Today is Carwyn’s last day as Wales’s FM, as BBC News Wales Online is currently reminding us.
So here’s a post to pay tribute to Carwyn, FM of Wales, 2009-18 and welcome his successor who takes office as FM tomorrow, Mark Drakeford.
Carwyn’s time as FM saw many high points, but his finest hour was of course the suicide of Carl Sargeant, the Labour AM for Alyn and Deeside and Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children in Nov 2017. Carl hung himself after being suspended from the Welsh Labour Party and his job by Carwyn in the wake of allegations of sexual misconduct, the details of which Carl was never given.
The allegations were traced to some Welsh Labour wimmin spin doctors, at least one of whom has been responsible for concealing the barrel of shit that is the sex abuse gang who have run the NHS and social services in Wales for many years. Even after all these months, no-one is sure who alleged what against Carl and how much evidence there was for the allegations. Carl remains dead and his son Jack has succeeded Carl’s seat in the Senedd.
Until Carl hung himself, no-one imagined that Carwyn’s tenure could have been blighted with anything worse than the 2013 Tawel Fan Scandal, the biggest scandal involving the abuse of mental health patients that the UK has ever experienced. Tawel Fan was a truly dreadful EMI ward in the deeply troubled Ablett Unit at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd. Before Tawel Fan broke, the Ablett Unit had already distinguished itself by employing a healthcare assistant who sexually abused a female patient and in his defence stated that she was a ‘time waster’ who ‘wasn’t really ill’, being someone with a ‘personality disorder’. A female patient from the Ablett Unit was murdered by another Ablett patient whom she had met in the Ablett and begun a relationship with; no member of Ablett staff had told her that he had a history of extreme violence towards his female partners. Then a Bulgarian man who was completely psychotic was discharged from the Ablett Unit, homeless and with no aftercare, only to travel to Tenerife and chop the head off of an English tourist. While in the Ablett Unit the Angels had documented that their patient was ‘talking gibberish’ ie. Bulgarian and a Top Doctor had stated that he was feigning mental illness in order to use the hospital to secure accommodation, being homeless, so they kicked him out.
Throughout these events, serious complaints made by other patients about the appalling care and conditions at the Ablett were ignored; at least one of those complaints involved one of the Top Doctors responsible for the care of the Bulgarian decapitator. Top Doctors at the Ablett Unit were used as second opinions by their mates from the Hergest Unit at Ysbyty Gwynedd, when patients at the Hergest had been neglected and abused so badly that they asked to be transferred to another Top Doctor. The second opinions from the Ablett inevitably backed up their mates from the Hergest. Meanwhile, patients at the Hergest were violently assaulted and found dead, including on the ward.
Then came Tawel Fan. After numerous complaints from patients’ relatives were ignored, an Angel raised concerns when she saw one of her male Angel colleagues kicking a patient. She was ignored. So this Angel made an undercover recording of patients crawling around on floors covered with urine and faeces, while her charming colleagues swore at them and chatted about their sex lives. One patient had an untreated broken arm. The Angel gave the undercover film to the relative of a patient who’s complaints had been repeatedly ignored. They took it to the press and the scandal erupted. The Angel was sacked and later struck off by the NMC. Tawel Fan was shut down and the police were called in to investigate. A number of patients were in such poor condition that they died soon after the ward was closed. No Angels were charged or disciplined and a group of them gave an interview to ‘The Daily Post’ stating that the care in Tawel Fan was ‘excellent’ and that the relatives who complained were ‘trouble makers’.
Relatives of the Tawel Fan patients spoke of being treated with rudeness and disrespect by both Carwyn and the Health Minister at the time, Mark Drakeford.
While patients continued to die in the Hergest Unit, there were deaths of patients in another other psych unit in north Wales, the Heddfan Unit at Wrexham Maelor Hospital, including that of one patient, a policeman, who managed to hang himself on the ward.
Some months after the Tawel Fan Scandal, the Bryn Hesketh Scandal hit the media after elderly patients were abused at the Bryn Hesketh Unit in Colwyn Bay. Some of the staff involved were those who had abused patients in Tawel Fan. Once more, no charges were brought and no staff faced disciplinary action.
Psych patients were not the only people in north Wales to suffer. The maternity service at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd was so dangerous and so many babies died that an outside ‘hit squad’ was called in and stated that the problems were so great that their first task would be ‘establishing normality’. No staff were disciplined, despite an admission that one Top Doctor was such an abusive bully that he was a danger to patients.
Then there was the outbreak of C. difficile in the hospitals in north Wales; the bogs on the wards which were overflowing with turds, urine and blood and left in that state for weeks; the cases of food poisoning suffered by patients which were not even documented; the police investigation into fraud and embezzlement by the managers of Ysbty Glan Clwyd…
There was much more as well, but there is not the scope in this tribute to detail it all.
Some of these events took place when Professor Merfyn Jones was Chairman of the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board. Merfyn’s wiki entry currently states that he was appointed Chairman in 2013; that is wrong, he was appointed in 2011. Merfyn had previously served as a Board member and was horrified at the problems which were simply being ignored or concealed. So when Merfyn became Chairman of the Betsi, he tried to address those problems, which included mounting a prosecution against an Angel who impersonated a police officer and threw an old lady in her 80s across the ward, injuring her. This Angel had some years previously unlawfully refused to treat a patient and threatened her with physical violence, but no action was taken against him. The Top Docs, managers and Angels were so outraged at Merfyn responding to patient complaints and launching investigations into staff misconduct that they organised across the Health Board, conspired to withold information from the Board and allowed patients to die, to force Merfyn’s resignation in 2013 under a huge cloud and ensure that he did not return to public life.
The person who wrote one of the critical ‘independent’ reports about Merfyn was Dr Peter Higson, who was then appointed as Chairman of the Betsi himself. During Higson’s time as Chairman, the suicide and mortality rates rose even higher, litigation against the Health Board soared and a recruitment crisis occurred because staff simply wouldn’t take jobs in the NHS in north Wales.
Meanwhile in other regions of Wales, NHS staff with criminal convictions were employed, patients died of neglect in hospitals and while waiting for ambulances to arrive, ambulances which sometimes didn’t ever arrive even after the patient had died. A healthcare assistant was jailed for the rape of a disabled woman after complaints about him sexually abusing patients were ignored; one of his parents was a senior manager of the NHS Health Board which had employed him.
While Carwyn has been FM there has been scandal after scandal of residents in care homes being abused or neglected, sometimes resulting in their deaths. The case of one chain of care homes owned by a Top Doctor in south Wales was used as an example in a healthcare conference in England of extreme elder abuse which had been known about and ignored for years.
Disabled residents in receipt of community care in Wales often found that the carer who was given an hour in which to get them out of bed, washed, dressed and given breakfast simply didn’t turn up, so they remained in bed until the lunch-time carer turned up or, because they sometimes didn’t turn up either, the disabled person stayed in bed until the evening carer arrived to put them to bed.
The health and social care system is not the only part of Wales’s infrastructure which has thrived under Carwyn. There has been a constant problem with endemic police corruption. It is bad in south Wales but even worse in north Wales. On Carwyn’s watch, two police officers in north Wales were charged with assault and conspiring to pervert the course of justice. They were cleared. One of them had previously worked as a healthcare assistant on the psych wards in Ysbyty Gwynedd. The North Wales Police consistently refused to investigate complaints made by psych patients of staff abusing them.
Policing is not a devolved responsibility, so Carwyn does not have domain over the police. However, a few weeks ago, the former Chief Constable of North Wales was appointed as the new Chairman of the Betsi Board and the NHS is a devolved responsibility.
Throughout Carwyn’s time as FM, there have been scandals involving local authority corruption across north Wales. Dear old Anglesey County Council leads the field in this regard, one of the Councillors went to prison while Carwyn was FM; I think it was the same Councillor who went to prison years ago, before Carwyn was FM.
Wales’s universities have excelled under Carwyn’s leadership too. As well as the rampant grade inflation and plagiarism which is de rigueur in HE post-Blair, Swansea University has been beset by scandal after scandal and in the last couple of weeks the VC has been suspended. There have also been public scandals at senior management level at Aberystwyth University, Glyndwr University and Cardiff Met University.
Wales’s schools are not what they should be. Pupils from professional families often perform very well and achieve impressively in the state schools and it is pupils like this to which Wales always points as evidence of how excellent and equitable its schools are. Yet pupils in the same schools from more disadvantaged backgrounds often have dreadful experiences and outcomes, which are ignored. SEN pupils fare so badly that huge numbers of parents scrimp and save to pay for private provision. When I attended The Night With A Thousand Stars some eight years ago in Llandudno at which Carwyn was the keynote speaker, in his speech Carwyn expressed his deep concern at the standards in Welsh schools.
My mates always laugh at me because I do try to be fair to people, even those who have mistreated me or taken me for a ride. I continue to do my best to be even-handed because I have spent my whole life watching people lie, deceive and shoulder the blame for their own wrongdoing onto other less guilty or entirely innocent people and it is in those circumstances that serious endemic corruption thrives. So I’m going to be fair to Carwyn as well.
Carwyn knew just how bloody terrible things were in the troubled little nation of which he became FM in 2009, because he was Counsel General for Wales, 2007-09, when the most dreadful things were happening in the NHS, Social Services and elsewhere. Carwyn knew that he had a Senedd full of former social workers and County Councillors who had been complicit with the most appalling corruption and criminality and it was from that collection of deadbeats that he had to appoint his Cabinet.
After Carwyn became FM, he was told that I had been threatened by a policeman with a gun and was living in terror after I had called in lawyers in an attempt to deal with the harassment and threats to which people in the NHS, Social Services and County Councils in north Wales were subjecting me. Soon after this, Carwyn appointed Theo Huckle QC as Counsel General for Wales, knowing that my lawyer would be making a claim against the NHS for damages. See post ‘Theo Huckle QC’. Theo was given copies of the 10,000 documents that I now have in my possession detailing serious organised crime in every agency with which I had contact, going back as far as 1984. The NW Wales NHS Trust admitted ‘serious failures’ and ‘complete failure to provide care’. Theo asked my lawyers if I would agree to see Dr Adrianne Reveley for an independent assessment. I have now found out that Reveley was yet another dishonest Top Doctor who knew the people that my lawyer was making representation against (see post ‘Dr Adrianne Reveley – A Loving Tribute’).
After seeing Reveley, I was violently attacked by the daughter of a local barrister in public and when I went to the police to report the assault – I had been injured and was bleeding – I was sectioned and detained in Wrexham Maelor Hospital. My injuries were not documented or treated. I had been in Wrexham Maelor for 24 hours or so when the ward manager told me that the documentation completed by the Top Doctor et al at Aberystwyth Police Station who sectioned me (see previous posts) had not been signed and I had therefore been detained unlawfully, so I was free to leave. So I did.
Wrexham Maelor then reported me missing to the the police, placed notices in the local papers, launched a man hunt and I was sectioned again on the basis of the lies of a social worker in Scotland, where I was on holiday. I ended up sectioned on various psych wards for the best part of a year, during which time I was assaulted by Angels and witnessed the law broken repeatedly. During that time, I received a letter telling me that the Welsh Gov’t legal service denied all allegations of medical negligence. I then received a letter from my lawyers, Walker Smith Way of Chester and Wrexham, telling me that the lawyer who had been handling my case had left the practice and that if I wanted them to continue with my case, would I please pay the £10,000 which they claimed that I owed them that they had never mentioned to me before. If I chose to drop my case Walker Smith Way would forget about the money. Should I wish to take up my case with another lawyer and have the documentation transferred, Walker Smith Way would want their £10k. I sent Walker Smith Way an e mail telling them that I was now homeless and jobless, detained in a psych hospital, I did not have £10k to give them and obviously I could not continue with my case. Walker Smith Way e mailed me back thanking me for paying the £10k. I heard no more. Walker Smith Way have now been taken over by Slater Gordon. I have recently been told that Rachel Vasmer, the lawyer who walked away after guns were waved at me as well as at a man who made a witness statement, is now employed as a Tribunal judge in Shropshire.
It’s called serious organised crime and it all stems from the Westminster Paedophile Ring, which had its basis in north Wales during the 1970s, 80s and 90s and was facilitated principally by the NHS, the Social Services, the North Wales Police and the legal profession. The people responsible are still running the public services in north Wales. One of those people was Peter Higson.
I don’t blame Carwyn for all of this, he inherited a huge problem. He just completely failed to address any part of it, but that was probably because he didn’t want to be found dead. Carwyn is actually far too young to be held substantially responsible for the atrocious mess, no matter how little he has done to resolve it.
There are two people however who entered Welsh politics so long ago that they can be held responsible for what happened and continues to happen, indeed they were friends with those who ran the Westminster Paedophile Ring:
The Lord Kinnock
Rhodri’s wife Julie is the Labour AM for Cardiff North, a former social worker and County Councillor who is a good friend of the Windbags. See post ‘The Paedophiles’ Friends Of Cardiff North’.
The Windbag’s wife’s parents were Anglesey Councillors.
Rhodri and Julie are good friends with Jane Hutt, the Labour AM for the Vale of Glamorgan. Jane is a former social worker and County Councillor.
The Baroness of Ely, the Labour AM for Mid and West Wales, is a good friend of the Windbags.
The Baroness’s dad was a social worker, clergyman and a County Councillor of the same generation as the Windbags. The Rev Bob entered local politics at the suggestion of one of his churchwardens, who was Chairman of the Cardiff West Constituency Labour Party. The constituency Labour MP was at the time George Thomas, the child molester. The Windbag, his wife his wife’s parents and the churchwarden of the Rev Bob’s church were among the many people who concealed the sex offending of George Thomas.
Wales’s Health Ministers during Carwyn’s time as FM were Edwina Hart, Labour AM for the Gower, Lesley Griffiths, Labour AM for Wrexham and Mark Drakeford, Labour AM for Cardiff West. Edwina was appointed as Health Minister by Rhodri, but remained in post for a while after Carwyn succeeded Rhodri as FM. Edwina received sufficient evidence from me to have had a number of senior managers and NHS staff in north Wales arrested and charged. Edwina did correspond with me and I believed that she was trying to deal with some very difficult matters. What I didn’t realise was that when those we know and love failed to stop their criminal activities, Edwina then did a back room deal and colluded with them because she was running for FM herself and didn’t want the barrel of crap exploding on her watch. Edwina and her husband had both previously served as Chairs of TUC Wales, in which capacity they had concealed criminality in the health and welfare services. Edwina was appointed Minister for Business after her stint as Minister for Health and Social Services and while in that role she gave out a business support grant to a man on Anglesey in return for him having sex with her. Edwina was a Director of Chwarae Teg, a Wimmin’s ‘economic development’ charidee which was founded by Jane Hutt.
Lesley Griffiths is a former County Councillor who worked as a medical secretary in Wrexham Maelor for 20 years (see post ‘History Repeats Itself, First As Tragedy, Second As Farce’).
Mark Drakeford is a former social worker and County Councillor, who’s adult son is currently serving an eight year prison sentence for rape. Mark Drakeford is a feminist and has already announced that he will have a 50:50 gender balanced Cabinet.
Jane Hutt, Labour AM for the Vale of Glamorgan, served as Health Minister while Rhodri was FM.
BBC News Wales Online reported the tributes paid to Carwyn by Wales’s other esteemed AMs. Huw Irranca-Davies, the Labour AM for Ogmore, was reported as saying of Carwyn’s legacy that it was “A more muscular government, a more outspoken government. If you look at the major reforms around curriculum development in Wales, so we not only have the highest standards of education attainment but well rounded individuals who come out of our education system, if you look at reforms in health and social care even in challenging times we are leading the UK in trying to develop a system that is seamless health and social care.”
Huw Irranca-Davies also believes that he is Wales’s ‘sexiest man’. Or it might be ‘sexiest politician’. Er, is there much competition Huw??
When Huw was a boy, he campaigned for his step-uncle, Ifor Davies, the Labour MP for the Gower. Uncle Ifor was Deputy to Cledwyn Hughes when Lord Cledwyn was Secretary of State for Wales in Harold Wilson’s Gov’t. Lord Cledwyn concealed the child molesting of George Thomas who was a Minister in the Welsh Office along with Uncle Ifor. Lord Cledwyn was the MP for Anglesey and a friend of the Windbags.
In her tribute to Carwyn’s legacy, Jane Hutt stated that the referendum giving the Assembly more law making powers was a “major achievement”, “because it led to us being able to take through pioneering legislation like the organ donation human transplantation act”. In the way that Wales was proud of being the first country in the world to appoint a Children’s Commissioner after the massive cover-up into the North Wales Child Abuse Scandal which was the Waterhouse Inquiry, Wales now cannot stop patting itself on the back for being the first nation in the UK to pass legislation stating that everyone is considered to have given permission for their organs to be donated unless they have specifically opted-out. So if you live in Wales, your body belongs to the state. There was no discussion of the citizenship implications of this legislation, just a lot of lies and made-up statistics regarding how many lives it would save. The legislation was forced through by Health Minister Edwina Hart, who was ignoring the deaths of patients as a result of neglect and abuse in the NHS, as well as the threats being made to me and the unlawful denial of NHS treatment for me.
A recent letter published in ‘The Daily Post’ by Michael Joyce from Gwynedd – Mr Joyce is a concerned citizen who has been on the ball with regard to the NHS in Wales for some years now – made the point that stroke care in Wales is so bad that more patients in Wales die from stroke than in many other countries. Mr Joyce also observed that most organs for transplant in Wales come from stroke patients.
Michael Joyce is not on the Grassy Knoll, he is an intelligent man who reads all reports, inspections, reviews etc relating to the NHS and regularly writes to ‘The Daily Post’ commenting on the living nightmare that is the NHS in Wales. His observations are never remarked upon by anyone in the Senedd.
So tomorrow Mark Drakeford will succeed Carwyn as FM. The Mark who worked as a social worker for Dyfed Social Services when a paedophile ring operated within Dyfed Social Services, the Mark who worked as a social worker in Ely when there was abuse of young people in Ely, the Mark who was a probation officer when the Probation Service colluded with the abuse of children and vulnerable people. The Mark who was a good friend of Rhodri Morgan, was Morgan’s SPAD throughout Morgan’s entire time as FM, the Mark who then succeeded Rhodri’s seat – Cardiff West, the molester George Thomas’s old stomping ground – and was Health Minister when the conspiracy against Merfyn to precipitate patient deaths and blame Merfyn was hatched.
Things are now going to unravel in Wales at a rate of knots never seen before, but Mark and the Top Doctors will continue to tell the people of Wales that everything is excellent, that their own appalling experience of the NHS was just a matter of them ‘slipping through the net’ and that if there is a problem, it is the fault of Tory Cuts. People in Wales will obediently lobby for Increased Funding For The NHS and More Pay For Top Doctors. It is not the fault of the general public; they have no idea of how endemically corrupt the political and professional class in Wales is as well as in the wider UK and they have no idea that the en masse child abuse which is beginning to become very public was facilitated by Top Doctors and that virtually all of them were complicit. The Baroness of Ely is married to a Top Doctor. I know exactly what Mark and his mates did, because I lived through it and it was my friends who died.
The orchestra on the Titanic continued to play, even as the ship was sinking and they knew that most of the passengers were going to drown because there weren’t enough lifeboats. The lifeboats that were on the ship were prioritised for first class passengers.
Mark and his friends celebrated when he won the Welsh Labour leadership. The knees -up was probably at the St David’s Hotel in Cardiff Bay, the preferred hang out of politicians and celebs. It is very nice in the St David’s Hotel but so expensive that most people in Wales can’t afford to stay there, even for one night.
Lifeboat for Professor Drakeford please! And throw in an organic cucumber and mint tea followed by a kale and quinoa salad with an orange tahini dressing, before he has his lavender foot massage after his Mindfulness session please.
Meanwhile, back at HQ at Westminster, several prominent Welsh Labour politicians have urged Jezza to table a vote of no confidence in Theresa May’s Gov’t, follows the decision to defer a vote on Brexit on Monday. MPs Chris Bryant and Owen Smith are among the 40 signatories to the letter to Jezza, along with Lord Hain. However, the wider Labour Party rejected calls to table a vote of no confidence in Mrs May, with Labour officials arguing it had more chance of success when the Brexit deal came back before MPs.
The husband of the PM of Denmark has said that the UK Gov’t has ‘lost its authority’. Of which his father the Windbag showed so much while he led the Labour Party for all those years when Dafydd and the gang procured children for Thatcher’s friend and Minister Sir Peter Morrison and others to use for sex while the Windbag, his wife and his wife’s family and extended network all concealed what was going on. So worrying were the accounts of the abuse of children in one of the children’s homes run by Gwynedd County Council on Anglesey in the 1980s, that Ioan Bowen Rees, the Chief Exec of Gwynedd County Council, called in a team from another County Council’s Social Services to reassure everyone that all was well. Dyfed County Council’s Social Services to be precise, the employers of Mark Drakeford. Ioan Bowen Rees had previously been the County Secretary and Solicitor of Dyfed County Council. Prior to taking up the appointment in Dyfed, Ioan had been employed as a local authority solicitor in Cardiff. Dr Tony Francis, one of the Top Docs facilitating the abuse ring, knew the Windbag from their days as students in Cardiff.
Windbag Minor. He’s after your job Jezza. Because as any fule kno, He’s Worth It.
Because You’re Worth It
The Story Behind the Legendary Phrase
Because I’m Worth It. These four words are bound to the time of their creation and yet they have proven to be timeless. They have become what the brand stands for.
Written in 1973 when a social revolution and a new spirit of feminism was in full swing, it seems clear that the phrase could only have been written by a woman. Ilon Specht was a copywriter with McCann Erickson back in 1973. She was thought of as original, unconventional, creative and independent. Fortunately, she worked on the L’Oréal account! Specht was just 23 years old when she broke new ground with an ad that was strictly from a woman’s point of view. It famously ended with the signature phrase: Because I’m Worth It!
Almost the minute the ad hit, it became clear that the last line – those four words – had struck a chord. For the first time, the message was all about what the woman thought. It was about her self-confidence, her decision, her style.
Over time, “Because I’m Worth It” has become part of our social fabric. So much so that it was the subject of a 1999 New Yorker article entitled True Colors by Malcolm Gladwell. In it, Gladwell acknowledged: “…”Because I’m Worth It®” has entered the language…and taken on a meaning well outside the stated intention.”
Because I’m Worth It was on message in 1973, and today we know that an astonishing 80% of women recognize and respond to this positive phrase and powerful sentiment. And what makes it truly beautiful is that “Because I’m Worth It” is translated into action every day by L’Oréal Paris – in its philanthropy, its products, and its thoughtful celebration of women.
In 1973, Ioan Bowen Rees was appointed the County Secretary and Solicitor of the newly created Dyfed County Council.
I have received an e mail from Andy Wisheart, who is the son of James Wisheart, the Top Doctor who was one of those at the centre of the Bristol Children’s Heart Surgery Scandal. Andy is unhappy about my post ‘More Alan Bennett’ and maintains that it is unfair to his father, ‘possibly libellous’, but that James Wisheart is not going to sue me because he is now an elderly man. Andy Wisheart states that I have accused his father of being involved with the trafficking ring and makes the point that the Bristol Children’s Heart Surgery Scandal was far more complex than my post suggests and has asked me to read the Report of the Public Inquiry into the scandal.
I have e mailed Andy and told him that I have not at any point stated that his dad was involved with the trafficking ring. Some of James Wisheart’s colleagues were, but I have no idea whether James Wisheart knew that. James Wisheart was based in Bristol, which was where Dafydd’s colleague Dr D.G.E. Wood trained and Wood had friends and colleagues in Bristol who knew that Wood was facilitating a trafficking ring and colluded with him. James Wisheart will have known some of those people, but no, I have never accused Mr Wisheart of being part of the ring. Wood’s father was a Top Doctor in Bristol as well, but whether Mr Wisheart knew either of the Top Doctors Wood I have no idea.
I absolutely accept Andy’s point that the matter of the Bristol Children’s Heart Surgery Scandal was indeed complex; it was particularly complex because many other surgeons who were invited to comment upon or review the work of James Wisheart were challenged by other surgeons who claimed that their results and opinions were open to question as well. The Bristol Children’s Heart Surgery Scandal was rather like the Cleveland Child Abuse Scandal in that even after a costly Public Inquiry, it wasn’t entirely clear how much damage had been done and how many people were culpable. Andy’s e mail stated that I maintained that his dad operated beyond his level of competence; indeed I did state that, it was one of the few solid conclusions from the Public Inquiry. The Inquiry also concluded that more children in Bristol died as a result of being operated upon by Mr Wisheart than would have been expected.
I have explained to Andy that I did read the Report of the Inquiry. I intend to read it again, because since I blogged about Andy’s dad, I have gained a better idea of what to look for in the Reports of Inquiries into health and social care failures in order to try to work out what really went on.
I have told Andy that if he can detail anything on the blog about his father that is simply not true, I will be happy to edit it. One thing that I did not flag up sufficiently when I blogged about James Wisheart is that in the case of medical scandals, very often a Top Doctor is scapegoated and others equally culpable or even more culpable are not held to account.
After the Chamberlain-Pearce Scandal at St George’s in the mid-1990s (see previous posts), the entire blame for the research fraud was placed on Malcolm Pearce. Geoffrey Chamberlain gave evidence against Malcolm and told the GMC that the fraud was all Malcolm’s doing. It wasn’t, Chamberlain was definitely in on it as well, but Chamberlain was President of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and was mates with Sir George Pinker the Royal Gynaecologist as well as with Cilla, so no-one was going to suggest that Chamberlain too had made up a load of poppycock and published it. Although Chamberlain’s name was on the journal article…
Ooh, nearly forgot! Chamberlain was a mate of Professor Oliver Brooke the Prof of Paediatrics at St George’s who was a key figure in a pan-European trafficking ring and after Ollie went to prison, Chamberlain concealed the rest of the ring. Chamberlain also knew what had happened to me… Geoffrey Chamberlain knew where many more bodies were buried than Malcolm did.
If Andy Wisheart or indeed anyone else believes that James Wisheart was left to carry the can for other people’s failings, please do let me know and I will be happy to publish it. I am sure that Mr Wisheart did have a very bad time when he was the centre of the media coverage, but patients died and someone was responsible for that.
Merfyn Jones was blamed for patient deaths in north Wales after Top Doctors and others conspired to allow numerous patients to die while Merfyn was Chairman of the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board in order to force Merfyn out of public life after he had challenged Dafydd’s gang. See previous posts. Top Doctors and others who run gangs of paedophiles are not nice people and they will do pretty much anything to stop themselves from being exposed.
Recent posts eg. ‘Meet The Gwerin!’ and ‘The Wind Of No Change’ have discussed Alwyn Roberts, a former missionary who later worked as an academic at UCNW. It was Alwyn Roberts who, in his capacity as Vice-Principal of UCNW in 1984, prevented UCNW from being closed down by the UGC under Thatcher’s Gov’t by reminding them that UCNW was facilitating the trafficking ring that was procuring children for Thatch’s friends, Ministers and others and by reassuring the UGC that the small group of friends who had just graduated from Bangor and had raised concerns about the activities of Gwynne the lobotomist and Dr D.G.E. Wood in the Student Health Centre would all be screwed over so that there would be no credible witnesses with professional careers.
Hey Alwyn, you didn’t account for:
Alwyn et al only had this lot to help them:
The Rev Alwyn Roberts had served as a missionary and in 1960 he was appointed Principal of Pachhunga University College (PUC). PUC is a constituent college of Mizoram University, a central university established by an Act of Parliament of India. Founded in 1958 as Aijal College, it is the oldest and largest college in Mizoram, by enrolment and campus size.
After Indian independence in 1947, the Mizo people were governed under the Gov’t of Assam as Lushai Hills district. By the 1950s, many Mizo people finished secondary education with no further opportunities. PUC was established after J. Malsawma and H.K. Bawichhuaka set up what they called an “Organising Board” at the house of the “most prosperous Mizo businessman” or “the wealthiest man in Mizoram”, a Mr Pachhunga, in 1957. In April 1958, Lawrence Singh Ingty became Chairman of the Organising Board, with Bawichhuaka as the Secretary, Malsawma as the Joint Secretary, and Lalhmingthanga (Pachhunga’s son) as the Treasurer. Ingty inaugurated Aijal College on 15 August 1958 (Indian Independence Day) at Aijal Theatre Hall (now Vanapa Hall).
Ingty asked Brother Godfrey Danis, who at the time was Headmaster of St. Paul’s High School, to become a temporary Principal. The faculty were volunteers and originally comprised a team of Christian missionaries, including John Meirion Lloyd, Helen Lowry, Gwen ReesRoberts (Pi Tei) and Father O’Brien, along with educated natives such as Rita Neihpuii, Sangliana, and Malsawma. Classes officially started on 1 September 1958. Upon the request of the Organising Board, the Welsh Mission Board (Foreign Mission of the Presbyterian Church of Wales) appointed Rev. Alwyn Roberts as the first regular Principal in November 1960. In 1961, the College became Government aided and received affiliation from Gauhati University.
In 1962, the College was renamed Pachhunga Memorial College (PMC) after Mr. Pachhunga as a benefactor of the College since its inception. It was relocated to its permanent campus in June 1965. On 1 July 1965, the Assam Government declared provincialisation (official recognition) and the name was once more changed to Pachhunga Memorial Government College (PMGC). Permanent teachers were appointed only in 1967 under the Assam Public Service Commission.
When Lushai Hills became a separate Union Territory as Mizoram under Assam in 1972, the management of the College was handed over to the Government of Mizoram. The college was renamed Pachhunga Government College in 1977. The affiliation was transferred to a newly established North Eastern Hill University (NEHU), on 19 April 1979.
John Meirion Lloyd was born in Corris (in what is now south Gwynedd) in 1913. The Rev J. Lloyd was a Welsh Presbyterian missionary who was ordained a Minister of the Presbyterian Church of Wales in 1941 and followed in the tradition of his fellow Welshman in Mizoram, the missionary David Evan Jones. John Meirion Lloyd was head of the team responsible for translating the Bible into the Mizo language in 1955.
David Evan Jones, Mizo name Zosaphluia, was born in Llandderfel, Gwynedd in 1870. Jones was a Welsh missionary who was connected to both the Mizoram Presbytarian Church and the Baptist Church of Mizoram. Jones was educated at Bala Grammar School, then the Liverpool Institute, Bala College and the Presbyterian United Theological College, Aberystwyth. He was Pastor of a church in Bettws, Montgomery, for two years before being formally ordained into the English Baptists in 1897, prior to sailing for India on 26 June 1897. Jones arrived at Aizawl, in the Lushai Hills on 31 August. In 1903 he married Katherine Ellen Williams, at Sylhet, now in Bangladesh.
Jones learnt the Mizo language from Scottish missionaries James Herbert Lorrain and Fred W. Savidge and became a member of a team making Bible translations into the local languages. David Evan Jones retired after 30 years in Mizoram in 1927 and returned to Britain to live at Liverpool and Prestatyn. David died on 10 August 1947 and Katherine died on 20 May 1950.
The Bala College of which David Evan Jones is a notable alumnus, later became known as the Bala-Bangor Theological College. Bala-Bangor was a theological seminary belonging to the Welsh Independents (Undeb yr Annibynwyr Cymraeg), an association of Welsh Congregationalists. It was founded in 1841 at Llanuwchllyn, then moved to a permanent location at Bala in 1842 under the Principal Michael Jones (1787–1853), who was followed by his son Michael D. Jones (1822–1898).
During Michael D. Jones’s time as Principal, a row broke out between two rival factions within Welsh Congragationalism over the seminary’s constitution – Michael D. Jones and his followers wanted to keep and adhere to the old constitution but Rev. John Thomas of Liverpool and his followers wanted to impose a new constitution upon the seminary. This row lead to a split and for a period the Congregationalists had two seminaries in Bala, Thomas Lewis’s seminary at Plasyndre and Michael D. Jones’s at Bodiwan. But by 1886 Thomas Lewis’s seminary had moved to Bangor. Michael D. Jones retired in 1892 and this paved the way to unite the two seminaries once again and this time at Bangor, thus explaining the seminary’s eclectic name: “Bala-Bangor”.
The seminary remained in Bangor until its closure in 1989 by which time it was under the Principalship of R. Tudor Jones, the last in the line of Principals to serve the Congregational churches in Wales. The seminary was closed mainly because of lack of demand for two Congregational seminaries in Wales. The Memorial College (having moved from Brecon to Swansea and then to Abersytwyth) offered a more central location for a United College to serve the Congregational churches throughout Wales. Through the 1990s, the United College remained at Aberystwyth, until its closure – now Congregational training is based back in Bangor under the supervision of Rev. Euros Wyn Jones.
The seminary in Bangor was thriving when I was an undergrad. I didn’t know anyone there but the theology students at UCNW did. When Dafydd illegally imprisoned me in the North Wales Hospital in the winter of 1986-87, I met a young male patient called Richard. When he heard that I had been a student in Bangor Richard told me that his brother was a Minister who had trained at the seminary in Bangor and asked me if I knew him. Then Richard asked me if I could get in touch with his brother because his brother used to visit him but now he’d stopped the visits; Richard hadn’t seen his brother for two years. In fact Richard hadn’t seen any member of his family for a very long time, because after Richard was put in Denbigh, none of them ever contacted him again except his brother the Minister. And then he stopped.
I chatted to Richard a lot and he was about 25 or 26 when I met him. He had been in Denbigh since he was 18. Richard had not left the building since the day that he was admitted there. Richard had ‘paranoid schizophrenia’ like the rest of us and he had been well-dosed up for years. Richard had very clear memories of his life until the day that Dafydd imprisoned him. He lived on the north Wales coast – I think near Llandudno – and he and his mates used to like Ska music. They used to congregate at one of Richard’s friend’s houses and listen to ‘Madness’, ‘The Specials’, ‘Selector’ etc. So that would have been in 1979/1980. Then Richard was banged up.
The Angels were Very Concerned that Richard and I were Getting Too Close. In the way that the Angels were Very Concerned that Stephen Bagnall and I were Getting Too Close. See post ‘Hey, Hey, DAJ, How Many Kids Did You Kill Today?’ The Angels raised their fears re Richard and me when they heard Richard talking to me about his brother. That evening Richard was moved to another ward. About a week later, I was walking down the main corridor of the main building of Denbigh flanked by a gang of Angels when I saw Richard. He came over, hugged me and it was more than the poor old Angels could cope with. ‘Put Sally down NOW, everyone is going back to their own wards immediately…’
The Angels declared that Stephen and I were Too Close after Stephen had a row with them the night that Angel Stephen Rose dragged me down a corridor and assaulted me.
I have described in previous posts that Stephen Bagnall had been in the children’s homes in Wrexham and was in very bad physical condition. He was very underweight, badly scarred and had quite seriously deformed feet because when he was In Care he had jumped out of a window to escape from someone or something and had broken virtually every bone in both feet. No-one took him to a Top Doctor, he was just left and his feet sort of healed but because the bones were never reset Stephen’s feet were twisted and deformed. All the patients noticed them and that’s how we heard how Stephen had ended up with such feet. His condition was ignored by all Angels and of course by Dafydd.
Richard did not mention being in a children’s home, he was from a more middle class Welsh Nonconformist family. Although Richard had been in Denbigh for years, drugged up and chain smoking, he stood out among the other patients because even after all that, Richard was fantastically good looking. He had obviously had very blonde hair when he was younger although it was starting to go grey and he had a pair of seriously impressive blue sparking eyes. Had Richard not been illegally imprisoned in a hell hole, Richard could have secured work as a male model, he really was beautiful.
So who molested Richard then Dafydd and who did Richard tell about this?
Frankie Goes To Hollywood, famously Gay And Revelling In It, were formed in 1980, in Liverpool. Part of Dafydd’s empire.
I am beginning to understand why Dafydd completely flew off the handle when a Hergest Unit patient rang him up one day and said ‘When I saw the line of your buttocks in your crimplene trousers, I thought there’s the man for me…’
Dafydd yelled down the phone ‘if ewe make anymore offensive and obscene calls to this house I will call the police’. SLAM.
That’ll be the North Wales Police who were ignoring the paedophile ring that Dafydd was running which procured blond blue eyed boys for Gov’t Ministers and others.
‘Now McDuff’s coming down to see you Dafydd. And when he arrives, I want you to answer the door wearing your baby doll nightie and nae panties…’
On another occasion a male patient rang Dafydd up and sang ‘I want to be loved by you..’ a la Marilyn Monroe. Dafydd complained about this bitterly to his colleagues and a Top Doctor at the Hergest Unit asked the patient in question ‘what did you say to Dr Jones on the phone, he’s complaining’. So the caller sung the Marilyn song again.
One of the Hergest patients could have entertained themselves by jumping out of a cake wearing nothing but a thong and given Dafydd a smacker on the lips and it would still have been a case of ‘We didn’t know’.
The missionaries the Rev J. Lloyd and David Evan Jones both came from what was then Meirionethshire and when they came back from India they both settled in Liverpool, within a mile of Allerton; both retired eventually to Prestatyn.
Lloyd was one of six children of a slate quarryman in Corris, near Dolgellau. Lloyd’s brother, Rev Dr R. Glynn Lloyd, had a ministry in Utica, New York State.
Lloyd secured qualifications in engineering – before he changed to arts and theology – at the University of Wales, Cardiff and Aberystwyth. He was ordained in the Presbyterian Church of Wales in 1941, but because of WW II he had to wait before he left for India. Lloyd and his fellow missionary Gwen Rees Roberts sailed late in 1944. By Christmas 1945, Lloyd had been joined in India by his wife, Joan, whom he had left behind in Britain a few days after their marriage.
Lloyd and Joan spent many years in Mizoram and were heavily involved in the setting up of higher education and theological training. Lloyd started the first high school in Aizawl and enjoyed the support of Major Ranald MacDonald of the Assam Rifles Regiment. The Mizos dubbed the hill on which the high school was built the “MacDonald Hill” and MacDonald became the school’s first Headmaster.
J. Meirion Lloyd set up a theological school in Aizawl and under him the theological school gained accreditation status and the most able students gained postgraduate scholarships to Boston, Hong Kong and Oxford. Benefactors included the New Testament scholar Dr William Barclay, who had a high regard for Lloyd.
William Barclay was a Scottish author, radio and television presenter and Church of Scotland Minister who was appointed as Professor of Divinity and Biblical Criticism at Glasgow University in 1963. While Professor, William Barclay decided to dedicate his life to “making the best biblical scholarship available to the average reader”. The eventual result was the Daily Study Bible, published by Saint Andrew Press, the Church of Scotland’s publishing house. The commentaries were fully updated in recent years with the help of William Barclay’s son, Ronnie Barclay and they are now known as the New Daily Study Bible series. In 2008 Saint Andrew Press began taking the content of the ‘New Daily Study Bibles’ and producing pocket-sized thematic titles called Insights. The Insights books are introduced by contemporary authors, broadcasters and scholars, including Nick Baines and Diane-Louise Jordan.
One of William Barclay’s many books was ‘Ethics in a Permissive Society’. Dafydd advised on that volume. Barclay died in 1978.
Diane-Louise Jordan: Associated With ‘Blue Peter’, ‘Songs of Praise’ and er, Dafydd:
‘Get Down Shep’ – you’re needed for filming this afternoon once John Allen gets here with Professor Ollie from St George’s.
The Rev Lloyd was a member of the group of translators who completed the first translation of the Mizo Bible in August 1955. Lloyd then set up an arts college in 1960.
In 1964 Lloyd and Joan returned to Liverpool (their three children had all been born during their time in India) and for the next 10 years Lloyd was the Secretary for the Merseyside, Wirral and West Lancashire Bible Society. Then he returned to the pastoral ministry at Rhyl. Lloyd retired in 1978 and he spent the next 12 years producing a history of the church in Mizoram in Welsh, under the title ‘Y Bannau Pell’ (1989). In 1991, Lloyd published a history of the Church in Mizoram, ‘Harvest in the Hills’. Lloyd was fluent in Mizo, Welsh and English and highly competent in Greek and Hebrew.
John Meirion Lloyd died in Prestatyn, Denbighshire in September 1998, after the Waterhouse Inquiry had finished hearing evidence from the former kids in care who were denounced as liars by Alwyn Roberts’s friends and associates.
The obituary published by ‘The Indie’ for the Rev Lloyd was written by D. Ben Rees, the Minister and academic who’s area of expertise is the Liverpool Welsh community and pacifism. See previous posts. D. Ben Rees is a man who must have networked with more of Dafydd’s associates in the Nonconformist Church than anyone else except for Lord Roger Roberts, a Methodist Minister from Llandudno who was given a peerage after failing to be elected as a Liberal MP despite numerous attempts (see previous posts).
John’s Meirion Lloyd’s wife Joan died in June 2017 and ‘The Daily Post’ Online published an article about Joan’s time in India, reporting that ‘During her time there she met Pandit Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India and a close friend of Ghandi. There is memorable photograph of a laughing Mrs Lloyd standing with her husband, looking on with smiling villagers, as Nehru – who is regarded as the architect of modern India – is seen showing off some of his local dancing skills.
Mrs Lloyd, who was born in Liverpool, married in 1944 but he had to leave five days later (he only found out the day of the wedding) for his mission to India because a boat became free. The couple were not reunited until after the war, a year later, when Mrs Lloyd went to join him in India at the age of 22. Mizoram, located close to Burma, has a high concentration of Christians and the highest literacy rate in India. Ashley Smith, Mrs Lloyd’s grandson, said: “This is in due in great part to the institutions the missionaries set up. “My nain was still being visited regularly by ‘Mizos’, including some less than a week before she died – they obviously thought the world of her.” She visited Mizoram for the last time in 2002 at the age of 80.
After leaving India Mrs Lloyd worked in Pontins in Rhyl for 15 years until the early 1990s. She had three children, six grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Mrs Lloyd’s funeral takes place today at Nant Hall Presbyterian Church, Prestatyn.
Joan Lloyd will have known all about this, living in Rhyl. Furthermore there was a prostitution racket going on at Pontins where she was working and most of the staff involved were young people from Liverpool.
Missionary Position? Probably not if Dafydd and the gang were involved, rather more a matter of ‘children filmed while having sex with animals’. Joan, who colluded with a paedophile gang:
Gwen Rees Roberts, the missionary who sailed to India with the Rev J. Meirion Lloyd, died in 2002. Gwen lasted long enough to keep her lips sealed after the Waterhouse Report had been published. A short obituary for Gwen stated:
A FORMER schoolteacher who spent 25 years as a missionary in India has died at the age of 85. Brought up in Criccieth, Gwen Rees Roberts taught at Ysgol Eifionydd (County School), Porthmadog, until 1944. She decided at 14 to give her life to Christ through the influence of the Children’s Special Service Mission. A BSc graduate of the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, in 1939, she studied at the Carey Hall Women’s Missionary Training College in Birmingham. At Mizoram, in North East India, she was head of what was originally the Welsh Mission Girls School, but renamed in 1960 as the Presbyterian Church Girls’ School. Back in the UK, from 1968 she worked for 15 years as Liaison Officer to the Mission Board of the Presbyterian Church of Wales in Bala where she lived following retirement.
Gwen Rees Roberts’s papers are stored in the archives at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth. The following information about Gwen can be accessed online from the archives at the National Library:
Gwen Rees Roberts (1916-2002) was a Calvinistic Methodist missionary in Mizoram, India, from 1944 until 1968. Born at Morfa Nefyn, Caernarfonshire, in 1916, she attended schools in Cricieth, Porthmadog and Pwllheli, where she developed a lifelong enthusiasm for Sunday Schools, the Brownies, and other social, educational and religious groups for children. She was drawn towards overseas missionary work whilst in her teens, and from 1935 to 1939 she studied at the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, where she gained a BSc. and a Diploma in Education and Certificate in Teaching.
In 1938, the Presbyterian Church of Wales Foreign Mission Committee offered her a teaching post in Mizoram (formerly Lushai), Assam, India, dependent upon her training first at the interdenominational Carey Hall Women’s Missionary Training College, Birmingham, in 1939-1940. Prevented by the war from travelling to Mizoram, she taught at Llandudno for a while and then spent four years teaching in Porthmadog.
She eventually arrived in Aizawl, Mizoram, in 1944, where she became Headmistress of the Welsh Mission Girls’ School, which was renamed the Presbyterian Church Girls School in 1960. Like all the missionaries in Mizoram, Gwen Rees Roberts was given a Mizo name – in her case, Pi Teii – and she learned the Mizo language, conducting some of her work through it. Whilst in Aizawl, she worked for the Mission, the Synod Standing Committee and both the British and Indian governments, her duties including teaching (in the high school, a number of colleges, the Aizawl night college, and Sunday Schools) and work with women’s groups, which often entailed visiting Mizo villages; she also wrote a number of school textbooks, for example on the history and geography of Palestine, which she visited in 1963. She remained in Mizoram until 1968, when, after a rare trip home, she was prevented from returning to Mizoram by a Mizo nationalist insurrection.
Although she returned to visit Mizoram in 1974, 1985 and 1994, and never relinquished her close ties there, she lived at Bala, Meirionnydd, from 1968, working as a Liaison Officer to the Mission Board of the Presbyterian Church in Wales until her retirement in 1985. She was an active member of the Mission Board until 1999, and lived in Bala until her death in 2002. A subscription fund was set up in her memory – the Gwen Rees Roberts Memorial Fund – in the town in 2002 and the proceeds divided between Capel Tegid, Coleg y Bala and the Presbyterian Church of Wales Foreign Mission Committee.
Coleg y Bala is the Presbytarian Church of Wales children and youth centre. The building was built as the Calvinistic Methodist denomination Training College for the ministry. It has had many exchanges in its history, and by the end of its time as a training college, the practical preparation year for the ordained ministry was offered there while most of the theological training course was offered at the United Theological College in Aberystwyth. In 1968 the Rev Dafydd Owen began to turn the building into a youth work centre. Owen’s vision was to see a denominational centre that would encourage and offer training in Presbytarianism for youth in Wales. The work grew and was led by a number of youth o5fficers over the years, including by Gwen Rees Roberts after her return from India who included children in the work of the centre.
Throughout the year, the College runs a number of courses at weekends and during the holidays and many churches and youth clubs across Wales send groups there. Annually in August, 15-year-olds are sent on the Souled Out Training Course. This bilingual (Welsh and English) course began during the summer of 1997 at Coleg y Bala for youngsters from the Presbyterian Church of Wales. It has been associated with Andrew Ollerton’s ministry over the years and includes youth from a number of Christian traditions and denominations in Wales.
Although the Rev Lloyd and his wife and Gwen Rees Roberts spent many years in India, they all knew Dafydd and the gang, were Of The Gwerin and knew a great deal about the gang’s crimes. Many people in the Presbytarian and Methodist Churches were on board with Dafydd. Not all of them; I have two close friends who are active in the Methodist Church in north Wales and when I was still living in north Wales I met some of the visitors from Mizorum who came to stay with my friends. When I first got to know my Methodist friends they were asked by people in their Church how they could bear to be friends with me because they’d ‘heard’ that I was a dreadful person. My friends were good enough to tell them that they had read for themselves the written plans by Top Doctors and NHS managers to frame me for serious offences and that the nasty rumours had to stop. The nasty rumours did not stop. Perhaps my friends should have added ‘the character assassination was deemed necessary because you lot are running a paedophile gang’.
I was told some years ago by someone who grew up in Bangor that Dafydd’s original business model involved forcing young female patients from the North Wales Hospital Denbigh into providing sexual services for people involved with the chapels in north Wales. I wasn’t sure whether to believe this, but then I remembered that a few years previously a middle aged lady told me that when she was a child, her father and a Minister from her chapel had forced her to have sex with members of their chapel on Anglesey. She tried to kill herself when she was a young woman and ended up in the North Wales Hospital. After she was released she was told that she was no longer welcome in the chapel. This lady remained a mental health patient in north Wales and the Top Doctors and MIND in north Wales knew of her history. She had a bad experience in Ysbyty Gwynedd – the usual thing, breach of confidentiality and insults from Angels and a Top Doctor – and dared complain. She was told by the Angels and the Top Doctor that they were sorry and ‘we didn’t realise that you felt like that’. From then on she received even worse treatment.
Professor Alexis Jay would no doubt be horrified by what some people in the cold, bleak Methodist and Presbytarian Chapels in north Wales did in previous generations. The legacy would have stopped many years ago had the Top Doctors and Angels in the shiny expensive new hospitals not been colluding every step of the way and subsequently greatly expanded the business.
As a resident of Bala, Gwen Rees Roberts would have known Dafydd Iwan and Alun Ffred, the two sons of a Minister who was involved with the Bala-Bangor Theological College and lived in a village just down the road from Bala. J.E. Daniel, the father of the corrupt judge Huw Daniel, was a lecturer at the Bala-Bangor College and also served as a schools inspector.
Dafydd Iwan, Alun Ffred and Huw Daniel network like there is no tomorrow – one is forced to if one has concealed crime this serious over such a long time – so perhaps they could ask around and find out who Richard my friend in Denbigh was and whom he complained about. Of course they may well already know…
As I explained in my post ‘Slaves, Perfect Slaves’, throughout the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century, Nonconformity dominated Wales. Nonconformity had strong links with the Liberal Party and in north Wales Nonconformist Liberals formed a cultural and political elite. Ronnie Waterhouse was from an influential Liberal Nonconformist family. However the Liberal Nonconformists never formed an economic elite in north Wales, the big Tory Anglicised landowners remained in control of the dosh, which was probably why Dafydd et al hit on the idea of procuring child prostitutes for them in order to wield power over the rest of the plebs in Wales.
There was of course also a strong link between Methodism and the Labour Party. George Thomas was the highest profile Methodist in Britain for decades and a vote puller for Labour in south Wales because the electorate were told that George loved his mum and loved the Lord. No-one told the electorate that George also loved raping 10 year old boys…
Despite their political differences, George Thomas and Thatch were good friends, because, as Thatch explained, they were both Methodists.
It’s hardly John Wesley is it. Furthermore Jimmy Savile was a Catholic, so what was Thatch’s excuse there?
I don’t want to suggest that Dafydd’s doings were only a problem because of Nonconformists, so let us now turn to someone else who is richly deserving of space on this blog who, like Jimmy Savile, was a Committed Roman Catholic and more importantly a social worker who subsequently became an MP.
Paul Gerard Goggins was the Labour MP for Wythenshawe and Sale East, 1997-2014 and Minister of State at the N Ireland Office, 2007-10. Paul Goggins was born in Manchester and educated at St Bede’s College and then studied at the Roman Catholic seminary Ushaw College, 1971-73, although he did not enter the priesthood. Goggins went on to study at Birmingham Poly (now Birmingham City University), receiving a Certificate in Residential Care of Children and Young People in 1976. Later Goggins received a CQSW (Certificate of Qualification in Social Work) from Manchester Poly in 1982.
This CV really does place Paul Goggins at the scene of the crime. Roman Catholic seminaries are not receiving a good press these days what with admissions of industrial scale abuse and Ushaw College is in Durham, the location of the big trafficking ring which was feeding Dafydd’s gang staff as well as children. When Goggins acquired his social work qualifications, social work had been completely infiltrated by a European-wide paedophile network of which Dafydd was a key figure. The problem was so severe that even student social workers knew that clients were being abused and many students gave up social work because of this. Children in care in Birmingham were abused both in Birmingham and in children’s homes, where they were sent on placement. By the time that Goggins did his CQSW at Manchester, Dafydd’s mentor and pal Dr Bob Hobson had relocated to Manchester and established a trafficking ring there. See post ‘The Mentor’. In 1982, Dr Tony Francis was working in Manchester with Hobson and his team. The dangerous and insane Dr Tony Roberts was still a medical student at Manchester University in 1982, but just a few short years later Roberts had qualified and joined in the genocide in north Wales.
There is yet more incriminating info on Goggins’s CV.
Goggins worked as a child care worker with the Liverpool Catholic Social Services for a year in 1974, before becoming an Officer in Charge at the Wigan Children’s Home in 1976. He was appointed as Project Director for the NCH Action for Children in Salford in 1984.
There was rampant abuse of children and young people in homes and institutions run by Liverpool Catholic Social Services during the 1970s and 80s and some of the staff later went to prison. Some people who worked for Liverpool Catholic Social Services went to work in north Wales. Wigan is in Greater Manchester, where there was organised abuse in children’s homes, linked to the wider UK network of abusers. NCH (National Children’s Home) was an organisation which had been infiltrated by organised gangs as well; George Thomas was the Patron of NCH. See previous posts. Glanville Owen, who in 1984 was appointed as Deputy Director of Gwynedd Social Services and was responsible for children’s homes had previously worked for NCH and as a senior social worker to the Assistant Director at Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council. Tameside is a Borough in Greater Manchester. Glanville was a Liverpool University graduate who had ‘trained’ with Liverpool Corporation after graduating. When Glanville was applying for the Gwynedd position, he was undertaking a course in Advanced Management for Local Government at Birmingham University. See post ‘I Know Nuzzing…’ After the Waterhouse Inquiry Glanville was appointed as Chief Executive of Gwynedd Community Health Council, in which capacity he failed to investigate my complaint.
After an early career with the paedophiles and traffickers, in 1989, Goggins became the National Director for Church Action on Poverty, a national church-based campaigning organisation, where he remained until his election to Westminster.
Goggins served as a Councillor in the City of Salford, 1990–98. So after working on the ground with the child molesters of Salford, Goggins joined the Councillors who were ignoring their activities.
After this glorious career in organised abuse, a career in New Labour politics was a must for Goggins. Millbank OK’d him as the Labour candidate for a safe seat and in 1997 Goggins was elected to the Commons as part of Miranda’s 1997 landslide! Along with so many other Councillors, ex-social workers or lawyers who had ignored organised abuse, many of them running on the Wimmin’s Ticket.
This really was not a coincidence was it Miranda? Millbank was notorious for personally vetting and OK’ing Labour candidates and pissed off many local constituencies by blowing their choices out of the water and imposing someone else whom Miranda preferred. The Miranda who’s own seat was in DURHAM.
Here’s Cherie, a Committed Roman Catholic from Liverpool who just happened to be a barrister who knew so many of those lawyers who ignored the abuse of kids in care and psych patients:
Cherie’s dad Tony was a Scouse Git but he was also a luvvie who knew those in the entertainment circles in Liverpool (see post ‘My Arse – It’s Tatifilarious’):
Goggins was elected for the newly created Wythenshawe and Sale East seat, which was previously Manchester Wythenshawe, held by Labour’s Alf Morris who had retired. Goggins held the safe Labour seat with a majority of 15,019 and remained the MP there for almost 17 years. He made his maiden speech on 20 May 1997. In May 1997, the Waterhouse Inquiry was just getting itself together again after Ronnie Waterhouse’s sudden quick holiday in Hong Kong, which for some inexplicable reason Ronnie took shortly after the Inquiry opened and began hearing evidence from former kids in care. While Ronnie was in Hong Kong, he met up and dined with Derry Irvine, who just happened to be in Hong Kong at the same time! On 2 May 1997 Miranda appointed Derry Lord Chancellor. Ronnie and Derry will have known that Miranda was going to win the election when they dined together in Hong Kong, there was no question of the Tories winning. Of course Derry, Ronnie, Miranda and Cherie all knew each other from a city corruption case on which they had all worked years previously when Cherie and Miranda were junior barristers working for Derry.
Derry was brought into disrepute because he chose ridiculously expensive wallpaper for his official residence at the Palace of Troughers, knowing that the bill was going to be footed by the tax-payer rather than because he supped and socialised with people who were colluding with a pan-European trafficking gang.
Derry wasn’t the only big legal name that Miranda and Cherie worked with when they were young barristers. They both worked with George Carman QC, the crooked barrister who made his name when he acted for Jeremy Thorpe when Thorpe was charged with conspiracy and incitement to kill his former lover Norman Scott. It was Carman’s success at securing Thorpe’s acquittal that persuaded Carman to relocate to London. Carman had previously been based at a Chambers in Manchester and had lived in the Greater Manchester/Cheshire area for many years Where he socialised with the many corrupt professionals who were concealing child abuse in north Wales and in the north west of England.
Now what was it on Paul Goggins’s application to be a Labour candidate that wowed the Labour Party so much?
Miranda certainly spotted Goggins’s talents. Upon election to the Commons, Goggins served on the Social Security Select Committee until he was appointed PPS to Minister of State at the Department of Social Security John Denham in 1998, moving with Denham to the Dept of Health in 1999.
At the time Miranda was busy fighting with Rhodri Morgan’s supporters in Wales to ensure that Alun Michael became FM in the new National Assembly for Wales, after that business with Ron Davies and Boogie on Clapham Common put paid to Ron’s intention to become FM.
‘Good morning Wales! And what a very good morning it is in Wales’.
Yes I thought so too at the time because I was sick of Wales being screwed by Westminster and I voted YES in the devolution referendum. Had I known that the Assembly would simply be filled with troughing bastards of paedophiles’ friends who had killed my mates and were trying to kill me, I wouldn’t have been so enthusiastic about the idea of a Welsh Assembly.
Things can only get better! No they can’t, because Miranda systematically identified the biggest friends that a gang of paedophiles had and he appointed them to public office. One of those people being Paul Goggins.
Goggins was with John Denham in the DoH when the death rates were rocketing in Mid-Staffs. No-one breathed a word.
Hush Hush, Whisper Who Dares. Miranda’s become PM, people are dying at the hands of the Top Docs and he’s building his career on stuffing gold into the mouths of the people responsible…
In 2000 Goggins was appointed PPS to the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, David Blunkett and he remained Blunketts’s PPS following the 2001 when Blunkett became Home Secretary.
Readers will remember Blunkett, including from my previous posts. He became increasingly insane as Home Secretary, criminalised numerous innocent mental health patients who’d blown the whistle on the abuses of those we know and love by having them declared to be suffering from ‘severe and dangerous personality disorders’, until Blunkett shagged Kimberley Quinn, made her pregnant and became embroiled in the scandal which pivoted around the nanny, the passport and the Little Lad. Blunkett, I pissed myself laughing, it was fantastic. But then I was someone who had a Severe and Dangerous Personality Disorder, so what could you expect. That’s when I wasn’t suffering from Manic Depressive Insanity, or Paranoid Schizophrenia or a Process Psychosis or a Bizarre Personality Disorder or a being a Remarkable Woman or being Attractive and Seductive.
Miranda promoted Goggins to Gov’t in 2003, when Goggins was made the junior Minister at the Home Office, specifically Prisons and Probation Minister.
Well bugger me, Paul Goggins was given that job after all those NHS professionals perjured themselves in an attempt to have me imprisoned for ‘threatening to kill Alun Davies’ and when Alun Davies was telling everyone who would listen that I’d be going to prison for seven years! It all fell apart on the first day of the trial when the ‘threats to kill’ charge was withdrawn and replaced by the lowest category of Public Order offence, on the grounds that I’d hurt Alun Davies’s feelings by telling his secretary that he was a fat idiot.
The corrupt judge Huw Daniel presided over the trial and I received the maximum sentence possible, nearly 200 hours of community service, supervised by the North Wales Probation Service. During which time I witnessed the sheer incompetence and fuckwittery of the probation officers myself. Two other people in the community service team were also psych patients who had been criminalised and one young man had confronted his probation officer with regard to a solicitor in Caernarfon who was known to be sexually abusing underaged boys. Like me, this man found that Huw Daniel had been assigned to preside over his trial and he too ended up with an inexplicably heavy sentence for a trivial offence after Daniel insulted his mother in open Court.
He’s A No Nonsense Judge Who’s Mates With A Gang Of Paedophiles! As Was His Father.
As Peter Cook once said ‘A man with a criminal past – but no criminal future…’
Derry Irvine was Lord Chancellor when I was charged with threatening to kill Alun Davies.
‘A man who by his own admission, chews pillows…for kicks…’
‘A man who cannot even carry out a simple murder plot without cocking the whole thing up…’
The Probation Service has for many years colluded with the abuse of children and vulnerable people (see post ‘Only One Died’) and information provided in the Waterhouse Report told us that many of those who were accused of abusing kids in north Wales or ignoring the abuse had previously worked for the Probation Service or went on to work with the Probation Service (see previous posts eg. ‘I Know Nuzzing…’).
After I had been convicted of the lowest category of Public Order offence in 2004, I received a letter from Miranda’s Dept of Education and Science telling me that I was now under investigation as someone who was on the teaching register who was a potential danger to pupils, particularly as I was known to have been Seriously Mentally Ill for 17 years. Which was odd, because I thought that I was a Remarkable Person and Attractive and Seductive for at least some of that time and at other times I was thrown out of hospitals by Angels and Top Docs screaming at me that I was not ill and I was not going to be offered any ‘care’…
My name was subsequently cleared by a junior Minister who was then named in the media as having allowed ‘a paedophile to remain on the teaching register’.
Er no everybody, that Minister cleared the name of a teacher who had been subjected to 25 years of crap from a gang of paedophiles herself and who is now in hiding after the gang came after her and another witness with a gun. Not content with slandering this man in public, they then decided that one of his friends had to be destroyed. Who was his friend? Merfyn Jones, the VC of Bangor University.
Before I fled Wales, a social worker stood in the main street in Porthmadog, insulted Merfyn and told me that his friend who had cleared my name was a ‘philanderer’.
It never stops, it just never fucking stops. A gang of paedophiles hurling insults and smears at anyone who dares confront them.
I might soon take a leaf out of the book of the senior sociologist at Bangor who came under attack from the gang and just ended up saying ‘oh fuck off’ every time that one of them went after him. This man is the best sociologist of Wales that there is, he has read all of the classics, he is a whizz at social theory, but he knows that all that can be said to this lot is OH FUCK OFF, there is no point wasting breath on them.
So there you are gang, from Graham, me and many others, OH FUCK OFF.
Some two years ago I discovered that just days after the ‘threat to kill’ charge against me had been dropped, my PNC record had been illegally altered to show crimes against my name for which I had never been charged let alone found guilty. A forged certificate of indictment was found in the possession of Chester Court which stated that I had pleaded guilty to ‘violent disorder’ at Caernarfon Crown Court. I have never been charged with violent disorder. I wrote to the North Wales Police about these matters two years ago. I have heard nothing.
OH FUCK OFF.
After finding himself Minister responsible for Prisons and Probation when Miranda knew that I had been fitted up by industrial scale perjury and would soon be standing trial for, everyone believed, threats to kill, Goggins subsequently became the junior Minister with responsibility for the voluntary and community sector. He forged links with various community and voluntary sector organisations such as ARVAC (The Association for Research in the Voluntary and Community Sector).
That’ll be the laughable ‘research’ that was conducted by organisations like MIND and the North Wales Race Equality Network. I remember it well, the insults thrown at the academics who had agreed to help, the demands that the research should result in pre-determined outcomes, the money thrown down the drain and in the case of one MIND ‘research project’ the dosh stolen by one of the Service User Researchers….
In May 2006, Goggins was appointed as a junior Minister at the N Ireland Office and then Minister of State at the N Ireland Office, 2007-10.
Of course he was. Goggins could be relied upon to keep his mouth shut about Kincora. Goggins was at the N Ireland Office under Secretaries of State Peter Hain and Paul Murphy.
Peter Hain knew what was happening to me at the hands of those we know and love because I wrote and told him about it in 2006. I did not receive a reply. Paul Murphy, like Peter Hain, had two goes at being Secretary of State for Wales and it was Murphy who as Secretary of State for Wales took receipt of the Waterhouse Report and told the world that he was delighted to be reassured that there had never been a VIP paedophile ring in north Wales and that the matter had now been extensively and transparently investigated. The Roman Catholic Paul Murphy who never married and has not been blessed with children and who was a mate of Leo Abse, who together with his two Top Doctor brothers, George Thomas and many more, facilitated the Westminster Paedophile Ring, especially the major branch of that ring in north Wales (see post ‘O Jones, o Jones’)…
‘We Didn’t Know.’
As for Peter Hain, perhaps he just got so fed up of the attempts to kill him when he lived in South Africa and then the attempts to fit him up for bank robbery when he fled to the UK, that he’s given up fighting gangsters and just wants to snooze quietly in the Lords. That’s OK by me Lord Hain, Brown and I got used to dealing with these bastards all by ourselves until the Philanderer stepped in and cleared my name and so the gang then went after his mate and killed his wife. Just leave it to Brown Bottle and Cider Woman, we don’t need paying, we’re not wimps, we don’t toady to the Top Doctors and we’ve never wanted to join the Mafia of Drips.
People keep telling me that these are bad, bad men and they need to stand trial. No, don’t bother, the people whom they killed are dead, they died in full view of the whole world while they screamed for help. I don’t want any trials even though it would be a real laugh; I want those bodies recovered from the grounds of the North Wales Hospital Denbigh so that everyone can never ever do the ‘We didn’t know’ bit again. Then I want to know why the state was allowed to assassinate people who gained evidence of the involvement of Top Doctors in the Westminster Paedophile Ring. Then someone needs to seize the assets of the BMA, Robert Bluglass, Dafydd, Huw Daniel etc under the proceeds of crime legislation, abolish the GMC and remove all power and responsibility from the medical establishment. Destroy it, it is not a case of ‘Ah the doctors they were wonderful’, they have killed people who challenged their grip on society.
By the way, WHO were the other girls at UCNW whom this lot went after? They would never have done all this to me and my friends if they had not been used to conducting themselves in this matter. Who were the others and where are they? By 1983, D.G.E. Wood et al were targeting girls at UCNW whom they saw as vulnerable to force into the sex industry, now who did not manage to stand up to them and survive like I did? I don’t want to hear any more nonsense about me being the only one, no rational person would have done all this to me, they were a gang and they were doing this regularly. Furthermore why did the British state not manage to protect Brown, me and my friends once Thatcher had been removed as PM? It was known that we were being targeted…
Another case of OH FUCK OFF I think.
Goggins was the co-founder of the All Party Parliamentary Friends of CAFOD group and was Secretary of the All Party Parliamentary Group on poverty.
Goggins opposed same-sex marriage, stating that he would vote against the Government’s Bill to introduce same-sex marriage in England and Wales. In the second reading of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill in February 2013 Goggins voted against the legislation, despite the vast majority of Labour MPs voting in favour of it.
How Very, Very Dare You? Just because a man has spent his entire career cheek by bum cheek with a gang of paedophiles targeting pretty young boys…
Paul Goggins married Wyn Bartley in 1977 in Crosby and they had two sons and a daughter.
Crosby. The home town of Cherie and the constituency which was held by Dr Death’s mate Shirl, 1981-83.
I’ve nearly finished reading Shirl’s autobiography and gosh did she rub noses with a lot of Dafydd’s associates and umbrellas…
Goggins was a season ticket holder at Manchester City F.C. He was also a member of the Christian Socialist Movement who broadcast on the BBC Radio 4 ‘Thought for the Day’ slot on the ‘Today’ programme. In an interview on BBC Radio Five Live in 2004, Goggins claimed that his family was the inspiration for the “Mrs Goggins” character in the Postman Pat series.
On 30 December 2013, Goggins became seriously ill after collapsing while running, resulting in emergency surgery. He died in Salford Royal Hospital on 7 January 2014 following complications from a brain haemorrhage.
By Jan 2014, Operational Pallial had charged a few more people with historical sex offences against children in north Wales and the Macur Review of the Waterhouse Inquiry was underway…
Goggins may have pegged out anyway, but I don’t think that I’d risk my neck at the Royal Salford Hospital; it is on the former territory of Tony Francis and in 2014 a lot of his mates were still around, although he killed himself in 2012.
If the Top Docs did decide to wave Goggins a fond farewell as someone who could have risen up at any point and named names, I will simply remind the rest of the pig pen of the old favourite ‘As ye sow, so shall ye reap…’
Now don’t you worry my dear, we’ll look after you!
OH FUCK OFF Top Doctors.
‘The Guardian’ published an obituary for Goggins in Jan 2014:
During his 16 years at Westminster, the Labour MP Paul Goggins was well-liked and respected by members of all political parties.
Greville Janner received a round of applause from the troughers when he appeared in the House after being interviewed by the police re sex offences against children…
Admired for his career-long commitment to childcare and social work issues,
Pass a sick bucket and a really big one as well
he rose to become a junior minister in the governments of Tony Blair and Gordon Brown.
Of course he fucking did
He has died at the age of 60, a little more than a week after suffering from a suspected brain haemorrhage.
As ye sow…
At the time he was out jogging with one of his adult sons in his Wythenshawe and Sale East constituency.
Get exercising you fat lazy bastards, the Top Docs have been telling you all this for years
Goggins’s political life was deeply imbued by his Roman Catholicism and he initially started training for the priesthood.
Cherie’s a Committed Catholic. Anyone for a molesting priest?
He was born in Manchester, the son of a medical worker, Rita Goggins,
Why are we not surprised?
and her husband John, a headteacher.
A well-respected man. Where’s that cane, Rhodes Boyson has popped over for coffee.
From St Bede’s College, a Roman Catholic grammar school, he went to study for two years at Ushaw College in Durham, a seminary for trainee priests,
and then at Birmingham Polytechnic, now Birmingham City University, where in 1976 he received a certificate in residential care of children and young people.
Site of the huge trafficking ring assisted by police corruption, all of it linked to Dafydd et al
He was a child care worker with Liverpool Catholic Social Services before being placed in charge of the local authority children’s home in Wigan (1976-84) and serving as project director for the National Children’s Homes (NCH) Action for Children charity in Salford (1984-89).
Locations of endemic abuse, linked to Dafydd et al
Before he entered parliament in the Labour electoral landslide in 1997, he was national director of the charity Church Action on Poverty. He served as a local councillor in Salford (1990-98), chaired the Manchester Labour party,
While Bob Hobson was running the trafficking ring and while the Manchester mental health services were in meltdown.
and succeeded the long-serving disability rights campaigner Alf Morris in a redrawn constituency that includes large estates and more affluent Cheshire suburbs as well as part of Manchester Airport. It is a safe Labour seat, though Goggins’s majority was reduced to 7,575 in the 2010 general election.
Because most of the electorate had no idea of just what their MP was involved with. They were deliberately kept in the dark and misled. The corrupt professionals in Cheshire knew what Goggins was concealing and it suited them very well.
Within a year of entering the Commons, Goggins was appointed a parliamentary private secretary to John Denham, minister of state at the Department of Social Security. He accompanied Denham to the Department of Health the following year, and then acted as PPS to David Blunkett at the Department of Education and then the Home Office. In 2003 he was made a junior minister in the department with responsibility for prisons and the probation service, and then the voluntary and community sector. In 2006 he was moved to the Northern Ireland Office, and the following year became minister of state there: his work in the province was appreciated on all sides.
Upwards and onwards. Goggins had the shit on everyone, did favours for the powerful and everyone else was shafted. Unfortunately for Goggins et al, Brown and I grasped every opportunity possible when we were on the receiving end of that lot to gather more and more evidence of the endemic criminality of this network of corrupt politicians and professional people.
Following the 2010 election, he served as secretary for the all-party parliamentary group on poverty, and at the time of his death was also a member of the Commons intelligence and security committee.
Jesus Christ. I told everyone that there was a problem…But then Paul Murphy was Chairman of the Intelligence and Security Committee, 2005-08. Brown’s mum was found dead in 2005. Just like that.
He campaigned in support of sufferers from cancer through exposure to asbestos and in recent months did a lot of work on amendments to the government’s current mesothelioma bill.
Mesothelioma kills and usually kills quite soon after it has been diagnosed. Goggins could afford to campaign for compensation re the asbestos because most of those who were affected had already died. The same notion was applied to the quarrymen in north Wales. The Top Doctors knew what was happening, so everyone kept it quiet until the people affected were quite ill and only had a few years to live. Then delaying tactics were implemented and as most of them were at death’s door Big-Hearted Top Politicians Campaigned For Justice!
I expect that Goggins went on a few ‘Support The NHS No Cuts’ demos as well. With UNISON and the Angels.
In 2012 he welcomed the opening of the Caritas Care adoption and fostering centre in Sale.
Dracula and the blood bank…
As a Catholic, he found himself among the few Labour MPs to vote against the government’s bill to legalise gay marriage last year,
How Very Dare You…
and he was a long-standing member of the Christian Socialist movement.
The Labour leader, Ed Miliband, said that “he was a man of deep faith whose commitment and strong values shone through everything he did”.
Just like Uncle Harry.
David Cameron, the prime minister, described him as “a kind and brilliant man who believed profoundly in public service”.
That’s the Cameron who gave millions to a woman with a degree in theatre studies who told Cameron that if she gave teenagers money to buy drugs it would reset their thermostatic emotional regulation mechanisms. I’m waiting for Sarah-Jayne Blakemore to Prove With Brain Scans that the thermostatic emotional regulation mechanisms returned to the norm when the cash for drugs was received.
Goggins was a dedicated supporter of Manchester City Football Club. He married Wyn Bartley in 1977. She and their daughter, Theresa, and two sons, Matthew and Dominic, survive him.
Previous posts eg. ‘Lest We Forget’ and ‘The Point Is To Change It’ have detailed some of the many ways in which the gwerin conspired to make Bangor University unmanageable when Merfyn Jones was the VC. I have discussed the Finance Clerks and Translators Who Said Ni and the Worst Press Officer On Earth, but I haven’t yet mentioned Goggins on the blog. Goggins was someone else Who Said Ni. Goggins did have a first name, it was Ruth, but such was the exasperation experienced by I and my friends re Goggins that one just found one saying ‘Oh God It’s Goggins again’ in the face of yet another fuck-up.
Goggins had a grand job title, she was Senior Assistant Registrar. The Registrar at Bangor was a very well-liked man, Dr David Roberts and Dr Roberts was known to be doing his best at defusing the bombs planted by the gwerin, but it was also known that there were gwerin at work under cover and some of them were in the vicinity of Merfyn and Dr Roberts. I have previously blogged about the information that I received telling me that Merfyn’s PA Sue Collick had been nobbled and was leaking confidential information to damage Merfyn, but the name Goggins has been given to me as well.
The only occasions on which I actually encountered Goggins were those related to the graduation ceremonies. Because so many of the gwerin and bastards of the parish refused to turn up for graduation ceremonies although it was the students’ big day, those of us who actually liked students always tried to attend the ceremony so that there would be a good turn out and plenty of people to chat to the graduates and their parents after the ceremony. My God, Goggins worked hard to try to stop me attending the graduation ceremonies. Then one of my PhD students found that Goggins had a problem with him as well…
Goggins was responsible for sending out the e mails to staff with details of the ceremonies and the deadline for booking gowns and caps. Obviously one e mail would be sent to the entire staff list. But somehow I just never got the e mails. Any of them. I got most other e mails but then I noticed that it was e mails inviting staff to certain public/ceremonial occasions that I systematically did not receive. I followed it up but no-one could understand why I wasn’t receiving certain e mails; yes my name was on the staff circulation list…
Then my parking permit failed to be automatically renewed. ‘Because your name has been taken off the staff list’. ‘Well put it back on the list because I am still a member of staff.’ Three months later my name would have been taken off the staff list again and the barrier on the car park would stubbornly refuse to let me in…
I and a friend finally traced the problems to Goggins. Goggins kept telling people that I was not a member of staff at Bangor University. Or that my contract would be expiring in the next few weeks, so no I could not access the car park/be kept informed about public events and graduation ceremonies etc…
I did attend the graduation ceremonies but that was because I just turned up early and bagged one of the small number of spare robes that Ede & Ravenscroft always brought with them.
One of my PhD students encountered as many Goggins-related problems as I did. He had made a witness statement re the threats and harassment to which he had seen me subjected by those we know and love and then Goggins moved in…
Goggins was an enormous woman who could be seen around Bangor University grumbling about Merfyn and claimed, when challenged, that of course the constant cock-ups on her part were all His Fault because He’s Putting Us Under So Much Stress. Merfyn’s wife was dying at the hands of the Top Doctors at the time but it was of course Goggins who was Under Stress.
Goggins first gained employment at Bangor University in Oct 1995. At the time, Dafydd and the gwerin were even more stressed than Goggins was under the yoke of Merfyn because the Jillings Report would soon be coming and there were all those people yelling for a Public Inquiry into the abuse of children in care north Wales. The North Wales Hospital had closed down – although it hadn’t, the ‘mother and baby unit’ was still imprisoning people but the general public were lied to about that – and Bing Spear, the corrupt Civil Service Home Office mandarin who did Dafydd so many favours and Sir Peter Morrison had been found safely dead back in July, just four days apart. In 1995, the well-camouflaged paedophiles’ friend Professor Eric Sunderland resigned as Principal/VC of UCNW, although he was relatively young, in good health and spent the next 20 years busying himself with public duties and UCNW business. A more obvious paedophiles’ friend, Professor Roy Evans from Cardiff, took over as Principal/VC of UCNW.
Goggins, what relation are you to the late Paul Goggins, colleague of a vicious paedophile gang, who when you arrived at Bangor was busy working at getting himself nominated for a safe Labour seat? The Paul Goggins who was at the time a Councillor on Tony Francis’s former manor, where Francis’s mates were still running the Manchester branch of the gang? The Tony Francis who was doing all that he could to ensure that there were no credible witnesses to the crimes of Paul Goggins’s friends and colleagues?
It was in 1995 that Dafydd, Tony Francis et al were planting evidence to demonstrate that I was committing crimes and becoming ‘increasingly dangerous’ and repeatedly referring me to a forensic psychiatrist who repeatedly told Francis that I wasn’t dangerous. Francis would then request another opinion from him after Dafydd had made more unsubstantiated allegations against me. The forensic psychiatrist who wouldn’t play ball with them – or at least he didn’t seem to want to – was a Dr Chris Jones. He later had a nervous breakdown and left north Wales. I chatted to Chris Jones quite frankly about the abuse of psych patients that was happening in north Wales and we discussed Dafydd. Chris was pleasant and chatty and I remember him telling me that the next big scandal would be care of the elderly because the situation was so dire that there would be an eruption and people were planning to blow the whistle.
That eruption re elderly care has now happened but it’s taken a lot longer than Chris Jones thought that it would. Someone kept a lid on that when Dr Jones knew that whistleblowers were planning to go public in the mid-1990s. i have mentioned in previous posts how many paedophiles’ friends moved from jobs with mental health or children’s charities in which they concealed abuse to jobs with charidees like Age Concern. It began happening in the 1990s and I could not fathom it. Readers have e mailed me discussing this as well. Why were people involved with child abuse all cluttering up Age Concern? People have asked me if I think it is about prescription drug abuses or pressurising people into signing wills that their families know nothing about…
I have no idea but that lot definitely moved in on Age Concern etc in the 1990s. Could it be that they knew that whistleblowers were about to go public? After all, Top Doctors often owned those homes, Top Doctors and clinical psychologists such as Prof Bob Woods in Bangor were building their careers on the back of pretending that care was great and their ‘therapies’ were achieving great things. In reality the elderly were left lying in their own urine and faeces, covered in bedsores.
I know now that the security services had all NHS and university premises wired at that time. They will have heard Chris Jones discuss elder abuse with me. Why was I discussing elder abuse so extensively with Chris Jones? Because I and my friends were working in old people’s homes and we saw what was happening… And I told other people what Chris Jones said about elderly care as well…
One abuser who was the Chief Executive of North East Wales Age Concern was Margaret Hanson. She was/is the Vice-Chairman of the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board. In the 1980s, Hanson was a leader of the family and children’s social work team in Cheshire, when Dafydd’s gang were busy. Hanson doubled up as a Cheshire Councillor. Hanson was at one point a Labour Party candidate for a seat in Cheshire. She wasn’t elected, but her husband David Hanson, who had also been a Cheshire Councillor, was elected as the Labour MP for Delyn in north Wales. Then David Hanson was appointed as Miranda’s PPS. Then David Hanson was let loose in the Home Office… And so it continued. See previous posts for more Hansons-related gen.
It is clear that the rot did not start with people called Goggins, they were just deemed suitable to receive the Baton Of The Paedophile Gang. Paul Goggins succeeded the safe Labour seat of Alf Morris, the Disability Champ. Now here’s as much entertainment as was provided by the biography of Paul Goggins, the Children’s Champ:
Alfred Morris, Baron Morris of Manchester, (23 March 1928 –12 August 2012) served as the Labour Co-operative MP for Manchester Wythenshawe, 1964-97. In 1970 Morris successfully introduced the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act, which was the first in the world to recognise and give rights to people with disabilities. In 1974 Morris became the first Minister for the Disabled anywhere in the world. Yes, Harold Wilson, who’s Gov’t concealed en masse abuse of children and the vulnerable in the welfare services, boasted of creating the world’s first Minister for the Disabled. In 1991 Morris introduced a Civil Rights (Disabled Persons) Bill and he led campaigns on Gulf War Syndrome.
Dafydd specialised in identifying Gulf War syndrome and gave evidence to Parliamentary committees regarding this. Dafydd certainly spotted some interesting symptoms, including people with sallow complexions, with a bearing that he had never seen before, some of them walking with sticks. See post ‘Feet In Chains’.
Alf Morris who campaigned for Dafydd’s bank account was created a life peer as Lord Morris of Manchester in 1997. The year that the Waterhouse Inquiry began to hear evidence. Alf was a life member of the GMB Union. He served as President of the 1995 Co-operative Congress.
Morris, one of the eight children, was raised in poor circumstances in Ancoats, Manchester. In 1935, the family moved to a new housing estate in Newton Heath. Morris was educated at Brookdale Park School Newton Heath along with Harold Evans, who, as Editor of ‘The Sunday Times’ wrote a leader saying that: “As time ticked away to the 1970 general election, Alf Morris’s Bill was the only piece of legislation worth saving.”
Harold Evans would have been a very useful contact for a pal of Dafydd’s. Dafydd did have a good friend on ‘The Sunday Times’, the journo Marjorie Wallace, who launched a high profile charidee and campaign dedicated to preventing the asylums from closing when Dafydd realised that Denbigh might be for the chop. What would happen to all those victims of the Westminster Paedophile Ring who were illegally banged up in there? No wonder Marjorie received so much support and dosh for her charidee and campaign from Those In High Places! Marjorie was married to a Top Doctor who was concealing abuse himself and later had a fling with Ma’am Darling’s ex-husband, Lord Snowdon. See post ‘One Dangerous Fucker’ for further details of Marjorie’s previous.
Alf Morris, whose father lost an eye and a leg and was gassed while serving in WW I and then suffered a long decline in health and eventual death arising from his injuries, became a campaigner on behalf of those with disabilities. After his father’s death, Morris’s mother was not entitled to a war widow’s pension. Forty years later, Morris himself put the matter right by changing the law affecting armed forces pensions when he became the UK and the World’s first Minister for the Disabled.
Previous posts have discussed how Dafydd was said to be the most successful Top Doctor re writing reports to secure people Army pensions. In fact Dafydd was so successful at this that he even managed to secure Army pensions for people who had not been in the Army and as a Hergest patient having a laugh one day discovered, Dafydd promised an Army pension to anyone who wanted one if the magic words ‘money is no object Dr Jones’ were uttered. Furthermore Dafydd wasn’t au fait with the symptoms of Tourette’s Syndrome and he made a Colonel cry because Dafydd was rude to him but Dafydd never apologised. MI5 knew all about it, because they had the Rachub phone box bugged which was where the call to Dafydd was made.
Dafydd Iwan thought that it was the phone box in Talysarn which was bugged, well it wasn’t, it was the one in Rachub, because that was the one that I and my friends used to ring Dafydd and our friends.
Sir Mansel Aylward knows a great deal about Dafydd’s magic touch with regard to applications for Army pensions. See previous posts.
Alf Morris did his national service in the Army, mainly in the Middle East, from 1946–48. He then studied at Ruskin College, 1949–1950, St Catherine’s College, Oxford (BA modern history 1953) and the Dept of Education, Manchester University.
Ruskin provided a home for many who colluded with the Westminster Paedophile Ring and in the mid-1960s, Matt Arnold, who later became the Head of Bryn Estyn, taught there and one of his students was Peter Howarth, who later worked at Bryn Estyn and in 1994 was jailed for sexually abusing kids in care in north Wales. Scores of people who later became big names in the unions or Labour Party studied at Ruskin. St Catherine’s College also hosted many of those who colluded with Dafydd et al eg. Mandy. Many of the St Catherine’s contingent also worked for the security services. The recruiter of the Spies Who Loved Dafydd seems to have been Alan Bullock of New College, Oxford who had fingers in the PIE that was St Catherine’s College as well. See post ‘A Study Of Tyranny’.
Alf Morris worked as a Manchester schoolteacher and university extension lecturer in social history (1954–1956) and as an Industrial relations officer to the Electrical Supply Industry (1956–1964).
Alf married Irene Jones in 1950. They had two sons and two daughters.
Alf’s brother Charles Morris was the Labour MP for Manchester Openshaw, 1963-83. Charles Morris was a postal and telegraph officer and a national executive member of the Union of Post Office Workers, 1959–63. Morris was a Manchester City Councillor, 1954–64.
Morris served as PPS to Harold Wilson and was then appointed as Minister of State at the Dept of the Environment in 1974.
The Torygraph’s obituary for Charles Morris published in 2012 told us:
…Charles Morris nevertheless made a valuable contribution as a government whip, minister of state in two departments and front-bench spokesman. He was a political moderate and a faithful lieutenant first to Harold Wilson and later to John Silkin, whom he backed for Labour’s deputy leadership in the bitter contest of 1981 in which Denis Healey eventually, and narrowly, defeated Tony Benn…
Morris joined the Labour Party young, and in 1954 was elected to Manchester city council. He chaired its transport committee for three years from 1959…
In 1963 he was chosen for the vacant Manchester Openshaw seat and was elected that December with a majority of 8,962. At the 1964 election he increased his majority despite also campaigning for his brother, who won Manchester Wythenshawe and began to attract more of the limelight.
With Labour in power, Benn (as Postmaster-General) saw Morris as an obvious choice for his PPS.
Wedgie-Benn spent a whole political career colluding with the Westminster Paedophile Ring and Dafydd et al, the process being helped by Wedgie-Benn’s cosy relationship with the Top Doctors at Tommy’s (see post ‘No Cuts’).
He had a rocky start, narrowly escaping dismissal for his stance on Vietnam, but in January 1966 was appointed a whip and was himself forced to hold the line against anti-Vietnam War rebels.
Charles soon threw his principles overboard then.
When Labour lost the 1970 election, Morris left the whips’ office to become Wilson’s joint PPS. Morris spoke up for his former Post Office colleagues when they went on strike early in 1971 and spoke in favour of televising the Commons.
On Labour’s unexpected return to power in March 1974, Morris became Minister of State for Urban Affairs in a Department of the Environment headed by Anthony Crosland.
Tony Crosland was a bisexual swinger who among many other things had an affair with Woy Jenkins. That is a matter for those two but they both knew what Dafydd et al were doing and concealed it. Tony Crosland had concealed the abuse of Dafydd’s mates Matt Arnold and Peter Howarth in the mid 1960s when Arnold and Howarth worked at Axwell Park Approved School in Gateshead. The man who told Crosland that a barrel of crap needed covering up was Ernest Armstrong, who later became the Labour MP for North West Durham, 1964-87. Ernest was most helpful to Miranda when Miranda wanted to bag a Labour seat in the north east. Ernest’s daughter Hilary succeeded his seat, 1987-2010 and was a member of Miranda’s inner circle. See previous posts.
The Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top
With Wilson lacking a majority and preoccupied by inflation and industrial failure, Morris was able to play himself in without attracting headlines. Seven months later, after Labour’s outright, if narrow, re-election, he was moved sideways to the Civil Service Department, under the direct purview of the prime minister…
Morris was made a Privy Councillor in 1978 . After Labour’s defeat the following year, he became deputy to Silkin, by then shadow Leader of the House.
That was John Silkin, who came from a family of Labour lawyers, three of whom were MPs and all of whom colluded with organised abuse and Dafydd’s gang.
In 1980 Morris landed his deadliest political blow, obtaining a letter from the Conservative Board of Finance urging northern companies that had received government grants to donate to the party. Margaret Thatcher told him the letter “should never have been sent”.
By 1980 Dafydd had illegally imprisoned Mary Wynch for a year. Charles Morris never said a word although he’ll have known that Dafydd was also supplying children to Thatch’s mate Sir Peter Morrison and her other mate George Thomas, as well as to many more. George Thomas had all angles covered, he was good mates with Harold Wilson as well as Thatch. Harold Wilson was a lecturer at New College, Oxford before he entered the Commons.
Morris’s constituency disappeared when Manchester’s allocation of seats was reduced at the 1983 election . Leaving the Commons, he became chairman of the Oldham-Rochdale Groundwork Trust, a post he held until 1999. In 1985 he was appointed Deputy Lieutenant for Greater Manchester.
Old paedophiles’ friends don’t go away.
Morris joined the board of Ponti’s, the catering company, in 1987 as deputy chairman, taking the chair in 2001.
What did I say.
‘The Guardian’ provided a few more gems re Charles in their obituary:
Charles Morris… was a former Post Office worker who was sponsored by his trade union as MP for Manchester Openshaw and was a member of the Labour governments from 1966 until 1970, and from 1974 until 1979. When his constituency was abolished in 1983, he returned to work for his union.
Morris beat his younger brother Alf (now Lord Morris of Manchester) into the House of Commons by a few months, winning a byelection in December 1963, on the death of the incumbent Labour MP Bill Williams. It was a constituency where the Union of Post Office Workers held considerable weight – the late MP had been known as “Post Office Williams” – which was Charles’s good fortune.
Once Dafydd’s gang declared was on me in a serious way – certainly by 1987 – my post was intercepted and read on a number of occasions. This happened constantly during 2011 when I was corresponding with lawyers about the huge problems that I had encountered with the NHS in north Wales. Every letter that I received from my lawyer had been opened before it got to me.
When Labour won the general election a few months later, Tony Benn was made postmaster-general and appointed Charles Morris as his parliamentary private secretary.
One of his two daughters, Estelle (now Baroness Morris of Yardley), became MP For Birmingham Yardley and secretary of state for education, and father and daughter shared the highly unusual political distinction of not making enemies.
It is so unusual that it is worth asking why.
He was, in political terms, “a safe pair of hands” and it ensured him continuous status within the Labour party in the Commons.
Charles kept schtum about the wrongdoing of anyone influential.
He was a government whip from 1966, becoming deputy chief whip, in the last year of that government, under Bob Mellish as they struggled to contain the party rows over Barbara Castle’s doomed attempts at trade union reform…
Bob Mellish was the corrupt-as-they-come MP for Bermondsey who ran a personal fiefdom, part of which involved sending numerous kids in the care of the local Council, Southwark, to children’s homes in north Wales. Complaints of serious abuse were ignored. It was Peter Tatchell who confronted Mellish’s corruption and was subjected to a massive homophobic hate campaign, which involved physical violence, as a result. See post ‘The Battle For The Labour Party’s Soul’.
Barbara Castle concealed the most appalling corruption and abuse within the NHS and Social Services on a UK-wide basis.
A measure of how well he was regarded was Harold Wilson’s decision to appoint him as his PPS in opposition from 1970 until 1974, a post of considerable importance for Morris, who was a go-between for the leader and the parliamentary Labour party. He was rewarded with the job of minister of state at Environment between the two 1974 elections and then given the difficult responsibility of the Civil Service Department, overseeing pay negotiations during the fraught years of incomes policy and restraint. He remained there until the winter of discontent drove the Callaghan government from office in 1979.
Truly a safe pair of hands. 100% reliable for the purposes of a Labour Gov’t so embarrassing and so corrupt that they lost power and the electorate didn’t dare let them in again until there was no chance of Callaghan, Castle, Healey et al returning to Gov’t positions.
He was deputy shadow leader of the house during the party’s warring years under Michael Foot’s leadership and, having lost out when the Boundary Commission redrew the constituencies in Manchester, tried unsuccessfully to seek selection for three other seats. It was a sorry end to his parliamentary career that, as he had no other role in the forthcoming general election, he then helped run the disastrous 1983 campaign…
Not really much of a record is it?
…Charles served for three years with the Royal Engineers and in the 1950s immersed himself in Labour party and trade union politics. He was a Manchester city councillor for 10 years, president of the local Labour party and a national executive member of his union.
At the heart of the thoroughly rotten core.
So Estelle was Charles’s daughter and Alf’s niece. Why are we not surprised that Estelle was promoted to the role of Education Secretary, 2001-02, under Blair and had to resign after admitting that she just could not do the job? Estelle was then given the job of Minister for the Arts, so the poor love didn’t lose out too much.
Estelle, would you happen to know anything about the lies that were told about me during your period as Education Secretary in order to ensure that I would find it impossible to pursue a career in teaching once I had qualified in 2001? The lies that led to the attempt to frame me for ‘threatening to kill’ and yet more lies in an attempt to force me out after that case collapsed? Er, the lies which led to the philanderer clearing my name and the subsequent bloodbath in north Wales as the gwerin did everything possible to destroy the Philanderer’s friend Merfyn? The names of many more who were involved have been given to me recently Estelle and this is not looking too good for any of you.
The Baroness Morris of Yardley
I will be returning to Estelle in a future post, as well as all the little helpers. It ended in the deaths of scores of patients in north Wales, if I were the gwerin I’d purchase a job lot of nappies now, because when I start naming names and detailing the multiple plots as the gwerin failed to achieve what they wanted to repeatedly and became ever more desperate, there will be a lot of loose bowels around. You really have been incredibly stupid gwerin, Cherie, Miranda and Derry are not going to offer you any protection when they realise that the shit will be hitting them if they do…
Alf Morris and Charles Morris both died in 2012. They’ll have been helping keep the dung hill well covered until their final breaths.
Much as I’d like to use this blog to draft a few sociology books, I don’t have time, but I will just remind readers that while Wales was a stronghold of Methodism, there were other regions of the UK where Methodism was highly influential as well. Including the north east of England and Yorkshire. Ronnie Waterhouse’s family originally came from Yorkshire and although Ronnie’s branch had taken root in north Wales, there were plenty of Waterhouse’s in the north of England with whom Ronnie was on good terms.
I found an interesting extract of Hansard the other day, precisely the record of the Select Committee’s on Health’s Second Report on children in local authority care. The record dates from sometime in the late spring/early summer of 1998. It was compiled during the Waterhouse Inquiry shortly after the former kids in care in north Wales were called liars by Ronnie and numerous lawyers as they recounted their experiences, in public, of being beaten and gang raped by Dafydd’s gang, which caused some of them such distress that they collapsed while giving evidence:
Select Committee on Health Second Report
CHILDREN LOOKED AFTER BY LOCAL AUTHORITIES
1. Much public concern has been expressed in recent years over the treatment of children “looked after” by local authorities (formerly known as children “in care”.This concern has focused chiefly on allegations of physical and sexual abuse. In November 1997 Sir William Utting produced a valuable report on this subject, to which we shall make frequent reference. Our report aims to be complementary to Sir William’s rather than simply to replicate his findings. Our inquiry has had a somewhat different scope to his, in that where he deals very comprehensively with the issue of abuse, we have concentrated on other areas where we believe that the interests of looked-after children are neglected and that the care system is currently failing those children. These areas include assessment, planning and review, training of staff, the rights of the child, education, physical and mental health, training of staff and after-care.
2. Our inquiry is a resumption of one begun by our predecessor Committee in the last Parliament. That Committee conducted a major inquiry into health services for children and young people, and produced four reports on this subject at the start of 1997. In February 1997 they began taking evidence on a distinct but related topic, that of services for children looked after. They held four oral evidence sessions, and received written evidence. Shortly before the Dissolution of Parliament, they issued a Special Report urging the Health Committee in the new Parliament to resume this unfinished inquiry, commenting that “we consider that this is an inquiry of major importance, and we have been deeply concerned and troubled by much of what we have heard from our witnesses”.
3. The present Committee was nominated in July 1997. At our first meeting we discussed whether to continue our predecessors’ work on looked-after children. Despite the fact that there had been a considerable turnover in the membership of the Committee (with a new Chairman, and only two Members out of 11 who had served on the old Committee), we were unanimous in deciding to resume the inquiry.
4. The terms of reference of the original inquiry were as follows:-
“The Committee will review services for children looked after by local authority social services departments in England. The Committee will consider such issues as:
(1) the personal and health needs of children being looked after by local authorities and the extent to which good outcomes are achieved by local authorities, in collaboration with other agencies;
(2) the role that foster care, residential care and other services should play for children being looked after by local authorities;
(3) the management, staffing and organisation of children’s residential homes and fostering services; and
(4) follow-up care and training for children after the age of 16.”
We re-adopted these terms of reference. In addition to the topics outlined above, as our inquiry progressed we found ourselves devoting much attention to the specific issue of the education of looked-after children.
5. Our predecessor Committee took oral evidence from the Association of County Councils, the Association of Directors of Social Services, the Association of Metropolitan Authorities, the Children’s Society, First Key, the Who Cares? Trust, British Agencies for Adoption and Fostering, the National Foster Care Association, the British Association of Social Workers, UNISON and the then Parliamentary Under-Secretary at the Department of Health (DoH), Mr Simon Burns MP, with DoH officials.
6. Between November 1997 and January 1998 we held a further six oral evidence sessions, taking evidence from academics (Professor David Berridge, Professor Roger Bullock, Ms Hedy Cleaver, Professor Mike Stein, Dr Harriet Ward and Professor Dorothy Whitaker); social services departments (Birmingham, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Shropshire and Wigan); individual foster carers, adoptive parents and young people who had formerly been in care; Sir William Utting CB and two members of his inquiry team; and the present Parliamentary Under-Secretary at the DoH, Mr Paul Boateng MP, with DoH officials.
7. In addition, in February 1998 we held a joint evidence session with the Education Sub-Committee of the Education and Employment Committee, at which evidence was taken from the Rt Hon David Blunkett MP, Secretary of State for Education and Employment. The Sub-Committee participated in this session as part of their inquiry into the education of disaffected children, and their report on this subject contains conclusions relating to the education of looked-after children. We believe that the two committees’ co-operation over this issue is an example of the way the select committee system can be flexible in exploring matters with inter-disciplinary and inter-Departmental implications.
8. During the course of the inquiry we visited children’s homes in Birmingham, Kensington and Chelsea, Shropshire and Wigan, and met staff and young people at the homes as well as foster carers and others. We also visited a secure unit (St John’s, Tiffield, Northamptonshire).
9. We received a large amount of written evidence from organisations and individuals. All the oral evidence taken in this inquiry (both before and after the General Election), and a selection of the written evidence, is published in the companion volume to this report. We are very grateful to all our witnesses.
10. We wish to express particular thanks to our Specialist Advisers. They were Professor Jane Aldgate, Chair of Social Work and Director of the School of Social Work, University of Leicester, Mrs Rosemary Arkley, formerly Inspector in the Social Services Inspectorate, Department of Health, and Mr Chris Davies, Director of Social Services at Somerset County Council.
11. The origins of public provision for deprived children can be traced back to the Elizabethan Poor Law. The modern statutory framework, however, was created following the recommendations of the Curtis Committee, set up in 1944 to inquire into the methods of providing for children deprived of a normal home life. The Committee criticised the way that central government responsibility for such children was diffused among several departments, and found that standards of care were poor, even Dickensian. The Committee proposed a new and unified system which would have the aim of providing substitute care which would equal loving family care as nearly as possible. It also emphasised the importance of training in child care. The Central Training Council in Child Care was set up in 1947.
12. The Curtis Committee’s other recommendations were embodied in the Children Act 1948. This imposed on local authorities, under the general direction of the Home Secretary, a duty to provide care for children deprived of a normal home life, as long as this was consistent with their welfare. Each local authority was to set up a Children’s Committee and appoint a Children’s Officer to take charge of a Children’s Department with undivided responsibility for the care of such children. The Act required local authorities to exercise their powers so as to further the child’s best interests and afford him or her opportunity for the proper development of his or her character and abilities. The Act emphasised fostering as the preferred form of substitute care, and gave powers to authorities to continue assisting young people after they had left care. It provided no other means of assisting families other than the reception of their children into care.
13. The 1948 Act was concerned with providing care for children with the consent of their parents, or for children who had no parents. Children who were neglected or ill-treated or in “moral danger” could be committed to the care of a local authority under the Children and Young Persons Act 1933 and other legislation. These two routes into local authority care were unified in the Children and Young Persons Act 1969. The Local Authority Social Services Act 1971 integrated separate local authority departments, including Children’s Departments, into Social Services Departments (SSDs) which were intended to serve the needs of the family as a whole, being responsible for the old, handicapped and mentally ill as well for children. Increasing emphasis was placed on support for the family and preventive work (the Children and Young Persons Act 1963 had, for the first time, given local authorities powers to spend money on help and support to families in order to prevent reception into care). Central government responsibility for social service matters rested with the Department of Health and Social Security (DHSS).
14. In 1975 Parliament passed a Children Act which contained provisions relating to care proceedings, adoption, custodianship and the treatment of children in care. The provisions of the Act were implemented in stages over the next 10 years. Various measures relating to children in care were consolidated into the Child Care Act 1980.
15. In 1984 our predecessors, the Social Services Committee, produced a detailed report, Children in Care, which examined policy and practice in regard to children looked after by local authorities, voluntary organisations or other bodies other than their families. The report recommended that the DHSS establish a working party on Child Care Law. This recommendation was accepted, and the review which followed led, via a White Paper, to the enactment of the Children Act 1989, which forms the basis of current child care policy and practice.
16. The Children Act radically altered the legislative framework of services for children. The Government’s intentions for the Act were set out in their first review of its operations, submitted to Parliament in 1992:
“the Act is a charter for children. Its overriding purpose is to promote and protect children’s welfare and in so doing it draws together and simplifies previous legislation to produce a practical and consistent code. … It seeks to strike a balance between the rights of children to express their views on decisions made about their lives, the rights of parents to exercise their responsibilities towards the child, and the duty of the state to intervene where the child’s welfare requires it. Central to the philosophy of the Act is the belief that children are best looked after within the family with both parents playing a full part and without resort to legal proceedings.”
17. The Act introduced a new responsibility for social services authorities to identify children in need, provide pro-active support and, where possible, prevent them from having to be looked after away from home. Children in need were defined as those with disabilities and those whose health and development were at risk unless services were provided. The Act empowered social services to ask other agencies to help provide those services. It recommended local authorities to draw up jointly produced Children’s Services Plans.
18. The Social Services Committee examined the contents of this legislation during its passage through Parliament, and issued a short report broadly welcoming it, and noting that the great majority of the recommendations made by the Committee in 1984 had been accepted and incorporated in the bill. The Children Act came into force in October 1991.
19. Running in parallel with these developments in legislation over the past decade has been a deepening sense of public concern prompted by evidence of widespread physical and sexual abuse in children’s homes. Several major public inquiries have taken place. They included inquiries into abuse at the Kincora boys’ hostel in East Belfast (1989), the ‘Pindown’ regime in Staffordshire children’s homes (1991), Castle Hill School (1991), Ty Mawr former approved school in Gwent, Feltham Young Offenders’ Institution (1993) and Leicestershire children’s homes (1993). A tribunal of inquiry is currently investigating allegations of abuse in children’s homes in North Wales.
20. Lord Justice Butler-Sloss’s recommendations following her judicial inquiry into allegations of child sexual abuse in Cleveland led to the issue of revised Government guidelines on the detection and prevention of child abuse, and the Children Act 1989 strengthened the safeguards for children living away from home. Nonetheless, as the spate of allegations continued, it became apparent that further action was needed. Following the ‘Pindown’ report in 1991, the Secretary of State for Health commissioned Sir William Utting, who had recently retired from the post of Chief Inspector of Social Services, to examine “the broader context to the management and control of children’s homes”. Sir William’s report, Children in the Public Care, was published later in that year. Following the conviction of Frank Beck on child abuse charges, also in 1991, the Secretary of State set up a Committee of Inquiry, chaired by Mr Norman Warner, to examine, among other issues, the selection and recruitment methods for staff working in children’s homes. The Warner Report, entitled Choosing with Care, was published in December 1992. Most of its recommendations were accepted in principle by the Government, although not all have yet been put into practice by local authorities.
21. In June 1996 the Prime Minister announced the setting up of the Review of Safeguards for Children Living Away from Home, conducted by Sir William Utting with a small team of seconded civil servants. The review was commissioned, in Sir William’s words, “as a result of continuing revelations of widespread sexual, physical and emotional abuse of children in children’s homes over the preceding 20 years”. This second Utting Report, People Like Us, was published in November 1997.
22. In a statement in the House, the Secretary of State for Health, the Rt Hon Frank Dobson MP, said that People Like Us was “a most serious report and the Government are taking it most seriously”, adding that it “presents a woeful tale of failure at all levels to provide a secure and decent childhood for some of the most vulnerable children”. He announced that the Government would set up a ministerial task force, headed by himself, and containing also expert advisers from outside the Government, to prepare a detailed Government response to the report, following widespread consultation with outside agencies and the public. This task force would assess the resource implications of the Utting proposals. The Secretary of State promised to put forward a “clear, affordable and enforceable” programme of policy and management changes “to deliver the safer environment to which children living away from home are entitled”. A DoH consultation paper on ways of improving inter-agency co-operation in regard to child protection was issued in February 1998. The Ministerial task force met for the first time in March 1998. No formal timescale has been set for the completion of its work. It is not yet clear whether the Social Services White Paper expected in the summer of 1998 will report on the outcome of this activity.
You all knew what was happening in north Wales. You all knew. No-one came to help us during the Waterhouse Inquiry, even as more and more psych patients were found dead.
I put it to you M’Lud that these people just cannot do it. We need to scrap the lot of them and stop wasting our time and money now. As this barrister and judge knows damn well.
On account of Carlo being a member of the gwerin and the gwerin containing a great variety and number of people (see post ‘Meet The Gwerin!’), I’m using this, the occasion of Carlo’s 70th, to write a post about just some of the gwerin who have contributed to keeping the show on the road re Dafydd and the gang whom I really should have mentioned by now but who have not had the attention that they deserve through pressure of blogging. Think of it as the equivalent of a medley.
Making his first appearance on ‘Service Shenanigans’ is David Vivian Penrose Lewis, 1st Baron Brecon (1905-1976). Lewis was born in 1905, the son of Alfred William and Elizabeth Mary Lewis of Talybont-on-Usk, Breconshire. He was educated at Monmouth School and left at the age of 16 when he left to work with his father, who owned stone quarries and slag merchants. Vivian Lewis made a considerable contribution to the development of the quarrying side of the business, which became the largest and most advanced in Wales.
At a young age, Vivian Lewis showed an interest in local politics when he was elected to Brecon Rural District Council in 1938. He obtained a seat on the Breconshire County Council in 1946, giving up his Rural District Council seat in 1949. Lewis was a Conservative and served as Chairman or President of a number of local Conservative organisations: Talybont-on-Usk Conservative branch, 1935-50; Brecon and Radnor Conservative Association, 1947-51; Brecon and Radnor Young Conservatives, 1949-56. In 1956 Vivian Lewis became Chairman of the Welsh Conservatives.
Vivian Lewis knew Beata Brookes, a much loathed member of Dafydd’s gang who ended up as the Tory MEP for north Wales, 1979-89. Beata came from a wealthy Denbighshire farming family of which the male members were all freemasons. She joined the Young Conservatives at the age of 15 in the mid-1940s and became national Vice-Chairman. After her stint with the Young Conservatives, Beata joined the grown-ups clubs and was elected to the National Union of Conservatives and Unionist Associates. In 1955 she was elected as a Conservative Councillor for Rhyl Urban District Council.
Beata Brookes studied at UCNW and then worked as a social worker for Denbighshire County Council. In 1963 the Conservative Government appointed Brookes to the Welsh Hospitals Board, the authority directly responsible for the North Wales Hospital Denbigh. She remained in that post for eleven years, whereupon Brookes became a member of the new Clwyd Health Authority, which took over the running of the North Wales Hospital. Brookes also served on the Social Services Committee in Clwyd, on the Family Practitioners Committee, on a number of other healthcare bodies and took a leading role in virtually every charidee for disabled people in north Wales.
Beata Brookes was one of the lynch pins in a huge prostitution/trafficking ring run by corrupt professional people which targeted children and vulnerable people in north Wales and she became involved with it at a very young age. Brookes was procuring young people for sex work with the elites by the time of the Profumo Affair and Dafydd and Lucille were involved in it by then as well. Beata Brookes’ attempt to get herself elected as the Tory MP for Clwyd North West in 1983 resulted in a civil war within the Tory Party in north Wales in which Cecil Parkinson at Conservative Central Office did not dare intervene although he was asked to, because everyone involved was on board with Dafydd and the gang. See previous posts. The war resulted in the later leadership challenge to Thatch from Sir Anthony Meyer, who was the key person battling with Brookes. When I first blogged about all this, I presumed that Meyer was trying to remove a people trafficker from circulation. Sadly not, Sir Anthony was a member of the gwerin himself, but he just hated Beata Brookes. Meyer had actually teamed up with Heseltine and was hoping that Heseltine would step forward to challenge Thatch as well if Meyer stood, but Heseltine held back until 1990. The whole situation began to explode as Mary Wynch headed toward the Master of the Rolls and Alison Taylor and I refused to shut up about the criminality in north Wales as well. For further information on Beata Brookes, Anthony Meyer et al, see previous posts.
One of Beata Brookes’s partners in crime was Peter Walker, who like Brookes entered Tory politics as a teenager and in 1958 became the Chairman of the Young Conservatives when he was in his mid-20s. Walker was the Tory MP for Worcester, 1961-92. He served in Ted Heath’s Gov’t as Minister of Housing and Local Gov’t, 1970, Secretary of State for the Environment, 1970–72 and Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, 1972–74. It was under Ted Heath’s Gov’t that Dafydd’s gang’s speciality in rent boys in particular bloomed and the violent, extreme sexual abuse of boys in Bryn Estyn as well as in other institutions in north Wales was wilfully ignored at Gov’t level.
Although Peter Walker was considered a Tory wet, under Thatch he served as Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, 1979-83, Secretary of State for Energy, 1983-87 – during which time he led the charge against the NUM – and Secretary of State for Wales, 1987-90. It was a puzzle to some political commentators as to why Thatch had tolerated the wet Walker in her Cabinet. It was because he knew all about Dafydd’s gang in north Wales and colluded with and concealed their crimes. Walker was at MAFF when UCNW’s Dept of Agriculture, a hive of activity of Dafydd’s gang, effectively bankrupted the College; he used his knowledge of the trafficking gang in Wales that was led by Well-Respected People to shaft the NUM and break the 1984-85 Miners’ Strike and then he continued covering up all the crap – and murders – as Secretary of State for Wales. See previous posts.
Walker and his mate Beata knew the member of the gwerin (see post ‘Meet The Gwerin!’) which was Lord Kenyon, a Tory peer who was President of UCNW, 1947-82. Kenyon’s interests, like Beata’s, were agriculture and healthcare; his son Thomas Tyrell-Kenyon was known to be sexually abusing boys in care in north Wales yet Thomas never faced any charges. Lord Kenyon was Chairman of Clwyd Health Authority, the most senior Freemason in north Wales, a County Councillor, a member of the North Wales Police Authority, a JP and many other things besides. See previous posts. Brookes, Walker and Kenyon knew exactly what was going on in north Wales and ensured that it continued.
Peter Walker was a ‘determined supporter of the hospice movement’, becoming a Patron of St Richard’s Hospice in Worcester when it was founded in 1984. He campaigned for greater NHS support for the hospice movement. During a Lords debate in 2000, Lord Walker stated: “Anyone who visits hospices and meets the volunteers – the people running them and guiding them – will recognise their unique spiritual and compassionate contribution to the health service.” I presume that Walker’s pioneering and leading role in the hospice movement explains why in north Wales, St David’s and St Kentigern Hospices were established and are run by Dafydd’s gang (see previous posts). I have noticed that hospices in other parts of Wales and the wider UK are not always run by the sort of people whom should be left to care for the dying in spite of all the rhetoric about volunteers infused with spirituality.
Brown had a grandmother who used to cause Brown, Brown’s brother and I much entertainment by telling everyone that she wanted ‘a place in a hospice’, because she thought that hospices were up-market old folks’ homes rather than places where one went to die. We didn’t realise at the time that hospices were run by paedophile gangs and crooks, but there does seem to be a problem. Furthermore, not so long ago St Margaret’s Hospice in Taunton was embroiled in scandal, so it’s just as well that Brown’s gran never got through the doors.
I’m probably missing something obvious but I cannot understand how Peter Walker the People Trafficker found hospices a source of raw meat/blood on which to gorge, but he obviously did. See previous posts for more information on Peter Walker.
Vivian Lewis was also well known in mid-Wales as a keen sportsman; he was President and Captain of the Crickhowell cricket team and a rugby player with both the Abergavenny team and Crawshay’s XV, formed by his friend, Captain Geoffrey Crawshay.
Dafydd’s gang’s great friend Sir Tasker Waktins, the ‘Greatest Living Welshman’, war hero, corrupt lawyer and judge, Law Lord, Deputy Lord Chief Justice, President of the Welsh National School of Medicine and many more things (see previous posts), was an enthusiastic rugger bugger throughout his life and was President of the Welsh Rugby Union, 1993-2004. Some rugger buggers are harmless but those who enjoy wrestling-with-each-other-in-oil-while-drunk-and-naked-to-show-that-they-are-not-at-all-gay do cause much trouble and many such specimens are to be found in medical schools. The rugger buggers are very loyal to each other as a result of all the drunken bonding and they have an extensive network which extends outside of the UK. The staff of Bryn Estyn were nearly all associated with Wrexham Rugby Club and the association between Bryn Estyn and the Rugby Club was so close that vacancies at Bryn Estyn were advertised in the Rugby Club. The one female member of staff at Bryn Estyn was also involved with Wrexham Rugby Club.
Graham the zany Python and Top Doc rugger bugger who qualified at Bart’s, prosecuted for the sexual abuse of underaged boys? No, that never happened…
Gay??? Max??? But he sang all those songs about going to Twickers with the lads…
‘There were three of us in this marriage.’ There were about 53 of them actually…
Capt. Geoffrey Cartland Hugh Crawshay (20 June 1892 – 8 November 1954) was a Welsh soldier, social benefactor and rugger bugger. Geoffrey Crawshay was born in Abergavenny and a descendant of Richard Crawshay, the ironmaster who oversaw the first major expansion of Cyfarthfa Ironworks.
Crawshay was educated at Wellington College and later University College of South Wales (which evolved into Cardiff University) before taking up an apprenticeship at an ironworks in Cwmbran. In 1914 he joined the 3rd Battalions of the Welch Regiment before being transferred to the newly formed Welsh Guards. Crawshay remained with the regiment until 1924 creating many social societies, including the Welch Guard Choir and the regiment rugby team. On leaving the armed forces, Crawshay ran as a Liberal candidate in several south Wales constituencies, but after failing to win a seat he left politics behind and moved on to social work.
Crawshay had always shown a strong connection to the Welsh rugby players living in England, often travelling to Oxford and Cambridge Universities, inviting Welsh undergraduates to breakfast, in an attempt to recruit new rugby talent. In 1922, Crawshay was invited to bring a team to play against Devonport Services RFC. The resulting team banded together as Crawshay’s Welsh RFC, an invitational team who still play to the present day.
Some of Crawshay’s proudest honours were the Eisteddfod prizes won by his military choirs. Crawshay was a member of the Gorsedd of the Bards – as were/are so many of the paedophiles’ friends – with the bardic name ‘Sieffre o Gyfarthfa’ and was a mounted Herald of the Bard. Crawshay was not a Welsh speaker from childhood, so learned the language as an adult to fulfil his bardic duties.
Dafydd boasted a great deal about his links with the Gorsedd. I believe that his bardic name was ‘Twm Hen’ (‘Old Tom’), taken from the masterpiece drawn by a Hergest Unit patient in 1993, ‘Old Tom Meets Pussy Brandt’.
‘We didn’t know.’
Then why did the Hergest patients spend so much of their time taking the piss out of it all???
I even had some of the artwork on the wall of my house. Visitors would come in and roll around laughing, instantly recognising the subjects of the portraits. And on one occasion, Jeff Crowther the nursing officer at the Hergest Unit, observed that Dafydd’s willy should have been drawn as a far smaller appendage and with an incontinence device attached to the end of it. You were an inspiration Jeff, your suggestion was indeed followed…
Sadly Jeff’s own wife, an Angel who later got a job as a lecturer in the Psychology Dept at UCNW, died at the hands of Dafydd’s gang. Jeff’s wife was an enthusiastic Women’s Morris Dancer and after her cremation, her mate Nicky Heinersdorff, a GP in Bethesda, another Morris Dancer, led a Morris Dance in tribute to Jeff’s wife. Heinersdorff was one of those who refused to blow the whistle on Dafydd’s crimes. As was Jeff. Jeff was subsequently threatened with murder by one of Dafydd’s ‘substance abuse patients’ and had to go into hiding. Jeff then left north Wales. Heinersdorff continued to practice as a GP with the gang and some years later, as the on-call out-of-hours GP, refused to go out and see a patient who was having a heart attack, although the man was one of her own patients who had a long history of heart problems. He died. This man lived about 10 mins walk down the hill in Rachub from Heinersdorff’s own house. That man was my former next door neighbour who had, over a period of years, witnessed what had happened to me and others at the hands of Dafydd’s gang. He was denied medical help after the gang had launched their attack on my PhD supervisor, the VC of Bangor University and escalated their attacks on Brown and I after we began publishing about the mental health services.
Nicky Heinersdorff’s victim had numerous connections which had left him with knowledge of gang members. This was well-known because he was friendly and chatty. As a young man he had done a degree in botany at Manchester University, where he had been taught by Peter Greig-Smith, who later relocated to UCNW where Greig-Smith spent years as a Prof in the Dept of Plant Biology, when that Dept was staffed by many friends and relatives of the gang. Greig-Smith was a colleague/friend of the Cambridge botanist Prof Edred Henry Corner, who was Douglas Hurd’s uncle. See post ‘Additional Security Measures’. Hurd was one of the Home Secretaries who colluded with Dafydd and the gang’s criminality. Greig-Smith’s son, also called Peter, was a Top Doctor in Liverpool. The man who was left to die by Nicky Heinersdorff had also for years been a volunteer for clinical trials/experiments in the Dept of Psychology at UCNW/Bangor University.
Ron is buried in Coetmor Cemetary near Rachub, if anyone would like to visit the grave of a man who was rather more intelligent, erudite and had more integrity than the murdering bastards who run north Wales.
Yesterday the Welsh Gov’t announced that it would be giving another £39m to the NHS in Wales to help it cope with ‘winter pressures’.
Ah the doctors they were wonderful! You can’t complain can you!
Indeed not, you’ll soon be dead if you do.
Heinersdorff’s husband was a builder and the Bethesda builders all had a massive scam which they were working in collaboration with the building societies in Bangor, to force people applying for mortgages to undertake expensive, unnecessary work on houses. See post ‘Meet The Gwerin’. I’m fairly sure that the estate agents in Bangor knew what was going on as well. One of the estate agents, Karen, who worked in Reeds and Rains in Bangor at the time later went to do an archaeology degree at Bangor University. Karen stayed on for a PhD and then secured a bit of lecturing work in the Dept where the VC of Bangor University Merfyn held his Chair, which was teaming with gwerin who had close links with Dafydd and the gang, when the gwerin were trying to force Merfyn out of his job.
Ron’s widow lives on her old age pension and supplements her income by selling her art work. GPs are some of the most highly paid people in Wales, which is why Heinersdorff only needed to work two or three days a week, yet still had a higher income than virtually anyone else in Rachub. Except for Ioan Bowen Rees of course, the Chief Executive of Gwynedd County Council, who was employing the social workers who neglected and abused their clients in Rachub. Heinersdorff now benefits from the very generous Top Doctors’ pension arrangements. Her pension will be more than the incomes of many people in Rachub who are of working age.
Give ’em a bit more Vaughan or Fings Will Break…
The Crawshay family married into the Huxley family in the early 20th century. The Huxleys were friends with Bertrand Russell and Sir Clough Williams-Ellis’s crowd in the Llanfrothen/Croesor area of what is now south Gwynedd, who knew about – and sometimes utilised the services of – Dafydd’s gang and, before Dafydd arrived on the scene, those who preceded Dafydd, Beata Brookes, Peter Walker etc, such as Gwynne the lobotomist. See previous posts eg. ‘So Who Was Angry About What?’ and ‘The Village’.
Rupert Crawshay-Williams, the great-grandson of Thomas Henry (T.H.) Huxley, wrote ‘Russell Remembered’, an account of Russell’s life of thinking and socialising and dropping in for afternoon tea with Clough and generally living the life of Riley while Gwynne and Dafydd destroyed the lives of their less privileged neighbours. It is a fascinating book and one which drops the names of many paedophiles’ friends from an earlier era.
A member of the gwerin doing a bit of philosophising:
A Leather Brogue Chelsea Boot. The sort of thing that a Well-Dressed Man might wear:
Thomas Henry Huxley, known as ‘Darwin’s Bulldog’ for his defence of Darwin’s work, ‘The Origin Of Species’.
Julian Huxley, when Fellow of New College, Oxford, 1922:
Sir Julian Huxley (1887–1975) was the first Director-General of UNESCO. He was Secretary of Zoological Society, Co-founder of the World Wildlife Fund and President of the British Eugenics Society.
The Duke of Edinburgh is the Patron of many organisations, including WWF and the Duke of Edinburgh Award. The Duke was the first President of WWF-UK from its foundation in 1961 to 1982, and President of WWF-International from 1981 to 1996. He is now President Emeritus for WWF.
HRH Carlo’s father was famously promoting the WWF while he enjoyed a bit of hunting.
Get that panda:
Many of the Top Docs who worked at the Maudsley when Dafydd and his colleagues ‘trained’ there were members of the British Eugenics Society.
Julian Huxley co-authored with H.G. Wells.
Julian’s brother Aldous is famous for writing ‘Brave New World’, which when Louise Brown was born in 1978 people stated was ‘about test-tube babies’. At the end of the book the hero in ‘Brave New World’ is found hanging, although Dafydd’s gang don’t feature in the story.
Aldous also experimented with mescaline and wrote ‘The Doors Of Perception’ as a result.
Here are the Doors Of Bryn Estyn; of course no-one can believe what those boys said about what happened to them there because they were just a load of drug addicts:
Aldous Huxley’s only child was Matthew Huxley (1920-2005). Matthew was an author, educator, anthropologist and prominent epidemiologist. His work ranged from promoting universal health care to establishing standards of care for nursing home patients and the mentally ill to investigating the question of what is a socially sanctionable drug. Didn’t he do well!
Andrew Huxley (1917–2012), another of T.H. Huxley’s grandchildren, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for studies of the CNS, especially the activity of nerve fibres. Huxley’s work was carried out on the Atlantic squid, a creature with tentacles that get everywhere. Andrew was the second Huxley to be President of the Royal Society, the first being his grandfather, T.H.Huxley, because being President of the Royal Society, like mental illness, is Genetic. Sir Andrew Huxley’s education and work took place mostly at Trinity College, Cambridge and UCL. That was probably Genetic as well.
Here is the man who inherited such superior strands of DNA:
Sir Andrew Huxley
Jessie, the eldest daughter of T.H. Huxley, married Frederick Waller, who became architect to the Dean and Chapter of Gloucester Cathedral and unofficial architect-in-chief to the Huxley family. Sir Clough Williams-Ellis was an architect, he was memorably described as having built Portmeirion from a few bits and pieces that he found lying about in his back garden.
One of the victims of Dafydd’s gang whom I knew in Bangor in the 1980s and 90s was a man called Trevor Tunstall. Trevor had been one of the architects who had worked on the Bull Ring Centre in Birmingham in the 1960s and knew much about the civic corruption in Birmingham at that time, which was linked to the network of those we know and love in north Wales (see previous posts). People liked to believe that Trevor was a nutter but Trevor was in reality an intelligent man who knew much about the wrongdoing in Bangor University, especially that in the Psychology Dept and Trevor could name names as well, along with details of the crimes. Including Dafydd’s corrupt practices in relation to the abuse of the Army pensions system.
The man who wrecked Trevor’s life and credibility was Dr Tony Francis. Francis sectioned Trevor and detained him in the North Wales Hospital Denbigh. Trevor was then offered a bed in ‘High Pastures’, one of Dafydd’s nursing homes. After admission Trevor noticed much wrong at ‘High Pastures’ and he was also presented with a bill for a great deal of money, far more than he had been led to believe. So Trevor discharged himself. He was subsequently refused all care and treatment after Tony Francis declared that ‘there is nothing that anyone can do for him’. Trevor and I made friends in the late 1980s and began exchanging experiences. Then a police officer in Bangor told Trevor that I was mad and dangerous and told me that Trevor was mad and dangerous. Trevor and I made friends all over again when we realised that we had both been told lies about each other and we exchanged a lot more information. At one point – although I only found out about this later – Trevor visited local solicitors in Bangor, including my solicitor Alwyn Jones and told them that he was very concerned at what was happening to me at the hands of the mental health services. But no-one took any notice because Trevor was mad. Then I told a few people that I was worried about what was happening to Trevor, but no-one took any notice, because I was mad.
Trevor died some years ago after being mad for decades. There are however Bangor grads about who knew Trevor because the students thought that Trevor was a bit of a laugh and used to invite him to their parties and they did not simply dismiss him as mad… I presume that one such Bangor grad is not Danny ‘Slumdog Millionaire London Olympics 2012 Wheel Me Out Whenever Dafydd’s Gang Needs Good PR’ Boyle.
Jessie and Fred had a son, Noel Huxley Waller, and a daughter, Oriana Huxley Waller. Noel became Colonel of the 5th Gloucesters and succeeded his father as architect to Gloucester Cathedral. and had five children from two marriages. He married, first, Helen Durrant, with Anthony, Audrey, Oriana and Letitia as children. Then he married Marion Taylor, with daughters Marion and Priscilla.
Oriana married E.S.P. Haynes, an Eton and Balliol scholar – although he wasn’t a Fellow of All Souls like all the best people are, he didn’t do too badly because Ted Heath went to Balliol – who became a dedicated divorce law reformer. They had three daughters, one of whom was Renée. Renee married Jerrard Tickell and they had three sons. One son is Crispin Tickell.
Sir Crispin is a member of the gwerin who has served the paedophiles’ friends in his capacity as Chef de Cabinet to Woy Jenkins, when Woy the member of the gwerin who gave long and loyal service to Dafydd’s gang was the President of the European Commission, 1977–1980. Sir Crispin was British Ambassador to Mexico, 1981–1983; Permanent Secretary of the Overseas Development Administration (now DfID), 1984–1987; British Ambassador to the UN; Permanent Representative on the UN Security Council, 1987–1990; Warden of Green College, Oxford, 1990-97. Sir Crispin is Director of the Policy Foresight Programme of the James Martin Institute for Science and Civilization at Oxford University. He is the President of the UK charidee Tree Aid, ‘which enables communities in Africa’s drylands to fight poverty and become self-reliant, while improving the environment’. Sir Crispin has many interests, including the early history of the Earth. Read all about it on this blog Sir Crispin, including the paleo-archaeology of the gwerin. See previous posts for more information re Sir Crispin and Woy.
The daughter of Sir Crispin’s brother Patrick is Dame Clare Tickell, Chief Executive of Action for Children, the new name for NCH (the National Children’s Home) which needed rebranding when it became public that many of those involved with it were paedophiles, including the Patron, George Thomas. In 2011, Clare Tickell’s brother, Adam, was appointed PVC at Birmingham University. Birmingham University grew out of Mason Science College, which Thomas Huxley formally opened in 1880. Professor Adam Tickell became VC at the University of Sussex in 2016.
Now here’s an interesting fact. Merfyn Jones went to Sussex University when he was a student because he took the view that Oxbridge was full of a load of moribund old stuffed shirts who were scratching each others backs. There’s no escape Merfyn, not even to Sussex, they are myriad, they are legion. Furthermore, as someone who left a comment on this blog recently observed, the stuffed blouses are every bit as bad as the stuffed shirts. What we need is Diversity! Let’s have some Wimmin! Now who’s wife/daughter/bedfellow is in need of a job???
Geoffrey Howe’s wife, who is also related to HRH’s wife Camilla:
Meri Huws, bedfellow of Alun Pugh AM, Andrew Davies AM and, it is said Rhodri Morgan FM. Meri’s highest qualification however is her previous job as a Gwynedd community social worker, while the gang abused the kids in care, including in the Ty’r Felin children’s home in Bangor, on Meri’s patch:
Henry Huxley, the youngest son of T.H. Huxley, trained as a Top Doc at Bart’s, along with so many others who served as umbrellas for Dafydd and the gang. Henry married Sophy Stobart, an Angel. Sophy was the daughter of a landowning and churchgoing Yorkshire family who were somewhat nervous of a connection with the son of a famous infidel, T.H. having maxed out on being an agnostic. Thus family meetings were held to smooth feelings and avoid difficulties. Everything must have been sorted though, because after the nuptials the couple were set up in London, with a medical practice for Henry. Henry and Sophy had five children: Marjorie, Gervas, Michael, Christopher and Anne.
A shooting party in Scotland, 1907:
Back row: Henry Huxley; Gervas Huxley. Front row: Anne Huxley; Netty Huxley; Dighton Pollock.
Gervas, the eldest son of Henry Huxley, fought in WW I and received the Military Cross on the first day of Passchendaele for capturing prisoners whose presence showed the arrival of a fresh German Guards Division. In 1939 Gervas was recruited to help set up the wartime Ministry of Information. After the war he sat on the Executive Committee of the British Council. Gervas’s second marriage was to Elspeth Grant (1907–1997) in 1931. Elspeth had grown up in Kenya and was a friend of Joy Adamson.
Joy Adamson’s life and adventures with Elsa the lion were of course immortalised in the film ‘Born Free’. Although things weren’t quite as they were portrayed in ‘Born Free’. Joy Adamson, who had studied medicine, was reputed to be a very confrontational woman who was discussing Uganda with numerous people other than her husband – George Adamson was Joy’s third husband, her second husband had been a botanist – and treating the servants very badly. So much so that the servants really hated her. At one point, in order to raise money for the lions, Joy Adamson offered to have sex with the highest bidder. It’s not as if she was coerced into doing that by Dafydd et al, it was free will, but it was nonetheless the sort of thing that wasn’t mentioned on ‘Blue Peter’. When Joy Adamson was found dead in 1980, the world’s headlines screamed that she’d been killed by her Beloved Lions. It transpired that the Beloved Lions had been framed by the servants who had murdered Joy Adamson because they had had a bellyful and they had constructed a scene to make it look as though it was the lions wot did it. If only Adamson’s servants had employed the services of Dafydd’s gang, with Dr Donald Wayte as the pathologist, Dewi Pritchard Jones as the coroner and Huw Daniel as the judge, those lions would have gone down for that. In 1989, Joy’s husband George was murdered as well, but that was by Somali bandits and it couldn’t be blamed on the Beloved Lions.
The person who starred in ‘Born Free’ was Virginia McKenna:
When I worked at St George’s Hospital Medical School, one of the most obnoxious members of staff who enthusiastically joined in the efforts to force me out when I refused to withdraw my complaint about Dafydd and the gang, with whom St George’s had links, was a researcher called Mandy Leigh. Mandy was mates with Virginia McKenna’s family and was involved with their conservation and fund raising activities. Other highlights of Mandy’s biography were her subjecting a visiting Yugoslavian doctor to a hate campaign because the doctor had a hormone disorder which caused a distortion in her voice, so Mandy referred to her as Eaglet and every time the Yugoslavian doctor entered the room Mandy would start making loud croaking noises; and Mandy having sex with Richard Penketh, a Top Doctor, in the lab during working hours, while Penketh gave her the list of names of the other staff that he wanted to shag. Penketh proved to be such a liability in terms of his relentless sexual harassment of staff who were not consenting a la Mandy and his failing of professional exams, that St George’s stated that they would ‘pass him on’, but not within London. They were going to give Penketh to Wales, ‘because that’s where we send all the really bad doctors’. Richard Penketh is indeed now working as a consultant gynaecologist at the University Hospital in Cardiff and he also has a private practice at the Spire Hospital. When the paedophiles’ friend Dr Brian Gibbons was the Welsh Gov’t Health Minister, he gave Penketh an award for excellence.
Ah the doctors they were wonderful! We mustn’t complain!
Hey ho Gibbons you worthless turd:
With deepest love Gibbons!!! On behalf of George.
After Elspeth married Gervas, she wrote White Man’s Country: Lord Delamere and the Making of Kenya.
Biographers have sometimes noted the occurrence of mental illness in the Huxley family. T.H. Huxley’s father became “sunk in worse than childish imbecility of mind” and later died in Barming Asylum; brother George suffered from “extreme mental anxiety” and died in 1863 leaving serious debts. Brother James was at 55 “as near mad as any sane man can be”.
T.H. Huxley’s favourite daughter, Mady (Marion), who became the first wife of artist John Collier, was troubled by mental illness for years. By her mid-twenties it was becoming clear that she was not sane and was getting steadily worse (the diagnosis is uncertain). Huxley persuaded Jean-Martin Charcot, one of Freud’s teachers, to examine her with a view to treatment; but soon Mady died of pneumonia.
As a young apprentice to a physician, T.H. Huxley was taken to watch a postmortem dissection. Afterwards he sank into a ‘deep lethargy’ and though he ascribed this to dissection poisoning, Cyril Bibby and others have suggested that emotional shock precipitated a clinical depression. On the third voyage of HMS Rattlesnake in 1848, a voyage mostly to New Guinea and the NE Australian coast, including the Great Barrier Reef, Huxley experienced months of serious depression.
T.H. Huxley had periods of depression at the end of 1871, alleviated by a cruise to Egypt and again in 1873, this time coincident with expensive building work on his house. His friends were alarmed and his Top Doctor ordered three months rest. Darwin picked up his pen, and with Tyndall’s help raised £2,100 for him – an enormous sum. The money was partly to pay for his recuperation, and partly to pay his bills. Huxley set out in July to the Auvergne and his wife and son Leonard joined him in Cologne, while the younger children stayed at Down House in Emma Darwin’s care.
Finally, in 1884 T.H. Huxley sank into another depression, and this time it precipitated his decision to retire in 1885, at the age of only 60. Today’s Top Doctors are usually go earlier than that. Huxley resigned the Presidency of the Royal Society in mid-term, the Inspectorship of Fisheries and his Chair as soon as he decently could and took six months’ leave. His pension was a fairly handsome £1500 a year.
This is enough to indicate the way depression (or perhaps a moderate bipolar disorder) interfered with T.H. Huxley’s life, but he was able to function well at other times.
The problems continued sporadically into the third generation. Two of Leonard Huxley’s sons suffered serious depression: Trevenen committed suicide in 1914 and Julian suffered a number of breakdowns. Of course, there are many family members for whom no information one way or the other is available, but both the talent and the mental problems would have interested Francis Galton: “The direct result of this enquiry is… to prove that the laws of heredity are as applicable to the mental faculties as to the bodily faculties”.
No matter how rough the Huxleys felt or to what degree their troubles were Genetic, they at least did not encounter Dafydd et al. Had they done so, there would have been no books, voyages to New Guinea or Nobel prizes from any of them.
I will now return to Vivian Lewis and Brecon and Radnorshire after that detour.
During the early 1950s, the Conservative Gov’t resisted the growing pressure for the establishment of the post of Secretary of State for Wales. The MP for Brecon and Radnorshire, 1945-70, was the Labour member Tudor Elwyn Watkins, Baron Watkins (9 May 1903-2 November 1983), who was a supporter of the Parliament for Wales campaign, along with the Windbags’ and paedophiles’ friend and member of the gwerin, Lord Cledwyn, the Labour MP for Anglesey, 1951-79 (see previous posts eg. The Cradle Of Filth’ and ‘How Much Greater Is A Man than A Sheep?’).
A tablet at the Brecon Beacons Mountain Centre, with references to Lord Cledwyn and Tudor Watkins:
Watkins was born at Abercrave and worked as a miner from 1917 until 1925. He served as a Labour Party constituency agent in Brecon and Radnorshire, 1925-33 and was the General Secretary to the Breconshire Association of Friendly Societies, 1937-48. Watkins was also a supporter of CND. He visited the Soviet Union in 1961 and Patagonia in 1965. This member of the gwerin was created a life peer in May 1972. Lord Watkins died on 2 November 1983. He was cremated and his ashes buried in the churchyard of St David’s Church, Llanfaes, Brecon. His wife’s ashes are also buried there.
The Brecon area, like Snowdonia, was/is a favourite location to which children were/are taken for outward bound activities, weekends, holidays etc. Kids in care are often considered to benefit from such activities and there were problems in the Brecon area with those children being targeted and molested. On 6 January 1976, Anthony David Taylor was convicted at Talgarth Magistrates Court on two offences of indecent assault upon boys staying at the Bryn Alyn Community. He was fined £20 for each offence. The conviction of Taylor will have only been the tip of the iceberg. A number of people who were involved with the abuse of children or concealed it, including Baroness Eirene White, the Labour MP for East Flintshire, 1950-70, Adrianne Jones, who was one of the advisers to the Waterhouse Inquiry and had served as Director of Social Services in a number of authorities which were sending kids in care to children’s homes in north Wales including the City of Birmingham and George Melly, who offered underaged boys money in return for sex when he stayed in Bangor after a gig at Theatre Gwynedd, all retired to the Brecon area. See previous posts.
Churchill created a post of Minister for Welsh Affairs to be held by the post of Home Secretary. Harold Macmillan altered this arrangement in January 1957 when he appointed Henry Brooke as Minister for Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs. Around the same time, the Council for Wales and Monmouthshire recommended the appointment of a Secretary of State for Wales, with executive responsibilities similar to those of the Secretary of State for Scotland. The Council’s recommendation was supported by the opposition parties and by a number of Welsh Conservatives.
By 1957 the weekend gatherings at Cliveden, the family seat of Bill Astor, 3rd Viscount Astor, were an established tradition. The gatherings involved an interesting mix, including call girls from disadvantaged backgrounds – some of whom were still in their teens and had been coerced into sex work when they were as young as 15 – members of the Royal Family, Gov’t Ministers and it is alleged Russian spies. Baroness Jean Trumpington, who’s friend Sarah aka Sally Norton was dumped by Bill Astor in 1953 after producing the required heir, was a regular at Cliveden. See post ’95 Glorious Years!’. It was Trumpers who, in her capacity as Thatcher’s Health Minister, appointed Jimmy Savile to the management task force of Broadmoor in the late 1980s. See post ‘Socio-Political Context Of The North Wales Mental Health Services In The 1980s’ and ‘A Pretty Classy Piece Of Operation’. After Bill Astor ditched Sally Norton, he married Phillipa Hunloke, but he soon moved on and in 1960 he married Bronwen Alun-Pugh, the daughter of a Welsh judge. Bronwen was a former model and faced accusations that she and her friends were little more than Welsh slappers who had the goal of bagging rich men.
“With a Little Help from My Friends”
Single by Joe Cocker
from the album ‘With a Little Help From My Friends’
If Bronwen was an upmarket slapper, that particular idea had probably been suggested to Bronwen during her formative years by her Elders and Betters. Bronwen went to school in Dolgellau, the town in which Ioan Bowen Rees, the CEO of Gwynedd County Council when Dafydd’s gang ran riot in the kids homes, grew up and went to school. Ioan’s dad was the English master of the grammar school in Dolgellau and there was just one years difference in age between Ioan and Bronwen. Ioan Bowen Rees’s mum had been one of the first students to study at UCNW – UCNW paved the way by accepting women students from it’s very establishment before most universities did. Ioan’s father also went to UCNW and held office in the Students Union while he was there. For more information on Bronwen, see post ‘In Memoriam – Bronwen, Lady Astor’.
Henry Brooke, Baron Brooke of Cumnor (9 April 1903 – 29 March 1984) served as Macmillan’s Chief Secretary to the Treasury and Paymaster-General, 1961–62 and – following the “Night of the Long Knives” — as Home Secretary, 1962–64. So Henry was at the centre of the action when the Profumo Affair erupted, covering Macmillan’s Gov’t and his class in general with crap. Henry Brooke was a classmate of Rab Butler – another mate of Trumpers, from Trumpers’ days in Cambridge when Rab was Master of Trinity College, Cambridge, 1965-77 – at Marlborough College. Brooke then went to Balliol and taught there for one year.
Brooke worked at a Quaker settlement for the unemployed in the Rhondda, 1927–28. After a year on ‘TheEconomist’, Brooke became one of the original members, and subsequently Deputy Chairman, of the Conservative Research Dept, 1929–37, under the Chairmanship of Neville Chamberlain. By the 1960s, the Conservative Research Dept was notorious for being staffed by predatory gay men and some of them had been employed there for years.
Brooke served as the Tory MP for Lewisham West, 1938-45. He was elected to the London County Council in 1946 and served as Conservative leader on the Council until 1951, continuing to serve on the Council and the Hampstead Borough Council until 1955. Previous posts have mentioned how numerous people who sat on the London County Council colluded with the abuse of children, including Jim Callaghan’s wife Audrey. Brooke was the last Deputy Chairman of the Southern Railway before nationalisation, 1946-48. Brooke returned to Parliament in 1950, and entered Churchill’s Gov’t in 1954 as Financial Secretary to the Treasury, serving under Rab Butler and Macmillan when they were Chancellors of the Exchequer.
Brooke continued in this job until 1957, when he became Minister of Housing and Local Gov’t and Minister of Welsh Affairs in Macmillan’s Gov’t, entering the Cabinet.
As Minister for Welsh Affairs, Henry Brooke caused anger throughout Wales through his crucial support of Liverpool Council’s bid to secure Westminster’s approval of an Act of Parliament to flood Cwm Tryweryn in Meirionydd – in order to create a reservoir to provide water for the city of Liverpool – thereby by-passing Welsh local authority opposition to the scheme. The flooding of Cwm Tryweryn resulted in the villagers of Capel Celyn being forcibly removed from their homes because the village was going underwater. There was a great deal of bad feeling and much was made by members of Plaid that Capel Celyn was a Welsh speaking village. Dafydd was involved with the Tryweryn campaign. Dafydd was a medical student at Liverpool at the time and he forged links with Irish Republican activists, travelling to Ireland to visit them, to gain knowledge and experience of violent methods of activism, including the use of explosives. By that time, Dafydd had found out that young people from Wales were being exported to England as sex workers and he began cultivating the company of corrupt professional people in Liverpool who would later assist him when he cranked up the people trafficking in a big way after he had qualified as a Top Doctor.
Nice work GMC, a people trafficking drug dealer who was mates with armed terrorists and you stood and watched it all for decades despite hundreds of complaints, police investigations, Public Inquiries…
Here’s Ioan of the Gwerin:
Largely in response to the protests over Tryweryn, Henry Brooke subsequently attracted investment to Wales, including such projects as the Severn Bridge, the steelworks at Llanwern, and the Heads of the Valleys Road.
Can anyone see North Wales hidden in the picture? Because I can’t. But then if the north Wales economy had been anything to boast about in the 1970s, 80s and 90s, Dafydd and the gang would not have been able to reign supreme as a result of them holding all of the scarce professional jobs in the region.
Some critics have maintained that Brooke was one of the worst Home Secretaries of the twentieth century. In the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Philip Knightley-Smith wrote, of Brooke’s two years at the Home Office: ““His declared priorities were to confront the crime wave and to reduce prison over-crowding by a new building programme: but his deliberative pragmatism was ill-suited to his new responsibilities…He was involved in one rumpus after another, and became widely reviled.”
Brooke was plunged into controversy at the very beginning of his term of office because of his initial reaction to the case of Carmen Bryan, a 22-year-old Jamaican woman and first offender, who pleaded guilty to petty larceny (shoplifting goods worth £2) and was recommended for deportation by Paddington Magistrates Court. Brooke’s acquiescence to the court order and Carmen’s six-week detention in Holloway Prison pending deportation was seen widely as both unnecessary and unjust. Neither bail or the opportunity to appeal were offered directly to Carmen. Standing firm, Brooke told the Commons, “I think it would be a great act of injustice if I were to stand in the way of her returning to Jamaica. I am not prepared to look at this case again”. Parliamentary outrage and the media spotlight combined to force a speedy review where, four days later, Brooke recanted, freeing Bryan and allowing her to remain. Deportations for misdemeanours were subsequently suspended. There had been more than eighty recommendations for deportation in the seven weeks following the Conservative Gov’ts introduction of the Commonwealth Immigrants Act (1962).
Now, Sir Henry has made it clear, you’ll be back on the next boat, although there may be a little weekend job for you at Cliveden if you’re interested…
Brooke received unprecedented criticism on ‘That Was The Week That Was’ on the BBC in 1962–63, which called him “the most hated man in Britain” and ended a mock profile of him with the phrase “If you’re Home Secretary, you can get away with murder”. You can if you are a Top Doctor as well, as Graham Chapman, who worked with and was friendly with many of those who starred in TWTWTW, knew by witnessing what his colleagues at Bart’s got up to.
Chapman came from Leicester where his father was a policeman. By the time that Chapman was growing up, the abuse ring in Leicester that later linked up to Dafydd et al in north Wales was established.
Brooke was also involved in the passage of various new anti-drug laws, including ones banning possession of amphetamines and the growing of cannabis. The hippies in Bethesda always maintained that it was Henry Brooke’s mishandling of drugs legislation that caused such problems with class A drugs and criminalised so many harmless people. Dafydd however did really well out of it, as the hippies used to point out. After all, they knew what Dafydd was doing.
As the final arbiter in death penalty cases Brooke was the last Home Secretary to allow a death sentence to go ahead.
Sir Alec Douglas-Home kept Brooke in office as Home Secretary when he became PM in October 1963 and his last 12 months in office, which saw the introduction of the Police Act 1964 and the creation of a Royal Commission on Crime and Punishment, attracted much less controversy.
Brooke lost his seat in 1966. He was created a life peer as Baron Brooke of Cumnor in July 1966 and acted as a Conservative front bench spokesman in the House of Lords until 1970. The onset of Parkinson’s disease then led him to retire gradually from public life.
Brooke married Barbara Muriel, the daughter of the Rev Alfred Matthews, a Welsh Minister in 1933. After having started a family, Brooke entered politics in 1948, when she became a member of Hampstead Council, a seat that she held until 1965; she also was a Joint Vice-Chairman of the Conservative Party from 1954-64. She had also been active in a number of health organisations in her lifetime, including being a member of the North West Metropolitan Regional Hospital Board from 1954–66, Chair of The Queen’s Institute of District Nursing from 1961–71 and the North London Hospital Management Committee from 1963-66. Babs knew about Dafydd and the gang and a great deal more.
In 1964, Babs was made a life peer as Baroness Brooke of Ystradfellte. See previous posts for details of the many roles and activities in which Babs helped Dafydd and the gang out.
Lord Henry Brooke of Cumnor died in 1984, aged 80. One biographer has written of him: “He was a quiet, friendly, honest and steadfast man, who was regarded by his detractors as a cruel, deceitful, ogre. His gentle, affectionate memoir of his father Leslie Brooke and Johnny Crow (1982) belies the public’s view of him”.
The dreadful Babs died in September 2000, aged 92. She clung onto life until the Waterhouse Report had been safely published and the cover-up completed.
Here is Babs and she’s not going to listen to any nonsense about that nice Dr Jones, who has been very good to those boys, no-one else would have bothered with them:
Whether Gentle Henry and Babs were any relation of Professor Oliver Brooke, the paedophile paediatrician at St George’s Hospital Medical School who was rescued from prison in the summer of 1987 by Lord Chief Justice Geoffrey Lane himself, I do not know. But Henry and Babs did have four children:
Peter Leonard Brooke, later the Lord Brooke of Sutton Mandeville, who was the Tory MP for the Cities of London and Westminster, 1977-2001 and served in the Cabinet under Thatch and John Major. Among other posts, Brooke was Chairman of the Conservative Party, 3 July 1987 – 24 July 1989 and Secretary of State for N Ireland, 24 July 1989 – 10 April 1992. Brooke did of course conceal the crimes of Dafydd et al and the rest of the Westminster Paedophile Ring. See previous posts for the full lowdown on Brooke.
Sir Henry Brooke, (died 2018), a judge and Lord Justice of Appeal. Sir Henry was a member of Inner Temple, as was Lord Elizabeth Butler-Sloss, who concealed the extent of the crimes of Dafydd and the gang’s associates in Cleveland (see post ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas And The Culprits Were Named’) and was the sister of Lord Michael Havers, who was Attorney General under Thatch and actively blocked the prosecution of ‘VIP’ paedophiles, including the diplomat Sir Peter Hayman. Sir Simon Hughes, who went to school in Brecon, qualified as a barrister and spent many happy years as the Lib Dem MP for Bermondsey ignoring the trafficking of numerous children by Southwark Borough Council to children’s homes in north Wales over years, was a member of Inner Temple. Southwark was on the doorstep of the Maudsley, which was full of Dafydd’s mates who were covering up for the gang in north Wales. One of those was Dr Jim Birley, who also established community programmes for psych patients in Southwark. Birley was mates with Lord David Ennals, who for years was a leading light in MIND while Dafydd was involved with that organisation. Ennals also concealed the crimes of Dafydd et al when he was a Minister in the Home Office, a Minister in the DHSS and as Secretary of State for the DHSS. Ennals’ brother Martin was Secretary-General of Amnesty International and had links to numerous people who colluded with Dafydd, as does David Ennals son Sir Paul Ennals. See previous posts eg. ‘The Battle For the Labour Party’s Soul’.
Honor Leslie Brooke, married Dr. Thomas Nigel Miller.
Margaret Hilary Diana Brooke, married Dr. James Pulfer.
On 3 December 1957, Macmillan’s Cabinet agreed to appoint a Minister of State for Welsh Affairs and to develop further measures of administrative devolution. Vivian Lewis was appointed Minister of State for Welsh Affairs on 12 December 1957 and he was created a hereditary peer as Baron Brecon of Llanfeugan, Brecknock, on 30 January 1958.
With Beata Brooke’s mate Vivian Lewis as Minister of State to the Cabinet Minister with responsibility for Welsh Affairs and Lewis in the Lords as well, I imagine that it was party time.
The astonishment which greeted the appointment was recorded by ‘The Economist’: “How an obscure Brecon County Councillor, visiting London (in his tweed suit) for the University Rugger match, was called to Downing Street to be made a baron and a Minister of State, represents one of the most curious political appointments since Caligula made his horse a consul. Mr. Lewis, the gentleman concerned, has shown engaging frankness about the unexpectedness of his appointment; he owes it, of course, to the fact that he combines some Welsh mystique, and probably the organising ability that often accompanies that mystique, with the very rare attribute of also voting Conservative.”
I can’t see much wrong with wearing a tweed suit, that’s a matter of personal choice and as the old gits on ‘The Economist’ knew, people of that era in rural areas always wore a tweed suit if they were dressing up in their best, no-one’s going to bother with a top hat and tails in Brecon. Had those on ‘The Economist’ spent less time sneering at the bumpkins and more time doing their jobs, they’d have known that the man from Brecon in a tweed suit had been given a peerage because he was a member of the gwerin’s trafficking ring which supplied Welsh wenches (and Welsh boys) to the Royals, Gentry and Gov’t Ministers of England and furthermore he knew where the bodies were buried.
Besides Vivian Lewis’s obscurity, the other objections against the new Minister were that his role was imprecise and that he lacked executive power. He was to assist Henry Brooke in bringing forward specific devolution of tasks from central Gov’t and he was to be based in Cardiff. The appointment did not satisfy the Council for Wales and Monmouthshire which produced a further report on 18 April 1958; in a tart reply, the PM commented “Nor do I share the view of the panel – indeed, it would surprise me to learn that the people of Wales generally shared it – that the new post of Minister of State for Welsh Affairs occupied by Lord Brecon is valueless to Wales”.
Indeed, the sex workers of Wales had never had it so good. There were excellent opportunities for them in England.
The Lord Boothby
Bob Boothby was a Tory politician who had an affair with Harold Macmillan’s wife, Dorothy. Bob Boothby had affairs with a great many other people as well and utilised the services of rent boys. Boothby was friends with Ronnie and Reggie Kray.
The risks were high for the sex workers in the event of exposure, as Christine Keeler discovered. In the wake of the Profumo Affair, Christine was the only person who went to prison. She was 19, had been sexually assaulted by her mother’s male friends when she was 15 and when she was 17 had given birth to a baby who had lived only days. Shortly before the media explosion, Christine had gone into hiding because she was so frightened of one of the men who was an associate of the criminal gang who had introduced her to the Cliveden set. She was also attacked at home. Keeler later pleaded guilty to charges of perjury before Sir Anthony Hawke, the Recorder of London and in December 1963 was sentenced to nine months’ imprisonment. Hawke was a member of Middle Temple, as was Ronnie Waterhouse. Hawke didn’t die until 1964, so Ronnie will have known him. The Home Secretary when Christine was jailed was one Henry Brooke.
The other casualty of the Profumo Affair was Stephen Ward, an osteopath who really was screwed over by those who had asked him to provide them with young women. The official story is that Ward killed himself, but he was certainly helped on his way in that endeavour by some Top Docs. See previous posts.
Jack Profumo took a great deal of flak and was on the receiving end of a lot of How Very Dare Yous, but he subsequently rehabilitated himself by spending many years Working For The Poor Of The East End as a result of his involvement with Toynbee Hall. With which more than a few paedophiles’ friends were involved. By the time that Jack Profumo was doing his charidee work dahn in the East End, Dafydd’s gang were operating in the area.
‘The Guardian’ never published a word about any of it, although they assisted Dafydd’s gang when the gang was in need of help in the early 1990s by publishing fallacious allegations about a Bangor University sociologist who had spilt the pints of the gwerin.
Polly famously joined the Gang of Four in the SDP and Poll stood unsuccessfully for election as an SDP candidate. Dr Death knew some of the Top Doctors in north Wales who were involved with Dafydd’s gang and every member of the Gang Of Four knew about the serious criminality with which Dafydd et al were involved. See post ‘We’ve Been Expecting You…’
The Lord Boothby
In his first month in Ministerial office, Lord Brecon had visited north Wales three times; on the third occasion, he undertook an analysis of the problems facing the slate quarrying industry and on the same day found himself both 1000 ft up a mountain as he toured the Dinorwic Quarry and 1000 ft underground at the Oakley Quarry in Blaenau Ffestiniog.
After all, Lord Brecon’s family business Owned Quarrymen.
Within a few months of his appointment, Lord Brecon was involved in the establishment of the Development Corporation for Wales, which was launched by Lord Brecon and Sir Miles Thomas, the Corporation’s Chairman, on 17 September 1958. The corporation was an organization of Welsh industrialists, ‘free from Gov’t control and finance’. These activities reflected Brecon’s background in industry and led to little comment. Why are we not surprised? When Lord Brecon was appointed, he agreed, in answer to public criticism, that he did not speak Welsh but understood a certain amount. He promised that he would take steps to ensure that he was more confident in his knowledge of the language.
Lord Brecon’s appointment was made against the background of the controversy over the Secretary of State, which led to a number of resignations from the Council for Wales and Monmouthshire and the ensuing emasculation of that body and of the very bitter controversy over Tryweryn. In view of this, it is surprising that he did not anticipate the controversy that would arise over the appointment of another member of the gwerin, Mrs Rachel Jones, as the BBC’s Welsh Governor.
Rachel Jones was the wife of the Dean of Brecon and she had spent a number of years in Australia where her husband held positions in Perth; she had little knowledge of Welsh affairs or the Welsh language. The Dean of Brecon and his wife were close friends of Lord and Lady Brecon. There was a great public row over the appointment, which gave both Brooke and Brecon a very uncomfortable time; a joke reported that the BBC now stood for Brooke, Brecon Club. Mrs Jones also bagged the job of Chairman of the Broadcasting Council for Wales.
Lord Brecon served as Minister of State to Ministers for Welsh Affairs Henry Brooke 1957-1961; briefly to Charles Hill 1961-62; and to Sir Keith Joseph, 1962-64.
Lord Charles Hill was the Lord Haw-Haw of Top Doctors. Charles Hill was born in Islington and was educated at St Olave’s Grammar School in Southwark. He won a scholarship to Trinity College, Cambridge and continued his medical studies at the London Hospital. Hill became Deputy Medical Officer of Oxford in 1930. He became Assistant Secretary of the BMA from 1932 and was Secretary, 1944-50.
During WW II, Charles Hill served as the “Radio Doctor” became part of the Ministry of Food’s programme, “Kitchen Front”, every morning from 1942. This was a disguise for propaganda on behalf of the Gov’t.
Hill was the BMA’s Secretary when the NHS was introduced in 1948. He was one of the Top Docs who held Nye Bevan over a barrel and ensured that GPs did not simply become salaried employees.
Hill was elected as the Conservative and National Liberal MP for Luton in 1950. Hill was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food in 1951. He became the Postmaster-General (a non-Cabinet Ministerial position with responsibilities that included broadcasting) in 1955; during his period in office Hill publicly berated the BBC for its reporting of the Suez Crisis. In May 1956, Hill attempted to formalise the existing agreement by which discussions or statements about matters before Parliament could not be broadcast in the fortnight preceding any debate (the ‘fourteen-day rule’). However, the Suez Crisis rendered this policy unworkable in practice and the government agreed to its suspension at the end of the year. Hill, who had been uneasy about the implications of the rule for freedom of expression, was relieved.
From 1957 to 1961, Hill was Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and from 1961 he was Minister of Housing and Local Gov’t and Welsh Affairs but he lost his place in the Cabinet in the ‘Night Of The Long Knives’ reshuffle in 1962.
Hill was appointed as the Chairman of the ITA in 1963, where he continued his hostile attitude towards the BBC. He was created a life peer in 1963. In 1967, Hill announced that all the ITV contracts were all to be re-advertised, because he was concerned about the large profits being made by the major companies and their lack of regional identity. This resulted in a radical reorganisation of the ITV network.
Hill succeeded Lord Normanbrook as the Chairman of the BBC Governors, 1967–1972, having been appointed by PM Harold Wilson, to “sort out” the Corporation. His appointment as BBC Chairman surprised the BBC’s Governors and several resigned. Wilson encouraged Lord Hill to be active in Editorial decisions. Hill had a difficult relationship with the DG of the BBC, Hugh Greene and he eventually forced Greene to resign in 1969. Greene later described Hill as a “vulgarian”. He had a quieter relationship with Greene’s successor, Charles Curran. Hill retired from the BBC in 1972 and died in 1989, aged 85.
Hill married Marion Spencer Wallace, with whom he had two sons and three daughters. See previous posts for more information on Charles Hill.
Harold Wilson was well aware of the Westminster Paedophile Ring and the role that Dafydd et al were playing in it. Wilson also knew that George Thomas was a child molester but Thomas was a real crowd puller for the Labour Party in south Wales, so Wilson remained on excellent terms with him and used to lead his election campaigns with Thomas in south Wales. Wilson utilised the Top Doctors to the maximum in concealing the Westminster Paedophile Ring, he knew that they were the key to keeping the lid on it.
Keith Joseph also concealed the Westminster Paedophile Ring. Joseph’s seat was in Leeds at Jimmy Savile HQ and he knew that there were strong links between the gang in Yorkshire and Dafydd’s gang in north Wales. When Joseph’s was in the DHSS in Heath’s Cabinet, he appointed as his adviser Barbara Kahan, a senior social worker who had concealed abuse in Oxfordshire and in other regions before that.
Lord Brecon remained in the Gov’t when Sir Alec Douglas-Home became PM in 1963. With Keith Joseph’s assistance, Lord Brecon promoted, with a view to the investiture of the Birthday Boy the Prince of Wales, the appointment of Major Francis Jones as Wales Herald Extraordinary.
When he left office in 1964, Lord Brecon resumed a directorship with Television Wales and West Ltd. Lord Wyn Roberts who spent years as a Minister in the Welsh Office covering up Dafydd’s doings, was the son of a Nonconformist Minister and Wyn spent his early career as a journo with TV stations covering Wales and the West Country. See post ‘The Cradle Of Filth’.
Lord Brecon joined the board of Powell Duffryn, which had purchased his family’s firms in January 1964 and took on other company appointments. Lord Elwyn-Jones’s brother Idris Jones worked as Research Manager for Powell Duffryn. Idris was also a rugby enthusiast. While at college Idris was captain of the rugby team at Aberystwyth and a member of Cambridge University Rugby XV. He played flanker for London-Welsh and Llanelli Rugby Clubs and also for the Barbarians. He played for Wales against England, France, Ireland and Scotland and was captain on one occasion. Idris was a prominent active member of Welsh societies in London and was Vice-President of University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, 1963-71. IdrisJones died in 1971, a Bachelor who had not been blessed with children. See post ‘Lest We Forget’ for more gen on Idris.
Lord Brecon was one of the four Assistant Commissioners for Wales, appointed on 9 September 1969 to assist the Commission on the Constitution in the examination of regional problems. From December 1972 to the summer of 1973, Lord Brecon was nominated to the Conservative delegation to the European Parliament where he was placed on the Economic and Transport Committees. In the European Parliament, he raised questions on Welsh matters.
Lord Brecon was Chairman of the Welsh National Water Development Authority from 1973 to his death, a period which included the very dry summer of 1976. In this role, he relied heavily on the Authority’s officials.
The gwerin who assist Dafydd and the gang are strangely attracted to the water industry. T.M . Hadyn Rees, a friend of Ronnie Waterhouse and the man who was the Chief Exec of Clwyd County Council while if anything the abuse of children in care of Clwyd was even worse than it was in Gwynedd, was Chairman of the Welsh Water Authority, 1977-82. Hadyn Rees was a member of the Severn Barrage Committee, 1978-81 and a member of the National Water Council, 1977-82. Ann Beynon, another member of the gwerin who is a UCNW graduate and sat on the Council of UCNW for years, is Senior Advisor for Welsh Affairs for Severn Trent Water. Ann Beynon was previously BT’s Director for Wales. As a student Ann was a leader of NUS Wales and established a Gay Branch in NUS Wales. Ann is married to Leighton Andrews, who is a former AM and served as the Welsh Gov’ts Education Minister.
Lord Brecon aka Vivian Lewis was a man of energy ‘with a strong sense of public duty’. He married Mabel Helen, the daughter of John McColville of Abergavenny, on 19 April 1933; they had two daughters. He died at his home, Greenhill, Cross Oak, Brecon on 10 October 1976 and his barony became extinct.
Lord Brecon’s funeral service was held at Llanfeugan Church. His memorial service was attended by John Morris, the Secretary of State for Wales and by leading figures in the public life of Wales and in the Conservative Party was held at Brecon Cathedral on 23 October 1976.
Lord John Morris has been one of the bestest friends to Dafydd and the gang that they could have ever asked for. Morris is an Aber and Cambridge graduate who worked as a barrister on the corrupt Chester and Wales Circuit. Morris was a member of Gray’s Inn, as was Dafydd’s big umbrella Sir William Mars-Jones, a friend and senior Chambers colleagues of Ronnie Waterhouse. John Morris was Labour MP for Aberavon, 1959-2001 and Secretary of State for Wales, 1974-79, under Wilson and then Callaghan. Morris is such a useful member of the gwerin that when Miranda became PM, he got Morris out of mothballs and appointed him Attorney General for England and Wales and for N Ireland, 1997-99. While the Waterhouse Inquiry took place…
Lord Morris was President of the London Welsh Trust, which runs the London Welsh Centre, Gray’s Inn Road, 2001-08. He is also a Council member of HRH Carlo’s initiative The Prince’s Trust.
You get to dress up in some impressive gear when you’re a member of the gwerin:
The Lord Morris of Aberavon
KG PC QC
Lady Brecon (8 May 1910 – 4 September 2005) was active in the public life of Breconshire. She followed her husband as a member of the Brecon Rural District Council and was both a Justice of the Peace and a High Sheriff in the county. Lady Brecon was appointed C.B.E. in 1964 for political and public services in Wales.
Lord and Lady Brecon had a daughter who was a member of the gwerin who married another member of the gwerin, whom I shall blog about soon…
Now here’s something interesting. When Carlo attended a special ceremony at Bangor University some years ago, the gwerin seemed to believe that Carlo was going to Bangor to depose Merfyn, the VC. I don’t know why the gwerin had drawn this conclusion but they most definitely had and that was why some of the gwerin turned up to the ceremony. A member of the gwerin was good enough to tell me that ‘if Merfyn Jones’s blood is going to be on the carpet, I want to be there to see it’. This member of the gwerin was a member of the Council of Revolutionaries who had been meeting regularly with Professor Eric Sunderland – a previous Principal of UCNW and a well-camouflaged paedophiles’ friend himself who had saved the gang’s bacon on many occasions – and were imploring Eric to Get Rid Of Merfyn. I attended the ceremony too, not because I wanted to see Carlo do anything untoward to Merfyn but because Events at Bangor University were sufficiently entertaining to usually be worth attending, the gwerin could always be relied upon to provide the Cabaret. They’d have probably burst into a rendering of ‘Tomorrow Belongs To Me’ if they thought that they could have got away with it.
However, there was no blood on the carpet at or indeed after the ceremony. Merfyn made a nice speech about the architecture of Top College and didn’t say anything to Carlo like ‘is it true that you murdered your wife?’ or ‘why did you tell Alison Taylor that you couldn’t get involved when she wrote to you in the late 1980s and told you that children in care in north Wales were being horrifically abused?’ or even ‘why did the whole damn lot of you go after Sally Baker and her friends when she and Brown complained about Gwynne the lobotomist who was employed in UNCW for years while you were Chancellor?’
The gwerin departed disappointed. Interestingly enough, the member of the gwerin who told everyone that he had turned up in the hope of seeing Merfyn’s blood on the carpet had told everyone for years that as a young man Carlo had been ‘AC/DC’ and that this was widely known. HOW anyone without first hand experience would ever have known I don’t know, but there you are Carlo, that’s what was being said. The member of the gwerin in question knew a great deal about Dafydd’s gang because his father had been a Top Doctor at the C&A Hospital in Bangor and had helped facilitate it.
That is a fact and a very interesting one.
There is something that Merfyn could have asked Carlo though. He could have asked him why on earth the person who was chosen to carry out the inquests on Di and Dodi, Sir Thomas Scott Gillespie Baker, had never carried out an inquest before in his life and had a particularly strong and sordid link to Dafydd’s gang, precisely his role in the Susan Brooke case.
In 1995, a woman called Susan Brooke hit the headlines. Susan Brooke had abducted a new baby from Ysbyty Glan Clwyd. The baby was discovered after 20 hours and the case never gained the UK-wide media attention that other cases of abduction of newborns gained during the late 80s/90s. In most of those cases, women who had abducted babies were given probation or were detained under the Mental Health Act. There was also a growing body of research suggesting that women who abducted new babies did not fit the profiles of ‘thieves’, but were often deeply distressed, had lost babies themselves through miscarriage, stillbirth or cot death and that treating them as wilful criminals was cruel and unproductive. There had been a TV documentary screened in the late 80s that explored the whole syndrome and featured a young woman who had I think miscarried, attempted suicide and then taken a baby from a maternity ward. She had been imprisoned by a judge who told her that she was a ‘wicked woman’. The case caused a furore and various practitioners were wheeled out to explain that this was a serious misjudgement. It was at this point that women who abducted babies began to be treated more humanely.
But not if they lived in north Wales. When Susan Brooke was discovered with the baby, she broke down, becoming incredibly distressed and stating that she only took the baby because she was frightened that her husband was going to leave her. It transpired that she had been in a mess for quite sometime, had been sterilised after having three children but had for some reason faked another pregnancy. It was claimed in Court that she had ‘duped’ her husband with a ‘fantasy pregnancy’ for 14 months no less, who had then demanded that she produce a baby or he would ‘drag’ her up to the hospital himself. At this point she stole the newborn.
The trial of Susan Brooke took place at Chester Crown Court. The Chester Crown Court where I faced trial on charges of numerous breaches of an injunction – which had itself been acquired on the basis of perjury – when Gwynedd Social Services attempted to imprison me. See post ‘Some Big Legal Names Enter The Arena’. That happened to me in Chester Crown Court in 1990. My documents demonstrate that Gwynedd Social Services then worked very hard behind the scenes for the next few years to take me back to Court for more alleged breaches of the injunction. So something was going very wrong in Chester Crown Court, indeed on the whole Chester and Wales Circuit. Susan Brooke faced trial in 1995.
Sir Thomas Scott Baker presided over Susan Brooke’s trial. After Brooke pleaded guilty to child abduction and bigamy (it was revealed that she had remarried whilst still married to her previous husband), Scott Baker jailed her for three years. It was reported that he said at the trial: ‘You are an accomplished, manipulative and determined liar and somehow succeeded in persuading those close to you that first you were pregnant and then had given birth. I am satisfied that you planned the abduction of this child with some care. You are not mentally ill. You bear complete responsibility for what you did and what you did was both cruel and wicked’.
So who was Scott Baker relying upon for ‘evidence’ as to whether Susan Brooke was mentally ill or was a lying cow who had deceived the world? None other than dear old Bryn Golau ward at Denbigh – that was where she had been sent for ‘assessment’ after her arrest. That’s the same Bryn Golau ward where I had been illegally held and assaulted by staff, where I had encountered a young woman who had been abducted and sexually assaulted by a number of men but had been taken to Bryn Golau rather than being given access to the police (see post ‘The Distressed Young Woman Who Vanished’) and the same Bryn Golau ward where staff lied about patients’ actions repeatedly in the wake of which untruthful psychiatric reports for Courts were produced. And where no complaints, no matter how serious, were ever investigated. Only Bryn Golau could have asked no questions about the mental state of a woman who had faked a pregnancy whilst she was bigamously married to a man who had demanded a baby and who had subsequently stolen one. Only Bryn Golau could have asked no questions about a husband who claimed to have been ‘duped’ by a woman with a fantasy pregnancy for 14 months – 14 months, how long did that man believe that pregnancy in humans lasts?? And how on earth was this husband ‘duped’ – didn’t he ever notice the cushion stuffed up her jumper or whatever wheeze that she was alleged to be utilising in order to fake a pregnancy? Only Bryn Golau could have asked no questions about a husband who sounded very intimidating who ordered his wife to produce a baby after her 14 month pregnancy. And only a judge on the Chester and Wales Circuit would have swallowed this load of cobblers and constructed Susan Brooke as a master criminal.
Other information provided about Susan Brooke suggested that she had probably been in the clutches of the child care and/or mental health services herself in north Wales before she got around to a rather hopeless attempt at abducting a baby.
Scott Baker also became notorious after he ordered that a mentally ill woman ‘with the mind of a child’ should be sterilised against her will – I wonder if that was based on another ‘assessment’ produced by Dafydd and the gang.
According to an article in the Torygraph, Scott Baker was chosen as the coroner for Di and Dodi’s inquest because it was felt that he was one of the few who could take on Michael Mansfield QC, who was acting for Mohammed Fayed. There is only one reason why Scott Baker could have had the upper hand on Mansfield. It was because Mansfield too knew what Dafydd and the gang were doing in north Wales and Scott Baker knew that Mansfield knew. Everyone else knew as well, but Michael Mansfield QC is the man with the reputation of taking on state corruption and abuse no matter how serious. After all, Michael Mansfield represented the Price Sisters on charges of terrorism when his own car had been blown apart by the bomb that they planted. But Michael Mansfield did nothing at all when I wrote to him in 1993 about Gwynedd Social Services, beyond sending me a reply thanking me for my letter. Neither did Mansfield mention that Risley Remand Centre’s medical wing was full of kids from care and psych patients from north Wales who were victims of Dafydd’s gang when Mansfield represented the inmates of Risley who had been charged with very serious offences when they held a riot in 1989…
For the full horror of the Susan Brooke case, see posts ‘So Who’s Path Had Susan Brooke Crossed?’, ‘More On The Susan Brooke Case’ and ‘ Update On Cases Of Susan Brooke And Sara Thornton’.
Sir Thomas Scott Baker is correctly referred to in English legal writing as Scott Baker, distinguishing him from his father, Sir George Baker, a former High Court judge who was President of the Family Division, 1971-79. One of his brothers, His Honour Judge Michael Baker, QC, was the Resident Judge at St Alban’s Crown Court.
Scott Baker was educated at Haileybury and Imperial Service College and studied at Brasenose College, Oxford. He was a member of Chorleywood Urban District Council, 1964-67. He married (Margaret) Joy Baker in February 1973. They had 2 sons and one 1 daughter together.
Scott Baker was called to the Bar at the Middle Temple in 1961 and practised in a range of legal areas, including family, finance cases and professional negligence. He knew Ronnie Waterhouse who was a member of Middle Temple and heard family cases.
Scott Baker became a Recorder in 1976, and was appointed a QC in 1978. He became a Bencher at Middle Temple in 1985. Ronnie was a Bencher and Treasurer of Middle Temple. Scott Baker was a member of the Warnock Committee, 1982-84, Chaired by Mary Warnock, none of whom had any idea of what Top Doctors were getting up to in fertility clinics. The Warnock Committee’s Inquiry led to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990. Which did not curb the excesses of the Top Doctors.
Scott Baker was appointed as a High Court judge in 1988 (and was styled Mr Justice Scott Baker) and allocated to the Family Division. He moved to the Queen’s Bench Division in 1993. He was Presiding Judge of the endemically corrupt Wales and Chester Circuit, from 1991-95, when members of the gang were repeatedly perjuring themselves in attempts to have me imprisoned. See eg. post ‘Some Big Legal Names Enter The Arena’.
Scott Baker was a member of the Parole Board, 1999-2002. Professor Robert Bluglass and Drs Colin Berry and David Mawson, all of whom lied to conceal the crimes of Dafydd and the gang, also sat on the Parole Board. Scott Baker was the Lead Judge of the Administrative Court, 2000-02. In 1999, he presided over the trial of Great Western Trains following the Southall rail crash in 1997. He dismissed charges of corporate manslaughter as there was no identifiable individual in the company who was also guilty of gross negligence, but levied a then-record fine for health and safety offences of £1.5m. Scott Thomas’s judgement was upheld on appeal. The same year, Scott Baker presided at the trial of Jonathan Aitken on charges of perjury following the collapse of Aitken’s libel suit against ‘The Guardian’.
Scott Baker was promoted in 2002, becoming a Lord Justice of Appeal. He was Treasurer of Middle Temple, in 2004.
In March 2011, Scott Baker was sworn in as a Justice of the Court of Appeal of Bermuda.
Scott Baker’s dad Sir George Gillespie Baker, (25 April 1910 – 13 June 1984) was President of the Family Division (formerly of the Probate, Divorce and Admiralty Division) of the High Court of Justice, 1971-79 and a Judge in the Division, 1961-1979.
Sir George served as Assistant Adjutant General on the British War Crimes Executive at the Nuremberg Trials, 1945-46, where he worked with and knew Lord Elwyn-Jones, someone else who spent years facilitating the crimes of Dafydd and the gang (see post ‘Lest We Forget’).
George Gillespie Baker was educated at Glasgow Academy; Strathallan School, Perthsire and Brasenose College, Oxford, where he later became an Honorary Fellow. He was called to the Bar received by Middle Temple in 1932 and would in later life become Treasurer of the Middle Temple in 1976. So he knew Ronnie Waterhouse as well. At the beginning of WW II Baker joined the Army and after a brief spell in the Queen’s Own Royal West Kent Regiment he was commissioned in The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) in 1940.
Baker served as Deputy Assistant Adjutant General at the War Office, 1941-42; Assistant Adjutant General with the Allied Force HQ, 1942-44, Colonel ‘A’ 15th Army Group, 1945 and Assistant Adjutant General on the British War Crimes Executive at the Nuremberg Trials, 1945-1946. After the war Baker resumed his career at the Bar, mostly on the then Oxford Circuit. He was Recorder of Bridgnorth, 1946-51, Smethwick, 1951-192 and Wolverhampton, 1952-61. He was appointed a QC in 1952 and served as Deputy Chairman of the Shropshire Quarter Sessions, 1954-71. Lord Kenyon who did so many favours for Dafydd’s gang was based in Shropshire, served as a JP and knew Sir George. Sir George was Leader of the Oxford Circuit for seven years until his promotion to a High Court Judge in 1961. There was long-standing organised abuse of children in Oxfordshire which was concealed by, among other people, Barbara Kahan and her husband, Top Doctor Vladimir Kahan. The Barbara Kahan who was appointed as an adviser to Sir Keith Joseph when Joseph served as Secretary of State for the DHSS in Ted Heath’s Gov’t. Keith Joseph also knew that UCNW was facilitating the Westminster Paedophile Ring…
Which might be why Thatch appointed Joseph as Secretary of State for Education and Science, 1981-86, while the Tories implemented big spending cuts on universities, including on UCNW. UCNW experienced a huge cut in its budget in 1981 and another one was promised, but the Tories backed off when one of the gwerin reminded a few people in Gov’t that the place was facilitating the paedophile ring which was delivering small boys to Sir Peter Morrison for him to hold sex parties with. Morrison was the Tory MP for Chester and his sister was Dame Mary Morrison, Women-of-the-Bedchamber to Carlo’s mum Lilibet. The President of Morrison’s Constituency Party Association was Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor, the Duke of Westminster, a close friend of Carlo’s.
Sir Thomas Scott Baker’s ‘deep personal integrity was founded on his staunch Presbyterian faith’. A great number of Presbytarians assisted Dafydd and the gang, they received excellent service from Presbytarians.
Sir Thomas Scott Baker is still alive, so perhaps he could explain why he decided that after a few years as a Lord Justice of Appeal that he fancied having a go as a coroner after Di and Dodi were killed. I’d like him to shed a bit of light on the extraordinary case of Susan Brooke as well, because it stank.
A few hours ago an article appeared on ‘Guardian Online’ reporting on an interview that Michelle Obama gave to ABC’s ‘Good Morning America’ breakfast show in which Michelle talked about the contents of her soon to be published book, ‘Becoming’. Which extracts from ‘Becoming’ were highlighted in particular? Well bugger me, it was Michelle’s revelation that her daughters were conceived by IVF and that she and Barack received marriage counselling.
When I first saw the article I thought ‘oh no, it’s another high profile female Western leader/celeb who has Opened Her Heart and Shared’ and my initial response was to feel a bit sad that Michelle Obama had felt it necessary to reveal confidential details of personal difficulties – she also talks about a miscarriage – when there was no need for her to do this.
I am of course aware that this blog describes some pretty bad experiences of my own, but I ended up doing this because for decades I watched people die and have their lives destroyed by some seriously dangerous people who remain at the top of the medical and other professions. Furthermore they just would not lay off me or those close to me, so they have got this blog. I have received some really thoughtful e mails telling me that it must have been incredibly hard for me to have relived what we went through while writing the blog. No, it has been fine, because I have excluded the worst experiences and as a result of my academic interests I have placed emphasis on the sociological, historical and political context of the events. I took the view that such an approach was more worthwhile than an account of ‘My Hell’. ‘My Hells’ are simply received with an ‘ah, bechod!’, or an ‘ooh she’s a strong woman’ and a comment about slipping through the net. I and others did not slip through the net, the net was pulled to one side to ensure that we hit the concrete. Fortunately for me I bounced, but many more people hit the concrete and it killed them. Which was the purpose. I hope that I have shown on this blog that hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of vulnerable people were actively forced into the clutches of a vicious criminal network by the welfare state over many, many years, that it was concealed at Gov’t level by successive Govt’s and that no-one has been held to account.
Then I re-read the ‘Guardian Online’ article about Michelle’s interview and I noticed something more than another Woman Opening Her Heart. Michelle’s comments to ABC were an advert for the medical establishment. No, I am not on the Grassy Knoll, bear with me…
Hours before Michelle gave that interview to ABC, I wrote my post ‘The Point Is To Change It’, in which I expanded on the most appalling criminal conspiracy on the part of numerous people, including some in Very High Places, to destroy an honest man, Merfyn Jones, the former Chairman of the Betsi Caladwaladr University Health Board in north Wales, because he challenged those who had facilitated a VIP/Westminster Paedophile Ring and years previously his late wife did as well. So desperate were people who had been accessories to very serious crime that the conspiracy ended in corrupt professionals employed in the UK’s NHS allowing patients to die in order to destroy this man’s reputation, after he took on the unenviable task of Chairing that deeply troubled Health Board which employed numerous people who had facilitated the criminal gang who neglected, abused and killed vulnerable people.
The Guardian Online tells us that ‘America’s first black first lady reveals she her and her husband, Barack Obama, sought marriage counselling and struggled to get pregnant after she suffered a miscarriage. They underwent in vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatments to conceive daughters Malia and Sasha…Obama also says she will “never forgive” Trump for peddling false conspiracy theories about her husband’s birthplace which, she says, put her family’s life in danger from “wingnuts and kooks”…Obama said she felt “lost and alone” after a miscarriage 20 years ago. “I felt like I failed because I didn’t know how common miscarriages were, because we don’t talk about them. We sit in our own pain, thinking that somehow we’re broken….It’s important to talk to young mothers about the fact that miscarriages happen...The biological clock is real … egg production is limited. I realised as I was 34 and 35, we had to do IVF. I think it’s the worst thing that we do to each other as women, not share the truth about our bodies and how they work.”
Michelle, women DO ‘share the truth about their bodies’, they ‘share the truth’ quietly and in confidence with people whom they feel able to trust, usually close friends or relatives. The people who are not ‘sharing the truth’ about women’s bodies are the legal and medical professions. Michelle Obama is a former lawyer and hospital administrator. The truth about IVF, including the success rates or the soundness or otherwise of the techniques used, has not been shared with women, or at least the women who are patients. The truth not having been shared has recently been borne out by the many reports etc detailing the numerous ways in which desperate, trusting patients have been fleeced, reports of which Michelle Obama will be well aware. But IVF is a very, very profitable business which has come under severe attack recently…
Gee, what better advert at a difficult time than the First Black First Lady – and one with such enviable arms as well, there’s no bingo wings on Michelle!!! – telling the world that her two lovely, clever daughters, who received that little dog as a present when their dad Became America’s First Black President, were conceived by IVF!
In terms of not Sharing The Truth, is Michelle aware of the recent vaginal mesh scandal, in which women were positively encouraged to insert a device into their bits which caused lifelong injury to many of them? The possibility of that happening was known by the Top Docs who robustly promoted vaginal meshes but women were not warned. Vaginal meshes were promoted for use by women with incontinence problems. Michelle might be interested to know that one Truth that Top Doctors are reluctant to Share with women is the very common incidence of stress incontinence in middle aged women, particularly those who have given birth. It is so common that in previous generations, women considered mild stress incontinence as normal as greying hair or wrinkles, it was not something one even bothered to seek medical advice about. In more recent years, women experiencing this have been encouraged to Talk To Their Doctor and have been made to feel that they are suffering from something as bad as a recto-vaginal fistula. The loathed and unscrupulous Professor Stuart Stanton of St George’s Hospital Medical School (see previous posts) became a very rich man by performing pelvic floor surgery on rich, anxious women who had been convinced by Top Docs that there was something seriously disgusting about them. I await Michelle’s Sharing of her experiences of stress incontinence.
With regard to the Top Docs and the healthcare industry not Sharing the secrets of both women’s and men’s bodies, Dr David Healy has demonstrated that drug companies, including American drug companies, routinely withold data from clinical trials if that data reveals that women’s and men’s bodies could be damaged by the drugs concerned.
Medicine is an international business. Some of the British obstetricians and gynaecologists – as well as other Top Doctors – named on this blog as having been involved with the most serious misconduct have strong links with the US. Professor Geoffrey Chamberlain was Stuart Stanton’s colleague and until Chamberlain was caught up in a huge medical research fraud scandal in the mid-1990s, he was President of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and was waiting for his knighthood. Chamberlain spent 1965-66 working at the George Washington Hospital, Washington DC, USA. While he was working there, Chamberlain aborted late gestation foetuses by performing hysterectomies on women, conducted experiments on the live foetuses and then killed them after he had finished experimenting. Chamberlain published this work in the ‘American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology’, March 1968, it has been there for everyone to read for decades.
Chamberlain’s experiments almost certainly contravened US law at the time and I very much doubt that the women whom he operated on to gain access to those foetuses knew what was going to happen to them. The foetuses on which Chamberlain experimented would now be considered to be premature babies and they would receive neonatal intensive care. Chamberlain also concealed a huge sex trafficking ring with which his colleagues were involved/facilitating.
See post ‘Now Then…’ for further details of Chamberlain and his wrongdoing, including those experiments on live foetuses.
The UK’s most high profile fertility expert, Lord Robert Winston, was a friend and colleague of Geoffrey Chamberlain. In 1980, Robert Winston conducted research as Professor of Gynaecology at the University of Texas Health Science Centre at San Antonio. Together with Carol Readhead of the California Institute of Technology, Winston has been researching male germ cell stem cells and methods for their genetic modification at the Institute of Reproductive and Developmental Biology, Imperial College, London. Previous posts eg. ‘I Don’t Believe It’ have detailed some of the misconduct and research fraud perpetrated by staff at Imperial. Other posts have named senior academics at Imperial eg. Lord Brian Flowers who concealed and colluded with research fraud and the organised abuse carried out by Dafydd’s gang.
My post ‘I Passionately Believe’ discussed the ways in which successive General Secretaries of the RCN concealed and ignored patient harm, including the crimes of Dafydd’s gang. One such RCN President, 2001-07, was Beverley Malone, who was headhunted from her post in the US.
Here is the extract about Beverley Malone from ‘I Passionately Believe’:
Beverly Malone is the Chief Executive of the National League for Nursing in the US. Prior to assuming this position in February 2007, she served as General Secretary of the RCN in the UK from 2001, the year following the publication of the Waterhouse Report when there were many furious voices maintaining that Waterhouse was a huge cover-up. During Beverley’s time as the RCN, members of the RCN assaulted and injured me as well as other patients, lied about their actions when we made complaints and then perjured themselves in an attempt to have me imprisoned for a serious crime.
Beverly Malone was raised in rural Kentucky, in the segregated deep south of the US by her great grandmother. Malone obtained a Bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Cincinnati in 1970. From 1970 she worked as an Angel in New Jersey, obtaining a Master’s degree in adult psychiatric nursing from Rutgers University in 1972. In 1972 Beverley Malone was appointed Instructor of Psychiatric Nursing at Wayne State University in Michigan. From 1973 Malone was a specialist nurse, professor and administrator at University Hospital, Cincinnati.
Psychiatric nursing in the US – as well as in the UK – at that time was a pretty dreadful business. Exposes both fictional (eg. ‘One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest’) and academic (eg. David Rosenhan’s famous 1973 study in which sane academics posed as people with one minor psychiatric symptom to gain entry to mental hospitals and were within days declared to be far too mad to be allowed out for many months; see post ‘Inappropriate Behaviour?’) infuriated the Top Doctors but there was so much evidence emerging of widespread dreadful practices that the abuse of patients could not be denied.
Malone obtained her PhD in clinical psychology from Cincinnati University in 1981 and was then Assistant Administrator of the Medical Centre. In 1986 Malone was made Dean of the School of Nursing at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, an historically black university. She became Vice Chancellor in 1994. In North Carolina, Malone also served on a number of public bodies, including the Governor’s Task Force on Nursing Shortage, the North Carolina Commission on Health Services and the Board of Directors of the Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program.
In 1996 Malone was elected President of the American Nurses Association (ANA), an organisation representing 180,000 Angels throughout the United States. She was the second African-American to hold this position. She served two terms lasting until 2000. President Bill Clinton appointed Malone as a member of the US delegation to the World Health Assembly, the governing body of WHO (World Health Association), in 1998 and 1999.
During her Presidency, Malone served on Bill Clinton’s Advisory Commission on Consumer Protection and Quality in the Health Care Industry and in March 1998 she was appointed to the Health Care Quality Measurement and Reporting Committee. She also represented U.S. nurses in the Congress of Nurse Representatives of the International Council of Nurses and served on the Board of Directors of the National Patient Safety Partnership, a collaboration with the Dept of Veterans’ Affairs, the AMA (American Medical Association) and other national health care organisations.
From 2000, Malone was appointed by Clinton as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health within the US Dept of Health and Human Services, the highest position that an Angel had ever held in the US Gov’t.
‘Ah did not have sexual relations with that woman.’
Oh yes you did Bill.
‘Ah have sinned.’
You also lied, as did your foul wife Hillary when she maintained that the string of women whom you shagged, exploited and dumped or simply harassed were themselves the liars or were as equally culpable as you were
So in 2001, in the aftermath of the Waterhouse Report – and as the Mid-Staffs scandal and God knows how much more NHS wrongdoing was being suppressed by Miranda’s Gov’t – a pillar of the US mental health establishment who rose up the ladder during the time of the most serious abuse of psychiatric patients in the US relocated to the UK and was appointed to lead the RCN.
The British and US healthcare establishments are closely intertwined and have been swapping both Top Doctors and methods for concealing wrongdoing and quashing dissent for generations. Some of those directly involved with the North Wales Child Abuse Scandal had links with the US medical/nursing establishment.
In 2007 Beverley Malone wrote ‘How could the RCN want an American, an African American, to run the most prestigious professional nursing trade union in the world? ‘
Answer: because in the wake of the cover-up re the crimes of an international trafficking ring involving the collusion of Top Doctors and politicians in the US, the British establishment could portray you as a li’l ole black Angel raised by her great granny while the KKK pursued you all, like something out of ‘The Colour Purple’, rather than someone who had been at the centre of America’s most shameful period of medical history and who had used that to get herself to the very top of the tree in the US.
But then Hillary Clinton Cares About Wimmin.
Perhaps Beverley would like to deliver a lecture on how it was the legislation passed by Bill, who was assisted in the task by Hillary, which led to the imprisonment and subsequent disenfranchisement of thousands of poor, black Americans. That’s why so many were locked up; it was Bill and Hillary wot did it. Thus the subsequent shock horror revelation of ‘young black men in America have more chance of going to prison than to university’. Yes and it was the Clintons who criminalised so many of them.
Hillary was a big fan of Uncle Harry’s nephew:
Beverley’s wiki entry tells us that re Beverley becoming the Gen Sec of the RCN – the largest professional union of nursing staff in the world – Clinton is said to have smoothed the way politically by “having a word” with Miranda and Gordon.
I’ll tell you who knew about Gwynne the lobotomist, Dafydd, Bertrand Russell et al and what they were all up to in Croesor/Llanfrothen in the 1960s and 70s (see eg. post ‘The Village’): the young American draft dodger who stayed at Croesor with the radical crowd at that time and who later became a Democrat Senator!
Bill was a draft dodger too of course, but he called it ‘going to study at Oxford University on a Rhodes scholarship’. Bill got out and about and mixed with all sorts when he was at Oxford.
Hey ho ex-POTUS you didn’t expect this did you? Well you shouldn’t have blamed Monica you bastard, you could have at least had the guts to say ‘yeah, sorry, I did it…’ And your wife is no feminist either, she’s a rich over-indulged hypocrite and I’ve had a bellyful of being told that she’s my fucking role model.
When in the UK, Beverley Malone was also a member of HEFCE and represented the RCN at the European Federation of Nurses’ Associations (EFN), the Commonwealth Nurses Federation and the International Council of Nurses, together with being the RCN General Secretary.
Malone was at first the subject of considerable UK media attention and some controversy, because of her generous remuneration package. Yeah, the Low Paid Angel will have been given a great deal of dosh. There was also criticism of Malone’s mother, Dorothy Black, receiving free eye surgery under the NHS soon after her arrival, in spite of having paid no British taxes or insurance contributions. Send her back, along with all those Nigerian women who fly into Tommy’s weekly to give birth to quins on the NHS! Officials stated that Malone’s mum had not been given preferential treatment and, as a resident or dependent relative of a resident, was entitled to the same free healthcare as anyone else. Er, then why did so many other people in that position receive so much grief? Furthermore, because Malone returned to the US – thankfully – after the necessary had been done for Miranda and the patient batterers/child abusers, she was more like a tourist on an extended holiday than a UK resident.
Malone was also criticised for attending a Labour Party event as a guest, because of the traditional party-political neutrality of her employer.
Beverley is a poor, uneducated 14-year-old girl living in the American South in the early 1900s. She writes letters to God because her stepfather, Alphonso, beats her harshly and rapes her continuously. Alphonso has already impregnated Beverley once, a pregnancy that resulted in the birth of a boy she named Adam. Alphonso takes the baby away shortly after his birth. Beverley has a second child, a girl she named Olivia whom Alphonso also abducts. Beverley’s ailing mother dies after cursing Beverley on her deathbed. After she had her eyes done on the NHS. And went to Chequers to meet Cherie and Miranda.
Another one of the Oppressed:
Duw it’s hard for Celie in the deep south under segregation…
In 2003 Celie Malone became a member of the steering committee of the NHS Modernisation Agency. While Miranda et al continued to conceal Mid-Staffs. In 2006, Miranda appointed Celie as a member of the UK delegation to the World Health Assembly.
In an interview with ‘The Guardian’ before returning to the United States, while criticising job cuts and cost cutting in the British NHS, Malone spoke favourably of the system, calling it “a treasure” and praising a system where healthcare is a right rather than a privilege. Malone said this when she knew that NHS whistleblowers were having their careers ruined and that people in north Wales who had spilt the pints of Dafydd and the gang were being unlawfully denied healthcare and were being openly threatened, harassed, arrested and prosecuted on the basis of the lies of NHS Angels. But at least Bev’s mum got her eyes done.
Malone welcomed the greater “visibility” of the nursing profession in Britain, as compared with the US. Midwifery has virtually disappeared in the US because of the prevalence of high tech births managed by Top Docs; many midwives in the UK feared/fear that their profession too is being written out of the picture by a similar process. The NHS, assisted by the RCM, systematically forced all independent midwives in the UK out of practice, because they were a little too outspoken regarding the poor care that too many women received from mainstream practitioners, including in the NHS. I knew one of the independent midwives targeted, Beatrice Carla. She was living in Gwynedd while Malone was leading the RCN and had been subjected to an all out witch hunt. Malone will have known about Beatrice’s case, it was widely discussed in the nursing press at the time. Beatrice is now practising abroad, having concluded that there is now no way in which she can practice midwifery in the UK without compromising the safety of her patients.
After returning to the US, from February 2007, Malone was appointed Chief Executive of the National League for Nursing (NLN), which has a membership of over 40,000. She also represented U.S. Angels in the Congress of Nurse Representatives of the International Council of Nurses.
In 2009, Malone testified during the Congressional budget hearings. She also served on the Institute of Medicine’s Forum on the Future of Nursing Education.
Malone has been particularly involved in minority health issues, racial and ethnic health disparities and other issues of race and cultural diversity. That must be why in the US some ethnic minorities have such poor health outcomes, such as pregnant Peurto Rican women. They have one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the western world, partly because so many of them cannot afford antenatal care so those women who develop pre-eclampsia are not identified; it develops into eclampsia which kills them. Beverley has obviously been spectacularly ineffective with regard to that.
Malone is a member of the Baptist Church and is religious. Then she will probably have firm views on abortion but was nonetheless one of those who kept quiet about the experiments which Prof Geoffrey Chamberlain of St George’s Hospital Medical School, who was at one point the President of the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, conducted on live late gestation foetuses whom he aborted when he worked in the US in the mid-1960s. After experimenting on them, Chamberlain killed the foetuses. See post ‘Now Then…’ Chamberlain was one of those who concealed the North Wales Child Abuse Scandal and in 2000, the year of the publication of the Waterhouse Report, he was given a lecturing post in the history of medicine at Swansea University. Chamberlain’s feet were well under the table when Bev arrived in the UK to lead the RCN at Miranda’s invitation.
Beverley and the other leaders of the RCN were not humble Angels who wanted to look after patients. They were/are power hungry ruthless political operators who just had to remember to repeat the mantra ‘I am a nurse first and foremost’ and remind everyone that they were/are Passionate and Committed.
I posted that information about Beverley Malone some two weeks ago. That is why I do not think that I am on the Grassy Knoll re Michelle’s comments about the wonders of IVF and the psy professions.
A few more considerations.
My post ‘Lest We Forget’, which I wrote two days ago, detailed the many links that the late Professor Lisa Jardine had with people and organisations who concealed the crimes of Dafydd’s gang. Jardine was the Chair of the UK’s Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority, 2008-14 and under her Chairmanship, fertility patients were lied to, deceived and charged for treatments that were unlikely to be successful. Jardine was an Honorary Bencher of the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple. Sir Ronnie Waterhouse, the High Court judge who Chaired the Waterhouse Inquiry and wrote the subsequent Waterhouse Report which concealed the extent of the North Wales Child Abuse Scandal as well as the involvement of high profile from outside of north Wales, was a member and Treasurer of Middle Temple.
Lisa Jardine was awarded the Francis Bacon Award in the History of Science by the California Institute of Technology in 2012 and collected the Bacon Medal for this award at the annual History of Science Society meeting in San Diego in September 2012.
Martin Jones, the former CEO of the NW Wales NHS Trust and former Director of the Workforce at the Betsi Board, was one of those who led the attacks on Merfyn (see post ‘The Point Is To Change It’). When Martin Jones was a senior manager of the NW Wales NHS Trust, Martin established links with a hospital in the US and made a number of visits to that hospital, with a view to ‘sharing practice’ and developing business links’. Martin and his colleagues flew first class and stayed in very expensive hotels, charging it all to the Trust, yet were not able to show any outcomes from their partnership with the US hospital. While Martin was making those trips to the US, the suicide rate at the Hergest Unit was one of the highest in the UK and there were numerous complaints, including of patients being assaulted by staff.
Miranda and Cherie established a cosy relationship with the Clintons and the Obamas, as well of course with George Dubya Bush and his wife. Miranda built his foreign policy on close ties with US and EU and added a new activist philosophy of “interventionism”. In 2001 Britain joined the US in the global war on terror. Miranda formed a strong political alliance with Dubya, particularly in the area of foreign policy. For his part, Dubya lauded Miranda and the UK. In his post-9/11 speech, for example, Dubya stated that “America has no truer friend than Great Britain”. The alliance between Dubya and Miranda seriously damaged Miranda’s standing in the eyes of Britons angry at American influence. Miranda argued it was in Britain’s interest to “protect and strengthen the bond” with the United States regardless of who is in the White House.
However, a perception of one-sided compromising personal and political closeness led to discussion of the term “Poodle-ism” in the UK media, to describe the “Special Relationship” of the UK Gov’t and PM with the US White House and President. A revealing conversation between Bush and Miranda, with the former addressing the latter as “Yo Blair “, was recorded when they did not know a microphone was live at the G8 summit in St Petersburg in 2006.
Jacques Chirac, George Dubya Bush, Tony Blair and Silvio Berlusconi during the G8 Summit in Evian, June 2003
In summer 2015, in the wake of the Hillary Clinton e mail controversy, Cherie was revealed to have lobbied Clinton in 2009 on behalf of prominent members of the Qatari monarchy; Clinton was US Secretary of State at the time. In a letter to ‘The Guardian’, Cherie denied this characterisation of her mediation efforts, describing their story as “sensationalist and inaccurate”. Precisely two months later, the release of another batch of Clinton’s private emails confirmed that Cherie had, indeed, arranged meetings with Clinton for the Qataris outside normal diplomatic channels, with discussions to involve “the US/Qatar relationship generally”, not merely joint philanthropic efforts. In one case, Cherie herself stated that her purpose was to help the eldest of Sheikh Mosah’s sons, Jasim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani “build up an international profile”.
In 2005, Euan, Miranda and Cherie’s son, spent three months as an unpaid intern with Republican David Dreier and Republican Party staff of the Rules Committee of the United States House of Representatives . He then crossed the aisle to spend time working in the office of Democrat Jane Harman. Euan Blair cut short his internship with Harman in May 2006, after just a fortnight. A statement from Harman’s office cited Euan Blair’s graduate school plans. In 2008, Euan Blair graduated from Yale University’s MacMillan Center with an M.A. in International Relations. He accepted this place after being awarded a £50,000 ($100,000) scholarship based on merit, although there was some surprise at this award.
Cherie Blair’s friend and colleague Michael Beloff QC – who was a visitor to Chequers when Miranda was PM – was the legal adviser to Municipal Mutual, the insurers of both Clwyd County Council and the North Wales Police, when the Jillings Report into the abuse of children in the care of Clwyd County Council since 1974 was completed in 1996. On Beloff’s advice, the Report was not published or indeed read by anyone except the lawyers and insurers of the Council. Even the Councillors did not read the report, although the Jillings Panel did say that the abuse of children had been severe, had dated from as far back as at least the 1950s and what had happened was indefensible. See post ‘It’s A Piece Of Cake…’.
Michael Beloff’s dad Lord Max Beloff was a friend of Ioan Bowen Rees, who was the Chief Exec of Gwynedd County Council, 1981-91, while the same paedophile ring which operated in Clwyd also operated in the children’s homes of Gwynedd County Council. Dafydd’s mistress Lucille Hughes was Director of Gwynedd Social Services at the time.
Barack Obama’s time as US President overlapped with Lord Snooty the Third’s time as PM. Lord Snooty the Third not only had a hand in causing problems for Merfyn, but his father Ian was Chairman of White’s when Sir Peter Morrison, who was abusing kids in care in north Wales, enjoyed membership of White’s. It was Lord Snooty the Third who appointed Theresa May as Home Secretary and then gave her the responsibility of organising the review of the Waterhouse Inquiry. Theresa appointed Lady Justice Julia Macur, who produced such a heavily redacted Report that it was meaningless, but reassured everyone anyway that Waterhouse had not been a cover-up. Theresa served as a Councillor for Merton Borough Council, 1986-94, which was a Borough served by St George’s Hospital Medical School, which at the time was concealing Dafydd and the gang in north Wales and a linked trafficking gang in south London. Lord Snooty the Third also appointed David Jones MP as Secretary of State for Wales during the run-up to the organisation of the Review of the Waterhouse Inquiry. David Jones is a solicitor from north Wales who before he became an MP worked with corrupt solicitors in two different law firms in north Wales who were concealing the abuse of children and vulnerable people. See post ‘Lord Snooty The Third’).
During his term as PM, Lord Snooty the Third managed to secure a huge majority for UK participation in UN-backed military action in Libya, but he became the first PM since 1782 to lose a foreign policy vote in the House of Commons over proposed military action against Assad’s regime in Syria. Subsequently, Barack Obama asked congressional approval which was not ultimately granted.
Lord Snooty the Third condemned the “appalling and unacceptable” violence used against anti-Gaddafi protesters at the beginning of the Libyan Civil War. After weeks of lobbying by the UK and its allies, on 17 March 2011 the UN Security Council approved a no-fly zone to prevent government forces loyal to Gaddafi from carrying out air attacks on anti-Gaddafi rebels. Two days later the UK and the United States fired more than 110 Tomahawk missiles at targets in Libya.
Lord Snooty the Third said that he was “proud” of the role that the UK played in the overthrow of Gaddafi’s government. He also stated that UK had played a “very important role”, adding that “a lot of people said that Tripoli was completely different to Benghazi and that the two don’t get on—they were wrong. … People who said ‘this is all going to be an enormous swamp of Islamists and extremists’—they were wrong”.
In 2015-16 the Foreign Affairs Select Committee conducted an extensive and highly critical inquiry into the British involvement in the Libyan civil war. It concluded that the early threat to civilians had been overstated and that the significant Islamist element in the rebel forces had not been recognised, due to an intelligence failure. By summer 2011 the initial limited intervention to protect Libyan civilians had become a policy of regime change. However that new policy did not include proper support and for a new government, leading to a political and economic collapse in Libya and the growth of ISIL in North Africa. It concluded that Lord Snooty the Third was ultimately responsible for this British policy failure.
US President Barack Obama also acknowledged there had been issues with following up the conflict planning, commenting in an interview with ‘The Atlantic’ magazine that Lord Snooty the Third had allowed himself to be “distracted by a range of other things”.
Lord Snooty the Third Meeting with US President Barack Obama during the 2010 G20 Toronto summit.
Michelle ‘also disclosed her marriage went through some rocky times, especially after Barack Obama joined the Illinois state legislature, leaving her at home where she was forced to administer IVF shots herself.
Does Michelle realise how women who are not married to Presidents actually live? They would not consider having to ‘administer IVF shots’ themselves while their husbands were at work any great hardship.
They met a counsellor “a handful of times,” she writes, and she came to realise she was more “in charge” of her happiness than she had realised…’
As rich, powerful US citizens, Michelle and Barack would indeed have a substantial degree of control over their own happiness, even if Michelle had to inject herself while Barack was at work. The victims of Dafydd’s gang did not, no matter how often they were told that all they needed to do was to practice Mindfulness, or to ‘stay strong’, or to ‘stop catastrophizing’. They were still found dead because the Magic wasn’t sufficient to overcome the activities of a vicious gang of criminals. The Empowered Service Users and their carers would be constantly met with these sorts of platitudes whenever they tried to express their distress or desperation to the Top Doctors and others. They were continually reassured that they would be OK because they were Survivors. One man who’s relatives were told this after they raised their deepest concerns regarding his ability to cope was found dead weeks later. It is not that I wish to suggest that promoting a ‘victim’ identity is a good idea, but people in desperate situations are not helped simply by a rather less desperate person telling them that they are a survivor instead of offering constructive support.
She told ABC: “Marriage counselling for us was one of those ways where we learned how to talk out our differences. I know too many young couples who struggle and think that somehow there’s something wrong with them. And I want them to know that Michelle and Barack Obama, who have a phenomenal marriage and who love each other, we work on our marriage. And we get help with our marriage when we need it.”
Oh please. Are you and Barack such perfect, indeed phenomenal, people that the whole world only has to follow your shining example Michelle?? Just like those bloody arms of yours, to which middle-aged women were told to aspire? Don’t you realise that in the US as well as in other parts of the world, millions of people do not have the luxury of ‘getting help with their marriage’? Getting help with one’s marriage is a first world problem Michelle, rather like acquiring upper arms which are toned. If you are poor and busy, you don’t usually have such luxuries. And of course, many people who do ‘get help with their marriage’ do not find it that helpful. Experiences are mixed.
The couple met at the Chicago law firm Sidley Austin. In the book, Obama also describes falling in love one summer night in Chicago. “As soon as I allowed myself to feel anything for Barack, the feelings came rushing – a toppling blast of lust, gratitude, fulfilment, wonder.”
This is quite poignant, I’ve just read Cherie Booth’s autobiography, ‘Speaking For Myself’ and that volume, rather than being any meaningful analysis or inquiry, is full of this sort of thing, only being Cherie there’s also a lot about the size of her bum and her hips and how she couldn’t have managed without her hairdresser Andre travelling with her and how outrageous it was that Cherie wasn’t given a state-funded ‘budget’ to ‘dress’ herself.
Are there not a great many people living in considerable hardship in the US at the moment Michelle? Now, remind me, who won the last US Presidential election? Was it the Democrat candidate or the Republican candidate??? They were both very rich, but I can remember who won as a result of the great deal of disillusionment with the Democrat candidate… I wouldn’t have voted for Trump but I wouldn’t have voted for the rich spoiled white woman who blamed the women who had been sexually exploited by her husband for their own predicament either.
Obama’s speech at the 2016 Democratic convention in Philadelphia, in the throes of a presidential election, remains widely seen as the archetypal antidote to Trumpism. Her plea “When they go low, we go high,” became a cri de cœur for many progressives, though some say it is now time to fight the president on his own terms.
Your side lost Michelle. For some reason the glamour and glitz and the phenomenal marriage and the muscly arms did not achieve the desired effect.
Yes, you mentioned the ‘wingnuts’ and ‘kooks’ earlier. Was your family’s safety REALLY at risk Michelle? Just because Trump was rude? Furthermore I imagine that your family has a high degree of security, far higher than former British political leaders enjoy and they are pretty well-protected.
I am in hiding Michelle, one of my friends was murdered and attempts were made to kill two others. None of us has security and neither were we warned that a gang of very dangerous organised criminals had targeted us. When other victims of the gang complained about being terrorised or violently assaulted, they were dismissed by everyone as being nutters. That’s English for ‘wingnuts’ and ‘kooks’.
Trump suggested repeatedly and loudly in high-profile public forums that Barack Obama, who father was Kenyan, was not born in the US but on foreign soil and therefore ineligible for president. In fact, Barack Obama was born in Hawaii and eventually displayed his birth certificate. Trump eventually, reluctantly, conceded the US president was American-born.
Obama writes: “The whole thing was crazy and mean-spirited, of course, its underlying bigotry and xenophobia hardly concealed. But it was also dangerous, deliberately meant to stir up the wingnuts and kooks. Donald Trump, with his loud and reckless innuendos, was putting my family’s safety at risk. And for this I’d never forgive him.”
It wasn’t very nice of him Michelle, but it wasn’t really a serious threat to your physical safety was it?
She expresses disbelief over how so many women would choose a “misogynist” in Trump over Hillary Clinton in 2016. She remembers how her body “buzzed with fury” after seeing the infamous Access Hollywood tape, in which Trump brags about sexually assaulting women.
Indeed, Trump’s comments were appalling, but instead of expressing disbelief Michelle, you have to ask yourself why so many women did vote for Trump. There were analyses suggesting that Hillary was a toxic choice of candidate but no-one would listen. Hillary herself openly sneered and laughed at Bernie Sanders when he made a supportive comment to her during the campaigning, which Hillary interpreted as suggesting that she was the better candidate. Christ, I wouldn’t vote for someone who conducted themselves like that towards another candidate behaving gracefully.
Obama also accuses Trump of using body language to ‘stalk’ Clinton during an election debate. Trump’s message, according to Obama, in words which appear in the book in darkened print, was: “I can hurt you and get away with it.”
Trump didn’t hurt Clinton. He was moving around very close behind her, but he didn’t touch her. It was in a public place, in front of journos and cameras and Hillary’s supporters claiming that she was ‘stallked’ is insulting to people who really have been stalked. Interestingly enough Michelle, the members of that criminal gang told everyone who would listen that I was ‘stalking’ them. Now I have 10,000 documents written and signed by them clearly demonstrating that it was me who was being stalked by them. A claim – particularly by a famous woman – that they are being ‘stalked’ is easy to make and whips up emotions very easily, particularly if the putative ‘stalker’ is male.
Er, isn’t Hillary supposed to be a Strong Woman??? What Strong Woman feels ‘stalked’ and ‘hurt’ by a rather rude man moving around behind her in a crowded forum with security and cameras everywhere?
She writes how she reacted in shock the night she learned he would replace her husband in the Oval Office and tried to “block it all out”.
I’d Get Help with that if I was you Michelle…
…Memoirs by former first ladies, including Hillary Clinton and Laura Bush, have been bestsellers. ‘Becoming’ is part of a joint book deal with Barack Obama – whose memoir is expected next year – that is thought to be worth tens of millions of dollars.
Ah!!! OK, we have the rationale… Michelle has learnt how to control her own happiness…
The Obamas have said they will donate a “significant portion” of their author proceeds to charity, including the Obama Foundation. Obama launches her promotional tour on Tuesday at Chicago’s United Center, where tens of thousands of people have bought tickets – ranging from just under $30 to thousands of dollars – to attend the event moderated by Oprah Winfrey. Other stops on a tour worthy of a rock star are planned at large arenas including New York City’s Barclays Center and the Los Angeles Forum.
Will there be a bit more PR for a deeply corrupt medico-legal profession on the tour Michelle? We may well be in for a massive dose of such PR, because the according to ‘The New York Times’ Barack and Michelle are in talks to produce shows for Netflix and one possible show idea was for Barack to moderate debates on issues such as health care, climate change and immigration- all of which dominated his eight years in the White House. Eric Schultz, a senior adviser to the former President, did not confirm the plans, but said they would make sense. “President and Mrs Obama have always believed in the power of storytelling to inspire,” Schultz told the paper.
STORYTELLING – yes, it’ll be yet more ‘The doctors they were wonderful’.
Schultz stated of the Obamas that “Throughout their lives, they have lifted up stories of people whose efforts to make a difference are quietly changing the world for the better. As they consider their future personal plans, they continue to explore new ways to help others tell and share their stories.”
How about interviewing Merfyn regarding his efforts to improve the NHS in north Wales, only to find that a group of white-collar criminals conspired to allow patients to die in order to force him out of public life then Barack?
To return to The Guardian Online’s article about Michelle.
The high profile events are bound to reignite calls for a presidential run. A recent poll from Axios by SurveyMonkey found that if she ran for president in 2020, Obama would have a 13-point advantage over Trump, while TV star and media entrepreneur Oprah Winfrey would have a 12-point advantage.
Oh God, can’t a normal woman run for office, instead of massively rich women who do nothing but talk about their traumas on TV and flog everything about themselves for the highest price possible???
Obama has long said she has no interest in running for office, although she held a few campaign-style rallies before this week’s midterm elections, urging people to register to vote.
Michelle must be the only person on the planet with no interest in politics who has run a few campaign-style rallies.
She writes: ‘I’ve never been a fan of politics, and my experience over the last ten years has done little to change that. I continue to be put off by the nastiness.’”
You are maxing out on being the First Black First Lady Michelle and as for nastiness, I think that overblown accusations that a rude, tweeting man is encouraging ‘wingnuts’ and ‘kooks’ to physically attack your very well-guarded family is pretty bloody nasty.
Here’s Michelle, shy, retiring, with no interest in politics, yet at the same time deeply inspirational and no doubt passionate as well:
“I’ll never forgive him for what he did to our United States military by not funding it properly. What he did to our military made this country very unsafe.”
There you are Michelle, you need to respond to the allegation, not simply claim that Trump is encouraging violence and stalking Hillary. After all, he won the election so you weren’t listening to something.
Author Josh Kendall, who is currently writing a book about how the #MeToo movement casts a new light on presidential history, said: “The entire nation was moved by her plea during her speech at the DNC in 2016 to ‘go high’ instead of low. I would be surprised if a draft Michelle for 2020 drive wasn’t started some time at the beginning of her book tour.”
I don’t think that I’ll be able to cope with a rich lawyer who was married to a President basing her own Presidential campaign on a social media storm which claimed to represent powerless women… I had thought that nothing could surpass the party that Hillary organised for herself with the glass ceiling that she was going to symbolically break as soon as she was elected because she just KNEW that she was going to win, she didn’t need to wait for the voters to decide. Hillary had been booked for an appearance on ‘Woman’s Hour’ as well very soon after the date of the election and for weeks beforehand the ‘Woman’s Hour’ presenters kept telling listeners to remember to tune in because they would be hearing an interview with America’s First Woman President.
There was only thing that none of them accounted for:
After Computer Said No, Hillary cancelled her appearance on ‘Woman’s Hour’. Which I thought was very rude of her what with all those Wimmin waiting to hear from their role model and Jenni Murray ready to toady and admire as never before, even if Hillary lost.
Someone in north Wales was as upset about Hillary not becoming President as ‘Woman’s Hour’ was, an Angel called Dee Jones aka Dee Gray. Dee was sacked from successive jobs but always bagged another one by blackmailing people with regard to her knowledge of criminal wrongdoing in the NHS in north Wales. Dee asked me to plant untrue damaging stories in the press about Merfyn when he was VC of Bangor University. When I refused, Dee yelled at me that Brown and I publishing about the abuse of psych patients in the NHS was damaging her career. Dee subsequently set up an Executive Coaching Consultancy and she is now selling her questionable expertise to the NHS Trusts that she knows to be neglecting and harming patients. See previous posts. After Hillary lost the election, Dee sent out furious tweets asking why a bad man always wins over a good woman…
At the end of the article about Michelle Obama, there was the following comment: ‘The Guardian is editorially independent, meaning we set our own agenda. Our journalism is free from commercial bias and not influenced by billionaire owners, politicians or shareholders. No one edits our editor. No one steers our opinion. This is important because it enables us to give a voice to the voiceless, challenge the powerful and hold them to account. It’s what makes us different to so many others in the media, at a time when factual, honest reporting is critical.’
It was ‘The Guardian’ who, back in the early 1990s, published untrue, damaging accusations that a senior sociologist at UCNW (Bangor University) was racially discriminating when making academic appointments, during the bun fight which resulted when Merfyn’s late wife Nerys crossed the path of Dafydd’s gang (see post ‘Badlands’). ‘The Guardian’ has never published anything about the en masse trafficking of children and vulnerable people by criminal gangs facilitated by the medical profession/NHS, with the active, willing involvement of social workers. The Guardian’s ‘Society’ pages for years accepted lucrative advertising funding from Social Services Depts which had been infiltrated by paedophile gangs without publishing anything about the abuse of children in those Depts. ‘The Guardian’ has robustly promoted Professor Peter Beresford as the Voice of the Mental Health Service User and has given his views much coverage, yet Beresford, a former social worker, has never been honest about the degree of abuse to which psych patients are subjected by the staff of the mental health services.
Merfyn’s late wife Nerys lived and worked in the US herself for a number of years; she was a sociologist who worked with Talcott Parsons’ team at Harvard. Nerys was previously married to a very high profile black Professor of Sociology at Harvard, known for his historical and cultural work on race in the US.
Michelle and Barack Obama are both graduates of Harvard Law School.
The person who co-ordinated the undermining of Merfyn when he was VC of Bangor University was Professor Fergus Lowe, an academic in the Psychology Dept who had been at Bangor since the early 1970s. When Fungus first joined that Dept, it was dominated by Dafydd and others who colluded with the abuse of children and psych patients in north Wales. In the late 1980s, Fungus overthrew Dafydd and dominated the Dept himself. Fungus then built his empire on the basis of his knowledge of who had colluded with Dafydd’s gang and basically blackmailed them. By such a process, Fungus netted millions and millions in research grant funding.
The University authorities planned to close the Psychology Dept at Bangor in the mid-1980s, because it was very small, failing and riddled with Dafydd’s corruption. It was Fungus who saved the Dept from closure, by holding a conference to which he invited the famous Harvard Professor of Psychology, B.F. Skinner. Fungus ensured that the conference and Skinner’s presence there received full media coverage and persuaded B.F. Skinner to lend his weight to the campaign to keep the Psychology Dept open. The real reason why the Dept remained open was that behind the scenes Fungus made it quite clear to people in High Places that the Psychology Dept was facilitating a paedophile/trafficking ring with links to the Royal Family and he had the names and details of the crimes of everyone involved. B.F. Skinner was used for PR.
See eg. posts ‘He’s Not The Messiah, He’s A Very Naughty Boy’, ‘Feet In Chains’ and ‘Sleeping With The Fishes’ and ‘Pets Win Prizes’ for more information about Fungus and the Psychology Dept at Bangor.
Fungus’s attack on Merfyn was launched while Merfyn’s wife Nerys was dying from a brain tumour after she had been told that there was no effective treatment available. Nerys died in the ‘care’ of the Walton Centre at Liverpool. The Walton Centre is run by Dafydd’s associates. Obviously I do not have any documentation relating to Nerys, but I have documentation relating to my own case which demonstrates quite clearly that no Top Docs anywhere in the UK would agree to provide me with effective treatment after I had complained about Dafydd and the gang. One of the most influential Top Docs with regard to the Walton Centre was Professor Robert Owen. Owen was the man who co-ordinated the cover-up when I complained about Dafydd and the gang in the 1980s. See posts ‘Enter Professor Robert Bluglass CBE’ and ‘In Memoriam – Professor Robert Owen’.
Nerys’s ex-husband served as special adviser to Michael Manley, PM of Jamaica, 1972-79. He has appeared on PBS and has been a guest columnist in ‘The New York Times’. One of his recent articles in the latter, “The Real Problem With America’s Inner Cities,” used the lens of developmental sociology to analyse recent protests and looting in West Baltimore. In October 2015 he received the Gold Musgrave Medal in recognition of his contribution to literature.
Nerys’s ex-husband is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences; Ernest W. Burgess Fellow of the American Academy of Political and Social Science; a Member of the American Sociological Association; and a Member of the Board of Directors of the New York Civil Rights Coalition.
I mentioned earlier in this post that I have not blogged about the worst of my experiences. Neither have I blogged about the worst of other people’s experiences, but I won’t forget what has happened to people who dared challenge the Top Doctors. Think about it Michelle, you’ll know who and what I am referring to here… Dafydd’s gang and their international network inflicted enormous damage on a great many people. As I mentioned in ‘The Point Is To Change It’, they stop at nothing, which of course your interview with ABC yesterday demonstrated. Now I suggest that the whole lot of you do as I requested in a previous blog post and belt up, because I have a great deal of very, very damning evidence and those deaths of NHS patients in north Wales are not going to go away, no matter how many flattering comments rich, powerful Americans make about the Top Doctors.
It is worth noting that when Barack Obama was pushing his Obamacare through, there were a great many UK NHS scandals which were never reported in the media. There was no discussion of the enormous problems with corruption in the NHS on the part of those Americans who were using the NHS as an exemplar of all that is selfless and pure about healthcare provision.
Merfyn is not big and American, in fact as that pompous wally Michael Grade enjoyed reminding Merfyn at a Meet The Governors evening in Cardiff, he’s small and Welsh. But he took on a bunch of absolute bastards that the Big Americans would not.
God how bloody pathetic they all are. This is who they are all pushing out so many boats to protect:
10,000 pages of evidence spanning 25 years Barack and Michelle and the Top Doctors – Caaaam On…
Previous posts and my post ‘Lest We Forget’ discuss the complete destabilisation of Bangor University by Dafydd’s gang and their associates from 2003 onwards, the witch-hunt to which my PhD supervisor and his wife were subjected and the plan to completely shaft the then VC, Merfyn Jones, because I had gained a PhD, was undertaking post-doc work and Brown and I had begun publishing about the excesses of the mental health services. Many paedophiles’ friends who were at each other’s throats united with a common purpose because the criminality that they had all been involved with for years was just so serious. The leader of the pack was Prof Fergus Lowe of the School of Psychology, who had built his career and his power base on overthrowing Dafydd’s influence in the University in the late 1980s and replacing it with his own equally toxic influence (see previous posts eg. ‘He’s Not The Messiah, He’s A Very Naughty Boy’ and ‘Feet In Chains’.)
As described in ‘Lest We Forget’, I realised that things were getting very nasty when I received a message from someone who’s daughter had died in the care of the mental health services in Powys telling me that a TV journo wanted to make a documentary on the appalling state of mental health care in the UK and they were interested in my story, yet the day before filming was due to begin the journo asked me to smear the VC when I was interviewed. When I refused I was told that filming could go ahead when I changed my mind. I heard no more, but I had previously been asked by an Angel who worked at Bangor University to place damaging untrue stories in the press about Merfyn after this Angel read an interview that I had given to a newspaper regarding the mental health services in Gwynedd…
Other gems were me being told that Professor Dylan Jones-Evans, an adviser to the Tory Party, intended to ‘blacken Merfyn’s name’ but he was going to wait until Merfyn’s wife had died before doing so, because it ‘will look bad’ if he did it while Nerys was terminally ill. Why was Nerys dying?? Just the little matter of the Top Docs at the Walton Centre finding that there was ‘nothing that they could do’ with regard to Nerys’s brain tumour. Of course some people do die from brain tumours, but Nerys died at a most convenient time for all those people who had stated that ‘we will get rid of him [Merfyn]’ before Nerys ever became ill. Dafydd’s gang ran the Walton Centre (see previous posts). Nerys had crossed the path of the gang herself in the early 1990s, which had resulted in fallacious allegations being made in ‘The Guardian’ about a senior sociologist at Bangor and Nerys was never forgiven (see post ‘Badlands’). Years later she married Merfyn and when he was appointed VC it was just too much for those we know and love to cope with.
At about the same time that Nerys died, a social worker who had been a colleague of Dafydd’s gang, along with her husband, was singing the praises of the Walton Centre who had successfully treated her for a brain tumour and now she was even back at work!
Ah the doctors they were wonderful!
Nerys and Merfyn were/are not neurosurgeons. How would they have ever known if the Top Docs – Dafydd’s associates – had told a few porkies about Nerys’s condition? Neither could they have relied on the second opinion of any other Top Docs; as experience has shown with me, Brown and two other witnesses, cross the paths of Dafydd and the gang and you will not get effective treatment no matter how ill you are and no Top Doctor at all will admit the truth, even if they keep a civil tongue in their head, a smile on their face and indulge in their very best ‘ooh don’t worry, we’ll look after you dear’. I have 30 years worth of documentation which demonstrates that.
At the same time that Dylan was waiting for Nerys to die so that he could blacken Merfyn’s name, another group of paedophiles’ friends were boasting about their plans to frame Merfyn for a crime.
Just before Nerys died, Fungus was telling Bangor University staff that they could forget about Merfyn now, he was finished and Fungus was in control. Dylan however was seriously pissed off because Merfyn ‘had been on his last legs but because he’s had compassionate leave he’s looking a bit better’.
It was widely known in the University that these things were happening, it was openly discussed. I was told that the RAE results were going to be terrible because so many people had co-ordinated to ensure a poor outcome to embarrass Merfyn, because his strategy was to build Bangor into a university with a solid research base. When Merfyn addressed the staff of the School of Education in his capacity as VC, I watched as, at 3-30 pm, the alarms of the watches of nearly everyone in the room went off simultaneously and they all walked out together, leaving Merfyn, my PhD supervisor and one Professor alone in the room with the post-lecture buffet. Many of those who staged the walk-out had previously worked as teachers in Gwynedd when that paedophile gang caused havoc, particularly among SEN kids. Brown and I had a lovely time with that buffet but if I’d been Merfyn I’d have sacked every one of those bastards. The associates of a gang of paedophiles on £40-50k pa who bugger off home at 3-30 pm and make a point of doing so when the VC has arrived to discuss the future of the University…
After the paedophiles’ friends walked out, an e mail was circulated to everyone in the School of Education from an ex-PE teacher inviting all to a meeting to discuss the very big threat that Merfyn posed to them what with his dangerous ideas of building up the research base of the University. My PhD supervisor turned up to find out what was going on only to find himself barred from entry. Paedophiles’ friends only!!!
Other joys at Bangor University at the time were the Finance Clerks Who Say Ni, who modelled themselves on the Knight Who Say Ni in ‘Monty Python and the Holy Grail’. None Shall Pass…
When we were writing big research grant bids which needed to be accompanied by spreadsheets detailing projected staff costs, materials, everything down to the last penny – which takes days and was the job of the finance dept – some of the finance clerks (not all, but enough of them to cause chaos) would simply say ‘you fill in the spreadsheet’ when they were presented with the documentation. They didn’t just do this to post-docs, I saw the delightful Gareth Who Said Ni flatly refuse to complete the spreadsheet needed by a senior Professor. The Finance Clerks Who Said Ni however did manage to fill in the spreadsheets required by Fungus and the Psychologists and Fungus didn’t even have to chop down a tree with a herring or give the Finance Clerks Who Said Ni a shrubbery. Faced with the Finance Clerks Who Said Ni, I completed my own spreadsheets. The procedure was that the bids had to then be signed off by the Chief Accountant. So I went over to his office, only to find that he was ‘in a meeting with the Psychology Dept and will not be available until next week’. By which time the deadline for submitting the bid would have passed. So the Chief Accountant Said Ni as well.
After the Finance Clerks Who Said Ni successfully caused serious problems, the Translators Said Ni. Because Bangor University is bilingual, all public lectures have to be accompanied with Welsh-English translation facilities and I and my colleagues used to do that for our seminars as well. As the paedophiles’ friends became angrier and angrier, we noticed that translators who had been booked weeks in advance either didn’t turn up to the events or turned up so late that we were unable to hold the lecture or seminar. We couldn’t go ahead without the Translators Who Said Ni because it would contravene the bilingual policy.
The Translators didn’t just Say Ni to small seminars held by my colleagues and I. The Translators Said Ni to Merfyn as well and they did it in spectacular style. At one major public lecture given by the VC which had been very heavily advertised and was fairly crucial, all the translating equipment was checked at the start of the lecture, as usual. It was working. Merfyn began giving the lecture – in Welsh – so all the English speakers put their headphones on. My headphones failed first. I signalled to the translator; I was ignored. Then other people’s headphones failed; they were ignored… Then our headphones came back on again, as Merfyn continued speaking. Then, through everyone’s headphones, loud and clear, came the sound of someone having a pee in the bogs next door. There is no way that was an accident, a Translator Who Said Ni took a microphone into the bog with them and ensured that the sound of them piddling was transmitted into everyone’s headphones. Merfyn had no idea what was happening but he noticed the expressions on the faces of those in the lecture and knew that something was going on. Everyone was far too polite to tell him what the Translators Who Said Ni had done, so after the lecture I told him: They recorded themselves pissing in the loos and made sure that the whole audience heard.
A mole has told me that the Translators Who Said Ni staged these happenings particularly when I was at the events. As usual, the desire of the paedophiles’ friends to cause problems for me screwed things up for a lot of other people as well.
OK Finance Clerks and Translators Who Said Ni, now I’m going to tell my readers where this spiteful campaign against me, my PhD supervisor and Merfyn ended up and I look forward to you trying to justify what you all resorted to.
Towards the end of his term as VC, Merfyn was appointed as a member of the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board. The excesses of the NW Wales NHS Trust, the mortality rate, the litigation and the downright criminality of that Trust (see previous posts) had become so excruciatingly embarrassing that even the Welsh Gov’t could take no more and Edwina Hart, the then Health Minister, dissolved the Trust, along with the other two lethal, disastrous Trusts in north Wales and replaced them with the Betsi.
We cracked open the champagne, literally, foolishly believing that the services of the bunch of crooks and conmen – all associates of Dafydd – who had caused such destruction in the NHS in north Wales would now be dispensed with. Sadly not. Edwina’s past as a trade unionist and politician who had ignored so much criminality on the part of those we know and love meant that she was deeply compromised and couldn’t deal with them. There was a ‘no redundancies’ agreement with the NHS unions and almost every single one of those lying crooked bastards was recycled into the Betsi Board at their previous salary level, although I had given Edwina Hart enough documentary evidence to have had some of them arrested and charged, particularly Martin Jones, the CEO and Elfed Roberts, the Chairman. See previous posts.
Elfed was the only one who was not recycled into the new Betsi; he was given a seat on the Board of the Welsh Ambulance Trust instead. Martin had a job created for him, as the Director of the Workforce. There were ructions, people in north Wales were outraged at these crooks who had overseen such suffering and chaos just being transferred over to the new organisation. The outcome was that they were surrounding Merfyn, who was a new face in the NHS and the new CEO of the Betsi, Mary Burrows.
I and someone who made a witness statement about the threats and harassment to which he had seen me subjected were told repeatedly that ‘they won’t win’ and ‘when they lose, your life won’t be worth living’. Mary received death threats and I was told by a charming character that ‘we’ll take her out’. NHS union reps turned up to Board meetings and discussed threatening tactics outside in the corridor before the meetings got underway. Martin Jones began a blog, ‘The Workforce Director’s Blog’, which was no more than a vehicle for undermining Mary Burrows; every post was full of veiled insults and threats that were understandable to those of us who knew what was happening behind the scenes. Lies were spread about Mary in the locality and there was race hatred whipped up, Mary being American. I sat in meetings and heard racist insults and abuse directed at Mary.
After some months of sitting as a Betsi Board member, Merfyn resigned as VC. This was because he had been appointed as a SPAD to Leighton Andrews, the Welsh Gov’ts Education Minister and it would have been a conflict of interest for Merfyn to have held both positions. A rumour was sent around the University by the paedophiles’ friends that Merfyn had been embezzling the University funds and that was why he resigned.
After a year of Mary and the Betsi Board doing their best to reign the paedophiles’ friends in, an even bigger mushroom cloud went up when Merfyn was appointed Chairman of the Betsi. What followed was a wonder to behold.
Elfed Roberts began a campaign of terror against Mary and Merfyn when the Menai Deli, a sandwich shop which supplied the WRVS cafe in Ysbyty Gwynedd, lost the contract to Ginsters, a company based in Leicester. Not that is was anything to do with Mary and Merfyn, it was a decision made by WRVS HQ. Elfed’s campaign was based on the alleged ‘discrimination against a small Welsh business’. The small Welsh business in question being the Menai Deli, which happened to be owned by Elfed’s mates. Furthermore, its only contract was with the WRVS cafe in Ysbyty Gwynedd. Elfed’s wife was a leading light in the WRVS in north Wales. The Menai Deli was nothing more than a sub-contractor with regard to the cafe and it had bagged the contract through nepotism, it was not a ‘small Welsh business’, it was a scam. ‘Butty Wars’ was all over the ‘Daily Post’ for weeks and got as far as the London-based newspapers. WRVS HQ were subjected to hate mail and threats and the whole business affected their fund raising. See previous posts. Butty Wars succeeded in making north Wales look dreadful, just a bunch of racist, anti-English neanderthals.
The image of Wales was further tarnished at about the same time when Peter Hain’s house was surrounded by pro-hunting protesters and them telling journalists that Peter Hain ‘isn’t even Welsh, he’s fucking South African’. (I think that he’s Kenyan actually.) By the way liberators, Peter Hain’s mates were blown up and killed when he was in South Africa because he and his friends fought a bunch of racist bastards; Peter Hain was a braver man than you wankers. He came to the UK because he would have been killed if he’d stayed in South Africa. Furthermore, because he still insisted upon defending the rights of black people in South Africa when he was in the UK, someone tried to fit him up for a bank robbery and even after he was cleared, the old git of a Presiding judge insulted him. That judge was Sir Alan King-Hamilton, a friend of Sir Ronnie Waterhouse, Sir Ronnie being the man who concealed the VIP paedophile ring run by Dafydd and the gang.
Oh so you’re going to protest outside Peter Hain’s house because he’s not Welsh?? Why don’t you take a few corrupt judges who assisted a gang of paedophiles along with you, I’d recommend Huw Daniel myself, Huw’s Welsh as well, his dad was one of the founders of Plaid (see post ‘Tan yn Llyn’). Huw Daniel has spent his whole life kicking Welsh people who aren’t as privileged as him in the teeth. Is that to your liking? After you’ve invited a few corrupt Welsh judges to join you outside Peter Hain’s house in your protest re his racial origins, go and get your DNA analysed. No, it won’t show that you are related to the ancient Welsh Princes, no matter what Dafydd Iwan thinks, but you will find that you share over 90% of your DNA with vegetable matter, as does every other human being on the planet. DNA’s like that, it’s not very helpful to racist idiots.
I remember the dear old NF slogan well: ‘Racial purity means national security.’ Unfortunately for the NF, the Brits are one of the most mixed ‘races’ on earth…
After the cause of Butty Wars was sadly lost, there was an attempt at a repeat performance when a lovely little Welsh company owned by Welsh people in the heart of Wales called Blas ar Fwyd lost its contract to supply the patients’ snacks trolley in Ysbyty Gwynedd with cakes containing even more sugar than Mr Kripling’s cakes. Who owns Blas ar Fwyd?? Dafydd’s son, Deiniol ap Dafydd.
Elfed and Dafydd only wanted the best for the patients of Ysbyty Gwynedd, which was why they ignored the sky high mortality rates and flogged the patients butties and snacks produced by businesses owned by their friends and relatives.
I knew someone who kept Elfed under observation during Butty Wars, while Elfed was picketing Ysbyty Gwynedd. Not only did Elfed use his time on the picket line to try to find tenants for one of the bungaloids that he owns, but he went in for making a few new friends on Facebook. However the silly old bugger was new to Facebook and he didn’t put any privacy settings up, so one could network among Elfed’s Facebook friends. Hilarious, there were retired coppers from forces known to have had problems with police corruption and the Chief Accountant of Bangor University was a Facebook friend of one of Elfed’s Facebook friends no less…
When Elfed was Chairman of the NW Wales NHS Trust, he had me repeatedly arrested, on one occasion for having pink hair and calling his car a penismobile. On another occasion Elfed had me arrested for ‘harassment’, the harassment being sending the Trust ‘reams and reams of e mails’. Which I did, I was trying to follow up a complaint that I had made after I’d been refused treatment and threatened by Angels and had been subjected to an attempt to frame me for a crime when I tried to access medical help . If somebody had investigated my complaint I would not have needed to have sent reams and reams of e mails. On that occasion, I was interviewed by a DC Steve Power, who admitted in front of the lawyer who accompanied me to the station, that Elfed had ordered my arrest because he was ‘fed up’ with me. Steve Power then told us that he was retiring in a matter of days anyway and that none of this was to do with him. I was released without charge. See post ‘After The Attempt To Frame Me…’.
I recognised DC Steve Power. He was the officer who some years previously had flatly refused to take down my complaint regarding an Angel and three healthcare assistants who had assaulted and injured me. The lawyer who witnessed DC Power’s taped confession re Elfed ordering my arrest because he was fed up with me was Frances Jones. I asked her to send me copies of Power’s taped confession but I heard no more from her. Frances Jones’s name appears on documents that my lawyers only sent me some three years ago. Frances was one of the lawyers involved in one of the attempts to frame and imprison me on the basis of the perjury of Gwynedd Social Services and Tony Francis et al back in the late 1980s/90s. See previous posts.
I saw Frances Jones again a few months after my arrest. She was sitting behind me at the memorial service for Prof Duncan Tanner, the Director of Research for Bangor University. Duncan died suddenly and unexpectedly in the care of Ysbyty Gwynedd, during a routine procedure that is not considered at all risky. Unless you’re in the hands of Ysbyty Gwynedd of course. At Duncan’s memorial service, a number of people insulted Merfyn. As Frances Jones sat behind me I heard her telling other people that the huge problems in Bangor University were a result of the VC.
No Frances, the problems were the result of the associates of a paedophile gang, who, including you, are a bunch of lying, multifaceted crooked bastards.
One of my friends in north Wales told me that Frances Jones is considered to be an excellent lawyer who is much in favour with ‘the villains of Anglesey’, ‘she gets them off every time’.
Anglesey County Council – located at Llangefni – has been famed for its corruption for many years and children in care on Anglesey were abused. Some Anglesey County Councillors went to prison and returned to their roles as Councillors when they were released.
Regular readers will know that Elfed was previously Acting Deputy Chief Constable of the North Wales Police and was obliged to leave the force under a cloud smelling strongly of corruption (see previous posts). Back in the Good Old Days, Elfed was the Sergeant at Llangefni Police Station on Anglesey. Elfed was one of those coppers at Llangefni who was mates with Dafydd, Dafydd living about four miles away from Llangefni. A veteran of Welsh language protests told me that she and her mates were assaulted by Elfed when they were campaigning.
After Dafydd’s charidee CAIS began providing ‘substance abuse services’ for north Wales, the heroin problem in the region exploded. Particularly in Llangefni. No-one could work out why, Llangefni is a just a small rural market town!
One of the senior managers at Ysbyty Gwynedd who colluded to undermine Mary and Merfyn was Trystan Pritchard. Trystan told someone known to me that he really liked Elfed because Elfed had done so much for the Welsh language. Trystan is a Bangor graduate who, before joining the NHS as a corrupt manager, was a journo. I watched Trystan having a very chummy meetings with a journo days before yet another bad news story about Merfyn hit the local papers. Trystan is a Freemason who is relatively young for the sort of boring corrupt old fart who dresses up in silly gear.
After war was waged with tasty morsels baked by friends and relations of Dafydd, the forces of hell were unleashed upon Mary and Merfyn. Patients were told by Top Doctors to write to their MPs to ‘complain about them’; the appointments system was sabotaged which meant that cancer patients only received urgent appointments through the post AFTER the date of their appointment had passed; the pathology lab test results were screwed up, consistently placing patients in danger and resulting in numerous complaints; rumours were spread around Bangor that Mary and Merfyn had mismanaged the Board’s finances so badly that they were responsible for the Board’s debt (no, the previous Financial Director of the NW Wales NHS Trust stuffed Elfed and Martin over before the Trust was dissolved and the funds disappeared with her); medical records disappeared when Mary tried to investigate serious complaints and staff lied to protect abusive colleagues; and lies were told by the Top Docs, Angels and middle managers about every aspect of patient care and safety, so Mary and Merfyn couldn’t take preventative measures because the info needed was actively witheld from them.
When Mary and Merfyn organised a patients’ consultation day with regard to the mental health services, Alun Davies the former manager of the Hergest Unit turned up along with a bunch of henchmen and tried to influence the outcome. The North Wales Community Health Council, ‘the patients voice’, was colonised by Top Doctors and Christine Evans, a retired surgeon, took over as Chair while admitting on her blog that she had taken the position to keep her former surgeon colleagues at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd out of trouble after the Royal College of Surgeons had written a damning report about their misconduct. See previous posts.
The BMA joined in the fun. They mobilised the wider BMA in Wales and also busied themselves locally. A local BMA group specific to North East Wales was formed with a grandiose name; it was actually Philip Banfield and his mates. Philip Banfield is an obstetrician at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd who knows all about Dafydd’s gang, Banfield has been in north Wales for years.
On another occasion the BMA held a meeting in one of the north Wales hospitals with regard to an election which contravened all proper procedures in the run-up to an election. Mary and Merfyn told the BMA that they could not hold such a meeting on NHS premises at a time of ‘purdah’. The BMA got arsey and decamped to an hotel down the road and held their procedure-breaching meeting there.
Unlike Elfed and Martin at the NW Wales NHS Trust, Mary did investigate patients’ complaints. She was up against it because many of the staff of the complaints dept had been inherited from the NW Wales NHS Trust and they continued to insult patients and ignore Mary’s instructions to investigate complaints. The NHS unions continued to protect abusive staff.
On Mary and Merfyn’s watch, Alan Roberts, a senior Angel at Ysbyty Gwynedd, was prosecuted and convicted when he threw a lady in her 80s across the ward and injured her. Roberts mounted a campaign in his defence which was backed by other Angels as well as union reps and student nurses were bullied into supporting him. He took his case to appeal, backed by his union (which I think was the RCN) and won. Roberts didn’t win because he didn’t assault the old lady, he won because it could not be proved that her injuries had resulted from him throwing her across the ward. The old lady wasn’t there to give evidence because she had died. Roberts had also impersonated a police officer which was never addressed.
Roberts ‘the gentle giant’ received much press coverage and after he won his appeal, he told the media that he would be returning to work as an Angel. Roberts’s wife was an intensive care Angel at Ysbyty Gwynedd and She Stood By Him, as did his son, who was a student Angel.
After one of his court hearings, Alan Roberts shook his fist at me as he left. Why did I attend court? Because when the NW Wales NHS Trust was run by Martin and Elfed, Alan Roberts refused to treat me, threatened me and accused me of ‘impersonating a GP’. My subsequent complaint about him was never investigated and Martin told me that it was me who been ‘threatening and aggressive’ to Roberts. So Martin and Elfed ensured that Roberts remained in his job as an Angel, in a senior role, where he later threw an elderly lady patient across the room and injured her. See post ‘Two Dangerous Very Dishonest Nurses’.
After public protests and much ranting in the press over Mary and Merfyn’s alleged plans for the NHS in north Wales – no plans had been finalised, but the paedophiles’ friends spread panic across the region by telling bare-faced lies – Mary and Merfyn held a public meeting, at which they strove to be as honest and transparent as possible. They were met with a baying mob who threatened them with physical violence, in front of the journos, TV cameras and politicians who also attended the meeting. Not one person called for calm and the threats of violence towards Mary and Merfyn were not reported in any media outlet. What was reported was that the whole of north Wales were livid over that dreadful Mary and Merfyn who Weren’t Listening To The People.
I don’t know who the baying mob were, but I don’t think that they constituted The People. I had arrived for the public meeting early and I saw that baying mob disembark from a series of coaches, only to be greeted by a man with an NHS lanyard around his neck yelling cheerfully that ‘this is the day that Mary Burrows gets her P45’ and that today will be the day that they get the bitch out.
After threatening Mary and Merfyn, the baying mob walked out waving their fists and the meeting was closed shortly after. As people filed out of the door, the man who had greeted the coaches went absolutely apeshit. He started screaming at Mary that there would be blood and throwing chairs around the room. He was tended to by someone else who had an NHS lanyard around her neck who dispensed kind words in his moment of trauma. If that man had been an Empowered Service User he would have been arrested, charged and probably remanded in custody.
So who was the problem? A bunch of lying thugs who had facilitated a paedophile gang for years? Of course not, it was Mary and Merfyn as any fule kno. They listed to patients, they investigated complaints, they held public consultations, OF COURSE THEY HAD TO GO!!!
In June 2013, Merfyn and Mary hit the headlines of the London-based media as well as the north Wales media when they resigned after the publication of a damning report about patient care and safety at the Betsi. The report was compiled in the wake of a C difficile outbreak in which patients had died. Merfyn gave interviews and some of them are still available on BBC News Wales archive clips. He reflected on the report which had stated that there had been a breakdown between ‘ward and Board’ at the Betsi and that he and Mary had not been aware of what had been happening at ward level. Merfyn stated that he had to accept that was indeed true, they had not been aware of a number of matters of which they should have been aware. He told the BBC that he had not been able to effect change and he had therefore offered his resignation to the Health Minister Mark Drakeford and Drakeford had accepted it.
Merfyn did not tell the media that there had been a conspiracy to keep crucial information from the Board. He did not tell them that Mary and he had received hate mail and death threats. He did not tell them that I and other people who had complained about the NW Wales NHS Trust had been threatened, assaulted, repeatedly wrongly arrested and unlawfully refused all NHS treatment. Merfyn did not tell them that I had given Drakeford’s predecessor Edwina Hart enough evidence to have Elfed, Martin and a number of Top Docs and Angels arrested and that Edwina had simply refused to act. Neither did Merfyn tell the BBC that when he had been VC of Bangor University, a post-doc was asked to smear him in a documentary about the mental health services and two PhD students who were friends with that post-doc had been followed around University premises by off duty police officers and intimidated.
Perhaps Merfyn should have just said ‘I’m dealing with the associates of a fucking paedophile gang here who have deliberately let patients die in order to force my resignation’, but the BBC probably wouldn’t have broadcast that because Jimmy Savile had been a visitor to Bryn Estyn and one boy alleged that he had been gang-raped while Savile looked on.
The report that condemned Merfyn and Mary was compiled by the WAO (Welsh Audit Office) and HIW (Health Inspectorate Wales).
At the time of the report, the Auditor General for Wales was Huw Vaughan Thomas. Huw Vaughan Thomas was Chief Executive of Gwynedd County Council, 1991-96. Huw was Chief Exec of Gwynedd CC while the paedophile gang were active in Gwynedd’s children’s homes and while employees of Gwynedd Social Services lied about me and other patients to the police and on oath in attempts to secure convictions against us. Huw Vaughan Thomas was Chief Exec of Gwynedd County Council when Patient F was denied access to his own baby on the basis of unproven allegations that he was a ‘risk’ to the baby. The baby was brought up in the care of a family with two adult male sex offenders in the household. F and other people raised concerns about one of these offenders and Gwynedd Social Services admitted that he had confessed to indecently assaulting two 10 year old boys. No action was taken against him, not even when he and his friend subsequently offered their services as babysitters and yet more complaints were made about them. F was never given access to his own child and the family whom Gwynedd placed F’s baby with later left the area. F never saw his child again and did not know where he was. See previous posts.
Huw Vaughan Thomas was appointed as Chief Exec of Gwynedd County Council in the middle of the North Wales Police’s investigation into the possibility of a VIP paedophile ring in north Wales/Chester. The investigation was closed in 1992 and the police stated that no evidence of any ring had been found.
The child protection officer who denied F access to his child and who refused to even hold a case conference when F raised concerns that his baby could be at risk from the sex offenders in the household where his baby was being raised was Jo Bott. Jo Bott was a former police officer who was subsequently employed by Gwynedd Social Services.
Jo Bott alleged that F’s new wife had been ‘harassing’ the mother of F’s baby and ordered F’s wife to ‘leave her alone’. F’s wife had had no contact with the mother of F’s child since the baby was about two weeks old. The contact then was a visit to deliver clothes and a present for the baby. Because as Jo Bott knew damn well, F’s new wife had been friends with F and his stepchildren for a number of years and had paid for meals and lent the family money when they needed it. Hadn’t she Bott??? In fact the reason that she got to know F was that he found out about the attempts to imprison her on the part of Gwynedd Social Services and the Top Doctors and having been wrongfully imprisoned himself by the same people, F offered advice. F also offered other Empowered Service Users who were being abused and neglected by Jo Bott’s colleagues advice, which was why so many people used to congregate at his house in Bethesda…
Then there was the visit that F received from armed men when he put his house up for sale. No of course he didn’t tell Bott et al, but all the Empowered Service Users knew about it.
After Bott told F’s new wife to leave the mother of F’s baby alone, F’s new wife received nearly £1000 worth of bills from F’s former partner which had been run up in F’s name, along with a demand that she pay them. Then a few weeks later came a demand for some baby equipment. Oh then after that F and his new wife were offered baby photos of the baby that F was not allowed to visit – accompanied by a demand for more money of course…
Leave her alone??? F and his new wife wished that the malicious cow had moved to Jupiter but it really was quite difficult to escape her as the baby was wheeled past their house at regular intervals.
Then there was Martin, a young man who had witnessed everything re F’s baby, who was found dead in the road near Bethesda, at about the time that Huw Vaughan Thomas took up his job as Auditor General for Wales. Martin had witnessed rather more as well, because he was the father of the baby of F’s former partner’s daughter’s baby. Martin applied for custody when he discovered that the mother of his baby was battering the living daylights out of the baby. Gwynedd Social Services told Martin that they would be awarding custody to his former partner if she turned up to the hearing. Fortunately for Martin and his daughter, Mandy couldn’t even be arsed to go to the hearing so Martin was able to bring up his little girl. Until he was found dead that was.
So Huw Vaughan Thomas, who presided over this nightmare, had the final say on Merfyn’s performance as Chair of the Betsi Board!!!
For the full background on Huw Vaughan Thomas and his long list of public appointments – Huw has also been Chief Executive of Denbighshire County Council and a member of the Parole Board, among many other things – see post ‘I Know Nuzzing…’.
Huw: presided over a murderous paedophile gang:
Why was there was vacancy as the Auditor General for Wales for Huw to step into? The vacancy arose when Jeremy Colman, the former Auditor General for Wales, resigned and was in 2010 jailed for the possession of child porn (see post ‘The Reality Is, There Is No Problem’).
Huw Vaughan Thomas wasn’t the only person who was responsible for those harsh words about Merfyn, I must be fair here. After all, HIW compiled the report in partnership with Huw Vaughan Thomas. The Chief Executive of HIW was Dr Peter Higson. Peter Higson had previously been a clinical psychologist at the North Wales Hospital; the manager of the North Wales Hospital Denbigh and the manager of the mental health services across the whole of north Wales. Peter Higson was a colleague of Dafydd’s and a good friend of Fergus Lowe.
Peter Higson had a little break away from his multiple roles in the NHS as a facilitator of Dafydd’s gang. In the early years of the millennium, Higson was the interim Chief Executive of ELWa, a Welsh quango responsible for education and training. The Chair of ELWa was Enid Rowlands. Who is married to Huw Vaughan Thomas. Enid is a psychology graduate who comes from north Wales! Just like Peter! There was a bit of a row in 2003 when Enid was Chair of ELWa because £2 million found its way into the pockets of a company called Avanti and no-one could explain where the money had gone after that. Enid refused to resign, even when it was revealed that accounting procedures had not been followed and that conflicts of interest had not been declared when Peter was appointed as interim Chief Exec of ELWa, even though Peter was a Director of the North Wales Health Authority and Enid Chaired that Authority!
Enid has clocked up nearly as many public appointments as her husband has. Among other things, Enid was/is Chair of the Solicitors’ Regulation Authority; was a member of the GMC for eight years; was UK Chair of Victim Support; was a member of the North Wales Police Authority; was/is a member of the S4C Authority; was/is a member of BUPA Council. See previous posts, including ‘Dirty Rotten Scoundrels’.
ELWa eventually disappeared in disgrace although sadly Enid didn’t and Peter Higson was appointed as the Chief Executive of the newly created HIW. In that role, Peter Higson refused to investigate all of my very serious complaints about the North West Wales NHS Trust. But then Peter had, years previously, refused to investigate all of my complaints about Dafydd et al and Gwynedd Social Services.
So, after Merfyn was set up and blown out as Chair of the Betsi, a new Chair was appointed. It was Dr Peter Higson. After Higson took up the Chair of the Betsi Board, HIW was declared to be in such a sorry state that it was ‘not fit for purpose’. Peter Higson was the only Chief Executive that HIW had ever had and he had been there from its creation.
Do any readers know if the creation of HIW might have been the idea of a man called Peter Higson or one of his friends or relatives?
When Peter Higson was appointed Chair of the Betsi Board, Margaret Hanson was appointed as his Vice-Chair. Margaret had previously worked as a children’s and family social work team leader for Cheshire Social Services. Dafydd’s gang operated in Cheshire as well as in north Wales, through the social services. Margaret was also a Councillor in Cheshire. Margaret Hanson is married to David Hanson, the Labour MP for Delyn in north east Wales. David was also a Councillor in Cheshire; Davies was appointed as Miranda’s PPS in 2001, when all those people were yelling in the aftermath of the publication of the Waterhouse Report that Waterhouse had been a huge cover-up. See previous posts for further info about the Hansons.
When Peter and Margaret took over at the Betsi, Margaret commented to the media that she was appalled at the state of the Betsi and she really didn’t know what those previously at the helm had been thinking of.
It is now more than five years since Merfyn and Mary resigned from the Betsi. Mary sadly died of cancer a few years ago, but not before the ‘Daily Mail’ published an article about her, denouncing ‘her shameful legacy’. There has been scandal after scandal after scandal at the Betsi since Mary and Merfyn resigned. There have been allegations of severe staff bullying and an Angel who blew the whistle on the Tawel Fan Scandal, the biggest EMI patient abuse scandal in the history of the UK, received death threats and was sacked by the Board. Not one of the Angels who were filmed undercover swearing at patients who were crawling around naked on floors covered in faeces and urine was disciplined. The Angels gave interviews to the ‘Daily Post’ stating that there was nothing wrong with the care in Tawel Fan ward and that the relatives who complained were ‘troublemakers’. Some of the same Angels were subsequently caught abusing patients in the ward to which they had been transferred after Tawel Fan closed down. None of them have been disciplined.
The obstetric service at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd was found to be so dangerous that a hit squad was sent in from the Welsh Gov’t to ‘turn it around’. There were accusations that the behaviour of one obstetrician was so crazed and intimidating that it had caused meltdown in the service. Phil Banfield is the senior obstetrician at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd. The Board was placed in special measures and the first goal of the hit squad was to ‘achieve normality’ in the maternity service. The Board remains in special measures all these years later because normality has still not been achieved.
The abnormality of the obstetric service at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd had obviously been missed by Huw Vaughan Thomas’s wife Enid, who was Chair of the North Wales Health Authority long before Mary and Merfyn got near the Betsi. But Peter Higson, being a Director of the North Wales Health Authority had missed the abnormality along with Enid. But then Peter’s mate Prof Bob Woods from the School of Psychology at Bangor University has been north Wales’s expert in dementia care for decades now, so he must have been something to do with the abnormality at Tawel Fan. Another of Peter’s many roles was that of a lecturer on the clinical psychology course at Bangor University. Bob Woods was Director of that course and before the North Wales Hospital was closed down, clin psy students did their ‘training’ placements under the lecherous eye – and hands – of Dafydd.
Peter Higson is also a member of the Council at Bangor University. After Peter was appointed to the Council, Bangor University awarded Peter’s sister, Dr Ruth Hussey, an honorary degree. Ruth was Chief Medical Officer for Wales, 2012-16. Ruth was CMO for Wales when the Betsi was failing to achieve normality, in spite of the best efforts of the hit squad from the Welsh Gov’t. See post ‘Topsy and Tim’ for further details of Peter And Ruth’s biographies.
Well after Merfyn and Mary resigned, the Betsi Board effectively went bankrupt and the Welsh Gov’t bailed it out. Several times. But still the Board couldn’t manage. The Board has a recruitment crisis in every aspect of its work, no-one wants to work for the NHS in north Wales in any capacity. Litigation against the Board is soaring and the Public Services Ombudsman for Wales has spoken out repeatedly about the worrying number of complaints that he is dealing with about the Betsi. The mortality and suicide rates for north Wales are some of the worst in Europe and have got worse since Mary and Merfyn departed.
Since Mary and Merfyn resigned, the Betsi’s performance, on every measure, has plummeted and the Board has sunk so deeply into the red that it doesn’t make sense for the Welsh Gov’t to talk about giving the Betsi a bail out to enable it to balance the books. The Board is bankrupt, has been for quite some time and it is sinking deeper and deeper and deeper.
The Tory AM Mark Isherwood some months ago made a speech in the Senedd in despair at the state of the Betsi and the patient harm and deaths, ending it with ‘this cannot be allowed to continue’. Vaughan Gething, the Welsh Gov’ts Minister for Health told Mark to stop talking down the NHS.
As for those politicians who sat in silence in that public meeting some six years ago while an organised mob hurled threats and abuse at Merfyn and Mary, they are still in office. One was Darren Millar, the Tory AM for Clwyd West. To be fair to Darren, he is the only politician who in recent years has called for prosecutions with regard to the abuse of patients at the Betsi.
Another of the politicians was Plaid’s Llyr Huws Gruffydd. I had met Llyr before I saw him sit in silence at that meeting. I had previously e mailed him and given him full details of the extended neglect and abuse of a friend of mine at the hands of the mental health services in north Wales. Llyr wrote me a very nice e mail back saying that this sounded shocking. When the mental health services heard that I was writing to politicians, they admitted my, by then, very very ill, suicidal friend to a psych ward in Wrexham Maelor Hospital. Llyr turned up and the Angel in charge told him that there were no problems at all re my friend. Llyr told me that my friend was in safe hands. My friend was discharged the next day and, once more, unlawfully refused NHS care. He became destitute and nearly died some months later. I never heard from Llyr again, although I did e mail him and tell him what was happening to my friend.
The third politician who sat in silence at the public meeting was the Labour AM for the Vale of Clwyd, Ann Jones. Ann Jones regularly comments on her support for the NHS and its wonderful staff. She has never said a word about the escalating horror prevailing at the Betsi since Mary and Merfyn’s departure. But then Ann Jones never said a word about the North Wales Child Abuse Scandal despite being on the scene throughout it all. Jones was born and educated in Rhyl, was a Rhyl Town Councillor and a Denbighshire County Councillor. Ann Jones is Deputy Presiding Officer of the Welsh Assembly. I am still on the mailing list for many of the things which I was involved when I was still in Wales and a few days ago I was invited to a Wimmins Event with Ann as a guest speaker. I’ll give that one a miss, I don’t want to be told that Ann is my role model. Even if I did feel in need of a role model, I would not choose Ann.
A third person resigned along with Merfyn and Mary, that was Dr Lyndon Miles, the Vice-Chair of the Betsi Board. I always found Lyndon very pleasant and approachable and after the threats and abuse at the public meeting, I bumped into him in a cafe and he told me that the Board were getting a very bad time but they were determined to see this through. Two weeks later Lyndon resigned and I think that he resigned before Mary and Merfyn.
Lyndon wasn’t crazed and threatening like the other Top Doctors, but he definitely knew what they were doing and had known for years. Lyndon is a GP and arrived in Bangor in about 1984, when the gang called for reinforcements. The reinforcements were all like Lyndon, they weren’t obviously mad a la Dafydd et al but they colluded with Dafydd and the gang. Lyndon was a GP in the Student Health Centre in UCNW, he worked with Dr D.G.E. Wood, Liz Stables and Gwynne the lobotomist who were facilitating the trafficking ring. Lyndon was the GP of my housemate Anne Vernon when she was killed by the gang. Lyndon was also the GP of the young female psych patient who was used for sex by the junior gynaecologists of Ysbyty Gwynedd, made pregnant twice by them and then coerced into abortions which they had arranged. She was subsequently refused all NHS treatment and told that if she wanted to access care she’d have to move to England. See post ‘Another Case Of Not Knowing?’
Lyndon worked as a GP in north Wales throughout the worst of Dafydd’s gang; he was there during the rapes of the kids in care, the unlawful denial of access to NHS abortions anywhere in north Wales thus forcing women into the hands of the dangerous ‘private’ abortionist in Chester, the framing of victims of the gang, the banging them up in high security hospitals, the constant suspicious deaths and suicides, the forging of records and throughout the Waterhouse Inquiry, Lyndon knew about it all and he has never said a word. He also knew what happened to me. Lyndon also spent years as Vice-Chair of the Gwynedd Local Health Board. Lyndon knows all about the murdering criminal bastards.
Lyndon is now Chair of St David’s Hospice, an institution run entirely by Dafydd’s gang. Alun Davies became Chief Exec of St David’s Hospice when the deaths and suicides of patients and staff at the Hergest Unit meant that even Davies was too embarrassed to remain as the Director of the mental health services for the NW Wales NHS Trust any longer. When Davies retired from St David’s Hospice just a few years ago, Trystan Pritchard was appointed Chief Executive. See post ‘The CEOs of St David’s Hospice’.
It is clear that Dafydd’s gang and their associates did indeed precipitate a situation in which patients died at the Betsi in order to cover Merfyn with crap and force him to resign as Chair.
Perhaps someone needs to hold the following people to account:
The Director of the Pathology labs who knew that infection was raging throughout the hospitals managed by the Board but did not control the situation or keep Merfyn and Mary informed. That person is Dr Avril Wayte. Avril is a member of the Board of Dafydd’s charidee CAIS.
Avril is married to Dr Donald Wayte, a retired pathologist. For years, Donald Wayte was the senior pathologist for north Wales. Highlights of Don’s career included accusing parents, in public, who’s children had died of SIDS of having murdered them on the basis of absolutely no evidence at all and taking the 15 yr old son of a friend of his into the hospital to work with him without gaining permission or ethical clearance from anyone. The teenager had a lovely time, he saw the dead bodies, the lot, thanks to dear old Don.
Don played a key role in many a Nasty Case and an ‘Orrible Murder, what with ruling the roost over the whole of north Wales for many of the years that Dafydd’s gang ran riot, years in which north Wales became famous for its corruption in medico-legal circles, the fitting up of innocent people and the ludicrous explanations for the suspicious deaths of so many victims of and witnesses to the crimes of Dafydd’s gang. People were found hanging, found dead from overdoses, they were hit by cars, they fell out of windows, down embankments, out of trains going at speed, they were killed in fires, there was no end to the untimely and unfortunate deaths of so many in north Wales who had encountered Dafydd et al. The coroner or judge presiding over the trial often relied on the evidence of Dafydd’s mate Don.
Don was the pathologist who gave evidence at the July 1996 trial of Howard Hughes. Hughes was found guilty of the 1995 rape and murder of a little girl called Sophie Hook, who disappeared from a tent in a garden in Llandudno and who’s body was later recovered from the sea. Howard was a wrong ‘un, everyone knew that, especially the police. Howard had a chromosome abnormality which caused him to grow very tall, he is getting on for 7 foot high. Howard also has learning disabilities and cannot read and write, so he could not read the statement that he made to the police. Howard has always denied knowing anything at all about Sophie’s disappearance. He came under suspicion because he was seen on a footpath near the garden from where Sophie disappeared. But nowhere near the time that Sophie disappeared. Furthermore, the garden where Sophie was camping is in a suburban part of Llandudno, so a lot of people were on that path.
The police seemed to know that they were looking for a big man with learning difficulties because they told the world that they were looking for a big brute. They found one shortly after saying that and arrested Howard. They had to release him again because there was absolutely no evidence linking him with the crime. While Howard was out, the police raided his house and most conveniently found child porn. So he was re-arrested. Howard was remanded in custody and when he was in prison on remand, another prisoner, a convicted child sex offender maintained that Howard had confessed to Sophie’s rape and murder. The account that this prisoner gave of Howard’s confession sounded rather like the fantasy of a child sex offender. That statement was the only evidence linking Howard to the Sophie’s disappearance. Everything else was pure speculation, including the allegation of ‘he was seen carrying her dead body’. No he wasn’t. Someone said that they thought that they saw someone who might have been Howard carrying a sack with something in it late one night. But there was no evidence that the person was Howard, if indeed such a person was seen and who knows what was in the sack, if there was a sack, which was far from certain. There was absolutely no evidence against Howard except for the confession of a convicted sex offender who also admitted that sometimes he did make things up but he hadn’t on this occasion.
Dafydd’s mate Don gave an account of the terrible injuries that had been inflicted on Sophie’s body, but true to form, Don didn’t just confine himself to that. Don explained exactly what Howard had done to Sophie. How Don knew this I don’t know, because much of his evidence could not have been extrapolated from the injuries postmortem on a body recovered from the sea, but Don Knew. See previous posts for further details.
When Howard Hughes was sentenced, the world heard the details of his previous, which was terrible, I would be wary of someone with a criminal record like Howard’s. Indeed, I nearly was someone with a criminal record like Howard’s. If every attempt that Dafydd and the gang had made to fit me up had been successful, I would have a criminal record like Howard Hughes. And it would all be a load of cobblers.
Howard was arrested, convicted and imprisoned at the time that Dafydd’s gang repeatedly tried to fit me up for serious offences by planting evidence, committing perjury and I am told, paying people to lie about me. The gang became very busy after 1994, because Brown had sent them yet more evidence of Dafydd trying to bribe me into dropping my complaint about him and I and another patient also had a meeting with two members of the Mental Health Act Commission and told then that serious complaints about Dafydd were not being investigated, including that of him sexually exploiting patients. Our complaints were still not investigated, but we were arrested.
The reason why I am so cautious before screaming for Howard’s knackers on a platter, is that from quite a young age, everyone responsible for Howard’s diagnoses, care and ‘assessments’ were associates of Dafydd and the gang. Howard had also been in Bryn Estyn, where he maintained that he was abused. Howard’s claim for compensation re Bryn Estyn was rejected on the grounds that he had serious criminal convictions. But then most of the boys from Bryn Estyn did, because if they weren’t brutalised and driven mad by being beaten and gang raped, they were fitted up by Dafydd’s gang to discredit them. Howard had also spent time in Garth Angharad, the ‘hospital for mentally abnormal criminals’ near Dolgellau. Except that it wasn’t a hospital at all, it was an isolated building hidden away which was owned by a solicitor who was later struck off for stealing his clients’ money. Before that occurred, the struck off solicitor had owned and managed children’s homes and schools, where the kids had been abused. Even Ronnie Waterhouse didn’t have a good word to say about the owner of Garth Angharad, Paul Hett. See previous posts.
I didn’t know of the existence of Garth Angharad until a few years ago when I received my own files. In the late 1980s, when I was sitting in a London medical school as a postgrad student, a case conference had been held about me in Garth Angharad, without my knowledge, by a man of whom I had never heard, who took evidence about me from people of whom I had never heard. The conclusion was that I was extremely dangerous, capable of murder and should be banged up in a high security hospital as soon as poss. See post ‘The Night Of The (Dr Chris) Hunter’. The reason why the case conference about me was held in Garth Angharad was that the man who held it, Dr Chris Hunter, of whom I had never heard, was visiting Garth Angharad to see one of his patients there. Hunter was a mate of Dafydd’s gang which was why Tony Francis and Dafydd had asked him to hold a case conference about me. Chris Hunter also had patients in Ashworth Hospital – where patients were raped and beaten by Angels, one patient being battered to death – in Whitchurch Hospital and in the Caswell Clinic in Bridgend. All of these places were receptacles for the victims of Dafydd’s gang who complained about him. They were hospitals in name only.
The Top Doctor who used to sit on the Betsi Board as the Top Docs’ representative at the time of Merfyn’s resignation has more than a few questions to answer. I can’t remember his name, but he was rude, awkward as fuck and highly defensive. He refused to co-operate with anything that Merfyn and Mary suggested re improvements in patient care and he took an entrenched position on absolutely everything.
The Health Minister who so willingly accepted Merfyn’s resignation and smugly announced that he would be appointing a replacement, which was Peter Higson was of course this blog’s old friend Mark Drakeford. Drakeford worked as a social worker for Dyfed Social Services when a paedophile gang operated in Dyfed Social Services which had links to Dafydd’s gang. Drakeford served as Rhodri Morgan’s SPAD for years while the slaughter continued apace in north Wales and when serious complaints went uninvestigated. When Drakeford was Health Minister, bombs went off under him constantly, NHS deaths, scandals, corrupt practices, the lot. He refused to accept responsibility for any of it. During that time, I wrote to Drakeford and gave him full details of a medical research fraud that I had witnessed. I did not receive a reply and some three weeks later, Drakeford appeared with members of the team who perpetrated the fraud at a media PR event, promoting the fraud.
Just a few weeks ago, Mark Drakeford’s 31 year old son was sentenced to eight years in prison for the prolonged violent rape of a young woman. Drakeford junior was also charged with grooming a child.
Martin Jones, the Director of the Workforce at the Betsi who hated Merfyn and Mary, was one of the leaders of the lynch mob and after all those scandals at the Betsi was appointed Director of Investigations for NHS Wales. Martin is now the ultimate man for investigating complaints in Wales’s NHS…
The PM when Merfyn was forced out by a bunch of psychopaths who conspired to allow patients die to make him look bad was Lord Snooty theThird. Health is a devolved responsibility, so the Betsi was nothing to do with Lord Snooty the Third, but as previous posts (eg. Lord Snooty The Third) explained, Lord Snooty had a great deal to do with what was going on in north Wales. As indeed did Cherie, Miranda, Gordon Brown and EdMiliband (see post ‘Lest We Forget’).
The Torygraph, the newspaper most supportive of Lord Snooty the Third, some 10 years ago, ran a flattering report about an Angel from Ysbyty Gwynedd, Stephen Gallagher, who was in the TA and while on duty in Afghanistan, had ‘saved a boy’s life’. The story was substantially untrue, breached confidence and put the lives of the boy and his family at risk. I had made a complaint about Gallagher some months previously, after he had refused to treat me and threatened me. Martin Jones destroyed the CCTV that showed Gallagher doing this. I was told that the senior managers of the NW Wales NHS Trust had given the story about Major Gallagher the War Hero to the Torygraph. I was also told that before he had threatened me, there was already a note on Gallagher’s HR file saying that his competence and integrity could not be relied upon, after a Top Doctor made a complaint about him. Some time after Gallagher appeared in the Torygraph, he threatened me again and two witnesses made a statement detailing what they had seen. One of the witnesses worked at Ysbyty Gwynedd and then Gallagher threatened her. She was subsequently accused of conspiring with me to ‘get’ the Trust Board. There was no investigation into any of the complaints that arose from any of this. See post ‘Two Dangerous, Very Dishonest Nurses’.
For crying out loud, get it into your heads everyone, Dafydd’s gang don’t have and never did have any limits. They fitted complainants up and had them imprisoned for years or banged up in high security hospitals and they murdered witnesses. They have ruled north Wales for decades and what a legacy there is. I thought that they were pretty bloody stupid coming after a young woman with a postgrad degree in medical sciences, but they stop at nothing, nothing at all. They made statements claiming that I had attempted to stab someone. Then admitted that no, I had done no such thing. They made statements saying that I had tried to throttle someone. Then admitted that no, I had done no such thing. They made statements saying that I was known to carry and use weapons. They were not able to show evidence of this. Or of their allegation that I had held an Angel hostage. Or that I have been in prison for attacking someone with a knife. Or that I had sexually assaulted a psychiatrist. Yet no-one would take action against this lot, no-one.
Then in 2013 they let a load of patients die because they wanted to force out a man who had been a VC and Governor of the BBC and who’s wife had died at their hands. I recommend that Merfyn hires a lawyer and obtains copies of his medical records. They probably explain that it was really him who raped that young woman, not Mark Drakeford’s son at all, but what with his wicked ways, Merfyn blamed it all on Drakeford junior.
Just for the record: Merfyn was my ultimate boss for a number of years when I worked at Bangor University. I never ever witnessed him raise his voice to anyone, swear at anyone, lose his temper or even be rude to someone else. I saw him look really fucking exasperated as the paedophiles’ friends insulted him, shouted at him in public and refused to do the jobs for which they were so generously paid while treating staff and students appallingly. He should have broken his code of conduct and fucking well flattened the lot of them.
Now, all the names of those worthless bastards who assisted in the deaths of those patients to force Merfyn to resign please, to me at this blog or via my e mail address and I’ll name every one of them…
Here he is in his well-dressed man disguise, you can tell he’s a wrong ‘un:
Someone else who’s attempted a well-dressed man disguise:
‘There is no evidence that Dr Jones ever behaved unprofessionally or in any way that was not in the best interests of his patients.’
Readers might remember that the Battle For The Labour Party’s Soul took place in 2015 when Jeremy Corbyn stood for the leadership against a collection of clapped-out Blairites who had previously been convinced that Ed would have been PM by then and that they would all be Cabinet Ministers. Would Yvette the Strong Woman win the leadership? Or would it be Andy ‘I’m From The North Me’ Burnham? I was delighted when Jeremy won and then appointed John McDonnell as his Deputy, I’d never had such a laugh. Except after all those phone calls to Dafydd of course. Kim Howells is on record as saying that ‘two old Trots’ will never lead the Labour Party to victory, but he’s got to admit that they are enormously entertaining.
There was however a previous Battle For The Labour Party’s Soul which involved an even greater campaign of vilification than that which the mainstream media mounted against Jeremy in 2015, although because the press did not believe that Jezza would ever win the Labour Party leadership, they only mounted their attack on him after he was elected Labour Party leader in Sept 2015.
The first Battle For The Labour Party’s Soul took place in 1983, when Peter Tatchell stood as the Labour Party’s candidate in the Bermondsey by-election of February of that year. Peter Tatchell was subjected to an all-out character assassination before the by-election; Bermondsey was a safe Labour seat, so a massive hate campaign was launched from multiple angles to ensure that Tatchell didn’t win.
Now that Peter Tatchell has attained the status of a National Treasure on account of his Brave Fight For Gay Rights, people who were born by Feb 1983 will find it difficult to believe that to which Tatchell was subjected, by the media, the opposition and by the leadership of his own Party. Tatchell was given a really, really bad time; it was constructed as a battle against the far-left, but most of the insults thrown at Tatchell were slung at him solely because he was gay and a campaigner for gay rights when such past-times were enough to exclude one from polite society.
The press coverage leading up to the 1983 Bermondsey by-election has gone down in history as the most sordid and vindictive coverage of an election campaign that there has ever been. The dirty tricks and abuse included the famous photo of Tatchell which appeared in the tabloids and was doctored to make it look as though he was wearing heavy make-up. There were quips about ‘the queen’ and references to Tatchell as ‘her’. The campaign material of Tatchell’s opponents, even of that nice Simon Hughes who stood as the Liberal candidate and stressed that the by-election involved a ‘straight choice’ – as opposed to a queer choice – was appalling.
Simon Hughes said not one word in condemnation of the homophobic abuse directed towards Tatchell and Hughes subsequently won the by-election. Years later Simon Hughes admitted that he was bisexual and had been in homosexual relationships.
Simon Hughes was the Lib Dem MP for Bermondsey and Old Southwark and the preceding constituencies, 1983-2015; President of the Lib Dems, 2005-09; Deputy Leader of the Lib Dems, 2010-14.
Sir Simon Hughes
Minister of State for Justice and Civil Liberties Dec 2013-May 2015
Before and after the by-election, Peter Tatchell was violently assaulted and received death threats; I always thought him admirable to have withstood it all. Tatchell was remarkably forgiving towards Simon Hughes when Hughes later admitted to having had gay relationships himself and maintained that he ‘didn’t know’ about the abusive campaign material issued in his name.
I have just read Tatchell’s 1983 book, ‘The Battle for Bermondsey’, which provides much detail regarding the Bermondsey by-election campaign, the events leading up to it and the history of the Labour Party in Bermondsey. In his book, Tatchell provided extracts from the hate mail which he received at the time from people who were horrified at the notion of a gay man representing the constituency, but which dwell extensively on the sexual practices that the writers presume that Tatchell indulged in. It reminded me rather of the screaming homophobes of my teenage years, who, when I stated that I didn’t really have a problem with consenting gays, would yell at me ‘do you know what they do??? They don’t just hold hands you know’. I wasn’t 100% certain of what they did do, because I didn’t consider it any of my business and I’d never have been rude enough to ask them. As I got older I did gain some idea of ‘what they do’ and I still didn’t consider it any of my business… Peter Tatchell’s book provided some shining examples of the lurid fantasies of his more rabid correspondents.
One reason why I read up on the Bermondsey by-election and what went before it, is that Bermondsey, Peckham and Dulwich were the areas which came under the domain of Southwark Borough Council. Previous posts have described how Southwark was one of the Councils which sent huge numbers of kids in care to children’s homes in north Wales throughout the 1970s and 80s and some of the most serious complaints of abuse, such as children being forced to have sex at gunpoint, were made by children from Southwark. Southwark continued to send kids to children’s homes in north Wales in great numbers even after the most serious complaints had been made. Huge amounts of money was being transferred from Southwark Council into the coffers of John Allen et al, so much that numerous people in Southwark Council could not have not noticed this.
Sir Simon Hughes I am sure would tell us that he didn’t know about Dafydd and the gang in north Wales. Previous posts have provided details of Simon Hughes’s background, but I’ll note here that Hughes was educated at the Cathedral School, Llandaff, where he was Dean’s Scholar and Head Boy in 1964, then at Christ College, Brecon and Selwyn College, Cambridge where he graduated with a law degree. Hughes subsequently attended the College of Europe in Bruges. He was called to the Bar at the Inner Temple in 1974.
The Llandaff Cathedral School has long been a favourite seat of learning for the paedophiles’ friends and their offspring. Professor Geoffrey Chamberlain went there; when Simon Hughes was contesting and then representing Bermondsey, Chamberlain was concealing the south London branch of the Westminster Paedophile Ring which was operating via St George’s Hospital, the associated mental health unit Springfield Hospital and Wandsworth Social Services. Chamberlain’s mate Oliver Brooke, the Professor of Paediatrics at St George’s, was a key figure in the pan-European paedophile ring of which Dafydd’s gang was a part. Ollie was jailed in Dec 1986, but his mates who colluded with him all remained in business at St George’s and Wandsworth. See previous posts, including ‘Oliver!’.
After the bad PR which accompanied Ollie’s imprisonment, St George’s symbolically deposed their Dean and in 1988 replaced him with Professor Sir William Asscher. Asscher had spent most of his career in Cardiff, where he had er concealed the crimes of Dafydd’s gang in north Wales, the related gangs in south and west Wales and the crimes of George Thomas aka Viscount Tonypandy, the Labour MP for Cardiff Central and then Cardiff West, 1945-83, the Secretary of State for Wales, 1968-70 and the Speaker of the House, 1976-83. See previous posts.
Christ College, Brecon is another favourite establishment of the paedophiles’ friends. Plenty of highly influential paedophiles’ friends have of course passed through Cambridge University, including Selwyn College, which was one factor which afforded Dafydd et al such protection. As well of course as all those dodgy barristers with Welsh connections.
Simon Hughes first joined the Liberal Party in 1972, when he signed up to Cambridge University Liberal Club as a student. Jeremy Thorpe’s penchant for casual sex with a wide variety of men was well-known in the Liberal Party by 1972 and quite a number of them knew that he was hassling and threatening Norman Scott by then as well, including Emlyn Hooson, a barrister practising in Wales and big figure in the Liberal Party, especially in Wales. People in the Liberal Party also knew about Cyril Smith abusing children and even more people knew about it after details appeared in an alternative paper in Rochdale in 1979 and the story was picked up by ‘Private Eye’. David Steel was so concerned that it would impact negatively on Jeremy Thorpe’s forthcoming trial as well as damage the Liberals that Steel made an arrangement with the crooked much-feared barrister George Carman QC – who acted for Thorpe – to keep the Cyril Smith story out of the mainstream press. Carman knew about Dafydd’s gang in north Wales/Chester.
Lord Elizabeth Butler-Sloss is a member of Inner Temple. Butler-Sloss’s brother Michael Havers was the Tory MP for Wimbledon, 1970-87 – Geoffrey Chamberlain and many of his colleagues lived in Wimbledon – and while Havers was Attorney General for England and Wales as well as AG for N Ireland, 1979-87, under Thatch, he blocked prosecutions against a number of high profile paedophiles, including the diplomat Sir Peter Hayman.
The Lord Havers QC
Elizabeth Butler-Sloss came into her own in 1988, when she Chaired the Inquiry into the Cleveland Child Abuse Scandal and concealed the extent of the havoc caused by the trafficking gang in the North East of England with links to Dafydd’s gang (see previous posts eg. ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas And The Culprits Were Named…’).
Mahatma Ghandi and Jawaharlal Nehru, the PM of India, studied law at the Inner Temple:
The Inn contains several buildings and sets of buildings used to house Chambers, with those rooms above the second floor generally being residential in nature. The sets are Crown Office Row, Dr Johnson’s Buildings, Farrar’s Building, Francis Taylor Building, Harcourt Buildings, Hare Court, King’s Bench Walk, Littleton Building, Mitre Court Buildings, Paper Buildings and the eastern side of Temple.
Simon Hughes became part of the SDP-Liberal Alliance, along with Dr Death – who was personally mates with some of the Top Docs in north Wales who were facilitating Dafydd’s gang – the Boy David and Shirl, who also knew all about Dafydd’s gang and who, in 1979 when she was Secretary of State for Education, refused to hold a Public Inquiry into UCNW (Bangor University), despite the chaos reigning as a result of the institution being run by Dafydd and the gang. Hughes joined the newly founded Lib Dems in 1988 and was their Spokesman for Education until 1992, during which time teachers in north Wales and elsewhere with links to Dafydd’s gang were convicted of offences against children.
Simon Hughes moved to Bermondsey in 1981. There may have been many reasons why Hughes relocated, but in 1981 Dafydd’s gang were in need of help, because Mary Wynch had begun legal action against them. Mary alleged serious corruption on the part of legal and medical professionals in north Wales, so she was using Birnberg and Co, based in Camden, as her solicitors.
Simon Hughes will have known about Dafydd and the gang in north Wales by 1981, because Mary’s litigation made legal history and caused a stir from the moment that she began it. It was in the aftermath of Mary beginning legal action that reinforcements arrived in north Wales, including in the form of Tony and Sadie Francis, in the early 1980s. Dafydd knew that he could be in very, very deep shit if he didn’t call in numerous favours and those being called upon to help out knew that they’d go down with the Titanic as well if assistance wasn’t forthcoming.
On 25 Jan 1981, The Gang Of Four broke the mould of politics and made the Limehouse Declaration:
When the Gang Of Four broke the mould of politics, they based their strategy for targeting seats entirely on their knowledge of Dafydd’s gang and the Westminster Paedophile Gang (see post ‘We’ve Been Expecting You…’).
The strategy led to this:
The Baroness Thatcher
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
4 May 1979 – 28 November 1990
In 1992 -after the Gang of Four had broken the mould of politics and the Tories had been in Gov’t for 13 years – there were proposals that Garth Angharad, a ‘hospital for mentally abnormal criminals’ near Dolgellau, should be closed down. Elfyn Llwyd, the Plaid MP for Meirionnydd Nant Conwy and then Dwyfor Meirionnydd, 1992-2010 and a very good friend of Dafydd’s gang, tabled an Early Day Motion on 21 May 1992 opposing the closure of Garth Angharad, on the grounds that there were no other ‘hospitals’ in Wales providing a service like Garth Angharad. What services did Garth Angharad provide? Well it didn’t have an A&E or any machines that went ping or indeed even any Top Doctors. Because Garth Angharad was indeed a hospital like no other. It wasn’t run by the NHS or even BUPA; Garth Angharad was a remote old building hidden away in Snowdonia which was owned by Paul Hett, a solicitor who was struck off in 2007 for embezzling clients’ money. Paul Hett was the proud owner/manager of three children’s homes/schools in north Wales where children were abused, some of those schools/children’s homes having been located at Garth Angharad. Hett was so flaky and the abuse of kids housed in his institutions so bad that even Ronnie Waterhouse had a few harsh words for Paul Hett and his institutions. Garth Angharad was simply a prison for the victims of Dafydd’s gang who were held there illegally. See post ‘More On Those Prisons For Folk Who Dared Complain’.
The case conference held about me in 1989 – while I was sitting in a London medical school as a postgrad – which I only found out about four years ago and was Chaired by Dr Chris Hunter, Dafydd’s mate who I had never heard of until four years ago and took evidence from numerous other people whom I hadn’t heard of which culminated in Hunter declaring that I was extremely dangerous, capable of murder and should be sent to a high security hospital and offering to compile a Court Report even though I wasn’t facing any charges at the time (see post ‘The Night Of The (Dr Chris) Hunter), was held at Garth Angharad.
Simon Hughes was one of those who signed the EDM opposing the closure of Garth Angharad. See posts ‘Further Information on Garth Angharad Hospital’ and ‘More On Those Who Signed That Early Day Motion’.
When Simon Hughes signed that EDM opposing the closure of a an unregulated private prison owned by a man who had owned and managed schools where children were abused, Simon Hughes had spent four years as the Lib Dems Spokesman on Education.
Peter Tatchell eventually became the Secretary of the Bermondsey Labour Party, but he and his supporters did not become the dominant force there until the early 1980s. The conveyor belt of kids in care from Southwark to north Wales had begun years before Peter arrived in Southwark. Peter had previously lived in Hornsey (north London), yet another area with which Dafydd’s gang had excellent diplomatic relations; Peter had been a youth worker. Previous posts have mentioned that as a gay activist in London at the time, Peter must have known about the trade in people between London and north Wales but he has never spoken about it.
I do not however assume that Peter was necessarily involved in abusing youngsters. Previous posts have discussed a good friend of mine who moved to north Wales in 1979 and opened a cafe. He ended up being as much of a target of Dafydd’s gang as I did, because he told a few too many people that pre-1979, he was a youth worker in north London and that he withdrew from a social work course after he raised concerns about the abuse and neglect of clients by Haringey and Islington Councils, only to be told by his tutors at the North London Poly that he could not criticise the Councils and that was the end of it. This man also told people in north Wales about the luxurious life-style of one Margaret Hodge that he witnessed and he also knew a well-known ‘radical lawyer’ and his wife, the radical lawyer’s wife in recent years having sat as a member of the GMC. The Top Doctors dripped so much poison into so many ears regarding my friend who owned the cafe that eventually no Top Doc would agree to treat him and it was recorded upon his medical records that he ‘destroys therapists’. No, they destroyed him because he was a witness and a whistleblower…
In Bermondsey, much was made of Peter Tatchell being Unemployed. Perhaps Peter Tatchell considered that a better option than working in social work/youth work in London at that time…
Tatchell’s book enters into considerable detail regarding the dreadful corruption in the Bermondsey Labour Party and its long history. Tatchell is not simply speculating; the people and events which he describes have been verified but most of it was never reported in the mainstream media.
John O’Grady was the leader of Southwark Borough Council, 1968-82. John Allen opened Bryn Alyn, which received so many kids in care from Southwark, in the late 1960s. O’Grady was a founder member and the Vice-Chair of the Social Democratic Alliance (SDA), which was formed in 1975 by a group of right wing Labour MPs and was a forerunner of the SDP. After much twisting and turning by everyone involved, after the SDP was formed in 1981, the SDA dissolved into it.
Tatchell identifies the Labour MP for Bermondsey, Bob Mellish, as well as his business associates and friends, as being the cause of the toxicity in Bermondsey. Mellish and his mates ran the Constituency Labour Party as a personal fiefdom, lied to everyone and rigged absolutely everything for the benefit of themselves while Mellish made much of being a True Cockney Who Represented The People, particularly against Incomers And Migrants. Bob Mellish sounds as though he was doing exactly the same as Dafydd, but Dafydd did it in north Wales in Welsh. The strategies were identical.
Bob Mellish’s business associates included the notorious T. Dan Smith from the North East of England who was notorious for his massive civic corruption, particularly involving local authorities and building contracts, which stretched as far as London. T. Dan Smith was involved with the corrupt Yorkshire-based businessman John Poulson, who in turn was responsible for the end of the career of Reginald Maudling, Heath’s Home Secretary who had previously served as Chancellor of the Exchequer Under Macmillan and Douglas-Home, Reggie having been caught out in dodgy business deals linked to Poulson. More recently, allegations that John Poulson was involved with the organised abuse of children have surfaced. See previous posts for further information on T. Dan Smith and John Poulson.
Robert Joseph Mellish, Baron Mellish served as the Labour MPforRotherhithe, 1946-50 and then Bermondsey, 1950-82. Mellish was born in Deptford, the thirteenth of fourteen children. His father was a docker. After Mellish left school he worked for the TGWU. He began work at the Stratford office of the newly created TGWU on the evening of the day that he left school. So Mellish was there at the very beginning, which might explain why he was selected as the candidate for Rotherhithe, in the face of candidates which were considered to have a much greater chance and who were more popular across the constituency, after the TGWU dockers’ delegates voted for him en bloc. He easily won the constituency in a by-election in 1946 and in 1950 the constituency was expanded and named Bermondsey.
Mellish had fought the Japanese in South-East Asia during WW II, which gave him a great deal of kudos in many circles, the Japs being renowned for their extreme cruelty during the war.
In 1950 Mellish was appointed PPS to George Strauss, Minister of Supply. George Russell Strauss, Baron Strauss (18 July 1901 – 5 June 1993) was a Labour MP for 46 years and was Father of the House of Commons, 1974-79. Strauss was the son of the Tory (and previously a Liberal Unionist) MP Arthur Strauss (1847–1920), who later joined the Labour Party. George Strauss was educated at Rugby, where the hostile treatment experienced by him and other Jewish boys left him as a vehement supporter of racial equality. Sadly some of that obviously didn’t rub off on ‘I hate darkies’ Mellish, more of which soon. Strauss became a metal merchant and a leading member of the London County Council on which his wife Patricia also served.
Members of the London County Council, including Jim Callaghan’s wife Audrey (see post ‘Cry, The Beloved Country’), colluded with the organised abuse of children and vulnerable people.
Strauss gained the seat of Lambeth North in 1929. He lost it in 1931, but regained it in a 1934 by-election. In 1939 Strauss was expelled from the Labour Party for supporting the ‘Popular Front’ movement of Stafford Cripps, whom he had served as PPS. Strauss was Parliamentary Secretary at the Ministry of Transport, 1945-47 and was the Minister of Supply, 1947-51. After boundary changes, Strauss became MP for Vauxhall in 1950, which he represented until 1979. On 9 July 1979 Strauss was created a life peer as Baron Strauss of Vauxhall in the London Borough of Lambeth.
The investigation into the paedophile ring that operated in the children’s homes of Lambeth throughout the 1970s, 80s and 90s which had links with Dafydd’s gang – kids were abused in Lambeth and sent to north Wales where they were abused – maintained that organised abuse of children in Lambeth dated as least as far back as the 1940s. See previous posts.
In 1951 Bob Mellish was appointed PPS to the Minister for Pensions, George Isaacs. George Isaacs was the MP for Gravesend, 1923-24, then Southwark, 1929-59. George Isaacs was an active trade unionist in the early years of the 20th century and served as General Secretary of the National Society of Operative Printers and Assistants (NATSOPA), 1909-49. This post also took Isaacs onto the General Council of the TUC – he was President of the TUC in 1945 – and he was active in the Labour Party. Isaacs was Minister of Labour and National Service in Attlee’s Gov’t, 1945-51 and then Minister of Pensions in 1951. Isaacs retired from Parliament in 1959. He had long since moved to East Molesey in Surrey where he served as a Deputy Lieutenant and as a JP. Isaacs was eventually Chairman of the Surrey Bench of Magistrates. Isaacs lived until 1979, so he was around to assist Dafydd and the gang as they built up their empire of child sex workers throughout the 1970s.
Bob Mellish was Chairman of the London Regional Labour Party, 1956-77 and it was through the London Regional Labour Party that Mellish exerted influence during the 1950s and early 1960s, when Labour were in Opposition.
Mellish was appointed as Gov’t Chief Whip, 1969-70 and 1974-76, by Harold Wilson and was renowned as a tough Chief Whip. He was Parliamentary Under-Secretary to the Minister for Housing and Local Government, 1964-67, then becoming Minister of Public Building and Works, 1967-69. Mellish became Minister for Housing and Local Government in 1970, under Tony Crosland, Secretary of State for Local Government and Regional Planning. Tony Crosland was a swinging bisexual who concealed the paedophile gang in the North East of England which was linked to Dafydd’s gang in north Wales and supplied Dafydd’s gang with staff and children from the 1970s onward (see post ‘The Most Dangerous Man In The World – Part III’).
Mellish was a Wilson loyalist and was said to have wept when he heard the news that Wilson had stepped down as PM in 1976. He supported Footie to replace Wilson, but in vain; Callaghan won the leadership ballot. Mellish got on well at a personal level with Foot, despite the great ideological differences between the two men, but disliked Callaghan so much that he resigned from the Cabinet within months of Wilson’s own retirement.
It was Foot who in Dec 1981 as Labour Leader made a speech stating that Tatchell would not be endorsed as a Labour candidate and that Foot didn’t ever envisage that he would be.
I mentioned previously that Bob Mellish was a racist git and proud of it. At one stage he opened a speech by saying “As I come to this platform, many of you will know that I have never been an anti-racialist”. In 1976 Mellish argued that the Malawi Asians expelled by Hastings Banda should not be allowed to live in Britain despite possessing British passports:
We cannot go on like this. I do not care what those on this side of the House, or the Opposition side or anywhere else, say. Problems at local level will become worse and worse for our own people unless something is done. All hon. Members know that people come to their surgeries describing the most distressing conditions – terrifying conditions. People born and bred in their own constituencies have been on the housing waiting list for as long as six years. But, on the points system, one must give immigrants preference…People cannot come here just because they have a British passport – full stop.
Wasn’t having a British passport traditionally the essence of the criteria that allowed one to ‘come here’?
Tatchell mentioned in his book that a black person was actively blocked from becoming active in the Bermondsey Labour Party when Mellish and his henchmen were in control.
Thatch’s Gov’t was keen to get a Labour figure to sit on the London Docklands Development Corporation as Vice-Chairman in 1980 but the Labour Party was entirely opposed to the creation of the LDDC and refused to nominate. Mellish offered a way through as he was willing to take the post; as a sitting MP he would lose his seat if the post was paid, so a special provision was made that it would be unpaid until the Vice-Chairman elected to take payment.
Mellish’s appointment as Vice-Chairman of the LDDC, a non-elected body, was made directly by Michael Heseltine. Heseltine originated from Swansea and is someone else who knew about Dafydd’s gang, their role in the Westminster Paedophile Ring and Heseltine tried to benefit from that knowledge. Sir Anthony Meyer’s battle with Beata Brookes, a Tory politician in north Wales who was a former social worker, which resulted in an all-out civil war in the Tory Party in north east Wales (see previous posts) and Meyer’s subsequent ‘stalking horse’ challenge to Thatch’s leadership was a plan by Meyer to lever Heseltine in as Tory leader, but for reasons which are not yet clear to me, Heseltine didn’t go for it at the time as Meyer expected and hoped.
When I wrote my post ‘The Celtic Iron Lady And Yet More Recent History’, I presumed that Sir Anthony had gone into battle to prevent Beata Brookes from bagging a Westminster seat because he knew that Brookes was a mate of Dafydd and Lucille and was fully on board with the trafficking ring. I found out later that Anthony Meyer was also fully on board with the trafficking ring and went into battle because he just hated Beata and the Thatcherite wing of the Tory Party. Pretty much an everyday story of north Wales folk – fighting tooth and nail because they hate each other but everyone’s on board with Dafydd’s gang.
Mellish’s wiki entry tells us that his ‘acceptance of a post with the LDDC exacerbated the split with the Bermondsey Constituency Labour Party which had elected a slate of left-wing officers at its annual meeting that same year’. That is true, but the wiki entry does not mention the endemic corruption and the business deals with corrupt businessmen that Mellish was involved with which were part of the reason why there was a ‘split’ between Mellish and the ‘left-wing officers’ of his CLP. The split was always described as being ideological, but Mellish was involved in matters which no honest activist would ever have been able to defend and support.
Mellish’s wiki entry continues with the info that he ‘was against the shift to the left in the Labour Party and decided not to stand for election again. Tam Dalyell later said that “Mellish’s final years in the Commons were dogged by controversy and beset with troubles in Bermondsey from hard-left ‘yuppie’ incomers and the Militant tendency, people who were moons apart from the dockers who had selected him four decades earlier”.
Tam Dalyell failed to mention that Mellish ensured that his constituents knew all about his dad being a docker and Mellish fighting the Japs during the war which will have gone down very well with many of them, but no-one told those constituents that Mellish and his crew were exporting the most disadvantaged kids in the Borough into the hands of a gang of paedophiles in north Wales and that the reason why Mellish’s constituents couldn’t get housing wasn’t simply because the darkies were jumping the queue, it was because Mellish and his corrupt associates had completely screwed up local authority housing.
You should have socked it to them Mr Tatchell, I know that you were given a dreadful time, but if you had exposed the worst of what was going on and the links between Dafydd’s gang and Thatcher’s Gov’t, then history could not have been rewritten as a fight between yuppies playing at being lefties against a noble working class man who Really Spoke For His Constituents. Likewise had anyone briefed the dockers re some aspects of Enoch Powell and his activities, they might not have been so robust in their (alleged) support of him in 1968.
It was the same old crew who won the biggest prizes as a result of Lord Bob and his mates being The Authentic Voice Of Sahf London:
The Baroness Thatcher
Documents released from the National Archives relatively recently confirmed that Thatcher did indeed want to extinguish trade union power in the UK. Nice one Lord Bob of the Dockers, you certainly helped there!
The Baroness Thatcher
Sir Peter Morrison
The Lord St John of Fawsley
So why was Bob Mellish involved with Dafydd and the gang? Probably because of this particular child molester and mate of Dafydd’s gang, who was another Labour Party vote-puller of the same vintage as Bob Mellish and was also a friend of Harold Wilson and someone who, like Mellish, hated Jim Callaghan:
The Viscount Tonypandy
Bob Mellish wanted his ally John O’Grady to be selected to succeed him as the constituency MP, but the constituency party selected Tatchell, the Secretary of the Bermondsey CLP. Mellish threatened to resign immediately and force a by-election if Tatchell was endorsed by the Labour Party nationally. Michael Foot, then the Labour Party leader, hung Peter Tatchell out to dry in his Dec 1981 speech – without forewarning Tatchell – in which he stated that Tatchell would never be endorsed “so far as I am concerned”. Footie was rude about Thatchell’s Gay Lib activism. This was the Footie who shagged anything that moved of both sexes when he was younger and who’s wife Jill Craigie told him to satisfy his ‘additional needs’ with other people but not to bother to provide her with the details. See previous posts. Footie knew about Dafydd and the gang and colluded with them. Footie kept his own sexual shenanigans out of the press by making it clear to them that he had even more dirt on Lord Rothermere and Lord Beaverbrook than they did on him and one word about Footie’s additional needs in the press and the world would find out about the additional needs of Lords Rothermere and Beaverbrook.
Those other men of principle Denis Healey and Fattersley, who also knew about the activities of Dafydd’s gang, as well as the activities of George Thomas, Greville Janner, Sir Peter Morrison, Lord St John of Fawsley, Sir Cyril Smith, Jeremy Thorpe, Lord Louis of Mountbatten, Ma’am Darling and Ma’am Darling’s husband Lord Snowdon, joined Footie in condemning Peter Tatchell and his gay leftie ways. Merlyn Rees was also Shocked and Disgusted by Tatchell. Merlyn Rees not only colluded with Dafydd and the paedophiles throughout his career, particularly when he was Home Secretary, 1976-79, (see previous posts), but Merlyn Rees was a Director of Municipal Mutual in 1996 (see post ‘I Predict A Riot’).
Municipal Mutual were the insurers of Clwyd County Council and the North Wales Police. In 1996, when the Jillings Report into the abuse of children in the care of Clwyd County Council since 1974 was completed after the Jillings Investigation and it was known that Jillings had concluded that the abuse had been horrific, indefensible and that organised abuse had been taking place in north Wales for decades prior to the 1970s, Michael Beloff QC, the legal adviser to Municipal Mutual, ensured that no-one except for Municipal Mutual’s lawyers read the Jillings Report, not even the Clwyd Councillors. Michael Beloff QC ordered that if Malcolm King, the Chair of Clwyd’s Social Services Committee – who was feared to be a bit of a loose cannon where the matter of the abuse of kids was concerned – ever managed to see the Report and publicise its contents, then King should be sacked. See post ‘It’s A Piece Of Cake…’
No-one did ever see the Jillings Report for many, many years because all known copies were pulped; in 2013, someone produced a copy that had been lurking quietly somewhere and it was finally made publicly available. It was so heavily redacted that it was virtually meaningless, even to those of us with a good knowledge of who the culprits were.
When the UK press were throwing everything including the kitchen sink at Peter Tatchell, Dafydd’s gang were trying to snare me into a glorious future which would have involved providing sexual services to the vile old grunters who were giving Tatchell such a bad time.
Er, no Dafydd, I wouldn’t have even been tempted… Not even if I had known that one of their mates was the thirteenth son of a docker who had fought the Japs.
No rational person would ever have been tempted, which was why Dafydd’s gang murdered people who challenged them.
In August 1982, it became clear that Tatchell would be permitted to stand if the CLP selected him again, so Mellish announced his resignation from the Labour Party to sit as an Independent MP. In November 1992, Mellish resigned his seat in Parliament and forced the 1983 by-election in which Mellish campaigned for John O’Grady who stood as a Real Bermondsey Labour candidate. O’Grady’s campaign involved him travelling around the constituency in a horse and trap singing a homophobic song about Thatchell.
You should have given me a ring Peter, I’d have popped down to Bermondsey three years later and sung a song about Dafydd, because I’d encountered him by then.
O’Grady performed badly at the Feb 1983 by-election although Mellish did take satisfaction from the heavy defeat of Tatchell by the bisexual Simon Hughes.
In 2003, after Mellish’s death, Tatchell claimed that Mellish was secretly bisexual and was “persistent” in propositioning Tatchell but warned Thatchell when he was rebuffed not to publicise it as no one would believe him. It wouldn’t actually surprise me if this was true. I’m not someone who believes that a paedophile lurks on every corner, but these mad old sods were so confused and hypocritical about sexuality, including theirs, that some very odd things were happening. Tatchell quietly behaved with a great deal of dignity in the face of these bastards and while I would never suggest that he should ever have conducted himself like them, Tatchell should have dropped the bomb of Dafydd, the Top Docs and the trafficking gang and dealt with them for good. We would have helped you Peter, but the British state were far too busy assisting Dafydd in murdering our friends and wrecking our lives. Even so, had someone even told me that Tatchell had been stung by the London arm of Dafydd’s gang I’d have been a most willing worker…
Lord John Walton, President of the BMA, 1980-82; President of the GMC, 1982-89:
Lord Robert Kilpatrick, President of the GMC, 1989-95:
See previous posts for more information on Walton and Kilpatrick.
Bob Mellish later joined Dr Death and the SDP. So the Devil went straight into the arms of Dafydd’s own true friends (see posts ‘Dr Death’ and ‘We’ve Been Expecting You…’)
In 1985 the thirteenth son of a docker who didn’t like darkies and had also fought the Japs stood down from the LDDC and accepted a peerage on 12 July 1985 as Baron Mellish, of Bermondsey in Greater London, sitting as an independent.
In July 1985, Dr D.G.E. Wood, Tony Francis et al were busying themselves with preparations to wreck the future careers of my friends and I. I had contacted lawyers as well as Keith Best, the Tory MP for Anglesey, re my concerns over the activities of the mental health services in north Wales, unaware that the whole lot of them were colluding with the gang. Mary Wynch’s application for leave to sue Dafydd and the gang was heard by the Master of the Rolls on 9 July 1985; Mary was given leave to go ahead and sue Dafydd and the gang. See post ‘The Mary Wynch Case – Details’.
In August 1985 my best friend from school worked in the box office at the Edinburgh Fringe. When she refused to pull strings to obtain a ticket and accommodation – the event was sold out by the time that she was asked – for Samuel Brittan, a journo on the FT and the brother of Leon Brittan, Home Secretary, June 1983-Sept 1985, Samuel sent a copy of the letter that my friend had sent him, in which she apologised but explained that she could not get him a ticket and an hotel, to his mate Michael Grade, the then Controller of BBC 1. Michael Grade wrote back to Samuel telling Samuel that he was ‘appalled’ at my friend’s ‘rudeness’ and that he would ensure that Samuel did get a ticket ‘even if I have to give you mine’. The Edinburgh Fringe box office went apeshit, presented my friend with copies of Brittan and Grade’s correspondence and gave her a bollocking. Just weeks previously my friends’ parents, who were both mental health professionals working in the West Country, had given me advice as to how to deal with the horrors then being thrown at me by the north Wales mental health services.
In 1986, my friend and her husband moved to a flat in Bethnal Green when they began their careers in the media. I stayed at their flat for a short time, for the first few weeks of my MSc at Hammersmith Hospital. We were all threatened by some seriously nasty characters. We attributed it to thuggery and possibly fascist activity but I now know that the sex offenders and nasties were gifts from Dafydd’s gang. Over the next five years, we all found ourselves on the receiving end of gangsters (see post ‘The Turn of The Screw’). In early 1991, just after I was forced out of my job at St George’s, my friend was unlawfully sacked from her job with the Royal Television Society. Her husband was soon afterwards forced out of his job at the BBC. Dear old Michael Grade and his pals were terrifically good mates with everyone at the RTS and the BBC… See previous posts.
Leon Brittan was known to have concealed the Westminster Paedophile Ring and there have been allegations that he too abused children and young people.
It was Michael Grade who supported Esther Rantzen in establishing ChildLine, after a conversation between them in 1985. Rantzen has been accused of ignoring calls to ChildLine from kids in care in north Wales and one woman maintains that she told Rantzen about Jimmy Savile but was ignored. In 1988 I wrote to Rantzen about Dafydd and the abuses of mental health patients in north Wales. I did not receive a reply. Rantzen’s sister Priscilla Taylor worked as a social worker for Lambeth Borough Council and Priscilla’s boss Valerie – later Baroness – Howarth was appointed Chief Exec of ChildLine by Rantzen. See previous posts.
The Lord Havers QC
Bob Mellish was a supporter of Millwall Football Club and was President of the Millwall Supporters Club. Wasn’t there a sizeable problem with serious violence on the part of Millwall fans at that time? And er, infiltration of the fans by the NF? NF recruiters distributing their leaflets at matches involving Millwall? And links between the organised violence at football matches and serious organised crime?
The tallest building in Milton Keynes, Mellish Court, is named after Bob Mellish. So there’s an honour for Milton Keynes, although perhaps someone could explain why a corrupt old bastard from Bermondsey who’s business associates were builders and planners involved in municipal corruption across the whole of England should be honoured by a tower block in Milton Keynes…
Tam Dalyell’s obituary of Mellish which was published in the Indie gives further insights into the sources of Mellish’s power. Dalyell described Mellish as the ‘cement that prevented the Labour Party being split asunder’ under the entry of Britain into the Common Market and that Mellish achieved that by a ‘remarkable feat of political management’ which was matched by his ‘wheeling and dealing’ in Gov’t on ‘wage limits agreed by Jack Jones and Hugh Scanlon, the closed shop, the Docklands Labour Scheme and the compulsory introduction of comprehensive schools’.
Dalyell told us that Mellish was far more successful as Wilson’s Chief Whip than anyone ever thought that he would be; when Mellish was appointed, it was widely believed that Wilson had made a terrible mistake and that Mellish would be the most dreadful bully, but ooh no, he did a wonderful job. Mellish was appointed Chief Whip in 1969, just after John Allen opened the Bryn Alyn Community and the trade in disadvantaged children between the wider UK – including Southwark – and north Wales began in earnest. George Thomas was Secretary of State for Wales, April 1968-June 1970. When George Thomas was Secretary of State, responsibilities for Health and Social Services in Wales were transferred to the Welsh Office. George was in charge of the kiddies homes and the psychiatric hospitals!!!
Ian Mikardo, Mellish’s constituency neighbour and someone who was on the left of the Labour Party, was initially ‘quite appalled’ at Mellish’s appointment as Chief Whip but later stated that Mellish was ‘to a perfect degree a round peg in a round hole’. Ian Mikardo was someone who knew that disadvantaged children from his own constituency in the East End were being abused and trafficked by Dafydd’s gang but Mikardo said nothing (see previous posts).
Eight of Mellish’s 13 siblings died as children from conditions such as meningitis and scarlet fever. According to Dalyell, this resulted in Mellish having a lifelong commitment to healthcare. You’ve guessed it, Mellish ‘devoted his time to the work of the East End hospital Boards throughout his life’. The East End hospital Boards who did not help their disadvantaged patients as much as they pretended to or indeed should or could have; the hospital Boards who removed slum kids from their parents and transported them to Australia knowing that they were going to lives of sexual abuse and slavery or, from the late 1960s onward, sent them into the arms of Dafydd and the paedophile gang.
For details of how, in the mid-1980s, a group of healthcare workers and managers in the East End who had concealed Dafydd’s crimes extracted dosh from Ken Clarke at the DoH to reopen the Mildmay Mission Hospital in Shoreditch and transform it into a hospice for terminally ill AIDS patients, many of whom were rent boys who had been abused and trafficked by Dafydd’s gang, see post ‘Apocalypse Now’.
The Mildmay also looked after a number of high profile celebrity AIDS patients. Their names have never been revealed, being people who were afforded rather more respect and concern than the victims of Dafydd’s gang. A number of celebs, including former East Enders stars are supporters of the Mildmay’s work.
The Labour MP Peter Shore was someone who assisted in extracting the dosh from the DoH to transform the Mildmay into a hospice for AIDS patients. Peter Shore was one of those who opposed Peter Tatchell standing as the Labour candidate in Bermondsey. Shore was someone else who knew about the activities of Dafydd et al and benefited greatly from keeping his trap shut (see previous posts).
A few other Interesting Facts with regard to Bob Mellish:
Mellish’s appointment as PPS to George Isaacs was backed by Mandelson’s granddad Herbert Morrison, then the Deputy Leader of the Labour Party. George Thomas was first elected in 1945, the year that Mandy’s granddad became Deputy PM. Mandy’s granddad knew Thomas.
Mandy’s granddad was born in and went to school in Lambeth. He was Leader of London County Council, 1934-40; MP for Hackney South, 1935-45 and for Lewisham East and then Lewisham South, 1945-59. In 1959 Herbert Morrison was elevated to the peerage.
Tam Dalyell alleged that Bob Mellish’s commitment to improving housing and slum clearance ‘created a bond’ between Mellish and Dame Evelyn Sharp, who was Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Housing and Local Gov’t, 1955-66, during which time Mellish served in that Ministry. Sharp was born in Hornsey – now part of Haringey – the daughter of the vicar of Ealing. Sharp’s uncles included Richard Harvey, Archdeacon of Halifax, Sir John Harvey, Judge of the Supreme Court of New South Wales and Sir Ernest Harvey, Chief Cashier to the Bank of England. Evelyn Sharp studied at Somerville College, Oxford and graduated in 1925.
Sharp joined the Civil Service in 1926, served at first in the Board of Trade and then in the Ministry of Health, which at the time was concerned with Housing and Local Gov’t and this became Sharp’s speciality. When the Ministry of Housing and Local Gov’t was formed in 1951, Sharp worked with Harold Macmillan. From 1964, Sharp’s Minister was Dick Crossman. Mellish was promoted to Minister of Works in 1967, the year after Sharp retired. Dick Crossman was Lord President of the Council, 1966-68 – Herbert Morrison was Lord President of the Council, 1945-51 – one responsibility which comes with that position is that of the visitor to UCNW.
Evelyn Sharp had some interesting sidelines for the mandarin running the Ministry concerned with Housing and Local Gov’t while a corrupt MP with business associates who were notorious for local authority corruption in terms of building and planning worked in her Ministry. After she retired, Sharp was Director of Bovis, the construction company and was President of the London and Quadrant Housing Trust. Sharp served on the Royal Commission on Local Gov’t in England, 1966-69 and was a member of the IBA, 1966-73. Sharp’s enthusiasm for modernist architecture and urban rebuilding caused it to be said of her that she ‘truly did come close to doing as much damage as the Luftwaffe’; Sharp gave her backing to many development of high rise flats. Low income residents of the cities of the UK will have had a bum deal, but Sharp, Bovis, Mellish and their mates will have done very well out of it.
When Mellish was causing havoc in Bermondsey, Mandy was working for LWT and then in 1985 began ‘modernising’ the Labour party and doing all that he could to make the Windbag electable after the Windbag was appointed Leader of the Labour Party in Oct 1983. The Windbag who knew Tony Francis and who’s wife was a school teacher from north Wales and who were both colluding with Dafydd et al.
The biggest light entertainment star on British TV in the early 1990s was Cilla Black; ‘Blind Date’, the show hosted by Cilla, was so profitable for LWT that it turned it’s fortunes around. Cilla was a close friend of Geoffrey Chamberlain at St George’s Hospital Medical School, who was colluding with that paedophile ring in south London and Dafydd’s gang in north Wales. Mandy was a member of Lambeth Borough Council, 1979-82.
Michael Grade was an executive for LWT throughout the 1970s and in the early years of the 80s.
The Lord Morrison of Lambeth
The Lord Mandelson
Tam Dalyell considered Bob Mellish to be the ‘authentic voice of working class dockland London’ – the authentic voice who was so concerned for his dockland constituents that he helped Thatch out by becoming Vice-Chair of the LDDC, 1981-85.
Mellish’s constituents will all have bagged jobs as bankers after the development of London’s Docklands:
For further information regarding how those who concealed the crimes of Dafydd and the gang were part of the regeneration of London’s Docklands, see post ‘The Bodies Beneath Canary Wharf’.
Bob Mellish is on record as saying about Harold Wilson that ‘the Prime Minister is a soft and decent man, almost too gentle. Some say it’s a weakness. I believe it’s a strength. He is very loyal to his friends…I am not a sycophant, but I do respect and admire him.’
Bob Mellish: one crooked old bastard who was Mr Big in the London Labour Party, supporting a whole host of other crooked old bastards, who were all in the pockets of the crooked old bastard who was PM. The entire farce was underpinned by an absolute idiot but a very dangerous idiot:
He doesn’t just hold hands you know!
Bob Mellish died in May 1998, during the middle of the Waterhouse Inquiry. Ronnie Waterhouse was on very good terms with Frank Chapple, the General Secretary of the ‘moderate’ union, the EETPU (Electrical, Electronic, Telecommunications and Plumbing Union), 1966-84 and Ronnie acted for the EETPU on many occasions. Chapple was personally involved in the attempt in Nov 1980 to flood the Bermondsey Labour Party with phoney members – many of whom lived nowhere near Bermondsey – when Tatchell and other members of Bermondsey CLP were challenging Mellish and his mates with regard to their abuses and corruption. The applications to join the Bermondsey CLP were all done using the EETPU as a vehicle, by people using their affiliation to the EETPU as the basis of their application. Two such people were Southwark Councillors Charles Sawyer and Joe Lees. If they are still alive perhaps they would like to explain why they sent so many disadvantaged kids into the hands of a vicious sex abuse gang in north Wales who then trafficked them back down to London to work as rent boys, infecting many of them with HIV in the process.
Frank Chapple, Baron Chapple of Hoxton (8 August 1921 – 19 October 2004) was born in the slum area of Hoxton, east London. There was no bath or running hot water in the Chapple home. A Communist Party member early in his adult life, Chapple left the party after and partly as a result of, the Soviet suppression of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956. Thereafter he remained a forceful anti-communist. Frank Chapple will have known many of the members of the Communist Party in the 1950s, including many of the radicals who used to spend their summers at Croesor in north Wales who were friends with Sir Clough Williams-Ellis, his wife Amabel and their friend Bertrand Russell. The crowd who used to visit Croesor knew about Dafydd’s gang, which before Dafydd ran the show was led by Gwynne the lobotomist (see post eg. ‘The Village’).
Hoxton is just down the road from the flat in Bethnal Green in which my friends lived in 1986-87. The Krays grew up in Hoxton and hung around with the more degenerate politicians as well as gangsters and showbiz folk. Lod Bob Boothby used rent boys and was reputed to have had an affair with Ronnie Kray as well as his long-standing relationship with Harold Macmillan’s wife Dorothy. I cannot understand why no-one was surprised when many years later it was revealed that Ronnie Kray was being feted and treated like a King in Broadmoor. Broadmoor and indeed the whole mental health system was run by criminals and traffickers which was how Jimmy Savile made his way into it and was given senior managerial responsibilities. See posts ‘Socio-Politicial Context of The North Wales Mental Health Services In The 1980s’, ‘A Pretty Classy Piece Of Operation’ and ‘The Old Devils’.
Chapple served as a member of the General Council of the TUC, 1971-83. Throughout that time the TUC concealed the crimes of Dafydd and associated gangs, sometimes very directly by protecting abusers employed in health and social care who were members of trade unions (see eg. posts ‘A Very COHSE Relationship With Some Very Nasty People’ and ‘Mary Turner – An Appreciation’). Chapple first joined what became the EETPU in 1937 and he had held offices at every level in the union. After his retirement, Frank Chapple was elevated to the Lords. Frank Chapple died in 2004. So he was around well after the publication of the Waterhouse Report to ensure that the truth remained suppressed.
Baron Chapple of Hoxton:
One of Chapple’s sons, Barry Chapple, was a regional official of Amicus, which succeeded the EETPU. Amicus was the UK’s second largest trade union and the largest private sector union, formed by the merger of MSF and the AEEU, agreed in 2001 and two smaller unions, UNIFI and the GPMU. MSF was the union that represented many professionals in the NHS who were not Top Doctors or Angels and MSF used their knowledge of the wrongdoing of the Top Doctors to wield a great deal of power in the NHS, but did not use their influence to stop the wrongdoing or the abuse of patients. David Hole, who served as one of the MSF reps at St George’s Hospital Medical School when I worked there, 1989-91, was along with his colleagues concealing an enormous mountain of crap including crap directly relating to the trafficking gang which was operating in south London at the time and the Westminster Paedophile Ring (see previous posts). Amicus merged with the TGWU in 2007 to become UNITE.
Lest anyone wants further evidence of the wrongdoing in Southwark with Dafydd et al, not only is Southwark on the doorstep of the Maudsley, where Dafydd ‘trained’ with other Top Doctors who were facilitating organised abuse and who protected Dafydd et al in north Wales for the rest of their careers, but Dafydd’s mate Dr Jim Birley (see post ‘A Galaxy Of Talent’) joined the Maudsley as a consultant in 1969. Birley was the Dean of the Institute of Psychiatry, 1971-82, Dean of the Royal College of Psychiatry, 1982-87 and President, 1987-90. He was President of the BMA, 1993-94.
There are plenty of accounts that suggest that Jim Birley was quite mad. He spent time working with William Sargant at Tommy’s – as did Dr Death – when Sargant was carrying out such dangerous irresponsible experiments on patients that many of them died. Jim Birley claimed to have seen miraculous recoveries as a consequence of barbarous treatments that even at the time were known not to work. Then Jim Birley had a psychotic breakdown himself but was alleged to have made a full recovery within two days, so he returned to work.
Jim Birley was one of the British psychiatrists who took Soviet psychiatry to task in the late 1980s for abusing psychiatry for political purposes. While his mate Dafydd had the victims of a paedophile gang who had dared complain illegally imprisoned in a dungeon.
Jim Birley didn’t confine himself to Top Doctoring in hospitals. He established the Windsor Walk Housing Association which was supported accommodation. At about the same time Birley established the Camberwell Rehabilitation Association, which employed patients to undertake tasks such as making fuse boxes. In 1971 Jim Birley – after meeting David Ennals – founded the Southwark Association for Mental Health.
In 1971 David Ennals was leading a major campaign for MIND and Ennals joined in the long tradition of MIND in concealing the crimes of Dafydd and the gangs associated with him (see previous posts). Ennals later became Chair of MIND and it was whilst Ennals was Chair that Tony Smythe was appointed as Chief Exec of MIND. Tony Smythe had links with paedophiles’ rights groups such as PIE. David Ennals was Secretary of State for the DHSS, 1976-79, while Dafydd and the gang ran riot in north Wales. Before he had ever met Jim Birley, Ennals had served as a junior Minister in the Home Office – whilst the Home Office was directly responsible for managing Approved Schools, such as Bryn Estyn and Axwell Park, where there were paedophile gangs in operation.
Lord David Ennals’ son Sir Paul Ennals was Chief Executive of the NCB (National Children’s Bureau). Peter Righton the social work academic who was a convicted paedophile was involved with the NCB. Paul Ennals was also a member of safeguarding Boards in Haringey, Gateshead, Sunderland and Tyneside. Which would have meant a lot of commuting. All of the locations in which Sir Paul was busy safeguarding had paedophile rings operating in the children’s services. Lord Ennals’ brother Martin Ennals was Secretary-General of Amnesty International for some years.
See previous posts for further information re David, Paul and Martin Ennals.
Much as I admire Peter Tatchell’s resistance in the face of the gangsters which were Bob Mellish and his mates and one can only fall about laughing at the idea that Labour big wigs believed that Tatchell was the Labour Party’s problem, Peter and his supporters fell into the usual trap of campaigning on behalf of the Top Docs, their campaign being to keep St Olave’s Hospital open, although St Olave’s closed in 1985. In the late 1960s, St Olave’s operated a Day Hospital for psychiatric patients which St Olave’s shared with Cane Hill Hospital. Cane Hill Hospital was used as a dumping ground by the Maudsley for ‘chronic’ patients who were ‘never going to get better’. Those patients will have been in a very sorry state and they will have been drugged up and abandoned. A Top Doctor will not have gone near them for months on end. In the late 1970s, virtually all the ‘services’ and patients at St Olave’s were transferred to Guy’s. In 1979, only 40 patients remained at St Olave’s and 30 of them were psychogeriatric patients, who were eventually transferred to New Cross Hospital. They too will have been abandoned by the Top Doctors.
I can understand that Peter may have felt that the psych patients of St Olave’s had so little that Peter et al were helping by keeping a shite mental health service going. After all, in the latter half of the 1990s, I argued very strongly for keeping the Day Centre in the Hergest Unit open on the grounds that at least it provided patients with a warm meeting place where they could socialise and have a cup of coffee with their friends, many Empowered Service Users being so poor and isolated that if the Day Centre shut they would not even be able to do that. Before the Day Centre died by a thousand cuts, it was a vastly preferable ‘service’ to that which was the North Wales Hospital Denbigh or the thugs of the Arfon Community Mental Health Team. After the Day Centre closed, patients died and became destitute en masse. See previous posts. However, what Peter and his supporters should really have been aiming for, while admittedly doing what they could to make patients’ lives as comfortable as they could under the circumstances, was to smash the racket that the Top Doctors were running, because that was the real problem. Those patients, along with the kids in care, were being abused and neglected, while the Top Docs stuck their noses into every trough available and dictated their own salaries. Every Gov’t Minister fell for it, even Battling Barbara Castle who was Going To Stamp Out Private Medicine. She didn’t, because the Top Docs told her to fuck off and Battling Babs didn’t dare cripple them and their rotten to the core profession. Furthermore Battling Babs ‘went private’ for fertility treatment herself because it wasn’t available on the NHS.
David Ennals and Dr Death were Ministers in the DHSS under Battling Babs.
Jeff Crowther, who for years worked as a nursing officer/manager in the mental health services in north Wales (see previous posts), was considered quite a leftie by his colleagues. Jeff loathed the Royal Family and one day I heard him telling the other Angels that the country fell for the Royals’ scams at every Royal Wedding and Royal Baby, but the Royal Family were a bunch of leeches who were bleeding the nation dry. I very much preferred Jeff to many of his colleagues, but he knew what Dafydd and the gang were doing, he admitted to me that Dafydd ‘was a corrupt old bastard’ and that he knew that Dafydd was sexually abusing patients and when I lost my temper and yelled at Jeff ‘why won’t any of you stand up to him?’, Jeff said ‘because we’ve got jobs to keep and mortgages to pay’ and walked off.
Sir Peter Morrison Jeff. One of those whom Dafydd was supplying with boys in care for sex parties. Morrison’s sister Dame Mary was Woman-of-the-Bedchamber to HM Queen Lilibet. The Duke of Westminster, one of Carlo’s closest friends, was involved in concealing Dafydd’s gang. So was Carlo himself, in his capacity as Chancellor of UCNW (Bangor University). Carlo’s mate Jimmy Savile was a visitor to Bryn Estyn, where one boy alleged Savile witnessed a gang rape of one boy. Why do you think that Di was making PR visits to AIDS wards where victims of Dafydd’s gang were dying, or to Broadmoor where victims of Dafydd’s gang were banged up and being assaulted by Savile? You knew all of this, you were not as thick as some of your colleagues and you kept quiet because you wanted a job as an Angel. You still didn’t grass the bastards up when they killed your wife and then sent a murderous thug after you.
Looks like you were taken to the cleaners as well Jeff.
Labour Party ‘grandees’: Do you think that basing your election strategies and indeed Gov’ts on the continued success of a gang of paedophiles in north Wales was a particularly sensible idea? I wouldn’t expect anything better to have emanated from the brain of the Windbag, but surely some of you could have worked out what was going to happen? Battle for your soul? You didn’t have one, you only had a sole, which I and the others Empowered Service Users experienced as you trod on us for decades, you thick-as-pig-shit-we’d-better-give-the-Top-Docs-everything-that-they-ask-for-because-they-know-about-George-Thomas-and-anyway-we-won’t-get-medical-care-ourselves-if-we-piss-them-off utter dipsticks.
For all the mouthing off by Cockney Wanker and his chums about being the Authentic Voice and Committed to the Constituents, areas like Southwark are still on their knees, so somehow Cockney Wanker’s constituents didn’t reap the rewards throughout the decades that Cockney Wanker et al laid down their lives to fight their corner in the face of the invading gay hordes in the form of Peter Tatchell and co. I note that Cockney Wanker himself ended up in the Lords. Along with Lord Chapple, Lord Owen, Lord Kinnock, Lord Mandelson and the rest of them.
As for the fate of the wider UK after Cockney Wanker had saved us from Mr Tatchell:
Ray Gunter succeeded Bob Mellish’s mate George Isaacs as Labour MP for Southwark, 1959-72. Gunter was born in Wales and had a background in the railway industry and the trade union movement – specifically his union, the Transport Salaried Staffs’ Association (TSSA). Gunter was elected as the MP for South East Essex in 1945 and was a backbencher throughout the six-year Labour Gov’t of Attlee. In the late 1940s, Gunter’s Essex seat was broken up; he was elected for Doncaster in Yorkshire in 1950. He was unseated in 1951 by the Tory Anthony Barber.
Gunter was associated with the right wing of the Labour Party and was a member of the Labour Party’s NEC, 1955-66. He was president of TSSA, 1956–64. Gunter was returned to the Commons as a TSSA-sponsored MP in 1959 and became a Shadow Cabinet member.
After Labour won the 1964 General Election, Harold Wilson made Gunter Minister of Labour. The dilemma Gunter faced was his trade unionist’s natural view that trade unions should be able to negotiate responsible pay rates for their members through “free collective bargaining” but on the other hand the wildcat strikes in some parts of British industry were often seen as damaging to the economy, and “wage restraint” was the alternative. Soon after Labour’s 1966 General Election victory, the seamans’ strike saw this conflict came to a head. Gunter took the same tough line as Harold Wilson. He would later describe his stint as Minister of Labour as a “bed of nails”. Gunter sought to complete his work by bringing in a new bill drawn from the findings of the Donovan Commission Report on trade union power, but Wilson reshuffled him to Minister of Power in April 1968. Gunter was rumoured to have been linked with negative leaks from Cabinet and resigned from Gov’t on 1 July 1968, stating he could no longer work in a Wilson Gov’t. Gunter’s successor in labour affairs, Barbara Castle, saw her proposals to reduce trade union powers in her 1969 White Paper, ‘In Place Of Strife’ fail in the teeth of concerted trade union opposition. Gunter resigned from Parliament in 1972.
Gunter died in 1977 and was buried on the Isles of Scilly, where for many years – like Harold Wilson – he had a house, located in Launceston Close, Old Town and called Y Bwythen Bach. Gunter’s name lives on in a block of sheltered flats for the elderly built by Southwark Council in Walworth; not that Gunter found himself spending his twilight years in that block of flats.
Ray Gunter was succeeded in his Southwark seat by Harry Lamborn. Lamborn was born in London and also had a background in the union movement, specifically his union USDAW, local government and the London Co-operative movement.
Lamborn was a member of Camberwell Borough Council, 1953-65 and was Mayor in 1963/4. He represented the Dulwich constituency on the London County Council, 1958-65. Lamborn was elected to the successor body, the GLC, in 1964 for the constituency of Southwark and was re-elected in 1967 and 1970. Lamborn was Deputy Chairman of the GLC, 1971/2.
Harry Lamborn was elected for Southwark a by-election in May 1972 and after his constituency was eliminated in boundary changes, he ran in the newly configured Peckham. He was comfortably re-elected in the Feb 1974 General Election and was PPS to Denis Healey, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, 1974-79. Throughout it all, kids in care from Lamborn’s constituency were sent into the arms of Dafydd and the paedophiles.
Lamborn was comfortably re-elected in the Tory landslide of 1979, but with a reduced majority. He died in August 1982 and was succeeded in the Peckham constituency by Harriet Harman, a star of many previous posts on this blog. Harriet did and said nothing either about the kids from her constituency who had been and continued to be sent to children’s homes in north Wales where they were abused either, but then Harriet’s dad John Harman was a Top Doctor who was mates with many of those facilitating and colluding with Dafydd’s gang.
Harry Lamborn’s name too lives on in a block of sheltered flats for the elderly built by Southwark Council, on Gervase Street off the Old Kent Road in Peckham. Will Harriet too be immortalised in the name of a block of old people’s flats? Well Jane Hutt’s mate Val Feld who did more than most wimmin in Wales – except for Jane Hutt herself, Julie Morgan, Lesley Griffiths and Edwina Hart of course – to collude with Dafydd’s gang is remembered by a plaque on the wall of the Senedd (see previous posts)…
While reading about Southwark, I noticed something odd. Susan Elan Jones was a Councillor in the London Borough of Southwark, 2006-09 and was Deputy Leader of the Opposition on that Council, 2007-09. Susan Elan Jones is currently the Labour MP for Clwyd South, after being elected in the 2010 General Election, succeeding the paedophiles’ friend Martyn Jones (see previous posts). Susan Elan Jones is rather hopeless and invisible as an MP, but she has done a bit of screaming in the direction of the two old Trots who currently lead the Labour Party. Susan was one of those who resigned from Jezza’s Shadow Cabinet in June 2016, denouncing Jezza as unelectable and calling on him to stand down.
Part of Susan’s statement read: ‘When I was re-elected as MP for Clwyd South in May 2015, I made a plea that we should never forget those in our society who are less fortunate…although I shall no longer be a Shadow Minister, I will of course continue to be totally committed to my work in Parliament and my constituency, as well as to the Party of which I have been a member for nearly 31 years’.
Well Susan, some years ago this lot were on the doorstep of your constituency and as someone who grew up near Wrexham during the 1970s and 80s, you’ll know that a lot of people are still living with the consequences, so I’m wondering when you’re going to remember those who really were a great deal less fortunate than you were:
The milking of the notion of Violent NHS Patients continues. I’ve been too busy to read all the news stories properly today, but I see that The Torygraph is leading with a report that two patients died in a clinical trial at UCL and it was covered up (this will not be the first time that has happened) and other reports tell us that the NHS ‘needs more’, the billions and billions extra that they have been promised is still not enough.
Of course the ‘Today’ programme this morning also led with an NHS story; it is that hoary old chestnut Angels Are Being Attacked By Patients. This one is a favourite as any fule kno and it usually accompanies demands for more dosh. The strategy has a long and glorious history as well; my post ‘A Very COHSE Relationship With Some Very Nasty People’ used info from a PhD thesis that mapped the scare stories featuring Dangerous Mental Patients with pay claims from asylum attendants in the first half of the 20th century, although there was plenty of evidence to suggest that it was the patients who were usually on the receiving end of neglect and brutality. Matthew Hancock the Health Secretary has stated that the first NHS strategy to tackle Violence Against Staff is being launched.
That’s funny Matthew because I clearly remember that happening some years ago. The reason why I remember it so clearly was that I was one of the Violent Patients whom Keith Thomson, the CEO of the NW Wales NHS Trust, proudly told the local press about; one woman had been banned from all NHS premises by the use of a restraining order, it was in all the north Wales papers! That woman was me and I later discovered that the restraining order was legally invalid. It was issued by the corrupt judge Huw Daniel on the day that a court case collapsed against me because at least eight NHS staff were found to have lied to the police. One of those who lied was an occupational therapy student called Mike, who admitted to his line manager that he had been forced to make a statement about me after I rang him up for help and advice, having been banned from all NHS premises by the legally invalid restraining order… The original prosecution was mounted against me for ‘threatening to kill’ Alun Davies (the mental health services manager) after I made a complaint that an Angel and four healthcare assistants had assaulted and injured me. Alun Davies was sitting in the National Assembly with Jane Hutt and her officials when he repeatedly rang the police maintaining that he was terrified and that I presented a very real risk to him. As I sat, injured, in a locked ward at the other end of Wales…
So where was the prosecution of Alun Davies, at least six NHS workers including the Nurse Manager of the Hergest Unit Lena Henry and at least one police officer for perjury and conspiracy then??? Oh, there wasn’t one.
At the same time that Keith Thomson told the local papers about the Violent Patient who had been banned from all NHS premises, the RCN rep for Ysbyty Gwynedd provided the same newspapers with figures for the numerous ‘assaults’ on NHS workers at Ysbyty Gwynedd which I knew to be grossly exaggerated. The RCN rep knew the reality as well, because he was Gareth Phillips, who until he had health problems and was signed off work sick, was employed as an Angel at the Hergest Unit. Gareth’s wife Penny had also worked as an Angel at the Hergest Unit for years. Gareth wangled that job as a RCN rep by keeping schtum about the abuse of patients. Gareth was Jeff Crowther’s closest friend and they used to spend their weekends and holidays off in the summer going to festivals where they would indulge, in their own words, in a ‘drugs binge’.
Why were the former kids in care from north Wales who alleged that they had been abused by staff told by Ronnie Waterhouse and everyone else that they couldn’t be believed? Because they had drug problems and were thought to be after compensation. An Angel who regularly indulges in recreational chemicals, is looking at the end of their career and still wants a good salary? Come this way sir, we have a job as an RCN rep if you agree to keep your mouth shut and tell lies to the media when we fit up one of the witnesses to Dafydd’s trafficking gang.
By the time that I was acquitted of ‘threats to kill’ I’d nearly finished a PhD. After I had the temerity to get my PhD, a campaign of harassment was unleashed upon certain people in Bangor University, including my PhD supervisor and his wife, a number of my friends and even the Vice-Chancellor. See previous posts. Alun Davies subsequently began frequenting the University, a place where he had never previously set foot. Not only that, but Davies began turning up in the Students’ Union building when I was in there. Davies was frequenting Bangor University on the pretext of asking students to volunteer for charidee work. Some students had been volunteering at the Hergest Unit, a lovely bunch who volunteered with a group set up by the Hergest whistleblower. Alun Davies ordered that the group should be disbanded because the students Weren’t Qualified. No, but they all had an interest in entering the mental health professions and furthermore they noticed that Hergest patients were being abused and neglected. That was when Davies noticed that they Weren’t Qualified.
Students of Bangor University: as people who had passed A levels, you were ALL More Qualified than Alun Davies, who had NO qualifications. Davies began his career as the lowliest grade of NHS clerk in south Wales and rose to the top on the basis of his frank corruption. Davies came from the Rhondda, which was the domain of George Thomas and on the doorstep of the Windbag. Geddit???
Here’s Baroness Windbag, who’s mum and dad gave her boyfriend the Windbag a helping hand with his political career by introducing him to their mate Lord Cledwyn, the Labour MP for Anglesey, 1951-79, who was mates with Jim Callaghan and concealed the molesting ways of George Thomas, who served as a Welsh Officer Minister under Secretary of State Cledwyn and succeeded Cledwyn as Secretary of State for Wales. See posts ‘The Cradle Of Filth’ and ‘How Much Greater Is A Man Than A Sheep?’.
Between 1974 and 96, Gwynedd County Council managed children’s homes on Anglesey, including one in Holyhead, where kids were abused by Dafydd’s gang. This was the Chancellor of UCNW throughout the decades when that institution was run by Dafydd and the gang:
Glenys and Neil: After I graduated, Dr D.G.E. Wood and your mate Tony Francis hurled at and insulted me and told me to get out of North Wales. When I didn’t, they hurled at me a bit more. When I did eventually leave north Wales and go to work in London, their mates down there hurled at and insulted me and told me to got back to north Wales. Could you ask Carlo where exactly he wants me to live, because there seemed to be a lot of indecision. Perhaps Carlo could provide me with a cottage on the Duchy’s estate, like he did for Peter Ball, the molesting Bishop?
The Gov’ts latest drive against Violent NHS Patients – believe me, there’s been quite a few now, all labelled as the first drive against Violent Patients – has been given a boost by legislation which will Double The Sentences of Violent Patients. The legislation was proposed by Chris Bryant, the Labour MP for the Rhondda. Bryant is a former vicar who some years ago appeared on Gaydar clad only in a rather sad pair of undies, accompanied by a message asking ‘Oi mate, do you want a fuck?’ I do not know how many offers the Rev Bryant received, but if he’d peddled his bottom in the vicinity of Gwynne, Dafydd and the gang in north Wales in the 1980s, he’d have had plenty of takers. When Thatch was destroying the Rhondda in the 1980s, Chris was a fresh faced Oxford grad who was a staunch supporter and member of the Tory Party (see previous posts). I really do think that someone ought to tell his constituents.
One of the tabloids today – I think it was ‘The Sun’ – reported that Cops believe that there may be ‘another two Saviles’ at large ie. celebs who are serially sexually assaulting kids. I would have thought that the world would now be a little suspicious of elderly men who wear nothing but a pair of gold lame shorts and ask 4 yr olds if they’ll be his girlfriend when they are invited to ‘glittering balls’ arranged by the NHS to raise money, but no, the Top Docs don’t learn, as they have learned nothing with regard to De-escalation Techniques When Faced With Violent Patients. Vanity, money and the desire for a gong will win the day every time.
BBC News Wales reported today that the Royal College of Psychiatrists has employed a Poet in Residence no less. It is the brother of one of the Manic Street Preachers. I imagine that the Royal College of Psychiatrists will manage to kill anyone’s enjoyment of poetry stone dead. The Manic Street Preachers did of course star Richie Edwards, who disappeared many years ago. Richie was very able but had been distressed for years; he was a serious self-harmer and I really don’t think that the Top Docs did him much good…
As it is Halloween, here’s some pictures of the ghosts that haunt north Wales: