Slaves, Perfect Slaves

I have noted in previous posts and comments that while Dafydd and Lucille’s gang operated out of Gwynedd County Council, the constituency of Caernarfon – the town which housed the offices of Gwynedd County Council, including the offices of Lucille, her henchmen and the crooked Gwynedd County Council lawyer Ron Evans – was one of the safest Parliamentary seats in the UK. From 1974, Dafydd Wigley was elected for Plaid again and again with huge majorities, which actually increased as the trafficking gang expanded. This, in the face of a wrecked local economy, where the only well-paid secure employment available was with the North Wales Police; Gwynedd County Council in some capacity; the NHS; UCNW (Bangor University); the Normal College Bangor; or the local FE institutions. All of these institutions were fully on board with Dafydd’s gang. Everybody else was in casual, very low paid work, frequently on one of the many laughable Gov’t ‘job creation’ schemes. Failing that, one could work in the children’s homes, care homes or charidees which were all part of Dafydd’s empire. Geddit???

I used to know someone who was a Labour Party activist in Gwynedd but who gave up with that particular past-time after becoming completely disillusioned with the fuckwittery and corruption of the local Labour Party, particularly in the form of one Betty Williams. This person was deeply involved with Gwynedd politics in the 1980s and they told me that Labour supporters at one of the counts (I think it must have been at the 1983 General Election) had to get the hell out of the hall because ‘Wigley’s lot’ were intent on physical violence and damage to Labour activists was feared. When I was told this some years ago, my response was ‘surely not?’ I was very firmly reassured ‘yes, they were nasty, intimidating and notorious’. So I responded with ‘Wigley couldn’t have known what they were doing’, only to be told that Wigley could not have missed what they were doing…

Rather like the paedophile gang that operated under Lord Wigley’s nose of which he knew nuzzing (see post ‘It Wasn’t On Our Radar’), despite the Chief Executive of Gwynedd County Council Ioan Bowen Rees – Lucille Hughes was his Director of Social Services – being one of Wigley’s advisers. Ioan had previously been the County Secretary for Dyfed County Council, where there had been a paedophile gang in operation with links to Dafydd’s gang in north Wales. See post ‘I Know Nuzzing…’ Ioan had also served as an adviser to Gwynfor Evans, the first Plaid MP to be elected, who was the MP for Carmarthen, 1966-70. When Dyfed County Council was formed in 1974, Carmarthen was the main administrative centre for that Council. Gwynfor Evans is really rated by many people, because of his pacifist beliefs and his threat to starve himself to death unless a fourth Welsh language TV channel was launched. Gwynfor knew about the paedophile gang and although he did threaten to fast to his death, the real muscle behind the creation of S4C was a contingent of campaigners who discreetly reminded Thatch of what her Gov’t was concealing in terms of Dafydd, Peter Morrison etc. See previous posts.

I know many people who support Plaid who are nothing to do with Dr Dafydd Alun Jones and his gang, but many members of Dafydd’s gang were actively involved with Plaid, including of course Dafydd himself. I probably should not have been so sceptical when I was told about ‘Wigley’s lot’ by that Labour activist; after all, my own experience for years as an Empowered Service User was to be constantly told that ‘doctors, nurses and social workers would never behave as you allege’. They did. They weren’t supposed to, but they were running a trafficking gang and they were a bunch of monsters. Presumably it was they and their associates who were some of ‘Wigley’s lot’ who put the fear of God into the Labour activists on election nights in the 1980s.

After noticing how safe Dafydd Wigley’s job was, I took a quick look at some other constituencies in Wales which housed the local HQs of the networked trafficking gangs. They too were very safe seats. The constituencies in nearby areas, with electorates which were deeply affected by the trafficking gangs but not 100% dependent upon their activities, were in contrast often highly marginal seats and the centre of a bun fight at every election, with all candidates scrabbling for votes so no-one dared upset any potential voter, including voters who were colluding with serious crime…

No wonder Dafydd did what he bloody well wanted.

 

In 1982, Merfyn Jones published his book ‘The North Wales Quarrymen, 1874-1922’. During the period of time with which that book is concerned, the Liberal Party politically dominated north west Wales; David Lloyd George was of course the MP for Caernarvon Boroughs, 1890-1945.

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However, Merfyn argues that the Liberals were economically impotent in comparison to the wealthy Tory landlords of what is now Gwynedd and the Liberals’ strategy was therefore to seize the political levers of power through the ballot box and thus undermine the authority of the landlord class. In order to win the battle, ‘an anti-Tory alliance of professional men, Ministers of religion, tenant farmers and workers’ was needed and indeed was constructed. The alliance was not automatic; it needed to be fought for and enforced. Merfyn maintains that the prime example of this process was in the case of the Penrhyn quarrymen of Bethesda.

When detailing the history of the formation of the quarrymen’s trade union in North Wales, Merfyn described in considerable detail the iron grip that Lord Penrhyn, the owner of Penrhyn Quarry at Bethesda, exerted over his quarrymen, including their political activities:

‘By the last quarter of the nineteenth century the slate quarrying areas were a bastion both of the Welsh language and also of a Welsh culture dominated by nonconformity and Liberalism. But until 1874 the Penrhyn quarrymen were also firmly controlled politically by Penrhyn Castle; those who admitted their radicalism could expect very short shrift. In 1865 the Cymdeithas Undebol Chwarelwyr Cymru had been meekly dissolved when Penrhyn had declared that he would not tolerate any attempt “to form a species of Trade Union among the quarrymen”, and that any such attempt would force him to close the quarry, and he “would only reopen it and his cottages to those men who declare themselves averse to any such scheme”.

The effectiveness of Penrhyn’s control over the men was again demonstrated in the 1868 general election…the hold of the Penrhyn family over the Caernarfonshire parliamentary seat was challenged and broken by a Liberal, Thomas Love Jones-Parry. He won the seat with 1,963 votes against the 1,815 votes of Lord Penrhyn’s son, George Sholto Douglas Pennant. In Bangor and Bethesda, however, areas under direct Penrhyn influence, Pennant had a majority. In Bethesda the number of Liberal votes was particularly small, 47 out of 359, and this despite the enthusiastic pro-Jones-Parry meetings held in the town before the election.

Those brave enough to be public Liberals in Penrhyn’s domain were soon made to pay the price…Penrhyn sacked and intimidated many prominent Liberals. In 1870 he purged his quarries of agitators, dismissing “over 80 quarrymen, most of them among the best men in the quarry in character and work…without any reason being given”.

Condemned by the Welsh press, this action was accepted by the Penrhyn quarrymen, who held an apparently well-attended meeting in June 1870 to “protest against the slur cast upon the respected stewards and generous and kind proprietor”. They resented especially the words of a local radical columnist who had castigated them as “white slaves”. On the contrary, the men protested, the sackings had been perfectly justified by the downward turn in the slate trade and even one of the dismissed men maintained that this was so and that he was no radical and had helped with the plans for a union (in 1865) against his own will. Such was Penrhyn’s power.

In 1874 Pennant comfortably regained his seat…the fear of victimisation and a genuine sense of obligation toward their master demanded a vote, not necessarily for Toryism, but for the pennant family…Even prominent nonconformist figures…and a host of deacons sat on Penrhyn’s platform and spoke on his behalf.

The Liberal Welsh press were furious and lashed out at the subservience of the quarrymen. The perceptive ‘Herald Cymraeg’ columnist on Bethesda affairs, wrote: Does Wales know I wonder, that the workers of Chwarel y Cae are slaves, perfect slaves? Ever since the election of 1868 they slip further every year into the hold of servility, until most of them have by now lost the last grain of independence…they will have to be squeezed almost to death before they will shout.’

 

A few observations:

Numerous female staff at the North Wales Hospital Denbigh admitted that they hated Dafydd and his behaviour around women – including them – was gross, but ‘you can tell him that if you want, I’m not going to’.

When I asked Jeff Crowther, the nursing officer/manager at Ysbyty Gwynedd, why none of them would stand up to Dafydd, he replied ‘because we’ve got jobs to keep and mortgages to pay’ and walked off.

Ella Fisk, the Angel who ran the day centre at the Hergest Unit, told me that she felt uncomfortable around Dafydd, that she would never wish to be alone with him, that he was creepy and that she had ‘heard rumours’, but that ‘isn’t evidence’. According to Ella, I didn’t have ‘evidence’ either, because Dafydd ‘had never touched me’. No Ella, because I stopped him!!! Having stopped him in the way that so many other patients did not feel able to, I was then told that I had no evidence.

The ‘Independent Advocacy Association’ which represented psych patients in north Wales told their staff not to support patients or relatives making serious complaints against the mental health services because the NHS funded the Independent Advocacy Association. Some of the complaints concerned deaths.

The Chairman of the IAA was Les Cluclus, a Hergest patient who doubled up as the Service Users’ rep. Cluclus was not democratically elected to any position; he was appointed, but by whom I never discovered. He was dependent upon the Hergest Unit for his care and his benefits. He told all of us that he ‘didn’t handle complaints about staff’. Cluclus attended a Service Users conference and told the assembled company that his job was to ‘do what the NHS wants’. One of the more competent advocates – who was new to north Wales – challenged him. The next week she was dismissed from her role at the IAA.

By 2002, the IAA had been commissioned by the North Wales Police to fulfil the role of the ‘responsible adult’ when vulnerable people were arrested and questioned. So when the Hergest Unit had the patients arrested, the ‘responsible adult’ with the remit to defend the accused’s interests was a member of the IAA. No-one was informed when this bunch of clowns were given that remit. I only found out about it when the Hergest Unit had me arrested and the biggest twat from the IAA that there was walked into the interview room, telling me that he was the ‘responsible adult’. I told him that I was a responsible adult myself and he could piss off. The policeman told me that the idiot from the IAA ‘has to be present’. I explained the law to the policeman who either didn’t know it or thought that I didn’t and I once more told the twat from the IAA to leave. At which point he did.

A secretary of Keith Thomson, the Chief Exec of the North West Wales NHS Trust, stated that he ‘ruled by fear’ and that she hated him but would ‘I would never dare say anything’. An Ysbyty Gwynedd receptionist stated that Martin Jones, Keith’s successor, was ‘alright if you reported something in another dept but you’d be sacked if you reported something in your own dept’. A highly effective method of encouraging ratting but not genuine whistleblowing Martin!

At an event at Bangor University in 2005 or thereabouts, I got chatting to a young woman who asked me if I knew if there were any jobs suitable for Welsh language graduates going in the admin depts at Bangor University. It transpired that she had been working for Gwynedd County Council, but according to her, the ‘bullying there is awful’ and if you’re not part of ‘Dafydd Iwan’s lot’ you’ve had it. She had spent the last few weeks off sick with ‘stress’ and was desperate to find another job. I subsequently met two other people – but young men – in exactly the same position, who were trying to escape the yoke of Gwynedd County Council by becoming teachers of Welsh for adults.

Sir Ronald Waterhouse stated that John Allen ‘only’ sexually abused the children in his care and that there was only evidence of him ‘occasionally’ using violence. Ronnie stated that John Allen was a kind and generous man to the boys, as evidenced by Allen giving some of them thousands of pounds and expensive gifts, such as motorbikes. When Ronnie was told that the other kids called the boys receiving such largesse ‘Allen’s bum boys’, Ronnie remarked that young people often use such language about each other, it means nothing.

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Ronnie accepted the explanation of social worker Mari Roberts that she was ‘just being playful’ when she tried to suffocate one boy.

After the North Wales Child Abuse Scandal finally broke, one unidentified social worker was interviewed and remarked that she was desperate to get away from the area, but ‘who ever would employ me? I’ve worked for Clwyd.’

I could continue…

Slaves, Perfect Slaves.

It was by such a process that in 1983, a university lecturer at UCNW was told by an undergrad that her boyfriend was receiving murder threats, only for her to be completely ignored. I wasn’t the only undergrad who told Adrian Bell that some horrific things were happening to me either…

‘We didn’t know.’

‘Brain tumour? Well all the referrals from north Wales go to The Walton Centre. Now don’t you worry my dear, we’ll look after you!’ ‘Ooh. Er, I think I know who this patient is.’ ‘No effective treatment available for this I’m afraid! Just exercising our Clinical Judgement! Bechod…’

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

My how things haven’t changed.

Slaves, Perfect Slaves. Or in some cases ‘spineless fucking idiots’.

Yma O Hyd!

Dafydd Iwan

 

After Alison Taylor blew the whistle on the abuse of children in care in north Wales, she never worked as a social worker again.

 

Now let us look at a few of those safe seats in detail to illustrate my point.

 

Caernarfon.

From 1950 to Feb 1974, Caernarfon was led by the Labour MP, Goronwy Roberts, later Lord Goronwy-Roberts.

Roberts was from Bethesda, where his father was a deacon of the Presbyterian Church of Wales. He was educated at Ogwen Grammar School, Bethesda and UCNW (Bangor University). Later he attended London University. While at UCNW, Roberts, together with Harri Gwynn, was one of the founders of Mudiad Gwerin, a nationalist left-wing pressure group.

Roberts served in the British Army, 1940-41 and in the TA until 1944. From 1941 until 1944 he worked as Youth Education Officer for Caernarfonshire and in 1944 was appointed lecturer in youth leadership at what is now Swansea University. So Goronwy Roberts was an early social worker.

Goronwy Roberts was elected Labour MP for Caernarvonshire in 1945, when he defeated the sitting Liberal MP Goronwy Owen, who had held the seat since 1923. Following boundary changes, he was elected to represent Caernarfon at the 1950 General Election, defeating the Liberal candidate by over 10,000 votes. He continued to represent the constituency until February 1974, when he lost his seat to Plaid’s Dafydd Wigley. Plaid have held the seat ever since.

During the 1950s, Roberts was, together with Cledwyn Hughes and others, a stalwart of the Parliament for Wales campaign. Lord Cledwyn was the MP for Anglesey, 1951-79 and a big mate of Glenys Kinnock’s parents. He was Secretary of State for Wales, 1966-68, where his Minister was the child molester George Thomas. Cledwyn Hughes was mates with all the Labour Party big wigs, particularly Jim Callaghan and Woy Jenkins and he provided a substantial boost to the Windbag’s political career. Lord Cledwyn colluded with organised abuse for decades, he was concealing it in the days of Gwynne the lobotomist before Dafydd entered the arena. See post ‘The Cradle Of Filth’.

In 1951, Plaid Cymru announced that they would not oppose Goronwy Roberts at the General Election due to his support for the Parliament for Wales campaign . Eventually, Goronwy Roberts presented the final petition to Parliament, bearing more than 250,000 signatures, in May 1956.

Goronwy was a Member of the Commons Panel of Chairmen, 1963-64 and served in Harold Wilson’s Gov’t. Goronwy was Minister of State at the Welsh Office, 1964–66, under the first Secretary of State for Wales, Jim Griffiths. The rot was built into the Welsh Office from its inception and Jim Griffiths set the standard, concealing abuse, neglect and corruption, although when he was Secretary of State the Welsh Office did not have responsibility for Health and Social Services. That followed very soon, when the child molester George Thomas became Secretary of State in 1968. Griffiths was President of the powerful South Wales Miners’ Federation – the Fed – and was the Labour MP for the safe seat of Llanelli, 1936-70. See post ‘The Cradle Of Filth’ for more background on Griffiths.

Goronwy Roberts was then Minister of State, Education and Science, 1966–67, Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, 1967-69, Minister of State for Trade, 1969-70. When Labour lost power in 1970, Roberts became an Opposition Spokesman on Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs.

On his defeat at the Feb 1974 General Election, Roberts was created a life peer. He returned to Government as junior Minister in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, 1974-75 and then as Minister of State in the FCO, 1975-79. Roberts was Deputy Leader of the Lords, 1975-79.

Roberts was a Member of the Court of Governors at what became Aberystwyth University and of the National Museum of Wales and was a member of the Fabian Society. He was appointed FRSA in 1968 and an Honorary Freeman of the Royal Borough of Caernarfon in 1972.

Goronwy Roberts, like Jim Griffiths, knew about the molesting of George Thomas and about the organised abuse in Wales upon which Dafydd later built and expanded. Roberts knew what was going on out at the North Wales Hospital when Gwynne was lobotomising people who complained of being abused. He was still the MP for Caernarfon when Dafydd began to build his empire and he was in the Lords when Dafydd and John Allen’s business began to boom in the 1970s. Goronwy didn’t die until 1981 and he remained silent throughout and about it all, including Harold Wilson’s strategy of building his career as PM on concealing crime and corruption in high and low places. Goronwy was in the Lords when Mary Wynch was unlawfully arrested, imprisoned in Risley and then in Denbigh by Dafydd. He will have known everyone involved in Mary’s case; he’ll have known the ring of crooked lawyers in the Caernarfon area of whom Mary complained who were in league with Dafydd and he will have known that the trafficking gang controlled UCNW, Bangor Normal College and that Aberystwyth University was a production line for crooked lawyers.

Goronwy was in office when the plans to flood Cwm Tryweryn were drawn up and he was a Welsh Office Minister when the Cwm was flooded. This was an event which caused massive resentment in Wales, particularly in the north and the huge protest from local people – including those who were kicked out of their houses and relocated because their whole village was going underwater in order for Liverpool to have a supply of drinking water – was simply ignored by the Labour Party. There are many who argue that the flooding of Tryweryn was the event which propelled the first Plaid MPs into office. It really, really pissed people off and the Labour Party were incredibly arrogant and foolish to show so little regard for people in north Wales.

Here’s Goronwy, looking dapper, his own house not having been submerged:

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Goronwy had two children, David and Ann. They will undoubtedly have been influential people in north Wales, but I cannot find out anything about them, except that Ann lived in Pwllheli and died in 2016. The executors of her will were Swayne Johnson Solicitors, 17 Trinity Square, Llandudno. Trinity Square Llandudno is on Dafydd’s turf, the branch of MIND which is run by Dafydd’s gang is located there . David Goronwy-Roberts was still alive at the time of Ann’s death. I suspect that info about them has disappeared from the internet as this blog has become well-known…

Goronwy Roberts held his seat with hefty majorities, some of which were almost as gobsmacking as some of Dafydd Wigley’s majorities. I recognised the names of some of those who challenged Goronwy Roberts; they have previously featured on this blog as paedophiles’ friends. Goronwy was very safe until 1970, when his majority was substantially reduced by Plaid’s Robyn Lewis.

In Feb 1974 Goronwy lost the seat to Dafydd Wigley, but only by 1,728 votes. Articles about Goronwy Roberts mention his deep concern about the way in which he lost his seat and associated events, but I cannot find details of exactly what it was that caused the ructions. Whatever it was, Goronwy didn’t lose his seat because of his tireless support for the Oppressed of north Wales. Sexually assaulted and illegally banged up in Denbigh? It was Nuffin To Do With Goronwy.

 

In 1950, Goronwy had a majority of 28.2% (10,578) over the Tory candidate. Plaid did field a candidate for Caernarfon in 1950, it was John Jones. John Edward Jones, known as J.E. Jones, was born in Melin-y-Wig in Denbighshire. He studied at Bala Grammar School and UCNW. At UCNW, Jones was elected leader of the Students’ Union and conducted a successful campaign to have Welsh made an official language at UCNW, alongside English. Jones was active in Y Tair G, which in 1925 became a component of the new Plaid Cymru. In 1928, he became a teacher in London and he founded a successful branch of Plaid there; as a result, in 1930, he was appointed General Secretary of the Party and returned to Wales. In this role, he was responsible for organising Party conferences and rallies and supporting local branches. J.E. Jones was involved in the campaign against Bombing School in Llyn in 1935 and the flooding of Cwm Tryweryn in 1965 (see post ‘Tan yn Llyn’). He took care of Party press releases and all publicity and occasionally he had to shoulder most of the load in publishing the Party’s papers, Y Ddraig Goch and Welsh Nation . More than a hundred books and pamphlets were published during his term as General Secretary. Jones stood down as General Secretary in 1962, becoming an official adviser to the Party, by which time Dafydd had firmly established himself in Plaid (see post ‘Tan yn Llyn’).

The 1950 General Election was the only time that Jones stood for election. Gwynfor Evans stated that Jones ‘contributed more than anyone to the great feat of keeping Plaid Cymru together during World War II’. WWII was a difficult time for Plaid as a result of allegations by their opponents that ‘Plaid supported Hitler’, an accusation that is still made by some today. It wasn’t quite as simple as that. Some members of Plaid eg. Saunders Lewis and Ambrose Bebb, did have links with fascist movements on mainland Europe, but they grew from interests in Catholic nationalist organisations rather than any great admiration for Hitler. Some members of Plaid were opposed to WWII for a variety of reasons, but then so were many other people in the UK. It has been forgotten how many people in the UK in the years before WWII took the same stance towards the Nazis and the idea of going to war with Germany as some members of Plaid did.

What is rather wore worthy of note is that while campaigning in the 1970 General Election, J.E. Jones was killed in a car accident…

In 1951 Goronwy Roberts had a majority of 24.8% (8,896) over the Tory candidate. In 1955 Goronwy’s majority was 26.3% (9,221) over the Tory candidate

In 1959, Goronwy’s majority was 23.1% (7,942) over the Tory candidate, Tom Hooson. This was the first time that Tom Hooson stood for Parliament; he was subsequently elected as the Tory MP for Brecon and Radnor in 1979 and held the seat until he died of a heart attack in office in 1985 at the age of 52. Tom Hooson was the cousin (and political opponent) of Emlyn Hooson, the Liberal and then Lib Dem MP for Montgomeryshire, 1962-79. Emlyn Hooson was a corrupt barrister on the Chester and Wales Circuit who concealed the crimes of Dafydd and the gang, as well as those of a few others including Jeremy Thorpe. Emlyn Hooson came from Denbighshire and was a big mate of Ronnie Waterhouse. See previous posts.

The Plaid candidate for Caernarfon in 1959 was Dafydd Orwig. Dafydd Orwig was a lecturer at the Normal College in Bangor and by the 1980s was a Gwynedd County Councillor. Dafydd Orwig was involved in the shafting of Patient F (see previous posts) and was known in Bethesda -where he lived – for simply touring the pubs and ordering the Perfect Slaves to support whatever campaign he needed backing for. Dafydd Orwig got the surprise of his life in the 1990s when he robustly supported the building of the Bethesda by-pass, but an opposing campaign driven virtually entirely by English incomers and hippies won the day. The Welsh Office Minister Lord Wyn Roberts, the paedophiles’ bestest friend (see post ‘The Cradle Of Filth’), really loved those hippies, much to the surprise of the hippies themselves. One of the opponents of the by-pass was Ed Ingram aka Filthy Ed, a minion of Professor Fergus Lowe in the School of Psychology at Bangor University. Filthy Ed not only had the dirt on Dafydd and the gang but he was sexually using school girls and was married to someone who starred in the hard core bestiality porn which was a side-line of Dafydd’s gang. I suspect that somehow Lord Wyn Roberts had been made aware of that. See previous posts.

Dafydd Orwig died in Nov 1996, just before the Waterhouse Inquiry began. Dr D. Ben Rees provided an obituary for the Indie, which was certainly an interesting take on the glorious life of Dafydd Orwig:

Bilingual education in Wales owes a great deal to a handful of local government politicians. In Glamorganshire, to the socialist intellectual Lord Heycock, in Gwynedd to Lloyd George’s nephew W.R.P. George and – in particular – to Dafydd Orwig, who was honoured this year by being chosen as Chairman of the new Gwynedd Council.

The new Gwynedd Council replaced the old Gwynedd Council, which had disappeared in the restructuring of the Welsh local authorities in 1996, as ordered by the Boundaries Commission which was Chaired by the well-camouflaged paedophiles’ friend Professor Eric Sunderland, Principal of UCNW, 1984-1994. The local authority shake-up was most useful because it resulted in the disappearance of Clwyd County Council just a few weeks after the Jillings Report, which had investigated the abuse of children in the care of Clwyd County Council since 1974. The Jillings Report was completely suppressed, but John Jillings and his team who conducted the Jillings Investigation were good enough to admit that there had been massive very serious abuse of children and it was very, very bad. Jillings also stated that there was evidence of organised abuse of children in north Wales stretching back decades before 1974. John Jillings refused to say whether he believed that there was a paedophile ring in operation in north Wales. John Jillings was the former Director of Derbyshire Social Services. Which had a paedophile gang operating within it which was linked to the gang in north Wales. See post ‘It’s A Piece Of Cake’.

Orwig had done a long stint as an effective councillor. He had been a member of the Caernarfonshire County Council in 1973 and was a member of Gwynedd County Council from 1974 until local government reorganisation in April 1996. During those 23 years he took every opportunity to safeguard the Welsh language of the policy council. He did so with vigour and made sure that the translation service was given plenty to do by speaking always in his native tongue. I salute him for his courage and was always proud to hear him at the University of Wales Court of Governors pleading for his beloved language.

As George Galloway said to Saddam Hussein, ‘Sir, I salute your courage, your strength, your indefatigability, and I want you to know that we are with you, hatta al-nasr, hatta al-nasr, hatta al-Quds [until victory, until victory, until Jerusalem]’.
Furthermore, Tomorrow Belongs To Me.
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He argued with conviction and his vision was of a bilingual Wales with every child able to speak the language and every student understanding it.

‘Do ewe mean mari-jew-ana? Don’t ewe think I was handsome? I think ewe should be in prrrisson.’

Orwig played an active part in the academic provision of textbooks in his own discipline. He wrote his first book in 1961, Fy Atlas Cyntaf (“My First Atlas”), then he adapted Cyril Midgley’s Looking at the Map for Edrychwch ar y Map (1972) and C. Penrose’s The Landscape of Britain for Tirlun Prydain (also 1972). But his outstanding contribution was as editor of Yr Atlas Cymraeg (“The Welsh Atlas”), published in 1988. It was the culmination of eight years of hard work for him and his team of contributors.

Dafydd Orwig taught at the county school in Blaenau Ffestiniog and the Dyffryn Ogwen High School in Bethesda, before being appointed a lecturer in a teachers’ training college, Bangor Normal College, where he became an effective ambassador among future teachers.

Ceryl Wyn Davies, a teacher from Blaenau Ffestiniog, who trained at Bangor Normal, was repeatedly convicted of sex offences against children – including his pupils – but was allowed by Gwynedd County Council to continue teaching. For one of his court appearances, Ceryl Wyn employed one Emlyn Hooson QC to act for him. See previous posts . Bangor Normal trained numerous teachers who spent their careers in north Wales and quite a few who ended up teaching in other parts of the UK.

Orwig was a very politically minded individual and his support for Plaid Cymru was total. He served the party in every possible sphere, at grass roots in the slate town of Bethesda, in the council chamber and, in a number of general elections, as agent for the nationalist candidate in the Conwy constituency.

Personally he showed the way by deleting his own original surname of Jones,

Could a certain Top Doctor have possibly brought that name into disrepute??

a symbolic act which became popular with so many younger members of the Welsh Language Society.

No of course he didn’t, Dafydd was mates with many of them

The society was proud he was one of its early members.

That well-known breaker of Welsh glass ceilings, Meri Huws aka the Crack Of Doom – a bedfellow of many a Welsh Gov’t Labour Minister, including it is rumoured Rhodri The Ale Twat (see post ‘People With Energy’) – was the first Woman to be Chair of the Welsh Language Society, 1981-83. During the 1980s, Meri was employed as a social worker by Gwynedd Social Services. Meri’s patch covered the Ty’r Felin children’s home in Bangor, where the children were violently assaulted, forced to work in local business for pitiful or no wages and were sold for sex by their social workers at various locations, including Dolphin Square in London (see post ‘Are You Local?’). The man in charge of Ty’r Felin was Nefyn Dodd, who boasted of being mates with Dafydd. Meri subsequently bagged a lecturing job at the Normal College. Like Dafydd Orwig, Meri was Passionate and Committed where the Welsh language was concerned. Meri Chaired the Welsh Language Board, 2004-12 – despite a row resulting from allegations that she was only given the job because she was shagging yet another Welsh Gov’t Minister, namely Andrew Davies – and in 2012 Meri was appointed the Welsh Gov’ts first Welsh Language Commissioner.

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Dafydd Orwig was born in Deiniolen, a hill village near Caernarfon, which certainly by the 1960s was a by-word for disadvantage and hardship. I know of at least one case of someone from Deiniolen who as a six year old in the early 1970s lost his mum to suicide. His dad had great trouble looking after him and he was left to scavenge for food. He began drinking as a teenager and by his mid-20s he had a very serious alcohol problem and suffered with his ‘nerves’. By that time he was living down the road from Dafydd Orwig in Bethesda. He didn’t Bottle It Up like Men Do, he Shared and asked the GP in Bethesda for help. They gave him a prescription for valium and no further appointments. However, when I asked the Bethesda Police for advice after this man’s drinking caused a disturbance at my house – although he had not damaged anyone or anything – they offered to arrested ‘the fat bastard’ for me. I told them that the last thing that he needed was arresting and they said that in that case they couldn’t help. At the time, Dafydd was being paid a lot of money to provide an alcohol abuse service in Gwynedd.

The fat bastard was later the target of malicious allegations by a fucking nightmare of a lodger, Donna Morgan, who moved into my house. The fat bastard and his wife had been very generous to Donna – as had I. They had given her daily lifts in and out of Bangor University, where she was doing a Social Policy degree; they had bought her groceries and purchased toys and clothes for her small boy. To show us how grateful she was, she bounced a cheque for £500 on me and stole everything of any value in my house, leaving me a note telling me that if I went to the police, two of her mates would ‘vouch for’ her and testify that I was mad and a danger to her son. I tracked Donna down and the police ordered me not to go near her, because she was ‘in hiding’. Not from me, but from the father of her son who was a gangster. So I obtained a civil court order against her in an attempt to get my £500. When I served tried to serve it on Donna in the Students’ Union in Bangor University, the Welfare Officer Fran Tate – a paedophiles’ friend who later worked for the CAB where Lucille Hughes was a senior manager – tried to have me thrown out by the security men. They couldn’t chuck me out because I had an order from a judge allowing me access to the building. So they helped Donna get away out of a different entrance. I subsequently bumped into her in Bangor, so I served the order on her there. She gave me look of bovine incomprehension and scarpered. No-one ever heard from  her again.

I later found out that Donna Morgan was a gift from the Social Services. She had grown up in care in Conwy and they knew that I had advertised for a lodger and sent her my way because they thought that I deserved her. She was also shagging some of the police officers at Bangor Police Station – or according to them she was – and they cheerily arrested people at whom she pointed the finger. Which after Donna ran from the Bethesda/Bangor area, included a man whom she accused of raping her. She eventually fessed up that there was no truth in her allegations, but not until he had been arrested and held in custody, after being denied bail.

Donna Morgan also made friends with a man called Barry, who was a transgender mature student at Bangor University. He sounded like a very vulnerable man with quite serious difficulties, so he must have been overjoyed when Donna stuck the knife into him as well.

The fat bastard had a lucky escape; after Donna began to make allegations about him, his wife told the two paedophiles’ friends who were going to Vouch For Her in the event of me going to the police that if Donna continued telling malicious lies, she’d slap her one. The two Vouchers were a cocaine addict/dealer called Malcom Fox and his girlfriend Denise Baker. Denise Baker later worked as a psychologist at the Hergest Unit and at Manchester University, where she was sacked after being deemed to be a risk to vulnerable people. Sadly her boss Prof Louis Appleby, the Westminster Gov’ts Mental Health Tsar, not only didn’t warn anyone about Denise, so she got another job with vulnerable people, but somehow many years after she left his employment she was given a PhD on the basis of her ‘work’ with Appleby’s team. She then metamorphosed into Dr Denise Baker-McClearn,  having married Sean McClearn, a children’s social worker with Anglesey Social Services. Denise’s stepfather was a social worker as well, in the south of England. After being sacked from yet another job, Dr Denise Baker-McClearn gave up being a ‘health psychologist’ and ran a pop-up restaurant, where most of her customers were her husband’s colleagues. Then Denise opened a ‘social enterprise’, a cafe in Bethesda with was run entirely on donations of left-over food from supermarkets and other generous organisations who didn’t realise with whom they were dealing. It ended in much bad feeling when Denise stood accused of harassing and intimidating an Empowered Service User who lived in the flat above the cafe, who after a few encounters with Denise didn’t dare leave her flat. Dr Baker-McClearn has now left north Wales after having helped so many with her ever-giving heart and moved elsewhere after amending her name yet again after her husband kicked her out. See previous posts.

 

So much for Dafydd Orwig’s ambassadorial talents and his toxic mycelia, which penetrated much of Bangor University, particularly after the Normal College merged with the University in 1996. Following the merger, Dafydd Orwig’s associates were to be found in great number in the University, especially in the School of Education. They won’t all have liked him because he was a nasty piece of work, but it will have been the usual story – Fings Break…

Dafydd Orwig died on Nov 10 1996. Nov 10 is my birthday. If I’d have known that he had pegged out, I’d have had a double celebration, particularly as in 1996 those we know and love were working extra hard at pursuing Patient F, as well as me, through the courts.

 

Now for a brief overview of Dr D. Ben Rees, who wrote that hagiography of a deeply unpleasant man. David Benjamin Rees is a Welsh and English-language publisher, author, lecturer and Minister in the Presbyterian Church of Wales since 1962 and leader of the Welsh community in Liverpool. He leads one of Liverpool’s five remaining Welsh chapels. Dr D. Ben Rees’s small publishing house, Modern Welsh Publications Ltd, was established in 1963. From 1963 to 1968 it operated from Abercynon in South Wales. Since 1968 it has operated from Allerton, Liverpool and is the only Welsh language publishing house still operating in Liverpool. D. Ben Rees writes largely on pacifism, ‘Welsh culture’ and theology.

 

In 1964, the year that Harold Wilson became PM, Goronwy Roberts’s majority over the Tory candidate, Shelagh Roberts, was 30.17% (9,862).

Shelagh Roberts was born in Port Talbot and was educated at Milford Haven County School, Ystalyfera School and then St. Wyburn School at Birkdale. After leaving school she started work with the Inland Revenue in Liverpool. Roberts was a member of Kensington Borough Council, 1953 to 1971, while she had a go at becoming the Tory MP for Caenarfon. She was then a member of the GLC, 1970-81. In 1981, Shelagh Roberts was appointed a Dame for her ‘political work’. Which at that point had only ever encompassed losing the election at Caernarfon in 1964 and then sitting on the GLC when the London Boroughs sent hundreds of kids in their care to children’s homes in north Wales where they were abused and trafficked into prostitution; the GLC knew about this but concealed it, continuing to send the kids to north Wales…

Dame Shelagh was a member of Port of London Authority, Basildon Development Corporation and the Race Relations Board. The Dame represented London South West in the European Parliament, 1979-89. Her ‘service’ in the European Parliament was briefly interrupted in 1979 when it was discovered that she held an ‘office of profit’ – Shelagh was a member of the Occupational Pensions Board which was no doubt an office of enormous profit – under the Crown and was disqualified from serving. The Dame then resigned the office of profit and was re-elected as an MEP a few months later. After losing her seat to Labour in 1989, as a booby prize, the Dame was made Chairman of the London Tourist Board, serving until her death. It was announced on 31 December 1991 that the Dame was to be created a life peer – after the careers of the key witnesses to the crimes of Dafydd et al had all been ruined – but she died from cancer in January 1992, aged 67, before she could take her seat in the Lords. Roberts never married.

In 1966 when Harold Wilson took the nation by storm, Goronwy’s majority was 33.95% (10,678) over the Tory candidate. Then in 1970, Goronwy’s majority was slashed to 6.76% (2,296) by Plaid’s Robyn Lewis. Robyn Lewis is the Godfather of the corrupt solicitors of Pwllheli and served as the Archdruid for National Eisteddfod purposes for a long while. Lewis has spent much time in dispute with other paedophiles’ friends and has been active in both the Labour Party and Plaid. See previous posts.

So although Goronwy Roberts made much of the implied dirty tricks at the Feb 1974 General Election, the writing was on the wall by 1970 when Robyn Lewis nearly finished him.

The Marxist historian Eric Hobsbawm was one of those radicals who for years spent his summers at Croesor, in a cottage on the Brondanw estate which he rented off Sir Clough Williams-Ellis (see post ‘The Village’). In his autobiography ‘Interesting Times’, Hobsbawm devoted a chapter to Croesor. He wrote about how he and most of the other summer visitors from England were faced with a great deal of unpleasantness from a contingent of local people in north Wales from the late 1960s/early 70s which became so bad that most of the summer visitors gradually stopped going to Croesor. The real crunch came when Clough’s grandson Robin Llywelyn inherited the estate and cancelled the tenancies of the summer visitors. I spoke to a number of people who, like Eric, had been part of the ‘Welsh Bloomsbury Set’ at Croesor and they all remembered the terrible bad feeling which had saddened a lot of people who had been staying at Croesor for the summer for decades and had been good friends with some of the local people. I was given a variety of reasons as to what the cause was. Robin Llywelyn’s rationale was that he would only let houses to local people, not to second homers. Second home ownership in Gwynedd was causing much bad feeling at the time, understandably so in some cases. Yet the cottages in Croesor were not sought after by local people; people who grew up in Croesor told me that they loved it there but they all wanted to leave and did because there was no employment there. It would be difficult to argue that, in Croesor, second homers were squeezing locals out in the way that they did in places like Abersoch. Other local people told me that there was bad feeling that people like Eric couldn’t understand because he and the other summer visitors were wealthy – Eric et al didn’t perceive themselves to be, but compared to people in Croeser they were – and the summer crowd ‘played’ at chopping wood, living the simple life etc, but it was just playing; they weren’t looking at a lifetime of bugger all money and bad housing. In his writing, Eric attributed the hostility to the summer visitors to the rise of Welsh Nationalist feeling, which he claimed was whipping up hatred unnecessarily. Eric was a central European Jew who had spent his early life in Vienna and Berlin and later moved to London with the rise of Hitler. He was bound to hate nationalism of any kind.

However, Eric told me something which he didn’t mention in his book. He cryptically remarked that the real cause of the aggro at Croesor ‘was to be found in Croesor School’. There were great anxieties in Croesor over the future of the school, which ironically only remained open as long as it did because of a group of English incomers who wanted their children to learn through the medium of Welsh and drove their kids several miles from their homes elsewhere to attend Croesor School. A number of former pupils of Croesor School told me a few other things about the school, but they told me in confidence, so I’m not going to blog about their info.

However Eric knew about Dafydd and that trafficking gang, as did everyone else, locals and visitors, in Croesor/Llanfrothen. They also knew that Dafydd was somehow linked to Bertrand Russell, who in his later years lived near Croesor and was a friend of Clough. Whatever aggro was caused by the dynamics of a Welsh speaking village hosting a crowd of upper middle class Bohemians every summer, as well as the anxieties regarding the future of the school and the rise of Plaid and Robin Llywelyn pledging allegiance to Plaid, the real problem was that bloody trafficking gang, which by the time that Robin kicked all the summer visitors out was running the whole of north Wales…See previous posts.

In Feb 1974, Dafydd Wigley won the Caernarfon seat with a majority of 5.00% (1,728) over Goronwy. Tristan Garel-Jones stood as the Tory candidate and came third. Garel-Jones was elected as the Tory MP for Watford in 1979, retaining the seat until 1997, when he was made a life peer. Following his election to Parliament, Garel-Jones served in various Whip positions positions and also as Minister for Europe, 1990-93. He was seen as an effective Whip who successfully delivered Parliamentary votes in favour of Thatch’s legislation and was considered to be ‘a mixture of Machiavelli and Ivan the Terrible’ by the Thatcherite right-wing. Garel-Jones is said to be the inspiration for the fictional Whip turned PM, Francis Urquhart in ‘House of Cards’. What no-one did while Garel-Jones was doing his ‘You might very well think that; I couldn’t possibly comment’ bit, was to confront him with ‘don’t lean on me you threatening bastard or I’ll blow the whistle on Peter Morrison and the rest of them as well…’

Garel-Jones was a leading pro-European and remained so despite the Conservative Party moving to a more eurosceptic position. Many of the paedophiles’ friends were very keen on Europe, as were Dafydd and John Allen themselves, as they held ‘clinics’ and took children for ‘holidays’ there…

Garel-Jones voted for Thatch in the first round of the leadership challenge by Heseltine, but reserved the right to vote against her if it went to a second round. He subsequently voted for Douglas Hurd. Hurd colluded with Dafydd and the gang throughout Hurd’s time as Home Secretary. Hurd’s uncle was a botanist who had links with the Plant Biology Dept at Bangor University, of which two members of staff were married to members of the trafficking gang and other members of staff were very friendly with them (see eg. post ‘Additional Security Measures’).

After he stepped down from the Commons in 1997, Garel-J0nes was given a life peerage. Garel-Jones is a supporter of Humanists UK and a Vice Chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Humanist Group.

 

In Oct 1974 Dafydd Wigley held the seat with a majority of 8.400% (2,894), over the Labour candidate Emlyn Sherrington. Kremlyn Sherrington spent many years as a lecturer in the School of History in Bangor University, where he was known for trying to cultivate the company of women some forty years younger than himself. Which I always thought was a bit of a joke until someone told me that he did rather more than pursue them, he got as far as exposing himself to them at University functions. I’m sure that they were not that wowed, but Kremlyn obviously didn’t realise. Kremlyn’s colleagues in the School of History included Dinah, who was married to Ron Evans, the corrupt lawyer who was employed by Gwynedd County Council to frame witnesses and who concealed Dafydd’s gang for years and Nia Powell, who I was told has a father who was a judge. I have no idea which judge Nia’s dad was, but whoever he was, it really would be surprising if he didn’t collude with Dafydd et al; he’d have been the only judge who didn’t. Nia was a student at Aberystwyth University when Neil Hamilton, also a student, famously goose-stepped around the institution. The Crack of Doom was also a student at Aber and is of a similar vintage to Nia and Neil Hamilton.

In Oct 1974, the Liberal candidate for Caernarfon was a Dewi Williams. There was a Top Doctor, a GP, in Caernarfon of that name who was on board with the gang and there was another Top Doctor as well with the same name who sat on the Council of Bangor University. I don’t know if either of those Top Docs were the Dewi Williams who stood in Oct 1974, but standing as the Liberal candidate is the sort of thing that a Top Doc might do.

In May 1979 when Thatch thrashed Labour, Wigley’s majority rose to 24.90% (8,724) over Labour’s Thomas Merfyn Hughes. Now that was a curious incident, because Thomas Merfyn Hughes within a few short years was the election agent for the Plaid MP Elfyn Llwyd, a dodgy barrister who was Chair of Gwynedd Law Society and on board with Dafydd et al. Merfyn Hughes was a retired social worker who lived in Croesor. Merfyn came to a nasty end in 2010. His body was found in someone else’s garden in Llanfrothen, at the foot of a steep embankment, concealed from view behind a greenhouse. His body lay undiscovered for 36 hours. Merfyn had the honour of being the subject of the most bizarre inquest conclusion in the history of Gwynedd, which is certainly some honour. The notorious coroner Dewi Pritchard Jones concluded that Merfyn had been walking home from the pub in the early hours, had fallen down the embankment, landed in the other person’s garden and decided to have a nap there. It was a cold winter’s night, so as Merfyn was having 40 winks, he froze to death without noticing. Presumably he also hid his body.

I noted Merfyn’s death because in 2005 I encountered him on the phone. He was at the time a senior manager for Gwynedd Social Services and had the remit of managing the paedophile’s colleagues in the Arfon Community Mental Health Team. They were unlawfully refusing to hand over my file – which they should never have had anyway because I wasn’t and had never been a ‘client’ of theirs – so I rang their manager, who was Merfyn. He pissed me off by calling me a Service User, but to be fair he told me that because Keith Fearns et al were unlawfully witholding documentation, he would physically go down to their office and remove it from them. Which Merfyn did. He then sent it to me and I discovered not only the usual lies and plans to frame me, but mountains of information from various third parties which they should never have had, should never have asked for and should never have been given when they did ask for it. It was mind blowing, even by the standards of the paedophile gang. They had been keeping records for years of my university courses, my job applications, medical conditions unrelated to mental health, my friendships, my housing arrangements, absolutely everything, it was extraordinary. Interspersed with all the info were numerous notes about how they were ‘most concerned’ to hear that I was now doing this course or that job or living at that address and that they would now be ‘sharing information’ to alert everyone to the dangerous nutter at large. All completely unlawful, even if I had have been a dangerous nutter and they had been providing me with any sort of ‘service’.

Merfyn was found dead, aged 63 yrs, in Nov 2010. By that time, Brown and I had begun publishing about the mental health services in north Wales. We had appeared in the broadsheets and were openly discussing our plans to publish a book about my appalling experiences at the hands of Dafydd et al. It was clear that the police would soon be forced to re-open the investigation into the North Wales Child Abuse Scandal and the need to review the Waterhouse Inquiry was being discussed.

 

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For the full background on Merfyn’s death, see post ‘A Particularly Worrying Death’.

Such was the concern over Gwynne and Dafydd’s habit of banging people up in Denbigh who had crossed the paths of their mates, at one point an issue was made of there being no Welsh speaking psychiatric social worker in north Wales, thus targets were being ‘assessed’ in English, a language which many of them could not speak at all well. The argument was a red herring because Dafydd and Gwynne were first language Welsh – Dafydd was from Bethesda – as were scores of Angels at Denbigh. If anyone had really wanted to stop the gross abuses they could have. However in response to this, a Welsh speaking psychiatric social worker was appointed. I imagine that this simply made it even easier for Dafydd and Gwynne to incarcerate people; ‘ooh but they were interviewed in their mother tongue, OF COURSE the assessment was full and proper and they are definitely MAD’. It was people who lived in Croesor who told me about this, so I am wondering if the Welsh speaking Perfect Slave of a psychiatric social worker who was installed back in the early 1970s was Merfyn Hughes.

I hate to think what was happening to that social worker who once stood as the Labour candidate against Dafydd Wigley for election to the Commons. Fings Obviously Broke.

 

Didn’t any of you wonder what had gone on Windbag/Miranda/Gordon??? Or indeed you Betty Williams, who would have personally known Merfyn Hughes?

Fallen down an embankment in the middle of the night, landed in someone else’s garden, gone to sleep, died and then hidden his own body?

‘You might very well think that; I couldn’t possibly comment.’

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Lord Wigley is still churning out a weekly column for ‘The Daily Post’, perhaps for his next piece he could write a few words about his memories of Merfyn Hughes before Merfyn met his slapstick death.

 

1979 was the year in which Dafydd had Mary Wynch unlawfully arrested and imprisoned in Risley Remand Centre and then the North Wales Hospital Denbigh. By 1979, Dafydd did exactly what he wanted, along with the other rotten Top Doctors and the ring of crooked solicitors in north Wales of which Mary complained. Risley was fully complicit and as Mary later demonstrated, the Treasury Solicitor was also part of the corruption. By 1979 there was havoc at UCNW and there was en masse abuse of children in the numerous children’s homes that were now springing up all over north Wales. The supply of kids and young people to the VIP trafficking gang was well underway.

In 1983 Wigley’s majority had increased to 31% (10,989). Mary Wynch was by now on her way to the Master of the Rolls; Dafydd et al knew that, but the wider public didn’t. Wigley’s nearest rival had been the Tory candidate. Betty Williams, the Labour candidate, came third; Michael Foot was still leader of the Labour Party at the 1983 General Election and had known about Dafydd and the gang for years. Betty Williams studied at Bangor Normal College and served as a Gwynedd County Councillor and the Mayor of Arfon in 1990. In 1997, Betty became the Blair’s babe for Conwy. She held the seat until 2010, throughout it all ignoring complaints about the abuse of mental health patients. Betty knew about Dafydd’s gang and simply kept schtum. See previous posts.

 

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Alice Cooper’s 1972 hit ‘Elected’ was a reworked version of their debut single ‘Reflected’, from their 1969 album ‘Pretties for You’.

Ioan Bowen Rees was appointed Gwynedd County Council’s Chief Exec in 1980 and remained in post until 1991. Lucille Hughes had held a senior management post in Gwynedd Social Services since the mid-1970s. In 1981 Lucille was given responsibility for the children’s section and in Oct 1983, she became Director of Social Services for Gwynedd. Ioan had stood as the Plaid candidate for Conway in 1955 and for Merthyr Tydfil in 1964. See post ‘I Know Nuzzing…’

In 1987, Wigley’s majority rose to 36.60% (12,812). His nearest rival was the Tory candidate, Felix Aubel. Labour’s David Williams came third.

Felix Aubel was born in Cardiff to an anti-Communist soldier from the former Yugoslavia and a teacher from Aberdare. Aubel has stood many times for Parliament but never won election: he was once described by the Welsh language campaigner Ffred Ffransis as being ‘too honest’ to be an MP. In 1983, Felix stood as the SDP candidate in the Cynon Valley, then again in the subsequent by-election in 1984. Aubel left the SDP in disagreement with their policies on defence and devolution and joined the Conservatives. Aubel’s best performance as a Tory candidate was in the 2001 general election when he came within 750 votes of toppling the Lib Dems in Brecon and Radnorshire. Aubel stood down as a candidate in 2004 and says he is busy enough with his lecturing, media career and Congregational ministry in Carmarthenshire to consider standing again. In a 2010 interview he said that he remained loyal to the Conservative cause.

Here’s Felix campaigning with Jeffrey Archer in Cardigan in 1996:

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By 1987 when Felix was trying his chances in Caernarfon as a Tory, Dafydd’s gang ruled supreme. Patient F had been framed and unlawfully imprisoned in Risley and then Denbigh after he’d told a few too many people that he knew that kids in the Ty Newydd children’s home in Bangor were being mistreated and the gang had declared all out war on me, Brown, Brown’s brother and our friends who were witnesses. I had been unlawfully arrested and held in Denbigh and my housemate Anne had been killed. Alison Taylor had been suspended from her job and was well on the way to being sacked. The Windbag tried his hardest to ingratiate himself to Tony Francis’s mates in the NHS, but it wasn’t enough to win Paedophilia HQ. The criminality was enormous, but no-one, no-one in authority was challenging it.

The Gang Of Four never fielded an SDP candidate in Caernarfon, although Dr Death personally knew some of the Top Doctors in Dafydd’s gang and Dr D.G.E. Wood was a big fan of Dr Death. Every member of the Gang Of Four knew about Dafydd and his gang and maxed out on this knowledge when they developed their initial election strategy (see post ‘We’ve Been Expecting You…’).

 

In 1992, Wigley’s majority increased to 39.90% (14,476). His nearest rival was Peter E.H. Fowler, the Tory candidate. The Labour candidate was Sharon Mainwaring. In the 1990s, Sharon Mainwaring was a Director of several companies, all based in Swansea, one of which was Atebion, . Atebion set up a branch in Bangor, it advertised itself as a ‘training organisation’ for wimmin having a hard time who wanted to return to work. I was one of those lured through its doors. There was only one course offered – word processing/typing. I though oh well it’ll be useful, I can earn a bit of extra cash part-time. I should have known better, it was of course a con. Not a complete con, but certainly not value for money. We all paid well over £100 – everyone being utterly skint and saving up out of benefits – for the privilege of being sat in front of a word processor for a few hours, after being given an instruction book and told to follow it. We taught ourselves while a bint in Next clothes wafted in and out of the room now and then without speaking to any of us. There was no qualification at the end of it. I never used those ‘skills’ again. A lot of people have done very well out of Helping Wimmin, but not the Wimmin who have handed over money to be Helped. Sharon Mainwaring was also a Director of Lliw Valley Women’s Aid, 1992-94, yet another organisation – founded by Jane Hutt – which concealed Dafydd and all the associated gangs while Helping Wimmin. Mainwaring’s name also crops up associated with ‘Care and Repair Cymru’, an organisation which does odd jobs for the needy. ‘Care and Repair’ do do things for people but only the things that would be done under normal circumstances by Housing Associations, Councils etc if they actually did their jobs properly.

