin Jacobson and Nigel Eastman employed by Wandsworth Borough Council were in direct communication with Tony Francis who had told them to contact Lucille Hughes for information re my Dangerousness. I had never met Lucille, although I had telephoned her after Gwynedd Social Services flatly refused to investigate my complaint after Jackie Brandt unlawfully detained me. I told Lucille that I was aware that she was Dafydd’s mistress and that I had evidence of serious crime on the part of Dafydd and his colleagues. Lucille laughed and told me ‘Well I suggest that you go to the police then’ and hung up on me. MI5 were listening to all my calls at the time.

By the time that Jackie unlawfully detained me there had already been one investigation into the abuse of children in the care of Gwynedd Social Services after complaints. The CEO of Gwynedd County Council, Ioan Bowen Rees, commissioned an Independent Team of Senior Officers from Dyfed County Council to investigate. Immediately before Ioan was appointed to high office at Gwynedd CC, he had been County Secretary for Dyfed CC. The Independent Team were literally Ioan’s old mates from Dyfed. There was a ring in Dyfed directly linked to the Gang in north Wales.

The current FM of Wales  worked as a social worker for Dyfed, as did the former husband of Nia Griffith, Official portrait of Nia Griffith crop 2.jpg the Labour MP for Llanelli. Nia was educated at Newland High School for Girls (now called Newland School for Girls) in Hull and Somerville College, Oxford where she graduated in 1979. Somerville was the alma mater of the likes of Thatch, Shirl, Shirley Summerskill, Margaret Jay etc and furthermore many of the female members of Lord William Piercy went to Somerville, including those of Nia’s generation, as discussed in ‘Lord Gnome, My Distant Relative By Marriage’. After Oxford, Nia trained to be a teacher (PGCE) at the University of Wales, Bangor. Griffith became a teacher at Queen Elizabeth Cambria School in Carmarthen, then Gowerton Comprehensive School, Swansea. Nia was a member of the NUT. Prior to entering Parliament, Nia was an education adviser and an Estyn Schools Inspector (the Welsh equivalent of Ofsted) from 1992. Nia was appointed to that role during the North Wales Police investigation into a possible paedophile ring operating in north Wales and Cheshire. Immediately before becoming an MP Nia Griffith was Head of Languages at Morriston Comprehensive School, Swansea.

Griffith was a founder member of a local Women’s Aid organisation. Sister Hutt founded Welsh Wimmin’s Aid and from it’s beginning that organisation has colluded with the Gang. Ieuan Wyn Jones’s wife was involved with Wimmin’s Aid in north Wales.

Nia is still a member of the NUT and the Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers (USDAW). Being a member of USDAW could have stood teacher Nia in good stead in the Welsh Labour Party; Sir Ray Powell, a particularly aggressive and influential member of the south Wales Labour Party mafia who served as the MP for Ogmore from 1979 until the old git died in office on 7 Dec 2001 – the year following the publication of the Waterhouse Report as everyone was still nailing the lid down on the cries of ‘What a bloody whitewash’ – was a member of USDAW. Ray had all the crap on the Gang, so much so that when Kilroy Silk was still a Labour MP for a Liverpool constituency, Kilroy Silk spent much time ingratiating himself and gossiping to Ray in the Commons tea room. When Ray Passed Over, his seat was succeeded by Huw Irranca-Davies.

Ray’s daughter Janice Gregory served as the AM for Ogmore, May 1999-2016. Janice was a dead cert for a seat in the new National Assembly from it’s establishment. Janice ruled over the Ogmore constituency Labour Party, being Wimmin’s Officer as well as Chair of Ogmore Wimmin’s Forum. After Alun Michael resigned as FM in Feb 2000 – Michael ran out of the door literally as the Waterhouse Report was published – Janice was one of three Labour whips who resigned at the same time, supposedly out of loyalty to Michael whom they alleged had been the subject of an attack by Andrew Davies AM. They were all a nest of poisonous lice and although they are attacking each other constantly, the real reason for the shenanigans in Feb 2000 was to create a smokescreen as Miranda’s lapdog Alun Michael made his escape when Ronnie’s Report became public. Michael grew up on Anglesey, worked as a youth worker and stood accused by Gwynne and Dafydd’s mate David Hunt of taking orders from NUPE. As opposed to David Hunt taking orders from the bigger and grander members of the Gang, such as Sir William Asscher, Dean of St George’s and judges (see ‘The Paedophiles’ Friends Of Cardiff North’). Janice Gregory was the subject of a great deal of controversy and dissatisfaction for being a dreadful old bag, but it was difficult to get rid of her… She knew about what had happened to me for a start.

After being re-elected in 2003, Janice was Chair of the Social Justice and Regeneration Committee, a close friend of a gang of old sex offenders knowing so much about Social Justice. Sister Hutt was Health Minister at the time and I was in the midst of the attempt to frame me for ‘threatening to kill Alun Davies’, which had all kicked off when Davies rang the police claiming to be in immediate danger from me while he was actually sitting in Sister Hutt’s office at the Assembly with her officials and possibly the Sister herself. I was in a locked ward in the Hergest Unit at the other end of Wales, but I had made a complaint about being assaulted and injured by four Angels…

Janice finally buggered off from the Assembly in 2016. Her seat was succeeded by Huw Irranca-Davies, who had decided that his Loyalty To Wales was such that he wanted to be an AM rather than an MP, so after having succeeded Janice’s dad in his Westminster seat, Huw then succeeded Janice in her Assembly seat…

When in Westminster, Huw grovelled to the best. He was PPS for Jane Kennedy, who worked in social care for Liverpool City Council, then became the Labour MP for Liverpool Broadgreen, 1992-97 and then Liverpool Wavertree, 1997-2010, when Jane’s previous constituency was abolished. Liverpool Broadgreen is the location of one of the big Liverpool hospitals run and staffed by Dafydd’s mates (see previous posts eg. ‘My Arse – It’s Tatifilarious!’) and Jane is one of Dafydd’s Loyal Retainers on Merseyside.

When Jane Kennedy decided to step down as an MP, Jane worked hard to bag Luciana Berger the nomination and then selection as the candidate for Liverpool Wavertree, in fact Jane and her partner Peter Dowling, the local Labour Party’s political agent, worked so hard at that that there were allegations of unfair practice and rigging. That might be the source of dissatisfaction re Luciana in Wavertree rather than Luciana’s allegations of anti-Semitism. Luciana may well have had nasty comments but her mode of entry to the Commons did nothing to endear her to her constituents. Kennedy had been an Area Organiser for NUPE in Liverpool on Dafydd’s manor… See ‘A Celebration Of Dafydd’s Medical Training’. Ronnie Waterhouse and his mates ruled supreme in Liverpool legal circles…

Luciana decided that she wanted to be the MP for Liverpool Wavertree in 2010. It doesn’t take a genius to work out what was going on…

In 2012, Jane Kennedy became the Merseyside Police and Crime Commissioner for Liverpool and she is still there, although Jane’s real love is Breeding Champion Dogs, she’s far more dedicated to that than contributing to a huge cover-up…

Jane left the Labour Party not so long ago  in the midst of the outbreak of scrapping that has prevailed for the last two years. One reason Jane gave was that Degsy Hatton had been readmitted to the Party; Jane is someone who believes that she assisted the Windbag in Defeating Militant in Liverpool.

In that case perhaps Jane can tell us all why she had never raised any concerns at all about the death of the Labour MP for Bootle, Michael Carr, on 20 July 1990, literally at the hands of the Top Docs in Walton Hospital, a hospital run by Militant, after Carr had fought Militant long and hard. The conduct of the staff of Walton Hospital was so inexplicably negligent that there were attempts to mount a criminal prosecution. It was blown out of the water by the usual suspects. Michael’s family never understood why NHS staff did not stand trial.

The circumstances of Michael’s death were eclipsed by Dr Death, who stood as the SDP candidate in the by-election that followed Michael’s death and memorably polled less than the Monster Raving Loony Party. It caused Dr Death to finally stop trying to become PM, but the slaying of Michael Carr was lost amidst the hilarity.

Here are the details:

Michael Carr served as MP for Bootle for 57 days. Carr, the son of a policeman, was born in Bootle. He went to St Mary’s College in Crosby – the home town of Cherie and the constituency represented by Shirl, DATES (see previous posts) – found employment in the Netherlands and then Fareham where he met his wife Lyn; they married in 1970 and had four children. Carr moved back to Bootle the next year, where he worked as a wharfinger in the docks on the Mersey. In his 20s Carr travelled in the Middle-East.

As a dockworker, Carr joined the TGWU and became active in the union. He joined the Labour Party in 1976 and was elected as a Labour Councillor on West Lancashire District Council. Carr later moved to Kirkdale and was promoted to be a clerk working on the docks. He served on the North West Executive of the Labour Party from 1980. In this post Carr helped to remove the members of Militant from the Labour Party in Liverpool, which they had previously dominated and was Chairman of the temporary committee which replaced the Militant-dominated Liverpool District Labour Party in guiding the work of the Labour group on Liverpool City Council. Carr worked to ensure that the Labour Party in Liverpool was advocating non-Militant policies. Carr became Secretary of Liverpool Walton Constituency Labour Party in 1987. From 1984 Carr worked as a full-time union official, in the Garston office of the TGWU, where he specialised in looking after the interests of workers in small factories.

Carr sought selection as the Labour candidate for Liverpool Walton when Dafydd’s patsy (see previous posts) Eric Heffer announced his retirement in 1989, but lost to Peter KilfoyleAllan Roberts, the MP for Bootle, died from cancer on 21 March 1990.

Allan Roberts
Member of Parliament
for Bootle
In office
3 May 1979 – 21 March 1990
Preceded by Simon Mahon
Succeeded by Michael Carr
Personal details
Born 28 October 1943
Droylsden, England, United Kingdom
Died 21 March 1990 (aged 46)
Political party Labour

Allan Roberts was a teacher and social worker before his election; he was on the left of the Party. Roberts was born in Droylsden on the eastern side of Manchester and went to Littlemoss Boys’ County Secondary School. He first trained as a teacher at Ashton-under-Lyne College of Education and Didsbury College of Education, both colleges in the Manchester area. The Top Docs of Manchester facilitated a ring in Manchester which reached back to Gwynne’s era…

Roberts joined the Labour Party while still a teenager in 1959 and the next year also joined CND, so he could well have been networked into Bertrand Russell’s crowd. See ‘Captain Swing and His Crew’.

In May 1978, Roberts was a surprising choice to replace Simon Mahon who was retiring as MP for Bootle, a constituency in which Roberts had no local roots. Mahon and Roberts were almost polar opposites: Mahon was born in Bootle, a right-winger, a Roman Catholic with traditional views on morality, while Roberts was from Manchester and a member of the New Left

Roberts will have known the old New Left favourites who were linked in with Bertrand Russell and Sir Clough’s crowd, including Eric Hobsbawm, Uncle Harry’s brother-in-law, Stuart Hall, E.P. Thompson et al, as discussed in previous posts.

According to openly gay Labour MP, Chris Bryant, Roberts was gay.

Roberts  supported Tony Benn in the Deputy Leadership election of 1981. Roberts opposed the Falklands War and joined the Socialist Campaign Group in December 1982. Militant was active in Roberts’s constituency, which neighboured Militant’s Walton base.

Following the 1983 General Election (in which he was re-elected with a 15,139 majority), Roberts nominated his constituency neighbour Eric Heffer for the Labour Leadership and Michael Meacher for the Deputy Leadership.

See previous posts for info on Meacher – who, when he was an academic, while writing a 1969 Fabian Society pamphlet on the subject of care for the elderly, discovered that care for the elderly was so bad that Meacher scarpered and didn’t concern himself with it again – including details of Meacher’s ill-fated libel action against Alan Watkins/ Donald Trelford/The Observer’ that Meacher lost but only because Watkins et al played their cards re the Westminster Paedophile Gang more successfully than Meacher did, as well as Meacher’s gathering, in Aug 1984, of detailed info from NHS Authorities and his lobbying of Labour members of those Authorities eg. ‘Britain In Agony’.

There are a few matters discussed in detail in ‘Britain In Agony’ that are worth remembering re Meacher. Meacher was a graduate of New College, Oxford, so had security services links. He was also an alumnus of the LSE – and taught at York University as well as the LSE – so was networked into Richard Crossman’s LSE crowd, including all those LSE graduates who became social workers colluding with abuse eg. Sister Hutt. Meacher served as the Chairman of the Hull Branch of ASTMS, the union led by the dreadful Clive Jenkins, who, assisted by Moss Evans (see previous posts) was substantially responsible for ensuring that the Windbag became Leader of the Labour Party. Jenkins boasted that his hobby was ‘organising the middle classes’ and he was so successful at unionising the swathes of white collar workers in the public services – the ASTMS had many members in the NHS – that the union movement virtually abandoned the plebs and simply ignored the plight of the very vulnerable who were being neglected and abused by Jenkins and his henchmen/women. Clive Jenkins’ union became MSF (see eg. A Very COHSE Relationship With Some Very Nasty People’), whose corrupt reps in the NHS (including at St George’s) became very powerful by putting their knowledge of the criminality of the Top Docs to good use. See ‘I Warn You…’

Clive Jenkins did such damage to the Labour Party as well as the union movement – he was a real vote-winner for Thatch, people hated Clive Jenkins – and was so effective at concealing the Westminster Paedophile Ring – that I’m wondering who Jenkins really was working for, particularly in the light of the allegations that the security services were working hard during the 1980s and 90s to keep Labour unelectable.

Two of my biggest problems at St George’s were the two corrupt MSF reps, David Hole and Deb Everard; I had to share labs with them and they were a bloody nightmare. Both were known to be corrupt but no-one would reign in their atrocious behaviour. Now I know that the Gang organised that wonderful job opportunity for me with Bodger’s crew at St George’s and that their criminality partnered the Gang in north Wales, perhaps the Windbag would like to explain his part in assisting Dafydd and Tony Francis re my transportation to St George’s. The Windbag who was the NUS Leader at Cardiff University when Francis was a student there.

Meacher considered himself a Welfare Expert and he served as a Minister in the DHSS under Battling Babs Castle when she was Secretary of State for the DHSS and in collaboration with Jack Straw, her aide and minion, was colluding with Gwynne and Dafydd et al; they concealed a great many deaths as well as organised abuse.

Meacher served as the Windbag’s Shadow Secretary of State for Health and in Aug 1984, Meacher sent out a highly intrusive questionnaire to all Health Authorities, seeking to overtly lobby Labour members of those Authorities. The plan was so blatant that there were complaints from Labour members to the Windbag and it was subsequently used against Meacher in his libel action. At that point the Windbag denied all knowledge of the skulduggery and Meacher’s Little Helpers scarpered, leaving Meacher alone.

By Aug 1984 I was seeing Tony Francis and had applied for a place at the Welsh National School of Medicine as a graduate student. I received a place, didn’t discuss any of it with Francis, although Gwynne smugly told me that he knew. I responded that someone had therefore breached confidentiality, WHO? Gwynne sucked his teeth and remained silent. I asked Wood who had been leaking info about me. Wood yelled at me and claimed to Know Nuzzing… Imagine my surprise when Tony Francis then told me that he knew as well and how upset he was that I hadn’t trusted him enough to tell him. I have since discovered that the Gang perceived me as such a threat that the Cunning Plan was to make sure that I was offered a place and then to chuck a spanner in the works a few months later to stop me from taking it up. I haven’t yet had time to blog about that, but Adrian Bell, Wood, Coleg Menai and those others involved should know that I’ve been in possession of the info for a while now.

When Meacher sent out his questionnaire to the Health Authorities, a girl with whom I’d been mates with at UCNW was renting her accommodation from D.G.E. Wood and sharing it with Sarah Jenkins, who had just graduated in psychology from Bristol University; she’d been on the psychology degree at Bristol with Sarah Macaulay, who later married Gordon Brown. Sarah Macaulay met Gordon when she and her business partner Julia Hobsbawm, daughter of Eric, were undertaking PR work for the Labour Party. Eric became very good mates with Gordon; Gordon who used Lord Jack McConnell and a great many other people’s knowledge of my battles with the Gang to advance himself. Gordon caused much trouble for Merfyn when Merfyn was VC of Bangor University.

Sarah Jenkins’s mum was Sheila Jenkins, the most toxic Gwynedd social worker imaginable, who lied to the police about me (and others). Sheila Jenkins was mates with Sadie Francis. The Jenkins family were big Labour Party supporters. See previous posts.

When Michael Meacher ran for the Deputy Leadership of the Labour Party, NUPE supported him, although they supported the non-left Windbag for Leader. Earlier, in 1981, NUPE had supported Wedgie Benn for Deputy Leader when he challenged Healey.

How did one gain NUPE’s support in a Labour Party battle in the 1980s? You told the Top Docs and social workers that they were Caring, Needed More Resources and that you’d help shaft Brown and me. Simple!

I don’t know who the Labour members of the north Wales Health Authorities in 1984 were precisely. I lived in Gwynedd which was dominated by Plaid, although there were people like Betty Williams around who were Labour; Betty would probably have loved to have sat on a Health Authority but I don’t know if she did. Clwyd Health Authority, domain of Dafydd, will have had many Labour Councillors, swathes of north east Wales were Labour and the Windbag’s good mate Lord Baz aka Barry Jones was one such person.

Malcolm King might have sat on a Health Authority; King made a name for himself as a Brave Pain In The Bum who would not remain quiet about the abuse of kids in care when he was Chair of the Clwyd Social Services Committee, but sadly like many other Brave Pains In The Bums, Malcolm didn’t speak out about everything that he could. I was asked the other day if Malcolm King had ever been in touch with me, particularly after I began blogging. No, I haven’t heard a peep from Mr King, although before I began the blog, there were other politicians who were helpful. They don’t want to be found dead, so I haven’t told all as it were…

Previous posts have discussed how NUPE steadfastly supported social workers accused of abuse and in north Wales, at least one of the NUPE reps was acknowledged to have abused kids in care. He was obliged to – eventually – leave his job with Clwyd County Council and although he was given a pay off, he appealed that he had not received a big enough lump sum. He stars in the Waterhouse Report as someone who, with his mates, took a 14 yr old resident of a children’s home to a pub, plied her with booze and then had sex with her. This NUPE rep wasn’t a social worker, he was a gardener, but they even paid him to go away because he had so much knowledge of criminality in high places. See previous posts.

Meacher was busy when Gwynne and Dafydd’s mate Richard Crossman was Editor of the ‘New Statesman’, 1970-74; Crossman used to grumble about the number of unsolicited articles that Meacher sent him…

Meacher’s wife Molly also sent Crossman articles for the NS. Molly was/is even more dangerous than Meacher. Molly was a social worker in north London, particularly concerned with the Mentally Ill and, once the Gang were trying to have me banged up, the Criminally Mentally Ill. Molly has Chaired/sat on NHS Authorities in London, including in the East End, where Brave Wendy Savage was facilitating a ring in partnership with Dafydd’s Gang. Molly’s chum Dame Ruth Runciman also occupied NHS governance roles and served as the Chairman of the Mental Health Act Commission, when the MHAC ignored my complaints about Dafydd et al. See ‘A Vintage Crop’ and ‘          ‘.

Moll has held a whole string of appointments in which she had helped the Gang eg. with the CAB and the Police Complaints Authority. See ‘Britain In Agony’.

Michael Meacher is now dead and Moll is in the Lords and married to Lord Richard Layard, who’s ‘happiness’ discourse has been nearly as helpful to those we know and love as Mark Williams’s Mindfulness Miracles. See previous posts.

With regard to Michael Meacher’s libel case against ‘The Observer’, Meacher was represented by Seifert Sedley Williams, which was the company of Sir Stephen Sedley, a well-known Human Rights barrister who has remained schtum about the Gang. Meacher appealed after he lost the libel case – although he later dropped the appeal – and Bindman and Partners handled his appeal. Sir Geoffrey Bindman is another high profile HR lawyer who has remained curiously silent about the Gang, but as his dad Gerald was a GP in Newcastle, part of Gwynne’s friend Lord John Walton’s partner ring to the Gang, we should not be surprised. Gerald lived until 1974, so he wasn’t Ancient History when business was booming in north Wales.

When Meacher was undertaking his nasty little lobbying initiative with Labour members of Health Authorities who had facilitated a Gang of sex offenders, his political adviser was Sir (Joseph) Alan Meale, alumnus of Ruskin College and Durham University, who served as the Labour MP for Mansfield, 1987-2017. See ‘Britain In Agony’.

I have been told that C was in on Michael Meacher’s questionnaire-related activities and the data that it harvested.

I suspect that Meacher was mauled badly as a result of his libel action because although he had worked hard to make friends with a gang of paedophiles, people associated with ‘The Observer’ had worked harder and for much longer. ‘The Observer’ was for years owned by the Astors of Profumo Affair fame, in which Gwynne and Dafydd played a major role but their names were kept out of it. Donald Trelford may have been small but perfectly formed, but he also grew up in Coventry, on the manor of Richard Crossman and Dafydd’s partner ring. Trelford’s old school played sports with Robert Bluglass’s old school and Trelford and Bluglass were both Important People From Warwickshire and enthusiastic members of alumni associations.

Norah Beloff was a journo for ‘The Observer’ as was her husband; Norah’s entire family were mates with the Gang and her brother Lord Max was a big pal of Ioan Bowen Rees, CEO of Gwynedd County Council. See previous posts.

Alan Watkins was a feature of the Garrick, as were Gwynne and Dafydd’s mates William Mars-Jones, Ronnie Waterhouse and Robin Day. The Garrick is a favourite with lawyers and judges, so Meacher didn’t stand a chance really, even with Stephen Sedley and Geoffrey Bindman.

RIP Michael Meacher, DATES: He lived by the Gang and died by the Gang.

Other folk Geoffrey Bindman represented included Jack Straw, that well-known washing machine salesman Keith Vaz and Amnesty International. Amnesty was led for years by Martin Ennals, brother of Dafydd’s mate David Ennals, David the big name in the Anti-Apartheid Movement and a mate of C.

Shirl ‘My mother was Vera Brittain you know’ Williams was friends with Robin Day. Testament of Organised Abuse: PIC

Arnold Goodman – clemency

Allan Roberts had made enough of a name for himself to become a columnist in the Labour Herald (a newspaper set up by the Labour left, including Ken Livingstone) in 1983. In November 1984, Roberts won a libel action against the News of the Screws, which had linked him to gay sex offences in Liverpool, PIC where he was ‘flogged naked in a dungeon in Berlin’.

I first met D.G.E. Wood in the Spring of 1983; I later found that he considered Brown and I to be far left. I don’t think that we were but Wood wasn’t that bright, dealt in stereotypes and only wanted to try to force me into the arms of the Gang anyway. The Angel who ran the Student Health Centre at UCNW with Wood, Liz Stables, grew up on Anglesey, had taught in Liverpool, then returned to Gwynedd where she had trained and worked as an Angel at the C&A Hospital in Bangor. Liz went to Liverpool frequently and was still friendly with some of her old pupils, who seemed to live difficult lives, working in the sex industry, going to prison etc. Liz was always popping over to Merseyside to Help. I presume that Liz was a key member of the trafficking ring; it would explain why she was mates with Dafydd and why she did such weird things after I complained about Gwynne. See previous posts…

I did used to chat politics to Wood, including about the havoc reigning in Liverpool. Wood read the Daily Mail and was rude about Degsy, so I never guessed that he was in business with Degsy’s circle. Degsy, Wood supported Dr Death and the SDP! I think you should know…

Dr Death knew about me anyway being Of The Gang, I’m impressed Death, we all took the piss out of you when we were young, I wish that I’d known…

I had experienced the encounter with Gwynne earlier in 1984; Maurice Macmillan, son of Harold, who had swindled my father when I was a baby, died unexpectedly on DATE March 1984, in Westminster, after an operation, I think just days after I encountered Gwynne. Maurice had served as the Tory MP for Halifax, DATES; he was succeeded by Shirley Summerskill, who held the seat, DATES. Summerskill knew Dr Death and also the Drs Francis.

I never discussed Maurice Macmillan swindling my father with anyone in north Wales, but someone in Somerset who was in touch with those we know and love (who were breaching all confidentiality by speaking to them) did used to discuss that with people, including the crooks and criminals whom were networking with some of the Somerset contingent who were passing the info onto the security services. Although they of course knew anyway, having been targeting my grandfather and father for years because of the enmity with Edward du Cann and his mate Tiny Rowland. I’ve received info that Dafydd knew about that and that Tony Francis almost certainly did, at least after a while – there are suggestions being made to me that the Drs Francis were sent to north Wales PIC MARS JONES in 1983 BECAUSE they were told about it and on the grounds that they might be required, what with me being at UCNW and targeted by the Gang…

After the row over Gwynne, D.G.E. Wood referred me to that Nice Young Doctor Tony Francis and I began seeing Francis in the summer of 1984, before he suddenly discharged me in May 1985, accompanied by a load of porkies that caused another row when I challenged him about them.

On DATE Nov 1984 – the month in which Allan Roberts won his libel case against the ‘News Of The Screws’ – Lord Maelor aka NAME Jones, who had served as the Labour MP for Merioneth (the constituency that included Bertrand Russell, Sir Clough and the crowd at Croesor), DATES, spontaneously combusted at his home near Wrexham. Before becoming an MP, Lord Maelor had worked as a teacher in north Wales, after training at Bangor Normal College. Lord Maelor enjoyed wearing ladies clothes when he was relaxing. Lord Maelor’s brother, NAME Jones, served as the Labour MP for Wrexham, DATES. See eg. ‘             ‘ for details of Lord Maelor and NAME Jones.

Allan Roberts was diagnosed with cancer in the late 1980s and died at the age of 46 on 21 March 1990.

In Feb 1990, Gwynedd County Council obtained an ex-parte injunction against me from Leeds High Court (although all parties concerned lived and worked in Gwynedd/Anglesey), preventing me from even writing to Gwynedd County Council employees re my attempts to follow up my complaints. Gwynedd social workers Keith Fearns and Jackie Brant swore affidavits and perjured themselves. Fearns had never met me and Brandt had met me at most three times and one of those occasions was when she detained me unlawfully in the psych ward at Ysbyty Gwynedd in Aug 1986. Brandt refused to discuss this matter with me on the phone or respond to my requests to answer questions. Lucille Hughes refused to respond to my requests for an explanation.

The judge who gave a gang of sex offenders a High Court injunction on the basis of their perjury was Sir John Kay. Kay grew up on Merseyside, went to school there, taught law at Liverpool University – CHECK biog – NAME OF Chambers in Liverpool – Gray’s Inn ??? Kay was a keen Rugger Bugger.

John Kay’s son Ben is an England Rugby International. Kay’s daughter Amanda Yip went into law, worked in her father’s Chambers in Liverpool, became a High Court judge – Dame now??? CHECK

See previous posts for details of John Kay, his offspring and the case against me over which he presided in Feb 1990 eg. ‘Some Big Legal Names Enter The Arena’ and ‘The Bitterest Pill’.

Keith Fearns, like Allan Roberts, grew up in Manchester, was involved with youth football when he was there and maintained links in Manchester long after he moved to Gwynedd.

After Allan Roberts’s death, Michael Carr was shortlisted for the Bootle candidacy along with Joe Benton, Mike Hall and Josie Farrington. On 25 April 1990 Carr was selected as Labour candidate for the constituency. He won the by-election to replace Roberts on 24 May 1990; Carr told the press afterwards that the Labour Party had treated the constituency as a marginal and had not just campaigned on issues like the Poll Tax but also on bus deregulation, which had hit people living on the outskirts of the town.

