Captain Swing And His Crew

My post ‘The Vermin Club’ discussed a piece of pure propaganda on behalf of the NHS in the form of an episode of ‘Kilroy’ which was broadcast in Jan 1997, just as the Waterhouse Inquiry opened. Every guest on the show – with the exception of the members of the general public – knew a considerable amount about the North Wales Child Abuse Scandal as well as the Westminster Paedophile Ring. As they scrapped and argued between themselves the studio guests only agreed on one thing: Ah, the doctors they were wonderful! One of the guests was the PR guru Julia Hobsbawm. Julia’s business partner at the time was Sarah Macaulay, who in 1997 officially became Gordon Brown’s other half. Which was just as well because there were unkind comments being made about Gordon being single and into middle age. I don’t know why, but British politics can’t cope with unmarried leaders, perhaps people just never forgot Ted Heath, who was a Bachelor and not blessed with children. Sarah and Gordon married in 2000 and in 2007 Julia’s mate from school was the PM’s wife!

Sarah’s Teddy Bear did some pretty disgusting things on the way to No 10, including cooking up a plan with his mate Jack McConnell to shaft two of my closest friends who knew what had happened and continued to happen to me at the hands of Dafydd and the gang, who had been at Stirling University with Lord Jack. See previous posts.

Not that Julia will have needed Sarah and Gordon’s mate Lord Jack to tell her what had happened to me or indeed the others targeted by Dafydd et al, because for years, until she was in her teens, Julia’s family had a second home in Croesor, south Gwynedd, an area in which the locals were suffering badly at the hands of the gang. The Hobsbawms didn’t suffer themselves being among the circle of friends of Sir Clough Williams-Ellis, the Anglo-Welsh aristocrat who owned the Brondanw estate at Llanfrothen/Coresor and who’s network made use of the services of Dafydd et al themselves.

Sir Clough’s mates were known as the Welsh Bloomsbury Set, as so many of his older friends had been members of the original Bloomsbury Set. Sir Clough married Amabel Strachey and via Amabel had a vast collection of friends and relatives who were famous names in the arts, medicine, politics, psychoanalysis, literature. See post ‘The Vermin Club’. Clough used to let his cottages out to them to use as second, or sometimes permanent, homes. The presence of Bertrand Russell down the road at Penrhyndeudreath added to the fun. It also made Dafydd et al completely untouchable.

Among Clough’s extended network there were people involved in organised abuse and even more who were knowingly concealing it because their family and friends were involved. See post ‘The Vermin Club’.

There are people who were brought up in the Croseor area who’s fathers were members of Clough’s network; sometimes this was an open secret but I imagine that there were a great many others who had no idea who their fathers were. There is at least one documented case of one of the dumped wives of one of Clough’s mates being hauled off to the North Wales Hospital Denbigh when her pregnancy became inconvenient to the man who had abandoned her. She stayed there until the 1980s when she was by then in her 60s, at which point she was rehoused in the community, the community being Betws-y-Coed, well away from anyone who might remember what had happened to her. What happened to the baby was never explained but a great many babies of Denbigh patients disappeared without explanation.

Posh people with a penchant for having sex with a whole variety of other people, sometimes with children? Gwynne the lobotomist and Dafydd nearby who’ll do anything at all to ingratiate themselves to the rich and powerful, even illegally imprisoning the victims of sexual assault in a dungeon and then lobotomising them? No wonder Dafydd was able to build an empire supplying the Westminster Paedophile Ring on the back of it all.

 

Previous posts (eg. ‘Lest We Forget’ and ‘The Point Is To Change It’) have detailed how Merfyn Jones, the former VC of Bangor University and then the Chairman of the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, came under attack from the combined forces of the gwerin, the paedophiles’ friends and a range of politicians, bolstered by No 10 when Miranda and then Sarah’s Teddy Bear were resident in there. Merfyn grew up in Llanfrothen and knew what was happening in the area.

While I’m sure that Merfyn received quite enough crap from the gang when he lived at Croesor, he certainly came under attack from one of the gang’s big boys in England, Harold Wilson’s friend Lord Asa Briggs, the then VC of Sussex University, in 1967, after Merfyn and two of his friends staged an anti-Vietnam protest against a visiting US official which involved throwing red paint over him. Briggs’s daughter spoke about the incident years later just after Merfyn had been appointed VC of Bangor and told Radio 4 that her father had never forgiven the students who had done this, although Merfyn wasn’t mentioned by name. Briggs was very much alive at the time – he didn’t die until quite recently – and Merfyn was also a member of the BBC Board of Governors at the time of the interview, so it was a fairly obvious warning of what was in store for Merfyn. Furthermore Merfyn had really pissed them all off by giving me a place to do a PhD at Bangor University and then allowing me to remain there as a postdoc. My PhD supervisor was bullied out of his job at Bangor University, as was his wife and then amassed forces turned on Merfyn. Anyone remember Hutton? Merfyn was in the middle of it. I’ll be blogging about that soon…

Asa Briggs and many others colluding with Dafydd and the Westminster Paedophile Ring had worked for the security services and were utilising that network to cause trouble.

The extremes that this lot were prepared to go became clear when Merfyn’s wife died at the hands of Dafydd’s colleagues in 2008… Things did not get any easier. When Merfyn was appointed Chairman of the Betsi Board in 2011, the Top Docs, senior managers and others conspired to allow patients to die in order to create a scandal and force Merfyn’s resignation and removal from public life. The gang’s plan came to fruition in 2013 when Merfyn resigned after a scandal. See post ‘The Point Is To Change It’.

When dealing with the gang, I am always reminded of Monty Python’s Piranha Brothers, Doug and Dinsdale, who, like Esther’s Gentleman Friend Nicholas Fairbairn the violent drunken sex offender (see post ‘The Vermin Club’), Are Absolutely Charming and Know How To Treat A Lady. On one occasion, Doug and Dinsdale arrived at a target’s house to collect their protection money and when their target was asked if he’d ever considered going to the police, he said that he was about to do that until he noticed that the member of Dinsdale’s gang holding the thermo-nuclear device was the Deputy Chief Constable. The former Deputy Chief Constable of North Wales, Clive Wolfendale, is CEO of Dafydd’s charidee CAIS.

Doug and Dinsdale nailed people’s ears to the floor and sawed people’s heads off but there were never any complaints about the Pirhana Brothers, because those who had been brutally assaulted really liked Doug and Dinsdale and anyway they knew that they had deserved it. The Piranhas ran a prostitution racket and a porn empire. Dinsdale suffered from depression and when he was ‘very down’, he imagined that a giant hedgehog, Spiny Norman, was following him.

I love the Piranha Brothers, they are just like Dafydd et al and I have long been a fan of Spiny Norman. The irony is that Graham Chapman was networked into Dafydd’s gang and John Cleese was friends with some of the Top Docs concealing Dafydd’s crimes. But perhaps that is how Python were able to characterise Dafydd et al so well, in the same way that they could accurately play pompous lawyers and Top Docs, having trained for those professions themselves…

 

Julia Hobsbawm’s father, Eric John Ernest Hobsbawm (9 June 1917 – 1 October 2012) was a Marxist historian who wrote on the rise of industrial capitalism, socialism and nationalism. His best-known works include his trilogy ‘The Age of Revolution: Europe 1789-1848’, ‘The Age of Capital: 1848-1875’ and ‘The Age of Empire: 1875-1914’, as well as ‘The Age of Extremes’ and an edited volume that introduced the idea of “the invention of tradition”. Such as this:

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Hobsbawm was born in Alexandria, Egypt, to Leopold Percy Hobsbaum ( Obstbaum), a merchant from the East End of London who was of Polish Jewish descent and Nelly, who was from a middle-class Austrian Jewish family background. Hobsbawm’s early childhood was spent in Vienna and Berlin. A clerical error at birth altered his surname from Hobsbaum to Hobsbawm. Eric grew up speaking English as his first language.

In 1929, when Hobsbawm was 12, his father died and he started contributing to the family income by working as an English tutor. Upon the death of his mother in 1931, he was adopted by his maternal aunt, Gretl, and paternal uncle, Sidney. Hobsbawm was a student at the Prinz Heinrich-Gymnasium Berlin (today Friedrich-List-School) when Hitler came to power in 1933; that year the family moved to London, where Hobsbawm enrolled in St Marylebone Grammar School (now defunct). St Marylebone Grammar was proud of its tradition of educating the children of professional families who had experienced a downturn in their financial circumstances.

St Marylebone’s Grammar alumni include many well-known academics, politicians, Top Doctors and lawyers. One former pupil who’s life unravelled after he received Help from the Top Doctors is Stuart Goddard aka Adam Ant. After being sectioned in a secure unit in London some years ago, Adam Ant was interviewed on the ‘Today’ programme and tried to talk about what had happened to him in that unit. John Humphrys silenced him when Adan said ‘let me tell you what is happening in those places’ by telling Adam that he was ill and angry at the time and will have had a distorted view. No Mr Humphrys, you need to listen; assaults are common and patients are sometimes dying with no investigations held into those deaths. It doesn’t matter how ill or angry Adam was, you really need to listen to him because the brutality and inhumanity in some psych units is breathtaking. Adam was silenced even more effectively after appearing in Radio 4, by a Top Doc who obtained a Court Order preventing Adam from going on tour or speaking to the media, because Adam was so fragile that he was at high risk of killing himself if he spoke to the media and looked foolish.

This is outrageous. Someone is desperate to stop Adam Ant talking about something that he very much wants to discuss in public. I note that his friends had him transferred from an NHS hospital to a private unit because they were horrified at what was happening in the NHS hospital.

Adam Ant was at the centre of the 1980s pop scene which involved many celebs who didn’t behave too honourably and who are now much older, much richer and really do not ever want anyone to know what they were doing in those days. They’ve started to peg out as well: eg. Steve Strange – who was originally from Wales – and George Michael, even though they are not that old… See previous posts for further details re Adam Ant aka Stuart Goddard, Steve Strange and others.

 

The novelist Patrick O’Brian (born Richard Patrick Russ) attended St Marylebone’s Grammar, 1925-26; O’Brian lived in Croesor, 1946-49. O’ Brian is best known for his Aubrey-Maturin series of novels set in the Royal Navy during the Napoleonic Wars, Radio 4 ‘did’ one the other day. One of the older residents of Croesor told me that O’Brian was remembered as a rather mysterious man, so much so that no-one ever really knew who he was. This is backed up by published information about O’Brian; there is much confusion about his identity and biography. However, this seems to have been the result of other people alleging things about O’Brian and him not bothering to clarify matters. What is known is that he was the son of a Top Doctor in Buckinghamshire and claimed to work in the intelligence services during WW II, a claim backed up by a number of other people.

O’Brian is remembered in Croesor for his 1952 novel ‘Testimonies’ – published in the UK as ‘Three Bear Witness’ – which is a novel set in Croesor and features the people of Croesor, only thinly disguised. People in the village enjoyed identifying themselves and their neighbours in the book.

In 1949 O’Brian and his wife Mary moved from Croesor to Collioure, a Catalan town in southern France, where they remained until Mary’s death in 1998. When in Collioure, O’Brian got to know Pablo Picasso, who also lived there and O’Brian wrote a detailed and comprehensive biography of Picasso. O’Brian spent the winter of 1998–99 at Trinity College, Dublin and died there on 2 January 2000.

Until people in Croesor told me about Patrick O’Brian, I’d never heard of him, but I was familiar with his stepson, Nikolai Tolstoy. In 1989, Nikolai Tolstoy was sued by Lord Aldington aka Toby Low, for libel, after Tolstoy had published allegations that Aldington had overseen war crimes during his time as an officer in the British Army. The case received a great deal of publicity and Aldington won and was awarded £2 million in damages and costs, the biggest ever sum by a long way at the time. The case was highly political, Aldington was the former Chairman of the Conservative Party and although Tolstoy actually produced much evidence to back up his allegations, the British judiciary were not going to allow someone to claim that Aldington, who had served as Chief-of-Staff to Field Marshal Alexander, was a war criminal. It was admitted that British officers had indeed done what Tolstoy alleged, but it was a case of I Know Nuzzing as far as Aldington was concerned.

The claims about Aldington were made by Tolstoy in a pamphlet distributed by Nigel Watts, a man in dispute with Sun Alliance, of which Aldington was Chairman, on an insurance matter. Although Tolstoy was not the initial target of the libel action, he insisted in joining Watts as defendant because, Tolstoy later wrote, Watts was not a historian and so would have been unable to defend himself. After Tolstoy lost, he delayed payment by appealing to 15 courts in Britain and Europe and the European Court of Human Rights ruled that the size of penalty violated his right to freedom of expression. Documents subsequently obtained from the MoD suggested that, under Gov’t instructions, files that could have had a bearing on the defence case might have been withdrawn from the Public Record Office and retained by the Ministry of Defence and Foreign Office throughout the run-up to the trial and the trial itself. Just like some of those disappearing medical records of mine! Tolstoy sought to appeal on the basis of new evidence which he claimed proved that Aldington had perjured himself. This was ruled inadmissible at a hearing in the High Courts of Justice, from which the press and public were barred and his application for an appeal was rejected.

Because Tolstoy just could not be allowed to win this case.

British state: please can you stop backing up criminals all the way to the High Court because they have compromised the rest of you? Even if Professor Geoffrey Chamberlain was friends with Sir George Pinker, the Royal gynaecologist and incompetent old fool who delivered Prince William and nearly cocked that up? If you can’t find a reliable Top Doc to deliver the heir to the throne there’s not much hope for the rest of us is there? Chamberlain ran a paedophile ring and experimented on live, unlawfully aborted, late gestation foetuses and then killed them (see post ‘Now Then…’) Excuse my naivety, but I think that should take priority over his Royal links when evaluating him.

In July 1995, the ECHR decided unanimously that the British Gov’t had violated Tolstoy’s rights in respect of Article 10 of the Convention on Human Rights. This decision referred only to the amount of the damages awarded against him and did not overturn the guilty verdict of the libel action. Tolstoy refused to pay anything in libel damages to Lord Aldington while he was alive; it was not until 9 December 2000, two days after Aldington’s death, that Tolstoy paid £57,000 to Aldington’s estate.

Tolstoy is not a member of the SWP, he is a Russian nobleman, Chancellor of the International Monarchist League, toured with the Monday Club and stood as a Parliamentary candidate for UKIP. The High Court even shafted him. They really are making themselves look rather foolish aren’t they.

 

Top table L to R: Christopher Arkell & Lord Nicholas Hervey (standing), Gregory Lauder-Frost (speaking to Arkell), Countess Georgina Tolstoy, Count Nikolai Tolstoy (under painting) and Lord Sudeley, at the Russian Monarchist League Annual Dinner in 1990.

Lord Nicholas Hervey had a very bad time and was found hanging dead in Chelsea in 1998, aged 36. Hervey’s mother was the only child of the 8th Earl Fitzwilliam; she was 13 years old when her father died in a small aircraft crash that also killed his intended second wife, Kathleen Cavendish, Marchioness of Hartington, sister of JFK, in 1948. Hervey’s parents married in 1960, his father for the second time, his mother for the first. His father was Victor Hervey, 6th Marquess of Bristol and was once tagged “Mayfair’s No. 1 Playboy,” in a series of “life story” articles he wrote after serving a gaol sentence for a jewel robbery, a crime he claimed he had committed for a dare.

Nicholas Hervey was the second heir to the title and estates of the Marquess of Bristol, after his elder half-brother John the 7th Marquess, the only child of his father’s first marriage. Hervey’s father’s final marriage was to his Private Secretary, Yvonne Sutton and with her he had three further children, Frederick Hervey, 8th Marquess of Bristol and two daughters Lady Victoria Hervey and Lady Isabella Hervey.

Nicholas Hervey was educated at Eton, Yale and the Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester. He was a member of the Turf Club. His sister Helena attended Bristol University. Hervey was a leading member of the International Monarchist League. Through the League, which his father had subsidised for many years, he was introduced to numerous right-wing conservative activities. 

In 1983, Lord Nicholas was diagnosed as with mild schizophrenia which was treated ‘with medication’. In 1986, he graduated from Yale and, in 1991, voluntarily underwent treatment in a clinic. In 1991, Nicholas was forced to declare bankruptcy due to lawyers’ debts of £38,000, which his Trustees refused to fund. His mother, who in 2003, was estimated to be worth £45,000,000, did not act to prevent the bankruptcy, which immediately preceded his entry into a clinic. She subsequently declared that “he was never himself again” after the clinic stay. Nicholas had severe depression. His landlady said that “he was a recluse in the sense that he was heavily sedated and slept all day – a typical schizophrenic. [No, just a typical person dosed up by the Top Docs] He was very quiet…He was a nice guy, but very ‘out of it’. Nobody visited him here, except sometimes we would hear someone come and take him out to dinner.” Lord Nicholas Hervey was found dead in his Chelsea flat on 26 January 1998 at the age of 36, ‘having hanged himself’. He never married and had no children.

Jan 1998. Ronnie Waterhouse had finished hearing the evidence from the former residents of the children’s homes in north Wales, who were denounced as liars because they were criminals and drug addicts or told that they weren’t credible witnesses because they had been diagnosed with mental health problems. Ronnie had begun writing the whitewash…

I do not know if Nicholas Hervey knew anything about the North Wales Child Abuse Scandal, but his half-brother John did because John had slept with quite a few of the kids who were forced into sex work by Dafydd’s gang. Nicholas didn’t follow a lifestyle anything like John’s, but they were close and got on well. John died less than a year after Nicholas. So he was out of the way by the time that the Waterhouse Report was published as well.

John Hervey, 7th Marquess of Bristol aka John Jermyn or John Bristol, has starred previously on this blog. John Jermyn inherited approx £35 million and blew most of it before he died, substantially on drugs. He was addicted to cocaine and other drugs, served several jail sentences for possession and was a promiscuous gay who boasted of having slept with thousands of rent boys, sometimes for an incredibly low rent as well eg. just handing over a fiver to the boy in care. John Jermyn was HIV positive by 1986 and many of those with whom he had sex would have been infected by him.

During the 1970s, John Jermyn lived in London, then Monte Carlo and then  Paris. By the end of the decade, he had moved to Manhattan. In May 1983, Jermyn was arrested on suspicion of trafficking $4 million of heroin and moved from New York back to the family seat at Ickworth House, Suffolk. Over the following years, John continued to conduct himself as a tosser, crashing helicopters and cars, firing shotguns at people while screaming that they were ‘fucking peasants’ and cursing the National Trust, to whom he had handed his estate over but of course still lived there himself in style, as is usually the deal with the NT. In 1988, the Marquess was imprisoned for a year in Jersey for cocaine possession and trafficking; a contemporary report said he was spending around £25,000 a year on the drug. He was released in April 1989.

The poor old House of Lords, by then under threat of reform, generally disliked the Marquess as his behaviour was damaging the House’s reputation. They don’t need to worry about that post-Miranda, just look at who is in there now…

By the early 1990s, friends were concerned about the Marquess’s addiction to drugs, particularly since multiple prison sentences had done nothing to alleviate it. He was deported from Australia in April 1990 and charged with drug possession in November 1991 and March 1992. In June 1993, Jermyn avoided a jail sentence by being ordered to attend a rehab clinic after helpful intervention from Top Docs, but snorted coke in the Court building and then travelled to the South of France instead. He was sentenced to 10 months in an open prison and he was released after five. He was arrested again in September 1994 for possession.

On 9 January 1999, the Marquess complained of a stomach ache and dizziness and spent most of the day in bed. The following morning, his butler went into his room and found he was not breathing. Mouth-to-mouth resuscitation was attempted and an ambulance called. This arrived about 11:30 am, when paramedics concluded that he had died.

While ‘there were rumours that the Marquess had died from AIDS’, having contracted HIV in 1986, the Coroner recorded that he died of “multiple organ failure due to chronic drug abuse”. There could have been some very difficult questions asked re all those kids in care had the world been told that John Hervey had died of AIDS one year before the Waterhouse Report was published. A postmortem examination showed traces of cocaine, as well as several legal drugs, in his system. John’s agent said that despite years of ill health through drug abuse, he was greatly shocked by John’s death. I’m more shocked at the lack of investigations into John’s brother’s death. Lord Nicholas was left to die by the Top Docs, or he could even have been killed by someone else, like some of the ‘suicides by hanging’ of witnesses in north Wales. 

After John Jermyn’s death, it was revealed that he had been a friend of Andy Warhol. So Jermyn knew about US celeb gay sex excess in the late 1970s, which was even more impressive than his own. The San Franciscan Baths were a staple topic of conversation and wonder among UK Top Docs and medical researchers during the 1980s. ‘Now don’t you worry my dear, we’ll look after you.’ That was not what was said out of the patient’s ear shot…

John Jermyn spent most of his life at the family seat in Suffolk. He was born in 1954, so was embarking upon his life of rent boys and class A drugs bolstered by helpful Top Docs in the late 1960s/early 70s. Before John Allen arrived in north Wales and opened Bryn Alyn in the late 1960s, Allen had been based in Suffolk. As was the dangerous experimenting Dr John W. Paulley and his wife, Deirdre, who’s ‘clinic’ provided ‘help’ for people with ‘psychological disturbances’. Paulley was one of the founders of the University of Buckingham, closely associated with Thatch, the IEA and was an associate of Lord Max Beloff, friend of Ioan Bowen Rees, Chief Exec of Gwynedd County Council and one of those at the heart of the rot. Lord Max’s son is Michael Beloff QC, a former colleague of Cherie’s and friend of both Miranda and Cherie. Beloff was a visitor to Chequers when Miranda was PM. See post ‘The International Language Of Screaming’ for details of the numerous terrifying tentacles of these very unsavoury people. Suffolk was  hosted organised abuse with which Lord Henniker’s name constantly crops up and an associate of Jeremy Corbyn’s from Islington Council was jailed for abusing schoolboys at St George’s School in Suffolk. Kids in care from Islington were being sent on visits to Henniker’s estate in Suffolk, where Peter Righton, the social work academic who was convicted of child sex offences, rented a cottage. See previous posts.

Because Lord Nicholas had predeceased him, John Jermyn was succeeded by his half-brother, Frederick Hervey, 8th Marquess of Bristol. Bristol’s godparents include King Fuad II and his former wife, Queen Fadila of Egypt, Prince Tomislav of Yugoslavia, Prince Nikita Romanoff of Russia and the Countess of Dundonald. He was educated at St Maur School in Monaco, Sunningdale School, Eton College and the University of Edinburgh. After leaving university in 2002, he moved to Estonia where he lived for seven years and managed a Baltic property fund. He is currently the CEO and founder of property investment platform Brickowner.

Lord Bristol is Patron of several organisations, including the Gwrych Castle Preservation Trust; the Athenaeum, Bury St Edmonds; and the Friends of West Suffolk Hospital. He is Vice President of Friends of the Suffolk Record Office, Trustee of General Sir William Hervey’s Charitable Trust, and founder, Trustee, and Chairman of the Ickworth Church Conservation Trust.

Gwrych Castle is a country house near Abergele, north Wales. The castle was last open to the public in 1985 and thereafter it started to decline. It was bought in 1989 by Nick Tavaglione, an American businessman, for £750,000, but his plans to renovate the building were not carried out. The castle was extensively looted and vandalised. It is currently open for guided and self-guided tours but part of the site is closed due to some dangerous parts of the castle.

During the period of Tavaglione’s ownership, historian Mark Baker campaigned for the castle to be brought back to its days of glory – a campaign that Mark started when he was twelve years old. Baker was instrumental in forming the Gwrych Castle Preservation Trust who lobbied Conwy County Borough Council to compulsorily purchase the property, eventually placing enough pressure on the American owner, who put it up for sale in March 2006.

City Services Ltd, trading as Clayton Homes and Clayton Hotels, bought the castle in January 2007 for £850,000, after it failed to reach its £1.5 m reserve price at the 2 June 2006 auction. On 30 April 2007, Clayton Hotels announced a 3-year project, costing £6,000,000, to renovate the castle and convert it into a 90-bedroom 5-star hotel, creating 100 jobs. The project was subject to planning permission, but had the support of the Trust. Clayton Hotels spent about half a million pounds on its plans, clearing the site and rebuilding areas. After Clayton Hotels was placed in administration, new developers obtained fresh planning permission in November 2012 from Conwy County Borough Council for the castle to be converted into a luxury hotel. On 13th June 2018, Gwrych Castle and its estate was sold to Gwrych Castle Preservation Trust, enabled by a grant from the National Heritage Memorial Fund.

Mark Baker (born 16 April 1985) is an architectural historian who became a Welsh Conservative Party Conwy County Borough Councillor in May 2017. Baker was educated at Rydal Penrhos School, Colwyn Bay, then at Bangor University, 2003-06 and then he completed an MA and PhD at Cardiff University. Baker was made a member of the National Trust Committee for Wales in 2009 (later renamed the Wales Advisory Board). In 1997, Baker founded ASFOG (A Society For the Friends of Gwrych). The organisation changed its name in 2001 to Gwrych Castle Preservation Trust and became a registered charity. Baker was made the youngest honorary life member of SAVE Britain’s Heritage as a result of his efforts with regard to Gwrych Castle. Among Mark Baker’s many adventures, he contributed to the appearance of Plas Teg near Mold on ‘Obsessive Compulsive Cleaners: Country House Rescue’, Channel 4 in July 2015. His volume A Royal Home in Wales: Llwynywermod was the first book to explore the history of Carlo’s home in Wales, which he had purchased in 2006. The book was commissioned by the Welsh Historic Gardens Trust. In March 2013, Baker was appointed historical researcher for the S4C TV series, Y Plas. In November 2013, to coincide with the broadcast of the TV series, a book titled Y Plas: The Story of the Welsh Country House was published, co-authored by Baker, Dewi Gregory and Sian Price. 

Baker worked with US singer and musician Linda Lamb on a collection of songs based on the poems of Margaret Sandbach of Denbighshire, which was released as an album in 2012. With the aid of an Arts Council Wales grant, Baker and Gregory wrote a book based on Margaret’s life, published in 2013. 

In 2012, Baker led a Cardiff University archaeological dig at Plas Brynkir, Dolbenmaen. Since 2006, Mark Baker has been developing artistic collaborations with a variety of artists for work with historic sites. Notably, Ceri Leeder of Eglwysbach, Conwy, has worked several times with Baker, providing the cover images for ‘Llwynywermod: A Royal Home in Wales and Plas Brynkir’, Dolbenmaen. Antonia Dewhurst has also had a long-standing collaboration with Baker and her photography has been featured in ‘Margaret Sandbach: A Tragedy in Marble’ and ‘Ink, Y Plas: The Story of the Welsh Country House’. North Wales artist, Liz Bolloten, contributed several paintings of Plas Brynkir, which were featured during an exhibition at Golan, Dolbenmaen, Gwynedd, in December 2014.

In 2014, Baker collaborated with Marc Rees for ‘The Artwork of J. Walkter Richards’, which had been discovered by Baker in 2013, was featured in displays throughout Llandudno for the duration of the LLAWN02 festival. On 1 September 2008, Forgotten Welsh Houses was published, sponsored by the Georgian Group and SAVE Britain’s Heritage. To coincide with this release, the Georgian Group commissioned Baker to research and write Welsh Country Houses Illustrated. Baker has been involved with the restoration of Hay Castle, Hay-on-Wye and has presented at the Hay Festival.

OK. The network of gwerin and paedophiles’ friends associated with Gwyrch Castle and Mark Baker is so impressive that they are worthy of a blog post in themselves. I simply cannot do justice to them here, so I’ll just make a few observations:

Jac O’ The North’s blog has provided some excellent exposes of the massive scam which is the ‘restoration of historic properties’ industry in Wales. It usually involves relatively well-heeled people with not very impressive academic backgrounds in archaeology doubling up as historic preservation charidees and then milking public funds for their ‘restoration’ projects while picking up lucrative sidelines such as media work. Mark Baker has a degree in archaeology from Bangor University, which he completed in the School of History in Bangor which heaved with gwerin who had links to people involved in the North Wales Child Abuse Scandal and who subsequently took part in the Plot To Overthrow Merfyn, although Merfyn had previously been Head of School and was very helpful to many of them. Baker was doing his degree while the Revolution was being planned.

Conwy County Borough Council is a hot bed of corruption and gwerin and for decades was one of the hubs facilitating organised abuse in north Wales. The Director of Conwy Social Services was Joanna Griffiths, who is married to Aled Griffiths aka the Buffet Slayer, a lecturer at Bangor University who was at the centre of the Get Merfyn posse. The Slayer’s sister is Gwenan Carrington, who as Director of Gwynedd Social Services presided over neglect and abuse and the Slayer’s brother Huw is a grossly incompetent solicitor who used to sit in Bangor Magistrates Court in the 1980s and 90s and watch victims of the gang fitted up. That’s just the Slayer’s immediate family; his friends are legion and just as impressive and include Hywel Williams, the Plaid MP for Arfon, a former psychiatric social worker who worked with Dafydd et al and then became the Director of the Welsh medium social work course at Bangor University. See previous posts for more information on all of these people.

Mark Baker went to Rydal Penrhos School, which has not only been the subject of a sexual abuse scandal dating back to the 1980s, but has many high profile alumni who are wheeled out as reinforcements when the gang are under investigation again, as they have been since 2011. The star of the show from Rydal is William Roache aka ‘Ken Barlow’ from Coronation Street; Roache’s son Linus went to Rydal as well. William Roache was appointed Patron of St David’s Hospice when Alun Davies became CEO of St David’s Hospice. Davies took that job after decades of NHS senior management posts in the mental health services in Gwynedd when the suicides and scandals at the Hergest Unit could no longer be concealed or blamed on any other manager. Davies is the man who has featured so often in previous blog posts in terms of his forging of documents, perjury, bullying of staff etc. Davies is famed for his charidee work in north Wales which I was told years ago was a cover for his corruption. St David’s Hospice was established and run by the paedophiles’ friends and still is (see post ‘The CEOs Of St David’s Hospice’). Why Ken Barlow ever agreed to touch that gang of crooks who were directly involved with the abuse of children and psych patients I cannot fathom, but then Marcus Brigstocke, Paul Merton and Phil Jupitus were all happy to put on a fund raising concert when asked by Davies. See previous posts. Davies told me that if I attended any charidee event organised by St David’s Hospice, he would have me arrested. He said that not long after his previous attempt to have me imprisoned on the basis of his perjury and the perjury of seven of his NHS colleagues had fallen apart on the first day of the trial.

The National Trust are not only well-known for their scams to assist the owners of stately homes, but Dafydd’s gang have been on good terms with the National Trust for years. Penrhyn Castle, owned by the National Trust, used to run a summer work scheme in the 1980s, which offered low paid casual jobs to local ‘disadvantaged’ people, overseen by Wing Commander I.H. Panton, who ‘understood’ mental illness. Everyone on the scheme were victims of the gang, who chatted away in front of the Wing Commander about their wrongful arrests and imprisonment and assaults at the hands of Dafydd and those we know and love. They did have a laugh there, I heard all about it (see previous posts), but it was certainly a very effective way of isolating and containing a group of witnesses to the most serious crimes. There was only one thing that the workers in the garden of Penrhyn Castle never did: they never accepted an invitation to go up the clock tower with Johnny Banana. Because Johnny Banana tried to sexually assault people if they went up the clock tower with them. Johnny Banana was as famous as Dirty Dick. Dirty Dick wasn’t working in the gardens at Penrhyn Castle, Dirty Dick used to travel on the buses around Caernarfon. I was never in receipt of the gen re Dirty Dick, but I did know all about Johnny Banana and a few other people famed for their degeneracy, all of whom had learned it at the hands of Dafydd et al. They weren’t born like it, no matter what crap is spouted about Genes and Neural Pathways.

The National Trust have now come out of the closet re being part of Dafydd’s gang and Lucille Hughes works – or was working – at Penrhyn Castle. See previous posts for more National Trust links with Dafydd et al, including those at the highest levels of the NT.

S4C is run by the gwerin and paedophiles’ friends and Arts Council Wales is pretty much in the same category, which leaves a very big question mark over the head of Professor Dai, Owen Smith’s dad, who has been a leading light in the Welsh Arts Council for years.

Margaret Sandbach, the ‘renowned poet and novelist’ from Denbighshire, who is a subject of interest – as is her house – from Mark Baker, Linda Lamb and Arts Council Wales, is the ancestor of some even more renowned people, including Antoinette Sandbach, the Tory MP for Eddisbury and a former Tory AM.

Stained Glass Window Depicting Margaret Sandbach:

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Stained Glass Window Depicting Antoinette Sandbach:

The poet and novelist Antoinette Sandbach had spent her whole career working as a criminal barrister in London until she was suddenly overcome with hiraeth as demands began to be made for the police to reopen the criminal investigation into the North Wales Child Abuse Scandal. Antoinette rushed back to north Wales to take a low paid job on the family farm – as she later explained to ‘Cheshire Life’ – and hey presto within weeks she found herself working in the law practice of David Jones, Tory MP for Clwyd West, who along with the Slayer’s brother, used to sit in Bangor Magistrates Court in the 1980s and 90s and watch Dafydd et al fit up their victims. Soon Antoinette found herself sitting in the Senedd as an AM ‘representing the farmers of north Wales’, but she was soon up and off to a Westminster seat in Cheshire, where she is presumably representing farmers even richer than her dad.
Antoinette’s dad, Ian Mackeson Sandbach, was another renowned poet and novelist, who served as the most senior Freemason in north Wales throughout the years of murders of witnesses and the Waterhouse Inquiry. Antoinette’s grandma, Geraldine, was President of the Denbigh branch of the Royal College of Midwives and oversaw the illegal abortions and the abduction and disappearance of the babies of the rape victims who found themselves in the North Wales Hospital Denbigh. Other ancestors of Antoinette’s were renowned slave owners in the West Indies as well as poets and novelists. See previous posts for further details of Antoinette and her renowned ancestors and post ‘The Right Honorable David Jones MP’ for more background on David who, like Antoinette’s dad, is a Freemason with many close friends who are dishonest, who found it in his heart to give Antoinette the farm labourer a job as a lawyer.
The jewel in the crown of Baker’s efforts is, I note, Carlo. Furthermore, Baker played a central role in that Dolbenmaen project just when I was living some four miles down the road from Dolbenmaen. While I lived there, someone let themselves into my car at night on several occasions, someone got into my house while I was out and one night when I was in bed, a man tried to get in through the front door. My dog saw him off which was the only reason that I even knew that anyone was on the property. In the winter I used to leave the house for work before dawn, but one day I was delayed. When daylight broke, I found a collection of obstacles and a piece of nylon string stretched across the end of my drive and had I not been delayed, I’d have driven into all of it in the dark. Then there was the man driving at speed who tried to run me off the road one morning just after I’d left the house…
I don’t know why the horse’s head didn’t turn up in my bed, perhaps the poets and novelists behind it all were too busy applying for an Arts Council Wales.

 

I have no idea who Mark Baker’s colleague Antonia Dewhurst is, there was a butchers in Bangor called Dewhurst, she’s probably the heir to the butcher.

 

In 1998 John Jermyn sold his right to occupy the East Wing of Ickworth House. After his death in 1999, the 8th Marquess vigorously criticised the National Trust for not reselling what would have been the remaining term of that leasehold to him, arguing that John Jermyn could only sell his own life interest, not that of his descendants. This was disputed by the National Trust who have since converted the East Wing into a hotel. However, in 2009 Sir Simon Jenkins, the National Trust’s new Chairman, stated, “I think it is in our interest for the Marquesses of Bristol to be living there.”

Sir Simon was the Editor of ‘The Times’, 1990-92, during the first police investigation into the possible existence of a paedophile ring in north Wales/Cheshire, while I was dragged through the High Court and had my career ruined, as did my friends and when the gwerin declared war on Graham Day, the senior sociologist at Bangor University and were assisted by ‘The Guardian’ publishing lies about Graham. See post ‘Badlands’. Sir Simon has a second – or some allege that it is a third – home at Aberdyfi in Gwynedd. Aberdyfi is a very nice place but because it is so nice, no local people can afford to live there. Houses in the surrounding countryside are cheaper, but still too expensive for many locals because there is very little work in the area, except for summer jobs in the cafes and hotels serving drinks to Simon and his friends. Not so long ago Simon penned an article in one of the broadsheets explaining that people’s offspring have no right to live near their parents, if the area is too expensive for them that’s just hard luck. Simon’s own children will be able to afford to live next to one of their dad’s multiple homes, even the one in Aberdyfi. The cleaners that the Jenkins’ clan will need can be bussed in from Dolgellau or Machynlleth, the houses there are just about still affordable. Much of the cleaners’ wages will go on the bus fare, but they can always claim Sliding Scale Universal Credit Which Makes Work Pay. Sir Simon can continue to write articles explaining why he has the right to price them out of their place of origin and be paid a hefty whack for doing so.

