Vested Interests Or Common Pool?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Professor Harry Keen from Diabetes UK, based in Camden Town

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The False Decretals

Parliament and the Taxpayer (Classic Reprint)

Vested Interests Or Common Pool?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rhett Butler

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

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

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

Dr Dafydd Alun Jones

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

The family migrated to Australia in 1966!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Butlers had three sons:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

and Labour frontbencher Tom Clarke,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Gareth joined the BBC in 1987

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

ChildLine was established in 1986.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Professor Hugh Bentall

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Because it’s a secret.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

And probably of to whom to toady.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rather than just a hopeless teacher.

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Or perhaps because they were not that earth-shattering.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

Bertrand Russell

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

and by Barbara Castle as Chair in 1975.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A Bottom Up Man:

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A few thoughts:

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

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

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

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

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

Gordon Brown official.jpg

 

Eric Hobsbawm
Hobsbawm in 2011

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sir Ken Calman welcomes you! Anyone for Alex Salmond?

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

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

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

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

It wouldn’t have done her image much good.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Then how did it happen?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

So what went wrong?

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

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

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

With the emphasis on champagne.

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

Compare and Contrast:

Kay, Who Helped The Poor and Lived Like Them:

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An Empowered Service User:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

Helena Kennedy, Baroness Kennedy of The Shaws

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

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

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

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

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

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

Produced By: Ron Bloomfield

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

It’s the Manchester contingent again.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Indeed, Oxford went from this:

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

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

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

Dr Dafydd Alun Jones

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

On his retirement in 1979 he was awarded a CBE.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

He didn’t dare.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Two more potential guests for the Houseparties.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

And a female accessory to the Westminster Paedophile Ring.

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

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

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

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

Jimmy Savile

 

Dr Dafydd Alun Jones

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dismissal, however, did not dent his loyalty.

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

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

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

Dr Dafydd Alun Jones

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

20 July, 2001

Ex-Labour minister Carmichael dies

Lord Carmichael of Kelvingrove

Lord Carmichael served parliament for over 35 years

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

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

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

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

Ministerial portfolios

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

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

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

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

Popular figure

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

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

In 1948 he married Catherine McIntosh Rankin.

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

Beer battered vegetables:

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

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

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

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

Welfare State

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

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

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

Dafydd’s gang are international.

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

Social Structure

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Olive’s obituary in ‘The Guardian’

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Indie also published an obituary for Olive:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

An overbearing arrogant pompous old bag.

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

Olive was the one who was really suffering!

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

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

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

 

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

16 October 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

University of the West of England, Nov 2001:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Here’s the geriatric moll:

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

Trust Chairman Quits Over Debt

Phyllida Parsloe

Professor Parsloe has been chairman of NBT since 1999

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

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

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

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

‘Tremendous integrity’

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

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

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

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

‘Respect’

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

History of the Research Forum

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

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

About the Research Forum

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

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

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

 While searching for gen on Phyllida’s pal Olive, I noticed this obituary for social worker Elwyn Owens in The Guardian’s ‘Other Lives’ column published in Nov 2015, written by his wife Jane Owens:
Elwyn Owens became chair of the British Association of Social Workers
Elwyn Owens: Chair of the British Association of Social Workers

 

My husband, Elwyn Owens, who has died of cancer aged 76, worked throughout his life to improve the lives of children and vulnerable people, first as a social worker and then in various managerial positions in social services, including with Barnardo’s and ChildLine.

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

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

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

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

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

As they say in Bethesda: ‘Jesus Christ…’

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

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

Richard Crossman

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‘Have You Come Far Lord Russell?’

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Uncle Harry’s Friends…

As I continue with the research for this blog, I find that when I revisit people and subjects about which I have previously blogged, I notice things of which I previously did not realise the significance. Such is my workload that I do not have time to revisit as many areas as I would like and I often only end up digging deeper after noticing something interesting by coincidence.

Earlier today I came across a reference to a dreadful old Top Doc who’s biography boasted that she was a former President of the Women’s Medical Federation. Many women’s professional associations are every bit as ruthless as the associations of the professional men who have outraged their female colleagues and those who hold senior office in the wimmin’s  organisations are often not quite what they would like people to believe they are.

The Medical Women’s Federation is the largest UK body of women doctors. The organisation is ‘dedicated to the advancement of the personal and professional development of women in medicine and to improving the health of women and their families in society’. It was founded in 1917, and its HQ is located in Tavistock Square, London, close to their friends the BMA.

The Medical Women’s Federation contained 190 members to begin with and the Federation launched a campaign to promote the role of women in the armed forces. The Federation collected testimonies and excellent records, but despite their petitioning and campaigning the War Office remained reluctant to grant women equal status. Other early focuses included venereal disease, prostitution and maternity and infant welfare. I have previously discussed on the blog how Lady Doctors of this generation were nearly always Posh Ladies who were telling very much more disadvantaged women how to look after their families and indeed themselves. The Lady Doctors viewed their less privileged patients in a rather different way than their social equals. That is not say that the Lady Doctors were entirely destructive, many were genuinely wishing to make a positive contribution, but they were not the creatures portrayed in TV dramas… People are often shocked to discover that Marie Stopes (Stopes was of course a botanist rather than a medical doctor, but she campaigned with Lady Doctors on birth control) was a eugenicist. A great many well educated people of the time were, including huge numbers of Top Docs. See previous posts. It was not unusual to still find practising Top Docs who were eugenicists in the 1960s and during that decade parents of disabled children were told by Lady Doctors as well as male doctors to put their children in an institution and forget about them. Those children were not treated well within those institutions either, they were indeed forgotten about by everyone, including the Top Doctors, Ladies as well as men.

In the 1920s, the Medical Women’s Federation was concerned about the number of organisations which restricted access to women, including medical schools, local authorities and other employers. Several medical schools had reverted to refusing women access and many organisations had marriage bars. An early campaign of the Federation included a 1918 protest against London County Council’s decision to return to a pre-war refusal to employ married women. A standing committee on Married Medical Women followed in 1921. By the 1930s, Stepney and the city of York had appointed women Medical Officers of Health. Stepney and York had not yet become exercised with regard to the organised abuse of children or vulnerable adults, the appalling conditions in long-stay institutions or the systematic discrimination against people in poverty by Top Docs and officials…

The Federation examined varied aspects of women’s health during the inter-war years. Issues included venereal disease, nutrition, lunacy law reform, the fitness of women to pilot commercial aeroplanes, the menopause and guidance on the hygiene of menstruation (a Federation pamphlet on this subject sold 10,000 copies in a single year). The advice was not dispensed in the way in which one would dispense guidance to an equal whom one respected. Another focus during this period was sexual health. In 1921, a subcommittee was appointed to discuss birth control. By 1931, a resolution was passed stating that instruction in the provision of birth control should be included in medical schools’ gynaecological syllabus. They also argued that the Birth Control Investigation Committee ought to include a woman gynaecologist. At the time there were plenty of Top Docs, both male and female, who did not believe that birth control should be available to anyone. Others believed that it should be compulsory, but only for disabled people or poor people.

The Federation achieved several successes in terms of incorporating their concerns into Gov’t policy during WW II. Women served on a number of medical boards and panels of consultants, though not on the Ministry of Labour’s staff. Lady Doctors played a full part in ordering reluctant men to join the Army, in denouncing some soldiers who were seriously ill as malingerers, in managing (or concealing) the fall-out from the war such as increased rates of STIs, sexual assaults and illegitimate births.

During these years, Lady Doctors also played a full part in confining some women to asylums if they become pregnant out of wedlock. Lady Doctors knew that women comprised the majority of patients who were lobotomised. There wasn’t any Campaigning on such matters.

The Federation lobbied Gov’t on issues including equal pay, the birth rate, nursery school provision and the employment of women in the Diplomatic Services. In 1944, the Goodenough Committee strongly advocated changes to medicine including mixed medical schools and called for open competition for all hospital appointments. Its criticism of discrimination against women in hospitals as going against public interest was significant in furthering the aims of the Federation. The Federation will not have lobbied Gov’t with regard to working class women and equal pay and open appointments for them. I don’t mind that the Federation campaigned for the interests of Lady Doctors, but I don’t think that we should believe that they were busy working on behalf of the oppressed.

From the end of WW II, the Federation played an increasingly influential role in British medicine due to its representation on other medical bodies. In 1946, the BMA appointed its first women members and throughout the 1950s and 60s Federation members worked with the BMA and the GMC as well as other official committees. The Medical Women’s Federation were totally at one with the arrogance, the abuses, the unfair practices, the failure to discipline dangerous doctors, the constant blackmailing of the Gov’ts during pay negotiations for senior docs and the gross exploitation of junior doctors. 

In addition to long-standing campaigns to address workplace or educational grievances of women medics, campaign issues during the decades following WW II included: nursery arrangements, care of the child under the NHS, pain in childbirth, the health of schoolgirls, family planning in the NHS, abortion, rape and sexual assault, assisted reproduction and child health. That there continued to be such dissatisfaction with regard to all of these areas by other campaigners and activists suggests that the Medical Women’s Federation was not very effective. Up in north Wales, just look at what Gwynne and Dafydd were doing. No-one heard a word from the Medical Women’s Federation.

In 1970, the organisation became eligible for charitable status and was registered on 16 November as the Medical Women’s Federation Grant Fund. It is now registered with the Charity Commission under its own name. In 2008 the organisation reported having 1,200 members.

The Top Doc who’s Inspirational Life Story drew my attention to the Medical Women’s Federation was Dr Beryl Corner, who served as President, 1968-69. Readers who have been following recent posts and the comments that follow those posts will know that I am currently making my way through the Diaries of Richard Crossman, Harold Wilson’s Secretary of State for Social Services, Nov 1968-June 1970. Dick Crossman presided over a new Gov’t Dept which had been created by merging the Ministry of Health with Social Services. What a lot of fun Dick Crossman’s Diaries are. Crossman’s time as Secretary of State spanned the years when Dafydd and Gwynne not only did exactly what they wanted no matter how many laws were broken and patients died, but the added extra during Crossman’s incumbency was John Allen’s acquisition of the first of his children’s homes in north Wales. It was on Crossman’s watch that John Allen and Dafydd went into business big-time; the conditions for their start-up were particularly conducive because the child molester George Thomas had been appointed Secretary of State for Wales and just as that happened, responsibility for the NHS and Social Services in Wales were transferred to the Welsh Office!

Richard Crossman was the Labour MP for Coventry East, 1945-74. Coventry was ruled by Dafydd’s partners-in-crime and kids in care from Coventry were sent to kids homes in north Wales. When Dafydd’s mate Professor Robert Bluglass concealed the criminality of Dafydd and the gang in 1989 during the ‘investigation’ of my complaint, Bluglass was assisted by Dr Colin Berry, a Top Doctor from Walsgrave Hospital, Coventry. See post ‘Enter Professor Robert Bluglass CBE’. The production line for child sex workers in north Wales really took off after 1974, by which time Crossman had died. He returned to the backbenches in 1970 when Labour lost power and between 1970 and 1972, Crossman edited the ‘New Statesman’. Crossman was a prolific writer but he never wrote about what Dafydd and Gwynne were getting up to or about the enormous incestuous Dept which was the DHSS, in which every Minister, adviser and Civil Service mandarin was a either a mate of Dafydd’s or part of the sex abuse ring which Dafydd et al were facilitating.

Crossman was a graduate of New College, Oxford, a favourite recruiting ground for the security services at the time (see post ‘A Study In Tyranny’) and while at Oxford he had numerous gay affairs. Crossman remained at Oxford after graduation as a Fellow and taught there, before lecturing for the WEA. At the outbreak of WW II, Crossman joined the Political Warfare Executive under Robert Bruce Lockheart, where he headed the German Section. Crossman produced anti-Nazi propaganda broadcasts for Radio of the European Revolution, set up by the SOE.

Crossman eventually became Assistant Chief of the Psychological Warfare Division of SHAEF.

Dr Dafydd Alun Jones

 

Crossman was probably trying to induce ruptured organs in the enemy by excessive laughter. Unless of course you were a 13 year old being gang raped in Bryn Estyn, but er they weren’t The Enemy were they?? So what was the rationale Dafydd? Or did you and Gwynne think that kids in care were undercover KGB agents?

In April 1945, Crossman was one of the first British officers to enter the former Dachau concentration camp. Crossman became a key participant in the annual Konigswinter Conference, bringing together British and German legislators, academics and opinion formers from 1950 onwards. The conferences were credited with helping to heal bad memories created by the war. Obviously one wouldn’t want the bad memories to remain because it might be difficult to persuade the population to support another war. Denis Healey attended the conference, as did Robin Day. Healey later worked hard to protect Dafydd et al and Robin Day was Ronnie Waterhouse’s closest friend.

Theresa’s Gov’t is going to bring paedophiles to justice! There’ll be no hiding place for them! The police can assure the Victims that they’ll be treated sympathetically. Professor Alexis Jay, a Professor of Social Work who was responsible for the Orkney Satanic Abuse Panic (see eg. post ‘The Scottish Play’), is Chairing the IICSA, that’s how serious the state is about this. Just don’t mention the War or the fact that Dafydd et al received 100% backing from the security services…

 Crossman: Intelligence Propaganda Expert who rated Brooks’ Club above the Garrick because he was served claret and gulls’ eggs in Brooks.
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Crossman’s wife Anne worked at Bletchley Park during WW II.

 

When Beryl was President of the Medical Women’s Federation, Crossman was Secretary of State for the DHSS and Sir Kenneth Robinson, Dafydd’s mate, had finished his stint as Health Minister. Dafydd’s mate Lord David Ennals was a Minister under Crossman. Dafydd’s other mate Professor Brian Abel-Smith was knocking around in the DHSS as well and the services of Abel-Smith’s pal Prof Richard Titmuss were also being called upon. Babs Castle was first Secretary of State and Crossman got on very well with Babs and consulted her about many matters. Abel-Smith, Ennals and Babs spent years propping up Dafydd and the gang, as did Crossman while he was around. They knew damn well that Dafydd et al were running a sex abuse ring and everything suggests that Abel-Smith, Ennals and Crossman were part of the wider Westminster Paedophile Ring. See previous posts.

Before she died in 2007, Beryl was the subject of much romancing with regard to media accounts of her career. Beryl’s wiki entry supplies the information that Beryl Corner (1910–2007) ‘specialised in the care and treatment of children and pioneered neonatology. She excelled as a medical student at the London School of Medicine for Women but then had trouble finding a post at institutions like Great Ormond Street Hospital because she was a woman.’

Ah the doctors they were discriminatory!

They let Jimmy Savile into GOSH but not Beryl, so ‘Beryl established a career at the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children and, for several years, was the only paediatrician in South West England. She was admitted to the British Paediatrics Association in 1945. Corner established a unit to care for newborn babies. With a budget of £100 she was able to halve mortality rates. In 1948 she was the consultant paediatrician who oversaw the first caesarian birth of four quads born at Bristol.’

The Torygraph’s obituary for Beryl fills in the picture further:

Beryl Corner, who died on March 4 aged 96, was the first paediatrician in the south-west of England and one of the British founders of neonatology, the care of newborn babies; she was also the last survivor of a group of women paediatricians whose achievements helped to break down barriers to the advancement of women in medicine.

In the early part of the 20th century children were cared for by adult physicians, and it was not until after the end of the Second World War that paediatrics really began to develop as a separate speciality. Beryl Corner therefore faced resistance from physicians who saw no need for paediatricians; from obstetricians who thought they were able to look after newborns and tried to ban her from the maternity wards; and from the male doctors who controlled hospital appointments and were hostile to the admittance of women to training posts, let alone senior positions. She met these challenges with her exceptional intellectual gifts, unbounded energy, an iron will and a passionate devotion to the care of babies and children.

The real story was that Beryl was not accepted and indeed completely obstructed by what were no doubt appalling old gits and had to put up with this crap and a career that was at the time seen as third rate.

The daughter of a local government officer and his Scottish wife, Beryl Dorothy Corner was born on December 9 1910. Her family had lived in Bristol for four generations, and she was educated at Redland High School for Girls, where she won the form prize every year. She went on to be a prize-winning medical student at the London School of Medicine for Women (Royal Free), qualifying in 1934 and then sailing through her higher medical exams two years later.

In the 1930s, medical students were not allowed to fail so badly that they were removed from the course. They were allowed to retake until they were waved through to qualify as Top Docs. So we can actually deduce nothing about Beryl’s academic ability from this account. Academic standards in medicine then were very different to the standards which have prevailed for the last 30 years.

 

Beryl’s interest in paediatrics was kindled during her years as a student, when she accompanied ward rounds at Great Ormond Street Hospital and was taught by Sir Robert Hutchison.

Although Sir Robert Hutchison refused to employ Beryl after she qualified.

After house officer posts at the Royal Free, the realistic option for her – as a woman doctor – was to obtain a post in general practice or in public health;

The Women’s Medical Federation had not managed to break down many barriers.

and she was about to join a general practice in Bristol when a friend of the family, a surgeon, suggested that she apply for a vacant post as resident medical officer at the Bristol Children’s Hospital.

Beryl’s career was therefore given a boost by that tried and tested method used by Top Doctors: help from an influential Top Doctor friend.

As a young doctor at the hospital she encountered malnutrition, rickets, anaemia, tuberculosis, polio, diphtheria and high death rates among newborn babies; then there were the effects of child poverty and lack of sanitation, the devastating mortality from gastroentertitis and the toll taken by childhood infections in the pre-antibiotic era and before the development of modern vaccines.

Top Docs at the time did recognise how many of their patients were ill because of poverty but that didn’t stop a moralistic orientation towards the patients and a view on the part of many Top Docs that the patients were responsible for their own poverty.

Beryl Corner recognised the importance of meticulous nursing care, good nutrition and the prevention of cross-infection.

Beryl will have been taught this when she was winning prizes at medical school. She was working in the 1930s not the 1980s. They knew about Germs.

She also became convinced of the need for doctors who specialised in the care of children, rather than physicians who dropped in to do rounds.

Beryl may have been genuinely convinced of that, but Beryl was a Doc who was being marginalised and prevented from undertaking work that she was really keen to do. Top Docs are remarkably good at creating opportunities for themselves under such circumstances. Or indeed simply rewriting history decades later.

This brought her into conflict with physicians who saw no need for a paediatrician and with a professor of medicine who seemed to resent her presence, telling her that there was no future in paediatrics.

They will have taken the view that if Beryl was any good – ie. a man – she would have bagged a Proper Job within the structure that was in place.

Seeking further training in paediatrics, Beryl Corner found that she could not apply to Great Ormond Street Hospital, since it had a policy of not employing women house physicians. She applied for a post as registrar at the Westminster Children’s Hospital, only to be told in a letter from Donald Paterson, a consultant and secretary of the British Paediatric Association, that – although she was the outstanding candidate – they could not appoint her because she was a woman.

None of this was Beryl’s fault. It does however give the lie to tales about Beryl’s genius and iron will Overcoming. She couldn’t Overcome, they wouldn’t let her. She had to pander to them; the other option would have been to tell them to take a running jump and use her education in another field where perhaps she could start breaking the walls down. Beryl didn’t do that…

Eventually she obtained a post at the Brompton Hospital in London before returning to Bristol, where she was appointed honorary (unpaid) physician to the children’s outpatients in 1937; in this way she became one of the first full-time paediatricians in Britain, surviving with money she earned from teaching nurses and some private practice.

So the Top Docs valued Beryl so little that she had to undertake a voluntary job. Beryl might have loved doing that and she might have done an excellent job, but Beryl had not become ‘one of the first full-time paediatricians in Britain’. They wouldn’t let her work as a paediatrician. This is no sleight on Beryl, but the fairy story about Beryl overcoming this dreadful establishment needs blowing out of the water. Beryl would have done better to have made it quite clear just how entrenched and meat-headed this lot were and made it clear that people should have told them to stick it, rather than pandering to them and pretending that the Women’s Medical Federation Changed Things.

Determined to improve the care of newborn babies, Beryl Corner ventured on to the maternity wards at Bristol. Told by the obstetricians that her presence was not welcome, she simply ignored them,

That is not true. They will have allowed her there for some reason, no matter how grudgingly. One cannot simply walk onto a ward if one has no role on that ward and stay there treating someone else’s patients if one is told to leave. One can’t do that now and one certainly couldn’t do it then. This tale about Beryl is nonsense.

and was instrumental in improving the medical and nursing care of babies, leading to a reduction in perinatal mortality.

Then she must have been given some sort of official role. Even Dafydd couldn’t stroll onto the the maternity wards at Bristol and treat other Top Docs’ baby patients without their permission, I’ve never heard such nonsense. The most appalling things do go on in hospitals, but they happen because senior members of staff allow them to happen. Dafydd was ‘holding ward rounds’ at 3 am in the women’s dorms because Sir Kenneth Robinson allowed someone to give him a job as a consultant.

In 1942 she was appointed consultant paediatrician, and went on to set up the special care baby unit at Southmead Hospital;

She hadn’t just been putting on a white coat and pretending then, she did have some sort of role and was then promoted. That will have happened because like psychiatry, paediatrics was a very low status speciality and that’s why Beryl was allowed to do it, but not at GOSH, only at Southmead.

 it opened in 1946 and gained an international reputation, providing the example for many other such units in Britain.

It probably didn’t, GOSH will have had the big reputation in the field and they won’t have tolerated usurping from the upstart whom they refused to employ.

She was also a founder member of the Neonatal Society and became an adviser in neonatology to the World Health Organisation.

Neonatology was a new discipline so it won’t have been difficult to have been a founder member of their Society. Furthermore in Beryl’s day, there was not the equipment available to sustain the lives of very premature babies, so Beryl won’t have been doing the impressive hi-tech medicine that neonatologists do today. Beryl will have been taking care of premature babies as best as she could yet all but the strongest, late gestation babies would have died. No-one would have expected otherwise.

As well as meticulous care, Southmead offered the detection and treatment of haemolytic disease in the newborn; incubator care for premature infants; good nutrition; the prevention of cross-infection; a breast milk bank; and outreach health visitors.

Even the North Wales Hospital Denbigh offered ‘meticulous care’. The very worst of Top Docs and Angels only offer the very best at all times. Other things on offer from Beryl were standard in big hospitals.

In 1948 Beryl Corner came to the attention of a wider public when she cared for the Good quads – the first in Britain to be born by caesarean section and survive.

But Beryl didn’t deliver the quads. The exciting bit was done by other Docs, the Docs who had elbowed Beryl out of the way for her entire career.

Between 1942 and 1947 she was the only paediatrician in south-west England, offering her services to help with paediatric problems from Swindon in the east, to the Scilly Isles in the west and Tewkesbury to the north.

I have some knowledge of the state of paediatric nursing in Taunton in the 1950s. It wasn’t anything to boast about and there were more than a few horrors… So the roving Beryl wasn’t doing rocket science.

She initiated one of Britain’s first courses in paediatric medicine for medical students and published many research papers in her career, as well as a widely-read book on prematurity.

A ‘course’ for medical students would have been a small number of lectures, if that. Top Docs of Beryl’s vintage didn’t publish ‘many’ research papers, even Docs holding Chairs didn’t publish prolifically at that time, it was a very different culture.

In 1945 she and four other distinguished women paediatricians were finally allowed to become members of the British Paediatric Association.

So although Beryl was the ‘first full time paediatrician’ in Britain, a few others were also knocking around and they were members of the British Paediatrics Association before Beryl.

Beryl Corner made a tactical decision not to present herself as a feminist;

Very few Lady Doctors did in Beryl’s day. Medicine is and was then a very conservative profession and Simone de Beauvoir would never have been able to tolerate it.

but she was always supportive of women doctors who came to her for help with problems of discrimination.

It will have been a matter of Ladies Having a Heart-to-Heart, discrimination was still entrenched at the time and Beryl and the Women’s Medical Federation didn’t make many inroads.

Short of stature, she travelled around Bristol in a large white Mercedes

Ah she was there for the Poor! This was Bristol, there won’t have been many Mercs zooming about the place.

which could seem driverless until it passed by at speed and her distinctive profile could be seen behind the wheel. She was sociable and charming, loyal and supportive to her extended family, and helpful to young paediatricians who showed commitment; but she did not hesitate to show disapproval at work if she thought her high standards were not met by her staff.

The brutalised Beryl went on to kick others in the chops.

She could be quick to anger, but such displays were never personal and they soon passed.

What did I say…

Most of those who worked for her came to regard her with affection and respect.

Their careers would have stopped had they said anything else.

Towards the end of her life Beryl Corner became something of a television celebrity with the screening of several programmes about her life in medicine. In her 95th year she was appointed OBE.

Beryl died in 2007. Towards the end of her life, Baker and Brown had started publishing about the north Wales mental health services of which a key component was the corrupt GP Dr D.G.E. Wood, who qualified at BRISTOL MEDICAL SCHOOL and who’s father was a Top Doctor FROM BRISTOL.

Paedophiles in distress, paedophiles in distress, D.G.E. Wood calling, D.G.E. Wood calling…

Brown’s mum was found dead in her bed in 2005, some 40 miles south of BRISTOL. Brown’s dad had previously been found dead during the Waterhouse Inquiry at his home in BRISTOL.

She was an accomplished amateur musician, made contributions to the study of medical history, and became “paediatrician” to Bristol Zoo, where she was an innovator in the care of sick newborn primates. On at least one occasion she admitted a premature chimpanzee to the neonatal unit at the hospital along with other babies in incubators.

Wood et al have definitely been at work here. I expect that Beryl did the silly voices that Johnny Morris used to do as well and gave the elephants a hose down. ‘Animal Magic’ was filmed at Bristol Zoo, or at least the bits that weren’t filmed in the studio were. Johnny Morris was a man of far right and mean spirited views, when he wasn’t doing the children’s programmes he used to bang on about wanting to bring back hanging.

Something even weirder about Johnny Morris – who came from Newport in south Wales and worked at the BBC through the Paedophile Years – was the timing and nature of his death. A diabetic, Morris collapsed at his home in Hungerford, Berkshire in March 1999 when he was about to star in a new animal series, Wild Thing, on ITV. Admitted to the Princess Margaret Hospital, Swindon for tests, Morris was discharged to a nursing home in the Devizes and Marlborough district, where he died on 6 May 1999. His wife, Eileen, had died 10 years previously; he had two stepsons. Morris bequeathed his house to his co-host on Animal Magic, Terry Nutkins, a large sum of cash to his housekeeper, Rita Offer and smaller sums to his gardener and his builder but he left nothing to his stepsons, his step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren, possibly due to a failed business partnership which had cost him £500,000.

The Waterhouse Report was published in Feb 2000. Sir Peter Morrison’s family seat was in Wiltshire. Morrison was found dead in his house in July 1995, the month that Dafydd ‘retired’. Morrison’s brother Charles was the Tory MP for Devizes, 1964-92. The Morrison family pretty much ruled Wiltshire and had done for many years. They owned substantial estates, sat on Wiltshire County Council and occupied other influential positions…

It is quite easy to ensure that someone with diabetes dies if you are a Top Doc and you don’t do the right thing. Johnny Morris wasn’t young but he obviously was considered to be in no danger of pegging out imminently because he was about to star in a new TV series…

 

Beryl Corner was a committed Christian and an active member of Christ Church, Clifton. She was unmarried.