On 24 May 1990 CHECK there was another High Court case against me, brought by Gwynedd Health Authority, in the High Court in Cardiff. The presiding judge was Sir Malcolm Pill, Cardiff born and bred, who went to the same school as Rhodri Morgan. Pill ia a member of Gray’s Inn, as was William Mars-Jones. Gwynedd HA tried to secure an injunction against me on the same terms as that obtained by Gwynedd County Council in Feb 1990 ie. preventing me from communication with them in any way in my efforts to follow up complaints. Pill didn’t issue the injunction as requested, but it was part of another Cunning Plan in terms of the Gang returning at a later date to put the boot in. The barrister defending me was Ian Murphy; the barrister acting for Gwynedd HA was Crispin Masterman. They both later became judges. Pill, Murphy and Masterman all read mountains of documentary evidence demonstrating very serious criminality on the part of the Gang; they even referred to the documents during the case, simply ignoring the evidence of the wrongdoing…

Crispin Masterman and Ian Murphy worked in Chambers in Swansea. I didn’t realise at the time that the Swansea mafia were running their own scams and organised abuse ring that was in partnership with the Gang in north Wales.

As soon as the case in Cardiff High Court was over, Andrew Park, the corrupt Welsh Office lawyer, rang Alun Davies of Gwynedd HA, discussed the case and their Next Moves ie. Park instructing NHS staff to lie about me further, also to co-ordinate with Gwynedd Social Services and gain their advice re obtaining an injunction as good as the one that they managed to get out of John Kay in Feb 1990. The very next day CHECK after staff followed Park’s Cunning Plan, Peter Morrison was appointed as Thatch’s PPS.

See ‘Some Big Legal Names Enter The Arena’ and ‘The Bitterest Pill’ for details of cases… The Home Secretary at the time, David Waddington, played a major role in colluding with the Gang’s criminality; Waddington was a member of Gray’s Inn.

 

Here’s the former Chair of the Welsh Gov’ts Social Justice Committee, with friends, should anyone want advice on the matter of Social Justice:

Here’s a friend of a serial paedophile who was mates with Thatch, on the grounds that their Shared Methodism bridged the political divide: GT

Here’s a Baroness who is married to a Top Doc, both of whom Know Nuzzing:

The Baroness’s dad the Rev Bob was a South Glamorgan County Councillor, in fact the Rev Bob served as Leader of South Glamorgan County Council. The Baroness, although Of Ely and The Wrong Side Of The Tracks, as any fule kno, was educated at Atlantic College, which I think is still the most expensive private school in Wales. The Baroness is now on the governing body of Atlantic College. When people take the piss out of the Baroness of the Mean Streets having been educated at Atlantic College, the Baroness stresses that she went to Atlantic College on a scholarship. Indeed the Baroness did, but it was a scholarship provided by South Glamorgan County Council while the Rev Bob was a member of South Glamorgan County Council, in fact the Rev Bob might well have been Council Leader when that scholarship made its way to the Baroness.

Sister Hutt and the Pink Blancmange sat on South Glamorgan County Council along with the Rev Bob.

Atlantic College alumni are One Big Family, they are fond of each other and clubbable. My former GP at Waunfawr went to Atlantic College; he met his wife there, a Finnish girl who became an Angel. I liked that GP, he wasn’t fucking offensive like so many of his colleagues, but he did know what his colleagues were doing to me, he witnessed the unlawful refusal to treat me, the wrongful arrests, the whole lot but he just kept quiet and looked a bit embarrassed when the excesses of his colleagues had become horribly public yet again. After the guns at dawn incidents, I received a letter from the GP telling me that he was leaving the practice in Waunfawr, emigrating and did not intend to practice as a Top Doc in the UK again. I could understand why. The irony was that this Doc’s dad had also been a GP in Gwynedd and knew Gwynne and Dafydd…

This is what happens when no-one stands up to gangsters.

The Baroness became a member of the Labour Party when she was still in nappies and worked for the Windbag’s wife CHECK JOB TITLE and DATES HERE.

Sir William Asscher, who held senior roles at the Welsh National School of Medicine before relocating to St George’s as Dean/Principal in 1988, after Ollie was jailed and the previous Dean NAME was ritually sacrificed and written out of history a la Gwynne:

Asscher – Committee of Safety on Medicines – DATES

Oily!!

Although all the Deans and Principals of St George’s have been very, very guilty indeed with regard to the Westminster Paedophile Ring, it was the Ancient Alastair Hunter who served as Dean, DATES, who ensured that St George’s became a haven for the Posh who needed to conceal very serious criminality. Hunter trained at St George’s himself, qualifying in DATE. I have provided biographical details of Hunter in previous posts eg.         and I don’t have the capacity to revisit him here, but I have discovered that Hunter had two mates who knew Gwynne and were Of The Serious Rot themselves.

HERE – the first one

Ken Robson – HERE

 

Here’s Bodger’s good friend Cilla with a Famous Scouser, who’s dad Tony Booth was also a Famous Scouser, in particular Famous for being the Layabout in 1970s favourite ‘Til Death Us Do Part’:

I saw Alf Garnett aka Warren Mitchell standing outside of Hammersmith Hospital one day in 1986 or 87, when I was doing my MSc there. I wrote to Brown and told him about it, as well as the other celebs that I spotted in London. The letters were later stolen and flogged to George Carman and the Digger… I saw Chelle from EastEnders in London as well, she used to get on the same tube as me virtually every day. I’d get on at Wood Green or Finsbury Park and a few stops later Chelle would get on, you could have set your clock by Chelle. My friend who’s career was later wrecked by Michael Grade told me that people told her that ‘Chelle wears those very tacky clothes from places like ‘Next”. Which she did, but what I noticed most about Chelle was that she was a bad tempered miserable cow. She would get on the tube with her mate and they would say nothing to each other but stand there hanging onto the rail – it was always packed – rolling their eyes and chewing gum…

Warren Mitchell was interviewed in the NUS newspaper when Phil Woolas was NUS President  – Woolas was President when the row re Gwynne and me was taking place and Woolas built his political career on that, as discussed in previous posts. That NUS newspaper interviewed some interesting people in the light of what was happening at the time. I have mentioned their interview with Auberon Waugh in a previous post; Bron who wrote for the Eye, for the Torygraph etc, who lived at Combe Florey in Somerset and was a constituent of Edward du Cann’s. Bron did know about all the crap, including the Westminster Paedophile Ring… Now I’m wondering about the interview with Warren Mitchell that appeared in the NUS newspaper at about the same time.

Lord Barry Jones, the former Labour MP for East Flintshire, 1970-83, then the newly reorganised constituency renamed as Alyn and Deeside, 1983-2001, went to school in Hawarden, Flintshire, trained as a teacher in Bangor, worked as a teacher in north Wales and served as President of the Flintshire NUT, although that piece of info has disappeared from Lord Baz’s wiki entry recently…

Lord Baz was junior Minister to the Welsh Secretary Lord John Morris, 1974-79, while the Gang’s criminality reached new dimensions, but no, Lord Baz and the old bastard from Aberavon never noticed a thing, as discussed in detail in previous posts. The Lord Bastard of Aberavon was so good at not noticing that when Miranda became PM, Miranda brought the Lord Bastard out of mothballs and installed him as Attorney General. Well the Waterhouse Inquiry was underway…

The Windbag’s son now bedblocks Lord Bastard of Aberavon’s former seat.

Lord Baz served as the Windbag’s Shadow Welsh Secretary, 1989-92. Between 1994 and 2001, Lord Baz, unbelievably, served on the Intelligence and Security Committee. Not that we should really be surprised, because between May 2005 and Jan 2008, the Chairman of the Intelligence and Security Committee was Paul Murphy, who in Feb 2000 was the Welsh Secretary

who took receipt of the Waterhouse Report and declared himself delighted that a thorough and transparent Inquiry had revealed no evidence at all of a VIP paedophile ring in operation in north Wales and Cheshire; there was only a few bottom feeding sheepshaggers in north Wales who did some pretty terrible things to the kids of which Lucille Hughes had full knowledge but had ignored. Lucille Retired as Director of Gwynedd Social Services as a result but Had No Regrets and remained in business in CAIS, in the CAB, in the National Trust, in Soroptimist International, along with one of the most senior Gov’t Medical Officers in the Welsh Office and her mate pharmacist Carwen Howells, who was herself a Civil Service mandarin in the Welsh Office. Carwen was a leading light in Wimmin’s Equality Charity WEN Wales. I know because I was a Director of WEN for a short while; I, like others, gave up and resigned because the Carwens of the world just would let WEN achieve anything, although there were some excellent people in there.

Why was WEN so constricted? Because WEN could not do anything at all that would upset Sister Hutt. Sister Hutt even wrote a rude letter to WEN demanding that a paragraph of one of our Reports be rewritten. It wasn’t libellous or even mildly rude about Sister Hutt, it simply stated that in the last Assembly Election, a lot of female MPs had been lost and WEN hoped that this would not lessen the commitment of the Welsh Gov’t to Wimmin’s Issues. Sister Hutt swung into action immediately and a rude, threatening letter came our way. I was told by someone with past experience that this was characteristic of Sister Hutt… See previous posts…

Carwen Howell’s mate Lucille Gave Evidence to the Waterhouse Inquiry which surprised me because Lucille isn’t one for answering questions, but then I discovered that everyone who Gave Evidence was granted immunity from prosecution… See previous posts.

 

Paul Murphy is a Roman Catholic, a Bachelor who has not been blessed with children. Murphy succeeded Leo Abse as the Labour MP for Torfaen. Leo the Westminster Swinger, member of the notorious Abse family who were largely Top Docs and lawyers who facilitated the Gang. Abse’s brother Wilfred was a colleague of Gwynne’s until Wilfred emigrated to the US, where he became a Prof of Psychiatry. Dannie Abse didn’t want to go into medicine and once there, he wanted to leave, but Wilf strong-armed him into remaining. Wilf had pushed Dannie into medicine in the first place and insisted that he go to Westminster Hospital Medical School to train, as had Wilf. Wilf maintained that it was the best Medical School in the Whole World.

The Westminster was certainly popular with some south Walians who facilitated organised abuse. Westminster Hospital gained it’s reputation for Excellence because of the presence of Sir Clement Price Thomas there, the Top Doc originally from Merthyr Tydfil who operated on King George VI. Once Price Thomas had done that there was no holding him back or indeed the Westminster Hospital; one of the many invitations that Clement was delighted to accept was as President CHECK of the Welsh National School of Medicine. See previous posts eg. ‘Successful Surgery On King George VI!’

Leo was a very good pal of George Thomas and bribed and threatened the victims of Thomas’s sexual assaults into keeping quiet. Abse paid one man to begin a new life in Australia and threatened to fit another man up and have him imprisoned. Leo also stage-managed the PR and Lies To The Press in 1984 when George was hospitalised with an STD; the Top Docs and Angels all colluded and the favours were called in for ever after. That was in the same year as my complaint about Gwynne and the declaration of war on me that followed…

I presume that Abse was one of the many who’s advice was sought re me; he was a nasty piece of work, a bent lawyer who was well-networked and a la Dafydd, people were frightened of Abse rather than fond of him.

Paul Murphy spent years as a Torfaen Councillor before he succeeded Abse’s Commons seat, there is no way that Murphy didn’t know what Abse was doing. I can recommend that people read some of Abse’s psycho-analytical political biographies eg. on Thatch and Miranda, as discussed in previous posts. Parts of them are original and insightful, but Abse is also misogynistic, moves goalposts in a way in which the Top Docs would be proud (well Abse was almost one of them, he trained in analysis with them), over-interprets benign actions and events and has a rather worrying sexual interest in children. Abse was the subject of an historical police investigation himself re child abuse but his Name Was Cleared and at the end of the day it was

If anyone can tell me who it was whom Leo popped up to north Wales to speak to in person after I and Brown complained about his brother’s mate Gwynne, which documents – forged or otherwise – with which Leo was supplied and by whom, and whether it was Abse’s idea to illegally imprison me in the Bryn Golau Peep Show and do everything possible to threaten or bribe me into withdrawing my complaints, do drop me a line.

I’m waiting to hear from them!

Was it also Leo who decided that my friend Anne should be killed because it would be difficult to smear her and furthermore her extended family were all the sort who could not be bought off? Was Leo behind D.G.E. Wood’s efforts to force Annie, a girl who was at UCNW with me who also had evidence of the Gang’s activities, to emigrate to Australia, even finding her a job over there, resulting in her collapsing into tears with terror at the thought of being transported against her wishes? Annie’s best mate was transported as well, to the US, but in rather different circumstances; she was cultivated by D.G.E. Wood’s wife, offered a nice little job AND the opportunity to complete a PhD while being paid (very unusual in botany at the time because the funding was drying up), then it was a Wonderful Job In America after the PhD. See ‘Just A Language Divide?’.

But then Lindsay’s dad was the sports editor of the Torygraph, Wood had to be careful there, particularly as Lindsay knew about the corruption in the North Wales Police, especially the drug squad. I shared a dorm with Lindsay and Annie on a UNCW field trip, we discussed the names of corrupt drug squad officers, as well as pooling dirt on the wrongdoing of the Dept of Agriculture and the obnoxious conduct of John Farrar… They hated you Farrar, no wonder you and Stel joined in the en masse blackmail and demanded goodies to keep schtum. See ‘Lest We Forget’.

 

In 2007 Lord Baz was elected as President of NEWI (Glyndŵr University). He was installed as Chancellor of the University in 2009.

Lord Jones was elected Vice-President of the charity Attend in 2013 and currently holds this position.

Lord Baz was also appointed and currently holds the title of President of the Deeside Business Forum, a business advocacy forum for companies based on Deeside Industrial Park. Lord Baz currently holds the title of President of the Army Cadet Force Association Wales and is an avid supporter of the Army Cadet Force. Gang members are strangely drawn to the Forces, including those aspects of them that involve young people.

Baz is a lifelong fan of Everton Football Club.

It was keeping his mouth shut that resulted in Lord Baz becoming Lord Baz, as well as High Sheriff of Clwyd and Chancellor of Glyndwr University. Glyndwr University evolved from NEWI which evolved from Carftrefle College. Cartfrefle College distributed worthless qualifications to numerous people who were named as abusers in north Wales. Cartrefle College was micromanaged by Lucille Hughes and Nefyn Dodd and any whistleblowing students were removed from the course. Many of the staff at NEWI had worked at Cartrefle and there are a good few originals lurking in Glyndwr University, including on the governing body. See ‘A Vampire At Glyndwr University!

Nia’s father was Professor Thomas Gwynfor Griffith who held a Chair at Manchester University; her mother was Dr Rhiannon Howell.