Just before I left Bangor University, Sir Simon was made an Honorary Fellow at the Graduation Ceremony of Dysfunction. Merfyn had given up and gone and the Registrar Dr David Roberts did a fantastic job of presiding over the ceremony without letting the new graduates know that anything was amiss, although the gwerin were letting bombs off everywhere. Key gwerin and paedophiles’ friends hogged front row seats and glowered at my friends and I throughout the ceremony; and the Buffet Slayer had conspired with the gwerin to receive an award for Teaching Excellence, so students could be heard yelling ‘Aled fucking Griffiths has been given a Teaching Fellowship, he never even turns up to give us our lectures’.

Sir Simon was given his Fellowship by the loathed Stephanie Marriott, Head of the School of Creative Industries. Marriott was a nightmare, she ferociously bullied a Jewish lecturer and so obviously tried to block his promotion; he could have brought a case for both racial and sexual harassment had he so chosen. Marriott also tried to block my salary when part of it was for a joint project carried out with the Jewish lecturer, by refusing to sign the required paperwork and then made a complaint of bullying against me when I challenged her about it. Marriott’s complaint about me involved her leaning on another member of staff to lie about me and they later fessed up and ended up in tears. Marriott’s husband was one of the UCU reps and a Committed Marxist.

Marriott targeted another member of staff as well as the Jewish lecturer and I, Llion Iwan. Her conduct towards Llion was appalling and the Jewish lecturer was one of the few who was brave enough to say this publicly. Llion’s father is Dafydd Iwan and his uncle is Alun Ffred, who was then the Plaid AM for Arfon. Alun Ffred publicly announced to third parties that he would get rid of Marriott. We all waited in hope. It didn’t happen. What did happen was that Alun Ffred joined the War On Merfyn. Alun Ffred co-ordinated with Elfed Roberts and others in this. Elfed was a member of Bangor University’s Council and was the Chairman of the NW Wales NHS Trust who unlawfully refused me NHS services and repeatedly had me wrongfully arrested. Elfed had previously been the Assistant Chief Constable of the North Wales Police but left under a big cloud re allegations of corruption. See previous posts. Marriott never moderated her behaviour and Llion left Bangor University for a plum job at S4C. Alun Ffred formerly worked for S4C in senior roles and Dafydd Iwan is a good mate of S4C as well.

Marriott was given a job as a senior academic at Bangor University despite being very obviously unsuitable for it and in possession of a laughably mediocre CV. While Marriott was Head of the School of Creative Industries at Bangor, outstanding young academics were turned down for jobs and hopelessly inadequate people appointed. It became so obvious, that media academics in other universities were asking if there was someone with an agenda to wreck Bangor’s attempts to build on their Creative Industries/Media base. Indeed there was and Marriott had been sent as the vehicle to do this. Whether Marriott knew that I’m not sure, she was so dim and nasty that she could destroy a university all by herself uninstructed.

This was the problem Dafydd Iwan/Alun Ffred:

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Marriott had previous as a long-serving mediocrity at Stirling University which was under the domain of Gordon’s pal Lord Jack McConnell – who has been shafting my friends who were at Stirling University as students with Lord Jack since they graduated – so someone thought that Bangor University could do with her…

See previous posts for more Marriott, Sir Simon and Lord Jack fun…

 

On 11 May 2018 Sir Simon’s mate Lord Bristol married Meredith Dunn, an American art consultant, in a Roman Catholic wedding at the Brompton Oratory.

 

Eric Hobsbawm, the father of Gordon’s wife’s friend and business partner, attended King’s College, Cambridge from 1936, where Eric was elected to the Cambridge Apostles.

Bertrand Russell and the philosopher G.E. Moore joined the Apostles as students, as did John Maynard Keynes, who invited Ludwig Wittgenstein to join. Wittgenstein did not enjoy it and attended infrequently. Russell had been worried that Wittgenstein would not appreciate the group’s unseriousness and style of humour. Wittgenstein was admitted in 1912 but resigned almost immediately because ‘he could not tolerate the level of the discussion on the Hearth Rug’; although they took Wittgenstein back in the 1920s when he returned to Cambridge. Wittgenstein ‘also had trouble tolerating the discussions in the Moral Sciences Club’.

Bertrand Russell was known to be a sexual predator and demanded that Top Doctors certify his son John when John stated that Russell was having sex with John’s wife. It was subsequently revealed that Russell and John’s wife had an affair. Russell was much bothered by close family relatives who were a great trial to him because of their madness, including his granddaughter Lucy, who burnt herself to death in her late 20s, after suffering from schizophrenia for years. As a child, Lucy had spent a lot of time in the care of Russell after Russell declared that Lucy’s dad John was far too mad to bring up his own daughter. When she was in her teens Lucy told people that her grandfather’s behaviour towards her was upsetting her, including the way that he kissed her. Lucy acquired a boyfriend when she began university and Russell did his best to break the relationship up. He then cut Lucy off completely, emotionally and financially, which was when Angels and Top Doctors realised that Lucy had schizophrenia. After Lucy’s death, Russell explained to everyone that Lucy had killed herself as a peace protest. Lucy’s friends stated that Lucy was in a terrible way and had been for years. I haven’t read the view of the Top Doctors on Lucy’s suicide, they probably didn’t even notice it. See post ‘So Who Was Angry About What?’

Bertrand Russell had the symptoms of tertiary syphilis. Whether anyone noticed when they were all on the Hearth Rug or at the Moral Sciences Club I don’t know.

The Apostles became well known outside Cambridge in the years before the WW I because of so many members of the Bloomsbury Set were Apostles who had enjoyed activities on the Hearth Rug together, including Keynes, Leonard Woolf, Lytton and James Strachey, G.E. Moore, E.M. Forster and Rupert Brooke.

I don’t know whether Dafydd was ever invited onto the Hearth Rug, but a Hergest Unit patient rang him up pretending to be from the Daily Mail wanting to write a feature on him. Dafydd was up for it and it was explained that the Mail would like a photo of Dafydd. Naked on a bear skin rug, looking rather coy. Dafydd slammed the phone down.

The Apostles came to public attention again following the exposure of the Cambridge spy ring in 1951. Three Cambridge graduates with access to the top levels of British Gov’t – Guy Burgess, an MI6 officer and Secretary to the Deputy Foreign Minister, Donald MacLean, Foreign Office Secretary and Kim Philby, MI6 officer and journalist – were eventually found to have passed information to the KGB. Burgess was an Apostle. In 1963, Michael Straight, also an Apostle, admitted to a covert relationship with the Soviets and named Anthony Blunt, MI5 officer and art adviser to Lilibet, as his recruiter and a Soviet spy. Blunt acknowledged his own treason. Several other Apostles have been accused of being Soviet agents, including Victor Rothschild, 3rd Baron Rothschild, who was a friend to both Burgess and Blunt. In the 1930s when Guy Burgess and Anthony Blunt were elected as Apostles, the membership was mainly Marxist. Goronwy Rees, who served as the Principal of what became Abersytwyth University for a short time in the 1950s, was linked with the Cambridge spy ring and has been outed as a double agent himself, although some of his friends and relatives robustly denied this. Goronwy’s brother Geraint Rees was a High Court judge in Wales and one of Ronnie Waterhouse’s network. See previous posts eg. ‘A Bit More Paleontology’.

Anthony Blunt was knighted in 1956, but was stripped of his knighthood in 1979 after Thatch publicly named him as a spy, his confession having been kept secret before then. Amidst the muddy waters of the investigations and inquiries into the VIP paedophile ring that operated at the Kincora Boys’ Home, one of the few things that has been acknowledged was that Anthony Blunt was part of it. Another person definitely involved was Dr Morris Fraser, the paedophile child psychiatrist who was allowed to continue practising after appearing in front of the GMC in the wake of a conviction for molesting a boy. The barrister involved in Fraser’s case was Patrick Mayhew, who, years later as Attorney General, authorised the prosecutions of me for contempt of court on the basis of the perjury of Tony and Sadie Francis and others, although the MDU and Ann Ball, the solicitor representing the Drs Francis, knew that they had perjured themselves.

Dr Morris Fraser subsequently relocated to England and worked at Springfield Hospital, the mental health unit attached to St George’s Hospital Medical School and UCL. I was forced out of my job at St George’s as a result of charges brought against me my Tony and Sadie Francis; when the charges were withdrawn in early 1991, the contempt of court case in the spring of 1991 was brought against me. I had recently been a patient at Springfield Hospital, was discharged with no follow up care and told to go back to north Wales ‘because they knew me’ there, by Professor Nigel Eastman. Nigel Eastman is a friend and colleague of St Helena Kennedy and St Helena pays tribute to Nigel in her book ‘Eve Was Framed’.

She's something of a cunt, ain't she doc?

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In Dec 1986, Professor Oliver Brooke, a paediatrician at St George’s was jailed for the possession of child porn. Ollie was a key figure in the pan-European paedophile gang of which Dafydd et al were part. Ollie’s mates, one of which was Prof Geoffrey Chamberlain, remained at St George’s facilitating the gang.

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In the late 1980s, a group of Wimmin established a charidee called WISH, (Women In Special Hospitals), to support and campaign on behalf of wimmin in high security hospitals. WISH publicised the fact that huge numbers of those women had been the victims of sexual assault and were only in high security hospitals because they repeatedly tried to kill themselves and mainstream hospitals had refused to treat them, but WISH remained silent about the number of those wimmin who had been sexually abused as children in care or in the mental health system itself. WISH also remained silent about the assaults on those wimmin while they were in the high security hospitals. They did not raise any concerns when Jimmy Savile was appointed to a senior management role in Broadmoor Hospital and they did not speak out about Savile assaulting patients in Broadmoor, even when two female patients killed themselves as result. See previous posts eg. ‘Close Your Eyes And Make A WISH’. Some of the victims of Dafydd and his gang were sent to high security hospitals and from the late 1980s onward, Tony Francis, Dafydd et al maintained that I should be placed in a high security institution and gathered ‘evidence’ without my knowledge in an attempt to achieve this.

St Helena was involved with WISH. When the Presiding judge in the spring 1991 contempt of court case against me – which was heard at the Royal Courts of Justice in The Strand, only the best for me – refused to jail me, as I left the Court, I was waylaid by a group of Wimmin protesters, including some who were working with WISH. They asked for my support with regard to a case that was being heard in a neighbouring court that day involving Sara Thornton. The Thornton case was a famous one; Sara Thornton killed her husband, Malcolm Thornton, a violent policeman and received a substantial prison sentence. St Helena represented Sara and managed to get her released on appeal, but not at the hearing which took place when I was at the Royal Courts, that appeal was unsuccessful. The case made St Helena’s name as a Wimmin’s Champ, because St Helena successfully argued that in the case of someone like Sara, provocation needn’t necessarily be the victim blowing a gasket on the spot, it could be the cumulative effect of sustained violence and abuse. The case was highly contentious, with opponents of St Helena pointing to Sara’s own long history of violence and much evidence suggesting that her husband was a scumbag but that Sara had in fact carried out a well-planned premeditated murder. See previous posts.

The protesting Wimmin in The Strand won’t have known about my case, but I’m fairly sure that St Helena did. I am not someone who wanted to see Sara Thornton languish in prison for years, but what’s the betting that representing the former wife of a violent – and almost certainly corrupt – police officer was going to be easier and more fruitful for St Helena than speaking up about what was happening to me or any of those Wimmin (or indeed men) who were sitting in high security institutions because they had complained about a Top Doc or a member of the Westminster Paedophile Ring? Dafydd’s gang ran the high security Ashworth Hospital, where one patient was beaten to death by Angels. The murder was investigated by Dafydd’s mate Professor Robert Bluglass, who’s investigating team consisted of a senior Angel from his own clinic in Birmingham and a senior Angel from Clwyd Health Authority who was facilitating Dafydd’s gang himself. See previous posts.

Ashworth was the centre of two Public Inquiries during the 1990s. It was admitted that there were serious problems and severe brutality towards patients, but it was all blamed on Dangerous Mental Patients, not a trafficking gang facilitated by the Top Docs who were running the hospital. See previous posts eg. ‘Security, Security’.

 

In 1993, I wrote to Michael Mansfield QC about the abuses of Gwynedd social workers. I received a one sentence reply. St Helena worked in Took’s Court Chambers with Michael Mansfield. Michael Mansfield worked on cases involving terrorist cases with solicitor Gareth Peirce. Gareth Peirce worked for Birnberg & Co, who represented Mary Wynch in the early 1980s, when Mary sued Dafydd and the gang and won the first part of her case. See previous posts for info re Gareth Peirce. Then the legal world abandoned Mary and left her to be ruined by Michael Howard when he was Home Secretary (see post ‘The Mary Wynch Case – Details’).

Julia Hobsbawm maintains contact with people in north Wales with whom it is worth her while to maintain contact and at one of Julia’s dos at the Portmeirion Hotel some years ago, St Helena was a guest of honour.

Previous posts have discussed the corrupt Independent Advocacy Association which was the Patients’ Voice at the Hergest Unit. The IAA refused to support patients making serious complaints because ‘the Health Authority funds this service’. At the time the suicide rate for women in that geographical area was the second highest in England and Wales; the highest was for Camden. One of the Independent Advocates who’s head was stuck particularly deeply into the sand – which was why she was appointed to select and train new advocates – was a woman called Marilyn. Marilyn subsequently had a breakdown, after her own partner committed suicide. In the wake of the distress and scandal, Marilyn was found a new job, as a Senior Advocate at Broadmoor Hospital. While Savile was still running the place. Savile visited both Ashworth and Bryn Estyn – one boy at Bryn Estyn alleged that Savile was present when the boy was subjected to a gang rape – both institutions run by Dafydd’s gang.

 

I would very much like to know who arranged that job for Marilyn. Does anyone from WISH happen to know?

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With regard to this genocide supported by the extreme fuckwittery of friends of Eric Hobsbawm’s daughter, Eric the Revolutionary remained silent. Eric who’s main home was in er Camden – but the posh bit, Camden consists of two worlds –  and who’s daughter went to Camden High School for Girls with Sarah Brown. Julia and Sarah weren’t the sort of wimmin who were killing themselves while in the care of the mental health services in Camden.

St Helena is a Roman Catholic who grew up in Glasgow and since 1986 has been married to surgeon Iain Hutchison; Miranda made her Baroness St Helena in 1997 and she sits as a Labour peer.

 

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  • St Helena is Chancellor of Sheffield Hallam University; she was preceded by Lord Robert Winston, another New Labour peer who knows all about the research fraud perpetrated by his colleagues at Hammersmith Hospital, as well as the Westminster Paedophile Ring, particularly the branches facilitated by Dafydd and the linked gang at St George’s. Somebody needs to find out what is going on at Sheffield Hallam University. St Helena’s appointment as Chancellor of Sheffield Hallam University was announced in Nov 2018.

 

Corrupt Professional People linked to Dafydd’s network: When you are in need of yet another public appointment, feel free to send me details of your most sordid deeds and I will be happy to blog about them. Yet another role as Patron of a dodgy charidee working for abused wimmin or children or a Chancellor of a university with matters to hide will not be far away. If you supply me with evidence of your direct involvement with child abuse or sex crimes in High Places, I can probably get you a peerage if you haven’t already bagged one. You won’t even have to have sex with me a la Lords Rennard and Lester.

 

Hobsawm received his PhD from Cambridge University and served with the Royal Engineers and the Army Educational Corps during WW II.  Hobsbawm’s first marriage was to Muriel Seaman in 1943. They divorced in 1951. His second marriage was to one of his students, Marlene Schwarz, with whom he had two children, Julia and Andy. Hobsbawm also had an out-of-wedlock son, Joshua Bennathan, who died in November 2014.

In 1947, Hobsbawm became a lecturer at Birkbeck, University of London, eventually holding a Chair, 1970-82 and was then appointed an Emeritus Professor in 1982 and served as President of Birkbeck from 2002 until his death.

Birkbeck is part of the University of London and for years Lord Brian Flowers reigned supreme at London University. Flowers grew up in Swansea, remained loyal to his old muckers in Wales and oversaw the rampant research fraud and serious organised crime which pervaded the London Medical Schools during the 1970s, 80s and 90s. See previous posts.

Hobsbawm was a Fellow of King’s College, Cambridge, 1949-55. Hobsbawm claimed that there was a weaker version of McCarthyism that took hold in Britain and affected Marxist academics: “you didn’t get promotion for 10 years, but nobody threw you out”. Hobsbawm ‘was also denied a lectureship at Cambridge by political enemies and, given that he was also blocked for a time from a Chair at Birkbeck for the same reasons, spoke of his good fortune at having got a post at Birkbeck in 1948 before the Cold War really started to take off’.

Conservative commentator David Pryce-Jones questions the existence of such career obstacles. So do I. Eric Hobsbawm was never hampered in the way that I was or my friends, including Brown. Indeed Brown was hampered by Uncle Harry’s dad, Prof Stuart Hall and other pals of Eric’s. Eric was an Apostle. Apostles of Eric’s vintage keep being outed as spies and double agents. Now Eric could have caused a great deal of trouble and precipitated the People’s Revolution that he claimed to desire so greatly if he had said a few things about matters Dafydd et al. He didn’t. Ever. Instead Eric did very nicely for himself, as did those in his immediate family and they became friends with the PM, while Eric moaned on about a career hindered by the Establishment. Which included a secure comfy job and then bit of a wait until he was given his Chair, but he wasn’t ever destitute, lobotomised or imprisoned was he? Eric was one of the most famous historians in the world, President of Birkbeck and he always got his work published. Eric’s claim to have been the subject of a witch-hunt by the Establishment is about as credible as Dafydd Iwan’s claim that MI5 were after him. No, they were after us.

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Hobsbawm helped found the journal ‘Past & Present’ in 1952. Hobsbawm was a visiting Professor at Stanford in the 1960s and in 1978 he became a Fellow of the British Academy. He was elected a Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1971 and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2006. Merfyn’s late wife Nerys who died under the care of Dafydd’s colleagues at the Walton Centre after she, Merfyn and one of Merfyn’s friends had spilt the paedophiles’ pints, was the ex-wife of Orlando Patterson, a Harvard Prof of Sociology who is popular with black elite groups in the US; Orlando is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (see posts ‘Right To Reply’, ‘The Bay of Pigs Invasion’, ‘Thought For The Day’ and ‘The Vermin Club’).     

 

Hobsbawm retired in 1982 but stayed as visiting Professor at the New School for Social Research in Manhattan, 1984-97. He was from 2002 until his death Professor Emeritus in the New School for Social Research in the Political Science Department.

Hobsbawm’s writing focused on the analysis of the political French Revolution and the British Industrial Revolution and saw their effect as a driving force behind the predominant trend towards liberal capitalism today. Another recurring theme in Hobsbawm’s work was social banditry, which Hobsbawm placed in a social and historical context, thus countering the traditional view of it being a spontaneous and unpredictable form of primitive rebellion.

Outside of his academic writing, Hobsbawm wrote a regular column (under the pseudonym Francis Newton, taken from the name of Billie Holiday’s communist trumpet player, Frankie Newton) for the ‘New Statesman’ as a jazz critic and from time to time about popular music such as with his “Beatles and before” article.

Previous posts have detailed the adventures that Brown and I had with Leslie Gore the Offensive Therapist and Naomi Grunfell the Mad Teacher whom Brown met via ‘New Statesman’, who I have been since told were working undercover for the security services and sent to cause us maximum bother in 1984-85, when the Top Docs opened fire on us.

I have also discussed the man in Bangor who was offered money by George Melly to have sex with him although he was underage, when Melly the Jazz Legend stayed in Bangor after a gig at Theatre Gwynedd. This man’s dad was a prison officer who was ferociously violent towards him and as a young adult, George Melly’s target became involved with the really sordid end of the local drugs scene. So had he ever appeared as a witness re George Melly, he’d have been yet another ne’er do well who could not be believed. After a lifetime of media profiles characterising George Melly as a colourful character who was not afraid to discuss his open marriage or bisexuality, George Melly retired to Brecon. His sexual adventures with kids never received a mention, although he cheerily said in one interview not long before he died that there was nothing like the joy of feeling a young boy’s thigh. A la Savile’s boasts about handing a runaway girl over to the police but only after he’d spent the night with her first heh heh heh, it was simply ignored. But then so were Dafydd’s ‘jokes’ about having sex with animals and group sex with patients. Heh heh heh, as Dafydd chuckled at the time.

George Melly retired to the Brecon/Abergavenny area. There were people linked to Dafydd’s gang in that area and one of them was convicted for sexual assaults on kids in care from north Wales, who would be taken down to the Brecon area for holidays. Other people who retired to that area included: Adrianne Jones, the former Director of the City of Birmingham Social Services which placed kids in care in children’s homes in north Wales and who then acted as a social work adviser to John Major’s Gov’t and as an adviser to the Waterhouse Inquiry panel; Baroness Eirene White – daughter of the Principal of what became Aberystwyth University – the Labour MP for East Flintshire, 1950-70 and Deputy Speaker of the Lords, 1979-89. Lord Chief Justice Thomas Bingham, who did many a favour for Dafydd et al, lived nearby at Boughrood, Powys. See previous posts for the background on Adrianne, Eirene and Tom.

Billie Holiday’s 1939 classic ‘Strange Fruit’, originated as a poem written by Jewish-American writer, teacher and songwriter Abel Meeropol, under his pseudonym Lewis Allan, as a protest against lynchings.

Meeropol cited this photograph of the lynching of Thomas Shipp and Abram Smith, August 7, 1930, as inspiring his poem.

‘We didn’t know.’

Another name on the jazz scene Who Knew About Dafydd et al was Dr Dannie Abse the Top Doc and poet, who’s whole family were facilitating the Westminster Paedophile Ring, particularly his brother Leo, a south Wales Labour MP from a Jewish family and a close friend of the child molester George Thomas (see post ‘O Jones, O Jones’). Labour Party-supporting Wimmin’s Champ and Top Doctor Wendy Savage was married to a jazz musician; Wendy was a friend of Prof Geoffrey Chamberlain at St George’s Hospital Medical School, who was perpetrating research fraud and concealing the trafficking ring at St George’s as well as Dafydd’s gang in north Wales (see eg. post ‘Now Then…’). Wendy worked at the London Hospital in Tower Hamlets which was the location of another gang linked to Dafydd et al. See previous posts. Some of the Top Docs at St George’s favoured Ronnie Scott’s as a place in which to hang out.

Other well-known jazz fans include:

Kenneth Clarke

as well as this social bandit, photographed smacking someone in the chops while on the election campaign trail in north Wales, after he’d been traumatised by an egg hitting him on the shoulder:

Prezza: it was only an egg, politicians are natural targets for eggs, bottles of ink, purple flour etc. It’s not as if you were 14 and being gang raped in Bryn Estyn was it?

Prezza came from north Wales and studied at Ruskin College at the same time as Matt Arnold taught at Ruskin and Peter Howarth studied there (see post ‘A Study In Tyranny’). Arnold and Howarth both worked at Axwell Park Approved School in Gateshead, where boys were abused. The paedophile gang in the area was concealed by Ernest Armstrong, MP for North West Durham, 1964-87. Ernest was succeeded in the seat by his daughter, Hilary Armstrong, now Baroness Hilary, who was a member of Miranda’s inner circle. Miranda was pals with Ernest as well; Ernest helped Miranda the London barrister, pupil of the corrupt George Carman QC who was concealing Dafydd and the Westminster Paedophile Ring, end up in that safe seat in Sedgefield. In 1973, Matt Arnold and Peter Howarth relocated to Bryn Estyn where they helped run the trafficking ring. Arnold died of an ‘unspecified blood disease’ on 4 June 1994. On 13 June 1994 Howarth’s trial for a series of sex assaults on boys in care in north Wales began. Howarth was convicted and sentenced to 10 years in prison on 8 July 1994. Miranda became leader of the Labour Party on 21 July 1994. See previous posts.

From May 1994 onwards, after I and Patient F met with two Mental Health Act Commissioners and told them that Dafydd was sexually abusing patients and that serious complaints were not being investigated, Dafydd, Tony Francis and the gang really began busting a gut to have me charged with a criminal offence, anything at all would do and they continued to write letters to third parties about my ‘dangerousness’. See post ‘The Banality Of Evil’.

In Nov 1994, Dafydd obtained an injunction against me from Liverpool High Court on the grounds of no evidence at all. Dafydd’s affidavit detailed a number of phone calls that F had made to him, in which F certainly took the piss but wasn’t threatening – one such call simply consisted of F blowing a raspberry down the phone at Dafydd or as Dafydd explained ‘impersonating the sound of a flatus’ – and an allegation from Dafydd that I had thrown a brick through his glass door at 3 am in the morning. I hadn’t and there was absolutely no evidence that I had. I have since been told that no-one threw the brick, Dafydd et al planted it, told the police that I had thrown it and this was recorded as fact. I wasn’t even told about it at the time. See previous posts ‘The Banality Of Evil’. Dafydd was represented by the MDU and they knew that there was no evidence against me.

Much more recently, I have been told that when Dafydd et al were gathering evidence of my murderous qualities, they contacted people who were known to me at school and at Bridgwater College where I did my A levels, who then willingly made statements about me, because they were associated with the gang which was operating in Bridgwater in the 1970s and 80s and linked to Dafydd’s. I’m not going to bother to spend time on these people, although some names have been given to me. It is utterly ludicrous; my school was not a posh one, it was a deeply troubled school where some kids were assaulted by some teachers and it hit the media on a few occasions in the wake of such incidents. What can be said of anyone who listens to the word of a gang of paedophiles in north Wales who were under investigation at the time and a related gang of clapped-out old teachers in Somerset who were working in a school with such a terrible reputation that virtually all professional people living in the catchment area did anything possible to send their kids to another school? Thirty-six statements I have been told. I couldn’t give a stuff, just look at who made them.

The only person whom I will name is Dr Lyn Branson, a particularly vile physics teacher from Bridgwater College. Brown’s mum used to look after Lyn’s little boy Ben, so Lyn Branson knew a great deal about what was happening to us in north Wales. Lyn had post-natal depression after having Ben which is how Brown’s mum ended up looking after him, so Lyn knew the Top Docs well. They certainly didn’t do her much good, but if they’d leaned on her she’d have never stood up to them. Brown and I were gobsmacked to find out some five years later that Lyn Branson knew a tutor at Newcastle University who was Brown’s brother’s tutor at the time and that Brown’s brother had been discussed with everyone. Brown’s brother was a witness to what had happened to us in north Wales, we were good mates with him and he used to come up and stay with us. Brown’s brother found this tutor so difficult that he withdrew from the course. After seeing conditions in Denbigh for himself (see post ‘Hey, Hey DAJ, How Many Kids Did You Kill Today?’), Brown’s brother was the target of a number of murder attempts. He eventually emigrated.

The University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne was concealing the gang in the north east linked to Dafydd et al, particularly Newcastle Medical School. The University and the city were substantially run by Lord John Walton, a corrupt Top Doc who Chaired the GMC, 1982-89 and the BMA, 1980-82, served as Warden of Green College, Oxford, 1983-89 and as the President of the Royal Society of Medicine, 1984-86. See previous posts. Walton was a mate of Dafydd’s and kept Dafydd et al out of trouble for years, as well as Dafydd’s colleagues who had previously worked in Newcastle, including Dr Neil Davies, Professor Bob Woods and Professor Mark Williams.

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After I was shafted at Surrey University where I worked in the Cancer Research Campaign team led by Prof Vincent Marks, the brother of the Chairman of the BMA at the time, John Marks – John Marks was doing battle with Ken Clarke when I worked for Vincent and the BMA were also giving legal advice to Tony Francis, Dafydd et al as to how to prosecute me although they knew how serious their wrongdoing was – my research was plagiarised and given to Professor Nicola Curtin at Newcastle, who subsequently published it with her own name on it. Curtin was not part of our team and neither was she one of the teams whom we were partnering. I have no idea why Vincent Marks decided that Nicola Curtin needed to be assisted by receiving my data; did Lord John Walton demand that data Vincent and was Fergus Lowe from Bangor involved, because he usually was at the root of such skulduggery? Newcastle was desperately building an empire on the back of its Global Leading Medical Research. Nicola is one of the Global Leaders at Newcastle, although I only found out about her being given my data relatively recently. At the time that my data was given to Nicola, one of the Profs at Newcastle who was researching lung cancer was funded by the tobacco industry. He was a mate of Professor Sir Nicholas Wright at Hammersmith Hospital, who was leading a team there involved with research fraud. Nick Wright’s research has been substantially funded by the CRC – now known as CR UK – and Nick also holds senior roles in CR-UK. See post ‘Oh, Lordy! It’s CR UK’ for further details of Nicola, Nick and their colleagues.

Professor Hugh Bentall the Famous Surgeon at Hammersmith was also involved in colluding with research fraud. See post ‘Interesting Facts’. Hugh Bentall is the dad of Professor Richard Bentall, a clinical psychologist who trained at UCNW with Dafydd and the gang and who married the daughter of Eifion Jones, the Dean of Science at UCNW, who was one of those colluding with the gang. Eifion’s daughter was a Plant Biology graduate of UCNW who then trained and worked as an Angel and taught for the OU and WEA. Richard Bentall has held Chairs at Bangor University, Liverpool University and Manchester University. See previous posts.

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Not only did Prezza study at Ruskin alongside two of the biggest abusers in the UK, but Prezza then completed a degree at Hull University, an institution concealing the Yorkshire gang which had links to Dafydd’s gang and others. Prezza served as the MP for Hull East, 1970-2010, although why the big meathead was ever selected as the candidate in the first place I’d like to know. Prezza crowned his achievements by being Deputy PM, 1997-2007 and then joined the St Helena, Lord Bob et al in the Lords in 2010, as a result of Sarah Brown’s Teddy Bear giving Prezza a peerage in the dissolution honours. They let anyone Who Knows in the Lords these days, even those too stupid and inarticulate to make speeches.

Prezza with Dennis Skinner Who Also Knows and was another student at Ruskin College (see previous posts):

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Dennis is not such a Beast that he ever blew the whistle on the gang in Derbyshire, where he was an MP – along with Edwina Currie, Margaret Beckett and her Caravan and Tony Benn – who were exchanging social care staff with Dafydd’s gang.
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On 7 May 2006, ‘The Sunday Times’ quoted Linda McDougall, wife of Austin Mitchell, as saying that in 1978 Prescott had pushed her “quite forcefully” against a wall and put his hand up her skirt as she opened the door for him to a meeting in her own house just after her husband became an MP; Prescott had not met McDougall before. Don’t worry Linda, it’s the traditional Neanderthal Greeting on Introduction to a Lady. Did you know that your husband Austin kept quiet about the paedophile gang in Hull just like all of his colleagues did? See previous posts.

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Other Hull University alumni in the Labour fold who concealed the crimes of Dafydd et al are David Hanson, PPS to Miranda in the years following the Waterhouse Report and when Dafydd’s gang had yet another go at framing me, that time for ‘threatening to kill’  – Hanson’s wife Margaret was a senior social worker for families and children for Cheshire Social Services when Dafydd’s gang ran riot in north Wales and Cheshire – and Tom Watson, Fattersley, Frank Field, and Chris Mullin. See previous posts. Labour MPs Kevin McNamara and Jon Trickett are also Hull graduates. Anthony Giddens who invented The Third Way for Miranda to follow is an alumnus of Hull, as is Nick Hardwick who after an entire career in the criminal justice system concealing the criminality of Dafydd et al became engulfed in scandal as Head of the Parole Board because the mess was so great (see previous posts). Allan Levy QC, who was also directly involved in concealing organised abuse including that linked to Dafydd’s gang, was an alumnus of Hull. Then there were the Hull University staff Who Were Involved, including the poet Philip Larkin (see eg. post ‘Come, Friendly Bombs’). Larkin’s mistress Monica was as bad as old Larkin; when not participating in those well-publicised spanking sessions with Philip, Monica worked at Leicester University where for years she kept the lid on the gang there which starred Greville Janner and was er directly linked to Dafydd et al. Monica lived down the road from Brown when Brown was being hampered by Uncle Harry’s nephew’s dad et al and Monica joined in the party. Jacob Brunowski, the father of Professor Lisa Jardine who really pushed the boat out to collude with the Top Doctors (see previous posts), was a member of staff at Hull, as was Richard Hoggart who was linked to a group of scholars who concealed Dafydd and linked gangs and the Marxist historian, John Saville, who was part of Hobsbawm’s network.

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The current Chancellor of Hull is not a Labour politician, she is a Tory who as a Health Minister and then Heath Secretary oversaw the concealing of some of the worst criminality in north Wales and elsewhere; it is the frequent star of this blog, former psychiatric social worker and long time ally of abusive Top Docs, Virginia Bottomley.

 

The Top Doctors (see post ‘An Expert From England’) and Leicester University Medical School were particularly active in concealing the gang in Leicester and the Westminster Paedophile Ring. Dickie and David Attenborough’s dad Frederick was the Principal of what later became Leicester University and Leicester University have dined out on famille Attenborough ever since. See previous posts. Lord Robert Kilpatrick, after many enjoyable years as Dean of Leicester Medical School overseeing the facilitating of the trafficking ring in Leicestershire, was then asked to become President of the GMC, 1989-95, just when Dafydd et al were in need of a Friend In A High Place. Kilpatrick remained at the top of the GMC batting all those complaints into the long grass and was President when the Chamberlain-Pearce research fraud scandal at St George’s erupted. Kilpatrick certainly got out and about and made friends with lots of influential people, partly via his membership of posh golf clubs. See post ‘Remember Girls – Never Get Into A Car With A Stranger!’.

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Among the many other fun people who worked at Leicester University at the time of Greville et al entertaining themselves with kids in care was Lisa Nandy’s dad, Dipak (see previous posts). Having Dipak as a dad isn’t as good as having Uncle Harry as an uncle, but Lisa had an ace up her sleeve; her granddad was Lord Frank Byers, the Liberal Party’s Chief Whip who, years before Jeremy Thorpe found himself on trial at the Old Bailey, was a member of the secret inquiry held by the Liberal Party into Thorpe’s past-times. Lord Frank Byers was so offensive to Norman Scott during the hearing that Norman walked out and went to the police, where he made a lengthy statement detailing all of his allegations against Jeremy. I expect that Lord Byers thought that Norman was a Nancy Boy. Lisa’s credentials are such that she was deemed acceptable by Uncle Harry’s nephew to be wheeled out as the Labour Party’s Asian Woman. Those very white homophobic genes from Lord Byers’ were quietly disregarded. Anthony Giddens passed through Leicester University, after his student years at Newcastle, on his way to being Director of the LSE and Miranda’s fave sociologist. See previous posts.

People at Leicester Poly must have known about Greville and friends as well, because the whole of Leicester was run for their benefit. Because Brown only worked at that institution years later by which time it was De Montfort University, I don’t know much about Leicester Poly in the 1970s and 80s, but when I lived in Gwynedd, at one time my neighbours were a retired senior academic from Leicester Poly and his family. They didn’t get on very well with everyone else; they were very high church and felt the need to try and encourage others in this which I can understand if they considered that they were onto a good thing, but the neighbours often weren’t interested so bad feeling developed. However I did make friends with their adult son who lived with them after having been diagnosed with mental health problems as a young man when he was at university. Nasty rumours were put around the local area and everything that he did was pathologised; he liked walking and used to walk into Caernarfon rather than go on the bus, so this was taken as a sign of him being a mad ‘loner’ and ooh possibly dangerous. He wasn’t, he was a very nice man but he had been subjected to so much hassle and grief that he just kept away from everyone. Some years before I knew him, he had been the subject of false allegations from some girls at Friars School, Bangor. Teachers and police were involved yet no-one could produce any evidence that he had done anything that he should not have.

Friars School educated many of the children of the gang; professionals living in Bangor often sent their kids there and the paedophiles’ friends had an iron grip on Friars school; the Normal College, which was run by the gang (see post ‘Thought For The Day’), trained many of the teachers at Friars. My neighbour’s son who was accused lived in a village near Caernarfon which was run by the gwerin; the GPs were paid up members of the gang and Dafydd Iwan lived in the area, while his son Llion told people that his mum was one of the few true ‘locals’ in the village. I expect that’s why people like my neighbour and I were the centre of false allegations was it Llion?? We can’t trace our genes back to the woolly mammoths of Waunfawr? Neither can your mother but she doesn’t know enough about molecular biology to understand that. As for your father appearing in the TV programme where they Tested His Genes and traced his line back to the Ancients Of Gwynedd, I’m sorry to say that they didn’t, he was conned, in exactly the same way that he would have been if they’d read his palm or got out the crystal ball.

