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For Those Battling With British Justice At Present

Let the floodgates open! For those readers who have been the subject of British miscarriages of justice, the blog brings you a Christmas Present. The Dirty Deeds of Lord Elwyn-Jones, Attorney General, Oct 1964-June 1970 and Lord Chancellor, March 1974-May 1979, as well as the Dirty Deeds of Elwyn’s friends. See previous posts for the basics re Gwynne and Dafydd’s friend Lord Elwyn-Jones, I’m not going to reblog, I want to move onto new material in this post…

Let’s begin with Brave Wendy and Gwynne and Dafydd’s mates at the London Hospital! See eg. ‘The Logic Of Medicine’, ‘Oliver’s Army’, ‘Too Many Pills’ and ‘This Is A Nightmare For All Of Us’. We know that they were facilitating a big trafficking ring there as well as associated serious crime and I have explained in previous posts that Shell and other oil companies wielded huge influence at the London Hospital, I think because of Chief Gov’t Scientist, Rector of Imperial College and WW II Hero Sir Henry Tizard’s family (see previous posts). Tizard’s son Sir Peter Peter Tizard.jpg was a Prof of Paediatrics who was facilitating the Westminster Paedophile Ring and mates with Bodger, Ollie Brooke et al. Peter Tizard went to Rugby School (a la Tom King) Oriel College, Oxford and then qualified at Gwynne’s alma mater, the Middlesex Hospital in 1941. Tizard qualified at about the same time as Gwynne – perhaps two years or so later – and like Gwynne was taught at the Middlesex by Sir William Gilliatt, Brenda’s Royal Doc who delivered Carlo and the Princess Snap and knew Gilliatt’s son Roger, who also trained at the Middlesex. Roger was a mate of Swinging Bisexual Mr Thrope, as well as Mr Thrope’s Swinging Bisexual friend Jeremy Fry and their friend Lord Snowdon; Roger was best man at Snowdon and Ma’am Darling’s wedding.

During 1942-1946, Peter Tizard served in the RAMC in North Africa and Sicily; he later worked as medical specialist in France, Holland and Germany. In 1947, Tizard was appointed to the Great Ormond Street Hospital, as a registrar then a pathologist. In 1949, unable to secure the position of Consultant at Great Ormond, Tizard was promoted to Consultant, and trained as a paediatrician, while working with Reginald Lightwood at St Mary’s Hospital, London and Paddington Green Children’s Hospital. St Mary’s employed Royal Doc Arthur Dickson Wright, a phenomenally violent alkie who grossly abused his family, but because of his social position no-one would help them and his wife was told that if she ever made his conduct public, she would be certified. A leaf out of Gwynne and Dafydd’s book there. Dickson Wright’s daughter Clarissa became a barrister but such a hopeless alkie that she was barred from practice. After squandering a huge inheritance and ending up nearly destitute, Clarissa became a TV celeb in later life when she found out what was happening to me and blackmailed a few people. See ‘Arthur Dickson Wright – An Appreciation’.

After two years with Arthur’s crowd, Tizard went to America on a research fellowship at the Harvard Medical School, working with Bronson Crothers. In 1954, Tizard was appointed Reader to the Institute of Child Health (at GOSH) in charge of the neonatal unit and an honorary Consultant paediatrician to Hammersmith Hospital. In 1964 Tizard was appointed Professor of Paediatrics at Hammersmith Hospital/Royal Postgraduate Medical School, heading the neonatal research unit. In 1972, he became the first Professor of Paediatrics at the University of Oxford, specifically Regius Professor of Physic, which came with a fellowship to Jesus College, Oxford. Jesus College is a college with strong Welsh connections and the choice of university for many of the more senior members of the Gang, some of whom were there at the same time as Harold Wilson.

Between 1970 and 1971, Tizard was President of the European Paediatric Research Society. From 1972 to 1983, Tizard was an honorary Consultant Children’s Physician at the Oxfordshire Health Authority. Between 1975 and 1978, Tizard was President of the Neonatal Society. In 1982 Tizard bagged his K and from 1982 to 1985, Tizard was President of the British Paediatric Association. See ‘Too Many Pills’. Tizard retired in 1983. He died on 27 October 1993. I wrote to Michael Mansfield about Gwynedd Social Services abusing the law to criminalise people who had complained about them in approx. Oct or Nov 1993, after F and I had stood trial at Bangor Magistrates Court in late summer 1993 where Jackie Brandt, a Gwynedd social worker, had admitted perjuring herself.

Sir William Asscher, who was headhunted from George Thomas Central aka Cardiff for the post of Dean of St George’s Hospital Medical School in 1988 after Ollie was jailed and St George’s needed Help, was the son of a Shell big wig. As a student in the 1950s, Asscher was turned down for places at every medical school until Asscher’s dad had a word with a Shell-associated mate at the London Hospital, then Asscher was in, rated as a Brilliant Student (despite having been an academic duffer until then) and never looked back…

Lord Elwyn-Jones’s autobiography reveals that as Wilson’s Attorney-General, although Elwyn had authorised a number of prosecutions for the evasion of the sanctions imposed by the British Gov’t on Ian Smith’s UDI of Rhodesia, he had never prosecuted anyone in the Oil industry for breaching sanctions, not even during ‘the critical years 1967 to 1969’. Not that Elwyn had given the Oil companies immunity, ooh no, Elwyn had no idea at all that Shell and BP had been evading the sanctions. Shell which ran the London Hospital, an institution located in the East End, Elwyn having been the Labour MP of an East End constituency from 1945 until he was appointed Lord Chancellor in March 1974…

Elwyn was Just A Little Welsh Boy from Llanelli who went to Aberystwyth University, although before hanging around there too long Elwyn transferred to Gonville and Caius, Cambridge, but he never forgot his Llanelli roots. When Elwyn, the key link between Gwynne and Dafydd’s partner ring in the East End and the smaller fry back home in Wales, was appointed Lord Chancellor, there was one hell of a party in Llanelli.

Elwyn was appointed Lord Chancellor by Harold Wilson, but Elwyn was obviously a man with friends in high places before becoming Lord Chancellor. When the results of the Feb 1974 General Election left no political Party with an overall majority and Grocer Heath not only failed to get his furniture out of No 10, but took part in (ultimately fruitless) Talks With Mr Thrope re a possible coalition Gov’t, Gwynne and Dafydd’s mate Elwyn received a phone call from Sir Martin Charteris, Brenda’s Secretary and they ‘discussed the constitutional position’. The Grocer resigned not long after that call and Brenda summoned Harold to Buck House…

The reasons for Mr Thrope not forming a coalition Gov’t with Grocer Heath are clouded in mystery. There are accounts of the Grocer and Mr Thrope discussing the possibility of Mr Thrope becoming Home Secretary, but lore has it that Mr Thrope, being the pampered unreliability that he was, walked away from possible deals. The Grocer’s Gov’t had of course been brought down by industrial unrest, in particular the NUM strike. Those union officials (and MPs) in the south Wales, Yorkshire and Durham coalfields knew about the Westminster Paedophile Ring because so many of the key players were from those areas, as of course was Westminster molester George Thomas, the biggest timebomb of them all. They’ll also have known about Mr Thrope’s activities, which might have been something to do with Mr Thrope not getting into bed (as it were) with the Grocer…

Elwyn’s autobiography stresses that he and his wife, Artist Polly Binder, had made such good friends in the East End that of course they maintained ties with them all there after Elwyn became Lord Chancellor. Upon his appointment, Elwyn’s mates from across the globe sent him their best wishes, including: the bent Bangor solicitor Sir (William) Elwyn Jones (the Labour MP for Conway, 1950-51 and the father of the bent Bangor solicitor Elwyn Jones, who acted for the predators who shafted F during the early 1990s); Rex Welsh QC from Johannesburg; Melford Stevenson (a legendary dreadful old judge who jailed a teenaged girl after she refused to give evidence against her father in a sex case – I have always wondered if she simply refused to perjure herself when told to) and Law Lord Charles Hodson.


Sir Melford Stevenson
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Mr Justice Stevenson in 1959
Justice of the High Court
In office
1 October 1957 – 23 April 1979
Personal details
Born
Aubrey Melford Steed Stevenson

(1902-10-17)17 October 1902
Newquay, Cornwall

Died 26 December 1987(1987-12-26) (aged 85)
St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex
Spouse(s)
Anna Cecilia Francesca Imelda Reinstein (m. 1929⁠–⁠1942)
Rosalind Monica Wagner (m. 1947)
Children 3

Sir Aubrey Melford Steed Stevenson established a legal career in the field of insolvency and then served during the Second World War as a Deputy Judge Advocate General of the Armed Forces. He was subsequently Judge Advocate at the 1945 war crimes trial of former personnel of the German submarine U-852 for their actions in what became known as the Peleus affair. In 1954 Stevenson represented the litigants in the Crichel Down affair, which led to changes in the law on compulsory purchase and a resignation of a Gov’t Minister. The Crichel Down affair was a sleight of hand in which a youthful Lord Carrington was involved; it was presented as a victory for democracy and the Little Man, but it was a opaque deal for the benefit of a wealthy landowner. See previous posts. In 1955 Stevenson defended Ruth Ellis, the last woman to be executed for murder in the UK. Stevenson’s wiki entry tells us that he was deeply distressed by the execution of Ellis, for whom there had been no defence in law, but who was expected to have been reprieved by Home Secretary Gwilym Lloyd George. In recent years, everyone involved in the case of Ruth Ellis was it seems heart-broken at what happened, including the people who could have stopped her being hanged. Nigel Havers, the luvvie who is the son of Lord Michael Havers, maintains that his poor old dad was torn apart by Ellis’s execution because ooh he thought that the Home Secretary Henry Brooke would allow the Appeal. Somehow Ruth Ellis was hanged without anyone at all wanting it to happen.

In 1957, Stevenson took part in the unsuccessful prosecution of John Bodkin Adams for the murder of Edith Alice Morrell. Previous posts discussed Serial Killing Top Doc Bodkin Adams, including the part played by Harriet Harman’s Top Doc dad, who gave evidence for the defence without having experience of the field in which he supplied Expert Evidence, the role of the BMA who unlawfully got their paws on evidence and then leaked it to third parties and the disappearing documentary evidence of an Angel. Then there was the meal enjoyed by key witnesses with senior Gov’t legal figures and the gay relationship between some of those at the meal…

What is so fascinating about the Bodkin Adams case is that so many features are those that have raised their heads in so many other cases of dangerous, even murdering, Top Docs. The unlawful behaviour of the BMA, a plod being kicked about by Top Docs and their mates, evidence from Angels disappearing, an Expert spouting rubbish in the witness box, leaks everywhere and close relationships between the defendant and people in High Legal Office in Gov’t.

Stevenson became a High Court judge in 1957 and acquired a reputation for severity in sentencing, at least for certain people under certain circumstances. He sentenced the Kray twins to life imprisonment in 1969. Ronnie famously ended up in Broadmoor only for the world to be outraged decades later when it became public that he was virtually running the place; no-one had let on that the General Manager of Broadmoor at the time of the Public Outrage, Jimmy Savile, was a serious sex offender and every bit as criminal as Ronnie. Or that Ronnie had been part of Gwynne and Dafydd’s East End empire. Ronnie was the gay lover of Tory politician Lord Bob Boothby, who was himself also having an affair with Harold Macmillan’s wife and numerous other people, some supplied by Gwynne and Dafydd; at Oxford Lord Bob had been a ‘close friend’ of John Strachey – the brother of Amabel, Sir Clough Williams-Ellis’s wife – who became a Labour MP and Gov’t Minister. When he was Minister for Food, John Strachey’s Parliamentary Secretary was Feminist Heroine and Nice Lady Doctor Edith Summerskill, who was part of Gwynne and Dafydd’s Gang, as was her daughter, Nice Lady Doctor and Labour MP, Shirley Summerskill, who was known to the Drs Francis and a colleague of Dr Death.The criminal Top Docs ran Broadmoor, all mates of Gwynne and Dafydd’s, of course Ronnie Kray was made comfortable in there. His sentence and all the talk of the Institution For The Insane was a con. Other patients in Broadmoor were abusedand murdered, but not Ronnie.

In 1970 Stevenson passed long sentences on eight Cambridge University students who took part in the Garden House riot, and the following year he gave a 15-year sentence to Jake Prescott, a member of the Angry Brigade, for conspiracy to cause explosions. Prescott had been found not guilty of direct involvement in the bombings, but had admitted to addressing three envelopes. His sentence was reduced to ten years on appeal. See previous posts for details of these weird and controversial cases.

Stevenson retired from the bench in 1979 aged 76 and died at St Leonards in East Sussex, Bloomsbury country – Bodkin Adams lived and worked in the area – on 26 December 1987. John Allen’s brothels to which he trafficked kids in care from north Wales were in nearby Brighton. By the time that Stevenson died, the Gang were fully at war with me, had killed my friend Anne, had killed Stephen Bagnall (the kid from care with whom I made friends in Denbigh), had tried to frame and imprison me and then tried to kill me and had also tried to murder Brown’s brother. See eg. ‘Hey, Hey, DAJ, How Many Kids Did You Kill Today?’ Ollie Brooke had been jailed in Dec 1986 and released early on Appeal in May 1987 by Lord Chief Justice Geoffrey Lane. See ‘Oliver!’.

Stevenson was born in Newquay, Cornwall, the son of the Reverend John George Stevenson and his wife Olive, sister of Henry Wickham Steed, journalist and Editor of The Times, 1919-22. The Rev. J. G. Stevenson, a Congregational Minister, died when his son was fourteen years old. An uncle who was a solicitor funded Stevenson’s ongoing education at Dulwich College, intending that the young Stevenson would join the family firm. Stevenson studied for an external London University LLB degree after becoming an articled clerk in his uncle’s legal practice. Stevenson became a barrister and joined the Inner Temple, of which he became the Treasurer in 1972. Others in Inner Temple included Lord Snowdon’s father Ronald Armstrong-Jones, the Havers clan – Sir Cecil Havers (dad), Lord Michael (son) and Lord Elizabeth Butler-Sloss (sister) (there are other less famous legal Havers’ as well) – and Mr Thrope.

Shortly after being called to the bar in 1925 Stevenson joined the Chambers of Wintringham Stable at 2 Crown Office Row, now Fountain Court Chambers. He remained there for the rest of his legal career except for the war years, eventually becoming Head of Chambers. Sir Wintringham Norton Stable, (19 March 1888-23 November 1977) was a barrister and a High Court judge. The son of Daniel Wintringham Stable, a barrister of the Middle Temple, Wintringham Stable was a member of Middle Temple, as was Geoffrey Howe, Ronnie Waterhouse, Paddy Mayhew and Greville Janner. Stable became Head of Chambers at 2, Crown Office Row, which towards the end of his life moved premises and became known as Fountain Court Chambers. He admitted colleagues who gained his set a strong reputation for commercial litigation, especially Melford Stevenson QC, who succeeded him as Head of Chambers, Leslie Scarman QC  and Alan Orr QC.

Lord Scarman – of Middle Temple – was of Gwynne and Dafydd’s network and literally took orders from Dafydd’s partner in crime in south London John Tilley, the Labour MP for Lambeth Central (see ‘Lord Snooty The Third’), when Scarman was conducting his Inquiry into the 1981 Brixton Riots. See ‘Only One Died’.

Wintringham Stable’s son Owen was also a barrister and then a Circuit judge, assigned to the South Eastern Circuit; Owen knew Ronnie Waterhouse. Owen Stable has featured on the blog before – he made headlines when he declared that Three Young Thugs really should have been flogged – but far more interesting is that Owen Stable was Head of a 1971 DTI investigation into Cap’n Bob…

Maxwell’s career in publishing and the media began when he became the British and US distributor for Springer Verlag. In 1951 he bought 75% of Butterworth-Springer, changed its name to Pergamon Press and quickly transformed it to a major publishing house specialising in academic journals. Pergamon Press was listed in 1964 and in 1969, trading was suspended at the London Stock Exchange after Maxwell was accused of lying to increase the sales price in negotiations to sell the company to Leasco. Maxwell subsequently lost control of the company and was expelled from the board. Thus Owen Stable led an investigation for the DTI. The 1971 Report stated:

“We regret having to conclude that, notwithstanding Mr Maxwell’s acknowledged abilities and energy, he is not in our opinion a person who can be relied on to exercise proper stewardship of a publicly quoted company.”

Despite Owen Stable’s public reprimand, Maxwell re-acquired Pergamon Press in 1974 and went on to make the business highly profitable. From there he pursued and executed a series of acquisitions and built his profile as a media mogul. In 1980 he obtained a controlling interest in British Printing Corporation plc – rescuing it from the brink of insolvency – and renamed it Maxwell Communication Corporation plc; in 1984, he acquired the Mirror Group Newspaper, ending expensive labour practices and introduced new technology. In 1986, Maxwell Corporation became a FTSE 100 company. Maxwell had reached the pinnacle, putting Maxwell Corp on a par with Rupert Murdoch’s media empire by announcing his ambition to take the company global and generating revenues of £3-5 billion by the end of 1990.

Cap’n Bob was found floating in the sea on 5 Nov 1991.

I had been forced out of my job at St George’s in Jan/Feb 1991… Thatch had resigned on 28 Nov 1990 and I was arrested in Dec 1990 on the basis of the perjury of the Drs Francis… See previous posts.

In some earlier posts I’ve mistakenly said that Maxwell died in Nov 1990; I remember watching the news of Maxwell’s death on TV and I misremembered watching it on the TV at the house that I shared in Streatham in 1990. I was actually a patient on the psych ward in Ysbyty Gwynedd when Maxwell died. After refusing to treat me on the grounds of my Dangerousness, the Gang, led by the Drs Francis, pretended that a truce had occurred after my neighbours near Bethesda had demanded an explanation from local Top Docs as to why I was unable to access any NHS care, while I was ill and being threatened and harassed…

I was admitted to Ysbyty Gwynedd sometime in the autumn of 1991 and documents in my possession make it clear that it was yet another Cunning Plan of the Gang. In the words of a letter sent to his colleagues by Alun Davies, the manager of the mental health services, the Drs Francis were going to appear to take a ‘caring’ attitude towards me in order that ‘the next time we prosecute her, we will be more likely to secure a conviction’. I hung about as a patient in Ysbyty Gwynedd for months without anything very effective in terms of ‘help’ materialising; I also watched much neglect and occasionally serious abuse of other patients while I was there, as discussed in previous posts.

The DTI of course had another ineffective go at the Maxwell empire after the Capn’s death. Here’s the brief summary from the BBC website dated 30 March 2001:

es the Maxwell report mean?

The DTI has released its report into the Maxwell affair nine years after Robert Maxwell’s empire collapsed and news of the pension fund theft first emerged. BBC News Online explains what the report means

Why was there a DTI report?

Following the death of Robert Maxwell in November 1991, his business empire collapsed as it emerged that its debts vastly outweighed its assets.

It soon emerged that over £400m was missing from the pension funds.

Robert Maxwell presided over an empire of some 400 companies and frequently channelled money between companies.

The report was set up to look into the reasons behind the collapse of the company and more particularly, the flotation of Mirror Group Newspapers in the months prior to his death.

Why has the report taken so long?

Two inspectors from the Department of Trade and Industry were commissioned in 1992 to look into the Maxwell business empire.

Their focus was the flotation of Mirror Group Newspapers in 1991.

The report was delayed as Kevin Maxwell, his brother Ian and a Maxwell family adviser stood trial on charges brought by the Serious Fraud Office.

All three were later acquitted on all counts and the inquiry resumed.

Who does the report blame?

The DTI report says Kevin Maxwell bears a “heavy responsibility” for the collapse of his father’s business empire. It also lays some blame at the door of leading City institutions.

These include Goldman Sachs, a broker to some of Maxwell’s business, Samuel Montagu, the bank which advised on the flotation, and Coopers & Lybrand, auditors to the Maxwell empire.

Crucially, it says primary responsibility lies with Robert Maxwell, the company’s founder, and the only man to know what was really happening.

Will the report result in any prosecutions?

The report is unlikely to result in any further prosecutions after the |Maxwell brothers were cleared of wrongdoing in a criminal trial.

But there is speculation that Kevin and Ian Maxwell may be banned from holding company directorships.

The DTI may yet decide to do this on the basis of the inspectors’ findings in the report. It says it is “taking legal advice before deciding on whether directors disqualification procedures are appropriate”.

It would be difficult to take further action against many of the institutions blamed.

Some have been taken over or no longer exist in the same form.

Samuel Montagu, the bank which advised Robert Maxwell on the flotation, is now part of HSBC, while Coopers & Lybrand is now part of Price Waterhouse Coopers.

PriceWaterhouse Coopers has been heavily fined by the accountancy watchdog for Coopers & Lybrand’s conduct in the affair.

Goldman Sachs was found to be innocent of any wrongdoing in a criminal enquiry.

Could it happen again?

Robert Maxwell took over £400m from his companies’ pension fund, leaving 32,000 pensioners fearing for their future financial security.

Since then, the pensions law has been tightened up, with funds required to keep a minimum balance and a new regulatory authority, OPRA.

There is also a pensions compensation board which would pay up to 90% of pension claims in the case of fraud.

Some of those who campaigned for compensation for the Maxwell pensioners say it could happen again.

Even pensions lawyers say it would be difficult to stop a determined criminal, though it should be more difficult.

The report does recommend “severe sanctions” against companies which do not report fraud.

It also calls for more detailed guidance on the audit of labyrinthine empires such as Maxwell’s.

Does the report damage the City’s reputation?

In short, yes – although the report revealed nothing new.

Prior to any flotation, a prospectus is prepared, which should, in theory, provide information for potential shareholders in that company.

Given that in the months prior to the flotation, Robert Maxwell had been taking money from the pension funds, its critics say that close examination of the books should have revealed what was going on.

On top of that, Robert Maxwell had previously been the subject of a Board of Trade investigation in 1971, which found that he was “unfit” to run a public company.

The report concludes that “the most important lesson from all the events is that high ethical and professional standards must always be put before commercial advantage.”

It adds:”The reputation of the financial markets depends on it”.

What are the Maxwell brothers doing now?

Since being acquitted on charges for fraud, Kevin Maxwell and his brother Ian have resumed careers in business.

Now Kevin is chairman of Telemonde, a telecoms supplier, an area he has specialised in since 1993.

Since 1995, Ian has been a publisher at Maximov Publications, which specialises in publications about Russia and the former Soviet countries.

Analysis

See previous posts for further details of the Maxwells and their businesses, dodgy professionals who helped them, the Cap’ns links with universities etc.

Re Owen Stable’s 1971 Report for the DTI, the Secretary of State for Trade and the President of the Board of Trade, Oct 1970-Nov 1972, was the ordinary sounding John Davies. John Davies was anything but ordinary and when the Grocer appointed John to the DTI just four months after John had entered the Commons, it was a case of 

John Davies was nominated for the safe Tory seat of Knutsford on the turf of Gwynne and Dafydd Central in Cheshire and subsequently elected in June 1970. Ronnie Waterhouse’s old mate Walter Bromley- Davenport (see ‘Heart Of Darkness’) had held Knutsford since 1945. It wouldn’t do justice to Walter to call him a Sir Bufton Tufton, or even a Sir Herbert Gusset, Walter equalled Sir Henry at Rawlinson End as discussed in previous posts.

John Emerson Harding-Davies was born in Blackheath, London on 8 January 1916, the second son of Arnold Thomas Davies (1882–1966) a Chartered Accountant from Folkestone, by his wife Edith Minnie Harding (1880–1962) only child of Captain Francis Dallas Harding (1839–1902) and Minnie Mary Malchus of Calcutta. Davies went to Windlesham House School in Sussex and St Edward’s School, Oxford. John Davies had just obtained professional qualifications as the youngest Chartered Accountant in the country in 1939, when World War II led him to enlist in the Royal Army Service Corps. Davies spent most of the war in the Combined Operations HQ. From 1945 Davies worked for Combined Operations Experimental Establishment (COXE), and was demobilized in 1946.

On 8 January 1943, John Davies married Vera Georgina Bates, only child of George William Bates, Managing Director of Barratts Shoes, by his wife Elvina Rosa Taylor. The marriage produced two children; a daughter – Rosamond Ann, and a son – Francis William Harding Davies (Frank Davies).

I have blogged in detail about Frank Davies previously; he is THE Frank Davies, the Canadian record producer.

The Honourable Francis William Harding Davies is founder of the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame (Panthéon des Auteurs et Compositeurs Canadiens).

Davies received the Juno Awards 2014 Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award, recognizing individuals who have made a significant impact on the Canadian music industry.

Frank Davies was educated at Windlesham House School near Brighton, Pangbourne College and Strasbourg University in France. On 1 June 1972 Frank married the Canadian pop singer Lynda Squires, daughter of Ruth Mullen Squires. The marriage produced three children, Meghan Mae Harding Davies (now Ehrensperger), Emily Gwyneth Emerson Davies-Cohen and Kate Theresa Georgina Davies.

Frank Davies started his music career in 1964 as a French correspondent to the Billboard magazine. He later worked for both EMI Records and Liberty Records in London until the late 1960s, before migrating to Canada in 1970. There, Davies co-founded the independent record label Daffodil which became the first Canadian label to be distributed by a ‘major’ in that country, in the shape of Capitol/EMI. Davies signed Tom Cochrane, Crowbar, A Foot In Coldwater, the King Biscuit Boy, Klaatu and others to his label throughout the 70s and published their songs.

In 1978, alongside Daffodil, Frank Davies formed Partisan Music, a production and publishing company that entered into an exclusive deal with U.S record company Capitol to develop talent for that label worldwide. He brought artists including Alfie Zappacosta, Graham Shaw and the Leggat Brothers to Capitol Records.

In early 1982 Frank Davies put his label and production company on hold to become President of ATV Music Canada. At ATV, he developed the songwriting careers, of Eddie Schwartz, David Tyson, Aldo Nova, the Pukka Orchestra, Headpins, Chilliwack and Toronto, and became a full-time music publisher.

In 1986, as a result of ATV’s purchase by Michael Jackson, Frank Davies formed The Music Publisher (TMP) and built it into Canada’s largest and most successful independent music publisher over the next 14 years. Frank sold TMP to Alliance Communications Corporation and A&F Music in 1994 staying on as its President/CEO until the end of 1999 at which time he founded the music consultancy firm he currently operates – Let Me Be Frank Inc.

TMP secured over 1,500 cover recordings, of the 5,000 Canadian songs Davies published, by artists as diverse as Joe Cocker, Bonnie Raitt, Alice Cooper, The Doobie Brothers, Tom Cochrane, Heart, Cher, Don Henley & Sheryl Crow, kd lang, Tanya Tucker, Alannah Myles, Loverboy, Terri Clark, Emmylou Harris, Wynonna, George Jones, Bette Midler, The Carpenters, Blue Öyster Cult, Amanda Marshall, The Pukka Orchestra and The Guess Who.

During the TMP years, Frank Davies signed and published the songs of songwriters and artists including Jane Siberry, Murray McLauchlan, Honeymoon Suite, Ron Hynes, Eddie Schwartz, Hagood Hardy, Dean McTaggart, Sherry Kean, Exchange, Ian Thomas/Boomers, Gil Grand, and John Capek; as well as American songwriters Byron Hill, Rick Braun, and Odie Blackmon. TMP opened a Nashville office in the mid-90s.

Since founding Let Me Be Frank Inc, Frank Davies has been the executive producer for albums by Serena Ryder, whom he brought to EMI Music, The Rankin Family, The Treasures whose debut was released by Universal in the spring, and he is currently working on the solo debut for Heather Rankin, the youngest member of the famed Cape Breton family. LMBF also publishes the works of longtime client and record producer David Tyson, is a consultant to corporate client Ole Media Management, and has consulted to Microsoft/Xbox, as well as the Dept of Canadian Heritage, the Neighbouring Rights Collective of Canada, and to a variety of songwriters, artists and music publishers with respect to the sale and acquisition of their copyright catalogues.

Frank Davies has served as a director on industry boards including CARAS (Vice President/Trustee), CMRRA (Chair), FACTOR, PROCAN, Canadian Music Publishers Association (CMPA), OMDC, SOCAN and the Socan Foundation (Chair).

In 1998 Frank founded the non-profit Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame/Le panthéon des auteurs et compositeurs Canadiens (CSHF/PACC) serving as its Chairman until 2004. The Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame has inducted Canadian songwriters such as Gordon Lightfoot, Leonard Cohen, RUSH, Robbie Robertson, Joni Mitchell and Oscar Peterson.

So that’s Frank Davies, who’s dad facilitated many dreadful things, including Gwynne and Dafydd’s paedophile/international trafficking ring.

Frank’s dad John Davies joined the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company as an accountant in the marketing division. He qualified as a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in 1949. Davies worked for the company in London, Stockholm and Paris; the company was renamed British Petroleum in 1954. In 1956, John Davies was promoted to the role of General Manager (Markets) for BP and in 1960 he was appointed Director of BP Trading. The next year, Davies was appointed as Vice-Chairman and Managing Director of Shell-Mex and BP Ltd. See the source image

John Davies arrived as Tory MP for Knutsford just as Lord Elwyn-Jones left office as Attorney-General. Not that Lord E-J had gone very far, he was still busy as an East End MP and a globe trotting barrister of Gray’s Inn and in 1974 would be back as Lord Chancellor…

John Davies also became a Director of Hill Samuel Group. Robert Bluglass’s father worked for the Hill Samuel Group, as discussed in previous posts.

John Davies became a member of the Grand Council of the Federation of British Industry and Chaired a Committee on technical legislation. His conduct on that Committee ‘was regarded as impressive’. The Federation merged with British Employers’ Federation and the National Association of British Manufacturers in 1965 to form the Confederation of British Industry. Davies was appointed as Director-General of the CBI from July 1965. John Davies supported initiatives such as the National Economic Development Council where Gov’t, employers and trades unions – mostly mates of Dafydd and the Gang (see previous posts) – met to discuss the economy; Davies set up a joint CBI-TUC committee. He was also supportive of British entry into the European Community when Wilson’s Gov’t applied in 1967.

Davies surprised some, such as Enoch Powell in May 1967, when he made a speech in California in which he observed that Wilson’s Govt’s measures to keep pay and prices down were working; Powell considered this not only untrue but an example of collaboration in which “the very spokesmen of capitalism” were doing the work of the socialists. Although Powell didn’t mention a word about the huge international paedophile/trafficking ring run by John Davies’s mates with the HQ rapidly expanding in north Wales/Cheshire and that’s why John Davies was getting into bed with Harold Wilson, making friends with the trade unions etc. But then Powell had taken part in the role play in 1961 when in his capacity as Macmillan’s Minister for Health, he had visited Denbigh, given Gwynne a bollocking in public, declared his intention to shut the place down, returned to England and then made a Radical Speech to an audience from the National Association for Mental Health (MIND), knowing that the organisation was run by Gwynne and Dafydd’s mates and screams of protest would follow… Gwynne and Dafydd’s mate Lord Balniel obliged and a robust campaign followed to Stop Anyone Closing Down The Home Of The Patients Where They Were Looked After And Happy In Their Madness.

Interesting Facts About Lord Balniel aka Robert Alexander Lindsay, 29th Earl of Crawford and 12th Earl of Balcarres; Premier Earl of Scotland and Chief of the Clan Lindsay:

The Earl of Crawford and Balcarres
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Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
In office
5 November 1972 – 4 March 1974
Monarch Elizabeth II
Prime Minister Edward Heath
Preceded by Joseph Godber
Succeeded by David Ennals
Minister of State for Defence
In office
23 June 1970 – 5 November 1972
Monarch Elizabeth II
Prime Minister Edward Heath
Preceded by office established
Succeeded by Ian Gilmour
Member of the House of Lords
Lord Temporal
Assumed office
24 January 1975
Life peerage
In office
13 December 1975 – 11 November 1999
Hereditary peerage
Preceded by The 28th Earl of Crawford and Balcarres
Succeeded by Seat abolished
Member of Parliament
for Welwyn Hatfield
In office
28 February 1974 – 10 October 1974
Preceded by constituency established
Succeeded by Helene Hayman
Member of Parliament
for Hertford
In office
26 May 1955 – 28 February 1974
Preceded by Sir Derek Walker-Smith
Succeeded by constituency abolished
Personal details
Born
Robert Alexander Lindsay

5 March 1927 (age 92)

Nationality  United Kingdom
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s) Ruth, Lady Crawford & Balcarres (née Meyer-Bechtler)
Children 2 sons, 2 daughters
Parents David, Earl of Crawford and Balcarres, KT, GBE, DL;
Mary, Countess of Crawford and Balcarres, 3rd dau of Lord Richard Cavendish, CB, CMG and Lady Moyra (née Beauclerk)
Relatives Duke of Devonshire, Duke of Saint Albans
Residence Balcarres House, Fife
Education Eton College
Alma mater Trinity College, Cambridge

The Star of the Thistle

 

See previous posts for much gen about Lord Balniel of the multiple earldoms and all who sail in him.

Enoch Powell remained silent throughout the John Vassall Gay Spies in The Admiralty Scandaland the Profumo Affair which followed and never returned to the territory of closing down Denbigh again. Enoch Powell is one of those who has in recent years been named as one of the members of the VIP paedophile ring operating at the Kincora Boys’ Home in Belfast. Throughout the many years of Enoch Powell being denounced as a Racist Shite and the Maddest Most Hated Man In Politics, no-one mentioned the matter that would have finished him off. Just as he didn’t mention that same matter that would have finished his political opponents off.

My grandfather had mentioned it, they all knew that and revenge was still being taken decades later.

So I’ll wait to hear from all those people who told everyone else that I was a racist, far right and anti-Semitic now that the ignoramuses who were happy to pass that info on know what it was all about and why the character assassination was generated in the first place by Spies We Have Known who manipulate idiots.

Although as any fule kno I am a Fascist, at St George’s I was a Naïve Red. One day the conversation in the tea room turned to Enoch Powell no less and when Mandy Leigh – who drove daddy’s discarded Mercedes, lived in the Little House Where The Gardener Used To Live, had a brother Charles who was a merchant banker who’s Christmas bonus was more than the annual salary of Bodger’s senior technician and was mates with Will Travers of the Born Free Foundation – the vile research assistant of Bodger’s mate Dr Cathy Wilson, did her ‘He was a very clever man’ bit. I remarked that didn’t stop Powell being mad and/or wrong. At which point Doreen from the London Crime Family who was the Secretary for the Private Patients (including Cilla) – Doreen’s salary was paid by the NHS – chipped in with ‘Well look what’s ‘appening, he was right wasn’t he’.

I decided not to waste my energy at that point, but I did discuss the Bigots Of That Parish later with James, a postdoc of leftie inclinations. James who was gay and from a London Irish family, who knew about Dafydd and the Gang, who also knew that Norman St John Stevas was ‘holding spanking parties with little boys and no-one knows how he’s getting away with it’ and who when James realised that I was a witness to the Gang in north Wales, thrashed out a very nice deal for himself and bagged a highly paid job at PwC. See previous posts.

Norman St John Stevas was best known for being in love with and a friend of the Royal Family, particularly the Queen Mum Gawd Bless Er, for being an old Queen (but not of the Brenda variety) and a devout Roman Catholic. After a career of many adventures and shameless toadying to the Royals, St John-Stevas served as the Master of Emmanuel College, 1991-96. Tom King is an alumnus of Emmanuel College. Norman bagged that job in the year that the first North Wales Police investigation into a suspected VIP paedophile ring in North Wales/Cheshire was launched, the year in which Cap’n Bab went overboard and Norman held onto the role as Master of Emmanuel until the year in which The Hague announced that there was to be a Public Inquiry into the North Wales Child Abuse Scandal. Furthermore in 1991, my career was wrecked and so was the career of my closest friend who knew what was happening to me at the hands of the Gang; she too came from Somerset and Tom King was her family’s constituency MP. Meet Sir Paul Fox, former President of the Royal Television Society (see previous posts): 

At least Peter Morrison bagged his knighthood in Feb 1991, the month in which we were both forced out of our jobs…

Peter’s sister Dame Mary Morrison was Woman-of-the-Bedchamber to Brenda.

St John-Stevas was born in London; his father was a hotel proprietor of Greek origin. His older sister was the actress Juno Alexander, first wife of actor Terence Alexander. St John-Stevas was educated at St Joseph’s Salesian School, Burwash, East Sussex and then at the Catholic school, Ratcliffe College, Leicester, on the turf of the long-standing Leicestershire ring… St John-Stevas was active in the Young Conservatives at the same time as Gwynne and Dafydd’s mates David Hunt, Beata Brookes, Peter Walker et al who put jet engines under the Gang’s business activities in the 1970s and 80s. Thatch was on the scene as well, she even rocked up to Tory Party conferences in Llandudno with them, but her name has been kept away from the early activities of this lot.

St John-Stevas was a contemporary of Gordon Reece, famous for the physical make-over of Thatch, in tandem with Lord Tom Bell and Saatchi’s PR bit.

St John-Stevas read law at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge and served as President of the Cambridge Union in 1950. He studied also at Christ Church Oxford University and was the Secretary of the Oxford Union. Norman obtained his PhD degree with a thesis titled A study of censorship with special reference to the law governing obscene publications in common law and other jurisdictions (on the early work of Walter Bagehot) from the University of London and a JSD degree from Yale University. St John-Stevas was called to the Bar at the Middle Temple in 1952, joining Paddy Mayhew, Waterhouse, Greville etc.

St John-Stevas worked as a Lecturer at Southampton University (1952–1953) and King’s College London (1953–1956). He worked at Oxford University at Christ Church (1953–1955) and Merton College (1955–1957). Stevas also lectured in the US and held a visiting Chair at the University of California, Santa Barbara. From 1954 to 1959 St John-Stevas was legal adviser to Sir Alan Herbert‘s Committee on book censorship.

In 1956 St John-Stevas’s Obscenity and the Law was published. This “became a key work of reference during subsequent reforms” and also “reflected an intellectual shift toward the law’s retreat from the pulpit”. In 1959, St John-Stevas joined The Economist and became its Legal and Political Correspondent.

Who better than a man who was holding sex parties with trafficked underaged kids to advice on matters obscenity and the law?

A founding member of the Conservative Bow Group, St John-Stevas was later elected as MP for the safe Conservative seat of Chelmsford in Essex at the 1964 General Election, holding this seat until stepping down at the 1987 General Election, days after Ollie Brooke’s jail sentence was reduced by Lord Chief Justice Geoffrey Lane and as the Cunning Plan re framing and imprisoning me brewed.

St John Stevas favoured a relaxation of the obscenity laws in the 1950s. Yes he probably did, by the 1960s, the Gang had a very profitable business in child porn, made by filming the kids who were forced to have sex with Peter Morrison, George Thomas, St John-Stevas et al. Although Norman opposed Leo Abse‘s Divorce Bill and David Steel‘s Abortion Bill because of his Catholic views, in 1966, St John-Stevas was a co-sponsor of Abse’s Private Member’s Bill to reform the law to permit homosexual acts between consenting adults, which became the Sexual Offences Act 1967.

That was Leo the good mate of George Thomas and the Gang who advised the Gang on how to frame and imprison me in 1987. Leo who’s Top Doc brothers Dannie and Wilfred were Of The Gang, Wilfred succeeding in making himself beyond question for life after being the Top Doc who examined Rudolf Hess at the Nuremberg Trials. Elwyn-Jones was on the prosecution team at Nuremberg, as was Gwynne and Dafydd’s Big Mate David Maxwell-Fyfe aka Lord Kilmuir. See previous posts.

I was supposed to have been jailed some three weeks after the 1987 General Election at which St John-Stevas stood down from the Commons, but the Cunning Plan unravelled. Dafydd and Tony Francis were central to the plot. I have documentary evidence, it was in my files and copies were sent to numerous third parties in on the plot at the time…

David Steel knew exactly what was going on in north Wales as well, although he has only ever been exposed in the media as concealing the activities of Cyril Smith. There was just so much more that the Boy David kept quiet about; he is even on record as saying that Mr Thrope’s trial was a tragedy for Mr Thrope. See ‘Man Of Steel’. No, the tragedy is that Norman Scott was targeted for assassination by that Gang and Norman was not the only person whom they decided that they could kill lest they found themselves with a few difficult questions to answer. They did it to me because I refused to shag Gwynne and Dafydd and join the Royal Brothel. They need to make their minds up; do they kill people because they do have affairs with them or because they say no?

Thank goodness that in the cases of Norman Scott and I that they couldn’t even carry out a simple murder plot without cocking the whole thing up.

In the later stages of the Grocer’s Gov’t, St John-Stevas was junior Minister at the Department of Education and Science (when Thatch was the Secretary of State) and the Minister for the Arts, 1973–1974.

After the defeat of Grocer Heath’s Gov’t, St John-Stevas supported Heath in the first ballot of the 1975 Conservative Party leadership election but switched his vote to Thatch in the second ballot. St John-Stevas served as a member of Thatch’s Shadow Cabinet, 1974-79, being the Shadow Spokesman for Education, 1975-78. His Deputy was Whacko aka Sir Rhodes Boyson, a former Headmaster obsessed with the idea of caning schoolboys who left an inexplicable fortune behind him when he died. See previous posts.

St John-Stevas and Whacko held those Shadow roles in Education while I was at that bloody dreadful Chilton Trinity School in Bridgwater in Tom King’s constituency with teachers targeting me because my family were Tories; there was a ring operating in the school which spotted targets for Dafydd’s Gang, as discussed in previous posts. St John-Stevas and Whacko did not get along and loathed each other.

St John-Stevas became Shadow Leader of the Commons in 1978. When the Tories were returned to power in 1979, he was appointed as Minister for the Arts, 1979-81, while simultaneously holding the roles of Leader of the Commons and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster.

In January 1981, St John-Stevas was the first of the Tory “wets” to be dismissed from the Cabinet by Margaret Thatcher, whom he had nicknamed “Tina” a la “there is no alternative”. At the time, Thatch was perceived to have treated Stevas so badly that no-one understood why he hadn’t bitten back and floored her. He appeared on ‘Question Time’ with the Gang’s mate Robin Day and explained to the Labour members of the panel who were taking the piss out of him that the Tories were loyal to each other, something that the scrapping factions of the Labour Party had no experience of. The reality was that the sexual assaults on kids as organised by the Gang bound everyone together, including Tories who loathed each other.

On one QT programme  – it might have been the same one – Gang Royalty member Gwyneth Dunwoody took the piss out of Stevas for being an Roman Catholic, telling him that he had God on his side. Gwyneth was Labour MP for Exeter, 1966-70, then Crewe and Nantwich in Cheshire, Feb 1974 until her death in 2008. Gwyneth was married to Top Doc John Dunwoody, one of the Top Docs who were the Mr Bigs of the Westminster Paedophile Ring, who was Labour MP for Falmouth and Cambourne, 1966-70. John Dunwoody wowed everyone, Richard Crossman wanted John Dunwoody as DHSS Secretary and others banged on about him being a future Labour Party Leader. However Dunwoody – before he and Gwyneth divorced in 1975  – left politics in 1970 and Returned To Medicine to work as a GP in London and hold NHS governance roles.

Medicine needed Dunwoody at the Westminster Paedophile Ring’s HQ in London, particularly on the manor of St George’s Hospital Medical School. Dunwoody became the first Director of Action on Smoking and Health (ASH). He served as Chairman of the Kensington, Chelsea and Westminster Area Health Authority, 1977–82, Chairman of the Family Planning Association, 1981–87 and Chairman of the Bloomsbury District Health Authority, 1982–90. From 1996 Dunwoody was Vice-Chairman of the Merton, Sutton and Wandsworth Local Medical Committee.

Gwyneth and John’s daughter Tamsin inherited the right to become a Labour politician and was the AM for Preseli Pembrokeshire, 2003-07.

Charlie Falconer and Betty Williams – Gang member and at the time the Labour MP for Conwy – made their visit to Bangor University in 2007, during which Betty delighted in telling the audience for Charlie’s public lecture on the Human Rights Act that the VC Merfyn’s wife Nerys was dying, after Merfyn had been keeping it private. Merfyn was receiving serious aggro from the Welsh Assembly, Miranda and Gordon throughout Tamsin’s time as an AM and during that time John McTernan’s brother-in-law nicked my computer, my e mails were hacked, I was wrongfully arrested etc.

Tamsin caused outrage on all sides when she received the nomination to stand as the candidate for Gwyneth’s seat after Gwyneth pegged out in 2008, Tamsin describing herself as a ‘single parent’ and launching an attack on the Tory candidate, John Timpson, as a ‘millionaire’. The hypocrisy backfired badly and Timpson won the election. After years of the entire Dunwoody clan having pissed the whole world off repeatedly, Tamsin was headline news after her teenaged daughter reported her mother for assault and cruelty. The police were involved but it all died a death. You bet it did, the Dunwoodys had been concealing Gwynne and Dafydd’s crimes for years and they were also where the action was re Mr Thrope and Norman, while my grandfather was going apeshit about it all and when my father was farming in Devon.

Gwyneth and John Dunwoody married in 1954, the year that John qualified as a Top Doc. They moved to Devon; John worked in hospitals in Devon and as a GP in Totnes. Gwyneth was a Totnes Borough Councillor, 1963-66. John stood for the safe Tory seat of Tiverton in 1959 – held for entire geological eras by David Heathcote-Amory, who’s family virtually ran the Tory Party in Devon and Somerset and were connected to Gwynne and Dafydd as discussed in previous posts –  and nearly won Plymouth Sutton in 1964; Dr Death, a colleague of John Dunwoody, bagged that a few years later…

Plymouth as a city was dominated by the Foot family, who were lawyers and either Labour or Liberal politicians. There was a lot of them and some of them held very powerful positions. Michael is the most well-known to my generation, but his brother Dingle was a long-serving MP  – Dundee, 1931-45 and then Ipswich, Oct 1957-June 1970 – who was Wilson’s Solicitor-General, Oct 1964-Aug 1967 and concealed much Gwynne and Dafydd criminality. Dingle was succeeded as the MP for Dundee by John Strachey. As for Ipswich, John Allen was living in Ipswich before he suddenly decided in the mid-1960s that running children’s homes in north Wales was the future. One high profile family who’s ancestral home is near Ipswich is the Hervey aristocrats, the most notorious being John Jermyn, the now deceased Lord Bristol, famous for his Class A drugs excess and of course the rent boys and blood borne infections. Lord Bristol is not the only member of his family who pegged out prematurely before the Waterhouse Report, his brother did as well, being found hanging in his Chelsea flat after Help from the Top Docs. He didn’t have a lifestyle anything like John Jermyn’s but he knew what his brother was doing and who with. See ‘The Vermin Club’.

Dingle ‘choked to death on a chicken bone’ in an hotel in Hong Kong on 18 June 1978; Mr Thrope was charged with incitement and conspiracy to murder on 4 Aug 1978. Footie’s other brother Hugh Foot aka Lord Caradon was a diplomat who served as UK Ambassador to a number of different countries. There are many Foots and they have multiplied. See ‘The Bay Of Pigs Invasion’.

Michael Foot’s good friend the writer Mervyn Jones was the son of Dr Ernest Jones, a mate of Gwynne’s as well as Wilfred Abse, Leo’s Top Doc brother and a mate of Lord Elwyn-Jones. See previous posts. Ernest was the psychiatrist who introduced Freud’s theories to the UK, fell out with Freud over Ernest’s conduct towards Freud’s daughter Anna and succeeded in killing his new wife after he carried out a bit of DIY abdominal surgery on her in his in-laws house in south Wales. Many lies were told about the cause of death. Ernest Jones was undoubtedly involved with organised abuse, as was Michael Foot, Footie who was married to Feminist Film maker Jill Craigie. See previous posts…

Nancy Astor also reigned in Plymouth, serving as the Tory MP for Plymouth Sutton, 1919-45.

Gwyneth the Labour Party’s Strong Woman pegged out on 17 April 2008, after an emergency heart operation, the Doctors being Ah wonderful and doing their best. After Gwyneth’s death, a great many lies were told in Tributes to this Wimmin’s Champ.

The Dunwoodys are almost as good as the Wedgie-Benns, in that they go back a generations with political accomplices of the Gang. Gwyneth’s mum was Baroness Norah Phillips and Gwyneth’s dad was Morgan Phillips, Secretary General of the Labour Party, 1944-61. In 1957 Morgan Phillips, Nye Of The NHS and Richard Crossman famously extracted libel damages from ‘The Spectator’ by perjury. Gwyneth tried very hard to suppress publication of Crossman’s diaries that brought this to public attention, although it was decades later.

Norah Mary Phillips, Baroness Phillips, JP (née Lusher; 12 August 1910-14 August 1992) was educated at Hampton Training College as a teacher. She became active in her local Fulham Labour Party and in 1930 married fellow Fulham activist Morgan Phillips, a former miner and later the General Secretary of the Labour Party 1944–61. They had a son as well as Gwyneth.

Norah Phillips was a long-serving London magistrate and co-founder in 1935 of the National Association of Women’s Clubs. She was made a life peer on 21 December 1964 as Baroness Phillips, the year in which Dafydd was promoted to the level of consultant and Harold Wilson was elected as PM. Norah was the first female Gov’t Whip in the Lords, as Baroness-in-Waiting, 1965–70.

Norah championed consumer issues and in 1965 founded the Housewives Trust to help shoppers obtain better value for money. In 1977 she became Director of the Association for the Prevention of Theft in Shops. Norah served as Lord Lieutenant of Greater London, 1978-85, succeeded by Dafydd’s mate Field Marshal Edwin Brammall, who is discussed in previous posts.

Gwynne and Dafydd’s partner in crime from the Camden ring, Wimmin’s Champ Lena Jeger – married to Dr Santo Jeger, an East End GP who was mates with Uncle Harry and the Abses – who was on board with Gwynne and Dafydd, wrote Norah’s glowing obituary for the Indie, to which I shall return later in this post… Baroness Jeger spent her entire political career, as Councillor and then Labour MP, in Camden/Bloomsbury and inherited her Commons seat of Holborn and St Pancras from her husband Santo. Dobbo succeeded Lena as the Holborn and St Pancras MP. See eg. ‘The Most Dangerous Man In The World – Part IV’. Lena was a graduate of Birkbeck, mates with Eric Hobsbawm and worked for the security services. Lena Jeger was friendly with the giants of the LSE such as R.H. Tawney as well as with Nye and his wife Jennie Lee. See previous posts for info on the Jegers.

Morgan Walter Phillips (18 June 1902-15 January 1963) was born in Aberdare, Glamorgan, one of the six children of William Phillips. Morgan Phillips was brought up in Bargoed. He left school when he was 12 to become a colliery surface worker. When he was 18, Phillips became a member of the Caerphilly Divisional Labour Party and served as Secretary of the Party in Bargoed, 1923–25. Morgan was Chairman of the Bargoed Steam Coal Lodge, 1924–26. Phillips was able to attend the Labour College, London for a two-year course, after which he remained in London and became Secretary of the Labour Party in West Fulham, 1928–30 and later in Whitechapel, 1934-37. Morgan Phillips became a Councillor on Fulham Borough Council, 1934–37.

Pioneering Feminist Lady Doctor Edith Summerskill was elected as the Labour MP for Fulham West in 1938. Summerskill was one of the first women to qualify as a Top Doc – she qualified at Charing Cross – and was one of the founders of the Socialist Medical Association, that campaigned for the establishment of the NHS. Santo Jeger and Wilfred Abse were early leading lights in the Socialist Health Association. Like Santo and the extended Abse family – substantially lawyers and Top Docs from south Wales – Edith facilitated organised abuse and worked for the security services.

The British state was at the very heart of the Westminster Paedophile Ring; the NHS was a state-bureaucratic project concerned with managing the plebs, it really was not about sympathy for the Poor.

Before becoming an MP, Edith served as a Middlesex County Councillor, 1934-41, for Harringay Green Lanes. Think King Edward and Mrs Simpson, the abdication crisis, the sexual exploitation of the plebs by Royals and others in High Places…

In 1937 Morgan Phillips was employed at the Labour Party’s HQ as propaganda officer, then as Secretary of the Party’s research dept from 1941. Phillips soon rose to become Secretary of the Party in 1944, formally renamed General Secretary in 1960. Phillips revolutionised the organisation of the Labour Party and aimed to appeal to a wider set of people and professions, a professional basis for the election victories in 1945 and 1950, that saw fewer trade unionists and more professionals elected to Parliament. Phillips called for recognition of middle class aspiration for wealth, home ownership and leisure opportunities and warned against excessive emphasis on nationalisation. Nevertheless, Phillips and the Labour Party organization that he led were blamed by some for the defeat in the 1955 General Election: a post-mortem conducted by Harold Wilson labelled the Party’s organization as a “penny farthing [an antiquated model of bicycle] in a jet age”.

Morgan Phillips’ reputation rose in the (unsuccessful) 1959 General Election campaign. His daily press conferences were seen as an outstanding success, attracting much interest. Phillips understood journalists and gave concise and insightful answers. He presented a clear analysis of what had happened during the election defeat and constructive proposals for the future, many of which are included in his paper, Labour in the Sixties (1960), that laid foundations for the return to power of the Labour Party in 1964. Morgan Phillips also published East Meets West (1954) and various political and economic pamphlets.

Phillips was a key figure in the international Labour movement and presided over several conferences of the International Socialist Committee from 1944 onwards. He served as Chairman of the Socialist International from its formation in 1948 until 1957. Phillips suffered a stroke in August 1960, at the height of his career and retired as General Secretary in 1961, dying on 15 Jan 1963, just as the Profumo Affair began kicking off in a major way…

It was in Fulham Labour Party that Morgan Phillips met Norah Lusher, later Baroness Phillips, whom he married in 1930.

Gwyneth Dunwoody was born in Fulham where her father was Labour Parliamentary agent. Both of Gwyneth Dunwoody’s grandmothers were suffragettes and all four grandparents were Labour Party loyalists. She attended the Fulham County Secondary School for Girls, now known as the Fulham Cross Girls School, and the Notre Dame Convent in Battersea. Gwyneth left school aged 16 and became a journalist with a local newspaper in Fulham, covering births, marriages and deaths. She joined the Labour Party in 1947 and spoke at the 1948 Labour Party conference in Scarborough. Gwyneth worked as an actress in repertory and as a journalist in the Netherlands, learning fluent Dutch, before suffering a bout of TB.

Gwyneth’s husband the Nice Young Doctor – or he was until the marriage reached a certain stage –John, Trained as a Top Doc at the Westminster Hospital, as did Leo Abse’s brothers Dannie and Wilfred. The Westminster Hospital Medical College was a popular choice for students from south Wales and many of those on board with Gwynne and Dafydd trained at the Westminster. See eg. ‘O Jones, O Jones’. The Westminster’s reputation reached the clouds after one of the Top Docs there, Sir Clement Price Thomas, ‘successfully operated’ on King George VI, although the King went consistently downhill after the operation and died months later. Price Thomas was from Merthyr Tydfil and became President of the Welsh National School of Medicine. See ‘Successful Surgery On King George VI!’.

John Dunwoody served as a junior Minister under Richard Crossman in the DHSS, 1969-70, when Crossman was pushing the boat out to cover up the extent of the Ely Hospital Scandal – the ultimate part of the denial of the level of criminality and abuse being to appoint Geoffrey Howe as Chair of the Inquiry – and of course Gwynne and Dafydd’s activities…

 

On the backbenches, St John-Stevas ‘remained loyal to Thatcher whilst criticising Thatcherite economic policies’. In 1984, the year in which I complained about Gwynne, Stevas’s book The Two Cities was published in which he claimed that Thatcher could see “everything in black and white [but] the universe I inhabit is made up of many shades of grey”.Dr Dafydd Alun Jones

St John-Stevas stood down from the House of Commons at the 1987 General Ellection, being created a life peer with the title Baron St John of Fawsley on 19 October 1987. By which time Leo Abse’s Cunning Plan to imprison me for a serious offence had fallen apart, MI5 had recorded Dafydd trying to bribe me into dropping my complaint about him, Tony Francis had secured a High Court injunction against me on the basis of his perjury hours after Dafydd had told me that he’d have me arrested and imprisoned in Risley Remand Centre; the MDU and their solicitors Hempsons knew that Francis had perjured himself but still sent me a telemessage at 7 am telling me that they would be requesting my imprisonment AND suing me for damages because Tony Francis was so traumatised by naughty old me…

AND NO-ONE KNEW THAT ANYTHING WAS AMISS???

Meanwhile in July 1987, it had all kicked off with Tuppence and Lady Mary in the libel courts, with both of them perjuring themselves and doing a How Very Dare You at Monica Coughlan, the sex worker with whom Tuppence DID have sex. Monica who died on 27 April 2001 after being the victim of a ‘drugged up driver’ who crashed into her car shortly before Monica was due to give evidence against Tuppence in his trial for perjury, which opened on 30 May 2001… See ‘Tuppence And His Fragrant Wife’.

Tuppence grew up in Weston-super-Mare, as did John Cleese, who’s pal Zany Graham Chapman sexually abused boys throughout his adult life and made friends with Mr Bridgy Celeb in 1986-87. Chapman, the son of a Leicester policeman, had trained as a Top Doc at Bart’s, an institution that operates in partnership with the London Hospital, many of Brave Wendy’s colleagues held joint appointments with Bart’s. Bart’s was a hospital ruled by Lord Snowdon’s family, Lord S’s granddad from north Wales having trained as a Top Doc at Bart’s after studying at UCNW and Lord S’s barrister dad being a Governor of Bart’s. Bart’s concealed Zany Graham’s offences throughout his life. Zany Graham was a keen mountain climber, spent a lot of time in Snowdonia and personally knew members of the Gang as well as the staff at the C&A Hospital in Bangor. John Cleese was educated at Clifton College in Bristol; I think that D.G.E. Wood went to Clifton College.

Dame Janet Vaughan’s father was a Master at Clifton before becoming Headmaster of some even grander public schools, including Rugby, Tom King’s old school. Janet Vaughan was from a Bloomsbury family with male relatives who preferred to have sex with boys rather than adults of either gender. Vaughan became a Top Doc and served as Principal of Somerville College when so many grand old bags who colluded with Gwynne and Dafydd – including Thatch, Shirl, Margaret Jay and Esther – were at Somerville. My Posh Relative Veronica Piercy, Lord Gnome’s wife, went to Somerville, as did other female relatives of Gnome. See ‘Lord Gnome, My Distant Relative By Marriage’.

Cleese was mates with psychiatrists Robin and Prue Skynner, who were also facilitating the Westminster Paedophile Ring; Prue was such a good mate of the St George’s crowd that they named a therapy centre after her. Robin held Therapy Sessions for ‘clergy with marital problems’ ie. vicars who were molesting children, such as the Rev John F. Rigg in Bawdrip near Bridgwater, or Carlo’s friend Bishop Peter Ball, who after being caught molesting was given a rent-free cottage at Aller on the Somerset Levels by er Carlo. Robin Skynner grew up in Cornwall and returned there in old age.

The Tory MP for Weston-Super-Mare, 1969-97, was Sir Jerry Wiggin, who was a good friend of a farming family who lived near us when I was a teenager; one of my family was very friendly with those farmers. Jerry Wiggin had stood for Montgomeryshire in 1964 and 1966, the Liberal Party’s fortress protected by Emlyn Hooson for decades. Jerry bagged Weston in the by-election held after the unfortunate death on 7 Jan 1969 of the sitting Tory MP David Webster after a ski-ing accident. Jerry beat Tom King to the nomination for the seat, thus Tom was knocking around to put his name forward as the candidate for Bridgwater after the sitting MP, Gerald Wills, for whom my grandpa campaigned, er died suddenly in office on 31 Oct 1969.

Jerry farmed in Worcestershire; Gang member Peter Walker served as the MP for Worcestershire and lived there. Jerry’s son Eton-educated Bill Wiggin decided to go to UCNW the year after I graduated from UCNW, just as the Gang became particularly nasty with me. When he was at UCNW, Bill was an enthusiastic member of the TA, as were so many Gang members, including Keith Best, Tory MP for Anglesey and junior Welsh Office Minister who was simply not interested when I went to see him in the summer of 1985 re the Gang’s activities; Bill Wiggin rocked up the begin his first year at UCNW just a few weeks later! But then Tony Francis had rung his mates at the Welsh Office as soon as he realised that I would make a complaint.See the source imageThatch’s lapdog at the Welsh Office – and then Major’s lapdog at the Welsh Office, being one of the rare Ministers who outlasted Thatch – Lord Wyn Roberts has been the centre of allegations that he was molesting kids in care. Whether he was or wasn’t, Wyn Roberts undoubtedly concealed organised abuse in north Wales as well as the wider Westminster Paedophile Ring. Wyn Roberts was the son of a Methodist Minister and the family home was near Llandegfan, the village in which I lived, 1983-86, as did D.G.E. Wood and so many Bangor University staff as well as Top Docs/better paid NHS staff. I have just finished Wyn’s autobiography and he had family all over Anglesey, including in both Anglesey villages, Llandegfan and Malltraeth, in which I have lived. Prof Greig-Smith of the Dept of Plant Biology at UCNW, who worked for the security services, lived at Llandegfan. Greig-Smith was on good terms with the Cambridge botanist Edred Henry Corner, Douglas Hurd’s uncle. See ‘Our Man In Llandegfan’. Wyn Roberts too worked for the security services.

The relative of Wyn’s who really frightened the plebs was his brother, the barrister and judge Eifion Roberts QC. The biggest laugh re Eifion is that he is credited with having been the Public Servant who cleaned up civic corruption in south Wales. It was a standing joke that Eifion obviously left civic corruption in north Wales alone, but I doubt that Eifion had much of an impact in south Wales either. The Gang’s power base in Wales was in Cardiff, in civic life…

I was told the other day that although ‘Scallywag’ finally dared name Wyn as a paedophile in DATE, no-one else dared raise questions about him because it was known that Eifion And His Mates would sue the arse off of them if so much as a question about old Wyn was ever published.

Wyn decided to Step Down From The Commons in DATE 1994, the year that Peter Howarth was jailed for the sexual abuse of kids in care in north Wales. Four days before Howarth’s trial had opened at Chester Crown Court, his long time friend and colleague, the Head of Bryn Estyn, Matt Arnold, died on 13 June ‘from an unidentified blood disease’. In Spring 1994, F and I had met with two members of the Mental Health Act Commission and told them that Dafydd was sexually abusing patients and that serious complaints about him were not being investigated. The Commissioners admitted to us and to Jeff Crowther, the Nursing Officer who insisted on attending the meeting with us, that they had heard such complaints about Dafydd many times before, as long ago as the 1960s. The MHAC corresponded extensively with the Gwynedd Community Health Trust after our meeting but not about our complaint. Instead the correspondence was concerned with the existence of a Care Plan for me. The Trust themselves refused to even document our complaint on the grounds that to do so would be libelling Dafydd. What did happen as soon as we met with the MHAC was that Dafydd told the world that I had thrown a brick through his glass door in the early hours of the morning, someone going to the trouble of planting the brick that I had thrown. My crime was documented by the NHS and the police and although within days of my crime the police received evidence that I could not have committed it – I wasn’t aware that I’d even been accused for weeks – meetings between the Trust and the police continued in which my crime was discussed as well as the Serious Danger that I presented to the life of Dafydd and ALL NHS Top Docs no less. The MDU were given details of my brick throwing activities AFTER the police knew that I could not have done it and on 4 Nov 1994, Dafydd obtained an injunction  against F and I from Liverpool High Court on the basis of an affidavit in which Dafydd discussed the brick that I’d thrown and my violent attacks on many others although Dafydd couldn’t remember the precise details. Dafydd also discussed his anus and a raspberry that F had blown down the phone at him months earlier. The MDU and their solicitors Hempsons knew that perjury had been committed.

After our meeting with the MHAC, another Cunning Plan was hatched to have me banged up with Mr Savile. As well as the planted brick, many people were made aware of how Dangerous I was, how many Murderous Attacks that I had carried out on third parties and Ron Evans, the bent solicitor employed by Gwynedd County Council was called upon to assist. Ron forged documents of a higher quality than the amateurs in the Trust and advised that if an alarm system was installed at a cost of £20k To Protect Dafydd From Me, that would be pretty convincing evidence as well. Yes, the alarm system was installed to Protect Dafydd From Me, thus demonstrating how Dangerous I was.

After I began this blog I was told that the MHAC were intentionally sent on a Routine Visit to the Hergest Unit because the Gang knew that F and I would ask to meet them and the nature of our complaints and evidence that we offered would then become known. The person from the MHAC who corresponded with the Trust was Joyce Kaye. Joyce Kaye, remember the name! Joyce concealed sexual abuse on the part of Dafydd that Joyce knew went back at least as far as the 1960s….

See eg. ‘The Banality Of Evil’, ‘A Solicitor’s Letter From North East Wales MIND’, ‘The Evolution Of A Drugs Baron’ and ‘Now Then…’ for further details of the idiocy and denial of very serious criminality.

Previous posts have provided details of the many other roles in the NHS/Gov’t/Law held by the Great and the Good who were in senior roles at the MHAC at the time, including Dafydd’s friend William Bingley, Dafydd’s friend Louis Blom-Cooper QC and Dafydd’s friend Dame (Viscountess as well but she modestly just used the title Dame) Ruth NAME…

After we met with the MHAC, Brown sent Ian Rickard, the then manager of the Hergest Unit, yet another letter in which Brown confirmed that he heard Dafydd telling me in 1987 that if I withdrew my complaint about him, Dafydd would bag me a place at Liverpool Medical School. Rickard told me that he never received Brown’s letter. Years later when I finally obtained my medical records, there was a copy of Brown’s letter to Rickard, accompanied by scribbles in unknown hands asking ‘What shall we do about Dr Brown’s letter?’ ‘Do not reply’.

Brown was unlawfully sacked from his job – July – Bing Spear – Peter Morrison

Previous posts have discussed the many documents in my possession demonstrating forging of documentation and conspiracy on the part of the NHS and the Welsh Office during 1994-96. The Welsh Secretaries who spanned that truly impressive time were John Redwood, David Hunt and The Hague and the Guilty junior Ministers were as ever Wyn, but also Rod Richards, among others. Rod who later admitted that yes, they all knew that Peter Morrison was sexually abusing kids in care. See previous posts…

 

Jerry’s son Bill Wiggin subsequently pursued a career in the City before becoming the Tory MP for Leominster in DATE. Bill was at Eton with Cameron and is married to Milly, Cameron’s ex-girlfriend. Bill Wiggin served in Michael Howard’s Shadow Cabinet, including as Shadow Welsh Secretary, Nov 2003-Dec 2005. Peter Walker’s son Robin also followed his dad into politics, being elected as the Tory MP for Worcester in May 2010; Robin also has interests in the City. Robin served as a junior Minister for N Ireland in Boris’s last Gov’t, before Boris was re-elected as PM yesterday.

Lord Wyn, who also worked for the security services (see previous posts eg. ‘The Cradle Of Filth’ and ‘Slaves, Perfect Slaves’ for details of Wyn’s glorious career) – Harrow – his good mate – HERE

That other mad paedophile one – HERE

I hope to be returning to Wyn’s splendid autobiography in a future post, in particular to discuss the Billions That The Tories Invested In Wales To Regenerate The Nation. I certainly had a good laugh as I read the figures, the details of which of Thatch’s mates received the money while I bore in mind that Wales is still the poorest part of the UK, with Business Leaders And Councillors Demanding that Gov’t Invest In Wales. Don’t bother Boris, the money is being stolen and by the same people who have been nicking it for decades. Wyn’s account of the Regeneration Of Wales was certainly an eye-opener. Brown has been telling me for years that a lot of people have been given a lot of money to keep Wales in poverty, but Wyn kindly provided the names of the guilty in his volume.

St John-Stevas was Chairman of the Royal Fine Art Commission from 1985 to 1999. His tenure was wracked by controversy.It was hoped that his appointment would revitalise and popularise the Commission, which had not even produced an annual report for many years. Stevas succeeded in “inject[ing] a bit of panache and excitement” into the Commission. However it also became a mouthpiece for Lord St John’s own views and preferences and Lord St John adorned his office with paintings from national collections, documents were presented in red boxes and he was served by a chauffeur and ex-civil servants, in accommodation more lavish than that of most Secretaries of State: prompting one commentator to quip that “if he cannot have power, he must have the trappings”. This was all criticised in a savage Gov’t review by Sir Geoffrey Chipperfield.

The Royal Fine Art Commission strongly criticised the plans for the Millennium Wheel on London’s South Bank even though three of the Commissioners were enthusiastic about it. After an ill-tempered meeting in which St John-Stevas was allegedly rude to the Wheel’s architects, Sherban Cantacuzino, the Commission’s Secretary, wrote to the architects saying: “I am sure that he enjoys putting people down, all of us have suffered from his bullying”. Think yourself lucky Sherban, Lord St John of Fawsley was raping boys and some witnesses were killed.

Despite all predictions, in 1995 Stevas was reappointed for a third term as Chairman. Although he was greedy, hopeless and hated at the Commission, St John-Stevas knew where the bodies were buried and in July 1995 there were two more of them, Bing Spear and Peter Morrison. Meanwhile, Tony Francis et al were busy trying to make a case for me to be sent to live with Jimmy Savile and if possibly lobotomised. F and I found Tony Francis in our back garden one night, shining a torch into our bedroom window. Being the Dangerous Nutters that we were, we invited him in for a cup of tea. Back at the ranch, documents were being forged, people were being paid to tell lies about us and Cunning Plans continued apace. The Tories had spotted a True Star to steer the Welsh Office through such choppy waters:

succeeded leon’s seat in Richmond – PPS to Howe and Lamont – Kingston link

Howe – born in Port Talbot, the son of a solicitor – before politics, Howe was a barrister in Wales -MIDDLE Temple?? – covered up Ely Hospital Scandal as well as Gwynne and Dafydd’s crimes – Elspeth – a relative of Camilla’s has also concealed the crime – leading positions on the EOC – Val Feld – the Howes were lifelong friends of Ronnie Waterhouse and his wife, having become close in their 20s

Lord Fawsley’s tenure as Master of Emmanuel College at Cambridge University, 1991 to 1996, was at times controversial. He built a new lecture theatre with ancillary rooms (the Queen’s Building) at the cost of some £8 million, the costs of which were pushed upwards by Lord St John’s insistence on re-opening the quarry in Ketton, Rutland, to obtain limestone from the same source from which the college’s Wren chapel was built. Some of the College’s fellows apparently first had doubts about the wisdom of appointing Stevas when several of his friends were caught naked one night in the Fellows Garden swimming pool.

Who would ever be so daft as to continue to give St John-Stevas public appointments when he carried on like this? Oh, I forgot. As well as the other buried bodies and Ghosts from Christmas’s Pasts, Lord F’s friend the Queen Mum Gawd Bless Er enjoyed the lifelong service and devotion of William Tallon aka Backdoor Billy, a servant who ran a VIP rent boy ring  – Gwynne and Dafydd were the ultimate suppliers of the fresh meat – within the Royal Household, until Backdoor Billy died from AIDS on 23 Nov 2007. There’ll have been no removing Lord F from power and privilege after Gwynne snuffed it in the latter part of 1986.