See previous posts for further info re Nia and her circle.

Ioan’s mates from Dyfed gave Lucille and her staff at Gwynedd Social Services a clean bill of health in DATE after their Independent Inspection (see post ‘I Know Nuzzing…’) which took place while Nia was busy teaching kids in an area in which a ring linked to north Wales was operating, the area that supplied the Independent Inspectors who cleared Ioan and Lucille.

By the time that St George’s and Springfield staff were exchanging info with each other re Dafydd sexually abusing patients and with Wandsworth Social Services re my Dangerousness – the evidence for this being provided by Lucille, Tony Francis and Dafydd – the North Wales Police had launched an investigation into the possible existence of a VIP paedophile ring in north Wales/Cheshire. The investigation closed after some two years with the conclusion that there was no evidence of any such thing. Letters in my possession suggest that Lucille Hughes was personally known to someone in Wandsworth Social Services by the time that they were exchanging friendly letters with her about me. I had no idea that this correspondence was going on and I have never had any – or even been offered – contact with Wandsworth Social Services.

Donald Naismith, the Director of Wandsworth Education Authority, was known to be abusing kids in care.

Dafydd’s mate John Tilley arrived in London in 1966 and began making friends with those in the south London Councils; Tilley joined Wandsworth Borough Council in the late 1960s, just in time for John Allen taking out the long term lease in 1968 on what would become the Bryn Alyn Community. Tilley soon became Leader of Wandsworth Borough Council, then in 1978, Labour MP for Lambeth Central, in which role he lobbied for Dafydd and the Gang. When Tilley lost his seat, he bagged a senior job re the business side of things with Hackney Council, another Borough that was in partnership with the Gang’. See post ‘Lord Snooty The Third’. John Tilley knew how to make friends; after the 1981 Brixton riots, Tilley palled up with Lord Scarman Dr Dafydd Alun Jonesand it was Tilley who micromanaged Lord Scarman’s fieldwork in Brixton, identified exactly which ‘community leaders’ and police officers Scarman should meet etc. I remember the bad feeling about Lord Scarman not meeting the people whom he really needed to meet but simply undertaking a Tour of North Korea, but I had no idea that Dafydd’s mate had organised it all. See previous posts.

During the 1980s, Wandsworth was famously known as Thatch’s ‘favourite Council’ (how about that for bad judgement?) and the Council Leader, 1983-92, was the right wing Tory New Zealander Paul Beresford, Dr Dafydd Alun Joneswho was first elected to the Council in 1978. Beresford was a Park Lane dentist and most members of Thatch’s Cabinet were his patients. I have been told that Heseltine was one person who was particularly keen on Beresford and his dentistry.

Beresford picked up his K in the 1990 New Years Honours. I was working at St George’s at the time. Tony Francis had organised the Case Conference that took place in Nov 1989 that culminated in Dr Chris Hunter denouncing me as murderous and Feb 1990 saw the first of a whole series of High Court cases in which industrial scale perjury on the part of the Gang took place in attempts to imprison me. See ‘The Bitterest Pill’.

Little did I know that Bodger et al had already been busy in 1989, in collaboration with Tony Francis and the GangDr Dafydd Alun Jones Furthermore, although the world – and I – was told that Ollie Brooke’s career and life had ended in disgrace in Dec 1986 when he was jailed, in 1989 and 1990, Ollie was publishing with Bodger and other people who were working alongside me at St George’s. Ollie gave his affiliation as St George’s Hospital Medical School on all of the papers. See eg. ‘Too Many Pills’.

In April 1992 Beresford became the Tory MP for Croydon Central, days before the Brighton firebomb killed five witnesses to the North Wales Child Abuse Scandal (see post ‘The Silence Of The Welsh Lambs’).

Towards the end of 1993, I wrote to Michael Mansfield about the abuses of Gwynedd Social Services. Michael Mansfield lived in Wandsworth and was a neighbour of many St George’s staff.

Beresford was then elected as the Tory MP for Mole Valley in May 1997, succeeding Kenneth Baker. Beresford continues to practice as a dentist as well. See previous posts.

Previous posts have discussed another society dentist, F’s former father-in-law, Mr Hayes from Surrey, who was mates with Harley Street docs. It was well-known that Mr Hayes hated F, never wanted him to marry his daughter – although Mrs Hayes did like F – but after I began this blog, I was told that Mr Hayes conspired with Dafydd et al to have F framed and jailed. F knew that Hayes had been in contact with a psych in Sussex when F was in hospital there because F found out about it and was furious, but F had no idea of the extent of the wrongdoing.

F freely told people that Mr Hayes was a deeply unpleasant man and when F was still in Surrey he had been told that Mr Hayes was involved in some terrible things, but no-one would ever clarify. Mr Hayes was still very much alive in the 1990s, he used to visit F’s ex-wife in Bethesda and Mr Hayes parted with money to help when F’s ex had children. F’s ex-wife remarried a man who was known to be violent and who’s building/fencing business was, I understand, only surviving because of financial help from Mr Hayes.

F told me much about his former wife’s life as a posh girl in Surrey when they were young and the situation re famille Hayes, but I’m not providing details here, although people have been supplying info and asking me to blog about it. It’s enough to say that F was not the only person to tell me of Mr Hayes’s negative qualities or those of the man whom F’s former wife married after she split up with F. F’s ex soon found out what her new partner was like – he had previously grossly sexually exploited one of Dafydd’s lapdogs in Bangor MIND who in turn was concealing patient abuse herself and such was her value to the Gang that Helen was then given the job of leading lady in Gwynedd Rape Crisis– and the life of F’s ex too has been damaged by those we know and love, although she might not have realised it. So has the life of the dipstick from MIND…

The Gang were up to all sorts, having access to confidential data and Gang members in banks, accountancy firms etc. The whole of north Wales were either terrified of them or paid-up members… Previous posts have discussed the possible involvement of Kenneth Baker, an MP known to Mr Hayes and his friends, in the life of F.

Yesterday I was told that ‘David Jones MP was definitely involved’. Yes, I have long suspected David Jones. When F was swindled and fleeced by the predators who were then bribed to make fallacious allegations about F to enable his baby to be placed with people whom WPC Jo Bott, the child protection officer, admitted to my face were known to have abused kids, sexually and physically, the Bangor solicitor who acted for the abusers was Elwyn Jones, son of Sir Elwyn Jones, who served as the Labour MP for Conway, 1950-51. Gwynne the Royal Lobotomist came from Llandudno, which falls within the Conway (later Conwy) constituency. Elwyn shared a Bangor practice with David Jones.

Elwyn’s dad Sir Elwyn was the son of a Minister with the Calvinistic Methodists at Bootle. Sir Elwyn was educated at Bottle Secondary School, Ffestiniog Grammar School, UCNW and the University of London. Sir Elwyn qualified as a solicitor in 1927, was appointed Clerk to the Bangor Magistrates in 1934 and Town Clerk of Bangor in 1939. Jones was a member of Caernarfonshire County Council, 1945-69. Elwyn Jones served as a member of the National Parks Commission, 1966-68, of the Countryside Commission for Wales, 1968-71 and was a member of the Court and Council of UCNW from 1943, serving as Treasurer from 1970, and then Vice-President, 1977-82. While Gwynne sat in the Student Health Centre and Dafydd ran much of UCNW, in particular the Dept of Psychology…

One of the most influential people for years on the Council of UCNW/Bangor University who also served as Vice-President of UCNW (Lord Kenyon was President) was O.V. Jones (see post ‘Meet The Gwerin!’), an obstetrician based at St David’s Hospital, Bangor (see eg. The BMA And It’s Ethics’), who facilitated the organised abuse of children and vulnerable people, Dr Dafydd Alun Jonesthe abduction of babies and the er referral on demand for any woman who paid to a dangerous ‘private’ abortionist in Chester, while O.V. and all of his colleagues across north Wales unlawfully conspired to prevent any woman gaining access to an NHS termination for any reason until the very late 1980s (see ‘It’s Bachman Turner Overdrive – Not Arf!’). One person who did a brisk trade in those referrals was D.G.E. Wood in the Student Health Centre at UCNW. From what I could work out, Wood’s customers from the Student Health Centre were just about the only women who did have access to abortions in Bangor at the time. The area was so disadvantaged that local women had babies in difficult circumstances, or had those babies removed – often unlawfully – via St David’s Hospital or dear old Dafydd at Denbigh as discussed in previous posts… I met women to whom this had happened. Simon Leeson will have encountered them as older patients after he arrived in north Wales as a Nice Young Doctor.

The wives of people like Elwyn Jones used different routes to access ‘healthcare’, although I knew what happened to some of them including WOOD’S OWN WIFE and it wasn’t much of an advert…

I do keep stressing, the Top Docs did not know what they were doing re good clinical practice; they knew how to lie, forge documents, cheat, blackmail, perjure, conspire, but er how to care for patients?? No.

THE IRONY OF WHAT HAPPENED TO WOOD’S WIFE. I did think at the time, Christ, HOW did that happen?? Not that I ever told Wood that I knew about that…

FUCKING CLUELESS WEREN’T YOU ALL WOOD???

Sir Elwyn Jones served as the Labour MP for Conway, 1950-51, being defeated by the enthusiastic Tory Eisteddfodwr Peter Thomas aka Pedr Paedophilia. Sir Elwyn had another go at Conway in 1955, but was defeated by Pedr Paedophilia again.

Pedr Paedophilia has been discussed at length in previous posts, he was one of the Main Men. Pedr Paedophilia was the son of a solicitor and grew up in Llanrwst, as did Peter Higson and Ruth Hussey (see ‘Topsy and Tim’), two of the Main Men/Wimmin of the generation that followed Pedr Paedophilia. Pedr Paedophilia studied at Jesus College, Oxford, that favoured educational institution of the Grander members of the Gang: Huw Daniel is a Jesus College graduate, as was his dad Prof J.E. Daniel; loyal Gang member Gwilym Williams, Bishop of Bangor and Archbishop of Wales, studied at Jesus College Oxford when Harold Wilson was a student there, that stood the Gang in good stead; there are many more Jesus College, Oxford grads among the Gang as discussed in previous posts.

Pedr Paedophilia fought in WW II, escaping from concentration camps etc while forging good links with the security services that were put to excellent use when Pedr Paedophilia facilitated organised abuse. Pedr Paedophilia became a barrister, joining Middle Temple a la Ronnie Waterhouse, Greville Janner, Paddy Mayhew – who as Attorney General authorised all of those High Court prosecutions of me for contempt of court during 1990 and 91, although Paddy knew that perjury was being committed – and many others we know and love. Pedr Paedophilia worked on the corrupt Wales and Chester Circuit. In 1966 he was appointed as Deputy Chairman of the Cheshire Quarter Assizes, in 1968 he became Deputy Chairman CHECK of Denbighshire Quarter Assizes, retaining both posts until 1970. Pedr Paedophilia then served as a Recorder and held other judicial positions, including international ones.

Pedr Paedophilia served as the MP for Conwy, 1951-66 and then for Hendon, 1970-74. Pedr Paedophilia was one of those north Wales MPs who were supported by the security services to gain seats in north Wales from the early 1950s onwards, that prepared the region for its future as the HQ of the rent boy production line for the Westminster Paedophile Ring. Dafydd was trained up as Gwynne’s assistant and eventual successor from his entry into Liverpool Medical School in 1952. David Maxwell Fyfe aka Dai Bananas aka Lord Kilmuir was the key; it all kicked off when he was Home Secretary and Churchill gave him powers over MI5 as well as responsibility for Welsh Affairs. Kilmuir was a personal friend of Gang members and was used to terrorise anyone who dared cross them, including Local Authorities who got above themselves. It was all to do with ensuring Denbigh’s future as a helpful prison for the victims of VIP  sex offenders… See previous posts.

Pedr Paedophilia served as Grocer Heath’s Welsh Secretary, 1970-74. It was on Pedr’s watch when Headmasters at Bryn Estyn were removed in rapid succession, initially by suspension as a result of complaints about discipline, then by death in road accidents, until in 1972 Matt Arnold and Peter Howarth relocated from Axwell Park Approved School in Gateshead, where they had been part of Lord John Walton’s ring that operated in partnership with Gwynne and Dafydd, to Bryn Estyn, where they really got the party going.

The arrangements to devolve children’s social services from the DHSS in Westminster to the Welsh Office had been made under George Thomas as Welsh Secretary, but the dirty deed actually happened just after Pedr Paedophilia took office. By that time, John Allen had opened for business at Bryn Alyn, the children had begun arriving and after the 1975 Children’s Act – which was orchestrated by Leo Abse and Dafydd’s mates, with the full support of Jim and Audrey Callaghan, back when Jim was Home Secretary (see eg. Cry, The Beloved Country) with Dr Death providing the final touch with his Private Member’s Bill – the kids arrived in their hundreds, in particular from the North East, Southwark, the West Midlands and Greater Manchester. All complaints of serious abuse of children were ignored.

Pedr Paedophilia was off to the Lords in 1987, that Crucial Year for the Westminster Paedophile Ring. Pedr Paedophilia married into the Theatre; his wife was Tessa Dean, the daughter of Basil Dean.

Sir Elwyn was knighted in 1978 and was awarded the hon degree of Ll.D. by the University of Wales in 1979, the year in which Dafydd had unlawfully imprisoned Mary Wynch, a secretary at UCNW, after declaring her to have Paranoid Schizophrenia on the grounds that Mary maintained that there was a circle of corrupt lawyers in the Bangor and Caernarfon area who were in league with each other. That was Mary’s theory, it was hers, but it wasn’t hers alone. 

Here’s the proof of Mary’s theory:Dr Dafydd Alun Jones

Dafydd’s clinical skills being what they are, at no point did he even meet Mary to assess her and during Mary’s year long stay in Denbigh, Dafydd didn’t manage to drop in to assess her either. Mary had Paranoid Schizophrenia, it was Dafydd’s theory, Dafydd’s theory alone and he knew that it was correct.

The Proof of Dafydd’s Theory:Dr Dafydd Alun Jones

Sir Elwyn Jones married the daughter of Revd. Dr E. Tegla Davies and they lived at what became the family seat at Glyngarth, Menai Bridge.

Sir Elwyn died on 4 July 1989, by which time Tony Francis was organising his secret Case Conference about me to be Chaired by Dr Chris Hunter. Bluglass et al held their rigged investigation into my complaint in July 1989, a few days after Sir Elwyn’s death. The investigation was supposed to have been held many months previously, but I turned up to the venue to find a cheerful and friendly Prof Robert Owen, explaining that Dafydd had suddenly been taken ill and the hearing had been cancelled at such short notice that Prof Owen hadn’t been able to contact me, as I was in transit. I took the piss out of Dafydd’s sudden incapacity in a letter to Gwynedd Health Authority, only to, years later, find that Bluglass had, in one of his communications to which I was not privy, explained that it was he, Bluglass, who had been taken ill and I knew this, which just demonstrated how Mad and Vindictive I was towards poor old Dafydd…

When Sir Elwyn’s son was acting for criminals – I saw the letters written by Elwyn Jones, I know much of what Elwyn was up to, he was a crook who was in the pay of the Gang – Elwyn was sharing the solicitor’s practice that Sir Elwyn had established in Bangor with David Jones MP, well-known Christian, Freemason and husband of a midwife. David and his wife are anti-abortion and have used this as their USP. David Jones went to school near Wrexham and his dad owned pharmacies in the Wrexham area. David Jones’s dad knew Gwynne and Dafydd. See ‘The Right Honourable David Jones MP’.

Elwyn Jones used to meet members of the Gang at one of their HQs, Bangor Golf Club – Elwyn spent rather more time there than he did at work – including Slob Ingham, the thug of a CPN in the Arfon Community Mental Health Team, who was, when the predators represented by Elwyn Jones moved in on F, F’s CPN. F loathed Slob, as all ‘clients’ of Slob’s did. Slob was threatening Empowered Service Users in their own homes and they were far too frightened to complain because ‘They’ll section me’ or ‘He’ll come back again’. Nerys Owen, the JOB TITLE was given evidence that Slob was intimidating and threatening patients when I complained about him. Of course nothing was done; although I blogged about this in earlier posts, at least some of that text concerning Nerys Owen has disappeared… Nerys then popped up as a Director of THAT CHARIDEE FOR THE LEARNING DISABLED IN DENBIGH.

Slob Ingham was one of those who documented lies about my actions after being prompted by Ron Evans, the crooked lawyer who was employed by Gwynedd County Council. My solicitor Alwyn Jones was married to a solicitor who worked for Gwynedd County Council and who’s dad was a retired policeman who was in a Mason’s Lodge in Bangor. Alwyn knew Elwyn Jones and saw the nasty, intimidating letters that Elwyn was sending F. It was another case of me wondering why Alwyn had not been able to do more to help in the face of such atrocious conduct, but Alwyn claiming that his hands were tied…Which they probably were, while a shotgun was held to his head.

Alwyn was a leading light in the Round Table in Bangor. The Round Table used to undertake charidee work with Ty’r Felin children’s home in Bangor, where the kids were trafficked for sex to local venues such as the Octagon. Boys were sold in local hotels, including I suspect the Castle Hotel in Bangor, so perhaps Alexandra Aitken, who’s family owned the Castle Hotel, could confirm whether that was the case and whether that was anything to do with Alexandra being given a degree from UCNW in 1984 although Alexandra was caught with a crib sheet from which she was copying, in the exam hall.

‘What do the students here have to do before they’re refused a degree?’ asked D.G.E. Wood in disgust after the Alexandra Aitken business. Well all they have to do to be refused their First is to complain about Gwynne, as Wood knew, he was part of that particular deal!

Boys from Ty’r Felin were also trafficked to Dolphin Square. One was discovered there…

Time to come clean Alwyn!

Slob repeatedly perjured himself in Chester in July 1990, in an attempt to have me jailed. Slob hadn’t even seen the affidavit that ‘he’ wrote and signed before the morning of the case… See ‘Some Big Legal Names Enter The Arena’ and ‘The Bitterest Pill’.

More info about Slob has arrived with me; again I can’t blog about it, what he did to patients was just so vile that I am not prepared to add to their distress by discussing it here. But Simon knows and Simon knows that Slob was receiving all sorts of info that he should not have been.Slob Ingham’s abuse and violence was no secret, it was witnessed by Bangor University staff and by people working for the homeless hostel in Bangor. Ingham eventually declared himself to be a ‘sick nurse’  – ‘a piss artist’ I think is what Slob meant – and ‘did a deal with’ ie. blackmailed the NHS in order to live a comfortable life when it became undeniable that Slob was unemployable.

David Jones’s pal Elwyn not only inherited his dad’s practice and property but also his dad’s roles in Bangor University. Elwyn served on the Council of Bangor University and for years was the University Treasurer.  Elwyn knew about Gwynne and he knew about the staff who also knew about Gwynne and That Girl who complained and the financial settlements received by some of the staff when they ‘sued Bangor University’ for ludicrous reasons. Elwyn died in 2009, after I began publishing about mental health and north Wales and started litigation against the NHS. I’m sure that Ah the Doctors they were wonderful, but not wonderful enough to prevent the death of an unscrupulous insider, who as the Doctors will have known will have been blackmailing people left, right and centre should I begin discussing the sort of things discussed on this blog or publishing those letters with Elwyn’s signature on them…

Before David Jones shared Elwyn Jones’s practice, David Jones shared a practice with Ieuan Wyn Jones in Ruthin. Ieuan the Minister’s son from Denbigh, who became the Plaid MP for Anglesey, then Deputy FM, who married a girl from near Denbigh who became an Angel and a midwife and was involved with Wimmin’s Aid at Rhyl, Welsh Wimmin’s Aid being founded by Sister Hutt To Help Abused Wimmin.Ieuan who was friends with Alwyn Jones, my solicitor…

Ieuan’s wife died from cancer in 2014, Ah the Doctors they were…

David Jones was elected as the Tory MP for Clwyd West in 2005 and served as Cameron’s Secretary of State for Wales – DATES

There’s such a long and sordid history here….

Another society dentist – of a Harley Street variety – whom I was told was obviously involved in crime was Frank, who married Jenny. Frank and Jenny invested in ‘commodities’; the commodities paid for their residence on the Costa del Crime. Frank left Jenny and Jenny then had an affair with Gail’s real-life husband, Michael Angelis. Michael left Gail permanently and the last that I heard is still with Jenny – Michael Grade will have known all about it…

When Jenny began her relationship with Gail’s husband, ridiculous gossip columns in the likes of ‘Harpers Bazaar’ and ‘Tatler’ reported on the ‘vivacious blonde’… Er no, as my friend commented ‘Jenny is a grey haired woman…’ Jenny was also after another Rich Bloke, because from what I remember, Dodgy Frank had cut a hard divorce settlement that wasn’t too generous to Jenny and ‘Jenny’s got five years to find another rich bloke, she’s pulling out all the stops’. I didn’t realise that one of them was me!

I was given a performance of Jenny’s Techniques by one who had witnessed them, in particular the Dancing In The Presence Of Rich Men. When Jenny targeted Gail’s husband, there was much hilarity and I was told that Gail’s husband was never going to leave Gail and her regular dosh from Corrie for Jenny…

My informants were wrong but that’s because we didn’t know that Jenny et al were networked into the Gang and had found out about me, who was friends with someone known to Jenny…

Perhaps Lord Grade can tell us what the ‘commodities’ were because Frank had a great deal of money even for a Harley Street dentist… MASSES AND MASSES OF MONEY and ‘Harvey Nicks opened especially for us’. We all suspected gun running or international drug dealing Lord G!

Frank, Jenny, Gail, Gail’s ex-husband and the circles of all this crowd also Knew About Dafydd, Bodger etc. 

[After beginning this post, I looked up Frank Khalastchi; he is the Director of 44 companies, including a property business in Leicester; Jenny is described in the wiki entries of Gail’s husband et al as a ‘Welsh model’. Not really, but never mind. See comments column following this post.]

Gail’s husband’s brother Paul Angelis is also a luvvie. Just google them, there are so many of them that I can’t blog in detail about them all here.

This is the man to ask for details of the skulduggery:

Or of course this one:

 

Tony Francis had as a junior doc in south Wales worked with Prof Hamid Ghodse of St George’s/Springfield. Hamid was an International Authority on Drug Abuse and led the Drugs Team at Springfield; his team were dealing in Class As big time. Hamid is no longer with us, having died on 27 Dec 2012, just a few months after his old mate Tony, but Hamid’s wife Barbara, who holds/held a senior position in St George’s NHS Trust, is still alive. See previous posts for details, but here’s a quick reminder to get everyone laughing at the Biggus Dickus of Substance Abuse Services at Springfield:

Positions held at time of death:

Professor of Psychiatry and of International Drug Policy, University of London (from 1987)

June 1987:

  • Thatch and Shotgun Ronnie were told repeatedly that the War On Drugs could not be won because the corruption at Gov’t level in numerous nations was not being addressed. The only people targeted were street users, small time dealers or drug mules who were very often women who had been coerced into transporting drugs; Holloway was full of mentally ill prisoners, addicts and drug mules. Meanwhile Dafydd was rapidly expanding business in north Wales and as rural north Wales became increasingly shocked that heroin was to be found in villages on Anglesey, the go-to person for advice and quotes for the media was of course Dafydd. See ‘Amber Rudd, The Miners’ Strike and A Memory Jogged’.

As discussed in previous posts, F was fitted up for Class A drugs offences and arson by the North Wales Police and spent much of 1986 incarcerated, first in Risley Remand Centre, then unlawfully in the North Wales Hospital Denbigh. When F was in Risley, an unidentified Detective from London turned up to interrogate him about crimes of which F knew nothing. The Detective lost his temper with F, told F that he was just a nutter and shoved him back in his cell. Ollie Brooke of St George’s was jailed for child porn offences in Dec 1986 and released after Lord Chief Justice Geoffrey Lane allowed his Appeal in May 1987. See ‘Oliver!’.

When F was in Denbigh, he contacted Release, the drugs charidee. A man from Release went up to Denbigh, saw the extraordinary scene there, heard F’s equally extraordinary story, told F that there was nothing that he could do and returned to London. I’ve been told recently that the man from Release did quite a lot, he ensured that F remained unlawfully imprisoned by Dafydd by telling everyone that F was a nutter who didn’t know anything about serious crime/wrongdoing. Release was housed near the NCCL that at the time still had links with people who were associated with paedophiles’ rights groups.

F witnessed Dafydd’s substance abuse patients at Denbigh flogging patients Class A drugs in full view of the Angels. The Angels knew exactly who was dealing the drugs in Denbigh but when patients – including on one occasion F – suffered deleterious consequences from the drugs that had been flogged to them by Dafydd’s dealers on the inside, the Angels went through the charade of telling the patients that they wanted to know who had done this to them and ooh if they didn’t give the name of the Patient Responsible, they’d call the police and the victim of the crime would be arrested. It was by such means that Dafydd and the Gang ruled supreme in north Wales. They were the biggest criminals in the region and whenever there was blood on the carpet, faux Shock Horror Enquiries would be made and the finger pointed at the small potato who had been put up to it all by the Gang in the first place.

It was in 1987 that the Cunning Plan on the part of the GangPeter-John-Mitchell-Thomas-Baron-Thomas-of-Gwydir.jpg – with assistance from Risley Remand Centre, the Home Office under Douglas Hurd and the Mental Health Act Commission – to fit me up for a serious crime, unravelled. Then there was the visit that I paid to Denbigh in the latter months of 1987 with Brown’s brother who passed himself off as a journalist, when we found my old friend Stephen Bagnall from the Bryn Golau Peep Show in a corridor in Denbigh, black and blue, with injuries on his face and head, starving, asking us to help him. An Angel saw us and interrupted… I have been told that Stephen was murdered by the Angels shortly afterwards. Brown’s brother was then subjected to a series of murder attemptsPeter-John-Mitchell-Thomas-Baron-Thomas-of-Gwydir.jpg and I’ve been informed that the King’s Cross Fire in Nov 1987 was an attempt to kill me. See previous posts eg. ‘Hey, Hey DAJ, How Many Kids Did You Kill Today?’

It was in 1987 that Prof Mark Williams discovered the Miracle of Mindfulness in Bangor, being perpetrated by these villains and their names appeared on his early papers and they were thanked in his original book…

In 1986 Paul Channon, one of Thatch’s own Gov’t Ministers, was at the centre of a huge scandal when his daughter Olivia was found dead in the bed of a student’s room at Christ Church, Oxford University, where copious amounts of Class As had been enjoyed by some party goers. There were many inconsistencies in many people’s accounts of events that were not questioned. Olivia’s friend Rosie Johnston CHECK took the rap; Rosie went to prison. Rosie wasn’t an Oxford University student, Rosie was at another college located in Oxford that was not part of Oxford University. Rosie was a member of the Chancellor family, as in Alexander Chancellor the journo who wrote for WHAT. That’s quite posh by my standards, but Olivia was a Guinness and the principal culprit re Olivia’s death was Gottfried Alexander von Bismarck, the son of Otto, Prince von Bismarck – who held the party and in who’s bed Olivia died after everyone scarpered when they realised that she was in deep trouble health-wise – was let off with an £80 fine imposed by the Oxford Magistrates. David Cameron’s mum sat as a magistrate in Oxford and Cameron knew some of the crowd who hung out with Olivia and indeed Gottfried.

At the time of Olivia’s death there had been concerns raised about excessive Class A drug use among Oxford students and allegations that big time dealers were transporting huge quantities of Class As into Oxford, including from London.

Cap’n Bob lived at Headington Hall in Oxford at the time.

Now then. The Person Responsible for Christ Church is the Dean of Christ Church, the Dean of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford and Head of the governing body of Christ Church. The Cathedral is the mother church of the Church of England, Diocese of Oxford and seat of the Bishop of Oxford. The chapter of canons of the cathedral has formed the governing body of the College since its foundation, with the Dean as ex officio Head of the chapter and ipso facto Head of the College. Since 4 October 2014, the Dean has been Martyn Percy.

