I mentioned in my post ‘Oh, No! It’s The Pathetic Sharks’ that there were more Pathetic Sharks to be named than I could deal with in one post. There are actually so many Pathetic Sharks that I probably couldn’t do justice to all of them even if I continued blogging with a whole team of assistants for the next 10 years, thus I am only discussing the most extreme or the more interesting specimens on this blog. As far as north Wales and the Cheshire area was concerned the highest profile figure that the Pathetic Sharks were going to such lengths to protect was Sir Peter Morrison, the MP for Chester and Thatcher’s friend and aide.
There have always been allegations that there were actually two Tory MPs who were abusing children in care in north Wales – a number of Tories from Thatcher’s era including Edwina Currie, Rod Richards and Gyles Brandreth have admitted that it was widely known that Morrison was abusing children and Thatcher’s former bodyguard Barry Strevens maintains that he witnessed Thatcher being told that Morrison was abusing children, but she appointed him as her PPS nonetheless. As for the second Tory alleged to be abusing children – Steve Messham famously named Alistair McAlpine on ‘Newsnight’f and people were sued as a result. I have been asked myself on several occasions whether the second Tory was Lord Wyn Roberts. I have never met anyone who told me that Wyn Roberts had molested them, but he definitely knew what was going on and concealed it for years (see post ‘The Cradle Of Filth’). He also wielded a degree of influence over Thatcher in a way that no other provincial not very senior Minister did, yet he never landed the job as Secretary of State for Wales which people always expected him to.
Someone told me a few weeks ago that Wyn Roberts’s brother ‘was a judge in Wrexham’ – if anyone has any more info I’d like to know. I don’t know whether the person who told me this meant that Roberts’s brother was a magistrate, a recorder or a Circuit judge. The paedophiles’ friends – especially of Wyn Roberts’s generation – nearly always had close family members scattered across north Wales in influential positions as a result of those families forming a regional elite. If one wasn’t local oneself it was often very difficult to know who was related to who – as every English person who moved to north Wales of course observed ‘they’re all called Jones’.
To return to the man whom the paedophiles’ friends thought that it was worth killing for – Sir Peter Morrison. Although Thatcher seemed to be the most appalling judge of character and have values rather different to most of the rest of the population which caused her to make ludicrous decisions and put people like Morrison and Jimmy Savile in positions of responsibility, she made an even riskier decision than usual with Morrison. On 11 June 1987 Thatcher appointed Morrison Minister for Energy with responsibility for oil – he remained in post until 23 July 1990. The Secretaries of State for Energy during this time were Cecil Parkinson, 13 June 1987-24 July 1989 and John Wakeham, 24 July 1989-11 April 1992. Parkinson and Wakeham both stood down at the General Election of 1992 and were given peerages in 1992. Days later, five witnesses to the North Wales Child Abuse Scandal were killed by the firebomb (see post ‘The Silence Of The Welsh Lambs’).
Oil was a key factor in upholding Thatcher’s administrations – there were the North Sea Oil revenues which it was accepted were used to keep the nation afloat whilst industry was destroyed and unemployment soared. Even if this had not have been the case, oil would still have been an incredibly important and sensitive responsibility – there were diplomatic problems with the Saudis whom the Gov’t felt that they had to maintain good relations with at any cost and then of course there was the privatisation of BP. I can understand why the Pathetic Sharks were going into overdrive when Alison Taylor, Mary Wynch and I were making a lot of noise about the serious criminality in north Wales which was resulting from the efforts that the Pathetic Sharks were making to keep Morrison’s activities out of Court and out of the public gaze, but why did even someone taking the risks that Thatcher was taking ever appoint Morrison to such a crucial and sensitive portfolio? I remain puzzled. Furthermore Morrison was appointed to the Dept of Energy AFTER Alison, I and Mary had made the most serious complaints about Dafydd and the paedophiles’ friends. By that time, Mary had even won a court case against Dafydd and the Master of the Rolls Lord Donaldson had made harsh comments about Dr Dafydd Alun Jones (see post ‘The Mary Wynch Case – Details’). Mary’s case had featured in the London-based media, Alison had reported the abuse of children in north Wales to the police and had even written to Thatcher herself – and then I joined the melee. Yet Thatcher still gave Morrison one of the most important roles in Gov’t.
By the time that Morrison was given responsibility for oil, Professor Fergus Lowe at UCNW (Bangor University) had overthrown Dafydd’s influence in the School of Psychology, but Dafydd hadn’t gone – and now everyone had Fungus blackmailing them as well regarding Morrison and friends.
Anyway, let’s take a look at Oil at the time.
Thatcher’s Gov’t began the privatisation of BP in 1979, but it was the sale of shares in 1987 that everyone remembers. In March 1987 the £7.2 billion sale of BP shares was announced, but the deal wasn’t due to close until October. Nigel Lawson was Chancellor of the Exchequer at the time – and the sale of the BP shares clashed with a massive world stock market crash. Overnight on Black Monday – the night of Oct 19-20 1987 – the London markets fell by more than 20%, leaving underwriters looking at huge losses, with the ongoing BP trade being the biggest contributor. BP’s desire to increase North American representation on its shareholder register meant that US and Canadian allocations were substantial and held entirely by the lead banks. Morgan Stanley and other banks were able to sustain the losses but Wood Gundy couldn’t and went out of business as a result. A bankers meeting was held at Rothschilds offices on Oct 23 and a discussion was held regarding the triggering of the force majeure clause but no agreement was reached. In the end, the clause was not exercised and the Bank of England agreed to buy partly-paid stock to avoid the apocalyptic events which had been outlined by the US underwriters. The British Gov’t maintained that the correct decision had been made.
In Nov 1987 the Kuwait Investment Office purchased a 10.06% interest in BP, becoming the largest institutional shareholder. The following May, the KIO purchased more, bringing their share of BP up to 21.6%, which caused concerns within BP that operations in the US, their main country of operation, would suffer. In Oct 1988 the DTI – the Secretary of State was Cecil Parkinson at the time – required the KOI to reduce it’s shares to 9.6% within 12 months.
The Chairman of BP 1981-90 was Peter Walters. In 1987 BP acquired Britoil as well as the remaining publicly traded shares of Standard Oil of Ohio. Walters was replaced by Robert Horton as Chairman in 1989 who then carried out a major corporate downsizing at Head Office, removing tiers of management.
Whilst all this was happening, an executive called John Browne was working at BP. After the BP/Standard merger in 1987, Browne was Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer of BP America as well as CEO of Standard Oil Production Co. In 1989 Browne was MD of BP Exploration, based in London.
On 23 July 1990 Morrison was removed from the Dept of Energy and was appointed as Thatcher’s PPS.
In Sept 1991 John Browne became BP’s MD and on 10 June 1995 he was appointed Group Chief Exec after the British Gov’t sold its last remaining stake in the company. On 13 July 1995 Sir Peter Morrison was found dead at his London home at the age of 51.
John Browne continued his upward rise. In Dec 1998 after the merger of BP and Amoco he became Group Chief Exec of the combined group. In 2001 Blair made John Browne one of his ‘people’s peers’. By 2004 Lord John Browne was one of the UK’s most highly paid executives with a remuneration package of £5.7 million.
It was announced on 25 July 2006 that Browne would stand down as Chief Executive of BP in December 2008. There had been press speculation that he had wished to continue beyond this date, but he made it clear that he did not wish to do so. On 6 January 2007, Browne won his first interim injunction against the publication of allegations by his former partner, Jeff Chevalier – Browne later disclosed being ‘terrified’ that his sexuality would be revealed publicly. One week later it was announced that his retirement date had been brought forward to July 2007 and that Tony Hayward would succeed him. In April 2007, after a court case lasting over four weeks, Browne appealed to the Judicial Committee of the House of Lords. They ruled that Browne could not prevent Associated Newspapers from printing allegations about his sexual relationships and alleged misuse of company funds. Lord Browne resigned from BP on 1 May 2007 and resigned as a non-executive Director of Goldman Sachs on 10 May 2007.
At the time Browne faced allegations that he had supported his partner, Canadian Jeff Chevalier, throughout their four year relationship and that when Chevalier moved back to Toronto at the end of the relationship Browne paid for 12 months of a lease on an apartment. Chevalier was a lot younger than Browne and allegations were made that Browne had used rent boys. Browne says that he felt under pressure to resign due to the Mail on Sunday’s revelations about his personal life and relationship with Chevalier. As part of a statement made at the time of his resignation, he commented: ‘In my 41 years with BP, I have kept my private life separate from my business life. I have always regarded my sexuality as a personal matter, to be kept private. It is a matter of deep disappointment that a newspaper group has now decided that allegations about my personal life should be made public.’
A Court accepted that Browne had lied over how he met Chevalier. In a deposition to the Court, Browne said that the pair had met in a London park. Browne’s associates later acknowledged that he had actually met Chevalier via a website called ‘Suited and Booted’. However, Mr Justice Eady, the Presiding judge in the case, said he decided not to refer the matter to the Attorney General, maintaining that disclosure in the judgement of Lord Browne’s behaviour was ‘probably sufficient punishment’, adding that Browne’s ‘willingness to tell a deliberate lie to the court, persisted in for about two weeks … is relevant in assessing his own credibility and the overall merits. So too is his willingness casually to ‘trash’ the reputation of Mr Chevalier and to discredit him in the eyes of the Court’.
Private Eye have been very rude about Justice Eady and seem to believe that he prevents the wrongdoing of rich powerful people from being exposed.
BP chairman, Peter Sutherland, stated that claims that company assets and resources had been abused as ‘unfounded or insubstantive’.
Lord Browne is Chairman of the International Advisory Board of the Blavatnik School of Government at the University of Oxford; Chairman of the Francis Crick Institute; Chairman of the Courthauld Institute of Art and Executive Chairman of L1 Energy, an oil and gas investment vehicle which acts as a subsidiary of LetterOne Holdings, co-owned by Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman.
Tony Blair gave John Browne his peerage the year after the publication of the Waterhouse Report.
Lord Browne is now a gay icon!
Up in north Wales there has still been no investigation into the many deaths of former children in care or mental health patients throughout the 1970s, 80s and 90s.
One of the many who knew that something grim was happening in north Wales was Eric Heffer. Heffer was Minister of State for Industry, 1974-75 and later a member of Michael Foot’s Shadow Cabinet. Heffer was MP for Liverpool Walton from 1964 until his death in 1991 and Chairman of the Labour Party, Oct 1983-Oct 1984. Heffer was a high profile left winger who opposed Kinnock’s cleansing of Militant and famously walked off the platform at the 1985 Labour Party conference when Kinnock delivered his rant at Derek Hatton et al who stood in the hall and hurled invective back.
In the part of the world where I grew up Eric Heffer was viewed as the devil incarnate, but when I was in my late teens I was exposed to the other view of Eric Heffer – an autodidact who had a collection of thousands of books, who had in no way been born with a silver spoon in his mouth and who fought fiercely for working people. Eric Heffer was not a problem for the reasons that Tories in Somerset claimed – Heffer was actually a far more malign influence which was not a result of his left wing politics.
Heffer was born in Hertfordshire but settled in Liverpool after WWII and stayed there. Heffer belonged to the Christian Socialist tradition and was brought up in the High Church wing of the Church of England. He joined the Labour Party in 1939 and then the Communist Party of Great Britain in 1941. Heffer met his wife Doris in the Communist Party in Liverpool. Heffer was expelled from the Communist Party in 1948 for leading an unofficial strike that the Communist Party had not endorsed. The Communist Party told Doris to choose between Heffer and the Party, so she told the Communist Party to take running jump.
Heffer rejoined the Labour Party in the 1950s. He sat on the Executive of the Trades Council – a loose association of trade unions – and was the Vice-President in 1958, the President in 1959 and then the President again in 1964. In 1960 Heffer was elected as a Liverpool City Councillor for Pirrie ward in Walton. In 1963 he was selected as the Labour Party candidate to fight Walton at the 1964 General Election. After Heffer’s election in 1964, Doris acted as his political secretary at the same time as acting as the political secretary for Norman Buchan, the Labour MP for West Renfrewshire and then Paisley South.
In 1965 Heffer joined the protest outside of the US embassy against the use of napalm and gas in the Vietnam War and he also opposed diplomatic support for the War from Harold Wilson’s Gov’t. In 1968 Heffer rebelled against Wilson’s Gov’t when they withdrew British passports from the Kenyan Asians who were fleeing persecution in Kenya. He also spoke out against the regime of the Colonels in Greece. In 1975 Heffer obtained a seat on the Labour Party’s NEC.
What was kept very quiet until after both Heffer and Thatcher had died was that they were friends throughout all those years that Thatcher was volubly condemning Liverpool City Council, Militant and was implementing Gov’t policies which were wrecking Liverpool. A Liverpool Echo article in Feb 2009 quotes Frank Field saying that Thatcher regularly invited other MPs over to No 10 for a nightcap and that Eric Heffer and Allen Adams, the MP for Paisley, were regular visitors. Field told the Echo that he once saw a ‘slightly sozzled’ Thatcher plant a ‘smacking kiss’ on the lips of Eric Heffer, whom she used to describe as ‘my favourite socialist’.
Now I know that we only have Frank Field’s word for this, but there were more witnesses to other events. Eric Heffer’s memorial service in July 1991 was attended by Margaret Thatcher, Neil Hamilton, Jonathan Aitken, Geoffrey Howe, Alan Beith, John Biffen, John Smith and Tony Benn. After Thatcher’s death, the Daily Telegraph published an article by Bruce Anderson in April 2013, who waxed lyrical about Thatcher’s ‘kindness’ and ‘compassion’. Anderson explained that Thatcher ‘respected’ Heffer’s Christian Socialism and that at Heffer’s memorial service, ‘she shed tears, embraced Doris and brought her comfort, then and later’. Anderson described this as ‘a spontaneous outpouring of warmth’.
Regular readers of this blog will know that the medical establishment in Liverpool played a major role in concealing the wrongdoing of Dr Dafydd Alun Jones and the paedophile gang in north Wales/Cheshire. Dafydd was a graduate of Liverpool Medical School and remained friendly with people in that institution, even claiming that they would do favours for people if complaints about Dafydd were dropped. Lucille Hughes, Dafydd’s mistress who had ignored the presence of the paedophile gang operating in the children’s homes of north Wales whilst she was Director of Gwynedd Social Services, obtained her Certificate in Social Sciences from Liverpool University. Sir Charles Evans, the Principal of UCNW (Bangor University), allowed Dafydd, Gwynne the lobotomist, Dr D.G.E. Wood and members of staff involved with social work and psychology in UCNW to facilitate a sex abuse ring – Evans had been a neurosurgeon in Liverpool before taking up his post at UCNW (see post ‘A Bit More Paleontology’). In 1988 Professor Robert Owen, a surgeon at Liverpool Medical School who doubled up as the Medical Ombudsman for Wales, co-ordinated a major cover-up of the criminality of Dafydd, Dr Tony Francis (Dr X), Gwynedd Social Services and the North Wales Police (see post ‘Enter Professor Bluglass CBE’). Dr Terry Maxwell – who was for many years the Clinical Director of the NHS in its various incarnations in north west Wales – was an alumnus of Liverpool Medical School and was still on such good terms with them in the mid 1980s that they rang him up and offered his daughter Sonia a place to read medicine there although she hadn’t even applied for a place (see post ‘Maxwell’s Silver Hammer’).
David Ewart of the Mental Health Act Commission who colluded with Dafydd et al in an attempt to frame me and have me imprisoned (see post ‘Security, Security’) was based at the MHAC’s Liverpool office.
Moss Side and Park Lane Hospitals – which merged to become Ashworth Hospital – were located on Merseyside. For years these hospitals acted as prisons for Dafydd and the paedophiles – their victims were framed for serious offences or sometimes sent there without trial on the grounds of their ‘dangerousness’. These institutions had appalling reputations and there were cases of patients being murdered by the staff – many of the ‘nurses’ were members of the National Front and were running a reign of terror. Two Public Inquiries into Ashworth admitted that the situation was appalling, but blamed the problems on dangerous psychiatric patients rather than the presence of corrupt professionals who were facilitating a paedophile and human trafficking ring – both Inquiries were led by colleagues and friends of Dafydd and the paedophiles (see post ‘Security, Security).
Heffer’s constituency was known to be run by Militant. In July 1990, Michael Carr, the MP for Bootle who had fought Militant, was undoubtedly allowed to die by the Top Doctors of Walton Hospital after seeking medical help from that institution – two successive DPPs obstructed investigations into Carr’s death (see post ‘News From Sicily’).
In 1998 the flagship neurological hospital, The Walton Centre, opened in Fazarkerley, Liverpool. This grew out of the Walton Hospital’s neurological unit at Walton. Approx 10 years ago the wife of a man in north Wales who had spilt the pints of the paedophiles and who was a good friend of another man who had also spilt their pints died under the care of this world leading institution. She had developed a similar condition to – and at the same time as – a social worker colleague of the paedophiles themselves, who made a full recovery at the hands of The Walton Centre. It was after this that the Health Minister Edwina Hart made a decision that elective neurological patients from north Wales should be treated in south Wales. The Top Doctors of north Wales were seething and maintained that Edwina was simply empire building and shoring up electoral support for herself. She might have been, but I couldn’t help wondering if she had twigged that The Walton Centre was slaughtering anyone who had spilt the paedophiles’ pints as well as those close to them, so had decided that it was far too dangerous for people from north Wales to be treated there. In response to Edwina’s outrage, Professor Robert Owen assisted in leading a campaign to ensure that elective neurology referrals continued to go to Walton. A ‘memorandum of ‘retired people’ in north Wales was submitted to the Welsh Affairs Select Committee in 2008. This document is worth a read – it was signed by virtually every paedophiles’ friend in north Wales who was busy in the 1970s and 80s. For details of the Battle of The Walton Euthanasia Centre, see post ‘A Vampire At Glyndwr University!’ The only names missing from the memorandum were Dafydd’s and Lucille’s – but then I was told in the 1980s that Dafydd excelled at keeping his name off incriminating documents. Except of course for my medical records Dafydd!
Eric Heffer will have known about Michael Carr’s death and the brutality and corruption at Moss Side, Park Lane and Ashworth Hospitals, it all received wide publicity. Furthermore he will have also known that the problems at Moss Side, Park Lane and Ashworth did not arise from dangerous patients but from dangerous staff and he will have known about the corruption and nepotism at Liverpool Medical School. He’ll have known from Doris’s contacts if from nowhere else – because before Doris was Heffer’s secretary, she was a medical secretary! Doris will have known all about it as well as many of the people involved.
Doris and Eric also knew that Dafydd and the paedophiles were framing people and that those people were ending up in Walton Prison, because Heffer used to receive many letters from prisoners at Walton. The Indie’s 2011 obituary of Doris mentions that in 1968 Tam Dalyell paid a late night visit to Heffer and found him signing a stack of letters of reply to prisoners in Walton – Heffer told Dalyell that Doris personally replied to all the letters from Walton and composed the replies herself, then gave them to Heffer to sign. As an illustration of the Heffers’ kindliness and dedication, it was noted that most of the prisoners in Walton were not from Heffer’s Liverpool constituency but were from right across the north of England. They were from north Wales as well – when Dafydd and the paedophiles stitched someone up, they were sent to Risley Remand Centre or Walton. In more recent years, some of the paedophiles’ victims have ended up in HMP Altcourse.
One patient in the North Wales Hospital Denbigh with whom I made friends was an alumnus of the north Wales children’s homes and had been in Walton after being imprisoned for a ludicrous, trivial offence only to be transferred back into the arms of Dafydd – from what I could understand the law had been broken during the process. Dafydd subsequently sectioned that man for a year – when I went out to Denbigh in an attempt to get some answers, I bumped into him in a corridor. He was in a terrible state, a far worse state that he had been a few months previously when I had first met him. I assume that he died long ago. It was by processes such as this that the paedophiles’ victims were lost without trace.
I knew a Hergest patient who was remanded in Walton in the 1990s after he was arrested when he rang the Hergest Unit and told them that he was so suicidal that he felt like chopping a gas pipe. He did not threaten to do this or attempt to – he was expressing how desperate he felt after having had years of abuse and no appropriate help from the mental health services. He was arrested and remanded on bail in Walton. He was ‘assessed’ by the Top Doctor in Walton, who after a ten minute conversation told him that was bipolar. Meanwhile, this man’s wife had consulted a solicitor in Bangor who told her that the ‘best person’ for getting people out of Walton was Dafydd. Neither of this couple knew of Dafydd amazingly enough – so they paid good money for Dafydd to see the Hergest patient in prison. Upon being told that his hobby was climbing, Dafydd asked the patient if he’d ever had an accident – the patient said yes and Dafydd told him that he had PTSD. The man in question told Dafydd that he didn’t think that he did have PTSD but Dafydd reassured him that he did and that he could offer him a place in his ‘nursing home’ in Llandudno for people with PTSD. The man was released from Walton immediately and transferred to Dafydd’s establishment, Ty Gwyn – which the released prisoner described as a ‘mediocre boarding house’, for which he and his wife were being charged over £1000 per week. He had to share a room – ‘peer support’ he was told – and he was then told that Ty Gwyn didn’t provide any vegetarian food. He was told to walk into Llandudno to buy takeaways. After a few days he realised that he was being fleeced – he had seen no sign of Dafydd or received any sort of treatment. So he announced his intention to sign himself out – although residing at Ty Gwyn was part of the release conditions from Walton. Dafydd arrived immediately and recommended ‘at least another three weeks’ at Ty Gwyn. The patient ignored Dafydd and left. He heard no more from Dafydd, Walton or indeed the Courts. He was never charged with any offence.
From the information that this man gave me, it sounded as though his arrest and detention was unlawful which was why I suspect that he heard no more after leaving Ty Gwyn. He did try and obtain papers relating to his case from Walton but the Prison Service refused to release them. I was interested to learn that after being arrested, this man was taken to Pwllheli Police Station and Magistrates Court, despite him living near Bangor and there being many nearer courts sitting. I too was taken to Pwllheli Police Station and Magistrates Court for the first hearing when the Hergest Unit tried to stitch me up in 2002 for ‘threatening to kill Alun Davies’ (see post ‘Interesting Happenings In The Legal System’). It seems to be where those targeted by the paedophiles’ friends are taken when the stakes are high and a conviction is desperately needed.
Perhaps Robyn Lewis, the Godfather in terms of Pwllheli lawyers, might like to let us all know what was going on.
More recently, the prison of choice for the paedophiles’ friends has been Altcourse in Liverpool. In approx 2005 it was reported that Lee Crabtree, a Hergest patient, had been found dead in Altcourse after he had been remanded in custody for attempting to rob an Angel. The NW Wales NHS Trust stressed that such conduct would not be tolerated, Angels Would Be Protected. I spoke to a close relative of Lee’s and was told a number of things that had not been reported anywhere. Lee was a young father of two who had experienced a psychotic breakdown and was sectioned at the Hergest Unit. After a few days in the Hergest Unit he ‘escaped’ – by walking out of a door. No Angels were threatened let alone attacked. In the Hergest Unit car park, Lee tried the door of an Angel’s car, in a confused not very competent escape attempt. The Hergest Unit rang the police and demanded that he be arrested and charged with attempted robbery. The police tried to persuade the Hergest Unit to re-admit him but they refused and insisting on pressing charges. No-one told Lee’s wife what was happening.
Lee was taken to Altcourse where he was ‘assessed’ by a Top Doctor and diagnosed with schizophrenia. He hung himself in his cell shortly after afterwards. He had been in Altcourse just hours.
The first Lee’s wife knew of what happened was when the police arrived at the family home and told her that Lee had died in prison. She thought that he was still in Hergest. She rang the prison to ask if she could collect Lee’s property and was told that it was at Hergest, he had arrived at Altcourse without even a change of clothes. Lee’s wife then rang Hergest where she was told by an Angel that they were far too busy to go looking for people’s clothes.
The circumstances of Lee’s death were never made public. The viewers of Welsh news believe that a dangerous nutter escaped from the Hergest, robbed an Angel and then died in prison. Lee’s wife consulted a solicitor in Llandudno and was told that nothing could be done. Lee and his wife were two young parents who had not received any education after the age of 16. I don’t think that Lee’s wife had any idea of the degree of criminal negligence to which her husband had been subjected – and she didn’t realise that the lawyer had lied to her either.
Eric Heffer will have received stacks of letters from prisoners who will have told him how they had been unlawfully stitched up by Dafydd and the paedophiles – and Doris the former medical secretary composed the replies. No doubt those replies will have been sympathetic and well thought-out – but whatever Doris and Eric were doing they were not managing to get those prisoners released. At no time did I ever hear that Eric Heffer had helped the prisoners. His name was never mentioned as anyone whom it was worthwhile writing to and I never read or heard anything at all suggesting that the Heffers had expressed any concerns about what was happening in Walton, Moss Side, Park Lane, Ashworth or in Liverpool Medical School. I also suspect that Heffer will have received letters from victims of the paedophile ring which operated in the north of England – Savile’s domain. It was noted that Doris ‘believed in giving kindness and support to the powerless’ and that ‘she sustained some correspondence long after the men were released’.
What I think is highly likely is that Doris was actually letting her old mates the Top Doctors know who had squealed and who they had named and in the case of the prisoners whom she kept in contact with, where they had gone, what they were up to and who else they might be approaching with their info about Dafydd and the paedophiles. Prisoners don’t have votes and politicians are far too frightened of falling out with the Top Doctors to defend prisoners who have ended up in prison as a result of the wrongdoing of the Top Doctors and their associates. Heffer will have noticed what happened to Michael Carr. I also suspect that someone in Walton positively encouraged the prisoners to write to Heffer because they knew that Heffer was a safe pair of hands. Most of the prisoners won’t have known one MP from another and they will have been relying entirely upon the advice of others as to which MP to write to. There will have been a ‘helpful’ legal advisor/Top Doctor/education officer in Walton who pointed the prisoners in the direction of Heffer – we are talking organised crime, Dafydd and the paedophiles will definitely have had someone in there.
A number of people noticed that on many matters Eric Heffer deferred to his wife.
The Heffers will also have known about the abuse of children in the St Vincent’s and St Aiden’s children’s homes in Liverpool which were run by Liverpool Catholic Social Services. This was concealed for years and did not result in police action until the 1990s (see post ‘The Mentor’). Those homes were run by the Archdiocese of Liverpool. The Roman Catholic Archbishop of Liverpool when serious complaints of abuse were made but not acted upon was Derek Worlock. Worlock was a high profile figure and collaborated with other church leaders – in 1990 Worlock’s cathedral held the launch of the Council of Churches of Britain and Ireland. Worlock’s cathedral hit a high point when it hosted Pope John Paul II when he visited Liverpool in 1982. Worlock worked with the Anglican Bishop of Liverpool, David Sheppard – whose cathedral Pope John Paul II also visited. Worlock and Sheppard worked together on poverty issues and also on reconciliation after the 1981 Toxteth riots. Sir Philip Myers, the Chief Constable of North Wales, was delighted to send five coach loads of police officers from north Wales over to Liverpool to add to the violence in Toxteth in 1981 when needed by Kenneth Oxford, the Chief Constable of Merseyside (see post ‘Top Of The Cops’). Sir Philip Myers presided over the North Wales Police when the force colluded with Dafydd and the paedophiles and employed officers such as Gordon Anglesea who were abusing children in care themselves. David Sheppard was an outspoken critic of Thatcher and she loathed him. Meanwhile Heffer had a tipple over at hers on a regular basis and kept the lid on the paedophile gang in north Wales and Cheshire, of which Thatcher’s friend and aide Sir Peter Morrison was a member.
Little wonder that Thatch extended her kindness to Doris during the years following Heffer’s death. Heffer died in 1991 and Peter Morrison wasn’t safely pushing up the daisies until July 1995 – and even after that there was the Waterhouse Inquiry to get through. Thatcher wasn’t the only one at Heffer’s memorial service who knew about Morrison – his abuse of children was openly gossiped about in the Tory Party at the time. Neil Hamilton was the MP for the constituency neighbouring Morrison’s and the Hamiltons attended social events with Morrison.
Thatcher of course was delighted that Militant caused such havoc in Liverpool City Council during the 1980s. They provided a serious problem for Kinnock and a great deal of bad publicity for the Labour Party, should anybody have been thinking of voting for them. No wonder Heffer was her favourite socialist – he certainly did her a few favours.
The Heffers had a flat in Dolphin Square – which was where some of the kids from the children’s homes of north Wales were taken to provide sexual services.
The Heffers were not blessed with children themselves.
Other people will have known about – to varying degrees – the Heffers’ cowardice, hypocrisy and collusion with highly paid criminals from the professional middle classes.
Bob Wareing was Heffer’s agent at the 1964 General Election and replaced Heffer as the Councillor for Pirrie ward in Walton when Heffer became an MP – Wareing held the position for 19 years. He was then MP for Liverpool West Derby, 1983-10, representing Labour until he was deselected in 2007 after which he sat as an Independent.
Wareing was born and grew up in Liverpool. He graduated from the University of London and completed his teaching certificate at the Bolton College of Education (now the University of Bolton) in 1957. Wareing worked as a local gov’t officer for Liverpool Corporation in the 1940s and 50s. He later worked as an FE lecturer, including at the Liverpool City Institute of FE, 1964-72 and at the Central Liverpool College of FE, 1972-83, as Deputy Head of Adult Education. A CV like that means that Wareing will have heard about the organised abuse of children.
Wareing was a member of the Socialist Campaign Group.
It is an irony that whilst Dafydd was at medical school in Liverpool he was involved in the action against the proposed flooding of Tryweryn which resulted in the drowning of the village of Capel Celyn in order to build a reservoir to supply water for Liverpool, something which resulted in decades of resentment and bad feeling towards Liverpool on the part of many people in north Wales (see post ‘A Network Stretching Back Decades…’). Some people in north Wales were – understandably – furious over Tryweryn, particularly as Liverpool City Council showed utter contempt for the objectors from north Wales. Some commentators maintain that it was Tryweryn which resulted in Plaid becoming a strong political force, although that is disputed by some historians. There were ructions at the opening ceremony of the Llyn Celyn reservoir in Oct 1965 – the Free Wales Army turned up to add to the fun.
So whilst he was at university, Dafydd was popping across the water to Ireland to pick up a few tips from Republican activists and then in 1964 he was trying to become a Plaid MP – yet he has spent decades exploiting his links with the corrupt professionals on Merseyside, immersed in dirty deals and crime so serious that politicians from across the whole political spectrum were tied up in concealing it.
Dr David Owen was Chancellor of Liverpool University, 1996-2009. Dr Death has personal connections with some of the paedophiles’ friends of north Wales (see post ‘Dr Death’). Whilst Dr Death was Chancellor of Liverpool, the Vice-Chancellor was Drummond Bone, famed for his penismobiles. In 2005 the Guardian stated that Drummond was ‘bigger than the Beatles’. Whereas Drummond was in actuality in the same corrupt incestuous shithouse as Dafydd and the paedophiles’ friends.
In 1995 Bob Wareing held talks with Radovan Karadzic and General Ratko Mladic without telling either his constituency party or the national Labour Party of his intentions – Mladic was wanted for war crimes at the time. Wareing was accompanied by Francis Ormsby-Gore, aka Lord Harlech. Francis Ormsby-Gore had a very difficult life with several of his close relatives dying in unfortunate circumstances – Francis also had mental health problems and trouble with the law (see post ’95 Glorious Years!’). From what I have read of Francis Ormsby-Gore’s misfortunes, they are indicative of someone who was targeted by the paedophiles’ friends.
Blair could not find it in his heart to directly criticise Bob Wareing for his hobnobbing with genocidal maniacs.
In 1997 Wareing was suspended from the Labour Party by the Select Committee on Standards and Privileges as a result of his non-disclosure of the interests of his consultancy firm – Wareing had received illicit funds from Serbian firms as a lobbyist. Wareing voted against NATO intervention over Kosovo in 1999. Wareing became known as ‘Serbian Bob’ or ‘the member for Belgrade’.
Between April 2004-July 2009, Wareing booked the Commons dining facilities on 28 occasions to host Russian businessmen.
Wareing’s seat was succeeded by Stephen Twigg in 2010, in what Wareing maintained was New Labour skulduggery. Which it probably was, but the scams between Dafydd and his various contacts in Liverpool continued.
John Hamilton was the Leader of Liverpool City Council, 1983-86. Hamilton was not a member of Militant and his wiki page states that he was allowed to remain as a figurehead to disguise the fact that the real power lay with the Militant Councillors, including the Deputy Leader Derek Hatton. Although such situations can occur, a figurehead nearly always has something that makes it worth everyone’s while to keep them in position.
Although Hamilton was not a member of Militant, in 1987 along with 48 other Liverpool City Councillors he was banned from office for five years as a consequence of voting to set an illegal budget. However, unlike Hatton, Hamilton wasn’t expelled from the Labour Party and he retained many of his positions, including his membership of the Liverpool Racial Equality Council. Soon after he was banned from office John Hamilton became Chairman of Liverpool Broadgreen Constituency Labour Party.
Hamilton was elected to Liverpool City Council in 1958 and became Leader of the Labour Group in 1974. He first led the Council between 1976-78, but because Labour didn’t have a majority they were often overturned by the Conservatives and Liberals acting together. Sir Trevor Jones was the Liberal leader of the Council at various different times and was also leader 1979-83 (see post ‘He Knows Where The Bodies Are Buried’) immediately before Hamilton led the Militant influenced Council in 1983.
Hamilton was a school teacher, a Governor of Breckfield Comprehensive School, Chairman of the City’s Education Group and was involved with the Duncan Society of Liverpool, an organisation concerned with public housing. Hamilton was a member of CND and Secretary of the National Socialist Educational Association.
Hamilton was Chair of the Governors at Liverpool Polytechnic. Ieuan Wyn Jones – the former MP and AM for Ynys Mon, Leader of Plaid Cymru and the former Deputy First Minister of Wales – stood as the Plaid candidate for Denbigh in 1974 and 1979. Ieuan Wyn Jones worked for many years as a lawyer in Ruthin near Denbigh, in the same practice as David Jones, MP for Clwyd West – they both watched Dafydd and the paedophiles stitch people up and never uttered a word. Ieuan read law at Liverpool Poly. Ieuan was born in Denbigh and grew up there. I don’t know who his family were, but Denbigh was a town where virtually everybody worked at the North Wales Hospital. Another Liverpool Poly law graduate is Dee Jones, a colleague of the paedophiles’ friends of north Wales who is now successfully flogging her services as an ‘executive coach’ to the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board despite having left a series of NHS positions under a cloud.
Liverpool Poly became Liverpool John Moores University in 1992. Cheri Booth was Chancellor of Liverpool John Moores University, 1999-06.
John Hamilton was a Quaker. The wonderful work of Dafydd was featured in a Quakers publication a few years ago – at about the same time that one man who was being targeted by the paedophiles’ friends in north Wales moved to Cumbria with his new girlfriend, only to find himself being threatened by the local GP, which shocked everyone because the GP was a Quaker. Paul Nickson, one of the GPs in Bethesda who ignored a report of child sexual abuse (see post ‘It’s All About Protecting Children’) as well as much criminality on the part of the paedophiles’ friends (see post ‘A Trade In People – Between London and North Wales’) relocated to Liverpool to work as a Top Doctor there. Paul Nickson is a Quaker.
John Hamilton was described as a ‘lifelong bachelor’.
In Jan 2000 Hamilton was seriously injured in a house fire. The Waterhouse Report was published in Feb 2000. Cherie of course had been installed as Chancellor of Liverpool John Moores by then, so it really was a good thing that if there had have been a high profile public figure in Liverpool who was abusing children in north Wales and knew of others involved that they did not pop up at the time of the publication of the Waterhouse Report to denounce it as a massive cover-up. Not that such an event could ever have happened, because of course as Sir Ronald Waterhouse confirmed, the abuse of children in north Wales was carried out entirely by a small number of sheepshagging social workers and teachers from north Wales. I expect that John Hamilton remembered that as he recovered from his injuries.
Derek Hatton the Deputy Leader of Liverpool City Council, 1983-87, was expelled from the Labour Party. I used to be friendly with someone who’s husband’s family were involved with Labour politics in Liverpool and they maintained that Derek Hatton was totally corrupt and a complete thug.
In 1990, entries in Hatton’s diary prompted the police to begin Operation Cheetah, a major inquiry into serious local gov’t corruption in Liverpool. It culminated in Hatton standing trial with three co-defendants – John Monks (Hatton’s tailor) and former Liverpool Labour Councillors John Nelson and Hannah Folan – at Mold Crown Court in 1993 for conspiracy to defraud Liverpool City Council. After an eight week trial – by which time the inquiry had cost more than £10 million – the Presiding judge instructed the jury to find Hatton and Folan not guilty. Alan Rawley QC for the prosecution announced that two other charges against Hatton would be dropped. Hatton’s solicitor Peter Quinn demanded that Operation Cheetah be abandoned and John Monks alleged that the police had pursued a vendetta against Hatton.
The Presiding judge was one Sir Ronald Waterhouse. He instructed the jury to find Degsy and Folan not guilty on the grounds of insufficient evidence. Ronnie Waterhouse seemed to have been someone who had trouble locating evidence that other people were waving in front of him.
Whilst Sir Ronnie was acquitting Hatton in a north Wales court for offences allegedly committed by people from Liverpool against Liverpool City Council, I was in the process of being prosecuted for ‘staring at a social worker in Safeways’.
After leaving politics the Trotskyite Degsy went on to form a property developing company, which he runs with his son Ben. The company is based in Cyprus – Degsy was living in Cyprus and might still be.
Dr D.G.E. Wood who facilitated the trafficking ring with Dafydd and the paedophiles now works as a GP in Cyprus!
When Wood was posing as my supporter back in the mid 1980s, Wood was a big supporter of Dr Death and we often talked politics – including Degsy and Militant and the havoc that they were causing for the Labour Party. Wood was very rude about Degsy and used to bang on about him being a selfish greedy bastard.
My how things have changed! Christ almighty, Wood used to read the Daily Mail as well. So who introduced you to the delights of Mr Hatton and Cyprus then Wood – was it by any chance a man whose name begins with Dafydd?
‘The revolution starts here’ as Degsy said when he was elected as Deputy Leader of Liverpool City Council all those years ago. Until presumably he succumbed to the call of Dafydd and the paedophiles.
Tony Mulhearn was the President of the District Labour Party in Liverpool – before the national Labour Party dissolved it – from 1980, the body which oversaw the actions of the Liverpool City Councillors. Mulhearn joined the Labour Party in 1963 and was one of the Militant Councillors expelled from the Labour Party in 1986. He was a member of the City Council, 1984-87. In 1985 after Kinnock ranted at them all, Mulhearn stood for the Labour Party candidacy for Knowsley North in an attempt to deselect the sitting MP, Robert Kilroy-Silk.
Dafydd was mates with Kilroy-Silk as well! In the mid 1990s, as the demands for a Public Inquiry into the possibility that a paedophile ring was operating in north Wales got louder and louder and Gwynedd Health Authority tried to persuade Dafydd to retire because he’d become too embarrassing even for them and the closure of the North Wales Hospital Denbigh loomed ever closer, Dafydd started turning up on Kilroy’s TV show being presented as an expert on whatever topic was being discussed that morning (see post ‘Oh, No! It’s The Pathetic Sharks’). I’ll say that for Dafydd, he may be completely bonkers and involved with serious organised crime, but he has friends from all parts of society – thugs, addicts, politicians from every party, folk singers, Top Doctors, corrupt police officers and corrupt judges, Hollywood stars whose fathers-in-law live in Purley and know Joan Collins, Dafydd is the glue that holds the corrupt incestuous shithouse together.
After Militant died a death, Tony Mulhearn joined the party which succeeded it, the Socialist Party. In the 1990s, Mulhearn studied part-time for a degree at Liverpool John Moores University – in 1996 he won the prize for being the ‘most meritorious mature student’. Whether his old mate John Hamilton was still Chair of Governors there at the time I do not know – but it was before a Pathetic Shark tried to burn Hamilton to death, so Hamilton was probably still in a position of influence at LJMU.
Mulhearn’s dissertation was on Leon Trotsky, who was famously assassinated when an ice pick was driven into his head. As opposed to the victims of the paedophiles of north Wales who were finished off in Denbigh by Dafydd and Gwynne via a lobotomy pick through the eye socket.
In 2009 Mulhearn appeared in the Liverpool Echo explaining that he needed heart surgery which had come as quite a shock to him and he was booked into the Liverpool Heart and Chest Centre at Broadgreen but he wasn’t worried because his mate Ricky Tomlinson had undergone heart surgery there and they’d done a wonderful job. Of course Ricky survived, he hadn’t spilt the paedophiles’ pints. Mulhearn was fine as well of course, he’s still alive and kicking. The Liverpool Heart and Chest Centre was one of the institutions mentioned in the paedophiles’ friends memorandum which was sent to the Welsh Affairs Select Committee – the paedophiles’ friends were most insistent that people from north Wales should still be referred to Broadgreen. The 2009 Echo article explained that Mulhearn was working as an IT co-ordinator for the DWP in Warrington and also helped out with his son Joe on a community project in the Netherley/Belle Vue area which provides facilities for football coaching for children.
The highest drama in Liverpool with Militant occurred between 1983 and Sept 1986, when the Labour Party conference approved the expulsion of eight members of Militant, including Derek Hatton and Tony Mulhearn, but the aftermath lasted a long while.
Dafydd and the paedophiles had numerous connections to Liverpool. For years Liverpool was known as ‘the capital of north Wales’ – it is a lot easier for people from north Wales to travel to Liverpool than it is for them to travel to Cardiff. People from north Wales have a tradition of going to Liverpool University, particularly those who want to study medicine. A look at the biographies of those who worked in north Wales and ignored or facilitated the paedophile ring reveals again and again people who spent part of their lives living and studying or working in Liverpool. North Wales was a region which in a previous era produced many teachers and preachers and many of them went to work in Liverpool. The ‘Liverpool Welsh’ community was identifiable and well-known and has been the subject of historical study, as have the ‘Welsh chapels’ in Liverpool.
In 1994 Liverpool Personal Services Society opened a branch in Ruthin – near Denbigh – when the Jillings Investigation into the abuse of children in the care of Clwyd County Council was underway and as attempts were being made to finally close down the North Wales Hospital, Denbigh (see post ‘The Mentor’). Liverpool Personal Services dispensed advice to people employed in children’s homes in Liverpool who were charged with child abuse. I accept that everyone is entitled to legal advice and support, but there was very much more of that available for those involved with the abuse of children and psychiatric patients than there was for those being abused.
I mentioned in a previous post that during the mid 1990s, Dafydd served a High Court injunction on me which contained an affidavit sworn by Dafydd so ludicrous that the injunction was passed around the Hergest Unit day centre for the entertainment of everyone and that plans by the Top Doctors to section one patient were abandoned when he quoted the contents of the injunction in his ‘assessment’.
This injunction was issued in the High Court in Liverpool against me – whilst I was living in Bethesda in Snowdonia – in the midst of media reports that a paedophile ring was operating in north Wales and that numerous former children in care had been found dead, often after having developed mental health problems. At the same time, the suicide rate in north Wales was so high that it formed a statistical outlier. Did no-one in Liverpool High Court really not notice what was going on? Particularly as nearly every one of Dafydd’s allegations in the High Court were actually detailing the actions of another patient – who was taking the piss out of Dafyd like there was no tomorrow, which must have been quite obvious to everyone in Court. This patient had become so angry that he had said to Dafydd ‘why don’t you bend over whilst I stick a hand-grenade up your bum and then you can take a deep breath and wait for it to explode?’ Dafydd had created a whole ‘dangerous incident’ out of this comment and had explained at length in his affidavit how he had been ordered to bend over whilst ‘a device was inserted into my anus’ and ‘I was ordered to take a deep breath and to wait for that device to explode’. Furthermore, it was my fault that this comment had been made.
Another incident detailed in the affidavit – which once again just showed how dangerous I was – involved another patient ringing Dafydd up and blowing a raspberry (or in Dafydd’s terminology ‘impersonating the sound of a flatus’) down the phone.
How did Dafydd manage to talk about his anus in the High Court in Liverpool and actually be taken seriously by the Judge and Counsel? It was ridiculous. When the injunction was served on me, the official who served it was laughing because he had read it, I was later told that passages from Dafydd’s affidavit had been passed onto the police in Bangor because it was considered so entertaining, the Hergest patients thought that it was hilarious – yet it was discussed in the High Court in Liverpool as though there really was going to be an attempt to blow Dafydd sky-high using a rectal method at any minute and that it would be me who would do it.
Dafydd stated in his affidavit that he saw his role as a ‘lightening conductor’ no less, in that he ‘deflected’ my murderous attentions away from the other poor, harassed Top Doctors.
Dafydd – a lightening conductor is not a safe thing to be when lightening strikes…
Norman Buchan, MP for West Renfrewshire (which evolved into Paisley South), 1983-90, was the MP for whom Doris Heffer worked as a secretary at the same time as shafting the paedophiles’ victims in HMP Walton when they sought help from her husband. Buchan was a schoolteacher who was married to Janey Buchan, Labour MEP for Glasgow, 1979-94.
Janey’s 2012 Guardian obituary described her as a ‘cultural and political activist in the fiercest tradition of Glasgow’s working class’. Janey was on first name terms with Pete Seegar, Ewan McColl, Billy Connolly – he used to fly over from California to visit her on the grounds of working class solidarity – Willy Brandt and Nelson Mandela. The Guardian told us that Janey ‘unleashed her ferocious tongue’ on ‘backsliding officials and councillors’ – but not it would seem on the gang of paedophiles whom her husband’s secretary was quietly assisting. Janey used to joke that her memoirs would be called ‘Shits I Have Known’. I think that I might have beaten her to it with this blog.
Janey Buchan was a Strathclyde Councillor, 1974-79. So she will have known about the abuse of kids in care and the chaos in Strathclyde Regional Authority – which many years ago employed Chris Jay as Deputy Director of Social Work. Chris then employed his much younger newly qualified partner Alexis, who is now Professor Alexis Jay and currently presiding over the imploding IICSA (Independent Inquiry Into Child Sexual Abuse) (see post ‘The Most Dangerous Man In The World – The Scottish Play’).
Janey will also have known about the appalling mental health services in parts of Glasgow.
Janey was given to ‘great acts of kindness or generosity’ ‘to those in need of help’. Unless of course those in need of help were being targeted by organised crime facilitated through the UK’s welfare services. Janey was a member of CND and an early supporter of gay rights in an ‘unsympathetic city’. A lot of early supporters of gay rights did not realise that organisations like PIE had infiltrated the gay rights movement – others did know but failed to say anything.
Janey was ‘a pillar of the Scottish Arts Council’ and she and Norman helped finance the West Highland Free Press.
Another mate of Janey’s was Gus Macdonald. Gus was appointed circulation manager of Tribune by Michael Foot in the 1960s – so Gus would have had all the dirt on Footie and his mates (see post ‘Oh, No! It’s The Pathetic Sharks’). Gus then worked as a journo for the Scotsman and the Sunday Times – where he will have known the sex offending Top Doctors’ greatest friend Marjorie Wallace (see post ‘One Dangerous Fucker’). He worked for Granada Television, 1967-86 and was joint editor of World In Action with Mandelson’s mate John Birt. Macdonald was associated with World In Action for many years. Macdonald then became a TV executive. In 1998 Blair gave him a peerage and Macdonald was Minister of the Cabinet Office, 2001-03.
Not a word by Janey or Gus was uttered about Dafydd and the paedophiles throughout all those years – instead Blair appointed old Gus to the Cabinet Office just after the publication of the Waterhouse Report, at the same time that he appointed paedophiles’ friend David Hanson as his PPS (see post ‘The Most Dangerous Man In The World – Part II’).
Janey was also mates with Paul Foot, the investigative journo. Paul Foot used to write for Private Eye and the Eye has published material about the abuse of children in care and psychiatric patients, including the North Wales Child Abuse Scandal. However considering that Janey had a hotline to Doris and Eric Heffer, a great deal more could have been published. Including about those sex parties with children in Dolphin Square – the Heffers had a flat there, so they were obviously where the action was.
When she was older Janey retired to Brighton, where her family lived. Which was where John Allen owned the brothels to which he trafficked the kids from Bryn Alyn. Janey’s mate Gus was on the Council and the Court of Sussex University…
Allen Adams was the other person on the left with whom Frank Field claimed Thatcher had secret night caps. Adams was the Labour MP for Paisley and then Paisley North, 1979-90 and before that had been a Strathclyde Regional Councillor. When Adams died in 1990, his widow Irene succeeded his seat. Irene had previously succeeded him on Strathclyde Regional Council was he was elected to the Commons and she served as his Secretary when he was an MP. Irene began her political career in 1970 when she became a Paisley Town Councillor. In 1972 she became a JP and in 1974 she became a Councillor on Renfrewshire District Council.
So what is this lady from Scotland who helped her husband out and once sat on the Magistrates bench in a small town in Scotland doing now? She’s in the Lords of course. I don’t know what dirt Irene has on who, but it must be News of the World stuff of the highest order.
The precise mechanism by which Irene found herself in the Upper House is just as intriguing. She was offered a peerage if she agreed to stand down from the Commons in 2005 in order to allow the sitting Labour MP for West Renfrewshire Jim Sheridan to be selected to fight the General Election of that year. Jim isn’t much more impressive than Irene. Before entering politics, like many men in that part of the world he worked in the shipyards and then as a printer. He was a convenor for the TGWU, 1984-2000. Sheridan was a strong supporter of the Speaker of the House Michael Martin when Gorbals Mick came under fire for his massive expenses claims.
In 2014, the Sunday Post reported that Irene claimed £53k in expenses during a period when she didn’t speak or submit any written questions.
Perhaps the admirable Mhairi Black, the SNP MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire South, could tell us all what exactly has been going on in the Labour Party up there. They are obviously working some sort of major scam that no-one can risk being made public – can it possibly be traced back to those late night boozing sessions with Thatch in which Irene’s husband participated many years ago?
The other odd thing is that both Allen Adams and Norman Buchan -who occupied neighbouring constituencies- both died in 1990. Adams was only 44 years old.
As is so often the case, in the face of all the turf wars, in-fighting and the individuals who were desperately expanding their empire or even just hanging on for dear life, the victims of a gang of paedophiles who were abused, wrongly institutionalised or imprisoned and who were often found dead, were at best forgotten about and at worst deliberately buried.
One person who undoubtedly knew a great deal about Dafydd and the paedophiles was Gwyneth Dunwoody, the Labour MP for Exeter, 1966-70 and Crewe (and then Crewe and Nantwich), 1974-08. After she died it was stressed that Dunwoody was someone who was ‘independent’. She was actually a woman who was loathed by many and who bounced back in a most unlikely way from near bankruptcy and ruination when she was in middle age. Readers of this blog might like to speculate on how she did this when they have reached the end of this post.
Gwyneth Dunwoody was unbeatable in terms of Labour Party Royalty. Her father was Morgan Phillips, a Labour Parliamentary agent and General Secretary of the Labour Party, 1944-62. Morgan went to the Labour college in Earls Court with Nye Bevan and Ness Edwards. Ness Edwards’s daughter Llinos (Llin) became an NHS radiographer who married John Golding, the MP for Newcastle-Under-Lyme, a very powerful person in the Labour Party who also had the dirt on everyone. Robert Kilroy-Silk, whilst he was the Labour MP for Ormskirk and then Knowsley North, used to beat a path to Golding’s door for ‘advice’. Golding stepped down in 1983 and Llin took over his seat! Llin is now Baroness Llin – she received her peerage in 2001, after the publication of the Waterhouse Report. John Golding and the Baroness spent years as MPs for a Staffordshire constituency whilst children in care in Staffordshire were being abused and whilst the local NHS was exterminating people. They did not raise any concerns. For the lowdown on John and Llin Golding and their network, see post ‘News From Sicily’.
Gwyneth’s mother was Norah Phillips, a former member of Croydon Council who was given a peerage in 1964 and then became a Gov’t Whip in the Lords. Norah Phillips was Lord Lieutenant of Greater London, 1978-86. Both of Gwyneth Dunwoody’s grandmothers were suffragettes and all four of her grandparents were Labour loyalists.
As a girl and teenager Dunwoody’s parents took her with them to Labour Party events and conferences. She went boating with Nye Bevan and discussed politics with Hugh Gaitskill. It was claimed that Dunwoody’s parents did not pressurise her to enter politics – they wouldn’t have needed to, it will have just been a given that she would.
Dunwoody left school at 16 and worked on the local paper in Fulham. She joined the Labour Party in 1947 and spoke at the Labour Party conference in 1948. She worked as an actress in repertory and then as a journalist in the Netherlands. In 1954 Gwyneth married John Dunwoody, a newly qualified Top Doctor from a medical family who met Gwyneth after he began boozing with her father when John ‘became angry at the Conservatives underfunding of the NHS after they returned to power in 1951’. An angry Top Doctor approaching a Labour politician because he wants more dosh – my how things haven’t changed. The Top Doctors haven’t changed the song since 1951 – three years after the NHS was established.
John Dunwoody had been to St Paul’s School, then to King’s College London and Westminster Hospital Medical School. He joined the Labour Party when he was 21 and also the Socialist Medical Association (now called the Socialist Health Association) and Medical Practitioners Union when he was newly qualified. John Dunwoody became a very influential figure in the Socialist Medical Association.
Gwyneth and John moved to Devon, where John worked as a surgeon at Newton Abbott Hospital, 1955-56 and then as a GP and a Top Doctor at Totnes Disctrict Hospital, 1956-66. John stood unsuccessfully as the Labour candidate for Tiverton in 1959 and for Plymouth Sutton in 1964. Gwynedd was a Councillor on Totnes Borough Council, 1963-66. In 1966 both John and Gwyneth were elected as Labour MPs, John for Falmouth and Cambourne, Gwyneth for Exeter.
John Dunwoody was a junior Minister in the DHSS, 1969-70. Dunwoody was appointed after he wowed Richard Crossman, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Services, when Dunwoody escorted Crossman on a visit to Cornwall. Crossman and many people in the 1960s Labour Party really loved John Dunwoody and he was touted as a future Labour Party leader. They were desperate to have someone who could hold their own with the Top Doctors and Dunwoody dealt with the ‘very difficult problem’ of the pay of nurses and hospital pharmacists and the ‘sticky issue of Gov’t policy towards the Pill’. Richard Crossman’s diaries revealed that in Feb 1970 Crossman discussed Ted Heath’s performance on Panorama with John Dunwoody and Dr David Stark Murray, the Secretary of the Socialist Medical Association. They were all unimpressed with Heath – although of course Heath won the General Election in June 1970. Stark Murray was a key figure in the Social Medical Association and virtually everyone in the Association knew him. Stark Murray was the son of Scottish pathologist Robin Murray, who had been the Labour and Co-operative MP for West Renfrewshire in the 1920s. Stark Murray graduated from Glasgow University and then went to London to work as a pathologist in Lambeth Hospital. He later worked in Richmond and Kingston in Surrey and was the Chairman of the Blood Transfusion Service of the South Western Metropolitan Region of the NHS. Stark Murray was also the President of the Surrey Branch of the BMA. Stark Murray was one of the Top Doctors who campaigned for the establishment of the NHS. He retired in 1965 but remained very influential and continued to advise Gov’t.
David Stark Murray will have definitely known Professor Harry Keen, Ed Miliband’s Uncle Harry, whose very memory reduces Ed to tears of compassion for the dear old NHS. The Uncle Harry who worked with the filthy rich Top Doctors at Guy’s and St Thomas’s, at least one of whom was a mate of Dafydd’s (see post ‘Inside Information About A Hergest Unit Death’).
In 1978 a memorial meeting to Stark Murray was held in the Commons and was attended by Richard Clements, editor of Tribune, 1961-82. Clements was a big mate of the First Family of Troughing, the Kinnocks. In 1975 Clements chose Neil Kinnock to give a speech at the Tribune rally, appealing for funds – this is considered to have been an important moment in Kinnock’s political career. In 1979 Jim Callaghan offered Clements the chance of a safe London seat in the East End, but Clements declined, insisting on a selection ballot which he lost. Clements left Tribune in 1982 and became Michael Foot’s office manager. After Foot resigned as leader, Clements fulfilled a very similar role for Kinnock, but went under the title of ‘Executive Officer’. Clements was Kinnock’s closest ally and a shaper of Labour’s strategies, although he retired from that role in 1987. So Clements would know all about the mountain of dirt – including the activities of Dafydd and the paedophiles – which both Foot and Kinnock hid (see post ‘Oh, No! It’s The Pathetic Sharks’.
It is also very likely that this bunch of tossers toadying to the Socialist Medical Association provided yet another rich source of material for Professor Fergus Lowe of Bangor University’s School of Psychology to blackmail people with. When Fungus was young he was involved with left politics and being Fungus every contact and bit of info will have been put to good use.
In 1999 Clements was named by the Sunday Times as a KGB agent. Clements admitted meeting Russian officials but denied being a spy.
Richard Crossman noted that Dunwoody ‘was the one Minister’ who could ‘hold his own’ with the ‘formidable Chief Medical Officer…Sir George Godber’. Godber was yet someone else who concealed the abuses of Dafydd and Gwynne at the North Wales Hospital (see post ‘The Creme de la Creme’).
Presumably the nurses and hospital pharmacists were stuffed over by John Dunwoody’s ‘negotiations’, because their wages remained low until the 1980s when nurses pay was greatly improved. I bet that Dunwoody heard a lot about Dafydd and Gwynne whilst he was at the DHSS as well.
In 1970 both John and Gwyneth Dunwoody lost their seats. By this time their marriage was in trouble and there are reports of them having serious bust-ups in public in the Commons. However, I’m puzzled as to why John Dunwoody didn’t make a political comeback after 1970 – instead he gave up politics and returned to medicine, working as a part-time GP in his brother’s surgery in Clapham.
Gwyneth landed the post of Director of the Film Producers Association of GB and as a consultant to the Association of Independent Cinemas. Martin Shipton’s biography of George Thomas ‘Political Chameleon’ mentions that George Thomas was known to frequent a well-known Independent Cinema for casual sexual encounters with other men.
In Feb 1974 Gwyneth returned to the Commons as the Labour MP for Crewe – she was sponsored by the National Union of Railwaymen. She was endorsed as the Labour candidate for Crewe by the retiring member Sydney Scholefield Allen QC – a barrister who was an alumnus of Liverpool University – and his son John Allen (not THE John Allen who was a leading light in the paedophile gang in north Wales), who was an adviser to Harold Wilson.
Gwyneth and John divorced in 1975. Gwyneth became an MEP in 1975 and remained an MEP until 1979.
John Dunwoody was Director of the anti-smoking group ASH, 1974-77 and was then Chairman of Kingston, Chelsea and Westminster Area Health Authority, 1977-82. He was Chairman of the FPA (Family Planning Association), 1981-87 and Chairman of Bloomsbury District Health Authority, 1982-90, until it amalgamated with Islington. John Dunwoody was then Vice-Chairman of Merton, Sutton and Wandsworth Local Medical Committee, 1996-06.
Top Doctors who work in what is euphemistically called ‘family planning’ know about the sexual exploitation/abuse of young people. Dunwoody would also have had a great deal of knowledge about this as well as of the associated abuse of psychiatric patients from his Chairmanship of those two Health Authorities. Merton, Sutton and Wandwsorth fell within the area covered by St George’s Hospital Medical School, so Dunwoody would have known about the paedophile ring that was being facilitated by St George’s, as well as the serious drugs offences and the research fraud and misconduct taking place in the hospital/medical school. St George’s had links with Dafydd and the paedophiles of north Wales/Cheshire and were colluding with them – Gwyneth Dunwoody’s constituency was in Cheshire.
John Dunwoody was given a CBE in 1986 supposedly for his work with Kingston, Chelsea and Westminster Area Health Authority. He received that gong years before he did everyone at St George’s favours, so one wonders what assistance he provided for corrupt people in high places in order to bag that CBE.
Gwyneth of course will have known about the paedophile gang which was operating on her own turf in Cheshire – she could well have known about it before she was selected for the seat, because many other people in the Labour Party certainly did, including Harold Wilson.
In 1974 Gwyneth was elected for the constituency of Crewe – 25 miles away from Chester, where Sir Peter Morrison was elected in the same year.
Gwyneth was Shadow Secretary of State for Health in Michael Foot’s Shadow Cabinet, Dec 1980-Oct 1983. She was appointed to that position as the shit hit the fan regarding Mary Wynch’s case. Gwyneth sat on the Labour Party’s NEC between 1981-88 – as the trouble that Dafydd and the paedophiles caused grew and grew and whilst Alison Taylor, Mary Wynch and I repeatedly raised concerns about criminal conduct in north Wales. Gwyneth ‘collaborated closely’ with Betty Boothroyd on the NEC. It was Betty Boothroyd who in her capacity as Speaker silenced Ann Clwyd when Ann tried to speak about the North Wales Child Abuse Scandal in the Commons in the early 1990s.
After her death Gwyneth Dunwoody was praised for resisting Militant in her constituency. One wonders how she won that battle, because Gwyneth was very, very unpopular among much of the electorate. In 1983 boundary changes resulted in Gwyneth’s constituency taking in Nantwich and becoming Crewe and Nantwich. The Tories of Nantwich hated her and she only won the 1983 General Election with a majority of 290. However in 1997 Gwyneth’s bacon was saved when further boundary changes resulted in her majority increasing substantially.
In 1957 Morgan Phillips – Gwyneth’s father – perjured himself in a libel action against the Spectator, an action which had resulted in the Spectator paying Phillips, Nye Bevan and Richard Crossman damages. The perjury was only revealed when Crossman’s diaries were published. Dunwoody attempted to pass legislation in 1978 to protect people from libel posthumously for 50 years. Had Dunwoody’s Bill become law, it would have prevented the truth about her father’s perjury being known.
In the late 1980s Gwyneth Dunwoody encountered serious financial problems. The house in her constituency was repossessed due to mortgage arrears and she was threatened with eviction from her flat in the Barbican over unpaid rent. Her furniture was seized by bailiffs and she was sued by Barclays Bank over an unpaid loan. Dunwoody was also £1000k in debt to a House of Commons restaurant. How Dunwoody ever found herself with such money problems was never explained. She had spent her whole life as a member of the affluent middle classes and there weren’t any obvious disasters which had hit her to cause massive financial outgoings.
She infuriated many of her constituents by accepting a retainer from the Fur Trading Association which resulted in her defending leg clamping animal traps, on the grounds that she ‘needed the money’.
Gwyneth wowed everyone by ‘turning her fortunes around’, even though she worked outside the New Labour circle. Dunwoody made it clear that she hated New Labour and she successfully resisted Blair’s attempts in 2002 to oust her from the Select Transport Committee.
So how ever did this unscrupulous old bat who would do anything to protect her own interests, who had close connections with a Top Doctor and his network and who sat on the NEC with Eric Heffer – Doris the medical secretary’s husband – manage to hang on and thrive whilst Dafydd and the paedophiles were busy on her manor???
Like a number of folk who concealed child molesters, Gwyneth voted against lowering the age of consent for homosexual acts from 18 to 16.
After she died in 2008 the Guardian described Gwyneth as a ‘champion of public interest’ and the BBC referred to the ‘kindly rebel’ and her ‘compassion’.
Gwyneth and John Dunwoody would have both known Dr Death and they’d have known a great deal about Jeremy Thorpe as well, both being MPs in Devon whilst Jeremy was telling people that the best way of dealing with Norman Scott would be to kill him (see post ‘My How Things Haven’t Changed’).
One of the Dunwoodys offspring inherited both the gene for becoming a Labour politician and the gene for working in the NHS – Tamsin! Tamsin was born in Devon – whilst her parents were down there keeping schtum about Jeremy Thorpe – went to the Grey Coat Hospital Church of England School in Westminster and to the Universities of Kent and the South Bank. Tamsin’s profiles all mention that she worked in London hospitals in the NHS for nearly 15 years, but there is never any indication of what Tamsin worked at in London hospitals. Tamsin’s definitely not a Top Doctor and if she was a nurse that would have been mentioned in capitals – with a photo of her cuddling a child or holding a patient’s hand – on every website profile of her.
In 2003 Tamsin was elected as the Labour AM for Preseli Pembrokeshire in the National Assembly for Wales and in 2005 she was appointed to two Deputy Ministerial roles. So Tamsin arrived in the Welsh Assembly once the Waterhouse Report was safely out of the way and the bellyaching had died down and after Ron Davies with his moments of madness had left the Assembly as well as the Commons. In north Wales I had lost yet another job after the Arfon Community Mental Health Team had threatened my employer – my employer’s wife was in tears after the visit from Keith Fearns and even after I resigned in an attempt to prevent them being targeted by the paedophiles’ friends, they came under attack shortly after. My former employer and his wife were subjected to a whispering campaign and then someone attempted to sue them for something that was actually the fault of the Merseyside NHS in Alder Hey Hospital – they won their Court Appeal, but their health had suffered as had their reputation and eventually they wound their business up. Two more completely innocent victims of the paedophiles’ friends. By the time that Tamsin was sitting in the Assembly, I had been charged with ‘threatening to kill Alun Davies’ after I had told his secretary that he was a fat idiot and numerous staff from the mental health services lied on oath – Alun Davies was busy telling everyone that I would be receiving seven years in prison. All loose ends tied up ready for Tamsin’s career in politics!
Tamsin’s mum was firmly wedged in her Commons seat and resisting Blair, having found her feet again after the financial disaster in the late 1980s – what principled bravery and what a comeback! – and Tamsin’s dad was down in south London keeping the lid on the barrel of crap that was St George’s and Wandsworth. Let’s hear it for Uncle Harry and the Socialist Health Association – of which Dr Brian Gibbons, AM for Aberavon, 1999-10 and Health Minister in the Welsh Gov’t, 2005-07, was also a member. The Brian Gibbons who, whilst Tamsin had her nose stuck deep into the trough of the Bay of Plenty with her two Deputy Ministerial jobs, wrote me a letter stating that ‘this correspondence is closed’ when I told him that I had evidence of criminal activity in the mental health services in north Wales.
Tamsin lives near Haverfordwest. Not only was that the location of a paedophile ring and a separate scandal involving cruelty to children in the care of Pembrokeshire Social Services (see post ‘The Reality Is, There’s No Problem’), but after Keith Thomson the CEO of the NW Wales NHS Trust resigned following his appearance in front of the High Court in Cardiff where he was ordered to hand over all files relating to me or face imprisonment for contempt of Court, Keith resurfaced as CEO of the Trust in Tamsin’s neck of the woods a few months later!
Haverfordwest was of course the home area of June and Jennifer Gibbons who were banged up in Broadmoor by the paedophiles’ friends without limit of time in the 1980s when they were teenagers (see post ‘One Dangerous Fucker’). The main problem that the paedophiles’ friends had with the Gibbons’ girls was that they didn’t like talking to anyone but each other. Then they started declaring that they were prostitutes and they were in Broadmoor within months. As Brown quipped ‘Prostitutes? Who are your customers then?’ ‘Well, there’s Professor Prestigious and the Chief Constable and that Judge who presided over the trial of that child abusing social worker the other day and acquitted him…’
Come on then Tamsin, what disgusting deal was done with whom and why to land those twins in Broadmoor? One of them died ‘from the effects of her medication’ shortly before she was released – the one whom the Top Doctors declared was the ‘ringleader’ who ‘dominated’ her sister…
Tamsin hit the buffers in 2007 when she lost her seat to a Tory. Then her mum died. In the wake of Gwyneth’s death, Tamsin gave an interview explaining how her mum had been such a wonderful mother, ‘really cuddly’, who had a home full of ‘stuffed teddies’. Thanks to your mum and dad Tamsin, it wasn’t only teddies that were stuffed.
Tamsin didn’t waste time grieving for the cuddly Gwyneth for long. Because her mum had died, a by-election was called in Gwyneth’s former seat – and Tamsin put her name forward as a candidate for selection. There were 60 other applications – and Tamsin was the lucky winner! The prospect of another worthless turd in Parliament who had concealed a paedophile gang who murdered witnesses? It’s just what Gwyneth would have wanted.
There was a great deal of unhappiness when Tamsin was selected. She maintained that she had never met Gordon Brown who was by then PM, although Tamsin did admit that Gordon held frequent long phone calls with her, but that was just because he wanted to keep up with the campaign.
Whoever advised Tamsin and Gordon on the campaign was clearly a Conservative who was having a laugh. The campaign was a disaster. Tamsin described herself as a single parent with five children and in response people squealed with laughter and publicised the fact that her grandmother was a Baroness. Then Tamsin told the world that a Dunwoody could be relied upon to do a good job and the Telegraph drew a parallel with the Plantagenets. Tamsin them hurled shit at Edward Timpson the Tory candidate, describing him as ‘one of THEM – a Tory boy who is used to being waited on, not serving other people’ and provided photos of his ‘1.5 million mansion in the Cheshire countryside’. This was not a good idea – Edward Timpson’s family are well-known for their philanthropy. The family company runs an employment scheme for former prisoners – the Timpsons’ give them worthwhile jobs as well with good promotion prospects, not some ludicrous short term ‘opportunity’ which leads nowhere but does provide well paid employment for the former social workers and teachers supervising the ‘scheme’. The Timpsons had also fostered many children and unlike the ‘carers’ that were deemed appropriate to look after children by people whom the Dunwoodys were mates with, the Timpsons do not seem to have beaten/raped/trafficked the children in their care.
Edward Timpson won the by-election with a huge majority. I have never voted Conservative but I felt like cracking open the champagne when I heard that Tamsin had fallen flat on her face.
In 2011 Tamsin appeared in the Welsh media after the police were called to her house and she was arrested. It transpired that she’d had a big row with two of her teenaged children and they’d phoned the police and reported her for assault. Tamsin has obviously failed as a mother on the teddies and cuddles front. The charges were subsequently withdrawn so Tamsin has not had the experience of appearing in Court as so many of the victims of those whom her family spent years protecting have.
One of Gwyneth’s colleagues in Michael Foot’s Shadow Cabinet was Baroness Llewelyn-Davies.
Baroness Annie Llewelyn-Davies was born in Birkenhead and went to Wallasey High School, Birkenhead High School, Liverpool College, Huyton and Girton College, Cambridge. In 1934 she married Alexander Smith, a research physiologist. After this marriage was dissolved, in 1943 she married Richard Llewelyn Davies. Richard was elevated to the peerage as Lord Llewelyn-Davies.
Annie Llewelyn-Davies was a civil servant who was never elected to the Commons, although she stood as a Labour candidate a number of times. She was a close friend of Richard Crossman who described her in his diaries as ‘the real politician’ when her husband was elevated to the peerage. Annie received a peerage herself in 1967. Annie Llewelyn-Davies served as a Government whip in the Lords, 1969 -70. In 1973 she was elected Chief Whip. On the return of the Labour Party to government in 1974 she became Government Chief Whip. In 1975, she became a Privy Counsellor. Annie was Opposition Chief Whip again, 1979-82. She was Principal Deputy Chairman of Committees in the House of Lords, 1982-87, an office carrying with it the role of Chairman of the European Communities Committee.
So Annie Llewelyn-Davies was another person who was given a peerage and many senior roles before ever seemingly achieving very much. She died in Nov 1997 at the home of the former Conservative Minister Lord Alport. They had been in a secret relationship with each other – after Annie’s death the explanation given for them keeping the relationship secret was that Annie feared that if they married it might damage Lord Alport politically.
Lord Alport was an assistant secretary for the Conservative Party Education Department, 1937 -39 and Director of the Conservative Political Centre, 1945 -50. He was Tory MP for Colchester, 1950-61. In 1961 he was given a peerage.
Alport was a junior Minister in the Commonwealth Relations Office, 1959- 61 and became a Privy Councillor in 1960. He held the office of British High Commissioner to the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, 1961 -63. Alport was appointed Deputy Lieutenant of Essex in 1974.
In 1945 he married Rachel, the great-grandaughter of George Bingham, the 4th Earl of Lucan. THE Lord Lucan was the 7th Earl – so Annie Llewellyn-Davies was in a relationship with one of Lord Lucan’s relatives, but I haven’t been able to find out who Rachel was exactly.
Another of Gwyneth’s colleagues was Stan Orme, Labour MP for Salford West, 1964-83 and Salford East, 1983-97. Orme was Health and Social Security Spokesman, 1979-80, in Foot’s Shadow Cabinet, preceding Gwyneth Dunwoody in this post.
Orme joined the Labour Party in 1944 and became a Sale Borough Councillor in 1958. Orme was a Bevanite who embraced many left wing causes, including the Movement for Colonial Freedom and CND.
In Feb 1974 Orme was appointed as Minister of State For N Ireland during which time he would have found out what was happening at the Kincora Boy’s Home in Belfast. In 1976, Jim Callaghan moved Orme to the DHSS where he worked alongside David Ennals, the Secretary of State, until 1979. Ennals and Orme were working in the DHSS when Dafydd unlawfully arrested and imprisoned Mary Wynch, fleecing her of her money and property (see post ‘The Mary Wynch Case – Details’).
David Ennals had been a junior Minister in the Home Office, 1967-69, when the Home Office directly managed Bryn Estyn. In 1971 Ennals got to know Dafydd’s eccentic mate from the Maudsley Jim Birley, one time President of the BMA and one of the many Top Doctors who concealed the wrongdoing of Dafydd’s and the paedophiles (see post ‘A Galaxy Of Talent’). Ennals worked as campaign manager for MIND, 1970-73 whilst Dafydd was involved with MIND and was Chair of MIND, 1984-89, whilst MIND concealed Dafydd’s criminal activities. Ennals was involved with MIND when MIND was involved with people who were campaigning for paedophiles’ rights. Ennals lost his seat in 1983 and was given a peerage. In 1983 Ron Davies was elected as the Labour MP for Caerphilly. For further details on David Ennals and his son Sir Paul Ennals, who was Chief Exec of the NCB and has been involved with safeguarding, please see post ‘MIND Are Out For Mental Health – Never For Themselves Of Course’.
Orme was Chairman of the Parliamentary Labour Party, 1987-92.
Dr Tony Francis lived and worked in Salford immediately before he joined Dafydd and the paedophiles’ friends in north Wales. Dafydd’s mate Dr Bob Hobson moved to Manchester University from the Maudsley in 1974 to build an outpost of his empire there (see post ‘The Mentor’) and Manchester University had also provided a home for Professor Kenneth Rawnsley, yet another person who provided much care and support for Dafydd and the paedophiles (see post ‘The Discovery Of A Whole New Galaxy’).
Orme was given a peerage in 1997, as the Waterhouse Inquiry began taking evidence from witnesses.
Lord Orme died in 2005. A memorial service was held in the Lords with speeches from Kinnock and Foot. A very rare exception was made by the Lord Chancellor in that any Divisions were suspended during this evening service.
For a long while, I wondered why a man who lives in Llandudno who was never elected to Parliament and was largely unknown within north Wales yet alone outside of the region was given a peerage by Blair. I now understand it was because he was an outstanding example of a Pathetic Shark – let me introduce Lord Roger Roberts.
Roger Roberts was born and bred in north Wales and has spent his life in the bosom of the paedophiles’ friends. He went to John Bright Grammar School in Llandudno, then to UCNW (Bangor University) and then to Handsworth Methodist College, Birmingham.
In 1957, Roberts became a Methodist Minister and was the Superintendent Methodist Minister at Llandudno for 20 years before serving as Minister at the Dewi Sant (Welsh United) Church, Toronto. He is an active Supernumerary Minister in North Wales.
So not only will Lord Roberts have known Gwynne the lobotomist who also came from and grew up in Llandudno, but Lord Roberts was a leading figure in the Methodist Church in north Wales when Dafydd was friends with them all, giving talks to Methodist groups and when he was alleged to be prostituting female psychiatric patients around the chapels in north Wales. Lord Roberts will also have known Mervyn Phillips, who was Chief Exec of Clwyd County Council, 1977-92 and Mervyn’s mates in the Methodist Church. Not only did Mervyn preside over Clwyd County Council when the most serious abuse of children in the care of Clwyd was happening, but Mervyn was also very successful at raising many millions for charitable projects with which other paedophiles’ friends were involved at a time when the coffers of Clwyd County Council were inexplicably empty (see post ‘Ain’t Nothing Clean – Not Even The Welsh Calvinistic Methodists’). Mervyn was a solicitor who was a law graduate of Liverpool University.
When Gordon Anglesea died in prison after being convicted of abusing children in care in north Wales, there was a massive turn-out at his funeral which included his many friends in the Police Federation and the Methodist Church.
Roberts was a councillor and a leader of the Liberal Democrats on Aberconwy Borough Council for a number of years and stood as a candidate for the Parliamentary seat of Conwy five times. Conwy is a highly marginal seat and not one of the candidates who contested Conwy ever mentioned what was happening to vulnerable people in north Wales. None of them exposed Wyn Roberts, the Tory MP for Conwy, 1970-97, who was concealing very serious crime.
Roger Roberts is Vice-President of Llangollen International Eisteddfod. Sir Ronald Waterhouse was President of Llangollen International Eisteddfod.
Lord Roberts will have known another leading light in the Methodist Church in Wales, the child molester George Thomas aka Lord Tonypandy (see post ‘It Wasn’t On Our Radar’).
As would be expected for a paedophiles’ friend, Lord Roberts is not a man who bothers to acquaint himself with people before he attempts to rope them into supporting him. One of my friends told me a few years ago that at one point Lord Roberts was bombarding her with messages and requests for her to put herself forward as a Liberal Democrat candidate in a north Wales constituency. She wasn’t a member of the Liberal Democrats but she lived in Llandudno, was involved in community work and felt strongly about what was happening to the more disadvantaged people in north Wales. She had just graduated from Bangor University and was in her mid 20s. In the end I asked her why Lord Roberts was so desperate for her to stand for the Lib Dems when she hadn’t shown any interest in doing this and wasn’t even a Lib Dem. She replied ‘it’s because I’m a woman and they’re desperate to get more women involved’.
Well it would certainly make a difference to the involvement of paedophiles, but you need to understand Lord Roberts that the young woman in question – like me and so many others – walked away from politics because of the silence of you and so many others on the plight of people who are being screwed over.
Roger Roberts’s son Gareth Roberts also stood for the Lib Dems in Conwy in 2005. Roberts’s daughters, Rhian Roberts and Sian Roberts, work for the BBC and the Electoral Reform Services respectively. The number of friends and relatives of the paedophiles’ friends who work in the media is one reason why there was so little publicity given to what was happening to victims of the paedophile gang and why on the rare occasions when it was discussed there was so much emphasis on them being criminals or dangerous psychiatric patients.
There is another Gareth Roberts in north Wales whom I suspect knows much about the paedophiles and their friends – Professor Gareth Roberts, who for many years was Principal of Bangor Normal College (the teacher training college) and then Professor of Education at Bangor Univerrsity – who for years worked with the lady who was Vice-Principal of the Normal College who in retirement was involved with the UNA and invited Dafydd to a conference as a keynote speaker. Gareth Roberts worked as either an inspector or an advisor for Gwynedd Education Authority when that paedophile ring was on the loose. I never had a problem with Gareth Roberts until just before I left Bangor when the threats and the harassment from the paedophiles’ friends were raining down in my direction and Professor Roberts became very frosty towards me.
Yesterday the Daily Post Online ran a feature remembering the Friction Dynamics strike at Caernarfon, which was precipitated when 86 workers were sacked by the American owner of the company, Craig Smith, in May 2001. This was a long running strike when such things had become unusual and the strikers received a great deal of support locally and from politicians outside of the region as well. Craig Smith behaved appallingly and very few people were prepared to defend him. The workers were all members of the Transport & General Workers Union and had gone on strike over terms and conditions. The Post mentioned that Bill Morris from the TGWU turned up to support the strikers. The strikers later won their claim for wrongful dismissal at an employment tribunal and expected compensation. But Friction Dynamics went into administration in August 2003, and a new company – Dynamex Friction – began production just two weeks later. Dynamex Friction was remarkably similar to Friction Dynamics and was also owned by Craig Smith. The former workers continued their battle for compensation until August 2004, when they finally gave up. They had been shafted by a complete git – a git who had ignored court rulings in their favour but was never held to account.
So whatever Bill Morris’s support involved, it wasn’t very effective. Bill Morris has done OK out of providing support for those who are being shafted though. In 2006 he became Lord Bill Morris.
Bill Morris joined the TGWU in 1958 and became a shop steward in 1962. After serving on the TGWU General Executive Council from 1972 to 1973, Morris joined the union as a full-time official. He served as District Officer of the Nottingham District, 1973 -76 and District Secretary of Northampton District, 1976 -79. In 1979, he became National Secretary of the Passenger Services Trade Group, responsible for staff working for bus and coach companies. He was elected Deputy General Secretary in 1986, working under General Secretary Ron Todd.
Morris was elected General Secretary when Ron Todd retired in 1992. He was re-elected in 1995. He remained in post until Oct 2003, when he was succeeded as general secretary by Tony Woodley.
Morris was a member of the TUC General Council and Executive Committee, 1988-2003. He was appointed a non-executive Director of the Bank of England in 1998 and was a member of the Royal Commission on the Reform of the House of Lords, 1999-2000. He is a member of the Board of Governors of London South Bank University, a Trustee of the Open University Foundation and a member of the Courts of the University of Northampton and the University of Bedfordshire. He was appointed as the first Chancellor of the University of Technology, Jamaica in 1999 and as Chancellor of Staffordshire University in 2004. He has been a member of the advisory councils of the BBC and IBA and a member of the Commission for Racial Equality. He Chaired the Morris Inquiry into professional standards in the Metropolitan Police in 2004. He sits as a member of the Employment Appeal Tribunal. Morris is also a patron of the Refugee Council.
The Friction Dynamics dispute took place soon after the Waterhouse Report had been published. Bill Morris and the other trade union leaders mentioned in this post led unions which represented many of the people who abused kids in care and mental health patients in north Wales and elsewhere. The plight of those kids and patients was ignored by all of those union leaders.
There is a report in the Lancet which has received much publicity today maintaining that a team from Oxford have demonstrated beyond all doubt that anti-depressants ‘work’ and that at least another million people should be prescribed them. Lists of the anti-depressants reviewed have been appearing online. I recognised many of them – they were dished out for years to me and many other people whom I knew in north Wales. Did they work? Not really. Because we were systematically having our lived destroyed by a bunch of people who were running a paedophile gang. Professor Mark Williams and Professor Tom Burns are two people who knew what Dafydd and the paedophiles were doing – Williams and Burns both ended up with Chairs in the Dept of Psychiatry at Oxford University.
I received a nice e mail of support yesterday from someone asking me what my diagnosis was, whether any treatments had actually worked and saying that they hope that one day I am vindicated and my name cleared.
I actually developed a severe mood disorder in my late teens. It was classic, stereotypical, with obvious symptoms and it should have been quite easy to treat. If that had happened I probably would have lost about two years of my life because I was clobbered quite badly. But sadly I fell into the hands of a bunch of people who were running a sex trafficking ring. I was given numerous ludicrous, different diagnoses – as was nearly everyone I knew in north Wales. Even if those diagnoses had have been accurate, none of us were being given the correct treatment anyway. People didn’t get better – they died in very great numbers, which was inevitable in the face of what was being done to them.
So how can the researchers at Oxford draw any conclusions when psychiatry does this to people? Because the process of psychiatric diagnosis is so utterly flawed and the care usually so bad anyway, even if the people who wrote that paper have done their analysis properly, the raw data cannot be relied upon. It was not just in north Wales that neglect and chaos reigned – the mental health services in north Wales certainly were and are dreadful, but so were the ‘world leading’ services at St George’s, who were colluding with serious crime themselves. Mark Williams perpetrated the huge fraud which was ‘Mindfulness’ with those who facilitated the paedophile gang in north Wales (see post ‘The Biggest Expert Of The Lot’) and bagged a Chair at Oxford on the strength of it. When I moved away from north Wales, every single Top Doctor who I consulted colluded with Dafydd and the paedophile gang.
As for being vindicated and having my name cleared – I was stitched up repeatedly by the Pathetic Sharks and when one fit-up failed and the serious charges were dropped, someone in Chester Court forged a certificate of indictment stating that I’d pleaded guilty to ‘violent disorder’. The PNC record was also illegally amended. This is known, the documentation is there to demonstrate it and I wrote to the North Wales Police, the DBS and Chester Court about it nearly a year ago. I have heard nothing.
I’m not even that bothered about clearing my name – what can one do in the face of such endemic corruption? These people were a bunch of gangsters and I’m one of the few people who survived their attentions. They abused and killed people for decades whilst the police, the security services, the law and the medical establishment looked on and allowed them to continue. Many of these serious criminals are now dead, having lived out their lives on public service salaries and comfortable pensions. There’d be no point prosecuting Dafydd and Lucille now anyway – they are well into their 80s, the crimes have been committed and most of their victims have died. It would be immensely entertaining to watch Dafydd in the dock uttering stupidities, but that would be about the only reason for prosecuting him.
I am not like Alan Turing’s fan club – I do not want the stamp of approval from an endemically corrupt state. Furthermore, if the dear old NHS ever tells me that they are sorry I’ll tell them to stop telling lies. None of them are sorry – they were serious criminals who did not do all this as a mistake.
The one thing though that should be undertaken is an excavation of the North Wales Hospital – the bodies need to be recovered. Because there are bodies out there aren’t there Dafydd?
I’ll continue blogging – there are more people to be named…