My post ‘The Bitterest Pill’ discusses how the DHSS, when Richard Crossman was Harold Wilson’s Secretary of State, Nov 1968-June 1970, was run on the lines of the 1970s daytime TV show ‘Houseparty’ in so far as during Gov’t meetings, a whole variety of people turned up on the grounds that they were mates with one of Crossman’s inner circle. Crossman welcomed them all, he didn’t need prior warning, people would arrive as a mate of someone and they’d be party to Ministerial discussions and often Ministerial documents. Crossman’s DHSS was a stronghold of the Westminster Paedophile Ring, most of whom were mates of Dafydd’s. LSE Professors Richard Titmuss and Brian Abel-Smith were very influential in the Labour Gov’ts of the 1960s and 70s and it was their pals and colleagues who were finding opportunities with the DHSS where there was plenty of money sloshing about to commission researchers, although at the same time there was much discussion on the part of Crossman et al of not giving social security to Scroungers.
On 11 July 1968, as Crossman prepared for his forthcoming role as Secretary of State presiding over the newly merged Ministries of Health and Social Security into the one huge DHSS, Richard Crossman recorded in his diary that Professor Jerry Morris, a ‘friend’ of Richard Titmuss, turned up with Titmuss to a meeting of Crossman’s pensions committee. At the time Dafydd’s mate Sir Kenneth Robinson was still Minister of Health.
Jeremiah Noah “Jerry” Morris (6 May 1910 – 28 October 2009) was a Scottish epidemiologist who is famous for establishing the importance of physical activity in preventing cardiovascular disease.
Morris was born on 6 May 1910 in Liverpool. His Jewish family had emigrated to escape pograms in Poland. Arriving by boat in Liverpool, the family adopted the surname of the ship’s captain. His family moved to Glasgow, where Jerry was brought up in poverty. His childhood experiences of Glasgow’s slums informed his later work and led to his membership of the Labour Party, which he joined at age 16 and only left in his 90s in disgust at the second Gulf War. Morris was famously interviewed by Max Blythe in 1986 and during the interview, Morris notes that he once had rickets and signs of the disease were evident into adulthood, stating that rickets ‘were a sign of poor people’.
Jerry Morris was an early proponent of acting upon what are now recognised as the social determinants of health. Morris worked with and was a close friend of Richard Titmuss and he was also associated with Brian Abel-Smith. Through these associations, Jerry Morris influenced health policy development under the UK’s Labour Gov’ts of the 1960s. Morris was a member of numerous health advisory bodies, from the first Royal College of Physicians Committee on smoking and air pollution in the 1950s to the Black Committee on inequalities in health in 1979. Morris’s final published work was on the minimum income required for healthy living. He played a key role in forming the Faculty of Community Medicine (now the Faculty of Public Health) of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK.
At the Olympic Games in 1996 Jerry Morris was honoured with an Olympic Gold medal ‘in recognition of excellence in the science of sport and exercise and pioneering studies into how exercise reduces the rate of heart disease’.
The 1996 Atlanta Olympics were held from July 19 to August 4. The Jillings Report into the abuse of children in the care of Clwyd County Council since 1974 had just been completed but on the advice of Michael Beloff QC, the legal adviser to Municipal Mutual the Council’s insurers, the Report was made available to no-one but lawyers and insurers, not even the Councillors and was then pulped. All anyone knew was that the Jillings Report had stated that the abuse of kids in the care of Clwyd had been severe and completely inexcusable. The Jillings team suggested that organised abuse had existed in north Wales since at least the 1940s. See post ‘It’s A Piece Of Cake…’
Weeks after the Jillings Report was completed, Clwyd County Council disappeared in a local authority reorganisation. At the same time, Secretary of State for Wales William Hague announced that Sir Ronnie Waterhouse had been appointed to Chair a Public Inquiry into the North Wales Child Abuse Scandal.
Back at the ranch at the Hergest Unit, Dafydd’s gang had embarked upon yet another plan to have me transferred to a high security hospital on the grounds of my dangerousness. As ever the plan was highly co-ordinated and involved members of the gang constantly making complaints to each other and the police about me, culminating in the arrest and charging of Patient F and myself on the grounds of the perjury of Bridget Lloyd, a CPN who was a member of the Arfon Community Mental Health Team. We were subsequently acquitted but were told in no uncertain terms by Gwynedd Community Trust that we would not receive an apology and furthermore I would remain under the ‘care’ of a forensic psychiatry team, what with me being so dangerous. See previous posts.
There was also chaos at UCNW, which had resulted from the gang launching an all-out attack on Graham Day, a senior sociologist, as a response to the paedophiles in distress flare that had been sent up. ‘The Guardian’ assisted by publishing an article accusing Graham of racism when he made academic appointments. See eg. post ‘Badlands’. Dr Nerys Jones, who later married Merfyn Jones who in 2004 was appointed VC of Bangor University, was caught in the cross-fire. Nerys and Merfyn were never forgiven and they both came under serious attack by the gang again when Merfyn became VC. Nerys died in the ‘care’ of Dafydd’s colleagues at the Walton Centre and a campaign to drive Merfyn out of public life began, with the backing of Miranda’s Gov’t. See eg. posts ‘Lest We Forget’ and ‘The Point Is To Change It’. Nerys and Merfyn knew about Dafydd and the gang, having both grown up in Gwynedd. Nerys had been a student at the LSE in the 1960s when Titmuss and Abel-Smith reigned over that institution. Nerys married Orlando Patterson, who was doing his PhD at the LSE and is now a Prof at Harvard, loved by black elites who were roped in to provide helpful PR for Dafydd’s wider network when Miranda and then Gordon declared war on Merfyn. War had initially been declared because Merfyn gave me a place to do a Phd and then let me remain as a post-doc, after his friend, a junior Minister in Miranda’s Gov’t, had cleared my name when the paedophile gang had tried to have me struck off the teaching register. It was more than the gang could bear.
Miranda: Ex-Prime Ministers aren’t often asked this, it is what Top Docs ask people like Dafydd when they have fucked up big-time, but in the light of me now writing this blog, ‘Is there anything in this case which you would have done differently?’
So as was so often the case, in the summer of 1996, at a time when Dafydd et al were the subject of a major scandal and under scrutiny, one of the high profile members of their wider network Won A Gold.
On 9th May 1986, Jerry Morris was interviewed by Max Blythe at Oxford Poly (now Oxford Brookes University) as part of Blythe’s video-recorded interviews with leading clinicians and medical scientists. Blythe’s interview sheds much light on the reality with regard to the giant of medicine that was Jerry Morris.
Morris told Blythe that he attended Hutcheson’s Boys Grammar School. When Morris told his father that he wanted to do medicine, his father, a Hebrew scholar, remarked that doctors were uneducated (a view commonly held by gentlemen at the time), so Morris enrolled for an MA at Glasgow University in ‘general education’, which combined arts/classics with pre-clinical medical sciences.
Morris explained that he was politically active from a very young age, at first too young to be allowed to join the Labour Party, because of the influence of the ILP in the area in which he grew up.
The ILP was formed in 1893 by Keir Hardie and others. Keir Hardie grew up in Glasgow, although he served as the MP for West Ham South, 1882-85 and Merthyr Tydfil, 1900-15. Hardie was Leader of the Labour Party, 1906-08. The ILP remained a huge force on Clydeside and of course Hardie had been the Secretary of the Ayrshire Miners Union and led industrial action. Hardie is seen as a key figure in the history of the Labour Party. Lord K.O. Morgan has called him “Labour’s greatest pioneer and its greatest hero”. Lord Ken and his late wife Jane knew about Dafydd’s gang and remained silent. Lord Ken served as VC of Aberystwyth University when the institution was a haven for people colluding with and concealing the gang’s criminality and Jane was a criminologist who grew up in Wrexham, did her PhD at Leicester University when that institution was run and staffed by people concealing the activities of Greville Janner and Frank Beck and worked at Oxford University as a criminologist when Oxford University was colluding with organised abuse. Jane Morgan’s speciality was child victims of crime. See eg. ‘A Bit More Paleontology’.
In 1908, Keir Hardie resigned as leader of the Labour Party. Hardie spent the rest of his life campaigning for votes for women and developing a closer relationship with Sylvia Pankhurst. Hardie’s secretary Margaret Symons Travers was the first woman to speak in the Houses of Parliament when she tricked her way in on 13 October 1908. On 2 December 2006, a memorial bust of Keir Hardie was unveiled by Cynon Valley Labour MP Ann Clwyd outside council offices in Aberdare, in his former constituency. The ceremony marked a centenary since the Party’s birth.
Ann Clwyd was born in Denbighshire and grew up in Flintshire. She studied at UCNW when it was under the management of the paedophile gang. Ann was a student teacher at Hope School in Flintshire, before training as a journo. She worked for BBC Wales as a studio manager and then became Welsh correspondent for ‘The Guardian’ and ‘The Observer’ newspapers, 1964–79. Dafydd illegally imprisoned Mary Wynch in 1979. Ann was Vice-Chair of the Arts Council of Wales, 1975–79. She is a member of the NUJ and TGWU.
Clwyd was persuaded to stand for Parliament by Huw T. Edwards, the dad of BBC newsreader Huw Edwards, who felt that there should be more women in Parliament. Ann was the unsuccessful Labour candidate in Denbigh in 1970. Ann was selected as the Labour candidate for Denbigh when Crossman and Dafydd’s mates who were facilitating the Westminster Paedophile Ring were running the DHSS.
I have discussed Ann’s silence with regard to the hundreds of women who were banged up in the North Wales Hospital Denbigh because they had a pregnancy inconvenient to someone else or had dared complain about being assaulted or abused in previous posts. The financial, physical and sexual abuse of patients in Denbigh was rampant. Female patients in particular were lobotomised if they crossed the path of Dafydd and Gwynne the lobotomist. The babies of the women who were imprisoned in Denbigh disappeared and no-one has been able to explain where they went.
It wasn’t only women who were abused in Denbigh. The institution acted as a prison for anyone who had spilt the pints of the paedophile gang, including male victims of the gang. Ironically the North Wales Hospital also offered ‘aversion therapy’ for homosexuality long after homosexuality had been decriminalised. One of those instrumental in decriminalising homosexuality was Leo Abse. Who was part of the Westminster Paedophile Ring. Abse’s two Top Doc brothers Wilfred and Dannie were facilitating the ring and both knew Dafydd et al. See post ‘O Jones, O Jones’.
Ann who ran for Parliament on the Women’s Ticket was clearly not the only person who was very confused.
Ann Clwyd did finally speak out about the boys who were abused by the ring that Dafydd rang, but she didn’t do that until the mid-1990s, when the VIP paedophile ring which had allegedly been operating in north Wales/Cheshire and had been covered up at the highest levels of Gov’t was being discussed widely in the media and there were demands for a Public Inquiry.
Ann’s husband Owen Roberts was another TV journo who grew up in Newborough, Anglesey and ended up as an executive for S4C. Owen’s dad was Headmaster of the village school at Newborough. Anglesey was known to have been the site of organised abuse stretching back decades, with professional people colluding with the abuse. In the early 1960s, Dafydd and a minion carried out research into ‘incest on Anglesey’ and found a great deal of it. Dafydd himself lives on Anglesey and has done for many years. Lucille Hughes was Children’s Officer on Anglesey, 1966-1969. Professor Tim Miles of the Dept of Psychology at UCNW and a pioneer in dyslexia conducted his early research among what would now be called special needs kids on Anglesey. SEN kids in particular were targeted by the gang.
Ann Clwyd was a member of the Royal Commission on the NHS, 1976–79. During those years Dafydd’s mate Lord David Ennals was Secretary of State for the DHSS. Ennals was one of those who was colluding with the Westminster Paedophile Ring, but whether he was actually abusing targets himself I’m not sure. Ennals was where the action was constantly; in the Home Office, in the DHSS, in senior roles in MIND, in the UNA, wherever Dafydd was, so was Ennals. At the DHSS, Ennals was there with Crossman, Abel-Smith, Titmuss, Barbara Castle and Jack Straw. Jack Straw’s wife is a civil servant who eventually became a mandarin in the Dept of Health. See eg. ‘Last Man Standing’. The Royal Commission on the NHS was supposedly the Labour Party’s way at dealing with the excesses of the Top Doctors; not only did it not deal with the excesses of the Top Doctors, but Barbara Castle, who had made much of setting it up when she was Secretary of State for the DHSS immediately before Ennals – she was helped in that by her Minister for Health Dr Death – knew that by the time the Commission had completed its job, there would be a new Gov’t and it would not be a Labour one. Thus did Brave Battling Babs claim to have tried to get rid of pay beds in the NHS and the many other scams but Thatch came along and undid all Babs’s good work…
When Ann Clwyd was chosen for a Private Member’s Bill via a ballot, she was pressurised by hundreds of pressure groups in order to publicise their group. Clwyd chose the Female Genital Mutilation Bill (to prohibit parents from sending, or taking, their daughters abroad for operations such as female circumcision). Female circumcision was subsequently outlawed in 1985. It continued in Harley Street. When I worked at St George’s Hospital Medical School, 1989-91, a friend of one of the Top Docs there was doing it. During the tea room discussion about FGM, I was told by all of my colleagues that it was better for it to be carried out in Harley Street than anywhere else and Top Docs had every right to break the law if they thought that it was for the best. There has only been one prosecution for FGM in the UK since 1985. It was of a Top Doc at the Whittington Hospital, who was acquitted because the jury did not understand what he had done. To be fair, the Top Doc had carried out the surgery on an adult woman at her own request. What the Wimmin often don’t understand is that this is often the case and the Harley Street FGMs are usually carried out on very rich Middle Eastern women, often at their request.
As a result of the FGM panic, low income Somali families are now being accused and criminalised because We Know That It’s Their Culture And We Will Protect Girls. There have now been a number of cases of Angels and Top Docs accusing innocent parents and taking their daughters into Care because they had undergone FGM. Except that it transpired that they had not. The Angels and Top Docs did not know what a post-surgery infibulated girl looked like, so WHOOPS they got it wrong. They knew at St George’s, because a number of women arrived in labour and it was always noted that they had undergone FGM and thus the delivery had to be managed in a different way. Of course they knew, St George’s was a London hospital which not only had a lot of ethnic minority patients but also employed consultants who took on private patients in their Harley Street practices, those patients gave birth at St George’s on the NHS labour ward and some of them had undergone FGM.
Safeguarders! How about differentiating your arse from your elbow before you arrest fuzzy wuzzies?
Jane Hutt will have Insight into the savages because not only is she a social worker who qualified at the LSE in 1972, but her father was Professor Michael Hutt, a pathologist who was Chair of Geographical Pathology at Tommy’s, 1970-83, after which he became Emeritus Professor. Michael Hutt was a Tommy’s graduate himself, along with Dr Death and so many others whom we know and love. Tommy’s, along with St George’s and the Maudsley, was one of the London teaching hospitals which played a major role in the Westminster Paedophile Ring.
Jane Hutt was one of the founders of Welsh Women’s Aid. They colluded with Dafydd and the gang.
Now here’s a weird thing. It’s not surprising that the Safeguarders Got It Wrong, because it is very difficult to find photos of infibulated women post-FGM, even on medical websites. They have probably been identified by the police as being Extreme Porn. So there’s no training and no anatomical knowledge, just The Law. Arrest Those Somalis!
Ann Clwyd and Owen Roberts hit the news when Owen died an appalling death in the University Hospital, Cardiff in Oct 2012. Ann was subsequently appointed, in 2013 by David Cameron, after the Stafford Inquiry report, to advise on complaint handling in the NHS. The Mid-Staffs scandal grew from serious problems in the NHS in Staffordshire which were mentioned in Hansard when John Major was PM. There was no investigation. By the time that Miranda was PM, the death rates were showing up as statistical outliers, the complaints were pouring in, but Andy Burnham and Alan Johnson, in their capacity as Health Secretaries, refused to hold a Public Inquiry, despite more than 80 requests to do this. When an Inquiry was finally held, it was Chaired by Sir Robert Francis QC, a barrister who had spent most of his career working for the MDU. In 1981, Robert Francis QC acted for Drs Tony and Sadie Francis when they took me to the High Court in an attempt to have me imprisoned. They had perjured themselves and Robert Francis knew that. He also knew that I had alleged serious abuse of patients in north Wales and criminal behaviour on the part of Top Docs and social workers. See post ‘The Sordid Role Of Sir Robert Francis QC’.
The problems in the NHS in Staffordshire were directly related to the paedophile ring in the county which was run via the Social Services and was linked to Dafydd’s gang. The abuse of kids in care in Staffordshire finally exploded in the Staffordshire Pindown Scandal of the 1980s. The subsequent Inquiry into that was Chaired by Allan Levy QC and Barbara Kahan. As with Jillings, they admitted that the abuse was serious and long-standing, but downplayed how serious and longstanding. Kahan had concealed organised abuse for years when she was a senior social worker in Oxfordshire, along with her husband the Top Doc Vladimir Kahan. She was recruited as a Gov’t children’s social work adviser by Sir Keith Joseph in Ted Heath’s Gov’t and remained as a Gov’t adviser for years. See post ‘Always On The Side Of The Children’. Pindown blew up in the mid-late 1980s, when Dafydd’s colleague Prof Mark Williams discovered the miracle of Mindfulness in Gwynedd. See post ‘The Biggest Expert Of The Lot’.
The abuse of kids in Staffordshire and the dangerous, mismanaged NHS was ignored over many years by numerous local MPs, Tories such as Bill Cash, David Knox and Patrick Cormack, but also Labour, including Ann Clwyd’s colleagues Jennie Lee (Nye Bevan’s widow), Andrew Marr’s father-in-law Jack Ashley, John Golding, Lin Golding, Mark Fisher and Joan Walley.
When Ann was appointed to the NHS complaints role by Cameron, I wrote to Ann myself about the mental health services, telling her what had happened to me and others. I greatly appreciated Ann kicking up a stink about the circumstances in which her husband died, because I knew that things had not been what they should have been at the University Hospital in Cardiff for a long time. Probably since it was built, thanks to the child molester George Thomas plundering the NHS budget for the rest of Wales when he was Secretary of state for Wales, in return for the Top Docs’ silence about the Westminster Paedophile Ring. The plundered budget had been allocated by Brian Abel-Smith and Abel-Smith knew what George Thomas was doing. See post ‘The Great Stink’. George Thomas buying off the big wigs in medicine in Cardiff, along with the high profile figures in the Labour Party in south Wales, probably suited Abel-Smith and Richard Crossman very well. However I do wish that Ann had made as much of a fuss back in 1970 when she was fighting for Wimmin. If you hadn’t kept quiet Ann, Owen might not have had such an awful death and neither would loads of other people. Including the kids in care in north Wales who were found dead in Risley Remand Centre after objecting to being gang raped. See post ‘Include Me Out’.
During the 1926 Miners’ Strike, Jerry Morris became friendly with many of the miners in the West of Scotland because he was involved in the efforts to support them with food and basics. Morris continued his political activity when he was at Glasgow University. After Glasgow, Morris was advised by a friend of his father’s who was the Chief Medical Officer of the Board of Education to go to London to do his clinical training, either to UCH or the Middlesex Hospital. Jerry’s family were poor but well-connected…
Jerry Morris related a familiar story for Top Docs of his era with regard to his application to study at a London teaching hospital. He made an appointment with the Dean and after a 15 min superficial conversation he was offered a place. At UCH, Morris mixed with the stars of medicine of the 1930s, UCH being considered at that time as a leading centre of medical research. Morris worked particularly closely with Sir Thomas Lewis, first as the only student that Lewis had at the time, then as a minion after Lewis did a few fiddles in order to employ him and then for six months as Lewis’s house physician.
Sir Thomas Lewis (26 December 1881 – 17 March 1945) was a cardiologist; he personally disliked the term, preferring ‘cardiovascular disease specialist’. Lewis coined the term “clinical science”.
Lewis was born in Taffs Well in south Wales, the son of Henry Lewis, a mining engineer and his wife Catherine Hannah (née Davies). Thomas Lewis was educated at home by his mother, apart from a year at Clifton College and for the final two years by a tutor. Already planning to become a Top Doctor, at the age of 16 Lewis failed the London Matriculation Examination, so began a BSc at University College Cardiff. In 1902 Lewis entered UCH to train as a Top Doctor, graduating in 1905. In the same year Thomas was awarded a DSc from the University of Wales for his research.
Lewis remained at UCH for the rest of his career. From 1907 he also worked at the Royal Naval Hospital, Greenwich and the City of London Hospital. In 1911 Lewis was appointed lecturer in cardiac pathology at UCH and in 1913 was promoted to assistant physician in clinical work. While still a house physician, Lewis began physiological research, carrying out fundamental research on the heart, the pulse and blood pressure. From 1906, Lewis corresponded with the Dutch physiologist Willem Einthoven and as a result of this work, Lewis is considered the “father of clinical cardiac electrophysiology”. In that year, Thomas Lewis and Sir Arthur MacNalty, employed electrocardiography to diagnose heart block. Lewis was promoted to full physician at UCH in 1919.
Sir Arthur Salusbury MacNalty (20 October 1880 – 11 April 1969) served as Chief Medical Officer of Britain, 1935-41. He was a pioneer of the discipline of public health and in the speciality of preventative medicine. In the 1930s, MacNalty was one of the earliest public health authorities, if not the earliest, to warn against the serious medical dangers of fad-dieting (slimming) and anti-obesity medications.
Sir Arthur may well have been onto something there. As I travel around and see adverts for ‘Weightwatchers’ and ‘Slimming World’ everywhere screaming at anxious people who have just seen another Public Heath Specialist in the media explaining that everyone but the Top Docs are overweight and that obesity is the biggest health crisis and is causing the poor old NHS to sink, I marvel that there has been no publicity at all given to the body of research which has demonstrated quite clearly that ‘dieting’ and ‘Weightwatchers’ do not work. What happens is that the ‘slimmer’ loses weight initially and then regains the weight that they lost AND MORE. ‘Weightwatchers’ know this and even built it into their business model; as with cosmetic surgery clinics rubbing their hands with glee when a patient with body dysmorphic disorder turns up, ‘Weightwatchers’ knew that those Successful Slimmers would be returning and paying another fee…
Then there are the horrific results of the gastric-band-that-hasn’t-worked-properly on the seriously overweight, which is rather more common than the Top Docs tell people…
MacNalty was particularly concerned with the neurological side effects of the popular practice of dosing with thyroid extract to lose weight. It was the other Top Docs doing that as well.
Arthur MacNalty was born in Glenridding in Westmorland into a long line of MacDonlevy/MacNalty Top Docs living in the British Isles. MacNalty was educated at Corpus Christie College, Oxford. From Oxford, he went to UCH. After a series of medical and surgical postings and joined the Gov’t service as a public health officer in 1913. Although solicited to assume this office, MacNalty worked in preparation for nearly a year as Assistant Medical Officer and Tuberculosis Officer to Essex County Council, under their progressive County Medical Officer, J. Thresh. MacNalty rose through the ranks to become Britain’s Chief Medical Officer, 1935–1941.
MacNalty was President of the Royal Society of Medicine’s Epidemiology and its Medical History sections. During WW II, MacNalty was Chairman of the Committees on Hospital and Nursing Provision of the Committee of Imperial Defence and organised the medical administration of the Emergency Medical Services and the Evacuation Scheme of the Ministry of Health. The British Public Health Laboratory Service developed from a wartime emergency service on the basis of a survey initiated by MacNalty. In a 1939 paper solicited by Oxford University, MacNalty advocated the establishment of a preventive and social medicine department at the University, which lead to the establishment of the first Chair of Social Medicine there by 1943.
In 1913 MacNalty was married to Dorothea Simpkinson de Wesselow (d.1968). MacNalty had a daughter, Renee, a ‘debutante whom married below her rank’. Don’t tell me that her husband was in trade… Sir Arthur has two living grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and nine great-great grandchildren. I can only hope that Sir Arthur did not live to see their destinies if they sunk even lower than Renee.
Sir Arthur’s obituary does of course appear on the Royal College of Physician’s ‘Lives of the Fellows’ online and the final paragraph of the obit reads ‘MacNalty was a Christian gentleman, whose wisdom, learning, and strength of character were to some extent masked by his modesty and his sudden nervous smile. He was a man of unswerving loyalty and unfailing kindness.’
Sir Arthur’s obituary was written by Sir Weldon Dalrymple-Champneys. Sir Weldon, like Uncle Harry, Loved The NHS and was there at its creation. Sir Weldon Dalrymple-Champneys, 2nd Baronet (7 May 1892 – 14 December 1980) Weldon was the only surviving son of Sir Francis Champneys, 1st Baronest (also a Top Doc) and his wife, Virginia, daughter of Sir John Dalrymple, 7th Baronest. Sir Weldon was educated at Gresham’s School and studied medicine at Oriel College, Oxford and Bart’s, which within a few years of Sir Weldon graduating in 1922, was dominated by Reginald Vick, the surgeon who was the father of Lady Juliet Bingley. See previous posts. Juliet trained as a social worker at the LSE when Richard Titmuss was newly appointed to his Chair, undertook a placement in Liverpool at about the same time that Dafydd and Lucille were at Liverpool University and married Admiral Sir Alec Bingley, a colleague of Lord Louis Mountbatten. Lady Juliet and her son William spent many years colluding with and protecting Dafydd and the gang in their senior roles at MIND. See eg. ‘The Defence Of The Realm’. Sir Weldon served as Deputy Chief Medical Officer, 1940-56.
In 1924 Weldon Dalrymple-Champneys married Anne Spencer Pratt. He inherited the baronetcy on his father’s death in 1930, becoming Sir Weldon Dalrymple-Champneys, 2nd Baronet. Anthony Blunt later claimed that Lady Dalrymple-Champneys was an MI5 agent. She died in 1968 and in 1974 Sir Weldon married Norma Russell (née Lewis) who had been librarian of Somerville College, 1952–69; she died in 1997. Sir Weldon was not blessed with children, so the baronetcy became extinct on his death.
Sir Weldon’s wife Norma died in Jan 1998. Her obituary in the Indie told us that:
…After a wartime interlude in the Ministry of Information as Senior Press Censor for books and periodicals, she resumed her work for Hodgson’s, while taking on new responsibilities as a Workers’ Education Authority (WEA) Lecturer, and writing occasional articles on bibliographical or literary subjects for the Connoisseur and the Modern Language Review. But her main preoccupation during these years was the care of her husband, who was 27 years her senior and in poor health. On his death in 1952 she took up a temporary cataloguing post in the House of Commons Library before returning later that year to Oxford as Librarian (and, from 1955, Research Fellow) of her own old college, Somerville. She was elected to membership of the governing body in 1965…
Both Thatch and Shirl were alumni of Somerville and both colluded with Dafydd’s gang and the Westminster Paedophile Ring. Shirl’s first husband Bernard Williams was an Oxford don who was working for the security services anyway and in the light of some of the pillocks whom they recruited, it wouldn’t be beyond probability if Shirl had signed up with them as well. Whether the ‘intelligence’ services had lowered the pass-mark especially for Shirl or not, Thatch, Shirl and Norma at Somerville will all have been calling in the favours…
…Within three years of retiring in 1969, Norma Russell was widowed for the second time; her third marriage, in 1974 , to Capt Sir Weldon Dalrymple- Champneys Bt, was grounded in a common experience of bereavement and brought to both a renewed enjoyment of life. The nephew and godson of Basil Champneys, architect of the Somerville library, Sir Weldon brought Norma within the orbit of his own college, Oriel. It was a connection which meant much to her, and after Sir Weldon’s death in 1980 she commemorated him in a number of generous benefactions. Oriel in its turn recognised her scholarly distinction by electing her in 1988 to an honorary fellowship.
So Norma bought her way into Oriel…
Not dying until Jan 1998 will have meant that Norma was around to join in with the How Very Dare Yous until after the Waterhouse Inquiry was underway.
- Among Sir Arthur MacNalty’s numerous publications was “Report on Artificial Pneumothorax” (Medical Research Council. Special Report Series. no. 67.) by Lancelot Stephen Topham Burrell and Arthur Salusbury Macnalty (1922).
- Fans of the BBC’s Pathe News PR job for the NHS, ‘Casualty’, will know that in nearly every episode, the cutting edge Top Docs, who, like Uncle Harry, Care Passionately about the Poor and Get Angry About The Cuts, have to deal with someone who is wheeled through the doors at top speed accompanied by the cry of ‘pneumothorax!’. As described by Lancelot and Sir Arthur in 1922…
Here’s a bit more Darwinism. The evolution of Chief Medical Officers from Sir Arthur onward:
Sir Arthur MacNalty
Dates in office: 1935 – 1940
Sir Wilson Jameson
Dates in office: 1940 – 1950: Sir Wilson Jameson was, like Uncle Harry et al, there when Nye said Let There Be Light.