I can see a Gwynedd County Councillor…and a corrupt judge who’s father was friends with the father of the Gwynedd County Councillor…and Liverpool Medical School is visible as well…

Dafydd Iwan is known for being a folk singer as well as the former Leader of Gwynedd County Council. In a previous post I discussed a group of folkies who used to play in the King’s Arms in Bangor during the 1980s. Among them was a mental health Angel and a lecturer at the Normal College who had previously taught at Friar’s School. That Angel definitely knew about the paedophile ring and I bet that the Normal College lecturer did as well. Friars School was a two tier establishment; not only did the kids of the gang members go there but so did the kids from Maesgeirchan, which was where the Ty’r Felin children’s home was located, which was trafficking kids to a variety of places, including Dolphin Square. See post ‘Are You Local?’ Maesgeirchan had one of the highest crime rates of any council estate in Wales and it was rough there, at least in one notorious part of Maesgeirchan. No-one ever seemed to ask why the crime and social problems on Maesgeirchan, in a corner of Gwynedd, were even worse than on bigger, urban estates in other parts of Wales.

 

Nigel Lawson was the Tory MP for Blaby, Leicestershire, 1974-92. Greville Janner’s social worker mate Frank Beck, who in 1991 was convicted of hundreds of offences against kids in care in Leicestershire throughout the 1970s and 80s and was jailed for life, was elected in 1983 as a Liberal Party Councillor to a seat on Blaby District Council, which Beck successfully defended in 1987.

Loughborough was within the area covered by the Leicestershire paedophile ring. Stephen Dorrell served as the Tory MP for Loughborough, 1979-97; Dorrell was Health Secretary under John Major, 1995-97, during the rising panic in north Wales as investigations continued and the desperation to convict patients, including me, reached new heights. See previous posts. Since 2010, the bland and dim Nicky Morgan has been the Tory MP for Loughborough. Some of Nicky’s older constituency party activists and constituents will have known about the ring. Morgan is a corporate lawyer who joined the Conservative Party as a teenager in 1989. She was the Chair of Wessex Young Conservatives, 1995-97, during which time Nicky knew some of those who knew what was happening to me in north Wales. Nicky was Vice-Chair of Battersea Conservatives, 1997 -99. Battersea was within the area served by the gang linked to Dafydd’s gang which operated out of Wandsworth Social Services/St George’s Hospital Medical School.

All aboard! When the general public start becoming sceptical about the claims of the Men Of Science and the Hampstead crowd refuse to have their kids vaccinated, the lid on the worst of the Top Docs still won’t be blown off because Eric the Revolutionary and his Bohemian Radical Friends are here to help!

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Eric Hobsbawm published numerous essays in various intellectual journals, dealing with subjects such as barbarity in the modern age

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the troubles of labour movements and the conflict between anarchism and communism. Among Hobsbawm’s final publications were Globalisation, Democracy and Terrorism (2007)

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As well as On Empire (2008) and the collection of essays How to Change the World: Marx and Marxism 1840–2011 (2011).

 

Hobsbawm joined the Sozialistischer Schülerbund (Association of Socialist Pupils), an offshoot of the Young Communist League of Germany, in Berlin in 1931 and the Communist Party in 1936. He was a member of the Communist Party Historians Group from 1946 until its demise and subsequently President of its successor, the Socialist History Society until his death. The Soviet invasion of Hungary in 1956 led most of its members to leave the British Communist Party – but Hobsbawm, unique among his notable colleagues, remained in the party.

Hobsbawm signed an historians’ letter of protest against the Soviet invasion of Hungary and was strongly in favour of the Prague Spring. Hobsbawm was later a leading light of the Eurocommunist faction in the Communist Party of GB that began to gather strength after 1968, when the CPGB criticised the Soviet crushing of the Prague spring and the French CP failed to support the May students in Paris. Hobsbawm’s Marx Memorial Lecture, “The British Working Class One Hundred Years after Marx”, delivered to a small audience of fellow Marxists in March 1978, was published in ‘Marxism Today’ in September 1978; Hobsbawm argued that the working class was inevitably losing its central role in society and that left-wing parties could no longer appeal only to this class, a controversial viewpoint in a period of trade union militancy.

In 1978 Mary Wynch had gone on the run and was in hiding from Dafydd and the gang; she was finally apprehended, unlawfully arrested, detained illegally in Risley Remand Centre and then held in the North Wales Hospital Denbigh for a year, illegally, by Dafydd. Footie was the Leader of the Labour Party at the time, a left wing scholarly MP with numerous links to those we know and love as well as to those in Hobsbawm’s circles. Not only did Footie know about the sex offences of George Thomas, but as a young man Footie had many interesting encounters himself. Reports never appeared in the press because Footie had worked as a journo and made it clear that if anything appeared about him, the world would get to know what press barons Lords Beaverbrook and Rothermere had been up to. See previous posts. Footie’s wife didn’t ever provide details of the ‘additional needs’ that she told third parties that Footie indulged in with her permission, part of the agreement being that she didn’t want to hear about them; Footie himself just referred to the fun that he used to have on Hampstead Heath, so nothing too dreadful was ever admitted in print. One is however left with the impression that something was happening which could never have been admitted to and was being kept from the public by a process of mutual blackmail. Like Hobsbawm, Footie lived in Hampstead. Hobsbawm’s autobiography refers to sexual encounters in a rather Michael Foot sort of way; Hobsbawm discusses visiting prostitutes well before he was out of his teens and there were obviously other activities as well. It’s worth mentioning in this post because of who Hobsbawm was friends with and what else I know that he kept quiet about.

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Hobsbawm supported the Windbag’s transformation of the Labour Party from 1983 and, although not close to the Windbag, he came to be referred to as “Neil Kinnock’s Favourite Marxist”. The Windbag knew Tony Francis from their student days in Cardiff and the Windbag’s wife’s parents had been Councillors on Anglesey who had concealed the early years of Dafydd’s abuses as did Lord Cledwyn, the Labour MP for Anglesey, 195-79, who was a big mate of the Windbag’s in-laws and served as Secretary of State for Wales with George Thomas as his junior Minister. See post ‘How Much Greater Is A Man Than A Sheep?’.

The Windbags’ friend Lord Cledwyn was certainly served by some colourful characters while he was Secretary of State for Wales. As if George Thomas wasn’t enough for him, Lord Cledwyn’s PPS was William Edwards, the Labour MP for Merioneth, 1966-74. The constituency of Merioneth encompassed Llanfrothen and Croesor. William Edwards was a bent lawyer who studied at Liverpool University at about the same time that Dafydd and Lucille were students there and subsequently embezzled his clients’ money; not that William Edwards had much time for his clients, what with them being a load of boring old farmers from Bala rather than snappy dressing, ‘flamboyant’ lawyers who nicked the funds. See post ‘Slaves, Perfect Slaves’.Edwards was succeeded as the MP for Merioneth by Plaid’s Dafydd Elis-Thomas, whom everyone takes the piss out of because he accepted a seat in the Lords and is openly seen being a good deal more polite than he should be to members of the Royal Family.

One of the communists who was somewhat disillusioned with Eric Hobsbawm’s brand of Revolution who used to live at Croesor told me that Dafydd El was unfairly maligned and that he accepted a seat in the Lords because he wanted to be in a place in which he could actually help his constituents, being pretty bloody fed up at what was happening to some of them. Dafydd El has not yet been caught stealing other people’s money and as far as I know he hasn’t been protecting Dafydd’s gang; in fact I was in the audience when Dafydd El raised his deep concerns in a public lecture at what was happening to patients in the Hergest Unit. Which is probably why a rumour was put around that Dafydd El was shagging Meri Huws, the notorious former Gwynedd social worker who was a member of Dafydd’s gang in the 1980s… Sorry to disappoint Dr Dee Jones aka Dee Gray who fuelled the fire, but Dafydd El was one person whom seems to have had rather more sense than to Risk Everything by discussing Uganda with Meri, even if Rhodri Morgan, Andrew Davies and Alan Pugh did just that. That’s the Dee who used her knowledge of what Dafydd’s gang were doing to gain well-paid NHS job after NHS job that she could not do and after seeing Brown and me in the media discussing the mental health services asked me to place an untruthful story about Merfyn Jones in the media. Dr Gray is now a management consultant who flogs her expertise to NHS Trusts and County Councils. Dee began her career as an Angel in Liverpool, then completed a law degree at Liverpool Poly, so she was off to a flying start. See post ‘Little Shop Of Horrors’.

Before the citizens of Croesor elected Dafydd El, they certainly had some excitement with their MPs. The MP who preceded the thieving lawyer William Edwards was Thomas William Jones, who became Lord Maelor. Lord Maelor was a teacher who trained at the Normal College in Bangor who served as the Labour MP for Merioneth, 1951-66, when the Captain and his friends were swinging at Croesor. Lord Maelor came to an unfortunate end in Nov 1984, when he died in an overnight fire at his home near Wrexham, the area in which he grew up and the constituency for which his brother James was the Labour MP, 1955-70, while the kids down the road at Bryn Estyn were being so horribly abused. 1984 was when it was all kicking off in north Wales: Brown and me were refusing to withdraw our complaint about Gwynne the lobotomist and were being threatened by D.G.E. Wood et al; Mary Wynch was fast heading towards the Master of the Rolls; and Alison Taylor was given a formal warning by Gwynedd County Council, then reporting injuries to kids in care to the police, only to be told that her concerns were unjustified. At some point in 1984 George Thomas ended up in hospital because of an STI and there was a panic lest all became public. The Top Docs kept their mouths shut and Leo Abse told a pack of lies to the press as a cover story (see post ‘It Wasn’t On Our Radar’). It was concluded that the fire which killed Lord Maelor was begun by a ‘smouldering cigarette’, although there was no evidence for this at all… See post Slaves, Perfect Slaves’ for further details of the MPs who represented the constituency which covered the Croeser area and some of the extraordinary events with which they were involved.

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October 1984! Remember this:

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Gee, how did St Bob et al get Fatcher’s Gov’t to Support The Cause when they were initially so hostile??

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Hobsbawm and the crowd down at Croesor were academics or professionals, but being Revolutionaries, they encouraged their own young adult children to follow Other Paths, including in the rock music industry.

Lord Maelor was not the only person Who Knew with close links to Croesor who met a nasty, untimely end which very obviously was not a result of the official explanation. In 2010, retired Gwynedd social worker Thomas Merfyn Hughes who lived in Croesor was found dead in someone’s else’s garden in Llanfrothen, at the bottom of an embankment. Mr Hughes’s body was concealed from view and lay undiscovered for many, many hours; he had last been seen alive leaving the Brondanw Arms in the small hours, walking home. It was concluded at the inquest that Mr Hughes had fallen down the embankment, decided to have a nap and had frozen to death in the cold winter’s night while he was snoozing, presumably before hiding his body. Only Coroner Dewi Pritchard Jones could have ever conjured up such a scenario and only in Gwynedd would he never have been questioned about this lunacy.

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When Mr Hughes was found dead, the PM was the husband of Julia Hobsbawm’s friend Sarah.

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I encountered Thomas Merfyn Hughes in 2005. The thugs of the Arfon Community Mental Health Team were refusing to give me access to files on me – which they should not have had anyway because I had never been ‘on their books’ – and Mr Hughes had recently been appointed their line manager. I was told by a colleague at Bangor University that Mr Hughes ‘was doing his best to sort that lot out’. Mr Hughes kindly confirmed to me that the Arfon Team were breaking the law and as they wouldn’t hand the ill-gotten gains over, he would go and collect the file himself. Which he did and he sent me copies. Within the file there were huge quantities of personal information about me to which the Arfon Team should never have had access, including info about a physical health condition unrelated to mental health, as well as my PhD and career, as well as information about Patient F, which they also should not have had access to. As well as numerous inaccuracies and lies. The thug and perjurer Keith Fearns was leader of the Arfon Team when Mr Hughes confronted them. See previous posts.

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Mr Hughes had previously acted as the agent for Elfyn Llwyd, who succeeded Dafydd El as Plaid MP for the constituency covering Croesor, 1992-2010, after Dafydd El went to the Lords. Llwyd is a solicitor and barrister whom I was told was ‘very, very dodgy’ who served as President of Gwynedd Law Society, 1990-91, when virtually every lawyer in Gwynedd was on board with Dafydd’s gang and I was being dragged through the High Court on the basis of the perjury of Drs Tony and Sadie Francis. Not only did their lawyers know that they had perjured themselves, but so did my solicitor, Alwyn Jones of Bangor, who was married to a lawyer employed by Gwynedd County Council. Alwyn’s wife worked with Ron Evans, the crooked lawyer employed by Gwynedd County Council, who in 1990 conspired with Lucille Hughes and the Arfon Team to frame and imprison me for contempt at Chester Court. See post ‘Some Big Legal Names Enter The Arena’. Ron is married to Dinah Evans who is a magistrate and worked as a lecturer in the School of History in Bangor University. Their daughter is a lawyer who joined the civil service and worked as Peter Mandelson’s aide. Elfyn Llwyd is an Aber graduate and trained at Chester Law College. He is married to Eleri Llwyd, a folk singer. Dafydd Iwan, the former Leader of Gwynedd County Council, is a folk singer.

 

Hobsbawm’s interventions in the Windbag’s remaking of the Labour Party helped prepare the ground for New Labour and Miranda, whom Hobsbawm later derisively referred to as “Thatcher in trousers”. Miranda based his politics on Anthony Gidden’s ideas. The Anthony Giddens who had worked in the Sodom and Gomorrah that was Leicester University when Eric’s network colonised the institution.

All Eric ever needed to have done was to blow the whistle on Dafydd and the Westminster Paedophile Ring which were busy under his nose and they’d have all come tumbling down…

 

Until the cessation of its publication in 1991, Hobsbawm contributed to the magazine Marxism Today. A third of the 30 reprints of Marxism Today‘s articles that appeared in The Guardian during the 1980s were articles or interviews by or with Hobsbawm, making him by far the most popular of all contributors.

I used to read ‘Marxism Today’ when Hobsbawm and others were regulars in there. I could not understand why, among all the concerned articles written by theorists focusing on Oppression and Abuse of State Power, that there was never any attempt to publicise what was happening in the NHS in north Wales; even I could see, as a young woman, that it was scandalous in terms of the abuse of state power.

In addition to his association with the CPGB, Hobsbawm also developed close ties to the largest Communist Party in the western world, the  Italian Communist Party (PCI). He developed contacts with Italian left-wing academics and intellectuals in the early 1950s and Antonio’s Gramsci, whose work was a key influence on some of Hobsbawm’s work. Hobsbawm spoke favourably about PCI general secretary Enrico Berlinguer’s strategy of Historic Compromise in the 1970s, seeking rapprochement with the RC Church and the Christian Democrats, providing passive support to the latter in Gov’t in order to bring the Communists into the political mainstream, by accepting Italy’s position as a member of NATO.

From the 1960s, Hobsbawm came to recognise that his political hopes were unlikely to be realised and he no longer advocated “socialist systems of the Soviet type”. Until the day of his death, however, he remained firmly entrenched on the Left, maintaining that the long-term outlooks for humanity were ‘bleak’.

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“I think we ought to get out of that 20th-century habit of thinking of systems as mutually exclusive: you’re either socialist or you’re capitalist, or whatever,” Hobsbawm stated in regards to the emergence of a new historical system…One of the worst things about the politics of the past 30 years is that the rich have forgotten to be afraid of the poor…”

There was a solution when the rich became afraid of the poor, a drastic one which Eric knew all about but somehow never managed to publicise:

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For years Hobsbawm was severely criticised by many because of the perception that he was an apologist for the abuses of Stalin and the Soviet Union. Hobsbawm continued in his own sweet way until finally his critics were deafening and he responded, including with this:

I have never tried to diminish the appalling things that happened in Russia, though the sheer extent of the massacres we didn’t realise…In the early days we knew a new world was being born amid blood and tears and horror: revolution, civil war, famine—we knew of the Volga famine of the early ’20s, if not the early ’30s. Thanks to the breakdown of the west, we had the illusion that even this brutal, experimental, system was going to work better than the west. It was that or nothing.

With regard to the 1930s, Hobsbawm wrote that

It is impossible to understand the reluctance of men and women on the left to criticise, or even often to admit to themselves, what was happening in the USSR in those years, or the isolation of the USSR’s critics on the left, without this sense that in the fight against fascism, communism and liberalism were, in a profound sense, fighting for the same cause. Not to mention the more obvious fact…that, in the conditions of the 1930s, what Stalin did was a Russian problem, however shocking, whereas what Hitler did was a threat everywhere.

Hobsbawm claimed that the demise of the USSR was “traumatic not only for communists but for socialists everywhere”.

Hobsbawm stated that constitutional monarchy in general has “proved a reliable framework for liberal-democratic regimes” and “is likely to remain useful”.

 

In the late 1980s, Alison Taylor wrote to Carlo and told him that kids in care were being abused in north Wales. Carlo’s office wrote back saying that Carlo ‘could not become involved’ in the matter. At the time Carlo had been the Chancellor of UCNW for more than 10 years. UCNW was facilitating the trafficking ring and employing many of those directly involved. The Principal himself at UCNW, Eric Sunderland, had received complaints about Gwynne the lobotomist and others – including my complaint – and because students were repeatedly attempting suicide, it has to be concluded that the highest authorities at UCNW had failed to deal with the trafficking ring operating within the institution.

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Carlo was appointed Chancellor of UCNW in 1976, when the gwerin at UCNW began to rip each other’s heads off as levels of panic reached a high. In Oct 1975, Andrew Newton shot Norman Scott’s dog dead and then tried to shoot Norman. The press did not initially cover the story, but their reticence to report ended in January 1976 when Scott, in court on a minor social security fraud charge, claimed he was being hounded because of his previous sexual relationship with Thorpe. This statement, made in court and thus protected from the libel laws, was widely reported. On 16 March 1976 Newton’s trial began at Exeter Crown Court, where Scott repeated his allegations against Thorpe despite the efforts of the prosecution’s lawyers to silence him. Newton was found guilty and sentenced to two years’ imprisonment, but did not incriminate Thorpe. Jeremy Thorpe was friendly with members of the Royal Family and used to boast that he had slept with both Ma’am Darling and her husband Lord Snowdon. Thorpe’s second wife Marion had previously been married to the Earl of Harewood, a cousin of Lilibet’s. Thorpe had grown up with Lloyd George’s family and was friendly with them as well, who were still very influential in north Wales.

There was a fear that the Westminster Paedophile Ring and the role of Dafydd et al in the ring would be blown open, Harold Wilson resigned and The Heir To The Throne rocked up as Chancellor of the University which was running the racket… See previous posts.

At Jeremy’s trial for conspiracy and incitement to murder, key evidence was not made available because of ‘the embarrassment’ that it would have caused the Royal Family. Thorpe’s barrister was George Carman QC, Miranda’s former pupil master. Cherie worked in Carman’s Chambers until 1988.

  • Such was the threat to Dafydd et al, that a belt and braces approach was adopted and in 1976 George Thomas was appointed Speaker of the Commons.

The supply of casual sexual partners was not the only thing at risk if Dafydd et al were to be exposed; the supply of class A drugs to the rich and famous could have been interrupted as well, because Dafydd, Drs Ann and Peter Dally and the corrupt Home Office Drugs Branch mandarin Bing Spear were doing a great job on that front. The Dallys boasted of their role as Top Docs to Ma’am Darling. See previous posts eg. ‘Little Things Hitting Each Other’.

In 1981, when the diplomat Sir Peter Hayman was named in the House by the Tory MP Geoffrey Dickens as having been found in possession of porn – including child porn – yet had not been prosecuted, the Speaker, who did his best to prevent further discussion of the matter in the House, was George Thomas. Hayman’s solicitor was Sir David Napley. Napley acted for Jeremy Thorpe when Thorpe was finally charged and for Greville Janner when Janner was interviewed about the abuse of kids in care in Leicestershire in the early 1990s.

  • I have only just discovered that Jeremy Thorpe was Chairman of the Political Committee of the UNA and kept this position after his trial until the mid-1980s, when Parkinson’s disease caused him to retire from public life. After graduating from Oxford, Jeffrey Archer worked as a fund-raiser for the UNA. The former Deputy Principal of the Normal College in Bangor, Menai Williams, was involved with the UNA. In 2005 Menai and the UNA arranged a one day conference on drug abuse in Bangor and Dafydd was the keynote speaker. Menai’s family were a high profile Liberal family and she knew Megan Lloyd-George. See post ‘Thought For The Day’.

 

Eric Hobsbawm was quoted as saying that, next to sex, there is nothing so physically intense as ‘participation in a mass demonstration at a time of great public exaltation’.

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Although Hobsbawm did receive savage criticism for his stance on Stalin and the Soviet Union, he nonetheless received universal praise across the political spectrum into the 21st century, which is surprising because by that time Hobsbawm’s generation of Marxist historians were being ridiculed and the word ‘Marxist’ had become an insult. In 2003,’The New York Times’ described Hobsbawm as “one of the great British historians of his age, an unapologetic Communist and a polymath whose erudite, elegantly written histories are still widely read in schools here and abroad”. James Joll wrote in ‘The New York Review of Books’ that “Eric Hobsbawm’s nineteenth century trilogy is one of the great achievements of historical writing in recent decades”. Ian Kershaw said that Hobsbawm’s 1994 book, ‘The Age of Analysis’ consisted of “masterly analysis”. Meanwhile, Tony Judt, while praising Hobsbawm’s vast knowledge and graceful prose, cautioned that Hobsbawm’s bias in favour of the USSR and communism in general and his tendency to disparage any nationalist movement as passing and irrational, weakened his grasp of parts of the 20th century.

Eric left Croesor in the late 1970s as a result of the hostility towards him and his family; he wrote about this in his autobiography ‘Interesting Times’ and I have been told that he was not exaggerating. There was naked aggression towards the Hobsbawms from some other people in the Croesor area which caused Eric to go. He took a second home in the Brecon/Hay-on-Wye area instead. However, Eric spent many years in Croesor and was friendly with many of the left/radical crowd who either knew about the Westminster Paedophile Ring or were actually involved in it and he was friends with Sir Clough and the Stracheys network, including Bertrand Russell.

Even years after he left Croesor, unlike other people who were too thick to see how big this scandal was, Eric Hobsbawm knew just how much power and influence could be wielded by someone like him who could list numerous high profile politicians, aristocrats, members of the Royal Family and their associates, figures in the arts, academia, media, music, literature and directly link them with the most serious crimes against children and vulnerable people which were facilitated by those at the top of the legal and medical establishment. I am in the same position but I haven’t got a daughter who’s a PR guru who is mates with Gordon Brown’s wife and I’ve always made it clear that I take the piss out of people like Eric who used their info in the way that he did. That is why people were trying to imprison and kill me throughout the years that Eric, that elderly Commie, was receiving nothing but praise across the board…

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While Eric was being hailed as a hero in spite of those embarrassing comments in support of Stalin, another Marxist historian, of the generation who followed Eric, was under serious attack from the friends of Eric’s daughter and her pal Sarah Brown – Merfyn Jones, the VC of Bangor University.

Merfyn knew as much about that paedophile ring as Eric did; Merfyn had spent his youth watching his neighbours destroyed by Gwynne and Dafydd with Eric and his mates Being All Radical while that was happening. Instead of capitalising on that and dining at the trough, Merfyn had challenged the paedophiles’ friends and then given me a place to do a PhD and postdoc jobs. Who was constantly accused of dining at the trough by the gwerin? Merfyn. Is Merfyn in the Lords? No. Is his friend, the Minister in Blair’s Gov’t who cleared my name in 2004, after I was wrongly accused by the gang and there was an attempt to have me struck off the teaching register and branded a danger to children? Er, no. Instead he was named in the media as a Minister who let a paedophile return to teaching. When Miranda produced his list of toadies-for-peerages after he waved goodbye in 2007, this Minister’s name was very obviously missing and media reports stated that Miranda didn’t trust him, what with him being a bit Welsh with a penchant for taking the piss. Well he’d have had a great time in the Lords, there’s no shortage of material in there. Then I was told by a former social worker who had been given the most appalling time by the gwerin but who obviously felt that Dinsdale and his mates were far too much to take on, that ‘Merfyn’s sinister friend is a philanderer’. Not the gwerin ever nailed her ear to the floor; not at all, they were a great bunch really and anyway she deserved it and was thankful.

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If only he’d have been running a gang of paedophiles, the Philanderer and his friend Merfyn would be in the Lords and dining at the trough right now. They could have a lovely time sitting next to the Baroness of Ely, St Helena, Lord Bob etc.

Contrast that Philanderer with the shameless toadying of a gang of paedophiles in the direction of the Man Who Knows and do you know his daughter is friends with Sarah Brown!!!, British historian David Pryce-Jones charged that Hobsbawm, as a professional historian who has “steadily corrupted knowledge into propaganda, and scorns the concept of objective truth”, was “neither an historian nor professional.” After reading Age of Extremes, Kremlinologist Robert Conquest concluded that Hobsbawm suffers from a “massive reality denial” regarding the USSR and John Gray described Hobsbawm’s writings on the post-1914 period as “…highly evasive. A vast silence surrounds the realities of communism, a refusal to engage which led the late Tony Judt to conclude that Hobsbawm had ‘provincialised himself’. It is a damning judgement”.

Hobsbawm was a very, very able historian. I never knew him so I have no idea as to the reasons for his vast silence with regard to a murderous regime, but Hobsbawm maintained a vast silence about a few other matters closer to home as well, along with many other people:

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In a 1994 interview on BBC TV with Michael Ignatieff (whose grandfather and great-grandfather were Ministers of the Czar prior to the Bolshevik Revolution), Hobsbawm stated that the deaths of millions of Soviet citizens under Stalin would have been worth it if a genuine Communist society had been the result. The following year, when asked the same question on Radio 4’s ‘Desert Island Discs’ that is if “the sacrifice of millions of lives” would have been worth the future communist society, Hobsbawm replied: “That’s what we felt when we fought the Second World War”, repeating what had already been said to Michael Ignatieff, “now people says we shouldn’t had World War II” because of the massive number of deaths, but in fact, at the time, “very few people ended up by saying ‘we think it was wrong [to fight] in World War II'”, as World War II was worth fighting.

Which is an incredibly simplistic answer from someone like Hobsbawm, who would have had an excellent knowledge of the complexities of the politics which preceded WW II, of the many powerful figures who knew what Hitler was doing but decided that they were not going to stop him and of course with regard to anti-semitic sentiment which, far from being a preserve of the Nazis, was widespread among many people in many countries.

Tony Judt opined that Hobsbawm “clings to a pernicious illusion…that if one can promise a benevolent outcome it would be worth the human cost. But one of the great lessons of the 20th century is that it’s not true…he appears blind to the sheer scale of the price paid. I find it tragic…” Neil Ascherson believes that, “Eric is not a man for apologising or feeling guilty. He does feel bad about the appalling waste of lives in Soviet communism. But he refuses to acknowledge that he regrets anything. He’s not that kind of person.” Hobsbawm himself, in his autobiography, wrote that he desires “historical understanding…not agreement, approval or sympathy”.

Hobsbawm was criticised for never relinquishing his Communist Party membership. Arthur Koestler and others left the Party after seeing the friendly reception of Nazi foreign minister Joachim von Ribbentrop in Moscow during the years of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact (1939–1941), yet Hobsbawm stood firm even after the Soviet invasions of Hungary and Czechoslovakia, though he was against them both. Arthur Koestler was someone else who lived in a house in Croesor that he rented from Sir Clough, 1945-48/9. During that time Koestler become a close friend of George Orwell.

In his review of Hobsbawm’s 2002 memoirs, Interesting Times, Niall Ferguson wrote:

The essence of Communism is the abnegation of individual freedom, as Hobsbawm admits in a chilling passage: “The Party . . . had the first, or more precisely the only real claim on our lives. Its demands had absolute priority. We accepted its discipline and hierarchy. We accepted the absolute obligation to follow ‘the lines’ it proposed to us, even when we disagreed with it . . . We did what it ordered us to do….Whatever it had ordered, we would have obeyed….If the Party ordered you to abandon your lover or spouse, you did so.”

Consider some of the “lines” our historian dutifully toed. He accepted the order to side with the Nazis against the Weimar-supporting Social Democrats in the great Berlin transport strike of 1932. He accepted the order to side with the Nazis against Britain and France following the Ribben trop-Molotov Pact of 1939. He accepted the excommunication of Tito. He condoned the show trials of men like Laszlo Rajk in Hungary.

In 1954, just after Stalin’s death, he visited Moscow as one of the honoured members of the Historian’s Group of the British Communist Party. He admits to having been dismayed when, two years later, Khruschev denounced Stalin’s crimes at the Twentieth Congress of the Soviet Communist Party. When Khrushchev himself ordered the tanks into Budapest, Hungary, Hobsbawm finally spoke up, publishing a letter of protest. But he did not leave the Party.

Hobsbawm let his membership lapse not long before the Party’s dissolution in 1991. In his review of Hobsbawm’s memoirs, David Pryce-Jones accuses him of actually supporting the invasion of Hungary:

[H]e carefully makes sure not to quote the letter he published on 9 November 1956 in the Communist Daily Worker defending the Soviet onslaught on Hungary: “While approving, with a heavy heart, of what is now happening in Hungary, we should therefore also say frankly that we think the USSR should withdraw its troops from the country as soon as this is possible.” Which is more deceitful, the spirit of this letter, or the omission of any reference to it [in his memoirs]?

In those memoirs, Hobsbawn wrote: “The dream of the October Revolution is still there somewhere inside me…I have abandoned, nay, rejected it, but it has not been obliterated. To this day, I notice myself treating the memory and tradition of the USSR with an indulgence and tenderness.” Reviewing the book, David Caute wrote: “One keeps asking of Hobsbawm: didn’t you know what Deutscher and Orwell knew? Didn’t you know about the induced famine, the horrors of collectivisation, the false confessions, the terror within the Party, the massive forced labour of the gulag? As Orwell himself documented, a great deal of evidence was reliably knowable even before 1939, but Hobsbawm pleads that much of it was not reliably knowable until Khrushchev’s denunciation of Stalin in 1956.”

Reviewing Hobsbawm’s 2011 How to Change the World in the ‘Wall Street Journal’, Michael Moynihan argued:

When the bloody history of 20th century communism intrudes upon Mr. Hobsbawm’s disquisitions, it’s quickly dismissed. Of the countries occupied by the Soviet Union after World War II—”the Second World War,” he says with characteristic slipperiness, “led communist parties to power” in Eastern and Central Europe—he explains that a “possible critique of the new [postwar] socialist regimes does not concern us here.” Why did communist regimes share the characteristics of state terror, oppression and murder? “To answer this question is not part of the present chapter.” Regarding the execrable pact between Nazi Germany and Stalinist Russia, which shocked many former communist sympathizers into lives of anticommunism, Mr. Hobsbawm dismisses the “zig-zags and turns of Comintern and Soviet policy,” specifically the “about-turn of 1939–41,” which “need not detain us here.” In one sense, Mr. Hobsbawm’s admirers are right about his erudition: He possesses an encyclopedic knowledge of Marxist thought, specifically Italian communism and pre-Soviet socialist movements. But that knowledge is wasted when used to write untrustworthy history.

Reviewing the same book, Francis Wheen argued: “When writing about how the anti-fascist campaigns of the 1930s brought new recruits to the communist cause, he cannot even bring himself to mention the Hitler-Stalin pact, referring only to ‘temporary episodes such as 1939–41’. The Soviet invasion of Hungary and the crushing of the Prague Spring are skipped over.”

David Evanier, in an article published in the American neocon magazine ‘The Weekly Standard’, called Hobsbawm “Stalin’s cheerleader”, writing: “One can learn almost nothing about the history of communism from Hobsbawm’s Interesting Times – nothing about the show trials, the torture and execution of millions, the Communist betrayal of Spain.”

If Eric failed to mention that, he wasn’t going to worry about the gang rape of children, bestiality, child porn, the framing and murders of victims and witnesses and the lobotomies happening around him in north Wales. Particularly when his rather dozy daughter and her friends had left school,  needed careers and the Labour Party was in desperate need of assistance as well because things weren’t going too well under Footie, who when younger had indulged in interesting sexual activities himself and then the Windbag. Neither was it going to end with those two bozos; there was a Bright Young Star and Future Leader of the Labour Party in south Wales who had to be considered as well:

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By the time that Julia’s pal Sarah had got together with her Teddy Bear, Ron was Secretary of State for Wales and considered himself and was considered by everyone else to be a dead cert as First Minister of Wales once Wales had been persuaded to vote Yes in the Devolution referendum in Sept 1997. It all unravelled on that night in Oct 1998 on Clapham Common with Boogie… After which the whole of south Wales confirmed that everybody had Known About Ron, except for Rhodri Morgan who Didn’t Have Any Idea and Didn’t Know What Cottaging was, so Lesley Griffiths explained the mechanics of it to him in impressive detail. Particularly for someone who had Helped The Mums when she was a Wrexham Borough Councillor and a medical secretary in Wrexham Maelor Hospital for all those years but Didn’t Know about Bryn Estyn herself. According to Rhodri, Lesley explained that when Men Like Ron go cottaging, one of them stands with their feet in shopping bags while they are doing the business in the cubicle, so that if a policeman comes in and shines his torch under the door, all he sees is one pair of feet and some shopping bags and his suspicions will not be aroused and he will go away. Because obviously the police don’t know about the shopping bags trick, not even policemen like Gordon Anglesea, who were members of Dafydd’s gang. I didn’t know about the shopping bags until I read Rhodri’s autobiography, but I knew about Dafydd and I knew that kids in care were being abused and I knew that Wrexham Maelor was a dangerous hospital full of dishonest staff who were on board with Dafydd, so I wonder how that bit escaped Lesley while she was party to the shopping bags deception??? Particularly as Lesley worked in a Dept in Wrexham Maelor Hospital concerned with STIs. How does a rather dim former medical secretary end up as the Welsh Gov’t Health Minister???

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Not only did all of south Wales fess up to Knowing About Ron after the Boogie-related explosion, but some of south Wales were brave enough to say that Ron was a nasty piece of work who was relentlessly aggressive and hostile to female colleagues. Ron was a man who had been around a long time. He was a Councillor in south Wales in his early 20s and was elected as the MP for Caerphilly in 1983. When Wales was swinging thanks to Dafydd and the gang… Before becoming an MP, Ron was an adviser to Mid-Glamorgan Education Authority, while Mid-Glamorgan Education Authority ignored complaints of the Pontypridd drama teacher John Owen’s sexual abuse of his pupils. John Owen took part in youth drama groups, concerts, Eisteddfodau and was the driving force behind well-loved S4C teens programmes, such as ‘Pam Fi Duw?’ Owen molested away for years until he was finally charged on a number of counts and was found dead in 2001, days before his trial was due to open. See post ‘Yet More Inglorious Bastards’.

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Ron Davies’s ex-wife Christina Rees is a barrister and since 2015 has been the Labour MP for Neath. I wonder if she knew about the shopping bags, because she won’t know about Dafydd, no-one does, except for the patients who rolled around laughing at him, rang him up taking the piss, drew cartoons, portraits etc and openly discussed him having group sex with patients.

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In the early hours of 1 October 2012, Hobsbawm died at the Royal Free Hospital in London. Julia confirmed that he died of pneumonia, while suffering complications of his leukemia. She said:

He’d been quietly fighting leukemia for a number of years without fuss or fanfare. Right up until the end he was keeping up what he did best, he was keeping up with current affairs, there was a stack of newspapers by his bed.

Ah the doctors they were wonderful!

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After Hobsbawm’s death, Uncle Harry’s nephew called him “an extraordinary historian, a man passionate about his politics…’

 

One of Hobsbawm’s fellow travellers in the New Left who also had a second home at Croesor but who fell out with Hobsbawm in a big way when Hobsbawm remained in the Communist Party after the 1956 Soviet invasion of Hungary, was E.P. Thompson. Thompson was famous for his work ‘The Making Of The English Working Classes’, which as Brown once observed, ‘was what made him E.P. Thompson’.

Edward Palmer Thompson (3 February 1924 – 28 August 1993) was the leading figure in the European Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (END) and was a regular in outlets like the ‘New Statesman’ during the 1980s, where events such as this were advertised:

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Although Thompson left the Communist Party in 1956 over the Soviet invasion of Hungary, he nevertheless remained an “historian in the Marxist tradition”, calling for a rebellion against Stalinism as a prerequisite for the restoration of communists’ “confidence in our own revolutionary perspectives”. Thompson was a vociferous left-wing critic of the Labour Gov’ts of 1964–70 and 1974–79, which were of course the Gov’ts of Harold Wilson and Jim Callaghan who not only concealed Dafydd and the Westminster Paedophile Ring, but legislated to ensure that Dafydd et al could expand business and remain untouchable. See eg. post ‘Cry, The Beloved Country’. Like Hobsbawm, E.P. Thompson knew about Dafydd’s gang operating under his nose at Croesor and I have found no record or memories from people who knew Thompson that he ever tried to chuck a spanner in their works. Thompson was an early and constant supporter of CND before leading END in the 1980s. George Thomas was involved with CND at its beginning, although he later drifted away.

