Vested Interests Or Common Pool?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Professor Harry Keen from Diabetes UK, based in Camden Town

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The False Decretals

Parliament and the Taxpayer (Classic Reprint)

Vested Interests Or Common Pool?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rhett Butler

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

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

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

Dr Dafydd Alun Jones

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

The family migrated to Australia in 1966!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Butlers had three sons:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

and Labour frontbencher Tom Clarke,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Gareth joined the BBC in 1987

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

ChildLine was established in 1986.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Professor Hugh Bentall

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Because it’s a secret.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

And probably of to whom to toady.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rather than just a hopeless teacher.

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Or perhaps because they were not that earth-shattering.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

Bertrand Russell

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

and by Barbara Castle as Chair in 1975.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A Bottom Up Man:

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A few thoughts:

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

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

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

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

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

Gordon Brown official.jpg

 

Eric Hobsbawm
Hobsbawm in 2011

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sir Ken Calman welcomes you! Anyone for Alex Salmond?

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

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

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

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

It wouldn’t have done her image much good.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Then how did it happen?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

So what went wrong?

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

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

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

With the emphasis on champagne.

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

Compare and Contrast:

Kay, Who Helped The Poor and Lived Like Them:

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An Empowered Service User:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

Helena Kennedy, Baroness Kennedy of The Shaws

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

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

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

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

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

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

Produced By: Ron Bloomfield

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

It’s the Manchester contingent again.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

It was in 1971 that Keith Joseph appointed Barbara Kahan as his children’s social work adviser.

When retirement came in 1976 she undertook a year’s training as a mature student at the National Institute for Social Work to prepare for the next stage of her life,

Peter Righton worked with the National Institute for Social Work. As did Tessa Jowell.

and be back in touch with the grass roots. Responsibilities in later years included chairing the Central Council for Education and Training in Social Work, 1984-86, and Parents for Children, 1979-87.

So Joan didn’t retire. She just went on to greater responsibilities to ensure that the criminality had no chance of being discovered and that future social workers were trained and supervised by, as well as answerable to Joan and the others who had facilitated criminal wrongdoing.

Joan Cooper was a very private person. For her, social work was a moral activity and she fiercely supported its ethical context in a period of considerable turbulence. She had no time for “fudge” and shallow thinking; she looked realities straight in the eye with a remorseless intellectual approach which was sometimes uncomfortable but always valuable. Personally she was kind and concerned for individuals and friends. It is a fitting bottom line that in 1998, at 84, she put energy and ideas into the celebrations involved in the initiative “50 Years of Child Care 1948-1998”.

1948: kids in care subjected to organised abuse concealed by Gov’t. Dissenters diverted into the psychiatric or criminal justice system.

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1998: kids in care subjected to organised abuse concealed by Gov’t. Dissenters diverted into the psychiatric or criminal justice system.

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Joan Davies Cooper, childcare administrator: born Manchester 12 August 1914; Assistant Director of Education, Derbyshire County Council 1941- 48; Children’s Officer, East Sussex County Council 1948-65; Vice-President, National Children’s Bureau 1964-99; Chief Inspector, Children’s Department, Home Office 1965-71; Director, Social Work Service, DHSS 1971-76; Honorary Research Fellow, Sussex University 1979-99; died Brighton 15 January 1999.

Joan Cooper was Director of Social Work Service, DHSS, 1971-76: while Dafydd and John Allen expanded and expanded their business…

 

Dick Crossman’s ‘Diaries’ show that he is very concerned with how to reach the ‘really poor’, as opposed to Scroungers. Crossman is not only acutely conscious of Scroungers himself, but other people from both the Tory and Labour Parties keep telling him that he mustn’t dish out money to Scroungers. The Scroungers discourse that is a regular feature of Crossman’s ‘Diaries’ is as good as anything that Thatch and Tebbit ever conjured up. The threat of Scroungers is ever present, indeed a Scrounger lurks around every corner.

I was wondering whether the Scrounger of Crossman’s consciousness was perhaps a Long Haired Layabout or a Workman With A Bad Back, which as any fule kno were huge social problems in Britain during the late 1960s and 70s. Imagine my surprise when Crossman described a variety of Scrounger that was an even bigger and well-known problem: an abandoned wife who hasn’t really been abandoned at all, her husband is just nipping next door from time to time to enable the Scrounger to claim Social Security.

Crossman is told by his team – probably the Brains Trust – that this particular type of Scrounger is very difficult to catch out because it would involve spying on them, indeed even sneaking into the Scrounger’s house to catch her in bed with her husband and there could well be complaints if the DHSS began doing that. Crossman doesn’t have a problem with the idea of DHSS folk concealing themselves in the bedrooms of Scroungers, but he does realise that a few other people might. It wasn’t a problem in Apartheid South Africa, Gov’t officials were notorious for doing their Peeping Tom bit in an attempt to catch black people and white people in bed together, Crossman was clearly inspired by that.

On one occasion two young Oxford graduates who work for the DHSS drop into the Houseparty to run a few ideas past Crossman re Scroungers and Crossman muses that they were very impressive. He wishes that there were more graduates working for the DHSS on the front line, but when he told DHSS managers that he’d like those assessing people for Supplementary Benefit to receive an education in social sciences, it was explained that if they were educated they would not be able to carry out their jobs effectively and would start mulling on unnecessary complexities and theoretical problems, whereas their job was to assess people’s need for Supplementary Benefit as quickly as possible and ensure that payments weren’t made to Scroungers.

Some years ago Brown and I carried out an oral history project with older people who grew up in rural north Wales during the 1950s and 60s and one lady whom we interviewed detailed memories of the absolute bastard of the Supplementary Benefit man who used to visit her widowed mother to assess the family. She described him as effectively rifling through the family’s rather sparse and threadbare undies and quibbling over everything that her mum had in the house. He also used to conceal himself in the locality before announcing his presence in an attempt to catch the family spending money like drunken sailors. Not that the family ever extracted much dosh out of Crossman’s official; the kids were given parcels of clothes rather than money with which to buy clothes and the clothes were as foul as possible to ensure that the Scroungers were identified and marginalised at school.

One body campaigning on behalf of Scroungers from whom Crossman found himself subjected to ‘continuous criticism’ was the Child Poverty Action Group. Which ironically was founded by Abel-Smith and Titmuss and starred their LSE colleague and Labour Party adviser Professor Peter Townsend. See previous posts. So there was presumably a bit of infighting within the Brains Trust.

For all Richard Crossman’s mulling over Scroungers, the reality of the largesse of the welfare system did now and then clobber him. Crossman watched a BBC 2 programme on the NHS. It was the sort of PR vehicle for the NHS that the BBC excels in screening and Crossman was delighted to see film footage of the elderly being put to bed by caring Angels. Crossman commented that the BBC 2 programme made the hospital look wonderful, but noted in his diary that he knew what that place and others were really like and they were so grim that he was grateful that as a man of considerable means he would not end up in one himself.

On Sep 20 1968, Crossman goes on an official tour of inspection of Oxford. His first stop is at the Social Security Office, where he is told that the effect of Oxford University has been to ‘increase drug addiction’ and that ‘it is brought in by the women who come down from the north to consort with these young men…they lead a strange life, if they marry a student and can’t get a wife’s allowance from their own local authority, they come to us for Supplementary Benefit and for their children as well’. Crossman remarked ‘that Oxford has changed a good deal since I was a Councillor [Crossman was the Leader of the Labour Group on Oxford City Council, 1934-40].

Indeed, Oxford went from this:

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It was all the fault of the hordes of drug addicted northern women who stormed the Oxford Union seeking a Ted Heath as a Mate. Ann Widdecombe was probably one of them.

After hearing how the neighbourhood had gone downhill, Crossman went on to Littlemore, an asylum: ‘I went there once when I was a Councillor…a Dickensian nightmare of huge great shadowy halls, with about 150 people in each. As you come in they crowded around you, women with their grey hair in disorder and long nails… It was a kind of nightmare madhouse’. Someone should have explained to this member of the security services that he too would look like that if Dafydd had kept him in a dungeon. When I went to Denbigh everyone crowded around me. It wasn’t because they were nutters, it was because I was the first new face that they’d seen for ages and they were being grossly abused so they asked the new face to help them.

When Crossman got to Littlemore, he was delighted to see that the halls had been painted and that there were curtains up now and the Angels told him that the padded cells had disappeared. They didn’t tell him that they had been renamed seclusion rooms. Crossman continues: ‘this revolution has been carried out in the last 12 years by a European Jew called Dr Mandelbrote. One finds these adventurous things in modern medicine and it strikes me how reckless doctors are allowed to be and what enormous risks they are allowed to take.’ Including the friend of so many of Crossman’s inner circle :

Dr Dafydd Alun Jones

 

Crossman walked around Littlemore with the Chairman of the Regional Health Board, ‘the great Dame Isabel’. He was told that what Mandelbrote had done at Littlemore ‘had already produced intense opposition from most of the doctors’.

Later on in the day, Crossman visited the geriatric hospital at Cowley, ‘which had been attacked so savagely in Mrs Robb’s book ‘Sans Everything’…met another tremendously energetic dynamic Central European doctor…’ Crossman explains that this Top Doc’s philosophy was to keep the old folk out of bed and moving; ‘he has stimulated the nurses to shove the old people and only let the acute cases stay in bed. Everybody must be outside’. Crossman notes that this approach ‘requires much higher quality staff than most of these huge old geriatric hospitals possess. If you take second rate nurses and encourage them to push the old people around there will be slappings and cruelties as well and some of this had apparently happened here… the woman who is in charge of the staff problems…told me that the staff in both these hospitals hate the doctors because they make the work infinitely more difficult…it’s much easier to have old people dying in bed. Is it ever possible to get staff capable of carrying out the new ideas, the revolution in geriatric care? That’s what was worrying me as I left.’

Readers might remember from my post ‘Uncle Harry’s Friends…’ that ‘Cowley’ was the long-stay institution in which Dame Rosemary Rue secured a job when she was a junior doctor after having been mistreated and hampered by her senior colleagues. Rosemary Rue discovered something so grim among the practices at this hospital, located in an area of organised abuse which was concealed by the local psychiatrists, that Rosemary’s career took an upward trajectory from then on, with Rosemary eventually ending up as Regional Director of the NHS covering the Oxfordshire region and of course a Dame.

Members of Crossman’s Brains Trust were personally known to Dafydd and they all knew, including Crossman, just how bad things were at the North Wales Hospital Denbigh. Much worse than at Cowley Road and Littlemore…

Barbara Robb’s famous book ‘Sans Everything’ detailed the appalling conditions in which elderly patients were living in long-stay institutions, with reference to Cowley Road Hospital. See previous posts. Barbara Robb is viewed as a hero these days, one of the original whistleblowers, but she received a lot of flak at the time (as did the man who blew the whistle on the Ely Hospital Scandal in the late 1960s). Dafydd’s mate Sir Kenneth Robinson wrote a White Paper attempting to defend the horrors that Barbara Robb had witnessed at Cowley Road and Crossman, while telling everyone that Barbara Robb was exaggerating and that of course things were not as bad as she alleged, concealed abuse in such institutions. It was why the North Wales Hospital Denbigh was never the subject of a Public Inquiry, although it was known to be worse than Ely. It was so bad that no-one dared investigate.

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It was for her work on the Oxford Regional Hospital Board (1963- 72) and also for her chairmanship of the National Nursing Staff Committee (1967-75) that Isabel Graham Bryce was, in 1968, appointed DBE. In her long working life, she set herself goals which were beyond mere personal ambition: she took an intense and genuine interest in the welfare of others, high and low, and she applied a systematic approach – derived, no doubt, from her early scientific training – to achieve what she saw as right and fitting.

She was born in 1902, the fourth of five children, in Belfast, where her father, James Lorrain Smith, was a professor of pathology. She was only two years old when the family moved – first to Manchester and then to Edinburgh, where her father became Dean of the Medical Faculty. Her father’s chairmanship of the English Association meant that his family met many of the writers of the day – Yeats and Masefield for instance – when they came to lecture and to read.

Her mother was much involved in good works; she set the example of community work which her four daughters followed. However, when Isabel went to her first job after graduating MA from Edinburgh University, she followed in the footsteps of her father, who had been on a Home Office committee investigating humidity and ventilation in cotton weaving sheds: her project was to study the effects of humidity in shoe factories in Leicester.
 She took a year off to do psychological research in Cambridge under Sir Frederick Bartlett, and in 1928 became a factory inspector – an unusual job for a woman in those days – and went to work first in London then in Manchester. In later years she would recall the lip-reading skills of the cotton spinners and how the inspectors had to be careful of what they said, even in the deafening noise of the factories.

At the end of the war she returned to Manchester, a member of the National Council of Women and of the Federation of University Women, but also on the board of the Manchester Children’s Hospital on which she had served briefly before going to Canada. She led a team investigating the work of nurses at the Children’s Hospital, with the result that when the National Association of Hospital Management Committees was formed she was a Manchester representative and later a member of the General Nursing Council. Parallel with this she was a magistrate on the senior and juvenile courts.

 

Something different, but not out of character, was her five years with the new Independent Television Authority. Her concern for people and feel for efficiency together with her lively awareness of current affairs led to her working with great enthusiasm with such a group, planning and monitoring programmes and getting the feedback of public reaction.

 Concurrently, and having moved in the meantime to Berkshire, she became in 1963 Chairman of the Oxford Regional Hospital Board. The region was a large one, embracing not only Oxfordshire but also Buckinghamshire, west Berkshire, parts of Wiltshire and Gloucestershire and Northamptonshire; it included Grendon Underwood and Stoke Mandeville. Her nine years in the position – three periods of office – were the high point of her career: she used all her abilities, drive and, above all, her efficient handling of committees and government officials (including nine ministers), to make this large region an outstanding one.

During a complete reorganisation of the NHS, she chaired the National Staff Committee co-ordinating personnel changes through to 1975. She held no more official positions after 1978 but continued to be involved in voluntary organisations such as the League of Friends of the Radcliffe Infirmary, the Zonta International Women’s Organisation and the Motor Neurone Disease Association…

Isabel Lorrain Smith, public servant: born Belfast 30 April 1902; Investigator, Industrial Fatigue Research Board 1926-27; HM Inspector of Factories 1928- 34; Centre Organiser, WVS, Manchester 1938-39; Director of Organisation, Ontario Division, Canadian WVS 1941-42; Technical Adviser, American WVS 1942-43; Research Fellow, Fatigue Laboratory, Harvard University 1943- 44; Vice-President, Princess Christian College, Manchester 1953-97; Chairman, Oxford Regional Hospital Board 1963-72; Chairman, National Nursing Staff Committee 1967-75; DBE 1968; Chairman, National Staff Committee 1969-75; director, British Transport Hotels 1962-79, consultant 1979-81; married 1934 Alexander Graham Bryce (died 1968; two sons); died Oxford 29 April 1997.

 

One of Dame Isabel’s colleagues was Dr J.O.F. (John Owen Fisher) Davies. From 1949-67, JOF Davies was Senior Administrative Medical Officer to the Oxford Regional Hospital Board. From 1961-63, JOF was seconded to the Ministry of Health as Senior Principal Medical Officer. JOF’s obituary in the BMJ states that it was JOF and his colleague John Ravens who ensured that Enoch Powell’s 1961 Hospital Plan was ‘made possible’ by implementing it in their own regions. Enoch Powell’s 1961 Hospital Plan was written by Powell after he visited the North Wales Hospital Denbigh and was so horrified at what he saw that he told the reception committee that he would not allow them to do this to people, returned to London and wrote the Hospital Plan which included closing every asylum in Britain. But, as previous posts have explained, Powell didn’t do that. Someone leaned on him, he completely dropped the subject of closing the asylums and the Hospital Plan was rewritten as the Hospital Programme, which included Powell’s original plans to build a lot of new hospitals but dropped the plans to close the asylums. So JOF’s BMJ obituary – published in March 1978 – involved a sleight of hand. JOF seemed to have been instead one of the people who threw a spanner in the works of the Hospital Plan. JOF would have had a very good reason to do that; JOF was a mate of Gwynne the lobotomist!

Like Gwynne, JOF qualified at the Middlesex Hospital, in JOF’s case in 1931. Pretty much at the same time as Gwynne. JOF was Deputy Medical Officer of Health to the Borough of Willesden and Principal Assistant Medical Officer to Middlesex County Council.He was later Deputy Senior Administrative Medical Officer to the North West Metropolitan Regional Board and then in 1949, JOF took up the senior role with Oxford Regional Hospital Board.

JOF would have known Sir Charles Evans as well, Principal of UCNW for the best part of 30 years until 1984, while Dafydd and the gang were given complete freedom within the institution. Sir Charles was not only a 1953 Everest Hero but he was a neurosurgeon who had trained at and then worked in Oxford. See post ‘Meet The Gwerin!’

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So Gwynne’s mate had domain over the Region which covered the Dreaming Spires! Gwynne’s mate was the senior administrative Top Doctor who was responsible for the bins which contained the witnesses to the crimes of those in the Dreaming Spires! No wonder Dame Rosemary Rue did so well for herself after taking a look into the sewer.

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It gets better. Gwynne’s mate did a few other things as well. When the Council for the Professions Supplementary to Medicine was formed in 1961, JOF was one of the members.In 1967 JOF became Secretary of the Central Committee on Postgraduate Medical Education and in 1970, when the Council for Postgraduate Medical Education was formed, he became the first Secretary.

In 1965, the year after Dafydd was appointed as a consultant to the North Wales Hospital, JOF was given a CBE and was appointed honorary physician to Lilibet.

Lilibet: patients who complained of being sexually assaulted were lobotomised. Children were gang-raped and forced to have sex with animals while they were filmed. Witnesses were murdered. Your honorary personal physician was mates with the people who were doing it. As was Geoffrey Chamberlain, who was also a pal of Sir George Pinker, another Top Doc to the Royals. When Chamberlain worked in Washington in the mid-1960s, he illegally aborted late gestation foetuses, conducted live experiments on them and then killed them. See post ‘Now Then…’

I’ll wait for a comment from you on my blog Lilibet. My friend was murdered because I discussed that vile old Gwynne with her. Never mind making mealy-mouthed statements that can be interpreted as support for Europe, you need to fucking well abdicate and forget about any member of your dysfunctional family taking over from you. Backstairs Billy and his penchant for young boys is nothing compared to this.

The gang-rapes and murders were recorded by the security services. They were never made public because the trail lead to the Royal Family. The sex offences and murders continued.

 

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On July 18 1968 Richard Crossman noted that Labour had held on in the Caerphilly by-election but with a hugely reduced majority. He discussed the matter with Emrys Jones. John Emrys Jones was the Secretary and organiser of the Labour Party in Wales. The Dictionary of Welsh Biography tells us that:

He was born on 12 March 1914, the son of William and Elizabeth Susan Jones. They lived at 5 Harris Terrace, Penrhiwceiber in the Cynon Valley. He was educated at a secondary school at Mountain Ash, but left school at fourteen years of age. He worked as a shop assistant, 1928—29, a railwayman, 1929—33, for the Rootes motor factory, 1933—36, and as a railwayman again, 1936—49. He joined the National Union of Railwaymen aged sixteen, arranged his first political meeting when he was 17 and three years later had been elected chairman of the Aberdare branch of the NUR.
The NUR was a powerful union in parts of south Wales and the backing of the NUR could take one a long way if one was not in an area where the NUM dominated. See previous posts.
Like so many of his generation, he studied quietly at home and contributed regularly to the NUR Magazine. He began to organise political meetings at the age of eighteen and he was particularly moved by the sight of miners in the dole queue in the Cynon Valley in the 1930s; this was to become a major influence on his thinking and political outlook. In 1942 he left his post at Aberaman station to move to Cardiff where he held a number of positions under the NUR and was elected a member of Cardiff City Council – the youngest member of the council at the time.
There have been problems with endemic corruption in Cardiff City Council in its various incarnations stretching back to the middle years of the 20th century at least. Some Cardiff City Councillors eg. Lord Jack Brooks (see previous posts) became incredibly powerful and the city was run as a fiefdom. Allegations of Masonic corruption were a running theme and George Thomas’s name cropped up in many rotten deals between business and the local authority.

Emrys Jones was the first full-time, salaried regional organiser for the Labour Party in the south-west, 1949-60, the West Midlands, 1960-65, and for the Labour Party Wales from 1965 until his retirement in 1979. He was a regular at the ‘Welsh night’ at the Labour Party annual conferences and built up a close relationship with Jim Griffiths MP who was to become the first Secretary of State for Wales in 1964. During these years he was also secretary of the South Wales region of the Labour Party.

Emrys Jones was busy in the Labour Party in Wales while Dafydd and the gang expanded their empire and literally ran north Wales and while George Thomas and others molested away unhampered. Previous posts have discussed how the Welsh Office was rotten from its establishment, Jim Griffiths being the safe pair of hands whom could be relied upon to get it off to a thoroughly corrupt start. See eg. post ‘The Cradle Of Filth’.

He built skilfully on the efforts of the regional secretaries who had preceded him, notably Cliff Prothero. Emrys Jones was a notably dedicated and skilful organiser who made a major contribution to help the Labour Party to repel the challenge of nationalism in the valleys of south Wales, notably at the by-elections at Rhondda West (1967), Caerphilly (1968) and Merthyr Tydfil (1972).

Those presenting that ‘challenge’ included people such as Ioan Bowen Rees and Dafydd Wigley, who colluded with and concealed the criminality of Dafydd’s gang and who knew that the gang was supplying kids to Westminster figures, including George Thomas…

There were also severe internal difficulties within the local Labour Parties in Merthyr Tydfil and Pembrokeshire. He set up a series of working groups to examine pressing issues and to re-define and formulate new policies. He also took steps to ensure that the new position of research assistant was established at Transport House in Cardiff so that the party in Wales would not have to rely entirely on its London headquarters. He also helped to formulate his party’s policies on devolution and the Welsh language.

Devolution and the Welsh language were enormously divisive issues in the Labour Party in Wales. George Thomas and others were opposed to devolution and hostile to the Welsh language, whereas people Like Lord Cledwyn were desperate for a Welsh Parliament and were first language Welsh speakers. See previous posts. The Windbag was one of those who opposed devolution and was unsympathetic to Welsh, which is why so many people in Gwynedd loathed the Windbag. The irony is that Lord Cledwyn was a big wig who was a personal friend of Lady Windbag’s mum and dad and was the man who attached a jet engine to the Windbag’s early years in politics. So naturally when Lord Cledwyn was thrown overboard in 1979 after all those years as the Labour MP for Anglesey (see previous posts), loyally colluding with Dafydd’s criminality, the Windbag didn’t give a bugger.

He saw the case for a measure of devolution as part of the reform of local government and advocated an all-Wales tier of government controlled by about forty nominated bodies. This model, he argued, could be a precedent for Scotland and the historical provinces of England. Indeed in 1974 he was sent to Scotland by Labour Party leaders to outline the thrust of the devolution policies which were being developed in Wales. Jones was conspicuously even-handed in the struggle within the Labour Party in Wales between the pro—-and the anti-devolutionists. In his heart of hearts, he cherished a hope that Wales would eventually benefit immensely from a democratically elected assembly sitting at Cardiff.

Wales eventually got one of those. I was daft enough to vote for it as well because I was sick of Wales being shafted by Westminster. I didn’t realise that the Welsh Assembly would just be seen as an employment opportunity for Dafydd’s mates. As far as I can see, the only three people in the Welsh Assembly who have conducted themselves properly with regard to admitting that there are major problems in the NHS in north Wales are Darren Millar, Mark Isherwood and Dafydd El. Two Tories and a peer. What has Uncle Harry’s nephew got to say about that?

From the early 1970s he was a warm supporter of the need to set up a Welsh language television channel, and he established a group to explore how this could best be achieved.

This was only achieved by a delegation of ‘three wise men’ paying a visit to Willie Whitelaw and telling him that they wanted S4C and that Thatch had better give it to them or else. The three wise men were Gwilym Williams (the Bishop of Bangor and Archbishop of Wales), Alwyn Roberts of UCNW and another paedophiles’ friend. The bargaining tool was Dafydd and the gang, including Sir Peter Morrison. See post ‘A Bit More Paleontology’.

He also pressed for the award of adequate compensation to the disabled quarrymen of north Wales who had suffered from disease caused by rock-dust and their dependants,

Politicians who doubled up as paedophiles’ friends made much of their support for those quarrymen. Look at the detail: every deal thrashed out for the quarrymen was woefully inadequate and somehow did not result in adequate compensation being paid, it was always ‘for the future’. Most of them died until in the early 1990s Dafydd Wigley began to Fight For the Quarrymen. Wigley received much good PR but the quarrymen still didn’t get the dosh. I had a bird’s eye view of it all because I used to live in Rachub near Bethesda, a village full of retired quarrymen, many of whom were badly clobbered by silicosis. Not only did the quarrymen have to live with that, but all the elderly in the area had to endure the corruption and shite ‘services’ provided by Gwynedd County Council, the Chief Exec of which was Ioan Bowen Rees, who was far too busy facilitating the paedophile gang within his Dept of Social Services to provide ‘services’ for anyone, even dying quarrymen. Ioan Bowen Rees was a member of Plaid, had stood for election to the Commons in Merthy Tydfil back in the 1970s and was an adviser to a local MP, one Dafydd Wigley. See eg. post ‘I Know Nuzzing’.

and for the aberrations which remained following the passage of the Leasehold Reform Act of 1967.

In the general election of July 1945 Jones had served as the political agent for George Thomas and had helped to ensure that the party made seven gains in that watershed general election.

That explains EVERYTHING. When Emrys Evans got a mention in Crossman’s ‘Diaries’, George Thomas was Secretary of State for Wales.

He also served as the chairman of the Cardiff North Divisional Labour Party. His hobbies were reading and writing. He married in 1935 Stella, the daughter of T. Davies, a newsagent at Cardiff Road, Aberaman, Aberdare, and they had one daughter Maureen. The family lived at 4 Glancynon Terrace, Aberaman from 1936 until 1942. During his period of service to the Labour Party in Wales, he lived at Caerphilly, and on his retirement moved to Hanham in Bristol, an area which he knew very well since he had served there for the Labour Party in the 1950s.

Bristol… the city where the Top Docs included Dr D.G.E. Wood’s father and his mates. Wood was mates with Tony Francis -as well as Dafydd – and Tony Francis and the Windbag knew each other from their days as students in Cardiff.

On his retirement in 1979 he was awarded a CBE.

The year that Mary Wynch was unlawfully arrested and imprisoned by Dafydd. There was also that little local difficulty with Jeremy Thorpe being up at the Old Bailey. The Jeremy of the Lib Lab pact, the Jeremy who was friends with the descendants of David Lloyd-George, who’s family still retained enormous influence in north Wales and knew many of the local lawyers, members of the judiciary and politicians. Including Sir Ronnie Waterhouse, who’s dad had been a leading Welsh Liberal who had personally known Lloyd George.

He was succeeded by Hubert Morgan as organiser to Labour Party Wales. He died on 24 December 1991 at his home in Bristol.

Emrys Jones possessed a calm personality and he was not given to displays of great emotion. He was unfailingly supportive and sincere, with a deep sense of commitment. He was also very self-effacing, sometimes to the point of diffidence.

When I first knew Tony Francis he told me that I was so self-effacing that he was finding me very difficult to cope with. That was his final conclusion in the spring of 1985. Until I requested copies of my medical records, told him that I would not be withdrawing my complaint against Gwynne the lobotomist and also challenged Francis on a whopper of a lie that he had told me. Within the course of 24 hours I was no longer so self-effacing that I was impossible, I was a dangerous, aggressive Patient who presented a considerable threat to him and all other Top Docs, so much so that no complaints of mine should be responded to and that the police should be called to arrest me if I arrived on NHS premises again. Not that I knew that Francis had written all this down and sent it to other senior figures in the NHS, as well as in the BMA and the MDU. From that day on I was a ‘dangerous personality disordered patient who needed a place in a secure unit’. My how things had changed from 24 hours previously when I was a self-effacing graduate with a place on a medicine degree myself… At Cardiff unfortunately, which I now know is why WW III was declared…

It frightened them nearly as much as me registering for a PhD at Bangor University many years later. ‘Don’t listen to her anyone, she’s mad!’

He presided calmly and effectively over meetings, helping to ensure that his party always took the right decision. Unlike Cliff Prothero, he was no natural power-broker. Thus his immense contribution to perpetuating the dominance of the Labour Party in Wales was not always appreciated. But in 1979 he left the Labour Party in Wales in a relatively healthy state to face the challenge of the future.

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It is unfortunate that (unlike Cliff Prothero) Emrys Jones never wrote a volume of reminiscences which would have been an important source for the historian of the Labour movement in twentieth-century Wales.

He didn’t dare.

This tribute to Emrys was written by ‘Dr John Graham Jones, Aberystwyth’.

The lucky winner of the Caerphilly by-election being discussed by Emrys and Crossman was Fred Evans. Alfred Thomas “Fred” Evans (24 February 1914 – 13 April 1987) was MP for Caerphilly, 1968-79, after which he retired. In the year of Mary Wynch, Jeremy and Norman etc.

Evans was born into a miner’s family in 1914. He was educated at primary and grammar schools at Bargoed and went on to study at what became Cardiff University. He married Mary Katharine O’Marah in 1939 and they had a son and two daughters.

Evans was Head of the English Dept at Bargoed Grammar School (1937-1949), Headmaster of Bedlinog Secondary School (1949-1966) and Headmaster of Lewis Grammar School in Pengam (1966-1968).

Teaching, like preaching, was treated with a great deal of respect in Wales when Evans was a teacher. George Thomas was both a teacher and a preacher, so he was a real vote-puller. Thomas was also involved in the NUT and knew many other teachers, some of whom did know that he was abusing kids. George Thomas taught Dafydd’s pal Dr Dannie Abse, who as an adult joined his brothers Leo and Wilfred in facilitating the Westminster Paedophile Ring. Dannie’s autobiography supplies a detailed account of his schooling in south Wales and there were teachers who very obviously were doing things that they should not have been doing, although that phenomenon was certainly not confined to Wales. Previous posts have mentioned a number of people who went to Lewis School in Pengam who later became public figures and colluded with Dafydd et al. As did many politicians who had previously been teachers, some of whom were NUT reps eg. Lord Barry Jones. See previous posts.

Evans was agent to Ness Edwards, a Labour Party big wig from a previous era who served as the MP for Caerphilly. Ness Edwards’s daughter Lin Golding was the Labour MP for Newcastle-under-Lyme, 1986-2001. She was married to John Golding preceded her as the MP. John and Lin Golding concealed organised abuse in Staffordshire, the extent of which when it became public in the late 1980s in the form of the Pindown Scandal, was concealed by Barbara Kahan, who co-chaired the subsequent Inquiry. See previous posts. Evans served as a Councillor on Gelligaer Urban District Council, 1948-1951. Evans died in 1987 aged 73.

Evans was succeeded as the Labour MP for Caerphilly by Ednyfed Hudson Davies, a Balliol graduate who was a media friendly politician and rather flash with friends who were theatricals and celebs. Davies had been the MP for Conway, 1966-70. I have blogged about Ednyfed previously and discussed how he was one of Dafydd’s umbrellas. I’ve been wondering for ages why he defected to Caerphilly, because there is a fairly big divide between north and south Wales and a very tight nepotistic south Wales Labour mafia. It’s obvious to me now that I know that Evans was a close pal of George Thomas AND ‘retired’ in 1979. Paedophiles In Distress, Paedophiles In Distress, a Safe Pair Of Hands is needed in Caerphilly. Particularly a flash git who’s mates with the stars and a source of good PR.

The long-standing tradition of swingers and their friends representing Caerphilly was continued after Ednyfed, with Ron ‘I was looking for badgers’ Davies’s election in 1983. See previous posts…

On July 24 1968, Richard Crossman noted in his diary that he held a meeting of the Supplementary Benefits Commission. Attending were the Deputy Chair of the SBC, Richard Titmuss; Kay Carmichael, ‘the wife of Neil Carmichael’; and Professor David Marsh ‘with a professional welfare officer and a professional from Prison Aid’. So David Marsh turned up to the Houseparty with someone who will have known Lord Longford in tow. Lord Longford’s decades of prison visiting enabled him to discover exactly who the witnesses to serious crime were and who they could name; his public image as a naive old nutter who was duped by murdering psychopaths was a most useful smokescreen. Longford personally met numerous witnesses to the Westminster Paedophile Ring and the associated gangs. He knew about Dafydd et al, what was happening in north Wales and he knew about Jimmy Savile. Longford and his extended family, including Harriet Harman, concealed everything. See post ‘Comedies of Menace’.

Neil Carmichael was of course Kay Carmichael’s first husband, who colluded with the Westminster Paedophile Ring, before she moved onto her second husband, David Donnison, who also colluded with the Westminster Paedophile Ring in his radical Bottom Up way. Neil Carmichael died in July 2001.

Neil George Carmichael, Baron Carmichael of Kelvingrove (10 October 1921 – 19 July 2001), was the Labour MP for a Glasgow constituency, 1962-83. Carmichael was the son of James Carmichael MP and the grandson of George Carmichael, a founder member of the ILP. Dafydd’s mate Professor Jerry Morris was also descended from original ILP members… See post ‘Houseparty’.

Neil Carmichael was educated at Eastbank Academy in Shettleston and the Royal College of Science and Technology, Glasgow. In WW II, he was a conscientious objector. Carmichael was an engineer and a Councillor on Glasgow Town Council.