Mary Wynch had appeared in a TV documentary in March 1991 and a group of Lib Dems had signed an Early Day Motion in support of her a few days after the TV documentary. Everything went quiet very soon after that; every Lib Dem who signed the EDM subsequently received a peerage, except for the Lib Dem who tabled it, David Bellotti, who instead had his career in Parliament destroyed. See post ‘The Mary Wynch Case – Details’. By 1992, my career and the careers of three other witnesses had been completely wrecked and there had been repeated attempts to imprison me on the basis of the gang’s perjury. The North Wales Police had held an investigation into the possibility of a VIP paedophile gang in north Wales/Chester and in 1992 had colluded that there was no evidence for one. Alison Taylor had been trashed by everyone. A civil war had broken out in the School of Social Sciences at Bangor University, elicited by the paedophile gang (see previous posts eg. ‘Badlands’). Reinforcements were called in by the gang and there were many TV programmes, chat shows, books and articles about the wonders of psychiatry, ‘Welsh culture’ and its proud traditions in literature, music and arts and a flurry of interest in the history of psychiatry in north Wales, of which not one account contained more than a grain of truth. Dafydd’s Denbigh Dungeon didn’t get a mention, although it was still in operation.

Just days after Dafydd Wigley romped home with his huge majority, the Brighton firebomb killed five witnesses to the North Wales Child Abuse Scandal. The man who allegedly confessed to starting the fire was found dead shortly after and over the next few years a few of the witnesses who had managed to survive the firebomb were found dead. See post ‘The Silence Of The Welsh Lambs’.

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In the 1997 General Election, things had begun to take a little turn downward for Lord Wigley. He retained the seat, but his majority was reduced to 21.60% (7,449), over his nearest rival, the Labour candidate Eifion Wyn Williams. It was the General Election of Miranda’s landslide and Betty Williams had been redeployed to Conwy to do her bit for Miranda’s Wimmin. North Wales had begun to look a little tarnished after a steady supply of dead former kids in care and psych patients as well as the Jillings Inquiry – even though Cherie and Miranda’s mate Michael Beloff QC (the son of Lord Max Beloff, a mate of Ioan Bowen Rees) had ensured that the Jillings Report was completely suppressed (see post ‘It’s A Piece Of Cake’) – plus numerous allegations that there definitely was a big paedophile ring in north Wales/Cheshire that was indeed being concealed at the highest levels of Gov’t. The Waterhouse Inquiry had begun and Hergest patients were being arrested constantly for ludicrous reasons, including Patient F and me. The gang were frantically busy behind the scenes – once more – trying to make a case for banging me up in a secure mental hospital.

By 1997 the UK pop scene was becoming overwhelmed by the New Talent from Wales; Cool Cymru was upon us. A great many of the young songsters were the offspring of people who had facilitated or colluded with Dafydd and the associated gangs. Gruff Rhys, who’s band the Super Furry Animals received inexplicable boosts to their careers from Big Names in the music industry, was the son of Ioan Bowen Rees; Gruff used to practice with his band at the end of the terrace where I lived. Cerys Matthews was a former psychiatric nurse who had, for reasons never explained, given that up; her dad was a Top Doctor who had worked in Cardiff and then West Wales, where there were trafficking gangs linked with Dafydd’s lot. Huw Bunford had been a colleague of John Owen, a teacher and TV scriptwriter from south Wales who abused his pupils for years and was found dead in Oct 2001 days before his trial was due to begin. See posts ‘The International Language Of Screaming’ and ‘Yet More Inglorious Bastards’.

In 1999 my friend’s baby  – my friend was a witness to the criminality in north Wales – died as a result of negligence at Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton. She was told by a Top Doctor that he knew that the staff were going to lie if my friend took legal action. When I finally received copies of my medical records, there was information about my friend’s baby’s death in there.

Dafydd Wigley did not fight the 2001 General Election. The Plaid candidate was Hywel Williams, a former psychiatric social worker, who shared platforms with members of Dafydd’s gang and had been the Director of Social Work at Bangor University. Hywel won – the constituency was from 2001 known as Arfon – with a majority of 12.10% (3,511), over the Labour candidate Martin Eaglestone. Whom I met a few years ago, at a friend’s house. Martin was very frosty to me and I thought ‘that’s not very good for a candidate on the campaign trail’, but I later realised that Martin probably knew who I was, as did a few other frosty campaigning candidates.

Don’t mention the war! Or indeed Dafydd and the paedophile gang.

 

Between 1997 and 2001, the most enormous punch-up occurred within Plaid over Dafydd Wigley, but I have never found out what it was all about. Wigley stepped aside on the grounds of his heart trouble. He did have heart trouble but there was also a Grade A scrap.Years later Wigley’s wife Elinor Bennett wrote a little bit about it, maintaining that her husband had been treated appallingly after years of loyal service, but there still wasn’t much light shed on matters. Because Hywel Williams had been so fucking rude to me and other Empowered Service Users when we dared raise concerns about the abuse of mental health patients, I just thought ‘oh it’ll have been Hywel and a bunch of thugs causing trouble’, but I now know that Dafydd Wigley colluded every bit as much with the gang as Hywel did. Only Wigley was a better actor. I have a new respect for Hywel – he made it obvious that he didn’t give a fuck about us, he openly had coffee with the people who threatened and assaulted us and appeared on Dr Dafydd Alun Jones’s twitter feed, whereas Dafydd Wigley pretended to be nice to us.

There’s nothing like honesty and transparency in politics. If you’re going to be mates with a gang of paedophiles, then do be seen around Gwynedd supping with them a la Hywel.

Ym O Hyd!

Hywel. His attributes his alopecia to stress. I can understand that.
Official portrait of Hywel Williams crop 2.jpg

 

Hywel held the seat in 2005, with a majority of 18.60% over Martin Eaglestone. The Tory candidate was Guy Opperman. Opperman is now the Tory MP for Hexham, having been elected in 2010. Hexham is near Newcastle-upon-Tyne, the location of a long-standing trafficking ring linked to Dafydd’s gang which supplied both kids and staff junior and senior to north Wales. Opperman was born in Marlborough and was educated at Harrow School. He has a degree in law from the University of Buckingham and a diploma from the University of Lille, France.

Opperman was called to the Bar in 1989 and spent 20 years as a barrister of which 15 years were spent predominantly at the criminal bar. Opperman prosecuted and defended in a number of murder and rape trials. Opperman did many years of pro bono work with the Western Circuit Free Representation Unit and the Bar Pro Bono Unit, providing free legal assistance in hundreds of cases on behalf of Victim Support and CAB. Lucille has been involved with the senior management of CAB for many years. Ronnie Waterhouse also had his fingers in the CAB pie, as does Tal Michael, the son of paedophiles’ and Miranda’s friend Alun Michael, the former First Secretary of Wales who scarpered immediately that the Waterhouse Report was published. See previous posts.

Opperman was awarded the Bar Pro Bono Award by Miranda’s Attorney General, Lord Goldsmith QC, for his voluntary work on behalf of victims in Criminal Injuries Compensation Appeals. Peter Goldsmith was given his peerage just before the publication of the Waterhouse Report and became AG the year following its publication. In 2009, the then Attorney General, Baroness Patricia Scotland QC, presented him with a Pro Bono Hero award in the House of Commons for his work on preventing hospital closures. Patricia is a paedophiles’ friend of the highest order and three previous blog are dedicated to Patricia and her pals.

Opperman was a Councillor in Kennet, Wiltshire, 1995-99.

Opperman led a legal campaign to oppose the closure of the NHS’s Savernake Hospital at Marlborough which he credited with saving his mother’s life from cancer. Although Opperman probably doesn’t know with any certainty that they did, but campaigning on behalf of the Top Docs is a favourite past-time for politicians.

Opperman runs a series of social action projects in the North East. In 2010, he established a work experience scheme based in his Hexham office to give young people an insight into politics and experience in work. Since its inception almost 100 local young people have taken part in the programme. During Christmas 2011, he collected presents for soldiers serving abroad in Afghanistan. In 2012, he coordinated the collection of more than 300 toys for disadvantaged children in north east England as part of the Northumberland Conservatives’ Christmas appeal, “Buy One More Toy”.

This is all good clean fun Guy, but those kids would probably have benefited more from you exposing the horror which passes for ‘children’s social services’ in your neck of the woods.

In September 2012 Opperman was appointed as PPS to Mark Harper, the Immigration Minister at the Home Office. Which is not quite as fluffy as campaigning on behalf of the NHS. Theresa was Home Secretary at the time and oversaw deaths and abuses in immigration detention centres and was responsible for those Vans Of Hate telling darkies to go home. While Home Secretary, Theresa organised the Macur Review of the Waterhouse Inquiry, which, surprise surprise, was another heavily redacted cover-up, that maintained that there was nothing untoward with Ronnie’s original. Not that Theresa would ever want the sordid truth to be revealed, Theresa having been one of the Councillors of the London Borough of Merton, which was served by St George’s Hospital Medical School when St George’s was facilitating the trafficking ring which was directly linked to Dafydd’s gang in north Wales.

Opperman has previously described himself as “rather on the left” of the Conservative Party and has previously opposed regional pay but supported the Living Wage, regional banks, and industrial activism. He called for his Party to do more to show it supports “the hard working people in our public sector”. Like Angels and Top Doctors!

Opperman’s interests in Parliament include assisted dying and prison reform.  On 8 August 2013, Opperman declared his support for the Living Wage in an article for the New Statesman. In this article he asked: “How and why did we let it become acceptable for a full-time job not to pay enough to live on?”. Fancy making any points about the problems that excessively high pay among some people in the NHS is causing then Guy?

Although he led a campaign to oppose the closure of Savernake Hospital, Opperman has overseen multiple NHS service closures in his constituency, for instance, the shutting of the overnight urgent care services at Hexham hospital. Er – would it be the distressed psych patients who are turning up to use that service?

Guy Opperman was appointed as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Department for Work and Pensions on 14 June 2017. He quickly found himself mired in controversy in the national press, when footage from 2013 was uncovered showing him stating that he understood what it was like to live on a zero-hours contract because he once worked as a £250-per-hour barrister. Weeks later, in response to the group Women Against State Pension Inequality, he was quoted as saying that older women who face cuts to their state pension could take up apprenticeships as a route to re-employment. Well people who carry on like me would be quite willing Guy, but there is quite a problem of age discrimination in the job market. Furthermore, the WASPI protesters have paid into their pensions, it’s just that the rules were changed after a few decades of them doing that… Opperman faced criticism in October 2017 for pulling out of a pensions fringe event at the Tory Party Conference in an apparent attempt to avoid a nearby protest staged by WASPI.

Opperman was criticised in the ‘Financial Times’ in September 2017 for being “clueless” about the Lifetime ISA and for following a “line of pensions Ministers with no interest in pensions stretching back to the 1990s”.

In April 2011, Opperman was diagnosed with a brain tumour after suffering from headaches whilst at work in Parliament. He was rushed to hospital on the advice of his fellow Conservative MP and doctor, Dan Poulter and underwent emergency surgery. He recovered fully after several months. Yeah, Guy would have, he’s campaigned on behalf of the Top Doctors. You’re only left to die by The Walton Centre if you and your nearest and dearest have challenged the paedophiles’ friends a la Nerys the Bangor sociologist (see previous posts).

Guy Opperman has raised almost £10,000 for charity including over £4,000 in 2011 for the National Brain Appeal at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery which he credits with saving his life after suffering from a brain tumour. But as Guy is not a neurosurgeon, once again he wouldn’t actually know. The Top Docs would and they also know a useful PR vehicle when they see one. Guy and Labour MP Paul Blomfield, who also had a brain tumour in 2011, walked the first section of the Pennine Way in 2012 to raise money for Headway UK. That’ll be the Headway UK which employed someone whom I know as a manager. He left after a few months because he was rather unhappy about what Headway UK were up to… In 2012, Opperman walked 280 miles from Sheffield to Scotland raising £2,500 for the Great North Air Ambulance.

I presume that Guy Opperman’s view on Health Policy can be summed up by the usual: ‘Ah the doctors they were wonderful’.

Opperman was a Director of his family engineering business until 2009. He is a supporter of Middlesborough Football Club. 

In October 2012, Opperman had his first book published, Doing Time, an examination of the prison service and offender rehabilitation in the UK. In it he offers a consideration of re-offending, prisoner training, drug rehabilitation, prison management and payment by results in the prison system. I haven’t read ‘Doing Time’, but I guess that it does not contain an analysis of the corruption in forensic psychiatry which is resulting in so many people who have experienced organised abuse ending up in prison.

Opperman is a member of the Advisory Board of the High Pay Centre and has co-authored an essay with Green Party MP Caroline Lucas and TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady entitled “Better Business: Moral Matters”. In the essay he contrasts community-focused businesses in his own Northumberland constituency with the lack of responsibility demonstrated by the banking sector. There are great swathes of the Community in the North East who, like great swathes of the Community in north Wales, are going to great lengths to conceal the shameful recent past – which is profoundly influencing the present – of their Community.

 

Hywel remains the Plaid MP for the constituency – now known as Arfon – but he very nearly lost the last election.

 

Wrexham.

Wrexham has been held continually by Labour since 1935, the only blip being in 1981 when Tom Ellis, the Labour MP, defected to the SDP. At the 1983 General Election, normal service was resumed and the Labour MP, John Marek, won the seat. I need to qualify my use of the phrase ‘normal service’ in this context. John Marek provided anything but normal service and later defected to the Tory Party, having created his own Party along the way, of which he was the only member. However Marek did all that after he became the AM for Wrexham. As an MP, John Marek was Labour.

Bryn Estyn was located just outside of Wrexham and was staffed by local thugs. Because of the scale of abuse at Bryn Estyn, it was well worth everybody’s while ignoring what was happening there, although it wasn’t a huge employer per se; it was more a case of the organisations running it – the Home Office until the beginning of the 1970s, then the DHSS until the mid-1970s and then Clwyd County Council. These organisations were huge employers and their reputations needed to be upheld. The abuse of boys at Bryn Estyn stretched back decades – almost certainly to when it was established as a Home Office Approved School in 1943 – but things really started swinging in the late 1960s/early 1970s when Dafydd and John Allen went into business. The arrival at Bryn Estyn of Matt Arnold as Headmaster and his friend and colleague in paedophilia Peter Howarth – they had both relocated from Axwell Park Approved School in Gateshead where they had operated a paedophile ring there – was the end for the boys at Bryn Estyn.

John Allen’s empire the Bryn Alyn Community was located just outside of Wrexham. It was a private enterprise which opened at the end of the 1960s, but housed kids in care who were funded by their local authorities. There were kids from north Wales at Bryn Alyn, but most of them were kids from metropolitan areas, such as the London Boroughs, the West Midlands, Manchester and the North East. Bryn Alyn soon became a huge enterprise. Kids were circulated around children’s homes in north Wales, as were staff and indeed the visiting abusers. By the late 1970s, a great many people had a vested interest in ensuring that events at Bryn Estyn and Bryn Alyn were kept very firmly under wraps. In Gwynedd, virtually everyone’s employment depended in some way on Dafydd and the gang; it was not quite as extreme in Wrexham, because Wrexham did have heavy industry which provided much employment. However that industry died during the 1970s and Wrexham was left in a very sorry state. It became notorious in north Wales for being – at least in the eyes of those who weren’t from Wrexham – a dump. There were massive socio-economic problems and the towns council estates, especially Queen’s Park, were infamous. Queen’s Park hosted riots and in 1985 its name was changed to Caia Park, but it was still an area where people would refuse to live even if quite desperate.

Wrexham was a very safe Labour seat until the late 1970s; I presume that the loss of the big Labour majorities will have been because of the severe economic problems faced by the town. The threat to Labour in Wrexham was always from the Tories or Liberals. Plaid fielded candidates but they trailed a long way behind, probably because of the very ‘English’ nature of the town; Wrexham is on the border and one very rarely hears Welsh spoken in the town.

Caernarfon was a safe seat with a consistently high turn out, always around 80%; Wrexham had much lower turn outs, usually about 55% but sometimes only around 45% or so.

From 1935 to 1955 the Labour MP for Wrexham was Robert Richards. Richards grew up in Montgomeryshire and studied at what became Aberystwyth University and then St John’s College, Cambridge. He lectured at Glasgow University, 2009-11, then moved to UNCW where he held the Chair in Economics until 1922. Richards entered the Commons as the Labour MP for Wrexham for the first time in 1922, but was later voted out and then back in again. Robert Richards died in office in 1955 at the age of 70.

In 1950, Richards had a majority of 32.35% (17,925) over the Conservative and National Liberal candidate. In 1951, Richards’s majority over the Conservative and National Liberal candidate was 26.67% (14,635).

At the 1955 by-election held after Richards’s death, Labour’s Idwal Jones won with a majority of 27% (10,926) over the Conservative and National Liberal candidate. James Idwal Jones was born in Rhosllannerchrugog, one of the few Welsh speaking villages in the Wrexham area. He was educated at  Ruabon Grammar School and at the Normal College, Bangor. Idwal Jones became a teacher in 1922 in Holt but then moved to positions in Glyn Ceiriog and Penycae ( in north east Wales, but further away from Wrexham).In 1938 Idwal Jones was appointed as Headmaster at Grango School in his home village of Rhosllannerchrugog.

Idwal will have been networked in with all those in education who spent years concealing organised abuse in north Wales.

Idwal first stood as a Labour Parliamentary candidate in 1951 for the West Denbighshire constituency, but was unsuccessful. After being elected for Wrexham in May 1955, Jones held the seat until he retired from the Commons at the 1970 General Election. He died at Ponciau, Wrexham in 1982, so he was around a long time to join in with the ‘How Very Dare You’ if people raised complaints about Gwynne, Dafydd and the gang.

Idwal Jones was the brother of Thomas William Jones aka Lord Maelor, Labour MP for Merioneth, 1951-66. Merioneth was a constituency in what is now south Gwynedd, which included Croesor, Llanfrothen and the surrounding area, domain of Sir Clough, Bertrand Russell and the local people who were rendered even more vulnerable to Gwynne and Dafydd after the appointment of the social worker who could illegally incarcerate them in their very own language of Heaven.

One of my favourite books is William Blake’s ‘The Marriage of Heaven and Hell’. Blake’s conception of Hell begins not as a place of punishment, but as a source of unrepressed, somewhat Dionysian energy, opposed to the authoritarian and regulated perception of Heaven. Blake’s purpose is to create what he called a “memorable fancy” in order to reveal the repressive nature of conventional morality and institutional religion.

Plate from Marriage of Heaven and Hell; Denbigh Is Unique’ – Dafydd, arguing against the closure of his proud institution circa 1994.

In the most famous part of the book, Blake reveals the Proverbs of Hell. One of which is ‘The Lust Of The Goat Is The Bounty Of God’. Saying this sort of thing got William Blake into a great deal of bother. My how things haven’t changed.

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Dr Dafydd Alun Jones
  • North Wales Hospital, Denbigh - County Asylums

 

Thomas William Jones, Baron Maelor was born in Ponciau and educated at Ponciau School before becoming a coal miner at the nearby Bersham Colliery. He later attended the Normal College, Bangor and qualified as a teacher. During WWI, Lord Maelor was a conscientious objector, but was granted recognition only to serve in the Army as a  non-combatant. He received a six-month prison sentence by court-martial for refusing to obey orders, on grounds of conscience, which he served at Wormwood Scrubs; under the Home Office Scheme he was transferred to Knutsford Work Centre and then Princetown Work Centre in Dartmoor Prison. 

Jones was Labour MP for Merioneth, 1951-66. He was a poet and a member of the Gorsedd of the Bards, which provides a popular networking opportunity for Dafydd’s mates. Thomas Jones served as President of the International Eisteddford at Llangollen, which provides another networking opportunity for associates of the gang; Ronnie Waterhouse was President of the International Eisteddfod. See previous posts.

Lord Maelor died in an overnight fire at his home in Ponciau in Nov 1984. Which was when it was all kicking off in north Wales – Brown and me refusing to withdraw our complaint about Gwynne the lobotomist and being threatened by D.G.E. Wood et al; Mary Wynch fast heading towards the Master of the Rolls; and Alison Taylor given a formal warning by Gwynedd County Council, then reporting injuries to kids in care to the police, only to be told that her concerns were unjustified. At some point in 1984 George Thomas ended up in hospital because of an STI and there was a panic lest all became public. The Top Docs kept their mouths shut and Leo Abse told a pack of lies to the press as a cover story (see post ‘It Wasn’t On Our Radar’).

It was concluded that the fire which killed Lord Maelor was begun by a ‘smouldering cigarette’. No evidence for this, just the observation that Lord Maelor was a heavy smoker. The comedian Viv Stanshall, someone else who could have named a few names, also went up in smoke because of a presumed cigarette, in Viv’s case as a result of ‘smoking in bed’. Viv Stanshall died in March 1995, while Nicola Davies QC was reviewing the North Wales Police paperwork – most of which was found to be missing – in order to decide whether an Inquiry should be held into the abuse of kids in north Wales. By 1995 Ronnie Waterhouse had already altered his retirement plans and was on his tour of Wales, dining and staying over with many of the people who’s failures/collusion led to en masse abuse in north Wales/Cheshire. Not that Ronnie knew that he would be Chairing any Inquiry of course…

It may be that it is just about possible to accidentally start a fire big enough to kill one with a lit fag if one carefully drops it into a pile of highly inflammable material. But otherwise it is very difficult. I have shared houses with very heavy smokers – no-one beats Empowered Service Users for heavy smoking – and they certainly burn things but they do not start fires. What happens, even when Smoking In Bed While Tanked Up With Drugs, is that the fag drops onto the bedding and burns a small hole. That is it. I watched this at close quarters for years. It is incredibly annoying because there’s small holes in all the bedding, but it absolutely does not start an inferno from which there is no escape. Cigarettes are not chip pans on fire which have had water thrown over them.

There was a TV advert when I was a teenager which Warned Against The Dangers Of Fires Started By Ciggies. It featured an elderly man with a northern accent coming in at the end of his graft, sitting in his chair and saying ‘Ee it’s been a good day’, as he drops off to sleep, dropping his fag onto the carpet which catches fire and then engulfs him in flames as he slumbers soundly throughout it all. It’s nearly as unlikely as Dewi Pritchard Jones’s explanation for Merfyn the Croesor social worker’s death. That advert was screened at the time of the panic over all those second homes going up in flames in north Wales. Cigarettes or Welsh Nash? Neither, most of it was the trafficking gang and fuckwittery on the part of the security services.

I only know of one example where a discarded lit dog end did start a fire. It was in the drought of 1976 and an old boy in Somerset chucked his lit cigarette butt into a very, very dry hedge. It smouldered away happily as he went off home and turned into a fire a la gorse fires in hot weather and the hedge went up. It was impressive, but even that burnt itself out, it didn’t require the fire brigade. How do I know this? Because it was my grandpa who set that hedge on fire. Not my Tory grandpa who hated Edward du Cann and Tom King, but my other grandpa. My grandmother was appalled at such vandalism and we all were told to keep the identity of the culprit a secret. So if anyone wants to know who was responsible for that blackened hedge in Otterhampton in 1976 it was Grandpa Ford.

I do not believe that these witnesses to the wrongdoing of Dafydd et al who combusted at crucial times had made the sort of mistake that Grandpa Ford did. Hedges and droughts were not involved, people don’t just go up in flames when they’re smoking a fag. Although it would be very convenient for some serious criminals who murdered five witnesses with a firebomb in April 1992 if they did.

 

I’ll take a bit of time to look at the Merioneth constituency at this point, because it did include what later became the tinderbox of the Croeser/Llanfrothen area and Bertrand Russell’s domain.

Between 1852-68, Merioneth was held by the Tories. William Watkin Edward Wynne, (MP, 1852-65) was a landowner and an antiquarian. He was born in Denbighshire, went to Westminster School and Jesus College, Oxford. William Wynne served as High Sheriff of Merionethshire in 1867 and became constable of Harlech Castle in 1874. 

The 1859 General Election was characterised by allegations of coercion against tenant farmers who supported the Liberal challenger David Williams. In 1865, William Wynne’s son William Robert Maurice Wynne, W.R.M. Wynne, succeeded him as the Conservative candidate. The Liberal press in North Wales was optimistic that the Liberals would capture the seat on this occasion and advised Wynne to withdraw. However, the Liberal campaign lacked organisation and very few public meetings were held. W.R.M. Wynne held the seat with a slightly reduced majority, and this has been attributed by the historian Ieuan Gwynedd Jones to ‘a sense of terror’ that had struck the mainly Nonconformist tenant farmers.

In 1868, following the extension of the franchise, some Conservative supporting newspapers believed that the 1867 Reform Act – the Second Reform Act – would actually benefit the Conservatives, especially after a revision of the electoral register resulted in the removal of a large number of electors in the Liberal stronghold of Ffestiniog. Eventually, however, Wynne withdrew rather than face another contest which he was likely to lose.

W.R.M. Wynne made a notable contribution to the cultural life of Wales by donating the Peniarth Manuscripts to the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth.

Following his withdrawal from Parliamentary life, Wynne remained very active within local government. He served as High Sheriff of Merionethshire in 1886 and was Lord Lieutenant of Merionethshire from 1891 until his death. Wynne served as Chairman of the Merionethshire Quarter Sessions, was also a magistrate for Montgomeryshire and Carnarvonshire and served as constable of Harlech Castle. He was also a member of Merionethshire County Council from its formation in 1889 until his death, one of comparatively few Conservative members.

Wynne held extensive estates, totaling over 9,000 acres, primarily in Merionethshire. Although unable to speak Welsh fluently he was said to be on good terms with his tenantry. Some farms on the estate were said, at the time of Wynne’s death, to have been held for forty years without an increase in rent.

Wynne died at Buckingham Gate, London, on 5 February 1909. He was buried in the family vault at Llanegryn and the Dean of Bangor officiated at the funeral service. Tenants from the estate officiated as bearers at the funeral. In a mark of respect for Wynne, the then Liberal MP for Merionethshire, Osmond Williams, cancelled all political engagements in the constituency in the week following his death.

From 1868 until Lord Maelor was elected in 1951, Merioneth was held by the Liberal Party. The Liberal MPs who held the seat were famous names in the history of Wales: David Williams, Samuel Holland, Henry Robertson, T.E. Ellis, Osmond Williams, Henry Hadyn Jones and Emrys Roberts.

 

David Williams was born on the Llyn Peninsula. His younger sister Margaret was married to the notable Welsh preacher, John Breese. Williams stood unsuccessfully as Liberal candidate for Merioneth in 1859 and 1865 before being elected in 1868.

Williams suffered from ill health throughout his time as MP and only attended the Commons to vote on one occasion, for the passing of the Irish Church Disestablishment Bill. Williams died in December 1869 and was succeeded, after a by-election, by Samuel Holland.

David Williams’s eldest son Sir Osmond Williams also represented the seat, 1900-10. David Williams’s youngest son was the noted Top Doctor, Leonard Llewellyn Bulkeley Williams and his youngest daughter Alice Williams was a painter, bard and welfare worker. Alice was the Chair of one of the first British branches of the Women’s Institute at Penrhyndeudreaeth. She died in Chelsea in 1957.

Samuel Holland succeeded David Williams as the MP for Merioneth. Samuel was the son of Samuel, a Liverpool merchant and was born in Liverpool. He was educated in England and Germany and joined his father’s company as an office boy. At eighteen Samuel Holland was made manager of the Rhiwbryfdir quarry near Blaenau Ffestiniog and there conceived the railway from Blaenau Ffestiniog to Porthmadog, then known as Port Madoc.

Holland was appointed High Sheriff of Merionethshire for 1862.

In 1875 Holland was active in setting up the Dr Williams’s School in Dolgellau. He became the first Chairman of the school’s Board of Governors.

 

In 1885 Samuel Holland was succeeded as MP by Henry Robertson. Henry Robertson was a Scottish mining engineer, industrialist and a prolific railway builder; he built railways across north Wales, to transport the products of his industrial concerns. After receiving an offer from a Scottish bank to invest in the North Wales mineral district in 1842, Robertson purchased Brymbo Iron Works and under him it became Brymbo Steelworks, Wrexham. Robertson was co-founder of Beyer-Peacock, a locomotive manufacturer. His son Sir Henry Beyer Robertson was knighted by Queen Victoria for the achievements of his father.

Henry Robertson also served as Liberal MP for Shrewsbury, 1862-65. He resigned his Merioneth seat as a result of his opposition to Gladstone’s Home Rule Bill.

Robertson’s wife was the daughter of a London solicitor. His homes were: 1851: Richmond Place, Chester; 1861: St Mary’s Court, Shrewsbury. In the 1860s, he also bought a large estate in Llandderfel, near Bala, Gwynedd. 1871, 1881: 13, Lancaster Gate, Paddington, London (at the time of the 1871 Census, Robertson was an MP sitting at Westminster). In 1871, he built Pale Hall in Llandderfel, which became his country seat.

 

T.E. Ellis, Tom Ellis, succeeded Henry Robertson as Liberal MP for Merioneth in 1886. Ellis was the leader of Cymru Fydd, a movement aimed at gaining home rule for Wales. He was born near Bala, the son of a tenant farmer. Ellis attended Bala School, where his fellow pupils included Sir O.M Edwards. Owen Morgan Edwards is considered by some to be a hero of Welsh cultural and national life. O.M. Edwards was an historian and educationalist and served as a schools inspector. He was one of a network of people who became very influential in Wales and he wrote prolifically. O.M. Edwards’s son, Ifan ab Owen Edwards, is best known for founding the Urdd Gobaith Cymru (‘Welsh League of Youth’). Both father and son had numerous links with the University of Wales, Welsh literature, poetry and political activism. There is a statue to both of them at Llanuwchllyn, near Bala. See previous posts for details of their extensive network.

 

T.E. Ellis progressed onto what is now Aberystwyth University and then to New College Oxford. On leaving Oxford, Ellis briefly went into journalism and also acted as a private tutor to the son of a South Wales shipping magnate. He then became Private Secretary to Liberal MP, John Brunner. 

After being elected as Liberal MP for Merioneth, Ellis became a spokesman for Welsh concerns and in 1890 in Bala called for a Welsh legislative assembly. Ellis co-operated closely with David Lloyd George and played a major role in the campaign for Welsh disestablishment. When Ellis became a Whip in Gladstone’s Gov’t, he withdrew from Cymru Fydd and the leadership was taken over by Lloyd George and Herbert Lewis (the MP for Flint Boroughs). Ellis became an admirer of Cecil Rhodes, whom he met in Cape Colony.

This is the statue of T.E. Ellis on the main shopping street in Bala:

 

Tom’s mate Cecil, causing trouble at Oxford:

Will Oxford University Remove Cecil Rhodes Statue?

 

Tom Ellis’s son was the academic Thomas Iorwerth Ellis. Thomas Ellis went to Westminster School and studied at Aberystwyth University and Jesus College, Oxford. He taught at Cardiff School for Boys and then at what became Swansea University. Thomas Ellis was Headmaster of Rhyl County School, 1930-40. In the 1940s he lectured at what became Lampeter and Aberystwyth Universities. Ellis helped to found the New Wales Union in 1941 and was Secretary for 25 years. He served as warden of the Guild of Graduates of the University of Wales for six years and as High Sheriff of Cardiganshire, 1944-45. Ellis was also a member of the Court and Council of the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth and of the National Library of Wales and served as a member of the Governing Body, Representative Body and College of Episcopal Electors of the Church in Wales. He died on 20 April 1970. Ellis moved among all those who kept the lid on Gwynne, Dafydd and the gang. Ellis’s wife Mari was a writer and women’s rights activist. Mari was a graduate of UCNW and later worked at the National Library of Wales.

The MP for Merioneth, 1899-1900, was Sir O.M. Edwards, who was elected unopposed. Edwards did not enjoy Parliamentary life and left the House after one year.

 

Sir Osmond Williams was elected unopposed in 1900 and held Merioneth until 1910. Sir Osmond was the son of David Williams and the brother of Alice. He was born in Ardudwy and was educated at Eton. Osmond married Frances, daughter of John Whitehead Greaves, who was part of the slate industry in north Wales. Greaves worked existing slate deposits in partnership with other entrepreneurs, initially at Glynrhonwy but adding other sites. He used the income this to prospect for new veins which he could exploit exclusively. Greaves opened the Llechwedd Quarry in 1846. His slate won a Class 1 Prize Medal at the Great Exhibition of 1851 and orders flowed in, including a contract to supply Kensington Palace.

 

Sir Henry Haydn Jones succeeded Sir Osmond as MP and retained the seat until 1945, for some of the time unopposed. Sir Henry was born in Ruthin, the son of Joseph David Jones, a schoolmaster in the town and a Welsh musician and composer. After the early death of his father, Haydn Jones was brought up by uncles at Towyn (now Tywyn) where he was educated at the Board School & Academy. In 1903 he married Barbara, the daughter of Lewis D. Jones, a Welsh-born Chicago ironmonger and quarry owner.

In 1889 Haydn Jones was elected as one of the first members of Merionethshire County Council, representing the Towyn Urban District. A year later he was the Chair of the Council. He was eventually elected an Alderman.

In 1909 the Bryn Eglwys slate quarry, the Abergynolwyn estate and village and Talyllyn Railway came up for sale. Aware of the distress which would be caused by permanent closure of the quarry, Sir Haydn bought the lot himself in 1911 for £5250 and became the sole owner of what became the Abergynolwyn Slate and Slab Company. In 1935 he extended his quarry ownership, leasing the Aberllefenni Slate Quarry in the neighbouring Corris district.

The quarrying and slate business did well until the early 1920s when demand fell and the Bryn Eglwys quarry was only kept open by pillaring the easy to obtain slate rather than by digging out new underground chambers. At times there was a three-day week, but the quarry soldiered on until 1941 when Sir Haydn’s lease expired. He continued on a yearly lease until 1946 when a roof fall caused by the continued pillaring closed the quarry for good.

By buying Bryn Eglwys, Haydn Jones had become effectively owner of the Talyllyn Railway built to carry slate from the quarry to Tywyn. After the quarry collapse and closure in 1946, the railway had little reason to continue operating. Haydn Jones declared that the railway would remain open while he remained alive and it continued to run until 1950. After his death his widow reached an arrangement with L.T.C. Rolt and his associates allowing them to lease the railway. Today the railway operates as a tourist attraction.

In 1945 Emrys Roberts was elected for Merioneth and held the seat until 1951. Emrys Roberts was born at Caernarfon and educated at Caernarfon Grammar School, at the now Abersytwyth University where he graduated in law and then Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, followed by the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva. Emrys served in the RAF during WWII, reaching the rank of Squadron Leader. He was called to the bar at Gray’s Inn in 1944. Sir William Mars-Jones, Ronnie Waterhouse’s mate and Dafydd’s umbrella for many years, was a member of Gray’s Inn.

Roberts was sometime Chairman of the Welsh Liberal Party. He was Chairman of the Development Board for Rural Wales, 1977-81 and a member of a large number of other public bodies in Wales including being Chairman of the Eisteddfod Council. He was active in the Parliament for Wales Campaign launched in 1950, Chaired by Lady Megan Lloyd George but by the time the campaign got into top gear both he and Lady Megan had lost their Parliamentary seats. So the other paedophiles’ friends from a previous era, such as Goronwy Roberts, had to take over.

In 1950, Emrys Roberts increased his majority after a campaign invigorated by a meeting addressed by the veteran Liberal, Lord Samuel.

The Plaid Cymru candidate in Merioneth for a number of elections in the 1950s and 60s was Gwynfor Evans. Gwynfor Evans was the first person to be elected as a Plaid MP, for Carmarthen in 1966. Gwynfor knew about the organised abuse in Wales and when he stood as the Plaid candidate for Merioneth he will have known about the activities of Bertrand Russell and some of the summer visitors to Croeser, as well as the rather high price local people paid if they Crossed Gwynne and Dafydd’s Path.

 

The immediate post-war period continued to be difficult for the Liberal Party in terms of political positioning. Together with Lady Megan Lloyd George and Edgar Granville, Emrys Roberts was one of a group of MPs determined to stand up against what they saw as the Party’s drift to the Right under the leadership of Clement Davies and to save its Radical soul. In 1950, Emrys Roberts criticised Davies saying that the party was being badly led and that Davies should be consulting the Deputy Leader (Lady Megan) rather than the Chief Whip on matters of policy in the first instance. As a reward for the pro-Labour leanings of Emrys and Lady Megan (more of which in a minute) and support of the Labour Gov’t in Parliamentary votes, the Conservatives decided to renew their opposition against Lady Megan in Anglesey and Emrys Roberts in Merioneth and their intervention was a critical factor in the loss of these two long-standing Liberal seats. The Conservatives declined to stand candidates in the constituencies held by Clement Davies, Roderic Bowen and Rhys Hopkin Morris, who had the reputation of being more right-wing, all of whom held their seats. After the 1951 General Election, a number of leading Radicals gave up on the Liberal Party with Lady Megan and Edgar Granville defecting to Labour, followed soon after by other former MPs Dingle Foot – Michael Foot’s brother – and Wilfrid Roberts. Dingle Foot QC was Solicitor General in Harold Wilson’s Gov’t, which will have involved concealing much wrongdoing, including that in north Wales.

Emrys Roberts did not join the Labour Party but he largely withdrew from up active politics and devoted himself to a business career. He later became the Director of the Branded Textiles Group. However he did not lose his interest in politics. In 1982 at the height of the difficulties afflicting the Liberal/SDP Alliance over seats negotiations and the dip in support for the Alliance in the polls, Emrys Roberts wrote to The Times proposing that the Alliance parties should have a single, joint, leader for the next general election and that there should be a merger of the parties once the election was over. He reminded readers that in 1951 he and Lady Megan Lloyd George had entered into talks with Mandy’s granddad Herbert Morrison, proposing a working relationship between the Labour Gov’t, with its majority of eight and the Liberal Party which had nine MPs. According to Emrys Roberts, Morrison was well disposed to the idea but Attlee’s decision to dissolve Parliament and call the Oct 1951 General Election put an end to it. Roberts added that the Lib-Lab Pact concluded between David Steel and Jim Callaghan in 1977-78 achieved what he and Lady Megan had been trying to do in 1951.

 

Readers will have noticed that I don’t have to indulge my interest in an earlier geological era for long before I arrive in the sphere of latter day paedophiles’ friends. Emrys Roberts began his life at the knee of the Ancients but well before he died, he was cheek by jowl with Jeremy Thorpe, Cyril Smith, Clement Freud, Dr Death et al. These complete idiots were part of the mass of rocks which could not be shifted when some people tried to get to the bottom of the most dreadful abuse of vulnerable people and associated serious crime in the 1980s and 90s. People died, there were corpses turning up all over north Wales. I am not that old but I knew some of those people; the kids who suffered so terribly in the children’s homes of north Wales were my age. We’re not talking orphanages for Victorian waifs here, we’re talking about people who were kids in the 1970s and young adults in the 1980s. Some of the old crocks who did it are still alive and snuggling down in their comfy chairs in villages across north Wales with the proverbial paned and a slice of bara brith, relying upon the network to get their grandchildren a place at medical school or a job as a social worker. They are not harmless old Taids and Nains, these were vicious bastards who ensured that the most terrible suffering continued because they were making a lot of money out of other old gits who wanted to have sex with children.

Ooh here’s Taid on the dresser, everyone knew Taid:

If anyone disagreed with Taid they were exterminated…

From 1968-1977, Emrys Roberts was Chairman of the Mid-Wales Development Corporation and then Chairman of the Development Board for Rural Wales from 1977–1981. Roberts was a member of the WDA, 1977-81 – who’s reputation for corruption remains unsurpassed to this day (see previous posts) and Director of the Development Corporation of Wales, 1978–81.

The committees upon which Emrys Roberts sat and his interests are reflected in his correspondence and papers, which are deposited in the National Library of Wales. They include those relating to the National Eisteddfod, 1959–76; the Development Board for Rural Wales, 1973–81; and Wales and West North Television. Emrys Roberts was also Vice-President of the Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion, which seems to be simply a group of paedophiles’ friends who give medals to each other.

It would be entertaining to chug over to the National Library if I was still near Aberystwyth and take a look at Emrys’s papers to see if I could spot any mention of the North Wales Hospital Denbigh. However I know from previous digging that whereas people were more than happy to drop Dafydd’s name at every opportunity until the mid-1970s, after that he became so embarrassing that no-one would mention him. But they wouldn’t stop his wrongdoing and they didn’t actually tell him to take a running jump when he rang them up/dropped in on them/wrote to them. Instead they took orders from him, having been so deeply compromised as a result of the history that I have been blogging about. This was a relatively small, incestuous collection of silly, vain, pompous people who landed Wales deep in a slurry pit as a result of their grandiose ambitions and corruption.

Emrys Roberts died in October 1990. So he lasted long enough to give Dafydd et al a helping hand right up until the North Wales Police investigation into the possible presence of the paedophile ring was launched.

The combusting Lord Maelor held Merioneth between 1951 and 1966 and faced a number of challenges from Gwynfor Evans as Plaid candidate. In 1964 the Plaid candidate was Elystan Morgan. Elystan Morgan is yet another lawyer who is an Aber graduate who has willingly served Dafydd and the gang throughout his life. Elystan Morgan is nothing if not persistent. He stood as the Plaid candidate for Wrexham twice in 1955 and again in 1959 and after having no luck in Merioneth in 1964, joined the Labour Party and in 1966 was elected as MP for Cardiganshire. He served as a Minister in the Home Office in Wilson’s Gov’t. Elystan Morgan is a member of Gray’s Inn along with the best of Dafydd’s mates. He was Chairman of the Welsh Parliamentary Labour Party, 1971-74. After losing his seat in Feb 1974, Elystan concentrated on his legal career but in 1979 Elystan was back in action, trying to become the Labour MP for Anglesey. Elystan Morgan was given a peerage in 1981, becoming Lord Elystan-Morgan. He was a recorder, 1983-87 and a Circuit judge, 1987-2003. Elystan Morgan was President of Aberystwyth University, 1997-2007. See previous posts for more gen on Elystan Morgan.

 

At the 1966 General Election, Merioneth was won by Labour’s William Edwards, who retained the seat until Feb 1974. William Henry Edwards, Will Edwards, was a lawyer who was born in Amlwch, Anglesey. His father was a tenant farmer and his mother was a seamstress. Will Edwards was educated at the local Grammar School and at Sir Thomas Jones’ Comprehensive School. He read Law at  Liverpool University and was of a similar vintage to those other two well known alumni of Liverpool University, Dafydd and Lucille. Will then studied at the London College of Law. He became a solicitor in Bala and visiting lecturer at Liverpool College of Commerce.

Edwards contested West Flintshire in the 1964 General Election. After his election for Merioneth in 1996, he became PPS to Secretary of State for Wales, the Windbag’s mate Lord Cledwyn. Will Edwards became a front-bench spokesman on Welsh affairs, in a team headed by the molester George Thomas, but he was sacked by Harold Wilson in 1972 over his support for entry into the EEC. Edwards lost his seat in the Feb 1974 General Election to Plaid’s Dafydd Elis Thomas and was unable to regain the seat in the October 1974 General Election.

Will Edwards was then appointed to lead Labour’s campaign in Wales for a “yes” vote in the referendum to remain in the EEC. In 1981, he was selected to fight Ynys Mon (Anglesey), but withdrew in March 1983, shortly before that year’s General Election, in protest at Labour’s policies of withdrawal from the EEC, unilateral nuclear disarmament and closure of US military bases in the UK.

Will Edwards was a member of the Historic Buildings Council for Wales, 1971-76 and began to edit The Solicitor’s Diary for Waterlow’s in 1973. In 1987, a Law Society tribunal struck him off the roll of solicitors for infringing the solicitors’ accounts rules and improper use of clients’ funds. In the light of how solicitors in north Wales were conducting themselves at the time, Will Edwards must have either been very bad indeed or the other paedophiles’ friends turned on him for some reason.

In later life, Will Edwards suffered from diabetes and heart disease. He died in the Wrexham Maelor Hospital in 2007. Will wasn’t refused NHS treatment on the grounds that he Hadn’t Taken Responsibility then. He lived long enough to contribute to the efforts to ensure that matters Dafydd and the trafficking ring remained safely buried.

 

When Will died, an obituary was published in ‘The Guardian’ which painted an interesting portrait of Will who nicked his clients’ money and concealed a paedophile gang. Here are the highlights:

An engaging and talented man… He got into trouble for taking political life seriously, but provoked greater difficulties by not taking it seriously enough…Edwards…was a young solicitor of considerable charm…He became well known in Welsh politics, while his energetic social life made him a popular figure with colleagues and journalists who did not think that Westminster duties were incompatible with having a good time. That attitude raised fewer eyebrows then than perhaps it would today, but combined with a reluctance to suck up to his political superiors meant Edwards was looked on with some suspicion…He was also passionately pro-Europe…There were other problems closer to home. In Welsh-speaking rural Wales, MPs have traditionally been people of a respectable, moderately radical character…But in an area of very conservative social views, Edwards’ displays of affluence – like the personalised car number plates – were considered inappropriate. Disparaging comments were made…there was more than a bit of swagger as he walked down the main street of Bala. Party colleagues reported indications that he was not being assiduous enough.

It would be wrong to suggest that Edwards did not care about his constituents. He argued passionately on their behalf on specific issues, but it was difficult to avoid the impression that he found the details of political life less than wholly absorbing. That played into the hands of a politician who had been enthusiastically canvassing Merioneth… Plaid Cymru’s Dafydd Elis Thomas… Later in the 80s, financial transgressions got him struck off as a solicitor by the Law Society. While still relatively young, he was hit by ill-health, including diabetes and, later, heart disease. It was a sad, premature decline and a contrast to the days when his verve and sense of mischief were at everyone’s service.’

Everyone is rude about Dafydd El shamelessly toadying to Royals, but I don’t think that he has yet been caught stealing other people’s money only to be excused by having the qualities of ‘verve and a sense of mischief’.

Who was the obituarist who considered that helping yourself to your clients’ dosh is just part of life’s rich tapestry and it most post unreasonable of the constituents not to vote for an MP who robbed them, being a bunch of old stick in the muds in Bala? It was the late Patrick Hannan, the Welsh journo and TV/radio broadcaster. Hannan went to school with Sir Anthony Hopkins and then to Aberystwyth University. He worked on the ‘Western Mail’ in the 1960s and joined BBC Wales in 1970. Hannan presented ‘Wales Today’ and then spent 13 years as the BBC’s political correspondent in Wales and had a series on BBC Radio Wales. He broadcast on Radio 4 with his colleague Peter Stead and produced documentary programmes for BBC 2, BBC Wales and HTV. Hannan married Menna Richards, who became Director of BBC Wales. He died in 2009. One of Hannan’s books was published by Gomer Press. Hannan was the son of a Top Doctor in south Wales.

A few observations: Sir Anthony Hopkins came over all Welsh at about the time of the Waterhouse Report and its aftermath. He waxed lyrical about being Welsh and there was much media hype as to Sir Anthony’s Welshness and his work with the Snowdonia Society and other Welsh Things. Sir Anthony’s burst of patriotism didn’t last long. Once the PR job was done, he went to live in the US – where he had spent many years previously – and even took US citizenship. See previous posts.

Among the frantic re-creating of Wales’s image during the 1990s and the early years of the new millennium when there was so much adverse publicity about child abuse in north Wales and even a possible VIP paedophile ring, many Old Favourites written by north Wales writers from yesteryear were republished, particularly by Kate Roberts. Kate Roberts grew up in Caernarfonshire, worked as a school teacher for a while and then married and went to live in Denbigh, where she spent the rest of her life. She and her husband were involved with Plaid and Welsh language campaigning and they owned a small publishing house in Denbigh. It was that publisher, Gwasg Gee, which republished many of Kate’s works and associated literature, as well as Gomer Press. See post ‘Feet In Chains’.

Menna Richards attended the funeral of John Owen, a schoolteacher and scriptwriter for Welsh language TV, who was found dead in 2001, days before he was due to stand trial for a series of sex offences against children. When John Owen was initially charged there was a great deal of How Very Dare You and Standing By Him. After his death, as more and more former pupils and their relatives came forward and said that John had abused them, they had complained but nothing had been done, gradually the How Very Dare You turned into admissions of Er Yes, We Knew. It seemed that a great many people knew about John Owen and many, many complaints had been made about him over decades

Hannan and Menna will of course Not Have Known About Jimmy Savile…

Hannan’s own obits were full of comments about the fearless reporter who was not afraid to take on the powerful. Yet Hannan and Menna couldn’t say one word about a gang of old paedophiles in north Wales who were murdering witnesses.

  • One of Hannan’s own books was A Useful Fiction: Adventures in British Democracy (2009).

 

In the General Election of 1970 the Plaid candidate for Merioneth was Dafydd Wigley. He polled very well, but not enough to topple Emrys.

Dafydd El held Merioneth until 1983, when the seat disappeared in a reorganisation. In 1979, Dafydd El’s nearest rival was, incredibly enough for that constituency at that time, the Conservative candidate Robert Harvey. Robert Harvey was educated at Eton and Christ Church, Oxford. He was foreign affairs leader writer for the Torygraph, 1987-1991 and assistant editor of ‘The Economist’, 1981-1983.

Harvey first stood for Parliament, unsuccessfully, at Caernarfon in Oct 1974, where he was beaten by Wigley. In the Conservative landslide of 1983, Harvey was elected as the MP for Clwyd South West, a constituency that only existed between 1983-97.  It was created from the constituencies of Denbigh, Wrexham and Merioneth and was not a safe seat, it was always up for grabs. Harvey became a member of the Commons Foreign Affairs Committee. He served for one term before his defeat at the 1987 General Election by Labour’s Martyn Jones.  

Clwyd South West was never fought by anyone who was going to say a word about the trafficking gang, although one wonders why an Eton educated Torygraph journo would want to become an MP in north Wales, either in Gwynedd or Clwyd.

Sir Peter Morrison was a personal friend of Thatch and was elected as the Tory MP for Chester in Feb 1974. Morrison’s brother Charles was a Tory MP and Charles was a big fan of Ted Heath. Peter Morrison’s father, Lord Margadale, had been a Tory politician. The Morrisons were a landed family with numerous members of their extended family also active in Tory politics. Peter Morrison abused kids in north Wales, including some at Bryn Estyn.

 

 

To return to events at the constituency of Wrexham in elections. Some familiar faces were circulating. The Plaid candidate for Wrexham in 1955 was Elystan Morgan.

In 1959, Labour’s Idwal Jones had a majority of 24.07% (12,957) over the Conservative and National Liberal candidate. Elystan stood for Plaid again.

In 1964, Idwal had a majority of 25.27% (13,238) over the Conservative and National Liberal candidate. The Plaid candidate was John Richard Thomas.

In 1966, Idwal had a majority of 34.01% (17,443) over the Conservative candidate.

Elystan didn’t rear his head in Wrexham after 1964, because he had of course joined the Labour Party which led to him being elected in Cardigan.

 

In 1970, Tom Ellis was the Labour candidate for Wrexham and won the seat with a majority of 28.23% (15,440) over the Conservative candidate. Ellis was born in Rhosllanennerchrugog and was educated at Ruabon Grammar School. In 1957 he became manager of the nearby Bersham Colliery. Ellis undertook further studies at the Universities of Wales and Nottingham. He was a President of Wrexham Fabian Society.

Ellis first stood for Parliament without success in Flint West in 1966. He was elected for Wrexham in 1970, and re-elected in Feb 1974, Oct 1974 and May 1979. Ellis also served as an indirectly elected MEP, 1975-1979.

Ellis was one of the core handful of Woy-esque Labour MPs who were prepared to leave the Labour Party without the Gang of Three of Dr Death, Bill Rodgers and Shirl. Ellis contemplated joining the Liberals. In 1981, Ellis became one of the founding members of the SDP. Ellis was one of three Welsh MPs to join the new Party and he was elected to serve as the President of Welsh Social Democrats. As a result of boundary changes, Ellis did not contest Wrexham in 1983, instead he stood in the new constituency of Clwyd South West, finishing second to the Tory Robert Harvey. Ellis stood again in Clwyd South West in 1987, finishing third. After the merger of the SDP and the Liberals, Ellis stood for the then Social and Liberal Democrats at the 1989 Pontypridd by-election.

In Feb 1974, Tom Ellis had a majority of 22.32% (13,083) over the Conservative candidate. In Oct 1974, Ellis had a majority of 28.96% (16,366) over his nearest rival which was then the Liberal candidate. In 1979, Tom had a majority of 19.66% (12,149) over the Conservative candidate.

In 1983, John Marek won the seat for Labour, with a majority of 0.9% (424) over the Conservative candidate Cynthia Kay Wood. John Marek held Wrexham for Labour until 2001. Marek stood down after he was elected to represent Wrexham in the National Assembly of Wales in 1999. This was initially for the Labour Party, but he was deselected in 2003 and formed Forward Wales, for whom he was re-elected. In 2004, Ron Davies of the Moments of Madness and Looking for Badgers resigned from the Labour Party, joined Forward Wales, subsequently standing unsuccessfully as a candidate. Marek was defeated at the 2007 election.

Marek lectured in maths at Aberystwyth before becoming an MP. He was elected a member of Ceredigion District Council in 1979 and served until 1983; he was Chair of its finance sub-committee, 1982-83.

Marek joined the Assembly in 1999 and caused much havoc. In 2000, Marek was elected as Deputy Presiding Officer against the candidate preferred by the Labour leadership. This move and his frequent criticisms of the Labour-led Wrexham County Borough led to his deselection as the Labour Party’s candidate for the National Assembly elections of 1 May 2003. Marek then stood as a candidate for the John Marek Independent Party and defeated the official Labour Party candidate, Lesley Griffiths, a former secretary of his and the most loyal paedophiles’ friend. It was later that year Marek formed Forward Wales. He ran for re-election in the 2007 Welsh Assembly election, but was defeated by Lesley Griffiths. On 29 March 2010, Marek joined the Tory Party and he was later confirmed as the Party’s candidate for the 2011 Welsh Assembly election, where he again came second to Griffiths in the Wrexham constituency.

In 2006 Marek was appointed a Vice President of Wrexham A.F.C. by new owners Nev Dickens and Geoff Moss and remained a Vice President until the club passed into the ownership of the Wrexham Supporters Trust.

Marek’s majority over the Conservative candidate in 1987 was 8.3% (4152). Owen Paterson was the Tory candidate for Wrexham in 1992; John Marek had a majority over Paterson of 13.1% (6716). Paterson subsequently became the Tory MP for North Shropshire in 1997, a seat which he currently retains. In 1997, Marek’s majority over the Conservative candidate was 32.3% (11,622).

 

Ian Lucas, a lawyer who grew up in Gateshead and went to New College, Oxford, won Wrexham for Labour in 2001, with a majority of 30.5% (9188) over the Conservative candidate. Ian remains Wrexham’s MP.

In 2005 and 2010, the Liberal candidate for Wrexham was Tom Rippeth, a Professor of Oceanography at Bangor University. Tom Rippeth and one of his friends moved into the house with whom I and other witnesses to the crimes of Dafydd and the gang used to share in 1987 and caused much grief and trouble as Dafydd’s war against us was underway. I have been told that Rippeth knew that I was someone who had been targeted by the gang back in 1987 and Rippeth found that he could do very nicely out of this. See previous posts.

2010 was a good year for unscrupulous bastards challenging Ian Lucas at the polls. The Plaid candidate that year was Arfon Jones, who as a police constable in the 1970s, chauffeured the senior officer Gordon Anglesea to the venues where Anglesea molested kids in care. Arfon is now the Police and Crime Commissioner for North Wales and has starred in many of my previous blog posts…

 

Denbigh.

The constituency of Denbigh existed between 1918 and 1983. During the years of Gwynne and Dafydd Denbigh didn’t enjoy the huge majorities enjoyed by Dafydd Wigley in Caernarfon, but for decades the sitting Tory MP proved impossible to unseat, although many of those we know and love tried their luck.

Sir Henry Morris-Jones was the MP for Denbigh, 1929-50. Morris-Jones was a Top Doctor who was born in Waunfawr, near Caernarfon. He was educated at Menai Bridge Grammar School, Anglesey and St. Mungo’s College of Medicine in Glasgow. In 1931 Morris-Jones married Leila Paget-Marsland, a widow. They were not blessed with children.

Morris-Jones qualified as a Top Doctor in 1906 from Glasgow, gaining a further licence for surgery from Edinburgh and was for twenty years a GP in Colwyn Bay. During the WWI, Morris-Jones served in the 2nd Battalion of the Worcestershire Regiment as a medical officer in France. He later served as Chairman of his division of the BMA and of the Colwyn Bay Medical Society.

Morris-Jones took an active part in the public life of the town of Colwyn Bay and the County of Denbigh. He was elected a member of Colwyn Bay Urban District Council, later becoming its Chairman. He was High Sheriff Designate of the County, 1929–30 and also served as a member of the County Council. Morris-Jones was also appointed a Deputy Lieutenant of Denbighshire and was a JP. 

At the 1929 General Election, Morris-Jones was nominated to be the candidate for Denbigh and on 4 April he was selected by the local party to stand in succession to the sitting MP, Ellis William Davies, who was resigning on grounds of ill-health. Morris-Jones had a straight fight against the Tory, Captain Alan Crosland Graham of Ruthin, the Political Private Secretary to Lord Balfour. The Liberal party improved its position nationally in 1929, but it did not make the breakthrough it had hoped for under the leadership of a reinvigorated Lloyd George. In this climate and without a Labour opponent in Denbigh, Morris-Jones was able to increase the Liberal majority from 1,421 to 8,189.

While in Parliament, Morris-Jones took a particular interest in public health and agriculture both nationally and as they affected Denbighshire. He was an honorary Treasurer of the Parliamentary Medical Group from time of election in 1929 and was later appointed as a member of the Committee of Trustees set up under the MPs Pensions Act.

In 1931 an economic crisis led to the formation of a National Liberal Gov’t led by Labour PM Ramsey MacDonald, initially supported by the Conservative and Liberal parties. A group of Liberal MPs were concerned to ensure that the National Government had a wide cross-party base and formed the Liberal National Party to support MacDonald’s administration. Morris-Jones joined this group and thereafter sat in the Commons as a Liberal National. At the 1931 General Election, Morris-Jones was unopposed in Denbigh. So on 16 October Morris-Jones retained his Parliamentary seat as one of 65 MPs returned unopposed.

In 1932, Morris-Jones was appointed an Assistant Government Whip and he held that post until 1935. From 1935 to 1937 he was a Lord Commissioner of the Treasury. In May 1937 when Neville Chamberlain succeeded Stanley Baldwin as PM, Morris-Jones was offered the position of Chief Whip to the Liberal National group after the formation of the new Government but preferred ‘for personal reasons’ to return to the backbenches.

As the prospect of another General Election approached, the Liberal Party policy of not opposing sitting Liberal National MPs came increasingly under threat. In Denbighshire there was a willingness to challenge Morris-Jones, who was seen more and more as a surrogate Tory. At a meeting of the Liberal Association on 24 October 1935, it was agreed to adopt John Cledwyn Davies, the Director of Education for Denbighshire and the Lloyd George Coalition Liberal MP for Denbigh from 1922-23. Morris-Jones refused to stand down and the two members of the liberal family fought each other in the General Election in November 1935. The Conservatives supported Morris-Jones and the intervention of a Labour candidate helped take votes away from Davies. Across the country the Liberal National vote remained steady and Morris-Jones held the seat with a majority of over 5,000.

For brief period during the WWII, commencing in February 1942, Morris-Jones decided to leave the Liberal Nationals. In July 1942 he was signatory to a motion which while praising the armed forces indicated a lack of confidence in the Government’s conduct of the war. It was later recorded that Morris-Jones had rejoined the official Liberals; however at the time Morris-Jones described himself as having become an Independent. In the end the political and electoral realities overcame the sense of Liberal family and Morris-Jones rejoined the Liberal Nationals in March 1943, presumably sensing or calculating it would be the safest way to enable him to continue as an MP.

In 1937 Morris-Jones was Honorary Treasurer and Honorary Secretary of the Reception Committee co-ordinating the Royal Visit to North Wales. As part of the coronation celebrations the King and Queen were to visit North Wales in July 1937. They were to open an extension to the National Library of Wales at Aber and and make a ceremonial visit to Caernarfon Castle. At this time Lloyd George was Constable of the Caernarfon Castle and Morris-Jones was involved in discussion and debate with him and others about the arrangements for the visit; some bad-tempered exchanges took place over the choice of music for the Royal programme which Lloyd George felt was not up to the dignity of the occasion.

In 1941-2, Morris-Jones served as Chairman of the Welsh Parliamentary Party. Liberal MPs from Wales had always regarded themselves as a separate Parliamentary entity, certainly from as early as 1886. They saw their role as promoting distinctly Welsh causes and being the party of Welsh nationalism. This role diminished with the decline of Liberalism in Wales during the 20th century and establishment of Plaid Cymru in 1925, but there remained a sentiment at Westminster that Welsh parliamentarians should meet together in the interests of their country.

Morris-Jones was also a member of the Gorsedd of the Bards. He also served as a member of the Governing Body of the Church in Wales, 1950-62.

At the 1945 General Election,  Morris-Jones faced official Liberal and Labour opposition in Denbigh but was supported as the Government candidate by the Conservatives. With the opposition split, he held on. Although he stood down as an MP at the 1950 General Election, Morris-Jones remained loyal to the Liberal Nationals, or National Liberal Party as it became known after 1948. He served as Vice Chairman of the Executive of the National Liberal Party in 1952 and the following year (1953–54) he went on to be Chairman.

The National Liberals again held Denbigh against split opposition in 1950, albeit with a reduced majority. It remained a National Liberal seat until 1959 when a Conservative candidate was put up, successfully retaining it. It then stayed Conservative until the constituency was abolished in 1983.

As a Top Doctor, Morris-Jones took a keen interest in the legislation to set up the NHS. He was not in favour, taking the side of the professional organisations in opposing measures to force doctors into the NHS. By 1948 he was much more closely aligned with the Conservatives and their thinking. That Morris-Jones was a man of traditional views in relation to medical matters can be deduced from his association with the campaign to prevent the sale of contraceptives from slot machines, as a ‘temptation to youth’. Dafydd hadn’t yet arrived at the North Wales Hospital when Morris-Jones was worrying about those slot machines.

In the late 1940s, Morris-Jones wrote to ‘The Times’ expressing his reservations about the creation of the NHS. A year after the introduction of the NHS, Morris-Jones was again writing to ‘The Times’ to highlight what he saw as the decline in status of the GP. He believed that there was evidence to show that after a year of the NHS there had been a deterioration in the art of medicine as practised by GPs, an expansion of their workload, an increase in bureaucracy, difficulties in seeing cases through and getting patients into hospitals.

My how Top Docs complaints haven’t changed.

Although Seriously Grim was de rigueur for asylums at the time, throughout the post-war years the North Wales Hospital seemed to have a reputation for being much grimmer than most. It will have originally been built to help poor wretches, but it certainly lost its way and I suspect that was the case during at least the latter years of Morris-Jones’s time as the MP for Denbigh.

In 1945, the Labour candidate who opposed Morris-Jones was none other than Sir William Mars-Jones, Ronnie Waterhouse’s colleague and friend. Mars-Jones came from a Denbighshire farming family and made it big as a lawyer and then a High Court judge in London. He retained close links with north Wales throughout his life and provided a very big umbrella for Dafydd and the gang throughout his life, assisted by the rest of the Mars-Jones’s in north Wales. See previous posts.

In 1950, after Morris-Jones stood down, Emlyn Garner Evans was elected as the National Liberal MP for Denbigh, having a 2.69% (1209) majority over Glyn Tegai Hughes, the Liberal candidate.

Emlyn Garner Evans was born in Llangollen and read law at Aber. He went onto Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, by which time he was already an active member of the Liberal Party. Evans was President of the Cambridge Union and of the Cambridge University Liberal Club. He stood as the Liberal Party candidate for the City of Chester in 1935 but did not win. In 1936 Evans spoke in a debate with Harold Wilson and in the same year he became President of the Union of University Liberal Societies and was elected to the Liberal Party Council.

Evans became Editor of The New Commonwealth Quarterly, a journal published by the New Commonwealth Society which studied international relations, in 1935. (Churchill was Chairman of the institute’s British section from 1936.) Evans also helped to found the World Youth Congress in 1936, and was elected President of its political section in 1936 and re-elected in 1938. On the outbreak of WWII Evans joined the RAF and served overseas in North Africa and Italy.

At the end of WWII Evans was adopted as Liberal candidate for Denbigh and unsuccessfully fought the seat at the 1945 General Election. He resumed his legal training and was called to the Bar at Gray’s Inn in 1946. William Mars-Jones was a member of Gray’s Inn. When a joint statement of principles of Liberals and Conservatives was published in a pamphlet called “Design for Freedom” in February 1947, Evans was one of the signatories. Although the full merger was not agreed, the Liberal Nationals were reorganised into the National Liberal Party later in 1947, and Evans joined.

When Morris-Jones announced his retirement Evans was selected as his replacement by the local National Liberal Association in April 1948; he then attended several local branches of the Conservative Association (with whom the National Liberals were in alliance) and committed himself to defeating the Labour Government. Evans was adopted as candidate in November 1949.

The election saw some confusion as the National Liberals claimed the official mantle of Liberalism. Evans faced a Liberal opponent and won the seat with a narrow majority of 1,209 over the Liberal candidate Glyn Tegai Hughes.

Glyn Tegai Hughes was a scholar and a literary critic. He was the son of a Welsh Methodist Minister and a Methodist preacher himself. Glyn Tegai will have known George Thomas, who was a very high profile Methodist. Glyn Tegai was educated at Newtown and Towyn County Grammar School, the Liverpool Institute and Manchester Grammar School. After WWII, he went to Corpus Christie College, Cambridge. Glyn Tegai served as President of Cambridge University Liberal Club and was Chairman of the Union of University Liberal Societies. In 1950 Hughes was a founding member of Undeb Cymru Fydd, the all-Party organisation that was created to campaign for a Parliament for Wales. Glyn Tegai served as Chairman of Undeb Cymru Fydd, 1968–70. He served as Chairman of the Liberal Party in Wales and during the 1959 General Election campaign he featured on TV with Robin Day. Day was one of Ronnie Watehouse’s closest friends; Waterhouse himself was of course from an influential Liberal family in north Wales.

In 1967 Glyn Tegai became a Member of the Welsh Arts Council, serving until 1976. In 1971 he was appointed National Governor for Wales BBC and Chairman of the Broadcasting Council for Wales, serving in these roles until 1979. In 1977 Glyn Tegai became Vice-President of the North Wales Arts Association, serving until 1994. In 1980 he became a Member of the Board of the Channel Four Television Company, on which he sat until 1987. In 1981 Glyn Tegai became a member of the S4C Authority, serving util 1987. In 1988 he became Chairman of the Welsh Broadcasting Trust, serving until 1996.

In 1951 Glyn Tegai was appointed as a lecturer in English at Basle University, Switzerland. In 1953 he was appointed as a lecturer in Comparative Literary Studies at Manchester University.  From 1964–1989 Glyn Tegai was Warden of the Gregynog Centre, University of Wales.

 

Garner Evans was re-elected for Denbigh in the 1951 General Election with a majority of 7,915 over the Labour candidate, which was Idwal Jones. 

Glyn Tegai didn’t contest the 1951 election, because he was working in Switzerland at the time.

 

In Parliament Garner Evans was made Secretary to the Parliamentary Committee on Atomic Energy. Dafydd worked at Windscale in the 1950s, where he gained knowledge of wrongdoing and cover-ups at Gov’t level that stood him in good stead (see previous posts). Garner Evans pressed for more help for his constituents: in December 1953 he stated that the best aid the Government could give to agriculture in Wales was a marketing policy and in November 1954 he insisted that the Home Secretary could not manage Welsh affairs without additional Ministerial help and called for new Minister of State in the Lords. Early in 1955, Evans was one of six MPs to visit the British Army of the Rhine and bring back a report calling for National Servicemen to be paid the same as the regular Army.

Meanwhile, hundreds and hundreds of people were locked up in the asylum on the outskirts of Denbigh, in appalling conditions, invisible to the outside world, their deaths at the hands of those ‘caring’ for them going unnoticed and no doubt undocumented.

 

There was some local criticism of Garner Evans. In December 1954 an extraordinary meeting of the Conservative Central Council in the constituency was called to hear a report on a complaint against him: it was alleged that he had addressed a meeting in Llanrwst when “not in a fit condition to do so”. The meeting passed a vote recording its displeasure, but also adopted Evans as its candidate for the next election. A model of business which was applied to Dafydd throughout his entire career, even when Dafydd’s condition was so unfit that it was lethal.

The return of Glyn Tegai Hughes ensured that Garner Evans’ majority was cut in the 1955 General Election to 10.94% (4,641). The Labour candidate for Denbigh that year was Robyn Lewis.

Evans spoke in January 1956 in favour of encouraging the Welsh language through education and broadcasting, arguing that Welsh nationalism was caused by fear of the loss of language and culture. When the Government appointed a Minister with responsibility for Welsh Affairs, Evans echoed Labour complaints about the lowly status of the new Minister and described his powers as “nebulous”.

Continuing concerns at Garner Evans’ political and personal performance both in Parliament and in the constituency prompted a meeting of the Conservative Central Council to be called in May 1958. Despite Garner Evans pleading to the meeting that “I have spent pretty well all my life trying to bring Liberals and Conservatives together”, the delegates passed a motion of no confidence in Evans. The association President then said that he would then move to discuss with the National Liberals how to select a candidate acceptable to both parties. In November 1958 Conservative Central Office reported that Evans had told them he would not be a candidate for re-election. The Conservative Association subsequently selected Geraint Morgan.

This situation put the National Liberals in a quandary as they had not withdrawn support from Garner Evans. In July 1958 Evans issued a statement to his electors pledging continued support for the Government and urging the Conservatives not to take any “hasty action” which might place his and other National Liberal seats in jeopardy. The same month, a meeting of the National Liberals pledged support for him; however the Conservatives undertook prolonged negotiations.

It was only on the eve of the 1959 General Election that a deal worked out by Conservative Chairman Lt-Col. J. C. Wynne-Edwards was agreed, under which Geraint Morgan agreed to run as a ‘Conservative and National Liberal’ candidate. Morgan spoke to the National Liberals and persuaded them to pledge official support to him. During the election campaign, the Liberal candidate attacked the Conservatives for withdrawing support from Evans.

Geraint Morgan QC, the Conservative candidate, won Denbigh at the 1959 General Election and he remained Denbigh’s MP until the constituency disappeared in 1983. Geraint Morgan has featured on this blog before. He was a barrister who had studied at Aber and at Trinity Hall, Cambridge. Geraint Morgan was a member of Gray’s Inn and practised on the Northern Circuit. Morgan spoke several languages and was fluent in both Welsh and English and a ‘Welsh language champion’.

Morgan did very little in Parliament; he rarely spoke in the House and spent most of his time involved with his legal work. However the patient batterers of Denbigh loved him. He replied to all their letters diligently, in Welsh if required. When the A55 was upgraded, Geraint succeeded in bagging his constituents compensation. Which was more than those victims of a trafficking gang illegally imprisoned ever got. Now what political muscle did Geraint exert at Westminster to get those constituents compensation re the A55???

Geraint had only been the MP for Denbigh for two years when Enoch Powell visited the North Wales Hospital and had that row with the reception committee, which ended with Powell saying ‘I will not allow you to do this to people’ and walking out. They’ll have only shown him the best wards as well. Powell of course didn’t carry out his promise, the matter of the horror story which was Denbigh was quietly dropped very soon after he got back to London. See previous posts.

Ironically Geraint was appalled over the Profumo Affair.

The constituency of Denbigh disappeared in 1983; that decision must have been made a few years previously. Mary Wynch was illegally imprisoned in 1979, the year in which Thatch was elected. Mary began litigation as soon as she got out of Denbigh. I wonder if the disappearance of the constituency might have been related to that?

At the 1983 General Election, Geraint Morgan entered the fray re the selection as Tory candidate for the new seat of Clwyd North West which involved a massive punch-up between a Thatcherite friend of Dafydd’s gang, Beata Brookes and a Tory wet friend of Dafydd’s gang, Sir Anthony Meyer. Conservative Party Central office tried to parachute Beata Brookes in as the candidate. I wonder why? Anthony Meyer successfully sued in law to have the imposition of Brookes as the candidate declared unlawful. A new selection meeting was held, where the choice was between Meyer and Brookes. Geraint Morgan’s application to be included was rejected, despite (according to eyewitnesses) his having considerable support from the floor of the public meeting (open to Conservative Party members, who were not permitted a general vote). See previous posts for further details of the chaos and those involved.

Thatch must have been in a real quandry. Three willing facilitators of a paedophile gang, all wanting to be the Tory candidate for Clwyd North West, but the one that she favoured, Beata Brookes, was universally loathed.

After leaving Parliament, Geraint Morgan continued to practise law as a Crown Court Recorder.

 

Some of those others who had a desire to be the MP for Denbigh who, like everybody else, ignored what was happening to hundreds of people in the North Wales Hospital, as well as the wider trafficking gang and associated criminality, have been regulars on this blog. I have provided extensive details in previous posts, so I’ll just give a quick resume here.

Dafydd himself stood for election as the Plaid candidate, twice. In 1959 Dafydd polled 3077 votes and in 1964 he polled 3444.

In 1966 Sir Alun Talfan Davies, a barrister and judge, stood as the Liberal candidate. He was a member of Gray’s Inn and was retained by the NUM. Davies was a counsel to the Public Inquiry into Aberfan. From 1967 to 1990, Davies was Chairman of the Trustees of the Aberfan Fund, which allocated the money raised by public subscription following the disaster. As well as sitting as a Circuit judge in various courts in Wales, Davies was a member of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board, 1976-85 and a member of the Court of Appeal of Jersey and Guernsey.

Sir Alun had been a member of Plaid during the 1930s, but he defected to the Liberals, becoming Chairman of the Liberal Party for Wales. Talfan Davies read law at Aber and at Gonville and Caius, Cambridge. His daughter married the Welsh Rugby International Barry John.

Meredith Edwards was the Plaid candidate in 1966. Edwards was an actor and writer who was born at Rhosllannerchrugog and went to Ruabon Grammar School. He worked with the Welsh National Theatre Company and with the Liverpool Playhouse and also starred on TV and in films. Edwards was a member of the Gorsedd of the Bards.

Meredith Edwards
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in ‘A Run For Your Money’ (1949)

 

In 1970, Ann Clwyd, who came from the Denbigh area, stood as the Labour candidate. Ann is a Feminist Socialist.

In Feb 1974, Kremlyn Sherrington was the Labour candidate.

In Oct 1974, Paul Flynn was the Labour candidate. Ieuan Wyn Jones stood as the Plaid candidate. Ieuan came from the Denbigh area, his dad was a Nonconformist Minister there and Ieuan subsequently practised as a solicitor at nearby Ruthin. Ieuan must have been really desperate to represent the patient batterers and people traffickers, because he stood as the Plaid candidate again in 1979…The year of the Mary Wynch Scandal Ieuan…

 

 

So that is a small part of the history of the Slaves, Perfect Slaves. It’s been going on for a very long time. One persistent feature of north Wales has been the presence of a great many orphanages and children’s homes, long before Dafydd and John Allen went into business. The numerous homes, which were run by a variety of charities and religious organisations, were a presence in north Wales by the late 19 century, which seems a bit odd because the region wasn’t heavily populated. Many of the children’s homes even used the same buildings that Dafydd’s gang subsequently purchased and used. I can only assume that there was a demand for children’s homes because so many people in north Wales were so poor that they had trouble affording the upkeep of their own children. Then there were the many families who had lost their fathers in industrial accidents… The average lifespan for some grades of worker in the slate quarries was less than 40 years old.

Slaves, Perfect Slaves.

Anyone up for giving the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board another few million?

 

I haven’t had time to follow the news for the past few days, but I did catch a quick glimpse of an article which stated that the North Wales Hospital has finally been purchased by Denbigh Council. There won’t be an excavations of the site now then in pursuit of bodies. Not with everybody knowing Taid…

Holding The Country To Ransom – Part I

My posts ‘Don’t Mess With Daddy’ and ‘Hey, Hey DAJ, How Many Kids Did You Kill Today?’ discussed Dr Hywel Francis, Labour MP for Aberavon, 2001-15 and his toadying to Top Doctors in the context of his past membership of the Communist Party of Great Britain and his pride in his dad Dai Francis’s membership of the CP of GB as well as Dai’s position as General Secretary of the South Wales NUM and the Chairman of the Wales TUC. Dai – and therefore Hywel as well – had the dirt on Dafydd and the paedophiles as well as George Thomas going back to the dawn of time as well as the not-quite-so-noble-as-Nye-Bevan-would-have-us-believe-origins-of-the-NHS. Dai and Hywel wielded a great deal of power as a result of being in possession of this gen.

Yet throughout the 1984-85 Miners’ Strike, as Thatch wrecked south Wales, Hywel was one of the many dogs which did not bark. He knew that Dafydd’s gang was supplying kids to Thatcher’s friend and Minister Sir Peter Morrison as well as to others for sex, but he didn’t so much as whimper quietly. He kept as quiet as the Windbag et al. Could that have been because of the necessity to unite against a small group of young people who had found out some of what was going on in north Wales with regard to Gwynne the lobotomist, Dr D.G.E. Wood and the Windbag’s mate Dr Tony Francis and the role that those Top Docs and their associates were playing in concealing the molesting activities of south Wales Labour’s Mr Big, George Thomas aka Viscount Tonypandy and of course all those Labour Borough Councils in London and elsewhere, who were sending hundreds of kids to children’s homes in north Wales, where there were abused and trafficked into sex work? A lot of people were particularly anxious in 1984 when George Thomas was hospitalised with an STI and got into a panic because he thought that everything was about to be blown, but dear old Leo Abse came to the rescue as usual (see post ‘It Wasn’t On Our Radar’). It was in 1984 when the threats from the Top Docs really began to rain down upon the heads of Brown and me…

What with the collusion of Plaid and Dr Death’s lot as well, Thatch must have been rolling around laughing. They all wanted to Bring Down The Tories, but the whole lot of them were occupying the same sewer…

I have explained in previous posts that the Top Docs began to view Brown as some sort of armed revolutionary in 1984-85, when he was involved with work investigating the way in which the mass media reported the Miners’ Strike and generally publishing the sort of things that Dr D.G.E. Wood didn’t read in his Daily Mail.

 

Brown and I knew quite a bit about the dirty tricks played in the Miners’ Strike, but it is only recently that I have discovered how many of the key players were also involved in concealing Dafydd’s gang, as well as associated gangs and how important the collusion with that cesspit was with regard to events regarding the Miners’ Strike.

Some months ago I read ‘Digging Deeper’, the 1985 volume about the Miners’ Strike edited by Huw Beynon and it was a real revelation. I supplemented it with other reading, including Ian MacGregor’s account of the strike with a view to blogging quite extensively about the links to Dafydd et al of everyone involved, but sadly I’m not going to have the scope for that. However, I will cover some of the major figures with the strongest links over a series of posts.

In this post I’ll explore some of those involved in the run-up to the Miners’ Strike. The Tories themselves have been quite upfront regarding the Thatcher Gov’ts aim to destroy the NUM as part of the wider offensive against the trade union movement in general and how the fight with the NUM was very carefully planned and co-ordinated years before the strike and involved the police, who were effectively turned into a national paramilitary force for the purpose of doing battle with the NUM.

Although Thatcher did conduct a major offensive against trade unions and a very effective one, it is worth pointing out that Thatch went after a certain sort of union in particular and not necessarily ‘militant’ ones. Thatch went for the jugular with regard to unions representing stereotypical ‘workers’, even if they were relatively highly paid ‘workers’. The most powerful union in the country today and when Thatch did battle with the NUM is and was the BMA. The BMA is a union is spite of all the posing and as Ken Clarke observed, the BMA presents the biggest challenge of any union to Gov’ts of all hues. The BMA wins every time. The RCN also does pretty well for itself. Other public sector unions with a high proportion of NHS workers such as UNISON and UNITE don’t have the muscle of the BMA, but they are still very much with us, unlike the ‘workers’ unions which Thatch destroyed.

The Tories found it very hard to take on NHS ‘professionals’; indeed when COHSE had a scrap with Ken Clarke, he split the union by offering the members of COHSE who were Angels more dosh than the other members of COHSE. Those selfless ever-giving Angels took the bait, trousered the cash and poor old COHSE was finished. Ken had the same problems with COHSE that he had with other unions containing Top Doctors and Angels; not only did they have a squeaky clean image – as opposed to miners who hold the country to ransom – but Fings Break in the NHS if the Top Docs et al get cross and the Top Docs and Angels were crucial to keeping the lid on the Westminster Paedophile Ring. David Williams, the General Secretary of COHSE, trained as an Angel at the North Wales Hospital Denbigh. They had every Gov’t by the knackers and Ken Clarke et al knew it. See post ‘A Very COHSE Relationship With Some Very Nasty People’.

Today the trade union movement mainly represents professional or semi-professional public sector workers. That is not coincidental.

The plans to do battle with the unions began back when Thatcher was elected as Tory leader in Feb 1975. Lord Peter Carrington’s first task under Thatch as the new leader was to produce a detailed report on the lessons from the 1973-74 dispute between the NUM and Heath’s Gov’t which brought the Gov’t down. Carrington had briefly been Secretary of State for Energy in 1974. The document compiled was based on discussions with businessmen and former civil servants.

Carrington’s history in the Tory Party went back to the 1940s. He served as First Lord of the Admiralty under Harold Macmillan and he had the dirt on the Profumo Affair as well as whatever it was that Lord Louis Mountbatten and his mates got up to in that era (see post ‘The Defence Of The Realm’). Carrington knew Admiral Sir Alec Bingley, who’s wife Lady Juliet and son William loyally colluded with Dafydd et al’s wrongdoing for decades when they held leading roles in MIND. William Bingley continued doing all that he could for Dafydd and associated gangs when Bingley became Chief Executive of the Mental Health Act Commission. See previous posts. MIND had been serving the purposes of organised abuse on the part of the Top Docs at least as long ago as the 1960s, when Sir Kenneth Robinson, Health Minister in Harold Wilson’s Gov’t, was involved with the National Association for Mental Health (MIND). See previous posts. The collusion was so absolute that it could be argued that MIND was no more than a front for organised abuse.

I have mentioned in previous posts the Bingleys’ strong links with Malta. Sir Alec was stationed there when he was Commander of the Mediterranean Fleet and Lady Juliet – the social worker daughter of a Bart’s surgeon – involved herself with Good Works in Malta, such as establishing hospital services. Lady Juliet was a personal friend of Dom Mintoff, the PM of Malta and retained close links with Mintoff and Malta after the Bingleys left Malta. Again and again paedophiles from the UK were found to have settled or worked in Malta and some of the recent historical prosecutions of paedophiles, including those linked with the North Wales Child Abuse Scandal, have involved people extradited from Malta. I wondered why Malta was such a magnet for abusers but I was told yesterday that Malta is a centre of serious organised crime…

Carrington was a member of Heath’s Gov’t and Defence Secretary, 1970-74. Brian Faulkner, N Ireland’s former PM, stated that it was Carrington who was the origin of the policy of torturing detainees in N Ireland in 1971-72. Not only were Top Doctors linked to Dafydd involved with the detentions/torture, but Carrington will have known about the activities at Kincora Boys’ Home as well as the paedophile child psychiatrist Dr Morris Fraser who was allowed to continue practising as a Top Doctor after he was convicted of assaulting a child. See previous posts for further details about Peter Carrington.

Lord Mountbatten has been repeatedly named as one of those involved with the abuse of boys at Kincora and there are allegations that this was the real reason for his assassination. Mountbatten had a home in Eire, just 12 miles from the N Ireland border.

The 5th Duke of Westminster, Robert Grosvenor, spent most of his life at his family seat in N Ireland. Robert Grosvenor was MP for Fermanagh and Tyrone, 1955-64 and later sat in the Lords. Grosvenor also served in the TA for many years. Recently someone e mailed me suggesting that Sir Peter Morrison had been sexually abused by Robert Grosvenor when Morrison was a child and the e mail contained sufficient information to suggest that this was not simply wild speculation. See previous posts for information about Robert Grosvenor.

Robert Grosvenor’s son, Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor, was the 6th Duke of Westminster and a close friend of Carlo. Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor was the President of the City of Chester Conservative Association when Peter Morrison was the constituency MP and while Morrison’s child molesting was the subject of open gossip among the constituency party and the constituents. Peter’s sister, Dame Mary Morrison, was HM the Queen Lilibet’s Woman-of-the-Bedchamber for decades from 1960. Throughout it all, Carlo was Chancellor of UCNW, where Dr D.G.E. Wood, Dafydd et al were running a branch of the trafficking ring. Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor spent his early childhood on the family estate in N Ireland.

Boys from Bryn Estyn were taken to Grosvenor’s estate in Chester, at that time one of Grosvenor’s main homes, for ‘work experience’ sessions and refused to return but would not explain why. Gerald Grosvenor’s ancestors donated the land upon which the original St George’s Hospital Medical School at Hyde Park Corner was built and after St George’s relocated to its new site in Tooting, in the 1980s the Duke demanded that the old St George’s building should be given to him. It was a prime piece of Knightsbridge real estate and worth a great deal of money. The Duke was the richest man in the UK at the time. The Tories pretended to put up a fight, with Ken Clarke saying that the Hyde Park Corner site should be sold and the dosh reinvested into the NHS, but what with the barrel of crap which was Peter Morrison, not to mention the rest of the Ugandan activities in high and low places over decades facilitated by Top Doctors – including those at St George’s – which everyone was sitting on, the Gov’t rolled over and Grosvenor was allowed to buy the Hyde Park Corner site for £6k. See previous posts. The old St George’s Hospital is now the incredibly posh Lanesborough Hotel.

The Duke had a thing about posh hotels. When in Jan 1987 Dafydd ordered the Angels of Denbigh to drive me to a railway station and put me on a train to London after telling me that if I ever set foot again in north Wales I’d be arrested, the Duke was Director of Claridge’s! Not that Clwyd Health Authority booked me accommodation at Claridge’s, they just paid for the train ticket to London and then forged documentation which stated that I was still in the North Wales Hospital… After I arrived in London I had repeated encounters with sex offenders and other nasties who came after me (see previous posts).

The Duke had many, many public roles at the time that I was put on that train, including: President of the Spastics Society (Scope); President, National Kidney Research Fund; President, RNIB; and President, North East Wales Search and Rescue Team. Dafydd’s gang were involved in all of these organisations and over the following years, the Duke became involved with yet more organisations dominated by Dafydd and his mates. In Jan 1987 the Duke was also Director of the International Students Trust and Pro-Chancellor of Keele University.

The Duke was President of Scope, 1982-2005. David Hanson, the Labour MP for Delyn in north Wales, began working for Scope in 1982. There were allegations that Scope concealed the abused of vulnerable people. David Hanson served as a Councillor on a number of Boroughs in Cheshire during the 1980s, when Dafydd’s gang were busy in north Wales/Cheshire. David is married to Margaret Hanson, who was also a Councillor in Cheshire and a team family and children’s social worker in Cheshire. Margaret is Vice-Chairman of the lethal and troubled Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board. David was elected as the Labour MP for Delyn in 1992. In 2001, Miranda appointed David as his PPS (see post ‘The Most Dangerous Man In The World – Part II’). Just the man for the job in the aftermath of the Waterhouse Report!

Hanson (left) speaking to Policy Exchange in 2013:

The Duke of Westminster was appointed Life Vice-President of the NSPCC in 1988, a post which he retained until his death. Esther Rantzen was/is a Trustee of the NSPCC. The Esther who’s charidee Childline ignored calls from kids in north Wales who were being abused and who ignored a letter from me – in 1988 – giving her details of the wrongdoing of Dafydd et al. The Esther who didn’t know about Jimmy Savile; Savile visited Bryn Estyn and one boy claimed that Savile watching him sexually assaulted by a group of men.
The Duke of Westminster was President of the Abbeyfield Society, 1989-95. The Abbeyfield Society, which ‘helps’ elderly people, linked up with the Chester branch of Soroptimist International. Lucille Hughes was a leading light in the Soroptimists in north Wales/Chester. See comments following my post ‘Topsy and Tim’.

 

Dr Dafydd Alun Jones

 

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Royal Family: A 24 year old postgrad illegally imprisoned, threatened, assaulted and physically put on a train to London, while documentation is forged to conceal her true whereabouts and attempts are made to murder her and her friends. Are you fucking mad or just completely stupid?

 

Charles, Prince of Wales

 

Like his dad the 5th Duke, Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor was an enthusiastic member of the TA, reaching the rank of Major General. Gerald was just Major when I was illegally imprisoned and transported from the Colonies of north Wales. Considering that Gerald had only managed to get two O levels despite going to Harrow and spent much of his time with a gang of mad old paedophiles, becoming Major General was quite an achievement. See previous posts for further information on Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor.

Gerald will have of course known of Brown’s dad, who was a Colonel in the TA. Brown’s dad, like Brown’s mum, was found suddenly and unexpectedly dead in bed, but it happened to Col Brown when he was quite a bit younger than Brown’s mum. Col Brown was found dead not long before the publication of the Waterhouse Report.

Col Brown was one of you lot you stupid gits! I’m glad that I’m not one of your friends if you kill them as well, I might as well write this blog.

Peter Morrison’s family were all high Tories and known to Lord Carrington. Morrison’s brother, Charles Morrison, was Tory MP for Devizes, 1964-92 and a loyal Heathite; Peter Morrison, Tory MP for Chester, 1974-92, was one of the key figures who persuaded Thatch to stand for the leadership of the Tory Party.

Charles and Peter’s father was John Morrison, Lord Margadale, the Tory MP for Salisbury, 1942-65. Ted Heath lived in Salisbury from Feb 1985 and his ashes are interred at Salisbury Cathedral. Or should that be ‘in turd’ at Salisbury Cathedral? Talking of turds, in July 1974, Robert Grosvenor, the 5th Duke of Westminster and an ardent Europhile, allowed Heath to rent a property in Wilton Street, Belgravia for an annual rent of £1,250 (just under £10,000 at 2014 prices), a tenth of the market value. The house had three storeys and a basement flat for Heath’s housekeeper and Heath continued to use it as his London home until old age prevented him from climbing the stairs.

Thank goodness that Thatch put an end to subsidised council housing, it really was a scam. If you can’t afford it, you can’t have it that’s what I say. Which is why I’m not living in Belgravia.

 

By the time that Thatch was planning her moves re the confrontation with the union movement, Peter Carrington (who had been Chairman of the Conservative Party, 1972-74) was very well-versed re VIP molesters and those who were colluding with Dafydd et al in order to conceal years of scandal.

After Carrington compiled his report on the basis of the events of 1973-74, Thatch ordered Nicholas Ridley to draw up a plan in order to prepare the ground for a battle with the unions. Ridley was the Tory MP for Cirencester and Tewkesbury, 1959-92. The Royal Agricultural College, which was and still is located at Cirencester, served as a sort of finishing school for very, very posh farmers. Farmers who were so posh that they didn’t do much farming themselves, they employed many other people to do the work on the estates that they inherited or would inherit. Captain Mark Phillips, The Princess Snap’s husband, went to Cirencester, as did Charles Morrison and many more mentioned on this blog and their associates. Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor was greatly interested in land management, being the Vice-President of the Country Landowners Association, Vice-President of the Royal Smithfield Club, President, Holstein UK & Ireland (formerly British Holstein Society) and Life Governor of the Royal Agricultural Society of England. Grosvenor will have had links with the Royal Agricultural College. There were always rumours that a great deal of wrongdoing on the part of the students at the Royal Agricultural College was successfully concealed because of their unbeatable connections.

 

Ridley will have known about the molesters of Westminster and he was a member of the Executive Committee of the National Trust, another organisation which did Dafydd’s gang so many favours (see previous posts).

Both Ridley and his wife came from aristocratic families. They had three daughters: social worker Susanna Rickett, designer and writer Jessica Ridley, and historian Jane Ridley, Professor of History at the University of Buckingham, an institution laden with people who concealed the wrongdoing of Dafydd et al as detailed in previous posts.

 

The Ridley Plan was leaked to ‘The Economist’ in 1978. When Thatch finally went to war with the NUM in 1984, it was clear that Thatch’s Gov’t had followed the Ridley Plan virtually to the letter. The Ridley Plan was a general contingency plan for a confrontation with the union movement per se. The Ridley Plan ordered: the rigging of the return on capital figures so that an above-average wage claim could be paid to the ‘vulnerable’ industries; that the eventual battle ground should be chosen by the Tories in a field which they believed that they could win; that every precaution should be taken against a challenge in electricity or gas – the most likely battlefield ‘will be coal’; that the Thatcher Gov’t should build up maximum coal stocks, particularly in the power stations, make contingency plans for the import of coal, encourage the recruitment of non-union lorry drivers by haulage companies to help move coal where necessary and introduce dual coal/oil-firing in all power stations as quickly as possible. The Ridley Plan suggested that the greatest deterrent to any strike would be ‘to cut off the money supply to the strikers and make the union finance them’. It stated that there should be a large, mobile squad of police equipped and prepared to uphold the law against violent picketing and that ‘good non-union drivers’ should be recruited to cross picket lines with police protection.

The Ridley Plan was a political response to what Thatcher’s Tory Party perceived was the potential power of a mass labour movement. The Tories were determined to elicit a confrontation entirely on their terms in order to cripple the potential of a workforce bringing down the Gov’t.

 

In 1981 the Tories actively avoided a confrontation with the NUM because they considered that the ground for the confrontation with the unions was not yet prepared. The NCB (National Coal Board) at that time was Chaired by Derek Ezra and he announced a major pit closure programme. The south Wales miners went on strike, as did miners in parts of Durham. Thatcher was deeply unpopular at the time, the Tory Cabinet retreated and the pit closures programme was withdrawn. Joe Gormley, the President of the NUM, declared victory and ordered a return to work.

In 2002, the BBC revealed that Joe Gormley was an MI5 informer, who supplied the security services with the miners’ plans for industrial action in the early 1970s. Despite receiving warnings from the top of the union, MI5 and the Government failed to head off the 1972 strike. A Special Branch officer claimed that MI5 told the Government that the strike would not happen; the strike did happen and it brought down the Gov’t. Special Branch claimed that Gormley, a right-winger, was increasingly concerned that the far left was gaining control of the union and agreed to talk to Special Branch. So MI5 sprang into action and continued springing to defend against the Red Threat after Thatch ascended the throne and therefore spent their time hassling my friends and I, because concealing a gang of paedophiles who were murdering witnesses was just so important and one couldn’t possibly have the young adult offspring of mostly Tory families – you stupid old gits MI5 – publishing what they had found out.

Joe Gormley too knew something about the Westminster Paedophile Ring and the associated rot which was being concealed by the trade union movement.

It was David – now Lord David – Howell, the Secretary of State for Energy, 1979-81, who’s career was considered to have been damaged by the Tories retreating from a war with the NUM in 1981. David Howell was the Tory MP for Guildford, 1966-97. Howell assisted the Top Docs of Guildford along with their research fraud and plagiarism when they needed a hand (see previous posts).

John Biffen admitted on an episode of ‘Weekend World’ in 1981 that taking on the miners would be suicidal for the Gov’t.

By 1981 Mary Wynch was heading for the Courts with her litigation against Dafydd and the gang.

Thatch prepared for the mother of all battles with the NUM over the next three years. One of her first moves after the Gov’t climb down in 1981 was to order the Civil Contingencies Unit, in the strictest secrecy, to set up a committee, MISC 57, Chaired by civil servant Robert Wade-Gery, which also drew on the skills of the Unit’s secretary, Brigadier Tony Budd. The task of the committee was to examine the files on 1973-74 and prevent the vulnerability arising from low coal-stocks.

Sir Robert Wade-Gery was the son of the Oxford Historian Theodore Wade-Gery. Robert Wade-Gery was educated at Winchester College and New College, Oxford. New College was a recruiting ground for the British security services; MI5 recruited Peter Mandelson via a New College academic when Mandy was at St Catherine’s College, Oxford (see post ‘A Study In Tyranny’). Wade-Gery was a Fellow of All Souls and in 1951 he joined the Foreign Service and began a career as a diplomat. Wade-Gery served at Bonn, Tel Aviv and Saigon. He was Minister at Madrid, 1973–77 and at Moscow, 1977–79. Wade-Gery was Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet, 1979–82, under Callaghan and then Thatch and High Commissioner to India, 1982–87. He left the Diplomatic Service and was a Director of Barclay’s  Capital, 1987–99. Wade-Gery was a member and Treasurer (1991–2005) of the International Institute for Strategic Studies and was Chairman of the Governors of SOAS, University of London (1990–99).

The Torygraph’s 2015 obituary of Wade-Gery told us that he was Very Clever. So that’s why he prioritised the jobs and pensions of a gang of paedophiles and their associates over the lives of witnesses to their crimes. The Torygraph also told us that Wade-Gery joined the Central Policy Review Staff set up by PM Edward Heath, in 1970 to ‘ginger up’ Whitehall.

Wade-Gery got on well with Thatch. When he was sent to Dublin to conduct secret negotiations with the Republic , he was given a choice of travelling under his own name and being met by an armed escort, thus signalling his presence to the IRA, or travelling as an anonymous visitor. He chose the latter, but used a passport under an assumed name, a cloak-and-dagger element ‘that delighted him’. I wonder if Wade-Gery acquired his fake ID from Dafydd, Dafydd’s been doing IDs for years now.

During the Falklands conflict Wade-Gery was joint secretary of the War Cabinet. He was at lunch at Chequers on Sunday May 2 1982 when the decision was taken to attack the General Belgrano. Wade-Gery passed the instruction to the Admiralty and minutes later the General Belgrano was sunk. He ‘always believed it was the right decision’. Pity about all the poor sods on board and the lies that were subsequently told in order to pretend that the Belgrano was somewhere where it wasn’t and presenting a threat when it wasn’t.

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Wade-Gery, ‘could be grand in both intellect and manner’. While he was ordering the death of numerous people and concealing a sex trafficking gang with a side-line in drugs and child porn. As well as in fake IDs.

The Wade-Gerys entertained vast numbers of British visitors. On one occasion Sir Robert ‘memorably gave lunch to Norman Tebbit and Rajiv Gandhi, their wives and no other guests, knowing that they were probably the only two senior politicians alive who had begun their professional lives as airline pilots’. Tebbs had been the union rep for the airline pilots as well and a very effective one.

In 1984 the BBC filmed a documentary, ‘With Respect, Ambassador’, in which Wade-Gery was photographed taking tea on the lawn of his Residence. The image appeared on the cover of ‘Radio Times’ and the splendour of the scene, complete with silver and turbaned servants, caused fury in London, where the diplomatic service was under attack for living too luxuriously.

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Wade-Gery’s ‘mastery of facts, power of expression and willingness to engage in new projects were admired, and he established a role for himself as [Barclay’s Capital] roving emissary to Asia and eastern Europe whenever business opportunities arose. Taiwan was an early prospect, and Wade-Gery was indefatigable in pursuit of connections at the highest level…In the early 1990s, Wade-Gery was closely engaged in [Barclay’s Capital’s] international privatisation work, notably in Poland, Hungary and Czechoslovakia.’

‘Serious organised crime? That’ll do nicely Sir.’

 

Some of the victims of Dafydd’s gang in north Wales were 11 and 12 years old. Some of those who were fitted up by the gang and imprisoned in Risley Remand Centre were fifteen years old. The deaths of the children in care who’s bodies were found hanging in Risley were recorded in the statistics as deaths of ‘male prisoners’. See post ‘Include Me Out’. They were children who had been abducted by a paedophile gang which was afforded complete protection at the highest levels of Gov’t for decades.

‘Paedophile ring in north Wales you say, concealed by Whitehall and Westminster? But I’m a Fellow of All Souls!’

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 ‘These young people making the allegations are criminals.’ Yes, they’ve been arrested and convicted for ‘staring at a social worker in Safeways’, the social worker concerned being a colleague of the paedophile ring which doesn’t exist.

 

In 1982 Glyn England’s contract as the Chairman of the CEGB was not renewed; Glyn England was ordered to substitute oil for coal in power stations to accumulate coal stocks. Thatch appointed Sir Walter Marshall, the key ideologist of the nuclear power industry, as Glyn England’s replacement. Glyn England was a founder member of the SDP who subsequently remained loyal to the Lib Dems. Glyn was born in the Rhondda. When he was older, he lived near Bristol and was Chair of the Mendip Society. England and his wife both donated their brains to Bristol University’s brain bank when they died. A fellow traveller of Dr Death who was a pal of Bristol University School of Medicine? Surely Glyn England knew Dr D.G.E. Wood… Glyn England didn’t die until 2013 so he hung around a very long time to cause trouble.

Walter – later Lord – Marshall was Chair of the CEGB, 1982-89. Marshall was born in Cardiff, studied at Birmingham University and joined the AERE (Atomic Energy Research Establishment) Harewell in 1954, where he worked with Lord Brian Flowers. Flowers was from Swansea and spent years covering up all the crap at London University (and Manchester University) caused by Dafydd’s associates. See previous posts. Marshall became Director of the AERE in 1968 and Chairman of the UK Atomic Energy Authority in 1981. Marshall was Chairman of the World Association of Nuclear Operators, 1989-93.

Walter Marshall knew what is was at Windscale that Harold Macmillan’s Gov’t concealed which Dafydd also found out about and subsequently blackmailed people in high places over for years (see post ‘Those Who Are Ready To Serve’).

 

For further information behind the scenes with regard to the 1984-85 Miners’ Strike, particularly the role and activities of Civil Service mandarins in the Dept of Energy, see post ‘That’s Entertainment’.

 

Ian MacGregor was appointed as Chair of NCB on 1 Sept 1983 by Nigel Lawson, Secretary of State for Energy. Lawson was the MP for Blaby in Leicestershire and he knew about the Leicestershire Child Abuse Ring which involved the Labour MP Greville Janner, the social worker Frank Beck who was a Liberal Councillor, as well as many others. The Leicestershire gang was linked to Dafydd’s gang in north Wales/Cheshire.

MacGregor’s brief was to close pits and reduce capacity. MacGregor was an ‘outside appointment’. He had previously been the Chairman of British Steel, where he reduced the number of workers by half. There had been a similar reduction in the number of workers at British Leyland when MacGregor was on the Board. MacGregor had established himself ‘throughout the west’ as a leader with an anti-union reputation when he was in the US.

It was Eric Varley who introduced Ian MacGregor to state owned industry in Britain re British Leyland. Eric Varley was a right wing Labour politician who was a big pal of the odious Labour politician Gerald Kaufman. After Kaufman died it became clear that he and Varley were even bigger friends than everyone thought, because Kaufperson left absolutely everything to Eric Varley in his will, excluding Kaufman’s children. There was a scrap, although Kaufman’s family didn’t have to work too hard because Varley had died some years previously. The will however came as a big surprise to everyone. See previous posts for more info on Varley and Kaufman.

Ian MacGregor himself had a few links to people who provided an umbrella for Dafydd and the Top Docs before MacGregor got anywhere near the NCB. If I have the scope to do so, I will revisit MacGregor’s background in a future post.

 

Walter Marshall and MacGregor were ready to implement the Ridley Plan.

During the miners’strike, MacGregor used Tim Bell and David Hart as PR people. Tommy Thompson of Opinion Research and Communications carried out polls of miners’ and the general public’s opinions which were fed back to MacGregor.

 

Thatch’s confrontation with the NUM finally happened in 1984 and was the result of deliberate engineering by Thatcher’s Gov’t who were by then ready for it. Thatch was still high in public opinion as a result of the Falklands’ victory. The invasion of the Falkland’s had only occurred because of the gross incompetence of the British Gov’t and the action on the ground hadn’t been quite as glorious as the media portrayed, but the media reporting was all very carefully managed. Furthermore, Thatch’s Gov’t had made diplomatic links with Galtieri shortly after Thatch was elected and the British press weren’t interested in Galtieri torturing and killing his opponents (who were often trade unionists and socialists) or dropping nuns out of helicopters over the ocean until it was useful PR for the British Gov’t.

Killing your political opponents? The British state would never have sunk so low. Killing the witnesses to a gang of sex traffickers in high places? Ooh, that’s different…

 

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On 1 Oct 1983 the NCB announced its pay offer of 5.2% and gave notice of a rapid scheme of pit closures. Thatch denied that there had been any contact between the Gov’t and Ian MacGregor or anyone at the NCB. The Gov’t had actually been in contact with MacGregor constantly via intermediaries and was throughout the strike. Ian MacGregor also maintained private links with Norman Willis, General Secretary of the TUC, throughout the strike. The NUM announced an overtime ban on 23 Oct 1983.  On 1 March 1984, the NCB announced the imminent closure of Cortonwood Colliery in Yorkshire and this was the detonator for the strike.

A Cabinet sub-committee, MISC 101, was established and embarked on twice-weekly meetings. MISC 101 was Chaired by Thatch and composed of: Leon Brittan (Home Secretary); Nigel Lawson (Chancellor); Peter Walker (Energy); Tebbs (Industry); Tom King (Employment); Nicholas Ridley (Employment); and the Attorney General Sir Michael Havers, with Brigadier Budd and David Goodall of the Civil Contingencies Unit in attendance.

All the members of this sub-committee knew about Dafydd’s gang, the related gangs and the involvement of some Westminster and Whitehall figures in organised abuse. All the sub-committee members concealed it. While he was AG, Michael Havers actively blocked the prosecutions of certain people for child sex offences, including the diplomat Sir Peter Hayman and Cyril Smith. See previous posts.

It has been repeatedly alleged that Leon Brittan was a child abuser himself. I have no evidence that he was, but I do have evidence that under Brittan, the Home Office colluded with much criminality, including that of Dafydd et al in north Wales. The Tory MP Geoffrey Dickens gave Brittan a dossier which listed the names of Westminster figures and others whom Dickens claimed were abusing children. Dickens also maintained that the gangs involved were dealing in drugs and child porn. Who ever could Dickens have been thinking of? Brittan later claimed never to have received Dickens’ dossier; then he remembered that he had received it; then he couldn’t remember what was in it or where he had put it. When Brittan was Home Secretary, dozens of files containing information about and details of allegations of the abuse of children by Westminster figures and others went missing and have never been found. See previous posts.

 

Eric Heffer was Chairman of the Labour Party, Oct 1983-Oct 1984, under the Windbag’s leadership. Fatty Heffer wrote the introduction to Beynon’s edited volume ‘Digging Deeper’. Fatty fumes away about the union movement providing insufficient support for the 1984-85 NUM strike and bangs on about how the state apparatus – the police, the law, the judges, the Civil Service and the media – were all used against ‘the workers’. Which is completely true. But the same state apparatus was also used against the victims of a vicious criminal sex abuse gang and there were a few people in north Wales who would have made credible witnesses to that gang and who would have willingly worked with people on the left to bring Thatcher’s lot down. Fatty Heffer et al were not interested in what was happening to us because Fatty and his wife Doris, a former medical secretary, were part of Dafydd’s Liverpool empire. Fatty and Doris were well in with the Top Doctors. Furthermore Fatty and Doris were on excellent terms with Thatch but that was not reported until after Fatty died (see previous posts). The media did Fatty a few favours there; Fatty in his flat at Dolphin Square, the apartment block to which kids from the Ty’r Felin children’s home in Bangor were being trafficked (see post ‘Are You Local?’).

 

The NCB Area Director of the South Wales Coalfield, 1973-85, was Philip Weekes, one of the Windbag’s ‘boyhood idols’. Which is a bit weird really, because most boys of the Windbag’s generation idolised Biggles or the like.

Weekes’s obituary tells us that ‘Weekes was the last regional NCB boss to join the NCB’s campaign to try to persuade the miners back to work. It was widely believed at that time that only the threat from on high that Weekes’s plans for further investment in the stricken coalfield might be in jeopardy induced him to bow to the NCB’s high command.’ Whoever believed that must have forgotten that the NUM went on strike because Thatch planned to close the coal industry down, including the south Wales coalfield. Although in the end, the strike ‘represented the wreck of his hopes for mining in South Wales, throughout it he worked behind the scenes with the unions to ensure that basic maintenance work on the pits was carried out’. As the Area Director of the South Wales Coalfield, the Windbag’s hero will have known that the ostentatious maintenance work was a con, because Thatch was going to close those pits down…

Philip Weekes was ‘born on the outskirts of Tredegar, the son of a pharmacist who ran the local Boots. He was educated at Tredegar County School from where he went to University College, Cardiff’. So Weekes came from Nye Bevan territory and will have known the Great Man from Tredegar who buggered off to live in the poshest part of south west London when he was able to, because they don’t have a Fortnum and Mason in Tredegar.

‘After graduating in mining engineering, Weekes joined Tredegar Iron and Coal in 1939. In 1942 he joined the RAF with the idea of training as a pilot. Owing to a sight defect this was not to be and by 1944 Weekes was back in the coal industry. By 1946, Weekes was manager of the Wyllie Colliery, near Caerphilly and took it through nationalisation the following year. In 1948 he became manager of Oakdale Colliery, one of the South Wales coalfield’s biggest pits. In 1950 Weekes was seconded to the Colonial Office and sent to Nigeria to assess the situation at the Enugu mines, where miners had been rioting’.

‘Returning to Wales in 1951, Weekes held a number of posts on the ground followed by a spell as Director of Studies at the NCB Staff College in 1964, a period as Deputy Director (mining) in the South Midlands area in 1967. Thereafter he was Chief Mining Engineer and then Director General of Mining at the national HQ in London.’

In 1973 Weekes was made South Wales Area Director. ‘On the horizon, pit closures loomed on a massive scale, with thousands likely to be thrown out of work. The miners’ strike over pay that brought down the Government of Heath in February 1974 was a filip to miners’ morale’, although ‘the tide of closures was irresistible. Wyllie…had already closed in 1968. By the early 1980s, among seven pits on yet another “in jeopardy” list was Oakdale…already by then down to 900 men employed from its peak of more than 2,000. Though he frequently had to steel himself to make blunt pronouncements, Weekes strove where he could to compensate for the closure of uneconomic pits by investing in and developing new projects’.

Weekes knew that the ‘new projects’ in which the Gov’t invested were laughable. Thousands and thousands of people were put out of work and small corners of the coalfield were converted into tourist attractions which employed a dozen or so people on the lowest wages. The tourist attractions are nice to visit but they didn’t replace British industry. I saw a Mr Angry in the audience on a Vincent Kane TV programme say this once and Kane shut him up. Kane was talking to a Gov’t PR vehicle who was boasting about the new investment and all the accompanying Regeneration Of South Wales and Mr Angry stood up and yelled out ‘this is complete crap’ and began reeling off some very embarrassing facts and figures. Vincent Kane told Mr Angry that there was no point in him shouting because he didn’t have a microphone, so no-one would have heard him. Well I did and I wasn’t even in the studio, I was at home watching the tele. Who was given the microphone on so many of Vincent Kane’s shows? Dafydd. See previous posts.

During the 1984-85 strike, Weekes helped to ensure that in South Wales, the strike was policed by ‘local officers’ and not by those brought in from metropolitan areas. It was suggested by Weekes’s fan club that it was because of this that the violent clashes between pickets and police seen in other areas were almost entirely absent from the South Wales area.

Would someone like to explain how the Area Director for the NCB in South Wales managed to wield that sort of influence over policing? It is known that the policing of the 1984-85 strike was being ordered at Gov’t level; Thatch and the Cabinet had that ridiculous Cobra room constructed, which was equipped with hotlines to Chief Constables. Microphones descended from the ceiling to enable Thatch and the Cabinet to direct the troops.

‘Emergency, emergency, students from Bangor with parents who are Tories have tripped over the Westminster Paedophile Ring – get us Dafydd NOW!’

In the summer of 1984, Brown and I attended a public meeting in Bangor which had been called by Cledan Mears, the Bishop of Bangor, 1982-92, to discuss the heroin problem which had hit Bangor and Anglesey. There were teachers in the audience who ALL complained about the removal of local police officers from north Wales to man the picket lines in other parts of the UK. The guest of honour at this meeting who had been invited to address the audience, being an Expert On Drugs, was one Dafydd. It was farcical. See post ‘Amber Rudd, The Miners’ Strike And A Memory Jogged’.

The previous Bishop of Bangor, Gwilym Williams, who also served as Archbishop of Wales, had been fully on board with Dafydd’s gang (see previous posts). As were huge swathes of the North Wales Police, even if they had been redeployed to beat up the pickets at Orgreave. It would have been very difficult for Cledan Mears not to have known what Dafydd et al were up to. Mears went to Abersytwyth University, had served as a curate in Mostyn and in a village near Wrexham, before becoming the vicar of Cwm near Ebbw Vale. From 1959 to 1973, Mears was a lecturer at what is now Cardiff University, after which he became the vicar of St Mark’s Gabalfa, his last position before his ordination to the episcopate. 

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Weekes’s ‘manifest distaste for the tactics of the NCB under Ian MacGregor inevitably communicated itself to headquarters in London. The last straw was his being summoned to HQ and told by the NCB Chairman to offer redundancy to every miner in the South Wales coalfield. He refused. He retired a few months later.’

Weekes knew what Thatcher’s plan was, he knew why MacGregor had been put in post and Weekes scarpered with his pension intact as Thatch proceeded to destroy south Wales…

Weekes’s had a great time in retirement, as good as any Top Doctor. He gained a private pilot’s licence – even though there had been that problem with his eyesight when he was young – and ‘devoted himself to regeneration projects in South Wales’. He was Chairman of Garden Festival Wales, ‘a project to transform industrial wastelands in Ebbw Vale into gardens, housing, leisure parks and sites for the new industries.’

Can someone let me know where the new industries are? If they’ve replaced the south Wales coalfield, I’ve somehow missed them, as has the Welsh economy.

‘Weekes acted as Consultant when more than 200 men of the Tower Colliery, Hirwaun, closed in 1994, returned the following year to reopen it, and was, from 1994 to 1999, Chairman (unpaid) of the workforce buyout company, Goitre Tower Anthracite, through ‘which the men operate it as a co-operative to this day’.

Tower Colliery was in Ann Clwyd’s constituency and in 1994 Clwyd staged a sit-in to protest against its closure. The world was treated to photos of Battling Ann wearing a hard hat and with black coal dust smudged on her face. Ann is one of many who knew about Dafydd’s gang – Ann grew up near Denbigh and she and her husband were journos – but remained silent until the North Wales Child Abuse Scandal could be concealed no longer in the 1990s. Ann did speak out then, rather more than most other politicians, but she had kept quiet for many decades. See previous posts.

John Redwood was the Secretary of State for Wales who, in 1995, helped the miners buy out Tower Colliery. While he was doing that, Redwood was colluding with the serious criminality of Dafydd and the gang. As Director of Thatch’s Number 10 Policy Unit, 1983-85, Redwood really has to take some responsibility for the carnage in the south Wales coalfield himself.

The much-publicised enterprise at Tower Colliery with which Weekes et al assisted ceased operation in 2008. There are now discussions as to whether the site can be turned into a museum or a tourist attraction. Well they’ll be able to get a grant from the Welsh Gov’t and it’ll provide six jobs through the summer months when a few people on minimum wages are needed to serve the coffees and bara brith to the visitors.

Vincent Kane is dead and this is a blog not a TV programme, so Kane can’t shut me up…

 

From 1992 until recently, Philip Weekes was also Chairman of Silent Valley Waste Disposal. Er, yes, a most appropriate summary for Thatcher’s policy re the Valleys with which Weekes so ably assisted.

In addition Weekes ‘had been for 15 years a governor of the United World College of the Atlantic, was a member of the Prince of Wales’s committee, 1978-89 and a member of the Independent Broadcasting Authority Wales Advisory Committee, 1983-90.’

Well-in with the paedophiles’ friends then.

The Windbag’s friend the Baroness of Ely, who’s dad the Rev Bob was the Labour Leader of South Glamorgan County Council, went to Atlantic College and as an adult the Baroness sat on the governing body, just like Philip Weekes! See previous posts.

Weekes was given an OBE in 1977 and was advanced to CBE in 1993. He’d made someone happy then.

Philip Weekes was survived by his wife Branwen and by a son and two daughters. His younger son was Huw Weekes, an HTV journalist and broadcaster with HTV. Huw was found dead at the age of 43, on a beach near Llantwit Major in Jan 2001. A verdict of misadventure was returned. Huw was said to have drowned and taken an overdose, although it was said that he did not leave a suicide note so no-one could be certain that he had planned to kill himself. HTV newsreader Tara Eugene told Huw’s inquest in Cardiff that she had received a telephone call from Huw hours before he was found dead. She had raised the alarm after Huw had threatened to kill himself. The inquest heard that Huw had been suffering from severe depression for three months. His brother Gareth said after the hearing: “His family and friends were desperately worried and we did our best to help him through, but none of us was aware of how ill he really was. The family always believed that Huw’s death was most probably an accident which occurred when he was in a confused state of mind.” A police officer told the inquest that Huw been found in hiking gear and with an ordnance survey map of the area in his rucksack. The cause of death was given as drowning due to a high level of the tranquilizer Temazepam in his bloodstream. The coroner stated that Huw’s ‘reactions had been altered by the drug in his system and he became immersed in sea water’. Temazepam is addictive but it is mild. One doesn’t lose one’s senses when immersed in sea water, even if one takes a lot of Temazepam. The coroner at Huw’s inquest was Dr Lawrence Addicott, the coroner for Cardiff and Vale, who has a track record of drawing some odd conclusions when faced with the deaths of people whom Top Doctors have neglected.

Huw was born in Newport and began his journalistic career at the age 18 as a reporter on the Weston-super-Mare Mercury. From there he moved onto the Bristol Evening Post before beginning his broadcasting career in 1980 at BBC Radio Newcastle. In 1982 Huw become a presenter at Yorkshire Television and then Tyne Tees Television, before returning to Wales in 1988 to present the HTV news.

So Huw knew a great deal about Dafydd’s gang in north Wales and the associated gangs in Yorkshire and the north east of England. He had also passed through D.G.E. Wood’s family’s manor of Bristol.

Huw died 11 months after the Waterhouse Report was published.

After Huw died, Rhodri The Ale Twat, who was by then FM, expressed his sorrow.

A conference in Huw’s memory was addressed by Jane Hutt, the AM for the Vale of Glamorgan and at that time the Welsh Gov’ts Minister of Health.

The theme of the conference was a very familiar one: the battle to fight the Stigma of depression. Dr Chris Manning, Chairman of the event and of Depression Alliance, ‘the leading UK charity for people suffering from the condition’, explained that: ”Stigma leaves people feeling isolated and unable to talk about their problems. This is why so few people seek medical help until they get too ill. In these cases people will often lose their jobs, and may lose their homes and families as well.’

Chris Manning knew as well as I did that when Huw was found dead, ‘stigma’ was neither here nor there. People in Wales – and in the rest of the UK – were screaming as loudly as they could and there would still be no ‘help’ forthcoming. Huw DID ask for help; that is how he was known to be severely depressed and that is why his colleague Tara ‘raised the alarm’. Presumably no-one bothered to respond. But no-one ever did, I was watching what was happening in the mental health services at the time. Patients were being TOLD to ‘go on and do it then, it’s your responsibility’. If you say that to a suicidal person, many of them will kill themselves.

Whatever a patient’s problem, it was constructed as being their fault, while that smug bitch Jane Hutt sat in the Senedd and bollocked on about Stigma. North West Wales had the second highest suicide rate for women in the whole of England and Wales at the time of Huw’s death and one of the highest rates for men. Was it the Snowdonia climate then Jane? It was often a bit chilly and wet up there and the Stigma probably descended upon the patients along with the mist and the cloud. Then how did I witness one adult man crying and begging for help at the Hergest Unit to no avail, only to be arrested by the police when he became so desperate that he later rang up an Angel and told her that he felt like ‘chopping a gas pipe’? He didn’t even try to do this, he just told an Angel that he felt like it; Tony Francis ordered the Angel to call the police and have the patient arrested. He spent three weeks in Walton Prison, was released to the ‘care’ of Dafydd’s ‘nursing home’ at very great cost to him and his wife and all charges against him were subsequently dropped.

The year after Huw died of Stigma, Alun Davies, the manager of the Hergest Unit, rang the police eight or nine times in one day demanding that I should be arrested, because I had told his secretary, over the phone, that he was a fat idiot. When the police refused to arrest me, Davies phoned them back and said that I’d threatened to kill him. I was arrested. Not immediately, because when Davies made the calls I was sitting in the locked ward of the Hergest Unit, having been sectioned. I was discharged after Davies spent all day ringing the police  and within an hour of arriving home, the police turned up and arrested me for ‘threats to kill’. The case circulated around the courts for nearly two years and the charges were withdrawn on the first day of the trial.

Davies made all of those phone calls from the National Assembly, where he was in a meeting with Jane Hutt and her officials.

All down to Stigma was it Jane?

 
 

 

Kim Howells, an NUM official in Weekes’s era, said: ‘There were many who believed that Phil Weekes, a brilliant mining engineer and communicator, should have been made Chairman of the Coal Board in the early Eighties. If that had come about the story of mining in Britain would be very different.’ It would have also been very different if the whole bloody lot of them had not have been concealing the Westminster Paedophile Ring because if someone had piped up about Peter Morrison, Thatcher’s Gov’t would have fallen. As I suspect that Kim Howells knows…

This was the problem Kim:

 A Friend Of Tony Francis
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Thatch appointed Peter Walker as Energy Secretary in June 1983 in preparation to take on the NUM. By June 1983, Brown, me and our friends had been placed under surveillance by the security services and Brown had received his first murder threat.

There was much comment that Walker was an odd choice for Thatch; Walker was a well-known Tory wet who, after the Miners’ Strike, was very critical of Thatch’s economic policies. What Walker did know all about though was George Thomas and Peter Morrison’s molesting, Dafydd’s gang in north Wales as well as a great many other matters.

Walker was the MP for Worcester, 1961-92; there was a paedophile ring in the Hereford/Worcester area, which was publicly admitted in the 1990s by David Tombs, the Director of Herefordshire and Worcestershire Social Services (see previous posts). Tombs maintained that he ‘warned’ people about the Westminster Paedophile Ring but was told by civil servants that he’d never be able to confront it because so many people were involved. However, some months ago I received an e mail which maintained that Tombs was one of the UK Directors of Social Services who had caused major problems by colluding with the gangs and only outed the situation in his own area after many years as investigations and inquiries began across the UK in the 1990s.

Walker was a member of Heath’s Gov’t. In 1970 he was appointed Minister of State for Housing and Local Gov’t; he was Secretary of State for the Environment, 1970-72; Secretary of State for the DTI and President of the Board of Trade, Nov 1972- March 1974. It was Walker holding the latter role during the Miners’ Strike of 1973-74 that people believed was the reason why Thatch appointed him as one of her key people to handle the 1984-85 Miners’ Strike. It is far more likely to have been because Walker knew what was being concealed by all political parties and knew that the Windbag’s mates employed as Top Docs in north Wales were in the thick of it. Mrs Windbag of course came from Holyhead, where her Labour activist parents had kept quiet about Dafydd et al for years. By 1983, the children’s home in Holyhead and Y Gwyngyll, the children’s home in Llanfairpwll on Anglesey, were known to be centres of abuse; events at Y Gwyngyll, the home in Llanfairpwll, really did raise eyebrows and as a result Gwynedd County Council were forced to hold an inquiry in the mid-1980s. The Chief Exec of Gwynedd County Council, Ioan Bowen Rees, commissioned his old mates from Dyfed County Council – where Ioan had previously been County Secretary – to investigate and they of course found no serious cause for concern. See previous posts.

 

After Ted Heath’s Gov’t fell, Walker served as Shadow Defence Secretary, Oct 1974-Feb 1975. When Thatch won the General Election in May 1979, Walker was Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food. In which capacity he would have dealt with landowners like the Duke of Westminster and Lloyd Tyrell-Kenyon aka Lord Kenyon from north Wales, who’s son Thomas was known to be sexually abusing at least one boy in the care of the social services in north Wales. Among many other things, Lord Kenyon was President of UCNW; Chairman of Clwyd Health Authority; a member of the North Wales Police Authority; a JP; a Director of Lloyds Bank; and the most senior Freemason in north Wales. See previous posts for further details of Lord Kenyon and Thomas’s adventures. Walker would also have known Professor Richard Howarth, the Agricultural Economist from UCNW who by 1982 was dining with Thatcher and somehow became one of her advisers, despite the laughable standards and chaos prevailing in the Agriculture Dept in which he worked (see previous posts). Mary Wynch was working as a secretary in the same Dept when Dafydd had unlawfully arrested and imprisoned her just three years previously. By the time that Howarth was supping with Thatch, Mary was on her way to the Master of the Rolls and people at Gov’t level knew that.

Walker didn’t just have recent dirt on those in High Places, he had dirt going back many, many years. Walker had risen through the Young Conservatives, becoming a branch Chairman at the age of 14 and later National Chairman. He knew Beata Brookes, Tory MEP for north Wales, 1979-89, who was a mate of Dafydd’s and had been a social worker in Denbighshire when she was young. Beata was the daughter of a wealthy farming family in north east Wales, of whom the male members were enthusiastic Freemasons. Like Peter Walker, Beata Brookes was a big wig in the Young Conservatives in the Pre-Cambrian. Walker was one year younger than Brookes.

Here are the two clean-living Young Conservatives:

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By the time that north Wales was supplying the Westminster Paedophile Ring in the 1970s, Beata Brookes had as many public roles as Lord Kenyon, but whereas Lord Kenyon’s positions also included senior roles in the world of Museums/Arts, Beata just ensured that she was a leading light in every disability charidee in north Wales, as well as in Clwyd Health Authority and Clwyd Social Services. There was no escaping Beata Brookes if one was ‘in care’ or disabled. Beata’s brother was a leading light in countryside sports/farmers/landowners organisations. For more information about Beata and the story of how she caused a civil war in the Tory Party when she tried to stand for Parliament in 1983, see post ‘The Celtic Iron Lady And Yet More Recent History’. It was Beata’s Parliamentary ambitions which eventually led to Sir Anthony Meyer standing as a ‘stalking horse’ in a leadership challenge to Thatch in 1989 and in my blog post on Brookes, I gave Sir Anthony rather more credit than he deserved; when I wrote it, I presumed that Meyer was so appalled at the trafficking ring being facilitated by Brookes et al that he tried to blow them all out of the water. I found out later that Meyer himself was in it up to his eye-balls, but he just hated Thatch and Brookes and was hoping and expecting Heseltine to stand as the ‘real’ leadership candidate in 1989. See previous posts for the full story of Meyer’s dealings (and Heseltine’s) which were every bit as dirty as Beata’s.

 

Peter Walker was a founder of the Tory Reform Group (TRG). The TRG was formally established in June 1975 from the merger of four like-minded groups: PEST (Pressure for Economic and Social Toryism), two separate London dining clubs – named the Macleod Group and Social Tory Action Group – and a consortium in the North West also known as the McLeod Group led by two Young Conservative activists and parliamentary candidates Steve Perry (PPC Liverpool Edge Hill) and Stuart Lindsay (former PPC Ellesmere Port). Edge Hill and Ellesmere Port were constituencies within Dafydd’s empire. At his home in Westminster, Walker met with the aforementioned Tories and they agreed to come together to form the TRG.

From the start, the TRG was an activist group with membership, as opposed to being a think tank. The TRG hoped to spread its view through publication of pamphlets, discussion with MPs, use of media, and by widening its membership. Weekly lunches were inherited from PEST. London PEST had organized a Tuesday Luncheon Club in local pubs. These lunches provided a programme of speakers as well as opportunities for members to become involved in constituency activities.

In January 1976, TRG released its first publication, entitled ‘Home Run’ by Nicholas Scott MP, the President of TRG, arguing for a nationwide extension of the GLC’s sale of council houses to their tenants. Nick Scott was a well-known drunk who’s alcohol problem eventually became very, very severe. Scott was the Tory MP for Paddington South, 1966-74. The constituency was a wealthy one on the doorstep of St George’s Hospital and was a hub of Top Doctors. The local Labour Party fielded Bertrand Russell’s son Conrad as their candidate against Scott. By the 1970s, Bertrand Russell lived in north Wales and knew all about Dafydd’s gang (see post ‘So Who Was Angry About What?’). Scott also served as the MP for Chelsea, 1974-97.

Everyone involved in the establishment of the TRG had the dirt of the Westminster Paedophile Ring. The President of the Macleod Group was David Knox, the Tory MP for Leek, Staffordshire, 1970-83 and Staffordshire Moorlands, 1983-97. There was a big ring in Staffordshire which eventually revealed itself in the Staffordshire Pin-Down Scandal and the terrible problems in the NHS there; both had been concealed for years. See previous posts.  One Vice-President of the Macleod Group was Robert Carr, the MP for Mitcham, 1950-74 and then Carshalton, 1974-76. There was a trafficking gang in the Mitcham area. Furthermore Carr was a member of Heath’s Gov’t: Secretary of State for Employment, 1970-72; Lord President of the Council, April-Nov 1972; and Home Secretary, 1972-74 and in all of these roles concealed organised abuse. The Lord President of the Council is also the visitor for UCNW. Lynda – now Baroness – Chalker was another Vice-President; Chalker was MP for Wallasey, 1974-92, a constituency within the Liverpool branch of Dafydd’s empire and concealed abuse in her many roles (see previous posts). Vice-President Sir Nigel Fisher was MP for Hitchin, 1950-55 and Surbiton, 1955-83 and from 1951 was PPS to Gwilym Lloyd-George, which placed Fisher at the centre of the action. Nigel Fisher was a big mate of Ian McLeod himself, who was quite mad and at the centre of Harold Macmillan’s Knight of the Long Knives (see previous post), so knowing Ian Mcleod will have been even more exciting than knowing Gwilym Lloyd-George. Fisher’s second wife Patricia was the Ulster Unionist MP for North Down, 1953-55. Patricia’s father Sir Walter D. Smiles had preceded her as the Ulster Unionist MP for North Down. At the time of Sir Walter’s death in 1953, Patricia was living in Cheshire… Patricia’s first husband was the cricketer  Neville Montagu Ford, a descendent of the 4th Lord Lyttelton. Their daughter Sally married Sir Michael Grylls (father of TV pseudo-survivalist Bear). Michael Grylls was one of those involved in the Cash for Questions/Ian Greer lobbying scandal, along with Peter Morrison and Neil Hamilton, as discussed in previous posts. Neville Montagu Ford’s brother Sir Edward was Assistant Private Secretary to King George VI and then to HM the Queen Lilibet. So Patricia and her circle were more people who knew about Ugandan discussions in Royal Places.

 

When Peter Walker was 14 yrs old, he spoke at a Conservative Conference and was invited to meet Leo Amery, who had plotted the overthrow of Lloyd George’s Coalition in 1922. Amery told Walker to become financially independent before entering the Commons, because it would stop him having to be compromised ‘if resignation were necessary’. Obviously an occupational hazard that one must plan for. Walker followed Amery’s advice and went into the insurance business, soon forming a partnership with the future MP for Taunton, the crook Edward du Cann, who not only knew my grandfather (who told me that du Cann was a crook years before du Cann was exposed as, er, a crook and a very big one too), but just before the Waterhouse Inquiry du Cann made a lot of loud noises about ‘having a lot to tell’ and how he ‘was going to tell it’. Du Cann never did reveal all, but he did become very affluent after threatening to tell all, despite being virtually bankrupt at the time when he threatened to land everyone in it. See previous posts.

Tory Party: Do you not think that it would have been a great deal easier to have made friends with Brown and me, rather than pay off all the worthless turds who blackmailed you over us? It would have been much easier, far cheaper and you wouldn’t now have this blog to put up with. We didn’t want money, not being Edward du Cann ourselves; we’d never have voted for you, but we would have been quite happy with appropriate action against Dafydd et al.

 

Peter Walker also invested in property companies and formed a City partnership with Jim Slater, Slater Walker Securities, a scam of an asset stripping vehicle which collapsed in scandal in the early 1970s. Walker worked on JFK’s Primary election campaign team and was PPS to Selwyn Lloyd – who was Chancellor of the Exchequer under Macmillan and a few other things as well – when Lloyd was Lord Privy Seal, 1963-64. Walker and Lloyd remained close friends – Lloyd was godfather to one of Walker’s sons.

In 1965 Walker organised Heath’s leadership campaign.

After retirement from politics, Walker became Chairman of Kleinwort Benson and Thornton and Co. Other business positions Walker held included: Chairman of Allianz Insurance plc; Vice Chairman of Dresdner Kleinwort; non-executive Director of ITM Power plc; Director of Rothschilds; Tate and Lyle; Dalgety and British Gas.

Walker was Chair of the Carlton Club.

Walker was a ‘determined supporter’ of the hospice movement, becoming a Patron of St Richard’s Hospice in Worcester when it was founded in 1984. He campaigned determinedly for greater NHS support for St Richard’s and the wider hospice movement. During a House of Lords debate in 2000, Lord Walker stated: “Anyone who visits hospices and meets the volunteers – the people running them and guiding them – will recognise their unique spiritual and compassionate contribution to the health service.” For some reason the hospice movement is dominated by the paedophiles’ friends, in north Wales and elsewhere as well. The contributions to the Lord debate in 2000 illustrated this. See post ‘The Cradle Of Filth’.

 

So what job did Peter Walker bag once he had co-ordinated the defeat of the NUM using his knowledge of Dafydd and Wrongdoing in High Places? He was appointed Secretary of State for Wales of course, where he remained overseeing the charnel house until May 1990 (see post ‘The Cradle Of Filth’). In 1992, just after the five witnesses to the North Wales Child Abuse Scandal died in the Brighton firebomb (see post ‘The Silence Of The Welsh Lambs’), Walker picked up his peerage.

 

So that covers a few of the events and people involved during the time when Thatcher inflicted the most dreadful suffering, particularly on south Wales, yet neither Hywel Francis nor the Windbag barked. Hywel’s reward came in 2001 when he became the Labour MP for Aberavon. The long-term deal was completed in 2015 when the Windbag’s son, the husband of the PM of Denmark, returned from his decades of living abroad and succeeded Hywel in his safe Labour seat, Windbag junior being Committed To The People Of Aberavon. The idea was for Windbag junior to be in place in time to sit in the Cabinet which Ed Miliband was going to form when Ed became PM in May 2015. There was just one problem.

Computer Said No:


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Poor Ed, he was from an impeccable pedigree himself, what with Uncle Harry being a Top Doctor, a paid up member of the Socialist Health Association and working with folk at Guy’s and Tommy’s who had concealed Dafydd’s wrongdoing and dad Ralph being a Marxist academic who also had all the shit on Dafydd and the gang (see previous posts)…

 

I have discussed in previous posts how many of the kids forced into sex work by Dafydd’s gang were the young men who died of HIV/AIDS in the late 1980s/90s. It was known that the kids were being infected with STIs by their abusers, even when they were ‘in care’; Thomas Tyrell-Kenyon died of an AIDS related condition in the early 1990s, by which time he had infected other people. Matt Arnold, the Headmaster of Bryn Estyn died in 1994 from an ‘unspecified blood disease’. My post ‘Include Me Out’ describes how basic medical care and humanity was unavailable to the prisoners in the medical wing of Risley Remand Centre – most of whom were Dafydd’s patients or kids in care – yet one thing that was prioritised was a visiting pox doctor. That will not have been out of any concern for the inmates; it was because the gang didn’t want to get infected themselves…

By the late 1980s, there were so many rent boys in London dying of AIDS – many of whom had been trafficked there by Dafydd’s gang – that in order to ensure that the stories of those dying young men never reached the ears of the wrong people, associates of Dafydd’s gang in London set up a hospice for terminally ill AIDS patients. The Labour MP Peter Shore and the Tory Ken Clarke, then in the DoH, worked together to make funding available (see posts ‘Apocalypse Now’ and ‘The Bodies Beneath Canary Wharf’). The young men died in the care of people who knew exactly how they had ended up working as rent boys by the age of 17 and those people ensured that the scandal was kept under wraps. Of course, the Top Doctors knew how those boys had become infected and they kept schtum as well.

A recent issue of the ‘London Review Of Books’ discussed the HIV/AIDS crisis of the 1980s. It was remembered that the number of AIDS cases began to have a real impact in 1985 and after that the numbers just went ever upwards. So those boys were infected from the mid-1970s onwards, under Callaghan and then Thatcher’s Gov’ts… The LRB article mentioned a few familiar names in terms of the Top Doctors who were the Experts re HIV/AIDS eg. Michael Adler at the Middlesex Hospital (Gwynne the lobotomist’s alma mater who protected Gwynne until the day that he died) and Tony Pinching at St Mary’s. To whom is Michael Adler married? One Baroness Margaret Jay, Jim Callaghan’s daughter. Callaghan was instrumental in enabling George Thomas’s mate Leo Abse to rewrite legislation relating to children in care which resulted in hundreds of them being sent to children’s homes in north Wales (see post ‘Cry, The Beloved Country’). Margaret Jay married Adler in 1994; Adler had been Chair of the National AIDS Trust when Jay was its Director. When Miranda became PM, he appointed Jay as Health Minister and Minister for Wimmin. I can only wonder if Miranda did that as a two fingers up to any of Dafydd’s victims who dared to still be alive. In 1997, Tony Francis, Dafydd et al were pushing out all the boats in their attempts to have me banged up in a secure hospital on the grounds of my extreme dangerousness.

In 1996, Miranda and Cherie’s friend and colleague, Michael Beloff QC, served as the legal adviser to Municipal Mutual, the insurers of Clwyd County Council (as well as of the North Wales Police) and ensured that the Jillings Report regarding the abuse of children in the care of Clwyd County Council since 1974, was completely suppressed and pulped. See previous posts eg. ‘It’s A Piece Of Cake’.

If the Baroness and/or Miranda would like to leave a comment on this blog, I’d be delighted to hear from them.

 

Top Doctors and Angels are not the only people who knew what was happening but kept quiet. Some sociologists did as well. One sociologist who definitely knew – who died in 2012 – was Tony Coxon. I met Tony Coxon a few times at conferences and he was very entertaining but he knew about Dafydd and the related gangs.

Tony Coxon became famous for developing the British Household Panel Survey after he was appointed as the first Director of the ESRC Research Centre, now the Institute for Social and Economic Research, at the University of Essex, in 1989.

Tony was born in Sale, Cheshire and educated at the King’s School, Canterbury and Cheadle Hulme school, Stockport. In his teens Tony Coxon decided that he had a vocation to the priesthood. Initially he trained at the College of the Resurrection, Mirfield, West Yorkshire, from where he was supported as an undergraduate at Leeds University studying sociology and philosophy. However he did not return to Mirfield and after graduation at Leeds continued his studies to complete his doctorate.

There have been allegations of abuse at Mirfield and of course the Leeds area per se was Jimmy Savile’s domain. Ed Miliband’s dad Ralph was Prof of Sociology at Leeds University in the 1970s.

Coxon left the church completely for a time, although he did retain a  commitment to Christian socialism which remained with him for the rest of his life. Coxon was a member of the Third Order of Anglican Franciscans. He was a pacifist and a conscientious objector during national service;  a  member of CND, the Committee of 100 and the Independent Labour Party.

Following lectureships at Leeds (1964-69) and Edinburgh (1969-75) universities, Tony Coxon then joined what was University College Cardiff, becoming Professor in 1975. His research interests included religion, occupations, social networks and male sexuality. He was the Principal Investigator of Project SIGMA, a major longitudinal study of gay men and HIV/Aids which informed Gov’t and World Health Organisation policies at the height of the AIDS epidemic. Some of Coxon’s research involved the study of gay men’s diaries.

Tony Coxon knew exactly what was happening; being based in Cardiff he’ll have known about Dafydd et al and he knew that kids in care were being forced into sex work. He could have named many celebs and ‘VIPs’, including politicians, who were abusing kids. But like everyone else, it was a case of I Know Nuzzing…

In retirement, Tony Coxon returned to Cardiff as a visiting and then honorary Professor.

At Leeds, Tony married and subsequently had three children. He later came out as gay in 1978. In 2005, Tony underwent a civil partnership with Philip Hawkins.

Phil Hawkins is also involved in HIV/AIDS work and one look at Phil’s CV leaves one in no doubt that like Tony Coxon, Phil knew what was going on as well:

1999 –  Consultant, Sigma Essex Research & Consultancy
2003 – 2004 Centre Manager. Ionad Chaluim Chille Ìle (Islay Columba Centre)(p/t)
2002 – 2003 Learning Support Officer, Web-based Learning, Department of Health and Human Sciences, University of Essex (p/t)
2001, 2002 Senior Research Officer, Project Sigma, Health & Social Services Institute, University of Essex (p/t)
2001 Research Counsellor & Computing (SPSS) Facilitator, Health & Social Services Institute Summer School, University of Essex
2001 Teaching Fellow, Essex Summer School in the Social Sciences, University of Essex
2000 Research Counsellor, Health & Social Services Institute Summer School, University of Essex
1999 – 2000 Research Officer (HIV and AIDS), The Terrence Higgins Trust (p/t)
1998 Assistant Instructor, Swiss Summer School in the Social Sciences, Lugarno
1997 – 1999 Manager, Service Development, Community Education Services, Essex County Council

  • Research and Development in Adult Education
  • Internal and External Funding Manager
  • Strategic Management of IT
1993 – 1997 Principal Officer, Special Projects, Community Education Services, Essex County Council
1990 – 1992 Community Education Officer, SW Essex, Essex County Council
1988 – 1990 Staff Development Officer, Youth Service, Essex County Council
1980 – 1988 Assistant Community Education Officer, SE Essex, Essex County Council
1977 – 1980 Youth & Community Services Officer, London Borough of Haringey
1974 – 1977 General Secretary, Mansfield House University Settlement, Plaistow, E13.
1971 – 1974 Teacher of English, The Rokeby School, Stratford E15.

2012 – Member, Children & Young People and Economy & Culture Scrutiny Committees, Cardiff Council
2012 – Councillor, Cardiff County Council, Riverside Ward
2007 Candidate, Argyll & Bute Council, North Kintyre & The Islands ward
2000 – 2003 Deputy Leader of the Labour Group, Colchester Borough Council
2002 – 2003 Councillor for Wivenhoe Cross Ward, Colchester Borough Council
2002 – 2003 Member, Planning and Standards Committees, Colchester Borough Council
2001 – 2002 Cabinet Member without Portfolio, Colchester Borough Council
2001 Parliamentary Candidate, North Essex Constituency
2000 – 2001 Chair, Best Value Review Panel, Colchester Borough Council
1999 – 2000 Member, Planning and Human and Financial Resources Committees, Colchester Borough Council
1999 – 2002 Councillor for Wivenhoe Ward, Colchester Borough Council
1996 – 1997 Member, Essex Environmental Forum
1995 – 1997 Member: Planning, Licensing, Social Services (LGR), Libraries (LGR) Committees, Southend Borough Council
1996 – 1997 Labour Spokesperson, Highways & Transport Committee, Southend Borough Council
1995 – 1997 Vice-Chair, Community Services Committee
1995 – 1997 Councillor for Milton Ward, Southend Borough Council
1994 Agent, Borough Council Elections, Southend Borough Council
1994 – 1999 Member of the Co-operative Party
1993 – 1995 Delegate to Southend Constituency GC
1993 – 1995 Chair, Milton Ward Branch, Southend-on-Sea, Essex
1988  Member of the Labour Party

1971 B.Ed.  (English, History & Education) University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne
1994 M.A. (Post Compulsory Education & Training) University of Greenwich.

1995 Formula Funding and Financial Delegation in Local Authority Youth Services and Adult Education, Youth Work Press, Leicester.
2006 With Mills, D., Jepson, A., Coxon, A., Easterby-Smith, M, Spencer, J. Demographic Review of the UK Social Sciences, ESRC, Swindon.
2006 With Tiliopoulos, N., Bikker, A., Coxon, A. The means and ends of religiosity: A fresh look at Gordon Allport’s religious orientation dimensions, Personality and Individual Differences 42, 1609-1620, Elsevier.
2007 With Coxon, A. Demographic Review of the UK Social Sciences – Scotland, ESRC,  (unpublished)
2007 With Mills, D., Jepson, A., Coxon, A., Howe, C.,  Lunt, I., Orme, J., Spencer, J. Review of the 1+3 Training Model, ESRC, unpublished.
2007 With Coxon, A., McVie, S., Palmer, J., Rice, R. Scoping Study of Quantitative Methods Building Capacity in Scotland, SFC/ESRC, unpublished

 

 

While Hywel Francis, the Windbag and others were not barking as Thatch took a wrecking ball to Wales, Thatch’s favourite Council leader, Sir Paul Beresford, led the flagship Tory-led Council, Wandsworth, in south London. St George’s Hospital Medical School relocated to Tooting in a number of stages during the latter half of the 1970s. The elitist grandiosities employed at St George’s still hadn’t recovered from the trauma of being uprooted from their natural habitat in Knightsbridge and replanted in Tooting when I began working at St George’s in 1989. In previous posts I explained how the relocation of St George’s was undertaken as part of Harold Wilson’s Gov’ts ‘democratisation’ of medicine and medical education, the idea being to put the grand new hospital and medical school where the common people were ie. Tooting. It was certainly very convenient for the long standing paedophile ring that had operated in Wandsworth and the surrounding area; the Top Docs of St George’s with their Royal and celeb connections joined in the fun (see post ‘The Most Dangerous Man In The World – Part III’). No-one could touch them, what with them being mates with Top Doctors To The Royals and the Duke of Westminster’s family having an historical link with St George’s…

My documents show that Lucille, Dafydd and Tony Francis had a direct line to St George’s/Springfield Hospitals and to Wandsworth Social Services. Top Docs at St George’s and Springfield admitted in writing that they knew that Dafydd – and they suspected Tony Francis as well – was sexually involved with patients; yet they were nonetheless happy to co-operate with the gang in north Wales. Messages were sent back and forth with phone numbers and bleeps which people very helpfully gave each other to discuss the danger that was me…

Donald Naismith, the Director of Education for Wandsworth, was known to be an active paedophile. See previous posts. Children targeted by the south London ring disappeared and were found dead.

This was Thatch’s exemplar of a Council. Paul Beresford became a Wandsworth Councillor in 1978 and was Council Leader, 1983-92. Bereford was a dentist, but a very posh one; he had a Park Lane practice. I read the other day that most of Thatcher’s Cabinet were patients of Beresford’s.

Beresford was knighted in the 1990 New Year Honours ‘for political and public service’. In 1986, while Beresford led Wandsworth, Oliver Brooke, the Prof of Paediatrics at St George’s, was imprisoned for the possession of child porn (see previous posts eg. ‘Oliver!’). Ollie was a key player in a pan-European paedophile ring with connections to Dafydd et al in north Wales. By the time that Beresford bagged his K, Gwynedd Health Authority and Gwynedd Social Services, with the help of a great many people including Andrew Park, the corrupt Welsh Office lawyer, were busy taking me to the High Court on the basis of the perjury of Dafydd’s gang and were making plans to have me banged up (see posts eg. ‘The Night Of The (Dr Chris) Hunter’ and ‘Some Big Legal Names Enter The Arena’).

In the General Election of 1992, Paul Beresford was elected as the Tory MP for Croydon Central, where he succeeded John Moore, who had been one of the Health Secretaries who concealed the crimes of Dafydd and the linked gangs, including the one at Wandsworth (see previous posts). Croydon had its own horror story in the shape of Warlingham Park Hospital, where patients were battered and raped by the staff and found dead in suspicious circumstances, including a family of patients who ended up being sent to live in Bethesda by a group of crooked Top Doctors and lawyers who swindled them out of their inheritance (see post ‘A Trade In People – Between London and North Wales’).

Beresford was elected as the Tory MP for Mole Valley in 1997, succeeding Kenneth Baker. Mole Valley is a Surrey constituency. Patient F from Bethesda, who was framed, imprisoned and fleeced of his property and money, then denied access to his child, by Dafydd’s gang after F found out that boys in the Ty Newydd children’s home in Bangor were being mistreated by their social workers and challenged the social workers and told other people what was going on, came from Surrey. The father of F’s ex-wife particularly hated F and I have been told was involved with the wrecking of F’s life by Dafydd et al. F’s ex father-in-law was a dentist. A very wealthy Tory supporting dentist. From Surrey. From 1996 onward, Tony Francis et al were making strenuous efforts to have F imprisoned again, once more on the basis of perjury with a bit of help from corrupt police officers. See previous posts.

The London Boroughs of Merton and Mitcham are also served by St George’s Hospital Medical School. The MP for Mitcham and Morden, 1982-97, was another ally of Thatch, Angela Rumbold.

Rumbold was was a graduate of King’s College, London. She qualified as a barrister but never practised. Rumbold’s father was the physicist Prof Harry Jones, who was Pro-Rector of Imperial College until his death. Harry was one of those old fossils at Imperial who will have known the other old fossils Lord Brian Flowers and Professor Wynn Humphrey Davies (see previous posts), who came from Wales and used their academic and political muscle to conceal the crimes of Dafydd et al as well as the wrongdoing of the Top Docs in London University. I have not yet researched Harry Jones, so I don’t know what his origins were.

Angela married solicitor John Rumbold. After raising her children Angela worked as the Chief Executive for The National Association for the Welfare of Children in Hospital. Following that post, between 1974 and 1983, Angela Rumbold served as a Councillor in Kingston-upon-Thames and became Deputy Leader of Kingston-upon-Thames Council. While sitting as a Councillor, Angela Chaired the Council of LEAs, 1979-80 and served as a member of the doctors’ and dentists’ pay review body. The late Professor Huw Bentall, a surgeon at Hammersmith Hospital/Royal Postgraduate Medical School, virtually ran Kingston-upon-Thames, as a result of his ownership of Bentall’s, the upmarket department store in the town. Huw Bentall was involved in dishonesty with regard to ‘research’ and the ‘success’ of interventions at Hammersmith (see post ‘Interesting Facts’). Hammersmith became part of Imperial College in the 1990s, Brian Flowers oversaw the merger.

Huw Bentall had links with north Wales which were strengthened in the 1980s when his son Richard Bentall married the daughter of Eifion Jones, the Dean of Science at UCNW, when Richard was doing his PhD in psychology at UCNW. Richard Bentall is a clinical psychologist who knew all about Dafydd and the gang and he subsequently worked as an academic at UCNW (Bangor University). Richard Bentall has become quite famous and has made a name for himself as a ‘radical psychologist’. He has held Chairs at Bangor, Liverpool and Manchester. Richard’s wife – now his ex-wife – did a degree in Plant Biology at UCNW. The Plant Biology Dept at UCNW was full of people who knew about the trafficking ring, because one of the lecturers in that Dept, Chris Wood, was married to Dr D.G.E. Wood, who was facilitating the trafficking ring. Adrian Bell was one of the lecturers who was mates with D.G.E. Wood. Adrian did his first degree at Kingston-upon-Thames Poly…

During the 1990s, St George’s merged with Kingston-upon-Thames University, which surprised me when I remembered how ludicrously snooty the staff at St George’s were; first they relocate to Tooting, then they merge with an ex-poly… The merger happened when the investigations into a possible VIP paedophile ring in north Wales/Chester were underway. Perhaps Richard Bentall or Adrian Bell could tell us how the plebs at Kingston managed to get hitched to the Snobbiest Top Doctors On The Planet.

When Rumbold was a Kingston Councillor, she also worked at the GLC as a researcher and at Conservative Central Office. Both organisations which concealed the organised abuse of vulnerable people, in north Wales and elsewhere.

Rumbold was Chairman of the Teachers’ Negotiating Committee until it was closed down by Act of Parliament.

Angela Rumbold served as: PPS to the Secretary of State for Transport; as Under Secretary at the Dept of the Environment; Minister of State for Education and Minister of State at the Home Office. In 1992 Rumbold became the Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party. The year that the five witnesses to the crime in north Wales were killed by the Brighton firebomb…Rumbold remained Deputy Chairman of the Party until 1995. She was then Vice Chairman of the Tory Party, 1995-97.

Rumbold’s erstwhile junior colleague Robert Key recalled her advice, delivered with “a wicked smile and that dusky chuckle”, that anger and revenge are very important motives in politics. The deaths from the firebomb didn’t do Angela any harm, she became a Dame in 1992. I hope that she enjoyed an extra-long dusky chuckle. Dame Angela probably had a few more dusky chuckles in the following years, because a few people who had managed to survive the firebomb were subsequently found dead. A sense of humour like that is useful if one is a Minister in an endemically corrupt Home Office which is colluding with organised crime.

In 1994, during the “Back to Basics” row, Rumbold had to resign from a job with a lobbying firm amid a row over the firm’s role in helping to win a £1 billion contract for the construction of a Channel Tunnel rail link station. Was that perhaps one of the firms with a terrible safety record which oversaw the deaths of a few construction workers? Angela will have been chuckling duskily again.

After leaving the Commons in 1997, Rumbold duskily chuckled her way back to many of her voluntary activities. She was Chair of the Governers of both Danes Hill School in Oxshott and Surbiton High School in Kingston-upon-Thames as well as Vice-Chair of the Governing Body of Tolworth Girls’ School, a large secondary modern, also in Kingston upon Thames.

Rumbold was Chair of Governors of Wimbledon High School, a school attended by many of the offspring of the Top Docs and other senior staff of St George’s and a Governor of More House Girls’ School in Knightsbridge. She was Chair of the Court of Governors of Mill Hill School for nine years and set up its Pre-prep School Grimsdells. Angela also Chaired the Minerva Fund for replacement of bursaries in Girls’ Day School Trust schools after the closure of the Assisted Places Scheme.

Rumbold was co-Chair of the Association of Governing Bodies of Independent Schools and Chair of the Finance and General Purposes Committee of the Independent Schools Council. She was a member of the Trust and Governing Council of the United Church Schools Trust and Chair of the United Learning Trust, an Anglican charidee and the largest sponsor of academies in the country. Angela will have had a good dusky chuckle at the complaints of clergy molesting children.

In 1987 I was friendly with someone who’s mum taught at an independent girls’ school which was attended by Angela Rumbold’s children. My friend’s mum loathed Angela Rumbold for her hypocrisy, because while Rumbold regularly lectured the parents of the nation’s children on the necessity of being involved in their schooling, Rumbold never, ever went to parents’ evenings, let alone school plays etc. It was after Rumbold knew the mum of someone who knew me – and who knew what Dafydd et al had done and continued to do to me – that Rumbold was transferred to a job as a Minister at the Home Office.