E.P. Thompson was born in  Oxford to Methodist missionaries. My post ‘There’s Methodism In This Madness’ discussed the facilitating of Dafydd’s gang by Methodists in Wales and elsewhere, including Methodist missionaries. So many of them were involved that those who were not would have known about it. My post ‘Come, Friendly Bombs’ detailed Harold Wilson’s wife’s – the daughter of a Congregationalist Minister herself – network of poets and literary folk who assisted with the effort with regard to ensuring that Dafydd et al were never hindered or exposed. Thompson’s father, Edward John Thompson was alive until 1946, which was the year after George Thomas, by then already one of the most well-known Methodists in Britain, was elected as the Labour MP for Cardiff Central.

E.P. Thompson and his dad both wrote poetry.

Thompson attended The Dragon School in Oxford and Kingswood School in Bath. During WW II, Thompson served in a tank unit in the Italian campaign. Following that, Thompson studied at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge where he joined the Communist Party of Great Britain. In 1946, he formed the Communist Party Historians Group with Christopher Hill, Hobsbawm, Rodney Hilton, Dona Torr and others. In 1952 they launched ‘Past and Present’. 

Thompson launched the dissident Marxist journal The New Reasoner in the summer of 1957. The publication would merge to form New Left Review in 1960.

 

After Khruschev’s ‘secret speech’ to the 20th Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union in 1956, which revealed that the Soviet party leadership had long been aware of Stalin’s crimes, Thompson (with John Saville and others) started a dissident publication inside the CP, called The Reasoner. Six months later, he and most of his comrades left the party in disgust at the Soviet invasion of Hungary. 

Thompson remained what he called a “socialist humanist” and the ‘New Reasoner’ sought to develop a democratic socialist alternative to what its editors considered the ossified official Marxism of the Communist and Trotskyist Parties and the managerialist Cold War social democracy of the Labour Party and its international allies. The New Reasoner was the most important organ of the New Left. The New Reasoner combined with the ‘Universities and Left Review’ to form the ‘New Left Review’ in 1960, though Thompson and others fell out with the group around Perry Anderson, who took over the journal in 1962. The fashion ever since has been to describe the Thompson et al’s New Left as “the first New Left” and the Anderson et al group, which by 1968 had embraced Tariq Ali and various Trotskyists, as the second New Left.

The People’s Front Of Croesor:

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Dr Dafydd Alun Jones

 

The Croesor People’s Front:

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Thompson subsequently allied himself with the annual ‘Socialist Register’ publication. With Raymond Williams and Stuart Hall, he was one of the editors of the 1967 May Day Manifesto, one of the key left-wing challenges to Wilson’s 1964–70 Labour Gov’t.

Raymond Williams was a cultural theorist who also wrote novels, including ‘Border Country’, which was so boring that I never finished it, although that might have been due to shortcomings on my part. Whenever I read biographical descriptions of Raymond Williams’s childhood with all the info about the working class male culture and the identity which wasn’t quite Welsh but not quite English either, I am reminded of the ‘Private Eye’ spoofs of such literary figures which used phrases such as ‘a rough tough puff poof’. Which it seems was true of more than a few of the rough tough puffs from Northern Working Class Male Roots or similarly framed backgrounds.

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Great backstory Asa, as Uncle Harry’s nephew would no doubt tell you. Pity that you were a total scumbag.

 

The challenge from the May Day Manifesto failed because no-one mentioned the war:

Dr Dafydd Alun Jones

 

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The Making of the English Working Class had a profound effect on the shape of British historiography, and still endures as a staple on university reading lists more than 50 years after its first publication in 1963. Writing for The Times Higher Education Supplement in 2013, Robert Colls recalled the power of Thompson’s book for his generation of young British leftists:

I bought my first copy in 1968 – a small, fat bundle of Pelican with a picture of a Yorkshire miner on the front – and I still have it, bandaged up and exhausted by the years of labour. From the first of its 900-odd pages, I knew, and my friends at the University of Sussex knew, that this was something else. We talked about it in the bar and on the bus and in the refectory queue. Imagine that: young male students more interested in a book than in gooseberry tart and custard.

Robert Croll has forgotten that this was Sussex and Asa ruled supreme, the male students will have had rather more on their minds than gooseberry tart and custard.

In his preface to this book, E.P. Thompson set out his approach to writing history from below:

I am seeking to rescue the poor stockinger, the Luddite cropper, the “obsolete” hand-loom weaver, the “Utopian” artisan, and even the deluded follower of Joanna Southcott, from the enormous condescension of posterity….they lived through these times of acute social disturbance, and we did not. Their aspirations were valid in terms of their own experience; and, if they were casualties of history, they remain, condemned in their own lives, as casualties.

Thompson’s thought was ‘original and significant because of the way he defined “class.” By re-defining class as a relationship that changed over time, Thompson proceeded to demonstrate how class was worthy of historical investigation.’ So was what Dafydd and Bertrand Russell were doing down the road from E.P. Thompson’s second home in Croesor, never mid the deluded follower of Joanna Southcott, there were hundreds of deluded followers banged up in the North Wales Hospital who were worthy of a bit of Thompson’s ‘history from below’.

With ‘The Making Of The English Working Classes’, Thompson ‘demonstrated the power of an historical Marxism rooted in the experience of real flesh-and-blood workers’. Thompson wrote the book while living in Siddal, Halifax, West Yorkshire and based some of the work on his experiences with the local Halifax population. But not on those who had doings with Jimmy Savile who even then had quite a crime empire on his hands, with which some people at Leeds University were colluding. By the 1970s at least, when Thompson had his second home in Croesor, Savile had close links with Dafydd’s gang, was visiting children’s homes in north Wales and was present on the occasion of at least one gang rape of a child. E.P. Thompson worked at Leeds University until 1965. Uncle Harry’s nephews’ dad held a Chair at Leeds University, 1972-78.

Thompson left the University of Warwick, where he worked, 1965-71, in protest at the commercialisation of the academy, documented in the book Warwick University Limited (1971). Warwick University probably weren’t too chuffed with E.P. Thompson, because not only did he dish the dirt on them with that book, but some of his postgrad students took part in the Warwick Events, in which students discovered secret files which the University had compiled on them, raided the files, held protests and generally caused trouble.

Two of those involved in the Events were Merfyn and the Philanderer. The Brexit Bulldog David Davies was also a student at Warwick at the time, but being a Tory (even in those days), I presume that Davies did not participate in the Events. However, the Brexit Bulldog is one of the many who has dined at the trough on the back of his knowledge of Dafydd et al and the Westminster Paedophile Gang. See previous posts.

 

E.P. Thompson continued to teach and lecture as a visiting Professor, particularly in the United States.

 

However, Thompson increasingly worked as a freelance writer, contributing many essays to ‘New Society’, Socialist Register and historical journals. ‘New Society’ was a magazine aimed primarily at social workers, which not only employed the corrupt Inner London probation officer who knew about Dafydd’s gang’s London arm, Geoffrey Parkinson, as a columnist (see post ‘Only One Died’), but it also published adverts for staff in John Allen’s children’s home in north Wales. Allen had already served a prison sentence for assaulting kids and numerous complaints had been made about the abuse of kids in north Wales on placement from Councils who were advertising for their senior managers of Depts of Social Services in ‘New Society’.

 

In 1978, Thompson published The Poverty of Theory which attacked the structural Marxism of Louis Althusser and his followers in Britain in New Left Review (famously saying: “…all of them are Geschichtenscheissenschlopff, unhistorical shit”). His comment would have been appreciated by Dr Delyth Morris aka Duckula, a former Gwynedd social worker who was given a PhD and then a job as a sociology lecturer which she couldn’t do at UCNW by the gwerin. As well as plagiarising my work – and no doubt other peoples – Duckula denounced Althusser as being ‘a load of old rubbish really’. But I don’t think that was because Duckula thought that Althusser and his followers were Geschichtenscheissenschlopff, I think it was because Duckula didn’t understand a word of it. Althusser famously murdered his wife supposedly while suffering from manic depression and was imprisoned, but some years after the outpouring of sympathy, another version of events became public which maintained that Althussser was a highly abusive man who’d been beating up his wife for years and after he murdered her he utilised his pals in the French elite to ensure that he was treated less harshly than would be normally expected.

 

During the late 1970s, Thompson acquired a large public audience as a critic of the then Labour Gov’t’s disregard of civil liberties; his writings from this time are collected in Writing By Candlelight (1980). Not a word about Mary Wynch or the North Wales Hospital Denbigh though, which must have been the ultimate examples of the Labour Gov’ts disregard for civil liberties.

From 1981 onward, Thompson was a frequent contributor to the American magazine ‘The Nation’.

From 1980, Thompson was the most prominent intellectual of the revived movement for nuclear disarmament, revered by activists throughout the world. In Britain, his pamphlet Protest and Survive, a parody on the Gov’t leaflet ‘Protect and Survive’, played a major role in the revived strength of CND.

CND had a substantial following in north Wales, places like Bangor and Blaenau Ffestiniog were Meccas for CND because of the number of hippies and alternative people living there. I knew some of the people involved and I used to frequent the left wing bookshop in Bangor – called the Information Centre and then it changed its name to Rainbows – and loads of the associated crowd were active in CND and going to protests at Greenham etc. Brown’s dad got very cross with me when we were watching TV at his place and I saw a girl I knew from the Information Centre being arrested at Greenham. I said ‘ooh I know her, she’s from Bangor’  and Col Brown said ‘well could you ask her to go and protest in Red Square then’. He had a point, she wasn’t even going to protest outside of a Top Doctor’s surgery or Gwynedd Social Services HQ, she’d never have risked her neck in Red Square. But then E.P. Thompson didn’t protest outside Lucille Hughes’s office either. None of the Information Centre lot ever mentioned the activities of Dafydd and the gang, but they did know that all was not well. I heard rumours of ‘terrible cruelty’ to kids in care, kids who had been left virtually destitute and to fend for themselves could be seen around the region and there were whispers that Denbigh was a really horrific place. A lot of the Information Centre lot gradually drifted away, but a few remained and got jobs with MIND, and Wimmin’s Aid and then some even became social workers…

It’s just as well that I wasn’t involved with CND, I’d have wanted to protest in Red Square and they’d have all grassed me up to the authorities, scarpered, stood by while I was arrested and sent to a Gulag and then they’d have become members of the Politburo.

I know where else Wimmin CND activists came across victims of Dafydd et al: in Holloway, when they were imprisoned for protesting. Some of them published accounts of making friends with distressed traumatised women in Holloway who very obviously should not have been in prison and some of the campaigners mentioned that huge numbers of women in prison were mentally ill. Not one of them ever published an account in which they discussed how many of their fellow prisoners had been abused in children’s homes or in psych hospitals. They will have been told about this because the CND protesters made a point of showing solidarity with other prisoners as a result of one technique being used by the screws to isolate CND protesters, which was to tell the other prisoners that they were stuck up cows or baby batterers. The CND activists were fully aware that this was going on so they made efforts to befriend other prisoners. Even if you are perceived as posh, you cannot spend more than a few days in a prison or psych hospital and not be told what has happened to people at the hands of the professional classes and welfare services; it is the spirit of the Blitz and if you are friendly you will hear many things, particularly if it’s clear that you will listen and not accuse whoever you are talking to of lying. Welsh language activists also knew what had happened to other prisoners at the hands of the Top Doctors.

There is only one such activist whom I know to have published about the abusive mental health services in north Wales and that was Angharad Tomos, who wrote an account of the shite ‘care’ that she received herself at the Hergest Unit. I acknowledge that many of those activists would never have had an article on the abuse of people at the hands of the Top Docs accepted by any mainstream publication, but huge numbers of them were working in jobs and careers which were colluding with the abuse completely or were even involved in the abuse themselves. Not many Gwynedd social workers voted Tory and supported nuclear weapons.

 

 

Thompson was, with Ken Coates, Mary Kaldor and others, an author of the 1980 Appeal for European Nuclear Disarmament, calling for a nuclear-free Europe from Poland to Portugal, which was the founding document of European Nuclear Disarmament. Confusingly, END was both a Europe-wide campaign that comprised a series of large public conferences (the END Conventions) and a small British pressure group.

E. P. Thompson speaking to anti-nuclear weapons protesters in 1980. At a very safe distance from Red Square.

Thompson played a key role in END and CND throughout the 1980s, speaking at many public meetings, corresponding with hundreds of fellow activists and sympathetic intellectuals and doing more than his fair share of Committee work. He had a particularly important part in opening a dialogue between the west European peace movement and dissidents in Soviet-dominated eastern Europe, particularly in Hungary and Czechoslovakia, for which he was denounced as a tool of American imperialism by the Soviet authorities.

Thompson wrote dozens of polemical articles and essays during this period and edited a collection of essays opposing Shotgun Ronnie’s Strategic Defence Initiative, Star Wars (1985). Dr Adrian Bell, a plant biologist at UCNW used to bang on about Star Wars and what an outrageous waste of money it was and how appalling Thatch was. Adrian was facilitating Dafydd’s gang and two of his colleagues were married to members of the gang. You didn’t ever think of blowing it all wide open then Adrian??? You’d have stopped Thatch in her tracks and the ripples would have hit Shotgun Ronnie as well, what with that Special Relationship. Thatch’s Gov’t facilitating a paedophile ring with a side line in class A drugs and the Home Office complicit with the whole lot, right at the point when Ronnie was ramping up his War On Drugs…  That’s the Adrian who ignored me when I told him that Brown was receiving murder threats from the gang, the Adrian who knew that at least two other students had been targeted by the gang and were receiving threatening visits from corrupt members of the Drug Squad. Breaking into students’ houses at night, grabbing the girls as they tried to run away, forcing them into admitting to crimes by threatening to stitch them up for serious offences if they didn’t… After graduation, the more robust girl was found a plum academic job in America by Adrian’s colleague Dr Chris Wood who was married to Dr D.G.E. Wood, the corrupt GP who was a mate of Dafydd’s – but her dad was a journo on the Torygraph, so something had to be worked out!!! – and her pal, who by the time we graduated was a total wreck and in the ‘care’ of Wood at the Student Health Centre, was found a job in Australia, by Wood, who ORDERED her to leave the UK. She crumbled, began crying hysterically and Wood announced that he’d had enough of her and they wouldn’t be helping her again… A few weeks later Wood yelled at me ‘to leave Bangor, forget about everything that has happened her and make a new life for yourself’. I did leave in 1986 to to an MSc at Hammersmith Hospital. The gang sent sex offenders and nasties after me and then tried to kill me. Within four years, their mate in London, Nigel Eastman, ordered me to go back to north Wales…

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It’s make your mind up time! Do you want Sally Baker in north Wales refusing to shut up? Or do you want her in London refusing to shut up?

 

If any readers know who it was in the Royal College of GPs who appointed Wood as the person responsible for GP training in north Wales – and they made him the Royal College’s Treasurer! – please do let me know. I suspect that there may be a correlation between that and trainee GPs flatly refusing to take training placements in north Wales! Wood’s father was a Top Doc in Bristol, but I don’t know how Top of the Docs he was, whether he was a pompous mediocrity who made it big by involving himself in serious organised crime or someone who held a senior role as a result of other methods.

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In 1948 E.P. Thompson married Dorothy Towers, whom he met at Cambridge. A left-wing feminist historian, Dorothy was Professor of History at the University of Birmingham, another outpost of Dafydd’s network and one which not only housed Robert Bluglass but Professor Stuart Hall and friends as well.

The Thompsons had three children, the youngest of whom is the award-winning children’s writer, Kate Thompson. Thompson died at the age of 69 in Worcester.

Thompson’s older brother William Frank Thompson (1920–1944), was also a member of the British Communist Party during World War II. Frank Thompson parachuted into fascist-occupied Bulgaria as part of a “Phantom Brigade” during Operation Mulligatawny. There, he supported the resistance as a liaison officer. Frank Thompson was captured and on 10 June 1944 he was executed. His body was buried in the War Cemetery of Sofia. E.P. Thompson and his mother wrote There is a Spirit in Europe: A Memoir of Frank Thompson (1947). Frank Thompson was also a friend and confidant of Iris Murdoch, the philosopher and novelist. Murdoch will have been yet another useful contact to use when the gang needed reinforcements.

 

Leszek Kolakowski wrote a very harsh criticism of E.P. Thompson in his 1974 essay “My Correct Views on Everything”. Tony Judt considered this rejoinder so authoritative that he claimed that “no one who reads it will ever take E.P. Thompson seriously again”. Kolakowski’s portrait of Thompson elicited some protests from readers and other left-wing journals came to Thompson’s defence. 

Wade Matthews argued in 2013: ‘[Since his death] interest in Thompson has waned…Today, Thompson’s histories are viewed as old-fashioned, while his socialist politics are believed extinct. Class is considered neither a fruitful concept of historical analysis nor an appropriate basis for an emancipatory politics….At the beginning of the twenty-first century, then, Thompson seems out of place. …certainly part of his distinctiveness lay in his literary style and tone. But it also lay in the moral quality which undergirded his histories and his political interventions.’

Thompson’s class analysis is needed now more than ever, as is a genuine history from the bottom. The problem with Thompson – as well as with Hobsbawm, Uncle Harry’s nephews’ dad, Stuart Hall and so many of their fellow travellers – was not that their socialism was wrong or is of no value anymore, it is that they were prize hypocrites and colluded with serious crime for personal benefit at worst and weak at best. When I chatted to people in Croesor who remembered that contingent of second homers, again and again I was told ‘they were friendly to us and nice to chat with; but we had nothing, nothing at all; their holiday homes were better than the only homes that we had; they played at being peasants, they played at chopping the wood outside in the cold and then went back to Hampstead…’ Harsher views were that they were ‘complete idiots’ and a few people were so resentful of them that by the 1970s relationships were very strained and some local people were openly hostile to them.

Mary Kaldor’s obituary for E.P. Thompson published in the Indie in Aug 1993 give us some idea as to how Thompson et al saw themselves:

WHEN THE dust settles from the end of the Cold War, EP Thompson will be viewed, along with Mikhail Gorbachev and Vaclav Havel, as one of the key individuals who influenced the course of events in the 1980s…Thompson… ensured that the energies of the peace movement were directed at ending the Cold War and not just at getting rid of nuclear weapons. ‘We are going to stop those piffling cruise missiles, you know, on land if not on sea,’ he wrote to a friend in 1981. ‘What we have to do is seize this moment of mass consciousness to move directly into the structures of the Cold War themselves, the blocs behind the missiles. We have to keep to some very large and simple ideas – like remaking Europe and putting peace and liberty together.’…His career as a peace activist went back to the early 1950s when he was secretary of the West Riding Federation of Peace Organisations and editor of the Yorkshire Voice of Peace. He joined the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament when it was founded in 1957…he drafted the European Nuclear Disarmament (END) Appeal which became the mobilising document for literally millions of people all over Europe. The signatories include Olof Palme, Vaclav Havel, Jiri Dienstbier, Baerbel Bohley, Rainer Eppelman…’We must commence to act as if a united, neutral and pacific Europe already exists. We must learn to be loyal, not to ‘East’ or ‘West’ but to each other, and we must disregard the prohibitions and limitations imposed by any national state.’

In short, he engaged himself in everything from the administrative minutiae of choosing the design for badges, or the structures of particular committees, to the high politics of the ideological struggle not only with the political leaders and military planners of the West but also with peace committees and ‘disarmament’ specialists of the Warsaw Pact. He had the distinction of being denounced both by the spokespeople of the Western establishment and the Soviet establishment. END, said Georgi Abatov, the Director of the US-Canada Institute, confidently, is well-known to be ‘a CIA affair’.

Thompson and END succeeded in breaking the identification of the Western peace movement with the Soviet Union once and for all. The integrity and non-alignment of the peace movement was decisively established. This meant that the campaign against cruise missiles had to be taken seriously, as a genuine moral protest. It also created the basis for the strategy of detente from below, of communication between citizens, which became the central strategy of parts of the peace movement after the deployment of cruise missiles in 1983. Undoubtedly, the constant pressure on officials, the public and private support for harassed peace and human-rights activists in East Central Europe, the network of correspondence, clandestine meetings and relationships, encouraged and helped to provide space for the growing numbers of independent groups that were to burst into the open in the autumn of 1989. Thompson was extraordinarily prescient about what he was doing. In his pamphlet Beyond the Cold War, written in 1982, he envisaged an East-West confluence of popular movements of peace and human rights…

Thompson has not yet received the public recognition he deserves for his part in ending the Cold War…
‘This is the most serious political work I have ever done or will ever do in my life,’ he wrote in the same letter, quoted above, ‘It won’t last long. If we succeed a little, the politicians will move in and take if off us.’

The mark of EP Thompson’s success is that his ideas of linking peace and human rights and of reuniting Europe, which seemed so Utopian in 1980, were on the lips of nearly every politician, East and West, 10 years later.

 

While he was saving the world, E.P. Thompson failed to deal with Dafydd.

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E.P. Thompson himself was in possession of a fine head of hair and no doubt used it as a bargaining tool when dealing with the Nuclear Threat.

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Eric Hobsbawm seemed to have been the brunt of the worst of the bad feeling in Croesor; yet even people who more sympathetic to him remembered that Eric refused to use his holiday cottage until Clough, who owned all the properties in question, had improved it and installed an indoor bog. It was remembered that Eric’s neighbour was a single parent with five kids who did not have an indoor bog, although Clough was her landlord as well. Hobsbawm himself viewed the aggro as being solely the result of race hatred whipped up by Plaid; Hobsbawm was vehemently opposed to any nationalist sentiment, but many people of his generation who lived through what happened in central Europe in the middle years of the 20th century were. Most of the second homers in Croesor vacated the area when Sir Clough’s grandson, Robin Llywelyn, evicted the second homers, stating that he would rent to local people only. Robin had aligned himself with Plaid and deeply offended many of his grandfather’s old friends who’d rented the cottages for decades. They argued – correctly – that in the case of Croesor, they weren’t occupying houses desired by locals, Croesor is a lovely valley but there was and is no work there and the local kids all moved away as they grew up. More background is given in previous posts eg ‘The Village’.

The elephant in the room was of course Dafydd et al. By the time that Robin Llywelyn pledged his support for Plaid, Dinsdale ruled supreme and was destroying the whole region, but there was the panic re Jeremy Thorpe… Some of the wider network of the Stracheys and their many friends and relatives were involved with the abuse of kids and many many more of them knowingly concealed that abuse and the whole bloody lot of them were colluding with Dafydd et al: Clough’s lot, the second homers, Robin and Plaid. Everyone. The poor sods being targeted by the gang were completely on their own

 

It was the Partisan Coffee House in Soho that is considered to have given rise to the New Left. The cafe was set up in 1958 by the historian Raphael Samuel with the help of Hobsbawm and Stuart Hall and was intended to support Samuel’s socialist History Workshop Journal as well as to fund the magazine Universities and Left Review. Initial investors included the actor Michael Redgrave and the Observer’s theatre critic Kenneth Tynan.

A feature about the Partisan Coffee House appeared in ‘The Observer’ Online in 2017. Michael Berlin was staging an exhibition remembering the Partisan Coffee House and ‘The Observer’ was called upon to give it a free plug. We were told that:

Among its regulars were social and cultural theorists Stuart Hall and Raymond Williams, as well as the film-maker Lindsay Anderson, the novelist and Nobel laureate Doris Lessing and the folk singer Peggy Seeger. “It was a beacon of a certain kind of non-aligned leftist politics that we think of now as the New Left,” said exhibition curator Michael Berlin, a historian at Birkbeck, University of London. “Much of the thinking went against all the orthodoxies, so these people were rejecting Stalinism, and distancing themselves from what Britain was doing in Africa – and Kenya in particular – and they were against the acquisition of nuclear weapons.”

Berlin, a specialist in London’s cultural history, ‘came across photographer Roger Mayne’s unused images of the coffee house on a forgotten contact sheet stored in the vaults of Bishopsgate Institute’s library in the City of London’ and that was the beginnings of the exhibition.

The cafe marked a moment in social history,” said Berlin. “It was here that the CND’s ‘Committee of 100’ was named and the first Aldermaston marches were arranged. The cafe staged a series of debates and it was part of the effort to get the Labour party to put disarmament into its manifesto, which it failed to do. Samuel’s History Workshop movement was an attempt to popularise the study of history, so that the people themselves were contributing to it.”

Anderson, the director of If….notable fans of the Partisan Coffee House included Quentin Crisp, the author of The Naked Civil Servant, the poet Christopher Logue and the singer Rod Stewart. The designer at Penguin Books, Germano Facetti, was responsible for several magazine covers, while the influential graphic designer Desmond Jeffery created the in-house menus and posters.

I know that Special Branch officers used to come in and play chess so that they could listen in to the conversations,” he told the Observer.

With regard to the associates of this lot who were ignoring or even involved in organised abuse and sexual exploitation, Special Branch studiously failed to follow the trail…

“Mayne’s photographs are a great record of the first coming together of many of the people behind the counter-cultural revolution that was to come in the 1960s,

The counter-cultural revolution, one of who’s stars was R.D. Laing; who not only failed to stop Dafydd et al abusing their patients en masse but who provided them with yet more excuses when complaints were made. See previous posts eg. ‘The Vermin Club’.

and the genesis of organisations like the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament. Some of the images are quite obviously set up, but Mayne may have been there with his camera on more than one occasion as there are some evening shots.”

Lessing was a frequent speaker at the cafe, but Mayne’s photographs reflect women’s more usual backroom role. “They were present, but this was a place of its time, so it was run by men. A lot of the hard work was done by women though, and many of them went on to be part of the new wave of feminism,” said Berlin.

Some of the women of that generation have written about the way in which the men got on with the revolution while they made the coffee. This theme crops up so frequently that it obviously was present. Yet even the women of that generation who did end up articulating intelligent ideas challenging gender stereotyping, patriarchal oppression and even discussed how the alleged sexual revolution which accompanied the availability of the contraceptive pill simply opened up a new dimension of sexual exploitation of women who were now coerced into unwanted sexual encounters without having the reason of refusing because of the fear of an unwanted pregnancy did not utter a word about the large scale abuse and trafficking of kids and young people in care contexts. Why? Because the funding for so much of the ‘research’, the publications and the jobs for those feminists who were going into action came from the left-leaning Councils or charidees which were colluding with the abuse. It is why the wimmin’s groups of the GLC and other Metropolitan Boroughs – including Leicester City Council – would not touch anything or anyone who were raising concerns re the abuse of children or vulnerable adults. Educational institutions were on board as well, no-one dared rock the boat. It was like trying to have journal articles published today discussing the abuse of psych patients; if you word your article carefully you will get it accepted by some of the braver sociology journals but you won’t get anything at all about serious patient abuse published in a health or social care journal.

I saw how it worked on the ground. Vulnerable adults eg. with learning disabilities or mental health problems, were ‘supported in their relationships’ or were given ‘advice’. People even tried doing that to me; I had a Masters in medical sciences, why on earth would I discuss sex or contraception with a groper or the colleague of a groper??? With kids in care or kids being targeted at school it came under the umbrella of informal sex education. Girls of 14 and 15 were told that they were being ‘sensible’ if they went on the pill. This could fairly be said in circumstances where a girl had established a genuine non-abusive relationship and it would be preferable to an unwanted pregnancy, but in the cases that I knew of that was not what was happening. The Sensible Girls were being grossly exploited by some very unpleasant men, some of them well into middle age. The Top Docs handing out those contraceptive pills knew exactly what was going on and they also knew when they were preparing kids in care ‘for action’ as it were. The Top Docs knew that what was going on was illegal and that the kids were not being given the time and opportunity to voice concerns if they really didn’t want to do this. Girls refusing to join the party were pathologised in various ways. The favourite technique was not, as might be expected, used by boys who wanted to get their leg over. It was from Top Doctors and Angels who were understandably and frequently told by girls of 15 that they did not want to go on the pill because it involved a vaginal examination. They were mocked. Ooh you women are all so silly. No, they weren’t ‘silly’, they weren’t ‘ashamed of their bodies’, they just didn’t want that sort of encounter with a strange man – and some of those involved were very strange men – and their instincts in nearly every case were right. Neither was The Lady Doctor the answer either, because they were fully complicit with those trafficking gangs and like the pill were there to take away someone’s rationale to say ‘I really am not going to get involved with this or indeed even this conversation, now fuck off’.

I did not ever see one daughter of a Top Doctor or Angel or social worker subjected to this. Their children were supported and protected and treated with dignity and respect. This happened to Other People’s Children, in the way that Other People were Referred To Dafydd. No-one, no-one at all, dared to publicise what was happening. People certainly knew because if you chatted to people you heard about it and after I began this blog people whom I didn’t know when I was in north Wales e mailed me and told me that they had witnessed this in Gwynedd as well.

In her autobiography, Jenny Diski wrote of how, when she moved in under the wing of Doris Lessing, Doris spent virtually her whole time in her study writing and pretty much ignored Jenny, except for on one point: she took Jenny to a Top Doctor to acquire some sort of prehistoric form of contraception, a cap or something (no, I have never actually encountered one, but I know about them theoretically and have heard witness accounts). Jenny didn’t have a boyfriend and was rather bemused by it all. It came in useful though, she was shagged within weeks as word got round that Jenny, who had been in a psych unit at the age of 14 and had been abandoned by her parents, was living at Doris’s place. Another writer of Jenny’s vintage who was in the same situation observed that the welfare system didn’t know what to do with a kid who’s parents had simply abandoned her. It still doesn’t, although it is what the welfare system is supposed to be there for and it has had 70 years of practice now…

In her later years, Claire Rayner did of course Open Her Heart about her own experiences of being sexually exploited and abandoned by her parents when young and ending up in a psychiatric institution in her mid-teens. Rayner received much praise for her Bravery but no-one mentioned that Rayner had followed a career as an Angel in the NHS, including posts in senior roles, in hospitals which were facilitating abuse rings. Claire Rayner knew what was going on and she kept quiet. Had she not kept quiet, Rayner would not have been offered work as a journo or invited to appear on TV, let alone sit on Gov’t Committees. Claire was such a safe pair of hands that Miranda invited her to advise on the problem of the mentally ill women prisoners in Holloway, which had become a national scandal by the late 1990s. Claire found the solution. They would be transferred to high security hospitals where they could receive ‘specialist treatment’. Many of them had already been in high security hospitals, where they had been severely abused and their abusers had then transferred them to Holloway, which why they had been driven completely mad and spent all day injuring or trying to kill themselves. So back they all went to live with Mr Savile and not a word of their dire journeys through life was made public. Claire’s fellow adviser on the Final Solution was St Helena of the Kennedys. See posts ‘The Wretched Of The Earth’ and ‘The Compassion Centre’.

Claire and St Helena were Helping the Holloway Wimmin at the time that the Waterhouse Report was published.

 

 

[Michael Berlin] suspects the name “partisan” was chosen for its rebellious cachet and because it carried a hint of the respect around at the time for the Yugoslavian partisans who had fought the Nazis under Tito. “It represented an alternative lifestyle that appealed to beatnik outsiders. It was a moment of youthful optimism in a very dark time,” he said.

Beatnik outsiders who ended up joining in with the genocide…

But far from supporting the journal, the coffee shop lost money and eventually closed in 1962. “The old shop is next to Private Eye’s building in Carlisle Street. At the time it had a strikingly modernist stripped pine interior, but it has been converted into offices now. It was the home of a PR company for a while,” said Berlin.

I have read The Eye for years, but it wasn’t until Ian Hislop took over as Editor that anything re Dafydd et al appeared, although Richard Ingrams, John Wells and Candida Lycett Green certainly knew about Dafydd and the Westminster Paedophile Ring as well as Jeremy Thorpe, many years before Jeremy appeared in the dock. See post ‘Come, Friendly Bombs’. The Eye used to employ Ronnie Waterhouse as a libel reader.

In a grim joke, the lettings agency now in charge of the site mentions the coffee house in its details for the property. A boldly radical 1950s venture has become a quirky commercial selling point.

And Robin Llywelyn, who evicted his grandfather’s posh bohemian friends to house the natives in the name of Plaid, subsequently used Balfour Beatty to manage the properties. See post ‘The Village’.

 

Regulars at the Partisan Coffee House in Soho, London in 1958.
Regulars at the Partisan Coffee House in Soho, London in 1958. 
The PR piece in ‘The Observer’ advertising the exhibition of the lives of the youthful Eric and Uncle Harry’s brother-in-law as organised by Michael Berlin appeared in April 2017. By which time this blog was gathering steam as well as readers and I had made it clear that I would be writing the history of Dafydd and the North Wales Hospital Denbigh from the bottom up a la E.P. Thompson.
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Eric and friends were international in many dimension, Eric alone being Jewish and having grown up in Egypt, before moving to central Europe, before moving to London and then kipping on Dafydd’s manor.

 

Julia Hobsbawm (born 15 August 1964) is a ‘writer and speaker on Social Health and modern connectedness’ and the author of Fully Connected: Social Health in an Age of Overload (Bloomsbury paperback 2018). She is Honorary Visiting Professor in Workplace Social Health at Cass Business School, Editor-at-Large for Arianna Huffington’s global wellbeing portal ‘Thrive’ (I have no idea what a wellbeing portal is) and a columnist for Strategy + Business Magazine. An entrepreneur who founded the knowledge networking company Editorial Intelligence in 2005, she was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list in 2015.

Julia attended Camden School for Girls and then the Poly of Central London (now the University of Westminster), leaving without qualifications in the early 1980s. Not that the lack of even a booby prize from the Poly of Central London held Julia back, she bagged a job as a TV researcher before moving into PR. Julia is a Patron of the Facial Surgery Research Foundation and the Zoe Sarojini Trust, a charidee educating girls in South Africa.

Julia founded Julia Hobsbawm Associates in 1992, subsequently Hobsbawm Macaulay Communications, in collaboration with her pal from Camden High School for Girls, Sarah, who later married the Teddy Bear. Hobsbawm Macaulay Communications existed between 1993 and 2001. Between 2002 and 2005, Julia ran Hobsbawm Media + Marketing Communications. She launched Editorial Intelligence in 2005.

 

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My post ‘On The Occasion Of The 70th Birthday Of HRH Carlo’ discussed the career of Vivian Lewis aka Lord Brecon. Lord Brecon was an unknown Councillor from rural South Wales who in 1957 was suddenly appointed to fairly high office, Minister of State for Welsh Affairs and given a peerage by Harold Macmillan. There was much confusion in London as to why this Welsh know-nothing who had arrived in London wearing, of all things, a tweed suit, had been elevated. The answer was that Lord Brecon, through contacts that he made at a very young age in the Welsh Conservatives, the Young Conservatives and elsewhere, had found out that children and vulnerable young people from Wales were being trafficked (although that word would have not been used at the time) for sex work to England, where some of them were providing sexual services to Westminster figures, the landed gentry and were even rubbing noses as well as other organs with the Royals. When he was young Lord Brecon had encountered Beata Brooke, who was a Denbighshire social worker and a key member of Dafydd’s gang, as well as Peter Walker, who served as a Cabinet Minister in both Heath’s and Thatch’s Gov’t and who as Secretary of State for Wales, June 1987-May 1990, was one of those who played a crucial part in concealing the serious criminality in north Wales.

Once Lord Brecon was given the job as Minister of State and his peerage, he became one of the inner circle of Tories who was used to conceal the wrongdoing of Dafydd et al, although when Brecon first discovered what was going on Dafydd was only just entering the business; the trafficking ring was already in place, but Dafydd greatly expanded it and took it to a pan-European level.

Lord Brecon and his wife Lady Brecon enjoyed a number of public appointments as did their friends and the cronyism and nepotism which was evident resulted in much criticism.

This blog has placed much emphasis on how the children of those who have been involved with Dafydd’s gang or concealing the crime do seem to do incredibly well for themselves even in the event of them having no obvious abilities or aptitude. Furthermore many of them find themselves in senior positions in health and welfare or they go into politics. Vivian Lewis’s family were no exception. His daughter Lindy Price had a glorious career in public life and clocked up numerous senior roles in the NHS and in penal reform, as well as in other fields.

Lindy Price died in June 1999, she waved everyone a fond farewell seven months before the Waterhouse Report was published.

Nicholas Edwards aka Lord Crickhowell, was Thatcher’s Secretary of State for Wales, May 1979-June 1987, who concealed Dafydd’s gang’s crimes and waved through the development of Cardiff Bay which involved millions of pounds of public money, then resigned as Secretary of State only to pop up not so long after as a Director of one of the companies which made a fortune from contracts developing Corruption Bay (see posts ‘Corruption Bay Special’ and ‘Old Nick Bites The Dust’). Old Nick knew Lindy and wrote her obituary for The Indie:

Lindy Price may have inherited her sense of duty from her father Lord Brecon,

Is that really a genetic trait???

who was appointed Minister of State for Welsh Affairs in 1957 by Harold Macmillan after many years of service in local government. If that was so, she was to outdo even him in the breadth of her involvement in public affairs

As we shall see, Lindy was such a safe pair of hands that she popped up everywhere.

and the energy with which she pursued her very varied interests.

There was a great deal of wrongdoing to conceal when Lindy was busy in public life.

