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…
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…
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.
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:
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’.
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 theThird. 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 EdMiliband (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:
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.’
My post ‘The Battle For The Labour Party’s Soul’ discussed the shenanigans in the Bermondsey Labour Party in the 1980s and the homophobic hate campaign against Peter Tatchell, which was orchestrated by a group of people who were not gay rights activists like Tatchell, but who were instead sending numerous children in the care of Southwark Borough Council – Southwark Borough Council covered Bermondsey as well as Peckham and Dulwich – into the embrace of Dafydd’s trafficking gang in north Wales and who continued to do this even in the wake of the most serious complaints about the abuse of Southwark children while they were in children’s homes in north Wales.
A trafficking racket was not the only criminal activity facilitated. Bob Mellish, the Labour MP for Bermondsey, 1946-82, was also involved in large scale civic corruption and was a business associate of the notoriously crooked former Leader of Newcastle-upon-Tyne City Council, 1960-65, T. Dan Smith, who’s empire was originally in the North East of England but who caused havoc across much of the UK during the 1960s and 70s as his empire expanded (see previous posts). T. Dan Smith specialised in corruption with regard to planning and building in local authorities and ended up going to prison. Bob Mellish’s Ministerial responsibilities brought him into contact with the Civil Service mandarin Dame Evelyn Sharp who oiled the wheels of such corruption in the fields of planning and construction, as well as a number of Ministers and Secretaries of State who concealed the organised abuse and associated crime of Dafydd and linked gangs. Mellish was networked with other MPs, some of whom such as Simon Hughes were not in the Labour Party themselves but who joined in the bashing of Tatchell for their own benefit and who also kept quiet about the organised abuse and local authority corruption.
I also explained in ‘The Battle For The Labour Party’s Soul’ how Mellish, who was styled as the Authentic Voice Of The Working Class Cockney, did Thatcher’s Gov’t a massive favour by accepting Michael Heseltine’s offer of an appointment as the Vice-Chairman of the LDDC (London Docklands Development Corporation) in 1981. The Labour Party was opposed to the LDDC but Friend Of The Common People Mellish was happy to help Thatch out nonetheless. The LDDC decimated the lives and opportunities of the disadvantaged citizens of Mellish’s constituency and the surrounding area.
My post ‘The Bodies Beneath Canary Wharf’ described the role of local politicians in Tower Hamlets such as Sir Robin Wales in the development of Docklands, again resulting in very little benefit to the local people. Dafydd’s gang operated in Tower Hamlets as well as Shoreditch (see posts eg. ‘Tower Hamlets, Paul Boateng and Tessa Jowell’ and ‘Apocalypse Now’) and a number of Top Doctors/NHS personnel ensured that they picked up more than a few crumbs from the table as Thatcher’s Gov’t bought off everyone who knew about the trade in disadvantaged children and young people between London and north Wales. One person who did very nicely out of it all was Sir Sam Everington, who as a young Top Doctor in the 1980s – Everington is a barrister as well – gained himself a reputation as the BMA’s in-house radical, raising concerns about the hours and working conditions of junior Top Doctors and racism in medicine. Sam was a leading light in the BMA when the BMA was providing Dr Tony Francis and Dafydd et al in north Wales with advice and support with regard to having me framed for serious crimes and transferred to a high security psychiatric hospital. Not only did Sam not mention a word about this or the abuse of vulnerable people which was being facilitated by those we know and love, but Sam evolved into exactly the sort of complacent, privileged old BMA fart whom he once pretended that he wanted to cleanse medicine of.
Then – A Nice Young Doctor:
Now – Sir Sam Everington of The King’s Fund and a Great Deal Else:
The Chairman of the LDDC was Sir Nigel Broackes, the founder of Trafalgar House, one of the UK’s largest contracting businesses. Broackes was born in Wakefield, Yorkshire – Jimmy Savile country – and was educated at Brambletye School, Sussex and Stowe School. Broakes joined Stewart & Hughman, a firm of Lloyd’s underwriters, upon leaving school. He then did his national service and was commissioned into the Royal Armoured Corps in 1953.
After completing his national service, with the support of Eastern International, a small finance house, Broackes started buying up bomb sites in London. Eastern International became Trafalgar House and Broackes took a 21% stake in the business when it was first listed on the London Stock Exchange in 1963. In 1964 the company took a 49% stake in Bridge Walker, a construction company owned by Victor Matthews. Broackes and Matthews subsequently worked together to build Trafalgar House into a huge business. Trafalgar House owned the Cunard Line, 1971-98, although Broackes resigned in 1992 following heavy losses associated with a diversification into offshore activities.
Broackes was appointed Chairman of the LDDC in 1979. He resigned from that post in 1984 and in the same year was knighted for his role at the LDDC.
1984 was the year that the threats from the Top Doctors began to reign down upon Brown and I. Mary Wynch was on her way to the Master of the Rolls by then and Dafydd and the paedophiles had sent up distress flares, resulting in the arrival of reinforcements both in UCNW (Bangor University) and the local NHS, in the form of people such as Professor Eric Sunderland, Tony and Sadie Francis and Dr Lyndon Miles (see previous posts). In 1984 Alison Taylor had begun to blow the whistle on the abuse of children in care in north Wales and had been called to a disciplinary hearing by Gwynedd County Council. In Oct 1984, Alison’s concerns about the welfare of children in care in north Wales were denounced as ‘unjustified’ by Detective Inspector Gregson.
The security services had Brown and I under surveillance by 1984 (see previous posts), but nobody thought to tell us the level of concern that there was regarding the activities of the health and social care sectors in north Wales. Instead, MI5 watched Gwynne the lobotomist and Dr D.G.E. Wood forge medical records and lie about us to third parties. They watched those we know and love do that to other witnesses as well. We are now being told by Gov’t and the police that it was difficult bringing that gang to justice because ‘the witnesses were not considered credible’. Of course we weren’t, MI5 watched in silence as we were smeared and fitted up for crimes to ensure that we could be denounced as, er, not credible.
There was a piece on The Guardian Online yesterday about an activist group called ‘Sisters Uncut’ who are going apeshit about witnesses/victims of sex offenders being forced to hand over personal information such as counselling and medical records to the police in the event of their (alleged) assailants being prosecuted. The info is made available to the defence and to their alleged assailants and is used to discredit the complainants. This has been standard practice for years. It is why so many ludicrous things were written about me on my medical records, without my knowledge and it is why it took me more than 20 years and a High Court case to obtain copies of my own records. Which of course contained evidence of serious wrongdoing on the part of everyone who had fitted me up.
Sisters Uncut: I do believe that people accused should have fair trials. The answer, in terms of defending yourselves if you are the complainant, is to not go near a counsellor or a Top Doctor. They are not there to help you. They are corrupt to the core and they are there to assist a corrupt state apparatus which has abused thousands of vulnerable citizens. Please, no matter how bad you feel, keep away from them until those professions have been completely cleaned up (which is going to take a very long time). The biggest mistake that I ever made was to have anything to do with the vile perjuring bastards. Dafydd and Gwynne the lobotomist were recorded undercover trying to get their legs over me and others and they then received 100% protection and support from the state and their proud ‘profession’ when we complained. By the way, Dafydd et al also used their positions to extract information from patients about people who were a risk to those patients and Dafydd et al then contacted those people and did deals with them; they are 100% toxic.
Rebel police people who are banging on at me to name more Somerset folk from years ago whom you claim gave info to Dafydd et al in order to smear me: No. You knew what they were doing at the time – it is how you are able to give me details now all these years later – everyone was under surveillance but the info was used to attack Brown and me and our supporters. You chose to do that, you didn’t want us, you wanted a gang of criminals. That’s what you have got. If you want to mount prosecutions against them, then tell the security services to release the undercover recordings. I’m not interested in constantly arguing the toss and defending myself against ludicrous allegations which everyone knew were untrue at the time. I’ll make the same comment to you as I always did to that silly old twat Dafydd and his minions when they demanded that I give them ‘my side of the story’ after they had made things up about me and written it down as fact: No, piss off. You’ve know what lies you have told and I am not interested in the insanities of Top Docs or Top Cops who’ve now got egg on their faces. A lot of people told the most disgusting lies about Brown and me to protect a gang of paedophiles and you went along with them. Live with it.
Nigel Broackes married Joyce Horne and they had two children. Whether Joyce Horne is any relation to Bangor University’s Professor Pauline Horne, the long-standing mistress of Prof Fergus Lowe and someone who knew all about Dafydd and the gang (see post ‘Feet In Chains’) I do not know. Broackes died in Chelsea, in Sept 1999, five months before the publication of the Waterhouse Report.
So Dafydd and the gang had Mr Big of the LDDC and Trafalgar House to help cover their arses throughout the many cover-ups. Although Mr Big was yet another person who could have named names who pegged out just before Ronnie Waterhouse finished the job.
Ioan Bowen Rees, Chief Exec of Gwynedd County Council while the paedophile gang made merry in the Council’s children’s homes and who was County Secretary of Dyfed County Council when a gang linked to Dafydd’s gang operated in the Social Services in Dyfed, died in May 1999. Lord Max Beloff, Ioan’s friend, died in March 1999. Lord Max was one of the movers and shakers behind the private University of Buckingham, Thatch’s favourite University of which Thatch became Chancellor (see previous post). Lord Max was the dad of Michael Beloff QC, Cherie’s colleague and pal of both Cherie and Miranda. It was Michael Beloff QC who was the legal adviser to Municipal Mutual, the insurers of the North Wales Police and Clwyd County Council and who ensured that the Jillings Report of 1996 into the abuse of children in the care of Clwyd County Council since 1974, was not made available to anyone at all, not even to Clwyd’s Councillors (see post ‘It’s A Piece Of Cake…’).
Albert Joseph Ward, known as Reg Ward, was the first Chief Executive of the LDCC, 1981-88. Reg was the son of a miner and was born in the Forest of Dean. He went to the East Dean Grammar School, Cinderford, Gloucestershire. Reg joined the RAF and when working as a pilot, he was encouraged to apply for university. He subsequently went to Manchester University and after graduating joined the Inland Revenue as a Tax Inspector.
In his mid-30s Ward had a third change of career, leaving the Inland Revenue for a job as administrator of the architecture department at Lancashire County Council. Ioan Bowen Rees worked as a solicitor for Lancashire County Council for a period of time from the mid-late 1950s. So Reg’s time working for Lancashire CC will have overlapped with Ioan’s and they will have been of about the same seniority in the Council.
A series of local government appointments followed, culminating in Reg becoming Chief Executive of the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham and later of Hereford and Worcester County Council.
The Borough of Hammersmith was responsible for the management of Stamford House Remand Home in Shepherd’s Bush, which during the 1960s and 70s was the focus of successive scandals regarding the sexual abuse of the young people housed there; at that time such complaints very rarely saw the light of day, so it is likely that, as the inmates of Stamford House alleged, the abuse was serious (see post ‘The Case Of The King’s Sperm’).
One of those working at Stamford House at the time of the complaints was Peter Clarke. Peter Clarke was appointed as the first Children’s Commissioner for Wales, 2001-08. Wales was the first nation to install a Children’s Commissioner and was particularly proud of leading the world in this. The Children’s Commissioner was appointed on the recommendation of Sir Ronnie Waterhouse to ensure That It Never Happened Again, although of course according to Ronnie, not very much did happen. Before becoming Children’s Commissioner, Peter Clarke dropped in to do a stint with many other favourite organisations of the paedophile gang, such as being a community care adviser with the Spastics Society (SCOPE) (abuse of clients in the care of SCOPE has been alleged) from 1985 – paedophiles’ friend and Blair’s former PPS David Hanson worked for SCOPE at the time and the Tory Tim Yeo, who ignored organised abuse in various Ministerial roles, was Chief Exec of SCOPE, 1980-83. Clarke was Director of the mental health charidee Rethink – who ignored a letter from me about the gang in north Wales – from 1991. Clarke followed that up with a post as Director of ChildLine Cymru from 1995, when there were allegations that ChildLine Cymru ignored calls from kids in care from north Wales reporting abuse. Before undertaking senior roles with charidees which colluded with Dafydd and the gang, Peter Clarke worked as a social worker in London and Brighton, which were the locations of the brothels owned by John Allen to which children were trafficked. Peter Clarke studied at the Universities of Sussex and Warwick (you’ve guessed it…) and he originally came from Llandudno, as did Gwynne the lobotomist and many other key facilitators of the north Wales gang. For more on Peter’s glittering career, see post ‘Yet Mote Inglorious Bastards’.
Of course Peter Clarke was going to be Wales’s first Children’s Commissioner, Ronnie probably tailored the job spec especially for him.
With regard to Hereford and Worcestershire County Council, it was David Tombs, who was once their Director of Social Services, who in 2014 made headlines when he told journos that in the 1990s he had acquired a list of VIP paedophiles, some of whom lived in Herefordshire and Worcestershire and was told by officials in the DoH that he’d never get anywhere if he tried to deal with this matter, because there are ‘too many of them over there’, allegedly a reference to Westminster crawling with child molesters. After I began writing this blog, I received an e mail from a retired Director of Social Services in England who told me that David Tombs had for years colluded with child abuse in high places and only went public recently when he feared that it was all going to unravel. The social work academic Peter Righton, who in his published work promoted sex between adults and children, lived in the Herefordshire and Worcestershire Social Services area (see previous posts). When Ronnie Waterhouse retired, he bought a house in Herefordshire; he was living there by the time that the Waterhouse Inquiry began. Morris le Fleming, one of the panel members for the Waterhouse Inquiry, had previously worked for the Hereford and Worcestershire Local Authorities.
Reg Ward was a ‘surprise choice’ by Secretary of State for the Environment Michael Heseltine to lead the new Docklands body on its inception in 1980 and for nine months was the only member of staff during its “shadow period” of operation. However this period ‘gave Reg the opportunity to walk extensively through Docklands, drawing pictures of the old warehouses and imagining what possible redevelopments could take place’. A story told by ex LDDC staffers was that Reg’s first work for the organisation took place using a bucket for a seat and an old upturned tea chest as a desk.
Tea chests virtually died out many years ago, but I’ll tell you who had lots and lots of tea chests in his houses – Dafydd. I have no idea what was in them, but Dafydd had tea chests everywhere long after they had largely disappeared off the face of the earth.
It is alleged that there were no concrete ideas regarding how the Docklands should be developed when Ward was appointed. Ward’s wiki entry tells us that ‘Ward’s genius was to be open to new ideas, and to seize opportunities which came along, rather than to create reports and paperwork. Ward said if he had created some grand plan…”we would still be debating and nothing would have got built. Instead, we have gone for an organic, market-driven approach, responding pragmatically to each situation.”‘
Ward invited Michael von Clemm of Credit Suisse First Boston to Docklands to look for a site for a food factory. When von Clemm suggested that the Canary Wharf site might be suitable for offices to house bank trading floors, Ward ‘leapt upon the idea and helped sell it to Gov’t’.
At the LDDC, Reg Ward was responsible for progressing the ideas of Docklands Light Railway, London City Airport, Canary Wharf and he helped Iain Shearer on the ExCeL Exhibition Centre.
Ward’s ‘forthright style’ did not sit well with his colleagues in central Gov’t, in particular Nicholas Ridley, who replaced Heseltine as the Secretary of State for the Environment in 1986. Ward had a total disregard for Civil Service protocol and rules and Ward is said to have once avoided answering phone calls from the Secretary of State for several days because he knew that the call was to say that one of his road projects would be cancelled.
Ward was eased out of his job shortly after the deal on Canary Wharf was signed. However, he is now viewed as the main driver in Gov’t behind the development of London Docklands. Reg Ward went on to work in Barcelona and Sydney on major regeneration projects before being appointed to head the regeneration of St Kitts in the Caribbean. In his later years, Reg ran his own consultancy company and was a regular contributor to debates on urban regeneration and the future of the Thames Gateway.
Ward’s wife Betty pre-deceased him in early 2010. They had two children.
Ward’s Torygraph obituary in Jan 2011 stated that: ‘Ward put Docklands on the map with a cheeky advertising campaign…and a rumbustious approach to getting things done that brooked little role for Left-wing neighbouring boroughs, or indeed for Whitehall protocol. Within five years Ward and his equally ebullient chairman, Sir Nigel Broackes, had confounded LDDC’s critics by achieving a remarkable transformation of one of the most run-down areas in Britain, turning 8.5 square miles of dereliction into a place where people wanted to live and work. His admirers have even claimed that London would never have won the bid for the 2012 Olympic Games had not Ward battled vigorously for better transport links in the East End.
Tessa Jowell was famously given responsibility for the 2012 Olympics and it involved a serious cock-up with security. The bunch of shysters which are G4S were given the contract, having screwed up so many huge Gov’t contracts on previous occasions and true to form, G4S couldn’t fulfil the contract and therefore the British Army were brought in to do the job.
The 2012 Olympics were kicked off with that over-the-top display of All That Is Good About Britain which featured a tribute to the NHS, in which Peter Pan-themed Angels bounced up and down on giant beds with their young patients. I did notice that the bad news NHS stories which I knew were in the pipeline didn’t see the light of day until that hackneyed rubbish had passed. Who was behind that opening scene? Danny Boyle. Danny Boyle was at the time the most hyped graduate of UCNW (Bangor University) (see previous posts). Danny studied at UCNW in the mid-1970s, when UCNW was completely under the control of Dafydd’s gang, who at the time of the 2012 Olympics had unlawfully detained me – yet again – in Wrexham Maelor Hospital.
‘Ward’s greatest achievement was to persuade hard-nosed City and property investors that Docklands revival was going to work. By 1986, the LDDC had spent around £300m of public money, but had succeeded in attracting £1.4 billion in private investment.
His approach was to seize opportunities whenever and wherever they arose. When the American banker Michael von Clemm visited West India Docks looking for a factory site, he became interested instead in the idea of building offices. Ward jumped on this and the resulting scheme became the Canary Wharf development. After several hiccups a contract was eventually signed with Paul Reichman, of the Canadian property developers Olympia and York, in 1987. “You could say that Docklands is a ‘happening’, a happy coincidence of opportunity and accident,” Ward explained.“There have been no master plans or detailed development frameworks.”
But Ward’s style was controversial. The Greater London Council under Ken Livingstone refused to acknowledge the LDDC’s existence and the affected boroughs were furious at having an unelected body within their midst that had sole authority for planning approval. Within the Isle of Dogs Enterprise Zone the LDDC could do virtually whatever it wanted – including offering generous tax breaks to developers…’
Red Ken would have loved to have chucked a spanner in the works of the LDDC, but he couldn’t blow the whistle on Bob Mellish and his mates sending all those kids in care to a trafficking gang in north Wales, because Ken and his accomplices at the GLC were colluding with Dafydd’s gang as well (see previous posts).
‘Moreover, the LDDC faced growing criticism that local people had not benefited from the new development. Unemployment in the area remained above the national average, and beyond the shiny new office blocks, deprivation and grim housing continued to be the norm. Local residents led rallies in protest at the noise, pollution and lack of job opportunities.’
These were the Common People who’s interests Bob Mellish and his crew only ever had at heart.
‘Ward remained unrepentant, protesting that if there had been some grand plan, “we would still be debating and nothing would have got built. Instead, we have gone for an organic, market-driven approach, responding pragmatically to each situation.” A sense of local identity, he argued, could only emerge once the buildings were up.’
I am a little suspicious of the notion that the Docklands development was ‘organic’ and just sort of grew spontaneously as Reg jotted down a few ideas on the upturned tea chest. We are talking millions and millions of public money here and it is interesting to see what exactly sprung up at Docklands. It was a global centre for banking, which I suspect is rather what Thatcher wanted in London. Furthermore, it is now many years since the development of Docklands. I have heard of no sense of local identity existing down there, in fact doesn’t Docklands boast that it is highly cosmopolitan? One of the most cosmopolitan places in the world? You don’t see many Pearly Kings hanging around Canary Wharf. Or many Nans.
‘Ward stepped down from the job of chief executive in September 1987, shortly after signing the contract for the development of Canary Wharf. Though he was held in great regard by those who worked for him, one commentator observed, “the corns he has stepped on would fill more shoes than even Imelda Marcos possessed”….
While Michael Heseltine was a great admirer of his gung-ho approach (as, apparently, was the Duke of Edinburgh), Nicholas Ridley, who became Environment Secretary in 1986, was less enthusiastic….’
The Duke of Edinburgh is not someone known for his sense of local identity, in fact he is famous for managing to be mixed race, an immigrant and a racist old bastard all at once.
‘In 2004 Ward and his wife Betty celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a lunchtime party at their home in Stow-on-the-Wold attended by many of the LDDC’s original staff….’
I don’t know who went to the knees-up but it won’t have been the cleaners who scuttle around Docklands in the small hours in return for a pittance. Stow-on-the-Wold is a Pretty Place In The Cotswolds. At one time the Cotswolds contained a lot of poor people who worked on farms.
Although Brown always hated Laurie Lee, the Cotswolds now contains far more offensive people:
The above resident of the Cotswolds grew up in Cheshire while Dafydd’s gang, including Sir Peter Morrison, were busy there. The President of Morrisons Constituency Conservative Party, the Duke of Westminster – a close friend of Carlo – lived on his estate just down the road. This Cotswolds resident later married an actor who starred in East Enders. Some of the East Enders cast support the work of the Mildmay, the HIV/AIDS centre which sprang up in Shoreditch in the mid 1980s. The Mildmay was founded by NHS staff and politicians who were concealing the activities of Dafydd’s gang and remained schtum when the Mildmay functioned as a hospice for the rent boys controlled by Dafydd’s gang when they began dying of AIDS. See post ‘Apocalypse Now’.
Here’s her boss on his wedding day:
This bridegroom struck a deal with Thatch: if she wrote the legislation to break the unions, he’d pioneer the strategy and in return his newspapers would give their complete support to Thatch’s Gov’t. That is one reason why never a word about Dafydd and the gang has been published in the press. See previous posts.
Rebekah’s friend who lives near her in the Cotswolds famously resigned as PM hours after the nation had voted for Brexit because he didn’t want to do ‘all the hard shit’. He subsequently purchased a very expensive ‘shepherd’s hut’ for his back garden in the Cotswolds, in which he wrote a book which has not received much publicity if indeed it has been published yet. Cameron was so taken by his garden shed that he purchased another £25k ‘shepherd’s hut’ for the back garden of his second home in Cornwall.
This is where Cameron believes that shepherds live:
And Here Is Reg of En Masse Civic Corruption:
Here’s a bit more detail regarding the mind-blowing success which was Canary Wharf:
After Michael von Clemm came up with the idea to convert Canary Wharf into a back office, it was further discussions with G Ware Travelstead which led to proposals for a new business district and included the LDDC developing the Docklands Light Railway. The project was sold to the Canadian company Olympia & Yorke and construction began in 1988, master-planned by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill with Yorke Rosenberg Mardall as their UK advisers and subsequently by Koetter Kim. The first buildings were completed in 1991, including 1 Canada Square, which became the UK’s tallest building at the time and a symbol of the regeneration of Docklands.
By the time that 1 Canada Square had opened, the London commercial property market had collapsed and Olympia and York Canary Wharf Limited filed for bankruptcy in May 1992.
‘£300 million of public money’ was ‘invested’ in the LDDC…
Initially, the City of London saw Canary Wharf as an existential threat. It modified its planning laws to expand the provision of new offices in the City of London, for example, creating offices above railway stations (Blackfriars) and roads (Albans Gate). The resulting oversupply of office space contributed to the failure of the Canary Wharf project.
In Oct 1995, an international consortium that included investors such as Alwaleed, bought control for $1.2 billion. Paul Reichmann was named Chairman and Canary Wharf went public in 1999. The new company was called Canary Wharf Limited and later became Canary Wharf Group.
In 1997, some residents living on the Isle of Dogs launched a lawsuit against Canary Wharf Ltd for private nuisance because the tower interfered with TV signals. The residents lost the case.
Recovery in the property market generally, coupled with continuing demand for large floorplate Grade A office space, slowly improved the level of interest. A critical event in the recovery was the much-delayed start of work on the Jubilee Line Extension, which Miranda’s Gov’t wanted ready for the Millennium Dome celebrations.
Readers may remember that there was chaos at the Millennium Celebrations, because of problems with the Jubilee Line Extension. It didn’t get people to the Dome and New Labour politicians and spin doctors were at each other’s throats. Lilibet really didn’t look as though she was enjoying herself when they all did the countdown to midnight either.
In March 2004, Canary Wharf Group plc was taken over by a consortium of investors, backed by its largest shareholder Glick Family Investments and led by Morgan Stanley using a vehicle named Songbird Estates plc.
This table lists completed buildings in Canary Wharf that are over 60 metres tall:
Ranking by height
One Canada Square
The second-tallest completed building in the UK. Designed by Cesar Pelli, it was the tallest building in the United Kingdom upon completion in 1991. Multi-tenanted; occupiers include The Bank of New York Mellon, the CFA Institute, Clearstream, EEX (European Energy Exchange), Euler Hermes, the International Sugar Organisation, Mahindra Satyam, MetLife, Moody’s Analytics and Trinity Mirror.
8 Canada Square
The joint fifth-tallest completed building in the UK. Occupied by HSBC as its world headquarters.
25 Canada Square
The joint fifth-tallest completed building in the United Kingdom. 25 Canada Square and 33 Canada Square together form a single complex known as the Citigroup Centre. Primarily occupied by Citigroup as its EMEA headquarters. Other tenants include Gain Capital, 3i Infotech, Lehman Brothers (in Administration), Crossrail, Instinet, Munich Re, MWB Group, FIS, Interoute, NYK and Weels Fargo.
One Churchill Place
Occupied by Barclays as its world headquarters. Currently the eighth-tallest building in the United Kingdom, it was originally planned to be 50 stories in height, but was scaled down to 31 after the 11 September attacks.
40 Bank Street
Multi-tenanted; occupiers include Allen & Overy, ANZ Bank, China Construction Bank, Duff & Phelps, Saxo Bank and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom.
25 Bank Street
Occupied by JP Morgan Chase as its European headquarters since 2012.
10 Upper Bank Street
Occupied by Clifford Chance as its world headquarters. Other occupiers include FTSE Group, Infosys, MasterCard, Deutsche Bank and Total.
25 Churchill Place
The building houses the European Medicines Agency from early 2014 and Ernst & Young from 2015.
1 West India Quay
Floors 1–12 are occupied by a Marriott Hotel. Floors 13–33 house 158 apartments.
33 Canada Square
33 Canada Square and 25 Canada Square together form a single complex, see above for details.
1 Cabot Square
Occupied by Credit Suisse.
5 Canada Square
Occupied by Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
25 Cabot Square
Occupied by Morgan Stanley. Morgan Stanley also occupies the nearby 20 Bank Street as its European headquarters. The architect was Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.
25 North Colonnade
Occupied by the Financial Conduct Authority as its headquarters. The architect was John McAslan and Partners.
20 Bank Street
Occupied by Morgan Stanley as its European headquarters. Morgan Stanley also occupies the nearby 25 Cabot Square. It was designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.
20 Churchill Place
Occupied by State Street Bank and Trust Company, Charles River Ventures, Ocean Network Express.
Canary Wharf contains around 16,000,000 square feet (1,500,000 m2) of office and retail space, of which around 7,900,000 square feet (730,000 m2) (about 49%) is owned by Canary Wharf Group. Around 105,000 people work in Canary Wharf – it provided jobs as promised !! – and it is home to the world or European headquarters of numerous major banks, professional services firms and media organisations, including EY, Fitch Ratings, KPMG, MetLife, RBC, S & P Global, State Street, Thomson Reuters and hosts the European Banking Authority.
I can imagine what Nan would say about that lot…
There were media reports yesterday stating that Cameron wants to make a political come-back, possibly as Foreign Secretary. ‘Private Eye’ had a great time with their ‘Lord Snooty and His Pals’ column when Cameron was PM. In 2009, when Cameron was Leader of the Opposition, the Torygraph published an article comparing him to Lord Snooty, a ‘toff’ befriending the poor. However, the Torygraph questioned whether Cameron was the original Lord Snooty, a pleasant boy wanting the best for his friends, or Lord Snooty the Third, a creation of ‘The Beano’ in 2008, a ‘repulsive’ boy who laughs at those less fortunate. Lord Snooty the Third was the grandson of Lord Snooty and had a butler called Parkinson.
I remember him well:
I think that it was Yvette Cooper who pertinently commented that Cameron has done quite enough damage already. Sadly Yvette, I suspect that Lord Snooty the Third’s arrival in the House some 17 years ago was a good deal more sinister than that of an entitled twat thinking that he had a right to be PM. When Lord Snooty the Third was beginning his upward climb, I think it was Conservative Central Office who were said to have received a phone call from Buck House telling them that they were about to meet a ‘most remarkable young man’. Then when Cameron became Tory leader, the Daddy of the LDDC, Heseltine, gave an interview to a broadsheet explaining that Call Me Dave would be gweat as PM and that the first time that Heseltine met Camewon, Camewon was unconscious on Heseltine’s floor, suffering from the after-effects of a party thrown by Heseltine’s nauseating daughter, Annabel, a pal of Dave’s.
Heseltine knew about the paedophile ring in north Wales/Cheshire, he knew what they were doing to my friends and I and he tried to gain as much political capital from it as possible (see previous posts eg. ‘Those Who Are Ready To Serve’ and ‘A Legend Lives’).
Heseltine was behind the multi-million pound fleecing of the taxpayer which was the LDDC, as well as the similar but smaller scale ‘regeneration’ scams eg. the development of Cardiff Bay (see post ‘Corruption Bay Special’). Heseltine personally appointed crooks like Bob Mellish and Reg Wade to the most senior roles on the LDDC. Would anyone, looking at what was going on in Southwark Borough Council, have put Bob Mellish in charge of anything???
Another consideration re Lord Snooty the Third’s rise to the very top of the Tory Party and the associated boosts from the Old Guard: Cameron’s dad Ian was Chairman of White’s Club.
When Ian Cameron was Chairman of White’s, Sir Peter Morrison was a member:
Morrison’s sister Dame Mary was, from 1960 onward, Woman-of-the-Bedchamber to HM Lilibet and Carlo was the Chancellor of UCNW throughout the many years that Dafydd’s gang ran that institution.
Being a courtier is a long-term commitment. Dame Mary was cluttering up Buck House for decades, throughout the many happy years when Morrison was molesting kids in care in north Wales, when Dafydd was illegally imprisoning victims of the paedophile gang in the Denbigh Dungeon and when other victims were found dead.
Here’s Lord Snooty the Third, giving the man who was happy to have a member of a murdering paedophile gang as a member of his hang-out in St James’s a big kiss; Lord Snooty the Third’s pater was so particular regarding as to who was allowed into his club that all women were barred.
Carlo and Prince William are members of White’s.
Lord Snooty the Third was elected as the MP for Witney in June 2001. The year after the Waterhouse Report was published, the month after I qualified as a teacher and just as Dafydd’s gang began yet another all-out attack on me in their desperation to ensure that anything that I said would never be taken seriously. I have a lot more evidence that I haven’t yet put up on this blog Snooty III and some of it leads to you and your network.
Snooty III’s mother was a magistrate in Oxford. There was a long-standing abuse ring in Oxford and some of Dafydd’s associates – including Profs Mark Williams, from Bangor University and Tom Burns, from St George’s Hospital Medical School – rocked up with Chairs at Oxford in the wake of me adding to Alison Taylor’s whistleblowing. See previous posts for the names of the many people who colluded with Dafydd’s gang who ended up with jobs at Oxford.
Lord Snooty the Third became Tory Party Leader in Dec 2005. Just a few months after I’d been awarded my PhD and when all-out war was declared upon my PhD supervisor and the VC of Bangor University. Miranda was involved, as was Gordon Brown – and so was Snooty III.
It was Snooty III who on 4 Sept 2012 appointed David Jones MP as Secretary of State for Wales, just as the crucial decisions regarding the Macur Review of the Waterhouse Inquiry were being taken by Gov’t. David Jones is a solicitor from north Wales who spent years sharing a practice with the crooked solicitor Elwyn Jones, Elwyn Jones being responsible for wrecking the life of patient F, another victim of Dafydd’s gang who dared tell people that he knew that kids in care in north Wales were being abused (see eg. post ‘How Much Greater Is A Man Than A Sheep?’). Before that, David Jones shared a practice with Ieuan Wyn Jones, another bent solicitor from north Wales, who also shafted Dafydd’s victims, as did Ieuan’s wife, Eirian Llwyd and and even Ieuan’s father (see previous posts). David Jones is a big pal of Tory MP Antoinette Sandbach, who’s family are landowners from north Wales and concealed the wrongdoing of Dafydd and the gang (see previous posts). For the full sordid details of David Jones, see post ‘The Right Honourable David Jones MP’.
David Jones MP
As for Snooty being a ‘most remarkable young man’ – Que?? Cameron was Norman Lamont’s adviser in the period leading up to Black Wednesday, 16 Sept 1992.
You big twat Snooty, you really should not have built your career on the back of concealing Dafydd’s gang. Just retreat into your shepherd’s hut and stay there, along with your dipstick of a wife, who is related to a few more who concealed the wrongdoing of Dafydd et al in previous generations (see previous posts).
It was Snooty who appointed Theresa as Home Secretary; Theresa who served as a Merton Borough Councillor, 1986-94, on the patch of the paedophile gang that was facilitated by St George’s Hospital Medical School/Springfield Hospital/Wandsworth Social Services. Theresa then appointed Lady Justice Julia Macur to conduct the Review of Waterhouse. Julia produced yet another heavily redacted cover-up of a Report.
I know someone from Bethesda who met Snooty III when he was still Leader of the Opposition. It was a teenager who used to live in the same village as me. She was the daughter of the first wife of patient F who had his life destroyed by Dafydd’s gang. Radio 1 held a phone-in competition and the prize was a trip to London to meet Lord Snooty the Third. The teenager won the competition and the BBC sent a posh car up to Bethesda to collect her. She hadn’t told her mum anything about any of it and cheerily got into the BBC car and went off to London where she was filmed talking to Lord Snooty the Third about climate change. Hilarious, WW III had broken out in Bethesda, because the BBC didn’t realise that the prize winner was under 16 and no-one even knew that she was in London meeting Snooty until everyone saw the media reports…
I thought that it was fantastic, but Brown said that he imagined that the BBC had kittens when they realised what they had done.
Perhaps the most important People’s Champ in sahf London with regard to Dafydd’s gang hitting the big time was John Vincent Tilley. Tilley was born and raised in Derby. There was a long-standing trafficking ring in Derby with links to Dafydd’s gang. Staff were exchanged between the two gangs and I suspect that the reason why the Top Doctors refused to provide treatment for the alcoholism of Kevin Lloyd – the actor from ‘the Bill’ – which resulted in his death, was because of his knowledge of organised abuse in Derbyshire, as well as that of linked gangs. Kevin’s brother Terry was a ITN journo who also died in unfortunate circumstances in 2003. See post ‘That’s Entertainment’. Kevin and Terry’s father was a police officer from North Wales who relocated to Derbyshire. He was killed in an unfortunate accident when his sons were young. Kevin died as the result of being abandoned and left to stew by the Top Doctors in May 1998. Midway through the Waterhouse Inquiry.
John Jillings, who led the team which carried out the Jillings Investigation and wrote the Jillings Report, was the retired Director of Social Services for Derbyshire. Jillings stated that dreadful abuse of children in north Wales had gone on for decades, probably as far back as the 1940s, but refused to comment on whether a paedophile ring with links to other areas of the UK was at work.
John Tilley read history at Trinity Hall, Cambridge. He then became a journalist at the ‘Newcastle Journal’. There was a trafficking gang in the North East with links to Dafydd, which sent the gang in north Wales staff and children. Tilley moved to London as industrial and later diplomatic, correspondent of ‘The Scotsman’.
In 1971, Tilley was elected to Wandsworth Council, where he became Council Leader. Not only were Wansdworth Social Services facilitating a trafficking gang, but Donald Naismith, the Director of Education for Wandsworth, was an active paedophile who was known to be abusing kids in care. See previous posts.
John Tilley was chosen by the Labour Party as their candidate in the by-election in Lambeth Central in 1978, which was caused by the death of the Labour MP Marcus Lipton. Jim Callaghan was Leader (and PM) by then, but Tilley had previously stood for election as a Labour candidate when Harold Wilson was Leader. There was a terrible problem with the abuse of children in Lambeth children’s homes and furthermore Lambeth was yet another Borough trading with Dafydd’s gang. Numerous children from Lambeth were sent to north Wales children’s homes. Tessa Jowell worked as a children’s social worker for Lambeth – Tessa also worked as a psychiatric social worker at the Maudsley and was Deputy Director of MIND when both the Maudsley and MIND were run by Dafydd’s mates who colluded with him – and Paul Boateng’s wife Janet was a Lambeth social worker. Janet was also a Lambeth Councillor and Chaired the Social Services Committee when Tyra Henry died in the Care of Lambeth in 1984. Esther Rantzen’s sister Priscilla Taylor worked as a social worker for Lambeth and Esther subsequently appointed Priscilla’s boss Valerie Howarth as CEO of ChildLine. Paul Boateng was a solicitor working for Birnberg & Co when that firm acted for Mary Wynch in her litigation against Dafydd and the gang. See previous posts for further details…
The Labour Party would have needed a very safe pair of hands to take over from Marcus Lipton, particularly as by 1978 and at the time under the leadership of Lesbian Feminist Black Woman Linda Bellos (see previous posts), Lambeth Borough Council were a laughing stock and the Labour Party feared that it would have a real battle on its hands at the by-election. They selected the best. John Tilley won and the abuse of children in the care of Lambeth continued apace on an even greater scale, both in Lambeth and in north Wales and John Tilley didn’t utter a word.
John Tilley served on Labour’s Opposition front bench, but resigned in 1982 over Michael Foot’s support for the Falklands War. As MP for the Brixton area, Tilley worked with Lord Scarman after the 1981 Brixton Riots ‘for a better understanding of social problems’.
It was John Tilley who proposed a bill to amend the Sexual Offences (Amendment) Act 1976 to make rape in marriage illegal in 1983, Tilley being someone who Spoke Out and took a firm line on sexual violence.
John Tilley was a founding member of the Socialist Campaign Group in 1982, which was packed with Labour Party Radicals who said not a word about Dafydd and the associated gangs but who undoubtedly knew about them.
By 1982, Mary Wynch was on her way to the Master of the Rolls regarding the activities of Dafydd and the gang and Dafydd et al were sending up distress flares.
Tilley’s constituency seat was abolished for the 1983 General Election and he was selected to fight Southwark and Bermondsey instead. The Liberal Simon Hughes had won the seat in the by-election earlier that year by keeping quiet about Dafydd’s gang, about Bob Mellish and his appalling corruption and condoning the homophobic abuse directed at Peter Tatchell, although Hughes was having gay relationships himself. Hughes held the seat until 2010. See post ‘The Battle For The Labour Party’s Soul’. Tilley never returned to Parliament. Not that Tilley was put out of action.
Tilley subsequently worked as Chief Economic Adviser to the London Borough of Hackney, which was one of the Boroughs busy with Dafydd’s people trafficking arrangement. John Tilley spent 11 years as Parliamentary Secretary to the Co-operative Union. From 2000 to 2002, he headed the Parliamentary office of the Co-operative Group.
Tilley’s first marriage ended in divorce, after a daughter, Cleo. He married again in 1982 to Kathryn Riley, a Brixton teacher and Labour activist, who was later appointed a Professor at the Institute of Education, University of London, where she retains that post. They had a daughter, Jo. John Tilley died of cancer in 2005.
Fattersley wrote an obituary for John Tilley in ‘The Guardian’. Fattersley told us that:
‘For two years in the early 1980s, John Tilley and I worked together as members of the Labour opposition’s Home Office shadow team…’
Well there’s an admission from Fattersley. Fattersley was of course the MP for Sparkbrook in Birmingham, 1964-97 and knew that kids in care in the West Midlands were being abused and placed in children’s homes in north Wales where they were abused. Fattersley also knew about the corrupt-as-fuck West Midlands Serious Crime Squad – who fitted up Ali Khan from Caernarfon as well as the Birmingham Six and many others – but poor old Fattersley was keen that Labour should not be seen as anti-police, so he ignored all of this. See previous posts.
After all, from 1983 to 1992, Fattersley and the Windbag were the ‘dream ticket’, while one half of the dream ticket was bestest mates with the man who ensured that Dafydd’s empire in south Landon grew bigger and bigger.
The Windbag has always blamed Labour’s failure to win power throughout the 1980s on the activities of the ‘loony left’, people like Linda Bellos and Ted Knight, the man who succeeded her as Leader of Lambeth Borough Council. They didn’t help, but just look at what was going on among Labour’s old guard: a water-tight arrangement that allowed Dafydd to run a trafficking gang which expanded into Europe.
‘Tilley…dealt with every difficulty with the calm certainty that characterised a man of principle…’
Well that’s one euphemism for a man who colluded with a murderous people trafficking gang.
‘The incident I remember best occurred during the committee stage of the nationality bill. During one, not very important, impromptu speech, I referred to “British subjects”. He asked for a word outside. “For heaven’s sake,” he said, “not British subjects. British citizens. That is what we are arguing for. The rights of citizenship.’
Targeted by Dafydd et al? No rights at all I’m afraid, we had no citizenship rights because the Windbag wanted to be PM and after Mary Wynch began her legal action, the whole of the political class got together and stuck together.
‘It was during that time that Tilley struck up a fruitful – but in some ways unlikely – partnership with Lord Scarman (obituary, December 10 2004), author of the inquiry into the 1981 Brixton riots. Their mutual admiration was the result of the passion they shared for creating a genuinely multiracial society.’
No Fattersley, Mary Wynch was putting the wind up the whole rotten corpse, including the corrupt judiciary who for years colluded with Dafydd and the Westminster Paedophile Ring. You all began making friends with each other, despite the many civil wars being conducted and poor old Di was the Royal Family’s idea of a bit of PR because they too were involved in this.
Di crashed on 31 Aug 1997. Anyone remember what Ronnie Waterhouse was going in Aug 1997? He and numerous lawyers at the Waterhouse Inquiry were calling the victims of a murderous criminal gang a bunch of liars. In Aug 1997, Dafydd, Tony Francis et al were still beavering away with a great many others on The Final Solution re me, ie. planting evidence and carefully documenting things that had never happen in preparation for a case conference – to be held in complete secret of course – that would conclude that I was so phenomenally dangerous that I should be sent to Broadmoor to live with Mr Savile.
‘In the days immediately following the disturbances, Tilley took Scarman round Brixton and helped him to understand what life was really like for the people living there. As its author gladly confirmed, the report was undoubtedly better for John’s illustrations of the area’s social conditions…’
Tilley kept those witnesses to Dafydd and the gang out of the way during that Tour of North Korea.
‘He…entered the Commons as an acknowledged member of London’s municipal left; he had strong reservations about some aspects of the Callaghan government’s policies, but he never doubted the importance of Labour gaining – and retaining – power to achieve the objectives which he regarded as its purpose…’
Yes, they were really bloody desperate. Mary didn’t begin her legal action until after 1979, but her battle with Dafydd and the gang was well underway by the time that John Tilley entered the Commons; she wasn’t unlawfully imprisoned until 1978 because she went on the run and it took them a while to find her…
Labour did gain power – eventually, once the Windbag and all traces of him had been erased – and Miranda and then Gordon in his wake made efforts as heroic as any of those before them to conceal the mountain of crap relating to Dafydd and the gang.
‘… the effects of the Tatchell byelection – one of the dirtiest campaigns in modern political history – were too much to overcome. In the 1983 general election, Tilley lost and parliament was denied a man who would have made a continued contribution to the democratic life of multiracial Britain.’
Fattersley has forgotten to mention that the dirt thrown at Tatchell in the by-election was thrown by other members of the Labour Party, deeply corrupt members, who were sending disadvantaged kids to north Wales where they were sexually assaulted at gunpoint. There was nothing democratic about John Tilley.
Tony Belton added to Fattersley’s obituary: ‘John Tilley and his first wife, Tracey, appeared on the south London political scene in 1966 at a St Mary Park ward meeting in Battersea – and found themselves in the middle of a maelstrom. They lived at 25 Bullen Street, part of a ramshackle Victorian terrace, which many, including leading municipal politicians, considered to be a slum. The future of the Home Road area became one of several issues John was to get involved with, the other major controversies being about Battersea’s halfway houses: the Dickensian Durham Buildings and Victoria Dwellings.
John was part of the St Mary Park team organising marches, press campaigns and lobbying. Then, in 1968, he threw himself into the ward local election campaign. Despite a Tory landslide in Wandsworth and across the country, this marginal ward became one of only four that Labour won that day.
The St Mary Park team stuck together and, within a dozen years, seven of them were members of the radical Wandsworth council; two, including John, were to become council leaders, and others became committee chairmen.
So they were responsible for the growth of the trafficking ring in Wandsworth, which thanks to the presence of Professor Oliver Brooke who worked down the road at St George’s Hospital, in the 1980s was a key part of Dafydd’s pan-European paedophile ring.
John Tilley was one of the main people behind Dafydd’s gang’s London branch and Tilley had been involved from the very beginning. In 1968 when Tilley ‘threw himself’ into local politics, John Allen took out a 21 yr lease on the property which would become the Bryn Alyn Community and would house children from 42 different local authorities.
‘Only two months ago, John confessed to me that the most fulfilling part of his political life had been that period from 1966-78…’
Business boomed! Furthermore, ‘the most fulfilling part’ of Tilley’s political life pretty much reflects the rise and fall of Harold Wilson. I bet that Tilley could have told us why Wilson made that shock resignation as PM in 1976…
‘As the organisational genius behind the Wandsworth team…’
Shouldn’t that read ‘behind the criminal gang’?
‘…he was not always the most immediately approachable of men, perhaps because beneath the surface there was a rather shy working-class boy.’
Not really an absolute bastard, John Tilley was just so shy and working-class that he simply gave the impression of being one…
‘He did, however, have a wicked sense of humour…’
I pissed myself laughing when Dafydd’s gang murdered my housemate, tried to murder Brown and then killed my friend’s baby! Then there were all those times that they perjured themselves, had me arrested and tried to ensure that I ended up in prison! As for all those jobs from which they had me sacked, it was a laugh a minute…
‘His formal, as opposed to social, contacts with Wandsworth and Battersea finished in 1978 but in this last year a project he has been much involved in was a history project about Battersea, where his interest in working-class movements came very much to the fore.’
The Man Of The People remained mates with them all at Wandsworth and Battersea long after he left political life then. Which is hardly surprising, they’d have all ended up in prison if they hadn’t have all stuck together and formed a tight bond with politicians from all other parties with regard to concealing exactly the same wrongdoing. Being a student of working-class movements, John Tilley would have noticed that it is a very long time since Wandsworth and Battersea were populated by working-class people. Those areas are choc full of middle-class professionals who have out-priced everyone else; Wandsworth was and is a popular residential location for the staff of St George’s Hospital. Michael Mansfield QC, the Radical Lawyer who knew about Dafydd’s gang but kept quiet even when I wrote to him about them in 1993 (see previous posts), lived in Wandsworth.
John Tilley pegged out the month that Cameron became Leader of the Tory Party!
So admired for his Principles was John Tilley that Tam Dalyell also wrote an obituary, which appeared in the Indie:
‘John Vincent Tilley, journalist and politician: born Derby 13 June 1941; member, Wandsworth Borough Council 1971-78; MP (Labour) for Lambeth Central 1978-83; chief economic adviser, London Borough of Hackney 1983-88; Parliamentary Secretary to the Co-operative Union 1998-99; Head of the Parliamentary Office, Co- operative Group 2000-02; twice married (two daughters); died London 18 December 2005.
..there is little to match a shared adversity to the prevailing view within a political party in bringing together MPs who might not otherwise be close colleagues. Apart from canvassing with John Tilley in the crucial by-election in Lambeth in 1978, in which he triumphed in the most difficult circumstances, when the government majority had dwindled to minus one, I had scarcely talked to him since he had been industrial correspondent of The Scotsman newspaper in the early 1970s. That changed in April 1982 as we both stridently opposed the Falklands War. Thus we incurred the displeasure of the party leader Michael Foot and the wrath of some senior members of the Parliamentary Labour Party who had committed themselves to supporting Margaret Thatcher’s military reaction to the Argentine occupation of the Falklands.
Tilley’s stance was particularly admirable. After only four years in the Commons he was already on the front bench and was making his mark in the strong Home Affairs Opposition team, powerfully led by Roy Hattersley. But for Tilley, principle took place over parliamentary advancement. Moreover, unlike a number of opponents on the left, he had really thought through the issues and had mastered the detail, both military and diplomatic.
In fact, had Tilley survived the boundary redistribution in which his constituency, Lambeth Central, was abolished in 1983, I believe he would have become one of the major figures of the Labour Party. This was also the opinion of Hattersley, who came from a very different wing of the party than Tilley’s London-left background.
It didn’t matter that Tilley and Fattersley came from ‘different wings’ of the party. Tilley was the main organiser of the London arm of a massive trafficking ring, with which Fattersley and the rest of them at the top of the Labour Party were colluding.
‘Tilley was born in Derby and had happy memories of his boyhood. He was taken to football matches by his father, who worked in engineering both for Rolls-Royce and for the railway workshops, when Derby County was one of the great forces in English club football. The Baseball Ground in Derby was an unusually compact stadium where the physical circumstances engendered tremendous togetherness. Tilley told me that his passionate belief in community and collective action was conceived, perhaps, in a curious way, at those early football matches.
From grammar school he won a scholarship to Trinity Hall, Cambridge, where he read History. His first job in 1968 was with a Newcastle journal and in 1970 he became industrial correspondent, based in London, of The Scotsman. It is often the case that local MPs develop very close relations with correspondents covering their own area, and thus it was for me and Tilley – my area contained the huge British Motor Corporation truck and tractor division at Bathgate which was then the largest concentration of machine tools under one roof in Europe.
Both Members of Parliament and members of the Joint Shop Stewards Committee received a very fair hearing from Tilley. However, as James Naughtie, his former colleague on the Scotsman and now presenter of the BBC Radio 4 Today programme…’
Now there’s a pearl of information – Tilley had a mate on Radio 4’s main daily news programme, a programme with a strong political angle…
‘…says: “It was difficult for John, we thought, to combine both the labour and industrial correspondent position of The Scotsman in London with that of the leadership of the Wandsworth Council.” Tilley had been elected as a councillor for Battersea in 1968, winning the ward against the trend in that year’s Tory landslide. He was made council leader by 1971.
So while Tilley was in south London and organising politically there he landed a job as a journo in Newcastle, on the patch of the gang which fed Dafydd’s gang both staff and children. Then Tilley worked on Scotland’s principal broadsheet while he was busy in Wandsworth with Dafydd’s London paedophile gang. Throughout it all, John Tilley was making friends with influential people in the London-based media.
Matt Arnold and Peter Howarth, two friends and colleagues who worked at Axwell Park Approved School in Gateshead, relocated to Bryn Estyn in 1973. Howarth was jailed for the sexual abuse of kids in care in north Wales in July 1994. Matt Arnold died of an ‘unspecified blood disease’ on 9 June 1994. Howarth’s trial began on 13 June 1994.
Arnold became Head of Bryn Estyn in May 1973, after the previous Head Peter Burton, along with his wife and seven-year-old son, were killed in a road traffic accident near Crewe, Cheshire in March 1973. The Deputy headmaster of Bryn Estyn was also killed in the accident. Peter Burton had taken over as Head of Bryn Estyn after the previous Head, David Ursell, was suspended in 1972 following a number of complaints regarding the way that he instilled discipline at Bryn Estyn Approved School. The inquiry into David Ursell began on 15 March 1971. Ursell himself had taken over as Head in 1967, after the previous Head, Harold Bennett, retired after 26 years.
So the action at Bryn Estyn began in earnest when John Tilley became Leader of Wandsworth Council.
“John had an understanding of the kind of development which was going on in the trade union and industrial world,” Naughtie says. In journalistic terms, we thought that he had accurate and good stories and he was certainly rigorous. He understood as a practitioner how politics actually worked. He also had the capacity to stand back and see, on occasion, what was happening as absurd.
In 1974, Tilley was chosen to stand in the hopeless seat of Kensington & Chelsea. He was then “rewarded”, if that is the right word, by being handed what many thought was the poisoned chalice of an extremely difficult by-election in central Lambeth in 1978. However, to the delight and relief of the Labour Party, he got 15,101 votes, to the 9,125 for Jeremy Hanley, later chairman of the Conservative Party, with the Liberal picking up 2,339, the National Front 830, and Corin Redgrave for the Workers Party 152.’
The People Champ and Trafficker won the day. The Redgrave Revolutionaries knew something about organised abuse as did Jeremy Hanley, who also knew all about Peter Morrison and openly took the piss out of Morrison’s gay ways and penchant for young boys (see previous posts)…
‘No MP could have had a warmer baptism of fire in his constituency. In 1981 came the Brixton riots. Tilley had the great good sense to form a friendship with the distinguished High Court judge Lord Scarman, who was appointed to conduct an inquiry into the riots…’
A friendship with a High Court judge? In particular Lord Scarman, a towering figure. Yes, Dafydd’s gang excelled at expressing ‘great good sense’ in that way. I find Lord Scarman’s friendship with a mate of Dafydd’s so worrying that I’ll be blogging more about Scarman soon. The Scarman who was loved by liberal society and was the subject of many a column in ‘The Guardian’ re his Wisdom And Humanity and ability to Heal Rifts In Society.
‘Tilley’s parliamentary interests mostly centred on London and I will never forget his informed speech of 9 February 1979, made in an adjournment debate initiated by his friend Albert Stallard (now Lord Stallard). He said “South-east London, including the Borough of Lambeth . . . is known to have a high proportion of men and women who are in desperate need of help with the problem of alcoholism. Anyone who knows the area must be aware of the large number of people who live, or barely exist, on those streets, usually with inadequate clothing and food and often sleeping rough in all weathers.”
Most of the homeless alcoholics at that time were former psych patients and of them, a great many were former kids in care. Affluent people of course do end up with drink problems, but they usually have enough of a cushion not to end up on the streets. That is the treat that Empowered Service Users have in store for them. Furthermore Dafydd was the alcohol and drug abuse ‘expert’ in north Wales for decades and indeed he still is, at the age of nearly 90. Dafydd’s charidee CAIS has the contract to provide ‘substance abuse and alcohol services’ across the whole of north Wales and he’s branched out across the rest of Wales as well.
Dafydd learnt his techniques for the treatment of alcoholics at the knee of the Master, namely David Davies at the Maudsley. David Davies was the Dean of the Institute of Psychiatry/Maudsley, 1950-66 and had a reputation for admitting staff and students to the Institute of Psychiatry/Maudsley on the basis of very unsound rationale. Davies was Dean when Dafydd was admitted to and ‘trained’ at the Maudsley.
In 1962 Davies’s ‘international reputation in this field [alcoholism] was borne overnight’ when Davies published a short paper on seven alcohol addicts who all allegedly returned to normal drinking. This was a ‘revolutionary claim’ because until then it had been believed that ‘once an alcoholic always an alcoholic’. There was a snag though. Not only did subsequent research suggest that some of Davies’ s findings ‘were faulty’, but not all of his sample were alcohol dependent. So Davies drew erroneous conclusions from a sample of seven some of whom didn’t fit the sampling criteria – thus was his international reputation established overnight.
On the basis of his international reputation, Davies then set up the Alcohol Education Centre – which was, for reasons unexplained, ‘short lived’ – and became the President of the Society for the Study of Addiction as well as a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Addiction.
For more info on the grandiose idiot which was David Davies, as well as his colleagues, see post ‘The Discovery Of A Whole New Galaxy…’
Dafydd set up CAIS in 1977 and at the time stated that CAIS wasn’t about promoting abstinence, it was about normal drinking. I just presumed that was Dafydd’s excuse to carry on boozing – he was widely reputed to be an alcoholic – but obviously Dafydd was taking his cue from the centre of excellence and those with international reputations.
‘Tilley was one of the most eloquent of MPs in urging the government to tackle the problem of down-and-outs and also one of the most prescient in asking Parliament to pay serious attention to the drugs problem, then in its infancy…
Dafydd set up CAIS, a charidee for ‘substance users’ as well as alcoholics, the year before his mate Tilley bagged a seat in the Commons and two years before Tilley began imploring Parliament to ‘do something’ about the ‘down and outs’ and ‘addicts’. The something which Tilley will have wanted done will have involved giving Dafydd a great deal of Gov’t money.
In north Wales, once Dafydd was given total responsibility for substance abuse services, the drug dealers’ business boomed and the drugs problem in north Wales exploded. There was a very clear correlation. But then thanks to Bing Spear, the corrupt mandarin in the Home Office’s Drugs Branch, the drug problem got well out of hand in London and across the rest of the UK as well (see post ‘Little Things Hitting Each Other’). Further assistance in Wales was provided by Carwen Howell, one of the Welsh Office’s most senior civil servants with responsibility for pharmaceuticals. Carwen’s mate, a Top Doctor who also held high office in the Welsh Office, was a leading light in Soroptimist International, as was Lucille Hughes.
Previous posts eg. ‘Little Things Hitting Each Other’, ‘A Galaxy Of Talent’ and ‘The Discovery Of A Whole New Galaxy…’ detail how swathes of Top Doctors working in the area of ‘substance abuse’ did and still do little more than sell drugs to their patients and not always while taking care of their health, no matter how much they claim that attention is paid to this. Most Top Docs are absolutely not interested in treating addicts, they really do not like them, so addicts tend to be left to the mercy of the unscrupulous and crazy, such as Dafydd.
The business model in the children’s homes in north Wales was to give the kids drugs when they were very young and very silly eg. early teens, get them addicted and then get them to pay for their habit by entering the sex industry. The psy professions knew that this was happening and numerous other people who have observed that many prostitutes are only working in dangerous conditions because they are addicts also know how the sex workers became addicted, but that bit goes unmentioned.
‘Apart from supporting Roy Hattersley, who became something of a mentor as well as a great friend to his junior colleague on the front bench in the diverse but critically important Home Office legislation of the time…’
The Home Office was riddled with corruption and successive Home Secretaries colluded with Dafydd and the gang…
‘Tilley raised a host of pertinent issues. They included British nationality, school meals, asbestos dangers, inner London colleges, training opportunity schemes, fuel costs assistance and the Police Complaints Board. He was a really useful member of the House of Commons and it was Parliament’s loss that he ceased to be an MP in 1983.
From 1983 until 1988 he eked out a living in the interesting position of economic adviser to the London Borough of Hackney and between 1989 and 1999 he was Parliamentary Secretary to the Co-operative Union, ending up as head of the Parliamentary Office of the Co-operative Group. Part of his legacy is a really excellent book, Churchill’s Favourite Socialist: a life of A.V. Alexander (1995), about the wartime First Lord of the Admiralty who was one of the patron saints of the co-operative movement.’
A.V. Alexander aka Viscount Alexander was one of the Ancients who knew about organised abuse in a previous era, the abuse which involved People in Such High Places that when Dafydd came along in later years he was able to build his power base concealing it all, because so many of those involved were Elder Statesmen or Nobles and Royals who were still convincing the world that they were Different From Us (see post ‘What’s Left? The Politics Of Social Justice’). It was A.V. Alexander who gave Ralph Miliband the name of the Vice-Admiral at the Admiralty who would fix up Ralph’s entry into the Royal Navy in 1943. Ralph’s entry into the services wasn’t straightforward because Ralph was a Polish national, so Ralph asked Harold Laski at the LSE for help and Ralph subsequently received a letter from Viscount Alexander, then the First Lord of the Admiralty.
Just two ordinary boys who went to a comprehensive school and loved their Uncle Harry!
The Great Man Thinking:
John Tilley’s wife Kathryn Ryan is a Professor at the Institute of Education, which is now part of UCL. Ryan has also served as ‘an elected member of the Inner London Education Authority (the ILEA) and been a local authority Chief Officer’. She ‘headed up the World Bank’s Effective Schools and Teachers Group in Washington for two years’ and ‘carried out projects for UNICEF and the OECD’.
ILEA colluded with the abuse of children and many members of ILEA knew about Dafydd and associated gangs (see previous posts). ‘Private Eye’ used to really take the piss out of ILEA – along with Gerald Kaufperson – and when the Eye had that feature ‘Clerihew Corner’ in the 1980s, someone wrote in with:
Has done very well
To become head of the ILEA
Without being black or working class or gay’
The Tories of ‘Private Eye’ would have known – if only because at one point the Eye employed Ronnie Waterhouse as a libel reader – that Frances Morrell could indeed have become Head of ILEA without being black or working class or gay, but she wouldn’t have if she’d blown the whistle on Dafydd’s gang.
My favourite Clerihew, as any fule kno, was the classic ‘Sara Keays/Was Hard To Please/When She’d Been Laid/By The Minister For Trade’.
One of John Tilley’s neighbouring Lambeth MPs was Stuart Holland, Labour MP for Vauxhall, 1979-89. Holland succeeded George Strauss, who’s excesses were discussed in my post ‘The Battle For The Labour Party’s Soul’. Stuart Holland studied and taught history and political theory at Oxford University, then became an adviser to Harold Wilson on European affairs and gained the consent of Charles de Gaulle for a second British application to join the European Community. Holland resigned from 10 Downing Street when Wilson did not follow this through, including the proposal for a European Technology Community and for mutual currency support and then gained an economics PhD at Oxford. He subsequently drafted what in the early 1970s became the economic programme of the British Labour Party when researching and teaching at Sussex University.
Holland’s case for state holding companies in energy and industry led to the creation of the British National Oil Corporation and a National Enterprise Board. His proposals for regional development agencies led to the creation of the Scottish, Welsh and Northern Ireland Development Agencies and the Greater London Enterprise Board (now London Enterprise).
Holland was the Windbag’s Shadow Minister for Development Cooperation, 1983-87; drafted the 1985 Global Challenge report for the Socialist International; and led the first Labour Party delegation to China since Attlee in 1952. Holland then served as Shadow Financial Secretary to the Treasury before leaving Westminster to help Jacques Delors shape EU policies for economic and social cohesion.
Well they’ve worked a treat haven’t they.
Holland’s proposals to Delors for US New Deal style bonds to offset the deflationary Maastricht debt and deficit conditions resurfaced during the Eurozone crisis. His case to Delors on the case for a New Bretton Woods Conference was endorsed by Bill Clinton at his first G7 in Naples but not followed through by European Governments.
Holland’s more recent case that the G20 should constitute the governing body of a World Development Organization also has attracted high level interest from the Permanent Representatives to the UN of China, Japan, India, South Africa, Brazil and Mexico.
Holland earlier advice to Andreas Papandreou, backed by Francois Mitterand, prompted the first revision of the Rome Treaty, with commitments to both an internal market and to economic and social cohesion in the 1986 Single European Act.
Holland’s later advice to Portuguese PM Antonio Guterres included a cohesion and convergence remit for the European Investment Bank to invest in health, education, urban regeneration and new technology without this counting on national debt. In 1997 the European Council endorsed this as did employer and trades union representatives on the Economic and Social Committee of the EU in 2012.
In 2010, Stuart Holland co-authored A Modest Proposal with Yanis Varoufakis.
Holland resigned his Vauxhall seat in 1989 in order to take up a post at the European University Institute, Florence. He has held teaching and research posts at the universities of Oxford, Sussex, the European University Institute, the universities of Roskilde and Coimbra and has published widely on economic theory and policy, international trade, economic integration, regional theory and policy, social policies, development economics and global governance. Holland currently is a Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Coimbra and a Senior Scholar of the Institute of Social and European Studies, Köszeg, Hungary.
I presume that the many people who have been on the receiving end of Stuart Holland’s advice had no idea that for ten years between 1979 and 1989, a pan-European trafficking ring which targeted disadvantaged kids and young people in his constituency operated under his nose. Holland will have known about it, because there were constant complaints about the abuse and deaths of kids in care in Lambeth.
Here’s Stuart, looking all important:
Now for John Tilley’s predecessor as Labour MP for Lambeth Central, Marcus Lipton, who held the seat when the en masse abuse in Lambeth and the trade in people with Dafydd’s gang began. Marcus Lipton was the son of Benjamin and Mary Lipton of Sunderland and was educated at Hudson Road Council School and Bede Grammar School in the town. Miranda’s mate Ernest Armstrong who was Labour MP for North West Durham, 1964-87, concealed the gang in the North East with links to Dafydd as long ago as the 1960s, when Ernest was a member of Sunderland Borough Council, by using his friendship with Tony Crosland (see post ‘The Most Dangerous Man In The World – Part III’).
Lipton won a scholarship to Merton College, Oxford. He graduated in history, then studied law and was called to the Bar at Gray’s Inn. So he knew Dafydd’s mate and umbrella Sir William Mars-Jones, a leading figure in Gray’s Inn (see previous posts). Lipton first entered politics when he contested the London County Council elections as Liberal Party candidate for the Stepney division of Mile End. In 1934 he was elected to Stepney Borough Council and then served as an alderman of Lambeth Metropolitan Borough Council, 1937-59.
Shortly before the outbreak of WWII, Lipton enlisted in the TA of the Royal Army Pay Corps. He was commissioned as an officer in the Army Educational Corps.
Lipton was elected as the MP for Brixton in 1945 and retained the seat until it was abolished at the Feb 1974 General Election. He was subsequently elected as MP for the successor seat of Lambeth Central, remaining in the Commons until his death.
Lipton used parliamentary privilege to question PM Anthony Eden about the alleged Third Man, Kim Philby. Philby used the press and the law to force Lipton to withdraw his comments, although Philby was subsequently unmasked as a Soviet spy.
So Lipton had a bit of inside knowledge that he had probably been sitting on for a long time; the most likely reason for that is that Lipton had links with the security services.
MI5: I have told you before, you really do need to amend your recruitment criteria to exclude friends of Dafydd’s.
In his last years, Lipton was often critical of the form that the pop and rock music industries had developed by the 1970s. On 2 June 1975, he attacked the “mass hysteria deliberately created by the promoters of pop concerts” following scenes at Bay City Rollers shows. Someone should have told him that the Rollers’ manager Tam Paton was a gangster who used and procured rent boys in Scotland (see post ‘Remember Girls, Never Get Into A Car With A Stranger!’), Lipton would have calmed down then. Later, in response to the Sex Pistols’ insults aimed at the Royal Family, Lipton argued that “if pop music is going to be used to destroy our established institutions, then it must be destroyed first”.
A youth centre in Lambeth is named after Lipton, who looked on as so many lives of youths in Lambeth were ruined. A further service to the UK was provided when in the 1950s, Marcus Lipton gave a tour of Parliament to a 13-year-old constituent, John Major, sparking a political ambition that led Major to becoming Conservative Prime Minister, serving as a Councillor in Lambeth on the way. The year before Major lost the May 1997 General Election to Miranda, Major’s Secretary of State for Wales William Hague orchestrated the huge cover-up which was the Waterhouse Inquiry.
Since leaving my comments after a recent post – which followed my conversation with a man who was a patient in the Gwynfa Unit in Colwyn Bay for children and adolescents, who told me that he had been physically assaulted by Angels in that Unit, but like the rest of us he barely knew that the Waterhouse Inquiry was taking place, let alone gave evidence – I have received an e mail from the person who is referred to as ‘P’ in the Waterhouse Report.
P was raped by one of the staff at the Gwynfa Unit. She wrote: ‘I didn’t know anything about the Waterhouse Report at the time. I had been visited by the police but at the time didn’t feel strong enough to go to court. I went to court in 1996/7. It was after my abuser was convicted that I was asked to attend the Waterhouse Inquiry. I think they only asked me 3 questions so it felt like a tick box exercise more than anything else.’
P has supplied me with some details about her case that are not in the public domain that simply add to the horror of it all, but she hasn’t given me permission to supply further information here, only that she had to give evidence at three different trials, as the Angel who raped her used various ploys to stop successive trials. P has given me a great deal of info about the way in which she believes that her ‘care’ at Gwynfa left her completely wrecked.
‘I lived in Wrexham but was sent to Gwynfa for treatment. Gwynfa changed its name and premises after my court case. Gwynfa is now called Cedar Court. I do recognise some of the names you have mentioned.’
I have blogged about Cedar Court previously. Cedar Court received a glowing inspection from Estyn – the Welsh Gov’ts Schools Inspection Service – which was shortly followed by complaints from patients and an investigation which led to a report so damning that Cedar Court was closed down. No-one ever explained why Estyn had been so impressed by Cedar Court.
Cedar Court was run by one of Dafydd’s ex-wives. Gwynfa Unit was run by the Top Docs who were Dafydd’s friends and colleagues and the Senior Nurse there was Nigel Mannering Berry, an Angel who trained and worked at the North Wales Hospital Denbigh in the pre-Cambrian. See post ‘Don’t Be Silly, He’s Nice’.
‘We Didn’t Know.’ They knew so little that after every assault, after every rape, after every death and every investigation, the same solution was found – we’ll put Dafydd in charge all over again…
Dafydd’s influence never waned. I have blogged a great deal about the constant aggro that I received from Dafydd’s network, particularly the thugs of the Arfon Community Mental Health Team. In about 2007-08, I was in the Lodwig Villa Dental Practice in Bangor, paying at the reception desk after having a tooth yanked out. My jaw was still numb from the anaesthetic injection, I had a gob full of cotton wool and blood all over my chops. As I was paying there was a commotion behind me. A man was hurling insults and waving his fist at me. It was Andrew Brandt, the husband of Jackie Brandt, who Gwynedd social worker from the Arfon CMHT, who many years before had repeatedly perjured herself in attempts to have me imprisoned. I hadn’t seen or had any contact with Andrew Brandt or the dreadful Jackie for at least ten years. Yet he was in the dentist’s waiting room threatening me. I asked the receptionist to call the police. At that point Andrew Brandt started yelling at the receptionist – and the dentist who had come into reception after hearing the racket – and the waiting patients that I was a dangerous mental patient who should not be allowed into the dentist’s surgery. The dentist got me out of the back door away from Brandt.
I rang the police and reported the matter. I never heard back. The dentist refused to take the matter further as well. Lodwig Villa was the most expensive dentist in Bangor; it was also notorious because it did cosmetic surgery and penis extensions no less (the dentist’s wife being a Top Doctor), which led to a great many quips on the part of my friends about what Brandt’s husband might have been waiting for. The standing joke in Bangor was that when someone went into Lodwig Villa, they should have been asked by the receptionist ‘Teeth, tits or todger?’
I subsequently found out that the dentist and his wife were friends with one of the leading lights in the BMA in north Wales, who had previously worked as a Top Doctor in the Hergest Unit and that is why it was fine for me to be insulted and threatened by someone married to a member of a trafficking gang.
So here’s an Interesting Fact about Dr Sam Farambar who finds it acceptable for his patients to be threatened while they are parting with good money for dental treatment because he is friends with a member of the trafficking gang: Dr Sam Farambar, according to his mates in the BMA, is known to charge patients for examinations and treatments that are not needed. That is why the BMA man and his family did not use the services of Dr Farambar for their own dentistry. I don’t expect that those men paying to have their penes extended need that ‘treatment’ either but they’ll be reassured that they are Not As Other Men and all will be well if they hand the dosh over.
Sam and his wife were alleged to be making a great deal of money from those penis extensions.
Paddy Ashdown has just announced that he has bladder cancer. Politicians and celebs are all going public with their diagnoses of serious health problems these days, particularly since I began detailing medical research fraud on this blog. The diagnoses are inevitably accompanied by tweets about the ‘FANTASTIC NHS’.
Paddy’s tweet read ‘I have been so moved by all the lovely comments here. But PLEASE this does not merit a fuss. Many go through this. The NHS guys in Yeovil Hosp. are BRILLIANT. I have the best of people and the best of friends to fight this with, which makes me, as so often in my life, very lucky’.
If it does not merit a fuss Paddy, then why have you announced it to the world and its media? Furthermore, how do you know that the NHS guys in Yeovil hospital are BRILLIANT? You will be able to judge whether they are friendly, polite or whether the hospital is clean, but you are completely unable to judge their clinical skills. You won’t even know whether your bladder cancer had been diagnosed slowly or speedily or at this stage whether it has even been misdiagnosed. To be blunt Paddy, you know sod all about bladder cancer and you are in no position to judge whether the treatment that you are receiving is brilliant or fucking hopeless. The Top Docs could tell you anything and you’d probably be none the wiser. But because you’re a tweeting politician, the BMA are going to be very, very friendly and nice to you, because they don’t want any questions raised about them in the House of Lords do they? As a former SBS man Paddy you will have good knowledge of life-saving skills in the face of injury, but bladder cancer research? Er, no, they don’t do that in the SBS.
One of the UK leads for the bladder cancer screening programme is the fragrant Lady Mary Archer. That does not fill me with confidence. Lady Mary, her husband Tuppence and Paddy have all kept quiet about the Westminster Paedophile Ring. See previous posts, including ‘Tuppence And His Fragrant Wife’, which provided details of the unfortunate death of a prostitute with whom Tuppence had sex – although Tuppence and his fragrant wife both perjured themselves in 1987 when they stated that Tuppence had not had sex with her – just before she was due to give evidence against Tuppence at his 2001 trial for perjury. The sex worker concerned, Monica Coghlan, died in April 2001 as a result of a road accident that was not her fault.
2001 – the year following Waterhouse’s enormous cover-up. Lord Snooty the Third entered Parliament two months after Monica was killed.
In July 1987, when Tuppence sued the ‘Daily Star’ for libel, committed perjury and as a result bagged £500k in damages, he was represented by Robert Alexander QC. See previous posts. Robert Alexander became Lord Alexander in 1988 and sat as a Conservative in the Lords. He was a member of and later Treasurer of Middle Temple, as was Ronnie Waterhouse. Alexander was educated at Brighton College (of which he was later President) – as was Keith Best, who as the Tory MP for Anglesey and a Welsh Office Minister, concealed the crimes of Dafydd and the gang (see previous posts) – and at King’s College, Cambridge.
Robert Alexander served as Chairman of the Bar Council, 1985–86. He retired from the Bar in 1989 and served as Chairman of the NatWest bank, 1989–99. He was also a Director of a number of other companies, a member of the Government’s Panel on Sustainable Development and Chairman of the Royal Shakespeare Company, 2000-04. Alexander was President and Chairman of the MCC, an institution favoured by John Major. Alexander was Chancellor of Exeter University, 1998–2005; Chair of JUSTICE, the human rights and law reform group, 1990–2005; and served on the Wakeham Commission into the reform of the Lords. John Wakeham had been Sir Peter Morrison’s boss when Morrison was Minister for Energy.
Robert Alexander was born in Staffordshire, where a long-standing paedophile ring linked to the one in north Wales existed and he died in Lambeth. Alexander died in 2005, so he was very much alive when Tuppence was found guilty of perjury in 2001 and jailed. No-one asked Alexander whether the former Chairman of the Bar Council should have been given a peerage the year after he defended someone who had lied his arse off in the witness box; Alexander did not offer any explanation as to why Lady Mary Archer was never charged with perjury and no-one at all commented on the very convenient death of Monica Coghlan just before she was due to give evidence at Tuppence’s trial. Before she died, Monica had talked of how Tuppence had completely destroyed her life.
To return to the latest advert for the qualities of Tuppence’s fragrant wife: Paddy, do you take artificial sweeteners such as aspartame in your drinks, rather than sugar? Because at one point, Top Docs warned patients who did so that aspartame was linked with bladder cancer. That had actually only been demonstrated in rats, so a few years later, the Top Docs told everyone not to worry after all. When I was at Hammersmith doing my MSc, we did the link between aspartame and bladder cancer. The people who taught us about it were the Top Docs who were involved in cancer research fraud. One of them, Professor Nick Wright, is now Sir Nick and for many years was the Head Honcho at CR UK. Who also funded his research.
Wow guys, you’re a great bunch. I just know that I’m gonna fight this and come through it… Er, which clinical trials are we going to make public then??? And er which data sets??
Tweeting about the greatness of those guys in the NHS Paddy is not going to improve the health outcomes of the population of the UK.
Over in Wales, the Baroness of Ely has announced that if she becomes FM, she might renounce her peerage, because she thinks that the people of Wales might not want an FM with a peerage. So why did Citizen Morgan ever accept a peerage in the first place? More importantly, what everyone always wanted to know when I lived in Wales was WHY Citizen Morgan was ever offered one??
Readers might remember that the Battle For The Labour Party’s Soul took place in 2015 when Jeremy Corbyn stood for the leadership against a collection of clapped-out Blairites who had previously been convinced that Ed would have been PM by then and that they would all be Cabinet Ministers. Would Yvette the Strong Woman win the leadership? Or would it be Andy ‘I’m From The North Me’ Burnham? I was delighted when Jeremy won and then appointed John McDonnell as his Deputy, I’d never had such a laugh. Except after all those phone calls to Dafydd of course. Kim Howells is on record as saying that ‘two old Trots’ will never lead the Labour Party to victory, but he’s got to admit that they are enormously entertaining.
There was however a previous Battle For The Labour Party’s Soul which involved an even greater campaign of vilification than that which the mainstream media mounted against Jeremy in 2015, although because the press did not believe that Jezza would ever win the Labour Party leadership, they only mounted their attack on him after he was elected Labour Party leader in Sept 2015.