Carmichael served in Harold Wilson’s Gov’ts. In 1980 Carmichael introduced a private member’s bill to make seat belts compulsory, but it was “talked out” during the report stage. Readers of my vintage will remember that, as the Awkward Squad contingent among the Great British Public rebelled against the notion of compulsory wearing of seat belts – the Motorcycle Action Group held a similarly high spirited campaign against compulsory crash helmets, the hero of the movement being an old bloke called Fred Hill who was jailed numerous times for refusing to wear his helmet (or ‘lid’ in bikers’ parlance) – Jimmy Savile was wheeled out to patronise us all. One of Savile’s TV shows was called ‘Clunk Click’ after the slogan for idiots that was spouted in Savile’s ‘public education’ campaign. In 2016 ‘The Guardian’ reported that the “clunk click for every trip” public information films presented by Jimmy Savile during the 1970s had been removed from the National Archives ‘as official bodies seek to erase from history records of Britain’s most notorious child abuser’. The Lord Law-Haw bit didn’t make Savile’s crimes retrospectively not happen.

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In 1983, Carmichael’s constituency was abolished and merged with Glasgow Hillhead, which had been won in a by-election by Woy Jenkins for the SDP. The two incumbent MPs fought each other, with Woy winning. My post ‘We’ve Been Expecting You…’ discusses how the Gang of Four targeted seats that were particularly sensitive with regard to matters involving the Westminster Paedophile Ring when they stood for election in their new SDP colours after leaving the Labour Party. Woy targeted Hillhead, which had previously hosted Sir Thomas Galbraith, 1948-82, who had been involved in the gay spies in the Admiralty scandal as a young man and also had the dirt on the shenanigans in High Places re Lord Mountbatten swinging in the Navy when he was First Sea Lord. See post ‘The Defence Of The Realm’. Sir Thomas was known as Tam.

Another Tam was Tam Dalyell, the eccentric Labour MP who wrote numerous obituaries of his Parliamentary colleagues and who became well-known in his later career for spending years trying to nail Thatch over the sinking of the Belgrano. He could have nailed her over Sir Peter Morrison and Jimmy Savile far more easily, but Tam didn’t dare because he was a big mate of Richard Crossman – as is clear from Crossman’s ‘Diaries’, which detail many of the dirty tricks that Tam was employing to conceal crap, smear his opponents etc – and Tam knew all about the Westminster Swingers In The DHSS and Crossman’s Houseparties. See previous posts for further details on Dalyell.

Tam Dalyell’s official name was Sir Thomas Dalyell of The Binns, 11th Baronet.

As for Woy, he receives plenty of mentions in Crossman’s ‘Diaries’. When Crossman was running the DHSS, Woy was Chancellor of the Exchequer and quibbled about the loose change being allocated to the Scroungers via the Supplementary Benefit system but cheerfully OK’d huge sums of money to commission the many mates of Abel-Smith and Titmuss ,who were not of course armchair socialists, to conduct research and publish material that resulted in them bagging cushy numbers at the LSE and other universities but did nothing to improve the lot of The Poor. Woy was also always happy to foot the bill for Harold and Woy’s pet projects.

Woy of course grew up in south Wales, the indulged son of two parents who were a cut above their neighbours and he was directly involved in concealing the criminality of Dafydd et al when Woy served as Home Secretary, 1965-67 and 1974-76. Woy was a Westminster Swinger himself. He admitted to swinging with adults and took the view that this wasn’t anything to do with anyone else; the problem wasn’t that, it was what Woy knew was happening to children and adults at the hands of the criminal gangs… Woy spent years in the Lords with dining facilities, he also dropped in at the European Commission as President, 1977-81 and served as Chancellor of Oxford University, 1987-2003, while that institution gave Chairs to the likes of Tom Burns and Mark Williams who had colluded with Dafydd et al. Woy doubled up as Miranda’s mentor. Throughout it all, Woy worked hard to make damn sure that the truth about the Westminster Paedophile Ring never emerged. See previous posts…

 

Neil Carmichael was awarded a life peerage in 1983, just as Mary Wynch made her way to the Master of the Rolls and Nice Young Doctors arrived in Gwynedd to reassure everyone that Things Had Changed. Two of the Nice Young Doctors were Tony and Sadie Francis and a third was Dr Lyndon Miles who joined Gwynne and D.G.E. Wood, the people traffickers, in the Student Health Centre at UCNW. During Carmichael’s time in the Lords he became Labour’s spokesman on transport and Scotland. Carmichael’s Ministerial positions in the Commons were:

  • Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Transport (1967–1969)
  • Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Technology (1969–1970)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department of Environment (1974–1975)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department of Industry (1975–1976)

Carmichael died in July 2001, the year following the publication of the Waterhouse Report and his Torygraph obituary read thus:

Carmichael and his local party were flabbergasted by the result. Boundary changes had merged Carmichael’s Kelvingrove constituency with more middle-class Hillhead, but it still seemed inconceivable to the Labour faithful that so conspicuous a southerner as Jenkins could retain the Clydeside seat he had narrowly won at a by-election the year before.

No wonder Carmichael was given a peerage to shut him up after that… I wonder why those boundary changes had taken place, who decided that would be a good idea and when?

But the Alliance fought a brilliant campaign, increasing their national share of the vote to 25 per cent – two points behind Labour – although that gave them just six MPs, including Jenkins. His majority was reduced from 2,038 to 1,164, but he had seen off Carmichael’s challenge. His victory tasted all the sweeter for having been achieved at the expense of a man with his roots deep in the kind of far-Left socialism that the SDP was bent on destroying.

Neil George Carmichael was born in Glasgow on October 10 1921. His grandfather was a founder of the old Independent Labour Party (ILP), while his father, James, was right-hand man to the Glasgow Bridgeton MP Jimmy Maxton; he inherited Maxton’s seat in 1946 and soon afterwards left the ILP for the Labour Party. Neil’s sister was also steeped in politics, being married to the Provan MP Hugh Brown.

Two more potential guests for the Houseparties.

Neil was educated at Eastbank Academy and then at the Royal College of Science and Technology, Glasgow. His first job was with a building contractor which specialised in road construction, and later he worked as an engineer for the planning department of the Scottish Gas Board. He established himself as a formidable trade unionist and became a Glasgow City councillor before winning Woodside at a by-election in 1962.

The vacancy had been caused by the promotion of the sitting MP, the Conservative William Grant, from Solicitor-General for Scotland to Lord Justice Clerk. His majority of 2,084 was overturned by Carmichael by a thousand votes as the electorate registered a protest against rising unemployment. On the day of the contest, which was held in a pea-soup fog that kept the poll down to 55 per cent, it was announced that the number out of work in Scotland had passed 100,000.

At Westminster, Carmichael made a reputation as a moderate Left-winger, but at heart he was still in the radical ILP tradition – a pacifist and believer in nuclear disarmament with a distinct touch of republicanism. Carmichael once advocated turning most of the royal palaces into hospitals or schools, although he had little time for the unrestrained excesses of the far Left.

Carmichael’s appearance and voice gave a misleading impression of aggression. His broken nose made him look like a retired prizefighter, while his broad Glaswegian accent could have come from the city’s back streets. This, combined with an inarticulateness surprising in one from a family of public speakers, often made it hard for his fellow MPs to understand what he was saying. Even Scottish journalists in the press gallery sometimes had difficulty in deciphering his words.

In reality, Carmichael was a genial and modest man, and a dedicated constituency MP. From 1967 until 1970, he also served as a junior minister in Harold Wilson’s government, working with Frank Cousins and then Tony Benn at Technology, and at Transport – a particular interest of his – with Barbara Castle. When Labour was re-elected in 1974, he became Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at Environment before moving to the Department of Industry the next year.

On the back benches he was always ready for committee work and made a point of sponsoring Private Members Bills on matters that caught his interest.

One notable achievement was to win a majority for making the wearing of car seat belts compulsory. He faced bitter opposition, particularly from Right-wing Conservatives who condemned it as a totalitarian interference with the citizen’s freedom.

All anyone needed to have done was spill the beans on Savile and it would all have imploded…

In 1977, he secured an important reform of Scottish law with the Presumption of Death Bill, which enabled the courts to assume the death of a person not known to have been alive for the previous seven years.

During the 1970s and 80s, numerous ‘runaways’ from children’s homes disappeared into that category. They had been forced into prostitution and some of them had undoubtedly been murdered. These were kids of 14 and 15; the Social Services Depts would make one cursory report to the police regarding their ‘absconding’ and no-one even bothered to look for them. Empowered Service Users were also allowed to die very publicly in full public view without anyone lifting a finger. I know some of those who did.

Carmichael also campaigned against the use of the tawse (or strap) in Scottish state schools. He claimed that some Glasgow schools were using it 20 times a day “in an attempt to belt knowledge into the less able child”.

That was true, but the elephant in the room was that many of the same kids were being exploited and abused in another way that Carmichael never mentioned…

He was created a life peer, as Baron Carmichael of Kelvingrove, in 1983, when he left the Commons after losing his seat. From 1987 until 1997 he was a front bench spokesman in the Lords on Transport and Scottish affairs. Away from politics, he enjoyed the theatre and supporting Celtic football club.

He married, in 1948, Kay Rankin, later a prominent social worker. The marriage was dissolved and he is survived by a daughter.

Andrew Roth wrote Carmichael’s obituary for ‘The Guardian’:

A month later, Carmichael duly won the seat by 1,368 votes. His maiden speech created a sensation in the Commons press gallery because most of us had to ask Scottish colleagues for a translation of his dialect. His credentials for being in the house were impeccable. His grandfather had been a founder-member of the Independent Labour Party (ILP), while his father, James Carmichael, was a Red Clydesider, representing Glasgow-Bridgeton, first for the ILP, then for Labour. But having an MP for a father did not fix Neil’s future.

Neil simply maxed out on it when he decided to follow in his dad’s footsteps.

…he studied civil engineering at the city’s Royal College of Science and Technology. He worked, first, for various road-building contractors, then for the engineering department of the Scottish Gas Board. In 1948, he married Kay Rankin, a bright and lovely Glasgow University graduate, who became a social worker, lecturer and deputy chairman of the Supplementary Benefits Commission.

And a female accessory to the Westminster Paedophile Ring.

His own political life began in the ILP but, in 1947 – with many other ILPers, including Fenner Brockway – he switched to Labour. Months before becoming an MP, he won a seat on Glasgow city council.

His main priority was how to improve life for his local slum-dwellers.

He didn’t and neither did his wife or her friends and colleagues.

In Woodside, reported the Observer’s Neal Ascherson in the October 1964 election, “I listened to Carmichael talking on the text of the 1915 rent strike, and then – before an audience of 12 – choking with unexpected tears as he began to describe pensions”.

Jimmy Savile

 

Dr Dafydd Alun Jones

 

In parliament, Carmichael joined the “part-loyal” left, on whom Harold Wilson, Labour leader since Gaitskell’s death in 1963, could spasmodically rely. Still a member of CND, he marched in their Easter parade in 1965, and worried about radioactive leakages from the Polaris base planned for Faslane. By 1966, he was parliamentary private secretary to the technology minister Frank Cousins, and, with him, opposed Wilson’s prices and incomes bill – though, out of loyalty, did not vote against it.

In 1967, Wilson made him parliamentary secretary for transport, under Barbara Castle. Two years later, he became Tony Benn’s parliamentary secretary at the Ministry of Technology, where one of his last actions was to fend off the demands of unemployed workers from Derry that the government should sponsor factories to give them jobs.

Always on the side of The Poor! Kay probably offered them Counselling and Therapy instead and a Referral To A Top Doc for those who couldn’t settle down quietly into a life of poverty and destitution. Or if young, into a life of coerced sex work.

Carmichael was also one of the ministers who, in November 1968, had serious reservations about Harold Wilson’s attempted compromise with Rhodesia’s white-supremacist Ian Smith, and about the government’s dealings with South Africa.

So would I have had, but the awful thing was that some of the leading lights in the Anti-Apartheid Movement were mates of Dafydd and the gang as well. eg. Lord David Ennals and Professor Mervyn Susser. See previous posts.

During Edward Heath’s period as Conservative prime minister, he served as a Scottish spokesman for Labour, fighting fiercely against Tory plans to axe Upper Clyde Shipbuilders.

He just needed to have mentioned that Sir Brian Warren, Heath’s friend and personal Top Doc, was, along with Sir Brian’s wife and friends facilitating the Westminster Paedophile Ring (see previous posts, including ‘Uncle Harry’s Friends…’) and that would have been the end of Heath. But then Neil Carmichael’s bright and lovely Kay was working with them on that particular project, so he couldn’t. Or perhaps he did mention it, I need to gen up on exactly what happened with regard to Carmichael’s efforts with regard to that.

After boundary changes, Carmichael won Kelvingrove in February 1974, and, when Labour unexpectedly came back to power the following month, he emerged, first, as under-secretary for environment, then for industry, until, with other leftwingers, he was sacked by Wilson’s successor, the new prime minister, James Callaghan, in 1976.

Who had as Home Secretary, er, oiled the wheels of the by then huge and dreadful machine that the bright and lovely Kay and her mates had set in motion years previously.

Dismissal, however, did not dent his loyalty.

The whole lot of them would have been in prison if anyone had ratted.

After Mrs Thatcher’s first election victory in 1979, Carmichael served on the select committee on transport, unsuccessfully attempting to make the wearing of seatbelts compulsory, and trying to improve safety for children in cars.

Jimmy Savile…safety… children…Great Ormond Street Hospital…

Dr Dafydd Alun Jones

 

In March 1982, he introduced a bill to penalise employers for sacking workers without consulting their unions.

Dafydd had whistleblowers unlawfully sacked from their jobs constantly. Including me in 1991. Not that the union would have helped, because it was MSF, who’s reps were colluding with the criminality at St George’s Hospital Medical School which was linked to Dafydd et al. The MSF rep David Hole was one of those who forced me out of my job. He was a member of the Wandsworth branch of the SDP as well. Dr Death knew some of the Top Docs involved with Dafydd’s gang in north Wales. I wouldn’t have been any better off joining any other union either. My post ‘A Very COHSE Relationship With Some Very Nasty People’ discusses how the NHS and public service unions were 100% on board with Dafydd and linked gangs. David Williams, who ‘trained’ as an Angel at the North Wales Hospital Denbigh, served as the General Secretary of COHSE… A symbiotic arrangement…

That same month, he defended the direct-labour organisations of local councils in the face of Tory claims that private industry was superior – citing the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in his constituency, which had been contracted out for £3m, only to require £7m in repairs.

The Royal Hospital for Sick Staff accepted Derek Longmuir, the Bay City Roller-turned-Angel as a volunteer prior to Longmuir’s conviction for child porn. After his conviction, Longmuir continued to work as an Angel. The Rollers’ manager, Tam Paton, was an Edinburgh-based gangster who ran a paedophile/trafficking ring and drugs empire. Paton’s empire stretched across to Glasgow as well. See post ‘Remember Girls – Never Get Into A Car With A Stranger!’.

When Labour’s internal right-left fight became fraught in September 1981, Carmichael could not bring himself to vote for his former boss, Tony Benn, as deputy leader, preferring instead the soft-left John Silkin.

Silkin was a guest at Richard Crossman’s Houseparties. Ton Benn wasn’t, but Benn was basing his own plan for world domination on the support of the swathes of people in the Labour Party who hated people like Healey and Callaghan, but who were also colluding with Dafydd and the Westminster Paedophile Ring via the NHS and public sector unions and the leftist metropolitan Councils, as well of course in CND. See post ‘No Cuts’.

In 1983, following further boundary changes, he was pushed into trying to unseat the then SDP leader, Roy Jenkins, from his parliamentary seat at Glasgow-Hillhead. But despite his confidence – “I am a nice, respectable old leftwing founder-member of CND, and the voters know me” – he was beaten by 1,164 votes. The peerage was his unlikely consolation.

Not at all unlikely. The only way that the Red Clydesider could ever be bought off and silenced while Woy held out hopes of being PM. As did Dr Death and that will have been the real concern. Kay, the bright and lovely Kay, facilitating the Westminster Paedophile Ring, was a PSYCHIATRIC SOCIAL WORKER. Dr Death, until 1966, had been a psychiatrist, working at Tommy’s with the crazed and lethal William Sargant who was London’s answer to Dafydd. See post ‘Dr Death’. Dr Death was active in the Labour Party in Vauxhall while he was still a medical student at Tommy’s and he knew exactly what some of his senior colleagues were doing and how he could capitalise on it if he entered politics. See previous posts eg. ‘Man Of Steel’.

Carmichael did not change with his title. After a year or so, he became Labour’s spokesman on transport and Scotland in the Lords, and fought hard against the abolition of the Greater London Council. But, by May 1997, he was too ill – and too Old Labour – to serve the new masters.

Furthermore Miranda and Mandy had them all over a barrel and no-one had the guts to give Miranda, a former pupil of the corrupt barrister George Carman QC, who acted for many involved with the Westminster Paedophile Ring, a kick in the cerregs and call his bluff.

He is survived by Kay, from whom he was divorced in 1987 after 39 years of marriage, and his daughter.

Could that have been the sort of Political Marriage Breakdown that Tessa Jowell and David Mills experienced when David Mills was done for accepting a bribe from his old mate Berlusconi? See previous posts.

1987: Alison Taylor and I were writing to MPs and Ministers and Brown was publishing and had appeared on TV. The Top Docs were in overdrive; my friend Anne had been killed in 1986, in 1987 there was an attempt to murder Brown’s brother and I had not succumbed to Dafydd’s attempt in the summer of 1987 to bribe me into dropping my complaint. I completed an MSc in Experimental Pathology at Hammersmith Hospital in May 1987 and had witnessed yet more serious wrongdoing there. Prof Oliver Brooke, Mr Big from St George’s, had been imprisoned for child porn offences in Dec 1986 and that ring was in danger of being blown wide open. See post ‘Hey, Hey, DAJ, How Many Kids Did You Kill Today?’ for further details of 1987 Dafydd-related events, including the attempt to frame and imprison me for ‘attempting to stab a doctor’, with which the Home Office and Mental Health Act Commission assisted.

20 July, 2001

Ex-Labour minister Carmichael dies

Lord Carmichael of Kelvingrove

Lord Carmichael served parliament for over 35 years

Lord Carmichael of Kelvingrove, who served as a minister in Harold Wilson’s Labour government, has died at the age of 79.He had been ill for some time and died on Thursday following a stroke, fellow Labour peer Lord Graham of Edmonton said on Friday.

[Deb Everard, one of the corrupt staff at St George’s who was protected by MSF, was a Tory Councillor in Edmonton. See previous posts.]

As Neil Carmichael, he was elected MP for Glasgow Woodside in 1962, a seat he represented until 1974, when, under boundary reorganisation he became MP for Glasgow Kelvingrove.

He left the Commons in 1983 after being defeated by the SDP candidate Roy Jenkins.

Ministerial portfolios

Lord Carmichael served as a junior minister in Harold Wilson’s government from 1967 to 1970, covering the transport and then technology portfolios.

When Labour was re-elected in 1974 he was moved to the Department of the Environment, and the following year to the Department of Industry.

He left the government when James Callaghan became prime minister in 1976 but remained active on the backbenches until his departure from the Commons in 1983.

Created a life peer, in the Lords he returned to the frontbench with Labour still in opposition.

Popular figure

He served as spokesman on both Transport and Scottish Affairs until 1997.

In both Houses of Parliament Lord Carmichael was a popular figure on all sides of the political spectrum.

In 1948 he married Catherine McIntosh Rankin.

They went on to have a daughter but the marriage which was subsequently dissolved.

 

One man who grew up in poverty on Red Clydeside and who knew what a bunch of con artists Donnison, Kay and Neil Carmichael were but who is not going to say anything because he’s been a celeb for years now is Billy Connolly, who, according to his wiki entry, is ‘worth’ $20 million. Billy is married to Pamela Stephenson who for many years now has worked as a psychotherapist of a Californian variety. Those two really are not going to say a word about the vampires who Helped The Poor of Glasgow no matter how often Billy Opens His Heart about the abuse that he endured at the hands of his father.

 

The Professor David Marsh who attended Crossman’s Houseparty with Kay the Lovely and Bright Trafficker, features on the webpage of Nottingham University’s School of Sociology and Social Policy in the account given of the School’s history:

The School of Sociology and Social Policy is a diverse centre for social science teaching and research, which builds on an established history dating back to 1948 and the creation of the Department of Social Administration. That year also saw the appointment of the first UK professor in this field, Professor David Marsh, who joined a team of just five other staff. At that time, sociology was taught in a separate department of Philosophy, Psychology and Sociology under Professor Jack Sprott.

In 1964, philosophy and psychology were given their own professors and departments. Sociology, with the appointment of Professor Julius Gould, initially became a sub-department of the Department of Social Administration. In due course, a separate Department of Sociology was established, by which stage, the Department of Social Administration had been renamed the Department of Social Policy.

Having delivered social work programmes since the 1950s, the Centre for Social Work appointed its first professor in 1984, Professor Olive Stevenson. In 1987, the two departments, with the Centre for Social Work, merged to form the School of Social Studies, with Professor Stevenson as Head of School until 1991, when Professor Robert Dingwall took over. The school obtained its current name while Professor Nick Manning was Head of School. The school grew to around 30 academic staff under the leadership of both Professor Julia Evetts (2001-2006) and Professor Elizabeth Murphy (2006-2008). The school’s research interests have expanded significantly in the last 30 years to cover not only sociology, social policy and social work, but also public policy, medical sociology, trauma studies, cultural sociology and criminology.

Today, we are taking forward our research expertise and thriving culture through the work of our research centres. We seek to undertake world-class research that contributes to the advancement of theory and debate, and where possible, makes a meaningful contribution to society at the international, national and local levels.

We are host to the Ann Craft Trust, which works to combat abuse of people with learning disabilities.

Dr Ann Craft, along with her Husband Dr Michael Craft, worked at Bryn-y-Neuadd in Llanfairfechan back in the 1970s . Bryn-y-Neuadd was the long-stay hospital for people with learning disabilities and like everything else in north Wales, it was run by Dafydd’s gang. Bryn-y-Neuadd was seriously bad, it might have even been worse in some ways than the North Wales Hospital Denbigh. I suspect that the victims of the gang who were ruined by the work of Gwynne the lobotomist were in Bryn-y-Neuadd. Ooh there’s been no lobotomies done at Denbigh for years and years! No, there’s no lobotomised patients in Denbigh! They’re over in Bryn-y-Neuadd, completely fucked and no-one’s explained to anyone else why…

Like Denbigh, Llanfairfechan was a settlement that housed many members of Dafydd’s gang because so many people were employed at Bryn-y-Neuadd. People with learning disabled children used to try very hard to avoid them ending up in Bryn-y-Neuadd. In the late 1980s, as Enlightenment hit north Wales and Dafydd’s victims became Empowered Service Users, a senior manager at Bryn-y-Neuadd helpfully explained to me that the residents were ‘just vegetables really’. He was interviewing me for a job as an advocate for the vegetables at the time. Not that I was offered the job, the job went to an Angel who had worked with the vegetables at Bryn-y-Neuadd for years, who was in having a cup of char and a chin wag with the interviewing panel when I arrived.

Dr Michael Craft was one of those who conducted Research with Dafydd, on incest no less as well as other matters. Ann Craft was employed to help the vegetables explore their sexuality and to support the vegetables in their sexual relationships, because the vegetables had a Right to have sex with the members of Dafydd’s gang. After Ann and Michael’s groundbreaking work with the vegetables and those accused of incest in north Wales, Ann found herself at the vanguard of the disability rights movement and was lauded for her work with the vegetables. She secured a junior, temporary post at Nottingham University but they loved her and she ended up as a senior academic there. Then the charidee based on Ann’s work was established and thus Ann, who sadly passed away some years ago, has been immortalised as a Disability Champ. For the extraordinary story of Ann and Michael Craft, see post ‘The Old Devils’.

The man who had overall responsibility for the vegetables was Cledwyn Williams. So successful was Cledwyn with those vegetables that from 1983 to 1996, Cledwyn was Assistant Director of Social Services, ‘responsible for mentally handicapped services and for the all-Wales strategy for people with learning disabilities’. Cledwyn was responsible for developing services for people with learning disabilities for the education, health & social services group. After this, Cled became Director of Social Services for Conwy. For many years now Cledwyn has been a Trustee of Dafydd’s charidee CAIS, along with Dafydd’s mistress Lucille Hughes et al.

Nottingham University also provided some of the postgraduate education of Glanville Owen, who was the senior manager in Gwynedd Social Services directly responsible for children’s homes during the latter half of the 1980s, when the paedophile gang made merry within those homes. Lucille Hughes was the Director of Social Services and was Glanville’s immediate boss. Glanville gave evidence at the Waterhouse Tribunal, didn’t manage to explain how he’d missed what was happening in the children’s homes, but told Waterhouse that he would shortly be leaving his job and didn’t expect to work again. Glanville did work again, Glanville was still working in 2011. Glanville was given a job as a policy wonk – or Gwynedd County Council’s idea of a policy wonk – then Glanville was given the post of Chief Executive of Gwynedd Community Health Council. In that post Glanville lied to patients and refused to investigate even the most serious of complaints against the NHS in Gwynedd. When Gwynned CHC metamorphosed into the North Wales/Betsi Cadwaladr CHC, Glanville retained a position as a member. He was still there in 2011. See previous posts, including ‘I Know Nuzzing’.

I wondered for a long while why Lucille and Glanville condescended to give evidence at the Waterhouse Inquiry; they were not usually very happy to answer questions. Then I discovered that legal indemnity was part of the deal for everyone who gave evidence to Waterhouse. The evidence against Lucille and Glanville was so damning that even Ronnie Waterhouse could not help but conclude that they had ignored a paedophile gang at work in the children’s homes in Gwynedd; but only a little paedophile gang, not a big one and not one which included anyone important, such as the Tory MP for Chester. No problem, Lucille and Glanville couldn’t be prosecuted because they’d turned up at the Inquiry and given evidence…

Bryn-y-Neuadd was eventually closed and in the early 1990s the vegetables were moved into community care provided by an organisation called Cartrefi Cymru. There is now a very, very good Angel working as the senior manager at Cartrefi Cymru – or there was some three years ago – but for many years, the ‘community homes’ run by Cartrefi were in chaos and the abuse and neglect of the vegetables continued. One of the Directors of Cartrefi Cymru is Dr Peter Higson, Dafydd’s mate who was a clinical psychologist at the North Wales Hospital and then the General Manager, while Dafydd kept victims of the gang illegally imprisoned in the dungeon out there. Higson’s sister Dr Ruth Hussey is the former CMO for Wales. See post ‘Topsy and Tim’ for details of Peter and Ruth’s extensive previous.

 

Although the vegetables were moved out of Bryn-y-Neuadd, some other victims of Dafydd’s gang were moved in. A new medium secure unit was built on the site, to house patients who had been deemed to be Dangerous by Dafydd and the gang. At least one of those there is a man who years and years ago when he was a teenager killed the vicar of Llanberis. The official line is that he is Dangerous and murdered a kindly old vicar who Liked Helping The Local Boys, after going to the vicarage With Intent To Rob. The boy himself maintained that the vicar tried to sexually assault him, he never meant to kill him, he pushed the vicar off and the vicar fell and banged his head. I don’t know the vicar or the boy involved, but someone I know did and they simply stated ‘that vicar was a paedophile, we all knew it’.

Some of the Angels who looked after the vegetables at Bryn-y-Neuadd later found themselves jobs as nursing lecturers at Bangor University.

Beer battered vegetables:

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The website of Aberdare Boys Grammar school advertises Professor David Marsh as one of their old boys:

David Marsh was a social scientist who held professorial posts both in the UK and abroad. He was born in Aberdare on 9 Jan 1917, and was brought up in John St, Foundry Town where he attended the Town Council School in Clifton Street. His father, Frederick Charles Marsh, was a plumber & water inspector who came to Aberdare from Bristol at the turn of the century. His mother Edith, née Rees, was the daughter of David & Jane Rees who both came to Aberdare from Carmarthenshire – Pencader and Abergorlech respectively. David had a brother Arwyn who was considerably older. David arrived at the County School in 1929, and went through school with his friend Tom Evans, who was later to teach geography at the school. David took his School Certificate in 1933, passing with matriculation equivalence. Two years later, in 1935, he sat his Higher School Certificate passing in English, History and Economics.

Aberdare is in the south Wales valleys, in George Thomas Central.

He then left Wales for Birmingham University, with an award of a County Commercial Exhibition. He graduated from there with a First Class degree in economics. He was then awarded a doctoral research scholarship 1938-39, but due to the outbreak of World War 2, he cut short his research, took a masters degree instead, and joined the army. He was in The Royal Artillery from 1940 to 1946, where he gained the rank of captain.

Welfare State

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He subsequently returned to academic life when he was appointed Lecturer in Social Sciences at U.C. Swansea, 1947–49.

University College Swansea was run by Rhodri Morgan’s friends and relations. His parents were educated there, his father worked there and Rhodri’s brother Prys Morgan held a Chair at Swansea. See post ‘A Bit More Paleontology’. Other big names in the south Wales Labour Party, such as Huw Irranca-Davies’s Uncle Ifor Davies, Lord Cledwyn’s side-kick in the Welsh Office, were/are also movers and shakers at Swansea University. There are some much bigger wigs with links there as well. The physicist Lord Brian Flowers grew up in Swansea and in later life, as the Rector of Imperial College and the VC of London University, Flowers presided over the Westminster Paedophile Ring’s activities in the London Medical Schools as well as the huge quantities of research fraud and other wrongdoing. Flowers served as VC of Manchester University as well, just to ensure that all outlets were covered. See previous posts… Professor Geoffrey Chamberlain was one of those facilitating the Westminster Paedophile Ring at St George’s with whom Flowers colluded. When Chamberlain retired from the NHS, he took up a job as a lecturer in the history of medicine in Swansea University. He arrived there in 2000, in time to handle the fall-out from the Waterhouse Report.

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His first professorial post came when he was appointed Professor of Social Science at Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand, 1949–54.

Dafydd’s gang are international.

In 1954, he returned to the UK, to take up the Chair of Social Administration at Nottingham University. This professorial appointment was the first in this field in the UK. There were just 5 other staff in the department at that time, when Sociology was taught in a separate department of Philosophy, Psychology and Sociology under Professor Jack Sprott. David retired from this post in 1982, when he became an emeritus professor. Following his death, the university established in 1985 The David C Marsh Prize, which is awarded annually to the student judged to be the best student in all aspects of the work of the first year of any single or joint honours degree in the School of Sociology & Social Policy.

Social Structure

The Changing Social
Structure of England and
Wales, 1871-1961

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During his career David wrote extensively in the Social Sciences. His output included the following titles:

  • National Insurance and Assistance in Great Britain, Isaac Pitman & Sons,(1950);
  • The Changing Social Structure of England & Wales, 1871-1961, Routledge & Kegan Paul (1965); ISBN: 0710033737;
  • An Introduction to the Study of Social Administration (Editor) Routledge & Kegan Paul, (1965);
  • The Social Sciences: An Outline for the Intending Student Routledge & Kegan Paul, (1965), ISBN: 0710018010;
  • The Welfare State: Concept & Development, Longman (1970), ISBN: 0-582-29531-9;
  • Introducing Social Policy (Editor), Routledge (1979), ISBN: 0710001339.
David Marsh lived in Bramcote, Nottinghamshire with his wife Masie, née Done. The couple married in Birmingham in 1941 and had one son.

David died in Nottingham on 2 July 1983 at the age of 66. Masie died eight years later in 1990.

David died the year that fireworks were going off in north Wales then… George Thomas was given a hereditary peerage by Thatch in 1983. Which was a bit of a waste, because being a gay paedophile, there was no-one to inherit it and it died with George.

Nottingham was host to the Nottingham Satanic Panic in the late 1980s. The social workers in Nottingham believed some very, very odd things… Previous posts eg. ‘Oh Lordy, it’s CR UK’ have discussed the massive research fraud that Prof Robert Baldwin was perpetrating in the Cancer Research Campaign Laboratories at Nottingham University in collaboration with an American drug company for many, many years. Other people in the CRC knew what Baldwin was doing, as did people in Nottingham Medical School. Everybody hated him but no-one blew the whistle. The VCs of Nottingham University (see previous posts) also knew, including those who were chemists and had links to Big Pharma.

 

Let’s take a look at the biography of Olive Stevenson, Nottingham University’s first Professor of Social Work. Appointed in 1984, the year that I wrote to the GMC about Gwynne the lobotomist and the year that Brown and I began receiving overt threats from the Top Doctors to ruin our careers. In 1984, George Thomas had a terrible panic because he was hospitalised with an STI and he thought that the story would find its way into the media. George’s mate Leo Abse, the south Wales Labour MP who was also part of the Westminster Paedophile Ring, went over to the hospital (I don’t know which one, my bets are on Tommy’s or the University Hospital in Cardiff), calmed Thomas down and issued a press release which was a pack of lies explaining that Thomas was in hospital with a prostate problem. See post ‘It Wasn’t On Our Radar’. The Top Docs and Angels all lied as well, in return for the usual ie. acres of good PR, no serious complaints investigated and an unconditional ‘yes’ to the BMA’s next pay claim.

Olive Stevenson (13 December 1930 – 30 September 2013) was a British social worker and academic. Stevenson worked as a child care officer in Devon, 1954-58.

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She was a social work adviser to the Supplementary Benefits Commission, 1968-70, the years during which Richard Crossman was Secretary of State at the DHSS and gave his mates in the Westminster Paedophile Ring jobs and commissions. Olive’s early career was spent specialising in vulnerable children, but she later also worked with vulnerable adults and the elderly.