John Major appointed Rumbold as a Home Office Minister when he became PM – just as I was being forced out of my job at St George’s, when St George’s were facilitating the trafficking ring in south London which was linked to Dafydd et al in north Wales. At the same time, Tony and Sadie Francis made yet another bid to have me imprisoned, although Hempsons, the MDU solicitors, knew that they did not have the evidence for their allegations against me. Hempsons also knew that I had repeatedly reported the serious abuse of patients in north Wales. I had a long telephone conversation with Ann Ball, the Francis’s solicitor from Hempsons and I discussed the abuse of psych patients in north Wales with Ann Ball in detail. Weeks later Ann tried to have me imprisoned on the instructions of the Drs Francis. Ann sat opposite me in the Royal Courts of Justice in The Strand, knowing that I had witnessed the very, very serious abuse of patients and had written to just about every authority that I could. Years later I discovered that Ann had advised the Drs Francis not to proceed with their litigation against me. They ignored her advice and Ann represented them nonetheless.

Ann Ball. Hempsons. The MDU. These people are lawyers.

The icing on the cake? At that time, the North Wales Police were mid-way through their investigation into a possible VIP paedophile ring in north Wales/Cheshire. They concluded that there was no evidence of any such ring.

Former kids in care and psych patients in north Wales were being found dead constantly.

 

This was the Home Secretary at the time; the man who preceded Sir Paul Beresford as the MP for the constituency which housed so many people known to Patient F’s former father-in-law:

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Kenneth Baker is a lifelong member of Peter Walker’s product, the Tory Reform Group.

 

In the aftermath of a dusky chuckle following a bout of anger and revenge:

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My friend’s mum who taught Rumbold’s children also taught Jimmy Tarbuck’s daughter; I presume that would have been Lisa Tarbuck. In contrast to the Rumbolds, I was told that Mr and Mrs Tarbuck were quite devoted to their daughter and turned up at every school do concerning or involving her.

Rumbold was elected for Mitcham and Morden in 1982 when the sitting Labour MP, Bruce Douglas-Mann, defected to the SDP. Dr Death knew what was going on at St George’s and in north Wales. The whole Gang Of Four knew about Dafydd and the gang (see post ‘We’ve Been Expecting You…’). Douglas-Mann resigned as an MP and sought re-election under the SDP banner. The resulting by-election was held during the Falklands War and Rumbold won.

Bruce Douglas-Mann was MP for Mitcham and Morden, 1970-82. Douglas-Mann was born at Bexhill, Sussex, the son of a solicitor, Leslie John Douglas-Mann. Bruce Douglas-Mann was educated Upper Canada College, Toronto, Canada and following national service in the Royal Navy, read PPE at Jesus College, Oxford, 1948-51. Jesus College, Oxford has strong Welsh links and many paedophiles’ friends in Wales studied there, including the corrupt judge Huw Daniel (see previous posts). Douglas-Mann qualified as a solicitor in 1954 and served as a Councillor on Kensington Borough Council, 1962-65 and on the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea from 1964. As a solicitor Douglas-Mann specialised in trade union law and claims over industrial accidents and injuries. He also worked on obscenity cases and briefed barrister John Mortimer on the film ‘Last Tango in Paris’. Douglas-Mann was Chairman of the Society of Labour Lawyers, 1974- 80, a great many of whom did many kind turns for people involved with organised abuse (see previous posts). 

Douglas-Mann was elected MP for Kensington North in 1970, before being elected for Mitcham and Morden in Feb 1974. Douglas-Mann spoke out on the plight of refugees. In 1971, in the East Bengal (now Bangladesh) refugee crisis, he said it was “the worst tragedy the world had known” and the following year, when Idi Amin ordered the expulsion of Asians from Uganda, Douglas-Mann said that returning them would be “like sending Jews back to Hitler in the 1930s”. Douglas-Mann was involved in housing case work as a solicitor and served as Chairman of the Parliamentary Party’s Housing and Construction group throughout the second Wilson and Callaghan Gov’ts. Douglas-Mann worked strenuously with housing associations and knew inside-out the ‘renting and enforcing hell hole’ of North Kensington. Although he was elected for North Kensington in 1970, he was made Minister of State for Housing only in 1974. Following Norman St John Stevas’s introduction of the Parliamentary Select Committees in 1979, Douglas-Mann served on the PSC concerning the environment, because housing was part of its remit.

A number of politicians and lawyers who facilitated or concealed abuse were involved with housing.

 

One of the Tory Councillors for the London Borough of Merton, a neighbouring Council to Mitcham which was also served by St George’s Hospital while the trafficking ring were busy within, did very well for herself. One Theresa May. Theresa was a Merton Councillor, 1986-94, where she was Chairman of Education (1988–90) and Deputy Group Leader and Housing Spokesman (1992–94).

Do you remember a man called Donald Naismith Theresa?

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Best of luck with your Blitz on the UK’s ‘epidemic’ of Mental Health Problems Theresa! Somehow I don’t think that you’re going to have much success on that front…The mental health system is still run by those Top Docs at St George’s/Springfield who colluded with a pan-European trafficking ring. They’re on the Gov’t advisory bodies and every committee that there is. They are the Directors of Services, both in the NHS and in the private sector. They are Professors of Medicine who provide the Expert Opinions and the Independent Reports. They sit on the Boards of the drug companies and they run NICE. They tell you what to do and you cannot stop them can you, because they know what you ignored when you were a Councillor in Merton…

 

Thatch’s stated desire to destroy the union movement but leaving those unions which served the most powerful professions who were abusing their positions untouched was far from the only irony of her regime. Thatch stated in the 1980s that ‘we must get rid of the social worker’. Someone will have explained to her that if she did that the supply of kiddies for the Westminster Paedophile Ring would come to a halt. More importantly, if social workers felt like biting back there could be some very embarrassing leaks. I used to wonder why, during the late 1980s and the 1990s, so many MPs had previously been social workers. I know the answer to that now. MPs in a previous era were aristocrats and gentlemen. Then under Thatch the House filled up with businessmen, often rather spiv-like ones. Under Miranda the place became choc full of ‘radical lawyers’ and social workers…

One of the many paradoxes of Thatcher’s administrations, which had been sold to the public on their ability to apply the principles of a grocer’s shop and housewifely thrift to the national economy, was that far from implementing Tory Cuts, public spending rocketed. The 1980s punch-up over rate capping was bugger all to do with reigning in public spending, it was about aiming fire at the Labour Councils. It was Heseltine, in his role as Thatch’s first Environment Secretary, who targeted spending by Councils. I have recently accessed data detailing the spending of Councils during the early 1980s. So details of the spending of those Councils was available to Thatcher’s Gov’t and to Heseltine. Didn’t Tarzan notice how much money certain Councils were spending sending children in care to children’s homes and residential schools in north Wales? Millions and millions and millions of pounds. Bit odd don’t you think Tarzan? Yet you never said a word about it in public, even during the great Rate Capping Rows. Furthermore, it was the Loony Left Councils whom you hated who were the culprits.

The Tories 1983 manifesto committed to abolish the GLC and the Greater Manchester, Merseyside, West Midlands, Tyne and Wear Councils. On the basis of their ‘profligacy’. Not on the basis that they were all spending a bomb filling the bank accounts of a gang of paedophiles in particular. They certainly were profligate but that profligacy would have ended overnight if the Tories themselves had not been concealing what was happening in north Wales. Two other profligate Councils which the Tories identified in the early 1980s were West Yorkshire and South Yorkshire. Anyone for organised abuse with Thatcher’s mate Jimmy Savile at the centre of it?

 

When young black men rioted in the inner cities in the early 1980s, Thatch made some wonderful comments about their ‘animal spirits’. There were certainly plenty of animals about, but they weren’t rioting in the streets.

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As the Mental Health Crisis deepens, Theresa has announced the appointment of a Minister for Suicide Prevention. Someone might as well give Princess Middleton the job. She knows as little about it all as the Gov’t and she’s been to exactly the same Summits and Conferences as the Gov’t Ministers, but at least Princess Middleton can go along and have a cup of char with the Empowered Service Users and it’ll be a nice morning for them; they won’t hate her like they do politicians who have for years systematically ignored their complaints of abuse at the hands of the mental health services. It’s Stigma that is the problem! Particularly with Men Who Bottle It Up And Won’t Share.

There was a suicidal patient at the Hergest Unit – a man – who had begged and begged For Help and for someone to Talk to him about how bad he was feeling. No staff would Talk to him; I watched them actively walk away. After God knows how long of this, he staged a dirty protest in his room. It was grim, he covered himself and the walls with turds. As the staff screamed at him ‘why have you done this?’ he yelled back ‘because none of you will talk to me, so I have done something which will force you to talk to me.’ Tony Francis finally paid him a visit and told the patient that if he ever did that again, the NHS would refuse to treat him. That man has spent the last 15 years repeatedly trying to kill himself. Some five years ago, his lawyer finally extracted his records from the NHS. He showed them to me. Back in the early 1990s, Tony Francis had written the most extraordinary letters about him to other Top Docs – this was before the Dirty Protest – stating that he would never treat this patient, no matter how ill he became and no-one would ever be able to make Francis treat him because Francis was exercising his Clinical Freedom. Furthermore, Francis strongly recommended that no other Top Doc should treat this man. Indeed they didn’t, the patient ended up going abroad for treatment. The man in question was well-known in the climbing fraternity of north Wales and was actually very well-liked. He had been in Gwynedd since 1979. Before that he had worked as a trainee social worker and then as a youth leader in north London. He knew about the abuse of kids and vulnerable people in Islington and Haringey and he knew Little Nell Hodge and the Radical Lawyers. He had made the mistake of telling people in north Wales that he had witnessed the lot.

‘Let’s Share Shall We? You Share First.’

Marjorie

 

A UK network facilitating organised abuse involving every Top Doctors’ body and social services organisation in Great Britain. The Final Solution was to deny whistleblowers all healthcare for all conditions. It happened to me and it happened to the man who witnessed the crimes of Little Nell et al. Everyone knew that it was happening. No-one warned us. We were positively encouraged to Share with Top Doctors who wanted us dead. When we flatly refused to see loonies like Dafydd, Top Docs like Tony Francis were wheeled out and whenever we raised our concerns, we would be reassured by everyone that Tony was just having a bad day, or he was in pain or ill and he didn’t mean to have us arrested/put us in danger at all.

Now just let’s see how Theresa will provide a mental health service with that lot in charge.

 

It was reported yesterday that four Lords who are all former N Ireland Secretaries of State have raised concerns about the ‘waste of money’ that will be happen if historical prosecutions of offenders in N Ireland go ahead. The Concerned Lords are Lords Hain, Reid, Murphy and King.

Lord King has a great many questions to answer, as does Lord Murphy. Lord King, is your Lady wife Jane still making one sausage roll last all evening lest she ends up looking like a Somerset farmer’s wife, as was her fear at the Tory party buffets in Bridgwater in the 1970s? I was only 10 yrs old at the time but even I thought that it was bloody ridiculous. Furthermore, will you tell us the truth about the young Irish students who were jailed in 1988 for not actually doing anything to you at all, but who just happened to be camping across the fields from your palatial residence? Planning to murder you? There was no evidence. The mum of one of those jailed was a psychiatrist, so will have known about the gore, about shoot to kill and probably about Kincora as well. Why have ALL references to the trial and convictions of those young people disappeared from the internet?

Tom King – a mediocrity at Thatch’s side throughout the antics of Dafydd and the Paedophiles…

Lord Murphy is a Bachelor who has not been blessed with children. Lord Murphy was far too busy with matters theological, being a devout Roman Catholic. It was Lord Murphy who took receipt of the Waterhouse Report, in his capacity as Secretary of State for Wales and told the world that he was very glad that the abuse of children in north Wales had now been transparently extensively investigated and that there Has Been No Cover-Up.

I too have reservations about historical prosecutions, but if we’re talking waste of money, I’ll remind Lord Murphy the Bachelor that the Waterhouse Inquiry cost £13 million quid. Then there were the millions which Councils paid to send kids to children’s homes in north Wales and the salaries of all those highly paid professional people who facilitated the trafficking gang in north Wales and elsewhere…the cost of keeping the victims in prisons and in hospitals… Historical prosecutions will be just another drop in the ocean Lord Murphy.

Tell you what King and Murphy, if you’re worried about the dosh – God knows you’ve wasted enough of it screwing everybody over – just agree to one last investment. Excavate the grounds of the North Wales Hospital Denbigh, recover the bodies of the victims who are buried out there and date the remains and if possible identify them. Because people were murdered out there as recently as the 1980s. When you’ve done that, no-one will ever be able to do the We Didn’t Know bit. Because you all knew. All of you. We told you what was happening so people then tried to kill us as well.

10,000 documents King and Murphy. I’ve only been blogging on the basis of the Top Docs and lawyers documents so far. I still have all the records compiled by Angels, I have stacks of pharmacy records and there are many, many more names on those records of middle layer people whom  I have not yet had time to research; I will do that though, because by now they will be Top Layer people. There is only one of me doing this, but there are a lot of people reading this blog and they have their own various lines of inquiry and are following up names that I might not have realised the significance of… It’s what I’m putting it all up online for, there is no way that I will be able to extensively research everyone, but in true Group Therapy style, I’m Happy To Share! Particularly because I know how many lives have been ruined by this lot.

 

As far as the animals are concerned, as MP Nigel Evans’s friend said when the excessive behaviour of Nigel and others became public during Nigel’s 2013 trial for serial sexual assaults on young men, it is just Crazy Crazy Westminster. Remind me never to take a job as a Parliamentary researcher, I don’t want to wake up in the middle of the night only to find myself being anally raped by my boss.

 

We Didn’t Know.’

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Readers will know from my post ‘Dr Victoria Winckler Threatens To Sue Dr Sally Baker’ that Victoria Winkler, the Director of the Bevan Foundation, a ‘social justice organisation’, has recently sent me a highly irregular letter from her solicitors, Harding Evans, which alleges that I have made a number of allegations about a number of people in this blog which I have not in fact made. Someone had also unlawfully accessed a database which contained the personal information of two friends of mine in order to find a contact address for me which they then gave to Harding Evans.

A number of readers left comments after that post with information and advice and a few more people have e mailed me privately with further information and advice. People also supplied a bit of background on the Bevan Foundation, which was established in 2001 by a number of Labour politicians, in the immediate aftermath of the Waterhouse Report. Since then, there has been much internal scrapping at the Bevan Foundation with little things hitting each other and resignations. Victoria however has been CEO since 2002. The Bevan Foundation is £66k in debt.

Many people have passed through the Bevan Foundation on their travels – including the Usual Suspects – far too many to cover in detail on this blog, but I did think that it would be worth blogging further about a few of the more high profile people.

 

A reader helpfully sent me a link to information provided by the Bevan Foundation about themselves. It states that ‘The Bevan Foundation develops ideas that change Wales and improve people’s lives‘ and that ‘the inaugural Bevan Prize for Health and Well-being‘ was awarded ‘in Westminster to celebrate one individual and organisation who have made an outstanding contribution to health and well-being in their field in the past year (1st January 2012-31st December 2012). The presentation event, held in the Attlee Room at Portcullis House, was hosted by Dr Hywel Francis MP, attracted around 90 guests from across England and Wales, and included nominees, nominators, MPs, peers and other interested parties. Prizes were awarded by Baroness Ilora Finlay of Llandaff, Christina McAnea, Head of Health at UNISON and Jaselle Williams, Trustee of the Bevan Foundation and Secretary of the Aneurin Bevan Society, representing the judges…Our Director is Dr Victoria Winckler, who has more than 30 years experience in public policy in the public, private and third sectors. She is supported by a small staff team.’

Dr Hywel Francis was one of the founders of the Bevan Foundation who later resigned among the hissy fitting. Hywel Francis was the Labour MP for  Aberavon, 2001-15. He was preceded in the seat by Lord John Morris, corrupt barrister; Secretary of State for Wales, 1974-79, under Harold Wilson and then Jim Callaghan; and Attorney General for England and Wales, as well as for N Ireland, 1997-99, under Miranda. John Morris was one of those who provided much protection for Dafydd and his gang as well as old favourites like George Thomas (see previous posts).

Hywel Francis was succeeded as MP for Aberavon by the Windbag’s son, who is so famously committed to Wales that he grew up in London, went to Queen’s College, Cambridge University and then to the College of Europe in Bruges; lived in Brussels, Russia, Sierra Leone, Geneva and then London again. Windbag junior describes himself as coming from a ‘Labour and Trade Union family’. Well what with having two parents in the European Parliament and the House of Lords and being married to the Prime Minister of Denmark, how else would he describe himself?

Hywel Francis studied at what is now Swansea University, an institution pretty much run by Rhodri Morgan’s friends and relations. Highlights of Hywel’s political career included a stint as SPAD for Paul Murphy, Secretary of State for Wales, who in that capacity took receipt of the Waterhouse Report in 2000. Murphy stated that he was delighted that the North Wales Child Abuse Scandal had now been extensively and transparently investigated, that there was no VIP paedophile ring in north Wales concealed by those in High Places and would everybody now please shut up about it all, even though nothing very much happened to anyone anyway.

Paul Murphy is someone who knows a great deal about the paedophile ring which never existed, having succeeded Leo Abse as Labour MP for Torfaen. Leo Abse was a crooked and very unpleasant lawyer who concealed the sex offences of George Thomas and Dafydd’s gang in north Wales (see previous posts); Paul Murphy was a Councillor in Torfaen when old Abse was threatening and paying off complainants. Paul Murphy also served as Secretary of State for N Ireland, 2002-05, so he knows all about the Kincora Boys’ Home and the elite paedophile ring with links to the rings in north Wales and other places on mainland Britain which operated at Kincora. Murphy was Secretary of State for Wales, 1999-02 and 2008-09 and Secretary of State for N Ireland, 2002-05. Just to reassure readers that trusted hands are on the tiller, Murphy was Chairperson of the Intelligence and Security Committee, 2005-08. I can only hope that the spies didn’t actually tell him what they were getting up to, the information might well have been misused. Particularly as Murphy’s tenure straddled both Miranda’s and Gordon’s time as PM.

Paul Murphy is a devout Roman Catholic who has never married or been blessed with children.

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See previous posts for more information on Paul Murphy.

 

Hywel Francis’s dad was Dai Francis, who led the South Wales NUM throughout the years of industrial unrest in the 1970s. Like his dad, Hywel was a member of the Communist Party of Great Britain. So Hywel and Dai knew all those other members of the CP of GB who knew about George Thomas, Dafydd’s gang etc, including those English radicals/intellectuals who spent their summers in Llanfrothen/Croesor and had the best gen of all re Dafydd and Gwynne the lobotomist, including the gen on Bertrand Russell. See previous posts, including ‘The Village’.

Hywel Francis worked at University of Wales Swansea (now Swansea University) as a Professor in Adult Continuing Education prior to being elected to the Commons in 2001. At the University of Wales, he founded the South Wales Miners’ Library. Francis also was the chair of the Wales Congress in Support of Mining Communities. He is a Welsh speaker and has been a member of the Gorsedd of the Bards, along with so many mates of Dafydd’s, since 1986. Hywel Francis is Honorary Parliamentary Patron of the adult learners’ body, NIACE (National Institute of Adult Continuing Education). He is a Trustee of the Paul Robeson Trust and the President of the South Wales Miners’ Museum.

Hywel Francis co-authored ‘The Fed: A History of the South Wales Miners in the Twentieth Century’ (1980) with Dai Smith. Dai is the dad of Owen ‘Oily’ Smith, Labour MP for Pontypridd. Before Oily was elected to the Commons, he worked for the BBC as a journo, while his dad Dai had a senior role at the BBC. Then Oily worked as a SPAD for Paul Murphy and after that as a lobbyist/senior marketing manager for Pfizer. Dai Smith has held a number of academic posts, including Chairs at Cardiff and Swansea Universities and he was PVC at the University of Glamorgan.

 

Hywel Francis really maxes out on being all working class and Miners and Communists and Duw It’s Hard, but what Hywel really enjoys doing is writing articles for ‘The Guardian’ and ingratiating himself to the Top Doctors. Hywel has been Vice-President of Carers UK, but has been strangely silent on how carers have really been shafted and sold down the river by the Top Docs. In 2014 Hywel Francis became Chair of Byw Nawr, an organisation set up by the Dying Matters Coalition.

Dr Hywel Francis knows as well as I do how bloody unscrupulous the Top Docs are and the gross abuses which are taking place, but you won’t hear a word from him about it. Hywel has suggested that Wales could have a Carers’ Commissioner that could be based on the Children’s Commissioner. Hywel hasn’t mentioned that every Children’s Commissioner for Wales has been a senior social worker and at least two of them worked alongside paedophile/trafficking gangs earlier in their careers (see post ‘Yet More Inglorious Bastards’). The daughter of one of the Angels from the North Wales Hospital Denbigh who manned Dafydd’s Dungeon for years was a senior social worker in the Office of the Children’s Commissioner for Wales.

 

The Horny Handed Son Of The Soil, giving yet another media interview, perhaps just before he pens his column for ‘The Guardian’:

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Here’s Baroness Ilora Finlay, one of those who awarded the prizes at the Bevan Foundation’s do in Parliament House:

Ilora Gillian Finlay, Baroness Finlay of Llandaff, is a Top Doctor who sits as an Independent crossbencher in the Lords. Born the only daughter of Professor Charles Beaumont Benoy Downman, Ilora married Andrew Yule Finlay in 1972, with whom she has two children.

The Baroness is a past President of the Royal Society of Medicine and Professor of Palliative Medicine at Cardiff University. Finlay is a consultant at the Velindre Cancer Centre in Cardiff.

The Baroness is a Vice President of Marie Curie, Patron of The Trussell Trust’s foodbank network in Wales and of the Motor Neurone Disease Association. She is also Patron of Student Volunteering Cardiff. Ilora Finlay was a Founding Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales and is a Member of its inaugural Council. The Learned Society of Wales is a real laugh, it is a group of rather pompous people who identify as being Cultured and Welsh who got together and made each other members of their Learned Society. My post ‘A Bit More Paleontology’ names many of the members of the Learned Society of Wales. Ilora Finlay is Patron of the charidee Students for Kids’ International Projects.

In March 2015, Finlay was awarded the Grassroot Diplomat Initiative for her vigorous championing of improving the care of dying patients.

Baroness Finlay is a Top Doctor and has been for her entire career. The fact that so many people still have such dreadful experiences when dying is entirely the fault of the Baroness and her colleagues. The conditions for a peaceful, pain-free death achievable by most people have been known for many years. There are a few people who get clobbered with conditions where pain relief and other matters do make a peaceful death tricky, but not many of them. The problem is that as with so many things Top Doctors, no-one bothers to do what they know is necessary and every account from a distraught bereaved relative is met with ‘How very dare you? We are the NHS and everyone knows that we are Selfless, Low Paid and Worked To Exhaustion.’ Thus nothing ever changes.

The Baroness picked up her peerage in 2001, the year after the Waterhouse Report. Well, she was/is a leading light at Cardiff University’s School of Medicine, in which virtually every Top Doctor was concealing the sex offending of George Thomas and the crimes of Dafydd and the gang.

 

So who is the President of the Bevan Foundation? It is the Windbag of course, someone else who knew all about George Thomas, Dafydd and the gang and much, much more. The Windbag who knew Dafydd’s mate Dr Tony Francis when they were at Cardiff University and who is married to Glenys, the school teacher from Holyhead, whose parents were active in the Labour Party, parents who concealed the crimes of Dafydd’s gang in a previous era and were friends with the likes of Lord Cledwyn, who was Bigger and Better at concealing the same crimes (see post ‘The Cradle Of Filth’).

One famous example of the Windbag’s oratory (ie. drunken ranting) was that speech he made just before the 1987 General Election, which included the following: ‘Why am I the first Kinnock in a thousand generations to be able to get to university? Why is Glenys the first woman in her family in a thousand generations to be able to get to university?’

Well Windbag, I was the first person in my family ‘in a thousand generations’ to go to university and unlike you I got a good degree, but when you were making that speech, your mate Tony Francis and his colleagues were in the midst of formulating that elaborate well co-ordinated plan with David Ewart of the Mental Health Act Commission, Risley Remand Centre and Clwyd Health Authority, to have me framed and imprisoned for a serious crime (see previous posts), because I was the first in my family for a thousand generations to have tripped over the branch of the Westminster Paedophile Ring which your mate Francis, along with Dafydd et al, was facilitating in north Wales…

So why is Stephen Kinnock the next Kinnock of that thousand generations who has not become Labour PM, no matter how hard he and his parents have tried?

Perhaps because we have all had quite enough of the famille Windbag, their hypocrisy, troughing and massive sense of entitlement…

The Son and Heir:

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Of course he has to be given a safe Labour seat! Ooh I hear that Hywel will be retiring soon…

 

As of June 2015, the Chair of the Bevan Foundation was Vivienne Sugar. Sugar was appointed Chair of the Welsh Consumer Council in 2003 and then of Consumer Focus Wales in Jan 2008, where she remained until April 2014 when the UK Government transferred its functions to the CAB, the CAB being one of the domains of Lucille Hughes. Consumer Focus (now known as Consumer Futures) was an executive non-departmental public body of the Dept of Business, Innovation and Skills and represented consumers across regulated markets. The Secretary of State for the Dept of BIS, 2009-10 and its predecessor, the Dept of Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, 2008-09, was Mandy.

I have mentioned in previous posts that one of Mandy’s civil servants and right hand women was a local star from Anglesey, the daughter of Ron Evans. Ron was the crooked lawyer who worked for Gwynedd County Council and was the Brains behind the attempts to imprison me on the basis of the perjury of the Arfon Community Mental Health Team (see post ‘Some Big Legal Names Enter The Arena’). Documents in my possession demonstrate that Ron was acting on the orders of Lucille Hughes. Ron was also offering his services to Gwynedd Health Authority and when that body became Gwynedd Community NHS Trust in respect of their attempts to imprison me, although Ron was employed by Gwynedd County Council not the NHS.

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Mandy spent many years trying in vain to transform the Windbag into a PM. It was during those years that Ron Evans repeatedly tried to have me stitched up and imprisoned. Mandy is a former Lambeth Councillor, Lambeth being a Borough who’s children’s homes were infiltrated by a paedophile gang with links to Dafydd and Lucille’s gang in north Wales. Children in the care of Lambeth were sent to children’s homes in north Wales.

 

Vivienne Sugar was born in Gorseinon, Swansea and studied at Leeds University. She held positions at Newport Borough Council and Cardiff City Council; Sugar was Director of Housing in both Councils. In 1995 Sugar was appointed Chief Executive to the City and County of Swansea, where she remained until 2003.

So not only was Vivienne in the thick of the scoundrels in Newport Borough and Cardiff City Councils, but she presided over Swansea during those years when the enormous problems in the Social Services in Swansea were, as usual, ignored, concealed and denied, until the explosion which followed the murder of the baby Aaron Gilbert in 2005, by which time Vivienne Sugar had scarpered from the wreckage. The Inquiry and investigations that followed Aaron’s death confirmed what many people had known for years, that Swansea Social Services were negligent fuckwits who had no idea what they were doing. Aaron’s murder was one of those cases of ‘Christ, however was any of this allowed to happen?’ There was a bit of a scrap after Aaron’s death, because someone from Swansea Social Services was actually sacked. However, they bravely fought back in a way that only a health and welfare professional caught out after the death of a Service User can and they were subsequently reinstated. I also seem to remember that the progress up the ladder of a senior person involved was temporarily halted, but after a short interval, once the media had lost interest in the scandal, they were promoted to an even more senior position.

It was however all a bit embarrassing for Swansea Social Services, who pioneered the excuse of ‘it wasn’t social workers who killed Aaron’ accompanied by comments that there ‘will always be’ ‘wicked’ and ‘evil’ people who murder children and the people responsible for Aaron’s death were now in prison. Which indeed they were. They were two troubled young people who had been in the ‘care’ of the ‘services’ themselves, who could not look after Aaron but had been left to stew nonetheless. It was revealed that the neighbours had been deeply concerned about the welfare of Aaron and one of them had rung Swansea Social Services and told them that he was being neglected. Unfortunately because the neighbour concerned told the Social Services that Aaron’s mum was behaving like a tart and was hanging around with junkies, Swansea Social Services refused to act on the information as a result of the ‘inappropriate’ and ‘judgemental’ language used by the caller. So when Aaron was murdered by the casual addict boyfriend of his mum, Swansea simply denounced the tart and the addict as ‘evil’, being so non-judgemental themselves.

The tart herself had not played any part in the murder of her baby, but she was jailed for the newly-created crime of ‘familial homicide’; it was the first such prosecution in Wales, on the grounds that the tart had ‘allowed’ the crime to happen. She had not conducted herself in a particularly sensible manner, but she was 21, had grown up in care and was terrified of the man who did kill her baby. She was not in the house when her boyfriend killed Aaron.

‘Familial homicide’ was introduced in the Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act 2004 to deal with parents who keep silent or blame each other for fatal injuries involving children. I am waiting for similar legislation to be passed with regard to all those well-paid professional people who have kept quiet about the abuse of vulnerable people in Wales and elsewhere.

After Aaron’s mother and her boyfriend were jailed, NSPCC Cymru/Wales Director, Greta Thomas, said ‘Without this new law it is likely that Rebecca Lewis and Andrew Lloyd would have joined a long list of couples who have been acquitted or not even brought to trial for murdering a child.’

NSPCC Cymru – and the wider NSPCC – were among many who knew about the North Wales Child Abuse Scandal and other gangs carrying out organised abuse but who remained silent, even when their own staff were involved in the abuse. It was the NSPCC who established the Helpline to ‘support’ those who gave evidence at the trials of some of the few who were prosecuted for abuse in north Wales. Very few people would agree to give evidence because they feared reprisals. The managers of the Helpline were former social workers in north Wales who were colleagues of the abusers. One of the few people who dared avail themselves of the support provided by the Helpline was found dead. The NSPCC stated in response that they had followed policy and were fully covered by their insurance. See previous posts.

 

A few other Social Service Dept’s have taken a leaf out of Swansea’s book since Aaron’s death and after monumental cock-ups they have simply observed that it wasn’t the social workers wot did it. Er no, the social workers weren’t the ones who actually bludgeoned the victims to death, but lest anyone has taken their eye off the ball, I will remind everyone that Social Services Depts were established and are run – at the cost of many millions – to prevent such events happening. That is why the senior managers are paid high salaries, why everyone in the Dept is actually employed and why legislation is in place which gives them enormous power over birth parents, foster and adoptive parents and other family members/carers. If they are simply going to wash their hands of everything entirely, let’s just sack the lot of them, shut the Social Services down and save the taxpayer a great deal of money. At the same time, we can close the police force down because it is after all the robbers wot do it not the police and shut down the schools, because it’s the kids who fail their exams, not the teachers. Why not just destroy the whole of society Swansea Social Services, after all it’s not working very effectively is it?

‘Our Director is Dr Victoria Winckler, who has more than 30 years experience in public policy in the public, private and third sectors. She is supported by a small staff team.’

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In 2005 – Aaron Gilbert was murdered in May 2005 – Vivienne Sugar was appointed as Wales Adviser to the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and also became Pro-Chancellor of Swansea University, a position that she held until 2012. The Bevan Foundation has commissioned the JRF to carry out work. Another person who has had a go at being Wales Adviser to the JRF is Michael Trickey. Trickey is married to Jane Hutt, who is the Labour AM for the Vale of Glamorgan. Jane is a former social worker who founded Welsh Wimmin’s Aid and was the Welsh Gov’t Minister for Health and Social Services as the disaster which led to Aaron Gilbert’s death unfolded. Having been such a roaring success in that post, Rhodri then gave Hutt the job of Minister for Assembly Business and appointed her Chief Whip. In July 2007 Rhodri made Jane Minister for Children, Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills, where she cluttered up the corridors until Dec 2009. As havoc prevailed at Bangor University…

 

I was told by a friend who is an academic in Bradford that the JRF are well-known for only funding research bids submitted by people whom are already favoured by them. A professional bid writer at a Russell Group university told my friend that if one is not already in the inner circle of the JRF, it is not worth submitting any bids to them, no matter what the JRF are requesting. The only way that academics extract funding out of the JRF is by making friends with them and joining the club. A look at those who do receive funding from the JRF is instructive. They do indeed seem to favour certain people, particularly Professor Danny Dorling, the JRF really loves Danny. Danny writes much about poverty and exclusion and he does his stats and analyses, but one area that Danny does not touch is the neglect and abuse of vulnerable people by the welfare services themselves. Never mind, it’s been enough to transport him from Sheffield University to Oxford University.

 

Until December 2013 Vivienne Sugar was Chair of the National Regeneration Panel advising the Welsh Government. Vivienne is a consultant to Local Government and a member of the Council of the Property Ombudsman. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Housing.

Here’s Viv picking up an honorary Doctor of Law degree from Swansea University in 2013, the year after she finished being their Pro-Chancellor:

 

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In the spiel on Swansea University’s website, it is explained that during Viv’s tenure as Pro-Chancellor, the University ‘experienced one of the most dramatic periods of growth and transformation in its history, including the realisation of plans for the construction of the University’s new Science and Innovation Campus’. A great many of Those In The Dark such as I wondered how the scandal ridden troubled wreckage of an institution which was Swansea University managed to persuade the Welsh Gov’t to stump up for that Science and Innovation Campus. I presumed that it had something to do with Rhodri Morgan, because Rhodri Morgan’s friends and relations virtually run Swansea University (see post ‘A Bit More Paleontology’), but the presence of Viv, an insider throughout the decades of corruption in the rotten Councils of south Wales, won’t have done Swansea University any harm at all.

When Viv was given her honorary degree she commented that ‘I have been particularly pleased to be involved in developing the student experience’. The students at Swansea were so impressed with their student experience that after the wrecking ball which is Professor Hilary Lappin-Scott almost single-handedly destroyed the Business School at Swansea, the students held a demo, explaining to the media that the allegations of nepotism and dreadful behaviour on the part of Hilary and the senior staff in the Business School had brought the University into such disrepute that their degrees had been devalued.

Those of us who were employed at Bangor University some years ago also enjoyed the Hilary Satan-Scott Experience. Hilary, was for a brief, terrible time, the PVC for Research at Bangor University. The damage that she did was seriously impressive. A minor crime of Hilary’s was to e mail me and tell me that she had a special interest in Wimmin should I wish to support her. I had already become aware of Hilary’s shameless lies and ruthless bullying in the direction of other members of staff so I sent Hilary an e mail politely saying that I had not experienced discrimination at Bangor on the basis of my gender and that being a woman without children I didn’t see any reason why I should be afforded any special privileges or indeed have anyone taking a particular interest in me because I was a Woman. Weeks later, the University refused to pay my fieldwork expenses -which they were legally obliged to pay – amounting to several hundred quid. I discovered that Satan-Scott had e mailed the finance dept refusing to sign the payment off. No reason, she just wasn’t going to do it. I had no money for petrol or groceries. My mates lent me dosh to tide me over and after communications with Satan-Scott proved fruitless, I went to see the VC who facilitated the payment of my expenses.

Shortly after that, Satan-Scott and Professor Fergus Lowe attempted to close down five Depts at Bangor University, one of them being the one in which I worked. One member of staff from one of the Depts earmarked for closure committed suicide. Satan-Scott’s plans to close down most of the University were stopped because the VC announced his retirement on the day that Satan-Scott and Fungus attempted to force the plans through. Satan-Scott tried to go ahead nonetheless but was prevented for doing so by the University Council…

Meanwhile, the grapevine let us know that while Satan-Scott was employed at Bangor, she was hobnobbing with her former colleagues at Exeter University, telling them all how shite we were and that the VC was a ‘rat leaving a sinking ship’ no less.

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Fans of ‘The Wind In The Willows’ will remember that the story’s main antagonists are the weasels, ferrets and stoats, who plan to chuck the boss out and take over. Their leader is unidentified, but referred to as Chief Weasel.

The late Professor Fungus Lowe, in the days when he was still in possession of hair:

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Fungus’s mistress, Professor Pauline Horne:

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When Fungus died in 2014, his acolytes from the School of Psychology wrote a wonderful obituary for him in which they claimed that as a young graduate from Dublin in the early 1970s, Fungus couldn’t decide whether to become a Film Director or a Psychologist, but he decided on Psychology and made his way to UCNW at Bangor to begin his PhD (see post ‘Feet In Chains’). When Fungus registered for that PhD, the Psychology Dept in Bangor was a derelict house containing a very small number of Dafydd’s mates, who did what Dafydd told them and facilitated the paedophile/trafficking gang, assisted by the rest of UCNW. I do not for one minute believe that Fungus waved goodbye to Hollywood to join Dafydd. Perhaps Pauline, someone else who inexplicably decided that her future lay as a psychologist and went up to UCNW to join old Fungus after she had been working as a biomedical researcher in the London hospitals, would like to tell us the real reason why the sociopath Fungus rocked up in Bangor to work with a paedophile gang?

 

A No Brainer Pauline?

This:

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Born Steven Allan Spielberg
December 18, 1946 
Alma mater California State University, Long Beach
Occupation Filmmaker
Years active 1969–present
Net worth US$3.7 billion (2018)

 

Spielberg gained notoriety through his work as the Director for Jaws (1975), which was critically and commercially successful, and is considered the first summer blockbuster. His subsequent releases focused typically on science fiction and adventure films, but Spielberg transitioned into displaying humanistic issues in his later work, such as Bridge of Spies (2015).  

Or This:

Dafydd

Dr Dafydd Alun Jones

 

Born: When the human race was still nitrogen in the atmosphere

Alma mater: University of Liverpool

Occupation: Europe’s Leading Forensic Psychiatrist (as declared in the Bangor and Anglesey Mail circa 1994

Years active: The Pre-Cambrian until the present

Net worth: US$ 3.7 billion (2018)

 

Pauline: If I had been complicit with the sort of wrongdoing that you and Fungus have been, I would want a bloody site more in return than a job as a psychologist at Bangor University… So how come Dafydd remained as the whip hand?

 

Hilary Satan-Scott parted company with Bangor University shortly her failure to close the place down. By the end, she was inflicting so much damage upon the institution that there were serious discussions regarding the possibility that she was being paid by someone to damage the University. Bangor University and the VC were most definitely under attack from the paedophiles’ friends at the time (see eg. posts ‘Badlands’ and ‘A Discovery Of Witches’), but whether Satan-Scott was a gift from them or just a fuckwit I don’t know.

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When Satan-Scott finally departed the parish, it was rumoured that she had been sacked and escorted off the premises by security, but no-one leaked any information, not even Professor Colin Baker aka The Sieve, so we all remained in the dark, save for a brief e mail from the Registrar telling us all that the nightmare was over and no more would be said about the matter.

My most bizarre Satan-Scott Experience occurred when Duncan Tanner, the former Director of Research at Bangor University, died. Because Hilary was such a nightmare, a lot of the staff, including me, were going to Duncan for advice and mentoring. Duncan was a Welsh Labour modern historian and some of the work that I was doing overlapped with his field, so we began working together. One day I arrived at work and I saw Hilary heading towards me. Because I thought that I would just be berated with more fuckwittery about Wimmin, I tried to escape, but Hilary  caught up with me and opened the conversation with ‘Eee you knew Duncan very well didn’t you? You were working together weren’t you? Well ‘e’s dead. ‘Is ‘eart I understand. Ee, very sad.’ And then she buggered off.

I was gobsmacked, so I went to my office. It was still before 8 am, so the only people whom I could ring to check out this story were my friends but none of them knew whether Duncan had died. One of them observed ‘well surely even Hilary isn’t such a psycho that she’d have told you that Duncan was dead when he’s not’. I found out within the next hour that Duncan had indeed died, just hours before, at Ysbyty Gwynedd. Duncan was only 51 and he died during a minor, routine operation which should never have led to his death. But that’s Ysbyty fucking Gwynedd for you and no doubt the truth will never be told about that death.

Shortly after Duncan’s death, ‘The Daily Post’ ran a fictitious Good News story about the miracles which had been performed on a patient who had died and come back to life repeatedly no less while in the care of one of Ysbyty Gwynedd’s cardiologists. I knew the Lazarus who was at the centre of the story. Some years previously I had caught her stealing from an older lady whom I used to lodge with and her alcoholic husband had been offering to provide ‘sex education’ for the young adult daughter of the older lady, a young woman who had learning disabilities and mental health problems. When I challenged Lazarus and the alkie about their conduct, they rang the relatives of the older lady and her daughter and told them that a Dangerous Mental Patient had moved in with them. The Arfon Community Mental Health Team were delighted to confirm to the relatives that indeed I was Dangerous, so Dangerous that they would refuse to visit the older lady and her daughter – who were both ‘clients’ of the Arfon Team – if I remained in the house. I moved out to give everyone a quiet life.

I raised my concerns about that offer of ‘sex education’ but I was ignored.

The older lady, when she was younger, had a child forcibly and unlawfully removed from her at birth by the combined forces of Dafydd, St David’s Laundry in Bangor and her mother, whom she did not get on with. She old lady’s ‘difficult’ behaviour was manifested by her refusing to shut up about the baby whom had been abducted. She told me that she had called him Martin and all that she knew about him was that he had been given to a couple in Cheshire. Her one wish was to trace him before she died but no-one would help her. She was found dead in her house near Caernarfon during the period of time between 2002 and 2003 when the Hergest Unit were trying to frame me for ‘threatening to kill Alun Davies’. My post ‘Oliver!’ and the comments which follow it explain that Davies made eight or nine phone calls to the police demanding that they arrest and charge me while he was in a meeting at the Welsh Assembly with Jane Hutt and her officials. At the time, I was sitting in a locked ward in the Hergest Unit, injured, having been denied contact with the police to report the assault on me by four Angels, which had resulted in the injury.

Documents now in my possession show that at the same time, Dr Sadie Francis also made a number of claims that I had threatened her and that she was too frightened to come near me. Other documents written at the same time – by Sadie – confirm that I had not threatened Sadie and no, she was not frightened of me. It appears that Sadie had only made such statements in an attempt to assist the cause of Alun Davies and Dr Tony Roberts, a Hergest Unit psychiatrist who had previously worked with Dafydd at the North Wales Hospital Denbigh, who were both desperate to frame me, on the grounds that I should be imprisoned for my terrible crimes.

A subsequent complaint by me to the GMC about Tony Roberts did not result in an investigation. However, a forged letter to the GMC purporting to be from me about Tony Roberts, was found in the possession of the GMC at a later date. See post ‘The General Medical Council And Yet Another Forged Document’.

 

Here are a few other middle aged men involved with the Labour Party with knowledge of skulduggery who died relatively young and unexpectedly from heart problems:

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Then of course there was Michael Carr, the Labour MP for Bootle, who died in the ‘care of’ the Walton Hospital, 57 days after he took office, after tangling with both Militant and the paedophiles’ friends. Walton Hospital was effectively run by Militant. See post ‘News From Sicily’.

 

A memorial service was held for Duncan Tanner at Bangor University, during which The Red Flag was sung. At the memorial service, a number of people insulted the VC. But then the paedophiles’ friends had insulted the VC at his own wife’s memorial service, so why are we not surprised. The person who sat behind me at Duncan’s memorial service was a local lawyer, Frances Jones, who told those sitting next to her that Bangor University was being wrecked by the VC’s strategy.

I recognised Frances Jones because just a few weeks earlier, she had joined me at Bangor Police Station when I was unlawfully arrested by Elfed Roberts, the Chair of the North West Wales NHS Trust, for having pink hair, calling his car a penismobile and because he was fed up with my complaints. Frances certainly got me out of the police station quickly and I heard no more from the police. But interestingly enough I heard no more from Frances either, although she had extracted a confession, which was recorded, from the police officer involved, a DC Steve Power, that I had been unlawfully harassed and arrested. I recognised DC Power. He was the police officer who some years before had refused to take a statement or investigate my complaint after I was assaulted by Angels in the Hergest Unit in 2002, although I had been given an appointment with DC Power for the very purpose of making a statement about the matter, having been denied contact with the police by the Angels in the immediate aftermath of the assault. See previous posts.

I was later told by a colleague that Frances Jones is the favoured lawyer for ‘the villains of Anglesey, she gets them off every time’.

Dafydd and many of his henchmen live on Anglesey.

When I took delivery of yet more of my medical records some two years ago, Frances Jones’s name was on them. In one of the cases against me brought by Gwynedd Social Services in an attempt to imprison me in the early 1990s, Frances had been the lawyer who had prepared the ‘exhibits’. The ‘exhibits’ included affidavits sworn by members of the Arfon Community Mental Health Team – two of whom had never met me – which were substantially untrue. Furthermore, documents in my possession contain information which suggests that the four perjurers of the Arfon Team had not actually seen those affidavits which they had previously ‘sworn’ and ‘signed’ when they arrived at Chester Court to give evidence against me. I know this because of the instructions provided to the Arfon perjurers in a little handwritten note written by Ron Evans, the corrupt solicitor who was employed by Gwynedd County Council. Ron told the perjurers to arrive for the case early, to make themselves known to the clerk of the court who will be expecting them and who will then ‘show them where to go’ so that they can ‘familiarise themselves’ with the affidavits. This was the court case over which Justice John Roch – later Lord Justice Roch – presided. The venue and judge were changed just before the case. I have a copy of the note written by Ron to the perjurers telling them this and giving them details of the new venue, but my barrister wasn’t told. She was sent to the wrong court and arrived very late, so didn’t have time to speak to me before the case.

However, whoever had ‘prepared’ the exhibits had told so many lies in the affidavits that the lies in each affidavit were inconsistent with the other ones. Something like 14 charges against me were thrown out. Did Roch make any comment about the industrial scale perjury? Er no. Roch instead offered the perjurers extra time to rewrite their statements to co-ordinate their lies.

See post ‘Some Big legal Names Enter The Arena’.

Frances! How can the villains of Anglesey rely on you when you couldn’t even achieve consistency with the lies in those statements? Could it possibly be because rather than being a hot shot, you are completely fucking bent?

Ron Evans knew all about the abuse of kids in north Wales, because his wife Dinah told me that he did. Dinah told me that when the investigations into the abuse of kids in north Wales began, Ron told everyone that they must never, ever say a word about it to anyone, because what had happened was so bad and so indefensible that everyone would go to prison. Dinah had no idea that I was one of the witnesses whom her husband had shafted, I only got to know her years later when I worked as a sociologist at Bangor. I got to know Dinah because she was a lecturer in the Dept of History at Bangor, having finished her PhD with Duncan Tanner. Dinah is a magistrate in north Wales!

I don’t think that Dinah was in on the skulduggery that was happening at Bangor University at the time of Duncan’s death. Years previously Ron had developed cancer and had a breakdown and the north Wales NHS being what it is, Ron was left to rot. The paedophiles’ friends will have theorised that if Ron died, it will have been one less person who knew what they all did. Dinah thought Duncan was marvellous and she was distraught when he died; she also really loathed Hilary Satan-Scott.

Dinah, you are completely out of your depth. This lot are terrible, they are still killing witnesses and they threw you and Ron to the wolves years ago.

Dinah is a neighbour of Dr Sadie Francis. After Tony Francis killed himself, Sadie told Dinah that it was my fault. Dinah didn’t realise that I was the ‘awful woman’ whom she had been told hounded poor Tony to death, but I worked out from the context that it was me…

Dinah’s colleague in the History Dept who also worked closely with Duncan is Professor Andrew Edwards. Andrew went to university as a mature student; before that Andrew was a police officer in the North Wales Police.

Duncan died in Feb 2010.

This man was PM at the time:

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In Feb 2010 Mandy, for whom Ron and Dinah’s daughter was working as a senior aide, was Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills. Universities fell under Mandy’s remit. Mandy was also at the time Lord President of the Council. One of the functions of the Lord President of the Council is that of the visitor for the constituent colleges of the University of Wales, except for Lampeter. By the time that Mandy was Lord President of the Council, Bangor had very recently waved a fond farewell to the University of Wales and was a university in its own right, Bangor University. But what with all those tentacles, I’m sure that Mandy knew a man who could.

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‘You might very well think that; I couldn’t possibly comment.’

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Two paedophiles’ friends who really loathed the VC were the leading lights in the School of Theology and Religious Studies at Bangor, Professor Densil Morgan and Dr Catrin Haf Williams. Densil and Catrin Haf had made a great nuisance of themselves for years and there were many complaints from students of vicious bullying and unfair practice on the part of Densil and Catrin; there was also a steady exodus of their students changing course and escaping to other Depts. So there was much celebrating when word got around that Densil and Catrin would be leaving Bangor.

There were constant allegations that the VC was going to close the School of Theology and a paedophiles’ friend hurled insults at him in one public meeting on this basis. However the School of Theology didn’t close, although Densil and Catrin departed – for Lampeter. I had a friend who was a theologian and he told me that Lampeter really did not want Densil and Catrin Haf because their reputation for toxicity was known throughout the UK, but Densil and Catrin Haf had done a deal with another authority somewhere (but I can’t remember which one) to relocate to Lampeter. Within a few years of Densil and Catrin arriving, many members of staff from the Theology Dept at Lampeter found themselves jobs in other universities.

Densil is a Nonconformist Minister. He comes from West Glamorganshire and was was educated at UCNW and Regents Park College, Oxford. He trained for Ministry at the North Wales Baptist College. Following ordination, Densil was settled to the Welsh Baptist group of churches centred on Penygroes in Gwynedd where he ministered for some years before moving to assist two churches on Anglesey. It was after this that Densil became a member of staff of the School of Theology and Religious Studies at Bangor. He also became Warden of the North Wales Baptist College, Bangor on the retirement of the previous Principal, the Rev’d John Rice Rowlands.

That biography suggests that Densil knows a great deal about much of the wrongdoing discussed on this blog. Densil is the man who has written the hagiographies of J.E. Daniel, a theologian and inspector of schools in north Wales. J.E. Daniel was one of the founder members of Plaid. Dafydd knew J.E. Daniel and also knows his son, Huw Daniel. See post ‘Tan yn Llyn’.

Huw Daniel is a bent judge who was a colleague of John Roch. Huw Daniel presided over the hearings after Alun Davies and the perjurers of the North West Wales NHS Trust had me arrested and charged for ‘threatening to kill Alun Davies’. The charge was withdrawn on the first day of the trial but nonetheless Huw Daniel issued a restraining order banning me from NHS properties which he knew was legally invalid. No questions were asked about the perjury by anyone. See previous posts.

 

Catrin Haf’s father is the clergyman who conducted the marriage of William and Ffion Hague. William Hague, in his capacity as Secretary of State for Wales, orchestrated the carefully rigged Waterhouse Inquiry and Ffion met William when she was working as a civil servant in the Welsh Office, when the Welsh Office was full of people concealing organised abuse in Wales and had been for decades. When Miranda became PM in 1997, he appointed Ron Davies as Secretary of State for Wales. The Ron who had been doing many interesting things that were well-known in south Wales for years, such as cottaging in public, but who was only outed in the media when he had that moment of madness on Clapham Common with a male prostitute called Boogie (see previous posts, including ‘Cottaging At Castle Gate). Ron’s (now ex) wife Christina Rees is a barrister who since 2015 has been the Labour MP for Neath and is now the Shadow Secretary of State for Wales. Who did of course know nothing at all about Ron’s Ugandan activities, even if the rest of south Wales did.

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When Ron stepped down after the much publicised encounter with Boogie, he was replaced by Alun Michael, the Labour MP for Cardiff South and Penarth and AM for Mid and West Wales. Michael was born on Anglesey, went to school in Colwyn Bay and is a former journalist, youth and community worker, magistrate and City of Cardiff Councillor, who also knew a great deal more about the abuse of vulnerable people in Wales than he ever admitted. Alun Michael subsequently became FM of Wales, but scarpered as soon as the Waterhouse Report was published (see post ‘News From Sicily’). Alun is now the Police and Crime Commissioner for South Wales.