At the time of Olivia Channon’s death, the Dean of Christ Church was Eric William Heaton (15 October 1920-24 August 1996), Old Testament scholar, who served as Dean of Christ Church, Oxford, 1979-91). Eric Heaton’s father was a sheep farmer at Long Preston in the West Riding of Yorkshire. Heaton was educated at Ermysted’s Grammar School and Christ’s College, Cambridge (1939–1942) and served as a curate in Durham. He was appointed Chaplain of Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge in 1945. After seven years Heaton was appointed a Canon of Salisbury Cathedral. Heaton was Fellow, Chaplain, and Tutor in Theology of St John’s College, Oxford (1960–1974) and Senior Tutor (1967–1973). He was Dean of Durham Cathedral (1974–1979). In the 1990s, F corresponded about theological matters with David Jenkins, the controversial Bishop of Durham, after David Jenkins published a book that we saw reviewed. David Jenkins wrote a nice letter back; it was in the box of documents that was stolen from our house by the builders and flogged to George Carman and the Digger.

OK, so Heaton was of the ring in Durham/the North East as was Gwynne’s mate Lord John Walton and Prof Eric Sunderland, Principal of UCNW, 1984-94/95. Heaton was also of St John’s College, Oxford as were central figures to the Gang’s business, including Dean of the Maudsley David Lewis Davies, Edward du Cann and corrupt Civil Service mandarin and personal mate of Gwynne and Dafydd, Sir Idwal Pugh, who ran the Welsh Office for some years and then served as Parliamentary and Public Services Ombudsman. After retiring from the Civil Service, Pugh’s fingers went into City pies and he was Director and/or Chairman of a number of institutions, including the Halifax, at a time when the Halifax did a few things to me that they should not have done. See ‘The Naked Civil Servants’. Other St John’s alumni who came in useful re propping the Gang up included Kingsley Amis, Philip Larkin, CHECK and in a later generation, Miranda.

Heaton’s Salisbury connections will have come in useful with regard to Peter Morrison, who’s father John served as the MP for Salisbury; the Morrison family seat was in Wiltshire and the Morrisons virtually ran the county. Tom King lived in Wiltshire… Peter-John-Mitchell-Thomas-Baron-Thomas-of-Gwydir.jpgGrocer Heath occupied ‘Arundells’, next to Salisbury Cathedral and when the Grocer died, he left virtually his entire fortune to turn ‘Arundells’ into a museum of his life and times. I would not have thought it possible to leave all of one’s money to oneself after one’s death, but the Grocer thought up a way in which that could be done.

Think that Eric Heaton’s Gang-links are terrifying? Here’s the worst. In 1951, Heaton married Rachel Dodd, daughter of the theologian C. H. Dodd whose work on the translation of the New English Bible Heaton much admired. C.H. Dodd came from Wrexham, was at the Grander End Of The Gang’s Intellectuals and his brother Professor Arthur Herbert Dodd (1891-21 May 1975) was an historian who taught and published widely, specialising in Welsh history.

The Dodds were born and brought up in Wrexham, where their father Charles was a Headmaster at Victoria School. A.H. Dodd attended Grove Park Grammar School in Wrexham, as did – Sir Philip Myers, the corrupt Chief Constable of North Wales, CHECK – and that famous pathologist??? and Lord Snowdon’s granddad?? CHECK

A.H. Dodd studied at New College, Oxford, a recruiting ground for the British security services. See eg. ‘A Study In Tyranny’. Dodd’s generation of New College stars were often spotted and influenced by HAL Fisher, who had been a member of Lloyd George’s Gov’t and was associated with the Bloomsbury Group (see ‘The Vermin Club’). Dodd joined the RAMC (2nd West Lancashire Field Ambulance) in 1914 with whom he saw active service in France.

Dodd was appointed lecturer in history at UCNW in 1919 and succeeded Sir John Edward Lloyd as Professor of History there in 1930, a post retained by Dodd until his retirement in 1958. Dodd also taught in the Extra-Mural Department, was stalwart of the WEA (Workers’ Educational Association) and the Cambrian Archaeological Association. In retirement, Dodd was Curator of Bangor Museum and taught at Bangor Normal College, the teacher training institution that had long been run by the Gang – one long serving member of staff who became Deputy Principal of the Normal was Menai Williams, who was personally friends with Megan Lloyd George – and trained generations of teachers who subsequently joined the Gang. The Principal of Bangor Normal before it merged with Bangor University during the 1990s was Professor Gareth Roberts, a graduate of Jesus College, Oxford. Prof Roberts also worked as a schools inspector for Gwynedd Education Authority. Menai’s son-in-law worked at Manchester University; Menai was on good terms with Dafydd… See eg. ‘Thought For The Day’.

A.H. Dodd was a founder member of the Denbighshire Historical Society and edited a history of Wrexham to coincide with the Borough Centenary Celebration in 1957. He was made a freeman of the Borough of Wrexham in 1963. A centenary celebration of A.H. Dodd’s birth was held in Wrexham in 1991.

Though not a native speaker, Dodd was a supporter of the Welsh language and brought up his children as Welsh speakers.

The Dodds were at the heart of Gwynne and Dafydd and were discussed in detail in my post ‘       ‘.

I have not yet found out whether the appalling Nefyn Dodd, friend of Dafydd and manager of the Ty’r Felin children’s home in Bangor, where kids were battered, raped, became pregnant by the staff and were trafficked to local venues and venues further away including Dolphin Square, was anything to do with the Grandiose Academic Dodds, but it is likely. Nefyn Dodd’s early career in social care included working at Bryn Estyn, near Wrexham… See ‘I Know Nuzzing…’

There was another Dodd who had many mates in north Wales having been evacuated there during WW II and who was a regular for the Summer Season and Pantos at Rhyl 

but I haven’t the foggiest whether he was anything to do with the Dodds of organised abuse in north Wales. When Ken Dodd was famously found not guilty of tax evasion in DATE, in spite of the Everest of evidence against him, Ronnie Waterhouse presided over the trial. Ronnie made much of being a fan of Ken, allowed Doddy to entertain the Court from the dock and roared with laughter at Ken’s jokes. Then there was the bizarre case of the lady who was banged up in a secure psych hospital for ‘stalking’ Ken. Mates of Dafydd were involved in the ‘assessment’ of her and until Dodd suddenly demanded her arrest there were many clues – such as photos – that they had been on good terms and Dodd had not felt in any way ‘stalked’. The media coverage sounded terrifying ie. that she had ‘tried to set fire’ to Dodd’s home. Not only was it not Dodd’s home, although it was owned by him, but the property was empty, the alleged arson attempt was rather half-hearted and ineffective and there was no damage… Read more about the very worrying aspects of The Case Of The Dangerous Nutter Who Tried To Incinerate Ken Dodd in previous posts eg. ‘My Arse – It’s Tatifilarious’.

When Dodd was being cleared for tax evasion, Doddy’s network in the Gang were busy trying to imprison me on the grounds of perjury, conspiracy etc. I had an appointment with Alwyn Jones just after Dodd was cleared and we had a conversation about the case. Alwyn told me that ‘No Liverpool jury would convict Ken Dodd of Knotty Ash’, rather than ‘Ronnie Waterhouse was the presiding judge, George Carman defended Dodd, they know Dafydd, Tony Francis et al and it’s yet another case that has been settled on the back of what the Gang have done to you and are planning to do as we speak…’

Prof A. H. Dodd was revered among the Gerontocracy at UCNW and one of his close colleagues, Prof WHAT Williams, was a childhood friend of Ronnie Waterhouse. Prof WHAT Williams was married to a teacher who taught many kids who later held influential roles in north Wales, including Dr Prys Morgan Jones, who became Dean of the School of Education at Bangor, after spending many years as a science teacher Ysgol Bryn Refail and Ysgol Syr Huw Owen in Caernarfon. Prys went to Trinity College Cambridge and was there at about the same time as Carlo.

Eric Heaton stood down as Dean of Christ Church in 1991, the year that I starred at the Royal Courts of Justice in The Strand, with St Helena in a neighbouring Court, fighting on behalf of Wimmin.

Heaton died on 24 Aug 1996, just days before The Hague announced that Ronnie Waterhouse would be Chairing the Inquiry into the North Wales Child Abuse Scandal.

 

Alumni of Christ Church include Olivia’s dad Paul and her granddad ‘Chips’ Channon as discussed in previous posts, but others include Nigel Lawson, who was Thatch’s Chancellor of the Exchequer CHECK at time of Olivia’s death and Anthony Eden. King Edward VII aka Bertie of the mistresses, the Actresses and the sex workers and who fathered so many illegitimate children that no-one dared provide an accurate estimate, passed through Christ Church, but transferred to Trinity College, Cambridge. Previous posts discussed the clues that suggest that Bertie may have had something to do with some of those imprisoned in the North Wales Hospital Denbigh in an earlier era.

Bertie – and Charles Kingsley – outline

The Chancellor of Oxford University when Olivia died was Harold Macmillan; Woy took over as Chancellor in DATE 1987.

The VC of Oxford when Olivia died was Francis Patrick Neill, Baron Neill of Bladen QC (8 August 1926-28 May 2016), a British barrister and cross bench member of the Lords. A son of Sir Thomas Neill, Patrick Neill was educated at Highgate School and Magdalen College, Oxford. Neill became a barrister in 1951 and took silk in 1966. After heading One Hare Court, Neill became Head of Chambers of Serle Court, in Lincoln’s Inn when the two merged in 1999, the year before the publication of the Waterhouse Report. Lord Neill left Serle Court in 2008 to join his elder brother Sir Brian Neill, a former Court of Appeal judge, at 20 Essex Street.

Brian Neill was Warden of All Souls College, Oxford, 1977-95 and an Honorary Fellow from 1995. He was VC of Oxford University, 1985-89 and played a major part in the University’s decision to undertake The Campaign for Oxford. That’s the campaign to raise a huge amount of money for an already very wealthy institution. Dame Viv Duffield?? CHECK

In 1954 Patrick Neill married Caroline Susan Debenham, daughter of Sir Piers Kenrick Debenham. They had six children:

  • Timothy Piers Patrick Neill
  • Robin Charles Richard Neill
  • Jonathan Francis Kenrick Neill
  • Harriet Susan Anne Neill
  • Matthew Piers Thomas Neill
  • Emma Charlotte Angela Neill, married to Rt Hon. Christopher Geidt, Baron Geidt, the former Private Secretary to Brenda.
  • Patrick Neill died in May 2016 at the age of 89.

Having been knighted in 1983, Neill was made a Life Peer as Baron Neill of Bladen, of Briantspuddle in the County of Dorset, on 28 November 1997, three months after this:

One would have thought that Lord Patrick Neill’s son-in-law would have asked a few questions really wouldn’t one…

Patrick Neill sat in the Lords as a crossbencher until 18 May 2016, at which point he ceased to be a member pursuant to section 2 of the House of Lords Reform Act 2014, having failed to attend during the whole of the 2015–16 session without being on leave of absence.

Now then. Patrick’s elder brother Lord Brian Neill of the Court of Appeal. In my post ‘       ‘ I discussed Esther’s libel case against ‘The People’ (owned by the Mirror) in which Esther sued after ‘The People’ had dared suggest that Esther had known about a paedophile Headmaster who was a risk to children, yet Esther didn’t act and thus ‘The People’ had implied that Esther was insincere and hypocritical. That’s the Esther to whom I wrote in 1987 informing her of matters Dafydd et al, Denbigh and north Wales, after Esther began her Mental Health Campaign and then her Child Abuse Campaign. Esther didn’t reply.

Presumably because ‘It’s nothing to do with me’.

In my previous post, I explained that Esther originally won £250k in damaged, but the Mirror – the Mirror that was owned by Cap’n Bob and that employed George Carman as their legal advisor for years – appealed on the grounds that the award was excessive and Esther’s damages were reduced on Appeal in March 1993 to £110k. My interest in the case was that one of the Lords of Appeal was Lord John Roch, who as plain old Justice John Roch presided over the July 1990 case against me in Chester, in which Gwynedd Social Services asked for my imprisonment on the grounds that I had breached the injunction that they had obtained in Feb 1990 from Sir John Kay at Leeds High Court after Keith Fearns and Jackie Brandt perjured themselves. It was alleged that I had breached the injunction numerous times. Slob Ingham, Keith Fearns, Jackie Brandt and Maggie Fookes, all of Arfon Community Mental Health Team, lied so many times in their affidavits that some 14 charges were thrown out by Roch.

Did Roch stop the case on the grounds of this extensive perjury? No. He bellowed at my barrister, Suzanne Evans, who had arrived late for the case because Suzanne had been sent to the wrong Court, every time that Suzanne tried to make a point. Roch then asked the barrister who was representing Gwynedd County Council if the perjurers would like more time to prepare further affidavits… Their barrister said no, this case has already cost a great deal of money. It had also fallen apart in front of her eyes because of the repeated lies of the Arfon CMHT. Roch then told me that if ever I was back in Court for breaching the injunction- BUT I HADN’T!! – I’d be jailed.

Years later I acquired the paperwork from that case before Roch in Chester in July 1990, as discussed in eg. ‘Some Big Legal Names Enter The Arena’ and ‘The Bitterest Pill’. The whole case was rigged, the Court AND the judge were changed just before the case, handwritten notes by Ron Evans, Gwynedd County Council’s crooked lawyer, informing the Arfon Team of this were sent to them but no-one told my barrister. Ron had told the Arfon perjurers exactly how to get to the right Court, to arrive 25 mins in advance, to whom to introduce themselves who would be waiting for them and they would then be shown the exhibits, with which they had to ‘familiarise’ themselves. The exhibits were the affidavits of lies THAT THE ARFON CMHT HAD NOT WRITTEN AND HAD NEVER SEEN BEFORE.

Previous posts eg. ‘Some Big Legal Names Enter The Arena’ lists the names of everyone involved in this massive conspiracy, one being Frances Jones, who ‘prepared the exhibits’. Frances Jones is a lawyer on Anglesey, who I was told is ‘the criminals favourite, she gets them off every time and the police are terrified of her’.

Ron Evans lived/lives on Anglesey, in Llandegfan, a neighbour of Wood and Greig-Smith – I lived in the same village, 1983-86 – and then the Drs Francis moved there sometime after 2000. The Drs Francis were mates with Ron ad his wife Dinah, Dinah being a Magistrate. Ron’s daughter, by 2011, was a Civil Service lawyer, working as the right-hand woman of Mandy.

I used the services of Frances Jones myself once, before I found her name on my documents. I was still working at Bangor University, was due to go to Poland for work the next day when I was wrongfully arrested YET AGAIN by the Gang, that time on the orders of Elfed Roberts, the Chairman of the NW Wales NHS Trust. My solicitor Julie Burton recommended Frances. Frances turned up to the police station – the police station for the interview was changed at the last minute in true Gang-style – and the police officer nearly crapped himself when Frances Jones listed ALL the laws that had been broken re my arrest… I was released without charge and the bent plod, DC Steve Power, stated that he was retiring in a matter of days anyway so don’t bother to ask him to follow any of this up.

I was very grateful to Frances Jones, but in the police station she had promised to forward me copies of the tape of the interview. I never heard from her and when I dropped her an e mail, no she couldn’t do anymore about this…

I next saw Frances at the DATE memorial service of Duncan Tanner, a Prof of History at Bangor with whom I had been working. Duncan had died at Ysbyty Gwynedd, in his early 50s, during a routine, virtually risk-free procedure. We’re talking YG; Duncan died. No-one ever explained how. Frances sat behind me, gave me a quick hello when she realised that I had recognised her and then held a conversation with her mates as to how Merfyn Jones – Duncan’s long-standing colleague in History – had done massive damage to the University and ooh the sooner he goes the better…

The day that I was wrongly arrested, before I knew how effective Frances was going to be, a PhD student accompanied me to the police station and just before I went into the interview room, I said to him, in front of Frances, ‘If I am not out of this police station by tonight, TELL MERFYN, because it’s Elfed who’s had me arrested’. Elfed was a member of Bangor University Council, had been harassing me at work and had already had me wrongfully arrested several times. Frances Jones cut across and said ‘You WILL be out of the station by tonight, I will ensure that’.

Indeed I was. But Frances scarpered after the interview and the PhD student was subsequently threatened at gunpoint, rang my lawyer, told her that he was withdrawing his witness statement in support of me and after speaking to the NW Wales NHS Trust had now made a statement in support of them. He then hacked into my IT system, downloaded thousands of e mails and documents, shared the contents with a few people and bagged himself a nice little lecturing job at Bangor once Merfyn had been forced out as VC.

That PhD student still hasn’t completed a PhD but he is currently on secondment with the Welsh Gov’t, as a Welsh Language Policy Adviser. His dad worked as an ambulanceman, his mum was Lucille Hughes’s secretary. His sister is a senior manager for the Welsh Ambulance Service, his brother is a senior manager for the NHS in north Wales…

Dinah, Ron’s wife, was a lecturer in the School of History at Bangor; she completed her PhD with Duncan. Their colleague was Andrew Edwards, who used to be a police officer in Gwynedd. Dinah and Andrew knew much about that Gang’s criminality but stayed on board with them.

Duncan lived in Llandegfan, just around the corner from the Drs Francis.

The Top Docs killed Duncan, no doubt about it.

Previous posts have discussed how one of Duncan’s friends from his days as a PhD student turned up to give a talk at his memorial service. He was the son of NAME France, the Civil Service mandarin who had been at the top of the DHSS when that Dept concealed the criminality of Gwynne and Dafydd. See previous posts. I was told after I had begun this blog that his presence at the memorial service, like Frances Jones’s insults about Merfyn, were supposed to be a Warning Shot in my direction.

I am sorry about that Frances and Dr France, I didn’t twig. If I had I would still take the view that you must be bloody stupid to support an NHS that does this to people, rather than try and clean it up…

Anyway, after Frances Jones Prepared The Exhibits at the rigged Court case in Chester in July 1990, Justice John Roch transformed into Lord Justice John Roch and was one of the three Lords of Appeal who reduced Esther’s damages in March 1993 but still awarded Esther quite a nice lump sum…

The article in ‘The People’ in which Esther maintained that she had been libelled was published in Feb 1991. In Feb 1991 I was sitting in Springfield Hospital, after having been arrested and charged with serious offences on the perjury of the Drs Francis and been bailed to Springfield. Before the end of Feb 1991, St Helena’s friend Prof Nigel Eastman had told me to go back to north Wales because Dafydd was my doctor and they knew me there, AFTER Eastman received the letter from his colleague Robin Jacobson informing him that Dafydd was sexually exploiting patients and that Jacobson thought that Francis was as well… It was in Feb 1991 that all those friendly phone calls were made between the Gang and St George’s/ Springfield/Wandsworth Social Services. I was discharged from Springfield with no job and no income and no aftercare. I returned to north Wales where people tried to set fire to my house.

In Feb 1991 my friend who worked for the Royal Television Society was unlawfully dismissed. The friend who knows Jenny who ran off with Gail’s husband and who had Michael Grade and Samuel Brittan – Leon’s brother -after her blood in the summer of 1985 because she refused to do a fiddle for Samuel Brittan… Her partner who was working at the BBC was forced out of his job soon afterwards. They both knew Esther and the friend who worked at the BBC worked with William Miller, who’s dad Jonathan was announced as having died today.

The Lord of Appeal who led the three judges at Esther’s Appeal and delivered the judgement was Lord Brian Neill. The other judge was Lord Staughton. The judgement was announced in March 1993; it was in March 1993 that F and I were arrested after Jackie Brandt lied to the police about me shouting and screaming at her in Safeways, such that she thought that a violent attack was imminent. Brandt had made her statement to the police some two weeks before we were interviewed and charged. They seemed to be waiting for Thomas Tyrell-Kenyon to die. By the time our case came to trial Lord Kenyon had died as well. Lord K died just days before our appearance at Bangor Magistrates Court at which the date for our trial was set.

Sir Brian Thomas Neill PC QC (August 2, 1923-December 24, 2017) was educated at Highgate School, where he later served as a Governor for 21 years. After serving as a Captain in the Rifle Brigade in World War II Brian Neill attended Corpus Christi College, Oxford, where he was later elected an Honorary Fellow in 1986. Neill was called to the Bar at the Inner Temple in 1949 – think Mr Thrope, Lord Snowdon’s dad, the famille Havers et al – eventually becoming a QC in 1968. In 1972 Neill became a Recorder of the Crown Court. In 1980-81 he served as Master of the Turners’ Company. In 1978, the year in which Mr Thrope was charged with conspiracy and incitement to murder, Brian Neill became a High Court judge, Queen’s Bench Division. Neill was sworn of the Privy Council in 1985 on being named a Lord Justice of Appeal.

On concluding his service on the Court of Appeal in 1996 – the year in which The Hague announced the Waterhouse Inquiry – Neill joined the Judiciary of Gibraltar, becoming a Lord Justice in 1997 and President, in 1998, of the Court of Appeal there before retiring in 2003. Neill then returned to practice as an arbitrator in Chambers, joined by his brother. In 2015 Brian Neill was appointed a Chevalier of the Légion d’honneur.

Brian Neill’s grandson Jed Neill wrote the obituary for his grandfather that was published in ‘The Guardian’ – HERE

Charles Gray QC acted for the Mirror in the appeal against Esther’s damages; Charles Gray QC had been a junior in Carman’s Chambers.

Ann Dally – ‘Little Things Hitting Each Other’. – Brave Wendy –

It was in 1987 Peter-John-Mitchell-Thomas-Baron-Thomas-of-Gwydir.jpgthat Mr Bridgy Celeb began getting very cosy with the degenerate offspring of the Rich n Famous, to whom he was introduced by David Kirke, who founded the Oxford Dangerous Sports Club… See eg. ‘Upper Class Twit Of The Year – Shooting Themselves’.

 

Gottfried von Bismarck ended up in the media again in Aug 2006 when Anthony Casey fell to his death from the roof terrace of Gottfried’s Chelsea apartment in which Gottfried was holding a drug-fuelled gay orgy of impressive proportions. Once more, Gottfried suffered remarkably few consequences after people involved in the investigation and the Coroner – dear old Paul Knapman of course – made extraordinary excuses for Anthony’s and the events that preceded it. No charges were brought against Gottfried. Well his sister is a PR woman in the US and his brother Carl-Eduard was a member of the German Bundestag.

Gottfried was found dead, aged 44, in his nearly-empty Chelsea flat – worth millions, which had been sold – on 2 July 2007. He was thought to have died at the end of June 2007. The pathologist, Sebastien Lucas maintained that Gottfried had been injecting coke on an hourly basis before his death (how would anyone know??) and that Lucas had never seen such a high level of cocaine in someone’s blood. There was also morphine in Gottfried’s blood. Gottfried had liver damage and was infected with Hep B, Hep C and HIV.

BETTY AND CHARLIE FALCONER – lecture at Bangor in 2007 when Nerys was dying and Betty accidentally on purpose told everyone – DATE???

MIRANDA RESIGNED WHEN??

I’ll breach a confidence now, in the light of what was done to me by a load of gangsters employed as Top Docs. It’s not a real confidence, I didn’t steal confidential records to discover this, it was a matter of open conversation at St George’s. Malcolm Pearce had Hepatitis; he was ill enough to need to take time off. I was told that ‘the excuse is that he caught it from an unhygienic person in Portugal when he was on holiday’. No-one at St George’s believed this excuse and I was told by one Top Doc that everyone was trying hard not to suggest that Malcom’s sorry state of health was ‘alcohol related’ and that Bodger was trying to bag Malcolm a Chair in America before there was a Malcolm-related disaster at St George’s that could not be concealed. As opposed to a Bodger-related disaster that would always be concealed because of Bodger’s elevated position in the Westminster Paedophile Ring.

Malcolm and his Hep could have put a lot of people at risk, he was in a different junior doc’s bed most nights and would openly discuss his activities in the St George’s bar…

See post ‘Is The Party Over Yet?’ for details of Olivia, Bismarck etc…

Obviously these matters could be best resolved by giving Tony Francis’s mate Hamid a Chair at St George’s. Tony Francis who knew the Windbag from their time as students in Cardiff and who was passing info to third parties, including to the Windbag’s office, to smear me. The Windbag who with his wife, were old, old pals of Lord Cledwyn who himself was an old, old pal of Gwynne and Dafydd.

The Windbag knew about the 1987 Cunning Plan to fit me up but remained silent because he had deluded himself that he was in with a real chance of winning the General Election… So did Dr Death, Shirl etc, and Plaid. I am sure that as in 1970 when the BMA won it for Ted Heath because they were pissed off that Richard Crossman hadn’t given them the full pay rise that they’d requested, that in 1987 the BMA quietly lobbied and networked for a Tory win; it would explain why the polls got it so badly wrong and ‘didn’t foresee’ that Thatch would romp home… Those polls were rigged I am certain because the Tories themselves were very confident… As were the Somerset contingent who were all Tories and personally knew Tom King etc.

The Westminster Paedophile Ring was at stake what with Ollie going to prison and the investigation into Frank Beck in Leicestershire, Beck being a Liberal Cllr for Blaby, Nigel Lawson’s constituency. Nigella Lawson had been part of the Dangerous Sports Club crowd when she had been at Oxford… There were also all those rent boys dying from AIDS who had been kids in care in north Wales… All stops were being pulled out and the old bastard Gwynne had died shortly before Ollie Brooke had been jailed so it was worth trying to erase all trace of him and those who had encountered him. See previous posts.

There was just so much as stake…

  • President of European Collaborating Centres for Addiction Studies (from 1992) 

In April 1992, days after John Major won the General Election, the Brighton Firebomb killed five witnesses to the North Wales Child Abuse Scandal. The man whom days later NHS staff alleged confessed to starting the ‘fire at the party’ was shortly after killed when a lorry hit him on a country road and two survivors of the party died within the next few years, one just after he’d given evidence against John Allen in Court. See ‘The Silence Of The Welsh Lambs’.

  • Member of the United Nations International Narcotics Control Board (from 1992)
  • Member of the Executive Committee of the Federation of Clinical Professors (from 1994)
  • Director of the Board of International Affairs and Member of the Council, Royal College of Psychiatrists (from 2000) 
  • Ronnie Waterhouse submits the Waterhouse Report to Welsh Secretary Paul Murphy, Feb 2000:
  • Member of the Scientific Committee on Tobacco and Health (from 2000)
  • Non-executive director of the National Patient Safety Agency (from 2001)
  • Director of the International Centre for Drug Policy, St George’s, University of London (since 2003)
  • Chairman of Higher Degrees in Psychiatry, University of London (since 2003)
  • Member of the Medical Studies Committee, University of London (since 2003)
  • Former positions:
  • President of the UN International Narcotics Control Board (1993, 1994, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2010, 2011)
  • Medical Director of the National Clinical Excellence Awards (2006)

Doctor of Medicine (MD), Iran (1965); Diploma Psychological Medicine (DPM), United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (1974); Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), University of London (1976); Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (FRCPsych), United Kingdom (1985); Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP), London (1992); Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh (FRCPE), Edinburgh (1997); Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health Medicine (FFPHM), United Kingdom (1997);

The Waterhouse Inquiry opened in Jan 1997:

Doctor of Science (DSc), University of London (2002); Fellow of theHigher Education Academy (FHEA), United Kingdom (2005).

Ere, that’s funny! I finished my PhD in 2005 and all PhD students were being strongly encouraged to Get Involved with the Higher Education Academy. Especially me, because my PhD supervisor was very much part of the HEA! The PhD supervisor who was hounded out of his job by Fungus Lowe just after I finished my PhD.

Professor Ghodse conducted research over 40 years in the areas of substance misuse and addictions. The good thing about Hamid was that he was never afraid to roll his sleeves up and help with the hard graft:

Hamid’s early research, which formed the basis of his PhD thesis, was biological and focussed on the endocrinological effects of opioids on cortisol, growth hormone and insulin. He also systematically investigated the effect of naloxone on the pupil and developed this research into an accurate, non-invasive test for opioid dependence, which uniquely permits the rapid differentiation of opiate dependence from non-dependent use in an outpatient setting; international patents have been taken out for boththe Ghodse Opioid Addiction Test (GOAT) Dr Dafydd Alun Jonesand the pupilometer components of the test,whichwas selected as one of the 1000 UK Millennium Products.

Another important area of research was the development of epidemiological methods of studying the extent and nature of drug-related problems and the evaluation of the reliability and validity of various indicators. These included major surveys of accident and emergency departments and long term studies of coroners’ courts and of the Home Office Index of Addict Deaths. Continuation of this 30-year-long research on mortality led to the development of a unique national database including the establishment of the National Programme on Substance Abuse Deaths (NPSAD). Anunderstanding of the “natural history” of addiction is fundamental to understanding the condition and to evaluating the effect of different treatments. Professor Ghodse’s follow-up studies of cohorts of addicts therefore made a significant contribution to knowledge in this area. He also carried out systematic evaluation of different pharmacological treatments as well as the settings in which treatment takes place.

The epidemiological methods that Hamid pioneered were selected by WHO for international studies and his studies have contributed significantly to international policy formation. His investigations on the role of different healthcare professionals in the rational use of psychoactive drugs were important in the development of WHO guidelines on this subject. Hamid also developed an index for the assessment of rational prescribing which wasaccepted by WHO as an advancement of drug utilisation research. His multicentre European studies on drugs and mental health and “Treat 2000” are contributing to the understanding of drug-related psychosis and treatment outcome of opioid addictions. He was the lead investigator in a multicentre study on the treatment of tobacco addiction in general and psychiatric hospitals and developed a toolkit for use in these settings.

Hamid established the International Centre for Drug Policy at St George’s University of London and over the years attracted substantial funding for research programmes and projects in psychiatry, mental health, addictions and medical education. Hamid was President of the European Collaborating Centres on Addiction Studies (ECCAS).

Meet Europe’s Leading Forensic Psychiatrist as featured in the Bangor and Anglesey Mail in the mid-1990s (and on BBC and S4C in eg. The Kane Debates, Kilroy, local news etc).Dr Dafydd Alun Jones

Professor Ghodse was appointed to the first established Chair in Addictive Behaviour in the UK in 1987.

Hamid established undergraduate, postgraduate and multi-professional training programmes in addiction, the benefit of which is reflected in the numbers of senior academics, consultant psychiatrists, public health practitioners, specialist nurses, social workers and psychologists leading the delivery of services in communities throughout the United Kingdom and many other parts of the world. A longlist of teaching and training programmes which Professor Ghodse helped to establish includes addiction prevention in primary care, and educational courses for general practitioners and for prison service medical and nursing staff. He directed a national programme for the development and implementation of a Corporate Substance Misuse Curriculum in Medical Schools in the UK.

For many years Hamid was Chairman of the subject panel of Psychiatry and Co-ordinator of Higher Degree Examinations of the University of London. Hewas Chairman of the Association of Professors of Psychiatry in the British Isles.

Hamid Ghodse was one of the 13 elected members of the United Nations International Narcotics Control Board from 1992 to his death. He was the first scientist to be the President of the United Nations International Narcotics Control Board, and was elected to this position for a record ten times. During this time he helped to modernise and lead the Board, gaining the confidence of the public and governments of all nations, as a truly respected and highly regarded organisation and helping to stem the scourge of narcotic abuse and trafficking. Over the years Hamid vigorously tried to bring to the attention of governments the need to ensure adequate access to narcotic analgesics and other internationally controlled drugs for legitimate medical and scientific purposes. Hamid addressed the UN, CND, ECOSOC and the World HealthAssembly as well as national parliaments and international conferences and was an advocate for debate on controversial drug-related issues. Hamid played an important role in a number of national and international civil societies, organisations and NGOs and was always supportive of their eminent contribution to all aspects of health.

Professor Ghodse was Medical Director of the National Advisory Committee on Clinical Excellence Awards (ACCEA) for England and Wales, Chairman of the International Health Advisory Board (IHAB) and the Senior Professional advisor to the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman. Hamid was awarded the highest honour of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, by being elected an Honorary Fellow in 2006, and was made an Honorary Fellow of the World Psychiatric Association (WPA) in 2008 and International Fellowof the American Psychiatric Association (APA). Hamid published over 350 papers, chapters and a number of books, of which those on legal and clinical aspects have become standard works. Some of his other books, “Addiction at Work” (Gower Publishing), “International Drug Control in 21st Century” (Ashgate Publishing), “Ghodse’s Drugs and Addictive Behaviour”(4th Edition, Cambridge University Press) and “Substance Abuse Disorders” (Wiley-Blackwell Publication) are other ground-breaking works. Hamid was an Advisor on analgesic and on psychotropic medication (Section 4) to the British National Formulary from 1982. One of his research papers won the SIGP 2004 Prize for best psychopharmacological paper in the British Journal of Psychiatry. In 1999 Ghodse was appointed as an honorary Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire for his dedication to research and clinicalpractice.

Hamid’s colleague Prof Nigel Eastman of St George’s is a barrister as well as a Top Doc; he qualified as a Top Doc from Bristol University in 1979. Which places Nigel very firmly in the orbit of D.G.E. Wood and his crowd from Bristol University who were running the abuse ring in Bridgwater when I was at school there and living in the area until I left for UCNW in 1981.

Nigel is mates with Socialist Feminist and Wimmin’s Champ St Helena and Nigel has advised St Helena on many cases. Meet Edward and Tom St Helena, they are not very nice and sent a paedophile gang after me when I was 12 because they didn’t like my grandfather and father.

Edward had a very rich friend who literally Owned Shrinks:

I think that Tiny Owned Lawyers as well as politicians and perhaps even members of the Royal Family.

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After a few false starts involving the old favourites when the British Establishment has slurry all over it ie. Lord Elizabeth Butler-Sloss and Dr Paul Knapman, Di and Dodi’s inquest was finally held by Lord Thomas Scott Baker. Not only was Di and Dodi’s inquest the first inquest that Thomas Scott Baker had ever held – Di and Dodi is one hell of an inquest for a beginner to practice on – but it was openly stated that Thomas Scott Baker was given the job because Fayed had hired Michael Mansfield to represent Dodi’s family and Thomas Scott Baker was thought to be the only Coroner who could withstand the mauling that was expected from Mansfield.

There is one major factor that would have protected Thomas Scott Baker from Michael Mansfield Red In Tooth And Claw and that is the previous between Mansfield and Scott Baker, including an event that took place in 1995, in which Thomas Scott Baker was the willing instrument of Dafydd and the Gang and jailed Susan Brooke, a vulnerable disadvantaged woman from north Wales. Susan had made a ludicrous half-hearted effort to abduct a baby from Ysbyty Glan Clwyd; she did so after threats from her abusive husband. Susan subsequently underwent ‘Assessment’ in the Bryn Golau Peep Show at the North Wales Hospital Denbigh at the hands of Dafydd et al. Susan was declared Wicked Not Ill and after a stellar Justice Cocklecarrot-esque performance at Chester Crown Court, Justice Thomas Scott Baker jailed Susan.

Susan was so obviously a victim of Dafydd and the Gang, there were numerous inconsistencies and key elements of the offence and the background to the offence that should have been challenged yet weren’t. The whole case stank and Scott Baker was obviously on board with that trafficking ring. See ‘So Who’s Path Had Susan Brooke Crossed?’ and ‘More On The Susan Brooke Case’.

When Susan ‘abducted’ the baby from Ysbyty Glan Clwyd, Phil Banfield and his mates were responsible for the obs and gynae service at YGC. Philip Banfield D.G.E. Wood was overseeing GP services and training in north Wales.

Simon Leeson’s  junior doctors were doing a great many things that they should not have been doing down the road at Ysbyty Gwynedd.

The CEO of the Trust that ran Ysbyty Glan Clwyd at the time was Gren Kershaw, a major problem in the NHS in Wales. Gren arrived in north Wales in 1983, at the same time as the Drs Francis turned up in north Wales. Gren had previously held NHS management posts in Leeds and the wider Yorkshire area.

Neither St Helena or any of the other Wimmin’s Champs came to Susan’s rescue, although Susan was stuffed over and jailed by that Gang at the peak of St Helena et al’s celebrity on the back of their Pioneering Work To Gain Justice For Abused Wimmin.

St Helena and Michael Mansfield shared Took’s Court Chambers and were both of Gray’s Inn; they were still sharing Chambers at Took’s Court when I wrote to Mansfield in 1993 about the abuses of Gwynedd Social Services.

Although no-one raised any concerns re Susan Brooke, in 1996, Mansfield was the barrister who represented another Woman in what became a case that set a legal precedent, the Appeal of Sara Thornton. Sara had previously been jailed for killing her husband, Malcolm and Sara’s barristers argued that Sara had killed Malcolm as a result of her mental state in the context of Sara being a victim of domestic abuse. Sara’s case set a precedent because Sara had not murdered Malcolm in self-defence or ‘in the heat of the moment’. Malcolm’s murder was pre-meditated by Sara and involved a high degree of organisation and planning. Sara’s defence argued that the Court was failing to recognise that domestic abuse has a long-term effect that could affect a ‘reasonable’ person in the way that it affected Sara ie. results in them carrying out a murder that isn’t a reaction at the time of an assault…

Sara’s first Appeal was in April 1991 and Sara was represented by Mansfield’s colleague, St Helena. Sara lost, was returned to prison and after more high profile campaigning (there had been campaigning by Women For Justice before Sara’s first Appeal), Sara was granted another Appeal in 1996, that she won. It was Mansfield who represented Sara; in previous posts I have stated that it was St Helena, Mansfield’s close colleague…

The Presiding Judge at Sara’s 1996 successful Appeal was Lord Thomas Scott Baker…

Scott Baker took a very different view of fragile women in 1996 than when he jailed Susan Brooke in 1995. Not only had Scott Baker been promoted to the Court of Appeal after jailing Susan, but he seems to have had a Judge’s Fine Legal Mind Transplant. When considering the nature of Scott Baker’s Transplant, we should bear in mind that the man whom Sara murdered, Malcolm Thornton, was a policeman. There was not shortage of people ready to agree with Sara that Malcolm was a Drunken Bully. There were a few people who stated that yes he was, but Sara and Malcolm were both very heavy drinkers and Sara was also violent and not just in retaliation. It is impossible for me to ever work out exactly what was happening between Sara and Malcolm, but what is certain is that St Helena, Mansfield and every judge that they appeared before knew of very serious police corruption in various regions of the UK, including in north Wales. What if Malcolm Thornton had been corrupt? Even if he wasn’t, Malcolm will have known of corrupt officers, even if he hated them. Malcolm’s colleagues will have known of corrupt officers…

It’s one big sewer and this lot have relied on silent blackmail or backroom deals to win their cases for years…

In 1995, the Windbags’ longstanding family friend Lord Cledwyn succeeded Sir William Mars-Jones of Gray’s Inn as President of UCNW. By 1995, UCNW had sprung a Dept of Nursing, employing as Academics many of the Angels who were Of The Gang.

The Head of the School of Nursing for years was Ruhi Behi, who had worked as a Senior Angel at the North Wales Hospital Denbigh until the 1980s, when Ruined Behi then completed a degree in the Dept of Psychology at UCNW, when the Psychology Dept was dominated by Dafydd. To keep the wolf from the door when he was a student, Ruined Behi also worked as a theatre Angel in the C&A Hospital, Bangor. The C&A Hospital ran a prostitution ring among the Angels, facilitated organised abuse, had a terrible reputation for cock-ups and deaths during operations and knowingly transfused witnesses with infected blood, as they did to me in April 1984.

The son of one of the Top Docs at the C&A was a senior academic at UCNW who was also the AUT rep. Even better, he had been a student of Sir Peter Swinnerton-Dyer at Cambridge, Sir Peter being known for propositioning the male students. Sir Peter ended up at the very top of Trinity College as well as Cambridge per se. Sir Peter was Chair of the UGC when the UGC was allegedly planning to close UCNW in the late summer of 1984.

I saved their bacon, the AUT and a few others reminded Sir Peter of a few things re Gwynne and That Girl who had just graduated. The icing on the cake was that the AUT rep who had been propositioned by Sir Peter as a student at Cambridge also knew that when Carlo was at Trinity – Carlo is about the same age as the AUT rep – Carlo was AC/DC ‘and everyone knew it’. The AUT rep certainly did, his dad was one of those running the ring with D.G.E. Wood, Gwynne and Dafydd.Philip Banfield

The AUT rep and his dad were also on very good terms with Sir Charles Evans, the UCNW Principal who preceded Eric Sunderland. Sir Charles had been a Top Doc in Liverpool when Dafydd was a med student in Liverpool and Liverpool University facilitated the ring… Sir Charles’s close ‘friend’, Liverpool/Lancashire paediatrician Ann McCandless, like Sir Charles, just found herself working with molesters constantly… See previous posts.

Carlo became Chancellor of UCNW in 1976…

Students who graduated with Ruined Behi from the psychology course at UCNW openly discussed how Ruined was never seen in any lectures or in the exam hall at finals. There was a widespread belief in UCNW that Ruined Behi had not actually undertaken the exams necessary to receive that degree as per the other students. It was a matter of fact that Dafydd’s daughter Dwynwen didn’t achieve the results in her finals needed to secure a place to undertake a PhD, but Dafydd Had A Word and Dwynwen shared an office with others while she Completed Her PhD.

People who were there with Dwynwen at the time included: Catherine Robinson (now Prof at Manchester University and adviser to Welsh and Westminster Gov’ts); Catherine’s former husband John Bailey (who worked as a clin psy at Ashworth and witnessed the horrors, including Jimmy Savile dropping in when he felt like it); Lilimore Crowther, a former psych Angel who was married to Jeff, the Nursing Officer at Ysbyty Gwynedd, who knew exactly how serious the criminality was, who witnessed what happened to me, who told me that he knew what a ‘corrupt old bastard’ Dafydd was, that I could write to him and who then passed my letters on to Francis et al…

Jeff was a personal friend of the predators who fleeced F, made fallacious allegations about him and then hijacked his baby. It was after that when Jeff was appointed F’s keyworker, while Jeff was working as a member of Dafydd’s Substance Abuse Team and F was not a substance abuse patient. Jeff and his wife Lil were good mates with Nicky Heinersdorff, the GP who was one of the key people in the conspiracy re F’s baby.