Sir John Charles
Dates in office: 1950-1960: Sir John was in post when Dafydd bagged a place at Liverpool University and subsequently qualified as a Top Doc.
Sir George Godber
Dates in office: 1960-1973: A mate of Dafydd’s, in post as CMO when the Ministries of Health, Social Security and then the DHSS were vehicles for the Westminster Paedophile Ring. In post when Dafydd was appointed as a consultant at the North Wales Hospital and when Dafydd’s mate Sir Kenneth Robinson was appointed Health Minister in the same year. Godber lived to a very old age and lovingly shielded Dafydd throughout, assisted by Godber’s involvement with the MDU. See previous posts. Godber wrote Sir Weldon Dalrymple-Champneys’ obituary for the Royal College of Surgeons ‘Lives of the Fellows’ online.
Sir Henry Yellowlees
Dates in office: 1973 – 1984: Was remembered by Ken Clarke as a loathesome character who’s only interest was in deciding which Top Docs should receive which gongs. See previous posts.
Sir Donald Acheson
Dates in office: 1984 – 1991. New blood after the nightmare that was Yellowlees. I remember him well. A twat. A twat who was of course a mate of Dafydd’s like so many and a twat who had a daughter who dropped out of university, lost her way and was recommended by the twat to do a bit of voluntary work in the local loony bin and then qualify as a psychotherapist. She has spent her career colluding with abuse… Acheson presided over the lies that the public were told about BSE and was also the man who had to explain slowly and clearly to Thatch that AIDS was spreading like wildfire among gay men, it ended in death, there was no cure and because some of her Ministers and friends were having sex with boys in care who had become infected as a result of them being forced to have sex with so many infected men, they were at great risk of contracting AIDS so say yes to the public health campaign you silly old cow. See previous posts eg. ‘Professor Prestigious and His Associates’.
Sir Kenneth Calman
Dates in office: 1991-1998. New blood after the nightmare that was Acheson. Concealed and colluded with Dafydd and the gang. Big name in the SNP and an adviser to the Scottish Gov’t. Father of comedian Susan Calman, the Radio 4 favourite who made her name by being a short plump lesbian with cats and lots of issues and self-esteem problems. In reality, Susan is a former international lawyer and her dad is one of the most powerful people in the UK. As well as all the usual crap, Sir Ken knew about the en masse research fraud in cancer research. Sir Ken worked in cancer research. See previous posts…
Sir Liam Donaldson
Dates in office: 1998-2010. New blood after the nightmare that was Sir Ken Calman. Appointed by Miranda when Miranda realised that Liam had numerous links to Dafydd and the gang and furthermore was the Director of the Regional Health Authority that hosted the Cleveland Child Abuse Scandal yet didn’t sack any of the Top Docs involved. See previous posts.
Professor Dame Sally Davies
Dates in office 2010 – present day. Diversity after the nightmare that was Sir Liam! The Dame is another nightmare but one without testicles. Apart from that, nothing is any different is it Dame Sally?
Shall we just reappoint this Top Doc as CMO, the Galapagos Tortoise of the Top Docs, an earlier species, but much more interesting and did the job in exactly the same way?
Sir William Henry Power
Dates in office: 1900 – 1908
During WW I, Sir Thomas Lewis worked at the Military Hospital in Hampstead and was appointed to the first full-time clinical research post in Britain, at the Medical Research Committee (later known as the Medical Research Council). Lewis directed a study of the condition known as “soldier’s heart” and, having established that it was not a cardiological problem, renamed it the “effort syndrome “. In 1918 Lewis wrote the monograph The Soldier’s Heart and the Effort Syndrome. Lewis devised remedial exercises that allowed many soldiers suffering from the condition to return to duty and was appointed honorary consulting physician to the Ministry of Pensions in April 1919. A forerunner of Dafydd and his Army Pensions scam. See eg. ‘Feet In Chains’.
Lewis suffered a myocardial infarction at the age of 45 and gave up his 70 cigarettes a day, ‘being one of the first to realise that smoking damaged the blood vessels’. He died from coronary heart disease at his home at Loudwater, Hertfordshire on 17 March 1945, at age 63.
Lewis married Alice Lorna Treharne James of Merthyr Tydfil in 1916. They had three children.
An addendum to Lewis’s 1945 obituary in BMJ written by Sir Henry Dale, President of the Royal Society, mentioned that Thomas Lewis’s father was a ‘distinguished mining engineer, a man of great influence in the south Wales coal industry’.
They Did It For The Poor!
The Senghenydd colliery disaster, also known as the Senghenydd explosion occurred at the Universal Colliery in Senghenydd near Caerphilly on 14 October 1913, when Thomas Lewis was a Bright Young Thing at UCH and Jerry Morris was in the very early stages of his career as a Top Doc, soon to encounter Sir Thomas! The explosion, which killed 439 miners and a rescuer, is still the worst mining accident in the UK.
The Senghenydd disaster has been eclipsed in the history of mining disasters by Aberfan in Oct 1966. Although fewer people died in Aberfan, because so many of them were children – 116 children and 28 adults died – it looms much larger in the nation’s consciousness.
I have blogged in detail about Aberfan in previous posts, so I will just remind readers of the bare bones here. Aberfan occurred while Harold Wilson was PM and the Windbags’ friend Lord Cledwyn was Secretary of State for Wales. The tip which fell onto the school killing so many people was known to be unstable and in danger of moving not only by the NCB but also by Aberfan’s Labour MP, S.O. Davies. Davies didn’t raise the issue in public because the NCB was a huge local employer and he feared the consequences and not just in terms of being kicked by the NCB. There were a lot of reputations and vested interests at stake.
Lord Robens, the Chairman of the NCB, took the rap publicly. He put on a public display of rudeness by not visiting Aberfan in the immediate aftermath but instead popping over to Surrey University where he was installed as Chancellor. Lord Snowdon and Phil the Greek turned up instead.
The subsequent official inquiry was Chaired by Lord Justice Edmund Davies. The Report placed the blame squarely on the NCB. Lord Robens was criticised for making misleading statements and for not providing clarity as to the NCB’s knowledge of the presence of water springs on the hillside. Neither the NCB nor any of its employees were prosecuted and the organisation was not fined. Lord Robens continued in public life and suffered no long-term deleterious effects.
In May 1970 Babs Castle, then the Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity, appointed Robens to Chair the Committee on Health and Safety at Work, to review legislation in the area and recommend the provisions that should be made for workers and the general public. In 1972 the Committee published its findings in the Robens Report, which led to the creation of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and the formation of the Health and Safety Commission and the Health and Safety Executive.
Counsel for the families at the Inquiry was Desmond Ackner QC, who made much of attacking Lord Robens at the Inquiry. The Aberfan familes were wowed that Desmond Ackner, a posh English barrister with no links to south Wales – Lord Edmund-Davies was a local boy made good – wanted to help them.
The NCB as an organisation was not prosecuted and no NCB staff were demoted, sacked or prosecuted as a consequence of the Aberfan disaster or for evidence given to the Inquiry. During a Parliamentary debate on the disaster, Thatch – then the Opposition Spokesman on power – raised the situation of one witness, criticised by the Inquiry, who had subsequently been promoted to a board-level position at the NCB by the time that the Report was published.
Initially the NCB offered bereaved families £50 in compensation, but this was raised to £500 for each bereaved family; the organisation called the amount “a good offer”. Many families thought the amount insufficient and petitioned the NCB for an increase; NCB insurance staff advised Robens that “it is only the hard core [of bereaved parents] who are trying to capitalize”.
The fund (Aberfan Disaster Memorial Fund) set up by the Mayor of Merthyr Tydfil immediately after the disaster grew rapidly and within a few months nearly 88,000 contributions had been received, totalling £1,606,929; the final total raised was £1.75 million.
In 1967 the Charity Commission advised that any money paid to the parents of bereaved families would be against the terms of the trust deed. After arguments from lawyers for the trust, they agreed that there was an “unprecedented emotional state” surrounding Aberfan and suggested that sums of no more than £500 should be paid. Members of the trust told the Commission that £5,000 was to be paid to each family; the commission agreed that the amount was permissible, but stated that each case should be examined before payment “to ascertain whether the parents had been close to their children and were thus likely to be suffering mentally”, according to one member of the Charity Commission. In November 1967 the Commission threatened to remove trustees of the disaster fund or make a financial order against them if they made grants to parents of children who were physically uninjured but who were suffering mentally – some surviving children complained of being afraid of the dark and loud noises, while some refused to sleep alone; the commission informed them that any payments would be “quite illegal”. The decision affected 340 physically uninjured children.
Other grants made by the trust were less controversial: for those who lost their house, or whose property suffered significant damage, the trust donated £100 to assist with evacuation and additional funds to help replace damaged effects. £100,000 was set aside for the future needs of the eight children physically injured in the disaster and £5,000 was placed in trust for them for when they came of age. The charity funded the building of a community centre in the village and a memorial garden, which was opened by Lilibet in March 1973.
The residents of Aberfan petitioned the molester George Thomas, who had succeeded Lord Cledwyn Hughes as Secretary of State for Wales in April 1968, for the tips to be removed. Thomas later stated the tips “constitute a psychological, emotional danger” to the people of Aberfan. The NCB had received a range of estimated costs for removing the tips, from £1.014 million to £3.4 million. Robens informed HM Treasury that the cost would be £3 million and informed them that the NCB would not pay for the removal; between November 1967 and August Robens lobbied to avoid having the NCB pay. The Chief Secretary to the Treasury also refused to pay and said that the costs were too high. Although the Gov’t had initially favoured landscaping – an option cheaper than removal – they were eventually persuaded that removal was preferable.
To pay for the removal of the tips, £150,000 was taken from the disaster fund – lowered from the initial £250,000 first requested – the NCB paid £350,000 and the Gov’t provided the balance, with the proviso that it was only up to a million. The final cost of the removal was £850,000. The trustees of the fund voted to accept the request for payment after realising that there was no alternative if they wanted the tips removed. S.O. Davies, the only member of the Committee to vote against the payment, resigned in protest. There was a reminder of the danger for the residents of Aberfan when, in August 1968, heavy rain caused slurry to be washed down the village’s streets. At the time, the Charity Commission made no objection to this action; the political scientists Jacint Jordana and David Levi-Faur consider the payment “unquestionably unlawful” under charity law.
In 1997 the Secretary of State for Wales, Ron Davies, the MP for Caerphilly, the town near to the location of the Senghynedd disaster, ordered that £150,000 should be paid back to the Aberfan Disaster Memorial Fund to compensate for the dosh that George Thomas had ordered to be stolen to fund the removal of the tips years previously. However inflation over the 30 yrs which had elapsed was not taken into account and in effect, the Disaster Fund was cheated out of an enormous amount of money. In 2007 the Welsh Assembly donated £1.5 million to the fund and £500,000 to the Aberfan Education Charity as recompense for the money wrongly taken.
In May 1997 the Lilibet and the Phil the Greek planted a tree at the Aberfan Memorial Garden. In October 2016, the 50th anniversary of the disaster, memorial events took place at the garden and at the cemetery; Carlo represented Lilibet and Gov’t Ministers were present to pay tribute. At the time of the anniversary Huw Edwards, the BBC News journalist and presenter, described the need to continue learning lessons from Aberfan; he wrote:
What we can do, however—in this week of the 50th anniversary—is try to focus the attention of many in Britain and beyond on the lessons of Aberfan, lessons which are still of profound relevance today. They touch on issues of public accountability, responsibility, competence and transparency.
Continuing these themes that Huw raised, I will make the point that all the Ministers, MPs and lawyers involved in the aftermath of Aberfan knew about the Westminster Paedophile Ring and the role that Dafydd’s gang played in it, as did Huw Edwards’s own father. I will expand on matters Prof H. T. Edwards in a future post…
George Thomas was a member of the ring and this was known by everyone else mentioned above. Previous posts have explained how Aberfan was a stitch-up behind the scenes carried out by a group of Gov’t Ministers and lawyers – who were colluding with and concealing the crimes of George Thomas, Dafydd and others – in conjunction with two other high profile legal cases of the time ie. the Thalidomide case and the libel case which resulted from the Church of Scientology claiming that psychiatrists were involved in crimes against children and were carrying out dangerous unethical research on patients; the Scientologists were talking about Dafydd and the gang…
The action all happened while Richard Crossman and the ring ran the DHSS; I have discovered a lot more information about the Church of Scientology libel case from Crossman’s Diaries and I will blog further about it soon. As I have suggested in previous posts, it was a case rigged at Gov’t level to conceal the criminality of Dafydd et al…
With regard to Thalidomide, the hero of the hour was the ‘campaigning’ Sunday Times journo Marjorie Wallace, who ‘fought’ for the ‘victims’. The case did wonders for Majorie’s career. The victims actually received a very poor settlement but no-one explained that to them until it was too late. Marjorie was married to a Top Doc colleague of Dafydd’s at UCL who was facilitating abuse. Marjorie was brought out of mothballs again in the late 1980s to save Dafydd’s skin when she set up the mental health charidee SANE, which did great harm to psych patients by campaigning for the retention of asylums and the increased use of secure facilities. I wrote to Marjorie and provided her with full details of Dafydd’s activities. She didn’t reply; I didn’t realise at the time that she was a mate of his and had set up her charidee because of the rumpus that Alison Taylor, Mary Wynch and I were causing… Marjorie went into action yet again a few years ago, by which time she was having a fling with Lord Snowdon. See previous posts eg. ‘One Dangerous Fucker’.
Sir Thomas Lewis’s entry in the Dictionary of Welsh Biography, written by Owen Elias Roberts (1908-12), stresses that Thomas Lewis’s was a Top Doctor of international stature. Yet a 1997 article in ‘Heart’ by Dennis Krikler states that Thomas Lewis was the ‘right man at the right time’, meeting Sir James Mackenzie in 1908, when Mackenzie moved from Burnley to London. Mackenzie was a GP ‘who was respected throughout Europe for his cardiological observations’ and who influenced Lewis to begin the work for which Lewis became famous and it was as a result of this that Lewis got to meet Willem Einthoven. Lewis wanted a journal in which to publish his work, so Mackenzie established ‘Heart’ with Lewis as the Editor. The journal later became ‘Clinical Science’ as Lewis’s interests changed. Krikler describes Lewis as ‘a highly idiosyncratic editor, who published issues whenever sufficient material that he judged to be appropriate was ready. Much of the work submitted came from his own laboratory and colleagues. The eminence of a prospective author did not save him from scorn if Lewis did not agree with what he received’.