Only in her failure to fulfil a dream that she might follow him into politics was she less successful.

I haven’t found out yet why Lindy didn’t make it into the Palace Of Westminster.

After Cheltenham Ladies’ College and the University of Poitiers, and before her marriage to Leolin Price QC,

Lindy had a pretty elite education then. I will come onto Leolin Price QC shortly.

she worked at Conservative Central Office

At the heart of the cover-up.

and in the Office of the British Consulate General in New York. In the decade that followed her marriage, during which her four children were born, she found time without any neglect of her family to immerse herself in a range of activities involved with the prison service and education.

I doubt that Lindy did all the washing, cleaning, cooking and childcare herself. The Lindys of the world don’t, because the prison service and education system needs the talents of the offspring of people who concealed a vicious criminal gang, those services being full of the victims of the gang who’s crimes were concealed.

First, she became a prison visitor at Holloway (1964-74);

Holloway did not contain serious criminals, it contained severely disadvantaged women, many of whom had been abused in children’s homes or in the psychiatric system by Lindy’s dad’s mates. The prison visitor system was saturated with people like Lindy, people who were closely associated with Dafydd’s gang and their associates and who were prison visitors for one reason only ie. to keep organised abuse – which was happening on a vast scale – and other criminality on the part of professional people quiet. It doesn’t matter whether the prison visitor was Lord Longford (see post ‘Comedies Of Menace’), Baroness Jean Trumpington (see post ’95 Glorious Years!’) or Lindy, that was the explanation for the presence of so many posh or well-connected ‘do-gooders’ in penal reform or prison visiting.

I have a distant relative (although I imagine that she’s dead now) who was a Posh Lady or became a Posh Lady after marrying a Liberal peer and she worked as a probation officer in the 1960s and 70s. My father used to be very rude about her and at the time I thought ‘oh father’s off again, having a go at anyone whom he perceives as being dangerously pink’, but of course my posh relative knew about Jeremy Thorpe and she’ll have known what was happening to her clients as well. She also did some rather weird things without anyone questioning it. For example one of her clients was sent to Holloway for arson, so my posh relative took this lady’s little boy in and he went to live at her place in Knightsbridge while his mum was banged up. The reason why my father was so critical was that when the little boy’s mum came out of prison, he went back to live with his mum in very difficult circumstances and my posh relative just stopped all contact with him. So an East End kid spent two years kipping in Knightsbridge and living with a member of the House of Lords and then it was ‘oh well goodbye then’ and he was returned to a very difficult life with a mum who of course had set fire to somewhere because she had serious mental health problems.

This anecdote is yet another example of the complete lack of accountability in the probation service. My posh relative wanted a toy so she got one. At that time – the early 1970s – the North Wales Probation Service were fully on board with Dafydd’s gang. Children were removed from their families and handed over to a gang of paedophiles. If the kids complained of being repeatedly sexually assaulted, they were framed for criminal offences and sent to Risley Remand Centre, even kids as young as 14 yrs, where many of them died (see post ‘Include Me Out’). Everyone in politics, in health and social care and in the legal profession knew that this was happening and no-one stopped it.

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MI5: When you had Brown, me and the rest of us under surveillance, you knew about my posh relative. I last saw her in 1982 when my grandmother died. Dafydd’s gang killed my friend Anne in 1986. There was no effort by anyone to protect us, even though you knew that we were all being targeted and that I hadn’t even tried to pull strings via my posh relatives. Furthermore I have also been given stacks of info re the bankruptcy of another relative of mine who, like my father, took the piss out of Lady Veronica and just believed that his life and business unravelled because he had a lot of bad luck. Particularly after he moved to Beddgelert in Gwynedd. No I’m not going to put details up on the blog, because he has at least one son who still lives in north Wales and frankly it seems to have been common knowledge that every relative of mine with whom I was on good terms was targeted and ruined whereas the unscrupulous ones found themselves doing very well for themselves. To use Dafydd’s phrase, there seems to have been a serious moral collapse on the part of a great many.

The Houses of Turds:

 

The site of a Serious Moral Collapse:

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it was characteristic of her [Lindy] that this initial step was not to join some distant committee, but to go where real knowledge could be acquired, sometimes of the most painful kind, and where her warm and generous spirit would have the most effect. That same generous spirit led her to become a godmother to a child born in prison who was subsequently adopted.

Bloody hell, just like Veronica my posh relative. Of course Lindy et al went ‘where the real knowledge could be acquired, sometimes of the most painful kind’, Lindy needed to know exactly who knew that Sir Peter Morrison et al was holding sex parties with children, because obviously a Referral to Dafydd would be required, followed by the destruction of the careers and reputations of any professional relatives or friends of theirs. I presume that once the godmother bit had been done – ‘Your’re a very special client of mine!’ – and the baby had been adopted (against the mother’s wishes?), Lindy headed for the hills. Or Lindy might even have used her status as that child’s godmother to gain info about the child and keep tabs on the situation as the child grew up, particularly if that awkward mum started bellyaching after she came out of prison.

Can someone please tell me what Britain’s security services consider their remit to be? Brown’s dad always stressed that the British Army’s allegiance was to the Crown, not the Gov’t, which was obviously why someone killed him before the Waterhouse Report was published after his son had spilt the pints of Dafydd’s gang who were supplying kids to the brother of one of Lilibet’s Women-of-the-Bedchamber. I really would have thought that ‘national security’ would have covered a murderous paedophile gang killing senior army officers and Vice-Chancellors wives, even if it didn’t matter about the Empowered Service Users dropping like flies.

I never met the Liberal peer whom my posh relative married. He died when I was young; obviously being the country cousins, we had very little to do with the posh relatives, they just turned up in Somerset in the event of funerals and such occasions. His death got a bit of publicity because he used to ride his motorbike into the Lords and one day he was killed in a road accident on the way into the House, I think on Westminster Bridge.

Thorpe became Liberal Leader in Jan 1967. Discontent against Thorpe’s leadership was being voiced within a year of his election, culminating in June 1968 when disaffected senior party members combined with Young Liberals in an attempt to depose him. Thorpe had just married Caroline Allpass and was abroad on honeymoon when the plotters struck.

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The Liberal Party did badly in the 1970 General Election and Thorpe only just hung onto his seat in North Devon. Ted Heath secured a 30-seat majority. After the Liberals’ poor election performance Thorpe came under fire, but such criticisms were stifled when, ten days after the election, Caroline Thorpe was killed in a car crash. Caroline was not known as a reckless driver and no-one could find any obvious reason for her losing control of the car. Thorpe was heartbroken because he was devoted to the beautiful young Caroline, who was very popular in north Devon and provided a useful cover while Thorpe was having numerous casual liaisons with young men and had already discussed killing Norman Scott whom Thorpe believed presented a risk to his chances of becoming PM. Distraught at Caroline’s death, Thorpe built a monument to her memory.

The monument to Caroline on Codden Hill, Bishop’s Tawton. 

By early 1972, with Caroline’s monument erected, Thorpe was firing on all cylinders again and looking forward to being PM. Jeremy was lucky enough to find love again once that phallic symbol was up on Codden Hill and in March 1973 he married Marion, memorably immortalised by Peter Cook as ‘Mr Thrope’s wife Miriam’ who ‘has stood by him throughout this long and unnecessary ordeal’.

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Miriam was Marion Stein, Countess of Harewood, who’s previous husband was George Lascelles, 7th Earl of Harewood, son of Mary, Princess Royal; grandson of King George V; nephew of kings Edward VIII and George VI; and a cousin of Lilibet, mother of Carlo. Jeremy already had Royal connections, his proud boast was that he had shagged both Ma’am Darling and her husband, Lord Snowdon.

  • David Lloyd George, Thorpe’s earliest political hero:
Lady Megan Lloyd George, Thorpe’s godmother
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The Lord Cledwyn of Penrhos, who succeeded Lady Megan as MP for Angelesey
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Two good friends of Cledwyn: 

The Lord Kinnock
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My post ‘Meet The Gwerin!’ described the in-fighting between the gwerin who ran UCNW in the 1970s/early 1980s and how the gwerin reached fever pitch in 1979, which was the year that Mary Wynch was imprisoned by Dafydd, although Dafydd and the gang had gone in pursuit of Mary before then; because Mary had gone into hiding, Dafydd et al didn’t actually have her unlawfully arrested and imprisoned until 1978-79. UCNW was facilitating Dafydd’s branch of the Westminster Paedophile Ring. By 1979, the gwerin were doing everything possible to force Sir Charles Evans, the Principal of UCNW out – although Evans was made of stern stuff and did not retire until 1984 – and in 1982 the gwerin succeeded in forcing the resignation of Lord Kenyon, the President of UCNW. Lord Kenyon’s son Thomas was known to be sexually abusing boys in care in north Wales.

It was in October 1975, that John Newton, who claimed to have been paid to murder Norman Scott, made a bungled attempt to shoot Scott that resulted in the killing of Scott’s dog Rinka. Newton was arrested on charges of possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life, yet the press remained muted, possibly awaiting the bigger story that they hoped would break. Their reticence ended in January 1976 when Scott, in court on a minor social security fraud charge, claimed he was being hounded because of his previous sexual relationship with Thorpe. This statement, made in court and thus protected from the libel laws, was widely reported. Over the years, Scott had made several attempts to publicise his story, but no newspapers were interested. ‘Private Eye’ decided in late 1972 that the story “was defamatory, unproveable, and above all was ten years old”. ‘Private Eye’ used to employ Sir Ronnie Waterhouse as a libel reader. Waterhouse was from a well-known Liberal family in north Wales and the Waterhouses knew the Lloyd Georges and they also knew Jeremy Thorpe.

On 16 March 1976 John Newton’s trial began at Exeter Crown Court, where Scott repeated his allegations against Thorpe despite the efforts of the prosecution’s lawyers to silence him. John Newton was found guilty and sentenced to two years’ imprisonment, but did not incriminate Thorpe. The scandal brewed and on 10 May 1976, amid rising criticism, Thorpe resigned the Party leadership. The new Liberal Leader, David Steel, made Thorpe Party spokesman on foreign affairs, with responsibility for European issues. Wilson had suddenly and unexpectedly retired as PM in April 1976 – I am fairly sure because of something related to this lot and Wilson fearing that the Westminster Paedophile Ring was going to become horribly public – and been replaced by Jim Callaghan, a friend of Lord Cledwyn and both of the Windbags. Thorpe lobbied the Gov’t hard for legislation to introduce direct elections to the European Parliament; at that time MEPs were appointed by member nations’ parliaments.

In October 1977, John Newton, released from prison, sold his story to the London ‘Evening News’. Newton’s claim that he had been paid “by a leading Liberal” to kill Scott caused a sensation and led to a police investigation. Throughout this period Thorpe endeavoured to continue his public life. In the House of Commons on 1 August 1978, when it appeared certain he would face criminal charges, Thorpe asked the Attorney-General what sum of capital possessed by an applicant would prevent him from receiving legal aid. 

On 4 August 1978, Thorpe, along with three others, was charged with conspiracy to murder Norman Scott. Thorpe was additionally charged with incitement to murder. After being released on bail, Thorpe declared his innocence and his determination to refute the charges. Although Thorpe remained North Devon’s MP he withdrew almost completely from public view. The trial, which lasted for six weeks, began on 8 May 1979 and on 22 June 1979, all four defendants were acquitted of all charges. The judge’s summing up was considered to be so biased that the wall to wall satire began. Mary Wynch was safely locked up in the North Wales Hospital Denbigh for the duration of the trial and it’s aftermath. But then I was unlawfully arrested and illegally imprisoned by Dafydd just before Professor Oliver Brooke appeared at Kingston-upon-Thames Crown Court charged with the possession of child porn.

When Mary’s case hit the media, Dafydd was interviewed on TV and asked what the bloody hell he thought that he was doing. Dafydd replied ‘I found myself in this bizarre situation and I was only trying to help’. When I complained about Dafydd unlawfully having me arrested and imprisoned, he explained that he had found himself in this bizarre situation and he was only trying to help. Dafydd made those comments some three years apart. The President of the BMA on both of the occasions that Dafydd found himself in a bizarre situation and could only help by unlawfully arresting and imprisoning someone was Dr John Marks and the Chairman of the GMC on both occasions was the bastard of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Lord John Walton.

He just has no idea how he finds himself in these bizarre situations:

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Would the Baron and Baroness Windbag be able to shed any light on the matter? Particularly as Lord Windbag and Tony Francis, Dafydd’s colleague, knew each other from their student days in Cardiff. Tony Francis was one of those who responded to the paedophiles in distress flare in the early 1980s and took up a post as a consultant psychiatrist in north Wales, to contribute to the illusion that Things Had Changed in the north Wales mental health services.
No wonder the gwerin were scrapping like there was no tomorrow in UCNW. Furthermore Carlo had become Chancellor of UCNW in 1976, just as things began to get exciting.
As for Lindy Price:
Similarly her membership of the Parole Board for England and Wales (1969- 74) and as a co-opted member of the Inner London Probation Committee (1971- 79) could in no way be regarded as sinecures.

 

You bet that those positions won’t have been sinecures, ensuring that people kept their traps shut will have taken much time and effort and a great many insincere smiles and hugs. Dafydd’s mates were on the Parole Board as well, Robert Bluglass, Colin Berry, David Mawson, they all were given a seat (see previous posts). Lindy will have known my posh relative if Lindy was a member of the Inner London Probation Committee and my posh relative knew that I was at UCNW and that Brown was at Aston, so I’m sure that the paedophiles in distress flares were going up all over the place, particularly as I arrived at UCNW just as Mary Wynch began her litigation against Dafydd.

The shocking state of the Probation Service illuminates a mystery from my younger days. In the 1980s, ‘New Society’ used to run a column called ‘Tailgunner Parkinson’ written by an inner-London probation officer that was grossly offensive and littered with derogatory comments about his clients, particularly the female ones whom Tailgunner seemed to think would be willing to have sex with him if he had ever wanted to stoop that low. Tailgunner Parkinson was in reality Geoffrey Parkinson and I read up on him the other day. He caused great problems in the probation service but not for the right reasons.

In 1977 Geoffrey Parkinson was suspended from work when it was discovered that he was encouraging his clients who had been involved with serious crime to move into less serious crime as a sort of dose reduction therapeutic activity. After he ended up in hot water, Parkinson claimed that he’d only said this as a joke. I suspect that Parkinson was actually as corrupt as fuck and running some sort of crime empire in partnership with his clients. Parkinson seemed to engender a Dafydd-like situation, in that the service was torn apart over him, with a loyal fan club maintaining that he was a fantastic bloke who performed valuable work with a difficult group of people and other people saying that the world of probation needed to divest itself of Geoffrey Parkinson as soon as possible.

When Geoffrey Parkinson was suspended, Dafydd’s gang was doing a roaring trade and numerous children from inner London Boroughs were being sent to kids homes in north Wales and then trafficked back down again to London a few years later as sex workers.

Geoffrey Parkinson continued to write for ‘New Society’ after he was suspended from work – he was of course reinstated again – although some readers complained about him being given space to air his insults. ‘New Society’ was the magazine for social workers and in spite of the articles written by people weeping over the state of Fatcher’s Britain, many of the readers were part of the trafficking gangs which had infiltrated social work. ‘New Society’ was the preferred publication for the placing of vacancies for senior management posts in Social Services Depts and adverts for staff to work in children’s homes in north Wales also appeared in there, some of those adverts being personally placed by John Allen who by that time had already served one prison sentence for the abuse of children but had nevertheless opened the Bryn Alyn Community and gone into business with Dafydd.

Geoffrey Parkinson died in 2014. In all he worked as a probation officer for over 30 years. He was never promoted and after he was suspended he was ‘banished’ to Woolwich ‘as far away from HQ as possible’. A non-dysfunctional service would have either have got rid of Geoffrey Parkinson or put him in the middle of HQ to enable them to keep a close eye on him. But HQ were trading with Dafydd as well but probably not quite so blatantly as Geoffrey Parkinson was, so HQ certainly couldn’t have afforded to have let Parkinson near the organs of government.

Geoffrey Parkinson
 

My father, Geoffrey Parkinson, who has died aged 87, was a dedicated officer with the Inner London Probation Service. He had a passion for his work and was determined to stay on the frontline for as long as he could. Along with his probation work, though, he also wrote prolifically. Using his wit and the inspiration of his Methodist upbringing,

Not all Methodists are child molesters but Dafydd’s gang operated very successfully through the Methodist Church, partly as a result of George Thomas being the most famous Methodist in the UK for many, many years and partly because north Wales was a stronghold of Methodism. George Thomas and Thatch were close friends despite their political differences, because as Thatch explained, they were both Methodists.

Geoffrey wrote plays for radio, many of which were produced and aired by the BBC throughout the 1970s, 80s and 90s.

Probation officers aren’t on the minimum wage but they are not highly paid…
remaining in the family home in Sutton, Surrey, which became very cluttered.

In 1992 he met Carole Seymour-Jones, and they married in 2012. Carole and three stepchildren survive him, as do my sister, Jane, brother, Paul, and I, along with nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

 

Carole Veronica Gillian Seymour-Jones (3 March 1943 – 23 May 2015) was a Welsh writer. Seymour-Jones was born in Towyn, north-west Wales, the daughter of a prominent surgeon…

Can anyone see Dafydd hidden in the picture?

but was raised in Southsea. She studied history at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford but left after her first year, under family pressure, to marry the stockbroker Robert Bigland.

Couldn’t she have done better for herself? I mean Bronwen married Bill Astor and look, she’s the chatelaine of Cliveden now…

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She completed her history degree with the Open University, while raising four children, and gained her master’s degree at Sussex University. Seymour-Jones taught history to adults at Surrey University and to sixth formers…

Lord Asa Briggs, the VC of Sussex University, 1967-76, was someone who concealed Dafydd’s gang and the Westminster Paedophile Ring in its earlier stages. Briggs was the man whom, his daughter stated in a radio interview some 12 years ago, never forgave three Sussex University undergrads for throwing red paint over a visiting US diplomat in a protest related to Vietnam, one of those students being Merfyn Jones (see post ‘Anthem For Doomed Youth’), who was later subjected to a multi-pronged attack by Dafydd’s gang, both in his role as VC of Bangor University and as Chairman of the Betsi Cadwaladr Health Board (see previous posts eg. ‘The Point Is To Change It’, Right To Reply’, ‘Meet The Gwerin’ and ‘On The Occasion Of The 70th Birthday Of HRH Carlo’).

 

Should someone really not have dealt with Dafydd many years ago? Throwing red paint in 1967, refusing to shag a vile old lobotomist and indeed Dafydd himself in the 1980s or spilling his pint in any way under any circumstances inevitably led to chaos and the destruction of people’s lives and careers. Why was this ever tolerated?

 

Although she had been writing educational books for some years, her career as a biographer began after the breakup of her first marriage after 26 years in the early 1990s….She was the author of ‘Beatrice Webb: A Life’(1992);Painted Shadow: The Life of Vivienne Eliot, First Wife of T.S. Eliot’ (2001), which she wrote as a visiting fellow at the University of Texas at Austin…

I’ve read ‘Painted Shadow’, it does have some interesting details in it, but it reads a bit like a Barbara Cartland. I’ve never read a Barbara Cartland I stress, but it reads a bit like I imagine a Barbara Cartland would read. So I wonder what standards at the University of Texas are like?

and ‘A Dangerous Liaison’ (2009), about the relationship between Simone deBeauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre; as well as co-editor ofWriters Under Siege: Voices of Freedom from Around the World’(2007). She also wrote for the ‘New Statesman’ and the ‘Times Higher Education Supplement’. She served on the Executive Committee of the English PEN, the writers’ association, from 1997 to 2001, sat on its Books to Prisoners Committee, and chaired its Writers in Prison Committee. Seymour-Jones met the probation officer and radio playwright Geoffrey Parkinson in 1992; the couple married in 2012.

So Seymour-Jones and Parkinson met in the year that the North Wales Police closed the investigation into the potential paedophile ring in north Wales/Cheshire, stating that there was no evidence for any such ring. Seymour-Jones had bumped into one of the biggest pieces of evidence in person but she remained silent throughout the Jillings Investigation, the Waterhouse Inquiry, Operation Pallial and the Macur Review, although she had managed to marry the evidence after Operation Pallial was launched, indeed marrying the evidence during the year in which Tony Francis killed himself.

‘We didn’t know.’

MI5: Next time that you establish a honey trap, please could you actually stop the crime that you are investigating? It will save the rest of us a great deal of bother. Diolch yn fawr. Brown’s dad, my friend’s baby and Brown’s mum all died years after Caroline did her Miss Moneypenny bit.

Parkinson died in 2014. Seymour-Jones herself died on 23 May 2015.

Scenes from the life of a very ineffective femme fatale:

 

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As for Lindy Prince, her commitment to the Poor was unending:

As if all this was not enough, and at that time when her children were at the most demanding stage in their lives, she added membership of the Board of Visitors at Brixton Prison to the list in 1972 and became its chairman in 1976.

The crooked forensic psychiatrists of the Maudsley and St George’s Hospital Medical School who were mates with Dafydd and fully on board with his crime empire eg. Dr Paul Bowden, were responsible for assessing prisoners at HMP Brixton (which is not far from the Maudsley) and other prisons in London. Other Top Docs were responsible for providing the seriously inadequate medical care for prisoners whom they knew had been abused and targeted by gangs linked to Dafydd. Brixton is in the Borough of Lambeth which was ruled by Dafydd’s associates in London, a situation helped greatly by Dafydd’s pal John Tilley, the Labour MP for Lambeth Central, 1978-83. Tilley was a major factor with regard to the development of the trafficking ring based at Wandsworth Borough Council/ St George’s Hospital Medical School/Springfield Hospital and he became a good mate of Lord Scarman, the humane, liberal, compassionate, crooked old bastard who did Thatch’s Gov’t a very big favour when he Chaired the Public Inquiry into the cause of the 1981 Brixton riots. See post ‘Lord Snooty The Third’. I will return to Lord Scarman later on in this post.

Like Lord Scarman, Lindy will know exactly who was banged up in HMP Brixton and it will have been a greater variety of people than the Black Muggers that the tabloids always reassured us made up the population of that institution.

She used the knowledge she acquired in these positions to make valuable contributions to a Conservative Party pamphlet, The Proper Use of Prisons (1977), and to the report the Nacro committee, of which she was vice-chairman, Boards of Visitors for Penal Institutions (1975).

I haven’t yet read these publications to which Lindy contributed, but Nacro were working hand-in-hand with Dafydd’s gang as well. In north Wales, Nacro ran work programmes for the victims of Dafydd’s gang and the supervisors of the work schemes were some of the people who were used to threaten and harass those who had spilt the pints of the paedophile gang, such as the dreadful Malcolm Fox who lived in Rachub. See previous posts for further information on Nacro.

Malcolm Fox ruthlessly sexually exploited girls in the Bethesda and Bangor area and later dealt in cocaine. He was never investigated by the police, although he was quite seriously injured when he was beaten up by some heavies from the Maesgeirchan estate at Bangor when one of them found him in bed with their wife. Fox was involved in community work on Maesgeirchan, although he lived near Bethesda, so he will have known about the abuse of kids in the Ty’r Felin children’s home which was on Maesgeirchan. It was the Ty’r Felin kids who were being trafficked to Dolphin Square as well as other less elite venues (see post ‘Are You Local?’). Malcolm Fox was from Birmingham and moved to the Bethesda area when he was a teenager and he also moved in hippy/alternative circles so he knew loads of the victims and targets of Dafydd’s gang. After years of doing absolutely nothing but getting pissed, enjoying himself with recreational chemicals  and sunbathing in his back garden in the summer, in about 1991 Malcolm Fox suddenly decided that he had an overwhelming desire to do a degree in history and enrolled as a student at Bangor University. It was at that time that Dafydd’s gwerin friends at Bangor University responded to Dafydd’s distress flare as the first police investigation into the possible presence of a VIP paedophile ring in north Wales/Cheshire was launched.  The gwerin caused havoc in the Social Sciences Dept of Bangor University and launched a hate campaign against a senior sociologist, the flames of which were fanned by ‘The Guardian’ (see post ‘Badlands’).

Fox lived with the dreadful Denise Baker, who spent three weeks as a lodger in my house, caused chaos, moved in with Fox and then both of them began a campaign of harassment against me. Denise enrolled on the psychology degree at Bangor, fell out with a load of people as toxic as she was, left Fox and married a man who worked as a children’s social worker on Anglesey. Denise then lied about her experience and I think with the assistance of false references, began a glorious career as a mental health professional. She was sacked again and again, but nonetheless managed to bag a job on Professor Louis Appleby’s team at Manchester University.

Appleby is the Professor of Psychiatry whom Miranda appointed as the UK Gov’ts first National Director for Mental Health (‘mental health tsar’), 2000-10. Appleby was then the first National Clinical Director for Health and Criminal Justice, 2010-14. He was also involved in the chaos that is Improving Access to Psychological Therapies and is a non-executive Director of the Care Quality Commission. In December 2015 Appleby was appointed by the GMC to improve how it deals with doctors who are vulnerable or at risk when investigated for fitness to practice medicine; in April 2016, Appleby reported that the number of investigations by the GMC should be reduced in favour of local resolution and that investigations should be ‘paused’ if the root cause is a health problem requiring treatment. Dafydd’s been using that excuse for years: ‘It was my nervous illness’.

Appleby sacked Denise for constituting a danger to vulnerable patients. However Appleby didn’t flag this up to anyone else – of course he didn’t, Appleby trained at the Institute of Psychiatry at the Maudsley with Dafydd’s mates, they have never flagged up people who are a danger to patients – so Denise walked straight into another job with vulnerable patients at Warwick University. She was sacked from there a few months later. Years later, Denise emerged with a PhD which was allegedly gained from her work with Appleby. How I do not know, because she didn’t do enough work with Appleby to use for a PhD, but somehow Dr Denise Baker McClearn the danger to vulnerable patients bagged one. That PhD may have been related to what Dr Baker McClearn found out about Professor Fergus Lowe when she did that degree in psychology at Bangor or indeed what the delightful Denise knew what was happening to me, because she read the statements made about me by the members of the paedophile gang when they perjured themselves in their attempts to have me imprisoned in the late 1980s/early 90s. Denise’s step-father was a social worker in the London area.

After gaining a PhD, Denise opened a ‘supper club’ – ie. cooked meals for social workers in her house – and received much media coverage for being a ‘health psychologist who had given up academia’ to ‘open the first pop-up restaurant in Wales’. The rest of north Wales roared with laughter at this description of the vicious psychopathic bitch who had caused so many people so much distress. The supper club died a death eventually, because although Denise is a very good cook, hurling abuse at the only guests who weren’t colleagues of her husband and insulting two food journalists who turned up to try the supper club didn’t do much for business. Neither did her Food Blog detailing the New Years’ Special at the supper club which explained that the man who was hired to play the bagpipes was ordered to give everyone a tune in the early hours ‘to piss the neighbours off’ and then there was the photo of Denise ‘drinking out of the piss pot’… That blog certainly had a following, but not for the reasons that Denise thought. Other highlights included Denise being invited to a posh wedding of a friend and then writing a critical review of the wedding breakfast in the guise of a review of the hotel where the wedding was held.

The death of the supper club was not the end of Denise’s career in catering. Her next venture was a social enterprise, the Pay As You Feel Cafe in Bethesda for those on limited incomes, where there were no fixed prices but the hungry just made a donation. Being a charitable enterprise, the Pay As You Feel Cafe was run entirely on the back of local businesses who donated grub for the good cause. Denise doesn’t do good causes, so it came as no surprise when I heard that Denise was stocking up her own freezer from those donations and then a campaign of hate was launched against Tesco because they had Refused To Donate. I was told by a third party that Tesco had indeed Refused To Donate because they had found out that Denise was selling the food. That was followed by allegations that Denise had pocketed money from a fund raising day for cancer research and had harassed an Empowered Service User who lived in the flat above the cafe such that the Empowered Service User was too frightened to leave her flat. I can understand that, when one has Denise as a neighbour, one find’s Denise in one’s house making long distance phone calls from one’s phone when one has popped out for a while, one’s neighbours are told that one is a loony who is a danger to their children and one finds Denise blocking one’s exit as one leaves shops, squawking abuse at one in Cockney. It is not an experience that I would recommend, in fact I moved house to get away from her. Others suffered in Rachub as well, such as the terminally ill neighbour who locked herself in her house to avoid seeing Denise and the man who was accused by Denise of molesting her daughter. He was never charged and Denise’s daughter had no recollection of the alleged molesting, but at least the man’s wife left him and he was later found dead.

I understand that Dr Baker McClearn has now waved a fond farewell to north Wales – she buggered off after she starred on this blog – and the last that I heard she was going under the name of Denise Laura Baker.

Here is Professor Louis Appleby, who has a great deal of explaining to do:

Prof Louis Appleby | The University of Manchester

Another example of Miranda’s sound judgement there…
Back to Lindy Price:
It was a natural consequence of her work in prisons and her genuine concern for those she met there that she became a member of Council of the National Association for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders, Nacro (1974-79), and a member (1965) of the Griffin Society which runs Stockdale House, a home for the after-care of women ex-prisoners. In characteristic style Price filled the posts in turn of secretary, vice-chairman and chairman of the society. She also set up Kelly House, a bail hostel for women.

In parallel with all this work for prisons and for prisoners – and it is the latter that she would have regarded as the more important – Lindy Price became as deeply involved with education. She was a director of the Norland Nursery Training College for more than 20 years (1964-86) and its chairman between 1986 and 1988.

Nannies for posh people! The combination of children, people with the connections and dosh to get themselves out of trouble and Lindy doesn’t bode well.

She was a member of the Governing Body of the Frances Mary Buss Foundation (1969-87), and co-chairman for the last 10 years, a member and then chairman (from 1975) of the Governing Body of the North London Collegiate School, Edgware, and the Camden School for Girls (1971-97).

The Frances Mary Buss Foundation is an organisation based in Camden which concerns itself with girls’ education. I find Lindy’s interest and dedication to the education of adolescent girls worrying. It’s not as if she was teaching them chemistry and physics.

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Old Nick’s obituary of Lindy continued to gush:

For mere mortals who find the membership of two or three charitable organisations almost more than they can manage, it is a record to be marvelled at, but Price added a directorship of Bulldog Manpower Services Ltd (a supported work scheme for ex-offenders) to the list,

Bulldog Manpower Services Ltd was established in 1975, a joint supported project of Vera, the Institute of Justice – which seems to be an organisation based in and concerned with ex-prisoners in the US – and the Inner London Probation and After-care Service (ILPAS). Bulldog ‘aimed to turn some of the most troublesome clients of ILPAS towards a lawful, self-sufficient, wage-earning way of life by employing them for a transitional period in a supported work situation’.

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and for three years was a member of the Police Complaints Board (1983-85).

Why are we not surprised?

She also began what was to become a major involvement in the National Health Service when she became a member of the Maternity Services Advisory Committee (1981-84), and then a lay member of the Midwifery Committee of the UK Central Council (1983-88).

During those years there was huge dissatisfaction with UK maternity services, public protests, media debates and high profile campaigns, but nothing really improved. The Midwifery Committee of the UK Central Council was used to deny the seriousness of the problems and to destroy whistleblowers. Take a look at the stats – midwives began leaving their jobs in droves…

Even more worryingly, Lindy was busy with maternity services and midwifery when the Top Doctors in north Wales had all conspired to ensure that NHS abortions were unobtainable, although they were happy to refer any woman who had the dosh to their mate in Chester who was a ‘private’ abortionist but who’s practice was so dangerous that women’s safety was at risk. As for the women who didn’t have the dosh, they were told that if they wanted an NHS abortion, they’d have to stay in the North Wales Hospital under the care of Dafydd for an ‘assessment’, although they’d still be refused an NHS abortion anyway.

I am still trying to find out what happened to the babies of those women, because they didn’t emerge from Denbigh with them. The women who ended up in the clutches of Dafydd at Denbigh were the kids in care who had become pregnant after their ‘carers’ had exploited or raped them or the psych patients and learning disabled patients who often also became pregnant by those paid to care for them. One solution to that particular problem was to sterilise anyone in danger of causing awkward questions to be asked, without their consent. I have also discovered that it was documented upon the records of people who had never had abortions that they had indeed had them, which was a useful strategy if Dafydd et al wanted to suggest that someone had been busy on the shagging front when they had complained about him or his colleagues. See previous posts eg. ‘Tan yn Llyn’, ‘Yours Truly, Angry Mob’ and ‘It’s Bachman Turner Overdrive – Not Arf’.

 

Anyone else but Lindy Price would have welcomed the opportunity to relax a little when, in the early 1980s, she and Leo acquired Moor Park at Llanbedr, near Crickhowell, and moved at least part of her life back to Wales. If the thought had tempted her, which I doubt, it was quickly put on one side, because in 1986, as Secretary of State for Wales, I asked her to become Chairman of the Powys District Health Authority.

Until she returned to Wales, Lindy lived in north London, where Dafydd’s gang had a branch. I know because I was living in that area myself, 1986-87, when I was refusing to shut up about Dafydd et al. One of the politicians refusing to address my concerns or indeed other people’s concerns including those of Alison Taylor, was Old Nick, the Secretary of State who gave Lindy the job as Chairman of Powys District Health Authority. In 1985, Mary Wynch’s case received publicity in the London-based media when she won her appeal to Lord Donaldson, the Master of the Rolls. Mary’s solicitor was Birnberg & Co, who were based in Camden, north London. Lindy Price’s husband Leolin was a Welsh barrister who’s Chambers were in Camden. By 1986, Mary had won her case against Dafydd and the gang, but the gang subsequently refused to pay Mary the damages that had been agreed upon and stated that she’d have to return to court to enforce payment. Despite struggling on for years and proving every part of her case, Mary was messed about repeatedly, lost everything and in her older years was finally completely ruined by Michael Howard the Home Secretary in the early 1990s. See previous posts.

Lindy herself returning to the Land of her Father in the early 1980s suggests that Lindy may well have been one of those responding to the clarion call of the paedophiles in distress in the wake of Mary Wynch beginning litigation and that little local difficulty involving Jeremy Thorpe. The fact that Lindy only moved ‘part of her life’ back to the land of song with the language of heaven suggests that she really continued to base herself in north London – after all the kids and young people from Wales were being trafficked to London – but did the required bit in Wales. Lindy Price remained Chairman of Powys District Health Authority until 1992.
 Old Nick was delighted with Lindy’s performance, the Lindy who’s husband was a well-known Conservative barrister who’s practice was based in London:

It turned out to be an inspired appointment, one of the best I ever made, and Price proved to be an outstanding health authority chairman. She had no time for the modern practice of dispensing with the masculine form of words. If the suggestion were made, she would giggle and say that she had no wish to be described as a chair.

 

In 2004, Sylvan Money, a young woman with severe depression in the care of Bronllys Hospital near Brecon, died. She hanged herself when left alone after the Angels and nursing assistants who had been told to keep her under constant observation went shopping. Yes, they popped out to do a bit of shopping while they were on duty looking after a suicidal patient. Powys Local Heath Board were as obstructive as possible during the investigation which followed Sylvan’s death and the police threatened to arrest the CEO if he didn’t begin to co-operate. At Sylvan’s inquest in 2006, the coroner denounced the ‘catastrophic failings’ which led to Sylvan’s death and identified 36 errors in Sylvan’s care. It transpired that one of the nursing assistants responsible for Sylvan could not read and write so they had not been able to follow written instructions relating to Sylvan’s care. They had been employed by Powys as a nursing assistant for years. The Chair of Powys LHB subsequently resigned. Sylvan’s parents were contacted by a retired Top Doctor who told them that those named as having ‘failed’ regarding the care of their daughter had been conducting themselves in this manner for a very long time and that it had often been observed years before that one day a patient would die while in their ‘care’.

Kirsty Williams, the Lib Dem AM for Brecon and Radnorshire, observed to Sylvan’s parents that Powys NHS was a ‘time bomb’. The problem started long before Kirsty became the local AM, but you really should have flagged it up Kirsty…

 

I suspect that she did the job so well because she enjoyed it so much, but of course there was more to it than that. Elspeth Howe, who served with her on committees, described her as always calm, sensible and practical.

Elspeth Howe was the wife of Thatcher’s partner-in-crime Geoffrey. Geoffrey Howe was born and grew up in south Wales and before he became an MP, Howe was a barrister on the corrupt Chester and Wales Circuit and one of those who concealed the crimes of Dafydd. Howe continued to conceal the wrongdoing as it escalated, in Geoffrey’s many roles including that of the Tory MP for Bebington on the Wirral, 1964-66, Reigate, 1970-74 and then East Surrey, 1974-92; as Solicitor General, 1970-72, in Heath’s Gov’t; as Chancellor of the Exchequer and Foreign Secretary and finally as Lord President of the Council, July 1989-Nov 1990.

One of the functions of Lord President of the Council was to act as the visitor for UCNW (Bangor University). Howe was in that role when the North Wales Police launched the first investigation into the possibility of a VIP paedophile ring in north Wales/Cheshire; the investigation was closed in 1992, with the conclusion that there was no evidence of a ring. Nonetheless, hundreds of complaints about the abuse of children had been made and a file was sent to the DPP. The CPS did not mount even one prosecution. The DPP at the time was Dame Barbara Mills, who’s husband was John Mills. They lived in Camden and John Mills donated enormous amounts to the Labour Party. John Mills is the brother of David Mills, the lawyer who was married to Tessa Jowell. Tessa was a social worker who had worked as a children’s care officer for Lambeth and as a psychiatric social worker at the Maudsley. Tessa was Chair of Camden Social Services Committee. See previous posts for info about Tessa, the Mills family and the fuckwittery of Camden Borough Council.

Elspeth and Geoffrey Howe were good mates of Sir Ronnie Waterhouse and had been since they were crooked young whippersnappers, as opposed to crooked old bastards. See previous posts for further details of Elspeth and Geoffrey.

 

[Lindy] had an ability to exercise authority in a way that did not cause offence.

At least not to those who mattered, although no doubt Lindy pissed a few of the prisoners etc off while she was busy helping them. Or she might just have been very good at ensuring that they did not rumble the extent to which she was colluding with Dafydd’s gang, as with Ella Fisk and Ria Stanley, two of the much nicer Angels in the Hergest Unit but Angels who knew exactly what Dafydd et al were up to and concealed it. But then so did absolutely everybody else.

She expected and obtained high standards in a business-like way, but would arrive at a board meeting with a basket of homemade jams and jellies which she would distribute to “my boys”.

Distributing jams and jellies to criminals is not rocket science. If Old Nick had given  me a job as Chairman of an NHS Board, I too could have done that, although I wouldn’t, I would have saved the jams and jellies for those who were not killing patients, but that is why I’ll never be Chairman of an NHS Board. But having seen what happened to Merfyn, I don’t think that I want to be.

She would hold open house at Moor Park for staff and colleagues and join in the sing-songs round the piano.

This is all good clean fun, but having a sing-song around the old Joanna does not mean that one is a competent NHS senior manager.

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Those staff were also aware that she might turn up at any hour to see that all was well. On one occasion when the authority was simulating a major air crash on the Brecon Beacons they were surprised when she appeared in the rain at dusk high on the mountain.

So how did Lindy miss the presence of illiterate staff and Angels who regularly went off to do a bit of shopping when they were on duty?

In 1992 the Powys Health Authority became the Powys Health Care NHS Trust and Price continued to chair it until 1996. She was the Chairman of the Welsh Breast Screening Advisory Group that established “Breast Test Wales”.

‘Here is a giant caravan parked outside Morrison’s. Could female shoppers please get their tits out because we’ve noticed that they are not responding to our Invitations To Get Screened?’

Would anyone ever ask blokes to get their bits out in a sodding caravan in a supermarket car park? Probably not, because men would say ‘oh bugger off of course I’m not doing that’, men being awkward sods who Bottle It Up and Don’t Share. Very wise of them too, wimmin need to take a leaf out of their book, rather than men being told by the Top Docs that it is the men who have got it wrong with regard to this matter. Read medical textbooks written in the 1960s and 70s, the explanation is in there. Because of their role in birth and child rearing, women became used to being told what to do by Top Doctors and very frequently became accustomed to being treated with complete disrespect. Men did not. They had far less contact with Top Doctors and when they did have contact with them it didn’t usually involve conversations about their genitalia or sex lives, unless of course they had an STI. Men are far less pliable in the face of Top Doctors which causes problems if men really do have a condition which is negatively impacting on them and they do not seek advice, but it protects them from predatory healthcare professionals. The myth of naughty men who Won’t Talk About It is based on men having a far greater tendency to say ‘you WHAT???’ in the face of the likes of Dafydd. Again and again I have heard men say, on the occasions that they have accompanied their girlfriends and wives to consultations with Angels and Top Doctors, ‘do you know what they said to her??? I wasn’t bloody well having that.’ That was the reason why men were traditionally not welcome in consultations/the labour ward. Men ask questions. Dafydd et al got their claws into vulnerable young boys rather than older men.

 

She was a member of the Social Security Advisory Committee set up by the Department of Social Security and a number of other similar committees.

Successive Ministers for Social Security concealed the crimes of Dafydd and the gang, including Tony Newton to whom Alison Taylor wrote directly in Feb 1988, informing him that kids in care in north Wales were being abused. After Newton had rocked up in the Lords, he served as Lord President of the Council, April 1992-May 1997. So Newton was in that role keeping an eye on Bangor University throughout the Jillings Investigation and throughout the arranging and then the beginning of the Waterhouse Inquiry. In 1992, Lord Cledwyn became President of UCNW, after Ronnie Waterhouse’s friend and colleague Sir William Mars-Jones stood down. Ronnie Waterhouse’s good friend from boyhood was a Professor of History and a member of the senior management team at UCNW.

 

[Lindy] had fully earned her appointment as CBE when it came in 1994.

The Jillings Investigation into the abuse of children in the care of Clwyd County Council had not long begun by then… On 9 June 1994, Matt Arnold, the Headmaster of Bryn Estyn, died of an ‘unspecified blood disease’; on 13 June 1994, the trial of Arnold’s long term friend and colleague at Bryn Estyn, Peter Howarth and another man, Paul Wilson, for the sexual abuse of boys in care in north Wales opened. On 8 July 1994 Peter Howarth was found guilty of child sexual abuse at Chester Crown Court and was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment. Paul Wilson was acquitted of all charges.

Throughout 1994, Dafydd and the gang busied themselves – without my knowledge – collecting ‘evidence’ of my ‘increasing dangerousness’ with the intention of eventually using this evidence to have me sectioned and then transferred to a high security hospital. This would avoid the difficulties that Dafydd et al were encountering when they prosecuted me ie. cases collapsing against me and members of the public asking what on earth was going on. Lay people often do not realise that one can be detained in institutions like Broadmoor, for life, without trial and without being found guilty of any offence. The reason why the mental health system was and is used to silence witnesses to organised abuse is that there is no effective protection for patients; a small tightly knit group of psychiatrists who know each other and have been scratching each others backs for decades control it and always collude with each other; patients are judged on evidence of which they are completely unaware; and the whole process is carried out behind closed doors with no scrutiny from anyone apart from those within the group of psychiatrists who are making the decisions. Patients then can be subjected to any ‘treatment’ at all, even ‘treatments’ that are very obviously having a disastrous effect on their health. In the event of a patient dying, there will even at that stage be no scrutiny from anyone outside of the system. Not only is this a system designed to encourage abuses, but it is a system which has long been entirely under the control of a faction of the medical profession who have been involved in serious organised crime.

My documents show that the desperation of Dafydd et al to have me banged up had reached fever pitch by the end of 1994 and this was because not only had Brown written to the Hergest Unit yet again telling them that he heard Dafydd telling me that if I dropped my complaint against him he would get me a place at Liverpool Medical School, but I and another Hergest patient had met with two members of the Mental Health Act Commission and told them that serious complaints about Dafydd, including those relating to him sexually exploiting patients, were not being investigated. In the latter part of 1994, Dafydd was exchanging correspondence with the MDU regarding the incidents that demonstrated the danger that I presented to his life. One incident consisted of Dafydd seeing me ‘sitting on a chair’ talking to an Angel. Had I attempted to launch a murderous attack on him? No, but I could have and Dafydd knew that. The next incident which absolutely assured Dafydd that action needed to be taken against me was me throwing a brick through the glass door of his house at 3 am one morning. Except that I didn’t. There was no evidence that I did – I have recently been told that the brick was planted by Dafydd et al – but nonetheless Dafydd had a series of meetings with the police about me throwing that brick, the MDU recorded that I had thrown that brick, an affidavit sworn by Dafydd about it was presented to the High Court in Liverpool, without my knowledge and in Nov 1994 Dafydd was granted a High Court injunction against me. Which was then used as evidence of just how dangerous I was…. See posts ‘These Sharks Are Crap As Well’, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels’ and ‘The Banality Of Evil’ for further details, including the contents of Dafydd’s truly extraordinary affidavit.

 

Then, in 1996, Price was asked by the Welsh Office to become Chairman of the Gwent Health Authority (1996-98); but she was not given warning in advance of a serious management problem that existed there.

The Welsh Office would have known about the ‘serious management problem’ even if Lindy didn’t – although what with Lindy being the networker that she was it would be surprising if Lindy didn’t know at least something about the serious management problem – because the Welsh Office were Gov’t Dept concealing it. The Secretary of State for Wales when Lindy was appointed was William Hague, who at the time was in the process of orchestrating the huge cover-up which was the Waterhouse Inquiry.

There was a problem with the abuse of children in care in Gwent with which the Top Doctors were colluding. One Top Doctor who was employed as a child psychiatrist in Gwent was Elinor Kapp, who was married to Professor Kenneth Rawnsley. Kenneth Rawnsley was a mate of Dafydd’s going back many years and it was Rawnsley who, as Professor of Psychological Medicine in Cardiff, reassured everyone for decades that all was fine in the mental health services in north Wales and that standards of care were acceptable. Rawnsley knew that victims of a paedophile gang were being illegally imprisoned in a dungeon in Denbigh. Ken Rawnsley was also at the top of the pyramid of Top Doctors in Wales who were concealing the sex offences against children of George Thomas. Thomas had an excellent relationship with Top Doctors in south Wales because as Secretary of State for Wales he had liberated the huge quantity of money to build the University Hospital Cardiff and he was also involved with a great deal of medical charidee work. One such initiative is the City Hospice in Cardiff, a charidee which used to bear Thomas’s name but underwent a rebranding exercise after his sex offending became public knowledge. One Trustee of the City Hospice who has been involved with the charidee from its establishment is an Elinor Kapp. See post ‘The Discovery Of A Whole New Galaxy…’.

 

Perhaps those responsible for her appointment believed that she was the ideal person to deal with the problem, and given proper warning, she would have been. However, although she was not responsible for the situation, she found herself facing strong criticism in local papers.

Lindy knew nuzzing…

She was deeply hurt by these attacks which she knew to be unfair.

Lindy’s dear old heart was broken, particularly after a lifetime of giving out jams and jellies, to think that she was blamed for matters over which she had no control whatever…

It was an unfortunate end to a period of distinguished and selfless service to the NHS in Wales.

WHOOPS!!! Lindy’s efforts which ensured that the criminality which pervaded the health and welfare services in Wales and elsewhere continued for decades had returned to bite her on the bum.

I have not been able to discover the full details of the ‘serious management problem’ in Gwent Health Authority but the BMJ published two articles relating to Gwent Health Authority, one in 1996 and one in 1997. In 1996, the BMJ reported that Gwent Health Authority’s Director of Policy and Performance, Julie Sharma, had been suspended after an investigation which found that she had been appointed on the day after she had been given severance pay of £35 000 ($52 000) from an NHS Trust in the same area, namely Gwent Community Health NHS Trust, having been made redundant. In 1997 the BMJ reported that Gwent Health Authority was at the centre of another appointment controversy, for the awarding of a £1000 a day management consultant deal to a member of Gwent Health Authority four days after they had walked away from another NHS job with a suitcase full of cash…

Even if Lindy had really known nothing about the ‘serious management problem’ in Gwent Health Authority which existed at the time of her appointment as Chair in 1996, the responsibility was very much hers when there was a repeat performance of the scam the following year.

Hansard, 21 June 1996, has a record of a Rhodri Morgan asking a William Hague a question in the House over one of the inappropriate appointments at Gwent Health Authority. Rhodri Morgan was fully aware of the chaos and abuse prevailing in Wales’s NHS and Social Services and had been for years. He said nothing. Neither did his wife Julie, who worked as a social worker in Barry and was Assistant Director of Barnardo’s when some of Barnardo’s staff were abusing children.

One politician who gained much kudos from exposing the scams with regard to one of the Gwent Health Authority appointments when he was a member of Gwent Health Authority was Peter Law, who was elected as the Labour and Co-operative AM for Blaenau Gwent in the first elections to the new National Assembly of Wales in May 1999. Yet there was much else that Peter Law did not expose. Not only was he Chairman of Gwent Community NHS Trust which was an essential partner in the scams in Gwent Health Authority, but Mr Law had been in local politics and public life in the area for a very long time and he had said nothing about the criminality in the NHS and social services. There is a great deal to be said about Peter Law on this matter and if I have time I will return to him in a future post.

Lindy remained busy in spite of the demands of Chairing a corrupt NHS Authority and blaming it all on everyone else:

There were other activities in Wales too numerous for all to be mentioned. She was High Sheriff of the County of Powys (1997-98), served on the Wales Regional Council of the British Red Cross, was chairman of the Fabric Advisory Committee at Brecon Cathedral,

The Red Cross was aware of the wrongdoing in the health and welfare services and some of those holding senior roles in the Red Cross were former employees of the NHS and other organisations and had been involved in or concealed criminality themselves. See previous posts.

Lindy’s family had previous with regard to Brecon Cathedral. Lord and Lady Brecon were mates with the Dean of Brecon Cathedral and had stood accused of securing roles in public life for his wife which she did not have the appropriate knowledge or experience for (see post ‘On The Occasion Of The 70th Birthday Of HRH Carlo’).

 

and a church warden and trustee of Llanbedr church, where from time to time she played the organ.

In spite of the extent of Lindy Price’s contribution to the public life of Britain, she believed that none of this was as important as her family. She and Leo were devoted to each other: not a day passed when they did not communicate, or in which he did not pass the message that he loved her “madly and for ever”. They were the centre of a particularly close- knit family.

 

The man to whom Lindy ensured that she ‘communicated’ with daily was her husband, barrister Leolin Price QC, whom she married in 1963. Leolin Price was the most senior of a trio of Euro-sceptic lawyers (the other ones being Michael Shrimpton and Martin Howe) who provided legal advice for the anti-Maastricht campaign in Parliament in the early 1990s. In 1993 Price prepared Lord Rees-Mogg’s challenge to the ratification of the Maastricht Treaty.

Leolin Price

With his relish for argument, taste for complex legal detail and scepticism about the EU and all its works, Price was ideally suited to the role of constitutional gadfly. In the end the Maastricht rebellion proved a major headache for the government during John Major’s troubled second term as prime minister, consuming some 200 hours of debate over 23 days in committee and producing 600 amendments, many of them drafted by Price.The dispute came close to scuppering the treaty and bringing down the government.

The European Communities (Amendment) Bill (aka the Maastricht Bill) eventually became law at the end of July 1993, but in a last-ditch effort to prevent this, the former editor of ‘The Times’ Lord Rees-Mogg, supported by Price and David Pannick, QC (and backed by Sir James Goldsmith), applied for judicial review.

The substance of the case revolved around the nature of the “social protocol” which Major had secured during negotiations with Britain’s EU partners, which enabled Britain to opt out of the Social Chapter of the Treaty. The legal team argued that the protocol also increased the powers of the European Parliament — something which, under a 1978 Act, required specific parliamentary approval, which had never been given during the passage of the Bill bringing the Maastricht Treaty into British law.

The case garnered much publicity, but Rees-Mogg’s application was rejected in the court of first instance and on appeal, one judge describing as “an exaggeration” Price’s claim that the case was “perhaps the most important constitutional issue to be faced by the courts for 300 years”. The Treaty was duly ratified and the lasting scars left on the Conservative Party have not healed to this day.

Leolin placed a very effective bomb under the Tory party which left shrapnel in people that is still causing much difficulty today, but he didn’t blow up the bit of the Party which needed blowing up – the faction that was running a trafficking gang in collaboration with Dafydd et al along with a selection of politicians from across the spectrum. I don’t mind Sir Bufton Tuftons, I grew up with them in Somerset where they were plentiful, but Peter Morrison et al were something else… There will have been numerous old Sir Buftons and Sir Herbert Gussets voting Tory who would have been horrified at children and vulnerable people being abducted and forced into sex work by criminal gangs.

 

One of five children of a village schoolmaster, Arthur Leolin Price was born at Talybont-on-Usk in Breconshire and educated at Judd School, Tonbridge, from where he won a scholarship to Keble College, Oxford, to read History

Sir Peter Morrison went to Keble College, Oxford, but was much younger than Price

During the war he served as an officer in the Royal Artillery, latterly as adjutant of the Indian Mountain Artillery Training Centre in Ambala, Punjab province. On demob he returned to Oxford to read Law. Called to the Bar by Middle Temple in 1949,

Ronnie Waterhouse was a member of Middle Temple and was two years younger than Price.

he soon established a reputation in commercial and chancery litigation. After taking Silk in 1968, as well as his work in Britain he developed a thriving international practice, representing clients in New South Wales and the Bahamas.

The Bahamas is not only a well-known tax haven, but Bill Astor died there in 1966, supposedly of a heart attack, at the age of only 58. His heart saw him through all the high jinks at Cliveden with the Royal, the Gov’t Ministers, the Russian spies and the call girls, so it is a little ironic that it should cause his death just four years after the Profumo Affair, which brought down a Gov’t and resulted in the suspicious death of Stephen Ward and the jailing of Christine Keeler, both scapegoats who looked as though they might be the ones to name names. Bill Astor’s wife at the time of the Profumo Affair was born Bronwen Alan-Pugh, the daughter of a Welsh judge, Sir Alun-Pugh. Bronwen went to school in Dolgellau in what is now Gwynedd and knew a few of those who later become members of Dafydd’s gang. Leolin Price’s father-in-law Lord Brecon knew a great deal about the links between the Profumo Affair and Dafydd et al. See posts ‘In Memoriam – Bronwen, Lady Astor’ and ‘On The Occasion Of The 70th Birthday Of HRH Carlo’.

Later he was appointed a deputy High Court judge.

Although Price was a lifelong Conservative and on the committee of the Society of Conservative Lawyers for more than two decades, he acted for Arthur Scargill during the 1980s;

Arthur Scargill knew about Dafydd’s gang as did all Labour politicians, numerous people in the trade unions and many professional people in Wales. Thatch appointed Peter Walker as Secretary of State for Energy for the specific reason that Walker’s knowledge of those who were colluding with – and his own collusion with – Dafydd et al would make him very effective at dealing with the opposing forces whom Walker knew had also colluded with and concealed Dafydd’s gang’s crimes. Walker was good mates with Leolin Price’s father-in-law Lord Brecon, who had achieved his peerage and Gov’t position under Macmillan because of his role in facilitating Dafydd’s gang.

 

and in 1982 he advised Harriet Harman when, as legal officer for the National Council for Civil Liberties, she was found in contempt of court after showing restricted legal documents to a journalist. Price acted for her during the appeal process that led to the European Court of Human Rights overturning her conviction, successfully arguing that the prosecution had breached her right to freedom of expression.

I’m not sure that Price did anyone any favours defending Harriet on that matter. Not only had she been in contempt of court, but in her capacity as legal officer for the NCCL, Harman wrote a document in response to the lobbying of PIE, a paedophiles’ rights group who at the time were affiliated to the NCCL, which recommended changes in the law that would, had they been passed, have made it easier for adults to sexually assault children with impunity. I have stated before on this blog that Harman will have done this because she is stupid and doesn’t realise how stupid she is. However a passing comment from someone else has alerted me to the possibility that no, Harman didn’t succumb to the lobbying of PIE because she was dim, Harman was simply a paid-up member of the House of Cowards. PIE and those for whom it was lobbying were not nice people, they were not lonely men in flashers’ macs, they were members of an organised criminal network who were causing havoc in Social Service Depts across the UK and witnesses were being found dead. Harman knew all this and she had worked at Brent Law Centre, where children were being abused at the hands of that lot. Harman’s dad was a Top Doc and she was a relative of Lord Longford who also knew how bloody frightening these gangs were and who colluded with Dafydd et al himself (see post ‘Comedies Of Menace’); it is highly likely that Harriet knew about Dafydd, his gang operated on her turf in south London and Harriet Supported The NHS. She wasn’t going to challenge gangs of vicious criminals who’s activities were facilitated by the medical establishment, many of whom had known her dad.

Leolin Price would have known that his wife and her family had a friend, or at least a useful idiot, in Harriet.

 

On the issue of Europe, Price always put principle before party, and after the Maastricht debates he campaigned against the subsequent Nice Treaty. In 2008 he supported the spread-betting millionaire Stuart Wheeler in his legal bid to force the government to hold a referendum on the Lisbon Treaty.

Price served as a governor of Great Ormond Street Hospital, and in the 1970s successfully persuaded the Labour Chancellor Denis Healey to promote a legislative amendment permitting British royalties for JM Barrie’s Peter Pan to go to Great Ormond Street in perpetuity.

Jim Callaghan’s wife Audrey was Chair of the Governors at GOSH and it was Audrey who was credited with persuading Denis Healey to promote that legislative amendment by exerting influence through her husband. It was probably a team effort, because Audrey Callaghan had concealed the abuse of children years previously when she sat on the London County Council and of course she knew about Dafydd’s gang as did Jim Callaghan and Leolin. They all knew that Jimmy Savile, a regular at GOSH, was a child molester. In 1969, Audrey Callaghan was appointed Chair of GOSH and played a key role in fundraising for the hospital over the next 30 years. See post ‘Cry, The Beloved Country’.

Leolin Price…was appointed CBE in 1996.

The year that the Waterhouse Inquiry was announced.

he is survived by their two sons and two daughters.

 

‘The Times’ also published an obituary for Leolin Price which provided a few more gems of information. We were told that when he was at Oxford, Price was active in the Union Society and began his lifelong friendship with Mystic Mogg and that he sat on the Committee of the Society of Conservative Lawyers for over two decades. Price acted in the Blue Arrow and Barlow Clowes cases and also acted for the civil law sides of the Maxwell and Guinness fraud trials. Cap’n Bob is, well the Cap’n, which says it all (see previous posts for information on the Cap’n). Ernest Saunders was convicted and jailed as a result of the Guinness trial, but was released from prison on appeal on the grounds that he was suffering from Alzheimers. Once out of prison, Ernest Saunders made a spectacular recovery and resumed his career, commanding huge fees for his advice. The Top Doctor who convinced the judge that Saunders had dementia and was severely disabled by this was Dr Patrick Gallwey.

Patrick Gallwey was the founder, in 1980, of the South West Thames Regional Forensic Service at St Georges Hospital in London. Gallwey was the daddy of that shameless bunch of lying crooks at St George’s who colluded with the trafficking ring on their own doorstep as well as with Dafydd’s gang in north Wales (see eg. post ‘Some Very Eminent Psychiatrists From London…’). Patrick Gallwey moved to Devon in 1988 to ‘pursue his dream’ of living on a small holding. Until 2001, Gallwey worked at the Butler Clinic, Langdon Hospital, Dawlish. After 2001, Gallwey worked as an ‘independent forensic consultant’ and no doubt was much in demand after his evidence resulted in Ernest being released. Not only did Gallwey lie in his evidence at Saunders’ appeal, but he misrepresented his professional position and expertise. Gallwey died in 2014. See post ‘A Stalker’s Network’ for more information about Ernest Saunders and the laughable medical evidence provided by Gallwey.

‘The Times’ also told us that Leolin ‘developed an interest in education law and acted in a judicial review challenging the distribution of National Lottery money’.

Leolin Price was Chair of the Great Ormond Street Hospital’s Institute of Child Health and ‘devised an investment trust for ICH whereby income was donated to the charity but investors kept the right to their capital, in a model of tax-efficient giving [surely ‘tax-efficient swindling?’ – ed] that is widely used today’.

Leolin has rubbed noses with the gwerin as a boy when, like his mother, he had sung in the National Eisteddfod of Wales. In 1977 Price became a Governor of Christ College, Brecon. Sir Simon Hughes who spent his time as the Liberal and then Lib Dem MP for Bermondsey ignoring the trafficking of kids in his constituency to children’s homes in north Wales went to school at Brecon College. Simon is a barrister who is a member of Inner Temple. See post ‘The Battle For The Labour Party’s Soul’.

Leolin Price was Chancellor of the Diocese of Swansea and Brecon, 1982-99. Gwilym Williams, the Bishop of Bangor, 1957-82, served as the Archbishop of Wales, 1971-82. Williams was completely on board with the crimes of Dafydd and the gang and was one of those who used his knowledge of Gov’t collusion with the gang to twist Thatcher’s arm on issues to which she was hostile such as the establishment of S4C and the passing of the Welsh Language Act 1993. See previous posts. Leolin Price knew Rowan Williams, who came from and went to school in Swansea. Rowan was Bishop of Monmouth, 1992-2002; Archbishop of Wales, 2000-02; and Archbishop of Canterbury, 2002-12.

After Price died, the Chancery Bar Association also published a tribute to him. It stated that Leolin was ‘for many years a very well-known figure in Lincoln’s Inn and beyond’. Cherie Booth is a member of Lincoln’s Inn. Leolin Price worked from his Chambers in Camden, at the heart of New Labour’s geographical territory.

Leolin Price was one of five children. Two became Top Doctors, one became a dentist and two were QCs. Another crop of useful people to prop up Dafydd. Leolin’s brothers will have known Dafydd, being Top Doctors from Wales.

Leolin and Lindy had four children themselves. In line with family tradition they will have secured senior positions of responsibility because they’ve inherited that public service gene from their grandfather that the well-known molecular biologist Old Nick aka Lord Crickhowell was so impressed by. Their son Evan Price is a barrister who works in his father’s old Chambers:

 

Evan, do you happen to know a fellow lawyer, Adrian Francis, who’s mum and dad are Sadie and Tony Francis? From a rather unimpressive academic base, Adrian has built a career as a successful lawyer and barrister in which he acts for local authorities and NHS Trusts AGAINST patients. When Adrian was a teenager, Tony Francis told everyone that Adrian was going to be a ‘human rights’ lawyer. I suppose that it sounded better than saying ‘Sadie and I are going to use our network of corrupt professional people who facilitated and are facilitating organised abuse to give Adrian a good start in life and he too will work on behalf of a deeply corrupt state against the citizen’. See post ‘It’s Just Another Gold Digger’.

 

Now, as promised, a few words about Lord Scarman, who was mates with Dafydd’s friend John Tilley. John Tilley, from the mid-1960s, worked very hard to facilitate organised trafficking gangs across south London and once he was in Parliament he dedicated his time and energy to drumming up business for Dafydd’s ‘drug and alcohol service’ scam (see post ‘Lord Snooty The Third’).

Leslie George Scarman, Baron Scarman (29 July 1911 – 8 December 2004) was an English judge and barrister who served as a Law Lord, 1977-86. Scarman was born in Streatham but grew up on the border of Sussex and Surrey. Streatham was in the area of the south London trafficking ring facilitated by St George’s Hospital Medical School and the local politicians were all on board with the ring. Lord Scarman, being so famous, will have been embraced by Streatham as one of their own. Scarman could not have missed that ring in Streatham, one of their networking venues was the notorious brothel in Ambleside Avenue in Streatham run by Cynthia Payne which was a near permanent fixture in the media throughout the 1980s and 90s. It was down the road from where I lived when I worked at St George’s which might have been what sent everyone into overdrive at the time.

When Cynthia’s brothel was raided in 1978, the police found 53 men at a sex party, including a peer, an MP, a number of solicitors, company directors and several vicars. There were also some consultants from St George’s in there, but no-one said a word about them in any public forum. Cynthia subsequently went to prison but the customers of the brothel were not even named. I don’t have a problem with adults attending sex parties with other consenting adults, but Ambleside Avenue was being used as a networking base for the paedophile/trafficking gang which was a substantial problem and furthermore they were part of Dafydd’s gang.

Cynthia was raided again in 1986 and charged, but acquitted when the case came to court in 1987. Of course she was, the Westminster Paedophile Ring had fought back against the police network which was closing in on it. The Lord Chief Justice Geoffrey Lane himself had cut Professor Oliver Brooke’s jail sentence and released Ollie on appeal in the summer of 1987, Ollie being a paediatrician at St George’s who was a key figure in a pan-European trafficking ring; my friend Anne had been killed by the gang in April 1986, when it was realised that Ollie was in deep trouble; Brown, Brown’s brother and my other friends were all under attack and Dafydd et al were doing nothing but trying to frame and imprison me for serious crimes. The Windbag believing that he was going to win the General Election in June 1987 so he kept quiet, as did every other politician. Thatch won another victory…

At one point, Screaming Lord Sutch shared Cynthia Payne’s house with her. He knew a lot about the activities in that brothel. David Sutch was found hanging dead, on 16 June 1999. Seven months before the publication of the Waterhouse Report, four days after Lindy died. David Sutch was presumed to have killed himself. He had been clinically depressed and in the care of the Top Doctors. Those Top Docs from St George’s, who were facilitating the trafficking gang.

For more details of Cynthia’s brothel and those in Streatham who knew what was happening but kept quiet, see post ‘The Most Dangerous Man In The World – Part III’.

 

When Cynthia was raided in 1979, Lord Scarman was a Law Lord. In the year that Cynthia was raided again in 1986, the year before she was acquitted, Scarman retired.

As Peter Cook said in his ‘biased judge presiding over the trial of Jeremy Thorpe’, sketch at the end of the summing up, ‘and now you must retire, as must I and consider your verdict of not guilty’.

 

At school, Scarman won a scholarship to Radley College and then to Brasenose College, Oxford, where he read Classics.

Scarman was called to the Bar at the Middle Temple in 1936; Leolin Price was called to the Bar in Middle Temple in 1949. Ronnie Waterhouse was a member of Middle Temple and was of a similar vintage to Leolin Price. Leolin’s wife Lindy made her contribution to penal policy in the 1977 Conservative Party’s pamphlet ‘The Proper Use Of Prisons’ just as Scarman became a Law Lord. It was to Scarman whom Willie Whitelaw and Thatch turned after the Brixton riots, which took place in an area of London run by Dafydd’s gang, four years later….

Scarman spent WW II in the RAF as a staff officer in England, North Africa and then continental Europe. He was present with Lord Arthur Tedder, the Marshal of the Royal Air Force, when Alfred Jodl surrendered at Rheims. Lord Tedder’s son Professor Richard Tedder was previously Head of the Department of Virology at the UCL Medical School and now works as virologist at Public Health England. Richard Tedder has worked with a number of Top Doctors who claimed to have discovered scientific firsts but who have also been dangerously close to people involved with research fraud and misconduct, who in turn have links to Dafydd’s gang in north Wales. See post ‘The Wretched Of The Earth’.

Scarman returned to law in 1945, practising from Fountain Court Chambers in London and became a QC in 1957. He was appointed a High Court judge in 1961 – assigned to the Probate, Divorce and Admiralty Division, transferring to the Family Division when the latter was created in 1971.

Ronnie Waterhouse also sat as a judge in the Family Division. It is a worrying place for judges who are colluding with a paedophile gang to be.

Scarman joined the Court of Appeal in 1973 and was sworn of the Privy Council. On 30 September 1977, Scarman became a Law Lord and served in the Lords until his retirement in 1986.

Scarman was appointed Head of the Law Commission, 1965-73, during which time 27 Commission-inspired statutes were made law. As a judge, Scarman’s career had some controversial decisions. Although widely regarded as a liberal, he upheld the blasphemy conviction of ‘Gay News’ (1979), punctured the GLC’s Fares Fair low-cost public transport policy (1981) and supported the banning of trade unions at GCHQ  (1985). I don’t know why, because GCHQ were listening into what Dafydd et al were saying and doing to us and doing sod all about it; as someone who was keeping just as quiet about Dafydd’s criminality, Scarman should have been most grateful to GCHQ, unions or no unions.

Scarman is best known for Chairing the Public Inquiry on the causes of the Brixton riots in 1981. He also Chaired inquiries into the N Ireland riots of August 1969, the Red Lion Square disorders (1975) and the Grunwick Dispute (1977).

After Chairing the Brixton Inquiry, Scarman achieved sainthood and the liberal press devoted acres of print to extolling the virtues of Scarman. Yet as any fule kno – or rather any competent sociologist – Scarman’s report was no more than an exercise in sitting on the fence, said anodyne mainstream things and was compiled after Scarman spent time visiting police stations and schools, ‘talking to the people’.  But not just any old police stations and schools and Scarman didn’t just talk to people whom he bumped into when he stopped for a spliff in Coldharbour Lane. Scarman relied entirely upon Dafydd’s mate John Tilley to give him his tour of North Korea and steer him into the paths of the right people to talk to. That is how Scarman produced such a banal report with included the observation that there were only a few ‘bad apples’ in the police force. This comment was from a man who was a personal friend of a friend of, and lobbyist for, Dafydd.

The Top Doctors hate Brown and me because whereas the Top Doctors too lovingly adhere to the bad apple theory we have maintained for years that the whole barrel is rotten.

‘The Guardian’ and ‘The Times’ were overwhelmed by Scarman’s report into the Brixton riots, but much of Brixton, the people who had not been included in the tour of North Korea, were not…

Scarman had plenty of experience at ignoring serious organised crime by the time that he Chaired the Inquiry into the Brixton riots, because he’d done even more of that when he had Chaired the Inquiry into the 1969 N Ireland riots. Although Scarman lived in N Ireland for the three years that he conducted the Inquiry, he missed that VIP paedophile ring based at the Kincora Boys’ Home, which was an attraction for Sir Anthony Blunt, Whitehall civil servants, British Army officers and it is alleged, Lord Louis Mountbatten. Scarman also missed the suggestion of many that some of the killings in N Ireland were the result of paedophiles being targeted, rather than simply British oppressors.

Dr Morris Fraser, a child psychiatrist, was involved with Kincora. Fraser was allowed to continue practising medicine after he was convicted of child sex offences. Fraser was defended by the MDU and the barrister involved was Sir Patrick Mayhew, who years later when he became Attorney General, 1987-92, under Thatch and then Major, authorised the prosecutions of me for contempt of court although he knew that Tony and Sadie Francis and Gwynedd social workers had perjured themselves. After Mayhew’s excellent service as AG, he served as Secretary of State for N Ireland, 1992-97. Mayhew was a member of Middle Temple, along with Leolin Price, Ronnie Waterhouse and dear old Lord Scarman. The ring based at Kincora pervaded all the inquiries, investigations, debates and negotiations regarding the Troubles in N Ireland.

Mo Mowlam
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Morris Fraser left Belfast and relocated to England where he worked as a child psychiatrist at Springfield Hospital and UCL. The UCL which employed Richard Tedder, the son of Lord Arthur Tedder:

Marshal of the Royal Air Force
Commands held Chief of the Air Staff (1946–50)
Mediterranean Allied Forces (1943–44)
Mediterranean Air Command (1943)
RAF Middle East Air Command (1941–43)
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Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma

 

Scarman’s wisdom and compassion were on display when he Chaired the Inquiry into the Red Lion Square disorders, a series of events in 1974. On 15 June 1974, the NF marched through London’s West End; their march was to finish with a meeting in Conway Hall, Red Lion Square. The London Area Council for Liberation conducted a counter demonstration which consisted of a march through London ending with a public meeting in Red Lion Square. Warwick student Kevin Gately was killed during the demonstrations.

Kevin had accompanied fellow students to the counter-demonstration. Gately was not a member of a political group and had never been on a demonstration before. As some of the Warwick students were supporters of the International Marxist Group, all of them marched with the IMG contingent and were caught up in the initial clash in Red Lion Square. Photos show Gately moving through the crowd, possibly trying to escape from the tight press of bodies during the pushing at the police cordon. His unconscious body was found by police after the crowd was driven back and taken in an ambulance to UCH. Gately’s fellow students only realised that he was missing when they met after the demonstration ended. A student who enquired at UCH was shown Gately’s body and asked to identify him.

A coroner’s inquest at St Pancras Coroner’s Court concluded that Gately’s death was the result of a blow to the head from a blunt instrument. Left wing newspapers at the time blamed his death on the mounted police though this was based on supposition and conclusive evidence has not been forthcoming. However, photos demonstrated police aggression and violence towards the counter-demonstrators. The SPG were involved in the policing of the demo.

Kevin Gately was the first demonstrator to be killed in Britain for 55 years.

Scarman’s report into the Red Lion Square disorders was published on 27 February 1975. Scarman accepted that Gately was not a rioter, but had been carried along by the surging crowd, and stated: “It was possible, though very unlikely, that in the melee he was struck by a police truncheon.” Scarman concluded that Gately was a victim, not of the police, or of a criminal demonstrator, but ‘of the situation in which he found himself’. He apportioned some of the blame to riotous protesters, and attributed the injury to a “minor unnoticed accident – a fall or an apparently minor glancing blow”.

The Warwick students went apeshit and Gately’s death led to a major campaign by Warwick students against the NF. A Kevin Gately Memorial Painting by Maureen Scott hangs in the Warwick University Students’ Union and was restored in 2004. It is displayed alongside contemporary telegrams of support from many other students’ unions and a copy of ‘Socialist Worker’ from the week following Gately’s death. The painting is symbolic of the anti-fascist struggle and contains neither a representation of Gately nor of the events of June 1974. In 2009, it was suggested that a new student bar at Warwick University could be named after Gately, but the name “The Dirty Duck” was chosen instead.

The Labour MP who joined and supported the counter-demonstration against the NF on the day that Kevin was killed was Syd Bidwell. Sydney James Bidwell (14 January 1917 – 25 May 1997) was a railway worker on the Great Western Railway and became a tutor and organiser for the National Council of Labour Colleges. He went on to become the London Regional Education Officer for the TUC. Having joined the Labour Party in his youth, in the 1940s he was also a member of the Trotskyist Revolutionary Communist Party. Bidwell was a Councillor on Southall Borough Council, 1951-55.

Bidwell served as  Labour MP for Southall, 1966-83 and was elected for the largely similar seat of Ealing Southall in 1983. Whilst in Parliament, he saw through a bill to exclude Sikhs from being forced to wear crash helmets on motorbikes. Before the 1992 General Election, Bidwell was de-selected as a candidate at the age of 75. When his appeal to the Labour NEC failed, he decided to stand as a “True Labour” candidate, but finished third behind the official Labour candidate Piara Khabra, with 9% of the vote. Syd Bidwell was one of the south London Councillors/MPs who remained schtum as scores of kids from his constituency were sent to children’s homes in north Wales…

When Scarman entered the House of Lords in 1977, he was appointed Chancellor of the University of Warwick. I bet that the students loved that particular appointment. To show his complete contempt for Kevin Gately, Scarman remained in post until 1989.

I think I’ll contact the SU at Warwick and suggest that their student bar be renamed ‘The Dirty Dafydd’.

Scarman was also President of the British Institute of Human Rights and worked on behalf of the Prince’s Trust, the Birmingham Six and Charter 88, among many other projects. In 1991 he set up the Scarman Trust.

Scarman married Ruth Wright in 1947, with whom he had one son. He died in 2004, after joining in the communal nailing down of the lid on the North Wales Child Abuse Scandal.

The Torygraph also published an obit for Scarman:

The Lord Scarman…was one of the finest lawyers of the post-war era… achieved widest recognition as a law reformer and liberal-leaning chairman of public inquiries. During the Brixton Riots inquiry in 1981, Scarman’s tall, stooping figure appeared regularly on television screens, his long face moved by concern and sympathy as he talked to residents....his obvious concern and sensitivity won him the confidence of Brixton’s black community, and he no doubt wrote a better report because of it. By the end of his researches many thought he knew as much about Rastafarian culture as the people of Brixton.

Indeed, only Dafydd knew more.

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While Scarman hung out with the Rastamen, he will surely have noticed how many of them are sectioned under the Mental Health Act, how many of them are subjected to forced treatment, how many of them are kept in secure wards and ooh how many of them die while ‘being restrained by Angels’. Brown conducted a major piece of work with his colleagues which demonstrated the embedded racist attitudes held by many mental health staff. Other researchers have found this as well. These matters are of very great concern to black people living in the UK. Scarman was obviously far too busy listening to Bob Marley to mention any of this to anyone.

In his report, he concluded that racial discrimination had been one of the main factors behind the riots, and he stuck his neck out by proposing positive discrimination in favour of blacks – a proposal described as “daft” by more than one Conservative MP.

Positive discrimination has proved to be a great career boost for middle class black people. It did wonders for Oona King and Constance Briscoe, at least until Constance was jailed. But all those badly paid cleaners, catering staff, porters who work unsociable hours in London and can’t afford to live where they work because the rents are well-beyond them? Er, no, it hasn’t made a great deal of difference.

Cynics suggested that the inquiry showed Scarman to be a self-publicist. Some questioned his unorthodox methods of collecting evidence, his habit of visiting areas and dropping in at police stations

The tour of North Korea…

and schools. Photographs of Scarman dandling small black children on his knee led to complaints that he was indulging in self-projection…

That is not something that I like to dwell on what with the proximity of Scarman to Dafydd and his mates.

During a period of great change in national attitudes and values,

Yes but child molesting was still considered completely unacceptable which is why Scarman and everybody else moved heaven and earth to conceal what was happening.

he had long been of the view that the law ought to be a medium for social policy and reform. Lord Denning thought similarly, but Scarman was more orthodox in his application of judicial precedent, preferring the encouragement of amending legislation through Parliament to Denning’s creative genius for extending judicial precedents.

Scarman knew that Leo Abse – George Thomas’s close friend and someone who has been investigated for historical child abuse himself – utilised the ‘expertise’ of Dafydd’s mates and the assistance of Dr Death to get the Children Act 1975 onto the statute books. It resulted in hundreds and hundreds of kids being sent to children’s homes in north Wales, which is exactly why Abse worked so hard at seeing that legislation through Parliament. See post ‘Cry, The Beloved Country’.

“A judge’s job is to decide cases according to existing law,” he said. “He must not allow his instincts or desires to influence his judgment.”

But what does one do when Leo Abse has written the legislation??

Scarman’s preoccupation with law reform had made him an ideal candidate to head the Law Commission, set up by the new Labour Government in 1965 to untangle the laws assembled piecemeal over the centuries. English law had become obese, he said; it needed exercise to become athletic and lose the flabbiness that age imposed.

The state has continued to expand its reach into the lives of the citizen, particularly into areas of citizens lives which were never previously considered a trope for legislation. Much of this has been achieved in the guise of ‘health and welfare’.

Even his critics conceded that he was an inspired choice, who succeeded in allaying the fears of those who saw his appointment as subversive while at the same time carrying through reforms which were put on to the statute book and have stayed there. Scarman’s work during his seven years in charge was much praised. By the end of his chairmanship in 1972, there were 27 statutes based on the commission’s work, ranging from a new test of criminal intent to a fresh statement of the law about damage done by animals. Defunct statutes were rooted out.

None of the legislation has protected the individual from the abuses of the state. Even the Human Rights legislation that Charlie Falconer boasts about has been consistently used to prioritise the human rights of richer people over poorer people.

His experience as a Family Division judge coloured his attitude to women’s rights. The Divorce Reform Act of 1969, which revolutionised the basis for both divorce and the distribution of maintenance, was largely the work of his commission. Under Scarman, it was also responsible for the Matrimonial Proceedings and Property Act of 1970, which radically enhanced women’s marital rights. After he left, the Law Commission never had the same influence or momentum…

Lord Denning too is remembered as a judge who ‘was on the side of’ women, in that he was perceived to have assisted with the position of women who were abandoned by their husbands. While this was important because at one time women with no income of their own could be really shafted if their husbands were abusive or just buggered off, it is still wrong to talk of Denning or Scarman as being ‘liberals’ or ‘reformers’. They weren’t. They tinkered at the edges but their whole way of thinking was to preserve institutions, whether it be law, medicine or Royalty and they were so desperate to do that that they lost sight of the very serious rot within those institutions. Denning is famous for having refused the appeal of the Birmingham Six on the grounds that if their appeal were to be allowed it would admit to such corruption in every part of the criminal justice system that the resulting ‘appalling vista’ would inflict untold damage on the system. When the Birmingham Six were eventually cleared, Lord Denning commented that if they’d been hung there would not have been all this bloody fuss.

Willie Whitelaw had been concealing Dafydd’s gang since before Ted Heath was PM, of course he appointed Scarman to Chair the Inquiry into the Brixton riots. It was because Scarman could be relied upon to say the right things, not because his heart was in Kingston town…

His increasingly public radicalisation during the 1970s may have been influenced by the realisation that Denning was going to remain Master of the Rolls – a post for which it was generally accepted that Scarman had been groomed.

I wonder if someone somewhere was a little worried at the prospect of Scarman becoming Master of the Rolls, what with some of the company he kept, so they kept old Denning there?

…he was a member of a charity for the deprived of Drury Lane,

The street Drury Lane is where The Muffin Man lives, as mentioned in the popular nursery rhyme and where the harlot of Hogarth’s ‘A Harlot’s Progress’ practises her profession.

there was little overt evidence of his liberal inclinations as a young barrister on the make. He rose rapidly, taking Silk in 1957 and, four years later, aged 49, he became a High Court Judge….

It was Scarman’s apparent willingness to move in the outside world, and his talent for public relations which he showed at the Law Commission, which distinguished him from other judges when a beleaguered James Callaghan was looking for someone to head the tribunal investigating the Northern Ireland disturbances in the summer of 1969.

A safe pair of hands was needed… A very safe pair of hands. If Scarman had messed that up, he would not have been invited back.

Scarman was told that it might be a six-week job; it took three years. He and his wife took a house on the Co Down coast at Bangor….Scarman had to convince the Roman Catholic community that his conclusions were worth hearing. Relishing the delicate balancing act, he began deploying the arts of stage management which were to be called on again. He organised in advance the arrangement of everything from the layout of desks to the type of ushers and how they should behave.

Stage managed or rigged??

In the end, he concluded that there was no plot to overthrow the Stormont government, and that the violence was caused by mutual fear and suspicion rather than any planned provocation by the IRA or any Protestant faction.

Don’t mention Carlo’s Uncle Dickie under any circumstances.

His charm, courtesy, common touch – and genuine interest in knowledge – won him the confidence of the most alienated witnesses.

This translates as ‘spread it around beforehand that Scarman is not As Other Judges, he likes black people and he lets children sit on his knee. Ensure that he only meets a few carefully selected Community Leaders who have also been briefed as to his qualities and who are desperate for their own five minutes in the sun…’

It was no surprise when he was chosen to head future commissions of inquiry into social and public disorder: the 1974 Red Lion Square riot, and the Grunwick dispute of 1977.

No surprise at all. The Gov’t wasn’t going to headhunt Malcolm X for those jobs. The Grunwick Dispute began because of the appalling abuse of some immigrant south Asian women workers. At its height, a lot of people jumped on the bandwagon, but then Len Murray sold the women down the river, the Support evaporated, including that of Shirl who was doing her sisterly bit being the daughter of Vera Brittain and the women who began the strike lost their jobs. See post ‘News From Sicily’.

Scarman went to the Court of Appeal in 1973 and became a Law Lord in 1977. As a Law Lord, some liberal lawyers complained that he rarely dissented from the judgements of his more conservative colleagues, even in controversial cases where legal precedent was far from certain. There were complaints that, while Scarman made promising noises, when his judgements came out they were the same as all the others.

Which is what Brown said.

[In 1981] he ruled that the GLC’s cheap fares policy was illegal – Ken Livingstone later called him a “two-faced old hypocrite”.

Just like Ken. They both knew what Dafydd was up to.

Three years after the Brixton inquiry, when he visited the area to see if relations had improved, he was greeted as a long-lost friend and invited to join the Afro-Caribbean Club.

They’ll have been John Tilley’s and Dafydd’s mates. I experienced Dafydd and Gwynne the lobotomist’s idea of making rapport with those of the counter-culture who smoke mari-jew-ana, as did others whom I know. When we were safely away from the old perverts, many happy hours were wiled away rolling around laughing, but I really would not recommend that anyone signs up for the experience. Just ask us, we can tell you all about it, you don’t need to put yourselves through it…

Most of his proposals – including reforms to the police complaints procedures – had become law, and when the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 was passing through Parliament, it was Scarman’s amendment that made racial discrimination by the police a specific disciplinary offence.

Every time that I was arrested on trumped-up charges, the police would make much of adhering to PACE when I was down the station and I think that they did adhere to PACE. However, PACE is neither here nor there if Top Doctors, Angels and social workers perjure themselves repeatedly in court and when this is demonstrated everyone just quietly forgets about the matter until they do it all over again a few months later. Furthermore, the police observed PACE with me, because they realised that I would know about PACE. They didn’t observe PACE with the man whom they arrested after planting class A drugs on him and then punched in the face at the station because he objected to a Sergeant getting into the loo with him.

What good was PACE when the Chief Constable of North Wales refused to co-operate with an investigation into a possible paedophile ring on his patch which was thought might include some of his officers as members?

A firm believer that judges should not outstay their welcome, Scarman retired six months short of his 75th birthday…He began to acquire a public image as something of a radical, but he did not aim to rock the whole judicial boat. “I like change,” he said. “But I dislike disjunction.” Above all, Scarman was a great conciliator, able to switch to almost anyone’s point of view and put it forward a lot more effectively than they could.

For all his effortless charm and courtesy, Scarman was essentially a private man, and even those close to him sometimes pondered what made him tick. “I have always been a loner,” he said in one interview. “It is so important to have moments to think. The public dinner is a menace to men in public life. It’s heavy, it’s tedious, and it’s tiring.”…

So even those close to Scarman may not have known the other people with whom he was spending his time or sharing interests.

 

The Indie’s Obituary for Scarman completed the picture further.

He became the senior Law Lord in 1985 and retired the following year but not before he had ruled that a girl under 16 could obtain the Pill without her parents’ consent or knowledge.

That particular legal issue caused havoc. While I can understand that some girls under 16 may want or even need contraceptive advice without their parents being informed, there was a substantial problem with gangs like Dafydd’s – indeed including Dafydd’s – coercing girls into sexual activity and literally ‘preparing them for action’. I knew that this was happening in north Wales and other people told me that it was happening as well. Every contribution to the media debate at the time, from whatever angle, was predicated on the belief that every Top Doctor was a caring, decent, competent person with their patients’ best interests at heart. Well in north Wales they were running a trafficking/paedophile gang. Had I been a parent of a teenager in north Wales, I would not have let my kid within a million miles of them. Scarman knew about those trafficking gangs and his judgement failed to provide any protection at all for the kids whom they were targeting.

He was, however, quite capable of casting off the stuffy “Who are the Beatles?” mantle of many judges of his era and in February 1977 commented that under-age sex was something which “happens almost every Saturday night all over the country”. ‘The Sun’ took him to task, saying it did not share either his belief or complacency.

Yes, Scarman was down with the kids. Just like Dafydd was. It is true that under-age sex was/is common, but there is a difference between two consenting teenagers days short of their 16th birthdays and a gang of paedophiles forcing children into the sex trade. Scarman conflated these things.

One of Scarman’s fellow lawyers described Scarman in ‘The Guardian’ as being someone who ‘stood out in his generation as the model judge: fairness, intelligence, learning, compassion and firmness all combined’. Who commented upon a member of Dafydd’s network thus? It could only have been Sir Stephen Sedley, self-styled radical lawyer who worked in the same Chambers as Michael Mansfield QC, the Michael Mansfield to whom I wrote in 1993 about the excesses of Gwynedd Social Services and their abuse of the law to harass people who had complained about them. Michael wrote me a one line reply thanking me for my letter. The harassment and perjury continued. As did the deaths.

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Ah, the doctors they were wonderful!

Scarman is referenced in the Boring episode of ‘The Young Ones’, series one, where an overly racist policeman wearing dark sunglasses mistakes a white man wearing black riding gloves ringing a doorbell for a black man: “I could pull both your arms off and leave no trace of violence. Lord Scarman need never know”. It wouldn’t matter if Lord Scarman did know, he could just write a report entitled ‘Only two arms were pulled off’ and explain that the man with no arms was a victim of the circumstances in which he found himself. And Dafydd found himself in a bizarre situation and was only trying to help. And when they say no they mean yes.

Tony Gilbert’s 1975 account of the Red Lion Square disorders was entitled ‘Only One Died: An Account of the Scarman Inquiry into the Events of 15th June 1974, in Red Lion Square, when Kevin Gately Died Opposing Racism and Fascism.’

 

Yesterday’s ‘Daily Post’ contained an article about the North Wales Child Abuse Scandal. Flintshire Council are concerned that they could be ‘forced to pay out thousands of pounds to victims of historic sexual abuse in care homes outside the area. It includes Bryn Estyn…once dubbed the ‘Colditz of Care’ after a report found that there was extensive mistreatment of youngsters. Politicians have been told that because the authority is the successor to Clwyd County Council, it could be liable for compensation to former care home residents in Wrexham, Denbighshire and parts of Conwy. To date £14,000 has been paid out as a result of cases, including one which dates back to 1953 and there are a number outstanding.’

So that is the truth behind all the ‘How Very Dare Theys?’, ‘they’re all lying to get compensation’, ‘they’re after millions’, ‘they’re all thieving drug addicts’, ‘they’re criminals who are after money’.

£14,000. For decades, kids in care right across north Wales were beaten, kicked, forced to work for no pay in local businesses, gang raped at gun point, taken to other destinations where they were forced to have sex with other groups of adults, filmed for porn, forced to have sex with animals so that could be filmed for porn as well… Kids ran away hundreds of times, told the police what was happening to them and the police took them back to the people who were raping them. Other kids who repeatedly complained were arrested themselves and charged. Kids told Top Doctors what was happening to them and the Top Doctors failed to act but it was certainly noted and as soon as the kid was 18, there’d be a Referral To Dafydd for this Very Disturbed Patient. Some kids who were not even 15 yrs old were sent to Risley Remand Centre where they were found dead.

£14,000. Flintshire Council will spend more than that on buffets per annum.

The Post reports that Flintshire Council is ‘currently assisting the IICSA’. That’ll be even more surreal than the calls that we made to Dafydd; Flintshire Council who have denied so much responsibility for so long, who have wriggled and squirmed every inch of the way, are assisting the IICSA? Which is being Chaired by a social worker who colluded with abuse in Scotland anyway???

Gareth Owens, Chief Officer for Governance, told the Daily Post that IICSA is looking at ‘accountability and reparations’. Gareth, there can be no reparations, the kids’ lives were completely destroyed and most of them died years ago. They were found hanged, shot, overdosed, drowned, dead in roads having been hit by cars, dead in prison, dead in hospitals, dead on railways tracks, their bodies littered north Wales for years and five who ran away to England were killed by a firebomb.

‘We didn’t know.’

Well where did you think all the corpses were coming from???

Councillor Gladys Healey questioned why Flintshire was now ‘responsible’ and whether Clwyd had set any money aside to ‘assist’ before it was disbanded in 1996. No Gladys, they didn’t, because Clwyd Councillors nicked all the money to pay for Theatre fucking Clwyd anyway, so Rhys Ifans and his mates could tread the boards and smell greasepaint when they were still at school and Cherie’s mate Michael Beloff QC provided legal advice to give everyone 100% protection from the kids who had been forced to have sex with German Shepherd dogs and farmyard animals.

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Just to make damn sure that those kids didn’t have a hope in hell of ‘reparation’, Professor Eric Sunderland and the Boundary Commission ensured that Clwyd County Council disappeared in a puff of smoke a few weeks after the Jillings Report was submitted. That’s the Eric who’s lady wife achieved her lifelong dream a few years ago when she purchased a powder blue Porsche in which to whizz around the mean streets of Beaumaris. She didn’t even have to star in a blue movie with Ben Dover and Linda Lovelace to earn the dosh for it. ‘Ooh Eric left me very well-provided for you know, ooh yes, all those years at Bangor, loyal service to a gang of paedophiles, more Bara Brith Cledwyn???’

Gareth Owens also told the Post that ‘we’re the successor to Clwyd and it gets worse because Bryn Estyn was run by Denbighshire and pre-Denbighshire it was run by the Home Office. We’ve had claims dating back to 1953…’

Yes Gareth, Bryn Estyn was also run by the Dept of Health for a short while and throughout all of it, everyone continued to beat and rape those boys and flatly refused to respond to any concerns or complaints at all. But you really mustn’t worry Gareth bach, I do keep telling you, most of the boys died long, long ago. They died in full public view screaming for help and every one of you ignored them.

When the boys were so seriously injured that it couldn’t be ignored, they were taken to Wrexham Maelor Hospital. One boy with a ruptured anus was told by a Top Doc that he had piles.

Lesley Griffiths worked at Wrexham Maelor Hospital for more than 20 years! Lesley became a Councillor and found that she could help the mums, so then she thought that she’d like to help the mums even more, so Lesley became the Labour AM for Wrexham! Obviously by then Lesley had spent much of her life helping the mums, so there was only one thing for it – Lesley became Health Minister so that she could help even more mums! In that post, Lesley completely ignored patients and their friends in north Wales who were being harassed, threatened, wrongfully arrested and threatened at gun point by the associates of those who had ruptured the anuses of boys in care in Bryn Estyn. Furthermore, Lesley ignored a lot of mums who were having terrible experiences in the Obs and Gynae Unit at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd. She was too busy helping other mums I presume.

Ah Duw it’s hard, pass us another Welsh cake Dafydd…

 

‘Ewe know the lovely thing about the young people who were Disturbed because of what had happened to them before they were placed in the children’s homes is that Dr DA found time for all of them ewe know. Oooh he was a kind man, he was nice to children as he told everyone, he found them all beds at Denbigh ewe know. Ooh they were cared for there ewe know, ewe couldn’t always believe what they said mind ewe, ooh the things that some of them came out with, ooh I couldn’t do their job, ooh those nurses are good ewe know. It was verrry verry sad ewe know, one day one of them died. Took their own life. Oooh bechod, it was a sad business and the nurses cried. They never got over it ewe know. But it was only one. Only one died.’

 

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Previous posts and my post ‘Lest We Forget’ discuss the complete destabilisation of Bangor University by Dafydd’s gang and their associates from 2003 onwards, the witch-hunt to which my PhD supervisor and his wife were subjected and the plan to completely shaft the then VC, Merfyn Jones, because I had gained a PhD, was undertaking post-doc work and Brown and I had begun publishing about the excesses of the mental health services. Many paedophiles’ friends who were at each other’s throats united with a common purpose because the criminality that they had all been involved with for years was just so serious. The leader of the pack was Prof Fergus Lowe of the School of Psychology, who had built his career and his power base on overthrowing Dafydd’s influence in the University in the late 1980s and replacing it with his own equally toxic influence (see previous posts eg. ‘He’s Not The Messiah, He’s A Very Naughty Boy’ and ‘Feet In Chains’.)

As described in ‘Lest We Forget’, I realised that things were getting very nasty when I received a message from someone who’s daughter had died in the care of the mental health services in Powys telling me that a TV journo wanted to make a documentary on the appalling state of mental health care in the UK and they were interested in my story, yet the day before filming was due to begin the journo asked me to smear the VC when I was interviewed. When I refused I was told that filming could go ahead when I changed my mind. I heard no more, but I had previously been asked by an Angel who worked at Bangor University to place damaging untrue stories in the press about Merfyn after this Angel read an interview that I had given to a newspaper regarding the mental health services in Gwynedd…

Other gems were me being told that Professor Dylan Jones-Evans, an adviser to the Tory Party, intended to ‘blacken Merfyn’s name’ but he was going to wait until Merfyn’s wife had died before doing so, because it ‘will look bad’ if he did it while Nerys was terminally ill. Why was Nerys dying?? Just the little matter of the Top Docs at the Walton Centre finding that there was ‘nothing that they could do’ with regard to Nerys’s brain tumour. Of course some people do die from brain tumours, but Nerys died at a most convenient time for all those people who had stated that ‘we will get rid of him [Merfyn]’ before Nerys ever became ill. Dafydd’s gang ran the Walton Centre (see previous posts). Nerys had crossed the path of the gang herself in the early 1990s, which had resulted in fallacious allegations being made in ‘The Guardian’ about a senior sociologist at Bangor and Nerys was never forgiven (see post ‘Badlands’). Years later she married Merfyn and when he was appointed VC it was just too much for those we know and love to cope with.

At about the same time that Nerys died, a social worker who had been a colleague of Dafydd’s gang, along with her husband, was singing the praises of the Walton Centre who had successfully treated her for a brain tumour and now she was even back at work!

Ah the doctors they were wonderful!

Nerys and Merfyn were/are not neurosurgeons. How would they have ever known if the Top Docs – Dafydd’s associates – had told a few porkies about Nerys’s condition? Neither could they have relied on the second opinion of any other Top Docs; as experience has shown with me, Brown and two other witnesses, cross the paths of Dafydd and the gang and you will not get effective treatment no matter how ill you are and no Top Doctor at all will admit the truth, even if they keep a civil tongue in their head, a smile on their face and indulge in their very best ‘ooh don’t worry, we’ll look after you dear’. I have 30 years worth of documentation which demonstrates that.

At the same time that Dylan was waiting for Nerys to die so that he could blacken Merfyn’s name, another group of paedophiles’ friends were boasting about their plans to frame Merfyn for a crime.

Just before Nerys died, Fungus was telling Bangor University staff that they could forget about Merfyn now, he was finished and Fungus was in control. Dylan however was seriously pissed off because Merfyn ‘had been on his last legs but because he’s had compassionate leave he’s looking a bit better’.

It was widely known in the University that these things were happening, it was openly discussed. I was told that the RAE results were going to be terrible because so many people had co-ordinated to ensure a poor outcome to embarrass Merfyn, because his strategy was to build Bangor into a university with a solid research base. When Merfyn addressed the staff of the School of Education in his capacity as VC, I watched as, at 3-30 pm, the alarms of the watches of nearly everyone in the room went off simultaneously and they all walked out together, leaving Merfyn, my PhD supervisor and one Professor alone in the room with the post-lecture buffet. Many of those who staged the walk-out had previously worked as teachers in Gwynedd when that paedophile gang caused havoc, particularly among SEN kids. Brown and I had a lovely time with that buffet but if I’d been Merfyn I’d have sacked every one of those bastards. The associates of a gang of paedophiles on £40-50k pa who bugger off home at 3-30 pm and make a point of doing so when the VC has arrived to discuss the future of the University…

After the paedophiles’ friends walked out, an e mail was circulated to everyone in the School of Education from an ex-PE teacher inviting all to a meeting to discuss the very big threat that Merfyn posed to them what with his dangerous ideas of building up the research base of the University. My PhD supervisor turned up to find out what was going on only to find himself barred from entry. Paedophiles’ friends only!!!

Other joys at Bangor University at the time were the Finance Clerks Who Say Ni, who modelled themselves on the Knight Who Say Ni in ‘Monty Python and the Holy Grail’. None Shall Pass…

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When we were writing big research grant bids which needed to be accompanied by spreadsheets detailing projected staff costs, materials, everything down to the last penny – which takes days and was the job of the finance dept – some of the finance clerks (not all, but enough of them to cause chaos) would simply say ‘you fill in the spreadsheet’ when they were presented with the documentation. They didn’t just do this to post-docs, I saw the delightful Gareth Who Said Ni flatly refuse to complete the spreadsheet needed by a senior Professor. The Finance Clerks Who Said Ni however did manage to fill in the spreadsheets required by Fungus and the Psychologists and Fungus didn’t even have to chop down a tree with a herring or give the Finance Clerks Who Said Ni a shrubbery. Faced with the Finance Clerks Who Said Ni, I completed my own spreadsheets. The procedure was that the bids had to then be signed off by the Chief Accountant. So I went over to his office, only to find that he was ‘in a meeting with the Psychology Dept and will not be available until next week’. By which time the deadline for submitting the bid would have passed. So the Chief Accountant Said Ni as well.

After the Finance Clerks Who Said Ni successfully caused serious problems, the Translators Said Ni. Because Bangor University is bilingual, all public lectures have to be accompanied with Welsh-English translation facilities and I and my colleagues used to do that for our seminars as well. As the paedophiles’ friends became angrier and angrier, we noticed that translators who had been booked weeks in advance either didn’t turn up to the events or turned up so late that we were unable to hold the lecture or seminar. We couldn’t go ahead without the Translators Who Said Ni because it would contravene the bilingual policy.

The Translators didn’t just Say Ni to small seminars held by my colleagues and I. The Translators Said Ni to Merfyn as well and they did it in spectacular style. At one major public lecture given by the VC which had been very heavily advertised and was fairly crucial, all the translating equipment was checked at the start of the lecture, as usual. It was working. Merfyn began giving the lecture – in Welsh – so all the English speakers put their headphones on. My headphones failed first. I signalled to the translator; I was ignored. Then other people’s headphones failed; they were ignored… Then our headphones came back on again, as Merfyn continued speaking. Then, through everyone’s headphones, loud and clear, came the sound of someone having a pee in the bogs next door. There is no way that was an accident, a Translator Who Said Ni took a microphone into the bog with them and ensured that the sound of them piddling was transmitted into everyone’s headphones. Merfyn had no idea what was happening but he noticed the expressions on the faces of those in the lecture and knew that something was going on. Everyone was far too polite to tell him what the Translators Who Said Ni had done, so after the lecture I told him: They recorded themselves pissing in the loos and made sure that the whole audience heard.

A mole has told me that the Translators Who Said Ni staged these happenings particularly when I was at the events. As usual, the desire of the paedophiles’ friends to cause problems for me screwed things up for a lot of other people as well.

OK Finance Clerks and Translators Who Said Ni, now I’m going to tell my readers where this spiteful campaign against me, my PhD supervisor and Merfyn ended up and I look forward to you trying to justify what you all resorted to.

 

Towards the end of his term as VC, Merfyn was appointed as a member of the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board. The excesses of the NW Wales NHS Trust, the mortality rate, the litigation and the downright criminality of that Trust (see previous posts) had become so excruciatingly embarrassing that even the Welsh Gov’t could take no more and Edwina Hart, the then Health Minister, dissolved the Trust, along with the other two lethal, disastrous Trusts in north Wales and replaced them with the Betsi.

We cracked open the champagne, literally, foolishly believing that the services of the bunch of crooks and conmen – all associates of Dafydd – who had caused such destruction in the NHS in north Wales would now be dispensed with. Sadly not. Edwina’s past as a trade unionist and politician who had ignored so much criminality on the part of those we know and love meant that she was deeply compromised and couldn’t deal with them. There was a ‘no redundancies’ agreement with the NHS unions and almost every single one of those lying crooked bastards was recycled into the Betsi Board at their previous salary level, although I had given Edwina Hart enough documentary evidence to have had some of them arrested and charged, particularly Martin Jones, the CEO and Elfed Roberts, the Chairman. See previous posts.

Elfed was the only one who was not recycled into the new Betsi; he was given a seat on the Board of the Welsh Ambulance Trust instead. Martin had a job created for him, as the Director of the Workforce. There were ructions, people in north Wales were outraged at these crooks who had overseen such suffering and chaos just being transferred over to the new organisation. The outcome was that they were surrounding Merfyn, who was a new face in the NHS and the new CEO of the Betsi, Mary Burrows.

I and someone who made a witness statement about the threats and harassment to which he had seen me subjected were told repeatedly that ‘they won’t win’ and ‘when they lose, your life won’t be worth living’. Mary received death threats and I was told by a charming character that ‘we’ll take her out’. NHS union reps turned up to Board meetings and discussed threatening tactics outside in the corridor before the meetings got underway. Martin Jones began a blog, ‘The Workforce Director’s Blog’, which was no more than a vehicle for undermining Mary Burrows; every post was full of veiled insults and threats that were understandable to those of us who knew what was happening behind the scenes. Lies were spread about Mary in the locality and there was race hatred whipped up, Mary being American. I sat in meetings and heard racist insults and abuse directed at Mary.

After some months of sitting as a Betsi Board member, Merfyn resigned as VC. This was because he had been appointed as a SPAD to Leighton Andrews, the Welsh Gov’ts Education Minister and it would have been a conflict of interest for Merfyn to have held both positions. A rumour was sent around the University by the paedophiles’ friends that Merfyn had been embezzling the University funds and that was why he resigned.

After a year of Mary and the Betsi Board doing their best to reign the paedophiles’ friends in, an even bigger mushroom cloud went up when Merfyn was appointed Chairman of the Betsi. What followed was a wonder to behold.

Elfed Roberts began a campaign of terror against Mary and Merfyn when the Menai Deli, a sandwich shop which supplied the WRVS cafe in Ysbyty Gwynedd, lost the contract to Ginsters, a company based in Leicester. Not that is was anything to do with Mary and Merfyn, it was a decision made by WRVS HQ. Elfed’s campaign was based on the alleged ‘discrimination against a small Welsh business’. The small Welsh business in question being the Menai Deli, which happened to be owned by Elfed’s mates. Furthermore, its only contract was with the WRVS cafe in Ysbyty Gwynedd. Elfed’s wife was a leading light in the WRVS in north Wales. The Menai Deli was nothing more than a sub-contractor with regard to the cafe and it had bagged the contract through nepotism, it was not a ‘small Welsh business’, it was a scam. ‘Butty Wars’ was all over the ‘Daily Post’ for weeks and got as far as the London-based newspapers. WRVS HQ were subjected to hate mail and threats and the whole business affected their fund raising. See previous posts. Butty Wars succeeded in making north Wales look dreadful, just a bunch of racist, anti-English neanderthals.

The image of Wales was further tarnished at about the same time when Peter Hain’s house was surrounded by pro-hunting protesters and them telling journalists that Peter Hain ‘isn’t even Welsh, he’s fucking South African’. (I think that he’s Kenyan actually.) By the way liberators, Peter Hain’s mates were blown up and killed when he was in South Africa because he and his friends fought a bunch of racist bastards; Peter Hain was a braver man than you wankers. He came to the UK because he would have been killed if he’d stayed in South Africa. Furthermore, because he still insisted upon defending the rights of black people in South Africa when he was in the UK, someone tried to fit him up for a bank robbery and even after he was cleared, the old git of a Presiding judge insulted him. That judge was Sir Alan King-Hamilton, a friend of Sir Ronnie Waterhouse, Sir Ronnie being the man who concealed the VIP paedophile ring run by Dafydd and the gang.

Oh so you’re going to protest outside Peter Hain’s house because he’s not Welsh?? Why don’t you take a few corrupt judges who assisted a gang of paedophiles along with you, I’d recommend Huw Daniel myself, Huw’s Welsh as well, his dad was one of the founders of Plaid (see post ‘Tan yn Llyn’). Huw Daniel has spent his whole life kicking Welsh people who aren’t as privileged as him in the teeth. Is that to your liking? After you’ve invited a few corrupt Welsh judges to join you outside Peter Hain’s house in your protest re his racial origins, go and get your DNA analysed. No, it won’t show that you are related to the ancient Welsh Princes, no matter what Dafydd Iwan thinks, but you will find that you share over 90% of your DNA with vegetable matter, as does every other human being on the planet. DNA’s like that, it’s not very helpful to racist idiots.

I remember the dear old NF slogan well: ‘Racial purity means national security.’ Unfortunately for the NF, the Brits are one of the most mixed ‘races’ on earth…

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After the cause of Butty Wars was sadly lost, there was an attempt at a repeat performance when a lovely little Welsh company owned by Welsh people in the heart of Wales called Blas ar Fwyd lost its contract to supply the patients’ snacks trolley in Ysbyty Gwynedd with cakes containing even more sugar than Mr Kripling’s cakes. Who owns Blas ar Fwyd?? Dafydd’s son, Deiniol ap Dafydd.

Calon Lan!

Elfed and Dafydd only wanted the best for the patients of Ysbyty Gwynedd, which was why they ignored the sky high mortality rates and flogged the patients butties and snacks produced by businesses owned by their friends and relatives.

I knew someone who kept Elfed under observation during Butty Wars, while Elfed was picketing Ysbyty Gwynedd. Not only did Elfed use his time on the picket line to try to find tenants for one of the bungaloids that he owns, but he went in for making a few new friends on Facebook. However the silly old bugger was new to Facebook and he didn’t put any privacy settings up, so one could network among Elfed’s Facebook friends. Hilarious, there were retired coppers from forces known to have had problems with police corruption and the Chief Accountant of Bangor University was a Facebook friend of one of Elfed’s Facebook friends no less…

When Elfed was Chairman of the NW Wales NHS Trust, he had me repeatedly arrested, on one occasion for having pink hair and calling his car a penismobile. On another occasion Elfed had me arrested for ‘harassment’, the harassment being sending the Trust ‘reams and reams of e mails’. Which I did, I was trying to follow up a complaint that I had made after I’d been refused treatment and threatened by Angels and had been subjected to an attempt to frame me for a crime when I tried to access medical help . If somebody had investigated my complaint I would not have needed to have sent reams and reams of e mails. On that occasion, I was interviewed by a DC Steve Power, who admitted in front of the lawyer who accompanied me to the station, that Elfed had ordered my arrest because he was ‘fed up’ with me. Steve Power then told us that he was retiring in a matter of days anyway and that none of this was to do with him. I was released without charge. See post ‘After The Attempt To Frame Me…’.

I recognised DC Steve Power. He was the officer who some years previously had flatly refused to take down my complaint regarding an Angel and three healthcare assistants who had assaulted and injured me. The lawyer who witnessed DC Power’s taped confession re Elfed ordering my arrest because he was fed up with me was Frances Jones. I asked her to send me copies of Power’s taped confession but I heard no more from her. Frances Jones’s name appears on documents that my lawyers only sent me some three years ago. Frances was one of the lawyers involved in one of the attempts to frame and imprison me on the basis of the perjury of Gwynedd Social Services and Tony Francis et al back in the late 1980s/90s. See previous posts.

I saw Frances Jones again a few months after my arrest. She was sitting behind me at the memorial service for Prof Duncan Tanner, the Director of Research for Bangor University. Duncan died suddenly and unexpectedly in the care of Ysbyty Gwynedd, during a routine procedure that is not considered at all risky. Unless you’re in the hands of Ysbyty Gwynedd of course. At Duncan’s memorial service, a number of people insulted Merfyn. As Frances Jones sat behind me I heard her telling other people that the huge problems in Bangor University were a result of the VC.

No Frances, the problems were the result of the associates of a paedophile gang, who, including you, are a bunch of lying, multifaceted crooked bastards.

One of my friends in north Wales told me that Frances Jones is considered to be an excellent lawyer who is much in favour with ‘the villains of Anglesey’, ‘she gets them off every time’.

Anglesey County Council – located at Llangefni – has been famed for its corruption for many years and children in care on Anglesey were abused. Some Anglesey County Councillors went to prison and returned to their roles as Councillors when they were released.

Regular readers will know that Elfed was previously Acting Deputy Chief Constable of the North Wales Police and was obliged to leave the force under a cloud smelling strongly of corruption (see previous posts). Back in the Good Old Days, Elfed was the Sergeant at Llangefni Police Station on Anglesey. Elfed was one of those coppers at Llangefni who was mates with Dafydd, Dafydd living about four miles away from Llangefni. A veteran of Welsh language protests told me that she and her mates were assaulted by Elfed when they were campaigning.

After Dafydd’s charidee CAIS began providing ‘substance abuse services’ for north Wales, the heroin problem in the region exploded. Particularly in Llangefni. No-one could work out why, Llangefni is a just a small rural market town!

 

One of the senior managers at Ysbyty Gwynedd who colluded to undermine Mary and Merfyn was Trystan Pritchard. Trystan told someone known to me that he really liked Elfed because Elfed had done so much for the Welsh language. Trystan is a Bangor graduate who, before joining the NHS as a corrupt manager, was a journo. I watched Trystan having a very chummy meetings with a journo days before yet another bad news story about Merfyn hit the local papers. Trystan is a Freemason who is relatively young for the sort of boring corrupt old fart who dresses up in silly gear.

 

After war was waged with tasty morsels baked by friends and relations of Dafydd, the forces of hell were unleashed upon Mary and Merfyn. Patients were told by Top Doctors to write to their MPs to ‘complain about them’; the appointments system was sabotaged which meant that cancer patients only received urgent appointments through the post AFTER the date of their appointment had passed; the pathology lab test results were screwed up, consistently placing patients in danger and resulting in numerous complaints; rumours were spread around Bangor that Mary and Merfyn had mismanaged the Board’s finances so badly that they were responsible for the Board’s debt (no, the previous Financial Director of the NW Wales NHS Trust stuffed Elfed and Martin over before the Trust was dissolved and the funds disappeared with her); medical records disappeared when Mary tried to investigate serious complaints and staff lied to protect abusive colleagues; and lies were told by the Top Docs, Angels and middle managers about every aspect of patient care and safety, so Mary and Merfyn couldn’t take preventative measures because the info needed was actively witheld from them.

When Mary and Merfyn organised a patients’ consultation day with regard to the mental health services, Alun Davies the former manager of the Hergest Unit turned up along with a bunch of henchmen and tried to influence the outcome. The North Wales Community Health Council, ‘the patients voice’, was colonised by Top Doctors and Christine Evans, a retired surgeon, took over as Chair while admitting on her blog that she had taken the position to keep her former surgeon colleagues at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd out of trouble after the Royal College of Surgeons had written a damning report about their misconduct. See previous posts.

The BMA joined in the fun. They mobilised the wider BMA in Wales and also busied themselves locally. A local BMA group specific to North East Wales was formed with a grandiose name; it was actually Philip Banfield and his mates. Philip Banfield is an obstetrician at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd who knows all about Dafydd’s gang, Banfield has been in north Wales for years.

On another occasion the BMA held a meeting in one of the north Wales hospitals with regard to an election which contravened all proper procedures in the run-up to an election. Mary and Merfyn told the BMA that they could not hold such a meeting on NHS premises at a time of ‘purdah’. The BMA got arsey and decamped to an hotel down the road and held their procedure-breaching meeting there.

Unlike Elfed and Martin at the NW Wales NHS Trust, Mary did investigate patients’ complaints. She was up against it because many of the staff of the complaints dept had been inherited from the NW Wales NHS Trust and they continued to insult patients and ignore Mary’s instructions to investigate complaints. The NHS unions continued to protect abusive staff.

On Mary and Merfyn’s watch, Alan Roberts, a senior Angel at Ysbyty Gwynedd, was prosecuted and convicted when he threw a lady in her 80s across the ward and injured her. Roberts mounted a campaign in his defence which was backed by other Angels as well as union reps and student nurses were bullied into supporting him. He took his case to appeal, backed by his union (which I think was the RCN) and won. Roberts didn’t win because he didn’t assault the old lady, he won because it could not be proved that her injuries had resulted from him throwing her across the ward. The old lady wasn’t there to give evidence because she had died. Roberts had also impersonated a police officer which was never addressed.

Roberts ‘the gentle giant’ received much press coverage and after he won his appeal, he told the media that he would be returning to work as an Angel. Roberts’s wife was an intensive care Angel at Ysbyty Gwynedd and She Stood By Him, as did his son, who was a student Angel.

After one of his court hearings, Alan Roberts shook his fist at me as he left. Why did I attend court? Because when the NW Wales NHS Trust was run by Martin and Elfed, Alan Roberts refused to treat me, threatened me and accused me of ‘impersonating a GP’. My subsequent complaint about him was never investigated and Martin told me that it was me who been ‘threatening and aggressive’ to Roberts. So Martin and Elfed ensured that Roberts remained in his job as an Angel, in a senior role, where he later threw an elderly lady patient across the room and injured her. See post ‘Two Dangerous Very Dishonest Nurses’.

 

After public protests and much ranting in the press over Mary and Merfyn’s alleged plans for the NHS in north Wales – no plans had been finalised, but the paedophiles’ friends spread panic across the region by telling bare-faced lies – Mary and Merfyn held a public meeting, at which they strove to be as honest and transparent as possible. They were met with a baying mob who threatened them with physical violence, in front of the journos, TV cameras and politicians who also attended the meeting. Not one person called for calm and the threats of violence towards Mary and Merfyn were not reported in any media outlet. What was reported was that the whole of north Wales were livid over that dreadful Mary and Merfyn who Weren’t Listening To The People.

I don’t know who the baying mob were, but I don’t think that they constituted The People. I had arrived for the public meeting early and I saw that baying mob disembark from a series of coaches, only to be greeted by a man with an NHS lanyard around his neck yelling cheerfully that ‘this is the day that Mary Burrows gets her P45’ and that today will be the day that they get the bitch out.

After threatening Mary and Merfyn, the baying mob walked out waving their fists and the meeting was closed shortly after. As people filed out of the door, the man who had greeted the coaches went absolutely apeshit. He started screaming at Mary that there would be blood and throwing chairs around the room. He was tended to by someone else who had an NHS lanyard around her neck who dispensed kind words in his moment of trauma. If that man had been an Empowered Service User he would have been arrested, charged and probably remanded in custody.

 

So who was the problem? A bunch of lying thugs who had facilitated a paedophile gang for years? Of course not, it was Mary and Merfyn as any fule kno. They listed to patients, they investigated complaints, they held public consultations, OF COURSE THEY HAD TO GO!!!

 

In June 2013, Merfyn and Mary hit the headlines of the London-based media as well as the north Wales media when they resigned after the publication of a damning report about patient care and safety at the Betsi. The report was compiled in the wake of a C difficile outbreak in which patients had died. Merfyn gave interviews and some of them are still available on BBC News Wales archive clips. He reflected on the report which had stated that there had been a breakdown between ‘ward and Board’ at the Betsi and that he and Mary had not been aware of what had been happening at ward level. Merfyn stated that he had to accept that was indeed true, they had not been aware of a number of matters of which they should have been aware. He told the BBC that he had not been able to effect change and he had therefore offered his resignation to the Health Minister Mark Drakeford and Drakeford had accepted it.

Merfyn did not tell the media that there had been a conspiracy to keep crucial information from the Board. He did not tell them that Mary and he had received hate mail and death threats. He did not tell them that I and other people who had complained about the NW Wales NHS Trust had been threatened, assaulted, repeatedly wrongly arrested and unlawfully refused all NHS treatment. Merfyn did not tell them that I had given Drakeford’s predecessor Edwina Hart enough evidence to have Elfed, Martin and a number of Top Docs and Angels arrested and that Edwina had simply refused to act. Neither did Merfyn tell the BBC that when he had been VC of Bangor University, a post-doc was asked to smear him in a documentary about the mental health services and two PhD students who were friends with that post-doc had been followed around University premises by off duty police officers and intimidated.

Perhaps Merfyn should have just said ‘I’m dealing with the associates of a fucking paedophile gang here who have deliberately let patients die in order to force my resignation’, but the BBC probably wouldn’t have broadcast that because Jimmy Savile had been a visitor to Bryn Estyn and one boy alleged that he had been gang-raped while Savile looked on.

 

 

The report that condemned Merfyn and Mary was compiled by the WAO (Welsh Audit Office) and HIW (Health Inspectorate Wales).

At the time of the report, the Auditor General for Wales was Huw Vaughan Thomas. Huw Vaughan Thomas was Chief Executive of Gwynedd County Council, 1991-96. Huw was Chief Exec of Gwynedd CC while the paedophile gang were active in Gwynedd’s children’s homes and while employees of Gwynedd Social Services lied about me and other patients to the police and on oath in attempts to secure convictions against us. Huw Vaughan Thomas was Chief Exec of Gwynedd County Council when Patient F was denied access to his own baby on the basis of unproven allegations that he was a ‘risk’ to the baby. The baby was brought up in the care of a family with two adult male sex offenders in the household. F and other people raised concerns about one of these offenders and Gwynedd Social Services admitted that he had confessed to indecently assaulting two 10 year old boys. No action was taken against him, not even when he and his friend subsequently offered their services as babysitters and yet more complaints were made about them. F was never given access to his own child and the family whom Gwynedd placed F’s baby with later left the area. F never saw his child again and did not know where he was. See previous posts.

Huw Vaughan Thomas was appointed as Chief Exec of Gwynedd County Council in the middle of the North Wales Police’s investigation into the possibility of a VIP paedophile ring in north Wales/Chester. The investigation was closed in 1992 and the police stated that no evidence of any ring had been found.

The child protection officer who denied F access to his child and who refused to even hold a case conference when F raised concerns that his baby could be at risk from the sex offenders in the household where his baby was being raised was Jo Bott. Jo Bott was a former police officer who was subsequently employed by Gwynedd Social Services.

Jo Bott alleged that F’s new wife had been ‘harassing’ the mother of F’s baby and ordered F’s wife to ‘leave her alone’. F’s wife had had no contact with the mother of F’s child since the baby was about two weeks old. The contact then was a visit to deliver clothes and a present for the baby. Because as Jo Bott knew damn well, F’s new wife had been friends with F and his stepchildren for a number of years and had paid for meals and lent the family money when they needed it. Hadn’t she Bott??? In fact the reason that she got to know F was that he found out about the attempts to imprison her on the part of Gwynedd Social Services and the Top Doctors and having been wrongfully imprisoned himself by the same people, F offered advice. F also offered other Empowered Service Users who were being abused and neglected by Jo Bott’s colleagues advice, which was why so many people used to congregate at his house in Bethesda…

Then there was the visit that F received from armed men when he put his house up for sale. No of course he didn’t tell Bott et al, but all the Empowered Service Users knew about it.

 

After Bott told F’s new wife to leave the mother of F’s baby alone, F’s new wife received nearly £1000 worth of bills from F’s former partner which had been run up in F’s name, along with a demand that she pay them. Then a few weeks later came a demand for some baby equipment. Oh then after that F and his new wife were offered baby photos of the baby that F was not allowed to visit – accompanied by a demand for more money of course…

Leave her alone??? F and his new wife wished that the malicious cow had moved to Jupiter but it really was quite difficult to escape her as the baby was wheeled past their house at regular intervals.

Then there was Martin, a young man who had witnessed everything re F’s baby, who was found dead in the road near Bethesda, at about the time that Huw Vaughan Thomas took up his job as Auditor General for Wales. Martin had witnessed rather more as well, because he was the father of the baby of F’s former partner’s daughter’s baby. Martin applied for custody when he discovered that the mother of his baby was battering the living daylights out of the baby. Gwynedd Social Services told Martin that they would be awarding custody to his former partner if she turned up to the hearing. Fortunately for Martin and his daughter, Mandy couldn’t even be arsed to go to the hearing so Martin was able to bring up his little girl. Until he was found dead that was.

So Huw Vaughan Thomas, who presided over this nightmare, had the final say on Merfyn’s performance as Chair of the Betsi Board!!!

For the full background on Huw Vaughan Thomas and his long list of public appointments – Huw has also been Chief Executive of Denbighshire County Council and a member of the Parole Board, among many other things – see post ‘I Know Nuzzing…’.

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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’.

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ELWa eventually disappeared in disgrace although sadly Enid didn’t and Peter Higson was appointed as the Chief Executive of the newly created HIW. In that role, Peter Higson refused to investigate all of my very serious complaints about the North West Wales NHS Trust. But then Peter had, years previously, refused to investigate all of my complaints about Dafydd et al and Gwynedd Social Services.

 

So, after Merfyn was set up and blown out as Chair of the Betsi, a new Chair was appointed. It was Dr Peter Higson. After Higson took up the Chair of the Betsi Board, HIW was declared to be in such a sorry state that it was ‘not fit for purpose’. Peter Higson was the only Chief Executive that HIW had ever had and he had been there from its creation.

Do any readers know if the creation of HIW might have been the idea of a man called Peter Higson or one of his friends or relatives?

When Peter Higson was appointed Chair of the Betsi Board, Margaret Hanson was appointed as his Vice-Chair. Margaret had previously worked as a children’s and family social work team leader for Cheshire Social Services. Dafydd’s gang operated in Cheshire as well as in north Wales, through the social services. Margaret was also a Councillor in Cheshire. Margaret Hanson is married to David Hanson, the Labour MP for Delyn in north east Wales. David was also a Councillor in Cheshire; Davies was appointed as Miranda’s PPS in 2001, when all those people were yelling in the aftermath of the publication of the Waterhouse Report that Waterhouse had been a huge cover-up. See previous posts for further info about the Hansons.

When Peter and Margaret took over at the Betsi, Margaret commented to the media that she was appalled at the state of the Betsi and she really didn’t know what those previously at the helm had been thinking of.

It is now more than five years since Merfyn and Mary resigned from the Betsi. Mary sadly died of cancer a few years ago, but not before the ‘Daily Mail’ published an article about her, denouncing ‘her shameful legacy’. There has been scandal after scandal after scandal at the Betsi since Mary and Merfyn resigned. There have been allegations of severe staff bullying and an Angel who blew the whistle on the Tawel Fan Scandal, the biggest EMI patient abuse scandal in the history of the UK, received death threats and was sacked by the Board. Not one of the Angels who were filmed undercover swearing at patients who were crawling around naked on floors covered in faeces and urine was disciplined. The Angels gave interviews to the ‘Daily Post’ stating that there was nothing wrong with the care in Tawel Fan ward and that the relatives who complained were ‘troublemakers’. Some of the same Angels were subsequently caught abusing patients in the ward to which they had been transferred after Tawel Fan closed down. None of them have been disciplined.

The obstetric service at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd was found to be so dangerous that a hit squad was sent in from the Welsh Gov’t to ‘turn it around’. There were accusations that the behaviour of one obstetrician was so crazed and intimidating that it had caused meltdown in the service. Phil Banfield is the senior obstetrician at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd. The Board was placed in special measures and the first goal of the hit squad was to ‘achieve normality’ in the maternity service. The Board remains in special measures all these years later because normality has still not been achieved.

The abnormality of the obstetric service at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd had obviously been missed by Huw Vaughan Thomas’s wife Enid, who was Chair of the North Wales Health Authority long before Mary and Merfyn got near the Betsi. But Peter Higson, being a Director of the North Wales Health Authority had missed the abnormality along with Enid. But then Peter’s mate Prof Bob Woods from the School of Psychology at Bangor University has been north Wales’s expert in dementia care for decades now, so he must have been something to do with the abnormality at Tawel Fan. Another of Peter’s many roles was that of a lecturer on the clinical psychology course at Bangor University. Bob Woods was Director of that course and before the North Wales Hospital was closed down, clin psy students did their ‘training’ placements under the lecherous eye – and hands – of Dafydd.

Peter Higson is also a member of the Council at Bangor University. After Peter was appointed to the Council, Bangor University awarded Peter’s sister, Dr Ruth Hussey, an honorary degree. Ruth was Chief Medical Officer for Wales, 2012-16. Ruth was CMO for Wales when the Betsi was failing to achieve normality, in spite of the best efforts of the hit squad from the Welsh Gov’t. See post ‘Topsy and Tim’ for further details of Peter And Ruth’s biographies.

 

Well after Merfyn and Mary resigned, the Betsi Board effectively went bankrupt and the Welsh Gov’t bailed it out. Several times. But still the Board couldn’t manage. The Board has a recruitment crisis in every aspect of its work, no-one wants to work for the NHS in north Wales in any capacity. Litigation against the Board is soaring and the Public Services Ombudsman for Wales has spoken out repeatedly about the worrying number of complaints that he is dealing with about the Betsi. The mortality and suicide rates for north Wales are some of the worst in Europe and have got worse since Mary and Merfyn departed.

Since Mary and Merfyn resigned, the Betsi’s performance, on every measure, has plummeted and the Board has sunk so deeply into the red that it doesn’t make sense for the Welsh Gov’t to talk about giving the Betsi a bail out to enable it to balance the books. The Board is bankrupt, has been for quite some time and it is sinking deeper and deeper and deeper.

 

The Tory AM Mark Isherwood some months ago made a speech in the Senedd in despair at the state of the Betsi and the patient harm and deaths, ending it with ‘this cannot be allowed to continue’. Vaughan Gething, the Welsh Gov’ts Minister for Health told Mark to stop talking down the NHS.

As for those politicians who sat in silence in that public meeting some six years ago while an organised mob hurled threats and abuse at Merfyn and Mary, they are still in office. One was Darren Millar, the Tory AM for Clwyd West. To be fair to Darren, he is the only politician who in recent years has called for prosecutions with regard to the abuse of patients at the Betsi.

Another of the politicians was Plaid’s Llyr Huws Gruffydd. I had met Llyr before I saw him sit in silence at that meeting. I had previously e mailed him and given him full details of the extended neglect and abuse of a friend of mine at the hands of the mental health services in north Wales. Llyr wrote me a very nice e mail back saying that this sounded shocking. When the mental health services heard that I was writing to politicians, they admitted my, by then, very very ill, suicidal friend to a psych ward in Wrexham Maelor Hospital. Llyr turned up and the Angel in charge told him that there were no problems at all re my friend. Llyr told me that my friend was in safe hands. My friend was discharged the next day and, once more, unlawfully refused NHS care. He became destitute and nearly died some months later. I never heard from Llyr again, although I did e mail him and tell him what was happening to my friend.

The third politician who sat in silence at the public meeting was the Labour AM for the Vale of Clwyd, Ann Jones. Ann Jones regularly comments on her support for the NHS and its wonderful staff. She has never said a word about the escalating horror prevailing at the Betsi since Mary and Merfyn’s departure. But then Ann Jones never said a word about the North Wales Child Abuse Scandal despite being on the scene throughout it all. Jones was born and educated in Rhyl, was a Rhyl Town Councillor and a Denbighshire County Councillor. Ann Jones is Deputy Presiding Officer of the Welsh Assembly. I am still on the mailing list for many of the things which I was involved when I was still in Wales and a few days ago I was invited to a Wimmins Event with Ann as a guest speaker. I’ll give that one a miss, I don’t want to be told that Ann is my role model. Even if I did feel in need of a role model, I would not choose Ann.

 

A third person resigned along with Merfyn and Mary, that was Dr Lyndon Miles, the Vice-Chair of the Betsi Board. I always found Lyndon very pleasant and approachable and after the threats and abuse at the public meeting, I bumped into him in a cafe and he told me that the Board were getting a very bad time but they were determined to see this through. Two weeks later Lyndon resigned and I think that he resigned before Mary and Merfyn.

Lyndon wasn’t crazed and threatening like the other Top Doctors, but he definitely knew what they were doing and had known for years. Lyndon is a GP and arrived in Bangor in about 1984, when the gang called for reinforcements. The reinforcements were all like Lyndon, they weren’t obviously mad a la Dafydd et al but they colluded with Dafydd and the gang. Lyndon was a GP in the Student Health Centre in UCNW, he worked with Dr D.G.E. Wood, Liz Stables and Gwynne the lobotomist who were facilitating the trafficking ring. Lyndon was the GP of my housemate Anne Vernon when she was killed by the gang. Lyndon was also the GP of the young female psych patient who was used for sex by the junior gynaecologists of Ysbyty Gwynedd, made pregnant twice by them and then coerced into abortions which they had arranged. She was subsequently refused all NHS treatment and told that if she wanted to access care she’d have to move to England. See post ‘Another Case Of Not Knowing?’

Lyndon worked as a GP in north Wales throughout the worst of Dafydd’s gang; he was there during the rapes of the kids in care, the unlawful denial of access to NHS abortions anywhere in north Wales thus forcing women into the hands of the dangerous ‘private’ abortionist in Chester, the framing of victims of the gang, the banging them up in high security hospitals, the constant suspicious deaths and suicides, the forging of records and throughout the Waterhouse Inquiry, Lyndon knew about it all and he has never said a word. He also knew what happened to me. Lyndon also spent years as Vice-Chair of the Gwynedd Local Health Board. Lyndon knows all about the murdering criminal bastards.

Lyndon is now Chair of St David’s Hospice, an institution run entirely by Dafydd’s gang. Alun Davies became Chief Exec of St David’s Hospice when the deaths and suicides of patients and staff at the Hergest Unit meant that even Davies was too embarrassed to remain as the Director of the mental health services for the NW Wales NHS Trust any longer. When Davies retired from St David’s Hospice just a few years ago, Trystan Pritchard was appointed Chief Executive. See post ‘The CEOs of St David’s Hospice’.

 

It is clear that Dafydd’s gang and their associates did indeed precipitate a situation in which patients died at the Betsi in order to cover Merfyn with crap and force him to resign as Chair.

Perhaps someone needs to hold the following people to account:

The Director of the Pathology labs who knew that infection was raging throughout the hospitals managed by the Board but did not control the situation or keep Merfyn and Mary informed. That person is Dr Avril Wayte. Avril is a member of the Board of Dafydd’s charidee CAIS.

Avril is married to Dr Donald Wayte, a retired pathologist. For years, Donald Wayte was the senior pathologist for north Wales. Highlights of Don’s career included accusing parents, in public, who’s children had died of SIDS of having murdered them on the basis of absolutely no evidence at all and taking the 15 yr old son of a friend of his into the hospital to work with him without gaining permission or ethical clearance from anyone. The teenager had a lovely time, he saw the dead bodies, the lot, thanks to dear old Don.

Don played a key role in many a Nasty Case and an ‘Orrible Murder, what with ruling the roost over the whole of north Wales for many of the years that Dafydd’s gang ran riot, years in which north Wales became famous for its corruption in medico-legal circles, the fitting up of innocent people and the ludicrous explanations for the suspicious deaths of so many victims of and witnesses to the crimes of Dafydd’s gang. People were found hanging, found dead from overdoses, they were hit by cars, they fell out of windows, down embankments, out of trains going at speed, they were killed in fires, there was no end to the untimely and unfortunate deaths of so many in north Wales who had encountered Dafydd et al. The coroner or judge presiding over the trial often relied on the evidence of Dafydd’s mate Don.

Don was the pathologist who gave evidence at the July 1996 trial of Howard Hughes. Hughes was found guilty of the 1995 rape and murder of a little girl called Sophie Hook, who disappeared from a tent in a garden in Llandudno and who’s body was later recovered from the sea. Howard was a wrong ‘un, everyone knew that, especially the police. Howard had a chromosome abnormality which caused him to grow very tall, he is getting on for 7 foot high. Howard also has learning disabilities and cannot read and write, so he could not read the statement that he made to the police. Howard has always denied knowing anything at all about Sophie’s disappearance. He came under suspicion because he was seen on a footpath near the garden from where Sophie disappeared. But nowhere near the time that Sophie disappeared. Furthermore, the garden where Sophie was camping is in a suburban part of Llandudno, so a lot of people were on that path.

The police seemed to know that they were looking for a big man with learning difficulties because they told the world that they were looking for a big brute. They found one shortly after saying that and arrested Howard. They had to release him again because there was absolutely no evidence linking him with the crime. While Howard was out, the police raided his house and most conveniently found child porn. So he was re-arrested. Howard was remanded in custody and when he was in prison on remand, another prisoner, a convicted child sex offender maintained that Howard had confessed to Sophie’s rape and murder. The account that this prisoner gave of Howard’s confession sounded rather like the fantasy of a child sex offender. That statement was the only evidence linking Howard to the Sophie’s disappearance. Everything else was pure speculation, including the allegation of ‘he was seen carrying her dead body’. No he wasn’t. Someone said that they thought that they saw someone who might have been Howard carrying a sack with something in it late one night. But there was no evidence that the person was Howard, if indeed such a person was seen and who knows what was in the sack, if there was a sack, which was far from certain. There was absolutely no evidence against Howard except for the confession of a convicted sex offender who also admitted that sometimes he did make things up but he hadn’t on this occasion.

Dafydd’s mate Don gave an account of the terrible injuries that had been inflicted on Sophie’s body, but true to form, Don didn’t just confine himself to that. Don explained exactly what Howard had done to Sophie. How Don knew this I don’t know, because much of his evidence could not have been extrapolated from the injuries postmortem on a body recovered from the sea, but Don Knew. See previous posts for further details.

When Howard Hughes was sentenced, the world heard the details of his previous, which was terrible, I would be wary of someone with a criminal record like Howard’s. Indeed, I nearly was someone with a criminal record like Howard’s. If every attempt that Dafydd and the gang had made to fit me up had been successful, I would have a criminal record like Howard Hughes. And it would all be a load of cobblers.

Howard was arrested, convicted and imprisoned at the time that Dafydd’s gang repeatedly tried to fit me up for serious offences by planting evidence, committing perjury and I am told, paying people to lie about me. The gang became very busy after 1994, because Brown had sent them yet more evidence of Dafydd trying to bribe me into dropping my complaint about him and I and another patient also had a meeting with two members of the Mental Health Act Commission and told then that serious complaints about Dafydd were not being investigated, including that of him sexually exploiting patients. Our complaints were still not investigated, but we were arrested.

The reason why I am so cautious before screaming for Howard’s knackers on a platter, is that from quite a young age, everyone responsible for Howard’s diagnoses, care and ‘assessments’ were associates of Dafydd and the gang. Howard had also been in Bryn Estyn, where he maintained that he was abused. Howard’s claim for compensation re Bryn Estyn was rejected on the grounds that he had serious criminal convictions. But then most of the boys from Bryn Estyn did, because if they weren’t brutalised and driven mad by being beaten and gang raped, they were fitted up by Dafydd’s gang to discredit them. Howard had also spent time in Garth Angharad, the ‘hospital for mentally abnormal criminals’ near Dolgellau. Except that it wasn’t a hospital at all, it was an isolated building hidden away which was owned by a solicitor who was later struck off for stealing his clients’ money. Before that occurred, the struck off solicitor had owned and managed children’s homes and schools, where the kids had been abused. Even Ronnie Waterhouse didn’t have a good word to say about the owner of Garth Angharad, Paul Hett. See previous posts.

I didn’t know of the existence of Garth Angharad until a few years ago when I received my own files. In the late 1980s, when I was sitting in a London medical school as a postgrad student, a case conference had been held about me in Garth Angharad, without my knowledge, by a man of whom I had never heard, who took evidence about me from people of whom I had never heard. The conclusion was that I was extremely dangerous, capable of murder and should be banged up in a high security hospital as soon as poss. See post ‘The Night Of The (Dr Chris) Hunter’. The reason why the case conference about me was held in Garth Angharad was that the man who held it, Dr Chris Hunter, of whom I had never heard, was visiting Garth Angharad to see one of his patients there. Hunter was a mate of Dafydd’s gang which was why Tony Francis and Dafydd had asked him to hold a case conference about me. Chris Hunter also had patients in Ashworth Hospital – where patients were raped and beaten by Angels, one patient being battered to death – in Whitchurch Hospital and in the Caswell Clinic in Bridgend. All of these places were receptacles for the victims of Dafydd’s gang who complained about him. They were hospitals in name only.

 

The Top Doctor who used to sit on the Betsi Board as the Top Docs’ representative at the time of Merfyn’s resignation has more than a few questions to answer. I can’t remember his name, but he was rude, awkward as fuck and highly defensive. He refused to co-operate with anything that Merfyn and Mary suggested re improvements in patient care and he took an entrenched position on absolutely everything.

 

The Health Minister who so willingly accepted Merfyn’s resignation and smugly announced that he would be appointing a replacement, which was Peter Higson was of course this blog’s old friend Mark Drakeford. Drakeford worked as a social worker for Dyfed Social Services when a paedophile gang operated in Dyfed Social Services which had links to Dafydd’s gang. Drakeford served as Rhodri Morgan’s SPAD for years while the slaughter continued apace in north Wales and when serious complaints went uninvestigated. When Drakeford was Health Minister, bombs went off under him constantly, NHS deaths, scandals, corrupt practices, the lot. He refused to accept responsibility for any of it. During that time, I wrote to Drakeford and gave him full details of a medical research fraud that I had witnessed. I did not receive a reply and some three weeks later, Drakeford appeared with members of the team who perpetrated the fraud at a media PR event, promoting the fraud.

Just a few weeks ago, Mark Drakeford’s 31 year old son was sentenced to eight years in prison for the prolonged violent rape of a young woman. Drakeford junior was also charged with grooming a child.

 

Martin Jones, the Director of the Workforce at the Betsi who hated Merfyn and Mary, was one of the leaders of the lynch mob and after all those scandals at the Betsi was appointed Director of Investigations for NHS Wales. Martin is now the ultimate man for investigating complaints in Wales’s NHS…

 

The PM when Merfyn was forced out by a bunch of psychopaths who conspired to allow patients die to make him look bad was Lord Snooty the Third. Health is a devolved responsibility, so the Betsi was nothing to do with Lord Snooty the Third, but as previous posts (eg. Lord Snooty The Third) explained, Lord Snooty had a great deal to do with what was going on in north Wales. As indeed did Cherie, Miranda, Gordon Brown and Ed Miliband (see post ‘Lest We Forget’).

 

The Torygraph, the newspaper most supportive of Lord Snooty the Third, some 10 years ago, ran a flattering report about an Angel from Ysbyty Gwynedd, Stephen Gallagher, who was in the TA and while on duty in Afghanistan, had ‘saved a boy’s life’. The story was substantially untrue, breached confidence and put the lives of the boy and his family at risk. I had made a complaint about Gallagher some months previously, after he had refused to treat me and threatened me. Martin Jones destroyed the CCTV that showed Gallagher doing this. I was told that the senior managers of the NW Wales NHS Trust had given the story about Major Gallagher the War Hero to the Torygraph. I was also told that before he had threatened me, there was already a note on Gallagher’s HR file saying that his competence and integrity could not be relied upon, after a Top Doctor made a complaint about him. Some time after Gallagher appeared in the Torygraph, he threatened me again and two witnesses made a statement detailing what they had seen. One of the witnesses worked at Ysbyty Gwynedd and then Gallagher threatened her. She was subsequently accused of conspiring with me to ‘get’ the Trust Board. There was no investigation into any of the complaints that arose from any of this. See post ‘Two Dangerous, Very Dishonest Nurses’.

 

For crying out loud, get it into your heads everyone, Dafydd’s gang don’t have and never did have any limits. They fitted complainants up and had them imprisoned for years or banged up in high security hospitals and they murdered witnesses. They have ruled north Wales for decades and what a legacy there is. I thought that they were pretty bloody stupid coming after a young woman with a postgrad degree in medical sciences, but they stop at nothing, nothing at all. They made statements claiming that I had attempted to stab someone. Then admitted that no, I had done no such thing. They made statements saying that I had tried to throttle someone. Then admitted that no, I had done no such thing. They made statements saying that I was known to carry and use weapons. They were not able to show evidence of this. Or of their allegation that I had held an Angel hostage. Or that I have been in prison for attacking someone with a knife. Or that I had sexually assaulted a psychiatrist. Yet no-one would take action against this lot, no-one.

Then in 2013 they let a load of patients die because they wanted to force out a man who had been a VC and Governor of the BBC and who’s wife had died at their hands. I recommend that Merfyn hires a lawyer and obtains copies of his medical records. They probably explain that it was really him who raped that young woman, not Mark Drakeford’s son at all, but what with his wicked ways, Merfyn blamed it all on Drakeford junior.

Just for the record: Merfyn was my ultimate boss for a number of years when I worked at Bangor University. I never ever witnessed him raise his voice to anyone, swear at anyone, lose his temper or even be rude to someone else. I saw him look really fucking exasperated as the paedophiles’ friends insulted him, shouted at him in public and refused to do the jobs for which they were so generously paid while treating staff and students appallingly. He should have broken his code of conduct and fucking well flattened the lot of them.

Now, all the names of those worthless bastards who assisted in the deaths of those patients to force Merfyn to resign please, to me at this blog or via my e mail address and I’ll name every one of them…

 

Here he is in his well-dressed man disguise, you can tell he’s a wrong ‘un:

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Someone else who’s attempted a well-dressed man disguise:

‘There is no evidence that Dr Jones ever behaved unprofessionally or in any way that was not in the best interests of his patients.’

Dr Dafydd Alun Jones

 

Lord Snooty The Third

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:

  • Sir Sam Everington | The King's Fund

 

Now – Sir Sam Everington of The King’s Fund and a Great Deal Else:

  • Sam Everington – The Queen's Nursing Institute

 

 

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.

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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.

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‘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.

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Although Brown always hated Laurie Lee, the Cotswolds now contains far more offensive people:

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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:

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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.

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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:

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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.

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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.

 

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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 Image Name Height Floors Completion date Notes
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1 Londres 097..jpg One Canada Square 235 771 50 1991 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.
2 Newfoundland Quay building.jpg Newfoundland Quay 220 722 60 2019 Residential tower. 
3 HSBC Building London.jpg 8 Canada Square 200 655 42 2002 The joint fifth-tallest completed building in the UK. Occupied by HSBC as its world headquarters.
4 Citigroup EMEA Centre.jpg 25 Canada Square 200 655 42 2001 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.
5 Barclays HQ.jpg One Churchill Place 156 513 32 2005 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.
6 40 Bank Street Heron Quay London.jpg 40 Bank Street 153 502 33 2003 Multi-tenanted; occupiers include Allen & Overy, ANZ Bank, China Construction Bank, Duff & Phelps, Saxo Bank and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. 
7 Jp morgan building.jpg 25 Bank Street 153 502 33 2003 Occupied by JP Morgan Chase as its European headquarters since 2012.
8 10 Upper Bank Street London.jpg 10 Upper Bank Street 151 495 32 2003 Occupied by Clifford Chance as its world headquarters. Other occupiers include FTSE Group, Infosys, MasterCard, Deutsche Bank and Total. 
9 25 Churchill Place, Canary Wharf.jpg 25 Churchill Place 130 426 23 2014 The building houses the European Medicines Agency from early 2014 and Ernst & Young from 2015.
10 OneWestIndiaQuay.jpg 1 West India Quay 108 354 36 2004 Floors 1–12 are occupied by a Marriott Hotel. Floors 13–33 house 158 apartments.
11 33 Canada Square.jpg 33 Canada Square 105 344 18 1999 33 Canada Square and 25 Canada Square together form a single complex, see above for details.
12 1CabotSquare.jpg 1 Cabot Square 89 292 21 1991 Occupied by Credit Suisse. 
13 Exterior of 5 Canada Square.jpg 5 Canada Square 88 288 16 2003 Occupied by Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
14 25CabotSquare.jpg 25 Cabot Square 81 265 17 1991 Occupied by Morgan Stanley. Morgan Stanley also occupies the nearby 20 Bank Street as its European headquarters. The architect was Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.
15 FSA, 25 The North Colonnade, London.gif 25 North Colonnade 80 262 15 1991 Occupied by the Financial Conduct Authority as its headquarters. The architect was John McAslan and Partners.
16 Morgan Stanley Building, Canary Wharf, London..jpg 20 Bank Street 68 223 14 2003 Occupied by Morgan Stanley as its European headquarters. Morgan Stanley also occupies the nearby 25 Cabot Square. It was designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.
17 20 Churchill Place building.jpg 20 Churchill Place 65 213 15 2009 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…

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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:

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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???

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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.

 

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When Ian Cameron was Chairman of White’s, Sir Peter Morrison was a member:

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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.


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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.

 

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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’.

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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.

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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.
Gotcha
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.
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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