The first Battle For The Labour Party’s Soul took place in 1983, when Peter Tatchell stood as the Labour Party’s candidate in the Bermondsey by-election of February of that year. Peter Tatchell was subjected to an all-out character assassination before the by-election; Bermondsey was a safe Labour seat, so a massive hate campaign was launched from multiple angles to ensure that Tatchell didn’t win.
Now that Peter Tatchell has attained the status of a National Treasure on account of his Brave Fight For Gay Rights, people who were born by Feb 1983 will find it difficult to believe that to which Tatchell was subjected, by the media, the opposition and by the leadership of his own Party. Tatchell was given a really, really bad time; it was constructed as a battle against the far-left, but most of the insults thrown at Tatchell were slung at him solely because he was gay and a campaigner for gay rights when such past-times were enough to exclude one from polite society.
The press coverage leading up to the 1983 Bermondsey by-election has gone down in history as the most sordid and vindictive coverage of an election campaign that there has ever been. The dirty tricks and abuse included the famous photo of Tatchell which appeared in the tabloids and was doctored to make it look as though he was wearing heavy make-up. There were quips about ‘the queen’ and references to Tatchell as ‘her’. The campaign material of Tatchell’s opponents, even of that nice Simon Hughes who stood as the Liberal candidate and stressed that the by-election involved a ‘straight choice’ – as opposed to a queer choice – was appalling.
Simon Hughes said not one word in condemnation of the homophobic abuse directed towards Tatchell and Hughes subsequently won the by-election. Years later Simon Hughes admitted that he was bisexual and had been in homosexual relationships.
Simon Hughes was the Lib Dem MP for Bermondsey and Old Southwark and the preceding constituencies, 1983-2015; President of the Lib Dems, 2005-09; Deputy Leader of the Lib Dems, 2010-14.
Sir Simon Hughes
Minister of State for Justice and Civil Liberties Dec 2013-May 2015
Before and after the by-election, Peter Tatchell was violently assaulted and received death threats; I always thought him admirable to have withstood it all. Tatchell was remarkably forgiving towards Simon Hughes when Hughes later admitted to having had gay relationships himself and maintained that he ‘didn’t know’ about the abusive campaign material issued in his name.
I have just read Tatchell’s 1983 book, ‘The Battle for Bermondsey’, which provides much detail regarding the Bermondsey by-election campaign, the events leading up to it and the history of the Labour Party in Bermondsey. In his book, Tatchell provided extracts from the hate mail which he received at the time from people who were horrified at the notion of a gay man representing the constituency, but which dwell extensively on the sexual practices that the writers presume that Tatchell indulged in. It reminded me rather of the screaming homophobes of my teenage years, who, when I stated that I didn’t really have a problem with consenting gays, would yell at me ‘do you know what they do??? They don’t just hold hands you know’. I wasn’t 100% certain of what they did do, because I didn’t consider it any of my business and I’d never have been rude enough to ask them. As I got older I did gain some idea of ‘what they do’ and I still didn’t consider it any of my business… Peter Tatchell’s book provided some shining examples of the lurid fantasies of his more rabid correspondents.
One reason why I read up on the Bermondsey by-election and what went before it, is that Bermondsey, Peckham and Dulwich were the areas which came under the domain of Southwark Borough Council. Previous posts have described how Southwark was one of the Councils which sent huge numbers of kids in care to children’s homes in north Wales throughout the 1970s and 80s and some of the most serious complaints of abuse, such as children being forced to have sex at gunpoint, were made by children from Southwark. Southwark continued to send kids to children’s homes in north Wales in great numbers even after the most serious complaints had been made. Huge amounts of money was being transferred from Southwark Council into the coffers of John Allen et al, so much that numerous people in Southwark Council could not have not noticed this.
Sir Simon Hughes I am sure would tell us that he didn’t know about Dafydd and the gang in north Wales. Previous posts have provided details of Simon Hughes’s background, but I’ll note here that Hughes was educated at the Cathedral School, Llandaff, where he was Dean’s Scholar and Head Boy in 1964, then at Christ College, Brecon and Selwyn College, Cambridge where he graduated with a law degree. Hughes subsequently attended the College of Europe in Bruges. He was called to the Bar at the Inner Temple in 1974.
The Llandaff Cathedral School has long been a favourite seat of learning for the paedophiles’ friends and their offspring. Professor Geoffrey Chamberlain went there; when Simon Hughes was contesting and then representing Bermondsey, Chamberlain was concealing the south London branch of the Westminster Paedophile Ring which was operating via St George’s Hospital, the associated mental health unit Springfield Hospital and Wandsworth Social Services. Chamberlain’s mate Oliver Brooke, the Professor of Paediatrics at St George’s, was a key figure in the pan-European paedophile ring of which Dafydd’s gang was a part. Ollie was jailed in Dec 1986, but his mates who colluded with him all remained in business at St George’s and Wandsworth. See previous posts, including ‘Oliver!’.
After the bad PR which accompanied Ollie’s imprisonment, St George’s symbolically deposed their Dean and in 1988 replaced him with Professor Sir William Asscher. Asscher had spent most of his career in Cardiff, where he had er concealed the crimes of Dafydd’s gang in north Wales, the related gangs in south and west Wales and the crimes of George Thomas aka Viscount Tonypandy, the Labour MP for Cardiff Central and then Cardiff West, 1945-83, the Secretary of State for Wales, 1968-70 and the Speaker of the House, 1976-83. See previous posts.
Christ College, Brecon is another favourite establishment of the paedophiles’ friends. Plenty of highly influential paedophiles’ friends have of course passed through Cambridge University, including Selwyn College, which was one factor which afforded Dafydd et al such protection. As well of course as all those dodgy barristers with Welsh connections.
Simon Hughes first joined the Liberal Party in 1972, when he signed up to Cambridge University Liberal Club as a student. Jeremy Thorpe’s penchant for casual sex with a wide variety of men was well-known in the Liberal Party by 1972 and quite a number of them knew that he was hassling and threatening Norman Scott by then as well, including Emlyn Hooson, a barrister practising in Wales and big figure in the Liberal Party, especially in Wales. People in the Liberal Party also knew about Cyril Smith abusing children and even more people knew about it after details appeared in an alternative paper in Rochdale in 1979 and the story was picked up by ‘Private Eye’. David Steel was so concerned that it would impact negatively on Jeremy Thorpe’s forthcoming trial as well as damage the Liberals that Steel made an arrangement with the crooked much-feared barrister George Carman QC – who acted for Thorpe – to keep the Cyril Smith story out of the mainstream press. Carman knew about Dafydd’s gang in north Wales/Chester.
Lord Elizabeth Butler-Sloss is a member of Inner Temple. Butler-Sloss’s brother Michael Havers was the Tory MP for Wimbledon, 1970-87 – Geoffrey Chamberlain and many of his colleagues lived in Wimbledon – and while Havers was Attorney General for England and Wales as well as AG for N Ireland, 1979-87, under Thatch, he blocked prosecutions against a number of high profile paedophiles, including the diplomat Sir Peter Hayman.
The Lord Havers QC
Elizabeth Butler-Sloss came into her own in 1988, when she Chaired the Inquiry into the Cleveland Child Abuse Scandal and concealed the extent of the havoc caused by the trafficking gang in the North East of England with links to Dafydd’s gang (see previous posts eg. ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas And The Culprits Were Named…’).
Mahatma Ghandi and Jawaharlal Nehru, the PM of India, studied law at the Inner Temple:
The Inn contains several buildings and sets of buildings used to house Chambers, with those rooms above the second floor generally being residential in nature. The sets are Crown Office Row, Dr Johnson’s Buildings, Farrar’s Building, Francis Taylor Building, Harcourt Buildings, Hare Court, King’s Bench Walk, Littleton Building, Mitre Court Buildings, Paper Buildings and the eastern side of Temple.
Simon Hughes became part of the SDP-Liberal Alliance, along with Dr Death – who was personally mates with some of the Top Docs in north Wales who were facilitating Dafydd’s gang – the Boy David and Shirl, who also knew all about Dafydd’s gang and who, in 1979 when she was Secretary of State for Education, refused to hold a Public Inquiry into UCNW (Bangor University), despite the chaos reigning as a result of the institution being run by Dafydd and the gang. Hughes joined the newly founded Lib Dems in 1988 and was their Spokesman for Education until 1992, during which time teachers in north Wales and elsewhere with links to Dafydd’s gang were convicted of offences against children.
Simon Hughes moved to Bermondsey in 1981. There may have been many reasons why Hughes relocated, but in 1981 Dafydd’s gang were in need of help, because Mary Wynch had begun legal action against them. Mary alleged serious corruption on the part of legal and medical professionals in north Wales, so she was using Birnberg and Co, based in Camden, as her solicitors.
Simon Hughes will have known about Dafydd and the gang in north Wales by 1981, because Mary’s litigation made legal history and caused a stir from the moment that she began it. It was in the aftermath of Mary beginning legal action that reinforcements arrived in north Wales, including in the form of Tony and Sadie Francis, in the early 1980s. Dafydd knew that he could be in very, very deep shit if he didn’t call in numerous favours and those being called upon to help out knew that they’d go down with the Titanic as well if assistance wasn’t forthcoming.
On 25 Jan 1981, The Gang Of Four broke the mould of politics and made the Limehouse Declaration:
When the Gang Of Four broke the mould of politics, they based their strategy for targeting seats entirely on their knowledge of Dafydd’s gang and the Westminster Paedophile Gang (see post ‘We’ve Been Expecting You…’).
The strategy led to this:
The Baroness Thatcher
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
4 May 1979 – 28 November 1990
In 1992 -after the Gang of Four had broken the mould of politics and the Tories had been in Gov’t for 13 years – there were proposals that Garth Angharad, a ‘hospital for mentally abnormal criminals’ near Dolgellau, should be closed down. Elfyn Llwyd, the Plaid MP for Meirionnydd Nant Conwy and then Dwyfor Meirionnydd, 1992-2010 and a very good friend of Dafydd’s gang, tabled an Early Day Motion on 21 May 1992 opposing the closure of Garth Angharad, on the grounds that there were no other ‘hospitals’ in Wales providing a service like Garth Angharad. What services did Garth Angharad provide? Well it didn’t have an A&E or any machines that went ping or indeed even any Top Doctors. Because Garth Angharad was indeed a hospital like no other. It wasn’t run by the NHS or even BUPA; Garth Angharad was a remote old building hidden away in Snowdonia which was owned by Paul Hett, a solicitor who was struck off in 2007 for embezzling clients’ money. Paul Hett was the proud owner/manager of three children’s homes/schools in north Wales where children were abused, some of those schools/children’s homes having been located at Garth Angharad. Hett was so flaky and the abuse of kids housed in his institutions so bad that even Ronnie Waterhouse had a few harsh words for Paul Hett and his institutions. Garth Angharad was simply a prison for the victims of Dafydd’s gang who were held there illegally. See post ‘More On Those Prisons For Folk Who Dared Complain’.
The case conference held about me in 1989 – while I was sitting in a London medical school as a postgrad – which I only found out about four years ago and was Chaired by Dr Chris Hunter, Dafydd’s mate who I had never heard of until four years ago and took evidence from numerous other people whom I hadn’t heard of which culminated in Hunter declaring that I was extremely dangerous, capable of murder and should be sent to a high security hospital and offering to compile a Court Report even though I wasn’t facing any charges at the time (see post ‘The Night Of The (Dr Chris) Hunter), was held at Garth Angharad.
Simon Hughes was one of those who signed the EDM opposing the closure of Garth Angharad. See posts ‘Further Information on Garth Angharad Hospital’ and ‘More On Those Who Signed That Early Day Motion’.
When Simon Hughes signed that EDM opposing the closure of a an unregulated private prison owned by a man who had owned and managed schools where children were abused, Simon Hughes had spent four years as the Lib Dems Spokesman on Education.
Peter Tatchell eventually became the Secretary of the Bermondsey Labour Party, but he and his supporters did not become the dominant force there until the early 1980s. The conveyor belt of kids in care from Southwark to north Wales had begun years before Peter arrived in Southwark. Peter had previously lived in Hornsey (north London), yet another area with which Dafydd’s gang had excellent diplomatic relations; Peter had been a youth worker. Previous posts have mentioned that as a gay activist in London at the time, Peter must have known about the trade in people between London and north Wales but he has never spoken about it.
I do not however assume that Peter was necessarily involved in abusing youngsters. Previous posts have discussed a good friend of mine who moved to north Wales in 1979 and opened a cafe. He ended up being as much of a target of Dafydd’s gang as I did, because he told a few too many people that pre-1979, he was a youth worker in north London and that he withdrew from a social work course after he raised concerns about the abuse and neglect of clients by Haringey and Islington Councils, only to be told by his tutors at the North London Poly that he could not criticise the Councils and that was the end of it. This man also told people in north Wales about the luxurious life-style of one Margaret Hodge that he witnessed and he also knew a well-known ‘radical lawyer’ and his wife, the radical lawyer’s wife in recent years having sat as a member of the GMC. The Top Doctors dripped so much poison into so many ears regarding my friend who owned the cafe that eventually no Top Doc would agree to treat him and it was recorded upon his medical records that he ‘destroys therapists’. No, they destroyed him because he was a witness and a whistleblower…
In Bermondsey, much was made of Peter Tatchell being Unemployed. Perhaps Peter Tatchell considered that a better option than working in social work/youth work in London at that time…
Tatchell’s book enters into considerable detail regarding the dreadful corruption in the Bermondsey Labour Party and its long history. Tatchell is not simply speculating; the people and events which he describes have been verified but most of it was never reported in the mainstream media.
John O’Grady was the leader of Southwark Borough Council, 1968-82. John Allen opened Bryn Alyn, which received so many kids in care from Southwark, in the late 1960s. O’Grady was a founder member and the Vice-Chair of the Social Democratic Alliance (SDA), which was formed in 1975 by a group of right wing Labour MPs and was a forerunner of the SDP. After much twisting and turning by everyone involved, after the SDP was formed in 1981, the SDA dissolved into it.
Tatchell identifies the Labour MP for Bermondsey, Bob Mellish, as well as his business associates and friends, as being the cause of the toxicity in Bermondsey. Mellish and his mates ran the Constituency Labour Party as a personal fiefdom, lied to everyone and rigged absolutely everything for the benefit of themselves while Mellish made much of being a True Cockney Who Represented The People, particularly against Incomers And Migrants. Bob Mellish sounds as though he was doing exactly the same as Dafydd, but Dafydd did it in north Wales in Welsh. The strategies were identical.
Bob Mellish’s business associates included the notorious T. Dan Smith from the North East of England who was notorious for his massive civic corruption, particularly involving local authorities and building contracts, which stretched as far as London. T. Dan Smith was involved with the corrupt Yorkshire-based businessman John Poulson, who in turn was responsible for the end of the career of Reginald Maudling, Heath’s Home Secretary who had previously served as Chancellor of the Exchequer Under Macmillan and Douglas-Home, Reggie having been caught out in dodgy business deals linked to Poulson. More recently, allegations that John Poulson was involved with the organised abuse of children have surfaced. See previous posts for further information on T. Dan Smith and John Poulson.
Robert Joseph Mellish, Baron Mellish served as the Labour MPforRotherhithe, 1946-50 and then Bermondsey, 1950-82. Mellish was born in Deptford, the thirteenth of fourteen children. His father was a docker. After Mellish left school he worked for the TGWU. He began work at the Stratford office of the newly created TGWU on the evening of the day that he left school. So Mellish was there at the very beginning, which might explain why he was selected as the candidate for Rotherhithe, in the face of candidates which were considered to have a much greater chance and who were more popular across the constituency, after the TGWU dockers’ delegates voted for him en bloc. He easily won the constituency in a by-election in 1946 and in 1950 the constituency was expanded and named Bermondsey.
Mellish had fought the Japanese in South-East Asia during WW II, which gave him a great deal of kudos in many circles, the Japs being renowned for their extreme cruelty during the war.
In 1950 Mellish was appointed PPS to George Strauss, Minister of Supply. George Russell Strauss, Baron Strauss (18 July 1901 – 5 June 1993) was a Labour MP for 46 years and was Father of the House of Commons, 1974-79. Strauss was the son of the Tory (and previously a Liberal Unionist) MP Arthur Strauss (1847–1920), who later joined the Labour Party. George Strauss was educated at Rugby, where the hostile treatment experienced by him and other Jewish boys left him as a vehement supporter of racial equality. Sadly some of that obviously didn’t rub off on ‘I hate darkies’ Mellish, more of which soon. Strauss became a metal merchant and a leading member of the London County Council on which his wife Patricia also served.
Members of the London County Council, including Jim Callaghan’s wife Audrey (see post ‘Cry, The Beloved Country’), colluded with the organised abuse of children and vulnerable people.
Strauss gained the seat of Lambeth North in 1929. He lost it in 1931, but regained it in a 1934 by-election. In 1939 Strauss was expelled from the Labour Party for supporting the ‘Popular Front’ movement of Stafford Cripps, whom he had served as PPS. Strauss was Parliamentary Secretary at the Ministry of Transport, 1945-47 and was the Minister of Supply, 1947-51. After boundary changes, Strauss became MP for Vauxhall in 1950, which he represented until 1979. On 9 July 1979 Strauss was created a life peer as Baron Strauss of Vauxhall in the London Borough of Lambeth.
The investigation into the paedophile ring that operated in the children’s homes of Lambeth throughout the 1970s, 80s and 90s which had links with Dafydd’s gang – kids were abused in Lambeth and sent to north Wales where they were abused – maintained that organised abuse of children in Lambeth dated as least as far back as the 1940s. See previous posts.
In 1951 Bob Mellish was appointed PPS to the Minister for Pensions, George Isaacs. George Isaacs was the MP for Gravesend, 1923-24, then Southwark, 1929-59. George Isaacs was an active trade unionist in the early years of the 20th century and served as General Secretary of the National Society of Operative Printers and Assistants (NATSOPA), 1909-49. This post also took Isaacs onto the General Council of the TUC – he was President of the TUC in 1945 – and he was active in the Labour Party. Isaacs was Minister of Labour and National Service in Attlee’s Gov’t, 1945-51 and then Minister of Pensions in 1951. Isaacs retired from Parliament in 1959. He had long since moved to East Molesey in Surrey where he served as a Deputy Lieutenant and as a JP. Isaacs was eventually Chairman of the Surrey Bench of Magistrates. Isaacs lived until 1979, so he was around to assist Dafydd and the gang as they built up their empire of child sex workers throughout the 1970s.
Bob Mellish was Chairman of the London Regional Labour Party, 1956-77 and it was through the London Regional Labour Party that Mellish exerted influence during the 1950s and early 1960s, when Labour were in Opposition.
Mellish was appointed as Gov’t Chief Whip, 1969-70 and 1974-76, by Harold Wilson and was renowned as a tough Chief Whip. He was Parliamentary Under-Secretary to the Minister for Housing and Local Government, 1964-67, then becoming Minister of Public Building and Works, 1967-69. Mellish became Minister for Housing and Local Government in 1970, under Tony Crosland, Secretary of State for Local Government and Regional Planning. Tony Crosland was a swinging bisexual who concealed the paedophile gang in the North East of England which was linked to Dafydd’s gang in north Wales and supplied Dafydd’s gang with staff and children from the 1970s onward (see post ‘The Most Dangerous Man In The World – Part III’).
Mellish was a Wilson loyalist and was said to have wept when he heard the news that Wilson had stepped down as PM in 1976. He supported Footie to replace Wilson, but in vain; Callaghan won the leadership ballot. Mellish got on well at a personal level with Foot, despite the great ideological differences between the two men, but disliked Callaghan so much that he resigned from the Cabinet within months of Wilson’s own retirement.
It was Foot who in Dec 1981 as Labour Leader made a speech stating that Tatchell would not be endorsed as a Labour candidate and that Foot didn’t ever envisage that he would be.
I mentioned previously that Bob Mellish was a racist git and proud of it. At one stage he opened a speech by saying “As I come to this platform, many of you will know that I have never been an anti-racialist”. In 1976 Mellish argued that the Malawi Asians expelled by Hastings Banda should not be allowed to live in Britain despite possessing British passports:
We cannot go on like this. I do not care what those on this side of the House, or the Opposition side or anywhere else, say. Problems at local level will become worse and worse for our own people unless something is done. All hon. Members know that people come to their surgeries describing the most distressing conditions – terrifying conditions. People born and bred in their own constituencies have been on the housing waiting list for as long as six years. But, on the points system, one must give immigrants preference…People cannot come here just because they have a British passport – full stop.
Wasn’t having a British passport traditionally the essence of the criteria that allowed one to ‘come here’?
Tatchell mentioned in his book that a black person was actively blocked from becoming active in the Bermondsey Labour Party when Mellish and his henchmen were in control.
Thatch’s Gov’t was keen to get a Labour figure to sit on the London Docklands Development Corporation as Vice-Chairman in 1980 but the Labour Party was entirely opposed to the creation of the LDDC and refused to nominate. Mellish offered a way through as he was willing to take the post; as a sitting MP he would lose his seat if the post was paid, so a special provision was made that it would be unpaid until the Vice-Chairman elected to take payment.
Mellish’s appointment as Vice-Chairman of the LDDC, a non-elected body, was made directly by Michael Heseltine. Heseltine originated from Swansea and is someone else who knew about Dafydd’s gang, their role in the Westminster Paedophile Ring and Heseltine tried to benefit from that knowledge. Sir Anthony Meyer’s battle with Beata Brookes, a Tory politician in north Wales who was a former social worker, which resulted in an all-out civil war in the Tory Party in north east Wales (see previous posts) and Meyer’s subsequent ‘stalking horse’ challenge to Thatch’s leadership was a plan by Meyer to lever Heseltine in as Tory leader, but for reasons which are not yet clear to me, Heseltine didn’t go for it at the time as Meyer expected and hoped.
When I wrote my post ‘The Celtic Iron Lady And Yet More Recent History’, I presumed that Sir Anthony had gone into battle to prevent Beata Brookes from bagging a Westminster seat because he knew that Brookes was a mate of Dafydd and Lucille and was fully on board with the trafficking ring. I found out later that Anthony Meyer was also fully on board with the trafficking ring and went into battle because he just hated Beata and the Thatcherite wing of the Tory Party. Pretty much an everyday story of north Wales folk – fighting tooth and nail because they hate each other but everyone’s on board with Dafydd’s gang.
Mellish’s wiki entry tells us that his ‘acceptance of a post with the LDDC exacerbated the split with the Bermondsey Constituency Labour Party which had elected a slate of left-wing officers at its annual meeting that same year’. That is true, but the wiki entry does not mention the endemic corruption and the business deals with corrupt businessmen that Mellish was involved with which were part of the reason why there was a ‘split’ between Mellish and the ‘left-wing officers’ of his CLP. The split was always described as being ideological, but Mellish was involved in matters which no honest activist would ever have been able to defend and support.
Mellish’s wiki entry continues with the info that he ‘was against the shift to the left in the Labour Party and decided not to stand for election again. Tam Dalyell later said that “Mellish’s final years in the Commons were dogged by controversy and beset with troubles in Bermondsey from hard-left ‘yuppie’ incomers and the Militant tendency, people who were moons apart from the dockers who had selected him four decades earlier”.
Tam Dalyell failed to mention that Mellish ensured that his constituents knew all about his dad being a docker and Mellish fighting the Japs during the war which will have gone down very well with many of them, but no-one told those constituents that Mellish and his crew were exporting the most disadvantaged kids in the Borough into the hands of a gang of paedophiles in north Wales and that the reason why Mellish’s constituents couldn’t get housing wasn’t simply because the darkies were jumping the queue, it was because Mellish and his corrupt associates had completely screwed up local authority housing.
You should have socked it to them Mr Tatchell, I know that you were given a dreadful time, but if you had exposed the worst of what was going on and the links between Dafydd’s gang and Thatcher’s Gov’t, then history could not have been rewritten as a fight between yuppies playing at being lefties against a noble working class man who Really Spoke For His Constituents. Likewise had anyone briefed the dockers re some aspects of Enoch Powell and his activities, they might not have been so robust in their (alleged) support of him in 1968.
It was the same old crew who won the biggest prizes as a result of Lord Bob and his mates being The Authentic Voice Of Sahf London:
The Baroness Thatcher
Documents released from the National Archives relatively recently confirmed that Thatcher did indeed want to extinguish trade union power in the UK. Nice one Lord Bob of the Dockers, you certainly helped there!
The Baroness Thatcher
Sir Peter Morrison
The Lord St John of Fawsley
So why was Bob Mellish involved with Dafydd and the gang? Probably because of this particular child molester and mate of Dafydd’s gang, who was another Labour Party vote-puller of the same vintage as Bob Mellish and was also a friend of Harold Wilson and someone who, like Mellish, hated Jim Callaghan:
The Viscount Tonypandy
Bob Mellish wanted his ally John O’Grady to be selected to succeed him as the constituency MP, but the constituency party selected Tatchell, the Secretary of the Bermondsey CLP. Mellish threatened to resign immediately and force a by-election if Tatchell was endorsed by the Labour Party nationally. Michael Foot, then the Labour Party leader, hung Peter Tatchell out to dry in his Dec 1981 speech – without forewarning Tatchell – in which he stated that Tatchell would never be endorsed “so far as I am concerned”. Footie was rude about Thatchell’s Gay Lib activism. This was the Footie who shagged anything that moved of both sexes when he was younger and who’s wife Jill Craigie told him to satisfy his ‘additional needs’ with other people but not to bother to provide her with the details. See previous posts. Footie knew about Dafydd and the gang and colluded with them. Footie kept his own sexual shenanigans out of the press by making it clear to them that he had even more dirt on Lord Rothermere and Lord Beaverbrook than they did on him and one word about Footie’s additional needs in the press and the world would find out about the additional needs of Lords Rothermere and Beaverbrook.
Those other men of principle Denis Healey and Fattersley, who also knew about the activities of Dafydd’s gang, as well as the activities of George Thomas, Greville Janner, Sir Peter Morrison, Lord St John of Fawsley, Sir Cyril Smith, Jeremy Thorpe, Lord Louis of Mountbatten, Ma’am Darling and Ma’am Darling’s husband Lord Snowdon, joined Footie in condemning Peter Tatchell and his gay leftie ways. Merlyn Rees was also Shocked and Disgusted by Tatchell. Merlyn Rees not only colluded with Dafydd and the paedophiles throughout his career, particularly when he was Home Secretary, 1976-79, (see previous posts), but Merlyn Rees was a Director of Municipal Mutual in 1996 (see post ‘I Predict A Riot’).
Municipal Mutual were the insurers of Clwyd County Council and the North Wales Police. In 1996, when the Jillings Report into the abuse of children in the care of Clwyd County Council since 1974 was completed after the Jillings Investigation and it was known that Jillings had concluded that the abuse had been horrific, indefensible and that organised abuse had been taking place in north Wales for decades prior to the 1970s, Michael Beloff QC, the legal adviser to Municipal Mutual, ensured that no-one except for Municipal Mutual’s lawyers read the Jillings Report, not even the Clwyd Councillors. Michael Beloff QC ordered that if Malcolm King, the Chair of Clwyd’s Social Services Committee – who was feared to be a bit of a loose cannon where the matter of the abuse of kids was concerned – ever managed to see the Report and publicise its contents, then King should be sacked. See post ‘It’s A Piece Of Cake…’
No-one did ever see the Jillings Report for many, many years because all known copies were pulped; in 2013, someone produced a copy that had been lurking quietly somewhere and it was finally made publicly available. It was so heavily redacted that it was virtually meaningless, even to those of us with a good knowledge of who the culprits were.
When the UK press were throwing everything including the kitchen sink at Peter Tatchell, Dafydd’s gang were trying to snare me into a glorious future which would have involved providing sexual services to the vile old grunters who were giving Tatchell such a bad time.
Er, no Dafydd, I wouldn’t have even been tempted… Not even if I had known that one of their mates was the thirteenth son of a docker who had fought the Japs.
No rational person would ever have been tempted, which was why Dafydd’s gang murdered people who challenged them.
In August 1982, it became clear that Tatchell would be permitted to stand if the CLP selected him again, so Mellish announced his resignation from the Labour Party to sit as an Independent MP. In November 1992, Mellish resigned his seat in Parliament and forced the 1983 by-election in which Mellish campaigned for John O’Grady who stood as a Real Bermondsey Labour candidate. O’Grady’s campaign involved him travelling around the constituency in a horse and trap singing a homophobic song about Thatchell.
You should have given me a ring Peter, I’d have popped down to Bermondsey three years later and sung a song about Dafydd, because I’d encountered him by then.
O’Grady performed badly at the Feb 1983 by-election although Mellish did take satisfaction from the heavy defeat of Tatchell by the bisexual Simon Hughes.
In 2003, after Mellish’s death, Tatchell claimed that Mellish was secretly bisexual and was “persistent” in propositioning Tatchell but warned Thatchell when he was rebuffed not to publicise it as no one would believe him. It wouldn’t actually surprise me if this was true. I’m not someone who believes that a paedophile lurks on every corner, but these mad old sods were so confused and hypocritical about sexuality, including theirs, that some very odd things were happening. Tatchell quietly behaved with a great deal of dignity in the face of these bastards and while I would never suggest that he should ever have conducted himself like them, Tatchell should have dropped the bomb of Dafydd, the Top Docs and the trafficking gang and dealt with them for good. We would have helped you Peter, but the British state were far too busy assisting Dafydd in murdering our friends and wrecking our lives. Even so, had someone even told me that Tatchell had been stung by the London arm of Dafydd’s gang I’d have been a most willing worker…
Lord John Walton, President of the BMA, 1980-82; President of the GMC, 1982-89:
Lord Robert Kilpatrick, President of the GMC, 1989-95:
See previous posts for more information on Walton and Kilpatrick.
Bob Mellish later joined Dr Death and the SDP. So the Devil went straight into the arms of Dafydd’s own true friends (see posts ‘Dr Death’ and ‘We’ve Been Expecting You…’)
In 1985 the thirteenth son of a docker who didn’t like darkies and had also fought the Japs stood down from the LDDC and accepted a peerage on 12 July 1985 as Baron Mellish, of Bermondsey in Greater London, sitting as an independent.
In July 1985, Dr D.G.E. Wood, Tony Francis et al were busying themselves with preparations to wreck the future careers of my friends and I. I had contacted lawyers as well as Keith Best, the Tory MP for Anglesey, re my concerns over the activities of the mental health services in north Wales, unaware that the whole lot of them were colluding with the gang. Mary Wynch’s application for leave to sue Dafydd and the gang was heard by the Master of the Rolls on 9 July 1985; Mary was given leave to go ahead and sue Dafydd and the gang. See post ‘The Mary Wynch Case – Details’.
In August 1985 my best friend from school worked in the box office at the Edinburgh Fringe. When she refused to pull strings to obtain a ticket and accommodation – the event was sold out by the time that she was asked – for Samuel Brittan, a journo on the FT and the brother of Leon Brittan, Home Secretary, June 1983-Sept 1985, Samuel sent a copy of the letter that my friend had sent him, in which she apologised but explained that she could not get him a ticket and an hotel, to his mate Michael Grade, the then Controller of BBC 1. Michael Grade wrote back to Samuel telling Samuel that he was ‘appalled’ at my friend’s ‘rudeness’ and that he would ensure that Samuel did get a ticket ‘even if I have to give you mine’. The Edinburgh Fringe box office went apeshit, presented my friend with copies of Brittan and Grade’s correspondence and gave her a bollocking. Just weeks previously my friends’ parents, who were both mental health professionals working in the West Country, had given me advice as to how to deal with the horrors then being thrown at me by the north Wales mental health services.
In 1986, my friend and her husband moved to a flat in Bethnal Green when they began their careers in the media. I stayed at their flat for a short time, for the first few weeks of my MSc at Hammersmith Hospital. We were all threatened by some seriously nasty characters. We attributed it to thuggery and possibly fascist activity but I now know that the sex offenders and nasties were gifts from Dafydd’s gang. Over the next five years, we all found ourselves on the receiving end of gangsters (see post ‘The Turn of The Screw’). In early 1991, just after I was forced out of my job at St George’s, my friend was unlawfully sacked from her job with the Royal Television Society. Her husband was soon afterwards forced out of his job at the BBC. Dear old Michael Grade and his pals were terrifically good mates with everyone at the RTS and the BBC… See previous posts.
Leon Brittan was known to have concealed the Westminster Paedophile Ring and there have been allegations that he too abused children and young people.
It was Michael Grade who supported Esther Rantzen in establishing ChildLine, after a conversation between them in 1985. Rantzen has been accused of ignoring calls to ChildLine from kids in care in north Wales and one woman maintains that she told Rantzen about Jimmy Savile but was ignored. In 1988 I wrote to Rantzen about Dafydd and the abuses of mental health patients in north Wales. I did not receive a reply. Rantzen’s sister Priscilla Taylor worked as a social worker for Lambeth Borough Council and Priscilla’s boss Valerie – later Baroness – Howarth was appointed Chief Exec of ChildLine by Rantzen. See previous posts.
The Lord Havers QC
Bob Mellish was a supporter of Millwall Football Club and was President of the Millwall Supporters Club. Wasn’t there a sizeable problem with serious violence on the part of Millwall fans at that time? And er, infiltration of the fans by the NF? NF recruiters distributing their leaflets at matches involving Millwall? And links between the organised violence at football matches and serious organised crime?
The tallest building in Milton Keynes, Mellish Court, is named after Bob Mellish. So there’s an honour for Milton Keynes, although perhaps someone could explain why a corrupt old bastard from Bermondsey who’s business associates were builders and planners involved in municipal corruption across the whole of England should be honoured by a tower block in Milton Keynes…
Tam Dalyell’s obituary of Mellish which was published in the Indie gives further insights into the sources of Mellish’s power. Dalyell described Mellish as the ‘cement that prevented the Labour Party being split asunder’ under the entry of Britain into the Common Market and that Mellish achieved that by a ‘remarkable feat of political management’ which was matched by his ‘wheeling and dealing’ in Gov’t on ‘wage limits agreed by Jack Jones and Hugh Scanlon, the closed shop, the Docklands Labour Scheme and the compulsory introduction of comprehensive schools’.
Dalyell told us that Mellish was far more successful as Wilson’s Chief Whip than anyone ever thought that he would be; when Mellish was appointed, it was widely believed that Wilson had made a terrible mistake and that Mellish would be the most dreadful bully, but ooh no, he did a wonderful job. Mellish was appointed Chief Whip in 1969, just after John Allen opened the Bryn Alyn Community and the trade in disadvantaged children between the wider UK – including Southwark – and north Wales began in earnest. George Thomas was Secretary of State for Wales, April 1968-June 1970. When George Thomas was Secretary of State, responsibilities for Health and Social Services in Wales were transferred to the Welsh Office. George was in charge of the kiddies homes and the psychiatric hospitals!!!
Ian Mikardo, Mellish’s constituency neighbour and someone who was on the left of the Labour Party, was initially ‘quite appalled’ at Mellish’s appointment as Chief Whip but later stated that Mellish was ‘to a perfect degree a round peg in a round hole’. Ian Mikardo was someone who knew that disadvantaged children from his own constituency in the East End were being abused and trafficked by Dafydd’s gang but Mikardo said nothing (see previous posts).
Eight of Mellish’s 13 siblings died as children from conditions such as meningitis and scarlet fever. According to Dalyell, this resulted in Mellish having a lifelong commitment to healthcare. You’ve guessed it, Mellish ‘devoted his time to the work of the East End hospital Boards throughout his life’. The East End hospital Boards who did not help their disadvantaged patients as much as they pretended to or indeed should or could have; the hospital Boards who removed slum kids from their parents and transported them to Australia knowing that they were going to lives of sexual abuse and slavery or, from the late 1960s onward, sent them into the arms of Dafydd and the paedophile gang.
For details of how, in the mid-1980s, a group of healthcare workers and managers in the East End who had concealed Dafydd’s crimes extracted dosh from Ken Clarke at the DoH to reopen the Mildmay Mission Hospital in Shoreditch and transform it into a hospice for terminally ill AIDS patients, many of whom were rent boys who had been abused and trafficked by Dafydd’s gang, see post ‘Apocalypse Now’.
The Mildmay also looked after a number of high profile celebrity AIDS patients. Their names have never been revealed, being people who were afforded rather more respect and concern than the victims of Dafydd’s gang. A number of celebs, including former East Enders stars are supporters of the Mildmay’s work.
The Labour MP Peter Shore was someone who assisted in extracting the dosh from the DoH to transform the Mildmay into a hospice for AIDS patients. Peter Shore was one of those who opposed Peter Tatchell standing as the Labour candidate in Bermondsey. Shore was someone else who knew about the activities of Dafydd et al and benefited greatly from keeping his trap shut (see previous posts).
A few other Interesting Facts with regard to Bob Mellish:
Mellish’s appointment as PPS to George Isaacs was backed by Mandelson’s granddad Herbert Morrison, then the Deputy Leader of the Labour Party. George Thomas was first elected in 1945, the year that Mandy’s granddad became Deputy PM. Mandy’s granddad knew Thomas.
Mandy’s granddad was born in and went to school in Lambeth. He was Leader of London County Council, 1934-40; MP for Hackney South, 1935-45 and for Lewisham East and then Lewisham South, 1945-59. In 1959 Herbert Morrison was elevated to the peerage.
Tam Dalyell alleged that Bob Mellish’s commitment to improving housing and slum clearance ‘created a bond’ between Mellish and Dame Evelyn Sharp, who was Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Housing and Local Gov’t, 1955-66, during which time Mellish served in that Ministry. Sharp was born in Hornsey – now part of Haringey – the daughter of the vicar of Ealing. Sharp’s uncles included Richard Harvey, Archdeacon of Halifax, Sir John Harvey, Judge of the Supreme Court of New South Wales and Sir Ernest Harvey, Chief Cashier to the Bank of England. Evelyn Sharp studied at Somerville College, Oxford and graduated in 1925.
Sharp joined the Civil Service in 1926, served at first in the Board of Trade and then in the Ministry of Health, which at the time was concerned with Housing and Local Gov’t and this became Sharp’s speciality. When the Ministry of Housing and Local Gov’t was formed in 1951, Sharp worked with Harold Macmillan. From 1964, Sharp’s Minister was Dick Crossman. Mellish was promoted to Minister of Works in 1967, the year after Sharp retired. Dick Crossman was Lord President of the Council, 1966-68 – Herbert Morrison was Lord President of the Council, 1945-51 – one responsibility which comes with that position is that of the visitor to UCNW.
Evelyn Sharp had some interesting sidelines for the mandarin running the Ministry concerned with Housing and Local Gov’t while a corrupt MP with business associates who were notorious for local authority corruption in terms of building and planning worked in her Ministry. After she retired, Sharp was Director of Bovis, the construction company and was President of the London and Quadrant Housing Trust. Sharp served on the Royal Commission on Local Gov’t in England, 1966-69 and was a member of the IBA, 1966-73. Sharp’s enthusiasm for modernist architecture and urban rebuilding caused it to be said of her that she ‘truly did come close to doing as much damage as the Luftwaffe’; Sharp gave her backing to many development of high rise flats. Low income residents of the cities of the UK will have had a bum deal, but Sharp, Bovis, Mellish and their mates will have done very well out of it.