Owen Elias Roberts’s own obituary appeared in ‘The Guardian’ in Oct 2000, written by the paedophiles’ friend D. Ben Rees (see previous posts). D. Ben Rees told us that:
Owen Elias Roberts, who has died aged 92, pioneered the interpretation of science in his native tongue. His first book, Hela’r Meicrob (Collecting the Micro, 1945), was an introduction to microbiology, and in 1947 came Dirgelwch yr Atom (Mysteries of the Atom). Cyfrinachau Natur (Mysteries of Nature, 1952) won the National Eisteddfod of Wales prose medal, an achievement repeated in 1954 with a volume of science essays, Y Gwr o Ystradgynlais ac Erthyglau Eraill (The Man From Ystradgynlais and other Articles).
Roberts was born at Llanystumdwy, Gwynedd.
The home of David Lloyd George! Who’s descendants, in Oct 2000, six months after the publication of the Waterhouse Report, were still very busy with the How Very Dare You and Those Kids Were Lying To Get Compensation. Some of the extended family – both the Lloyd Georges and the Carey Jones’s – have been involved with colluding with and concealing the crimes of Dafydd and the gang and were also mates with Sir Ronnie Waterhouse… See previous posts, including ‘A Vampire At Glyndwr University’.
In his teens he arrived in Liverpool and studied part time at the technical college. He rose to head Broadgreen Hospital’s laboratory.
Broadgreen Hospital in Liverpool was part of Dafydd’s kingdom. See previous posts.
He then began to write about gifted Welsh scientists.
Cwyddonwyr o Cymry (Welsh Scientists 1956) was followed in 1980 by Rhai o Wyddonwyr Cymru (Some of the Scientists of Wales). On my suggestion in 1973 he wrote a biblical commentary with the theologian Harri Williams on aspects of the Book of Genesis. In 1980 came a biography of Dr John Dee (1527-1608), who made important contributions in astronomy and navigation.
Roberts was awarded an honorary degree by the University of Wales. He retired to Criccieth and then to Cardiff to be near his daughter and family. Into his active old age he travelled with his camera to North Africa, Middle East and Europe. Postwar Welsh writing owes him a great debt. He was, as literary critic, J Saunders Lewis observed, one of the masters.
The Saunders Lewis who was a buddy of Dafydd’s and who knew Rhodri Morgan’s parents from their time at Swansea University when Saunders Lewis worked there???
He is survived by his wife and daughter and two grandchildren.
So Thomas Lewis, the son of a man who reigned over the plebs who were dying in the pits of the south Wales coalfields, who failed his exam to enter London University and thus went to Cardiff first and then got lucky with one of his colleagues, was elevated into a giant of science by someone who was a one of the corrupt professionals in Dafydd’s network. Who in turn received a splendid send off by D. Ben Rees, another propagandist within Dafydd’s network, when he pegged out shortly after the Waterhouse cover-up.
Arthur Hollman wrote a number of tributes to Sir Thomas Lewis. Arthur Hollman was a very big name in cardiology who worked for the security services. He spent part of his career at Hammersmith Hospital/Royal Postgraduate Medical School, where Hollman colluded with a big research fraud perpetrated by the cardiologists there; Hollman went with the Hammersmith team to the Soviet Union to demonstrate the ‘technique’ that was developed by cooking the data. The visit received world media coverage, was featured in ‘Pravda’ and established the reputations of the Heart Surgeons Of Hammersmith Hospital. One Top Doc who was not touted as quite such a genius and did not go on the jolly to the Soviet Union was found dead in his room at Hammersmith. After his world beating role at Hammersmith, Arthur Hollman worked as a consultant for a number of hospitals, including UCH and Great Ormond Street. There was organised abuse at GOSH, it was why Jimmy Savile was so fond of the place, but the wheels of the machine were given a good oiling by Audrey Callaghan serving as the Chairman of the Board of Governors of GOSH, 1968-72 and then continued her involvement with the hospital as a fundraiser. Jim Callaghan helped with that when he was PM! A lovely couple… See post ‘Cry, The Beloved Country’.
There were many links between Dafydd’s gang and Hammersmith and the links became extra-strong when Richard Bentall, the son of Professor Hugh Bentall, one of the World Famous Heart Surgeons at Hammersmith who was involved with the research fraud there and who was given his Chair after his colleague had been found dead and after Bentall made a substantial donation to Hammersmith Hospital, went to UCNW to train as a psychologist and married the daughter of Eifion Jones, the Dean of Science, who was facilitating the paedophile ring/trafficking gang… Richard Bentall has held Chairs in Clinical Psychology at Bangor, Liverpool and Manchester Universities. Richard Bentall knows all about Dafydd and the gang, he worked with them for years.
See posts ‘Interesting Facts’ and ‘They Are MYRIAD, They Are Legion’ for details on the wrongdoing and fraud at Hammersmith and Arthur Hollman’s role in it, as well as for details of Hollman’s wider network and many high profile roles.
Thomas Lewis was honoured on a stamp produced by Mauritius in
1981, on the centenary of his birth. Which is interesting because Arthur Hollman served as the visiting cardiologist to the Gov’ts of the Seychelles, 1970-86 and Mauritius, 1966-72.
Jerry Morris also ingratiated himself to one younger Top Doc who was working at UCH, Harold Himsworth.
Sir Harold Percival (Harry) Himsworth (19 May 1905 – 1 November 1993) was best known for his work on diabetes mellitus. He was born in Huddersfield and educated at the local Spring Grove School and King James’s Grammar School, Almondbury. Harold Himsworth did not enjoy the early life that so many Top Docs did. He was forced to leave St James’s at 16 to work in a woollen mill. Undeterred, he studied at night school before gaining entrance to University College, London in 1924. Himsworth was the first member of his family either to leave Yorkshire or to attend university and it was difficult for him to find his feet. He kept such a low profile as a medical student that the examiners needed to send for his photograph when he won the University Gold Medal in 1929, but no such problem existed when he followed this up by achieving a Gold Medal for his MD thesis two years later. Himsworth did his clinical training at UCH.
Himsworth was appointed Professor of Medicine at the University of London and the Secretary of the MRC, 1949-68. In 1953 Himsworth was appointed Honorary Physician to the Queen.
The then PM, Anthony Eden, saw Sir Harold Himsworth’s report about the ‘committee considering the effects of ….. nuclear radiation’ and Eden’s comment was “A pity, but we cannot help it”. (dated 16 Nov 1955). I hope to return to this in a future post…
Himsworth’s archives are held by the Wellcome Library, London.
Himsworth’s obituary appeared in the Indie on 9 Nov 1993. It told us that:
Harold Percival Himsworth, physician: born Huddersfield 19 May 1905; Professor of Medicine, London University, and Director of the Medical Unit, University College Hospital 1939-49; President, Section of Experimental Medicine, Royal Society of Medicine 1946-47; Member, Medical Research Council 1948-49, Secretary 1949-68, Member and Deputy Chairman 1967- 68; KCB 1952; FRS 1955; Hon FRCR 1958; Hon FRCPE 1960; Hon FRSM 1961; Hon FRCS 1965; Hon FRCPath 1969; Hon Fellow LSHTM 1979; Hon FRSTM 1981; married 1932 Charlotte Gray (died 1988; two sons); died London 1 November 1993.
HAROLD HIMSWORTH was a distinguished clinical scientist at a time when modern clinical science was at an important stage of development and subsequently a very successful secretary of the Medical Research Council. Himsworth…worked in the medical unit of UCH from 1930, becoming Professor and Director in 1939…
In 1949 Himsworth became Secretary of the Medical Research Council, the body responsible for administering Parliament’s grant for medical research, at a time when circumstances were right for his abilities. It was once said that he presided over the MRC in its Periclean age. During his period of office (the role is similar to that of chief executive), budgets rose not only steadily but fast in real terms and for most of the time he reported directly (monthly and personally) to the Lord President of the Council, a senior cabinet minister without departmental responsibilities.
The Lord President of the Council also doubled up as the visitor for the University of Wales. Previous posts have named many of the Lord Presidents of the Council who colluded with the mismanagement and abuses prevailing at the constituent colleges of the University of Wales.
This arrangement, which he much valued, arose after the First World War. It’s origin is described by Himsworth in his Harveian Oration (1962): For it is only in so far as a research council can maintain a reputation for scientifically objective advice and policy, that it can serve either society or the world of research. It was a perceptive appreciation of these facts that led a committee of government under the chairmanship of Lord Haldane in 1918 to lay down the principle, that research should be independent of the interests concerned with its application…
Himsworth’s own philosophy is well illustrated by another quotation from the oration, when he talks about ‘research’ as opposed to ‘development’: Research being enquiry into the secrets of nature, the condition for its effective prosecution is an undivided attention to the phenomena of the natural events under study. Human needs or wishes are, in this context, aberrations.
He had a strong interest in tropical medicine and was responsible for many developments in that field. He initiated and developed the Clinical Research Centre, which, while it has itself had to be closed, is leading on to further developments in clinical research.
Though there must have been some who disagreed with his decisions and even some who disagreed with his policy, Harry Himsworth was widely liked and admired and received many honours both at home and abroad…
The Lord President of the Council, Aug 1966 – Oct 1968, was Richard Crossman. Crossman was preceded by Herbert Bowden aka Lord Aylestone, who served as President of the Council, Oct 1964 – Aug 1966. Bowden was born in Cardiff in 1905; Greville Janner was born in Cardiff in 1928, Janner’s father Barnett being a lawyer in Cardiff who was born just before Bowden. Bowden was a Councillor for Leicester City Council, 1938-45. Bowden served as the Labour MP for Leicester South, 1945-50 then for Leicester South West, 1950-67. In 1945 Barnett Janner was elected as the Labour MP for Leicester West; between 1950 and 1970, Barnett served as the Labour MP for Leicester North West; he was succeeded in the seat by Greville. In 1967 Herbert Bowden bagged a peerage and was appointed as Chairman of ITA. Barnett picked up his peerage in 1970. Bowden joined Dr Death in the SDP in the 1980s. Bowden died in April 1994. In 1997, Greville was through the doors of the Lords. They’d already let Dr Death in by then, Dr Death was welcomed into the Upper House in 1992.
The tradition of appointing Lord Presidents of the Council who extended a helping hand to Dafydd and the Westminster Paedophile Ring reached back before Herbert Bowden. Dear old Quintin Hogg aka Lord Hailsham occupied the post, July 1960-Oct 1964 (see previous posts) and Quintin was preceded by Alec Douglas-Home (see previous posts)…
While at UCH, Jerry Morris became involved with debates and activities linked to the Spanish Civil War. Political societies were banned at UCH, so Morris and his friends created a secret society, the Hippocrates Club. That other mate of Dafydd’s who was involved with the Spanish Civil War, Leo Abse, also set up a secret society when he was a student in the 1930s, Leo being a law student at the LSE.
The Hippocrates Club’s first guest speaker was a leading ENT surgeon from the Middlesex Hospital, who was a leading advocate of the creation of an NHS. Morris remarked in his interview that this was in 1935, that some Top Docs who styled themselves as radical or socialists were very excited about the idea of an NHS, were holding discussions and that many of the ideas for the NHS were formulated in such groups.
Gwynne the lobotomist was a student at the Middlesex Hospital and there was a great deal of socialising and cross-working between people at the Middlesex and UCH. Dannie Abse studied at King’s College and then the Westminster Hospital, but he was always nipping back and forth to the Middlesex and UCH to see his mates. Then there was Dannie’s older brother Wilfred, a psychiatrist, who like Dannie had studied at the Westminster Hospital, before returning to Wales to work at the asylum in Abergavenny, an institution linked to Gwynne’s regime. Wilfred became famous after emigrating to the US to take up a Chair in psychiatry. See post ‘O Jones, O Jones’.
Morris told Max Blythe that he was interested in the social aspects of medicine and was very strongly influenced by Frederic Poynton, a Harley Street Top Doc with a big private practice who observed that he didn’t see cases of rheumatic heart disease in private practice; rheumatic heart disease was considered to be a disease associated with poverty.
Dr. Frederic John Poynton (26 June 1869 – 29 October 1943) was the son of a Bath clergyman. He was educated at Marlborough College and then studied medicine at University College, Bristol. He qualified in 1893 and specialised in children’s medicine, which resulted in him being appointed as assistant physician at Great Ormond Steet Hospital in 1900 and at UCH in 1903. A keen cricketer, he played for Somerset County Cricket Club, 1891-96.
Jerry Morris may have been having orgasms in his interview with Max Blythe over having worked with Poynton, but as in the case of the other Greats who’s names Morris dropped at every opportunity, by the time that Morris was telling Richard Crossman in the DHSS what to do, his mentors such as Poynton were men born in the Victorian era and the knowledge with regard to their specialities had changed out of all recognition, yet Morris doesn’t acknowledge that. Rheumatic heart disease is caused by a bacterial infection and is nothing to do with eg. rheumatoid arthritis, which is an autoimmune disease. Poynton knew about the bacteriology of rheumatic heart disease, but in his era, the diagnosis of ‘rheumatism’ was also still being used, which covers over 200 disorders and is no longer used today. Jerry Morris waved goodbye to the study of rheumatic heart disease and rheumatism and moved on to other matters, but he discusses his early very outdated training in those fields as though the subject had been preserved in aspic. There is no sense of ‘well it’s changed out of all recognition since I was at UCH’.
There is much else about Jerry that causes me to suspect that he was almost as clueless as Dafydd, despite the vast amounts of PR, as we shall see.
Jerry Morris explained to Max Blythe that all the consultants at UCH made their living from Harley Street, holding honorary posts at UCH. Uncle Harry might have told his nephew that the Top Docs were all selflessly dedicated to those dwelling in slums in the East End and just couldn’t wait to get the NHS up and running to Help The Poor, but that wasn’t true. The Top Docs were rich, very snobbish and were overwhelmingly against the creation of the NHS. See previous posts. Yes, some medical students and younger Docs supported the NHS, but they were elitists as well, but in a rather different way to the unbelievably snobby old gits at whose knees they learnt. Very few Docs saw underprivileged patients as their equals.
Morris’s first patient as a clinical student at UCH was an eight yr old boy with a hugely enlarged heart as a result of rheumatic heart disease, who had only months to live. The house physician looking after the boy was Charlotte Gray, later Lady Himsworth.
Morris was interested in juvenile rheumatism and rheumatic heart disease and used them to develop the notion of a model of social disease. Which leaves the adulation of Jerry Morris a worrying phenomenon, particularly in the light of the subsequent revolution that occurred in the science of that field; ‘juvenile rheumatism’ is not an example of ‘social disease’. This was the first bit of work that Morris carried out with Titmuss, as WW II approached. Morris made contact with Titmuss after he read Titmuss’s book published in the late 1930s about regional health differences. Titmuss was at the time working as an insurance claims person. Morris offered to use his position as a Top Doctor to help Titmuss and in return Titmuss helped Morris…
Jerry Morris and Richard Titmuss became very close friends from their first meeting and then their families became friendly which each other.
Morris and Titmuss, along with Max Rosenheim, formed the Committee for the Study of Social Medicine, which was set up in UCH in 1939. The first publications by Titmuss and Morris from this venture appeared in ‘The Lancet’ in 1942, by which time Morris was serving in the British Army in India. Morris and Titmuss worked together throughout WW II, communicating by airgraph and working on information sent to them by friends and relatives. The account of this venture suggests that it was the sort of thing that an undergrad today might produce for their project work; it does not sound as though it met the criteria for robust research, even by the standards of the time.
Max Leonard Rosenheim, Baron Rosenheim, (15 March 1908 – 2 December 1972), became a very big name in British medicine and the reputation of Morris and Titmuss may well have been protected by their association with Rosenheim. His name was mentioned by those who worked with him as much as possible. Dame Josephine Barnes, who was married to Sir Brian Warren, Ted Heath’s friend and personal Top Doc, worked with Max Rosenheim at UCH when Rosenheim was a registrar there. Barnes was another student at UCH during the 1930s who later became a huge name in British medicine. Warren and Barnes were at the heart of the Top Docs who ran and concealed the Westminster Paedophile Ring. See post ‘Uncle Harry’s Friends…’.
Max Rosenheim also gave a helping hand to the career of Dame Rosemary Rue, a Lady Doctor who had an incredibly troubled early career which was impeded by a number of old bigots but who’s fortunes took off like a rocket after she tripped over a dreadful old asylum near Oxford concealing some real horrors. From then on Rosemary travelled up through the Top Docs hierarchy in a most impressive way, eventually bagging one of the very senior NHS management jobs that were a result of Thatch’s NHS ‘reforms’. See post ‘Uncle Harry’s Friends…’ Dame Rosemary, as she ended up, ruled supreme over Oxfordshire’s NHS in particular. Where the organised abuse which the Dame had first found out about years previously had expanded and was now being concealed by even bigger and grander people.
Oxfordshire: domain of David Cameron’s Lady Magistrate mother, Douglas Hurd’s constituency, the Top Docs and Grand Academics of Oxford University, the class A drugs flying around between some of the students and which led to the death of Olivia Channon (the daughter of Paul Channon, Thatch’s Cabinet Minister), family seat of Cap’n Bob and many more… See previous posts.
Max Leonard Rosenheim was born in London to Ludwig Rosenheim, a stockbroker, whose father was from Wurzburg, Germany and Martha Reichenbach, whose father was from St Gall, Switzerland. His parents were non-practising Jews and members of the Ethical Society aka the Ethical movement or Ethical Culture movement or Ethical Humanism or Ethical Culture. This was an ethical, educational and religious and movement, which was an outgrowth of secular moral traditions in the 19th century, principally in Europe and the US. The movement gave rise to the American Humanist Association and in Britain, Conway Hall and the British Humanist Association, as well as, via an outgrowth of the Fellowship of the New Life, the Fabian Society.
Lord Max Rosenheim was educated at Shrewsbury School, as was Sir Charles Evans the Top Doctor who served as Principal of UCNW for the best part of 30 years until 1984 and allowed the institution to be colonised by the paedophile/trafficking gang. Evans was 10 years younger than Rosenheim, but the public schools like alumni networks, as do the Top Docs, the magnetic attraction between Evans and Rosenheim will have been irresistible. Rosenheim then studied at St John’s College, Cambridge, where Sir Ronnie Waterhouse studied, another man who liked old boy networks and then at UCH.
In 1938, Rosenheim was awarded the Bilton Pollard Travelling Fellowship and worked as research assistant for Dr Fuller Albright at the Massachusetts General Hospital.
Rosenheim joined the RAMC in 1941 and served in the Middle East and Italy. From 1945 to 1946, Rosenheim was consultant physician to the Allied Land Forces in South East Asia.
Rosenheim probably knew Field Marshal Lord Edwin Brammall. I have mentioned in previous posts that Edwin Brammall’s brother Ashley Brammall, the Labour MP for Bexley Heath, 1946-50 and Leader of ILEA, 1970-81, knew about kids from inner London boroughs being sent to children’s homes in north Wales. In 1961, Ashley Brammall was elected to the London County Council, representing Bethnal Green, where there was organised abuse which Dafydd and the gang later capitalised on. Brammall made the transition to the GLC when that body was set up in 1964; he was one of eight people to serve as a member of the GLC throughout its existence.
Ashley Brammall was a member of Westminster City Council, 1964-68 and his wife Gery also served as a Westminster City Councillor, 1964-68. Ashley and Gery Brammall served on Westminster City Council alongside Sir Brian Warren, Ted Heath’s personal Top Doctor and friend. Warren was married to Dame Josephine Barnes, who as a medical student and young Top Doc worked with Max Rosenheim. Barnes was mates with Geoffrey Chamberlain and his network, who were facilitating the Westminster Paedophile Ring at St George’s Hospital Medical School, which until 1980 was located at Hyde Park Corner and firmly in the area of Westminster City Council. Josephine Barnes spent most of her career as a consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist at Charing Cross Hospital, where the psychiatrists in the Gender Identity Clinic were facilitating organised abuse and the er Westminster Paedophile Ring (see previous posts)…
Ashley Brammall was a student at Magdalen College, Oxford in the mid-1930s and was elected to Chair the Oxford University Labour Club in 1938. At Oxford, Brammall he was an active debater at the Oxford Union Society, where he often debated with Ted Heath. Brammall was Treasurer of the Oxford Union in 1939. Others at Oxford with Heath and Brammall included Denis Healey, Woy Jenkins and Quintin Hogg. All of whom have previously featured on this blog with regard to their collusion with Dafydd and the gang.
Ted Heath’s constituency neighboured Ashley Brammall’s constituency.
Ashley Brammall was a barrister and a member of Inner Temple, along with Sir Cecil Havers, Lord Michael Havers and Michael’s sister Lord Elizabeth Butler-Sloss, all of whom concealed organised abuse, including the Westminster Paedophile Ring, Michael Havers going as far as to block prosecutions of those involved when he was Thatcher’s Attorney-General. See previous posts.
Rosenheim was Professor of Medicine at UCH, 1949-60. After 1960, Rosenheim retained his links with UCH, acting as a part-time physician. His own particular medical interests were renal disease and hypertension. Being a renal specialist, Rosenheim knew Professor Sir William Asscher, who as a senior Top Doc in Cardiff spent many happy years concealing the offending of George Thomas, Dafydd and the rest of the gang. Asscher was called to Paedophilia HQ at St George’s Hospital Medical School in 1988 to take up the position of Dean/Principal, after the previous Dean had been deposed in the wake of the Prof of Paediatrics at St George’s, Ollie Brooke, being convicted and jailed for child porn offences. See eg. ‘Oliver!’. Asscher had spent over 20 years in Cardiff, but he did know the London scene, having trained as a Top Doc at the London Hospital Medical School in the 1950s and then remaining in London to work.
Asscher went to Cardiff in 1964 as a senior lecturer in the Dept of Medicine at the Welsh National School of Medicine and as an honorary consultant physician to the United Cardiff Hospitals. 1964: Sir Kenneth Robinson took up his post as Minister of Health and Dafydd was given his job as a consultant at Denbigh. George Thomas’s mate Harold Wilson was elected as PM…
When Asscher returned to London as Dean of St George’s, Ollie’s mates were still at St George’s facilitating the pan-European paedophile ring of which he was a key player, particularly the psychiatrists, who were in direct contact with Dafydd. However, Ollie had mates in the Dept of Obs and Gynae as well and they were colluding. One of those was Professor Geoffrey Chamberlain. For an account of Chamberlain’s wrongdoing, including his experiments on live, late gestation foetuses whom he then killed and his fraudulent research, see post ‘Now Then…’. One of Chamberlain’s mates was Sir George Pinker, the Royal Gynaecologist (see post ‘Wimmin’s Wellbeing – the Fortnum and Mason Connection’). Chamberlain was also mates with Labour Party supporting Feminist Wimmin’s Champ, obstetrician and gynaecologist Wendy Savage. Wendy Savage spent her career at the London Hospital, which was located in Tower Hamlets in the East End, where Dafydd’s partner-gang was operating. Wendy Savage’s patients were their victims. See post ‘Uncle Harry’s Friends…’. One of the senior members of Chamberlain’s academic team at St George’s was the noxious Dr Cathy Wilson, a society fuckwit whom it was alleged had only secured her job because of her social connections. See previous posts. I have only just found out what William Asscher’s research interest was when he was a medical student at the London Hospital; it was the same area of research in which Cathy Wilson specialised. Cathy was the only senior member of staff at St George’s conducting such research.
Asscher owned a fine collection of paintings, Welsh porcelain and pottery. He served for many years on the Welsh Arts Council. Asscher married twice, his first wife dying not long after they married. After he retired, Asscher and his wife Jennifer returned to live in the Vale of Glamorgan permanently. They had kept their home there during the ears that Asscher was Dean/Principal of St George’s. Jennifer died within three years of their move back to south Wales and Asscher suffered from failing eyesight. ‘An old family friend, Zylvia Pumfrey (whose mother was Dutch), became his eyes and companion and together they enjoyed their mutual interest in opera, travel and the arts’.
My post ‘Some Very Eminent Psychiatrists From London…’ details the extraordinary events that surrounded me when I was admitted to Springfield Hospital, the mental health unit linked to St George’s, in early 1991. I did not know at the time, but the Top Docs of Springfield and St George’s knew that not only was I being repeatedly arrested on what they knew was the perjury of Tony and Sadie Francis, but they knew that Dafydd was sexually abusing patients and they suspected that Tony Francis was as well. Although the Top Docs at Springfield and St George’s wrote this down in letters to each other, at the same time they telephoned Francis, Dafydd and even Lucille Hughes to take evidence from them with regard to my dangerousness and ‘paranoid ideas’ about the ‘services’ in north Wales. I know now that they were all part of one big trafficking ring and that this nonsense was a charade to ensure that there was a trail of ‘evidence’ regarding the homicidal maniac that was me.
One of the key people in all this was Dr Robin Jacobson; his secretary was an Angela Pumfrey, who wrote to Dr D.G.E. Wood for his opinion on me. Wood had not been my GP for four years…
Surely Angela Pumfrey must be a relative of Zylvia, the ‘old family friend’ who was there for dear old Asscher in his final years? A quick google reveals a Zilvia Pumfrey to have recently been involved with Church and village events at a Cotswolds village in Oxfordshire, Charlbury.
There was an Eileen Pumfrey – although she might have been a Pumphrey – who used to teach counselling at Coleg Menai. She also taught on the social work course there, which was churning out social workers to join Dafydd’s gang. See post ‘Social Work – Theory’. I liked Eileen Pumphrey, but like everyone involved with that course, they knew about Dafydd and the ring. Eileen Pumphrey died approx one year after I got to know her. She died very quickly after being diagnosed with cancer. Three weeks afterwards if I remember. No-one had time to say good-bye to Eileen and a lot of people were deeply shocked and very upset. I got to know Eileen the year that the Waterhouse Report was published. Immediately after it’s publication, Eileen’s colleague who taught on the social work course at Coleg Menai told all of the classes that ‘one thing that will not be discussed today or ever is the Waterhouse Report’. He moved on to a different topic immediately. That was Geoff Lees, who the following year took up a new job as the Director of Clwyd MIND. Eileen died the following year.
Now don’t you worry my dear, we’ll look after you!
At St George’s, Asscher created a joint Faculty of Healthcare Sciences with Kingston University. The Top Docs at St George’s were unbelievably elitist and they did not like the idea of getting together with what was then a poly. Asscher’s obituary on the Royal College of Physicians ‘Lives of the Fellows’ online tells us that ‘Without this joint faculty and Bill’s leadership, it is perhaps unlikely that St George’s would have survived to become the UK’s only university dedicated to medical and health sciences education, training and research.’ The Royal College of Physicians have not mentioned that Professor Hugh Bentall, father of Richard Colleague of Dafydd, virtually ran Kingston-upon-Thames, being the very wealthy owner of Bentall’s, the upmarket department store in the town. Adrian Bell, a lecturer in the Dept of Plant Biology at UCNW who was assisting the gang in north Wales, did his first degree at Kingston Poly. Richard Bentall’s wife, the daughter of Eifion Jones the Dean of Science at UCNW, completed a degree in plant biology at UCNW, before training as an Angel. Hugh Bentall is now dead; he was a very rich man, so I presume that Richard now owns Kingston-upon-Thames…
Geoffrey Chamberlain had a big Harley Street practice with celeb patients, one of whom was Cilla, who was also a personal friend of Chamberlain’s. Chamberlain’s son was part of ‘Red or Dead’, Wayne Hemingway’s company, so he had more celeb contacts there…
When Chamberlain retired from the NHS in 2000, he was offered a job as a lecturer in the history of medicine at Swansea University, which was pretty much run by Rhodri Morgan’s family. See post ‘A Bit More Paleontology’. So Chamberlain was there in time for the fall-out from the publication of the Waterhouse Report. Chamberlain remained working at Swansea University until 2008. Chamberlain grew up in south Wales; his father was the Secretary to the Lord Mayor of Cardiff. Chamberlain went to Llandaff Cathedral School and Cowbridge Grammar and then studied medicine at UCL/UCH. Chamberlain’s early appointments included placements at Hammersmith Hospital/Royal Postgraduate Medical School and Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children.
Professor Geoffrey Chamberlain
Chamberlain’s wife Jocelyn was a Top Doc as well. She was a cancer researcher at the Middlesex Hospital.
It’s all about helping the Poor as Uncle Harry’s nephew will reassure us.
They also ran a paedophile ring Ed, the Westminster Paedophile Ring to be precise, no doubt about it.
Leo Abse was a similarly sensitive soul:
Ruthless people laughing all the way to the bank.
But I’m Jewish! I’m Welsh! I’m called Pankhurst! I have endured centuries of oppression and do you know I FIND YOU OFFENSIVE.
Dr Cathy Wilson’s mother was a Polish migrant to England, but a very rich one. Uncle Harry’s brother-in-law was a Polish Jew. Cathy Wilson loved entertaining at home, a grand residence in Notting Hill Gate. William Asscher was famous for his ‘at homes’ as well, in both of his residences, the one in the Vale of Glamorgan and the one in London. Asscher didn’t die until 2014; that’s an awful lot of entertaining.
Max Rosenheim – Jewish, but non-practising – was elected President of the Royal College of Physicians in 1966 and in 1972 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society.
While he was serving in the Army, Jerry Morris read Austin Bradford Hill’s work. Austin Bradford Hill was one of a group of Top Doctors with links to Dafydd’s mates in south Wales/Cardiff who made a great display of undertaking robust science. A small number of them did do that, but they did not ensure that their colleagues did as well and they all remained silent in the face of patient harm, abuse and research fraud. See previous posts.
Jerry Morris explained in his interview with Max Blythe that after he qualified as a Top Doc in 1934, he worked for a year as a GP in Shoreditch and then for a year in a mental hospital. Jerry might not have known much about ‘rheumatism’, but he’ll have known about organised abuse in the East End and the dreadful treatment of people in asylums. Even more importantly, Jerry will have maintained or re-established contact with his old muckers in the East End when Dafydd’s partners-in-crime set up in business there in the 1960s. The criminal enterprise was provided with extra protection by Lord Elwyn-Jones, a bent Welsh barrister who served as an East End Labour MP, 1950-74 and then as Attorney General, 1964-70 and Lord High Chancellor, 1974-79. See eg. post ‘Lest We Forget’.
My suspicions that Jerry was a bit flaky on the science front are given further weight by Morris describing the MRCP exam that he sat in 1939 as horrific, a terrible thing, but unfortunately it was obligatory. Like Top Doc Dannie Abse, Jerry Morris was another giant of science who found the science bit very difficult.
Jerry Morris mentions that after gaining his MRCP, he went to the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine with a view to taking a course there, but things overtook him and he didn’t end up at LSHTM for another few years. The person whom Jerry saw at LSHTM was the Dean, Wilson Jameson, who was the Sir Wilson Jameson, Britain’s CMO, 1940-50.
Morris certainly got around. Before serving in the RAMC in India and then Burma for three years, he worked in a hospital in Shrewsbury. There was a long-standing ring in Shropshire with which Dafydd and John Allen joined forces in the 1960s/70s and the family seat of Lord Harlech was in Shropshire. Lord Harlech knew about the Westminster Paedophile Ring and the sheer number of the members of his family who have met violent and/or untimely deaths, including of course Lord Harlech aka David Ormsby-Gore himself, suggests that the family have come under attack from those we know and love. See previous posts eg. ’95 Glorious Years!’
After returning from the Army in 1946, Jerry Morris finally completed his Diploma in Public Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He then bagged a Rockefeller Fellowship and was approached by the MRC after Kenneth Mellanby, the then Secretary of the MRC, saw Morris and Titmuss’s publications in ‘The Lancet’, that being virtually the sole outlet for their work.
My post ‘The Big Questions’ provided the background to Kenneth Mellanby, an ecologist and entomologist with a fondness for DDT, who for a short time was Director of the Sorby Research Institute at Sheffield University. The Sorby Research Institute was an MRC funded research station which existed during WW II and conducted unethical and dangerous research on volunteers, who were all conscientious objectors. Hans Krebs the Nobel laureate took over as Director of the Sorby after Mellanby stood down. Hans Krebs’s son Lord John Krebs did very well for himself after he worked as a zoologist at UCNW and discovered the paedophile ring. See post ‘The Science of Animal Behaviour’. Mellanby worked at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in the 1950s. Mellanby had links with Dafydd’s gang at UCNW and with the security services and was one of the people responsible for derailing the careers of witnesses from UCNW, including my friends and I. Kenneth Mellanby seems to have been someone who mopped up accomplices or members of the Westminster Paedophile Ring and kept them sweet with funding and jobs.
It was Mellanby who suggested that Jerry Morris set up the Social Medicine Unit; Morris insisted that Titmuss should be involved. In 1949 the Unit was established at the Central Middlesex Hospital. Morris was appointed as the Director and Titmuss the Deputy Director. Titmuss only remained in post until 1950, because he was offered his Chair at the LSE and left to take that up. I cannot help wondering if Titmuss, the hard-working self-taught man who left school at 14 with no formal qualifications and worked as an insurance clerk, was benefiting from the friends in high places of Top Doc Jerry Morris who wasn’t much good at science himself…
Top Docs would certainly have found it worth their while toadying to Lord Max Rosenheim. Apart from his clinical work and roles with the Royal College of Physicians, including that of President, Max was:
‘a member of the WHO (World Health Organisation) team visiting Indonesia in 1953 and of the Colombo Plan visiting India in 1955. He was visiting Professor at New York State University Medical School and at Massachusetts General Hospital in 1956 and in 1958 the Arthur Sims Travelling Professor going to Pakistan, Australia and New Zealand. He acted as external examiner in Jamaica, Nigeria and Khartoum. He was Consultant Adviser in General Medicine to the Ministry of Health (1955), Chairman of the Medical Panel of the British Council (1961) and a member of the Medical Research Council and of the Tropical Medicine Research Board from 1961-1964. He was a Consultant to the Rockefeller Foundation for the Study of Medical Education in Developing Countries (1964), a trustee of the Wolfson Foundation (1967), on the Army Medical Advisory Board, and Chairman of the Advisory Committee on Medical Research of the World Health Organisation. He was a member of the Medicines Commission from 1969 and of the Parliamentary and Scientific Committee, and the Medical Research Council’s Cancer Co-ordinating Committee from 1970. In the absence of a member of the Royal Family to undertake the Presidency of King Edward’s Hospital Fund for London in 1971, he became one of the three Governors. In 1972 he became Chairman of the Medicines Commission of the DHSS and was elected to the Board of Governors of UCH’.
I mentioned in my post ‘Uncle Harry’s Friends…’ that Rosenheim boosted the career of Dame Albertine Winner, ‘the first woman to become Deputy CMO’, 1947-67, who was fully on board with Dafydd and the gang…
Max’s colleagues and friends, men and women, ran a paedophile ring.
This is de rigueur for a Top Doc when one of their friends or family is seriously ill. I wouldn’t criticise them for that because anyone who knows anyone else with any degree of medical or healthcare knowledge always asks their advice. What is very wrong is that the Top Docs NEVER warn Other People as to which Top Docs should be avoided at all costs. Morris would never have sent one of their own to Dafydd or Gwynne, yet if he had ever been told by A Prole that they were not happy with them, the Prole would have received the standard Top Doc response: a stiffened reply that Dafydd/Gwynne was an excellent Doc and there had were no concerns about them at all, absolutely none. If the Prole didn’t shut up there and then, WW III would be declared.
Or they might have been referred to Dr Robin Jacobson, who’s secretary was the daughter of an old family friend of Mr Big in the Westminster Paedophile Ring!
D.G.E. Wood, you have been exposed on this blog as a nasty, abusive, lying, people trafficking, pompous, arrogant bastard. Next time respond to serious complaints you twat.
Titmuss was a lifelong very heavy smoker…
After learning all about ‘rheumatism’ at the feet of Galen et al, Jerry Morris turned his attention to coronary thrombosis, which at the time was ‘open territory’ in that so little was known about it Kenneth Mellanby was keen for Morris to begin working in this area, so Morris did so. Titmuss and Morris also carried out work on infant mortality and teamed up with Sir Dugald Baird in Aberdeen for that.
My post ‘Rab, High Table and the Founding Fathers’ explained that Baird was carrying out illegal abortions on a vast scale during the middle of the 20th century, as a result of his belief in abortion for socio-economic reasons. He aborted babies of poor people while having a big family himself. Baird’s activities were very widely known and he was never stopped. Indeed, Ann Dally and her mates at Tommy’s used Baird as their ‘role model’ when they too carried out illegal abortions, in their case for those who could pay. See post ‘Little Things Hitting Each Other’. Not only was Dugald Baird allowed to get on with his attempts to wipe out poor people’s attempts to have families unhindered, but he was given an MRC Sociology Unit to play with throughout the 1950s and 60s. Baird recruited a sociologist, Professor Raymond Illsley for that part of his empire. By the 1970s, Illsley was carrying out research commissioned by the Home Office Research Unit, which dished out contracts to numerous people who were colluding with Dafydd et al, some of whom went on to be the among the biggest names in criminology and social work in the UK. Illsley himself received dosh from the Home Office Research Unit to investigate ‘juvenile delinquency and social control’. See post ‘Rab, High Table and the Founding Fathers’.
Never mind the propaganda from Uncle Harry, this lot did exactly what they wanted, anything at all, behind all the pompousing and no-one even attempted to stop them no matter how dangerous or criminal their conduct.
Morris and Titmuss also conducted research on the health services themselves, which they called ‘operational research’. They conducted a study of the health services which were available to the general population in 1947, just before the establishment of the NHS, with the intention of following it up some years after the NHS was up and running. Morris and Titmuss knew that the Ministry of Health had no idea at all of what services were available and what calibre they were. Mellanby considered that it would be ‘suicidal’ for the Ministry to actually have such knowledge, because of the impact that it would have on the on battle that was at the time underway between the BMA and the Ministry of Health. Previous posts described the battle and how Nye Bevan had to give in to the Top Docs on every point re pay and conditions in order to get the BMA to drop their opposition to the NHS. No-one dared admit that the ‘service’ was, for so many people, frankly crap and could well continue to be crap after the establishment of the NHS…
Jerry quipped that although Mellanby was discussing the war between the BMA and the Ministry of Health, Mellanby would still be lunching with Sir Wilson Jameson, the CMO, twice a week at the Athenaeum.
They always put the patients first and it’s all for The Poor!
Kenneth Mellanby considered that possessing knowledge with regard to the state of the health services may have been suicidal, but Jerry et al were Top Docs so of course Mellanby ‘let them get on with it’, although there was resistance from the MRC. Morris comments in his interview with Blythe that it is not a good idea to deny a problem if the solution is not a popular one. Morris said this in public. This is what he was concealing while giving that interview:
When Morris set up the Social Medicine Unit in Jan 1948, with regard to coronary heart disease, ‘no-one knew anything about it’. Some of Morris’s own firm conclusions about coronary heart disease have now been debunked. For quite a few years now, Top Docs have got cross with people who think that women are at much lower risk of coronary disease than men. Why do people think that? Because for decades Jerry Morris told them. How did Jerry know? Because he read it. It was one of the few things that was known about coronary disease before Jerry got his teeth into the subject. Jerry never noticed that it wasn’t true.
- Jerry Morris carried out some famous work with regard to coronary disease in civil servants – which involved using the civil servants in the Ministry of Health, the old nutters like Sir Arnold France and Sir Clifford Jarrett (see ‘Uncle Harry’s Friends…’ and ‘The Bitterest Pill’), who were part of the Westminster Paedophile Ring – and the nearly as famous research comparing the propensity of different occupational groups to coronary disease. Morris’s groups included Top Docs, school teachers, bus drivers and bus conductors. The reason why Morris included the bus drivers and bus conductors was that Leslie Norman, the Chief Medical Officer of London Transport, was Morris’s mate from medical school. Morris began a large scale survey in 1949 and in 1953 famously published a paper stating that the sedentary drivers of London’s double-deckers had higher rates of cardiovascular disease than the conductors who climbed the stairs; the conductors had fewer than half the heart attacks of the drivers.
Morris found that a lower incidence of heart attacks among people doing physical work was not, for the most part, related to other factors, like body type. London Transport provided him with the sizes of the trousers it supplied to its workers. Morris’s data indicated that the conductors’ waistbands were smaller, but that their protection against heart attack could not be explained by their relative leanness. They had a lower risk of heart attack whether they were slim, average size or portly.
- The officials of the TGWU were very interested in Morris’s work; they were interested because they wanted to use his results to establish differential pay rates and Morris subsequently ended up meeting some of the unions barons of the time. What role Morris’s old mate from medical school the CMO played in all this I haven’t been able to find out yet. Morris’s practices suggest that the CMO will have had some sort of vested interest, Morris did not seem to work with anyone who did not.
Jerry Morris followed up his study of London Transport workers with a study of postal workers. Comparing those who delivered the mail by walking or riding bicycles with the sedentary clerks behind the window at the Post Office and the telephone operators, he found that the deliverers also had a far lower risk of heart attack.
Then Morris conducted an eight year study of the overall physical activity of 18,000 male civil servants in sedentary jobs. The data showed that those who engaged in regular aerobic exercise — fast walking, cycling, swimming or other sports — reduced their risk of heart attack by half.
Morris’s publications from these studies appeared in ‘The Lancet’, that journal being on very good terms with Jerry Morris.
Morris worked with his close knit team at the MRC for years. A close knit team can be very productive; I have published with the same few people repeatedly, because they can work at speed and not fail to get things done and the people whom I published with most were excellent and could be relied upon to spot any flaws in my ideas, so I loved knowing that they were thinking about everything as well, lest I had missed something obvious. However, if one is Jerry Morris, a close knit team means that you can tell lies and no-one is going to blow the whistle because they are all in on it and that there are no outsiders to notice that the data either isn’t there or doesn’t support the claims being made.
Morris’s MRC Unit was established with guaranteed funding until Morris retired at 65. One advantage of such an arrangement is that researchers can get on with the research and not spend more time trying to raise more funding than they are spending on the research. The downside, or if you are Jerry Morris, the upside, is that you can be busy doing bugger all and making it up as you go along and no panel of peer reviewers ever comes along to cast a critical eye…
Although during the 1950s Morris’s MRC Social Medicine Unit published papers on infant mortality, from the late 1960s to early 1970s the Unit focused mostly on cardiovascular disease. In the mid-1960s the Unit began studying exercise taken by people in their leisure time. It was the cardiovascular disease work that really made Morris famous, because he established the association between aerobic exercise and the incidence of coronary heart disease.