Clifton is the posh bit of Bristol, it houses the Top Docs and Bristol University.

The Ground Breaking Beryl:

The BBC News in June 1998, midway through the Waterhouse Inquiry and while the gang were busy trying to get me banged up in a secure institution, also shone the spotlight on Beryl in a feature on the terrible state of children’s care in the NHS in the 1930s, before Beryl revolutionised it. The BBC stated:

Post-war Britain concentrated its medicinal effort on new born babies; Britain’s second premature baby unit was set up at Bristol’s Southmead hospital, under the auspices of a leading paediatrician, Dr Beryl Corner. With a measly budget of £100 – enough for just six cots – Dr Corner and her team halved mortality rates for the babies in their care within a year of being established.

Which makes me wonder what the hospital had been doing to the babies before Beryl’s measly £100, was Dafydd employed?

Dr Corner also won fame and accolades for her profession when she successfully assisted in the delivery of the world’s first quadruplets to be born by Caesarean; the birth of the Good sisters became an international news story.

 

The births were regarded as a triumph for intensive care, especially since the fourth baby was not breathing when she was delivered. We had no resuscitation equipment then such as we know it now. But I had a sucker that I sucked with a rubber tube down the baby’s throat, and after about four or five minutes the baby cried and breathed; and she lived’ says Dr Corner.

OK, Beryl probably saved the baby’s life, that is a worthy action, but she did that in basically the way that it would have been done for decades previously. I’m not underestimating the value of Beryl, just trying to draw attention to the overblown account of Beryl changing the landscape of neonatology and paediatrics at that time. The BBC feature itself admitted that the factor which was most important in reducing the child mortality rate was the 1939 availability of the first anti-bacterial drugs, Sulphonamides, which were effective in cases of pneumonia. In 1944, Penicillin was used in cases of meningitis and in 1947, Streptomycin was available to use in cases of TB. Beryl had bugger all to do with the development of any of these drugs. In 1960, a vaccination to protect against Polio was introduced from the United States. That wasn’t down to Beryl either.

The BBC report starred two other Top Docs of Beryl’s vintage, Dr Leslie Temple and Dr Harold Everley Jones. Harold was ‘one of Britain’s first paediatricians’, who qualified in 1934, so Harold was one of those who gave Beryl such a hard time.

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Harold remembered that ‘Poverty, poor diet and bad living conditions lay at the root of much childhood illness.’
The dosh was spent on Beryl rather than improved housing…

I stood in a house to which I was called and was amazed to see the wallpaper moving due to the bugs underneath. Many of these houses were little more better than hovels.” 

Beryl’s house in Clifton wasn’t heaving with bugs.

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Neither was her Mercedes.

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Harold Witcomb Everley Jones died in 2001 and his obituary appears on the Royal College of Physicians ‘Lines of the Fellows’ online:

Harold, known to his friends as ‘E J’, was a consultant paediatrician in Wolverhampton, West Bromwich and Dudley. He was born in London, where his father was a consulting engineer. His mother was a musician. He was educated at Winchester House, King’s School, Canterbury, and then St Thomas’s Hospital Medical School.

No bugs under the wallpaper for Harold. Trained at Tommy’s, the most elite of the London hospitals…

After junior appointments at St Thomas’s and at East Ham Memorial Hospital, he was made a consultant paediatrician to Victoria Hospital for Children, Tite Street, Chelsea, in 1938. He joined the Royal Army Medical Corps in 1939 and served in the Middle East, Normandy, Belgium and Germany… Following demobilization he decided to settle in the Midlands. In 1947, before the start of the NHS, he single handedly set up a children’s service, involving Bridgnorth, Wolverhampton, Dudley, Walsall and West Bromwich.

Where the embryonic organised abuse existed which flourished under Dafydd’s partners in the West Midlands, Professor Robert Bluglass and others from the 1960s onwards. See eg. posts ‘The Mrs Mills Experience’ and ‘The Science of Animal Behaviour’.

In 1947 he was appointed a clinical lecturer in paediatrics at the University of Birmingham. In 1961, the university appointed him area director of postgraduate education. From 1968 to 1969 he was president of the Midland Paediatric Society.

Er – Bluglass et al were in business by then and by the 1970s kids in care in Birmingham were being sent to children’s homes in north Wales.

He kept fit by cycling. As a student he had played rugby for St Thomas’s. A bachelor, he retired to north Wales.

Well there’s a surprise.

He died of cardiac failure.

Don’t say the gang bumped Harold off as well lest he blabbed. Another obituary of Harold’s mentioned that after retirement he maintained close contact with his former colleagues in the West Midlands. The ones who sent all those kids in care to children’s homes in north Wales.

 

While I was searching for information about Harold, I came across two other Pioneering Lady Doctors who’s biographies caught my attention.

Dr Marcia Hall:

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Marcia Hall, who died in 2000, worked as a paediatrician at Great Ormond Street Hospital, 1941-69. During those years, Great Ormond Street colluded with the abuse of children which was why Savile found life so good there. Audrey Callaghan was Chair of the Governors of GOSH during the late 1960s/70s and then spent many more years raising funds for GOSH. Jim Callaghan used his position as PM to assist. See eg. post ‘Cry The Beloved Country’.

Marcia qualified from Cambridge/King’s College Hospital in 1934, so she somehow became a paediatrician while being a Lady Doctor in a way that Beryl was unable to do so.

Marcia’s father died when she was young and she was supported at Cambridge by an uncle who would not at first allow her to study medicine. However, after her first year, he relented and she went on to become one of the earliest female clinical students at King’s College Hospital. She elected to join the firm of Sam Hall because he was the least fierce of the teachers.

The Top Docs who would soon be Playing Their Part In Nye’s NHS would all have been fierce.

She subsequently married him.

And nearly all of them assessed their female colleagues in terms of their shagability rather than their clinical skills. While that is an expected consequence of many interactions between colleagues, the Top Docs take the phenomenon to extremes.

During the war she was seconded as a dermatologist to the Canadian Army Hospital in Cuckfield. This post included genitourinary medicine, and her lack of any more than a rudimentary knowledge of dermatology combined with the wild nature of the clientele made this an interesting experience.

I’d like to hear more about this, but we won’t.

Marcia’s particular interest was in chest medicine, especially tuberculosis. She travelled to Scandinavia to study the new BCG vaccine and administered it to the children of the Royal Family. She always had a great interest in country life and especially riding, and retired to Brendon in north Devon where she and her husband did much to organise the building of the village hall.

A Doc to the Royals! Would it have been Carlo, Anne, Andrew and Edward to whom Marcia administered the BCG? It is likely that Marcia knew Wilfred and Dannie Abse, who both  knew Dafydd et al and facilitated the Westminster Paedophile Ring. They were of a similar vintage to Marcia, trained at King’s College Hospital and Dannie spent his career as a chest physician, specialising in TB. See post ‘O Jones, O Jones’.

Devon was Jeremy Thorpe country. Norman Scott lived in north Devon as well as Jeremy and the locals were fully aware of what Mr Thrope was doing. It was a Top Doctor in north Devon who was involved in ensuring that letters incriminating Mr Thrope which were in Norman’s possession were sold and burnt by someone who wanted to protect Mr Thrope. See post ‘My How Things Haven’t Changed’. Top Doctors are very good at knowing what is going on in their localities and they retain close relationships with other Top Doctors after retirement. Marcia never felt the need to comment while mud was being thrown at Norman by the media.

A descendant of Elizabeth Fry and the daughter of a clergyman, she retained a staunch Christian faith throughout her long life.

So Marcia almost certainly disapproved of Norman’s Lifestyle. Whereas Mr Thrope was a married man, the most intelligent, the prettiest politician, who could have become Prime Minister of this country or even President Of The World… Furthermore, Mr Thrope was married to Miriam, the ex-wife of Lilibet’s cousin, who stood next to Mr Thrope throughout his long and unnecessary ordeal…

Predeceased by her husband, [Marcia] leaves three children and seven grandchildren.

They’ll all defend the reputation of one of the first Lady Doctors.

 

Another Pioneering Lady Doctor of Beryl/Marcia’s generation was Margaret Elizabeth Lace (nee Morgan). Dr Lace was born in Dowlais, south Wales and qualified from Bristol in 1938. She was a consultant with the Family Planning Association.

After medical and surgical posts at Bristol Royal Infirmary, she became the general practitioner in Porthcawl during the war years. She then returned to Bristol and worked part time running antenatal and infant welfare clinics.

Dr Lace will have known the Top Docs in south Wales who were colluding with George Thomas’s sex offending as well as with the organised abuse in the region, which had got off the ground even by then. Dr Lace would also have known, or at least known of, the Abse family, because so many of the extended family were Top Doctors

Here she came face to face with the welfare and social problems confronting large families. Birth control became an important issue,

Dr Lace will have been of the opinion that birth control was a good thing for Poor People and might well have taken the view that it should be compulsory for them, but a choice for people of her own social class.

and Betty had further training under the auspices of the Family Planning Association. One of the family planning pioneers in Bristol, she became a member of the FPA Council and a recognised teacher in family planning at Bristol University. She also worked for the Bristol and South West Regional Blood Transfusion Service. Following retirement in 1984, she maintained an active interest in the affairs of her old school.

Betty will have known D.G.E. Wood’s Top Doc father and very probably Wood himself. Previous posts have explained how in the 1970s, the FPA were well aware that ‘family planning’ work involved prescribing the contraceptive pill to girls under the age of consent who were in care being sexually exploited or forced into sex work. The Top Docs dishing out the ‘family planning’ to those girls knew what the situation was. Previous posts have named some of those holding office with the FPA who were part of Dafydd’s network.

She celebrated her diamond wedding anniversary last August. She leaves a husband, Edward; two children; and six grandchildren.

They’ll all be ready to remember Betty’s Pioneering Career During which she Helped and some of them may well be Top Docs themselves. 

 

Dame Albertine Louise Winner (4 March 1907 – 13 May 1988) was a Top Doctor who was President of the Medical Women’s Federation, 1971-72. Winner served in the Dept of Health as its first female Deputy Chief Medical Officer, 1947-67. Here’s Albertine in her horn-rimmed glasses looking Shocked and Disgusted:

A photograph of Albertine Winner

Albertine Winner was born in London in 1907 and her early education was at the Francis Holland School at Clarence Gate in London. Francis Holland remained a popular option for the daughters of The Posh who helped Dafydd et al generations after Albertine. Ronnie Waterhouse ensured that his daughters got through the doors. The Headmistress, 1965-74, while Ronnie’s daughters were there, was Heather Brigstocke, the mum of the comedian Marcus Brigstocke. Heather Brigstocke had excellent knowledge of posh schools in London and she knew some of the people facilitating the Westminster Paedophile Ring. Heather received a peerage in 1990, the year in which Dafydd and the gang repeatedly perjured themselves in the High Court in an attempt to have me imprisoned (see post ‘Some Big Legal Names Enter The Arena’). Baroness Brigstocke sat as a Tory peer. Her first husband was a civil servant and her second husband was a Law Lord. In 2004, both Heather Brigstocke and her assistant were killed in Athens by a speeding driver. See previous posts.

Like Ben Elton, the offspring of another of Dafydd’s Little Helpers (see previous posts), Marcus is on the left and makes this clear during his gigs, but his loyalties became clear when he performed at a fund-raising gig for St David’s Hospice, Llandudno, an institution which was established by and is run by Dafydd’s gang, in response to yet another distress flare. See previous posts.

Albertine Winner gained a degree in Physiology from UCL, then studied medicine at UCH. After qualifying, Winner worked at the Elizabeth Garratt Anderson Hospital and the Mothers’ Hospital in Clapton. During WW II, she was promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel in the RAMC.  Winner also served as the consultant to the Women’s Services.

After the end of the war and on the eve of the emergence of the NHS, Winner joined the Dept of Health in 1947 as its first female Deputy Chief Medical Officer, a position in which she served for the next 20 years. So like Uncle Harry, Albertine was there at the very dawn of the NHS to see Nye’s vision put into practice with the Poor Being Helped. By the time that Albertine had stepped down as Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Gwynne had been happily lobotomising away for years and Dafydd was ready to go into business with John Allen and start up the conveyor belt for the production of child sex workers on a big scale. Sir Kenneth Robinson was Minister of Health and was being advised by Abel-Smith…

Sir George Godber was Deputy Chief Medical Officer, 1950-60. and Chief Medical Officer, 1960-73. Godber was yet another person who knew what was going on at the North Wales Hospital. When I wrote my earlier post ‘The Creme de la Creme’ about Godber, I presumed that it was him who was virtually solely responsible for protecting Dafydd and Gwynne, not realising that everyone at the top of the medical establishment and Gov’t was on board with them. Godber was  one of the team who planned the NHS, so like the rest of them he was untouchable and nothing could be said which might suggest that something dreadful had been permitted, let alone built into the NHS.

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Godber studied at New College, Oxford, so was highly likely to have been working for the security services. He was partly inspired to pursue public health by his Warden, the historian H.A.L. Fisher, who had been Lloyd George’s Education Secretary. Another of Godber’s mentors was a young New College don Richard Crossman… Godber did his clinical training at The London Hospital and qualified in 1933. He will have known of the organised abuse and the severe poverty in the area served by The London Hospital and dear old Godber just transferred it all over into the foundations of the NHS and left well alone. Godber worked in Birmingham during WW II, so he’ll have got to know many of those we know and love there as well.

Godber’s responsibilities weren’t just to the DHSS. His role as CMO also spanned the Home Office and the Dept of Education and Science and thus included responsibility for approved schools, remand centres, high security hospitals, prisons and other educational institutions. Godber knew about Bryn Estyn, Risley Remand Centre, Ashworth, Broadmoor and Rampton and the other total institutions over which Dafydd and the paedophiles had control, in which vulnerable people, including children, were battered, raped and not infrequently killed. It is a mark of how rotten the NHS is that Godber was still being described as a ‘saint’ until his death in 2009, having reached over 100 yrs old. He was in good nick and active until almost the very end. The great man and his reputation were a big umbrella under which many people sheltered.

As with Godber, Albertine’s responsibilities as Deputy CMO will have included approved schools, secure hospitals, prisons etc. That Lady Doctor did a great job of endorsing a truly appalling regime established by and run for the benefit of the worst sort of male sex offenders imaginable.

In 1967, Albertine Winner became a Dame and was also appointed the Linacre Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, a post she held until 1978. While serving in that position, Winner played a key role in developing postgraduate medical training posts for the Joint Committee on Higher Medical Training.

If Albertine became Dame Albertine, it suggests that Dafydd and Gwynne must have found themselves in the slurry again in 1967-68. Well there had been that business in 1966 with Dafydd summoning a fleet of coaches to the North Wales Hospital, loading a crowd of institutionalised, incredibly vulnerable patients onto them and placing the patients ‘in the community’ in B&Bs on the north Wales coast. The patients were subsequently found starving and covered in lice. Some will have died as well but no-one dared admit that, not even ‘The Times’, which reported the scandal. As if that wasn’t bad enough, Dafydd didn’t bother to warn anyone that he was going to do this, even the patients themselves. 1966.

In 1966, Dafydd was a leading figure in MIND; Dafydd’s mate Sir Kenneth Robinson was the Minister of Health; another mate of Dafydd’s, Professor Brian Abel-Smith who had designed the flawed economic basis of the NHS, was still telling Ministers what to do; Godber was CMO. Lord Cledwyn, the MP for Anglesey and a close friend of the Windbag’s parents-in-law who was another big fan of Dafydd (see previous posts), was Secretary of State for Wales and George Thomas was his Minister. Of course no-one was going to give a bugger about Dafydd’s excesses, even when they’d reached the pages of the Thunderer, although the Thunderer took no interest in the patients who had been lobotomised because they’d refused to shag Dafydd’s rich and influential mates.

Sir William Haley, DG of the BBC, 1944-52; Editor of ‘The Times’, 1952-66; Editor-in-Chief, Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1968-69.
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I need to introduce here yet another man in a High Place who was happy to allow Dafydd and Gwynne to pursue their life of crime unhindered: Sir Arnold France, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Health, 1964-68, the very same years that Dafydd’s mate Sir Kenneth was Minister of Health. From 1968, Arnold France served as Chairman of the Board of the Inland Revenue until his retirement in 1973. In 1973, France was Chairman of the Central Board of Finance of the Church of England. There is very little information about Sir Arnold available on the internet; I suspect that somebody who is aware of this blog knew what was coming and has cleansed the world of Arnold’s biographical details, although I do know that Sir Arnold died in 1998. In 1965 Walter Bird photographed Arnold’s for the National Portrait Gallery. Walter made, most appropriately, a ‘bromide print’.

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I think that I might have met Sir Arnold’s son and I suspect that Arnold’s son may have been responsible for ensuring that nothing about his dad remains on the internet. Previous posts have described how Professor Duncan Tanner, an historian at Bangor University, died suddenly and unexpectedly at the age of 51 yrs at the hands of Ysbyty Gwynedd in Feb 2010, after a minor operation judged to be low risk. Low risk if it’s not being performed at Ysbyty Gwynedd that is. Duncan was a Welsh Labour historian, he was the best in that field and he knew damn well which politicians were involved with the Westminster Paedophile Ring and Dafydd and Gwynne’s branch of it. I was working with Duncan and I very much appreciated his help, but he was a dark horse and although he never let slip that he knew who was involved, I saw clues and I realised that he had seen clues that I knew something about it as well. The School of History at Bangor employed a number of academics with direct links to those who concealed the criminality of Dafydd’s gang: Professor Andrew Edwards was a policeman in north Wales while the police refused to investigate complaints; Dr Dinah Evans was married to Ron Evans, the crooked lawyer employed by Gwynedd County Council who orchestrated the whole cover-up at the north Wales level; and Nia Griffiths’s dad was a judge who colluded. I have no idea whether Duncan was Of The Paedophiles’ Friends himself, but when a memorial service was held for Duncan at Bangor University, Frances Jones, one of the crooked lawyers who assisted those we know and love, turned up in her capacity as a friend of Duncan. See post ‘The Turn Of The Screw’.

I have described previously how at Duncan’s memorial service, Frances Jones and others insulted Merfyn Jones, the VC, who had been under attack from the paedophiles’ friends since 2004 because he, his late wife and friend had spilt their pints. See previous posts eg. ‘Lest We Forget’ and ‘The Point Is To Change It’. Like Duncan, Merfyn held a Chair in the School of History.

One person who spoke at Duncan’s memorial service was unknown to us at Bangor because he was a face from Duncan’s past, a friend of Duncan’s from Duncan’s days as a PhD student. This man explained that although he was a Tory and was doing a PhD on Conservative political history and Duncan was a Labour supporter from south Wales doing a PhD on Welsh Labour history, they became good friends. This man was a civil servant; he was a Dr France. I cannot remember his first name, but he talked about his daughter, Lizzie, who was at a posh girl’s school and had impressed the class by telling them that she knew Duncan Tanner, after Duncan’s name appeared in some material that the history class were using.

Would Dr France, Lizzie’s dad, like to make himself known? The Top Doctors have been killing people Dr France because your dad allowed the DHSS to run an elite paedophile ring for years and years. They almost certainly killed Duncan as well, they are still wiping out the witnesses after all this time. If you’re not careful Dr France you won’t be safe in any hospital yourself even if you Go Private. This is a very, very big problem and you should not be concealing evidence, no matter how much loyalty you feel towards your father. I can’t imagine that you would be very happy if Lizzie had her career wrecked and her friends murdered after she refused to have sex with two disgusting old men who were part of the gang who had supplied Richard Crossman and his mates with fresh meat ten years previously would you?

I received an e mail telling me that the man who spoke at Duncan’s memorial service Knows… I wasn’t given his first name, my correspondent probably presumed that I would remember it.

Duncan did his PhD at UCL; I think that his friend Dr France did his PhD at UCL as well. UCL was and is crawling with Top Docs who were involved in the Westminster Paedophile Ring…

Here’s another man Who Knows:

The Lord Hennessy of Nympsfield
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Lord Hennessy of Shameless Toadying to Dreadful Politicians has written many books, include Never Again: Britain 1945–51 (1992), The Hidden Wiring: Unearthing the British Constitution (1995), The Secret State: Preparing For The Worst 1945–2010 (2010), Having it so good: Britain in the fifties (2006), Cabinets and the Bomb (2007) and Distilling the Frenzy. Writing the History of One’s Own Times (2012).

Lord Hennessy’s forthcoming book, ‘We Didn’t Know: Oh Shit, The Top Doctors Are Killing Us Now’, will be available soon.

 

After Albertine Winner retired from the medical profession in 1967, Cicely Saunders asked Albertine Winner for financial assistance in establishing the first modern hospice. See previous posts for information re Dame Cicely Saunders and the hospice movement. Winner was initially apprehensive but ‘soon saw its importance’ and helped Saunders establish St Christopher’s Hospice in Sydenham, London, the first hospice in the UK. Albertine supervised its construction and served as its Deputy Medical Director when it opened in 1967. Winner later became its Chairman in 1973 and President in 1985.

Dame Albertine died on 13 May 1988 in London, aged 81.

The Royal College of Physicians ‘Lives of the Fellows’ online of course paid tribute to Albertine:

In her early medical career she worked with and was much influenced by Sir Thomas Lewis and Sir Francis Walshe. Walshe gave her an abiding interest in neurology, which was finally of great help in developing palliative treatment of motor neurone disease at St Christopher’s Hospice when she returned to clinical medicine as a final end to her varied and most distinguished career.

she joined the RAMC in 1940, becoming lieutenant colonel and later consultant to the Women’s Services. This experience revealed her liking and aptitude for administration, and after a brief return to the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Hospital she joined the Ministry of Health. Here she kept her intense interest in patients’ welfare, particularly in the chronic sick.

So she knew exactly how badly neglected and abused patients in long stay institutions like the North Wales Hospital Denbigh were. How did the Ely Hospital Scandal erupt in 1969 with the Dame, Sir George Godber, Sir Arnold France etc all keeping an eye on things?

She became deputy chief medical officer, the first woman to hold that office.

At this time, Sir Max (later Lord) Rosenheim persuaded her to become the College’s Linacre Fellow. She was not quite the first person to occupy this post… but Albertine was the first to serve for any length of time – eleven years -and she certainly set the standard for her successors. As, again, she was the first woman to serve as a College officer, she might be regarded as a feminist ice-breaker; she did break ice, not as a feminist but simply as an extremely competent and reliable administrator who succeeded in getting to the top in what was at the time very much a man’s world.

Let’s stop even being surprised that Lady Doctors of that time were not declaring themselves to be feminists. They were, simply, Posh Women, who had usually attended academic girls schools and often came from medical families. They were some of the most conservative, gender bound people in the UK. It was indeed a man’s world, it was specifically a Posh Man’s world and the Lady Doctors who got to the top did it by playing the posh man’s game by the posh man’s rules which very often involved concealing wrongdoing to make life easy for the posh men. That is what being a ‘competent and reliable administrator’ means in medicine. ‘They’re really good at hiding the shit’. It is that neanderthal. There were a very small number of Lady Doctors who took the men on in field such as obs and gynae and surgery; they succeeded because they were very, very hard women as well as having a good dose of poshness. I will discuss such an example later in this post…

As Linacre fellow, Albertine was responsible for developing the training posts that were to be recognized by the newly-formed JCHMT. She visited most of these posts herself until their number grew too great. She then appointed visiting teams to carry out the task, holding herself in reserve to lean on recalcitrant colleagues who were reluctant to accept the College’s recommendations.

So Albertine told other Top Docs to whom they were going to give those jobs. Nepotism and dirty deals were endemic in medicine long after Albertine’s death, so we can assume that Albertine herself dished out jobs on that basis.

She became DBE in 1967 as she retired, but this was but the beginning of yet another career as deputy medical director of St Christopher’s Hospice.

St Christopher’s will certainly have benefited from that DBE.

This interest began in 1961 when she heard of the plans for St Christopher’s, the first research and teaching hospice, and joined in a ward round at St Joseph’s Hospice. Her clinical acumen and personal interest in people in need was at once aroused

The clinical acumen and personal interest that had given the green light to Dafydd, Gwynne, Ely, etc

and she carried on a quiet campaign of advice and support for the Hospice from then on.

Albertine was busy behind the scenes, calling in favours…

It was typical of her that she should go on a refresher course in medicine before returning to clinical duties. As she said: ‘The moment I began to examine a patient my hands took over and I was back.’

No Top Doc ever admits in public to ‘oh bugger, I’d forgotten…I’m not up to it anymore.’ They do admit to this in private…

Albertine worked at St Christopher’s part-time from 1967-73, helping to establish both its clinical and administrative standards and fill the rest of her time with many other interests. She was on the council of the Disabled Living Foundation;

Oh God. Not that I’m surprised, the Top Docs who have been responsible for the misery and suffering are a must on the organisations and charidees which are now going to Change It because Something Must Be Done.

was one of a group of physicians who travelled to assess Issel’s controversial cancer clinic in Bavaria,

They always have a bit of advice for Johnny Foreigner as well. No-one tells Johnny Foreigner that pockets of that over which the White Man – and White Lady – has presided are as bad as the services provided by Johnny Foreigner.

and was an active member of the Medical Women’s Federation and its president in 1971. She retained her interest in the expansion of hospice work as part of a generally accepted clinical challenge. She was fond of describing it as ‘…just good medicine in a special setting.’

The special setting being one which is 100% run by paedophiles’ friends, not just substantially run by paedophiles’ friends.

She became chairman of St Christopher’s in 1973 and was elected president in 1985, and was also much involved in founding the North London Hospice, with its special Jewish interest and inter-faith connexions. Brought up in a Jewish home, she joined the Christian foundation of St Christopher’s as a ‘sympathetic agnostic’. In later years she returned to the faith of her fathers, fitting in as well as ever in the Hospice ‘community of the unlike’.

Previous posts and comments have discussed how Dafydd et al had many members of the Jewish community protecting them. Not because ‘Jews are child abusers’, but because Jewish people hold medicine and law in high esteem, as well as academia, the civil service etc. A lot of Jewish people are working in these fields and of course in finance, business and the media, as well as in politics. So abusers can have a party if they use their Jewish friends and relatives. An elite paedophile ring couldn’t make much headway if the only people assisting it were labourers or people on benefits… George Thomas had many friendships within the Jewish community in south Wales, although Thomas was a leader in the Methodist Church. The reason why Thomas liked Jewish people was that his pals the Abse family were running a paedophile/trafficking ring and the Abses were a high profile Jewish family full of doctors and lawyers. See post ‘O Jones, O Jones’.

People genuinely interested in inter-faith links discuss the ideological and cultural similarities between different faiths, I have published such material myself. If you’re running a huge international trafficking ring and you want your mycelia penetrating absolutely everywhere, you’ll use the same discourse. Don’t blame the Jews, or the Methodists, or the Catholics or the C of E, or even the Muslims, it’s the network of corrupt professional people who are the problem and the Top Docs are the biggest problem of all, because they’re the ones who ensure that the grass doesn’t get the pain killers or life-saving treatment. Or is declared mad.