When Mellish was causing havoc in Bermondsey, Mandy was working for LWT and then in 1985 began ‘modernising’ the Labour party and doing all that he could to make the Windbag electable after the Windbag was appointed Leader of the Labour Party in Oct 1983. The Windbag who knew Tony Francis and who’s wife was a school teacher from north Wales and who were both colluding with Dafydd et al.
The biggest light entertainment star on British TV in the early 1990s was Cilla Black; ‘Blind Date’, the show hosted by Cilla, was so profitable for LWT that it turned it’s fortunes around. Cilla was a close friend of Geoffrey Chamberlain at St George’s Hospital Medical School, who was colluding with that paedophile ring in south London and Dafydd’s gang in north Wales. Mandy was a member of Lambeth Borough Council, 1979-82.
Michael Grade was an executive for LWT throughout the 1970s and in the early years of the 80s.
The Lord Morrison of Lambeth
The Lord Mandelson
Tam Dalyell considered Bob Mellish to be the ‘authentic voice of working class dockland London’ – the authentic voice who was so concerned for his dockland constituents that he helped Thatch out by becoming Vice-Chair of the LDDC, 1981-85.
Mellish’s constituents will all have bagged jobs as bankers after the development of London’s Docklands:
For further information regarding how those who concealed the crimes of Dafydd and the gang were part of the regeneration of London’s Docklands, see post ‘The Bodies Beneath Canary Wharf’.
Bob Mellish is on record as saying about Harold Wilson that ‘the Prime Minister is a soft and decent man, almost too gentle. Some say it’s a weakness. I believe it’s a strength. He is very loyal to his friends…I am not a sycophant, but I do respect and admire him.’
Bob Mellish: one crooked old bastard who was Mr Big in the London Labour Party, supporting a whole host of other crooked old bastards, who were all in the pockets of the crooked old bastard who was PM. The entire farce was underpinned by an absolute idiot but a very dangerous idiot:
He doesn’t just hold hands you know!
Bob Mellish died in May 1998, during the middle of the Waterhouse Inquiry. Ronnie Waterhouse was on very good terms with Frank Chapple, the General Secretary of the ‘moderate’ union, the EETPU (Electrical, Electronic, Telecommunications and Plumbing Union), 1966-84 and Ronnie acted for the EETPU on many occasions. Chapple was personally involved in the attempt in Nov 1980 to flood the Bermondsey Labour Party with phoney members – many of whom lived nowhere near Bermondsey – when Tatchell and other members of Bermondsey CLP were challenging Mellish and his mates with regard to their abuses and corruption. The applications to join the Bermondsey CLP were all done using the EETPU as a vehicle, by people using their affiliation to the EETPU as the basis of their application. Two such people were Southwark Councillors Charles Sawyer and Joe Lees. If they are still alive perhaps they would like to explain why they sent so many disadvantaged kids into the hands of a vicious sex abuse gang in north Wales who then trafficked them back down to London to work as rent boys, infecting many of them with HIV in the process.
Frank Chapple, Baron Chapple of Hoxton (8 August 1921 – 19 October 2004) was born in the slum area of Hoxton, east London. There was no bath or running hot water in the Chapple home. A Communist Party member early in his adult life, Chapple left the party after and partly as a result of, the Soviet suppression of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956. Thereafter he remained a forceful anti-communist. Frank Chapple will have known many of the members of the Communist Party in the 1950s, including many of the radicals who used to spend their summers at Croesor in north Wales who were friends with Sir Clough Williams-Ellis, his wife Amabel and their friend Bertrand Russell. The crowd who used to visit Croesor knew about Dafydd’s gang, which before Dafydd ran the show was led by Gwynne the lobotomist (see post eg. ‘The Village’).
Hoxton is just down the road from the flat in Bethnal Green in which my friends lived in 1986-87. The Krays grew up in Hoxton and hung around with the more degenerate politicians as well as gangsters and showbiz folk. Lod Bob Boothby used rent boys and was reputed to have had an affair with Ronnie Kray as well as his long-standing relationship with Harold Macmillan’s wife Dorothy. I cannot understand why no-one was surprised when many years later it was revealed that Ronnie Kray was being feted and treated like a King in Broadmoor. Broadmoor and indeed the whole mental health system was run by criminals and traffickers which was how Jimmy Savile made his way into it and was given senior managerial responsibilities. See posts ‘Socio-Politicial Context of The North Wales Mental Health Services In The 1980s’, ‘A Pretty Classy Piece Of Operation’ and ‘The Old Devils’.
Chapple served as a member of the General Council of the TUC, 1971-83. Throughout that time the TUC concealed the crimes of Dafydd and associated gangs, sometimes very directly by protecting abusers employed in health and social care who were members of trade unions (see eg. posts ‘A Very COHSE Relationship With Some Very Nasty People’ and ‘Mary Turner – An Appreciation’). Chapple first joined what became the EETPU in 1937 and he had held offices at every level in the union. After his retirement, Frank Chapple was elevated to the Lords. Frank Chapple died in 2004. So he was around well after the publication of the Waterhouse Report to ensure that the truth remained suppressed.
Baron Chapple of Hoxton:
One of Chapple’s sons, Barry Chapple, was a regional official of Amicus, which succeeded the EETPU. Amicus was the UK’s second largest trade union and the largest private sector union, formed by the merger of MSF and the AEEU, agreed in 2001 and two smaller unions, UNIFI and the GPMU. MSF was the union that represented many professionals in the NHS who were not Top Doctors or Angels and MSF used their knowledge of the wrongdoing of the Top Doctors to wield a great deal of power in the NHS, but did not use their influence to stop the wrongdoing or the abuse of patients. David Hole, who served as one of the MSF reps at St George’s Hospital Medical School when I worked there, 1989-91, was along with his colleagues concealing an enormous mountain of crap including crap directly relating to the trafficking gang which was operating in south London at the time and the Westminster Paedophile Ring (see previous posts). Amicus merged with the TGWU in 2007 to become UNITE.
Lest anyone wants further evidence of the wrongdoing in Southwark with Dafydd et al, not only is Southwark on the doorstep of the Maudsley, where Dafydd ‘trained’ with other Top Doctors who were facilitating organised abuse and who protected Dafydd et al in north Wales for the rest of their careers, but Dafydd’s mate Dr Jim Birley (see post ‘A Galaxy Of Talent’) joined the Maudsley as a consultant in 1969. Birley was the Dean of the Institute of Psychiatry, 1971-82, Dean of the Royal College of Psychiatry, 1982-87 and President, 1987-90. He was President of the BMA, 1993-94.
There are plenty of accounts that suggest that Jim Birley was quite mad. He spent time working with William Sargant at Tommy’s – as did Dr Death – when Sargant was carrying out such dangerous irresponsible experiments on patients that many of them died. Jim Birley claimed to have seen miraculous recoveries as a consequence of barbarous treatments that even at the time were known not to work. Then Jim Birley had a psychotic breakdown himself but was alleged to have made a full recovery within two days, so he returned to work.
Jim Birley was one of the British psychiatrists who took Soviet psychiatry to task in the late 1980s for abusing psychiatry for political purposes. While his mate Dafydd had the victims of a paedophile gang who had dared complain illegally imprisoned in a dungeon.
Jim Birley didn’t confine himself to Top Doctoring in hospitals. He established the Windsor Walk Housing Association which was supported accommodation. At about the same time Birley established the Camberwell Rehabilitation Association, which employed patients to undertake tasks such as making fuse boxes. In 1971 Jim Birley – after meeting David Ennals – founded the Southwark Association for Mental Health.
In 1971 David Ennals was leading a major campaign for MIND and Ennals joined in the long tradition of MIND in concealing the crimes of Dafydd and the gangs associated with him (see previous posts). Ennals later became Chair of MIND and it was whilst Ennals was Chair that Tony Smythe was appointed as Chief Exec of MIND. Tony Smythe had links with paedophiles’ rights groups such as PIE. David Ennals was Secretary of State for the DHSS, 1976-79, while Dafydd and the gang ran riot in north Wales. Before he had ever met Jim Birley, Ennals had served as a junior Minister in the Home Office – whilst the Home Office was directly responsible for managing Approved Schools, such as Bryn Estyn and Axwell Park, where there were paedophile gangs in operation.
Lord David Ennals’ son Sir Paul Ennals was Chief Executive of the NCB (National Children’s Bureau). Peter Righton the social work academic who was a convicted paedophile was involved with the NCB. Paul Ennals was also a member of safeguarding Boards in Haringey, Gateshead, Sunderland and Tyneside. Which would have meant a lot of commuting. All of the locations in which Sir Paul was busy safeguarding had paedophile rings operating in the children’s services. Lord Ennals’ brother Martin Ennals was Secretary-General of Amnesty International for some years.
See previous posts for further information re David, Paul and Martin Ennals.
Much as I admire Peter Tatchell’s resistance in the face of the gangsters which were Bob Mellish and his mates and one can only fall about laughing at the idea that Labour big wigs believed that Tatchell was the Labour Party’s problem, Peter and his supporters fell into the usual trap of campaigning on behalf of the Top Docs, their campaign being to keep St Olave’s Hospital open, although St Olave’s closed in 1985. In the late 1960s, St Olave’s operated a Day Hospital for psychiatric patients which St Olave’s shared with Cane Hill Hospital. Cane Hill Hospital was used as a dumping ground by the Maudsley for ‘chronic’ patients who were ‘never going to get better’. Those patients will have been in a very sorry state and they will have been drugged up and abandoned. A Top Doctor will not have gone near them for months on end. In the late 1970s, virtually all the ‘services’ and patients at St Olave’s were transferred to Guy’s. In 1979, only 40 patients remained at St Olave’s and 30 of them were psychogeriatric patients, who were eventually transferred to New Cross Hospital. They too will have been abandoned by the Top Doctors.
I can understand that Peter may have felt that the psych patients of St Olave’s had so little that Peter et al were helping by keeping a shite mental health service going. After all, in the latter half of the 1990s, I argued very strongly for keeping the Day Centre in the Hergest Unit open on the grounds that at least it provided patients with a warm meeting place where they could socialise and have a cup of coffee with their friends, many Empowered Service Users being so poor and isolated that if the Day Centre shut they would not even be able to do that. Before the Day Centre died by a thousand cuts, it was a vastly preferable ‘service’ to that which was the North Wales Hospital Denbigh or the thugs of the Arfon Community Mental Health Team. After the Day Centre closed, patients died and became destitute en masse. See previous posts. However, what Peter and his supporters should really have been aiming for, while admittedly doing what they could to make patients’ lives as comfortable as they could under the circumstances, was to smash the racket that the Top Doctors were running, because that was the real problem. Those patients, along with the kids in care, were being abused and neglected, while the Top Docs stuck their noses into every trough available and dictated their own salaries. Every Gov’t Minister fell for it, even Battling Barbara Castle who was Going To Stamp Out Private Medicine. She didn’t, because the Top Docs told her to fuck off and Battling Babs didn’t dare cripple them and their rotten to the core profession. Furthermore Battling Babs ‘went private’ for fertility treatment herself because it wasn’t available on the NHS.
David Ennals and Dr Death were Ministers in the DHSS under Battling Babs.
Jeff Crowther, who for years worked as a nursing officer/manager in the mental health services in north Wales (see previous posts), was considered quite a leftie by his colleagues. Jeff loathed the Royal Family and one day I heard him telling the other Angels that the country fell for the Royals’ scams at every Royal Wedding and Royal Baby, but the Royal Family were a bunch of leeches who were bleeding the nation dry. I very much preferred Jeff to many of his colleagues, but he knew what Dafydd and the gang were doing, he admitted to me that Dafydd ‘was a corrupt old bastard’ and that he knew that Dafydd was sexually abusing patients and when I lost my temper and yelled at Jeff ‘why won’t any of you stand up to him?’, Jeff said ‘because we’ve got jobs to keep and mortgages to pay’ and walked off.
Sir Peter Morrison Jeff. One of those whom Dafydd was supplying with boys in care for sex parties. Morrison’s sister Dame Mary was Woman-of-the-Bedchamber to HM Queen Lilibet. The Duke of Westminster, one of Carlo’s closest friends, was involved in concealing Dafydd’s gang. So was Carlo himself, in his capacity as Chancellor of UCNW (Bangor University). Carlo’s mate Jimmy Savile was a visitor to Bryn Estyn, where one boy alleged Savile witnessed a gang rape of one boy. Why do you think that Di was making PR visits to AIDS wards where victims of Dafydd’s gang were dying, or to Broadmoor where victims of Dafydd’s gang were banged up and being assaulted by Savile? You knew all of this, you were not as thick as some of your colleagues and you kept quiet because you wanted a job as an Angel. You still didn’t grass the bastards up when they killed your wife and then sent a murderous thug after you.
Looks like you were taken to the cleaners as well Jeff.
Labour Party ‘grandees’: Do you think that basing your election strategies and indeed Gov’ts on the continued success of a gang of paedophiles in north Wales was a particularly sensible idea? I wouldn’t expect anything better to have emanated from the brain of the Windbag, but surely some of you could have worked out what was going to happen? Battle for your soul? You didn’t have one, you only had a sole, which I and the others Empowered Service Users experienced as you trod on us for decades, you thick-as-pig-shit-we’d-better-give-the-Top-Docs-everything-that-they-ask-for-because-they-know-about-George-Thomas-and-anyway-we-won’t-get-medical-care-ourselves-if-we-piss-them-off utter dipsticks.
For all the mouthing off by Cockney Wanker and his chums about being the Authentic Voice and Committed to the Constituents, areas like Southwark are still on their knees, so somehow Cockney Wanker’s constituents didn’t reap the rewards throughout the decades that Cockney Wanker et al laid down their lives to fight their corner in the face of the invading gay hordes in the form of Peter Tatchell and co. I note that Cockney Wanker himself ended up in the Lords. Along with Lord Chapple, Lord Owen, Lord Kinnock, Lord Mandelson and the rest of them.
As for the fate of the wider UK after Cockney Wanker had saved us from Mr Tatchell:
Ray Gunter succeeded Bob Mellish’s mate George Isaacs as Labour MP for Southwark, 1959-72. Gunter was born in Wales and had a background in the railway industry and the trade union movement – specifically his union, the Transport Salaried Staffs’ Association (TSSA). Gunter was elected as the MP for South East Essex in 1945 and was a backbencher throughout the six-year Labour Gov’t of Attlee. In the late 1940s, Gunter’s Essex seat was broken up; he was elected for Doncaster in Yorkshire in 1950. He was unseated in 1951 by the Tory Anthony Barber.
Gunter was associated with the right wing of the Labour Party and was a member of the Labour Party’s NEC, 1955-66. He was president of TSSA, 1956–64. Gunter was returned to the Commons as a TSSA-sponsored MP in 1959 and became a Shadow Cabinet member.
After Labour won the 1964 General Election, Harold Wilson made Gunter Minister of Labour. The dilemma Gunter faced was his trade unionist’s natural view that trade unions should be able to negotiate responsible pay rates for their members through “free collective bargaining” but on the other hand the wildcat strikes in some parts of British industry were often seen as damaging to the economy, and “wage restraint” was the alternative. Soon after Labour’s 1966 General Election victory, the seamans’ strike saw this conflict came to a head. Gunter took the same tough line as Harold Wilson. He would later describe his stint as Minister of Labour as a “bed of nails”. Gunter sought to complete his work by bringing in a new bill drawn from the findings of the Donovan Commission Report on trade union power, but Wilson reshuffled him to Minister of Power in April 1968. Gunter was rumoured to have been linked with negative leaks from Cabinet and resigned from Gov’t on 1 July 1968, stating he could no longer work in a Wilson Gov’t. Gunter’s successor in labour affairs, Barbara Castle, saw her proposals to reduce trade union powers in her 1969 White Paper, ‘In Place Of Strife’ fail in the teeth of concerted trade union opposition. Gunter resigned from Parliament in 1972.
Gunter died in 1977 and was buried on the Isles of Scilly, where for many years – like Harold Wilson – he had a house, located in Launceston Close, Old Town and called Y Bwythen Bach. Gunter’s name lives on in a block of sheltered flats for the elderly built by Southwark Council in Walworth; not that Gunter found himself spending his twilight years in that block of flats.
Ray Gunter was succeeded in his Southwark seat by Harry Lamborn. Lamborn was born in London and also had a background in the union movement, specifically his union USDAW, local government and the London Co-operative movement.
Lamborn was a member of Camberwell Borough Council, 1953-65 and was Mayor in 1963/4. He represented the Dulwich constituency on the London County Council, 1958-65. Lamborn was elected to the successor body, the GLC, in 1964 for the constituency of Southwark and was re-elected in 1967 and 1970. Lamborn was Deputy Chairman of the GLC, 1971/2.
Harry Lamborn was elected for Southwark a by-election in May 1972 and after his constituency was eliminated in boundary changes, he ran in the newly configured Peckham. He was comfortably re-elected in the Feb 1974 General Election and was PPS to Denis Healey, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, 1974-79. Throughout it all, kids in care from Lamborn’s constituency were sent into the arms of Dafydd and the paedophiles.
Lamborn was comfortably re-elected in the Tory landslide of 1979, but with a reduced majority. He died in August 1982 and was succeeded in the Peckham constituency by Harriet Harman, a star of many previous posts on this blog. Harriet did and said nothing either about the kids from her constituency who had been and continued to be sent to children’s homes in north Wales where they were abused either, but then Harriet’s dad John Harman was a Top Doctor who was mates with many of those facilitating and colluding with Dafydd’s gang.
Harry Lamborn’s name too lives on in a block of sheltered flats for the elderly built by Southwark Council, on Gervase Street off the Old Kent Road in Peckham. Will Harriet too be immortalised in the name of a block of old people’s flats? Well Jane Hutt’s mate Val Feld who did more than most wimmin in Wales – except for Jane Hutt herself, Julie Morgan, Lesley Griffiths and Edwina Hart of course – to collude with Dafydd’s gang is remembered by a plaque on the wall of the Senedd (see previous posts)…
While reading about Southwark, I noticed something odd. Susan Elan Jones was a Councillor in the London Borough of Southwark, 2006-09 and was Deputy Leader of the Opposition on that Council, 2007-09. Susan Elan Jones is currently the Labour MP for Clwyd South, after being elected in the 2010 General Election, succeeding the paedophiles’ friend Martyn Jones (see previous posts). Susan Elan Jones is rather hopeless and invisible as an MP, but she has done a bit of screaming in the direction of the two old Trots who currently lead the Labour Party. Susan was one of those who resigned from Jezza’s Shadow Cabinet in June 2016, denouncing Jezza as unelectable and calling on him to stand down.
Part of Susan’s statement read: ‘When I was re-elected as MP for Clwyd South in May 2015, I made a plea that we should never forget those in our society who are less fortunate…although I shall no longer be a Shadow Minister, I will of course continue to be totally committed to my work in Parliament and my constituency, as well as to the Party of which I have been a member for nearly 31 years’.
Well Susan, some years ago this lot were on the doorstep of your constituency and as someone who grew up near Wrexham during the 1970s and 80s, you’ll know that a lot of people are still living with the consequences, so I’m wondering when you’re going to remember those who really were a great deal less fortunate than you were:
The milking of the notion of Violent NHS Patients continues. I’ve been too busy to read all the news stories properly today, but I see that The Torygraph is leading with a report that two patients died in a clinical trial at UCL and it was covered up (this will not be the first time that has happened) and other reports tell us that the NHS ‘needs more’, the billions and billions extra that they have been promised is still not enough.
Of course the ‘Today’ programme this morning also led with an NHS story; it is that hoary old chestnut Angels Are Being Attacked By Patients. This one is a favourite as any fule kno and it usually accompanies demands for more dosh. The strategy has a long and glorious history as well; my post ‘A Very COHSE Relationship With Some Very Nasty People’ used info from a PhD thesis that mapped the scare stories featuring Dangerous Mental Patients with pay claims from asylum attendants in the first half of the 20th century, although there was plenty of evidence to suggest that it was the patients who were usually on the receiving end of neglect and brutality. Matthew Hancock the Health Secretary has stated that the first NHS strategy to tackle Violence Against Staff is being launched.
That’s funny Matthew because I clearly remember that happening some years ago. The reason why I remember it so clearly was that I was one of the Violent Patients whom Keith Thomson, the CEO of the NW Wales NHS Trust, proudly told the local press about; one woman had been banned from all NHS premises by the use of a restraining order, it was in all the north Wales papers! That woman was me and I later discovered that the restraining order was legally invalid. It was issued by the corrupt judge Huw Daniel on the day that a court case collapsed against me because at least eight NHS staff were found to have lied to the police. One of those who lied was an occupational therapy student called Mike, who admitted to his line manager that he had been forced to make a statement about me after I rang him up for help and advice, having been banned from all NHS premises by the legally invalid restraining order… The original prosecution was mounted against me for ‘threatening to kill’ Alun Davies (the mental health services manager) after I made a complaint that an Angel and four healthcare assistants had assaulted and injured me. Alun Davies was sitting in the National Assembly with Jane Hutt and her officials when he repeatedly rang the police maintaining that he was terrified and that I presented a very real risk to him. As I sat, injured, in a locked ward at the other end of Wales…
So where was the prosecution of Alun Davies, at least six NHS workers including the Nurse Manager of the Hergest Unit Lena Henry and at least one police officer for perjury and conspiracy then??? Oh, there wasn’t one.
At the same time that Keith Thomson told the local papers about the Violent Patient who had been banned from all NHS premises, the RCN rep for Ysbyty Gwynedd provided the same newspapers with figures for the numerous ‘assaults’ on NHS workers at Ysbyty Gwynedd which I knew to be grossly exaggerated. The RCN rep knew the reality as well, because he was Gareth Phillips, who until he had health problems and was signed off work sick, was employed as an Angel at the Hergest Unit. Gareth’s wife Penny had also worked as an Angel at the Hergest Unit for years. Gareth wangled that job as a RCN rep by keeping schtum about the abuse of patients. Gareth was Jeff Crowther’s closest friend and they used to spend their weekends and holidays off in the summer going to festivals where they would indulge, in their own words, in a ‘drugs binge’.
Why were the former kids in care from north Wales who alleged that they had been abused by staff told by Ronnie Waterhouse and everyone else that they couldn’t be believed? Because they had drug problems and were thought to be after compensation. An Angel who regularly indulges in recreational chemicals, is looking at the end of their career and still wants a good salary? Come this way sir, we have a job as an RCN rep if you agree to keep your mouth shut and tell lies to the media when we fit up one of the witnesses to Dafydd’s trafficking gang.
By the time that I was acquitted of ‘threats to kill’ I’d nearly finished a PhD. After I had the temerity to get my PhD, a campaign of harassment was unleashed upon certain people in Bangor University, including my PhD supervisor and his wife, a number of my friends and even the Vice-Chancellor. See previous posts. Alun Davies subsequently began frequenting the University, a place where he had never previously set foot. Not only that, but Davies began turning up in the Students’ Union building when I was in there. Davies was frequenting Bangor University on the pretext of asking students to volunteer for charidee work. Some students had been volunteering at the Hergest Unit, a lovely bunch who volunteered with a group set up by the Hergest whistleblower. Alun Davies ordered that the group should be disbanded because the students Weren’t Qualified. No, but they all had an interest in entering the mental health professions and furthermore they noticed that Hergest patients were being abused and neglected. That was when Davies noticed that they Weren’t Qualified.
Students of Bangor University: as people who had passed A levels, you were ALL More Qualified than Alun Davies, who had NO qualifications. Davies began his career as the lowliest grade of NHS clerk in south Wales and rose to the top on the basis of his frank corruption. Davies came from the Rhondda, which was the domain of George Thomas and on the doorstep of the Windbag. Geddit???
Here’s Baroness Windbag, who’s mum and dad gave her boyfriend the Windbag a helping hand with his political career by introducing him to their mate Lord Cledwyn, the Labour MP for Anglesey, 1951-79, who was mates with Jim Callaghan and concealed the molesting ways of George Thomas, who served as a Welsh Officer Minister under Secretary of State Cledwyn and succeeded Cledwyn as Secretary of State for Wales. See posts ‘The Cradle Of Filth’ and ‘How Much Greater Is A Man Than A Sheep?’.
Between 1974 and 96, Gwynedd County Council managed children’s homes on Anglesey, including one in Holyhead, where kids were abused by Dafydd’s gang. This was the Chancellor of UCNW throughout the decades when that institution was run by Dafydd and the gang:
Glenys and Neil: After I graduated, Dr D.G.E. Wood and your mate Tony Francis hurled at and insulted me and told me to get out of North Wales. When I didn’t, they hurled at me a bit more. When I did eventually leave north Wales and go to work in London, their mates down there hurled at and insulted me and told me to got back to north Wales. Could you ask Carlo where exactly he wants me to live, because there seemed to be a lot of indecision. Perhaps Carlo could provide me with a cottage on the Duchy’s estate, like he did for Peter Ball, the molesting Bishop?
The Gov’ts latest drive against Violent NHS Patients – believe me, there’s been quite a few now, all labelled as the first drive against Violent Patients – has been given a boost by legislation which will Double The Sentences of Violent Patients. The legislation was proposed by Chris Bryant, the Labour MP for the Rhondda. Bryant is a former vicar who some years ago appeared on Gaydar clad only in a rather sad pair of undies, accompanied by a message asking ‘Oi mate, do you want a fuck?’ I do not know how many offers the Rev Bryant received, but if he’d peddled his bottom in the vicinity of Gwynne, Dafydd and the gang in north Wales in the 1980s, he’d have had plenty of takers. When Thatch was destroying the Rhondda in the 1980s, Chris was a fresh faced Oxford grad who was a staunch supporter and member of the Tory Party (see previous posts). I really do think that someone ought to tell his constituents.
One of the tabloids today – I think it was ‘The Sun’ – reported that Cops believe that there may be ‘another two Saviles’ at large ie. celebs who are serially sexually assaulting kids. I would have thought that the world would now be a little suspicious of elderly men who wear nothing but a pair of gold lame shorts and ask 4 yr olds if they’ll be his girlfriend when they are invited to ‘glittering balls’ arranged by the NHS to raise money, but no, the Top Docs don’t learn, as they have learned nothing with regard to De-escalation Techniques When Faced With Violent Patients. Vanity, money and the desire for a gong will win the day every time.
BBC News Wales reported today that the Royal College of Psychiatrists has employed a Poet in Residence no less. It is the brother of one of the Manic Street Preachers. I imagine that the Royal College of Psychiatrists will manage to kill anyone’s enjoyment of poetry stone dead. The Manic Street Preachers did of course star Richie Edwards, who disappeared many years ago. Richie was very able but had been distressed for years; he was a serious self-harmer and I really don’t think that the Top Docs did him much good…
As it is Halloween, here’s some pictures of the ghosts that haunt north Wales:
Not That Anyone Ever Knew Anything About This Lot Who Are Haunting The Region Of Course…
My post ‘Slaves, Perfect Slaves’ mentioned the plight of the quarrymen who worked at the Penrhyn Quarry, Bethesda in the late 19th century and the way in which they were obliged to give their political support to their employer who’s politics were not consistent with their own welfare. The way in which the quarrymen were held over a barrel caused them to be described by one commentator in the press as ‘Slaves, Perfect Slaves’.
The Bethesda quarrymen, despite living and working in dreadful conditions, were famous for their caban (a sort of canteen) in which intellectual pursuits such as Bible study, the writing of verse and quizzes were followed that surprise many people today when they find out about them. On one occasion in the caban at the Penrhyn Quarry, the men discussed the question of ‘How much greater is a man than a sheep?’
That the answer might not be as obvious as presumed is illustrated by an exploration of some more of those who sat in Parliament, or aspired to, while No-One Knew about the criminal activity in north Wales carried out by Dafyd et al.
Denzil Davies, the former Labour MP for Llanelli, died on 10 October, but I was too busy blogging about other matters to write the obituary that Denzil so richly deserved. There were of course tributes to Denzil in the press, memories of this man who, like all recently deceased politicians, was known for his fine qualities, including his integrity and service to the community. It was mentioned that poor old Denzil never obtained the Cabinet position that he richly deserved but of course it was not mentioned that Denzil’s constituency hosted the west Wales paedophile/trafficking ring which had links to Dafydd et al in north Wales. The gang in west Wales have received much less publicity than the gang in north Wales – the gang in north Wales were the main production line for fresh meat, particularly in terms of under-aged boys – but there was certainly activity in west Wales and the two gangs scratched each other’s backs and helped each other out when reinforcements were needed.
David John Denzil Davies was MP for Llanelli, 1970-2005. Davies was born in Cynwyl Elfed, Carmarthenshire. He attended Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School for Boys in Carmarthen, then Pembroke College, Oxford, where he graduated in law. Davies qualified as a barrister at Gray’s Inn. Sir William Mars-Jones, a friend of Sir Ronnie Waterhouse and Dafydd’s big umbrella, was a leading light in Gray’s Inn; Mars-Jones will have been a senior figure at Gray’s Inn when Denzil qualified.
Davies lectured at the University of Chicago in 1963 and at Leeds University from 1964. So Denzil served his time in Savile country, among the corrupt lawyers and judges of that region. It was Sir John Kay sitting in the High Court in Leeds who gave Gwynedd County Council their injunction against me in 1990, on the basis of the perjury of Lucille Hughes’s henchman, Keith Fearns, who had never met me. I was living in Bethesda at the time and Gwynedd is a very long way from Leeds, so it is interesting that Lucille and Dafydd’s gang sought their injunction from the High Court in Leeds. See previous posts eg. ‘Some Big Legal Names Enter The Arena’ for details.
Denzil Davies practised at the tax bar, 1967-75. Later he also practised in the field of personal injuries and served as Head of Chambers in his practice in Camden. Regular readers will remember that there was a trafficking ring operating in Camden with links to Dafydd’s gang in north Wales. Camden Borough Council was of course where so many future New Labour big wigs cut their teeth, including Tessa and her husband, Berlusconi’s mate David Mills. Tessa worked as a psychiatric social worker at Dafydd’s old alma mater the Maudsley, when Dafydd’s mates were still working there and covering up for him and she was also a child care officer for Lambeth, when kids in the care of Lambeth were being abused in Lambeth and were also being sent to children’s homes in north Wales, where they were abused. See previous posts. David Mills’s sister-in-law was Dame Barbara Mills, the DPP, 1992-98 (see previous posts). Dame Babs was DPP throughout those years when Dafydd and the gang just did what they wanted, while prosecutions were mounted against their victims for ludicrous offences, such as the prosecution of me for staring at Jackie Brandt, a social worker colleague of the gang, in Safeways in 1993. Dame Babs was a member of Middle Temple, of which Sir Ronnie was a senior figure and a legal assessor for the GMC.
Here’s Dame Babs having a good laugh at the criminalising of the victims of a vicious trafficking gang as she picks up yet another honour:
Previous posts (eg. ‘The Village’) have described how, throughout the middle years of the twentieth century, Croesor in north Wales was a favourite location for visits and extended stays from the Bloomsbury Set – who lived near Denzil’s Chambers – as a result of Sir Clough Williams-Ellis, who owned the Brondanw estate at Llanfrothern/Croesor, being married to Amabel Strachey, daughter of John St Loe Strachey, who owned ‘The Spectator’.
So Denzil Davies’s Chambers were at the centre of the action.
Davies served as a Treasury Minister in Callaghan’s Gov’t. It was Callaghan who allowed himself to be used by Leo Abse to ensure that the legislation regarding children in care was rewritten in the form of the Children’s Act 1975, which resulted in hundreds of kids in care being sent to children’s homes in north Wales. Callaghan and his wife Audrey concealed organised abuse. Audrey Callaghan was appointed Chair of the Governors of Great Ormond Street Hospital in 1969. Audrey was Chair throughout the years that Savile popped in and out of that institution assaulting the patients. See post ‘Cry, The Beloved Country’. Abse was a bent lawyer who was the subject of an historical abuse investigation himself and was also the best pal of the child molester George Thomas. Abse boasted of threatening and paying off people who threatened to expose George Thomas. See post ‘It Wasn’t On Our Radar’.
Denzil Davies was a Eurosceptic who opposed the creation of the National Assembly for Wales.
Davies served in a number of Opposition posts after Thatch was elected in 1979. He was Shadow Secretary of State for Wales, March 1983-Oct 1983, in Foot’s Shadow Cabinet; Dafydd et al were busy then, their activities were known to Foot and his Shadow Cabinet and Mary Wynch was on her way to the Master of The Rolls. In June 1983, George Thomas, the long-serving Labour MP for Cardiff West and the Speaker of the Commons, retired and was elevated to the Lords as Viscount Tonypandy. George Thomas was a Labour MP but he was very friendly with the one person who benefited greatly from Dafydd’s crimes:
Denzil of Complete Integrity then served as Shadow Secretary of State for Defence, Oct 1984-June 1988, under the Windbag. Like John Silkin – Denzil’s predecessor as Shadow Defence Secretary and someone else who knew all about Dafydd and the Westminster Paedophile Ring (see previous posts for information on Labour Party Royalty famille Silkin) – Denzil resigned from the front bench in June 1988 in protest at the Windbag’s ‘management style’. The trigger for Denzil’s resignation was the Windbag’s announcement, without reference to Davies or the Shadow Cabinet, of a change in Labour’s defence policy, from unilateral nuclear disarmament to multilateral nuclear disarmament and then back to unilateral nuclear disarmament, over a period of three days.
In a tank Herr Thatchler leads the charge; Jock Steel and Doc “Killer” Owen are helplessly entrenched; and “Fatty” Heffer looks cynically on as “Taffy” Kinnock leads the retreat.
In 2005 ‘Wales Online’ reported on a TV programme which had discussed these events. In the programme the Windbag denied that he kept Denzil in the dark about the changes to defence policy. Describing Denzil’s resignation as “a devastating surprise”, the Windbag stated that he regretted it if his actions had led to Denzil’s resignation.
The Windbag commented: ‘Propriety would have required that, in a perfect world, I should have had a chat with Denzil Davies, at the very latest on the Saturday night. But I didn’t observe this propriety, and if I subscribed to what I regard to be quite a tragic end to a potentially hugely fruitful political career, then I deeply regret that.’
Propriety would have required Windbag that you should have blown the whistle on a bunch of gangsters who were running an international trafficking gang and killing witnesses, but because some of the key movers and shakers were mates with you, Glenys and had even been mates with Glenys’s parents, you tried to use their crimes for your own ends, as did Michael Foot before you.
In June 1988, the Windbag’s mate Dr Tony Francis was in hot pursuit of me, along with the BMA and because I was by then working for the Cancer Research Campaign, Francis was even using his network to infiltrate the Cancer Research Campaign. It blew up in his face when Francis’s mate Dr Peter Macguire chose to involve himself in a research fraud which became public in 1990 and sadly led to the presumed suicide of one of the other cancer researchers involved, Prof Tim McElwain (see posts ‘Reports Of Death Were Greatly Exaggerated’ and ‘Apocalypse Now’).
In June 1988, Alison Taylor, Mary and I were refusing to shut up about Dafydd’s gang and there was trouble in store for Dafydd’s associates in Cleveland as well, because Elizabeth Butler-Sloss was near to completing her Report on the chaos that they had caused up there (see post ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas And The Culprits Were Named’).
The Windbag’s gross incompetence re a defence policy would have been neither here nor there in the face of what would have happened to the whole lot of them in Parliament had anyone had listened to Alison, Mary and me.
Denzil would have good reason to fear an expose himself. Not only was his constituency on the territory of the gang which was linked with Dafydd’s gang, but Ioan Bowen Rees, the Chief Executive of Gwynedd County Council, 1980-91, who allowed Dafydd’s gang free reign in the children’s homes of Gwynedd, had served as County Secretary of Dyfed County Council, 1973/4-80 and the staff of Dyfed County Council were facilitating the gang in Denzil’s neck of the woods. Prior to that Ioan had worked as a solicitor for Cardiff Council and Pembrokeshire Council, while organised abuse prevailed in those areas. Wherever there was Ioan, there was abuse; he got off to a good start by beginning his career as a solicitor’s clerk in Denbighshire County Council back at the dawn of time.
There were so many complaints about the happenings at the children’s home in Llanfairpwll on Anglesey, that in the early 1980s Ioan was obliged to hold an investigation into the abuse of children in homes run by Gwynedd County Council. Who did Ioan commission to investigate? ‘Senior officers from Dyfed County Council’ – his old mates who were facilitating the gang operating on Denzil’s patch. Ioan’s mates from Dyfed reassured everyone that there was nothing to worry about. One of the children’s homes run by Gwynedd County Council was in Holyhead, the home town of Baroness Windbag, who’s parents had been Holyhead Councillors for years and who were also mates with Lord Cledwyn, Labour MP for Anglesey, 1951-79. Lord Cledwyn had served as Secretary of State for Wales, 1966-68, under Harold Wilson, when a Minister called George Thomas served under Cledwyn. Lord Cledwyn’s abilities were called upon when Paedophiles In Distress flares were sent up in 1995; Lord Cledwyn was appointed President of UCNW in that year when Sir William Mars-Jones stepped down and Cledwyn remained in the role until 2000, spanning the period of time covering the row over the suppression of the Jillings Report and then the duration of the Waterhouse Inquiry. See post ‘The Cradle Of Filth’.
See post ‘I Know Nuzzing…’ for more details of the Ioan-related fun.
Denzil was inducted into the art of colluding with organised abuse as soon as he began his journey up the ladder in the Commons. In 1974 Denzil was appointed PPS to the Welsh Secretary, barrister Lord John Morris, who has been a loyal paedophiles’ friend throughout his long life. As Welsh Secretary, 1974-79, under Wilson and then Callaghan, John Morris oversaw some real horrors, including: the massive expansion of Dafydd’s gang and John Allen becoming a millionaire as more and more children in care were sent to north Wales children’s homes; kids in care and psych patients being found dead in Risley Remand Centre; chaos at UCNW (Bangor University); Mary Wynch fleeced of her property, unlawfully arrested and imprisoned and the most appalling abuses at the North Wales Hospital Denbigh. That gang were out of hand pre-1974, but as a result of John Morris, they ended up running north Wales.
Audrey and Jim – just an ordinary couple!
Lord John Morris, legal adviser to the abusive state:
John Morris was brought out of mothballs by Miranda to serve as Attorney General for England and Wales as well as AG for N Ireland, 1997-99. Miranda obviously needed a particularly safe pair of hands at the time, what with the Waterhouse Inquiry underway and the horrors of Kincora needing to be kept under wraps because dear old Mo Mowlam with her Wimmin’s Compassion was steering everyone through the Peace Process.