At the time of the 1986 Max Blythe interview, Morris was conducting research on men at the executive grade of the Civil Service, the work being carried out in collaboration with the Civil Service’s own medical service and the Treasury. A very cliquey bit of research…
Not that Jerry was at all grateful for the huge gravy train on which he had been travelling since a young man who had difficulties with science and exams. Jerry told Max Blythe that he could remember the ‘MRC in its great days without Keith Joseph breathing down its neck’. That’ll be the Jewish Keith Joseph who concealed the sex abuse ring that Jerry’s friends were facilitating, the Keith Joseph who was an MP for a Leeds constituency at Savile HQ. Had Keith Joseph and the rest of his Gov’t not been prepared to ignore the murders of witnesses in order to keep their colleague Sir Peter Morrison out of prison as he abused kids in care in north Wales, Jerry et al would have found their funding streams terminated completely. Peter Morrison’s sister was Dame Mary Morrison, who was Woman-of-the-Bedchamber to Lilibet, Carlo’s mum, while Carlo was Chancellor of UCNW, one of the institutions which was facilitating Dafydd’s gang.
Are you by any chance Jewish Carlo? Or a former member of the New Left, along with Uncle Harry’s brother-in-law and Eric Hobsbawm?
The study which Jerry Morris ran into aerobic sports between 1976 and 1986 led to the whole new field of sports medicine research. Yet another reason why so many people have a vested interest in upholding the myth of Jerry…
Professor Lew Hardy of Bangor University. Who is famed for his nose, but no-one’s told him what the comment which caused the most mirth was…
After discussing his famous studies with Max Blythe, Morris returned to the subject of the work that he did with Dugald Baird. He mentioned that it was Baird who established the idea of the ‘long pregnancy’ ie. that the health of a baby isn’t just dependent upon the lifestyle of the mother, but also of her mother, the theory being that the conditions in the womb that incubated the mother of the mother of the baby are important as well. Theoretically this is interesting, but it did result in huge anxiety on the part of pregnant women, which probably didn’t do them any good.
Jerry Morris told Blythe that he really liked Dugald Baird and while he worked with Baird and Baird’s colleagues in Aberdeen, he also worked with the General Register Office. Who knew what Dugald was up to. Dugald aborted so many babies that it showed up in the statistics for the birth rate; it wasn’t what one would have expected…
Morris explained that he stopped his collaborative work with Baird because to continue it they ‘would have needed to bring in a whole new team’ and Morris wouldn’t. I don’t expect that Dugald was too keen to have a whole new crowd of people who weren’t used to his little ways turning up either. Morris doesn’t explain why a whole new team was going to be needed; I wonder if someone became a bit worried about Morris and Baird and decided that a few faces not of the inner circle should be sent along?
During his interview with Max Blythe, Jerry remembered that the MRC were always pressing him to expand his team and take on new people and that a lot of people who worked in Jerry’s Unit went on to hold Chairs. No-one was going to take a look at Jerry and Titmuss’s research and say ‘er, hang on, what’s THIS…’
Jerry also explained that it was great working in the MRC Unit, because he could truthfully say to people that ‘I belong to the MRC rather than I belong to the Ministry of Health’. No-one pulled Jerry’s strings, as he rolled up to Richard Crossman’s meetings uninvited, used Civil Service staff from the Ministry of Health for his research which was funded by the Ministry of Health/DHSS and then used to formulate DHSS policies.
Jerry was a man of multiple talents. Not only did he continue with his work on the quality of medical care in Britain – it was uniformly fantastic as Uncle Harry could confirm – but Jerry served as a magistrate for 10 years and found himself in demand by the Gov’t to sit on Committees and Commissions. Now there’s another reason why the Myth of Jerry and the Top Docs had to be sustained.
Jerry sat on the Home Office Committee on Juvenile Delinquency and on the Royal Commission for Penal Reform. The Royal Commission for Penal Reform, according to Jerry, was a ‘disaster’, which ‘collapsed for personality reasons’. This is an odd way of summarising up the problem, which was that Derick Heathcoat-Amory was unable to sign a Report which would, as Jerry explained, ’empty the prisons’. Jerry and the Royal Commission had of course found that even back then, the prisons were full of people who very obviously should not have been in them. Jerry’s psychiatrist colleagues had been responsible for many of them being there but Jerry didn’t mention that. So although Radical Jerry had been confident that he and his pals on the Royal Commission could Change Things, Heathcoat-Amory could not possibly put his name to a document that would er Change Things, although Something Must Be Done.
Did any readers listen to ‘Today In Parliament’ last night? Those at the trough were debating the prisons and criminal justice crisis.
Derick Heathcoat-Amory, 1st Viscount Amory, served as Chancellor of the Exchequer, January 1958 – 27 July 1960, under Harold Macmillan. Heathcoat-Amory was educated at Eton and Christ Church College, Oxford University. He was elected a Devon County Councillor in 1932 and worked in textile manufacturing and banking. He served in the British Army between 1920 and 1948. Heathcoat-Amory was elected the Tory MP for Tiverton in 1945, a constituency previously held by his grandfather Sir John Heathcoat-Amory. He stood down from the Commons in 1960 and was raised to the peerage. Heathcoat-Amory was Chancellor of Exeter University, 1972-81.
In 1972, Lord Amory succeeded his brother in the family baronetcy; he died in January 1981, aged 81, a Bachelor who had not been blessed with children, so his viscountcy became extinct upon his death.
Harold Macmillan – Profumo – Devon – Jeremy Thorpe. Need I say more? The Bachelor Gay was absolutely not going to sign a Report releasing the victims of the Westminster Paedophile Ring from prison was he?
Lord Amory’s nephew David Philip Heathcoat-Amory (born 21 March 1949) has carried on the tradition of Keeping Schtum. David was the Tory MP for Wells, 1983-2010. The Bishop of Bath and Wells concealed the activities of the serial molester of a vicar, the Rev John Rigg, at Bawdrip, near Bridgwater. Rigg had been moved from his previous parish in Lincoln for molesting and did it all over again in Somerset. The Top Docs in Somerset and local police knew what Rigg was doing to both adult women and children by 1974, but Rigg remained the vicar of Bawdrip well into the late 1980s. Rigg came from a legal family of lawyers and judges, rather than from a clergy family. See previous posts, eg. ‘The Bitterest Pill’.
Like his uncle, David was educated at Eton and Christ Church, Oxford. He was President of the Oxford University Conservative Association and was a contemporary of John Redwood, Edwina Currie, William Waldegrave et al. Heathcoat-Amory qualified as an accountant in 1974 and joined Price Waterhouse. In 1980, he was appointed as the Assistant Finance Director of the British Technology Group (BTG) where he remained until he was elected to the Commons in 1983.
In Parliament, Heathcoat-Amory was appointed as PPS to the Financial Secretary of the Treasury John Moore in 1985 and from 1986 he was also the PPS to Moore’s successor at the Treasury, Norman Lamont. Following the 1987 General Election, Heathcoat-Amory became the PPS to the Home Secretary Douglas Hurd, until 1988, when Heathcoat-Amory was promoted to Thatch’s Gov’t as an Assistant Gov’t Whip.
Heathcoat-Amory was in the Home Office when Dafydd and the gang, in collusion with the Home Office, Risley Remand Centre and the Mental Health Act Commission, planned and executed an attempt to frame and imprison me for ‘attempting to stab a doctor’. It fell apart when a Sgt in Bangor Police Station and a nursing officer at Ysbyty Gwynedd didn’t tell as many lies as were needed. See previous posts eg. ‘Hey, Hey DAJ, How Many Kids Did You Kill Today?’
If Heathcoat-Amory would like to leave a comment of explanation on the blog, I’d be interested to hear from him.
Police: How is it that I can provide the names and details of people involved in serious crime on this blog when it was beyond your abilities to apprehend them at the time?
Read more about Heathcoat-Amory and his role in yet more Somerset shenanigans related to me in previous posts…
Jerry Morris also sat on the Seebohm Committee, which was Chaired by Frederic Seebohm and resulted in the Seebohm Report ie. the Report of Committee on Local Authorities and Allied Personal Social Services, July 1968. I have blogged about the Seebohm Committee and Report previously; a nice selection of paedophiles’ friends had a seat on the Seebohm Committee.
The Seebohm Committee did Lucille and Dafydd a massive favour, because it recommended and resulted in a rearrangement of Social Services Depts, with the creation of a ‘unified Social Service’ within each local authority. Teams To See To The Client’s Every Need. So the same group of gangsters employed by the same local authority could have a grip on all aspects of their victim’s life: physical and mental health, the kids and their welfare, elderly relatives, the lot. All backed up by the corrupt lawyers employed by the local authority. I saw this in action in Gwynedd; Dafydd’s gang would rip through whole extended families, even the grandparents weren’t safe. There was no accountability, no second opinion, no third parties involved, all roads left to Gwynedd County Council/Social Services/Health Authority/Education Authority, ie. Lucille and Dafydd.
Frederic Seebohm, Baron Seebohm (18 January 1909 – 15 December 1990), was a banker, soldier and ‘social work innovator’. He was born in Hitchin in Hertfordshire and educated at Leighton Park School and Trinity College, Cambridge, host at the time to the Cambridge gay spies and double agents. After university Seebohm joined Barclays Bank, which had taken over the Hitchin Bank founded by his family. Having been local Director of the bank’s branch office in Luton and Birmingham, Seebohm became Director of the main Board after WW II. In 1951, he was made a member of the bank’s overseas Board and in 1965 Chairman of the renamed Barclays Bank International. Seebohm retired seven years later.
In December 1965, Seebohm the Chairman of Barclays Bank International was appointed by Douglas Houghton MP to Chair the Committee on Local Authority Personal Social Services. Seebohm was also Chairman of the Overseas Development Institute, (ODI). The ODI is an ‘independent think tank on international development and humanitarian issues’, founded in 1960. Based in London, its mission is “to inspire and inform policy and practice which lead to the reduction of poverty, the alleviation of suffering and the achievement of sustainable livelihoods in developing countries”. It does this by “locking together high-quality applied research, practical policy advice, and policy-focused dissemination and debate.”
Old war horses like me will remember the fuss about Barclays and its investments in South Africa. There were all the tossers who doubled up as the SU sabbatical officers at UCNW not noticing the branch of Barclays down the stairs from their offices in the SU building in Bangor. But then Duncan Orme, Fran Tate and Fiona Woolmer colluded with the trafficking gang that was operating in the Student Health Centre. If they couldn’t take on Dafydd and Gwynne, they weren’t going to be much help to Peter Hain and the Anti-Apartheid Movement were they. The Anti-Apartheid movement that included leading lights such as Jeremy Thorpe, David Ennals, Mervyn Susser and other mates of Dafydd and the gang. See previous posts…
Seebohm received a K in 1970 and a peerage in 1972. Between 1970 and 1971, he was High Sheriff of Hertfordshire, as his grandfather had been. He was President of the National Institute for Social Work, with which Tessa Jowell was involved, as well as the paedophile social work academic Peter Righton. See previous posts. Seebohm was in addition President of the Royal African Society and of Age Concern. He was Chairman of the Joseph Rowntree Memorial Trust (now the Joseph Rowntree Foundation) for 15 years and one of the founders of the York Council of Voluntary Service. Seebohm also served as a Governor of the LSE and the Haileybury and Imperial Service College. He was also Chairman of 3i.
Seebohm died in a road accident in 1990, his wife a short time after. They were out of the way by the time that the North Wales Police undertook the first investigation into the abuse of kids in care in north Wales then. Whether Seebohm met with an accident before or after Greville Janner was interviewed by the police I do not know.
In 1932, Seebohm married Evangeline Hurst, daughter of Sir Gerald Hurst. They had one son and two daughters, including Victoria Glendinning. See previous posts.
Jerry told Max Blythe that at the time Douglas Houghton ‘was the supremo of Social Services’ and that Houghton ‘produced a paper on the reform of services for juvenile delinquents’. Douglas Houghton has starred in previous posts, but here’s a quick overview.
Harold Wilson certainly selected someone who would resonate with the Swinging 60s for his Social Services supremo. Arthur Leslie Noel Douglas Houghton, Baron Houghton of Sowerby (11 August 1898 – 2 May 1996) was the last British Cabinet Minister born in the 19th century.He was also the last veteran of WW I to serve in the Cabinet and both Houses of Parliament. Houghton survived the Battle of Passchendale.
Houghton was a ‘great believer in equality of opportunity’ and campaigned for certain numbers of lower (clerical) grade civil servants to have the chance of taking an examination that could lead to previously unheard-of promotion. In 1922, he founded the Inland Revenue Staff Federation and was its leader, 192260. Houghton served on the General Council of the TUC, 1952-60 and as Chairman of the Staff Side Civil Service National Whitley Council, 1955-57.
Houghton was an Alderman of the London County Council, 1947-49. He served as the Labour MP for Sowerby in Yorkshire, 1949-74. Throughout the rise and rise of Jimmy Savile…
The post of Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster after 1964 gave Houghton a position in the Cabinet and special responsibility for Social Services, but not an actual Dept over which he could preside. He was able to do damage nonetheless, but Harold Wilson wanted him to do even more damage and in a 1966 reshuffle, Wilson made Houghton Minister without Portfolio.
Houghton was dropped from Gov’t in 1967 and became Chairman of the PLP. His predecessor, Manny Shinwell, could be ‘rather fiery and unpredictable’. Houghton was succeeded as Chair of the PLP by Ian Mikardo, someone else on board with Dafydd and the gang. See previous posts.
Lord Houghton was passionate about the subject of animal welfare, but then the animal rights activist Mark Glover had a sister who was a student at UCNW in the early 1980s and she knew about Dafydd and Gwynne and managed not to say anything. Lisa Glover was at least a vegetarian though.
In 1939, Douglas married Vera Houghton who also worked at Association of Officers for Taxes, ‘before becoming a campaigner for abortion law reform and free birth control’.