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In 1961, Stevenson joined Oxford University as a lecturer and was appointed Reader in Applied Social Studies in 1970, an appointment she held until she moved university. From 1970 until her death, Stevenson was a Fellow of St Anne’s College, Oxford.

Organised abuse in Oxfordshire was concealed by social work manager Barbara Kahan, who was appointed as a social work adviser to Sir Keith Joseph as Secretary of state for the DHSS in Ted Heath’s Gov’t; Babs who remained as a Gov’t adviser for years and in the early 1990s concealed the extent of the abuse of children in Staffordshire… Babs’s partner in crime in Oxfordshire was her husband, child psychiatrist Vladimir Kahan. See post ‘Always On The Side Of The Children’. Dame Rosemary Rue, the Top Doc who became Regional Director of the NHS covering Oxfordshire also concealed the abuse. See post ‘Uncle Harry’s Friends…’.

From 1976 to 1982, Olive was Professor of Social Policy and Social Work at Keele University in Staffordshire; Olive was Keele’s first female professor! Peter Righton worked as a social work academic at Keele; Peter was Keele’s first convicted paedophile who doubled up as a member of academic staff! Barbara Kahan was a friend and a colleague of Peter Righton; they were both involved with the NCB (National Children’s Bureau). As opposed to NCH, the National Children’s Home, of which George Thomas was a Patron. Glanville Owen was employed by the NCH before he let the paedophile gang operate in Gwynedd Social Services. Keele University has given Chairs to Jane Tunstill, who was a member of the Jillings Panel and to Charlotte Williams, who spent most of her career as a social worker in north Wales.

In 1985 Tony Francis accused me of being a conspiracy theorist when I told him that D.G.E. Wood had lied to cover up for Gwynne’s lies and malpractice. If I’d known then how big the conspiracy was I’d have congratulated them all on it.

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Olive then moved to Nottingham University, where she was Professor of Social Work Studies, 1984-94.

I had the misfortune to work for Prof Robert Baldwin at Nottingham University in 1987, after I finished my MSc! It was a terrible experience although many of the others trapped there were nice; it was the spirit of the Blitz and we were all just looking for escape routes as soon as we could. Baldwin lied to me about the salary and the opportunities available and after three months I realised that this was so bad that I had to get the hell out of there. I have recently been told that my job with Baldwin was another gift from Dafydd and the gang. It wasn’t a pleasant experience, but how stupid of them to trap someone like me there; I’m friendly and all that happened was I witnessed wrongdoing and research fraud and made friends with other people who told me even more. Oh but then I was supposed to have died in this in Nov 1987 wasn’t I:

King's Cross fire, billowing smoke, station lights and fire engines.

A police car, three fire engines and an ambulance outside King’s Cross

That lot can’t even carry out a simple murder plot without cocking the whole thing up…

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In 1970, Olive became the founding editor of the British Journal of Social Work. It is known that the British Journal of Social Work will publish nothing at all about the abuse and neglect of clients in the care of social workers being a substantial problem. It will only publish material that suggests that neglect and abuse is simply a matter of ‘one off’ scandals. The Br J of Social Work is notorious as a publication that in no way reflects any of the serious difficulties that have stubbornly remained in social work for decades. They’ll publish any old dross about Empowering Service Users though.

Following the murder of Maria Colwell, Stevenson was appointed as a member of the Inquiry into her death; this was the “first the first major national enquiry into a child death”. It was led by Thomas Gilbert Field-Fisher and they published their findings as Report of the Committee of Inquiry into the Care and Supervision Provided in Relation to Maria Colwell in September 1974.

She did not agree with the way the committee had interpreted the evidence and in her minority report pointed out the complexities of the role performed by social workers. She also wrote a section of the main report on inter-professional working, then an unopened area. This all brought her what she described as something like celebrity, which she did not welcome.

Olive’s obituary in ‘The Guardian’

The death of Maria Colwell is usually taken as the first death of a child in the care of Social Services that absolutely should not have happened and that could only have been the result of serious fuckwittery. Whenever another child dies, the press publishes the list of the high profile deaths of children in care, including Heidi Korseda, Tyra Henry, Victoria Climbie, Jasmine Beckford etc and it always extends back as far as Maria Colwell. The ‘Daily Mail’ publishes a ‘why oh why’ article and ‘The Guardian’ bangs on about the complexities of social work and ooh social workers are damned if they do and damned if they don’t. I can answer the Daily Mail’s ‘why oh why’ conundrum; it isn’t a matter of woolly lefties, it is a matter of a long-standing collusion on the part of the social work establishment with organised criminals who have been targeting vulnerable people since the 1960s. There are good people who enter social work, but they do not stay there. The people who do remain are abusive and dishonest or grossly incompetent. The reason why nothing at all has changed since Maria’s death is that people like Olive Stevenson were appointed to the Panels of Inquiry and given jobs as Professors of Social Work. There is no-one but the Olives there which is why nothing ever improves.

From 1973 to 1978, Stevenson was a member of the Royal Commission on Civil Liability. Olive will have been delighted at being able to chip in there. From 1977 to 1983, she was Chairwoman of the Advisory Committee on Rent Rebates and Rent Allowances (ACRRRA). Olive was a member of the Social Security Advisery Committee, 1982-2002; this is the successor body to ACRRRA. From 1985-1990, Olive was a member of the Registered Homes Tribunal; as was a member of Dafydd’s gang in north Wales who had ignored the abuse of children in children’s homes in Clwyd when the welfare of children in those homes had been part of his remit. See previous posts…

Stevenson served as a Chairwomen of a number of organisations: Age Concern England, 1980 to 1983); Councils for Voluntary Service National Association, 1985-88 and Care and Repair, 1993 to 1997. Members of Dafydd’s gang are involved with all of these organisations as well…

Readers will no doubt be impressed with the number of appointments of this sort that Olive The Paedophiles’ Friend managed to clock up. I need to remind them that Huw Vaughan Thomas, who succeeded Ioan Bowen Rees as the Chief Exec of Gwynedd County Council and colluded with the same paedophile gang, has a far more impressive list of public appointments. Huw has held high office in all the best County Councils with major abuse problems in their Social Services Depts, he worked as a Civil Service mandarin in the Dept of Employment when Tom King and Peter Morrison cluttered up that Dept, Huw was an adviser to the Welsh Assembly and then when Jeremy Colman, the Auditor General for Wales, was imprisoned for child porn offences, Huw succeeded him as Auditor General. Beat that Olive. Huw is a lawyer. See post ‘I Know Nuzzing’. Furthermore Huw’s wife Enid Rowlands has broken the glass ceiling in terms of Rampant Corruption in an even bigger way than Olive, although Enid never made it into Richard Crossman’s inner circle. Enid is Of Dafydd. Enid grew up in Llanwrst – as did Topsy and Tim – and is a psychology graduate, I suspect from UCNW. Enid has been a member of the Boards of BUPA and S4C, she has sat on the GMC, she is Chair of the Solicitors’ Regulation Authority and of course Enid was a Director of the North Wales Health Authority, at the same time as Topsy’s brother Tim. Enid got into hot water when she was Chair of ELWA, a ‘learning and training’ quango and couldn’t explain what had happened to a few million. Then it was revealed that she had given Topsy’s brother Tim a job as CEO of ELWA without explaining to the world that she was good mates with Tim and sat on the North Wales Health Authority with him. Enid refused to resign and no-one sacked or prosecuted her or indeed Tim. Tim was then given the job of CEO of HIW (Health Inspectorate Wales), where he remained for many years refusing to investigate serious complaints about the NHS and signing off inspection reports declaring dangerous abusive services to be ‘excellent’. See previous posts for info on Enid.

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Olive Stevenson was a lesbian. She described the relationships that she did have as “fraught with tension and pain” and this led her to undergo psychoanalysis. Who better to join the Westminster Paedophile Ring as an adviser and then be appointed to senior positions teaching social work students?

Olive “remained deeply distrustful of Catholicism” as a result of her parents being Irish protestants who had experienced discrimination in Ireland and had moved to England to escape that. In her youth Olive was a Congregationalist but later became agnostic. Sadly Olive the lesbian agnostic was just as abusive and wreaked as much havoc as the best Papist Molester or Dirty Vicar.

Stevenson was appointed a CBE in Lilibet’s 1994 Birthday Honours “for the development of social services”. As Dafydd’s gang neglected and abused their clients and perjured themselves in Court repeatedly in attempts to secure convictions against them. On 9 June 1994, Matt Arnold, the former Headmaster of Bryn Estyn, died of an ‘unspecified blood disorder’. On 13 June 1994, the trial of Peter Howarth, Arnold’s long-standing friend and colleague at Bryn Estyn, on a number of counts of sexually abusing the boys in his care in north Wales opened. Howarth was found guilty in July and sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Olive was made an Honorary Professor of Kingston University – which had merged with St George’s Hospital Medical School a few years previously – in 2003 and of Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2004.

The obituary for Olive which appeared ‘The Guardian’ was written by Phyllida Parsloe:

Olive Stevenson, who has died aged 82, was the leading social work academic of her generation. She helped to improve the well-being and safety of vulnerable children and adults, made an immense contribution in teaching, writing and practice, and influenced several generations of scholars. She was also the founding editor of the British Journal of Social Work, the subject’s first academic journal in Britain. In the 1970s she came to national attention when she was a member of the inquiry into the death from abuse of the seven-year-old Maria Colwell: in her minority report she supported the efforts of social workers.

Olive was born in South Croydon, Surrey. Her parents had moved to nearby Purley from Dublin. Her father, a civil servant, was a protestant and feared for his career prospects in the newly formed Irish republic. Her half-sister had died from tuberculosis and Olive grew up with parents who were anxious about her health. But Olive thrived at school and won a place at Oxford to study English. She then trained in social work at the London School of Economics.

As did so many other Caring Young Women of her generation who went on to become key facilitators of the Westminster Paedophile Ring eg. Dafydd’s mate Lady Juliet Bingly.

Her first job was as a child care officer with Devon county council, which was known for its good practice. In 1958 she enrolled on the demanding and prestigious advanced casework course at the Tavistock clinic, London,

The Tavi that was packed with the senior colleagues of Dafydd who were involved in with organised abuse, including ‘Jock’ Sutherland, from Scotland. See post ‘The Vermin Club’.

and after this went into academic teaching, first at the University of Bristol and then, in 1962, at Oxford. After 14 successful years there, she was appointed to a professorship at the University of Keele. In 1984 she joined Nottingham University as professor of social work.

Her first book was Someone Else’s Child: A Book for Foster Parents (1964).

In north Wales, children were abused by foster parents as well as in children’s homes. Complaints or even injuries to the children were ignored. Children who ran away and reported the abuse to the North Wales Police were driven back to their foster homes accompanied by the police and their social workers and told to ‘repeat your allegations in front of your foster mother/father’. See posts ‘More Post-Waterhouse Glittering Careers’ and ‘Tower Hamlets, Paul Boateng and Tessa Jowell’ for an account of just how unsuitable some foster parents in north Wales were.

I remember one foster parent telling me that the book had helped her to understand what the task involved and made her feel appreciated. In all, Olive wrote or co-wrote 12 books plus numerous chapters, journal articles and research reports. Writing seemed to come easily to her and even non-academics found her simple prose pleasurable to read.

She covered a wide range of topics including children in care, child abuse and neglect, child protection and inter-agency working. In later years she turned her attention to the safeguarding of vulnerable adults. When the new local authority social services departments were established in the 1970s, Olive wrote Social Service Teams: The Practitioner’s View (1978). Through her work with the British Journal of Social Work she also became well known in Hong Kong and Australia.

Olive came to wider attention when she was involved in the inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the death of Maria Colwell. This inquiry upset Olive deeply.

Most other people were upset by the circumstances of Maria’s death rather than the Inquiry.

She did not agree with the way the committee had interpreted the evidence and in her minority report pointed out the complexities of the role performed by social workers.

The ‘complexities of the role’ was used as an excuse on every occasion that a social worker in north Wales was caught behaving appallingly in circumstances that could not be denied. There were no complexities; they were running a trafficking gang, it was quite simple.

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She also wrote a section of the main report on inter-professional working, then an unopened area. This all brought her what she described as something like celebrity, which she did not welcome.

She retired officially from the University of Nottingham in 1994, but continued studying and teaching, supervising research students and chairing committees. She was effective thanks to the combination of her intellectual power, ability to communicate, emotional intelligence and her wit. She only really gave up her work at the university in 2010.

So Olive stepped down from officialdom in 1994, after Howarth was convicted and the media was full of articles alleging a VIP paedophile ring in north Wales, followed by angry How Very Dare Yous from those we know and love. But Olive hadn’t gone at all! Olive had only disappeared from public view, which would have been useful for her if anyone who knew what she had been involved was keeping tabs on her. Dafydd adopted the same strategy. As I and others angrily demanded to know why our serious complaints had not been followed up as we gained more and more evidence, in 1995 we were told verbally and by letter that Dafydd had retired, that he was gone and wasn’t coming back and no longer wielded influence over anyone or anything. Dafydd had in reality been given the contract for providing ‘substance abuse services’ for the whole of north Wales, he was running ‘private’ homes – full of people who were placed there by local authorities and the NHS – writing expert witness reports for Courts, holding sex therapy clinics, PTSD clinics, drug clinics and giving evidence to Parliamentary Committees. ‘Retired and gone’. The general public were also told that the North Wales Hospital closed down in the summer of 1995. It didn’t. Part of it closed down, but there were inmates out there for years after 1995, but the NHS has never admitted who was there and when the last patients really did leave.

In June this year came her memoir, Reflections on a Life in Social Work, in which she shared 60 years of experience and the motivations that had inspired her life.

Olive also had a skill and a capacity for friendship, which I enjoyed for the 50 or so years I knew her. She is survived by two nieces and a nephew.

Another comment stated: Phyllida Parsloe’s excellent obituary does not mention one phase in Olive Stevenson’s life: when she was temporarily seconded as social work adviser to the Supplementary Benefits Commission. She subsequently wrote a sensitive book about the SBC’s more difficult customers, Claimant or Client?, which should be read by the modern politicians who rush to stereotype and punish social security claimants. After that experience she set up a research project on long-term male unemployment and gave me the big break of my career in inviting me to lead one wing of that project, an empirical study that showed the overwhelming significance of poor health and low skill as the key predictors of difficulties of getting back into work. Olive was a supportive and caring person to work for. She taught me a lot; to this day I advise students on the value of what she called ‘tacking threads’, to hold the narrative together but subsequently to be taken out. I went on to work on her study of the impact of the Seebohm report and have very happy memories of six years spent working with her in Oxford.

People like Olive are so dangerous because people who have never witnessed what they actually do to their clients read what they have written or listen to what they say and think ‘well that all sounds very reasonable’. Which it would be if they were not destroying their clients lives by ensuring that the very factors that they know will keep their clients destitute keep on happening to those clients. Illiteracy a hindrance? Then why is education for kids in care SO bad? Why did the kids in children’s homes in north Wales barely receive any schooling at all? Convictions stopping people gaining employment? Of course, that’s why Empowered Service Users were dragged through court repeatedly until finally a conviction was secured. Want to ensure that a young man who alleged that he was sexually abused by an adult male while in care is never ever listened to again? Then start spreading rumours that He Has A Problem With Women and that the Angels Are Frightened Of Him, accuse him of a sex offence, remand him in custody, ensure that he doesn’t have a change of clothes, a shower or a shave before his court appearance, remand him again for a psychiatric report, write a report based on rumour and speculation with a frightening sounding diagnosis and when he finally gets to trial, he will be found guilty. Particularly if a procession of female Angels and social workers have perjured themselves. I watched Dafydd’s gang do this to people. Furthermore, I was smeared for daring to speak up for ‘people like that’. People like what? The grown up formerly abused children whom the whole world Cares About so much? People died in prison because of that bunch of lying bastards, particularly men, because it was easier to construct them as violent or sex offenders, although Dafydd et al did their best to do that to me as well…

The Indie also published an obituary for Olive:

Olive Stevenson could not have foreseen the great consequences for her when, 40 years ago, she wrote a dissenting addendum to the report of the inquiry, of which she was a member, into the death of Maria Colwell, a child who had been killed by her stepfather. It gave her an unwanted celebrity status which unleashed invitations to lecture and speak and projected her on to the national stage.

However her dissent – she disagreed only with the analysis of the events in the first part of the child’s life – could have been avoided had the inquiry chair, Thomas Field-Fisher QC, been more flexible and understood better the issues.

The complexity of the issues perhaps? Which being a QC not a social worker he won’t have been able to grasp?

She later wrote that his and her values were fundamentally different.

His values led him to take a very dim view of the social workers charged with Maria’s care, which was the view taken by most people who knew anything about the case.

But while she never wished what she wrote to be seen as a defence of social work, right or wrong, she felt compelled to explain the complexities of social work. But she also wrote the chapter on collaboration between services in child protection, a commonplace place today but the importance of which was then little realised.

I’ve witnessed them in action; ‘collaboration’ is indeed exactly what happens. Collaboration on the part of everyone to ensure that no matter how badly those we know and love have ‘failed’, no matter how many laws they have broken or how serious their misconduct, it will all be explained away by the complexities of the issues. Even when Dafydd has caused every single one of those complexities.

Stevenson was born in 1930 in Croydon and grew up in Purley, the youngest child of John and Evelyn (née Dobbs), a civil servant and housewife. Her parents were Irish non-churchgoing Protestants who had come to England from Dublin fearing discrimination by the new Catholic Free State.

Their daughter, a youthful Congregationalist who became an agnostic, remained deeply distrustful of Catholicism.

Which will have caused massive problems for her Catholic clients. Complex ones as well.

When at the local Whitgift Girls School she told the headmistress that she wanted to do psychology when she grew up, her mother was told that she should not read Freud. She did,

It won’t have been a good idea, but not for the reasons that Olive’s mum feared…

and at 17 worked as an assistant house mother in a Croydon children’s home.

After “the Tavvie” she moved to Bristol University in 1959, working as social work researcher and tutor, and in 1962 she assumed a lectureship (and later readership) in applied social studies at Oxford, where she was later professorial fellow at St Anne’s. While there she spent a year as adviser to the Supplementary Benefits Commission, from which came Claimant or Client? (1972), when she saw the issues as relevant to wider social policy as social security.

Her first book, published in 1964, had been a guide for foster parents and she was to write and edit eight more and co-edit and co-write others. She was also the founder and first editor of the British Journal of Social Work. In 1976 she went to Keele as its first female professor and in 1984 took the chair in social work at Nottingham. Her overseas work included visiting professorships in Israel and Australia and supervising PhD students in Hong Kong, while in China she was part of the development of Beijing University’s growth of social-work training.

 

In retirement she became one of the first chairs of an area child protection committee (now local safeguarding boards). She also continued to teach and write and supervise research students and only left Nottingham properly in 2010. From the 1980s she started to write and lecture extensively about older people, being at one time chair of Age Concern England. Her work on child protection caused her to link that with the parallel but then far-less recognised subject of the abuse of older people.

It was recognised. The state-sanctioned abuse of the elderly caused ructions in the late 1960s. The Ely Hospital Scandal… Barbara Robb’s book ‘Sans Everything’… It was well-known but the state chose to open fire on the man who blew the whistle on Ely – well he was black – and on Robb, while accepting that yes, things were, er, a disgrace.

Tawel Fan Ward at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd, north Wales, 2013-14. The biggest EMI scandal that there has ever been in the UK. The hospital was run by Dafydd’s gang. The only member of staff who was disciplined was the Angel who blew the whistle. She was suspended, sacked and then struck off. She did not make one unfounded allegation and at no time did she take part in the abuse.

..In her recently published memoir, Reflections on a Life in Social Work, she wrote openly about her lesbianism, having lived for much of the time when it was surrounded by secrecy and stigma, which personally caused her unease.

If only Olive had felt as much unease at the boys of 12 and 13 being gang-raped and forced into working as rent boys while in children’s homes in north Wales.

Her wit, practical wisdom, intelligence and an ability to weld an elegant and brilliant synthesis between social policy and social work practice were a hallmark of her work, which influenced generations of academics and practitioners. All this was underpinned by her quest for how both she and her students and readers could use mind and feelings (“heart and head”) together.

Although Stevenson could appear forbidding, it is obvious from her memoir that beneath the carapace of the professional self-assurance and eminence

An overbearing arrogant pompous old bag.

lay anxieties and complexities with which she had to cope all her life, and the struggle to be “freed to be myself”.

Olive was the one who was really suffering!

She wrote of relationships (while not mentioning individuals) that were “fraught with tension and pain” and took her to undergo psychoanalysis.

 She died guardedly optimistic that a positive change was coming to social work. Managerialism and central diktat had obscured its vision and ethical basis,
These were imposed by neoliberal gov’ts in a vain attempt to reign in the idiocy and chaos. It did of course just add to the idiocy and chaos as did the rise and rise of the NHS manager.
which she wanted to it rediscover. They were qualities which her own work strove to engender.

It was Terry Philpot who wrote this hagiography of Olive; Terry has featured previously on this blog for waxing lyrical about dangerous criminals employed as social workers.

 

Kingston University website mourned the passing of dear old Olive as well: ‘Sad news: Professor Olive Stevenson passes away’

16 October 2013

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It is with great sadness that we write with news of Professor Olive Stevenson’s death on Monday 30 September. Olive had suffered a stroke in 2010 and encountered health problems since then. On 30 September, she was at home with her good friend Professor Phyllida Parsloe when she died peacefully in her sleep. [I get the impression that Phyllida was Olive’s partner.]

Olive’s legacy to social work during more than 50 years was immense. She was described as “the foremost social work educator of her generation, an inspiring lecturer, a prolific scholar and inquiring researcher and committed public servant and consultant” (extract from information about her memoir Reflections on a Life in Social Work (2013)).  Since her involvement in the Maria Colwell Inquiry in 1974 (Maria was killed by her stepfather in 1973), Olive has been a powerful champion for social work and for children and older people on whom she focused.

Tawel Fan. The scandal happened two months after this guff appeared on Kingston University’s website.

We are personally grateful to Olive in her role as honorary professor at Kingston University. She inspired staff, students and many practitioners attending our annual research conference which she chaired until her health prevented her.

Hilary Tompsett was fortunate to see her last on 3 June at her home – the week her memoir was published, and Ray Jones visited regularly.

I’m fairly sure that is the Professor Ray Jones who’s publications with regard to social work scandals can only be regarded as masterpieces of satirical comedy. Ray managed to write a book about Baby P in which he maintained that social workers had not fallen short and yes, Sharon Shoesmith was the victim. Even people most sympathetic to the Complexities Of The Role had to stand back re Baby P and say ‘Christ, how did Shoesmith and her team ever let that happen?’ Because there was so much focus on the fuckwittery of the social workers in the Baby P case, many people missed the collusion of Great Ormond Street Hospital. The Top Doc who examined Baby P when he was taken to GOSH couldn’t explain how she had failed to notice that he had a broken back. I was told that she didn’t ever examine him…

She was amazingly supported by good friends and family and will be much missed. She will also be remembered and missed for her “academic brilliance and humanity” (Harry Ferguson, introduction to her memoir);

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and for her great insight and wisdom about the very difficult job that good social work is. She never lost her faith in the profession for which she trained or her understanding of the lived experiences for practitioners and recipients of services.

The lived experience for recipients of the Services in north Wales was gang rape. According to one boy at Bryn Estyn, while the man in this pic watched:

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Olive’s funeral is on 16 October in Oxfordshire. Our thoughts will be especially with Olive’s friends and family.

Would these be the friends who were the source of pain?

Now then. Phyllida. Olive’s friend of decades. There are no obits for Phyllida, presumably because she is still alive, but I have found out a bit about her. Phyllida currently describes herself as an ‘Independent management consulting professional’, but I have found a detailed account of the life and times of Phyllida on the website of the University of the West of England. Read it and shudder:

University of the West of England, Nov 2001:

Phyllida Parsloe is to be awarded the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science in recognition of her distinguished career and related achievements and of her contribution to health and social care in particular. Phyllida Parsloe was born in London and attended Wimbledon High School.
Wimbledon has long since been one of the favourite residential locations for Top Docs and senior staff of Springfield, Tooting Bec, St James’s and St George’s Hospitals (before Tooting Bec and St James’s closed), as well as for the more highly paid staff of Wandsworth Borough Council. A trafficking ring operated in the area facilitated by these institutions/organisations as long ago as the 1950s. It was given a substantial boost by Dafydd’s partners in crime in south London from the late 1960s onward, in particular the Labour Councillor and then MP John Tilley. See previous posts. The ring at Wandsworth was part of the Westminster Paedophile Ring that Richard Crossman’s DHSS was running.
She is a graduate of the University of Bristol and the London School of Economics. 
Phyllida was at Bristol in the late 1940s. She is of the right vintage to have known Dr D.G.E. Wood’s father, a Top Doc in Bristol at that time.
Crossman’s advisers were mostly drawn from the LSE.
Having begun her career in social work as a Probation Officer for Devon County Council, from 1959 to 1965
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 Phyllida Parsloe worked at St George’s Hospital as a psychiatric social worker.
St George’s was the London hospital which was at the centre of the Westminster Paedophile Ring. Until it relocated to Tooting in 1980, it was located at Hyde Park Corner in Knightbridge and St George’s was very posh, very elitist and always happy to do favours for rich, titled people in trouble. Lord Lucan’s wife was sectioned by St George’s after he tried to murder her and murdered their nanny Sandra Rivett. While St George’s accused Lady Lucan of being a nutter – although she had head injuries – Lord Lucan fled the country. See previous posts. St George’s Dept of Psychiatry developed a specialism in discrediting the victims of rich and famous criminals years ago as a result of Professor Desmond Curran arriving at St George’s and attracting and training other Top Docs who also discredited victims of crime. Norman Scott found himself in Desmond Curran’s hands when he had a nervous breakdown in the early 1960s as a result of his relationship with Mr Thrope. When Harold Wilson’s Gov’t announced that the new flagship replacement for the St George’s building at Hyde Park Corner would be located at Tooting, one of the St George’s psychiatrists, Peter Brett Storey, formed a link with Springfield Hospital in advance. See post ‘Meet The Gwerin!’. Thus the Top Docs of Belgravia who were facilitating the Westminster Paedophile Ring moved in next door to Springfield Hospital which was already in business with Dafydd et al, as was Wandsworth Borough Council.
Phyllida may have worked at St George’s back at the dawn of creation, but St George’s is a place of Nepotism and Corruption and the nepotistic corrupt ones hang on to their old pals tightly.
She then moved into the academic world and lectured at the London School of Economics between 1965 –1970.
Crossman’s mates Brian Abel-Smith and Richard Titmuss reigned supreme and had been churning out graduates who colluded with organised abuse for years by then.
Merfyn’s late wife Nerys was formerly married to the Harvard sociologist Orlando Patterson who received his PhD from the LSE in 1965. See previous posts.
In 1970 she became Associate Professor at the Law Faculty, University of Indiana, USA, and in 1973 Professor of Social Work at the University of Aberdeen.
Phyllida will have known about Sir Dugald Baird and Lord Bob Boothby at Aberdeen. The dreadful Professor J.B. Owen at UCNW who was Of Dafydd’s Gang worked at Aberdeen University and Sinclair Buchan, an oceanographer at UCNW who was mates with Dr Tony Jones, a big pal of many members of the gang, studied at Aberdeen. See previous posts.
 Professor Parsloe was appointed Professor of Social Work at the University of Bristol in 1978.
Bristol University was not only the domain of D.G.E. Wood, David Hunt and Peter Townsend, but Gordon Brown’s wife Sarah did her degree in psychology there, at the same time as a girl from Bangor did hers, Sarah Jenkins. Sarah’s mother Sheila Jenkins was a psychiatric social worker who was a paid-up member of Dafydd’s gang. See previous posts.
She has been a member of the Central Council for Education and Training in Social Work since 1986 and was a key member of the Wagner Committee which reviewed residential care in 1988. Between 1988 and 1991 Professor Parsloe was Pro-Vice-Chancellor at the University of Bristol where she held a Chair in Social Work until 1996 and remains an Emeritus Professor. 

Phyllida was PVC when Bristol University’s old boy D.G.E. Wood and their other old boy Lord David Hunt were up to their eye-balls in Dafydd’s gang in north Wales and using every network that they could, including that of Bristol University. Professor Peter Townsend and his wife Baroness Jean were in Bristol at this time.

Professor Parsloe has made a massive contribution to both health and social care in Bristol. In particular she has supported and developed joint working between the University of the West of England and the University of Bristol and has helped forge the excellent working relationships between the two social work departments.

So both of those universities have now been infected by Phyllida…

Throughout Professor Parsloe’s career she has shown a life long commitment to applying the highest levels of academic rigour to the solution of very practical problems.

Which will be why social work is in such a healthy state as a profession with high levels of client satisfaction and able people tripping over themselves to become social workers. Although Phyllida’s most pressing practical problem will have been how to keep her and her mates all out of prison by doing anything, anything at all, to conceal their criminality.

She was a co founder of Dementia Voice; she is now its Chair and continues to support the strong links the organisation has with the University of the West of England’s Faculty of Health and Social Care. 

Professor Parsloe’s contribution to education and the region has been significant and important. As Chair of the North Bristol NHS Trust she has encouraged a very special relationship between the Faculty of Health and Social Care and the Trust.

Although that ended in tears two years after UWE honoured Phyllida; UWE honoured Phyllida the year after the Waterhouse Report was published.

 Here’s the geriatric moll:

Some of her contributions to academia:
 BBC News online, 14 May, 2003 

Trust Chairman Quits Over Debt

Phyllida Parsloe

Professor Parsloe has been chairman of NBT since 1999

The chair of a health trust which is £44.3m in debt has resigned.

Professor Phyllida Parsloe announced she was quitting the job as chair of North Bristol NHS Trust (NBT) after disclosure of deficits at the trust’s two hospitals.

On Tuesday, she said she was resigning because, as chairman, she was ultimately accountable for the overspend.

An investigation by the local Strategic Health Authority into the debts is expected within a month.

‘Tremendous integrity’

Professor Parsloe said: “North Bristol NHS Trust has not lived up to the appropriate requirements of a public service body,”

“We have failed both to achieve a break-even year end financial position and to predict the extremely serious deficit we have now announced.”

The Trust’s recently-appointed chief executive, Sonia Mills, said: “I understand and respect the sentiments that Professor Parsloe has expressed today which have lead to her resignation.

“She has undertaken this role with tremendous integrity which is consistent with her actions today.”

‘Respect’

Anthea Millett, chair of the Avon, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire Strategic Health Authority, added: “‘Professor Parsloe has given long service to the NHS and we are very grateful for the work she has done over several years.

”As chairman, she considered that she carried overall responsibility for the performance of the organisation and I respect her decision to resign.”

Professor Parsloe had been chairman of NBT since it was formed from the merger of the two previous Frenchay and Southmead trusts in 1999.

She was previously the chair of the former Frenchay Healthcare NHS Trust.

The NHS in the south west of England has been very troubled for the past few years. There have been a spate of suicides of junior doctors which no-one has been able to explain, including docs in Bristol and the students at Bristol University have been dropping like lemmings. The student suicides have been the source of terrible publicity for Bristol University who stand accused of not giving sufficient support for students with mental health problems, but no-one has asked where the NHS was. One would have thought with Phyllida at the helm of both the NHS and Bristol University and with fingers in the pie which is UWE too, she ought to be asked about rather more than the NHS debt.

Phyllida is listed as a Trustee of the Sir Halley Stewart Trust, ‘a grant-giving charity that supports innovative and pioneering Social, Medical and Religious projects, to enable human flourishing and to prevent suffering’. Phyllida’s biography as supplied by the Sir Halley Stewart Trust reads:

Professor Phyllida Parsloe, BA, AAPSW, PhD 
Phyllida Parsloe has been a probation officer, psychiatric social worker and professor of social work. Since retirement she has chaired an NHS Hospital Trust and is involved with a number of voluntary agencies working with refugees and asylum seekers, older people and those with dementia. She serves as a Town Councillor and was previously Mayor of Thornbury, Bristol. She also chairs a local Community Centre.

Phyllida has been listed as a Director of numerous organisations:
CompanyName Company Status Role Appointed Appointment Status Assets
THORNBURY CARNIVAL C.I.C. Active Director 2013-04-03 UNTIL 2014-06-30 RESIGNED
RECOOP Active Director 2010-09-20 UNTIL 2015-11-23 RESIGNED
THORNBURY ARTS FESTIVAL TRUST Active Director 2010-05-07 UNTIL 2016-01-05 RESIGNED £46,492 equity
 Phyllida also appears on the Age UK Bristol website:

History of the Research Forum

The forum had its first meeting late in 1997. It was based on an idea put forward by Age Concern Bristol (now Age UK Bristol) Trustee, Professor Phyllida Parsloe that one of the functions of Age Concern Bristol, beyond delivering services and campaigning, should be to communicate the results of relevant policy research to planners, managers, service providers and users in the Bristol area.

So after a lifetime of telling people what to do with disastrous results, Phyllida is going to tell yet more people what to do.

About the Research Forum

From the start, the forum illustrated this principle by working alongside Brunelcare, a Bristol based organisation that has been involved for over sixty years in providing support for older people of limited means, ranging from home care through to residential care. Over the last twenty years, quarterly meetings have been held in premises run by Brunelcare.