Brave Mo, All Heart, Both Before And After:
Mo did of course lie about the extent to which that brain tumour was affecting her health and her Top Doctor knew this. For much of her time in the N Ireland Office, Mo was too ill to perform properly. There were a number of incidents which Miranda has kept quiet about. But then Miranda kept quiet about the trafficking gang in the north east of England with links to Dafydd that Mo also remained silent about and of course Miranda kept quiet about Kincora.
To continue with tradition, Denzil succeeded the Parliamentary seat of Jim Griffiths, the first ever Welsh Secretary, who presided over the corruption that had been built into the Welsh Office from its very creation.
See post ‘The Cradle Of Filth’ for further info on John Morris and Jim Griffiths.
Denzil Davies made an unsuccessful bid against Fattersley for the Labour Party Deputy Leadership in 1983. Dear old Denzil fell flat on his face and the Labour Party ended up with the ‘dream ticket’ of the Windbag and Fattersley, who were known to hate each other and provided much entertainment for the readers of ‘Private Eye’.
Denzil was one of the few Labour MPs with Ministerial experience remaining after Miranda’s 1997 landslide, because Labour had been out of power for so long. However Denzil didn’t like Miranda and was described as, until Denzil stood down in 2005, ‘a thorn in Blair’s side’ and a backbench rebel re Britain’s membership of the EU. Denzil could have been a rather greater thorn in Miranda’s side had he exposed the wrongdoing of Ioan Bowen Rees, because Ioan was mates with Lord Max Beloff, the father of Cherie’s colleague Michael Beloff QC, who was a pal of Cherie and Miranda and a visitor to Chequers. But as Michael Beloff had helped to conceal the abuse and criminality in north Wales himself, Denzil didn’t dare say a word.
Denzil was described in his obituaries as having a ‘brilliant mind’ – a lot of those who concealed Dafydd’s wrongdoing were/are reputed to have ‘brilliant minds’ rather than being unscrupulous unprincipled old gits who’d do anything for the votes of Top Docs and others with vested interests – but ‘volatile’. One of his obits described in detail how Denzil’s resignation was planned to cause maximum damage to the Windbag and was part of a plot with others. Not that a great deal of planning would be needed to damage the Windbag…
Denzil Davies married Mary Ann Finlay in 1963. They had a son and daughter and divorced in 1988. In 1989, Davies married Ann Carlton, ‘the journalist and author who had previously worked as a member of Labour Party research staff’. Denzil and Ann’s marriage was described as blissfully happy and fruitful.
Ann Carlton wrote a very interesting article for ‘The Spectator’ in 2013, in the wake of the insulting media comment about Ralph Miliband and his alleged Hatred Of This Country. Carlton maintains that Ralph didn’t Hate Britain, but he did want to transform Britain into a communist state, that he would have preferred that to Harold Wilson’s Britain and that Ralph chose to ignore the abuses of the Soviet regime. So far so standard for Marxists of Ralph’s generation and circle. However, Carlton does produce a few gems. How did she know Ralph? She was his research assistant at the LSE, 1964-65 and was supposed to be using the work that she did with Ralph for her PhD. Ann describes Ralph as an unreasonable and callous boss who made her redundant after six months through no fault of her own.
The very week that Ralph made Ann redundant, the Labour Party advertised for a research assistant on housing policy – the topic of Ann’s intended PhD. She was offered the job and was asked by the Chairman of Labour’s interviewing panel: ‘You are married, so presumably you would be willing to accept the lowest pay grade?’ Ann wrote: ‘I swallowed my pride and feminism and said yes, because I needed the job. But I was learning that those who pontificate most loudly about the rights of the workers en masse are often those who, faced with an individual worker, can be less than perfect in their treatment of that worker.’
You are quite correct Ann, I’ve seen a lot of that myself. I am also acutely aware of Wimmin who are Feminists who know that other Wimmin were/are being abused and terrorised by eg. Dafydd’s gang in north Wales but who did not say a word. Ann Carlton was one of those Wimmin. Not only was Ann married to Denzil Davies who was one of those concealing the most serious crimes, but previously Ann had been a SPAD toTony Crosland and John Silkin and was local government officer for the Labour Party, 1966-74. Tony Crosland knew about Dafydd and the related gang in the north east of England as long ago as the mid-1960s and kept it all quiet and John Silkin had all the crap on Dafydd et al as well. See previous posts.
Ann Carlton stated in her article in ‘The Spectator’ that Ralph genuinely wanted to see an end to the privileges of the bourgeoisie. So that must be why the whole extended family maxed out on their closeness to Uncle Harry Of The Privileged Top Doctors at Guy’s and Tommy’s and why Ralph’s dreadful offspring, Ed and David, both felt that they had a God-given right to a job as Leader of the Labour Party and PM. After Ed won the scrap to become Leader of the Labour Party, what did Ed use as his USP as a potential future PM? Uncle Harry’s love for and dedication to the NHS of course. I and another witness to wrongdoing in the NHS were threatened at gunpoint and by the time that Ed was advertising Uncle Harry and his service to the Poor, the NHS had wrecked my life yet again. But then in the 1970s and 80s when Denzil, Footie and the Windbag were ignoring Dafydd’s gang, kids in care in north Wales were being sexually assaulted at gunpoint.
Ann Carlton mentioned in ‘The Spectator’ that she never got her PhD. Well I got mine Ann. Because I had John Fazey as a supervisor, not Ralph fucking Miliband and the Labour Party. Although John Fazey and his wife were bullied out of their jobs at Bangor University as a punishment beating by Professor Fergus Lowe because I finished that PhD. But then the Vice-Chancellor’s wife died at the hands of the Top Doctors.
Denzil Davies was succeeded as the Labour MP for Llanelli by Nia Griffith, who did teacher training at UCNW. Who also knows about Dafydd’s gang and knew about them long before I did (see previous posts). Nia was formerly married to a social worker from Dyfed. But now she’s a lesbian, so she’ll be OK among the Wimmin.
‘We Are Wimmin, We Are Dangerous Hypocrites.’
I mentioned above that the Windbags’ longstanding friend Cledwyn Hughes aka Lord Cledwyn was the Labour MP for Anglesey, 1951-79. Lord Cledwyn was a solicitor from Holyhead who was Mr Labour Party in north Wales for years until his – and his Party’s – influence on Anglesey waned during the late 1970s and became almost non-existent during the years when the Windbag Transformed The Labour Party and spread that silly rumour around that when he and Glenys had been the stars of what became Cardiff University, they had been known to other students ‘The Power And The Glory’. It really wasn’t true was it Windbag? You were known as nothing more than a drunken wally and Glenys was a future primary school teacher, not a fucking astronaut.
Jim Callaghan was a visitor to Glenys’s parents’ house when Glenys was young.
In my post ‘Slaves, Perfect Slaves’ I described how some constituencies which housed the hubs of the trafficking gangs – such as Caernarfon – were for the years of the gangs’ dominance very safe seats. The gang owned everything and everyone, including the politicians and the electorate were indeed Perfect Slaves. Other constituencies on the edges of the gangs’ HQs were often highly marginal and every vote was fought for, including of course the votes of those professionals involved in serious organised crime.
Anglesey – later renamed Ynys Mon – evolved from one of the very safe seats to one of the highly marginal ones dominated by allegations of dirty tricks and corruption. In recent years Anglesey has become famed for its nightmare of a County Council, which is riddled with serious corruption and has seen some Councillors go to prison, but being Anglesey they resumed their roles as Councillors when they came out of prison. If one doesn’t actually live on Anglesey and have to tolerate the consequences of a smouldering wreckage of a Council which cannot run anything, the shenanigans of Anglesey County Council – with its Council officers who are dogging locally but who are not prosecuted because they drive the only top of the range Merc sports in Llangefni so the police knew who was doing the dogging and said nothing -are very funny and a source of wonder. However for those who have doings with them all out at Llangefni, it is more often a case of ‘it’s those bastards on Anglesey again’. When I lived in north Wales I enjoyed many a conversation with others as to whether Anglesey really was the most corrupt Council in north Wales or whether Gwynedd or Conwy or indeed Denbighshire or Wrexham were simply better at concealing their wrongdoing. Then I discovered that there were some pretty exemplary corrupt Councils in other regions of Wales as well.
The corruption in Anglesey County Council has a long and glorious past, it was one of the first things that I was told about when I moved there in 1983 and I was only a student at the time. I have since found out that the local authority corruption went back decades, as of course did the abuse of children and vulnerable people on Anglesey. Lucille Hughes being a children’s social worker there, 1966-69 and Dafydd carrying out ‘research into incest’ on Anglesey in the late 1950s/early 60s weren’t good signs.
Anglesey was held by Lady Megan Lloyd George for the Liberals from 1929 and until 1945 it was a safe seat for Lady Megan. In 1945 Cledwyn Hughes, as the Labour candidate, came close to taking the constituency; Cledwyn polled 11,52 and Lady Megan 12,610 votes. Cledwyn had another go in 1950; he polled 11,759 votes to Lady Megan’s 13,688.
It was in 1951 that Cledwyn won Anglesey by a narrow margin, polling 11,814 to Lady Megan’s 11,219, although I don’t know to what extent Cledwyn’s win was a result of wider national trends or whether there were over-riding local factors for Cledwyn’s gradual dominance on Anglesey. Cledwyn was a big pal of Glenys Kinnock’s parents who were both active in the Labour Party in Holyhead/Anglesey.
In 1955 Cledwyn polled 13,986 as compared to the Liberal candidate’s 9,414 votes. Lady Megan was no longer the Liberal candidate for Anglesey, that year it was John William Hughes. John William Hughes was the Known Homosexual who had tried it on with Ronnie Waterhouse when poor shocked old Ronnie was poor shocked young Ronnie. Ronnie was out campaigning with That Awful Man when Hughes propositioned Ronnie and, at least according to Ronnie’s autobiography, Ronnie Didn’t Tell His Father; Ronnie came from a well-known Liberal Nonconformist family in north Wales and Ronnie’s dad was a leading figure in the Liberal Party. Ronnie stated that Hughes became ‘well known’ for his propositioning of other men. Hughes propositioned Ronnie before Hughes stood for Anglesey, so whether Ronnie really didn’t tell his dad or not I don’t know. What is clear is that the Liberal Party fielded a candidate who certainly by 1955 was known for trying his luck with young men, while Gwynne was locking men up in the North Wales Hospital Denbigh and even lobotomising some of them for being gay.
The 1955 General Election saw Plaid field a candidate on Anglesey, a J. Rowland Jones, who polled 2,183 votes, coming behind the Tory candidate.
Cledwyn was safely home and dry on Anglesey by 1959. In 1959, Cledwyn polled 13,249, his nearest rival being the Tory candidate, O. Meurig Hughes, with 7,005. The Plaid candidate was R.Tudor Jones who polled 4,121. Like Cledwyn, R. Tudor Jones was a friend of Dafydd and the gang who blighted the earth for a long time; Jones didn’t peg out until July 1998, by which time Ronnie Waterhouse was at an advanced stage with the cover-up.
Robert Tudur Jones was ‘one of the country’s leading theologians. His nationalistic stance, combined with Calvinist doctrine, created an integrated vision that was significant to the religious life of Christian Wales in the later half of the 20th century.’
So that’s why there was a network of people traffickers known to R. Tudor Jones operating across the whole of Wales throughout that time!
Jones was born at Tyddyn Gwyn, Llanystumdwy, north Wales but soon the family moved to Rhyl. Christian faith was the foundation of family life as his parents experienced the spiritual zeal of the 1904-05 Welsh Revival. The family were members of the local Welsh Congregational Church and while other children recited verses on the Sunday morning, as it is a tradition in Nonconformist churches, Jones would recite a whole chapter. In 1971 Dafydd told the Annual Meeting of the Welsh Baptist Union that learning Bible verses in Welsh as a child could protect against a ‘serious moral collapse’ in later life (see post ‘A Serious Moral Collapse’), so presumably R. Tudur Jones was armour plated against such an eventuality.
Though Jones was raised as a Christian, it is said that the turning point in his life was at an evangelistic crusade at Rhyl Pavilion where he believed he encountered God. Rhyl now has a massive heroin problem thanks to Dafydd; Rhyl is not the sort of place where one would expect to find God, although I do know that God is not supposed to be that fussy. In fact God is so unfussy regarding where he encounters people, that I know one chaplain in north Wales who used to boast of meeting God ‘on the toilet while having a good crap’.
Who is this chaplain who equated to the joke clergyman of ‘Not The Nine O Clock News’ fame, who wanted to allow Satan into the Church? It is of course the Rev Wynne Roberts, the chaplain at Ysbyty Gwynedd, who kept quiet about the abuse of patients and the suicides that he witnessed and who only got a job as the chaplain at Ysbyty Gwynedd because he was kicked out of his C of E parish when he had a fling with one of his parishioners, both Wynne and his flibbertigibbet being married to other people at the time. Wynne was subsequently given a senior manager’s job with the NHS in north Wales and in recent years he has taken to impersonating Elvis to cheer everyone up on the wards, which the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board passes off as ‘music therapy’. See post ‘Music Therapy Anyone?’. Wynne Chairs – or at least he did and he probably still does – the Ethics Committee at Ysbyty Gwynedd and Bangor University’s School of Healthcare Sciences. Wynne’s son was a student nurse at Bangor while Wynne Chaired the Ethics Committee.
R. Tudur Jones’ interest in ecclesiastical history began when he was a pupil at Rhyl Grammar School. His history teacher there, S.M. Houghton, taught Jones about the Puritans and he read New Testament Greek with the Headmaster.
S.M. – Sidney Maurice – Houghton was a prolific writer on theological matters, but certainly an interesting inspirational figure for a teenaged boy:
Sidney Maurice Houghton (1899-1987) was born in Salford, Manchester to Joseph and Edith (née Edge) Houghton. Both his parents were ardent Methodists, and at one time it was thought their son would enter the ministry of that denomination. He had an early interest in books, inherited from his father.
He served in the Army for the last year of the First World War, involved in administrative and clerical duties in a Searchlight Unit on the Somme in France. Returning to England, he was much influenced by the lives of his wife-to-be’s parents (Strict & Particular Baptists) and family life, and came to love the ‘doctrines of grace’. After completing degrees at ManchesterUniversity, in 1925 he obtained a post teaching History in Rhyl Grammar School, where he was to remain for the next 35 years.
From 1960 until his death in 1987 he was the chief literary and editorial advisor to the Banner of Truth Trust. His ‘Reminiscences’ are published by the Trust in My Life and Books. S. M. Houghton is also the author of the Trust’s ‘Sketches From Church History’.
After Rhyl Grammar School, R. Tudur Jones won a Scholarship to Jesus College, Oxford, but his father insisted that he attend the University of Wales instead. Jones therefore went to UCNW, graduating in philosophy in 1942 and afterwards completed a Bachelor’s degree in Divinity at Bangor. Jones then left Bangor for Mansfield College, Oxford to do his PhD.
Returning from Oxford in 1948 and now married, Jones was ordained as minister of the Seion Welsh Congregationalist Chapel, Aberystwyth. After only two years he left Seion to pursue an academic career. In 1950 Jones was appointed as tutor in Church History at the Bala-Bangor Theological Seminary, Bangor, north Wales and by 1965 he had risen to be the Principal of Bala-Bangor, a post he held until the Welsh Congregationalists merged their two colleges, Bala-Bangor and the Memorial College, Aberystwyth in 1988.
J.E. Daniel, the father of the corrupt judge Huw Daniel, was a fellow and then Professor at the Bala-Bangor Theological College. J.E. Daniel was President of Plaid, 1939-43 and knew Dafydd when Dafydd was a young Plaid activist and standing as a Plaid Parliamentary candidate himself. The father of Dafydd Iwan, the one time Leader of Gwynedd County Council and Alun Ffred, who was also Leader of Gwynedd County Council and the Plaid AM for Arfon, 2007-16, also either trained or worked at the Bala-Bangor Theological College. See post ‘Tan yn Llyn’. J.E. Daniel died in a road accident in 1962. R. Tudur Jones was Vice-President of Plaid, 1957-62 and he knew Dafydd through Plaid if not through other ways as well.
After his semi-retirement in 1988 R. Tudur Jones accepted a post as an honorary lecturer in the Theology Department of the UCNW, a post he held until 1997. The Theology Dept at UCNW was famously mad and carried out vindictive attacks on students. Theology at Bangor attracted some very able students because theology was a highly esteemed subject in the eyes of certain circles in Wales, but some of the best students would change course to escape the crazed theologians, although they would only admit to their friends that this was why they were changing course. It was even more confusing because on the surface the theologians often had the appearance of friendly old boys.
When Brown lived with my friends and I on Anglesey in 1984, he used to spend a lot of time in the library in UCNW and he told me about a lovely old chap who would always stop and chat. All that Brown knew about him was that he was someone from Theology and that he always wore his academic gown which had dog turds on it. Years later I mentioned the elderly theologian who had dog turds on his gown to some friends and I was greeted by ‘oh that’ll have been the old Professor of Bible Studies, he was a real bastard’ and it was explained to me that ALL the theologians were real bastards, they hated each other and they hated the students. Then I became close friends with a number of theology students who confirmed that yes, they were all real bastards up there…
The Bangor tradition of Bastards In The Theology Dept continued until just a few years ago, when two of the Bastards, Densil Morgan and Catrin Haf Williams, relocated to the University of Trinity St David. Their arrival precipitated an exodus from Trinity St David. See previous posts.
Densil and Catrin Haf’s colleague from Bangor, Robert Pope, who wasn’t a Bastard, also relocated with them. Robert Pope wrote the 2003 volume ‘A Giant of Welsh Protestantism – R. Tudur Jones 1921–1998′.
The dysfunction which characterised the theologians in Bangor may have been related to the major role that some of them past and present played in concealing Dafydd’s gang.
Most of R. Tudur Jones’ publications were of an historical nature. Nevertheless, his theology and his opinions on doctrine would surface regularly in his work. Jones was a firm Calvinist and although it is tempting to classify him as evangelical (see also his fellow Welsh Christian scholars Bobi Jones and R. Geraint Gruffydd), Jones distanced himself from the evangelicalism that rose from the ashes of the 1904–1905 Welsh Religious Revival.
R. Tudur Jones opposed liberal theology and feared humanism’s effect on the people of Wales. He didn’t have had anything to worry about, previous posts have named loads of people who were/are leading lights in the British Humanists who also concealed the wrongdoing of Dafydd and the gang. Wales remains safely in the iron grip of Dafydd and the paedophiles, despite those pesky humanists who didn’t learn their verses in Welsh when they were children.
Jones was also involved in Cymdeithas yr Iaith (the Welsh Language Society). Many of whom were associates of or even worked with Dafydd and the gang eg. Meri Huws, formerly of Gwynedd Social Services.
In the 1955 General Election, the Liberal candidate for Anglesey, Rhys Lloyd, polled 3,796, rather better than R. Tudor Jones. Rhys Gerran Lloyd, Baron Lloyd of Kilgerran was the son of James G. Lloyd of Kilgerran, Pembrokeshire and he studied at Sloane School and Selwyn College, Cambridge, before taking a teaching post at Bembridge School on the Isle of Wight, where he involved himself in the trusteeship of various organisations relating to John Ruskin. He became a barrister at Gray’s Inn in 1939, specialising in patent law. During WWII, Lloyd served as a Gov’t scientific researcher.
Rhys Lloyd was made a JP for the county of Surrey (by 1983 he lived at Esher) in 1953.
Geoffrey Howe was a barrister from south Wales who practised in Wales along with Ronnie Waterhouse et al while they all concealed the crimes of Dafydd and the gang. Howe continued concealing the gang when he served as the Tory MP for Bebington (on the Wirral), 1964-65, for Reigate, 1970-74 and then for East Surrey, 1974-92 and of course in his numerous Gov’t posts. Howe’s wife Elspeth also concealed the activities of Dafydd et al. The Howes were lifelong close friends of Ronnie Waterhouse and his wife. See previous posts for further information on the Howes.
Rhys Lloyd was President of the Welsh Liberal Party, 1971-74 and of the British Liberal Party, 1973–74. In 1973 he was given a peerage. So Lloyd was in the Lords by the time that Jeremy Thorpe stood trial in 1979, although Thorpe’s activities were known to people in the Liberal Party – including Emlyn Hooson in Wales – by the time that Lloyd was President of the Welsh Liberal Party. Lloyd would also have known about Cyril Smith’s abuse of children; it was publicised in a local paper in Rochdale in 1979 and David Steel asked the crooked barrister George Carman QC to ensure that it never found its way into the tabloids and broadsheets because Steel feared that the Cyril Smith story would damage Jeremy Thorpe’s chances in court as well as the Liberal Party. From 1977 to 1983, Rhys Lloyd was joint Treasurer of the Liberal Party, with Monroe Palmer.
Lord Lloyd died aged 83 in 1991; his wife Phyllis outlived him, dying on 11 September 2006 aged 99. So Phyllis may have been doing the honours and suppressing scandal for many years after Lloyd died.
In March 1991, David Bellotti, Lib Dem MP for Eastbourne, tabled an Early Day Motion asking for a full investigation into Mary Wynch’s case. Everyone who signed the EDM – apart from Dafydd Wigley – were Lib Dems, although mostly very obscure ones. Like Dafydd Wigley, many of them had colluded with Dafydd Alun Jones and the gang for years anyway. Shortly after the EDM was signed, everyone lost interest in Mary’s case – except for Alex Carlile, who asked a question in the House in 1995 only to be told to piss off and then he remained silent for ever after as well -and Mary wasn’t mentioned again. David Bellotti lost his seat in 1992 and never returned to Parliament. Every other person who signed the EDM was given a peerage, even those who had made no real contribution to Parliamentary life by any standards.
One of those who signed the EDM was Geraint Howells. Howells had been a leading Welsh Lib Dem and had been his party’s spokesman on Welsh affairs, 1979-87. Yet the year after signing the EDM he unexpectedly lost his seat to Plaid Cymru. In the 1992 election when they won the seat, Plaid moved from their previous position of fourth place to first. They did this by forming an alliance with the Welsh Green Party and thus picked up a lot of non-Welsh speakers votes. (The alliance broke down in 1995 – the year of the last mention of Mary’s case in the House or indeed anywhere else.) The man who won the seat for Plaid was Cynog Dafis, who served as the Plaid MP until 2000, as well as an AM in the National Assembly of Wales between 1999 and 2003. Interestingly enough, although he was elected in an alliance with the Wales Green Party, Cynog Dafis is on record as saying that he did not consider himself the ‘first Green MP’ – although he remained a robust campaigner on matters relating to the Welsh language. Geraint Howells’ bacon was saved however because he did of course bag a peerage in return for forgetting about that EDM.
For the full details of what happened to whom with regard to the EDM in support of Mary Wynch, see post ‘A Few Of The Relevant Politicians Re Mary Wynch’s Case’.
It was Geraint Howells who succeeded Rhys Lloyd as President of the Welsh Liberal Party in 1974.
Rhys Lloyd’s predecessor as President of the Liberal Party was Trevor Jones, who was President of the Liberal Party, 1973-74. Sir Trevor Jones was born in Denbighshire and later served as a member and the Leader of Liverpool City Council. Trevor Jones was Leader of Liverpool City Council, 1981-83, but he served on the Council during the 70s, 80s, the 90s and then again, 2003-10. Liverpool was part of the empire of Dafydd and the gang. Trevor Jones’s widow, Lady Doreen Jones, is a former Lord Mayor of Liverpool. His daughter-in-law Mia Jones was a Liberal Democrat Councillor for Chester City Council. For more on Trevor and his colleagues, see post ‘He Knows Where The Bodies Are Buried’.
It was between 1959-62 that Dafydd conducted his Research Into Incest on Anglesey as part of his wider investigation into ‘mental disorder’ and ‘mental health needs’ on Anglesey with his colleague Dr Gwilym Wynne Griffith, the ‘Medical Officer of Health’ for Anglesey. Dr Gwilym Wynne Griffith was the brother of Huw Wynne Griffith, a famous Presbytarian Minister and ecumenical leader. Gwilym’s sister was Elizabeth Grace (Beti) Hunter, a social worker who died in 2007. See post ‘They Think It’s All Over – It Is Now’.
Dr Gwilym Wynne Griffith was one of the co-authors of the Ground-Breaking Discovery re gastric cancer that was revealed to the world’s media in Dec 1990 by Dafydd’s mates, a Discovery which had to be quietly forgotten about it when days later it was admitted that the research was ‘flawed’, one of those flaws being a control sample of three, one of whom did not have gastric cancer anyway. See post ‘They Think It’s All Over – It Is Now’. That Ground-Breaking Discovery came at a very convenient time for Dafydd and the gang. See post ‘Hey, Hey DAJ, How Many Kids Did You Kill Today?’.
In the General Election of 1964, Cledwyn romped home as ever, polling 13,553 votes. John Eilian Jones the Conservative polled 7,016, the Liberal candidate E. Gwyn Jones polled 5,730 and R. Tudur Jones had another go for Plaid, polling 1,817.
In 1966, Cledwyn won with 14,874 votes; John Eilian Jones for the Tories, Cledwyn’s nearest rival, received 9,576 votes.
The General Election of 1970 on Anglesey was described as being ‘a difficult one’ for Cledwyn Hughes, ‘who was heavily criticised by Plaid Cymru supporters’ and it was said that ‘at the count there were unpleasant scenes’. I have not found out what Cledwyn Hughes was accused of by Plaid or what happened exactly at the count. If Plaid were accusing Cledwyn of ripping up the ballot papers which did not have an X by his name, he must have been a busy man, because in 1970 Cledwyn won by a good margin. Cledwyn polled 13,966, John Eilian for the Tories polled 9,220, Plaid’s John Lasarus Williams polled 7,140 and Winston Roddick for the Liberal Party raked in 2,013.
John Lasarus Williams (29 October 1924 – 15 June 2004), known as John L, was born in Llangoed on Anglesey, but lived most of his life in nearby Llanfairpwll. In his youth, he was a keen footballer and he also worked as a teacher. His activism started when he campaigned against the refusal of Brewer Spinks, an employer in Blaenau Ffestiniog, to permit his staff to speak Welsh. This inspired John L to become a founder of Undeb y Gymraeg Fyw, and through this organisation, he was the main organiser of Sioe Gymraeg y Borth (the Welsh show for Menai Bridge).
John L was a long-serving Councillor on Gwynedd County Council and he later worked at Bangor Normal College, lecturing in Welsh. Bangor Normal was a hotbed of paedophiles’ friends and the institution trained a few people who were later convicted of abusing children. One Bangor Normal lecturer who was also a Gwynedd County Councillor and, like John L stood as a Parliamentary candidate for Plaid, was Dafydd Orwig. Dafydd Orwig was directly involved in the shafting of a Hergest Unit patient who discovered that children in the Ty Newydd children’s home in Bangor were being abused and then challenged people over this. The Hergest patient was subsequently fitted up by the drugs squad, assaulted when at the police station, fitted up for arson, imprisoned in Risley Remand Centre, unlawfully held by Dafydd in Denbigh for a year and soon after that fleeced of his money and property by a group of predators. Then he was denied access to his own child who, with the blessing of Gwynedd Social Services, was brought up by the predators who had at least two sex offenders in their immediate family. A witness to the theft of the child was found dead at about the time of the Waterhouse Inquiry. Read more about the delightful Dafydd Orwig in eg. post ‘Slaves, Perfect Slaves’.
The Liberal candidate for Anglesey in 1970 was Winston Roddick, who was the Counsel General for Wales, 1998-03 and served as the Police and Crime Commissioner for North Wales, 2012-16. Roddick was Chairman of the Welsh Liberal Party in the early 1980s. Roddick grew up in Caernarfon, served as a police officer in Liverpool, subsequently qualified as a barrister in 1968 and practised among the corrupt barristers in Wales who protected Dafydd and the gang. Roddick was Counsel General for Wales during the last part of the Waterhouse Inquiry, at the time that the Waterhouse Report was published and during the aftermath. That cannot have been a coincidence. Roddick knew Ronnie Waterhouse, both through Liberal Party and legal circles. See previous posts for more information about Winston Roddick.
In the General Election of Feb 1974, Cledwyn received 14,652 votes, the Conservative Thomas Vivan Lewis received 8,898, dear old singing Dafydd Iwan for Plaid received 7,610 and the Liberal candidate received 3,882.
I cannot find any trace of a Thomas Vivan Lewis, but Thomas Vivian Lewis is a solicitor’s firm in Bangor. There is also a record of a Thomas Robin Arwel Vivian Lewis as a Director of Legal Assistance (Warwickshire) Ltd, but I do not know if these two Thomas Lewis’s are the same person. I presume that it was Thomas Vivian Lewis the solicitor who stood for the Conservatives on Anglesey in Feb 1974.
Whoever Vivan or Vivian was, it does sound as though the poor sods on Anglesey didn’t have much of a choice when it came to voting for an MP; they could vote for a friend of Dafydd (Lab), or a friend of Dafydd (Con), or a friend of Dafydd (Plaid) or a friend of Dafydd (Lib). The electorate probably were greater men than sheep but they were firmly shackled.
Were things any better in the General Election of Oct 1974 for Anglesey? Not really. They could vote for Dafydd’s friend Cledwyn (13,947 of them did), or Dafydd’s friend Vivan Lewis (7,975 were tempted), or Dafydd’s friend Dafydd Iwan (6,410 fell for that) or for a bit of variety, the Liberal candidate Mervyn Ankers (5,182 felt like a change).
Cledwyn Hughes did not stand as a candidate in the 1979 General Election, he stood down shortly before the big day. I haven’t yet found what seems to be an honest account of why Cledwyn was shoved overboard, although as an enthusiastic devolutionist, Cledwyn was ‘hugely disappointed’ when Wales voted against devolution in March 1979. The devolution vote caused a lot of friction within the Labour Party in Wales. Cledwyn was desperate for a Welsh Parliament, but the Windbag and some others in south Wales were vehemently opposed to this, including Leo Abse and the molester whom he protected, George Thomas. So was Cledwyn slaughtered by the Windbag’s Big Mates? I wouldn’t have put it past the Windbag to have sold the man who gave him his big break politically – introducing him to Jim Callaghan – down the river.
Cledwyn didn’t end up in’t shoebox in’t middle of ‘t road though, that was just for Empowered Service Users. Cledwyn was given a peerage in 1979, so he still had access to dining facilities.
Hey Glenys, we’ll be in if we keep on the right side of a gang of paedophiles.
When Captain Cled was slaughtered, Cled’s old mate Elystan Morgan aka Lord Elystan-Morgan stood as the Labour candidate. Lord Elystan-Morgan is another Welsh barrister who served Dafydd and the gang loyally for many years (see previous posts). The Tory Keith Best won Anglesey. Best polled 15,100, Elystan Morgan 12,283, John L – who was back again as the Plaid candidate – polled 7,863 and John Gwynedd Jones for the Liberals polled 3,500.
Keith Best was a barrister from Brighton, where John Allen owned brothels to which he trafficked kids in care from north Wales. Best was a hard right Thatcherite who supported capital punishment. Despite this firm law n order stance, when Best was involved in a road accident, in which his personal assistant was killed, shortly after Best’s election to the Commons – Best was driving at the time – Best was not executed or even imprisoned. Best was cleared of all responsibility…
Best soon became a Minister at the Welsh Office where he played a full part in concealing the crimes of Dafydd and the gang, which Best was happy to continue doing when I went to see him in 1985 re the north Wales mental health services. Best was small and grey with a round face and he wore a blue blazer and I must have spent no more than 3 mins in his office. Best spent more time introducing me to his research assistant – who was also wearing a blue blazer – than he did listening to my account of the problems that I was having with the mental health services. I wish that I could remember the name of Best’s assistant, because that Tory boy will have been in it up to his eye-balls as well.
I’m fairly sure that Best knew that I would be going to see him, which might explain why he didn’t need to listen to the details of my complaint and that he seemed to know exactly what he would be doing with my complaint before I had opened my mouth. When I had the confrontation with Tony Francis which led to me paying a visit to Best’s surgery, Francis had yelled at me ‘you can complain to whoever you want, you can even write to the Secretary of State’. The Secretary of State at the time – the summer of 1985 – was Nicholas Edwardes (see previous posts eg. ‘The Cradle Of Filth’ and ‘ Corruption Bay Special’) and Francis knew damn well that the whole bloody Welsh Office were fully on board with the gang. I imagine that Francis got to the Welsh Office before I did, they probably drew up the action plan with him, particularly because in the summer of 1985 Mary Wynch won her appeal to the Master of the Rolls which received widespread coverage in the London-based press.
At the 1983 General Election, Keith Best held Ynys Mon, as the constituency was now called. Best polled 15,017, but faced a strong challenge from the Plaid candidate, Ieuan Wyn Jones, the corrupt solicitor who was from Denbigh, as was his Angel wife Eirian Llwyd (see previous posts). Ieuan was mates with Dafydd – indeed Ieuan’s Nonconformist Minister dad had been mates with Gwynne and Dafydd – and Ieuan had stood as the Plaid candidate for Denbigh in Oct 1974 and 1979. Ieuan polled 13,333, the Labour candidate Tudor Williams polled 6,791 and the SDP candidate David Thomas netted 4,947. The Gang Of Four all knew about the Westminster Paedophile Ring and their knowledge of it informed the their target seats (see post ‘We’ve Been Expecting You…’). Dr Death personally knew some of the Top Docs in north Wales who facilitated Dafydd’s gang.
Poor old Anglesey.
Best didn’t stand in the 1987 General Election, because he was embroiled in scandal after being charged with fraud; in Sept 1987 Best was convicted of fraud with regard to his applications for BT shares and was imprisoned. The Tory candidate for Ynys Mon in 1987 was barrister Roger Evans. Dafydd’s ancestral pal Ieuan Wyn Jones polled 18,580, Roger Evans polled 14,282, Labour’s Colin Parry polled 7,252 and the SDP’s Ieuan Wilson Evans bagged 2,863.
During the 1987 General Election campaign, Dafydd et al were carrying out a carefully co-ordinated plan to fit me up for a serious offence which was supposed to result in my incarceration in Risley Remand Centre days after the General Election. Risley Remand Centre were on board with the plan, as was the Mental Health Act Commission, as well as Gwynedd and Gwynedd Health Authorities. It backfired when Sgt Morgan at Bangor Police Station and Jeff Crowther, a nursing officer at Ysbyty Gwynedd, didn’t tell as many lies as were required. However Dafydd et al didn’t realise that Sgt Morgan had Rebelled and I now have copies of letters sent to the Mental Health Act Commission from Clwyd Health Authority explaining that I was now in Risley Remand Centre after attacking a junior doctor with a knife. Even better, David Ewart of the Mental Health Act Commission’s Liverpool Office wrote back to Clwyd Health Authority thanking them for letting him know that I was in Risley Remand Centre, so he would of course be sending a brief response to my complaint about Dafydd et al to my address at Chepstow Road in Leicester, knowing that I would not receive it. It gets better. Unbeknown to David Ewart, I WAS at Chepstow Road, I lived there with Brown and my friends between May 1987 and April 1988 and no, Ewart did not send any replies to me there re my complaint about Dafydd et al.
Lie after lie after lie, accompanied by perjury and conspiracy. Douglas Hurd was Home Secretary at the time; Norman Fowler was Health Secretary when Dafydd et al planned the dirty deed but John Moore was Health Secretary by the time that they actually had me arrested and started writing to each other telling themselves that I was in Risley. See previous posts eg. ‘Security, Security’ and ‘Additional Security Measures’ for further details.
I now know that all the Ynys Mon candidates who stood in the 1987 General Election knew what was happening to me. Ieuan Wyn Jones was a friend of Dafydd as well as of Alwyn Jones, my solicitor in Bangor – who was married to a lawyer who worked for Gwynedd County Council; Roger Evans was mates with the crooked barristers who were part of it; the Windbag knew Tony Francis who had called the police and reported that I had ‘tried to stab a junior doctor’ and demanded my arrest; the SDP candidate knew the other Top Docs involved.
The result of this cross-Party, interdisciplinary Plot? It was this:
Anyone for watching some vintage clips of that ridiculous old Windbag telling everyone how much he wants to rid the UK of the evil of Thatcher? Not if it involved helping a group of young lefties expose the wrongdoing in north Wales, including the abuse of kids in care by Thatch’s friend and Minister Peter Morrison though eh Neil?? Because Glenys and her mum and dad and their mates had been concealing it for decades.
If I was the PM of Denmark I’d dissociate myself from those in-laws and quickly.
26th Prime Minister of Denmark
Roger Evans subsequently served as the Tory MP for Monmouth, 1992-97, throughout the years of the flat denials from the North Wales Police that there was a VIP paedophile ring operating in north Wales/Cheshire which was being concealed at the highest levels of Gov’t, as well as throughout the duration of the Jillings Investigation and the launch of the Waterhouse Inquiry. Days after Roger was elected, the Brighton firebomb killed five witnesses to the North Wales Child Abuse Scandal (see post ‘The Silence Of The Welsh Lambs’).
Roger served as a junior Social Services Minister, 1994-97, under Secretary of State Peter Lilley. While the cover-up re the escalating wrongdoing in north Wales continued, while lies were told about Dafydd ‘retiring’ and the North Wales Hospital ‘closing down’ and while the Head of Bryn Estyn Matt Arnold, Dafydd’s mate the corrupt Home Office mandarin Bing Spear and Peter Morrison were found dead. And of course as some people were imprisoned for the abuse of children in north Wales, but only social workers and teachers, not anyone important.
Ieuan won the day again at Ynys Mon at the General Election of 1992, as the body count regarding those who had Spilt The Pints of the gang mounted up. Ieuan polled 15,984. His nearest rival was the Tory candidate Gwynn Rowlands (14,878). The Labour candidate polled 10,126 and the Lib Dem 1,891.
Ieuan continued to reign supreme. In May 1997, after the Waterhouse Inquiry had begun and when things could only get better – but obviously not while Miranda was in Number 10 – Ieuan netted 15,756 votes. Labour’s Owen Edwards polled 13, 275 and the Conservative Gwilym Owen polled 8,569. The Lib Dem candidate, Deric Burnham, received 1,537 votes.
I suspect that Deric is a relation of the wonderful Eleanor Burnham, known for her red lipstick and a splendid public performance at a meeting of the Court of Bangor University some years ago, in which she hurled insults at the VC and Lord Dafydd Elis-Thomas, the then Chancellor and accused them of being Men. Not only that, but they were so guilty of being Men that Eleanor did not believe that they had allowed any Wimmin to sit on the University Council. Dafydd El confirmed that there were Wimmin on the Council and the VC tried to lighten the rather fraught atmosphere by telling everyone that he had attended the first Wimmin’s Liberation Conference in Oxford. That was not a good idea, Eleanor just blew, she screamed ‘and look what happened to you’ and exited the room at speed. I had no idea who the angry lady in red lipstick was but I later discovered that she was Eleanor Burnham, a Lib Dem AM.
