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Another One Bites The Dust

Just read the news that Giggler Alexander Thynn, Lord Bath aka the Loins of Longleat, he of the many wifelets who starred in the Western Daily Press in the 1970s nearly as often as Diana Dors and Dr Miriam’s husband Tom, has died. Previous posts have discussed Lord Bath, his family and wifelets in some depth…

Lord Bath at Longleat House in 2003

Lord Bath died in the Royal United Hospital Bath, as a result of er Coronavirus…

Surely Lord Bath must be the poshest explorer of Uganda to have been wiped out by Coronavirus to date.

The Loins – he was still Viscount Weymouth in his heyday – must have been one of the grandest Insider witnesses alive to Ugandan discussions in Wiltshire, Bath and Royal Circles. Will Brenda Pay Tribute to the Loins in her Address To The Nation this evening?

Lord Bath was Lord of the Bath of Quaker Chocolate King Jeremy Fry and his shagfests, one of which was the occasion of the conception of Jeremy’s daughter Polly, as a result of Lord Snowdon’s activities rather than Jeremy’s, just as the Royal Engagement between Snowdon and Ma’am Darling was announced.

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Previous posts have discussed how Bath, always a Nice City in Somerset, became very expensive and very fashionable in the 1980s. As far as I could see the phenomenon was considerably helped by the trains between Paddington and the West Country becoming fast; the bar and first class carriages became noticeably full of wealthy City workers who had settled in Bath. Bath became very popular for Civil Service Mandarins as well.

I realised that the joint had started jumping at Bath when Peter Gabriel moved there (in the 1970s before the rush) and established recording studios at Bath. As rock legends tend to when they buy impressive houses in rural areas, Peter Gabriel recorded a song about a nice hill in the West Country.

Bath also attracted a number of high profile artists, including pop artist Peter Blake, notorious for creating the sleeve design of the Beatles 1967 albumSgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band, Image result for sgt pepper's lonely hearts club images who moved to Bath in 1969. Sir Peter Thomas Blake CBE RDI RA (born 25 June 1932) is also known for co-creating the sleeve design for two of the Who‘s albums. Blake’s other best known works include the cover of the Band Aid single “Do They Know It’s Christmas?“, and the Live Aid concert poster.

Band Aid was substantially the result of St Geldof and Midge Ure. St Geldof’s partner of many years Paula grew up in the Llandudno area, Gwynne’s Fatherland and went to the primary school in Rowen, the village in which Gwynne and Dafydd’s mate Lord Wyn Roberts lived. Midge Ure began his musical career as a member of teeny band Slik, which was managed by Tam Paton, the Edinburgh-based gangster with a penchant for teenaged boys and Class A drugs who managed the Rollers.

Band Aid was a 1984 sensation, the year of the Gwynne Row.

Peter Blake also designed the 2012 Brit Award statuette.

Peter Blake was born in Dartford, Kent, on 25 June 1932. Thatch and Denis had very strong connections to Dartford as a result of Thatch being politically active in the area while she was still trying to get elected as an MP. Bill Deedes, their close friend who ended up as the Methuselah of the Torygraph, was elected as the MP for Ashford in Kent. Image result for bill deedes images Kent was strong Thatch country in a very personal way, a lot of Kent Tories knew Thatch very well. Blake was educated at the Gravesend Technical College school of art and the Royal College of Art.

During the late 1950s, Blake became one of the best known British pop artists. Blake was included in group exhibitions at the Institute of Contemporary Arts and had his first solo exhibition in 1960. In the “Young Contemporaries” exhibition of 1961 in which he exhibited alongside David Hockney and R. B. Kitaj, Blake was first identified with the emerging British Pop Art movement. Blake won the (1961) John Moores junior award for Self Portrait with Badges. He came to wider public attention when, along with Pauline Boty, Derek Boshier and Peter Phillips, he featured in Ken Russell‘s Monitor film on pop art, Pop Goes the Easel, broadcast on BBC TV in 1962. From 1963, Blake was represented by Robert Fraser placing him at the centre of swinging London and brought him into contact with leading figures of popular culture. His Captain Webb Matchbox piece is another of his works in the pop art movement.

At the “Pop Art in Changing Britain” exhibit and as reported by The Telegraph on 21 February 2018, Blake’s Girls with Their Hero, a 1959 painting of facets of Elvis Presley was said to have “fashioned a highly personal form of Pop Art, infused by nostalgia for Victoriana and a long-lost world of native pastimes”. Blake has referred to the work of other artists many times. Another example, The First Real Target (1961) a standard archery target with the title written across the top is a play on paintings of targets by Kenneth Noland and Jasper Johns.

Blake painted several album sleeves. He designed the sleeve for Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band with his wife Jann Haworth, the American-born artist whom he married in 1963 and divorced in 1979. Blake also made sleeves for Paul Weller‘s Stanley Road (1995) and the Ian Dury tribute album Brand New Boots and Panties (2001; Blake was Dury’s tutor at the Royal College of Art in the mid-60s). Blake designed the sleeves for Pentangle‘s Sweet Child, the Who‘s Face Dances (1981), which features portraits of the band by a number of artists, and 38 years later, the Who‘s Who (2019).

In 1969, Blake left London to live near Bath. His work changed direction to feature scenes based on English Folklore and characters from Shakespeare. In the early 1970s, he made a set of watercolour paintings to illustrate Lewis Carroll‘s Through the Looking-Glass using a young artist, Celia Wanless, as the model for Alice and in 1975 he was a founder of the Brotherhood of Ruralists.

A number of the Brotherhood of Ruralists lived in Somerset. Graham Ovenden is the name that many people know from that group of artists – Ovenden lived in Cornwall for many years – because of the controversy over his work ie. the allegations of child porn/paedophilia, followed by Ovenden and his supporters’ robust response of Image result for how very dare you images.

In 1991, as Ovenden’s work States of Grace was being published, a set of proofs and a photograph for the book were seized by U.S. Customs and held for over seven months. In February 1992, the U.S. Department of Justice claimed that the work depicted “sexually explicit conduct” and therefore was illegal to import, sell or own. During a court hearing one month later in the United States District Court, Eastern District of New York, a federal prosecutor identified page 54 as containing the sole offending image in the book. This was a substantial retreat from the Govt’s initial position that the book contained numerous images which, theoretically, could be found illegal.

A hearing before Magistrate Zachary Carter was held on 28 May 1992, attended by the subject depicted in the allegedly offending image, then 18 years of age, and eminent photo-historian and critic, A. D. Coleman. Both witnesses were prepared to testify in support of Ovenden and proffered written statements. Representatives of the American Civil Liberties Union’s ACLU Foundation Arts Censorship Project were also in court to offer their brief, which was joined by artists, art critics, administrators and organizations, in opposition to the government’s attempt to censor States of Grace. As to the image on page 54, the ACLU brief stated: “[W]hether viewed individually or as part of the entire book, Ovenden’s portrait appears plainly to be a photograph with genuine artistic, not pornographic, intentions, and thus a constitutionally-protected work of art.”

Ovenden himself attested in writing as follows: “Symbolically speaking, we are dealing with feelings of the heart and the human yearning for Edenic simplicity – a state of grace, as it were, where there is neither sin nor corruption. The apple has yet to be eaten. The subject, of course, symbolizes this state in the photograph. At the same time, we see that the attainment of Eden is no easy task: the vulnerability of the child suggests, or rather confirms, the fragility of Eden, as well as its fleeting nature in the face of the concerns of the adult world and the demands of modernity.” Screen Shot 2016-03-10 at 17.28.06Ultimately, no testimony was required at the 28 May 1992 hearing. In the face of the subject’s account of her experience of being photographed by Ovenden, the statements proffered by Ovenden and Coleman, and the support of the ACLU and others, the Govt acknowledged defeat and returned the photograph and the proofs. Two months later the book was imported into the United States.

On 21 May 1998, censors in New Zealand classified States of Grace as UNRESTRICTED, meaning that it was deemed suitable for all audiences. A document containing the classification, Classified books from 1963 to 31 July 2009 is available online from the New Zealand Office of Film & Literature Classification.

On 5 May 2000, the San Diego Public Library announced that it did not consider States of Grace (as well as David Hamilton‘s Twenty Five Years of an Artist) to contain child pornography and stated that both Ovenden and Hamilton are “contemporary and historically important photographers” whose work is “culturally and artistically significant” and “within the library’s collection-development guidelines”. The determination was made in response to a ruling by a San Diego Superior Court judge that a man had photocopied images from those books “not for art’s sake but for sexual purposes.” In late October 2009, British customs permitted entry of Ovenden’s book, States of Grace, sent to a customer who purchased it at auction in the United States on eBay. A year later, in England, some of Ovenden’s photographs were confiscated by the Obscene Publications Squad from Scotland Yard but returned after a campaign by Lord Hutchinson and fellow artists Sir Hugh Casson and David Hockney.

Jeremy Hutchinson – HERE

Grocer Heath link

Hugh Casson

Hockney

Ovenden’s work Five Girls and 29 other images in the permanent collection of the Tate Gallery were accessible online until October 2009, following the scandal that erupted over a photograph of Brooke Shields as part of the Tate Modern’s 2009 Pop Life exhibit.

Graham Ovenden was born in New Alresford, Hampshire, into a Fabian household, attended Itchen Grammar School (1954–59) and was taught music privately by Albert Ketèlbey. He was a student at the Royal College of Music, before taking up painting around 1962. He was tutored by Lord David Cecil and Harold Wilson’s wife’s close friend John Betjeman. Ovenden attended the Southampton School of Art, and graduated from the Royal College of Art in 1968. One of his most important teachers was James Sellars, an expert on Samuel Palmer.

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Ovenden moved to Cornwall from Richmond upon Thames in 1973 with his wife painter Annie Ovenden and their family. In 1973 there already existed a big paedophile ring in Richmond, substantially assisted by Louis Minster, the Director of Richmond Social Services who was an active paedophile. Louis had previously worked for Oxfordshire Social Services, under Barbara Kahan, who spent an entire life facilitating abuse. After Loyal Service to abusers of Dudley in the West Midlands and then Oxfordshire, Babs’s talents were spotted by Grocer Heath’s Govt and she was appointed children’s social work adviser to, initially the Home Secretary, Reginald Maudling and then to Secretary of State Keith Joseph when responsibility for children in care was transferred to Joseph’s Dept.

Babs, who was married to child psychiatrist Vladimir Kahan, remained at the pinnacle of children’s social work for the rest of her career, advising Govts, charidees, writing educational material and in the early 1990s Co-Chaired the Public Inquiry into the Staffordshire Pin-Down Scandal. Louis was Trained and Protected by the most senior figure in Govt advisory work re children’s social work.See the source image

Ovenden bought a cottage on Bodmin Moor with 22 acres of land and began constructing “Barley Splatt”, a neo-Gothic building. The style is eclectic and has been influenced by John Betjeman and Frank Lloyd Wright; some features are influenced by World War II aeroplane engines and tin mine chimneys. All the building was done by Ovenden himself and by 1988 the house was about half finished. It was put on the market as an unfinished project in 2008 and sold.

In 2009 Ovenden was charged with 16 counts of creating “indecent” photographs or pseudo-photographs (i.e., artistic renderings which appear to be photographs) of children, and two counts of possessing 121 “indecent” photographs or pseudo-photographs of children. The 121 images are all versions or stages of the 16 works and had been deleted from Ovenden’s computer at the time his home was raided in 2006. The images were subsequently undeleted by police. The prosecution argued that these images are “indecent” and that there can be no defence of creating or possessing “indecent” photographs or pseudo-photographs for artistic purposes. The defence argued that the works 121 images were temporary stages toward the creation of the 16 works, that those works constitute art and in no event were any of the works created with criminal intent. The Crown has not alleged that the images at issue depict any actual children.

On 22 October 2009, after less than two days of trial, the jury was discharged and a new trial date set. On 9 April 2010, after a five-minute hearing, the case was thrown out by the judge as two key prosecution witnesses, police officers who had searched his home three and a half years earlier, failed to appear in court. Graham Ovenden described the police as “totally and utterly transfixed by childhood sexuality” and himself as “a controversial figure and, at the moment, a very angry old man”. The prosecution declined to launch an appeal.

On 19 April 2010, the Western Morning News said the Child Abuse Investigation Team of the Metropolitan Police, the force which had carried out the three and a half-year investigation for the trial, was investigating Ovenden over allegations of child sex abuse. Ovenden said such allegations had been made at the start of the previous investigation and dropped, and that, “the Metropolitan Police are being very vindictive about this.”

In March 2013, Ovenden went on trial at Truro Crown Court, accused with nine charges of indecency with a child and indecent assault on victims aged between six and 14. He denied the claims. On 2 April 2013 Ovenden was found guilty of six charges of indecency with a child and one charge of indecent assault against a child. The charges came from adults who claimed they had been abused by Ovenden as children. Some of them involved claims that he abused children while they were posing for his pictures. The abuse charges related to incidents between 1972 and 1985. Ovenden was sentenced to 12 months imprisonment, suspended for two years. On 9 October 2013 the Appeal Court increased his sentence to an immediate prison term of 27 months.

Following his conviction, the Victoria and Albert Museum removed half of their 14 Ovenden images from its website, and the Tate removed 34 of his images from its online collection, although it later reinstated images of three abstract landscapes. In 2015, District Judge Elizabeth Roscoe ordered that Ovenden’s personal collection of paintings and photographs, created by him and others, be destroyed, stating: “I have very little doubt that sexual gratification is, at the very least, part of Mr Ovenden’s reasons for making these images.” Ovenden responded to the press that: ““I am a famous artist. I am an equally famous photographer, and they are destroying material which has been in the public domain for over 40 years.”

Graham Ovenden was a founder of the Brotherhood of Ruralists in 1975, along with Graham Arnold, Ann Arnold, Sir Peter Blake, David Inshaw, Annie Ovenden and Jann Haworth. The Brotherhood is no longer extant, although in 2005 it had a major London exhibition at the Leicester Galleries. They were given the name “Brotherhood of Ruralists” by the writer Laurie Lee.

Laurie Lee provided a great deal of valuable support to the Brotherhood of Ruralists in their attempts to establish themselves in the 1970s, and he continued to do so until his death; his essay Understanding the Ruralists opened the Brotherhood’s major 1993 retrospective book. Laurie Lee is discussed in my post ‘        ‘. He was a Giggler who lived in Gloucestershire in the Stroud area and worked as an accountant, as did my grandfather before he moved to Somerset. If Lee and grandpa didn’t personally know each other, they knew mutual people.

Lee met Lorna Wishart of the high profile bohemian family in Cornwall in 1937 and they had an affair (Lorna was married) lasting until she left him for Lucian Freud in 1943. They had a daughter, Yasmin David, together. Wishart’s husband Ernest agreed to raise the girl as his own; she later became an artist.

Lorna Cecilia Garman Wishart (11 January 1911-12 January 2000) was the youngest of the nine children of Walter Garman, an eccentric doctor, and his wife Margaret. Lorna, her six sisters and her two brothers grew up at Oakeswell Hall, Wednesbury, and then became prominent in the Bloomsbury set in London. Cressida Connolly said of Lorna:

“Lorna, the baby of the family, was perhaps the most flamboyant of the fabulous Garmans. She wore beautiful and unusual clothes, and smelled of Chanel No. 5, went riding on her horse at night, drove a chocolate-brown Bentley, and would strip naked to swim in inviting lakes or rivers or 10-metre waves. At 14 she seduced the man who would become her husband when she was 16, the publisher Ernest Wishart.”

I have no idea whether Cressida Connolly had a complete grasp of the situation or whether she was a sort of Dafydd who routinely believed that steaming 14 yr olds lead Adult Men Into Temptation.

Ernest Wishart founded the publisher Wishart & Co., which soon became Lawrence and Wishart, which became the publishing house of the Communist Party of Great Britain, in collaboration with Douglas Garman, the Party’s Education Secretary. Throughout her marriage to him Lorna had several affairs. With Wishart, she had a son, Michael, who became a painter. Both Lee and Freud went on to marry nieces of Lorna’s, respectively Kathy Polge and Kitty Garman. Lorna Wishart died on 12 January 2000.

Lorna’s son John Michael Wishart (June 12, 1928-June 29, 1996) known as Michael Wishart, spent most of his career in France, America and North Africa. A friend of Francis Bacon and Lucian Freud, he published a memoir in 1977 entitled High Diver (in French Le Saut de l’ange), which caused a scandal with its description of his bohemian lifestyle.

Born on June 12, 1928 in the London borough of St Pancras, Wishart was the first son of Ernest Wishart (1902-1987), co-founder of the Marxist publishing house Lawrence and Wishart, and of Lorna Garman (1911-2000), future model and mistress of the painter Lucian Freud. His godmother was the collector Peggy Guggenheim, and his step-sister Yasmin was the daughter of Laurie Lee. Raised in Sussex, Michael studied at Bedales School, at the Central School of Arts and Crafts in London and at the Anglo-French Art School in St. John’s Wood, where he was taught by Óscar Domínguez, Antoni Clavé, Jean Lurçat and André Lhote. Michael then studied with the painter Cedric Morris in Suffolk.

He had early success with his first major exhibition at the Redfern Gallery in 1956. It was given a glowing review by David Sylvester who had hung the exhibition for him, so much so that Wishart stated that he had been overawed by the reaction, giving him doubts as to whether he would be able to live up to it. In the eyes of several who knew Michael and his work, this he signally failed to do, succumbing instead to a hedonistic lifestyle, his painting activity continuing only because “his need to paint was always stronger than a desire to go under.”

Michael married on June 12, 1950 the artist Anne Dunn, with whom he had a son in 1953, Francis. They divorced in 1960 (Dunn later married the painter Rodrigo Moynihan).

Michael Wishart died on June 29, 1996 in Wandsworth. I’ll remind readers of Michael’s Indie obituary written by Philip Hoare, that clarifies Michael’s friendship with Gigglers of the Gang Ancient and Modern:

With his sonorous monotone drawl, floridly handsome features and quiet erudition, Michael Wishart could have been taken for a rather urbane landowner, or perhaps a bookish squire. Anyone eavesdropping on the artist lunching at the Travellers’ Club might therefore have been surprised to hear Wishart report that preparation for his last art lecture in Normandy consisted of two very dry Martinis and “a little amphetamine”.

Michael Wishart’s ability to balance high-society propriety with Bohemian kudos was ever a delicate acrobatic skill. He was born in 1928, son of the publisher Ernest Wishart (of Lawrence & Wishart), whose Marxist sympathies the boy did not inherit. He was brought up at Pulborough in Sussex: “As a child there were no quarrels, no terrors, no rages that could not be healed by running into the fields with a paint box.”

The local prisoner-of-war camp introduced more physical passions to those fields in the form of a blond German boy named Harm; thereafter Wishart would openly acknowledge his bisexuality. He had an early entry into hedonism: at 12, he was an habitue of David Tennant’s Gargoyle Club in Soho, dancing with Tennant’s young daughter, Pauline – to become a lifelong friend – and meeting her aesthetic uncle, Stephen Tennant, a decorative recluse whose eccentricities he would soon come to emulate.
 Wishart was educated at Bedales, where he befriended Thom Gunn and read Charles Henri Ford’s View. At the Central School of Arts and Crafts he was taught by Cedric Morris while living with his uncle, the poet Roy Campbell; in 1947 he moved to Paris, sharing a room with Lucian Freud (who the following year married Wishart’s cousin, Kitty Epstein), drinking a lot, and meeting Marie-Laure de Noailles, Christian Berard and Boris Kochno.

His patron Peter Watson introduced Wishart to Denham Fouts, an opium addict (he was amused to hear Cocteau describe Fouts “as a bad influence”) who in turn introduced a besotted Wishart to the habit. Wishart memorably described Fouts as looking like “the best-looking boy at a West Coast college. He wore nothing but cream-coloured flannel trousers and had the torso of an athlete. Along his beautiful shoulders and golden forearms ran snow-white mice with startled pink eyes, which he stroked gently with the backs of his hands.”

Wishart’s memoirs, High Diver (1977), reflect his conversational talent for such vivid cameos: Nancy Cunard’s legs “so thin that it looked as though two threads of her knickers had come undone”; Francis Bacon applying boot black to his hair and Vim to his teeth.

Much of Wishart’s subsequent life seemed to be spent in a search for profound sensation (a Catholic convert, he revelled in its ritual, as well as revering its tenets). His sense of adventure was tinged with doomy pessimism. He was, perhaps, out of time, caught between the pre-war aesthetes, the wartime Bohemians and the post-war pop generation, and influenced by all three. He was wilfully eccentric. Like Stephen Tennant’s artfully composed letters, Wishart’s communications spiralled round the page in colour-changing felt-tip pen. “I have conceived a searing passion for Michael Jackson,” he wrote to me in 1988, “how I am to live apart from him is an appalling quandary.”

He loved to make an entrance: surreal in country tweeds at Stephen Tennant’s funeral, or, as he described breathlessly in another postcard, “in full Bonnie Prince Charlie kilt a lot of ecru lace & half my grandmother’s pearls and rubies at a Masse de mariage at an exquisite chateau . . .” A gentle irony tempered Wishart’s fanciful rhetoric and tendency to namedrop, and made him essentially lovable, more especially when he was telling some unlikely anecdote with the driest of wits.

As an artist, Wishart applied himself fitfully to his calling. His 1956 exhibition at the Redfern received excellent reviews, and David Sylvester wrote in the Listener of “a sensibility that is at once shamelessly romantic and deeply sophisticated, and which endows the wide open spaces of the great outdoors with a sort of hothouse preciosity . . . he is one of the select band of English romantic painters who are truly painters.”

Wishart was overawed by this tribute; perhaps he felt it difficult to live up to, for much of his subsequent career seemed spent in approaching but not quite achieving the first ranks of British art: “Call me a dedicated dauber who holds his hat upside-down and is sometimes surprised to see a rabbit fall out of it.” His larger, more abstract canvases are his best, evoking a mystical dream-world out of Odilon Redon or Andre Derain, neo- romantic landscapes and hidden faces captured in bravura swathes of oil. These were Blakean visions, and the comparison is apposite: both artists were directed by their muses and prone to sweeping statements about their worth.

Whether Michael Wishart’s will be vindicated only posterity will tell. Certainly, in his lifetime, he did not fulfil his promise. (He called has as-yet unpublished second volume of memoirs Injury Time.) He was forever talking of being unable to attend some function because he was in the midst of his very finest creative phase, thereby concealing his own terrors. But the work he did accomplish merges with the memory of his exuberant life, to leave a lasting impression of something precious.

John Michael Wishart, artist: born London 12 June 1928; married 1950 Ann Dunn (one son; marriage dissolved 1959); died London 28 June 1996.

Previous posts discuss the influential Giggling Wishart/Garmon circle in detail. They can be summed up thus: Image result for sir cough and amabel williams ellis imagesSee the source image

Before 1951 Laurie Lee worked primarily as a journalist and as a scriptwriter. During the Second World War he made documentary films for the GPO Film Unit (1939–40) and the Crown Film Unit (1941–43). From 1944 to 1946 Lee worked as the Publications Editor for the Ministry of Information. In 1950 Lee married Catherine Francesca Polge, whose father was Provençal and whose mother was another of the Garman sisters, Helen; they had one daughter, Jessie. From 1950 to 1951 Lee  was caption-writer-in-chief for the Festival of Britain, for which service he was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire in 1952.

Lee’s work was popularised by the media around the time that Mr Thrope found himself in hot water and when the Gang went after Mary Wynch.

Graham Ovenden and his work have been the subject of broadcasts and films, including Lolita Unclothed for the series World without Walls (ITV, Channel 4, 1993), Stop the Week (BBC Radio 4, 1989), Curious Houses with Lucinda Lambton (BBC-TV, 1987), Bats in the Belfy – Home Sweet Home (ITV, 1987), Robinson Country: The Painter (ITV, 1987), Figures in a Landscape: The Brotherhood of Ruralists (BBC Radio 3, 1983), and Summer with the Ruralists, a film produced and directed by John Read for the BBC (1978–79). In 2000, the British Library funded a formal interview with Ovenden as part of its Oral History of British Photography series.

Stop the Week – O Donnell

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John Read –

Some of those close to Graham Ovenden, although very probably not all of them, will have known that his conduct around some children if not all, was very worrying. Ovenden knew a great many high profile people; he was being protected by some of them.

Ovenden’s estranged wife is the artist Annie Ovenden. Their daughter, Emily, is a writer and singer with the Mediæval Bæbes and Pythia.

 

Peter Blake moved back to London in 1979 and his work returned to earlier popular culture references.

In 1990 and 1991, Blake painted the artwork to Eric Clapton‘s 1991 million-selling live album 24 Nights. A scrapbook featuring all of Blake’s drawing was later released. In January 1992, Blake appeared on BBC2’s acclaimed “Arena” Masters of the Canvas documentary and painted the portrait of the wrestler Kendo Nagasaki.

In June 2006, as The Who returned to play Leeds University 36 years after recording their seminal Live at Leeds album in 1970, Blake unveiled a Live at Leeds 2 artwork to commemorate the event. The artist and The Who’s Pete Townshend signed an edition which will join the gallery’s collection. More recently, Blake has created artist’s editions for the opening of the Pallant House Gallery which houses collections of his most famous paintings. The works are homages to his earlier work on the Stanley Road album cover and Babe Rainbow prints.

In 2006, Blake designed the cover for Oasis greatest hits album Stop the Clocks. According to Blake, he chose all of the objects in the picture at random, but the sleeves of Sgt. Pepper’s and Definitely Maybe were in the back of his mind. He claims, “It’s using the mystery of Definitely Maybe and running away with it.” Familiar cultural icons which can be seen on the cover include Dorothy from Wizard of Oz, Michael Caine (replacing the original image of Marilyn Monroe, which could not be used for legal reasons) and the seven dwarfs from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Blake revealed that the final cover wasn’t the original which featured an image of the shop ‘Granny Takes a Trip’ on the Kings Road in Chelsea, London.

Blake created an updated version of Sgt. Pepper – with famous figures from Liverpool history – for the campaign for Liverpool to become European Capital of Culture in 2008, and is created a series of prints to celebrate Liverpool’s status. DRUMMOND?? In 2008, Blake painted a pig for the public art event King Bladud’s Pigs in Bath in the city of Bath.

A fan of Chelsea Football Club, Blake designed a collage to promote the team’s home kit in 2010. He also designed a shopping bag for the Lucky Brand Jeans company for the holiday season. As part of ‘The Big Egg Hunt’ February 2012 Sir Peter Blake designed an egg on behalf of Dorchester Collection. Blake created the carpet which runs through the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom’s Middlesex Guildhall building.

As he approached his 80th birthday, Blake undertook a project to recreate the Sgt. Pepper album cover with images of British cultural icons of his life that he most admires. The new version was created for a special birthday celebration of Blake’s life at fashion designer Wayne Hemingway‘s Vintage festival at Boughton House, Northamptonshire in July 2012.

Tony Francis died at some point in the summer of 2012. Bodger’s son was a business partner of Wayne Hemingway. Bodger was still alive in 2012. Oundle School is in Northamptonshire, where Clough and so many who subsequently joined Gwynne and Dafydd’s Gigglers were educated.

An exhibition was held at Pallant House Gallery in Chichester to celebrate Peter Blake’s long associations with music called [Peter Blake and Pop Music] (23 June to 7 October 2012). In 2014, Blake exhibited his illustrations inspired by Under Milk Wood at National Museum Cardiff. In 2016, Blake designed the artwork for Eric Clapton’s studio album I Still Do.

Blake became a Royal Academician in 1981. He was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire in Brenda’s 1983 Birthday Honours and Knight Bachelor in Brenda’s 2002 Birthday Honours for his services to art. Blake was knighted by Carlo in an investiture ceremony at Buck House. Retrospectives of Blake’s work were held at the Tate in 1983 and Tate Liverpool in 2008.

In February 2005, the Sir Peter Blake Music Art Gallery, located in the School of Music, University of Leeds, was opened by Blake. The permanent exhibition features 20 examples of Blake’s album sleeve art, including the only public showing of a signed print of his Sgt. Pepper’s artwork.

In March 2011, Blake was awarded an honorary DMus from the University of Leeds, and marked by the public unveiling of his artwork for the Boogie For Stu album. On 18 July 2011, Blake was awarded an honorary degree for Doctor of Art from Nottingham Trent University. In 2014 he was made an honorary academician at the Royal West of England Academy, Bristol.

Blake was married to the American-born artist Jann Haworth from 1963 to 1979, and they had two daughters together, Liberty and Daisy. In 1980, Blake met fellow artist Chrissy Wilson, they married in 1987, and have a daughter, Rose.

Blake has lived in Chiswick, London, since 1967.

 

I’ll be adding further info to this post…

 

Money Is No Object, Dr Jones

Readers might remember that on the occasion in 1994 on which F rang Dafydd posing as a Brigadier who’s brother the Col suffered from Tourette’s Syndrome – the Col’s symptoms being that every time Dafydd said anything the Col erupted into loud hysterical laughter – Dafydd was a little suspicious at first and kept asking the Brigadier questions, thus the Brigadier decided to shut Dafydd up by saying that he and the Col were in desperate need of help and ‘Money is no object Dr Jones’. It worked like a dream, Dafydd dropped his guard completely, said as loudly as possible – there was at the time an S4C film crew in Dafydd’s house no less, making yet another PR documentary about Dafydd – ‘I’m here for you and your brother’, and F was able to continue with his tale of being a Brigadier from Aldershot who had, with his brother the Col, gone to Anglesey after hearing about the Wonderous Clinical Skills Of Dr DA Jones. Dr Dafydd Alun Jones They were dossing down in a B&B in Holyhead while they rang Dafydd from a phone box to ask him if he could secure them Army Pensions. Dafydd told the Brigadier that there would be no problem at all.

F and I should have pushed it a bit further in those calls. We found out that Dafydd answered his phone at any time of the day or night at all, no matter how many calls he had received during the previous hour between 1 and 2 am, or how knackered he was, See the source image lest an Important Person needed rescuing from the cells, Image result for sir peter morrison images but we never asked him to murder a troublesome relative, after reassuring him that Money is no object Dr Jones. I’m sure if we had done so we could have found out how much Dafydd charges for such a service.

Perhaps one of my distant relatives by marriage the Gnomes could let me know!

This post will visit – and in the cases of previous stars of the blog who are so richly deserving of more publicity, revisit – some of those in Dafydd and the Gang’s orbit who’s conduct ensures that Dafydd reacts so positively to the words ‘Money is no object, Dr Jones’.

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Lady Piercy’s At Homes

As a result of my reading for my post ‘By Popular Demand – Or Request?’ I am digging up so many names of dodgy Civil Servants and the like who knew the Piercys – and their mates the Benns – that a new post is needed to accommodate some of them. I continue to receive Demands and Requests to feature various people and I am doing my best to cover as many offenders as possible, although there is only one of me with one laptop, so I am having to prioritise in a way that I find limiting, me being someone who would like to blog in detail about virtually every new crazy old sod in High Office who contributed to the mess.

Tony Benn’s diaries are as fruitful as those of Dick Crossman; when one knows what to look for one can read them as a roll-call of serious criminals. Obviously growing up in a Tory family in Tory Somerset, I was surrounded by people who believed that Tony Benn was the Devil Incarnate and my circle of friends and I were well-used to the elderly (or not so elderly) in Bridgy and Taunton openly discussing the sins of Tony Benn, who throughout my time in Somerset was an MP for a Bristol constituency, Dangerously Near the Sir Herbert Gussetts and Sir Bufton Tuftons who ran Somerset.See the source image

It’s a little sad to discover that the witty and engaging Tony Benn was doing deals with exactly the same appalling people that the rest of the worthless scumbags In Authority were. See the source image I never fully bought the Somerset line that Wedgie Benn is Completely Bonkers and a Threat To Us All; neither did I believe that he was a Sincere and Principled Man Who Wants A Socialist Revolution, but I didn’t realise that he was yet another criminal who built his career on the back of his criminal acquaintances and the Westminster Paedophile Ring. Being routinely denounced by the British media as a loony who wanted to bring down the Establishment was a gift to Wedgie-Benn who was working very hard with his Establishment family and friends at ensuring that the lid remained very firmly nailed down on the worst excesses of that Establishment.

Guess how I was introduced at a young age to the notion that Viscount Stansgate is not quite the revolutionary that he pretends to be? Being me, I gave Lord Stansgate the benefit of the doubt, after all he was born to become Lord Stansgate and had no choice in the matter. However grandpa and father were quite right, it seems that Lord Stansgate’s loyalty was indeed to the class of people into whom he was born and he was able to very effectively network with them as well as with the arriviste Gnome’s family to inflict damage on us.

New Money Lady Gnome! No doubt the Old Money contingent sneered at you but the goodies on offer were clearly enough for you to accept your position in the Westminster Paedophile Ring food chain!

It is astounding to consider just how many of those angry politicians who would have Done Anything to get rid of Thatch refused to do the one thing that would have got rid of her and her dreadful destructive Govts… Furthermore they collaborated and worked very hard at stopping my friends and I See the source image from ever being heard on the very matter that would have got rid of That Bloody Woman.

The Labour Party now need to explain to us all why so many of them worked so hard to ensure that the Tories remained in power for so long – particularly as people like Footie and Benn were working for the security services – and indeed rendered the Labour Party unelectable until a leader was in place who was not a socialist in any way. It didn’t happen by accident.See the source imageSee the source imageSee the source imageSee the source imageSee the source imageImage result for private eye tony benn cartoon imagesSee the source image

There are clues everywhere that not only did many people know about the Westminster Paedophile Ring and linked organised abuse, but there was great dissatisfaction with some of the MPs who were at the heart of it. Keith Vaz and Mandy have been standing jokes for years now re ‘How the hell do they get away with it??’ with regard to the many scandals of which they found themselves at the centre, but there were also repeated attempts to deselect eg. Peter Shore. The problem was solved in the end by giving Shore a peerage, thus allowing him to spend his later years in comfort even more unaccountable than he had been as an MP when he quietly pissed all over his constituents in the East End. Peter’s People Trafficking Lady Doctor wife Liz joined him in the Lords…

The internet seems to have been cleansed of references to Baroness Elizabeth Shore aka Dr Liz Wrong since she featured on this blog. Presumably she is still alive and realises that a low profile is needed. Liz can still be found in Burke’s Peerage though:

Dr. Elizabeth Catherine Wrong is the daughter of Edward Murray Wrong and Rosalind Grace Smith. She married Peter David Shore, Baron Shore of Stepney in 1948.
She was appointed Fellow, Royal College of Physicians, London (F.R.C.P.) She was registered as a Member, Royal College of Surgeons (M.R.C.S.) She was appointed Fellow, Faculty of Community Medicine (F.F.C.M.) She was registered as a Member, Royal College of Physicians, London (M.R.C.P.) From 1948, her married name became Shore. She was Deputy Chief Medical Officer for the Department of Health and Social Security between 1977 and 1984. See the source image She was appointed Companion, Order of the Bath (C.B.) in 1980. She was Dean of Postgrad Medicine for the North-West Thames Region between 1985 and 1993. She was Dean of Postgrad Medical Education for the North Thames Region between 1993 and 1995. After her marriage, Dr. Elizabeth Catherine Wrong was styled as Baroness Shore of Stepney on 5 June 1997.
Children of Dr. Elizabeth Catherine Wrong and Peter David Shore, Baron Shore of Stepney

The ‘unknown son Shore’ died as a young adult after developing a drugs problem…

Thus this is another post in development and I’ll be adding the names and details of more of those who might well have attended a Piercy At Home…

Introducing Wedgie-Benn’s partner in crime on the Concorde project (see ‘By Popular Demand – Or Request?’, James Hamilton. Hamilton was the DG for Concorde at the Ministry of Technology, 1966-70, in which role he worked with Tony Benn as the Minister and Gnome’s Civil Service Mandarin daughter, Penelope. Penelope bagged her CBE in 1968. Tony Benn was desperate for the problem-ridden Concorde project to succeed because it was a major concern in his Bristol constituency and his political survival substantially depended upon it. Benn and those with a vested interest in Concorde pushed all boats out to keep the show on the road.See the source image

James Hamilton
Born 2 May 1923
Died 24 May 2012 (aged 89)
Occupation Aircraft designer
Known for Concorde
SEPECAT Jaguar

Sir James Arnot Hamilton was a British aircraft designer who helped design Concorde and the SEPECAT Jaguar. Specialising in wing design, Hamilton was largely responsible for Concorde’s distinctive wing. Hamilton will have known Prof Elwyn Edwards, the aircraft ergonomist who taught at Aston University when Brown was a student there. Elwyn was so important in Aircraft Design that Elwyn’s penchant for inviting male freshers to his room, greeting them wearing his silk gown with nae panties, plying them with booze and placing his hand on their thighs, was overlooked despite the many complaints. Elwyn had been doing this throughout his career and having spent part of that career at Loughborough University (1960-76) on the site of the Leicestershire ring before he ever rocked up at Sir Freddie Crawford and Thatch Inspired Organised Crime Central at Aston, Elwyn knew the names of many others involved in those rings that never existed, including the Leicestershire one that was all the work of social worker Frank Beck and Beck alone. See the source imageBeck who, before he was arrested, held in custody and on 29 Nov 1991 received five life sentences for the sexual and physical abuse – including rapes – of over 100 kids in care, was a Liberal Cllr for a ward in Blaby, Nigel Lawson’s constituency. 

Frank Beck died in prison still in his 50s on 31 May 1994, shortly after F and I met with the Mental Health Act Commission and told them that Dafydd was sexually abusing patients and that serious complaints against him were not being investigated. Our complaint was not investigated. See eg. ‘The Price Is Right’. William Bingley was the CEO of the MHAC at the time. In the summer of 1987 when I met William, he assured me that Dr James Earp, the senior forensic psych in Leicester, was a good conservative psychiatrist, nothing like Dafydd. The rep in Leicester MIND told me exactly the same thing, it was he who told me to contact William to discuss what I had told Leicester MIND about Dafydd. Earp had known Gwynne, was facilitating the ring in Leicester and the ring in Leicester and the Gang in north Wales were exchanging staff. But then William’s mum, social worker and MIND Chairman Lady Juliet, knew Gnome’s wife. Lady Juliet’s dad Reginald Vick was a Bart’s surgeon who’s brother Godfrey Vick was a High Court Judge of Inner Temple, as was Ronald Armstrong-Jones, Lord Snowdon’s father. Ronald A-J was a governor of Bart’s. Lady Juliet’s mother being NAME, from a family of baronets who owned estates in East Anglia. See eg. ‘Espousing The Interests Of The Labouring Classes’.

Elwyn Edwards went from strength to strength after MI5 recorded Brown telling me about him; Elwyn was the pre-eminent name among those who had vastly improved airplane safety and was needed as an Expert Witness in cases relating to air disasters, so Elwyn enjoyed armour plating until his death on 17 Nov 1993, when someone decided that Elwyn was a major liability and had to be taken out as it were. Elwyn died shortly after I wrote to Michael Mansfield telling him that prosecutions were being mounted against people who complained about Gwynedd social workers breaking the law and abusing clients. See the source image

E.P. Thompson – DATE

See eg. ‘         ‘ for Elwyn Edwards details and for related events.

James Hamilton was born in Midlothian. He attended Lasswade Secondary School and Penicuik High School, before going on to receive a degree in civil engineering from the University of Edinburgh. Hamilton served in the Marine Aircraft Experimental Establishment from 1943 to 1952, where he worked on anti-submarine weaponry and seaplanes, rising to Head of Flight Research. He then worked at the Royal Aircraft Establishment, becoming Head of the Projects Division in 1964 before budget reductions led to his projects being stopped.

In 1965, Hamilton took control of the project to build the SEPECAT Jaguar. Launched in 1972, with various air forces, the Jaguar was used in numerous conflicts and military operations in Mauritania, Chad, Iraq, Bosnia, and Pakistan, as well as providing a ready nuclear delivery platform for Britain, France, and India throughout the latter half of the Cold War and beyond. In 1966, Hamilton was named Head of the British portion of the Concorde project.

Though the project would not be completed until 1976, Hamilton left in 1971 to become Deputy Secretary for aerospace in the Dept of Trade and Industry. As Deputy Secretary, Hamilton oversaw cancellation of the Black Arrow project and the nationalisation of Rolls-Royce’s aviation engine division. In 1973, Hamilton served as Deputy Cabinet Secretary until being moved to the Education Department and taking control of the Dept of Education and Science. He retired from Govt in 1983.

Hamilton served on the boards of various corporations, including Hawker Siddeley, and Chaired Brown and Root UK. He was President of The Association for Science Education. Hamilton was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire in 1952, a Companion of the Order of the Bath in 1972 and a Knight Commander of that order in 1978.

Hamilton married Christine McKeen in Glasgow in 1947, they had three children together before the marriage was dissolved in 1977. From 1995 until his death he was in a relationship with Marcia Cunningham. Hamilton died in Winchester, Hampshire on 24 May 2012.

Tributes On The Death Of James Hamilton:

The Indie:

Hamilton shows Ma’am Darling around Farnborough in the 1950s: 

Hamilton shows the Queen round Farnborough in the 1950s

[Were photo opps re Aircraft considered to be Ma’am Darling’s domain what with that romance between Ma’am Darling and Group Cap’n Peter Townshend? The Cap’n who had to be thrown overboard in terms of marriage, being a Divorced Man, because, as the Archbishop of Canterbury explained to Ma’am Darling, were she to wed a man of such status she would not be permitted to take Holy Communion? This prospect was so deeply traumatic that the romance ended and Ma’am Darling instead married bisexual swinging Class A drug-consuming Antony Armstrong-Jones, customer of Gwynne and Dafydd. The Engagement was announced at about the time that Antony A-J got the wife of Jeremy Fry – his friend from the Quaker Chocolate-making family – up the duff at one of the Frys’ regular shagfests at their place in Bath, the embryo in question being Polly Fry. The Tory MP for Bath at the time was Sir James Pitman. ‘Espousing The Interests Of The Labouring Classes’ discussed Pitman and his friends and relations in detail as well as the MP who preceded Pitman in his seat, Leol Guinness. Pitman knew Gnome.

Pitman fancied himself as an educationist and much of his activity was in this area. In 1934 Pitman became Chairman of Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons, a post he held until 1966. He was a Director of Boots Pure Drug, Bovril and the Equity and Law Life Assurance Society. Pitman is best known as the inventor of the controversial Initial Teaching Alphabet (ITA) system for teaching children to read. The educational institutes with which Pitman was involved, often as President or Chairman, included the British and Foreign School Society, the British Association for Commercial and Industrial Education, the National Association for the Advancement of Education for Commerce, the Committee of the Simplified Spelling Society and the Initial Teaching Alphabet Foundation. He became a Director of the Bank of England in 1941 until after 1945 and was Director of Organization and Methods at HM Treasury 1943-5. Pitman championed spelling reform, working with the Labour MP, Mont Follick, to promote the cause of the Simplified Spelling Society. Pitman was Chairman of the Management Committee of the University of London Institute of Education. He was Pro-Chancellor of the University of Bath, 1972–81.

Ma’am Darling and Lord S started discussing Uganda, so they decided to finish. Ma’am Darling’s romances including the legendary Roddy and the rather less well-publicised Ugandan discussions with Mick. See the source imageLord S’s explorations of Uganda were, as Dafydd would say, ‘too numerous to particularise’, but old favourites of Lord S included Marjorie Wallace, Mental Health Campaigner, wife of Hampstead psychiatrist Andrew Skarbek, Giggling friend of Gwynne and Dafydd (see eg. ‘One Dangerous Fucker’) and Ann Hills, daughter of Top Doc and relative of Sigmund Freud Dr Elliott Philipp, Ann being found dead on the roof of her London penthouse, dressed in party gear and in a kneeling position, days before the Waterhouse Inquiry opened. See ‘Error Of Judgement’.

Elliott Philipp – Bob Edwards and UCNW link -here

The aeronautical engineer Sir James Hamilton was one of the key figures in the development of Concorde, the supersonic airliner that transformed air travel between Europe and the US, and captured the public imagination, garnering worldwide fame for its speed, grace and engineering innovation.

Hamilton headed the British side of the historic Anglo-French project for 15 years, fighting through numerous obstacles along the way. He was largely responsible for the design of the plane’s “Delta” wing, so named because of its resemblance to the classical Greek letter, principally a tall, slim triangle, which, along with its titling nose and long, ultra-slim body, gave Concorde its distinctive and beautiful appearance. Hamilton’s great strengths were wing design, which he developed while at the Royal Aircraft Establishment, Farnborough, and his understanding of steep ascent and descent, and high-speed flight. In all this, he drew on work produced by the late Roy Chadwick for the Vulcan bomber.

The simple appearance of Concorde’s wing belied its complexity; no other part of the aircraft had so much time and attention given to its design. On a conventional aircraft, the wings would have dozens of moving parts and flaps to control angle and speed, pitch and roll. Concorde, however, had just six trailing edge “elevons” to the rear of the wings, which had undergone thousands of hours of meticulous testing in wind tunnels. Concorde made its short maiden subsonic flight in March 1969, and went supersonic that October. It entered commercial service, initially between London and Bahrain in January 1976, and began flying London to New York the following year. Flight times to the US were now achieved in less than three and a half hours, compared with eight for the usual subsonic flight. Due to the time difference it was said, “Passengers were arriving in the US before they had left the UK.” See the source imageThe boast was “She travels faster than the sun”.

From 1976 to 2003, over 2.5 million passengers flew on BA’s Concorde flights, but eventually rising fuel costs, an increased sensitivity over the levels of fuel consumed and a growing concern about noise pollution led to the plane being decommissioned.

Born in Midlothian, Scotland, in 1923, James Arnot Hamilton was educated at Penicuik Academy. Due to the Second World War, he completed a fast-track degree in civil engineering at Edinburgh University, graduating in 1943. He was then despatched to Marine Aircraft Experimental Establishment (MAEE) Helensburgh, on the Firth of Clyde, for secret work on the design of anti-submarine weaponry for the RAF. He also worked on the design of seaplanes and a floating Spitfire. Upon MAEE’s return to its pre-war base in Felixstowe, Suffolk, in 1945, he was appointed head of flight research, aged 25.

In 1966, Hamilton became head of the British Concorde project. A year later, he oversaw testing in London by Lightning bombers to gauge likely public reaction to the sonic boom that would be generated by supersonic flights over land. The response was hugely negative, and the government bowed to lobbyists and banned supersonic fights over Britain. Hamilton believed this would seriously jeopardise Concorde’s commercial prospects, but further testing continued offshore.

 In 1971, five years before Concorde entered passenger service, Hamilton was made Deputy Secretary for Aerospace at the Department of Trade and Industry while retaining responsibility for Concorde. He oversaw the cancellation of the Black Arrow rocket programme, which had launched Britain’s first satellite, and nationalised the aero-engine division of Rolls-Royce when “RB211” engine costs spiralled out of control – though it later became an enormous success.See the source image
Thanks to rigging on the part of Tony Benn, Captains of Industry, the City and the other usual suspects as discussed in eg. ‘By Popular Demand – Or Request?’

From 1973 Hamilton served as Deputy Cabinet Secretary to both Edward Heath and Harold Wilson, but, with James Callaghan’s arrival as Prime Minister, he was moved to the Department of Education.

Cab Secretary from 1973-79 was Lord John Hunt of Tanworth – born in Minehead – RC went to Downside School near Bath – Magdalene College, Cambridge – married Madeleine, Cardinal Basil Hume’s sister – HERE

Sunny Jim as PM from 1976 – Shirl- Chilton – north Wales etc

When Margaret Thatcher came to power, Hamilton had to cope with added pressures in the department with unrest in the profession and threats of strikes.

Previous posts have discussed how the careers of those such as Nigel de Gruchy who rose to the top of the teaching unions and enjoyed a Place At The Table with Ministers received a considerable boost from events when I was at school and witnessed so much. Thatch’s Cabinet had built their career on concealing the crap in Bridgy schools and the situation in north Wales was even worse. So much to conceal, all Party Leaders and acolytes fully on board. Leaders of public sector unions Passionately Committed To Public Service had a ball.

Clive Jenkins, the Daddy of the public sector unions, died in obscurity in Sept 1999, five months before the Waterhouse Report was published, after having been fleeced by a Wicked Temptress. See previous posts.

John Nettleton tells the story in BBC tradition:

Wednesday, September 22, 1999 Published at 19:18 GMT 20:18 UK


UK Politics

Tributes paid to Clive Jenkins

Clive Jenkins: Hobby was “organising the middle classes”.

Union leaders have been paying tribute to their former colleague, Clive Jenkins, who has died following a short illness at the age of 73.

Mr Jenkins held the post of general secretary of the white-collar union, the Association of Scientific, Technical and Managerial Staffs, for about 20 years.

Independent journalist Barry Clements: ” He had a great reputation as a champagne socialist”

The union later became the MSF, which now has more than 400,000 members.

TUC General Secretary John Monks said: “Clive Jenkins was a one-off, an intellectual gadfly who drove forward the growth of trade unionism amongst white collar and professional workers with enthusiasm, wit and style. He was one of the characters of trade unionism, equally at home in a TV studio or on the conference platform.”

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Roger Lyons: “Immeasurable contribution”

Roger Lyons, MSF general secretary, said: “Clive’s contribution to the union movement was immeasurable.

“He was the most outstanding trade unionist of his generation. Clive was the first to see the potential of organising white-collar workers and he was also the first general secretary to recognise the power of the media and use it in a positive way on behalf of working people. His legacy will live on for a long time to come.”

A Downing Street spokesman said the Prime Minister, Tony Blair, had been “deeply saddened by the death and loss of a man who had made a major contribution to the trade union movement”.

Mr Jenkins was known as a dynamic, irrepressible figure who once listed his recreations in Who’s Who as “organising the middle classes”.

Conference favourite

His passion for his beliefs, and his Welsh oratory [Shurely shome mishtake – Ed] made him a favourite at the TUC and Labour conferences. Mr Jenkins will be remembered as a gourmet, wit, bon viveur, who had a partiality for fine clarets whose generosity was legendary. He was educated at Port Talbot County School and Swansea Technical College before starting work in a metallurgical test house in 1940.

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But he spent almost all his working life in the service of his union, beginning working for the Association of Scientific Workers in 1946.

He became a full-time official of the Association of Supervisory Staffs, Executives and Technicians (ASSET) in Birmingham. In 1954, at the age of 28, he became its national officer, the youngest member to hold such a post. In 1961, he became general secretary of ASSET, when it had 22,000 members. Mr Jenkins increased this to 55,000 when he negotiated the amalgamation with the Association of Scientific Workers. Under his leadership, from 1970, the amalgamated Association of Scientific, Technical and Managerial Staffs grew to a membership of over 650,000 through 26 amalgamations. Mr Jenkins maintained his position until 1988, when the union became the Manufacturing, Science and Finance Union. He remained general secretary of the MSF for some two years before his retirement.

During his career, he served as the president of the TUC and as a local councillor in London from 1954 to 1960. He retired to Tasmania “to watch the dolphins play, devour seafood and conserve the fairy penguins” but returned to the UK in 1990.

Key Kinnock supporter

Labour MP Tony Benn described Mr Jenkins as “one of the most important young left leaders in the union movement”. He said: “He played a significant part in promoting Neil Kinnock for the Labour Party leadership as soon as Michael Foot resigned. I remember him speaking, I think it was at the 1974 Labour special Christmas conference. He made a radical speech. He was a very effective, amusing speaker.”See the source image

Bill Morris, general secretary of the Transport and General Workers Union, said Mr Jenkins had brought “flair and flamboyancy to trade unions and unionised the middle classes”.

The Independent’s Labour Editor Barry Clements said Mr Jenkins’ clever use of the media and many television appearances stirred up some jealousy among other union leaders. “He had a reputation as a champagne socialist,” said Mr Clements.

“He used to go to Blackpool to the various conferences and you would find him in a fish and chip shop not far from the Imperial Hotel with a bottle of Chablis. He was quite a character.”

 

RIP Clive Jenkins; so many had so much to thank you for.See the source image

[Hamilton] also had to implement cuts in the educational budget, which caused concern among teachers and colleagues in Whitehall.

See the source image Most of the teachers at Chilton Trinity School during the latter half of the 1970s were members of Nige’s union; they refused to join the NUT because the Headmaster Bill Francis was in the NUT and the staff loathed him. Wolf in sheep’s clothing Ray Stanlake was Nige’s man on the ground in Chilton and used the serious problems in the school for his own benefit.

Bill Francis’s union the NUT was nationally far stronger than the NASUWT. It helped a great deal that Westminster molester George Thomas, one of the biggest vote pullers for the Labour Party in south Wales had been a school teacher before entering politics and an NUT activist. Lord Baz Jones who spent many happy years as a Flintshire MP Serving in Sunny Jim’s Govt and then doing what he could to assist the Windbag during the long years of Windbaggery had, like Thomas, been a school teacher before entering the Commons and was the President of the Flintshire NUT. Flintshire was in the thick of the Gang’s abuse of children at the time.

Of course the Windbag never stopped reminding us that Mrs Windbag was a school teacher, from Holyhead.

Bill Francis was a Labour Cllr, from Wales and was known to be building up a mafia of lackeys among other teachers from Wales. Francis was well-networked with the higher echelons of the Labour Party on a national level. Once I began researching for this blog, it was clear that the problems in Somerset with Francis and others were linked to the Gang; George Thomas I presume was one factor rendering Bill Francis bombproof. George Thomas was given a Viscountcy by his pal Thatch in 1983, the year that Hamilton retired from the Civil Service.