Care has been taken to select researchers whose work is of practical relevance to practitioners and managers. Most of the speakers have been from the Bristol area (particularly from the two universities in the city), though limited funds have occasionally enabled the Forum organisers to call upon researchers from further afield. Some of the speakers are regular attendees at Forum meetings. This adds depth to the linkages between the research and the policy communities. To enhance this service, summaries of speakers’ presentations (together with e-mail contact addresses) are circulated to people on the Forum mailing list. In this way, the results of research are disseminated to a wider group of people than those who are able to be at a particular meeting. In addition, there is an Information Exchange standing item on the agenda for each meeting and informal opportunities to meet over coffee before and during the break.

We would not be believed if we claimed that visible consequences flowed from every one of the 50+ talks given so far, but some positive outcomes can be identified, for instance, in terms of good practice in relation to dementia care; and the researchers themselves have been able to discuss with people present the sensitive issue of access to staff or service users in future projects. Equally important, the discussion, comments and questions that flow from the presentations have a broader effect on the overall climate in which valuable work in support of older people is undertaken. One obvious measure of success of the Forum lies in the fact that since 1997 the numbers attending have, if anything, tended to rise. The organisers of the Forum do listen to the audience and try to respond to their concerns by identifying and calling upon well based research that addresses their preoccupations.

 While searching for gen on Phyllida’s pal Olive, I noticed this obituary for social worker Elwyn Owens in The Guardian’s ‘Other Lives’ column published in Nov 2015, written by his wife Jane Owens:
Elwyn Owens became chair of the British Association of Social Workers
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My husband, Elwyn Owens, who has died of cancer aged 76, worked throughout his life to improve the lives of children and vulnerable people, first as a social worker and then in various managerial positions in social services, including with Barnardo’s and ChildLine.

Elwyn was born in Stockport, Cheshire, to Thomas Owens, a builder, and Gladys (also born Owens), a housewife. However, he spent most of his childhood near Mold, in north-east Wales. After leaving Mold Alun grammar school at 16, he worked at a brickworks and the blood bank, both formative experiences, and then studied theology at London Bible College. He initially joined the probation service, but after qualifying as a social worker at Manchester University he switched in 1966 to become a social worker with Liverpool city council, rising swiftly to become district personal services officer in Everton. There he managed a busy team in a community facing significant deprivation, tackling numerous challenges with energy, imagination and commitment.

A lectureship in social work at Liverpool University led Elwyn to become active in the British Association of Social Workers, of which he eventually became chair. In 1980 he moved down to London to become Barnardo’s divisional director in the capital, where he was an early advocate of giving children a voice.

After a decade at Barnardo’s, Elwyn moved to Wales in 1992 to work for ChildLine, establishing its regional office in Manchester. The following year he went freelance, working for a number of local authorities and voluntary organisations in Wales, north-west England and London, not only with children and vulnerable adults but also with the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, assessing and making recommendations on a wide range of grant applications.

Throughout his life he was always willing to face difficult issues and to find creative and balanced ways of responding to them. He was a skilful strategist and problem-solver who encouraged others to grow in confidence and to help themselves. All that he did was tempered with kindness, compassion and unfeigned respect.

He is survived by me, by his children, Stephen, Sarah and Jane, from his first marriage, to Pat (nee Hazlehurst), which ended in divorce.

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One of Richard Crossman’s guests at his DHSS Houseparties is described in Crossman’s ‘Diaries’ as a ‘great girl for birth control’. I presumed that this throwaway line was a description of a flibbertigibbet in the office to whom Crossman had taken a shine . No, the great girl for birth control was married to the lawyer for the Mirror newspaper and became a Labour peer. She cannot be summed up in a few lines, so I’ll leave the great girl for birth control for a future post discussing more of those with whom Crossman discussed Uganda at the DHSS.

Contraceptives at the ready, the boss has arrived, with a friend.

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Man Of Steel

While trawling for more information on the Jeremy Thorpe case recently, I found a clip from ‘Newsnight’, June 2018, in which Evan Davies interviewed David Steel about both Jeremy Thorpe and Cyril Smith. Steel adhered to his usual line of ‘I knew nuzzing…’ re Jeremy and stressed that as far as Cyril Smith went, there were only ‘allegations’ and that nothing has ever been proved. David Steel knows as well as I do that nothing was ever proved because police officers who interviewed Smith in the wake of serious complaints received visits from senior police officers and other state officials and were told to make no more inquiries. Then there was the D notice served by MI5 on one of the local newspapers covering Rochdale ordering the newspaper not to publish a word about Cyril Smith. There were also the actions of one David Steel who asked George Carman QC to use his influence to keep the Cyril Smith allegations out of the London-based media after one radical newspaper in Rochdale had published them, because Jeremy’s trial for conspiracy and incitement to kill was approaching and David Steel feared that there would be nothing left of the Liberal Party if Cyril’s Ugandan discussions with kids in care hit the press as well…

Please see post ‘My How Things Haven’t Changed’ for details of how many people were involved over a period of many years in keeping Thorpe’s penchant for casual gay encounters out of the media and, much more worryingly, his dreadful conduct toward Norman Scott and the associated smearing of Norman. My post ‘Only One Died’ details: the circumstances of Thorpe’s convenient marriage to Caroline Allpass after his years as a Bachelor, the Caroline who was very popular in Thorpe’s constituency and consolidated Thorpe’s political position, as well as the inexplicable car crash in which Caroline was killed; Thorpe’s second marriage to Marion Stern who’s previous husband the Earl of Harewood was Lilibet’s cousin; and the havoc which broke out at UCNW (Bangor University) as Norman’s allegations that Jeremy was his former gay lover who had tried to have him killed became public. ‘Private Eye’ had got hold of the story years previously but didn’t publish. Sir Ronnie Waterhouse, who was from an influential Liberal family in north Wales and who’s dad was a Liberal MP, was employed as a libel reader for ‘Private Eye’. In 1976, once Norman’s story became public and could no longer be dismissed as the rantings of a madman, George Thomas, another member of the Westminster Paedophile Ring, was appointed as Speaker of the House and Carlo was appointed Chancellor of UCNW. George Thomas was the UK’s most famous Methodist. Ronnie Waterhouse’s family were high profile Methodists and there was a strong association between Methodism and the Liberal Party which were dominant political and cultural forces in Wales throughout the 19th and first half of the 20th centuries; Methodism also exerted a strong influence in the west country and was associated with a certain contingent in the Labour Party as well as being a strong force in the north of England. Harold Wilson’s wife was the daughter of a Congregationalist Minister. See posts ‘There’s Methodism In This Madness’ and ‘Come, Friendly Bombs’.

 

At the end of the ‘Newsnight’ interview with David Steel, Evan Davies turned to another matter ie. the concerns over abortion rights in N Ireland and reminded the viewers that it was David Steel who paved the way for the 1967 Abortion Act with his Private Member’s Bill. David Steel gained a great deal of kudos from this which served him well throughout his entire political career. I have read the many articles which Steel wrote explaining why he felt that the 1967 Act was needed and I don’t disagree with any of his arguments. However, as with matters Jeremy and Cyril, there were matters in relation to abortion both before and after the 1967 Act on which David Steel remained silent when he should not have.

The Abortion Act 1967 legalised abortion on certain grounds by registered practitioners and regulated the tax-paid provision of this through the NHS. When Steel introduced his Private Member’s Bill, there was considerable opposition to abortion from within the medical establishment and not just from those Top Doctors who were Catholics. People supporting the Bill made much of the deaths and huge number of hospital beds which were occupied by women suffering from the dreadful consequences of unlawful abortions and the deaths. It was true that on some gynae wards nearly every bed was filled by a woman who was recovering from a botched illegal abortion. What received far less publicity was the number of Top Docs who were already providing abortions, against the law, both on the NHS or in return for a fee, in some cases virtually on demand and not only hidden away in ‘private clinics’.

Dr Ann Dally – who in the 1980s ended up in hot water for flogging class A drugs to rich patients via the assistance of the corrupt Home Office Drugs Branch mandarin Bing Spear who also helped Dafydd to remain in business – openly discussed how as a junior Top Doctor at Tommy’s pre-1967, she was always happy to help the consultants performing terminations. Dally’s account does not make it clear whether the patients at Tommy’s were paying; I suspect that they were, because there are other accounts of distressed teenaged rape victims being refused abortions at Tommy’s. Of course they were, it was illegal, as they were told in no uncertain terms. In her account of an Everyday Story of Tommy’s Abortionist Folk, Dally mentioned that their role model and hero was the Aberdeen Top Doctor Sir Dugald Baird. See post ‘Little Things Hitting Each Other’ for an account of Dally’s activities. Dally failed to explain that Sir Dugald presided over a situation of abortion on demand in the Aberdeen region as long ago as in the 1950s because Sir Dugald was committed to the idea of abortion ‘for socio-economic reasons’. Sir Dugald was fond of big families for wealthy people and he had a big family himself; Sir Dugald however was very keen on the notion that the poor should not be allowed to breed and he did his best to ensure that they did not. Sir Dugald flagrantly broke the law for years as he aborted foetuses gestating in low-income uteri but he continued unhindered, the wheels being oiled partly by his wife, a Pioneering Woman who was sitting on the medical committees in Aberdeen which oversaw Sir Dugald’s work.

Not only was Sir Dugald unopposed with regard to his law-breaking, but he also received funding from the MRC to establish the Aberdeen MRC Sociology Unit of which Professor Raymond Illsley was Director. As part of Sir Dugald Baird’s Obstetrics and Gynaecology empire, Illsley pursued what was euphemistically described as ‘social reproductive health research’. Illsley arrived to work in Aberdeen University in 1951. Years later, between 1972-75, the Home Office Research Unit, which evolved from a Rab Butler initiative, commissioned Illsley of Aberdeen’s Dept of Sociology to carry out research into ‘juvenile delinquency and the social control network’, investigating the role of social workers with young people in trouble with the law.  It was in the early 1970s that John Allen and Dafydd were busy expanding their empire of child prostitution and trafficking in north Wales. Raymond Illsley had direct links with researchers and politicians in London who were colluding with Dafydd and linked gangs. Nearly all the research commissioned by the Home Office Research Unit could not have been conducted without the researchers discovering the widespread abuse of kids and young people in state care or in criminal justice settings. All the researchers very wisely kept quiet about this which enabled some of them to become the biggest names in the UK in criminology or academic social work, where they continued to remain silent even after they were appointed as Gov’t advisers. See post ‘Rab, High Table and the Founding Fathers’.

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Dr Death trained and worked at Tommy’s when they were happily performing illegal abortions on a grand scale there but then Dr Death also worked as research register to Dr William Sargant, a Tommy’s psychiatrist so mad and so dangerous who’s experiments killed so many of his patients that medicine is doing its best to forget that Sargant ever existed (see post ‘Dr Death’). Tommy’s was also facilitating organised abuse and the Westminster Paedophile Ring as long ago as the early 1960s and the Top Docs there had links with Dafydd and Drs Dannie and Wilfred Abse (see post ‘O Jones, O Jones’). Dannie and Wilfred were the brothers of the south Wales Labour MP Leo Abse and all three of the Abses were big mates of George Thomas, who was busy molesting kids even back then.

My post ‘The Bay Of Pigs Invasion’ discussed how Dr Death joined the Vauxhall branch of the Labour Party in 1960 two years before he qualified as a Top Doctor and joined the Fabian Society in the same year. Areas like Vauxhall had in the early 1960s already established a base for the procuring of disadvantaged young people to provide sexual services for much richer people, which became clear during and after the Profumo Affair. There was already such a trade in existence in Wales (see posts ‘Only One Died’ and ‘The Wind Of No Change’). Dr Death grew up in Plymouth, Devon, the county in which Jeremy Thorpe was an MP, Death’s parents were Welsh and he spent his summers in south Wales as a boy and then he worked as a Top Doctor at Tommy’s. Dr Death’s family in Wales were Methodists. He’d have known more about the Westminster Paedophile Ring than nearly anyone else on the planet. Dr Death very conveniently gave up his job at Tommy’s and rocked up as the Labour candidate for Plymouth – in Devon, the same county as Thorpe’s constituency, Plymouth being a city in which Michael Foot’s family wielded wielded considerable influence (see post ‘The Bay Of Pigs Invasion’) – just as Leo Abse began to prepare to design new legislation with regard to the care of children who were not cared for by their parents. That resulted in the Children Act 1975, which resulted in hundreds of children ending up in the hands of Dafydd and John Allen’s gang in north Wales. The Children Act got onto the statute books as a result of a Private Members Bill introduced by Dr Death. See post ‘Cry, The Beloved Country’.

 

The Top Docs and others behind this highly planned and co-ordinated effort were linked to Top Docs at the Dept of Psychiatry at St George’s Hospital which had developed ‘expertise’ in sexual problems, the foundation of which was laid by Dr Desmond Curran, to whom Norman Scott was referred in the 1960s when he crumbled under the strain of Jeremy’s activities. See post ‘My How Things Haven’t Changed’. By the 1970s, St George’s and the associated psychiatric unit, Springfield Hospital, were facilitating a huge paedophile ring in south London with links to Dafydd’s gang in north Wales and other gangs. See post ‘Meet The Gwerin!’.

 

David Steel’s Private Member’s Bill was backed by the Gov’t, who appointed the President of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, Sir John Peel, to Chair a medical advisory committee that reported in favour of passing the bill. One year after the 1967 Abortion Act was passed, John Allen took out the lease on the building which soon opened as the Bryn Alyn Community.

Sir John Harold Peel (10 December 1904 – 31 December 2005) was Surgeon-Gynaecologist to Lilibet, 1961-73. He assisted his predecessor Sir William Gilliatt at the births of Carlo and the Princess Snap and after Gilliatt’s death in 1956, Peel delivered Princes Andrew and Edward as well as Ma’am Darling’s two children, Viscount Linley and Lady Sarah Armstrong-Jones, those births being assisted by Top Doc John Brudenell. 

Peel himself was succeeded as Surgeon Gynaecologist by Sir George Pinker, who knew of Diana’s extreme distress, suicide attempts and eating disorder, but dealt with it all by a ‘Now don’t you worry my dear, we’ll look after you’ and nearly screwed up the birth of Williams into the bargain, which was why Diana ended up having screaming great rows with Carlo with regard to her reluctance to go through another experience like that. Surrounded by her ever sensitive in-laws, Di the Pedigree Breeder was coerced into another pregnancy and Harry’s delivery was handled by Oinker once more. In 1964 Oinker established a charidee, the Childbirth Research Centre, dedicated to reducing the number of women and babies who died during pregnancy and childbirth. The charidee changed its name to Birthright in 1972 and it is now known as Wellbeing of Women. Diana became a Patron in 1984, what with Di Wanting To Help and not realising that what she experienced when delivering William probably should not have happened (see post ‘The Wellbeing Of Wimmin – The Fortnum and Mason Connection’).

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Oinker was a friend of Professor Geoffrey Chamberlain of St George’s Hospital Medical School. Chamberlain was a friend of Oliver Brooke, the Professor of Paediatrics at St George’s who was a leading figure in a pan-European paedophile ring and who was jailed for possession of child porn in Dec 1986, days after Dafydd had me unlawfully arrested and illegally imprisoned in the North Wales Hospital Denbigh. See previous posts eg. ‘Oliver!’ Chamberlain was colluding with the south London trafficking ring  facilitated by his colleagues at St George’s and Wandsworth Borough Council as well as Dafydd’s ring in north Wales. Chamberlain was also perpetrating research fraud and in the 1960s when he worked at the George Washington Hospital in the US had performed experiments on live late gestation foetuses whom he had unlawfully aborted and allowed to die after the experiments had ended. See post ‘Now Then…’.

 

Sir John Peel was the son of a Methodist Minister and was educated at Manchester Grammar School and Queen’s College, Oxford. Peel undertook his clinical training at King’s College, London and qualified in 1930. He was appointed consultant at King’s College Hospital and then worked as a consultant at the Princess Beatrice Hospital, London, 1937-65. The Princess Beatrice Hospital was founded in 1887 as the Jubilee Hospital. It later became known as the Fulham and Kensington General Hospital, then the Kensington, Fulham and Chelsea General Hospital and after further development, in 1931, the Princess Beatrice Hospital. When the NHS was inaugurated in 1948, for two years the Princess Beatrice Hospital was attached to that institution in Knightsbridge which did favours for rich criminals, including Lord Lucan (see post ‘Yes, There Is Still Green Paint On The Renault…’), St George’s Hospital.

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In August 1950 the Princess Beatrice Hospital was transferred to the Chelsea Group Hospital Management Committee. It had been decided in the late 1960s that owing to the development of St Stephen’s Hospital, the acute services at the Princess Beatrice Hospital would be transferred to St Stephen’s Hospital and after re-development enabled this to happen, the Princess Beatrice re-opened in 1972. With the NHS re-organisation in 1974, the Princess Beatrice became part of the Kensington, Chelsea and Westminster Area Health Authority. The hospital was finally closed at the end of March 1978.

St Stephen’s Hospital was one of those institutions which opened the first wards for people dying of HIV in mid-1980s, wards which were famously visited by Diana and much was made of anonymity because of the Stigma attached to the patients. There was a Stigma but as with the Stigma which is said to result from mental health problems, some of those who were the most stigmatising were the Top Docs and Angels. There was a much more important reason for the news black-out re the terminally ill HIV patients: they were young men who had been forced into sex work as kids in care a few years previously and a lot of them had been in the children’s homes in north Wales. The Middlesex Hospital was another Caring institution which opened its doors to people dying of HIV and then the Mildmay Hospital in the East End did. See previous posts. All of these places had links with people who were desperate to conceal the North Wales Child Abuse Scandal and were in a position to liberate funding to isolate those patients while they died, to ensure that word never got out regarding how they had become infected with HIV.

The Chairman of the Kensington, Chelsea and Westminster Area Health Authority, 1977–82, was Dr John Dunwoody. John Dunwoody trained at King’s College Hospital and the Westminster Hospital, as did Wilfred and Dannie Abse, whom he knew. Dunwoody worked as a Top Doctor in Devon, 1955-66. He served as the Labour MP for Falmouth and Camborne, 1966-70 and knew Leo Abse, Dr Death and of course George Thomas. John Dunwoody was a junior Health Minister, 1969-70, under Secretary of State Richard Crossman, who concealed organised abuse, including Dafydd’s gang and the Westminster Paedophile Ring. When Crossman’s diaries were finally published after his death they revealed that in 1957, Crossman, Nye Bevan and Morgan Phillips, the Labour Party General Secretary, had perjured themselves and as a result had won damages for libel from ‘The Spectator’. Morgan Phillips was the father of John Dunwoody’s first wife, Gwyneth Dunwoody, who was the Labour MP for Exeter, 1966-70 and then Crewe (later Crewe and Nantwich), 1974-2008. Gwyneth Dunwoody, like her husband, concealed the criminality of Dafydd’s gang as well as linked gangs. John and Gwyneth’s daughter Tamsin served as the Labour AM for Preseli Pembrokeshire, 2003-07, during which time Tamsin concealed the criminality in the NHS and social services which was the legacy of the gangs with whom her parents colluded. See previous posts for further lowdown on the Dunwoodys.

John Dunwoody served as Chairman of the Bloomsbury District Health Authority, 1982-90, in which post he colluded with the trafficking gang operating in Islington Borough Council when the leader of that Council was Little Nell Hodge. The richer bohemian residents of the Bloomsbury area had long had links with  Llanfrothen/Croesor in what is now Gwynedd as a result of Sir Clough Williams-Ellis, an Anglo-Welsh landowner who owned an estate in Croesor marrying Amabel Strachey, a member of the Bloomsbury Set and renting out his properties as second homes to the Bloomsbury crowd and their friends and relations throughout the middle years of the 20th century. Some of them, including the psychoanalysts and Top Doctors in the network, were directly involved with the sexual exploitation of children and even more of them were colluding with it. (See previous posts eg. ‘The Vermin Club’ and ‘Captain Swing And His Crew’). In Nov 1984, Thomas Jones, Lord Maelor, who had been the Labour MP for the constituency which included Croesor, 1951-66, died in a fire at his home at Wrexham for which the official explanation was highly improbable. Lord Maelor had grown up near Wrexham, where Bryn Estyn and the Bryn Alyn Community were located and his brother James Jones served as Labour MP for Wrexham, 1955-70. See post ‘Slaves, Perfect Slaves’.

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Gwynne the lobotomist’s alma mater the Middlesex Hospital served the Bloomsbury and Soho area. From 1996, John Dunwoody was Vice-Chairman of the Merton, Sutton and Wandsworth Local Medical Committee, where he colluded with the trafficking ring facilitated by St George’s and Wandsworth Borough Council. Dunwoody was awarded a CBE in 1986, before Ollie Brooke was convicted and jailed.

 

Between 1948 and 1967, Sir John Peel was Director of Clinical Studies at King’s College Hospital Medical School, 1948-67, where Dannie Abse trained. Geoffrey Chamberlain passed through King’s College Hospital in the early years of his career. John Peel was an examiner at around a dozen British universities, including Oxford, Cambridge, London and Bristol. Dafydd’s colleague in the north Wales gang Dr D.G.E. Wood trained at Bristol and Wood’s father was a Top Doctor in that city.

Peel became a Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in 1944. In 1955 Peel became a member of the RCOG’s Council and in 1959 its honorary Treasurer, there by raising sufficient funds to allow the College to move into premises in Regent’s Park. Peel was President of the RCOG, 1966-69 and was elected to an honorary fellowship in 1989. As President of the RCOG Peel presided over the early years of massive dissatisfaction with regard to childbirth practices which provided the spark for the attempts to ‘humanise’ ‘medicalised’ childbirth in the 1970s and 80s.

John Peel headed a number of steering groups and committees to Gov’t agencies, which included Chairing the Peel Report: Enquiry into Domiciliary Midwifery Beds Needs (1971) for the DHSS, under Secretary of State Keith Joseph, who inexplicably had access to personal information about Brown and me when Joseph was Secretary of State for Education, 1981-86. See previous posts for further details and for Joseph’s role in concealing the criminality of Dafydd et al, Jimmy Savile – who ran the region surrounding Keith Joseph’s constituency of Leeds North East – and the Westminster Paedophile Ring. Joseph’s Ministerial career stretched back as far as Macmillan’s Gov’t.

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  • To reduce maternal and infant mortality, Peel’s Report recommended that all women should give birth in a hospital and remain there for some days. Among the Report’s critics was epidemiologist Archie Cochrane, who pointed out that there was little correlation between high hospitalisation rates and lower perinatal mortality. Archie’s science was excellent but he failed to ensure that members of his own team upheld his own rigorous standards, including Professor Kenneth Rawnsley, who spent his entire career concealing Dafydd’s criminality. See previous posts eg. ‘The Discovery Of A Whole New Galaxy…’. Everyone ignored Archie’s reservations and Peel’s Report resulted in a change in the medical establishment’s approach to maternity, at the expense of domiciliary midwifery services.
  • During the 1970s and 80s, the medicalisation of childbirth came under severe attack from various quarters, including feminist scholarship, who conjured up images of misogynist men getting their filthy patriarchal paws on wimmin’s bodies. There is some truth in that but the harsh reality is that the midwives of that era were not all Wise Wimmin or the compassionate souls characterised in the TV drama ‘Call The Midwife’. Some of them were every bit as unscrupulous as, and held very similar attitudes to, the worst male Top Doctors. The midwives of north Wales were fully on board with Dafydd and the gang; some of them because they were terrified but others because they were friends with the gang and fully paid up members themselves.
  • I was at a public lecture a few years ago in which an academic researching childbirth on Anglesey in the 1960s demonstrated that the presence of a domiciliary midwife on Anglesey – there were periods of time when Anglesey didn’t have such a thing – caused death rates for mothers and babies to increase. I would love that researcher or someone else to follow that up because I suspect that the explanation had something to do with Dafydd’s gang.
  • The harsh reality was that there was and still is endemic bad practice in obstetrics both in hospitals and in the community and midwives who dared/dare openly criticise did/do not last long in their jobs. The situation today is so serious that midwives are running away from the NHS as fast as they can because they don’t want to be party to placing mothers and babies in danger.
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Geoffrey Chamberlain used to tell everyone that he was in favour of hospital births because when he was a young Top Doctor, he witnessed a woman bleed to death from a postpartum haemorrhage. Chamberlain had a point; if a mother experiences that after delivering, she needs a transfusion or she will die and die very quickly. However, when a woman died at St George’s because her eclampsia wasn’t managed properly by the Top Doctor, Chamberlain conducted an investigation and wrote a report blaming the midwife, because he didn’t want any bad publicity adhering to his team of Docs. Well he was friends with Oinker and had two paedophile rings to conceal and research fraud to perpetrate, he couldn’t have afforded any fingers to point at his team. So the poor bloody midwife got it in the neck instead.

One reason why those we know and love at St George’s didn’t like me was because ‘you are friends with the midwives who are all really thick, especially the black ones’. I was indeed friends with the midwives, who were not all really thick, most of them were very, very nice and highly competent, including all the black ones except for one of them. There was one black midwife who was incompetent, but I don’t think that it was a cause and effect relationship. Being friends with the midwives, I found out about a great many things, including the Court orders obtained by Wandsworth Social Services and other Social Services Depts which were served on the staff of the labour ward at St George’s compelling them to call the police and social workers in order to remove babies from certain patients if they turned up in labour. The midwives found this very, very upsetting and were relieved that very few of these patients ever showed up because they had gone into hiding to give birth. Some of them were the victims of the paedophile ring which St George’s and Wandsworth Social Services were facilitating. Others were victims of the related rings from other areas of London, which, like the Wandsworth ring, had links to Dafydd’s gang.

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  • In the 1980s, as sponsor of the Responsible Society, Sir John Peel accused the Dept of Education and the DHSS of encouraging girls under 16 to have sexual intercourse:

 

Previous posts eg. ‘Captain Swing And His Crew’ have detailed how numerous Top Docs were fully on board with Dafydd’s gang and other gangs in coercing underage disadvantaged girls who had been targeted by the gangs into Being Sensible and taking the contraceptive pill, even in cases of girls without boyfriends and who showed no interest in acquiring them. It was so obviously a way of, as one whistleblower told me, ‘preparing them for action’. John Peel was right to raise this matter, but he aimed his fire at teenage magazines which were not leading the way; that was his colleagues the Top Docs and the sex abuse gangs which were being run by Social Services Depts. Furthermore the aim wasn’t the glorification of sex for the physical satisfaction of the girls, it was for the physical satisfaction of the unscrupulous old gits who were members and customers of the gangs. John Peel had many opportunities to stop Dafydd et al but he didn’t. Instead, until the end of his long life, he dined and harrumphed and chortled away with those running the gangs and was part of the monumental effort to ensure that the truth never ever emerged.

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Here’s yet another John Peel who knew about Dafydd et al (see post ‘The Bay Of Pigs Invasion’):

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The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh paid tribute to Peel after his death in Dec 2004, although he was not a member of their College. We were told that ‘His principal research interest was diabetes in pregnancy but he will also be remembered for his support for the Abortion Bill when he was president of the RCOG, his presidency of the British Medical Association and of the Family Planning Association and his contribution to many government committees’.

Ed Miliband’s Uncle Harry’s speciality was in diabetes. Uncle Harry was a consultant at Guy’s and then at Guy’s and Tommy’s when the two institutions merged. Uncle Harry, like John Dunwoody, was in the Socialist Health Association. Ed’s dad Ralph was active in the New Left with Eric Hobsbawm and others, who were friends with the Welsh Bloomsbury Set. See posts ‘The Vermin Club’ and ‘Captain Swing And His Crew’.

The RCOG, BMA and FPA colluded every step of the way with the coercion of vulnerable kids and young people into sex work and the provision of contraception. John Dunwoody was Chairman of the FPA, 1981–87, the years through which Dafydd’s gang and other gangs did whatever they wanted without being challenged or questioned, while the BMA provided north Wales gang members with free advice as to how to frame me for criminal offences.

‘His hobbies extended from his Friesian cattle farm to salmon fishing on the Spey. Friends and colleagues will long remember his 100th birthday lunch attended by most of the ex-presidents of the RCOG – Chamberlain as well, almost certainly – and many of his hospital colleagues, treated to his delightful reminiscences.’ 

John Suenson-Taylor, Lord Grantchester, is a member of a family from Liverpool/Cheshire who have numerous links with Dafydd’s empire in the north west of England. Lord Grantchester is a dairy farmer and active in dairying/agricultural circles. See post ‘Meet The Family’. The 6th Duke of Westminster, Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor – Carlo’s close friend who was President of the City of Chester Conservative Association while Sir Peter Morrison was the Tory MP for Chester and his abuse of kids in care in north Wales and elsewhere was openly gossiped about by members of the Association and constituents – was involved with many farming/landowning organisations eg. President, Holstein UK & Ireland (formerly British Holstein Society), 1988; Life Governor, Royal Agricultural Society of England; Vice-President, Country Landowners’ Association, 1999 until death; and Vice-President, Royal Smithfield Club, 2004 until death, as well as numerous other organisations including those concerned with children, young people, drugs and health/welfare.

Lord Grantchester’s estate is located near to the Duke of Westminster’s family seat, Eaton Hall in Cheshire.

 

John Peel’s guest list at his 100th birthday bash almost certainly included Geoffrey Chamberlain and what reminiscences of Peel’s they might have enjoyed – the sex abuse gangs, the lies, the research fraud, the bad practice, the unnecessary patient deaths and harm, the ruined lives and how they’d got away with the lot, throughout every investigation and Inquiry and still saw every media outlet in the UK unanimously chant ‘Ah, the doctors they were wonderful!’. Peel died in Dec 2004, after many, many years of long service to Dafydd and associated gangs and before the recent admission that more than a few maternity services in the UK are dangerous and have been for many years yet this was concealed by everyone.

 

After the Abortion Act 1967 was passed, something happened in north Wales which David Steel, John Peel or any Right To Choose campaigner or Top Doctor never spoke about, although they all knew about it. The Top Docs across the whole of north Wales co-ordinated to make it nigh on impossible for women, no matter what their position, to access NHS abortions. The Top Docs did however have an arrangement with a private abortionist in Chester, or probably more than one, to refer women, on demand, who could pay. Furthermore, this ‘service’ was so dangerous that women were being instructed not to travel home afterwards on public transport because of previous problems re haemorrhaging. Women who could not afford the butcher in Chester were told that if they wanted an NHS abortion they had to stay at the North Wales Hospital Denbigh where they would be ‘assessed’ by Dafydd. They were still refused an abortion whatever the results of the ‘assessment’. Yet they did not return home with their babies. I have been told by women who became pregnant as a result of the activities of the paedophile gang that they were taken to abortionists in locations across north Wales at the ages of 14 and 15. Everyone knew that this was going on, it was completely illegal yet no-one at all spoke about it let alone tried to stop it. No-one has told me what happened to all those babies of Denbigh patients, although I personally knew of some Denbigh patients – adult women, not girls – who’s babies had been unlawfully abducted by Top Docs and Angels. They never found out what had happened to their babies. This situation prevailed until the end of the 1980s. See previous posts eg. ‘It’s Bachman Turner Overdrive – Not Arf’.

Sir John Peel knew all about it but there was not a word uttered, not even discreet polite words in Obs and Gynae publications. The law was flagrantly broken, girls and women were abused, their lives were endangered and babies disappeared over a period of many years, yet no-one spoke about it in any context.

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Peel’s predecessor as Royal Gynaecologist, Sir William Gilliatt who delivered Carlo, undertook his medical training at the Middlesex Hospital. After qualification in 1908, Gilliatt held house appointments at the Middlesex as house physician, house surgeon, obstetric house physician and, finally, obstetric registrar and tutor. He was also elected to the staff of King’s College Hospital in 1916, retiring as senior gynaecologist in 1946.

Gwynne the lobotomist trained at the Middlesex and those associated with that institution protected him until the old bastard died in 1986. Gwynne was of the generation of Top Docs who followed Gilliatt and were trained by him and Gilliatt would undoubtedly have been most useful to Gwynne as he conducted a reign of terror across north Wales, forcing kids and young people into prostitution and lobotomising those who objected too loudly. Then there was the Aversion Therapy for gay men; while Gwynne and Dafydd facilitated an enormous gang that specialised in producing rent boys for the Westminster Paedophile Ring. As well as the victims of the gang kept in the dungeon at the North Wales Hospital Denbigh; the murders of patients and concealing of the bodies; the disappearance of the babies of the female patients who had been raped or had their much wanted babies abducted…

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Gilliatt was gynaecologist to the Royal Household for more than 20 years and as well as delivering Carlo and the Princess Snap, he attended the Duchess of Kent at the births of her three children. Gilliatt was elected President of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, 1946-49 and President of the Royal Society of Medicine, 1954-56. He died suddenly on 27 September 1956 as a result of a car accident in Chertsey.

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Gilliatt married anaesthetist Dr Anne Louise Kann, by whom he had a daughter, a former Secretary to Sir Winston Churchill and a son, Roger. Roger Gilliatt became a well-known neurologist/neurosurgeon. Lobotomies come under the umbrella of neurosurgery, although neurosurgeons these days try to play them down, it’s all become a little embarrassing.

Roger Gilliatt was foundation Professor of Neurology at London University and Chairman of the Department at National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery at Queen’s Square, but relocated to the US in 1987 and held a senior role at the National Institute of Health. He died in Aug 1991 from pancreatic cancer at his home in Washington DC. Roger Gilliatt was educated at Rugby and Magdalen College, Oxford. He undertook his clinical training at the Middlesex and was just a few years younger than Gwynne the lobotomist. Gilliatt was resident physician at the National Hospital, Queen Square and consultant neurologist at the Middlesex. In 1962 he was appointed to the Chair of Clinical Neurology at Queen’s Square. Roger Gilliatt was an Honorary Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology and the American Association of Electrodiagnostic Medicine.