What are Eleanor’s credentials for advancing the cause of Wimmin? Er, Eleanor worked as a ‘social services manager’ in north Wales and sat on Mental Health Tribunals for the North Wales Hospital Denbigh. So she didn’t notice all the illegally imprisoned victims of the paedophile gang sitting in Denbigh or the pregnant women who’s babies disappeared without explanation then.
After losing her seat in the Welsh Assembly, Eleanor became a leading light in the North Wales Community Health Council, where she campaigned vigorously for things that she needed – such as joint replacements – and ignored the slaughter of mental health patients. See previous posts.
[That’s enough Eleanor – Ed.]
Ieuan didn’t stand in the 2001 General Election on Ynys Mon. This was not because the crooked bastard had been outed as an accomplice of a gang of traffickers, it was because in 1999 Ieuan became the AM for Ynys Mon. In 2001, 22 years after Cledwyn was decapitated, Albert Owen won Ynys Mon back for Labour. Albert polled 11,906 Eilian Williams polled 11,106 for Plaid and the Tory Albie Fox polled 7,653 votes.
Albert Owen has a cheeky little grin and appears in the local papers supporting Community Things, but Albert knows as much about the crime and corruption on Anglesey as anyone. Albert grew up in Holyhead and went to Holyhead School. In 2001, I was living on Anglesey – and as ever was being threatened and harassed by the gang – and undertook a teacher training placement in Albert’s old school. That school had very serious problems which were clear to the student teachers, known to the tutors at Bangor University and hundreds of kids had been withdrawn from Holyhead School by their parents and were sent to schools in Bangor. The problems at Holyhead School were entirely the result of the fuckwit of the Headmistress Margaret Chantrelle and her sidekick, Deputy Head Gerald Hewitson. The classroom teachers – most of whom were doing a good job – were in despair and no-one at County Council or Assembly level would listen to the teachers or the parents as Chantrelle destroyed the place and Hewitson just insulted people. See previous posts. Albert didn’t mention a word, but instead was happy to advertise himself as a Successful Old Boy. Bugger the kids who were suffering under Chantrelle then Albert; I used to hear the classroom teachers fuming and openly saying that the kids were being ‘cheated out of an education’ by Chantrelle.
There was also a massive heroin problem in Llangefni by 2001. Thanks to the local ‘drugs team’ – which were the domain of Dafydd. Dafydd lives about four miles outside of Llangefni.
Albert held Anglesey in 2005. He polled 12,278, and the Plaid candidate Eurig Wyn (see previous posts) polled 11,036. Albert has held Anglesey at every General Election since, although only by just over 200 votes in 2015. Having fallen from grace and stepped down as the AM for Ynys Mon in 2013, Ieuan attempted a come-back in 2017 and stood again as the Westminster candidate. Albert beat him, but by less than 200 votes.
Anglesey has been in crisis now for years and it does not get any better. There have never really been many functioning ‘services’ on Anglesey, but there did used to be a few old folks homes run by Anglesey County Council, at least of one which was very good. They were flogged off- including the very good one -to the private sector a few years ago. The person who led Anglesey into such a crisis that they couldn’t even run an old folk’s home was the Director of Community Services, Gwenan Carrington. Gwenan had previously been Director of Gwynedd Social Services and had been obliged to move on to pastures new after Gwynedd Social Services received the worst imaginable inspection report some years ago. The inspectors stated that Gwenan did not understand the policies which she was supposed to be implementing and that under her ‘leadership’, the Services would be incapable of improvement. Not that Gwenan left immediately, she hung on until, as the inspection report predicted, the ‘Services’ were no more. Gwenan was faced with a lot of hostile media coverage and a TV expose and she announced her retirement. But Dafydd-like, that retirement involved moving down the road to an equally senior post arranged for her by her mates.
Anglesey Community Services have functioned as a dustbin before. Rob Evans, who was Gwynedd Social Services senior manager responsible for children’s homes while the paedophile gang made merry in them, was subsequently given responsibility for mental health services. It was Rob Evans who in the mid-1990s, was called upon to resolve the problem of the Arfon Community Mental Health Team constantly threatening me and having me arrested for ludicrous reasons. Rob did meet with me and he gave me a lecture on Changing Social Work Practice. I’m not sure why, but at least it meant that Rob did not have to discuss the outrageous misconduct and criminality of the Arfon CMHT. I now have the document which Rob compiled after I met him. Rob wrote that before meeting me, he asked Keith Fearns, the psychopath who ‘led’ the Arfon CMHT, what Fearns wanted ‘done’ with me. Fearns replied ‘lock her up’. Rob told Fearns that was not possible. Fearns repeated ‘lock her up’. Rob noted that he was ‘leaving this job tomorrow’ and could see no resolution to the problems between the Arfon CMHT and me.
I only found out much later where Rob had gone. He had been appointed as the Director of Community Services on Anglesey! Rob gave evidence at the Waterhouse Inquiry. He told Waterhouse that the community mental health services in Gwynedd were ‘probably the best in Europe’. Rob also told Waterhouse that yes, he had been responsible for children’s services when the kids had been battered and abused, but he wouldn’t be working for much longer because ‘changes in the service’ meant that Rob would not be able to find suitable employment in north Wales.
Rob Evans was still employed at a senior level in the social services in north west Wales in 2012. I bumped into him in Tesco and asked him if he felt that he should have done more to help me in the face of Fearns’s constant aggression. Rob told me that if I didn’t stop ‘arrassin him, he’d call the police. As I left Tesco, Keith fucking Fearns appeared from behind and ‘arrassed me.
I had the meeting with Rob Evans in the mid-1990s because Ella Fisk, the Angel who ran the Day Centre at the Hergest Unit, was trying to resolve the constant problems with the Arfon CMHT. I always liked Ella, as did many of the other patients, but she was undoubtedly intimidated by those we know and love and did not feel able to challenge them. Her husband was a senior technician at Ysbyty Gwynedd and they knew how serious the wrongdoing was. Ella was also very obviously not allowed to use her abilities to their full potential. She was just told what to do by the gang and was used to silence serious complaint. Ella’s Day Dentre was closed down by Alun Davies – the corrupt manager of the Hergest Unit – at the behest of the Arfon CMHT during the Waterhouse Inquiry and a great many patients became destitute and died. Which was one way of dealing with witnesses. Ella was given a new job, in the Anglesey Community Mental Health Team. Ella did not drive and her new role involved visiting patients at home now that the Day Centre had closed. So Ella spent most of her time travelling between client’s houses on the rather inadequate bus service across Anglesey. Ella saw about three clients a day. Everyone, including Ella, knew that it was grossly inefficient. Who was ultimately responsible for Community Services on Anglesey at the time? Rob Evans.
When Rob gave me his lecture on Changing Social Work Practice, he told me that when he took children to children’s homes he used to take their shoes away to stop them running away. When some of the people involved in the North Wales Child Abuse Scandal were finally prosecuted for sexual assaults on children, the former kids in care told the court that they had run away after the first sexual assaults but then the social workers had taken their shoes away so that they couldn’t escape.
Rob Evans worked in a number of different regions before North Wales. He did his social work training in Leicester in the 1970s (see post ‘I Know Nuzzing…’). Where a big paedophile ring operated in the children’s homes which was linked to Dafydd’s gang in north Wales.
North Wales Police who found No Evidence Of A Paedophile Ring: Rob Evans was a monster, a real monster. Didn’t you notice what happened wherever that man went? Clients were threatened, sexually assaulted, battered or found dead. He ran every fucking service where this consistently happened, do you think that there might have been a clue there?
There was a problem with the police at Llangefni Police Station on Anglesey in that many of them were mates with Dafydd, who was running his crime empire from his house down the road. In the 1970s, Elfed Roberts was the Sgt at Llangefni. Years later Elfed was obliged to leave the North Wales Police after the Chief Constable Richard Brunstrom – who desperately tried to clean up a totally rotten force – had a conversation with Elfed about the perks and privileges that Elfed was enjoying and his affluent lifestyle which was beyond the means of a police officer. The police were using the slogan ‘If You See Bling, Give Us A Ring’, at the time, so they obviously followed their own advice and made enquiries about Elfed’s bling. Elfed did have a lot of bling, his penismobile for a start, but he also owned houses everywhere, bungaloids, which he let out. People openly joked about Elfed’s wealth and asked ‘how the hell can he afford that on a police officer’s salary?’
Elfed used to enjoy staying at an hotel in the Loire in France, Chateau de Cop Choux.
After Elfed left the North Wales Police under the major cloud, he was appointed Chair of the North West Wales NHS Trust. Obviously the ideal job for an bent ex-copper. Elfed also fed the ‘Daily Mail’ stories about Richard Brunstrom and told the Mail how hated Brunstrom was, although some of us were very grateful to Mr Brustrom for kicking Elfed out of the police force, but the ‘Daily Mail’ never printed that. That’s why the Mail kept reporting on Mr Brunstrom’s alleged insanity and how he was known as ‘the Mad Mullah of the Traffic Taliban’. Which wasn’t what Richard Brunstrom was known as at all, Elfed and his racist old mates probably just made that one up down at Bangor Golf Club over the gin.
Elfed spent a number of years as Chair of the NW Wales NHS Trust – which came with an automatic place on the Council of Bangor University – during which time he absolutely disgraced himself, including by having me arrested for ridiculous offences, such as having pink hair and calling his car a penismobile.
Elfed became such an embarrassment that Edwina Hart the then Health Minister was finally forced to restructure the NHS in north Wales and Elfed was not given a place on the new Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board. I presumed that Edwina had realised how totally unsuitable Elfed was for any public appointment, but no, my trust was once again misplaced. Edwina quietly gave Elfed a place on the Board of the Welsh Ambulance Trust. Which of course is in bits, with people dying while they wait four hours for an ambulance.
Despite bagging yet another public appointment that he should not have had, Elfed decided to declare war on the newly created Betsi Board, mainly because he hated the new Chairman, the former VC of Bangor University and the new CEO, Mary Burrows. Elfed’s battle was over the source of sandwiches which were sold in the WRVS cafe in Ysbyty Gwynedd. The WRVS had changed their order and instead of buying the sandwiches from the Menai Deli in Menai Bridge, the WRVS dared buy them from Ginsters in Leicester. Elfed began WW III: ENGLISH sandwiches on sale in a WELSH hospital, the Menai Deli, a local Welsh firm losing business. Elfed organised a protest, a march, intimidation of WRVS HQ, he rang all the newspapers, he appeared on TV, there was hate mail sent to the Betsi Board…
Elfed did not mention a crucial factor re the Menai Deli. It was owned by his friends – it might even have been his son-in-law- but that Deli was definitely owned by a mate of Elfed’s from Bangor Golf Club. As with everything when Elfed had Chaired the NHS Trust, the contract for the cafe sandwiches had been given to one of Elfed’s mates. Elfed’s wife worked in the WRVS cafe and TOLD the other volunteers to boycott the Leicester sarnies. So I went in and purchased a Leicester sandwich and was subjected to an attempt to threaten me. Until another old bag behind the counter realised who I was and there was much trauma.
While Leading The Protest In Defence Of A Small Welsh Business, as Elfed manned the barricades, he tried to rent out one of his bungaloids to another protester. There’s commitment for you.
The Betsi Board and WRVS HQ stood their ground and the Menai Deli were not asked to supply the Ysbyty Gwynedd WRVS cafe again. Then someone discovered that the WRVS contract was the only contract that the Menai Deli had. Small local business Elfed? Or another scam brought to the folk of Gwynedd by Elfed Roberts? I’m the Chair of the Trust, would one of my friends or relatives like to set up a Deli which will be guaranteed a contract from the WRVS cafe at Ysbyty Gwynedd?
After Butty Wars – as the Daily Post termed the saga starring the Menai Deli – there was an attempt at a repeat performance, this time involving a Lovely Little Welsh Company, Blas ar Fwyd, who supplied the snacks for the patients’ trolley on the wards at Ysbyty Gwynedd. The Lovely Little Welsh Company were heart-broken when they were told that they too would have to competitively tender for the contract. There was press coverage which explained that the Little Company was Welsh, located in the Heart Of Welsh Wales In Llanrwst, that the products were Healthy, Nutritious and Organic – actually they’ve got even more sugar than Mr Kripling cakes – and the owner of the company was appalled that a Welsh Hospital couldn’t support a Lovely Little Welsh Company. Who owned the Lovely Little Welsh Company? One Deiniol ap Dafydd. Dafydd’s son. Dafydd set Deiniol up in business years ago, with his Bistro in Llanwrst and the Deli. One of my mates has longed believed that Blas ar Fwyd is one of Dafydd’s money-laundering companies and someone else thinks that it might have a sideline in flogging recreational chemicals. Either way, Dafydd is at the root of it. There was a Facebook campaign to turn Deiniol into a TV star a few years ago as well, but that flopped.
One constituency that flip flopped between various paedophiles’ friends as Dafydd’s mates of different political hues scrapped between themselves was Conway. Conway was formed in 1950 from the old constituencies of Caernarvon Boroughs and Caernarvonshire and lasted until 2010, when it became Aberconwy. The constituency of Conway included Bangor – and thus of course UCNW – Llandudno and Llanfairfechan. Llanfairfechan was the location of Bryn-y-Neuadd, the old hospital for the ‘mentally handicapped’ and was part of Dafydd’s domain. Llanfairfechan was a hotspot for Dafydd’s gang because the staff of Bryn-y-Neuadd all lived there. So Conway constituency included a lot of professionals who were abusing clients or keeping quiet about that abuse. It also included Bethesda, an area which housed a lot of the victims of the gang. That always really pissed Bethesda off; Bethesda people would remark with incredulity that they were in with Llandudno which is why we kept getting Thatch’s poodle Wyn Roberts as our MP.
For much of its existence Conway was a marginal seat. In 1950 Sir Elwyn Edwards won Conway for Labour. Jones polled 15,176 and his nearest rival, the Tory David Price-White, polled 14,373. Emlyn Hooson for the Liberals received 9,937.
Sir William Elwyn Edwards Jones aka Sir Elwyn Jones (4 January 1904 –1989) was a solicitor who served as town clerk of Bangor, 1939-69.
Sir Elwyn was the son of the RevRobert WilliamJones, a Minister with the Calvinistic Methodists at Bootle and Elizabeth Jane, his wife. Sir Elwyn was educated at Bottle Secondary School,Ffestiniog Grammar School and then UCNW and after that London University.
Elwyn Jones qualified as a solicitor in 1927, was appointed clerk to the Bangor magistrates in 1934. Jones was a member of the Caernarfonshire County Council, 1945-69. Lucille worked as a children’s social worker for Caernarfonshire County Council. Many of the older senior managers and social workers who ended up in Gwynedd County Council in the 1970s,80s and 90s had served in various capacities with Caernarfonshire County Council. Sir Elwyn served as a member of the National Parks Commission, 1966-68 and of the Countryside Commission for Wales,1968-71. Sir Elwyn was a member of the Court and Council of UCNW from 1943, serving as Treasurer from 1970 and then Vice-President,1977-82.
Lord Lloyd Kenyon was President of UCNW when Sir Elwyn was involved with that institution. Lord Kenyon’s son Thomas was known to be sexually abusing boys in the care of the Social Services and on one occasion in 1978 Thomas admitted it. At the same time, Thomas reported the boy for theft. The boy was sent to a detention centre. Thomas Tyrell-Kenyon faced no charges. Part of Thomas’s complaint was that the boy had stolen Polaroid porn photos of them both together. Thomas died of AIDS in the early 1990s. Lord Kenyon, among many other things, was a member of the North Wales Police Authority, Chairman of Clwyd Health Authority, the most senior Freemason in north Wales and a Director of Lloyd’s Bank. See previous posts.
Part of Mary Wynch’s case was her assertion that there was a ring of corrupt solicitors in the Caernarfon and Bangor area who were all working together to shaft everyone else.
Elwyn Jones married, in 1936 toDyddgu, the daughter of Rev Dr E. Tegla Davies. Edward Tegla Davies was a Wesleyan Minister who was born in Denbighshire and later served as a Minister at a variety of locations across north Wales, including at Denbigh. Elwyn Jones and his family lived at Glyngarth, Menai Bridge (the posh bit of Menai Bridge). He died in July 1989, so he was around to help Dafydd out for a long while.
Sir Elwyn Jones had one son and two daughters. Sir Elwyn’s son, also Elwyn, took over his father’s solicitor’s practice in Bangor. I don’t know whether Sir Elwyn was one of the ring of corrupt solicitors named by Mary Wynch, but I do know that his son Elwyn was corrupt. Elwyn Jones was the solicitor who acted for the predators who fleeced the Hergest patient mentioned above who was also victimised by Dafydd Orwig – Dafydd Orwig sat on the old Caernarfonshire County Council, as well as the post-1974 Gwynedd County Council. I saw the letters that Elwyn Jones wrote to the patient who was taken to the cleaners and I know that Elwyn Jones knew that he was acting for a bunch of lying, thieving abusers. I always wondered why Elwyn Jones did act for them, because they spent all the dosh that they had liberated from the Hergest patient, they didn’t have any money to pay Elwyn and I know that on some occasions Elwyn Jones didn’t actually charge them for his services. I suspect that Elwyn was simply providing a service to Dafydd’s gang; after all the Hergest patient under attack had witnessed what was happening to the boys in Ty Newydd, he had possibly witnessed a murder in Risley and he had much info about the wrongdoing of Dafydd as well as white collar crime committed by Top Docs in Surrey before he ever moved to north Wales.
I used to see Elwyn Jones in Bangor Magistrates Court in the late 1980s and 1990s, looking on as victims of Dafydd’s gang were fitted up. Elwyn Jones would be representing some of them and he did not give a stuff. He would turn up to Court seconds before their cases began, he would chat to the other solicitors about how he would be going onto the golf course as soon as Court finished and he’d be out of the door as soon as his clients were sentenced. Elwyn was the most boring old fart imaginable, although he might have led a more exciting life than I thought because in those days I didn’t realise that Bangor Golf Club was a meeting place for the traffickers. Elwyn could well have been raking in the ill-gotten gains, but if he was I don’t know why he was spending his days in Bangor wearing a nylon suit. If I was a gangster I’d want more than that.
As well as inheriting his dad’s solicitor’s firm, Elwyn Jones also inherited his dad’s job as Treasurer of UCNW, Elwyn held that post for years. UCNW always had very serious financial problems, so someone should probably have relieved Elwyn of that role, the dosh might have been going towards a supply of nylon suits and drinks at Bangor Golf Club. Trebles All Around, paid for by UCNW.
The Tory MP for Clwyd West, the solicitor David Jones, used to work in Elwyn Jones’s practice and David Jones has a great deal of knowledge regarding the wrongdoing in north Wales (see post ‘The Right Honourable David Jones MP’).
The Conway Tory candidate who came a close second to Sir Elwyn in the 1950 General Election, David Archibald Price-White, was also a solicitor. Price-White was the Tory MP for Caernarvon Boroughs, 1945-50, ousting the Liberal MP Seaborne Davies who had only recently succeeded David Lloyd George in the seat. His father, Price Foulkes White (1873–1952) was a Welsh international footballer. David Price-White was educated at Friars School – a training ground for the paedophiles’ friends of Bangor -and then at UCNW, before qualifying as a solicitor in 1932. During WW II Price-White served with the British Army.
In 1934, Price-White married Gwyneth Harris, daughter of James Lewis Harris of Caernarvon.
Emlyn Hooson, the Liberal candidate for Conway in 1950 was yet another corrupt barrister who worked in Wales/Chester. Hooson was a big mate of Ronnie Waterhouse and served as the Liberal MP for Montgomeryshire, 1962-79. Hooson was originally from Denbighshire and went to Denbigh Grammar School. When Hooson died in 2012, Ieuan Wyn Jones waxed lyrical about their long friendship and how Hooson never lost touch with people in Denbighshire.
In the 1951 General Election, the Tory candidate Peter Thomas took Conway from Sir Elwyn. Thomas polled 17,115, Sir Elwyn 16,532 and Emlyn Hooson 5,791.
Peter Thomas served as Secretary of State for Wales, 1970-74, under Ted Heath. Thomas was the son of a Llanwrst solicitor. Peter Thomas went to school in north Wales, then read law at Jesus College, Oxford, a popular destination for the grander paedophiles’ friends; the crooked judge Huw Daniel read law at Jesus College, Oxford. Thomas worked for the security services during WWII and became a barrister. Like Ronnie Waterhouse, Thomas was a member of Middle Temple. Thomas sat as a Crown Court Recorder, 1974-88.
Peter Thomas was bilingual and a member of the Gorsedd.
Thomas accessed a useful network re oiling the wheels of corruption when he married Tessa Dean, the daughter of actor and film and theatrical producer Basil Dean and and his wife, Lady Mercy Greville. Like Ronnie Waterhouse, Peter Thomas had many contacts in showbiz and in the theatre. Thomas died in 2008, yet another accessory who hung around on earth throughout many an investigation and Inquiry, who ensured that there was no danger of the truth emerging.
Peter Thomas became Baron Thomas of Gwydir, after the 1987 General Election. He probably thought that I’d be in prison by then, but whoops that plan went pear-shaped. Like Peter Thomas, Dr Peter Higson grew up in Llanwrst. Higson was a clinical psychologist at the North Wales Hospital and then became the manager of that institution at some point in the mid-1980s. Higson was one of those who knew about the plan to frame and imprison me shortly after the 1987 General Election. Higson has recently stepped down as Chair of the Betsi Board. Higson’s sister Ruth Hussey spent a number of years as Chief Medical Officer for Wales. See post ‘Topsy and Tim’.
For further details of Peter Thomas, see post ‘The Cradle Of Filth’.
Peter Thomas held Conway in the General Election of 1955, polling 18,705 votes to Sir Elwyn’s 13,881. The Liberal candidate was Herbert Mostyn Lewis (3,217) and the Wales-wide paedophiles’ – and Lord Max Beloff’s – friend Ioan Bowen Rees brought up the rear for Plaid with 3,019. After Ioan graduated from Queen’s College, Oxford and began his career as a solicitor working for County Councils in Wales which allowed paedophile rings to operate within their children’s homes, Ioan stood unsuccessfully as the Plaid candidate in Conway in 1955 and 1959 and then in Merthyr Tydfil in 1964. Just to ensure that he was fully networked, Ioan also worked as a solicitor for Lancashire County Council.
In 1959, Peter Thomas polled 17,795 votes against Labour’s Silvan Jones’s 13,260. Ioan stood for Plaid again. Peter Thomas prevailed again in 1964, receiving 18,753 votes against Gwilym Roberts for Labour who polled 15,234. The Plaid candidate was Gwilym Hughes.
Gwilym Edffrwd Roberts was educated at Brynrefail Grammar School and the University of Wales. He lectured in scientific management techniques and served as a Councillor on Luton Borough Council from 1965, before serving as the Labour MP for South Bedfordshire, 1966-70. Gwilym Roberts then served as the Labour MP for Cannock, Feb 1984-1983. There was a trafficking gang operating in the Cannock/Staffordshire area with links to Dafydd’s gang.
Gwilym remained very much in business following his Westminster defeat in 1983. He became Leader of Cannock Chase District Council, although he eventually lost his seat in 2002. Gwilym then served as a Labour councillor on Staffordshire County Council, retiring from membership of the County Council in 2010. Like all good paedophiles’ friends, not only did Gwilym Roberts not mention the abuse of children in Staffordshire – which became public in the 1980s with the Staffordshire Pindown Scandal – or the local genocidal NHS, but Gwilym was an enthusiastic supporter of that corrupt, dangerous NHS and was always happy to be involved in ensuring that the neglect and abuse continued. See post ‘The Human Stain’ for more background on Gwilym who died earlier this year.
In the General Election of 1966, Ednyfed Hudson Davies won Conway for the Labour Party, polling 18,203 votes against the 17,622 votes of Peter Thomas, the Tory.
Ednyfed Hudson Davies was born in Llanelli, the son of a Minister of religion. The family moved to Bangor when Ednyfed was a child. Hudson Davies went to Dynevor Grammar School in Swansea, Swansea University and then Balliol College, Oxford. He worked as a lecturer and broadcaster. He was the Labour MP for Conway, 1966-70 and was elected as the Labour MP for Caerphilly in 1979. Hudson Davies ran away and joined Dr Death’s crew in 1981.
Hudson Davies was another MP with links to showbiz and other exotic folk as a result of his marriage to Amanda Barker-Mill in 1972. Hudson-Davies remained active in public life after he left politics as Chairman of a museum trust in the New Forest. His first marriage ended in divorce in 1994 and in 2016 he married Sue Owen. Hudson Davies died on 11 January 2018, aged 88, serving the paedophiles’ friends until the end. See previous posts for further information.
It was in the General Election of 1970 that the paedophiles’ bestest friend the dreadful Wyn – later Lord – Roberts began his reign over Conway. Wyn Roberts won the seat with 16,927 votes, over Ednyfed Hudson Davies, the Labour candidate, who polled 16,024. Lord Dafydd Elis-Thomas – later the Plaid MP for Meirionydd Nant Conwy, 1974-92 and at present the Plaid AM for Dwyfor Meirionydd – stood for Plaid.
Wyn Roberts held Conway until he retired in 1997 and was given the obligatory peerage to loyal paedophiles’ friends at Westminster. Wyn Roberts was truly toxic. He became a Welsh Office Minister under Thatcher and remained so for many years. Thatch always treated Roberts as a minion, but it is interesting to note when he did get his titbits. Wyn Roberts was promoted to Minister of State at the Welsh Office after the 1987 General Election and he picked up his knighthood in 1990, the year that members of Dafydd’s gang repeatedly perjured themselves in High Court cases with regard to me.
Roberts had a background in the security services and in broadcasting and for years he deflected every complaint about Dafydd’s gang. Roberts really maxed out on being a Welsh speaker and was Thatch’s token Welshman who was wheeled out when someone Welsh was needed to tick a box which would result in consequences seriously detrimental to the Welsh and everyone else. Wyn Roberts wasn’t the Welsh rural pauper who’s English was a bit shaky as he liked to pretend, he was born into, by north Wales standards, an influential family on Anglesey who were comfortably off. Wyn Roberts’s family were a fairly typical example of the dominant elite of north Wales at the that time, Liberal Nonconformists, Wyn Roberts’s father being a Minister of religion.
In the early 1990s, to the surprise of everyone, Wyn Roberts was incredibly helpful to a group of English hippies and other alternative people who were successful in stopping the building of a by-pass around Bethesda, although the by-pass was fully supported by local people and influential Councillors on Gwynedd County Council. The hippies believed that they had won everyone over with their arguments re preserving the oak woodland at Bethesda. Er, no. One of those leading the Stop The Bethesda By-pass campaign was Ed Ingram, a part-time stats tutor in the Psychology Dept of Bangor University, who was sexually abusing school girls and married to a porn queen who had starred in a grumble vid called ‘The Farm’, which included scenes of bestiality. Filthy Ed, as he was known, could have named a great many people involved with Dafydd’s gang. Furthermore, although Filthy Ed had long been a degenerate, but he was of Posh Origins, from an upmarket family in Hampshire and when Wyn Roberts was helping Filthy Ed’s campaign, Filthy Ed’s upper crust mum was still alive and was on occasions spotted in Bethesda.
One other point. I was one of those who attended the early meetings of the Stop The Bethesda By-pass Campaign. At the same time I was writing to Wyn Roberts and others about Dafydd’s gang. Oh and the North Wales Police investigation into the possibility of a VIP paedophile ring operating in north Wales/Cheshire was drawing to an end, which by 1992, had ‘found no evidence of a paedophile ring’ in north Wales/Cheshire. What better than dear old Wyn showing a bunch of hippies WHO KNEW ME – but not very well – that of course there was no serious wrongdoing in high places and that he was an OK man?
The cauldron was stirred by two of the wimmin who were on the fringes of the Alternative Crowd in Bethesda who worked for Dafydd’s gang: Alison Greenaway, who ran the MIND Centre in Bangor and who later became a psychiatric social worker and Rosie Waite, another social worker. Alison and Rosie knew exactly what was happening to kids in care and psych patients. Rosie was a rather better actor then Alison, Rosie herself discussed the abuse of patients with me and stated that her friendship with Alison was being seriously affected because of Alison’s role in the abuse and neglect of psych patients. I had many chats with Rosie about those we know and love and named names, providing details of exactly what I had witnessed. In turn Rosie told me about a teenaged client of hers who had developed a very inappropriate relationship with Dafydd and who was staying nights and weekends at Dafydd’s house and was being told by Dafydd that he loved her. Rosie was working for Conwy Social Services at the time – in 1999 – and told me that she was leaving social work because she could not bear to be part of what was going on any longer.
In 2002, when the paedophiles’ friends were in full cry once more and trying to imprison me, Rosie Waite cut off all contact with me, except for a rude letter in which she demanded that I repay her £100 which had been lent to and spent by someone else. Rosie then bagged herself a job as a social work trainer. In Conwy. I imagine that every bit of info that I gave Rosie re the abuse of clients was fed straight back to someone senior at Conwy Social Services. Conwy Social Services ran the Inspection Unit which ignored the serious abuse, physical harm and even the disappearance of clients of Prestwood People Trafficking Ltd (see previous posts eg. ‘A Convenient Arrangement With The Private Sector’). When I reported my concerns about Prestwood Homes to the Inspection Unit, I was asked what I did for a living and then threatened. I went to see that Unit not long before I was arrested for ‘threats to kill’ and forced out of my teaching job at Hillgrove School on the basis of gossip and rumour from Keith Fearns and the Arfon Community Mental Health Team (see previous posts).
Rosie is Lesbian Feminist Who Is An Empowered Older Woman!
‘We Are Wimmin, We Are Really Fucking Dangerous.’
Before Rosie Waite qualified as a social worker at Coleg Menai – where she commented upon the dreadful standards and the qualifying of some very unsuitable students as social workers – she worked in Bangor University’s library, which for some reason, although I never found out why, was a hot spot for supporters of Dafydd’s gang. Nothing will have escaped Rosie’s eyes and ears when she worked there, all info will have been added to her armoury.
Rosie now works as a humanist funeral celebrant, but what rich pickings there are for her in that line of work I cannot imagine.
In Feb 1974 Wyn Roberts held Conway with 16,763 votes, against the 12,214 votes of paedophiles’ friend the Labour candidate D. Ben Rees. The Plaid candidate was Michael Farmer.
David Benjamin Rees, Dr D. Ben Rees, was born in Ceredigion in west Wales, has been a Minister in the Presbyterian Church of Wales since 1962 and is a leader of the Welsh community in Liverpool. D. Ben Rees leads one of Liverpool’s five remaining Welsh chapels His small publishing house, Modern Welsh Publications Ltd, was established in 1963 and until 1968 it operated from Abercynon in south Wales. Since 1968 it has operated from Liverpool. Being a paedophiles’ friend, D. Ben Rees is of course a Man Of Peace and has published extensively about pacifism and pacifists. See previous post for more information about D. Ben Rees.
Michael Farmer, the Plaid candidate in Conway in Feb 1974, was a judge; Farmer died in 2011. His obituary in the Torygraph told us that:
Farmer was a judge on the Wales circuit from 2001; and following the implementation of the Welsh Language Act of 1993, which gave equal status with English in court proceedings, he worked hard to ensure that witnesses, defendants, claimants or respondents could conduct their cases in Welsh where they wished to do so. Himself fluent in the language, he was one of the few judges capable of conducting proceedings in Welsh.
His dedication to the language was recognised in the invitation, in 2009, to join the Welsh Bardic Circle as a Derwydd (Bard). His Bardic name was Ustus o’r Glyn (Justice from “Glyn” — a reference to his childhood home at Glynllifon, north Wales). He was due to give the main address for the Law Society of Wales at the National Eisteddfod in Wrexham in August this year.
As a judge, Farmer could be impatient with lawyers, believing that they were highly paid people who ought be capable of doing their jobs properly – and those who did not got short shrift. But he displayed the utmost patience and kindness to litigants.
Pryce Michael Farmer was born on May 20 1944 and educated at Ysgol Dyffryn Nantlle, Pen y Groes… He… won a place at King’s College, London, where he read English before deciding that his future lay elsewhere…
In order to raise the funds for his legal studies he taught English for four years at St David’s College, Llandudno , then studied at Gray’s Inn.
There was abuse of some of the pupils at St David’s College and as a member of Gray’s Inn, Michael Farmer knew Dafydd and Ronnie Waterhouse’s Big Mate Sir William Mars-Jones.
He was called to the Bar in 1972, and began practice on the then Wales and Chester Circuit, having accepted an offer of pupillage and later tenancy at Sedan House, Lord Hooson’s chambers in Chester.
So Michael Farmer joined the endemically corrupt Wales and Chester Circuit, in the Chambers of Ronnie’s mate Emlyn Hooson, who concealed Dafydd’s gang for decades and defended some of them when they were finally charged… Michael Farmer will have known ’em all, including Dafydd’s pal Huw Daniel.
From 1973 to 1995 he practised common law in north Wales and Cheshire and was involved in many high profile cases in both the civil and criminal jurisdictions; he also chaired numerous public inquiries . In 1993 he became an assistant recorder, and two years later took Silk. Instead of pursuing his career in London, however, Farmer elected to remain in Chester as head of Chambers at Sedan House , which he established as north Wales’s leading provider of Welsh language advocates.
Also in 1995, Farmer was appointed a Recorder of the Crown Court, a post he held until he was elevated to the Circuit bench in 2001. In 2004 he was appointed the Designated Family Judge for North Wales as well as deputy Liaison Judge for the Welsh language on the Wales and Chester Circuit.
A Family Judge?? Right in the thick of it, all those parents standing accused and judged by social workers who were part of a trafficking gang.
In 2004 he was appointed Deputy Senior Judge for the Sovereign Base areas of Dhekelia and Akrotiri in Cyprus and regularly spent several weeks a year on the island…
Dr D.G.E. Wood, Dafydd’s accomplice, has been holding ‘surgeries’ on Cyprus for a few years now.
Farmer was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant for Clwyd in 2010. A devout Roman Catholic who converted to the faith in his teenage years, he considered it a great privilege to be asked to read a bidding prayer in Welsh during the papal visit to Britain in September 2010 at Cofton Park, Birmingham…An enthusiastic player and supporter of rugby, he was president of his local rugby club, Clwb Rygbi Yr Wyddgrug, from 2001 to 2005.
Wyddgrug is the Welsh name for Mold. Ronnie Waterhouse’s stronghold…
Michael Farmer is survived by his wife, Olwen (née Roberts), whom he married in 1975, and by their son and daughter, both practising barristers at their father’s old chambers in Chester.
Michael Farmer also had an obit published in the ‘Cheshire News’, in which he was described as ‘the best legal mind in Wales’. Most dead judges suddenly become the best legal minds of their country; I look forward to Huw Daniel dying and his obit telling us that he was as thick as yak shit, had zilch biological knowledge which he used to good effect when he prosecuted the Rev Emyr Owen for offences which were a physiological impossibility (see previous posts), achieved his job solely as a result of his father’s position and was corrupt.
I’ll be paying tribute to you on this blog as well Huw!
Michael Farmer died at 66 yrs old, of a suspected heart attack. He died just as Operation Pallial opened and as it became clear that there would be some sort of Review of the Waterhouse Inquiry undertaken soon.
Farmer’s son is Sion ap Mihangel and his daughter is Mair ap Mihangel and both are Chester-based barristers, working from their father’s old chambers. I see Sion’s name a lot in press reports of criminal trials, but not Mair’s.
I have never encountered Michael Farmer or his children. Michael Farmer might have been a really nice bloke who was appalled at the conduct of his colleagues; after all, I used to work in the same Bangor University Dept as some of Dafydd’s mates. However, Michael Farmer knew what his colleagues were doing, he spent his whole career among them. They were so bent that there was no way that it could have escaped his notice. He personally knew Huw Daniel, John Roch, Malcolm Pill, Crispin Masterman, Ian Murphy and all the others whom I watched ignore the most damning evidence of serious organised crime while they were in Court and their names are on even more damning documents in my possession (see previous posts). Michael Farmer spent a career in Chambers and on the Bench in Wales/Chester during the years when the entire legal system in that region dedicated itself to the facilitation of a massive trafficking gang.
The same candidates stood for Conway in Oct 1974: Wyn Roberts (15,614), D. Ben Rees (12,808) and Michael Farmer.
In 1979, the year of Thatch’s landslide, Wyn polled 18,142 and the Labour candidate Gerson Wyn Davies 12,069. The Liberal candidate was Roger Roberts and Emyr Price stood for Plaid.
Roger Roberts is a leading figure in the Methodist Church in the Llandudno area and is a paid-up paedophiles’ friend who for no explicable reason became Lord Roger Roberts in 2004. Roger went to school in Llandudno and studied at UCNW and the Handsworth Methodist College in Birmingham. For many years he was the President of the Welsh Liberals and then the Welsh Liberal Democrats. Roberts served as a Councillor on Aberconwy Borough Council and has tried to become the MP for Conway five times. See previous posts.
Emyr Price, who died in 2009, was born in Bangor in 1944 and brought up in Pwllheli and Porthmadog. His family was ‘staunchly radical’, one side of his family supporting the Liberal Party and, on his father’s side, supporting the Independent Labour Party. Educated at UCNW, Price took his first job as Head of the history department at Ysgol Brynrefail in Llanrug, staying there until 1973 when he was appointed as a lecturer at the Normal College in Bangor. Price also at some point studied at the LSE.
Emyr Price edited the Transactions of the Caernarfonshire Historical Society, 1981-84. In 1983 Price was appointed Editor of ‘Y Faner’ (‘The Flag’), the Welsh-language newspaper, though Price continued to hold classes under the auspices of the WEA and the extramural department at Bangor. In 1984 ‘Y Faner’ took a lead in collecting money for the Welsh Language Centre at Nant Gwrtheyrn, on the tip of the Llyn Peninsula and for the striking miners of south Wales. Price’s editorship of ‘Y Faner’, however, coincided with the nadir of the paper’s fortunes: he stayed only three years and, losing readers, the weekly folded shortly after the Arts Council withdrew its subsidy.
Emyr Price then found work as a producer and scriptwriter of current affairs programmes for HTV, notably ‘Canrif y Werin’ (‘The People’s Century’) and documentaries about such luminaries as Gwynfor Evans and Cledwyn Hughes, Leaders of Plaid Cymru and the Labour Party in Wales, both of whom he admired greatly. Price was also a scriptwriter for S4C.