Dame Albertine’s interests were as wide as her medical career. A perceptive observer of art, she built up a valuable collection of Japanese prints, and she was an enthusiastic opera lover. She played tennis for the university, and retained her interest in sport and travel.

Mycelia absolutely everywhere.

To some she appeared formidable, but to all she was kind, giving the best in sensitive and utterly reliable moral support.

Like so many, the old cow hid her lovely nature so effectively.

A superlatively good clinician,

She had spent most of her career as an administrator. Top Docs take the piss out of other Top Docs who became administrators, even administrators at the highest levels, because they are usually Docs who for whatever reason cannot do clinical work. I will expand on this further shortly.

she finally became a cooperative and unfailingly courteous patient, much loved by all who had the care of her…

The Top Docs are killing their own now… The Dame knew that if she wasn’t a co-operative and courteous patient, somehow the pain relief would not be sufficient and ooh we didn’t realise that the Dame needed to be taken to the loo or ‘dying luv? don’t make us laugh…’

This is no way to run a healthcare service. Most patients ARE nice people, but even if they are retired Top Doctors who have run a paedophile ring, they should not be denied good care. Yet we now have a situation in which Angels and Top Docs judge as to who is morally worthy of care and support when they are ill or elderly. The judgements are not sound, but they shouldn’t be made at all…

The Dame’s obituary for the Royal College of Physicians was written by Dame Cicely Saunders – who else? – and Sir Raymond Hoffenberg.

 

Dame Rosemary Rue was another Caring Lady Doctor who served as President of the Medical Women’s Federation, 1982-83. By that time, Mary Wynch had begun litigation against Dafydd and the gang and Dafydd’s mate Robert Bluglass was rewriting the Mental Health Act to reassure everyone that It Could Never Happen Again. Tony and Sadie Francis were in the process of being recruited to work in north Wales, along with some other Nice Young Doctors and Ysbyty Gwynedd, a Brand New Hospital for Gwynedd, was being built.

Ah you can’t complain, most of them really are good aren’t they!

As Alexei Sayle might have quipped as part of his famous ‘on-stage rants’ in the 1980s, ‘I’ve just been lobotomised by a sex offender, still, Mustn’t Grumble’.

Elsie Rosemary Laurence was born in 1928 in Hutton, Essex and moved with her family to London in 1933. She was evacuated during the Blitz to stay with relatives in Devon where she contracted TB and peritonitis. While she was convalescing, Rosemary decided on a career in medicine, entering the all-woman Royal Free Medical School in London in 1945. In 1950 Rosemary married Roger Rue, a pilot instructor of Belgian descent in the RAF. When Rosemary told the medical school Dean that she was changing her name, she was told that she could not stay at the Royal Free Medical School if she was married. I discussed in my post ‘Thought For The Day’ the revolutionary Lady Doctors and founders of the Royal Free who read Cosmo and went in hot pursuit of their G spots. Rosemary was instead accepted at Oxford University, qualifying in 1951 after taking the University of London exams.

Rosemary encountered many serious problems after qualifying, so many and so serious that it is extraordinary that Rosemary was ever able to follow any sort of career in medicine at all, let alone one which resulted in her becoming Dame Rosemary. I will discuss Rosemary’s bizarre early career in detail shortly.

In 1960, Rosemary she was named Assistant County Medical Officer for Hertfordshire and worked as a part-time paediatrician in Watford. In the 1980s, I became aware that Top Doctors who became administrators, even administrators at senior levels, were always Top Doctors who could not practice medicine. Gwynne the lobotomist was eventually given an administrative role before somebody employed him as a people trafficker in UCNW, because he was so fucking bad with patients. Gwynne’s obituary described him as a ‘competent and thoughtful administrator’. Just like Dame Albertine! Records were forged by Gwynne to conceal wrongdoing… Once Gwynne was sidelined into the role of Lord Haw-Haw, Dafydd was given responsibility for the patients, which says everything that needs to be said about Gwynne if Dafydd was the preferable option.

Top Docs running Health Authorities were all for some reason unable to work as clinicians, usually because they were hopeless and known to be. Perhaps in Rosemary’s case she was forced into admin because of the rampant bigotry towards her, which would have been even even greater because of her disability than her gender.

It was other Top Docs who refused to accept disabled people as equals. One of the Top Docs at the C&A Hospital in the 1950s and 60s, like Rosemary, had been crippled by polio. He could walk, but did so with a pronounced limp. His son told me that when on a visit to the C&A, the then Health Minister Enoch Powell demanded to know what ‘that cripple’ was doing working in the hospital. I can well believe that Enoch Powell did say that, there was massive hostility towards disabled people at that time, even if the disability was just a ‘gammy leg’ and the medical establishment, including Uncle Harry’s NHS, shared that bigotry.

Now for irony after irony. The disabled Top Doc at the C&A was one of those colluding with patient abuse and the trafficking ring. After the gang declared war on Merfyn, the VC of Bangor University in 2004, the son of that disabled Top Doc was by then a retired member of staff from Bangor University. He was part of the contingent who were busy trying to overthrow Merfyn. While he worked at Bangor University, the Top Doc’s son had served as the AUT rep. He had defended some worthy people, but he had also fought the corner of some members of the gang who should never have been allowed to remain in their posts. This AUT rep was not as dim as the gwerin, he will have known what they were up to. He also maintained that Carlo was bisexual and he should know, what with his dad having facilitated the gang who supplied Carlo’s er friends with sex workers.

Enoch Powell had declared his intention to close down the North Wales Hospital and every asylum in Britain after visiting the place in 1961 because he was so appalled at what he saw. Powell returned to London and made his famous ‘Water Towers’ speech in which he described the oppressive nature of the asylums and the waste of human life within and explained that he would be ordering an asylum closure programme. It never happened. After that speech, Powell never ever returned to the subject of asylums. According to the archivist responsible for the Powell papers, after the Water Towers speech, there are no further mentions of asylums or psychiatry in Powell’s papers.

Powell’s intended asylum closure was part of the wider ‘Hospital Plan’ which was laid before Parliament on 23rd January 1962. This also proposed the development of 90 new hospitals from scratch and the upgrading of 134. The Hospital Plan went out for consultation with the Top Docs and as usual, it was soon realised that it would cost vastly more to implement than at first thought. In 1966 the plan was revised as the Hospital Programme and parts of it went ahead. The part that did not go ahead was the closure of the asylums. But then someone back in the early 1960s when Powell was still Minister of Health told Powell to drop that subject and never return to it.

By the time that the plan had been revised as the Hospital Programme, Dafydd’s mate Sir Kenneth Robinson had become Minister of Health. Powell served as Minister of Health, July 1960-Oct 1063, under Harold Macmillan, during the Profumo Affair. Previous posts have discussed the role of Dafydd and his predecessors in the Profumo Affair.

Powell was succeeded as Minister of Health by Anthony Barber, Oct 1963-64, under Alec Douglas-Home. Barber later served as Chairman of the Conservative Party, 1967-70 and then as Chancellor of the Exchequer, 1970-74, under Heath. Barber had worked for the security services during WW II and was a barrister, a member of Inner Temple. Other members of Inner Temple include Lord Michael Havers, whom it has now been admitted blocked the prosecution of members of the Westminster Paedophile Ring when Havers was Attorney General (see previous posts); Michael Havers’s sister, Lord Elizabeth Butler-Sloss, who’s talents were put to good use when she concealed the havoc that Dafydd’s partners-in-crime caused in Cleveland in 1987 (see previous posts, including ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas And The Culprits Were Named’); Sir Cecil Havers, the High Court judge and father of Michael and Elizabeth.

Darwinism in action:

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Sir Cecil Havers
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The Baroness Butler-Sloss
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The Lord Havers
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The species Havers (Lawyers corruptensis) has evolved into other species, such as Luvvies:

Nigel Havers

Lawyers corruptensis has mated with another species, Very Rich Owners Of Supermarkets Who Are Donors To Political Parties:

The Lord Sainsbury of Preston Candover
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As any fule kno, two different species cannot mate and produce fertile offspring. As far as I can find out, Lawyers corruptensis have not produced fertile offspring with Very Rich Owners Of Supermarkets Who Are Donors To Political Parties, but if any readers know differently, please enlighten me, because it’ll be a biological first and the world of science needs to know about it.

 

Anthony Barber left front line politics in Oct 1974 and received a peerage in January 1975 as Baron Barber. Anthony Barber served as Chairman of Standard Chartered Bank, 1974-87, where future PM John Major was his personal assistant. John Major who was the PM who oversaw the enormous cover-up that was the Waterhouse Inquiry. It was also while John Major was PM that Mary Wynch was finally ruined by Michael Howard at the Home Office, although Mary had proven and won her case. See previous posts.

In 1987, Barber was appointed to be a Deputy Lieutenant of West Yorkshire, part of Jimmy Savile’s crime empire. Barber was also a director of BP, 1979-88. He visited  Nelson Mandela in prison, and was a member of the Franks Committee that investigated the Falklands War (see previous posts). In 1991, Lord Barber became chair of the RAF Benevolent Association’s appeal for the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, which raised £26 million. Barber was one of those who benefited as a result of Macmillan’s ‘Knight of the Long Knives’ in July 1962.

Barber served as the Tory MP for Doncaster, 1951-64 and then for Altrincham and Sale, 1965-74. Doncaster was on the territory of Jimmy Savile Central and Altrincham and Sale was on the north Wales/Cheshire turf of Dafydd’s gang. The bent barrister George Carman QC, who was assisting Dafydd’s gang and Savile, as well as the wider Westminster Paedophile Ring, lived in the Altrincham and Sale area until he moved to London in 1979 after successfully defending Mr Thrope at the Old Bailey. Some of the bent police officers and other corrupt professional people involved with the gang lived in the same area. See eg. posts ‘Top of the Cops’ and ‘A Stalker’s Network’. Barber was Chairman of Redfearn National Glass, 1967-70, with which his wife Jean’s family was connected. Barber’s brothers Noel was a well-known journalist and novelist and his brother Kenneth became Secretary of Midland Bank.

David Wyn Williams, Chairman of the North Wales Business Club, who died a few days ago, was formerly the Regional Director of the Midland Bank in north Wales. I was told for years that Dafydd’s gang had solicitors and bank managers on board and put people out of business who crossed their path. Some five years ago I saw documents in relation to one person who had spilt the paedophiles’ pints who, after years of running a successful business, found themselves in dire straits. This person knew that at least one bank manager had broken the law in his dealings with him, so he took advantage of a commercial lawyer friend who was visiting from Australia. The lawyer friend spent a few hours going through documentation and could only draw one conclusion: that the wrongdoing was so great that everybody involved was on board with it. Those involved were Gwynedd County Council, three different firms of solicitors in Gwynedd and HSBC, formerly known as the Midland Bank.

 

Anthony Barber died in Suffolk in 2005. Suffolk and Essex were the location of a long-standing abuse ring with which Rab Butler colluded. It involved Dr John W. Paulley and his wife Deirdre. The Hervey family seat is in Suffolk and the notorious John Jermyn Hervey aka Lord Bristol who died youngish after a life of class A drugs, rent boys and HIV spent most of his life in Suffolk. John’s brother Nicholas died young while in the care of Top Docs; Nicholas was very different to his brother but he knew names and details. Before John Allen opened his first children’s home in north Wales, he lived in Suffolk. See post ‘The Vermin Club’.

Dafydd’s mate Sir Kenneth Robinson succeeded Anthony Barber as Minister of Health, Oct 1964-Nov 1968. Robinson served as President of the National Association for Mental Health (MIND) during the 1960s/early 70s, although all mention of Robinson has now disappeared from MIND’s website. Robinson succeeded Rab Butler as President of MIND, Rab having been appointed the first President in 1946. The Chair of MIND, 1963-69, was Lord Balniel and the Vice-Chair was Lady Adrian, 1962-66. There was then a vacancy for the position of Vice-Chair until 1967, when Dr David Clark took up the post and remained until 1975. The Chief Exec of MIND, 1951-64, was Mary Applebey. Lady Juliet Bingley was Chair, 1978-84. Tessa Jowell was Deputy Director of MIND, during the 1970s, at the time when paedophiles’ rights activists were giving sessions at MIND conferences. All of these people knew what Dafydd and Gwynne, as well as their colleagues at St George’s, the Maudsley and other hospitals who were running linked gangs were doing. Rab Butler went back such a long way that he colluded with the organised abuse that gave rise to Dafydd et al. I have blogged in detail in previous posts about Rab, the Bingleys and Tessa Jowell, as well as Dafydd’s mate Professor Hugh Freeman who served as Vice-Chair of MIND when Dafydd and Tony Francis were In Need, but I still have more digging to do re  the Ancients such as Lord Balniel, Lady Adrian etc. Of course Dafydd’s pal Lord David Ennals held a number of senior roles at MIND throughout the 1970s and 80s…

 

Powell made the Water Towers speech to the National Association for Mental Health in March 1961, when Dafydd’s mates were well on the way to colonising MIND completely. No wonder Powell dropped the subject and never returned to it. Powell would have had good reason to do so when it was explained to him that MIND was a cover for organised abuse, including the Westminster Paedophile Ring, because Powell has been named as someone who was abusing children/young people. Powell was the maverick MP for Wolverhampton South West, 1950-74, who famously spent time raising his own concerns and those of his constituents re immigration. Immigration of non-white people to be specific. He did not mention the organised abuse of kids and vulnerable people in his constituency, which was carried out by partners of Dafydd’s gang. Powell was notorious for declaring war on his former colleagues in the Tory Party over Europe – he was an anti-European – and he left the Tory Party in 1974. He served as the Ulster Unionist MP for South Down, 1974-87. Powell knew all about the elite paedophile ring at Kincora Boys’ Home in Belfast but didn’t mention it, although he’d have finished off all of his political enemies if he had…

So why did Enoch Powell of Suspected Gay Paedophilia, who served as an MP in N Ireland, not breathe a word about the paedophile ring at Kincora which was alleged to involve Sir Anthony Blunt, Lord Louis Mountbatten, senior members of the British Armed Forces as well as Whitehall and Westminster figures, when by doing so he could have landed such an effective blow on so many of those whom he loathed and wanted to see out of office?

Powell in his garden in Belgravia, London, in 1986. Just down the road from Sir Peter Morrison’s house. In the heart of the swathes of Belgravia owned by the late Duke of Westminster, Carlo’s close friend. The Duke owned estates in Cheshire to which boys from Bryn Estyn were taken for ‘work experience’ after which they refused to return. Carlo’s friend the 6th Duke had spent his early years on the family estate in N Ireland, which was the main residence of the 5th Duke, who served as an MP for a constituency in N Ireland. See previous posts. Some months ago I received an e mail informing me that as a child, Sir Peter Morrison had been used sexually by the 5th Duke. The e mail contained information suggesting that the writer had considerable knowledge of the Duke’s family and the Morrisons.
In August 1979 Lord Mountbatten was blown up and killed while at his holiday home in Sligo. It was for years attributed to the IRA targeting a member of the British Royal Family for simply being Royal. More recently there have been allegations that Mountbatten was murdered because of his involvement in the paedophile ring based at Kincora and the murder may not have been the work of the IRA. The involvement of rogue members of the security services are under suspicion. They were fighting like ferrets in a sack, what with some helping Dafydd in their capacity as the Secretary of State for the DHSS while dining on gulls eggs and claret at Brooks’ club, others working hard to get rid of Harold Wilson and eventually replace him with Thatch, some of them planning to overthrow the Gov’t if Wedgie-Benn ever became PM and some suspected of killing people who were abusing children.
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NB: C or M or Dickwit. There was only one flaw with your Cunning Plan. As the whole bloody lot of them were too frightened to challenge the Top Doctors who were running the abuse ring, it didn’t really matter whom you installed as PM did it?

The Wind Of No Change… From Galen Until The Present, there’ll be a murderous idiot of a Top Doc near you.

Dr Dafydd Alun Jones

 

Powell lost his seat to the Social Democratic and Labour Party in 1987 but remained involved in politics. He supported Thatch’s anti-European stance and on 16 May 1994, Powell spoke at the Bruges Group. Professor Richard Howarth of UCNW, the agricultural economist who worked in the most dysfunctional, incompetent Dept of Agriculture of any UK university but nonetheless became an adviser to Thatcher after Brown and I refused to drop our complaints about Gwynne the lobotomist et al, was involved with the Bruges Group. See previous posts for info re Richard Howarth and his mates Richard Body MP and Professor Terry Thomas.

Enoch Powell suffered from Parkinsons in his final years, but he remained active, engaged and writing. He was hospitalised several times as a result of a succession of falls. A few hours after his final admission to hospital, he asked where his lunch was. On being told that he was being fed intravenously, he remarked, “I don’t call that much of a lunch”. These were his last recorded words. On 8 February 1998 Powell died aged 85 at the King Edward VII Hospital for Officers in Westminster. His study of the Gospel of John remained unfinished.

Powell died two months after Ronnie Waterhouse finished hearing the evidence from former kids in care in north Wales who were denounced as liars by everyone. Ronnie began writing his Report at the beginning of 1998.

The Chair of the Trustees of the King Edward VII Hospital for Officers was/is Lord Simon Glenarthur. (The hospital is now known as King Edward VII’s Hospital Sister Agnes.) Glenarthur was/is a Director of the MDU, the MDU which supplied Dafydd and the Drs Francis with legal advice with regard to obtaining High Court injunctions against me and then seeking to have me imprisoned for allegedly breaching those injunctions although the MDU knew that Dafydd and the Drs Francis were perjuring themselves, forging documents and planting evidence. Simon Glenarthur was a junior Minister in the Dept of Health, June 1983-March 1985, when havoc reigned in north Wales and the security services came after Brown, me and our friends. It was Glenarthur who was responsible for carrying out Thatch’s orders to purchase blood products from the US for NHS use, although the British Gov’t had been told by the Top Docs that these products were infected with Hep B. They were also infected with HIV and thousands of NHS patients became infected as a result, many of whom have now died. Glenarthur might not have understood the consequences of using those blood products, but the Top Docs did and they did not warn the public. They just ensured that they and their families didn’t receive the infected blood products.

Now don’t you worry dear, oops sorry, I mean Mr Powell, we’ll look after you.

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Glenarthur is a Military man who has served as/is the Director of numerous companies and who has held many senior roles in the British Army. I expect rather more of people who hold high rank in the British Army, Simon Glenarthur is a disgrace. See previous posts for the many pies in which Glenarthur’s fingers are to be found and for the bottomless pit of slurry over which he presided at the Dept of Health. After joining in the death and destruction there, Glenarthur was a junior Minister in the Home Office, 27 March 1984- 10 September 1986, while the Home Office colluded with the Westminster Paedophile Ring and Dafydd’s gang.

The 6th Duke of Westminster was also a man who held high rank in the British Army and who knew Glenarthur.

Lord Simon, if you know anything about the unexpected and untimely death of Brown’s dad, Col Keith Brown, during the Waterhouse Inquiry, with whom you might well have rubbed noses what with Col Brown having met some pretty disgusting people at events such as Buck House garden parties and TA dos, please let us know. Brown thinks it was the Top Docs wot dun it again, the only way that they could have got Keith would be via the tablets that he was taking for minor conditions. For God’s sake Glenarthur, Col Brown was on an IRA hit list in the 1970s, he hobnobbed with Chief Constables etc and His Own bumped him off.

 

To return to the Pioneering Lady Doctor, Rosemary Rue. Her territory extended to Hertfordshire, which was where Lady Juliet Bingley and her family who did so many favours for Dafydd and the gang lived.

In 1965, Rue was offered the job of Senior Assistant Medical Officer for the Oxford region, running that region’s Health Authority. In the early 1960s ‘new money was allocated by the government to rebuild the crumbling medical system’ in the UK. Dr Rue ‘ensured that Oxford got a fair share’. I very much doubt that Oxford was ever in any danger of not getting a fair share of the dosh from Sir Kenneth Robinson’s Hospital Programme, particularly as Oxford was the location of, you’ve guessed it, organised abuse. The abuse of children in care at Oxford was concealed by senior social worker Barbara Kahan and her husband psychiatrist Dr Vladimir Kahan. Babs was part of a network of people who colluded with abuse and at least two of Babs’s colleagues, Louis Minister and Peter Righton, were abusing children themselves. Babs had been Minster’s manager and between 1975 and 1984, Minster worked for Richmond County Council, becoming Director of Social Services. See previous posts. Peter Righton was a social work academic who worked at Keele University and at institutions in Malta, who used his work to advocate sexual relationships between adults and children. See previous posts. Babs was appointed as a Gov’t children’s social work adviser to Sir Keith Joseph, Secretary of State for the DHSS under Heath and Babs remained as a Gov’t adviser as well as an adviser to children’s charidees etc until into the 1990s. See post ‘Always On The Side Of The Children’.

My post ‘R.I.P. Julia Grant And Many More’ supplied details of the network of paedophiles’ friends who were related to and friends/colleagues of Dr Cynthia Phillips, who ended her own distinguished career as the Principal Medical Officer for Oxfordshire Health Authority. Cynthia was the daughter of Lennox Broster, one of the Top Docs who was instrumental in developing a new speciality for the gang’s branch at Charing Cross Hospital, that of Expertise In Transgender Matters. Broster and his pals were completely insensitive to the distress of patients ill at ease with their gender, but they were really brilliant at selling gender reassignment surgery to patients from across the globe who had a lot of dosh… I haven’t yet accessed the dates of Cynthia’s occupancy of the Top Job in Oxfordshire, but from what I have read, she was probably in that post during the 1970s.  She will have definitely known Rosemary Rue.

In 1972 Rosemary Rue became one of the founders of the Faculty of Community Health (now the Faculty of Public Health), which brought together academic bodies such as the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, community health Top Docs and organisations such as the Public Health Laboratory Services (PHLS). She served as the PHLS Regional Medical Officer from 1973–84, and Regional General Manager from 1984−88.

The PHLS while Rosemary was a Senior Manager for them was in a dreadful state and the general public were never ever told. There was a severe shortage of staff because the pay was so bad – the pay really was bad, much worse than that of Angels – and mistakes were common because chaos reigned. The staff who could bear to stay in the service on a long term basis were members of unions who’s reps were using their knowledge of the wrongdoing of the Top Doctors to exert political muscle and build their own careers. Ken Livingston was a rep of one of the unions involved. The PHLS was in a very sorry state in places like London, Oxford, Cambridge and Bristol; elsewhere it was ludicrous. As ever within the NHS, unions and cadres of staff all blackmailed and bullied each other and rational people just left those jobs when it became clear that this was far more than a little local difficulty.

In her last few years, Dame Rosemary continued to take an active interest in health service matters, despite both breast and colon cancer. She died, aged 76, at her cottage in Stanton St John, Oxfordshire in Dec 2004, aged 76. She was survived by her two sons.

The obituary supplied for Dame Rosemary’s on the Royal College of Physicians ‘Lives of the Fellows’ online also tells us that:

Rosemary Rue had an enormous influence on medicine and the health service, both within the Oxford region (Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Northamptonshire) and nationally.

Rosemary will have known about the neglectful, lying psychiatrists at St Andrew’s Hospital, Northampton, whom many people believe were responsible for a serious miscarriage of justice in 1985 (see post ‘Family Annihilation’).

She stayed at the ORHB when it became the Oxford Regional Health Authority (ORHA) in the mid 1970s, and became regional medical officer. Subsequently, in 1983, she was appointed as its first regional general manager when these posts were created following the Griffiths report on NHS management (1983). She was the only woman and the only doctor to be appointed to one of these 14 powerful positions.

The Griffiths Report led to Thatcher’s ‘reforming’ of the NHS. It simply involved creating a new cadre of highly paid powerful managers, many of whom were the deeply corrupt not very able pen pushers who had previously been called administrators. Their job titles changed, their pay rocketed and the civil war between them and the Top Docs reached new heights. The two groups had never liked each other, but giving Alun Davies and Keith Thomson in Gwynedd huge salaries and grandiose job titles was absolutely not a solution to the criminality of Dafydd and the Docs… See previous posts. If Rosemary Rue was given one of those senior managers jobs that Thatch created in the wake of the Griffiths Report, Rue was definitely being used to cover up an Everest of crap in Oxfordshire. Rue was not the ‘only woman and only doctor’ to bag one of those jobs because she was as Marvellous as the Queen Mother, it was because she was a useful idiot and a bit of good PR, ooh a Lady Doctor too!

Amid the genocide in north Wales, some Nice Young Doctors arrived from Oxfordshire. One was Richard Tranter – his wife Siobhan Tranter, a Lovely Young Nurse arrived with him – and another was Dr Mike Jackson, a clinical psychologist. Richard and Mike Jackson weren’t insane like Dafydd or utterly stupid like so many of the Top Docs in north Wales, but after a few years it became obvious to a number of people, including me, that Richard and Mike were just using their greater ability and nicer manners to conceal the wrongdoing, the abuse and neglect and research fraud even more effectively. Richard scarpered for New Zealand a few years ago when he heard that I had called lawyers in, acquired my records and would be publishing as soon as I could. Previous posts have provided details of Richard, Siobhan and Mike’s activities, including that time when Richard did all that he could to persuade me to take a combination of drugs which he knew were neurotoxic and would have resulted in serious damage to my health and possibly death…

Richard and Mike didn’t know this but there was a student at Bangor University some 10 years ago who’s brother was a clin psy in Oxfordshire and he told her that there was an abuse ring in operation there, it had been in existence a long time and that because all of the ‘professionals’ were concealing it, he was going to resign.

There’s not only the reputation of the Dreaming Spires to consider, but what about these Oxfordshire politicians?

The Lord Hurd of Westwell
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Shaun Woodward
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David Cameron
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See previous posts for the involvement of these very guilty men in colluding with serious criminality…

As for the Dreaming Spires,

The Earl of Stockton
Chancellor of Oxford University, 1960-86
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The Lord Jenkins of Hillhead, Chancellor of Oxford University, 1987-2003
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The Lord Patten of Barnes
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Lord Patten of Barnes is quite used to bombs exploding around him wherever he goes, but can he explain why Oxford University gave a home to Professor Mark Williams after Williams invented Mindfulness when he worked with Dafydd’s gang in north Wales and why Lady Lavender Patten of Barnes was Patron of Mark Williams’s Oxford Mindfulness Centre while her husband was Chancellor of the University employing Mark Williams?

 

Rosemary Rue’s most enduring legacy is almost certainly the changes she brought about which enabled women doctors to develop careers at the same time as having a family. In the Oxford region she set up a variety of part-time training schemes and ‘retainer arrangements’ which allowed women to take maternity leave without sacrificing all hope of returning to a career path.

Bugger the abuse and neglect of patients, it’s our own careers that are important.

In order to do this she had to persuade and cajole local consultants and the medical Royal Colleges to support her.

They won’t have supported her out of the kindness of heir hearts or because she won them over with arguments based on fairness and equity. There will have been dirty deals behind the scenes which will have involved agreeing to remain silent about malpractice and wrongdoing and certain people gaining promotion, people who might even have been working in institutions hundreds of miles away from Rosemary…

These schemes soon gained wider attention, and eventually they became standard practice all over the country. In 1953 Rosemary Rue had lost her job as a doctor simply for being married.

Yes, it was disgusting, but it didn’t result in Rosemary challenging the worst injustices.

Forty years later, not only were such attitudes and practices confined to the pages of history, but largely thanks to Rosemary Rue’s efforts, women medical graduates could chose to pursue any branch of medicine and know that they would not be at a disadvantage.

Try telling that to women in surgery, even today. They are still discriminated against, this is not an issue that has been hyped up by Millie Tants, women have a hard time in surgery. Rosemary also ignored the shocking levels of racism which are endemic in medicine and as for class discrimination, that is so common that it is accepted as part of life.

Rosemary Rue was elected president of the Medical Women’s Federation in 1982.

Another of her legacies is the development of health services for Milton Keynes. Milton Keynes was designated as a ‘new town’ in 1967 and over the next 25 years grew from a green field site to a town with a population of some 200,000. Rosemary Rue’s vision was pivotal throughout this period in planning and implementing appropriate health services for the new town, as well as balancing those in the surrounding areas.

Brown worked in Milton Keynes for a few years. Not only did Brown spot the usual horrors in the health and care services in Milton Keynes but one of his colleagues at Milton Keynes was shafted by one Professor Fergus Lowe, while they were both working on a project for Unilever. Fungus was based at Bangor University for his entire career and he built his empire on overthrowing Dafydd’s influence in the School of Psychology and then blackmailing everyone whom Fungus knew had colluded with Dafydd and the gang. Including some big wigs at Unilever. See eg. ‘Feet In Chains’.

Those who were lucky enough to work with Rosemary will always be grateful for the experience. She had a quiet determination and shrewd political judgement, and usually managed to achieve her objectives.

Dame Rosemary would have been able to explain why so many rather mediocre people became Professors at Oxford University after discovering what Dafydd et al were doing.

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She had a broad knowledge of health services, and was equally at home discussing the latest surgical technology or the provision of community mental health services for the elderly.

I’d have liked Rosemary to have shown me that ‘provision’, because in most areas of the UK, that provision consisted of the elderly mentally ill sitting in a room in their own urine being ignored for hours on end. Which was what had happened to them before Dame Rosemary revolutionised healthcare when they were housed in places like Ely Hospital that caused public outrage in 1969 (see post ‘All The Ingredients Of A Scandal’).

The NHS itself expected mental health patients to sit in their own urine. How do I know? Because in the 1990s, every chair for patients in the day centre at the Hergest Unit was one of those chairs coated in very thick brightly coloured plastic to withstand industrial incontinence. My mate with a sense of humour thought that it was hysterical; we used to do our fieldwork in Ysbyty Gwynedd and point out all the surreal things to each other, including the Chairs For The Incontinent. There wasn’t anyone who was incontinent attending the day centre because it wasn’t for elderly people, but we got the Incontinence Chairs anyway. Furthermore, the day centre was part of the Hergest ‘flagship’ Unit, completed in 1993. So a supply of Incontinence Chairs was prioritised. My friend and I were sitting on the Incontinence Chairs laughing at the concept when my friend first saw Dr David Healy. Dr Healy arrived in Gwynedd in about 1991, but my friend didn’t experience life as an Empowered Service User until 1993. David Healy was a Nice Young Doctor with a sort of trendy floppy hair style as opposed to Dafydd and he had quite a following among female patients. So there we were rolling about laughing at the Incontinence Chairs and Dr Healy walked past at speed and my mate yelled out ‘Christ, Cliff Richard’s turned up here now’. I had worked with Prof Geoffrey Chamberlain of the People Trafficking Ring at St George’s Hospital Medical School by then; Chamberlain was mates with Cilla, who was of course mates with Cliff, but I didn’t know about the Cliff connection in those days.

The NHS is not the only institution to follow a policy of ‘one size fits all and it’s incontinence provision’. Aston University did as well, when Brown was an undergrad. All the mattresses in the halls of residence at Aston had plastic covers which could not be removed and Brown used to say ‘oh yes, we students are an incontinent lot’.

 

She worked hard, seldom leaving her office in the ORHA building (now officially called the Rosemary Rue building) before 7.30 pm and often a great deal later. Those who were still in the building would often put their heads around the door later in the evening in the hope of being rewarded with some good conversation about the issues of the day and a glass of cold dry sherry.

Rosemary Rue went on to a very active ‘retirement’ in 1988. At various times she was president of the Faculty of Community Medicine (now Public Health), president of the BMA (from 1990 to 1991),

So Rosemary was President of the BMA while my career was being ruined at St George’s, while another witness from my UCNW days was shafted when he was working for Big Pharma, while the BMA were giving Dafydd, Tony Francis and other members of the gang advice on how to refuse to respond to my complaints and instead prosecute me on the basis of their perjury. See previous posts eg. ‘Some Big Legal Names Enter The Arena’. Then there were the paedophile rings facilitated by Top Docs in north Wales and St George’s, as well as the Maudsley… the bodies of kids in care and psych patients turning up across north Wales… The hundreds of complaints that were ignored…

professor of public health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (when it was going through some difficult times and needed a steady hand),

Oh just call Rosemary… The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine unlawfully withdrew a place on an MSc course that they had offered me in 1986. That place disappeared after I told Dr D.G.E. Wood that I’d received it. Since I began this blog I received info letting me know that was not a coincidence.

chairman of the Margaret Pyke Foundation and of the Wyndham Housing Association, and a vice president of the Alzheimer’s Society. She was actively involved with the Family Welfare Association and with the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries.

When I lived in Harringay during 1986-87, I volunteered for the Family Welfare Association after seeing adverts locally. The project was supporting women who were recovering from severe depression and I discovered that all the volunteers, like me, had volunteered on the grounds of ‘well I was just abandoned when that happened to me, surely there must be a better way’. The social worker who led the project seemed very nice, not barking mad a la Gwynedd Social Services, but I didn’t continue with the volunteering. Like some of the other volunteers, I found myself hassled by ne’r do wells. I know now that those hassling me at least were linked to a gang in north London which were linked to Dafydd et al. Dafydd had named contacts in Haringey Social Services, which were of course a by-word for abuse and neglect. See previous posts. Of course, the social worker for the FWA will have been well aware of what the NHS and Social Services in Haringey were doing to people. It might have been why she preferred to work for the FWA, but as with those working for charidees in north Wales, she would not have remained in even that job if she had dared blow the whistle on any of it…

 

She was made a Dame of the British Empire in 1989.

A reward for the loyal years of service. In the spring of 1989, I began my job at St George’s, which I have been told recently was a carefully planned trap to lure me in and then get me out of medical research for good.

You’re disgusting really aren’t you Dafydd?

In her last few years Rosemary continued to take an active interest in health service matters, despite having to deal with both breast and colon cancer, which she did with immense courage.

She’ll have had no choice, the research had all been faked for years so the treatment didn’t work and as Rosemary knew herself, the labs were in chaos – she was after all responsible for it – so cancer was often not diagnosed as early as it should have been.

She died at the age of 76, at the cottage in Stanton St John which had been her home for nearly 40 years, supported by her sons and grandchildren, of whom she had always been immensely proud.

Dame Rosemary’s obituary in the Indie provided yet more titbits.

Here’s the summary of her glorious career in white collar crime: Elsie Rosemary Laurence, medical practitioner: born Hutton, Essex 14 June 1928; Assistant County Medical Officer and part-time paediatrician, Hertfordshire 1960-65; hospital doctor, Oxfordshire 1965-73; Assistant Regional Medical Officer, Oxford Regional Hospital Board (later Oxford Regional Health Authority) 1965-71, Senior Assistant Medical Officer 1971-73, Regional Medical Officer 1973-88, Regional General Manager 1984-88; CBE 1977; seconded as Professor of Community Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine 1980-82; President, Medical Women’s Federation 1982-83; President, Faculty of Community Medicine 1986-89; DBE 1989; President, British Medical Association 1990-91; FRCS 1994; married 1950 Roger Rue (two sons; marriage dissolved); died Stanton St John, Oxfordshire 24 December 2004.

she decided on medicine as a career. This desire was fuelled by frequent visits to an aunt who ran a girl guide company among underprivileged children in Hackney…

Hackney had long since been the site of organised abuse and it became part of Dafydd’s business empire from the 1960s onwards… Top Docs, social workers, Councillors and politicians in the East End were fully on board as was Lord Elwyn-Jones, who was the vehicle between Wales and the East End. See previous posts. Peter Shore MP was particularly useful, as was his wife Elizabeth Shore, who was a Top Doc and served as Deputy Chief Medical Officer for England, 1977-84. Dafydd’s mate Lord David Ennals was Secretary of State for the DHSS, 1976-79. See post ‘R.I.P. Julia Grant and Many More’.

She was in a clinic on the day in 1948 when the National Health Service started, and the consultant (male) finished his clinic and announced that he was leaving rather than practice socialised medicine…

Ah the doctors they resigned! Call Uncle Harry, Julian Tudor-Spart, Santo Jeger and the many other pals of Dafydd who were Committed To The Poor. See previous posts.

In Oxford she hit a brick wall as the town’s hospitals didn’t employ married women. She found a job at an out-of-town long-stay hospital in Cowley Road

It will have been a truly grim asylum, or institution for the elderly or learning disabled.

when she didn’t mention the marriage or the baby. She employed a nanny at home to look after her new-born son and shared a flat adjoining the hospital with another doctor, rushing home in her time off to breast-feed.

So Rosemary was the sort of Top Doc who rocked up at the North Wales Hospital; living on the site of a dreadful institution, having taken the job because she couldn’t get anything else and was unable to make any difference to the lives of her patients.

Her flatmate, who was male and Ceylonese, helped her in so far as he could. 

Shades of Denbigh again; entrenched racism in medicine meant that overseas graduates tended to end up working in such places.

The hospital’s senior doctors were inspirationally committed to patients and ruthless at disregarding red tape.

This was Dafydd’s line. All laws were flagrantly breached while he Helped Inspirationally. By illegally imprisoning the victims of a sex abuse ring in a dungeon.

Dr Lionel Cosin got bedridden patients back on their feet, and rehabilitated long-stay patients who had been written off.

I know that this is unlikely to have been true, unless of course Lionel’s patients, in the spirit of north Wales, were not irretrievable and had been refused appropriate care by abusive colleagues. After all, I had manic depressive insanity which only returned when Dafydd’s mates unlawfully imprisoned me. People were gobsmacked at my miraculous recoveries between my bouts of manic depressive insanity, when I completed postgrad degrees and held down professional jobs. Then WHOOPS, my manic depressive insanity reared its head again. Just as I gathered more evidence and made further complaints about Dafydd et al. I will do some digging re Lionel.

He also let Rosemary spend an afternoon a week taking a psychiatry course.

Instead of having her hair done. It sounds like the CBT or Counselling Courses that the Angels do before it is stated that they are Trained.

It all ended when someone spilled the beans about the husband and the baby. She was sacked on the spot. The Ceylonese doctor was hit – by a senior doctor – for his presumption in sharing a flat with a white woman.

Jesus Christ. There wasn’t a prosecution then??? Er – but Rosemary eventually found herself at the top of the medicine tree after all this adversity, a tree in which she ignored the abuse and hardship still experienced by others…

Dr Lionel eliciting amazing recoveries in patients beyond all hope…Rosemary’s Ceylonese friend being smacked in the chops by a racist senior Top Doc employed in the hell-hole? I suspect that Rosemary’s career success was predicated on the method employed by so many whom I have discussed on this blog who knew what happened to me…

‘I’m going to tell… I’m going to tell…’

Ooh now there’s no need to get upset Rosemary, this is just one unfortunate incident, that Ceylonese ‘friend’ of yours has returned to his own country now..

DAME Rosemary here we come!!!

I am interested that although reference is made to ‘Rosemary’s husband’, no details of the husband are supplied anywhere. We know that Rosemary was sharing a flat with a Ceylonese man who was looking after Rosemary’s baby and who was then smacked in the chops by a Top Doc… Was the Ceylonese man Rosemary’s other half who was thumped for shagging One Of Our Women? I’m also wondering whether Rosemary might have been an unmarried mother, which was why she was treated so badly, kept her baby a secret and why no details of her husband are provided anywhere.

GP jobs were hard to find in 1952, but a GP who met Rue on the psychiatry course offered her a job in the industrial part of town.

I bet he did. Rosemary probably had a choice of jobs for the first time in her life. Jobs associated with psychiatry in Oxford, where the psychiatric services were concealing child abuse…

There, in 1954, she contracted polio from a patient. The disease was by then all but eradicated and she was the last person to get it in Oxford.

That was very unfortunate, what with Rosemary have so much crap on them all and just having received a bit of a break for once. Rosemary’s experiences are as bizarre as my own, but I’ve not been given a job running Oxfordshire Health Authority and the title of Dame.

Please Lilibet, if you’re reading this, I DON’T WANT IT!!! I’m not Rosemary, I won’t be keeping quiet in return for a gong.

With one useless leg and barely able to walk with her calipers and crutches, or to carry a medical bag, she briefly taught chemistry and biology in a girls’ school. She applied for medical jobs, drove to the interview, and if she was unable to get up the steps to the front door would phone and say she’d accepted another job.

By then – 1955 – she was separated from her husband and went to live with her parents in Hertfordshire. Their local, single-handed GP had undergone a leg amputation for cancer sarcoma and needed a part-time partner. At the interview he was hopping around on a pylon as he didn’t find his artificial limb helpful,

Although he’ll have known how useless they were when he and his colleagues distributed them to patients.

and he was pleased to find her: together they had two legs. General practice in 1955 was diverse and demanding: people gave birth at home, patients distrusted hospitals,

With good reason. Even Rosemary came to grief at their hands.

and hospitals didn’t want patients aged over 60.

My how things haven’t changed.

She was also medical officer to the RAF at Bovingdon.

Rosemary will have been witness/party to yet more wrongdoing there.

She moved on in 1960, becoming Assistant County Medical Officer for Hertfordshire and part-time paediatrician in Watford. Here, she said, she learned the importance of properly integrated medical and social services

The integration of those services oiled the wheels of organised abuse. Hence social worker Barbara Kahan and her Top Doc husband were able to become a double act.

and spent an academic term at the Institute of Child Health in London… 

Malpractice and abuse had become sufficiently embedded by then that the people teaching in such institutions – as on ‘psychiatry courses’ – were in on it…

She soon realised that all hospitals had basic architectural needs, such as the width of corridors and the gizmo in the panel at the bedheads, and designed basic modules that could be incorporated into every hospital, which cut down on architect bills and meant that the best designs were repeated everywhere.

The best designs which had to be replaced by hospitals of different designs because Rosemary’s best designs weren’t that good. Rosemary wasn’t a builder or an architect, so it is not entirely surprising that the best designs were later scrapped. I was told a curious tale some time ago, of the Top Docs at Ysbyty Gwynedd having a say in the design of the Hergest Unit. Being the Top Docs they all fought among themselves, but eventually Hergest was built. As the Hergest Unit sunk under the allegations of patient abuse and the death rate soared, the gang maintained that the building was at fault, it was All Wrong and Always Had Been. That is not what was said when the Hergest was built, it was the Top Docs’ pride and joy, people were given conducted tours and photos appeared in the press. The abuse at Denbigh was blamed on the building. The abuse at Tawel Fan was blamed on the building. Where had the staff at the Hergest and Tawel Fan been recruited from? Denbigh. Where the building ran a trafficking ring and illegally arrested the victims and then locked them inside of itself.

Milton Keynes was the first modern hospital to be built de novo: entire teams of medical, nursing and ancillary staff had to start from scratch on the same day. The new town was also a marvellous opportunity to build a health service that started from the patients and GPs, with community services and hospitals to support them in an inverted pyramid, rather than working from the top downwards.

Wasn’t Milton Keynes famous for its anomie and thus it was a case of Never Again? Decades down the line, Fungus Lowe was reaping the rewards though.

Rue persuaded the government to fund this by cutting the budgets of the London teaching hospitals, arguing logically that they were having to tout for patients as the capital’s population decreased.

The only way that a Lady Doctor with family responsibilities, a severe disability and a career history like Rosemary’s could have nabbed the dosh destined for the London teaching hospitals would be in the event of Rosemary having some really top class dirt on some top class people…

In Oxford, she had been the first regional medical officer to recognise the public health threat of Aids and to insist that no blood was given for transfusion unless it had undergone the newly developed test for the virus…

So DAME Rosemary knew what Lord Glenarthur had done just before AIDS was flagged up as a public health risk and DAME Rosemary made a point of covering her arse.

…she recently argued that the reason that the Sars respiratory virus outbreak had been effectively stopped was that the director-general of the World Health Organisation, Gro Harlem Brundtland, was public-health trained.

Wasn’t the reason for the non-epidemic of SARS that the predictions were hopelessly inaccurate because fundamental errors were made? I don’t think that anyone stopped the SARS epidemic, it just didn’t happen as expected. If Gro was the person responsible, why did Gro miss so many other public health risks?

She was elected to Fellowship of all the medical college…

The Dame had them all by the knackers.

She was a founding Fellow of Green College, Oxford

Of which Dafydd’s enormous umbrella Lord John Walton, the Bastard of Newcastle-upon-Tyne – whom the Dame knew – was Warden, 1983-89. See previous posts.

and she was awarded the Jenner medal of the Royal Society of Health. She wrote papers on ward design, women in medicine, general practice, community hospitals, and individuals requiring security.

The Dame was probably personally advising Dafydd’s gang on the security required by me, it is certainly not impossible. Particularly with Professors Mark Williams and Tom Burns being given Chairs in Cunning at Oxford University after finding out what Dafydd was up to and had done to me in particular. See previous posts…

In an era when many doctors were suspended,

Top Docs are rarely suspended

usually for whistle-blowing

Except for whistleblowers

Rue suspended only one, a man who was subsequently imprisoned for sexually assaulting children…

In the light of how many Top Docs were involved in a huge trafficking ring with which the Dame worked and kept quiet about, I suggest that someone reopens the case of this Top Doc who was imprisoned. He could well have been fitted up by the Dame, in the way that a series of attempts were made by people known to the Dame to fit me up for very serious offences which would have seen me in prison for years had the efforts of Dafydd et al not constantly blown up in their faces as a result of their own fuckwittery. If a ‘service’ has been colonised by serious organised crime, it will not be the criminals who are convicted, it will be those whom the criminals want to ensure will never be listened to again. One very effective way of dong that is to fit them up for sexual assaults on children. It was done in north Wales and I know of cases. It was/is the MO of Dafydd’s gang, but it was difficult for them to do that with me because I’m female and I don’t look gruesome and wear a shell suit a la Vicky Pollard, so other allegations had to be made.

She was respected and loved,

Translate as ‘loathed, but she could really cause us problems…’

and always understated her achievements.

Which is why she was called DAME.

After her retirement in 1988, she was President of the BMA for a year, Vice-President of the Alzheimer’s Society, Chairman of the Wyndham Housing Association in Oxford and of the Margaret Pyke Trust, which is concerned with family planning and sexual health.

Understating her achievements all the way, as the DAME made the tea and emptied the bins. Why am I not surprised that the Dame was concerned with family planning and sexual health at a time when police investigations were beginning right across the country into sex abuse rings targeting kids in care? A Lady Doctor who had dedicated her career to Empowering other Wimmin! Who had some very unsavoury colleagues that she never raised any concerns about, although she knew the sort of things that they did because one of them punched an Indian man in the face for daring to have sex with a White Lady. I have known a lot of Lady Doctors of the Dame’s ilk. They are called ‘accessories’. Their role as accessories was known to the police but no patients were warned.

 

Chitra ‘became the first woman and first South Asian (“Asian” in British English) to head the BBC’. It’s just as well that Chitra’s wiki entry explains that South Asians are ‘Asians’ in British English, because now the other Trustees can do what Ruth Deech did to Merfyn when he stated that the BBC shouldn’t deal in racial or ethnic stereotypes; Ruth banged on about how when Ruth thinks of Wales she thinks of chapels, valleys, singing, Snowdonia and those Welsh women’s hats which are like witches hats with the top cut off, which were never worn by any mainstream Welsh women, they were an invention – along with the rest of the Welsh women’s national dress – of Lady Llanover, who insisted that her servants dressed up in that gear. However, plastic versions of the hats can be purchased from the shops in Rhyl in the summer if Ruth Deech would like one. Ruth Deech got her Welsh stereotypes muddled up, they were an interesting mix of north, south and west Wales. So I need to warn the BBC that ‘Asian’ covers Chinese people as well as people like Chitra.

Baroness Ruth Deech wearing the National Dress of Gresham Professors of Law:

 

Chitra was born in Madurai – not in China Ruth!! – and has lived in the UK since 1972. She was educated at Ewart School, Madras and Christian Medical College and Hospital, Vellore, qualifying as a Top Doc before moving to the UK in 1972. Between 1981 and 2000, Chitra was consultant clinical haematologist at Belfast City Hospital and was Deputy Director of the N Ireland Blood Transfusion Service. She was elected to the GMC in 1999 where she served on a number of panels including Chair of the Fitness to Practise Adjudication Panels.

In the early 1970s, the GMC allowed Dr Morris Fraser, a paedophile child psychiatrist to continue practising. Fraser later sexually assaulted children. Fraser was involved with Kincora Boys’ Home and then left N Ireland to work at Springfield Hospital (the mental health unit linked to St George’s Hospital Medical School) and UCL. Chitra was working as a Top Doc in the UK when the GMC let Fraser practice, although Chitra was not on the GMC at the time.

Chitra was on the GMC and concerned with Fitness to Practice hearings when I made complaints to the GMC about Dr Tony Roberts of the Hergest Unit and his colleague Dr Andy Jones. Roberts had ordered my key worker off of my case against both my and the key worker’s wishes and had appointed himself my Top Doctor although I told him clearly that I did not want him as a Top Doctor. Roberts ordered every other Top Doc not to treat me. In response to me phoning the out of hours GP service one night, the GP contacted the service and ordered them to do ‘Do Nothing’, although the GP had told Roberts that I was ‘suicidal ++++’. I didn’t receive that documentation until years later, all I knew was that a very nice Lady Doctor (yes she was nice amazingly enough) had told me that she would make enquiries and do her best to help but when I phoned back later as requested, a Rude Bastard answered, told me ‘she’s not here, she’s gone, good bye’ and slammed the phone down on me. I now have the documentation compiled by the Rude Bastard. He documented that I had ring back and he had told me that the other GP wasn’t available – although she was just leaving the building when I rang – and that I could always contact Tony Roberts and that the ‘call was then over’. The Rude Bastard is a lay preacher as well as a GP in the Caernarfon area.

While under Tony Roberts’s ‘care’ I was violently assaulted by three healthcare assistants and an Angel and injured. I was prevented from reporting the assault to the police and was kept in a locked ward until the bruises faded. I was then arrested on the orders of Roberts for ‘threatening to kill’ an NHS manager. Eight NHS staff perjured themselves but the charges were withdrawn on the first day of my trial nearly two years later, by which time I had lost my home and my job.

Tony Roberts’s colleague Andy Jones had been my neighbour for a number of years. I knew Andy to be violent and that his previous partner had left him because of this, taking their son and had denied Andy access to him. Andy had remarried and had two young children. Tony Roberts told me that as well as Roberts being my doctor, Andy would be as well. I told Roberts that I did not want Andy as my doctor and furthermore Andy had been my neighbour for years, he couldn’t be my doctor. Roberts quacked at me that Andy was my doctor whether I wanted it or not and waddled off. I later found out that Andy had documented upon my records that I had set fire to the hospital. I have never set fire to anywhere.

I subsequently made representation to the GMC – while Chitra was sitting on it – about Roberts and Andy. The GMC wrote to Ysbyty Gwynedd and received a letter from Keith Thomson, the CEO of the NW Wales NHS Trust telling them that he had no concerns about Roberts or Andy and that I had made ‘outrageous allegations’ about the staff. The GMC refused to investigate. Years later my lawyer found a forged document in the possession of the GMC purporting to be a letter from me about Roberts and Jones. See post ‘The General Medical Council and Yet Another Forged Document’.

Andy Jones subsequently left his job at Ysbyty Gwynedd after he attacked his wife so violently that she was sectioned as a result of her distress. His children were taken into care on the grounds of serious neglect. I was told by a neighbour that Andy was working as a Top Doc in the US. Andy was finally removed from the Medical Register years later not long before I left Wales, after I told a GP that I knew about Andy’s violence and I knew that he had now lost access to three of his children because of it, that I had documentation demonstrating that the GMC and Ysbyty Gwynedd had known that he was violent and a danger to patients for years and that I would publish this. The GP told me that he would ring the GMC himself.

Ysbyty Gwynedd knew that Andy was unsuitable for employment before he went to Guy’s to begin his medical degree. He spent a year working as a porter at Ysbyty Gwynedd and during that time he was caught on a number of occasions having sex with other staff on hospital premises, during working hours. Andy’s brother worked in the Dept of Psychology at Bangor University and he knew Dafydd. I have been told that Andy was given that place at Guy’s in yet another ‘deal’ to buy the silence of people who knew what had happened to me back in the 1980s re Gwynne the lobotomist and Dafydd.

As for Tony Roberts, so many of his female patients killed themselves that it showed up as a statistical outlier; the highest rate of suicide among women in England and Wales outside of Camden. No-one could understand it because it was a rural area without the usual indicators for suicide. Except that Tony fucking Roberts was there. I was told by another mental health professional that Roberts was incapable of recognising illness or depression in women, he just told them all that they had borderline personality disorders and refused to treat them. They killed themselves in great numbers. Roberts was clinical director of the Hergest Unit. The death rate soared, there were complaints made to the Secretary of State for Wales and patients were even found dead on the wards. Still Roberts was not investigated.

Two very dangerous men Chitra. As a former President of the Medical Women’s Federation while there were demands for a public inquiry into the abuse of children in north Wales and while Dafydd and the gang perjured themselves, forged documentation and planted evidence in their efforts to have me imprisoned, could you explain why a few years later you popped you dreadful little head up at the GMC, where ONCE MORE you protected two members of a trafficking gang?

In 1996 – the year that William Hague announced the Waterhouse Inquiry – Bharucha moved into positions in the media industry, serving on the BBC Broadcasting Council for Northern Ireland until 1999. Chitra was there until just before Ronnie Waterhouse published the cover-up into the North Wales Child Abuse Scandal, which was linked to the abuse at Kincora Boys’ Home. In April 2001 Chitra was appointed as the N Ireland member of the Independent Television Commission, where she served until December 2003 when the ITC was subsumed into Ofcom and she became a member of the ASA Council in November 2004.

There’s nothing like a safe pair of hands is there Chitra?

In April 2002, Bharucha was appointed Chair of the Advisory Committee on Animal Feedingstuffs for the Food Standards Agency. I really don’t think that Chitra should even be let loose with the animals’ grub. She hasn’t got a very sound track record where Risk Assessment is concerned has she. Chitra is probably the person who OK’d the feeding of dead chickens ground up and mixed with other feed to be fed to chickens and similar practices.

In 2006 Chitra was appointed Lay Member of the Review Body for Judicial Complaints. Surely the appointment of Chitra as the first Woman Top Doc who is a Law Lord cannot be far away?

In October 2006, Bharucha was appointed as Vice Chairman of the BBC Trust. She was to be the Deputy to Michael Grade, the then BBC Chairman. Grade resigned soon after the formation of the Trust on 1 November 2006 and Bharucha became the Acting BBC Chairman, a position that she held until Sir Michael Lyons took over the Chairmanship on 1 May 2007. Bharucha stood down from her role as Vice Chairman of the Trust on 31 October 2010.

In the summer of 1985, Michael Grade and his mate Samuel Brittan, Leon Brittan’s brother, demanded that my friend’s head should roll when she was working at the Edinburgh Fringe’s box office and she refused to do a fiddle to bag Samuel Brittan a ticket and accommodation after the tickets had sold out and all accommodation was fully booked. Leon Brittan was Home Secretary at the time and Brown, I and our friends were under surveillance by the security services, because by that time, my battles with Dafydd’s gang had got out of hand. My friend’s mum and dad had been giving me advice re Dafydd’s gang, because they were health and social care professionals themselves. Then along came Michael Grade… My friend and the man whom she later married did begin careers in the media but they found gangsters after them and they were both forced out of the media in the early 1990s. See previous posts eg. ‘The Turn Of The Screw’. My friends had been at Stirling University with Jack McConnell, who later became FM of Scotland, who I have been told was behind much of the grief that my friends received. See previous posts.

Gordon Brown is pals with Jack McConnell and has been for years. Gordon was very nice to Jack, although he really hated some of Jack’s militant mates. See previous posts. Gordon Brown is married to Sarah, who was previously Sarah Macaulay. Sarah met Gordon via her PR company Hobsbawm Macaulay Communications, which did a lot of work for the Labour Party and trade unions. Sarah established Hobsbawm Macaulay with her friend from Camden School for Girls, Julia Hobsbawm. Julia’s dad Eric was a Marxist historian who, although a Commie himself, supported the Labour Party and unbelievably, the Windbag. Julia ended up as a friends of the PM’s wife! The Hobsbawm’s main residence was in Camden, but they had a second home in Croesor in Gwynedd. Croesor was the centre of the Welsh Bloomsbury Set, a group of radicals, activists on the left and intellectuals who had second homes in the area throughout the middle years of the 20th century. They congregated there because of the presence of Sir Clough Williams-Ellis, who’s wife Amabel was a member of the Strachey family and of course the presence of Bertrand Russell nearby. The main residences of the Welsh Bloomsbury Set were usually in London, often Camden. See posts g. ‘The Village’, ‘The Vermin Club’ and ‘Captain Swing And His Crew’.

The Welsh Bloomsbury Set knew what Gwynne and Dafydd were up to and a number of them made use of their services. Some of them were involved with sexual exploitation and abuse themselves and many more were protecting people who were because they were their friends or relations. They were able to do this very effectively because so many of them were influential well-connected people, including Top Docs, analysts, politicians, writers, journos, lawyers etc.

Merfyn Jones, who later became VC of Bangor University, grew up in the area and his parents ran a pub, the Brondanw Arms, which they rented from Sir Clough’s estate. See previous posts. Merfyn had witnessed Dafydd and Gwynne’s reign of terror at first hand and knew what it was all about: the Westminster Paedophile Ring. That is the reason why so many of those we know and love had a problem with Merfyn.  Now fuck off gwerin, Top Doctors, Miranda, Gordon and everyone else who threw mud at Merfyn and helped hound him out of public life, you have been party to the most dreadful criminality past and present and it has now been exposed on this blog. That is what you get for coming after me you bastards, don’t ever try it again. I’m not as polite as Merfyn and furthermore I spent years witnessing the crimes of your powerbase – the Top Doctors. And then I got my paws on 10,000 documents detailing an even greater conspiracy that I realised…

I’m digging into the Hutton Inquiry at the moment Miranda. I note that the trouble all kicked off when Merfyn was a BBC Guv’nor and gave me that place to do a PhD at Bangor University…

You are a metropolitan twat Miranda, don’t ever underestimate a bumpkin or a sheepshagger…

 

Baroness Ilora Finlay was the President of the Medical Women’s Federation, 2001-02. The Baroness was also appointed President of the BMA in 2014, when the Macur Review, the cover-up of the cover-up which was the Waterhouse Inquiry, began.

Ilora Gillian Finlay, Baroness Finlay of Llandaff, (born 23 February 1949) is an Independent crossbencher in the Lords. Ilora is the only daughter of Professor Charles Beaumont Benoy Downman. Professor Charles Downman was a Prof of Physiology at London University, who served in the RAMC, completed his PhD at Tommy’s and held senior academic posts at the Royal Free Hospital.

Ilora married Andrew Yule Finlay in 1972, with whom she has two children. She is a past President of the Royal Society of Medicine, just like the Bastard of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Ilora is a Professor of Palliative Medicine at Cardiff University School of Medicine and consultant at the Velindre Cancer Centre in Cardiff. Cardiff University, particularly the School of Medicine, formerly known as the Welsh National School of Medicine, has for decades concealed serious criminality, including Dafydd’s gang and George Thomas’s sex offending. The two Mr Bigs at Cardiff who concealed organised sexual abuse were Professor Sir William Asscher, who was called to cover the crap at St George’s when Professor Oliver Brooke, their lead paediatrician, was jailed for child porn in 1986 (see post ‘Oliver!’) and Professor Kenneth Rawnsley, Prof of Psychological Medicine at Cardiff. Rawnsley’s wife Dr Elinor Kapp was a child psychiatrist who also concealed organised abuse. See previous posts.

Tony Francis trained with Rawnsley and I have been told that Tony Francis and Baroness Ilora knew each other. Ilora bagged her peerage in 2001, the year following the publication of the Waterhouse Report. That was also the year in which LADY Finlay was appointed President of the Medical Women’s Federation!

Baroness Finlay was appointed a consultant in 1987, the year in which Dafydd, Tony Francis et al hatched an elaborate plan to frame me and have me imprisoned shortly after the June 1987 General Election, but it unravelled when a police officer and nursing officer didn’t tell as many lies as were required (see post ‘Hey, Hey, DAJ, How many Kids Did You Kill Today?’). In 1987 Lord Chief Justice Geoffrey Lane took pity on Oliver Brooke and ordered Ollie’s early release from prison, just before the General Election (see post ‘Oliver!’). Finlay was named Welsh Woman of the Year, 1996-97. Women who’ve helped the paedophile gang often bag that award, it went to Professor Judy Hutchings one year, a clinical psychologist who spent years working with Dafydd’s gang and invented a parenting programme, ‘Incredible Years’, which was yet another way that people who were suffering at the hands of the gang could be blamed for their own problems. See previous posts.

In 2008 Finlay secured the ‘Woman Peer of the Year’ award. I expect Ruth Deech has won that as well. It’ll be the Baroness of Ely’s turn soon.

The Baroness Finlay has not been able to explain why palliative care is still so bad, including in Cardiff, what with her having been a Professor of it for such a long time. As for the Velindre Centre, that was a favourite destination of the meathead Rhodri Morgan for his photo opps, ‘ooh here’s Rhodri with the Angels and Docs at the Velindre Centre!’ Previous posts discuss some of the less well-publicised problems re the Velindre Centre.

In 2003 the Baroness proposed a bill to ban smoking in public buildings in Wales, three years before it was eventually implemented. The Baroness, Mark Drakeford and Julie Morgan, Rhodri’s wife, all have a big problem with other people smoking. Smoking isn’t a good idea, but I do wish that the Baroness, Julie and Drakeford, all of whom worked with people involved with sexual abuse and exploitation and serious criminality, would become as exercised about that as they did about smoking.

In 2007, Lady Finlay introduced a private members bill seeking to change the current system of organ donation from ‘opt in’ to ‘opt out’. Wales has now adopted the ‘opt out’ system, which as I have discussed previously on the blog has a terrifying potential in a nation with an endemically corrupt NHS staffed by people involved with serious organised crime. 

In March 2010, Baroness Finlay sponsored the Sunbeds (Regulation) Bill as it reached the House of Lords for scrutiny. With just weeks before the forthcoming General Election, Baroness Finlay took the MP Julie Morgan’s private members bill through its final stages, to Royal Assent. Rhodri boasted about this in his autobiography, he thinks it’s why Lilibet was so impressed with Julie on the day that they met Lilibet when Lilibet did her ‘Have you come far?’ bit. ‘Only from south Wales, where the Baronesses Finlay and of Ely live like Royalty, along with the Morgans, while everyone else is in’t shoebox in’t middle of t’road being lectured about fucking sunbeds, while the Top Docs preside over the worst mortality rates in Europe, run a trafficking gang and flog class A drugs.’

Baroness Finlay is a Co-chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Carbon Monoxide Group, which brings together parliamentarians committed to tackling CO poisoning. Lady Finlay also Chairs the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Dying Well, which promotes palliative care… Her pal Tony Francis was one of the lead consultant psychiatrists in a region with one of the highest rates of suicide in the UK.

Finlay is a Vice President of Marie Curie (an organisation with a serious work-place bullying problem), Patron of the Trussell Trust’s foodbank network in Wales – Wales has some of the highest poverty levels in the UK, but the Baroness, the Morgans and the Francis’s haven’t experienced this themselves – and the Motor Neurone Disease Association. Ilora Finlay is also Patron of Student Volunteering Cardiff. She was a Founding Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales, a collection of pompous paedophiles’ friends who bestow honours upon each other and is a Member of its inaugural Council. Ilora is Patron of the charidee Students for Kids International Projects. In 2017, she was appointed one of two Patrons of the Royal Microscopic Society, the other being fellow member of the Lords, Baroness Brown of Cambridge. 

In March 2015, Finlay was awarded the Grassroots Diplomat Initiative Honouree for her ‘vigorous championing’ to improving the care of dying patients. The ironies never stop. Did Finlay hear about the circumstances under which Ann Clwyd’s husband died in the University Hospital in Cardiff? Ann Clwyd and her husband were Of Dafydd as well, even they don’t get a dignified death now that Dying is the remit of Ilora Finlay. 

The Baroness’s old friend Tony Francis killed himself in 2012, after Operation Pallial re-opened the investigation into the North Wales Child Abuse Scandal. I was told that he hung himself. So the Baroness of Palliative Care didn’t ensure that Francis went out painlessly or with dignity then…

 

Now for the Lady Doctor who served as President of the Medical Women’s Federation, 1966-67, back when Dafydd’s mate Sir Kenneth Robinson was Minister of Health and  also working cheek by jowl with Dafydd in MIND and undoubtedly knew that his Ministry was facilitating a paedophile/trafficking ring. It was Josephine Barnes.

Dame Alice Josephine Mary Taylor Barnes (18 August 1912 – 28 December 1999), was the first female president of the BMA, 1979-80. That was the year in which Dafydd illegally imprisoned Mary Wynch. Mary sued, she won, her case made legal history and there was not a word from a Top Doctor, Lady, Man or Hermaphrodite.

Josephine Barnes was born in 1912, the eldest of five. She was born in Sheringham, Norfolk and educated at Oxford High School and Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford University. Barnes then studied medicine at UCL. When WW II started Barnes was appointed to a post at the Samaritan Hospital. From 1947 she ran a mobile obstetric team from UCH. Barnes was the first woman consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist at Charing Cross Hospital, appointed in 1954. Her colleagues in the Dept of Psychiatry there were part of the trafficking ring and also did some terrible things in the Gender Identity Clinic (see previous post). Barnes will have known about the GIC clinic not only because it was famous, but because of the overlap with gynaecology.

Barnes was also Chairman of the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Hospital Appeal Trust, President of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (known since 1994 as the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Women’s Health), 1977-95 and President of the Royal British Nurses’ Association.

Top Doctors are often to be found heading organisations of healthcare professionals who are not Top Docs, which is curious because these professional groups are hostile to each other. I suspect that the presence of a Top Doctor is welcomed because they have a lot more clout than Angels, but the downside is that the Top Doc would then start calling the shots… The Bastard of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Dafydd’s friend and protector Lord John Walton, had nothing but contempt for anyone who was not a Top Doc but he acquired high office with the occupational therapists professional association. Walton arrived in that position when it was clear that the one whistleblower employed in the NHS in Gwynedd was not going to be intimidated out of his job; that whistleblower was a senior occupational therapist. He developed MS and found that the neurologist at Ysbyty Gwynedd was hostile and worse than useless. John Walton was a neurologist, neurosurgeon and a psychiatrist. John Walton knew Gwynne the lobotomist and Walton really will not have wanted anyone at all working in north Wales who was listening to patients and raising concerns. The whistleblowing occupational therapist was presenting a problem in Gwynedd, because he had a different line manager who was not Of The Gang, so the Bastard arrived at the top of the whistleblower’s professional association, no doubt waiting for a complaint of professional misconduct that was under development…

Between 1995 and 1996, Barnes was President of the History of Medicine Society at the Royal Society of Medicine. My post ‘The Wrong Set’ discussed how Top Doctors involved with colleagues who were facilitating abuse or indeed doing so themselves, began turning themselves into Historians of Medicine when police investigations were being launched into the organised child abuse in the 1980s. Dafydd’s colleagues in north Wales began rewriting history in the early 1990s. I note that Barnes became President of the History of Medicine Society the year that her colleagues at St George’s Geoffrey Chamberlain and Malcolm Pearce were in the media again. This was as a result of the research fraud scandal in which they had been previously named resulting in Malcolm appearing before the GMC and being struck off in the summer of 1995. Chamberlain’s name was on the journal article of lies as well, but Chamberlain wasn’t even investigated by the GMC, he gave evidence against Malcolm.

Chamberlain was friends with Sir George Pinker, the Royal Gynaecologist who delivered William and Harry and had celebs as his patients including Cilla, so Chamberlain couldn’t appear before the GMC. Josephine Barnes knew Chamberlain and Oinker. When Chamberlain retired from the NHS in 2000, he was given a job at Swansea University – Chamberlain was posh Welsh, he went to Llandaff Cathedral School – lecturing in the History of Medicine. Just in time for the publication of the Waterhouse Report… Rhodri Morgan’s family effectively ran Swansea University… See previous posts.

Then:

Photograph portrait of Josephine Barnes. Wellcome L0004409.jpg

Years Later:

Appearing on TV discussion programme ‘After Dark’ in 1997. Arrogant sneer and glare still intact…

Josephine Barnes was also a Friend of the English Pocket Opera Company and a Guardian of Westminster Abbey. She was a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, the Royal College of Surgeons of England and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, of which was she sometime Vice-President.

Josephine Barnes’s obituary appears on the Royal College of Physicians ‘Lives of the Fellows’ online:

b.18 August 1912 d.28 December 1999
DBE(1974) BA Oxon(1934) MA BM BCh(1937) FRCS(1939) DM(1941) FRCOG(1952) FRCP(1967) Hon FRCPI(1977) Hon MD Liverpool(1979) Hon DSc Leicester(1980) Hon MD Southampton(1981) Hon DSc Oxon(1990) Hon FRCOG(1994)

Dame Josephine Barnes ranked among the leading obstetricians and gynaecologists of her generation. Outstanding clinical credentials and drive took her to a top teaching hospital appointment, against the grain of male selection, in the 1950s.

It won’t just have been outstanding clinical credentials, Barnes really will have been ruthless and insensitive to have withstood the aggro.

A combination of expertise, glamour and fine advocacy of better women’s reproductive health care soon led to national celebrity,

It was because she was a young woman working in that field, a novelty.

while on the international stage she became a renowned contributor to gynaecological academies and conferences. In 1979 she became the 139th, and first woman, president of the British Medical Association. Membership of three national committees of inquiry further added to her stature.

Josephine was a safe pair of hands. She was at daggers drawn with many colleagues and received no favours from them as a young doctor, but she was never ever going to break ranks and risk the very dangerous ship sinking.

Her fine teaching of clinical students at Charing Cross Hospital Medical School, London, was as meticulous as her surgery and the basis of influential textbooks. It is said that she operated with the incisiveness of Beecham beginning a Schubert symphony.

Top Docs love making comments like this. It reminds them that they are not just Clever Doctors, but they are Cultured as well. Excuse me while I read my latest ‘Take a Break’.

Josephine Barnes had a warm pride in her Yorkshire ancestry. In industriousness, she identified closely with an impressive line of Taylor forebears from which her mother emanated. Her great grandfather, John Francis Taylor, had been a captain of Victorian commerce in York, a founding director of a bank and insurance company, and pioneering chairman of York’s gas and electricity companies. To this family, her mother, Alice Mary née Ibbotson, one of the earliest women accorded fellowship of the Royal College of Organists, added musical distinction.

A Grand Family with loyalties to Savile Central.

Brought up in Exeter, Scarborough and Oxford, the first of five children, Josephine Barnes attended schools along the path of her father’s, the Reverend Walter W Barnes’, Methodist ministry.

Read eg. ‘There’s Methodism In This Madness’ and ‘Come, Friendly Bombs’ for discussion of the Methodist network which was involved in the Westminster Paedophile Ring, particularly the Wales arm of it… Not all Methodists were involved, as with Top Docs some will have been horrified, but like medicine, it was group identity and reputation at stake.

Within the exceptional, self-directed learning ambience of Oxford High School for Girls in the 1920s, she took up science, decided on a career in medicine and rejected her family’s long-treasured Methodism stretching back to Wesley.

She will have still been loyal to them even if she wasn’t a practising Methodist.

The hockey skills that were to bring her three Oxford blues also began to develop. As a medical student at Oxford she read natural sciences, before transferring to University College Hospital (UCH) Medical School, London, for clinical training. The beginnings of her surgical career were in the Oxford anatomy department and the tuition of dissection demonstrator Alice Carleton, which propelled her to the primary fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons at 22.

Having trained in surgery at Oxford, Barnes will have known Sir Charles Evans, the Top Doc who served as Principal of UCNW for the best part of 30 years until 1984. See post ‘Meet The Gwerin!’

First class honours in physiology at Oxford and a Goldschmid scholarship for clinical studies added to this early distinction. Fastidious commitment distinguished her medical school career at UCH. Intent on becoming a first-rate clinician and aware of the gender bias then operating against women in medicine, she strove to outclass male contemporaries. But it was not all work and no play: she still managed to read two novels a week, play hockey for a London University team and sing with the London Philharmonic Choir, occasionally under the direction of Sir Thomas Beecham and once under the German musician and composer, Wilhelm Furtwängler.

Barnes will have been able and hardworking, but when she trained, medicine was definitely not as onerous for students as it later became.

She accumulated clinical competence on the firms of Sir Francis Walshe, Sir John McNee, Wilfrid Trotter, Julian Taylor and Clifford White. These were the 1930s – heydays of UCH teaching. The brilliant young registrar Max Rosenheim (later Lord) assisted her early diagnostic skills. Assisting him, she watched “the miraculous first use of Prontosil at UCH”.

Prontosil is Sulphonamide, one of the miracles that Beryl Corner used as detailed earlier in this post. Lord Max Rosenheim went to Shrewsbury School, which is where Sir Charles Evans the Principal of UCNW went to school, then to St John’s College Cambridge and then to UCH. Ronnie Waterhouse went to St John’s College Cambridge and was an enthusiastic networker among the alumni.

Josephine Barnes qualified in 1937, with UCH medals and prizes and keenly focused on a career in obstetrics and gynaecology, a disciple of “the finest tutor” of her training, Francis ‘F J’ Browne, the principal architect of modern hospitalised maternity care. She intended following Browne’s footsteps in advancing antenatal care and safety of childbirth.

The first steps were the trickiest. She ran into male prejudice at UCH in trying to secure the house officer appointments needed on the hospital career ladder. Her first application for a medical house job fell flat, and she needed to divert to the King Edward VII Hospital, Windsor, for surgical experience. Eventually, at UCH she was taken on to the firm of physicians Andrew Morland and John Hawksley and, as a result of Morland’s teaching, became interested in tuberculosis, leading to her 1941 Oxford DM research on TB and pregnancy. Finally, in the months leading up to the Second World War, she fulfilled her ambition to gain a house job in the obstetrics unit of the UCH and qualified MRCP.

She qualified FRCS in 1939 and, advised by the BMA, abandoned thoughts of military service to serve on ‘the home front’,

Even Josephine was being contained by the establishment to which she was so loyal.

filling in for hospital doctors who had been called up. She spent six months as a house surgeon at the Samaritan Hospital for Women, Marylebone, then six months as a resident medical officer at nearby Queen Charlotte’s Maternity Hospital, maintaining high quality maternity care amidst the worst horrors of the London Blitz.

No, the maternity care at the time wasn’t ‘high quality’, it was basic, there was a bloody war on.

She filled a vacancy in the Nuffield obstetrics and gynaecology department at Oxford’s Radcliffe Hospital in 1941, working as first assistant to Chassar Moir, the revered discoverer of ergometrine. In addition to surgical lists and teaching Oxford’s first intake of clinical students, she took charge of the emergency maternity annexe set up at Ruskin College for women evacuated from the industrial towns of the south coast. In this Oxford year she qualified as a member of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.

Securing the first assistant’s post at F J Browne’s professorial unit took her back to UCH at the beginning of 1942, where, with the staff depleted by military service, she also took took up registrar duties. Her career had begun gaining momentum of a kind possible only in wartime

Particularly for women. The blokes weren’t there to be given priority.

and, swept off her feet by junior UCH house officer Brian Warren, she added marriage to her CV in 1942, before his departure on Army service.

She was to combine marriage, motherhood, senior hospital appointments and research with renowned efficiency.

It wasn’t all a roaring success, as we shall see…

In 1942 she began a 500-case study of the credentials of pethidine as an obstetrics analgesic. Soon after becoming a mother, late in 1943, she embarked on a parallel study investigating and eventually contradicting the view that pregnancy increased women’s long-term risks of hypertension. She also inaugurated a UCH study of postnatal diuresis.

The years 1945 to 1947 were pivotal and career advancing. She slimmed down her commitments at UCH to take on locum consultant duties at the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Hospital, Marylebone, and appointments as visiting gynaecological surgeon at the Marie Curie Hospital, Hampstead, and Hospital for Women, Soho Square. In addition, she set up in private practice in Wimpole Street and began serving on national committees of the Family Planning Association and National Birthday Trust Fund, also as volunteer obstetrician to the Annie McCall Maternity Home charity in Stockwell.

Josephine Barnes will have treated patients who were the victims of sexual assault and abuse, including very young patients. She was also treating the privileged people who had colluded with this or had been party to it. Barnes was treating patients from across the whole spectrum of London life.

Jeffrey Archer worked as a fundraiser for the National Birthday Trust after he graduated from Oxford. See post ‘Tuppence and His Fragrant Wife’.

She also began forging links with obstetricians and gynaecologists on the Continent, with contributions to conferences in France, Belgium and Spain, and membership of the Société Française de Gynécologie in 1946, the first of many international academic bonds.

Her appointment as obstetrics and gynaecology consultant on the staff of the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Hospital in 1947 coincided with the retirement from UCH of her greatest mentor, F J Browne, and the arrival of C W C Nixon as professor, with whom she had a less satisfactory association. Nixon sacking her in 1953, to make way for a prestigious research associate, Cicely Williams of kwashiorkor fame, was a massive blow. This injustice Barnes, now a fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and mother of three, brilliantly transcended in becoming the first female consultant at London’s Charing Cross Hospital in 1954, “while the Nixon-Williams association yielded little”.

So Barnes, despite being so impressive, was kicked out unfairly and dealt with it in the way that people do when they know that they are dealing with a hideous system that is so loaded against them, indeed corrupt; she had a bloody good laugh at the lack of achievement at those who shafted her.

Good evening gwerin and Top Docs! I hope that you are enjoying my blog, which I am delighted to say has built up one hell of a readership…

With this teaching hospital appointment, Josephine Barnes joined the front-rank of obstetrics and gynaecology specialists and began a tour de force quarter century of colossal clinical distinction and eminent advocacy of better women’s reproductive welfare. In 23 years at Charing Cross she never had an operating death. She was a meticulous operator, “spilling little blood, needing little use of diathermy”. And throughout these years she continued on the staff of the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Hospital, which she would save from closure in the 1970s and as visiting surgeon at the Marie Curie Hospital, with additional lists at UCH, where she operated on private patients. The publicity her illustrious career attracted and the keen judgement she wielded made her a leading ambassador of family planning and she was an invaluable supporter of David Steel’s Abortion Bill of 1967.

David Steel’s success with his Abortion Bill was the result of the usual dirty dealing and blackmailing of Top Docs and politicians who had been involved in wrongdoing. The Top Docs didn’t back Steel’s bill out of the goodness of their hearts, most of them were still opposed to abortion in 1967, but some key Top Docs had their arms twisted and thus lent their support to the bill and ordered the minions to follow their lead. See previous posts…

She had seen too many victims of back street abortionists not to want legislative change, but, after successfully campaigning with the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists for termination to be within the first 24 weeks of pregnancy, would later regard this as six weeks too long. Her memoirs talk of massive discomfort in undertaking abortion at any stage.

Barnes might well have experienced massive discomfort in undertaking abortion, many Top Docs do. But Josephine Barnes knew that her colleagues at Tommy’s were performing illegal abortions on demand pre-1967 for a fee while turning away women without the money, knowing that those women would risk their lives with an illegal abortion;  she also knew that Sir Dugald Baird in Aberdeen was unlawfully aborting babies of low income families because he didn’t think that Poor People should breed. See previous posts.

She served on the Royal Commission on Medical Education, 1965-68, became an FRCP (a qualification denied her during the presidency of Lord Russell Brain)

Barnes did know that this was not a system based on merit or fair play.

and began long service on the boards of the Royal Free Hospital, the Medical Women’s Federation and Medical Defence Union

The Royal Free which was run by mates of Dafydd’s and offered Duncan Orme a place on the NHS management training scheme in return for his silence about Gwynne the lobotomist and the trafficking gang, which Orme had witnessed while he had been the SU Welfare Officer at UCNW in the mid-1980s (see previous posts). During the 1980s, there were public protests outside of the Royal Free by women who were so angry after their bad childbirth experiences there. There were many, many complaints.

The MDU who knowingly supplied Top Docs involved in very serious crime with advice as to how to prosecute their victims, even when it involved the Top Docs committing perjury and requesting the imprisonment of the victims of their criminality…

in addition to chairing the medical committees of the Marie Curie and Elizabeth Garrett Anderson hospitals, and examining for the universities of Oxford, London and Belfast, the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and Conjoint Board of Royal Medical Colleges. Examining took her to Africa, Australia and the Caribbean.

An international network. We’re the paedophiles’ friends and you can’t get us…

International travels, advising and lecturing, took her to more than 20 countries in the course of her long career, “in the interests of better women’s medical welfare”, while in Britain she built an incomparable record of commitment to sexual health charities and agencies in this field, including the Family Planning Association, Women’s National Cancer Control Campaign, and the National Associations of Family Planning Doctors, Family Planning Nurses, and Chartered Physiotherapists in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, over which she presided for 20 years.

Josephine Barnes knew about those trafficking rings. ‘We’re the paedophiles’ friends, we are absolutely everywhere, we control everything and if you begin to publish accounts of our wrongdoing, we’ll become historians and rewrite history.’

Before compulsory retirement from the NHS in 1977, when she felt at her peak and still managing 60 hour weeks, she served on the Lane Committee on the Working of the Abortion Act (from 1971 to 1973)

Barnes knew that until about 1990, all women in north Wales were being unlawfully refused NHS abortions by a conspiracy of Top Docs, who instead were happy to refer them on demand in return for a fee to a dangerous private abortionist in Chester. She knew that women who didn’t have the fee would be referred to Dafydd ‘for assessment’ and knew that they still wouldn’t be offered an NHS abortion. Barnes also knew where all those disappearing babies went. See eg. ‘It’s Bachman Turner Overdrive – Not Arf’.

Barnes kept schtum about these matters until she died, throughout every investigation, public inquiry and media debate.

had the honour of becoming a DBE and vice president of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in 1974, and only missed being elected president in the following year by one vote – “a moment of rare dejection”.

The President of the Royal College in 1974-75 was Sir Stanley Clayton. Clayton was one of the posh old Top Doctors of the genre who were always appointed President at the time. A few years later, Sir George Pinker, the Royal Gynaecologist, served as President. Josephine knew him as well as all the other posh old Top Docs of that era.

But the decade would close on a high note, when she became the first women president of the BMA, with membership of the Warnock Committee on In Vitro Fertilisation and Human Embryology following in its wake (1982 from 1984).

It is now clear that the Warnock Committee did not in any way protect patients from dangerous unscrupulous Top Docs. Mary Warnock had no idea of the sort of things that they were doing, but Dame Josephine knew. She just didn’t tell Mary Warnock. No-one ever asked why Dame Josephine hadn’t piped up when the scams and distressed patients began to emerge…

She continued in private practice until 1995, although delegating surgery from 1987, “a colossal wrench after a career spanning about 80,000 operations”. The deep satisfaction of fine surgery, like the immense joy of midwifery and successes of her children (Penny, Amanda and Anthony), helped overcome the hurt of a broken marriage. She was divorced in 1964 and her former husband went on to become a prestigious private practitioner and was knighted in 1974.

Dame Josephine’s ex was one hell of a Top Doc as we shall see. Her marriage was the first thing that didn’t live up to the Superwoman myth.

“A long life of clinical and social service, revealing to me every shade of what Balzac called the human condition, was a stunning privilege from end to end” is how Dame Josephine concluded her memoirs in 1999″

Social service to the most privileged members of society, including some involved in serious organised crime. A huge cheating exercise on their victims.

The Guardian’s obituary for Josephine was wonderful:

Dame Josephine Barnes, who has died at the age of 87, demurred at being called a feminist,

She would have probably given anyone who asked her if she was one a mouthful.

but devoted her vigorous and distinguished career to the cause of women’s medicine.

No, she devoted her career to the cause of her own career in medicine.

Her death robs us of a neatly built, ever courteous combatant for improved infant mortality, a woman’s right to choose abortion, contraception, and better cancer care for women.

Unless they lived in north Wales. Or were kids in care. Or psych patients. Or disabled. Or had little money. The cock-ups experienced by female private patients at the hands of some of London’s finest Top Docs also tells us that Josephine wasn’t always there to fight on behalf of well-to-do women.

Dame Josephine Barnes – a combatant for the rights of those who had more power than nearly anyone else on the planet!

Her firm belief that women should have their own hospital brought her from retirement to the forefront of a protest march to Downing Street, when Margaret Thatcher, whose party she supported, threatened to close the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson hospital, in north London.

The saga over the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson was, like the case of Wendy Savage, portrayed by the media as a Women’s Choice Battle. It was in reality, like Wendy Savage, a scrap between Top Doctors. See previous posts for an account of the battle over the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson.

She was born in Norfolk and christened with all the family names because her father, a Methodist minister, and her mother, a professional musician, did not expect to have more children. In fact, four siblings followed. Her family moved around the country, although she spent much time at vicarages in Yorkshire and Oxford.

Tony Francis came from Norfolk. My post ‘The Science of Animal Behaviour’ discusses the public figures in Norfolk – including Lord David Ennals – who were facilitating organised abuse in the county. Harold Wilson’s wife Mary was born in Norfolk, the daughter of a Congregationalist Minister (see post ‘Come, Friendly Bombs’).

She was educated at Oxford high school, after trying to run away from boarding school several times. After studying physiology at Oxford University, she completed her clinical training at University College Hospital, London, in 1937. It was here that Barnes decided to specialise in gynaecology, giving an inspiring professor, who encouraged her, credit for much of the zeal she went on to demonstrate.

She worked in a number of GP surgeries and hospitals before returning to head the obstetrics unit at UCH (1947-52) and became surgeon to the Marie Curie hospital (1947-67). On paper, her career appears to have progressed effortlessly, but her daughter, Amanda Warren, remembers her mother deducing that being a woman did seem to make things harder at times, although there was never the kind of anger at injustice that feminists voiced.

Josephine won’t have looked at the situation in a Polly Toynbee-esque way. She was a hard, unsympathetic woman who wanted a career in surgery/obs and gynae and consciousness raising will not have been on her radar. She will have been used to dreadful behaviour from her male colleagues, but she will have treated other people in that way herself. The matter of being a woman will only have come to the fore when she had children and physical factors intervened. Even being sacked by Old Gits will have just caused Barnes to take the view of ‘oh fuck you then, I’ll out perform you’.

The toughest obstacle she faced, she once remarked, was convincing her bemused parents that she wanted to be a doctor when she made the decision at the age of 13. It was thanks to the refusal of the British Medical Association (BMA) to take her for war service work that Barnes was able to continue studying long enough to take her FRCS finals, becoming one of the few women surgeons of her time and a role model for female medical students.

She won’t have thought of herself as a role model. She was a Top Doctor.

But, in fact, the war gave her – and other women, she claimed – great opportunities because the men had to go to fight, while women were left to do everything.

Josephine and some other professional women were indeed afforded career opportunities because of WW II. Other women worked as well, but even those who enjoyed their work and wanted to remain there found themselves under pressure to give their jobs up to the men when they returned from the war. Professional women were able to remain in their jobs and many of him had reached senior positions.

She spent much of the war period delivering babies and performing operations during the bombing of London. She later ran an obstetrics flying squad from UCH, a position which brought a conviction that babies should be born in hospital.

Top Docs of her generation always said that, because they saw mothers and babies die in front of them. That’s the bit that they didn’t tell the public. ‘My patient died and I could not save them.’ Chamberlain used to tell staff how as a young man, he watched a new mother bleed to death from a postpartum haemorrhage.

Simultaneously, her concern about infant mortality led her to take the chair of a steering committee for two state maternity surveys, set up between 1948 and 1970, which followed babies through their lives in an attempt to measure the impact on their development of premature birth and, particularly, social class.

Geoffrey Chamberlain was involved with similar work. The people involved with these maternity surveys knew about the dreadful stats and mortality rates for north Wales…

After the war, Barnes was offered a post at the women-only Elizabeth Garrett Anderson hospital, and stayed for 30 years, becoming a consultant after she reluctantly retired from the NHS, aged 67. She was an early campaigner for women’s abortion rights, joining the Abortion Law Reform Association, a position that brought a good degree of public disapproval. But when she believed something was right, she was not to be beaten down.

She later became involved with the issue of cancer screening and president of the Women’s National Cancer Control Campaign, continuing this involvement into her 80s.

Barnes knew that the public were being lied to about that as well.

She was made a DBE in 1974 and became the first woman president of the BMA in 1979.

She married fellow physician Brian Warren in 1942, and within a year their first child, Penny, was born. Amanda and a son, Anthony, followed. The couple were divorced in 1964. Because, when she had her first child, her parents were able to put her and the baby up, Barnes continued working. Likewise, she returned to work two weeks after Amanda was delivered by a difficult Caesarean. Commiserations at how painful it must have been to leave a small baby were swept away as she explained that she was looking forward to going back to work.

Wife, mother and Lady Doctor! Er, shouldn’t that just be ‘Lady Doctor?’

Barnes is remembered by one daughter as having shaped her children’s lives with a routine in which she played her part – conscientious and quick to help if there was a problem, but always busy and with very little free time for playing or just being with them. She was always clear that work was her priority, saying firmly that she wanted to “make herself useful in the outside world”. She reflected in an interview after her children had grown up that she did not believe she had been a good mother, or that she could have stayed at home.

She was a Lady Doctor.

The children were sent to boarding school

A Lady Doctor.

and even then there was only just time, Barnes observed, for her work and the immense list of committees and professional organisations to which she had belonged through the years.

A Lady Doctor working flat out.

In the early days of her career, Barnes went into slum houses to deliver the babies of women whose health during pregnancy had been badly neglected. It angered her to see how low a priority women’s health was, and it sparked a quiet but steely determination that she must do what she could to change the situation.

All Top Docs are obliged to do the Uncle Harry bit… While the Dafydd-blinkers remain firmly in place. Hundreds of women banged up in Denbigh. Josephine – Josephile?? – didn’t give a stuff.

It was this, rather than party politics – she was a Conservative and once considered standing for parliament, although when her husband chose to do so she canvassed for him instead – which made her passionately favour the NHS.

QUE???

It’s not as ludicrous as it sounds readers. The London medical schools are heaving with elitist, privileged Top Docs with dreadful attitudes towards the rest of the world but they are all Passionate About The NHS, even the ones like Josephine with huge private practices. Geoffrey Chamberlain loved the NHS. It gave him an excellent living, let him do exactly what he wanted and someone else was blamed every time that another bomb went off.

She saw that it could make a difference, particularly for women,because before it began men were insured but women did not get free treatment. She is remembered declaring angrily: “If a family was poor, the last thing it afforded was mum going to the doctor.”

There is a degree of truth there, but in most cases, if the family was poor, no-one could afford to go to the doctor. So why did most of Josephine’s colleagues oppose the creation of the NHS then?

Indeed, even in her mid-80s, and troubled with emphysema and other health problems, Barnes was quickly roused to passion and upset at what she saw happening to the health service.

They all are! It’s The Patients Who They Are Worried About! Anyone for Dafydd?

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In retirement, she lived in Notting Hill and continued running her long-established private practice, until ill-health meant she had to stop. But although she is remembered for the dedicated attention she gave to patients, she kept her own breast cancer scare in the early 1990s to herself.

Her children were shocked to find out about it only after she had been in hospital to have a benign lump removed. Barnes’s modesty was legendary, but she also had a great appetite for fun and an occasional dose of glamour. Her delight was evident recently when she was invited to tea with the Queen, and afterwards she was full of the conversation she had had with Prince Philip, who sat next to her – an exchange marred only by a dog under the table nibbling her toe.

Josephine was just so angry at what was happening to all the Poor People, especially the women. An anger best expressed by tea at the Palace.

She is remembered also roaring up country lanes in the open sports car she bought herself and drove – she took it for a trial circuit at Brands Hatch – until she gave up driving aged 85.

While thinking about all those Poor People.

Given her commitment to the rights of women to have their particular health needs taken seriously,

So that’s why there is just so much dissatisfaction with women’s healthcare and has been for such a long time…

Dame Josephine has been remarkably little noted as a heroine of the feminist movement, presumably because she did not align herself that way.

It might be because they would find it very difficult to mould a heroine acceptable to them out of Josephine. They had great trouble doing it with Thatch. Jane Hutt couldn’t retain any credibility by unveiling a plaque commemorating Josephine.

But however she chose to describe herself,

She was a Lady Doctor.

she did a great deal to demonstrate that a woman could get to the top of her male-dominated profession, and to improve the healthcare of women in general.

She demonstrated that one well-connected, very hard working extremely determined woman could, while she told as many lies about the ‘healthcare of women’ as her male colleagues did. At no time did Dame Josephine mention the War.

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Now here’s a fun thing, the obituary of Sir Brian Warren, Josephine’s ex-husband and the father of her children, as published in ‘The Independent’ on Aug 23, 1996. Just after William Hague announced the forthcoming Waterhouse Inquiry.

Brian Warren was one of the most prominent and fashionable London general practitioners of his day. It was his wit, warmth and no-nonsense wisdom (to which as his son-in-law for 15 years, I was privy) that made him so popular a doctor among his largely well-to-do patients, many of whom also inevitably became his lifelong friends.

Not least among them was Sir Edward Heath, who first became his patient as a young post-war Tory MP, and with whom Warren travelled the world a quarter of a century later as personal physician to the prime minister for four heady years. When Heath visited China in May 1974 it was his doctor and close friend whom he left behind to supervise the safe passage to London Zoo of two giant pandas, in the vain hope that they might breed in captivity.

Josephine’s husband was a friend of and Top Doc to Ted Heath! So Sir Brian concealed and colluded with organised abuse and could have answered those questions about Heath’s own activities; Warren undoubtedly knew everything that was happening…

Political soulmates, who differed only over Heath’s need to lose weight,
Good to know that Heath’s time as a disastrous PM, particularly with regard to N Ireland, was, in Sir Brian’s eyes, completely unproblematic, the biggest problem being Ted refusing to sign up for Fat Fighters.
prime minister and physician also shared a profound passion for music – happily symbolised during the Downing Street years by the after-dinner madrigals laid on by Warren’s other son-in-law, Martin Neary, organist and choirmaster of Winchester Cathedral, then Westminster Abbey.
Meanwhile Josephine became angrier and angrier about the plight of The Poor. Martin Gerard James Neary (born 28 March 1940) was Organist and Director of Music at Winchester Cathedral, 1972-88 and Organist and Master of the Choristers at Westminster Abbey, 1988-98. Neary read theology and music at Cambridge University. As the organist at Westminster Abbey, Neary was the musical director of the funeral service for Diana, for which he was appointed n LVO in 1998.

On 22 April 1998, Wesley Carr, the Dean of Westminster Abbey, dismissed Neary from his position at  Westminster Abbey on the grounds of gross misconduct regarding the finances of a company that he and his wife – Sir Brian and Dame Josephine’s daughter?? –  had set up to administer fees from concerts at the Abbey. Neary petitioned Lilibet, as Visitor of the Abbey, to resolve the dispute. Lilibet appointed Lord Charles Jauncey to be her Commissioner. Lord Jauncey determined that the summary dismissal was justified. The report also stated that Neary’s well recognised musical abilities and the hard work which he and his wife had done on behalf of the Abbey and the choir were not in question. So Neary and his wife were fiddling, but he’d done Di’s funeral and his father-in-law was Ted Heath’s Top Doctor and was involved with the Westminster Paedophile Ring, so no-one could be too rude about the Nearys.

  • The Martin Neary Singers recently made a nostalgic return to Downing Street at the dinner hosted by John Major in honour of Heath’s 80th birthday.
Sir Brian Warren, the Top Doc who hangs out with the PMs who concealed the Westminster Paedophile Ring… Including John Major who oversaw the massively rigged Waterhouse Inquiry, by which time Sir Brian had died, but Josephine was still appearing on TV.
 
Born in Toddington, Bedfordshire in 1914, the elder son of an East Anglian gentleman farmer, Warren inherited from his mother a lifelong love of the countryside in all its aspects. A countryman at heart, forced to live, work and garden primarily in the city, he could always identify the rarest bird and the most obscure flower. His knowledge of literature and music was as formidable, combining with his personal style to create an elegant gentleman of an unashamedly old school, proud of maintaining immaculate standards in every department of his life.
He might well have been a soldier or a politician rather than a general practitioner. From Bishop’s Stortford School he went to University College, London, to read History, only later transferring to Medicine at University College Hospital. At this time he met the talented young doctor whom he married in 1942, Josephine Barnes (now Dame Josephine, one of Britain’s most distinguished gynaecologists), with whom he had two daughters and a son. She was to be the first of Warren’s two wives; after their divorce in 1964 he married a fellow Westminster councillor, Anne Marsh, with whom he had two more sons before her untimely death in 1983.
Westminster City Council became notorious during the 1980s for endemic corruption, which reached its zenith under the leadership of Dame Shirley Porter. Readers might remember that Dame Shirley was caught bang to rights, fined millions and buggered off to live in Israel in order to evade paying the fine. Dame Shirley quietly returned to the UK a few years later.
The GLC and the Labour Party loathed Shirley Porter, but it didn’t matter how serious the corruption that was revealed, the Dame remained bulletproof. The Dame was a big fan of Thatch. As ever, none who desperately wanted to see the back of Dame Shirley would reveal the one thing that would have got rid of her: that Westminster City Council were colluding with the Westminster Paedophile Ring and had been for years. Before St George’s Hospital relocated to Tooting in 1980, it was located in the constituency of Westminster City Council. There was even a Councillor for St George’s ward. Not a word about the serious wrongdoing. A number of Westminster City Councillors were of course Top Doctors. One of them being Ted Heath’s personal physician.
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The majority of Warren’s distinguished war service, which earned him a mention in despatches, was spent on active service as medical officer to the 1st Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Among the first troops to enter Berlin in 1945, he was then transferred to Bonn as Deputy Director of Medical Services with the Guards Armoured Division.

There was probably quite a difference between Warren’s idea of a tumbledown house and most other people’s idea of a tumbledown house; the fact that it was in Belgravia is a bit of a giveaway. The Belgravia of St George’s Hospital, Sir Peter Morrison, the Duke of Westminster, Lord Lucan…
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Never too much of a health fanatic, he was more of a common-sense doctor, believing quite literally that a little of what you fancy does you good.
Dafydd takes the same view with his more privileged patients. Kiddie sex, class A drugs, anything goes…
His tirelessly sympathetic bedside manner also helped to turn demanding patients into friends.
They were Prime Ministers living in Belgravia, Warren wasn’t going to run out of sympathy with them, no matter how much they whinged on about minor symptoms. It must have been useful having PMs as his mates as well.
As well as Heath, his early patients included the then editor of ‘The Times’, Sir William Haley and other rising young Tories such as Enoch Powell.
This is looking rather worrying for Warren and his Lady Doctor wife and their children and spouses/ex-spouses who are still with us. Heath has been the subject of a major police investigation and no matter how much ‘The Daily Mail’ and the Torygraph insult the people who made allegations that Heath himself was a child abuser, Heath definitely did conceal some very, very serious crimes against children and others. As for Enoch, well even his biggest fans admitted that he was an odd, difficult man. Less sympathetic people have made serious allegations and whatever the truth with regard to those are, like Heath, Powell concealed serious crime and was persuaded by someone for some reason to leave Dafydd and Gwynne well alone. Brian Warren knew the full story.
With the arrival of the National Health Service in 1948, Warren’s political convictions led him to remain in private practice,
Warren was someone who opposed the NHS then, unlike his wife who was fuming at the plight of the Poor in their slums. Warren was the sort of Top Doc who so angered Uncle Harry, Julian Tudor-Spart and Dannie Abse. The Socialist Medical Association will have had a great deal of dirt on Warren, his wife and those Prime Ministers who were patients of Warren’s. They never uttered a word, although Warren was a Tory who opposed Nye’s creation.
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as well as running for Westminister City Council, which he served with distinction for 30 years, many as chairman of the health committee.
Er, remember that paedophile ring which was facilitated by St George’s staff, including Dame Josephine’s colleague Geoffrey Chamberlain?
Warren was a leading long-serving member of a Council notorious for its corrupt practices…
In 1959, after four years as a local councillor, he made his one attempt to become an MP, with an inevitably doomed assault on Marcus Lipton’s Labour stronghold in Brixton.
Previous posts have discussed how the Councillors and MPs in south London facilitated the partner gangs of Dafydd’s gang who were operating in south London, sending kids in care to north Wales children’s homes, who were then trafficked back down to London as rent boys/sex workers. Marcus Lipton was one of those who colluded with it. The south London ring was being facilitated in particular by Top Docs from St George’s, Springfield and the Maudsley Hospitals and Wandsworth, Southwark and Lambeth Borough Councils. Other hospitals and Councils were colluding.

By the 1970s, when his old friend Ted Heath was elected to Downing Street, Warren was already a familiar and popular figure at senior Tory gatherings.

Warren’s old mate had become PM! Warren’s boat had well and truly come in then.

On Heath’s first day in office, he was summoned to attend to a cigarette burn inflicted by a dissident in the crowd as the new Prime Minister arrived at Tory Central Office.

That must have been a trauma for old Ted. I can imagine what would have been said to an Empowered Service User in Dafydd’s Denbigh Dungeon if they had sustained a cigarette burn and demanded that a Top Doc be summoned. Of course Empowered Service Users did sustain cigarette burns, constantly. Not from dissidents, but because Empowered Service Users are nearly all very heavy smokers and at the same time they are completely drugged up with anti-psychotics by the Top Docs, which results in loss of sensation from pain receptors. I used to watch as burning the ash from lit cigarettes would fall onto their fingers and hands and burn them without the Empowered Service Users realising until they had been injured, because they hadn’t felt anything. I saw Angels watching the same thing and I witnessed Top Docs sat in front of those patients who’s hands were covered in burns and said nothing about it.

Empowered Service Users in north Wales were frequently denied any treatment for anything, except of course for their Paranoid Schizophrenia, for which they would be loaded up with anti-psychotics… Kidney stones? Go and lie on your bed and stop making a fuss. Three day migraine? Go and lie down then, on that bed with a bright light directly above it which is switched on for 24 hours a day. Heart attack? There’s no-one in the place who knows what to do although it’s a hospital…

Meanwhile staff are going on Mindfulness retreats to Reduce Anxiety and Stress.

Kids in children’s homes in north Wales who had anal injuries were told by Top Docs that they had ‘piles’. Kids were bashed in the mouth with the buts of guns. Kids had broken bones and were not taken to a Top Doctor, not even one which would diagnose piles in the event of a ruptured anus.

Ooh you do look stressed Prime Minister, is it N Ireland again? Here, have a little sit down and de-stress for a while.

Standard Gov’t Issue Foot Spa, distributed to all Gov’t Ministers, Civil Service mandarins and Top Docs, as laid down by guidelines drawn up under Richard Crossman:

Foot or Heath, it didn’t matter, they were both concealing the crimes of Dafydd et al.

In Brussels, 18 months later, he was again on hand when an assailant threw a pot of printer’s ink at the prime minister as he arrived to sign the Treaty of Accession.

I remember watching that on TV. Since when has a bottle of ink spilt on one’s jacket needed a Top Doc? Wouldn’t a laundry person have been more appropriate?

Knighted in Heath’s farewell honours in 1974,

For services rendered. Josephine became a Dame as well, although she and Brian had been divorced for ten years.

Warren remained characteristically loyal to his old friend during the trials of the Thatcher years, while also maintaining friendships with other senior Tories who survived the transition, notably Lords Whitelaw and Pym.

Whitelaw has featured frequently on this blog. He concealed the crimes of Dafydd et al for decades and decades, including during both of his goes at being Home Secretary, both of his goes at being Lord President of the Council, as Chairman of the Tory Party and as Deputy PM. Willie colluded with the elite paedophile ring at Kincora when he served as N Ireland Secretary. Willie was mates with Trumpers, who in turn was mates with Jimmy Savile and appointed Savile to the general management task force for Broadmoor. See previous posts.

Francis Pym dared dissent from Thatcherism, formed Centre Forward and was never heard of again. I will return to Francis Pym in a future blog post.

Not until the late 1970s did Warren begin to wind down his practice, gradually returning to his first loves of reading and music, gardening and travel…

Harold Brian Seymour Warren, general practitioner: born Toddington, Bedfordshire 19 December 1914; Personal Physician to the Prime Minister 1970-74; kt 1974; married 1942 Josephine Barnes (marriage dissolved 1964; one son, two daughters), 1964 Anne Marsh (died 1983; two sons); died London 18 August 1996.

 

The son-in-law of Sir Brian’s who penned that obituary for Warren was Anthony Holden, known for writing toadying books about the Royals. Anthony Holden was born in Southport, Lancashire and educated at Oundle School and Merton College, Oxford. A number of key people linked with Dafydd et al, including Sir Clough Williams-Ellis, went to Oundle. See previous posts.

Holden worked as a journalist for many years. He began his career as a graduate trainee on Thomson Regional Newspapers’ ‘Hemel Hempstead Evening Post-Echo’. Holden covered the trial at St Albans of the ‘psychopathic poisoner’, Graham Young. Young was in the hands of Dafydd’s mates at Broadmoor, so whoever could know what the truth behind the Graham Young case was? Holden will have known that those proffering their opinions on Young were a gang of sex abusers who regularly lied on oath, forged records and planted evidence.

Holden was named Young Journalist of the Year in 1972 and was on the staff of ‘The Sunday Times’, 1973–79. Ted Heath’s Top Doc’s son-in-law. Holden was commended in the British Press Awards in 1976 as News Reporter of the Year for his work in N Ireland – Ted Heath’s Top Doc’s son-in-law – and won Columnist of the Year in 1977. Holden was Washington Correspondent and US editor of ‘The Observer’, 1979–81, Assistant Editor of ‘The Times’, 1981–82, Executive Editor, ‘Today’, 1985–86 and chief classical music critic of ‘The Observer’, 2002–08.

Ted Heath’s Top Doc’s son-in-law.

In 1999–2000 Holden was an inaugural Fellow of the Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library. Holden was a member of the Board of Governors of the South Bank Centre, 2002–8, during the landmark renovation programme under the Chairmanship of Lord Hollick. Since 2006 Holden has been a Trustee of Shakespeare North Trust.

Holden has also made frequent appearances on TV, presenting such documentaries as Charles at Forty (ITV, 1988), Anthony Holden on Poker (BBC 2, 1991) and Who Killed Tchaikovsky? (Omnibus, BBC 1, 1993). In the mid-1980s Holden presented a weekly BBC Radio 4 chat show, In the Air.

Holden’s papers are collected at Boston University’s Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center.

Can Anthony Holden now tell all with regard to the Westminster Paedophile Ring and the branch of it that destroyed north Wales, which ‘didn’t exist’ throughout all those years that his in-laws Sir Brian and Dame Josephine helped facilitate it?

Perhaps the offspring of Sir Brian and Dame Josephine could add to Anthony’s account…

I didn’t know your in-laws Holden, but I did work with their colleagues and friends and they should never have been allowed near the rest of the human race.

The President of the Medical Women’s Federation, 1992-93, was Wimmin’s Feminist Hero, Wendy Savage, who has featured previously on this blog (see eg. ‘The BMA and It’s Ethics’. Wendy Savage was much feted by wimmin in the 1980s when a huge dust up between Savage and her Head of Dept, resulted in Savage being suspended from work, after allegations of incompetence. There was only one way in which the story was reported in the media; it was a fight between a Woman who was giving other Wimmin choices in childbirth against a Male Medical Establishment that was forcing hi-tech births on Wimmin. The truth was that Savage and her Head of Dept hated each other and he would have done anything to get her out of her job. She won’t have been anymore incompetent than some of her colleagues, the charges will have been trumped up, but there were some very worrying aspects to Wendy Savage that never found their way into the media.
Wendy Savage worked at the London Hospital in Tower Hamlets and Dafydd’s ring were operating on that patch. She knew about it and said nothing. One reason why some Top Docs in London really disapproved of Wendy Savage was that she was known to be giving the same patients repeated abortions. Not just two or three times but 14 or 15 times. I was in the audience of a lecture given by Wendy Savage at St George’s in 1990 when she openly discussed doing this. She was angrily confronted by other Top Docs who told her that was she was doing was completely unacceptable. One female Top Doc was in tears. Another Top Doc walked out. Wendy was unrepentant.
Think of it. Wendy Savage was working with poor, uneducated women who from their early or mid-teens were repeatedly becoming pregnant, although they were in a terrible state and could not have ever cared for a baby; they didn’t even have anywhere to live. Dafydd’s gang were at work in the area. As with Dafydd’s colleagues in north Wales, the problems of these young women were attributed by Wendy to their ‘chaotic, dysfunctional lives’. Those women were in the hands of a trafficking gang, which Geoffrey Chamberlain and colleagues were facilitating at the London end of the business. Wendy Savage was friends with Chamberlain and much was made of Chamberlain’s support for Wendy Savage when WW III began after she was suspended from work.
Wendy Savage isn’t looking like quite so much of a Wimmin’s Champ now is she?
Wendy Savage knew what was going on, she knew all about it and was friends with those involved.
Wendy the Wimmin’s Champ also knew that women in north Wales were being unlawfully denied abortions and were being forced into the hands of a dangerous private abortionist or a sex trafficker. She said nothing.

Savage read medicine at Girton College, Cambridge. She qualified in 1960 and was the first woman consultant to be appointed in obstetrics and gynaecology at the London Hospital. She has worked in the United States of America, Nigeria, Kenya, and New Zealand. In New Zealand she set up an abortion service before the law was liberalised. Does that mean ‘when abortion was illegal’ Wendy?

Wendy was an elected member of the GMC for more than 16 years. As the complaints about Dafydd et al rolled in and were not acted upon, as documentation was forged…

Savage was shortlisted for the BMJ Group Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009.

Savage’s wiki entry tells us that ‘In 1985, she was accused of incompetence by the Professor in her Department (Professor Jurgis Gediminas Grudzinskas) and suspended from her post at the London Hospital Medical College, but she was cleared of all charges and reinstated in 1986 following a high-profile enquiry. A BMJ editorial concluded that a clash of personalities had led to the charges against Dr Savage.

“Mrs Savage’s strongly held and voiced opinions on women’s rights to a say in their method of delivery and in their rights to abortion made her a public and at times controversial figure; rumours of other sources of conflict with her colleagues have ranged from style of dress to private practice.”

Savage herself wrote about her experiences. Her later book, Birth and Power, revisits the issues which her suspension raised’.

Wendy Savage is a publicly elected Governor for Islington in the Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust and was further elected by her fellow Governors to serve on the Remuneration and Nominations Committee, which then chose her as Chair of that Committee. She was also elected by Governors to serve on the Council of Governors’ Steering Committee.

Camden and Islington was not only the stronghold of the Bloomsbury Group and years later New Labour, but the poor parts of that area were notorious for brothels and prostitution. Islington and Camden were host to a paedophile ring with links to Dafydd’s gang and to the Westminster Paedophile Ring. The mental health services in Islington and Camden colluded with the paedophile ring. As in north Wales, the ring in Islington was run by gangsters so nasty that witnesses were murdered.

In 2004, when those terrible Gov’t figures for suicide were released which confirmed that Dr Tony Roberts’s patch in north Wales had the highest suicide rate for women in England and Wales except for one other area, it was explained that the only area with an even higher suicide rate for women was Camden. It won’t have been the residents of Hampstead dropping like flies, it will have been the Empowered Service Users who had the chaotic, dysfunctional lives as they were terrorised by gangsters working with Top Doctors.

In 2017, the Mail On Sunday published a critical article with regard to Wendy Savage’s stance on abortion. The BPAS told the Indie which wrote about the Mail on Sunday’s story that it was “totally appalled” by the Mail on Sunday’s front page “demonising Wendy Savage, a doctor who has devoted her life to supporting pregnant women.” The Indie further quoted the BPAS as saying: “We stand by Wendy Savage and are forever grateful for all she has done for pregnant women over a career spanning decades.”

A vicious international trafficking gang targeting children and vulnerable women as well as men. They killed one of my friends, tried to kill Brown and his brother and tried to kill me because I said no to sex with the two disgusting old Top Docs running the north Wales part of it. Wendy was friends with the people running the bit in London.

When I was working at St George’s, I found out that a lot of medical students, male and female, didn’t like Wendy Savage, but nobody would ever explain why…

 Wendy Savage is a high profile supporter of the Labour Party and God do they like having a Socialist Top Doctor on their side.
When Wendy Savage was battling with her boss back in the 1980s, I had no idea at all that Top Docs in London were involved with Dafydd. I have explained in previous posts that during 1987, Dafydd was ringing me up in Leicester trying to get me to drop my complaint about him. He told me that if I didn’t withdraw the complaint he would have me arrested and imprisoned in Risley Remand Centre. I laughed in his face so he changed tactics and later told me how wonderful I was and that if I dropped my complaint about him he would get me a place at Liverpool Medical School. Dafydd named the Professor who would fix it all up. I was so gobsmacked that I just ended the call. Before Dafydd made his wonderful offer, he told me that I reminded him of Wendy Savage, a ‘robust, clever woman’ and he then said ‘they’ve had to reinstate her, she’s beaten them all, I feel like writing to her and congratulating her’. I asked Dafydd ‘So why haven’t you?’ and Dafydd changed the conversation.
I was always told of Dafydd’s serious criminal associates ‘we all know who they are, but there is never anything on paper’. Not even a letter of congratulation to one of them for getting away with it and being constructed as a Wimmin’s Champ…
Wendy Savage wrote the foreword to Dr Ann Dally’s account of her Own True Story regarding Dally’s ordeal at the hands of the Male Medical Establishment. Ann Dally found herself in hot water in the 1980s after she was found to be flogging class A drugs to anyone who could afford to pay. Like Dafydd, Dally offered a full service, including Reports for the Court and Social Services etc. Dally’s husband Peter was Princess Margaret’s Top Doctor. Wendy was right behind Ann Dally, although Wendy Opposes Private Practice and Ann and Peter Dally were Harley Street Docs who gave up NHS work when they were young. The man who extracted Ann Dally from trouble was Bing Spear, the corrupt Civil Service mandarin who for years was the mandarin at the top of the Home Office’s Drugs Branch. Bing was also the man who looked after Dafydd. Ann Dally was suspended by the GMC but reinstated. See post ‘Little Things Hitting Each Other’.
Bing Spear died in July 1995, four days apart from the discovery of Peter Morrison’s dead body. Brown was sacked from his job at Aston University in the same month. In north Wales, Tony Francis was planning to have me transferred to a secure unit because of the ‘danger’ that I represented to Dafydd. Dafydd ‘retired’ from the NHS in July 1995… See post ‘The Evolution Of A Drugs Baron?’
What was the REAL reason for Prof Wendy Savage’s Head of Dept, Prof Grudzinskas, suspending her and fighting tooth and nail to prevent her from teaching again when he was forced to reinstate her? Savage was suspended in 1985. The year that I fell out with Tony Francis and began contacting MPs about the north Wales mental health services.
Prof Grudzinskas, the man who tried to end Savage’s career, now works at St George’s Hospital.

Wendy Savage was Co-chair of the pressure group Keep Our NHS Public. Keep Our NHS Public (KONP) is a campaigning organisation, with local groups across England, committed to reversing the ongoing privatisation of the NHS and its services. The group was founded in 2005 by the NHS Consultants Association, the NHS Support Federation and Health Emergency. KONP has local groups which are involved in campaigns against the closure or reorganisation of local hospitals, such as the Save Lewisham Hospital Campaign. Lewisham Hospital had an appalling safety record and was millions and millions in debt. None of the ‘turn-around’ plans had worked over many years. Lewisham Hospital is located on the turf of the south London gang linked to Dafydd et al. KONP attracted support from many existing health related campaigns such as Save Finsbury Health Centre. Finsbury in Islington that is… KONP has been very vocal in denouncing the use of private health providers to treat patients outside the health service.

The NHS Support Federation is a pressure group, founded in 1989 which campaigns “to protect and improve the NHS, keeping it true to its founding principles.” It is based in Brighton and helped to establish the Keep Our NHS Public campaign. Uncle Harry aka Professor Harry Keen was the President of the Federation and an active member for many years. The NHS Support Federation monitors the NHS tendering processes. Jeremy Corbyn cited the work of the Federation in his re-election campaign in 2016 as showing that £16 billion in NHS contracts had been awarded “through the market” since April 2013. Jeremy is an Islington MP and has also served as a member of an NHS Authority for the Islington and Camden area.

In 2018 Wendy Savage was awarded the BMJ Award for Outstanding Contribution to Health. After I had blogged about her and her colleagues…
If I was you lot, I’d fuck off and keep quiet, never mind giving each other any more silly awards. You have been revealed for what you are.
Say what you like about Uncle Harry and his mates, they were committed to the NHS and they really were determined to save it from the Tories. They did all they could to fight those who wanted to Destroy The NHS With Cuts. Honest, they did…
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The Wrong Set

My post ‘The Science of Animal Behaviour’ discussed Professor Hugh Freeman, a Top Doctor who worked in Manchester for most of his life and was a consultant psychiatrist to the city’s hospitals, 1961-88. Hugh Freeman was Editor of the British Journal of Psychiatry for many years.

In 1974, Dafydd’s friend and former boss Dr Bob Hobson relocated from the Maudsley, where he had facilitated organised abuse, to join Freeman et al in Manchester. Readers will be able to guess what Hobson did after he arrived to work in Greater Manchester, where an abuse ring was already in existence and had been for years under the regime of Freeman and his colleagues. See post ‘The Mentor’.

After the Children Act 1975 was passed, hundreds and hundreds  of kids in care were sent to children’s homes in north Wales from big metropolitan centres in England, including Manchester. Social workers who trained at what became Salford University took jobs in the children’s homes in north Wales and one student social worker from Salford blew the whistle on the abuse of kids in care that he witnessed in north Wales. Excuses were made to invalidate him and no action was taken. His testimony was undermined at the Waterhouse Inquiry. What later became Salford University continued to send social work students on placement to north Wales. See previous posts.

Greater Manchester mental health services were in a very sorry state. As with north Wales this was known but the official line was that things were good and getting even better as Hugh Freeman performed his magic there. The reality was that like north Wales, the situation was truly appalling, patients were at risk and had been for years; the mental health services in Manchester imploded some years ago and the Top Doctor Chairing the mental health Trust was forced to resign. However he remained in his post as a consultant psychiatrist leading the mental health research programme in Manchester. See post ‘The Mentor’.

Hugh Freeman’s charnel house supplied north Wales with mad and abusive Top Docs. The genocidal Dr Tony Roberts was a Manchester product, as was Dr Sadie Francis. Tony Francis trained with Dafydd’s mate Professor Kenneth Rawnsley in Cardiff – who before then had been working in Manchester (see post ‘The Discovery Of A Whole New Galaxy…’) – then Francis popped over to the Maudsley to work with Dafydd’s mates there and after that Tony Francis joined Bob Hobson and Hugh Freeman’s trafficking gang before finding his true home in north Wales…

Not only was Hugh Freeman responsible for the killing machine that was the Greater Manchester psychiatric services, but Freeman was Vice Chairman of MIND, 1984-88, spanning the years when Mary Wynch successfully sued Dafydd and the gang thus making legal history and when Brown and I were raising our concerns and receiving threats from Top Docs as a result. Alison Taylor also began to blow the whistle as loudly as she could during the years that Freeman served as MIND’s Vice-Chair. Dafydd’s pal Lord David Ennals was Chairman of MIND, 1984-89. MIND provided complete protection for Dafydd and other Top Docs involved in organised abuse and criminality.

Professor Hugh Freeman was involved in serious crime and was in addition protecting other people who were. To ensure that waters became even muddier as the world gradually woke up to the possibility that the organised abuse of children and vulnerable people was a considerable problem, Freeman founded the False Memory Society, which was the end for anyone who actually wanted to get to the bottom of who was sexually exploiting who.

As police investigations began into the paedophile/trafficking rings across the UK whom Freeman and his colleagues had been protecting, Hugh Freeman did what all the best Top Doctors realised that it was their duty to do; Freeman became an Historian of Medicine. Thus Freeman and his mates began writing the history of their own abusive, genocidal services to enable people to understand that psychiatry was grim at some point in the dim and distant past but it Is Different Now because We Arrived. The recent history of psychiatry has not been accurately recorded in work of this nature and no-one at all has explained that the Enlightened Top Docs writing this history were trained by and worked for some real butchers and continued the butchery using different diagnoses and ‘treatments’. The abuse and neglect of patients did not stop and the outcomes for seriously ill patients did not improve.

The acknowledged excesses of Top Docs like William Sargant which psychiatry is doing its best to forget about did not take place in the dark ages, it took place until well into the 1960s and furthermore Dr Death worked as Sargant’s research register. Sargant was bad even by the standards of the Top Docs; he conducted crazy experiments which killed patients. See post ‘Dr Death’. No-one mentioned a word as the appalling Dr Death became Foreign Secretary, then did all that he could to become PM via the SDP. See post ‘We’ve Been Expecting You…’

There was also a paedophile/trafficking ring at Tommy’s where Sargant and Dr Death were working, with links to Dafydd et al. Dafydd’s mate Professor Jim Watson the ‘sex therapist’ worked at the Maudsley, then at St George’s, then at Guy’s and Tommy’s… See previous posts.

This lot were all protecting each other and I realised some time ago that the history of psychiatry written by them and their mates was flaky indeed. What I didn’t realise was that other historians, very big names as well, were fully on board with these abusive Top Docs and knew at least some of what they were doing.

When Hugh Freeman decided to become an historian, he did a lot of work with John Pickstone (who also published as John V. Pickstone). John Pickstone (29 May 1944 – 12 February 2014) was the Wellcome Research Professor in the Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine at Manchester University. 

Pickstone was born and raised in Burnley, Lancashire. By the 1980s, Burnley was of course famous for poverty and inter-racial strife. What wasn’t discussed at the time was the trafficking ring which was operating across the wider region. After attending Burnley Grammar School, Pickstone studied Natural Sciences, especially Physiology, at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge and at Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario. Pickstone then completed an MSc in the History and Philosophy of Science at UCL in 1969 and then his PhD at Chelsea College London in 1974. Pickstone held fellowships at the University of Minnesota, 1971–73 and then at UCL, before moving in 1974 to UMIST to work on the history of hospitals in the Manchester region.

The Tory peer Baroness Beryl Platt served as Vice-President of UMIST, 1984-92. See post ‘Stations of the Crass’. Whereas Trumpers found herself in receipt of a peerage after many years of colluding with the elite abuse ring of Cambridge (see previous posts eg. ’95 Glorious Years!’), Beryl Platt was offered a peerage after many years of colluding with the elite abuse ring of Essex/Suffolk. Rab Butler was for decades the Tory MP for Saffron Walden in Beryl’s part of the world. After retiring as an MP, Rab served as Master of Trinity College, Cambridge for many years, including while Carlo was a student there, for whom Rab was special mentor. One celebrity drug abuser and HIV infected user of sex workers on Beryl’s turf was Lord Bristol aka John Jermyn Hervey. Lord Bristol’s brother Nicholas Hervey didn’t share Lord Bristol’s many vices but he did know what his brother got up to. Nicholas was found hanging in his Chelsea flat in his mid-30s after his life was destroyed as a result of help from the Top Doctors. John Allen lived on Beryl’s manor before he opened the Bryn Alyn Community in north Wales. See post ‘The Vermin Club’. Top Doc John W. Paulley and his wife Deirdre supplied the dangerous experimental ‘treatments’ and ‘psychological help’ for the ‘disturbed’ on Beryl’s patch. Paulley was one of the people who sparked off the development of the University of Buckingham, Thatch’s dream of a private university, of which Thatch eventually became Chancellor. See post ‘The International Language of Screaming’. Thatcher gave both Trumpers and Platt their peerages.

 

John Pickstone, like me, pursued an education in the biomedical sciences as well as the humanities. He knew as well as I do how much fraud, deception and plagiarism there is in medical research and he knew that this has had and continues to have very serious consequences for patients. Like me, Pickstone could have named some of the biggest offenders in terms of unscrupulous practice which has resulted in patient harm. I can see from his biography that he worked in institutions where this was endemic and which employed some of those who had worked or were working with Dafydd and the gang. Dafydd and pals are known to many at UCL…

No matter how interesting John Pickstone’s work is, there are huge areas of the histories of the medical services which he has studied that he did not dare mention. Like the people who ‘wrote the history of the mental health services in north Wales’, Pickstone omitted much of the ‘history of hospitals in the Manchester region’. I understand that Pickstone could not publish the sort of material that I have published on this blog in academic fora and he would have to be very careful indeed if he were to name individuals, because unlike me he hasn’t acquired 10,000 documents which detail serious organised crime and wrongdoing in the NHS and associated services over 30 years. However, there is a great deal more that John Pickstone could have published, in the way that the historians of the North Wales Hospital Denbigh did not have to dribble on about the Caring within. It was a notoriously abusive institution and the stuff of nightmares, even by the standards of its time.

This sort of ‘history of medicine’ is not just dishonest, it is an absolute insult to people who suffered at the hands of those violent, abusive sex offenders who’s ‘excellence’ is documented. I and a few others who knew what went on at the North Wales Hospital passed some of the ‘history’ that had been written about that institution around between ourselves observing ‘have you read this, it is certainly not where we spent those weeks is it??’

Lest readers believe that it doesn’t matter if fairy stories are written about Dafydd, Gwynne and Hugh Freeman now that they are nearly dead or dead, it matters very much, because the work of historians of medicine, including John Pickstone, is now being used to inform policy. That is of course why funding is available for people who want to publish along the lines of ‘ah the doctors they were wonderful’ or ‘it’s different these days…’

The Wellcome Trust funds a great deal of work in the field of history of medicine. The Wellcome Trust also funds Top Doctors and other people who have kept quiet about matters that should have been made public and stopped. Then there’s the question of who it is exactly who occupies senior positions at the Wellcome Trust…

It was no coincidence that Dafydd’s gang and their associates tripped over themselves to become historians of medicine when police investigations began into allegations that a VIP paedophile ring was in operation in north Wales…

We’re the paedophiles’ friends and you can’t get us. When our appalling track records as Top Doctors can no longer be concealed in terms of clinical outcomes, we’ll become historians and bloody well conceal it in that way.

There is a difference between situations in which people who did some regrettable things during their lives are allowed to rest in peace as it were once they have died and are afforded privacy and dignity and the conscious rewriting of history to enable the serious criminality of an international syndicate who caused untold harm and subverted the entire health and care system for their own purposes to be entirely forgotten.

Furthermore, if we faithfully document that Mindfulness was responsible for miracles in north Wales and that the patients received much better care in the community once the asylums were closed and that Patients Are Now Empowered, we will never improve services. Er – anyone noticed that the Gov’t is in a blue funk because the mental health services just do not work and the maternity services are not much better… Then there’s the inexplicable failure to improve the outcomes for cancer patients… the stubborn problems presented by ‘difficult’ children or those in care…the puzzling reality that Prison Doesn’t Work no matter What Is Done… the statistics relating to the continued dreadful outcomes for people with severe mental illness or learning difficulties…

You can’t formulate policy on the basis of lies and you can’t improve services if those who have screwed up so disastrously are relied upon to formulate future policy and then colonise the discipline of history to boot…

 

In 1985/86 Pickstone moved to the Victoria University of Manchester (later known as the University of Manchester after the merger with UMIST in 2004) and established the Centre for the History of Science and Technology (CHSTM), including the Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine and the National Archive for the History of Computing before directing the Centre until 2002, when Pickstone became a Research Professor.

Latterly, Pickstone published mainly on modern medical history, e.g. cancer and medical technology but also on regional history of science, technology and medicine. Pickstone edited the Cambridge University Press History of Science volume on ‘Modern Earth and Life Sciences’ (2008) with Peter Bowler.

During 2007-08, Pickstone’s work attracted international attention in Washington, DC , Yale University, Pennsylvania, Paris, Maastricht, Berlin and Mexico. With friends at Manchester Metropolitan University, John Pickstone planned a major local history festival for 2009.

Pickstone’s research interests mostly included aspects of recent medicine, such as the Wellcome project on the history of cancer in Britain, work on medical technology, the history of the mental health services and a collaborative project regarding recent changes in the NHS.

Pickstone became increasingly interested in the uses of history for health policy… Which is why Hugh Freeman wanted to work with John Pickstone.

When marvelling at how Hugh Freeman the dodgy doc who presided over such shameful practices managed to become networked with credible historians who found money thrown in their direction, we need to remember that Freeman was Vice-Chairman of MIND while Lord David Ennals was Chairman and they concealed much criminality together. David Ennals had by then enjoyed a long career in Gov’t, including posts as a Home Office Minister, a Minister in the DHSS, a Minister in the Foreign Office and then as Secretary of State for the DHSS under Jim Callaghan. David Ennals was a key member of the Ennals-Barbara Castle-Jack Straw troika who covered up a great deal of crap throughout their entire careers. See previous posts. That was the Labour Party branch of the heap of crap. The Tories took care of the crap involving posh people with links to the Royal Family.

Ah Hugh Freeman he was wonderful! The historians are all agreed!

 

History is written by the winners as any fule kno, even John Pickstone. That is why Trumpers ‘worked at Bletchley Park decoding messages’. Although Trumpers did no such thing. It’s why a pub was named after Lord Tonypandy aka George Thomas, what with George Thomas having made such a huge contribution to Wales. There is now a campaign to change the name of that pub, because it has finally been admitted that George Thomas was a child molester. It’s why the Women’s Archive Wales wants to discover the Hidden Histories of Wimmin, although not those wimmin who have been declared heroines but who actually did some pretty dreadful things.

  •  Shall we just stop telling lies about people who have done awful things even if they are wimmin?

  • Here’s Harold Wilson, remembered at St George’s Square:

    • Dafydd’s mate Sir Tasker Watkins remembered in Cardiff:
      •  Uncle Harry’s hero Nye remembered in Cardiff:
      •  Uncle Harry’s hero Nye remembered in Cardiff after a bird crapped on him:
      • Pickstone’s projects ‘Big Pictures’ and ‘Ways of Knowing’ ‘grew from a conviction that through some of the hundreds of excellent papers – not the crap papers, not that any crap papers ever get published  of course, not with Hugh Freeman editing the British Journal of Psychiatry – produced in the history of science, technology and medicine since the 1960s, we might develop new and better frames for understanding long-term history’.
      • Dafydd’s mate Professor Brian Abel-Smith:

Prof Brian Abel-Smith and his mate Prof Richard Titmuss:

  • Dafydd’s mate Lord David Ennals:
  • Dafydd’s mate Sir Kenneth Robinson:
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  •  Sir George Godber, Chief Medical Officer for England, 1960-73, another pal of Dafydd’s. Sir George was a member of the team who planned Nye’s NHS, for the benefit of The Poor.
  • Sir George helped The Poor so much that like Nye, he got a statue:
  • With Chris Philo, John Pickstone wrote ‘Unpromising Configurations: towards local historical geographies of psychiatry’. Chris Philo is Professor of Geography at Glasgow University. Philo graduated from Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge University and worked as a Research Fellow there. In 1989 Chris Philo joined the Department of Geography at the University of Wales, Lampeter and remained there until 1995. Lampeter was located in the region of the abuse ring in west Wales which was linked to Dafydd’s gang and some members of staff at Lampeter were concealing the ring.
  • Philo then joined Glasgow University. Philo’s interests have been in the historical geographies of ‘madness’ and  mental health and mental health care provision. A devotee of the work of Michel Foucault, Chris Philo’s research extended and localised Foucault’s history of madness to England and Wales. I have no idea whether Chris Philo knows exactly what John Pickstone’s mate Professor Hugh Freeman was doing in Manchester, but Foucault could most usefully be applied to Freeman, Freeman’s colleague Tony Francis and of course to dear old Dafydd. No-one has yet done this…

I’ll have to put in for funding from the Wellcome Trust and do it myself because everyone else has just been so unfathomably slow despite the obvious huge potential of such a piece of work…

I do not know if Chris Philo is any relation of Greg Philo. Greg Philo was a member of the Glasgow Media Group and a generation ago the Glasgow Media Group published the ground-breaking work ‘Bad News’ and ‘More Bad News’, in which they analysed ‘impartial’ media news coverage and demonstrated bias throughout. For example, when covering industrial disputes, it was found that news readers said things such as ‘the unions demand’ and ‘the management request’. Brown introduced me to the work of the Glasgow Media Group when I was an undergrad and I used some of their strategies when confronting the Top Docs. ‘Dr Jones told us that…’, however, when I told Professor Bluglass that Dafydd had tried to bribe me into dropping my complaint about him, I had merely ‘claimed’. When I pointed out these inconsistencies, the Top Docs became very angry.

Top Docs! I was being polite. I could have just said ‘you’re a bunch of lying fucking crooks’. Which of course in the end I did say because it was so overwhelmingly obvious… One didn’t even need the help of the Glasgow Media Group.

The Tories subsequently used the work of the Glasgow Media Group’s analysis of language use for their own gain. It’s why we heard about ‘old fashioned’ trade unions when the police were beating up striking miners and the needs of a ‘modern’ economy. Did the Windbag take advantage of the Glasgow Media Group’s work? Er – well what do you think????

Thatch’s Gov’t was a ‘radical’ Gov’t as well…

As for the NHS, we now have the idiocy of Empowered Service Users. They are sectioned in locked wards against their will with fewer legal rights than people in prison… Cameron told us that the NHS and Social Care Act 2012 would Empower patients. Over-priced crap is sold to women because it will Empower us. And of course because we’re worth it.

Not so long ago I came across a report of some Angels who had Supported A Resident To Leave The Room. She was an old lady who hadn’t wanted to leave the room, so they had dragged her out physically while she tried to resist.

If Greg Philo has time on his hands perhaps he’d like to analyse every bit of propaganda published by the NHS over the last year, all the Empowering, the Caring, the Supporting, the Personalised Medicine Tailored To Your DNA and give us all a good laugh.

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John Pickstone worked with the late Professor Roy Porter and Pickstone, with Roberta Bivins, edited a volume in honour of Porter in 2007.

Roy Porter was one of the biggest names in the history of medicine and there was a lot of sadness when he pegged out suddenly and unexpectedly, at only 55 yrs old, in March 2002. Porter had retired as Director of the Wellcome Institute of the History of Medicine at UCL in 2001. In the aftermath of the Waterhouse Report as there was still a wailing and a gnashing of teeth and shouts of ‘cover-up’… People did wonder why Roy Porter, a prolific workaholic with a truly impressive output, retired at the age of 54 and moved to St Leonards-on-Sea telling people that he was going to learn the saxophone and work on his allotment. St Leonards-on-Sea is in East Sussex, the turf of the partners-in-crime of Dafydd’s gang. The brothels to which John Allen trafficked the kids in care from north Wales were in Brighton.

Roy Sydney Porter was the son of a Bermondsey jeweller. He grew up in South London and attended Wilson’s School in Camberwell. Camberwell is on the doorstep of the Maudsley and the citizens of Camberwell were being targeted by the organised abuse which was facilitated by the dangerous idiots employed at the Maudsley. See posts ‘A Galaxy Of Talent’ and ‘The Discovery Of A Whole New Galaxy…’.  As the Top Docs at the Maudsley went through life destroying all those whom they touched, one of the things that they carried out was a community study of Camberwell…

Bermondsey was on the patch of Southwark Borough Council which was, by the 1970s, sending numerous kids in care to north Wales children’s homes. It was the territory of a group of utterly corrupt local Labour Councillors and politicians who had ruled the area for many years, the crew being led by Lord Bob Mellish. It was this lot whom Peter Tatchell challenged in the early 1980s, which resulted in the hate campaign against Thatchell when he stood as the Labour candidate in the 1983 Bermondsey by-election. See post ‘The Battle For The Labour Party’s Soul’. Everyone from across the political spectrum as well as the press joined in the attack on Tatchell, including Michael Foot, who was at the time the Labour Leader. Tatchell had very effectively revealed the endemic corruption of Mellish and his mates, yet not a word appeared about that in the media. As for the kids from Southwark who were sent to north Wales, one of them was sexually assaulted at gunpoint. No action was taken even after this and Southwark kids continued to find themselves being packed off to those lovely homes in north Wales with all that fresh Welsh air for their lungs…

I remember the 1983 Bermondsey by-election well. I was living on Anglesey and I had just encountered Dr D.G.E. Wood. Little did I know what was about to be unleashed. Brown was in the final year of his first degree at Aston University and had been receiving death threats. Tutors at Bangor, as well as D.G.E. Wood, simply ignored me when I told them that someone was threatening to murder Brown, even when that someone turned up at Brown’s room in hall armed with a swordstick, held Brown hostage, trashed his room and told him that he’d be back to finish him off….

That man later tried to kill Brown by repeatedly smashing Brown’s head on a pavement.

‘We didn’t know!’

UCNW was bugged by MI5 at the time. Since beginning this blog, I have received transcripts of my conversations with Wood and my tutor Adrian Bell on the occasions that I told them what was happening to Brown. So MI5 were standing back and waiting for Brown to be killed. While the bodies of psych patients and former kids in care were found regularly.

The Home Secretary in Feb 1983:

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On 11 June 1983, Lord Brittan of Sex Parties With Little Boys succeeded Willie as Home Secretary and Willie was appointed as Lord President of the Council. One of the roles of Lord President of the Council was that of visitor to the University of Wales, of which UCNW was a constituent college. Read more about Willie’s glorious career which involved numerous roles in which he concealed the criminality in north Wales in my post ‘Stations of the Crass’. He even had two goes at being Home Secretary and Lord President of the Council such was the trust invested in him not to put a stop to Dafydd and the gang.

On 11 June 1983, Trumpers, the pal of Jimmy Savile’s who later appointed Savile to the Broadmoor management task force when Trumpers was a junior Health Minister, was appointed Baroness-in-Waiting to Lilibet. Lilibet’s son Carlo was Chancellor of the University of Wales. Trumpers was mates with Willie and used to stay at his place in the Lake District.

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It’s just..um…thingy…appalling…really…

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The other day someone told me that Willie Whitelaw ‘looked like an old pervert’ and that they could imagine him raping the boys at Bryn Estyn. One can’t judge a person on whether they look like an old pervert or not, although the method does work in the cases of Gwynne the lobotomist and Dafydd, but incredibly enough I was reminded of Willie Whitelaw when I watched that scene in the film ‘Mona Lisa’ years ago. The bit where a girl of about 12 is picked up by a sleazy old man with a plummy voice and he takes her to a posh hotel in central London and has his wicked way with her. After The Act, which I think was anal, he says in a Willie Whitelawesque tone ‘you didn’t enjoy that did you? Well you weren’t meant to’. I thought of Willie and the Short Sharp Shock at the time.

There’s also a bit in ‘Mona Lisa’ when Bob Hoskins takes the girl for a meal in a cafe and she orders an ice cream rather than a breakfast and he asks her if she wouldn’t like something more substantial. In reply she says ‘I can only eat ice cream now’. So Bob Hoskins says ‘what cha mean?’ And she says ‘You don’t know nuffink do you?’ Well I don’t know nuffink either, I’ve wondered ever since what that ice cream business was all about and Brown doesn’t know nuffink as well because he hasn’t been able to explain it.

Dafydd: what was the ice cream business about? Pray tell…

There’s another fine example of what might have happened to me had I succumbed to Dafydd’s employment in the film ‘Blue Velvet’. The scene where Frank pays a visit to the lady whom the gangsters have trapped into a sado-masochistic relationship with the dreadful Frank and Frank has sex with her after yelling ‘Baby wants to fuck’ and punching her in the face. Frank inhales something through a face mask while he’s having sex and I asked Brown what that was all about as well. Brown maintains that he doesn’t know, perhaps Frank suffers from breathing difficulties and needs extra oxygen when he’s having sex. I doubt it, like the scene in ‘Mona Lisa’, it is a reference to practices with which Dafydd and John Allen are well-acquainted but I’m not.

‘Dear Minister, I am expressing my deepest concerns with regard to the practices of the mental health services in north Wales.’

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In north Wales there were hundreds and hundreds of complaints about children in care and psych patients being abused and neglected. This man was the middle manager who deflected all of them:

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Lord Wyn Roberts was a mate of Dafydd’s.

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After A levels, Roy Porter went on to Christ’s College, Cambridge where he studied under J.H. Plumb. Porter’s contemporaries at Cambridge included Simon Schama and Andrew Wheatcroft.

Sir John (JackHarold Plumb (20 August 1911 – 21 October 2001) was known for his work on British 18th century history. Plumb was born in Leicester and educated at Alderman Newton’s School, Leicester, then at University College Leicester and finally at Christ’s College, Cambridge.

A paedophile ring in Leicestershire finally came to public awareness in Nov 1991 when the social worker Frank Beck, a pal of Greville Janner’s, was sentenced to five life terms for sexual and physical assaults against more than one hundred children in his care. Beck was sentenced to a further 24 years on seventeen charges of abuse, including rape. The Kirkwood Inquiry which followed Beck’s conviction admitted that there had been collusion with the abuse of children in Leicestershire on the part of the police, the Social Services and the City and County Councils. In 1987, Dr James Earp, a forensic psychiatrist in Leicester, concealed the criminality of Dafydd, Tony Francis and Gwynedd Social Services. See post ‘An Expert From England’. Earp was just a few years later named in a scandal when a convicted murderer escaped from Earp’s secure unit after receiving help to do this on the inside. See previous posts. There are indications that corrupt lawyers and Top Docs had been involved in ensuring that the convicted man was sent into the care of Earp rather than prison.

The Kirkwood Report failed to mention that the Top Docs, the education system, Leicester University and the local MPs also colluded with the ring in Leicestershire. There was an agreement between Andrew Kirkwood QC, who Chaired the Inquiry and Greville Janner, who had been interviewed by the police and by Kirkwood, that Janner would not be named in the Kirkwood Report. See previous posts.

Lord Robert Kilpatrick served as the Dean of the University of Leicester School of Medicine, 1973-89. The GMC headhunted Robert Kilpatrick in 1989 as their President, where he remained until 1995. The GMC went in pursuit of Kilpatrick the year that I began work at St George’s Medical School, which I have since been told again was part of an elaborate trap to get me out of medical research. St George’s was facilitating the elite end of the pan-European trafficking ring of which Dafydd’s gang were part. After I left St George’s, my former bosses Professor Geoffrey Chamberlain and Malcolm Pearce were caught in a huge research fraud scandal. The ‘research’, if it had not blown up in their faces, would have made them world-famous. Although Chamberlain’s name was on the paper which gave an account of a miraculous operation which had never taken place, only Malcolm was sacked and struck off. Chamberlain wasn’t touched by the GMC, with Kilpatrick as President and Chamberlain even gave evidence against Malcolm. But Chamberlain couldn’t be caught because he was friends with Cilla and more importantly Sir George Pinker, who was the Royal Gynaecologist and delivered William and Harry. See previous posts.

In 1989, the police launched an investigation into a paedophile ring in Leicestershire. In July 1989 Dafydd’s mate Robert Bluglass Chaired the hearing into my complaint about Dafydd et al, concluding that the only person who was responsible for all the whole business was me and that poor Dafydd had suffered unbearably as my wicked hands. See post ‘Enter Professor Robert Bluglass CBE’. By 1989, Jimmy Savile had been installed as the General Manager of Broadmoor, thanks to the efforts of Trumpers.

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Kilpatrick was a Scottish doctor who didn’t only know every Top Doc worth knowing, but Kilpatrick also made friends with lots of grand people from a whole variety of professional backgrounds via his membership of elite golf clubs, including the Royal and Ancient in St Andrew’s, which has a big membership among the senior staff of St Andrew’s University. Dafydd’s mate Prof Robert Bluglass is a St Andrew’s graduate and Bluglass loves quaffing champagne in various old boys’ organisations. Kilpatrick had served as Dean of Sheffield Medical School, 1970-73, on Jimmy Savile’s patch, as well as President of the BMA. See post ‘Remember Girls – Never Get Into A Car With A Stranger!’ for details of Kilpatrick’s many links and more info on the shenanigans in Leicester.

Dear old Greville Janner and his family have featured many times on this blog previously and of course Greville’s name is constantly bandied about in the media in relation to the Westminster Paedophile Ring. The more astute also notice that Keith Vaz has served as a Leicester MP since 1987. I’ve blogged about Keith in previous posts and comments, the Keith who was the Labour MP for the constituency in which Brown and I lived when we shared a house in Leicester with friends in 1987. I have discussed in previous posts the aspects of Leicester life that were simply ignored by the professional and political classes, including sex shops and the feminist raids on them, forced marriage of teenaged girls who were running away from home in great numbers to avoid this, the unlawful working practices of the sweatshops that were in operation in our neighbourhood…

The media have concentrated so much on the allegations about Greville and the stench that accompanies Keith Vaz wherever he goes, that this man who served as the Tory MP for Blaby in Leicestershire, 1974-92, never receives a mention:

The Lord Lawson of Blaby
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Frank Beck abused children at the Beeches children’s home in Blaby where he worked. In 1983 Beck was elected as a Liberal Councillor on the Blaby District Council, a seat which he successfully defended in 1987.

Beck was sentenced to five life-terms for sexual and physical assaults against more than one hundred children in his care between 1973-86. He was sentenced to a further 24 years on seventeen charges of abuse, including rape.

Lord Lawson worked with the security services and I suspect that at least some of his children did/do as well. Lord Lawson: thank you very much for taking Frank Beck out of circulation and for your role in the destabilisation of Thatch, but next time that you go into action, could you please not just blame everything on one perverted old social worker and leave the rest of the entire network untouched? Leicestershire was relieved of one dreadful man, but the many others remained, including in the GMC, BMA and Parliament and they have caused a great deal of trouble.

The crooked barrister George Carman QC, who established his reputation after successfully defending Jeremy Thorpe at the Old Bailey in 1979 was preparing to take up a post in Hong Kong until he stayed in Leicester in Nov 1981 while defending Dr Leonard Arthur, a kindly old paediatrician who had killed a baby with Down’s syndrome and found himself in Leicester Crown Court charged with attempted murder. See previous posts. Something or someone in Leicester persuaded Carman to remain in the UK and to specialise as a libel lawyer. The reason that was always given for no media outlet ever naming Savile as a sex offender although some journos have admitted that they received credible accounts from witnesses whom they believed was that Savile was known to have Carman at the ready and no-one would risk it. Cherie Booth and Miranda both worked in Carman’s Chambers. Cherie was still there in 1988.

Greville was interviewed by the police in 1991 in relation to sexual assaults on children in care in Leicestershire. His solicitor David Napley was so sure that Janner would be charged that he retained George Carman. It was in Feb 1991 that Professor Nigel Eastman of St George’s Hospital Medical School told me to go back to north Wales because Dafydd was my doctor and ‘they know you there’. Eastman had received a letter from his colleague Dr Robin Jacobson telling him that Dafydd was sexually exploiting patients and that he suspected that Tony Francis was as well and that I was suicidal because of being constantly arrested.

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Nigel Eastman is a pal of St Helena Kennedy, the Wimmin’s Champ. St Helena’s book ‘Eve Was Framed’ contains an acknowledgement to Eastman and thanks him for helping her with so many cases. In 1987, a charidee called WISH (Women In Special Hospitals) was formed with which St Helena was involved. WISH knew that victims of Dafydd’s and other gangs were in special hospitals and they knew that they had been abused and trafficked by those gangs. WISH also knew that Savile was sexually assaulting patients in Broadmoor where he was employed as the General Manager. They said nothing about any of this. See posts eg. ‘Eve Was Framed – As Were A Lot Of Other People’ and ‘Close Your Eyes And Make A WISH’.

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The gang in Leicestershire, like the gangs in north Wales and areas such as Lambeth, was built on organised abuse that had existed in the area for many, many decades. In previous posts I have discussed the gay playwright Joe Orton who met a sticky end; Joe Orton grew up in Leicester on the notorious Saffron Lane housing estate. The ‘Saffs’ were the target of abuse in the 1980s… Sue Townsend of Adrian Mole fame grew up in Leicester and spent her entire life there. Previous posts have explained that Townsend knew about Greville and his pals and I very much suspect that this was the basis of Sue Townsend’s huge success, because her writing wasn’t that good and after the initial Adrian Mole book, it was very clear that Townsend was flogging a very dead horse.

In previous posts I discussed Sir Fredrick Attenborough, the Principal of the University College of Leicester, 1932-51. Sir John Plumb graduated from the University College of Leicester the year after Sir Frederick became Principal. Plumb became an alumnus of Leicester who achieved great success and influence. As did two of Sir Frederick’s sons, who worked in the media, an industry fully on board with Dafydd and the gang as well as with the wider Westminster Paedophile Ring. See previous posts, including ‘Life In Cold Blood’ for the many ways in which Brown’s senior colleagues at Leicester University tried to hamper his career when he was a PhD student there.

My post ‘Radical Leicester And Some Other Free Radicals’ gave an account of some of the others who worked in Leicester University – including Lisa Nandy’s dad Dipak Nandy – as well as in the schools and various Councillors who knew about the ring in Leicestershire.

If anyone has ever asked themselves, as I used to, how Anthony Giddens became such a Famous Sociologist, the Director of the LSE and even managed to persuade Miranda to base his entire political philosophy on Gidden’s pamphlet about The Third Way, they only have to remember that Giddens worked as a lecturer at Leicester University during the Paedophile Years…

My How Things Haven’t Changed:

King Lear, a tragedy of jealousy, murder and the descent into madness. 

Act I

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  • Act II
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Jack Plumb’s doctorate was on the social structure of the House of Commons at the time of William III aka William of Orange.

Then:

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Now:

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‘During the 1690s, rumours grew of William’s alleged homosexual inclinations and led to the publication of many satirical pamphlets by his Jacobite detractors. He did have several close male associates, including two Dutch courtiers to whom he granted English titles: Hand Willem Bentinck became Earl of Portland and Arnold Joost van Keppel was created Earl of Albemarle. These relationships with male friends and his apparent lack of mistresses, led William’s enemies to suggest that he might prefer homosexual relationships. William’s modern biographers disagree on the veracity of these allegations. Some believe there may have been truth to the rumours, while others affirm that they were no more than figments of his enemies’ imaginations, and that there was nothing unusual in someone childless like William adopting or evincing paternal affections for a younger man.

Whatever the case, Bentinck’s closeness to William did arouse jealousies at the Royal Court. William’s young protegé, Keppel, aroused more gossip and suspicion, being 20 years William’s junior, strikingly handsome, and having risen from being a Royal page to an Earldom with some ease. Portland wrote to William in 1697 that “the kindness which your Majesty has for a young man, and the way in which you seem to authorise his liberties … make the world say things I am ashamed to hear.” This, he said, was “tarnishing a reputation which has never before been subject to such accusations”. William tersely dismissed these suggestions, however, saying, “It seems to me very extraordinary that it should be impossible to have esteem and regard for a young man without it being criminal.”

Similar speculation surrounded the late Dr Tony Jones, Butch Action Man and associate of Dafydd’s gang, who ‘was like a father’ to many of the male students at UCNW. Tony Jones, a marine geologist unknown outside geology and mountaineering circles, found himself the subject of a ‘This Is Your Life’ episode screened in early 1993, just when Dafydd’s gang were in need of some PR. During the programme it was stressed how many lives Tony had saved in his capacity as a key figure in the Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Team. See eg. previous posts and comments that follow them. Tony’s quaint way of calling black students niggers or his arrangements with corrupt police officers to have students whom had crossed his path unlawfully arrested and detained in the cells were not mentioned. Tony and his mates did however slap each other on the back a lot and remember the times that they got rat arsed on whiskey and painted Tony’s ears green and tattooed his bum while he was out cold.

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 Dr. Tony Jones MBE

It is with great sadness we have to announce the passing of  Dr. Tony Jones MBE one of the founder members of the Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Organisation. For many years he also served on regional and national bodies and was chair of North Wales Mountain Rescue Association until 2013. He was also a member of the UK Search and Rescue Operators Group, chairman of the Medical Group, secretary of the Inland Consultative Committee and chairman of the Communications Working Group and attended the Maritime and Aviation Consultative Committee, since their inception in 2000.

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In 1939 Jack Plumb was elected to a research fellowship at King’s College, Cambridge.

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Trinity College and King’s College were the two main Cambridge colleges from which the members of the Cambridge Apostles were drawn. Many Apostles were recruited by the British security services and the 1930s contingent became notorious because of those who were later revealed to have been double agents working for the KGB. It is likely that there were more people in this category than were ever revealed. The Marxist historian Eric Hobsbawn was an Apostle in the 1930s. Hobsbawm had a second home at Croesor in Gwynedd for many years until 1979, where he was part of a group of second homers and visitors known as the Welsh Bloomsbury Set. The Welsh Bloomsbury Set were a group of radicals and intellectuals who had their main homes in London but spent much time in Gwynedd as a result of the friendship with Sir Clough Williams-Ellis, a local landowner who married Amabel Strachey, a member of the Strachey family who were at the heart of the Bloomsbury Group. Bertrand Russell was part of that group of friends.

Some of the Welsh Bloomsbury Set and their network were involved in organised abuse and they made use of the services provided by Dafydd’s gang and before Dafydd led the gang, Gwynne the lobotomist. The Welsh Bloomsbury Set were leftists and many of them were members of the Communist Party. As an adult Eric Hobsbawm’s daughter Julia established her own PR company with Sarah Macaulay which worked for the Labour Party and trade unions.

See eg. ‘The Village’, ‘The Vermin Club’ and ‘Captain Swing And His Crew’ for details of the second homers at Croesor and their network.

In 1997 Sarah married Gordon Brown, the Chancellor of the Exchequer and in 2007 Sarah was the wife of the PM. Miranda and Gordon launched an all out attack on the VC of Bangor University from 2004 onward with the purpose of removing him from public life. The reason for this was that Merfyn, his wife and his close friend had spilt the pints of the gang on a number of occasions. Merfyn had grown up near Croesor, knew what the gang were doing to local people and spilt the pints of the Sussex end of the gang in 1967 when he was a student. The VC of Sussex University, Asa Briggs, never got over it and went to war along with Miranda and others many years later. See post ‘Anthem For Doomed Youth’. Asa was an historian, a Cambridge graduate who worked in intelligence during WW II and will have known Jack Plumb…

During WW II, Jack Plumb worked in the code breaking department of the Foreign Office at Bletchley Bark. Being one of the Cambridge graduates who worked for the security services, Plumb might actually have done some code breaking, as opposed to the code breaker Trumpers who was a secretary who didn’t do a great deal of work, spending her time larking around with her mates and going up to London to gamble and get pissed with GIs. See post ’95 Glorious Years!’

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Jack Plumb was highly likely to have been one of those members of the security services recruited from Cambridge pre-WWII who contributed to the combined effort to conceal Dafydd et al’s criminality under the mistaken belief that because Royals were linked to the shenanigans, it was In The Interests Of National Security to stand by and allow horrid old gits to force kids and psych patients to have sex with them and kill them if they blabbed.

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In 1946 Plumb became a Fellow and Tutor of Christ’s College. It’s much nicer than King’s College, less grandiose and with bushes, but it didn’t contain as many gay spies who concealed elite paedophile rings as King’s College did.

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In 1962 Plumb was appointed Reader at Cambridge University and Professor in 1966. Jack Plumb served as Master of Christ’s College, 1978-82.

Plumb had a visiting Chair at Columbia University in 1960. He was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 1968 and knighted in 1982.

Plumb was the European Advisory Editor for ‘Horizon’ and the Advisory Editor for history for Penguin Books. Contributors to his books included other well known historians like Jacob Bronowski. Later Plumb worked with Hugh Casson on the BBC TV series Royal Heritage about the Royal Family and the Royal Collections first broadcast in 1977.

Jacob Bronowski was a loyal servant of the security services who concealed the shenanigans upon which Dafydd expanded and built. More recently the baton of protecting a gang of old molesters was passed on to his daughter Professor Lisa Jardine, an historian – they’re the Men or Wimmin Of The Moment – who toadied to all the right people, including  those of Middle Temple, of which Sir Ronnie Waterhouse was a member and of course the Royal Colleges of Top Doctors. Read about Jacob and Lisa in previous posts, including how Lisa achieved success without anyone ever knowing that she was Jacob Bronowski’s daughter, in much the same way that Peters and Lee won ‘Opportunity Knocks’ without the viewers knowing that Peters was blind.

  • See post ‘The Big Questions’ for an account of the career of another Inspirational Blind Man who became Home Secretary on the basis of his Huge Talents, not at all because he spent years running Sheffield City Council while ignoring the activities of Jimmy Savile – whom no-one knew was molesting children anyway – and subsequently the activities of Dafydd et al and other linked gangs.

 

Jack Plumb is seen as mentor to a school of historians and a generation of scholars that included Roy Porter as well Simon Schama, Linda Colley and David Cannadine and others who came to prominence in the 1990s. The decade in which police investigations were launched into a number of paedophile rings which were facilitated by the Top Doctors, including the one in north Wales/Cheshire which as any fule kno didn’t exist.

Plumb was champion of a ‘social history’ in a wide sense; he backed this up with a connoisseur’s knowledge of some fields of the fine arts, such as Flemish painting and porcelain.

Plumb clashed with other historians, notably Cambridge colleague Geoffrey Elton. Geoffrey Elton is the brother of Lewis Elton, Ben Elton’s dad. Lewis Elton spent much of his career as a Professor at Surrey University and worked with those who shafted me and stole my work in 1988-89 after receiving Orders From the BMA. The then President of the BMA was Dr John Marks, who’s brother Prof Vincent Marks was my boss at Surrey. Lewis Elton was largely responsible for the career of Britain’s First Lady Professor of Physics, Daphne Jackson. Dear old Daphne established an organisation to assist professional women advance in their careers and some of Daphne’s mates advanced their careers considerably by plagiarising my work to raise further research funding for themselves while I was made redundant because my funding had run out. See previous posts.

Daphne, Who Made It In A Man’s World:

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Thanks To This Man’s Dad:

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Ben famously hated Mrs Thatch! Which was why his dad shafted the woman, who along with her friends, had evidence of a gang of criminal doctors that if it had ever been allowed to become public could have finished Mrs Thatch off. My media friends who were also shafted for supporting me used to meet Ben at events. They observed that Ben was indeed a Bob Monkhouse in the making as Dame Edna Everage later also quipped. Ben went to Manchester University and the drama/entertainment scene there was supplied with sex workers who had come off the Top Docs conveyor belt.

Ben was born in Fitzrovia, among the Bloomsbury Set and in 1968 the family moved to Guildford. After Ben graduated and moved to London to make his name in alternative comedy, his parents gave him a house to live in so the poor mite didn’t have to worry about rent. See previous posts for info re Ben and his right-on friends.

 

Friends from Jack Plumb’s early life including C.P. Snow portrayed him in novels; he also is known to be the model for a character in an Angus Wilson short story The Wrong Set.

The Guardian’s obituary for Sir John Plumb written by Neil McKendrick told us:

With the death of Sir John Plumb…Cambridge has lost one of its most influential historians and one of its most memorable characters. He was one of a remarkable group of dynamic and charismatic scholars (including Sir Moses Finley, Sir Geoffrey Elton, Sir Harry Hinsley, Owen Chadwick, Sir Denis Brogan, Sir Herbert Butterfield, Dom David Knowles, MM Postan, Philip Grierson, Walter Ullman, Peter Laslett and Denis Mack Smith) who made the Cambridge history faculty such an exciting place to be in the 1960s and 1970s.

When one recalls that Joseph Needham and EH Carr were then at the height of their powers in Cambridge; that exciting young scholars such as John Elliott, Quentin Skinner, Christopher Andrew and Norman Stone had already joined the faculty; and that ambitious youngsters such as Richard Overy, Geoffrey Parker, Roy Porter, Simon Schama, John Brewer and Keith Wrightson were beginning their research careers, it is little wonder that one looks back on it now as a golden age, unequalled since. Few, if any, could claim to have played a more central role than John Plumb. As a hugely influential teacher, the most popular lecturer and the most prolific writer, and as an unforgettably colourful character, Plumb dominated Christ’s and Cambridge history during much of this period.

Jack Plumb…was the product of a working-class family in Leicester…His first attempt to get into Cambridge ended in a humiliating form of rejection. He took the St John’s scholarship examination…Despite coming top of the exhibitioner list, quite exceptionally he was not awarded one, so he went to Leicester University and was the first person ever to take a first in history from that university college. He went up to Christ’s College, Cambridge, in 1933 to begin research as GM Trevelyan’s first and last research student and, apart from a brief interlude as a research fellow at King’s and his time at Bletchley during the war, he never left Christ’s again.

He became a fellow in 1946, and for over half a century devoted his life to the college…Plumb was a dedicated “college man” and anyone who used that phrase in a disparaging way in his presence could expect an Exocet-like rebuke. Not for him the uninterrupted research time that many academic prima donnas now demand. He was in turn an official fellow, college lecturer and director of studies in history, tutor, steward, wine steward, vice-master and master…Greater love for his college has no man than the fellow willing to take on all these burdens… He did not skimp on his university duties either, being, among many other things, a notably brisk and efficient chairman of the history faculty board from 1966-68….

Dafydd’s gang had sent up a Paedophiles In Distress flare by 1991, which resulted in havoc at UCNW when the gang launched an attack on senior sociologist Graham Day and were assisted by ‘The Guardian’ publishing an article accusing Graham of racism. See post ‘Badlands’. One person caught in the crossfire was Nerys Jones, who’s ex-husband was the Harvard sociologist Professor Orlando Patterson. Nerys knew about Dafydd’s gang and suffered at their hands. She later married Merfyn the VC of Bangor University which was the last straw for the gang. Nerys died in 2008 at the hands of Dafydd’s colleagues at the Walton Centre who, despite being Global Leading Top Docs, just couldn’t do anything in the face of her serious illness. Orlando, who did his PhD at the LSE in the 1960s (see previous posts), is a favour