Alun’s son Tal Michael was based in London and held a senior role in a London Borough Council until he felt the pull of hiraeth some ten years ago and landed in north Wales. Tal immediately bagged the job as Chief Exec of the North Wales Police Authority and then stood for election as the Police and Crime Commissioner for North Wales. He was unsuccessful and then tried to become the Labour AM for Ynys Mon when Dafydd’s mate Ieuan Wyn Jones stood down as the Plaid AM for Ynys Mon in 2013. Allegations of dirty tricks were made regarding the process by which Tal was selected as the Labour candidate. Tal didn’t have much luck at the polls and he now runs the CAB for Gwynedd. Lucille Hughes has been involved with the senior management of the CAB in Wales for years.

I once had the pleasure of sitting in an IWA meeting with Tal who assured me that Labour were a dead cert to win the next General Election. I told him that they wouldn’t. Tal snapped that they would, all the polling showed that they would. I told Tal that polls had got it very wrong before. Tal shot back with that was only one General Election when Thatch won unexpectedly.

Tal: Did you notice that Ed Miliband didn’t win the General Election? I know that you told everyone that he would and Ed was so sure that he would that he even promised the tossers like Tristram, Ed and Yvette Cabinet jobs, but he LOST. I told you that he would because I could see that even Labour voters were sick of what was going on. I might be an Empowered Service User Tal rather than a candidate for Police and Crime Commissioner or the Labour AM for Ynys Mon, but I don’t spend my time lording it over people so I tend to know what’s going on at ground level and my father didn’t conceal the fucking Westminster Paedophile Ring either.

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After mergers, some years ago, the University of Wales Lampeter became the University of Wales Trinity St David. Densil and Catrin Haf were not the only people who exited Bangor only to make their way to Trinity St David. The Crack of Doom aka Meri Huws, formerly a PVC at Bangor and former bedfellow of many a Welsh Gov’t Minister, including it is rumoured Rhodri The Ale Twat himself (see post ‘People With Energy’), left for the green green grass of Trinity St David after causing much destruction in north Wales. In the 1980s, Meri was a community social worker in Bangor and her patch included Ty’r Felin children’s home, in which children were physically and sexually abused and sold for sex by their social workers in north Wales and further afield, including in Dolphin Square in London (see post ‘Are You Local?’).

Nefyn Dodd, the manager of Ty’r Felin, used to boast of his friendship with Dafydd. When Meri was Head of the School of Lifelong Learning in Bangor University, that School offered ‘courses’ carried out in collaboration with Dafydd and Lucille’s Charity CAIS.

Another person who has found themselves a nice little number at Trinity St David wearing her environmentalism hat is Jane Davidson, the former AM for Pontypridd, who was the Welsh Gov’t Minister for Education and Lifelong Learning. Jane Davidson is from Birmingham and has a background in education, but by a process of which I know nothing arrived in Wales and was sufficiently well-networked with those we know and love to sit as a Cardiff City Councillor and then bag a seat in the newly created Welsh Assembly. Davidson’s time as Minister for Education was notorious for the business over ELWA.

ELWA was yet another organisation which provided a few highly paid jobs for the paedophiles’ friends and benefited no-one else to any great extent, although it swallowed a great deal of taxpayers’ cash. ELWA went under the umbrella of being a ‘learning and training’ organisation. At one point it was realised that Jane had authorised the transfer of £2 million from ELWA into the hands of another company who could not explain where the dosh had gone. Neither had Gov’t accounting procedures been followed and other irregularities had not been disclosed when requested.

The Chair of ELWA at the time was Enid Rowlands. Enid, the ‘proud north Waleian’ refused to relocate to south Wales when appointed as Chair of ELWA, nearly all of whose staff were in south Wales. The Enid who is married to Huw Vaughan Thomas, who was Chief Exec of Gwynedd County Council when the paedophile gang were busy within…

After the £2 million fiasco and the redundancy of nearly 100 staff, Enid refused to resign as Chair of ELWA. An interim Chief Exec had been appointed – Dr Peter Higson. Higson was an Executive Director of the North Wales Health Authority when one Enid Rowlands was the Chair. Dr Peter Higson is now Chairman of the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board.

For further details regarding this sordid con and the huge conflicts of interest of everyone involved, see post ‘You Know I’m No Good…’

 

I note that Jane Davidson was Minister for Education just as I began my teaching career and the paedophiles’ friends had noted that and were sending each other memos that they would have to put a stop to this…

 

Densil and Catrin Haf were famed for their poison, but even some of the more benign members of staff of the School of Theology at Bangor knew much about the wrongdoing of Dafydd et al. Eryl Davies – later Professor Eryl Davies – was when I was in my first year at UCNW, warden of the hall where I lived, Llys Tryfan. Eryl was very popular among the students because he didn’t hassle us and people used to drop in at his for a coffee. I never heard any allegations about Eryl doing things to undergrads that he should not have, but he knew all about Gordon Farley, the sexual harasser who was employed as a lecturer in the Agriculture Dept (see post ‘Not Seen Since The 80s – Carwyn’), because Farley had been warden the year before Eryl was and there had been constant problems with Farley finding himself in the rooms of female students when he hadn’t been invited in. All this was discussed quite openly in front of Eryl, the anecdotes were legion and Eryl was on the scene when a pissed Farley crashed a students party and tried to grope the girls.

There was another reason why Eryl was held in high esteem by the students. That was because it was said that Eryl refused to let the Drug Squad into Llys Tryfan. In the 1980s the Drug Squad in north Wales were notorious for their corruption (see previous posts) and were constantly hassling students and hippies; carrying out busts and if they didn’t find any drugs, they’d plant them. People had so much grief that some people who were in possession of recreational chemicals and didn’t want to be hassled moved into Llys Tryfan for a quiet life. I don’t know WHY the Drug Squad obeyed Eryl’s instructions not to enter, they certainly didn’t obey such instructions from anyone else and they didn’t even obey the law, but it was true that they did not come near Llys Tryfan. They didn’t even pay a visit to the boy who lived on the floor below me who set up shop, kept his scales for weighing out the drugs on the windowsill and who did a roaring trade.

Eryl did something else as well that I never heard any of the staff at UCNW doing; he visited the students who were taken to the North Wales Hospital Denbigh. I have mentioned in previous posts that very few students did go to Denbigh. Because of what Dafydd et al were actually doing out there, huge efforts made to ensure that students were kept well away from Denbigh lest middle class English parents hear a terrible tale and ask questions, but a few stragglers did end up there and Eryl would go out and see them. I always thought that was very good of Eryl and I’m sure that the students appreciated it, but I know that Eryl did know much of what Dafydd et al was up to. Eryl grew up in north east Wales and his brother was a dentist in that area, they will have known a great deal about Dafydd and the gang.

Furthermore Eryl knew Patient F, who, after challenging Meri Huws’s colleagues about their abuse of boys in the Ty Newydd children’s home, was framed by the Drug Squad, assaulted in the police station, framed for arson, unlawfully held in Risley Remand Centre and then in the North Wales Hospital Denbigh and subsequently relieved of his property, money and child by the paedophile gang. See previous posts. At one point F began a degree in theology at UCNW and Eryl was one of his tutors. F liked Eryl, indeed Eyl was the only tutor whom F did like, he told me that the others were absolutely dreadful and it was because of the others that F withdrew from the course. However F got to know Eryl well and F, being very chatty and extroverted, openly discussed his time in Risley and Denbigh with Eryl. F never told me whether he told Eryl what he had found out was going on at Ty Newydd, but it is highly probable that he did, it was one of F’s lines of conversation because he was so shocked at the way in which the boys were treated.

 

Following Hilary Satan-Scott’s adventures at Bangor, everyone presumed that she would never work again, except for Brown who said ‘oh no, she’ll be really useful to a totally unscrupulous university which wants to sack staff and close depts’. Brown predicted that Satan-Scott would soon become VC of a former poly in England and that there would be much trauma. That hasn’t happened – well not yet anyway – but within months of leaving Bangor, Satan-Scott landed her job as a PVC at Swansea University…

However Hilary has managed to win an award for being an Inspirational Woman and get herself photographed with HRH Princess Snap.

See previous posts for more information re Hilary Satan-Scott.

One thing that I did hear on the grapevine was that Hilary was going nowhere in her previous job at Exeter University which was why she went to Bangor. Yet Hilary hated Bangor, hated ‘The Welsh’ and was still batting for her old mates at Exeter. Her relocation didn’t make much sense even if she did want to Move On. There were also rumours that Bangor University investigated the possibility of suing Exeter for providing such a misleading reference with regard to Satan-Scott’s abilities.

The VC of Exeter University who oversaw Satan-Scott’s departure was Professor Sir Steve Smith, who has been Vice-Chancellor of the University of Exeter since October 2002. Steve Smith was previously Senior Pro Vice-Chancellor at Aberystwyth, where Steve Smith was most unpopular. Sir Steve is a graduate of the University of Southampton, which is an institution that hosted many high profile Top Doctors who afforded protection for Dafydd and the gang (see post ‘Professor Prestigious And His Associates’).

Exeter has excelled in its choice of Chancellors as well. Their current Chancellor is Lord Paul Myners. Myners was brought up in Truro, Cornwall, and has led a ‘distinguished career’ in international banking and business. Myners attended Truro School and obtained a First Class Honours degree in Education and a PGCE from the University of London, after which he taught for a year in Inner London, 1971-72, by which time kids from inner London were being exported to the children’s homes of north Wales. Myners proceeded. Myners then entered journalism via the Daily Telegraph and moved into a 20-year career in the City as a fund manager, initially at N M Rothschild & Sons Ltd, then at Gartmore plc until 2001.

In 2008, Myners was appointed City Minister in Gordon Brown’s Government and joined the Lords. He now sits as a crossbencher.

Myners has Chaired a number of public companies including Marks & Spencer, Land Securities and Chaired non-commercial organisations, including The Tate and the Low Pay Commission.

Many moons ago when the Royal College of Psychiatrists was first established, Professor Martin Roth was for some reason given a huge loan by M&S, the purpose of which was to buy the Royal College a magnificent building in Belgravia in which to house themselves. Other Top Docs told them that they could never afford it, but grandiosity won the day and the building was purchased. The Royal College was nearly bankrupted subsequently and the grandiose building had to be quietly flogged off. I have not been able to find out why M&S helped Dafydd’s mates out in this way, but years later, the widow of the Chair of M&S also threw her lot in with the initiatives of the paedophiles’ friends.

Paul Myners has held a Directorship of the Singapore Sovereign Wealth Fund and membership of the Court of the Bank of England. He has also served on several arts and public policy boards, including as Chair of the Tate Foundation and Trustee of Glyndebourne, London Symphony Orchestra and the National Maritime Museum.

Myners was Chair of the Guardian Media Group, the publisher of ‘The Guardian’ and ‘Observer’, 2000-08. So he was installed as Chair in time to deal with the aftermath of the Waterhouse Report. No wonder we heard so little about the travesty which was the Waterhouse Inquiry and the Report.

Myners is currently working with a number of public and private companies primarily in the asset management sector.

Being a Cornishman, Paul has a love of the South West and a lifelong commitment to enhancing the future educational and economic prosperity of our region. Paul loves Cornwall so much that lives in London. His interests include contemporary art, opera and jazz.

Coming from Cornwall and going to Truro School, Paul Myners probably knew David Penhaligon, the Lib Dem MP who had much dirt on many people and who was killed in a car crash in Dec 1986, days after Professor Ollie Brooke was imprisoned for child porn offences and days after Dafydd unlawfully arrested and imprisoned me. Myners probably also knew Penhaligon’s assistant, Matthew Taylor, who took over Penhaligon’s seat and ended up bagging a seat in the Lords despite spending his entire career in obscurity. See post ‘It’s Bachman Turner Overdrive – Not ‘Arf’.

 

Paul Myners succeeded Floella Benjamin as Chancellor of Exeter. Baroness Benjamin is a Trinidadian-British actress, author, TV presenter, singer, businesswoman and politician. She is known as a presenter of children’s programmes such as  ‘Play School’ and ‘Play Away’. On 28 June 2010, Lady Benjamin was introduced to the Lords by the Lib Dems.

Floella’s Other TV credits include ‘Angels’, ‘Within These Walls’, ‘Crown Court’ and ‘Dixon of Dock Green’.

Benjamin is Vice-President of NCH Action for Children and Barnardo’s and was in the NSPCC’s Hall of Fame. She runs the London Marathon to raise funds for Barnardo’s and the Sickle Cell Society.

Staff of the NCH and Barnardo’s, as well as the NSPCC, were involved with the North Wales Child Abuse Scandal and in organised abuse elsewhere. George Thomas was Patron of the NCH, while he abused children. Thatch also supported the NCH, while she ignored warnings that her friend and Minister Sir Peter Morrison was abusing children in care, including in north Wales.

In July 2007 Floella spoke of what she saw as the low standard of children’s television. In Floella’s ‘Play School’ heyday, Jimmy Savile was a staple of children’s and young people’s TV.

In March 2013, Floella used a speech marking International Wimmin’s Day to warn of the impact on children of the availability of violent pornographic material online, claiming this was leading to the increasing objectification of women. 

John Allen’s gang in north Wales used their victims to make child porn which catered to the most exotic tastes, including bestiality.

Floella is a Patron of the charidee Beating Bowel Cancer, having lost her mother to the disease in and knowing much about tumour biology, having previously presented ‘Play School’.

What can we see through the Round Window? Some histopathology slides? No, it’s Big Ted, Little Ted, Humpty, Hambel and Jemima:

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In October 2015, in a talk to migrant children, Floella Benjamin said that dropping her accent was the key to her success and that migrant pupils should do the same to avoid racism and bullying. Floella: advising people to drop their foreign accents IS racist bullying, even if the advice is emanating from the Black Baroness with a healthy coating of red lipstick.

I suspect that the real key to Floella’s success was keeping schtum about Savile, Rolf, Stuart Hall and a few others who are sitting next to her in the Lords. I wonder if Floella ever met BBC comedy favourite Spike Milligan who was on record as saying that he could never accept that an Indian man was the equivalent of a white man? Changing one’s accent is not going to make any difference in the face of such theory.

The Chancellor of Exeter University, 1998-05, was the Tory Peer Robert Alexander QC. Alexander was Chair of the Bar Council 1985-86. He represented Jeffrey Archer in his successful libel case against the Star in 1987 – the case that the Star later took to appeal when new evidence emerged that Archer had perjured himself, which eventually resulted in Archer going to prison. The case hinged upon whether Archer had paid a prostitute for sex or not. The prostitute herself was not available to give evidence at Archer’s trial for perjury, having most conveniently keen killed as a result of a car crash shortly before the trial. See post ‘Tuppence And His Fragrant Wife’.  Alexander retired from the Bar in 1989 and was Chair of Nat West Bank, 1989-99.

 

Exeter also has a Royal connection, with Princess Snap’s two children, Peter and Zara Phillips, having attended the university. No wonder Princess Snap gave Hilary Satan-Scott an award for being Inspirational.

Exeter has another Royal connection as well. The authorities at Exeter University forced Professor Edzard Ernst out of his job after pressure from Carlo, because Edzard’s work showed that many complementary therapies were clinically ineffective and Edzard refused to fiddle his results (see post ‘And The Lucky Winners Are…’).

 

I have strayed a long way from Vivienne Sugar, so let me return to her.

When Viv was Chair of Consumer Focus Wales, the Board of Consumer Focus contained a few others known to this blog, such as the quango queen Dame Suzi Leather and Sukhvinder Kaur-Stubbs. I presume that Dame Suzi and Sukhvinder were Board members of the wider Consumer Focus, as opposed to Consumer Focus Wales.

Christine Farnish was a Board member and then appointed Chair of Consumer Focus in late 2010, having Chaired the Audit and Risk Committee since 2007. Christine’s career has spanned both public and private sectors. She has been Managing Director Public Policy for Barclays Group; Chief Executive, National Association of Pension Funds; Consumer Director, FSA; Consumer Director, OFTEL; and also held senior roles in Local Government. Christine has Chaired the Family and Parenting Institute and serves as a Civil Service Commissioner. She is on the Boards of ABTA and Aggregate Industries. She formerly served on the Boards of the Office of Fair Trading, ING Direct, the ASA and Papworth NHS Trust. 

Not only do the experiences of millions of people who have been systematically fleeced in various ways by the financial services suggest that Christine has not regulated the financial services in any way in any of her roles, but I doubt that she has sufficient knowledge of both the Aggregates Industry and heart and lung transplants to be making a meaningful contribution to both. Unless this really is a transplant surgeon who then became a quarryman:

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Here’s Christine at work, breaking the glass ceiling:

Splitting of the slate blocks with hammer and chisel to produce roofing slates requires great skill. This process was not mechanized until the second half of the 20th century, and some slate is still produced in this way. Christine and her colleagues are working at the Dinorwic Quarry. 
Christine fancied a change after doing this for a few years:
Donor-Derived DNA Predicts Lung Transplant Rejection
Then Christine became Chair of Consumer Focus, working for Mandy, before the task of reigning in the excesses of global capitalism was handed over to Lucille at the CAB.

Mandy certainly picked them to sit on the Board of Consumer Focus. Who else was there along with Viv and Quarryman Christine but this blog’s old friend and that most excellent longstanding friend of Dafydd and the paedophile gang, Enid Rowlands, star of ELWA and the £2 million quid and wife of Huw Vaughan Thomas, Chief Exec of Gwynedd County Council when the paedophile gang enjoyed themselves in Gwynedd’s children’s homes. After excelling in that role, Huw rocked up as Auditor General for Wales. Lilibet appointed him when the previous Auditor General, Jeremy Colman, was imprisoned for the possession of child porn (see previous posts). For details of Huw Vaughan Thomas’s myriad public appointments, see post ‘I Know Nuzzing…’.

Enid, a psychology graduate from north Wales, began her career working with ‘long-term unemployed and disadvantaged people’. So  Enid was off to a flying start then and is one of many who’s efforts in this sphere produced absolutely no benefit for the disadvantaged people. Not that her efforts will have been designed to do that, they will have been designed to give Enid and her peers well-paid jobs and start them on their ladders to the top of the world of quangos. It worked. Enid ‘has maintained an interest in the users of public services and the importance of working closely with the voluntary sector’ and ‘has nearly 15 years of board experience and is currently on the board of the GMC, Consumer Focus, the Information Commissioner’s Office and has recently been appointed a Trustee of the National Employment Savings Trust (NEST)’. Enid has also served as a Trustee/Advisory Board Member of RNID as well as the Prince’s Trust. Enid’s husband Huw is also big in the Prince’s Trust. Enid has also been Chair of Victim Support and of the Solicitors’ Regulation Authority. She had sat on the Board of S4C, on the North Wales Police Authority and on the North Wales Health Authority.

Previous posts on this blog have described the many breaches of the Data Protection Act that I have found the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board to have committed. A few days ago, someone e mailed me with much info regarding how serious the wrongdoing was and recommended that I take the matter up with the Information Commissioner. I did do that more than a year ago and the matter was never investigated. Now that I know that Enid is involved I understand why the Information Commissioner just didn’t bother to do their job or even pretend to do it.

 

Other Trustees of Consumer Focus include Cerys Furlong. Cerys is another person who is well-networked into the right crowd. In Feb 2017, Cerys became Chief Exec of Chwarae Teg, the ‘gender equality’ and ‘wimmin’s economic development’ organisation which Jane Hutt was pivotal in establishing. English readers might be interested to know that ‘Chwarae Teg’ is Welsh for ‘Fair Play’. I suggest that the organisation changes its name to ‘Llygredd a Nepotiaeth’…

The PR puff about Cerys said at the time that ‘Ms Furlong has spent over a decade working in the public, private and voluntary sector in Wales. She has been Director for Wales at the Learning and Work Institute for the last three years, and has a vast amount of experience in politics, government, research and public affairs.

Former Cardiff City Councillor Ms Furlong also holds a number of voluntary positions and is a Trustee and Vice Chair for The Bevan Foundation and a Board member at Chapter Arts Centre. Alongside her husband, Tom Furlong, she has also established several successful food and hospitality businesses in Cardiff, including The Potted Pig, Porro, The Lansdowne pub and The Grange pub.

Ms Furlong said: ‘I’m extremely excited to take up this role with Chwarae Teg at this crucial time in the organisation’s history. Throughout my career I’ve been a passionate advocate for gender equality and social justice, and my experience of working in both the private and public sector has showed me that tackling gender issues is just as important now as it was 25 years ago when the charity was first established.

With a fast-changing political and economic landscape facing us in Wales, my priority will be to continue the vital work Chwarae Teg does to improve the position of women in the workplace and in wider society, and to further raise the issues of gender equality and social justice within Welsh public life.’ 

Sandra Busby, Chair of the Board of Trustees at Chwarae Teg, said: ‘When recruiting for this role, it was critical that we found a candidate who could demonstrate an absolute commitment to tackling the core issues that Chwarae Teg exists to address. Cerys really impressed us with her hugely diverse range of commercial and public sector experience, and her knowledge of education and personal development makes her a perfect fit for the organisation.

Next year marks 25 years since Chwarae Teg was first set up. Thanks to a string of successful leaders including most recently Joy Kent, we have achieved so much in challenging attitudes towards gender equality in Wales and helping thousands of women progress in their careers. There’s still so much left to do, and we’re confident that Cerys will drive the organisation forward in achieving its vision of creating a Wales where women achieve and prosper.’

The economic situation for women, as well as men, is in most parts of Wales, grim. In swathes of Wales most of the jobs on offer are part-time minimum wage jobs. Huge numbers of people in Wales need to claim benefits on top of their wages to make ends meet. There are a number of well-paid jobs available for professional people in Cardiff, but that is where the miracle stops. The affluence of the affluent parts of Cardiff has not even stretched out into the valleys, let alone the rest of Wales. Chwarae Teg has not ‘helped thousands of women progress in their careers’, it has been of great assistance to a very small number of wimmin involved in the Labour Party in Wales, because a period at Chwarae Teg is almost obligatory if you are female and want a job in the Welsh Assembly.

 

Cerys Furlong completed a Sociology degree at Bristol University in 2000; undertook a Masters at Cardiff University, 2003-04; was employed as a Research Associate at the University of Oxford, April-Sept 2005, working on review of Initial Teacher Training in Wales, commissioned by the Welsh Assembly Gov’t. I do not know if Cerys is any relative of Professor John Furlong, the Professor of Education at Cardiff University.

Cerys was also:

Policy Officer, Nov 2005-March 2007 and then Programme Director, March 2007-March 2012 at the NIACE (National Institute of Advanced Continuing Education).

Cardiff City Councillor for Canton, May 2008-Dec 2013

Assistant Director of External Strategy at the OU, April 2012-Dec 2013

Board Member Agored Cymru, July 2013-July 2016

Director for Wales, Learning and Work Institute, Jan 2014-Jan 2017

Governor, ACT Training, Jan 2014-Jan 2018

Trustee, Bevan Foundation, Feb 2011-April 2018

RSA Fellow since Sep 2015

Trustee, Chapter Arts Centre, Sept 2015-present day. Cerys describes Chapter as ‘a multi-platform arts venue and has been at the heart of creativity in Cardiff for 40 years’

I’ve been to Chapter Arts Centre. I used to go there when I was a Trustee of WEN (Women’s Equality Network Wales), WEN liked holding events there. Chapter Arts Centre is very enjoyable if you are me or Cerys Furlong, but many Wimmin in Wales would never think of going there and would consider it very expensive and not to their tastes anyway. But I have found that the social justice and equality organisations in Wales do like a bit of organic luxury and also tend to book venues for their events that exclude the plebs.

Cerys has been or is a Board Member of Cardiff Capital Region Economy Growth Partnership.

She is also a Fellow of the British American Project, since Nov 2017: ‘The British American Project is a transatlantic fellowship of over 1,000 leaders, rising stars and opinion formers who come from a broad spectrum of occupations, backgrounds and political views.’

Cerys is obviously one of those Rising Stars but I can guarantee that they will not come from a broad spectrum of occupations, backgrounds and political views.

Throughout my time as a Trustee of WEN, I met a lot of nice, interesting people, but they were virtually all women from professional backgrounds, usually health and social care or business. Throughout that whole time, I only met one woman at a WEN event who had travelled there on the bus. She had come from Barry and was an Empowered Service User who was taking an interest in all sorts of things because she had lost her job. It was terrifically good to meet her, but she was the only person who didn’t have a car and a salary who I met throughout the whole time that I was mixing with the social justice/gender equality crowd.

WEN used to hold their Board meetings in the Chwarae Teg offices.

Cerys is Director of NIACE Cymru, ‘a charity that promotes opportunities for adults to learn and work’.

‘Sandra Busby left school without A levels but has become the spokeswoman for the contact centre industry in Wales…If you have anything to do with the contact centre industry in Wales you will probably have come across Sandra Busby. The vivacious managing director of the Welsh Contact Centre Forum was born and brought up in Cardiff. Her parents were young when they had her, the second of three girls. Her father was a chartered accountant, the youngest qualifying accountant in Wales at the time, with his own accountancy business employing 40 at its height, as well as running Cardiff’s first wine bar.

So Sandra is not from the mean streets herself then…

Besides bringing up the three children her mother had various jobs. She was a qualified hairdresser and had her own hairdressing business.

Sandra’s mum was a successful businesswoman as well as her dad…

The young Busby had a Catholic education, going to St Joseph’s Convent primary school then Our Lady’s Convent. “I was taught by some very mean nuns, but I was probably just very unlucky,” she said.

Sandra is treading very carefully here…

The experience of a private education convinced her not to send her own children to private school when the time came. “It doesn’t give you a good grounding in life to be in an all-girls school, it leaves you with a lot of things to learn when you leave school,” she said. “I wanted my children not just to have a mixed gender education but also an inclusive education. You don’t get to see all walks of life and you don’t get to meet the people that you’re going to come across in life with a private education.”

Despite her rejection of her schools she had a happy childhood growing up with two sisters, she says.

So Sandra’s family life was enough to counteract those bloody awful nuns, whom she remembers so well that she’s never going to put her own kids through it.

By her own account the schools her parents chose to send her to did not get the best out of her. I was one of those kids who could achieve without trying too hard and probably did not achieve to my potential in my school years,” she said.

Probably because those nuns killed any love of learning that Sandra had, but she’s not going to say a word. Sandra can’t afford to lose customers now that she runs call centres in south Wales and is Chair of Chwarae Teg. The Catholic Church still has a lot of clout and there is a big RC Community in Cardiff.

“So I gave up and my parents immediately said to me, you need to do something.” She went to college for a year to study business, then her father secured her an interview with a firm of solicitors.

Dad to the rescue!!!

She was all set to start a career as a legal secretary when a conversation with a friend sent her on a different course, one that would shape her life. “My best friend at the time was working in telesales at the Western Mail and South Wales Echo, earning what seemed to be a fortune in commission,” Busby said. “She said, there’s a vacancy, you should apply. I applied and got the job.

Well-connected friends came in useful when Sandra didn’t find the job that her dad lined up for her that inspiring.

Busby had found her niche. Beginning in the mid-80s she worked for a decade at the Western Mail and Echo, starting out by selling motors advertising and handling birth, marriage and death notices. It wasn’t long before she was promoted to field sales, visiting car dealers and “having to get under the car to speak to one-man businesses, which private school had not equipped me for.” From there she moved up to field sales manager, a post which in those days carried “real bottom line responsibility, you had your targets, you were also responsible for the training and recruiting.” When Wales on Sunday was launched she was made its general manager, a post which gave her a wider exposure to different aspects of the business. “Those 10 years gave me an unbelievable grounding. I never had so much fun as when I worked in newspapers,” she said.

Sandra spent years working in the media. She’ll have heard the dirt on absolutely everyone, including the dirt that no-one dared print.

Nevertheless, the arrival of her first child heralded a break. She planned to take two years off to look after the baby and had no plans to return to the Western Mail and Echo. But within three months she had been approached by the Cardiff Independent, a free newspaper of the time, to join them as a consultant. Within six months she was general manager. Through various changes of ownership and mergers she ended up working for the South Wales Argus, where she helped set up the newspaper’s website in the early 90s.

Even more years in the media, becoming increasingly well-connected.

But when the Argus itself was bought by Southern Newspapers her post was transferred to Portsmouth, and now the mother of two children she decided to take redundancy.

Sandra doesn’t know anyone in Portsmouth and will lose her place in the pecking order…

Once again a conversation with a friend led to a redirection, and she took up a job at the Cardiff and Newport Call Centre Initiative, a project set up by six public sector partners to attract call centres to south-east Wales.

Mates to the rescue again.

“The WDA’s focus at the time was to take business out of Cardiff and Newport and into the Valleys,” Busby said.

An everyday story of WDA (Welsh Development Agency) folk. Jobs with huge salaries for the spivs that ran the WDA, jobs in call centres for everyone else. Not for Sandra though obviously, she’s running the call centres.

“Cardiff and Newport wanted to make sure they got their fair share of any business that was out there.” At the time there were around 40 contact centres in Wales, a fifth of the number there are today.

So these are the thousands of opportunities for Wimmin. Jane Hutt gets a job as a Minister, the other thousands are in call centres. Being restricted in terms of how often they can go to the loo. Perhaps the Presiding Officer of the Senedd can start clocking Jane in and out when she goes for a wee. Jane will probably take the case to the European Court of Human Rights on the grounds that an Older Woman’s Dignity is at stake. Julie Morgan can join her and they could make it a class action.

One of the first things we wanted to do was set up a small employers’ forum so we understood what was needed to be successful,” she said. “We brought a lot of business into Wales. The WDA then joined the initiative and other local authorities joined.”

Bring on those call centres.

By the early 2000s there was close to full employment in Wales, punctuated only by areas of high economic inactivity in the Valleys.

Oh excuse me, where exactly did those figures come from? Full employment in Wales??? There has NEVER been full employment in Wales post-Thatcher. I lived there from 1981 onward, I remember it well… Furthermore the ‘punctuations’ in the valleys were not so much ‘punctuations’ as complete devastations, it was terrible and many areas never recovered.

There was some resistance to bringing further contact centre business into Wales, while at the same time call centres were being shut down and the work outsourced to India.

People found out what a con call centres were and call centre authorities being what they are, they’ll go wherever people can be exploited most effectively. That used to be Wales ‘with its full employment’ but now its India…

“I could see that the future had to be about protecting the jobs we had, handing the inward investment side back to the local authorities and the Welsh Government,” said Busby.

So Businesswoman Sandra was dependent upon taxpayers dosh to run her call centres.

“We decided to set up the Welsh Contact Centre Forum as an independent not-for-profit company that was a stand-alone business. We got some funding from the Welsh Government to kick-start us on the premise that it was an independent business that could give independent advice and help, not just to the Welsh Government but to all local authorities, and safeguard the jobs.”

More dosh from the Welsh Gov’t needed. This time to give ‘independent advice’ to other people who want to establish a call centre.

The year was 2008, and after years of growth the sector now had 24,000 people working in up to 160 contact centres in Wales.

This is a nightmare. The Welsh Gov’t gave Wimmin dosh to employ 24ooo people in bloody call centres.

It may be difficult to recall now, but in the years before the recession contact centres had a poor reputation, with negative stories about low pay, poor working conditions and high attrition of staff.

‘Negative stories’. I heard them as well, straight from the horse’s mouth, my friend’s daughter worked in a call centre.

“When we had zero unemployment the reputation of contact centres wasn’t great,” Busby admits.

Their reputation was bloody terrible, because the staff were treated so badly. By the way, when did this zero unemployment happen? I missed that.

“[They’ve] become more popular because people are now taking contact centre jobs far more seriously.”

Because so many people have been entirely cut out of the benefits system that they now have to take anything at all. Which was the point of forcing so many people off of benefits. They were getting fussy and refusing to work in Sandra’s call centres.

She added: “We’re one of the only industries that has seen a net gain during the recession…And indeed contact centre employment in Wales has risen 4,000 to 28,000 since 2008.

We’ve forced the buggers in there. I Daniel Blake In Sandra Busby’s Chwarae Teg Call Centre.

In any case, much of that reputation was undeserved, Busby insists.

So why aren’t you, Cerys and Jane Hutt working in the call centres then Sandra?

“Eighty per cent of my board started on phones, so the myth about no career is not right. And the pay was higher than recognised,” she said.

‘80% of your Board’. How many people are on your Board Sandra? 80% of that 24000 who were in the call centres across Wales after the Welsh Gov’t ‘invested’? No, I thought not. That Board will be you and a few of your mates or even members of your family.

It’s all about best practice, which the Forum helps companies to achieve. “We have an obligation to help companies achieve best practice where they want to. We have in the past asked companies to leave our membership because they haven’t operated what we consider best practice in terms of their people.”

How does one develop ‘best practice’ in a fucking call centre?

From the customer side, it was the large scale transfer of operations to India that was the main anxiety, one that Busby understands.

Well at least they’re adopting best practice over there. They’ve probably taken advice from Sandra’s Forum.

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“It’s not about accents or understanding. Companies weren’t looking at the cost to their brand. They weren’t getting it right in the UK, so what made them think they could move 12,000 miles away and get it right was beyond me.

If they ‘weren’t getting it right’ that suggests that Sandra’s Forum and Independent Advice weren’t very effective.

“It’s all about customer retention, and whereas the people in contact centres used to be considered back office, companies now understand those people are responsible for the brand.

I don’t think that I can bear much more of Sandra’s propaganda.

 

“A lot of money is being ploughed by the industry into making sure you as an individual have got channels that you want, whether you want a webchat or telephony. If you look at contact centres now, at some of the hi-tech blended [operations] where you’re dealing with phone calls, email chat, webchat, it’s not just voice now. Some of them are completely online.” The big thing facing the industry now, she adds, is mobile communications, “making it easy when you’re walking around a supermarket, that the apps are right so that people can contact you. The stats are staggering about the people who use their mobiles in supermarkets.” A staggering 10 billion calls are made each year in the UK to contact centres, so it’s perhaps not so surprising that the sector has continued to grow in recent years.

The potential for sweated labour is mindblowing, as Sandra has noticed.

And with many companies that outsourced to India bringing their operations back to Europe we’re now seeing Indian outsourcers coming to Europe because they don’t want to lose their clients, Busby says – and Wales is perfectly placed to pick up some of that business.

Because after 25 years of Chwarae Teg, people in Wales are still so desperate that they’ll get in those call centres.

There’s areas in Wales that could benefit from having a contact centre, but also businesses that would make a lot of savings by locating in certain areas of Wales,” she said.

Sandra has her eyes on a call centre near you…

The key drivers are population and skills, but Wales also has a great advantage when it comes to staff loyalty.

It’s not loyalty Sandra, it’s called ‘having no other choice’.

“I was talking to a chief executive of a company that has a base in Caerphilly and Bristol. The place in Bedwas has the same staff it’s had for 15 years, whereas in Bristol they’re constantly trying to replace staff.

Why ever would Bristol have such trouble getting people to remain working in a call centre for more than a decade??? Surely the residents of Clifton would give their right arms to work for Sandra and progress onto her Board?

 

The CEO of Chwarae Teg prior to Cerys Furlong was Joy Kent. ‘Wales Online’ helps out here once more, they published a feature on Joy in Sep 2016, which tells us that Joy has led Chwarae Teg’ for four years. During her tenure, Chwarae Teg ‘has helped thousands of women progress in their careers in Wales’. They’re sitting in Sandra’s call centres. Chwarae Teg has ‘delivered two EU and Welsh Gov’t funded programmes in Agile Nation 1 and Agile Nation 2′.

There is nothing agile about this moribund structure, which involves taxpayers’ money being given in great quantities to ruthless businesses to establish exploitative operations in Wales, while friends of Jane Hutt act as the middlemen.

‘Wales Online’ gives us the essential criteria for Chwarae Teg’s next CEO: ‘they will have a commercial mindset, flair and creativity and will also bring strong leadership, business development, networking and communication skills to the role. Previous experience of leading an organisation is essential.’

No real experience or qualifications necessary then. Just the ability to bullshit for Wales and preside over a load of people who haven’t had the benefit of parents and friends to set them up in business.

Joy Kent told ‘Wales Online’ that she was ‘immensely proud’ of the charidee’s achievements under her leadership and that ‘our work is critical to building a more inclusive Wales, not only for women but for the benefit of wider society and the economy’.

It’s such an inclusive Wales that it involves a small number of not very bright middle-class wimmin having a whale of a time by telling thousands of other wimmin that they are ‘helping their careers progress’ as they sit in call centres.

While discussing Wimmin’s Empowerment, it is worth mentioning that I saw someone whom I knew from WEN featured on BBC Wales News Online yesterday; it was Sarah Rees, who was the Chair of WEN when I was a Trustee. Sarah has given an interview about being unlawfully sacked from her job – because she had a baby. The BBC mentioned that the employer who unlawfully sacked Sarah was ‘a national women’s charity’. I don’t know whether it was WEN because Sarah has very carefully not named the organisation. If Sarah did name them, she would probably find that she’d never work in the Wimmin’s or Third Sector again. Jane Hutt would make sure of that.

 

 

Now for a man who I’ve been meaning to revisit on the blog for a while, Huw Lewis. Huw was a Labour Co-operative politician, the AM for Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney, 1999-16. Born in Merthyr Tydfil and brought up in Aberfan, Lewis went to Edinburgh University. He was active in the Scottish Labour Party, working for both Labour Party leader John Smith and later Donald Dewar. Lewis campaigned for a Scottish Assembly alongside Edinburgh Labour Club colleagues Douglas and Wendy Alexander and Pat McFadden. What is less publicised is that Huw Lewis also knew Jack McConnell, who was at Stirling University with my best friend from school, who, along with her husband, had her media career destroyed and came under attack from gangsters after they expressed an interest in making a film about what was happening to me in north Wales (see post ‘The Turn Of The Screw’).

Jack – now Lord – McConnell became a very, very powerful figure in the Scottish Labour Party, inexplicably so for a maths teacher and local Councillor. Jack became an MSP in 1999 and by 2001 was Scotland’s FM! Not that my friends knew Jack by then. Jack’s friendship with them and the friendships of so many others who were in their crowd at Stirling sort of melted away in the late 1980s when they found themselves under attack from all angles… See previous posts (eg. ‘Badlands’) for the names of the guilty, as well as for the names of the Scottish politicians with whom Jack did his dirty deals. Gordon Brown hated one of them but Jack had Gordon by the knackers didn’t you Jack…

After returning to South Wales, Huw Lewis worked briefly as a chemistry teacher at Afon Taf High School, before working full-time for the Labour Party. Huw was elected to the position of Assistant General Secretary of Welsh Labour and organised the campaign for the Labour ‘Yes’ Vote campaign in 1997, that lead to the creation of the Welsh National Assembly.

Huw Lewis was elected to the National Assembly for Wales in 1999, at the same time as Lord Jack was elected as an MSP. Huw has been party Whip in the Assembly, a post from which he resigned following the resignation of Alun Michael as First Secretary. Alun Michael resigned as FM as soon as the Waterhouse Report was published. Huw was appointed as Deputy Minister for Education and Lifelong Learning in October 2000 – the month after I began teacher training in Bangor – a post from which Huw resigned following the use of a landfill site in Trecatti, within his constituency, for the disposal of carcasses during the foot and mouth crisis in April 2001. Huw has resigned nearly as many times as Mandy.

Huw Lewis was re-elected in 2003 and was appointed Deputy Minister for Social Justice and Regeneration in May 2003. In the Third Assembly he was appointed Deputy Minister for the Economy and Transport on 31 May 2007 but announced to the media that due to his private opposition to One Wales coalition deal with Plaid Cymru he had been sacked on 18 July 2007. The little things were hitting each other again. On 26 June 2013, in light of the resignation of Leighton Andrews, Lewis was appointed Minister for Education and Skills. Not being a Welsh speaker, that brief was returned to FM Carwyn.

In January 2016, Lewis announced that he would leave the Assembly at the May 2016 election.

Lewis is married to his second wife Lynne Neagle, who has been the Labour AM for Torfaen since 1999. Lynne was born in Merthyr and educated at Cyfarthfa High School, Merthyr and Reading University. Neagle worked as a carer in the voluntary sector and then as a Careers Development Officer. Neagle struck gold when she landed a job as Research Assistant to the Windbag’s wife. She was then a dead cert for selection to stand as an AM in a safe Labour seat.

Lynne and Huw live in Penarth – the highly desirable part of Cardiff – near to Jane Hutt and Michael Trickey, with whom Lynne and Huw are good mates…

A quick resume here. Lynne and Huw’s pal Jane was the daughter of Top Doctor Michael Hutt, a pathologist who worked at Tommy’s. Tommy’s was heaving with Top Doctors who concealed the Westminster Paedophile Ring, as well as the crimes of Dafydd et al in north Wales. Dafydd had personal friends among the Top Docs at Tommy’s and the Tommy’s Sex Therapist Professor Jim Watson was up to his neck in concealing organised abuse, including that of Dafydd’s gang. See previous posts.

Hutt completed her Certificate of Qualification in Social Work at the LSE in 1972. Look at the biographies of so many of those involved in the North Wales Child Abuse Scandal as well as the people who protected them; again and again, graduates of the LSE of Jane’s vintage and older pop up.

I do not know when Hutt came to Wales, but she helped found Welsh Wimmin’s Aid and in Jan 1978 was appointed co-ordinator. I have known enough people who worked for Welsh Wimmin’s Aid to know that the organisation was complicit with organised abuse in north Wales and elsewhere. See previous posts. By 1978, business for Dafydd and John Allen in north Wales was booming, they had hit millionaire status and there were ‘children’s homes’ all over north Wales, loads of them, warehousing hundreds of children, nearly all of whom were being horrifically abused and forced into sex work. There is no way that Welsh Wimmin’s Aid could ever have missed the scale of what was going on.

Hutt will have known the appalling Jo Richardson, another Wimmin’s Rights Campaigner who occupied key positions in the Labour Party, who carefully ignored the organised trafficking of women and their children as well as the thriving business in dangerous, illegal abortions and child abductions in north Wales/Cheshire as recently as the 1980s. The Top Doctors were central to all of it and Hutt’s father knew who was involved. See post ‘It’s Bachman Turner Overdrive – Not Arf’.

I would be interested to learn whether Jane Hutt was a useful idiot who went to Wales anyway and went into action when she arrived or whether she was sent by a higher authority…

 

 

BBC News Wales featured a Shock Horror report yesterday. A ‘Bangor University lecturer’, Gwil Sion ap Gruffudd, has conducted some research which demonstrated that a lot of the kids at Holyhead School who are entitled to free school meals won’t claim them because of their feelings of shame, a phenomenon that Gwil has termed ‘rural pride’. I do know some kids in that position, but there are so many kids at Holyhead who are living on low incomes that I’d be surprised if ‘rural pride’ is a problem there. Particularly as Holyhead is not rural.

I know Gwil. I used to know him very, very well. I was very friendly with him for some years when I worked at Bangor University, but it all ended rather sadly.

I first became friends with Gwil when he was a PhD student in the School of Healthcare Sciences at Bangor. He was being ferociously bullied by three Angels there – who had bullied his colleague out of a job previously – and they had such a bad effect on him that he ended up having to take time off. None of it was Gwil’s fault, he was treated appallingly and he asked one of my colleagues and I for help. So we arranged for him to transfer to our Dept. He was treated very differently from then on, there were a lot of supportive people around him, including two Professors.

I got to know Gwil very well and he knew exactly what was happening to me at the hands of the paedophiles’ friends; indeed he witnessed much of it. He was frank that he knew many of the people involved, that they were absolute bastards who had abused patients for years and were involved in serious crime. I knew that Gwil’s own family were all employed in the NHS. His mum had been a secretary who knew Dafydd and Lucille Hughes; his brother was an NHS manager at Ysbyty Gwynedd and his sister was a senior manager in the Welsh Ambulance Trust. Gwil told me freely that his brother and sister had virtually no qualifications but had got their jobs through their father, who worked for the Welsh Ambulance Service. Throughout the time that I knew Gwil he supplied me with a wealth of detail about the most serious criminality that he had witnessed at first hand when he worked for Gwynedd County Council, Gwynedd Social Services and the Probation Service. I heard about deaths, sexual assaults and people being fitted up in Court. Some of those involved had played a part in my own case.

Gwil also let me know that he knew what had happened to Patient F.

What I did not realise was that Gwil had extracted money and landed jobs by blackmailing people in the ‘services’ over this wrongdoing.

Gwil was very resentful of his brother and sister who did not have his ability but had been promoted to high levels in the NHS – far higher than they ever should have been – and were earning big salaries, while he was on a studentship. I didn’t realise at first how keen Gwil was to get his hands on huge quantities of dosh.

Because I knew Gwil so well, I let him read many of the documents that my lawyers obtained. We went through them together and after that he said to me ‘do you realise that you could get at least £5 million for this? You have documentary evidence of serious organised crime over 20 years in every agency with which you had contact. You have the names of leading doctors, lawyers, police officers, judges, civil servants and politicians. All of them colluded. You’ll be a millionaire if you play this right.’

I told Gwil that all I wanted after being put through 20 years of hell was to be treated fairly. He kept telling me that I should sue for a great deal of money. Gwil then started to tell me that if I sold my story I’d be famous. One day we were watching TV and he said ‘oh for God’s sake, let me contact the media, you’ll be rich.’ I said that I had no intention of ever going on daytime TV with Phil and Fern or whatever they are called.

Gwil was one of the people who provided a witness statement for my lawyers.

After this, one day Gwil rang me up terrified. He told me that Dyfed Edwards, the leader of Gwynedd County Council, had just called at his house and had threatened him. Gwil told me that Dyfed had told him that the VC of Bangor University would be ‘taken out’, that Gwil and me wouldn’t win this and when we lost, our lives would not be worth living. I took the view that Dyfed Edwards could fuck off.

A few days later Gwil received a visit from some ‘traffic police’, who once in his house produced firearms. Later that week I encountered one of the ‘traffic police’ as well, who also had a gun.

I subsequently received a call from my lawyer. She told me that Gwil had just rung her, had withdrawn his statement and had also told her that if I continued with my case, he would give evidence against me and he had already told the North West Wales NHS Trust this. My lawyer told me not to tell Gwil that she had told me about this. I never did tell him.

I was then told that Gwil had been paid to withdraw his statement and that he had given those we know and love huge quantities of information about me and everyone who was supporting me. I am also aware that at some point he accessed my e mail account and downloaded copies of probably every e mail in my in box. Thousands of them, highly confidential, including info from witnesses.

I didn’t confront Gwil about any of this, I realised that he was very dangerous and was best avoided. I began receiving info that Gwil was trying to find out where I was living – I had moved house at this point – and had been supplying those we know and love with details regarding my whereabouts, which was why people with guns and people who tried to run me off the road at speed knew where I would be.

Over the next few weeks I received e mails from Gwil asking me why I wouldn’t contact him, telling me that he was suicidal and desperately needed my help etc. I ignored them. I never saw him again.

I later discovered that Gwil had established a fraudulent charity with some associates, after dropping out of his PhD.

So imagine my surprise when I learned recently that Gwil was back at Bangor University, registered for a PhD and working as a lecturer in the School of Education no less. Furthermore, his PhD is funded by the Office of the Welsh Language Commissioner – one Meri Huws! So who funded Gwil’s first PhD studentship, the one which he strung out for years and then walked away from? The Welsh Language Board. The Chair of which when Gwil was awarded the studentship was one Meri Huws!

But Gwil has a mountain of shit on Meri haven’t you Gwil?

Gwil had even more shit on Meri once he read my documents!

Gwil, now that you have returned to the thoroughly rotten fold from which you strayed when you thought that I was going to bag millions and it might be worth being friends with me, perhaps you would like to come clean about the massive amounts of serious crime that you witnessed. Including that on the part of your mother and father as well as your brother and sister.

As well as that involving the old man whom you told me that your sister ran over and killed in Bontnewydd when she was 17 and driving illegally. Not that she ever was charged because of that helpful member of your family who was ‘high up in the Courts’.

Gwil told me and other people that he is a distant relative of Huw Daniel. Not that Gwil had a good word to say for Huw Daniel, according to Gwil, the whole family hated Daniel. On one occasion when I was discussing Huw Daniel’s corruption with Gwil, I asked Gwil if Daniel was in the pay of drug barons. Gwil cheerily said ‘no, he’s frightened of them, they kill judges as well, he wouldn’t dare mess with them in any way.’

Uncle Huw just banged up the victims of a sex trafficking gang!

If Gwil is busy chuckling away because he has all those e mails of mine and is ready to sell them to those we know and love – at a price of course – I’ll remind him of that laptop that he sold me before he went over to the Dark Side. Gwil was always flogging his second-hand stuff to me because he liked New. He flogged me an ancient laptop because he wanted a flashy new one.

Gwil forgot to clean his old laptop up once he’d pocketed my dosh. When I realised how fucking dangerous he was, I retrieved the info from his old laptop.

I’ve got the lot Gwil. All the names of those on the rent boy scene in north Wales, Chester and Cardiff. Your contacts, the Top Docs, the lawyers, the BBC and the celeb crowd, the sportsmen, all the closet gays, the whole lot. Furthermore I’ve got all the interviews that you did for the Liverpool Prison project as well. Admissions and details of the most serious crime and corruption in the Prison Service…

By the way Gwil, you still owe me £4000 quid. All that dosh that sustained you when you were too ill to work but unbeknown to me were still able to go clubbing in Chester and Cardiff. You also owe John and Della Fazey £1000. Remember that? The time that they paid your rent arrears when your old muckers at Gwynedd County Council were going to evict you?

I’ll say that for the paedophiles’ friends, they might have all been busy uniting in their attempts to kill me, but they fight tooth and nail among themselves non-stop and there’s no loyalty there. Gwil did a corrupt deal with Coleg Menai which resulted in Helen Owen, a senior manager at Coleg Menai, promising him a job before it was even advertised. Only Helen stabbed him in the back and gave the job to a Pathetic Shark who was working in the School of Healthcare Sciences, Angharad Roberts. Angharad didn’t have any of the qualifications or experience needed but Angharad had much more important things to offer. Angharad’s father was a senior police officer in North Wales; Angharad’s father had also told her to join the right choir, because the man who was a dead cert to be the next Principal of Group Coleg Llandrillo was a member of the choir and Angharad had to make friends with him. Angharad followed all the orders of the Top Cop. She did get the job and was subsequently photographed being congratulated on her outstanding work for Welsh Medium Education by Leighton Andrews, the Welsh Gov’t Education Minister. It was a close thing though, because Ian Rees, the man with whom Angharad made friends in the choir in order to get the job, didn’t become Principal of Coleg Llandrillo. That shook everyone up. But luckily there was so much Llygredd and Nepotiaeth in the system that Angharad still got her job. Which had also been promised to Gwil.

Gwil felt doubly sore because he is a relative of Ann Beynon, who is married to Leighton Andrews…

Gwil was fuming, absolutely fuming. So he then went cap in hand to that old war horse Meri who came up trumps… With her CV Meri is probably being blackmailed constantly.

Why Gwil has been foolish enough to advertise himself on BBC News Wales I cannot fathom. It is not something that any sensible person would do who has been involved with what Gwil has. But then these are a bunch of gangsters who have got away with everything for decades, they feel 100% immune…

By the way Gwil, after you put my life in danger, I took delivery of thousands more documents with many more names. Because you haven’t seen those documents, you don’t know who’s names are on there do you, so you won’t have been able to warn them all…

It’s a Rat Trap Gwil…

Boomtown Rats A Tonic For The Troops 1978 UK vinyl LP ENVY3

 

And you’ve all been caught…

 

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More Rats will be featured on this blog soon. I’d just stop appearing in the media if I was you lot… Even if you are someone who has slept with people from the BBC, a few of the Top Doctors, some lawyers, an assortment of politicians and a few celebs!