See previous posts.

Sir James Hamilton’s Deputy on the Concorde project at the Ministry of Technology from 1967 and who then succeeded Sir James as DG of Concorde in DATE, who worked with Wedgie-Benn and Gnome’s daughter, was Sir (Thomas) Philip Jones. Jones was {??? Port Talbot as was George Thomas} and went to Cowbridge Grammar School a la Bodger and Sir Anthony Hopkins and Jesus College, Oxford HERE. ‘By Popular Demand – Or Request?’ discussed Jones’s Civil Service career. When Mandarin Kenneth Binning took over from Jones as DG of Concorde, Jones was transferred to the Department of Energy as Deputy Secretary where, from 1976 until 1983, he handled oil and gas policy, including the franchises for the North Sea oil leases. Jones was a member of the British National Oil Corporation from 1980 to 1982. The London Hospital had been run by the Oil industry  since at least the 1950s.

After his Civil Service career, Jones was Chairman of Total Oil Marine from 1990 to 1998 and of Total Oil Holdings from 1991 to 1998, where his Concorde experience helped to maintain good relations with the French holding company. He also became a member, and then Chairman, from 1996 until his death in July 2000, of the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales, the Welsh Office seeking Jones’s services in improving teaching and research standards in Welsh universities and colleges. It was The Hague who was Secretary of State for Wales when that old mate of Gnome’s daughter and Tony Benn was let loose with the budget for Welsh universities, in the same year in which the Jillings Report was heavily redacted and then completely suppressed anyway on the advice of Cherie and Miranda’s friend and colleague Michael Beloff QC, in his capacity as the legal adviser for Municipal Mutual, the insurers of Clwyd County Council (and the North Wales Police). One of the Directors of Municipal Mutual at the time was that old Labour war horse, Merlyn Rees – like Gnome LSE-educated – who served as an MP for many years after succeeding Hugh Gaitskill’s Leeds seat after Gaitskill unexpectedly pegged out in the middle of the Profumo Affair. Rees’s Cabinet posts included Wilson’s N Ireland Secretary and Sunny Jim’s Home Secretary.

The Lord Merlyn-Rees
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Merlyn Rees on After Dark in 1988
Shadow Secretary of State for Energy
In office
4 November 1980 – 24 November 1982
Leader Michael Foot
Preceded by David Owen
Succeeded by John Smith
Shadow Home Secretary
In office
4 May 1979 – 4 November 1980
Leader James Callaghan
Preceded by William Whitelaw
Succeeded by Roy Hattersley
Secretary of State for the Home Department
In office
10 September 1976 – 4 May 1979
Prime Minister James Callaghan
Preceded by Roy Jenkins
Succeeded by William Whitelaw
Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
In office
5 March 1974 – 10 September 1976
Prime Minister
Preceded by Francis Pym
Succeeded by Roy Mason
Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
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24 March 1972 – 4 March 1974
Leader Harold Wilson
Preceded by Position established
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Member of Parliament
for Morley and Leeds South
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9 June 1983 – 16 March 1992
Preceded by Constituency created
Succeeded by John Gunnell
Member of Parliament
for Leeds South
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20 June 1963 – 13 May 1983
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Merlyn Rees

18 December 1920
Cilfynydd, Wales

Died 5 January 2006 (aged 85)
London, England
Nationality British
Political party Labour
Alma mater

Merlyn Rees was born in south Wales but grew up in Harrow, went to Harrow Weald Grammar School and later taught at his old school. Gnome’s second wife, my father’s cousin Veronica, lived in Harrow for years before she married Gnome and ended up in Knightsbridge. Veronica subsequently returned to Harrow and I have been told that she lives there now.

Michael Beloff’s dad Lord Max was friends with Thatch and Ioan Bowen Rees, CEO of Gwynedd County Council, 1980-91. The Beloffs are a huge family (see previous posts); Nora, Max’s sister, was a journo who worked for Reuters and ‘The Observer’. Nora’s husband also worked for ‘The Observer’. They were employed by ‘The Observer’ when it was owned by the Astors of Cliveden and Profumo fame, and edited by David Astor. Lord Bill Astor who found himself at the centre of the Profumo Affair, was married to Bronwen, the daughter of Sir Alun Pugh, a High Court judge who had grown up in Carmarthenshire. When Bronwen was growing up the family home was in Hampstead but Bronwen went to boarding school in Dolgellau. Ioan Bowen Rees’s dad was a Master at Dolgellau Grammar School; there was one year in difference between the ages of Ioan and Bronwen.

Bill Astor died from a heart attack in the Bahamas on 7 March 1966. Lady Megan Lloyd George died from cancer on 14 May 1966. Dorothy Macmillan died from a heart attack on 21 May 1966. Gnome died on 7 July 1966 in a traffic accident on the way to the Lords on his motorbike. Gnome was a Liberal peer a la the old Goat’s clan.Image result for Megan Lloyd GeorgeLord Piercy 1945.jpgSee the source image

It was in 1996 that Secretary of State for Wales The Hague announced that a Public Inquiry would be held into the North Wales Child Abuse Scandal and that Ronnie Waterhouse would Chair the Inquiry. It will have been The Hague who called upon the talents of Philip Jones to assist in the domain of education in Wales.

He did, however, manage to reversecuts in scholarships for painting and sculpture given through the British School in Rome.

How Hamilton managed to save that particular neck in the face of Thatch’s intransigence would be worth investigating. Thatch and the Philistines would not have intended to prioritise scholarships for painting and sculpture via the British School in Rome. I wonder which member of the Westminster Paedophile Ring held a gun to who’s head with regard to that matter? Could it have been anyone related to Harold Cheeseman of Farnham Art College and his coterie (see previous posts) who had much to do with the experiences of F at the hands of the Gang, both before and after F left Farnham?

We should not forget that Maurice Macmillan was the MP for Halifax, 1955-64 and then for Farnham (which evolved into South West Surrey) from 1966 until his death on 10 March 1984. Maurice was a crook, his dad had been PM and fully supported Maurice in his criminality; Maurice’s mum was the daughter of the Duke of Devonshire who was mates with the Royals and spent decades exploring Uganda with Bob Boothby while Bob explored Uganda with Ronnie Kray as well as a whole variety of others, including those supplied by Gwynne and Dafydd. The entire network was effectively untouchable by the law as were many of their associates.

When Hamilton was Deputy Secretary for Aerospace at the DTI and responsible for Concorde, Maurice Macmillan was Grocer Heath’s Chief Secretary to the Treasury (23 June 1970-7 April 1972). From 1973 when Hamilton served as Deputy Cabinet Secretary, Maurice was Secretary of State for Employment (7 April 1972-2 December 1973) and Paymaster General, 2 (December 1973-4 March 1974).

Retiring in 1983, Hamilton warned that, although scientific research at Britain’s leading universities was first rate, in others it was “extremely mediocre”. He said, “The battle for industrial supremacy would be won and lost in technical colleges and colleges of further education.”

Such was the concern that as British research and education fell off a cliff, the day was saved by ever more lies about standards, achievements and Britain being the envy of the world. Many people who couldn’t stomach the lies and tried to raise concerns gave up and left the field or were ruthlessly hounded out by Freddie Crawford and his ilk. Those blackmailing heir senior colleagues over the wrongdoing or who were bribed into keeping schtum did very nicely for themselves and many of them found themselves at the top of the tree.

Hamilton served on various boards, including that of the Hawker-Siddeley aircraft company.

James Arnot Hamilton, aeronautical engineer: born Midlothian, Scotland 2 May 1923; Marine Aircraft Experimental Establishment 1943: Head of Flight Research, 1948; Royal Aircraft Establishment 1952; Head of Projects Division 1964; Director, Anglo-French Combat Aircraft, Ministry of Aviation 1965; Director-General Concorde, Ministry of Technology 1966–70; Deputy Secretary: (Aerospace) DTI 1971–73; Cabinet Office 1973–76; MBE 1952, CB 1972, KCB 1978; married 1947 Christine McKean (marriage dissolved, three sons), partner to Marcia Cunningham; died Winchester, Hampshire 24 May 2012.

Reginald Turnill’s contribution in ‘The Guardian’:

Sir James Hamilton, who has died aged 89, was the aeronautical engineer responsible for the final design of Concorde’s subtly twisting delta wing, which enabled it to cruise at twice the speed of sound and yet provide enough lift for safe take-offs and landings. He became known among his civil-service colleagues as “Boom Hamilton” because of his insistence that before Concorde went into service, the public had the right to hear what sonic booms would sound like when the plane reached its top speeds.

Blessed with a happy temperament, he sailed serenely through 15 years of political wrangling over this uniquely controversial Anglo-French aircraft. When the government appointed him Britain’s director-general of the Concorde project in 1966, John Stonehouse was minister of aviation, and the department and its 30,000 staff were being taken over by Anthony Wedgwood Benn’s ministry of technology, which was only a quarter of that size.

STONEHOUSE

Despite the politics, anti-Concorde demonstrations, competition from the Americans and hostile media coverage, Hamilton felt in the end that Europe got the supersonic aircraft right. At first it had seemed that America’s variable geometry (swing-wing) aircraft, built of titanium rather than light alloy, and flying at three times rather than twice the speed of sound, must be the right answer for supersonic travel. But, said Hamilton, “the Americans got it wrong in every respect. If we’d followed their line the aeroplane would never have been built just as theirs was never built.”…

His first job was on the development of anti-submarine weapons for the RAF at the Marine Aircraft Experimental Establishment (MAEE) at Helensburgh, on the Firth of Clyde, where he worked on flying boats including Sunderlands and even a floating Spitfire. When MAEE returned to its pre-war base at Felixstowe, Suffolk, Hamilton’s quick grasp of high-speed flight characteristics led to his appointment, aged 25, as head of flight research. He moved to the Royal Aircraft Establishment at Farnborough, Hampshire, in 1952 and was made head of the projectsdivision in 1964. As the cold war developed, missile technology attracted the limited funds available and work on a proposed supersonic jet trainer was cancelled. But Britain and France were both pushing ahead with passenger jets that halved flying times to the US and Australia and collaboration on a supersonic airliner had begun in 1961.

Joint work on military jets now be came inevitable and in 1965 Hamiltonwas appointed project director for the first Anglo-French combat aircraft. This became the RAF’s first jet to be designed in metric, later named the Jaguar.

In 1966 the Labour government, having failed to persuade France to cancel Concorde, appointed Hamilton head of the British Concorde project, with a brief to keep a firm hand on costs and to co-ordinate research anddevelopment. It was an ideal role for Hamilton, who was a specialist in wing-design, following up Roy Chadwick’s delta-wing designs for the Vulcan bomber; and who had proved equal to the difficult task of working out compromises with French engineers.

A year later, as BBC air correspondent, I joined Hamilton on the ministry roof in Whitehall, as Lightning bombers gave Londoners a chance to consider whether they could learn to live with sonic booms. They proved to be much worse than one expert’s prediction that they would only sound like the slam of a car door. Responding to political pressure, the government decided to ban supersonic flight over Britain; other countries followed suit and Hamilton’s prediction that this would destroy Concorde’s sales prospects proved well-founded…

His “retirement” proved to be just as busy. He joined the boards of Hawker Siddeley, Smiths Industries and Devonport Royal Dockyard. From 1997 to 2000 he chaired Brown & Root UK, a Halliburton subsidiary constructing and running military bases. In 1992 he served on the Fairclough study into the organisation of the engineering profession, and was commissioned topublish a follow-up critical review in 2001.

In addition, until bad health intervened, he was president of the National Foundation for Science Research and the Association for Science Education, vice-president of Reading University and vice-chairman of council at University College London. He was appointed MBE in 1952, CB in 1972, andKCB in 1978.

Hampshire based – Armed Forces – Sir Norman Denning – Lord Denning – Lincoln’s Inn -Hailsham –  George Carman -Miranda – Cherie – Miranda’s brother Sir William the High Court judge – Mark P!

The Torygraph’s obituary:

Having moved to the Ministry of Aviation (later the Ministry of Technology), Hamilton became director-general in 1966 of the British end of the Concorde project (then still spelt without an “e”). In the summer of 1967 he oversaw trials with Lightning fighters to test how the public would react to supersonic flights over land by Concorde; they ended with a sonic boom over central London.

The response (hostile, after a promising start) was serious for Concorde’s commercial prospects; Hamilton reckoned a total ban on supersonic flights over land, as was eventually imposed, would reduce sales by 40 per cent.

The first supersonic tests involving Concorde itself took place in 1970, along a corridor between Oban and Cornwall. Hamilton monitored them from St David’s Cathedral, where scientists found sealing wax they had poured over cracks in the walls remained undisturbed.

Hamilton moved in 1971 — five years before Concorde first flew in airline service — to be deputy secretary for aerospace in the Department of Trade and Industry. With his minister, Frederick Corfield, he oversaw the cancellation of the Black Arrow rocketry programme and nationalised the aero engine division of Rolls-Royce (whose Filton factory was in Corfield’s constituency) when the cost of its RB211 engine spiralled out of control. Concorde was still one of Hamilton’s responsibilities. He oversaw from Whitehall the first full-scale roll-out of Concorde, as Corfield’s successor, Michael Heseltine, tried in vain to persuade other countries to place orders.

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In 1973 Hamilton became deputy Cabinet secretary to John Hunt, serving under Edward Heath and Harold Wilson. In May 1976, weeks after Wilson’s replacement by James Callaghan, he took charge of the Department of Education and Science, with Fred Mulley – soon to be replaced by ShirleyWilliams – as Secretary of State.

Even before Callaghan and Mrs Williams launched a “great debate” about educational standards, Hamilton shared their concern, and visited schools incognito as a junior inspector. See the source image

After Margaret Thatcher came to power, Hamilton wrestled with strikes in schools and the impact of spending cuts. 

Hamilton now joined the boards of Hawker-Siddeley, Smiths Industries and Devonport Royal Dockyard. From 1997 to 2000, after 14 years on the company’s advisory board, he chaired Brown and Root UK, a Halliburton subsidiary constructing and running military bases and conducting logistical operations.

In 1992 he served on a steering group studying the organisation of the engineering profession (the Fairclough Study); its findings were published as Engineering into the Millennium. He was later commissioned to prepare a further critical overview of the profession, and his report was published in 2001…

 FAIRCLOUGH!!
Wedgie-Benn’s diary entry of 16 July 1974 mentions that he had lunch with someone who surely must have attended an At Home at Veronica’s place: Otto Clarke, the former Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Technology, who would have been Penelope’s ultimate boss.

Otto knew Gnome and has featured on this blog before; Otto was also known as Sir Richard William Barnes Clarke. Clarke was born in Heanor, Derbyshire, the son of schoolmaster William Thomas Clarke and Helen Rodway Barnes. He was educated at Christ’s Hospital, London and Clare College, Cambridge. Clarke sat the examinations of the Royal Statistical Society in 1932 and was awarded their Frances Wood Prize.

The Lord Piercy
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Piercy in 1945, by Walter Stoneman
President of the Royal Statistical Society
In office
1954–1955
Preceded by Sir Ronald Fisher
Succeeded by Egon Pearson
Personal details
Born 7 February 1886
Died 7 July 1966 (aged 80)
Spouse(s) Mary Pelham (m. 1915 d. 1953)
Veronica Warham (m. 1964)
Children 4
Alma mater London School of Economics

Clarke worked for the British Electrical and Allied Manufacturers’ Association, 1932–33. He was then on the staff of the Financial News (later taken over by the Financial Times) until 1939 and devised the Ordinary Share Index, now the Financial Times Ordinary Share Index.

During World War II Clarke served in the Ministries of Information, Economic Warfare, and Supply and Production, and with the Combined Production and Resources Board in Washington, 1942–43.

Clarke joined the Treasury in 1945 and was its Second Permanent Secretary, 1962–66. CHANCELLORS – Selwyn – Reggie M – ?? Clarke was then Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Aviation in 1966, then at the Ministry of Technology until 1970, retiring from the Civil Service in 1971. From 1973, Clarke was a Vice-President of the Royal Institution.

According to Sir Douglas Wass, Clarke was “a character you either loved and hated or hated” – although he himself stated “I loved him.” Wass stated that, with the exception of Sir Leo Pliatzky, Clarke held most Ministers and colleagues “in high disesteem”.

Richard Clarke was given the honours of OBE in 1944, Companion of the Bath in 1951, and Knight Commander of the Bath in 1964.

According to Clarke’s son Mark, the nickname “Otto” was possibly because of Clarke’s “forceful” personality was considered Germanic. According to Michael Grade’s Big Mate Sir Sam Brittan, “it was because his round glasses and the bridge over the nose looked like OTTO.”

Gnome’s pal and Penelope’s boss was the father of Labour politician Charles Clarke. Charles Clarke has featured frequently on this blog because it was Charles Clarke who was Chief of Staff of the Windbag’s office when Tony Francis was passing confidential/forged/libellous documents about me to er the Windbag’s office. See the source image

Charles Clarke
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Home Secretary
In office
15 December 2004 – 5 May 2006
Prime Minister Tony Blair
Preceded by David Blunkett
Succeeded by John Reid
Secretary of State for Education and Skills
In office
24 October 2002 – 15 December 2004
Prime Minister Tony Blair
Preceded by Estelle Morris
Succeeded by Ruth Kelly
Minister without Portfolio
Chairman of the Labour Party
In office
9 June 2001 – 24 October 2002
Prime Minister Tony Blair
Preceded by Peter Mandelson
Succeeded by John Reid
Member of Parliament
for Norwich South
In office
1 May 1997 – 12 April 2010
Preceded by John Garrett
Succeeded by Simon Wright
Personal details
Born
Charles Rodway Clarke

21 September 1950 (age 69)
Hammersmith, London, England

Political party Labour
Spouse(s) Carol Pearson
Alma mater King’s College, Cambridge

Clarke attended the fee-paying Highgate School where he was Head Boy. Clarke then read Mathematics and Economics at King’s College, Cambridge, where he also served as the President of the Cambridge Students’ Union.

A member of the Broad Left faction, Spoilt Bastard was President of the NUS, 1975-77. Spoilt Bastard had joined the Labour Party by then and was active in the Clause Four group. Spoilt Bastard was the British representative on the Permanent Commission for the World Youth Festival (Cuba), 1977-78.

Spoilt Bastard was elected as a local Councillor in the London Borough of Hackney, being Chair of its Housing Committee and Vice Chair of Economic Development, 1980-86. So not only was Spoilt Bastard a Cllr on the turf of the Gang’s partners operating out of the London Hospital when Gigglers Peter Shore and Ian Mikardo were local MPs, but Clarke was at the scene of the crime when Brave Wendy battled with the Male Medical Establishment, 1985-86. Did Spoilt Bastard March In Support Of Brave Wendy a la Shore, Mikardo and the other people traffickers of the East End?

Gwynne and Dafydd’s mate John Tilley arrived in south London to organise in the Councils in the late 1960s, just as John Allen opened the Bryn Alyn Community, then joined Wandsworth Council in the early 1970s, became Council Leader, then served as Labour MP for Lambeth Central, 1978-83 and after that worked as Chief Economic Advisor for Hackney Borough Council. See ‘Lord Snooty The Third’. Tilley was mates with Lord Scarman and micromanaged Scarman’s Community Relations bit when Scarman was appointed to Chair the Inquiry into the 1981 Brixton Riots. See ‘Only One Died’.

Spoilt Bastard will have been OK then, part of Lord Scarman’s circle, beat that suckers.

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

The Lord Scarman
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Born
Leslie George Scarman

29 July 1911

Died 8 December 2004 (aged 93)

Nationality British
Alma mater Brasenose College, Oxford
Occupation
  • Judge
  • barrister
Title Lord of Appeal in Ordinary
Term 1977–1986
Spouse(s)
Ruth Wright (m. 1947)
Children 1

Lord Scarman In Briefs:

Scarman was called to the Bar at the Middle Temple in 1936. See the source image Middle Temple also welcomed Greville Janner, Paddy Mayhew, Ronnie Waterhouse, Geoffrey Howe, Patrick Jenkin, Mrs Mills and many other old favourites. Scarman remained briefless until World War II, which he spent in the Royal Air Force as a staff officer in England, North Africa, and then continental Europe. Scarman was present with Arthur Tedder when Alfred Jodl surrendered at Reims. See previous posts for Tedder details and gen on Tedder’s offspring, one NAME of whom is a Clever Scientist networked with the Gigglers.

Scarman returned to law in 1945, practising from Chambers at 2, Crown Office Row, known since the 1970s as Fountain Court Chambers, In the late 1940s and early 1950s Scarman started to build the chambers’ reputation for commercial litigation, together with Alan Orr and Melford Stevenson, supported by a notable clerk, Cyril Batchelor.

Scarman was appointed a High Court judge in 1961, assigned to the Probate, Divorce and Admiralty Division, transferring to the Family Division when the latter was created in 1971. Scarman joined the Court of Appeal in 1973, and was sworn of the Privy Council. On 30 September 1977, Scarman was made a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary, becoming Baron Scarman, of Quatt in the County of Shropshire. He served in the Lords until his retirement in 1986, the year in which the Gang killed my friend Anne, I was unlawfully detained by the Gang twice and Ollie Brooke was convicted and jailed for child porn offences. In 1986 Brave Wendy’s Name Was Cleared, after her friend Bodger acted as an Independent Expert Witness on her behalf; Bodger’s friend Ollie was awaiting trial on child porn charges  while Bodger gave Independent Expert Evidence on behalf of Brave Wendy.

Scarman was appointed Head of the Law Commission, 1965-73, during which time 27 Commission-inspired statutes were made law. Although widely regarded as a liberal, Scarman upheld the blasphemy conviction of Gay News (1979), punctured the GLC’s Fares Fair low-cost public transport policy (1981) and supported the banning of trade unions at GCHQ (1985). Scarman Chaired inquiries into the Northern Ireland riots of August 1969 (1969–1972), the Red Lion Square disorders (1975) and the Grunwick dispute (1977). HERE

Scarman served as Chancellor of the University of Warwick, succeeding Denbighshire-born Viscount Cyril Radcliffe when Radcliffe – who established his reputation by being the genius behind the Partition of India that resulted in civil unrest and the deaths of millions and was assisted in this by Lord Mountbatten – after Radcliffe died in April 1977. Scarman remained as Chancellor until 1989, when he was succeeded by International Giggler Sir Shridath aka Sonny Ramphal, who held the role from 1989 until 2002. See previous posts. The Red Lion Square disorders resulted in the assaults of Warwick students as well as the death of one of them (see previous posts) and the police who inflicted such grievous injuries upon the students were never held to account, so I wonder how the Warwick students felt about Gwynne and Dafydd’s mate subsequently becoming Chancellor.

Vichy Warwick Paid Tribute to Scarman when he died on their website:

Obituary: Lord Scarman (1911 – 2004)

Sketch of Lord Scarman by Tom PhillipsIt is with great sadness that the University reports the death of Lord Scarman, the University’s second Chancellor (1977 – 1989). The Right Honorable Lord Leslie George Scarman P.C., OBE, died aged 93 on Wednesday 8 December. Prior to becoming the University’s Chancellor upon the death of founding Chancellor Lord Radcliffe, the University conferred the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws on him in 1974. At the time the Honorary Degrees Committee said:

“Lord Scarman’s intellectual eminence is beyond doubt, his early career in particular being a most distinguished academic one. He has always shown a keen interest in universities, and has been at the forefront of efforts to build bridges of mutual understanding between them and the legal profession.”

During his Chancellorship this assessment proved itself to be more than true. In obituaries today Lord Scarman has been described as ‘one of the finest lawyers of the post-war era’ and ‘one of the best-known judges in Britain’.

Leslie George Scarman was born on 29th July 1911 in South London. As a child Scarman went to Radley School later moving on to Brasenose College, Oxford where he achieved a double first. He joined the Middle Temple on his admission to the Bar in 1936, took silk in 1957 and four years later was appointed a High Court Judge of the Justice, Probate, Divorce and Admiralty Division (later the Family Division). In 1973 he went to the Court of Appeal and became a Law Lord in 1977. He was best known for his work on commissions to look into public and social disorder: Northern Ireland (1969), the Red Lion Square riot (1974), the Grunwick dispute (1977) and the Brixton Riots (1981).

A longstanding campaigner for human rights, Lord Scarman said at one of his last public appearances in 1996 that he hoped to live long enough to see the Human Rights Convention become law in Britain. The Convention became law four years ago.

The Scarman Trust, a national charity committed to helping citizens bring about change in their community, was founded by Lord Scarman in 1991. His public enquiries played a key role in making the government listen to its citizens. The Trust was set up to continue that ‘bottom up’ approach to democracy and was rooted in the constitutional reform movement. Lord Scarman was its first chair and guiding inspiration.

The University’s portrait of Lord Scarman is framed by Thomas Jefferson’s words: ‘I know no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them, but to inform their discretion by education.’Image result for there's always something there to remind me images

The University would like to express its condolences to Lord Scarman’s wife Ruth Wright and the couple’s son.

Warwick University who’s first VC was Lord Jack Butterworth, friend of Giggler and Spy Chief Richard Crossman, Jack who did dodgy deals with the big car companies in the UK and US in return for funding for Warwick University. The car companies that Tony Benn did equally dodgy deals with when he was Sunny Jim’s Secretary of Trade (see ‘By Popular Demand – Or Request?’.See the source image

Scarman was President of the British Institute of Human Rights, and worked on behalf of the Prince’s Trust, the Birmingham Six, and Charter 88 among many other projects. The Birmingham Six were only released after their many years of wrongful imprisonment by Michael Mansfield and their other lawyers agreeing not to ever take a case against Dafydd et al on behalf of the likes of me; MM et al needed the co-operation of the Top Docs as Expert Witnesses to win the cases that made them superheroes.

It was in 1991, the year in which I and three of my mates who supported me and were witness to the Gang had our careers ruined, that Scarman set up the Scarman Trust. 1991 was a good year for Peter Morrison as well, in Feb 1991 Brenda gave him a K. Image result for there's always something there to remind me images In Jan 1991, Giggler Dr Paul Bowden, one of the UK’s – indeed the world’s – most Eminent Forensic Psychiatrists from the Maudsley managed to provide the Top Docs at Springfield Hospital with his Detailed Assessment of me Having Interviewed me, some days before Bowden had ever met me. Bowden co-authored with Bluglass and er knew Dafydd. In Feb 1991, Bowden’s colleague – and St Helena’s friend – Eminent Forensic Psychiatrist Nigel Eastman of St George’s told me to go back to north Wales because Dafydd knew me and was my doctor. Eastman had by then received a letter from his colleague Dr Robin Jacobson telling him that Dafydd had declared me to be ‘attractive and seductive’, that Dafydd was sexually abusing patients and Jacobson thought that Tony Francis probably was as well. All Docs in London refused to treat me because I was Dafydd’s Patient. Nigel Eastman is a barrister as well as a Top Doc, a Bristol University graduate a la DGE Wood and a member of Gray’s Inn, as are St Helena, Michael Mansfield and Michael Beloff.

See ‘The Price Is Right’ for full details.

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Now Then. Crossman’s friend Jack Butterworth was definitely the first VC of Warwick University, but some sources state that Jack became VC in 1963, year of Whores and Sluts, other sources state 1965. It may be that Jack was appointed in 1963 and Warwick, being a brand new university, took time to get up and running, or it may be that porkies are being told. Jack remained VC until 1985, as the Gwynne Row caused the earth’s tectonic plates to shift around and smash into each other etc. In 1985 Jack bagged his peerage and subsequently sat as a Tory in the Lords.

I hadn’t previously associated Lord Jack directly with Gwynne and Dafydd per se, I just presumed that Jack was another unscrupulous toady to Harold Wilson et al. For the same reason I didn’t take much notice of people who have been telling me that those we know and love had great reason to quake in their boots when Merfyn, one of the Warwick students who broke into the Registry and found the incriminating evidence against Butterworth in 1970, began helping with parts of my PhD.

I have been remiss yet again. I have blogged about Jack and his wife and daughter previously, but that was before I was Gnome-aware.

Interesting Facts: Jack was an Oxford graduate who became a lawyer. In 1946 he became a member of Lincoln’s Inn and became a law tutor at New College, Oxford. Jack was made an Honorary Bencher of Lincoln’s Inn in 1953. Jack served as bursar of New College for the last seven years of his time at Oxford. So Jack of Lincoln’s Inn knew Lincoln’s Inn members Lord Denning, Lord Hailsham, George Carman, Cherie, Miranda and Miranda’s brother the High Court Judge Sir William Blair. And er Gnome’s grandson the Hon Mark Piercy of Lincoln’s Inn who studied at New College Oxford (see ‘Time For Resignations…’). The New College Oxford that is famed for being a recruiting ground for the British security services; it’s what Dick Crossman and Jack Butterworth were doing when they worked as dons at New College.

Jack’s other passions were the Association of Commonwealth Universities, a post-imperial organisation devoted to providing assistance to anglophone universities in developing countries, of which he was Chairman for 10 years; and the Foundation for Science and Technology, of which Jack became Chairman in 1990, subsequently holding the position of President until his death.

Jack died on 19 June 2003, one month after I began my PhD, in the year that Merfyn was appointed Acting VC of Bangor University. It was in 2003 that the attempt to fit me up for threatening to kill Alun Davies fell apart in the face of obvious perjury on the part of some eight NHS staff and a police officer. I had just begun my PhD and my PhD supervisor wrote to the Court in support of me, but not in any way trying to influence Court decisions; the response of corrupt presiding judge Huw Daniel – Gang member of old (as was Daniel’s dad Prof J.E. Daniel, they both went to Friar’s School and then Jesus College, Oxford) – to my PhD supervisor’s letter was to hurl insults at ‘Bangor University’ in open Court. But then Daniel broke the law in open Court as well.

Butterworth was the Chairman of Midland Community Radio, the consortium which successfully bid for the Independent Local Radio franchise for Coventry and Warwickshire. The radio station launched as Mercia Sound in 1980.

I mentioned in previous posts that Butterworth’s wife Lady Doris was President of the Royal College of Midwives without being a midwife herself and that this will have been helpful in the case of Top Docs involved with illegal abortions, poor maternity care leading to disability and death, or, a la Gwynne and Dafydd, the abduction of babies from mothers wrongly imprisoned in Denbigh, the selling of those babies etc.

Now I’ll remind everyone of the career of Lord Jack’s daughter, Anna Walker:

Anna Elizabeth Blackstock Walker CB (born 1951) is a British senior civil servant and regulator of services. In 1983 Walker married Timothy Walker, with whom she has three adult children. Timothy Edward Hanson Walker,(born 27 July 1945), is a retired senior civil servant. Timothy Walker served as Director General of the Immigration and Nationality Directorate from 1995 to 1998, and Director General of the Health and Safety Executive from 2000 to 2005. From 2006 to 2012, Timothy Walker was the Third Church Estates Commissioner, one of the most senior lay people in the Church of England. In 1969, Walker married Judith Mann; she died in 1976. Together they had one daughter. In Brenda’s 1998 Birthday Honours, Walker was appointed a Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB) in recognition of his service as Director-General of the Immigration and Nationality Directorate.

Anna Walker succeeded Chris Bolt as Chair of the Office of Rail Regulation on 5 July 2009 when Bolt’s five-year term of office expired. In this role, Walker was the IRG-Rail Chair for 2013; the members of IRG-Rail consist of the independent Regulatory Bodies of 21 countries inside and outside the European Union. Anna stepped down from this role in 2015 and was replaced by Stephen Glaister.

Anna was Chief Executive of the Healthcare Commission from its formation on 1 April 2004 until 31 March 2009, when the Commission was abolished and its functions in England were broadly subsumed by the Care Quality Commission. The Healthcare Commission lied about abusive, dangerous NHS services, including those in north Wales in response to evidence provided by me both before and after Anna was CEO of the Commission. See previous posts.

Anna was:

Education

Readers will be able to correlate Anna’s biography with those of the Gnomes and so many other old favourites of this blog, including Dame Viv Duffield, alumnus of Lady Margaret Hall, mistress (between 1973 and 2005) Sir Jocelyn Stevens, who was Managing Director of Express Newspapers and Chairman of English Heritage.  Jocelyn dumped Viv for a Young Thing and Viv was heartbroken. Jocelyn was an aristo with Royal friendships and from a family full of courtiers. Jocelyn’s early ventures in publishing included Society Magazines and Jocelyn employed Lord Snowdon as a photographer. Image result for rupert bear images Jocelyn and his mates bankrolled the Gang. Dame Viv’s first husband John Duffield – they divorced in 1976 – was a City financier who became a tax exile in Switzerland who’s dad John Elwes Duffield (1910-2009) was a psychiatrist friend of Gwynne and Dafydd. Dame Viv’s dad Charles Clore was a Philanthropist who inexplicably made a huge amount of money; Clore was a client of Slut Christine Keeler. Dame Viv took over the management of the Clore Foundation, Charles’s charidee; it is now called the Duffield Foundation. The Clore Foundation financed the establishment of a Dept of Biochemistry at the University of Buckingham by Whore Dame Anna Beloff-Chain, Lord Max Beloff’s sister. In 1986 to be precise. Lord Max had helped establish the University of Buckingham, Britain’s first private university. Slut Thatch served as Chancellor, as did other right wing supporters of Giggles. Tart With A Heart Dame Viv is the step-grandmother of the Delavigne Family Of Slags. One of Dame Viv’s numerous appointments was as Chair of the Campaign for Oxford, to raise huge amounts of dosh for the already very rich brothel Oxford University.

A 2005 London Evening Standard article estimated that Dame Viv and the Foundations she controls had donated in excess of £176 million. Dame Vivien Duffield’s charitable work has been formally acknowledged by many institutions, both in the UK and in Israel. Viv was appointed a CBE in 1989, promoted to DBE in 2000 Image result for waterhouse report images and in 2008 Carlo presented Dame Vivien with one of the first Medals for Arts Philanthropy. The Medal celebrates individuals who support the arts and recognises the contribution of the most inspiring philanthropists in the UK. In 2006, Viv was awarded the Beacon Fellowship Prize. In February 2013 Dame Viv was assessed as one of the 100 most powerful women in the UK by Woman’s Hour on BBC Radio 4. In 2017 the Dame was appointed an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Art. Well that showed me after beginning this blog. Lord Snowdon died on 13 Jan 2017.

Read all about the extensive network of horrors that is Dame Viv and her family and friends in previous posts.

Re Benenden, Anna Walker’s old school, previous posts discuss Benenden and a former pupil, Adrianne Reveley. Adrianne was the Harley Street Independent Expert Who Was No Better Than She Ought To Be whom the Welsh Govt legal services asked my solicitor if I would agree to see when I tried to mount a negligence case against the NHS. Adrianne tried to persuade Brown to leave the room after Brown told Adrianne of incidents of Dafydd et al threatening me and trying to bribe me etc, as well as an attempt to run us off the road at high speed. I told Brown to stay and Adrianne brought the interview to a rapid close.

I later found out that Adrianne knew Dafydd and Gwynne and had for years worked with the people traffickers of the Maudsley. Her husband worked as a psychiatrist in Leicester and knew Gwynne’s mate Dr James Earp. Adrianne’s dad was a Top Doc who relocated from Ireland to England and facilitated organised abuse in Gwynne’s era. Adrianne was involved in PR work for Benenden after revelations of a sex abuse ring operating in the school. Adrianne is now dead, she died as I began to get going with this blog. Adrianne died rapidly from a form of cancer that usually takes many years to kill, but then Adrianne was daft enough to accept Treatment from King’s College Hospital, London. See eg. ‘Adrianne Reveley – A Loving Tribute’.

One of Adrianne’s sons is a Govt lawyer who works or did work in the Home Office, another is a neuropsychologist of the Experiments On Primates’ Brains variety. Adrianne’s former junior doctor is Ben Goldacre, of Exposing Bad Science fame. Ben Goldacre has exposed a lot of bad science, but not that on the part of his colleagues, let alone their criminality.

Anna Walker knew Gnome’s daughter Penelope -Ooh She Was A Goer –  in the Civil Service and Anna worked with Gnome family friend Tony Benn in her capacity as a Civil Service Mandarin.

Serious Organised Crime. The Top Docs are underpinning it. International as well, Anna Walker spent time at Bryn Mawr College in the US; the documents that Merfyn, the Philanderer and the other students found in the Registry at Warwick demonstrated that Lord Jack was involved with corrupt deals with the motor industry in the US as well as in the UK. Those documents were discovered and publicised in 1970. The Warwick Events were famous, those documents and what they showed were no secret. Lord Jack remained as VC and continued playing a high profile role in Warwickshire High Society, with Robert Bluglass, Donald Trelford and others.

Corrupt deals with international industry Jack? Excellent, Thatch wants you in the Lords, it’s 1985, there’s a Bird who won’t shut up about Gwynne and she’s a distant relative by marriage of the Gnomes…See the source image

Miranda was involved with Labour politics in Hackney and Shoreditch in the early 1980s, stood as a candidate for election to the Council in 1982 but wasn’t selected. Miranda’s time in Hackney politics coincided with Lord Scarman’s Sensitivity, Compassion and Wise Judgement that led to Scarman’s friendship with John Tilley and Scarman not noticing what Gwynne and Dafydd et al were getting up to in the Brixton area.

Spoilt Bastard worked as a researcher and later Chief of Staff, for the Windbag from February 1981 until 1992.See the source image

Spoilt Bastard’s long association with the Windbag and with the General Election defeat in 1992 was expected to handicap him in his career. But Spoilt Bastard bounced back. See the source imageSpoilt Bastard spent the mid 1990s away from national politics, working in the private sector – from 1992 to 1997, he was Chief Executive of Quality Public Affairs, a public affairs management consultancy – and subsequently emerged as a high flyer under the Labour leadership of Miranda, entering the Commons for a seat on the site of the big ring in Norfolk that David Ennals facilitated for so many years, in May 1997 when Ronnie Waterhouse was five months into his Inquiry. Ronnie of Middle Temple.See the source image

Can someone let me know whether Spoilt Bastard knows my posh relative William? William was rather like Spoilt Bastard, the son of a comfortably off middle class family (from Oxford) who is of Spoilt Bastard’s vintage and was Red at university – I think William went to Cambridge rather than Oxford – had very long hair and wore John Lennon specs. William came to visit us with his mum and dad when I was about nine or ten, and his mum and dad were Very Worried about his Trot politics. He was quite pleasant though but very quiet and watched TV with my sister and I. A few months later William was really causing concern because he’d taken a job down the drains, what with William being A Worker. I was quite interested in the Posh Trotskyite Drains Worker, mainly because I presumed that he was in the same sort of social class as That Dreadful Peter Hain.

Imagine how disappointed I was when I made enquiries about the Revolutionary Relative some time later to be told that William had given up being A Worker and had now got a Proper Job. It was even worse by the time I was a teenager, because William was by then a Civil Servant. So I think he was rather like Spoilt Bastard.

I can remember much about William and his parents – Bill and Stella – but I cannot remember what their surname was. I’m not good on the surnames of the posh relatives. Stella was my grandfather’s niece and grandpa was very fond of her when she was a child so they kept in touch. I always thought that Bill and Stella were very much nicer than most of the other posh relatives but they went off the rails when they joined the SDP in 1981. That was the last time that I saw Bill and Stella and they were very pleasant to me, but after I began this blog I was told that Stella, being big in the SDP in Oxford, had been Got At by Dr Death et al. I have no idea whether Bill and Stella were manipulated without realising it, or whether they were told lies about me, but I was told that they had been utilised by the Gang.See the source image

Reading Charles Clarke’s profile reminded me so much of William that I thought I’d ask if any readers had any info.

 

There are frequent references in Benn’s diaries 1973-76 to alleged smear campaigns and dirty tricks directed at Leading Labour Politicians and everyone believed that they were being bugged by the security services, including Benn and Clive Jenkins. Which they no doubt were, if our house was then of course Benn, Clive etc will have been under surveillance. However they don’t seem to have suffered the sort of deleterious consequences that we did from the activity of the security services…

As for the smears, it was somewhat ironic to read in Benn’s diary that one of the Dirtiest Tricks occurred ‘in July 1974 when a bank statement from a Swiss account in Ted Short’s name was anonymously circulated, detailing payments into it of several thousand pounds. The statement was a forgery and no such account existed. The perpetrators of the smear have never been discovered’. On 18 Sept 1974 Benn noted in his diary that ‘there was some discussion about smears and Barbara Castle said that she had heard that ‘The Sunday Times’ was going to reveal that Ted Short owned six houses; and Harold said that there was a rumour that his income tax returns had been photocopies, and so on’.

As ye sow, so shall ye reap!

Was Benn pushed into bankruptcy by Maurice Macmillan and collaborating pals from across the political spectrum? Was ALL his money stolen, including legacies for his grandchildren? Did a paedophile target Melissa Benn when she was 12? Were the teachers at Melissa’s school concealing sex offenders and telling the other kids bare-faced lies about her grandfather? Has Melissa ever found that FORGED medical records about her and documents alleged to have been written by her were sent to Spoilt Bastard and unknown others? Was Melissa violently assaulted, wrongfully arrested, unlawfully imprisoned, dragged through the High Court repeatedly while perjury was exposed yet no action followed, See the source imageall because she’d complained about a Royal Lobotomist and his depraved old mates?

Eeh we had it tough Melissa! And the kids who were raped and buggered in children’s homes in north Wales and then found dead in Risley Remand Centre had it even tougher while your dad was bellyaching about those corrupt politicians having their feelings hurt, which is all it was, because no-one believed the smears! Some people did believe the lies about us.

Eeh I were propositioned by t’Royal Lobotomist you know, who was running t’paedophile ring and eeh because I refused to shut up about him my friend was murdered and I and other friends had our careers destroyed by Michael Grade et al. See the source image Eeh and t’Royal Lobotomist’s friends sent Zany Graham to befriend a member of my family and John Cleese began publishing books with Robin Skynner who was a mate of t’Royal Lobotomist. Eeh we lived in’t house, but it wasn’t much of an ouse, we couldn’t afford to repair it until Mr Bridgy Celeb found himself in possession of so much money after Zany Graham’s mates got to know him, because all grandpa’s money had been stolen! I mean when I say ouse, it were an ouse, it weren’t a shoebox in’t middle of road, but it might well have been at one point because eeh when everyone was on holiday t’water tank burst and Brown and I had stayed at t’ouse to look after t’animals and Brown knew how to do plumbing so eeh Brown mended t’water tank, did all the associated plumbing and fixed it all and eeh cleaned up mess, but eeh rumours were put round about Brown! Why? Because when Brown does plumbing he does plumbing in’t nude! It makes sense because he was getting very wet and there was only me and him in house at time, so Brown did the plumbing in the nude. Eeh so not only was I a prostitute but Brown Ran Around Naked too… Eeh and we’d paid for repairs as well, out of t’money we’d earnt working on’t farms. Eeh no wonder Zany Graham and his friends were so rude about us!

Eeh and t’same summer holiday, there were loads of poppies in’t front garden, all wi’t poppy heads on them and one night my mate turned up wi’t her friends because they were on’t way t’party and they’d said to my mate ‘There’s a house near Fiddington and the garden is FULL of poppy heads’ and my mate said that she knew girl who lived in’t house, so they all turned up and asked if we wanted t’poppy heads. Eeh well I didn’t think we did, so I said eeh no, t’poppies are over, Mrs Brady grows them for t’flowers, I’m sure it’ll be OK if you have t’poppy heads, they’ll be weeded and chucked out soon. So my friend harvested t’poppy heads and off they went. See the source image Eeh Mrs Brady came back from holiday and said ‘Who’s stolen those poppy heads, they’re ALL gone’ and I said eeh, it was my mates, I didn’t think you were saving t’poppy heads… Eeh so t’business of t’poppy heads just went to show that Brown and I were Class A drug fiends.See the source image

And you tell that to the young people of today and they don’t believe you. See the source image

Ted Short who was So Cruelly Smeared was the MP for Newcastle-upon-Tyne Central, 1951-76, one of Gwynne and Dafydd’s partners in crime in the ring in the North East, one of the many who was part of the Poulson-T. Dan Smith Web Of Corruption Scandal but who was never prosecuted.

Ted Short was born in Warcop, Westmorland. Short qualified as a teacher at College of the Venerable Bede, Durham University, before completing a second degree, in law, at London University. He taught on Tyneside until enlisting in 1939. Short served in the Durham Light Infantry during WW II. After leaving the army, Short returned to teaching, becoming Newcastle branch secretary of the NUT and in 1947, Head of Princess Louise Boy’s School, Blyth.

Having joined the Labour Party in 1942, Short was elected a Councillor on Newcastle City Council in 1948, where he led the Labour Group within two years. Short was appointed to the Privy Council in 1964 and was made a Companion of Honour in 1976.

The Lord Glenamara
Deputy Leader of the Labour Party
In office
25 April 1972 – 21 October 1976
Leader Harold Wilson
Preceded by Roy Jenkins
Succeeded by Michael Foot
In office
5 March 1974 – 21 October 1976
Prime Minister
Preceded by Jim Prior
Succeeded by Michael Foot
Shadow Leader of the House of Commons
In office
6 December 1972 – 4 March 1974
Leader Harold Wilson
Preceded by Michael Foot
Succeeded by Jim Prior
Shadow Secretary of State for Education and Science
In office
20 June 1970 – 6 December 1972
Leader Harold Wilson
Preceded by Margaret Thatcher
Secretary of State for Education and Science
In office
6 April 1968 – 20 June 1970
Prime Minister Harold Wilson
Preceded by Patrick Gordon Walker
Succeeded by Margaret Thatcher
Postmaster General
In office
4 July 1966 – 6 April 1968
Prime Minister Harold Wilson
Preceded by Tony Benn
Succeeded by Roy Mason
In office
16 October 1964 – 4 July 1966
Prime Minister Harold Wilson
Preceded by Martin Redmayne
Succeeded by John Silkin
Member of Parliament
for Newcastle upon Tyne Central
In office
25 October 1951 – 4 November 1976
Preceded by Lyall Wilkes
Succeeded by Harry Cowans
Member of the House of Lords
Lord Temporal
In office
28 January 1977 – 4 May 2012
Life peerage
Personal details
Born
Edward Watson Short

17 December 1912
Warcop, Cumbria, England

Died 4 May 2012 (aged 99)
Nationality British
Political party Labour
Alma mater College of the Venerable Bede
Profession Teaching
Military service
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Branch/service  British Army
Rank Captain
Unit Durham Light Infantry
Battles/wars Second World War

Here follows the shite written by Edward Pearce and published by ‘The Guardian’ after this monster died:

Lord Glenamara obituary

Labour deputy leader, loyal supporter of Wilson and begetter of ‘Short money’ in the House of Commons
Ted Short

Ted Short, later Lord Glenamara, during a school visit in 1969, when he was education secretary. He believed that schools should be community-based with some teaching of citizenship.

In debate, the Labour politician Ted Short – Lord Glenamara – who has died aged 99, could resemble the more serious sort of headteacher, a calling he had once followed. Though affable in private, in the Commons he was not given to levity. Rather, he was the sort of unsmart, regionally rooted, atypical politician, incapable of scheming or disloyalty, who held the Labour party together in its old incarnation.

Short first figured in news reports during the party’s Scarborough conference of 1960, notable for Hugh Gaitskell’s “fight, fight and fight again” speech. As soon as it had been delivered, Short was seen moving among MPs, gathering signatures for a motion supporting the leader. It was a congenial task. He was a whip, a loyalist, good at his job and against the upsetting of boats. Loyal to Gaitskell, then to Harold Wilson, who returned the compliment, he was never on good terms with James Callaghan, who in 1976 dropped him with a CH and a peerage. The title he chose on entering the Lords the following year, Glenamara – valley of the lake – relates to Patterdale, on Ullswater in the Lake District, where he had a home at Glenridding. He was unequivocally a man of the north.

 

Wedgie-Benn didn’t have lunch with only Spoilt Bastard’s dad on 16 July 1974; they were joined by Sir Ray Brookes and other Directors of GKN, the lunch being at GKN House in Kingsway. Benn wrote ‘They received me very courteously but when we sat down Brookes declared if I didn’t remove GKN from the list of top companies for nationalisation within a month they would cancel all their investment plans for the next year… I responded that he knew very well that there was no such nationalisation list and never had been. However GKN was among the names of the top twenty companies in this country, given to me by the Department (of Trade) and I had asked my Dept to check how much public money they’d had. He said everybody in Europe thought that GKN was going to be nationalised. I told him he knew that wasn’t true but I pointed out that his company subscribed to a right wing organisation that went around the country declaring that this was the case – so he was harming himself. It was clear that we may be facing a strike of capital’.

Raymond Percival Brookes, Baron Brookes (10 April 1909-31 July 2002) was a British industrialist. Brookes became the Managing Director of GKN in 1964 and the group’s Chairman and Chief Executive in 1965. He retired in 1974 and was made GKN’s Life President. Brookes was knighted in 1971. On 14 January 1976, he was created a life peer, as Baron Brookes, of West Bromwich in the County of West Midlands. He sat as a Conservative until 1990, when he left the Conservative Party in protest against the removal of Thatch. Brookes then sat as a crossbencher.

Brookes’ obituary from the Torygraph:

The Lord Brookes, the life president of Guest, Keen & Nettlefolds, who has died aged 93, was a versatile and highly articulate industrialist. GKN traced its origins to one of the world’s oldest metal-working businesses, the iron foundry established by John Guest in Glamorgan in the late 18th century. As managing director from 1964 and chairman from 1965 until 1974, Brookes completed the firm’s transition from a steelmaker and manufacturer of nuts and bolts to Britain’s leading producer of metal components for the motor industry – a strategy which he had developed since the end of the Second World War.

During his decade in charge, profits and turnover tripled, faltering only with the onset of the oil crisis in 1974. Brookes once remarked that “the best office you have is the boots you stand up in”. He put faith in intuitive business hunches based on long experience, and was never happier than when patrolling the shop floors of his factories. His strong sense of kinship with his workforce – reflecting a belief that “people are more important than capital” – won him the trust of trade union leaders, whom he handled with exceptional skill.

But despite a streak of old-fashioned paternalism, and a ruminative, pipe-smoking style, Brookes was no soft touch. He was a forceful advocate of free enterprise and self-reliance long before Thatcherism made such concepts fashionable.

Accusing the first Wilson administration of having “fallen short of the nation’s necessities”, he pointedly announced a large corporate donation to the Conservatives a year before such declarations were required by law. He was particularly exercised by extremist infiltration of the industrial unions. In a speech to the Society of Motor Traders and Manufacturers in October 1974, he called for a revision of Bennite industrial policy and declaimed that he “would rather reach for the moon, aye for the sun, to shine on a proud Britannia than spinelessly allow the moles of Marxism to succeed where Goering’s Eagles failed”.

Raymond Percival Brookes was born at West Bromwich on April 10 1909, the son of a wholesale grocer’s representative. He was educated at West Bromwich Lodge Estate School, leaving at 14 to become an apprentice with Charles Bunn, a local firm of drop forgers and founders.

Heeding the advice of his first boss not to become too specialised, he pursued evening courses in mechanical engineering, accountancy and law – a grounding which was to serve him well in his boardroom years. By 23, Brookes was already works manager of Bunns, and in 1939 he became managing director. At the outbreak of war he became involved in the planning and commissioning of “shadow” munitions factories. In 1941 this led – at the instigation of the Ministry of Supply and the Admiralty – to an approach to Brookes to join a GKN subsidiary, John Garrington & Sons at Darlaston, as manager of a new munitions factory. Having achieved the smooth functioning of the plant’s innovative process for forging naval shells, and impressive output figures, he became a director of Garringtons in 1944.

After the war, Brookes foresaw the potential for mass production of motor components. He persuaded GKN to commission a new plant at Bromsgrove, the “B5 Forge”, incorporating the most advanced technology of the day: high-speed forging processes, and coil induction heaters in place of flame furnaces.

Component contracts were secured from the Ferguson tractor company and, after teething problems had been solved, from Rootes, Ford and other major car makers. Garringtons’ commanding position in this market was reinforced by GKN’s acquisition of numerous competitors.

Another of Brookes’s notable achievements was the establishment in 1951 of Blade Research & Development (BRD) at Aldridge, Staffordshire, to produce aero-engine gas turbine blades for the Korean War. Brookes’s innovations in the production process enabled blades to be turned out faster than ever before.

When military demand declined in the later 1950s, he found a new market for BRD in the manufacture of universal joints and drive-shafts for four-wheel and front-wheel drive vehicles. Brookes advanced to managing director and later chairman of Garringtons, and joined the main GKN board in 1953. There he took charge of several more subsidiaries, including Joseph Sankey, which made everything, in his words, “from soup to nuts” – in fact, from wheels to armoured fighting vehicles.

During Brookes’s chairmanship, several more acquisitions were made in the component sector, at a total cost of some £162 million. These were partly financed by compensation payments from the Government following the renationalisation of the steel industry in 1967, but in 1974 Brookes bought back the Brymbo Steel Works in Wales. He also expanded downstream activities in steel stockholding, and developed a steel joint venture in Australia.

When Brookes retired from the chair of GKN, the title of life president was created for him to mark his unique contribution to the company. He was knighted in 1971 for services to export, and became a life peer in 1975.

Brookes was a non-executive director of Plessey and of ATV, and a part-time member of the British Steel Corporation. Among many public appointments, he was the first president of the British Mechanical Engineering Federation, and a past president of both the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders and the Motor Industry Research Association.

He was vice president of the Engineering Employers’ Federation, and served on the court of governors of Birmingham University.

Failing eyesight limited his contributions to the House of Lords in later years. In 1990 he resigned the Conservative whip in protest at the ousting of Margaret Thatcher, sitting thereafter as a cross-bencher. He died on July 31 2004.

Although professing to dislike the game, Brookes was a keen golfer for 40 years. He also derived pleasure from fly-fishing on the Upper Wye.

The Guardian obituary for Brookes:

He was given a life peerage in 1975 after retiring from what then became GKN, one of the first companies to abandon its real name for meaningless initials. In his valedictory chairman’s statement in the annual report, he talked of “repelling the menace of extremists”, and wrote about liberty as “the inherent right to live in a society where thought, speech, education, literature and the arts and sciences are not shackled by a single party dictatorship”.

It was ironic that while these words were aimed at the militant left, they were written just a few years before the Conservative party began its 18-year hegemony of British politics. By the end of that period, Brookes had become a crossbencher in the Lords, having resigned from the Conservatives in 1990 in disgust at the removal of Margaret Thatcher from its leadership.

His years as chairman and chief executive, from 1965 to 1974, were a time of severe labour unrest and industrial upheaval as first Labour, and then Tory, governments fought to modernise British industry, while simultaneously battling against international economic disturbances. His company was closely linked to the motor industry, so Brookes was at the heart of the struggle.See the source imageSee the source imageSee the source image

Early in his career, he closed down a factory for weeks to defeat union opposition to a new labour scheme. He donated thousands of pounds of GKN cash to the Conservative party, and to right-wing groups such as Aims for Industry and the Economic League, which exposed militant workers. See the source imageImage result for kim howells images He regarded any attempt to meet the hard left halfway as “appeasement”, which he once described as throwing your friends to the crocodiles in the hope that you would be the last to be eaten.

In 1974, he believed the Confederation of British Industry was guilty of placating the new Labour government, and cancelled GKN’s membership – a dramatic move since the group was then one of the country’s top 20 companies.

But Brookes’ stance was not simply anti-union; nor was it class-based. He came from a modest Birmingham background, left school at 14, and, with a bit of luck, worked his way to the top. He was the kind of industrialist who had a lot of time for workers, so long as they worked hard. See the source imageHe wanted to improve their pay and conditions, and believed good leadership of both employers and workers could deliver benefits for everyone.

He also once described himself as “an old-fashioned imperialist”, and did not shy away from confrontation. Tony Benn records in his diaries a dinner with the GKN board while he was Labour’s industry minister in 1974. Brookes warned that GKN would cancel its investment programme unless Benn changed his policies – which the chairman had interpreted as a threat to nationalise his company.

Brookes’ big break came when he joined a small engineering firm in the early 1920s and became the boss’s protégé. He was encouraged to study engineering, accountancy and law, which took most of his free time for the next five years. His reward was to be made works manager while still in his early 20s, confirming his view that people get on with a combination of brains, hard work, and cheek.

He moved to one of GKN’s metal-forging mills during the war and gradually worked his way up, joining the board in 1956 and reaching the top of the ladder nine years later, at the age of 56. He broadened the group’s base, ironically helped by steel nationalisation, which spurred it on in new directions. GKN was particularly advanced at diversifying geographically, earning half its profits, by the time he retired, from factories in Australia, India, the United States and continental Europe.

Brookes also participated in industry bodies such as the Engineering Employers’ Federation and the CBI. He was on the councils of Birmingham University

CHECK DATES – BLUGLASS – Brockington et al

and the London Business School. But he did not enjoy committee work and, despite his strong Conservative leanings, had little time for politicians of any shade.

In truth, he was happiest running metal-bashing factories, and regretted both leaving that behind and the lack of time his business life had left for such pursuits as golf and fishing. “A great deal of pleasure went out of my life,” he once said, “when I had to give up running a factory.”

Brookes married Florence Sharman in 1937; she survives him, as does their son.

 

I have just heard that Sir Keir Starmer has been elected as the new Labour Party Leader, Northern Asian Woman Lisa Nandy having missed out. I surfaced from the blog to have a quick read of the BBC news reports. The Pink Un has Announced that Sir Keir will stand up for Wales; Sir Keir needs to, with the Pink Un, Sister Hutt and Julie Ceaușescu bed blocking in the Senedd because that trio of numpties certainly aren’t making sensible decisions for Wales.See the source image

I was glad to see Sir Keir looking stylish in the hair department with an application of hair oil keeping his distinguished greying Thatch under control.

Now: See the source image

Then:Image result for richard crossman images

My how things haven’t changed!

Sir Keir is of course a lawyer, the former DPP (see ‘A Future Leader Of The Labour Party’. viz comic legal advice man pub I’m sure that Mark and Vivien Piercy, Esteemed Dulwich-based lawyers (see ‘Time For Resignations…’), will be congratulating Sir Keir on his new role and inviting him over for a drink very soon. I presume that the Philanderer will not be on the guest list.

Time For Resignations…

My previous posts ‘Lord Gnome, My Distant Relative By Marriage’, ‘My Gangland Family’ and ‘By Popular Demand – Or Request?’ discussed Lord Gnome’s grandson, Mark Piercy, a graduate of New College, Oxford and a barrister of Lincoln’s Inn a la Richard Crossman’s father Sir Charles Stafford Crossman, Lord Denning, George Carman, Miranda and Cherie.

Mark’s wife Vivien is a lawyer too. This is how Mark Piercy and Co Specialist Family Law Solicitor Vivien Piercydescribes himself on his firm’s website ‘Piercy & Co, Family Solicitors’:

Mark Piercy practised as a barrister for many years, specialising in all aspects of family law including finance and property issues in divorce proceedings, cohabitation property cases, children cases and inheritance claims. He has extensive experience of advisory work, drafting pre-nuptial and separation agreements, court proceedings and advocacy at all levels. viz comic legal advice man pubHe has appeared in a number of reported cases in the Family Division.

Mark has dual qualifications as solicitor and non-practising barrister, having been admitted as a solicitor in order to form the specialist firm of family lawyers, Piercy & Co, with his wife Vivien Piercy. He now practises exclusively as a solicitor with higher rights of audience as a solicitor advocate. He is a trained collaborative lawyer and an accredited specialist of Resolution.

Amongst the reported cases in which Mark has appeared as an advocate are the following:

P v P [2007] 2 FLR 439: Wardship jurisdiction concerning the temporary removal of children for the purpose of education

V v V (Contact: Implacable hostility) [2004] 2 FLR 851: a landmark case in which the High Court transferred residence to a father as a result of the mother’s repeated breaches of contact orders

Re B (Wasted costs: Abuse of process) [2001] 1 FLR 843

K and A (Local authority: Child maintenance) [1995] 1 FLR 688

W v W (A minor: Custody appeal) [1988] 2 FLR 505

Appointments and Memberships: Mark is a member of Lincoln’s Inn and the Inner Temple. He has appointments as legal adviser to the Institute of Actuaries and legal assessor to the Nursing and Midwifery Council, Health and Care Professions Council and the General Optical Council. He is an accredited specialist of Resolution with particular specialisms in Advocacy, Divorce Financial Provision, Cohabitation. Private Children Law and Financial Provision for Children. He is also a member of the Family Law Bar Association.

Publications/Lectures: Mark has published articles in Family Law on the subject of Cohabitation and Property Rights and Intractable Contact Disputes. He has also lectured on family law issues and on evidence and procedure in contested proceedings.

Mark was a Scholar at Oxford University and is M.A (Oxon). He was a Hardwicke Scholar of Lincoln’s Inn. He was called to the Bar in 1976 and was admitted as a solicitor in 2007

Email:
mark@piercysolicitors.com

Mobile: 07766024229

39 Carson Road Dulwich London SE21 8HT
020 8766 6805  mark@piercysolicitors.com

This is Mark’s wife:

Piercy and Co Specialist Family Law Solicitor Vivien Piercy

Vivien Piercy originally practised as a barrister specialising in family law. She was admitted as a solicitor in 1997 and is now dually qualified as a solicitor and non-practising barrister. She has extensive experience of all aspects of divorce and cohabitation , and the related children and financial issues connected with relationship breakdown, and undertakes her own advocacy in suitable cases. Vivien is committed to a non-confrontational approach and to finding alternatives to litigation wherever possible.viz comic legal advice man pub

After graduating from University College London, Vivien worked for other law firms specialising increasingly in family law before setting up her own specialist family law practice in 2001.

She is a member of the Law Society’s Family Law Panel, an accredited specialist of Resolution, a trained Mediator and a member of the Inner Temple.

Email:
vivien@piercysolicitors.com

Mobile: 07917484749

 

Mark and Vivien’s home page tells us:

It is our aim to give clients a personal, efficient and affordable service. As accredited specialists of Resolution we are committed to resolving family law disputes in a constructive and non-confrontational way, designed to preserve the dignity of all concerned and to encourage agreement. As former practising barristers we have the experience and expertise, where necessary, to conduct cases effectively through court proceedings, thereby providing our clients with a comprehensive service and significant savings in costs.

Mark and Vivien’s page entitled ‘About Us’ declares:

Piercy & Co is a specialist family law practice based in Dulwich and Central London.

We cover all aspects of family law including:

  • Marriage and cohabitation.
  • Divorce and separation.
  • Pre-nuptial, cohabitation and separation agreements.
  • Preservation of family assets and preventing their removal and dissipation.
  • Investigation of trusts, private companies and pensions.
  • Financial settlements.
  • Children: residence, contact and parental responsibility agreements and orders.
  • Children: removal from the jurisdiction.
  • Civil partnerships.
  • Rights of dependants to financial provision following the death of their partner, spouse, parent or other family member.
  • Enforcement and variation of court orders.

As family lawyers we understand the emotional and financial impact of relationship breakdown and adopt the Resolution Code of Practice which aims to minimise areas of conflict and to resolve disputes in the best interests of the family. Where proceedings are unavoidable, we are able to provide in-house advocacy, giving our clients the benefits of continuity in the conduct of their cases and significant savings in costs. The firm has excellent connections with specialist Counsel and experts in all related disciplines, including forensic accountants, pension experts, property valuers and lawyers in other jurisdictions. We are dedicated to providing our clients with an efficient, responsive and personal service and a high level of expertise. Appointments can be arranged at our office in Dulwich or, if more convenient, in central London at 2 Harcourt Buildings, Inner Temple, London EC4. In either case, office hours are flexible and charging rates competitive.

I’m surprised that non-confrontational committed to resolution Mark and Vivien haven’t left a message on my blog what with me being family! How about it Mark and Vivien, I do have 10,000 documents with evidence of serious organised crime over ooh more than 35 years…

Mark and Vivien: GANGSTERS aren’t you Mark and Vivien? 10,000 documents Piercys…

Mark and Vivien Mr H, a terrible pair! The Lucan side of the family! The Philanderer ought to write Miranda a thank you letter for blocking his peerage. Christ, one wouldn’t want to be in the Lords with the fucking Piercys in there…See the source image

By Popular Demand – Or Request?

I have so much that I want to follow up on the blog that some people and events I very much wanted to prioritise have been put to one side. However readers have been asking me to cover various matters, some of those matters being ones that I had intended to cover by now but haven’t yet found the time to do so. Thus I’m starting this post in response to popular demand/request. I use both the words demand and request; some readers know that for a number of years at Bangor University, my boss was Prof Howard Davis. When Howard was a Whippersnapper he didn’t incite the wrath of Asa Briggs by throwing red paint aroundSean Linehan, left, and Merfyn Jones in the presence of Asa’s Important Visitor sent from Lyndon B. Johnson, or even piss off Lord Jack Butterworth’s friend Richard Crossman by occupying Warwick University’s Registry, breaking open Lord Jack’s filing cabinets and discovering secret files on himself See the source imageas well as highly incriminating evidence re the source of funding for Warwick University Ltd. Image result for Warwick University Ltd: Industry, management and the universities, E. P ThompsonHoward however did manage to disgrace himself in a rather more dignified way.

Howard and his colleagues collectively comprised the Glasgow Media Group and they dared publish a 1976 volume entitled ‘Bad News’, detailing their robust analysis of media news reports that demonstrated substantial bias in Impartial News Reporting. Howard et al didn’t merely look for Evidence of the sort satirised by Spitting Image a la the Trevor McDonald puppet ending the TV news bulletin with the words ‘And don’t forget – Vote Conservative’; they conducted an analysis of the language and coding used in a whole variety of media outlets reporting The News. The Glasgow Media Group found numerous subtleties that favoured the Govt position/the position of dominant cohorts. Brown knew all about Howard’s work years before I even thought of working with Howard, because Brown’s PhD was based on the work begun by the Glasgow Media Group.

One of the examples of Howard’s findings that Brown told me about when I was still studying for a first degree in biology was the consistent reporting of industrial disputes by TV news reporters in which the Unions ‘Demand’ but Management ‘Requests’. Such techniques reached extremes when Thatch appointed people like Marmaduke Hussey as Chair of the BBC, 1986-96 – Hussey’s wife Lady Susan Hussey See the source imageis Prince William’s godmother, Lady-in-Waiting to Brenda and sister of Somerset aristo William, 13th Earl Waldegrave, who’s career in politics dates back to Grocer Heath and his bottom, served as a Tory Cabinet Minister including as Secretary of State for Health, 2 Nov 1990-10 April 1992, Dr Dafydd Alun JonesSt-George s-Hospital.jpg(see previous posts) – to senior roles in the UK media, extremes that reached farce when the Tories began redefining words commonly used by English speakers. One memorable example being Tebbs ensuring that the words ‘old fashioned’ were placed in front of the words ‘trade unions’ constantly. Thatch’s Govt were also very successful in encouraging the description of themselves as a ‘radical’ Govt after they realised that too many people were calling them a ‘reactionary’ Govt.

The work of Howard and his colleagues received much praise from some quarters but they were denounced as publishing ‘academic claptrap’ by one commentator. Howard et al then pissed even more people off by publishing another volume of academic claptrap, ‘More Bad News’ (1980), then they attempted world revolution by publishing yet more academic claptrap ‘Really Bad News’ (1982).

The irony was that Howard’s academic claptrap was so effective at illustrating propaganda techniques, that the Tories and their bedfellows themselves used Howard’s academic claptrap to ensure that future propaganda was even more effective by utilising subtle bias. As everyone who works with Howard knows, he is the most tolerant man on earth who has an extraordinary ability to not blow a gasket, even in the face of severe provocation from Gangs of Gigglers and he took the hijacking of his work by those whom he had exposed in his stride. He did warn me that this sort of thing was an occupational hazard, which has enabled me to not blow a gasket myself when I have seen media reports and even legal cases recently that do seem to have been a response to this blog. When Gigglers plagiarised my work while being as rude and dismissive as possible about me, Howard cheerfully used to tell me to take it as a compliment.

Prof Howard Davis: Famed for maintaining his status as a Global Leader In His Field whilst Fungus Lowe ensured that the School of Social Sciences was located in a crumbling building. Howard’s own office had windows sealed shut as a result of a buggered-up painting of window frames job and the central heating in Howard’s office was often adjusted to ‘high’ thus ensuring that Howard was roasted alive. When the heating was turned off without notice in very cold weather, Howard worked in his office wearing his coat and scarf. Howard had no control over the temperature, God knows who was doing it, none of us ever found out who worked at Temperature Central.

As Howard persevered with his loyal followers showing the Spirit Of The Blitz, water began to drip through Howard’s ceiling, onto his desk. Howard moved his desk slightly, rang the School of Social Sciences secretary with the Request (Howard being Management): ‘Brenda, could you possibly bring a bucket up to my office, there is water coming through the ceiling’. Brenda supplied the bucket and we continued to meet in Howard’s office dressed to suit whichever microclimate was prevailing in the office on the day in question.

As any fule kno, Howard had an excellent collection of books, as did his colleagues Ian and Graham, but Howard’s books were neatly arranged on his shelves in alphabetical order, thus enabling students and junior researchers to pay a visit to Howard’s library, even during inclement weather as organised by Fungus, and thus easily select whichever book Howard was happy to lend them.

Then there were the interesting fungi that were growing in the seminar room in Howard’s crumbling outhouse. Brenda who supplied the bucket to collect the water dripping through Howard’s ceiling, sent out an informative e mail with a bit of info, naming the fungus (as opposed to the Fungus) and explaining that it was the fruiting body that could be seen on the ceiling of the seminar room. So the staff and students of the School of Social Sciences learnt a bit of mycology as well as sociology.

As Fungus diverted all financial resources into the Bangor Business School in their grand building down the road from Howard’s crumbling outhouse -the Business School with its carpets, watertight ceilings, rooms with windows that opened, even a hot drinks machine in the corridor as well as the café, the restaurant, the lifts – and then ordered Howard’s admin staff to work in offices located in the Business School rather than in Howard’s outhouse, ensuring that if Howard wanted to speak to the School of Soc Sci admin staff he had to go on a ten minute walk, imagine how we laughed when students from the Business School began to turn up at Howard’s office, inquiring about postgrad work because ‘Howard is so much more helpful than our Professors’.

Fungus had thought of everything. Once Business School students began nipping over inquiring about postgrad work with Howard, Fungus ordered the University support staff not to assist the School of Social Sciences staff to set up their stall at the postgrad fair, because the Business School needed the support. I only found out about this when I told Howard that I’d organise the School of Social Sciences stall at the postgrad fair and I e mailed to arrange for help to lug all of our displays, posters, leaflets, stall etc over to the hall in the main building – a short work down the road – and received an incredibly rude e mail telling me that the staff will be far too busy setting up the Business School’s display, can’t I ask my boss Howard to help. I replied saying that I’m sure that Howard would if I asked but it would seem a curious use of the time of a senior Prof to ask him to double up as support staff. In response I received an e mail that screamed ‘So a senior Prof is superior to us then is he? Very democratic from a sociologist!!!’ Somewhat aghast I forwarded the e mail to our other Prof and asked ‘Have you seen the e mails that I am receiving?’. He told me not to take the bait, there was a Cunning Plan afoot with a view to complaining about that Bully Baker who has been put up to it all by that Elitist Bastard Howard Davis.  So I did ask Howard if he’d help with setting up our stall at the postgrad fair, he said yes, a load of helpful students offered to help as well and on the big day there was the Social Sciences Collective out in force to answer the many inquiries from Business School students who wanted to er work with Howard at postgrad level. The queue of Inquirers at our stall was the longest of any of the stalls. We also had two Profs – Howard and Ian – to answer students’ questions. The Business School’s stall was in a little bit of difficulty because not one member of academic staff condescended to make an appearance and the stall was staffed by the Grendel who had written the rude e mails to me and her mate. Who were not graduates themselves and could not advise.

A Soc Sci PhD student thought up a witty slogan re the Vulgar School Of Money and Materialism being defeated at our hands and I thought that it would be nice if I added that in Latin on the bottom of all of my e mails. So naturally I asked Howard if he could translate. I was gobsmacked to be told by Howard, he who speaks English, Welsh, French, German, Russian and a bit of Bulgarian, that he didn’t speak Latin. I told him that I was amazed and Howard explained that he chose to do Greek instead of Latin at school.

Pothos, lira, dan angsa (inv 6253 MANN).jpg Apollo (Ἀπόλλων, ApóllōnGod of music, arts, knowledge, healing, plague, prophecy, poetry, manly beauty, and archery. He is the son of Zeus and Leto, and the twin brother of Artemis. Both Apollo and Artemis use a bow and arrow. In myth, Apollo can be cruel and destructive. He is often accompanied by the Muses. His most famous temple is in Delphi, where he established his oracular shrine. His signs and symbols include the laurel wreath, bow and arrow, and lyre. His sacred animals include roe deer, swans, and pythons. Some late Roman and Greek poetry and mythography identifies him as a sun-god, equivalent to Roman Sol and Greek Helios.

 

This blog does not take orders from either The Unions or Management, but it is inspired by people who have had a bellyful of the Gang as well as people who take the piss. Thus I am responding to both popular Demand and popular Request rather than one or the other.

The most popular demand/request over the last few days has been for me to blog about David Tree, the grandson of the Giant of Theatre Max Beerbohm. David Tree has been mentioned in recent posts, as the husband of Mary Vick, the sister of Gwynne and Dafydd’s Giggling friend Posh Bird Lady Juliet Bingley. Juliet was the wife of Mountbatten’s colleague Admiral Sir Alec Bingley, both of them being the parents of Towering Figure Of MIND, Radical Empowering Giggler William Bingley.

Lady Juliet’s dad was Bart’s surgeon Reginald Vick. The Vicks were a very grand family, land-owning baronets who became lawyers, Top Docs and entered other professions in which Giggling could make a contribution. See eg. ‘Espousing The Interests Of The Labouring Classes’.

David Tree was therefore the son-in-law of Reginald Vick, who ruled the roost at Bart’s when Lord Snowdon’s granddad, Bart’s Trained physician and psychiatrist Robert Armstrong Jones, was still a recent memory, when the Old Goat’s son-in-law, Bart’s Trained Sir Tom Carey-Evans, was still alive and when Lord Snowdon’s dad, barrister Ronald A-J, was a governor of Bart’s. Tom Carey Evans was the nephew of Lord S’s granddad. Gwynne’s Giggles had already begun before Tom died in 1947.

Lady Juliet was a personal friend of Maltese Mafia boss Dom Mintoff, who served two terms as Malta’s PM, as well as Giggler Richard Crossman, Harold Wilson’s Cabinet Minister and UK Spy Chief. TGWU Leader and alleged KGB double agent Lord Jack Jones was also mates with Crossman and Mintoff. Lady Juliet and Crossman (and no doubt Jack Jones as well) were part of the Web Of Corruption – their particular role being corrupt deals re building NHS facilities in the UK as well as healthcare facilities overseas  (see eg. ‘I Didn’t Know You Cared’) – that resulted in the T. Dan Smith-Poulson Scandal in the 1970s, very little of the Web Of Corruption ever being exposed. No-one dared, it all hinged upon the organised abuse/trafficking of kids in care, NHS patients, child porn and Class A drug distribution on the part of Top Docs as part of the deals struck by architects, town planners, corrupt Civil Servants, Cllrs, politicians et al, substantially using public funds to fuel the trade.

David Tree (15 July 1915 in London-4 November 2009), born Ian David Parsons, was an English stage and screen actor from a distinguished theatrical family whose career in the 1930s included roles in numerous stage presentations as well as in thirteen films produced between 1937 and 1941, among which were 1939’s Goodbye Mr. Chips and two of producer Gabriel Pascal‘s adaptations of Shaw classics, 1938’s Pygmalion, in which he portrayed Freddy Eynsford-Hill, and 1941’s Major Barbara, in which he was Charles Lomax.

Tree was born in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, the son of theatre critic Alan Parsons and actress Viola Tree, the daughter of renowned Victorian actor-manager Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree. David Tree’s first exposure to the stage came at the age of six, when he played a bear in his mother’s 1921 revival of The Tempest at the Aldwych Theatre in London and continued through his childhood years, as exemplified by his portrayal, at the age of 11, of Lieutenant Spicer in a January 1927 production of Quality Street. David Tree spent a year studying drama at the Old Vic before joining the repertory company at Oxford Playhouse, where he remained for three seasons and, by March 1937, was at the Embassy and Savoy theatres, playing in The Road to Rome. In 1938, David Tree performed at the Intimate Theatre, at Regent Park’s Open Air Theatre, at the Gate Theatre Studio and at the Q Theatre. In 1939 David performed at the Strand Theatre during February and, during March, played Christopher Hatton in Drake at the Coliseum Theatre for King George‘s Pension Fund for Actors.

Tree entered films in 1937 and played in films such as that year’s Return of the Scarlet Pimpernel and in the following year’s Pygmalion, which had special significance for Tree, because his grandfather, Herbert Beerbohm Tree (Herbert was a real Giant Of Theatre, the Gang will have done anything for Herbert’s son-in-law) originated the role of Henry Higgins in the play’s initial English language production in 1914. The film’s producer, Gabriel Pascal, cast Tree’s mother, Viola, in the role of social reporter Perfide, giving Tree a final opportunity to work with his mother. Ill with pleurisy, Viola died at the age of 54, five weeks after Pygmalions 6 October 1938 London premiere.

Tree supported Robert Donat in 1937’s Knight Without Armour and performed in Donat’s Goodbye, Mr. Chips in 1939. At the start of the 1940s, he had four releases, French Without Tears, Return to Yesterday, Just William and Major Barbara, but shortly after putting his film career on hold to aid the war effort, he lost his left hand in an explosion during service with S.O.E., while training French resistance fighters in Scotland. The war came to an end during Tree’s extended recovery and he chose to retire from acting and pursue life as a gentleman farmer.

David Tree’s sister-in-law Lady Juliet Bingley was fuelling the Giggles with Gwynne, Dafydd et al while she was Cunningly Disguised as a social worker and mover and shaker with MIND. After graduating from the LSE, Lady Juliet started work in 1945 as a medical social worker (or Lady Almoner as the job title was in that era) at Armstrong-Jones Central, Bart’s, but gave up this career in 1948 when she married NATO Commander Admiral Sir Alec Bingley, Fifth Sea Lord, 1954-57 and a colleague of Lord Louis Mountbatten.

Sir Alexander Bingley
Nickname(s) Alec
Born 15 February 1905
Died 28 September 1972 (aged 67)
Allegiance United Kingdom
Service/branch Royal Navy
Years of service 1918–1963
Rank Admiral
Commands held Allied Command Channel (1961–63)
Commander-in-Chief, Portsmouth (1961–63)
Allied Forces Mediterranean (1959–61)
Mediterranean Fleet (1959–61)
Flag Officer, Aircraft Carriers (1958–59)
HMS Eagle (1952–53)
HMS Nabaron (1945)
HMS Biter (1944)
HMS Slinger (1943–44)
Battles/wars Second World War
Awards Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath
Officer of the Order of the British Empire
Spouse(s)
Juliet Bingley (m. 1948)

The Bingleys’ family home was at Hoddesdon in Hertfordshire and they were neighbours of many other Posh Gigglers and constituents of MPs dedicated to Gwynne’s Giggles.

Lady Juliet outlived her husband by many years, surviving until Jan 2005, so Juliet was on the scene in 1972 when the Playboy organisation purchased Stocks House in Hertfordshire, to use as a Training Camp for the Bunnies, as a venue for shagfests and for use as the residence of Hugh Hefner’s business partner Victor Lownes III, as discussed in ‘Behind The Scenes With Lord Wigley and Those Perfect Slaves’. Stocks House was a Georgian mansion located outside Aldbury and the location of the 1978 25-hour party (to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the founding of Playboy magazine), when guests and Bunny Girls were allowed upstairs to Stocks’ many bedrooms. Parties at Stocks House were attended by a number of celebrities of the day including Peter Cook, John Cleese, Christopher Reeve, Jack Nicholson, Keith Moon and Tony Curtis. Some shots in the music video for the 1982 song “Our House” by Madness were filmed at Stocks House. The house and swimming pool also featured on the cover of the 1997 Oasis album ‘Be Here Now’.

The Bingleys were stationed in Malta between 1958 and 61 and that is when they became good friends with Dom Mintoff and the Maltese Mafia. When Sir Alec was posted as Commander in Chief at Portsmouth, Juliet ‘worked to improve’ the Naval Family Welfare ServicesSee the source image

Sir Alec retired in 1963, as Supermac’s Govt was clobbered by the Gay Spies In The Admiralty/John Vassall Scandal and then the Profumo Affair. Sir Alec died suddenly on 23 Sept 1972 and Lady Juliet sprang into action once more, resuming work as a medical social worker, taking a part-time post at St Mark’s Hospital, London. St Mark’s specialised in intestinal disorders and Lady Juliet supported patients whose lives were affected by these disabling conditions. After Sir Alec’s retirement Juliet became involved with the National Association for Mental Health (now MIND) – an organisation run by Gwynne, Dafydd and their friends – and was its Chair 1979–1983 and did of course hand over the baton re being a Mental Health Champ to her son William Bingley See the source image who was Legal Director of MIND, then CEO of the Mental Health Act Commission, before moving into NHS governance/senior management, academia, NHS management consultancy and charidee work for The Poor in South Asia.See the source image

In 1979 Lady Juliet was one of the founders of the then National Association for Colitis and Crohn’s, now Crohn’s and Colitis UK. Juliet was appointed MBE in the 1991 New Year Honours, “For services to St. Mark’s Hospital, City and Hackney Health Authority”. Brenda’s 1991 New Years Honours were almost as offensive as Brenda’s 1995 Birthday Honours in terms of rewarding those who had concealed Giggles and associated crime, as discussed in ‘The 1995 Club’. Lady Juliet was a link in serious organised crime on an international level. I know what Lady Juliet’s work at MIND was all about and her Building Of Hospitals in Malta, but I’m wondering why she took such an interest in people with intestinal disorders. I can only presume that it was related to Top Docs’ dodgy research and deals with Big Pharma. I can’t imagine that Lady Juliet would be particularly keen to embrace people who had to go to the bog 20 times in one hour and sometimes didn’t make it in time, she won’t have been inviting them over to Hoddesdon for drinks.

Dates for your diary: Sir Alec Bingley died 23 Sept 1972. In 1972 David Ursell, the Head of Bryn Estyn since 1967, was suspended following a number of complaints regarding the way he instilled discipline at Bryn Estyn. Peter Burton took over as Headmaster. In March 1973, Peter Burton, along with his wife and seven-year-old son, were killed in a road traffic accident near Crewe, Cheshire. The Deputy Headmaster of Bryn Estyn was also killed in the accident. In May 1973, Granville Bernard  ‘Matt’ Arnold was appointed Head of Bryn Estyn, taking over from the acting Head Brynley Goldswain. In Oct 1973, Bryn Estyn became a children’s home, specifically a ‘Community Home with Education’, run by the Local Authority. In Nov 1973, Matt Arnold appointed Peter Howarth to a post at Bryn Estyn School.

Approved schools were traditionally managed directly by the Home Office, but in the early 1970s, responsibility for them was transferred to the DHSS. So for a short time, before becoming a children’s home managed by the Local Authority, Bryn Estyn (along with all other Approved Schools) was the responsibility of the Grocer’s Secretary of State for the DHSS, Sir Keith Joseph. That will have been why the Grocer’s children’s social work adviser, Giggler and long-time facilitator of organised abuse Barbara Kahan, was originally appointed to advise the Grocer’s Home Secretary Reggie Maudling, but was then transferred to the role of Keith Joseph’s adviser at the DHSS.

Kahan began her career in Giggles as a social worker in Dudley in the West Midlands, then spent many years Giggling in Oxfordshire, where she rose to become Deputy Director of Oxfordshire Social Services, before being headhunted by the Grocer… Kahan was married to Top Doc child psych Vladimir Kahan and in Oxfordshire was the line manager of Louis Minster, an active paedophile who subsequently became Director of Richmond-upon-Thames Social Services and ran a huge ring of Gigglers…

Oxfordshire was choc a block with Gwynne’s friends and protectors,  in terms of Top Docs in senior administrative and clinical roles, Cllrs and politicians, senior managers of the Regional Health Board and Social Services etc. Matters were assisted considerably by Spy Chief Richard Crossman having been a don at New College, Oxford, an Oxfordshire Cllr and subsequently, although serving as the MP for a Coventry constituency, 1945-70, having as his main residence a farm in Oxfordshire.

With regard to Giggling with children in Wales per se, Keith Joseph didn’t get much of a go, because in 1972, the remit for Social Services, including children in care, was transferred from the DHSS to the Welsh Office. That arrangement was made when George Thomas was Secretary of State for Wales, 1968-70, but wasn’t implemented until midway through the Grocer’s time as PM.

Previous posts discuss how the BMA campaigned so robustly for Grocer Heath and against the Labour Party in the weeks before the 1970 General Election – including organising industrial action on the part of GPs and providing them with campaign material telling patients that they were doing this because Labour were damaging the NHS – that it was accepted that the BMA won it for the Grocer. 

Gwynne and Dafydd’s mate Harriet Harman’s dad Harley Street/Tommy’s Top Doc John B. Harman became President of the MDU in 1972.

Peter Thomas aka Pedr Paedophilia, Tory MP for Gwynne’s native land of Conwy, 1951-66, during which time he held roles in Govt, including as PPS to Sir Harry Hylton-Foster (the Solicitor General and later Speaker), 1954-59 and as junior Minister at the Foreign Office in 1961, travelling to Moscow with Lord Home in 1963 to sign the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty. Pedr was promoted to Minister of State for Foreign Affairs in 1963, but left office in 1964 when Harold won the General Election. Pedr was re-elected as the MP for Hendon South in June 1970 and held the seat until he retired in 1987, subsequently cluttering up the Lords. Pedr was Grocer Heath’s Secretary of State for Wales, 19 June 1970-5 March 1974 . Pedr grew up in Llanrwrst, famed for Freemasonry and Giggles, where his dad was a solicitor. Pedr was of the security services and Middle Temple. Pedr practised on the Wales and Chester Circuit, and took silk in 1965. He became Deputy Chairman of Cheshire Quarter Sessions in 1966, and then of Denbighshire Quarter Sessions in 1968, serving in both offices until 1970. Pedr was a Crown Court Recorder from 1974 to 1988, and also sat as an arbitrator on the Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris. Pedr was Chairman of the Tory Party, 20 June 1970-7 April 1972.

Pedr Served in the Grocer’s Govt alongside old favourites Willie Whitelaw as N Ireland Secretary, 24 March 1972-2 December 1973; Thatch as Education Secretary throughout the Grocer’s time as PM; and Maurice Macmillan as Chief Secretary to the Treasury, 23 June 1970-7 April 1972, Secretary of State for Employment, 7 April 1972-2 December 1973 and Paymaster General, 2 December 1973-4 March 1974.See the source image

Pedr married Tessa Dean, daughter of actor and film and theatrical producer Basil Dean and his wife, Lady Mercy Greville.

Ronnie W – Garrick – mars-jones – law n luvvies – footlights crowd

Peggy Ashcroft – heath link

 

Having inherited a Victorian schoolhouse and three cottages in East Hertfordshire,  David Tree converted them to dwellings. Tree’s property was known as Baas Manor Farm. Having met Lady Juliet’s daughter Mary Vick, of Rickmansworth, on an underground train on the last day of the war, Tree introduced himself and, within a short time, asked her to marry him. Starting a farm where none had been before, they raised, in turn, bees, ducks, cows and Landrace pigs, the descendants of which he exhibited at the Royal Show where Tree broke all records by winning 1st prize in every category.

The family home of Lady Juliet and Admiral Alexander Bingley was in Hertfordshire and my post ‘       ‘ discusses how a number of constituency MPs of that county were so close to Gwynne and Dafydd that it was unlikely to be a coincidence. Shirl was of course the MP for Hitchin in Hertfordshire, 15 October 1964-8 February 1974 and Hertford and Stevenage, 28 February 1974-7 April 1979. Shirl was a useful idiot who colluded with the Gang and who’s first husband Bernard Williams was an Oxford don who worked for the security services and who, being a Philosopher, knew Bertrand Russell’s crowd. See eg. ‘How Sweet To Be An Idiot’. Pre-Bernard, Shirl Stepped Out with Peter Parker, another MI5 man who became WHAT of British Rail – WEDGIES BOOK – other job??

Shirl was a Somerville alumnus who was part of the crowd at Somerville while Giggling Bloomsbury Group Top Doc Dame Janet Vaughan was Principal of Somerville, 1945-67, as discussed in ‘Is It Because I Is Megan?’ eg. Thatch, Esther, Margaret Jay and Lord Gnome’s female relatives, including his second wife Veronica, my father’s cousin (see ‘Lord Gnome, My Distant Relative By Marriage’) who married into the Lucans as discussed in ‘Except You’re A Bird’. Shirl was one of that era’s silly vain old bags who were selected as candidates for all parties (who’s male relatives were usually working for the security services) because Politics Needed Women.

It was a con trick and as someone commented to me yesterday, ‘they were usually selected as candidates because they were useless and pliable’. Which was the conclusion that I had drawn. Young attractive women but small c conservative, very tame, middle class who would bang on about how terrible it was the We Women had been held back by The Men while telling less advantaged women what to do, the theory being that they would be more likely to Believe Another Woman. Sadly it worked; these stupid dangerous idiots ruthlessly promoted to other women a range of failed ideas/interventions/institutional structures from cod liver oil, antenatal and baby clinics, nursery education, Family Planning, sterilisation/hysterectomies/HRT for no good reason, various baby and childcare theories, it was endless and all about Gov’t control, not about women’s and children’s health.

The huge scandals that are only now becoming public – including the transporting of British children to Australia to lives of slavery and of course organised abuse – would not have been possible without a Dame Edith or a Shirl or a Thatch to patronise women voters but in a different way to male politicians. Sunny Jim kissed middle-aged working class women whom he had never met before on the cheek and told them to Vote Labour On Thursday Dear, while Thatch leant forward into their personal space and said in a breathy affected voice ‘You Know My Dear, Men don’t know like us do they?’

BTW do any readers know if that tale that did the rounds re Thatch Being A Very Understanding Woman In Person, the story about the young waitress who spilt the soup over Thatch, who was mortified but reassured by Thatch ‘My Dear you mustn’t worry at all’ ad nauseum, was a Saatchi and Saatchi initiative? I heard that first from Mrs Brady but I don’t think it was witnessed at the Clarence, it was a story that did the rounds in the wake of public anger over Thatch’s activities as PM.

Richard Shattock, an academic who worked in the Dept of Plant Biology at UCNW (Richard Shattock was from Bristol and a Tory, but I don’t know if he was a relation of David Shattock, the Chief Constable of Avon and Somerset who picked up a gong in Brenda’s 1995 Birthday Honours Of Shame), and the appalling Nita Mitchell-Heggs, People Trafficking Occupational Health Officer of St George’s, both told me the same tale re Thatch, when they tried to do the ‘You’re a Student Grant See the source imageSee the source image who knows sod all about politics’ bit. I didn’t bother to continue the argument See the source image because everything I was saying was being dismissed by two people who didn’t seem to actually realise that I had been at the scene of so many crimes re leading Tories…

Footage of those we know and love in action shows very clearly that the politician who did have a very pleasant engaging style with the public and it seems at all times was in fact Wedgie Benn. I have big reservations about Benn because he knew about the Top Docs and the Giggles and did not stop them, but Tony Benn was able to chat away to a whole range of people from all walks of life and he did not patronise them or get nasty if he was challenged. The media was so hostile to Benn that I suspect if there had been times when he was offensive in public, we’d never have heard the end of it. Wedgie Benn absolutely did not conduct himself a la Sunny Jim and the bastards – or Thatch – and it’s why people liked him. Benn also had a very entertaining take on the characterisation of him by so many as a wild-eyed dangerous loony.

Nobody ever had to Tell A Story about how they’d been told by One Who Knows that Benn was a nice bloke in Real Life, because that was the impression that he gave. His children haven’t been caught trying to bring about a Military Coup in Equatorial Guinea la Stinker Thatcher; Hilary was a Blairite but that’s as scandalous as things became and Benn openly discussed how his good relationship with Hilary overcame Hilary’s support for Miranda.

Wedgie-Benn’s engaging and entertaining style seems to have disguised something terrible underneath. Although Wedgie was working for the security services (see previous posts), so a la Eric Hobsbawm, I always bear in mind that Wedgie might well have been All Cunning re those regular visits to Tommy’s to have cups of tea with them there. If Wedgie was being All Cunning and was trying to put the Gigglers out of action he was spectacularly ineffective…

Re Shirl, I have been very remiss. Because Shirl built her reputation by dining out on her mother being Vera Brittain, I have missed the serious offender that was Shirl’s dad. Shirl’s dad explains much.

Sir George Edward Gordon Catlin (26 July 1896-7 February 1979) was an English political scientist and philosopher. A strong proponent of Anglo-American co-operation, Catlin worked for many years as a Professor at Cornell University and other universities and colleges in the United States and Canada. McMaster University Libraries hold Catlin’s correspondence archive and the body of some of his works.

Catlin was born in Liverpool, the son of George Edward Catlin (1858-1936), an Anglican clergyman. He was educated at St Paul’s School and New College, Oxford, one of the favourite recruiting grounds for the British security services. Richard Crossman was recruited at New College shortly after Catlin. See the source imageIt was at New College that Catlin converted to Roman Catholicism after his wartime hiatus.

Catlin volunteered for military service in the early months of the First World War, but was rejected, and spent most of the war working for the liquor traffic department of the Central Control Board. However, Catlin became a soldier in the last months of the war, fighting on the Western Front in Belgium.

After the war Catlin received his M.A. at Oxford and won three major prizes, including the Gladstone Prize and the Matthew Arnold prize in 1921 for his essay on the political thought of Thomas Hobbes entitled Thomas Hobbes as Philosopher, Publicist and Man of Letters. Catlin took up the relatively new field of political science. This was better established in the USA and at the invitation of the historian Wallace Notestein Catlin began lecturing at Cornell University where he had the close association of Carl Becker. There he completed his doctoral thesis, published in 1926 entitled The Science and Method of Politics. Catlin was an Assistant Professor of Politics at Cornell by the age of 28 and subsequently twice Acting Chairman. In 1926 Catlin was appointed to be the Director of the National Commission (Social Research Council) to study the impact of prohibition in the United States. His conclusions were subsequently published as a book.

Catlin was a strong proponent of Anglo-American co-operation, even to the extent of advocating an organic union between the two countries. Catlin published Anglo-Saxony and Its Tradition in 1939. He also had ambitions to be directly involved in British politics through the Labour Party.

Now Then. Between 1928 and 1931 Catlin was attached to the personal staff of Sir Oswald Mosley. This was a period before Mosley had made his final break with the Labour Party to become openly fascist. So Shirl’s dad knew my grandfather as well as Clough’s brother-in-law, John Strachey of Giggles.

Shirl, do you know why so many people were told about my Nazi grandfather by your associates, when your dad was working with him at the time? Or are you still too busy banging on about your mum’s achievements to have time to explain this particular conundrum?

In 1929 George Catlin assisted H.G. Wells, Arnold Bennett, and others in establishing The Realist magazine. Catlin was an unsuccessful Labour candidate in two general elections: 1931 in Brentford and Chiswick, and 1935 in Sunderland. From 1935 to 1937 Catlin served on the Executive Committee of the Fabian Society. Shirl inherited the gene for being on the Executive Committee of the Fabian Society, See the source imageit’s a dominant gene in the Catlins.

During the 1930s Catlin travelled extensively. He visited Germany, where in 1933 he witnessed the trial of Dimitrov for allegedly setting the Reichstag fire, a forewarning of what Nazism was to become. Don’t mention Oswald and Diana for God’s sake, I don’t expect George remembered knowing them… George went to Soviet Russia for a prolonged examination of the newly established Communist regime there and to Spain during the height of the Civil War. George called in at all the right places then. During this period Catlin wrote a large number of articles as a journalist, mostly for the Yorkshire Post. He served on the campaign team of Presidential candidate Wendell Willkie during 1940 and his subsequent book, One Anglo-American Nation appeared in 1941.

George Catlin was an early advocate for the independence of India, after meeting Mahatma Gandhi in 1931 in London. He visited India in 1946 and 1947 and published a tribute to Gandhi after his assassination, In the Path of Mahatma Gandhi (1948).

It’s really great that George never made any political misjudgements like so many other political activists of that era. Here’s Ghandi with his two Giggling friends, memorably denounced as ‘persons of low morals’ by the US security services:See the source image

In 1947 Catlin lectured in Peking. He served as Provost of Mar Ivanios College in India for 1953–54 and as Chairman and Bronfman Professor in the Department of Economics and Political Science at McGill University between 1956 and 1960. Catlin was a founder of the Movement for Atlantic Union, which was established in 1958. He drafted the constitution of the Paris-based Atlantic Institute, founded in 1961. Catlin was also a member of the Pilgrims Club of Great Britain.

George’s autobiography, on which he had worked sporadically since the end of the First World War, was finally published in 1972 as For God’s Sake, Go.

In the 1970 Birthday Honours, Catlin was knighted for services to Anglo-American relations.See the source image

Catlin married the English novelist Vera Brittain in 1925 after a courtship that began as a correspondence. She was pursuing her own career as a writer in Britain and the marriage endured many Atlantic-wide separations. They went on to have two children, John Edward Jocelyn Brittain-Catlin (1927–1987), whose memoirs, Family Quartet, appeared in 1987; and Shirl,  Shirley Williams (born 1930).

After Vera Brittain’s death in 1970, Catlin married Delinda Gates (1913-2002) in Chelsea, London in 1971. He died in Southampton, Hampshire on 7 Feb 1979 at the age of 82. At the time, his dim daughter was Sunny Jim’s Secretary of State for Education, there were organised abuse rings in many schools such as in north Wales and Bridgy and I and my friends were in one such bear pit being targeted by teachers who objected to my grandfather whom they had never known. Shirl ignored the serious problems in such schools and also refused Dafydd Wigley’s request – which was no more than a charade anyway – to hold a Public Inquiry into Sir Charles Evans’ mismanagement of UCNW, such was the chaos presiding…See the source imageGeorge was buried alongside his father at St James the Great Church, Old Milverton, Warwickshire.

Looks like you’re even more culpable than I have previously accused you of being Shirl! Now I know why you refused to respond to any of the serious complaints about schools in places like Bridgy or north Wales, yet alone about UCNW. And why you managed to not notice that John Allen, Gwynne and Dafydd were mass producing child porn when you worked as a Home Officer Minister, 1969-70 and held the remit for obscene publications.

Shirl is a Giggler of the finest pedigree! It explained the next stage of her career after she excelled at the Dept of Education.Four of the UK’s leading Gigglers, one of them clearly labelled in the image above.

A reminder of the Giggling Nightmare that has lasted so many years:

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Interestingly enough, Shirl was appointed Secretary of State at the DES when Chilton Trinity School began filling up with teachers who were very hostile to me – not that they were pleasant to the other kids – and constantly commented on what ‘your family’ is like, including the crazed sex obsessed RE teacher Mr Freeman who arrived in Somerset from Reading, hated Somerset and everyone in it, moved in near my auntie and uncle, caused havoc in three different churches for a number of reasons including his Ugandan discussions and surpassed himself when he punched a girl at Chilton in the face and broke her cheekbone. See ‘Except You’re A Bird’. See the source imagePrevious posts have discussed how the Headmaster, Bill Francis, was constantly protected by high echelons in the Labour Party, in the face of very serious complaints from parents to Somerset Education Authority and the local (Tory) MP.

Shirl would have done anything to have got rid of Thatch wouldn’t you Shirl? Except dealing with a gang of old paedophiles, some of whom were personally known to Thatch. As well as to Shirl. They were in the schools Shirl, it was your responsibility and you most certainly knew about it. Shirl first dipped her toe into Education as Minister during 1967-69; massive inequality in schools Shirl, I had begun school by then and I remember it well. Very few kids from my primary schools went on to any sort of education after 16 let alone 18, particularly after they’d had the Bridgy secondary school experience.

Then there were the allegations of unfair practice in the 11 plus when that still existed in Somerset ie. until approx. 1973. I had previously dismissed this as conspiracy theory on the grounds that it would have been difficult for the fiddles alleged to have taken place. The fiddles were via a different method; one such fiddle being to not tell certain kids that this was an important external exam, thus allowing them to play about and not bother to complete it. The other fiddle was being executed at an individual level by the Headteachers: the child who had officially failed the 11 plus but was given a place at the grammar school anyway if their family were teachers and knew the Heads. One such family who found out about this were a family who joined Bridgy Tories thinking that Tom King et al might be the circle for them but scarpered after months, appalled at what Tom King and his mates were doing.See the source image

Shirl implemented comprehensives – although Thatch as Education Secretary oversaw the creation of more comps than Shirl did – and the schools in Bridgy all became much worse. The Bridgy schools became comps when Thatch was the Grocer’s Education Secretary. It was when Thatch held that role that Mrs Brady had lunch with her. After standards re schools in Bridgy fell even further, the entire professional classes of Bridgy shipped their kids out of the town for their schooling. Thanks Shirl, I was one left in there!

Shirl began Giggling before she got near Parliament. Shirl was educated at various schools, including Mrs Spencer’s School in Brechin Place, South Kensington; See the source imageChristchurch Elementary School in Chelsea; Talbot Heath School in Bournemouth; and St Paul’s Girls’ School for Posh Birds. During the Second World War, Shirl was evacuated to Minnesota in the United States for three years. Even the Queen Mum Gawd Bless Er and the Firm didn’t nip over to the US to Escape, although Mr Thrope and Greville Janner were exported across the Atlantic a la Shirl, lest anyone suggest that they had to get in the Anderson Shelter with the plebs. The Royals famously Suffered In The Blitz so that the Queen Mum Gawd Bless Er could Look The East End In The Eye. They’d have been quite cross in Vallance Road See the source imageif they’d known that the Royals were being driven out to the safety of the home counties every night.

While she was an undergraduate and Open Scholar at Somerville College, Oxford, Shirl was a member of the Oxford University Dramatic Society (OUDS) and toured the USA playing the role of Cordelia in an OUDS production of Shakespeare‘s King Lear directed by a young Tony Richardson. VANESSA?? In 1950, Shirl became the first woman to Chair the Oxford University Labour Club.

Lord Gnome’s second wife Veronica went to St Paul’s School for Posh Birds as well as Somerville; St Paul’s for Posh Birds followed by Somerville was the preferred educational pathway for Gnome’s female relatives, although a few rebelled and went to Badminton, the LSE and St Hugh’s College, Oxford. See ‘Lord Gnome, My Distant Relative By Marriage’. The Principal of St Hugh’s, 1962-73, was the archaeologist Dame Kathleen Kenyon, one of Lord Kenyon’s extended family of Gigglers. Dame Kathleen grew up in Bloomsbury, went to St Paul’s School for Posh Birds and Somerville a la Gnome’s wife Veronica et al. Dame Kathleen’s father Sir Frederic Kenyon was a biblical scholar and Director of the British Museum. See eg.’ Is It Because I Is Megan?’

Whether any of Gnome’s family ever passed through Mrs Spencer’s joint for Posh Toddlers in South Kensington I have no idea.

After graduating, Shirl was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship and studied at Columbia University in New York City. On returning to Britain, Shirl began her career as a journalist, working firstly for the Daily Mirror and then for the Financial Times, along with Samuel’s brother. For details of Shirl and Sam’s bosses on the FT, the aristocratic Hare family ie. the Lords Blakenham who were part of the Pearson publishing empire, see ‘Except You’re A Bird’. In 1960, Shirl became General Secretary of the Fabian Society.

Shirl, Mr H, See the source imageanother name of an offender for you! See ‘I Didn’t Know You Cared’.

I’m telling Mr H about Mrs Spencer’s School for Posh Toddlers; look Mr H, this is Brechin Place:Image result for Brechin Place South KensingtonObviously the Catlin/Brittain household will have been equitable re Gender, thus Shirl was indistinguishable from her male peers at Mrs Spencer’s: See the source image

From the mid-1960s David Tree was a leading commercial lily grower and humorously chronicled his successes, failures and adventures as a post-war farmer in the autobiography, Pig in the Middle (Michael Joseph, 1966, reprinted by Noble Books, 2006). The book became the basis for the 1975–78 sitcom The Good Life, for which Tree received no royalties or credit, except for recognition from cast member Felicity Kendal. Because of Gwynne and Dafydd’s Giggling friends in film and media, rather more significance can be attributed to lame TV sitcoms than many viewers realised. ‘The Good Life’ was in the heyday of Savile’s era at the BBC.

Felicity Kendal’s co-star in ‘The Good Life’ was Richard Briars who was one of the guests on the 7 Dec 1983 ‘This Is Your Life’ episode that starred George Thomas, as detailed in previous posts. George Thomas who had before his political career worked as a school teacher in London and Cardiff, after training at Southampton University. Thomas held office in the NUT and via Southampton University knew a number of crooks who were linked to Lord Denning and other facilitators of the organised abuse, including Labour MP Horace King aka Lord Maybray-King. See post ‘I Didn’t Know You Cared’.

Briars was introduced on ‘This Is Your Life’ as a good mate of George Thomas who knew Thomas through their charidee work for children. Felicity Kendal and her bum were the partner of playwright Tom Stoppard, he who began his career working for the Bristol-based ‘Western Daily Press’ and was first married to Dr Miriam. Dr Miriam was an Angel from a council estate in Newcastle until she found out about Gwynne and Dafydd’s Giggling partners in Newcastle/Durham, led by Lord John Walton et al; Miriam soon became a medical student, then a junior doc, then a media Top Doc. I used to think that Miriam hit fame and fortune because Tom knew about the Giggling. No, Tom hit fame and fortune because Miriam knew about the Giggling. Tom split up with Felicity and her bum and is now married to Sabrina Guinness, who famously turned down an offer of marriage from Carlo because she knew what she’d be letting herself in for if she said yes. Miriam is the auntie of Baroness Oona King the Oppressed, who went to school with Uncle Harry’s nephews and Duw it was hard. See previous posts.

Previous posts discussed Penelope Keith, the Posh Bird from ‘The Good Life’, who lived in the area of Witley, near where I used to live in Surrey and how there was a whole collection of Stars in the locality, including Giggler Terry Scott, who died on 26 July 1994, the month after Matt Arnold died ‘from an unidentified blood disease’, the same month in which Peter Howarth was jailed for 10 years for sexually abusing kids in care in north Wales. Miranda became Leader of the Labour Party on 21 July 1994; Miranda’s old mate the Labour MP for a Co Durham seat Ernest Armstrong had concealed Howarth and Arnold when they were Giggling at Axwell Park Approved School in Gateshead during the 1960s before they relocated to Bryn Estyn in 1973. Bodger and Malcolm Pearce staged their research fraud during the summer of 1994 but were exposed very soon afterwards (see ‘Now Then…’) and by July 1994, Dafydd had planted that brick that I threw through his glass door at 2 am in the morning and the MDU were carefully fabricating evidence,  in collaboration with the Gang and the Welsh Office bent lawyer Andrew Park, to demonstrate that I was a danger to Dafydd and all other Top Docs. See ‘The Price Is Right’.

Although the likes of Penelope Keith and Terry Scott lived in the Witley area, the local GP was dreadful on the one and only time that I encountered him. I later presumed that it was personal as it tended to be with Top Docs and me but some years ago I found out that he’d been struck off. He certainly should have been, but I’m intrigued as to why the GMC took action against him and not those who were even worse. The account of Terry Scott’s death suggests that the Top Docs gave him a little push. See previous posts.

The Gang’s control of swathes of the media was put to good use for PR purposes in the 1970s; at the time the Gang were rapidly expanding the Giggles.

Linford Rees south Wales – Bart’s – Angharad – Poldark – Cornwall – Christopher Cazenove posh luvvie – brother in Brenda’s guards – Angharad – Alan Bates – then David McAlpine – all dead – Bart’s Angels n Docs – dynasty crowd via cazenove

In 1961 David Tree became a founding member of the Hoddesdon Society “set up to protect the town from tower blocks and excessive development that did not fit in with its historic architecture”, remaining the Society’s President for a number of years. The Bingley family home was at Hoddesdon – all crashing out at David Tree’s place perhaps??

In 1973, Tree’s friend, director Nicolas Roeg, persuaded him to return to the screen in Roeg’s horror film Don’t Look Now, playing the role of an ineffectual headmaster. The Tree family manor provided the exterior and interior for the opening sequences as did his lake, where the red anoraked girl drowns. Tree was deeply contented in his home life, his 63-year marriage and his passionate interests in gardening, natural history, ecology, history and the career of his renowned grandfather. David Tree died at the Queen Elizabeth II Hospital in Welwyn Garden City three months after his 94th birthday, leaving his wife, Mary, daughters Belinda, Gay and Vicken, and son James. Another daughter, Susie, died in 1989.

Welwyn Garden City  was the location of a big Smith Kline and French plant, which had excellent contacts at Hammersmith Hospital/Royal Postgraduate Medical School in the 1980s. When I was doing my MSc there, 1986-87, we went on a three day course at SKF at Welwyn Garden City. Previous posts have discussed the heavy management and the regime of fear under which researchers worked at SKF. The scientist who led our three day course had previously worked at Guy’s and had almost doubled his salary when he left Guy’s for SKF. Although he was terrified of upsetting his bosses and wanted to Rise Higher in SKF himself, I heard some two years later that SKF HQ suddenly closed his whole Dept and made everyone in it redundant, including him. After I began this blog I was told that it was because of me having noticed a few matters during that three day course and subsequently refusing to buckle to pressure from the Gang in spite of High Court cases. SKF closed everything down linked with what I had remembered from Hammersmith and the Oppressed former Guy’s researcher.

It was the SKF toxicology teratology unit that was closed, one wonders what they had to hide there…

David Tree is fondly remembered in the autobiographies of fellow performer James Mason (Before I Forget, Hamish Hamilton, 1981), with whom he appeared in the supporting cast of Return of the Scarlet Pimpernel, and actor-turned-documentary-maker Kenneth Griffith (The Fools Pardon, Little, Brown and Company, 1994).

David Tree’s daughter Vicken Parsons, Lady Gormley (born 1957), is a British artist, mostly painting in oils, but also making sculptures. Her works are displayed in Tate Britain, and are in the collections of the Arts Council and the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. She attended the Slade School of Fine Art, in London. She is represented by Alan Cristea Gallery, London and Ivorypress, Madrid.

Parsons’ solo exhibitions have included Galerie Christine König (Vienna), Kettle’s Yard, the Alan Cristea Gallery, and Tate St Ives.

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Parson’s work has also been exhibited at the Royal Academy, the Institute of Contemporary Arts, Tate Modern, Southampton City Art Gallery and Kunsthalle Mannheim.

Vicken’s husband is sculptor Sir Antony Gormley, O.B.E. Vicken met Gormley while attending the Slade, and they married in 1980. She also worked as his assistant. Gormley said of her:

For the first 15 years she was my primary assistant. She did all of the body moulding… I think there are a lot of myths that art is made by, usually, lone men… I just feel so lucky and so blessed really, that I have such a strong supporter, and lover, and fellow artist.

Sir Antony Mark David Gormley, (born 30 August 1950), is a British sculptor. His works include the Angel of the NorthSee the source image a public sculpture in Gateshead in the North of England, commissioned in 1994 and erected in February 1998; Another Place on Crosby Beach near Liverpool; and Event Horizon, a multi-part site installation which premiered in London in 2007, around Madison Square in New York City, in 2010, in São Paulo, Brazil, in 2012, and in Hong Kong in 2015–16.

In 2008 The Daily Telegraph ranked Gormley number 4 in their list of the “100 most powerful people in British culture”.

Gormley was the youngest of seven children born to a German mother and a father of Irish descent. His paternal grandfather was an Irish Catholic from Derry who settled in Walsall in Staffordshire. The ancestral homeland of the Gormley Clan (Irish: Ó Goirmleadhaigh) in Ulster was East Donegal and West Tyrone, with most people in both Derry City and Strabane being of County Donegal origin. Gormley has stated that his parents chose his initials, “AMDG”, to have the inference Ad maiorem Dei gloriam – “to the greater glory of God”. Gormley grew up in a Roman Catholic family living in Hampstead Garden Suburb as did Harold Wilson. Mandy came from that part of the world too. Image result for peter mandelson imagesGormley attended Ampleforth College, the Benedictine boarding school in Yorkshire, before reading archaeology, anthropology and the history of art at Trinity College, Cambridge, 1968-71. He travelled to India and the Dominion of Ceylon/Sri Lanka to learn more about Buddhism between 1971 and 1974. After attending Saint Martin’s School of Art and Goldsmiths in London from 1974, Gormley completed his studies with a postgraduate course in sculpture at the Slade School of Fine Art, UCL, 1977-79.

While at the Slade, Gormey met Vicken Parsons, who was to become his assistant and, in 1980, his wife, as well as a successful artist in her own right. Gormley said of her:

For the first 15 years she was my primary assistant. She did all of the body moulding… I think there are a lot of myths that art is made by, usually, lone men… I just feel so lucky and so blessed really, that I have such a strong supporter, and lover, and fellow artist.

The couple have three children, a daughter and two sons.

Gormley’s career began with a solo exhibition at the Whitechapel Art Gallery in 1981. Almost all his work takes the human body as its subject, with his own body used in many works as the basis for metal casts. Gormley describes his work as “an attempt to materialise the place at the other side of appearance where we all live.” Many of his works are based on moulds taken from his own body, or “the closest experience of matter that I will ever have and the only part of the material world that I live inside.” Gormley’s work attempts to treat the body not as an object but a place and in making works that enclose the space of a particular body to identify a condition common to all human beings. The work is not symbolic but indexical – a trace of a real event of a real body in time.Screen Shot 2016-03-10 at 17.28.06The 2006 Sydney Biennale featured Gormley’s Asian Field, an installation of 180,000 small clay figurines crafted by 350 Chinese villagers in five days from 100 tons of red clay. The appropriation of others’ works caused minor controversy and some of the figurines were stolen in protest. Also in 2006, the burning of Gormley’s 25-metre high The Waste Man formed the zenith of the Margate Exodus.

In 2007, Gormley’s Event Horizon, consisting of 31 life-size and anatomically correct casts of his body, four in cast iron and 27 in fiberglass, was installed on top of prominent buildings along London’s South Bank, and installed in locations around New York City’s Madison Square in 2010. Gormley said of the New York site that “Within the condensed environment of Manhattan’s topography, the level of tension between the palpable, the perceivable and the imaginable is heightened because of the density and scale of the buildings” and that in this context, the project should “activate the skyline in order to encourage people to look around. In this process of looking and finding, or looking and seeking, one perhaps re-assess one’s own position in the world and becomes aware of one’s status of embedment.”

Critic Howard Halle said that “Using distance and attendant shifts of scale within the very fabric of the city, [Event Horizon] creates a metaphor for urban life and all the contradictory associations – alienation, ambition, anonymity, fame – it entails.” Thus spoke a member of the Dada Meinhof Gang.See the source image

In July 2009, Gormley presented One & Other, a Fourth Plinth commission, an invitation for members of the public, chosen by lot, to spend one hour on the vacant plinth in Trafalgar Square in London. This “living art” happening initially attracted much media attention. It even became a topic of discussion on the long-running BBC radio drama series The Archers, where Gormley made an appearance as himself. In 2012, Gormley began making sculptures that could be termed as “digital-cubism”. Through solid steel cubes the human form is rendered into an array of different postures and poses, boldly standing in a white gallery space. In March 2014 Gormley appeared in the BBC Four series What Do Artists Do All Day? in an episode which followed him and his team in their Kings Cross studio, preparing a new work – a group of 60 enormous steel figures – called Expansion Field. The work was shown at the Zentrum Paul Klee in Bern.

In May 2015 five life-sized sculptures, Land, were placed near the centre and at four compass points of the UK in a commission by the Landmark Trust to celebrate its 50th anniversary. They are at Lowsonford (Warwickshire), Lundy (Bristol Channel), Saddell Bay (Scotland), the Martello Tower (Aldeburgh, Suffolk), and Clavell Tower (Kimmeridge Bay, Dorset). The Dorset sculpture was knocked over into Kimmeridge Bay by a storm in September 2015. On 6 September 2015, Another Place saw its 10th anniversary at Crosby Beach, Liverpool. See the source imageTalking of their 10th birthday:

I’m just delighted by the barnacles!

Every time I’m there, just like any other visitor, you’re encouraged to linger a bit longer seeing the tide come in and how many of them disappear. And then you’re encouraged to linger further until they’re revealed again.

In September 2015, Gormley had his first sculpture installed in New Zealand. Stay are identical cast iron human form sculptures, with the first installed in the Avon River in Christchurch’s central city and the other sculpture to be installed in the nearby Arts Centre in early 2016.

Gormley is a Patron of Paintings in Hospitals, a charity that provides art for health and social care in England, Wales and N Ireland.

In 2017 Gormley curated Inside, an exhibition at the Southbank Centre, London, presented by Koestler Trust showing artworks by prisoners, detainees and ex-offenders. In addition Gormley judged their annual category prize, also on the theme ‘inside’.  

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In 2019 Gormley repopulated the island of Delos with iron ‘bodyforms’ with the unprecedented site-specific exhibition SIGHT. Organized and commissioned by NEON Organization and presented in collaboration with the Ephorate of Antiquities of Cyclades this project marked the first time that an artist took over the archaeological site of Delos since the island was inhabited over 5,000 years ago and is the first time a contemporary art installation has been unanimously approved by the Greek Archaeological Council of the Ministry of Culture to take place in Delos, a UNESCO World Heritage Site . Talking about this exhibition Antony Gormley stated “I treat the body as a place encouraging empathic occupation of that which lies the other side of appearance: what it feels like” He installed 29 sculptures made during the last twenty years, including 5 new works specially commissioned by NEON Organization, both at the periphery and integrated amongst Delos’s archaeological site and museum animating the geological and archaeological features of the island.

In 2020 it was confirmed that Gormley would be “lending” a sculpture to Kirklees Collage to sit atop its new building at Pioneer House in the town of his birth, Dewsbury, as part of a major redevelopment in the town.

In 2017 the Royal Academy invited Gormley to consider the possibilities of virtual reality (VR). In 2019 in collaboration with astronomer Priyamvada Natarajan he produced a VR experience called Lunatick which allows the viewer to seemingly travel through space to the Moon and fly over its surface, based on images from NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.

Which sounds like a variation on F’s 1993 satire on the Young British Artists: F suggested that he should suspend a dog turd on a wire, which would revolve around a lightbulb, call it ‘Turd Eclipsing The Sun’ and enter it for the Turner Prize. I and other Empowered Service Users were keen for F to do this, but he refused, declaring that he wouldn’t sell out to the ridiculous but that idea was an example of how bloody silly the YBAs were.

Years later the Philanderer upset The Critics with his comments on Art. As reported by the Indie on 31 Oct 2002:

The culture minister Kim Howells launched an intemperate attack on the art world’s most controversial contest yesterday, accusing this year’s Turner prize contenders of producing “conceptual bullshit”. He had attended a private viewing of the four shortlisted artists at the Tate Britain – and left a note in the gallery expressing his views. The exhibits include a retelling of a pornographic film in pink letters, a Perspex ceiling in coloured bands and a giant black block entitled The Thinker.

Mr Howells, the Parliamentary Under-Secretary at the Department of Culture, Media and Sport, told The Independent: “If this is the best the British art establishment can come up with, then God help us … And the final insult was to walk through a room of Francis Bacons and Henry Moores that exuded artistic ability and humanity.” In a withering signed note left on a message board at the gallery, he said: “It’s cold, mechanical conceptual bullshit … The attempts at contextualisation are particularly pathetic but symptomatic of a lack of conviction.” See the source imageMr Howells denied he was out of touch with modern art. The Turner prize, open to British artists under 50, has been repeatedly dismissed by critics. Last year, it was won by Martin Creed for a light flashing on and off in an empty room and Tracey Emin was shortlisted in 1999 for an unmade bed complete with soiled sheets.
One of those responsible for Discovering Turner Prize Winning Young British Artists, including Rachel Whiteread, was Posh Bird Lady Helen Taylor See the source imagewho works in Posh Galleries. Lady Helen began life as Lady Helen Windsor; she is the daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Kent. See the source imageThe Duchess of Kent is (or was) the Patron of St George’s Hospital, along with Brenda, the Duke’s cousin.

The Duke of Kent holds a senior role in just about every organisation imaginable, far too many to detail here. So I’ll just mention that he has served as Royal Patron of The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn since 2001, a position previously occupied by his father. Lincoln’s Inn of which Lord Denning and George Carman were members, as are Miranda, Cherie and Gnome’s grandson Mark Edward Pelham Piercy (see ‘Except You’re A Bird’ and ‘Time For Resignations…’).

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Years of service 1955–1976 (end of active service)
Rank Field Marshal
Service number 443787
Unit Royal Scots Greys
The Duke is an enthusiastic Freemason. The Duke was initiated into Royal Alpha Lodge No. 16 on 16 December 1963, and was elected its Worshipful Master for 1965 and 1966. Having been appointed Senior Grand Warden in 1966, the Duke was elected as Grand Master the following year, and was installed on 14 June 1967 during United Grand Lodge of England’s 250th anniversary celebrations at the Royal Albert Hall. The Duke is the 10th, and longest-serving Grand Master of UGLE, the governing body of Freemasonry in England and Wales. In December 2013, the Duke celebrated 50 years as a Freemason. In October 2017 he presided over the tercentenary celebrations of UGLE, marking the 300th anniversary of the founding of the original Grand Lodge, one of two which merged to form UGLE in 1813. The main ceremony was held in the Royal Albert Hall, in the year which also marked the Duke’s 50th anniversary of installation as Grand Master.See the source image
See ‘The Price Is Right’ for full details of Lady Helen’s career in Art and supporting Top Docs and for the activities of her extended family in supporting Top Docs and Bodger’s trafficking ring.

Mr H Image result for kim howells images is known for his part in causing trouble at Hornsey Art College when a Whippersnapper. How about it Mr H, ‘Turd Eclipsing The Sun’, if F still refuses to do it himself perhaps we can obtain his permission for someone else to put the satire into practice? Meanwhile, here’s an Old Master to keep us all going:

F used to tell me that Francis Bacon had a very sordid private life (to use Dafydd’s phrase), involving drink and drugs to excess, much Omosexual sexploitation of more vulnerable people and a bit of violence thrown in.
Re Henry Moore, Sir Clough and Amabel’s daughter Susan Williams-Ellis who after marriage became Susan Cooper-Willis, trained under Henry Moore at the Chelsea School of Art. Susan established Portmeirion Potteries Ltd in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, relocating to that area with her husband Euan. Susan is known for her popular ‘Botanicals’ range, as well as for moving from the heart of High Cultured Welsh Bloomsbury Giggles at Plas Brondanw to the site of a linked organised abuse ring nearly as big, concealed by all local Cllrs, politicians etc and propped up by an utterly corrupt police force, as well as by the local HE institution (Keele University), which resulted in the collapse of the regional NHS and a child abuse scandal, of which the enormity of either was never admitted.See the source image

Gormley won the Turner Prize in 1994 with Field for the British Isles. He was quoted as saying that he was “embarrassed and guilty to have won…In the moment of winning there is a sense the others have been diminished. I know artists who’ve been seriously knocked off their perches through disappointment.”

Gormley has been a Royal Academician since 2003, and was a Trustee of the British Museum from 2007 to 2015. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and the Royal Institute of British Architects, honorary doctor of the Universities of Teesside, Liverpool, University College London, and Cambridge, and a fellow of Trinity and Jesus Colleges, Cambridge. In October 2010, Gormley and 100 other leading artists signed an open letter to the Culture Minister Jeremy Hunt protesting against cutbacks in the arts.

On 13 March 2011, Gormley was awarded the Laurence Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Dance for the set design for Babel (Words) at Sadler’s Wells in collaboration with Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Damien Jalet. He was the recipient of the Obayashi Prize in 2012 and is the 2013 Praemium Imperiale laureate for sculpture. Gormley was knighted in the 2014 New Year Honours for services to the arts. For Room, Gormley received the 2015 Marsh Award for Excellence in Public Sculpture.

In 2019, the Royal Academy held an exhibition filling its thirteen main galleries with Gormley’s works, including some new (designed to fit the space), some remade for the gallery and some of his early sculptures, with two rooms of his drawings and sketchbooks.

Gormley’s auction record is £3,401,250 for a maquette of the Angel of the North, set at Christie’s, London, on 14 October 2011. See the source image

 

By Popular Request, I now introduce Professor Colin Crouch. People have been asking me about Colin Crouch, but I’m not sure why specifically. I don’t know Prof Crouch but he gained a following among Apollo’s students and researchers at Bangor University when I was working for Apollo. Apollo knew Colin Crouch; I think that Colin Crouch was one of the examiners for Apollo’s PhD. We loved Colin Crouch, Apollo recommended that we read Colin’s ‘post-democracy’ work and then Colin Crouch published ‘The Strange Non-Death Of Neo-Liberalism’, that was the book that so many of Apollo’s followers read when I worked at Bangor. Had I continued working at Bangor with Apollo, I would have wanted to pursue the sort of work that Colin Crouch was publishing.

Now I might need to apologise to Prof Crouch, because it is possible that he paid a price for Apollo’s followers admiring his work. Colin Crouch was speaking at one of the conferences that we attended with Apollo and we went to listen to him. If I was the Man In The Pub, I would say of Colin Crouch’s lecture ‘That was fucking brilliant that was’.

Colin Crouch spoke on human rights and the abuse of this concept by global capitalism. Colin Crouch discussed how HR lawyers who advised Govts on HR legislation were the very same HR lawyers who were advising big corporations on their Human Rights. Colin stated that people like the Digger See the source imagewere at the time (some 11 years ago) employing those HR lawyers advising Govts on how organisations like News International can claim Human Rights. See the source image I remember that Colin simply stated News International will get those Human Rights and we will then be in very dangerous territory…See the source image Anyone remember Tessa Jowell’s husband International Lawyer David Mills not having to go to prison after he took a bribe from Silvio? Or how one of the Strong Wimmin – they are myriad, they are legion – didn’t have to go to jail either because no-one’s allowed to put Christine Lagarde in prison?

Christine Lagarde
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President of the European Central Bank
Assumed office
1 November 2019
Vice President Luis de Guindos
Preceded by Mario Draghi
Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund
In office
5 July 2011 – 12 September 2019
Deputy John Lipsky
David Lipton
Preceded by John Lipsky (Acting)
Succeeded by David Lipton (Acting)
Kristalina Georgieva
Minister of the Economy, Finance and Industry
In office
19 June 2007 – 29 June 2011
Prime Minister François Fillon
Preceded by Jean-Louis Borloo
Succeeded by François Baroin
Minister of Agriculture
In office
18 May 2007 – 18 June 2007
Prime Minister François Fillon
Preceded by Dominique Bussereau
Succeeded by Michel Barnier
Minister of Commerce
In office
2 June 2006 – 15 May 2007
Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin
Preceded by Christian Jacob
Succeeded by Position abolished
Personal details
Born
Christine Madeleine Odette Lallouette

1 January 1956 (age 64)
Paris, France

Political party Union for a Popular Movement (before 2015)
The Republicans (2015–present)
Other political
affiliations
European People’s Party
Spouse(s) Wilfred Lagarde
Eachran Gilmour
Domestic partner Xavier Giocanti
Children 2
Education Paris Nanterre University
Sciences Po Aix
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*Lipton served as Acting Managing Director from 2 July 2019 – 12 September 2019 while Lagarde was on leave.

We all enjoyed this See the source image but Rebekah Came Back To The Digger – in the way that the woman in the TV ad Came Back To Dr White’s – after the dust had settled and she’d Had The Baby that was the cause of her leaving the Digger’s employment, rather than the phone hacking, bribery, corruption and sharing that former police horse with Call Me Dave. Furthermore I think Rebekah’s baby was a surrogate baby wasn’t he/she? So the maternity leave won’t have been needed on exactly the same grounds as usual…

I was so wowed by Colin Crouch’s lecture – he was brilliant, it was the most thoughtful lecture that I’d heard at a conference – that I e mailed Brown and told him all about. I also told Merfyn about it in an e mail. I am very sorry Professor Crouch, I had no idea that Miranda’s minions were hacking my e mails or that a Giggler would subsequently steal my password, download thousands of e mails, drafts of research proposals, journal articles etc and bribe/blackmail people with them. Gwilym ap Gruffudd,

Gwilym Ap Gruffudd

Remember The Name!

I haven’t been told exactly what Punishment Beating was experienced by Colin Crouch in return for Apollo’s team admiring him, but I can imagine that Human Rights lawyers who are good mates with Global Capitalists who routinely breach other people’s human rights felt quite threatened by Colin Crouch. As any fule kno, when Colin Crouch was a Whippersnapper, he was involved with the LSE student rebellion; Colin Crouch wrote the volume ‘The Student Revolt’ about this. That book was on my shelf in my office at Bangor, the Gigglers will have noticed. At the time of the LSE rebellion, Richard Crossman’s mates, the highest profile being NHS Economics adviser Giggler Brian Abel-Smith, See the source imagewere running the LSE. Gnome’s family had fingers in the LSE pie, Sister Hutt is an LSE alumnus, Nerys, Merfyn’s late wife, studied at the LSE as did her first husband, the favourite of Black US elites, Harvard sociologist Orlando Patterson. There was a contingent from the LSE who were after Merfyn’s blood when Apollo was recommending Colin Crouch to us. This LSE alumnus (who’s old dad was Of The LSE as well) sought to make capital from the aggro: See the source image

Previous posts have explained that Mick – a customer of Brian Abel-Smith’s Gents Outfitters – was an LSE student See the source imagewho knew about all that Giggling among Richard Crossman’s crowd. Of course, one of the HR lawyers who advises Govts and Global Capitalists also completed her degree at the LSE:See the source image

Colin Crouch, Who Woke Up To The Nightmare before many others:

Colin Crouch
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Colin Crouch in 2013

Colin Crouch, FBA (born 1944) is an English sociologist and political scientist. He coined the post-democracy concept in 2000 in his book Coping with Post-Democracy. Crouch gained his BA at the LSE and his doctorate at Nuffield College, Oxford. In 1969, Crouch began work as a Lecturer in Sociology at the LSE. See the source imageFrom 1972 to 1973 Crouch was a Lecturer at the University of Bath. From 1973 to 1985 he was Lecturer and Reader in Sociology at the LSE. Then, from 1985 to 1994 Crouch was a Fellow of Trinity College, Oxford and Professor of Sociology at the University of Oxford. From 1995 to 2000 Crouch was Curator of their Bodleian Library. From 1995 to 2004 Colin Crouch was Professor of Sociology and Chaired the department of Political Science at the European University Institute of Florence. From 2005 until 2011 Crouch was Professor of Governance and Public Management at Warwick Business School. In 2005, Colin Crouch was elected fellow of the British Academy. Since 2011 Crouch has been Emeritus Professor at the International Centre for Governance and Public Management, Warwick Business School, University of Warwick. He is also an External Scientific Member of the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne.

Crouch coined the term “post-democracy” in 2000 in his book Coping with Post-Democracy. It argues that states are conducted by fully operating democratic systems (elections are being held, governments fall and there is freedom of speech), but the application of this democracy is progressively limited. A small elite is making the tough decisions and co-opts the democratic institutions. Crouch developed the idea in an article called Is there a liberalism beyond social democracy? for the think tank Policy Network and in his subsequent book The Strange Non-Death of Neo-Liberalism. The term appeared to define a running evolution within democracies during the 21st century and is polemical because it calls attention to recognized democracies losing some of their foundations and evolving towards an aristocratic regime.

Publications:

  • The Student Revolt, Bodley Head, London 1970
  • Class Conflict and the Industrial Relations Crisis, Heineman, London 1977
  • (Ed. with Alessandro Pizzorno) The Resourgence of Class Conflict in Western Europe Since 1968, 2 Volumes. Macmillan. London 1978
  • The Politics of Industrial Relations, Fontana 1979
  • Trade Unions: The Logic of Collective Action, Fontana 1982
  • Industrial Relations and European State Traditions, Clarendon Press, Oxford 1993
  • (Ed. with Wolfgang Streeck) The Political Economy of Modern Capitalism: Mapping Convergence and Diversity, (1997)
  • Post-democracy, Polity Press, Cambridge 2005, ISBN 0-7456-3314-5
  • The Strange Non-death of Neo-liberalism, John Wiley & Sons, Hoboken 2011, ISBN 978-0-7456-5221-4
  • Making Capitalism Fit for Society , Polity Press, Cambridge 2013, ISBN 9780745672229
  • The Knowledge Corrupters. Hidden Consequences of the Financial Takeover of Public Life, Polity Press, Cambridge 2015, ISBN 9780745669854

Colin Crouch would have been vulnerable to the Jack-straw boot of Abel-Smith and his Giggling mates because when Apollo’s followers were admiring Colin Crouch, Colin Crouch was a Prof at Vichy Warwick, which at the time was ruled by the Ruthless Prince Of Social Scientists Who Sell Out To Neoliberalism, Nigel Thrift. Details of Nigel’s Vicious Attack on someone else from Bangor who Challenged The Gang  can be read in previous posts eg. ‘Vichy Warwick’.

Motto: Travail, Famille, Patrie
“Work, Family, Fatherland” Sir Nigel John Thrift, DL FBA FAcSS FRSGS (born 12 October 1949 in Bath). In 2016 Thrift became Executive Director of the Schwarzman Scholars, an international leadership program at Tsinghua University in Beijing. He is the former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Warwick, having served in the position from 2006 to 2016.

Born in 1949, and educated at Nailsea School, south west of Bristol – my father was born at Nailsea – Thrift then studied geography at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth and did his PhD at the University of Bristol. Thrift has held posts at numerous universities, including the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, the University of Wales, Lampeter, the University of Bristol, and the University of Oxford.

In 2005 Thrift was appointed VC of the University of Warwick, taking up the position in July 2006. He intended to retire at the end of the university’s 50th anniversary year in 2015, but extended by a month to the end of January 2016. Thrift was knighted in the 2015 New Year Honours for Services to Higher Education.

The highlights of Nige’s Services To Higher Education:

At Oxford, Thrift served as head of the Life and Environmental Sciences Division before becoming Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research. In interviews, he hints that his time at Oxford was less than satisfying.

Thrift’s role as Vice Chancellor at Warwick saw him launch several new initiatives, boosting the University’s presence in London (an expansion of the Business School in The Shard building) and overseas (through a strong partnership with Monash University, and with plans to develop a campus in California). Warwick is now ranked in the world’s top 100 universities, and in the top 10 in the UK. During Thrift’s tenure, job cuts to those without sufficient research income in the Medical School and Life Sciences were controversial and provoked acute resentment. The incongruity between Thrift’s progressive writings and his corporatisation of the University has been noted by commentators. This translates as ‘Nigel Thrift is an absolute ruthless bastard who is taking orders from Govt’. (My mate who worked at Warwick told me that, while Miranda was hacking my e mails.)

Thrift was a Chair of a section of the British Research Assessment Exercise (Main Panel H, 2005–07 and member, 2001 Panel for Geography), Chaired the Industry Commission on Higher Education (2012-) and the IPPR Commission on the Future of Higher Education.

The IPPR, as explained in previous posts, is a rather lame, allegedly left leaning think tank that was established by the Windbag and friends, that serves as a job creation scheme for the adult offspring of Labour Party Royalty, before they bag their safe seats. See the source imageThose we know and love have all Passed Through The IPPR. See the source image

In the financial year 2011–12, Thrift’s salary rose by £50,000 (21%) to £288,000.

Some students claimed that the pay raise was unjustified in light of Warwick’s performance in international university league tables, but their protests were rebuffed. In June 2013 when a pay rise of £42,000 (to £316,000) was announced,

a small number of students again protested. The grounds were that the raise went against university cutbacks to staff and student support/bursaries. In the same year, English Professor and outspoken critic of the corporatisation and marketisation of Higher Education, Prof. Thomas Docherty, was controversially suspended for some months for ‘insubordination’ in 2014.

Thrift’s pay increase of £16,000 announced in December 2014,

was again met with protests. On 3 December 2014 police used CS spray to tackle protests at the University of Warwick, after a security guard was assaulted (two protestors, including a student were later prosecuted). Thrift issued a written statement that denounced the alleged violence. This was rapidly followed by a petition calling for Thrift’s knighthood to be rescinded, with over 350 signatures.

Ken Sloan, Warwick’s then Registrar, stated that Thrift has been “targeted personally and directly” by students, including being spat on and verbally assaulted near his home.

In no way would I support such activities Ken, but Merfyn’s wife was left to die by the Top Doctors and Merfyn was forced out of public life following a ruthless campaign of hate. Because unlike Nige, Merfyn and his mate the Philanderer didn’t take orders from Gigglers. BTW, why was one of the best Profs that Nige had in the Warwick Business School put out to grass in 2013 while Nige moved on to CHINA?? Let me guess…See the source image

Readers know that although I gained great entertainment from Miranda and others who stole my letters, hacked into my e mails etc and jumped to conclusions because I made jokes to Apollo, Merfyn et al about BAAPS, Little Strappy Sandals, the Krankies being Swingers etc, there was a downside. Including the deaths of so many witnesses. I’ll leave it to Miranda, Cherie and their friend from Lincoln’s Inn the Hon Mark Edward Pelham Piercy to explain those deaths.

If Prof Crouch was pushed into retirement by Sir Nige of Beijing because Apollo’s team were wowed by his work, I’ll just let him know that because I worked in biomedical research and witnessed so much Giggling and I have those 10,000 documents, I can try to do what Prof Crouch would be able to do so much better than I if he too had worked with Bodger et al ie. I can link the Top Docs and MDU who were bankrolled by the Oil Industry at the London Hospital back in the 1960s, with the growth of Giggles and the merger of those interests with Big Pharma, Life Sciences and the City. It’s really interesting Prof Crouch, it is definitely what happened, but it’s so big that it will take me a while to map it all. The pattern is very clear; Oil – Bankers – the Wellcome Trust and other Altruistic Health Organisations – Big Pharma. Those sectors ended up with the same group of Big Bosses as those who ran Healthcare and it was all propped up by the NHS that is Beyond Criticism. Neoliberalism would not have been possible without the Top Docs and their Big Mates who will smack you in the mouth if you say a bloody word See the source image How about supporting people who complain about a Royal Lobotomist making indecent suggestions next time World?See the source image

 

Lord Gnome -Harrison n C – ERIC Miller

 

Big Labour Name Larry Whitty who was Wedgie-Benn’s Private Secretary at the Ministry of Technology, knew Gnome’s daughter Penelope Piercy, Penelope being the Under-Secretary for the Minister of Technology, including Wedgie-Benn. Penelope bagged her CBE in 1968, while Wedgie-Benn was Minister of Technology, 4 July 1966-19 June 1970, so someone was happy with Penelope’s efforts. Gnome William Piercy, 1st Baron Piercy died on 7 July 1966.

The Lord Whitty
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Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
In office
12 June 2001 – 10 May 2005
Monarch Elizabeth II
Prime Minister Tony Blair
Preceded by Bob Ainsworth
Succeeded by The Lord Bach
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Roads
In office
28 July 1998 – 11 June 2001
Monarch Elizabeth II
Prime Minister Tony Blair
Preceded by The Baroness Hayman
Succeeded by David Jamieson
Lord-in-Waiting
Government Whip
In office
7 May 1997  – 28 July 1998
Monarch Elizabeth II
Prime Minister Tony Blair
Preceded by The Lord Lucas
Succeeded by The Lord Hunt of Kings Heath
Member of the House of Lords
Lord Temporal
Assumed office
21 October 1996
Life Peerage
Personal details
Born 15 June 1943
Political party Labour
Alma mater St John’s College, Cambridge

Born in 1943, Whitty was educated at Latymer Upper School – PETER WALKER!! – and graduated from St John’s College, Cambridge in Economics. Whitty worked for Hawker Siddeley Aviation from 1960 to 1962 and at the Ministry of Aviation Technology, 1965-70. ELWYN EDWARDS.

Whitty was employed by the TUC, 1970-73 and the General Municipal Boilermakers and Allied Trade Union from 1973 to 1985. In 1985, Whitty became the General Secretary of the Labour Party, a post he held until 1994. Whitty was part of the reforming leadership of the Windbag.  So there’s two more names for you Mr H! Larry Whitty and the Windbag.See the source image Although you might have noticed them cluttering up the Labour Party…Image result for i didn't know you cared imagesSee the source image

The Lord Kinnock
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Kinnock in 1984
Vice-President of the European Commission
European Commissioner for Administrative Reform
In office
16 September 1999 – 21 November 2004
President Romano Prodi
Preceded by Erkki Liikanen (Budget, Personnel and Administration)
Succeeded by Siim Kallas (Administrative Affairs, Audit and Anti-Fraud)
European Commissioner for Transport
In office
16 February 1995 – 16 September 1999
President Jacques Santer
Manuel Marín (Acting)
Preceded by Karel Van Miert (Transport, Credit, Investment, and Consumer Protection)
Succeeded by Loyola de Palacio (Parliamentary Relations, Transport and Energy)
Leader of the Opposition
In office
2 October 1983 – 18 July 1992
Monarch Elizabeth II
Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
John Major
Preceded by Michael Foot
Succeeded by John Smith
Leader of the Labour Party
In office
2 October 1983 – 18 July 1992
Deputy Roy Hattersley
Preceded by Michael Foot
Succeeded by John Smith
Shadow Secretary of State for Education and Science
In office
14 July 1979 – 2 October 1983
Leader James Callaghan
Michael Foot
Preceded by Mark Carlisle
Succeeded by Giles Radice
Member of the House of Lords
Lord Temporal
Assumed office
28 January 2005
Life peerage
Member of Parliament
for Islwyn
Bedwellty (1970–1983)
In office
18 June 1970 – 20 January 1995
Preceded by Harold Finch
Succeeded by Don Touhig
Personal details
Born
Neil Gordon Kinnock

28 March 1942 (age 78)
Tredegar, Monmouthshire, Wales

Political party Labour
Spouse(s)
Glenys Parry (m. 1967)
Children 2, including Stephen
Alma mater Cardiff University

I can remember much ranting against Miranda for removing Larry Whitty as Gen Sec of the Labour Party; Miranda replaced Whitty with Tom Sawyer (see previous posts for details of Tom). The anti-Miranda faction of the Labour Party were livid and used this as an example of Miranda’s undemocratic ways. Not only was Whitty not worth saving – he was on Gigglers business, but then so was Tom Sawyer  – but he didn’t Suffer, Larry ended up in the Lords.

In his role with the Windbag, Larry Whitty ‘progressed a wide-ranging agenda including the modification of internal rules, a shift towards a national membership scheme, the expulsion of Militant See the source image and, following the 1987 General Election defeat, the internal Policy Review’. See the source imageWhitty’s period as General Secretary meant that he oversaw two General Elections (the later in 1992) Image result for the north wales hospital denbigh imagesand the election of John Smith and Miranda as Leaders of the Labour Party. Whitty’s period as Gen Sec of the Labour Party oversaw the unfortunate death of John Smith on 12 May 1994 when the Top Docs of Bart’s were Ah wonderful but just couldn’t save him. Peter Howarth was awaiting trial for the sexual abuse of kids in care in north Wales when Smith pegged out. Howarth’s senior colleague and long-time friend Matt Arnold died on 9 June 1994, four days before Howarth’s trial opened at Chester Crown Court. A the time Gwynedd Community Health Trust were refusing to investigate the complaints that F and I had made about Dafydd sexually exploiting patients, as were the Mental Health Act Commission (CEO: William Bingley). See eg. ‘The Price Is Right’.

On the evening of 11 May 1994, with around 500 people present, Smith made a speech at a fundraising dinner at Park Lane Hotel, London, saying “The opportunity to serve our country – that is all we ask”. At 8:05 a.m. the following morning, whilst in his Barbican flat, Smith suffered a fatal heart attack. His wife phoned an ambulance and he was taken to Bart’s where he died at 9:15 a.m., having never regained consciousness. On 28 April, a fortnight before his death, Smith had visited the same A&E Dept to campaign against its proposed closure as a result of Tory Cuts. The Top Doc who had served as Smith’s tour guide, Professor Mike Besser, tried unsuccessfully to save Smith’s life.

The Secretary of State for the Dept of Health at the time was LSE alumnus, former psychiatric social worker Virginia Bottomley, the MP for South West Surrey, after she succeeded the seat on 4 May 1984 when the previous MP died in office on 10 March 1984, one Maurice Macmillan. F grew up and went to Farnham Art College near and in that constituency, (see previous posts), Maurice having been the constituency MP when F was in his later teens and 20s.

Bottomley’s numerous influential relations include: her husband, Peter, Giggling MP and C of E stalwart; her aunt the Camden Labour big wig Baroness Peggy Jay – mother of Dr Death’s mate Peter Jay, mother-in-law of Margaret, Sunny Jim’s daughter – and wife of Baron Douglas Jay, Richard Crossman’s mate and Labour big wig in Harold Wilson’s era and many more as discussed in previous posts. Ginny is hard to beat in terms of being an MP with influential relations. Ginny’s daughter Cecilia is a Top Doc, a gynaecologist, based in London, who Trained with the Gigglers and has worked for the NHS and privately.

Virginia’s incumbency at the Dept of Health is noted for Virginia not forging (as it were) ahead with closures of the big London hospitals as proposed. Instead Virginia closed hospitals in Wales, but not Denbigh, although the world was told in the summer of 1995 that Denbigh had shut. No, parts of Denbigh remained open until at least 2000, but the NHS and Govt has refused to ever clarify which patients remained at Denbigh.

By 5 July 1995, Dafydd had ‘retired’ from the NHS, clutching the contract to provide substance abuse services for north Wales along with an agreement that none of the very serious complaints against him would be followed up. See ‘The Evolution Of A Drugs Baron?’ In retirement, Dafydd vastly expanded his business and although patients were told that he now had no NHS work at all, in the forthcoming years, most of Dafydd’s ‘private work’ was commissioned by the statutory services, including the NHS.

Previous posts eg. ‘The 1995 Club’ have discussed my theory See the source image that a contingent from the security services and the police WERE trying to close in on the Gigglers from the mid 1980s, but after the 1995 Genocide sent out the message loudly clearly that Fings Break, a la the Python assault on the castle with the rude Frenchman who told King Arthur Of The Britons that his mother was a hamster and his father smelt of elderberries, the command was changed from ‘Charge’ toSee the source image

The biggest Fing Wot Broke had broke on 12 May 1994 when the Gigglers killed the man whom everyone knew would be the next PM. Us Empowered Service Users were therefore left with those murdering bastards and people were paid to keep quiet and/or lie about us. The Romans really didn’t do a great deal for us because they didn’t want to be killed by the Top Docs.

No-one was going to touch Dafydd and the Gigglers again and every Principled Person in Parliament knew it.

No To NHS Cuts! Bart’s is associated with the London Hospital and the partnership arrangement meant that may consultants at the London – including some of those at the centre of the staged civil war starring Brave Wendy (see eg. ‘This Is A Nightmare For All Of Us’) – held joint posts with the London Hospital and Bart’s.

I see absolutely No Cuts at all:See the source image

The Tale Of Brave Sir Robin who Bravely Ran Away.See the source image So people need to stop telling me that I was the only one who stood up to the Gang; in terms of Empowered Service Users and the families, HUNDREDS of people complained, HUNDREDS. No-one would act on those very serious complaints because those In Authority were far too busy running away. See ‘The Price Is Right’. People were KILLED and still those who upheld the law bravely ran away. So don’t ever tell me that the Romans tried to help us, because they didn’t. They bravely ran away from an insane old gangster Dr Dafydd Alun Jonesand then arrested F and I when we rang him up and took the piss out of him. No-one helped us, no-one. I Know.

Like her Tory colleague at the time John Biffen, Virginia has held roles with private healthcare companies.

The Lord Biffen
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John Biffen
Lord Keeper of the Privy Seal
In office
11 June 1983 – 13 June 1987
Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
Preceded by The Baroness Young
Succeeded by John Wakeham
Leader of the House of Commons
In office
7 April 1982 – 13 June 1987
Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
Preceded by Francis Pym
Succeeded by John Wakeham
Lord President of the Council
In office
7 April 1982 – 11 June 1983
Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
Preceded by Francis Pym
Succeeded by William Whitelaw
Secretary of State for Trade
In office
5 January 1981 – 6 April 1982
Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
Preceded by John Nott
Succeeded by The Lord Cockfield
Chief Secretary to the Treasury
In office
4 May 1979 – 5 January 1981
Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
Preceded by Joel Barnett
Succeeded by Leon Brittan
Shadow Secretary of State for Industry
In office
19 November 1976 – 4 May 1979
Leader Margaret Thatcher
Preceded by Michael Heseltine
Succeeded by Eric Varley
Shadow Secretary of State for Energy
In office
15 January 1976 – 19 November 1976
Leader Margaret Thatcher
Preceded by Patrick Jenkin
Succeeded by Tom King
Member of the House of Lords
Lord Temporal
In office
3 June 1997 – 14 August 2007
Life peerage
Member of Parliament
for North Shropshire
Oswestry (1961 – 1983)
In office
9 November 1961 – 8 April 1997
Preceded by David Ormsby-Gore
Succeeded by Owen Paterson
Personal details
Born
William John Biffen

3 November 1930
Combwich, England

Died 14 August 2007 (aged 76)
London, England
Nationality British
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s)
Sarah Wood (m. 1979)
Alma mater Jesus College, Cambridge

Mr Bridgy Celeb was in the possession of a great deal of money and celeb friends when Virginia bravely ran away and when she lied about having closed Denbigh.

Tony Francis was of course passing confidential/inaccurate/forged documentation about me to the Windbag’s office during Whitty’s reign. I had no idea that Gnome’s relatives were playing a role in the skulduggery. In 1988 when Miranda was a member of the Windbag’s Shadow Energy Team – Shadowing Peter Morrison among other members of Thatch’s Energy Team he was observed receiving mysterious packages hand-delivered by courier a la his former pupil master George Carman.

It was when he was in the Shadow Energy Team that Miranda was identified as A Future Leader Of The Labour Party. See the source image Gnome’s grandson – Penelope’s nephew –  is the Hon Mark Edward Pelham Piercy, son of 2nd Baron Piercy, Nicholas. The Hon Mark is a graduate of New College Oxford and a barrister of Lincoln’s Inn viz comic legal advice man pub a la Richard Crossman’s father Sir Charles Stafford Crossman, Lord Denning,  Carman, Miranda and Cherie…

Miranda became Leader of the Labour Party on 21 July 1994.See the source imageSee the source image

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Whitty was the European Co-ordinator for the Labour Party from 1994 to 1997.

The Windbag became Labour Party Leader as the result of a backroom deal thrashed out by Clive Jenkins and Moss Evans.viz comic legal advice man pub Clive Jenkins was the slimebag who headed the union which became MSF and represented NHS professionals who were not Top Docs or other practitioners, who witnessed the Top Docs Giggles and criminality but who were quite powerful enough to gain the upper hand in the medical establishment. Jenkins and his fellow travellers thus gained huge political muscle. They colluded with the Giggles to strengthen their own position. This was also the basis of Red Ken’s power; from 1962 until 1970, Red Ken had worked as a lab technician at the Chester Beatty Cancer Research Institute in Fulham and started a branch of Clive Jenkins’s union, the ASTMS, there. Jenkins and Red Ken had the dirt on many Top Docs…

I was told once I began this blog that the Windbag being crowbarred in by Jenkins and Evans – against the wishes of many in the Labour Party – as Labour Leader on 2 Oct 1983 was something to do with me; I presumed that it was related to my presence by then at UCNW, and Brown and I living on Anglesey, Land Of The Tribe Of Glenys. The death threats and serious aggro from the Gang began in Jan 1983. ASTON – Elwyn!! Feb 1983 – Trishles and other presents from the security services –

By Oct 1983, after I began to recover from serious depression throughout which D.G.E. Wood had done nothing constructive, Wood dropped the suggestions that I should consult the psychotherapist who was the ‘large Greek’ in Shrewsbury but soon began banging on about another experienced psychotherapist who it transpired was the Royal Lobotomist. John Biffen’s constituency was the one that neighboured the constituency containing Shrewsbury. Biffen succeeded the seat after Lord David Harlech stepped down as the constituency MP.

Lord H with Jackie Kennedy; Lord H proposed after JFK was assassinated but Jackie turned him down and subsequently married a Greek with a large bank balance.  

Lord H died on 26 Jan 1985 in the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, after his car crashed. The only surviving children of Lord H are Jane Ormsby-Gore – Mick’s ex – and Jane’s sister Victoria. Lord Harlech’s children had a penchant for being found dead in unfortunate circumstances. See post previous posts.See the source image

 

Veronica et al snooping around just after I got together with Brown in May 1980 – then making a nuisance of themselves at granny’s funeral in late 1981?? early 1982?? Penelope had been busy –

Francis and Sadie – relocated from Manchester to north Wales in 1983 – Francis was being used to cover up complaints about Gwynne before I encountered him, then did the same re my complaint – Francis knew the Windbag from Cardiff University – Francis arrived with the other Nice Young Doctors to provide the illusion of Improvement and Change because there were so many complaints and so much trouble re Gwynne, who dated back to Gnome’s William Piercy, 1st Baron Piercyheyday.

Fattersley – from Yorkshire – elected as the Windbag’s Deputy – Sparkbrook – Bluglass and the ring in Brum – Fattersley’s wife – education n schools

1984 – Frank Byers – dead- Maurice Mac – dead – Ioan Lyonel dead – Ann Clwyd

Wedgie Benn – Bristol seat – DATES – boundary changes – Labour Party moved mountains to ensure that he was elected for the safe Derbyshire seat of Chesterfield on 1 March CHECK 1984 – Eric Varley fiddle -VARLEY – HAD BEEN Benn’s PPS for short while in 1969 when Benn was Minister of Technology – JIM GRIFFITHS and the coal crowd in the Labour Party – NUM dispute – Brown working on the reporting of the NUM strike by the mass media – Maurice Mac – died 10 March 1984,  Maurice had been the MP for Halifax, 1955-64, – Sadie’s family friend Shirley Summerskill succeeded Maurice in the seat – Shirley stood down from the Commons in 1983 CHECK – Edith Summerskill – a Giggler who was junior Minister to John Strachey at Ministry of Food DATES – Edith in Lords after DATE – died on ??

 

Whitty was created a life peer on 21 October 1996 as Baron Whitty, of Camberwell in the London Borough of Southwark. Just a few weeks before Whitty received his peerage, The Hague announced that Ronnie would be the Chair of the Inquiry into the North Wales Child Abuse Scandal. Whitty and Ronnie Waterhouse both being alumni of St John’s College, Cambridge.

From July 1998, Whitty was Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Dept of Environment, Transport and the Regions with responsibility for roads and road safety issues. This Dept was of course Prezza’s domain, Prezza who came from Prestatyn. PARENTS – Prezza serving the drinks – Prezza at Ruskin when Matt Arnold was teaching there and Peter Howarth was his student; Prezza was President of the Ruskin Students’ Union – then MP for Hull Of Giggles – esp Philip Larkin – Kingsley Amis and du Cann his mates at St Johns College Oxford – IDWAL PUGH

The Lord Prescott
John Prescott on his last day as Deputy Prime Minister, June 2007.jpg
Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
In office
2 May 1997 – 27 June 2007
Prime Minister Tony Blair
Preceded by Michael Heseltine
Succeeded by Nick Clegg (2010)
First Secretary of State
In office
8 June 2001 – 27 June 2007
Prime Minister Tony Blair
Preceded by Michael Heseltine (1997)
Succeeded by The Lord Mandelson (2009)
Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions
In office
2 May 1997 – 8 June 2001
Prime Minister Tony Blair
Preceded by John Gummer (Environment)
George Young (Transport)
Succeeded by Margaret Beckett (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
Stephen Byers (Transport, Local Government and the Regions)
Deputy Leader of the Labour Party
In office
21 July 1994 – 24 June 2007
Leader Tony Blair
Preceded by Margaret Beckett
Succeeded by Harriet Harman

Shadow Cabinet positions
Shadow Secretary of State for Employment
In office
21 October 1993 – 21 July 1994
Leader John Smith
Margaret Beckett (Acting)
Shadowing David Hunt
Michael Portillo
Preceded by Frank Dobson
Succeeded by Harriet Harman
In office
26 October 1984 – 13 July 1987
Leader Neil Kinnock
Shadowing Tom King
Lord Young of Graffham
Norman Fowler
Preceded by John Smith
Succeeded by Michael Meacher
Shadow Secretary of State for Transport
In office
23 November 1988 – 21 October 1993
Leader Neil Kinnock
John Smith
Shadowing Paul Channon
Cecil Parkinson
Malcolm Rifkind
John MacGregor
Preceded by Robert Hughes
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In office
31 October 1983 – 26 October 1984
Leader Neil Kinnock
Preceded by Albert Booth
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Shadow Secretary of State for Energy
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13 July 1987 – 23 November 1988
Leader Neil Kinnock
Shadowing Cecil Parkinson
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Member of the House of Lords
Lord Temporal
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Life Peerage
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for Kingston upon Hull East
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John Leslie Prescott

(1938-05-31) 31 May 1938 (age 81)
Prestatyn, Flintshire, Wales

Political party Labour
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Pauline Tilston (m. 1961)
Children 2
Education Ruskin College
Alma mater University of Hull
a. ^ Office vacant from 27 June 2007 to 11 May 2010.
b. ^ Office vacant from 2 May 1997 to 8 June 2001.
c. ^ Office vacant from 27 June 2007 to 5 June 2009.

SHADOWING DAVID HUNT!! Mr Big of the Gang

I can only hope that as an associate of the Lucan side of my family (see ‘Except You’re A Bird’), Two Jags wasn’t involved in the Brinks Matt Girdle Robbery, as discussed in ‘My Gangland Family’. If he was, Two Jags no doubt distributed the Foundation Garments that were stolen from that train to the Womenfolk of the Labour Party.See the source image Choose something for Pauline Prezza, I’m sure that the Lucans will offer you one at a discount!

– the Beast of Bolsover – Ruskin grad – Labour MP for that Derbyshire seat, DATES, also an alumnus of Ruskin – Margaret Beckett and her Caravan – Derbyshire seat – Lincoln – DATES – Manch grad – DATES – Francis and Sadie etc

From 1997 Lord Whitty was a Lord-in-Waiting (Gov’t Whip) covering education and foreign affairs.

Waterhouse Inquiry – Jan 1997 -Ann Hills death just before it began – See post ‘Error Of Judgement’.

Peter Howarth died – April 1997 in HMP Wakefield – Ronnie dined with Derry Irvine –

31 Aug 1997

George Thomas – death -22?? Sept 1997 – same day as that fax re F’s letter  See ‘The Price Is Right’.

Penelope Piercy died on 27 Dec 1997. F and I were awaiting trial – Bridget Lloyd – acquitted in early Jan 1988

Whitty became Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at DEFRA with responsibility for Farming, Food and Sustainable Energy in June 2001, serving in this position until the General Election of May 2005.

Whitty was appointed as the first Chairman of Consumer Focus in July 2007. Consumer Focus was the statutory organisation campaigning for a fair deal for consumers in England, Wales, Scotland, and, for postal services, Northern Ireland. Consumer Focus was created through the merger of three organisations – Energywatch, Postwatch and the National Consumer Council (including the Scottish and Welsh Consumer Councils) – by the Consumers, Estate Agents and Redress Act 2007.

Larry Whitty is married, with two sons from a previous marriage. He is the brother of Geoff Whitty, a former Director of the Institute of Education, London University.

Geoffrey James Whitty (31 December 1946-27 July 2018) was an economist and Professor for Equity in Education at the University of Newcastle, Australia and who was also a Director of the Institute of Education, University of London.

Born in 1946, Whitty was educated at Latymer Upper School and graduated from St John’s College, Cambridge. After postgraduate study at the Institute of Education, Whitty became a Lecturer in Education (sociology and social studies) at the University of Bath in 1973. TRAINEE TEACHERS IN BRIDGY

In 1981, Geoffrey Whitty became a Lecturer in Urban Education at King’s College London before becoming Head, Professor and Dean of Education at Bristol Polytechnic (now the University of the West of England) in 1985. BRISTOL POLY – two of my friends were students there from 1981-85 – letters stolen and sold to the Digger and George Carman

Phyllida Parsloe – PVC Bristol Poly – DATES??

In 1990, Whitty became Professor of Policy and Management in Education, Goldsmiths College. In 1992, Whitty became Karl Mannheim Professor of Sociology of Education, Institute of Education. In 2000, Whitty became Director of the Institute of Education and finished his term at the end of 2010; the current Director is Becky Francis.

Professor Whitty was Chair of the British Council‘s Education and Training Advisory Committee. Whitty’s main areas of research and scholarship are the sociology of the school curriculum, education policy, teacher education and health education. Whitty directed ESRC-funded research projects on the impact of education policies, such as the assisted places scheme, city technology colleges and changes in initial teacher education. Geoff Whitty’s most recent project was an evaluation of Education Action Zones.

Whitty was appointed CBE in the 2011 Birthday Honours.

 

Another Name for Mr H:

Sir Anthony Part, A Civil Servant whom Gnome’s daughter Penelope knew; like Penelope, Part served Wedgie-Benn, Part being Permanent Secretary to Benn when Benn was Secretary of State for Industry, 5 March 1974-10 June 1975.

I have found a summary of Anthony Part’s life compiled from his autobiography ‘The Making Of A Mandarin’. Part was born into a well-to-do family in 1916. His grandfather had made his fortune in industry in Lancashire, then moved south where various members of the family established the General Trading Company, the Sloane Rangers’ favourite shop. Part’s parents divorced when he was 14 yrs old. He was educated at Harrow and Cambridge University. Part joined what is now the Dept of Education in 1937 as an Assistant Principal. He had never seen a state-funded school so asked if he could visit some and was told ‘No, because if you were to visit some schools you might begin to think you knew something about it and that would be very dangerous. The HM Inspectors are your advisers on the ground.’ Just before WW II, Part was appointed Assistant Private Secretary to a Minister in the newly formed Ministry of Supply. In 1940 Part was called up and served in the Intelligence Corps under General Montgomery at Alamein (see previous posts for discussion of Bernard Montgomery and his very odd lifestyle which suggested Giggles or at least barely repressed Giggles that left a legacy). Part was promoted to Lt Col but was then received a letter telling him that there was no further place for him at the HQ of 21 Army Group. Part attributed this to his having developed a ‘fierce efficiency’ that was preventing a ‘happy ship’. A few years after the war, having returned to Education, Part spent a year in the USA, supported by a Harkness Fellowship. While there, he was knifed, near his heart, by the son of a friend who thought that he was an intruder in his house. After recovering from that, Part contracted TB and was unable to work for well over a year. Part was considered a good networker and believed that if you’re going to get involved with a continuing operation with a number of different organisations, it greatly increases your chances of success if you have made friends with the key people in these organisations. Part was also a great proponent of ‘teams of mixed skills’. Part was in due course appointed Deputy Secretary (now Director General) in which role he was keen to improve the professional standing of school teachers. Part made little progress and subsequently commented that ‘had they succeeded  or even made substantial progress … the standing and attitudes of teachers would over time have been constructively transformed. The opportunity missed was matched later on by the destructive attitude of Mrs Thatcher’s Govt towards Local Education Authorities. The impatience at the inefficiency of a few… was allowed to escalate into an denigration of local authorities as a whole.’ Anthony transferred to the soon to be enlarged Ministry Of Works in 1963 where he worked closely and effectively with a wide range of professions – engineers, architects etc.

The Ministry of Works was formed in 1940 to organise the requisitioning of property for wartime use. After the war, the Ministry retained responsibility for Govt building projects. In 1962 it was renamed the Ministry of Public Building and Works, and acquired the extra responsibility of monitoring the building industry as well as taking over the works departments from the War Office, Air Ministry and Admiralty. The Chief Architect of the Ministry, 1951-70 was Eric Bedford. In 1970 the Ministry was absorbed into the Department of the Environment (DoE), although from 1972 most former Works functions were transferred to the largely autonomous Property Services Agency (PSA).

In 1968, Part was appointed Permanent Secretary at the Board of Trade. His Dept was then subsumed into the DTI whose challenge lay in its very wide policy scope. Grocer Heath as PM and his Secretary of State at the DTI, John Davies, were, in the view of Part: as clear and confused as many of their predecessors and successors when it came to defining their industrial policy.  ‘Disengage from industry’ was one message.  ‘Act like Great Britain Ltd’, ‘Support the defence industries’ and ‘Maintain regional investment grants’ were others. 

All in this together – John Davies – had been DG of CBI – Grocer Heath parachuted him in as MP for Knutsford at Giggles Central in DATE because the Grocer was so desperate to have Davies in his Cabinet – Davies’s son Frank Davies is the Canadian music producer (see previous posts) – Poulson – T Dan Smith etc and the ‘Web Of Corruption’ – built up over years, especially as a result of Anthony Part – ALL doing deals with Gwynne and Dafydd- Part was one of the Mr Bigs who was never named in the Poulson scandal – the sacrifices were Poulson, Andy Cunningham and T Dan Smith – although all were provided with comfy lives after prison. NAME Scottish Civil Servant?? Reggie Maudling was only one really shafted – Lord Lambton scandal connected to this lot, Lambton rescued as well. Another big name in the Civil Service in the thick of this was Civil Service Mandarin Dame Evelyn Sharpe. As well as of course Dafydd’s mate Bing Spear at the Home Office Drug’s Branch… The Lord Denning-Baring-Hampshire County Council-Southampton University-Lord Porchester corruption (see ‘I Didn’t Know You Cared’) was part of Sir Anthony’s domain. The corruption involved huge building developments which will have been useful for big construction companies such as Bovis (Keith Joseph’s family business) or McAlpine.

Another tribute now to a Lady Civil Service Mandarin who, with corrupt Dame Evelyn Sharpe and corrupt Dame Mary Smieton, was one of the first three Wimmin to break the glass ceiling of the Civil Service: Introducing Mildred Riddelsdell. Mildred was a real hoot, she was one of the most senior Mandarins who worked for Dick Crossman when Crossman was doing everything possible to ensure that Gwynne and Dafydd’s Giggles expanded unhindered. Surely Mildred and Penelope Piercy will have known each other…

Dame Mildred Riddelsdell DCB CBE (1 December 1913-25 July 2006), with “Dame Evelyn Sharp at Housing and Dame Mary Smieton at Education, she was one of the first women to reach the pinnacle of the Civil Service”.  Mildred was born at the Old Registry, Llandaff, Glamorgan the second of the three daughters of Harry Joseph Riddelsdell (1866–1941), sub-warden of St. Michael’s College, Llandaff, and his wife, Maud Riddelsdell, née Butt (c.1870–1943). Bodger came from that part of south Wales, Bodger attended Llandaff Cathedral School before Cowbridge Grammar. Mildred graduated from Bedford College, London, now part of Royal Holloway, University of London. Earl Conrad Russell, Bertrand’s son, lectured at Bedford College for many years and previous posts have discussed Bedford College’s Pioneering Medical Sociology degrees – taught by friends of Gwynne and Dafydd’s – that were so lame and uncritical the result was angry criticism or mirth See the source image from other sociologists.

Riddelsdell was Assistant Secretary, Ministry of National Insurance from 1945 to 1950, and Under-Secretary, 1950-65, during which time, she was on loan to the United Nations, 1953-56. In 1945, Mildred had a crucial role in creating the contributory benefits system created by the incoming Labour Govt that was to be central to the welfare state. Mildred will have known Attlee and Gnome.

The Ministry of National Insurance was one of the Ministries that eventually merged into the DHSS. Like Mildred, the Mandarin Kenneth Stowe spent years of his career at the Ministry for National Insurance – they worked together and Stowe will have known Gnome as well – Stowe being one of the guiltiest Mandarins in terms of facilitating and concealing the Westminster Paedophile Ring and associated criminality until he died on 29 Aug 2015.

Stowe was so useful to the rotten state that after serving as Principal Private Secretary to the PM, 1975-79, he was ‘borrowed’ to serve as Permanent Under-Secretary for N Ireland, 1979-81. Stowe was then installed at the DHSS as Permanent Secretary, 1981-87, while I and others were on the receiving end of the Gang’s criminality. Stowe’s obituaries mentioned the Troubles and his near-miss as the result of a bomb during his time in N Ireland, but Stowe was needed to conceal the VIP ring at Kincora Boys’ Home. Stowe’s service to criminal Top Docs continued after his career in the Civil Service ended. See previous posts for info on Stowe, but here’s the obituary that was published by ‘The Guardian’ for Stowe Of Serious Organised Crime, written by Dennis Kavanagh:

Most principal private secretaries in No 10 serve one prime minister during their three-year stint in the post. But between 1975 and 1979 Sir Kenneth Stowe was PPS to Harold Wilson, Jim Callaghan and Margaret Thatcher, three very different leaders. Stowe, who has died aged 88, was supremely loyal to all of them and they in turn sang his praises. He went on to become permanent secretary in the Northern Ireland Office and in the Department for Health and Social Security.

Colleagues and observers agreed on Stowe’s virtues: he was modest, soft-spoken, direct, discreet and motivated by a commitment to public service. There was an acute sense of crisis in British government in the 1970s; at times various administrations seemed barely able to cope and some in Downing Street lost their heads. See the source image Stowe, however, was never flustered and recharged his batteries at the weekend at his Suffolk home. Making a point of not reading the Sunday papers (Wilson devoured the early editions on Saturday night) he would phone the No 10 duty secretary in the evening and inquire: “Has anything happened that I need to know about?”

He was born in Dagenham, Essex, the elder son of Arthur and Emily, and brought up on a council estate; he was educated at Dagenham County high school. A bright boy, he won a scholarship to study history at Exeter College, Oxford. He joined the civil service as an assistant principal in the National Assistance Board and rose through the ranks until its absorption into the Ministry of Social Security in 1966. In contrast to the high flyers in the Treasury and the Foreign Office, young Stowe would personally cycle to visit hard–up claimants. In 1968 the department was merged with health into a new “super” DHSS.

In 1973 Stowe joined the Cabinet Office at under-secretary level. Two years later, when it was time for Wilson’s PPS, Robert Armstrong, 

Armstrong is yet another toxic criminal who eventually fessed up that he knew about Peter Morrison and Little Boys, but it wasn’t considered a matter of national security so who gives a bugger, as discussed in previous posts

to leave No 10, Wilson ruled out a replacement from the Treasury, the usual source of recruits. The cabinet secretary, John Hunt, proposed a surprised Stowe, who spent a couple of hours failing to dissuade Wilson from appointing him because he was not from the Treasury and had never been a private secretary.

Lord Hunt of Tanworth, yes, another serious offender who married Cardinal Basil Hume’s sister, the Humes being a big Roman Catholic family of Top Docs who ran the ring in Newcastle/Durham, Basil’s brother John moving south and becoming part of the Royal Docs team. Basil was mates with Savile and bagged Savile membership of the Top Docs favoured club, the Athenaeum, in 1984, as the Gwynne Row fired off… See previous posts.

Stowe worked well with Wilson’s policy unit, an innovation at the time, and quickly won the respect of his aides. The Labour PM was already in decline, led a divided Cabinet, had only a tiny majority and was frequently distracted. Stowe knew well in advance of his intention to resign early and planned the timetable.

Harold resigned as a result of the Westminster Paedophile Ring, my grandfather refusing to keep quiet, others piping up as well and then Mr Thrope’s conduct becoming too much of a liability to be dealt with simply by scoffing at Norman Scott. There were ructions at UCNW as well; Carlo was installed as Chancellor in 1976, the year of Harold’s resignation.

He was also involved in the fraught negotiations over the resignation honours list (the much satirised Lavender List of 1976), which caused a furore because it included a smattering of business figures such as James Goldsmith.

The Lavender List brought the honours system into disrepute because there were criminals – not undercover criminals as per normal, but Known Criminals – honoured.

Stowe was closer to Callaghan. He sat between him and the Liberal leader, David Steel, when the Lib–Lab pact was negotiated in 1977 and drafted the agreement between the two.

The Lib-Lab pact was established to keep the lid on the rapidly unravelling Mr Thrope situation as well as to prop up Sunny Jim’s disaster of a Govt.

He regularly attended the dinners Callaghan held with TUC and business leaders to discuss various economic issues See the source imageand came to detest the regular menu of “bloody smoked mackerel”.

He was at Callaghan’s side through all the Cabinet sessions and the meetings with foreign leaders to hammer out the terms of the IMF loan, following a sterling crisis, in 1976. The relationship between the prime minister and the official was as close as any that existed in No 10.

So why was this flattering obituary written about Stowe? Those years were considered seriously damaging for Britain, and undoubtedly opened the gates for Thatch and the neoliberal experiment in Europe. Callaghan, Healey et al were loathed by the general public across the political spectrum.

When Bernard Donoughue, head of the policy unit and an admirer of Stowe, once demurred at his presence during a private political chat with Callaghan, the latter retorted: “Ken is my ‘wait-a-minute’ man.”

Lord Bernard  is featured in previous posts. The Facts: born and schooled in Northampton on the doorstep of Clough’s Oundle circle but Bernard wasn’t posh enough to attend Oundle himself; degrees at Oxford ie Lincoln College, then Nuffield College, with a stint at Harvard; Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, and Reader at the LSE, 1963–1974.  Donoughue went into politics to be “associated with Labour governments which defended the interests of working people and underprivileged people.” PIC Always at the centre of London PIC Donoughue was a member of the editorial staff of The Economist in 1959 and 1960 when a young Labour activist supporting Hugh Gaitskell. He was senior research officer of the Political and Economic Planning Institute between 1960-1963. For a long time a lecturer close to young people, Bernard was asked by the Wilson’s Govt to join the founding Sports Council, an advisory body to harness amateur physical recreation PIC.

Bernard was appointed Head of the policy research unit on 2 December 1976, after two years on the staff. Wilson expanded the unit which had a profound influence on policy formation. Bernard continued to head the team under Sunny Jim and he held the office until the defeat of the Labour Party in 1979. Bernard was an admirer and close friend of Sunny Jim and was an apologist for Sunny Jim’s cock-up of a Govt. Out of Govt from 1979 to 1981, Donoughue was development director of the Economist Intelligence Unit, and in 1982-83 was assistant editor of The Times until his dismissal by a new owner, the Digger. Donoughue was Shocked and Disgusted at the Digger and Thatch collaborating to break the print unions but he is one of many who knows exactly what the deal was thrashed out by Woodrow Wyatt, Thatch and the Digger re the Gang and their targets – including my friends and I – that enabled the Digger and Thatch to begin the rout of the trade unions with no-one piping up about Peter Morrison et al and thus bringing Thatch down. So pray tell Lord Bernard. My friend Anne was murdered for the sake of Thatch and the Digger, in April 1986, correlate the dates with Wapping etc.

At the time Bernard lived in Hampstead & Highgate. A notorious gossip with the ‘great and the good’, Bernard’s venomous ridicule for the Digger extended to recruiting the moral support of Royalty as the prospect of a New Labour grew ever closer. PIC

Donoughue was Chairman of the London Symphony Orchestra from 1979 to 1991, Patron, 1989-95 and has been an associate since 2000. Bernard was Head of research and investment policy of Grieveson Grant and Co Stockbrokers, 1982-86 and Head of international research and Director of Kleinwort Grieveson Securities Ltd, 1986-88, a branch arm of the investment bank. Bernard was Executive Vice-Chair of LBI, 1988-91, Director of Towcester Racecourse Ltd from 1992 to 1997 and was made an honorary fellow of LSE. From November 1995, Bernard was appointed to the House of Lords Works of Arts committee. He was not removed from this duty when a different civil dispensation came to power in 1997, until a clash with the New Labour leadership, but he was later appointed a Trustee of the Victoria County History.

Bernard helped found the British Horse Industry Confederation in 1999 and was a Consultant Member until 2003. This coincided with Bernard’s appointment that September with co-option onto the joint Lords and Commons committee tasked with the responsibility of drafting a new Gambling bill. The outcome was the licensing of so-called Big Casinos and a general release of universal internet betting rights. On 22 Dec 2015 Bernard declared a gift to the bookmakers union. High Street Terminals and Payday Loans Bernard was a Visiting Professor of Government at LSE from 2000 to 2011/2012. became chairman of the SPRC when it was founded in 2003, and as of 2016 was still in that role.[25] The SPRC is a non-profit organisation operating on a cost recovery basis that

is responsible for the integrity of the starting price (SP). The majority of bets on British horseracing struck with bookmakers in betting shops and other off-course outlets are paid out according to the SP. The job of the Commission is to ensure that the returned price accurately reflects the price available on-course at the off.

On 27 May 1985, shortly after Tony Francis first went weird and nasty on me and a friend of mine, Bernard was created a life peer as “Baron Donoughue, of Ashton in the County of Northamptonshire”.

An active Life Peer he was an Opposition Labour spokesman for Energy, Heritage and Treasury matters, 1991–92. In 1997, Miranda appointed him a junior minister at the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, in which role he served until 1999.“A strong belief in maintaining a rural community in this country…the heritage of the country.”. “I am antique Blue Labour”, he remarked; his friends being Dr Cunningham – Jack Cunningham, son of Andy Cunningham who was jailed as a result of the Poulson-T. Dan Smith scandal-  and Jeff Rooker who were in the same dept; being from solid working-class backgrounds they held similar beliefs, which was useful given as Donoughue himself admitted on his appointment he knew nothing about agriculture. He later joined the Countryside Alliance against New Labour’s policy on Hunting with Dogs, the Foot and Mouth disease outbreak and the sofa politics of No.10. Donoughue was a partisan of the Wilson and Callaghan era, in which he started a political career, whom he claimed were real Labour people.

Donoghue is a climate change denialist and a Trustee of the Global Warming Policy Foundation (a climate denialist think tank), succeeding its founder Nigel Lawson as Chair.

Lord Donoughue opposes what he sees as the “hard left” of the Labour Party. In a 2016 interview he concurred with the belief that Mrs May “had common sense”. He is a member of Labour Friends of Israel.

Donoughue was married to Carol Ruth Goodman from 1959 until their divorce in 1989; they have two sons and two daughters. He married Lady Sarah Berry, widow of Sir Anthony Berry, in 2009.

 

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

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

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

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

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

He retired in 1987 but became chair of the Institute of Cancer Research (1987-97), the Carnegie UK Trust’s inquiry into the third age (1989-93), and various committees on the voluntary sector. He attended reunions with former colleagues, including Callaghan’s No 10 aides, but in his late 70s retreated to Herefordshire and disappeared from the Whitehall network.

In 1949 Stowe married Joan Cullen. She died in 1995 [Joan was a member of the 1995 Club but I’m sure that Sir Kenneth understood that it was all for the greater good – Ed] and he is survived by their sons, Tim and Richard, and daughter, Janet.

Sir Kenneth Stowe in 1986. He was modest, soft-spoken, direct, discreet and motivated by a commitment to public service.William Piercy, 1st Baron Piercy

Mildred Riddelsdell was Secretary of the National Incomes Commission, 1962-65, Under-Secretary, Ministry of Pensions and National Insurance in 1965, and Under-Secretary, Ministry of Social Security in 1966, Deputy Secretary, DHSS, 1966-71 and Second Permanent Secretary, 1971-73. Mildred was only the third woman to rise to the grade of Permanent Secretary.

As a Woman who did everything possible to serve Crossman and then the Grocer’s Secretary of State at the DHSS, Sir Keith Joseph, Mildred probably shouldn’t have bothered with her career of Formidable Womanhood in a Govt Dept dedicated to expanding organised abuse on an international scale and concealing the deaths of witnesses.

Mildred was the Chairman of Civil Service Retirement Fellowship, 1974-77.

In 1958, the year in which Dafydd began his career as a Top Doc at Denbigh having Qualified in 1957 and finished his house year, Mildred was made a CBE. In 1972, Mildred was the first woman to be appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the Bath. 1972: Bryn Estyn DEATHS – H

Mildred never married. She died on 25 July 2006, following a stroke at the Old Prebendal House nursing home in Shipton-under-Wychwood, Oxfordshire.

The Indie’s obituary for Mildred written by that crooked old spy who was a mate of Crossman’s, Tam Dalyell (see previous posts):

Mildred Riddelsdell, civil servant: born Llandaff, Glamorgan 1 December 1913; Assistant Secretary, Ministry of National Insurance 1945-50, Under-Secretary 1950-65, on loan to UN 1953-56; CBE 1958; Secretary, National Incomes Commission 1962-65; Under-Secretary, Ministry of Pensions and National Insurance 1965; Under-Secretary, Ministry of Social Security 1966; Deputy Secretary, Department of Health and Social Security 1966-71, Second Permanent Secretary 1971-73; DCB 1972; Chairman, Civil Service Retirement Fellowship 1974-77; died Shipton-under-Wychwood, Oxfordshire 25 July 2006.

‘A terribly noble and nice woman” was how the diarist and Secretary of State for Health and Social Security Richard Crossman described one of his key civil servants, Mildred Riddelsdell. Crossman maintained, correctly, that she was often noble on the part and for the benefit of her department.

As Crossman’s Parliamentary Private Secretary who between 1968 and 1970 attended many meetings across a table with Riddelsdell I can confirm that she was a terribly nice woman. But of course she was a great deal more than that. Alongside Dame Evelyn Sharp at Housing and Dame Mary Smieton at Education, she was one of the first women to reach the pinnacle of the Civil Service, and on sheer merit, coupled with detailed, grinding hard work to get on top of her brief – and no brief was more complex than that of the pensioner.
Robin Wendt, then Crossman’s civil service Principal Private Secretary, recalls Riddesdell as “highly intelligent, level-headed, modest, socially aware and concerned – a forerunner of a highly talented generation of women civil servants”.
 

Mildred Riddelsdell was born in 1913, the second child of the Rev H.J Riddelsdell – at that time studying at Llandaff College but later to become the Vicar of Wiggington in Oxfordshire and Bloxham. She had excellent grounding, for which she was ever grateful, at St Mary’s Hall in Brighton, where favourable terms were given to talented children of the clergy and this gave her entrance to Bedford College, then the women’s college of London University.

In 1936 she passed the civil service exam and opted for the Ministry of Labour. Her niece Mary Miller says that she kept to the end of her life pictures of Ernest Bevin, whose character and politics she greatly admired, though she was discretion itself when it came to revealing what party politics might be her choice. She would admit to being a child of the Beveridge Report and certainly played her part in the detailed work which led to the setting-up of the National Health Service.

I first came into contact with her at the end of September 1968 when Richard Crossman was made Secretary of State of the new combined Ministry of Health and Social Security. My first recollection is of how grateful he was for Riddelsdell’s briefing when he went with her and his Minister for Social Security, David Ennals, to confront the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Roy Jenkins, in his lair in the Treasury. If ever a civil servant knew how to handle treasury ministers and officials to the advantage of her department, it was Mildred Riddelsdell, combining tact with mastery of her case.

She bore the heavy end of the stick in the transfer from her old headquarters in John Adams Street, a quarter of an hour’s walk from Downing Street, to Elephant and Castle, which might have been Outer Mongolia, involving as it did both distance and traffic jams.

Riddelsdell had her moments with Crossman. Crossman’s diary for Thursday 4 September 1969: “While we were in the Lakes a red box arrived on the Saturday, but this wasn’t much good because I had frantic difficulty in getting a key posted up, which only arrived on our last day, the Tuesday. When I opened the box I found that Miss Riddelsdell had done exactly what I had told her not to do and had written a paper firmly committing me to a 1.3 [per cent] contribution rather than a 1.25 contribution. I telephoned her and she said, “Oh, I am so sorry. It is a real misunderstanding, I must apologise.” A few years ago I would have been furiously saying that these bloody civil servants deliberately deceive the minister but I don’t say that any more. I simply know Miss Riddelsdell assumed that I, being intelligent, would want what she wanted, and therefore she heard me say what she wanted me to say and misunderstood me.”

Mildred Riddelsdell was loyal to ministers, but perhaps even more loyal to departmental wisdom. On Monday 8 September 1969, the complex contributions row had not subsided. Crossman again: “I went out of the room and Miss Riddelsdell said, “Well, Secretary of State,” in a rather breathless way, “it certainly worked, didn’t it? I couldn’t believe it when you asked me to write the paper that way. We couldn’t write in 1.4 with any conviction but it worked.” She had a naughty glint in her eye as if to say, “To think that the Chancellor of the Exchequer could fall for such a simple device as that.” It only indicates what the political negotiation is and that the papers put up between ministers are political in a sense that civil servants, particularly, I think, civil servants in Social Security, find it hard to understand. I don’t think it would be true to say that all civil servants are like this, that nobody ever battles in a calculated way, but she was excited by this naughtiness and pleased that her Secretary of State had been so successful.”

 It was part of Riddelsdell’s charm that she could be naughty for the most

upright and worthwhile of causes. On train journeys or in the ministerial car she could be very amusing and perceptive in her judgements. She was the antithesis of the stuffy civil servant, other than when the occasion demanded it. I laughed like a drain on 3 November 1969 when she quite improperly told me about the meeting that Crossman had had flanked by herself, Douglas Overend, David Ennals and John Atkinson with the Chancellor of the Exchequer and the senior Treasury mandarins. She said to me in a po-faced way with a twinkle in her eye. “You know, Tam, it was like visiting Mussolini and his advisers.”

Towards the end of the 1966-70 Labour government Crossman described Mildred Riddelsdell as a really outstanding and able civil servant of deep personal integrity. He wanted her in 1969 to succeed Sir Clifford Jarrett as Permanent Secretary of the department. This was stymied by Sir William Armstrong, who told Crossman, “I shall have to consult some of my friends.” In early December Armstrong, then head of the Civil Service, came back to Crossman and said:  “We have consulted. Miss Riddelsdell is good at policy but she couldn’t manage the ministry. You will have to have somebody from outside.” In fact Mildred Riddelsdell was to become Second Permanent Secretary in 1971 at the request of the incoming Conservative Secretary of State, Keith Joseph (who had consulted Crossman). She retired in 1973 on her 60th birthday.

The following year she became Chairman of the Civil Service Retirement Fellowship, an indication of the high regard in which she was held by the cognoscenti.

‘The Guardian’ obituary for Mildred was written by her former junior colleague Michael Partridge:

Mildred spent her early years in her father’s rectory in Oxfordshire not far from her later home at Prebendal Court, Shipton-under-Wychwood. She went to St Mary’s Hall, Brighton, at an early age and then to Bedford college, London. She entered the Ministry of Labour in 1936 and was Ernest Bevin’s private secretary during the war.

In 1945, as an assistant secretary, she was one of four civil servants selected to introduce family allowances and establish a new Ministry of National Insurance and system of contributory benefits. It was a big achievement to draft and secure parliamentary approval for lengthy and detailed acts and regulations, devise procedures, recruit and train thousands of staff in hundreds of offices throughout the UK, and deliver the changes successfully, all in three years. From its humble beginnings in a few rooms, the new ministry rapidly became one of the biggest, with a budget that is still the largest in Whitehall.

Mildred was an under-secretary at the age of 36, a striking achievement in a world dominated by men when promotion was very much a matter of seniority and women normally had to resign if they married. She was seconded to the United Nations from 1953 to 1956, for which she received the CBE, and was secretary to the Prices and Incomes Commission from 1962 to 1965. On her return to the ministry she was promoted to deputy secretary, a post she held until 1971, when she was appointed second permanent secretary, responsible for all social security matters, in what had by then become the Department of Health and Social Security.

Her ability to analyse complex problems with speed and clarity appealed to ministers. She cut to the heart of a subject and presented issues and solutions succinctly and forcefully. She was impatient with those who prolonged discussion when the answers were clear, at least to her, which could be disconcerting to the less gifted. She had a high sense of propriety, and expected it of others. On one occasion, she silenced her loquacious and overbearing secretary of state, Richard Crossman, who asked why he could not describe the Conservative graduated pension scheme as a “swindle” in his white paper, by replying with great moral indignation, “Because that would be wrong.” When I reminded her recently of that incident, she said: “He really was a frightful man.”

I met Mildred in 1960, when I joined the Ministry of Pensions and National Insurance as a young assistant principal. She was my first under-secretary, in charge of family allowances and industrial injuries, on both of which I worked. I recall being summoned to her room and asked to write a note on how some benefits might be reformed. She outlined the background and the problems, told me what sources to consult and indicated possible solutions, all in 10 minutes, in crisp tones. I realised that she could have dictated the note herself in half an hour, and that, if I could only remember what she was saying when I got back to my desk, she had practically done it for me.

Shortly afterwards I found myself the private secretary to the permanent secretary, an intimidating Scot named Sir Eric Bowyer, who had been in the post for many years and had great experience. But even he was intimidated by Mildred. He held a meeting with his deputy secretary and five under-secretaries every Friday afternoon from 3pm to 6pm to discuss the ministry’s problems in a discursive haze of tobacco smoke. Mildred had been on a secondment and, one Friday, Sir Eric said: “Mildred returns next week. We shall have to smarten up and sharpen up our act.” Sure enough, that Friday the atmosphere was crisp and clear, as Mildred resolved all the issues with a few pithy comments, and the meeting was over by 4pm.

My wife Joan and I visited Mildred in her retirement. She remained as alert and crisp as ever. She used to quiz me when I was permanent secretary: “Has the department any problems, Michael? Tell me.” And she proceeded to offer suggestions for solving them within minutes, making me feel like her young assistant again. Once when I was working at the Home Office for Douglas Hurd, her local MP, she told me she was going to a public meeting he was holding that evening. I advised Douglas: “If a white-haired lady asks you a question, be very careful.” He told me later that she did and he was.

Mildred was admired, respected and loved by her staff. She remained mentally alert to the end and lunched with her friend Mary Smieton until the latter died 18 months ago. An eavesdropper would have heard the two, one over 100 and the other over 90, dissecting trenchantly the policies and performance of governments and civil servants.

Mildred’s admiring colleague Michael Partridge was featured on the website of Middlesex University on 16/7/2015:

Former senior civil servant and chairman of the Middlesex University Board of Governors Sir Michael Partridge has today been awarded an honorary degree. He was presented with the award at the University’s graduation ceremony on Wednesday 15 July.Formerly Deputy Under-Secretary of State responsible for the police department in the Home Office and Permanent Secretary of the Department of Social Security, his career as a senior civil servant spanned 35 years.

Michael PartridgePinner-based Sir Michael joined the Board of Governors at Middlesex University in 1993 and took the position of Chairman from 1997 to 2001.  Currently a Pro Chancellor for the University, he has seen several changes over his time at Middlesex, including moving from 14 campuses to a single one in Hendon, north London, which he describes as “most impressive”.

For many years, Michael was also the voluntary senior treasurer of the Methodist Church nationally, and, since retiring, he hasn’t stopped, now filling his time serving as chairman of pension schemes and school governing bodies, and as a non-executive director for a number of companies and charities. Speaking of being presented with the award, he said: “I am delighted and honoured to be receiving an honorary degree from Middlesex University with whom I have had a long association going back over twenty years. The University has gone through some radical changes, and attained great achievements that have transformed it into the success it now is.  Long may that continue.”

Middlesex University Vice-Chancellor Professor Michael Driscoll said: “Sir Michael is a pro-chancellor of the University.  He served as a member of the Board of Governors for two decades and during his time as Chair of the Board of Governors he was a key figure in helping bring Middlesex into one campus and make it the well-established University that it is today. We are delighted to have had Michael on the stage rather than in the audience this year and present him with this well-deserved award.”

The Chairman of Governors at Middlesex University is a criminal aren’t you Partridge? Do the students know?

During his 35 year civil service career, Partridge oversaw the splitting of DSS’s responsibilities between a raft of executive agencies, including the Child Support Agency and the Benefits Agency. The department was folded into the larger Department for Work and Pensions in 2001.
Partridge also served as deputy under-secretary at the Home Office between 1987 and 1988 – Michael Partridge – concealed much police corruption when he was at the Home Office – not just in north Wales re F and me et al but in the Met and Greater Manchester – details HERE

 

Sir Anthony Part visited Australia ‘as part of effort to assure the Commonwealth countries that they would not be forgotten if and when the UK joined the European Community’.

In 1974, Part’s Dept ‘was torn apart again’ and Part took charge of the Dept of Industry, reporting to Tony Benn. The Official Line is that Benn and Part did not get on, but Benn did nothing to expose the enormous criminality; he tried to use it for his own ends. Part had more experience of doing that, having been running that particular show since 1968 and effectively prior to 1968 in his previous roles. It was alleged that Benn was surprised to find that Sir Anthony was on first name terms with trade unionist Len Murray.

Sir Anthony retired in 1976 and embarked on a private sector career as a non-executive director of six businesses.  He died in 1990. 

Eric Bedford the Chief Architect of the Dept of Massive Civic Corruption, 1951-70, was responsible for London’s most famous phallic symbol:

Eric Bedford, CVO, CBE
BT Tower-1.jpg

Lector si monumentum requiris circumspice
Born 8 November 1909

Died 28 July 2001 (aged 91)

Worcester, England
Nationality United Kingdom
Alma mater Thornton Grammar School
Occupation Architect
Buildings BT Tower

Eric Bedford‘s most famous work is London’s BT Tower. In 1961, construction began on what was then known as The Post Office Tower, with Bedford as Chief Architect and G R Yeats, senior architect in charge. Completed in 1961, with a height of 177 metres (581 ft), it became London’s tallest building. Born in Yorkshire, and trained as an architect in the Midlands, Bedford joined the Ministry of Public Building and Works in 1936. In 1951, he was appointed the Ministry’s youngest ever Chief Architect. Shortly after, Bedford had an important role in the design of Brenda’s Coronation, for which he was subsequently made a Commander of the Royal Victorian Order.

Bedford retired in 1970 and lived abroad for some years before dying in 2001. As the architect responsible for one of London’s most iconic buildings, Bedford achieved surprisingly little recognition in his lifetime, or afterwards, his obituary in The New York Times describing him as; “the British government’s anonymous chief architect, whose works were visible to millions but whose name was scarcely known”.

Bedford was born on 29 August 1909 near Halifax in Yorkshire. He was educated at Thornton Grammar School and then undertook an architectural apprenticeship in Leicester. In 1934 he won a RIBA medal for his design for a railway terminal. Two years later, Bedford joined the Ministry of Public Building and Works and, after WW II was appointed its youngest ever Chief Architect. At Brenda’s Coronation Bedford had responsibility for significant elements of the overall design, including the Coronation Arches.

The BT Tower was designed to withstand nuclear attack, and in 1971 it was relatively undamaged by an bomb placed in the tower’s revolving restaurant by the Angry Brigade. In addition to the BT Tower, Bedford oversaw or undertook a number of other important governmental commissions; both within the UK and overseas.

After retiring to France to be near his daughter, Bedford returned to England following the death of his wife in 1977. He lived for many years in the village of Hanley Swan near Malvern, Worcestershire. Bedford died in a nursing home in Worcester in 2001.

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Sir Anthony Part’s pal The More Sensible Trade Unionist Len Murray is discussed in previous posts; Len was one of Gwynne and Dafydd’s circle.

The Lord Murray
of Epping Forest
General-Secretary of the TUC
In office
1973–1984
Preceded by Vic Feather
Succeeded by Norman Willis
Assistant General-Secretary of the TUC
In office
1969–1973
Preceded by Vic Feather
Succeeded by Norman Willis
Personal details
Born
Lionel Hodskinson

(1922-08-02)2 August 1922
Hadley, Shropshire, England

Died 20 May 2004(2004-05-20) (aged 81)
Loughton, Essex, England
Nationality British
Political party Labour
Other political
affiliations
Communist Party of Great Britain
Spouse(s)
Heather Woolf (m. 1945)

 

Children 4, including David Murray

Lionel Murray, Baron Murray of Epping Forest, was born in Hadley, Shropshire, the son of a young unmarried woman, Lorna Hodskinson, and was brought up by a local Angel, Mary Jane Chilton. Len attended Wellington Grammar School in Shropshire and read English at Queen Mary College, London, but left after a year because of the emphasis on Anglo-Saxon language. Len briefly became a teacher but found he was ‘unsuitable’; whether that was because of the emphasis on Anglo-Saxon language is not a matter of record but it would be interesting to know why Len was deemed unsuitable at a time when teachers were allowed to do pretty much whatever they wanted to kids without question and needed only a basic level of education unless they were teaching at an elite school.  After being deemed unsuitable for teaching, Len then joined the British Army.

Murray was commissioned in the King’s Shropshire Light Infantry in April 1943 and took part in the Normandy landings on D-Day. Six days later, Murray was badly wounded and in October 1944.

Len Murray worked at an engineering works in Wolverhampton as storekeeper, before leaving to sell The Daily Worker on street corners and joining the Communist Party. Whilst selling The Daily Worker, Len encountered his former headmaster, who informed him he was wasting his time. Determined to improve himself, shortly afterwards Murray gained a place at New College, Oxford where he graduated with in PPE under tutors including Dick Crossman and Sir John Hicks

Len the Spy, recruited by the biggest Gigglers in the service!

Murray began work as a manager for a Liverpool catering firm. He was a TUC employee from 1947, when he joined as an assistant in the Economics Dept. Seven years later he was promoted to Head of the Dept. Len was elected Assistant General-Secretary of the TUC in 1969. Len became General Secretary of the TUC in 1973, leading it during the Winter of Discontent and the subsequent confrontations with Thatch’s Govt.

Murray married Heather Woolf, a nurse, in 1945. The couple had two daughters and two sons, the younger of whom, David, pursued a successful career in the RAF. They lived in Loughton, Essex.

Murray served as a TUC officer until his retirement in early May 1984, three years early. Len retired as the Gwynne Row escalated, in the month in which Prof Eric Sunderland replaced Sir Charles Evans as a Cunning Plan on the part of Gigglers, Carlo and others to keep the lid on Gwynne’s Giggles.

Len Murray, like George Thomas, served as a Methodist lay preacher. Active involvement in Methodism was advantageous in Wilson’s Labour Party; George Thomas pulled in the votes in south Wales because of his very high profile in the Methodist Church and Mary Wilson of course had excellent Methodist credentials, being the daughter of a Methodist Minister. Gwynne and Dafydd’s Gigglers infiltrated all the main religious denominations but had a particularly tight grip on Methodism because of the historical dominance of Nonconformity in Wales. Nonconformity was also strong in the West Country and the North of England, and of course Methodists went across the world as Missionaries. The Gigglers had access to a vast network thus. Part of the Labour Party famously maintained that it owed more to Methodism than Marxism. Even Red Wedgie-Benn stressed his Nonconformist heritage. See eg. ‘There’s Methodism In this Madness’ and ‘Come Friendly Bombs’.

Len Murray died in hospital on 20 May 2004 from emphysema and pneumonia. It was in 2004 that Merfyn became VC of Bangor University after a period of time as acting VC and the gates of fuckwittery opened as Miranda and so many others hit the roof. It was in 2004 that the Philanderer cleared my name when an Unidentified Gossip from the School of Education at Bangor University tried to have me struck off the teaching register and the Philanderer was Named n Shamed on Radio 4 for having ‘let a paedophile remain on the teaching register’. See ‘The Price Is Right’. The Philanderer has probably been fitted up for the fortuitous death of Lord Murray Of Flattening Pakis Who Get Above Themselves as well.See the source image

Len Murray was appointed OBE in the 1966 New Year Honours, 1966 being a good year for honours for Insider witnesses to Profumo, or at least for those who didn’t die in that year a la Bill Astor (7 March), Lady Megan Lloyd George (14 May), Dorothy Macmillan (21 May) and Gnome (7 July).

Len was sworn of the Privy Council in 1976 and was created a life peer as Baron Murray of Epping Forest, of Telford in the County of Shropshire, on 14 February 1985 as the Gwynne-related panic grew so large that people had temporarily pretended to me that It Had All Been Forgotten. It had been forgotten to such a degree that Nicholas Eden, a Giggling customer of Gwynne’s who was suffering from AIDS, resigned from his job in Thatch’s Govt as Minister in the Patrick Jenkin-led Dept of the Environment on 27 March 1985. Eden died on 17 Aug 1985, by which time the pretence was over and Tony Francis was at war with me.

Previous posts discussed how Len Murray was the Union Baron who sold the original Grunwick strikers down the river; before amassed opportunists climbed aboard the Grunwick bandwagon, the Grunwick staff who began the dispute in Aug 1976 had a cause far worthier than most who began disputes in that era. They were a small group of very poorly paid South Asian woman – led by Devshi Bhudia – who had been treated dreadfully, with the law being flouted in a way that would have made Dafydd proud. Len advised them very badly – he would have known that they were going to be flattened if they followed his advice – and Shirl spent a short time manning the barricades in a highly tokenistic way to show how much she cared about Wimmin. Then everyone walked away and the Indian Ladies who had relied upon Len to defend their rights See the source imageviz comic legal advice man pubwere absolutely shafted. But Brenda let Len into the Privy Council in 1976 so something good came out of it.

Grunwick was an excellent example of how the trade union and Labour movement absolutely would not effectively support the most oppressed in Britain no matter how worthy their case; they really were not interested and were not there to fight for the most vulnerable people. Or people having a hard time outside of Britain either. 

The Murray Hall in Loughton was named after Len and a blue plaque to him was unveiled on the family house, 29 The Crescent, in January 2019. That obviously neutralised the effects of this blog about Len’s mates.

It’s just as well that Someone Cared even if the rest of us didn’t know it Image result for i didn't know you cared images because things became yet more farcical when Len’s son Dave took up the family tradition of Fighting For The Downtrodden.

David Murray
Born 1960 (age 59–60)
Allegiance United Kingdom
Service/branch Royal Air Force
Years of service 1980–2013
Rank Air Vice Marshal
Service number 8023715
Commands held Defence College of Police and Personnel Administration
RAF Halton
Battles/wars Bosnia
Sierra Leone Civil War
Awards Commander of the Royal Victorian Order
Officer of the Order of the British Empire
Relations Len Murray, Baron Murray of Epping Forest (father)

Air Vice-Marshal David Paul Murray, (born 1960) is a retired senior Royal Air Force officer. Dave served as Defence Services Secretary in the Royal Household, 2010-12. Dave Murray was commissioned into the Royal Air Force on 27 March 1980. Murray served as station commander at RAF Halton and then at Worthy Down before becoming garrison commander at Winchester and then commandant of the Defence College of Police and Personnel Administration. Murray served on operational tours in the Falkland Islands, on UN peace-keeping duties in Bosnia and Sierra Leone. Dave also served in Africa, Australia, Cyprus and Germany. He became Assistant Chief of Staff Training in the RAF in 2006 and Head of Ministry of Defence Personnel Strategy and Programmes in 2009 before he was promoted to Air Vice Marshal in 2010 and appointed as Defence Services Secretary and Assistant Chief of the Defence Staff (Personnel). Murray led the Diamond Jubilee Armed Forces Parade and Muster in 2012.

Having been appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire in the 1996 New Year Honours and an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the 1999 Birthday Honours, Murray was invested as a Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (CVO) for his services as Defence Services Secretary in October 2012. Dave officially retired from the Royal Air Force on 21 January 2013.

In October 2012, Murray became Chief Executive of national Armed Forces charity SSAFA. Previous posts eg. ‘Feet In Chains’ have discussed how SSAFA is one of the charidees who Referred Clients to Dafydd. As I have clarified on the blog, the higher echelons at SSAFA do and did know what a charlatan/criminal Dafydd is. SSAFA is a big charidee with people at the helm who were in a position to know exactly how much complaint, controversy and litigation had surrounded Dafydd yet they Referred numerous people to Dafydd’s Clinics, Care Homes etc.

Field Marshall Edwin Brammall was Vice-President of SSAFA; Dwin Brammall served in the same regiment as Tom King, the King’s Own Rifles. Although Dwin was years older than King and ended up as Chief of the Defence Staff, as in medicine there can exist a loyalty between members of the same regiment that overrides caution, or in the case of King and Lord Brammall, basic sense.

Dwin Brammall’s brother Ashley was a Labour politician who remained good friends with his old pal from Oxford, Grocer Heath, in spite of their political differences. Ashley Brammall also spent years in leading roles at ILEA, when ILEA sent scores of kids into the care of north Wales children’s homes. See previous posts. THE OTHER SSAFA – name See post ‘      ‘.

As Chief Executive of SSAFA, Dave Murray led an organisation with an annual turnover of more than £55m, 900 paid staff (mainly medical professionals and social workers) and over 7500 volunteers, providing practical support and assistance to more than 50,000 people each year, from D-Day veterans to young soldiers wounded in Afghanistan. Those Paid Medical Professionals and Social Workers knew exactly who that £55 m was going to and what sort of service Dafydd offered to his patients. 

Dave Son Of Len was appointed Chief Exec of SSAFA shortly after Tony Francis was found dead, when I had gone into hiding for the first time after an encounter with a policeman with a gun.

In September 2016, Dave Murray was appointed controller/Chief Executive of the RAF Benevolent Fund. Founded in 1919, the RAF Benevolent Fund is the RAF’s leading welfare charity supporting serving and former members of the RAF as well as their families. Annually, the charity spends over £18m supporting more than 41,000 members of the RAF family. Dave’s previous as SSAFA would suggest that the RAF Benevolent Fund should not trust his judgement even if Dave did lead Brenda’s Diamond Jubilee Armed Forces Parade and Muster in 2012.

Air Vice Marshal Dave, Dafydd is a gangster and you are an idiot having anything to do with him, even if Brenda and Carlo asked you to help out. As with Carlo’s deep and meaningful friendship with Jimmy Savile, it was not a good idea.

Furthermore Air Vice Marshall Dave, if you can explain why, when I was 14, Paul McCartney was posing for a porn mag, a Pop Legend who had a reputation to lose, yet never a word has been published about this outside of the porn industry, please do enlighten me. Even more intriguing was that the razzle starring Mr McM ended up in a disused garage in my back garden and no-one ever admitted to knowing how it got there. Not really what one expects from the composer of the Frog Chorus is it?See the source image

 

1968-76: Cabinet Ministers with whom Anthony Part worked as their Mandarin in terms of Board of Trade/DTI: Tony Crosland, 29 August 1967-6 October 1969; Roy Mason, 6 October 1969-19 June 1970; Michael Noble; 20 June 1970-15 October 1970; John Davies, 15 October 1970-5 November 1972; Peter Walker, 5 November 1972-4 March 1974; Tony Benn, 5 March 1974 – 10 June 1975; Eric Varley, 10 June 1975-4 May 1979.

Tiny Rowland throughout it all! Frederick Erroll as well…

Notes and Swearies: Many of the crooks whom worked in collaboration with Anthony Part re huge corrupt trade deals have featured in detail in previous posts, so I’ll just Share the Most Important Bits once more and introduce Salient New Info.

Tony Crosland was a Giggler of the highest order; Crosland Giggled with many at Oxford, including Woy, at Oxford and remained Close to Woy throughout their adult lives, including after Crosland married his wife Susan. I haven’t yet finished reading Woy’s biography due to pressure of work, but amidst all the Giggling and the claret, Crosland as a rough, tough, puff poof – as Richard Ingrams would say – looms large. Crosland would zoom off to Woy’s place in his Sports Car, dressed snappily and he and Woy would bore the world as Two Handsome Young Men About Town… They even zoomed around south Wales in that Sports Car and gosh mouths gaped open. The local plebs were still stunned years later:See the source image

Crosland was born at St Leonards-on-Sea, Sussex. His father, Joseph Beardsall Crosland, was a senior official at the War Office, and his mother, Jessie Raven, was an academic. Both of his parents were members of the Plymouth Brethren. His maternal grandfather was Frederick Edward Raven (1837–1903), founder of the Raven Exclusive Brethren and Secretary of the Royal Naval College, Greenwich. Crosland grew up in North London and was educated at Highgate School – as was Charles Clarke, the Chief Of The Windbag’s Office when the Windbag was in receipt of leaked/forged/inaccurate documents about me from Tony Francis (see previous posts) – and at Trinity College, Oxford. After graduating in Classical Moderations in Greek and Latin Literature, Crosland served as a paratrooper in Europe during WW II, from 1940. After the war, Crosland returned to Oxford University and obtained a degree in PPE; he also became President of the Oxford Union. Crosland became an Oxford University don tutoring Economics. Notable people whom Crosland taught at Oxford included Tony Benn, Norris McWhirter and Ross McWhirter. Which makes Crosland a Record Breaker!!See the source image

Crosland married Hilary Sarson in November 1952, divorcing after five years, though the marriage had effectively ended after a year. Crosland had numerous Giggles with other women. He remarried on 7 February 1964 to Susan Catling, an American from Baltimore resident in London whom he had met in 1956. Susan Crosland was a successful journalist and writer. Crosland wasn’t blessed with children from either marriage, although Susan Crosland had two daughters from a previous marriage. Crosland persuaded his step-daughters to abandon their elite private schools to attend Holland Park Comprehensive. If it was good enough for Uncle Harry’s nephews and Baroness Oona and indeed good enough to employ Bryan Ferry as an art teacher…

Anthony Crosland
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Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
In office
8 April 1976 – 19 February 1977
Prime Minister James Callaghan
Preceded by James Callaghan
Succeeded by David Owen
Secretary of State for the Environment
In office
5 March 1974 – 8 April 1976
Prime Minister Harold Wilson
Preceded by Geoffrey Rippon
Succeeded by Peter Shore
Shadow Secretary of State for the Environment
In office
19 June 1970 – 5 March 1974
Leader Harold Wilson
Succeeded by Margaret Thatcher
Secretary of State for Local Government and Regional Planning
In office
6 October 1969 – 19 June 1970
Prime Minister Harold Wilson
Preceded by Anthony Greenwood (Minister of Housing and Local Government)
Succeeded by Peter Walker (Minister of State for Housing and Local Government)
President of the Board of Trade
In office
29 August 1967 – 6 October 1969
Prime Minister Harold Wilson
Preceded by Douglas Jay
Succeeded by Roy Mason
Secretary of State for Education and Science
In office
22 January 1965 – 29 August 1967
Prime Minister Harold Wilson
Preceded by Michael Stewart
Succeeded by Patrick Gordon Walker
Minister of State for Economic Affairs
In office
20 October 1964 – 22 January 1965
Prime Minister Harold Wilson
Preceded by Office Created
Succeeded by Austen Albu
Economic Secretary to the Treasury
In office
19 October – 22 December 1964
Prime Minister Harold Wilson
Preceded by Maurice Macmillan
Succeeded by Office Abolished
(Eventually Jock Bruce-Gardyne)
Member of Parliament
for Great Grimsby
In office
8 October 1959 – 19 February 1977
Preceded by Kenneth Younger
Succeeded by Austin Mitchell
Member of Parliament
for South Gloucestershire
In office
23 February 1950 – 26 May 1955
Preceded by Constituency established
Succeeded by Frederick Corfield
Personal details
Born 29 August 1918
St Leonards-on-Sea, Sussex, England
Died 19 February 1977 (aged 58)
Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
Political party Labour
Alma mater Trinity College, Oxford

When Crosland was Secretary of State at the DES, Ernest Armstrong, a Sunderland Cllr who then served as MP for North West Durham, 1964-87, used his influence with Crosland to conceal Matt Arnold’s and Peter Howarth’s Giggling at Axwell Park Approved School in Gateshead. Ernest was the man who proved so helpful to London-based barrister Miranda when it came to Miranda bagging the nomination for that safe Labour seat of Sedgefield, for which Miranda was duly elected on 9 June 1983, as the Gang closed in on Brown and I. Ernest’s daughter Hilary succeeded Ernest in his seat, Hilary holding North West Durham, 1987-2010. Hilary became part of Miranda’s inner circle and bagged her peerage in June 2010. Ernest and Hilary have been covered on this blog previously eg. ‘The Most Dangerous Man In The World – Part III’, but by popular demand/request, here’s Hilary again, Hilary always being well worth a visit:

The Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top
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Minister for the Cabinet Office
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
In office
5 May 2006 – 27 June 2007
Prime Minister Tony Blair
Preceded by Jim Murphy (Acting)
Succeeded by Ed Miliband
Minister for Social Exclusion
In office
5 May 2006 – 27 June 2007
Prime Minister Tony Blair
Preceded by Phil Woolas
Succeeded by Position abolished
Chief Whip of the House of Commons
Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury
In office
8 June 2001 – 5 May 2006
Prime Minister Tony Blair
Deputy Keith Hill
Bob Ainsworth
Preceded by Ann Taylor
Succeeded by Jacqui Smith
Minister of State for Local Government
In office
2 May 1997 – 8 June 2001
Prime Minister Tony Blair
Preceded by David Curry
Succeeded by Nick Raynsford
Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Leader of the Opposition
In office
24 July 1992 – 12 May 1994
Leader John Smith
Preceded by Adam Ingram
Succeeded by Bruce Grocott
Member of the House of Lords
Lord Temporal
Assumed office
18 June 2010
Life Peerage
Member of Parliament
for Durham North West
In office
11 June 1987 – 12 April 2010
Preceded by Ernest Armstrong
Succeeded by Pat Glass
Personal details
Born 30 November 1945 (age 74)
Sunderland, United Kingdom
Political party Labour
Spouse(s) Paul Corrigan
Alma mater University of East London
University of Birmingham
Website Official website

Hilary’s Highlights: BSc in sociology at West Ham Technical Institute (now the University of East London) and a Diploma in Social Work from the University of Birmingham. Hilary Trained as a social worker when Robert Bluglass and Gwynne’s Gigglers had a firm grip on Birmingham University and vulnerable people in Brum. Hilary worked for VSO in Kenya before entering politics.

Previous posts have discussed the Giggling origins of VSO, which amazed me, but did explain a conundrum that all undergrads at UCNW on the Agri degree in the early 1980s encountered ie. the bizarre arrangement that resulted in relentless sexual harasser Gordon Farley bagging a job as a lecturer at UCNW’s Dept of Agriculture. Farley was a complete idiot in the eyes of the more robust students but a frightening menace to those who were more fragile. He very obviously knew sod all about the subject that he was supposed to be teaching, lived in a hall warden’s flat with his 19 year old daughter who suffered from a severe form of epilepsy and who’s safety and health was at risk with an idiot like her dad as her guardian. It was known that Farley had only been given the job at UCNW as a result of an arrangement with VSO. Farley had been working on a fixed term contract with VSO and his contract had ended prematurely; Farley was therefore transferred to UCNW for the remainder of his contract.

UCNW did have close links to VSO because of the many students of biological sciences who undertook VSO work after graduation, it was a popular option and at the time VSO wanted biologists/agriculturalists. What we were all so confused about was how VSO ever decided to employ a liability like Farley and why UCNW’s Dept of Agri wanted yet another incompetent buffoon to add to their existing stock (see eg. ‘Not Seen Since The 80s – Carwyn’). I now realise that the biggest question was what was it that Farley did on his VSO placement that caused him to be withdrawn and placed with Lord Kenyon’s dreadful old pals in the Agri Dept who were still having to play musical chairs with the staff after their former Departmental Secretary Mary Wynch had been wrongfully arrested and imprisoned by Dafydd?

Hilary Armstrong was first elected as Durham County Councillor for Crook North Division in 1985. Brown’s mum and dad came from Crook and a nearby village and their families continued to live there after Brown’s parents moved away. Brown’s cousins and their children were still in the Crook area when Miranda was PM.

Hilary was shortlisted for the vacant Sedgefield constituency in 1983, but ‘lost out’ to Miranda. Yet it was Hilary’s dad who was instrumental in bagging Miranda the nomination…

Hilary was PPS to John Smith during his time as Labour Leader.

Hilary is also a member of the Amicus trades union (formerly MSF) and her trade union links were useful when she helped to shore up support for the rewriting of Clause IV. Hilary spent four years as Minister for Local Government in the Department for the Environment, Transport, and the Regions and then the Department for Transport, Local Government, and the Regions, before being promoted into the Cabinet as Chief Whip after the 2001 General Election.

On 5 May 2006 Armstrong was appointed Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, Minister for the Cabinet Office and Minister for Social Exclusion. Hilary formally resigned from the Govt on 27 June 2007 when Miranda resigned as PM. On becoming PM, Gordon Brown announced Armstrong’s appointment as Chair of a Parliamentary Labour Party Manifesto Committee drawing up policy ideas covering children.

On 4 July 2009, Hilary announced her intention to stand down at the 2010 General Election. On 18 June 2010, Hilary was created a life peer as Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top, of Crook in the County of Durham and was introduced in the House of Lords on 6 July 2010.

Hilary is a member of the Joint Committee on the Draft Domestic Abuse Bill and a member of Labour Friends of Israel.

Hilary is married to Paul Corrigan. Paul’s a laugh and his CV explains why no-one in the Labour Party asked too many Qs about the sad demise of John Smith. Paul David Corrigan was Director of Strategy and Commissioning of the NHS London Strategic Health Authority and formerly Labour Party adviser and health adviser to Miranda.Image result for john smith mp images

Born in Woolwich, Corrigan gained his BSc in sociology from the LSE in 1969 See the source image and his PhD in juvenile delinquency and secondary education from the University of Durham in 1974. Corrigan has been Visiting Professor of Public Policy at the University of North London since 1995. He taught at the University of Warwick and was then Head of Department of Applied Social Studies at the Polytechnic of North London. Corrigan’s field was inner city social policy and community development. Corrigan gave papers at the 6th and 11th Symposia of the National Deviancy Conference on ‘Interactionist Theory and Social Work’ and ‘The Industrial Relations Act: A Suitable Case for Deviance?’ respectively.

In 1985 Corrigan left academic life and worked with the GLC and ILEA until they were abolished by Thatch; Paul moved on to work with yet another organisation famed for the en masse organised abuse of children, the London Borough of Islington and for the local govt unit of the Labour Party. In 1997 Corrigan started to work as a consultant on issues of modernisation, just as Ronnie Waterhouse was conducting the enormous cover-up of the crimes of Paul and Hilary’s colleagues. In 1999 Paul started to work for the Office for Public Management and published “Shakespeare on Management: Leadership Lessons for Today’s Managers”. Image result for ronald waterhouse child of another century images

In 2001 Paul was appointed as a Special Advisor to Secretary of State for Health Alan Milburn. Alan concealed much on his home territory of Newcastle and then concealed much else on a national basis as a member of Miranda’s Govt; Alan is married to a Nice Lady Doctor, a psychiatrist! See previous posts eg. ‘The Most Dangerous Man In The World – Part IV’. Milburn served as Special Advisor to Milburn’s successor, Dr John Reid. Basher Reid is a Stirling University alumnus and like Lord Jack McConnell, Basher did very well out of my two friends being at Stirling with Lord Jack when the Gang came after me and if you want to argue about that, Basher will smack you in the mouth. See previous posts for info on Basher.

Corrigan is credited as the man behind the Labour Govts policy on “Foundation Hospitals” and has written widely about the principle of choice. Mid-Staffs, Remember The Name! As well as the names of every other Foundation Hospital that was positively encouraged by Corrigan to not simply aggressively deny rocketing levels of patient harm but found that they were richly rewarded if they made up their stats as well. In 2006, Corrigan returned to the Govt as a policy adviser to Miranda. In 2007 Corrigan announced that he was going to work for the NHS in London. Mr Hilary Armstrong was the Director of Strategy and Commissioning of the NHS London Strategic Health Authority from June 2007 to March 2009.

Corrigan has advocated privatisation of NHS hospitals that face financial difficulties. That’ll be every NHS hospital then.

Corrigan was appointed CBE in the 2009 Birthday Honours.

Mr Armstrong became a Non-Executive Director of the Care Quality Commission in July 2013, joining MDU barrister Sir Robert Francis on that body.See the source imageSee the source image

 

The ongoing campaign for comprehensive schools in England and Wales gained a major boost when Tony Crosland was at the DES with Circular 10/65, which as a statute rather than a Government Bill was controversial at the time, although a Govt motion in favour of the policy had been passed in January 1965. Crosland’s policy gained approval from local government; by 1979 over 90% of pupils were in comprehensive schools. In her biography published in 1982, Susan Crosland said that her husband had told her “If it’s the last thing I do, I’m going to destroy every fucking grammar school in England. And Wales and Northern Ireland.”

Crosland was a keen football fan and an avid viewer of the TV show Match of the Day. He insisted on taking the then American Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, a well known football fan, to Blundell Park to watch Grimsby Town play Gillingham in April 1976 when the two met for the first time. In December 1976, when Kissinger bowed out after the Republican defeat, he went with Crosland to watch a football match at Stamford Bridge between Chelsea and Wolverhampton Wanderers

See the source image Who won the cup final?

According to John P. Mackintosh, Wilson’s and Sunny Jim’s Govts were dominated by Crosland’s views on equality: ‘Crosland’s ideas continued to be almost unchallenged and dominated the Labour Govts of 1964–1970. […] [T]he Labour Government which came into office in 1974 edged back towards a Croslandite position. […] [I]f any ideas or policies could be said to have characterised Mr Callaghan’s very matter-of-fact and cautious government, they were the continuation of an approach which Crosland had set out in 1956…’ See the source image Crosland and his wife bought a converted mill at Adderbury in Oxfordshire in 1975, as well as having a home at Lansdowne Road in Notting Hill. It was at Adderbury that Crosland suffered a massive cerebral haemorrhage on the afternoon of 13 February 1977 whilst working on a paper on the Rhodesian situation. Image result for tiny rowland images That evening, Crosland had intended to complete a major foreign policy speech on détente. The speech was subsequently delivered by his successor, Dr Death, to the Diplomatic Writers Association on 3 March 1977.

Tony Crosland died at 58 yrs old in the Radcliffe Infirmary hospital, Oxford, on 19 February 1977 after being in a coma for six days. Harold Wilson had resigned suddenly on 5 April 1976; Harold who served in Attlee’s Govt and knew Gnome. On 10 May 1976, in the wake of Norman Scott’s allegations – they had only received media coverage because Norman had been prosecuted over a minor social security fraud and his defence necessitated the Court being obliged to listen to Norman’s account, Mr Thrope partly being the cause of the ‘fraud’ and ‘The Sunday Times’ publishing an article trashing Norman entitled ‘The Lies Of Norman Scott’ – Mr Thrope resigned the Party leadership, “convinced that a fixed determination to destroy the Leader could itself result in the destruction of the Party”.

Mr Thrope – Lady Megan Lloyd George’s godson – like Tony Crosland, was an alumnus of Trinity College, Oxford.

Denzil Freeth was also a graduate of Trinity College Oxford – HERE

The new Liberal leader, David Steel, appointed Mr Thrope Party Spokesman on Foreign Affairs, with responsibility for European issues. Mr Thrope lobbied the Govt hard for legislation to introduce direct elections to the European Parliament; at that time MEPs were appointed by member nations’ Parliaments.

By-election losses eroded and finally removed Labour’s small majority and in March 1977 Sunny Jim was in danger of losing a confidence vote that would have precipitated a General Election. Opinion polls indicated that an election at that time would have been equally disastrous for the Labour and Liberal Parties; to ensure mutual survival, a “Lib–Lab pact” was agreed, whereby in return for certain policy concessions the Liberals would support the Govt. In the various debates related to the unresolved issue of Rhodesia, Mr Thrope pressed for the involvement of representatives from the African nationalists, in the form of the Patriotic Front, in negotiations for a peaceful settlement to the long-running Rhodesian Bush War.Image result for tiny rowland images

Although the press was generally quiet after Thorpe’s resignation, reporters were still investigating him. The most persistent of these were Barry Penrose and Roger Courtiour, collectively known as “Pencourt”, who had begun by believing that Thorpe was a target of South African intelligence agencies, until their investigations led them to Peter Bessell in California. Bessell, no longer covering for Thrope, gave the reporters his version of the conspiracy to murder Scott, and Thrope’s role in it. Pencourt’s progress was covered in Private Eye, to Thorpe’s extreme vexation; when the pair attempted to question him outside his Devon home early in 1977, Mr Thrope threatened them with prosecution. See the source image

Mr Thrope’s relatively peaceful interlude ended in October 1977 when Newton, released from prison, sold his story to the London Evening News. Newton’s claim that he had been paid “by a leading Liberal” to kill Scott caused a sensation, and led to a prolonged police investigation. Throughout this period Mr Thrope endeavoured to continue his public life, in and out of Parliament. In the Commons on 1 August 1978, when it appeared certain Mr Thrope would face criminal charges, he asked the Attorney-General what sum of capital possessed by an applicant would prevent him from receiving legal aid. The next day Mr Thrope made his final speech in the House, during a debate on Rhodesia.Image result for tiny rowland images Image result for peter hain images Readers may choose to believe if they wish, the transparent tissue of odious lies that streamed on and on from his disgusting, greedy, slavering lips. That is Entirely A Matter For You. But I am in possession of 10,000 documents that should have put this lot in prison years ago.

others – here

John Davies
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Shadow Foreign Secretary
In office
11 April 1976 – 6 November 1978
Leader Margaret Thatcher
Preceded by Reginald Maudling
Succeeded by Francis Pym
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
In office
5 November 1972 – 5 March 1974
Prime Minister Ted Heath
Preceded by Geoffrey Rippon
Succeeded by Harold Lever
President of the Board of Trade
In office
15 October 1970 – 5 November 1972
Prime Minister Ted Heath
Preceded by Michael Noble
Succeeded by Peter Walker
Secretary of State for Trade and Industry
In office
15 October 1970 – 5 November 1972
Prime Minister Ted Heath
Preceded by Post established
Succeeded by Peter Walker
Minister of Technology
In office
28 July 1970 – 15 October 1970 See the source image Penelope Piercy: Mandarin at the Ministry of Technology
Prime Minister Ted Heath
Preceded by Geoffrey Rippon
Succeeded by Position abolished
Director of the Confederation of British Industry
In office
30 July 1965 – 15 October 1969
Preceded by Position established
Succeeded by Campbell Adamson
Member of Parliament
for Knutsford
In office
18 June 1970 – 6 November 1978
Preceded by Walter Bromley-Davenport
Succeeded by Jock Bruce-Gardyne
Personal details
Born 8 January 1916
London, England
Died 4 July 1979 (aged 63)
London, England
Political party Conservative

Wedgie-Benn was appointed Secretary of State for the DTI immediately after Harold Wilson won the Feb 1974 General Election. Wedgie-Benn claimed to be unsure of holding his Bristol seat in Feb 1974. His diary entry for 7 Feb 1974 stated that it was announced on the news that the General Election date had been given as 28 Feb, that ‘I had to cancel my lunch engagement with Clive Jenkins and David Basnett and Clive said over the phone ‘We will send two full-time organisers into your constituency, buy a loudspeaker for your use and give £250 to your Election funds’. Dave Basnett said ‘Contact Larry Whitty’ (who was formerly my Private Secretary at the Ministry of Technology and who is now head of Research Department at the GMWU), ‘and tell him what you want, and we’ll see what we can do’. Benn probably received far more assistance as organised by Larry Whitty than he noted in his diary…

Benn was re-elected – Larry obviously came up trumps! – and a Labour Govt was formed on 5 March 1974 after the Grocer’s negotiations with the Liberals ie. Mr Thrope failed, although the Labour Govt lacked an overall majority. Harold Wilson split the DTI into two, appointing Peter Shore – he who went to school with the Beatles and was married to as People Trafficking Whitehall Top Doc Liz Shore – as Secretary of State for Trade and Benn as Secretary of State for Industry. Benn and his Secretary of State allies, including Shore,

The Lord Shore of Stepney bagged his peerage in June 1997 See the source image
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Shadow Leader of the House of Commons
In office
31 October 1983 – 13 July 1987
Leader Neil Kinnock
Preceded by John Silkin
Succeeded by Frank Dobson
Shadow Secretary of State for Trade and Industry
In office
31 October 1983 – 26 October 1984
Leader Neil Kinnock
Preceded by Peter Archer (Trade)
Stanley Orme (Industry)
Succeeded by John Smith
Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer
In office
8 December 1980 – 31 October 1983
Leader Michael Foot
Preceded by Denis Healey
Succeeded by Roy Hattersley
Shadow Foreign Secretary
In office
14 July 1979 – 8 December 1980
Leader Jim Callaghan
Preceded by Francis Pym
Succeeded by Denis Healey
Shadow Secretary of State for the Environment
In office
4 May 1979 – 14 July 1979
Leader Jim Callaghan
Preceded by Michael Heseltine
Succeeded by Roy Hattersley
Secretary of State for the Environment
In office
8 April 1976 – 4 May 1979
Prime Minister Jim Callaghan
Preceded by Tony Crosland
Succeeded by Michael Heseltine
Secretary of State for Trade
In office
4 March 1974 – 8 April 1976
Prime Minister Harold Wilson
Preceded by Peter Walker (Trade and Industry)
Succeeded by Edmund Dell
Shadow Minister for Europe
In office
19 October 1971 – 19 April 1972
Leader Harold Wilson
Preceded by Harold Lever
Succeeded by Michael Foot
Minister without Portfolio
In office
6 October 1969 – 19 June 1970
Prime Minister Harold Wilson
Preceded by George Thomson
Succeeded by The Lord Drumalbyn
Secretary of State for Economic Affairs
In office
29 August 1967 – 6 October 1969
Prime Minister Harold Wilson
Preceded by Michael Stewart
Succeeded by Position abolished
Anthony Crosland (Minister of State)
Member of Parliament
for Bethnal Green and Stepney
Stepney (1964–1974)
Stepney and Poplar (1974–1983)
In office
15 October 1964 – 1 May 1997
Preceded by Stoker Edwards
Succeeded by Constituency abolished
Personal details
Born 20 May 1924
Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England
Died 24 September 2001 (aged 77)
London, England
Political party Labour
Children Piers Shore
Crispin Nicholas Shore
Tacy Susan Shore
Thomasina Shore
Alma mater King’s College, Cambridge

Footie (Secretary of State for Employment) and Eric Varley (Secretary of State for Energy) wanted to implement Radical Socialist Policies. The National Enterprise Board created by that Labour administration, it was planned, would channel public funds into industry, thus allowing the acquisition (nationalisation) of some prominent companies that played a key role in the economy. Wedgie-Benn was much occupied by the future of Rolls Royce and Concorde production, because those were big employers in the Bristol area and politically sensitive for Benn on a local level. Benn was also much concerned with motorbike company Norton Villiers Triumph (NVT), (founded in 1973 but defunct in 1978) with plants in Andover, Meriden (Solihull), Small Heath and Wolverhampton.

At that time Mr Bridgy Celeb had become serious about motorbikes and was keen on classic British bikes, including Triumph Bonnevilles; father and grandpa were enthusiasts as well and I’ve been receiving info telling me that Mr Bridgy Celeb was surrounded by the Gang’s plants in those days. I noticed at the time that when Br Bridgy Celeb began entering scramble races, the most vile people began to turn up to hover around us throughout the day. It’s why I stopped going; I think Mrs Brady thought I was taking a stand against getting wet and cold watching scrambles, but it was the foul tossers who would arrive and just not piss off again. One of them was notorious in Bridgy, he later married a girl I knew from Chilton School; they emigrated to Oz and he became seriously violent and abusive. I had no idea that he had been put up to just hanging around father and me at scrambles by du Cann et al, I certainly wondered what on earth he was doing trying to pretend that he was interested in befriending us. Richard Breed, the local psychopath, remember the name!

On 7 March 1974 Benn recorded in his diary that Wilson had arranged the transfer of the Printing Division of the old DTI, ‘which has responsibility for sponsoring the newspaper industry’, to the Board of Trade; ‘this is clearly so that Harold can keep me entirely away from the mass media. For the same reason broadcasting policy has been sent over to the Home Office’ [Woy was Home Secretary]. Benn was also told that all political advisers had to be secretly and then openly vetted. Benn was summoned to meet Harold Wilson who told him that his Ministers were to be Michael Meacher, Gregor MacKenzie and Hefferlump.

MacKenzie belonged to Glasgae and was MP for Glasgae Rutherglen, 1964-87; he was PPS to Sunny Jim and Woy when they were Chancellors of the Exchequer in the 1960s. MacKenzie died on 4 May 1992. Meacher and Hefferlump were both Giggling associates of Gwynne and Dafydd as were their wives Molly Meacher (a social worker who ended up in the Lords as a result of her service to Giggling in social work, psychiatry and the NHS, who later married Happiness Guru Lord Richard Layard, as discussed in previous posts) and Doris Heffer (a former medical secretary who’s loyalty was to the Top Docs of Liverpool, Glasgow and elsewhere who were part of Dafydd’s network, as discussed in previous posts). Benn was close friends with the Meachers and the Hefferlumps and they attended soirees at the Benn residence. Michael Meacher later Served The Windbag and previous posts discussed how Meacher attempted to micromanage sympathetic NHS Board members, collecting sensitive data just when I was clashing with the Gang. Meacher’s conduct was deemed so unacceptable that members of his own Party complained to the Windbag who failed to deal with the matter, the Windbag having secretly endorsed what Meacher was doing.

Benn’s diary entry for 7 March mentions a meeting about Concorde with DTI Civil Service Mandarins working under Anthony Part, David Jones (Deputy Secretary) and Ken Binning (an Under-Secretary), both of whom Benn knew from his days at the Ministry of Technology. David Jones and Binning would be known to Gnome’s daughter Penelope. Benn was told that the unanimous advice throughout Whitehall was for the cancellation of Concorde and ‘they had agreed that it was unsaleable in its present form’. Benn was desperate to continue with the Concorde programme because he could be finished in Bristol if it ended…

Another accomplice, Sir (Thomas) Philip Jones died on 19 July 2000. Reginald Turnhill penned his obituary for ‘The Guardian’:

The son of a police chief inspector and a teacher, Jones was born in Kent, but the family moved to Wales while he was still a child, and he identified with Wales for the rest of his life. He attended Cowbridge grammar school

A la Bodger and Anthony Hopkins

and won an exhibition to Jesus College, Oxford, where he studied greats (ancient history and philosophy).

The Jesus College, Oxford with strong Welsh links, a popular college with the grander members of the Gang. The Gang hit the jackpot when Harold became PM, Harold being an alumnus of Jesus College.

After national service as a junior officer in the Royal Artillery from 1953-5, he became an assistant principal in the then Ministry of Supply. Jones was soon deeply involved in the controversies over the proposed supersonic airliner – not yet named Concorde. By 1967, he was assistant secretary at the Ministry of Technology, under the first director-general of the project, Jim (later Sir James) Hamilton.

The top civil servants suddenly found they were deeply divided. Jones and Sir Ronald Melville, permanent secretary at the Ministry of Aviation, felt strongly that it was commercially unviable and should be cancelled. Hamilton, backed by Air Chief Marshal Sir Christopher Hartley, controller of aircraft, argued that it was a great project, which should go ahead. They took their problem to the then technology minister, Tony Benn. “What are you talking about?” he asked. “Of course, we are going ahead.”

Despite his misgivings, Jones succeeded Hamilton as DG Concorde, and was admired by his colleagues for the way in which he put aside his personal feelings. He was much respected by his French counterparts during the years of nationalistic negotiations that followed, and was perhaps the last of his breed to use a pipe as a debating weapon – gaining time to reflect on the subtleties of French while filling and lighting it, and then aiming the stem across the table as he replied. It seems likely, however, that his lack of enthusiasm was reflected in the anti-supersonic coverage in most of the media during the 1970s.

Jones was probably relieved when Kenneth Binning, another fast-track mandarin, took over as DG Concorde, while he was transferred to the Department of Energy to handle oil and gas policy. Here, his negotiating abilities found a new outlet in handling the franchises for the North Sea oil leases. Insiders expected him to take over from Sir Donald Maitland as the department’s permanent secretary, but the story goes that he fell out with the then Conservative chancellor, Nigel Lawson, and was given, in the words of a colleague, “the best consolation prize you can get”, the chairmanship of the Electricity Council.

With the industry facing privatisation, Jones fought – and won – a grim battle with Lord Marshall of Goring, chairman of the Central Electricity Generating Board. Marshall wanted the CEGB to retain control of the national grid, while Jones wanted to introduce competition by handing over responsibility to the area electricity boards. Marshall’s public campaign was defeated by Jones’s more subtle negotiating skills viz comic legal advice man pub in Whitehall.

When the Electricity Council was wound up in 1990, the former civil servant became chairman of Total Oil for eight years, See the source imagewhere his Concorde experience helped to maintain good relations with the French holding company. He also became a member, and then chairman, of the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales, the Welsh Office seeking his services in improving teaching and research standards in Welsh universities and colleges. Image result for kim howells images

Philip Jones, Remember The Name! Another one who was a friend of my posh relatives, I am very sorry about them Mr H! The Gnomes and Lucans really dragged Knightsbridge into the gutter…

Among his honours was the Lion of Finland decoration, conferred in 1997 by that country’s president.

Sir Philip married Mary Phillips in 1955, and they had two sons. She died earlier this year.

Dates for your diary: Sir (Thomas) Philip Jones Chairman of Total Oil Marine from 1990 to 1998 and Total Oil Holdings, 1991-98; Chairman of the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales from 1996 until his death in July 2000.

Jesus College, Oxford appointed him to an Honorary Fellowship in 1990. A 2nd Lieutenant in the Royal Artillery, 1953-55, joined the Civil Service in 1955, as Assistant Principal in the Ministry of Supply. He also worked in the Ministry of Aviation, the Treasury and the Department of Trade and Industry, becoming Under-secretary in the DTI in 1974 and serving as Deputy Secretary at the Department of Energy between 1976 and 1983. Jones was a member of the British National Oil Corporation from 1980 to 1982 and of the British Overseas Trade Board from 1985 to 1988. He was Chairman of the Electricity Council from 1983 to 1990. Jones was appointed a Companion of the Order of the Bath in 1978 and knighted in 1986. He was a governor of Henley Management College from 1986 onwards. Jones was appointed a Freeman of the City of London in 1986, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in 1987 and a Commander of the Order of the Lion of Finland in 1997.

 

Benn’s diary entry for 7 March mentioned him meeting Young Socialists to thank them for their huge effort in his campaign, leading to the landslide in Bristol. He mentioned that ‘there were three hundred helpers in Brislington alone on polling day and forty cars in a single ward: so when the Labour movement is mobilised there really is nothing you can’t do’. Except put a stop to a Royal Lobotomist and his crazy old mate Dafydd running a paedophile ring obviously.

On 8 March 1974, Benn had a message from Harold suggesting Bill Nield as a further Minister in the DTI; Sir William Nield was Deputy Chairman of Rolls Royce Ltd, had been Permanent Secretary in the Cabinet Office and in the late 1930s had worked for the Labour Party Research and Policy Dept, yet another of Gnome’s old acquaintances. Anthony Part was unhappy about the suggestion re Nield on the grounds that Nield ran the negotiations for Britain’s entry into the Common Market (EEC) and bagged a GCMG in return which traumatised everyone because that was a Foreign Office standard gong, not a Home Civil Service one. Nield’s appointment to the DTI was blown out by a Mandarin, possibly Sir William Armstrong.

On 11 March 1974, Benn held a meeting about the NVT plant at Meriden – perhaps Richard Breed joined them for beer and sandwiches! – with Lord Jack Jones of the KGB, Gang and Giggles, Harry Unwin, Bill Lapworth (the Divisional Organiser of the TGWU at Coventry) and Dennis Johnson, the shop stewards’ convenor. Benn arranged a high degree of support and organisation at the Meriden plant, told those at the meeting that he would ask Dennis Poore, MD of NVT, to help shop stewards make a case for viability (the company being in deep trouble) and to ‘desist from any attempt to harass the co-operative’ and considered using his powers to put a Director of the Board of NVT.

On 19 March 1974 Benn noted in his diary that Sir Kenneth Keith, the Chairman of Rolls Royce, was ‘angry that I was seeing all the Rolls Royce shop stewards before seeing him, but that is of course the relationship that which I intended to establish’. Benn’s diary entry mentioned his new Private Secretary, Roy Williams, and his meeting with Concorde shop stewards, Lew Gray and John Blackley, and the trade union-British Aerospace liaison committee, the Bristol Trades Council and the TUC South West Regional Advisory Committee.

A big media presence was there to greet Benn and Gordon Farnsworth, Editor of the ‘Bristol Evening Post’, subsequently wrote a leading article declaring that no-one had done more than Tony Benn to fight for Concorde. Benn noted in his diary that if Harold’s Govt went ahead and cancelled Concorde, he would ‘consult my people in Bristol’ and consider resigning.

PREVIOUS POSTS BAEROSPACE

On 20 March, Benn visited Bristol Rolls Royce where he met the ‘new Managing Director and the Board’, then the shop stewards who had put a note on Benn’s table saying ‘Our jobs depend on Concorde. Your job depends on us’. Then it was on to a mass meeting held at the airport with 12,000 people…

Benn’s diary also mentioned that his Auntie Rene – his father’s 92 year old sister – died on 19 March 1974 after being hit by a car when walking home from visiting a friend in London. She was taken to Tommy’s injured but conscious but died two hours later.

The diary entry for 20 March also notes that Benn’s son Stephen was preparing for his visit to Cincinnati the next day with Benn’s wife Caroline, who was off to see her mother, who was dying.

On March 22, Benn attended a meeting re Rolls Royce with Sir Kenneth Keith, Chairman of RR, Sir William Nield, Anthony Part, David Jones and Frank Beswick. Keith told Benn that in 1972, Sir William Armstrong had asked Keith, on behalf of Grocer Heath to take on a job in the national interest and the job was Chair of RR; the Bristol plant was considered a serious pain because of the number of strikes. Although Benn considered that Keith’s account of the workers at RR was ‘most offensive’, in return for Keith letting on that he had become Chairman of RR as a result of the Grocer being desperate, Benn explained to Keith that in Feb 1974, his constituency had been marginal and he was re-elected by gaining the support of trade unions in Bristol and thousands of them, ‘many of them aircraft workers’ turned out on polling day, thus he was re-elected and appointed to the DTI. Benn explained that when he was at the Ministry of Technology – with Gnome’s daughter working for him – he dealt with Sir Denning Pearson and the application for Govt funding for Rolls Royce. Benn held the management of the RR plant at Bristol responsible for the problems there. Keith and Benn clashed and did not get on well.

23 March 1974. Benn’s diary noted that Jack Jones had rung Harold and Harold told him that there would be no cancellation of Concorde in the Budget.

Now Then.

On 24 March 1974 Hefferlump rang Benn, horrified that Wilson’s Govt intended to supply warships to Chile. On 11 Sept 1973, Augusto Pinochet had overthrown the democratically elected Marxist President Salvador Allende was killed in a military coup, with CIA backing. Hefferlump told Benn that he would be writing to Wilson to protest.

On 25 March 1974, Benn noted that yesterday there had been a report in the Sunday Torygraph that Wilson’s Govt had decided to continue to supply the warships ordered by Chile and that Sunny Jim, the Foreign Secretary, had approved the decision. Sunny Jim told Benn that the warships were finished, they had to go to Chile and that supplying Pinochet with warships would be a way of influencing Chile to become a democratic country.

Benn’s diary entries over the following weeks often refer to the warships to Chile trade deal. Heffer opposed the deal, as did Benn and it was contrasted with the Govts increasingly hard stance against South Africa.

On 28 March Benn noted that one of the warships had already been handed to a Chilean Navy crew and that a major export interest was involved. It was confirmed in Cabinet that there were already orders worth £200 million with Latin American countries as a whole and Britain would be seen as highly unreliable if it cancelled the Chile warships contract.

On 29 March Benn flew to Paris for a discussion re Concorde, where, with the Ambassador Sir Edward Tomkins, he met M. Achille-Fould, the French Minister for Transport. Achille-Fould was described by Benn as a ‘charming man’, a ‘Tory wine-grower who’s family have owned their own vineyard since the seventeenth century’. A-F made it clear that the French were determined to go ahead with Concorde.

JOHN ALLAN !! Du Cann!!

24 April 1974: Benn heard that President Pompidou had died and that would hold the Concorde decision on the part of Wilson’s Govt up.

3 April 1974. ‘A bill is being proposed to save Dr Michael Winstanley, the Liberal MP for Hazel Grove, from being unseated due to a ‘technical office of profit’ he held while an MP; his medical practice advised the Ministry of Health and he continued to receive money from it after entering Parliament. This has made Dennis Skinner hopping mad because of the Govts refusal to indemnify the Clay Cross Councillors…’

Clay Cross Cllrs EXPLAIN – Crosland estimated that to help the Cllrs financially would cost £1.5 billion – Eric Varley denounced the Cllrs as Trots.

Get over it Beast of Bolsover, the Top Docs do what they want and you lot in Parliament can’t stop them!

On 5 April 1974, Dick Crossman died at the age of WHAT. Previous posts mentioned that Crossman was very ill-served by his own Top Docs after years of covering up the Giggles and the Gang…

9 April. At Cabinet Sunny Jim reported that he’d had a meeting with a group of Labour MPs, half of whom had been in favour of releasing the existing warships to Chile and that legislation would be required to stop the release. Footie protested strongly, as did Benn; Benn raised the matter of the repair and overhaul of Rolls Royce engines at East Kilbride for the Hawker Hunters that had been sold to Chile and maintained that was even worse because the Hawker Hunters could be used by guerrillas. Only Footie and Benn spoke against the warships to Chile. ‘Barbara Castle was silent, so was Peter Shore perhaps, because as Trade Minister, he was worried about the threat to copper supplies, which might be stopped in retaliation if we don’t go ahead with the deal’.

On 10 April, Benn and Hefferlump had a tete a tete re the text of a speech that the Hefferlump intended to make re warships to Chile. Benn warned him that he might be sacked, but Hefferlump was threatening to resign anyway. In March 1972 Hefferlump had travelled to Chile to see Allende with a message from Harold Wilson…

13 April: Hefferlump rang Benn and told him that he had received a letter from Wilson that his speech re Chile and the warships was incompatible with his role as Minister of State in the DTI. Heffer’s agent was besieged with press inquiries. Benn expects Hefferlump to be kicked out of the Cabinet.

14 April. The BBC went to interview Wedgie Benn about investment and threw in a Q re Hefferlump’s speech on warships to Chile. The BBC edited Benn’s answer so Benn complained to the BBC. Frances Morrell, at the time one of Benn’s advisers, advised him not to cause a row because ‘Harold is in real trouble and rows of this kind don’t do the Party any good’. Then Judith Hart rang Benn because she was wetting herself re Hefferlump’s speech and wondering whether she ought to resign.

Harold – scandal as usual – the corrupt land deals with Marcia William’s brother DETAILS

Morrell HERE

HART

Bob Mellish HERE Chief Whip

15 April: Sunny Jim was on the TV news saying that Hefferlump’s speech was contrary to collective Cabinet responsibility but he hoped that Wilson wouldn’t sack him.

The row re Hefferlump continued, including in the press. There was much support for him and Benn speculates on 16 April 1974 that Hefferlump is looking principled and this might bag him a place on the NEC.

[Hefferlump was elected to the NEC in 1975. The Gang’s loyal retainer who ensured that there were never any Qs asked about all those kids in care from north Wales who ended up in Walton Prison in his constituency died on 27 May 1991, the month in which I appeared at the Royal Courts of Justice in The Strand while Wimmin’s Champ St Helena was starring in a test case in the neighbouring Court and said not a word about the charade taking place with me courtesy of the MDU and Hempsons.]

23 April 1974. Benn and his wife went to a dinner with Battling Babs Castle and others and Babs ‘talked about nothing but the need to bribe consultants to accept whole-time service in the Health Service’. Babs bribed them but the Top Docs continued with the private work anyway… The other guests at the dinner ‘talked about Chile and agreed that we would have to put up a fight at the National Executive tomorrow…’

24 April. ‘NEC this morning and the key item was the discussion on Chile. Jim Callaghan began by justifying what he had done. He mentioned other arms contracts abroad, the repercussive effects of threats of retaliation on copper supplies…’ Footie was still loudly objecting re selling arms to a fascist country. Benn was unhappy but said that they had to accept collective responsibility as a Cabinet.

26 April. Benn noted: ‘The Confederation of Shipbuilding and Engineering Unions, led by George Doughty, came to see me about British Leyland.. concerned about press stories that British Leyland was cutting back on its investment programme and selling off its operations in Basingstoke and Spain. They pointed out that 170,000 people were involved and they thought Govt intervention was inevitable. British Leyland was in fact more important than Rolls Royce… The policy of the Confederation was [for their ends to be achieved] through public equity and industrial democracy… [their interests] were to try to maintain job security…’

The Confederation asked Benn to keep their visit to him off record because they feared that it would endanger the company if it were to be publicly known.

Basingstoke was the Land of Lord Denning. Denzil – Sir David Mitchell – Andrew’s dad. See ‘I Didn’t Know You Cared’ for details of big corrupt building deals in Basingstoke thrashed out by Lord Denning and Brenda’s mates on Hampshire County Council.

The warships for export to Chile were in the yards in Newcastle, the location of the Gang’s big partner ring there. Previous posts have discussed how the Gang’s activities in Newcastle were completely entangled with trade in Newcastle, especially shipbuilding. The shipbuilders in Newcastle were in business with those elsewhere, including Glasgae, where the Gang had a partner ring. One of the Labour MPs colluding with the Glasgow ring was Norman Buchan, who shared a secretary with er Eric Heffer; Doris worked for both of them. Norman’s wife Janey Buchan was Radical, Arty and into Folk Music and CND. Janey was a personal friend of Nelson Mandela and er ex-Glaswegian shipyard worker Billy Connolly. Janey served as a Labour MEP, DATES. See previous posts.  APPLEDORE – ??

Stephen Benn – St Anthony’s – quote – date

The day after the Shipbuilding reps went to see Benn, the entry for his diary – 27 April 1974 – read:

At 11-15 the Prime Minister of Malta, Dom Mintoff, and the Maltese High Commissioner came to see me. Dom said he hoped that the new relationship with the Labour Government would be cordial. He described projects they were promoting in Malta: shipbuilding with the support of the Arab countries, possibly the development of large tankers; a £70m project with Libyan, Kuwaiti and Saudi money, which the UK would be welcome to join in; a cement project the Germans were interested in; perhaps diesel engines or hydraulic pumps or aluminium production. He thought that the UK technical assistance proposal offering up to £1m would be a useful point of entry. He indicated his great anxiety about defence cuts which might affect the Malta base. We agreed, because the Foreign Office, the Department of Trade and the Overseas Development Ministry were present, that a broadly based mission should go and look at it. But of course my official briefing was wildly antagonistic towards Malta. I was told the problem was that, after their talks had failed years ago, the Tories had written off Mintoff. He was thought completely unreliable. As we left I told Mintoff I admired his skill in keeping an island of 300,000 going by getting support from all over the place; and how the Common Market looked so big and bureaucratic. He said life looks much more difficult when you are at the bottom end of the scale. Mintoff is a very good negotiator and an attractive guy. Extremely difficult – but then you can’t survive if you are the PM of Malta without being difficult’.

Readers might remember from earlier posts that after I discovered that Richard Crossman and Jack Jones – along with Lady Juliet – were popping over to Mintoff’s place in Malta for extended free holidays and Harold Wilson ensured that these jollies were never reported in the British press, Brown told me that the really big Q was what trade deals Britain was thrashing out with Malta.

Now we know Brown! Dom went into business with Britain in a huge way under Wilson and Sunny Jim. From 1974, the year in which Dr Death helpfully used his Private Members Bill to ensure that the new Children Act as designed entirely by George Thomas’s mate Leo Abse and Gwynne and Dafydd’s friends (see eg. ‘Cry, The Beloved Country’) reached the statute books in the form of the Children Act 1975, resulting in so many kids across Britain being taken into ‘care’ by rings of paedophiles who had infiltrated the Depts of Social Services. The recent Local Authority re-organisation and the creation of ‘generic’ Depts of Social Services to cater ‘for the whole family, from cradle to grave’ greatly assisted the criminality.

What a bloody nightmare. Lady Juliet was a personal friend of Mintoff and when the old cow died in 2005 the proud obituaries discussed how Lady Juliet had acted as a communication channel between Dom and the British Govt when Dom had lost his position as Malta’s PM but was still An Important Man. Lady Juliet who knew Gnome’s wife/widow Veronica.

The Maltese Mafia Boss. The 1970s Labour Govt embraced him warmly although the ‘official briefing’ was to have no dealings with him.See the source image

I note that Dom suggested that Britain might like to contribute ‘aluminium production’ to the cosy trade deals. Anglesey Aluminium was the biggest employer on Anglesey for years, with the exception of Wylfa nuclear power station. Previous posts explain how Liz Stables, Dafydd’s mate who worked as the Angel in UCNW Student Health Centre with D.G.E. Wood the People Trafficker – Wood from a Bristol medical family – left her previous job at Anglesey Aluminium to work at UCNW in 1983/84, replacing the previous Angel who was just so unpleasant that I refused to return to the Student Health Centre if I had to deal with her. Liz was much more friendly and chatty; one of her topics of conversation was how badly UCNW paid and treated her as compared to Anglesey Aluminium, that UCNW had renegaded on promises etc. Wood was constantly battling with UCNW authorities on Liz’s behalf. I always wondered why Liz ever left her job at Anglesey Aluminium; she remained very friendly with them, was on the phone to them constantly and her mates from AA used to arrive at the Student Health Centre to socialise with her.

There was obviously a great deal at stake in that little Student Health Centre in the back end of beyond in Bangor.See the source image Carlo: appointed Chancellor of UCNW in 1976. Good for business Carlo? All complaints about that Royal Lobotomist could be met with a See the source image and the destruction of their careers and lives?

On 29 April, Benn and his wife had dinner at Glyn’s Bank with Richard Lloyd, the Chief Exec, Sir Jasper Hollom, Deputy Governor of the Bank of England, the Earl of Airlie, ‘a businessman’ and Dundas Hamilton, Deputy Chairman of the Stock Exchange and their wives. They all got on very well, having a mutual interest as they were all in the crap together, industry was breaking down, equities were about to collapse, nothing worked and ‘confidence must be restored’.

Glyn’s Bank –

Jasper Hollom -Gnome was a governor of the Bank of England and knew Hollom. BASICS HERE

info from internet –

“Sir Jasper Hollom, who has died aged 96, was the deputy governor of the Bank of England and chairman of its “Lifeboat” committee which successfully steered the City through the secondary banking crisis of 1973 to 1975. Like his mentor Leslie O’Brien (later Lord O’Brien of Lothbury), Jasper Hollom was unusual in his generation for having risen from the lowest to the highest ranks of the Bank, which he joined as a teenage clerk in 1936. Having served four years as chief cashier, he was appointed an executive director in 1966 and deputy governor to O’Brien in 1970. The greatest test of the Bank’s authority and effectiveness since the Second World War was to come in November 1973, not long after the accession as Governor of Gordon Richardson (later Lord Richardson of Duntisbourne), the former chairman of the merchant bank Schroder Wagg, as O’Brien’s successor. A run on London and County Securities was the first in a series of threatened failures of smaller banks and finance houses that had lent heavily against property, the value of which was collapsing, and were no longer able to fund themselves. Matters came to a head on December 19 with the case of Cedar Holdings, a specialist in second mortgageswhich the Bank felt had to be bailed out in order to prevent a domino collapse across the entire banking system. Richardson, though a figure of formidable personal authority, was still playing himself into the governorship (wags referred to the Bank in his early months as “the Tomb of the Unknown Governor”) and relied very much on his deputy’s advice. It fell largely to Hollom to conduct secret, and at times fiercely fought, negotiations with Cedar’s directors, bankers and institutional shareholders, into the early hours of the following day.

One of the investor group recalled of Richardson and Hollom that “their sangfroid was remarkable”. Another account described Hollom as having “the prim archdeaconish expression of a Harley Street specialist, one whose second opinion would be no different from his first, whose pointedly good manners and precisely cadenced diagnoses were all the more telling for the firm concealment of a tough interior”. A rescue was duly cobbled together before morning, and over the following days Richardson and Hollom conceived and drove forward the “lifeboat” plan, which marshalled the major clearing banks to provide support for weaker and smaller lenders including some fringe operators outside the Bank’s normal supervisory net – and protected the depositors of those which had been fraudulent.

A committee under Hollom’s chairmanship met for the first time in the Bank’s Octagon Room on December 28, and continued to meet for many months, deciding day by day how much needed to be advanced by participating banks to keep the businesses in its care afloat, or how best to steer them towards the safer haven of ownership by larger groups. At least 25 companies – including such iconic names of the era as Keyser Ullmann, [Edward du Cann was Chairman of Keyser Ullmann and du Cann’s mismanagement of Keyser Ullmann was the nail in his coffin where his ambitions re the Tory Leadership was concerned; someone used the info that my grandfather had been making public re du Cann to elicit an investigation into du Cann and his business partners…], JH Vavasseur and First National Finance – were sustained in this way by the time a line was drawn under the operation in August 1974. The total lending commitment by the lifeboat participants had by then reached £1.2 billion, though their eventual losses were very much smaller.

The exercise was counted a great success for the City as a whole, achieved with very little input from government. Confidence in the Bank stood high, and Hollom’s courteous but purposeful chairmanship – displeasure or irritation never shown by more than a raised eyebrow, or an occasional drumming on the table – was universally admired. The knighthood he received in 1975, though customary for deputy governors, was widely seen as an acknowledgement of his “lifeboat” work.

Denis Healey, as Labour’s Chancellor of the Exchequer, acknowledged Hollom as the unsung hero of the banking crisis, but also found him, on occasions, “forbidding” – and notably robust both in his advice on monetary matters and in his defence of the Bank’s territory. One of Healey’s junior ministers, Denzil Davies, crossed swords with Hollom on a number of occasions, notably over the introduction in 1976 of a two-tier system of banking supervision, in which lesser operators were henceforth to be labelled “licensed deposit takers”. “To whom might a firm appeal if it did not accept that it belonged in the lower category?” Davies asked the deputy governor. “The Bank,” came the reply. “According to what criteria?” “The Bank’s.” And where would these criteria be published? “In the Bank of England Quarterly Bulletin.” But Hollom eventually gave way on the point, and agreed to a tribunal system for appeals.

After retiring from the deputy governorship in 1980, he remained a non-executive member of the Court of the Bank until 1984, and from 1980 to 1987 he chaired the Panel on Takeovers and Mergers, the self-regulatory body which ruled over the increasingly aggressive tactics used by City financiers in hostile bids.

Hollom’s tenure at the Panel saw the publication of a new Code of City practice that sought to keep abreast of market developments – which, as his annual report in 1985 indicated, he viewed with some asperity: “One undesirable by-product … of the ever sharpening competition among practitioners in this field has been a tendency on the part of a small number of financial advisers to push for favourable interpretations of the Code, or on the other hand for condemnation of their opponent’s tactics, some way beyond the limits of the reasonable.” No-holds-barred corporate dogfights such as the Guinness bid for Distillers (which ultimately led to criminal charges) drew criticism from Westminster that the Panel was not sufficiently independent to stamp its authority.

Nevertheless, Hollom retained to the end of his career the reputation of a dedicated and clear-minded public servant whose fixity of purpose was, as one commentator put it, “as hard as the coinage it was his job to protect”.

OTHERS HERE

30 April. The Benns heard that Caroline Benn’s wife had died in Cincinnati. Benn attended a meeting on NVT at Meriden, the DTI recommending – on the basis of proposals by Geoffrey Robinson – that the Govt couldn’t support Meriden. Benn asked that the DTI prepare another paper arguing in favour of supporting Meriden.

Geoffrey Robinson – HERE

1 May 1974. Benn attended the Overseas Policy and Defence Committee re engines, spares and overhauls for Hunter aircraft for Chile. Benn argued to terminate the contracts. Peter Shore supported Benn’s position. Sunny Jim argued in favour of supplying Chile, believing that it would be a victory for the British Communist Party if the contract was stopped. Giggling Gang accomplice Edmund Dell said that all regimes in Latin America depended on the good will of the army and Britain should supply the arms. Woy didn’t give a bugger about Chile or the matter under discussion.

Eeh, Real Labour People who were t’salt of t’earth.

3 May 1974. Hefferlump was furious that Wilson had sent him a letter saying that his speech on Chile had ‘gravely embarrassed the Govt’. Benn told Hefferlump to keep a low profile because he was trying to win his own battle re the supply of aero-engines for Chilean aircraft and they’d be finished if Hefferlump made another speech.

6 May. As well as much else, Benn attended the TUC-Labour Party Working Party on the nationalisation of the aircraft industry with George Doughty of TASS, David Lea of the TUC, Jack Service of the CSEU and others. Then Benn had a working lunch with Anthony Part, Professor Alan Peacock (the DTI’s Chief Economic Adviser) and Anne Mueller, a Mandarin who was married to James Robertson who stood against Benn as a Social Democrat candidate in the General Election. ASTORS LINK – DETAIL Francis Cripps, grandson of Stafford Cripps, was also present in his capacity as an economic adviser working with the DTI at that time.

Stafford Cripps was the Labour MP who preceded Tony Benn in Benn’s Bristol seat. Stafford knew Gnome, as did Stafford’s wife Dame Isobel. Isobel, like Gnome, was a governor of The Peckham Experiment (see previous posts). One of Stafford and Isobel’s grandchildren:

Kwame Anthony Appiah
Kwame Anthony Appiah by David Shankbone.jpg
Born
Kwame Akroma-Ampim Kusi Anthony Appiah

(1954-05-08) 8 May 1954 (age 65)

London, England
Alma mater Clare College, Cambridge
Spouse(s) Henry Finder
Era Contemporary philosophy
Region Western philosophy
School Cosmopolitanism
Thesis Conditions for conditionals (1981)
Main interests
Probabilistic semantics, political theory, moral theory, intellectual history, race and identity theory

Kwame Akroma-Ampim Kusi Anthony Appiah was the Laurance S. Rockefeller University Professor of Philosophy at Princeton University, before moving to New York University (NYU) in 2014. Appiah currently holds an appointment at the NYU Department of Philosophy and NYU’s School of Law. Appiah was born in London, to Peggy Cripps, an English art historian and writer, and Joe Appiah, a lawyer, diplomat, and politician from the Asante region, once part of the British Gold Coast colony but now part of Ghana. For two years (1970–72) Joe Appiah was the leader of a new opposition party that was formed by the country’s three opposing parties. Simultaneously he was the President of the Ghana Bar Association. Between 1977 and 1978, Joe was Ghana’s representative at the United Nations. He died in an Accra hospital in 1990.

Anthony Appiah was raised in Kumasi, Ghana, and educated at Bryanston School and Clare College, Cambridge, where he completed his BA and PhD. He has three sisters: Isobel, Adwoa and Abena. As a child, he spent a good deal of time in England, staying with his grandmother Dame Isobel Cripps, widow of the English statesman Sir Stafford Cripps.

Appiah’s mother’s family has a long political tradition: Sir Stafford was a nephew of Beatrice Webb and was Labour Chancellor of the Exchequer (1947–50) under Clement Attlee; his father, Charles Cripps, was Labour Leader of the House of Lords (1929–31) as Lord Parmoor in Ramsay MacDonald‘s Govt; Parmoor had been a Conservative MP before defecting to Labour.

Through his grandmother Isobel Cripps, Appiah is a descendant of John Winthrop and the New England Winthrop family of Boston Brahmins as one of his ancestors, Robert Winthrop, was a Loyalist during the American Revolutionary War and migrated to England, becoming a Vice Admiral in the British Navy. Through Isobel, he is also descended from the British pharmacist James Crossley Eno.

Through Professor Appiah’s father, a Nana of the Ashanti people, Anthony is a direct descendant of Osei Tutu, the warrior emperor of pre-colonial Ghana, whose reigning successor, the Asantehene, is a distant relative of the Appiah family. Also among his African ancestors is the Ashanti nobleman Nana Akroma-Ampim I of Nyaduom, a warrior whose name the Professor now bears.

Anthony lives with his husband, Henry Finder, in an apartment in Manhattan, and a home in Pennington, New Jersey with a small sheep farm. Appiah has written about what it was like growing up gay in Ghana; perhaps rather easier for Nobleman Warrior Anthony than for many other people.

Anthony’s nephew is the actor Adetomiwa Edun.

Anthony Appiah taught philosophy and African-American studies at the University of Ghana, Cornell, Yale, Harvard, and Princeton Universities from 1981 to 1988. He was, until recently, a Laurance S. Rockefeller University Professor of Philosophy at Princeton (with a cross-appointment at the University Center for Human Values) and was serving as the Bacon-Kilkenny Professor of Law at Fordham University in the fall of 2008. Appiah also served on the board of PEN American Center and was on a panel of judges for the PEN/Newman’s Own First Amendment Award. Appiah has taught at Yale, Cornell, Duke, and Harvard universities and lectured at many other institutions in the US, Germany, Ghana and South Africa, and Paris. Until the fall of 2009, Appiah served as a Trustee of Ashesi University College in Accra, Ghana.

Among Appiah’s later books are Colour Conscious (with Amy Gutmann), The Ethics of Identity (2005), and Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers (2006). Appiah has been a close collaborator with Henry Louis Gates Jr., with whom he edited Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African-American Experience. Appiah was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1995.

In 2008, Appiah published Experiments in Ethics, in which he reviews the relevance of empirical research to ethical theory. In the same year, he was recognised for his contributions to racial, ethnic, and religious relations when Brandeis University awarded him the first Joseph B. and Toby Gittler Prize.

Appiah was the 2009 finalist in the arts and humanities for the Eugene R. Gannon Award for the Continued Pursuit of Human Advancement. On 13 February 2012, Appiah was awarded the National Humanities Medal at a ceremony at the White House. Appiah currently Chairs the jury for the Berggruen Prize, and serves on the Berggruen Institute‘s Philosophy & Culture Center’s Academic Board.

 

8 May 1974. Benn received a visit from Gilbert Hunt, President of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, and Chairman of Chrysler UK (formerly Rootes), who was ‘tremendously amenable and said that Rootes Motors had a bit of experience of planning agreements through his being on the Simca board in France’.  Benn told Hunt that he’d like to have lunch with him and the Head of Chrysler organisation in Europe, but was surprised to be told when he asked why there were so few strikes in the Simca factory in France that the Ministry of the Interior passes on political info about subversives.

Rootes/Chrysler was one of the companies involved in the dirty deals with Lord Jack Butterworth, Richard Crossman’s friend who was VC of Warwick University, documentary evidence of which was obtained by the Philanderer and Merfyn et al when, as Warwick postgrads, they took part in the Warwick Events, broke into the Registry and found the incriminating evidence. They were never forgiven but hey ho, someone who hates Richard Crossman’s mates even more than they do and has 10,000 documents in her possession has taken to the blogosphere. And she’s a distant relative by marriage of Gnome and Lord Lucan.

Talking of which, on 10 May 1974, Benn met Mr Flanigan, a Presidential adviser at the White House re the US view of the forthcoming OECD conference on 29/30 May and international investment. Later that day, George Ball, former Under-Secretary to JFK and Lyndon Johnson, dropped in on Benn, representing United Airways aircraft with a proposal for an arrangement by Pratt and Whitney for a link with Rolls. Benn notes that George Ball told Frances Morrell that JFK was a far less able politician than Johnson, who was destroyed by the Vietnam War. And had an aide who was doused in red paint at Sussex University.

Benn noted that George Ball told him that Trickie Dicky ‘will certainly be impeached this year, no question now that the Chicago Tribune has dropped him. He will probably prefer to resign in return for a Bill of Immunity than be impeached and be pushed out with prosecutions against him’.

Previous posts have discussed how the journo who exposed Watergate, Carl Bernstein, enjoyed Ugandan discussions with Margaret Jay, Sunny Jim’s daughter. Margaret’s husband Peter Jay – Dr Death’s friend, son of Hampstead Labour big wigs Douglas and Peggy Jay – was US Ambassador when his father-in-law was PM; Peter shagged the nanny when they were in the US and Margaret was busy with Carl. Never mind Trickie Dicky bugging his opponents offices Margaret, can you explain why I am receiving transcripts of conversations that I had with people at school and even at home, when your old dad was PM? I wasn’t President of the US, but someone bugged us. Your mate Richard Crossman bugged and burgled all over the place Margaret and all for Giggles as well. What about Norman Scott?? The actual trial took place just after Thatch was elected as PM, but the rigging happened when your old fart of a dad was PM Margaret. And your dad as Home Secretary was the biggest mate Gwynne and Dafydd ever had in a Cabinet Minister.

Eeh, Real Labour People, wot Lord Bernard knew and loved.So how did the business of exports to Chile all end? Easy. On 20 May 1974, Benn noted in his diary that he and Peter Shore left No 10 on the beautiful warm evening and Harold had described how Sunny Jim at the Foreign Office had tried to get round the Cabinet proposals on the Chilean aircraft contract. Harold had endured a ‘great fight’ with the Foreign Office ‘and is making a statement tomorrow on the Chile situation, which will be total victory. It couldn’t be better. The Rolls Royce engines will not be overhauled and that is it’.

So Rolls Royce engines weren’t used for Chilean planes. Benn was victorious! The warships built by the Gigglers business associates in Newcastle were flogged to Chile as planned, initially under Grocer Heath and this continued under Wilson. A Principled Stand was taken by Sunny Jim et al on South Africa and associated nations ie. uranium mining continued because the Atomic Energy Authority told Wilson in no uncertain terms that it was necessary for the nuclear industry. General Pinochet continued torturing and killing people.

Eeh, them were the days of Real Labour People:Previous posts explained how General Pinochet escaped deportation to Spain to face charges of human rights abuses when he was arrested on a visit to the UK on 10 Oct 1998, by the helpful Expert Reports provided by the London Clinic, maintaining that Pinochet was far too frail to face trial. Jack Straw refused to extradite Pinochet because of those Expert Reports. viz comic legal advice man pubPinochet returned to Chile, lived another eight years and held public office. He was never in danger of prosecution in Chile because he had granted himself lifelong immunity.

John Biffen was a Director of the London Clinic. John Biffen who became good mates with Tony Benn when Benn was Energy Minister and Biffen was his Shadow. Jack Straw was Babs Castle’s aide at the DHSS. Jack was in no position to argue with the London Clinic or indeed Pinochet the Mass Murderer because Jack had been at the middle of such sordid deals when Harold and his Cabinet, as well as the security services, had gone to war on my grandfather who was refusing to shut up about the City crooks who were running an international trafficking ring of which all political parties were a part…

Biffen was one of the most enthusiastic of Thatch’s Ministers with regard to the economic policy pursued by Thatch that she did not understand. Although Biffen did. It was based on the thinking of the Chicago School economists of the US, who sent those whom they had mentored into the Latin American countries, particularly Chile, to influence Govt policy. Thatch led the first Govt in Europe to embrace those policies. Because John Biffen and others told her that it would be a good idea.

Biffen, my father and my Uncle Peter all went to Dr Morgan’s school together and knew each other well. Peter died first, father died not long afterwards and Biffen followed very soon after. Just as I began publishing about the mental health services.

As they used to say at Bawdrip Infants School Jack, in response to the tired old excuse ‘He told me to do it’, ‘If the Top Doctors told you to jump in the lake would you do it?’

Answer from all Principled Politicians: YES!!

DGE Wood is from a medical family in Bristol. Now go and jump in the lake Jack and put yourself out of your misery.

 

Another few names for the Philanderer there! See the source image A load of fucking gangsters running the NHS. They might have particularly hated me but Veronica and Lady Juliet John-Biffen.jpgdid not do it all only to nobble grandpa’s favourite grandchild! An international trafficking ring as an integral part of huge trade deals that the British Govt knew involved children and vulnerable people being snared and trapped by the welfare state. That was why we could be found dead and no-one gave a bugger. No lie or smear was too great to blame the victims of crime for their own assaults or murders.

You’re an absolute disgrace UK State, there were so few people who really were prepared to stand up for us. See the source imageMole has further reading and digging to do but will be bringing more names and details to readers of the blog soon.Image result for ratty and mole imagesSee the source image

The Right Honourable
Viscount Macmillan of OvendenMaurice Macmillan 1957.jpgMacmillan in 1957

Paymaster General
In office
2 December 1973 – 4 March 1974
Prime Minister
Edward Heath
Preceded by
The Viscount Eccles
Succeeded by
Edmund Dell
Secretary of State for Employment
In office
7 April 1972 – 2 December 1973
Prime Minister
Edward Heath
Preceded by
Robert Carr
Succeeded by
William Whitelaw
Chief Secretary to the Treasury
In office
23 June 1970 – 7 April 1972
Prime Minister
Edward Heath
Preceded by
Jack Diamond
Succeeded by
Patrick Jenkin
Member of Parliament
for Halifax (1955–1964)
Farnham (1966-1983)
South West Surrey (1983-1984)
In office
26 May 1955 – 10 March 1984
Preceded by
Dryden Brook (Halifax)
Succeeded by
Virginia Bottomley
Personal details
Born
27 January 1921
Westminster, London, England
Died
10 March 1984 (aged 63)
Westminster, London, England
Spouse(s)
Katherine Ormsby-Gore (m. 1942)
Children
5, including:
Alexander Macmillan, 2nd Earl of Stockton
Parents
Harold Macmillan, 1st Earl of Stockton
Lady Dorothy Cavendish
Education
Eton College
Alma mater
Balliol College, Oxford

My Gangland Family

I must apologise to the Philanderer. See the source imageIn my post ‘Except You’re A Bird’ in which I explained that my posh relative by marriage Lord Gnome’s son and heir Nicholas, 2nd Baron Piercy, married into Lord Lucan’s family, I stated that I would not be able to find any other such impressive relatives who led lives of grime. I am so sorry Mr H, I have realised that OF COURSE I can, but not any as posh as the Lucan side of the family. There are more names to name!

Happy to oblige Mr H!See the source imageSee the source image

Only my closest friends know this – Brown and probably four others at most – but I had an uncle (now deceased) who staged the Brinks Matt Girdle Robbery, in about 1971 or so, after Mrs Brady had begun to make friends with Tom King et al. The man who led the Brinks Matt Girdle Robbery was my Uncle John; not father’s brother John who hated the Lucan side of the family, but Mrs Brady’s brother John, who, until I was in my mid-teens, lived in Bridgy, at a place known as Parkway. Parkway was a row of petit bourgeois houses opposite the Cellophane factory. The houses were highly sought after by people who wanted a Nice House at a very good price because they were damn near unsaleable, being directly opposite Cellophane with its noxious fumes.

Mrs Brady herself was not party to the Brinks Matt Girdle Robbery. Indeed when she discovered what had gone on she was seriously pissed off, because the spoils of the Brinks Matt Girdle Robbery had been stored at our house – some had even been offered to Mrs Brady at a Good Price – after Uncle John told Mrs Brady a cock and bull story about the proceeds of the Brinks Matt Girdle Robbery being supplies of Ladies Foundation Garments acquired by Uncle John from a mail order company See the source imagethat had flogged extra stock to him cheaply.

My sister and I arrived home from school delighted to find boxes of girdles to play with, while Mrs Brady sat in silence with a face like thunder. It was once father arrived back from work that we heard the explanation; Uncle John had lied to Mrs Brady in order to store stolen girdles at our house while the police were still searching for the proceeds of the crime. The girdles had ‘been stolen from a train near Bridgwater’. As teenagers, Brown and I just wept with laughter at the idea of Uncle John and his mates robbing a train full of girdles. See the source imageIt was so funny yet so terribly embarrassing that I only ever told the story to very close friends, including to Anne, my friend who was killed by the Gang in April 1986.

The problem with the Brinks Matt Girdle Robbery was of course that Uncle John had unidentified partners in crime, who decided that stolen goods could be hidden at our house, because no-one was going to touch Mrs Brady what with her being mates with Tom King et al. Image result for john biffen imagesI never knew who the other members of the gang were and I don’t think that Mrs Brady or father found out. But when I was at UCNW, our house on Anglesey was bugged by MI5 while Anne, Brown and I were roaring with laugher at the Brinks Matt Girdle Robbery.

There were other worrying matters re Uncle John from Parkway being involved with unscrupulous people, matters that I have been asked about since beginning this blog, but no-one’s mentioned the Brinks Matt Girdle Robbery. They do however seem to know about a few other things, related to the Top Docs.

Uncle John had three children, two of a similar age to us and another boy who was born later, after John had moved away from Bridgy, a cousin whom I never met. John’s two older children knew us well, they came to tea, to birthday parties etc, but they weren’t like us. They were both ‘indoors children’, they had lovely new bikes but weren’t allowed to go out on them, they never got muddy, had pets etc, because John’s wife Cynthia was very anxious about their safety. Cynthia caused much aggro in the wider family, she was very difficult – I think because she was unhappy and probably clinically depressed – and keen on visiting Top Docs who absolutely were not doing her, or the children, any good.

In fact Medicines prescribed to Cynthia during one of her pregnancies were, it was admitted years later, the most likely cause of her son being born with quite serious disabilities. He wasn’t a Thalidomide baby, but he was deaf and had other disabilities. He had a very bad time as a boy, he was mercilessly picked on by other kids, his deafness was disputed for years by Top Docs and teachers, and instead he was deemed to be ‘backward’. He was deaf, he couldn’t hear what was being said in class… When he was about 12, it was finally realised by the Top Docs that he was DEAF!! So then my cousin was ordered to attend a ‘special school’ in Bridgy, where he had the living daylights kicked out of him by the pupils with other special needs who had er been abused by the Caring Ones.

My cousin’s difficulties were one of the reasons that he used to come to ours. He had such a bad time at school that he would come to tea at ours and have first choice of TV programmes etc. We didn’t go to his school or live near his tormenters, so he could come to our parties and not get thumped. His older sister Linda was nothing like us at all, but didn’t have disabilities. Linda wore hair ribbons, nice dresses etc, liked watching TV – ‘Magpie’, See the source imagenot even ‘Blue Peter’, Linda liked the pop musicians etc that went with ‘Magpie’ – was very good at homecrafts and spent her time knitting, crocheting, sewing, rug making etc. The syndrome that really baffled us was that Auntie Cynthia was very 1950s with Linda and from her early teens Linda was robustly encouraged towards her future of Marriage; things got seriously weird when Linda told us that she was collecting for her ‘bottom drawer’. We didn’t know what on earth she was on about, so Mrs Brady explained that a bottom drawer was a collection of things that one needed when one got married. It just sounded so terrible that I couldn’t understand why Linda was even bothering.

Now Then. When I was about 15 or so, Uncle John and his family moved to Swindon in Wiltshire, where they had purchased a seriously impressive house. Uncle John worked for the Post Office and the explanation was that he’d received a promotion. When I was older I realised that in terms of his level of education etc, Uncle John couldn’t have had a very senior job with the Post Office, so the dosh must have come from elsewhere. Girdles perhaps… Lulu really wasn’t going to be wearing that lot was she…

This is where it becomes worrying and fits in with the questions that I have been asked re Top Docs. Linda did get married a la the bottom drawer business, when I was about 17 – she was a bit older than me – and she married a man whom everyone said was very nice, but much older than her. He was the manager of a leisure centre place in Swindon. Linda became pregnant and was delighted; I think when I was at UCNW. Linda had twins, the birth went very badly, one of the babies died and I was told that Linda was damaged as well. I remember thinking at the time that things had gone terribly wrong with that birth for late 20th century Swindon.

I’ve now been told that it was the Revenge Of The Gang, they knew that Linda was my cousin. I hadn’t seen Linda for years, I didn’t  go to her wedding, but the Docs do enjoy misusing databases. Furthermore, Dr Martin, the Top Doc whom we very rarely saw because father kept us away from such people where possible, but did see on one occasion for a pink sugar lump with a polio vaccine soaked into it and once for measles, worked from a surgery in Parkway. Although Parkway per se was petit bourgeois, it was on the road that led into Sydenham estate, the ‘rough’ part of Bridgy, housing the people whom Tom King and the Top Docs pissed all over in a substantial way. Particularly in terms of Sydenham School, a brutal, seriously bad school in which what would now be identified as an abuse ring was in operation.

Linda got married shortly after I met Brown, there was aggro re who had and hadn’t been invited to the wedding; Brown and I marvelled at how keen some people were to wreck my cousin’s wedding day, the rows not being anything to do with Linda.

Then Uncle John died; I think it was after Linda had the difficult birth. He developed cancer when he was still in his 50s and I remember my granny being very upset when he did die, re you don’t expect your children to die before you… John I think must have died when I was at UCNW. Cynthia came into the possession of a great deal of money after his death that was explained away as John’s Post Office pension. I don’t think it could have been, the PO is not that generous…

I never saw Uncle John and his children again after they left Somerset, but I did hear about them, see photos etc.

The people reminding me of this death and destruction, as well as the money sloshing about, have asked me to remember that John moved to Swindon. Swindon is famous for being awful, I’d never want to move to Swindon, but it is of course in Wiltshire, Land Of Sir Peter Morrison’s Family Seat. Peter Morrison’s brother Charles was Tory MP for Devizes in Wiltshire, 1964-92. The Morrison family virtually ran Wiltshire.

Swindon was the origin of Diana Dors, the gangster’s moll who was considered rather unsavoury by many in the West Country, but the Western Daily Press and HTV were always on about Diana Dors.She had a fling with Bob Monkhouse among others. See the source imageI have mentioned in previous posts that Dors died of ovarian cancer on 4 May 1984, as the Gwynne Row escalated, just after I’d been transfused with infected blood at the C&A Hospital in Bangor. Prof Eric Sunderland arrived at UCNW to replace Sir Charles Evans as Principal in the wake of the Gwynne Row. So if anyone knows of any connection between Diana, 1950s Sex Goddess

Diana Dors
Diana Dors in I Married a Woman trailer.jpg

Dors in I Married a Woman trailer, 1958
Born
Diana Mary Fluck

23 October 1931

Swindon, Wiltshire, England
Died 4 May 1984 (aged 52)

Resting place Sunningdale Catholic Cemetery
Other names Diana d’Ors
Education Colville House, Swindon
Alma mater London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art
Occupation
  • Film actress
  • TV actress
  • TV personality
  • singer
Years active 1947–1984
Spouse(s)
Children 3, including Mark Dawson

and Eric Sunderland, I’d be interested to hear it. No doubt the Philanderer would as well. Here’s Eric with the Other Lady In His Life, Mrs Pat Sunderland: 

I have previously discussed Diana Dors’s husband the Hellraiser Alan Lake, who was found shot dead on 10 Oct 1984. ‘Suicide’. Hellraiser Alan was born in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire – the site of a big abuse ring linked to the Gang – on 24 November 1940. He studied acting at RADA and began to work in television roles in 1964. Hellraiser Alan is best known as the third husband of Diana Dors, whom he met on the set of the 1968 television series The Inquisitors. Hellraiser Alan was initially not keen on Dors; his reaction on finding that he would be working with her was, “Oh no, not Madame Tits and Lips!”, See the source imagebut within days, they had fallen in love and were married on 23 November 1968. Their stormy marriage produced a son, Jason David (1969-2019). The pair worked together in the early 1970s, on stage in plays such as Three Months Gone, in which Dors received her best critical reviews since Yield to the Night

In July 1970, Hellraiser Alan was involved in a pub brawl for which he was sentenced to 18 months in prison, although he was released after serving a year. His friend, the Hellraising singer Leapy Lee – best known for his Hit ‘Little Arrows’ See the source image– was sentenced to three years for stabbing the pub’s relief manager. Which is rather like Peter Noone of Herman’s Hermits stabbing a publican. Hellraiser Alan was a keen horseman and on his release from prison Dors presented him with a mare called Sapphire. In 1972, Hellraiser Alan was unseated when Sapphire ran into the bough of a tree. He broke his back and initially it was thought he might spend the rest of his life in a wheelchair; however, the Hellraiser was walking again within three weeks. So a Top Doc got that badly wrong. After leaving hospital, unable to work while he recovered, and in severe pain, the Hellraiser began drinking heavily. Dors said of him at this time: “alcohol had unleashed a monster, uncontrollable and frightening”.

The Hellraiser began hallucinating and experiencing psychotic episodes, but was diverted from drinking after becoming a Roman Catholic, also convincing Dors to follow him in adopting the faith. In 1974, Dors was rushed to hospital suffering from meningitis and the Hellraiser fainted when he was told that she might not survive the night. In 1975, within months of her illness, at the age of 43, Dors became pregnant with their second child and was advised by doctors to have an abortion, but because of her newly-adopted religion, and regret at two previous abortions, decided to go ahead with the pregnancy. She miscarried, which led the Hellraiser to return to heavy drinking.

For the remainder of the 1970s, the Hellraiser’s once promising acting career was reduced to appearances in low-budget comedy films and small parts in television dramas. However, in 1974, he had a significant role in the Slade vehicle Slade In Flame, and also as John Merrick in the first episode of the TV series The Sweeney. Both the Hellraiser and Dors attended the film premiere at the Metropole Theatre, Victoria, London, on 13 February 1975.

Slade, a band from the West Midlands, were managed by Don Arden, Sharon Osbourne’s dad. See the source imageThere is no attempt on the part of anyone to deny that Arden was a gangster, shooters, the lot.See the source image

In 1980, the Hellraiser and Dors separated for a time, although they were reconciled when the Hellraiser promised to undergo treatment for his alcoholism. His acting work became less frequent in the 1980s and Dors’ health began to deteriorate. She was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 1982, and died in May 1984. The Hellraiser immediately burnt all of Dors’ clothes, and fell into a depression. On 10 October 1984, five months after Dors’ death and 16 years to the day since they had first met, the Hellraiser took their teenage son to the railway station, returned to his Sunningdale home, and took his own life by shooting himself in the head in their son’s bedroom. He was 43.

The Hellraiser’s roles included Herrick in the Doctor Who story Underworld; and parts in Cluff, Redcap, Sergeant Cork, The Saint, Public Eye, The Avengers, Department S, Dixon of Dock Green, The Protectors, Z-Cars, Softly, Softly: Taskforce, Crown Court, The Sweeney, Angels, Target, Hazel, Strangers, Blake’s 7, Juliet Bravo, The Gentle Touch, Hart to Hart, and Bergerac.

In 1969, the Hellraiser recorded a pop single, “Good Times”/”Got To Have Tenderness” (the former a cover of a song written by Harry Nilsson), which was released by Ember Records.

Swindon was also the constituency of Labour MP Francis Noel-Baker. Francis Noel-Baker has featured in previous posts; he was the son of Lord Philip Noel-Baker, who’s wife Irene was a friend of Virginia Woolf and who’s long-term mistress was the Old Goat’s daughter, Lady Megan Lloyd George. Philip Noel-Baker, his wife and Lady Megan, were of Giggles and knew Gwynne and Dafydd, in Philip’s capacity as a Social Butterfly, via the United Nations Association and as a Labour MP. Philip Noel-Baker represented Coventry, 1929-31, then Derby and then Derby South, 1936-70, on the location of the Gang’s partner ring in Derbyshire. Noel-Baker was given a peerage in July 1977, one of Brenda’s Silver Jubilee Gongs.

By the 1960s, Coventry was part of the Gang’s empire but there was trouble there years before that. Richard Crossman was a Labour MP for a Coventry constituency, 1945-70; not only would crime and Giggles be wherever Crossman was, but he’ll have been selected for an area in which crime and Giggles needed to be maintained and officially denied. Previous posts have discussed how Backdoor Billy, the Queen Mum’s Loyal Retainer Gawd Bless ‘Er, came from Coventry and was writing to the Palace from the age of 10 inquiring about opportunities as a pleb with the Royal Household. So someone had told a 10 yr old in Coventry about such a career possibility; Backdoor Billy went on to great things, running that rent boy ring from his position within the Royal Household – the boys were supplied by Gwynne – and eventually dying from AIDS.

Like Philip Noel-Baker, Sir Spencer Le Marchant, a bisexual Giggler, served as an MP for Derbyshire, ie. the Tory MP for High Peak, 18 June 1970-9 June 1983. Le Marchant was a friend of Lord Wyn Roberts, MP for Conwy, 1970–1997, Thatch’s poodle at the Welsh Office (and then Major’s once Thatch had been deposed) and a Giggling friend of Gwynne and Dafydd. Wyn worked for Intelligence during WW II and then in broadcasting, before his election to the Commons in 1970.

In 1955 Spencer married Lucinda Gaye Leveson-Gower, daughter of Brigadier General Hugh Nugent Leveson-Gower and his first wife, Avril Joy Mullens. Avril was later the fourth wife of Ernest Aldrich Simpson, himself the second husband of Wallis, Duchess of Windsor, whose affair with King Edward VIII led to the 1936 abdication crisis.

Duchess of Windsor 
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Spencer stood down from the Commons in 1983 and died on the Isle of Wight, aged 55, on 7 Sept 1986. Mrs Simpson died on 24 April 1986; my friend Anne was killed by the Gang within days of Mrs Simpson’s death.

Top Doc psychiatrist Colin McEvedy was a good friend of Spencer’s and Wyn’s. McEvedy was the son of another Top Doc. He took bugger all interest in his own kids throughout their childhoods, being far too busy fabricating his academic work, but when they were adults he helped his daughter Allegra set up her chain of restaurants, Leon, with David Dimbleby’s son Henry. One of their business partners was interviewed on the radio the other day explaining that with this Coronavirus Crisis, Leon would be donating all of its profits to the NHS. It was the cheating, fleecing and misuse of the NHS in the first place that resulted in the Leon chain, so Allegra et al have obviously decided to Give Back what wasn’t theirs. While they’re about it perhaps they could send me a sizeable payment as well, Allegra’s dad and his mates did some fairly disgusting things in my direction. Colin McEvedy committed suicide on 1 Aug 2005, days after I received my PhD. No, Colin didn’t chuck himself off of Bangor Pier as F once told Dafydd to do, deeply traumatised that I’d bagged a doctorate; as far as I can work out, his Top Doc mates lied to him about his own health, leading McEvedy to think that he was far more seriously ill than he was. McEvedy then killed himself thinking it was curtains for him anyway, or he was poisoned. See previous posts for gen on McEvedy and his family and friends.

Wyn, Spencer and McEvedy were all mates with Mark Birley, friend of Sir Jams Goldsmith. Mark and Sir Jams were both in business with the Gang. Mark opened the London nightclub Annabel, named after Annabel Goldsmith, who doubled up as a partner of both Mark and Sir Jams. Sir Jams was a friend of Lord Lucan, my relative by marriage, and his mates, who were bankrolling the Gang, and Mark provided the venues in which the Gang did some of their business. 

 

Lady Annabel Goldsmith
Born
Annabel Vane-Tempest-Stewart

11 June 1934 (age 85)

Nationality British
Spouse(s)
Mark Birley
(m. 1954; div. 1975)
Sir James Goldsmith
(m. 1978; died 1997)
Children Rupert Birley
Robin Birley
India Jane Birley
Jemima Goldsmith
Zac Goldsmith, Baron Goldsmith of Richmond Park
Ben Goldsmith
Parent(s) Robin Vane-Tempest-Stewart, 8th Marquess of Londonderry
Romaine Combe

Lady Annabel Vane-Tempest-Stewart was the daughter of Robin Vane-Tempest-Stewart, Viscount Castlereagh, who later became the 8th Marquess of Londonderry, and Romaine Combe, the daughter of Major Boyce Combe, from Surrey. The Londonderrys were an aristocratic family from Ulster and Durham; the 8th Marquess owned much land in mid-Wales as well, in one of the areas served by a Health Board of which Lord Kenyon was a Director before the local authority NHS reorganisation in 1974. After that, Lord Kenyon became Chairman of Clwyd Health Authority…

The 8th Marquess was famously drunken and excessive and a Giggler of the highest order. The Giggling was inherited from his father, Charles the 7th Marquess, who was a Giggling Ulster Unionist politician:

The Marquess of Londonderry
7th Marquess of Londonderry.jpg
First Commissioner of Works
In office
18 October 1928 – 4 June 1929
Monarch George V
Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin
Preceded by The Viscount Peel
Succeeded by George Lansbury
In office
25 August 1931 – 5 November 1931
Monarch George V
Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald
Preceded by George Lansbury
Succeeded by Hon. William Ormsby-Gore
Secretary of State for Air
In office
5 November 1931 – 7 June 1935
Monarch George V
Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald
Preceded by The Lord Amulree
Succeeded by The Viscount Swinton
Leader of the House of Lords
In office
7 June 1935 – 22 November 1935
Monarch George V
Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin
Preceded by The Viscount Hailsham
Succeeded by The Viscount Halifax
Lord Privy Seal
In office
7 June 1935 – 22 November 1935
Monarch George V
Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin
Preceded by Anthony Eden
Succeeded by The Viscount Halifax
Personal details
Born
Charles Stewart Henry Vane-Tempest-Stewart

13 May 1878

Died 10 February 1949 (aged 70)
Mount Stewart, County Down
Nationality British
Political party Conservative
Ulster Unionist
Spouse(s)
Children Lady Maureen Vane-Tempest-Stewart
Robin Vane-Tempest-Stewart, 8th Marquess of Londonderry
Lady Margaret Vane-Tempest-Stewart
Lady Helen Vane-Tempest-Stewart
Lady Mairi Vane-Tempest-Stewart
Parents Charles Vane-Tempest-Stewart, 6th Marquess of Londonderry
Lady Theresa Chetwynd-Talbot
Alma mater Royal Military College, Sandhurst

The 7th Marquess held political office when Gwynne was Training at the Middlesex Hospital. The Chairman of the Middlesex Hospital and the Chancellor of London University – Gwynne’s Qualification was from London University – was the brother-in-law of King George V, the Earl of Athlone aka Prince Alexander of Teck, Queen Mary’s brother.

The 7th Marquess will have known that other Giggler who served as an Ulster MP, Robert Cavendish Grosvenor, the 5th Duke of Westminster, who, a reader of this blog told me, molested Sir Peter Morrison when Morrison was a youth; Morrison was alleged to have been the 5th Duke’s bitch as it were.

The Duke of Westminster
5thWestminster.jpg
Lord Lieutenant of Fermanagh
In office
7 February 1977 – 19 February 1979
Monarch Elizabeth II
Preceded by Thomas Scott
Succeeded by Viola, Duchess of Westminster
Member of the House of Lords
as Duke of Westminster
In office
25 February 1967 – 19 February 1979
Preceded by Gerald Grosvenor
Succeeded by Gerald Grosvenor
Member of Parliament
for Fermanagh and South Tyrone
In office
2 September 1955 – 15 October 1964
Preceded by Philip Clarke
Succeeded by Marquess of Hamilton
Personal details
Born
Robert George Grosvenor

24 April 1910

Died 19 February 1979 (aged 68)
Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland
Spouse(s)
Children Leonora Anson, Countess of Lichfield
Gerald Grosvenor, 6th Duke of Westminster
Jane Innes-Ker, Duchess of Roxburghe
Parents Lord Hugh Grosvenor
Lady Mabel Crichton
Residence Eaton Hall, Cheshire
Ely Lodge, Enniskillen
Occupation British Army officer and politician
Awards Efficiency Decoration and clasp (TD)
Military service
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Branch/service  British Army
Years of service 1938–1960
Rank Lieutenant Colonel
Unit 11th (City of London) Light Anti-Aircraft Brigade
City of London Yeomanry
North Irish Horse
Battles/wars World War II

Carlo’s close friend the 6th Duke of Windsor, Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor, was the 5th Duke’s son and previous posts have discussed at length the numerous close connections between the 6th Duke, St George’s Hospital, Gwynne and Dafydd. Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor was President of the City of Chester Conservative Association when Peter Morrison was the constituency MP. Peter Morrison served as the MP for Chester, Feb 1974-92. Morrison persuaded Thatch to run for the Leadership of the Tory Party in 1975 and played a big role in organising her campaign. He organised Thatch’s leadership campaign again in 1990, when Hezza challenged her, which resulted in John Major replacing Thatch in Nov 1990.

Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor’s daughter Lady Edwina is married to TV Historian Dan Snow, the great-grandson of Olwen Lloyd George, the Old Goat’s daughter! Lady Edwina is a Prison Reformer and Philanthropist, so she meets a lot of victims of Gigglers in that line of work and her husband Dan lets us know the Real Facts Of History.

The 9th Marquess of Londonderry, Alistair, as a student, ran a jazz band called the “Eton Five”. His first wife, whom he married in 1958, was Nicolette Elaine Katherine, daughter of Michael Harrison, a stockbroker, and his Latvian-born wife Baroness Maria Koskull. Nicolette, Lady Londonderry, gave birth to two daughters: Lady Sophia (b. 23 February 1959) and Lady Cosima (b. 25 December 1961, who married Lord John Robert Somerset, third son of David Somerset, 11th Duke of Beaufort).

Nicolette also gave birth to a son, Tristan, who was once but is no longer styled Viscount Castlereagh, because Lord Londonderry later proved that Tristan was not his biological child, but that of singer Georgie Fame. The Londonderrys divorced in 1971. Lady Cosima would later claim that her biological father was actually Robin Douglas-Home, nephew of Sir Alec Douglas-Home, the former PM. Nicolette married Georgie Fame in 1972; they later had another son, James. Nicolette committed suicide on 13 August 1993 by jumping off Clifton Suspension Bridge. I told Sister Ella Fisk at the Hergest Unit that death was suspicious but Ella reassured me it wasn’t. It was suspicious, porkies were told and furthermore they were told while Mr Bridgy Celeb was being feted by Tory Rich Tossers and Celebs. See ‘Upper Class Twit Of The Year – Shooting Themselves’. F and I were convicted in Bangor Magistrates Court on the lies of Gwynedd social worker Jackie Brandt in July 1993. E.P. Thompson, who had for years kept a second home at Croesor and knew much about the Giggling of Gwynne and Dafydd, died on 28 Aug 1993. E.P. had retired back to his place of origin, Halifax, a constituency held by Maurice Macmillan, 1955-64 and then the family friend of Sadie Francis, Labour MP  Nice Lady Doctor Shirley Summerskill, until 1983.

When Nicolette died, Michael Howard was Home Secretary. Howard is married to 60s Model Sandra Paul, who’s first husband was Robin Douglas Home. While Robin and Sandra were splitting up, Robin discussed Uganda with Ma’am Darling. Ma’am Darling who also had a fling with Mick Jagger, a shag relative of Bryan Ferry via Jerry Hall. As Home Secretary, Howard – a crooked barrister from Llanelli – finally shafted Mary Wynch and had a lot to do with the aggro received by F and I.See the source image

Robin Douglas Home, a jazz pianist, was found dead on 15 Oct 1968. ‘Suicide’.

Georgie Fame began his career as a Red Coat at Butlin’s Pwllheli. Even back then the Gigglers had seen the potential at that holiday camp. Led Zep famously wrote their 1971 release ‘Stairway To Heaven’ at a cottage near Machynlleth owned by Robert Plant’s parents. The cottage was unrenovated but by that time, alternative people had begun to move into the area and were exploited as much as possible by Gwynne and Dafydd. Image result for led zep stairway to heaven machynllethCult TV series ‘The Prisoner’ was filmed at Sir Clough’s village Portmeirion in 1966 and 67 (see eg. ‘A Nauseating Sight’ and ‘Under Suspicion’) and it was Giggles ahoy and into Hollywood as well from then on. The Plants’ cottage at Machynlleth was near (or it might even have been on) the estate owned by Nicolette’s father-in-law and near the area served by the NHS Health Board of which Lord Kenyon was a Director.

Nicolette’s husband Lord Londonderry’s second wife was Doreen Patricia Wells, former principal dancer at the Royal Ballet, whom he married in 1972; they divorced in 1989. They had two sons, Frederick Aubrey Vane-Tempest-Stewart (born 6 September 1972), and Lord Reginald Alexander Vane-Tempest-Stewart (b. 1977), who is married to Chloë Belinda Guinness (born 29 April 1976); the couple have one child.

Mark Birley’s son Robin Birley married Bryan Ferry’s former wife Socialite Lucy Helmore. Lucy was found shot dead on 23 July 2018. ‘Suicide’.  Lucy was born in Shropshire Image result for john biffen imagesand her father worked for many years at Lloyd’s of London. Bryan Ferry grew up in Durham and went to the same school as Mrs Brown, but a few years after Mrs Brown.

The Lord Noel-Baker
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Minister of Fuel and Power
In office
15 February 1950 – 31 October 1951
Preceded by Hugh Gaitskell
Succeeded by Office Abolished
Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations
In office
7 October 1947 – 28 February 1950
Preceded by The Viscount Addison
Succeeded by Patrick Gordon Walker
Personal details
Born
Philip John Baker

1 November 1889
Brondesbury Park, London

Died 8 October 1982 (aged 92)
Westminster
Alma mater Haverford College
King’s College, Cambridge
Awards Nobel Peace Prize

Philip Noel-Baker’s relationship with Lady Megan and other high profile Liberal MPs and his leading role in the disarmament movement took him within Bertrand Russell’s circle of Gigglers, as well as politicians from the West Country. See eg. ‘Is It Because I Is Megan?’ Philip was an enthusiastic Olympics champ/organiser at the same time as General Lonsdale, one of the Browns’ neighbours in Stogursey, a retired Army Officer who worked for the security services and was very much of the Establishment (see ‘He Was Looking At I In A Funny Way…’); they will have known each other.

Philip Noel-Baker also had doings with Sir Richard Acland, from Devon, who’s estates included land on the Devon side of Exmoor and the Somerset side at Holnicote, not that far from where Brown and I lived in Somerset.

Sir Richard Acland, Bt
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Born 26 November 1906

Died 24 November 1990 (aged 83)
Title Acland Baronetcy of Columb John
Term 9 June 1939 – 24 November 1990
Predecessor Francis, 14th Baronet
Successor John, 16th Baronet
Spouse(s) Anne Stella Alford
Parent(s) Francis Acland

Richard Acland was of Gigglers in all directions. I have discussed Richard Acland and his family/political activities in previous posts eg. ‘Devonshire Cream and Fudge’ and ‘Is It Because I Is Megan?’ but he’s so interesting and had his fingers in so many pies, that he’s worth revisiting. Richard Acland’s parents were Gigglers Sir Francis Dyke Acland, 14th Baronet and Eleanor Margaret Cropper. Sir Francis Acland was the Liberal MP for Richmond, Yorkshire, 1906-10; Camborne in Cornwall, 1910-22; Tiverton in Devon, 1923-24 and North Cornwall, 1932-39. Sir Francis held Govt office in the Liberal Ministry of H. H. Asquith. Lady Eleanor Margaret Acland was a Liberal politician, a suffragist and served as President of the Women’s Liberal Federation.

Richard Acland was educated at Balliol, Oxford a la Maurice Macmillan and undoubtedly knew Maurice. Acland was elected as the Liberal MP for Barnstable, Mr Thrope’s future turf, in 1935; Acland was a barrister of Inner Temple a la Mr Thrope and Lord Snowdon’s father. Acland was one of the founders of CND with Bertrand Russell. Acland helped launch the Popular Front in December 1936, although his politics changed course subsequently. In 1942, Acland broke from the Liberals to found the socialist Common Wealth Party with J. B. Priestley and Tom Wintringham, opposing the coalition between the major parties.

Common Wealth Party
Founded 26 July 1942
Dissolved 1993
Ideology Socialism
Common ownership
Syndicalism
Left-libertarianism

During WW II, the new party showed signs of a breakthrough, especially in London and Merseyside, winning three by-elections. However, the 1945 General Election was a severe disappointment. Only one MP Ernest Millington, was elected, and other figures left, some joining the Labour Party. Acland himself lost his seat in Putney. See previous posts…

J.B. Priestley was a Giggler and he and his wife were the closest friends of Old Nick Edward’s parents, Old Nick being Thatch’s criminal Secretary of State for Wales, 1979-June 1987 and at the helm when the Gang initially came in my direction with their flagrant law breaking.

Acland then joined Labour and was selected to fight the Gravesend seat following the expulsion of the Labour MP Garry Allighan from the Party for making allegations of corruption. Acland won Gravesend in November 1947. Back in Parliament, Acland served as Second Church Estates Commissioner 1950–51. In 1955, Acland resigned from Labour in protest against the Party’s support for the Conservative Govt’s nuclear defence policy, and lost Gravesend standing as an independent the same year, allowing the Conservatives to take the seat.

In 1944, on the grounds of his belief in public ownership, Richard Acland sold his estates at Killerton in Devon and Holnicote in Somerset to the National Trust for £134,000 (2011 equivalent £13.5 million). This decision led to disagreements with his wife and the possibility of separation, but they eventually reconciled; Anne Acland, before depositing her letters, destroyed all those relating to this period of disagreement, between mid-summer 1942 and January 1943. Corresponding with the National Trust, Acland said: “I am not giving you all my property. I am keeping some of it to live on, some of it to buy a house, and some of it I am giving to Common Wealth. With what is left I pay off as much of the debts as possible [these being £21,000 death duties on his father’s estate, and £11,000 accumulated debt, equivalent to circa £3 million in 2011], and then hand over the rest to you, leaving you, I regret to say, to look after what is left of the debts.” This deal was not publicly known; “in widespread publicity from which the National Trust and the Aclands emerged glowing with virtue, the entire transaction was portrayed as a gift” and “the Aclands held on to… eighteenth-century family plates and dishes, portraits and landscapes, a group of family miniatures, an early nineteenth-century piano… they were able to buy a nice house in Hampstead at 66 Frognal Street; there was to be an education fund for the boys; and Common Wealth received about £65,000, allowing it to win two more by-elections.” Additionally, Acland retained some rights, including the gift of the living at the parish church, and entitlement to shooting (“to be arranged as to suit the convenience of the shooting tenants”) and fishing. Acland’s sons were in later years displeased with the loss of the estates; the heir, John, left a 1994 document at Devon Record Office outlining “how he had made many requests that his mother ‘should explain to me why the Killerton and Holnicote estates had been given to the National Trust in the 1940s’… John found on reading [the letters between his mother and father] that she had destroyed all the documents from the critical period at the end of 1942… His note continued: ‘Anne only talked to me once, in 1989, about the gift of the estates… her principal contention was that she and Richard had been in complete agreement at every stage.’ Perhaps all this secrecy, the denial of the story, was an attempt by Anne and Richard to protect themselves from the rage of their children.”

Anne Acland was an architect who would very likely have known Sir Clough or those architects in his circle; the Strachey baronets originally came from Somerset.

Soon after leaving Parliament, Acland took a job as a maths master at Wandsworth Grammar School with effect from September 1955. The organised abuse ring which Gwynne, Dafydd et al in collaboration with St George’s/Springfield/Wandsworth County Council would subsequently greatly expand, was already present in Wandsworth. Ernest Bevin, who came from Exmoor and began his political activism as a teenaged trade unionist in Bristol, became the General Secretary of the TGWU and was the Labour MP for Wandsworth Central, 1940-50. Bevin held office in the wartime Coalition Govt and served as Attlee’s Foreign Secretary. Bevin knew Gnome as well as Acland.

Ernest Bevin
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Lord Privy Seal
In office
9 March 1951 – 14 April 1951
Prime Minister Clement Attlee
Preceded by Christopher Addison
Succeeded by Richard Stokes
Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs
In office
27 July 1945 – 9 March 1951
Prime Minister Clement Attlee
Preceded by Anthony Eden
Succeeded by Herbert Morrison
Minister of Labour and National Service
In office
13 May 1940 – 23 May 1945
Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Preceded by Ernest Brown
Succeeded by Rab Butler
Member of Parliament
for Woolwich East
In office
23 February 1950 – 14 April 1951
Preceded by George Hicks
Succeeded by Christopher Mayhew
Member of Parliament
for Wandsworth Central
In office
22 June 1940 – 23 February 1950
Preceded by Harry Nathan
Succeeded by Richard Adams
General Secretary of the Transport and General Workers Union
In office
1 January 1922 – 27 July 1945
Preceded by New office
Succeeded by Arthur Deakin
Personal details
Born 9 March 1881
Winsford, Somerset, England
Died 14 April 1951 (aged 70)
London, England
Political party Labour
Spouse(s)
Florence Anne Townley (m. 1906)
Children 1

The Old Goat and Lady Megan had lived in Wandsworth when the Old Goat had not been resident in No 10 as PM.

Richard Acland was a senior lecturer in education at St. Luke’s College of Education, Exeter, between 1959 and his retirement in 1974. DUNWOODY.

Acland died in Exeter on 24 Nov 1990, at the age of 83. BODGER, THATCH etc Cunning Plan – old nick info

Richard Acland’s brother Geoffrey Acland, became a leading figure in the Liberal Party.

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Arthur Geoffrey Dyke Acland (17 May 1908-14 September 1964), known as Geoffrey Acland, studied at Rugby School, Trinity College, Cambridge, and the University of Grenoble. From 1954 to 1956, Geoffrey Acland was the Chairman of the Liberal Party. Acland married Winifred Julian Dorothy Fothergill in 1932, and they were the parents of six children and subsequently grandparents to many.

The Aclands will have known Lord Gnome, being Liberal politicians of Gnome’s vintage. The other salient fact is that along with J.B. Priestley, Acland and Tom Wintringham, the other key mover and shaker in the Common Wealth Party was Vernon Bartlett, MP for Bridgwater, 1938-50,  preceding my grandpa’s friend Sir Gerald Wills in the seat. Grandpa moved to the Bridgwater area I think not long before Bartlett was elected. Grandpa’s first house in the Bridgwater area was in Wembdon, now the twee suburb of Bridgy, but in the 1940s it was a village on the outskirts of Bridgy. Wembdon has long been where the Better Classes lived – the older houses in Wembdon had servants’ quarters unlike most other parts of Bridgy-  and there would have been people in Wembdon in particular who were involved in politics, public life etc.

Born at Westbury, Wiltshire, Bartlett was educated at Blundell’s School in Tiverton and became a journalist, working for the Daily Mail, and later as a foreign correspondent for The Times. In 1922 Bartlett was appointed Director of the London office of the League of Nations, after which he worked as a news reporter for BBC radio. He did not have his BBC contract renewed after his coverage of Hitler’s decision to leave the League of Nations in 1933 was deemed too sympathetic. In 1933 Bartlett joined the News Chronicle and was its diplomatic correspondent for twenty years, including a period in Spain during the Spanish Civil War.

Bartlett was elected for Bridgy  as an Independent Progressive candidate, advocating a Popular Front opposed to appeasement in a by-election on 18 November 1938. In 1942, Bartlett, Richard Acland, J. B. Priestley, and others established the socialist Common Wealth Party. In the 1945 General Election, Bartlett held his Bridgy seat, standing as an Independent. In 1950 Bartlett joined the Labour Party and retired from Parliament. In 1954 Bartlett also retired from his work with the News Chronicle and moved to Singapore, where he was both political commentator for the Straits Times and also South East Asia correspondent for the Manchester Guardian. Bartlett died on 19 Jan 1983, when Brown first began to receive death threats as the Gang moved in on us.

Vernon Bartlett’s fellow traveller Ernest Millington will have known my grandfather long before he moved to Somerset. Millington died on 9 May 2009 and his obituary was published by ‘The Guardian’:

In the article below we were wrong in saying that at the time of his recent death he was the oldest former MP, having been born on 15 February 1916. In fact, his surviving elders include James Allason (born 1912), Reader Harris and Michael Foot (born, in that order, 1913), and John Freeman (born 1915).

On 26 April 1945, Wing Commander Ernest Millington, who has died aged 93, won a sensational victory for the radical Common Wealth party in the Chelmsford byelection. In overturning a Conservative majority of 16,624, and winning by 6,431 votes, he signalled the shift in public opinion that led the Labour party to pull out of the 1945 wartime coalition government and win a landslide victory in the 5 July general election. He was again returned, with a 2,080 majority, the only Common Wealth candidate to retain his seat.

When the 29-year-old Millington first took his seat, he was the youngest MP in the House, which had been elected in 1935. The general election due by 1940 had been postponed. His death marks the passing of the last survivor of that wartime parliament and the oldest former MP.

He first arrived at the Commons with his newly awarded Distinguished Flying Cross ribbon inexpertly self-sewn on to his uniform. A Conservative MP, who was a squadron leader in the RAF police, approached. “You are improperly dressed,” he told Millington. “If you are talking to me as an RAF officer,” Millington replied, “take your hand out of your pocket and address a senior officer as ‘Sir’. If you are addressing me as a fellow MP, mind your own business and bugger off.” He did.

Millington was born in Ilford, Essex. His mother was literary-minded; his father was a martinet, a decorated former regimental sergeant-major who became a print union official. Ernest won a scholarship to Chigwell school in Essex, where he was the poorest boy, and was fitted out with games kit from the lost property bin. He excelled, with three higher school certificates, but had to leave at 16. Later he would study at Birkbeck College, London University.

Birkbeck home of Eric Hobsbawm for much of Hobsbawm’s career.

He left school because his father expelled him from home after he heard him address a crowd from a street- corner soapbox on behalf of the Labour League of Youth, alongside Ted Willis, the latterly ennobled creator of Dixon of Dock Green. Homeless and penniless, the boy found a clerk’s job. He was sacked when his employer heard him evangelising for ethical socialism at Speaker’s Corner in Hyde Park, London.

My grandfather did the Speaker’s Corner at Hyde Park bit.

He joined the Labour party – and was expelled in the late 1930s for supporting the Communist party-backed anti-fascist popular front. In 1937 Millington married Gwen Pickard, whom he met at a Workers Educational Association meeting. War was looming, and, by then an accountant with an electrical concern, he joined the Territorial Army. By July 1939 he was a Royal Artillery second lieutenant. His father took to referring to “my son, who is an army officer”.

An invitation to volunteer for the RAF sent him from tedious searchlight duties to primary training on Tiger Moth biplanes. The pilot officer was then posted, as an instructor, to an aerodrome outside Grantham, Lincolnshire. There, he rented a house for his family. The nearby grocery store was owned by one Alfred Roberts, whose daughter, the future prime minister Margaret Thatcher, sometimes served in the shop.

Anyone for lunch at the Clarence? Millington was MP for Chelmsford in Essex, 1945-50, when Thatch was frantically making friends with Tories in Essex,especially in the Colchester Tory Party, on the look-out for a suitable husband and a future Commons seat.

Later came a posting to Bomber Command and to Lancasters. While still a flight lieutenant, he went to an RAF conference at which he was the only officer present below the rank of wing commander, but also the one with the most operational experience. He disagreed strongly with plans advanced at the meeting, which he maintained would result in heavy casualties. This was noted by Air Vice-Marshal Sir Ralph Cochrane, commander of 5 Group, Bomber Command. Cochrane made him a squadron leader on the spot, promoted him to wing commander a few days later and posted him, in October 1944, as commanding officer of the new 227 squadron, based at Balderton in Nottinghamshire. A remarkable 30 Lancaster sorties followed, with raids ranging across Germany, Czechoslovakia and the Romanian oilfields, and taking in the bombing of Panzer tank groups during the Battle of the Bulge at Christmas 1944.

By early 1945, the nation’s thoughts had turned to postwar plans. William Beveridge had produced his great social security plan in 1942, and in that year too Sir Richard Acland, 15th baronet and an immensely rich Devon landowner, abandoned the Liberal party and formed the Common Wealth party. Its objectives were common ownership, democracy, and morality in politics. The party ignored the electoral truce by which the three big parties would not oppose the successor byelection candidate to a dead or retiring MP, and Common Wealth nominees made a good showing, winning by-elections in 1943 and 1944.

When Chelmsford’s Conservative MP, Colonel J McNamara, was killed on his way home from Italy, a scratch group of Common Wealth supporters set about finding a candidate. Millington’s views were well known in the area, and a deputation met him in a railway station waiting room. Ten minutes was all the time he could spare, and they made him their candidate there and then. The newly radicalised middle class rallied to his side, along with industrial workers who had moved into the area. The result was a left-wing victory in traditional Conservative territory.

In the 1950 election, when he stood as the Labour candidate, he lost to the Conservative Hubert Ashton. Finding a job, particularly with his politics, was not easy, and there were no pensions for former MPs. After a spell as a door-to-door encyclopaedia salesman, he re-joined the RAF in 1954 as a flight lieutenant. Controversy followed when he was accused of fraudulently “misapplying” £25 2s 3d. He denied the charge but was dismissed.

He then trained as a teacher. He was head of social education at Shoreditch comprehensive school, east London (1965-67), and then headed Newham council’s teachers’ centre (1967-80).

Right on the turf of the Gang’s partners in crime, Brave Wendy, the Krays, Bob Boothby, Peter Shore, Ian Mikardo, the whole crowd.

He later retired with his second wife to the Dordogne.

Millington wrote several books. His autobiography, Was That Really Me?, was published in 2005. He is survived by his second wife, Ivy Robinson, and the four daughters of his first marriage, which ended in divorce in 1974.

Ernest Rogers Millington, politician, pilot and teacher, born 15 February 1916; died 9 May 2009

 

Sir Richard Acland and his wife Anne had four sons, including John Dyke Acland and Robert D. Acland.

Sir John Dyke Acland, 16th Baronet was the eldest son of Sir Richard Acland, 15th Baronet and Anne Stella Alford. John Acland attended the Dragon School in Oxford, Clifton College, Magdalene College, Cambridge, and the University of Wisconsin. Acland married Virginia Forge, daughter of Roland Forge, on 9 September 1961. His children were Dominic Dyke Acland (born 1962), Dr Piers Dyke Acland (born 1965), and Holly Dyke Acland (born 1972). He succeeded his father as baronet on the latter’s death on 24 November 1990. Acland died on 26 September 2009 a day after being involved in a car accident near Bedford, England.

 

Francis’s His great-grandson, Chris Acland became the drummer for shoegaze band Lush.

REST HERE – the plastic surgeon hERE

Philip Noel-Baker died on 8 Oct 1982.

Francis Edward Noel-Baker (7 January 1920-25 September 2009) son of Philip Noel-Baker was born in London, educated at Westminster School and King’s College, Cambridge and served with the Intelligence Corps in World War II. Francis N-B was first elected to the Commons in the Labour landslide at the 1945 General Election as MP for Brentford and Chiswick. Francis lost his seat in 1950 but returned to Parliament in 1955 as the Labour MP for Swindon. Francis resigned his seat in March 1969, by taking the Chiltern Hundreds.

In 1971 Francis N-B left the Labour Party in response to the Party’s opposition to British membership of the EEC. Old Nick was elected as the Tory MP for Pembrokeshire in Grocer Heath’s General Election win a la Wyn Roberts, the former constituency of the Old Goat’s son Gwilym Lloyd George, who ended up in the Tory Party himself. Gwilym was of Giggles and Old Nick was parachuted into Pembrokeshire by the British security services to continue the Giggles, not to put a stop to them. Old Nick and his family were Gigglers themselves and furthermore Gigglers from a long line of Giggling clergy, including a few famous Giggling Bishops and even a Giggling Archbishop. See ‘In The Spirit Of The Goat’.

Howard Masterman – Bishop of Plymouth HERE

My post ‘ ‘ discussed how Roger Hollis, the alleged former DG of MI5, 1956-65, was accused of having been a double agent, when Thatch was PM. After an enormous See the source image Thatch droned on about Service To This Country and Hollis being Beyond Suspicion. That post of mine explains how Roger Hollis, from Somerset and, like Old Nick, from a family of clergy, was using his position in MI5 to protect Gigglers, including Giggling clergymen. Hollis’ father, the Right Reverend George Hollis, was Bishop of Taunton. His mother was a daughter of a Canon of Wells Cathedral.

Roger Hollis married Evelyn Swayne on 17 July 1937 at Wells Cathedral, with his father performing the ceremony. She was the daughter of a solicitor from Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset. The couple had one son, Adrian Swayne Hollis. Hollis’s son, Adrian (1940–2013), was a classical scholar and Grandmaster of correspondence chess, and was British Correspondence Chess Champion in 1966, 1967 and 1971. Philosopher Martin Hollis (1938–1998) was his nephew. His elder brother, Christopher Hollis (1902–1977), was a Conservative MP for Devizes from 1945-55. Roger Hollis’s nephew, Rt Rev Crispian Hollis, is a Roman Catholic bishop, and his grand-nephew Charles Hollis (grandson of Christopher Hollis) joined the Foreign Office in 1984, serving in Iraq, Saudi Arabia and Iran.

One of the Giggling clergy whom Hollis protected was Mr Rigg, the vicar of Bawdrip, in Tom King’s constituency. Mr Rigg’s Giggling was notorious and it resulted in a delegation of furious parishioners visiting the Bishop of Bath and Wells who blamed the Giggling on Brown Owl aka Mr Rigg’s wife. Brown Owl was a humourless old bat but as Brown quipped years later she was married to Mr Rigg and furthermore it was an arranged marriage, Mr Rigg having been a mate of Brown Owl’s dad and Brow Owl being hitched up to Rigg, a middle aged man, when she was very young. Mr Rigg continued his Giggling with the permission of successive Bishops of Bath and Wells, including George Carey, who was so useful re the Giggles that Thatch personally put his name forward for Archbish of Canterbury, with the encouragement of her aide, Michael Alison. George became Archbish of C in DATE.

OLWEN – lg

Bishop George – as Mrs Brown always called him – concealed Giggles and wrongdoing on the part of many more clergy in Somerset than just Mr Rigg (see eg. ‘He Was Looking At I In A Funny Way…’) and in recent years it transpired that Bishop George was the man who in 1993 pushed the boat out to help Carlo’s old pal, Bishop Peter Ball, who had been Giggling so much with one boy that he later killed himself. Carlo was entirely sympathetic to Peter Ball’s predicament, Ball’s story being that he had been guilty of a ‘misjudgement’ and was now being ‘harassed’ by someone described by Carlo as a ‘beastly man’. So Carlo made a Duchy cottage available to Peter Ball, at Aller, on the Somerset Levels, not a million miles away from Bridgy.

In 1993 F and I were convicted in Bangor Magistrates Court on the basis of the perjury of Gwynedd social worker Jackie Brandt. Of Harassment.

Bishop Peter Ball went to Queen’s College, Cambridge, as did John Biffen. There is two years difference in age between them. After graduating from Cambridge in 1954, Peter Ball entered Wells Theological College in 1954 and received two years of training in preparation for ordination.

Peter Ball
Bishop of Gloucester
Diocese Diocese of Gloucester
In office 1992–1993
Predecessor John Yates
Successor David Bentley
Other posts Bishop of Lewes
1977–1992 (area bishop: 1984–1992)
Orders
Ordination 1956 (deacon)
1957 (priest)
Consecration 1977
Personal details
Born 14 February 1932
Died 21 June 2019 (aged 87)
Denomination Anglican
Occupation Bishop, monk
Alma mater Queens’ College, Cambridge
Criminal status Released on licence in February 2017
Conviction(s) 8 September 2015 (guilty plea)
Criminal charge Misconduct in public office, Indecent assault,
Penalty 32 months in prison

I had a real laugh when I read the transcripts of Peter Ball’s Defence; Ball had so obviously been using the Gwynne and Dafydd Cut Out N Keep Guide For Molesters Who Get Caught, the phrases used by Ball were identical to those used by the Gang about me.

Carlo, I would understand completely if you had genuinely believed that Ball had been unfairly accused, but you ALL knew that he had been molesting! You knew that Gwynne et al were, how can you defend your conduct? We were all subjected to arrests and years of intimidation because we dared complain about people whom you knew HAD behaved as we alleged.

By 1993 Mr Bridgy Celeb was being feted by the Rich n Famous – substantially of the Tory Party but a few celebs were thrown in as well See the source imageSee the source image– and was receiving Coutts cheques. On the first occasion that this happened, it had to be explained to Mr Bridgy Celeb that it was a real cheque, but you won’t find a branch of Coutts in Bridgy. Or even in Taunton, because it was ‘The Queen’s Bank’. See eg. ‘Upper Class Twit Of The Year – Shooting Themselves’.

Mr H,See the source image I think we’ve got the Mrs Big behind it all!!!

Re Bishop George, it was well worth him keeping schtum about the Rev J.F. Rigg and his Giggles, because Mr Rigg only arrived in Bawdrip

Church of St Michael and All Angels
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in the late 1960s/1970 after he had been obliged to leave his previous parish as a result of so many complaints abut those Giggles. Mr Rigg wasn’t from a clergy family a la Old Nick ad Roger Hollis, Mr Rigg was from a family of ‘lawyers and judges’. From Lincolnshire precisely. I discussed some of High Society in Lincolnshire who had a hand in protecting Rigg in eg. ‘The Bitterest Pill’.

Thatch of course grew up in Lincolnshire. The constituency MP for Thatch’s home town of Grantham, 1951-79, was Tory Joseph Godber. Joseph Godber worked for the security services and stood down as the MP for Grantham in 1979, when he knew that Thatch was a definite for PM. Joseph didn’t go far, he nipped off next door into the Lords.

The Lord Godber of Willington
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Godber in 1970
Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food
In office
5 November 1972 – 4 March 1974
Prime Minister Edward Heath
Preceded by James Prior
Succeeded by Fred Peart
Minister of Labour
In office
21 October 1963 – 16 October 1964
Prime Minister Alec Douglas-Home
Preceded by John Hare
Succeeded by Ray Gunter
Secretary of State for War
In office
27 June 1963 – 21 October 1963
Prime Minister Harold Macmillan
Preceded by John Profumo
Succeeded by James Ramsden
Member of Parliament
for Grantham
In office
26 October 1951 – 4 May 1979
Preceded by Eric Smith
Succeeded by Douglas Hogg
Personal details
Born 17 March 1914
Died 25 August 1980 (aged 66)
Nationality British
Political party Conservative

Joseph was the brother of Sir George Godber, who also worked for the security services. George was a Top Doc, who was educated at New College, Oxford, a la Richard Crossman and other Spies We Have Known. Like Crossman, Godber was recruited to MI5 by New College don Herbert ‘HAL’ Fisher, a Giggling member of the Bloomsbury Group who served as President of the Board of Education in the Old Goat’s 1916-22 Govt. HAL persuaded George to embark on a career in Public Health, as did Dashing Young New College Don Richard Crossman and thus George was off to the London Hospital to Train as a Top Doc. The elitist penny pinching bastard spent a few years giving the malingering plebs a hard time and then achieved sainthood when he Helped Nye To Bring The NHS Into Being. Godber was Govt CMO, 1960-73, a very good mate of Crossman and spent the rest of his life helping Gigglers stay out of prison. Godber lived to more than 100 yrs old and he was still a member of the MDU viz comic legal advice man pubwhen his 100th was celebrated. It was dear old Godber who was one of the key drivers behind all the aggro that came my way until the day he died on 7 Feb 2009.

I’ve known for ages that Godber concealed Gwynne and Dafydd’s Giggles, but of course it was Godber who also ensured that Bodger and Brave Wendy – Wendy who, like Godber Trained, (and subsequently worked) at the London Hospital – were never hampered.

Brave Wendy’s Ordeal  at the hands of the Male Medical Establishment ended in June 1986, after months of Biting Back The Tears While She Cooked The Kids’ Dinners – Brave Wendy’s Ordeal having begun in 1985 – with the help of Bodger, who gave Expert Evidence on her behalf and thus helped clear Brave Wendy of professional incompetence. There were mutterings about Bodger being a good mate of Brave Wendy’s but Wendy dealt with those particular Scurrilous Allegations with a See the source image and a Dafydd-esque Reminder ie. ‘Of course I know Bodger, we professionals will know each other, but for goodness sake we’re Doctors, would we really ever let an improper relationship cloud our judgement in a Public Inquiry?’

Both Godbers went to Bedford School, an institution popular with the families of security services officers; they were there with Geraint Morgan, the bent barrister who served as Tory MP for Denbigh, 1959-83 and so many others. Including Paddy Ashdown. See eg. ‘Cymro 007’.

We should bear in mind that the London Hospital was run by the Oil Industry  (see eg. ‘Except You’re A Bird’) and, being in the East End, was the location of the worst Top Docs’ gangsters ie. the Krays and their associates. Ronnie Kray exploring Uganda with Bob Boothby while Boothby was having an affair with Dorothy Macmillan and any number of sex workers of both genders at the same time as being mates with the Queen Mum Gawd Bless ‘Er, led to a toxic mix. In addition, the London Hospital worked in partnership with Bart’s, Armstrong-Jones Central, many consultants at the London holding joint posts with Bart’s as well. See the source image

 

Francis Noel-Baker later joined the SDP  and later still the Conservative Party.

In 1948, Francis acted covertly for the British Gov’t inside Francoist Spain. His report “Spanish Summary” with a foreword written by his father’s mistress Lady Megan Lloyd George, then the Labour MP for Anglesey, had a huge influence in shaming the British and other Govts and worldwide organisations for allowing Francoist Spain to remain undefeated in Europe until the Spanish transition to democracy. Francis and Lady Megan didn’t manage to mention the contingent who fought in/supported the Republicans in the Spanish Civil War and were involved in Gwynne’s Giggles/the Westminster Paedophile Ring, including George Thomas’s friend Leo Abse, the crooked lawyer who was Brains behind the Gang’s Cunning Plan in 1987 to fit me up and frame me for Attempting To Stab A Doctor.

The Cunning Plan began in the early months of 1987 when Old Nick Edwards was still Secretary of State for Wales, Old Nick of the Security Services, who was educated at Westminster School and Trinity College, Cambridge.

Dr Santo Jeger – Baroness Lena

Leah Manning – MP for WHERE DATES – went to St John’s School in Bridgwater. Which was one of the schools in which my deaf cousin suffered.

While he was an MP, Francis Noel-Baker advocated reforms to moderate the influence of outside interests in Parliament. In 1961 he published an article in Parliamentary Affairs warning that “the door, in fact, is wide open for a new form of political corruption, and there is an uneasy feeling in Parliament and outside that its extent could be much greater than the known or published facts reveal”. Indeed, Francis helped open that door and took advantage once it was opened.Before his death in 2009 Noel-Baker was one of the few surviving members of the 1945 Parliament, the others being Giggler Michael Foot and John Freeman. The Foots were a family of Giggling lawyers viz comic legal advice man puband politicians from Plymouth, which also hosted Nancy Astor as a Tory MP and Dr Death as, well himself. Previous posts discussed Bishop of Plymouth Howard Masterman HERE

Noel-Baker married in 1947 (dissolved 1956), Ann Saunders. In 1957 he married secondly Barbara Sonander, who died of skin cancer in 2004. Four sons and a daughter from his two marriages survive him, and a son predeceased him.

The Noel-Bakers owned a big estate in Greece, where the family spent much time. Previous posts have discussed how Francis Noel-Baker’s two sons were learning disabled and at the mercy of Top Docs in Britain who were encouraging their mother – Francis’s first wife, Ann – to institutionalise the children and forget about them. Which was the standard practice at the time. Philip Noel-Baker was horrified on the grounds that were this to happen, his grandchildren would be treated cruelly because that was the norm in such institutions. Philip moved heaven and earth to give the boys a better life and the only way possible was to bring them up on the family estate in Greece, which he did. I can understand why, but throughout it all, not one Noel-Baker or Lloyd George publicised the abuse of the people in the institutions in which they were determined Francis’s boys should not end up. Instead they offered their Full Support For The NHS and Gwynne and Dafydd.

Previous posts discussed how grandpa’s old foe Edward du Cann, Tory MP for Taunton, 1956-87, who was one of the City men bankrolling the Giggles spent his later years on Cyprus owning and running vineyards, despite being finally bankrupted in the early 1990s and as ever with du Cann, owed a great deal of money which was never paid. D.G.E. Wood has been holding Clinics on Cyprus now for years. In the summer of 1983, when Wood first told me that I needed Psychotherapy, he told me that he had a good friend in Shrewsbury to whom he wanted to refer me. Wood suddenly changed his mind after some two weeks and told me that it was a bit far to travel for me to see a ‘large Greek’ whom he thought that I might not get on with and a far better idea would be to for me to see someone locally. Wood then went silent on the matter, until I was up and functioning again when in the winter of 1983/84, he told me that he would not treat me any more unless I agreed to see an excellent psychotherapist who had enjoyed considerable success whom he knew. It was Gwynne the Royal Lobotomist.

The family seat of the Barons Harlech was near Shrewsbury. John Biffen – who went to primary school with Mrs Brady and to Dr Morgan’s Grammar in Bridgy with my father, and father’s brother, my Uncle John – succeeded Lord David Harlech in his Shropshire seat in Nov 1961. Most of David Harlech’s children famously died prematurely in horrible or sad ways. One of the last two still standing is Jane Ormsby-Gore, who had a relationship with Mick Jagger. Lord Harlech himself died in the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital on 26 Jan 1985, after a car accident near Shrewsbury. Lord Harlech’s family were of Giggles.

As US Ambassador, 1961–1965, Lord Harlech was in post when JFK was killed. Lord Harlech’s family were old friends of the Kennedys. Lord H subsequently had a relationship with Jackie Kennedy and in 1968 proposed to her. See the source imageJackie said no and married that rich Greek bloke instead,

Aristotle Onassis
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Onassis in 1967
Born
Aristotle Socrates Onassis

20 January 1906

Died 15 March 1975 (aged 69)

Resting place Skorpios Island, Greece
Nationality Greek
Citizenship Greek and Argentine
Education Evangelical School of Smyrna
Occupation
  • Shipping tycoon
  • businessman
Spouse(s)
Athina Livanos
(m. 1946; div. 1960)
Partner(s) Maria Callas (1959–68)
Children Alexander Onassis
Christina Onassis
Relatives Athina Onassis (granddaughter)

although she remained on good terms with Lord H and came over, with other Kennedys, for his funeral.

Lord H did marry again, on 11 December 1969, to American socialite Pamela Colin, daughter of a Manhattan top corporate lawyer, herself a London resident editor of Vogue and then food editor of the British Vogue. The wedding was attended by Ma’am Darling,the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, the Earl and Countess of Drogheda, the Earl and Countess of Airlie, The Countess Gowrie, Lord and Lady David Cecil, Sir Fitzroy Maclean, J. J. Astor and The Hon. Michael Astor. Lord Harlech and Pamela had one daughter, the Hon Pandora Ormsby-Gore (b. 1972).

Lord Harlech was a good friend of Sir Clough and was a guest at Clough’s 90th birthday party in 1973, at Portmeirion. See ‘Educational Excellence For All’.

Who was D.G.E. Wood’s ‘large Greek’ psychotherapist friend who was based in Shrewsbury in the summer of 1983? Wood was part of a people trafficking Gang, so I think we should be told.See the source image

When one considers the Swindon Events, we need to remember that Gnome’s son Lord Nicholas Piercy married into the Lucans See the source image and that Nicholas’s son, James Pelham Piercy QC, was a graduate of the Spy School, New College, Oxford and a barrister of Lincoln’s Inn, a la Richard Crossman’s dad Sir Charles Stafford Crossman, Lord Denning, Thatch, George Carman, Miranda and Cherie. viz comic legal advice man pubI trust that Legal Advice was dispensed to many re the Brinks Matt Girdle Robbery and other matters.

Neither should we forget how many of the key players were educated at Somerville College, Oxford, including Thatch, father’s cousin Veronica who was Lord Gnome’s second wife and many other female relatives of Lord Gnome, including his daughter Penelope Piercy, a Civil Service Mandarin who was one of the Top Bitches for Harold Wilson’s Minister Of Technology, one of which was Wedgie Benn. Benn was preceded by Frank Cousins in that role. Penelope picked up her CBE in 1968, just as Wedgie Benn succeeded Frank Cousins, so Penelope was rewarded for Services Rendered before Wedgie Benn took up that particular baton.

Frank Cousins – HERE

Uncle John who led the Brinks Matt Girdle Robbery did not go to Dr Morgan’s with John Biffen and father. He passed the 11 plus, but Mrs Brady’s parents couldn’t afford the uniform and Dr Morgan’s wouldn’t admit pupils if they weren’t wearing the correct uniform, thus there was a form of socio-economic selection in place although Morgan’s prided itself on no longer being a fee-paying school by that time. So Uncle John from Swindon became a Girdle Robber instead of a professional gambler bankrolling an international trafficking ring whom St George’s helped spring when he murdered the nanny and tried to kill his wife.See the source image

If only Mrs Brady’s parents had been able to afford that uniform, things could have been so different for Uncle John the Girdle Robber…Image result for john biffen imagesSee the source image

 

Except You’re A Bird

As any fule no, the TV sitcom ‘I Didn’t Know You Cared’ was based on the novel of the same name by Peter Tinniswood. Tinniswood also wrote ‘Except You’re A Bird’. I was a Bird when I was arrested in Streatham by Burnside of the Met in Dec 1990 at the behest of the lies of the Drs Francis and then taken to Streatham Police Station, where I encountered Burnside’s daft mates, Roach et al. What with me being a Bird, Roach boasted to me of his days serving in the North Wales Police, beating up lads in Bethesda, throwing them in Llyn Ogwen and still being assured of a conviction if Geoff Was On The Bench. That was Geoff Davies, former landlord of the Douglas Arms Hotel in Bethesda. Geoff was a corrupt Tory magistrate who was friends with, among others, Dr Bob Tresman, a psychiatrist at the Hergest Unit who was appointed as F’s Top Doc when F refused to waste his time with Dafydd any longer. Dafydd who grew up in Bethesda and was mates with Geoff  and bent coppers.Dr Dafydd Alun Jones

My post ‘I Didn’t Know You Cared’ reproduced that Viz favourite, the photo of a bloke kissing a bird’s arse. Here it is again: 

In response to the question posed by that Viz reader, I am happy to confirm that the bird in the photo is me and the bloke kissing my arse was one of the many customers of the brothel run and staffed by my friend Anne Vernon, who was at the time a PhD student in the Dept of Zoology at UCNW, and I. I can’t remember the name of the customer who’s kissing my arse in the photo, there were so many, but the photo was taken by Brown at one of the regular At Homes held in our house at Old Llandegfan during which such scenes were commonplace. As John Farrar and Adrian Bell were happy to explain to so many people, having been told all about it by Peter Jackson, a botany student who shared our house and was given a plum job with the RSPB in return for his Loyal Service to the Gang after Anne was murdered by them in April 1986, days apart from the death of Mrs Simpson of the Abdication Crisis Fame.

Although Pete bagged his dream job See the source image in return for supplying Bell et al with details of the sordid daily existence of Anne and I, Pete was an excellent birder but in the 1980s if one wanted a paid role in botany, zoology, conservation etc, such jobs were so rare that one needed that extra little something to bring to the table, as those who knew Anne, me and our circle discovered that they had, in terms of telling lies about us or just keeping very quiet indeed after Anne was killed.

Thus were the careers of Adrian Barnett, Christine Lippai, Liz Pulford, Pete Howlett and others who have previously starred on this blog made. Previous posts have discussed how Pete Jackson knew the big names in birding while he was still in north Wales, including Tony Soper and Bill Oddie, and that it was Bill Oddie who entertained the birding world with his observation that ‘All birds have two legs, have you ever seen a bird with four legs?’ in the face of the plonkers so familiar to birders who declare ‘Interested in birds ay?? I bet you are, but the ones with two legs…’

Had Burnside and Roach known that I shared a house with members of Bangor Bird Group, no doubt a lame comment along those lines would have been made. I presume that Burnside and Roach did notice that I had two legs, rather than four. I’m not sure that the Top Docs all knew that, in the way in which so many entertaining diagnoses were pulled out of the Tombola after it was given yet another spin in the face of the latest arrest and High Court case, surely one of them at some point declared me to be a four legged animal rather than a human being.

There was one Bird at UCNW who was mates with Pete et al who didn’t have two legs, in fact she didn’t have any legs at all, she became famous for that. She arrived at UCNW in possession of two legs, but after she came off her bicycle on Glanrafon Hill, right outside the C&A Hospital, she was taken in there by public spirited people for Treatment. The Top Docs screwed up so badly that within months her initially injured but not beyond repair leg had been amputated after two cock ups on the surgery front and then the cock ups somehow managed to adversely affect the other leg that had not suffered injury in the crash and that leg was amputated as well.

The case of that student was so well-known that it was the reason why all students were telling each other not to go near that hospital, go home if you need a hospital. The security services knew, they’d bugged UCNW, what with Sir Charles Evans the Principal working for the security services while running the ring and our conversations re the horror stories pouring out of the C&A Hospital, as well as those relating to the mental health services and other Health and Welfare efforts in Gwynedd, being listened to by MI5. See the source image

When in April 1984 I was admitted to the C&A and subjected to the unnecessary general anaesthetic and transfused with infected blood after – according to info received after I began this blog, also being gang raped under aesthetic by Top Docs who didn’t need to be in the theatre and shouldn’t have been and were fully gowned and masked to conceal their identities – the suturing of my arm, my mates were all worried because I was in the bloody lethal hospital…

Zany Python Graham was mates with them all at the C&A, Zany Graham being a frequent visitor to Snowdonia for climbing weekends, Zany Graham also being a Bart’s Trained Top Doc a la Lord Snowdon’s granddad Robert Armstrong Jones from north Wales and Sir Tom Carey Evans from north Wales, the Old Goat’s son-in-law. Robert Armstrong Jones studied at UCNW before Bart’s and became a high profile psychiatrist and medical superintendent of Colney Hatch Asylum, later known as Friern Barnet, in north London. Tom was married to Olwen, the Old Goat’s daughter and Tom eventually became medical superintendent of Hammersmith Hospital and established the Royal Postgraduate Medical School at Hammersmith. Tom’s uncle was Lord Snowdon’s granddad. Tom Carey Evans died on 25 Aug 1947, Lord Snowdon’s granddad died on 30 Jan 1943 and even Lord Snowdon’s dad, Ronald Armstrong-Jones – a barrister who was a governor of Bart’s – had died at his country home near Caernarfon on 27 Jan 1966, but Snowdon and Olwen were very much alive in 1984 and that was a considerable problem.

Tom Carey Evans’s dad Dr Robert Davies Evans was a Top Doc based in Blaenau Ffestiniog and was one of the 19th c Top Docs who worked in the hospital for the men of Oakeley Quarry there. See post ‘Espousing The Interests Of The Labouring Classes’. As discussed in that post, the quarrymen spent whole careers in the quarry, beginning at 14 yrs old. The March 1964 issue of ‘CABAN’, the magazine of Oakeley Quarry, ran as its main feature ‘Sir Keith Joseph Meets The Slate-Makers’ the coverage of the visit, on Jan 18 1964, to Oakeley Quarries by Sir Keith Joseph, Minister of Housing and Local Gov’t and Minister for Welsh Affairs. CABAN names a number of Welsh Office officials that were in Keith Joseph’s party.

In Jan 1964, Keith Joseph was of course the Minister in Alec Douglas Home’s Tory Gov’t; the Welsh Office wasn’t established by Harold Wilson until he took office on 16 Oct 1964. So how could the Welsh Office officials named have been in Keith Joseph’s party? The Welsh Office didn’t exist in Jan 1964. I’m wondering if there was a sleight of hand at work and by the time that CABAN, March 1964, was distributed the Welsh Office had come into being and the people who had been in Joseph’s party who subsequently secured posts in the new Welsh Office were listed as being present and the roles attributed to them were their new Welsh Office roles.

The newsletter blurs the roles of those present at Joseph’s visit, not mentioning that they were a combination of Tories in power when Joseph visited the quarry and officials who would be working in Wilson’s newly created Welsh Office by the time that the newsletter was published, by an outfit called Mitre, who used a

Although Keith Joseph’s visit to Oakeley Quarry was clearly designed as a big morale booster, with Joseph praising the workers and declaring the slate produced to be wonderful, Oakeley Quarry closed not long after Joseph’s visit.

The message is: Gigglers In Control, no matter which Party is in power. Furthermore even the Oakeley Quarry newsletter is published by someone based at a barristers in London. Keith Joseph’s visit occurred in the sunset of the scandal-ridden series of Tory administrations led by Eden, Supermac and then Douglas Home. Wilson took power on 16 Oct 1964 and his Gov’t was served by virtually entirely the same Gigglers, including many who subsequently worked in the Welsh Office. Wilson appointed Giggler Jim Griffiths, MP for Llanelli, 5 April 1936-18 June 1970, as the first Secretary of State for Wales. Jim’s Labour Party Giggling colleague People Trafficker In Chief Lord Elwyn-Jones grew up in Llanelli, Image result for lord elwyn jones images the town from where Mandy Rice-Davies originated. Jim Griffiths’s Civil Service Mandarin at the Welsh Office was Giggler Sir Goronwy Daniel, who was married to Valerie, the Old Goat’s granddaughter, Valerie being the daughter of Richard Lloyd George, 2nd Earl Lloyd-George of Dwyfor. Valerie’s mother was Roberta McAlpine, daughter of Sir Robert McAlpine, 1st Bart.

Valerie’s brother was Top Doc Archibald Douglas McAlpine. McAlpine was born in Garscadden, Glasgow, on 19 August 1890, the only son and eldest of three children of civil engineering contractor Sir Robert McAlpine, 1st Baronet (1847–1934) and his second wife Florence Margaret Palmer (1850–1910). Douglas Qualified in 1913 from Glasgow University. During World War I he served in the RAMC and then as a Surgeon Lieutenant in the Royal Navy. Douglas was appointed neurologist to the Middlesex Hospital in 1924. Douglas McAlpine’s students at Middlesex Hospital included Gwynne and Paul Sandifer, who made his name as the Father Of Paediatric Neurology in Britain.

Previous posts have discussed Paul Sandifer, colleague of Gwynne and student of Douglas the hybrid of the Lines of the Old Goat and McAlpine, but this is so worrying that I’ll remind everyone of what needs to be known. After Qualifying at the Middlesex, Sandifer worked at the Middlesex as house physician under Douglas McAlpine, as well as under the founder of UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health Alan Moncrieff and the TB specialist R. A. Young. Moncrieff was one of the Big Names in British Paediatrics who Trained and Mentored Ollie and his generation of Paeds… See previous posts for details of Alan Moncrieff and colleagues.

Sir Robert Young was another big name who knew Gwynne via the Middlesex Hospital and was used as one of the many umbrellas. Sir Robert Arthur Young, CBE, FRCP (6 November 1871-22 August 1959), was born in Hilborough, Norfolk, the only son of William Young, a labourer, and his wife, Hannah Elizabeth Ann (née Fairs). His mother was illiterate and signed the registration of his birth with her mark. Young however, was educated at Westminster City School and King’s College, London, graduating in 1891. Young trained as a Top Doc at Middlesex Hospital and also became a Licentiate of the Society of Apothecaries. Young carried out postgraduate work in Vienna and then returned to London to work as a house physician at the Middlesex Hospital and Brompton Hospital, and also later at the King Edward VII Sanatorium at Fenhurst, near Midhurst, Sussex. Young established a private practice in Harley Street, continuing there long after his retirement from the Middlesex Hospital in 1936, which made him a very wealthy man. Young advised on the treatment of King George VI’s lung cancer in 1951, the surgery on the King being carried out by Welsh Top Doc based at the Westminster Hospital Sir Clement Price Thomas and his team. Price Thomas was used as an umbrella himself for many after the successful surgery on the King which was followed by the King steadily going downhill until he died five months later. See ‘Successful Surgery On King George VI!’. At various times Young also served as Lecturer in Physiology and Pharmacology, Warden of the Medical College, Pathologist, and Museum Curator at the Middlesex Hospital. An excellent suit of armour for Gwynne.

Young Chaired the National Association for the Prevention of Tuberculosis. He was appointed CBE in January 1920 for his work in WW I and was knighted in 1947, the year in which Tom Carey Evans died.

In 1935, Paul Sandifer was appointed house physician to George Beaumont and Clifford Hoyle at Royal Brompton Hospital. In 1936, he returned to Middlesex Hospital to become a casualty medical officer. In 1937, Sandifer worked at the Maudsley Hospital and obtained a Diploma in Psychological Medicine. The Maudsley and its D.P.M. remained a laughing stock until well into the 1960s, by which time it had worked very hard indeed to build up a few myths about itself and thus remained a laughing stock slightly more discreetly. In 1937, the Maudsley was staffed by some truly mad, dangerous Docs with whom no other Docs wanted to work, including those Docs with close links to the Top Docs who played a role in the Nazis extermination programme, as discussed in previous posts. The Maudsley was considered untouchable by Docs with any sort of reputation to maintain.

Sandifer then became house physician and later senior resident medical officer at National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery until the outbreak of World War II. A la the Maudsley, the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery was a joke – but not quite such a joke as the Maudsley – until a Nice Young Doctor called Roger Gilliatt spent a few years working there, Roger Turning It Around and then migrating to the US, where everything that he touched there became a roaring success as well. What was the cause of Roger’s Midas Touch? Er, he had Qualified at the Middlesex and was a friend of Gwynne. Obviously that conferred many benefits in itself, but Roger was also the son of Sir William Gilliatt, the Royal Doc who delivered Carlo and Princess Anne. When Roger Grew Up he became a good friend of Lord Snowdon and acted as Snowdon’s best man when Snowdon married Ma’am Darling. Snowdon did suggest two best men before thinking of Roger: Jeremy Fry of the Quaker Chocolate Empire, who lived near Bath, but he Wasn’t Allowed, having been convicted of propositioning Men For Sex; and Mr Thrope, but he Wasn’t Allowed either, because he’d been boasting that he had discussed Uganda with Ma’am Darling and Lord Snowdon, whereas the rest of their circle had only discussed Uganda with one of them. Mr Thrope always was above himself. Roger was called upon for the Big Day and thus scandal was avoided. 

During World War II, Sandifer worked as a neurologist in Sector 5 of the Emergency Hospital Service. He later became a neuropsychiatrist at the rank of Wing Commander in the Royal Air Force. He continued to work for the RAF until 1951. Sandifer therefore will have known John Cleese’s friend Giggler Robin Skynner, also a psychiatrist who served in the RAF at that time. Skynner’s wife, psychiatrist Prue, was a Giggler of such repute that St George’s Hospital named their family therapy wing after her. 

In 1946, Sandifer became Assistant Physician at the Maida Vale Hospital for Nervous Diseases and the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital. In 1948, Sandifer became a neurologist at Mount Vernon Hospital and Radium Institute. From 1948 until 1953 Paul Sandifer served as neurologist to the Oxford Regional Hospital Board. The Oxford RHB was run by Richard Crossman’s mates – Crossman was an Oxford don and an Oxford Councillor in the 1930s years before he became an MP-  which was just as well, because hidden down the road from the Dreaming Spires were some shameful things, including the NAME  Hospital.

Rosemary Rue was a Lady Doctor with a physical disability who was openly discriminated against to such an extent by her colleagues that she found herself unemployable as a Top doc at one point and worked as a schoolteacher. Rosemary’s fortunes took a remarkable turn for the better after she bagged a job as a minion to the Top Doc running NAME, near Oxford. Such horrors were being concealed there in the face of Richard Crossman’s DHSS publicising the Marvellous Work of Rosemary’s boss, that Rosemary herself began bagging very senior jobs in NHS governance. It helped that when Rosemary was working at NAME, she was an Unmarried Mother in a relationship with a Darkie Doctor, who was punched in the face by one of their senior Top Doc colleagues who was outraged that the Darkie was shagging a White Bird, the sky was the limit for Rosemary after that. Rosemary became a Role Model for Nice Lady Doctors and ended her career as a Dame and the only Lady Doctor to be appointed by Ken Clarke as a regional NHS manager in Ken’s NHS Shake-Up. Very wisely, Rosemary and the Govt ensured that as Rosemary climbed higher and higher, Oxfordshire remained within her domain. See eg. ‘Uncle Harry’s Friends…’

Gwynne’s mate who was the senior Top Doc administrator in Oxfordshire – NAME??

In 1953, Sandifer established the Department of Neurology at Great Ormond Street Hospital, becoming one of the first official paediatric neurologists in the UK. Sandifer syndrome was named in Paul’s honour by his former student, Marcel Kinsbourne. MARCEL

In 1939 Paul Sandifer married Sheila Anderson, an anaesthetist at Great Ormond Street Hospital. They were not blessed with children.

Paul Sandifer died on 29 Dec 1964, at a time when a number of Insider witnesses to the Giggles of Profumo and the Gay Spies in the Admiralty Scandals of the previous years dropped. Churchill’s daughter Diana committed suicide on 20 Oct 1963. Diana had been married to Duncan Sandys who outlived her by decades. Sandys was a Giggler of the highest order who as MP for the Streatham area got the party going in that part of London to such an extent that William Shelton, Madam Cyn, Bodger, Ollie et al were able to build on Sandys’ solid foundations, Sandys also being a business partner of Edward du Cann, Tiny Rowland et al. See post ‘Under Suspicion’). See the source imageSee the source imageLord Bill Astor died from a heart attack in the Bahamas on 4 March 1966 and Dorothy Macmillan died from a heart attack on 21 May 1966.

 

Douglas McAlpine served as a Brigadier in the Royal Army Medical Corps as an adviser in neurology to the South East Asia Command during WW II. In 1953, McAlpine was the leading light in the formation of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Great Britain. His book Multiple Sclerosis (1955) was recognised as the authoritative study of the disorder and was revised and updated in subsequent editions. After retiring from the NHS McAlpine worked for the World Health Organization on demyelinating disorders.

Gwynne’s mate Douglas McAlpine was the Authority On MS and to a substantial extent still is. MS is still considered one of the Illnesses That Needs To Be Beaten and Top Docs are Working Hard to do so. As with Cancer, one can only wonder whether a little more progress would have been made if a Giggling mate of Gwynne’s circle of cheats, liars, criminals and fraudsters had not been bed blocking the MS field of research and treatment for so many years.

Douglas McAlpine married Elizabeth Meg Sidebottom (d. 1941) in 1917. The marriage produced two children:

  • Robert Douglas Christopher McAlpine (born 14 June 1919, d.2008), a diplomat and Managing Director of Baring Brothers, 1969-79. This Robert McAlpine was something to do with the Lord Alexander Baring who was at the centre of the bribery and corruption starring Gwynne’s mates Richard Crossman, Lord Denning and Sir Donald Acheson, as well as George Thomas’s mate Horace King, with regard to the developing of Hampshire during the 1960s, including the town of Basingstoke, Southampton School of Medicine and a number of NHS hospitals. Brenda’s close friend and racing manager Henry George Reginald Molyneux Herbert, 7th Earl of Carnarvon, or Porchey to Brenda, also played a crucial role. See ‘I Didn’t Know You Cared’.
  • Florence Mary Scott (born 24 August 1922).

Douglas McAlpine secondly married Diana Christina Dunscombe Plummer (d. 1981), daughter of Bertram Plummer, on 3 July 1945. The marriage produced one child:

  • Alastair Bertram McAlpine (born 23 Apr 1946).

 

Dafydd sat out the Profumo Affair Training at the Maudsley with the Gigglers running the big ring there, notably Dr Bob Hobson. See ‘The Mentor’. Dafydd made the contacts needed to vastly expand Giggles in north Wales and in 1964 was promoted to a Consultant’s post as Denbigh. Having now obtained his Diploma In Psychological Medicine and Trained with the best at the Maudsley. Dafydd thus knew how to do the Hands, just like Sir Martin Roth See the source image which is all that was needed. As well as the ability to say in a grave voice ‘Ewe do realise that ewe are suffering from manic depressive insanity?’ and when faced with gales of laughter from the Patient, to rediagnose Dementia Praecox a la Emil Kraepelin and Eugen Bleuler, but to record that on medical records and in the Court Report for Bangor Magistrates but not tell me, because had I heard that at the time I’d have laughed even more and done a Dafydd voice spouting bollocks once more.

The lethal sex offending fuckwits who staffed the C&A were Global Experts In A&E Medicine You Know – Zany Graham was always happy to tell people this – the C&A being located near Snowdonia and thus greatly experienced in Serious Injury. Well they should have been, the surgeons in north Wales had all the practice re orthopaedic and trauma surgery that surgeons could ever have needed to have become outstanding, but the evidence was everywhere that they were anything but.

Professor Robert Owen worked as an orthopaedic surgeon in north Wales during the 1970s before being appointed as Prof of Orthopaedic Surgery in Liverpool. Robert Owen was the Medical Ombudsman for Wales finally appointed by the Welsh Office to organise an investigation into my complaint after Clwyd and Gwynedd Health Authorities had finally stopped completely ignoring my complaints. Robert Owen’s skilful rigging culminated in the ‘investigation’ which was carried out by the Gang’s mates Robert Bluglass and Colin Berry in July 1989 that resulted in the Gang’s serious criminality being concealed and Bluglass offering them tea and sympathy for being Caring People pushed to their limits by my ‘harassment’.

Robert Owen grew up on a farm near Pwllheli and wanted to become a vet until a friend of his parents told him when he was at Pwllheli Grammar School that he should go to Guy’s to read medicine, which Owen did. For the rest of his career, Owen served the Gang. I suspect that, like Leo Abse’s family, Robert Owen’s family were already Of The Gang and a la the Abses, they wanted children who were docs, lawyers or politicians, because the Gang could really make use of them. The Gang liked bankers as well, which was another popular career option for able kids in north Wales of that time. Including one boy made big from Pwllheli:See the source image

Pwllheli produced many other valuable Gang members, including psychiatric social worker and subsequently Plaid MP, Hywel Williams. Hywel was born in Pwllheli in 1953 and received his education at Ysgol Troed yr Allt, Pwllheli Grammar School and then Ysgol Glan y Môr. Hywel studied Psychology at Cardiff University before qualifying as a social worker at UCNW in 1977/78. Hywel was a mental health social worker in the Dwyfor area (the part of Gwynedd that covers the Llyn Peninsula), served by Gwynne and Dafydd (as was the whole of north Wales), before joining the Centre for Social Work Practice at UCNW in 1985. Hywel was a project worker at the Centre, specialising in developing practice through the medium of Welsh, developing a host of short courses available in Welsh for the first time, as well as producing and editing numerous books and training packages with his colleagues, including the first ever social work vocabulary in Welsh. Hywel was appointed Head of the Centre in 1993.

In 1995, Hywel Williams left to work as a freelance lecturer, consultant and writer in the fields of social policy, social work and social care, working primarily through the medium of Welsh. For the next six years, he worked for a variety of universities and colleges in Wales and abroad, as well as working for public bodies, charities, private companies and local and central government, including spending time as an adviser to the House of Commons Welsh Affairs Committee. Hywel Williams has been a member of numerous professional bodies in relation to social work and training, and was also spokesman for the Child Poverty Action Group in Wales. Thanks to Hywel, victims of the Gang could be assaulted, raped, illegally imprisoned and die in Risley after being framed by Hywel’s colleagues in Welsh, English or bilingually. Although Gwynne and Dafydd provided these services through the medium of Welsh as well as English, Peter Morrison, Lord Snowdon and Thomas Tyrell-Kenyon only utilised the services in English. In 2001 Hywel was elected as the Plaid MP for Caernarfon.

In 1984, Glanville Owen was appointed Lucille Hughes’s Deputy Director of Social Services for Gwynedd with responsibility for children’s homes; Glanville grew up and went to school in Pwllheli, although he graduated from Liverpool University, is also an alumnus of Nottingham University and was working for the NCH in the Manchester area before Glanville was appointed Lucille’s Deputy, after completing a management course at Birmingham University to prepare him for his new role facilitating a gang of old paedophiles at a Senior Level.See the source image

Wales was famous for exporting teachers and preachers across the world, but by the 1960s, the Gang needed grander people than poorly paid teachers and Ministers. In times of Serious Crisis in Modernity, the Gang needed Hands. See the source imageImage result for terry hands images

Because most Top Docs choose to read medicine as teenagers, numerous medical careers are the result of suggestions (or great pressure) from family and family friends, which is why there are so many uninterested and jaded docs. By the time that they have qualified, many Top Docs realise that this is not the career for them, but it’s a five year degree and the pressure is on from all sides to stay as a Doc, particularly if it was the ambition of the Doc’s family. St George’s was full of already disillusioned med students from South Asian families who’s parents had told them to do medicine and loyalty prevented the students/junior docs from giving it up. Academic schools also produced many unwilling med students once medicine increased in academic status in the 1970s and 80s, and Jewish families were keen for the kids to become Docs as well.

Docs who have been unwillingly pressed into medicine by enthusiastic but non-criminal families have a difficult time, but the swelling of the numbers of medical students during the 20th c by children from families Of The Gang was disastrous. The general public never suspects a Doc of serious crime; the most appalling vista held by the general public is that there are bad eggs in medicine who for some puzzling reason are not removed. A cartel of criminal Docs on a scale so substantial that it has caused the serious intractable problems that has dogged the NHS since its creation? No-one outside biomedical sciences would ever imagine the prevailing situation.See the source image

Robert Owen remained a ‘Guy’s man’ for his entire career after Qualifying there and was part of the network of other Guy’s men, including William aka Bill Trethowan, who’s family virtually ran Guy’s. Trethowan’s dad was an orthopaedic surgeon at Guy’s who I presume taught Robert Owen. Bill Trethowan Trained at Guy’s at the same time as his mum, who thought that studying medicine alongside her son would be an interesting way to pass a few years. Bill Trethowan became a big figure in psychiatry on an international scale. For years Trethowan led psychiatry at Birmingham School of Medicine until in DATE Trethowan handed over the reins to the Bright Young Whippersnapper whom he had been mentoring for years, Robert Bluglass, Trethowan taking up a post as TITLE. Trethowan was one of Sir Clough’s network of old boys from Oundle.

Trethowan held nearly every Important Role in the British Medical Establishment that there was to hold and was Chair of the GMC fitness to practice committee that in the mid-1970s allowed Belfast-based psychiatrist Dr Morris Fraser to continue practising after he had been convicted of sexually assaulting a child. Fraser was an active paedophile who had been involved in Treating children at Kincora and was the centre of flattering media profiles during the 1970s re his Fantastic Work for the Children Of The Troubles. Morris Fraser subsequently moved to mainland Britain and worked at UCL and Springfield Hospital, the mental health unit attached to St George’s. Morris Fraser then established a charidee in Cornwall, the Azimuth Trust, providing sailing adventures for adolescents.

In early 2016, when it began to be known that I was preparing to begin this blog, there was a flurry of media interest in the Shocking Story Of How Morris Fraser Paedophile Top Doc’s Molesting Was Covered Up. Here’s just one of the reports (BBC, 31 March 2016):

Dr Morris Fraser: Paedophile psychiatrist worked with children after abuse conviction, study finds.

Royal Victoria Hospital Dr Morris Fraser was the senior psychiatric registrar at the Royal Victoria Hospital’s child guidance clinic

A new study has found that a doctor in Belfast was able to continue working with children after he had been convicted for child abuse in the 1970s. Dr Morris Fraser was the senior psychiatric registrar at the Royal Victoria Hospital’s child guidance clinic in Belfast. He also wrote the book ‘Children in Conflict’, about how the Troubles in Northern Ireland affected children. The study into Fraser’s activities was produced by academic Dr Niall Meehan.

It highlights a catalogue of failures by the authorities that enabled Fraser to remain on the medical register despite being convicted twice – in 1972 in London and in 1974 in New York – for child abuse. As a result, Fraser continued to have access to vulnerable children and to sexually abuse them for a period of about 20 years.

Dr Meehan said the General Medical Council, London’s Metropolitan Police and the Royal Ulster Constabulary did not tell the Royal Victoria Hospital that Fraser had been convicted of child abuse. He added that Fraser’s victims required justice, and the onus is now on the independent inquiry into child sexual abuse in England and Wales to investigate how the authorities’ dealt with Fraser.

There are serious concerns over how the authorities dealt with Fraser, Dr Meehan said. “The Goddard inquiry, which is looking into child abuse in Britain, must look at the interaction between abuse in Northern Ireland and abuse in Britain,” he said. “The police should have told the hospital when they detected Fraser’s abuse in 1971,” he said. “It must be surely assumed that Fraser was allowed to continue his work in return for providing some form of services to the authorities. These are very serious concerns – the point is the authorities must answer for this.” It is understood a Freedom of Information request regarding Fraser was turned down in 2015 for reasons of national security. Dr Meehan said that fuelled the suspicion that “he was working for the authorities in some way. People talk about these matters being in the past but the victims of this abuse are alive – these are matters of the present,” he added. “Children were abused while the authorities knew that they were being abused.”

Richard Kerr, who now lives in Texas, was one of Fraser’s victims. He was about 12 years old when he was first taken to the psychiatrist’s clinic at the Royal Victoria Hospital along with his sister. On his second visit, he was alone. “He asked me to stand up and take my shorts down,” Mr Kerr said. “For some reason, within a minute, he had some sort of Polaroid camera. He started taking shots. “He said not to worry – he’s a doctor. But I felt embarrassed.” Two years later, Richard was sent to Kincora boys’ home, the centre of an abuse scandal between the late 1950s and early 1980s. Richard, who was abused at the home, felt increasingly isolated and vulnerable. He said those in positions of power exploited vulnerable children. “The only people I knew were my abusers and the only thing I had to do was to try and please them, because I had no one else to turn to,” he said. “They used me to go out to other locations and be with different men. Back then, no one believed me. I didn’t think anyone would believe me. They use your troubled past against you.”

A few quick comments. Dr Meehan knows as well as I do that the Morris Fraser story was the tip of the huge iceberg and the cover-up re Fraser involved the entire medico-legal establishment, as well as all HE establishments in N Ireland and most on mainland Britain. Those working with Fraser didn’t need to be told of his conviction, he was allowed to continue working because he knew of Bigger Names than him. That is also the reason why Fraser was back in the media in 2016 when people knew that I was about to go into action. Fraser the Scapegoat for two far more serious offenders. The Royal Lobotomist and his assistant/successor:Dr Dafydd Alun Jones

Niall Meehan will have known at least some of the story for years so one wonders why he remained so quiet. Here’s the biggest problem Niall:I’ve got 10,000 documents that could have put Morris’s protectors in prison decades ago Niall but no-one’s ever shown any interest. Including you!

Can I reassure any targets of Morris Fraser that one didn’t need to have a ‘troubled past’ for it to be used against one? They literally chose kids and young people whom they liked the look of and certainly by the 1980s they were so used to doing whatever they pleased that they just made up a Troubled Past involving any old bollocks. I’ve read plenty about my own Troubled Past that ranges from defamatory to offensive to just plain laughable. My fictional Troubled Past still remains detailed on my 18 files of records, that’s how Troubled my Past is. My younger years weren’t easy but that was because a gang of state-backed Villains In High Places targeted me when my grandpa dared challenge them. The biggest laugh about my records is that the things that did cause problems for me aren’t mentioned on there. Not that I want them to be, why would I want that gang of fools even considering what was important to me when I was younger?

At Morris Fraser’s GMC hearing, the MDU barrister was Paddy Mayhew, who served as the Tory MP for Tunbridge Wells, 28 February 1974-2 May 1997, was Thatch’s Solicitor General, 13 June 1983-13 June 1987, Attorney General for England and Wales and for N Ireland, 13 June 1987-10 April 1992 and authorised all those prosecutions of me in the High Court during 1990 and 91 on the basis of Top Docs’ perjury, most of them when I was working at St George’s or as a patient in Springfield.  After Paddy’s stint as AG, John Major appointed Paddy as N Ireland Secretary, 10 April 1992-2 May 1997. Days after Paddy became N Ireland Secretary, the Brighton firebomb killed five witnesses to the North Wales Child Abuse Scandal (see ‘The Silence Of The Welsh Lambs’). Paddy took up his seat in the Lords on 12 June 1997. The old bastard died on 25 June 2016, as I began appearing on internet fora discussing abuse and neglect in the NHS, just before I began this blog. In 2019 Paddy’s son Jerome was elected to Parliament as a Tory MP…

Paddy Mayhew was one of only five Ministers (Tony Newton, Kenneth Clarke, Malcolm Rifkind and Lynda Chalker are the others) to serve throughout the whole 18 years of the Govts of Thatch and John Major. This represents the longest uninterrupted Ministerial service in Britain since Lord Palmerston in the early 19th century. Which makes them See the source image

Paddy was of Middle Temple a la Pedr Paedophilia, Ronnie Waterhouse, Geoffrey Howe, Patrick Jenkin, Greville Janner and Mrs Mills, who, as DPP, 1992–1998, didn’t mount any prosecutions as a result of the North Wales Police investigation into an alleged VIP paedophile ring in north Wales/Cheshire which ran from 1990 until Sept 1992, although over 100 complaints were made and the CPS sent a file to the DPP.

Those to whom we waved goodbye during the NWP investigation that found no evidence of any paedophile ring included Olwen Carey Jones (died 2 March 1990), Sir John Stradling Thomas (died 29 March 1991) and Jimmie McAlpine (died 6 Nov 1991). All Gigglers. Sir John, who had served as a Welsh Office Minister under Old Nick, alongside Wyn Roberts and Keith Best, died at his Dolphin Square flat hours before he was due to deliver a speech on allegations that VIPs/politicians had been abusing children. See ‘The Grotesque Chaos Of Barcelona’. Jimmie McAlpine, the Chairman of the family construction business, lived in Denbighshire and was President of Wrexham Golf Club, whose members – including senior North Wales policeman Gordon Anglesea – were abusing kids in care. The boys from Bryn Estyn were forced to work as caddies for members of Wrexham Golf Club. Jimmie died in hospital in Wrexham.

Jimmie was the cousin of Robert Alistair McAlpine, Baron McAlpine of West Green aka Alistair McAlpine, Thatch’s mate and Tory Party Treasurer throughout the years of Thatch as PM, who raised enormous sums for the Tory Party.See the source image

Other Guy’s men included Dafydd’s old pal Jim Watson the Sex Therapist who Trained at the Maudsley, worked as a Sex Therapist at St George’s before moving on to work as a Sex Therapist at Guy’s and Tommy’s. Jim’s wife was also a Sex Therapist and they worked together. Jim and his wife didn’t just provide Sex Therapy themselves, they Trained other Sex Therapists.

Top Doc Gerard Vaughan, after Training at Guy’s and the Maudsley, was from 1958 until 1979 Consultant in charge of the Pioneering Model Of Excellence that was the Bloomfield Clinic at Guy’s Hospital, the children’s psychiatry clinic. As befits a Caring Top Doc who Helped Troubled Children, Vaughan was not only a Freemason and a mate of Gwynne and Dafydd’s, but was the hard right Tory MP for Reading, (and then Reading South and Reading East), 1970-97 and one of the few Tory MPs who did try to privatise the NHS.

During Grocer Heath’s Govt, Vaughan was PPS to Francis Pym, the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, 2 December 1973-4 March 1974. Pym the Tory Wet who, with Posh Ian Gilmour, was always thought to be a little more principled than the Thuggish element of the Tory Party. Sadly they weren’t… 

Look at the positions held, with the dates; Pym could not have been principled, by definition:

The Lord Pym
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Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
In office
6 April 1982 – 11 June 1983
Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
Preceded by The Lord Carrington
Succeeded by Geoffrey Howe
Lord President of the Council
In office
14 September 1981 – 5 April 1982
Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
Preceded by The Lord Soames
Succeeded by John Biffen
Leader of the House of Commons
In office
5 January 1981 – 5 April 1982
Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
Preceded by Norman St John-Stevas
Succeeded by John Biffen
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
In office
5 January 1981 – 14 September 1981
Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
Preceded by Norman St John-Stevas
Succeeded by The Baroness Young
Paymaster General
In office
5 January 1981 – 14 September 1981
Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
Preceded by Angus Maude
Succeeded by Cecil Parkinson
Secretary of State for Defence
In office
4 May 1979 – 5 January 1981
Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
Preceded by Fred Mulley
Succeeded by John Nott
Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
In office
2 December 1973 – 4 March 1974
Prime Minister Edward Heath
Preceded by Willie Whitelaw
Succeeded by Merlyn Rees
In office
19 June 1970 – 2 December 1973
Prime Minister Edward Heath
Preceded by Bob Mellish
Succeeded by Humphrey Atkins

Shadow Cabinet positions
Shadow Foreign Secretary
In office
6 November 1978 – 4 May 1979
Leader Margaret Thatcher
Preceded by John Davies
Succeeded by Peter Shore
Shadow Leader of the House of Commons
In office
19 November 1976 – 6 November 1978
Leader Margaret Thatcher
Preceded by John Peyton
Succeeded by Norman St John-Stevas
Shadow Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food
In office
4 March 1974 – 19 November 1976
Leader
Preceded by Norman Buchan
Succeeded by Michael Jopling
Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
In office
4 March 1974 – 29 October 1974
Leader Edward Heath
Preceded by Merlyn Rees
Succeeded by Ian Gilmour
Member of the House of Lords
Lord Temporal
In office
9 October 1987 – 7 March 2008
Life peerage
Member of Parliament
for South East Cambridgeshire (n.b.)
In office
16 March 1961 – 11 June 1987
Preceded by Gerald Howard
Succeeded by Jim Pa