St John-Stevas succeeded in promoting Emmanuel College through House and Garden and Hello!, although some fellows were angered when Mohammed al-Fayed, who had donated £250,000 to a new extension of the College, was rewarded with a “Harrods Room” and an honorary membership of the College, an honour Stevas invented. The relationship between Master and College worsened to the point that “one tutor started handing out copies of the Master’s pronouncements in his role as ‘constitutional expert’ with a prize for the student who spotted the greatest number of legal mistakes”.

Lord F’s critics alleged that he spent too much time with a small clique of public school-educated young men who “were favoured with introductions to royalty and captains of industry, to dinners at White’s, private theatrical performances at the Master’s Lodge and long, affectionate letters”. Call Me Dave’s dad Ian Cameron was Chairman of White’s when Peter Morrison was a member. Stevas would also cut undergraduates off in mid-sentence with a cutting remark in Latin and to members of other colleges Emmanuel gained the nickname “Mein Camp”.

After his retirement as Master, Lord F maintained his ties with Emmanuel College, which he used from time to time as a venue for events of the Royal Fine Art Commission Trust. So Lord F had the sort of relationship with Emmanuel College that Zany Graham did with Bart’s; he crashed out there when he needed to and in the face of questions about those boys in his company he reminded everyone of his association with a Prestigious Institution and Royals You Know.

Lord St John was a prominent Roman Catholic and also Patron of the Anglican Society of King Charles the Martyr, as well as Grand Bailiff for England and Wales of the Military and Hospitaller Order of Saint Lazarus (statuted 1910).

St John Stevas’s partner of over 50 years was Adrian Stanford. As well as all those underaged boys of course. They met each other in 1956 at Oxford, where Lord St John taught Stanford law. They entered into a civil partnership shortly before Lord St John’s death in order to avoid paying inheritance tax, which would have taxed 40% of his £3.3 million estate. Ah the Civil Partnership Ceremony was so Romantic!

A Loyal Monarchist, Lord St John enjoyed a close relationship with the British Royal Family. Soon after his elevation to the Lords, photographs of him in purple bedroom slippers appeared in Hello! magazine while he lounged in the bedroom of his Northampton rectory with a signed photograph of Ma’am Darling prominently displayed. After his elevation to the Lords he was an active member and used only official House of Lords headed stationery. St John-Stevas lived in Montpellier Square, Knightsbridge and had a house in Northamptonshire.

There was something peculiar going on in Northamptonshire. A number of high profile abusers Trained or worked there, including Greville’s mate from Leicestershire Frank Beck, who was banged up for five life terms in Nov 1991 for the abuse of hundreds of kids in his care. Beck and others are also believed to have murdered a boy in their care, but the body was explained away by people being told that the boy had Run Away From Care And Killed Himself.

The notorious St Andrew’s Hospital is located in Northamptonshire. St Andrew’s these days is a Private Unit who’s staff have achieved infamy for battering and even killing the learning disabled adults in their care. Previously St Andrew’s was a psych hospital with an equally grim reputation; Expert Evidence from Top Docs at St Andrew’s were crucial in the conviction of Jeremy Bamber for murdering his family back in the 1980s. Jeremy has always maintained his innocence and is now fighting for yet another review of his case, having already been slapped down by the British judiciary. See eg. ‘Family Annihilation’. I have no idea whether Jeremy is guilty or not, but nothing that those psychiatrists said – or indeed the forensic psychiatrists who gave evidence in the Bamber case – can be taken to be true, they said anything about anyone that was convenient, they were literally all mates with each other and their more honest colleagues were far too frightened to ever grass up the enormity of the wrongdoing.

The Gang in north Wales had links to Northamptonshire via Frank Beck. Rob Evans, a senior manager for Gwynedd Social Services during the 1980s and 90s, first in the Children’s Services, then in the Mental Health Services, was educated at Leicester University. He subsequently became a Team Leader in Dorset and then rocked up in Gwynedd. Previous posts eg. ‘I Know Nuzzing…’ discussed Rob and his lies and tolerance of serious abuse of Empowered Service Users in Gwynedd. One of those with whom Rob shared an office in Aberconwy when Rob worked for the Children’s Team in Gwynedd, Terence James, arrived in the Bryn Golau Peep Show at the request of Dafydd to ‘assess’ me. James failed to identify himself to me, but I did find out who he was and made a note of his name and the note disappeared from on top of my bed (it turned up in my medical records decades later, lovingly preserved) and James spouted bollocks about me on the orders of Dafydd. As for Rob, the Hergest Unit arranged A Meeting Between Rob, F and I to discuss the constant problems that we were having with Keith Fearns et al in the Arfon Community Mental Health Team. Rob gave us a talk on Social Work Practice and failed to investigate or even discuss our complaints. We had been threatened, assaulted and the Arfon CMHT had constantly perjured themselves in Court. Years later, I found in my records Rob’s notes re the meeting that day. He had met Keith Fearns alone without our knowledge and asked Fearns what he wanted ‘done with [me]’. Fearns had replied ‘Lock her up’. Rob told him that wouldn’t be possible. Fearns repeated ‘Lock her up’. Rob noted that there was ‘no resolution’ to this and he was leaving this job tomorrow anyway…

Rob subsequently gave evidence to Ronnie Waterhouse’s Inquiry, explaining that the Gwynedd Community Mental Health Services were ‘probably the best in Europe’. Dafydd had appeared in the local paper described as ‘Europe’s leading forensic psychiatrist’. Dafydd isn’t even a forensic psychiatrist, he is a general psychiatrist.

Dafydd being touted as Europe’s Leading Forensic Psychiatrist caused such entertainment among the Empowered Service Users that he received a few phone calls from people wanting to meet him, or seeking his advice. Dafydd also received a call from the Daily Mail asking for an interview and a photo ‘of you on a bearskin rug Dr Jones, naked, looking rather coy’.

When F and I said to Tony Francis ‘Dafydd’s telling people that he’s Europe’s Leading, he even believes his own lies’, Francis replied ‘We all do’. The Top Docs did certainly.

Brown, ever the good sociologist, observed that it will have been very important for Dafydd to allow the media to spout nonsense about him being Europe’s Leading Forensic Psychiatrist, because that is what will have gained him entry to police stations at night to rescue Peter Morrison et al. Anyone else would just be barred from access to prisoners. I saw this in action myself; Dafydd crashed into Bangor Police Station in 1987 at midnight when I was being unlawfully held. I didn’t ask for him, he just crashed in declaring that he was here to See His Patient. Not that I was his patient. After the serious charges against me had to be withdrawn – whoops they’d all lied again – I was charged with a minor Public Order offence. Very minor but ooh a Court Report was needed from an Expert. Who was appointed? Dr James Earp from Leicester, part of the ring and a former colleague of Rob Evans. See ‘An Expert From England’.

Earp told me that he didn’t know Dafydd; he knew Gwynne but didn’t tell me that. Earp’s opening line in his Court Report was that when he went to shake hands with me, I told him that I wasn’t a Freemason. Indeed I did, I was taking the piss. He foregrounded it in the Report to Bangor Magistrates whom he knew were working on the patch of a criminal Gang linked at least partly by Freemasonry and he didn’t mention that I was taking the piss…

Just a few years after I met him, Earp was at the centre of a big scandal involving a murderer, James Rudman, who had escaped from Earp’s Secure Unit. It was obvious that the murderer had received inside help and a reading of the case also suggests that Rudman was assisted by crooked lawyers and Top Docs at his original trial in Leicester who ensured that he ended up in Earp’s Unit not prison. Earp was interviewed on TV and was remarkably relaxed about the escaped murderer. See eg. post ‘          ‘.

After Frank Beck was jailed, Andrew Kirkwood QC Chaired the inevitable Inquiry. Kirkwood slammed every other agency and service in Leicestershire for colluding with Beck except for the Top Docs. He merely commented that the psychiatrists had only met the social workers  who were ‘looking after’ the kids (they had abused them) to give the social workers ‘supervision sessions’ rather than met the children themselves. So how exactly do child psychiatrists ‘looking after’ ‘troubled kids’ never meet the kids but instead hold regular ‘sessions’ with social workers who raped, battered and trafficked the kids?

Earp and co were attached to Leicester School Of Medicine. The Dean was Lord Robert Kilpatrick who in 1989 was headhunted by the GMC as their Chairman, to replace Gwynne’s mate Lord John Walton. Kilpatrick was headhunted by the GMC when it became known that Beck and Janner were under investigation for child abuse. Kilpatrick had previously served as Dean of Sheffield Medical School, Savile HQ.

In 1984, I spent a few hours with a junior doc who had qualified at Sheffield and was working as a trainee GP in D.G.E. Wood’s surgery. He told me that he wanted to work in General Practice but not in north Wales, but didn’t tell me why. One Sheffield grad who did work in Gwynedd and remain there for his entire career was Dr Lyndon Miles. Lyndon arrived in Gwynedd in 1984 and began working with Wood in the Student Health Centre. Lyndon has a nice manner but he knew what that Gang were doing and assisted; he was working in the Student Health Centre when Gwynne was there, he was the GP of my friend Anne when the Gang killed her and he was the GP of a young woman who was grossly sexually exploited by the junior obstetricians at Ysbyty Gwynedd. She was literally passed around among them, became pregnant twice in the early 1990s, the fathers of the babies arranged the abortions that she did not want and before each abortion she was sectioned to ensure that she didn’t get much of an opportunity to refuse. She was discharged hours after each abortion and after the second abortion she was refused all further NHS care. I read the letters that Tony and Sadie Francis had written to her telling her this, I was friends with her.

Since Lyndon has appeared on this blog, he has voluntarily given up his licence to practice. For years Lyndon was a senior GP in north Wales, responsible for training, holding the most senior roles on various committees, including on Gwynedd Local Health Board. Lyndon was appointed Vice-Chairman of the Betsi Board when it was first created and after telling me that he’d never give in to the Gang who were causing havoc, two/three weeks later he resigned… Lyndon immediately stepped into the job of Chairman of St David’s Hospice, Llandudno, run by the Gang… See eg. ‘The CEOs Of St David’s Hospice’.

Robert Kilpatrick was a Scottish Top Doc who knew Robert Bluglass. Kilpatrick was Chairman of the GMC in 1994 when Bodger and Malcolm Pearce were caught perpetrating a huge research fraud. Bodger didn’t even face a disciplinary committee, Kilpatrick asked him to give evidence against Malcolm… Malcolm was struck off and then bagged a job in a barristers Chambers advising on medical negligence… See ‘Now Then…’

‘A bunch of crooks.’

Just before I was being packed off to James Earp in July 1987, Keith Vaz, the washing machine salesman, was elected as the Labour MP for the Leicester constituency in which Brown and I were living at the time. Vaz had been working as a solicitor in a Leicester City Council-funded Law Centre. The City Council were colluding with Beck and Janner. Vaz’s mum moved to Leicester with him and was a Leicester City Councillor. Keith’s sister Valerie is a solicitor who like Keith became a Labour MP. Valerie is discussed in previous posts.

Prior to moving to Leicester, Keith Vaz had worked as the senior solicitor for Islington Borough Council, when a ring linked to the Gang operated in the children’s homes in Islington. Staff were exchanged between Islington and the Gang, just as they were between Leicester and the Gang. NAME moved between Islington and Clwyd County Council and was known to be abusing kids but received good references and further jobs and NAME relocated from Leicestershire – he’d worked in one of the children’s homes that Frank Beck had managed – to Clwyd County Council, was caught abusing kids and received a good reference enabling him to obtain a senior job in childcare on Merseyside. See previous posts.

I’ll just repeat myself: NAME WORKED IN A CHILDREN’S HOME MANAGED BY FRANK BECK and then landed a job with Clwyd Social Services. Frank Beck’s activities led to the biggest investigation into organised child abuse that had ever been held in the UK; it was only surpassed some six years later by the Waterhouse Inquiry. Beck remains the most serious convicted child sex offender that the UK has ever hosted. Five life terms AND an extra 25 years for the sexual and physical abuse, including rape, of hundreds of children. Clwyd opened their arms to one of Beck’s colleagues and when he was caught abusing kids in Clwyd, sent him on his merry way to a senior residential child care job in Liverpool.

Adrianne Reveley – here – husband was a psychiatrist in Leicester

Keith Vaz has a pedigree stretching back before his Islington days. Vaz was prior to that, a solicitor for Richmond-upon-Thames, where a ring was in operation in the children’s homes. Louis Minister, the Director of Social Services for Richmond was an active paedophile. As a younger social worker, Minster had worked in Oxfordshire, where his boss had been Barbara Kahan. Kahan – HERE – Vlad

Elwyn-Jones – legal aid info from book

 

The Catholic Herald, a newspaper that St John-Stevas had contributed to on many occasions, wrote upon his death that ‘Unlike a lot of people who have trodden the corridors of power, he was not in the least secretive about his experiences. He idolised the Queen Mother, Princess Margaret and Pius IX. His house in Northamptonshire was filled with relics and pictures of all three. He even had a cassock which was supposed to have belonged to the Blessed Pius, and …. on occasions he wore it to fancy dress parties’.

Stevas died in March 2012 from undisclosed causes, aged 82; Tony Francis was found dead in the same year.

In 1973 Norman St John Stevas was photographed with Keith Emerson from Emerson, Lake and Palmer, holding Emerson’s Gold Disc for the album ‘Brain Salad Surgery’. Emerson, Lake and Palmer were prog rockers who worked with many of the old rockers whom F saw performing when he was a young man in Surrey and who F seemed to know a lot about that hasn’t ever become public. Before they became Global Superstars, Keith Emerson lived and played in the south east of England, where F was at the time. Greg Lake grew up in Dorset, near Poole. Rob Evans was a Team Leader in Dorset before he joined Lucille and the crowd in Gwynedd. When Paddy Pantsdown left his job with the security services in Geneva and rocked up in the West Country ‘looking for work’, he bagged a job as a youth worker in Dorset, before Paddy realised that his destination was to be the Liberal MP for Yeovil. Paddy was a bloody spy, he was sent to the West Country in the wake of Mr Thrope, but still the idiocy didn’t stop. Paddy is now dead, having developed bladder cancer that doesn’t usually kill people as quickly as it killed Paddy; Paddy shuffled off this mortal coil on 22 Dec 2018 just weeks after tweeting his appreciation for the Great Guys In Yeovil Hospital who had diagnosed Paddy’s cancer and thus Paddy knew that he was in safe hands…

Emerson – Greg Lake – RECORD COMPANIES HERE

2016 – deaths of both of them – detail

As CBI Chief, John Davies had some quango appointments as a member of the British Productivity Council, the British National Export Council and the Council of Industrial Design. He was briefly a member of the Public Schools Commission.

Davies ‘was a Conservative by instinct’ and after the devaluation of the Pound sterling in November 1967, he became much more critical of Wilson’s Gov’t. Increasingly he would lambast Labour Ministers on TV, although he continued to work together with Ministers in private. Davies handed over the title of Director-General to Campbell Adamson in 1969.

In 1969, Davies was recruited by Grocer Heath to join his Gov’t once he won the next election. The Grocer knew that he would, because the BMA had announced their support for the Grocer after Richard Crossman, Wilson’s DHSS Secretary, refused to implement their self-recommended pay award in full. BMA big wigs shared platforms with leading Tories and in TV debates argued with Labour Ministers, including Crossman and told viewers to vote Tory. After all that Crossman had done for Gwynne, Dafydd et al as well, concealing all the crap, allowing the snobbery and violence to flourish…

Heath was looking to lead a ‘businesslike’ Gov’t and believed that senior business figures serving in senior posts would provide more expert management. Davies began to be more quotably critical, describing the “solemn and binding” accord between the Gov’t and the TUC (after the failure of Barbara Castle’s flop In Place of Strife) as useful only in the lavatory.

John Davies failed to win the selection for the Conservative nomination at the Louth by-election of 1969 and for Cities of London and Westminster for the General Election. However, with Conservative Central Office support, Davies was found the safe seat of Knutsford in Cheshire, which he easily won in the General Election on 18 June 1970. The Chairman of the Tory Party, Jan 1967-June 1970, was Lord Anthony Barber, Heath’s Chancellor of the Exchequer. Barber was an old mate of Dafydd and Gwynne; Barber served as PPS to PM Macmillan, Jan 1957-Oct 1959 and served as Alec Douglas-Home’s Minister of Health after Macmillan’s Gov’t fell following the Profumo Affair. Barber’s brother Noel was a well-known journo and his other brother Kenneth was Secretary of the Midland Bank. Barber died on 16 Dec 2005.

Now then. Barber was the MP for Doncaster, Oct 1951-Sept 1964, thus on the site of the big Yorkshire ring that by the 1960s was under the control of Jimmy Savile and already closely affiliated to the Gang. Barber was then MP for Altrincham and Sale in Cheshire, June 1965-Sept 1974, before going to the Lords. Someone worked very hard to ensure that Barber bagged that seat at Gwynne and Dafydd HQ, because the sitting Tory MP Frederick Erroll was given a peerage, thus making room for Barber in Cheshire. That Frederick Erroll moved off to the Lords to be replaced by Barber is particularly interesting because of Erroll’s political and business career.

Although he reached his political peak under Harold Macmillan, as President of the Board of Trade (1961-63), Erroll thought he did better as Minister for Power (1963-64), to which post Sir Alec Douglas-Home demoted him. There, he rushed through the Continental Shelf Bill to allow the oil companies speedily to explore the North Sea and thus “dish Labour”.

When the Tories were defeated in 1964, he was rewarded with a hereditary barony. After that, he led the Tories in little-reported Lords economic, industrial and foreign trade debates. Last year he was one of the 92 elected by fellow hereditaries to survive as life peers in the transitional House of Lords.

Outside politics, Erroll was an even greater success as an industrialist. He was chairman of Bowater, Consolidated Gold Fields and Whessoe and a leading figure in the CBI, the Institute of Directors and the London Chamber of Commerce. He led successful trade delegations to south-east Asia and Latin America, and penetrated the Iron Curtain, meeting Nikita Krushchev and Chou En-lai.

See previous posts for details of Barber and Erroll.

Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor aka the Duke of Westminster, close friend of Carlo, was just down the road at the family seat of Eaton Hall – when Gerald wasn’t in Belgravia, most of which he owned, surrounding St George’s Hospital, which in those days was still located at Hyde Park Corner – and in Feb 1974, Sir Peter Morrison would become the Tory MP for the safe Tory seat of Chester; Gerald Grosvenor was the President of the City of Chester Conservative Association while Morrison was the constituency MP. Morrison’s family seat was in Wiltshire and the Morrison family pretty much ran the county, although Morrison’s own residence was in Belgravia.

Chester branch of CHE – Peter Hain – HERE

CARLO – duke of W pics

Tom King was elected as the MP for Bridgy on 12 March 1970; King was infamous for refusing to live in Somerset, yet alone Bridgy, he lived in Wiltshire. King was elected at the by-election held after Sir Gerald Wills, who had been the Tory MP for Bridgy since 1950 suddenly and unexpectedly died in office on 31 Oct 1969. Gerald Wills was the MP for whom my grandpa campaigned and worked, including while grandpa was denouncing the Tory MP for Taunton, Edward du Cann, as a crook. du Cann was mates with and a business partner of Tiny Rowland– as was Duncan Sandys, Churchill’s son-in-law – who was one of those bankrolling Gwynne and Dafydd’s business. Gerald Wills was a barrister of Middle Temple, served in Eden’s Gov’t and then under Harold Macmillan. Wills stood down from Macmillan’s Gov’t in 1958, was given a K but never held office in Gov’t again… I have no idea of what went on but Macmillan remained in Gov’t, was succeeded By Douglas-Home, yet Gerald didn’t return.

Wills stepped down during that mysterious period of time pre-Profumo when Gwynne and Dafydd got up to something of which I cannot find the details that caused a few other Tory Ministers to shuffle around… The blog has received info that my grandfather knew what it was or may have been involved and that those in high places were pissed off when grandpa refused his own K. I have known since I was a kid that grandpa turned down a K and refused invitations to Buck House but I have no idea of the timescale of those events. My father began farming in Devon in 1956-57 and du Cann, Maurice Macmillan et al went after his blood at that point so there will have been a major dust-up of some sort.

The DTI Report that denounced the business practices of Tiny Rowland, du Cann et al causing Grocer Heath to describe Lonrho as the unacceptable face of capitalism and ending du Cann’s chances of becoming Tory Leader was completed in 1974. Although the DTI Report was damning and caused a reshuffle of the Lonrho Board, Tiny Rowland didn’t give a bugger, it didn’t end anyone’s business careers, even if it did finish du Cann’s Prime Ministerial ambitions and opened the door for Thatch to become Tory Leader.

The Secretary of State at the DTI and President of the Board of Trade at the time was none other than Peter Walker, the Gang’s man in the City who was mates with er Edward du Cann… As well as with Gwynne, Dafydd, David Hunt and, through Walker’s business activities, Nigel Lawson… Walker was famously the ‘wet’ who served under Grocer Heath whom Thatch allowed into her Cabinet as Energy Secretary, June 1983-June 1987 then as Welsh Secretary, June 1987-May 1990; Walker was succeeded by his old mate David Hunt. Previous posts explained that Thatch appointed Walker to those positions to utilise his knowledge of the Gang, the Westminster Paedophile Ring and those who had colluded with them and that an added bonus was that Walker dated back to the Tories of Edward du Cann and my grandfather. See ‘Holding The Country To Ransom – Part I’ and ‘Holding The Country To Ransom – Part II’.

As with Cap’n Bob, the DTI investigation didn’t clip Tiny’s wings or indeed those of Edward du Cann, although the public exposure of du Cann as a crook did put paid to his ambitions to succeed Grocer Heath as the Tory Leader and PM. See ‘The Milk Street and Other Mafias’.

So the ‘damning DTI Report’ re Lonrho that didn’t put a stop to Lonrho’s dreadful business practices or indeed Gwynne and Dafydd’s trafficking ring that was part of it was written by Peter Walker, a friend and business partner of those whom he’d condemned in his Report, who was someone who had been at the centre of the trafficking ring since the late 1950s himself… Was Thatch the person behind this Cunning Plan?

bit from book – Elwyn jones and the crook who got du cann out of bankruptcy HERE

AND TWISS!!! bit from book

In October 1970, John Davies was promoted to the role of Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, a new Dept set up by Grocer Heath. Davies introduced himself at the Conservative Party Conference with a speech which reiterated Heath’s pre-election policy of refusing to intervene in industry. The phrase most closely associated with Davies was said in the House of Commons on 4 November 1970, when Davies said:

“We believe that the essential need of the country is to gear its policies to the great majority of people, who are not ‘lame ducks’, who do not need a hand, who are quite capable of looking after their own interests and only demand to be allowed to do so.” (Hansard, 5th Series, volume 805, column 1211)

The term “lame ducks” became associated with Davies, just as the term ‘a giggle’ became associated with Gwynne.

However, when Rolls-Royce (a vital defence contractor) ran into financial difficulties early in 1971, it was decided that the Gov’t should help by bailing it out, in spite of Rolls-Royce been a giggling lame duck. When nugatory efforts did not help – Rolls-Royce was very lame indeed and giggling constantly – the company was nationalised to prevent it from going bankrupt.

In June 1971, another giggling lame duck, the Upper Clyde Shipbuilders went into receivership after the Grocer’s Gov’t refused it a £6 million loan. The Gang’s mates were the giggling lame ducks who owned (or partly owned) that shipbuilders (eg. NAME – DEVON), as well as the Glasgae MPs and their pals who were facilitating the organised abuse directly linked to the Gang. There were many of them, but they included Arty Radical Labour MEP Janey Buchan, friend of Nelson Mandela and Billy Connolly and Janey’s husband Labour MP Norman Buchan; people trafficking CND supporting psych social worker Kay Carmichael and her husband Radical Academic David Donnison CHECK, friends and advisers of Richard Crossman; Top Docs we know and love eg. Sir Ken Calman and the legendary haematologist Mrs Cook who not only knew that the NHS was giving people infected blood products but who’s husband Robin died on a mountain on DATE after falling out with Miranda, Robin too knew about the infected blood products and Gwynne and Dafydd’s business. Margaret Cook came from Somerset; the Cooks married in Bristol and they knew D.G.E. Wood.

The giggling lame ducks who worked at the Upper Clyde Shipbuilders yard, led by giggling lame duck Communist shop stewards, decided to hold a ‘work-in’ when they occupied the yard and continued production. This industrial action tended to refute claims that trades unions were work-shy and was therefore embarrassing to the Grocer’s Gov’t.

John Davies’ London home was firebombed by the Angry Brigade on 31 July 1971. In February 1972, the Gov’t changed its policy and decided to retain three of the four shipyards at a cost of £35 million, although Davies knew they would never operate on a commercial basis, being giggling lame ducks

John Davies moved sideways to become Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster in November 1972, with special responsibility for British relations with the European Community, that Britain joined on 1 January 1973. Davies’ role was predominantly behind the scenes in making sure British law was in compliance with European law. In Cabinet discussions, Davies advocated a confrontational approach to the trade unions.

After Grocer Heath left office in 1974, Davies retained his Knutsford seat but was not given a post in the Shadow Cabinet. He resumed his Directorship of Hill Samuel. BLUGLASS PIC From May 1974, Davies took the Chairmanship of the European Scrutiny Committee of the House of Commons, examining the details of legislation and won a strong reputation for looking in detail at the regulations coming out of the EC institutions. In 1975, Davies campaigned for a ‘Yes’ vote in the referendum on EC membership.

At some point in 1973 or 1974, one of Tom King’s mates had lunch at the Clarence in Bridgy with Thatch, then the Education Secretary. Thatch knew Gwynne and Dafydd’s mates from her time as a minion in Macmillan’s Gov’t and through her and Denis’s friendship with Bill Deedes, the Editor of the Torygraph who had served in Macmillan’s Gov’t and also knew Gwynne, Dafydd etc. See ‘Shurely Shome Mishtake?’ Thatch was also good mates with George Thomas; their ‘shared Methodism’ overcame the political divide. Lurking around in this sewer was the Gang’s bestest mate Lord Wyn Roberts, who was elected as the Tory MP for Conway in 1970 and cluttered up the Welsh Office for eons. Lord Wyn was mates with Jim Birley, part of the Big Money crowd networked into the Gang who in turn was mates with Sir Jams Goldsmith, Lord Lucan, John Aspinall et al. Lord Lucan relied upon St George’s Hospital to declare his wife mad and do the necessary when she turned up there with head wounds and tried to tell them that her husband had tried to murder her, while a dead nanny lay in the basement and Lucan buggered off, never to be seen again. See previous posts.

Mandy Rice-Davies – Moon Cottage – Dan Lewis etc – Attwoods – See post ‘Thanks – But With Serious Reservations’.

Those investments??  C of E style investments??

John Davies was nominated by the Conservative Party as a European Commissioner for the term beginning in 1977, but was unacceptable to the Labour Gov’t. Other European Commissioners deemed suitable to the Govt’s of the day included: PICS

In November 1976 Margaret Thatcher was by then Leader of the Tory Party, thanks to Peter Morrison, who robustly encouraged Thatch to stand and then drummed up support for her and Edward du Cann who had been floored by DTI in 1974 and forced to support Thatch, as were his many rich and powerful mates in the Tory Party (and elsewhere) because someone had Tiny Rowland by the knackers (or not, as the DTI Report was written by his mate Peter Walker), as well as, I keep being told, that lunch at the Clarence. So in Nov 1976 Thatch sacked Reginald Maudling as Shadow Foreign Secretary and appointed John Davies to replace him. Thatch’s memoirs give praise for the effectiveness of Davies’ work in the role.

Reggie – Here – Death – and death of his son William

John Davies’s major disagreement within the Conservative Party was over Rhodesia and whether to continue sanctions on the UDI Gov’t of Ian Smith: Davies believed that Smith was not entirely committed to a negotiated peace and therefore that sanctions should be maintained. Could be difficult John!!

Like so many who have relied on the Gang for their bread, butter, champagne, Rolls-Royces, huge estates, Belgravia residences etc, John Davies met a sad end. He was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumour in 1978 and swiftly stood down from the Shadow Cabinet and from Parliament, missing so much action.

John Davies was granted the position of Steward of the Manor of Northstead on 6 November 1978. Mr Thrope had been charged with incitement and conspiracy to murder on 4 Aug 1978 and on DATE Nov 1978 appeared before Minehead Magistrates Court at a committal hearing, where the case was referred for trial at the Old Bailey.

Mr Thrope and his wife Miriam, Miriam who had previously been married to Brenda’s cousin, the Earl of Harewood:

When Mr Thrope drove Norman Scott to a breakdown in the early 1960s, Mr Thrope kindly footed the bill for Norman to be treated by St George’s Hospital Top Doc Desmond Curran. Curran was an expert in Perversion and one of the St George’s psychiatrists who made the St George’s Dept of Psychiatry a Centre of Excellence for discrediting the witnesses to the Westminster Paedophile Ring, (see eg. ‘Meet the Gwerin!’) which is how I ended up there in Jan 1991. The highly incriminating documents are in my possession; the names, details of crimes etc have been discussed extensively in previous posts… Remember the names as Thatch would say: Prof Nigel Eastman (friend of St Helena), Dr Robin Jacobson, Dr Ruth White, Dr Alice Levinson, Nita Mitchell-Heggs, Frank Ball, Bodger, William Asscher and his fancywoman NAME, there’s loads of them on my documents… I haven’t even begun naming the Angels yet, there are 10,000 documents in my possession…

BTW all, I’ve been receiving info that du Cann, Tiny et al made several attempts to frame my father for various offences, rather as they did other people as well of course me. Father was farming in Devon when Mr Thrope and his mates were on the loose in that county…

Security Services protecting Royals And Their Friends Involved With Serious Crime! Next time, how about not declaring war on me when I’m a teenager and have no bloody idea what these filthy old criminal doctors are all about and why they are conducting themselves in such an explicable way? It’ll save you a great deal of time and effort and you wouldn’t have had to murder my friend Anne either. DUH!!

The Addiction Experts at St George’s in the early 1990s were led by Prof Hamid Ghodse, an International Expert of course; Hamid was one of Tony Francis’s old mates who had worked with Tony as a junior doc in south Wales in the early 70s. Hamid and the crowd at St George’s/Springfield were operating a huge Class A dealing and distribution network, as discussed in previous posts. Hamid advised Gov’ts, especially those leading drug-producing nations. THATCH RONNIE DAFYDD PIC Of course Hamid did, he was an Expert.

In Brenda’s birthday honours of 1979, John Davies bagged a life peerage, but on 4 July 1979, The London Gazette announced that “Gentle Davies [was] dead” from a relapse – Ah the Doctors will have done their best and Mr Thrope had walked free from the Old Bailey on DATE June 1979 as well – before the patent of creation passed the Great Seal. Peerage history was made PIC – JOHN D when, by Royal Warrant bearing the date 27 February 1980, Davies’s widow Vera Georgina was granted the style and title of Baroness Harding-Davies of St. Mellons, indicating the title Davies had intended to take; his children The Hon. Francis William Harding Harding-Davies and The Hon. Rosamond Ann Metherell were given the rank of children of life peers.

I am so glad that Brenda and the team pushed the boat out for Davies’s widow – who began life as plain old Vera Bates – and the kids, thus preventing them from going through life without Titles and in danger of being mistaken for giggling lame ducks IN NEED OF A HANDOUT. Never mind Rolls-Royce, I’m think of the er, the um peerage anyone, the er peerage that um made peerage history???

 

Melford Stevenson did very little criminal work early in his career. In the late 1940s and early 1950s Stevenson started to build his Chambers’ high reputation for commercial litigation, together with Alan Orr and Leslie Scarman, supported by a notable clerk, Cyril Batchelor. He was appointed Recorder of Cambridge in 1952; he had previously served as Recorder for Rye in East Sussex, 1944-51.

In 1954 Stevenson represented the Gov’t of British Kenya during Jomo Kenyatta‘s unsuccessful appeal against his conviction for membership of the Mau Mau; Kenyatta was a moderate and is now considered unlikely to have been a member of the organisation. He was imprisoned until 1959, lived under house arrest until 1961 and became the first President of the newly independent Kenya in 1964.Don’t mention Tiny Rowland of RHODESIA and Gwynne and Dafydd…

In 1955, aided by junior counsel Sebag Shaw and Peter Rawlinson, (Rawlinson played a key role in keeping Macmillan’s Gov’t out of even deeper crap during the Profumo Affair and served as WHAT in DATES) Stevenson defended Ruth Ellis against the charge of murdering her lover. Stevenson’s decision to keep his cross-examination of the prosecution witnesses to a minimum and his “near silent performance in court”, have been severely criticised by Muriel Jakubait, Ellis’s sister. Stevenson opened the defence by saying: “Let me make this abundantly plain: there is no question here but this woman shot this man … You will not hear one word from me – or from the lady herself – questioning that.” The jury took 23 minutes to find Ellis guilty; she was sentenced to be hanged.

Stevenson was a leading member of the legal team assisting Sir Reginald Manningham-Buller during the failed prosecution of Dr John Bodkin Adams in 1957. The prosecution’s conduct of the trial has been heavily criticised and its decision to drop a second murder charge via a nolle prosequi was scathingly described by the trial judge, Patrick Devlin, as “an abuse of process”, saying: “The use of nolle prosequi to conceal the deficiencies of the prosecution was an abuse of process, which left an innocent man under the suspicion that there might have been something in the talk of mass murder after all”. Stevenson was of the opinion that had he been allowed to, he “could have successfully prosecuted Adams on six murder counts”. Once more one of the nation’s leading lawyers was hampered by unknown forces…

Stevenson was appointed a High Court judge on 1 October 1957, just after Dafydd qualified as a Top Doc. From 1958 until 1960 Stevenson was a member of an Inter-Departmental Committee on Human Artificial Insemination. Re criminal trials over which he presided, Stevenson described one case as a “pretty anaemic kind of rape”, because the victim was the accused’s ex-girlfriend and had been hitch-hiking, before sentencing the man to a two-year suspended sentence. To a man acquitted of rape, he remarked “I see you come from Slough. It is a terrible place. You can go back there.”

After Stevenson sentenced Reggie and Ronnie he remarked that the Krays had only told the truth twice during the trial: when Reggie referred to a barrister as “a fat slob” and when Ronnie accused the judge of being biased.

Stevenson’s reference to the Sexual Offences Act 1967 as a “buggers’ charter” earned him a reprimand from his mate Elwyn and a Parliamentary motion in the Commons calling for his resignation. Stevenson made his comment while sentencing a 61-year-old man to five years in prison for homosexual acts involving teenagers: “Cases such as these are all the more grave in these days because some years ago Parliament committed itself to pass a buggers’ charter …” In 1976 the Court of Appeal overturned three of Stevenson’s decisions in a single day, and Labour MP Marcus Lipton – another pal of Gwynne and Dafydd’s and part of the criminal empire in south London as discussed in previous posts – tabled another Parliamentary motion calling for Stevenson’s removal from the bench.

In the early 1970s, while conducting training sessions in sentencing for newly appointed recorders, Stevenson summed up his attitude: “You sentence off the top of your head. If the man’s a shit, down he goes. If there’s something to be said for him, you do your best not to put him inside.” When asked towards the end of his career whether he had been stung by the criticism he had received, Stevenson replied “A lot of my colleagues are just constipated Methodists”. Or indeed not as other girls.

Stevenson married Anna Cecilia Francesca Imelda Reinstein, daughter of a Bavarian hairdresser in 1929. They had one daughter. He “turned her [his wife] out” after he discovered that she had been having an affair with Colonel Maurice Buckmaster, Head of the French section of the Special Operations Executive. They were divorced in 1942 and she married Buckmaster. In 1947 Stevenson married his second wife, Rosalind Monica Wagner, the sister of Anthony Wagner, long-serving Officer of Arms at the College of Arms in London. He served as Garter Principal King of Arms before retiring to the post of Clarenceux King of Arms. Anthony Wagner died in May 1995, two months before Dafydd’s mate corrupt Home Office Drugs Branch mandarin Bing Spear and Peter Morrison. More recently, it was revealed that Anthony Wagner’s colleague Hubert ChesshyreHubert Chesshyre had sexually abused a teenaged chorister over three years during the 1990s; there was outrage last month when it became known that Chesshyre had been re-elected as a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries after his offences were revealed in 2015 during the IICSA. Chesshyre has held a number of positions in the Royal Household.

Stevenson and his second wife had a son – who also became a barrister – and a daughter.

Stevenson stood as the Conservative Party candidate to represent Maldon in the 1945 General Election. He opened his campaign by declaring that in the interests of a clean fight, he would make no allusions to the “alleged homosexuality” of his opponent, Tom Driberg, who heavily defeated him in the vote; Stevenson returned to his legal practice the following year. Driberg was one of the gay Boothby-Ronnie Kray- any number of others circle and was known to be working for the security services; Driberg was such a liability that I can only assume that his remit was to damage the Labour Party. See previous posts.

Stevenson was extremely sociable and he was often the centre of a lively crowd at the bar of the Garrick, of which he was a member, along with Gwynne and Dafydd’s very good mate William Mars-Jones and other mates Ronnie Waterhouse and Robin Day. Following his retirement, Stevenson made frequent guest appearances on TV until his health and eyesight began to fail. Among the programmes he took part in was Granada Television’s six-part series The Bounds of Freedom, broadcast in 1979. My post ‘Revolutionaries We Have Known’ discussed the founder of Granada, NAME, the WHO of Joseph Stone, Harold Wilson’s Top Doc, who was on board with the Gang. My discovery of that certainly shed light on why the Gang have such a close relationship with so many stars of Corrie, one of whom was married to Cherie’s dad another of who became Patron of St David’s Hospice in Llandudno, an establishment founded and run by the Gang and anotherwho’s husband left her for the relative of someone I know very well who knew what the Gang had done to me (see ‘More Hollywood Gossip’).

Rex Welsh’s obituary in the Indie told us:

REX WELSH was South Africa’s most distinguished practising advocate. His brilliant intellect and extraordinary depth of learning had marked him as a prodigy while still a student at the University of the Witwatersrand.

A number of Top Docs of the Gang trained or worked at the University of Witwatersrand. See previous posts.

He was inevitably elected to a Rhodes Scholarship. He took up the scholarship only after the war, as immediately after taking his degree in 1942 he joined the South African forces and served in North Africa and Italy with the 4/22 Field Artillery Regiment until the end of the hostilities in Europe.

In 1945 he went up to Oriel College, Oxford, to read for the BCL degree. Among Oxford law students he stood out just as he had in South Africa. While working for his degree he had two major articles published in the Law Quarterly Review and in 1947 he shared the Vinerian Scholarship with Zelman Cowen, a future Governor-General of Australia. A First Class in his final examinations was never in doubt, but in accordance with Oxford custom (at least in those days) he was called to a viva voce examination.
Welsh’s viva became a familiar anecdote and one which perhaps reflects the style of Oxford law studies in the 1940s. Presiding over the examiners was the formidable ‘Zulu’, otherwise Francis de Zulueta, Regius Professor of Civil Law. ‘Mr Welsh,’ said the Regius Professor, ‘during my absence from my rooms, my enemy steals in and opens the door of my parrot’s cage. It flies out across the quadrangle and Radcliffe Square and hovers over Brasenose College where it descends upon the pate of the Principal and pecks it. Would this, in Medieval English law, constitute an action in trespass or an action on the case?’ ‘Sir, I have absolutely no idea,’ Welsh said. ‘Neither have I, Mr Welsh,’ de Zulueta replied. ‘The examiners desire to congratulate you on your papers.’

Although called to the Bar by the Inner Temple in London Rex Welsh returned to South Africa and began practice as an advocate at the Johannesburg Bar. His rise was rapid. He took silk in 1959. South Africa was then still in the Commonwealth so that he received his patent as a Queen’s Counsel. As a QC he almost at once established the leading practice in company, income tax and mining law. Until only weeks before his death he retained that dominant position. The lucidity of his thought and felicity of his language both in written opinions and in court would have taken him to the top of any Bar in the Commonwealth.

As both junior and QC Rex Welsh held a general retainer from the Anglo-American Corporation and De Beers.

Gwynne and Dafydd’s Westminster Swinging friend Sir Anthony Meyer, Tory MP for Eton and Slough, 1964-66 and then for Clwyd North West, 1970-92, was the son of Sir Frank Cecil Meyer Vice-Chairman of De Beers and from 1924 to 1929, Conservative MP for Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. Sir Anthony’s grandfather, Sir Carl Meyer, 1st Baronet, was born in Hamburg, Germany; he migrated to Britain in the late 19th century, when he worked for the Rothschilds, and later for De Beers; he eventually became Governor of the National Bank of Egypt and was given a baronetcy for the large donations he made to found a National Theatre in Britain. Sir Anthony’s grandmother, Lady Adele Meyer, was a close friend of Bertrand Russell’s first wife Alys Pearsall Smith and together they set up the forerunner of the Mother and Baby Clinic in St Pancras, which was not quite what Adele and Alys thought/pretended that it was. See ‘International Women’s Day! Let Us Celebrate With Jane…’ Sir Anthony rocked up in Flintshire as an MP after Gwynne and Dafydd’s other mate the sitting Tory MP Nigel Birch became Lord Rhyl, took pity on Sir Anthony and did a fellow Old Etonian a favour by ensuring that he succeeded him as MP, no other constituency wanting Sir Anthony cluttering the place up. Sir Anthony was Very Posh and Not At All Welsh, but he did know Bertrand who had found Gwynne and Dafydd so useful for such a long time. Sir Anthony helped Heseltine in Heseltine’s abortive attempts to become PM on two occasions, both of which were dependent upon using what was happening to me at the hands of the Gang. See eg. ‘Those Who Are Ready To Serve’ and ‘A Legend Lives’.

By one of those apparent contradictions of the apartheid years in South Africa, his professional connections with these and other large corporations in no way inhibited him from taking cases from a very different category of client. In 1959 he was one of the counsel for the leaders of the African National Congress, including Nelson Mandela, who were charged with, and eventually acquitted of, high treason. Some years later he successfully defended a law professor charged with criminal contempt arising from his researches into racial discrimination in the passing of death sentences in South Africa. In 1988 he appeared on behalf of a group of women of the Ndebele tribe and persuaded the South African Supreme Court to quash a proclamation establishing a males only franchise in a black local government area – probably the first successful ‘gender-discrimination’ case in South Africa.

In 1967 Bill Williams, then Warden of Rhodes House, Oxford, persuaded Welsh to take on the Honorary Secretaryship of the Rhodes Scholarships in South Africa. Although Cecil Rhodes in his will had expressly directed that his scholarships should be awarded without regard to race there had up to that time been no person of colour elected to a South African Rhodes Scholarship. Under Welsh’s direction this de facto colour bar was gradually abolished. Too gradually, some would say, for the first Asian and African scholars from South Africa were elected only in the late 1970s. But those were the years of the most rigid apartheid, and one of the keystones of that policy was the imposition of a separate and deliberately unequal system of education upon the black population. Rex Welsh helped to bring about the change in scholarship selection by persistence and tact, while firmly maintaining the standards of the scholars elected.

Brigadier Sir Edgar Trevor “Bill” Williams (29 November 1912-26 June 1995) played a significant role in the Second Battle of El Alamein in World War II.

Edgar Trevor Williams was born on 20 November 1912, the son of a clergyman. He was educated at Tettenhall College, Staffordshire and then at King Edward VII School in Sheffield, 1928-31. He obtained a Postmastership at Merton College, Oxford and graduated in 1934. After a lectureship at Liverpool University Williams returned to Merton in 1937 as a junior research fellow.

Williams was Chief of Intelligence to General Montgomery in his North African Campaign against the German army under Erwin Rommel in 1942. Williams remained with Montgomery as his Intelligence Chief for the rest of the war.

Williams was elected a Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford in 1945. From 1949 to 1980 he was joint Editor (with Helen Palmer and later with Christine Nicholls) of the decennial supplements to the Dictionary of National Biography. Bill Williams was Warden of Rhodes House in 1952-80. As Secretary to the Rhodes Trustees from 1959, he was also concerned with the selection and subsequent well-being of nearly 200 Rhodes scholars per annum (one of whom was Bill Clinton, 1968-70).

‘Ah Did Not Have Sex With That Woman’

Bill Williams worked for the United Nations Security Council Secretariat in New York from 1946 to 1947. In 1959 he was a member of the Devlin Commission on Nyasaland and in 1980 an observer at the Rhodesian elections.

At Oxford, Williams was a member of the Hebdomadal Council, a Curator of the Chest (or Finance Committee) and latterly a Pro-Vice-Chancellor. He also served as a Radcliffe Trustee, as a member of the Nuffield Provincial Hospitals Trust and as Chairman of the Academic Advisory Board which planned Warwick University. He served for many years as senior treasurer (and in 1966 to 1968 as President) of the Oxford University Cricket Club. He was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant for Oxfordshire in 1964 and was knighted in 1973.

Bill Wlliams was married twice. In 1938, he married Monica Robertson; they had a daughter. In 1946, he married Gillian, younger daughter of Major-General M D Gambier-Parry; they had a son and a daughter.

Rex Welsh was baptised into the Presbyterian Church. In middle life he became an Anglican and, indeed, Chancellor of the Diocese of Johannesburg. Some 20 years ago he left the Anglican Communion and joined no other until, only a few months before his death (and before he had any intimation of his last incurable illness), he was received into the Roman Catholic Church.

Rex Welsh died on DATE 1994 – F and me – MHAC – F’s mum S african

The Lord Hodson

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Hodson in 1954, by Walter Stoneman
Lords of Appeal in Ordinary
In office
1 October 1960 – 1971
Personal details
Born
Francis Lord Charlton Hodson

17 September 1895
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England

Died 11 March 1984 (aged 88)
Goring-on-Thames, South Oxfordshire
Nationality English
Spouse(s)
Susan Mary Blake
(m. 1918; her death 1965)
Children 3, including Anthea Joseph
Education Cheltenham College
Alma mater Wadham College, Oxford
Occupation Judge
Military service
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Branch/service  British Army
Years of service 1915–1919
Rank Captain
Unit Gloucestershire Regiment
Battles/wars First World War

Francis Lord Charlton Hodson, Baron Hodson died on 11 March 1984. Maurice Macmillan – DATE – March 1984

Hodson served as Lord Justice of Appeal, 1951-60 and Lord of Appeal in Ordinary, 1960–71. Which nicely covers two decades of the glorious lobotomy years of Gwynne.

Charles, as he was always known, was the son of Rev. Thomas Hodson, rector of Oddington, Gloucestershire, and Catherine Anne (née Maskew). He was born in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, and educated at Cheltenham College and Wadham College, Oxford. Hodson’s university studies were interrupted by the First World War, during which he served with the 7th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment in Gallipoli and Mesopotamia.

After the war, Hodson finished his studies and was called to the Bar by the Inner Temple in 1921. He initially practiced at the common law bar, but switched to the divorce bar, because of financial reasons. At the time, the divorce bar was thought of as a dead end, and judges of the Probate, Divorce and Admiralty Division were inevitable drawn from the admiralty bar.

In 1937, the impending passage of the Matrimonial Causes Bill and the projected rise in the number of divorce cases made the appointment of a divorce specialist to the bench inevitable. As a consequence, that year, Hodson was made a King’s Counsel at the Lord Chancellor’s invitation, was appointed to the High Court shortly after, and received the customary knighthood. Aged 42, Hodson was the youngest High Court judge ever appointed.

Hodson was sworn in the Privy Council in 1951. PIC LOB On 1 October 1960, he was appointed Lord of Appeal in Ordinary and was created a life peer with the title Baron Hodson.

Hodson retired as Lord of Appeal in 1971. Hodson was a member of the International Court of Arbitration at The Hague, 1949-71 PICS – LOb – DAFYDD and further president of the British branch of the International Law Association.

Of his legacy, Lord Devlin wrote that “Hodson’s thirty-four years of judicial service left little or no mark on the law. He took the law as he found it, whether he liked it or not.” LOB – DAFYDD

In Shaw v DPP, (1961) UKHL 1 rendered on 4 May 1961, Lord Hodson said,

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In 1918, Hodson married Susan Mary Blake, daughter of Major William Greaves Blake. Susan had been his nurse during the war. They had three children. Their daughter, the Hon. Anthea Joseph, became a prominent publisher. Their elder son, Lt. Hubert Blake Hodson, was killed in action in Libya on 22 January 1941 while serving with the 9th Queen’s Royal Lancers. The younger son, Hon. Charles Christopher Philip Hodson, married Rose Markham, daughter of Sir Charles Markham, 2nd Baronet, in 1953.

Lady Hodson died in 1965. The Hodsons daughter publisher Anthea has starred on the blog briefly before, but she’s well worth another visit. Hon. Anthea Esther Joseph (née Hodson; 6 March 1924-23 January 1981), also known by her second married name Hastings. Joseph was born in London and during the war she was employed at the American Embassy. She married the recently widowed publisher Michael Joseph in 1946 who had been her employer. For eight years she was mother to his four children and two of their own until her husband died.

Michael Joseph was born in Upper Clapton, London. He served in the British Army during the First World War, and then embarked on a writing career, his first book being Short Story Writing for Profit (1923), obviously setting the scene for his future ventures. After a period as a literary agent for Curtis Brown, Joseph founded his own publishing imprint as a subsidiary of Victor Gollancz Ltd. Victor Gollancz published much political material, including the New Left matter by Eric Hobsbawm, Uncle Harry’s brother-in-law et al, as discussed in previous posts.

Gollancz invested £4000 in Michael Joseph Ltd, established 5 September 1935. Joseph and Victor Gollancz disagreed on many points and Michael Joseph bought out Gollancz Ltd in 1938 after Gollancz attempted to censor Across the Frontiers by Sir Philip Gibbs on political grounds. (Joseph published the first edition in 1938 and a revised edition the following May.) Among the authors Joseph published were H. E. Bates, C. S. Forester, Monica Dickens, Richard Llewellyn, PIC Joyce Cary, Richard Gordon PIC and Vita Sackville-West. PIC

Joseph and Hermione Gingold married in 1918 and had two sons, Leslie and Stephen Joseph.The Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough, a town run by Jimmy Savile, established by the latter in 1955, was Britain’s first theatre in the round. The couple divorced in 1926 and Joseph promptly married Edna Victoria Nellie Frost, with whom he had a daughter Shirley and son Richard. Richard established a very successful career in printing and then later running his own publishing company. He and his wife, Elizabeth, had a son, Adam Joseph and daughter, Rachel Joseph. Edna died in 1949 and Joseph’s third marriage the next year was to Anthea Esther Hodson, with whom he had a daughter Charlotte and son Hugh.

Michael Joseph died of septicaemia after a delayed medical operation in 1958. Presumably someone hung around waiting for him to develop septicaemia before they operated. After Michael Joseph died, Anthea Joseph rescued the company, Michael Joseph Ltd., from the following crisis. In 1985, Michael Joseph Ltd was acquired by Penguin Books. Penguin turned its new property into one of its imprints and in 2018 Penguin describes Michael Joseph as “[t]he leading commercial fiction and non-fiction imprint of Penguin Books”, specialising in “women’s fiction, crime, thrillers, cookery, memoirs and lifestyle books”.

Anthea ran Michael Joseph’s publishing business ‘although her primary interest was not profit’. She wanted to publish books ‘even those that might not be financially profitable’. That will have been why it was Anthea who phoned the vet Alfred Wight to tell him that they would publish his books. Wight was not allowed to use his name and chose the name James Herriot, for his popular books. James Herriot became a global sensation for his tales of a mid-20th century rural idyll in Yorkshire and the colourful characters that inhabited his world. Wight was not that popular as a vet on his home turf, which is unsurprising in the light of his contempt for the people who paid his bills. The James Herriot industry began in the mid-1970s as the Mr Thrope business snowballed and Herriot was resurrected by the BBC throughout the years of police investigations and inquiries into organised abuse. It’s not just the Yorkshire/Savile/ring in Yorkshire that is salient re the PR provided by James Herriot; Wight’s daughter was a Top Doc (Wight was of the opinion that being a vet was no profession for a girl, so he steered his daughter towards medicine instead). Top Doc from Yorkshire; no wonder the BBC purchased the TV rights. PIC SAVILE – others too

Other Joseph authors that were popular were Miss Read, James Baldwin, (James Baldwin wrote graphic novels about gay sex, not really James Herriot material) Stan Barstow, H. E. Bates, Dick Francis, Barry Hines, (of ‘Kes’ fame, disadvantaged kid with Tough But Kindly Teacher – Colin Welland in the film version – looking out for kid in Brutal World) Julian Rathbone and Alun Richards. Joseph made sure that profits were set aside for other authors PIC.

In 1962, Anthea Joseph became Deputy Chairman of the publishing business. She re-married the following year and had another daughter. Andrea’s new husband was Macdonald Hastings and her step-children now included Max Hastings. PIC See previous post for gen on Hitler Hastings of Torygraph fame and his connections to the Gang and to the Bridgy/Somerset contingent…

Andrea became Chairman in 1978 of Michael Joseph Ltd. Joseph died on 23 January 1981 – post Mr Thrope and Mary Wynch – from cancer at home in Old Basing, Hampshire: Lord Denning territory. Whom of course Anthea’s dad would have known.

 

Elwyn Jones mentioned in his book that upon his appointment as Lord Chancellor he received many letters from those on his old circuit (the corrupt as buggery Chester and Wales Circuit ie. Gwynne and Dafydd’s friends), from the Mayor of Llanelli, the Llanelli Rugby Club, the Tabernacle Chapel…

A Famous Daughter Of Llanelli:

A Famous Old Son Of Llanelli:

Biggus Dickus has a wife, Sandra:

In order to become Lord Chancellor, Elwyn had to kiss hands with Brenda at Buck House and ‘receive the Great Seal of Silver weighing eighteen pounds’. Lord E-J stressed that ‘To counterfeit the Great Seal  was and still is treason’. In the light of the penchant of Elwyn and pals for forgery, I presume that they had a 3-D printer out the back churning out Great Seals… There’ll have been a brisk trade for them back home in Llanelli Market.

The waters became choppy in Nov 1978, when the civil war in Rhodesia was escalating, thousands were being killed and Ian Smith was being an awkward sod. According to Elwyn, Lord Caradon aka Hugh Foot, Footie’s brother (see eg. ‘The Bay Of Pigs Invasion’) ‘warned in debate that there could be nothing more serious in the world than a war in Africa between white and black, with the West supporting one side and the East the other. If we were to remove sanctions, as a tiny minority of Tories were advocating, we would give encouragement to the smith regime. As Lord Caradon pointed out, ‘it would be a declaration of our joining in a civil war’.

Another old friend of this blog waded into the Oil sanctions mess in Nov 1978; Thomas Bingham. OUTLINE The Bingham Report ‘disclosed how the Oil Sanctions Orders had been successfully evaded by oil companies which supplied the Smith Gov’t with its basic requirements.

BINghan report HERE

When the Bingham Report was published, poor old Elwyn requested that an ‘exhaustive search’ be made into the law officers dept papers and those of the foreign office to discover whether Elwyn or his dept ‘was ever informed or consulted about the part played by Shell and BP companies and their personnel and overseas subsidiaries in evading our oil sanctions during my term as AG…’ The search of the papers of the LOD showed no evidence of any correspondence or consultation on the matter with Elwyn or his officials during the relevant period. The FCO papers also gave no indication of any consultation having taken place with the LOD in the years 1967 to 1969 on the question whether of whether British oil companies had been or still were in breach of the petroleum order either by reason of the transactions that took place before the introduction of the ‘switch’ arrangement of early 1968 (when the British oil companies worked through the French company Total), or by the reasons of the switch arrangement itself.

The Foreign Secretary when No-One Knew that Wilson’s Gov’t were breaking Oil sanctions with regard to Ian Smith’s Gov’t was Robert Michael Maitland Stewart, Baron Stewart of Fulham, CH, PC, who died on 13 March 1990. Gwynedd County Council secured their injunction against me on the basis of the perjury of social workers Keith Fearns and Jackie Brandt in Feb 1990. It was issued by Sir John Kay in, curiously, the High Court in Leeds. Kay had grown up in Liverpool, practiced as a barrister there, taught law at Liverpool University and knew the Gang. See ‘The Bitterest Pill’.

The Lord Stewart of Fulham
Michael Stewart.jpg
Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
Foreign Affairs (1965-1968)
In office
16 March 1968 – 19 June 1970
Monarch Elizabeth II
Prime Minister Harold Wilson
Preceded by George Brown
Succeeded by Sir Alec Douglas-Home
In office
22 January 1965 – 11 August 1966
Monarch Elizabeth II
Prime Minister Harold Wilson
Preceded by Patrick Gordon Walker
Succeeded by George Brown
First Secretary of State
In office
11 August 1966 – 6 April 1968
Prime Minister Harold Wilson
Preceded by George Brown
Succeeded by Barbara Castle
Secretary of State for Economic Affairs
In office
11 August 1966 – 29 August 1967
Prime Minister Harold Wilson
Preceded by George Brown
Succeeded by Peter Shore
Secretary of State for Education and Science
In office
16 October 1964 – 22 January 1965
Prime Minister Harold Wilson
Preceded by Quintin Hogg
Succeeded by Anthony Crosland
Member of Parliament
for Fulham
Fulham East (1945–1955)
In office
26 May 1955 – 3 May 1979
Preceded by William Astor
Succeeded by Martin Stevens
Personal details
Born (1906-11-06)6 November 1906
Bromley, Kent, England
Died 13 March 1990(1990-03-13) (aged 83)
Nationality British
Political party Labour
Spouse(s) Mary Stewart
Alma mater St. John’s College, Oxford
Profession Member of Parliament

Robert Michael Maitland Stewart, Baron Stewart of Fulham was the son of Robert Wallace Stewart, author and lecturer, and Eva Stewart. Michael Stewart was born in Bromley, where Mick Jagger and David Bowie lived as children/teenagers. Stewart studied at St. John’s College, Oxford, graduating in 1929. St John’s College was popular with the Gang; Edward du Cann, Kingsley Amis, WHICH POET, were alumni. So was Gwynne and Dafydd’s good mate Sir Idwal Pugh, the corrupt mandarin from a family in Blaenau Ffestiniog who was brought up by his relatives in George Thomas Central in south Wales; Pugh became Permanent Secretary at the Welsh Office as well as Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman and Director/Chairman of big City institutions including the Halifax, as discussed in ‘The Naked Civil Servants’. Sir Idwal was a devout Methodist who told anyone who tolerated him long enough to give him the chance that God spoke Welsh.

Other alumni of St John’s College, Oxford, included David Lewis Davies, Dean of the Maudsley when Dafydd Trained there and, in a later era, Miranda. As a student, Michael Stewart was President of the Oxford Union, and of St John’s Labour Club (1929). He began his career as an official in the Royal Household during 1931. PIC Stewart worked for a short period with the Secretariat of the League of Nations, before becoming a schoolmaster, first at the Merchant Taylors’ School in London, then at Coopers’ Company’s School, Mile End, and then at Frome, Somerset. WHICH MP?? PIC KING During World War II, Stewart served in the Middle East, joining the Intelligence Corps in 1942, before transferring to the Army Educational Corps in 1943.

On 26 July 1941 Stewart married Mary Birkinshaw, later Baroness Stewart of Alvechurch; they were not blessed with children.

Stewart served as MP for Fulham East 1945–55, then for Fulham 1955–74, and Hammersmith, Fulham 1974–79. Fulham the territory of Gwyneth Dunwoody’s family; the Gang’s forebear Edith Summerskill was the Labour MP for Fulham West, 1938-55

Stewart was Fabian Summer School Director in 1952 and Lecturer in 1954. He was Fabian New Year School lecturer, 1954–55 and Publicist in 1956. Stewart is listed as a member of the Fabian Society International Bureau Committee during 1957–58 and was mentioned in Fabian News Nov–Dec 1964 as a former member of the Fabian Executive Committee. Other leading Fabians we know and love: 

When Harold Wilson appointed Stewart to Cabinet posts in the mid-1960s, Stewart was described by the press as relatively unknown to the public; Stewart was extremely well known within Fabian Socialist circles. As Foreign Secretary, Stewart was instrumental in supplying arms to support the Nigerian Gov’t’s crushing of the secessionist movement in Biafra (when up to one million people died), later saying “It would have been quite easy for me to say: This is going to be difficult – let’s cut off all connexion with the Nigerian Government. If I’d done that I should have known that I was encouraging in Africa the principle of tribal secession – with all the misery that could bring to Africa in the future.”

We collected bottle tops for Biafra at Bawdrip Infants School, as encouraged by ‘Blue Peter’. No-one told us that the starving millions were a result of Michael bloody Stewart.

A committed pro-European,Stewart was Leader of the Labour Delegation to the Council of Europe in June 1970 and joint President of the Labour Committee for Europe with George Brown and Roy Jenkins. Stewart served as an MEP, 1975-76. Stewart was one that they prepared earlier. ‘I don’t usually like Fabians Val, but this one is delicious.’

Everyone knows that the heyday of Val, John and Pete was disrupted when Lesley Judd joined ‘Blue Peter’, after appearing on the show as a guest dancer. Lesley was a member of ‘The Young Generation’ and one of Lesley’s colleagues in that dance troupe was the daughter of one of the members of the Bridgwater Ladies Luncheon Club. I can’t remember who; I was more interested in the Bridgy Tory couple who called their daughter Candida, which of course is a yeast infection. John Betjeman’s daughter was named after a yeast infection as well, she was one of the founders of ‘Private Eye’, married fashion designer to the 60s stars Rupert Lycett-Green and was a friend of Carlo as well as the Gang. See previous posts.

Lesley Judd pranced around in ‘The Young Generation’ with Nigel Lythgoe, who later became famous as Nasty Nigel on the TV programme ‘Popstars’. Interesting facts about Nasty Nigel: He was born on the Wirral, which between 1976-97, was represented by Tory Lord David Hunt, Gwynne and Dafydd’s mate, who was a student at Bristol University when D.G.E. Wood was at Bristol Medical School. After graduation in 1969 Hunt remained in the West Country working for the Tory Party until he was elected as the MP for Wirral; Hunt was busy in the West Country at the same time as the Bridgwater activist who’s daughter was in ‘The Young Generation’.

After Nigel worked his way through the TV industry, including at TVS. By 1995, Lythgoe held the post of Head of Entertainment and Comedy at LWT, where he commissioned and produced shows including Gladiators and Blind Date. As well as being a mate of Bodger’s, Cilla was a Tory, who made appearances at Tory fund-raising events.

In 2000, the year that the Waterhouse Report was published, Nigel became the Tough Judge on Popstars. He was loaned by LWT to Bob Geldof‘s television company Planet 24 as Executive Producer and Director of the UK version of Survivor. What I remember about ‘Survivor’ was that the series receiving the most media hype was won by a man who, when he was Last Man Standing, revealed that he was a Psychiatrist and had spent his time On The Island ie. in the gameshow, Analysing Other Competitors and as a Caring Doctor he was not impressed with their racism, their narcissism, their possible psychopathy etc. His Winner’s Comments equated to a walking advert for the Top Docs. I wasn’t the only one to notice this in north Wales, because at the time the Gang had reached new lows. It was a greater piece of PR than ‘Casualty’ and ‘Holby City’ combined. I knew nuzzing about Nigel at the time, let alone his links to Bridgy, Wood and Dafydd, but I did wonder what was going on. It was at that time when Mr Bridgy Celeb was being invited onto TV shows…

I was asked yesterday if I realised the significance of the particular celebs to whom Mr Bridgy Celeb was invited to meet, especially the Cockney Wanker who played Frank Butcher on EastEnders. Yes, I had worked it out; not only did Frank star in EastEnders with Barbara Windsor who was a mate of the Krays and other gangsters of Gwynne and Dafydd’s partner gang, but before Frank Butcher became a TV star he was a villain himself. Obviously now that Dame Babs has developed Alzheimer’s she won’t remember anything about this or her marriage to gangster Ronnie Knight who had a very busy time in 1987, when the Gang were busy themselves with the Cunning Plan to frame and imprison me. Babs’s EastEnders colleague was married to Rebekah Wade, the Digger’s right hand woman who found herself swirling in scandal re phone hacking, sharing horses with Call Me Dave, compromised police officers etc. Rebekah grew up in Cheshire…

If anyone knows which member of the Gang was mates with Tiger Woods, do let me know, because he was another Famous Person who found himself socialising with Mr Bridgy Celeb.

Lythgoe then joined Simon Fuller‘s 19 Entertainment group as President of 19 Television. He developed and produced a new show created by Fuller, Pop Idol. This then became a global franchise that includes American Idol.

Lythgoe moved to the U.S. in 2002 to produce American Idol and then became producer/judge and co-creator of So You Think You Can Dance on the FOX TV network.

Nigel had a lot of bad luck in 2003. In Jan he had a heart attack and in Oct 2003 he nearly died from a burst appendix. Mr Bridgy Celeb was awaiting trial for manslaughter at the time and of course the Gang were in the midst of yet another Cunning Plan to imprison me. Nasty Nigel managed to survive the attentions of the Top Doctors and lived to continue treading the boards.

Lythgoe and his production partner Ken Warwick – they went to school together from age of 12 – initially agreed to produce the 2007 Emmys, but could not due to scheduling conflicts with SYTYCD. In 2007, Lythgoe worked with a number of prominent California-based Brits, including then-British Consul-General Bob Peirce, to found BritWeek, an annual program of events held in Los Angeles and Orange County to celebrate the strong business, historical and entertainment Dr Dafydd Alun Jonesties between the UK and California.

On 4 August 2008, Lythgoe confirmed that he was leaving American Idol and decided to move on with So You Think You Can Dance. In 2009, Lythgoe and Fuller formed a company called Big Red 2 Entertainment. Fuller is a fan of Manchester United and Lythgoe of Liverpool. Their first venture was Superstars of Dance for NBC. Nigel Lythgoe is also a judge on So You Think You Can Dance (UK).

Nigel’s mate Ken Warwick is a British TV executive producer and director, most noted for producing the reality TV series American Idol and Pop Idol. Before being a producer Ken was a dancer/choreographer, previously being a member of BBC’s The Young Generation. The Bridgy Tories in 1973 were obviously the route to riches and success. Official portrait of David Hunt, Baron Hunt of Wirral crop 2.jpgWarwick has received numerous awards for his TV programs including Two Emmy’s a BAFTA , the Golden Rose of Montreux, a National Television Award and has been nominated for eight Emmys. Ken lives in Beverly Hills and London, and has three children, Joe, Gracie and Max, and a wife Julie. Ken has also directed and produced the British TV show Gladiators. Ken most recently produced the NBC show America’s Got Talent.

In 2004 Ken purchased a vineyard on the Californian central coast; Tom King’s old mate Edward du Cann was busy with his vineyard in Cyprus. Ken’s vineyard produces Villa San Juliette fine wines and is considered one of the most aesthetically beautiful vineyards in the area. In June 2014, Warwick acted as the executive producer for the American version of Rising Star.

The Young Generation were a dancing and singing group created specifically for BBC TV in the late 1960s. The troupe were choreographed originally by Dougie Squires who chose the founding members of the troupe. Their BBC debut came on the 1967 series The Rolf Harris Show.

The line up for the Young Generation often changed, but the original teams consisted of: Mike Bevan, Sue Avory, James Capehorn, Harvey Clark, Joanna Cram, Ray Cornell, Ray Davies, Pat Goh, Johnny Greenland, David Hepburn, Judy Monks, Bob Howe, Jenny Morgan, Terry Jones, Margie Rumney, Terry Roberts, Michael Tye-Walker, Pauline Wall, Gerry Wedge, Miranda Willis, Valerie Barrett, Bobby Bannerman, Ann Chapman, Brian Evans, Jackie Dalton, Marlene Domanska, Harry Higham, Dee Eldridge, Roger Howlett, Roger Hannah, Sally Graham, Scott Mackee, Jane Herbert, Rhys Nelsen, Linda Herbert, John Parsons, Lesley Judd, Brian Rogers, Janie Kells, Joseph Saber, Linda Laurence, Frederick Share, Cheryl St. Claire, Barrie Stevens, Maggie Vieler, Ricky Stratful, Rae Wallace, Donald Torr, Wei Wei Wong and Andy Wallace.

If any readers know if any of the above had a mum who was in the Bridgwater Conservative Ladies Luncheon Club in the early 1970s, do let me know and was their mum at the lunch at the Clarence with Thatch, when Thatch was resplendent in green, wearing one of those hats that Gordon Reece persuaded her to abandon?

‘The Young Generation’ continued working with Rolf Harris on Show Of The Week hosted by Harris on BBC2, 19 May 1968. Later that year, they became the resident dance/singing act on BBC2’s International Cabaret, appearing alongside such acts as Massiel, Georgia Brown, Gilbert Becaud and Tessie O’Shea. During this time, they also appeared with Rolf Harris on his own BBC1 TV series. During this TV run, new members joining the troupe included Heather Beckers, Marie Betts, Iain Burton, Catherine Collins

Chris Cooper, Roger Finch, Denise Fone, Danny Grover, Carolyn Heywood, Erik-Jack, Linda Joliff, Kay Korda, Patricia Lovet, Denis Morrissey, Peter Newton, Sandy Penson, Jeremy Robinson, Terry Robinson, Ricky Stratful and Trevor Willis.[6] Nigel Lythgoe[7] and Ken Warwick[8] joined the group in 1969, before becoming two of television's most successful choreographers and producers later in their own right.

In 1970, the troupe continued to appear on BBC2’s Show Of The Week and other BBC series in which they appeared included Lulu at Berns Restaurant, A Royal Television Gala Performance, The British Screen Awards, The Rod McKuen Show and Fifty Years Of Music. On Christmas Day 1969, they appeared simultaneously on BBC1 and BBC2, starring in Christmas Night With The Star, hosted by Val Doonican – of ‘Paddy McGinty’s Goat’, the rocking chair and the cardigans fame – on BBC1 and in their own ‘special’ Jesus on BBC2. In January 1970, they were given their own self-titled BBC2 TV series, while concurrently running ‘specials’ on BBC1 included The Young Generation meet Lulu, – Lulu became desperate in the 1980s, she started advertising those catalogues which flogged clothes on credit at inflated prices – The Young Generation meet Esther Ofarim and The Young Generation meet Shirley Bassey, Shirley from Tiger Bay, who knows the Gang of old. Another regular series with Rolf Harris followed in 1970 and 1971 on BBC1 and on BBC2, they starred alongside Kenneth Williams in Meanwhile on BBC2. Later in 1971, ‘The Young Generation’ appeared with Vera Lynn in Show Of The Week and Don Lurio temporarily replaced Squires as the troupe’s choreographer. Their next BBC series came in 1972 on BBC1 in Engelbert with The Young Generation starring Engelbert Humperdinck. Self-identified/deluded Fanny-magnet Engelbert came from Leicester, as discussed in previous posts. In 1973, The Young Generation starred alongside Vince Hill in BBC2’s series They Sold A Million. The same year saw another series: The Young Generation Big Top, which featured Clodagh Rodgers, The Bachelors, Danny La Rue and Sandie Shaw. A second series of They Sold A Million aired in 1974, followed the same year by Ken Dodd‘s World Of Laughter on BBC1. For details of Ken Dodd’s links with the Gang, see ‘My Arse – It’s Tatifilarious’. Their last BBC series was The Musical Time Machine which aired on BBC2 in 1977. They continued to appear regularly with Vera Lynn on BBC shows, including A Jubilee Of Music in 1976.