 

 

 

Newsflash: After completing this post, I noticed that a big NHS scandal had broken in south Wales. Twenty cases of babies dying and six stillbirths are being investigated by Cwm Taf Health Board. The Board confirmed it was looking at 43 cases with “adverse outcomes” over more than two years from the start of 2016. One Professor Angela Hopkins, the interim Director of Nursing for Cwm Taf, is the senior NHS manager dealing with the media. She stated that ‘We want to offer families our commitment to providing a safe service going forward’.

I know Angela Hopkins. She was the Director of Nursing for the NW Wales NHS Trust, when I was repeatedly threatened, assaulted and wrongfully arrested by the Angels and other staff of that Trust. Hopkins was one of those who wrote me rude insulting letters and refused to investigate. When Edwina Hart – who was given full details by me of Hopkins’s misconduct – abolished the NW Wales NHS Trust, Hopkins disappeared. I presumed that her services had been quietly dispensed with. Silly me. Hopkins had been given even more senior roles in south Wales. After a disaster down there, Hopkins reappeared in north Wales and was given a Chair at Bangor University. Angela, the semi-literate lying bitch, was now Professor Hopkins! When disaster hit Angela’s turf – yet again – Angela announced her retirement. But Angela didn’t retire. She formed herself into a Management Consultancy and flogged her services to the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, which was by then in special measures because of the problems which Hopkins had concealed when she was Director of Nursing for the NW Wales NHS Trust. Problems in the mental health services and maternity services. Which led to patients dying.

So Angela returned to south Wales after that. And now at least 26 babies have died. As ever Angela is offering her commitment to a safe service going forward. Meanwhile, evidence of dangerous staff and patient harm/deaths will be destroyed and witnesses will be intimidated. No matter how much Angela offers her commitment going forward, patients will be personally met with extreme aggression and hostility and there will be no resolution. It will be blamed on them. It was their hostility that was the problem. Or their lack of trust. Or their complaints. Somehow, it will be the patients’ fault.

Angela has conceded that there is a ‘staff shortage’ at Cwm Taf. There was one in north Wales as well, because no-one wants to work for Angela. In north Wales at least two Angels killed themselves when Angela was running the shop at the NW Wales Trust. Both Angels left suicide notes naming senior managers and Angels who had destroyed their lives. One Angel in his suicide note – he was a male midwife at Ysbyty Gwynedd – said that such terrible things were happening at the hospital that no-one would ever believe it. At the time, Angela’s boss was CEO Martin Jones.

Martin is now the man responsible for investigations across the whole of the Wales NHS. Martin was the man who destroyed CCTV footage of an Angel screaming abuse at me, refusing to treat me and threatening me. Martin had me unlawfully arrested repeatedly.

Twenty six dead babies. And it’s Martin and Angela in charge once more.

The Cwm Taf Health Board covers 300,000 people living in the south Wales valleys, with maternity services at Prince Charles Hospital in Merthyr Tydfil and the Royal Glamorgan Hospital in Llantrisant.

One of my friends who lives near Merthyr had her own baby down there about six years ago. She told me that all the mothers were telling each other to avoid one of the Cwm Taf hospitals for their births. Because it was dangerous and women had been mistreated there, but the Top Doctors were denying that there was a problem. So someone obviously decided to employ Angela in the face of those mothers warning each other…

It will have happened when this man was Health Minister:

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When he was a social worker his colleagues ran a paedophile ring; when he worked as an academic at Cardiff University his colleagues concealed organised abuse and patient harm; his 31 year old son was jailed for a violent rape last week. And he’s probably going to be the next FM of Wales.

What price the Well-being of Future Generations Act now suckers?

And The Lucky Winners Are…

Yesterday the winners of the 2018 Nobel Prize for Medicine were announced: James P. Allison, Professor of Immunology at the University of Texas’s MD Anderson Cancer Centre and Tasuku Honjo, Professor of Immunology at Kyoto University, Japan. Every media report that I have read/heard since they were declared the winners has discussed these two ‘cancer researchers’ and emphasised how their Cancer Research has paved the way for revolutionary new Cancer Therapies which have Saved Thousands Of Lives. Some of the accounts have also talked about Allison being inspired to Cure Cancer as a result of his mum dying of lymphoma when he was 10. Reporting the work of Allison and Honjo accurately would have made a rather less exciting story for the many millions of people who are not biologists.

Allison and Honjo are immunologists who have been working on a highly specific aspect of immunology since the 1980s. It is, if one is an immunologist, a very interesting and exciting area of immunology, but it is nothing like the media portrayals. Neither was Allison inspired to become America’s own Dr Finlay when his mum died. In Allison’s own words ‘I’m a basic scientist. I didn’t get into these studies to cure cancer, I wanted to understand how T cells work’. Which is what he has done. The story about a bereaved child wanting to save the world is a very obvious concoction, because if the media had simply reported the science, the vast majority of people would have no idea at all of what any of it meant and they would not be sufficiently ‘inspired’ to trawl through the text necessary to understand it. The sad reality is that when people like me talk about the sort of work for which Allison and Honjo have won this Nobel, people begin to drop off to sleep. The media friendly tale relating to Honjo is that of a man approaching Honjo on the golf course, shaking him by the hand and thanking him for curing his cancer. So someone on a golf course – if indeed the story is even true – recognised a Japanese biologist who is unknown outside of immunology, as he teed off and thanked him for saving his life. HOW he knew that the Japanese scientist saved his life is a conundrum, because the Many Life Saving Drugs which have resulted from Allison’s and Honjo’s work have, er, not actually been developed yet.

There are drugs based on the work of Allison and Honjo at clinical trials stage, but clinical trials take many, many years before drugs actually arrive in the clinic and the vast majority of them do not make it that far. Read the small print with regard to the Life Saving Drugs under discussion – of the very small number which have been developed, ‘significant side effects’ have been a persistent problem and the proudest boast is that there is ONE person who is still alive 18 years after the trial. One person is not statistically significant…

In the words of Professor Charles Swanton, Cancer Research UK’s chief clinician and a senior scientist at the Francis Crick Institute in London: ‘Thanks to work from Allison and Honjo, patients now have real hope, with over a third of patients deriving long-term benefit and even cures from such therapies.’ This is Cancer Research UK’s best PR – ‘hope’, ‘over a third deriving long terms benefits’. ‘Even cures’? Er no, not yet Charlie and you know it. Furthermore, in this context Swanton is only talking about one form of cancer – metastatic melanoma. Swanton stated that ‘the discoveries had been transformational for understanding the potential of the human immune system to control or even eradicate tumours and blood cancers’. ‘UNDERSTANDING THE POTENTIAL‘. It’s great if you’re an immunologist, but this is not a Medical Miracle Which Has Cured Cancer.

There are reasons why this Nobel Prize has been surrounded by even more dishonest hype that usual. One of those reasons is the appearance of a blog which has named a number of those with links to these Nobel Prize winners as having been involved in large scale research fraud and the most shocking misconduct while Allison and Honjo were engaged in their transformational research in the 1980s and 90s. See eg. posts ‘A Cause Close To Our Hearts’, ‘I Don’t Believe It!’, ‘A Trabant That Wants To Be A Ferrari’, ‘Oh Lordy, It’s CR UK!’, ‘Reports of Death Were Greatly Exaggerated’,  ‘Apocalypse Now’, ‘Interesting Facts’ and ‘Now Then…’                      ‘

 

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Another reason is the enormous investment that various Gov’ts, including the UK Gov’t, have made in Cancer Research in recent years. The reason for this investment, certainly on the part of the British Gov’t, has been the dreadful outcomes of cancer patients in the UK. There is yet another report out this morning – with regard to cancer patients, the UK has poor diagnosis, poor access to treatment and people are dying earlier and at a greater rate than in many other European countries. On a global basis, progress in developing effective cancer therapies has slowed down so considerably that the Top Docs are looking a bit hopeless after all those decades of promises. So More Money is required. Not simply an admission that en masse research fraud and drug companies playing fast and loose with the results from clinical trials has remained unchecked for decades and is causing havoc.

Allison and Honjo are not based in the UK, but their field of research is international and there is much cross-fertilisation between them, their teams and people based in the UK.

One of those quoted in the media reports confirming what an all round great guy and wonderful harmonica player James Allison is, was Prof Sergio Quezada of UCL. Quezada, a graduate of Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, carried out his post-doc work with Allison in the US from 2004. In November 2011, Quezada joined the UCL’s Cancer Institute as Head of the Immune Regulation and Tumour Immunotherapy group. Quezada was a Cancer Research Institute fellow, 2005-08 and has recently been in receipt of a CR UK Career Development Fellowship. Since 2006, Quezada has been a young investigator member of the Millennium Nucleus on Immunology and Immunotherapy of the Chilean Ministry of Planning and has served as an external evaluator for the Chilean National Science and Technology Research Fund. UCL’s website tells us that data obtained from the studies carried out by Quezada’s research group ‘will not only inform the basic understanding of the immune response to malignancies but, in the context of the UCL Cancer Institute, will be used as a platform for the development of novel translational strategies in the clinic.’ So UCL could really benefit from this Nobel Prize if they play their cards right…

My posts ‘More Dogs That Didn’t Bark’ and ‘You Know I’m No Good…’ discussed how very helpful The London Clinic, some ‘independent experts’ of Top Doctors and then the British Gov’t, were to the Chilean mass murderer and torturer Augusto Pinochet when he arrived in London for surgery on his bad back in 1998, but found himself detained in The London Clinic under an international arrest warrant which had been obtained by a Spanish magistrate with the intention of extraditing Pinochet to stand trial for human rights abuses on Spanish citizens. Sergio Quezada is Chilean and retains excellent links with Chile. Pinochet remained as Commander-in-Chief of the Chilean Army until 1998. He was Senator for Life of Chile, 1998-2002.

He shut down parliament, suffocated political life, banned trade unions, and made Chile his sultanate. His government disappeared 3,200 opponents, arrested 30,000 (torturing thousands of them) … Pinochet’s name will forever be linked to the Desaparecidos, the Caravan of Death and the institutionalized torture that took place in the Villa Grimaldi complex.’ – Thor Halvorssen, President of the Human Rights Foundation, National Review. 

 

A brief look at UCL’s Cancer Institute’s webpages informs us that the Cancer Institute has collaborations with many who have been named on this blog as having done things that they should not have done. The Cancer Institute has a major collaboration with CR-UK. In 2015 CR-UK gave a £5 million Centres Network Accelerators Award to fund the UCL’s Cancer Research UK Centre involvement in a new initiative in cancer immunology and immunotherapy, building a network across various Cancer Centres in London. This will be led by Professor Henning Walczak, Scientific Director of the Cancer Research UK- UCL Centre and Professor of Cancer Biology at the UCL Cancer Institute.

The Network which the Centres Network Accelerators Award will accelerate consists of UCL, UCL Hospitals, the Royal Free Hospital, the Francis Crick Institute, King’s College London, Barts Cancer Institute, the Royal Marsden Hospital and the Institute of Cancer Research. Sergio Quezada was named as the Scientific Co-lead on the Cancer Immunotherapy Accelerator Award.

To summarise: Sergio’s former boss has just received the 2018 Nobel Prize for medicine. In 2015, Sergio, who was by then working at UCL, bagged £5 million from CR-UK to fund a line of research stemming directly from Sergio’s work with his former boss, yesterday’s Nobel prize winner. During 2016-17, this blog exposed many of Sergio’s colleagues in CR-UK as well as others as having been involved with serious research fraud and misconduct; I named people from Barts, the Royal Marsden and the Institute of Cancer Research in particular as participating in fraud in cancer research.

So this was a very fortuitous Nobel Prize for CR-UK and a number of institutions that were publicly disgraced in previous years with regard to their ‘cancer research’.

 

The current Director of the Bart’s Cancer Institute and lead of the Centre for Molecular Oncology is Nick Lemoine, Professor at Queen Mary University of London, who was appointed Director of Bart’s Cancer Institute in April 2004. Lemoine was educated at Abingdon School, 1971-76 before studying medicine at Bart’s, 1977-83. 

Abingdon is an impressive independent school in Oxfordshire, although parts of it sound rather like the public school satirised by Monty Python, in which boys are caught rubbing oil into the School Cormorant. In 1963, to mark the Quartercentenary of Abingdon School’s re-foundation, the Big Schoolroom was re-ordered as the Grundy Library (opened by HRH Ma’am Darling), together with erection of further buildings east of the Science Wing, the whole becoming known as Big School. In 1980, the Amey Theatre and Arts’ Centre was opened and the Sports Centre opened in 1984. Mercers Court was opened in 1994 by the Chancellor of Oxford University and Visitor of Pembroke College (which has historical connections with Abingdon School), Baron Woy Jenkins of Hillhead, a man who concealed much wrongdoing on the part of the Top Doctors, including the organised abuse of vulnerable people (see post ‘We’ve Been Expecting You…’). Woy died in 2003, but Woy was very big mates with someone who is still with us:

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One of Woy’s fellow travellers in the Gang Of Four is loathed by the whole planet (see post ‘We’ve Been Expecting You…’), except for Top Doctors who remain deeply loyal to him and who have let him remain in their societies, which is very wise of them in view of the amount of dirt that he has on some of the biggest names in medicine:

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Many Old Abingdonians have reached positions of influence. One of them who is just four years older than Nick Lemoine is Lord Francis Maude, who was Tory MP for North Warwickshire, 1983-92 and for Horsham, 1997-15. Maude was on the Gov’t front bench for 25 years. In recent years his posts have included: Chairman of the Conservative Party, 2005-07; Minister for the Cabinet Office and Paymaster General, 2010-15 and Minister of State for Trade and Investment, 2015-16, under PM David Cameron. Francis Maude is a criminal barrister, who before he became an MP was a Tory Councillor on Westminster Council and party to the illegal activities of Dame Shirley Porter when she led the Council. In 1984, Maude was appointed as PPS to Sir Peter Morrison in the Dept of Employment. Morrison was at the time abusing kids in care in north Wales and elsewhere.

Whilst he was in the Shadow Cabinet Maude was a non-executive Director of Jubilee Investment Trust plc, which held 21% of US porn star Jill Kelly’s DVD business. He was also Chair of Mission Marketing Group which advertised for Playboy and was Director of a company which profited from sub-prime mortgages.

Francis Maude extolled the virtues of family values.

 

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Francis Maude had a brother Charles, who died from HIV/AIDS in 1993, after becoming infected with HIV quite early on in the AIDS epidemic among gay men of the 1980s. Charles Maude was involved with London Lighthouse and supporting people with HIV from the mid-1980s. While Francis Maude went along with Thatcher’s homophobic nonsense and Section 28, he was well aware of the reality and he knew that many of those dying of HIV/AIDS were former kids in care who had been forced into sex work by gangs like Dafydd’s, while they were in care.

See post ‘Disgusting Of Tunbridge Wells And A Few Equally Disgusting Others’ for more details on Francis Maude and his circles.

 

Could a Nobel Prize have possibly been won on the the playing fields of Abingdon?

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And here’s the Abingdon Cormorant:

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When Nick Lemoine was a medical student at Bart’s that institution was still very much run by mates and umbrellas of Dafydd’s. Dafydd’s mate Professor Linford Rees, the dad of 1970s sex symbol Angharad Rees, led the first professorial Department of Psychological Medicine at Bart’s. Rees was parked at Bart’s from 1996 onwards, throughout the duration of the Waterhouse Inquiry. See post ‘A Galaxy Of Talent’ for details of the extensive network of Linford and his celebrity friends and relatives.

 

The website of Bart’s Cancer Institute still lists Professor Sir Nicholas Wright MD PhD DSc FRCS FRCP FRCPath FMedSci as the lead in their  Centre for Tumour Biology and as being a Fellow of the Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College. We are told that for 2012-2017, Nick Wright was funded by a £560,547 CR UK Programme grant. Nick Wright has occupied some of the most senior positions in CR UK for many years, including that of Head of the Histopathology Unit at CR UK. Wright’s wiki is still stating that he has been Warden of Bart’s and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry since 2001. Nick Wright was the Head and Prof of the Dept at Royal Postgraduate Medical School/Hammersmith Hospital when I did my MSc there in 1986-87. He was overtly racist in a good old fashioned ‘I hate the bastards’ way, none of your just being a bit un-PC for our Nick; he punched a technician in a Top Docs vs Technicians rugby match for being a pleb who had the temerity to tackle the Head of Dept and Prof; I was told repeatedly that Wright and his colleagues had committed major research fraud; and an academic from Liverpool who spent a year working with Nick Wright and his team with a view to a long term collaboration walked away saying that Wright et al were ‘a bunch of crooks’ and that he wasn’t going to touch them. Since I began this blog I have been told that Dafydd et al were in contact with Hammersmith while I was a student of Wright’s and that a few people at Hammersmith did very nicely out of agreeing to keep quiet about what was happening to me at the hands of Dafydd et al, who unlawfully arrested and imprisoned me in the middle of that MSc.

I note that Nick Wright did his initial training at Durham/Newcastle-upon-Tyne University, the stronghold of the paedophile gang in the north east, which supplied staff and children to Dafydd’s gang in north Wales for many years. See previous posts. The Bastard Of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Lord John Walton, served as one of Dafydd’s biggest umbrellas for many years, including in Walton’s capacity as: President of the BMA, 1980-82; President of the GMC, 1982-89; Warden of Green College, Oxford, 1983-89; President of the Royal Society of Medicine, 1984-86 (see post ‘Little Things Hitting Each Other’). Professor Eric Sunderland, a well-camouflaged paedophiles’ friend, had been summoned down from his senior position at Durham University to become Principal of UCNW (Bangor University) when Dafydd et al sent up a Paedophiles In Distress Flare in 1984, just two years before I began the MSc at Hammersmith.

Readers can discover more about Nick Wright and his mates’ activities by reading previous posts.

Guess who worked at RPMS/Hammersmith Hospital as an Imperial Cancer Research Fund Clinician Scientist, 1989-96? Nick Lemoine! Better still, Nick Lemoine worked for the ICRF under Sir Walter Bodmer, when Bodmer and the ICRF became embroiled in the massive 1990 Bristol Cancer Centre/Clair Chilvers research fraud scandal which involved a friend and former colleague of Dr Tony Francis ie. Dr Peter Mcguire and resulted in the (presumed) suicide of Professor Tim McElwain. See posts ‘Reports Of Death Were Greatly Exaggerated’ and ‘Apocalypse Now’.

Nasty business wasn’t it Prof Lemoine? Never mind, I see that you’ve Moved On!

In an interview given by Nick in which he remembers his happy days working with Walter Bodmer, Nick remembers that Bodmer ‘asked me what my ‘big challenge’ was going to be – to which I replied: “Defining the causes of pancreatic cancer and coming up with a treatment.” Now, 20 years later, we have the tools to apply our knowledge of genetics and molecules to the early diagnosis of pancreatic cancer, offering patients hope of containing the disease so that it does not spread around the body.’

There’s more hope for those ever desperate patients then! They’ll need it if they develop pancreatic cancer, by the time that it’s diagnosed the patient usually only has months to live. It’s a nasty one. At Hammersmith in 1986-87, the message was that if you develop a cancer, you really don’t want it to be pancreatic cancer. If you’re male, testicular cancer is not too traumatic, it has a very high survival rate. Which is why Mike Peters, the rock star who lives in north Wales, has served as such a rich stream of good PR for the Top Docs and butchers of that region, who’s clinical outcomes are some of the worst in Europe. Mike Peters of ‘The Alarm’ plays another gig to say thank you to the Top Docs who Saved His Life! I can understand why Mike is grateful to still be with us, but it may not have had a great deal to do with the excellence of the Top Docs of north Wales. Whoever treated Mike would have had to have been as bad as Dafydd to have not seen him through that. It’s difficult to get it wrong Mike, the testes are outside of the abdominal cavity, at a safe distance, so the cancer doesn’t metastasize. Not unless you are very, very unlucky.

Nick mentions in his interview that after spells of working in different hospitals, he returned to Bart’s, ‘where it all started for me. I never expected to come back here, but it’s a pleasure as we’re blessed with a fantastic new cancer hospital which has great facilities for both research and patient care. Bart’s medical school is also really committed to pancreatic cancer and we have recruited some real stars to focus on new treatments for this disease.’

So Nick didn’t expect to return to Bart’s – I wonder why? There will also no doubt be a few interesting reasons as to why Nick did return to Bart’s in 2004 from his position as Director of the CR UK Medical Oncology Unit at Imperial. The Imperial College which by that time had merged with Hammersmith Hospital as a result of Lord Brian Flowers’ political muscle and Flowers’ desire to transform Imperial into something earth shattering and of course world leading. The Lord Brian Flowers who concealed research fraud, organised abuse and much other wrongdoing in the various institutions which made up London University. See previous posts. The Lord Brian Flowers who came from Swansea and who remained loyal to his old muckers in Wales…

One also wonders why and how Bart’s got the fantastic new cancer hospital to which Nick refers. Particularly as Bart’s was earmarked for closure for many, many years, until well into the 1990s and the Top Docs of Bart’s did a great deal of loud squealing and called in global reinforcements to keep themselves in business. John Smith, then the Leader of the Labour Party died when Bart’s were unable to revive him after that heart attack of his in July 1994. The Top Doc who found that poor old Smith couldn’t be helped was the very same Top Doc who just three weeks previously, had shown Smith around Bart’s and explained that it would be a great pity if Bart’s or indeed any part of Bart’s were to close (see previous posts). In much the same way that Dafydd told me on the phone in 1987 that it would be a ‘great pity’ if ‘you were to be detained in Risley Remand Centre’. I just presumed that Dafydd had gone completely nuts because I was living in Leicester at the time and had committed no such crime that could ever have landed me in Risley Remand Centre. Brown heard the call and said ‘he’s trying to threaten you’. Weeks later I was arrested after Dafydd et al tried to frame me for ‘attempting to stab a doctor’. The only reason why I didn’t end up in Risley was that Sgt Morgan in Bangor Police Station and Jeff Crowther, a nursing officer at Ysbyty Gwynedd, didn’t tell as many lies as they were required to tell. Documents now in my possession demonstrate that Dafydd et al had the whole thing planned months in advance and that Risley Remand Centre, David Ewart of the Mental Health Act Commission, Ysbyty Gwynedd and Clwyd Health Authority were all fully on board with the plan. See previous posts.

Fings Break you see, as John Smith soon discovered.

 

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So where were the pastures new for which Nick Lemoine headed after he had graduated from Bart’s? Nick went to the Welsh National School of Medicine, Cardiff University! He was a lecturer in pathology there, Aug 1985-Dec 1988. Which was when my friend Clare Cheek was a student and then a house officer at the Welsh National School of Medicine and when we used to visit each other! Or at least Clare was my friend until it was made very clear to her that she had better stop listening to what was happening to me in north Wales if she wanted to continue in her career as a Top Doc…

I have detailed in previous posts the very great wrongdoing which prevailed at the Welsh National School of Medicine during the years when Nick worked there. Much of the wrongdoing stemmed from the key role that the Welsh National School of Medicine and the wider Cardiff University were playing in concealing the crimes of the paedophile Labour MP for Cardiff West and Speaker of the House George Thomas – who in 1983, thanks to his friend Thatch, became Viscount Tonypandy (see post ‘It Wasn’t On Our Radar’) – as well as the crimes of Dafydd et al in north Wales.

Surely this must be a coincidence, but it was just before Aug 1985 that I began approaching politicians about the wrongdoing of the Top Docs in north Wales. So Nick rocked up in Cardiff right on cue! I don’t know about Nick Lemoine, but here are a just a few of the people who did know about me and about the many crimes of George Thomas and Dafydd’s gang:

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Not that I had any idea at all that I was so famous at the time…

 

When Nick Lemoine first went to work at Cardiff, Professor Sir William Asscher was still working as a nephrologist there. In Dec 1986 Prof Ollie Brooke of St George’s Hospital Medical School was imprisoned for the possession of child porn. Ollie was a big name in the pan-European paedophile/trafficking ring of which Dafydd et al were a part and gosh did the Paedophiles In Distress send out an alert. The head of the Dean of St George’s rolled and he was replaced by William Asscher, who was called to London to help out those High Society traffickers and to take over as Dean of St George’s… Not that Asscher ever waved goodbye to his pals in Wales. He continued to keep a home in south Wales and he returned to live there full time when he retired from St George’s.

By the time that Nick left Cardiff in Dec 1988, I had worked with his pals at Hammersmith and for the Cancer Research Campaign labs at Nottingham University, where there was yet more research fraud in progress – in collaboration with a US drugs company to be precise – and I was working for the Cancer Research Campaign at the University of Surrey, for Prof Vincent Marks. Vincent’s brother was Dr John Marks, the then President of the BMA, who was locked in battle with Ken Clarke and the Tory Gov’t. They really hated each other, but as everyone concerned was concealing the crimes of Dafydd and the Westminster Paedophile Ring, it all ended in stalemate. Nick Lemoine knows some of the people whom I knew at Surrey!

After Nick left Cardiff, he joined the crowd at Hammersmith and Sir Walter Bodmer. In 1997 Nick became Director of CR UK Medical Oncology at Imperial College; Imperial by that time encompassed Hammersmith…

In 2004 Nick felt the call of Bart’s and their fantastic new cancer hospital.

Nick went from strength to strength once he was back at the once-doomed Bart’s. He was Clinical Director for the Central and East London Comprehensive Local Research Network and the NIHR Clinical Research Network, 2007-14, which included three biomedical research centres ie. UCL, Great Ormond Street Hospital and Moorfields Eye Hospital. UCL and GOSH were both institutions which concealed organised abuse.

Nick Lemoine was the Clinical Director of the Cancer Clinical Academic Unit at Bart’s, July 2008-Sept 2012. In Jan 2012 Nick became the Chair of the Challenge Awards Panel for the NIHR i4i Programme, a post in which he remains at present. In July 2012 he was appointed Director of Research and Development for the Cancer and Surgery Clinical Academic Group at Bart’s, another post in which he remains. In May 2014, Nick became Medical Director of the clinical Research Network, yet another post in which he remains. Since 2015 Lemoine has been a Visiting Professor and Consultant Executive of the Academy of Medical Sciences at Zhenghon University, China.

Since April 2015 Nick Lemoine has Chaired the Board of Trustees at the Medical Research Foundation; he has been a Trustee since 2008. Nick was appointed as Chair of the MRF by the MRC. The Chief Executive of the MRC when Nick was appointed as Chair of the MRF was Professor Sir John Savill. Savill is a nephrologist – he will have known William Asscher – who is an Honorary Consultant Physician and Nephrologist with the Lothian University Hospitals Division. He is a member of the Lothian Health Board and Chairs its Service Redesign Committee. Savill was Head of the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine and a Vice Principal of the University of Edinburgh. Savill’s research interest is in immunology and he completed his PhD on this in 1981 – at Hammersmith Hospital. Savill’s salary as Chief Exec of the MRC was between £170,000 and £174,999.

The Chair of the MRC – and who still is Chair – when Nick Lemoine was given that job as Chair of the MRF was Donald Brydon. Brydon knows plenty about medical research, being Chair of the London Stock Exchange. He is not even a Chair of the London Stock Exchange who has done a stint at Hammersmith Hospital. No, Brydon is a maths graduate of Edinburgh University. When he was at Edinburgh Brydon was Chairman of the University’s Conservative Association alongside Malcolm Rifkind as Secretary, with whom Brydon had been at school ie. at George Watson’s College. Brydon was also elected President of Edinburgh University Union. Brydon remained in Edinburgh to teach at the University for several years after graduation. So he’ll know a Gordon Brown who was an undergrad at Edinburgh, then a PhD student and was also elected as Rector. The Gordon who was PM, 2007-10. 

In 1977 Brydon began a 20-year career working at Barclay’s during which time he became Chairman and Chief Executive of the company’s investment arm, BZW Investment Management. From 1997 to 2002 Brydon was Chief Executive Officer at AXA Investment Managers SA. 

Brydon has also been Chairman of Royal Mail, Smiths Group, the London Metal Exchange, Amersham plc, Taylor Nelson Sofres, ifs School of Finance and EveryChild. Brydon has been a Director of Allied Domecq and Scottish Power.

EveryChild was an international development charity based in the UK, which dealt with children’s rights in particular the protection and aid for children growing up without parental care or family. In 2014, EveryChild worked with many of its former local partners and other grassroots organisations to create Family for Every Child; a global alliance of 27 local organisations working together to help vulnerable children and families. So Donald Brydon was tasked with keeping such kids out of the hands of trafficking gangs etc…

Who ever decided that a senior manager of Barclays would know anything about what is needed to achieve that?

 

Brydon resigned from the Royal Mail Group in 2015 to become Chairman of the London Stock Exchange Group. As Chairman of the Royal Mail, Brydon was paid an annual salary of £200,000 for working two days a week. Whilst in office for a period of six years Brydon oversaw the privatisation of the 499-year-old institution.Which I seem to remember was an idea conjured up by Mandy. Before Mandy and Miranda even try to explain Brydon’s salary when he was Chairman of Royal Mail, perhaps they’d like to tell me why, when Brydon was Chairman and at previous times as well, letters to me were opened before they went through my letter box. Letters from my lawyers who were handling my case against the North West Wales NHS Trust to be precise. It is a criminal offence to interfere with the Royal Mail, posties can be imprisoned for doing that and furthermore I have been told recently that some staff of the Royal Mail were/are required to sign the Official Secrets Act, such are the (alleged) precautions re intercepting the mail.

Furthermore, many years ago when I was living in Harringay in 1987, studying at Hammersmith and under attack by the north London gang linked to Dafydd’s, there was a spate of interfering with my mail. At one point, someone sent me my birth certificate through the post and that was one of the items which disappeared. I have always wondered whether a few people have been married in my name or whether a drugs mule is in possession of a passport and claims to be me. Having said that, Dafydd has been doing fake IDs for ages and as for criminal records, well my PNC was unlawfully altered to show convictions against my name for offences that I was never even charged with, so I won’t lose any sleep over that birth certificate. All to be expected by someone who has tangled with the Top Doctors.

The other letter that definitely was intercepted, read and forwarded onto me was back in 1988. I had applied for a research job in neuroscience in the Vet Science Dept at Edinburgh University – John Savill was probably running the place at the time – and their reply to me had gone for a little walk…

Donald Brydon is also Chairman of the Sage Group.

The only thing linked to medical research that Brydon has any knowledge of at all is how to create a demand for and market pharmaceutical products, in which he will have excelled at Amersham plc, which in 1982 was the first privatisation carried out by Thatch. Ah – but that is now what Gov’ts idea of medical research is all about isn’t it…

When I worked in biomedical research, a great many people were keen to get jobs with Amersham International, as it was then called. It was a magnet because the salaries were much higher than in universities. But then people would find that in their role as research scientists at Amersham, it wasn’t the science which was prioritised…

 

The website of the Medical Research Foundation tells us: ‘We exist to advance medical research, improve human health and change people’s lives’ and that ‘The Medical Research Foundation is an independent charitable foundation. Formed by the MRC, we grow and nurture people and ideas wherever we see research opportunities with great potential.’ The MRF also boasts that the heritage of the MRF ‘is remarkable: scientists associated with the MRC have received a total of 29 Nobel Prizes.’

Well as the whole process is rigged and simply involves people doing favours for their mates and everything possible to ensure that the Nobel Prizes are given to the people who’s work has already been identified – on the basis of previous nepotism and cronyism – to be worthy of investment by the MRC and its friends, that is hardly surprising is it.

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Nick Lemoine is also Director of Research & Development for Cancer at Bart’s Health NHS Trust and the Medical Director of the National Institute for Health Research Clinical Research Network for England. He is a member of the NIHR Strategy Board and chairs the NIHR Invention for Innovation Challenge Panel. He is currently a Non-Executive Director of the Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and is a Visiting Professor at the Academy of Medical Sciences of Zhengzhou University in China.

Nick has served as Chair of the Clinical Training and Career Development Panel at the Medical Research Council, and as Vice-Chair of the MRC Stratified Medicine Expert Panel. He has previously served as Chair of the MRC Stem Cell Strategic Grant and Fellowship Panels and has been a member of the MRC’s Molecular & Cellular Medicine Board. Lemoine chairs scientific advisory and grant award committees for a number of medical charities, including Diabetes UK, Prostate Cancer UK, Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund and Pancreatic Cancer UK.

Nick Lemoine was elected as a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences in 2006 and as a Foreign Academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineers in 2017.

As well as Nick Lemoine’s mate Sergio Quezada, Allison’s former post-doc, someone else was all over the media commenting on the richly deserving Nobel Prize winners ie. one Professor Dan Davis. Dan Davies wrote the book ‘The Beautiful Cure’, ‘which describes the work which led to this Nobel Prize’. Yet the work is not a ‘cure’, beautiful or otherwise. Dan himself admitted of the ‘cure’: ‘It doesn’t work for everyone but lives have been saved…I think this is just the tip of the iceberg – many more medicines like this are on the horizon’. Yet no-one is sure IF lives have been saved; one person has lived a long time after taking The Beautiful Cure, a number of other people ‘benefited’ but suffered ‘significant’ side effects and that was the best that the much hyped PR could boast of. Never mind, if Dan wrote that book, it  suggests that he had plenty invested in The Beautiful Cure and he’ll be delighted to have heard who won the Nobel.

Who is Dan Davis? He’s the Professor of Immunology at Manchester University and is currently the Director of Research in the Manchester Collaborative Centre for Inflammation Research. Unusually, Dan did not train as a Top Doctor or a biomedical scientist, he is a physicist. After obtaining his PhD in physics at Strathclyde University, Glasgow, Dan began studying the immune system at Harvard University with Jack Strominger.

Prior to working at Manchester University, Dan Davis was the Head of the Immunology Section at Imperial College London. So somehow this physicist found himself in a senior position with the contingent from Hammersmith who had metamorphosed into Global Leaders under Lord Brian Flowers… Brian Flowers was of course a physicist himself who spent years of his career at Manchester as well as Imperial. As well as being Rector of Imperial, 1973-85 and VC of London University, 1985-90, Brian Flowers was VC of Manchester University, 1994-2001.

Dan Davis did his first degree – in physics – at Manchester University. He graduated in 1992. I think that Dan knows or used to know my former neighbour and landlord’s daughter, Gwen Parry-Jones! Gwen was doing her degree in physics at Manchester at the same time as Dan. I blogged about Gwen and her family in my post ‘Tan yn Llyn’. I and my friends lived in Gwen’s parents’ house  on Anglesey for the years when Dafydd et al first declared war on us. Dr D.G.E. Wood lived down the road, the village was full of Top Docs and Angels and Gwen’s dad Gwilym Parry-Jones was formerly a lecturer at UCNW when the institution was run by Dafydd and the trafficking gang. Gwen’s younger brother Adrian is a Top Doctor at Manchester University! I have been told that Gwen’s family were leaned upon by the Top Doctors and were duly rewarded when they succumbed…

Gwen was featured on BBC News Wales online today! Gwen is now the Executive Director of Horizon, who are responsible for the Wylfa Nuclear Power Station Project on Anglesey and she was featured on the BBC as an Inspirational Role Model to girls and wimmin! The girls whom Gwen is inspiring might be interested to know why Gwen did a degree in physics. It was because she did so badly in her A levels that she couldn’t take up the place that she had been offered at Manchester to do medicine. Her dad Gwilym rang them up and begged, but no, they were not going to have Gwen with those very poor A levels. So Gwilym – who was also a physicist – rang the physics Dept in Manchester and because no-one wanted to do physics, there was lots of spare places and Gwen was in!

What a pity that Dafydd hadn’t illegally imprisoned me by the time that you did your A levels Gwen! Manchester Medical School would have let you in then, no problem. Never mind, you and your family benefited from it in subsequent years, so you didn’t miss out too badly.

 

Predators: Much as I am enjoying exposing you all online, indeed I haven’t had such a laugh for years, I think that you ought to wake up to the fact that this is not going to go away. You have all been very, very naughty and appearing on the BBC and giving yourselves Nobel Prizes is not going to resolve this. You are in very, very deep doo doo. I’m not quite sure when Krakatoa will erupt, but believe me it will sooner or later.

 

Gwen’s mate Dan Davis spent the years of the Waterhouse Inquiry as a post doctoral Research Fellow at Harvard. Very wise Dan. ‘I know nuzzing’. Then Dan returned to the embrace of Dafydd’s associates at Imperial and reached the very top…

Professor Dan – his research interest is in Natural Killer Cells – also known as T cells:

 

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Dan is also Visiting Professor at Imperial College. The Manchester Collaborative Centre for Inflammation Research – the research institute of which Dan is Director – is funded by the University of Manchester, AstraZeneca and GSK.

Professor Dan became a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences in 2011. He currently holds a Wellcome Trust Investigator Award. He is also the author of a popular-level science book ‘ The Compatibility Gene’ (Penguin, 2014) which was picked by Bill Bryson as a Guardian Book of the Year. Don’t tell me that Bill Bryson knows what happened to me at the hands of Dafydd et al as well… Are you a specialist in Natural Killers as well Mr Bryson?

Bill Bryson is an American journo who loves Little Britain so much that he has been resident here for many years. He first visited the UK in 1973 and decided to stay after landing a job working in a psychiatric hospital – the now defunct Holloway Sanatorium in Virginia Water, Surrey. Bill met an Angel there, Cynthia, whom he married in 1975. Jesus, perhaps Bill Bryson does know Dafydd. Bill definitely knew the sort of things that happened to psych patients and he hasn’t ever told all either. Bryson wrote about Holloway Sanatorium in his book ‘Notes From A Small Island’ and recorded that the Sanatorium had a charm about it because ‘it was full of wandering lunatics’. Bryson worked at the Sanatorium in 1973 as a janitor on Tuke Ward. He mentions the ward as home to ‘long-stay male patients in a state of arrested insanity’. According to Bryson, the place was one of the most extraordinary communities in England. Many patients were allowed to wander freely down to the shops and back, mingling on equal terms with the locals, who affectionately referred to the institution as ‘the sanny’.

Yes Bill and the patients whom you didn’t write about were in there because they had knowledge of very serious wrongdoing. As might have the harmless loonies whom you did acknowledge but they were out and about because they had been sufficiently destroyed by their ‘care and treatment’ not to pose a threat to the reputations of the Top Docs or anyone else…

Bill: Patient F originally came from Surrey. The loonies from down there had dynamite – the lowdown on who was supplying underaged sex workers and drugs to rock stars and other celebs and the circumstances of the deaths of people like Brian Jones and Jimi Hendrix (see eg. post ‘Killing Floor – I Know Cos I Was There!’ and other posts…).

Bill Bryson lived in Kirkby Malham in North Yorkshire in the 1980s and 90s. He knew about Savile and the trafficking ring there….

Bill mingles with the best. In November 2006, Bryson interviewed the then British PM Miranda, on the state of science and education. You should have asked him what the hell was going on at Bangor University Bill, you interviewed Miranda just months after the brother-in-law of Miranda’s policy adviser John McTernan nicked my computer.

In 2005 Bryson was appointed Chancellor of Durham University. Here he is in his glad rags:

 

 

Bryson was elected an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society in 2013, becoming the first non-Briton upon whom this honour has been conferred. Well I wonder how Bill managed that? His biography at the Royal Society reads: ‘Bill Bryson is a popular author who is driven by a deep curiosity for the world we live in. Bill’s books and lectures demonstrate an abiding love for science and an appreciation for its social importance. His international bestseller, A Short History of Nearly Everything (2003), is widely acclaimed for its accessible communication of science and has since been adapted for children.’

The things that Bill didn’t manage to include in his volume ‘A Short History Of Nearly Everything’ may be read on this blog.

 

It’s just as well that people who are linked to Dafydd’s network of umbrellas have won the Nobel Prize with their Beautiful Cure, because the Nobels this year have been rather tainted by the goings-on in relation to the Nobel Prize for Literature. Unfortunately it has been scrapped for 2018 as a result of one of those involved, Jean-Claude Arnault, being convicted of rape and sentenced to two years in prison days before Allison and Honjo were awarded their Nobel Prize. Jean-Claude wasn’t due to receive a Nobel Prize himself, but he styled himself as the Swedish Academy’s ’19th member’ and was married to Academy member Katarina Frostenson, a poet and playwright. The scandal involving Jean-Claude caused seven members of the Academy to stand down, including Katarina, as well as the Academy’s permanent secretary, Sara Danius.

For many years, Arnault and Frostenson ran Forum, a club in Stockholm that showcased exhibitions and readings by prominent cultural personalities including Nobel laureates. The club was partly funded by the Swedish Academy, prompting secondary allegations of a conflict of interest. As the scandal unfolded, it was reported that an internal investigation by the Academy had concluded that Arnault may have leaked the names of seven Nobel literature laureates – the subject of heavy betting – in advance of their announcement, including those of Bob Dylan in 2016 and Harold Pinter in 2005. The Harold Pinter who was married to Lord Longford’s daughter, Lady Antonia. Lord Longford and many members of his family and network knew a great deal about Dafydd, organised abuse, the Westminster Paedophile Ring and the wrongful imprisonment of witnesses (see post ‘Comedies Of Menace’).

The scandal first erupted last November when the Dagens Nyheter newspaper published detailed allegations by 18 women accusing Arnault – who describes himself as a photographer – of rape, sexual harassment, physical abuse and harassment over a period of more than 20 years, in Sweden and France. Eight women filed formal complaints, but all bar one of the cases were subsequently dropped for lack of evidence or because they had exceeded the statute of limitations. The woman in the case that came to trial – a writer and academic – told police of the 2011 assaults a few days after the Dagens Nyheter report was published, saying she had not come forward earlier because Jean-Claude Arnault was a good friend of her manager…

 

After finding out who were the colleagues of the Nobel Prize winner James Allison, imagine my delight when I read on ‘The Guardian’ online that an old favourite of this blog has won the Royal Society Prize for the Science Book of the Year – Sarah-Jayne Blakemore, daughter of Mr Oxford University, Mr Cambridge University and Mr MRC. I blogged about Sarah-Jayne in previous posts (eg. ‘They Are MYRIAD, They Are Legion’) and provided details of a number of her colleagues and mentors who either knew about Dafydd and the gang and remained silent or actively concealed their crimes.

Some of Sarah-Jayne’s colleagues have even worked with Dafydd, such as Professor Mark Williams, who recently collaborated with Sarah-Jayne on a Wellcome funded project in an attempt to demonstrate that Mindfulness not only ‘works’ but can be demonstrated to work by scanning people’s brains and other such techniques. Mindfulness was a research fraud perpetrated by Mark Williams in the late 1980s when Williams worked as a clinical psychologist in north Wales with Dafydd and the paedophile gang. Early editions of Williams’s books had acknowledgements to social worker Keith Fearns, one of those who perjured himself in court in an attempt to have me imprisoned. Williams co-authored with Judith Soulsby, another colleague of the people traffickers who will never be forgotten by all who encountered her and with Isobel Hargreaves, who was married to Ralph Oxley, a botanist at Bangor University who in turn worked with Chris Wood, the wife of Dr D.G.E Wood. They all peopled Bangor University when Dafydd and the gang ran the place. Most of Williams’s patients who’s miraculous recoveries formed the basis of his publications are now dead and many of them died shortly after Williams told the world that he was working Miracles in that sleepy little corner of Wales which was run by a bunch of gangsters. Mark Williams made it known in north Wales that he wanted a Chair at Oxford years ago – at about the time of the Waterhouse Report. See post ‘The Biggest Expert Of The Lot’.

Sarah-Jayne Blakemore is the Prof of Cognitive Neuroscience at UCL. Her network of friends and colleagues hold many positions on grant awarding bodies, as does Sarah-Jayne herself, including on the Wellcome Trust. Sarah-Jayne is continuing a family tradition. Colin Blakemore was Chief Exec of the MRC, 2003-07, which was when many of Sarah-Jayne’s colleagues received funding from the MRC.

Colin Blakemore succeeded Professor Sir George Radda as the Chief Exec of the MRC, with an annual budget of more than £700 million. The reputation of the MRC had been damaged by what was perceived as financial mismanagement, the introduction of unpopular funding schemes and a lack of transparency in its dealings with researchers. Blakemore launched a national roadshow to consult the scientific community and quickly changed the mechanisms for handling funds, rationalised the grant schemes, introduced new forms of support for young researchers and overhauled the communications policies of the MRC. He maintained his research activity at Oxford University during his period of office.

Blakemore argued for a stronger commitment to clinical research and to the translation of basic research into benefits for patients. These actions anticipated Sir David Cooksey’s 2006 “Review of UK Health Research Funding”, which resulted in closer working between the MRC and the Departments of Health, but which recommended that “funding levels for basic science should be sustained”. In the Comprehensive Spending Review at the end of Blakemore’s term of office, the budget of the MRC was increased by more than one third over three years. He was succeeded at the MRC by Leszek Borysiewicz.

On the completion of his appointment at the MRC in 2007, Colin Blakemore returned to the Chair of Neuroscience at Oxford before his appointment at the University of London in 2012.

Sarah-Jayne did her first degree at Oxford University and her PhD at UCL. She received much funding from the Royal Society as a post-doc.

 

Soon after Colin Blakemore’s appointment to the MRC, ‘The Sunday Times’ published a leaked British Cabinet Office document that suggested he was deemed unsuitable for inclusion in the 2004 New Year’s Honours List because of his research on animals – research considered “controversial” by a British Gov’t committee that oversees matters of science and technology despite being widely supported by political leaders and the public. Colin Blakemore was hated by animal rights activists, some of whom tried to kill him. However Blakemore’s research was also considered to be very dodgy by his fellow researchers. I was told in 1990 by a neurosurgeon who had worked with Blakemore at Cambridge that Blakemore’s research was cruel and could not be justified. This was a man who was very au fait with animal work and had done it himself.

I have never met Colin Blakemore, but I did meet some medical researchers who made it quite clear that they should be allowed to do whatever they wanted to animals in their labs and that no-one else even had the right to comment. Some of the experiments carried out by the Royal College of Surgeons, the Institute of Psychiatry and places like the Huntingdon Institute were downright cruel and many medical researchers themselves were of the opinion that they should have been stopped.

After Blakemore discovered that he had been blacklisted for an honour, he threatened to resign from the MRC, suggesting in interviews that his position as Chief Executive was now untenable:

It’s a matter of principle. The mission statement of the MRC is explicit. There’s a specific commitment to talk to the public about issues in medical research. How can I now go to our scientists, and ask them to risk talking about animal research, when there now appears to be evidence that in secret the government disapproves it, even though in public they’ve strongly encouraged it?

A Parliamentary inquiry investigating the matter implicated the Science and Technology Committee Chaired by Sir Richard Mottram. After expressions of support for animal experimentation from then PM Miranda; Chief Scientific Adviser David King; Minister for Science Lord Sainsbury; and the wider scientific community, Blakemore withdrew his threat to resign.

Miranda knows nothing about the use of animals in research and would have said whatever was convenient and Lord David Sainsbury was notorious for being a man who in return for huge donations to the Labour Party was given a job as Science Minister. Lord Sainsbury formulated mental health policy under Blair by the same method and after giving over £100 million to Cambridge University, Sainsbury was appointed Chancellor. More recently David Sainsbury has been bank rolling neuroscience research at UCL. See post ‘Inside Information About A Hergest Unit Death’.

People who have been part of the Science and Technology Committee are not always the ethical men/wimmin of science whom one would hope to find on that Committee. Stars have included Dafydd’s mate the Bastard of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne who laughably also Chaired the Medical Ethics Committee, 1993-94, while witnesses to the crimes of Dafydd’s gang were found dead:

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 In a House of Lords debate in 2015. Christ, imagine that looming over your bedside after you’ve just had neurosurgery. I bet that there was some butchery in Newcastle that had to be concealed.

 

Lord Bob has also been a leading light on the Science and Technology Select Committee:

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Lord Bob is media friendly but Lord Bob knew about the trafficking gang that was being facilitated by Prof Geoffrey Chamberlain et al at St George’s and the rest of the wrongdoing by Chamberlain et al (see post ‘Now Then…’); he knew about dear old Dafydd and the cartel of Top Doctors who unlawfully denied women in north Wales terminations and forced them into the hands of a dodgy private abortionist in Chester (see post ‘I Predict A Riot’ and ‘It’s Bachman Turner Overdrive – Not Arf’); and Lord Bob also passed an unhinged sexual harasser whom he unwittingly employed as a junior doctor onto Chamberlain’s team, Lord Bob obviously believing that the sexual harasser would feel at home there. The sexual harasser surpassed himself by having sex with a research assistant, in the lab, while telling her how much he wanted to shag one of the other research assistants. Who, when she heard about it, told me that under no circumstances would she be having sex with him. Chamberlain in turn passed the harassing shagger  onto someone else. Richard Penketh, the harassing shagger in question, ended up working as a Top Doctor in Cardiff, where Dr Brian Gibbons, the Welsh Gov’t Health Minister who concealed the crimes of Dafydd et al, gave him an award for excellence.

Ah, the doctors they were wonderful!

I remember you well Penketh! As no doubt does every other female under the age of 40 who has ever made your acquaintance.

Richard can now be found advertising his services as a Top Doctor who works for Spire Healthcare.

Here’s Penketh, picking up yet another award!

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Colin Blakemore finally bagged his K in 2014, so there was a happy ending.

And now Sarah-Jayne has won the Royal Society Prize!

Sarah-Jayne’s book is called, most appropriately, ‘Inventing Ourselves’. Which is pretty much what they have all done. They’ve given each other big grants and prizes, they’ve supplied rave reviews for each other’s books, they’ve invited each other onto media programmes and by such strategies, they have all become ‘experts’ and ‘leaders in their fields’. People despair of the cronyism and nepotism in institutions like Bangor and Aberystwyth Universities and I can understand why, but nothing, nothing at all, beats the Top Doctors in the London-Oxford-Cambridge triangle. Furthermore they are the ones who are at the top of CR-UK, the MRC and the Wellcome Trust and who end up sitting in the Lords.

 

I won’t dwell at length on Sarah-Jayne and her dad in this post, readers can read all about them in previous posts. However, I am interested in the judges who awarded Sarah-Jayne her prize.

The Chair of the panel of judges was Professor Dame Frances Ashcroft, who stated that ‘Inventing Ourselves’ is ‘truly a book that everyone should read’. Frances Ashcroft is the Royal Society GlaxoSmithKline Professor of Physiology at Oxford. Gosh, I wonder who funded that Chair. Frances Ashcroft holds Bachelors and Postgrad degrees from Cambridge and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1999. Ashcroft is the Director of OXION, a training and research programme on the integrative physiology of ion channels, funded by the Wellcome Trust.

Dame Frances has rubbed shoulders with a few of those we know and love on her journey upwards and not just Sarah-Jayne’s dad either. Frances Ashcroft went to Talbot Heath School, an independent school for girls in Bournemouth. Famous old girls include Dr Death’s mate Shirl. Ashcroft undertook post-doc work at Leicester University in the late 1970s, when that institution was heaving with people concealing the organised abuse gang in Leicester of which Greville Janner was alleged to be a member and which had links with Dafydd. The medical school at Leicester in particular was up to its eyes in it, as was the Dean of Leicester Medical School, Lord Robert Kilpatrick, who, like Lord John Walton, Chaired the GMC and loyally served Dafydd and his associates in that capacity. See previous posts.

Frances Ashcroft was one of five 2012 winners of the L’Oreal UNESCO Award for Women In Science. Because she’s worth it! Look, she has lovely hair and ooh I do like that dress as well, black goes well on her but you wouldn’t wear it in the daytime though would you and that necklace is nice, just right, understated oooh classy. Do you know I think that I recognise Frances, I’m sure that I met her when I was carrying out my post-doc work in Laboratoire Garnier.

 

 

Ashcroft is a woman of many talents and appeared (as a diner) on Masterchef during the 2011 series, along with several other Fellows of the Royal Society. Their taste buds are of superior quality to the taste buds of the lower orders, which is why the Fellows of the Royal Society were invited to taste the grub rather than the cleaners of the institutions in which the Fellows are employed. I expect that series of Masterchef was funded by the MRC and Wellcome Trust, which would have ensured that the diners weren’t just anyone.