Price was active in Plaid in north west Wales, ‘but found himself sympathising with the Labour Party, too. A percipient critic of the nationalists from a left-wing point of view and of Labour for its reluctance to deliver devolution, he deplored the fact that Plaid Cymru had consistently failed to make common cause with the quarrymen of north Wales and the miners and steelworkers of the south, which, Price believed, would have brought forward self-government for Wales by decades’.
It might have escaped Price’s attention, but when Wales was given a National Assembly, it did not contain quarrymen or steelworkers and it still doesn’t. It is full of ex-social workers and/or Councillors who served on notoriously corrupt Councils which had paedophile gangs operating within their children’s homes.
Emyr Price was also a Trustee of the Lloyd George Museum. Price is the father of Angharad Price of Bangor University’s School of Welsh. I was told by two high achieving first language Welsh academics who grew up in north Wales and who were both forced out of Bangor University by the paedophiles’ friends that standards at the School of Welsh were terrible, but it was a hub of the well-connected in north Wales, so no-one dared touch them and they spent their entire time giving each other prizes and medals and writing glowing reviews of each others books. Shortly after I was told this, the School of Welsh in Bangor was ranked the worst performing Celtic Studies Dept in the UK; it was deemed to be worse than Cambridge University’s Celtic Studies, which is based in England.
I had the pleasure of meeting Angharad once. It was surreal. I was chatting to a friend in the University one lunch-time – one of the high performers who was forced out of her job at Bangor for being a little too excellent and making a few too many others look embarrassingly mediocre – when a woman arrived, ignored me and started talking to, or rather ordering around, my friend. After issuing instructions, the woman asked after my friend’s little boy. She then literally began a 10 minute conversation about nappies and how lovely little babies are, conducted in the tone that one uses when talking to toddlers and ignored all attempts by my friend to return to matters academic. The vacuous idiot walked off and did not acknowledge me at any point. I said to my friend ‘who the fuck was that?’ My friend replied ‘That is a woman of no substance.’ My friend explained that the vacuous idiot was indeed a vacuous idiot but a very sharp-elbowed one and the reason why she held a conversation about lovely little babies with my friend was that it was the woman of no substance’s way of telling my friend that all that would be discussed with her were babies. Nothing intellectually taxing, because my friend was not worthy of inclusion in such conversations. My friend observed that the woman of no substance had no ability but her dad was very influential and it was accepted that a Chair would be on its way to the woman of no substance very soon.
The woman of no substance was of course Angharad Price. Angharad et al successfully elbowed my friend out of her job a few weeks after I witnessed the exchange about babies. Angharad is now Professor Angharad and she has won lots of prizes and awards after being judged as brilliant by her dad’s mates. The School of Welsh is still performing very badly on a UK-wide basis. Angharad went to Jesus College, Oxford.
A Woman Of No Substance:
Yet Another Prize Winner!!!
Recommended Reading For One Of The Highest Performing Academics At Bangor University, Until She Was Elbowed Out:
One of Emyr Price’s obits mentioned that his daughter Angharad is ‘a distinguished prose writer and literary theorist: in 2002 she won the Prose Medal at the National Eisteddfod, a triumph which filled him with the better part of pride.’
Plus ca change…
There really is nothing radical about this bunch who rely on nepotism and cronyism for absolutely everything. It is ironic that some of them did have grandparents or great-grandparents who fought long and hard battles and who were admirable people. One looks at their complacent entitled descendants who plagiarise and shaft everybody else and have been told since they were 10 years old that of course they will one day have a Chair at a Welsh university and one just feels very sad really. If I was one of the freedom fighting rebels of a previous generation I’d be ashamed of the line…
In 1987, the year that the Windbag got his hopes up and an unholy alliance colluded with the attempt to imprison me shortly after the General Election, Thatch’s lapdog Wyn romped home again with 15,730. Roger Roberts polled 12,706 and the Labour Party wheeled out the dreadful Betty Williams, who drummed up 9,049 votes. Plaid fielded Rhodri Davies.
Betty finally made it through the doors of the Commons as one of Blair’s babes in 1997. Betty’s previous included serving as a Gwynedd County Councillor and as Mayor of Arfon. Betty knew all about Dafydd’s gang which was probably why, when she did become an MP, she had me thrown out of Tesco for asking her about the abuse of psych patients when she was campaigning in 2005 and ignored letters from other Empowered Service Users detailing abuse and neglect of patients. Betty’s brother farmed in the Nantlle Valley and he had a reputation for approaching people who weren’t quite on his land but quite near by and reminding them that he was Betty’s brother. He came across me in a disused quarry near Talysarn and he interrogated me as to who I was. He finished off with ‘my sister’s Betty Williams, she’s an MP’. I felt like telling him that he probably shouldn’t advertise that, Betty was a standing joke.
Betty’s vintage tells us that she will have known about George Thomas and his child molesting.
Like many paedophiles’ friends, Betty was vulnerable to their abuses herself; she has a son with learning disabilities who later became too much for Betty and was placed in a ‘care home’. Betty told people that he had become ‘socially unacceptable’ which of course gave rise to observations that so was Betty.
I used to know someone who was friends with Betty’s other son, who told me many interesting anecdotes, including Betty sending him and her son out to buy condoms for her when the boys were teenagers, while Betty was having an affair with a local man. Betty, it is not a good idea to ask 15 year old boys to buy condoms for you, they will never forget it and will derive much entertainment from the memories when they are adults. On a rather sadder note I was told that Betty didn’t know how to best deal with her learning disabled son, so she would lock him in his room where the poor bugger just howled and cried for hours. Well Betty couldn’t call on the expertise of the Top Docs or Gwynedd Social Services could she, they didn’t have any and were far too busy running a trafficking gang to acquire any.
It is not easy being the parent of a young man with learning disabilities but you Betty could have at least tried to fight his corner for him instead of joining a Council full of abusers because you fancied a seat in the Commons you dipstick.
It was for the 1987 General Election campaign that Mandy concocted the PR video ‘Kinnock – The Movie’, which maxed out on Kinnock’s Welshness and his lovely wife Glenys and those two nice children of his and a few of his older relatives. There was much footage of the Windbags walking along the Great Orme in north Wales. Neither of them has ever lived in the Great Orme area, but it is of course part of the Conway constituency. Which fielded Betty of the Abusers as their Labour candidate in 1987. In 1987, the Windbag particularly stressed his Love Of The NHS and his mum’s job as a District Nurse. Indeed Windbag, that’s how you knew that the Top Docs in south Wales were instrumental in concealing George Thomas’s sexual assaults on children and young people.
In Dec 1986, Oliver Brooke, the Professor of Paediatrics at St George’s Hospital Medical School, was jailed for the possession of child porn. Ollie was a leading figure in a pan-European paedophile ring, of which Dafydd’s gang were a part. Ollie had his sentence reduced on appeal by Lord Chief Justice Geoffrey Lane, who compared Ollie’s habit of collecting child porn to collecting cigarette cards. Ollie was released just before the General Election of 1987. Ollie’s Top Doctor colleagues at St George’s who had concealed the ring remained in their posts.
At the 1992 General Election, Betty had another go in Conway. She came third; Wyn polled 14,250, Roger Roberts polled 13,255 and Betty netted 10,883 votes. Rhodri Davies for Plaid came fourth.
Days after the 1992 General Election, five witnesses to the North Wales Child Abuse Scandal were killed by the Brighton firebomb (see post ‘The Silence Of The Welsh Lambs’). In 1992 the North Wales Police ended their investigation into child abuse, maintaining that there was no evidence of a paedophile ring. During their investigation, more than 100 complaints were made about children at the Ty’r Felin children’s home in Bangor – which was in the constituency of Conway – being seriously sexually and physically abused. A file was sent to the DPP, Dame Barbara Mills. There were no prosecutions. Ty’r Felin was run by Nefyn Dodd and most of the complaints were about him. Nefyn Dodd was a friend of Dafydd’s.
I have been told that Nefyn Dodd and his wife June had a daughter who was as callous as her parents and who had a relationship with one of the sons of Mr Porter, the Headmaster of Hillgrove School. I was told that Mr Porter’s son was mistreated by the Dodd’s daughter and that the whole Porter family suffered at the hands of the monstrous Dodds. Which could well have been used as one of the levers to ensure that Mr Porter forced me out of my teaching job at Hillgrove years later, after I raised concerns about Prestwood People Trafficking Ltd. I had previously presumed that only the standard threats would have been used, although I knew that Mr Porter had two close relatives who were in the clutches of the mental health services and of course there were the children of the Top Docs and social workers who were pupils at Hillgrove who were being abused at home…
People of north Wales: You really shouldn’t take this sort of shit from the gang. I can understand how vulnerable you feel when your own relatives are in their clutches, but you might have observed that there is no more respect or care shown to people who do the bidding of Dafydd, Keith Fearns et al. Everyone is abused because Dafydd and the gang don’t know any other way of conducting themselves.
In 1997, Things Could Only Get Better because unfortunately Betty won Conway, with 14,561 votes. Roger Roberts polled 12,965 and David Jones for the Tories polled 10,085. Rhodri Davies for Plaid came fourth. The vile Wyn had been kicked upstairs to the Lords, so David Jones, the nasty solicitor pal of Elwyn Jones, stood as the Conservative candidate.
Although Betty seriously pissed off a lot of people around Bethesda and Caernarfon, she won Conway again in 2001 with 14,366 votes against the Tory David Logan’s 8,147.
In 2005 – when Betty had me thrown out of Tesco in Bangor for Taking the Name Of The NHS In Vain – Betty polled 12,479. Guto Bebb for the Tories drew in 9,398 suckers and Gareth Roberts for the Lib Dems received 6,723 votes. Plaid’s Paul Rowlinson polled 3,730. I met Paul Rowlinson, he was campaigning in Tesco a few days after Betty had me thrown out of there. So I raised the matter of the abuse of mental health patients at the Hergest Unit with Paul. It was a matter of ‘um, er, well, um, I, er…’. Paul Rowlinson stood as the Plaid candidate for Delyn in 2016; in an interview he named Bethesda as his home town. Then he will have known what was happening to the victims of Dafydd’s gang in Bethesda and will know about the Perfect Slaves.
In 2004, Conwy had the highest rate of suicide among women in England and Wales, with the exception of Camden. Conwy is a relatively affluent, rural area. An NHS professional admitted to me that the suicide figure was solely because the consultant psychiatrist for Conwy, Dr Tony Roberts, refused to recognise depression in women and diagnosed them as having borderline personality disorders and refused to treat them. In 2002 Dr Tony Roberts diagnosed me with a borderline personality disorder and ordered every other Top Doc not to treat me. When an on-call GP asked for Roberts’s advice after assessing me as ‘suicidal ++++’, Roberts sent a note back saying ‘Do Nothing’. Roberts formerly worked at the North Wales Hospital Denbigh. He was unhinged and dangerous and was the Clinical Director of the Hergest Unit while complaints of patients being assaulted by staff poured in and the death rate soared. The GMC refused to even investigate my complaint against Tony Roberts and I now have a copy of a forged document which was found in the possession of the GMC, purporting to be a letter from me about Tony Roberts (see post ‘The General Medical Council And Yet Another Forged Document’).
Tony Roberts remained working at the Hergest Unit until about four years ago. There was suicide after suicide after suicide.
This was what Betty Williams and everyone else ignored. A genocide.
Guto Bebb was a Tory by 2005 – indeed he still is – but before becoming a Tory, Guto was Chair of Plaid in Caernarfon. Guto’s grandfather was Ambrose Bebb, one of the early founders of Plaid and a mate of Dafydd’s from the Good Old Days. Ambrose was interesting because he was one of the early members of Plaid who had links with fascist groups in Europe, which later left Plaid vulnerable to accusations of ‘Plaid supported Hitler’. It wasn’t quite like that, I think that it was more a case of Ambrose et al being part of that generation who were often attracted to either fascism or communism and in the case of Ambrose, the attraction was tied up with an interest in the Catholic nationalism of some European countries. I’m not convinced that Ambrose was out in Germany goose-stepping with the best of them.
Guto grew up in north Wales, his family are from north Wales and Guto studied at Aberystwyth University. Even Guto didn’t miss that trafficking gang which has conducted business around him for his entire life. See previous posts for more information about Guto Bebb.
In 2010, the constituency of Conway became the constituency of Aberconwy. Aberconwy is centred on Llandudno, Conwy town and associated suburbs such as Deganwy and Penrhyn Bay, along with the Conwy Valley. Bangor is not part of the Aberconwy constituency. Aberconwy is a mostly affluent constituency and very ‘English’, except for the Conwy Valley, which is affluent but Welsh. The paedophiles’ friends have an historical stronghold in the Llanwrst/Conwy Valley area.
Guto Bebb is the Tory MP for Aberconwy, he has held the seat since 2010, although in 2017 the Labour candidate Emily Owen only polled some 600 votes fewer than Guto.
I suspect that Dr Chris Hunter and his Tarots may have had something to do with the highly disturbed pregnant teenager being transported to the Deep South or others like her.
‘Neath Farm School’ is correctly known as Glamorganshire Farm School. It was originally established in 1858 as Glamorganshire Reformatory School; in 1933, under the 1933 Children and Young Person’s Act, it became an Approved School. It housed up to 70 boys between 14 and 17 years old at the time of their admission and provided ‘instruction in farming, gardening and carpentry’. In 1973, Glamorganshire Farm School became a ‘Community Home with Education’, under the control of West Glamorgan County Council (later Neath Port Talbot County Council). Most of the original buildings were demolished during the early 1990s and since 1996 the site has been occupied by the Hillside Secure Children’s Home, which was in the news just weeks ago after a 14 year old boy died there.
In 2006, Wales Online reported that as a result of Operation Goldfinch, an extensive police investigation into the abuse of children and young people in children’s homes and Approved Schools across south Wales, including at Neath Farm School, a total of nearly £3 million had been paid in compensation to 162 claimants across south Wales. As a result of Operation Goldfinch, 17 people were convicted of abusing children.
Operation Goldfinch was highly controversial for its method of ‘trawling’ for witnesses and evidence. In 2002, the Home Affairs Select Committee pointed out that it and similar operations run by more than 30 police forces across England and Wales ran the ‘unusually high’ risk of causing miscarriages of justice. One reason for concern was the opportunity to apply for compensation.
It may be the case that some people do jump on the bandwagon if/when they hear that an investigation is underway into the abuse of residents at institutions in which they were housed. Some people will do pretty much anything for money. However, I suspect that the iceberg really involves the opposite; that huge numbers of people who were abused by the state while in ‘care’ contexts not only never apply for compensation but don’t even know that an investigation is underway, if indeed an investigation is ever held. I have heard of no investigation into Denbigh. The only person who ever sued Dafydd and Denbigh was Mary Wynch and just look what she had to go through; after Dafydd et al fessed up and agreed compensation, they then simply refused to pay, telling Mary that she would have to return to court to enforce payment. Mary did try and pursue her case. She was completely stuffed over by Home Secretary Michael Howard and left ruined, as an old lady.
The Waterhouse Inquiry was deliberately not widely advertised in north Wales. Most of the hundreds and hundreds of kids who had passed through children’s homes in north Wales – of those who were still alive – had no idea that it was even happening. I was barely aware of it, until Ronnie published his report and Lucille Hughes appeared on the TV, snapping ‘I am not resigning, I am retiring’ and we all yelled ‘look, it’s Lucille, Dafydd’s mistress’. I spent much of the time during the Waterhouse Inquiry sitting in the Hergest Unit with people who had been kids in care in north Wales. No-one even discussed that Inquiry, let alone asked if anyone wanted to give evidence.
One former kid in care whom I knew, Mandy Currie, constantly seriously injured and tried to kill herself and in the end Hergest refused to admit her because she was ‘manipulative’. She was, but she was also desperate. Tony Francis then arranged for her to ‘begin a new life’ in the south of England, where she had never lived and didn’t know anyone. We later heard that Mandy had been in the south of England for three weeks when she threw herself off of a bridge and broke her back. Mandy had been in children’s homes in north Wales and had then been fostered by two social workers who lived near Caernarfon, Blod and Brian. According to Mandy they violently assaulted her.
I don’t remember anyone mentioning the forthcoming Waterhouse Inquiry to Mandy. Instead, just before it began, Tony Francis transported her to England where he must have known that she would try and kill herself within days.
What I do remember doing during the late 1990s, was campaigning with other patients against the retraction of services of the Day Centre in the Hergest Unit and then against its total closure. It did close, in spite of Empowered Service Users repeatedly overwhelmingly voting to keep it open. The Day Centre was at one point the only part of the ‘service’ which was any good, everyone went there because they were trying to avoid the thugs of the Arfon Community Mental Health Team and their laughable ‘service’. Who wanted the Day Centre closed? The Arfon Community Mental Health Team. Because it provided an alternative to them and hundreds of people voted with their feet and opted for the Day Centre, not for a gang of sociopaths.
After the Day Centre closed down, numerous patients became destitute or died.
There was, years later, an investigation into the Arfon CMHT and three of them were dismissed for neglecting patients. No-one told the Empowered Service Users that those bastards were under investigation, we’d have queued all night to give evidence if necessary. And no-one was ever invited to apply for compensation because of what they experienced at the hands of Keith Fearns and his henchmen.
Keith Fearns, Maggie Fookes and Julie Evans were dismissed from the Arfon CMHT. They all immediately set themselves up in business as therapists. They are all still working as therapists.
If the police have been trawling for evidence and offering compensation, they’ve never dragged their net in my direction or in the direction of anyone whom I know.
When the Home Affairs Select Committee were expressing their concerns about the police going on fishing expeditions, I was under attack once more by the gang in north Wales and had been arrested and charged with ‘threatening to kill Alun Davies’ on the basis of the perjury of Davies and some eight or nine Angels. Davies made eight calls to the police in one day demanding that they arrest me. He was sitting in the National Assembly with Jane Hutt, the then Minister for Health and her officials at the time and I was sitting in a locked ward in the Herget Unit, having been injured by four Angels who had assaulted me. Tony Roberts refused to give me access to the police to report the assault. As soon as the bruises faded, Roberts waddled in and stated that he would be discharging me because I had a Borderline Personality Disorder. I told him that I’d report the assault upon me to the police. Roberts snapped that I might as well not leave immediately because the police were on their way to arrest me. I told him to take a running jump and I hitch hiked back home before I was assaulted by Angels again. Within an hour of me arriving home, two police officers turned up and arrested me for threatening to kill Alun Davies.
The case finally came to Court more than a year later. The charges were withdrawn on the first day of the trial, when it became clear that industrial scale perjury had taken place. By which time I had been forced out of my job at Hillgrove School and had lost my home.
Trawling??? Compensation?? Don’t make me laugh, most of us never get anywhere near it.
In response to the fears of the Home Affairs Select Committee, Carol Floris, advice and support manager of Voices From Care Cymru, stated that she ‘believes compensation was an important part of the healing process for many of the alleged victims’.
Voices From Care Cymru was established upon the recommendation of Ronnie Waterhouse. The Patron of Voices from Care Cymru was one Sir Ronald Waterhouse. Voices From Care Cymru ended up in the middle of a scandal after one of its officers, Steve Messham, stole the funds. Steve was the former Bryn Estyn resident who wrongly named Lord McAlpine as being one of the men who abused him at Bryn Estyn, which resulted in the most almighty BBC scrap and McAlpine suing a few folk for libel.
So Steve Messham was involved with Ronnie’s charity. I don’t know anyone else who’s life was ruined by that gang who was. No wonder Steve got invited onto the TV, he could be relied upon to name the wrong people and cause a row which would result in allegations that the Bryn Estyn kids were all lying criminals and there was no abuse. There was, but no-one asked the real victims who could provide details. Instead they did all that they could to ensure that they weren’t still alive by the time that the Waterhouse Inquiry began.
There is a Facebook group for the former residents of Neath Farm School. It is clear from the comments that they didn’t really know what Operation Goldfinch was about and only one of them mentioned being interviewed. Here are two of the photos that former residents of Neath Farm School put on Facebook:
Picture taken inside the GFS Minibus 1979
This is the staff room.
Peter Hain was the Labour MP for Neath, 1991-2015, but by the time that Lord Hain held the seat, Neath Farm School was pretty much gone. However, Lord Hain’s predecessor knew all about Neath Farm School.
Donald Richard Coleman (19 September 1925 – 14 January 1991) was the Labour MP for Neath, 1964-91. Coleman was born in Barry, the son of a coal miner. Coleman was educated at Cadoxton Boys’ School and Cardiff Technical College. He later attended what became Swansea University as a mature student between 1950-54. Coleman held a number of technical positions at laboratories at Cardiff and Swansea before securing an appointment in 1954 as metallurgist to the Research Department of the Steel Company of Wales, Abbey Works, Port Talbot, in which position he remained until his election to Parliament in 1964. Coleman had joined the Labour Party in November 1948 and became a member of the Co-operative Party in 1955. He had also stood as a Labour candidate for Swansea Borough Council in 1960.
Until the 1960s, Neath was regarded as a predominantly coal mining constituency, as a seat where the nominee of the NUM would have a considerable advantage at the selection. Both of Coleman’s long-serving predecessors had been NUM nominees. However, Coleman, against expectations, was chosen at the fourth ballot and thus inherited one of the safest Labour seats in the whole of Britain. I’d be interested to know how that happened.
Coleman served as PPS to the molester George Thomas, Secretary of State for Wales. Coleman also worked for Protector of the Paedophiles Baroness Eirene White (see previous posts) and the Windbags’ mate – or their mate until they knifed him – Lord Cledwyn.
Coleman was an Assistant Opposition Whip, 1970-74, Lord Commissioner of the Treasury, 1974-78, Vice-Chamberlain of the Household, 1978-79 – which involved writing a daily parliamentary report for Lilibet – an Opposition Whip in 1979 and Opposition Spokesman on Welsh Affairs, 1981–83. Coleman also served as delegate to the Council of Europe, 1968-73.
Coleman was regarded as being on the right wing of the Labour Party and in September 1983 he backed Peter Shore rather than the Windbag for Party leader and Denzil Davies for Deputy Leader. Following the Windbag’s election as Leader, Coleman did not hold another front bench position.
Coleman announced in early 1990 that he intended to stand down from Parliament at the next General Election.
Coleman was especially prominent in the public life of Neath, Swansea and West Glamorgan and his leisure interests included membership of the chorus of the Welsh National Opera. He was also involved with the Swansea Amateur Opera Company.. He was a member of the Select Committee on Overseas Aid and was Parliamentary Adviser to the Institute of Medical Sciences. In 1984 Don Coleman was appointed a member of the Panel of Chairmen of the House of Commons, a notably powerful body at Westminster.
Coleman had been appointed a JP for the County Borough of Swansea in 1962. He was appointed Deputy Lieutenant for West Glamorgan in 1985.
The Top Doctors sent up another distress flare a few days ago. The subject matter was the usual; demands for more dosh. The NHS is to receive another £20 billion – on top of all the other millions which have been announced in the past few months – but within a few minutes of receiving the news, the Top Doctors pointed out that £20 billion was insufficient. Why? Because the NHS is so much in dept – the figure given was £12 billion – that if that £12 billion isn’t ‘written off’, it will swallow up some of that £20 billion, so the NHS won’t get £20 billion at all! Logic therefore dictates that the NHS needs another £12 billion AS WELL as the £20 billion.
The reason why the NHS is in deficit to the order of £12 billion is that as usual, in spite of the massive quantities of extra money at frequent intervals, they have overspent. The NHS always does, because they have never, ever been held to any spending limits. The NHS knows that if it thcreamth and thcreamth until it is thick, it will get more money.
Some years ago something in the region of £8 billion was wasted on an NHS IT system that didn’t work and was never going to work. Everyone knew that it wouldn’t, but the contract was nonetheless given to the company owned by a mate of someone in the DoH who took the money and did not produce the IT system. More millions are now being ‘invested’ in an NHS IT system. There was another blip the other day when it was discovered that someone had written the press release, but the IT system, even if it is ever completed, will not do what the press release said that it will. That is because everyone in the NHS knows how to write a press release but they don’t know how to build an IT system or even how to commission someone who does know how to build one.
No-one else would piss £8 billion up against the wall and know that another £8 billion, earmarked for the same purpose, will come their way.
I say that the Top Docs have sent up a distress flare; they actually got one of their mates to send it up, the Top Docs being covered in slurry at the moment and thus taking a back seat occasionally.
The distress flare, in the shape of the explanation as to why £20 billion isn’t sufficient and will end in an NHS Crisis, was sent up by Peter Carter.
Peter Carter served as the General Secretary and Chief Executive of the RCN, Jan 2007-15. In Oct 2017 Carter was appointed as the Interim Chair of the East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust.
Peter is an Angel and therefore a Caring Man whose word can be Trusted. He only has patients’ welfare at heart.
Peter Carter trained as a psychiatric nurse at Hill End Hospital in St Albans; he then worked at the regional adolescent unit at Hill End Hospital, undertaking further training in family therapy and crisis intervention.
Hill End Hospital’s adolescent unit was recently the subject of a police investigation into the abuse of patients who were treated there in the 1970s.
Peter Carter also trained as a general nurse at St Albans City Hospital and the Institute of Urology in London, which was originally known as St Peter’s Hospital for Stone. Patients at the Institute for Urology had conditions affecting their genito-urinary systems and there were some rather odd things done at St Peter’s in the past and some fantastical claims made by the Top Docs there (see post ‘Gwlad y Menig Gwynion’).
As a result of his work in urology, Carter may well know Dr Christine Evans, a retired urologist who previously worked at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd. Christine Evens is a past star of this blog, on account of her taking the lead role in the North Wales Community Health Council (CHC), ‘the patients voice’, yet admitting in the blog which she wrote in her capacity as a Councillor that she intended to use her position on the CHC to protect her former surgeon colleagues at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd, who had been the subject of a highly critical report by the Royal College of Surgeons. Christine Evans was a buddy of Dr Tony Francis.
Peter Carter held clinical and managerial posts in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and London.
Carter started his managerial education at the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development and received an MBA and PhD from the University of Birmingham, so he might well have known Dafydd’s old pal Professor Robert Bluglass, who pretty much ran the NHS in Birmingham.
Peter Carter spent almost twelve years as the Chief Executive of the Central and North West London Mental Health Trust. That Trust ran some of the most troubled and poorly performing ‘services’ in the UK, caring for – or failing to care for – the victims of organised abuse, including the medical service at Holloway Prison and mental health services in Camden. The medical wing at Holloway was infamous for housing distressed women who repeatedly harmed or killed themselves (see posts ‘The Wretched Of The Earth’ and ‘The Compassion Centre’) and Camden had the highest suicide rate for women of any area in England and Wales during the years around the millennium. North west Wales had the second highest rate.
After becoming the General Secretary and Chief Executive of the RCN, Peter Carter restructured his top team and re-focused the organisation to address outstanding issues and the ongoing reforms of the NHS. Under his leadership, the RCN established itself as ‘a leading voice on nursing and health in the UK political arena’. Carter was said by the Health Service Journal to be the 28th most powerful person in the English NHS in December 2013.
The performance of the NHS did not improve under Carter’s leadership of the RCN. Scandals involving the neglect and abuse of patients by Angels continued apace. Carter was at the helm of the RCN when Stephen Gallagher, Andrew Parry and Alan Roberts, all Angels who were employed at Ysbyty Gwynedd by the North West Wales NHS Trust, threatened, insulted and refused to treat me and then lied about their actions. A third party made a witness statement and Gallagher threatened them. Gallagher had previously been the subject of a complaint by a Top Doc and a note was by that time already on his HR file stating that his integrity and competence could not be relied upon. See post ‘Two Dangerous Very Dishonest Nurses’. Gallagher was subsequently involved in a case in which the dead body of a patient whom he had refused to treat was discovered hours later and Alan Roberts was prosecuted after violently assaulting and injuring a female patient in her eighties. Alan Roberts received the full support of the RCN, as I suspect did Gallagher.
The RCN won awards under Carter’s leadership as an exemplar employer – obtaining a Gold award from Investors In People and, since 2010, being in the Sunday Times Best 100 Not for Profit Organisations. At the time of Carter leaving the RCN in 2015, the RCN membership had reached its highest ever membership of over 430,000.
Prestwood People Trafficking Ltd won an Investors In People Award (see post ‘A Convenient Arrangement With The Private Sector’).
The RCN was certainly good to its members. Middle-aged thug throwing an elderly lady across the ward and injuring her? Peter Carter will be there for you and will support your appeal against your conviction! Which you will win, not because you DIDN’T assault the old lady, but because it couldn’t be proved that her injuries directly resulted from your assault! As she had died by the time that Roberts’s appeal was heard the poor cow wasn’t there to give evidence and Roberts was allowed to return to his job as a senior Angel! One of Roberts’s reasons for being allowed to return to work was that he would suffer financially if he was barred from nursing which would cause real hardship because his son was a student Angel and needed dad’s salary to help him through university. Alan Roberts’s wife was an intensive care Angel at Ysbyty Gwynedd and Stood By Him.
To show how contrite he was, after one of the court hearings, Alan Roberts shook his fist at my friend and I as he left the court.
After Roberts was convicted, his fellow Angels joined a Facebook campaign which Roberts established to support his appeal against conviction. Student Angels were ordered to Support Alan The Gentle Giant.
Violent lying thugs, protected until the key witness died by Peter fucking Carter.
On 9 November 2016, the Medway NHS Foundation Trust announced that Carter had been appointed as Interim Chair.
In 2010 Peter assumed the position of honorary Colonel to 203 (Welsh) Field Hospital in Cardiff. The Hospital has deployed on operations as a formed unit in 2008 to Afghanistan and in addition many of its personnel have seen active service on operations in the Balkans and Iraq. Peter Carter is a keen supporter of military nursing and has hosted tri-service events at Cavendish Square, the RCN’s HQ. In conjunction with his support of military nursing, Peter Carter visited Basra, Iraq in 2007 at the height of the conflict and in 2011 spent a week in Afghanistan where he visited troops, nurses and medical personnel in a number of locations.
Stephen Gallagher is an enthusiastic member of the TA, as is his pal Andrew Parry! Gallagher served in Afghanistan and following my first complaint about him, the North West Wales NHS Trust sent a story to the London-based press which supplied details of how Gallagher had saved the life of a teenaged boy in Afghanistan. Gallagher had not only not saved the boy’s life but he breached patient confidentiality and placed the lives of the boy and his family in danger.
Tina Donnelly, the Director of the RCN in Wales, is also an Angel who is in the TA and popped over to Afghanistan to make a morale-boosting visit to the military Angels out there; Tina has been in the TA for decades and has attained the rank of Colonel.
Tina’s other interests include supporting ‘her’ Angels, no matter how dreadfully they have behaved and maintaining that the stream of scandal and deaths in the NHS in Wales is the result of a shortage of money or simply those bastard patients.
In 2011 Peter Carter was awarded the inaugural President’s medal from the Royal College of Psychiatrists. They don’t give those out to just anyone, Peter’s collusion with wrongdoing must have been exemplary. Then in 2013 Peter was awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the Royal College of General Practitioners. Dafydd’s mate Dr D.G.E. Wood has held high office in that particular Royal College for many years.
Peter Carter has been awarded three Honorary Doctorates, from the Universities of Edge Hill and Hertfordshire in 2013 and in 2014 from the University of South Wales. The University of South Wales specialises in giving out honorary degrees to the paedophiles’ friends, all the best have bagged one. Tina Donnelly has an honorary degree from the University of South Wales as well (see post ‘Oh To Be In Receipt Of Academic Honours’).
Peter Carter has given numerous TV and radio interviews and is a regular contributor to newspapers and professional journals. He has twice been the subject of the BBC series ‘Hard Talk’, but as is usual with ‘Hard Talk’, Peter will have been interviewed by someone using an aggressive style but he won’t have been asked any difficult questions. Such as ‘why did you offer your total support to a dangerous man who had been the subject of serious complaint, who lied repeatedly and subsequently impersonated a police officer and violently attacked an elderly lady?’
Well why did you then Carter you dishonest hypocritical bastard?
Peter succeeded Beverley Malone as Chief Executive of the RCN. Beverly Malone is the Chief Executive of the National League for Nursing in the US. Prior to assuming this position in February 2007, she served as General Secretary of the RCN in the UK from 2001, the year following the publication of the Waterhouse Report when there were many furious voices maintaining that Waterhouse was a huge cover-up.
Beverly Malone was raised in rural Kentucky, in the segregated deep south of the US by her great grandmother. Malone obtained a Bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Cincinnati in 1970. From 1970 she worked as an Angel in New Jersey, obtaining a Master’s degree in adult psychiatric nursing from Rutgers University in 1972. In 1972 Beverley Malone was appointed Instructor of Psychiatric Nursing at Wayne State University in Michigan. From 1973 Malone was a specialist nurse, professor and administrator at University Hospital, Cincinnati.
Psychiatric nursing in the US – as well as in the UK – at that time was a pretty dreadful business. Exposes both fictional (eg. ‘One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest’) and academic (eg. David Rosenhan’s famous 1973 study in which sane academics posed as people with one minor psychiatric symptom to gain entry to mental hospitals and were within days declared to be far too mad to be allowed out for many months; see post ‘Inappropriate Behaviour?’) infuriated the Top Doctors but there was so much evidence emerging of widespread dreadful practices that the abuse of patients could not be denied.
Malone obtained her PhD in clinical psychology from Cincinnati University in 1981 and was then Assistant Administrator of the Medical Centre. In 1986 Malone was made Dean of the School of Nursing at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, an historically black university. She became Vice Chancellor in 1994. In North Carolina, Malone also served on a number of public bodies, including the Governor’s Task Force on Nursing Shortage, the North Carolina Commission on Health Services and the Board of Directors of the Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program.
In 1996 Malone was elected President of the American Nurses Association (ANA), an organisation representing 180,000 Angels throughout the United States. She was the second African-American to hold this position. She served two terms lasting until 2000. President Bill Clinton appointed Malone as a member of the US delegation to the World Health Assembly, the governing body of WHO (World Health Association), in 1998 and 1999.
During her Presidency, Malone served on Bill Clinton’s Advisory Commission on Consumer Protection and Quality in the Health Care Industry and in March 1998 she was appointed to the Health Care Quality Measurement and Reporting Committee. She also represented U.S. nurses in the Congress of Nurse Representatives of the International Council of Nurses and served on the Board of Directors of the National Patient Safety Partnership, a collaboration with the Dept of Veterans Affairs, the AMA (American Medical Association) and other national health care organisations.
From 2000, Malone was appointed by Clinton as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health within the US Dept of Health and Human Services, the highest position that an Angel had ever held in the US Gov’t.
‘Ah did not have sexual relations with that woman.’
Oh yes you did Bill.
‘Ah have sinned.’
You also lied, as did your foul wife Hillary when she maintained that the string of women whom you shagged, exploited and dumped or simply harassed were themselves the liars or were as equally culpable as you were Bill.
As one Hergest Unit patient cheerily remarked to Dafydd after Dafydd said to him ‘you lied, you lied’, ‘I lied, you murdered’. This was followed by a phone call to Dafydd which began with ‘I’m a liar, that’s the truth. But if I’m a liar how can I be telling the truth… ‘ Readers can probably guess the rest, to which old Dafydd listened in silence while those listening in pissed themselves laughing.
Here’s a weird thing. The same man phoned Dafydd and Dafydd’s secretaries on a few occasions pretending to be an American Top Doc and then a Texan oil millionaire and his enquiries re Dafydd’s ground-breaking work were taken seriously. Having said that he had previously phoned Dafydd’s secretary and told her that he was Dr Hashish Psychosis who was calling from Bombay and the secretary went scuttling around Denbigh to find Dafydd because Dafydd had an international call…
One day when I was entering Ysbyty Gwynedd with a group of friends, an older, very pompous looking South Asian Top Doctor emerged from the hospital and shoved us out of his way, being the scum that we were, as one my mates yelled out ‘look it’s Dr Hashish Psychosis’…
These total fuckwits had no idea that so many Empowered Service Users had seen straight through them.
So in 2001, in the aftermath of the Waterhouse Report – and as the Mid-Staffs scandal and God knows how much more NHS wrongdoing was being suppressed by Miranda’s Gov’t – a pillar of the US mental health establishment who rose up the ladder during the time of the most serious abuse of psychiatric patients in the US relocated to the UK and was appointed to lead the RCN.
The British and US healthcare establishments are closely intertwined and have been swapping both Top Doctors and methods for concealing wrongdoing and quashing dissent for generations. Some of those directly involved with the North Wales Child Abuse Scandal had links with the US medical/nursing establishment.
In 2007 Beverley Malone wrote ‘How could the RCN want an American, an African American, to run the most prestigious professional nursing trade union in the world? ‘
Answer: because in the wake of the cover-up re the crimes of an international trafficking ring involving the collusion of Top Doctors and politicians in the US, the British establishment could portray you as a li’l ole black Angel raised by her great granny while the KKK pursued you all, like something out of ‘The Colour Purple’, rather than someone who had been at the centre of America’s most shameful period of medical history and who had used that to get herself to the very top of the tree in the US.
But then Hillary Clinton Cares About Wimmin.
Perhaps Beverley would like to deliver a lecture on how it was the legislation passed by Bill, who was assisted in the task by Hillary, which led to the imprisonment and subsequent disenfranchisement of thousands of poor, black Americans. That’s why so many were locked up; it was Bill and Hillary wot did it. Thus the subsequent shock horror revelation of ‘young black men in America have more chance of going to prison than to university’. Yes and it was the Clintons who criminalised so many of them.
Hillary was a big fan of Uncle Harry’s nephew:
Beverley’s wiki entry tells us that re Beverley becoming the Gen Sec of the RCN – the largest professional union of nursing staff in the world – Clinton is said to have smoothed the way politically by “having a word” with Miranda and Gordon.
I’ll tell you who knew about Gwynne the lobotomist, Dafydd, Bertrand Russell et al and what they were all up to in Croesor/Llanfrothen in the 1960s and 70s (see eg. post ‘The Village’): the young American draft dodger who stayed at Croesor with the radical crowd at that time and who later became a Democrat Senator!
Bill was a draft dodger too of course, but he called it ‘going to study at Oxford University on a Rhodes scholarship’. Bill got out and about and mixed with all sorts when he was at Oxford.
Hey ho ex-POTUS you didn’t expect this did you? Well you shouldn’t have blamed Monica you bastard, you could have at least had the guts to say ‘yeah, sorry, I did it…’ And your wife is no feminist either, she’s a rich over-indulged hypocrite and I’ve had a bellyful of being told that she’s my fucking role model.
When in the UK, Beverley Malone was also a member of HEFCE and represented the RCN at the European Federation of Nurses Associations (EFN), the Commonwealth Nurses Federation and the International Council of Nurses, together with being the RCN General Secretary.