Later members of the group who had joined by 1973 included Vonnie Barnes, Walter Cartier, David Hampshire, Veronica France, Jerry Manley, Kay Frazer, John Melainey, Jackie Hall, Steven Payne, Martini Howard, Georgina Keane, Karen Knight, Sue Lake, Di Palmer, Liz Roberton, Benita Shawe, Michelle Thorne, Spencer Shires, Donald Torr, Trevor Willis and Geoff Richer, who also went on to be a successful choreographer, launching his own troupe Geoff Richer’s First Edition who appeared on many TV shows, including Seaside Special.

Although under contract and owned by the BBC, outside of television, the troupe also made stage appearances, including the 10-week run of Meet Me In London at the Adelphi Theatre with Tommy Steele beginning in April 1971. One of my friends from Somerset had an uncle who was In Theatre who worked with Tommy Steele and relayed the info back to Somerset that Tommy Steele the Cheery Cockney of Little White Bull fame was bloody obnoxious.

Lesley Judd walked out of ‘The Young Generation’ in breach of contract. Soon after, she joined Blue Peter and became a regular TV and radio presenter through to the early 1990s. Wei Wei Wong had other minor TV roles (including Warship and Spy!) and appeared briefly in the James Bond film The Man with the Golden Gun and was a hostess on both ITV’s The Golden Shot and 3-2-1. DUSTY BIN – HERE Wong was also a member of the subsequent ‘The Second Generation’. Sally Graham left the group early on to become one of the short-lived founder members of The New Seekers. Singer David Van Day was a later member of the group, as was Mary Corpe who later joined Pan’s People who endured Jimmy Savile’s witless drivel for years on Top Of The Pops.

‘The Young Generation’ BBC TV Series:

  • 1967 The Rolf Harris Show (BBC1) 12 Episodes
  • 1968 International Cabaret from Sweden (BBC2) 3 Episodes
  • 1968 International Cabaret from The Talk of the Town (BBC2) 3 Episodes
  • 1969 The Rolf Harris Show (BBC1) 13 Episodes
  • 1969 Show of the Week: The Young Generation Meet… (BBC2) 4 Episodes
  • 1970 The Young Generation (BBC1) 16 Episodes
  • 1970 The Young Generation Meet… (BBC1) 3 Episodes
  • 1970–71 The Rolf Harris Show (BBC1) 14 Episodes
  • 1971 Meanwhile on BBC2 (BBC2) 10 Episodes
  • 1971 Show of the Week: Vera Lynn (BBC2) 6 Episodes
  • 1972 Engelbert with The Young Generation (BBC1) 13 Episodes
  • 1973 They Sold A Million (BBC2) 15 Episodes
  • 1973 The Young Generation Big Top (BBC2) 6 Episodes
  • 1973–74 The Vera Lynn Show (BBC2) 7 Episodes
  • 1974 They Sold A Million (BBC2) 13 Episodes
  • 1974 Ken Dodd’s World Of Laughter (BBC1) 6 Episodes
  • 1975 The Vera Lynn Show (BBC2) 11 Episodes
  • 1975 The Musical Time Machine (BBC2) 12 Episodes
  • 1977 The Musical Time Machine (BBC2) 7 Episodes

In the face of this it wasn’t surprising that someone in the Bridgy Tories in the early 1970s had a hotline to Savile; I have discussed in previous posts how Bridgy Tories wanted Savile to open a fete but he demanded a huge quantity of money and they couldn’t afford him. No-one blew the whistle on Savile’s grasping at any time then or in the future, although it was remarked upon that this was a man famous for his charidee work and claimed to be a Conservative.  But then no-one mentioned a few other matters either that someone in Bridgy must have known about, because they knew that Savile was a Tory which wasn’t public knowledge in the early 70s. Perhaps old Tom can tell us.

Michael Stewart retired from the Commons in 1979 and was elevated to the House of Lords, being created a life peer with the title Baron Stewart of Fulham, on 5 July 1979. Mr Thrope had been acquitted of all charges and walked free from the Old Bailey on 22 June 1979. In a brief public statement, Mr Thrope said that he considered the verdict “a complete vindication. Norman Scott said he was “unsurprised” by the outcome, but was upset by the aspersions on his character made by the judge from the safety of the bench. If you’re reading this Norman, rest assured that none of it said anything about you; this lot were/are a load of murdering sex offending crooks and their staple diet for decades has been to try to get off with young people and then scream How Very Dare You in the event of their serious criminality becoming public. You were a loathsome spotted reptile Norman, I was a shy prostitute. Neither of us were murderous gangsters. I hope that you are enjoying the expose on this blog, it was Desmond Curran and his Top Doc mates who made them untouchable; I worked with Curran’s friends and you could not meet a madder, more unpleasant bunch. The Cream Of The British Medical Establishment.

 

Elwyn Jones observed that it was not the first time that the Law Officers were left in ignorance of a Gov’t Dept’s activities, that the Law Officers could only act on the basis of the information given to them by the depts, ‘they had no intelligence sources of their own’. Elsewhere in his volume, Elwyn details just how many people, including lawyers, worked for him as AG and Lord Chancellor; there were loads of them and furthermore Elwyn established sub-branches across England and Wales, that man had eyes and ears everywhere…

I’ve been told that Gwyneth Dunwoody’s mother Norah Phillips had a great deal to do with matters Bridgwater as well as the Gang’s activities with regard to me. Another Labour Party Wimmin’s Champ, Lena Jeger, a member of Gwynne and Dafydd’s partner ring in Camden – who was married to Dr Santo Jeger, a GP who was mates with the Abses, Uncle Harry etc (see previous posts) – wrote Norah’s obituary for the Indie:

WHEN Norah Phillips was created a life baroness in 1964 there were people ignorant enough to ascribe her elevation to Harold Wilson’s kindness to widows and his acknowledgement of her husband Morgan Phillips’s years holed up in the Transport House bunker as General Secretary of the Labour Party. They could not have been more wrong. Norah Phillips had not been only a warming-pan wife, nor a little woman behind a big man.

Indeed not, Norah was yet another ruthless accessory to the gang of sex offenders intimately tied up with City financiers, including those in the Tory Party.

She had deliberately constructed her life so that the traditional role of family concern and home-making meshed with an independent career as a teacher and with her public concerns as a magistrate, and a busy innovative worker over a wide range of interests important to society. She was a totally committed socialist but saw a wider spectrum of concern for many contemporary problems that had to be tackled on a cross-party or non-party basis.

Her adaptability as she dealt with problems rather than parties accounted for her popularity inside and outside parliament. As the first woman Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London (1978-85) she could ‘walk with kings nor lose the common touch’. She told me that she treasured a framed letter from the Prince of Wales of congratulations on her lieutenancy. But then she would hurry off to a committee of the National Association of Women’s Clubs, of which she was president. Or perhaps to the campaign Fair Play for Children, or to the National Chamber of Trade, the Keep Fit Association or to the Association for Research into Restricted Growth. It is easy for members of either House to accumulate a list of organisations which want names on their letterheads. But Norah Phillips’s was always a working, inquisitive and demanding role, and she expected staff and volunteers to do what they were supposed to do – or they were expendable. 

Or in the case of witnesses to the crimes of Norah’s gangster friends, appropriate targets for murder.

None of these concerns interfered with her close family cares. Because of Morgan’s job, over 30 years of marriage she had much responsibility for bringing up their son and their daughter, now Gwyneth Dunwoody MP. And for the sad time of Morgan’s long cruel illness she devoted herself to him.

Is it not touching how sorry these vile bastards felt for themselves during times of trouble?

Her education at a Marist Convent may have sustained her lifelong devotion to Roman Catholicism, which could sometimes decide how she voted in the House of Lords. But she was always fair – if sometimes sharp – with the rest of us.

One of the most common methods that the Gang employed for criminalising the kids in care whom they had assaulted and trafficked was to do them for petty theft. When senior policeman Gordon Anglesea was finally jailed in 2016 for historical sexual abuse of kids in care in north Wales, it was revealed that assaults against one of the kids had been ignored at the time on the grounds that he had ‘stolen from chewing gum from a shop’.
Then there was the alleged suicide on 20 Oct 1980 of Lady Isobel Barnett, supposedly out of Shame after she was caught shoplifting a few cheap items. Lady Isobel’s death was the cause of discussion in the House, led by Greville Janner, re the problems of shoplifters, in which Greville was taking a particular interest. Lady Isobel had lived in Leicestershire for years, her late husband was a local solicitor and Councillor and in the 1950s and 60s Lady Isobel was a regular on the BBC in programmes such as ‘What’s My Line?’ and ‘The Brains Trust’. Lady Isobel had Trained as a Top Doc… Lady Isobel knew a lot about Frank Beck, Greville Janner and their accomplices. No-one questioned the pathologist and Coroner etc who maintained that Isobel had killed herself, although she had not shown any distress at all during and after the trial. There were also allegations made about Isobel becoming a sad, dotty old lady who had isolated herself. What if she’d been frozen out by those we know and love? If I had been found dead, similar allegations would have been made about me by the Top Docs. No-one who dared say that I was walking away and keeping away from some bloody nasty, very dangerous people would have been given a public voice.
See previous posts for further details of the death of Lady Isobel and why the media accounts of her death didn’t add up.

Norah Phillips has died too soon for she was working on a Bill to outlaw ageism. She wanted to forbid advertisements for jobs which defined ages for applicants. She was especially angry to find that many European Community jobs were limited to applicants under 30. We agreed that the three score years and 10 allotted span was ordained not by God but by a loony poet: see Psalm 90.

Her inexhaustible mental and physical energy may have arisen from the luck of her genes and seemed to flourish in the sunshine of accumulated years, all the more notable because not every member of their lordships’ House was so blessed. Recently, she had taken to walking with a stick, but this was due not to longevity but to an irreverent driver who had knocked her down outside the Palace of Westminster and caused a long stay in hospital.

She did not go in for long speeches in the House but her contributions were always original and alert and often punctured the ballooning pomposity of ministers. She was fearlessly brisk and confident and always shrewd. She was in lively attendance at the House of Lords until the end of the July adjournment, which she complained was, at three months, too long, and derived only from the Government ‘not knowing what to do about anything’.

Norah’s family and friends knew that she was writing a book about her life. It is to be hoped that it will appear, if only because she told me that it would ‘make a lot of people shiver in their shoes’. I hope some of them are still alive.

I only wish that Norah were, she had a lot of questions to answer.

Now I’ll refresh readers of the career highlights of Norah’s daughter Gwyneth Dunwoody, Wimmin’s Champ from a pedigree line of Suffragettes and Feminist Pioneers.

Gwyneth Dunwoody stood as the Labour Party candidate for Exeter in the 1964 General Election. She was elected as MP for Exeter in 1966, emulating her husband in Falmouth and Camborne. Like her husband, Gwyneth also served as a junior Minister, as a Parliamentary Secretary at the Board of Trade and also lost her seat at the 1970 General Election. From 1970 to 1975, Dunwoody was Director of the Film Producers Association of Great Britain and Consultant to the Association of Independent Cinemas.

Gwyneth returned to the Commons after the February 1974 General Election, becoming MP for the safe Labour seat of Crewe, having received the sponsorship of the National Union of Railwaymen (later part of RMT). So after her earlier Commons career in the land of Mr Thrope, Gwyneth nipped up to Gwynne and Dafydd turf of Cheshire, in the same year that Sir Peter Morrison was elected as the Tory MP for Chester. Gwynne, Dafydd and John Allen were expanding business big-time; Dafydd’s old mucker Dr Bob Hobson who had facilitated a big ring for years at the Maudsley relocated to Manchester University in 1974 to shore up the team of Big Name Top Docs already in place who’d been protecting Gwynne and Dafydd for years (see ‘The Mentor’) and Tony Francis arrived in Manchester to join the party as well. Sadie Francis, from a family of Pioneering Lady Doctors who knew the Summerskills, trained at Manchester and worked there after qualification. In 1974, Dr Death used his Private Members Bill to ensure that the Children Act 1975 reached the statute books and after that huge numbers of kids were taken into care and handed over to the Gang in north Wales and to linked rings. The Children Act was orchestrated virtually single-handedly by Leo Abse, using Gwynne and Dafydd’s mates as Expert Advisers while Jim Callaghan gave Leo everything he needed to do this in Jim’s capacity as Wilson’s Home Secretary. See eg. ‘Cry The Beloved Country’. Jim’s wife Audrey was a Governor of GOSH and the Callaghans received much good PR for the fundraising efforts for GOSH, while Jimmy Savile dropped in whenever he felt like it.

Gwyneth Dunwoody was also an MEP, 1975-79 (alongside John Prescott) – business for John Allen and the Gang boomed during those years and Stuart, the paedophile who was a spotter for the Gang, arrived to live in the cottage that was our next nearest neighbour in 1975ish, as my grandpa was dying. At the time, MEPs were nominated by national Parliaments; MEPs have been directly elected since 1979.

In 1983, Dunwoody stood for election as Deputy Leader of the Labour Party, alongside Peter Shore, on a Eurosceptic platform (a position she consistently maintained throughout her career – she voted against the Maastricht Treaty seven times). Peter Shore was an East End MP who went to Quarry Bank High School in Liverpool of Beatles fame and was fully on board with the Gang and Supported Brave Wendy in the rigged civil war of 1985-86. Shore’s wife was even more useful to the Gang; Dr Liz Shore was a Nice Lady Doctor working for Whitehall as a Gov’t Medical Officer and occupied the most senior roles throughout the 1960s, 70s and 80s. During the 1990s, Dr Liz was given responsibility for the postgrad training of Top Docs across huge swathes of North London. Before she married, Liz Shore was Dr Liz Wrong, a member of an influential family of academics and others in senior professional or public roles. The Deputy Party Leadership was won by Fattersley (see previous posts), Dunwoody coming last out of the four candidates with 1.3% of the Electoral College.

Dunwoody did not return to Ministerial office, but served as a front bench spokesman on, by turns, transport, health and foreign affairs during the 18 years of Labour opposition from 1979 to 1997. She also served on the Labour NEC, 1981-88, collaborating closely with Betty Boothroyd, another old bag who devoted her entire career to assisting the Westminster Paedophile Ring.

Gwyneth resisted Militant in her constituency and later opposed all-women shortlists.

In 1983, boundary changes abolished the constituency of Crewe and created the constituency of Crewe and Nantwich, with many Conservative voters from Nantwich included in the new seat. Dunwoody narrowly won the election in 1983 by 290 votes. She remained MP at Crewe and Nantwich until her death in 2008, having benefited from a further redrawing of the boundaries in 1997 which increased her majority substantially.

In 1998, Dunwoody gained headlines around the world when she clashed with New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani urging the return of the original Winnie the Pooh dolls from Donnell Library Center to the British Museum after she said she “detected sadness” in their display behind bulletproof glass in the United States library. In October 2000, Dunwoody was one of several candidates for the speakership of the House of Commons. The election was won by Michael Martin MP.

As a member for a constituency with a strong connection with the railway industry, Dunwoody had considerable expertise on transport matters, and was Chair of the House of Commons’ Transport Committee, 1997-2008. Her involvement in railways extended beyond parliamentary responsibilities, and in December 2007 Dunwoody presented the coveted National Railway Heritage Award plaque to a Swanage Railway team of volunteers for the installation of a historic footbridge at Corfe Castle railway station.

In the 1980s, Brown and I discovered that Crewe station was a location for teenage sex workers to meet clients. We used to have to change trains at Crewe going back and forth to see each other and on a number of occasions Brown got stuck at Crewe for long periods of time very late at night and saw the action. Late at night Crewe station was desolate and dangerous yet British Rail were doing nothing to address the situation, although they undoubtedly knew what their premises were being used for. Brown wrote to me about it in the letters that were later stolen from my house and sold to George Carman and the Digger.

Gwyneth should have erected a Heritage Plaque at Crewe Station to commemorate the kids in care and other desperate young people selling sex while British Rail and Gwyneth looked on.

Was this somehow something to do with Crewe station being infamous for being huge, a major interchange but with a serious lack of facilities? All the students at UCNW noticed that there was nothing to do and nowhere to sit at Crewe even at nights, yet waits for connections at Crewe were usually at least an hour. Neither was there anywhere more pleasant to wait if one left the premises of the station.

An attempt by the Gov’t Whips to remove Gwyneth Dunwoody and Donald Anderson, Chair of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee, from their positions after the 2001 General Election led to a revolt by backbench MPs, which resulted in them both being reinstated.

Dunwoody was President of Labour Friends of Israel, 1988-93 and was a Parliamentary consultant to the British Fur Federation. She was one of 13 Labour MPs to vote against a reduction of the age of consent for homosexual acts to 16. Keep ’em criminalised Gwyneth, Gwynne and Dafydd were blackmailing the victims of sexual assault thus.

Dunwoody had a house in her constituency and a flat in the Barbican. She suffered from financial problems in the late 1980s, with a house in her constituency being repossessed due to mortgage arrears, was threatened with eviction from her London flat and had furniture seized by bailiffs to meet rent arrears. She was sued by Barclays Bank due to an unpaid loan. Nevertheless Dunwoody bounced back remarkably quickly, becoming a wealthy woman again.

Throughout the 1980s and 90s, Dunwoody was loathed by many in her constituency and she was also dogged by allegations of dishonesty. Yet no-one even attempted to remove the old bag. As with her partners in crime Gwynne and Dafydd, everyone hated her but they continued to ensure that she remained very much in business. I have to keep reminding myself even after all this research for the blog when I read about the likes of Gwyneth and think QUE??, that it was about that lot working for the security services back in the 1950s and 60s and of course the Royal Lobotomist. No-one was ever going to get rid of them no matter how serious their criminality.

After she died, the Torygraph described Dunwoody as “Clever, acerbic, fiercely independent and often just plain funny”, noting her willingness to cast Party allegiance aside.

Dunwoody died during the evening of 17 April 2008 in John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, following emergency heart surgery. Her funeral was held at St. Margaret’s, Westminster on 8 May 2008. John Dunwoody, Gwyheth’s former husband, died in 2006 at his house in France after an accident…

Here’s a pic of Nice Young Doctor John and his Lady Wife Gwyneth:John and Gwyneth Dunwoody

 

 

Dr John’s constituency had an interesting history.

The new seat of Truro and Falmouth was the first constituency won by Labour in Cornwall.

ALRowse

In the 1930s, the St Austell born, Oxford historian A.L. (Leslie) Rowse (1903-97) fought the constituency of Penryn and Falmouth twice for Labour in 1931 and 1935. The young man who in the 1920s jotted notes in his diary on ‘the idea of a Labour university’, once said ‘all that I want to be is a spokesman for the Cornish people’. Rowse took the Labour Party from third to second place in Penryn and Falmouth at the 1935 general election, and continued his active involvement with the local Labour Party here until 1941. By 1937, the constituency of Penryn and Falmouth, which included Truro, held sixty per cent of Labour Party members in Cornwall. Rowse was a regular contributor to the Cornish Labour News, which was edited by local journalist Claude Berry, who worked for 34 years at, and later became Editor of, the West Briton.

Previous posts have discussed the English Lit teacher at Bridgwater College, Brian Lisk aka Frisky Lisky who was Head of Dept and exceeded himself with certain female staff and students. Frisky was disapproved of but not constrained. Frisky knew A.L. Rowse.

Labour’s 1945 landslide General Election victory saw the return of Cornwall’s first Labour MP, Evelyn King (1907-94), for the Penryn and Falmouth constituency, which included Truro. During the 1945 election, King – who was a Headteacher before he became an MP – was driven round the constituency by a former pupil in an old Rolls Royce, with a sign on the back saying ‘This car is like the Tory Party – out of date’. King subsequently lost some popularity among Labour Party supporters in Cornwall, because he first moved to stand in Dorset at the 1950 general election and later switched to the Tory Party before being elected as the MP for Dorset South.

At the General Election in February 1950, campaigning on new constituency boundaries, Labour overtook the Liberal vote share in Cornwall for the first time. Frank Harold Hayman (1894-1966) – a former Cornwall County Council clerk who worked for the NALGO  (one of the trade unions that consistently supported and protected abusers in north Wales and elsewhere) – in 1945 stood unsuccessfully for the old Camborne constituency which was less good for Labour than Penryn and Falmouth. In 1950, Hayman was elected as Labour MP for the new Falmouth and Camborne seat. Hayman won this seat for Labour at five General Elections, serving as Parliamentary Private Secretary to Labour Party and opposition leader Hugh Gaitskell in 1959-63. Gaitskell who died suddenly, unexpectedly and prematurely, resulting in Harold Wilson becoming Labour Party Leader.

Clement Atlee MP’s brother Tom lived in the constituency and hosted social events at his house near Devoran.

Harold Wilson

Harold Wilson MP was a frequent visitor, bringing his young family to see his parents who lived locally and purchasing his bungalow in the Scilly Isles in 1959. In 1950, Wilson as President of the Board of Trade, addressed a Truro audience of 200 at a public meeting.

The first Labour Mayor of Truro, W.A. Philips, held office in 1919 – he was the first Labour Mayor in the South West as well as Cornwall. Truro voters elected Cornwall’s first Labour MP in 1945; but following the boundary changes at the 1950 general election, Labour came second when the Tories took the seat.

As Labour entered its sixth year of Gov’t in 1951, local Labour Party membership soared. Throughout the early 1950s, the newsheet Labour’s Cornish Voice published reports of active Labour Party branches in the Truro constituency of the day at St Dennis, Foxhole, Nanpean, St Austell, St Blazey, St Stephen, Grampound Road, Tregony, Truro, Newlyn East, Goonhavern, Perranporth, St Agnes, Mount Hawke, Chacewater, Portloe, and St Mawes.

A ‘Housewives Voice’ article in Labour’s Cornish Voice in November 1952, boasted that the Truro Labour Party women’s section had been in existence for more than 30 years. Spurred on by the example of Falmouth, in the early 1950s a Truro building fund was started, with the objective of buying 30 River Street, where the Party held its meetings in rooms above Tremletts the newsagents; and Truro Labour Party women’s section organised regular fundraising events for the building fund.

Here comes the Housewives’ Champ Gwyneth Dunwoody with her Nice Young Doctor husband to Help Everyone…

clement atlee

At the October 1951 General Election, more people voted Labour than Tory, but the Tories won more seats. Commenting on national radio on the election which ended his six years as PM, Clement Atlee MP said simply ‘Our defeat is not due to any falling away of Labour support, but to the fact that in most constituencies Liberals voted Tory, not Labour.’

My Posh Relative By Marriage Lord Gnome worked with Attlee, including when Attlee was at the top of Gov’t… See ‘Lord Gnome, My Distant Relative By Marriage’.

Jack NewbyIn Truro in 1951, Labour’s vote share rose to 44.3%; but the Tories held the seat. Labour’s candidate for Truro in 1951 and 1955 was Jack Newby, a primary school teacher at Goonhavern.

In 1966, following the death of Harold Hayman, Labour’s John Dunwoody (1929-2006) was elected as the MP for Falmouth and Camborne, but lost the seat in 1970.

In 1966, Labour reduced the Tory majority in Truro to 1,608; but the seat continued to be held by the Tories until the October 1974 General Election.

Gwyneth R.I.P.

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Revolutionaries We Have Known

Recent posts and comments have drawn attention to the many 1970s and 80s TV programmes that Fearlessly Exposed various matters but never anything as serious as the criminality with which Gwynne, Dafydd and the Gang were involved because of the presence of the Gang’s mates working on those programmes as Fearless Investigative Journos.

The most obvious Fearless Investigator who was mates with the Gang was Paul Foot, nephew of Footie (see ‘The Bay Of Pigs Invasion’), but readers know that Dafydd’s mate Elwyn Parry Jones worked on the first series of Hard Hitting BBC Series ‘Rough Justice’. Indeed from what I can deduce, ‘Rough Justice’ was a distraction technique after the difficulties thrown up by Mr Thrope and Mary Wynch, to delude everyone into believing that a TV series would go where the criminal justice system didn’t dare and was even prepared to piss Lord Denning off. Lord D was filmed fuming away in a Hampshire accent…. He never mentioned that Elwyn had grown up in Denbighshire and was a big mate of Gwynne the Royal Lobotomist, Lord D’s go-to man for illegal lifelong imprisonment and lobotomies…

The Revolutionaries of Lincoln’s Inn along with Lord Denning who have received many mentions in previous posts were crooked barrister to the Westminster Paedophile Ring George Carman QC, Westminster Swinger Richard Crossman’s father Sir Charles Stafford Crossman, Miranda and Cherie. Thatch was also a member of Lincoln’s Inn.

There are however some more stars of Lincoln’s Inn to whom we need to Pay Tribute:

Benchers take precedence in the Inn according to the order of their call to the Bench, irrespective of any office or honour they may hold. Thus when in 1979 a portrait of five benchers holding high office was commissioned, Margaret Thatcher, then Prime Minister, who was called to the Bar in 1953 and was elected an honorary bencher in 1975, stood 91st in seniority, and the other four, in order of precedence as judges, stood respectively 9th, 11th, 3rd and 28th as benchers.

In addition to the honorary and ordinary benchers, the Inn has a Royal Bencher, H.R.H. Duke of Kent. Previous Royal Benchers of the Inn have included H.R.H. Princess Margaret, H.R.H. Prince Albert, H.M. King George V, H.R.H. Prince George, Duke of Kent, and H.M. Queen Mary, who in November, 1943, became the first woman to be a Bencher of any Inn.

Queen Mary’s brother, the Earl of Athlone, See the source imagewas Chairman of Governors of the Middlesex, where Gwynne Trained and Chancellor of London University, the institution that issued Gwynne’s degrees. Ma’am Darling and her husband used the services of Gwynne and Dafydd, and Lord Snowdon’s best man and good mate Roger Gilliatt Trained at the Middlesex. Roger’s dad was Sir William, who taught at the Middlesex and doubled up as the Royal Doc who delivered Carlo and Princess Anne. Roger became a neurologist and thus joined Gwynne, Gwynne’s partner in crime in Newcastle/Durham Lord John Walton and Sir Charles Evans, Principal of UCNW, as a Top Doc of Brain Disorders, some of which can only be treated by a lobotomy as any fule kno. That crowd worked with/Trained/Mentored Dafydd’s mates at the Walton Centre in Liverpool who ensured that Merfyn’s late wife Nerys didn’t survive as a result of Merfyn, Nerys and their pal the Philanderer having spilt the Gang’s pints on too manySee the source image occasions.

Asa had Big Mates, including John Allen and the Gang, but also that one-time member of the Communist Party of GB, Denis Healey as well as Harold Wilson, who was the subject of allegations that he was a KGB double agent. I have no idea whether Wilson was or not, but Wilson definitely made life very easy for the Westminster Paedophile Ring and rearranged the entire furniture of Gov’t for their benefit. Wilson went to school on the Wirral, on the site of the Gang’s territory, he was educated at Jesus College, Oxford, an institution with strong Welsh connections where many Gang members studied – such as Dafydd’s mate the Bishop of Bangor and Archbishop of Wales Gwilym Williams who was at Jesus College with Wilson – and as an MP Wilson held a seat on the Gang’s manor in the North West of England. Wilson was for a time a don at New College, Oxford, an institution famous for recruiting and employing recruiters of the British security services, including Richard Crossman, Image result for richard crossman imagesone of the most senior ranking members of the security services during the 1960s and 70s, along with Asa Briggs.

Wilson didn’t receive a peerage immediately after he stepped down as PM, because he remained an MP. He did however accept a peerage in 1983, as the Gang began to move in on me. My distant relative by marriage Lord Gnome worked with Harold Wilson as did some of Gnome’s family. One of Gnome’s family graduated from New College, Oxford. See ‘Lord Gnome, My Distant Relative By Marriage’.

Wilson also knew Gnome through the Royal Statistical Society and they both knew Claus Moser.Sir Claus Moser in 1980.jpg In the light of the misuse of huge Gov’t data sets in order to target victims of the Gang, See the source imagethese three being so interested in stats is worrying. The fingers of Claus alone were in many pies; not only was Claus one of Richard Crossman’s LSE crowd, along with Uncle Harry’s brother-in-law 

but Moser’s other positions included:

  • Member, Governing Body, Royal Academy of Music, 1967–1979
  • Director, Central Statistical Office, 1968–1978
  • BBC Music Advisory Committee, 1971–1983Charles Hill 1952.jpg
  • Gwynne and Dafydd’s mate Lord Charles Hill of BMA Fame was Chairman of the BBC when Moser was appointed to the BBC Music Advisory Committee…
  • Visiting Fellow, Nuffield College, Oxford, 1972–1980
  • Chairman, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, 1974–1987
  • Director, N M Rothschild & Sons, 1978–1990 (Vice-Chairman, 1978–1984)
  • President, Royal Statistical Society, 1978–1980
  • Chairman, Economist Intelligence Unit, 1979–1983
  • Warden of Wadham College, Oxford, 1984–1993
  • Chancellor, Keele University, 1986–2002
  • MM is an alumnus of Keele and held senior office in the Keele Students’ Union: 
  • Trustee, London Philharmonic Orchestra, 1988–2000
  • President, British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1989–1990
  • Pro-Vice-Chancellor, University of Oxford, 1991–1993, throughout the North Wales Police investigation into the possible existence of a paedophile ring in north Wales and Cheshire that showed no evidence of any such thing. Many members of Gnome’s family were Oxford alumni. Swinging Woy, who had concealed the ring throughout his entire career, was Chancellor of Oxford at the time
  • Chairman, British Museum Development Trust, 1993–2003, later Chairman Emeritus
  • Chancellor, Open University of Israel, 1994–2004

Claus was made a life peer with the title Baron Moser, of Regent’s Park in the London Borough of Camden on 23 June 2001. Other honours included the Albert Medal of the Royal Society of Arts, 1996, Commandeur de l’Ordre National du Mérite (France), 1976; Commander’s Cross, Order of Merit (Germany), 1985.

Moser also received an Honorary Doctorate from Heriot-Watt University in 1995.

Moser died in Switzerland on 4 September 2015, following a stroke.

In 1997 Moser participated in a ceremony to mark the start of construction of the Claus Moser Research Centre at Keele, a research facility for the Humanities and Social Sciences. Moser returned to Keele in June 2008 to participate in the official opening of the £3.5m building.

Harold Wilson’s Top Doc was Joseph Ellis Stone, Baron Stone (born Silverstone; 27 May 1903-17 June 1986). Stone was born in Llanelli in Wales – many members of the Gang came from Llanelli including Lord Elwyn-Jones, Michael Howard and Mandy Rice-Davies came from Llanelli as well – and after qualifying as a Top Doctor at Cardiff University and Westminster Hospital Medical School, Stone worked as a GP in and around Hendon. Stone followed the Cardiff- Westminster Hospital pattern of Training that was popularised by Clement Price Thomas, the Top Doc from Merthyr Tydfil who made his name by operating on King George VI. See ‘Successful Surgery On King George VI’. Dannie and Wilfred Abse followed the same route re Training…

Stone took on a number of patients from Hampstead Garden Suburb, at the time an area popular with lefties who supported Gang members.

During World War II, as a captain in the RAMC, Stone was in the British Army force that liberated Belsen concentration camp, as was Wilfred Abse. Wilfred the Top Doc of the Westminster Paedophile Ring who knew Gwynne and Dafydd. Stone became heavily involved as a Top Doctor in the initial army reaction to the situation they found in Belsen and to the rehabilitation of the prisoners there. Stone was possibly the first British Jewish doctor to enter Belsen after its liberation; Wilfred Abse and a group of Abse’s mates, all Jewish, joined Stone et al. It resulted in Abse et al being beyond criticism for the rest of their careers. Interestingly enough, one of that group became a psychiatrist (as did quite a few of the others) and he tried very hard in the 1960s to highlight the appalling treatment of psych patients in asylums run by his colleagues. His concerns were utterly ignored and he did not become one of the Top Docs Famed For Liberating Belsen. He observed that he couldn’t quite marry the horror at Belsen of which his colleagues never tired of telling people with what they were doing to their own patients.

Stone’s brother-in-law, Sidney Bernstein, was then commissioned by the British Gov’t to make a documentary about the liberation of Belsen and the concentration camps, ‘which may have been influenced by the letters Stone sent home to his wife, Beryl’. Or it may just have been a PR exercise – Wilfred et al were acutely aware that Liberating Belsen made them untouchable. Wilfred benefited from extra cladding by being the Top Doc who Examined Rudolf Hess before Hess was Interrogated. Hess spent the rest of his life incarcerated and took the world by storm when at the age of 93, he ‘committed suicide by hanging’ in Spandau Prison on 17 Aug 1987. A great many people, including me, found it difficult to believe that a 93 yr old former Nazi had chosen to hang himself after all those years and there was a bit of chatter at the time as to what exactly was going on. In my own little world, Wilfred’s brother Leo the bent lawyer and Labour MP for Torfaen had advised on a Cunning Plan to fit me up and imprison me that had unravelled some three weeks before Hess’s suicide; there were rather a lot of witnesses to that unravelling, as well as to Dafydd’s attempt at bribing me days before Hess was found dead.

A lot of Gwynne and Dafydd’s mates did very well out of matters Nazis, although some of their colleagues at the Maudsley had worked with Nazis. NAME surpassed himself by having worked with one of those who was directly responsible for the NAME gas chambers programme. David Maxwell Fyfe aka Dai Bananas aka Lord Kilmuir, the Gang’s own personal Biggus Dickus of a lawyer who’d deal with anyone who crossed the Gang even in minor ways, had led the prosecution at Nuremberg, so no-one argued with him again See the source imagealthough Maxwell Fyfe was known to be corrupt and rather confused re his attitude to homosexuality.

Maxwell Fyfe was Scottish with no Welsh connections; yet in the early 1950s, Churchill the PM gave Home Secretary Maxwell-Fyfe responsibility for Welsh Affairs and then in 1952 made MI5 responsible to the Home Secretary, rather than the PM. So in 1952, as MI5 sent Dafydd off to Liverpool Medical School to train as an accessory to Gwynne and his eventual successor, Maxwell Fyfe the Man Who Brought The Nazis To Justice, was given to Wales. The expanding ring in north Wales and the criminals running the North Wales Hospital had all the protection that they could ever need. Radical Bertrand’s friends the Radical Crawshays found a Little Cottage near Radical Sir Clough et al at Croesor for Radical Bertrand when Radical Bertrand wanted to downsize in the 1950s and by the mid/late 1950s, Radical Bertrand had made his permanent home at the Little Cottage, just as the Nice Young Doctor Dafydd took up his post as Assistant To Gwynne the Royal Lobotomist.

Maxwell Fyfe’s junior Counsel on the prosecution team at Nuremberg was Gwynne and Dafydd’s mate Lord Elwyn-Jones, Wilson’s Attorney General, 1964-70 and Lord Chancellor, 1974-79. Elwyn-Jones was actually the barrister who did most of the prosecuting, Maxwell Fyfe having absented himself shortly after the prosecution began. Elwyn-Jones was an essential cog in the trafficking machine, linking Wales and London. Elwyn-Jones’s autobiography makes it clear that when he was ‘asked’ to stand as a Labour MP immediately after WW II, he aimed for Plaistow in the East End because his role in the Nuremberg trials stood him in very good stead with the big Jewish population in that constituency. Elwyn’s wife Polly Binder, an Artist, was from Manchester but so taken with the quaint ways of her husband’s constituents that Polly subsequently made a name for herself as an Artist Of East End Culture. Elwyn and Polly’s son social worker Dan is today an Artist Of The East End as well. No-one told the low-income Jewish people who subsequently elected Elwyn Jones that he was a lying crook who was part of criminal gang/sex abuse ring targeting people from their community and should they ever try to publicise the matter, Elwyn and his mates would ensure that they were flattened. As the Editor of the Mirror was in the 1960s when he dared publish the details of some of Lord Bob Boothby’s activities; Harold Wilson’s friend and legal advisor Arnold Goodman ensured that the Editor was removed and Boothby received a pay-out without the bother of a defamation trial. For lesser obstacles than national newspapers, Leo Abse, close friend of Westminster molester George Thomas, was called upon to bribe, threaten, blackmail or fit up complainants.

Elwyn and Polly’s daughter Josephine was a Revolutionary like her parents Elwyn and Polly – HERE –

Elwyn-Jones was Of Gray’s Inn, as were many other Revolutionaries and in DATE, a short documentary was made about the glories of Gray’s Inn. I was familiar with many of the notions discussed eg. the swings and roundabouts where being a female barrister was concerned, the absolute necessity (at least in DATE) of personally knowing someone in Gray’s Inn – preferably a family member – if you wanted to be accepted as a member yourself and the struggle to make a living as a young unknown barrister which made a private income, or at least a generous relative, a near-necessity.

What I didn’t know, was that although Gray’s Inn were delighted to accept as members overseas barristers – who had to pay for the pleasure of being Of Gray’s – barristers who had qualified in many overseas countries, usually Darkies, found that they were not entitled to work in all the areas of practice that other members of Gray’s Inn were. There was built-in racism of an overt kind and the overseas barristers were up in arms about it. Elwyn-Jones blithely explained that their overseas training hadn’t equipped them for certain areas of practice and tch tch we can’t have inadequate barristers let loose. Elwyn didn’t explain why Gray’s Inn didn’t publicise the restriction or why the dosh needed and hoops to be negotiated to become a member were nevertheless exactly the same for overseas barristers or why Gray’s Inn hadn’t been able to make an arrangement to make good the perceived deficits in the overseas initial training.

It reminded me of the public explanations supplied by Top Docs for so many worrying things, in that to a certain extent the facts were being presented, but the many obvious problems that should have been easily addressed weren’t. When one knows what Elwyn and his mates were actually doing, the explanation for the blatant racism and deception with regard to overseas barristers sort of falls into place as the actions of deeply corrupt, elitist, unpleasant people who are treading on everyone while waving their impeccable credentials around.

Elwyn, Labour Lawyer, MP for Poor Jewish People, Welsh Speaker From Ever So Umble Background, Scholarship Boy, Brother of Idris, who played rugby for Wales in the 1920s and died in 1970, a Bachelor who had not been blessed with children. Elwyn, people-trafficker on an international basis who’s very senior position in law and politics took him across the world meeting all sorts of dodgy world leaders. NAMES

Which might well be why some overseas barristers were persisting with the rudeness and intolerance of Gray’s Inn, in the way in which overseas Top Docs continued to pour into the London medical schools bringing high tuition fees with them, in spite of being treated appallingly.

I wondered about some of the Posh Pretty Little Things who were the Young Lady Barristers of Gray’s Inn interviewed on the PR film for Elwyn Jones; I dunno if William Mars-Jones or Elwyn-Jones had many takers, but Michael Mansfield was in great demand.

THAT ONE INTERVIEWED who’s now at the top of Gov’t – Elwyn link!!

As a peacetime GP, Joseph Stone’s patients included Lord Longford, relative of Revolutionary Harriet.Lord Longford’s entire extended family were on board with the Gang and his daughter Lady Antonia –Oxford Blood By Lady Antonia Fraser     . – who was married to Swearing HaroldSee the source image – was a good friend of Conrad, son of Radical Bertrand, who inherited the Earldom after his older brother died.

When Harold Wilson became PM, Joseph Stone became his personal physician. During this period in his career Stone counted a large number of Wilson’s Cabinet as his patients. Let me guess.

Stone travelled widely with the PM and became a very close confidant of his. Dr Dafydd Alun Jones

Stone remained a family GP in Hendon during his time as Wilson’s Top Doctor, until a few years before Stone’s death on 17 June 1986, two months after the Gang killed my friend Anne. During his life Stone was regarded as an excellent doctor – no-one would dare say anything else, just as Clement Price Thomas performed a successful operation on King George VI, from which the King never recovered and died months later – and was seen as being very loyal to Wilson.

Stone also had a general practice in Cricklewood Lane, London NW2 for many years ‘serving the local community’.

Stone was knighted in 1970 and later was created a life peer in the 1976 PM’s Resignation Honours, taking the title Baron Stone of Hendon on 24 June 1976.

Stone died in London. He and his wife Beryl had two children, Richard and Adrienne. Stone’s brother was Arnold Silverstone, later Lord Ashdown. In his memory, the Lord Stone Trust was founded. This was later merged with the Lord Ashdown Charitable Settlement to form the Stone Ashdown Trust.

In 2002, Wilson’s former press secretary Joe Haines alleged that Stone had plotted to murder Marcia Falkender in 1975, purportedly to prevent her from revealing that she and Wilson had had an affair; Falkender has rejected Haines’s allegations as “outrageous”. Labour Party politician Bernard Donoughue claimed in a 2011 documentary to have also heard Stone say, “it was in the national interest she be put down”. Controversy and lack of clarity about events during this period were also approached by the BBC 4 DATE drama, The Lavender List. Falkender sued the BBC and won £75,000 and an agreement by the BBC never to show the documentary drama again.

It won’t have been the reputation of Falkender or even of Wilson that had to be upheld; it will have been Stone’s. He was a Top Doc at the centre of serious criminality at the highest levels of Gov’t which, if necessary, lead to the murder of witnesses – including children and vulnerable adults – by Top Docs, sanctioned by the state. The medical establishment has been so integral to the Westminster Paedophile Ring and the associated very serious criminality that it cannot be allowed to be exposed even though the situation has now passed crisis point.

Re the Lavender List – Kagan and the ‘suicide’ of Eric Miller – details

Joseph Stone’s reputation as an ‘excellent’ GP and his Dr Finlay bit Serving The Communities Of Hendon and Cricklewood will have been actively constructed to conceal the blood and guts that was spilt regularly. I know quite enough of what the Gang were getting up to, goodness knows what was happening in the Corridors Of Power in Negotiation With Brenda if someone as dishonest as Harold Wilson was part of the picture. Wilson and Brenda famously got on very well together as PM and Monarch. Cap’n Bob was the Labour MP for Buckingham, 15 October 1964-18 June 1970, when Wilson was PM.See the source image

Hendon South was the constituency of Grocer Heath’s Welsh Secretary, crooked barrister Lord Peter Thomas aka Pedr Paedophilia, Peter-John-Mitchell-Thomas-Baron-Thomas-of-Gwydir.jpgwho held Hendon South, 1970-87, after serving as the MP for Conway, 1951-66, the area in which Gwynne grew up. The organised abuse in the children’s homes in north Wales expanded rapidly on Pedr Paedophilia’s watch as Welsh Secretary; rather more corpses than usual began to turn up and paedophiles arrived to work in north Wales and Cheshire who had loyal service in this domain elsewhere. Pedr Paedophilia married into the theatre, was a keen Eisteddfodwr and flew the flag for the Welsh language. From Hendon South. Pedr Paedophilia grew up in Llanwrst – a Freemason-richpicturesque village, birthplace of so much Gang Royalty – the son of a solicitor who pre-dated Gwynne.

Joseph Stone’s Arnold Silverstone, Baron Ashdown, was a property developer and developed Ashdown House, on Victoria Street, London SW1 who was also involved with the Conservative Party Peter-John-Mitchell-Thomas-Baron-Thomas-of-Gwydir.jpgunder Grocer Heath. Having been knighted in 1964, Silverstone was created Baron Ashdown on 3 January 1975. Died – 27 July 1977 – MR THROPE – Eden?? Selwyn Lloyd??

Joseph Stone’s brother-in-law who made the PR film about the Good Work of Joseph Stone, Wilfred Abse et al in Belsen:

The Lord Bernstein
Baron Bernstein.jpg
Born
Sidney Lewis Bernstein

(1899-01-30)30 January 1899

Died 5 February 1993(1993-02-05) (aged 94)

Nationality British
Occupation Media baron
Known for Founder of Granada Television
Chairman of the Granada Group
Spouse(s) Zoe Farmer (m. 1936; divorced)
Sandra Alexandra Malone (m. 1954; 3 children)

Sidney Lewis Bernstein, (30 January 1899-5 February 1993) was the founding Chairman of the London-based Granada Group and the founder of the Manchester-based Granada Television in 1954. Granada was one of the original four ITA franchisees.

Born in Essex to a Jewish family, Bernstein left school at 15 and he gradually inherited the property portfolio his father had built. Bernstein with his brother Cecil, created a successful circuit of some 60 cinemas – Wilf/Dannie/Leo Abse’s father ran an Independent Cinema in the rough part of Newport, George Thomas was a customer – and theatres.The Bernstein holdings eventually encompassed interests in publishing, real estate, motorway services, retail shops and bowling alleys, as well as the TV-rental business.

Bernstein was a co-founder of the London Film Society in 1925, where he met and befriended the young Alfred Hitchcock, who became a lifelong friend. Bernstein was the first to bring works from the Russian filmmaker Eisenstein, as well as the films of Pudovkin, to London, and sponsored Eisenstein’s trip to Hollywood in the early 1930s. Bernstein ventured into theatre, building an elegant new venue which housed the premiere of Private Lives by Noël Coward, the hit which cemented that playwright’s reputation.

Bernstein was an early anti-fascist.From 1933, when he helped many German actors, such as Peter Lorre, directors, cameramen and other German Jewish and anti-Nazi filmmakers to escape Germany and find work in Britain after they were expelled from the state-run UFA studios when Hitler sacked all Jewish state employees. Bernstein travelled to America frequently during the 1930s, where he met with Hollywood studio executives, organising meetings in support of the anti-fascist causeand, after WW II broke out between Britain and Germany, to support the British against the Nazis. Bernstein joined the newly formed Ministry of Information and continued producing anti-Nazi and pro-British films for the American public during, 1939–1941, when the US remained neutral. By 1943, Bernstein was also a member of SHAEF and worked on films which would help the new Allies, Britain and America, to understand each other.

As the invasion of France loomed, Bernstein brought Alfred Hitchcock back from Hollywood to Britain to work on two short documentary films for the post-invasion French audience. Bernstein heard the first reports of extermination camps and visited Belsen. Again he consulted with Hitchcock to supervise the work of US and British Army cameramen documenting the horrors of the liberated camps, under the working title German Concentration Camps Factual Survey. The original plan was cancelled in July 1945, the Foreign Office claiming that the material was too incendiary in light of the need for post-war co-operation needed from the Germans. Hitchcock had already begun screening and editing film from Allied cameramen and confiscated German documentation in the summer of 1945 when the project was shelved in the Imperial War Museum archives, not to be seen until it was unearthed by film scholars in 1984, after I complained about Gwynne and shown on the BBC as Memory of the Camps in 1985, the year in which I contacted Keith Best about the Gang and Mary Wynch’s successful Appeal to the Master Of The Rolls received coverage in the London-based broadsheets.

In 1945–46, Bernstein formed Transatlantic Pictures in partnership with Hitchcock. In 1954, Bernstein and Hitchcock dissolved their partnership and in the same year Bernstein won a franchise licence to broadcast commercial TV to the north of England including Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds and Sheffield. Bernstein wanted the north of England as this would not have any detrimental effect on viewers at his theatres which were predominantly in the south of England.

Bernstein ordered the building of the UK’s first completed purpose-built TV studios (BBC Television Centre began construction earlier but was opened four years after Granada’s). Construction of Granada Studios began in 1954.

Granada began broadcasting from Manchester in May 1956. Although Bernstein and his brother Cecil were not enthusiastic about Coronation Street, it was approved and soon become popular. Granada also produced World in Action, Disappearing World and What the Papers Say.

On 3 July 1969 Sidney was created a life peer as Baron Bernstein. In the 1970s, Lord Bernstein relinquished stewardship of the TV company and moved over to the business side of the Granada plc. He retired in 1979 and became Chairman of the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester. He was named a Fellow of the British Film Institute and received the International Emmy Directorate Award in 1984, after I complained about Gwynne. Bernstein died on 5 Feb 1993, aged 94. Gwynedd social worker Jackie Brandt lied to the police about F and I shortly after Sidney’s death; we weren’t interviewed or charged until some two weeks after Brandt went to the police. Thomas Tyrell-Kenyon died from AIDS at some point in the first few months of 1993; his dad Lord Kenyon died in May 1993. Fallacious allegations against F in return for goodies for predators were encouraged by the North Wales Police and Gwynedd Social Services in early 1993 and F’s baby was placed with the lying predators. Brandt perjured herself at Bangor Magistrates Court in July or Aug 1993 and admitted lying under cross-examination.

Sidney Bernstein’s first marriage, in November 1936, ended 10 years later in an amicable divorce, with his first wife, Zoe Farmer, eventually marrying Robin Barry, the son of his close friend, Iris Barry, the film curator of the Museum of Modern Art and one of the founders, along with Sidney, of the London Film Society.

Bernstein remarried in 1954, to Canadian-born Sandra Alexandra Malone, with whom he had two children, a son, David, and a daughter Jane I. Wells, as well as adopting his wife’s daughter from a previous marriage, Charlotte-Lynn. This marriage lasted for the rest of his life.

Bernstein’s daughter, Jane I. Wells (not to be confused with the NBC reporter) followed in her father’s footsteps, producing more than 40 short documentaries; she currently lives in New York.

Bernstein was an art collector and paintings from his collection adorned the walls of the Granada Studios. On his death in 1993, he bequeathed part of his collection – which included works by Chagall and Modigliani – to the Manchester Art Gallery.

George Thomas – This Is Your Life – July 1983 – Granada

Corrie –

Ken Barlow – Gail etc

Cherie’s dad married to Elsie Tanner

do obits…

Colleague – Mike Scott

another colleague – Jeremy Isaacs – Michael Grade link

Tony Warren

‘Rough Justice’ was off to a flying start in 1983, by which time I was at UCNW and the Gang had targeted me.

Elwyn Parry Jones’s TV programmes included:

 1977-1982 Panorama (TV Series documentary) (deputy editor – 141 episodes)

Sources Close to the Prime Minister… (1982) … (deputy editor)
Episode dated 1 March 1982 (1982) … (deputy editor)
The Sentence of the Court… (1982) … (deputy editor)
The Life and Soul of the Party (1982) … (deputy editor)
Off the Rails (1982) … (deputy editor)

 1983-1985 Rough Justice (TV Series documentary) (executive producer – 7 episodes)

The Case of the Perfect Proof (1985) … (executive producer – as Elwyn Parry Jones)
The Case of the Tell-tale Tape (1985) … (executive producer – as Elwyn Parry Jones)
The Case of the False Fish (1985) … (executive producer – as Elwyn Parry Jones)
Report 2 (1985) … (executive producer – as Elwyn Parry Jones)
The Case of the Missing Meal (1983) … (executive producer – as Elwyn Parry Jones)

 1980-1985 Panorama (TV Series documentary) (producer – 4 episodes)

Coal’s Unsettled Future (1985) … (producer)
The Lessons of Brixton (1981) … (producer)
Episode dated 17 November 1980 (1980) … (producer)
Nixon on the Russians (1980) … (producer)
 1975 Crisis at ‘The Observer’ (Documentary) (producer)
 1980-1982 Panorama (TV Series documentary)
Himself – Reporter / Himself – Reporter: Dispute at the Times

Episode dated 1 March 1982 (1982) … Himself – Reporter: Dispute at the Times
Who’s Afraid of Rupert Murdoch? (1981) … Himself – Reporter
Episode dated 17 November 1980 (1980) … Himself – Reporter

Readers will notice how many of the subjects of Elwyn’s exposes were on excellent terms with the Gang.

The Fine Legal Mind who assisted the Fearless ‘Rough Justice’ team was Tom Sargant.

Thomas Sargant (1905–1988) was a law reformer who campaigned for the promotion of human rights. Sargant was educated at Highgate School. Sargant, for much of his life a businessman and politician, became increasingly concerned with the impact of the law and legal services upon ordinary people.

In the mid-1950s, Sargant was asked to help mobilise lawyers in support of those accused in treason trials in Hungary and South Africa, and JUSTICE was set up as a result. Tom Sargant became its first Secretary and was a driving force of the organisation until his retirement in 1982. As a result of his commitment, persistence and determination, JUSTICE played a key role in taking up the cause of miscarriage of justice cases. Unless of course the miscarriage of justice was caused by certain people.Dr Dafydd Alun Jones

Sargant’s tireless campaigning resulted in some 25 people being released, or released early, from prison. Not any of the victims of a gang of sex offenders who were fitted up or indeed even merely accused and who found themselves in Risley Remand Centre obviously, they were left to suffer beatings from the screws on a nightly basis until their dead bodies would be found hanging after they had ‘committed suicide’ in the ‘hospital wing’ while Under Observation in conditions that constituted acceptable medical care, as Mark Carlisle, the constituency Tory MP for Risley, repeatedly reassured everyone prevailed at Risley.Mark Carlisle, Education Secretary

Mark became Lord Carlisle of Bucklow in 1987, the year of the Cunning Plan to fit me up and imprison me in Risley Remand Centre, with which Risley Remand Centre – as well as the Home Office, the North Wales Police, the Welsh Office, Clwyd and Gwynedd Health Authorities, the Mental Health Act Commission and of course the security services – were on board.

As well as serving in posts at the Home Office in which Mark blithely reassured the House that the number of 15 year olds being found dead in Raisley Remand Centre was of no consequence at all and the adequacy of the Medical Care provided was demonstrated by the provision of a visiting Pox Doctor in the absence of all other Care and Treatment, except for huge doses of liquid coshes. Leo Abse was I am told the Brains behind the Cunning Plan Leo-Abse.jpgto frame and imprison me in Risley.

Lord Carlisle was Chairman of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board until 2000. He died in July 2005 at the age of 76, another friend of the Gang who shuffled off this mortal coil in the month in which I was awarded my PhD.

Tom Sargant was instrumental in the establishment of Rough Justice, which led to the release of 18 victims of miscarriages of justice. Tom also played a major role in bringing about other key measures such as the creation of the office of Ombudsman and the establishment of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme. In 1966 Tom was awarded an OBE and became a JP. He was made Honorary Master of Laws at Queen’s University Belfast in 1977.

In 1989 the first Thomas Sargant Memorial Lecture was given in his memory and has been given every year since. The lectures are organised by JUSTICE. The 2019 Thomas Sargant Memorial Lecture was delivered by Baroness Kennedy of The Shaws QC, President of the JUSTICE Council. Helena is the Director of the IBA’s Human Rights Institute and a Member of the House of Lords. In addition to being an author and broadcaster, Helena has acted in many prominent criminal cases over the last 30 years.The lecture is titled ‘Law and the Politics of Disruption’ and will be followed by a drinks reception, essential for all such occasions.The event is once again kindly hosted by Norton Rose Fulbright LLP.

 

Tom Sargant’s daughter was the educationalist Naomi Sargant (1933–2006).

Tom sargant – Rough Justice man – dafydd’s mate who was Brains re Rough Justice – naomi – his daughter – Naomi’s husband – Baron Mackintosh

 

hobsbawms book – Noreen branson

margot heinemann

labour research dept

lead through the crowd to john Cornford etc

SAGE and his shag-relatives

the communists

The most saintly contemporary Revolutionary Aung San Suu Kyi aka the Lady Of Burma will today be appearing before the International Court of Justice at The Hagueto defend herself – as well as the Burmese Generals – against allegations of genocide with regard to the Rohingya. The Lady already has the required flower in her hair for public appearances, is maintaining that the reports of the Rohingya being slaughtered are inaccurate – the Rohingya are no doubt Lying To Get Compensation – and The Hague cannot impose any punishment on the Lady anyway even if she’s deemed to be guilty, because it was the Burmese Generals wot did it.

Aung San Suu Kyi was born in 1945 in Rangoon, British Burma. Her father, Aung San, allied with the Japanese during World War II. Aung San founded the modern Burmese Army and negotiated Burma’s independence from the UK in 1947; he was assassinated by his rivals in the same year. Aung San Suu Kyi grew up with her mother and two brothers in Rangoon. One brother died at the age of eight, when he drowned in an ornamental lake on the grounds of the house; her elder brother emigrated to San Diego, California, becoming a US citizen. Aung San Suu Kyi was educated in Methodist English High School (now Basic Education High School No. 1 Dagon) for much of her childhood in Burma. She is a Theravada Buddhist.

Suu Kyi’s mother, Khin Kyi, gained prominence as a political figure in the newly formed Burmese Gov’t. She was appointed Burmese Ambassador to India and Nepal in 1960, and Aung San Suu Kyi followed her there. Aung San Suu Kyi studied in the Convent of Jesus and Mary School in New Delhi and graduated from Lady Shri Ram College, a constituent college of the University of Delhi in New Delhi, with a degree in politics in 1964. Suu Kyi continued her education at St Hugh’s College, Oxford, graduating in 1968. One of Gnome’s family is an alumnus of St Hugh’s College, Oxford. After graduating, Suu Kyi lived in New York City with family friend Ma Than E, who was once a popular Burmese pop singer. When living in New York, Suu Kyi worked at the United Nations for three years, primarily on budget matters, writing daily to her future husband, Dr. Michael Aris. On 1 January 1972, Aung San Suu Kyi and Aris, a scholar of Tibetan culture and literature, living abroad in Bhutan, were married. The following year Suu Kyi gave birth to their first son, Alexander Aris, in London; their second son, Kim, was born in 1977.

Between 1985 and 1987, Aung San Suu Kyi was working toward an M.Phil at SOAS, University of London. She was elected as an Honorary Fellow of St Hugh’s in 1990. For two years, she was a Fellow at the Indian Institute of Advanced Studies (IIAS) in Shimla, India. Suu Kyi also worked for the Gov’t of the Union of Burma. She received a doctorate from SOAS in 1985.

In 1988, Aung San Suu Kyi returned to Burma, at first to tend for her ailing mother, but later to lead the pro-democracy movement. Michael Aris’s visit in Christmas 1995 turned out to be the last time that he and Aung San Suu Kyi met, as Aung San Suu Kyi remained in Burma and the Burmese dictatorship denied Aris any further entry visas. Aris was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 1997 which was later found to be terminal. Despite appeals from prominent figures and organizations, including the United States, UN Secretary General Kofi Annan and Pope John Paul II, the Burmese Gov’t would not grant Aris a visa, saying that they did not have the facilities to care for him, and instead urged Aung San Suu Kyi to leave the country to visit him. She was at that time temporarily free from house arrest but was unwilling to depart, fearing that she would be refused re-entry if she left, as she did not trust the military junta’s assurance that she could return.

Aung San Suu Kyi continuously appealed her detention and many nations and figures continued to call for her release and that of 2,100 other political prisoners in the country. On 12 November 2010, days after the junta-backed Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) won elections conducted after a gap of 20 years, the junta finally agreed to sign orders allowing Aung San Suu Kyi’s release and Suu Kyi’s house arrest term came to an end on 13 November 2010.

The United Nations (UN) attempted to facilitate dialogue between the junta and Aung San Suu Kyi. The results from the UN facilitation were mixed; Razali Ismail, UN special envoy to Burma, met with Aung San Suu Kyi. Ismail resigned from his post the following year, partly because he was denied re-entry to Burma on several occasions. Several years later in 2006, Ibrahim Gambari, UN Undersecretary-General (USG) of Department of Political Affairs, met with Aung San Suu Kyi. He also met with Suu Kyi later the same year. On 2 October 2007 Gambari returned to talk to her again after seeing Than Shwe and other members of the senior leadership in Naypyidaw. The United Nations Working Group for Arbitrary Detention published an Opinion that Aung San Suu Kyi’s deprivation of liberty was arbitrary and in contravention of Article 9 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights 1948, and requested that the authorities in Burma set her free, but the authorities ignored the request. On 18 January 2007, the state-run paper New Light of Myanmar accused Suu Kyi of tax evasion for spending her Nobel Prize money outside the country. The accusation followed the defeat of a US-sponsored United Nations Security Council resolution condemning Burma as a threat to international security; the resolution was defeated because of strong opposition from China, which has strong ties with the military junta. In November 2007, it was reported that Aung San Suu Kyi would meet her political allies National League for Democracy along with a Gov’t minister. The ruling junta made the official announcement on state TV and radio just hours after UN special envoy Ibrahim Gambari ended his second visit to Burma. However, the process delivered few concrete results.

On 3 July 2009, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon went to Burma to pressure the junta into releasing Aung San Suu Kyi and to institute democratic reform. However, on departing from Burma, Ban Ki-moon said he was “disappointed” with the visit after junta leader Than Shwe refused permission for him to visit Aung San Suu Kyi, citing her ongoing trial.


Mrs. Leah Manning Square, Bilbao, Spain.

Manning welcomed news of the October revolution in Russia, and became a member of the 1917 Club.[citation needed] In peacetime, she became an active speaker on behalf of Labour candidates in elections around the country. She was appointed headmistress of a new experimental Open Air School for undernourished children which Cambridge education authority had established on a farm site, and found this work exceptionally rewarding. In 1929, she served as organising secretary of the National Union of Teachers, becoming its President in 1930.[3]

In 1931, she was elected as MP for Islington East in a by-election on 19 February. She did not support Ramsay MacDonald‘s National Government and stayed in the Labour Party, losing her seat a few months later at the 1931 general election in October. She served on the Labour Party National Executive Committee from 1931 to 1932, and in the 1935 general election unsuccessfully contested Sunderland.[citation needed]

She was meanwhile moving away from her previous strict pacifism towards a more active anti-fascism. At the 1936 Labour Party Conference, several party members, including Ellen Wilkinson, Stafford Cripps, Aneurin Bevan and Charles Trevelyan, argued that military help should be given to the Popular Front of Spain, which fought Francisco Franco and his fascist Nationalist Army. Despite a passionate appeal from Isabel de Palencia, the Labour Party supported the Conservative Government’s policy of non-intervention.[citation needed]

Manning disagreed with the official line and became Secretary of the Spanish Medical Aid Committee. In the spring of 1937, she helped to arrange the evacuation of almost 4,000 Basque children to Britain[4] as well as around 200 adults, accompanying the children on the SS Habana.[5] While there she witnessed the bombing of Guernica. In 1938, Manning returned to Spain, where she wrote a report on the hospitals where British doctors and nurses were working. Back in England, she continued to be involved with the Basque children, visiting them and highlighting their plight. Manning was selected as Labour candidate for Epping and won the seat in the 1945 general election. In Parliament, she was known for her commitment to education.

She was remembered in 2002 by the renaming of a Bilbao square as Plaza de Mrs Leah Manning; a commemorative plaque from the Basque Children of ’37 Association was presented to the British House of Commons.[6]

A room is named in her honour at Homerton College, Cambridge.[7]

A blue plaque is to be erected to Leah Manning in 2019 on the site of the former ragged school in New Street, Cambridge which is now owned by Anglia Ruskin University and is used as their Institute of Music Therapy.

Manning was appointed a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1966. She remained active in educational work (opposing comprehensive schools) and her autobiography (called A Life for Education) was published in 1970. Her last years, before her death at age 91, were spent in the NUT Home for Retired Teachers at Elstree, England.

Edith – Socialist Medical Association –  Tudor Spart – Uncle Harry – Abses and friends – Santo?? SPELL – Lena Jeger – Eirene White – Paul Robeson –

Spanish Civil War crowd – HERE

Edith – Attlee Min of Food – John Strachey – Manny Shinwell – Luciana – brother of Lady Amabel, Sir Clough’s wife -Boothby at Oxford –  Mosley – best man – BUF – Communists – grandpa link – New Left book club etc

 

The world was told that the North Wales Hospital Denbigh was being emptied of prisoners and closed in the summer of 1995; that was a lie. There were prisoners there until (at least) 2000, but no-one has ever come clean re which prisoners and when the Peep Show did finally close.

In the summer of 1995, Tony Francis et al continued with their attempts to make a case for me to be sent to live with Mr Savile and if possible lobotomised.


Saturday, March 27, 1999 Published at 13:44 GMT


World: Asia-Pacific

Obituary: A courageous and patient man

Michael Aris: Understood the Burmese people came first

Michael Aris, the husband of the Burmese opposition leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, has died of prostate cancer on his 53rd birthday.The British academic succumbed after a long illness without realising his wish to see his wife one last time.Described as a “courageous and patient man”, Dr Aris has campaigned tirelessly for Burmese democracy and received hundreds of awards on his wife’s behalf.

[ image: Ms Suu Kyi and Michael Aris]
Ms Suu Kyi and Michael Aris

They included the Nobel Peace Prize she was given in 1991 for her efforts to bring peace and democracy to Burma.A senior research fellow in Tibetan and Himalayan studies at St Antony’s College, Oxford University, he wrote numerous books and articles on Buddhism in Bhutan and Tibet.

The establishment of Oxford’s specialist Tibetan and Himalayan studies centre was his life-long dream.

Visa denied

Dr Aris was born in Cuba, where his father was a career officer with the British Council. His mother was the daughter of a French-Canadian ambassador.

He married Ms Suu Kyi on New Year’s Day 1972 in a simply Buddhist ceremony in England, but it was always on the understanding that they would have to be apart if the Burmese people needed her.

They have two sons, Kim and Alexander.

In the final months of his life, Dr Aris repeatedly attempted to gain a visa to visit his wife in Burma, but his wish was frustrated by the military government’s stalling.

Ms Suu Kyi declined to leave the country after her return there to nurse her mother in 1988, for fear that she would not be readmitted.

Five brief visits

She was placed under house arrest by Burma’s military government in 1989 following anti-government demonstrations that propelled her to the head of the opposition movement.

Mr Aris had only seen his wife on five brief occasions in the last 10 years – the last being in Rangoon for Christmas in 1995 after her release from house arrest.

Appeals by several countries, prominent individuals and organisations were made to the Burmese authorities to allow Mr Aris a visa.

The United States, UN Secretary General Kofi Annan and the Pope were among them, but none were successful.

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WARNING OF MAJOR ATTACK ON THE BLOG RECEIVED

I’ve been told to expect a major attack imminently.

I’ve posted up all posts under development; they’re a dog’s breakfast at present but I don’t know how long I’ll be able to work on the blog without it disappearing.

Can readers save and share as much of the blog as possible; if it disappears, I can be e mailed on

baker.sally1@gmail.com

If people can let me know that they’ve managed to salvage anything after a major attack, I’ll find some way of resurrecting it all…

Thanks,

Sally

Thanks – But With Serious Reservations

Over the past few weeks I have been given a great deal of information that finally convinced me – I was very sceptical at first – that it is indeed true that I was personally targeted by members of Thatch’s Cabinet from quite a young age because of my grandfather’s denouncement of Edward du Cann’s business practices and the ‘immorality’ of a faction of the Liberal Party.

I have also known for a while that in the early 1980s, the Tory Party was infiltrated by people who very effectively disguised themselves as hard-right ruthless greedy unscrupulous Thatcherites with the aim of destroying that Party. I know who some of them are and I won’t be naming them because I don’t want them or their families to die the next time that they seek medical advice. I am greatly entertained by them and it is interesting that Thatch and her inner circle didn’t notice a thing…

I began receiving info sometime ago that this was done because it had been noted by some what was happening to me at UCNW and then further digging revealed that du Cann and pals had knowingly targeted my grandfather’s favourite grandchild and when he was dying sent a paedophile linked to Dafydd’s Gang after me as the ultimate revenge. I’ve also been told that me ending up in Scum Street Comprehensive full of vindictive teachers who hated me because my family were Tories and where Dafydd’s spotters were in operation wasn’t entirely a coincidence.

I do remember that because of the terrible experiences that one of my siblings had at a Bridgwater school, my grandfather firmly expressed the opinion ‘the others are not going there. No way.’ My grandpa wanted to send me to Millfield, I can remember being shown the bumph that Millfield sent, but then realised that he could never afford it. I presumed for years that grandpa simply never had the money that he imagined that he did, but the info is coming in that money was stolen from him by crooked bankers, accountants etc as soon as he had his stroke and wasn’t in a position to operate as he had previously.

So it seems that a Grand Plan was formulated to destroy the Tory Party because it dawned on people that Thatch’s contingent were so bad that a child had been targeted in the early 1970s because of her grandfather’s opposition to a serious criminal who was a leading light in the Tory Party.

Much as I appreciate the concern, can I make this point: why was the nuclear bomb only planned after the child of a high profile Tory activist was targeted? Gwynne, Dafydd, Edward du Cann et al had been ruining the lives of the plebs since before I was born, didn’t the others who preceded me matter enough?

Gwynne should have been stopped back in the 1950s and Dafydd should never have been allowed to get going in the first place…

The Tory Party bombs knew where the real problem lay; it was the Top Doctors. Brown and I could have done with a bit more help when we were in our early 20s and we began gaining the evidence that would have nailed Gwynne et al and brought down Thatch at the same time… The Top Docs should have been bombed BEFORE Thatch!

BTW, Mr Charles Moore’s book serialised in the Torygraph recently reveals that one of Denis’s close friends was businesswoman Mandy Foreman. She had previously been known as Mandy Rice-Davies and had been mates with Denis for years; Mandy knew the Thatchers well because Thatch was mates with a former politician, John Profumo….

Denis was Vice-Chairman of a company called Attwoods, partly owned by Michael Ashcroft of David Cameron and the allegation re the pig’s head at Oxford fame. Ashcroft also founded and bankrolled ‘Crimestoppers’, the crimefighters who flatly refused to act on direct evidence given to them re Dafydd and his drug dealers in the 1990s. The Chairman of Attwoods was Mandy’s husband Ken Foreman. Denis used to attend board meetings of the parent company in Florida and stay with Mandy and Ken over there. Mandy and Ken also had a flat in Lowndes Square, London and Denis often dropped in. Ken Foreman attended a Christmas party at Chequers; Denis asked Mandy not to attend because Profumo was going to be there, so Ken went alone…

Mr Charles Moore’s book mentions that ‘the press’ never got hold of Mandy’s pre-Mrs Foreman identity. Well that’s weird Mr Charles Moore, because I knew that post-Profumo Mandy had enjoyed a ‘successful career as a businesswoman’ and had married… It’s just that no-one told me that Mandy and her husband were in business with Denis and Michael Ashcroft and they were always nipping over to each others houses to borrow a cup of sugar…

Can Mr Charles Moore tell us what Mandy used the cottage for that she purchased in the Polden Hills, ‘Moon Cottage’ near Cossington, in Tom King’s constituency? Everyone knew that Mandy owned it but ‘didn’t ever live there’. A man who worked for my grandpa’s company bought Moon Cottage off Mandy. That man had a lot of unfortunate things happen to him and died when he was still in middle age, after a few breakdowns. Can Tom King tell us who Dan Lewis’s Top Doctor was and why Dan had such ‘bad luck’ compared to his brother Richard? King knew Richard and Dan, they were both in the Tory Party in Somerset. Knowing what I know now, I’d suggest that Dan was targeted by some unpleasant people…

I think that Dan died when I was still at Bridgwater College. I hadn’t seen him for years, but I remembered him helping me with sparklers at firework nights at my grandpa’s when I was still at Chedzoy School. Dan was much nicer than his brother Richard, or it seemed so to me…

Along with Dan’s other problems, I seem to remember that he lost a lot of money and the Tories of Bridgwater drooled over the decline of Danny Lewis, but well he was always hopeless wasn’t he.

Dan and Richard’s father, Old Dan Lewis, was known in Bridgwater for being a self-made man. He was a railway porter who made a lot of money and was the first person in Bridgwater to have a personalised number plate, LDL 1. It stood for Lewis Dan Lewis 1. It was only when I was older that I was told that Old Dan was an awful man, he was crooked and involved with ‘gambling and prostitutes’.

Richard was old Dan’s favourite son, although Danny was the eldest child.

Moon Cottage is not a million miles away from the village of Chilton Polden. The Principal of Bridgwater College, J.C. Miles, lived at Chilton Polden, as did the predatory teacher who taught me at Chilton Trinity School, Ray Stanlake, who was linked to Dafydd’s Gang.

Tom King I am sure can shed light on the mysteries surrounding Dan Lewis’s bad luck.

Kenneth Stowe –

Lord Robert Armstrong – has admitted that he knew about Morrison, peter Hayman, knew that Michael Havers was blocking prosecutions of VIP molesters

knew about everything, du cann etc

Linked with Duncan Tanner’s death – cardiologists at Ysbyty Gwynedd

Duncan was Queen Mary Univ of London alumnus – Hennessey

Duncan’s friend when he was doing his PhD – NAME?? France, son of the Civil Service Mandarin called France who covered up for Gwynne and Dafydd years ago – France was in the Admiralty before Health??

Duncan had the shit on them all in south Wales (and elsewhere), Windbag et al – Duncan knew Frances Jones the bent lawyer – don’t know how much Frances Jones will have told Duncan

Robert Owen – his daughter moved to Shapwick just before his first meeting with me re my complaint about Dafydd – in 1988 sometime. Shapwick/Levels crowd – Glitter – Ned Sherrin’s family – Frankie Howard moved down that way as well, he was mates with Cilla – the bent prison guvnor who held the investigation into the Risley Riots -the bent civil servant who worked with Savile etc

Tom King might know something about another matter that involved even more suffering than that caused by the ring run by Edward du Cann who targeted Dan Lewis, my grandfather, my father and Uncle John, me and others…

I’m thinking of the bomb in Enniskillen on 8 Nov 1987 Tom, when you were N Ireland Secretary and the Cunning Plan on the part of the Gang to have me imprisoned for a serious offence in July of that year had fallen apart when the lies of a junior doctor to the police became evident. Dafydd followed that up with a phone conversation when I got back to Chepstow Road in Leicester, a house that I was sharing with Brown and others, including a girl from Bridgwater whom I’d known from Chilton School. Dafydd offered me a place at Liverpool Medical School in return for dropping my complaint about him. I was so gobsmacked that I just ended the call. Brown was listening in and wrote to Gwynedd Health Authority. His letter was ignored as was a follow up letter from Brown…

Because Clwyd and Gwynedd Health Authorities were refusing to investigate my complaints and simply arrested me constantly, after Dafydd’s attempts at bribery I rang Clwyd Health Authority to try and get answers. I was told that no-one was available to answer my questions, certainly not Dafydd. I’d had a bellyful of the constant lies and excuses so I said ‘OK then, when you do finally locate Dafydd, tell him that I have a meeting arranged with a tabloid newspaper tomorrow and I’ll tell them everything that I know about Dafydd’. Dafydd rang me himself within 20 mins. He refused to answer my questions or agree to reply to my letters of complaint. The call ended.

I did not of course have a meeting with a journo planned, I just wanted to see if Dafydd could be contacted if it was necessary. Of course he could, but I had already known that. Dafydd was available 24 hours a day to the right people and Denbigh ALWAYS had a number for him for certain matters. Such as celebs being arrested or urgent calls from crooked professionals or politicians.

It was in the summer of 1987 that I placed my advert in ‘Private Eye’ for info about Dafydd. It seen by many and Dafydd knew who had placed the advert, he joked about it to me. I didn’t realise that the Eye crowd were part of Dafydd’s network.

The Remembrance Day bombing (also known as the Enniskillen bombing or Poppy Day massacre) took place on 8 November 1987 in Enniskillen, County Fermanagh. An IRA bomb exploded near the town’s war memorial during a Remembrance Sunday ceremony, which was being held to commemorate British military war dead. Ten civilians and a police officer were killed, many of them elderly, and 63 were injured. The IRA said it had made a mistake and that its target had been the British soldiers parading to the memorial.

The bombing was strongly condemned by all sides and undermined support for the IRA and Sinn Féin. It also facilitated the passing of the Extradition Act, which made it easier to extradite IRA suspects from the Republic of Ireland to the UK. Loyalist paramilitaries responded to the bombing with revenge attacks on Catholic civilians. The bombing is often seen as a turning point in the Troubles, an incident that shook the IRA “to its core” and spurred on new efforts by Irish nationalists towards a political solution to the conflict.

The IRA said that the bombing was an attempt to kill British soldiers. It has also been suggested that it was partly a retaliation for the alleged harassment of Republican memorial services by the security forces. A week before the bombing, the RUC clashed with mourners at the funeral of IRA volunteers Eddie McSheffrey and Paddy Deery. When an IRA gunman fired a three-volley salute over the coffins, police baton charged and fired plastic bullets into the crowd. One of the coffins was knocked to the ground and a number of civilians and officers were injured.

The bombing was thought by the British and Irish security forces to have involved at least two IRA units, from both sides of the border. Although IRA units were given “a degree of operational autonomy” at the time, they believed that such a bombing must have been sanctioned by IRA Northern Command. However, a high-ranking IRA member said that it was suggested by IRA men at the local level and sanctioned by a “middle level” officer.

Denzil McDaniel, author of Enniskillen: The Remembrance Sunday Bombing, later interviewed security and IRA contacts, putting together an account of the bombers’ movements. He wrote that the 40-pound (18 kg) bomb was made in Ballinamore, County Leitrim and brought to Enniskillen by up to 30 IRA volunteers, moving in relay teams to avoid security patrols. It is thought to have taken over 24 hours to transport the bomb. On the night of 7 November, the bomb – hidden in a sports bag – was left at the gable wall inside the town’s Reading Rooms, and set to explode at 10:43 am the next day, minutes before the ceremony was to start. The security forces searched the route of the planned military parade for explosives, but did not search the Reading Rooms as it was thought to be a “secure area”.

The bomb exploded as a parade of UDR soldiers was making its way to the memorial and as people waited for the ceremony to begin. It blew out the wall of the Reading Rooms – where many of the victims were standing -burying them under rubble and hurling masonry towards the gathered crowd.

The dead were Wesley and Bertha Armstrong (aged 62 and 55), Kit and Jessie Johnston (aged 71 and 62), William and Agnes Mullan (aged 74 and 73), John Megaw (67), Alberta Quinton (72), Marie Wilson (20), Samuel Gault (49) and Edward Armstrong (52). Edward Armstrong was a serving RUC officer and Gault had recently left the force. Gordon Wilson, whose daughter Marie died in the blast and who was himself injured, went on to become a peace campaigner and member of Seanad Éireann. The twelfth fatality, Ronnie Hill, died after spending 13 years in a coma. Sixty-three people were injured, including 13 children, some of them permanently. Ulster Unionist politicians Sammy Foster and Jim Dixon were among the crowd; the latter received extensive head injuries but recovered. All the victims were Protestant.

A few hours after the blast, the IRA called a radio station and said it had abandoned a 150-pound (68 kg) bomb in Tullyhommon, 20 miles away, after it failed to detonate. That morning, a Remembrance Sunday parade (which included many members of the Boys’ and Girls’ Brigades) had unwittingly gathered near the Tullyhommon bomb. Soldiers and RUC officers had also been there and the IRA said it attempted to trigger the bomb when soldiers were standing beside it. It was defused by security forces and was found to have a command wire leading to a firing point across the border.

The IRA apologised, saying it had made a mistake and that the target had been the UDR soldiers who were parading to the memorial.

Denzil McDaniel, author of Enniskillen: The Remembrance Sunday Bombing, commented: “I don’t believe the IRA set out to specifically kill civilians. I think they made mistakes, probably with their intelligence on the timetable for the service, but the IRA was reckless about civilian life”. RUC Detective Chief Superintendent Norman Baxter said: “Their intention was to inflict casualties. The only mistake in the operation was that the bomb went off before the parade arrived”. Many Irish nationalists and Republicans were horrified by the bombing and described it as a blow to the Republican cause. Sinn Féin’s weekly newspaper, An Phoblacht, criticised the bombing, calling it a “monumental error” that would strengthen the IRA’s opponents. The IRA disbanded the unit responsible.

The bombing led to an outcry among politicians in the Republic of Ireland and the UK. Thatch said: “It’s really desecrating the dead and a blot on mankind”. The Secretary of State for N Ireland, Tom King, denounced the “outrage” in the Commons as did the Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs, Brian Lenihan in Dáil Éireann (the lower house of the Oireachtas, the Republic’s legislature), while in Seanad Éireann Senator Maurice Manning spoke of people’s “total revulsion”. Many public figures used terms such as “barbarism” and “savagery” to describe the bombing.

The bombing was seen by many N Irish Protestants as an attack on them, and loyalist paramilitaries retaliated with attacks on Catholic civilians. The day after, five Catholic teenagers were wounded in a shooting in Belfast and a Protestant teenager was killed by the UDA after being mistaken for a Catholic. In the week after the bombing, there were 14 gun and bomb attacks on Catholics in Belfast.

Irish band U2 were holding a concert in Denver, Colorado the same day. During a performance of their song “Sunday Bloody Sunday”, singer Bono passionately condemned the bombing, stating “fuck the revolution” in his mid-song speech, as well as criticising the armchair republicanism of many Irish-Americans and stating that the majority of people in his country did not want “the revolution”. The footage is included in U2’s rockumentary ‘Rattle and Hum’. Simple Minds scored a number 1 single in the UK with ‘Belfast Child’, inspired by the bomb. So rock stars benefited from that bomb nearly as much as St Bob and Midge Ure benefited from the Ethiopian famine or Tracy Chapman benefited from Nelson Mandela’s imprisonment. Of course, rockers can only benefit from Tragedies if they or those around them have dirt on politicians, the best dirt in those days being anything to do with Thatch’s links to or knowledge of Dafydd et al. So Paula Yates having lived in north Wales as a child and gone to school in Rowen, the village in which the Gang’s good mate Lord Wyn Roberts lived was always useful, as were the Gang’s friends who knew Nelson Mandela and anyone who had the gen on Kincora, Mountbatten or the Duke of Westminster, one of the family estates being in Fermanagh. Robert Grosvenor – MPs – details

At the time of the bomb, the British and Irish Govt’s were negotiating an Extradition Act that would make it easier to extradite IRA suspects from the Republic to the UK. The Act was to come before the Irish parliament less than a month after the bombing. The Irish Gov’t wanted the British to reform the justice system in N Ireland (such as by abolishing “Diplock courts“) before it would pass the Act. Many in the Republic insisted that the Act should only be passed after the reforms took place. However, after the bombing, opposition to the Act dwindled and it was passed by the Irish Parliament, albeit with some changes.

The bombing is often seen as a turning point in the Troubles. It undermined support for the IRA’s campaign, both locally and internationally. Crucially, the Gaddafi regime in Libya withdrew its support and with it the supply of weapons and ammunition to the IRA. The bombing also harmed Sinn Féin’s electoral support. In 1989, in the first local elections held after the bombing, Sinn Féin lost four of its eight seats on Fermanagh District Council and was overtaken by the SDLP as the biggest Irish nationalist party there. It was not until 2001, 14 years after the bombing, that Sinn Féin support returned to its 1985 level. The bombing drove new efforts by Irish nationalists towards a political solution to the conflict. It led to the resumption of talks between Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams and SDLP leader John Hume, paving the way for formal talks between the two parties and the beginnings of the N Ireland peace process. In 1997, Gerry Adams apologised for the bombing on behalf of the Republican movement.

Enniskillen’s Remembrance Day service was re-staged two weeks after the bombing and attended by about 5,000 people, including Thatch. The site of the bomb, which was owned by the  Catholic Church, was rebuilt as The Clinton Centre, a youth hostel, in 2002. The hostel was opened by and named after former US President Bill Clinton.

Under the Thirty Year Rule (my medical notes were obviously subject to the same legislation) a letter sent after the bombing was released by the Irish Government. The author was anonymous but claimed to be working for MI5, and the letter was sent to then Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Brian Lenihan. It claimed that MI5 had advance knowledge of the Remembrance Day bombing but allowed it to go ahead, so that the public could turn against the Provisional IRA and new security measures could be justified.

duke of west

Sheila n tony – – mrs fels etc

 

aids – acheson

REMEMBER – Kings Cross fire

Pat Finucane?

Be Ye Ever So Mighty…

Be ye ever so mighty, the law is above ye…

There were exceptions to this rule as Lord Denning knew, Lord Denning being one of them.

The accomplices of Top Doc Alastair Hunter who assisted in the development of St George’s Hospital Medical School as a haven for the criminality of Lord Lucan, the Westminster Paedophile Ring etc have been discussed in previous posts such as ‘Meet The Gwerin!’, but there were two key players at St George’s, who both knew Gwynne the Royal Lobotomist as well, whose biographies I have not yet detailed: James Dow and Ken Robson.

First, here’s a reminder (thanks to the Munk’s Roll, the Royal College of Physicians ‘Lives of the Fellows’ online) of the career of Alastair Hunter, the Daddy of St George’s:

Mark Ian Alastair Hunter

b.18 June 1909 d.5 December 1983
MRCS LRCP(1933) MRCP(1935) MB BChir Cantab(1937) MD(1945) FRCP(1947)

Alastair Hunter came from a medical family. His father was a general practitioner in Sussex, and he was educated at Winchester and Trinity College, Cambridge, before going on to St George’s Hospital, from where he qualified in 1933.

He soon gained stature as a physician, rising through the medical ranks at St George’s and starting to develop his specialty of cardiology. He was a disciple of John Parkinson at the London Hospital,

The London Hospital in the East End that proved such fertile territory for Gwynne and Dafydd’s partners in crime during the 1960s when the Gang struck gold with Lord Bob Boothby enjoying Ugandan discussions with Harold Macmillan’s wife Dorothy as well as with Ronnie Kray and a great many sex workers of both genders, as supplied by the Gang, in partnership with the London Hospital. The Gang’s good friend Lord Elwyn-Jones serving as an East End MP as well as Harold Wilson’s Attorney General and then Sunny Jim’s Lord Chancellor certainly made the party go with a bang.

No wonder the stage-managed attack on Dafydd’s mate Brave Wendy Savage by those colleagues of hers assisting Brave Wendy with the trafficking and criminality was deemed necessary in 1985 as discussed in previous posts eg. ‘This Is A Nightmare For All Of Us’. There was a great deal at stake, what with me mouthing off, Mary Wynch winning her Appeal to the Master of the Rolls and receiving media attention and then the police launching their investigation into Ollie Brooke at St George’s.

where he was Paterson research scholar in the cardiac department. He served as an EMS physician at the London Hospital 1939 —1945 and then went to the Far East as a medical specialist in the RAMC.

He returned to St George’s in 1947 to set up the cardiac department, where Aubrey Leatham later joined him. He continued to do medicine and cardiology during the whole of his long career at St George’s, but also became increasingly involved in the vast transition which that hospital and its associated medical school were about to experience and was, in fact, one of the formative figures responsible for those changes. He, Ken Robson, James Dow and others had the vision, in the early 1950s, to see that the teaching hospital would be better placed in the centre of an ordinary population rather than as it was, at Hyde Park Corner, and they set in train the events which led to the development of school and hospital at Tooting.

The move only really got underway when Harold Wilson became PM and there was much resistance from the elitist old gits of St George’s; I wonder if Munk’s Roll has rewritten history? When I arrived at St George’s to work with Bodger Chamberlain et al in 1989 they were still in Deep Shock there at finding themselves in downtown Tooting and were forever remembering the Good Old Days of the Glorious Hyde Park Corner building in Knightsbridge and the Better Class Of Person that were their neighbours,as opposed to the ‘really scummy family from Garrett Lane’ that I heard about from a member of St George’s staff in 1989.

For fifteen years from 1956, Hunter was dean of the medical school.

It was in the late 1960s that the Grand Plan re making St George’s one of the HQs of the international trafficking ring which Gwynne, Dafydd and John Allen were about to launch was put into action, even involving a collaboration between Springfield Hospital in Tooting (on the turf of Wandsworth Borough Council) – at the time some distance from St George’s which was located in Knightsbridge until the early 1980s – and St George’s. The legwork for the collaboration was undertaken by Sir Paul Brett Storey – who was building on the work of Sir Desmond Curran who had in the early 1960s ‘treated’ Norman Scott at the request of Mr Thrope after Mr Thrope had driven Norman to a breakdown – as discussed in ‘Meet The Gwerin!’.

In this job his remarkable gifts came to the fore. He knew all the students, their strengths and weaknesses and knew too how to recognize and bring out their latent attributes. His judgement of people was phenomenally precise, and appointments committees usually had the good sense to follow his lead. An accurate judge, but also totally free from malice, and with another gift, for friendship, so that generations of St George’s graduates look back on his role there with gratitude. On the larger scale, he steered the school through some of the biggest changes in its history and set it on the course towards the large independent medical school which it has now become.

I think that St George’s is still in Gov’t imposed special measures re NHS ‘failure’ as I write this…

He became an important influence beyond St George’s, especially in the University of London. He was a member of the senate and the academic council, and he became chairman of the conference of metropolitan deans. At the College [Royal College of Physicians] he served as assistant registrar (1950-1957), censor (1971-1973) and vice-president and senior censor (1974-1975).

Dame June Lloyd, Ollie Brooke, Bodger and others who were leading lights in the trafficking ring run by St George’s were appointed to senior posts there in the early and mid-1970s. See previous posts eg. ‘Too Many Pills’. Similarly highly inappropriate and disastrous appointments were being made right across the London medical schools…

Also think Lord Brian Flowers, as discussed in previous posts. Flowers seems to have succeeded Hunter in terms of a Mr Big London University Academic concealing and expanding the sewer.

Hunter was a cultivated man of wide learning. One of his special talents was for modern painting, of which he made a notable collection. The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, benefited from his guidance and his generosity.

Tuppence’s fragrant wife was a Director of the Fitzwilliam Museum Trust in Cambridge, 1984-91.

The College, [Royal College of Physicians] too, was much helped by his artistic knowledge and judgement when it moved to Regent’s Park.

Alastair Hunter had many other gifts: an all round sportsman for whom cricket, squash and cross-country running were perhaps his favourites, but soccer and golf too were not neglected. It happened that the first bit of the new St George’s medical school actually built was the squash courts, a cause of much amusement among visitors.

That was a reflection of their priorities; recreation facilities for Top Docs came before facilities for patients. At the time, the sport of choice for many younger Top Docs was squash, they all played squash, men and women, and banged on about it at length. It was the older Top Docs of a certain character for whom Rugger was a religion, the sport for young professionals in medical schools was very much squash. At the time, squash would not have been a past-time enjoyed by many residents of Tooting, although no ambitious young HR lawyer/politician from Tooting would have dared draw attention to those squash courts being prioritised.

He was running and playing cricket into his seventies and continued, too, an active working life after retirement, helping to plan the Cambridge clinical school and advising the Association of Commonwealth Universities. He had a cardiac operation and had, after a bad patch, returned nearly to his normal health when he died suddenly.

Whoops… On 5 Dec 1983, by which time D.G.E. Wood had started to pile the pressure on to Brown as well as me re me seeing Gwynne…

Alastair was unmarried.

A Bachelor who was not blessed with children.

His sister Diana survived him.

This tribute to Alastair Hunter Of Serious Organised Crime Among the Really Posh See the source imagewas written by HP Lambert.

 

Munk’s Roll supplies biographical details for Alastair Hunter’s mate James Dow, who pegged out just a few weeks before Hunter:

James Findlay Dow

b.1911 d.24 September 1983
BA Cantab(1932) MB BChir(1936) MRCP(1938) FRCP(1948)

James Dow’s connection with St George’s Hospital spanned almost forty years and there is no doubt that he exerted a major influence over the Hospital and the School, becoming for many people a very special friend.

He was born in Glasgow, educated at Strathallan School and St John’s College, Cambridge,

Ronnie Waterhouse’s alma mater

receiving his medical training at the Middlesex Hospital,

Think Gwynne, Lord Snowdon’s mates Sir William and Roger Gilliatt, Sir George Godber – who helped Nye Bring The NHS Into Being – and so many more, with more than a few of them being ‘close to’ the Royals.

and graduated in 1936. After house appointments at the Middlesex and Brompton, he was appointed resident assistant physician at St George’s in 1939; an appointment which was to mark the beginning of a lifelong association. During the war years, in the absence of many physicians who had Service commitments, or EMS obligations at sector hospitals outside London, James Dow found himself virtually running medicine at St George’s, with a heavy load of ward, outpatient, and teaching duties. It gave him the opportunity to exercise his outstanding administrative skills and under his direction St George’s continued to function smoothly through the ‘blitz’. He also had occasion, later in the war, to organize the medical support for the surgical teams sent to Cosham, near Portsmouth, to receive casualties from the D-day beach head invasion. Mercifully, casualties were few and James found time to do some teaching, at which he excelled, and to enjoy a little relaxation in the sun on the nearby beaches. At that time bombs were falling on his battle scarred colleagues at Hyde Park Corner, which led to the famous telegram: ‘From the trenches of Hyde Park we salute the heroes of Cosham! ’ — much to James’s amusement.

So like his fellow Middlesex graduate Godber, James Dow managed to convey to the outside world that he was doing his heroic bit for the needy but his colleagues knew otherwise.

In 1946 James was appointed honorary assistant physician at St George’s and, after two years of National Service in the Army, settled down to pursue his medical career. He was soon in great demand for he had an extraordinary clinical acumen, a deep knowledge of medicine in general and gastroenterology in particular. He was a superb teacher and remained a wise and valued friend to his junior staff in their later careers, being one of the most sought after medical opinions in London.

He was compassionate and caring with his patients, who in turn recognized that they were in safe and sympathetic hands.

Having kept St George’s afloat during the war years, his talents were now employed in the development of the new St George’s Hospital. Together with a few of his colleagues he had the vision to see that the future of the hospital lay elsewhere than Hyde Park Corner: a teaching hospital ought to function as a general hospital serving a large and varied population. In 1950, James Dow moved his firm to the Grove Fever Hospital, Tooting, and rapidly established a first class medical and gastroenterological unit there. Reluctantly, and with some self-sacrifice, he returned to Hyde Park Corner when some medical units had to be sent back there to facilitate the building of the new medical school at Tooting. It was a sad and frustrating time for him for by then the hospital at Hyde Park Corner was in its death throes. However, as chairman of the medical advisory committee James Dow guided the hospital safely through its many difficulties, and his wisdom, foresight and fairness proved inestimable in making this committee an effective administrative tool. He also served St George’s as a member of the board of governors and as one of the special trustees.

James Dow loved internal politics; he was a great schemer and his schemes were nearly always winners. He was a brilliant committee man and a great hairman, with an invaluable gift of timing. A brief intervention from him nearly always cleared the air and led to a decision. He was indeed so much a part of St George’s that it was particularly sad when his deteriorating health made it impossible for him to attend the 250th anniversary celebrations of the Hospital, held at Westminster Abbey.

St George’s was James’s first love, but he also served Wimbledon Hospital, was chairman of the medical committee of King Edward VII Hospital for Officers (Sister Agnes), and an examiner in medicine at Cambridge and the College. He was adviser to the London Life Assurance, and a member of the Association of Physicians of Great Britain and Ireland.

In his younger days James was a great sportsman, being captain of the Middlesex Hospital Medical School rugby team and a good all rounder at golf, cricket and squash. In later years he was especially fond of fly fishing. He loved good food and wine, and the company of his friends and family, for he was a devoted family man. His first marriage ended tragically with the early death of his wife Moira, who left him with an infant daughter. His second wife, Jean, a consultant radiologist, survived him, as did their four children, one of whom is a medical graduate.

This tribute to James Dow was written by those who have written so many tributes to Bastards Of This Parish, J Bamforth, Sir Gordon Wolstenholme and Valérie Luniewska.

Hunter and Dow’s big pal Kenneth Robson, who died in Dec 1978, the month following Mr Thrope being charged with conspiracy and incitement to murder, wasn’t forgotten by Munk’s Roll:

Kenneth (Sir) Robson

b.5 March 1909 d.7 December 1978
Kt(1968) CBE(1959) MRCS LRCP(1933) MB Bchir Cantab(1934) MA(1934) MRCP(1935) MD(1944) FRCP(1943) FRCPE(1975)†

Kenneth Robson was the 39th registrar [of the Royal College of Physicians] since 1579, and succeeded Sir Harold Boldero in 1961 at a critical time for the College, for the new building was about to begin. His greatest service was to ensure with exemplary tact that the outburst of new ideas and activities which followed the move to Regent’s Park did not obscure the historic mission and traditions of the College, the preservation of which he felt to be the particular responsibility of his office.

Ken, or KR as he was widely known, came from a Scottish Presbyterian family, his grandfather and great grandfather having been ministers of that church, as is one brother.

Lord James Mackay of Clashfern is a strict Scottish Presbytarian and an elder of the Church. James Mackay, Thatch’s and then Major’s Lord Chancellor, 28 October 1987-2 May 199, pushed the boat out to such a degree to assist Dafydd et al that he even made Patricia Scotland the first (and a very young) Black Lady QC. Thus Patsy was an Experienced QC ready to represent the Welsh Office at the Waterhouse Inquiry. Patsy had only been hurling around allegations of people Lying To Get Compensation for a few weeks when Miranda gave her a peerage.

He was born in London, the youngest of eight children of John Ajmer Robson, a stockjobber, and Katherine, the daughter of Samuel Osborn, a steelmaster. His nephew Angus Osborn Robson was elected FRCP in 1973. Ken’s qualities of kindness, patience, diligence and inflexible integrity may well have owed much to his upbringing in this closely knit religious family.

He was educated at Bradfield and Christ’s College, Cambridge, before entering the Middlesex Hospital, where he had a distinguished undergraduate career and became the second Broderip scholar. After qualifying he held appointments at the Middlesex Hospital and at the Brompton Hospital, where he soon developed his lasting interest in thoracic medicine. He was appointed to the staff of both St George’s and the Brompton Hospitals and continued to serve them until his retirement in 1975. He was also on the staff of King Edward VII Hospital for Officers in Beaumont Street (Sister Agnes’s) and King Edward VII Hospital, Midhurst, and was chief medical referee for the Confederation Life Insurance Company.

He was awarded the CBE in 1959 and received a knighthood in 1968. He became a fellow of the Edinburgh College of Physicians in 1975 and was also an honorary fellow of the Royal Australian College of Physicians, the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, the American College of Physicians and the South African College of Physicians.

In 1938 he joined the medical branch of the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, and spent his wartime service mainly as medical specialist at RAF Hospital Cosford, near Wolverhampton, and No 9 RAF Hospital, India, before becoming RAF consultant physician in India and the Far East, until he was demobilized in 1946 with the rank of air commodore. In 1949 he succeeded Sir John Conybeare as civilian consultant to the Royal Air Force, and in 1977 was appointed honorary air commodore to the RAF Central Medical Establishment, an honour only once bestowed before. ‘He was’, wrote two Air Force colleagues, ‘a good friend of generations of RAF physicians and he made it his business to know them all personally …’.

Wilfred and Dannie’s Abse, brothers of Leo and, like Leo, good friends of George Thomas, Gwynne and Dafydd, worked as RAF thoracic physicians when they were Nice Young Doctors.

Of the many societies and clubs to which he belonged he was happiest in the Thoracic Society, of which he was secretary from 1947 to 1960, president in 1965 and thereafter an honorary member; and in the Wilks Club, of which he was the indefatigable secretary and epicurean caterer till the time of his death.

Sir Kenneth’s long association with the College began when he took the MRCP in 1935. He was elected to the fellowship in 1943 and in 1944 gave the Goulstonian lectures. He was an examiner from 1949 to 1957 and a censor in 1959-1960. When Sir Harold Boldero died suddenly in 1961 there was an hiatus in the College. Who could be found to succeed this man who had become almost a college institution? Discussion soon centred on one name and, as it turned out, Ken Robson was a happy choice. He served as adjutant and confidential adviser to five presidents. At different times each paid tribute to the help that they had received from this quiet, conservative and old-fashioned (in the best English sense), but very efficient and effective man, and to his wisdom and firmness when firmness was required.

Robson was Registrar advising the Presidents of the Royal College of Physicians in the heyday of President Lord Max Rosenheim and his mates. Lord Max was a Bachelor who was not blessed with children and made or destroyed students and junior docs’ careers. The careers of those who took of as a result of Lord Max’s support became leading facilitators of the Westminster Paedophile Ring. Lord Max was cluttering up the corridors of UCL when Bodger was training there and Lord Max’s junior docs included Dame Josephile Barnes who was married to Sir Brian Warren, Ted Heath’s personal physician and Top Doc. Josephile condescended to treat NHS patients in her capacity as consultant in obs and gynae at Charing Cross, but Sir Brian had no truck with them. Sir Brian didn’t support the NHS, refused to work in it and even as a young doc, practiced privately in Belgravia.

Lord Max was friends with Harriet Harman’s dad.

He made no secret, for instance, of his strong disapproval of any kind of industrial action by doctors. He could be tough, particularly in matters affecting the interests of the College.

We Doctors should never strike, gosh no; we just manipulate the plebs to achieve our ends.

There is a well-authenticated story of a fellow who arrived for a council of obligation announcing that he must leave by 4.0 pm. He was told that he must see the registrar. The registrar’s reply was terse: ‘Show Dr So-and-so to the telephone so that he can cancel his next engagement’.

The two important and long-term changes in the College in his time, namely the controlled expansion of the fellowship to make the College less an elitist body and more representative of consultants as a whole, and the establishment of the common membership UK, which brought the Scottish and London colleges closer than they had ever been before, did not originate with Ken. But once convinced of the need for such changes, he supported them loyally and applied his undoubted administrative talents to ensuring their successful implementation. Nor did he neglect overseas relationships, for he travelled widely on behalf of the College, and his four honorary fellowships from overseas colleges show how much his interest in them was appreciated.

In his own College his extraordinary memory for detail, including the deeds and misdeeds of individual fellows, was proverbial, as was his meticulous keeping of College records, and his detailed preparation for all meetings, particularly those concerned with elections to the fellowship. Outside his own College the respect with which he came to be regarded was shown by his election from 1972 to 1974 as chairman of the joint consultants committee.

The Joint Consultants Committee was the body that appointed the Independent Top Docs if an NHS complaint ever got as far as being investigated via the Independent Professional Review system as mine was about Dafydd, when the Top Docs could no longer ignore me, or indeed Dafydd as his criminality in my direction escalated. That was how my complaint managed to be investigated in July 1989 by two mates of Dafydd’s, Robert Bluglass and Colin Berry. See ‘Enter Professor Robert Bluglass CBE’. They had both been part of Gwynne and Dafydd’s trafficking ring for years. The Joint Consultants Committee was a most useful body because patients weren’t told that it was a combination of the BMA and the Royal Colleges. Thus Prof Robert Owen, the Welsh Office Ombudsman who organised the Review into my complaint, who was also a friend of Dafydd and a member of the Gang, could pretend that he Knew Nuzzing. See previous posts.

He retired from the staff of his hospitals and the registrarship in 1975, but continued private practice from his house in Sydney Street, Chelsea, till he died.

Nye Did It For The Poor!

Ken had countless friends and few enemies, for it would have been difficult for even the most rabid radical to become seriously angry with someone of such patent integrity, profound knowledge of the facts of any case he argued, and quiet modest manner. Further, his slow but genial smile was irresistible. His capacity for friendship was shown by the great popularity of his ‘firm’ at St George’s Hospital, the very large number of his house physicians and registrars who came from far and wide to a farewell dinner on his retirement, and by the esteem in which he was held in all the clubs, societies and institutions with which he was connected. A member of the portering staff of the College recalls that, on passing through the front hall on his way out, he always raised his hat (or strictly slid his hat down onto his chest) and bade them each goodnight by name. He was a generous and skilled host and a good raconteur. His great interest outside medicine was association football and in particular the fortunes of Wolverhampton Wanderers (The Wolves’), with whom his association started during his RAF service and continued till he died.

He remained unmarried.

And presumably not blessed with children, being a Bachelor.

He died unexpectedly of cardiac infarction in Sister Agnes’s Hospital, while awaiting an operation for a different complaint.

That was unfortunate.

As was said at the time, ‘the end was characteristic of the man and was, like everything else he put his hand to, precisely and tidily accomplished’. A large congregation attended a memorial service in the Chapel of St Clement Dane (the RAF church) on 13 February 1979, when the address was given by Sir Cyril Clarke FRS.

Tony Francis was from an RAF family and he had a cousin who was a pilot in the RAF, I think at RAF Valley.

The Gang had fully paid up members in RAF Valley, including the unhinged and violent Dr Andy Jones, my former neighbour in Rachub, who was given a five year contract by the Hergest Unit, although he had serious mental health problems and one partner had already left with their child because of Andy’s extreme violence. Andy was given a job as a junior doc on Dr Sadie Francis’s team and on one occasion after I was sectioned at the Hergest Unit, I was told that Andy was my doc. I told them not to be ridiculous, he was my neighbour, I knew him. No, Andy was my doc. Andy documented on my medical records that I had set fire to the Hergest Unit no less and was appointed my doc after I complained of being violently assaulted and injured by four staff. My eventual 2002 complaint to the GMC about Andy was ignored after Keith Thomson, the CEO of the NW Wales NHS Trust, wrote to the GMC stating that I had made ‘outrageous’ allegations about his staff.

Andy’s wife was later taken to a place of safety after he attacked her (again) and his children were taken into care. Still Andy remained working as a doc. He was only stopped from practicing by the GMC when I confronted a senior doc in Gwynedd, told him that I knew what had happened to Andy’s wife and kids and that doc then contacted the GMC…

See ‘The General Medical Council and Yet Another Forged Document’.

Andy told me – before he became my doc – that he was given his place at Guy’s to study medicine ‘because they liked me, me being in the RAF’. I was told after I began the blog that Andy was given that place in return for keeping quiet about what he knew was happening to me at the hands of the Gang when he was still in the RAF and lived next door to me. I understand that Dafydd assisted with the place at Guy’s to read medicine.

Prof Robert Owen was a Guy’s graduate and remained associated with Guy’s throughout his life. Then there’s Uncle Harry who was Of The Gang’s network and his Big Mates. Sister Hutt’s dad was the Prof of Pathology at Guy’s and Sister Hutt was Welsh Gov’t Health Minister when Andy was appointed my doc after the assault, when Keith Thomson wrote the ridiculous letter to the GMC, when Andy recorded that I had set fire to the Hergest Unit and while his wife was battered to bits and his kids were seriously neglected.

Sister Hutt founded Welsh Wimmin’s Aid. One of the Wimmin’s Aid workers based in Bangor lived opposite Andy and I… Andy’s foibles were widely known to neighbours; he injured his dog so badly that the vet threatened to call the police if it happened again and then he kicked a neighbour’s cat across the garden because he ‘didn’t like cats’. Andy was known in Rachub as Mad Andy, even after he was working as a doc in Hergest…

Andy came from a family on Anglesey and they still lived there when Andy was beating up his family and pets in Rachub. Ieuan Wyn Jones was elected as the Plaid MP for Ynys Mon in June 1987; Ieuan was friends with my solicitor Alwyn Jones who knew what Dafydd et al were up to. Alwyn also grew up and lived on Anglesey. Ieuan was born in Denbigh, where his dad was a Minister of Religion. Ieuan’s wife came from Prion, just outside Denbigh and was an Angel/midwife, first in Liverpool, then in north Wales. Ieuan’s wife was involved with Welsh Wimin’s Aid and helped establish the Rhyl branch. Dafydd has run Rhyl for years…

As Ieuan’s wife died in 2014 – bechod, the doctors were Ah wonderful and did their best – and can no longer explain conundrums, Ieuan and Sister Hutt might like to solve a mystery. In 1995, Susan Brooke, a profoundly vulnerable woman from Rhyl, under pressure from her abusive husband made a half-hearted effort to kidnap a baby from Ysbyty Glan Clwyd. She was caught and sent to the Bryn Golau Peep Show in Denbigh to be Assessed by Dafydd et al. They declared Susan to be Evil Not Ill and she was jailed at Chester Crown Court by a dreadful old judge who made much of Susan’s Wickedness, relied entirely on what the sex offenders in the Bryn Golau Peep Show had said about Susan and completely ignored the many ways in which Susan was being abused and oppressed.

The judge was Thomas Scott Baker, a member of Middle Temple. Among other things, Scott Baker was a member of the Warnock Committee, the Committee Chaired by Mary Warnock when it was realised that Scientists and Doctors could just be left to their own devices re fertility treatment lest they Grew Rats With Human Brains And Things Like That. Mary Warnock was appointed Chair because she was a grandiose pompous old bag who had a track record of concealing wrongdoing and taking orders from people even more grandiose and pompous than her. The member of the Warnock Committee who told the others what to do was Dame Josephile Barnes. Other Fine and Balanced People who sat on the Warnock Committee included Dafydd Wigley and Noreen Edwards, the Chair of Gwynedd Health Authority, Gwynne and Dafydd’s mate. See previous posts. The Doctors didn’t waste their energies Growing Rats With Human Brains – that takes many years of hard work without anyone giving one large amounts of dosh – but they were allowed to do what they wanted so it was business as usual ie. lying to patients, lying about the effectiveness of treatments and relieving people of large amounts of money.

Within a year of jailing Susan Brooke, Scott Baker had left the Chester and Wales Circuit for Oxford. Scott Baker subsequently became Lord Thomas Scott Baker. Scott Baker became widely known when he conducted the inquest on Dodi and Di. It was the first inquest that he had ever conducted, so he was having a bit of a practice. Media comment at the time maintained that Thomas Scott Baker had been chosen for the task because Dodi’s dad had hired Michael Mansfield to represent the family and Scott Baker was thought to be the only judge who could stand up to Mansfield.

The only reason why Scott Baker could stand up to Mansfield is that Scott Baker knew that both Mansfield and Mansfield’s colleague St Helena knew what had happened to me, had known for years, that Mansfield had ignored my request for help/advice when I wrote to him in 1993 and that Mansfield and St Helena were winning cases as a result of agreeing not to ever help me. Including the Sara Thornton case in 1996, a Landmark Case re Abused Wimmin. St Helena was mates with Prof Nigel Eastman at Springfield/St George’s, who had, in 1991, refused to treat me and told me to go back to north Wales because Dafydd was my Top Doc, AFTER Eastman received a letter telling him that Dafydd was sexually abusing patients and it was thought that Tony Francis was too.

See ‘So Who’s Path Had Susan Brooke Crossed?’, ‘More On The Susan Brooke Case’, ‘Update On Cases Of Susan Brooke and Sara Thornton’ and ‘More Hollywood Gossip’.

I’ll wait to hear from you then Sister Hutt and Ieuan. And of course C. Although the latter is Foreign…

C might like to explain a few other matters to Dodi’s father as well while he’s about it.

 

As for Sir Cyril Clarke who turned up at the RAF Chapel of St Clement the Dane to give Ken Robson a good send off, he was the Top Doc and hobbyist lepidopterist based at Liverpool University who knew Dafydd et al, as well as Gavin Gatehouse, the UCNW zoologist who was my friend Anne’s PhD supervisor when Anne was killed during her PhD on noctuid moths. Clarke seemed to have had something to do with Gatehouse bagging the NERC funding for a PhD student and Anne being approached by Gavin and asked if she’d like this PhD studentship that Gavin had going begging…

It was as convenient for Anne as the job with Vincent Marks, brother of BMA Chairman John Marks and then the next job with Bodger Chamberlain at St George’s, was for me. Sir Cyril either forged much of his research on lepidoptery or many not have even bothered to do that; Liverpool University’s archive of Sir Cyril’s Incredible Zoology doesn’t contain any original data, so how anyone knows that Cyril ever did a bloody thing I do not know. What is known is that Cyril’s theories re lepidoptery Don’t Work. See ‘A Trail Of Blood’.

[Robson’s] portrait by Walter Woodington hangs in the College.Sir Kenneth Robson (1909–1978)

Mr Thrope and his wife Miriam, Mr Thrope who was charged with conspiracy and incitement to murder the month before Robson pegged out rather unexpectedly like:

Mr Thrope of course had sexual relationships with Lord Snowdon, Ma’am Darling and used the services provided by Dafydd and Gwynne. As discussed in previous posts, Mr Thrope’s first wife Caroline Allpass died in a car crash, the reason for which was never understood. Mr Thrope was distraught, even though the crash happened at quite a convenient time for Mr Thrope’s career and after erecting a phallic symbol in Devon as a monument to Caroline, Mr Thrope found love again with Miriam, the ex-wife of the Earl of Harewood, Brenda’s cousin.

Mr Thrope walked free from the Old Bailey in 1979 after being defended by Gwynne and Dafydd’s mate George Carman QC, Miranda’s pupil master and Cherie’s colleague in Chambers until 1988. Carman in his later years lived in Wimbledon, where he was a neighbour of Bodger. As a young barrister, Miranda shared a flat in Wandsworth with Charlie Falconer.

The Tribute to Ken Robson was written by RR Bomford…

As usual, the nightmare didn’t end with Ken Robson.

Here’s the Munk’s Roll tribute to Ken’s nephew Angus Osborn Robson, who died some six months after I began this blog:

Angus Osborn Robson

b.20 January 1928 d.24 May 2017
MB BS Lond(1951) MRCP(1957) MD(1966) FRCP(1973)

Angus Robson was a consultant general physician specialising in chest medicine to the Wycombe Health District from 1966 to 1992. He was inspired to enter medicine by his uncle and mentor, Sir Kenneth Robson, latterly registrar of the Royal College of Physicians, with whom he shared an interest in chest medicine and from whom he learnt the art of being a caring and compassionate physician.

Angus was born in London and raised in Westerham, Kent. His father, John, was a stockjobber, and his mother was Dorothy née Grist. He had one brother, John Edward, who was awarded the Military Cross in 1945 and went on to have a career in industry. His was a happy childhood, immersed in the countryside and surrounded by a close-knit family. He was educated at Haileybury School – as was Lord Thomas Scott Baker – and Middlesex Hospital Medical School, from where he qualified in 1951.

The spectre of Gwynne and the Gilliatts arises yet again.

After house physician posts, he spent three years doing National Service as a medical specialist in the Royal Air Force, based at RAF Cosford in Shropshire and then returned to the Middlesex Hospital as a medical registrar to Frank Scadding. He obtained a research post at Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn, New York, which was curtailed by his appointment as a resident medical officer at the Middlesex Hospital. This involved day to day responsibility for admissions to the hospital and oversight of the accident and emergency department, as well as being responsible for the medical care of nurses resident in the hospital. He loved this job, and would recount experiences both of clinical and professional work and personal anecdotes arising from his time in the post. He lived ‘above the shop’ and immersed himself in the life of the Middlesex Hospital. It was during this time that he personally cared for Sir Winston Churchill whilst an inpatient at the hospital. He was proud to have received a personal note of gratitude for the care he gave to Churchill.

The Middlesex was held in high regard by Angus and he retained many connections with the institution and had happy memories of his time there. His wife qualified as a nurse there. Both his sons were born in the hospital, one son qualified in medicine from the Middlesex and his daughter qualified as a physiotherapist.

From 1962 to 1966 Angus held the post of senior registrar at the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle upon Tyne, where he worked for Alan Ogilvie and John Vallance-Owen.

So Angus went from the Middlesex to join the ring in the North East facilitated by Gwynne’s mate Lord John Walton. Previous posts have discussed some of the Big Hitters in Newcastle/Durham at the time. They included Cardinal Basil Hume’s relatives; Hume came from a medical family in the North East. His father was Sir William Errington Hume, a senior figure in academic medicine; Cardinal Basil Hume’s brother was John Basil Hume, who practiced as a Top Doc in Sunderland before moving to London, where he worked at Bart’s – an institution dominated by Lord Snowdon’s family, Snowdon’s grandfather being a Top Doc who trained there and Lord Snowdon’s father Ronald Armstrong-Jones being a barrister who sat on the governing body of Bart’s – in the circle of Royal Doc Lord Horace Evans, who was from Merthyr Tydfil and networked with those we know and love.

It was John Hume who operated on Anthony Eden when Eden was Foreign Secretary in Macmillan’s Gov’t and made such a fundamental inexplicable error, damaging Eden’s health permanently, that one has to suspect that it was deliberate. A suspicion that is fuelled by the fact that Hume had operated on Eden before and Eden trusted him; when Eden needed further – les complicated -surgery, Horace Evans recommended three Top Docs to Eden, one of which was Hume, knowing that Eden would choose Hume. When Hume damaged Hume, Horace Evans tried to blame Churchill, claiming that Hume had felt intimidated by him and put him off his stride when operating..

What was known was that Eden and his (second) wife Clarissa had previously really pissed off Brenda by making it known that they favoured constitutional change, excluding the Royals from political decisions. Brenda et al grumbled about Eden and Clarissa’s rudeness as well. Brenda however did like Supermac.

The damage that Hume inflicted on Eden contributed to the ‘health problems’ that caused Eden to resign as PM on Top Docs’ advice in 1957, enabling Brenda’s mate Supermac to succeed Eden as PM. What Eden didn’t seem to realise was that Horace Evans was also knowingly buggering Eden up by prescribing him amphetamine; that was much more common at the time than it is now, but whereas Docs knew the dangers of addiction, most laypeople didn’t. Horace Evans does not seem to have told Eden that most of the ‘symptoms’ experienced by Eden that caused Eden and those around him to believe that he should resign as PM were caused by the amphetamine that Horace was prescribing; furthermore Horace was gradually upping the dose…

Gwynne and Dafydd were supplying services to the Royal Circle at the time as well as to Macmillan’s and Eden’s friends and family, but Eden’s problems seem to have stemmed from the Royal Family taking against him.

See previous posts for further details.

F used to entertain people with his anecdote of how his mum, a middle-class businessman’s wife – F’s dad was a Mason as well – in Woking was prescribed amphetamines in the late 1960s or 70s by an unidentified Top Doc. F only found out because his mum told him that The Doctor had prescribed tablets to help her lose weight – she wasn’t huge, it was the usual Surrey Ladies Life desire – and she told F that the tablets were great because they gave her loads of energy and power and since she had been on them, she could outperform the men at the golf club. F asked to see the packet and said ‘Mum, it’s what hippies call speed, they are addictive and not a good idea, STOP TAKING THEM’. So F’s mum dispensed with the tablets. Both F and his mum recounted this anecdote to various people in their circle. Some of whom relayed the info back to Dafydd and the Gang.

Not too helpful if one is running a paedophile gang and one is trying to smear a dope blowing hippy who has found out about the boys in care in Bangor being abused, so the obvious answer for the Gang was to fit F up for serious offences and tell everyone that he was an ‘addict’ as well as a Risk To Children.

Nice work Dr Heinersdorff, all those cosy chats you had with F in your Alternative GP Who Keeps Goats And Is Married To A Hippyish Builder Disguise about F’s family and friends to extract the info was put to good use… For God’s sake don’t tell anyone that F was actually aware that Top Docs KNOWN TO YOU Dr H were prescribing speed and not warning patients…

Dr H and her colleagues also told F not to give up smoking ooh with his illness… after I spent much time trying to persuade him that 50 roll ups a day was not a good idea. I heard a few years ago that F had given up smoking; he developed emphysema and was told by a sane GP that he needed to stop smoking or he WOULD DIE. I understand that he stopped, although he is on oxygen…

I think that it’s a bloody miracle that F is even still alive after the decades of Help that he received from the Gang.

Cardinal Basil Hume’s sister’s first husband was Sir John Charles, a Durham-based Top Doc who subsequently became Chief Medical Officer and was on the scene when Nye Brought The NHS Into Being. After Charles’s death, Cardinal Basil’s sister Madeleine remarried John Hunt aka Lord John Hunt of Tanworth, Cabinet Secretary to Harold Wilson and Grocer Heath. John Hunt came from Minehead in Devon. Mr Thrope’s constituency was just down the road and Mr Thrope’s initial court appearance was at Minehead Magistrates Court before the case was referred to the Old Bailey. John Hunt was a Catholic – the first Cabinet Secretary who was an RC – and went to Down School, near Bath.

Lord Snowdon’s mate Jeremy Fry lived near Bath; the Frys’ orgies were legendary among those in the know, including Mr Thrope and Lord S. When Lord S was elderly, it was revealed that Jeremy Fry’s daughter Polly was Lord S’s biological daughter. She had been conceived at a shagfest at the time of Lord S and Ma’am Darling’s engagement. Lord S wanted Jeremy Fry as his best man, but the Palace vetoed the plan because Jeremy had been convicted for opportuning… Mr Thrope was suggested, but he had to be discounted because he had made it public that he had slept with both Lord S and Ma’am Darling, so Roger Gilliatt, son of Sir William the Royal Surgeon Gynaecologist who delivered Carlo, it was…

It was Cardinal Basil Hume who introduced Jimmy Savile as a member of the Atheneaum in 1984, after I complained about Gwynne. The Atheneaum is the favoured club for Top Docs as well as Vice-Chancellors. After Savile’s offending was finally admitted, the Atheneaum maintained that of course they hadn’t wanted the old idiot as a member but it wouldn’t have been Cricket to have turned down his nomination because poor old Baz would have been obliged to resign by Club Rules and that would have been dreadful…

So if any of the members of the Atheneaum can explain why Savile’s job as General Manager of Broadmoor and his mate Alan Franey’s job as CEO of Broadmoor were negotiated over a series of nice dinners at the Atheneaum with Savile and Civil Service mandarins from the Dept of Health – Edwina Currie was one Health Minister who rocked up for one of the jollies – pray tell all. See ‘Socio-Political Context Of The North Wales Mental Health Services In The 1980s’ and ‘A Pretty Classy Piece Of Operation’.

Sir Douglas Black, one of the Toppest of the Top Docs at the DHSS in the latter years of the 1970s – Black was one of the Manchester contingent who had protected Gwynne and Dafydd and with whom Tony Francis worked before he relocated to north Wales – after he retired, virtually lived at the Athenaeum. Black grew up in Shetland, where the islands surgeon was Norman Lamont’s father. Black was one of those Top Docs dedicated to equity and wrote the Black Report on Inequality, which Thatch famously threw in the bin without bothering to read it amidst howls of outrage.

But Sir Douglas is Learned and Committed To The Poor! Then why was he mates with a gang of old paedophiles?

Sir Douglas Bred – like The Poor tend to – and his son Andrew is a psychiatrist…

See ‘The Logic Of Medicine’ for Sir Douglas Black and his friends and family laffs.

Civil Service mandarin Kenneth Stowe was a member of the Atheneaum, he took Sunny Jim there and Sunny Jim was underwhelmed. Stowe was a guilty man; he had spent virtually his entire career in the Civil Service in what was known as the National Assistance Board before it became the Ministry of Social Security in the days before Richard Crossman reigned over the new super-dept the DHSS, in which Stowe subsequently served. So Stowe knew about Poor People being forced into sex work by welfare officials and Top Docs, Gwynne and the Lobotomies, patients murdered at a rate of knots, Bertrand Russell having anyone whom he had shagged or exploited who complained carted off and banged up etc. Stowe oversaw it all.

Stowe only spent a relatively short part of his career in other Depts. He was Principal Private Secretary to the PM, 1975-79, serving Wilson, Callaghan and, for a short while, Thatch and then Permanent Under-Secretary of State of the N Ireland Office, 1979-81. From 1981 to 1987 Stowe returned to the scene of the crime as Permanent Secretary of the DHSS Sir Kenneth Stowe in 1986. He was modest, soft-spoken, direct, discreet and motivated by a commitment to public service.and just look at what was going on…

Here’s an extract from Stowe’s obituary that was published by ‘The Guardian’:

In 1973 Stowe joined the Cabinet Office at under-secretary level. Two years later, when it was time for Wilson’s PPS, Robert Armstrong, [the Mandarin who served as Principal Private Secretary to Ted Heath, who years later admitted that he knew that Peter Morrison was molesting children but decided that there was no security risk, discussed in previous posts eg. ‘Lord Robert Armstrong’] to leave No 10, Wilson ruled out a replacement from the Treasury, the usual source of recruits. The cabinet secretary, John Hunt, proposed a surprised Stowe, who spent a couple of hours failing to dissuade Wilson from appointing him because he was not from the Treasury and had never been a private secretary.

Stowe worked well with Wilson’s policy unit, an innovation at the time, and quickly won the respect of his aides. The Labour PM was already in decline, led a divided Cabinet, had only a tiny majority and was frequently distracted. Stowe knew well in advance of his intention to resign early and planned the timetable. He was also involved in the fraught negotiations over the resignation honours list (the much satirised Lavender List of 1976), which caused a furore because it included a smattering of business figures such as James Goldsmith. [Not just business figures, but crooks.]

Stowe was closer to Callaghan. He sat between him and the Liberal leader, David Steel, when the Lib–Lab pact was negotiated in 1977 and drafted the agreement between the two. He regularly attended the dinners Callaghan held with TUC and business leaders to discuss various economic issues and came to detest the regular menu of “bloody smoked mackerel”.

He was at Callaghan’s side through all the Cabinet sessions and the meetings with foreign leaders to hammer out the terms of the IMF loan, following a sterling crisis, in 1976. The relationship between the prime minister and the official was as close as any that existed in No 10. When Bernard Donoughue, head of the policy unit and an admirer of Stowe, once demurred at his presence during a private political chat with Callaghan, the latter retorted: “Ken is my ‘wait-a-minute’ man.”

Whitehall observers thought he held the machine together during the months of the Winter of Discontent (1978-79) when some ministers were in a funk over widespread strikes. He personally conducted many of the negotiations with Len Murray, the TUC leader. As the government collapsed into defeat, Callaghan came to rely on Stowe.

Nearly 30 years after Callaghan’s infamous “Crisis? What crisis?” remarks (according to the misleading tabloid headline) at Heathrow on returning from a summit on the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe to a Britain caught in the Winter of Discontent, Stowe made a confession to a Cambridge seminar. He said he owed Callaghan an apology for not going to Heathrow to meet him and remind him of Wilson’s rule: “Never get off a plane and make a speech.”

He spent a few weeks with the new prime minister, Thatcher, in 1979, helping to induct his successor, Clive Whitmore, into the job. His parting advice to Whitmore was to delegate. “You have some of the best young dogs in Whitehall so you do not need to bark.” [See previous posts for info on Whitmore and more on Stowe.]

He went to the Northern Ireland Office as permanent secretary, an unusual appointment straight from No 10. Here he had to cope with the Troubles, including the Republicans’ hunger strike at the Maze prison. In 1980, Stowe was knighted. A year later he returned to the DHSS as permanent secretary. The “super” or “monster” department was responsible for more than a third of total public spending, including pensions and other welfare payments, hospital and community health services, employed 95,000 staff, was the subject of more than 100 debates in Parliament and around 6,000 parliamentary questions, and touched virtually every citizen. It was a huge management challenge. Thatcher later decided to split health and social services into separate departments.

Stowe was one of the first to identify many of the NHS’s problems, including the power of the medical profession, an ageing population and medical advances. An almost total reliance on taxation for funding and an over-centralised structure, he believed, meant that the NHS staggered from crisis to crisis. He likened his task to “plugging holes in dykes with a finger”. In an unpublished paper he spelled out the options for Thatcher. Having listened patiently, she finally told him: “Ken, there is no constituency for change.”

He retired in 1987 but became Chair of the Institute of Cancer Research (1987-97) [a number of those with whom I worked at Surrey University who were involved with research fraud, plagiarism, colluding with the criminality of the Gang etc subsequently bagged jobs at the Institute of Cancer Research during Stowe’s time as Chair as discussed in previous posts], the Carnegie UK Trust’s inquiry into the third age (1989-93), and various committees on the voluntary sector. He attended reunions with former colleagues, including Callaghan’s No 10 aides, but in his late 70s retreated to Herefordshire and disappeared from the Whitehall network.

In 1949 Stowe married Joan Cullen. Joan died in 1995, the year that so many Insider witnesses were wiped out, including the corrupt Home Office Drugs Branch mandarin Bing Spear, Sir Peter Morrison, Lord Hain’s mate David Ennals, Peter Cook, Viv Stanshall, Sir Charles Evans and so many more. Stowe is survived by their sons, Tim and Richard and daughter, Janet.

Kenneth Stowe died on 29 August 2015. He kept his mouth shut throughout every investigation and inquiry that there was…

Stowe was one of the Mandarins who was relied upon to conceal the Westminster Paedophile Ring, it was very obviously the explanation  behind every career move of his. Since I first blogged about Stowe, I have been told that he knew about me and was one who’s brain was tapped for ways to neutralise the problem that was me and Brown.

So I’ll just highlight here that the best brains in the Civil Service could come up with no better than illegally filming and recording us, accessing confidential data, stealing our personal letters, trying to lead us into honey traps, attempting to blackmail us… For God’s sake, it would have been far easier if the old fool Stowe had simply responded appropriately to our complaint and stopped a gang of old perverts from causing havoc.

As for Stowe’s genius identifying the power of the medical profession and that this was a problem, because he relied upon them to serve children up to Royals, Ministers and other VIPs to molest and then to imprison or kill witnesses, the medical profession continued to be a very great problem.

It’s a pity that poor old Kenneth is dead because if he were still with us I could let him know that I’ve cut the BMA’s arms off and I haven’t done it by using any of the disgusting techniques that Stowe used against my friends and I. But then I never used the bastards to run a sex abuse gang did I.

I’ll wait for the BMA to tell me that it’s just a flesh wound. Now fuck off BMA, I’ve got 10,000 documents and you are very guilty indeed.

Stowe is dead but Lord Robert Armstrong of Ilminster in Somerset isn’t. Perhaps Robert could break his silence before he croaks…

During this time, [Angus] completed his MD thesis (part-time whilst continuing full-time clinical work) on renal function in chronic respiratory disease.

In 1966 Angus was appointed as a consultant physician to Wycombe Health District, comprising the Wycombe General Hospital and Amersham General Hospital.

That’s in the vicinity of Stoke Mandeville Hospital and of course Amersham International, the first privatisation venture of Thatch; Thatch turned Amersham into a Big Pharma that manufactured HRT. The elevated risks of certain cancers were known, but Wimmin weren’t told that, what they were subjected to was Thatch, Edwina Currie and Theresa Gorman banging on about Ooh I’ve got the energy of a 30 yr old and My Skin Glows etc etc. Top Docs then began routinely pushing HRT in the direction of middle-aged women even if they were not Suffering From Symptoms. God knows what the average woman thought was going to happen to them when they hit 50 with that lot doing the hard sell… See previous posts for info re Amersham and the HRT scam.

He joined two other physicians and developed his interest in chest medicine. Together with his colleagues, he developed a close-knit and harmonious department, which expanded to four consultant physicians during his time as a consultant. His work as a chest physician was influenced by several local factors. High Wycombe was a centre of furniture-making using polyurethane sprays containing isocyanates. Other light industries also used isocyanates and there was a steady stream of occupational asthma until recognition and regulations reduced exposure. Coinciding with his appointment, a large influx of people came from Mirpur in Pakistan to work in local industries, which led to a high incidence of tuberculosis, requiring the establishment of a clinic for contact tracing and treatment monitoring, initially single-handed.

The Pakis were usually blamed for TB. When the Top Docs were being polite – or if it was lefties such as Julian Tudor Spart or Uncle Harry talking – it would be stressed that TB is a Disease Of Poverty and when the BMA are needing to exert pressure to an even greater degree than usual, a favourite technique is to tell the media that What’s More TB Is Coming Back, it’s The Cuts!

If Diseases Of Poverty are returning, it suggests that the Top Docs are doing something wrong, just as the continued existence of sizeable health inequalities does. If no-one will acknowledge institutionalised abuse, neglect and discrimination in the NHS, Diseases Of Poverty and Health Inequalities will persist. Public health has failed completely in the UK and no-one will admit that it is because the approach of blaming people in poverty for their own poverty and ill health is alienating and ineffective. It is far easier to demand more money from Gov’t for doing more of what doesn’t work, as Jeremy Corbyn is at the moment for shite, dangerous, abusive mental health services.

Angus had an enviable reputation for teaching, and ensured that there was a high pass rate for the MRCP examination among his registrars. He formed a longstanding and constructive relationship with Darrell Wilkinson and John Wilkinson, consultant dermatologists, in training dermatology registrars in general medicine, and made many friendships with overseas fellows attached to the departments of medicine and dermatology. He served as clinical tutor from 1974 to 1979 and as chairman of the medical education committee from 1979 to 1982.

A Prize Winning Dermatologist was discovered in Gwynedd in 1993 when the Gang needed good PR: Dr Bill Beer. Bill was married to Joan Beer, one of the stalwarts of Penrallt Baptist Church in Bangor. There are some nice people in Penrallt but it is a Church very popular with NHS and University staff. A great many in Penrallt Know About Dafydd and are paralysed into an awkward silence, including retired social workers Malcolm and Judy Stammers who worked with Dafydd and Gwynne in the Denbigh days… See previous posts for info on the Beers, the Stammers’ family and Penrallt.

Dr Bill Beer died after a car crash in Dec 1999, two months before the Waterhouse Report was published:

William Ernest Beer

b.5 July 1926 d.10 December 1999
MB BS Madras(1950) MRCP Edin(1963) FRCP Edin(1976) FRCP(1982)

William Ernest Beer was a consultant dermatologist in Bangor, Wales. He was born in Southern India amongst the Nilgiri Hills. His father was assistant director of the local Pasteur institute and engaged in anti-rabies research. His great-grandfather, George Beer, a man of humble origins, had gone to India from Devon with William Bowden where, with the assistance of their wives, they had succeeded in establishing churches, hospitals and a school.

Bill Beer’s medical studies commenced in Madras and there then followed junior hospital posts in the Vellore Medical School. Here he came under the influence of an American dermatologist, H Gass, whose enthusiasm for the subject shaped his subsequent choice of career.

After marriage he and his wife, Joan, chose to return to Nilgiri Hills to work in a mission hospital. Then, owing to a change of policy for tea estate hospitals, they decided to come to Britain. Bill was able to specialise in dermatology as a result of support from the Nilgiri mission. He initially enrolled as a full time post-graduate student at St John’s Hospital and, after passing the membership exam of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, he was appointed senior registrar at Westminster Hospital where he worked under Peter Samman.

The Westminster Hospital was popular with students and junior docs from Wales who were facilitating Gwynne and Dafydd’s Gang; Leo Abse’s brothers Dannie and Wilfred trained there. It was the presence of Sir Clement Price-Thomas, originally from south Wales, at the Westminster that gave the place it’s reputation at the time. Price-Thomas operated on King George VI; the King didn’t exactly thrive after the operation, but the Top Docs’ PR offensive prevailed and anyone from the Westminster was untouchable. See ‘Successful Surgery On King George VI!’.

Although he did not know North Wales he applied successfully for the post of consultant dermatologist for the Gwynedd region. Prior to his appointment the task of building up a dermatology service for the whole of North Wales was in the hands of Ellen Emslie who had introduced modern understanding, techniques and treatment to the area. Bill Beer was able to build on this foundation and, over the years, established a reputation for the quality of his service and professional skill.

His infectious enthusiasm for the practical and academic aspects of dermatology influenced many of his colleagues, not to mention the many undergraduate and post-graduate doctors who assisted him in the skin clinics.

His intense interest in dermatology resulted in many research activities and publications, eventually leading to the award of the Wycombe prize in 1993 by the British Association of Dermatology – two years after his retirement from the NHS.

Medicine was not his only enthusiasm. He had very wide interests, including the Welsh language, in which he became fluent, music, gardening, astronomy and mountain walking. Both he and his wife were renowned for their hospitality and for the pastoral care they gave to junior doctors and university students. His life, both professional and personal, was profoundly influenced by a deeply held Christian faith.

He was tragically killed in a car accident, shortly after completing a history of the old Caernarfon and Anglesey Hospital, which will serve as a fitting memorial to his intense commitment to the area and to his colleagues.

O P Galpin

O.P. Galpin was a Gwynedd Top Doc who put his name to one of the research frauds that blew up in the Gang’s face, as discussed in previous posts. See ‘They Think It’s All Over – It Is Now’.

Bill and Joan Beer could not have not known about organised abuse in north Wales and Bill will have known that many of the Big Boys with Royal links who propped up the Westminster Paedophile Ring were to be found at the Westminster Hospital.

When I found out that Bill Beer had made a beeline for Gwynedd in the days when Gwynne and Dafydd ruled supreme and it was considered an utter backwater, I wondered why…

[Angus Robson] served variously as chairman of the medical staff committee, division of medicine and the Bucks medical advisory committee. He valued the importance of close working relationships with general practitioners and was an active member, and latterly president, of the Chiltern Medical Society. He continued to attend meetings of the society well into retirement.

Bodger’s mate Cilla lived in Bucks…

It was an Initiative That Crossed Political Barriers:

And embraced those of the humblest birth as well as the Monarch:

Angus recognised the importance of encouraging women to continue to practise medicine in part-time roles and was an enthusiastic supporter of a scheme set up by Rosemary Rue

Rosemary Rue was one hell of a phenomenon. She was a Lady Doctor who was physically disabled and was subjected to such hostility and discrimination because of her leg problems that at one point she taught chemistry in a school because no-one in the NHS would employ a Disabled Lady Doctor. On one occasion Rue was seen battling to get up the steps to an interview and she was told to just forget it. Somehow Rosemary did eventually bag a job as a junior doc, a live-in job in a truly appalling psych hospital on the outskirts of Oxford. It was a dumping ground for witnesses to crime and people who’d been wrecked by the NHS and/or the Dreaming Spires. Rosemary managed to hold that job down successfully and Richard Crossman was grateful that she kept the lid on the underbelly of the Oxfordshire NHS. Then Rosemary really stuck gold. She was sharing her accommodation with a Foreign Male Doctor who was helping her with childcare; I suspect that Rosemary might have been an Unmarried Mother but PR anecdotes about Rue politely skirt around that subject. Anyway, one of the Ah the Doctors they were wonderful who worked in Oxford was so outraged at a Darkie shacking up with a White Lady Doctor, that he violently assaulted the Darkie….

Rosemary’s career took off like a rocket after that dreadful scene. She began rising up the pole of NHS management and did so well that by the time Ken Clarke reorganised the NHS in the 1980s ie. introduced more Management because he certainly couldn’t deal with the BMA because it was led by John Marks whom Ken needed to shaft me, Rosemary was appointed to one of Ken’s Big NHS Jobs as a regional manager. One of the few women who achieved such seniority! Well how did Li’l Ole Rosemary do that???

Rosemary Rue ruled over huge swathes of Oxfordshire and neighbouring areas until she retired. Disabled Lady Doctor Rosemary who had been treated appallingly herself got to the top and Overcame Discrimination by blackmailing the DHSS and everyone else over patient harm, deaths and organised abuse.

The Gang in north Wales had mates working on Rosemary’s manor…

Rosemary held office in the Medical Women’s Federation – as did Brave Wendy Savage – and is considered a Role Model for Wimmin.

See ‘Uncle Harry’s Friends…’ for the Amazing True Story Of Rosemary Rue Who Overcame.

to encourage this. He personally mentored several of these doctors. He served as a consultant member of the Oxford Regional Health Authority from 1974 to 1986.

Angus will have sat alongside Rosemary on that Authority then. For many years, Richard Crossman’s friend Dame Isobel Graham Bryce kept the lid nailed down on the crap in Oxfordshire in her capacity as Chairman of the Oxfordshire Regional Health Board. Dame Isobel was the daughter of a Belfast Top Doc; she married a surgeon who spent most of his career in Manchester, with the Manchester Big Names throughout the 1950s who protected Gwynne, including Lord Robert Platt. Dame Isobel held NHS governance positions in Manchester, including as Chair of Manchester Children’s Hospital, as well as roles on national bodies eg. concerned with the regulation, training and disciplining of Angels. Dame Isobel’s husband retired in the early 1960s and they relocated… The Dame continued her public life as a busybody, keeping Dafydd’s mates in Oxford out of trouble. See previous posts.

Sir Donald Acheson, Gov’t CMO, 1983-91, also had a dad who was a Top Doc from Belfast. Acheson’s dad was a Top Doc who worked for the Ministry of Pensions, so he’d have known the likes of Kenneth Stowe and other civil servants who concealed the Westminster Paedophile Ring, as did Acheson. Acheson was a Middlesex graduate, who knew William and Roger Gilliatt, Gwynne and the crowd and who ended up as Dean of Southampton Medical School (see post ‘Professor Prestigious and His Associates’), the institution serving Lord Denning’s part of the world. Acheson knew about the Gang -including Bill Beer’s colleagues at the C&A Hospital in Bangor – giving transfusions of infected blood to witnesses and he also knew whether the rent boys who died from AIDS in the 1980s had been infected deliberately with contaminated blood by Top Docs…

In retirement, he served as chairman of the local Abbeyfield nursing home.

Lucille and her mates in the Chester branch of Soroptimist International went into partnership with the Abbeyfield. Carlo’s mate Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor aka the 6th Duke of Westminster was President of the Abbeyfield Society, 1989-95. See previous posts.

Angus is remembered as a physician who took a very personal approach to patients. He inspired great loyalty from junior staff as he set an example as to how to treat patients in the way they deserved. Colleagues described him as calm, caring and compassionate. They were impressed by the way he was able to break bad news to patients and their relatives in a sensitive manner, as well as his holistic approach to medical care. He was viewed very much as being able to give wise impartial counsel to all colleagues when working through challenging clinical and professional problems.

Angus had many hobbies. During his life, he pursued all country sports. In his early years he followed hounds assiduously, and later in life was an accomplished fly fisherman and game shot. He was delighted with the last trout that he caught, within a month of his death. He took great comfort from the friendships he made from pursuing his hobbies. He particularly enjoyed the company of his Labradors.

His retirement was marred by ill health, but he stayed active. He enjoyed the company of friends and family, and retained his sense of humour and his deep interest in people. He died from the complications of pulmonary fibrosis.

In 1957 he married Janet née Everett, who supported him through his career and cared for him with great compassion in his later years. They were married for 59 years. She survived him, along with their sons, Andrew and Robert, and their daughter, Nicola, as well as five grandchildren.

Andrew Robson penned this obituary for Munk’s Roll. Andrew is a Top Doc but I’m not sure which one; he may be the Andrew Robson who is based in Newcastle and appears in the academic literature occasionally…

I have however easily mapped the dynasty of Alastair Hunter’s colleague at St George’s, Aubrey Leatham:

Aubrey Gerald Leatham

b.23 August 1920 d.7 July 2012
BA Cantab(1942) MRCS LRCP(1944) MB BChir(1945) MRCP(1945) FRCP(1957)

Aubrey Gerald Leatham was one of the leading British cardiologists of his time, earning his reputation through three key areas of heart medicine: auscultation, pacemaking and angiography. At St George’s Hospital in London, he headed the team who engineered and fitted the first artificial pacemaker in 1955.

Born in London, he was the son of a medical practitioner, Hugh William Leatham, and his wife Kathleen Ella Pelham née Burn who was the daughter of Henry Pelham Burn, a major in the Rifle Brigade. His father was medical officer at Charterhouse School and, in those pre-NHS days, he treated local people without charge after school.

Aubrey’s dad treated a lot of boys from influential families who grew up to be influential people themselves then; Charterhouse is in Godalming, a village so posh that even the Little People are usually quite affluent. I lived near there when I worked for Vincent Marks at Surrey University. It is a land of Civil Service Mandarins, City financiers and media folk… The local Top Docs think that they’re all really hard done by because they compare themselves to that crowd.

In the 1980s Phil Collins’s gran used to live near to Godalming – Phil went to Charterhouse – and he used to visit her. Eric Clapton knew people there as well and turned up in his helicopter on one occasion.

Michael Biggs, a man with whom my father and his colleagues in Bridgy ‘did business’ – Biggs was an unscrupulous old git and made a great deal of money for doing sod all but marketing a product – lived in Godalming. See ‘Jennifer’s Diary’ for details of Mr Biggs and his scams.

One of his son’s early memories was of listening to the heart sounds of a woman with mitral stenosis through his father’s stethoscope which sparked his interest in cardiology.

Educated at Sandroyd Preparatory School and Charterhouse, he studied medicine at Trinity Hall, Cambridge where, since it was during the Second World War, he did an abbreviated two year degree. Continuing his training at St Thomas’ Hospital, he qualified in 1944 and did house jobs there

Tommy’s was the most elite of the London hospitals and was usually the choice of the med students who were titled aristos and wanted a hobby. Tommy’s has always been well-insulated because it is effectively the local hospital for the Houses of Parliament. Wedgie Benn loved them all at Tommy’s and Dr Death trained there.

before moving to the National Hospital , Queen’s Square as he briefly considered specialising in neurology.

Roger Gilliatt worked at Queen’s Square. The official history of Queen’s Square is that it was pretty grotty before Roger transformed it. After Lord Snowdon’s mate Roger – son of Royal Doc Sir William, who delivered Carlo and Princess Anne – had worked at Queen’s Square for a few years, it was a fantastic place, indeed a global leader and Queen’s Square never looked back.

In 1945 he became a junior registrar at the National Heart Hospital on the invitation of Sir John Parkinson, the eminent cardiologist. While he was there he developed his interest in auscultation and devised a recording device by connecting a telephone earpiece to a string galvanometer. He gave a Goulstonian lecture to the RCP based on this research and wrote it up afterwards as ‘Auscultation of the heart’ (Lancet, 1958, 2, 703-8). This paper plus his subsequent book (see below) provided, according to one of his colleagues, ‘the final word on the topic’.

In 1946 he enlisted with the RAMC to do his National Service. Demobilised two years later, due to Parkinson’s influence, he was offered a Sherbrook research fellowship at the London Hospital and was then appointed, in 1951, assistant director of the Institute of Cardiology at the National Heart Hospital. There he became assistant to Paul Wood, the dynamic Australian cardiologist often credited with making London the world centre for the management of heart disease. Three years later, in 1954, he was appointed a consultant physician at St George’s Hospital and he remained there for over 30 years. During this time he was also dean of the Institute of Cardiology from 1962 to 1969, following Wood’s premature death.

He had not expected to get the consultant post at St George’s because, in the early 1950s, physicians were against the idea of cardiology specialists since they regarded heart disease as part of their general practice. When he arrived he found that his department consisted of himself, one technician and one ECG machine. The new department he assembled consisted of a highly talented multidisciplinary team and the building was constructed by extending underground beneath Knightsbridge. Having seen, in the late 1940s and early 1950s, many cases of atrio-ventricular (AV) block – a normally fatal condition which effected the electric conduction of the hearthe was convinced that it should be possible to use an electrical pulse to stimulate the ventricles and asked his new technician, the bioengineer, Geoffrey Davies, to build a ‘stimulator’. The first equipment they tried in 1955, on a 55 year old woman who suffered frequent heart attacks, used a very high voltage and stimulated the heart through electrodes attached to the chest wall. Although the device worked it caused the patient such pain that it was eventually disconnected and she died.

Then the device didn’t actually work effectively did it? The patient died…

A subsequent device, miniaturised so that it could be implanted in the heart itself, was successfully implanted in a 65 year old man in 1961 and, in four years, they had treated some 1000 patients, all of whom were given a normal life expectancy.

Throughout his career he was fascinated by listening to heart sounds and in 1958 he developed an innovatory stethoscope – the Leatham stethoscope – which became immensely popular among his peers and is still being manufactured. He described it in a paper in the Lancet ‘An improved stethoscope’ (Lancet,1958, 1, 463). Another investigative procedure, coronary arteriography, was pioneered by him after a visit to Cleveland, USA to meet its inventor, Mason Sones, and he was the first physician in Europe to carry it out in 1963. By then he was developing an international reputation and he was sent for by the third King of Bhutan whose doctors had confined him to bed for several months with an undefined heart problem.

The journey to Bhutan, a closed country at the time, was hazardous and involved five flights. On arrival he found nothing wrong with the King and suggested he left his bed. The following night he awakened as the King was in pain, a correct diagnosis of indigestion due to the consumption of fried scorpion’s eggs led to the award of the Order of Bhutan. The King survived for another nine years and Leatham and his family were invited to visit the country which they subsequently did, and went trekking in the Himalayas.

The author of numerous scientific papers in his field, he also published three important textbooks Auscultation of the heart and phonocardiography (London, Churchill, 1970), An introduction to the examination of the cardiovascular system (Oxford, University Press, 1979), both of which ran to two editions, and Lecture notes on cardiology (Oxford, Blackwell, 1991).

He retired from St George’s in 1985 and was amused that three new cardiologists were hired to replace him. It was said of him that he ‘favoured braces, bow ties and blunt talk’

So Leatham was pompous, intimidating and rude

and a fellow cardiologist recalled that he was given to slight eccentricities such as carrying out a ward round at Christmas dressed as Father Christmas and wearing roller skates – the patients were ‘bemused’.

It wouldn’t matter that Leatham did this if the rest of his practice was acceptable, but can one imagine what would be said if a Patient Sectioned For Assessment did it? Or indeed a whistleblower who’s senior colleagues needed an excuse to sack them.

In 2009 he benefited from his own work, as he was fitted with a pacemaker and was thus able to continue his more energetic pursuits of playing tennis, sailing, cross-country skiing and mountaineering.

Thank goodness Leathan didn’t receive the successful pacemaker that caused so much pain that it had to be disconnected and thus death resulted…

Apparently he once caught a burglar in his London house and chased him down the road with a tennis racket – the man would only come out from his refuge under a car when the police arrived and he emerged with criss-cross marks on his forehead.

OK, the burglar should not have been burgling, but once more I can imagine a different account of this incident if it was not a Brilliant But Eccentric Top Doc under discussion.

A less strenuous enthusiasm was photography, a pastime he shared with his wife.

Photographs ay he said knowingly…

In 1954 he married Judith Savile née Freer whose father, Charles Edward Jesse Freer was a solicitor. Judith was a tennis coach and bilingual guide – all their children were excellent tennis players – and Charlotte was one of the winners of the junior doubles at Wimbledon.

The tennis coaching may have been completely above board; but Judith was married to a man who’s colleagues had formed a cartel and were running an international trafficking and Class A drug dealing ring and they would stop at nothing to conceal their activities. Coaching young people aiming for Wimbledon brings one into contact with a curious mix of vulnerable kids, desperately ruthless parents and sportspeople with big business contacts.

When he died, Judith survived him together with their son, Edward, also a cardiologist, and daughters, Julia, a GP, and Charlotte and Louise who are teachers.

Now then. Here’s what Munk’s Roll has to say about Alan Ogilvie, the Top Doc who was part of Lord John Walton’s Newcastle ring and mates with Angus Robson, the nephew of Sir Ken Robson of St George’s Organised Crime Among The Very Posh:

Alan Gordon Ogilvie

b.17 March 1900 d.26 February 1983
MB BS Dunelm(1924) MRCP(1929) MD(1939) FRCP(1945)

Alan Ogilvie was born in Newcastle upon Tyne. He was educated at Corchester preparatory school and St Bees, and he studied medicine at the College of Medicine in Newcastle, then a college of the University of Durham. He graduated in 1924 and was later awarded the Doctorate of Medicine with honours and a gold medal.

He was married and had one son and two daughters.

In his younger days he was a not inconsiderable athlete, being one and two miles champion of Northumberland and Durham, and winner of the one, two and three miles at the University of Durham in the years 1920 to 1924 inclusive.

After being house surgeon and house physician at the Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne, he became house physician at the Children’s Hospital at Birmingham, and then at the Hospital for Sick Children, Great Ormond Street, London. In 1933 he was appointed assistant honorary physician to the Royal Victoria Infirmary and he became an honorary physician there in 1941. He was also an honorary physician to the pioneering Babies’ Hospital and Mothercraft Centre, the inspiration of James Spence, one of Alan Ogilvie’s closest friends.

Ogilvie was one of the ‘characters’ at the Royal Victoria Infirmary. Affectionately called ‘The Og’, he was sometimes referred to by the more timorous students and nurses as ‘The Red Terror’. This latter appellation was to a great extent, however, a misnomer. True, he had somewhat crinkly sandy red hair, on the ward a somewhat abrupt manner and speech containing stereotyped sentences some of which could only be translated by those who knew him well, and a determination that the standards on his ward should be of the highest. Beneath this, however, he was a kind, modest person with a nice wit and one who was as straight as a die.

The old bastard just disguised these qualities effectively, so effectively that even the Angels who worked closely with The Red Terror didn’t suspect a thing

He was deeply concerned for the efficiency of his hospital and devoted to the efficient care and welfare of his patients. He did everything with vigour,

Including the terrorising

and this was very apparent in the manner of his percussion for which he was notorious; there were very few Christmas house concerts which did not contain some reference to it!

In his senior years Ogilvie inevitably became increasingly involved in the committee work of his hospital, to which he gave unstintingly of his time,

This was the Newcastle hospital that was the HQ of Gwynne’s mate Lord John Walton’s partner ring to Gwynne and Dafydd’s enterprise in north Wales

but this was never allowed to undermine his clinical work, his teaching or the time he spent in clinical investigation.

His main interest was in diseases of the respiratory system and, in particular, chronic bronchitis — the subject of his MD thesis. The study which he carried out with DJ Newall into chronic bronchitis in Newcastle was a model of its kind and showed the very high incidence of this condition in the locality. In 1962 he was elected president of the Thoracic Society.

Ogilvie loved the country and particularly the striking beauty of central Northumberland. He retired there to his cottage where, with his wife, he spent many happy years of retirement.

Obituary written by Sir George Smart…

So that’s Alan The Red Terror, pal of Angus the nephew of Ken Robson, Ken one of the Mr Bigs of St George’s. What of Angus’s other close colleague mentioned in Angus’s Munk’s Roll biography, John Vallance-Owen? Just read Munk’s Roll once more:

John Vallance-Owen

b.31 October 1920 d.23 July 2011
BA Cantab(1943) MB BChir(1946) MRCP(1946) MD(1951) FRCP(1962) Hon FRCPI(1970) FRCPath(1971)

John Vallance-Owen had a long and versatile career in medicine as a teacher, diabetes researcher, clinician and academic administrator. His professional life was spent in a succession of notable centres in the British Isles, but it also took him to Malta and latterly to Hong Kong, where he was foundation professor of medicine at the Chinese University.

He was born in Ealing, London, the son of Edwin Augustine Owen, professor of physics at the University of North Wales at Bangor, and Julia May Owennée Vallance, the daughter of a draper. After an early education at Friars, Bangor, Epsom and St John’s College, Cambridge, John trained and qualified in 1946 at the London Hospital, where he served as house physician to Donald Hunter and in junior posts to Henry Souttar, Sir John Parkinson and Horace Evans.

John Vallance-Owen was one of Gwynne’s Gang! His dad was an Ancient Of UCNW! He went to Friar’s School in Bangor, the school for members of the Gang, including people like the corrupt judge Huw Daniel, so many of the Top Docs and NHS/Social Services managers, County Council officials and of course teachers/academics… Not forgetting that most famous of Friar’s old boys, Huw Wheldon of the BBC, mentor to Jonathan Miller, Botney and so many others… See previous posts.

Vallance-Owen was also of St John’s College, Cambridge a la Ronnie Waterhouse and to cap it all, he was a junior doc to Royal Doc Lord Horace Evans who arranged for Anthony Eden to be Taken Out after Eden pissed off Brenda… Horace Evans I note worked at the London Hospital, the site of gross exploitation of The Poor of the East End that, by the 1960s, had spiralled into a Top Doc-led cartel of impressive proportions involving Harold Macmillan’s mates, the Krays, Gwynne and Dafydd and culminated in Lord Bob Winston, Sir William Asscher and Brave Wendy Training there…

See posts eg. ‘Oliver’s Army’ and ‘The Logic Of Medicine’ for details of how, in the late 1960s, London Hospital senior academics Prof Clifford Wilson and Sir John Rogers Ellis were given responsibility for the postgrad training of all Top Docs based in London and organised their placements in hospitals throughout the south of England, including in the West Country. They had colleagues throughout the region, including in Bristol and in Taunton – their man in Taunton was Dr Brian Wykeham Webb – who were part of a huge organised abuse network, targeting other abusers to join the party, as well as potential victims… One of which seems to have been me.

I wonder why the stupid old gits just couldn’t take no for an answer after Dafydd tried his luck, following Gwynne’s efforts that blew up in his face? Oh, I forgot. If you’re part of a Gang that rapes 12 yr old boys, you’re not used to taking no for an answer, particularly if the Attorney General blocks prosecutions of celebrity paedophiles and even Lord Denning – as well as others – will rig the trials of anyone who goes a little too far and finds themselves charged with serious offences.

Horace Evans, 1st Baron Evans
Horace Evans, 1st Baron Evans.jpg

Horace Evans, 1st Baron Evans, 1962, taken by Walter Bird.[1]
Born 1 January 1903

Died 26 October 1963 (aged 60)
Nationality English
Occupation General Physician
Known for Royal physician,research in nephritis and hypertension,

Surgical recommendation

(Note: Horace pegged out at a not very great age in the aftermath of the Profumo Affair at a time convenient to many. Horace was a physician with an interest in nephrology who was based at the London Hospital; William Asscher trained at the London in the late 1950s/early 60s and early on in his career developed an interest in nephrology, becoming a general physician and a Leading Expert In Nephrology. Although the Cause Closest to Sir William’s heart was facilitating the Westminster Paedophile Ring.)

Brave Wendy trained at the London Hospital in the late 1950s/early 1960s and Lord Bob Winton followed hot on Brave Wendy’s heels.

Lord Robert Armstrong was Ted Heath’s Principal Private Secretary when some very excessive things were going on in Somerset involving the Tory Party. I hope to return to this on the blog soon; I’ve been sent info that I need to read first.

In 1951, he joined the notable Russell Fraser endocrinology ménage at the Postgraduate Medical School, Hammersmith Hospital.

Joining the party already underway at Hammersmith enjoyed by Hugh Bentall – whose son Richard was a psychologist working with Dafydd and the Gang – and his mates who were purchasing themselves Chairs after senior colleagues had been found dead in suspicious circumstances on hospital premises, perpetrating international research fraud, giving lecturing jobs to secretaries who became their mistresses and of course concealing patient harm and deaths. See ‘Interesting Facts…’

A decade before the invention of the seminal radioimmunoassay for insulin, John had become one of the small number of determined researchers (which included the likes of Sir Philip Randle, Joe Bornstein and J Juda Groen) attempting to bioassay the very low concentrations of the hormone in normal and diabetic human blood. This centred on its stimulation of the glucose uptake of the excised, surviving rat hemidiaphragm, a delicate preparation requiring much skill and paraphernalia! His long and faithful attachment to this technique was driven by his finding that plasma from some patients with diabetes (and from some without) actually suppressed insulin stimulation of the hemidiaphragm, an inhibitory activity that appeared to be associated with the albumin fraction. In an era when diabetes research was dominated by reports of a profusion of blood-borne insulin-inhibitory fractions, the Vallance-Owen ‘synalbumin insulin antagonist’ attracted international attention as a putative causal agent of diabetes and perhaps a contributor to other conditions.

The further exploration of this antagonist claimed most of the rest of his active research career. He took it to the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, in 1955 as a Rockefeller travelling fellow. Intensive work on it continued when, in 1958, he became a consultant physician, senior lecturer and then reader in the department of medicine, King’s College, Newcastle upon Tyne, and in 1966 after his appointment as chair of medicine at Queen’s University Belfast.

So after Vallance-Owen of Gwynne’s Gang passed through Gwynne’s mate Lord John Walton’s domain in Newcastle, he landed in Belfast, the location of the Kincora Boys’ Home and the VIP paedophile ring, of which Lord Mountbatten and Sir Anthony Blunt were members.

Dr Morris Fraser, the Belfast-based paedophile child psychiatrist who was treating boys at Kincora, was allowed to continue practicing after appearing before the GMC in the mid-1970s after he had been convicted of a sex offence against a child. The Chair of the GMC panel who heard the case was psychiatrist William Threthowan, Mr Big Of Guy’s Hospital who went to Oundle School with so many of the Gang’s mates, including Harriet Harman’s dad (see previous posts). The MDU barrister for the case was Paddy Mayhew, who, in 1990 and 91, as Attorney General, authorised all of those High Court cases against me even though the MDU and the barristers working on the cases knew that the Gang were perjuring themselves and that became evident in open court as their stories fell apart. See ‘Some Big Legal Names Enter The Arena’ and ‘The Bitterest Pill’.

Paddy, a member of Middle Temple a la Greville Janner, Ronnie Waterhouse, Lord Thomas Scott Baker and Dame Babs Mills, became a Tory MP and Secretary of State for N Ireland, April 1992-May 1997. Paddy was appointed to the N Ireland job after his successful term as AG…

Morris Fraser subsequently relocated to mainland Britain and worked at UCL and Springfield Hospital. He then set up a sailing organisation for young people in Cornwall.

Publications on the antagonist continued to appear until the early 1970s, despite the virtually total eclipse of insulin bioassays by the sensitive and specific radioimmunoassay, the recognition of binding antibodies in the blood of insulin treated diabetic patients and failures of others to reproduce some of the findings.

Clinical teaching and Queen’s University administrative duties bulked increasingly large in John’s life during this period and his reflections on the life of the clinical academic were expressed in his inaugural lecture ‘Medical practice, teaching and research’, delivered in 1968 and later published in paperback (Belfast, Queen’s University of Belfast, 1971).

One Belfast link among Civil Service mandarins was Sir David Fell, a Queen’s University graduate. I worked with Harriet, Sir David’s daughter, when I was working with the CRC at Nottingham University, Sept-Dec 1987. See eg. ‘Oh Lordy, It’s CR UK’. I liked Harriet and she and her friend Mark, also a Nottingham med student like Harriet, used to chat at length with me re the appalling practices and research fraud that we were witnessing. Harriet and Mark both later left medicine, saying that they wished that they had never wasted their time with it…

When I knew Harriet, her dad was Permanent Secretary in the Dept of Economic Development. In 1991 Sir David was appointed Head of the N Ireland Civil Service and was in post throughout Miranda’s Peace Process. Sir David retired suddenly shortly before the Waterhouse Inquiry began and a Special Arrangement was made by the Civil Service to compensate him for his early retirement no less. Yes, Sir David bagged EXTRA dosh for getting the hell out before Ronnie got started… Hansard recorded that the details of Sir David’s ‘compensation package’ would not be revealed.

Not that Sir David needed the dosh; even when I knew Harriet, they were an affluent family as a result of Sir David’s City interests. Previous blog posts list the many City directorships (as well as other directorships) held by Sir David Fell at the time of and after his retirement. Sir David was appointed as Pro-Chancellor of Queen’s University, Belfast in 2005.

In 2008 Sir David was appointed Chair of the Senate at Queen’s University Belfast. In 2008 I began working on an EU-funded three year project in which the lead partner was Queen’s University Belfast. Our team from Bangor liked our Belfast colleagues but I wonder if someone in High Office realised who the research fellow from Bangor was and thus Sir David was mobilised?

Dates for your diary: Sir David picked up his K in 1995. In July 1995 Peter Morrison was found dead in his house, Dafydd bent Civil Service Mandarin mate Bing Spear had died four days previously and Brown was forced out of his job in the same month. July 1995 also saw the ‘retirement’ of Dafydd that wasn’t (see ‘the Evolution Of A Drugs Baron’) and the closing down of the North Wales Hospital that didn’t close down. Gwynne and Dafydd’s old mate David Hunt returned to the Welsh Office as Secretary of State between 26 June 1995 and 5 July 1995 to hide the evidence as best as he could and Virginia Bottomley was tasked with the same at the Dept of Health before scarpering on 5 July 1995 and handing over to Stephen Dorrell, where Dorrell continued clearing up the blood of some and spilling the blood of many more. Stephen needs to explain those sexual assaults of patients carried out by Simon Leeson’s junior docs in north Wales (see ‘More Hollywood Gossip’), the forged documentation, the havoc that continued to prevail at St George’s when Bodger lived on after the exposure of the big research fraud in 1994 for which Malcolm Pearce was publicly scapegoated but provided with a behind-the-scenes safety net after he was struck off (see ‘Now Then…’) and of course Dafydd’s booming business in the Class A drug dealing sector.

Dorrell and the Gang’s network go back a long way, he represented Leicestershire constituencies from 1979, while the ring raged in that county, until 2015.

I have detailed Dorrell’s numerous interests in previous posts. After he allowed the most atrocious criminal activity to flourish in the Dept of Health, 5 July 1995-2 May 1997, – Dorrell knew all about the guilty culprits beforehand, he had served as a junior Minister in the Dept of Health, 1990-April 1992 – Dorrell had much to do with matters Health, especially in the private sector. A few highlights:

In November 2012 Dorrell was reported to the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA) after arranging to sell his London flat to “friends” who owned a chain of nursing homes, subsequently renting it back at £1,400 a month, funded by the taxpayer. Dorrell’s impartiality as Chairman of the Health Select Committee as the time was questioned; the Health Select Committee was investigating social care, and some of the chain’s nursing homes had been criticised by the CQC. Dorrell’s fellow Committee members were not aware of his financial connection with the chain of nursing homes. Call Me Dave refused to get involved, saying it was a matter for IPSA. IPSA said that the rules banned MPs from renting from family members, not from friends.

In November 2014, Dorrell announced his future retirement from the House to take a job with consultancy KPMG in “a senior role supporting their health and public service practice…”. The role, Dorrell said, was “incompatible with seeking re-election to the House of Commons”. Neighbouring Loughborough MP Nicky Morgan described Dorrell as “a really important political figure in Leicestershire since 1979. He has been a great support to me”. Does Nicky have any other supporters who collude with serious crime whom we should know about?

In December 2014, Dorrell was criticised for alleged conflict of interest when it became clear that he would be working both as an MP and KPMG consultant for six months until the election, and that KPMG were considering bidding for a £1 billion NHS contract. Pointing out that Dorrell had previously admitted the two roles were incompatible, Dr Clive Peedell, co-leader of the National Health Action Party, called for him to resign from one of the posts. Dorrell responded saying no issues were raised as he was not seeking re-election.

Come on Dr Clive, just dish the dirt on Dorrell keeping schtum about criminal Top Docs! That’ll finish Dorrell off.

In January 2015, a group of six pensioners, who called at Dorrell’s offices in Thurmaston to hand in a 2,286 signature petition calling on him to resign, were told they were trespassing and the police would be called. Hanif Asmal, Chairman of Charnwood Conservative Association, claimed that police were called as the group didn’t have an appointment.

That’s the sort of thing that happens to me when I turn up at guilty people’s offices with Evidence…

Dorrell has been criticised for his actions when, in 2009, his family-owned firm went into a prepack administration, a “controversial” but legal procedure which the Gov’t’s Insolvency Service said was “mocking rules”. David Blake, Director of the Cass Business School in London, believes the method is used to dump pension fund liabilities. His stake was in clothing company, Faithful, a family business established in the 19th century which made blue collar workwear in Worcester. Finance Director Steve Hall reported the company had been quite profitable until 2004 when it was split between Dorrell and his brother. By 2005, after loss-making acquisitions, the company pensions deficit was almost £3 million. The pension scheme was changed to money purchase, and the factory site was pledged to support it. However, when the site was sold, some of the money was used to buy another business, and the firm was bought by stock market-listed Wensum. None of the money was paid into the pension scheme. Per Dorrell, the scheme then required 10% of annual turnover, making (debt or equity) restructuring (by financiers) impossible. An independent trustee was appointed, the pension fund received nothing and Wensum continued as a company. In May 2009, Wensum was put into a prepack administration which allowed a new company, GG125, to acquire Wensum’s assets for £7.9 million, whilst leaving its debts unpaid. GG125 was then renamed Wensum Group Limited. The deal was completed in a day, Dorrell receiving a director salary (increased to £200,000 in September 2009) plus 15% share ownership in the new company. As company contributions had ceased, the workers were put into the Pension Protection Fund (PPF), which caps (often reducing) personal payouts and tends to erode with inflation. Hall expected 30–40% pension loss to him as such. Dorrell and his wife had already withdrawn their pensions. Dorrell claimed he had lost £550,000 because of the failure and that the alternative to the prepack would have offered less.

The prepack was criticised as “completely immoral”, and inappropriate for listed companies, by a South African creditor, LA group. It had sold a clothing manufacturer to Wensum in May 2009 for Wensum shares which became worthless and ceased after the prepack.

Dorrell’s origins, family and business interests are in Worcestershire, stomping ground of Thatch’s good mate and long-serving Gang member and friend of Edward du Cann and Tiny Rowland Peter Walker… (see ‘Holding The Country To Ransom – Part I’ and Holding The Country To Ransom – Part II’). Not that C was ever going to mention a word.

Dorrell was reckoned by the Health Service Journal to be the 24th most influential person in the English NHS in 2015 after he became Chair of the NHS Confederation. Just the man that the NHS needs!

In 2018, Dorrell became the Chair of healthcare consultancy LaingBuisson.

Dorrell was one of the Tories who defected to the Lib Dems the other day and he is standing as the candidate for a seat in Bucks in the forthcoming General Election.

 

Sir David Fell was Chair of the N Ireland Council of the Prince’s Trust, 1999-2005.

See previous posts for details of Sir David Fell, Virginia, Dorrell etc.

I liked Sir David’s daughter; she was a very nice girl who, like so many of us, was being treated badly by fraudsters and criminals in medicine. Sir David should have given them a good kick, his daughter told him what was going on. Perhaps Sir David could do us all a favour and now dish the dirt on Miranda’s sleazy double dealing re the N Ireland Peace Process, particularly in the light of John Hume as a student having known Colm O’Kane.

Colm succeeded Hector MacKenzie as Deputy General Secretary of COHSE, 1987-93; he then served as Deputy Gen Sec of UNISON, 1993-94 in partnership with Dave Prentis and Tom Sawyer, before Prentis succeeded to the same role alone. Hector succeeded David Williams as Dep Gen Secretary of COHSE. Williams had worked as an Angel at Denbigh with Gwynne in the 1950s. Hector, Williams and Colm all climbed the ladder to the top of COHSE during the same period of time. Hector had worked as a psych Angel in Cumbria and had found out whatever it was that Willie Whitelaw was doing in Cumbria that made Whitelaw invaluable to the Westminster Paedophile Ring; Williams was at the scene of Gwynne’s crimes; and Colm Knew About Something Big as well. Colm who knew John Hume.

Colm Sean O’Kane (1935-14 June 2005) was born in County Londonderry. O’Kane studied at St Columb’s College alongside John Hume. Colm then became a mental health nurse, working at Purdysburn Hospital in Belfast then worked at Darenth Park Hospital in Kent, with people with learning disabilities. Finally, Colm worked at Aston Hall Hospital in Derbyshire. Not only was Derbyshire the location of yet another big ring that exchanged staff with the Gang in north Wales, but Aston Hall Hospital is one institution that has received a lot of publicity in recent years in terms of patients, including children, being subjected to horrors worthy of the North Wales Hospital in terms of being drugged and/or subjected to ridiculous therapies while they were repeatedly sexually assaulted or raped. Aston Hall Top Doctor Kenneth Milner in particular has been named repeatedly as having been behind all this and his targets have made it clear that a lot of other people knew what was happening to them…

There have been investigations into Milner and Aston Hall and the case is well known. Yet Gwynne and Dafydd were if anything worse and there has been no investigation into them or Denbigh and the media who maxed out on Milner and Aston Hall are still doing their best to pretend that this blog doesn’t exist.

See ‘Mr Fawlty, I No Want To Work Here Any More’ for details of Colm, John Hume et al.

Brave Mo Mowlam with Miranda:

Mo Mowlam for most of her life lived and worked on the turf of Lord John Walton’s North East ring; but then so did Miranda’s dad. Mo and Miranda both held Commons seats on Walton’s manor. Mo’s Top Docs lied about that brain tumour of hers. Mo wasn’t well enough to undertake the N Ireland role and info about Mo failing to cope was suppressed. Mo of course can’t tell us, she died in Aug 2005, the month after I was given my PhD. Mo’s husband Jonathan Norton like Mo also died prematurely, on 3 Feb 2009. Jonathan, Mo’s City banker husband who led New Labour’s ‘prawn cocktail’ offensive, in which they toadied to very rich people.

‘[Mo Mowlam] was the catalyst that allowed politics to move forward which led to the signing of the Good Friday Agreement in April 1998. She cut through conventions and made difficult decisions that gave momentum to political progress.’ –Peter Hain, 2005. Cherie, Miranda and their crooked-as-fuck senior colleague George Carman QC were members of Lincoln’s Inn, as was Lord Denning. Because Lord Denning lived for so long and was active and compos mentis – well, as much as he ever had been – Cherie and Miranda will have benefited greatly from their Lord D association… Lord D who’s brother Sir Norman held successive roles at the very top of Naval Intelligence, as discussed in previous posts.

His talent for management and administration was further called upon when, in 1981, following a politically-inspired emigration of doctors from Malta, he accepted the somewhat urgent invitation to become director of Maltese Medical Services and organiser of clinical teaching.

We’re seeing the consequences of that in Malta at the moment. The Top Docs’ contribution goes back to the 1960s, when Norman Denning’s – and Lord Mountbatten’s – colleague Admiral Sir Alec Bingley, NATO Commander of the Mediterranean fleet, was stationed in Malta. Sir Alec’s wife Lady Juliet, the daughter of Bart’s surgeon Reginal Vick, was an LSE-educated social worker and a mate of Gwynne and Dafydd. Lady Juliet was mates with Dom Mintoff, the Maltese PM, who was a senior member of the Maltese Mafia. Dom was also mates with Richard Crossman and the trade union leader Lord Jack Jones. Everyone used to pop over to Malta and stay at Dom’s place, as discussed in previous posts. Lady Juliet ‘built hospitals and developed welfare facilities’ for Malta.

In the 1970s, Lady Juliet became the leading light in MIND and then her son William took over… William ended up as CEO of the Mental Health Act Commission, as Chair of an NHS Trust in Lancashire, with academic posts and also ran his own consultancy, who’s services were purchased by the NHS Trust of which William was Chair. William was obliged to resign as Chair when that became public; he died three weeks later, in 2011, in a fell walking accident. William was married to Helen, a psych Angel and they established a charidee that helps Poor Wimmin on the Indian sub-continent. See previous posts for details.

Serious organised crime. At least the Maltese have forced their Gov’t Ministers to resign over the past few days and their mates have been arrested…

He was approaching retirement when, in 1983, he was invited to become foundation professor of medicine and associate dean of the new Chinese University of Hong Kong. A member of his staff there reports that as director he never held departmental meetings but settled matters ‘face-to-face within his office or along the corridor’. Clinical ward rounds and bedside teaching were regular parts of his academic life in the University Hospital. He succeeded in gaining recognition for the Hong Kong MB BCh by the British General Medical Council, and played an important role in the establishment of the Hong Kong College of Physicians.

Meet Fat Pang, former MP for Bath who was given the job as Guv’nor of Hong Kong as a booby prize when he lost his Commons seat. Pang’s wife Lady Lavender helped C in the AAM when C was a Radical Young Thing in the AAM with Dafydd and Gwynne’s mate David Ennals, Mr Thrope and the rest of the crowd.

Don’t buy a Necklace from Peter Hain’s Bespoke Jewellery collection whatever you do, it’ll be a worse experience than Care and Counselling from a gang of sex offenders.

 

Wake up Britain. These people are not Nice Young Doctors, they are gangsters, they have gone all over the world and made links with other gangsters and they are an enormous threat to health and stability on a global level.

‘Ah did not have sexual relations with that woman’

I’ll just let Sir David Fell know that as soon as I arrived at the CRC Labs in Nottingham University, I noticed how badly his daughter Harriet was being treated by the fools and fuckwits who reigned there. I also overheard a conversation between the dreadful Sandra Gribben and Malcolm Pimm in which the Cunning Plan to force Harriet out of Nottingham Medical School was discussed. I thought it was appalling Sir David, so although you did sod all to protect me, I’m delighted to have dropped this bomb of a blog on the people who forced Harriet out a career and made her so unhappy.

BTW, if Harriet and the others who had to endure Pimm are reading, I’ll let you all know that the crusty, unpleasant, condemning old fart Pimm graduated from Liverpool University in the mid-1960s with a Third…

Malcolm ‘Just scraped through’ Pimm was something to do with Dafydd. It’s why I ended up having to tolerate the hopeless old bugger (who was party to Prof Robert Baldwin’s massive research fraud at the CRC) as my boss – after the Gang had used Hammersmith Hospital to ensure that I was offered a job by Baldwin that seemed to be just what I wanted – before I gave up and resigned.

Following his formal retirement in 1988, he returned to England. He maintained clinical and academic contacts in an honorary role at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School, as an adviser to the Regional Health Authority, and continued in private practice until 2004, when he finally withdrew to his home near Cambridge.

A jovial and outgoing man, his vigorous physical and sporting activities were little affected by a birth injury of hand and arm, and he played tennis to a high standard.

No premature disability or health inequalities for them, unless they grass on their colleagues in which case they are found dead. ‘Suicide’.

He died aged 90, two years after a stroke which had left him with frustrating dysphasia. He was survived by his wife Renée Audrey Jean née Thornton, their four children (Andrew, Sarah, Kate and Colin), and 11 grandchildren.

Harry Keen wrote this obituary of one of Gwynne’s Gangster Gang. Harry Keen is of course better known as Uncle Harry.

Gangsters Ed, people trafficking, drug dealing gangsters, as I have been maintaining for years, you indulged Primrose Hill-dwelling TOSSERS with your Radical Consciences.I saw what they were doing to the people in whom you were just not interested.

 

To begin at the beginning once more with cardiologist Alastair Hunter, Daddy Of St George’s Serious Organised Crime, who was joined in his Dept at St George’s by cardiologist Aubrey Leatham. Aubrey’s son, Edward Leatham, is a cardiologist based in Surrey and will know Vincent Marks and his colleagues:

Dr. Edward Leatham

Consultant Cardiologist and Physician

A Consultant Cardiologist and Physician with over 20 years experience in cardiology and internal medicine. He has been practicing Cardiology in Guildford since 1998 and was lead Clinician and R&D lead at The Royal Surrey County Hospital, where he established services including: 1 stop chest pain clinic, diagnostic angiography and pacing service, Transoesophageal echo, Stress echo perfusion, Cardiac MRI and most recently Cardiac CT.

He is Director and founder of the Surrey Cardiovascular Clinic and is one of four Guildford Cardiologists responsible for the NHS Guildford Coronary Care Unit (CCU), as well as Honorary Consultant at Frimley Park NHS Trust  and The Royal Brompton Hospital in London where he treats patients with angioplasty and coronary stents.

He is also co-founder of local charity Heart and Stroke Trust Endeavour (HASTE)

Main NHS appointment

Consultant Cardiologist Royal Surrey County Hospital.

When I worked in Surrey, there were some appalling cock-ups in the Royal Surrey County Hospital. They were kept quiet, even when one of them damaged a member of Vincent Marks’ team (not me but one of my colleagues); everyone discussed the obvious negligence behind closed doors but as their friends and families worked there no-one raised concerns. The staff of the Royal Surrey Hospital took part in the big cancer research fraud that was exposed in 1990 and resulted in the (presumed) suicide of Prof Tim McElwain. See ‘Reports Of Death Were Greatly Exaggerated’ and ‘Apocalypse Now’.

Edward Leatham can also be found on the BUPA website, on the Nuffield Health website and on the smashwords e book website. smashwords tells us that:

Edward Leatham is an interventional Cardiologist based in Guildford Surrey. Having studied Medicine at Cambridge and the London Hospital he started qualified in 1986 and after 5 years of training in internal medicine and Cardiology wrote his MD thesis on coronary disease and Thrombosis.

So Edward qualified at the London Hospital the year in which Dafydd’s people-trafficking partner in crime Brave Wendy was cleared of ‘clinical incompetence’! The entire London Hospital knew what the reality was behind that row; some medical students did not like what Brave Wendy was up to one bit but they’d have been finished if they’d raised concerns. After winning her battle, Brave Wendy became a member of the GMC and stayed there for years…

Edward has been practicing as a consultant interventional cardiologist since 1996 with an interest in coronary imaging to detect heart disease since 2002. Following a plaintiff appeal for more specialist equipment and space in Guildford Royal Surrey NHS Hospital the Heart and Stroke Trust Endeavour (HASTE) was launched by his patient Peter Hutley and the HASTE wing built to provide the people of Surrey with specialist Cardiac Imaging and Cardiac department. In 2012 with the help of Rock star (Queen) Roger Taylor and local lawyer Gerald Bland, HASTE Academy was launched as a resource to help raise awareness of common medical conditions linked to heart disease and stroke.

Roger Taylor from Queen! Edward Leatham has celeb friends!

Roger’s former colleague Freddie Mercury died from AIDS and was somehow connected to Dafydd’s Gang; Mercury either used services provided by the Gang in his bisexual swinging days or he was treated at the Mildmay Hospital in the East End. The Mildmay was converted into an AIDS hospice after Gwynne and Dafydd’s partner in crime in the East End, the Labour MP Peter Shore – his wife Liz Shore was Gov’t Deputy CMO and held senior roles re the postgrad training of Top Docs in London (see previous posts) – ordered Ken Clarke to open the coffers of the Dept of Health in 1987 Or Else. The boys who had been in the children’s homes in north Wales who were trafficked to London were dying from AIDS and the Mildmay hid them as they died. There was one high profile celeb who died there as well; I suspect Freddie Mercury. One of the Patrons of the Mildmay was/is Angie from EastEnders, Dirty Den’s wife, who in real life is married to Brian MaySee the source imagefrom Queen…  See ‘Apocalypse Now’. Peter Shore went to Quarry Bank School in Liverpool a la John Lennon… See previous posts.

I’m not going to discuss Roger Taylor’s rock network here or I’ll never finish, but this is interesting:

Roger Taylor was born on 26 July 1949 at West Norfolk & Lynn Hospital in King’s Lynn. The new maternity ward was opened by Princess Elizabeth (the future queen, Elizabeth II), where she was introduced to 16 new mothers including Winifred Taylor, his mother. Taylor first lived at 87 High Street in King’s Lynn, and later moved to Beulah Street in the town. Taylor’s first school was Rosebury Avenue school. Taylor moved to Truro, Cornwall, with his mother, father Michael and younger sister Clare. He briefly attended Truro Cathedral School; at the age of 13, he joined Truro School as a day boy. At the age of 15, Taylor became a member of the Reaction, a semi-professional rock band formed mainly of boys from Truro School.

Sir Patrick Vallance latterly of St George’s Hospital and now the UK Gov’ts Chief Scientist went to Truro School.

Taylor had originally learned guitar, but became a drummer when he realised he had a more natural aptitude for it. Taylor taught himself to tune his drums, inspired by Keith Moon of the Who because of the “great drums sounds” on the early Who records. Another key influence on Taylor was drummer Mitch Mitchell of the Jimi Hendrix Experience, whom, Taylor stated, was his early role model.

In 1967, Taylor went to London to study dentistry at the London Hospital Medical College – in the thick of Gwynne and Dafydd’s partner Gang – but he became bored with dentistry. He changed to biology and obtained a BSc at East London Polytechnic

Anyone for saving Badgers?Dr Dafydd Alun Jones

 

Now for a few more of the bastards who rode on the coat-tails of Gwynne and Dafydd’s mate Douglas Black.

The original members of the Black Committee, as well as Black, were Prof Peter Townshend (the LSE sociologist whom I have discussed previously on this blog, along with his wife, former Bristol MP Baroness Jean Corson), Prof Jerry Morris (a Top Doc who was one of Dafydd’s network, also discussed in previous posts; Jerry was the man who was responsible for many of the ideas associating ‘stress’ with heart disease which, by the time that I was at Hammersmith Hospital in 1987, other members of the Gang’s network were denouncing in our lectures as nonsense), Dr David Player, Margaret Whitehead and two senior civil servants ie. Peter Shore’s wife Dr Liz the People Trafficker and Prof Anthony Buller, who at the time of the Black Committee, was Gov’t Chief Scientist.

Dame Margaret McRae Whitehead DBE (born 28 September 1948) holds the W.H. Duncan chair in Public Health at the University of Liverpool. She heads the World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Policy Research on the Social Determinants of Health. Whitehead has published extensively on the effects of social equality on health and also the social consequences of chronic ill health. She has advised on Gov’t policy and has written reports for the WHO on tackling inequalities in health.

Margaret is also an Associate Editor for the Cochrane Public Health Review Group since 2008 and holds a visiting Professorship at the Karolinska Institute.

Whitehead was appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) in the 2016 New Year Honours for services to public health.

Longstanding research interests have been the assessment of policies and strategies to tackle inequalities in health and in health care. The current research programme that Margaret Whitehead leads focuses on the social dimensions of ill-health. In particular it traces social pathways to and from health inequalities and what this means for developing more effective health and social policy. The programme explores not only the social causes of ill health, but also the adverse consequences of having a chronic illness, such as reduced income and employment chances, social isolation and stigma in relation to specific tracer conditions. With international collaborators, her studies are looking at the ways in which health and social welfare systems themselves reduce or exacerbate the adverse consequences of ill-health and what can be done to improve the situation. Margaret is keenly involved in knowledge transfer: finding ways for research evidence to get to where it can be most useful in informing policy-making and public health practice.

Here’s a bit of info about Margaret as provided on her webpage at Liverpool University:

Photo of Prof Dame Margaret Whitehead

Prof Dame Margaret Whitehead DBE, PhD, FFPH, FMedScience

Personal Statement

I hold the W.H. Duncan Chair of Public Health in the Department of Public Health and Policy, where I lead the ‘Policy Research on Social determinants and Health Inequalities’ research group. My expertise is in public health, health inequalities, social epidemiology, health and social policy analysis, evidence synthesis.

My passionate interest over the past thirty years has been social inequalities in health – most especially what can be done to tackle them. To this end, I have served on every major inquiry on the subject from the updating of the Black Report in ‘the Health Divide’, to the Acheson Inquiry, the Review of Health Inequalities in England Post-2010. and the Senior Advisory Board of the WHO European Review of Social Determinants of Health and the Health Divide.

With UK and international colleagues, I am developing ways of assessing the health inequalities impact of complex social interventions and natural policy experiments to address the social determinants of health, as typified by the EU DEMETRIQ project, which I jointly co-ordinated, and the THRIVE project with Sweden, Denmark, Canada and the UK on the health inequalities impact of policies to extend working lives.

Since 2005, I have been Head of the World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre for Policy Research on Determinants of Health Equity, hosted in the Department of Public Health and Policy. Work for WHO encompasses a full range of issues, from ethics to action, including concepts and principles of equity for health, strategies for tackling social inequalities in health, and an initiative to develop indicators of policy progress.

I am also Co-Director of LiLaC: the Liverpool and Lancaster Universities Collaboration for Public Health Research, which is one of the eight institutional members of the NIHR School for Public Health Research (SPHR); Liverpool Lead for the NIHR Policy research Unit: the UK Public Health Research Consortium and Lead for the People Theme in the NIHR Health Protection Research Unit in Gastrointestinal Infections.

In 2014, I chaired the Independent Inquiry into Health Equity for the North of England (the Due North Report), commissioned by Public Health England, which sets out recommendations for Northern agencies to work together across sectors, as well as for central government to play its full part. Since then, I have been actively involved in initiatives with Public Health England to take forward the research agenda stemming from the Due North recommendations.

I was awarded a Damehood in the 2016 New Year Honours list for services to public healthDr Dafydd Alun Jones and in particular the field of health inequalities.

In 2018 I was selected by the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK as an ‘Outstanding ‘Woman in Medicine’ for the RCP’s celebratory exhibition of ‘women in medicine’

Margaret’s Prizes or Honours:

  • Selected by the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK as an ‘Outstanding ‘Woman in Medicine’ for the RCP’s celebratory exhibition of ‘women in medicine’ (Royal College of Physicians, 2018)
  • Alwyn Smith Award of the Faculty of Public Health of the Royal Colleges of Physicians for contribution to improving the health of the public. (Faculty of Public Health of the Royal Colleges of Physicians, 2018)
  • Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences (Academy of Medical Sciences , 2017)
  • Awarded a Damehood for services to public health, and in particular the field of health inequalities (Queen’s New Year’s Honours List, 2016)
  • Life Membership of the Society for Social Medicine for services to population health. (Society for Social Medicine, 2014)
  • Visiting Professorship, Karolinska Institute, 2013-16 (Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, 2013)
  • Fellowship of the Faculty of Public Health (Royal Colleges of Physicians, 2001)

It should be remembered that ‘The Health Divide’, the follow-up of Douglas Black’s 1980 Ground-breaking Report by Whitehead and others, was published in 1988, the year in which Tony Francis and the BMA were mobilising forces in collaboration with the CRC in an attempt to surround and outnumber me…

Here’s an extract from Hansard 2008, featuring Margaret and friends/colleagues – some of the names have starred in previous posts – all of whom Didn’t Know. By 2008, Dafydd’s colleagues had ensured that Merfyn’s wife Nerys didn’t survive a serious illness; Eric Hobsbawm’s pal Gordon was PM and Gordon was in the throes of an impressively vindictive campaign in an effort to remove Merfyn as VC of Bangor University:

Health Inequalities – Health Committee Contents

Witnesses


Thursday 13 March 2008
Dr Fiona Adshead, Deputy Chief Medical Officer and Chief Government Advisor on Health Inequalities, Mr Mark Britnell, Director General, Commissioning and System Management, and Ms Una O’Brien, Director of Policy and Strategy, Department of Health
Thursday 27 March 2008
Dr Anna Dixon, Acting Director of Policy, The King’s Fund, Professor Hilary Graham, Professor of Health Sciences, University of York, and Professor Margaret Whitehead, Professor of Public Health, University of Liverpool
Professor Kay-Tee Khaw, Professor of Clinical Gerontology, University of Cambridge, Professor Richard Wilkinson, Professor of Social Epidemiology, University of Nottingham, and Professor Sir Michael Marmot, Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, and Chairman, Commission on Social Determinants of Health
Thursday 3 April 2008
Dr Jacky Chambers, Director of Public Health, Heart of Birmingham Teaching PCT, Ms Alwen Williams, Chief Executive, Tower Hamlets PCT, and Mr David Stout, Director of PCT Network, NHS Confederation
Dr Paula Grey, Joint Director of Public Health, Liverpool PCT/Liverpool City Council, Mr Andy Hull, Divisional Manager, Public Protection and Regeneration, Liverpool City Council, and Mr Jamie Rentoul, Head of Strategy, Healthcare Commission
Wednesday 30 April 2008
Professor Ken Judge, University of Bath, Professor Mike Kelly, Director, Centre for Public Health Excellence, National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, and Professor Sally Macintyre, Director, MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit
Professor Edward Melhuish, Birkbeck, University of London, Director, National Evaluation of Sure Start, Ms Pauline Naylor, Programme Manager, Sure Start Barkerend Children’s Centre, Mr Richard Sharp, West Ham and Plaistow, New Deal for Communities, and Ms Frances Rehal, Director/Chief Executive Officer, Sure Start Millmead Children’s Centre
Thursday 22 May 2008
Professor Alan Maryon-Davis, President, Faculty of Public Health, Professor Julian Le Grand, Chair, Health England, and Dr Susan Jebb, Foresight Obesity Project
Mr Paul Jenkins, Chief Executive, Rethink, Ms Saranjit Sihota, Head of Public Policy, Diabetes UK, and Ms Deborah Arnott, Director, ASH
Thursday 5 June 2008
Dr Hamish Meldrum, Chairman of Council, British Medical Association, Professor Martin Roland, Director, National Primary Care Research and Development Centre, and Dr Julian Tudor Hart, retired GP and Research Fellow, University of Wales
Professor James Nazroo, Professor of Sociology, University of Manchester, Ms Margit Physant, Health Policy Adviser, Age Concern, and Mr Peter Baker, Chief Executive, Men’s Health Forum
Thursday 23 October 2008
Professor Peter C Smith, Professor of Health Economics, Professor Mark Sculpher, Professor of Health Economics, University of York, and Professor John Harris, Professor of Bioethics, University of Manchester
Ms Christine Bidmead, Health Visitor, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, Professor Kaye Wellings, Professor of Sexual and Reproductive Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and Professor Jane Sandall, Professor of Midwifery and Women’s Health, King’s College London
Wednesday 5 November 2008
Mr Jamie Oliver, Chef and Broadcaster
Thursday 6 November 2008
Mr Mike Eland, Director General of Enforcement and Compliance, HM Revenue and Customs, and Brodie Clark, Head of the Border Force, UK Border Agency
Mr Rob Ballantyne, Independent Planning and Health Consultant, and Mr Neil Blackshaw, Head, NHS London Healthy Urban Development Unit
Thursday 13 November 2008
Baroness Morgan of Drefelin, a Member of the House of Lords, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, and Noreen Graham, Deputy Director for the Pupil Well-being Health and Safety Unit, Department for Children, Schools and Families
Ms Gill Fine, Director of Consumer Choice and Dietary Health, and Mrs Rosemary Hignett, Head of Nutrition Division, Food Standards Agency
Wednesday 19 November 2008
Rt Hon Alan Johnson MP, Secretary of State, and Mr Hugh Taylor CB, Permanent Secretary, Department of Health

Hugh Taylor, the Permanent Secretary at the Dept of Health in 2008 when chaos and serious crime were the order of the day, aka Sir Hugh Henderson Taylor, KCB (born 22 March 1950) was educated at Brentwood School and Emmanuel College, Cambridge. Lord Tom King is an alumnus of Emmanuel College, Cambridge. Taylor began his Civil Service career at the Home Office in 1972. Taylor will remember Grocer Heath’s Home Secretary, 20 June 1970-18 July 1972, dear old Reggie Maudling. Reggie was on board with the Gang’s network of corrupt businessmen, including John Poulson, but was never forgiven by elements of the Gang after Harold Macmillan dispensed with the services of Gwynne and Dafydd’s mate Selwyn Lloyd as Chancellor of the Exchequer in the Night of the Long Knives and replaced him with Reggie. Reggie was forced to resign as Home Secretary after his role in Poulson’s business empire became public. Reggie developed a major booze problem and Ah the doctors couldn’t help him, despite being, as ever, wonderful. Reggie died in the care of the Gang’s network at the Royal Free Hospital on 14 Feb 1979, when Mr Thrope was awaiting trial.

In May or June 1999, the dead body of Reggie’s son William was found at the bottom of a tower block in north London. Although it was known to be Reggie’s son, the death was not made public for two or three weeks. A helpful copper explained to the media that Reggie’s son had enjoyed the best of beginnings, had gone to Westminster School, become an accountant, but heroin had ruined him Sarge, ooh he ended up in the gutter and now it’s come to this. I’d like to know the truth behind William’s decline and death because had I ever been found dead, a great many lies would have been told about me.

At the time of his death, William Maudling’s sister Caroline – who had when young been a sort of Yoof Journo for the BBC – was living in South Africa.

Hugh Taylor was working in the Civil Service under the Grocer when the lunch at the Clarence in Bridgwater with Thatch was enjoyed in 1973 or 74… Tom King was the MP for Bridgwater who knew that my grandfather was still alive and railing against Edward du Cann. du Cann’s chances of becoming PM were blown in 1974 when the DTI admitted to the dreadful business practices of Lonrho, du Cann, Tiny Rowland et al and the Grocer denounced them as the unacceptable face of capitalism. I don’t know if the lunch at the Clarence took place before or after when those behind the scenes knew that it was all over for du Cann’s PM-ambitions, I haven’t been able to date that lunch exactly. Other people know because they’ve been sending me info but no-one’s told me the precise date, although I was still at Chedzoy School, so I know roughly when it was…

Chedzoy School with the dreadful Headmistress Mrs Fels and her drunken abusive husband Dominic aka Drunken Lisa, who were both part of an organised abuse ring in Tom King’s constituency, as discussed in previous posts.

Hugh Taylor joined the Dept of Health in 1998, when Dobbo was Secretary of State. Dobbo Of Camden may have looked like Father Christmas but the wicked old bugger knew much about Dafydd and Gwynne’s partners in crime in Yorkshire as well as Camden and Dobbo knew about their crime at least as long ago as the 1970s. Dobbo’s constituency of Holborn and St Pancras contained many of those who had been forced into sex work or rendered destitute by the Gang’s accomplices; if I knew they were there, I’m not sure how Dobbo missed them. See previous posts eg. ‘The Most Dangerous Man In The World – Part IV’.

Dobbo succeeded Lena Jeger in his Commons seat. Lena was a Strong Woman in the days when the accepted term was a Formidable Woman and dated back to the heyday of the Labour Party with the old lefties like Footie. In 1948 Lena married Dr Santo Jeger, a GP – one of Uncle Harry’s mates, one of those who founded the Socialist Medical Association and who was an alumnus of University College, Cardiff – who was MP for St Pancras South East, 1945-50, then Holborn and St Pancras, 1950-53. The Jegers were part of the Good Old Days of Gwynne and Dafydd’s business enterprise when Bertrand Russell, Sir Clough and their other mates in the Croesor area were not yet a collection of old crocks. See previous posts for info on Lena and Santo, who were Committed To The Poor, although Lena still managed to not take the sex workers dossing in the worst accommodation in her constituency not too seriously when Campaigning.

Here’s Information On Lena From A Secret File:

 

Hugh Taylor was Permanent Secretary at the Dept of Health between 2006 and 2010, when the Top Docs of the Walton Centre realised that Nerys just had to die. I was unlawfully refused all NHS care myself when Hugh was Permanent Secretary. Although that did mean that they couldn’t murder me on the operating table, they’d have to carry on trying to run me off the road at high speed. Taylor retired as Permanent Secretary on 31 July 2010, to become Chair of Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust in February 2011. He was also enlisted as the interim Chair of Christie Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in March 2014 after Lord Keith Bradley resigned. The law had to be changed to permit Taylor to be a Non-Executive Director of two NHS Trusts at the same time, so someone really wanted Hugh Taylor in those jobs. Hugh who has concealed so much crime, patient harm and deaths. Hugh is also a Trustee of the Nuffield Trust, one of the biggest funders for academic research, lest anyone forget that Fings Break. In 2015 Sir Hugh took up the post as independent Chair of the Accelerated Access Review for bringing innovative medical technologies to NHS patients.

 

The Gang’s Liverpool/Birkenhead network, of which Cherie and Miranda made use –

Michael carr – death – high court cases re the Gang n me – correlate dates, deaths etc

Crosby – Wirral – the professionals who were part of dafydd’s network – Birkenhead – the targets of the gang

George Barrington Porter (11 June 1939-3 November 1996) was a British lawyer and Conservative Party politician.

Educated at Birkenhead School and the University of Oxford, he trained as a solicitor and was a partner and later a consultant at Fanshaw Porter & Hazlehurst Solicitors in Birkenhead. .

Porter contested a number of seats before he found success. He fought a by-election for Liverpool Scotland in 1971, Newton in the February 1974 general election, and Chorley in October 1974.

He was first elected at the 1979 general election as Member of Parliament (MP) for Bebington and Ellesmere Port. After boundary changes for the 1983 election, he was returned for the new constituency of Wirral South.

His death in 1996, after suffering from cancer, eliminated the majority of one enjoyed by the government of John Major in the House of Commons, and the consequent February 1997 by-election was won by Labour‘s Ben Chapman.

A caricature of Porter hangs in the lounge bar of the Cask and Glass Public House in Victoria, London.

Sir George Malcolm Thornton FRSA (born 3 April 1939) is a British Conservative politician.

He was educated at Wallasey Grammar School and later attended Liverpool Nautical College.

Thornton was first elected to Parliament in the 1979 general election, winning the marginal seat of Liverpool Garston from Labour’s Eddie Loyden. In the early 1980s, however, all seats were re-organised with the new boundaries set to come in at the next election. Liverpool Garston would lean strongly towards Labour, so Thornton sought a safer seat in Crosby, just outside Liverpool. However, following the death of Sir Graham Page in 1981, Shirley Williams, a former Labour Cabinet minister who had founded the centrist SDP a few months earlier, won the seat. That by-election had been held at the zenith of Margaret Thatcher‘s unpopularity; however, after that the economy returned to growth and Britain won the Falklands War, so Thatcher called an election in 1983 which was a Tory landslide. Thornton regained the seat, while Eddie Loyden won a redrawn Garston for Labour. However, by 1997, the Conservatives were deeply unpopular and Thornton lost, by a surprisingly wide margin to Labour’s Claire Curtis-Tansley.

In 2007, Sir Malcolm Thornton became the 4th and current Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of the Board of Governors for Liverpool John Moores University.

Sir Malcolm Thornton
4th Pro-Chancellor of Liverpool John Moores University
Assumed office
2007
Preceded by Cdre. Rod Walker DL
Member of Parliament
for Crosby
In office
9 June 1983 – 1 May 1997
Preceded by Shirley Williams
Succeeded by Claire Curtis-Thomas
Member of Parliament
for Liverpool Garston
In office
3 May 1979 – 9 June 1983
Preceded by Eddie Loyden
Succeeded by Eddie Loyden
Wirral Metropolitan Borough Councillor
for North Liscard-Upper Brighton Street
In office
12 April 1973 – 3 May 1979
Preceded by Council Created
Succeeded by B. Nottage
Majority 2,287 (55.2%)
Leader of Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council
In office
1974–1977
Preceded by Bill Whitehurst
Succeeded by Harry Deverill
Personal details
Born 4 March 1939 (age 80)
Nationality British
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s) Rosemary, Lady Thornton

 

Lord Lester’s pile of shit

include and expand on details of mikardo, eric moonman – ‘Britain In Agony’

lord lester was a junior of Elwyn-jones

that Hobsbawm book and the names of the guilty within

any dates etc re Michael carr??

still to do – the Cardiff and vale crowd

Cardiff univ – Elwyn-jones president in 1970 – bill bevan was principal – 1981-82 – all those overseas students studying education at Cardiff

An Absolute Dis-Grace

info from Dirty Rotten Scoundrels –

highlight dates, cover-ups

robyn williams

nerys owen

dis-grace etc

kevin brennan et al

GARETH THOMAS – atlantic Chambers – John Kay???

bertalot – that timetable

the en masse forgery of docs

MDU

dilys

Jeremy corson – mansel aylward

north wales health authority – elfed – enid – Higson

Robert owens house – pic! colwyn bay crowd

simon leesons Leeds colleagues – Richard Kneale link

jayne Wynn – Savile – Malcolm Pearce – kerr haslam

shroff

david williams

gren

david williams

dee link to gren

21 Sep 2017 – The man behind the DWP’s Work Capability Assessment Given top job by Labour AM
Shame on Labour AM Julie James Minister for Skills & Science inviting Mansel Aylward to be new Chair of @lshubwales Life Sciences Hub Wales in a huge insult to disabled people . Mansel Aylward, the guy behind the much hated and discredited DWP’s Work Capability Assessment (WCA). More info here       Mansel Aylward introduced the WCA when Chief Medical Officer of the DWP. He was an early advocate of the “biopsychosocial model” of disability on which the WCA is based. Julie James must know that hundreds or thousands of people have died after being found “fit to work” by the deeply flawed WCA, which has caused so much suffering and destitution to disabled people in Wales.

MANSEL n DAFYDD SCAMS

 

Elwyn-Jones?? that rigged case – all involved!

We Are Not Bloody Well Having It

This post supplies additional information on those who have starred in recent posts and their network, that further nails the lie that the actions of this lot were anything to do with Saving The NHS, Helping The Poor or indeed Opposing Others Who’s Politics They Found Abhorrent.

Colm – refresh – we’re not bloody well having it

Bill Dunn

Bill Dunn COHSE (1927-1983)

Bill Dunn COHSE Hanwell Ambulanceman was born in Liverpool on 8 March 1927. He died of cancer on St Patrick’s Day 17 March 1983 at the age of 56.

brown – bates n threats

Anyone who met Bill could not fail to admire his courage and fighting spirit. There were many occasions during his life when he needed a considerable amount of both. One of a family of six, he was orphaned by the age of three and spent his childhood in Dr Barnardo’s Homes or with foster parents. It was during the time that he lived in Dr Barnardo’s that he first learned about socialism and the trade union movement from no less a person than one of Labour’s first women MPs, Bessie Braddock, who was a regular visitor.

DAFYDD!

Julie Morgan – all stops pulled out

Bill joined the Royal Marines at the age of sixteen, under a special arrangement with Dr Barnardo’s

comment – Beck

and saw active service in various parts of the world during his fourteen years’ service. He enjoyed the comradeship but hated the system. He had a strong dislike for what he regarded as petty rules and regulations. In fact, while in the marines he was promoted to the rank of lance corporal no less than six times, but, as Bill put it, ‘I got busted every time’. Bill suffered further personal tragedies during the war when he lost one brother on active service and another in a submarine accident in Liverpool Bay.

After leaving the armed services, Bill worked for a time with the Shell Oil company, traveling all over the world. Then he worked in a number of jobs before joining the London Ambulance Service in 1968. Such was his energy that, on his leaving an agent job to work for a plant hire firm, three men were taken on in his place.

Bill met his wife, Maureen, in1964 They were married in 1966 and had two daughters, Alison, now sixteen, and Claire, now thirteen.

I first met Bill when he attended the No. 6 Regional Council meeting in October, 1975, as delegate for Park Royal Branch. Within a few months he had formed a branch of COHSE at Hanwell Ambulance Station, Ealing, London which went on to become one of the biggest branches in the region. Bill was elected Regional Vice-Chairman in 1978, and Regional Chairman one year later, in 1979, a position he held until his death.

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He was totally committed to socialism and the trade union movement, and made it clear that as Regional Chairman he expected to be involved with branches’ problems. He travelled all over the region, giving support to members who needed it.

He was also active in the CND movement

and took a special interest in mentally handicapped children.

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It was absolutely typical of Bill to fight his last fight with the same courage as he had fought all his life – his way, head on. He refused to hide or run away. He attended every rally organised in the region during the last pay campaign,

although obviously he was in considerable pain and had difficulty in breathing. I remember suggesting to Bill on one occasion that I should hire a taxi to take him to the rallying point rather than walk. I will not repeat exactly what his reply was, suffice to say my Regional Chairman left me in no doubt that he intended to walk.

It is easy to feel despondent about the loss of someone who was so strong and seemed so indestructible, but to give up the struggle for all the things Bill believed in is just unthinkable. Rest in peace, brother. Your fight goes on.

(Tribute by Pat McGinley,
COHSE No. 6 North West Thames & Oxford Regional Secretary.)

NOTE
Bill Dunn was one of the most important COHSE lay activists and showed great leadership especially, during the 1979 Ambulance Strike when his house and car were attacked by those opposed to the strike and he was also attacked by those on the ultra left, who condemned his insistence on “Emergency Cover” during the strike.

violent tactics on both sides – NHS workers!!! comment

His support for nuclear disarmament at national COHSE conference was key in securing COHSE’s conference support

Dr Dafydd Alun Jones

A Trophy the Mallinson – Dunn Trophy is awarded annual, since 1984, to an ambulance man or women for recognition of their work in COHSE now UNISON

See the source image

A garden at the front of Hanwell Ambulance Station is dedicated to his memory

Note on COHSE Hanwell/Ealing branch: The Hanwell branch under Bill, included Ealing and Hillingdon Hospital at one time in the late 1970s. Hillingdon Hospital not reforming a branch until 1982 under Mike Lee a COHSE nursing Auxiliary (who later went onto the Football Association and European Football association fame)

Mike Lee

UEFA.com:

Former UEFA communications director Mike Lee passes away

Mike Lee, UEFA’s director of communications and public affairs between 2000 and 2004, has passed away at the age of 61.

Mike Lee was UEFA's director of communications and public affairs from 2000 to 2004

UEFA is deeply saddened to hear of the death of its former director of communications and public affairs, Mike Lee. The vastly experienced communications expert, who was 61, served European football’s governing body under President Lennart Johansson from 2000 to 2004,

Mike Lee bagged that role at a Sensitive Time for so many:

making a crucial and invaluable contribution to developing UEFA’s communications activities – not only at a time of major changes within the organisation as it modernised its structures, but also during a period of constant development within European football.

He was the key figure in the establishment of the UEFA New Media SA company as UEFA embraced digital technology at the start of the new millennium, in particular through the launch of the UEFA.com website in 2001.

Mike Lee went on to work as director of communications and public affairs for London’s successful bid for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games.

How could we ever forget those events?

Dame Tessa Jowell, pictured here with former British Prime Minister Tony Blair and London 2012 Olympic Village Mayor Sir Charles Allen, helped bring the 2012 Olympic Games to London:

Dame Tessa Jowell, pictured here with former British Prime Minister Tony Blair and London 2012 Olympic Village Mayor Sir Charles Allen, helped bring the 2012 Olympic Games to London ©Getty Images

danny boyle – commentary

comments here

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He was involved in a number of bid campaigns in a variety of sports, and also served as a media strategist for the English Premier League from 1994 to 2000. At the time of his passing, Mike Lee was chairman of VERO, a strategic sports communications company that he launched in 2006…

 

Then Michael Walker 1983-1991) and now Florence Portugal (1992-

LOOK UP

Marion Way (NUPE Ambulance steward at Hillingdon, London Ambulance Service first women convenor and Labour Councillor, won the Mallinson-Dunn Trophy after it was adopted by UNISON)

Marion Way –

Pictures of the 1989-90 Ambulance dispute in Hillingdon (Marion Way NUPE Ambulance Steward) in Uxbridge town centre collecting signatures, on the front line at Hillingdon ambulance station, lastly army ambulance at Hillingdon Hospital

‘In November 1989 Ambulance crews at Hillingdon, Heathrow and Pinner were suspended during the Ambulance pay dispute of 1989-1990. They had refused to cover non-emergency calls as did 68 other London stations. All were suspended and police and army were brought in to cover both emergency and non-emergency. However, suspended ambulance crews continued to provide an emergency service with a dedicated phone line/ Including a plea from staff at mount Vernon to take a severely injured car crash victim to Charring Cross Hospital. The first local Army ambulance was used in Pinner on November 13th. The staff maintained a vigil at Hillingdon Ambulance station as well as collecting signatures in Uxbridge town centre.
The Ambulance staff had huge public support and the campaign was well run by union leader Roger Poole of NUPE. The success of which helped in securing at least a partial victory on pay and a rare defeat for the Conservatives’

COMMENT – and pic of major winnning

Local Stewards
Marion Way (NUPE)
John Drewery (COHSE)

what was at stake – the Gang – me at St George’s at the time -DATES  Chris Hunter DATES – HIGH COURT

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EXACT DATES??

Duncan Nichol – NHS CEO –

Sir Duncan Kirkbride Nichol CBE (born 30 May 1941) is a British hospital administrator who was the third Chief Executive of the National Health Service Management Executive from 1989 to 1994.[1]

He was born in Bradford, Yorkshire, to James Nichol and Mabel Kirkbride.[2] He was educated at Bradford Grammar School and the University of St Andrews in Fife, Scotland.[1] He joined the NHS in 1963 as a graduate trainee, and worked his way up in St Thomas’s Hospital and Manchester Royal Infirmary, from senior administrative assistant to regional general manager of the Mersey Regional Health Authority.[3] He has been Chairman of the Academy for Healthcare Science, Her Majesty’s Courts Service, Skills for Justice, the Parole Board for England and Wales and Synergy Healthcare. He is a director of Deltex Medical Group.[4]

He was a non-executive director of the Christie Hospital from 2008 and deputy chairman from 2009 until 2012, when he was appointed Chair of the Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.[5]

He was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 1989 New Year Honours and knighted in the 1993 New Year Honours.

 

Duncan as seen on the website of Crime and Justice Studies:

Speech, 14 Dec 2006: Who should we release: a matter of public confidence?

By  Professor Sir Duncan Nichol

 

Health Service Journal, 6 August 2012:

  • WORKFORCE: The foundation trust has appointed former NHS chief executive Sir Duncan Nichol to be its new chair, it reported last week.

Sir Duncan will join the board in November from cancer specialist FT the Christie, where he has been a non-executive director since 2008 and deputy chairman since 2009.

According to a statement issued by the Countess, he joined the NHS in 1963 as a graduate trainee, working his way up from senior administrative assistant to regional general manager of the Mersey Regional Health Authority and ultimately to NHS chief executive from 1989-1994.

“Since retiring from that role,” it adds “he has served on a variety of public and private sector boards, including Chairman positions at the Academy for Healthcare Science, Her Majesty’s Courts Service, Skills for Justice, the Parole Board for England and Wales and Synergy Healthcare.  Sir Duncan also has a wealth of international health consultancy experience from assignments in Europe, South America and the Middle East.”

He takes over from retiring chairman Sir Jim Sharples, who has served in the role since the Countess achieved foundation status in 2005.

REMEMBER CHESTER – ELLA, – the ring, the chester branch of CHE, abortions etc Grosvenor Nuffield – peter morrison – duke of westminster

 

Bill took the much photographed delegation from Ealing to TUC Conference in 1982 during the 12% campaign. Also spoke at LSE in 1982

1982 – LOOK UP – thatch n falklands

COHSE London Ambulance Service branch (699) established November 1964
Branch Chairman Bert Conaway, 10 Silver Walk, Rotherhithe (ex docker for 15 years) Ted King (Secretary) 16 St Stephen’s, Bow (ex bus driver) both worked at West Smithfield Ambulance Station (known as Whisky Station – from their radio call signal) since 1962.
First COHSE LAS branch meeting held at Hop Pole Pub, Gambia Street, S1 on 17th December 1964 (with 80 members)

more on bill dunn here

https://warwick.ac.uk/services/library/mrc/explorefurther/speakingarchives/workingforhealth/

Presented here are extracts from interviews with former and current union activists who worked in hospitals and related services before and after the creation of the National Health Service in 1948. They were conducted by Mick Carpenter of the University of Warwick sociology department between 1979 and 1984 as part of his research for ‘Working for health’ (Lawrence & Wishart, 1988), his history of the Confederation of Health Service Employees (COHSE) and its predecessors. Together they chart the developments in health care and the lot of health workers through about sixty years. They can be heard in their entirety from the relevant descriptions in our on-line catalogue. You can also view ‘All for one, one for all‘, a video history of COHSE for which Carpenter was the historical consultant.

Bill Dunn, ambulanceman, interviewed in 1982

Bill Dunn was born in Liverpool on 8 March 1927. Having served in the Royal Marines and worked in the oil industry, he joined the London Ambulance Service in 1968. He later became secretary of the COHSE branch at Hanwell ambulance station in Ealing and vice-chairman and chairman of Number Six region in 1978 and 1979 respectively. He held the latter position until his death on 16 March 1983.

, I worked as a . . . I was a Royal Marine for a number of years, regular Royal Marine, and then went into working on the oil business, where I become an activist, and . . .

4. MC: Was this in the North Sea?

5. BD: No, before the North Sea ever was thought of. I was down to go on one rig called the ‘Sea Gen’ and that as you know collapsed, but before then they’d offered me a job in pipelines so I never got to actually go on the rig, you know, and it collapsed with a few of my friends on it, but, you know, like I say just the luck of the draw. Maybe somebody up there does like me after all! Then I met my wife at 38 years of age and decided the time for trotting around the world was all over and that I should settle down, and if you’re going to have kids I believe you should be with them, and try and give them the right values in life and let them see that family life is a matter of two people living together in some sort of harmony and having the right principles and to teach your children that. So I looked around for a job to keep me at home and to give me a certain amount of standing in the community I suppose, you know, I could’ve took any big-paying job or . . . I was fairly qualified as a plant hire and one or two other things, but I felt I wanted to do something that was worthwhile, you know. So I become an ambulance man and that is where I am to this day and wouldn’t want to change it really.

6. MC: That’s great. Did you have any. . . was there any trade unionism or politics in your family at all, or?

7. BD: Well no, I was an orphan really. I was brought up in Dr Barnardo’s, and my first introduction into politics was by a lady by the name of Bessie Braddock, I don’t know if you remember her, and her husband Jack, and they used to be governors of the school, of the Dr Barnardo’s.

8. MC: You come from Liverpool?

9. BD: That’s right, yes. And they used to come and visit quite frequently and they kind of take [took] a fancy to me and my brothers and sisters and they used to take us out fairly regular. And quite often those days out would be to miners’ galas or dock workers’ re-unions or something like that you know, and we pretty soon realised that, you know, the value of the trade union movement and the value of the labour movement and it become my life, you know. It was something, I respected both of them I knew their principles were beyond reproach, and I just admired them and respected them and I thought well, that’s not a bad way to live your life, trying to do something else for somebody else, or the strong looking after the weak, you know. And that’s how I saw it as a kid, you know, and I suppose I’ve been committed ever since.

10. MC: That’s interesting . . .

Transcript of interview of Bill Dunn by Mick Carpenter (MSS.229/6/C/CO/9)

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11. BD: No, I don’t remember my father or my mother, and my brothers, three of them were regular soldiers or sailors and they were killed during the war and so they had no politics you know. But during my service with the Royal Marines I was one day on a kit inspection , they also had a locker inspection and they found a Labour Party card in there, you know, when I was a fully paid up member. I was quickly run up in front of the commanding officer and told “get your arse out of this”, you know, that “we don’t want you subversive commies in here”. Well, I didn’t drop out of the Labour party, I had to give him an assurance that I would, and. . .

12. MC: How long were you in the army?

13. BD: In the Royal Marines. . .

14. MC: In the, sorry, in the Royal Marines, oh dear, you’ll kick me out the house!

15. BD: Eighteen years altogether, from boy service, you know, but . . .

16. MC: That’s quite a common thing isn’t it? To go from the orphanage into the armed forces.

17. BD: Oh yes, well, you’re well institutionalised, you know, and you can stand it better than most, you’re maybe the best kind of person to be in that kind of situation, you know, ‘cause you’re not always looking over your shoulder for your mammy, you’re your own man, you know.

18. MC: So you didn’t really choose it as much as it was kind of, or am I wrong?

19. BD: I did choose it, no, I did choose it. I chose to be in the Irish Guards because my eldest brother was an Irish Guardsman. And, just as I was walking to join them that morning, I had to cross the Haymarket in Liverpool to get to St John’s Street, where all the recruiting offices are, and I see this guy striding across the Haymarket in a lovely navy blue suit, you know, and big red sash across his chest, and I said to him, “excuse me, where’s the recruiting office for the Irish Guards?” “up there laddy” he said, you know, and I said “what are you?” and he said, “I’m a Royal Marine.” And the way he said it, that changed me, you know, I wanted to be a Royal Marine, and again that was something else in my life I never regretted, you know, though at the same time that was what made me a pacifist, that’s what made me an ardent supporter of nuclear disarmament, that’s what made me a total supporter of peace at any price, you know, and I believed that, I believed that, now I believe that fighting for war is like screwing for virginity, you know, you can’t do it.

20. MC: Did you see any active service at all?

21. BD: Well, quite a lot, yes. I was in Burma, I was in Korea, Borneo, Suez, Cyprus, Kenya.

22. MC: Quite a bit. . .

23. BD: Quite a few. I was also mentioned in dispatches twice for acts outside of the normal run of the mill things, you know. Someone’s got to get it, I suppose, and they dish it out of a hat, but I was quite proud to get them at the time, you know, but napalm really made me a confirmed pacifist.

24. MC: That was in, what, Malaya?
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25. BD: That was in Korea.

26. MC: Korea rather, I see. I didn’t realise they used it as early as that.

27. BD: That’s right, yeah, the back end of Korea it was first used. When you see villages, you know, where they bounced to try and wipe out the position of the other side, you know, and the bombs would just carry on bouncing straight over on to a village or to where there was a load of civilians who had no part to play at all other than to keep out the way, you know. And there was kids burnt and women and all of that business, well then if that doesn’t make you a pacifist, if that doesn’t make you totally opposed to war, then nothing will in my book, you know. And shortly after Korea, I come out, [19]53, I was, I just, I had the option and I came out, and ever since then I’ve been [a] pacifist.

28. MC: Is that one reason why you went into the Health Service in particular or?

29. BD: No I don’t think so. I don’t think that really, at that stage, or at the stage where I was making up my mind to become an ambulanceman. I think I just basically just wanted a job that had some contact with other people, and if, you know, on the way along you could’ve done them a bit of good, well then that was the kind of job I wanted, you know, I could just as easy considered being a bus driver or a bus conductor to be with other people, but I felt the ambulanceman, you know, there was going to be some reward in the job. There wasn’t much financial reward, you know, I think I joined and it was twelve pound fifteen shillings a week and I used to spend that on a night out, you know, and twice as much as that, but we struggled by and we got by, we’ve, I don’t think we’ve ever regretted it.

30. MC: What part of the country was this?

31. BD: This was in London, I joined, we lived in Golder’s Green at that time and I joined from there, you know. That was about sixteen year[s] ago. So, I’m getting to be an old hand at it now, or I’m getting quite used to it.

32. MC: When did you join the union, which union did you, I mean how did you get involved in trade unionism in the ambulance service, did you carry it from you from the oil rig or. . .

33. BD: Well, I knew I had to belong to a trade union, not that there was a closed shop at that stage, or anything like that. But I knew that basically because I was me, I would want to belong to the current trade union or one of the current trade unions – there’s four in the Health Service. So I decided, while I was doing my training, to wait until I got to my main station and see what union the majority of them were in, and then make up my mind what union to join, you know. And as luck would have it I got to Park Royal station where it was 95% COHSE1 so I joined COHSE right away, you know. And, I decided that I wouldn’t be an activist, you know, I couldn’t see the need for me to be an activist at that station, they were fairly well breached with shop stewards and there was a couple of very hardened people there, like Bob Simpkin and Jim O’Brien, who was an executive member of this union at the end. And so there was no real need for me to become a total activist, while I did get involved, you know, I never actively become a shop steward or anything like that. And I enjoyed the work I was doing and, you know, and things didn’t seem too bad. And then I moved to Greenford station, and I was quite appalled at Greenford station because there were some of them there were in the Federation of Ambulance Personnel, there was 1 Confederation of Health Service Employees
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one of them in NUPE2, there were another couple in Transport and General3, and out of the fourteen, I think there was about seven unions involved, you know, and it was obvious they were ripe for a rip off. And I was the only COHSE member there, you know, and I spoke to them, I said, “this is crackers, you know, what we got to do is all get in one union and be solid so’s we can kind of, if anything does happen to us we’ve got the chance to battle against it, you know, as one body”. So nobody wanted to change, obviously, you know, and nobody, I certainly wouldn’t have left COHSE having joined, so I could understand their point of view. Although FAP4 was on the failing side then, you know, it had already started to fall to pieces. So eventually the guy I was working with, I suppose he got pissed off with me, opps, I shouldn’t have said that should I?

34. MC: It’s alright, don’t worry!

35. BD: I suppose he got browned off with me forever talking about COHSE, and why it was a good thing and how it was Health Service union and, you know, we should eventually consider it, he joined. And then another guy joined so there was three of us, you know, and then the management mounted a little attack on the station, because they wanted to add another line on the rota, and I said “well look this is what I been frightened. . .

36. MC: What’s another line?

37. BD: It means that, you know, your rota will change, your hours of working will change and what they wanted to do was at the end of our nine week rota add another week of days, which would’ve altered all our leave entitlements and everything else, you know. So I said to the guys and the girls up there I said, “this is what I’ve been scared of, and now here we are, you know, we’re all factions and we’re not going to get anywhere, you know, we’re going to have no head to fight for us like, you know”, and I said “we’re going to be beat”. Anyway we all had a, we had a meeting, a station meeting, you couldn’t call it a union meeting, you know, and we just thrashed it out. And they all decided they’d all join one union and then the argument become what union, you know, I said “well, you know, this is my sticking point, I can’t join anything but COHSE”, I said “I’m the oldest hand here, you know, I’ve been in the service the longest”, I said “and, you know I’d be throwing away a lot of benefits”, I said, “but you who are in NUPE and that, you’ve only been in two or three years, you know, you’re not going to lose the same things.” So eventually, at the end of the day, they all joined COHSE.

38. MC: And that was the major reason for the shift?

39. BD: That was the major reason, yes.

40. MC: Not particular loyalty to one union representing one point of view. . .

41. BD: No, no, there’s very little loyalty, I find, in the Health Service, to a union. I find the health workers are more loyal to the branch secretaries. They look at the branch secretary, and if he’s strong and if he’s got a bit of charisma about him and if he’s the man who’s doing the job, and if he’s keeping the management off the backs of his members, well that’s the union they join, you know. And they openly called it at my hospital Bill Dunn’s union, you know. Now, I don’t agree with that and I think it’s wrong, you know, but if that’s how

they can identify with the union, and if the branch secretary is sound and he’s a good trade unionist himself, well then maybe it’s not a bad thing. It certainly keeps him on his toes because he knows if he starts letting them down they’re going to go somewhere else. And I find this is one of the problems in the Health Service, that they quickly go to other unions, you know, if they’re not getting their own way.

42. MC: It’s a question of why the branch secretaries join particular unions, then, isn’t it?

43. BD: That’s right. It think it’s why a branch secretary keeps banging his head against a wall, you know, there’s got to be something more than just a union, because it’s easier for him to change, you know. It has been done, branch secretaries, you know, in this area, have left COHSE gone into NUPE, caused us no end of trouble, but, you know . . .

44. MC: ‘cause ambulance personnel – not just men ‘cause it [laugh] . . .

45. BD: . . .that’s right . . .

46. MD: . . I mean they’re . . . can I use the word “notorious” for swapping, aren’t they? Is that wrong?

47. BD: Well it used to be more than it is now. At one stage of the game they would swap for the most ridiculous of reasons, you know: the wrong word from a regional officer or an area officer’d take a whole station out of one union and put it in the other, you know, and the guy wouldn’t even know what he’d said, or he didn’t even have to say it, they’d only have to think he was implying it and they’d be out, you know. But while I was a convener for the ambulance service, we formed, or we got the management to agree to a membership qualification, that you had to be a member of a union to become a member of [?a unit] and I must admit that has slowed it down an awful lot, that stopped the chopping and changing and it makes it more easier to deal. But again I think, in that situation, in the ambulance situation, again it goes with the branch secretary, you know, if the branch secretary gets browned off with the union and he changed, like, you know, I’m convinced that – and I don’t say this big headedly – but I think if I walked into my station tomorrow and I said “look what COHSE’s done to us, bang, bang, bang, I’m going to join NUPE”, that station would follow me, you know, because they know I won’t let them down, they know I wouldn’t, you know, take them along the bad road. There’s no way of me doing that like, let me first qualify that, you know, no way can I do that, ‘cause I’m committed to COHSE, I believe in COHSE, I believe, I’d like to see it a little more left-wing, I think it’s a bit too on the right, but – a lot too much on the right – but, basically their ideas are sound, you know.

48. MC: But that’s more than just benefits, now, presumably. I mean it started. . . you mean loyalty has grown, that belief, like, in industrial unions. . .

49. BD: Oh yeah. I think, I think, are you talking about me or?. . .

50. MC: Yes, you, yes. . .

51. BD: Me, I’ve always been loyal to COHSE, I’ve never, from the day one I joined, that was me, I was going to stay in COHSE then, no matter what, till I left the service, because I for one don’t believe in changing unions, changing my union, I believe in changing the union I belong to. I believe that is very important, otherwise why the hell belong. You know, I’ve built up a strong branch because I want to be a powerful figure at conference, I want to
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have my words listened to, I don’t want any national officer being so strong that he can say to me “shut your mouth, sit down, you’ve got fifty members, what are you talking about?” They can’t say that to me, I’ve got over eight hundred, you know, I’m a big branch. So, you know, within reason people have a listen to what I say, and I think we’ve done as much good in the union as anyone else, you know, I think we’ve argued against, we’ve turned the executive over with some of our attacks at conference, you know.

52. MC: For example . . .

53. BD: Well, one I really remember was, I think we had about sixty, seventy-odd members at the time, you know, and it meant that I was putting into this union about two or three quid a week on travelling, you know. I don’t mind that, but Bob Farthing come up with this grand plan that each branch would pay its own affiliation fees. Well, I wanted to affiliate to the Labour Party, I also wanted to affiliate to the trades council, but if I’d have had to do it, it would have been Bill Dunn paying it, you know because I had a small branch and had very little returns coming back from the union. So, you know, and I think to be honest, you work harder with a small branch because you’re out every day trying to get new members, you know, trying to get your 150 so’s you can have two delegates to the regional conference. You’re always chasing members, you know, because you get fed up of being the little fish, and I got up and I talked against his resolution and we beat them then you know, it was decided that that wouldn’t happen. Last year over the – not last year the year before – over the big rise they decided to have, you know, I thought that rise was too much, even though the union were in trouble, you know, I thought there was lots of internal economies they could have made and I still think that, you know. Your very thing, the history of the union, I believed at that stage, that that was one of the internal economies, you know. It didn’t seem to me to be straight, that there was us looking at being short of money and then commissioning a guy to write the history of the union.

54. MC: It wasn’t put over very well, was it, by the platform that they used? . . .

55. BD: Well, no, I don’t think however they put it over, if you’re in financial difficulties you don’t go out and buy yourself a new three-piece suite, you know, you do with what you’ve got. So at that stage, and, you know, I’ve said it before we started the tape, and I think it’s a great idea now, you know, I think it’s a fantastic job, but you know, that was a, you know, I spoke against that rise. And then in the afternoon, you know, we told the executive firmly that, come back in the afternoon, give us another, you know, we’re in a negotiating position come back and give us a chance to give you some money. We didn’t want to skim the union, we know we got to pay and, you know, you only get what you pay for. But, you know, they hadn’t done anything for us that year, you know, the pay rise we got hadn’t been really, I don’t think, executed well. We accepted a fairly low offer, then we going to ancillary workers who were student nurses and asking them to pay an awful lot of money and it didn’t seem fair. So on the afternoon I reversed my plan because the offer was, you know, the asking then was a little bit lower and was something I felt my members could afford, without, you know, me losing them all, and I spoke in favour of that, you know, so, yes we do, we do have our run-ins with the national executive and I don’t believe they’re the final voice in the union. I believe they’re very necessary and I believe that they should make the intermediate policies, but I believe conference is the supreme council of this union.

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56. MC: [That’s the difference with] something like the RCN5, where the conference is just an advisory body, isn’t it?

57. BD: That’s right, yes. And that’s got to be wrong, you know. I mean their conference should decide this week whether they’re going to accept that money or not.

58. MC: Well, they can’t.

59. BD: But they can’t because they’ve got no power. But if this was our conference falling this week, I believe our conference would be really qualified to make that decision because I respect, you know, if you take our conference, it’s a magic time really, you know, it’s, you‘ve got a very very good cross-section of the people you represent in this union in that conference hall. The conference hall reflects the amount of what your members are. You know, we got, the guy sits in our region, he’s a Tory, he belongs to the Tory trade unionists, if you’ve ever heard of anything so stupid! But he’s a very active man, this trade unionist, he’s a branch secretary, he does a very good job, he’s also the benevolent officer for our region, he does far more than most socialists are doing, you know. So, you know, you got him and you got someone not so far right as him and you got some people who are very far left, the Socialist Workers’ Party in there, some of the Militant Tendency in there, you know. Then you’ve got people like me, you know, who just try to make sure that the union is on the right lines and doing the right thing to encourage a bigger membership. Because that’s the only way we really live, is by our membership, you know. Take all the membership away, it doesn’t matter what Albert6 says, no one’s going to listen to him. It’s only listening to him now because we’re over two hundred thousand, or two hundred and fifty thousand five hundred, whatever it might be, you know. And I think that’s important, that the conference is the magic body and it is entitled to make decisions and those decisions should be more binding on the union than they actually are.

60. MC: Because they don’t always influence. . .

61. BD: No, no. . .

62. MC: I mean there was this thing, I mean regardless of the issues, there was the National Abortion . . .

63. BD: That’s right. Now I believe that was handled completely wrong. I believe that – and whether you believe in abortion on demand or not, or whether you believe in NAC, you know, National Abortion Campaign, whether you believe in their actual prospectus, for use of a better word, I don’t think that’s important. I think what is important that we should have been allowed, without all the ‘fol-de-rols’ and all the red herrings being drawn across and everything else, I think that should have been whittled down to one composite resolution, where it says “shall we or shall we not affiliate to the National Abortion Campaign?” Never mind, you know, the ones shouldn’t’ve been accepted where they said “we want to review last year’s commitment, we want to do this, we want to do that”. You see, there was one resolution that having said one thing said exactly the opposite, you know. So it caused a lot of confusion, and I think at the end of the day the NEC were as confused as we were, ‘cos I spoke to a couple of NEC blokes and they just didn’t know what’d happened either, you know.

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65. BD: That’s right, I think a lot of the power is lying dormant, and I think the general secretary is in an absolutely wonderful position because a lot of people at that conference – sad to say this – not a lot, I would think ‘some’, I think that’s a better word, go there for the booze and the birds and the good time, and that’s sad, that is very sad because they’ve come there at the union’s expense, and I believe they have a right to do the job they’re sent to do. Now I enjoy my booze, no one more than me, but I never miss an opening time at that conference, and I’m there ‘til the end every day, even on the Friday. Now, I don’t believe . . . I believe that that is the least you can do. But you see then you’ve got people who have come there and they sit there and they sit there dutifully but whatever the general secretary says is right, and they don’t listen to the argument, they listen to what the general secretary says. Now, unfortunately, you know, Albert is not JC, or he’s not the Pope, you know, and he is fallible, he’s like me, he can make mistakes. And I think he made a mistake last year when he disbarred some of our members from coming in to listen to the debate on pay. And, I think it was on pay where we had the big discussion over whether they would be allowed in. And the attitude was, “oh we’ll get a lot of strangers getting in”. Well, that couldn’t’ve happened because all you had to have was anyone who didn’t actually have a visitor’s ticket just sending in for a delegate or a branch secretary and he could’ve come out and verified whether they were there or not, you know, whether they were bona fide stewards or members or whatever. I thought that was appalling. I thought it was also appalling that two of our members were manhandled by the police and thrown out, out the foyer, and no one got upset about that.

66. MC: I wasn’t aware of that.

67. BD: No, but I saw this, you know, and I tried to get to the rostrum and I was told off, you know, and there was another silly pillock on the rostrum and he wasn’t making much [indistinct]. But I think we lost a lot of credibility as a trade union that day. OK, so the position was reversed the next day when I was coming back at lunchtime, or just after the lunchtime, and I’d been held up, someone had spoken to me on the road and it was just a few minutes late and we were coming back and I see these crowd of lads shooting up the back steps, you know. And they were the guys I’d supported the day before, you know, and I’d said “these guys are bona fide members”. And, course, forgetting my ill health, I was off up the stairs after them and when they see me with the door open I clocked one of them, you know. Not much of a pacifist really, but they so incensed me, you know, that I said to them “look, you’re trade unionists, you’re not bloody burglars, you don’t have to go in anywhere by the back door,” I said “let’s do I do it democratically,” I said, you know, “you’ve made a fool of me, you’ve made burglars of your bloody selves,” I said “what future’s in that? We’ve lost democratically, well, let’s lose it and, you know, let’s do something else about it.” But all the things I’d intended to do about that I kind of went off doing because you don’t want to associate with someone who’s smashing bloody windows and acting like a child because they don’t get their own way, you know. I’ve lost my own way lots of times in the Labour Party and in conference where I particularly wanted a resolution to get through, you know. And you lose and OK that’s what democracy’s about, you’re not going to win everything. And I was a bit ashamed of them at the end of the day, you know, but maybe they’ll grow into it.

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68. MC: Did you get involved in the Labour Party at the same time as you got involved in the union, or . . ?

69. BD: Oh no, I was in the Labour Party long before.

70. MC: Of course, you were in the army, yes, I forgot, you mentioned the army.

71. BD: I was in the Royal Marines.

72. MC: Done it again! [laughs] The question I was going to ask, quickly going on from that boob, the branch started off amongst ambulance workers but then spread out elsewhere, did it?

73. BD: Yeah, well . . .

74. MC: How did that happen?

75. BD: It was started off as ambulance, as you say, and then we, what happened was a failing branch at King Edward’s Hospital, which is Ealing, quite close to the ambulance station where I’m stationed, and Pat McGinley asked me would I go down and give the branch secretary down there a hand with his books because he was in a terrible mess, he hadn’t made any branch returns for a number of quarters, one or other thing had gone wrong there. Anyway, the guy was a night telephonist, and I got there and he was a very old man who was also very sick, he had heart trouble and asthma. And when I walked in I explained who I was, you know, and he said “oh thank God!” he said, “someone’s going to take it over,” and he just give me the books and that was it. And at that stage I think there was about twenty-seven members there and I was quite happy with that. I knew nothing about nurses or ancillaries or, you know, other than just bumping into them in the normal course of my job. So I thought I won’t bother with it I’ll just leave it and then I decided well I might as well build it up and see if I can get someone to take it over, you know. So we, at that stage there was only the Royal College of Nursing there, and they were the only ones allowed to go in and speak to the school of nursing. So I asked for permission to go in and speak to the new students and it was refused. So I told them I felt that this was totally unjust and they said “oh well, we’ll stop the College as well if that’s how you feel”, so at least we stopped the College going in, you know, but no way were they about to let us go in. So, what I done then, I used to make it my business to be in the hospital every Wednesday morning, ‘cause I knew that was the day the girls come down to get the new uniforms – they’d start on a Monday, you see. And they’d come down, they’d be measured for the uniforms, and at ten o’clock they were turned loose to the canteen. So we used to hit them in the canteen, you know.

76. MC: Metaphorically speaking.

77. BD: That’s right, yeah, and had a great big recruitment campaign and we were getting every student that come in ‘cause nobody else was bothering to approach them for about two or three weeks later, you know. We were there, by then they were COHSE members. And they were some of our good members, you know, they were really good members. They were students – King Edward’s was a very, very old-fashioned hospital, you know, and they didn’t really believe that students had any say at all, you know. And they had this crazy rule that everyone had to be out of the nurses’ home at half-past nine at night, and, you know, you could only get pregnant after half-past nine, you couldn’t have intercourse
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with a guy or anything, like, before half-past nine. And that was the golden hour, you know, after that everything suddenly sprang loose, nurses running round naked and raping men and God knows what else, you know. And we decided that this would be – a couple of the girls had complained, you know, that the guys had come down and they were kicked out at half-past nine, they used to have to go round the pub. So we decided that we would break that rule, you know. And we took that aboard and we eventually got the rule rescinded.

78. MC: Did you break it as well?

79. BD: Well I didn’t break it because I had no need to go there being a married guy , you know, but I was one of the breakers because I was one people who got in the nurses’ home at nine o’clock and decided I wasn’t going to move for anything, you know. And we forced this home warden into, you know, saying to me “you’ll have to go.” I said “why?”, you know, she said “well it’s not allowed, men are not allowed”, I said “well, why?” And she didn’t know why men weren’t allowed and she eventually, to cover her embarrassment, said she’d call the police, you know. I said “well, don’t you think that’d be a bit silly? You know, you heap yourself with embarrassment and everything else, you know, bring the hospital into disrepute.” I said “I’ll go at half-past ten.” So we all sat round with her sitting at the end of the room, like, watching us that we didn’t do anything wrong, you know. That was it broken, and then, course, the district [?administrator], the district nursing officer were involved, and they wanted to know why, you know, and I said “well, you know, don’t you trust your nurses? It seems I trust them more than you.” “Yeah, but we’re parentis locum.’ I said “not any more you’re not, you know, that went out the door years ago,” I said and “these girls are looking after sick people, they’re sometimes deciding between life and death, you know, whether they will make the cardiac arrest call or not,” and I said “you’re saying that they’re not fit enough to be the masters of their own body, or to tell a guy when to get lost,” I said “I personally have got a lot more faith in them.” And after a long – I think that meeting went on for about three and a half hours, you know – they eventually reluctantly agreed to waiver [sic] the rule, but it would still be put in the prospectus. And it still is to this day, it’s put in the prospectus but nobody bothers to uphold it, you know. It’s not a bad thing that it’s still in the prospectus when you look at it, you know, I was totally opposed to it at the beginning, but if a nurse is really, you know, causing hassle to her colleagues – I’m not worried about her from the management’s point of view – but if she’s causing a lot of hassle, and we’ve had it, you know, where one nurse has been making life intolerable for two or three or four or even a whole floor of other nurses, you know, with her attitude and people coming in at three and four in the morning singing and shouting, and at one stage we had a guy playing a guitar on the landing, you know. So we invoked the rule against her, you know, and that frightened the life out of her, the fact that she was going to be thrown out. And maybe it’s not a bad idea that the rule is still there, you know.

80. MC: Fallen into disuse.

81. BD: That’s right, as long as everyone plays the game by it, you know.

82. MC: Does that often happen in trade unionism? You don’t worry so much about what the book says but you . . .

83. BD: That’s right. The agreement you work to, and as long as people are all prepared to keep the agreements then there’s no need to rub the fine print out. You know, I’ll never forget, while we were in this negotiation we had a very backward – not backward, no, very strait-laced – lady who was sitting in on it, you know, she was the divisional nursing officer,
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she said “Mr Dunn, do you realise really want these girls could be up to, you know, with guys staying all night?” I said “yeah, course I realise, I’m a man of the world, you know”, but I said “look Miss” (I won’t name her) “you know, I’ve always found that, you know, somebody who’s loudly playing the radio is more disturbing that somebody who’s quietly screwing” I said “because they don’t seem to make a lot of noise, you know” I said “but if you’ve got somebody playing a radio loud they’re much more disturbing to the other people on the floor than the person who’s screwing.” “Oh Mr Dunn, Mr Dunn!” the administrator said, “we can’t accept this kind of language!” I said “hey, this is what we’re talking about, you know, to screw or not to screw, that is the question, you know.” Eventually I think we embarrassed them into, you know, it was getting so embarrassing that they eventually backed off, you know, and allowed us to just carry on. And we done a few other things there, like, good things I thought, you know. One of the nurses was complaining to me one day about the state of her bed, it was like a ploughed field. True enough, it was one of the old flock beds, you know. And I went up to her room and had a look at this flock bed and it was, you know, you wouldn’t’ve slept on it anyway, you know. So, it even made it worse, we found out there was enough beds to put one in each room and they were being stored in the nurses’ recreation room. The nurses couldn’t use the recreation room because the beds were stored in there and they needed the beds, you know. So, silly enough, that took us three days to get those beds issued, you know. And the nurses started to come, they realised that if they stuck together, you know, they could really do something and they could make changes in the hospital.

84. MC: But a lot of it was about things in the home, not so much on the wards.

85. BD: That’s right because, you know, there was no real need on the wards. The wards were, at that stage, were adequately manned, because we weren’t suffering the cuts that we’re suffering at the moment, you know. So the wards were adequately manned and at that stage the nurses didn’t think they had any chance of actually turning the nursing officer over or anything like that, you know. And I suppose that we sailed along like that for about a year and we, easy thing to say as we doubled the membership, you know.

86. MC: What period, what time was this, roughly?

87. BD: Oh, about eight years ago I suppose.

88. MC: So early seventies.

89. BD: That’s right, yeah. And it was hard for a nurse then, you know, things still hadn’t come out of the closet, you know, nurses lived a much more rigorous discipline than they do now. And . . .

90. MC: Wasn’t like Angels, where they’re all so nice to one another.

91. BD: No, no, no, nothing like that. They were under discipline but that’s what they expected so they didn’t see any big hassle in it, you know, they didn’t see any[thing] wrong. So, the other thing that we decided we had to then make some inroads into the actual working of the hospital, one of the things that always appalled me was the split shift system, I could never agree with that. So the branch meetings were quite well attended at that stage, you know, really well attended.

92. MC: How many?
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93. BD: Well, we used to get about two thirds of the membership there. The membership wasn’t that big, you know, I suppose we had about a hundred, hundred and twenty, you know. So you’d get about two thirds of that there because we used to hold it in the nurses’ recreation hall, and we used to supply coffee and biscuits, and then afterwards we’d put a record-player on and the ambulancemen’d have a bit of a disco going. You know, there was something to bring them there. And, you know, they all had something to tick about as well, and we decided that we’d beat the split shift system, and we done that and we’d just recently got a new divisional nursing officer and she wanted to change the hours anyway, which we thought were a good thing, was a good thing. And we sold her this split shift system for the hours we wanted to work anyway, you know, the hours were more advantageous to us anyway, or to the nurses, and we beat the split shift system on that. And I think that’s where we done business, you know, we’ve tried to negotiate most of the things. And I think that sometimes that’s what’s lacking in the union and in all unions, you know, we too often go for the final alternative before we’ve taken all the options. We don’t really take the bother of seeing if we can really negotiate a way round it, you know. Thing that springs easily to my mind, having said that, is, we had a satellite station of Hanwell ambulance station, and it was called Brentford. And it was so bad and so old and dirty and pigeon droppings all over the place that we decided that it was a health hazard and we’d pull the guys out of there, you know. So we pulled them out and they all come to Hanwell station. And obviously it got very over-crowded and people were getting on eachother[‘s] nerves and fisticuffs almost coming about, you know. Well as you know fisticuffs is the final straw in any health service and you could be sacked, so we decided we’d try and get some other accommodation for them, and the management were totally, couldn’t care less, ‘cause they hoped we would get so browned off we’d go back into this Brentford. So, the obvious thing, they said “no, there’s nothing we can do for at least five months, you know, you’ve no chance.” The obvious thing we should’ve done was struck. But, you know, if you strike all you really succeed in doing is taking money out of your members’ pockets, and your job is to put more money in, not take it out, or that’s as I see it. And we had a branch meeting, or a station meeting, and at that stage everyone on the whole complex by now was in COHSE, some hundred-odd members in the ambulance service. So we then worked out ways we could beat them without actually striking. And I made them a suggestion that if we put tents up on the lawn in front of the ambulance station, and let the people

of Ealing know that we had to put tents up to make room for us to live, you know, it might work. So everyone thought this was a fantastic idea, I said “OK, four of five of you, go home, get you tents, bring them back” ‘cause a lot of ambulancemen camp, you know. And away they went, you see, and I come in eight o’clock the next morning, near fell off my car. The whole lawn was full of tents, everybody seemed to have tents, and everybody wanted to get in the act. Well I was surprised, but you should’ve seen the officer! He nearly had a coronary, you know. And within an hour the divisional nursing officer was down there and you could imagine that something like thirty or forty tents parked on the lawn outside the ambulance station.

94. MC: Near the hospital?

95. BD: Well, it’s right on the main road, right on the Boston Manor Road, which is one of the main roads of Hanwell, you know, the buses go past there and everyone was sitting on the buses chuckling away, you know. So the divisional officer come down very quickly and he said “right, get ‘em down, joke’s over, get ‘em down!” I said “no way! They’re staying,” you know. So he said “well”, he said, “it’s easy, all I do is have you all sent out on jobs and then we take ‘em down.” I said “OK, you do that.” I said “but if you take ‘em down, you know,
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we will then strike and we will let everyone know through the publicity,” I said, “that you, we were doing an industrial action that didn’t hurt the patients at all, and you forced us into taking the next step, and we’ll name you,” I said, “’cause you’re the guy who’s going to cause the strike. If you can handle that, take ‘em down.” And they never did take ‘em down, you know, and within five weeks instead of five months we had a new satellite station built.

96. MC: That’s a really nice story.

97. BD: Yeah. This is why I say, you know, what we try to do in our branch is try to take all the alternatives first, you know, not just to dive into strike action. I think that’s too easy, sometimes I think it’s the result of a weak [end of side A].

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98. MC: You were saying about weak branch secretaries.

99. BD: I think it’s the ploy of a weak branch secretary, you know, I think he hasn’t taken the avenues open to him, he hasn’t negotiated enough, he hasn’t been forceful enough, he hasn’t put enough industrial muscle [?other than] strike action, you know. I’ve very rarely found strike action to be as frightening as we think it is, you know. I believe the threat of [a] strike is far more worrying to a management that the actual strike because the minute you’re out there they start making plans of how best to combat that strike. And, you know, you could be in a very dangerous position because while you’re out on strike they could well find out that your job could be run a lot easier with less men. And that’s a bad thing, you know, so I’m not altogether, I’m not against strike when it’s necessary, but I’m against some of the stupid strikes that happen in the health service, you know.

100. MC: Like?

101. BD: Well, like the one where the guy was caught with his bike in the theatre and he was asked to move it and because they moved it – he wouldn’t, they moved it – he immediately called a strike. Now I think that is ridiculous because, you know, you’re giving the management two weapons to use against you [indistinct] you’re out there your members are going to trickle back anyway, health service workers are not known for their long strikes, you know, and their ability to stay on strike like miners who live in their own communities and they’ve always got someone to back them up and keep them on the straight and narrow, you know. But no, I think that is wrong. We had a similar problem where our station officer told us to get the bikes off the station, and we said we couldn’t, you know, and we’d want a bike rack outside with a covered roof, and he wouldn’t give us it so we parked all the bikes in his office the following morning, you know. Of course, we had to take them out when he ordered us but every morning he come in he had the bikes in the office and it was getting on his wick and suddenly from nowhere we found there was a bike rack being brought down, you know. And that was three days, but OK it was three funny days, everyone enjoyed upsetting the officer, you know. These things’ll work, I think you’ve got to put a bit of thought into industrial relations, you know, and give them some challenge.

102. MC: Can you give any other examples like that where you sort of used your imagination to . . ?

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103. BD: Well, we used to have a situation at Hanwell ambulance station where the controllers were having a little bit of a go at us. So what they used to do is, they’d wait ‘til the night shift, about three o’clock in the morning, you know, and they’d decide to put an ambulance on stand-by at Hammersmith Broadway. And then when that didn’t really drive us round the bend they decided to do two or three of these a night, you know, so you’d spend maybe two hours just sitting on Hammersmith Broadway, knowing that Chelsea were in and Fulham were in and the other stations round you were in but you were sitting out covering their ground. So we complained about this and they said “well, give us a few examples” and course we couldn’t give them off the head, you know. So for a week we kept a list of the stand-bys we done, and they said “yeah but, you know, we appreciate that you are being taken on but there’s not a lot we can do about it.” I said “OK, well, don’t bother,” I said, “we’ll do it.” I said “in future every ambulance that goes out from Hanwell on a stand-by will take with him one of our placards, one of our big COHSE posters.” I said “and on that COHSE poster it’ll have ‘this ambulance has been deployed from Hanwell because your area is not adequately covered by ambulances, but now we have two areas uncovered by ambulances, both Hanwell and Brentford.’” “You can’t do that.” I said “try us.” I said “everywhere we go we’ll set that up.” I said “we’ll also take out with us a calor gas stove and we’ll make tea alongside the road like bloody gypsies.” And they bottled, we never got another stand-by from that day on. You know, and I think this is what you’ve got to do, I think, all right, maybe I haven’t got all the answers, I’m sure I haven’t, but I think there’s not enough imagination goes into trade business, you know, I don’t think we fly enough kites.

104. MC: Do you think it keeps people together more often than strikes ‘cause everyone just goes home, don’t they?

105. BD: That’s right. You see, not only that, especially if you’re winning your members stick closer to you, and even if you lose they’ve enjoyed the battle because they’ve been involved in it and it hasn’t cost them a lot of money and it hasn’t stopped them from paying their mortgage and they’ve turned somebody over and they’ve embarrassed somebody, and we all love to see somebody fall on their bum as long as it’s not us, you know, and I think that’s indicative of the whole thing, you know, that somebody’s fell on their bum and you’ve helped them to fall and you can be the guy standing back laughing, you know, and that is what makes my branch strong anyway, the fact that they know that I will strike at the last resort.

106. MC: You can do that in a local dispute, of course, you know, where you’ve got a battle with local management. It’s a different thing when you’ve got a national, an immoveable government, isn’t it? Or isn’t it different?

107. BD: Well yeah, I think it is different. I think that is totally different. I think the only thing an intransigent government can understand is when you take totally intransigent methods or means along with them. Unfortunately that doesn’t always lead where you want it to lead because you’ve then got people wanting to increase the action, and you’ve got your everyday solid member who just can’t increase it any more, you know, because, let’s be fair, you know, health service workers are not highly paid, they haven’t had the time to save, they haven’t had the chance to save and they don’t have a lot of savings in the bank, and in the main, and I’m not being derogatory to them, but in the main they’re not noted for their banking abilities and, you know, some of the porters, I mean if you’re paying sixty-five pound a week you’re not getting no Albert Einsteins in there or researchers or anything like that, or people with five or six O levels. You know, you’re
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getting the guys who just want an easy life, you know, and’ve left school at an early age without any qualifications. Now unfortunately – I’m not being derogatory to these people, I know them, I’ve got them in my branch – they don’t save money, they don’t bank, they don’t, you know, they’re not in a position to save money. Most of them have got large families, or single-parent families amongst the domestics, and they just haven’t got the ability to stay out on total strike. And, you know, then you’ve got your nurses who are totally opposed, and even some domestics and porters, that are opposed to leaving patients unattended, you know, and ambulancemen as well, and I think you’ve got to take all those things into consideration. I think in this dispute in particular we should’ve used far more of the publicity, we should’ve, you know, there’s been a lot of money floating around in the TUC available to us from the miners and from the railwaymen and from people of others. I mean, our branch alone has got over seventeen hundred pound now as a strike fund, which has been donated by teachers, railwaymen, shops, God knows where, you know, old people just come up and give us five pound while we’re standing on the picket line. And, you know, I think we could’ve got money, you know, from the other unions and from our own union and put our case plainly as a full-page spread, even in the Tory press, and said, you know, that the strong were defying the weak, that we didn’t want to fight with like, you know, other people who can go out on total strike. I think our case should’ve been put more forcefully in the press and there should have been more officers appearing on television. In 1979, you know, I was on television nearly every night because that’s where I had to be, and the ambulancemen got the highest pay they ever got, the highest pay rise they ever got through Clegg, you know, and I’m proud to be associated with that and I think I went an awful long way to being a part of getting that settlement. For about three months it wrecked my home life completely. Eight weeks I didn’t have my kids with me at all, we had to send them off to the mother-in-law’s and they were under threat of being assaulted on the way to school and I was under threat of castration, the windows were going to be smashed in. And when you’re getting something like twelve or fourteen anonymous letters every day, you know, and not one of them wishing you well, well then, you know, you’ve got a right to get your kids out of that situation. Though fair play to mine, they didn’t want to go, you know, because I hope I’m bringing them up as socialists, all I can do is try, you know, but they didn’t want to go because we are a fairly close family and we believe in supporting one another, you know. But you see, in this dispute we haven’t had officers appearing regularly on television and putting the case across for the health service worker. And it’s got slightly political in some ways, you know, we’ve been deviated a little bit from really pursuing the case for money and we’ve got more interested in really breaking down a government. Well, that’s fine for me, you know, there’s nothing I would rather see that the Tory government get kicked out of office, but I should imagine something like sixty per cent of my members voted Tory at the last election, and some of them are intransigent Tories. Now they’re not going to be party to that, you know, no way. They’re quite happy to fight for a straightforward battle on pay but once we’ve had some speakers down and they’ve gone on about “you could wreck the government” we’ve had a lot of people walk away from the picket line and never come back. And, you know, sometimes these very left-wing speakers can do you more damage than good in the dispute, you know. So yes, I think in the national situation strike action is a very strong weapon, especially if you can encourage enough people like we did on the twenty-second of whatever when there was the national day of action and we put all those people on the floor, that was a magic day. But it’s how long you can sustain that kind of effort.

108. MC: I’m switching a bit now, but, ‘cause I mean obviously it’s fading out a bit now, looks like it anyway, doesn’t it? As if war-weariness has set in.
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109. BD: That’s right.

110. MC: Finally. I mean, after a long time, much longer than most people would have predicted I think, that people could’ve sustained it for so long. I don’t know whether you would have predicted that or . . .

111. BD: No, as a predictor I think I should be kicked out of the game altogether, you know. In January somebody said to me “do you think the nurses’d ever go on strike, Bill?” I said “no way,” I said, “I can see nurses eventually going on strike in about three or four years’ time,” you know, I said “I can see this happening” but I said . . .

112. MC: Yes about predicting, Bill, you were saying, in January.

113. BD: Yeah, in January I predicted, you know, somebody said to me, “will nurses strike?” you know, “when do you see nurses? Why don’t we have a strike?” And I said “I can’t see it,” you know I said “three or four years maybe”, you know, “and nurses are getting increasingly more militant, I said “two, three, four years at the outside, I can see nurses being on the street and actually taking strike action, you know.” And then in April we had this branch meeting and the nurses voted unanimously and we had a tremendous response at Ealing, you know. So much so they completely shook me, I never expected them to take the actions they did, you know, we virtually brought the hospital to a halt more than once, you know. And shop stewards really got going, you know, and really done fantastic things. Course the day out to Brighton, to the TUC conference, was one of the magic moments of my life.

114. MC: You were involved in that?

115. BD: Yeah, they were all my nurses who were there, you know.

116. MC: What, in the gallery?

117. BD: That’s right, and I was with them. And some of those girls had got up, been on night

shift all night, you know, and carried on and just got on the coaches as they come off the nights and went straight on down to Brighton, you know. We didn’t get back gone seven o’clock at night. So, you know, it was, and that was tremendous, you know, because, like I say, I’m thirty years a trade unionist and that was the first time I’d ever really seen the strong ready to support the weak and, in the main, they done just that. But I think everyone now is looking at Christmas, you know. I know my domestics are, I mean nurses as well, you know, they just really have got to now decide whether they give their kids a Christmas or not ‘cause, you know, my domestics are looking at taking home lousy pay from now ‘til Christmas if we carry on the dispute. And their money is important in their houses; most of them, a lot of them are single-parent families, a lot of them are with husbands out of work. Well, there wages is vital, vital in the households, you know. So it’s going to be very, very difficult, to say the least, to carry on.

118. MC: Yeah.

119. BD: Very difficult.

120. MC: That’s sort of . . .But nevertheless it’s not the end, is it?
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121. BD: But I don’t think they’ve beat us, you see. I don’t see it as the defeat that everyone’s saying. Maybe, you know, all my life I’ve tried to look for some good in the bad things that’ve happened to me. You know, I come to terms with my cancer doing just that. So I look at this and I’ve tried to work out the good in it. We brought nurses out for the first time ever. We’ve fought this government longer than any other union or group of unions. We, with our action have got a better, forced a better deal out of this government than the steel workers did, who were costing this country thousands of millions of pounds every week. We’ve done better out of this dispute than the Civil Service did, who were stopping millions of pounds coming in every week, even threatened to hit the people on the dole, and all of this, you know. Now, we have got, we have forced from them more money than both of those sections of very militant and very able people who could actually make a difference in the economy. And we can’t, and we were only fighting with one hand behind our back. What the hell does this government think they’d do if they ever tried to hurt the National Health Service? If they ever tried to disband it?

122. MC: Do you think that’s why they’re back-tracking a bit?

123. BD: I’m sure that’s why they’re back-tracking. They realise we are a powerful force. Look, the consultants in the National Health Service come out and had a dispute a few years ago. Nothing happened, the Health Service still run. Shortly after that the junior doctors and the registrars had a go. Nothing happened. We still run, the Health Service still run, and run adequately. We run without both of those groups of people. Now in 1979 the ancillary workers and the ambulancemen struck and we brought this service to a stop, or to a virtual stop. So the power is with the workers, the power is with the workers, not the doctors, not with the administrators, the power’s with us. And we’ve proved it again this year. There’s many, many hospitals who are diving around empty beds at the moment, with waiting lists. Now, that has got to be a feather in our cap, that has got to be a knock to them. What the hell would this crowd do? And, you know, if you go back to this national day of action on the twenty-second, when there was something like a hundred and fifty thousand people, and I believe that was a reasonable estimate, a bit conservative even, you know, ‘cause there was an awful, awful lot of people there. And if they had prepared to turn out, and we were only arguing about something like six per cent then because we’d already got six, you know, and we were looking for twelve so we were really only arguing about six per cent. And I think at that stage everyone would’ve settled under ten anyway, you know, if we’d all been offered nine we’d’ve settled, so you could be talking about three per cent. Now, if you can encourage that many people on the street for three per cent, what would you encourage if this government or any other government tried to destroy the National Health Service? So no, I don’t believe we’ve lost, I believe we’ve, there’s a lot of good come out of this. We’ve encouraged a lot of people to take militant action. We’ve found pockets of resistance that are still there. I mean a lot of people in my branch’ll go on forever. You know, we’ve also got people coming up to us and saying “how can I become a shop steward, Bill? How can I get more interested in this union business, Bill?” Our branch meetings are bigger, people are more aware.

124. MC: You don’t think there’ll be disillusioned with the TUC and the national unions?

125. BD: No, no, I don’t. I think the mad militants will. But, you know, I think the others are just about ready for giving in now. I think they’ve had enough, you know, and I think they’ve proved all they wanted to prove, you know, we have got nurses out, and not one of them’s been disciplined by the General Nursing Council like they were in ’79. Nurses’ve wore
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uniform on demonstration, never allowed before. They stuck it, you know, and they’ve been going since April, and this is what people glibly forget, you know. And you’ll find some of these militants who are now screaming “sell-out” and all of that are the ones, their branches done less than the so-called middle-of-the-road branches and the branches who were looked to be easy riders and right-wingers, you know. And you’ll find, I’ve looked into this fairly deeply, you know, I’ve listened, I’ve watched some of the people who were up at conference screaming for a total strike, and I’ve checked back since then what their branches’ve done. You know and there’s one lady springs readily to mind and her branch is doing nothing, she can’t get them out at all but she was on the conference begging for [a] total strike. It’s a good job she didn’t get it ‘cause she would’ve made hell a fool, she’d have been out on her own.

126. MC: This is a problem, isn’t it? Yeah.

127. BD: That’s the trouble, you know, and this is the other really, something else, you know, going back to earlier statements about conference being a magic time and all that. One of the problems with conference is that people come there and express their own opinions and they’re not really expressing the opinions of a branch. You know, I remember a guy from Oxford once coming to conference and screaming for all-out strike and he wanted this and he wanted that, back this resolution. When he got back they kicked him out of office, the shop stewards, because he should never have said it, you know what I mean? And I think that happens a bit too often at conference. People are riding their own hobby horse and not the hobby horse of the branch. At our branch we go through the resolution book before conference, we make our own resolutions, we decide then whichever resolutions we’ll support or second, and on some of them I’m given leeway: “go, listen to the argument, and decide”, you know. But on most of them I’m under instruction.

128. MC: How did you get involved in the wider union from the branch?

129. BD: What, going to conference and all that?

130. MC: Well, and also the region.

131. BD: Well, because once you got fifty members you’re entitled to go to regional council, and I went when I got fifty members, you know. And then I took somebody else with me when we got the next magic figure. And I was quite impressed at the way COHSE builds up its structure of influence, you know. And I decided then that I wanted to be a regional chairman, and I am now chairman.

132. MC: Why chairman? Why was that what you set yourself?

133. BD: Well, because I think as a regional chairman you can do an awful lot of good in the union. You can lead by example, you can . . . I think it’s important, it’s an important position, not that I want to be important, but I believe it’s an important position that should be done properly. I don’t believe the regional councils in this union or any union have enough direct influence. I reckon they should be more involved in the actual running of the union, you know.

134. MC: In the old days when conferences were fewer and farther between, every three years, the main avenue of influence was between the regional council and the NEC. But that doesn’t happen so much now, does it?
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135. BD: No, well, yes, you’ve still got your avenue open to the NEC, and you’ve still got direct access to the national officers, you know, through your regions. But I find that they tend not to take as much recognition of regional councils as they should be, you know, I feel the regional council really has a far bigger role to play in the union if regional chairman are responsible, and if the regional councillors are responsible, to take it with both hands. But unfortunately, you know, regional chairman allow a whole lot of drivel to go on, or some of them do, you know. That’s one of the things I tried to do in our region is to try and, you know, make sure that the debate is valid and to make sure the debate is interesting and to the point, you know. Once we get people citing off personal memories and all of that business we blow them out.

136. MC: You have resolutions that go forward to NEC and things like that.

137. BD: Oh yeah, yeah, yeah. You know, our regional council is quite militant. We’re one of the only regional councils who’ve taken up the option of having an extraordinary regional council. The only regional council that in my knowledge has moved vote of no-confidence against the president of the union, and that was when he made what we considered was a terrible error of misjudgement on the business when they held a Miss World conference, COHSE, Miss COHSE at conference one year.

138. MC: And he condemned them.

139. BD: Well, he condemned the picket line, and he listened to the side of the people, you know, who’d gone to him and complained about dresses being torn and all of this business. He listened to all of that, and he give them a fair hearing, and yet he never listened to any of the people, you know, he never made it his business to find out. He knew Number Six region was involved, least he could’ve done was call the regional secretary, the regional chairman and one other, you know, to come and put our point of view to him. But he didn’t do that, he just castigated us as terrible people. But it so happened this very important dress that was so-called destroyed, and we still denied that, but it was a guy in drag anyway. Now, no woman’s going to give a guy a nice dress to wear, you know, is he?

140. MC: So you were going along with the protestors at the conference.

141. BD: Yeah, I was hundred per cent in favour.

142. MC: Why was that?

143. BD: Because I don’t believe that at a trade union, I don’t believe in women cavorting anyway purely on bodily build, that they are better than some other woman, you know. I believe all women are equal whether one’s got a nice body and the other one’s got a bad one, that’s no criteria, you know, a woman is a woman. And I just don’t see that we need that kind of crap in this union at all.

144. MC: D’you think that’s part of that problem with conference not being serious enough?

145. BD: Yeah, I think that was done by silly people who come to the conference with more thought outside the conference hall than in it, and I think, you know, what really should have happened was that when they sent up the invite to all the delegates from the chair,
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the chair, the president should’ve said “look, I don’t want be a party to that”, you know, “this is totally opposed to the best interests of women” and I think he should have kicked it out there, but he allowed it to go on, he allowed it to take place, he even made the announcement. And then he done something that I would never do. You know, what he done, in effect, was like one of my managers saying to me “look, Bill, one of your members is a right pain in the bum,” you know, and “we ought to have him out” and all of this and “tell me a few things about this guy” and I just say to him “oh yeah, I think that’s terrible, let’s sack him,” you know, and not give the guy any support. I mean, it’s my job then to go and find out the guy’s side of the story. But the president never done that, you know, he just simply took their word and we were wrong and they were right and we were totally wrong, we got no right to reply. The other bad thing was that he kept the press in there all the time, he used this thing against us, you know. And we felt that we had a legitimate case, and I still feel they did, you know, and I think the Number Six region acted admirably, you know, I was proud that day to be the regional chairman and I still am, you know, and I supported them then and I support them now.

146. MC: When’s the next regional council?

147. BD: The next regional council is, there’s an executive council on the 25th of November, and then the next one is the annual general meeting in January some time.

148. MC: Would it be possible to come along?

149. BD: Certainly it would.

150. MC: Just to observe it, I mean I’d like to get round some of the regions.

151. BD: Certainly it would.

152. MC: When is that?

153. BD: I’ll inform Pat McGinley tonight [?at Holborn], I’ll make sure you’re invited.

154. MC: January the . . .

155. BD: You won’t be able to come to the executive, it would have to be the full council in January

156. MC: That’s fine, I’d just like to get the flavour of the . . .

157. BD: That’s right.

158. MC: January the . . .

159. BD: I’m not sure of the dates. Pat will give you the date. Do you know Pat McGinley?

160. MC: Well I don’t know him very well, no.

161. BD: Well I’ll get the date to you, if you give me a ring in a few days.

162. MC: OK.
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163. BD: I don’t know whether he’s booked already but I think he has.

164. MC: OK, I’ll ring you about that, Bill.

165. BD: OK.

166. MC: Great. Sort of, rushing on, but , you mentioned Harry Short, maybe, I’d like to get some, I mean, who are the people that’ve really impressed you in COHSE?

167. BD: Well, a lot of people have impressed me in COHSE.

168. MC: Can you mention some of them?

169. BD: I’m basically impressed by the whole union. I like the democracy, that’s the main thing I like because I believe in councils and I believe in conferences and I believe in the members having a full say of running that union, you know, ‘cause without their brass we haven’t got a union, so I believe they’ve got a right to have a say the way the union’s run. So basically, you know, I’d love to see COHSE be a little bit more left-wing, as I’ve said earlier. But basically I’m quite happy with the union, you know, I’m quite happy with the way it runs.

170. MC: You mentioned people like Harry Short. What was . . ?

171. BD: You know, he was a very small man – I’d doubt if he was above five foot – but he was a giant, you know. He was socialistically well-read, he was [a] very thoughtful, caring person, he was a terrible fighter for the rights of man in general, you know, he believed in, that was his sole aim in life, you know. And he not only done an awful lot of work in the Fire Brigades Union but he done a hell of a lot of work in COHSE and he was a voice that was always listened to and always spoke extremely good sense, you know. And then when he retired from the service altogether he stepped straight into another fight, you know, he started working for old age pensioners and all that. He was a guy who was going to, and did in fact, work until the day he died, you know, purely for the socialist way of life and the principle of the trade union movement and to me he was a giant, you know. When he said at conference “Short, Hammersmith”, beautiful modulated speaking voice, everyone stopped and listened, you know. And there’s other people, you know, who are giants: Tom [?Courtley] always made a lot of sense and built an extremely big branch, you know. Scotland he comes from.

172. MD: Fife, wasn’t it?

173. BD: Yeah, Fife. He always had the best interest of the union at heart and could see the other side of the penny and I believe he is a true socialist, you know. And I think that’s what I admire most about people, you know, that they don’t bend their socialist principle, the union principle, you know.

174. MD: It’s interesting both people you mentioned are quite close to the shop floor.

175. BD: Well yeah, because I think this is where trade unionism really happens, you know. Yeah, the negotiator who’s doing the big negotiatings [sic] on the pay and all of that business, they’ve forgotten what it’s like down here, they don’t know from day one what
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the membership really wants. It’s impossible for them to keep their finger on the pulse of what the members want. And, you know, when they ask people like me and we tell them they tend to want to pooh-pooh it because it doesn’t fall in with their particular idea of what they think you should want. You know, I think Albert now, God rest him, you know, is very, very far away from the members, people like Terry Mallinson and David Williams. And it’s not their fault, I’m not knocking them for this, don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying anything derogatory about them, but the very fact of their job. I remember when I was a convenor for the ambulance service I was still very close to the floor and I done that for four years, but I never rode an ambulance for those four years, and when I eventually come back to ride an ambulance, Christ, I had a hell of a job to get back into it because it was, you know, it was different than the ambulance world I’d retained as a memory, and it was totally different, and hard to get back into, and it took me a month or more to get back into the day-to-day running of being an ambulanceman, you know. So they must’ve grown an awful long way away from us.

176. MD: Do you not think, I mean you say you’re very loyal to COHSE, do you not think it’s a, I’m not making it as a suggestion, but some people might say it was a nurse-dominated union, a psychiatric nurse-dominated union.

177. BD: Well I would’ve said, yeah, I would’ve said when I joined COHSE that it was really well dominated by the psychiatric nurses and the psychiatric management, which was even worse, you know, at that stage I can remember . . .

178. MD: What, the high-ranking nurses got onto the NEC?

179. BD: That’s right, that’s right. You know, they were all nursing officers or sisters or charge nurses. We didn’t have any porters up there or anything like that, you know. And I think at that stage it was really a psychiatric union, you know, in more ways than one maybe. But I think that’s changed over the years and I think now, you know, you get a lot of input from ancillary workers. And some of the work COHSE does on the ambulance staffs side, you know, some of the research department work on that is fantastic, and their submission to the Clay, Clegg Commission, you know, was extremely good. And I think we are stepping out of that psychiatrically-based system and becoming more of an across-theboard Health Service union. I think conference shows that fairly plainly because when I first went to conference nurses and midwives was really the only big issue of the week, you know, and I was there as, there was me and another guy, and that was ambulance commitment to COHSE. But now, you know, if the ambulancemen have a meeting we’re looking at something like forty, fifty delegates, you know, so they have got to have, the ambulance used to be over in about ten minutes, you know, two resolutions, that was your lot. But now, you know, you’ve not only got ambulancemen moving resolutions about ambulancemen but they’re also moving resolutions on administration, on nuclear disarmament, on political basis, you know, and all of these other things.

180. MC: I was going to say one of the things that’s said about ambulance workers is that they’re pretty sectional, not good trade unionists, they’re militant on issues, but not good trade unionists

181. BD: They’re very introverts, they tend to look at themselves rather than the whole spectrum of trade unionism. I’m proud to say my branch are not like that, you know. For the last two years we have followed trade union guidelines right done the middle, and we would’ve followed them before but they never had any, you know.
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182. MC: It’s a code of practice?

183. BD: That’s right, yeah. And if the union say “strike on that day” we strike on that day, but the ambulancemen tended to strike on other days and we got ourselves into an awful lot of hot water from the other ambulancemen, but we told them categorically “we are trade unionists, we belong to COHSE and we going to do what COHSE advises to do,” you know, and we done just that over the last two years. Like I say, every year we’ve had an awful lot of stick, but we intend to carry on because that’s the way you’ve got to be.

184. MC: Is it because it’s a closed, they’re a bit isolated from other groups of health workers and perhaps feel that health workers don’t understand their job very much?

185. BD: I don’ think it’s that, I think they just think they’re something special and they’re not, they’re only a part of the team.

186. MC: What, because of what they do, the emergency . . .

187. BD: Yeah, that’s right, I think they would like to be special.

188. MC: Professionalism.

189. BD: Well they, no I wouldn’t say that. I don’t think they’re ready for professionalism but, although we have guys who are already doing [indistinct] and infusion, you know.

190. MC: What I meant is, do you think there’s an elitist attitude?

191. BD: Yeah, I think that’s it. I don’t know, I don’t know quite what it is, I think they’re just perverse, really. You know, springs to mind again, you know, that we were at a meeting last year in County Hall, and they knew that the trade unions were going to strike and they picked another day. Now that isn’t elitist, that is bloody perverse, you know, no matter what way you look at it. And we said then that we wouldn’t go along with that, and that’s when we started going our own way, you know, because we didn’t want to get into that kind of business, what you’re talking about the trade union movement, especially me because it’s my life, I don’t really have any other hobbies, only this is my hobby, it’s my life, I enjoy doing it, and I’m a trade unionist.

192. MC: I suppose being in local government, being engaged in local negotiations before . . .

193. BD: I think that was . . .

194. MC: . . . ’74 must have had a . . .

195. BD: Yeah, I think that, I think that’s always been a big thing. I think that’s been the big thing with it that they, for an awful lot of years, they made their own rules, you know, they decided their own future with a local council, or in our case with the GLC7, you know, and whatever you done with them was the rules of the game. But now they’re involved with a bigger ball game and, you know, to be honest, they’re third division players trying to play in the first division and they’re not used to it. You know, that’s how I see it, anyway. I’m pretty disappointed with ambulancemen in general. 7 Greater London Council
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196. MC: What about, you mentioned the Federation of Ambulance Personnel.

197. BD: That’s right.

198. MC: You said that, sort of, was on the way out when you were starting.

199. BD: Well, when I was starting up in a branch it was on its way out. It was very prevalent when I was just belonging, you know. It was something I could never have personally joined because I believe if you’re going to be a part of a national body you’ve got to have highly-skilled negotiators who’ve come through the whole gambit of trade unionism, you know, started off as a shop steward, elevated himself or elevated or whatever, you know, to chairman and then to branch secretary, maybe been the auditor of the branch as well, you know, and then gone on regional chairman and then on to, you know, being very much involved in the Labour Party, seeing some of the negotiations at local level, maybe been a councillor, and then work your way through the system, you know, assistant regional secretary, regional secretary. That’s the only grounding I understand for a guy who’s going to eventually deal nationally with ambulancemen’s pay. Now, you know, I reckon I’m as good a trade unionist as anyone, but I wouldn’t want to dive in tomorrow and sit on the national negotiating committee. I’m sure I’d make a pils of it, you know. But this is what they were really suggesting, that we done our own negotiating, you know. And I particularly feel there’s more to a national, or there should be more to a national negotiator than that, which is even, you know, [indistinct]

200. MC: ‘Cause they merged in the end, didn’t they?

201. BD: That’s right. I was instigational, actually, into getting them into COHSE. I spoke to Terry Mallinson in the first instance after being approached by some of the lads from [the] Federation and so I was . . .

202. MC: Was it mainly a London-based thing or?

203. BD: Well, it was basically Southend, you know, and London with the big issues, but there was some very, very strong areas of it, you know, Avon was very strong, and Cornwall, Devon.

204. MC: Did it have paid officials and things like that?

205. BD: Well, it did, but it was so haphazardly run, you know, that there was no really, I suppose I shouldn’t say this, I didn’t see it as a very well-run organisation, you know, I wouldn’t want to say any more than that in case somebody hears this and then takes me [indistinct] for libel, you know. But no, I didn’t see it as a particularly well-run thing. Like our COHSE magazine, they had a magazine called The Blue Light and, you know, this was a treacherous thing, it used to really pick out people who were involved in the trade union movement, you know, and who wouldn’t go into COHSE, and union officers, and it’d say terrible things about them, you know, and, you know, make out that they weren’t the people they were supposed to be. Ted Sheehan particularly suffered through it, he was Transport and General, and some of the guys from NUPE and, you know, and some of the branch secretaries. They really had a, you know, very, it was something like an ambulanceman’s Private Eye, but it wasn’t, there was very little humour in it, you know. And it’s never, I’ve always believed it’s never been any part of me to slag another socialist
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just for the pure fun of doing it, you know. If I’m going to slag someone I’d like to get him off in a room on his own, I wouldn’t want to do it in public or, you know, I would never go into press and say what a horrible guy the branch secretary next door was even if I believed it, you know. So, that alone was sufficient to keep me out of it, you know. And the fact that I’ve always been a trade unionist and I didn’t see what a friendly society could do for me.

206. MC:It could never have broken into the negotiations.

207. BD: No, it was never allowed to break into the negotiation[s], and quite rightly so, you know, quite rightly so in my opinion, quite rightly so.

208. MC: Is there anything I haven’t mentioned, covered at all in my questions that you think . . ?

209. BD: Not really . . .

210. MC: We’ve covered quite a lot of ground.

211. BD: Covered a lot of ground, a lot of talking. I think, one thing I’d like to say is, you know, and I think it’s important that – I see you’re wearing the badge so I’m on safe ground, I’m not going to get an argument – but I think every trade unionist ought to be totally committed to the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament. I think that’s one of the best things I done in my life was to become an active member of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament and I’m like you, I believe that wherever I go should wear my badge and let everyone else know, you know. ‘Cause one of the problems with the campaign is while everyone’s prepared to go on marches and all of that business, they forget to wear their badge at the office the next day, or they’re frightened to because they feel a little bit isolated but [if] they wore the badge at the office, you know, they might find that there’s ten other people who are also feeling isolated at that office, you know.

212. MC: Yeah, that’s a good point.

213. BD: And I think it’s important. I think the wearing of your badge, the same as the wearing of your union badge, I believe that’s important too.

214. MC: You obviously, I mean, you feel, when I phoned you up and I was going to come on November the fifth and made a joke about fireworks. I mean, obviously, you feel strongly about those kinds of . . .

215. BD: Yeah, I . . .

216. MC: I mean being an ambulance worker you see terrible accidents, you’d know what the damage of bombing or fireworks can actually do, isn’t it?

217. BD: Well, as an ambulanceman I am particularly opposed to fireworks, but, you know, I’m also opposed to the idea of the firework, you know, it’s training our children to think of bombs and how attractive they are and how pleasant they are. There’s nothing pleasant about a bomb, especially a nuclear bomb, you know, and there’s nothing pleasant about the air-to-sea missile which the rocket can represent to them, you know. My children never had fireworks and I’m not ashamed to say that. We give them books, we give them
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a night out in a Wimpey Bar. We spend the same money as they’d have if they had fireworks, you know, but we tend to either buy them a game or a book or a record or something like that. We find that that is far more for them, you know. We’ve also never had war toys in the house, we don’t believe in them. And I’m glad to say that both my daughters are gradually becoming at least feminists, and socialists . WHO THEY???

 

 

Donald Dixon, Baron Dixon, (6 March 1929-19 February 2017) was a mp -Dixon worked in the Tyne shipyards and was a workers’ representative before being elected. Don Dixon was Leader of Jarrow Borough Council, 1963-74; after that council’s abolition he spent five years as Chairman of Housing at South Tyneside.

Dixon served as the Labour MP for Jarrow, 1979-97, serving as a Whip; he was considered to be on the Old Right of the Labour Party. Dixon was elevated to the Lords with the title Baron Dixon of Jarrow. He retired from the Lords on 9 February 2016.

‘The Guardian’ obituary for Don Dixon:

It was a source of the deepest regret and sorrow to Don Dixon, Labour’s former deputy chief whip, who has died aged 87, that he should prove to have been the last Labour MP elected for the constituency of Jarrow while there was still shipbuilding on the River Tyne. He was born in Jarrow, into a family with links across the generations to the river and its historic industry and, after 30 years as a shipyard worker himself, he spent much of his subsequent political career unsuccessfully fighting to defend its continued existence.

His two defining characteristics were pride and loyalty. He was proud of being able to say that he had lived on the banks of the Tyne for every year of his life. He was proud when he was chosen as his party’s candidate for the safe Labour seat in the 1979 election in preference to two academic aspirants with, as he put it, more letters behind their names than the eight letters in his own. And throughout his adult life, he was loyal to the town of his birth and to the politics of the Labour party, which he harnessed to try to help the people he represented.

He had a reputation in the House of Commons as a gruff and somewhat belligerent MP, a man of few words, whose face bore testimony to his education in the school of hard knocks. He admitted to having been in a few street fights in his time, but he was a shrewd man with a hidden affection for Geordie poetry, who was popular with his parliamentary colleagues. He spoke little for two reasons: he spent most of his parliamentary career in the whips’ office and he was once advised by his grandfather: “Always think first and make sure that what you have to say is an improvement on the silence.”

He was the son of Jane (nee Dean) and Christopher Dixon. His father and grandfather had both been thrown out of work in the shipyards during his early childhood, in the difficult days of the 1930s, but after Ellison Street elementary school and service in the Royal Engineers during the second world war, Don followed them into the Tyneside yards. His experiences there, including periods on the dole which took him to Wearside and Lowestoft, brought him into politics. He joined the Labour party aged 21 and was elected to Jarrow borough council in 1963.

He had a distinguished local career, leading the council in 1969 and serving as the town’s mayor in 1971. He was granted the freedom of Jarrow in 1972 and when South Tyneside district council was formed two years later, he chaired the housing committee and the ruling Labour group.

In 1974 he became a full-time official with the General, Municipal and Boilermakers’ Union and when the veteran Labour MP for Jarrow, Ernest Fernyhough, decided to retire, Dixon was the natural successor. Arriving in the Commons with the election that brought Margaret Thatcher into office, he used his maiden speech to defend shipbuilding from the political incursions of a Conservative government. He spoke of the pride of his town for the ships it had built and the men it had bred and their fight for the right to work with the Jarrow crusade, led by Fernyhough’s predecessor, “Wee Ellen” Wilkinson, as she was known locally. In 1986, 50 years after the Jarrow march, Dixon claimed that Thatcher succeeded where the Nazis had failed by putting an end to Tyneside shipbuilding.

He was a natural fixer and during his years in parliament served on a series of administrative committees dealing with services, selection and catering. He was a member of the employment select committee for four years and the committee considering televising parliamentary proceedings – a development he opposed on the grounds that it would lead to grandstanding by individual politicians.

He held traditional views across a wide spectrum, opposing devolution (on the grounds that Scotland already benefited excessively, at the cost of the north-east of England), Europe, abortion and the establishment of a national lottery. He was against lifting the ban on gay people serving in the armed forces and on lowering the age of homosexual consent to 16. He was also profoundly suspicious of the trend towards modernisation within the Labour party and resented the election of what he regarded as too many teachers and academics as MPs.

Neil Kinnock appointed him in 1983 to the Labour whips’ office, where he was known for working hard and not suffering fools gladly. He was a teetotaller and was always to be spotted in the members’ tea room breakfasting at 7.30am. In 1986 he stood unsuccessfully for election as deputy chief whip, failing because of the antipathy of Scottish Labour MPs who resented his views on devolution, but in 1987 he won the election with a three-way split vote over Peter Snape and Andrew Bennett.

He was a respected incumbent in the post but, after Tony Blair’s election as leader, his days were numbered, not least when he delayed the announcement of a frontbench reshuffle by five days because of his opposition to the appointment of Peter Mandelson as a junior opposition whip. He fell victim to the New Labour new broom when a secret deal was struck the following year, in 1996, to abolish the election of the chief and deputy chief whip and make them appointed posts. Blair made him a member of the privy council in recompense and offered him a seat in the House of Lords on his resignation as an MP the following year. Dixon stood down as a member of the Lords a year ago.

He is survived by his wife, Doreen (nee Morad), whom he married in 1966 after they met as fellow Jarrow councillors, two children, Karen and Tony, and four grandchildren.

OTHER OBITS

bangor tech – lynn and the spain modelling – glenys etc – the wrong chemicals – the old git from Yorkshire – everyone knew they were crap – wood, francis, gwen parry-jones’s mum

that female teacher – we were worried that glenys was going to complain

those articles in torygraph magazine – the very week of results – enoch powell and roman polanski

thatch’s influence – torygraph

Geordie greig – freud!! – st Peters College – Mark damazar, ken loach and many more – F the letters to Ernie Trowel n Annabelle  – the girl who modelled for Lencowitz on the train – my letter to brown etc

Sir Kenneth Ronald Stowe (17 July 1927-29 August 2015) was Principal Private Secretary to the Prime Minister 1975 to 1979, and the Permanent Under-Secretary of State of the Northern Ireland Office 1979 to 1981. From 1981 to 1987 he was Permanent Secretary of the Department of Health and Social Security. He was made a CB in 1977, CVO in 1979, and KCB in 1980 and a GCB in 1986. He died on 29 August 2015.

torygraph obit –

Sir Kenneth Stowe,who has died aged 88, was an accomplished and unstuffy Whitehall mandarin who was principal private secretary to three prime ministers – Harold Wilson, James Callaghan and Margaret Thatcher – and permanent secretary at the Northern Ireland Office and the DHSS.

Rating himself “Why don’t we?” rather than a “Why should we?” man, Ken Stowe set high standards in his departments, personally apologising after clearing for publication a departmental memo which turned out to be inaccurate, and urging civil servants to shed their distaste for the “jungle” of industry and commerce.

An administrator in the DHSS and its predecessors for most of his career, Stowe tried to talk Wilson out of appointing him his private secretary in 1975. Wilson dug his heels in, and within a year Stowe faced the stormiest passage of his career, over the outgoing premier’s controversial resignation honours list, which he was in charge of processing.

The “Lavender List” – so called because it was reputedly written on the tinted notepaper of Wilson’s volatile political secretary Marcia Williams (Lady Falkender) – provoked a furore.

Harold Wilson with his political secretary Marcia Williams (later Lady Falkender) in 1975

Harold Wilson with his political secretary Marcia Williams (later Lady Falkender) in 1975  Photo: PA

Alongside such worthy candidates as the actor John Mills, it honoured the buccaneering Tory financier Jimmy Goldsmith; the property magnate Sir Eric Miller, who would commit suicide within a year while under investigation for fraud; and Joe Kagan, deviser of Wilson’s favourite Gannex raincoat, who would be jailed for fraud in 1980.

Roy Jenkins wrote that Wilson’s retirement “was disfigured by his, at best, eccentric resignation honours list which gave peerages or knighthoods to adventurous business gentlemen, several of whom were close neither to him nor to the Labour Party.” There was, however, no suggestion of financial impropriety in its composition.

To compound matters, the list was leaked to the Sunday Times. The political village was aghast at the list’s contents, and it emerged that the Political Honours Scrutiny Committee had objected to most of the names on it.

The veteran former Labour MP Lady Summerskill, a member of the panel, said: “We were astounded when we read the list of proposed honours. We told the civil servant present that we could not approve of at least half of the list, and would he see that this was conveyed to the prime minister?”

Sir Stuart Milner-Barry, clerk to the committee, relayed its view to Stowe. Caught between a rock and a hard place, Stowe told Wilson that the committee considered the bulk of the names unacceptable. Wilson’s reaction is not recorded, but only one name was removed. His successor James Callaghan was only shown the list the day before publication.

Lady Edith declared herself “astonished that, with one exception, the original list of recipients was published unchanged. We were in fact faced with a fait accompli which we had no power to upset.”

Stowe’s relations with Callaghan – and, indeed, Margaret Thatcher – were smoother. One day Callaghan was tickled to receive an invitation to join the Athenaeum, the Pall Mall club to which a score of his predecessors had belonged and in whose drawing room Asquith had famously scribbled love letters to Lady Venetia Stanley. He accepted, then was disconcerted to receive a hefty bill. Putting a brave face on it, the prime minister paid up – and took Stowe there to lunch.

Kenneth Ronald Stowe was born in east London on July 17 1927, the elder son of Arthur and Emily Stowe, and grew up on the Dagenham estate. From Dagenham County High School he went to Exeter College, Oxford, of which he became an honorary Fellow in 1989.

In 1951 Stowe joined the National Assistance Board (NAB); his first job was cycling round Romford visiting applicants for money and blankets. He was seconded in 1958 to the UN Secretariat in New York. On his return he became press officer to the NAB, justifying the refusal of successive governments to pay pensions to over-eighties who had been excluded from the National Insurance Act of 1948.

Stowe helped to frame the 1966 Social Security Act which united the NAB and the Ministry of Pensions and National Insurance into a new department, soon merged with the Ministry of Health. From 1972 he served on the Computer Agency Council, a joint Whitehall-private sector committee advising on the development of data processing in government. In 1973 he moved to the Cabinet Office, where he prepared briefs for the Cabinet’s Legislation Committee and took the minutes.

Two years later, he succeeded Robert Armstrong as principal private secretary at No 10. He supervised the handovers from Wilson to Callaghan and from Callaghan to Mrs Thatcher, who told him: “I am a warrior.”

Promoted to run the Northern Ireland Office in October 1979, Stowe’s time at Stormont was turbulent, coinciding with the Maze prison “dirty protest” and the hunger strike which brought about the deaths of Bobby Sands and nine other Republican prisoners. But his staff excelled, Stowe saying of them: “Everyone will go a second mile. The words ‘give up’ are not part of the vocabulary here.”

In July 1981 he returned to the sprawling DHSS as permanent secretary. Stowe found himself defending the department to MPs against charges that opticians had made millions buying cheap lenses from abroad and reclaiming a higher price from the NHS; that despite a costly NHS early retirement scheme many beneficiaries were returning to their jobs; and that drug companies were “running rings” round the NHS on prices.

It was on Stowe’s watch that HIV/Aids made its appearance, with the social services secretary Norman Fowler launching a controversially explicit public information campaign.

In 1986 Stowe collapsed in his office with a viral infection after a meeting with Fowler about frictions with the NHS management board over who should run the service. He spent much of his final year at the Cabinet Office, undertaking “special tasks” for Armstrong who was now Cabinet Secretary.

His first job after retiring in 1987 was to serve on a commission set up by President Robert Mugabe to review the public service in Zimbabwe; in 1996 he would perform the same task in South Africa for a more appreciative President Nelson Mandela.

He advised the British government, the UN Development Programme and the Commonwealth Secretariat on administrative reform, and chaired the inaugural conference in 1994 of the Commonwealth Association for Public Administration and Management.

Stowe chaired the government-backed Carnegie Inquiry into the Third Age, which in 1993 called for people to work into their seventies if they chose to, with flexible pension arrangements.

When Labour returned to power in 1997, Stowe chaired the working group of the voluntary and community sector on its compact with government, and the Treasury’s group on funding voluntary sector development.

He also chaired the Institute of Cancer Research and the Thrombosis Research Institute, and was a director of the Royal Marsden NHS Trust and a trustee of Cancer Research UK, the Carnegie Trust and the Chase Children’s Hospice. He was appointed CB in 1977, CVO in 1979, KCB in 1980 and GCB in 1986.

Kenneth Stowe married Joan Cullen in 1948; she died in 1995. He is survived by their two sons and one daughter, and by his partner Judith.

Sir Kenneth Stowe, born July 7 1927, died August 29 2015

Sir Kenneth Stowe

Grauniad obit – Dennis Kavanagh –

Most principal private secretaries in No 10 serve one prime minister during their three-year stint in the post. But between 1975 and 1979 Sir Kenneth Stowe was PPS to Harold Wilson, Jim Callaghan and Margaret Thatcher, three very different leaders. Stowe, who has died aged 88, was supremely loyal to all of them and they in turn sang his praises. He went on to become permanent secretary in the Northern Ireland Office and in the Department for Health and Social Security.

Colleagues and observers agreed on Stowe’s virtues: he was modest, soft-spoken, direct, discreet and motivated by a commitment to public service. There was an acute sense of crisis in British government in the 1970s; at times various administrations seemed barely able to cope and some in Downing Street lost their heads. Stowe, however, was never flustered and recharged his batteries at the weekend at his Suffolk home. Making a point of not reading the Sunday papers (Wilson devoured the early editions on Saturday night) he would phone the No 10 duty secretary in the evening and inquire: “Has anything happened that I need to know about?”

He was born in Dagenham, Essex, the elder son of Arthur and Emily, and brought up on a council estate; he was educated at Dagenham County high school. A bright boy, he won a scholarship to study history at Exeter College, Oxford. He joined the civil service as an assistant principal in the National Assistance Board and rose through the ranks until its absorption into the Ministry of Social Security in 1966. In contrast to the high flyers in the Treasury and the Foreign Office, young Stowe would personally cycle to visit hard–up claimants. In 1968 the department was merged with health into a new “super” DHSS.

In 1973 Stowe joined the Cabinet Office at under-secretary level. Two years later, when it was time for Wilson’s PPS, Robert Armstrong, to leave No 10, Wilson ruled out a replacement from the Treasury, the usual source of recruits. The cabinet secretary, John Hunt, proposed a surprised Stowe, who spent a couple of hours failing to dissuade Wilson from appointing him because he was not from the Treasury and had never been a private secretary.

Stowe worked well with Wilson’s policy unit, an innovation at the time, and quickly won the respect of his aides. The Labour PM was already in decline, led a divided Cabinet, had only a tiny majority and was frequently distracted. Stowe knew well in advance of his intention to resign early and planned the timetable. He was also involved in the fraught negotiations over the resignation honours list (the much satirised Lavender List of 1976), which caused a furore because it included a smattering of business figures such as James Goldsmith.

Stowe was closer to Callaghan. He sat between him and the Liberal leader, David Steel, when the Lib–Lab pact was negotiated in 1977 and drafted the agreement between the two. He regularly attended the dinners Callaghan held with TUC and business leaders to discuss various economic issues and came to detest the regular menu of “bloody smoked mackerel”.

He was at Callaghan’s side through all the Cabinet sessions and the meetings with foreign leaders to hammer out the terms of the IMF loan, following a sterling crisis, in 1976. The relationship between the prime minister and the official was as close as any that existed in No 10. When Bernard Donoughue, head of the policy unit and an admirer of Stowe, once demurred at his presence during a private political chat with Callaghan, the latter retorted: “Ken is my ‘wait-a-minute’ man.”

Whitehall observers thought he held the machine together during the months of the Winter of Discontent (1978-79) when some ministers were in a funk over widespread strikes. He personally conducted many of the negotiations with Len Murray, the TUC leader. As the government collapsed into defeat, Callaghan came to rely on Stowe.

Nearly 30 years after Callaghan’s infamous “Crisis? What crisis?” remarks (according to the misleading tabloid headline) at Heathrow on returning from a summit on the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe to a Britain caught in the Winter of Discontent, Stowe made a confession to a Cambridge seminar. He said he owed Callaghan an apology for not going to Heathrow to meet him and remind him of Wilson’s rule: “Never get off a plane and make a speech.”

He spent a few weeks with the new prime minister, Thatcher, in 1979, helping to induct his successor, Clive Whitmore, into the job. His parting advice to Whitmore was to delegate. “You have some of the best young dogs in Whitehall so you do not need to bark.”

He went to the Northern Ireland Office as permanent secretary, an unusual appointment straight from No 10. Here he had to cope with the Troubles, including the Republicans’ hunger strike at the Maze prison. In 1980, Stowe was knighted. A year later he returned to the DHSS as permanent secretary. The “super” or “monster” department was responsible for more than a third of total public spending, including pensions and other welfare payments, hospital and community health services, employed 95,000 staff, was the subject of more than 100 debates in Parliament and around 6,000 parliamentary questions, and touched virtually every citizen. It was a huge management challenge. Thatcher later decided to split health and social services into separate departments.

Stowe was one of the first to identify many of the NHS’s problems, including the power of the medical profession, an ageing population and medical advances. An almost total reliance on taxation for funding and an over-centralised structure, he believed, meant that the NHS staggered from crisis to crisis. He likened his task to “plugging holes in dykes with a finger”. In an unpublished paper he spelled out the options for Thatcher. Having listened patiently, she finally told him: “Ken, there is no constituency for change.”

He retired in 1987 but became chair of the Institute of Cancer Research (1987-97), the Carnegie UK Trust’s inquiry into the third age (1989-93), and various committees on the voluntary sector. He attended reunions with former colleagues, including Callaghan’s No 10 aides, but in his late 70s retreated to Herefordshire and disappeared from the Whitehall network.

In 1949 Stowe married Joan Cullen. She died in 1995, and he is survived by their sons, Tim and Richard, and daughter, Janet.

Kenneth Ronald Stowe, civil servant, born 17 July 1927; died 29 August 2015

 


The Lord Butler of Brockwell
Gater robe Lord Butler.jpg

Lord Butler in the robes of a Knight Companion of the Order of the Garter.
Cabinet Secretary
Head of the Home Civil Service
In office
1988–1998
Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
John Major
Tony Blair
Preceded by Sir Robert Armstrong
Succeeded by Sir Richard Wilson
Principal Private Secretary to the Prime Minister
In office
1982–1985
Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
Preceded by Clive Whitmore
Succeeded by Nigel Wicks
Personal details
Born (1938-01-03) 3 January 1938 (age 81)
Lytham St Annes, Lancashire, England, UK
Spouse(s) Gillian Lois Galley (1962-present)
Children 3
Alma mater University College, Oxford

Frederick Edward Robin Butler, Baron Butler of Brockwell, (born 3 January 1938) is a retired British civil servant, now sitting in the House of Lords as a crossbencher.

Butler was born in Lytham St Annes, Lancashire, on 3 January 1938. He went to Orley Farm School & Harrow School (where he was Head Boy), then taught for a year at St Dunstan’s School, Burnham-on-Sea, before attending University College, Oxford, where he took a double first in Mods and Greats and twice gained a Rugby Blue. He married Gillian Lois Galley in 1962. They have a son and two daughters.

Butler had a high-profile career in the civil service from 1961 to 1998, serving as Private Secretary to five Prime Ministers. He was Secretary of the Cabinet and Head of the Home Civil Service from 1988 to 1998.[2]

He joined HM Treasury in 1961, becoming Private Secretary to the Financial Secretary to the Treasury 1964–66 and Secretary to the Budget Committee 1965–69.[2]

Early in his career, he was occasionally confused with his namesake Rab Butler. Memos for Rab Butler, some highly sensitive, ended up on his desk, and some of his ended up on Rab’s. It was agreed that all memos ambiguously addressed to “R Butler” should go to Rab’s office first, and then Rab’s office would send on any intended for the other R Butler. It is said that one day the young Butler, who was still playing first class rugby, received a letter that read: “You have been selected for the Richmond 1st XV on Saturday. Please be at Twickenham by 2 p.m.”. Underneath, in Rab’s distinctive handwriting, was the message: “Dear Robin, I am not free on Saturday. Please could you deputise for me? Rab”![3]

In 1969, he was seconded to the Bank of England and several City institutions. Later at HM Treasury as Assistant Secretary, General Expenditure Intelligence Division, he led the team which installed the UK Government’s computerised financial information system 1975&–77. He had been a founder member of the Central Policy Review Staff under Lord Rothschild 1971–2. After several senior appointments at the Treasury, he became second Permanent Secretary, Public Expenditure, 1985–87.

He was Private Secretary to Prime Ministers Edward Heath (1972–74) and Harold Wilson (1974–75), and Principal Private Secretary to Margaret Thatcher (1982–85).[1][2] Along with Thatcher, he was almost killed in the 1984 IRA bombing of the Grand Hotel in Brighton.[1] He was also Cabinet Secretary during the premierships of Margaret Thatcher, John Major and Tony Blair.

After retiring from the Civil Service, Butler was Master of University College, Oxford, 1998–2008.[2] He was announced to be made a life peer in the 1998 New Year Honours[4] and was raised to the peerage as Baron Butler of Brockwell, of Herne Hill in the London Borough of Lambeth.[5][6]

He became a non-executive Director of HSBC Group from 1998 to 2008. He is also Chairman of the Corporate Sustainability Committee and the HSBC Global Education Trust. In 2011, he was elected Master of the Worshipful Company of Salters.[2] He is a Trustee of the Royal Academy of Music. [7]

In 2004, Lord Butler chaired the Review of Intelligence on Weapons of Mass Destruction, widely known as the ‘Butler Review’, which reviewed the use of intelligence in the lead up to the 2003 Iraq War. The report concluded that some of the intelligence about Iraq’s possession of Weapons of Mass Destruction was seriously flawed.[8] The report also concluded, in regards the so-called Niger uranium forgeries, that the report Saddam’s government was seeking uranium in Africa appeared ‘well-founded’.

Styles of address

  • 1938–1986: Mr Robin Butler
  • 1986–1988: Mr Robin Butler CVO
  • 1988–1992: Sir Robin Butler KCB CVO
  • 1992–1998: Sir Robin Butler GCB CVO
  • 1998–2003: The Rt Hon. The Lord Butler of Brockwell GCB CVO
  • 2003–2004: The Rt Hon. The Lord Butler of Brockwell KG GCB CVO
  • 2004–: The Rt Hon. The Lord Butler of Brockwell KG GCB CVO PC

Honours[edit]

SOMERVILLE PRINCIPAL – Janet

LORD WIDGERY !!

balniel – his posts in the grocers govt – HATFIELD LINK – Gascoyne-cecil

more on those masons in north Wales??

ROGER COOK AIDS PROGS – AND BABY BANDITS

Victoria and Robert atkins

 

Unacceptable Behaviour!

I received a letter from Gary Doherty, CEO of the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, by e mail earlier this afternoon, accusing me of ‘unacceptable behaviour’. It seems to be Gary’s response to my recent attempts to arrange a meeting with Simon Leeson and a senior manager from the Betsi to discuss the sexual assaults that Simon’s junior doctors carried out on patients known to me. I did explain during the course of my ‘unacceptable behaviour’ ie. requests for a meeting, that I had been asked to raise the matter with Simon and the Betsi and that I had documentary evidence that other Top Docs, including those who were referring patients to Simon, knew that these assaults were occurring.

Gary’s letter was attached as a PDF so I can’t copy and paste the text here and I’ve tried attaching it to this post but I haven’t managed to do that either. Gary’s letter says:

Dear Dr Baker,

Re Unacceptable Behaviour

I understand from colleagues that you have recently been making defamatory comments about individuals in our Obstetrics and Gynaecology team, sending unacceptable e mails and making abusive telephone calls to the department.

I am writing to ask you to refrain from this behaviour with immediate effect as it is causing unwarranted concern and distress to the individuals involved.

Due to the verbally aggressive nature of your calls, staff on the Obstetrics and Gynaecology team have been advised not to meet or speak with you.

Should you need assistance regarding any clinical care that you may require from the team, your single point of contact is Llio Johnson, Lead Manager, Women’s Services

Llio.Johnson@wales.nhs.uk

Should you wish to raise a formal concern, you should follow the standard Putting Things Right process.

Yours Sincerely,

Gary Doherty.

Regular readers will know from my comments following my post ‘More Hollywood Gossip’ exactly what I said during the allegedly ‘abusive’ calls and that my calls were handled by clueless staff, one of whom was offensive, as I repeatedly tried to arrange a meeting between Simon Leeson, a senior manager and me to discuss the serious criminal conduct of Simon’s colleagues, which in the case of at least one patient was witnessed by third parties.

I cannot understand why Gary has suggested that I should waste my time with Llios Johnson or the Putting Things Right procedure, when Gary has ordered them all not to speak to or meet with me! Furthermore I can’t even speak to Gary; should I wish to reply to this asinine letter, I have to e mail Dawn.Lees@wales.co.uk.

Previous posts have discussed a formal complaint of mine some years ago re the Betsi when Gary was CEO that I submitted through the Putting Things Right procedure. It was never ever resolved because Gary simply stopped responding to my e mails, before matters had been Put Right, even though part of the complaint concerned confidential info about another patient that had been forwarded to me and confidential info from my records that had turned up in the records of someone in England – Shropshire – who traced me via this blog and wrote and told me…

I still have the confidential records of the other Betsi patient and the person in Shropshire never managed to successfully expunge the information about me from her records because the Betsi just stopped communicating about the matter.

As well as my unacceptable calls, I have of course e mailed Simon Leeson, informing him of the matters that I wish to discuss with him and senior management and e mailed Sister Hutt, The Hague, Julie Morgan, Vaughan Gething and the Pink Blancmange, as they all held/hold roles with direct responsibility re the assaults. This letter from Gary is the only reply that I have received.

Have this lot ever asked themselves whether people who have been sexually assaulted actually want to have to go through this sort of rigmarole should they attempt to complain?

I can only warn people that as far as the Betsi is concerned, even if a patient is sexually or physically assaulted by a member of their staff, in front of witnesses AND this is recorded in writing by another Top Doc, all staff, including those responsible for those who carried out the assault, will be instructed to knowingly misconstrue requests for a meeting as ‘abuse’ and to use this as an excuse to refuse to communicate with the complainant.

The NHS has done what it always does; when faced with the most damning evidence against named staff, it has taken steps to ensure that those staff do not ever have to meet the person who has complained, let alone explain themselves.

I know of a case of a midwife in north Wales who threw a jug of water over a woman in labour because she was screaming. Immediately after the baby was born, the patient was moved to another ward and Gwynedd Health Authority did everything they could to ensure that the patient who had been assaulted did not manage to make contact with the midwife. The husband of the patient was kept well away from the person who had assaulted his wife as well. The Angel who told me about this smugly explained how the midwife was afforded full protection although there were witnesses… The Angel boasting of their total immunity was Liz Stables, the Angel who used to run the Student Health Centre at UCNW with D.G.E. Wood. Liz’s son Gareth became a Top Doc; the last that I heard Gareth was working in Leicester.

As for Simon’s junior docs who were known to be assaulting – and injuring – patients and are now being provided with as much protection as that dreadful midwife was, at the time of the assaults that I wish to discuss with Simon, one of those with management responsibility for the ‘service’ was Dis-Grace Lewis Parry. Dis-Grace is currently Board Secretary to the Betsi (unless she has very recently stepped down, her mugshot wasn’t on the website when I clicked on it yesterday). See ‘More Hollywood Gossip’.

I note that the address at the top of Gary’s letter was Block 5, Carlton Court, St Asaph Business Park, St Asaph. When I was trying to speak to someone about Simon Leeson and his junior docs the other day, the one man on the switchboard who was trying to help but had not been given the info that he needed by his managers to carry out his job properly, found out that Dis-Grace is based at Carlton Court and he put me through to her office. No reply…

So there we are. Sexually assaulted in front of witnesses by docs in north Wales? Any attempts to discuss the matter will be met with the representative of the complainants/complainants themselves being constructed as abusive, the complaint itself constructed as ‘defamatory’ and the CEO of the Betsi will ensure that the matter cannot be discussed with anyone. He will at the same time cover his arse by inviting the complainants to speak to one of the members of staff who has been specifically ordered NOT TO COMMUNICATE WITH THEM or instead to try the NHS complaints procedure, that Gary knows will fall at the first hurdle because ALL the staff have been told not to discuss the matter..

Furthermore Gary has already indicated to the subject of the complaint that they will be cleared because his description of the complaint is that it is ‘defamatory’.

I will be taking further action with regard to this, but not in either of the ways suggested by Gary, because they have so obviously been devised to ensure that complainants are caused maximum distress and that staff are cleared. The staff will then tell the world and his wife that the patient ‘tells lies about’ Angels and Top Doctors.

Which is exactly what happened to me and Brown when we raised concerns about Gwynne and Dafydd…

Anyone for finding Sexual Abuse and People Trafficking Abhorrent?

 

I was asked earlier today to blog details of another Empowered Service User in Gwynedd who was scandalously neglected by the mental health services during the early years of the millennium, because I was told that this would demonstrate just how bad that Gang are. I’m not going to because the Empowered one concerned is doing much better now and I doubt that they want to be reminded of what the Community Mental Health Team did to them until the Empowered one moved house to get away from the CMHT. I know for a fact that the CMHT were deliberately abandoning and neglecting a seriously ill person in the hope that their ‘client’ committed a serious offence.

The solution to the problem of the neighbours ringing the CMHT and complaining about the shocking neglect of their client who was suffering from ‘severe and enduring illness’ would then have been found; once more it would have been a Dangerous Nutter whom the Caring ones had done their best to help…

At the same time as this was happening, a man who was being Cared For by the same CMHT who lived about one mile down the road murdered a member of his family. The subsequent media reports stressed that he was a Dangerous Nutter. The other family members said no, he was an excellent father and husband but he became seriously ill and the CMHT were not even fulfilling their basic obligations… Another neighbour under the care of the same CMHT committed suicide whilst an in-patient at the Hergest Unit.

One of the members of this CMHT with such an appalling track record over just three years was subsequently given a Senior Lecturing post in the School of Healthcare Sciences at Bangor University; it was Louise Ingham. At the time, the Head of the School of Healthcare Sciences at Bangor was former Denbigh Angel Ruhi Behi, who is alleged to have been awarded a degree in psychology from UCNW back in the 1980s without having completed the course or passed the exams. See previous posts.

I have blogged about Louise Ingham in earlier posts but she now seems to have disappeared from the internet. However, I have discovered a Celia Louise Ingham Clark at the very top of NHS England who I think might be something to do with Louise Ingham; it would explain a great deal if she was.

Celia Ingham Clark

Celia Ingham Clark is the Medical Director for Clinical Effectiveness at NHS England. She trained in Cambridge and London and was appointed as a consultant general surgeon at the Whittington Hospital in 1996. After early work in medical education Celia developed an interest in quality improvement and this took her through several medical management roles to become Medical Director of the Trust, 2002-2012.

More recently Celia worked as National Clinical Director for Acute Surgery and Enhanced Recovery and as London Regional Lead for Revalidation and Quality.

For two years from 2014 Celia was the NHS England Director for Reducing Premature Mortality and in 2016 became the Medical Director for Clinical Effectiveness.

Well Celia, Consultant General Surgeon, whether you are anything to do with the dreadful Louise or not, in the wake of the Shropshire Dead Babies Scandal you have some explaining to do.

Celia was awarded an MBE in 2013 for services to the NHS.

Celia is also the interim National Director of Patient Safety at NHS Improvement.

 

The General Manager for the Gwynedd Local Health Group who was then appointed as CEO of Gwynedd Local Health Board during the criminal neglect that resulted in the deaths of the two neighbours in Gwynedd who were under Louise’s care, was none other than Dis-Grace Lewis Parry (see ‘More Hollywood Gossip’). I know that Dis-Grace was, as ever, Appraised Of The Situation.Grace Lewis-Parry

The Managers Of The Abattoir

As promised in my comment following my post ‘More Hollywood Gossip’, here’s a list of so many of those with senior management responsibilities with regard to the slaughterhouse that has been the NHS and Social Services in Wales for many years now. The names below are taken from a ‘distribution list’ issued with regard to Therapies. The document is undated but it was compiled between July 2005 and sometime in 2006.

Most of the names below are still cluttering up Wales’s infrastructure in some capacity. Many of them have starred in previous blog posts… Just use the search facilities on the blog….

Jane Westlake, Health and Social Services Committees Clerk, WAG, Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3NQ

Claire Morris, HSSC Deputy Committee Clerk, WAG, Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3NQ

Catherine Lewis, HSSC Support, WAG, Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3NQ

Ann Lloyd, Head of Health and Social Care, WAG, Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3NQ

Ann Lloyd is a Civil Service mandarin who has starred in previous posts in her capacity as Director General of Health and Social Care for the Welsh Gov’t and CEO of NHS Wales, throughout the reigns of Sister Hutt, Brian Gibbons and Edwina Hart.

Ann stepped down from that role in Dec 2008, but then Led A Project concerned with reducing Waiting Times For Treatment, until she Retired in April 2009. However, like everyone who has had a hand in the genocide, Ann has not gone away.

Here’s a gem from the BBC in 2007 starring Ann when she was the Ultimate Boss of Wales’s NHS:

ednesday, 20 June 2007, 05:45 GMT 06:45 UK

NHS chief warns over chronic care

Pensioner in care

The number of people with chronic conditions is set to rise

Fundamental change is necessary to deal with a rise in chronic conditions, the head of the NHS in Wales has warned. A third of adults in Wales suffer from at least one chronic condition – those which cannot be cured – such as arthritis, diabetes or cystic fibrosis.

NHS Wales Director Ann Lloyd said about two thirds of people under 65 would develop such a condition at some point.

The World Health Organisation said they posed the greatest problem to health care systems in the 21st century.

“We do have this massive explosion of people who are going to be living longer with a chronic condition who need help and support,” Mrs Lloyd said.

Ann Lloyd
We have got to have a much bigger and better campaign to show individuals who have chronic diseases within the communities what they can do to help themselves
Ann Lloyd

“They can’t be cured, they have to be managed and they can be very difficult for people to live with.”

She said part of the solution was moving facilities into the community rather than at large traditional hospitals and treating people at home instead.

While current pilot treatments and new techniques had been successful, she said the system was currently too “bitty”.

“We need to give [patients] the confidence that they are going to get care in their own homes, or wherever it is most appropriate for them to receive care,” she added.

“This will allow them to take greater control over their lives and the way in which they can manage their own conditions.”

‘Greatest challenge’

Powys Community Nurse, Julie Donnelly, said chronic conditions can affect virtually every aspect of the patient’s life.

“They’re not as mobile, they’re restricted in what they can eat,” she said.

“It is important to keep people at home and the greatest challenge is getting the resources to be able to keep them at home.”

However, Ms Lloyd’s calls for “fundamental change” may not be popular with campaign groups across Wales, who have fought against hospital reorganisation plans.

Earlier this month, First Minister Rhodri Morgan called a temporary halt to changes to hospital services, a move which was cautiously welcomed by opposition politicians and campaigners.

Health demonstration

Reconfiguration of hospital services has prompted wide protests

But Ms Lloyd said: “We have got to have a much bigger and better campaign to show individuals who have chronic diseases what they can do to help themselves, and what alternatives we can now offer them, rather than just admitting them to a hospital.

“They will need assessment and treatment and management and an inpatient facility or a healthcare facility within their community might be the best place to provide that, but they don’t need to be there all the time.”

Medical advances in the last 20 years, she explained, had been “fantastic” but that the health service be better at picking up on good practices and adopting them.

I do not know if Powys Community Angel Julie Donnelly is any relation of the monstrous Tina Donnelly (see previous posts), one of Wales’s Big Nurses who has for years now been fully on board with patient abuse and neglect, Angels leaving in their thousands or even committing suicide and the wasting of billions of pounds, yet who rises ever higher up the poles of the RCN, the Welsh Gov’t, clocking up ever-more impressive titles and even gongs. Such is the nepotism in the NHS that it wouldn’t surprise me if they were from the same family.

Ann Lloyd is at present Chair of Aneurin Bevan University Health Board! Here’s the spiel provided for her on the Health Board’s site:

Ann Lloyd CBE – Chair
Ann Lloyd has spent the majority of her career as a CEO of large health service organisations. Her career culminated in her appointment as Director General – Health and Social Care – Welsh Government and NHS Wales CEO, a post she occupied for 8 years. Responsible for a budget of £5.8 billion and the oversight of all Welsh health and social care policies and health services, she developed the 10 year strategy for Wales, the health care standards and associated Inspectorate and designed and led the restructuring of NHS Wales organisations in 2002/3 and 2008/9. She was the Accounting Officerresponsible to the UK and Welsh Governments and Parliaments for all issues affecting the governance and financial management of the Welsh organisations.
 
She occupied the position of Health and Social Care Appointments Commissioner for London for 2 years – overseeing the competence of NHS Boards and their non executives. She advised and supported the Chair and the CEO of NHS London on the governance and leadership criteria requiredfor the reorganisation of the London NHS bodies.
 
She has been operating as an independent advisor and coach since 2012, specialising in Board effectiveness and governance reviews. Skills audits and Board Development and special investigations.  She has recently completed an independent review for the Welsh Health Minister into service planning engagement and consultation systems in Wales to recommend any changes that should be made and has led the targeted intervention review for Welsh Government into the North Wales health services and Board. She evaluates, assesses and coaches executives, chairs and non executives in the public and not for profit sectors and is a qualified mentor and trained coach.  She has been a Senior Associate with the Good Governance Institute since 2011.
She is a member of the Bevan Commission.
 Some of Ann Lloyd’s fellow members of the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board are, like Ann, old hands in the Abattoir:
Bevan Commission.
Judith Paget 2016
Judith Paget CBE – Chief Executive

Judith was appointed Chief Executive of Aneurin Bevan University Health Board in October 2014.  Judith joined the Health Board as Director of Planning & Operations on 1st October 2009 and subsequently became Chief Operating Officer/Deputy CEO before her appointment as Chief Executive.

Judith has worked in the NHS since 1980.  During the 1980s she undertook various operational roles in hospitals within the Gwent area, leaving Gwent in 1990 to take up a post with East Dyfed Health Authority.
She was subsequently appointed Director of Planning for Llanelli Dinefwr NHS Trust where she remained until 1996 when she joined lechyd Morgannwg Health Authority to establish the Locality Team in Bridgend.

In 2000 Judith returned to Gwent as General Manager of Caerphilly Local Health Group and was subsequently appointed the Chief Executive of Caerphilly Local Health Board.  In August 2007 she was seconded as Interim CEO of Powys Teaching Local Health Board where she remained until October 2009.

Judith was awarded a Companionship of the Institute of Health Service Managers in 2012. In June 2014, Judith won the Institute of Directors – Director in Public Service Award for Wales.

Philip RobsonSpecial Advisor to the Board

Phil was appointed as an Independent Member of Aneurin Bevan University Health Board in 2010. From April 2016 until May 2018 he was the Vice- Chair. He was recently appointed to the position of Special Advisor to the Board.

Following an early career in the steel industry, Philip joined the former Gwent County Council in 1983 and spent the next 27 years in Local Government.  He held a variety of practitioner roles as a Social Worker and Senior Manager specialising in Child Protection.

He became the Director of Social Services for Powys County Council in 2001 and was appointed Executive Director People and Wellbeing in 2005.  This post encompassed the role of Director of Social Services and Chief Education Officer.  Philip retired from his position with Powys in December 2008 and since then has undertaken a number of appointments on behalf of Welsh Ministers. These include leading several inquiries into the functioning of Social Services Departments in Wales. In February 2010 he was appointed to the Independent Commission on Social Services in Wales. The Commission was set up to advise Government on the future shape and organisation of Social Services. The recommendations of the Commission formed the basis of the Social Services and Well Being Act.

 

Within the Health Board, Phil has chaired several committees including Audit, Partnerships and Wellbeing, Strategic Change, Finance and Mental Health and Learning Disabilities.  Phil is particularly interested in service integration and currently chairs the Regional Partnership Board.

Glyn Jones 2016
Glyn Jones  – Exective Director of Finance and Performance / Deputy Chief Executive
Glyn started in the NHS in 1989, joining the NHS Wales financial management training scheme. He has spent most of his career working in the NHS in Wales and the South West of England. However, he also spent four years working for Jobcentre Plus where he was involved in developing finance business partnering, before returning to the NHS in 2010 as Assistant Finance Director in Aneurin Bevan Health Board.
Glyn has twice attended Harvard Business School, where he studied performance measurement in not-for-profit organisations and value measurement in healthcare.
His previous roles have included NHS Finance Director posts in the Rhondda, Bristol, Carmarthenshire and Powys.
He is also the voluntary treasurer and trustee on the board of Blaenau Gwent & Caerphilly Citizens Advice Bureau.
Claire Birchall Portrait October 2018
Claire Birchall – Director of Operations
Claire has worked in healthcare for 28 years and is a graduate of Nottingham University and is a proud Registered Nurse. She holds a Masters degree in Healthcare Law and Ethics from Swansea University. Claire has worked her entire career in Wales undertaking nursing roles in Medicine and Critical Care, and was a specialist nurse and Senior Nurse in Gwent Healthcare NHS Trust.
Having moved into the management arena, Claire has undertaken senior leadership and management positions in three of the largest Health Boards in Wales, and moved back to Aneurin Bevan University Health Board as an Assistant Director earlier this year.
Claire has a keen interest in service improvement and performance management, and is passionate about good governance. She is committed to putting the patient first and providing accessible, safe and effective care.
Claire is married with two sons, and is a resident of the Health Board area.
Pippa Britton
Pippa Britton – Independent Member (Community)
Pippa Britton is a double Paralympian who competed on the Welsh and GB archery teams for 15 years and achieved podium places at 6 World Championships and 24 International events. Whilst competing she also was a coach and mentor to development squad athletes and became the first para-archery athlete committee member at World Archery, representing archers all over the world.
Injury forced retirement but being passionate about putting back into sport and wanting to contribute to the community in Wales, Pippa became Chair of Disability Sport Wales, an organisation that transforms lives through the power of sport. She has gone on to become Vice-Chair of Sport Wales and also Vice-Chair on the Board of UK Anti Doping. Her experience helps influence strategy with fairness in mind at all times and she works with organisations within and beyond the sphere of sport towards greater inclusion, improving equity and increasing disability awareness.
Peter Carr Portrait October 2018
Peter Carr – Executive Director of Therapies and Health Science
Peter qualified as a Podiatrist in 1994 and first came to work in Wales in 1995 for the Gwent Community Health NHS Trust and continued his clinical role with Gwent Healthcare NHS Trust, working across all localities in both acute and community sites and in primary care.  In 2000, Peter won a place on the Welsh NHS Management Training Scheme and has since undertaken a range of operational and strategic roles locally in Gwent and at a national level.  In 2006, Peter was seconded to Welsh Government as a Policy Lead for Renal Services and Organ Donation, where he led the public debate and formal consultation on organ donation consent, which subsequently pathed the way for the legislative change in Wales.  In 2010, Peter spent time working with a small health and care charity in a remote part of North West Cameroon as part of the Wales for Africa International Learning Opportunities Programme.
Since December 2017, Peter has been covering the role of Director of Therapies and Health Science, representing 18 different professions at Executive and Board level.  Peter is committed to ensuring our workforce are equipped and supported to be the best at what they do, and that Aneurin Bevan University Healthy Board is a fair, equitable and rewarding place to work.  Peter is excited about the delivery of the Clinical Futures Strategy having been involved in its development at the start of his management career in the early 2000s, and the opportunity this now presents for Therapy and Health Science professions.
Paul Buss 2016
Dr Paul BussMedical Director/ Interim Director of ABCi

Dr Paul Buss, a Consultant Paediatrician since 1993, is based at the Royal Gwent Hospital and has been involved in clinical management roles since 2003 – undertaking an MSc in Healthcare Management at HSMC Birmingham. His previous role was Assistant Medical Director of Quality and Professional Standards for Aneurin Bevan University Health Board. He was Deputy Medical Director of Gwent Healthcare Trust in a combined role as Medical Director of Powys Local Health Board from 2008-09.

He played the lead role in developing the current DNACPR policy (Do Not Attempt Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) for the NHS in Wales and was also appointed Co-Chair for the Review of Orphan and Ultra-Orphan Medicines in Wales.

Other experience as Chair of the All Wales Medicines Strategy Group (2005-06), developing an All Wales Policy on the usage of Medicines and Co-payment policy. Chair of a Task and Finish Group on the Non-Surgical Cosmetic Procedures in Wales and Chair of AWMDCSG (Medical Devices).

Dr Buss has a chief interest in the alignment of clinical policy with evidence based, financially sound, decision making and the need to increase senior clinical involvement in decisions relating to NHS resources.  He is a council member of the Institute for Costing Value and a Winner of the HFMA (UK) Clinician Working with Finance Award (2017).

A lead clinical role in the development of the NHS Wales Finance Academy whilst he also participates on the UK Responsible Officer Reference Panel for the General Medical Council.

Richard Clark IM
Richard Clark – Independent Member (Local Authority)
Richard attended Aberystwyth University reading Law.  In addition to his law degree Richard has two Masters degrees the first in Town & Country Planning, the other Leadership in Public Service. Before the 2017 election Richard was the Wales Policy Officer for the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists. He has worked in local government as a town planner and dealing with anti social behaviour.  He has also been a Welfare Rights Officer for a local hospice.
Richard been a Torfaen Borough Councillor since May 2004 representing the Croesyceiliog North Ward. In January 2017 he became Deputy Leader of Torfaen Council and has the executive portfolio for Health, Adult Services and Wellbeing. Previously Richard was the Executive Member for Health Social Care and Wellbeing (2013-2017); Executive Member for Corporate Governance and Community Safety (2010-2013) and Executive Member for Regeneration (2008-2010). Richard also serves on the Croesyceiliog & Llanyrafon Community Council and as a Governor at Croesyceiliog’s primary and secondary schools.
In his role as a Councillor Richard has served on a number of boards.  Presently he is a board member on the Gwent Frailty Joint Committee;  Bron Afon Community Housing and the Local Government Data Unit. Until January of this year he was also on the board the South East Wales Education Achievement Service and of Torfaen Voluntary Alliance.
Katija Dew 2016
Katija Dew – Independent Member (Third Sector)
Katija (Teej) is an Independent Member with a varied career in the third and public sectors.
Initially graduating from Cardiff University, Teej researched in the field of Tumour Vascular Physiology for the Cancer Research Campaign at the Gray Laboratory in Middlesex and whilst there undertook a Master of Science degree in Medical Biochemistry to supplement her research.
Moving back to Wales in 1994, and always deeply motivated by social justice, she took the opportunity to change career direction.  Teej has worked since then in the fields of debt advice, social enterprise, financial inclusion and tackling poverty in the public and third sectors and at the Wales Co-operative Centre as Programme Director. In this role she helped credit unions across Wales to develop, including supporting the the offer of payroll deduction to Aneurin Bevan University Health Board staff.
Appointed as Financial Inclusion Champion for Wales, Teej worked closely with Welsh Government on tackling poverty and most recently with the UK Government on welfare benefit reform to ensure fairness in the system.
Although she has worked at a strategic level for a number of years, her connection with Gwent and the third sector is strong. Starting by providing and managing specialist debt advice across Torfaen; she was a Board Member at Eastern Valley Housing Association, is an elected Community Councillor in her home area of Langstone, volunteers at ‘parkrun’ in Newport and is Chair of Trustees of the Money Savings Expert Charity.
Identifying the parallels between managing personal health and managing personal money, Teej is passionate about helping people to take control of their health and about fair access to the tools and services that support them to do so.
Geraint Evan 2016
Geraint Evans – Executive Director of Workforce and Organisational Development
Geraint has extensive experience of leading Workforce and Organisational Development functions at Board level in the NHS, Local Government and the private sector. He holds a Masters in Human Resource Management, is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and a former Board Director of Careers Wales. Geraint joined the NHS in 2003 and comes to Aneurin Bevan University Health Board from Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board where he held the roles of both Deputy and Interim Director of Workforce and Organisational Development.
Geraint says, “It is a privilege to hold the post of Director of Workforce and Organisational Development.  I welcome the important opportunity this gives me to work in partnership with our staff, patients and the public to deliver the best possible care for the community we serve”.
Nicola Prygodzicz 2016 Nicola Prygodzicz – Executive Director of Planning, Digital and IT

Nicola started working in the NHS in 1991 as a finance management trainee.  Since qualifying in 1995 as a Chartered Accountant with CIPFA, Nicola has held a number of senior finance roles across South Wales including 16 years working for Cardiff and Vale University Health Board.
Nicola joined Aneurin Bevan University Health Board in 2014 initially as an Assistant Finance Director but quickly progressed to be  appointed to the role of Interim Director of Planning and Performance on 1st December 2015.
Nicola is passionate about continuous improvement across the service and ensuring patients and the public are at the heart of our planning. Nicola is also a strong advocate of personal development and training to ensure staff are well equipped and motivated to deliver the challenges of working for the NHS.
Nicola lives in Llantrisant with her husband and two children.
David Jones IM
David Jones – Independent Member (ICT)
David Jones is an successful technology entrepreneur who now spends most of his time working within the Public Sector in advisory and Non-Executive posts – All focused on the role that digital can play in making public services better, cheaper and safer.
A frequent contributor across the broadcast media, discussing subjects from cyber security to Government Digital Strategy – David is also a Non-Executive at Qualifications Wales and the Welsh Revenue Authority.
Rhiannon Jones – Executive Director of Nursing
Dr Sarah Aitken 2018
Dr Sarah Aitken, MBBS FFPH – Executive Director of Public Health and Strategic Partnerships

Sarah was appointed as Director for Public Health in July 2017. She has worked in Gwent for much of her public health career and has been the Consultant in Public Health for four of the five local authorities in Gwent. She has fulfilled a wide range of All Wales system leadership roles including child public health improvement and public health system alignment. She was also responsible for developing, securing funding and implementing the innovative, award winning Aneurin Bevan University Health Board “Living Well Living Longer” Programme.

 

Sarah has held a number of Board level roles in NHS organisations and statutory partnerships over her career and has a track record of developing and implementing integrated, strategic plans with public and third sector partners, she is excited to be part of the Health Board Executive Team that is leading the system transformation described in the original Gwent Clinical Futures Plan.

 

With the publication of her report ‘Building a Healthier Gwent’, in July 2019, Sarah started a conversation about how to make it easier for people to live more of their lives in good health in all communities across Gwent.

Frances Taylor 2016
Frances Taylor – Independent Member (Community)
Frances is an independent community member of Aneurin Bevan University Health Board appointed in 2014. She attended Aston University studying French and Psychology and went on to pursue a Post Graduate Certificate of Education and teach Modern Foreign Languages at Duffryn High School in Newport. The experience of working with children and families experiencing socio-economic disadvantage from diverse backgrounds led Frances to leave formal teaching and embark on a career in community regeneration. She has worked as a community regeneration practitioner across many areas in the Aneurin Bevan area and across Wales for the past 16 years. She has operated in leadership roles in both the public and third sector and has a broad understanding of the diversity of population served by Aneurin Bevan University Health Board.
Frances has previously been an independent member of the Gwent Police Authority, and is currently an elected member of Monmouthshire County Council serving the ward of (Mill) Magor with Undy. She currently holds a Home Office appointment as the Vice Chair of Gwent Police and Crime Panel and is committed to the notion of public service. She holds a particular interest in health inequalities related to vulnerability, isolation and poverty. She is committed to supporting the service redesign agenda to introduce a focus on preventative, community based early intervention programmes. Frances is married and has a son at primary school.
Dianne Watkins Nov 2018
Professor Dianne Watkins – Independent Member (University)
Dianne is an Independent Member appointed in November 2016 on behalf of Cardiff University. Her career as a health professional and academic commenced with training as a nurse and midwife at the Royal Gwent Hospital before moving into a health visiting career in Newport, with a later role specialising in HIV in Woman and Children. Dianne commenced her career as an academic in 1990 and joined the Gwent School of Nursing specialising in community education. She then led the Health Visiting programme at Cardiff University, prior to taking up senior positions as Director of Primary Care and Public Health Nursing, Deputy Head of the School of Nursing, and Dean for International and Engagement, College of Biomedical and Life Sciences Cardiff University. Her current role is Deputy Head, School of Healthcare Sciences taking responsibility for the international and engagement agenda across nursing, midwifery and professions allied to medicine. Her international work has included developing courses in Germany, Namibia and the Middle East, developing the first degrees in general nursing and community nursing in the Sultanate of Oman. She has worked with the Welsh Government on many projects over her career including the initiation of nurse degree education in Wales, Independent Prescribing, community development and advanced practice.
Dianne has both personal and professional connections with Gwent. She was born in the Welsh valley and now lives in Llangwm, Usk with her husband, having raised their two children.
Nick Wood
Nick Wood – Executive Director of Primary Community and Mental Health
Nick , who lives in Chepstow was previously CEO at Weston Area Health Trust, a small acute provider in South West England, and prior to that had a held a number of general manager and operations posts at Royal Cornwall Hospital and Weston.
Nick joined the NHS in 2010 through the Gateway to Leadership programme which brings experienced senior managers from the private sector into the NHS.
Nick has more than 20 years of general management and director experience in the retail sector and also running an independent company in the Bristol area.
Shelley Bosson Shelley BossonIndependent Member (Community)

Shelley is a former Chief Executive for the Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent and its predecessor organisation, the Gwent Police Authority. Shelley has vast experience in strategy and performance, engagement and consultation, partnership working, collaboration and commissioning together with finance and scrutiny. In addition as a solicitor she brings to the Board her legal expertise.

Prior to this, Shelley worked in private practice in Gwent specialising  in family and probate law before moving to Gwent County Council in 1988.  Shelley held a number of posts in the County Council covering all aspects of public law culminating in the post of Assistant Chief Executive covering  Planning, Highways, Economic Development and Compulsory Competitive Tendering.At the time of local government re-organisation in 1995, Shelley moved to the new unitary authority of Blaenau Gwent, where she held a variety of posts and latterly headed the Policy and Performance Department, until her move to the police sector in 2009.

Shelley successfully managed the transition to the new Commissioner role in 2012.   She significantly enhanced partnership working, not only establishing links with key partners in the five unitary authorities that make up the force area, but doing so together with other criminal justice and community safety partners. She was the lead Chief Executive in developing regional working between the four police forces in Wales.
Shelley was born and brought up in the ABUHB area spending all of her professional career in the area.  Shelley is married with two daughters, enjoys walking, swimming and Pilates and is an avid reader.
Louise Wright Louise WrightIndependent Member (Trade Union)

Louise has worked in the NHS for 22 years and works in a dynamic team of health professionals within physiotherapy in ABUHB.
Louise has been a member of a trade union for 20 years and an active trade union steward for CSP (Chartered Society of Physiotherapy) for over 16 years.  First elected as a local CSP steward by the physiotherapy CSP members in Paediatrics and Adults with learning disabilities at ABUHB. Within a year, Louise was elected by the stewards in Wales to represent them at a national level as their Regional Steward of Wales and still holds this position and as part of this role speaks on behalf of over 2000 members within Wales and at a national level within the CSP.
Louise also holds the Independent Industrial relations seat for Wales on the CSP’s IRC (Industrial Relations Committee) dealing with such issues as Terms & Conditions within the NHS, private practice, alongside wider issues within the TUC (Trade Union Congress) and issues around the world helping to build international solidarity.
Currently Louise has a position on the CSP council which is responsible for the governance of the CSP and elected in 2014 to Wales TUC (Trade Union Congress) General Council representing the CSP.
Louise lives in Pontypool and has a son and a step daughter and 2 granddaughters.
David Street IM
Dave Street – Associate Independent Member (Social Services)
Dave has been the Corporate Director of Social Services at Caerphilly County Borough Council since February 2013. His local government career spans more than 40 years, the majority of which has been spent in a social care environment. Prior to becoming Director he was the Assistant Director for the authority’s Adult Services division having previously been the Service Manager for Commissioning.
As part of his role Dave also has responsibility for the authority’s Housing Services. He also undertakes a number of senior national roles across Wales. In 2017-18 he was President of the Association of Directors of Social Services Cymru, having been Vice President for the previous two years. He is currently the chair of the National Commissioning Board for Health and Social Care in Wales and also the Joint Senior Responsible Officer for the Welsh Community Care Information System.  Most recently he has been asked to represent Directors of Social Services on the National Transformation Advisory Board.
 Richard Bevan 2016
Richard Bevan – Board Secretary
Richard joined the NHS in 1986 and has held a range of senior posts in the Health Service in Gwent since that time.  Before joining the Health Board, Richard was Director of Corporate Development and Partnerships for Blaenau Gwent Local Health Board, having previously worked for Gwent Health Authority and Nevill Hall and District NHS Trust.
Richard’s current role includes responsibility for corporate governance matters, internal and external communications, Freedom of Information, corporate risk management and the internal audit arrangements.
Richard’s areas of interest include social policy and particularly as they relate to carers and their caring roles in our local communities. Richard is a voluntary Director of Carers Trust South East Wales and Chair of their Workforce Committee.
Richard is also active in a range of voluntary sector bodies, particularly in Blaenau Gwent. Richard has been President of Abertillery and Blaina Rotary Club and Chairman of Abertillery Round Table.  He has been a Governor of Nantyglo and Abertillery Comprehensive Schools and has recently been appointed as a Governor to the new Abertillery 3-16 Learning Community.
Richard has also been a Lay Member of the Lord Chancellor’s Advisory Committee for Gwent in relation to appointing magistrates.
Dr David Salter, Chief Medical Officer, WAG, Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3NQ
Dr David Salter was Acting CMO for Wales, July 2005 to April 2006. David was succeeded as CMO by Brave Wendy’s big mate Tony Jewell who was such a rock when Brave Wendy the people trafficking mate of Dafydd’s experienced her Ordeal in 1985-86. See previous posts…

David was appointed as Acting CMO in the month in which I received my PhD! David’s term of office saw some of my best adventures with the NHS: the wrongful arrests, the unlawful refusal to treat me, the refusal to investigate complaints, the threats of physical violence from Angels, the destruction of evidence on the part of NHS senior managers, the Gang certainly excelled once I’d bagged a PhD. The intimidation of Merfyn the VC of Bangor University reached a new level as well, from Rhodri as well as from Miranda. David Salter was acting CMO when the brother-in-law of John McTernan, Miranda’s No 10 Policy Adviser, stole my computer.

There was quite a panic on the part of the Gang during Salter’s term of office because in 2005 my lawyer had taken Keith Thomson, the CEO of the NW Wales NHS Trust, to the High Court in Cardiff where Thomson was threatened with imprisonment for unlawfully withholding my medical records. It simply made their behaviour worse…

Keith ‘retired’ hours after he appeared in the High Court. Except that he didn’t, Brian Gibbons the Welsh Gov’t Health Minister appointed Keith as the CEO for Pembrokeshire and Derwen NHS Trust. Things didn’t get any better in the NW Wales NHS Trust – Keith’s old mate and partner in crime Martin Jones, who had previously been the Finance Director of the NW Wales NHS Trust, succeeded Keith – and things didn’t get any better in the NHS in Pembrokeshire and Derwen either.

Keith was a Bangor local but spent some years as an NHS senior manager in Stirling, which was put to good use by many people. Official portrait of Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale crop 2.jpg

Martin Jones was a local boy from Beaumaris. Martin had studied at UCNW and was in the cohort of students some two years ahead of me when I was at UCNW. Martin knew about my Wicked Lies re Gwynne the Lobotomist and Martin also knew some of the people who had known me when I was at UCNW, including those who knew my friend Anne who was killed by the Gang in April 1986. Martin did of course know numerous people in UCNW and in the NHS who were given jobs, promotion or other goodies in return for Keeping Their Mouths Shut. It was knowledge that would take Martin a long way, after all the en masse dirty deals were thrashed out with the ultimate stamp of approval from Carlo and Thatch.

Martin didn’t have the Scottish experience a la Keith, but Martin’s NHS Management Experience Outside Of North Wales was gained from periods of time in Coventry and Birmingham.

Dafydd’s mates and partners in crime, Dr Colin Berry and Prof Robert Bluglass, were running the rings in Coventry and Birmingham respectively that sent kids in care to north Wales and were appointed as the Independent Investigators who held the rigged July 1989 ‘investigation’ into my complaint about the Gang. At the time, Martin was lurking in the lower echelons of NHS management, hoovering up the dirt on everyone, having begun his career with a place of the NHS Management Training Scheme after his Third from UCNW and, I am told, accountancy exams failure. Martin was forever referred to by his victims who remembered those early beginnings of Martin’s vicious criminal career in organised crime as The Office Boy.

Martin undertook postgrad Business/Management Studies at Aston University, where Brown completed his first degree. Prof Margaret Newton from Aston University partnered  Prof Tim Miles from UCNW in Pioneering Dyslexia Research. Margaret and Tim were both renowned as a pair of lovely old dears of whom everyone was fond. However they did know that a vicious trafficking ring was operating under their noses. Tim’s original fieldwork was carried out on Anglesey in the mid-1960s among SEN kids, who were the victims of Gwynne and Dafydd. Dafydd dominated the Dept of Psychology during the first 20 years of Tim’s career there, Tim was a real old sweetie but he definitely Knew.

The VC of Aston University, 1980-96, was Sir Freddie Crawford, Thatch’s Favourite VC and a complete crook. Crawford was at the centre of civic corruption in Birmingham and there was a grade A row when he was appointed as the Chair of the newly created Criminal Cases Review Commission in Feb 1999 because of his involvement in Freemasonry. Sir Freddie had an off the rails son who used to boast that he got away with everything because of who his dad was. Sir Freddie’s son was subsequently found dead in an hotel in Israel from a heroin overdose.

Brown was subsequently forced out of his lecturing job at Aston in July 1995, months after writing to the Gwynedd Community Health Trust testifying that he heard Dafydd telling me in 1987 that if I dropped my complaints about him he would secure me a place at Liverpool Medical School. In July 1995, Dafydd ‘retired’. Except that he didn’t, his employment with the NHS was ended with an agreement that none of the very serious complaints about him – including mine – would not be followed up, but Dafydd ‘retired’ clutching the contract to provide Substance Abuse Services for the whole of North Wales. See ‘The Evolution Of A Drugs Baron?’ Dafydd later expanded this business considerably.

Then there were Dafydd’s private clinics and care homes, in which shite care at sky high prices was funded by various local authorities, the Expert Witness work, the PTSD services (see eg. ‘Feet In Chains’) etc. At the same time Dafydd was given endless free PR in the press, on TV etc. The media folk organising this all knew the harsh reality as did the politicians and others who appeared on TV with Dafydd and shared platforms with him.

On 9 July 1995, Dafydd’s mate the corrupt Home Office Drugs Branch Civil Service mandarin Bing Spear died. Sir Peter Morrison was found dead in his house four days later.

Here’s the gen about Sir Freddie and his colleagues in the Criminal Cases Review Commission as recorded in Hansard:

Members of the Criminal Cases Review Commission(as at Feb 99)
(descriptions taken from CCRC information sheet)
Sir FREDERICK CRAWFORD (Chairman) was Vice-Chancellor of Aston University from 1980-1996. Prior to that he spent 20 years at Stanford University, California as a researcher and Professor. He has been a member of the Fulbright Commission. He is a member of the British-North American Committee and the Franco-British Council, a past Vice-Presidentof the Parliamentary and Scientific Committee and a past Vice-Chairman of the Committee of Vice-Chancellors and Principals. He has been High Sheriff of the West Midlands and is now a Deputy Lieutenant. He is an Honorary Bencher of the Inner Temple.

Lord Snowdon’s dad was a member of Inner Temple, as was Mr Thrope and the Havers family ie. dad Sir Cecil, Lord Michael, Thatch’s Attorney General who blocked the prosecutions of VIP sex offenders – Michael was the Tory MP for Wimbledon and a neighbour of Bodger Chamberlain – and Michael’s sister Lord Elizabeth Butler-Sloss was a great friend to the Gang. Butler-Sloss was put to good use in 1988 when she Chaired the Inquiry into the Cleveland Child Abuse Scandal and concealed the crimes of Dafydd and John Walton’s partners in crime in the North East. See ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas And The Culprits Were Named’. Butler-Sloss’s gushing tribute to Dafydd’s mate Prof Israel ‘Issy’ Cohen who was a key cog in the ring in the North East for decades until he was needed in London at the Tavistock Clinic as more and more concerns were raised about organised abuse in north Wales, can be read on Issy’s website (see previous posts).

He is a past-Master of the Worshipful Company of Engineers. His past and present non-executive director appointments include Legal and General, Rexam, PowerGen and the Higher Education Quality Council. In 1992 the Institute of Managementpresented a special award to him for university management. He was knighted in the 1986 New Years Honours.

In April 1986 the Gang killed my friend Anne and illegally imprisoned me. Oh and Geoffrey ‘Bodger’ Chamberlain’s pal Ollie Brooke, Prof of Paediatrics at St George’s Hospital Medical School, was jailed for child porn offences.

In Nov 1986, Sir Freddie opened Aston University’s new computing labs; the event was attended by Sir Adrian Cadbury, the Chancellor, Kenneth Baker, the Education Secretary and a Big Man from Stanford University in the US (Sir Freddie was called to Aston from his senior post at Stanford in 1980) who’s name I can’t remember (I’ve tried to provide a photo of the event here but I’m having nothing but IT disruption).

BARRY CAPON retired in 1996 as Chief Executive of Norfolk County Council – a post he had held since 1973. He was Clerk to the Norfolk Police Authority for over 20 years and has been Clerk to the Norfolk Magistrates Court Committee and Secretary to the Norfolk Probation Committee – giving a wide understanding of the judicial system. He is currently assessor for the Local Government Commission for England, Director of Waveney Housing Association, and consultant to a firm of Norwich solicitors. He is a Deputy Lieutenant of the County of Norfolk and was awarded the CBE in 1992.

In April 1992, days after John Major won the General Election, the Brighton Firebomb killed five witnesses to the North Wales Child Abuse Scandal. See ‘The Silence Of The Welsh Lambs’.

Gwynne and Dafydd’s – and Peter Hain’s – mate David Ennals facilitated organised abuse in Norfolk with a number of other mates of Gwynne and Dafydd. Thatch’s Cabinet Ministers Jim Prior and Gillian Shepherd were either 100% on board or in a sound sleep for decades. See eg. ‘The Science Of Animal Behaviour’.

LAURENCE ELKS graduated from Cambridge in 1970. He then worked as a teacher in Nigeria for Voluntary Service Overseas,

Even VSO isn’t free of culpability. I long wondered why the resident sexual harasser of UNCW’s Dept of Agriculture in the 1980s, Gordon Farley (see eg. ‘Not Seen Since The 1980s – Carwyn’), had been given a job that he very obviously couldn’t do and wasn’t qualified for as a result of a cosy arrangement between UNCW and VSO, until I researched Alexander and Mora Dickson, who founded VSO in 1958 and then in 1962 founded Community Service Volunteers… Alec died on 23 Sept 1994. See previous posts eg. ‘Now Then…’ for the havoc that the Gang and their network were wreaking during 1994. Mora Dickson died on 17 Dec 2001. See previous posts for more Alec and Mora info.

Alec is commemorated with a plaque on his former south London residence:Alec Dickson

as a community worker in Hackney and as a welfare rights worker for the Child Poverty Action Group.

Hackney was on the turf of Gwynne and Dafydd’s partner ring facilitated by Brave Wendy and her colleagues at the London Hospital and many of the Gang’s associates have had their fingers in the pie that is the Child Poverty Action group as well, including Virginia Bottomley (who was Secretary of State for Health when that nice little arrangement for Dafydd’s non-retirement was made, as discussed in previous posts) and Frank Field, who since 1979 has been the Labour MP for Birkenhead, an area of Merseyside that Dafydd has been running since the early 1960s. Prior to that, Dafydd’s mentors and senior partners in crime (see eg. ‘A Celebration Of Dafydd’s Medical Training’) ran Birkenhead.

[Laurence Elks] qualified as a solicitor in 1980 and became a partner of Nabarro Nathanson where he worked as a corporate lawyer on take-overs, mergers and stock exchange flotations. Recently he has concentrated on Competition Law and European Community Law. Laurence Elks is actively involved in social and environmental issues in his inner city neighbourhood.

TONY FOSTER has a wide knowledge of industrial manufacturing processes, commercial activity, health and safety and quality management. He has a thorough working knowledge of financial and management accountingpractices. As Chief Executive of ICI Chlorochemicals he was responsible for a multi-million pound, world wide business with over 2,500 employees. Prior to that, he was the General Manager of ICI’s General Chemical Business for five years. During that time he had responsibility for implementing and explaining ICI’s high profile and controversial programme for the replacement of CFCs. Mr Foster originally trained as a chemist and has a great deal of experience in handling and analysing complex issues.

The Gang have a few associates who have passed through ICI in a senior capacity. See previous posts.

JILL GORT has a long-standing interest in the criminal law and justice. After qualifying as a barrister in 1977 she spent a decade working at all levels of courts and tribunals mostly practising in criminal law. Much of this timewas spent working as a defence lawyer. During 1987-88 she was counsel to a Commission in Washington, USA, investigating an alleged abuse of human rights. From the early 1990s she has chaired a Value Added Tax tribunal and worked as an Immigration Adjudicator specialising in political asylum cases. The latter experience has given wide insight into legal systems in other countries and how the failure of justice results in personal and political problems.

FIONA KING a solicitor, worked in private practice for almost a decade, specialising in criminal defence and legal aid work. She then worked for four years in the County Prosecuting Solicitors’ Departments in Kent and Sussex.

Fiona obviously missed the brothels in Brighton to which kids in care in north Wales were being trafficked.

From 1986 to 1996 Fiona King worked for the Crown Prosecution Service, handling casework as well as managing area offices; she also dealt with staff recruitment and equal opportunities. As head of policy from 1990 to 1993, her portfolio included the rights of audience campaign, working on the reforms contained in the Criminal Justice Act 1991, and improving the arrangements for disclosure.

We need only think of one person to understand what Fiona was doing sitting next to Freddie Crawford on the CCRC:

See eg. ‘A Future Leader Of The Labour Party?’ and ‘The Mrs Mills Experience’…

In her most recent post, as Assistant Chief Crown Prosecutor for London, [Fiona] oversaw a wide range of criminal justice issues requiring close liaison with police, defence solicitors, NACRO,

See previous posts for details of Dafydd’s many friends who worked for or ran NACRO, including Prof Nick Hardwick, who ended up in the national media with crap all over him but it hasn’t held Nick back

ethnic minority groups and the prison service. From 1992 to 1995 she was Vice-Chairman of the Criminal Law Solicitors’ Association and a council member for the London Criminal Courts Solicitors’ Association.

In early 1983 Paul Bates, a student of the psychology degree at Aston with Brown, arrived at Brown’s room in hall (in Lawrence Tower) with a swordstick, wrecked his room, held Brown hostage and told him that he would be back to kill him. I told Adrian Bell, my tutor at UCNW and he ignored me; I told him repeatedly that I was worried about Brown because Paul Bates was dangerous and was threatening to kill him. Bell refused to speak to me unless I agreed to see D.G.E. Wood, after I had initially said that I didn’t want anything to do with Wood. When I did see Wood he ignored the danger that Brown was in completely and told me that I was depressed. Which I was by then but STILL no-one did anything to protect Brown. Since I began the blog, the info has come in that the Gang were behind all of it, I had been targeted before I ever went to UCNW and the Gang had to somehow drive me into the arms of the mental health services who were running the ring because I hadn’t been a kid in care and snared via that route.

Bates tried to murder Brown in July 1989, in broad daylight. In previous posts I have consistently blogged that Bates tried to kill Brown in Nottingham; Brown e mailed a few days ago and said that the murder attempt took place in Birmingham. He hadn’t corrected me before because Brown thought that I was for some reason deliberately muddying the waters for the purposes of the blog. No, I try to be as accurate as possible; for years I have believed that the attack on Brown took place in Nottingham, although I knew that Bates lived in Birmingham…

Dafydd’s mates Robert Bluglass and Colin Berry held their rigged cover-up into my complaint about Dafydd and the Gang in July 1989. Bluglass was Prof of Forensic Psychiatry at Birmingham University and for decades pretty much ran the mental health services and indeed the wider NHS in Birmingham. In July 1989 Tony Francis was busy organising the Case Conference that was held about me in Nov 1989 that culminated in me being declared to be Dangerous and in need of being sent to live with Jimmy Savile in Broadmoor. I didn’t know that this Case Conference had ever taken place – I was working at St George’s Hospital Medical School completely unawares when it was going on – until some four years ago when I received more of my files. The Case Conference was held by Dr Chris Hunter, a mate of the Gang’s of whom I had never heard and people of whom I had never heard gave evidence with regard to me, as well as Jackie Brandt the Gwynedd social worker, who’s only previous contact with me was when Brandt unlawfully detained me in the psych ward at Ysbyty Gwynedd in Aug 1986. Gwynedd social services and Brandt refused to answer any questions about the matter and there was never any investigation. See ‘The Night Of The (Dr Chris) Hunter’.

Brown’s life was saved by a public-spirited HE student. Before the attempt on Brown’s life the West Midlands Police had admitted to Brown that Bates was known to be a dangerous man and had nearly killed an elderly neighbour, but had been acquitted at his trial by arguing that the old man was senile and that his injuries were self-inflicted. At his trial following his attack on Brown, Bates argued that Brown had attacked him and Bates was acting in self-defence. Evidence was provided by the student that Bates had most definitely carried out an unprovoked attack on Brown. Bates’s lawyer declared that the young man who saved Brown was Brown’s student and they were in league. It was when it was demonstrated that the young man had never studied at any university at which Brown had taught and that they didn’t know each other that Bates fessed up.

Brown told me at the time that Bates’s lawyer had been a posh cool black man who seemed very high calibre for a CPS lawyer and was obviously tipped for the top. Brown can’t remember his name but I would very much like to know who that lawyer was…

Brown has also e mailed to tell me that ‘the trial was in that elaborate 19th century court building in Birmingham in the autumn of 1989’.

The Chief Constable of the West Midlands, 1985-90, was Lord Geoffrey Dear.

The Lord Dear
Member of the House of Lords
Lord Temporal
Assumed office
2 May 2006
Life Peerage
Personal details
Born
Geoffrey James Dear

20 September 1937 (age 82)

Nationality British
Education Fletton Grammar School, Huntingdonshire.
Alma mater University College, London
Occupation Chief constable

Geoffrey James Dear, Baron Dear, QPM, DL is a crossbench peer. He was described by Ronnie Waterhouse’s lifelong close friend Sir Robin Day – also a mate of William Mars-Jones and all three of those wallies were virtually part of the furniture at the Garrick, the club for the legal profession and luvvies – as “the best known and most respected police officer of his generation”. Which was why Sir Ron Hadfield was appointed Chief Constable of the West Midlands in 1990 and built his own undeserved fine reputation as the man who cleaned up the endemically corrupt West Midlands Police…

Geoffrey Dear joined Peterborough Combined Police (which became part of Mid-Anglia Constabulary in 1965) as a cadet and became a constable in 1956. In 1965 Dear went to UCL on a Bramshill Scholarship to study law. Graduating in 1968 and then serving as divisional commander in Cambridge, he was appointed Assistant Chief Constable (Operations) of Nottinghamshire Combined Constabulary (Nottinghamshire Police from 1974) in 1972. From 1975 to 1977, Dear was seconded to Bramshill Police College as Director of Command Training. In September 1979, Dear was awarded the Queen’s Commendation for Brave Conduct for his arrest of an armed and “mentally deranged” man who had barricaded himself in a house with his infant son after a multiple shooting incident. Who can ever know the truth behind the mental derangement, the cause of the barricading inside the house, the ‘shooting incident’ or indeed the Bravery of Geoffrey’s Conduct.

In 1980 Geoffrey transferred to the Metropolitan Police as Deputy Assistant Commissioner (Training). In this role Geoffrey Dear came to public attention as he instituted racial awareness training for police officers in the wake of the Brixton riots, into which he also conducted an internal investigation. Gwynne and Dafydd were at the thick of the trauma in Brixton although as with the Profumo Affair, their names were never mentioned. Previous posts eg. ‘Lord Snooty The Third’ discusses the Gang’s criminal empire that stretched right across south London, embracing Bodger/John Tilley’s/Sir Paul Beresford’s Wandsworth, Tessa Jowell’s Lambeth (see eg. ‘The London Connection’, ‘Tower Hamlets, Paul Boateng and Tessa Jowell’, Baroness Tessa Jowell – A Tribute’, ‘Accidents Happen’ and ‘The Mrs Mills Experience’), Bob Mellish’s and then Simon Hughes’s Southwark (see eg. post ‘The Battle For The Labour Party’s Soul’), Brixton etc.

Lord Scarman, the darling of the Liberal Left who was sent in to conduct the Inquiry that followed the Brixton riots, was micromanaged by Dafydd’s mate John Tilley; Lord Scarman only meeting the right people was a result of John Tilley organising the Tour Of North Korea, but that wasn’t reported in the media. For previous gen on Lord Scarman see eg. ‘Only One Died’. I’ll highlight here that Lord Scarman was a member of Middle Temple a la Paddy Mayhew, Mrs Mills and Ronnie Waterhouse and he worked on the Birmingham Six case.

On 1 December 1981 Geoffrey Dear was appointed Assistant Commissioner “D” (Personnel and Training). Dear was awarded the Queen’s Police Medal (QPM) in 1982 in recognition of his involvement post-riots in Brixton in 1981, in always difficult and sometimes dangerous circumstancesDr Dafydd Alun Jones and headed the Met’s investigation into the shooting of Steven Waldorf in 1983.

In 1984, the year of the Gwynne Row – Mars-Jones was President of UCNW, 1982-95 – Geoffrey Dear moved to become Assistant Commissioner “A” (Operations and Administration) in the Met. In 1985, Dear left the Metropolitan Police to become Chief Constable of West Midlands Police, which is quite a laugh; Brown and I had refused to shut up about Gwynne the Royal Lobotomist and in 1985 Mary Wynch won her Appeal to the Master of the Rolls and received extensive media coverage, so Geoffrey was packed off to Birmingham to help Bluglass. Bluglass who had rewritten the Mental Health Act after Mary’s case to reassure the world that It Could Never Happen Again. Dafydd did it again, to me, in Dec 1986. A month after Ken Baker attended the opening of Sir Freddie’s new computing labs. In Dec 1986, the very day on which I was unlawfully incarcerated in the Bryn Golau Peep Show at Denbigh, Bodger’s mate Ollie Brooke, the Prof of Paediatrics at St George’s, was jailed for child porn offences at Kingston-upon-Thames Crown Court. See eg. ‘Oliver!’

Geoffrey Dear was the last officer to hold the post of the Met’s Assistant Commissioner “A” before it was abolished in the reorganisation later that year. That was probably Mars-Jones-related as well but I haven’t had time to dig yet.

In the West Midlands, Geoffrey Dear quickly came to the fore with his handling of the aftermath of the shooting by police of a young boy and, separately, the aftermath of the 1985 Handsworth riots. Paul Bates lived in Handsworth, as did the old man whom he nearly murdered before attacking Brown. Dear ‘instituted wide-ranging changes in that force, both administratively and operationally’, but not sufficiently to stop Paul Bates launching murderous attacks on people who were witness to the Gang’s crimes.

Previous posts have discussed the lame idiots who served as MPs for Handsworth and who never quite managed to admit that the Top Docs and welfare services were as much of a problem to their disadvantaged constituents as Fatcher’s Police were. Because of the migration of non-white people into Handsworth, the constituency changed character greatly over a relatively short period of time during the late 1970s/early 1970s.

John Michael Hubert Lee (born 13 August 1927) was the Labour MP for Handsworth, 1970-79. Lee was educated at Reading School, Christ’s College, Cambridge and the School of Oriental and African Studies,  (SOAS). Lee became a barrister, called to the bar in 1960 at Middle Temple. From 1951 to 1958 Lee worked in the Colonial Service in the Gold Coast, now Ghana.

Lee’s first go at the Commons was in 1964 when he unsuccessfully contested Reading; he stood again for Reading in 1966 and defeated the Conservative incumbent, Peter Emery, Lee served as the MP for Reading until his defeat at the 1970 General Election by Tory Dr Gerard Vaughan, a psychiatrist who was a mate of Gwynne and Dafydd’s, facilitated the Westminster Paedophile Ring himself and was enthusiastic about privatising the NHS; Vaughan’s political opponents who loathed him never counteracted his zeal for attempting to privatise NHS services by exposing his facilitation of organised abuse. See previous posts. Gerard Vaughan was a big link in the chain, Vaughan was responsible for child psychiatry at Guy’s Hospital; Dafydd’s good mate Chief Shagger Prof Jim Watson was a psychiatrist at Guy’s who was their resident Sex Therapy Expert. Jim provided Sex Therapy and taught Sex Therapy as well. Guy’s felt the benefit of Jim’s Sex Therapy after he relocated from St George’s. Jim of course had got to know Dafydd at the shagfest that was the Maudsley, where they Trained and where Jim remained to become a consultant. Chief Shagger Jim worked for the security services and unlike Dafydd, Jim looked like a Proper Doctor:

(Dafydd very obviously modelled himself on Jim when Dafydd had his photo for the CAIS website taken, Dafydd doesn’t look anything like that in real life, I have never seen Dafydd clean, well-dressed (not even competently dressed) and I’ve certainly never seen him in a bow tie.

Jim died in 2016, days after I began this blog and left behind a wife – who undoubtedly knew about Jim’s activities, she was a Top Doc who worked with him – a number of kids and a Fine Legacy In Psychiatry. See previous posts for details.

John Lee served as MP for Birmingham Handsworth from February 1974 until he stood down at the 1979 General Election, when he was succeeded by Sheila Wright.

I have discussed Sheila Wright previously on the blog, so I’ll just review her highlights here, but the champagne corks must have been popping in Dafydd and Bluglass’s offices when Sheila was elected as MP for Handsworth. Sheila Rosemary Rivers Wright (22 March 1925-5 July 2013) was born in Cawnpore, India and raised in India. Her father was an Inspector General of police until his death when Sheila was 12 years old. She was subsequently raised by her mother who also managed a sick animal sanctuary. Sheila was initially taught by her nanny and governesses until age 11 and ‘she then taught herself’.

Wright left India just after the WW II ended and lived in Southampton. She gained a social science certificate from the University of Southampton in 1951 and a sociology degree from the University of London in 1956.

Sheila married and although her name changed to Gregory she retained her maiden name in politics. Wright became a social worker and served as a Councillor on Birmingham City Council 1956-79, becoming an honorary Alderman. As Chair of the Birmingham Education Committee Sheila oversaw the introduction of the comprehensive education system. Wright served as the MP for Birmingham Handsworth, 1979-83, after which boundary changes abolished the seat and Wright gave up the nomination due to ‘family matters’.

Wright continued to perform voluntary work for the Birmingham Central Health Authority and on numerous school governing bodies throughout Birmingham. Wright died on 5 July 2013, aged 88, after a long illness. One image sums up Sheila’s contribution to politics in Birmingham:

Mr Labour Party who Spoke For the Poor Of Birmingham was of course Fattersley. Brown used to live near Fattersley’s constituency of Sparkbrook in which dispossessed resided and when Brown walked me through he’d point out all the landmarks such as the man who lived on the doorstep and the various Empowered Service Users who were being neglected and abused by those who Care and Safeguard, as well as the other constituents of Fattersley’s who were, as Brown once observed, ‘lying around in the road drunk’. Fattersley was their MP, 1964-97 and I don’t think that he even noticed them. At least Brown used to nip in and have a cup of tea with them. And there was the man who used to fry his chips on the top of a portable gas heater that he’d turn on its side to make a sort of cooker. Full details re Fattersley and both Mrs Fattersleys can be found in previous posts. The first Mrs Fattersley styled herself as an Education Expert.

Fattersley supported his friend John Smith in the 1993 Leadership contest, which Smith won in July 1993, the month that F and I appeared in Bangor Magistrate’s Court as a result of Jackie Brandt lying to the police. Fattersley had of course served as Deputy Leader of the Labour Party, 1983-92, when Tony Francis’s mate the Windbag was Leader.

In a tank Herr Thatchler leads the charge; Jock Steel and Doc “Killer” Owen are helplessly entrenched; and “Fatty” Heffer looks cynically on as “Taffy” Kinnock leads the retreat…

In 1993, Fattersley announced he would leave politics at the following General Election. Fattersley was made a life peer as Baron Hattersley, of Sparkbrook in the County of West Midlands on 24 November 1997.

Fattersley was long regarded as being on the right-wing of the party, but with New Labour in power he found himself criticising a Labour Gov’t from the left, even claiming that “Blair’s Labour Party is not the Labour Party I joined”. Yes it was Fattersley, it was the same crowd of clapped out old fools who did what Dafydd and the Top Docs told them and pleaded for the votes of NURSES at every election. Jezza Corbyn is doing it as I write this.

Fattersley mentioned repeatedly that he would be supporting Gordon Brown as Leader. Gordon who was a mate of Eric Hobsbawm, a second homer at Croesor, Gordon who’s wife Sarah was at Bristol University studying psychology with Sarah Jenkins, the daughter of Sheila Jenkins, a Gwynedd social worker who was of the Gang and lied to the police about me… Sheila friend of er Sadie Francis. The Jenkins family were enthusiastic Labour supporters… Other Labour supporters were to be found in UCNW -Mars-Jones had stood as the Labour candidate for Denbigh in 1985 – including among the staff of the Dept of Plant Biology at UCNW, where I did my first degree. Some were friends and colleagues of Shelia Jenkins and her family. Angie Gliddon, the wife of Chris Gliddon, one of the lecturers in the Dept of Plant Biology, was a Labour Councillor on Anglesey and had aspirations to stand as a Labour candidate for Parliament. Angie used to complain of the ‘sexism’ of the Anglesey Cllrs. I have no doubt that they were not enlightened but a bigger problem was that paedophile gang that they were facilitating. Years later Angie became a Mental Health Advocate with that joke of an organisation the ‘Independent’ Advocacy Association (funded by the Health Authority and Gwynedd County Council) that refused to support patients making serious complaints. See previous posts.

I last saw Angie at a public lecture delivered by yet another NHS Liar who had been invited to speak to the Gang at Bangor and as we left the lecture Angie pointedly said to me ‘Ah they’re wonderful really, you can’t complain can you’. Angie, they’re a load of murdering bastards which is why you are so frightened of them and they’d polished off the Vice-Chancellor’s wife not long before you made that asinine comment. Angie knew about Gwynne the Lobotomist but at the time her husband’s bread and butter – and their rather nice house on Anglesey with a lovely garden, overlooking the sea – depended upon the Gang so Ah you can’t complain. Angie and Chris Gliddon were Sussex grads and they must have been at Sussex at about the same time as Merfyn, who’s wife Nerys was slaughtered by the Top Docs in 2007 or 08…

Asa Briggs, VC of Sussex University, was Of The Gang and concealed the Brighton end of John Allen’s business. Asa did not like Merfyn and swore revenge after Merfyn and his mates staged an anti-Vietnam demo when they were undergrads and threw red paint over Asa’s Important Visitor from America… Asa was still very much alive when Angie was doing her Mustn’t Grumble bit. See post ‘The Wizard War’.

See ‘Lest We Forget’ for details of the appalling conduct of some of Chris and Angie’s colleagues/friends both before and after they threw mud at Merfyn.

Angie and Chris have a daughter with a long-term condition who when younger was quite ill…

Ah you can’t complain can you!! Ah they’re WONDERFUL, No No No not us, please, Big Gwynne not us…

Peter Hain went to Sussex University at about the same time as the Gliddons were Letting It All Hang Out… The Peter Hain who was a friend of Dafydd and Gwynne’s mate David Ennals as well as another Sussex alumnus, a man who believes that AIDS can be Cured with Herbs and Spices as discussed in previous posts and so many more…

 Fattersley retired from the House of Lords on 19 May 2017, six months after I began this blog. His constituency will still be full of people who’ve had their lives seriously hampered by Bluglass and co and there will still be people lying around in the road drunk. And there is still green paint on the Renault…

 

In 1989, Geoffrey Dear headed the investigation into the Hillsborough Stadium Disaster. Dear was widely expected to be appointed Chief Constable of the Royal Ulster Constabulary in 1989, but the job went instead to Hugh Annesley. Whether that was because Dear was so corrupt that no-one dared risk him in the RUC or whether an even more corrupt police officer was required I don’t know. I have been told that Geoffrey not going to N Ireland might have been because of Brown and me just refusing to shut up in the face of the extreme intimidation and the need for Geoffrey to be kept out of such a high profile post or that he was needed to ensure further adventures for us. Ah yes – Geoffrey became an HM Inspector of Constabulary in 1990, just when he was most needed there…

Dear was Chief Constable during the last years of the West Midlands Serious Crime Squad, as its malpractices and unsafe convictions came to light. It was shut down in 1989. The squad was investigated by the West Yorkshire Police, who famously ‘found evidence of serious abuses but not enough to prosecute individual officers’. As with Dafydd and Gwynne, the evidence  was seriously impressive and had anyone ever had evidence like that against me, I’d have done a lengthy stretch inside. A number of officers from the West Midlands Serious Crime Squad retired early or departed, preventing internal disciplinary proceedings. Since the squad was shut down, over 60 convictions have been found to be unsafe and quashed.

Geoffrey Dear served as Chief Constable of the West Midlands until 1 April 1990, when he was appointed one of HM Inspectors of Constabulary. Sir Philip Myers, the corrupt as buggery Chief Constable of North Wales, took up a post as HM Inspector of Constabulary when he retired in 1982. See eg. ‘Top Of The Cops’ and ‘A Stalker’s Network’.

Dear’s appointment as an HM Inspector of Constabulary was criticised by the Sunderland Labour MP Chris Mullin, given Dear’s ultimate responsibility for the continuing failures of the West Midlands Serious Crime Squad. Chris was one of those who fought for the release of the Birmingham Six who were wrongly jailed as a result of the activities of the Birmingham Six. The Six were famously helped as well by Michael Mansfield. I was delighted to see the Six released, but I had no idea at the time that they were only released because Mansfield et al agreed never to take a case for me against the Gang in return for the co-operation of the bent Top Docs and everyone else who was needed to overturn the convictions of the Six.

Oh the irony! The day that the Six were released, I was visiting Somerset and watching the TV. Paddy Hill was triumphant and gave his speech to the journos. I mentioned that it was great that they were free at last. One person snapped at me that ‘they weren’t bloody Sunday School pupils [or it might have been ‘choirboys’] you know’ and then as the trailer for another TV programme exposing a miscarriage of justice was screened after the news report re the Birmingham Six, somebody else remarked ‘So now we have to watch another rogue’. After I began this blog, I was told that both of the commentators on the Rogues that were the Birmingham Six and the other man who’d been fitted up lied to Dafydd et al in Evidence re my well-known lifelong Insanity and Dangerousness.

A further irony. Elwyn Parry Jones, a mate of Dafydd and Gwynne’s who’d grown up in Denbighshire, throughout the 1970s and 80s worked in TV on current affairs programmes, in editorial or production positions. Elwyn worked on the first series of ‘Rough Justice’ in 1982 and many episodes of ‘Panorama’, for which he was Deputy Editor, 1977-82. Parry Jones worked on further episodes of ‘Panorama’ in subsequent years as well. I wondered at the time why ‘Rough Justice’ NEVER featured miscarriages of justice that were widely known about in north Wales that were often more serious than those that were featured. Robin Day – a mate of Mars-Jones’s as well as Ronnie’s – was Mr Panoramafor donkeys years and retained influence after he left the programme. Jim Callaghan’s daughter Margaret Jay – a friend of the Gang who’s first husband Peter Jay was a close friend of Dr Death – also worked on ‘Panorama’.

The TV programmes that Elwyn Parry Jones worked on are sufficiently significant in terms of what his mates Dafydd and Gwynne were doing that I’m hoping to return to discuss them in detail in a future post.

Robin Day was not the Grand Inquisitor of myth. The pompous old hypocrite may have been rude to the audience members on ‘Question Time’ but the reason why Thatch was always happy to be interviewed by Day was that he sat down with her before every ‘grilling’ and obediently took Thatch’s detailed instructions with regard to EVERYTHING that was on the pre-agreed topics of conversation. There is footage of the old cow groaning ‘Oh no, I don’t think we’ll go there’ and the Grand Inquisitor obediently saying ‘Ooh of course not Prime Minister’.

Hilarious, I’ve been told that Robin Day didn’t just know about Brown and me but he probably knew about grandpa doing battle with Edward du Cann, the lunch at the Clarence etc. But then Robin Day knew about a gang of murdering paedophiles and forgot to mention it to anyone.

Chris Mullin was one MP who refused to support Colin Smart, the Director of Social Services for Sunderland when Colin blew the whistle on the abuse and trafficking of kids in care homes in Sunderland. Mullin used his position on the Home Affairs Select Committee to argue that compensation for the kids whom had demonstrated that they had been abused should be limited. See previous posts.

The kids who were abused in Sunderland were the victims of the big ring in the North East run by Gwynne and Dafydd’s mate Lord John Walton. The Main Man in the North East Social Services with regard to Lord John Walton’s ring was Brian Roycroft, Director of Newcastle Social Services for years from 1970. Roycroft sent kids in care to children’s homes in north Wales and recommended his fellow Directors of Social Services in the North East to do the same. There were numerous complaints of abuse, all ignored. Roycroft’s mum and dad had been residential houseparents of the NCH (National Children’s Home) ‘village’ in Frodsham in Cheshire and Roycroft had lived with them in the NCH village. That was when Gwynne was in full swing in Denbigh, providing services to Cheshire as well… See previous posts for info on Roycroft.

George Thomas was Patron/President of the NCH.

See ‘An Expression Of Their Faith’ for details of the lecture given by Thatch in honour of George Thomas at an NCH event to an audience of the usual suspects, including Esther.

Geoffrey Dear was knighted in the 1997 New Year Honours, shortly before his retirement, just as Ronnie Waterhouse opened his Inquiry.

Dear was a member of the Glidewell Review into the CPS, 1997-98 and advised the Auld Review of the Criminal Courts process in 2002 and the Virdi Enquiry in 2003.

Dear was created a life peer as Baron Dear, of Willersey in the County of Gloucestershire, on 2 May 2006.

Dear has held a number of remunerated positions as Non-Executive Director or Chairman and is currently Non-Executive Chairman of Blaythorne Group Ltd.

Bent copper? Just what we need at Blaythorne!

I can recommend readers to look up the Blaythorne Group Ltd, their website is well worth a visit as they used to say on ‘Blue Peter’. The Blaythorne Group state that ‘We’re an independent company specialising in the medical, security and counter-explosive threat sectors.’

Sometimes the address given for the Blaythorne Group is in Exeter, sometimes in Crickhowell. Geoffrey Dear might know better, but darkest Devon or Powys are not the first places that spring to mind when one discusses the ‘counter-explosive threat sector’.

Although can I just explain to Geoffrey, that if he and his mates had not spent years unlawfully withholding my files from me for fear of an explosion, I would have dealt  with the Top Docs years ago and a lot more people would still be alive. Including some of your mates Geoffrey, because Insider witnesses have been killed at quite an impressive rate for some while now. DUH!!!

Now here’s a few things for readers to think about. Geoffrey Dear was a Top Cop in Nottingham in the 1970s when dear old Ken Clarke was a barrister in that city and then elected as the Tory MP for the affluent Nottingham constituency of Rushcliffe in 1970; Ken has only just stood down from the Commons. After he entered politics, Ken remained such good mates with his old Chambers that when he left the Cabinet they invited him back… Ken is a man with many business interests; the ones that everyone know about are his Directorships of tobacco companies, but Ken’s fingers are in pies all over the place.

Among his many roles, Ken was a Director of the Independent and held that role at the same time as St Helena was a Director of the Indie. Andreas Whittam-Smith, the Editor of the Indie, was admirable in many ways but Andreas was involved with a group of people who had Interests In Mental Health who were followers of R.D. Laing. Previous posts have discussed Laing’s feet of clay and his association with Dafydd as well as Bertrand Russell’s and Sir Clough’s mates at Croesor. Anyone who worked with Laing did know that he wasn’t what he pretended, as I found out when I met some of them. The medical establishment hated Laing but he knew about their wrongdoing and they his. Laing unexpectedly keeled over from a heart-attack when playing tennis, on 23 Aug 1989, just days after Bluglass submitted his Report into my complaint to The Authorities.

The Indie was yet another of the publications that I read when I was younger wondering WHY is there never anything about Dafydd and north Wales in here???

Here are a few clues:

Sir Andreas Whittam Smith
First Church Estates Commissioner
In office
6 March 2002 – June 2017
Succeeded by Loretta Minghella
Personal details
Born 13 June 1937 (age 82)
Macclesfield, Cheshire, England
Nationality British
Profession Journalist
Newspaper editor

Sir Andreas Whittam Smith, was one of the founders of The Independent newspaper which began publication in October 1986 with Whittam Smith as Editor. Ollie was awaiting trial and Jackie Brandt had unlawfully detained me for the first time at Ysbyty Gwynedd in Aug 1986. By Oct 1986, I had begun my MSc at Hammersmith Hospital and had just spent a few weeks staying at my friends place in Bethnal Green, the friends who had been at Stirling University with Lord Jack McConnell. Unbeknown to us we had been targeted; Jack was manipulating the Stirling crowd to freeze out my two friends and one girl in the flat, Julia, just radiated hostility. Julia’s boyfriend was the cartoonist John O’ Farrell, a Big Labour Supporter who late wrote jokes for Gordon Brown. See previous posts. My friends were being threatened by thugs – we just put it down to Bethnal Green being rough and there being a lot of far-right activity there – and then in Jan 1987, after I got out of Denbigh, every time that I went over to Bethnal Green to see my mates (I was sharing a place in Harringay by then), I was followed and threatened by a man whom Brown found out had recently been released after being banged up for a series of rapes. Previous posts ‘eg. ‘The Turn Of The Screw’ discuss how my mates were pursued by thugs and heavies wherever they lived after they left Bethnal Green and it was ALL the work of the Gang…

The son of an Anglican clergyman in the Diocese of Chester, Whittam Smith moved from Macclesfield to Birkenhead in 1940. Chester has had a problem with organised abuse reaching back to Gwynne’s day (at least) and a former Bishop of Chester has been named as a child abuser. Whittam Smith was educated at Birkenhead School and Keble College, Oxford. See previous posts for old boys from Birkenhead School (there are many who helped the Gang) and Keble College, Oxford is also the alma mater of Sir Peter Morrison (Tory MP for Chester, 1974-92) and the Gang’s Tory MP for Anglesey, 1979-87, Keith Best. Keith was caught out applying for BT shares under numerous aliases and subsequently went to prison after Andreas launched the Indie. Keith’s sentence was cut on Appeal and he very soon bounced back and has made a good career out of charidee work and other organisations that help the oppressed, becoming Chair/CEO of many of them. Keith relaunched himself into the not-for-profit sector after his prison sentence with the help of George Thomas. See previous posts.

Most of Andreas’s career has been spent in the City in journalism, including as City Editor of The Guardian and The Daily Telegraph, and as Editor of the Investors Chronicle, 1970-77 and Stock Exchange Gazette. With Matthew Symonds, Whittam Smith was a co-founder of The Independent newspaper and was its first Editor, 1986-93. He still contributes articles on a regular basis.

Whittam Smith was Chairman of the Financial Ombudsman Service from 2001 to 2003. He is also a Director of Independent News and Media (UK), Vice Chairman of Tunbridge Wells Equitable Friendly Society, and a Vice-President of the National Council for One Parent Families. Whittam Smith was appointed President of the British Board of Film Classification in 1998, instigating liberalisation of film and video censorship, a post from which he resigned in 2002. Whittam Smith has been on the Board of Trustees of The Architecture Foundation.

On 6 March 2002, Whittam Smith was appointed the First Church Estates Commissioner, a senior lay person in the Church of England. As such, he is Chairman of the Church Commissioners’ Assets Committee (an investment portfolio of £7 billion) and a member of the Church Commissioners’ Board of Governors, the General Synod of the Church of England, and the Archbishops’ Council. It was announced in September 2016 that Andreas would be stepping down as First Church Estates Commissioner in June 2017.

In 2012 Whittam Smith started the Democracy 2015 movement to attempt to reform how British democracy functions. The movement’s stated aim was to achieve a House of Commons majority in 2015 and form a reformist government independent of parliamentary parties and composed of non-politicians volunteering to stand for a single term only. The movement stood a candidate, Adam Lotun, in the Corby by-election on 15 November 2012. He came 13th out of 14 candidates, with 35 votes.

In 1988 Whittam Smith was awarded the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws (LL.D) by the University of Bath.

In 2003, Whittam Smith was made a CBE, picking up his honour at the same time as Sir Jagger. In the 2015 Brenda’s Birthday Honours List, he was made a Knight Bachelor “for public service, particularly to the Church of England”, and therefore granted the title sir. In July 2017, Sir was awarded the Canterbury Cross for Services to the Church of England by the Archbishop of Canterbury.

Whittam Smith is President of Birkenhead School. Old boys worth mentioning are Tony Hall, DG of the BBC; David Thomas Gruffydd Evans, Baron Evans of Claughton, (9 February 1928-22 March 1992) was a solicitor and politician; William Wade, Baron Wade of Chorlton (born 1932), businessman, and Joint Treasurer of the Conservative Party, 1982–90; Donald Nicholls, Baron Nicholls of Birkenhead (born 1933), Vice-Chancellor, High Court of Justice, 1991–94, and Lord of Appeal in Ordinary, 1994–2007.

The Indie on Sunday did finally dare publish on the North Wales Child Abuse Scandal, along with ‘Private Eye’ and ‘The Observer’. BBC and HTV also broadcast programmes… The Sindie published in Dec 1991, ‘The Observer’ in Sept 1992, TV programmes were screened in Sept and Nov 1992 and the Eye published in Jan 1993. Gordon Anglesey sued the arse off the Sindie, ‘The Observer’, the Eye and HTV for naming him as a senior police officer who had abused boys in care in Wrexham.

Gordon’s libel hearing opened at the Royal Courts of Justice in the Strand on 14 Nov 1994. On 4 Nov 1994, Dafydd obtained his injunction against F and me from Liverpool High Court on the basis of extensive perjury – the MDU, Hempsons and the police all knew that perjury had been committed – and a complaint that F had some months previously blown a raspberry at him down the phone. Dafydd’s path to the injunction began days after F and I met with the Mental Health Act Commission and told them that Dafydd was sexually abusing patients and that serious complaints against him were not being investigated. Not only was our complaint not investigated but the Gwynedd Community Health Trust refused to make a record of it on the grounds that if they did, this would constitute libelling Dafydd.

On 6 Dec 1994, the libel jury returned a verdict in Anglesea’s favour and he was awarded nearly £400k in damages. My posts about the case ‘Y Gwir Yn Erbyn Y Byd’ and ‘Y Gwir Yn Erbyn Y Byd – A Few Additional Comments’ discuss  why I think that George Carman, counsel for the defence, deliberately threw the case and lost. Carman was Of The Gang himself and had been for years; furthermore days after the Tories won the General Election in April 1992, the Brighton Firebomb killed five witnesses to the North Wales Child Abuse Scandal (see ‘The Silence Of The Welsh Lambs’)and I doubt that George wanted to be found dead. But Whittam Smith wouldn’t have wanted the Gang in north Wales exposed anyway…

Some two months after the case, Mark Humphreys, one of the men who had named Anglesey as his molester, was found dead, hanging from the stairwell of the block of flats in which he lived in Wrexham. ‘Suicide’. Supposedly because Mark was Upset that No-One Believed Him.

If you were like Mark or me, someone who just wouldn’t shut up about the Gang, you became very used to people Not Believing You. It wouldn’t cause you to kill yourself; being called a liar became part of our lives. After Bluglass trashed me in July 1989, the Gang had a field day. I could see what was going on – although I had no idea how serious it was or that they were ALL on board, indeed in business, with Dafydd – and for months after I was given hell by those we know and love. It simply made me determined to one day expose them because I had seen and experienced enough by then to know that a lot of people were actively lying re Dafydd, it wasn’t always a case of them not believing you…

In 2016, Gordon Anglesey was jailed for the historical abuse of boys in care in Wrexham. He died in prison months after being jailed, soon after I began this blog. Anglesey was given a big send off, his funeral was jammed with police officers past and present as well as members of the Methodist Church. The Methodists would have been there anyway because of their spiritual beliefs, but the members of the Police Federation do not all subscribe to those beliefs. See previous posts.

The few people who have gone to prison as a result of convictions for their part in Gwynne and Dafydd’s enterprise have a habit of being found dead in prison. Not just so many kids in care and Empowered Service Users (see post ‘Include Me Out’), but Peter Howarth, Frank Beck etc. Think about Jeffrey Epstein as well. They were all supposed to be closely guarded or even on suicide watch…

I know the MO. The Gang push victims and witnesses to their limit and make a note of how they attempt suicide, if they do get to that point. They very often step in at the last moment to save them, make a big thing of that, ensure that it is WRITTEN DOWN and then at a time convenient to the Gang, when the Gang have ostensibly retreated from the life of the target, the target is murdered, using the method that they had previous used when they were saved by the Gang. Ooh They Had A History Of That. Isn’t that right Mr Mike Williams of the Bryn Golau Peep Show? BTW, how did you kill Stephen Bagnall because I noticed the same process at work re Stephen as well… See ‘Hey, Hey DAJ, How Many Kids Did You Kill Today?’

If the target is a former drug user, it’s as easy as PIE. They are found dead from an overdose. Their friends can explain that no, they had definitely given up, but the Top Docs know how Manipulative, Clever and Deceitful drug users are. Particularly those who have lived near Lord Wyn Roberts as children or their own children to whom they might have said a few things.

See previous posts for info on the demises of Paula, her ex Michael Hutchence and Peaches.

I do hope that everyone who thought that concealing the criminal activities of some very dangerous Top Docs are pleased with themselves. Consider this: Cilla, Dale Winton, George Michael, Bryan Ferry’s first wife, Steve Strange and all the fashionistas including Isabella Blow, Alexander McQueen… They’re dropping like lemmings as indeed are some of the Top Docs themselves who might blab eg. Bodger, Prof Robert Owen… See previous posts.

Some of these people could have been expected to die but this lot at this rate??

 

Gordon Anglesea’s widow Sandra received Gordon’s police pension, although Gordon died as a convicted sex offender. This was due to an oversight on the part of Arfon Jones, the Police and Crime Commissioner for North Wales. Arfon was the junior bobby who in the 1970s used to drive Gordon Anglesea to the venues in Wrexham in which Anglesea molested kids. Arfon was instructed to leave Anglesey at the venues but not to collect him.

Arfon’s Deputy Commissioner is Ann Jones, a former psychiatric social worker. Ann Jones was the social worker who refused to section me in Bangor Police Station in Dec 1986 after Dafydd had me wrongly arrested and had told everyone that I Would Be Going To Denbigh. I found Ann very reasonable and I told her of my series of complaints about the mental health services and that I would not be intimidated into dropping them. I realise now that is probably why Ann left the cell and told Sgt Morgan outside that under no circumstances would she section me. Sgt Morgan argued with her and said that I was being held illegally, I hadn’t done anything and Dafydd had told the police that I would be ‘definitely going to Denbigh’. Ann left.

That was when Dafydd’s mate the bent GP Dr Shah then appeared in my cell, thrusting his belly in my face, bellowing at me… See ‘Hippocratic Oath Ore Hypocritic Oaf?’ and ‘How I Arrived At Denbigh’. Shah was most angry with Ann Jones…

When I subsequently tried to find out who the social worker who refused to section me was, Gwynedd Health Authority and the Mental Health Act Commission maintained that no social worker had been to see me that night in the cells and it was noted that I was Very Disturbed At The Time.

Years later, when I finally obtained my files, there were letters dated 1987 from the MHAC and Alun Davies to a number of third parties confirming that Ann Jones was the social worker who had seen me in the cell… One of those letters was to Bluglass BEFORE he held his July 1989 ‘investigation’, at which Bluglass reassured me that no social worker had visited me in the cells that night.

The son of a friend of Dr Shah told me decades later that Shah had raped a patient ‘and got away with it’. Shah and his wife got away with owning and running a dreadful Care Home in Bethesda too, Brig-y-Nant, in which residents were neglected and ill-treated. See previous posts…

Shah shared a GPs practice in Menai Bridge with the legendary Dr P.W. White, friend of D.G.E. Wood. Dr P.W. White’s son was sent to prison for major drugs offences some years ago, although the judge Showed Mercy when he received a letter from a Local Doctor confirming that the defendant was From A Good Family. The Local Doctor who wrote the letter to the judge was one Dr P. W. White, but the media didn’t name him.

Is it surprising that there are those of us who take the piss?

That event occurred when Lesley Griffiths Who Helps The Mums was Welsh Gov’t Health Minister. I was e mailing Lesley repeatedly re the threats and intimidation to which I was being subjected by the Gang, but Lesley never even replied. Lesley is the AM for Wrexham; she grew up near Wrexham and before she was an AM, she worked as a medical secretary in Wrexham Maelor Hospital, with responsibilities to Docs including whichever Doc treated STDs. So Lesley knows a Pathetic Shark even bigger than Lesley ie. Dafydd’s pal Dr Olwen Williams, Long Serving Pox Doc to the victims of the Gang. Olwen, now Vice-President of the Royal College of Physicians, starred in my post ‘More Hollywood Gossip’. After years typing up the lies that were told to explain why kids in care were contracting STDs, Lesley became a Wrexham Borough Councillor and although she was Nervous Speaking In Front Of All The Men, Lesley found that she could Help The Mums, so it was a career in politics for Lesley. See ‘History Repeats Itself, First As Tragedy, Second As Farce’.

Shah died not long after he initially starred on this blog.

When Gordon Anglesea died, he was planning an appeal against conviction. The Police Federation were supporting him, dosh had been raised and barristers had offered their services free of charge.

Ken Clarke – HERE – Dept of Health – DATES – Home Sec – Dates – throughout the North Wales Police investigation, 1990-92, into the existence of a possible paedophile ring in north Wales and Cheshire, during which the police found no evidence of such a thing. The Chief Constable of North Wales at the time David Owen (not THE David Owen, obviously) refused to co-operate with the investigation and the Home Office refused to compel him to do so. Neither would the Home Office force Owen to allow another Chief Constable to take over the investigation. So the coppers who even dared try to investigate found themselves a little hampered. Geoffrey Dear was appointed HM Inspector of Constabulary just as the investigation began; so he was out of the firing line as the corruption exploded in the West Midlands and in as an HM Inspector of Constabulary, just as David Owen refused to co-operate with the investigation into the paedophile ring that wasn’t.

I was arrested on the perjury of the Drs Francis in Dec 1990 and after being detained for days in Streatham Police Station with the bent coppers who boasted of their previous time with the North Wales Police and how they beat up the defendants and threw them in Llyn Ogwen – where young men were found drowned ‘after going swimming drunk’ on a few occasions – and if Geoffrey Davies the landlord of the Douglas Arms in Bethesda was on the bench (Geoff was a Tory and a Magistrate) ‘we’d always be OK’. See previous posts.

‘Ewe slaaaag Dafydd…’

See previous posts for info on Geoff, his son who was attending Ysgol Dyffryn Ogwen and offered a scholarship to Eton – I kid you not – and starred with Geoff on TV in his capacity as another Welsh Speaking Wonderkid from North Wales. Geoff’s son, when he was older, became some sort of organ scholar or assistant organist at St Asaph Cathedral. The Eton-educated resident of Bethesda disappeared from public view when Hugh Davies, the former organist from St Asaph, was convicted of sexual abuse of his pupils. Hugh Davies was living in Cumbria by the time that he was nicked, but it transpired that there had been complaints when he was at St Asaph, 1985-98, that were not acted upon.

Aled himself of course was Discovered when a little old lady heard the songbird warbling away in Bangor Cathedral and just happened to put pen to paper to someone who knew record producers, media big wigs and everyone needed to launch Aled as a Superstar just when I wouldn’t shut up about Gwynne, when Mary Wynch was making her way to the Master Of The Rolls and Alison Taylor was bellyaching as well. See previous posts. Aled lived in Llandegfan, the same village as I did, a village on Anglesey popular with Top Docs and better paid NHS staff, as well as UNCW staff. And one of the policemen who knew that Dafydd unlawfully imprisoned me lived there, he was just around the corner from D.G.E. Wood’s house. See ‘Our Man In Llandegfan’.

Wood’s kids went to school with Aled Jones.

Dafydd grew up in Bethesda and had many partners in crime there.

Eton-educated Douglas Hurd, Home Secretary, Sept 1985-Oct 1989, was the nephew of Cambridge botanist Edred Henry Corner, who knew Prof Peter Greig-Smith of the Plant Biology Dept, UCNW; Greig-Smith lived in Llandegfan and, like Hurd, worked for the security services. See ‘Our Man In Llandegfan’.

The Lord Hurd of Westwell
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Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
In office
26 October 1989 – 5 July 1995
Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
John Major
Preceded by John Major
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Home Secretary
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2 September 1985 – 26 October 1989
Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
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Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
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27 September 1984 – 2 September 1985
Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
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Minister of State for Europe
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4 May 1979 – 9 June 1983
Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
Preceded by Office created
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Member of Parliament
for Witney
In office
9 June 1983 – 1 May 1997
Preceded by Constituency created
Succeeded by Shaun Woodward
Member of Parliament
for Mid Oxfordshire
In office
28 February 1974 – 9 June 1983
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Member of the House of Lords
Lord Temporal
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13 June 1997 – 9 June 2016
Life peerage
Personal details
Born
Douglas Richard Hurd

8 March 1930 (age 89)
Marlborough, Wiltshire, UK

Nationality British
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s)
Tatiana Eyre
(m. 1960; div. 1982)
Judy Smart
(m. 1982; died 2008)
Relations Anthony, Lord Hurd (father);
Sir Percy Hurd (grandfather)
Children 5
Alma mater Eton College
Trinity College, Cambridge

In 1986, when Hurd was Home Secretary, F was fitted up by the North Wales Police for Class A drugs offences and arson; he was also punched in the face by a senior officer in the police station when he’d objected to the copper getting into the loo/shower with him. F was in Risley Remand Centre’s ‘hospital wing’ – full of Dafydd’s prisoners – and overheard what was probably a murder of a prisoner by the screws. When F was in Risley, he was visited by a detective from London who interviewed F about offences that F knew nothing about, became cross with F, called him a nutter and chucked him back into the cell. F subsequently spent a year in Denbigh, unlawfully…

After enduring Burnside and Roach talking in Cockney rhyming slang about Offences They Had Committed In Bethesda, I was driven to north Wales where I was charged with serious offences myself. Caernarfon Magistrates bailed me to live in London until the trial, which is how I ended up in Springfield Hospital. The charges against me were changing on a near daily basis – the Attorney General was Paddy Mayhew – and then sort of disappeared once I stated that I had no interest in returning to work with the aggressive loonies in Bodger’s team… Then I was told to go back to north Wales by Prof Nigel Eastman…

F – 1990

Geoffrey and Ken Clarke’s turf of Nottingham –  the Gang – here – Olive Stevenson – Ann Craft – etc

me in Notts – Jennifer’s Diary –

 

Prof Bluglass owns Compton Verney, one of the finest art galleries in western Europe (see previous posts).

Discover the unique delights of Compton Verney, where there’s something for everyone to enjoy. 120 acres of stunning parkland and lake surround an award-winning art gallery, with a family friendly café and gift shop. Escape the everyday to wander through our historic ‘Capability’ Brown landscape, marvel at our world-class art exhibitions Dr Dafydd Alun Jonesor have fun in our outdoor adventure playground.

Nothing suspicious here Sarge, you can pick up a fine art gallery quite cheaply these days if you know where to look. Bottoms Up!

Geoffrey Dear takes an active and regular part in the business of the House of Lords, speaking from the cross benches on home affairs, criminal justice, and rural affairs. Dear was appointed a Deputy Speaker and a Deputy Chairman of Committees in 2015 and was a member of the European Union Select Committee, 2011–2015, the Home Affairs Sub-Committee, 2008–2012, and the Economic and Financial Affairs Sub-Committee, 2011–2015. Since 2015 Geoffrey has been a member of the Privileges and Conduct Committee and the Works of Art Committee. In 2008 Geoffrey successfully led opposition in the House of Lords to defeat the Government’s intention to extend from 28 to 42 days the length of time that suspected terrorists could be held without charge. In 2012 Geoffrey successfully amended the Public Order Act 1986 so as to protect freedom of speech in public, and similarly defeated Government attempts in 2014 to lower the threshold test for the creation of ASBOs from conduct likely to cause “harassment, alarm or distress” to “nuisance or annoyance” – Bluglass stated in his July 1989 Report that I had caused ‘nuisance and annoyance’ to many people – which very effectively criminalised swathes of vulnerable people, including children. It was that which eventually drew attention to idiocies such as children with Tourette’s Syndrome being served with ASBOs or psych patients who kept trying to commit suicide in the same way eg. throwing themselves into the same lake.

It was after Brown and I published about this that a Mental Health Team arrived at my office at Bangor University and told me that they were very worried about me, I was working too hard and I needed to Rest. These were the people who until just months previously had repeatedly had me arrested, told me that they would refuse to treat me etc until I finally said oh just fuck off then, you have nothing to offer at all. They didn’t until I began publishing about their own practices. I subsequently found out that their Leader, Dr Richard Tranter, had documented on my medical records that I was being ‘bullied’ by my boss at Bangor University. I ordered Tranter to remove that comment because it wasn’t true. He refused. So the Registrar of Bangor University was given a statement by me explaining that I LIKED my boss PROFESSOR HOWARD DAVIES, I got on very well with Howard and I loved working with him.

Richard Tranter emigrated to New Zealand shortly after I made that statement. So for the record, if Richard is reading:

Sally Baker, Howard Davies, Graham Day and Marta Eichsteller were all good mates and loved working with each other. They didn’t bully each other, but they did notice the bizarre things going on around them and they had many a laugh at them. Marta in particular, being Sally’s friend and sharing an office with her, was gobsmacked at the conduct of a Mental Health Team who insisted on arriving at Sally’s office, thus obliging Marta to leave, when Sally kept asking them to just go away in view of the fact that previously they had flatly refused to support Sally in any way… Then Sally’s friends noted the three wrongful arrests that followed the re-appearance of the mental health services in Sally’s life

See previous posts for Richard Tranter-laffs and the deceitful double-dealing of Professor Catherine Robinson who discovered what was going on and made a deal with Tranter in order to extract funding to build her own Centre For Mental Health and Society and bag an appointment as a Welsh Gov’t Adviser. Catherine has now moved on to greater things and can be found at Manchester University, advising the UK Gov’t, as discussed in previous posts.

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Criticising the absence of prior governmental consultation concerning the bill, Geoffrey Dear was a prominent opponent in the Lords to the Gov’t’s legislation to introduce same-sex marriage, proposing a “wrecking amendment” to the bill, which was defeated. Lord Geoffrey spoke of fear of “such opposition to homosexuals in general that the climate of tolerance and acceptance in this country that we have all championed … could well be set back by decades”. Dear asked for a commission to “call on the very best minds from the fields of theology, philosophy, sociology, jurisprudence and finance”, despite the risk of taking up “valuable parliamentary time” … “when so many other pressing matters demand our attention.”

How about calling on the minds of a few of your old mates then Lord Dear:Dr Dafydd Alun Jones

Geoffrey Dear is Deputy Lieutenant of Worcestershire, was Vice-Lord Lieutenant of that county, 1998-2001 and is an Honorary Bencher of Gray’s Inn. Geoffrey is a Fellow of UCL and an Honorary Fellow of Birmingham City University.

See posts ‘      ‘ and ‘      ‘ for details of why Michael Mansfield agreed to represent Dodi’s dad in the inquest into Dodi and Di’s death. Yes, it was directedly related to me and my grandpa’s Ancient Battle with Edward du Cann and Tiny Rowland…

I may not have time to blog about this, but now I know that not only did Tiny Rowland Own The World but that he owned the legal and medical establishment as well, I’m intrigued as to why he was prevented from buying up Harrods, thus allowing Dodi’s dad to do so which incurred Tiny’s Wrath… Who was brave enough to chuck a spanner in Tiny’s works? I previously wondered if dear old Peter Hain might have had something to do with that, Peter being C, knowing Rhodesia and South Africa and knowing what suffering Tiny was causing in that part of the world as well as everywhere else…

Readers’ clues would be appreciated.

Paul Bates was in hot pursuit of Brown again in the autumn of 1996. The Jillings investigation into the abuse of children in the care of Clwyd County Council reported in Spring 1996; legal advice provided to Clwyd C C’s insurers Municipal Mutual (they also insured the North Wales Police) by Cherie and Miranda’s mate Max Beloff QC resulted in the Report being totally suppressed. See ‘It’s A Piece Of Cake…’ The Hague announced that there would be a Public Inquiry into the North Wales Child Abuse Scandal in May 1996 and named Ronnie Waterhouse as the Chair in Sept 1996. Bates didn’t find out where Brown was, in spite of Bates’s frantic activity.

Bates swung into action whenever Brown gave evidence to the Authorities of Dafydd’s wrongdoing and it looked as though someone might have to pretend to investigate.

The West Midlands Police knew how dangerous Paul Bates still was when the Chief Constable of that force was Sir Ron Hadfield, who had been appointed Chief Constable to Clean Up in the wake of the appalling corruption of the Freemason-heavy West Midlands Serious Crime Squad, who were on good terms with the North Wales Police and fitted up Ali Khan from Caernarfon, as discussed in previous posts.

Ron Hadfield served as one of the advisers to the Waterhouse Inquiry re questioning the witnesses. Sir Ron and his men were brought in to reassure everyone that the job wasn’t being done by the North Wales Police… See post ‘         ‘.

It was Mrs Mills – a member of Middle Temple, as was Ronnie Waterhouse, Greville Janner and Paddy Mayhew, all good friends of Gwynne and Dafydd – who as DPP ensured that the files relating to the Birmingham Six who were framed by the West Midlands Serious Crime Squad were embargoed for so long that the grandchildren of the Birmingham Six will be dead by the time the files are accessible.  No charges were ever brought against members of the West Midlands Serious Crime Squad; the Squad was disbanded and the crooks that constituted it retired on generous police pensions. See eg. ‘A Future Leader Of The Labour Party?’.

Another of Ronnie Waterhouse’s advisers was Adrianne Jones, the former Director of the City of Birmingham Social Services when all those kids from Birmingham were sent to children’s homes in north Wales. Adrianne had acted as an adviser re kids in care in Wales before that, so they invited her back again to help the two Ronnies. As well as holding the usual roles on numerous children’s charidees, Adrianne retired to Abergavenny in Wales, near Baroness Eirene White’s home. See eg. ‘   ‘ for info on Adrianne.

Mrs Mills was of course married to John, the multimillionaire donor to New Labour; John’s brother is David who was married to Tessa Jowell. David was mates with Silvio and avoided prison on a technicality after accepting a bribe from Silvio. In Sept 2018 Theresa May’s Secretary of State for Justice David Gauke announced that Mrs Mills’ daughter Caroline Corby c corbywould be the new Chair of the Parole Board.

Previous members of the Parole Board have included Robert Bluglass, Colin Berry and David Mawson. They all arrived on the Parole Board after they gave Dafydd et al a helping hand in the wake of my complaints. Mrs Mills was appointed a member of the Parole Board in 1990.

See previous posts for info re the Parole Board, Caroline Corby et al.

Info has come into the blog alleging that Mrs Mills was appointed as DPP in 1992 as a result of a deal done over me. I am flattered, I didn’t know the CPS cared, I had thought that it was only health and welfare staff and a few judges who bagged jobs as a result of me. I’ve been told that the deal came with a Cunning Plan ie. for the Top Docs of Springfield – Mr Big of Springfield being St Helena’s mate Prof Nigel Eastman (see previous posts) – to ensure that I returned to north Wales and then the Gang would fit me up…

I’ll wait for my letter of thanks from Caroline Corby, because she only landed her job because she was Mrs Mills’ daughter.

Nigel Eastman is a barrister as well as a Top Doc and can be found advertising himself on the website of the Chambers at 33 Bedford Row:

Nigel is Emeritus Professor of Law and Ethics in Psychiatry in the University of London and an Honorary Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist in the National Health Service. He holds the degrees of Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, Bachelor of Science, Doctor of Medicine, is a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and is a non-practising Member of the Bar, being called in Gray’s Inn in 1976. 

Mars-Jones – who worked for the security services – was a member of Gray’s Inn, as is St Helena and Michael Mansfield. As is Lord Justice Malcom Pill, who as Sir Malcolm Pill presided over the High Court case in Cardiff in May 1990, which Gwynedd Health Authority brought against me yet Sir Malcolm said nothing about the extensive perjury or the evidence of serious crime on the part of the Gang that was before him. David Waddington, the Home Secretary at the time who had a hand in it all, was a member of er Gray’s Inn. See ‘The Bitterest Pill’.

He has extensive experience of clinical forensic psychiatry, assessing and treating patients with severe mental disorders who have committed serious offences and/or who are facing serious criminal charges. He has also carried out research and published widely on the relationship between law and psychiatry, including being first author of The Oxford Handbook of Forensic Psychiatry (Oxford University Press, 2012).

Nigel has been an advisor to the Law Commission, most recently being a member of the Criminal Law Advisory Working Party of the Commission in connection with its work in producing reports on the Law of Murder (2006) and Expert Evidence (2011), and currently concerning “unfitness to plead” and “insanity”. He has other substantial experience of conducting work on public policy in relation to law and psychiatry. For example, he was a member of the Mental Health and Disability Committee of the Law Societybetween 1989 and 2012, is a member of the executive of the Forensic Faculty of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, and was for 10 years chairman of the Law Committee of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

Nigel has given evidence to parliamentary select committees on law and psychiatry, most recently the Joint Parliamentary Scrutiny Committee addressing the then draft Mental Health Bill, which Committee publishedits findings in 2006, and the Public Bill Committee addressing the Mental Health (Amendment) Bill, now Act 2007. He was previously a founder member of the Clinical Disputes Forum, established by Lord Woolf, then Master of the Rolls,

See previous posts for info on Lord Woolf 

to improve the litigation process in clinical negligence cases, including in relation to expert medical evidence.

Nigel has extensive experience of acting as an expert witness in both criminal and civil proceedings, in this jurisdiction and in the jurisdictions of other countries. This includes conducting assessments in relation to approximately 400 murder cases over the past 30 years, cases, often being high-profile in nature. He has provided evidence to criminal courts in England and Wales at all levels, for both the defence and Crown, as well asto the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council in relation to Commonwealth cases and to courts at all levels within other jurisdictions. In relation to expert witness work, he is a founder member, and head, of Forensic Psychiatry Chambers.

He has lectured to the judiciary, including for the Judicial College, in relation to new statutory provisions for “diminished responsibility” and “loss of control”. He is an expert member of the Foreign Secretary’sInternational Death Penalty Panel.

Nigel Eastman received a letter from his colleague at St George’s/Springfield Robin Jacobson in Jan 1991 telling Nigel that Dafydd was sexually abusing patients and that Robin suspected that Tony Francis was as well. AFTER receiving the letter, Nigel told me to go back to north Wales because Dafydd was my doctor and they knew me there. I was ‘discharged from the care of’ Robin, Nigel et al with no job, nowhere to live and no income. See previous posts eg. ‘Some Very Eminent Doctors From London…’

Nigel Eastman is Emeritus Professor of Law and Ethics in Psychiatry, Honorary Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist, St George’s University of London.See the source image

WHY is Nigel still in business??

Mrs Mills was Director of the SFO, 1990-92, during investigations of Barlow Clowes, Blue Arrow, Cap’n Bob’s Mirror Group, and Polly Peck. See previous posts for details, including of helpful Expert Top Docs who provided Independent Opinions. Mrs Mills served as a legal assessor for the GMC and GDC; so Mrs Mills was probably one who declared certain Top Docs and dentists to be ill when they faced questions. Dafydd has availed himself of this offer in the past, as did Tony Francis. During Mrs Mills’ time as Director of the SFO, the SFO was investigating a company set up Mrs Mills’ brother-in-law David Mills, then husband of Labour Cabinet Minister Tessa Jowell, in connection with bribery allegations against Silvio Berlusconi, but declined to investigate Mills himself. David Mills was later found guilty of accepting a cash bribe from Berlusconi, but the conviction was quashed by Italy’s Supreme Court of Cassation.

The CEO of the Parole Board is Martin Jones, but I don’t think that it is THE Martin Jones. THE Martin Jones was appointed as the Top Man with regard to External Investigations in NHS Wales after the NHS in the region of north Wales for which Martin had long been responsible fell off the cliff. As one of the Hergest patients did when Martin was CEO of the NW Wales NHS Trust, that incident being one in a series of Hergest tragedies and scandals in the space of months about which Martin received a stiff letter from The Powers That Be. So of course Martin would end up as the Top Man re NHS investigations in Wales.

JOHN KNOX a Chartered Accountant, is a consultant to the litigation support division of Pannell Kerr Forster. He was the Deputy Director of the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) from October 1990 to May 1996,

responsible for overseeing the operations of the 85 lawyers and financial investigators employed by the office. His areas of expertise include investigating complex cases and the direction of detailed investigations, and liaison with barristers and police.

Cap’n Bob went overboard on 5 Nov 1990. Geoffrey Howe resigned as Thatch’s Deputy PM on 1 Nov 1990 and followed it up with his famous resignation speech on 13 Nov 1990, that was the death blow to Thatch. Howe served as Lord President of the Council while he was Deputy PM and was appointed as Lord President of the Council on 24 July 1989. The post of Lord President of the Council brings with it the role of Visitor to UCNW.

The investigation aka cover-up Chaired by Bluglass into my complaint about Dafydd was held in July 1989. Bluglass submitted his Report in Aug 1989. Some weeks before July 1989, Tony Francis had begun organising the Case Conference that was Chaired by his mate Dr Chris Hunter in Nov 1989 that resulted in Hunter declaring me to be dangerous, homicidal, in need of banging up in Broadmoor with Mr Savile and Hunter offered to prepare a Court Report stating this. I was not facing any charges at the time, neither did I know that this Case Conference was going to take place; the first that I knew about it was some four years ago when I acquired further copies of old medical files of mine. I was at work, with Bodger’s team in St George’s when the Case Conference took place in north Wales.

I had never heard of Chris Hunter until I read those files a few years ago, I had never heard of some of those who had given evidence re me at the Case Conference. Two of the people who gave evidence re me were Gwynedd social workers Jackie Brandt and Keith Fearns. I had only met Brandt once by then, that was when she unlawfully detained me in a psych ward at Ysbyty Gwynedd in Aug 1986. I had never heard of Keith Ferns at that point. Jackie and Keith perjured themselves in the High Court in Feb 1990 and then again on 10 July 1990 in an attempt to have me imprisoned. See ‘Some Big Legal Names Enter The Arena’ and ‘The Bitterest Pill’. Jackie perjured herself yet again in Bangor Magistrates Court in the summer of 1993 in a case against F and I. My documents show that in all those cases, the lawyers involved as well as the judges and magistrates knew that perjury was being committed, as did the MDU and the BMA.

See ‘The Night Of The Dr Chris Hunter’.

Tony Francis gave evidence to Bluglass’s investigation in July 1989, although Tony Francis had not been named in that complaint and I was not told that he had given evidence; I only found out when I read the Report. Tony Francis’s former boss from Manchester University, Prof Ian Brockington, was a colleague of Bluglass’s in the Dept of Psychiatry at Birmingham University. Brockington relocated from Manchester to Birmingham in 1984, at about the time that I had been referred to Francis. Tony Francis knew the Windbags; the Windbags knew George Thomas.

Although Bluglass Chaired the investigation into my complaint, the ‘Independent Professional Review’ to give it the proper title was organised by Prof Robert Owen, Prof of Surgery at Liverpool Medical School, who doubled up as the Medical Ombudsman appointed by the Welsh Office. Owen was a longstanding mate of Gwynne and Dafydd, trained at Guy’s and was still good mates with them at Guy’s and loyal to them.

Previous posts have discussed how the BMA were desperate to get rid of Thatch. They loathed her and the charge was led by Dr John Marks, Chairman of the BMA, who was also a barrister. Before Bodger offered me the job at St George’s, I worked for a year (Spring 1988-Spring 1989) with John Marks’s brother Vincent Marks, in Vincent’s CRC team at Surrey University. Previous posts (eg. ‘Reports Of Death Were Greatly Exaggerated’ and ‘Apocalypse Now’) discussed the research fraud, plagiarism, deceit etc on behalf of Vincent’s team and their colleagues that I only found out about years later.

Prof Tim McElwain was found dead after one big fraud by Vincent’s mates was exposed in 1990, that particular fraud involving Peter Maguire, a psychiatrist friend of Tony Francis, who had been given CRC funding to turn himself into a cancer researcher just after I began working for the CRC. One of my colleagues in Vincent’s team in Surrey University, Anthea Hardcastle, was from Cricieth and two of her closest friends, Griff and Sue, were the Principal Biochemist at Ysbyty Gwynedd and his wife. Catherine Robinson small2 Another colleague of mine at Surrey – my immediate boss – was Dr Wynne Aherne, who came from Carmarthenshire and, like Anthea, was still very closely networked to Wales.

While I was working at Surrey, Tony Francis and the Gang were receiving free advice from the BMA re how to refuse to investigate my complaints and fit me up for offences that they knew had not been committed.

Bodger’s lot at St George’s were running the south London part of Dafydd’s business and previous posts have provided details of the names of the Top Docs and social workers involved. Bodger was Welsh himself, his dad was the Secretary to the Lord Mayor of Cardiff; Bodger went to Llandaff Cathedral School and Cowbridge Grammar before studying at UCL. Lord Woolf studied at UCL and I think knew Bodger. Prof Eric Sunderland, Principal of UCNW, 1984-94, completed his PhD at UCL. The psychologists at UCL were also facilitating organised abuse. Sir William Asscher, Dean of St George’s, 1988-96, had spent most of the middle years of his career in Cardiff, where he was one of the senior medics concealing Dafydd and Gwynne’s ring, in particular George Thomas’s role in it.

John Marks, Bodger and Brave Wendy really wanted to get rid of the Tories altogether but the Labour Party was in such a mess that they contented themselves with getting rid of Thatch. It was they who were the real power behind Geoffrey Howe; the Toppest of the Top Docs on the London scene got together with the BMA and Heseltine and Howe were brought on board. Most of them hated each other, but Ollie Brooke had been jailed, Frank Beck and Greville Janner were under investigation, the police were conducting further investigations on Bodger’s manor and the facilitators and beneficiaries of the Westminster Paedophile Ring were very anxious indeed. I was refusing to shut up and Brown had supplied evidence. Richard Bentall was working as a clin psy with Dafydd et al; Bentall’s dad Prof Hugh Bentall was the wealthy surgeon who virtually ran Hammersmith Hospital. Richard Bentall was married to the daughter of Eifion Jones, the Dean of Science at UCNW. William Mars-Jones was President of UCNW.

Geoffrey Howe received his orders after the huge conspiracy had been planned. By the time Geoffrey had made his speech in the Commons, the Drs Francis had already been in discussion with the MDU re demanding my imprisonment on the basis of yet more perjury. I was arrested in London just after Thatch resigned as PM.

Previous posts (and comments following this one) discuss how David Kirke, the founder member of the Oxford Dangerous Sports Club as well as a lying conman, went into ‘hiding’ from the police in 1990; Kirke was actually in Somerset with his mates from Bridgy whom he had targeted and befriended in 1987 and when he wasn’t actually with them, he was in regular contact with them and they knew where he was. The police and the Radio 4 investigative programme ‘Face The Facts’ were ringing Kirke’s mates in Somerset asking where he was; they rolled around laughing and denied all knowledge. They were the same people who were in contact with the Gang, providing ‘evidence’ re my Insanity and Dangerousness. I was arrested on the perjury of the Gang weeks after Kirke’s activities were exposed on Radio 4. My house and phone were bugged at the time, as were the houses and phones of my friends.

John Waite and ‘Face the Facts’ could have done a rather more hard hitting doc than they did; Waite made a comment about Kirke’s ‘very loyal friends’ (it was the Bridgy contingent) who wouldn’t reveal his whereabouts and the perception of the loyal ones themselves was that this was all a bit of a laugh, ‘there was Indiana Jones music playing during that programme, no-one is that bothered about Kirke’. It was my father who sat through it all saying ‘Kirke is a conman, he is targeting people and cheating them’. Yes, that was exactly what he was doing and Kirke knew that my father loathed him so Kirke happily dropped in whenever he felt like it and hung around to intimidate father.

Kirke did go to prison in the end but a helpful Top Doc’s report ensured that the sentence was a light one.

While ‘Face the Facts’ didn’t work too hard at finding Kirke, my friend was being gradually forced out of his career at the er BBC. He worked in the drama commissioning dept, had refused to take a bribe and of course was friends with me. One of his colleagues was Jonathan Miller’s son, William. Michael Grade was already after the blood of that friend and the girl whom he later married and Jack McConnell, who knew them both from their time at Stirling University, was doing very nicely out of dirty deals with unpleasant people as well.

Don’t tell me that John Waite and the BBC ‘couldn’t find’ Kirke…

At the time, Marmaduke Hussey was Chairman of the BBC, having been personally appointed by Thatch. Hussey’s wife, Lady Susan Hussey, was Lady-in-Waiting to Brenda and Godmother to Prince William. Peter Morrison’s sister Dame Mary Morrison was Woman-of-the-Bedchamber to Brenda. See previous posts. Peter Morrison was appointed as PPS to Thatch on 23 July 1990, thirteen days after Brandt et al perjured themselves in Chester Court in an attempt to have me imprisoned. On 24 July 1990, administrators from Clwyd Health Authority rang Andrew Park, the crooked lawyer at the Welsh Office and told him that I had rung the North Wales Hospital and threatened an Angel. There was no evidence that I had done this, so Park provided Clwyd Health Authority with detailed instructions re how to create the ‘proof’ that I was threatening staff. See ‘The Bitterest Pill’…

Previous posts explained how John Cole of the BBC knew about the whole conspiracy throughout 1990; not only was John Cole hondoobtedly a duplicitous toady – Cole had the dirt on N Ireland and Kincora – but Cole was undergoing a course of medical treatment that ensured regular visits to Bodger’s mates. Cole even knew about me throughout my time at St George’s… It was Cole’s cosy relationship with the Top Docs (and the security services) that was the key to Cole’s Amazing Perception re political Events.

John Cole received the Royal Television Society’s Journalist of the Year award in 1991. The year that my friend was unlawfully dismissed from the RTS…

John Cole died on 7 Nov 2013, as it all kicked off with Operation Pallial and the Macur Review. Tony Francis had been found dead in 2012 and I’ve been told that Francis was hondootedly the Source of some of Cole’s Insights.

 

Geoffrey Howe was a very good mate of Ronnie Waterhouse, they had met as young barristers and formed a lifelong friendship. The two families went on holiday together and when Howe landed big Cabinet posts, Waterhouse was a guest at Howe’s official residences.

Howe’s wife Elspeth is a relative of Camilla.

A group of scheming old fools who were held over a barrel by a cartel of Top Docs:

Howe (second from right) in 2003

Howe retired from the House of Commons in 1992 and was made a life peer on 30 June 1992 as Baron Howe of Aberavon. Following his retirement from the Commons, Howe took on a number of Non-Executive Directorships in business and advisory posts in law and academia, including as international political adviser to the US law firm Jones Day, a Director of GlaxoSmithKline and J. P. Morgan, and visitor at SOAS, University of London.

Patrick Vallance, with whom I worked as St George’s, was subsequently headhunted by GSK as one of their international bigwigs. When Theresa was PM, she appointed Patrick as the Gov’t Chief Scientist. Sir Patrick as he now is trained at St George’s, worked there as both a Top Doc and a pharmacologist and knew about the serious criminality of his colleagues. Patrick was a big mate of Sir Salvador Moncada, who Patrick told everyone, including me, was a ‘Spanish pharmacologist’. Moncada is actually a former guerrilla leader from El Salvador who fled to London; he had qualified in El Salvador but was far too busy fighting in a civil war to do much pharmacology. So how Moncada managed to bag himself ID papers and a job as a pharmacologist in Sir John Vane’s lab in London I’d be interested to know. I also suspect that Moncada is not using his real name. Brown observed some while ago that he never knew who was writing Moncada’s papers, but it wasn’t Moncada. See ‘A Trebant That Wants To Be A Ferrari…’.

Geoffrey Howe published his autobiography in 1994, the year in which: Peter Howarth was jailed for 10 years for abusing boys in care in north Wales and took the rap for Numerous Unidentified Others;John Smith suddenly and unexpectedly keeled over and died and couldn’t be saved even by Bart’s finest although they were Ah wonderful; Miranda became PM, Miranda who’s dad and mate Ernest Armstrong were among many who colluded with Gwynne and Dafydd’s partner ring in the North East from where Peter Howarth had relocated to north Wales in 1972; the Mental Health Act Commission admitted to F and I that they had received many complaints about Dafydd sexually abusing patients and as long ago as the 1960s, but then failed to investigate our allegation of this nature; Dafydd obtained an injunction from Liverpool High Court against F and I on the basis of planted evidence, extensive perjury, a discussion about his own anus and a complaint that F had blown a raspberry down the phone at Dafydd months previously. 1994 was also the year in which the big research fraud perpetrated by Bodger and Malcolm Chamberlain at St George’s was exposed… See ‘Now Then…’

Edward du Cann, the business partner and friend of Tiny Rowland, mentioned in his autobiography that he (du Cann) was a good friend of Peter Walker. Walker went back to the 1950s with Tory members of the Gang, including David Hunt and Beata Brookes. Walker was Thatch’s Energy Secretary, June 1983-June 1987, appointed to use his detailed knowledge of those who had colluded with the Gang to defeat the NUM (see ‘Holding the Country To Ransom – Part I’. Walker was, I am told, also valued for his advice re the problem that was Brown and I. After the NUM had been flattened and everyone wondered why there had not been effective opposition from the Windbag, Walker served as Welsh Secretary, June 1987-May 1990. Just look at the criminality that blossomed under him… On Brenda’s Secret Service… See ‘Holding the Country To Ransom – Part II’.

Wyn Roberts’ autobiography discusses Wyn’s good friendship with Lord Brecon aka David Vivian Penrose Lewis. Lord Brecon is discussed in previous posts; he was a rural Councillor from south Wales who was suddenly given the position of Minister of State for Welsh Affairs by Macmillan in Dec 1957 and just months later a peerage. Lord Brecon remained as Minister of State for Welsh Affairs until 1964, when Goronwy Roberts, the Labour MP for Caernarfon, Feb 1950-Feb 1974 (and yet another member of the Gang), succeeded him under Jim Griffiths, Secretary of State in the newly created Welsh Office, with the advent of Harold Wilson becoming PM. Goronwy’s early life explains why he was such a good mate of Dafydd, who grew up in Bethesda.

Roberts was from Bethesda, where his father was an elder of the Presbyterian Church of Wales. He was educated at Ogwen Grammar School, Bethesda and UCNW. Later Roberts attended the University of London and was appointed a Fellow of the University of Wales in 1938. While at UCNW, Roberts, together with Harri Gwynn, was one of the founders of Mudiad Gwerin, a nationalist left-wing pressure group.

Roberts served in the British Army in 1940-41 and in the TA until 1944. From 1941 until 1944 he worked as Youth Education Officer for Caernarfonshire and in 1944 was appointed lecturer in youth leadership at the University College of Swansea…. Goronwy Roberts lost his seat in Feb 1974 to Gwynne and Dafydd’s other mate Dafydd Wigley. Goronwy was elevated to the Lords, becoming Lord Goronwy-Roberts. Goronwy was Deputy Leader of the Lords, 1975-79. In 1979, the year in which Dafydd unlawfully imprisoned Mary Wynch, such was the chaos at UCNW that Dafydd Wigley demanded that Shirl, as Sunny Jim’s Education Secretary, hold a Public Inquiry into Sir Charles Evans’s mismanagement of UCNW. Shirl refused, because she’d been on board with the Gang for years, but it was just as well for Wigley that Shirl did refuse because Sir Charles cocked up as a result of him being mates with Gwynne, Dafydd et al, who were er mates with Dafydd Wigley.

The poor old Gang, just as at present when they are desperately casting their net around trying to find a scapegoat for the disgusting state of the NHS in north Wales, in 1979 the spectre of Mr Thrope and his wife Miriam loomed large and panic gripped the Gang.

Not that they could even carry out a simple murder plot without cocking the whole thing up…

See previous posts eg. ‘Slaves, Perfect Slaves’ for Goronwy Roberts.

There was bafflement and outrage at Lord Brecon’s entry into High Society and he was of course unable to carry out the roles assigned to him. It isn’t mentioned anywhere that Lord Brecon Making It Big was directly related to his knowledge of Gwynne and Dafydd’s activities, although which event specifically gave Lord Brecon his big break just months after Dafydd qualified as a Top Doc I’ve yet to discover.

Lord Brecon’s good fortune remained in the family. His daughter Rosalind Helen Penrose Lewis aka Lindy married Leolin Price QC – from Talybont-on-Usk, like Lord Brecon – who became a Camden-based lawyer. Among other things, Leolin advised the Maastricht rebels who gave John Major such problems. Leolin, along with Sunny Jim’s wife Audrey, was a Governor of Great Ormond Street Hospital and dealt with the legal minutiae re Raising Money for GOSH. There was organised abuse at GOSH at the time, including that starring Jimmy Savile and despite the denials of the NHS, this was known.

Leolin’s adventure with the Maastricht Rebels involved Mystic Mogg and Leolin, together with David Pannick QC with financial backing from Sir Jams Goldsmith; they unsuccessfully applied for a judicial review in an attempt to stop the Maastricht Treaty of July 1993. They were busy when Jackie Brandt was perjuring herself in the direction of F and I and when F’s baby was placed with the predators with two known child abusers in the family and when people were given goodies in return for lying about F. Many of those involved were the likes of Gwynedd County Councillor Dafydd Orwig, who went back to the Olden Days with Goronwy-Roberts, Dafydd Wigley, Ioan Bowen Rees, Gwynne, Dafydd and the bent coppers. See eg. ‘Thought For The Day’.

Leolin was a member of Lincoln’s Inn a la Lord Denning, George Carman, Cherie and Miranda.

Leolin was an alumnus of Keble College a la Peter Morrison and Keith Best…

Leolin was a Tory, but always happy to help others; he acted for Arthur Scargill in the 1980s – as did Michael Mansfield – and in 1982 he acted for Harriet Harman during the spat that resulted from Harriet improperly leaking documents to a journo when she was Legal Director of the NCCL, who were associated with paedophiles rights groups. As part of the spat, Harriet won a case in the European Court of Human Rights against MI5 who had tapped her phone. Harriet, they tapped mine as well and unlike you I wasn’t helping a gang of sex offenders, I was targeted by them. I am still waiting for my dosh from MI5 and for the Royalties for the porn in which I starred without my knowledge in the Bryn Golau Peep Show.

Leolin, having an international law practice, also advised clients in New South Wales and the Bahamas.

From the early 1980s, Lindy and Leolin occupied Moor Park, a grand house near Crickhowell, but they were also very much still part of the Camden crowd.

Lindy’s career was even more impressive than Leolin’s; Lindy knew my posh relative Veronica, wife of Lord Gnome. See ‘Lord Gnome, My Distant Relative By Marriage…’

After Cheltenham Ladies College and a French university, Lindy worked at Conservative Central Office, then at the Office of the British Consulate General in New York. She was a prison visitor for Holloway, 1964-74 and during that time, Lindy ‘became the godmother of a baby born in prison who was later adopted’. Oh God, I know what sort of mess Lindy will have been concealing when she became a godmother to the baby of a Poor Cow.

Lindy helped more Poor Cows as a member of the Parole Board, 1969-74 and she served on the Inner London Probation Committee, 1971-79. See ‘Only One Died’ for an account of the criminality and corruption that raged within the Probation Service, including in Inner London, all of whom were on board with Dafydd. Lindy became a member of the Board of Visitors to HMP Brixton in 1972 and was appointed Chairman in 1976. Who’s friends ran HMP Brixton? Three guesses… Brixton is near the Maudsley…

There was no stopping Lindy. In 1977 she wrote the Conservative Party pamphlet ‘The Proper Use Of Prisons’