 

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Ashcroft’s work with Professor Andrew Hattersley ‘has helped enable children born with diabetes to switch from insulin injections to tablet therapy’. Hattersley is Professor of Molecular Medicine at the University of Exeter. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2010. Hattersley did a degree at Emmanuel College, Cambridge and then trained as a Top Doctor at Oxford. He undertook further training in diabetes at Hammersmith Hospital. We’re on familiar territory aren’t we…

Hattersley was a lecturer at Birmingham University, 1993-1994 and he has worked at Exeter since 1995. So Hattersley lectured at Birmingham along with Dafydd’s mate Professor Robert Bluglass who concealed the crimes of Dafydd and the gang (see post ‘Enter Professor Robert Bluglass CBE) and Tony Francis’s mate Professor Ian Brockington (see post ‘Ian Brockington’s Mischief’). Exeter also employs a few mates of the gang from north Wales, as a result of Exeter’s collaboration with Professor Mark Williams and his Mindfulness con. For a long while, the head honcho for Mindfulness at Exeter University was Professor Willem Kuyken, but he relocated some years ago. Where did he go? Oxford University of course, Willem stepped into Mark Williams’s shoes when Williams decided to ‘retire’. Which coincided with one of Mark Williams’s victims from north Wales writing to the VC of Oxford University about his experiences with Mark Williams. The person in question was a close friend of mine from Gwynedd. He then became seriously ill and was refused all NHS care by the Top Docs in north Wales and lived rough in Scotland for a while. At the same time, the Top Docs decided that it was time to ruin my life all over again and I was unlawfully detained for many months. Imagine my surprise, when I finally got back on my feet, only to find that Mark Williams had decided that perhaps retirement wasn’t for him after all and had embarked on a major collaboration with Sarah-Jayne!

Then there were the extraordinary experiences that I had when I was interviewed for two research jobs at Exeter University; the NHS Chief Exec of the region who narrowly escaped a prison sentence after being convicted of fraud; the death of a young mentally ill man in the police station directly opposite the building housing Exeter’s Medical School, which specialises in Service User Led Research; and Professor Edzard Ernst, who was forced out of his job at Exeter because his research consistently demonstrated that some of the ‘therapies’ which the authorities at Exeter University wanted to promote were clinically ineffective. If Edzard had made up his data like a few other people whom I could name, he’d have kept his job. See previous posts for details of these Exeter Experiences.

Andrew Hattersley has bagged many honours and prizes, among them: 1998 Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, London; 2004 Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences; 2016 GlaxoSmithKline Prize; 2016 EASD–Novo Nordisk Foundation Diabetes Prize for Excellence.

I have no idea whether Andrew Hattersley is any relation of Roy Fattersley, the other half of the ‘dream ticket’ which was going to get the Windbag elected as PM many years ago.

 

One of Frances Ashcroft’s fellow judges was Vivienne Parry, ‘science broadcaster and journalist’. Parry has presented BBC’s ‘Tomorrow’s World’ and ‘Panorama’ and contributes to ‘The Guardian’ online. Vivienne Parry is Head of Engagement at Genomics England.

Parry was educated at the independent girls’ school St Swithun’s, Winchester. She studied Zoology at Bedford College (London) graduating with in 1978 and then went on to UCL to study immunology and genetics…

Parry was Vice Chairman of Council of UCL and in 2009 was appointed a member of the MRC.

Parry’s first job was as National Organiser of the mother and baby charity Birthright,1979-94. Birthright was a charidee which has gone under several different names and was founded by Sir George Pinker, a friend of Professor Geoffrey Chamberlain. Pinker was the poshest of Top Docs and he was Surgeon-Gynaecologist to HM the Queen Lilibet, 1973-90 and oversaw many Royal births  (see post ‘Wimmin’s Wellbeing – The Fortnum And Mason Connection’).

Vivienne Parry worked closely with the Birthright’s Patron, HRH The Princess of Wales for 12 years. HRH Di might not have realised it, but she wasn’t the best advert for Sir George Pinker’s clinical skills; there are indications that Pinker screwed up the delivery of Prince William. HRH was left with the impression that she had simply experienced a difficult delivery, but no, George misjudged badly because he wouldn’t listen to the silly girl and he was quite lucky that William arrived in possession of a full complement of brain cells because that probably should have been a Ceasarian delivery… Not that anyone in the Royal Household clicked, George was wheeled out once more when Di was finally persuaded to have another baby, something that she had made clear that she was very unwilling to do because of what had happened before. Not that the Royals can be blamed for that, they have no way of judging the competence of their Top Docs, the Top Docs are a load of bloody liars who will not come clean when one of them should not be let loose on patients and so even Royalty get it in the neck.

Any Top Docs want to fess up as to which one of you it was who passed the gynae records of a high profile member of the Royal Family around London in the late 1980s then??? I heard the crude jokes. God, people would fucking clock you lot if they knew how you actually conducted yourselves. Never mind, give yourselves another Nobel Prize, it’ll keep the wagon on the rails for a few more years while the clinical outcomes of people in the UK steadily continue downhill and you can scream for more ‘funding’ for the ‘under-resourced’ NHS…

 

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Vivienne Parry was briefly a Trustee of the Princess of Wales Memorial Fund. Di survived the births at the hands of George Pinker but not the drive  through that tunnel in Paris.

In September 2017, Parry was appointed to the board of UKRI (UK Research & Innovation).

Vivienne was very involved with the setting up of the Science Media Centre and Cheltenham Science Festival. In September 2017 Vivienne became Chair of the Cheltenham Science Festival and a member of the Cheltenham Festivals Board.

Here’s Lord Bob enjoying himself at the Cheltenham Science Festival in 2011, but I have no idea of whatever it is that he is boasting about the size of:

 

 

Other judges on the Royal Society Science Book of the Year panel which awarded Sarah-Jayne her prize were Dr Leigh Fletcher, the Associate Professor of Planetary Sciences at the University of Leicester  – Leigh Fletcher has spent most of his career at Oxford and Cambridge; Peter Florence, a literary gent who is Director and Co-founder of the Hay Festival; and Greg Williams, Editor of ‘Wired’ magazine, which is all about techie things. I very much doubt that any of these people are in a position to judge whether Sarah-Jayne has written a work of genius or a work of utter cobblers. However they will all know who her dad is.

There was another judge on the panel as well. None other than Professor Brian Cox. Brian is the BBC favourite who is also Professor of Particle Physics at Manchester University. Brian is not just a David Attenborough or a Johnny Morris who deludes children into believing that he is a scientist, Brian is a real live physicist and he knows his stuff. He also knew about the likes of Jimmy Savile cluttering up the BBC but he kept as quiet as everyone else did about it.

Before Brian Cox achieved stardom as a TV physicist, he was best known as the man who played with the rock group D:Ream, who were responsible for ‘Things Can Only Get Better’, the sound track to Miranda’s 1997 General Election victory. I was delighted to see the back of the Tories myself and I remember watching old Prezza on TV having a drunken knees-up. I did however have two mates who were Labour activists who told me that the arrival of Miranda as PM was no cause for celebration. They were quite right. Up in north Wales, life continued pretty much as before for Empowered Service Users. They continued to be found dead throughout the Waterhouse Inquiry, which had opened five months before Miranda became PM.

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One big healthcare story in the news today is that ever increasing numbers of mental health patients are being tasered by the police while they are in hospital. The Hergest Unit was one of the first mental health units in the UK who called in the police to taser a patient. Lest anyone swallows the line that this might be needed in the case of Dangerous Patients, it is not. Not under any circumstances. Hospital in-patients sectioned under the Mental Health Act have no rights at all, absolutely none. Numerous Angels can pile on top of them and stay there for hours, even until the patient stops breathing and dies. It is not unlawful. Likewise the Angels can forcibly inject patients with Medication which kills them. The patients have no right to refuse, even if they know that they have reacted nearly fatally to such Medication on a previous occasion. All these were tried and tested methods of murdering patients before the introduction of police officers with tasers and they served the purpose just as well. Furthermore, if a detained mental health patient dies in police custody, there has to be an investigation and figures are kept regarding such deaths. There is no obligation for the NHS to hold such an investigation if the Angels murder a sectioned mental health patient and very few such deaths are investigated. Deaths of patients in mental health units are recorded but one has to fight tooth and nail to access the data.

Neither are people with learning disabilities faring any better. Horrifying figures were released today with regard to the use of ‘restraint’ on people with learning disabilities in hospital units in England. The number of times that ‘restraint’ was used on such patients rose by 50% between 2016 and 2017. That 50% rise wasn’t from 10 times to 15 times. In 2017, restraint was used more than 22,000 times. Once every half an hour. The figures cover adults as well as children. Face down restraint of patients with leaning disabilities – which Gov’t guidelines now state should never be used in any circumstances – was used 3,100 times in 2017. As with tasering mental health patients, this risks the patient dying and even if that doesn’t happen, it is terrifying for a distressed patient as well as virtually always unnecessary. Many families and carers of people with learning disabilities report how bad healthcare staff are at handling the person whom they care for. The staff have no patience or understanding, they demand that the patient participates in pointless activities which just escalates their confusion and distress and should the learning disabled person swear in distress it’ll be case of ‘now don’t you speak to me like that or we’ll have you arrested, we have a zero tolerance aggression policy here’. They have learning disabilities you stupid fuckers, they have no idea what a zero tolerance aggression policy means.

Many of those being restrained are categorised as having challenging behaviour as a result of conditions such as autism. Some of Sarah-Jayne’s colleagues at UCL, Cambridge and Oxford are considered to be global leaders in autism.

But the mates of those at UCL, Oxford and Cambridge have won their Nobel Prize and now thousands of lives will be saved and many more millions of pounds will find their way into the coffers of those institutions. Particularly as Sarah-Jayne has now won that Royal Society prize for her book explaining how they all Invented Themselves.

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It’s Bachman Turner Overdrive – Not ‘Arf

Here is yet another post that I hadn’t planned to write, but which has resulted from a number of recent e mails from readers after I began blogging about the Top Docs of north Wales who formed a cartel to unlawfully prevent women accessing NHS abortions in the region throughout the 1970s and 80s. Women were told that if they wanted an NHS abortion they had to be admitted to the North Wales Hospital Denbigh to be ‘assessed’ by Dafydd, after which they would be refused a termination anyway. However, any woman who agreed to pay could access abortion on demand at a ‘private clinic’ in Chester.

My post ‘I Predict A Riot’ discussed the written information which was given to female students when they arrived at UCNW (Bangor University) informing them of the situation, information which included a paragraph about ‘care’ of oneself after the termination and the ‘problems’ encountered by a few previous students which suggested that the abortions at the unidentified ‘private clinic’ were not safe and that women’s lives were being put at risk.

The only private clinic in Chester registered to provide terminations from 1981 onward was the Grosvenor Nuffield, which was also the hospital where Dafydd conducted ‘clinics’. The Grosvenor Nuffield dispensed with Dafydd’s services in the late 1980s or early 90s, but I don’t know which aspect of Dafydd caused them to finally pull the plug on him.

I e mailed Brown yesterday to ask him if he thought that the Grosvenor Nuffield would be putting women at such risk or whether abortions might have been taking place somewhere else in Chester as well.

Brown observed: ‘One of the first things that the freshers got at Bangor university was material about abortions, which seemed to me to be a rather negative note to start your university experience on. But with some of the background up there it is perhaps rather more understandable. There’s no reason why it wouldn’t be undertaken in a Nuffield hospital, as in the 1970s and 1980s almost all private hospitals were called some sort of ‘Nuffield’.  It was only in the late 1980s that some of the new start-ups were called BUPA hospitals. The standard of care, while more expensive, wouldn’t have been any better. It was a bit like people going to former eastern bloc countries for health care now, where things like joint replacements and dental implants led to major bleeds and hard-to-treat infections. So with perfunctory treatment and limited aftercare it’s not surprising that there were complications. Not to mention the rather judgemental attitude of many heath care personnel who were more than happy to make sure  that this sort of thing yielded maximum pain, humiliation and inconvenience for the patients.’

I suspect that the last sentence of the above paragraph is spot on, because no-one I know at UCNW ever discussed their experiences, although the Student Health Centre continually packed students off to the ‘private clinic’ in Chester. I was never one of the students who spent hours in the kitchen of our hall of residence hugging a mug of coffee and discussing my Experiences As A Woman, but I was always chatting and socialising under the radar with a variety of people, both students and locals and I heard about much wrongdoing. As I mentioned previously, I never ever found out who was performing the illegal abortions in the region, although I knew that they were taking place.

Last night I had an e mail from a woman who grew up in north Wales, who told me that she had been abused at locations familiar to me and she also told me that as a teenager she was packed off to Chester for an abortion, but she definitely was not taken to the Grosvenor Nuffield. So there WAS another, completely illegal, abortionist operating in Chester then, as I suspected.

My correspondent has told me that she attended Howell’s School in Denbigh, 1977-82 and at that time the school doctor was Dr Morton Evans, a GP from Denbigh. She hasn’t told me anything about Morton Evans, instead she asked if I knew anything about him because she believes that ‘he must have been in with the bad guys’.

I don’t know Morton Evans, but as a GP in Denbigh at that time he would have had no choice but to be in with the bad guys. Not only was every working person in the town employed either at the North Wales Hospital or in a business which was dependent upon the North Wales Hospital, but it was the citizens of Denbigh who volunteered to drive the patients to their court cases or transferred them to other institutions. As I have described in previous posts, those drivers were well aware that the patients whom they were ferrying about were not only not necessarily ‘mad’ but had been illegally imprisoned as well. No volunteers that were not 100% tame would have ever been taken on.

The vile old lobotomist Gwynne lived in Denbigh and if anyone had ever had any interest in the welfare of the patients, they’d have set fire to his house in the way in which the gang set fire to the houses of their victims. If someone had moved to Denbigh and had tried to protect the patients from Gwynne and Dafydd et al, scenes worthy of ‘The Wicker Man’ would have resulted:

 

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‘Denbigh is unique’, as Dafydd stated in a media interview in the midst of all those investigations into a possible paedophile ring operating in north Wales/Cheshire. The Empowered Service Users screamed with laughter in response and did Dafydd voices while saying things like ‘Denbigh is unique in having a psychopathic psychiatrist who’s shagging all the patients’ (although of course in that respect, no Denbigh was not unique), but not one politician/public figure/journo had the guts to stand up and say ‘oh for God’s sake, we all know what’s going on out there’ as Dafydd received vast amounts of free PR in numerous media outlets.

Every GP in Wales was colluding with the crimes of Dafydd et al, let alone every GP in Denbigh. Every patient of the GPs in Denbigh will have been Of Dafydd And The Paedophiles, as will have been the GPs. Furthermore, in the way that the midwives in the area around Denbigh knew all about the women incarcerated out there if they had a pregnancy inconvenient to someone else or had to be relieved of their baby illegally and against their wishes or those women who had become pregnant while they were in Denbigh – ‘ooh its those rampant male patients, they’re animals’ – because they were called upon to conceal the crime, the local GPs will have been called upon to deal with some of the serious injuries and illnesses, or at least those for which medical help was summoned as opposed to the cases where the resulting corpse was simply secreted within the grounds.

I encountered a local GP when I was in Denbigh, on New Year’s Eve, 1986. Patients in Denbigh rarely saw anyone but the Angels; dental treatment was unavailable and even the Top Doctors barely dropped in on the wards. Dafydd turned up infrequently, without warning and in the small hours, but the patients’ experience of even the other rather less obviously mad Top Docs was of being constantly told ‘you’ll be seeing the Doctor soon’, only for The Doctor to never materialise. Patients would actually be told to ‘get ready’ because ‘they would be seen’ that morning, only for the Top Doctor to not show up, not warn the Angels that they weren’t going to show up and not explain afterwards why they did not show up. The circus would begin again the following week when the next ‘ward round’ was scheduled. It was by such a process that Mary Wynch was unlawfully imprisoned in Denbigh for a year and was not seen by Dafydd once. Patient F, who had previously challenged social workers over their abuse of boys at Ty Newydd children’s home in Bangor (see previous posts), had a similar experience. The contempt with which desperate, frightened, illegally imprisoned people were treated was breath-taking.

As I have described previously, nearly all patients were taken to Denbigh at night, under cover of darkness, by ambulance rather than police car, because police cars would have been noticeable and ambulances could be explained away as being ‘caring’ rather than punitive. This is why the Welsh Ambulance Service in north Wales has for so long been corrupt and problematic, they were a fully paid up part of the trafficking gang. When F was taken to Ysbyty Gwynedd with breathing difficulties in 1990, after he was discharged, F was told by the ambulanceman who had been called to ‘help’ with his admission – who was one of F’s neighbours in Porthmadog at the time – that if ever F developed breathing difficulties again, ‘next time I’ll let you fucking die’. Health care staff in north Wales were all too often very unpleasant people.

The GP that I saw on New Year’s Eve in Denbigh was the only Top Doc who wasn’t employed as a Top Doc for Denbigh that I saw while I was in Denbigh. I was never meant to encounter him and there were major traumas on the part of the Angels when I did. Previous posts have discussed how when I was in Denbigh I made friends with a young man called Stephen Bagnall, who I am sure died long ago. Stephen was from Queens Park estate in Wrexham, had been a kid in care in the north Wales children’s homes and had been in Risley and Walton Prison. He chatted a lot to me and told me many of the dreadful things which had happened to him, but he mentioned many more actions of ‘professionals’ which he was unaware were completely unlawful, including a number of things that Dafydd had done. Stephen looked appalling, really terrifying, but he was actually kind and friendly and seriously pissed the Angels off by confronting them about the abuses in their ‘unique’ institution.

On New Years Eve, Stephen and I were watching TV when we heard a commotion down the far end of the corridor near the entrance to the ward, which was obviously as result of a patient fighting like buggery in an attempt not to be admitted to Denbigh. We sneaked down the corridor and noticed that the door between the ward and the outer door, which was locked at all times, had been left open, because the patient being brought in was resisting to such an extent that all Angels were needed and in the panic they’d not locked the door behind them. The ambulancemen had dragged the young male patient just inside the main doors, which had then been locked immediately, but the young man had a fight with the Angels just inside of the ward.

There was a middle aged Top Doctor, obviously a GP, who was waving a hypodermic about while the Angels piled on top of the young man after dragging him into one of the padded cells. Stephen and I walked right through into the inner sanctum and the Top Doc turned around and nearly crapped himself when he saw us. The young man wasn’t yet out for the count, so the Angels couldn’t do anything but watch as Stephen started saying to the Top Doc ‘are you a doctor? Do you know what they are doing to people in here? Will you help us please, its terrible in here’. The Top Doc snapped ‘yes I’m a GP, I’m sure that you are well cared for here’. So I stepped out from behind Stephen and said ‘we are not and you can see that we are not. Look at the conditions in here.’ I then had the usual experience in those days of noticing total confusion on a Top Doc’s face  – ‘she’s English, she has a middle class accent, she is using words and phrases that no former kid in care usually uses, she is not dressed like a chav, who is she and what is she doing in here, OH SHIT’.

The Top Doc looked at us and said ‘well Happy New Year to you both’, I started laughing and said ‘what, in this place?’ and he just scarpered… Angels came running as the young man upon whom they had been sitting had now passed out…

Throughout it all, we hadn’t caught a clear view of the new patient’s face, but the next morning, when he awoke, he began protesting with the Angels again, demanding to be released. They still had him in the padded cell, but the door was left open because they were in there with him. During this time, Stephen and I – Stephen had come to fetch me to see if we could get a glimpse of the new inmate ‘because I might know him’ – had a good view of the protest and of the young man’s face. Stephen recognised him, told me that he was from Wrexham but Stephen didn’t know his name. The Angels heard Stephen telling me that he knew the young man. We were told that breakfast was ready, which was served down the other end of the ward. When we finished breakfast the new man had disappeared. We never saw him again. Stephen challenged the Angels and asked them where the new man was. All Angels stared straight ahead of themselves in silence, until one said ‘he’s been transferred, this was not the right place for him’. No, because Stephen had recognised him…another troubled young man from Wrexham, the location of Bryn Alyn and Bryn Estyn.

We never found out where the young man had gone.

The scenes involving the disappearing young man from Wrexham were all recorded by the security services, as was made clear to me a few weeks ago by an informant. They heard the ‘Happy New Year to you both’ bit. They knew who that Top Doc was, they’ll have known who the young man who disappeared was and they’ll know how and when Stephen died.

It wasn’t stopped. A ‘political decision’ was made not to intervene. On Dec 31 1986, Sir Peter Morrison was the Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party.

 

Peter Morrison

 

This man was Chairman of the Tory Party:

The Lord Tebbit
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This man was Secretary of State for Wales:

The Lord Crickhowell
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Can we ever forget who’s skin was being saved by the ‘political decision’ not to intervene?

 

Margaret Thatcher

 

This was the Windbag of the Opposition, who obviously agreed with the political decision which was made to save the career of Thatch, because he was fully on board with the Top Docs and Angels of Denbigh and knew Tony Francis, a Top Doc who had patients in Denbigh on 31 Dec 1986:

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A reader has also sent me a link to Hansard, 22 May 1981, which is the record of written answers on issues relating to abortion. I was a fresher at UCNW in Oct 1981, which is when I was given the literature re abortion services to which Brown referred to in his comment above.

Hansard recorded that Jo Richardson, Labour MP for Barking, asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many of the deaths in England and Wales recorded in 1978 and 1979 as due to abortion were from abortions induced for medical or other legal reasons; how many were from spontaneous abortion; how many were from other causes, including illegal abortion and in how many cases death followed a main diagnosis of illegal abortion or the abortion was recorded as induced but not otherwise specified.

Dr Gerard Vaughan, the Tory MP for a Reading constituency, replied on behalf of the DHSS. He stated that the ‘available information’ from death registration for England and Wales recorded five deaths from legal abortions in 1978 and two in 1979; one death from spontaneous abortion in 1979; two deaths for ‘unspecified’ reasons in 1979 and no deaths in 1978 or 1979 as a result of illegal abortions.

However, I suspect that if a few deaths from illegal abortions in north Wales/Chester had occurred, Gerard Vaughan would have been keen to ensure that they did not appear in the stats. Because Gerard Vaughan knew Dafydd. Sir Gerard Vaughan was just a few years older than Dafydd, but like Dafydd, Vaughan was a psychiatrist who had trained at the Maudsley. Vaughan was also an enthusiastic Freemason.

Vaughan studied medicine at the University of London, Guy’s Hospital and then the Maudsley. He was a child psychiatrist who was the consultant in charge of the Bloomfield Clinic at Guy’s Hospital, 1958 -79. So 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, who was Professor of Psychiatry at Guy’s, 1974-2000. Jim Watson, like Dafydd, offered sex therapy, pioneering this at St George’s Hospital Medical School, before moving to Guy’s. Jim was busy with his sex therapy when St George’s was concealing a trafficking ring in London and colluding with Dafydd et al in north Wales. Jim not only carried out sex therapy, but he trained others in the techniques.

Here’s Jim:

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For more information on Jim’s glorious career, see post ‘A Galaxy Of Talent’.

 

Gerard Vaughan worked at Guy’s when Ed Miliband’s Uncle Harry was a consultant there.

Gerard Vaughan was the son of a sugar planter and was born and educated in what is now Mozambique. He became involved in Tory politics in the mid-1950s, serving as an alderman on the London County Council, who’s members were even back then ignoring the abuse of children, one such person being Audrey Callaghan, who was also an alderman on the London County Council and, along with her husband Jim Callaghan, colluded with organised abuse including that carried out by Dafydd’s gang, for the rest of her life. See eg. post ‘Cry, The Beloved Country’.

Vaughan was elected as the MP for Reading in 1970 and held the seat until his retirement from politics just before the May 1997 General Election. By which time the Waterhouse Inquiry had been in progress for five months.

Vaughan served as a Gov’t Whip in Heath’s Gov’t and as PPS to Francis Pym, the N Ireland Secretary, 1973-74. So Vaughan knew about the elite paedophile ring at Kincora Boys’ Home, it’s links to Dafydd’s gang and other trafficking gangs on mainland Britain as well as the rest of the seriously grim stuff that occurred in N Ireland during that time, including the collusion of the security services with the most serious crime. Francis Pym was Lord President of the Council, Sept 1981-April 1982. One of the duties of the Lord President of the Council is to act as visitor for UCNW. So Pym was in that role when the Woman’s Guide To Accessing Dangerous Expensive Abortions was distributed to all female freshers at UCNW in Oct 1981.

After Heath’s defeat in 1974, Gerard Vaughan became Health Spokesman for Thatch when she became Leader of the Tory Party in 1975. One of the key people who supported Thatch to succeed Heath as Leader of the Tories was Sir Peter Morrison. Vaughan became a Minister in the DHSS under Secretary of State Patrick Jenkin after the Tories won the General Election in 1979 and it was in this capacity that Vaughan was answering questions on abortion in May 1981.

When Patrick Jenkin was challenged about equal pay as Secretary of State, he famously replied that if God had wanted equal pay ‘he wouldn’t have created man and woman’. Jenkin’s son Sir Bernard Jenkin inherited the gene for being a Tory MP from that dad of his who had an interest in theology and creationism and Bernard is currently the Tory MP for Harwich and North Essex. Bernard is married to Tory peer Baroness Anne Jenkin, who in Dec 2014 stated that one of the causes of hunger and rising food bank use in the UK was because ‘poor people don’t know how to cook’. At the time of the statement, Anne Jenkin was a member of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Food Poverty and Hunger. She later apologised, saying that she was speaking without a script, as opposed to without a brain. Anne explained that ‘what I meant was that as a society, we have lost our ability to cook’. No Anne, plenty of us can still cook, but there are some people in the UK who do not have a kitchen or indeed even a building in which to live and cook in. Even if one is an excellent cook, if one is curled up in one’s sleeping bag in a doorway or kipping in a hostel, preparing a Good Nutritious Meal From Fresh Veg is difficult. In 2017 Jenkin became Chair of the Centre for Social Justice Working Group for ‘Off The Scales: Tackling England’s childhood obesity crisis’. Anne is also a member of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Obesity.

As very poor people clearly do not have enough far richer people screaming at them that they are fat, I might set up a consultancy to encourage this. I’ll apply to the NHS and Gov’t for funding.

Further details about the idiocies of the Jenkin family through the ages can be read in previous posts.

 

After his stellar performance at the DHSS under Patrick Jenkin, Gerard Vaughan found that he did not get on with his next boss Norman Fowler , when Fowler succeeded Jenkin as Secretary of State for the DHSS. I don’t know what upset Gerard Vaughan so much, because Fowler continued concealing Dafydd’s crimes as well. However, the fur flew and as a result Vaughan was appointed Minister for Consumer Affairs. In which role he threatened to slash the budget of the CABs, when he discovered an association between Joan Ruddock, then the head honcho of CND and the CAB. The official story is that the CAB workers rose up in a howl of outrage and Vaughan retreated. I am now so cynical that I am wondering what the truth really was. Because by the mid-1980s, Dafydd and the gang completely controlled the CABs in north Wales and Lucille Hughes held a formal role in the senior management of CAB in Wales.

If the CABs did hold any leverage over Gerard Vaughan, it will have been because of their knowledge of the neglect and abuse in the NHS and welfare services which Vaughan and the Gov’t were concealing. Or did Vaughan realise that CABs were a key cog in Dafydd’s empire and thus twig that the budget could not be cut? Or was the budget preserved and then handed over to Dafydd and Lucille to control and utilise?

Vaughan was dropped from the Gov’t in 1983 as a result of the row over the CABs and was given a knighthood in 1984. 1984 was the year in which Dafydd’s gang sent up a distress flare as Mary Wynch approached the Master of the Rolls and Alison Taylor and I wouldn’t shut up when told either. Reinforcements arrived in north Wales, in the shape of Sir Eric Sunderland, who was appointed Principal of UCNW, as well as a collection of Nice Young Doctors and Angels, who conducted themselves just as badly as the ones already in the region but had better manners and were well camouflaged.

Vaughan served on the Education Select Committee, 1983-93 and the Science and Technology Select Committee, 1993-97.

 

The Torygraph’s 2003 obituary for Gerard Vaughan makes for terrifying reading. It told us that it was Vaughan’s ‘devotion to medicine‘ which drew him into politics; that he had a ‘long career‘ ‘in child psychiatry‘ at Guy’s and ‘an expert’s awareness of the deficiencies in the NHS‘. Vaughan found the problems in the NHS ‘myriad‘, with ‘costs rising‘ and ‘the unions were growing ever more aggressive’.

Particularly the BMA of course.

The entire system was creaking‘ and ‘despite Vaughan’s best efforts, few then were ready to contemplate a partnership with private healthcare’.

Dafydd was one Top Doc who was more than happy to undertake such a partnership, as were the abortionists of Chester.

After qualifying…in 1947, he started as a junior heart surgeon. He then became a general physician and started Guy’s child psychiatry department, where he came to realise that many psychiatric problems had physical origins. In the course of this he developed a treatment, later discontinued but now finding some favour again, for anorexic girls. It involved asking them to make a list of things they would like in hospital. This always began with a visit from the boyfriend, only mentioning food at the end; Vaughan said that they could have these things, but in reverse order.’

The Top Docs ‘success’ rate with anorexia is known to be poor. Anorexia has the highest mortality rate of any mental illness. It is now acknowledged that virtually all psychiatric ‘treatment’ of anorexia has brutalised the patients and for many of them, made their condition substantially worse, such that their relationship with food remains problematic for the rest of their lives.

Although drawn toward politics by the Health Service’s developing problems, he was not impressed by his first experience. When he attended a meeting aimed at explaining how to be a Conservative councillor, he became so fed up with its self-congratulatory tone that he got up, saying, “If you’re not going to teach me something I must go back to my patients.”

I’m sure that the patients just couldn’t couldn’t wait for Vaughan’s return…

But was later surprised to discover that he had been elected an alderman.

Yes, politicians local and national are always desperate to have a Top Doc on board, the Top Doc can then give the stamp of approval to pretty much anything, ensuring that no questions will be asked.

A hopeless attempt to win Poplar for the Tories in the 1955 general election was followed by his being elected to the London County Council as a councillor for Streatham. After being defeated there, he represented Lambeth on the GLC, and became chairman of its new strategic planning committee…

Er, OK. Streatham and Lambeth, two local authorities with organised abuse gangs on their patches which had been in operation as far back as the late 1940s. By the time that Vaughan was a Minister in the DHSS, the gangs in Streatham and Lambeth were closely linked to Dafydd’s gang and were sending kids in care to children’s homes in north Wales. The gang in Streatham was facilitated by St George’s Hospital Medical School (see post ‘The Most Dangerous Man In The World – Part III’).

Once elected MP for Reading in 1970, Vaughan set about putting his medical experience to good use. In his maiden speech, he roundly declared that too much nonsense was talked about the effect of prescription charges on patients.

You lot in north Wales can pay for those life-threatening abortions as well.

He worried that medical centres were in danger of destroying the close relationship between doctor and patient..

Vaughan meant that the likes of Dr D.G.E. Wood couldn’t sit in a grotty little house in a side street in Bangor aka his ‘surgery’ and totally dominate every aspect of someone’s life, years after she had told him to fuck off because she didn’t want him as her Top Doc any more, while Dafydd passed the message on to all other Top Docs that she had ‘harassed’ and ‘threatened’ an ’eminent GP’. An eminent GP. In Bangor that is, as opposed to Harley Street. The creme de la fucking creme in – the most appropriately named – Orme Road.

…admitted he had been wrong to prescribe the drug thalidomide in his earlier career;

Bloody hell. I bet that he didn’t admit that to the parents who’s babies were born with severe disabilities as a result.

..and warned that the government was plugging the gap in the Health Service with “low standard” doctors from abroad.

Nearly every junior Top Doc in Denbigh was indeed a ‘low standard’ doc from abroad. No-one else would work there. Ysbyty Gwynedd was substantially staffed by Top Docs from abroad as well because British graduates wouldn’t and still won’t work there, although the YG Top Docs, apart from the psychiatrists, were not as uniformly ‘low standard’ as the Top Docs of Denbigh were. However bad the many mediocre Top Docs from abroad were, none of them were as bad as Dafydd. Sadly, the high standard Top Docs from abroad were and are still treated very badly because of the rampant institutionalised racism in medicine.

His popularity with Socialist members was not increased when he tried to join the Association of Scientific, Technical and Managerial Staffs in 1977; he enjoyed pointing out that the union made no response to his application – other than to cash his cheque.

Presumably Vaughan was infiltrating for political purposes. It could be argued that Vaughan should have been very grateful to the ASTMS, they were one of the NHS unions which concealed the wrongdoing of the Top Doctors. However, although the ASTMS concealed the wrongdoing, they used it to gain more powerful position for themselves which always upset the Top Doctors. Had the Top Doctors not been involved with so much serious misconduct and criminality, the ‘ever more aggressive unions’ with whom Vaughan was so angry could have been dealt with. ASTMS metamorphosed into MSF. When I worked at St George’s Hospital Medical School, 1989-91, the MSF reps were corrupt and wielded huge influence as a result of their collusion with the trafficking ring which that institution was facilitating as well as with the rest of the malpractice and misconduct. See previous posts.

On becoming health minister in Margaret Thatcher’s government, charged with introducing better services for less cost, Vaughan set about his task with vigour, facing down angry union demonstrators who opposed any reductions. He ordered the scrapping of the Health Services’ Board, which had been invited to abolish pay beds, and started visiting hospitals, where he would dart unexpectedly down corridors to inspect sluices and other areas which his escorts preferred him not to see.

Gerard Vaughan knew exactly how bad things were then and how much patient harm was concealed and denied.

He also endeavoured to tread a judicious line on abortion, favouring the reduction of the time limit for legal operations from 28 weeks, and eventually supported a compromise of 24 instead of the proposed 20.

Gerard was of course a grade A hypocrite with regard to all matters relating to abortion – he knew what was happening in north Wales and Chester…

He was less lucky with the issue of contraception, supporting the prescription of “the Pill” to girls under 16 without their parents’ knowledge, then having to climb down.

Victoria Gillick’s chaos-inducing mid-1980s legal challenge over the prescribing of the contraceptive pill to girls of under 16 without their parents’ consent saw the nation divided into those who constructed Mrs Gillick as a saint who was preserving Family Life and those who thought that she had locked all of her own daughters into chastity belts. What received no discussion at all at the time was that Top Doctors were very widely prescribing the Pill for underaged girls in care, knowing damn well that they were being sexually abused and that this was why the services of the Top Doc had been requested, often by the abusers themselves. The same Top Docs were livid when Victoria Gillick won her case, although the judgement was later overturned. D.G.E. Wood was one of them – he hated Gillick, but he was one who was dishing out contraception to kids and others whom he knew were being abused. If I had underaged teenaged girls I would be livid if a Top Doc was giving out the contraceptives to them without informing me; not because I would want to invade my children’s privacy, but because I know that many of the Top Docs doing that are colluding with sexual exploitation. Life is very difficult for young people who do not have supportive parents with whom they can discuss such matters, but the Top Docs did and do such kids no favours at all.

Gerard Vaughan was elected FRCS in 1993.

 

In line with their tradition of Praising Top Doctors under all circumstances, ‘The Guardian’ found many kind words to say about Dafydd’s mate Gerard after he pegged out. Gerard ‘was a psychiatrist whose political bedside manner was genial – except for the occasional explosion’…’He did wonderful work for children afflicted by thalidomide’,  – well he had prescribed the stuff for their mothers – ‘and sounded loud warnings about the threat of Aids, including a proposal to post health warnings on affected NHS personnel and screen people coming from infected areas of Africa.’

Gerard didn’t mention the risks that Thomas Tyrell-Kenyon, the HIV infected son of the Tory peer Lord Kenyon, posed to the kids in care in north Wales whom Thomas was sexually abusing (see previous posts).

But his ideology led him to privatising initiatives within the NHS, and more drastic planning for wholesale privatisation in secret party conclaves.

Well fancy a Top Doc friend of Dafydd’s doing that!

…in February 1974, the election that also saw the return of a Wilson government, he made clear his intention to privatise the NHS with his proposal to base it on “total insurance cover”. To back his efforts, he formed the Conservative medical society, becoming its president.

What have you got to say about that then Polly?

…he chaired a party working group that proposed tax relief for private health insurance, later extended to users of private medicine.’

Thus assisting the business of the Grosvenor Nuffield and Dafydd’s many clinics…

He pledged to cut £30m in NHS waste, partly by stopping its abuse by foreigners;

The legions of Nigerian women whom every Torygraph and Daily Mail reader knows come to the UK to give birth to their quins are always a good scapegoat.

 

The Nigerian Whose Five Babies On The NHS Cost Us £200,000 ...

 

he urged reluctant regional authorities to contract out more work to private clinics;

Did Gerard Vaughan plan to roll out the abortion policy as practised by the NHS in north Wales across the whole of the UK perhaps?

he pushed to replace the NHS’s tax income with insurance income, along US or continental lines. Despite cabinet meanness, he tried to improve Britain’s supply of safe blood products.

Whoops!!! Not much success with that one Dr Vaughan. I don’t remember you warning the general public that infected blood products were being given to NHS patients without their knowledge and that thousands of them would subsequently die as a result.

‘Now just pop up on the bed here, we’ll soon have you better. Nothing at all to worry about my dear. Did you mention that you’d complained about Dr Dafydd Alun Jones?  Oh I am sorry to hear that you weren’t happy, he’s a bit eccentric but we’ll make sure that it doesn’t happen to anyone else, we’ll have a word with him. Pass me the HIV infected blood please nurse and I’ll just set up the transfusion.’

 

Although hostile to abortions – QUE??? – he backed the use of the pill for under-16s, under exceptional circumstances.

Such as in cases of the under 16s being trafficked by Dafydd’s gang.

After Denis Thatcher told him that sport would be hit by tough action against tobacco companies, Vaughan’s fanatically anti-smoking junior minister, Sir George Young, was transferred out.

Go down the shop and get me a pack of high tar Woodbines will you, I’m desperate for a fag.

 

The Beneficiary of Sir Gerard Vaughan’s Expertise:

Dr Dafydd Alun Jones

 

Hansard, 22 May 1981, also records that Dr Oonagh McDonald, the Labour MP for Thurrock, asked the Secretary of State for Social Services:

(1) if he will list the names and addresses of those places approved by him in England and Wales under the terms of the Abortion Act 1967  that have special permission to terminate pregnancies of more than 20 weeks’ duration; and what prices were charged to patients for terminating pregnancies of 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, and 26 weeks gestational periods that were performed at each of the places in the years 1975 to 1980, respectively;

(2) if he will list the names and addresses of those places in England and Wales approved to terminate pregnancies under the Abortion Act 1967 of which he required information and assurances regarding prices paid by patients before giving approval; if he will detail against each the cost to the patients before giving approval; if he will detail against each the cost to the patients at 10, 12, 14, 16, and 18 weeks of pregnancy, respectively, and whether there can be extra costs; how many approved beds each has; how many abortions were performed by each in the years 1975 to 1980, respectively; and what were the periods of gestation for operations performed in the years 1975 to 1980, respectively;

(3) if he will list the names and addresses of those places in England and Wales approved to terminate pregnancies under the Abortion Act 1967 in which he does not require assurances about the prices charged for abortion operations; how many approved abortion beds each has; how many abortions were performed by each in the years 1975 to 1980, respectively; and if he will give all available information about the prices charged to patients.

Patrick Jenkin replied:

The 60 places listed below are currently approved for the purposes of section 1(3) of the Abortion Act 1967 for treatment for the termination of pregnancy. Places approved for the termination of pregnancies of more than 20 weeks’ duration and those required to give information on fees charged to patients are indicated on the list. The remainder of the information requested could not be provided without disproportionate cost (My emphasis. So there’s something that the House was not told.)

Premises No. of Approved Beds
Fitzroy Nuffield Nursing Home 10–12 Bryanston Square London W1H 8BB 4
Welbeck Private Clinic 27 Welbeck Street London W1* 5
London Private Hospital 31–35 Langham Street London WIN 6LE* 50
Park View Clinic 87 Mattock Lane Ealing London W5† 30
Royal Masonic Hospital Ravenscourt Park London W6 0TN 4
The Avenue Clinic 12 Avenue Road St. John’s Wood London NW8 6BP† 25
Brentwood Nuffield Nursing Home Shenfield Road Brentwood Essex 2
Fairfield Nursing Home 88 Russell Road Buckhurst Hill Essex† 29
North London Nuffield Hospital Cavell Drive Upland Park Road Enfield EN2 7PR 2
“Rosslyn” 15–17 Rosslyn Road East Twickenham Middlesex TW1 2AR† 37
New Victoria Hospital, 184 Coombe Lane West Kingston-upon-Thames Surrey KT2 7EG 2
Woking Nuffield Nursing Home Shores Road Woking Surrey 2

 

Premises No. of Approved Beds
Raleigh Nursing Home 1A Raleigh Gardens Brixton Hill London SW2† 16
The New Cross Nursing Home 415 New Cross Road London SE14* 13
Leigham Private Clinic 76 Leigham Court Road London SWl6* 23
Avenue Clinic 14 New Church Road Hove Sussex 6
Sussex Nuffield Nursing Home 55 New Church Road Hove Sussex 2
Wistons Nursing Home 138 Dyke Road Brighton Sussex BN1 5PA* 51
Victoria House Victoria Street Rochester Kent† 6
Tunbridge Wells Nuffield Nursing Home Kingswood Road Tunbridge Wells Kent 2
HRH Princess Christian’s Nursing Home 12 Clarence Road Windsor Berks SL4 5BR 5
Slough Nuffield Nursing Home Wexham Street Slough SL3 6NH 2
The Acland Nursing Home Banbury Road Oxford OX2 6PD 2
The Gables Nursing Home Wendover Road Aylesbury Bucks 3
Sarum Road Private Nursing Home Sarum Road Winchester Hampshire 4
Wessex Nuffield Hospital Winchester Road Chandlers Ford Eastleigh Hampshire 2
Lansdown Nursing Home Lansdown Grove Bath BA1 5EL 3
Chesterfield Nursing Home Clifton Hill Bristol BS8 1BP 5
Exeter Nuffield Nursing Home Wonford Road Exeter EX2 6PD 2
The Torbay Clinic St. Luke’s Road South Torquay Devon 3
Plymouth Nuffield Nursing Home Derriford Road Plymouth PL6 8BG 2
Cotswold Nuffield Nursing Home Talbot Road Cheltenham Glos 2
Somerset Nuffield Nursing Home Staplegrove Elm Taunton Somerset 2
Evelyn Nursing Home Trumpington Road Cambridge 4
Ipswich Surgical Home 57 Fonnereau Road Ipswich Suffolk 2
Edgbaston Nursing Home 22 Somerset Road Birmingham B15 2QD 4
Calthorpe Nursing Home 4 Arthur Road Edgbaston Birmingham 15† 22
Robert Nursing Home 162 Station Road Kings Norton Birmingham 30* 14
Blackdown Nursing Home Old Milverton Lane Blackdown Leamington Spa† 39
Wye Valley Nuffield Nursing Home Venns Lane Hereford 2
Salop Nuffield Nursing Home Longden Road Shrewsbury SY3 9DP 2
St. Wilfrid’s Nursing Home 51 Bawtry Road Bessacarr Doncaster 2
The Leicester Clinic Scraptoft Lane Leicester LE5 1HY 4
Beechwood Private Clinic Norton Church Road Norton Sheffield 8† 20
Huddersfield Nuffield Nursing Home Birkby Hall Road Huddersfield HD2 2BL 3
Duchy House Nursing Home Queen’s Road Harrogate HG2 0HF 2
Belvedere Nursing Home Belvedere Road Scarborough Y011 2UT 3
Hull Nuffield Nursing Home Westbourne Avenue Hull HU5 3EP 2
Fallodon Private Nursing Home 4 Allerton Park Leeds† 21
Merseyside Nursing Home 32 Parkfield Road Liverpool† 30
South Manchester Private Clinic 136–8 Chester Road Hazel Grove Stockport SK7 6HE† 12
Grosvenor Nuffield Nursing Home Wrexham Road Chester 2
Newcastle Nuffield Nursing Home Osborne Avenue Jesmond Newcastle-upon-Tyne 2
Highfield Private Nursing Home and Rochdale Private Surgical Unit Manchester Road Rochdale Greater Manchester OL11 4LX 6

 

Premises No. of Approved Beds
North Staffordshire Nuffield Hospital Clayton Road Newcastle-under-Lyme Staffordshire 2
Clifton Lane Nursing Home Clifton Lane Rotherham South Yorks S65 2AJ 4
Wolverhampton Nuffield Hospital Wood Road Tettenhall Wolverhampton 2
Mid-Yorkshire Nuffield Hospital Outwood Lane Horsforth Leeds 2
Nightingale BUPA Hospital (Nuffield) 19 Lisson Grove London NW1 2
Salisbury Independent Hospital and Medical Services Ltd. New Hall Hospital Bodenham Salisbury Wiltshire 4

* Specially approved to carry out late terminations after the 20th week of gestation.

† Places from which information on charges to abortion patients is required before approval.

 

So even to the extent that Patrick Jenkin was prepared to admit, there were substantial facilities available in England and Wales to provide women with abortions, including late stage abortions, if they were prepared to pay. Many of these women will have been previously denied an NHS abortion. I note that some of these beds were in areas where there was known to be substantial problems with paedophile/trafficking gangs.

 

Oonagh McDonald then asked Jenkin how many abortions in each of the years 1970 to 1980 respectively have been performed in NHS premises in England and Wales that have involved payment by the patient; in how many of these procedures an overnight stay in a pay bed was involved; and in how many was it an outpatient treatment.

Jenkin replied by saying that the information requested was not available.

The literature supplied to students at UCNW in the 1980s made it clear that a termination at the ‘private clinic’ in Chester did not involve an overnight stay. The patient was kicked out immediately, which was why girls were asked to bring a friend with them to the ‘clinic’ to drive them home immediately. So all pretty substandard and dangerous and no doubt as Brown suggested, accompanied by conduct designed to make the patient feel as bad as possible about the whole process, lest they felt like raising the matter with any third parties.

 

Here’s a bit of background on the Wimmin who asked the questions in the House re abortion in May 1981, but did not follow up on the horror story to which the answers clearly pointed.

 

Jo Richardson was the Labour MP for Barking, 1974-94. She was succeeded in that seat by Little Nell Hodge.

Richardson was born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and attended Southend High School for Girls. Her father had stood as a Liberal Party candidate in Darlington during the 1930s, but died while she was still young. Her mother was a member of the Congregational Church. 

Joining the Labour Party in 1945, Richardson began her political career as Ian Mikardo’s secretary. She co-ordinated the ‘Keep Left Group’ and went on to become the secretary of the Tribune Group before co-ordinating the Victory for Socialism Campaign. In 1951 Richardson was elected to Hornsey Borough Council and became Mikardo’s full-time secretary and working partner in his business which involved trade with eastern Europe.

Not only did the Hornsey area host a trafficking gang which by the 1980s was directly linked to Dafydd et al, but Ian Mikardo was the Labour MP for an East End seat which also hosted a trafficking gang with links to Dafydd’s gang. See previous posts. Children from the East End were sent to children’s homes and foster carers in north Wales, where they were abused and then trafficked back down to London as sex workers. Mikardo and his fellow East End Labour MP Peter Shore knew about this, colluded with and concealed it. Shore later assisted with the provision of hospice care for young people with AIDS, many of whom were former kids in care who had become infected during that period of their lives. See eg. posts ‘Apocalypse Now’ and ‘The Bodies Beneath Canary Wharf’.

 

Jo Richardson was seen as a peace campaigner on the hard left of the Labour Party. She was a member of the Socialist Campaign Group but resigned in 1988 in protest at Tony Benn’s decision to challenge the Windbag for the leadership. She served as a member of the Shadow Cabinet.

Richardson was a ‘central figure of the feminist left and helped to expand women’s rights in Britain’, except of course for the rights of wimmin trafficked by Dafydd or forced into the hands of dangerous abortionists by the Top Doctors. Richardson was the head of a group of women MPs that supported the anti-pornography position. Which must be why she remained completely silent about John Allen’s porn empire, the stars of the material being kids in care from north Wales who were forced to work in the ‘specialised tastes’ porn market, including bestiality. See post ‘I Predict A Riot’.

Jo Richardson was a pro-choice campaigner. But not on behalf of wimmin in north Wales.

‘We Are Wimmin, We Are Strong.’

Jo Richardson:

  • 301 Moved Permanently

 

Millie Tant, speaking at the 84th Labour Party Conference at Bournemouth, Oct 1985. That was the one where the Windbag ranted, Fatty Heffer stomped off the platform in a huff and Degsy and Militant just hurled abuse at the Windbag. Meanwhile, up in north Wales…

  • Jo Richardson, MP, speaking at the 84th Labour Party ...

 

Jo Richardson served as an executive member of the NCCL, during the time in which PIE was affiliated with the NCCL and campaigning for paedophiles’ rights. Richardson wrote to PIE journal Childhood Rights, saying that she supported their campaign against corporal punishment.

In 2014 the UK press revisited the time in the 1970s when many Labour figures were deeply involved with the NCCL, at the time when the NCCL campaigned on behalf of PIE. Notable people named included Harriet Harman, Paul Boateng, Patricia Hewitt (who succeeded Greville Janner’s Parliamentary seat and became Miranda’s Secretary of State for Health) and of course Jo Richardson. Tony Smythe, who was a leading light in MIND for years while MIND concealed Dafydd’s crimes, was also a big name in the NCCL. Sue Slipman, who had been a student at Lampeter in the 1970s was a communist who then joined Dr Death in the SDP and was also big in the NCCL. More recently Slipman Chaired an NHS Trust. Anna Coote, who used to be married to Radio 4’s celebrity sociologist Laurie Taylor, was involved with the NCCL. Anna and Laurie’s son Matthew Taylor was Miranda’s policy adviser when Miranda was PM.

Even more worrying were the number of lawyers who were involved at a senior level with the NCCL during it’s Paedophile Period. They included: Little Nell’s husband Sir Henry Hodge, who became a High Court judge; Patsy Hewitt’s husband Bill Birtles, who also became a High Court judge; barrister Peter Thornton, who became the Chief Coroner of England and Wales; Catherine Scorer, the trade union legal officer; the Human Rights lawyer Geoffrey Robertson; Howard Levenson, who became a High Court judge and who’s wife was a member of the GMC.

PIE shared an address in London with Release, an organisation established to help people in trouble as a result of being arrested for offences involving drugs. While patient F was illegally imprisoned in Denbigh by Dafydd in 1986, F contacted Release for help. F had originally been arrested after the Drugs Squad planted class A drugs on him and his then wife. F was really wowed when a man from Release came all the way up to Denbigh from London. F said that the man was very pleasant but told F that ‘there was nothing he could do’.

F had been fitted up by the police, violently assaulted by a senior officer at the police station, imprisoned in Risley Remand Centre for setting fire to his own house – although I have now been told that it wasn’t F who set the house on fire – possibly heard a murder being committed when he was in Risley and then was unlawfully transferred to Denbigh where he was detained, again unlawfully, for a year. I think that the man from Release could have done a great deal, but because he knew that Dafydd and the gang in north Wales were the main suppliers of the Westminster Paedophile Ring, he got the hell out of there and quickly. See previous posts for the full story re F and Release.

F was incredibly chatty and open about his extraordinary experiences. I imagine that the man from Release was told to go up to Denbigh and listen to what F told him. The man from Release would then have told his mates in PIE that F remembered a great many details about a great deal of serious crime that he had witnessed at first hand. It’ll have gone straight back to Dafydd.

Amazingly enough, Release received funding from the Home Office. The Home Offi