Gilliatt’s obituary in the journal ‘Muscle & Nerve’ described him as ‘a powerful leader whose well-conceived policies have resulted in the pre-eminent international position of the Institute of Neurology at Queen Square today’. That pre-eminent position has been achieved by the active concealing of scandal after scandal, involving Top Docs who ran a paedophile gang and unlawfully imprisoned and lobotomised the victims, those Top Docs displaying a great deal of Muscle & Nerve. Gilliatt emigrated to the US just months after Ollie Brooke was jailed and Gwynne pegged out and while Brown and I were contacting the GMC, Gov’t Ministers and MIND regarding the serious criminality of Gwynne and his colleagues.

 

Professor Roger Gilliatt’s close friend and colleague at Queen Square was a neurologist who specialised in MS, Professor Ian McDonald. William Ian McDonald, born in New Zealand in 1933, was: Lecturer in Medicine at the University of Otago 1962-65; Research Fellow, Harvard University, 1965-66; Consultant Neurologist, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, London, 1966-98; Professor of Neurology, Institute of Neurology, London University, 1974-98; Editor, ‘Brain’ 1991-97; President, European Neurological Society 1994-95; President, Association of British Neurologists, 1994-95; Harveian Librarian, Royal College of Physicians of London, 1996-2004.

Ian McDonald’s 2006 obituary in the Indie told us that:

Ian McDonald was an ambassador for all that is valued most in British neurology…He taught a generation of students at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (“Queen Square”) in London….McDonald was the quintessential “safe pair of hands” on any professional, academic or social occasion, and he revelled in them all….a young New Zealander arriving in the UK in 1963, the National Hospital was an inspiring yet intimidating place to work….In the 1960s, with Professor Tom Sears, McDonald characterised the physiology and morphology of demyelination and remyelination in the central nervous system….In the 1970s, with Dr Martin Halliday, he pioneered laboratory methods for supplementing the clinical diagnosis of multiple sclerosis…In the 1980s, McDonald realised that magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy could be used to illuminate the nature of inflammatory brain disease. Professor Alan Davison had suggested that, as a senior investigator who had never held a grant from the Multiple Sclerosis Society, Ian McDonald would be the ideal person to develop a research unit funded by the society. Resources were quickly mobilised by John Walford, general secretary of the society. The chairman, Dr Reginald Kelly, was worried that the unit would not be dedicated to multiple sclerosis research, and felt vindicated when the first paper was a letter to The Lancet on stroke. But the programme was nurtured through its infancy to a state of lasting success…

Ian McDonald trained in clinical and experimental neurology at the University of New Zealand, where he was taught, at Otago, by Professor Archie Macintyre and Dr Keith McLeod. In London, he became close to Sir Charles Symonds, then in retirement, saw something of Sir Francis Walshe, and was influenced, amongst others, by Dr Denis Brinton, Dr Macdonald Critchley and Dr M.J. (Sean) McArdle. At that time, the brightest neurologists training at Queen Square went to Dr Derek Denny Brown, another New Zealander who had worked in England from 1925, initially with Sir Charles Sherrington, before moving to Boston in 1939….

…appointed as consultant neurologist to the National Hospital, Queen Square, in 1966, and to Moorfields Eye Hospital on his return from Boston in 1969, McDonald held a personal professorship at London University from 1974 to 1995…Many expected the established professorship of neurology at the Institute of Neurology to transfer “down the corridor” to McDonald on Gilliatt’s retirement in 1987, but not until 1995 – and after the deaths of Gilliatt’s two immediate successors, Professors David Marsden and Anita Harding – was McDonald appointed, and then for only a short period before his own retirement. Although the interests of the institute may have been well served by this sequence, the perceived delay in recognising his suitability as chairman hurt, for a while; and whereas his friends were also surprised at the lack of public recognition for his contributions in the form of a civil honour, and other indicators of professional achievement in the sciences, these omissions…became matters of lofty indifference to McDonald…

 McDonald…edited Brain from 1991 to 1997…achieving substantial financial security in the process…thereby allowing the Guarantors subsequently to distribute significant resources annually in support of education for young people working in the neurosciences. In retirement, McDonald served as Harveian Librarian at the Royal College of Physicians of London…Throughout his life, Ian McDonald set aside time to engage with the arts, and his wide circle of friends included many individuals professionally active in music, dance, the visual arts, literature and history. These friendships outside medicine cultivated by McDonald and his partner, Stanley Hamilton, were important. Several revolved around the Garrick, membership of which he cherished.
The Garrick is favoured by lawyers, judges and people from the theatre. Three dedicated members of the Garrick who all played a substantial and direct role in concealing the criminality of Dafydd’s gang and the Westminster Paedophile Ring were Sir Ronnie Waterhouse, Sir Robin Day and Sir William Mars-Jones. See previous posts.

He was particularly pleased to be elected Foreign Member of the Venetian Institute of Science, Arts and Letters; and the connection with Venice was evident in the enthusiastic review he wrote of the most recent case of Commissario Brunetti (Through a Glass Darkly) by a thriller writer he much admired, Donna Leon, in the Times Literary Supplement. But his greatest passion was music. Taught piano by Ernest Empson in New Zealand and by Gigi Wild in London…Therefore, it was poignant that a small stroke in 2004 removed, for a while, his ability to understand music, read a score and play the piano….Ian McDonald’s lasting contribution is to have illuminated the clinical science of multiple sclerosis. For nearly half a century, people with that difficult disease had no better a professional friend.

In north Wales there have been complaints for many years that there was no ‘service’ for patients with MS. I know of one patient in Gwynedd, a health professional himself, who returned to his GP repeatedly after identifying a number of neurological symptoms who was referred to different consultants but not a neurologist. Suspecting that he might have a brain tumour in the end, after several years of this, he simply demanded to be referred to a neurologist. It was found that he had MS and had had it for a number of years. Another Gwynedd patient was told that she had MS, was left high and dry and some years later found that she didn’t have MS after all.

Professor David Marsden, who succeeded Roger Gilliatt because Queen’s Square preferred him to Ian McDonald, was a consultant neurosurgeon who was a big wig in the MDU. Marsden is another one of those Top Doctors about whom legends were created on the basis of no evidence. We are told that ‘Whether or not he really danced the samba with Dolly Parton in Rio only four hours before his keynote morning lecture on basal ganglia disease is unimportant’ – so he didn’t then –  ‘the fact is that David Marsden’s colleagues believed that it was well within the limits of possibility. He had the physical stamina and the intellectual prowess to do both brilliantly’. Marsden ‘attracted some of the best young neurologists from around the world… if they ever remembered anything after late-night drinks in the Phoenix & Firkin at Denmark Hill…’

Such material is used to create heroes out of dodgy Top Docs, yet identical material is used to discredit any patients who might need a bucket of slurry thrown over them…

Marsden ‘was blessed with a voice and demeanour that gave him instant advantage in committee work’ – so he intimidated everyone else. ‘He established a new research unit…funded directly by the MRC and was instrumental in helping to establish the Functional Imaging Laboratory in Queen Square.’ This translates as ‘by hook or by crook he extracted the dosh for a machine that goes ping’. So that was why David Marsden was preferred by Queen’s Square over McDonald…

Marsden’s successor – Ian McDonald was passed over once more – Anita Harding was a neurologist who died of colorectal cancer when she was just 42 – but the NHS is the best in the world! – which was dreadfully sad. But the victims of Dafydd et al were usually dead by the time that they were 30 and often much younger. They never had a go at being a neurologist on a healthy salary with a fulfilling life – they had been battered, raped, locked up and were abused all over again if they complained and they often hung themselves in Risley Remand Centre, where they had been detained after having been framed by their assailants. Marsden was one of many who could have stopped that happening to quite so many people – he didn’t.

See post ‘Gwlad y Menig Gwynion’ for further details re David Marsden and his appalling peers who held office with the MDU.

 

The neurologist Oliver Sacks of ‘the Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat’ and ‘Awakenings’ fame’ and who, like Roger Gilliatt, emigrated to the US, published an article in BMJ online with regard to ‘remembering’ his clinical teachers which contained the following:

After physiology finals at Oxford, I went on to begin my clinical training at the Middlesex Hospital. The Radcliffe Infirmary could accommodate only a dozen or so medical students, and it was felt that one could see a wider range of patients in a London hospital. The Middlesex Hospital…in central London, equidistant from Oxford Circus, Regent’s Park and Soho…My older brother, David, had been a medical student at Barts; my eldest brother, Marcus, at the Middlesex…I qualified in 1958, did a 6-month house job on the medical unit at the Middlesex, and then another 6 months on the neurological unit, where my chiefs were Drs Michael Kremer and Roger Gilliatt…Gilliatt was much more forbidding: sharp, impatient, edgy, irritable, with – it sometimes seemed to me – a sort of suppressed fury…

Oliver Sacks knew about Dafydd and the gang and one of Oliver’s close friends, Dr Jonathan Miller, was involved in concealing their criminality. See previous posts. Sacks was Professor of Neurology at Yeshiva University’ Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 1966-2007 and also held an appointment at the New York University School of Medicine, 1992-2007.

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

In July 2007, Sacks joined the faculty of Columbia University Medical Center, as a Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry. At the same time, he was appointed Columbia University’s first “Columbia University Artist” at the university’s Morningside Heights campus, recognising the role of his work in bridging the arts and sciences. Sacks was also a visiting Professor at the University of Warwick in the UK. He returned to New York University of Medicine in 2012, serving as a Professor of Neurology.

 

These neurologists will all have known the daddy of neurologists in the UK, the Bastard of Newcastle-upon-Tyne who spent years providing 100% protection for Dafydd et al and was also facilitating the ring in the north east of England which supplied Dafydd’s gang with staff and children: Lord John Walton. Walton served as President of the BMA, 1980-82; President of the GMC, 1982-89; Warden of Green College, Oxford, 1983-89; and President of the Royal Society of Medicine, 1984-86. Walton was knighted in 1979, the year that Mary Wynch was unlawfully arrested and imprisoned by Dafydd and bagged his peerage in 1989, the year in which Dafydd’s mates Professors Robert Owen and Bluglass orchestrated a huge cover-up into my complaints about the gang. See post ‘Enter Professor Robert Bluglass CBE’. Walton was President of the GMC while the GMC refused to act upon complaint after complaint about Dafydd regarding patient deaths, unlawful imprisonment and indecent and improper behaviour. While Walton was in the hot seat, in one month alone there were five complaints about Dafydd. I suspect that Walton was appointed President of the BMA and GMC at that time because there were so many complaints about Dafydd and who knows what would have happened if John Walton had not been there to intimidate everyone into silence. Thatcher had become PM and Peter Morrison her Minister was enjoying Dafydd’s services, the last thing that anyone needed was an honest Doc at the top. Then Walton was needed in the Lords…

For more info on the long and shameful career of John Walton, his numerous public roles and the Pies in which he had fingers, see post ‘Little Things Hitting Each Other’.

Walton knew exactly what was going on and that witnesses were being killed:

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In a House of Lords debate in 2015. Still alive and kicking the victims of serious organised crime even during Operation Pallial and the Macur Review…

 

 

Geoffrey Chamberlain followed in the steps of the giants Peel and Oinker when he was appointed President of the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, but Chamberlain was forced to resign his Presidency in Dec 1994 when the unfortunate business of the research fraud perpetrated by Chamberlain and his colleague Malcolm Pearce resulted in Pearce being sacked from St George’s. See post ‘I Don’t Believe It!’. At the same time Chamberlain was obliged to resign from his Chair and his Editorship of the British Journal of Obs and Gynae, which had published the paper by Pearce and Chamberlain describing their research fraud. Although Chamberlain’s name was on the paper in question, Chamberlain gave evidence against Malcolm at the subsequent 1995 GMC hearing, swore blind that he had not known about the fraud and that this whole messy business was simply a result of a ‘gift authorship’, Chamberlain’s name only appearing on the paper because he was Head of Dept.

Whilst gift authorship was common and some people’s names did appear on papers although they had not carried out the work themselves, the article which resulted in Pearce being sacked and struck off claimed that a near-miraculous operation had been carried out at St George’s by Pearce – the successful transfer of an embryo of an ectopic pregnancy from the fallopian tube to the uterine cavity. Chamberlain was extroverted and media friendly, if such a feat had been performed at St George’s, he would have demanded to meet the mother and the baby for media and PR purposes. Chamberlain wouldn’t have just merely rubber-stamped Malcolm’s paper, he’d have wanted a peerage out of that. Where were the mother and baby? Where were the theatre team who had assisted in the operation? Chamberlain must have known that no such operation had taken place when that paper was written, but Chamberlain threw Pearce to the wolves to save his own skin. Which, with Chamberlain’s celebrity friendships and him also being mates with Top Doc to the Royalty Oinker, he was able to do.

Despite the tainting of his reputation, in 2000 Chamberlain was offered sanctuary by Swansea University – an institution heavily influenced by Rhodri Morgan and Edwina Hart – where he published an internationally acclaimed textbook, From Witchcraft to Wisdom, whilst teaching history of medicine as an Apothecaries’ lecturer (see post ‘They Are MYRIAD, They Are Legion’). According to Chamberlain’s wiki entry, he relocated from London to Wales. Just in time for the publication/immediate aftermath of the Waterhouse Report then, which covered up the paedophile ring that Chamberlain and his colleagues had been colluding with and concealing for years.

Chamberlain had a Harley Street practice (or to be accurate, a Wimpole Street practice) as well as his NHS work and he was well-known to many high profile Top Docs. He was mates with both Lord Robert Winston and Wendy Savage, who have carefully cultivated reputations as not being as disgusting as other Top Docs, what with them being supporters of the Labour Party and the NHS and all that. Er – OK.

After being struck off in June 1995, Malcolm Pearce was subsequently employed as a medical negligence expert. This employment wasn’t mentioned in any media outlets for a very long time, but Malcolm and his history were so well-known that many people will have realised who the negligence expert proffering advice was. I believe that despite knives going into people’s backs all over the place at St George’s, a safety net would have to have been provided for Pearce because of the knowledge that he had regarding the very great wrongdoing of many of his colleagues.

Had I wanted to have publish anything about Dafydd and the gang or the excesses at St George’s, any opportunities for doing that were wrecked by Malcolm being struck off – he had been my last mentor and academic supervisor and was now disgraced. At the same time, all those paedophiles’ friends in north Wales had reinvented themselves as historians of medicine and had published a great deal of romantic, rose-tinted, frankly untruthful ‘histories of psychiatry in north Wales’, which were accompanied by Dafydd and other paedophiles’ friends appearing in the media remembering the happy experiences and excellent care provided by the North Wales Hospital Denbigh.

While doing this, the gang declared war on Graham Day, a senior sociologist at Bangor University who was not Of Them and ‘The Guardian’ assisted by publishing lies about Graham being a racist. Nerys, the sociologist who subsequently married Merfyn Jones, who later became VC of Bangor University, was caught in the crossfire and Merfyn and Nerys remained forever unforgiven. See post ‘Badlands’. The gang went after Nerys again years later. Nerys died while in the care of Dafydd’s colleagues at the Walton Centre and that was followed up by a co-ordinated campaign to remove Merfyn as VC and then from public life altogether, with which No 10 under Miranda, Gordon and then Cameron was involved. See previous posts eg. ‘Lest We Forget’ and ‘The Point Is To Change It’.

 

What if Chamberlain and Pearce had not been caught and exposed in 1994? They’d have became world famous, gone down in medical history and no-one would ever have believed a word that I had said about them and their colleagues.

Let us look further at the events which surrounded Pearce’s disgrace.

Pearce and Chamberlain published their pack of lies in the British Journal of Obs and Gynae in Aug 1994. Chamberlain was Editor-in-Chief of the journal. An unidentified whistleblower raised concerns about the veracity of the published research and the Principal of St George’s, Professor Sir William Assher, conducted an investigation.

Asscher had spent his career as a Top Doctor in Cardiff before relocating to St George’s in 1988 (see post ‘The White Heat Of This Revolution’). During his time in south Wales, Asscher had concealed much wrongdoing, including that of Dafydd, the paedophiles and George Thomas. Asscher relocated to St George’s in the wake of the imprisonment of Professor Oliver Brooke for the possession of child porn. Brooke’s office had been just down the corridor from Chamberlain’s and the two of them were friends. Brooke, the key figure in a pan-European child sex ring, which was linked to Dafydd’s gang.

Immediately after Asscher finished his investigation into Pearce and Chamberlain, his findings were reported to the St George’s NHS Healthcare Trust Board. On Fri 23 Dec 1994, the Trust put out a statement saying that Malcolm had been sacked with immediate effect after a disciplinary hearing which had been held on Thurs 22 Dec 1994. Journalists were unable to get hold of Malcolm, which was unsurprising, because he had been banished immediately before the Christmas break. Chamberlain had got in early and at the beginning of Dec 1994 had resigned as President of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. He also resigned as Editor of the journal which had published the paper with him as second author describing a research fraud of which he knew nuzzing.

As an NHS consultant who had been sacked, Pearce had the right to appeal to the Health Secretary, which at the time was Virginia Bottomley. Whether he did or not I don’t know, but Virginia, a former psychiatric social worker, had her hands full at the time with orchestrating the cunning plan that involved not putting Dafydd out to grass and not closing down the North Wales Hospital, although in the summer of 1995 the general public were told that both of these things had happened. See post ‘The Evolution Of A Drugs Baron?’.

Let me remind readers of events in north Wales whilst the Pearce-Chamberlain scandal blew up.

On 9 June 1994, Matt Arnold, the Head of Bryn Estyn, died of ‘an unspecified blood disease’. In 13 June 1994, the trial of Peter Howarth – Arnold’s colleague and friend of thirty years – for multiple sexual assaults on boys at Bryn Estyn opened at Chester Crown Court. Paul Wilson went on trial with Howarth charged with sexual abuse of the boys. On 8 July 1994, Howarth was found guilty and sentenced to 10 years imprisonment. Wilson was acquitted on all charges but on 28 Nov 1994, Wilson pleaded guilty to three counts of physical assault. Howarth always maintained that he had carried the can for other high profile abusers who were protected. Howarth ‘died from a heart attack’ in HMP Wakefield in April 1997. Four months after the Waterhouse Inquiry had opened, but while Ronnie Waterhouse had suddenly taken a holiday in Hong Kong, during which he met up and dined with Derry Irvine, who had also popped over to Hong Kong.

In the early summer of 1994, I and Patient F met with two members of the Mental Health Act Commission and told them that Dafydd was sexually exploiting patients and that serious complaints were not being investigated. We were accompanied by a nursing officer, Jeff Crowther. During the meeting, one of the Commissioners admitted that he had heard such complaints about Dafydd many times before. After they met us, Jeff told F and I that the other Commissioner had told Jeff that she had been a visitor/inspector to the North Wales Hospital in the 1960s ‘and it was exactly the same story then’.

My documents show that throughout the summer of 1994, Joyce Kaye of the Mental Health Act Commission wrote to the managers of the Gwynedd Community Health Trust a number of times asking for their response to the complaint that F and I had made. Their letters were ignored for weeks and then the Trust sent them a copy of a ‘care plan’ for me. How that was relevant I cannot understand. Our complaint was never addressed.

However, the Trust was busy. From the time that we met the Commissioners, letters circulated between the senior managers of the Hergest Unit, Dafydd and Tony Francis and the Trust’s lawyers discussing the serious danger that I presented to Dafydd and the necessity of protecting him from me. Discussions about transferring me to a forensic team and a secure unit were had. Dafydd then told the staff and managers of the Trust that I had thrown a brick through the glass door of his house at 3 o’ clock in the morning. I hadn’t and there was no evidence that I had. Yet the police met with Dafydd several times without me even being told that I stood accused of this and it was documented that I had indeed committed this crime. Dafydd contacted the MDU and the MDU documented that I had thrown the brick. On 3 Nov 1994 Dafydd obtained an ex parte injunction against me from Liverpool High Court. There was nothing in the injunction which related to me, it all referred to Patient F – but even then there were no details of any even moderately serious offences –  except for the allegation that I had thrown the brick through Dafydd’s door. By the time that Dafydd swore that affidavit, an Angel at Hergest had finally told me that I was being accused of throwing the brick and I told her that I hadn’t done it and I couldn’t have anyway because I had no car at the time that the brick was thrown. Dafydd’s house is inaccessible by public transport. Dafydd was told by the Angel that I could not have thrown the brick. Nonetheless, my crime was detailed on the affidavit which was presented to the High Court. The MDU did not ask Dafydd to produce any evidence for any of his allegations. The allegations were presented in court as uncontested matters of fact.

When the injunction was served on me the contents of the affidavit were so ludicrous that I let other patients read it, one of whom was a former lecturer from Bangor University, Dave Nunn, who told a number of other people what he had read. Tony Francis tried to have Dave sectioned on the morning that he had read the affidavit and Dave related the contents of the affidavit to the ‘independent psychiatrists’ from another hospital who were assessing him. Dave was not sectioned but he disappeared from north Wales shortly after this and none of us ever saw or heard of him again.

I have now been told that no-one threw a brick through Dafydd’s door, the brick was planted.

For further details of this idiocy, see eg. posts ‘These Sharks Are Crap As Well’, ‘Dirty Rotten Scoundrels’ and ‘Now Then…’.

Some dates for your diary:

On 12 May 1994, John Smith, the leader of the Opposition, died at Bart’s after the Top Docs ‘could not revive him’ following a heart-attack. Dafydd’s mate and protector Professor Linford Rees ruled the roost at Bart’s (see post ‘A Galaxy Of Talent’). Dafydd had a few other pals at Bart’s as well and Bart’s had facilitated organised abuse for years, at least since the surgeon Reginald Vick, the father of Dafydd’s mate Lady Juliet Bingley, had worked there in the 1950s and 60s. See post ‘The Wind Of No Change’.

Bart’s also concealed Graham Chapman’s abuse of boys, although Chapman had left medicine soon after qualifying and gone into comedy full time. In the late 1980s before he died, Chapman became friendly with someone in Somerset who knew what was happening to me at the hands of Dafydd et al, who became inexplicably very wealthy in the following years and also found himself being befriended by the degenerate offspring of the rich n famous with links to the Tory Party. See post ‘Upper Class Twit Of The Year – Shooting Themselves’. The family of this man formerly had close links to Tom King, the lacklustre MP for Bridgwater who inexplicably rocketed up through the Tory Party after I encountered Dafydd’s gang. King was Secretary of State for Employment, 1983-85, while Sir Peter Morrison was a Minister in that Dept. King served as Secretary of State for N Ireland, 1985-89, when Thatch needed a safe pair of hands re the Kincora Boys’ Home scandal, which was linked to Dafydd et al. In 1989, King was appointed Secretary of State for Defence, a post he retained until 1992, when he was off to the Lords, days after the firebomb in Brighton killed five witnesses to the North Wales Child Abuse Scandal (see post ‘The Silence Of The Welsh Lambs’).

When King was inexplicably promoted repeatedly despite being rather hopeless, the UK press used to wonder why he was being favoured by Thatch. Had the UK press not been ignoring what was happening to us in north Wales and all the documents which I now have been witheld from me, I could have told them. But weren’t ‘The Guardian’ prioritising an attack on Graham Day anyway? Oooh, I forgot. They all knew what was happening to me, it’s just that I didn’t realise it at the time…

Would Lord King and Lady Jane of the One Sausage Roll To Last All Evening like to make a statement?

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On 21 July 1994 Miranda became leader of the Opposition. The Pretty Straight Kind Of Guy who is married to a lawyer who was mates with and indeed mentor to so many of those ‘radical lawyers’ who ignored the plight of kids in care and psych patients who were being so seriously abused. In 1993 I wrote to Michael Mansfield about what was happening to me in north Wales at the hands of Gwynedd Social Services. Mansfield sent me a one line reply. Tony and Cherie know many ‘radical’ lawyers and personal injury specialists – who undoubtedly know folk who worked for the MDU and/or Hempsons, who were acting for Top Doctors against me although they knew that perjury was being committed by their clients. Cherie’s colleague and friend Michael Beloff QC was the son of Lord Max Beloff, who was a buddy of Ioan Bowen Rees, the Chief Exec of Gwynedd County Council.

Michael Mansfield lived in Wandsworth, just down the road from St George’s. Many St George’s staff lived in Wandsworth, including David Hole, the corrupt MSF rep who worked for Chamberlain. Chamberlain lived in Wimbledon, as did the crooked barrister George Carman QC, who knew about Dafydd and the paedophiles as well as Jimmy Savile. Cherie was a member of the same Chambers as Carman until 1988 and Miranda had previously been Carman’s pupil. Cherie and Miranda had also both worked for Derry Irvine on a city fraud case with Ronnie Waterhouse when they were junior barristers.

 

The only ‘response’ from the Gwynedd Community Health Trust to the MHAC re my complaints was made on 1 Sept 1994, when Alun Davies wrote to Joyce Kaye giving details of my ‘care’ and told Mrs Kaye that Rob Evans – the Assistant Director of Gwynedd Social Services – would meet with me.

Rob Evans had graduated in Social Sciences from Leicester University and obtained his CQSW in 1976. Whilst Evans was in Leicester, the paedophile gang involving Frank Beck and Greville Janner was concealed by a number of people at Leicester University (see post ‘Radical Leicester And Some Other Free Radicals’). In 1992 Rob Evans was appointed Assistant Director of Gwynedd Social Services (Mental Health).

I was told that my meeting with Rob Evans was to discuss the constant aggro between social worker Jackie Brandt, Keith Fearns, Brandt’s line manager and the leader of the Arfon Community Mental Health Team and me. However Rob didn’t discuss that. Instead Rob gave me a tutorial on ‘changing social work practice’. He explained that what was once acceptable is not any more. As an example, Rob Evans explained that when he used to take children into care, he would take their shoes away because if he didn’t they would run off. (People who had been in care in north Wales explained when they were adults that they had tried to run away from the beatings and the buggery but social workers took their shoes away so they couldn’t escape.) Rob told me that he knew some people in north Wales hated him but he didn’t care because he knew that he had done the right thing by taking their kids into care because they didn’t know how to look after them. I spent a long while wondering whether Rob Evans was just stupid, but I have come to the conclusion that he is pure bloody evil.

I last saw Rob Evans just before I left Bangor, in Tesco no less. When he saw me he told me that if I ‘arrassed him he’d call the police.

Rob Evans made a record of his meeting with me and what happened afterwards. After meeting me, Evans held a meeting with Keith Fearns and asked Fearns what he wanted him (Evans) to do with me. Fearns replied ‘lock her up’. Evans documented that he told Fearns that wasn’t possible. Fearns repeated ‘lock her up’. Evans recorded that there was no solution to this situation and because he was being transferred to a new role the following day the matter would no longer be his responsibility.

Before Rob Evans was appointed as Gwynedd Social Services senior manager for mental health, he was Gwynedd Social Services senior manager for child protection. While the kids in care were abused by the gang. See post ‘I Know Nuzzing…’.

 

A High Court injunction against me wasn’t enough for Dafydd. He also demanded that an alarm system be installed in the Hergest Unit because of the danger that I represented to him. On 1 Nov 1994 Alun Davies wrote a letter to the CEO of Gwynedd Community Heath Trust John Mullen regarding the alarm system as required by Dafydd. Alun Davies estimated the cost at £25k and told Mullen in his letter that he wanted to discuss the funding with Mullen.

Meanwhile, I had made representation to the Trust about the gossip, speculation and mad fantasy in Dafydd’s injunction and his breach of confidence. Dafydd had provided clinical details of a matter involving me many years previously which had no relevance to the injunction or to any of Dafydd’s claims re the danger that I presented to him. I remembered how many times people had told me that they wouldn’t complain about Dafydd ‘because he knows things about me and he’ll tell people’. I knew enough to know that Dafydd was not on sound ground including some of the comments that he had in his affidavit. So I wrote to the NHS authorities in north Wales making it clear that Dafydd had now done what he was constantly alleged to do in the face of challenge – he had breached confidence and this time in the High Court in Liverpool.

On 11 Nov 1994 John Mullen wrote to the Medical Director of Gwynedd Community Health Trust, Jeremy Corson, asking him to investigate my complaint re Dafydd and the breach of confidence. I was told constant lies over the following few months and my complaint was never investigated or resolved. Then, in Jan 1995, came Tony Francis’s referral of me to a forensic psychiatrist on the grounds of my extreme dangerousness and the necessity of banging me up. And a repeat referral when the forensic psychiatrist in question refused to declare me dangerous. Please see post ‘The Banality Of Evil’ for details.

 

So unbeknown to me, whilst repeated attempts were made to have me declared dangerous and incarcerated on the basis of absolutely no evidence at all, Malcolm Pearce had quietly come out of purdah and begun working as a medico-legal expert. Chamberlain had remained a clean skin and no-one breathed a word about the experiments on and killing of babies that Chamberlain had undertaken at the George Washington Hospital in the mid-1960s. I wonder why no-one mentioned that during any of the many scandals at St George’s after I had been forced out? The only person who would have found themselves under fire if they had published anything about healthcare after the Pearce-Chamberlain Scandal would have been me. The paedophiles’ friends would have reminded everyone that I had been the research assistant of that dreadful man who had faked research and been struck off.

I wonder if a few other people as well as Dafydd might have been worried about what I might write? A man who had carried out medical experiments on live babies perhaps? Or a Secretary of State for Health who used to work as a psychiatric social worker and was actively colluding with the most serious crime (see previous posts for further details of Ginny’s many interests)…

The Baroness Bottomley of Nettlestone
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A full police investigation into the possibility of a paedophile ring in north Wales had been undertaken and closed in 1993. Just before those we know and love went into battle against me, at it would seem a most convenient time for some truly terrible Top Docs in London of whom I had knowledge as well…

Although the police had found no evidence at all of a paedophile ring in north Wales and Cheshire, a number of ‘care’ staff and teachers went to prison for abusing the children in their care. The month before Tony Francis wrote to Dr Chris Jones asking for a ‘forensic opinion’ on me, senior police officer Gordon Anglesea won damages for libel of almost £400k from ‘Private Eye’ and others after they had named Anglesea as being someone who had abused kids in care in north Wales (see posts ‘Y Gwir Yn Erbyn Y Byd’ and ‘Y Gwir Yn Erbyn Y Byd – A Few Additional Comments’). Two months later, Mark Humphreys, one of the men who had named Anglesea as his abuser when he was younger, was found hanging in the stairwell of the block of flats in which he lived in Wrexham.

In 2016 Gordon Anglesea was imprisoned for historical sex offences against children in care in north Wales.

On 9 Feb 1995 John Allen, the owner and manager of the Bryn Alyn Community, was convicted of indecent assault against six former residents and received six years imprisonment. John Allen is currently serving yet another prison sentence – his third – for the abuse of kids in care…

On 27 Feb 1995 Hefin Davies, the Chairman of Gwynedd Community Health Trust, wrote to the Trust’s lawyer Tony Lane asking if there was any more that they could do to have me prosecuted.

For details of the well-planned co-ordinated attempt during 1997-98 on the part of the north Wales mental health services to have me banged up, please see post ‘A Solicitor’s Letter From North East Wales MIND’…

 

As a bonus for readers of this blog, here’s some extracts from the reminiscences of an anonymous Top Doc who was the junior colleague of Michael Brudenell, who helped Sir John Peel deliver Princes Andrew and Edward as well as Ma’am Darling’s children:

Michael Brudenell died on 30 March 2015 just two weeks prior to his 90th birthday. He was a traditional Obstetrician and Gynaecologist caring for all aspects of women’s health with a passion rarely seen nowadays. He qualified in medicine at King’s College London in 1949 where he undertook his house jobs, starting his career in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Queen Charlotte’s Hospital the following year. He spent most of his National Service as an Obstetrician in military hospitals in Germany returning to King’s in 1953 to carry out research on endometrial pathology and cervical cytology.

After obtaining both his membership of the RCOG and his fellowship of RCS he completed his time as a registrar and senior registrar at King’s before being appointed as a consultant to St Luke’s Hospital and the Royal Infirmary in Bradford in 1961. There he was one of just three consultants serving a population of a quarter of a million. However after only three years he was invited to apply for a consultancy at King’s College Hospital where he remained until he retired from clinical practice in 1990. In his retirement speech he commented that when he entered medical school a banner at the main entrance of the hospital read “this hospital is £2,000 000 in debt” – some things never change!

His career was significantly influenced by Sir John Peel and Sir Stanley Clayton both of whom were past Presidents of the RCOG. As a trainee and then colleague to Sir John Peel he assisted in the deliveries of both Prince Andrew and Prince Edward as well as Princess Margaret’s two children. During his time at King’s he took a major interest in diabetes in pregnancy undertaking research and lecturing widely on the subject. In collaboration with his physician colleagues the perinatal mortality in diabetic women at King’s was reduced to near non diabetic levels.

Throughout his working life Mike had strong links with the RCOG. He was a London Members representative and subsequently a London Fellows representative on Council with a period of time on the Finance and Executive Committee. He was the Fellows Representative on the Wellbeing Council and Investment Advisory Panel. In addition he was Chairman of many committees including the BJOG Management Committee, Scientific Advisory Committee and Logic Working Party. From 1978-1984 he was Honorary Treasurer. His only regret was that having stood for election on two occasions he failed to become President. During his time as Treasurer of Birthright he persuaded Philip Harris, later Lord Harris, to fund research into Obstetrics and Gynaecology and this established the first Harris Birthright Department of Fetal Medicine in the country at King’s College Hospital. This was opened by Princess Diana in 1984 and is now one of the largest and most successful fetal medicine units in the world, run by Professor Kypros Nicolaides, seeing over 20 000 patients a year from the UK and overseas.

When I worked at St George’s, in 1990 I was told that one of the Profs at King’s who was involved with the fertility unit there and enjoyed a reputation as far away from the pompous old Top Doc in a stripy suit and bow tie as it was possible to get, was a bit too much because ‘he has sex with his children’. I don’t know how old the children in question were. The man in question was not Prof Nicolaides.

Mike loved sport particularly rugby and was President of the King’s Rugby Club for 20 years. He played tennis and had a court at the end of his garden – at 50 he could still beat his son, by 55 he had to regularly use his exercise bike to stay fit and by 60 he reluctantly admitted that he was regularly beaten. He was also a keen skier and continued to ski well into his 70’s but only in the United States where he said the snow was softer! Fortunately for him his very loyal wife Mollie shared in most of his activities both professional and sporting. She campaigned very hard for Birthright and later Wellbeing of Women and for many years worked actively for the League of Friends at King’s College Hospital. Devoted to his family he took great pride in the many achievements of his four sons and their offspring.

I had a very special relationship with Mike Brudenell. When I first went to King’s as a registrar in 1979 my mother asked me who I was working for and I told her that one of my consultants was Michael Brudenell. She asked if it was “the Michael Brudenell who delivered the Queen’s children”. At the time I had no idea but I made enquiries and found out that it was. She was absolutely delighted and told me that he had delivered me by emergency caesarean section for fetal distress at Queen Charlotte’s Hospital in 1950. Initially I kept this information to myself until one day I decided that it would be useful to let him know that if he had been a little quicker I might have had an easier life. I don’t know whether this influenced him in his choice of a colleague but he appointed me as a consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at King’s College Hospital 34 years later.

As a junior doctor I found Mr Brudenell challenging to work for. He generated an element of fear and respect.

A la Doug and Dinsdale Piranha.

He favoured the male trainees, particularly those who played rugby but did not really understand female trainees of whom there were relatively few at that time.

Although he was a gynaecologist…

However, he was always fair and ensured that we were properly treated even if he did shout at us from time to time.

Doug and Dinsdale. Ooh yes he nailed my ear to the floor but I deserved it…

We all benefited from his teaching, guidance and support. And he in return was receptive to learning new skills. When I was his senior registrar he persuaded me to teach him how to do a colposuspension on one of his American private patients for whom his anterior repair had failed to cure her stress incontinence.

So what went wrong with the repair then?

Much to his delight and my relief, she reported that three months later she was able to play “soft ball” without leaking.

Unless she was in a very bad way, she’d probably have been better off keeping well away from him.

He looked after his “firm” and ensured that the ward sister gave us breakfast after the ward round before we started the out patients clinic.

From what I saw, it was these acts of ‘consideration’ – which were nearly always the work of someone else – between the ruthless bullying and intimidation, which enabled complete scumbags to sustain reputations as having hearts of gold beneath that gruff exterior. In the era which the Top Doc is remembering, the shifts for junior doctors were horrific; they had probably been on call for the previous 24 hours anyway as part of an 180 hour week and had Sister not supplied a bit of grub they’d have fainted from exhaustion and hunger.

His generosity, availability and hands-on approach made him popular with patients, nurses and midwives.

But not other Top Docs?? So why was that? Did they perhaps know rather more about him than the patients, nurses and midwives?

He was so enthusiastic about all aspects of hospital life. His passion for both King’s and the RCOG influenced many of us and he will be remembered fondly by all of those with whom he worked or played.

Because Brudenell delivered Royal babies, he ruled King’s and the RCOG and if anything about the malpractice and patient harm is remembered, including that Top Doc who had sex with his children, we’ll never work again. King’s also hosted a students and Top Docs club which was involved in a ring procuring sexual partners for those in the club. Then there was the scam in the 1980s at King’s in which students were marrying oversees citizens who wanted permission to remain in the UK for a handsome sum. My point here is not to remember those students with a ‘Shocking, ooh they’re animals’, it is to point to the unrelenting pomposity of that institution and what was actually happening there, while the class of people who ran and still run it make insulting noises about aggressive patients attacking Angels and drinking too much and being too fat and generally a bit too plebeian.

 

When David Steel presented his Private Member’s Bill in 1966, huge swathes of the medical establishment were still firmly opposed to abortion. Abortion was a cause favoured by younger people or radicals, but the medical establishment were not young and radical and neither were their mates in the legal establishment. Many of the leaders of those professions at the time had been born in the 19th century. They were signed up to moralising, hypocrisy and personal benefit from these things. So someone must have really twisted the arms of someone else to ensure that Sir John Peel Chaired that medical advisory committee that reported in favour of passing Steel’s Bill. The Gov’t of the day – Harold Wilson’s Gov’t – was backing Steel’s Bill. The Harold Wilson’s Gov’t who were frantically rearranging the furniture to ensure that the Westminster Paedophile Ring which was being facilitated by corrupt Top Docs, lawyers and senior figures in the welfare state remained concealed…

 

After the Abortion Act 1967 Top Doctors were – rightly in my opinion – allowed to refuse to undertake abortions on the grounds of a ‘conscience’ clause. If they did so, they did have to explain to their patient that although they could/would not help they would refer them to another Top Doc who would. This was widely flouted and even in the early 1990s I heard  a Top Doc discuss how uneducated women from Tower Hamlets were being told by Top Docs that the Doc ‘could be struck off’ for requesting an abortion for his patient. The Doc who talked about this in a public lecture at St George’s was Wendy Savage, the Labour Party supporting feminist Top Doc. Wendy knew what Dafydd et al were doing in north Wales and she said nothing at all. Wendy Savage was a member of the GMC when those complaints about Dafydd and co were not acted upon. The Labour Party of the late 1980s really, really loved Wendy Savage, she was a regular on ‘Question Time’ and other such programmes where she would be insulted by Lord Hailsham and the like.

You didn’t mention the War then Wendy!!! It would have finished Hailsham off, but there was your mate Chamberlain to think of, Chamberlain who famously could be heard bellowing around St George’s that ‘one cannot be a gentleman and a Tory…’ As well as all the other Top Docs and Labour Party supporters who decided that I and others could be sacrificed…

Here’s the Nice Guy of Politics, a Scottish lawyer, who knew exactly what was going on and used it to establish his reputation:

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Others Who Knew:


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Dame Babs, Who Fought For Wimmin:
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Battling Babs Knew How It Was For Wimmin In Politics. Which is why she always had her hair done:
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The Lord Ennals: Labour MP; Minister of the DHSS under Battling Babs; Secretary of State for the DHSS, 1976-79; Human Rights Campaigner Who Held Senior Roles In MIND During The 1970s and 80s…
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And here’s the wanker of a Windbag who so desperately wanted the Top Docs on his side:

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It’s Christmas and the BBC will no doubt be screening the children’s classic, ‘Oliver!’

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Remember 1984! Do They Know It’s Christmas? It Was Poptastic!

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Shadow Secretary of State for Health, 1983-87 and for Social Security, 1989-92. Was married to Molly, a former social worker who specialised in mental health and drug problems:

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His predecessor as Shadow Secretary of State for Health and Social Services, Mrs John Dunwoody:

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His successor as Shadow Secretary of State for Health and Social Services:

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Heart attack while out mountain walking wasn’t it Miranda??? 2005. The year that I received my PhD and began publishing, the year that the baying crowd began their pursuit of Merfyn in earnest…

 

One Top Doc who’s name isn’t mentioned as often as it should be on a police charge sheet is that of Deirde Hine. Deirdre was:

  • Principal Medical Officer, Welsh Office (1984)
  • Deputy Chief Medical Officer (1985)
  • Director, Breast Cancer Screening Service, Wales (1988)
  • Chief Medical Officer, Wales (1990-97)

Which puts Deidre at the scene of a great many crimes – eg. perjury, forgery, conspiracy, embezzlement – what with Health and Social Services having been the responsibility of the Welsh Office since the late 1960s. Deirdre was promoted to CMO for Wales from Deputy CMO in 1990; in 1989, the Welsh Office orchestrated Bluglass’s cover-up into my very serious complaint against Dafydd and the gang. Deirdre knows Carwen Howell, the pal of Lucille Hughes’s Lady Top Doctor friend; Carwen was a mandarin at the Welsh Office, responsible for pharmacy. Dafydd was flogging class A drugs with the collusion of corrupt mandarin Bing Spear of the Home Office Drugs Branch. Bing died in July 1995, four days apart from when the body of Peter Morrison was discovered. Bing was a great friend of Dr Ann Dally and her husband Dr Peter Dally. It was Bing who saved Ann’s bacon when she ended up suspended and under police investigation in the 1980s for flogging Class A drugs to the rich n famous. Ma’am Darling was a patient of Dr Peter Dally. Ann later wrote a book about her ordeal at the hands of the police and others and the book had a foreword written by Wendy Savage, another Woman Doctor Who Was Attacked By The Patriarchy (see post ‘Little Things Hitting Each Other’). Fortunately the Patriarchy at the GMC at the time was Presided over by Lord John Walton, so Ann was soon back on the Medical Register after a few guest appearances in the media.

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Dame Deirdre Joan Hine (née Curran; born 16 September 1937) is a Welsh Top Doctor ‘who in 1984 began her career as a public health physician in Wales’.

Hine was born to David Alban Curran and his wife, Noreen Mary (née Cliffe), and raised in Cardiff. I wonder if Deirdre is a relation of Desmond Curran, the daddy of the trafficking gang at St George’s?

Deirdre attended Heathfield House (Cardiff) and Charlton Park (Cheltenham) schools before qualifying at the Welsh National School of Medicine (now Cardiff University Medical School) in 1961. The Welsh National School of Medicine, as long ago as the 1950s, was colluding with the sex offending of George Thomas. The Top Docs in south Wales and George had a love-in for the entire latter half of the 20th century.

In 1963 Hine married Raymond Hine; they have two sons and five grandchildren. Hine worked at Cardiff’s Royal Infirmary, trained in public health medicine and became a specialist in community medicine in 1974. It was George Thomas who diverted huge quantities of money from the NHS budget for Wales to build the flagship University Hospital of Cardiff at the Heath in the early 1970s. The folk at the Welsh National School of Medicine were delighted but the rest of Wales was left with crumbling inadequate hospitals, many of which were former workhouses and the like. See post ‘The Great Stink’. Not that it mattered, the Top Docs at the Heath were the ones who were cooking the books, ticking the boxes and writing the reports maintaining that the whole of Wales had an ‘excellent’ NHS, although Dafydd had a load of victims of sex crime imprisoned in a dungeon in Denbigh. In return George Thomas et al had sex with children.

Deirdre knew Professor Sir William Asscher who was called from Cardiff to help out at Paedophilia HQ at St George’s in 1988 after that embarrassing business with Oliver Brooke; she knew Tony Francis, she knew Dafydd, she knew all of them. Deirdre’s career in community medicine began in 1974, when Dafydd’s gang prepared to receive hundreds of children in north Wales once Dr Death succeeded in getting the Leo Abse-inspired Children Act 1975 onto the statute books with his Private Member’s Bill.

Hine retired in 1997, the year that the Waterhouse Inquiry opened and was appointed a Dame in the same year “for services to medicine in Wales”. Deirde was appointed to the Audit Commission in 1998. Jeremy Colman joined the National Audit Office in 1993  and in 2005 was appointed Auditor General for Wales. In 2010 Colman resigned and was subsequently imprisoned after child porn was found on his office computer. See previous posts.

Huw Vaughan Thomas replaced Colman as Auditor General for Wales. Huw was Chief Exec of Gwynedd County Council throughout the years that kids in Gwynedd’s children’s homes were abused. Huw’s son was also employed by the Welsh Audit Commission. Huw has so many public appointments that I will simply refer readers to my post ‘I Know Nuzzing…’ where I have listed some of them. Huw is married to Enid Rowlands, who, among many other things, is Chair of the Solicitors’ Regulation Authority, served as a member of the GMC for eight years, was or is a Director of the North Wales Health Authority and was or is a Director of BUPA. Enid also has held so many public appointments that I invite readers to refer to previous posts.

Huw and Enid live in Colwyn Bay and Enid refused to relocate to south Wales when she was appointed Chair of ELWA, a ‘training and education’ quango. Within a few short years ELWA was so deeply in debt that over 100 staff were made redundant and several million had been given in grant funding to a business called Avanti who could not explain what they had done with the money. Enid refused to resign even though accounting procedures had not been followed and there was an undeclared conflict of interest in the appointment of Dr Peter Higson as interim CEO of ELWA, as both Enid and Higson were Directors of the North Wales Health Authority.

Higson is a clinical psychologist who worked at and then was manager of the North Wales Hospital Denbigh and then the manager of the regional mental health services in north Wales. After Enid refused to resign, ELWA was soon a smouldering ruin. Higson was appointed CEO of the newly created HIW (Health Inspectorate Wales) and when HIW was branded not fit for purpose some ten years later, Higson ‘retired’. Before retiring, Higson wrote a damning report regarding Merfyn Jones’s Chairmanship of the Betsi Board. A second damning report regarding Merfyn’s leadership of the Betsi was written by Huw Vaughan Thomas. Merfyn resigned. Peter Higson was appointed as the next Chair of the Betsi Board.

Merfyn: If you want to punish yourself by re-entering public life, drop me an e mail and I will arrange for huge quantities of child porn to be found among your possessions. I am sure that you will be inundated with offers of public appointments within days. Do you fancy being Chair of the Parole Board perhaps? Chief Exec of the NSPCC Wales? DG of the Prison Service? The world will be your oyster and furthermore you will not have the gwerin carping and grumbling, spreading poisonous rumours about you and planning to fit you up for a criminal offence like they did when you dared challenge their misconduct and criminality.

Peter Higson also picked up a seat on the Council at Bangor University. While Higson held that post, Higson’s sister Ruth Hussey, the Chief Medical Officer for Wales, was awarded an Honorary Fellowship by Bangor University. For further details of Peter and Ruth’s glittering careers see post ‘Topsy and Tim’.

 

Deirdre Hine was named as Chair of the Commission for Health Improvement in August 1999 and served as President of the Royal Society of Medicine, 2000-02. This explains a mystery of many years standing. In 2003, the Hergest Unit had one of the highest suicide rates in the UK, there were numerous complaints of staff assaulting patients, none of which were investigated and a number of patients, including me, had been prosecuted on the basis of the perjury of NHS staff. Patients were writing to MPs, to Gov’t Ministers and to the Secretary of State for Wales. There had been at least one patient death in the Hergest Unit itself. The Commission for Health Improvement carried out an inspection of the NW Wales NHS Trust’s mental health services at this time and I and at least two other patients met with the CHI and gave them first hand accounts of what had happened to us. I later found out that two Hergest Unit staff also spoke to the CHI and told them that the Unit and the community mental health service were so dangerous that patients had died as a result.

I and the other two patients who met with the CHI subsequently received a copy of the CHI’s Report. It praised the NW Wales NHS Trust’s mental health services in glowing terms. The CHI referred to the excellence, the caring staff and the ‘excellent joint working between the Community Mental Health Teams and the Hergest Unit’. Not only had there been complaints that the Arfon CMHT had threatened and assaulted patients, but the Hergest staff and the Arfon CMHT were at each others throats to such a degree that one Top Doctor from the Hergest Unit, Dr Devakumar, refused to even speak to, let alone work with, the Arfon CMHT. This made Devakumar popular among the Hergest staff and other CMHTs who all hated the Arfon Team as well, but Devakumar was mistreating patients himself.

I met with the other two patients who observed that the Report ‘was like reading about a completely different hospital’. Indeed it was, this wasn’t just a bit of skilful editing, it was an account of a mental health service that simply did not exist. We contacted the CHI and were told that no correspondence would be entered into. One of the patients who met with the CHI was later awarded an out of court settlement for the clinical negligence which she had sustained while in the ‘care’ of the NW Wales NHS Trust.

Brown quipped afterwards that the contents of the CHI Report probably reflected the quality of the dinner to which Alun Davies had treated the CHI the night before the inspection. I fear it was far worse than that now I’ve found out that Deirdre was Chair of the CHI at the time.

At the time of that CHI Report, the CEO of the NW Wales NHS Trust was Keith Thomson. In 1994, when Dafydd wrote to John Mullen, the CEO of the Gwynedd Community Health Trust and told him that he had ordered the MDU to raise a High Court injunction against me, Dafydd CC’d the letter to Keith Thomson. I don’t know what Thomson’s job title was at the time, but Keith Thomson eventually became the CEO of the North West Wales NHS Trust after Barry Shingles, yet another corrupt NHS manager in Gwynedd, who was expected to become CEO, killed himself.

Keith Thomson was a grade A nightmare, even by the standards of NHS managers in north Wales. He refused to investigate serious complaints and also refused to co-operate with external NHS investigations. He declared me and a number of other people to be ‘vexatious complainants’ and on those grounds refused to answer our correspondence. On Keith Thomson’s watch, north west Wales had the second highest suicide rate among women of any area in England and Wales. It was Thomson who was summoned before the High Court in Cardiff in 2005 and ordered to hand over all documentation relating to me or face imprisonment for contempt of court. Hours later Thomson resigned. An article subsequently appeared in the ‘Daily Post’ entitled ‘Ten Years At The Top For Keith’, waxing lyrical about Thomson’s glorious career and how he was now retiring. Thomson was then awarded an OBE. He didn’t retire. Dr Brian Gibbons, the Welsh Gov’t Health Minister who was one of those who refused to investigate my complaint and in the end even correspond with me, appointed Thomson as CEO of the Pembrokeshire and Derwen NHS Trust. Where there was havoc in the NHS…

I also took my complaint to the Gwynedd Community Health Council. The CEO repeatedly lied to me and then refused to investigate the complaint. The CEO was Glanville Owen. Who in the mid-1980s had been the Deputy Director of Gwynedd Social Services responsible for children’s homes…

Rhodri Morgan was FM when Welsh Gov’t Health Minister Dr Brian Gibbons – who was in the Socialist Health Association with John Dunwoody and Ed’s Uncle Harry – let Keith Thomson loose on the NHS in west Wales. There was a paedophile gang in operation in west Wales which had links to the one in north Wales. Ioan Bowen Rees, the Chief Exec of Gwynedd County Council who was in post whilst the paedophile gang in were busy on his turf, had previously been County Secretary of Dyfed County Council, whilst a paedophile gang were busy there (see post ‘I Know Nuzzing…’). Rhodri’s wife Julie is a former social worker who was Assistant Director of Barnardo’s. Some Barnardo’s staff were involved with the abuse of children in north Wales.

Keith Thomson had grown up in Bangor and went to Friars School. Yet before becoming CEO of the NW Wales NHS Trust, he had spent time as an NHS manager in Stirling. The Stirling ruled by Lord Jack McConnell, who had gone to Stirling University with my best friend from school and the man whom she later married and shafted them from 1986 onward, when Dafydd and the gang went after them as well as Brown and Brown’s brother, being witnesses who wouldn’t abandon me. See post ‘The Turn Of The Screw’. The Lord Jack who is a big pal of Sarah’s Teddy Bear Gordon. Lord Jack was FM of Scotland, 2001-07. Lord Jack, I am so glad that my friend spurned your efforts at discussing Uganda with her when she was an undergrad. What a toe rag you are, no wonder she married your rival.

Here is the turd whom Scotland elected as FM:

The Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale
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It was Lord Jack who appointed Prof Alexis Jay as the most senior social worker in Scotland. The Alexis who was responsible for the Orkney Satanic Panic, who ignored abuse which really did happen – including in Stirling – and who is now Chairing the IICSA. See post ‘The Scottish Play’.

Lord Jack is a big mate of Kirsty Wark of ‘Newsnight’ fame. See previous posts.

Lord Jack’s pal Gordon’s wife Sarah was the business partner of Julia Hobsbawm when they formed the PR company Hobsbawm Macaulay Communications in 1992. Hobsbawm Macaulay’s clients included the ‘New Statesman’, the Labour Party and trade unions.

In 1996, the year that William Hague announced the forthcoming Waterhouse Inquiry, the ‘New Statesman’ published an article by Richard Webster entitled ‘Can a Whistle-Blower Be Wrong?’. The article libelled Alison Taylor, the social worker from Gwynedd who spent years blowing the whistle on the abuse of kids in care in Wales only to be sacked by Gwynedd County Council. Alison sued and won, representing herself. The ‘New Statesman’ subsequently admitted that they published the article because they knew that she could not afford to employ legal representation if she sued. Richard Webster was the author of ‘The Secret of Bryn Estyn’ and maintained that the Secret was that there was no paedophile ring, Bryn Estyn was just a rather mediocre children’s home. Richard Webster spent a lot of time and money researching Bryn Estyn and associated matters and no-one has ever found out who footed the bill for it all. Richard Webster believed that the problem was one of vulnerable people naming innocent social workers and others as a result of discredited therapeutic techniques. The naming of innocent people was going on in north Wales but the targets were being encouraged to name people – often people from their pasts – who had definitely NOT abused them after they had named other people, including NHS and social services staff, who had been involved in abuse. People were certainly tied up in knots but no-one could have been involved with the Social Services, mental health services and criminal justice system in north Wales during the 1970s, 80s and 90s and not realised that very, very abusive people were staffing and managing those sectors and that corrupt people at Cabinet level and in the highest echelons of the civil service were protecting them.

The ‘New Statesman’ was owned by Geoffrey Robinson, who has been the Labour MP for Coventry North West since 1976. Geoffrey Robinson was the one who precipitated Mandelson’s first resignation after he gave Mandy that undeclared loan to enable Mandy to buy a posh house. Kids from Coventry were sent to children’s homes in north Wales. Dr Colin Berry, a Top Doc from Walsgrave Hospital in Coventry, was one of those who in 1989, assisted Bluglass in concealing the criminality of Dafydd and the gang, as organised by Deirdre and chums at the Welsh Office.

Ron Evans, the crooked lawyer employed for years by Gwynedd County Council – who in his efforts to conceal the abuse of children and psych patients forged documentation and encouraged NHS and social services staff to perjure themselves -has a daughter who is also a lawyer and entered the civil service. She worked/works as an aide to Mandelson and was in that job in 2011. Her mum is a magistrate and was a lecturer in the School of History at Bangor University, the Dept in which Merfyn Jones held his Chair.

Sarah Brown did a degree in psychology at Bristol University at the same time as Sarah Jenkins, a girl from Bangor did. Sarah Jenkins’s mother was Sheila Jenkins, a psychiatric social worker with the Arfon CMHT. Sheila lied to the police about psych patients, breached confidence and when she felt like it told bare faced lies about ‘clients’. Sheila Jenkins was involved with Prof Mark Williams’s Mindfulness fraud, as was Jenkins’s immediate boss, Keith Fearns.

After Sarah Jenkins graduated in 1984, she returned to Gwynedd for a while and lived in a house at Llandegfan on Anglesey that she rented from Dr D.G.E. Wood, the corrupt GP who was facilitating the trafficking gang. Sarah was a Labour Party supporter, as I think was her mother. She shared the house with Christine Lippai, a girl whom I’d been a student at UCNW with. Christine knew about a related paedophile ring in the west country and she also knew, from UCNW, two other students who were targets of Wood and the gang, but I don’t know if Christine knew that so many of their troubles were because they had been targeted.

 

Sarah Brown has been a friend of Julia Hobsbawm’s since they were at Camden School for Girls together. Sarah married her Teddy Bear in 2000, the year that the Waterhouse Report was published. Sarah left Hobsbawm Macaulay in Oct 2001 after finding out she was pregnant with her first child.

Julia Hobsbawm’s family had a second home in Croesor in Gwynedd for many years, until 1979 or so. Julia’s father Eric was friends with Sir Clough Williams-Ellis, his family and their friends from the Bloomsbury Set in London. Some of those in that network were involved with organised abuse themselves and many more were actively concealing it. They all knew about Dafydd and the gang. Eric Hobsbawm was mates with Ralph Miliband, Ed’s dad. Ed worked for Gordon before Ed became an MP and Ed’s now legendary Uncle Harry was a Top Doc at Guy’s who knew many who were colluding with Dafydd. See post ‘Captain Swing And His Crew’.

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Here’s the shipwreck, after all those years of living it up in paradise:

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Merfyn Jones grew up in Llanfrothen, knew the second home crowd, including the Hobsbawms and knew about the abuse gang. Harold Wilson’s mate Asa Briggs who was part of the gang went after Merfyn’s blood when he was at Sussex University and was involved in an anti-Vietnam protest in 1967. See post ‘Anthem For Doomed Youth’.

I know all about the Lord of the Rings, but I’ve now discovered Deirdre, the Lady of the Rings. Who in 2001, before she was responsible for ignoring the abuse and deaths of psych patients at the hands of people who were facilitating a paedophile gang, was appointed as an independent member to the House of Lords Appointments Commission.

Since January 2004 Deirdre has Chaired the BUPA Foundation. Deirde is also: President, Royal Medical Benevolent Fund; Non-executive Director of Dwr Cymru Welsh Water; Vice-President, Marie Curie Cancer Care; Member, Science Committee for Cancer Research UK (for details of the endemic research fraud in CR UK, see post ‘Oh Lordy! It’s CR UK’).

 

The Chairman of the Mental Health Act Commission in 1994, when Dafydd et al were failing to respond to serious complaints about Dafydd who along with his colleagues was lying, perjuring, planting bricks yet were still deemed to be Responsible Medical Officers given powers to bang people up for life without trial and yes, even these days, give them a lobotomy if they really are frightening the Top Doctors, was Louis Blom-Cooper QC. Louis Chaired that Commission when his two Commissioners met with F, Jeff Crowther and me and admitted that they knew that there had been numerous complaints about Dafydd sexually abusing patients, stretching back as far as the 1960s. They then failed to investigate the complaint that F and I had made about Dafydd and others.

Blom-Cooper was appointed to Chair the first Public Inquiry into Ashworth Hospital on Merseyside in the early 1990s. Ashworth Hospital was run by Dafydd’s mates and many of the patients had been sent there by Dafydd and the gang. There were complaints from Ashworth patients to the Mental Health Act Commission. Blom-Cooper was appointed as Chair of the MHAC in 1987. In 1987, David Ewart, of the MHAC’s Liverpool office, conspired with Dafydd, the Home Office and numerous others to frame and imprison me for ‘attempting to stab a doctor’. See previous posts eg. ‘Workers Play Time’. Ashworth was subjected to a second Public Inquiry not long after Blom-Cooper Chaired the first one, after a patient was beaten to death by the Angels. The person assigned to investigate the murder was Professor Robert Bluglass, who chose two Angels to assist him in this; one was a senior Angel from Bluglass’s own unit, the Reaside Clinic in Birmingham, the other was one of Dafydd’s senior Angels from Clwyd Health Authority. See previous posts eg.’Security, Security’.

Sir Louis Jacques Blom-Cooper (27 March 1926 – 19 September 2018) was a lawyer specialising in public and administrative law. Louis Blom-Cooper was educated at Port Regis School, Seaford College, University of British Columbia, King’s College (Blom-Cooper graduated from there in 1952, so he was at King’s with the Top Docs who facilitated the trafficking gang), the University of Amsterdam and at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge.

Blom-Cooper was an academic at London University, 1962-84, while Lord Brian Flowers, Swansea’s famous son, used his knowledge of research fraud, patients harm and the facilitating of the Westminster Paedophile Ring by Dafydd et al to climb to the top and ensure that it all continued. Prior to this he was a columnist for ‘The Observer’, which was owned by the Astor family and edited by David Astor. In spite of his liberal credentials, David did much fancy footwork to ensure that his brother Bill was covered in rather less slurry as a result of the Profumo Affair than he would otherwise have been. It was all blamed on Stephen Ward who most helpfully killed himself after the Top Docs didn’t work to hard to stop him; Christine Keeler, who went to prison for perjury, even though she was terrified and had been threatened at gunpoint; and Bill’s third wife Bronwen. When Bronwen met and married Bill she was a charming, beautiful, stunning, witty model. After Profumo, she was a Welsh slapper who’d gone to school in Dolgellau and was no better than she ought to be, so she was kicked out of Cliveden with her two young children and banished to downtown Surrey. See previous posts.

One journo who worked for ‘The Observer’ for many years until she fell out with Donald Trelford not long after he became Editor was Norah Beloff. Norah’s husband – she married later in life – also worked for ‘The Observer’. Not only that, but Norah was an old hand with Reuters too. Norah was the sister of Lord Max Beloff, a friend of the Chief Exec of Gwynedd County Council, Ioan Bowen Rees. Lord Max was involved with the establishment of the University of Buckinghamshire, along with Dr John W. Paulley, who concealed organised abuse in Suffolk. See previous posts.

Before John Allen moved to north Wales to open the Bryn Alyn Community, he lived in Suffolk. One of his neighbours was John Jermyn, Lord Bristol, who’s family seat was in Suffolk. John Jermyn was a hopelessly addicted HIV positive user of, on his own estimate, thousands of rent boys. Jermyn died during the Waterhouse Inquiry, as did his brother Nicholas who had not led a lifestyle anything like John Jermyn’s but knew a great deal about it. Nicholas was left to die by the Top Docs in exactly the same way that so many less privileged Hergest patients were. See post ‘Captain Swing And His Crew’.

Thatch became Chancellor of the University of Buckingham and a number of Lord Max’s relations were given academic posts there. See previous posts. Lord Max’s son was Michael Beloff QC, Cherie’s colleague and a good friend of Cherie and Miranda, who in his role as legal adviser to Municipal Mutual, the insurers of Clwyd County Council as well as the North Wales Police, in 1996 ensured that no-one except for Clwyd’s and Municipal’s lawyers, ever got to read the Jillings Report into the abuse of children in the care of Clwyd County Council since 1974. See post ‘It’s A Piece of Cake…’

Blom-Cooper was a Judge in the Court of Appeal of Jersey and of Guernsey, 1988-96. Anyone for Haut de la Garenne?

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Blom-Cooper Chaired more than a dozen Public Inquiries, including the Guns for Antigua scandal – who could have been a safer pair of hands?? – and the Jasmine Beckford Inquiry. He sat as a Deputy High Court Judge on housing and judicial review cases until 1996. That is so reassuring.

Blom-Cooper was well known for his regulatory work, particularly as Chair of the Press Council, subsequently known as the PCC and later as the founding Chair of the premium rate telephone regulator, ICSTIS now PhonepayPlus. So that was why the press published whatever they wanted and everyone was fleeced by the phones companies.

In 1992 Blom-Cooper was appointed by the N Ireland Secretary as the first Independent Commissioner for the Holding Centres, retaining the appointment until 1997. Who was the N Ireland Secretary at the time? Patrick Mayhew. Who had just one year previously in his capacity as Attorney General authorised my prosecution for contempt of court, although he knew that Tony and Sadie Francis had lied on oath; the solicitor Ann Ball of Hempsons knew that as well, as did the MDU. Paddy had previously authorised some more prosecutions of me on the basis of what everybody involved knew was the perjury of Top Docs, social workers and Angels. Oh well, witnesses were found dead, but at least Paddy got a promotion out of it and then a peerage in 1997, after the Waterhouse Inquiry began. Paddy was destined for great things even as a young barrister. In 1973, he was one of those who ensured that Dr Morris Fraser was allowed to continue working as a child psychiatrist after Fraser had been convicted of sex offences on children. Fraser was an Expert on childhood trauma and was involved with Kincora Boys’ Homes. Fraser later moved to England and worked at Springfield Hospital, the mental health unit attached to St George’s, as well as UCL.

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Blom-Cooper was subsequently called to the Bar of N Ireland and granted Silk in N Ireland. Blom-Cooper was also Counsel to the Saville Inquiry, acting for the N Ireland Civil Rights Association. Just don’t mention Kincora.

Blom-Cooper’s 1997 book The Birmingham Six and Other Cases considered recent miscarriages of justice. It prompted an unsuccessful libel action in the Irish courts from Gerry Hunter and Hugh Callaghan. Of course their action failed, it’s not as if Louis would ever have lied his arse off is it?  Initially Blom-Cooper argued that the publication of the book in Ireland was outside of his control. When this failed, he relied on European Convention on Human Rights #Article 10 – Right to Freedom of Expression and the newly formulated defence of Qualified privilege – provided good practice was followed it was acceptable to get things wrong. Louis knew all about getting things wrong. Previously inaccuracy would have led to financial penalty. Despite this, solicitor Gareth Peirce accused Blom-Cooper of “shoddy research” and “total nonsense” in respect of the book. Gareth is someone else who ignored what was happening to us in north Wales.

Charged with terrorist offences? Need defending? No problem! Call Gareth Peirce and Mr Mansfield.

Bothered by an insane old man in north Wales? Er, sorry, Mr Mansfield is busy with a big trial, ooh it’ll be taking up all of his time for the next four and a half years… All other members of the Mansfield Community are fully engaged elsewhere as well I’m afraid… It’s the Denbigh dungeon for you…Have you tried MIND and the Community Health Council??

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Blom-Cooper was involved in the foundation of Amnesty International in 1961. Martin Ennals, the brother of Dafydd’s mate Lord David Ennals, was General Secretary of Amnesty for years. It was at Blom-Cooper’s suggestion that Peter Benenson wrote to David Astor proprietor of ‘The Observer’ to publicise the campaign which launched Amnesty. Blom-Cooper also took part in a small committee of individuals who helped carry through the appeal which led to Amnesty International. For more details about Amnesty and those involved, including Polly Toynbee, see post ‘Dogma and Disarray?’.

Blom-Cooper was also a Patron of Prisoners Abroad, a registered charidee which supports Britons who are held overseas and was a Trustee of the Howard League for Penal Reform. Meanwhile at the North Wales Hospital and Ashworth…

Blom-Cooper was a member of the Athenaeum, as was Savile. The Athenaeum is the preferred club for Top Docs and Vice Chancellors. Indeed, Merfyn is a member. I’m only surprised that his dinner wasn’t laced. Would you like some sushi with a hint of polonium Professor Jones? It’s awfully good at this time of year. By the way, a friend of mine has a lovely house that has just come up for rent, in Salisbury, ooh it would suit a well-dressed man.

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Blom-Cooper’s published works included ‘Occupational Therapy -An Emerging Profession in Health Care’ (1989). Now here’s an Interesting Fact. The Bastard of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Lord John Walton, held one of the most senior roles in the occupational therapists’ professional association. Walton was not a man who would have taken the role of an OT seriously and all of his other public positions were concerned with science or medicine. The only whistleblower in the mental health services in north Wales was a senior occupational therapist. Walton only decided that he would oversee the OTs professional body after this whistleblower had blown so many whistles that he had become to go-to man for patients who had been assaulted or fitted up in Court by his colleagues. The Hergest Unit tried to fit him up for inappropriate relationships with patients, then they tried to simply intimidate and bully him out of his job. He once told me that the only reason that he ever survived until retirement was that OTs have a different management structure and Alun Davies and the corrupt NHS managers were not his line managers.

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Why was any of this ever allowed to go on? There are people who are undoubtedly only alive and not in prison because the Hergest whistleblower refused to lie on oath, WHY was the Bastard of Newcastle-upon-Tyne allowed to try and stymy the one professional in the mental health services in Gwynedd who flatly refused to succumb to the threats of a gang of paedophiles?

 

Blom-Cooper’s wife Jane predeceased him in 2007. ‘The Guardian’ published an obituary:

Jane Blom-Cooper, who has died aged 67 of cancer, possessed two pearls of great price – passion and compassion. She brought them to bear on the many purposes she achieved, and on the host of people that her personality and ability drew to her.

Born Jane Smither to an East Anglian family, she was brought up in her early years by her grandmother, and hardly knew her father until his return from the second world war. Her independent spirit – rebelliousness towards some conventions and traditions was to remain with her – showed in various early jobs. These included a film project in Morocco and being assistant purser on a Cunard passenger liner. She would say later that not much behaviour could surprise her after what she witnessed on board ship.

Not even that of a gang of paedophiles whom her husband did all that he could to assist.

Not academically inclined at school, she was led by her social and political concerns to gain a social work qualification at Ruskin College, Oxford, in 1965,

Matt Arnold, the Head of Bryn Estyn, met Peter Howarth – who was imprisoned for a series of sexual assaults on the boys in his care at Bryn Estyn in 1994 while Jane’s husband ignored the other members of Howarth’s gang when F and I were screaming as loudly as we could in his direction in the very month that Howarth was jailed – when Arnold was teaching at Ruskin College in 1966. Prezza was a student at Ruskin at the same time. Perhaps Prezza served the drinks on the Cunard boat, where the behaviour on board rendered Jane unshockable?

and worked in the field of social services childcare in Oxfordshire until 1970

There was an organised gang in Oxfordshire at the time, concealed by social worker Barbara Kahan, who in the early 1970s was appointed a social work adviser to Keith Joseph in Heath’s Gov’t. Babs continued in Gov’t advisory work for years and in the early 1990s helped conceal the extent of the abuse of kids in care in Staffordshire (see post ‘Always On The Side Of The Children’).

and in the London borough of Camden until 1972.

Paedophiles in distress! Call Dame Barbara Mills/Tessa Jowell/famille Hobsbawm…

Via a research project in 1967 at Bedford College, London, she met the lawyer Louis Blom-Cooper.

Bertrand Russell’s son Conrad Russell was an historian at Bedford College for much of his academic career. Bertrand was one of Sir Clough’s mates and lived near Croesor when the Captain and his friends were swinging…

Marriage to him in 1970 meant that she joined forces with his independence of mind and involvement in causes of justice and liberty.

Oh please, this is overdoing it…

Her quarter-century career as a magistrate, particularly in the cause of youth justice, was a major life purpose.

Jesus Christ.

The need for social housing via the Circle 33 Housing Trust in London and the south-east was another, and she played an integral part in the architectural competition for the Old Ford affordable housing development in east London.

Give me Arundells with Ted in situ, it couldn’t possibly be worse than anything arranged by Jane.

With her brother David, she devoted much time and energy to enlarging greatly the chalk-quarrying business in Suffolk begun by their father.

In the quest for human rights and justice of course. SUFFOLK. Er, John Allan and John Jermyn???

Somehow she found time, too, for judicial appointments panels and prison reform causes;

Bluglass, Colin Berry and Dafydd’s other umbrella David Mawson were all on the Parole Board. And whoever could forget Lord Longford who knew all about Dafydd, as did members of his extended family, including Harriet, Lady Antonia, Harold Pinter (see post ‘Comedies Of Menace’)…

charities, including Parents for Children, Young Minds and Medical Aid to Palestine; school governorship;

I’ll just fetch the sick bucket

and even leading the rescue of a Shropshire inn and brewery.

The Real Ale Twats in Bangor knew about Dafydd’s gang, which had an outpost in Shropshire after John Allen opened a children’s home there.

Her deepest belief was in family life and its importance, giving equally of herself to her children, Martha, Hannah and George, and Hannah’s son Louis, and to her stepchildren, Alison, Jeremy and Keith, and to Alison’s two children.

They’ve bred.

Over the years, Jane temporarily added to her family numerous young people who needed a home as well as a place to stay.

Aaaarggghh…

In her many different roles, she encouraged others, faced down naysayers, cajoled committees, removed obstacles, took charge when there was much to do or difficulties piled high.

I wish that I’d known, I’d have just flattened her.

For she possessed the genuine quality of leadership – hard to define, but immediately recognisable.

I’m on all the Committees and my husband is Sir Louis.

Her steady eyes, generous smile, expressive hands and welcoming laugh helped put many – men and women alike – at their ease, and to then become her natural allies.

Mad psycho-like glare under the guise of ‘eye contact’; snarl with a good coating of angry red lipstick; expressive hands – er unwanted touching???

When illness stole upon her, she fought it with bravery and tenacity.

It was cancer, the research has been fabricated for the last three decades, by the mates of Jane and her husband. Doesn’t matter how brave and tenacious you are.

Although it often appeared that Jane was driven by some higher purpose,

Keeping a lid on absolutely all of it

she held to no particular faith other than an unwavering belief that she could change things for the better. The testament to that was all around her and lives on in her children, her family and friends, who loved and admired her.

Most of the witnesses to the North Wales Child Abuse Scandal are dead. Many died while Jane and her husband ignored their screams.

 

 

A caring female relative like Jane is always useful, Greville Janner had one – in addition to his daughters Rabbi Laura and Marion the Mental Health Campaigner who gave birth to that Tibetan terrier as previously featured on this blog of course – but I only discovered that a couple of days ago. Greville had a sister, Ruth Lady Morris of Kenwood, CBE. Ruth can be found starring on the website of Manuel Swaden solicitors, which tells us that

Ruth joined Manuel Swaden in 2002 as a consultant to the Property team. Prior to that, she was Chairman of Partners at Janners and subsequently a consultant at Paisners and then Berwin Leighton Paisners. A recognised property lawyer, she spent many years specialising in the legal aspects of retail warehousing and now provides a wide range of commercial property advice to clients who rely on her expertise and guidance. Ruth has the loyalty of many longstanding clients to whom she has provided advice through the generations. Among her many other pursuits, she was a Vice-President of ‘Woman of the Year Lunch & Assembly’, a Chairman of Tribunals and is a Trustee of several charitable trusts as well as being a director of the Connaught Brown art gallery. In 2014 Ruth was awarded a CBE for services to the community. Ruth retired in October 2017 after 60 years on the roll’.

60 years, it is almost as terrifying as Trumpers.

 

There is a most illuminating interview with Ruth on the Spark 21 website which reveals what those who are not mates of Dafydd and the Piranha brothers are up against:

Let me start by saying that in my day…there were only 28 women a year who qualified, so it was quite a unique profession. I had a five-year article…a five-year traineeship and during that five years, I had two periods of six months which we were allowed off to go to law school, and we had to learn everything in those two six months there were two other trainees with me, one of whom went on to be a Law Commissioner, even though our firm was quite small, and the other was one of the Heads of the Legal department at Scotland Yard….

I am sure that Ruth and the Head of the Legal Dept at Scotland Yard kept in touch… Anyone going to the Woman of the Year Lunch?

 

Finally, while both the Tory and Labour Parties fight among themselves and with everyone else, ‘The Daily Post’ recently ran an article about a scrap in north Wales that has caused nearly as much trouble. A group of fund-raisers from Colwyn Bay blacked up during an event to raise money for the Betsi Heath Board’s baby charidee ‘Cuddles’ and the Board refused the donation because they were ‘advised’ that blacking up was wholly unacceptable. The fund-raisers are deeply offended, local people are fuming but a black barrister gave an interview to the ‘Daily Post’ saying that the fund raisers ought to Learn Their Black History. They are from Colwyn Bay, they are not likely to know much about Black History. Furthermore, if somebody wants them to find out about Black History, try approaching them in a positive friendly manner and offer to put on an exhibition or a lecture, don’t appear in the local newspaper and insult them all. They really won’t have been meaning to insult black people. By the way barrister, I too think that it is a good thing to be aware of histories from other parts of the world, but the Betsi Board is in special measures after hosting the biggest patient abuse scandal that the UK has ever seen, it is dangerous and bankrupt and a gang of paedophiles chased out a previous Chairman because he wasn’t one of them. That is a far greater threat to the health and well-being of the population of north Wales than some men from the pub in Colwyn Bay who are of the vintage to remember the Black and White Minstrels and unwittingly offended an adviser to the Best Board.

Before Merfyn was appointed Chairman of the Betsi and kicked out by a gang of criminals, he was Guvnor of the BBC for Wales. In 2005 I went to a meet the Guvnors evening at Cardiff and Michael Grade, then the Chairman of the BBC and Guvnor Ruth Deech, made offensive racist comments about Welsh people. People in the audience were offended and Merfyn made the point that any sort of racial stereotyping was unacceptable. Grade and Deech continued with their anti-Welsh comments.

Michael Grade is Jewish. I have blogged previously about how my friend who was supporting me in the face of what was happening to me at the hands of the gang in north Wales got into serious trouble in the summer of 1985. She was working at the box office at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and refused to pull strings to get Samuel Brittan, the FT journo who was the brother of Leon Brittan the then Home Secretary, tickets which had sold out and a hotel room when every hotel in Edinburgh was fully booked. Samuel wrote to his big mate Michael Grade demanding my mate’s head on a plate and Grade then complained to my friend’s boss. My friend received a copy of Grade’s letter to Samuel; Grade told Samuel that he was ‘appalled’ at my friend’s ‘rudeness’ and that he would make sure that Sam got a ticket, ‘even if I have to give you mine!’.

Leon Brittan at the time was actively concealing the Westminster Paedophile Ring as well as the criminality of Dafydd and the gang.

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Leon Brittan is Jewish. So is Edwina Currie, who did not raise the alarm when Trumpers, Thatcher’s junior Health Minister, appointed Jimmy Savile to the management task force of Broadmoor; Edwina grew up in the Jewish community in Liverpool. Leo, Dannie and Wilfred Abse, who all facilitated the Westminster Paedophile Ring and Dafydd’s gang, were Jewish and from south Wales. Sir William Asscher was Jewish.

Now Mr Grade, were you doing favours for Samuel Brittan because you were simply mates, or because you too were part of the network concealing the Westminster Paedophile Ring – which was interlinked with the sex abuse ring in your own industry of entertainment – or because you are a shameless toady who knew that doing favours for the relatives of corrupt Cabinet Ministers would stand you in good stead? Or was it an act of cultural solidarity with a fellow Jewish person? Because Merfyn is someone who, like you, grew up in a community which was facilitating a vicious paedophile ring and to cover their tracks some of the people involved used the umbrella of language, culture and national solidarity. So Merfyn had buckets of slurry thrown at him by people waving those flags who accused him of being a sell-out and then he had to work with pompous Englishers like you who insulted him for being Welsh. The difference between you Grade and Merfyn is that he refused to do favours for a gang of paedophiles…

There is not a problem with ‘Jews abusing children’. There is a problem with child abusers involved in very serious criminality using whatever networks are available to them to protect themselves.

Here are just a few things about Greville Janner that I have not yet blogged:

Janner was President of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, 1978-84. In Parliament, and outside, he was involved in campaigning for the War Crimes Act 1991, lobbying the Thatcher Gov’t to allow legislation to bring those responsible for Nazi atrocities (and now resident in Britain) to justice. He was also a Vice-President of the World Jewish Congress until 2009 and of the Jewish Leadership Council until 2015. He was President of the National Council for Soviet Jewry (1979–85) and the Commonwealth Jewish Council.

In 1988 Janner co-founded the Holocaust Educational Trust with Merlyn Rees, a body which successfully persuaded the British government to add teaching about the Holocaust to the National Curriculum in 1988. Janner stood down from the role in 2012. The Lord Janner Scholarship provides funding for ten schools to take part in the Trust’s educational programmes each year.

Merlyn Rees was originally from south Wales and the Labour MP for a Leeds constituency, 1963-92. Throughout his political career, Rees – later Lord Merlyn-Rees – concealed the Westminster Paedophile Ring, as an MP for Jimmy Savile HQ, as Home Secretary and as the N Ireland Secretary. When Cherie’s mate Michael Beloff QC, in his capacity as legal adviser to Municipal Mutual, suppressed the Jillings Report in 1996, Merlyn Rees was a Director of Municipal Mutual. By 1996, the drama teacher John Owen, who taught at a school in Pontypridd, had been abusing his pupils for many, many years and the WJEC and Mid-Glamorgan Education Authority had colluded with the abuse. See post ‘Yet More Inglorious Bastards’. In 1996, Ron Davies was the Shadow Secretary of State for Wales and Miranda appointed him Secretary of State when Miranda became PM in May 1997. Before Ron was elected as the MP for Caerphilly in 1983, he was an adviser to Mid-Glamorgan Education Authority. Merfyn’s friend, the junior Minister in Miranda’s Gov’t who cleared my name after Dafydd’s gang tried to have me struck off the teaching register in 2004, was from Pontypridd, but unlike Merlyn Rees he wouldn’t collude with a gang of paedophiles so he was named in the media as having ‘let a paedophile remain in teaching’ and refused a peerage. Then the gang went for the jugular of his friend, the VC of Bangor University…

Janner ‘sought to foster good relations between different faiths and religions’ and wrote about this issue in his book One Hand Alone Cannot Clap. He co-founded (along with Prince Hassan of Jordan) the Coexistence Trust, a charidee to combat Islamophobia and antisemitism. Janner became Baron Janner of Braunstone in 1997. Janner was President and an Officer of the All-Parliamentary Group against Anti-Semitism, was associated with the Labour Friends of Israel and in 2002 backed Stephen Byers to be Chairman.

 

 

The Point Is To Change It

Previous posts and my post ‘Lest We Forget’ discuss the complete destabilisation of Bangor University by Dafydd’s gang and their associates from 2003 onwards, the witch-hunt to which my PhD supervisor and his wife were subjected and the plan to completely shaft the then VC, Merfyn Jones, because I had gained a PhD, was undertaking post-doc work and Brown and I had begun publishing about the excesses of the mental health services. Many paedophiles’ friends who were at each other’s throats united with a common purpose because the criminality that they had all been involved with for years was just so serious. The leader of the pack was Prof Fergus Lowe of the School of Psychology, who had built his career and his power base on overthrowing Dafydd’s influence in the University in the late 1980s and replacing it with his own equally toxic influence (see previous posts eg. ‘He’s Not The Messiah, He’s A Very Naughty Boy’ and ‘Feet In Chains’.)

As described in ‘Lest We Forget’, I realised that things were getting very nasty when I received a message from someone who’s daughter had died in the care of the mental health services in Powys telling me that a TV journo wanted to make a documentary on the appalling state of mental health care in the UK and they were interested in my story, yet the day before filming was due to begin the journo asked me to smear the VC when I was interviewed. When I refused I was told that filming could go ahead when I changed my mind. I heard no more, but I had previously been asked by an Angel who worked at Bangor University to place damaging untrue stories in the press about Merfyn after this Angel read an interview that I had given to a newspaper regarding the mental health services in Gwynedd…

Other gems were me being told that Professor Dylan Jones-Evans, an adviser to the Tory Party, intended to ‘blacken Merfyn’s name’ but he was going to wait until Merfyn’s wife had died before doing so, because it ‘will look bad’ if he did it while Nerys was terminally ill. Why was Nerys dying?? Just the little matter of the Top Docs at the Walton Centre finding that there was ‘nothing that they could do’ with regard to Nerys’s brain tumour. Of course some people do die from brain tumours, but Nerys died at a most convenient time for all those people who had stated that ‘we will get rid of him [Merfyn]’ before Nerys ever became ill. Dafydd’s gang ran the Walton Centre (see previous posts). Nerys had crossed the path of the gang herself in the early 1990s, which had resulted in fallacious allegations being made in ‘The Guardian’ about a senior sociologist at Bangor and Nerys was never forgiven (see post ‘Badlands’). Years later she married Merfyn and when he was appointed VC it was just too much for those we know and love to cope with.

At about the same time that Nerys died, a social worker who had been a colleague of Dafydd’s gang, along with her husband, was singing the praises of the Walton Centre who had successfully treated her for a brain tumour and now she was even back at work!

Ah the doctors they were wonderful!

Nerys and Merfyn were/are not neurosurgeons. How would they have ever known if the Top Docs – Dafydd’s associates – had told a few porkies about Nerys’s condition? Neither could they have relied on the second opinion of any other Top Docs; as experience has shown with me, Brown and two other witnesses, cross the paths of Dafydd and the gang and you will not get effective treatment no matter how ill you are and no Top Doctor at all will admit the truth, even if they keep a civil tongue in their head, a smile on their face and indulge in their very best ‘ooh don’t worry, we’ll look after you dear’. I have 30 years worth of documentation which demonstrates that.

At the same time that Dylan was waiting for Nerys to die so that he could blacken Merfyn’s name, another group of paedophiles’ friends were boasting about their plans to frame Merfyn for a crime.

Just before Nerys died, Fungus was telling Bangor University staff that they could forget about Merfyn now, he was finished and Fungus was in control. Dylan however was seriously pissed off because Merfyn ‘had been on his last legs but because he’s had compassionate leave he’s looking a bit better’.

It was widely known in the University that these things were happening, it was openly discussed. I was told that the RAE results were going to be terrible because so many people had co-ordinated to ensure a poor outcome to embarrass Merfyn, because his strategy was to build Bangor into a university with a solid research base. When Merfyn addressed the staff of the School of Education in his capacity as VC, I watched as, at 3-30 pm, the alarms of the watches of nearly everyone in the room went off simultaneously and they all walked out together, leaving Merfyn, my PhD supervisor and one Professor alone in the room with the post-lecture buffet. Many of those who staged the walk-out had previously worked as teachers in Gwynedd when that paedophile gang caused havoc, particularly among SEN kids. Brown and I had a lovely time with that buffet but if I’d been Merfyn I’d have sacked every one of those bastards. The associates of a gang of paedophiles on £40-50k pa who bugger off home at 3-30 pm and make a point of doing so when the VC has arrived to discuss the future of the University…

After the paedophiles’ friends walked out, an e mail was circulated to everyone in the School of Education from an ex-PE teacher inviting all to a meeting to discuss the very big threat that Merfyn posed to them what with his dangerous ideas of building up the research base of the University. My PhD supervisor turned up to find out what was going on only to find himself barred from entry. Paedophiles’ friends only!!!

Other joys at Bangor University at the time were the Finance Clerks Who Say Ni, who modelled themselves on the Knight Who Say Ni in ‘Monty Python and the Holy Grail’. None Shall Pass…

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When we were writing big research grant bids which needed to be accompanied by spreadsheets detailing projected staff costs, materials, everything down to the last penny – which takes days and was the job of the finance dept – some of the finance clerks (not all, but enough of them to cause chaos) would simply say ‘you fill in the spreadsheet’ when they were presented with the documentation. They didn’t just do this to post-docs, I saw the delightful Gareth Who Said Ni flatly refuse to complete the spreadsheet needed by a senior Professor. The Finance Clerks Who Said Ni however did manage to fill in the spreadsheets required by Fungus and the Psychologists and Fungus didn’t even have to chop down a tree with a herring or give the Finance Clerks Who Said Ni a shrubbery. Faced with the Finance Clerks Who Said Ni, I completed my own spreadsheets. The procedure was that the bids had to then be signed off by the Chief Accountant. So I went over to his office, only to find that he was ‘in a meeting with the Psychology Dept and will not be available until next week’. By which time the deadline for submitting the bid would have passed. So the Chief Accountant Said Ni as well.

After the Finance Clerks Who Said Ni successfully caused serious problems, the Translators Said Ni. Because Bangor University is bilingual, all public lectures have to be accompanied with Welsh-English translation facilities and I and my colleagues used to do that for our seminars as well. As the paedophiles’ friends became angrier and angrier, we noticed that translators who had been booked weeks in advance either didn’t turn up to the events or turned up so late that we were unable to hold the lecture or seminar. We couldn’t go ahead without the Translators Who Said Ni because it would contravene the bilingual policy.

The Translators didn’t just Say Ni to small seminars held by my colleagues and I. The Translators Said Ni to Merfyn as well and they did it in spectacular style. At one major public lecture given by the VC which had been very heavily advertised and was fairly crucial, all the translating equipment was checked at the start of the lecture, as usual. It was working. Merfyn began giving the lecture – in Welsh – so all the English speakers put their headphones on. My headphones failed first. I signalled to the translator; I was ignored. Then other people’s headphones failed; they were ignored… Then our headphones came back on again, as Merfyn continued speaking. Then, through everyone’s headphones, loud and clear, came the sound of someone having a pee in the bogs next door. There is no way that was an accident, a Translator Who Said Ni took a microphone into the bog with them and ensured that the sound of them piddling was transmitted into everyone’s headphones. Merfyn had no idea what was happening but he noticed the expressions on the faces of those in the lecture and knew that something was going on. Everyone was far too polite to tell him what the Translators Who Said Ni had done, so after the lecture I told him: They recorded themselves pissing in the loos and made sure that the whole audience heard.

A mole has told me that the Translators Who Said Ni staged these happenings particularly when I was at the events. As usual, the desire of the paedophiles’ friends to cause problems for me screwed things up for a lot of other people as well.

OK Finance Clerks and Translators Who Said Ni, now I’m going to tell my readers where this spiteful campaign against me, my PhD supervisor and Merfyn ended up and I look forward to you trying to justify what you all resorted to.

 

Towards the end of his term as VC, Merfyn was appointed as a member of the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board. The excesses of the NW Wales NHS Trust, the mortality rate, the litigation and the downright criminality of that Trust (see previous posts) had become so excruciatingly embarrassing that even the Welsh Gov’t could take no more and Edwina Hart, the then Health Minister, dissolved the Trust, along with the other two lethal, disastrous Trusts in north Wales and replaced them with the Betsi.

We cracked open the champagne, literally, foolishly believing that the services of the bunch of crooks and conmen – all associates of Dafydd – who had caused such destruction in the NHS in north Wales would now be dispensed with. Sadly not. Edwina’s past as a trade unionist and politician who had ignored so much criminality on the part of those we know and love meant that she was deeply compromised and couldn’t deal with them. There was a ‘no redundancies’ agreement with the NHS unions and almost every single one of those lying crooked bastards was recycled into the Betsi Board at their previous salary level, although I had given Edwina Hart enough documentary evidence to have had some of them arrested and charged, particularly Martin Jones, the CEO and Elfed Roberts, the Chairman. See previous posts.

Elfed was the only one who was not recycled into the new Betsi; he was given a seat on the Board of the Welsh Ambulance Trust instead. Martin had a job created for him, as the Director of the Workforce. There were ructions, people in north Wales were outraged at these crooks who had overseen such suffering and chaos just being transferred over to the new organisation. The outcome was that they were surrounding Merfyn, who was a new face in the NHS and the new CEO of the Betsi, Mary Burrows.

I and someone who made a witness statement about the threats and harassment to which he had seen me subjected were told repeatedly that ‘they won’t win’ and ‘when they lose, your life won’t be worth living’. Mary received death threats and I was told by a charming character that ‘we’ll take her out’. NHS union reps turned up to Board meetings and discussed threatening tactics outside in the corridor before the meetings got underway. Martin Jones began a blog, ‘The Workforce Director’s Blog’, which was no more than a vehicle for undermining Mary Burrows; every post was full of veiled insults and threats that were understandable to those of us who knew what was happening behind the scenes. Lies were spread about Mary in the locality and there was race hatred whipped up, Mary being American. I sat in meetings and heard racist insults and abuse directed at Mary.

After some months of sitting as a Betsi Board member, Merfyn resigned as VC. This was because he had been appointed as a SPAD to Leighton Andrews, the Welsh Gov’ts Education Minister and it would have been a conflict of interest for Merfyn to have held both positions. A rumour was sent around the University by the paedophiles’ friends that Merfyn had been embezzling the University funds and that was why he resigned.

After a year of Mary and the Betsi Board doing their best to reign the paedophiles’ friends in, an even bigger mushroom cloud went up when Merfyn was appointed Chairman of the Betsi. What followed was a wonder to behold.

Elfed Roberts began a campaign of terror against Mary and Merfyn when the Menai Deli, a sandwich shop which supplied the WRVS cafe in Ysbyty Gwynedd, lost the contract to Ginsters, a company based in Leicester. Not that is was anything to do with Mary and Merfyn, it was a decision made by WRVS HQ. Elfed’s campaign was based on the alleged ‘discrimination against a small Welsh business’. The small Welsh business in question being the Menai Deli, which happened to be owned by Elfed’s mates. Furthermore, its only contract was with the WRVS cafe in Ysbyty Gwynedd. Elfed’s wife was a leading light in the WRVS in north Wales. The Menai Deli was nothing more than a sub-contractor with regard to the cafe and it had bagged the contract through nepotism, it was not a ‘small Welsh business’, it was a scam. ‘Butty Wars’ was all over the ‘Daily Post’ for weeks and got as far as the London-based newspapers. WRVS HQ were subjected to hate mail and threats and the whole business affected their fund raising. See previous posts. Butty Wars succeeded in making north Wales look dreadful, just a bunch of racist, anti-English neanderthals.

The image of Wales was further tarnished at about the same time when Peter Hain’s house was surrounded by pro-hunting protesters and them telling journalists that Peter Hain ‘isn’t even Welsh, he’s fucking South African’. (I think that he’s Kenyan actually.) By the way liberators, Peter Hain’s mates were blown up and killed when he was in South Africa because he and his friends fought a bunch of racist bastards; Peter Hain was a braver man than you wankers. He came to the UK because he would have been killed if he’d stayed in South Africa. Furthermore, because he still insisted upon defending the rights of black people in South Africa when he was in the UK, someone tried to fit him up for a bank robbery and even after he was cleared, the old git of a Presiding judge insulted him. That judge was Sir Alan King-Hamilton, a friend of Sir Ronnie Waterhouse, Sir Ronnie being the man who concealed the VIP paedophile ring run by Dafydd and the gang.

Oh so you’re going to protest outside Peter Hain’s house because he’s not Welsh?? Why don’t you take a few corrupt judges who assisted a gang of paedophiles along with you, I’d recommend Huw Daniel myself, Huw’s Welsh as well, his dad was one of the founders of Plaid (see post ‘Tan yn Llyn’). Huw Daniel has spent his whole life kicking Welsh people who aren’t as privileged as him in the teeth. Is that to your liking? After you’ve invited a few corrupt Welsh judges to join you outside Peter Hain’s house in your protest re his racial origins, go and get your DNA analysed. No, it won’t show that you are related to the ancient Welsh Princes, no matter what Dafydd Iwan thinks, but you will find that you share over 90% of your DNA with vegetable matter, as does every other human being on the planet. DNA’s like that, it’s not very helpful to racist idiots.

I remember the dear old NF slogan well: ‘Racial purity means national security.’ Unfortunately for the NF, the Brits are one of the most mixed ‘races’ on earth…

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After the cause of Butty Wars was sadly lost, there was an attempt at a repeat performance when a lovely little Welsh company owned by Welsh people in the heart of Wales called Blas ar Fwyd lost its contract to supply the patients’ snacks trolley in Ysbyty Gwynedd with cakes containing even more sugar than Mr Kripling’s cakes. Who owns Blas ar Fwyd?? Dafydd’s son, Deiniol ap Dafydd.

Calon Lan!

Elfed and Dafydd only wanted the best for the patients of Ysbyty Gwynedd, which was why they ignored the sky high mortality rates and flogged the patients butties and snacks produced by businesses owned by their friends and relatives.

I knew someone who kept Elfed under observation during Butty Wars, while Elfed was picketing Ysbyty Gwynedd. Not only did Elfed use his time on the picket line to try to find tenants for one of the bungaloids that he owns, but he went in for making a few new friends on Facebook. However the silly old bugger was new to Facebook and he didn’t put any privacy settings up, so one could network among Elfed’s Facebook friends. Hilarious, there were retired coppers from forces known to have had problems with police corruption and the Chief Accountant of Bangor University was a Facebook friend of one of Elfed’s Facebook friends no less…

When Elfed was Chairman of the NW Wales NHS Trust, he had me repeatedly arrested, on one occasion for having pink hair and calling his car a penismobile. On another occasion Elfed had me arrested for ‘harassment’, the harassment being sending the Trust ‘reams and reams of e mails’. Which I did, I was trying to follow up a complaint that I had made after I’d been refused treatment and threatened by Angels and had been subjected to an attempt to frame me for a crime when I tried to access medical help . If somebody had investigated my complaint I would not have needed to have sent reams and reams of e mails. On that occasion, I was interviewed by a DC Steve Power, who admitted in front of the lawyer who accompanied me to the station, that Elfed had ordered my arrest because he was ‘fed up’ with me. Steve Power then told us that he was retiring in a matter of days anyway and that none of this was to do with him. I was released without charge. See post ‘After The Attempt To Frame Me…’.

I recognised DC Steve Power. He was the officer who some years previously had flatly refused to take down my complaint regarding an Angel and three healthcare assistants who had assaulted and injured me. The lawyer who witnessed DC Power’s taped confession re Elfed ordering my arrest because he was fed up with me was Frances Jones. I asked her to send me copies of Power’s taped confession but I heard no more from her. Frances Jones’s name appears on documents that my lawyers only sent me some three years ago. Frances was one of the lawyers involved in one of the attempts to frame and imprison me on the basis of the perjury of Gwynedd Social Services and Tony Francis et al back in the late 1980s/90s. See previous posts.

I saw Frances Jones again a few months after my arrest. She was sitting behind me at the memorial service for Prof Duncan Tanner, the Director of Research for Bangor University. Duncan died suddenly and unexpectedly in the care of Ysbyty Gwynedd, during a routine procedure that is not considered at all risky. Unless you’re in the hands of Ysbyty Gwynedd of course. At Duncan’s memorial service, a number of people insulted Merfyn. As Frances Jones sat behind me I heard her telling other people that the huge problems in Bangor University were a result of the VC.

No Frances, the problems were the result of the associates of a paedophile gang, who, including you, are a bunch of lying, multifaceted crooked bastards.

One of my friends in north Wales told me that Frances Jones is considered to be an excellent lawyer who is much in favour with ‘the villains of Anglesey’, ‘she gets them off every time’.

Anglesey County Council – located at Llangefni – has been famed for its corruption for many years and children in care on Anglesey were abused. Some Anglesey County Councillors went to prison and returned to their roles as Councillors when they were released.

Regular readers will know that Elfed was previously Acting Deputy Chief Constable of the North Wales Police and was obliged to leave the force under a cloud smelling strongly of corruption (see previous posts). Back in the Good Old Days, Elfed was the Sergeant at Llangefni Police Station on Anglesey. Elfed was one of those coppers at Llangefni who was mates with Dafydd, Dafydd living about four miles away from Llangefni. A veteran of Welsh language protests told me that she and her mates were assaulted by Elfed when they were campaigning.

After Dafydd’s charidee CAIS began providing ‘substance abuse services’ for north Wales, the heroin problem in the region exploded. Particularly in Llangefni. No-one could work out why, Llangefni is a just a small rural market town!

 

One of the senior managers at Ysbyty Gwynedd who colluded to undermine Mary and Merfyn was Trystan Pritchard. Trystan told someone known to me that he really liked Elfed because Elfed had done so much for the Welsh language. Trystan is a Bangor graduate who, before joining the NHS as a corrupt manager, was a journo. I watched Trystan having a very chummy meetings with a journo days before yet another bad news story about Merfyn hit the local papers. Trystan is a Freemason who is relatively young for the sort of boring corrupt old fart who dresses up in silly gear.

 

After war was waged with tasty morsels baked by friends and relations of Dafydd, the forces of hell were unleashed upon Mary and Merfyn. Patients were told by Top Doctors to write to their MPs to ‘complain about them’; the appointments system was sabotaged which meant that cancer patients only received urgent appointments through the post AFTER the date of their appointment had passed; the pathology lab test results were screwed up, consistently placing patients in danger and resulting in numerous complaints; rumours were spread around Bangor that Mary and Merfyn had mismanaged the Board’s finances so badly that they were responsible for the Board’s debt (no, the previous Financial Director of the NW Wales NHS Trust stuffed Elfed and Martin over before the Trust was dissolved and the funds disappeared with her); medical records disappeared when Mary tried to investigate serious complaints and staff lied to protect abusive colleagues; and lies were told by the Top Docs, Angels and middle managers about every aspect of patient care and safety, so Mary and Merfyn couldn’t take preventative measures because the info needed was actively witheld from them.

When Mary and Merfyn organised a patients’ consultation day with regard to the mental health services, Alun Davies the former manager of the Hergest Unit turned up along with a bunch of henchmen and tried to influence the outcome. The North Wales Community Health Council, ‘the patients voice’, was colonised by Top Doctors and Christine Evans, a retired surgeon, took over as Chair while admitting on her blog that she had taken the position to keep her former surgeon colleagues at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd out of trouble after the Royal College of Surgeons had written a damning report about their misconduct. See previous posts.

The BMA joined in the fun. They mobilised the wider BMA in Wales and also busied themselves locally. A local BMA group specific to North East Wales was formed with a grandiose name; it was actually Philip Banfield and his mates. Philip Banfield is an obstetrician at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd who knows all about Dafydd’s gang, Banfield has been in north Wales for years.

On another occasion the BMA held a meeting in one of the north Wales hospitals with regard to an election which contravened all proper procedures in the run-up to an election. Mary and Merfyn told the BMA that they could not hold such a meeting on NHS premises at a time of ‘purdah’. The BMA got arsey and decamped to an hotel down the road and held their procedure-breaching meeting there.

Unlike Elfed and Martin at the NW Wales NHS Trust, Mary did investigate patients’ complaints. She was up against it because many of the staff of the complaints dept had been inherited from the NW Wales NHS Trust and they continued to insult patients and ignore Mary’s instructions to investigate complaints. The NHS unions continued to protect abusive staff.

On Mary and Merfyn’s watch, Alan Roberts, a senior Angel at Ysbyty Gwynedd, was prosecuted and convicted when he threw a lady in her 80s across the ward and injured her. Roberts mounted a campaign in his defence which was backed by other Angels as well as union reps and student nurses were bullied into supporting him. He took his case to appeal, backed by his union (which I think was the RCN) and won. Roberts didn’t win because he didn’t assault the old lady, he won because it could not be proved that her injuries had resulted from him throwing her across the ward. The old lady wasn’t there to give evidence because she had died. Roberts had also impersonated a police officer which was never addressed.

Roberts ‘the gentle giant’ received much press coverage and after he won his appeal, he told the media that he would be returning to work as an Angel. Roberts’s wife was an intensive care Angel at Ysbyty Gwynedd and She Stood By Him, as did his son, who was a student Angel.

After one of his court hearings, Alan Roberts shook his fist at me as he left. Why did I attend court? Because when the NW Wales NHS Trust was run by Martin and Elfed, Alan Roberts refused to treat me, threatened me and accused me of ‘impersonating a GP’. My subsequent complaint about him was never investigated and Martin told me that it was me who been ‘threatening and aggressive’ to Roberts. So Martin and Elfed ensured that Roberts remained in his job as an Angel, in a senior role, where he later threw an elderly lady patient across the room and injured her. See post ‘Two Dangerous Very Dishonest Nurses’.

 

After public protests and much ranting in the press over Mary and Merfyn’s alleged plans for the NHS in north Wales – no plans had been finalised, but the paedophiles’ friends spread panic across the region by telling bare-faced lies – Mary and Merfyn held a public meeting, at which they strove to be as honest and transparent as possible. They were met with a baying mob who threatened them with physical violence, in front of the journos, TV cameras and politicians who also attended the meeting. Not one person called for calm and the threats of violence towards Mary and Merfyn were not reported in any media outlet. What was reported was that the whole of north Wales were livid over that dreadful Mary and Merfyn who Weren’t Listening To The People.

I don’t know who the baying mob were, but I don’t think that they constituted The People. I had arrived for the public meeting early and I saw that baying mob disembark from a series of coaches, only to be greeted by a man with an NHS lanyard around his neck yelling cheerfully that ‘this is the day that Mary Burrows gets her P45’ and that today will be the day that they get the bitch out.

After threatening Mary and Merfyn, the baying mob walked out waving their fists and the meeting was closed shortly after. As people filed out of the door, the man who had greeted the coaches went absolutely apeshit. He started screaming at Mary that there would be blood and throwing chairs around the room. He was tended to by someone else who had an NHS lanyard around her neck who dispensed kind words in his moment of trauma. If that man had been an Empowered Service User he would have been arrested, charged and probably remanded in custody.

 

So who was the problem? A bunch of lying thugs who had facilitated a paedophile gang for years? Of course not, it was Mary and Merfyn as any fule kno. They listed to patients, they investigated complaints, they held public consultations, OF COURSE THEY HAD TO GO!!!

 

In June 2013, Merfyn and Mary hit the headlines of the London-based media as well as the north Wales media when they resigned after the publication of a damning report about patient care and safety at the Betsi. The report was compiled in the wake of a C difficile outbreak in which patients had died. Merfyn gave interviews and some of them are still available on BBC News Wales archive clips. He reflected on the report which had stated that there had been a breakdown between ‘ward and Board’ at the Betsi and that he and Mary had not been aware of what had been happening at ward level. Merfyn stated that he had to accept that was indeed true, they had not been aware of a number of matters of which they should have been aware. He told the BBC that he had not been able to effect change and he had therefore offered his resignation to the Health Minister Mark Drakeford and Drakeford had accepted it.

Merfyn did not tell the media that there had been a conspiracy to keep crucial information from the Board. He did not tell them that Mary and he had received hate mail and death threats. He did not tell them that I and other people who had complained about the NW Wales NHS Trust had been threatened, assaulted, repeatedly wrongly arrested and unlawfully refused all NHS treatment. Merfyn did not tell them that I had given Drakeford’s predecessor Edwina Hart enough evidence to have Elfed, Martin and a number of Top Docs and Angels arrested and that Edwina had simply refused to act. Neither did Merfyn tell the BBC that when he had been VC of Bangor University, a post-doc was asked to smear him in a documentary about the mental health services and two PhD students who were friends with that post-doc had been followed around University premises by off duty police officers and intimidated.

Perhaps Merfyn should have just said ‘I’m dealing with the associates of a fucking paedophile gang here who have deliberately let patients die in order to force my resignation’, but the BBC probably wouldn’t have broadcast that because Jimmy Savile had been a visitor to Bryn Estyn and one boy alleged that he had been gang-raped while Savile looked on.

 

 

The report that condemned Merfyn and Mary was compiled by the WAO (Welsh Audit Office) and HIW (Health Inspectorate Wales).

At the time of the report, the Auditor General for Wales was Huw Vaughan Thomas. Huw Vaughan Thomas was Chief Executive of Gwynedd County Council, 1991-96. Huw was Chief Exec of Gwynedd CC while the paedophile gang were active in Gwynedd’s children’s homes and while employees of Gwynedd Social Services lied about me and other patients to the police and on oath in attempts to secure convictions against us. Huw Vaughan Thomas was Chief Exec of Gwynedd County Council when Patient F was denied access to his own baby on the basis of unproven allegations that he was a ‘risk’ to the baby. The baby was brought up in the care of a family with two adult male sex offenders in the household. F and other people raised concerns about one of these offenders and Gwynedd Social Services admitted that he had confessed to indecently assaulting two 10 year old boys. No action was taken against him, not even when he and his friend subsequently offered their services as babysitters and yet more complaints were made about them. F was never given access to his own child and the family whom Gwynedd placed F’s baby with later left the area. F never saw his child again and did not know where he was. See previous posts.

Huw Vaughan Thomas was appointed as Chief Exec of Gwynedd County Council in the middle of the North Wales Police’s investigation into the possibility of a VIP paedophile ring in north Wales/Chester. The investigation was closed in 1992 and the police stated that no evidence of any ring had been found.

The child protection officer who denied F access to his child and who refused to even hold a case conference when F raised concerns that his baby could be at risk from the sex offenders in the household where his baby was being raised was Jo Bott. Jo Bott was a former police officer who was subsequently employed by Gwynedd Social Services.

Jo Bott alleged that F’s new wife had been ‘harassing’ the mother of F’s baby and ordered F’s wife to ‘leave her alone’. F’s wife had had no contact with the mother of F’s child since the baby was about two weeks old. The contact then was a visit to deliver clothes and a present for the baby. Because as Jo Bott knew damn well, F’s new wife had been friends with F and his stepchildren for a number of years and had paid for meals and lent the family money when they needed it. Hadn’t she Bott??? In fact the reason that she got to know F was that he found out about the attempts to imprison her on the part of Gwynedd Social Services and the Top Doctors and having been wrongfully imprisoned himself by the same people, F offered advice. F also offered other Empowered Service Users who were being abused and neglected by Jo Bott’s colleagues advice, which was why so many people used to congregate at his house in Bethesda…

Then there was the visit that F received from armed men when he put his house up for sale. No of course he didn’t tell Bott et al, but all the Empowered Service Users knew about it.

 

After Bott told F’s new wife to leave the mother of F’s baby alone, F’s new wife received nearly £1000 worth of bills from F’s former partner which had been run up in F’s name, along with a demand that she pay them. Then a few weeks later came a demand for some baby equipment. Oh then after that F and his new wife were offered baby photos of the baby that F was not allowed to visit – accompanied by a demand for more money of course…

Leave her alone??? F and his new wife wished that the malicious cow had moved to Jupiter but it really was quite difficult to escape her as the baby was wheeled past their house at regular intervals.

Then there was Martin, a young man who had witnessed everything re F’s baby, who was found dead in the road near Bethesda, at about the time that Huw Vaughan Thomas took up his job as Auditor General for Wales. Martin had witnessed rather more as well, because he was the father of the baby of F’s former partner’s daughter’s baby. Martin applied for custody when he discovered that the mother of his baby was battering the living daylights out of the baby. Gwynedd Social Services told Martin that they would be awarding custody to his former partner if she turned up to the hearing. Fortunately for Martin and his daughter, Mandy couldn’t even be arsed to go to the hearing so Martin was able to bring up his little girl. Until he was found dead that was.

So Huw Vaughan Thomas, who presided over this nightmare, had the final say on Merfyn’s performance as Chair of the Betsi Board!!!

For the full background on Huw Vaughan Thomas and his long list of public appointments – Huw has also been Chief Executive of Denbighshire County Council and a member of the Parole Board, among many other things – see post ‘I Know Nuzzing…’.

Huw: presided over a murderous paedophile gang:

Poor leadership a 'barrier' to safety, says watchdog - BBC ...

 

Why was there was vacancy as the Auditor General for Wales for Huw to step into? The vacancy arose when Jeremy Colman, the former Auditor General for Wales, resigned and was in 2010 jailed for the possession of child porn (see post ‘The Reality Is, There Is No Problem’).

 

Huw Vaughan Thomas wasn’t the only person who was responsible for those harsh words about Merfyn, I must be fair here. After all, HIW compiled the report in partnership with Huw Vaughan Thomas. The Chief Executive of HIW was Dr Peter Higson. Peter Higson had previously been a clinical psychologist at the North Wales Hospital; the manager of the North Wales Hospital Denbigh and the manager of the mental health services across the whole of north Wales. Peter Higson was a colleague of Dafydd’s and a good friend of Fergus Lowe.

Peter Higson had a little break away from his multiple roles in the NHS as a facilitator of Dafydd’s gang. In the early years of the millennium, Higson was the interim Chief Executive of ELWa, a Welsh quango responsible for education and training. The Chair of ELWa was Enid Rowlands. Who is married to Huw Vaughan Thomas. Enid is a psychology graduate who comes from north Wales! Just like Peter! There was a bit of a row in 2003 when Enid was Chair of ELWa because £2 million found its way into the pockets of a company called Avanti and no-one could explain where the money had gone after that. Enid refused to resign, even when it was revealed that accounting procedures had not been followed and that conflicts of interest had not been declared when Peter was appointed as interim Chief Exec of ELWa, even though Peter was a Director of the North Wales Health Authority and Enid Chaired that Authority!

Enid has clocked up nearly as many public appointments as her husband has. Among other things, Enid was/is Chair of the Solicitors’ Regulation Authority; was a member of the GMC for eight years; was UK Chair of Victim Support; was a member of the North Wales Police Authority; was/is a member of the S4C Authority; was/is a member of BUPA Council. See previous posts, including ‘Dirty Rotten Scoundrels’.

  • Gwasanaethau cyfreithiol i bawb, nid i’r lleiafrif – Golwg360

 

ELWa eventually disappeared in disgrace although sadly Enid didn’t and Peter Higson was appointed as the Chief Executive of the newly created HIW. In that role, Peter Higson refused to investigate all of my very serious complaints about the North West Wales NHS Trust. But then Peter had, years previously, refused to investigate all of my complaints about Dafydd et al and Gwynedd Social Services.

 

So, after Merfyn was set up and blown out as Chair of the Betsi, a new Chair was appointed. It was Dr Peter Higson. After Higson took up the Chair of the Betsi Board, HIW was declared to be in such a sorry state that it was ‘not fit for purpose’. Peter Higson was the only Chief Executive that HIW had ever had and he had been there from its creation.

Do any readers know if the creation of HIW might have been the idea of a man called Peter Higson or one of his friends or relatives?

When Peter Higson was appointed Chair of the Betsi Board, Margaret Hanson was appointed as his Vice-Chair. Margaret had previously worked as a children’s and family social work team leader for Cheshire Social Services. Dafydd’s gang operated in Cheshire as well as in north Wales, through the social services. Margaret was also a Councillor in Cheshire. Margaret Hanson is married to David Hanson, the Labour MP for Delyn in north east Wales. David was also a Councillor in Cheshire; Davies was appointed as Miranda’s PPS in 2001, when all those people were yelling in the aftermath of the publication of the Waterhouse Report that Waterhouse had been a huge cover-up. See previous posts for further info about the Hansons.

When Peter and Margaret took over at the Betsi, Margaret commented to the media that she was appalled at the state of the Betsi and she really didn’t know what those previously at the helm had been thinking of.

It is now more than five years since Merfyn and Mary resigned from the Betsi. Mary sadly died of cancer a few years ago, but not before the ‘Daily Mail’ published an article about her, denouncing ‘her shameful legacy’. There has been scandal after scandal after scandal at the Betsi since Mary and Merfyn resigned. There have been allegations of severe staff bullying and an Angel who blew the whistle on the Tawel Fan Scandal, the biggest EMI patient abuse scandal in the history of the UK, received death threats and was sacked by the Board. Not one of the Angels who were filmed undercover swearing at patients who were crawling around naked on floors covered in faeces and urine was disciplined. The Angels gave interviews to the ‘Daily Post’ stating that there was nothing wrong with the care in Tawel Fan ward and that the relatives who complained were ‘troublemakers’. Some of the same Angels were subsequently caught abusing patients in the ward to which they had been transferred after Tawel Fan closed down. None of them have been disciplined.

The obstetric service at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd was found to be so dangerous that a hit squad was sent in from the Welsh Gov’t to ‘turn it around’. There were accusations that the behaviour of one obstetrician was so crazed and intimidating that it had caused meltdown in the service. Phil Banfield is the senior obstetrician at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd. The Board was placed in special measures and the first goal of the hit squad was to ‘achieve normality’ in the maternity service. The Board remains in special measures all these years later because normality has still not been achieved.

The abnormality of the obstetric service at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd had obviously been missed by Huw Vaughan Thomas’s wife Enid, who was Chair of the North Wales Health Authority long before Mary and Merfyn got near the Betsi. But Peter Higson, being a Director of the North Wales Health Authority had missed the abnormality along with Enid. But then Peter’s mate Prof Bob Woods from the School of Psychology at Bangor University has been north Wales’s expert in dementia care for decades now, so he must have been something to do with the abnormality at Tawel Fan. Another of Peter’s many roles was that of a lecturer on the clinical psychology course at Bangor University. Bob Woods was Director of that course and before the North Wales Hospital was closed down, clin psy students did their ‘training’ placements under the lecherous eye – and hands – of Dafydd.

Peter Higson is also a member of the Council at Bangor University. After Peter was appointed to the Council, Bangor University awarded Peter’s sister, Dr Ruth Hussey, an honorary degree. Ruth was Chief Medical Officer for Wales, 2012-16. Ruth was CMO for Wales when the Betsi was failing to achieve normality, in spite of the best efforts of the hit squad from the Welsh Gov’t. See post ‘Topsy and Tim’ for further details of Peter And Ruth’s biographies.

 

Well after Merfyn and Mary resigned, the Betsi Board effectively went bankrupt and the Welsh Gov’t bailed it out. Several times. But still the Board couldn’t manage. The Board has a recruitment crisis in every aspect of its work, no-one wants to work for the NHS in north Wales in any capacity. Litigation against the Board is soaring and the Public Services Ombudsman for Wales has spoken out repeatedly about the worrying number of complaints that he is dealing with about the Betsi. The mortality and suicide rates for north Wales are some of the worst in Europe and have got worse since Mary and Merfyn departed.

Since Mary and Merfyn resigned, the Betsi’s performance, on every measure, has plummeted and the Board has sunk so deeply into the red that it doesn’t make sense for the Welsh Gov’t to talk about giving the Betsi a bail out to enable it to balance the books. The Board is bankrupt, has been for quite some time and it is sinking deeper and deeper and deeper.

 

The Tory AM Mark Isherwood some months ago made a speech in the Senedd in despair at the state of the Betsi and the patient harm and deaths, ending it with ‘this cannot be allowed to continue’. Vaughan Gething, the Welsh Gov’ts Minister for Health told Mark to stop talking down the NHS.

As for those politicians who sat in silence in that public meeting some six years ago while an organised mob hurled threats and abuse at Merfyn and Mary, they are still in office. One was Darren Millar, the Tory AM for Clwyd West. To be fair to Darren, he is the only politician who in recent years has called for prosecutions with regard to the abuse of patients at the Betsi.

Another of the politicians was Plaid’s Llyr Huws Gruffydd. I had met Llyr before I saw him sit in silence at that meeting. I had previously e mailed him and given him full details of the extended neglect and abuse of a friend of mine at the hands of the mental health services in north Wales. Llyr wrote me a very nice e mail back saying that this sounded shocking. When the mental health services heard that I was writing to politicians, they admitted my, by then, very very ill, suicidal friend to a psych ward in Wrexham Maelor Hospital. Llyr turned up and the Angel in charge told him that there were no problems at all re my friend. Llyr told me that my friend was in safe hands. My friend was discharged the next day and, once more, unlawfully refused NHS care. He became destitute and nearly died some months later. I never heard from Llyr again, although I did e mail him and tell him what was happening to my friend.

The third politician who sat in silence at the public meeting was the Labour AM for the Vale of Clwyd, Ann Jones. Ann Jones regularly comments on her support for the NHS and its wonderful staff. She has never said a word about the escalating horror prevailing at the Betsi since Mary and Merfyn’s departure. But then Ann Jones never said a word about the North Wales Child Abuse Scandal despite being on the scene throughout it all. Jones was born and educated in Rhyl, was a Rhyl Town Councillor and a Denbighshire County Councillor. Ann Jones is Deputy Presiding Officer of the Welsh Assembly. I am still on the mailing list for many of the things which I was involved when I was still in Wales and a few days ago I was invited to a Wimmins Event with Ann as a guest speaker. I’ll give that one a miss, I don’t want to be told that Ann is my role model. Even if I did feel in need of a role model, I would not choose Ann.

 

A third person resigned along with Merfyn and Mary, that was Dr Lyndon Miles, the Vice-Chair of the Betsi Board. I always found Lyndon very pleasant and approachable and after the threats and abuse at the public meeting, I bumped into him in a cafe and he told me that the Board were getting a very bad time but they were determined to see this through. Two weeks later Lyndon resigned and I think that he resigned before Mary and Merfyn.

Lyndon wasn’t crazed and threatening like the other Top Doctors, but he definitely knew what they were doing and had known for years. Lyndon is a GP and arrived in Bangor in about 1984, when the gang called for reinforcements. The reinforcements were all like Lyndon, they weren’t obviously mad a la Dafydd et al but they colluded with Dafydd and the gang. Lyndon was a GP in the Student Health Centre in UCNW, he worked with Dr D.G.E. Wood, Liz Stables and Gwynne the lobotomist who were facilitating the trafficking ring. Lyndon was the GP of my housemate Anne Vernon when she was killed by the gang. Lyndon was also the GP of the young female psych patient who was used for sex by the junior gynaecologists of Ysbyty Gwynedd, made pregnant twice by them and then coerced into abortions which they had arranged. She was subsequently refused all NHS treatment and told that if she wanted to access care she’d have to move to England. See post ‘Another Case Of Not Knowing?’

Lyndon worked as a GP in north Wales throughout the worst of Dafydd’s gang; he was there during the rapes of the kids in care, the unlawful denial of access to NHS abortions anywhere in north Wales thus forcing women into the hands of the dangerous ‘private’ abortionist in Chester, the framing of victims of the gang, the banging them up in high security hospitals, the constant suspicious deaths and suicides, the forging of records and throughout the Waterhouse Inquiry, Lyndon knew about it all and he has never said a word. He also knew what happened to me. Lyndon also spent years as Vice-Chair of the Gwynedd Local Health Board. Lyndon knows all about the murdering criminal bastards.

Lyndon is now Chair of St David’s Hospice, an institution run entirely by Dafydd’s gang. Alun Davies became Chief Exec of St David’s Hospice when the deaths and suicides of patients and staff at the Hergest Unit meant that even Davies was too embarrassed to remain as the Director of the mental health services for the NW Wales NHS Trust any longer. When Davies retired from St David’s Hospice just a few years ago, Trystan Pritchard was appointed Chief Executive. See post ‘The CEOs of St David’s Hospice’.

 

It is clear that Dafydd’s gang and their associates did indeed precipitate a situation in which patients died at the Betsi in order to cover Merfyn with crap and force him to resign as Chair.

Perhaps someone needs to hold the following people to account:

The Director of the Pathology labs who knew that infection was raging throughout the hospitals managed by the Board but did not control the situation or keep Merfyn and Mary informed. That person is Dr Avril Wayte. Avril is a member of the Board of Dafydd’s charidee CAIS.

Avril is married to Dr Donald Wayte, a retired pathologist. For years, Donald Wayte was the senior pathologist for north Wales. Highlights of Don’s career included accusing parents, in public, who’s children had died of SIDS of having murdered them on the basis of absolutely no evidence at all and taking the 15 yr old son of a friend of his into the hospital to work with him without gaining permission or ethical clearance from anyone. The teenager had a lovely time, he saw the dead bodies, the lot, thanks to dear old Don.

Don played a key role in many a Nasty Case and an ‘Orrible Murder, what with ruling the roost over the whole of north Wales for many of the years that Dafydd’s gang ran riot, years in which north Wales became famous for its corruption in medico-legal circles, the fitting up of innocent people and the ludicrous explanations for the suspicious deaths of so many victims of and witnesses to the crimes of Dafydd’s gang. People were found hanging, found dead from overdoses, they were hit by cars, they fell out of windows, down embankments, out of trains going at speed, they were killed in fires, there was no end to the untimely and unfortunate deaths of so many in north Wales who had encountered Dafydd et al. The coroner or judge presiding over the trial often relied on the evidence of Dafydd’s mate Don.

Don was the pathologist who gave evidence at the July 1996 trial of Howard Hughes. Hughes was found guilty of the 1995 rape and murder of a little girl called Sophie Hook, who disappeared from a tent in a garden in Llandudno and who’s body was later recovered from the sea. Howard was a wrong ‘un, everyone knew that, especially the police. Howard had a chromosome abnormality which caused him to grow very tall, he is getting on for 7 foot high. Howard also has learning disabilities and cannot read and write, so he could not read the statement that he made to the police. Howard has always denied knowing anything at all about Sophie’s disappearance. He came under suspicion because he was seen on a footpath near the garden from where Sophie disappeared. But nowhere near the time that Sophie disappeared. Furthermore, the garden where Sophie was camping is in a suburban part of Llandudno, so a lot of people were on that path.

The police seemed to know that they were looking for a big man with learning difficulties because they told the world that they were looking for a big brute. They found one shortly after saying that and arrested Howard. They had to release him again because there was absolutely no evidence linking him with the crime. While Howard was out, the police raided his house and most conveniently found child porn. So he was re-arrested. Howard was remanded in custody and when he was in prison on remand, another prisoner, a convicted child sex offender maintained that Howard had confessed to Sophie’s rape and murder. The account that this prisoner gave of Howard’s confession sounded rather like the fantasy of a child sex offender. That statement was the only evidence linking Howard to the Sophie’s disappearance. Everything else was pure speculation, including the allegation of ‘he was seen carrying her dead body’. No he wasn’t. Someone said that they thought that they saw someone who might have been Howard carrying a sack with something in it late one night. But there was no evidence that the person was Howard, if indeed such a person was seen and who knows what was in the sack, if there was a sack, which was far from certain. There was absolutely no evidence against Howard except for the confession of a convicted sex offender who also admitted that sometimes he did make things up but he hadn’t on this occasion.

Dafydd’s mate Don gave an account of the terrible injuries that had been inflicted on Sophie’s body, but true to form, Don didn’t just confine himself to that. Don explained exactly what Howard had done to Sophie. How Don knew this I don’t know, because much of his evidence could not have been extrapolated from the injuries postmortem on a body recovered from the sea, but Don Knew. See previous posts for further details.

When Howard Hughes was sentenced, the world heard the details of his previous, which was terrible, I would be wary of someone with a criminal record like Howard’s. Indeed, I nearly was someone with a criminal record like Howard’s. If every attempt that Dafydd and the gang had made to fit me up had been successful, I would have a criminal record like Howard Hughes. And it would all be a load of cobblers.

Howard was arrested, convicted and imprisoned at the time that Dafydd’s gang repeatedly tried to fit me up for serious offences by planting evidence, committing perjury and I am told, paying people to lie about me. The gang became very busy after 1994, because Brown had sent them yet more evidence of Dafydd trying to bribe me into dropping my complaint about him and I and another patient also had a meeting with two members of the Mental Health Act Commission and told then that serious complaints about Dafydd were not being investigated, including that of him sexually exploiting patients. Our complaints were still not investigated, but we were arrested.

The reason why I am so cautious before screaming for Howard’s knackers on a platter, is that from quite a young age, everyone responsible for Howard’s diagnoses, care and ‘assessments’ were associates of Dafydd and the gang. Howard had also been in Bryn Estyn, where he maintained that he was abused. Howard’s claim for compensation re Bryn Estyn was rejected on the grounds that he had serious criminal convictions. But then most of the boys from Bryn Estyn did, because if they weren’t brutalised and driven mad by being beaten and gang raped, they were fitted up by Dafydd’s gang to discredit them. Howard had also spent time in Garth Angharad, the ‘hospital for mentally abnormal criminals’ near Dolgellau. Except that it wasn’t a hospital at all, it was an isolated building hidden away which was owned by a solicitor who was later struck off for stealing his clients’ money. Before that occurred, the struck off solicitor had owned and managed children’s homes and schools, where the kids had been abused. Even Ronnie Waterhouse didn’t have a good word to say about the owner of Garth Angharad, Paul Hett. See previous posts.

I didn’t know of the existence of Garth Angharad until a few years ago when I received my own files. In the late 1980s, when I was sitting in a London medical school as a postgrad student, a case conference had been held about me in Garth Angharad, without my knowledge, by a man of whom I had never heard, who took evidence about me from people of whom I had never heard. The conclusion was that I was extremely dangerous, capable of murder and should be banged up in a high security hospital as soon as poss. See post ‘The Night Of The (Dr Chris) Hunter’. The reason why the case conference about me was held in Garth Angharad was that the man who held it, Dr Chris Hunter, of whom I had never heard, was visiting Garth Angharad to see one of his patients there. Hunter was a mate of Dafydd’s gang which was why Tony Francis and Dafydd had asked him to hold a case conference about me. Chris Hunter also had patients in Ashworth Hospital – where patients were raped and beaten by Angels, one patient being battered to death – in Whitchurch Hospital and in the Caswell Clinic in Bridgend. All of these places were receptacles for the victims of Dafydd’s gang who complained about him. They were hospitals in name only.

 

The Top Doctor who used to sit on the Betsi Board as the Top Docs’ representative at the time of Merfyn’s resignation has more than a few questions to answer. I can’t remember his name, but he was rude, awkward as fuck and highly defensive. He refused to co-operate with anything that Merfyn and Mary suggested re improvements in patient care and he took an entrenched position on absolutely everything.

 

The Health Minister who so willingly accepted Merfyn’s resignation and smugly announced that he would be appointing a replacement, which was Peter Higson was of course this blog’s old friend Mark Drakeford. Drakeford worked as a social worker for Dyfed Social Services when a paedophile gang operated in Dyfed Social Services which had links to Dafydd’s gang. Drakeford served as Rhodri Morgan’s SPAD for years while the slaughter continued apace in north Wales and when serious complaints went uninvestigated. When Drakeford was Health Minister, bombs went off under him constantly, NHS deaths, scandals, corrupt practices, the lot. He refused to accept responsibility for any of it. During that time, I wrote to Drakeford and gave him full details of a medical research fraud that I had witnessed. I did not receive a reply and some three weeks later, Drakeford appeared with members of the team who perpetrated the fraud at a media PR event, promoting the fraud.

Just a few weeks ago, Mark Drakeford’s 31 year old son was sentenced to eight years in prison for the prolonged violent rape of a young woman. Drakeford junior was also charged with grooming a child.

 

Martin Jones, the Director of the Workforce at the Betsi who hated Merfyn and Mary, was one of the leaders of the lynch mob and after all those scandals at the Betsi was appointed Director of Investigations for NHS Wales. Martin is now the ultimate man for investigating complaints in Wales’s NHS…

 

The PM when Merfyn was forced out by a bunch of psychopaths who conspired to allow patients die to make him look bad was Lord Snooty the Third. Health is a devolved responsibility, so the Betsi was nothing to do with Lord Snooty the Third, but as previous posts (eg. Lord Snooty The Third) explained, Lord Snooty had a great deal to do with what was going on in north Wales. As indeed did Cherie, Miranda, Gordon Brown and Ed Miliband (see post ‘Lest We Forget’).

 

The Torygraph, the newspaper most supportive of Lord Snooty the Third, some 10 years ago, ran a flattering report about an Angel from Ysbyty Gwynedd, Stephen Gallagher, who was in the TA and while on duty in Afghanistan, had ‘saved a boy’s life’. The story was substantially untrue, breached confidence and put the lives of the boy and his family at risk. I had made a complaint about Gallagher some months previously, after he had refused to treat me and threatened me. Martin Jones destroyed the CCTV that showed Gallagher doing this. I was told that the senior managers of the NW Wales NHS Trust had given the story about Major Gallagher the War Hero to the Torygraph. I was also told that before he had threatened me, there was already a note on Gallagher’s HR file saying that his competence and integrity could not be relied upon, after a Top Doctor made a complaint about him. Some time after Gallagher appeared in the Torygraph, he threatened me again and two witnesses made a statement detailing what they had seen. One of the witnesses worked at Ysbyty Gwynedd and then Gallagher threatened her. She was subsequently accused of conspiring with me to ‘get’ the Trust Board. There was no investigation into any of the complaints that arose from any of this. See post ‘Two Dangerous, Very Dishonest Nurses’.

 

For crying out loud, get it into your heads everyone, Dafydd’s gang don’t have and never did have any limits. They fitted complainants up and had them imprisoned for years or banged up in high security hospitals and they murdered witnesses. They have ruled north Wales for decades and what a legacy there is. I thought that they were pretty bloody stupid coming after a young woman with a postgrad degree in medical sciences, but they stop at nothing, nothing at all. They made statements claiming that I had attempted to stab someone. Then admitted that no, I had done no such thing. They made statements saying that I had tried to throttle someone. Then admitted that no, I had done no such thing. They made statements saying that I was known to carry and use weapons. They were not able to show evidence of this. Or of their allegation that I had held an Angel hostage. Or that I have been in prison for attacking someone with a knife. Or that I had sexually assaulted a psychiatrist. Yet no-one would take action against this lot, no-one.

Then in 2013 they let a load of patients die because they wanted to force out a man who had been a VC and Governor of the BBC and who’s wife had died at their hands. I recommend that Merfyn hires a lawyer and obtains copies of his medical records. They probably explain that it was really him who raped that young woman, not Mark Drakeford’s son at all, but what with his wicked ways, Merfyn blamed it all on Drakeford junior.

Just for the record: Merfyn was my ultimate boss for a number of years when I worked at Bangor University. I never ever witnessed him raise his voice to anyone, swear at anyone, lose his temper or even be rude to someone else. I saw him look really fucking exasperated as the paedophiles’ friends insulted him, shouted at him in public and refused to do the jobs for which they were so generously paid while treating staff and students appallingly. He should have broken his code of conduct and fucking well flattened the lot of them.

Now, all the names of those worthless bastards who assisted in the deaths of those patients to force Merfyn to resign please, to me at this blog or via my e mail address and I’ll name every one of them…

 

Here he is in his well-dressed man disguise, you can tell he’s a wrong ‘un:

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Someone else who’s attempted a well-dressed man disguise:

‘There is no evidence that Dr Jones ever behaved unprofessionally or in any way that was not in the best interests of his patients.’

Dr Dafydd Alun Jones