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 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
Mr Justice Stevenson in 1959
|Justice of the High Court|
1 October 1957 – 23 April 1979
Aubrey Melford Steed Stevenson
|Died||26 December 1987(1987-12-26) (aged 85)
St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex
Anna Cecilia Francesca Imelda Reinstein (m. 1929–1942)
Rosalind Monica Wagner (m. 1947)
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.
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.
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
|Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs|
5 November 1972 – 4 March 1974
|Prime Minister||Edward Heath|
|Preceded by||Joseph Godber|
|Succeeded by||David Ennals|
|Minister of State for Defence|
23 June 1970 – 5 November 1972
|Prime Minister||Edward Heath|
|Preceded by||office established|
|Succeeded by||Ian Gilmour|
|Member of the House of Lords
24 January 1975
13 December 1975 – 11 November 1999
|Preceded by||The 28th Earl of Crawford and Balcarres|
|Succeeded by||Seat abolished|
|Member of Parliament
for Welwyn Hatfield
28 February 1974 – 10 October 1974
|Preceded by||constituency established|
|Succeeded by||Helene Hayman|
|Member of Parliament
26 May 1955 – 28 February 1974
|Preceded by||Sir Derek Walker-Smith|
|Succeeded by||constituency abolished|
Robert Alexander Lindsay
5 March 1927
|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|
|Alma mater||Trinity College, Cambridge|
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”.
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.Thatch’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 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.
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
Hodson in 1954, by Walter Stoneman
|Lords of Appeal in Ordinary|
1 October 1960 – 1971
Francis Lord Charlton Hodson
|Died||11 March 1984 (aged 88)
Goring-on-Thames, South Oxfordshire
Susan Mary Blake
(m. 1918; her death 1965)
|Children||3, including Anthea Joseph|
|Alma mater||Wadham College, Oxford|
|Years of service||1915–1919|
|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,
|“||I am wholly satisfied that there is a common law misdemeanour of conspiracy to corrupt public morals. The judicial precedents which have been cited show conclusively to my mind that the Courts have never abandoned their function as custodes morum by surrendering to the Legislature the right and duty to apply established principles to new combinations of circumstances.||”|
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.
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, 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
|Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
Foreign Affairs (1965-1968)
16 March 1968 – 19 June 1970
|Prime Minister||Harold Wilson|
|Preceded by||George Brown|
|Succeeded by||Sir Alec Douglas-Home|
22 January 1965 – 11 August 1966
|Prime Minister||Harold Wilson|
|Preceded by||Patrick Gordon Walker|
|Succeeded by||George Brown|
|First Secretary of State|
11 August 1966 – 6 April 1968
|Prime Minister||Harold Wilson|
|Preceded by||George Brown|
|Succeeded by||Barbara Castle|
|Secretary of State for Economic Affairs|
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|
16 October 1964 – 22 January 1965
|Prime Minister||Harold Wilson|
|Preceded by||Quintin Hogg|
|Succeeded by||Anthony Crosland|
|Member of Parliament
Fulham East (1945–1955)
26 May 1955 – 3 May 1979
|Preceded by||William Astor|
|Succeeded by||Martin Stevens|
|Born||(1906-11-06)6 November 1906
Bromley, Kent, England
|Died||13 March 1990(1990-03-13) (aged 83)|
|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 ties 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. Warwick 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. Nigel Lythgoe and Ken Warwick 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.
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.
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.
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:
Dr John’s constituency had an interesting history.
The new seat of Truro and Falmouth was the first constituency won by Labour in Cornwall.
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 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…
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’.
In 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.