Malone was at first the subject of considerable UK media attention and some controversy, because of her generous remuneration package. Yeah, the Low Paid Angel will have been given a great deal of dosh. There was also criticism of Malone’s mother, Dorothy Black, receiving free eye surgery under the NHS soon after her arrival, in spite of having paid no British taxes or insurance contributions. Send her back, along with all those Nigerian women who fly into Tommy’s weekly to give birth to quins on the NHS! Officials stated that Malone’s mum had not been given preferential treatment and, as a resident or dependent relative of a resident, was entitled to the same free healthcare as anyone else. Er, then why did so many other people in that position receive so much grief? Furthermore, because Malone returned to the US – thankfully – after the necessary had been done for Miranda and the patient batterers/child abusers, she was more like a tourist on an extended holiday than a UK resident.
Malone was also criticised for attending a Labour Party event as a guest, because of the traditional party-political neutrality of her employer.
Beverley is a poor, uneducated 14-year-old girl living in the American South in the early 1900s. She writes letters to God because her stepfather, Alphonso, beats her harshly and rapes her continuously. Alphonso has already impregnated Beverley once, a pregnancy that resulted in the birth of a boy she named Adam. Alphonso takes the baby away shortly after his birth. Beverley has a second child, a girl she named Olivia whom Alphonso also abducts. Beverley’s ailing mother dies after cursing Beverley on her deathbed. After she had her eyes done on the NHS. And went to Chequers to meet Cherie and Miranda.
Another one of the Oppressed:
Duw it’s hard for Celie in the deep south under segregation…
In 2003 Celie Malone became a member of the steering committee of the NHS Modernisation Agency. While Miranda et al continued to conceal Mid-Staffs. In 2006, Miranda appointed Celie as a member of the UK delegation to the World Health Assembly.
In an interview with ‘The Guardian’ before returning to the United States, while criticising job cuts and cost cutting in the British NHS, Malone spoke favourably of the system, calling it “a treasure” and praising a system where healthcare is a right rather than a privilege. Malone said this when she knew that NHS whistleblowers were having their careers ruined and that people in north Wales who had spilt the pints of Dafydd and the gang were being unlawfully denied healthcare and were being openly threatened, harassed, arrested and prosecuted on the basis of the lies of NHS Angels. But at least Bev’s mum got her eyes done.
Malone welcomed the greater “visibility” of the nursing profession in Britain, as compared with the US. Midwifery has virtually disappeared in the US because of the prevalence of high tech births managed by Top Docs; many midwives in the UK feared/fear that their profession too is being written out of the picture by a similar process. The NHS, assisted by the RCM, systematically forced all independent midwives in the UK out of practice, because they were a little too outspoken regarding the poor care that too many women received from mainstream practitioners, including in the NHS. I knew one of the independent midwives targeted, Beatrice Carla. She was living in Gwynedd while Malone was leading the RCN and had been subjected to an all out witch hunt. Malone will have known about Beatrice’s case, it was widely discussed in the nursing press at the time. Beatrice is now practising abroad, having concluded that there is now no way in which she can practice midwifery in the UK without compromising the safety of her patients.
After returning to the US, from February 2007, Malone was appointed Chief Executive of the National League for Nursing (NLN), which has a membership of over 40,000. She also represented U.S. Angels in the Congress of Nurse Representatives of the International Council of Nurses.
In 2009, Malone testified during the Congressional budget hearings. She also served on the Institute of Medicine’s Forum on the Future of Nursing Education.
Malone has been particularly involved in minority health issues, racial and ethnic health disparities and other issues of race and cultural diversity. That must be why in the US some ethnic minorities have such poor health outcomes, such as pregnant Peurto Rican women. They have one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the western world, partly because so many of them cannot afford antenatal care so those women who develop pre-eclampsia are not identified; it develops into eclampsia which kills them. Beverley has obviously been spectacularly ineffective with regard to that.
Malone is a member of the Baptist Church and is religious. Then she will probably have firm views on abortion but was nonetheless one of those who kept quiet about the experiments which Prof Geoffrey Chamberlain of St George’s Hospital Medical School, who was at one point the President of the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, conducted on live late gestation foetuses that he aborted when he worked in the US in the mid-1960s. After experimenting on them, Chamberlain killed the foetuses. See post ‘Now Then…’ Chamberlain was one of those who concealed the North Wales Child Abuse Scandal and in 2000, the year of the publication of the Waterhouse Report, he was given a lecturing post in the history of medicine at Swansea University. Chamberlain’s feet were well under the table when Bev arrived in the UK to lead the RCN at Miranda’s invitation.
Bev took over as General Secretary of the RCN from Christine Hancock, whowas the General Secretary, 1989–2001, throughout the years when her members colluded with and concealed the trafficking rings across the UK, including in north Wales/Cheshire and south London, which by that time were the subject of inquiries and police investigations. Some of the Angels employed at the North Wales Hospital Denbigh were members of the RCN.
Hancock was in post throughout the Waterhouse Inquiry and she was in post when Angels perjured themselves and forged documentation about me throughout the 1990s.
Hancock attended Orpington Girls Grammar School (now Newstead Wood School for Girls) and then began her career as an Angel at King’s College Hospital in London. After various clinical nursing posts Christine Hancock became a ward sister at the National Heart Hospital in London in a cardiac and coronary care unit carrying out ‘advanced research’.
Like so many of those who were involved in the North Wales Child Abuse Scandal, Hancock is a graduate of the LSE. She has also worked as a midwife and a mental health nurse. After entering nursing management, she was appointed Chief Executive of the NHS in Waltham Forest.
Hancock was elected unopposed as the 24th President of the International Council of Nurses in 2001. In 2009, she established C3 Collaborating for Health, a London-based charity with a global vision of stemming the epidemic of chronic disease through prevention.
Since 2007 Hancock been a Trustee of the House of St Barnabas, a London charity helping homeless people get work. She will know that many of the homeless are former mental health patients and that the homeless are systematically discriminated against by the NHS.
Christine was a Governor of De Montfort University, 2006 – 2015. Brown works at DMU and after we began publishing about mental health together, a number of people who had concealed criminality in the NHS with links to the North Wales Child Abuse Scandal rocked up on the Governing body of DMU. Christine was a DMU Governor when the senior managers of DMU received a poison pen letter stating that Brown was a ‘known paedophile’. See post ‘A Nasty, Ludicrous Poison Pen Letter’.
Prior to Christine, the RCN were blessed with probably their most high profile ever General Secretary, dear old Trevor Clay, 1982-89.
I remember Trevor being constantly wheeled out on TV during the battles between the BMA and Thatch. Note it was during the BMA’s battles – it was the BMA who were at war with Thatch to a far greater degree than the RCN, but the Tories were able to denounce the Top Doctors as highly paid arrogant people ‘who thought that they were God’ and who were also obstructing alternative medicine practitioners who in the mid-1980s were beginning to find themselves in demand. So Trevor began appearing on our screens instead, a kindly male Angel, who just Cared and didn’t have a Harley Street practice and didn’t call female patients ‘dear’ or refer to his members as ‘my girls’. Trevor, the face of Enlighted Professional Politically Aware Nursing. Everyone loved Trevor.
Clay began his nursing career in 1957, but it was as General Secretary of the RCN that he became a public trade union official and negotiator. Clay was appointed Deputy Secretary in 1979 but was not then a public figure.
In 1982, almost at the outset of Trevor’s tenure, he began negotiations with the UK Gov’t over a labour disagreement concerning Angels’ salaries. As a result, a “Pay Review Body” characterised by autonomous operation was created; the compensation of the Angels Clay represented was also increased. Until Trev, Angels were very poorly paid. Trev was successful in getting them a much better deal, but the downside was that while Angels from then on did well, the other people in the NHS who were not Top Doctors or managers did really, really badly. This was why the NHS could not recruit lab scientists, pharmacists, medical physicists etc. See post ‘The Great Stink’. There was a serious crisis which was never resolved but was ignored by absolutely everyone. The general public continued to believe that Angels were badly paid because Trev kept telling everyone this and the other staff who were as highly or very often more highly qualified than Angels but on salaries as low as £6k pa could not make themselves heard. They voted with their feet and left the NHS. Trev told everyone that the NHS was In Crisis because of the Low Pay of Angels and so it continued…
Some of Trev’s Angels also did very well out of Thatch’s hated NHS management reforms, because some of the more ruthless ambitious Angels became the ruthless, ambitious managers that Thatch and Ken Clarke had hoped would reign in the excesses of the Top Doctors. This was not a plan which led to success, it led to a civil war between Top Docs and managers and a hitherto unseen of breed of Angel and an incredibly unpleasant breed as well.
Trevor himself ‘campaigned against’ the NHS management reforms from which some of his members benefited. Trevor also campaigned in support of motherhood and apple pie.
Clay was diagnosed with severe emphysema at the age of 37. This is a condition often associated with heavy smoking and Angels do have a culture of puffing away like there is no tomorrow, but whether Clay’s health problems were a result of heavy smoking I do not know. Clay was put out to grass due to illness in Sept 1989. By then the RCN’s membership was in excess of 285,000. No labour organisation unaffiliated with the TUC surpassed the RCN in size and none had a greater rate of expansion.
Clay’s respiratory disease claimed his life when he was aged 57, in April 1994. In Jan 1994 Clwyd County Council launched the Jillings Investigation into the abuse of children in the care of Clwyd County Council. The Leader of the Labour Party John Smith died when Bart’s could not revive him after a heart attack on 12 May 1994. Frank Beck, the Leicestershire social worker who was a big mate of Greville Janner’s and in 1991 had been sentenced to several life terms for more than one hundred sexual assaults on kids in his care, was found dead in prison on 31 May 1994, aged 51. Beck always maintained that he had also taken the rap for offences committed by other people, including Greville Janner. Matt Arnold, the Head of Bryn Estyn, died of an ‘unspecified blood disease’ on 9 June 1994. The trial of Arnold’s long time friend and colleague at Bryn Estyn, Peter Howarth, for the sexual abuse of boys at Bryn Estyn, began on 13 June 1994. Howarth was jailed for 10 years on 8 July 1994. Howarth maintained, like Beck, that he too had been scapegoated for the crimes of high profile people.
Miranda became Leader of the Labour Party on 21 July 1994. Before becoming an MP, Miranda was a pupil of George Carman QC, the crooked barrister who was retained in the early 1990s by Greville Janner’s solicitor Sir David Napley when Janner was interviewed under caution by the police re sexual assaults on kids in care. Cherie worked in Carman’s Chambers until 1988. Cherie was a friend and colleague of Michael Beloff QC, who was the legal adviser to Municipal Mutual, the insurers of Clwyd County Council and the North Wales Police. Michael’s dad Lord Max Beloff was a mate of Ioan Bowen Rees, the Chief Exec of Gwynedd County Council when the paedophile gang operated within Gwynedd Social Services.
Trevor Clay authored ‘The Workings of the Nursing and Midwifery Advisory Committee in the National Health Service’ (1974) and ‘Nurses: power and politics’ (1987).
After Clay died, his obit in the Indie told us that he had been: Staff Nurse and Charge Nurse, Guy’s Hospital, London 1960-65; Assistant Matron in charge of Psychiatric Unit, Queen Elizabeth II Hospital, Welwyn Garden City 1965-67; Assistant Regional Nursing Officer, North-West Metropolitan Regional Hospital Board 1967- 69; Chief Nursing Officer, North London Group HMC 1970-74; Area Nursing Officer, Camden and Islington Area Health Authority 1974-79; First Vice-President, International Council of Nurses 1989-93; Chairman, Board of Management, Portsmouth University School of Medicine 1991-94.
Clay’s early career had included a stint as a senior psych nurse when abuse of patients was rampant. He subsequently served as a nursing manager in north London/Islington/Camden while a trafficking ring operated in that area which was concealed by the NHS. Cherie, Miranda, Little Nell Hodge, Tessa, Jack Straw and numerous others who became big in New Labour lived/worked/served as Councillors in Camden/Islington. As of course did Jeremy Corbyn. They all Love The NHS and Support The Angels.
The Indie explained that Trevor Clay ‘was one of the first trade union leaders to recognise the power of all-party political lobbying, introducing parliamentary officers for the first time to the RCN. He also understood and used the might of the media to win over the public and politicians to the nurses’ case for better pay and the retention of nurses in management. Clay was many things to many people but he was first a nurse and proud of it… He led the Royal College of Nursing at a time of great change and thrived on the challenge. His political acumen was second to none. He was a skilled media commentator, and at ease on radio and television: he spent so much time in the Radio 4 Today studio that the late Brian Redhead referred to him as the ‘district nurse’ who popped in to see them every morning…
The day before he took over as General Secretary in July 1982 he said: ‘I passionately believe in nursing . . . I feel as much a nurse now as I did when I started my training. Nursing has shaped my life.’
Trevor Clay said all the right things to anyone who was interested in the NHS and the politics of health care in the 1980s. I remember thinking that he was a good speaker and a much better advert than the pompousing Top Doctors. However Clay was a good actor and a complete hypocrite and he stopped being a nurse in 1967 – pretty much as soon as he could – and became a manager and then a trade unionist. Clay knew about the gross abuses of Dafydd’s network as well as serious crime against vulnerable people and he colluded with it. He was well aware that he could max out on his status as an Angel and silence the screams of some desperate patients who were trying to raise concerns. Clay was Secretary General of the RCN when Dafydd’s gang in north Wales were doing their worst, when Savile was appointed manager of Broadmoor and corrupt Whitehall mandarins in the DHSS/DoH were colluding with serious organised crime (see posts ‘Socio-Political Context Of The North Wales Mental Health Services In The 1980s’ and ‘The Old Devils’). Trevor Clay Passionately Believed in allowing it all to continue. Furthermore, he Passionately Believed in becoming a major political force and he did that by ensuring that his members received a pay-off in return for their silence in the face of criminal wrongdoing.
Trevor Clay is one of those who created the abyss into which the NHS is now staring. His successors as General Secretaries of the RCN followed in his footsteps; none of these people were humble Angels who wanted to look after patients. They were/are power hungry ruthless political operators who just had to remember to repeat the mantra ‘I am a nurse first and foremost’ and remind everyone that they were/are Passionate and Committed.
Prior to Trevor, the General Secretary of the RCN was toxic but in a more traditional way with regard to toxic Angels; the General Secretary, 1957-82 was Dame Catherine Mary Hall. Catherine Hallwas the sort of No Nonsense Matron that is the current stuff of ‘Daily Mail’ nostalgia, who kept everyone in line and knew how to make a good hospital corner on the beds. Matrons of Hall’s vintage also ferociously bullied the staff and students and turned a blind eye to serious wrongdoing. Dafydd thrived because of the Catherine Halls of the world; the Catherine Hall of Clwyd Health Authority was Irene Train (see previous posts).
Raven’s obituary mentioned that Richard Crossman, when he was Secretary of State and Kathleen was Chief Nursing Officer at the Department of Health and Social Security in the 1960s, described Raven as a ‘funny old thing’, ‘with her golden hair and her blue eyes and her pink-and-white cheeks, this typical ex-matron’.
Dick Crossman was used by Miranda’s pal Ernest Armstrong (see post ‘The Most Dangerous Man In The World – Part III’) to conceal the paedophile ring in the north east of England which was linked to Dafydd’s gang and which supplied Dafydd et al in north Wales with children as well as staff. Matt Arnold and Peter Howarth had worked in Gateshead – where children were abused by them – until they relocated to Bryn Estyn in 1973.
Crossman ‘seems to have had respect for [Raven] because, she considered, he felt she knew what she was talking about. She put forward the idea of the Briggs committee on the future of nursing when Asa Briggs gave her a lift one evening in the ministerial car’.
Lord Asa Briggs was a Cambridge graduate from Yorkshire, who’s career took him from work with the security services during WWII through academic posts at Leeds University and then onto Sussex University, where Briggs was VC, 1967-76. Briggs was a favourite of Harold Wilson and was involved with the Open University. Asa Briggs was on the scene of the paedophile/trafficking ring in Sussex which received children who had been in care in north Wales and who were forced into sex work in brothels owned by John Allen in Brighton. Asa Briggs was the Sussex VC who never forgave a Sussex student from Llanfrothen for chucking red paint over a visiting US diplomat in a Vietnam-related protest in 1967 (see post ‘Anthem For Doomed Youth’).
In 1953, Crossman’s typical ex-matron with her golden hair and blue eyes and pink and white cheeks opened two ‘beau parlours‘ at Leeds General Infirmary – “comfortable little rooms where a nurse may entertain her men friends”.
I’m not sure how independent from the Top Doctors Kathleen and the staff of the beau parlours really were, but Raven certainly made use of the Top Doctors in her immediate family.
So Kathleen Raven’s husband was a leading light in Durham/Newcastle Universities, institutions which colluded with and concealed the organised abuse in the north east of England and in north Wales. Dafydd’s mate and umbrella Lord John Walton, the Bastard of Newcastle-upon-Tyne (see previous posts), ran Newcastle and its University and in 1984, Durham University supplied UCNW with Professor Eric Sunderland, Principal of UCNW and well-camouflaged paedophiles’ friend. See previous posts.
Meanwhile Kathleen’s brother Ronald was a surgeon at Bart’s, alongside Juliet Bingley’s dad and the rest of the paedophiles’ friends there.
What a very water-tight arrangement, no wonder the woman who introduced beau parlours to the NHS remained so influential at the DHSS for so long.
I was relieved to read that Kathleen Raven was brought up in the Plymouth Brethren and took her Bible seriously. As did Dafydd, who recommended learning Bible verses in Welsh as a child to avoid a ‘serious moral collapse’ in later life (see post ‘A Serious Moral Collapse’). Kathleen and Dafydd could have studied the Bible together, in one of the beau parlours. Jimmy Savile could have joined them in there for Christmas, he’d have needed an invitation for Christmas dinner because Savile didn’t do Christmas with the Thatchers at Chequers until after Thatch became PM.
Kathleen Raven was yet another person at the very top of the DHSS during Dafydd’s extended heyday, who facilitated sexual exploitation and crime within the NHS, along with civil service mandarins Brian McGinnis and Clifford Graham. Over in the Home Office Drugs Branch there was Bing Spear who eased the path of Top Doctors involved in drug dealing and distribution. McGinnis and Graham were pals with Savile. As no doubt was Kathleen.
Kathleen Raven was awarded the fellowship of the RCN in 1986 ‘for advocacy of developments in nursing management and education’ and in 1995 she endowed a Chair in Nursing at Leeds University. Complete with a beau parlour I hope.
To return to the other old bag who was about as delightful as Kathleen Raven, but who wasn’t actually the Gov’t nursing adviser who introduced sex work into the NHS, Catherine Hall. During her retirement, Hall chaired a committee in her home Diocese of Plymouth which reviewed the social care provided by the Diocese. She went on to Chair the Plymouth Diocesan Committee for Social Care, which is responsible for increasing awareness in the South West about the growing need for social care, particularly since the Govt’s community care legislation. Which legislated for the community care which was never developed, because the NHS simply ignored repeated instructions regarding their legal obligations to provide community care facilities from the late 1950s onwards. They were given the funds and every Health Authority just spent it on something else. See post ‘The Great Stink’. No-one was held to account.
Plymouth was the constituency of Dr Death. Who personally knew some of the Top Docs in north Wales who facilitated the trafficking ring (see posts ‘Dr Death’ and ‘We’ve Been Expecting You…’). Prior to Dr Death, Dingle Foot, brother of the future Labour Leader Michael, was the mover and shaker in Plymouth (see previous posts).
Dame Catherine Hall died in Aug 1996. Just a few weeks after William Hague announced the Waterhouse Inquiry.
My post ‘Meet The Family’ discussed The influential Moores family from Liverpool, that city hosting an arm of Dafydd’s crime empire and some of the key figures associated with Liverpool John Moores University. Liverpool John Moores is of course considered to be the poor relation of Liverpool University, Dafydd’s alma mater which was run by Dafydd’s mate for decades. Dr Death was Chancellor of Liverpool University, 1996-2009.
From 2002 until 2008, Liverpool University had a very flash VC, who drove racing cars and was a darling of the media and of the Blairs. I am of course talking about Sir James Drummond Bone. Prior to wowing Liverpool, Bone was Principal of Royal Holloway College, University of London, 2000-02. He was Master of Balliol College, Oxford, Oct 2011 -April 2018.
I was friendly with two academics who worked at Royal Holloway while Drummond Bone was Principal. I became friendly with them because like Brown and me, they had uncovered the abuse of vulnerable people under the umbrella of Service User Empowerment and according to them, Royal Holloway College was colluding with this. There was pressure on them to keep quiet about the chaos of the social work ‘service’ in that part of the country and like Brown and me, they found that it was virtually impossible to get anything published regarding the havoc and abuse prevailing. They too drew the conclusion that published academic work is the fields of health and social care was so misleading that it was delusional. Any attempt to draw attention to what was actually happening to vulnerable people was firmly stamped on.
Drummond Bone attended Ayr Academy, followed by Glasgow University, where he obtained an MA in 1968 and won a Snell Exhibition to study at Balliol, 1968-72. On leaving Oxford in 1972 Bone lectured at the University of Warwick. He returned to the University of Glasgow in 1980 as a lecturer, becoming a Senior Lecturer in 1989 and Professor in 1995. From 1991 to 1995, Bone was Dean of the Faculty of the Arts and in 1995 he became Vice-Principal. In 2000, he left Glasgow to become Principal of Royal Holloway and PVC of London University. When Bone was PVC of London University, those involved in research fraud re cancer and other areas of biomedical research (see eg. post ‘I Don’t Believe It!’) were at the very top of London University. Drummond is a Byron scholar, so he won’t have had the knowledge needed to publish detailed critiques of their research – and they will have held him in deep contempt – but he could not have failed to have noticed the many other unacceptable ways in which they conducted business.
When he was VC of Liverpool University, Drummond was Chairman of the Liverpool Culture Company, directing the city’s preparations to be European Capital of Culture in 2008. Bone also served as President of Universities UK, a committee of university heads, 2005-07. He retired from Liverpool in 2008.
Bone is a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts (1995) and the Royal Society of Edinburgh (2008).
Drummond was knighted in the 2008 Birthday Honours for services to Higher Education and the regeneration of the North West. He was made a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Coachmakers and Coach Harness Makers, a Livery Company promoting the automobile industry, although I am fairly sure that Drummond has never worked in a car factory. He hasn’t even written about it, it was Huw Beynon who wrote the famous ‘Working For Ford’ analysis.
In 2005 ‘The Guardian’ published an article about Drummond that took toadying to a new level. It described Drummond as being ‘bigger than theBeatles‘ who was ‘last week named the number one mover and shaker in Merseyside by the Liverpool Daily Post – ahead of Sir Paul McCartney, Lord Heseltine and Cherie Booth QC’. ‘It’s all very embarrassing, he says, fresh from an early morning meeting with, among others, the city council’s chief executive, who came second to him in the poll.’
I’d be embarrassed too if I was in the middle of the shenanigans at Liverpool, a city still run by those who colluded with Dafydd et al.
‘The Guardian’ breathlessly reported that ‘Last week he made headlines in the tabloids – almost unheard of for a vice-chancellor – after he was reported as proposing that the Beatles should be given a place on the £20 note.’
Well if one is in public life in Liverpool, one only needs to suggest yet another gesture to the Beatles or Cilla and one will ‘make headlines’, it’s not rocket science and not what a VC should be wasting their time doing.
The week in which ‘The Guardian’ published its feature on Drummond was the week that Bone ‘makes his presidential debut at the Universities UK annual meeting‘…The meeting, to be held at Universities UK’s Tavistock Square offices in London, will include his maiden speech as president and the Secretary of State, Ruth Kelly’s, first major appearance in front a posse of vice-chancellors. …’
I remember the days well. Universities were deeply troubled institutions, Blair kept imposing more and more fuckwittery upon them and no-one, no-one was allowed to admit that the system was falling apart at the seams. Universities had major problems with fragile students who could not receive mental health care because the mental health system had collapsed, so tutors were doing their best to support in some cases seriously ill and suicidal students; grade inflation was endemic and endorsed by Gov’t but denied; ‘widening participation’ was not working by any measure yet everyone had to pretend that it was and it was simply being held back by crusty old academics who were actively discriminating against working class students; and academic standards were plummeting in the face of a mass system of HE yet everyone bollocked on about ‘excellence’ constantly. As a senior colleague of mine who was based in Yorkshire quipped, ‘Excellence? I’d like to see some of it’.
Miranda and his Ministers, particularly one Bill Rammell, just lied and lied and lied about the whole HE field. They refused to listen to academics who did want to see universities provide a high quality education to a wider student body and just maintained that there were no problems.
Drummond was one of Miranda’s tame VCs and this was exemplified in his comments to ‘The Guardian’. Everything was great really, particularly in Liverpool, but there is just a bit of ‘turbulence’ on the horizon according to Drummond, in the form of top-up fees, but Drummond was principally concerned with ‘how the universities were getting their message across’. Drummond knows as well as I do that they were not allowed to get the important messages across, which is why Drummond joined in the fuckwittery and dishonesty.
It is more than 10 years down the line since that silly article in ‘The Guardian’ about Blair’s poodle and the problems in HE have now become too big to conceal. Some seriously distressed students with no access to mental health care are committing suicide – Bristol has had a whole cluster of them; disillusioned graduates are deeply in dept and are never going to bag the highly paid jobs which they were promised by everyone would be coming their way; universities are giving out so many firsts that people are not taking any notice of a first anymore; and there is en masse plagiarism and students adopting a consumerist attitude of ‘I have paid thousands, you will sell me that degree no matter what’…
All this was evident in 2005. At the time, Brown and I were friendly with someone who worked at Liverpool University, with responsibility for widening participation, Blair’s flagship policy. He was bright and radical and could see through all the crap. Drummond kept him on short-term contracts fort three years and then made him redundant, while salesmen who said what Blair wanted to hear were promoted to high office in Liverpool University.
Blair and Drummond really needed people like that man if they wanted their system to work. He is not the only one who has now given up with universities. I am meeting more and more highly performing academics, particularly younger ones, who are ‘looking for something else’ job wise. They love research and they love intellectual inquiry and they love working with the students. But that is not what universities are about anymore…
Gov’t is now admitting that universities haven’t ‘worked for all their graduates’ and that far fewer people should now go to university. Sociologists of education, good ones who were entirely sympathetic to democratising HE, were telling Blair years ago that it was unravelling. He refused to listen. But then Blair never wanted a high quality, critical liberal education for the masses. He wanted that sort of education for his own children and the children of those Who Mattered; they would still go to Oxbridge. The children of the plebs were going to go to far less prestigious institutions, at very, very great expense to themselves and their families, where they would receive a very different sort of education which would be quietly sneered at by everyone who had told them to do this and which would not open the gates to a professional career as promised…
You lied to all of them Blair, as did Drummond. Your own kids did not go to Glyndwr or the University of South Wales. That was for Other People. The kids of Blair and his Ministers went to Oxbridge or at least to Bristol or Durham. I don’t mind them doing that, but Blair pretended that he was ripping up a system of privilege when he was in fact consolidating it. People knew that this was happening but those of us who published the ways in which Blair was doing it did not receive any more funding and the man from Liverpool University was made redundant by Drummond.
Meanwhile Drummond purchased a few more racing cars and became Master of Balliol. For suggesting that a picture of the Beatles should appear on the nation’s currency…
On the topic of the inheritance of privilege and the sins of the fathers, I recently discovered something that I didn’t previously know about Anna McMorrin, the Labour MP for Cardiff North, who was elected in 2017. My post ‘The Paedophiles’ Friends of Cardiff North’ explained how it was not possible to win that constituency – either as an AM or an MP – unless one was a paid-up paedophiles’ friend, the constituency containing such a high proportion of health and welfare staff or people who work at Cardiff University, so many of whom colluded with the abuse and neglect of vulnerable people. ‘The Paedophiles’ Friends Of Cardiff North’ detailed much of Anna’s box ticking idiocy, her obligatory membership of Unison, GMB, LGBT Labour and Labour Wimmin’s Network and her past career in PR and communications – McMorrin worked as a part-time communications officer for the Labour Party, 1996-1997, she worked for public affairs consultancy Hill and Knowlton, was Campaigns and Communications Director for Friends of the Earth Cymru and was Director of Llais Ltd, then joined Invicta Public Affairs.
However I have found out that Anna’s dad was not a fuckwit like Anna, or at least not the same variety of fuckwit. Anna’s dad was Iain McMorrin, who was a famous mountaineer, a member of the Antarctic Survey and had a glacier named after him. Iain McMorrin won’t have been a dipstick who was a member of Unison and a PR consultant, but Iain McMorrin did know Sir Charles Evans, the mountaineer and Top Doctor who was Principal of UCNW for decades until 1984. Charles Evans knew that his staff were facilitating a paedophile/trafficking ring but he didn’t give a bugger. Evans had more important things and people to think about and his loyalty to his former colleagues, the Top Doctors of Liverpool, to prioritise. And of course loyalty to Queen and Country and Lilibet’s son Carlo, who was Chancellor of UCNW and a friend of Jimmy Savile and other paedophiles, including Bishop Peter Ball. Sir Charles will have taken such duties seriously; he was, along with his friends and fellow mountaineers, working for the security services.
Iain McMorrin lived in Pembrokeshire, which hosted a paedophile ring directly linked to the one in north Wales. Iain McMorrin probably also knew Tony Jones, the geologist who worked at UCNW for years, who was mates with corrupt police officers and many others who were facilitating Dafydd’s gang.
How’s the Labour Wimmin’s Network getting along then Anna? And your pals in the LGBT group? Sure that you’ve ticked ALL the boxes required for your future career as a Woman and Champion of the Oppressed?
Before becoming an MP, Anna McMorrin was a SPAD for Jane Hutt. Who has spent her entire career concealing the organised abuse of vulnerable people, including that in north Wales. Hutt’s father Michael was a pathologist, a Top Doc who knew many of those who… I’m sure that readers get the picture.
Anna, do you know anything about that highly co-ordinated attempt between 2003 and 2004 to have me imprisoned for a serious crime on the basis of the perjury of a group of Angels which followed a pack of lies which Alun Davies, the NHS senior manager for the North West Wales NHS Trust, had told the police while he was in the Assembly with Jane Hutt and her officials? Because Hutt knows something about the conspiracy and perjury and Hutt needs to start answering questions.
Anna McMorrin lives with Welsh Gov’t Minister Alun Davies – a different Alun Davies, not the fat fool employed for so long by the NHS in north Wales – who is currently grumbling about Wales’s County Councils demanding more and more money. It’s what happens when you always give in to blackmail from crooks Alun. They do indeed return for more.
Anna was communications officer for the Labour Party, 1996-97. Which was the year that the Waterhouse Inquiry was announced and began. The Labour Party knew that Gwynedd and Clwyd County Councils had facilitated a huge paedophile ring, in collusion with other County Councils, including Dyfed. No-one said a word about the true extent of the wrongdoing throughout the entire Inquiry. Including Anna. Who’s dad knew one of the Mr Bigs who was at the centre of the paedophile ring’s HQ. Sir Charles Evans ran the University which trained and employed so many of the members of the ring.
‘We didn’t know.’
There is a mountain to climb far bigger than any conquered by Iain McMorrin and Charles Evans…
Wales is particularly proud of two of its poets: Dylan Thomas and R.S. Thomas. There is an irony here in that, at least for much of their lives, both Dylan and R.S. were very rude indeed about the sort of people who now hail them as heroes. Dylan Thomas famously took the piss out of Wales and the Welsh, most famously of course in ‘Under Milk Wood’ and he was considered pretty much beyond the pale by many in Wales until he was safely dead.
R.S. Thomas was embraced while he was still alive and is famous as a nationalist poet who was very hostile towards the English. However R.S. Thomas’s letters and diaries compiled when he was at UCNW (Bangor University) are scathing about the Welsh-speaking students from areas like the Llyn – where R.S. Thomas later made his home as the vicar of Aberdaron – in rural Wales; when R.S. was a student he made it clear that as far as he was concerned, the Welsh students were a bunch of ignorant near-animals. R.S. Thomas’s son Gwydion has spent much of his adult life in the Far East and his comments about his father don’t paint a very flattering picture of R.S.
R.S. Thomas’s view of Wales is relentlessly bleak, such as the sentiments expressed in ‘Welsh landscape’:
To live in Wales is to be conscious
At dusk of the spilled blood
That went into the making of the wild sky,
Dyeing the immaculate rivers
In all their courses.
It is to be aware,
Above the noisy tractor
And hum of the machine
Of strife in the strung woods,
Vibrant with sped arrows.
You cannot live in the present,
At least not in Wales.
There is the language for instance,
The soft consonants
Strange to the ear.
There are cries in the dark at night
As owls answer the moon,
And thick ambush of shadows,
Hushed at the fields' corners.
There is no present in Wales,
And no future;
There is only the past,
Brittle with relics,
Wind-bitten towers and castles
With sham ghosts;
Mouldering quarries and mines;
And an impotent people,
Sick with inbreeding,
Worrying the carcass of an old song.
To live in Wales is to be conscious
At dusk of the spilled blood
That went into the making of the wild sky,
Dyeing the immaculate rivers
In all their courses.
His poem ‘Meet The Family’ articulates a truly grim imagined past of a family who’s portraits over generations are displayed in the family home:
John One takes his place at the table/He is the first part of the fable
His eyes are dry as a dead leaf/Look on him and learn grief
John Two stands in the door done
You have seen that face before/Leaning out of a dark past
Tortured in thoughts bitter blast
John Three is still outside/Drooling as the daylight died on the wet stones
His hands are crossed in mourning
For a playmate lost
John Four and his lean wife/Whose forced complicity gave life
To each loathed foetus
Stare from the wall/Dead not absent
The night falls
In this blog post I will provide details of a family who have exerted a strong influence on Wales, much stronger than Dylan’s and R.S. Thomas’s families ever did.
Previous posts (eg. ‘Enter Professor Robert Bluglass CBE’) have detailed how Dafydd’s mate Bluglass concealed the crimes of Dafydd and the gang in 1989, when Bluglass finally investigated – or indeed failed to investigate – my complaint against Dafydd et al. This was the only time that a complaint of mine was ‘investigated’, other complaints were simply ignored or batted into the long grass. This was not the only time that Bluglass – let alone his network – came to the rescue of Dafydd and the gang. Dafydd and the gang had a branch of their empire in Liverpool and in that capacity, they ruled over Ashworth Hospital on Merseyside, which was used as the Final Solution for some of the victims of Dafydd’s gang. The abuses at Ashworth were horrific, so much so that even the best efforts of Gov’t could not deny them by the late 1980s. See eg. post ‘Security, Security’.
Ashworth was the subject of two public inquiries in the 1990s, the Blom-Cooper Inquiry and the Fallon Inquiry; Dafydd’s mate Bluglass was a member of the Fallon Inquiry. The Fallon Inquiry reported specifically on the Personality Disorder Unit in Ashworth, Lawrence Ward. Which was established and managed by Dr Chris Hunter, who was the man who Chaired a case conference about me and took evidence from Tony Francis and Dafydd as well as a number of people who had never met me, just before the first Inquiry into Ashworth, the Blom-Cooper Inquiry. Chris Hunter had never met me either. Hunter concluded from his case conference that I had was extremely dangerous, had a homicidal capacity and he offered to prepare an opinion for the Court. Was I facing any charges at the time? No, I was, when the case conference took place, sitting in a London Medical School and as a postgrad not a patient. I knew nothing of this case conference until some four years ago when I finally received copies of all of my records. I had never previously heard of Chris Hunter. See post ‘The Night Of The (Dr Chris) Hunter’ for details.
When a patient at Ashworth was battered to death by the staff, it was Bluglass who investigated. To assist him in his task, Bluglass sought the assistance of two senior Angels, one of whom was a senior Angel from Bluglass’s own Reaside Clinic in Birmingham, the other being a senior Angel of Dafydd’s who was employed by Clwyd Health Authority. Bluglass called upon the talents of Dafydd’s Angel after Bluglass had concealed the crimes of Dafydd et al in 1989.
When I was illegally imprisoned by Dafydd in the North Wales Hospital in Dec 1986/Jan 1987, I was violently assaulted by an Angel called Stephen Rose. My complaint was not investigated but I did refuse to shut up about Rose. The North Wales Hospital’s solution was to transfer Stephen Rose to a job at Park Lane Hospital, which shortly after Rose arrived merged with Moss Side, to form Ashworth.
This collection of people traffickers and abusers were all one big happy family, as foul as the foulest that could ever have been conjured up by the imagination of R.S. Thomas. Who, being a clergyman in Gwynedd, would have known about Dafydd and the gang, because for years one of the gang’s umbrellas was Gwilym Williams, the Bishop of Bangor, 1957-82, who also doubled up as the Archbishop of Wales, 1971-82. See previous posts.
Some years ago, Bluglass mysteriously requested that his name should be removed from the Medical Register and he virtually disappeared from the internet as well, or he did until I began this blog. The only reason why a Top Doc asks to be removed from the Medical Register is in the event of them having been caught red handed doing something so serious that a major scandal is threatened. If one voluntarily has one’s name removed, there can be no investigation by the GMC and ‘the doctor retains their good name’.
Trebles all round! I’ll drink to that Bluglass! Bottoms Up!
That Bluglass was almost erased from medical history was extraordinary, because for years he was considered to be the leading forensic psychiatrist in the UK and he wrote the Mental Health Act 1983. Bluglass wrote that Act as a response to Dafydd’s abuse of the Mental Health Act 1959 in the Mary Wynch case, to show that Something Had Been Done. So no-one should have been surprised that, when Dafydd Did it Again, ie. illegally imprisoned someone – me – under Bluglass’s new Act soon after it was on the statute books, that it was Bluglass who was called in by the Welsh Office to (fail to) investigate. The Welsh Office who had concealed the wrongdoing re Mary Wynch and who were also concealing the en masse abuse of the kids in children’s homes in north Wales.
Meet The Family!
The Lord Crickhowell
The Lord Walker of Worcester
The Lord Hunt of Wirral
Since June 1996 – the month that William Hague announced the Waterhouse Inquiry, which was rigged from beginning to end and constituted one huge cover-up of the criminality in north Wales and its mycelia into the wider UK and Europe – Bluglass has been a Director of Compton Verney Coach House Ltd (see post ‘The Village’). Compton Verney is one of the finest art galleries in Europe and is located in Warwickshire. Although Bluglass went to St Andrew’s University, he has lifelong links with Warwickshire. He features as an Old Warwickian on the website of Warwick School and held the Chair of Forensic Psychiatry at Birmingham University for many years; Bluglass also Chaired one of the NHS Boards in Birmingham and lived/lives in Solihull, although he had/has a second home in the Pyrenees. Bluglass’s wife Kerry Bluglass is a psychiatrist who was/is also based at Birmingham University. Unlike Robert Bluglass, Kerry Bluglass has never requested that her name be removed from the Medical Register.
Warwick School, one of Britain’s oldest and proudest public schools:
A selection of images from the 1940s-1960s School House Dinner on September 4, 2015: