Appeal by a doctor (‘S’) from the decision of the Committee on Professional Performance (‘CPP’) of the General Medical Council (‘GMC’) that his registration as a medical practitioner should be made conditional for three years. S was a consultant surgeon in obstetrics and gynaecology with a National Health Service trust. In December 1997 he was suspended as a result of five incidents during his work as a surgeon between July and December of that year. The NHS trust subsequently notified the GMC and in September 1998 the assessment process under the professional performance regime began. The process was completed before the Privy Council’s decision in Krippendorf v General Medical Council (2001) 1 WLR1054 was made, concerning the operation of the General Medical Council (Professional Performance) Rules 1997 and therefore without the benefit of guidance given in that case. Accordingly the assessment panel did not concentrate on the particular incidents giving rise to the assessment. The assessment panel decided S’s performance was unacceptable and recommended remedial action to improve S’s performance, in the form of retraining and temporary supervision. In July 1999 the case co-ordinator produced a statement of requirements with which S agreed to comply. Through no fault of S, his training placement did not commence until July 2000. S made a surgical error during his training as a result of which the placement was terminated after three days. Sunsuccessfully attempted to obtain a new training placement. On 2 November 2000 the case co-ordinator decided to refer S’s case to the CPP under r.25(1)(b)(i) of the Rules because S was no longer being re-trained in accordance with the statement of requirements. The CPP found that S’s standard of professional performance was seriously deficient in relation to good operative care. In doing so it had examined in detail the five incidents that originally gave rise to the assessment process, as well as the incident leading to the termination of S’s training placement. That approach resulted from a legal assessor’s advice that there were errors in the assessment panel’s approach and the CPP should not rely on the contents of conclusions of the assessment panel’s report or anything adverse to S in third party interviews. Ultimately, the CPP determined to make S’sregistration conditional for a period of three years. S’s grounds of appeal related to: (i) the CPP’s jurisdiction under the referral; (ii) the reasoning of the CPP including the finding of a pattern of seriously deficient performance; (iii) the standard of proof; and (iv) apparent bias arising from the fact that the CPP was composed solely of members of the GMC.HELD: (1) Under the statement of requirements S was obliged to take effective action to improve his professional performance by 24 August 2000. S’s non-compliance with the statement did not end as of that date because the statement had effect until 24 November 2000. Although S did all he could to achieve effective re-training, he had not done so and the case co-ordinator had no reasonable alternative but to refer the case to the CPP. That referral was authorised by r.25(1)(b)(i) of the Rules and the CPP had jurisdiction to hear S’s case. (2) The CPP did not err in its consideration of the four surgical incidents in relation to which it made adverse findings. It was entitled to take those incidents into account in reaching its final conclusions. (3) There was nothing irregular or unfair in the CPP’s approach or in its continuation of the hearing after the legal assessor’s advice. The CPP’s overall conclusions and its conclusions on the individual incidents were not unsafe although it could have adopted a different approach, for example, in relation to putting the specialist medical adviser’s views to other expert witnesses. (4) In general, when determining whether the standard of a practitioner’s performance had been seriously deficient the ordinary civil standard of proof should be applied by the CPP. In exceptional cases a heightened civil standard of proof might be appropriate.Furthermore, a criminal standard might be appropriate where the conduct in question would also found serious criminal charges (McAllister v General Medical Council (1993) AC 388). (5) The CPP, as a tribunal for self-regulation of professionals, satisfied the requirements of independence, impartiality and fairness under Art.6 of the European Convention on Human Rights. Albert and Le Compte v Belgium (1983) 5 EHRR 533, Bryan v United Kingdom (1995) 21 EHHR 342 considered.
Just look at those dates: someone went after Tony Sadler in a big way in Dec 1997, just after Ronnie Waterhouse had finished taking evidence in public from the witnesses at the Public Inquiry into the North Wales Child Abuse Scandal, causing headlines denouncing the former kids in care as being Liars, Addicts and Criminals. After 17 years in medicine, it was in July 1997 that someone noticed that Tony Sadler’s practice was not what it should be. The dates of Sadler’s difficulties in 1997 correlate nearly perfectly with those of the arrest and trial of F and I on the basis of the perjury of CPN Bridget Lloyd of the Arfon Community Mental Health Team.
Bridget Lloyd had worked as a psych Angel in Gwynedd for decades; Bridget was the Angel who, when I was unlawfully detained in Aug 1986, refused to let me go until I’d ‘seen’ Dafydd, then shut me in a room with only Dafydd, who proceeded to Talk Sex and when I challenged him told me that if I didn’t get out of north Wales now and never come back, he’d have me arrested…
My post ‘The Price Is Right’ details, with dates, the sequence of events that followed when I told F in detail in the summer of 1997 about the Aug 1986 Bridget Lloyd incident; F rang one of Bridget’s colleagues, swore at him and the next we knew both F and I were arrested for ‘threatening Bridget’, Bridget claiming to be so terrified re her safety and the safety of her ‘young children’ that she was issued with a personal alarm by the NHS. At our trial at Caernarfon Magistrates Court in Jan 1998, the prosecution stressed that the NHS had prepared a safe house for Bridget if I, in particular, was acquitted.
I have a document in my possession written by Bridget soon after our arrest in which she tells her senior colleagues that she is not at all frightened of me, that I only ever met her once and that I wouldn’t recognise her if I saw her.
Weeks before our trial, Tony Francis wrote a Court Report for use WHEN we were found guilty no less, recommending that F should be put on probation and I should be sent to a secure unit.
F and I were both acquitted, only to face yet more aggro from the mental health services, a refusal to apologise and an insistence that we still be treated as Dangerous Forensic Patients. The Case Manager who had been assigned to us was Senior Forensic Angel Jackie Ehlen, who had back in the late 1980s, been Bridget’s colleague on the two psych wards at Ysbyty Gwynedd, before the Hergest Unit was built. Ehlen, like Bridget, was one of the Angels who was of Sister rank in 1986/87.
My post ‘Inside Information About A Hergest Unit Death’ discusses the unexplained death of psych patient Dorothy Griffiths in 1987 or 1988 on the ward in which I was unlawfully detained when I encountered Bridget and Dafydd in Aug 1986. Jackie, Dr Sadie Francis and Dr Colin Flood all lied at Dorothy’s Inquest, the Coroner admitted that none of the evidence was consistent and ALL the evidence of those three witnesses was inconsistent with the post-mortem path lab results. The Coroner simply denounced this as ‘inexplicable’ and Dorothy’s death was written off as just another Nutter who had killed herself. I obtained additional info about Dorothy, the circumstances in which she was detained at Ysbyty Gwynedd, her death, the aftermath of her death and the dreadful conduct of Ysbyty Gwynedd staff. None of this info came out at the Inquest. I didn’t know for years that Jackie Ehlen et al knew that I had the additional info; the security services knew as well because they bugged the phone calls in which I was given the info…
Sadie Francis at the time was holding a contract as a Consultant Psych when she did not have the qualifications to hold that post. The GMC knew this and colluded; Sadie was only one of a number of NHS staff in north Wales who were known to have been appointed to jobs that their own professional organisations as well as regulatory bodies knew that they should not have been offered, yet alone given. Colin Flood is now working as a GP in Llandudno.
My post ‘The Price Is Right’ explains that on 13 Sept 1997 F wrote a full and frank letter to John Mullen, the CEO of the Gwynedd Community Health Trust, after our arrest and in that letter, F discussed Dafydd’s indecent behaviour towards patients, including me and the matter of Bridget facilitating Dafydd’s conduct. ‘The Price Is Right’ details the many times during 1994, 95, 96, 97 and 98 when F and I repeatedly wrote or told NHS staff, Social Services staff, the Mental Health Act Commission etc that Dafydd was sexually abusing patients. I also explained how in Jan 1991, Robin Jacobson, a Consultant Psych at Springfield Hospital, the mental health unit attached to St George’s, wrote to his colleague Consultant Forensic Psych Prof Nigel Eastman and admitted in writing that Dafydd was sexually abusing patients and that Jacobson suspected that Tony Francis was as well. I discussed how Dr Tom Burns, a Springfield Consultant Psych, in 1990, also admitted to my face that he knew that this was happening. The letter written by Jacobson was made available to his entire team – including to Ruth White, who was a good friend of one of Bodger’s team whom I knew well – as well as to Nigel Eastman’s team, the GPs at the Trevelyan Road Practice in Tooting and to Wandsworth Social Services, who then rang and wrote to Tony Francis for ‘information’ about me. Tony told them all to contact Lucille Hughes for information about my ‘dangerousness’, which they did.
Of course they did, St George’s and Springfield were part of the same trafficking ring, they’d all known each other for ages, as had Wandsworth Social Services and Gwynedd and Clwyd Social Services. The Dean of St George’s, Sir William Asscher, had until 1988, been in a senior role at University Hospital, Cardiff and personally knew NHS staff and managers in Gwynedd and Clwyd, especially because Asscher had established the dialysis units in Ysbyty Gwynedd and Ysbyty Glan Clwyd.
Asscher founded a charidee, Kidney Wales. In 1990, EVERY Welsh MP, led by David Hunt, then Welsh Secretary, supported at a beano in support of Kidney Wales, on College Green outside Parliament; hroughout 1990 the Gang repeatedly took me to the High Court, including in Cardiff. See ‘The Paedophiles Friends Of Cardiff North’. The Welsh MPs of all parties knew each other and Bodger knew many of them, having grown up and been to school in Cardiff and having a father who was Secretary to the Lord Mayor of Cardiff. Bodger was from a Labour supporting family and previous posts explain how it was Bodger, the BMA and other Top Docs who colluded with discontented Tory MPs, in particular Geoffrey Howe, Heseltine and Douglas Hurd, to bring Thatch down at the end of 1990. I was the football…
‘The Price Is Right’ explains how after receiving F’s letter of 13 Sept 1997 about his call to Bridget’s colleagues, Mullen seemed to ignore it but on 22 Sept 1997 a fax marked URGENT was sent to Alun Davies, the Manager of the Psychiatric Services for Gwynedd Community Health Trust, re F’s letter with the covering note of ‘urgent comments please, JFM needs to reply before Wednesday’. JFM being Mullen. There is no copy of the content of Mullen’s fax to Davies, but it comprised a number of pages…
On 22 Sept 1997, Westminster Molester George Thomas died. Thomas had served as the Labour MP for Cardiff West, 1945-1983, until Thatch made him a Viscount. Rhodri Morgan held George Thomas’s seat, 11 June 1987-14 May 2001. Rhodri held the same Welsh Assembly seat, May 1999-May 2011. George Thomas was the hot potato of the Westminster Paedophile Ring; he plundered the NHS budget for the whole of Wales when he was Welsh Secretary to build the University Hospital Cardiff because he and the Top Docs had a symbiotic relationship, being involved in the same criminality. The big Labour vote was in south Wales and they loved George Thomas who did so much for the NHS and medical/children’s charidees! See ‘The Great Stink’.
When Julie was a student at King’s College, London, en route to being a Barry social worker and Deputy Director of Barnardo’s, Julie went home to Cardiff in her very first term to campaign for Sunny Jim so Committed was she. Julie and Rhodri were two of a foursome of Bright Young Things in the south Wales Labour Party at the time, all destined For The Top.
Dr Elinor Kapp, a child psychiatrist in south Wales, was a founding Trustee of the George Thomas Trust, now known as City Hospice, GT’s name being a toxic brand these days. Kapp was married to Prof Kenneth Rawnsley, President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, 1981-84 and Chair of Psychological Medicine at Cardiff, 1964-85. Rawnsley was appointed as the first Dean of the Royal College of Psychiatrists upon its establishment in 1972. The priority of Giant Of Psychiatry Sir Martin Roth, an old mate of Gwynne and Dafydd’s, at the time was to acquire a suitably grandiose building in Belgravia to serve as the HQ of the Royal College. The Royal College had no money and Roth was warned that he would bankrupt the Royal College if he acquired the building. Roth did so nevertheless, with the help of a loan from Marks & Spencer no less, on favourable terms.
I haven’t yet discovered exactly why M&S wanted to bankroll a body of people who were known within medicine and in some wider circles to be facilitating serious crime and organised abuse, but it seems to have been something to do with the many Top Docs who were involved in the cartel who had links to M&S, including John Marks, who later became President/Chair of the BMA and did battle with Ken Clarke, and John’s brother Vincent, Top Doc and Prof at the University of Surrey. Thatch’s shameless doubling up as an advert for M&S seems to have also been something to do with Gwynne and Dafydd, most likely the Sir Peter Morrison link and others in M&S circles who were bankrolling the Gang. Despite those M&S ads, Thatch favoured Aquascutum, not the nylon slacks on sale in M&S at the time. As predicted, even with the help of Lord Sieff, Roth’s acquisition of the grandiose building in Belgravia left the Royal College in serious financial difficulties and they had to eventually move out and find a cheaper place in which to crash.
See previous posts for some of the adventures of People Trafficker Martin Roth, who certainly got about; Martin was over in Argentina helping out General Galtieri before Thatch needed to cut diplomatic links and win that war to get herself re-elected.
Sir Martin Roth: Note the Calm Hands. Dafydd used to do the Calm Hands, he knew sod all about medicine, but Dafydd learnt the Calm Hands at the Maudsley a la Martin Roth.
Kenneth Rawnsley had Trained Tony Francis when Francis was a Cardiff med student at George Thomas Central and then a junior doc. In south Wales as a junior doc Tony Francis worked with Hamid Ghodse, who became the Drug Addiction Consultant and Prof at St George’s/Springfield and was Mr Big in a huge Class A drugs distribution network. Hamid’s wife Barbara was a senior manager of St George’s NHS Trust. Rawnsley’s job in Cardiff, was among other things, to uphold standards of care and training in psychiatry right across Wales. As a student, Tony Francis knew the Windbag, who at the time was Students’ Union President in Cardiff. Grotesque Chaos Followed:
Year after year, Rawnsley reassured everyone that Gwynne and Dafydd were doing a great job and were even good enough to Train Others. Rawnsley knew William Asscher. Before relocating to Cardiff in 1964, Rawnsley had worked in Manchester – Rawnsley had Qualified at Manchester post-WW II – with a team who were protecting Gwynne and Dafydd.
See eg. ‘The Newcastle-Upon-Tyne Connection’, A Galaxy Of Talent’ and ‘The Discovery Of A Whole New Galaxy…’ for details of the very close relationships between this incestuous circle of serious criminals who ruled psychiatry in Britain for decades.
I am delighted to inform readers that after I blogged about Elinor Kapp – who described herself as ‘a grandmother with a kind heart’ on the City Hospice website – Elinor was one of the lucky winners in the WCVA (Wales Council for Voluntary Action) Volunteer Of The Years Awards, presented in June 2018.
Elinor’s in the middle of the pic, flanked by WCVA Vice-President Tom Jones and Chief Exec Ruth Marks (The WCVA and Ruth have starred in previous posts.)
WCVA tells us that: ‘A retired psychiatric consultant’s dedication to her role as trustee at a Cardiff hospice has helped ensure it consistently provides a world-class standard of specialist home-based palliative care’. 81-year-old Dr Elinor Kapp became a trustee of George Thomas Hospice Care on its foundation in 1984, contributing her clinical knowledge as a consultant in child and adolescent psychiatry and her experience in achieving high standards of care in a clinical setting.
She continued in the role beyond her retirement after 50 years service to the NHS, seeing the charity adopt its new identity as City Hospice in 2017. In the past year, a record total of 750 new patients with incurable illnesses were referred to the hospice. The Clinical Governance Committee chaired by Dr Kapp since 1984 is charged with overseeing the quality and standard of care provided by City Hospice’s clinical team, and ensuring it provides a world-class standard of palliative care, working collaboratively with colleagues in primary and secondary care.
‘She has offered the board sound advice on all clinical matters, and her judgement and wise counsel has proved particularly valuable on the rare occasions when the continuity of the service might have been under threat, or in arguing for investment in the clinical service on grounds of increasing demand or enhancing quality, or both,’ said Chief Executive Mike Walsh. ‘She balances diplomacy with humour and a sound understanding of medicine, people and the complexities of providing palliative and end of life care to patients in their own homes and living with their families. Nothing is ever too much trouble and her commitment to her role in time, energy and enthusiasm has been and continues to be exemplary.’
There were many more links as well between the Welsh National School of Medicine/Cardiff University and Bodger’s mates in other medical schools apart from St George’s. There was traffic in Top Docs between Cardiff and Hammersmith Hospital, the Westminster, the Middlesex, Guys and Tommy’s and the London Hospital in particular. The nightmare became worse as Top Docs from George Thomas Central at Cardiff were appointed to senior roles in other parts of the UK eg. Nottingham and Cambridge, as well as overseas eg. in the US, Canada, Oz and New Zealand as well as in various developing nations such as those in African. See eg. ‘Successful Surgery On George VI!’ and ‘International Finance, With Thanks To Gwynne’.
Tony Sadler’s difficulties continued throughout the Waterhouse Inquiry and continued after the publication of the Waterhouse Inquiry in Feb 2000. In 2000, Bodger Chamberlain retired from the NHS, moved to the Gower and took up a lecturing job in Swansea Medical School. See ‘Now Then…’ So Bodger led the life of Riley there – he and his wife Jocelyn continued with entertaining via their At Homes for people who mattered in south Wales, as they had in Wimbledon – while Tony Sadler was being denounced. Furthermore, Richard Penketh, one of Bodger’s team who was deeply problematic – including in terms of being a relentless sexual harasser and became a St George’s Legend after he had sex with one of my colleagues in the lab – and had been passed onto Bodger by Lord Bob Winston at Hammersmith, only for Bodger to pass Penketh onto someone else because he was such a liability.Penketh ended up as a Consultant Gynae in Cardiff, where Penketh remains.
Edwina Hart was the AM for the Gower and served as Welsh Gov’t Health Minister, May 2008-May 2011.
When Asscher was Called To St George’s from Cardiff in 1988 to save the ship in the wake of Ollie Brooke’s conviction, imprisonment and subsequent early release by Lord Chief Justice Geoffrey Lane on appeal in May 1987, Asscher kept his home in the Vale of Glamorgan, returning there at weekends. Asscher retired in 1996/97 and moved back to live in the Vale of Glamorgan full-time until he died on 20 July 2014. Later in life in the Vale of Glamorgan, Asscher Found Happiness With A New Lady In His Life, ‘an old family friend’, who I think was a relative of Robin Jacobson’s secretary in 1990/91, Angela Pumfrey, who read and wrote so many interesting things about me. Bodger followed Asscher to that Golden Conference In The Sky – with a nice buffet for lunch, followed by an excellent evening dinner with fine clarets – in Oct 2014.
The AM for the Vale of Glamorgan, Welsh Gov’t Minister for Health, 1999-2005, the daughter of Prof Michael Hutt of Guy’s:
Tony Sadler didn’t ever carry on like Richard Penketh… Whatever Tony Sadler did or didn’t do, his referral to the GMC will have been because someone somewhere for some reason wanted to shaft him. I have no idea why, I can’t see any clues in the account of the case provided on the Old Square Chambers website, but it will have been nothing to do with Tony Sadler’s clinical practice.
In 1999, my close friend who was hounded out of her media career in the early 1990s by Sir Paul Fox and Michael Grade, lost her baby girl soon after birth at the Musgrove Park Hospital Taunton. A family friend who was a Top Doc told my friend that it was inexcusable negligence but not to waste her time trying to sue because he knew that the staff had already been told to lie about the circumstances of her baby’s death. My friend found the bereavement counsellor offered by Musgrove Park highly unsuitable and did not visit her a second time. My friend’s mum was a therapist and my friend subsequently trained as a counsellor; she still maintains that Barbara from Musgrove Park should not have been let loose on bereaved parents. The Top Doc who managed the birth – and death – of my friend’s baby was Robert Fox.
Musgrove Park takes many medical students and Top Docs from the London medical schools. My posts ‘Oliver’s Army!’ and ‘The Logic Of Medicine’ discussed how Sir John Rogers Ellis and Clifford Wilson, two Top Docs at the London Hospital who were partners in crime with Gwynne and Dafydd, during the late 1960s/early 70s were given responsibility for the postgrad training of junior docs across all the London medical schools, arranging placements and junior doc jobs for them across the whole of the south of England. Their Man In Taunton was Dr Brian Wykeham Webb. Ellis and Rogers et al held socials and jollies for the med students and junior docs and built up their network of loyal colleagues.
Sir William Asscher Trained at the London Hospital and worked there as a junior doc before relocating to Cardiff in the mid-1960s. Asscher knew Ellis and Wilson well.
Imagine my surprise when I finally received my medical records in 2005 and Jackie Ehlen had written about my friend’s baby’s death in them. See ‘The Turn Of The Screw’ for an account of the many unpleasant things that happened to my friend and her husband from their early 20s onwards, after they stood by me in the face of the Gang.
I think the Robert Fox who succeeded in killing my friend’s baby in 1999 is the Robert Fox who Qualified at Leeds in 1980 and who no longer has a licence to practice for ‘administrative reasons’. Savile reigned supreme over Leeds NHS in 1980 and previous posts and comments have mapped the network of Obs and Gynae Top Docs in particular between Leeds and north Wales. In the 1990s, Simon Leeson relocated from Leeds to Ysbyty Gwynedd; Leeson’s colleagues were up to no good in their clinics. Jimmy Shroff was a junior doc who arrived in Bodger’s team at St George’s when I was working there; Jimmy was a Bart’s graduate who had worked as a GP trainee with D.G. E. Wood in Bangor. Jimmy Shroff ended up as an Obs and Gynae Consultant in Leeds. He died still in early middle age in 2004 from pancreatic cancer. Shroff’s widow works for the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board. Malcolm Pearce, Bodger’s mate at St George’s Trained, and/or worked at Leeds before moving to London. Malcolm remained good mates with his old crowd in Leeds and went back there frequently to visit them.
Here’s Penketh, who remains practicing in Cardiff, with yet another Award:
Lord John Hendy QC’s biography/CV as provided on the website of Old Square Chambers:
Lord John Hendy has taken 9 cases to the European Court of Human Rights and appeared in in the Court of Justice of the European Union. He has appeared in 12 cases in the Supreme Court (including the House of Lords and the Privy Council), and has 70 reported cases in the Court of Appeal and 91 in the High Court. He has drafted applications to the supervisory committees of the International labour Organisation and European Social Charter.
He has also appeared in many high-profile inquests and inquiries, including:
- the Lakanal House fire inquest (for the bereaved and injured) 2013
- The Leveson Inquiry (for the NUJ), 2011-2012 (see his cross examination of Rupert Murdoch by clicking here)
- The Potters Bar train crash inquest (for the bereaved), 2010
- the Ladbroke Grove Train Crash inquiry (for the victims), 2000
- the Southall Train Crash inquiry (for the victims), 1999
- the Street Markets inquiry for LB Tower Hamlets (chaired), 1991
- the Woolf inquiry into the Strangeways Prison Riot (for the POA), 1990
- the Kings Cross Fire disaster (for the Association of London Local Authorities) 1986.
In the past his practice included:
- personal injury work, predominantly claimant work injuries, disease and death
- representing doctors and others in disciplinary and regulatory cases
He is also:
- An Honorary Professor in the Faculty of Law, University College, London
- President of the International Centre for Trade Union Rights
- Chair of the Institute of Employment Rights
- Vice-President of the Campaign for Trade Union Freedom
- Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine
- Fellow of the Society of Advanced Legal Studies
He is a frequent writer and speaker on trade union rights issues.
1969 LLB (London University external; studied at Ealing technical College)
1971 LLM (Queen’s, Belfast)
1972 Call to Bar (Gray’s Inn)
1973-6 Director (full-time), Newham Rights Centre, East London
1976-7 Lecturer (labour and welfare law), Middlesex Polytechnic (now University)
1977 Began practice at the Bar of England and Wales
1987 Appointed Queen’s Counsel
1995 Appointed Bencher of Gray’s Inn
1998 Admitted to Bar of New South Wales
1999-2008 Head of Old Square Chambers
1999-2005 Appointed Visiting Professor, School of Law, Kings College, London
2014 Appointed Honorary Professor, Faculty of Law, University College, London
2015 Appointed a consultant to the International Trade Union Confederation in Brussels
Standing counsel to
- Associated Society of Locomotive Engineers and Firemen
- Communication Workers’ Union
- National Union of Journalists
- National Union of Mineworkers
- National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers
- Prison Officers’ Association
- UNITE the Union
- University and College Union
Other relevant memberships
- Senior advocacy trainer, Gray’s Inn
- Employment Lawyers Association
- Employment Law Bar Association (Chairman, 2003-5)
- Human Rights Lawyers’ Association
- Industrial Law Society
- New South Wales Bar Association
- South Eastern Circuit
- Western Circuit
- The Encyclopaedia of Employment Law editorial board
- Amicus Curiae (Journal of the Society for Advanced Legal Studies) editorial board
John Hendy QC was the lawyer who defended Brave Wendy in 1985-86 when Brave Wendy and her colleagues staged a civil war to detract from their huge trafficking ring based at the London Hospital that was run in collaboration with Dafydd and Gwynne. Bodger was the Independent Expert Witness who defended Brave Wendy’s clinical practice. The entire charade was constructed as a gender-based battle, with Brave Wendy being a Socialist Feminist Woman who favoured natural birth in the face of Possibly Conservative Men who favoured hi-tech deliveries. The braver media commentators explained that it was in reality a battle between Brave Wendy and her Head of Dept who simply hated each other.
No-one had the guts to publish the truth: they were ALL in on the same criminal cartel and had been for years. I was refusing to shut up about Gwynne in north Wales, Ollie Brooke was under police investigation at St George’s, Madam Cyn’s brothel at Ambleside Avenue in Streatham, which was the networking hub for the Westminster Paedophile Ring and frequented by Top Docs from St George’s, was under investigation yet again and some of Brave Wendy’s med students and junior docs were so appalled at what she was doing – including the women who counted themselves as feminists – that it would only be a matter of time before one of them blew the whistle. So the myth of Brave Wendy, the Social Feminist who practiced Wimmin-Centred births was launched.
Brave Wendy held high office in the Women’s Medical Federation (see ‘Uncle Harry’s Friends…’), subsequently fronted the Keep Our NHS Public and other campaigns and sat on the GMC for donkeys years, the Rebel that she is. See eg. ‘This Is A Nightmare For All Of Us’ for further details of Brave Wendy’s Battle Against The Male Medical Establishment.
Tony Jewell, the East End Socialist GP who Supported Brave Wendy in 1985-86, rocked up as Wales’s Chief Medical Officer, April 2006-Aug 2012, as the slaughter in the north Wales NHS reached a new level and needed even more lies told to explain it away. Tony also arrived once I had begun working and publishing on healthcare policy. See previous posts…
Tony Jewell at a meeting of the Socialist Health Association:
Brian Gibbons was the Welsh Gov’t Health Minister on who’s watch Tony Jewell was appointed as CMO; Gibbons was the first man to give Richard Penketh an Award For Excellence. Gwynne and Dafydd’s mates managed to kill Merfyn’s wife while Tony was Wales’s CMO; then Tony turned up to Bangor University to give a Speech and was rude enough to strut out of the venue as soon as he’d finished, not even a ‘thanks for listening’, no questions, Tony just walked through the audience and buggered off. Merfyn introduced the event and I was in the audience, so perhaps Tony felt that he might be asked a few awkward questions if he did hang about. Previous posts discussed Tony’s glorious career and his disaster as Wales’s CMO.
Uncle Harry of Guy’s Hospital was a mate of Brave Wendy’s.
Amidst all the Bravery and Socialism and Caring, we need to remember that the biggest Mr Moneybags behind the trafficking ring was of course Tiny Rowland, the friend and business partner of Edward du Cann, Tory MP for Taunton, 1956-87. du Cann remained a malevolent presence after leaving the Commons, indeed until he died on 31 Aug 2017. Tiny died on 25 July 1998. See previous posts, including ‘The Price Is Right’ for info on Tiny’s son Toby and Toby’s wife Plum Sykes who is a Top Model.
It Was A Sad Day For This Country When the Top Docs Killed The Man Who Bankrolled Their Cartel.
On 15 Oct 2019 John Hendy’s became Lord Hendy. John Hendy’s mother was the youngest daughter of the 6th Baron Wynford and his father was “a communist electrician and trade unionist”. John describes his father as “a great fighter for human dignity as a trade unionist” and as being the greatest influence on his life. Lord Hendy’s brother is Sir Peter Hendy CBE, Commissioner of Transport for London from 2001 until 2016 and now Chair of Network Rail. Which raises questions about Lord John Hendy undertaking so much work re transport disasters closely connected to responsibilities held by Sir Peter or Sir Peter’s colleagues. See previous posts…
If Lord David Hunt, now Head Honcho of the law firm Beachcroft International, which handles work for the MDU, can explain any of this – particularly Tony Sadler’s difficulties while Bodger rode on – I’d be keen to hear what Hunt has to say.
What is Tony Sadler doing now? He’s working as a GP in the Brighton and Hove area.
Perhaps Tony Sadler would like to select the title of the Ealing Comedy that he feels is most apt for his career since Miranda was elected as PM:
- Hue and Cry (1947)
- Another Shore (1948)
- Passport to Pimlico (1949)
- Whisky Galore! (1949)
- Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)
- A Run for Your Money (1949)
- The Magnet (1950)
- The Lavender Hill Mob (1951)
- The Man in the White Suit (1951)
- His Excellency (1952)
- The Titfield Thunderbolt (1953)
- Meet Mr. Lucifer (1953)
- The Love Lottery (1954)
- The Maggie (1954)
- Touch and Go (1955)
- The Ladykillers (1955)
- Who Done It? (1956)
- Barnacle Bill (1957)
- Davy (1958)
- I wanted to get the above info up on the blog in response to the wailing from the MDU on Radio 4 this morning. Christine Tomkins the CEO of the MDU was interviewed and she put on her Special Quiet Sensitive Lady’s Voice and explained that the rocketing cost of litigation against the NHS was causing havoc. The MDU needs to stop facilitating criminal Top Docs then Christine; Dafydd et al, let alone Tiny Rowland, could never be explained away by the old chestnut of ‘this litigation is causing doctors to practice defensive medicine’. Should readers want more info about the dangerous criminals who have held office in the MDU and the BMA over years, see my post ‘Gwlad y Menig Gwynion’.
Now Then. A man who had so many questions to answer yet I don’t think anyone even thought to ask him even the obvious ones: Tory MP William Shelton, in who’s constituency Madam Cyn’s brothel was located and where a lot of St George’s and Springfield staff/students lived as well as many other accomplices to the Westminster Paedophile Ring. Sir William also had a load of bent coppers policing his constituency, as least one of whom had, before 1990, served with the North Wales Police and was mates with the Gang and their corrupt Tory Magistrate on the ground in Bethesda, Geoff Davies, the landlord of the Douglas Arms Hotel. Sir Willian has starred on the blog before (see ‘The Most Dangerous Man In The World – Part III’) but I can see a lot more in Sir William’s biography now, far more than just his flat in Dolphin Square…
|Member of the United Kingdom Parliament
1970 – February 1974
|Preceded by||Margaret McKay|
|Succeeded by||Constituency abolished|
|Member of the United Kingdom Parliament
February 1974 – 1992
|Preceded by||Duncan Sandys|
|Succeeded by||Keith Hill|
William Jeremy Masefield Shelton
|Died||2 January 2003(2003-01-02) (aged 73)|
Sir William Jeremy Masefield Shelton (30 October 1929-2 January 2003) was Tory MP for Clapham, 1970-February 1974, then for Streatham from February 1974 until he lost the seat to Labour Party candidate Keith Hill in 1992. Shelton was born in Plymouth, the son of Lt Col Richard Shelton of Guernsey and attended Radley College in Radley, Berkshire. Shelton was evacuated in 1940, studying at Tabor Academy in Marion, Massachusetts, on an English-Speaking Union scholarship, and then Worcester College, Oxford, where he read PPE.
Lord Asa Briggs, one of the most senior officers in MI5 from the late 1970s and possibly the Director of MI5 when the world was told that it was Asa’s mate Howard Smith, appointed by Sunny Jim in 1978 to serve until 198, was VC of Sussex University, 1967-76 and the Gang’s Man In Brighton, the location of many of the brothels to which the Gang were trafficking kids in care from north Wales. Asa grew up and went to school in the Bradford area, as did Denis Healey and was a big mate of Harold Wilson’s. Asa forever harboured a grudge towards Merfyn after Merfyn and two of his mates, when undergrads at Sussex University, threw red paint over Asa’s Posh Visitor, Robert Beers, a US diplomat, as an anti-Vietnam protest in 1968. See ‘the Wizard War’.
Two Old Geezers Down Memory Lane:
I had that Philip Pulman in the back of the cab once. And as any fule kno the Guv’nor of the BBC doesn’t live in Wales, he lives in Bridgy.
Soon after Merfyn became VC of Bangor University in 2004, Asa’s daughter appeared on a Radio 4 programme discussing her dad’s Years Of Glory; Asa minor made a point of telling the Radio 4 interviewer that the biggest trauma of her dad’s career at Sussex was when those three dreadful students threw paint over a visiting US diplomat and poor old Asa had still not recovered even after all these years.
Among his many other appointments, Asa was Fellow of Worcester College, Oxford (1945–55) again from 1969 and then in 1976 Asa returned to Oxford to become Provost of Worcester College, Oxford, retiring from the post in 1991.
In April 1992, days after John Major won the General Election, the Brighton Firebomb killed five witnesses to the North Wales Child Abuse Scandal. See ‘The Silence Of The Welsh Lambs’.
Asa was excellent at toadying; as a young Fellow, Asa Briggs proofread Winston Churchill’s A History of the English-Speaking Peoples. As opposed to A History Of The Welsh-Speaking Peoples. I was intrigued to read in the Daily Post yesterday that there ‘is a shortage of 72 year old Welshmen’; the comment was made with regard to the Right Man needed to star in a future blockbuster. Asa Passed Over on 15 March 2016, but were he still alive he’d be delighted to hear that Welshman are dying out after the Trauma that was inflicted upon him all those years ago.
After his time at Worcester College, Oxford, William Shelton lectured on economics for a year at the University of Texas at Austin, before moving into business and advertising, which included work in South America.
Shelton married Anne Warder in 1960 and was knighted in 1989. Shelton developed Alzheimer’s disease in the 1990s and it eventually caused his death on 2 Jan 2003.
On 24 Nov 2002, Mr Bridgy Celeb managed to kill Kostadin Yankov, a biochem student at Oxford, after firing him from a medieval catapult. The Gang were after my blood at the time, attempting to fit me up for ‘threatening to kill Alun Davies’ after some eight NHS staff and a police officer kindly lied in statements. The case against me collapsed on the first day of the trial when it became obvious that yet again, industrial scale perjury had been committed and in 2003 I pleaded guilty to the lowest category of Public Order Offence instead. Sentence was suspended for a Psychiatric Report, ordered by bent Judge Huw Daniel, one of the Gang (as was Huw’s dad, theologian Prof J.E. Daniel). Huw ordered the Report from Dr Tony ‘Do Nothing’ Roberts at the Hergest Unit, who not only had the highest suicide rate among his female patients of any Top Doc in England and Wales except for a Top Doc in Camden, but was the subject of a serious complaint to the NHS from me and my lawyer and I had written to the GMC about Roberts. Daniel threatened me with imprisonment for contempt of court if I did not ‘co-operate’ with the Report.
The stupid old git Daniel failed to remember that as the Hergest Unit were/are incapable of carrying out the simplest task, when I returned for sentencing, there was no Report and no-one at any point had asked me to attend any appointments with anyone at Hergest. So the stupid old fucker couldn’t even imprison me as he was clearly hoping to at every stage of the proceedings… I received the max sentence possible for such a trivial offence, over 100 hours community service. On community service I met a few other people who had been fitted up by Huw Daniel, including one young man who had the Huw Daniel Experience after he had confronted his probation officer about a solicitor in Caernarfon who was known to be sexually abusing under-aged boys.
One Corrupt Old Fool:
Some months after I was sentenced by Daniel for telling Alun Davies’s secretary over the phone that Davies was a fat idiot, Mr Bridgy Celeb was acquitted of manslaughter at Bristol Crown Court on 7 May 2004, not because he didn’t kill Kostadin, but because Mrs Justice Heather Hallett – now Dame Heather – stopped the trial and ordered the jury to acquit on a technicality.
See eg. ‘The Price Is Right’ for details of events and dates and the contents of interesting documentation compiled by NHS staff and others that demonstrates a huge conspiracy re the desperation to secure a conviction against me for a serious criminal offence on the grounds of sod all evidence. That post also explains how every organisation with responsibility either refused to investigate my complaint against Tony Roberts, Alun Davies et al or stalled and stalled until the time limits had passed. The GMC came into their own; my post ‘The General Medical Council – And Yet Another Forged Document’ discusses how in 2005, my lawyer found the GMC to be in possession of a high quality forged document purporting to be my letter of complaint about Tony Roberts, that made me sound like a Nutter.
Then there was the unlawful interference of the PNC to record a serious offence against my name of which I had never been charged yet alone convicted, the forged certificate of indictment found in the possession of Chester Court stating that I had pleaded guilty to violent disorder at Caernarfon Crown Court; I have never been charged with violent disorder…
This is why I cannot take the requests of police and others to Name Petty Criminals and Make A Complaint So That People Can Be Brought To Justice seriously. Huw Daniel et al were guilty of very serious crimes and the evidence was in my medical records. People witnessed what was happening at the time and Daniel even broke the law in open Court himself. Furthermore this sort of serious crime at the highest levels had been going on for years as my documents demonstrated. They should ALL have been jailed decades ago. No-one was interested and now I am not interested in helping a rotten-to-the-core corrupt state because the Top Docs are killing Important People. I – and others – are owed a bloody fortune in compensation after being forced into the arms of a gang of sex offenders and then subjected to state-endorsed assassination attempts. Pay up bastards and accept that you stupidity and lack of respect for us and our lives means that you are now in the hands of Killing Doctors.
Bless!!! It couldn’t happen to nicer people! At least you can die in comfort in your bungalows and caravans, it won’t be in Risley Remand Centre or Denbigh like it was for so many…
William Shelton also lost heavily in the financial crisis at Lloyd’s of London and the 1990s property slump. Furthermore, accusations of financial irregularity led to the closure in 1995 of Access to Justice, a company that Shelton had set up to provide free legal advice to people on low incomes. Consequently, Shelton was given a five-year ban from serving as a company director.
Shelton entered politics upon his return to London in 1964, becoming that year the President of the Wandsworth Young Conservatives. Shelton was elected to the Greater London Council to represent Wandsworth in 1967, and in 1968 he became the Chief Whip of the Conservative majority on the ILEA.
In the late 1960s, Gwynne and Dafydd’s emissaries, the key one being John Tilley, arrived in south London to organise and prepare for John Allen opening the Bryn Alyn Community, which would receive hundreds of kids in care from across England and Wales, but in particular from certain areas, south London being one of them. All Cllrs and politicians were on board, but Labour supporter Tilley was extra-helpful, becoming Leader of Wandsworth Borough Council and then the MP for Lambeth Central, before working in a senior capacity for Hackney Borough Council when he lost his Commons seat. See ‘Lord Snooty The Third’. Tilley was mates with Lord Scarman and heavily influenced Scarman’s Report re the 1981 Brixton riots, which was just as well because the Gang were running Brixton as well. See eg. ‘Only One Died’. Gwynne and Dafydd were also in cahoots with the ILEA, who also sent kids to north Wales children’s homes, under all Leaders, whether it was Field Marshall Lord Brammall’s brother Ashley Brammall or that focus of much piss taking, Frances Morrell. Ashley Brammall was a Labour politician but was always a good mate of the Grocer Heath, with whom he had been at Balliol; Heath succeeded Ashley as MP for Bexley. Ashley was a barrister of Inner Temple a la Lord Snowdon’s dad Ronald Armstrong-Jones, Mr Thrope and the Havers family. Ashley was Chairman of ILEA, 1965-67, Leader of ILEA, 1970-81 and the Chairman of the GLC, 1982-83. Dear old Jack Straw colluded with the Gang when he was Sorting Out ILEA. ILEA was a standing joke, but no-one Mentioned Gwynne And Dafydd. See previous posts. Ashley Brammall died on 10 Feb 1999; William Mars-Jones died on 10 Jan 1999; Ioan Bowen Rees died on 4 May 1999; there were more as well… Like 1995, 1999 was a busy year for Insider witness funerals.
Neither was it just bent old Cllrs in London or the pillocks of ILEA who were working hard in London. John Allen took out a 20 year lease on the building that housed the Bryn Alyn Community in 1968; at the same time, Paul Brett Storey the St George’s psych forged the partnership/link between St G’s, then still located in Knightsbridge and Springfield Hospital in Tooting (see ‘Meet The Gwerin!’). So the Top Docs running the elitist den of hatred that served the Rich Aristocratic Criminals of Belgravia went into business with the managers of the dumping ground of the dispossessed of Tooting. The Westminster Paedophile Ring was ready to expand rapidly and vastly.
Shelton’s association with Thatch began when she became Grocer Heath’s Shadow Secretary of State for Education and Science in 1967. Shelton refused to participate in the racism directed towards his Labour opponent David Pitt in the 1970 General Election. Previous posts have discussed Lord David Pitt, a West Indian GP who practised in Euston and who had previously been the subject of much overt racism when he stood as the Labour candidate in Hampstead. David Pitt colluded with exactly the same criminality a la Gwynne and David as Shelton did; Shelton wouldn’t need to be racist about Pitt, they were effectively in business together. Pitt was a founder member of the Anti-Apartheid Movement, they met at his house in their earliest days. He was a good mate of Peter Hain and of Ruth First and Joe Slovo, which really gave David Pitt street cred. That group also enjoyed the support of Chris Patten’s wife Lavender. David Pitt’s Commons ambitions were encouraged by Harold Wilson. Pitt faced hostility from some black activists who denounced him as an Uncle Tom over his attitudes to matters such as black people joining the police. I haven’t read enough on that subject to take a position, black politics of the time was fragmented and complex and I don’t know enough about it, but I do know that David Pitt was one of the Top Docs facilitating the Westminster Paedophile Ring. The medical establishment was and still is institutionally racist in a major way and Pitt was ruthlessly used by them and used them in return. The BMA finally permitted a Black Person ie. David Pitt, to hold High Office in 1984 when those two lefties at UCNW refused to shut up about Gwynne…
See previous posts for info on Pitt, Ruth First, Slovo et al. They ALL colluded with the Gang. The Radical Voices just weren’t that Radical if the oppressed could be exploited for sex or were blowing the whistle on Important People or people who didn’t matter.
William Shelton became an early monetarist, a supporter of the EEC as a trade bloc and an advocate of parental choice in schooling.
During the 1970 General Election campaign, when Shelton stood as the successful Tory candidate for Clapham against David Pitt, the BMA overtly supported the Grocer, shared platforms with Tory candidates and organised industrial action on the part of GPs just weeks before the General Election, knowing that the electorate would believe Top Docs if they declared that the Grocer’s Gov’t would be better for the NHS. The BMA did this to kick Harold Wilson’s DHSS Secretary Westminster Swinger Richard Crossman because Crossman had refused to pay the BMA the full salary increase that they had requested. The Grocer’s personal physician and close friend was Top Doc Sir Brian Warren, who refused to ever work in the NHS and was totally opposed to it…
Warren was married to Dame Josephile Barnes (see ‘Uncle Harry’s Friends…’ who was a Consultant Obs and Gynae at Charing Cross and did undertake NHS work, while facilitating the Westminster Paedophile Ring. Josephile was the Top Doc appointed to the Warnock Committee on Fertility Treatment, that was Chaired by Mary Warnock and contained mostly lay people, to ensure that Docs and Scientists Didn’t Just Do What They Wanted. Josephile gave the orders, being the only person on the Committee who knew anything about the field and thus told Mary Warnock, Dafydd Wigley, Noreen Edwards and the collection of other people who found that Sitting On The Warnock Committee was one of the things of which they were most proud what to do. They did it too because they didn’t know their arses from their elbows. See previous posts.
Shelton was ‘a traditionalist on moral issues’. So was Dafydd, as the Welsh Baptists’ Union were glad to hear when Dafydd delivered a lecture to them in Llangefni (in the Presbytarian Chapel) in 1971 in which Dafydd explained that learning Bible verses in Welsh as a child could avert people from a ‘serious moral collapse’ later in life. See ‘A Serious Moral Collapse’. After the tea and biscuits, Dafydd and Gwynne popped over to Bryn Estyn because they had the Alsation and camera equipment to drop off in time for the arrival of Peter Morrison, Sir Anthony Meyer, Thomas Tyrell-Kenyon, George Thomas, Jimmy Savile, an unspecified McAlpine and Gordon Anglesea later that evening.
The Baptists’ newsletter in which Dafydd’s comments to the Welsh Baptists Union are reported is so splendid, so incriminating and names so many of Gwynne and Dafydd’s fellow criminals, most of whom are Baptist missionaries who literally span the globe – the HQ being the Southern Baptists in the deep south of the USA – that I’m putting the link in here. I invite readers to marvel at the extent of Gwynne and Dafydd’s reach, simply via the Baptist Church, let alone their other partners in crime.
(sorry, doesn’t look as though the link is working; the newsletter can be read in ‘A Serious Moral Collapse’).
I’ll draw attention in particular to just a few lines from the newsletter:
Youth requires a spiritual experience and if the church does not offer it, he will turn to drugs to get it,” said Gwyn Tudno Jones, a Welsh probation officer for more than 20 years. [Dafydd used the same line in the summer of 1984, when he addressed a public lecture in Bangor, organised by the then Bishop of Bangor, Cledan Mears, on the subject of Class A drug use in Gwynedd and Anglesey, Dafydd being the source of the Class As that were flying around, as discussed in my post ‘Amber Rudd, The Miners’ Strike and A Memory Jogged’.] [Gwyn Tudno] Jones was one of two professionals on Welsh social problems [the other one being Dafydd] addressing the annual meeting of the Welsh Baptist Union.
…Delegates to the convention adopted resolutions objecting to liberalized liquor licensing laws, expressing appreciation for government help for alcoholics [as provided by Dafydd], and urging restraint in advertising strong drinks. Other resolutions approved a report on smoking by the Royal College of Physicians, expressed regret at increased unemployment in Wales, and urged the qovernment to do everything possible to alleviate the resultant distress and trace the root causes of unemployment.
Turning their attention to their own fellowship, the Welsh Baptists discussed ways to increase their ministers· retirement pensions, and the possibility of buying advertising on commercial television and radio. The denomination’s council is continuing the study on mass media advertising.
The new President of the Union, W. M. Rees of Aberdare, Wales. issued a plea in his inaugural address for a deep concern for society in all its aspects, from preaching peace to supporting the movement for self-government in Wales and equal status for the Welsh language with English.
The Probation Service, both in north Wales and on a UK level, was in cahoots with the Gang. See ‘Only One Died’. The comments of W.M. Rees of Aberdare illustrate how this bunch of ruthless serious criminals infiltrated a range of Causes, some of them very worthwhile to spread their poison and recruit new Gang members….
William Shelton was a Zionist, and concerned with Greek and Polish interests, as opposed to Christian Missionary Work, peace building, people on probation, smoking cessation, alcoholism, Welsh Language Rights or indeed averting a serious moral collapse. Shelton served as PPS to Sir John Eden, Minister of State for Posts and Telecommunications, 1972-74.
John Benedict Eden, Baron Eden of Winton, (born 15 September 1925) was the MP for Bournemouth West, 1954-83. Eden was educated at Eton and St Paul’s School, New Hampshire, USA. He served with the Rifle Brigade, 2nd Gurkha Rifles and the Gilgit Scouts during the Second World War. John Eden is a nephew of Sir Anthony Eden (1897–1977), who served as Prime Minister, 1955-57. Sir Anthony’s circle, including his son Nicholas who died from AIDS in Aug 1985, were users of services provided by Gwynne and Dafydd… John Eden succeeded his father Sir Timothy Calvert Eden to his baronetcies in 1963. John Eden is the 9th Baronet of West Auckland and the 7th Baronet of Maryland.
John Eden was appointed to the Privy Council on 10 April 1972 and was created a life peer as Baron Eden of Winton, of Rushyford in the County of Durham on 3 October 1983, following his retirement from the Commons. The Gang moved in on Brown and I proper eg. murder threats etc from early 1983. John Eden retired from the House of Lords on 11 June 2015 under the provisions of the House of Lords Reform Act 2014. Following the death of Lord Healey on 3 October 2015, Eden became the surviving former MP with the earliest date of first election.
John Eden’s Appointments:
- Member of the House of Commons Estimates committee (1960–1964)
- Delegate to Council of Europe and West European Union (1960–1962)
- Delegate to NATO Technology (June–October 1970)
- Minister of State for Industry (1970–1972)
- Minister of State for Posts and Telecommunications (1972–1974)
- Member of the House of Commons Expenditure committee (1974–1976)
- Chairman of the Select Committee on EEC Legislation (1976–1979)
- Chairman of the Select Committee on Home Affairs (1980–1983)
- Chairman of the British Lebanese Association (1990–1998)
- Chairman of the Royal Armouries Association (1986–1994)
- Member of Timken Company International Advisory Board
- Chairman of Lady Eden’s Schools Ltd
John Eden has been twice married:
- 1) Belinda Jane Pascoe (1954 – divorced 1974); four children
- The Honourable Emily Rose Eden (born 1959)
- The Honourable Arabella Charlotte Eden (born 1960)
- The Honourable Robert Frederick Calvert Eden (born 30 April 1964). Heir apparent to the baronetcies.
- The Honourable John “Jack” Edward Morton Eden (born 1966). Heir presumptive to the baronetcies.
- 2) Margaret Ann Gordon (1977 to date). A former wife of the Earl of Perth.
William Shelton was one of the first people to advocate for Thatch to succeed the Grocer as Tory Leader, becoming second-in-command to Thatch’s campaign manager Airey Neave. Airey who was blown sky-high on 30 March 1979 by, it now seems likely, rogue members of the security services, possibly the CIA, although the IRA were blamed at the time. Poor old Thatch was pole-axed when Airey was killed and used the memorable line ‘Some devil has got him’ when interviewed on TV. It was most likely one of their own devils with a personal axe to grind, this lot were truly appalling…
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Screenshot showing actor Jack Watling
Sir Peter Morrison was also an early cheerleader for Thatch and it was Morrison who helped persuade Thatch to stand after Edward du Cann
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Screenshot showing actor Jack Watling
realised that his chances of becoming PM were buggered after his crooked business dealings began to become public knowledge and my grandfather refused to shut up. See eg. ‘The Milk Street and Other Mafias’. Shelton is reputed to have organised the successful “stealth” campaign to convince backbench Conservatives on the Party’s right wing that by backing Thatch in the leadership ballot they could oust Grocer Heath. Shelton mobilised du Cann’s contingent then, after du Cann knew that he couldn’t stand himself. I wonder if Shelton had a hand in the lunch at the Clarence in 1974 when Thatch was still Education Secretary?
After Thatch’s victory in the leadership election, Shelton became her PPS, but resigned the following year, preferring the freedom of the backbenches. Shelton continued his interest in education, repeatedly being elected Vice-Chairman of the backbench Conservative Education Committee, and serving as a junior Minister in the Dept of Education and Science, 1981-83, in which role Shelton increased computer provision in primary schools and proposed a new vocational qualification of secondary education.
The Education Secretary at the time was Sir Keith Joseph, an old pal of Gwynne and Dafydd’s who went back to Macmillan’s Gov’t with them and the associated sleaze and criminality. Joseph was an MP for a Leeds constituency at Jimmy Savile Central. As Grocer Heath’s DHSS Secretary, Joseph appointed Barbara Kahan as his advisor of children’s social work. Babs and her husband child psychiatrist Dr Vladimir Kahan had for years facilitated organised abuse, including in Oxfordshire where the Kahans had been based for years. In Oxfordshire, Babs was the line manager of paedophile Louis Minster, who later became Director of Richmond-upon-Thames Social Services, in which post he caused havoc. Babs remained very influential in children’s social work for years, sitting on Committees, contributing in many ways and worked with paedophile social work academic Peter Righton at the NCB (National Children’s Bureau). After the Staffordshire Pin Down Scandal of the late 1980s, Babs Co-Chaired the subsequent Public Inquiry, with Allan Levy QC. They did their job well; they waxed lyrical about the Terrible Abuse without admitting that it was far more serious than they ever admitted and was causing massive problems in the regional NHS and at Keele University, that every politician and Cllr in Staffordshire knew about and were colluding with, including Disability Champ Jack Ashley – father of political journo Jackie Ashley, who is married to Andrew Marr – and Baroness Llinos Golding, who inherited her seat from her husband John. Llinos – who worked as an NHS radiographer – was the daughter of old south Wales Labour stalwart Ness Edwards, a mate of Nye; Nye’s wife Jennie Lee was the MP for er Cannock in Staffs… Neither did Babs and Levy dare mention that the organised abuse was facilitated by police corruption, including that of the infamous West Midlands Serious Crime Squad and was part of a UK network of organised paedophilia and trafficking… Levy subsequently worked with the GMC.
Shelton became an increasingly vocal critic of local gov’t. He clashed with the left-wing leadership of his local Lambeth Council – [which was hosting the same ring as Shelton was facilitating] – and promoted a Bill in 1981 to restrain local gov’t spending. However, he opposed Thatcher’s flagship Community Charge, because it was designed to give Local Authorities more independence.
Shelton was known as a Thatcherite, serving on Thatch’s campaign team in the Leadership election of 1989. The Leadership battle was caused by the challenge from the stalking horse Sir Anthony Meyer, who was expecting Heseltine to enter the competition as the ‘serious’ candidate; Sir Anthony, a Tory MP for Flintshire, was a Westminster Swinger who’s grandmother was a close friend of Bertrand Russell’s first wife Alys Pearsall. Anthony used services provided by Gwynne and Dafydd, as did Nigel Birch aka Lord Rhyl, who held Meyer’s seat before Meyer and ensured that Meyer won the nomination in 1970, when Birch stepped down. Birch’s Commons career dated back to the Profumo Affair and Nigel was suitably Shocked and Disgusted at the Whores and Tarts who had been procured by Gwynne and Dafydd when the Ugandan discussions were discussed in Parliament. Shelton opposed Thatch’s resignation in 1990. Thatch’s execution as PM in Nov 1990 was orchestrated by Bodger and co at St George’s, the BMA and disillusioned Tories including Heseltine, Howe and Hurd. I was working at St George’s at the time and was used in the battle. Shelton was confident of retaining his seat in 1992, but, having been defeated, he received 5000 letters of thanks, mostly from people who had voted Labour.
The Indie published an obituary for Shelton:
William Jeremy Masefield Shelton, politician: born Plymouth, Devon 30 October 1929; MP (Conservative) for Clapham 1970-74, for Streatham 1974-92; PPS to the Minister of Posts and Telecommunications 1972-74; PPS to Margaret Thatcher 1975; Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, DES 1981-83; chairman, GGK London 1984-86; Kt 1989; married 1960 Anne Warder (one son, one daughter); died 2 January 2003.
It is likely that William Shelton will be better remembered as Airey Neave’s able and loyal second in the successful campaign to secure Margaret Thatcher the Conservative Party leadership in 1975 than for his brief careeras a junior minister in her government or his service as a hard-working and popular MP. His interest in education was long-standing and he played his part in the policy revolution that put parents at the centre of Conservative education policy during their years in opposition. Although dropped from her government after the 1983 election, he remained a loyal Thatcherite and was a member of Thatcher’s campaign team when Sir Anthony Meyer challenged her leadership in 1989.
He quickly proved he was very much his own man, a pragmatic supporter of the EEC as a trading entity and an informed critic of the inflationary policies upon which the Heath government embarked in 1972. Publicly silenced by his role as PPS to the Minister of Posts and Telecommunications, in private he was an early exponent of monetarism, but one who acknowledged alsothe inflationary role of trade-union monopoly power. When the parliamentary boundaries were revised, Shelton won the nomination to succeed Duncan Sandys in Streatham, and he held what looked to be a highly marginal seat with considerable success for 18 years.
He opposed the calling of the February 1974 election as divisive and was among the first to consider that Thatcher should succeed Heath as leader. When in November malicious rumours that she was hoarding food were circulated, in an attempt to shipwreck her leadership bid, it was to Shelton that she said that they had destroyed Joseph, “but they will not destroy me”.
When the second ballot confirmed her victory, Shelton became her PPS. However, he stood down in the following November, preferring the freedom of the backbenches. To take the job, he had surrendered his role as Honorary Secretary, effectively the Parliamentary voice, of the Conservative National Advisory Committee on Education, but had continued to be a staunch advocate of parental choice and a supporter of experimenting with education vouchers.
Van Straubenzee has been named as one of those who was a member of the Westminster Paedophile Ring; his name was on Gov’t documents in connection with child abuse. Van S was a Bachelor.
Sir William van Straubenzee
|Member of Parliament
8 October 1959 – 15 May 1987
|Preceded by||Peter Remnant|
|Succeeded by||John Redwood|
|Member General Synod
of the Church of England
|Born||24 January 1924
London, England, UK
|Died||1 November 1999 (aged 75)
London, England, UK
|Alma mater||Westminster School|
|Occupation||Army Officer (1943-1949)
|Battles/wars||World War II|
In opposition from 1964, Van S served as Spokesman on Labour and Social Services, and then as an education spokesman where his views were heavily influenced by Sir Edward Boyle. Boyle was an academic who as Chairman of the UGC intended to close UCNW down, but the Gang saved their skin three years later in 1984 when Boyle had been replaced as Chairman by Peter Swinnerton-Dyer, a senior figure at Trinity College Cambridge, who was personally known to some academics at UCNW, including the AUT Rep, who’s father was a Top Doc in Gwynedd and who was facilitating the ring and knew Gang. Furthermore he’d been at Cambridge when Carlo was at Trinity and Carlo’s status as ‘AC/DC’ was openly discussed. So the bacon of UCNW was saved in return for my career being wrecked. Boyle by that time had become VC of Leeds University who thus knew much about Savile, as well as Gwynne, Dafydd and Carlo… See previous posts.
Van Straubenzee served in Grocer Heath’s Gov’t as junior Higher Education Minister for Education and Science from 1970 to 1972, under Secretary of State Thatch. Van S was promoted to Northern Ireland Minister from 1972 to 1974, where he fully engaged the Roman Catholic community and often angered the Ulster Unionist Party. After joining Heath’s Shadow Cabinet in March 1974 as shadow Education Secretary, Van S avowed support for comprehensive school education brought him into conflict with the man who held ‘spanking parties with little boys’ – as was discussed in the tea room at St George’s – Norman St John Stevas. The political fight was won by Thatcher and Stevas, who replaced him as Educational spokesperson, whilst Van Straubenzee was moved by Heath to become Shadow Defence Spokesperson. With his political career blunted, especially after Thatch replaced Heath as Leader in 1975 and sacked him from the Shadow Cabinet, van Straubenzee focused on his work with the Church of England and backbench efforts.
Van Straubenzee was a member of the House of Laity, 1965-70, and was elected to the General Synod of the Church of England in 1975 serving until 1985. He Chaired the Synod’s Dioceses Commission, 1978-86 and was appointed by Thatch to be the Second Church Estates Commissioner in 1979 (dealing with Anglican Church matters in the House of Commons), a post he held until he stood down in 1987.
Thatch made William Shelton a junior Minister at Education in 1981 and in the two years he spent in office he did much to further the equipment of primary schools with computers and brought forward proposals for the Certificate of PreVocational Education to be taken by less academic students at 17+.
Shelton had continued his career in advertising as chairman of Washer, Fox, Coughlin, established his own firm, Shelton Consultants, in 1983 and became a shareholder and director of Saracen Consultants in 1987. However, his fortunes went awry. In 1991 he was told that he had lost heavily in the Lloyd’s débâcle and he was also a victim of the property slump. Access to Justice, a company launched in 1995 to give free legal advice to the impecunious, was wound up two years later amidst charges of financial irregularity. Shelton was subsequently given a five-year ban on serving as a company director.
This obituary was written by John Barnes.
Grauniad published an obituary for Shelton:
In 1974-75 Sir William Shelton, who has died at 73 from Alzheimer’s disease, was Margaret Thatcher’s unofficial “chief whip” in her Conservative leadership campaign against Edward Heath. He then agreed to become one of her parliamentary private secretaries, but resigned after six months, having learned that bag-carrying for her was a full-time occupation.
Thus did Sir William gain a reputation, with his then fellow Conservative MP Airey Neave, as having been largely responsible for replacing Heath withThatcher. Yet he had been a mild Heath supporter until his monetarist views led to a parting of the ways in 1973.
Sir William was a competent advertising man who became a very able constituency MP, first for Clapham (1970-74) and then for Streatham(1974-92)
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in south London, with a special interest in education.He was a man of mature judgment, who suffered from the polarisation within his party – and opposed Thatcher’s poll tax.
The son of an army officer from Guernsey, he was born in Plymouth, and educated at Radley College, in Oxfordshire, until he was evacuated in 1940, to Tabor Academy in Marion, Massachusetts. He graduated from Worcester College, Oxford, and then briefly lectured in economics at the University of Texas.
From the age of 23, he was a professional adman, initially for Colman, Prentice and Varley, which then had the Conservative party account. Sent by the firm to Venezuela, he met and married Anne Warder, daughter of thepresident of Shell Oil there.
Previous posts have discussed how Shell effectively ran the London Hospital, largely as a result of the influence of Sir Henry Tizard, Churchill’s Scientific Advisor at the start of WW II. Tizard knew Gwynne and many of the Cwm Croesor crowd vis people like Lord Patrick Blackett. All three of Sir Henry’s sons were of the Gang, in particular Prof Sir Peter Tizard, a paediatrician who, after working at Hammersmith and Great Ormond Street, was appointed Prof of Paediatrics at Oxford University. William Asscher,
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who’s father worked for Shell, was rejected from every medical school place for which he applied, so Asscher’s dad had a word with Shell-connected people at the London Hospital and Asscher was in. See previous posts.
He then became managing director of CPV’s Colombian subsidiary. He was appointed CPV (International) director in 1964, managing director in 1967 and MD of Grosvenor Advertising in 1969. Further executive posts followed.
In 1964 he also became president of the Wandsworth Young Conservatives. He was elected to the Greater London Council for Wandsworth and in 1968 became the Inner London Education Authority Conservative chief whipduring the three-year period when the Tories dominated it. Then in 1970 – without playing the race card – he won Clapham against Labour’s West Indian-born Dr David (later Lord) Pitt.
By 1973 his ambivalence towards the EEC had turned into antipathy. And in a letter to the Daily Telegraph he denounced what he saw as the stoking up of inflation. It was Thatcher’s tight money policy which won her his backing.
Anxious to find a new role for comprehensive schools in big city areas, in 1981 he became under secretary for education. He introduced computer training into primary schools and strengthened vocational training for the over-17s, but was dropped by Thatcher in 1983.
Subsequently he seemed to lose his moderate pragmatic way. He lost his seat to Labour’s Keith Hill in 1992. His last decade was not a happy one, with losses at Lloyd’s, in the property slump, and the collapse of a free-legal-advice firm, which led to his being barred as a company director. He is survived by his wife and his adopted son and daughter.
Shelton was preceded as the Streatham MP by Duncan Sandys, du Cann’s friend and business partner. Sandys was a Director and then Chair of Lonrho, while du Cann was Director and Chair of Lonrhon, they swapped roles. Sandys’s first wife was Diana Churchill and Sandy’s Govt jobs were very obviously the result of nepotism. Diana and Sandys divorced in 1960. Sandys was in the thick of the Profumo Affair; Sandys was a friend and patient of Stephen Ward, but dropped Ward when the scandal broke.
Diana had several nervous breakdowns. In 1962, she began working with the Samaritans. On 20 Oct 1963, Diana died, at age 54, from an overdose of barbiturates. A coroner later concluded that the death was a suicide. Stephen Ward died from an overdose of barbiturates on 3 Aug 1963, during his trial. Stephen was found guilty in his absence, while he lay dying. Stephen’s death was concluded to be a suicide.
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In 1962, Sandys married Marie-Claire (née Schmitt), who had been previously married to Robert Hudson, 2nd Viscount Hudson. The marriage lasted until Sandys’ death on 26 Nov 1987. It has long been speculated that Duncan Sandys may have been the ‘headless man’ whose identity was concealed during the (then considered) scandalous divorce trial of Margaret, Duchess of Argyll, in 1963.
William Shelton was preceded as MP for Clapham by:
|Member of Parliament
15 October 1964 – 17 June 1970
|Prime Minister||Harold Wilson|
|Preceded by||Alan Glyn|
|Succeeded by||William Shelton|
|Died||1 March 1996 (aged 89)|
Margaret McKay (née McCarthy) was Labour MP for Clapham, 1964-70. Dafydd’s Gang were organising in Clapham when McKay was the constituency MP when John Tilley first arrived in south London making friends with Labour Cllrs in the various south London Councils.
Despite later assertions that McKay was born in 1911, she was in fact born on 22 January 1907 at Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire, a daughter of Joseph and Betsy Ann (Catlow) McCarthy. McKay’s family moved to New Bedford, Massachusetts in her youth, but then returned to England. McKay joined the Independent Labour Party’s Guild of Youth, then the Young Communist League, graduating to the Communist Party of Great Britain. McKay’s left the Communist Party in 1932, joining the Labour Party and became active in the Socialist League, a left-wing pressure group within the Party, serving as its General Secretary from 1936 until it was dissolved the following year. McKay also became General Secretary of the National Union of Domestic Workers, a national organiser for the TGWU and TUC Women’s Officer (1951–1962).
Lord Jack Jones, who was elected General Secretary of the TGWU in 1968, worked for the British security services and stood accused of being a KGB double agent. Jack Jones was friends with Richard Crossman, Gwynne and Dafydd’s mate Lady Juliet Bingley – wife of Sir Admiral Alec Bingley, NATO Commander – as well as with Dom Mintoff, the PM of Malta, who doubled up as a senior member of the Maltese Mafia. They were all involved with corrupt civic life, business deals directly linked to the trafficking ring run by Gwynne and Dafydd and gambling/Class A drug dealing that included Lady Juliet ‘building hospitals’ in Malta. Whatever they were up to, Harold Wilson knew about it because he was ensuring that Crossman’s jollies over to Malta to stay at Mintoff’s house – Lord Jack Jones enjoyed the hospitality of Mintoff as well – never became public.
After holding various trade union posts, at the 1964 General Election, McKay defeated the sitting Conservative MP Alan Glyn for Clapham, taking the seat with a majority of only 556. At the 1966 General Election McKay increased her majority to over 4,000 against the Conservative Ian Gow, but she stood down at the 1970 General Election. Ian Gow, a solicitor who served as Tory MP for Eastbourne, 28 February 1974-30 July 1990 and Thatch’s PPS, 4 May 1979-13 June 1983, was, like Airey, at the heart of much Gang activity who was assassinated ‘by Irish Republicans’ but more probably because of Gow’s involvement in organised abuse.
Gow was killed on 30 July 1990, by a bomb placed under his car, a la Airey Neave.
An extract from my post ‘The Bitterest Pill’:
Sir Peter Morrison was Minister of State for Energy, 11 June 1987-23 July 1990. On July 10 1990, Gwynedd Social Services took me to Court in Chester and attempted to have me imprisoned on numerous charges of breaching the High Court injunction that they had obtained against me in Feb 1990, on the basis of the perjury of two Gwynedd social workers, Keith Fearns and Jackie Brandt. [See ‘The Bitterest Pill.’] When I appeared at Chester Court, Fearns, Brandt and their social worker colleague Maggie Fookes, as well as their CPN colleague Bob Ingham, perjured themselves to such an extent that something like 13 or 14 charges against me were thrown out. The Presiding judge, Justice John Roch – he later became Lord Justice Roch – helpfully asked if they would like more time to rewrite their statements, presumably in order to get their stories straight. Their barrister politely turned down the request, but why I have no idea. My post ‘Some Big Legal Names Enter The Arena’ provides details of: the perjury; the forged documents, which included a forged letter from a Top Doc, Carl Littlejohns, who had previously been employed at the North Wales Hospital Denbigh; the collusion of the Welsh Office with Ron Evans, the bent lawyer employed by Gwynedd County Council; and the change of judge and Court of which my barrister Suzanne Evans was not told, she was sent to the wrong Court and arrived late and stressed for my case.
Suzanne Evans knew that there had obviously been an attempt to rig the trial; she was a young, unknown barrister and after it became clear that industrial scale perjury had been exposed, Roch became very angry with her, rather than the perjurers. He shouted at Suzanne and she was clearly intimidated; as was I, I realised that we were dealing with a madman who was ignoring the obvious lies of four witnesses. Suzanne Evans however has gone on to forge a nice career for herself in the Family Courts having rolled over for a gang of paedophiles (see previous posts), so it was clearly worth it.
On 23 July 1990, Peter Morrison was appointed as PPS to Thatch. On 24 July 1990, administrators at Clwyd Health Authority contacted Andrew Park (the crooked Welsh Office lawyer) claiming that I had rung a Kay Hemsley at the North Wales Hospital and threatened an Angel. No-one could produce evidence that I had done this or that if such a call had been received it was me who had made it, so Park wrote to Clwyd Health Authority requesting that next time could Hemsley remember to explain how she knew that it was me calling. Kay followed orders, within a short while she had given a written account of another call supposedly from me and explained that she knew that it was me because she had spoken to me before and recognised my voice. Park had been busy anyway, informing Gwynedd and Clwyd Health Authorities that he wanted as much information as possible, to build up a complete ‘dossier’ against me. The perjury and forging of documents continued apace. See ‘Some Big Legal Names Enter The Arena’.
Six days later Ian Gow was killed.
After Mary Wynch finally got out of Denbigh, because the hassle and intimidation from the Gang didn’t cease, Mary went into hiding, specifically at Eastbourne. I went to Eastbourne and spent the day with Mary not long before Ian Gow was killed. I don’t know the exact day on which I met Mary, but the Gang will have known because I was being trailed everywhere by the security services. Not long after I met Mary, Dafydd asked me all casual-like if I’d ever met Mary… I met Mary after I read a sympathetic article about her in either ‘The Guardian’ or the Indie. Because Mary was in hiding, the newspaper offered to pass a letter onto Mary if I wrote to her and then Mary could decide whether to reply. Mary did reply, we spent the day in Eastbourne – I didn’t go to Mary’s house because the address was kept secret – and as we chatted, exchanged info and Mary showed me her documents, we got hassled by a small number of weird people, one being a very camp tramp who told us that we were pissing him off so much that he could understand why ‘people murder women’. I suspect that these odd unsavoury people were presents from the security services.
I must have met Mary sometime in 1989. After I began working at St George’s in May 1989, within a few weeks the dreadful Nita Mitchell-Heggs, the Occupational Physician who’s job was to protect criminals and get rid of whistleblowers, demanded that I be interviewed by her. Mitchell-Heggs was part of the conspiracy, she’d previously worked as a psychiatrist and knew Gwynne and Dafydd. I remember reminding M-H that Mary had won her case against Dafydd et al and had received extensive media coverage. Mitchell-Heggs felt able to ask if I believed that Mary ‘is a sane lady’. I told Nita that I had met Mary and she seemed quite sane to me…
After I blogged previously about Ian Gow, I was told that he was killed because of something to do with Mary, me and our meeting.
Ian Gow was not well-liked, he was described as being pompous and bellicose. Gow was born at 3 Upper Harley Street, London, the son of Alexander Edward Gow, a Top Doc at Bart’s, who died in 1952.
Alexander Edward Gow
b.9 March 1884 d.19 September 1952
Alexander Gow went to King Edward VI School, Stratford-on-Avon, when a boy and was a medical student at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital. He held a number of junior appointments there and at the Great Northern Central Hospital (the Royal Northern Hospital) after qualifying in 1908, and was an assistant physician at the Queen’s Hospital, Hackney Road, when war broke out in 1914. He then joined the Navy as a surgeon-lieutenant and served through the Gallipoli campaign with the Naval Brigade and afterwards at Haslar. After the War he resumed his registrarship at St. Bartholomew’s and in 1919 was appointed first assistant in its medical clinic. He was elected to the staff as assistant physician in 1921 and promoted to full physician in 1930; after retiring, he became, in 1946, emeritus physician and, in 1951, consulting physician. Gow also held the appointment of Physician-in-Ordinary to the Duke of Kent from 1935 until the Duke’s death in 1942 and then that of Honorary Physician to the Household of the Duchess of Kent. He wrote, in conjunction with Lord Horder, with whom he was much associated, a book of high repute, The Essentials of Medical Diagnosis (1928). Gow was an authority on lymphadenoma but was distinguished chiefly as a clinician and as a teacher. He married in 1929 Helen Gordon Rannie and had two sons and a daughter.
Munk’s Roll Lives of the Fellows online also supplies a brief biography of another Gow who could have been a relative of Alexander Gow:
William John Gow
b.1863 d.19 June 1933
William Gow, second son of Rev. John Gow, was educated at Owens College, Manchester, and St. Bartholomew’s Hospital. He qualified in 1885, being Kirkes gold medallist and Brackenbury medical scholar of that year. He remained on the junior staff of St. Bartholomew’s till 1892 when he was appointed physician-accoucheur to outpatients at St. Mary’s, where he became consulting obstetric surgeon twenty-one years later. Gow also held an early appointment at the Metropolitan Hospital and was elected to the staffs of Queen Charlotte’s and the Royal Waterloo Hospitals, which both eventually appointed him to consulting rank. Although contemplating retirement when hostilities broke out in 1914, he volunteered his services. The ill effects of immersion in the water after the torpedoing of his ship, however, necessitated his complete retirement before the end of the War. Gow was a man of striking personality, a fine sportsman and keen horseman. He died while riding on Exmoor.
These two Ancient Gows were at Bart’s when Lord Snowdon’s grandfather Robert Armstrong-Jones was at Bart’s. Robert A-J grew up and went to school in north Wales, studied at UCNW, then Trained as a Top Doc at Bart’s, remained at Bart’s teaching and working as a Top Doc, before becoming a well-known psychiatrist, the Superintendent of Colney Hatch Asylum, that later became known as Friern Barnett. When I worked at St George’s, I shared a flat with a student psych Angel Hilda King, who I now know was working undercover. Hilda knew about Denbigh and we discussed it in detail. She also told me that Springfield Hospital had a dreadful reputation and that good nurses wouldn’t work there. Then Hilda reported abuse – a violent assault on a patient by a member of staff – in the GP-led community unit in which she was completing a placement. Hilda’s tutors refused to act on Hilda’s whistleblowing, they admitted that the assault that Hilda had reported had taken place but simply moved Hilda to another placement. The abusive nursing assistant remained in post. Hilda tried to go over the heads of her nursing tutors and discovered that because it was a GP run unit, there was no clear lines of responsibility and because the GPs refused to act, as did the nursing tutors, there was no-one for Hilda to refer the matter onto. The nursing assistant who had assaulted the old lady couldn’t be struck off because she wasn’t on any register, being unqualified.
Lord Snowdon’s father barrister Ronald A-J of Inner Temple was a governor of Bart’s.
Dafydd Wigley knew Ian Gow when they were either at school or at Manchester University together.
After Ian Gow’s murder, the Eastbourne seat was won by Lib Dem David Bellotti on 10 Oct 1990. By Oct 1990, there had been a whole series of High Court cases against me, the Gang perjuring themselves in each case – and being exposed as having committed perjury – in repeated attempts to have me imprisoned. See eg. ‘The Bitterest Pill’. The Top Docs and discontented Tories brought Thatch down in Nov 1990.
Bellotti took a great interest in Mary’s plight and tabled an Early Day Motion in the Commons in support of Mary on 19 March 1991: ‘This House urges an immediate review by the Home Secretary of the gross injustices suffered by Miss Mary Winch, now resident in Eastbourne, and recorded in the BBC Two programme ‘Taking Liberties’ on Tuesday 5 March’. Six MPs signed this Motion: Alan Beith (Liberal Democrat, Berwick-Upon-Tweed), Malcolm Bruce (Liberal Democrat, Gordon), Ronnie Fearn (Liberal Democrat, Southport), Geraint Howells (Liberal Democrat, Ceredigion and Pembroke North), Matthew Taylor (Liberal Democrat, Truro and St Austell) and Dafydd Wigley (Plaid Cymru, Caernarfon).
In Feb/March 1991, the Drs Francis took me to the High Court on the basis of the perjury once more. In April 1991, they took me to the Royal Courts of Justice in The Strand, again having perjured themselves. My solicitor was ‘unavailable’ for the case and I did not have a barrister. St Helena was in a neighbouring Court representing Sara Thornton at Sara’s first appeal, a test case re Wimmin and Domestic Abuse. See ‘The Price Is Right’. St Helena lost the appeal, but St Helena’s colleague Michael Mansfield won Sara’s appeal in the latter part of 1996… I wrote to MM about the abuses of Gwynedd Social Services towards the end of 1993; I received a one line reply from MM.
On 31 March 1993, Alex Carlile asked the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor’s Dept, to order a full investigation into Mary’s case and asked when there was going to be a reply to letters concerning Mary’s case dated June 1991, August 1991, September 1991, October 1991 and May 1992.
Compare the dates of these letters with events happening to me at the hands of the Gang as detailed in eg. ‘The Price Is Right’. It’s a perfect fit re the Gang failing to succeed in having me imprisoned, so pretending the peace had broken out, only to launch another Cunning Plan…
By 31 March 1993, I’m fairly sure that Jackie Brandt, Gwynedd social worker, had lied to the police about F and me screaming and yelling abuse at her in Safeways in Bangor; or she did within a few days of 31 March 1993. We were not told that Brandt had made the police statement until some two/three weeks afterwards, when we were suddenly interviewed and charged. I can’t remember exactly when we were charged but we had our first appearance at Bangor Magistrates Court and pleaded not guilty I think in April 1993. Our trial was in July 1993. As far as I can work out, the police held back from charging F and I until Thomas Tyrell-Kenyon had died; the police could judge roughly when that would happen, Thomas died from AIDS during the earlier months of 1993. His dad Lord Kenyon died not long after Thomas, on 16 May 1993.
John M. Taylor replied to Carlile that Mary had taken legal action against the Public Trustee which had not yet concluded and he wouldn’t comment because proceedings were before the Courts. Hansard, 27 April 1995 recorded that Alex Carlile asked the Parliamentary Secretary Lord Chancellor’s Department if he would make a statement on the actions of the Public Trustee in relation to legal proceedings brought by Miss Phoebe Winch (once more Mary Agnes Wynch’s name was misrecorded). John M. Taylor replied that he was unable to comment on individual cases where legal proceedings have been brought against the Public Trustee, who was also Chief Exec of the Public Trust Office. Taylor commented that she was also ‘an independent statutory office holder’ and ‘decisions that she takes in exercise of her statutory functions are those of her office and are not taken on behalf of Government’. Taylor adds that as the question concerns a specific case, he had asked the Chief Exec to reply direct. There follows the text of a letter from Julia Lomas to Alex Carlile, 25 April 1995. The mistake with Mary’s name is acknowledged and corrected and Lomas goes on to state that in 1982 Mary brought proceedings against the Public Trustee in relation to the administration of the estate of her dead mother, Violet Wynch. The proceedings were defended. The case was ‘complicated’ and the hearing was ‘anticipated to be lengthy and expensive’ and therefore in 1994 a payment of £15,000 into Court to settle the matter was authorised. Mary accepted this payment, which was made with no admission of liability on the point of the Public Trustee. ‘The Public Trustee has always been confident that had the case been fought the Public Trustee would have won, albeit at a disproportionate cost to public funds. The payment into Court was and remains regarded by me payment to save public funds rather than any admission as to the merits of Miss Winch’s case’.
Mary by then well into her 60s and penniless, who had been cheated out of her inheritance and property by Dafydd and the ring of solicitors who were supposedly working on behalf of Mary but all worked in collaboration with Dafydd was given a derisory final compensation settlement after demonstrating that all of her allegations about the Gang were indeed true. After Howard had ruined Mary, she was never mentioned in Parliament or indeed in the media again. Every MP who signed the EDM subsequently received a peerage. Except for David Bellotti, who lost his seat in the General Election of April 1992 and never returned to the Commons…
By April 1995, F and I had repeatedly raised concerns about Dafydd sexually abusing patients, in writing, verbally, to the Mental Health Act Commission and to the Gwynedd Community Health Trust. Their response had been to declare us Dangerous, ban us from the Hergest Unit and begin forging documents and planting evidence in pursuit of a Cunning Plan to declare me in particular to be so Dangerous that I should be sent to a high security psych hospital. In the spring of 1995, Hefin Davies, Chairman of the Trust, was consulting Welsh Office lawyers and Tony Lane, the Trust’s lawyer based in Caernarfon and asked them frankly if there was anything at all for which I could be prosecuted. See eg. ‘The Price Is Right’.
While in Parliament, Margaret McKay became a supporter of Arab interests, creating a mock Palestinian refugee camp in Parliament Square and wearing Arab robes during debates. Jordan issued a postage stamp in McKay’s honour. After retiring from politics, McKay moved to Abu Dhabi. She became a friend of the then President, Sheikh Zayed, and died there on 1 March 1996. Margaret McKay is buried at Sas Al Nakhl cemetery.
McKay’s obituary (written by Tam Dalyell) for the Indie on
However, Kitson adds that though she was a thorn in so many people’s sides she was always prepared to be of help to those who needed it and his memories of her are good. She had been for a decade the women’s officer of the TUC and was no great respector of persons in authority. When I said to her, “Margaret, you’re an MP for the constituency of the underdog”, she replied a trifle tartly: “And, Tam, the under-bitch!” I knew I had been rebuked.
To understand Margaret McKay’s behaviour, it is more than usually necessary to reflect on her life before she became MP for Clapham at the age of 54. In her moving autobiography Generation in Revolt (1953, written under her maiden name Margaret McCarthy), she begins Chapter 1: “My mother was a rebel. She married a foreigner – an Irishman, and a Catholic, and she became a socialist!” The flagrant defiance of these steps, the utter flouting of the traditions of her family, can only be understood against the background of the life of the Lancashire moors. “My mother’s father was Catlow. The Catlow family reaches back to the days of the Norman lords of Oswaldtwistle. As far back as the 13th century records reveal the existence of the Catlows of Oswaldtwistle. Pete son of Richard de Catlow was there in 1305.”
McKay outlines how the family were landowners; how the old families had been accustomed for untold generations to live in close units on their ancient holdings, watching their flocks. Her mother was the first known member of the Catlow family in all the centuries to break out of the old tradition and marry outside the family circle. Worse still, she married one of the despised and feckless Irish families who had come to Lancashire to seek work in the cotton mills. Margaret’s father died when she was four and, the eldest of three children, she was brought up by her struggling mother. Politics, she writes, ‘ran in our bloodstream from my grandfather through my mother and on to her children, likewise from my paternal grandfather, a Sinn Feiner, through his son, an Irish home ruler, and so to us, to be merged into a potent mixture which was eventually to drive us “politics mad”, impel us into strange places among alien people and in my case to bring me political disillusionment and despair which forced me into the necessity and effort of building for myself a new philosophy. This was to be at variance with the traditional Methodism of my mother’s family, the careless Catholicism of my father and even, in the end, antagonistic to the materialist conception of history in which I became steeped in the days of my youth’.
On 29 October 1927 the delegations both youth and adult met on Tower Hill, London, where a farewell demonstration was held and the veteran Labour leader Tom Mann came down and boarded the Russian vessel Soviet which was moored at Free Trade Wharf “to carry us all away, and there kissed us a hilarious, beery God speed. At three o’clock next morning we sailed off to a Socialist new world, a load of gay enthusiasts. Will Lawther, then a young, laughing , handsome man, was the leader of the adult delegation.” McKay grew up with the future trade union leaders; Will Lawther who, as the boss of the Durham miners, achieved fame by telling delegates of the Labour Party conference to shut their gob was later Sir Will Lawther, one of the all- powerful knights of the TUC.
McKay was captivated by Russia at that time. The delegation was housed magnificently in one of the grand Leningrad hotels with enormous rooms, the inevitable stuffed bears and potted palms, and whisked off on the first evening to see the ballet The Snow Maiden. For McKay it was as if she had been conveyed straight into fairyland. She met Krupskaya, Lenin’s widow, Madame Sun Yat-Sen and Russians such as Rykov and Bukharin and the youth leaders Chaplin and Shatsky.
As a Member of Parliament in her fifties looking backwards to the 1920s and considering the social conditions of the times and the circumstances of her own life she did not see in all honesty what else she could have done other than rebel:
‘I did not want to be a rebel. I was a normal, life-loving young teenager, interested in fun, dancing, boys and art. I just wanted to live with all my being and to the full extent of my capacities but this was denied me. Therefore, in sympathy with the spirit of those years I was possessed by a frenzy for change; and since a change, any change, could hardly be for the worse, it must inevitably be for the better. The Communist Party embodied and symbolised that great change, appeared as the instrument of it, pointed the way, even led us to audit, teaching us how, by revolutionising the economic pattern of society, we could solve the remainder of our problems and cure all the ills to which humanity, and particularly the workers, were subjected’.
It would be a wrong impression to suppose that McKay was all about exotic foreign causes. In 1929 with the build of a bantamweight boxer she had been one of the leaders of the Bradford hunger march of the textile workers to London. In the Second World War she organised the Civil Service Clerical Association in Lancashire, vigorously persuading workers to do as much to win the war as she possibly could.
In 1951 she was appointed chief woman officer of the TUC, and her 1954 book Women in Trade Union History recalls how she and her friends used every device and ruse to approach Margaret Bondfield and Jennie Lee during the time of the 1929-31 Labour government.
When she was elected MP for Clapham she pursued mainstream issues. Her maiden speech was made at 2.30am on 27 November 1964 in an adjournment debate on occupational hygiene service: ‘I will do my best to prove to the House that a new member can take a hard day’s night in the same spirit as any of the older members. I wish to draw to the notice of the House what lies behind the fact that 20 million working days are lost by workers suffering accidents and scheduled industrial diseases and that the position is not improving but is deteriorating’.
Ernest Thornton, Parliamentary Secretary at the Ministry of Labour, praised her for a “truly remarkable maiden speech”. A defining moment came when she was chosen as a member of the UN Commission on the Status of Women at their conference in Tehran in 1965. From then on she devoted herself to Arab causes. I asked her whether as a gentile I could inquire as to whether she was anti-Semitic. McKay was furious, perhaps understandably. She was not anti-Semitic, she was anti-Zionist, and that was a very different matter.
She had been elected for Clapham in 1964, defeating Dr Alan Glyn, later MP for Windsor, by 556 votes and winning against the late Ian Gow in 1966 by 4,176. However, by 1968, the Clapham press was referring to her as “the woman on the Abu Dhabi omnibus”. MPs who “take up causes” have to be assiduous in looking after their own constituencies and McKay was not. She was not re-selected for the 1970 general election, when Bill Shelton defeated the Labour candidate, the late Lord Pitt. She then went to live the next quarter-century of her life in Abu Dhabi, where Sheikh Zayed was kind and hospitable to her. Alex Kitson and I and her many friends prefer to remember her when she was a great force on the Left in the 1950s and early 1960s.
I hope New Labour has room for latterday Margaret McKays.
Tam Dalyell, who was a officer in the British security services, as I suspect was Margaret McKay, wrote this hagiography.
Margaret McKay (nee McCarthy): born Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire January 1911; chief woman officer, TUC 1951-62; MP (Labour) for Clapham 1964-70; married (one daughter); died Abu Dhabi 1 March 1996
| Keith Hill who succeeded William Shelton as MP for Streatham in 1992:Trevor Keith Hill (born 28 July 1943, Leicester) served in a variety of Gov’t roles as a Whip and a junior Minister. Hill was Labour MP for Streatham, from the 1992 General Election until he stood down in 2010.
Hill was educated at City Boys’ Grammar School in Leicester, from where he won a scholarship to Corpus Christi College, Oxford. He completed a Diploma in Education at University College of Wales, Aberystwyth. Hill was then a politics lecturer, firstly in the University of Leicester and at the University of Strathclyde from 1969–1973, both universities run by senior Gang associates. Hill worked as a research officer for the Labour Party’s International Department from 1974–1976 before becoming a political officer for the National Union of Railwaymen, subsequently amalgamated into the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT). In the 1979 General Election Hill stood unsuccessfully as Labour candidate in Blaby.
In the 1992 General Election, Hill outperformed Labour’s national performance by being the first Labour MP elected for the Streatham constituency. Hill defeated the incumbent Tory MP Sir William Shelton by a convincing margin. This partly reflected changing demographics in the constituency, which includes a large swathe of Brixton.
Following Keith Hill’s election as an MP, he served on the Select Committee for Transport, 1992-97. His first Gov’t appointment was as PPS to Hilary Armstrong in 1997. Baroness Hilary, a member of Miranda’s inner circle, inherited her County Durham seat from her dad Ernest Armstrong. Ernest concealed the big ring in the North East that worked in partnership with Dafydd and Gwynne, both in Ernest’s capacity as a Sunderland Borough Councillor – Ernest, a former Headmaster in a Leeds school was Chair of the Sunderland Education Committee – and as an MP. When Ernest was doing that, two of the abusers in Axwell Park Approved School in Gateshead whom Ernest protected were Matt Arnold and Peter Howarth, who in 1973 relocated to Bryn Estyn and were the chief architects on the ground re expanding the shagfest at Bryn Estyn.
Hill became an Assistant Government Whip from 1998 to 1999, while Ronnie Waterhouse wrote the first draft of his Report.
Keith Hill’s Ministerial career started when he was appointed as Parliamentary Under Secretary for Transport (as well as Minister for London) at the then Dept of Environment, Transport and the Regions (DETR) in 1999. During his time at DETR, Hill was responsible for local transport and transport in London. Prezza was something to do with the DETR. Prezza originated in north Wales and was a student at Ruskin College, Oxford, while Matt Arnold was a tutor there and Peter Howarth was Arnold’s tutor. Prezza was President of the Ruskin Students Union, he won’t have missed Arnold and Howarth’s presence. The bladder on a stick subsequently won the nomination as the Labour candidate for the safe seat of Hull, which Prezza represented for decades, although Prezza can’t string a coherent sentence together and didn’t have much credibility re Hull. But Prezza knew about the Yorkshire/North East/Wales ring and Hull was on the location of that ring.
As Minister for London, Keith Hill was closely involved in preparing the way for London mayoral elections.
In the Ministerial appointments following the 2001 election, Keith Hill moved to the position of Deputy Chief Whip. In a 13 June 2003 reshuffle, Hill was promoted to Minister of State rank and joined the Privy Council. He served as Minister for Housing and Planning at the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister until the 2005 General Election. During this period Hill had lead responsibility for housing, planning, the Thames Gateway, urban policy and liveability issues and was Minister for London and the Dome. In the reshuffle following the 2005 General Election, Keith Hill was appointed PPS to the PM Miranda. He returned to the backbenches when Gordon became PM in June 2007.
Since leaving Parliament, Keith Hill has become the Chair of Lambeth Living, an ALMO (arm’s length management organisation) which administers most of Lambeth Council’s social housing stock.
In 2012 Keith Hill was appointed as the independent regulator for the Association of Residential Managing Agents (ARMA) new self-regulatory regime. ARMA is a trade association for firms that manage private residential leasehold blocks of flats in England & Wales and Hill’s appointment marks the first time that managing agents have been subject to independent regulation.
Keith Hill was confirmed by Hammersmith & Fulham Council in February 2015 as Chair of the Residents’ Commission on Council Housing.
Now married, Hill once shared a flat with actor/comedian Eddie Izzard. Eddie was a neighbour to Madam Cyn’s brothel…