The people trafficker’s dream that was Wimmin’s Champ Vera Houghton:
Vera Houghton, Baroness Houghton of Sowerby (18 October 1914 – 30 November 2013) was Chair of the Abortion Law Reform Association, 1963-67 and founder of the Birth Control Trust. Vera also served as a Vice President of the British Eugenics Society, 1964-1966 and again in 1969 when it was reformed as the Galton Institute.
Vera was the Chair of the Abortion Law Reform Association whilst the organisation, lobbied, sponsored and steered the Abortion Act 1967 through Parliament. Previous posts explain how that was achieved by MPs who knew about the criminality of Top Docs and twisted their arms hard, the Top Docs as a body being opposed to the Act. See eg. post ‘Man Of Steel’.
Neither Vera or the Man Of Steel mentioned a word as until about 1990 Top Docs across the whole of north Wales conspired to unlawfully deny women access to NHS abortions and forced them into the hands of a dangerous private abortionist in Chester or Dafydd for an ‘assessment’ for an NHS abortion, which they were always denied anyway. Their babies disappeared without explanation. See eg. ‘It’s Bachman Turner Overdrive – Not Arf’.
This man knows where those babies went – as well as Dafydd of course – but he’s not telling:
Following this, Vera continued to campaign for women’s reproductive rights by founding the Birth Control Trust, which pushed for universally free contraceptives. They were certainly liberally dished out to the kids forced into prostitution by Dafydd et al. Vera also became active in the Family Planning Association becoming its Chair in 1973, with birth control becoming freely available on the NHS in 1974. She also became Executive Secretary of the International Planned Parenthood, 1953 -59. In 1986, Vera was appointed a CBE. Under Thatch’s Gov’t…
Jerry Morris was a magistrate at the time of the Seebohm Committee and of course told Max Blythe that the Labour Gov’t thought that the services ‘were awful’. Indeed they were, but Wilson’s Swingers at the DHSS knew that they could not ‘reform’ the institutions where youngsters were being gang-raped and forced into sex work because of um er well it’s a bit tricky, yes, um complex, have you met Brian Abel-Smith? He runs a fashion business for Gents and flies to Italy himself to choose the best designs! The Beatles and the Stones and the Who are customers and they know Cilla [that’s enough swingers with friends in High Places – Ed].
Jerry commented that the Seebohm Report ‘was the end of the Medical Officer of Health’. Not that it mattered that their jobs disappeared; they were given new jobs in which they continued to abuse their positions. Dafydd’s mate the Medical Officer of Health for Anglesey who, in the early 1960s, helped Dafydd carry out research into ‘incest on Anglesey’ remained in the system and in Dec 1990, his name appeared on the paper describing a Cancer Research Breakthrough, at a time when the paedophile gang was in need of good PR. It wasn’t a breakthrough, it was yet another research fraud brought to the world by Dafydd and his mates at Ysbyty Gwynedd and UCNW, but no-one lost their jobs and two of the people who’s name was on the paper became the key members of staff at Bangor University for teaching stats and running the clinical trials unit. See post ‘They Think It’s All Over – It Is Now’.
As with the reform of the Social Service Depts after Seebohm, organised criminals doesn’t disappear if they are simply given new job titles.
In 1967, Jerry Morris joined the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), taking with him the MRC’s Social Medicine Research Unit. Dame Rosemary Rue, while concealing organised abuse in Oxfordshire, was the Prof of Public Health at LSHTM, 1980-82. Dame Rosemary also became the President of the Faculty of Community Medicine/Public Health…
On retirement Jerry Morris was recognised as Emeritus Professor of Public Health at LSHTM. He died on 28 October 2009, at the age of 99 years.
Jane Hutt’s father Michael Hutt served on the MRC’s Tropical Medicine Research Board, 1972 -76 and on the Wellcome Trust’s Tropical Research Grants Committee, 1981-84. He was Vice-President of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 1991-93 and was elected an Honorary Fellow by them in 1993.
Wheels Within Wheels, Or Flies Around A Corrupt, Incestuous Shithouse Jane?
At the end of the interview with Blythe, Jerry Morris discusses health inequalities, which of course he spent his career fighting and notes that the ‘public are changing their diets’. So that is why more than 30 years after that interview, Top Docs scream at the general public daily that obesity will destroy the planet, that they are not eating their 5 a day, that they are troughing far too many Big Macs and pizzas, that a Sugar Tax is needed as well as a Red Meat Tax, because it’s all their bloody fault that health inequalities stubbornly remain and people in lower socio-economic groups die years younger than Top Doctors do and people with learning disabilities and Paranoid Schizophrenia die some 20 years earlier than the average. It’s all the fault of the pizza, not the ‘Do not resuscitate’ notice that has been placed in the medical records without the patient’s or carer’s knowledge.
Jerry Morris sees further hope for the human race when he tells Blythe about the difference to old age that medicine is making. He mentions cataract surgery, hip replacements, prostates and pacemakers and observes that his friends have benefited from all of these and they are all over 70!
Exactly Jerry, your occupational group is doing very nicely. Anyone for a Mindfulness retreat followed by a foot massage? No chavs allowed.
Jerry concludes by saying ‘so the study of health services is going to get more and more important… There is tremendous scope for study there and also to impress upon the public that they have to spend more on health services’, which Max Blythe and Jerry agree is ‘a major task’.
My how things haven’t changed.
The celebrity interview with Jerry took place in May 1986. Mary Wynch’s case had received publicity in the London broadsheets in the summer of 1985 and by the spring of 1986, I had contacted the GMC and Keith Best, the MP for Anglesey. Brown had written to D.G.E. Wood raising his serious concerns and Alison Taylor had begun to blow the whistle as loudly as she could. My house mate Anne was killed in April 1986. Professor Oliver Brooke of St George’s was under investigation and there were also questions beginning to be asked about the abuse of kids in care in Leicestershire.
Patient F was framed and imprisoned in 1986 after confronting social workers and others about the ill-treatment of boys in the children’s homes in Bangor.
Paedophiles In Distress, Reinforcements Needed…
Dafydd et al had remained intact after the Crisis Of 1986/87 (see post ‘Hey, Hey DAJ, How Many Kids Did You Kill Today?’), but Jerry was called into service again in 2000, the year in which the Waterhouse Report was published. The Journal of Epidemiological Community Health 2000; 54:8 ran an article entitled ‘Still publishing after all these years’ and explained that
In this number, we carry linked contributions from two of the great postwar public health practitioners, Professors Jerry Morris and Mervin [sic] Susser.
I discussed Mervyn Susser in my post ‘The Science of Animal Behaviour’. He was an epidemiologist who was as famous for his anti-apartheid activity as he was for his Top Doctoring and he was a friend and colleague of Professor Hugh Freeman. Freeman was Dafydd and Tony Francis’s pal who was presiding over the trafficking ring and genocidal mental health services in Greater Manchester. What with Hugh Freeman being the Editor of the British Journal of Psychiatry and then turning himself into an historian of medicine when his mates in north Wales and Cheshire were placed under investigation (see previous posts), the dreadful reality of the mental health services in Manchester while Hugh Freeman ran them and Mervyn told lies to back him up was never revealed, until the service collapsed some years ago among much scandal.
Appropriately, we also initiate our new section, “The JECH Gallery”, with a portrait of Jerry Morris. At the age of 90, Jerry Morris is still producing powerful contributions to public health and social medicine. Morris, together with his group from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, considers what a minimum income for healthy living needs to be for single, working men aged 18 to 30 in the UK. The novel methodology deployed challenges policy makers to justify the assumptions that they make when setting seemingly arbitrary levels of income support. While Morris et al’s focus is on young adult men, the same approach would be equally of interest, and politically timely if applied for example to the situation of pensioners. This work is in the great tradition of British poverty studies going back to Rowntree at the beginning of the 20th century. Meanwhile, in an editorial on inequality, Mervin Susser touches base with Jerry Morris’ work and explores the apparent paradoxes that determine the continuing existence of inequalities in health despite radical changes in disease patterns, and that relative inequality seems to increase with increasing standard of living.
Poor old Mervyn just couldn’t understand what was going so wrong after the years of hard work that he and the traffickers had put in…
Jerry Morris was born in Liverpool in 1910 and educated in Glasgow and London. After an early career in Nottingham Public Health department and as Assistant MoH [Medical Officer of Health] for Middlesex in 1939–41,
Jerry in Nottingham: that’s a part of Jerry’s CV that isn’t usually advertised. The Nottingham of Ken Clarke, which in the 1980s hosted the Nottingham Satanic Panic. Nottingham University also hosted Professor Robert Baldwin’s Cancer Research Campaign Laboratories which were the location of a massive research fraud perpetrated in collaboration with an American drug company. See eg. Oh, Lordy! It’s CR UK’. Baldwin’s scam was known to the highest authorities in Nottingham University and to most other cancer researchers. The CRC definitely knew about it. In 1988, even the obscure small business community of Nottingham touched the life of those who knew what was happening to me at the hands of Dafydd’s gang. See post ‘Jennifer’s Diary’.
he spent much of the war in the RAMC in India. His friendship with the social scientist Richard Titmuss began in the late 1930s, and during the war Morris and Titmuss published pioneering papers on juvenile heart disease. These interests were carried further when Morris became the Director of the MRC’s (Medical Research Council) Social Medicine Unit, established in 1948 initially at the Central Middlesex Hospital, a strong centre for social medicine in the postwar years.
While their graduate Gwynne lobotomised the victims of a paedophile ring in the North Wales Hospital Denbigh
The Unit moved first to the London Hospital in 1956, and then to the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) in 1967. Its tenure was extended until Jerry Morris’ retirement in 1975. During the 1950s the Unit published pioneering papers on infant mortality and the influence of physical exercise on coronary heart disease. Its later work in the late 60s and early 70s was much concerned with cardiovascular disease. Jerry Morris’ association with Titmuss and with Brian Abel Smith, both at the London School of Economics, was important in the formation of health policy under the UK’s Labour governments of the 1960s.
Not only were policies based on very flaky research which were ineffective implemented, but it was all a cover for the Westminster Paedophile Ring and the associated serious crime. The toxic legacy is still with us today.
Already in ‘Uses of Epidemiology’ (1957) he had written a pioneering textbook with a blueprint for chronic disease epidemiology. While Titmuss was a member of the Todd committee on medical education, Morris was a member of the Seebohm committee on the personal social services and of the Hunter committee on medical administration. These committees were of central importance in the restructuring of the health service and the redesignation of the MoH as the community physician within the health service, establishing new social service departments in the local authorities.
Giving the criminals new job titles in new depts within the ‘services’.
Morris was the architect of the new community physician, responsible for community diagnosis and intended to be the linchpin of the National Health Service in the UK.
In 1970, at LSHTM, Morris launched the MSc in Community Medicine, delivered jointly by faculty from LSHTM and LSE. This was established as a new course for community physicians. Dr Duncan Egdell, the Community Physician for Clwyd Health Authority, was the Main Man who refused to respond to my serious complaints about Dafydd, who failed to pass crucial information onto other colleagues and who, when finally forced to confront Dafydd after the rigged investigation organised by the Welsh Office, had a polite chat with Dafydd over a cup of tea, told me a load more lies and flatly refused to respond when I submitted more evidence of further criminality. The Community Physician for Gwynedd Health Authority is also named on my documents. See previous posts.
At the LSHTM, the MSc in Community Medicine was established to train this new cadre.
Something went very wrong there then, as with the social workers churned out by the LSE when Titmuss and Abel-Smith ruled the roost there…
Jerry Morris has been a member of many significant postwar health committees, from the first RCP committee on smoking and air pollution in the 1950s to the Black committee on inequalities in health in 1979. At the centennial Olympic Games he was honoured, together with Ralph PaVenbarger, with a special medal in recognition of pioneering studies demonstrating how exercise reduces the rate of heart disease. In 2000, he continues as an active member of the Health Promotion Research Unit at LSHTM.
Another sub-speciality which has just been so effective…
(We are indebted to the organising committee of the celebration for Jerry Morris’ 90th birthday conference for kind permission to republish this pen portrait here.)
Jerry’s 90th birthday was celebrated by a witness seminar held on 21 July 2000 at LSHTM. A record of this event, with presentations by Sir Michael Marmot and Sir Roger Bannister and other luminaries, was published in association with the proceedings of a conference on Epidemiology, Social Medicine and Public Health. Sir Michael Marmot is yet another Top Doc – a psychiatrist as well – who had dedicated his career to eliminating health inequalities but hasn’t got very far. Marmot bangs on at great length about the lower orders eating junk food and puffing away on their fags, but I have never heard Marmot utter a word about the serious neglect and abuse of psych patients and the debilitating side effects of anti-psychotics, which can cause death. See post ‘Professor Prestigious and his Associates’. Sir Roger Bannister is another Top Doc who has entered the history books, as a result of his less than four minute mile as well as his adventures as a neurologist, but Sir Roger too was linked to Dafydd et al. See previous posts.
So Jerry’s 90th birthday fell in the aftermath of the Waterhouse Report; time for a celebration of Jerry’s enormous contribution to the success of the Westminster Paedophile Ring. A lot of Top Docs are indebted to Jerry. Many of his former students and junior colleagues became Regional Medical Officers and/or hold Chairs. Jerry’s crew aren’t only to be found in the UK either, they have scattered across the globe. With regard to those who are in the UK and held/hold public health/Regional Medical Officer posts, there will be some in Wales concealing the dreadful clinical outcomes and the suicide rates, as well as in other parts of the UK with direct links to Dafydd’s gang.
The Editor of the journal which maxed out of Jerry and Mervyn was JOHN R ASHTON, CBE.
John Ashton has featured on this blog before, he’s a key player in Dafydd’s Liverpool network. Professor John Ashton (born 27 May 1947 in Liverpool) is a former lecturer and Professor of Public Health at Southampton University. They were all on board with Dafydd down there at Southampton – it was the domain of dear old Donald Acheson – and some very odd things were happening in their IVF unit in the late 1980s as well. See post ‘Professor Prestigious and His Associates’.
Ashton has also worked at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the University of Liverpool Medical School, Dafydd’s alma mater. Ashton was Regional Director of Public Health/Regional Medical Officer for the North West of England for 13 years and Director of Public Health/County Medical Officer for 6 years. So Ashton presided over the havoc caused by Dafyd’s gang on Merseyside…
Ashton was one of the initiators of WHO’s Healthy Cities Project, 1986-88, during which time it went from being a European project to a global movement and a pioneer of three public health initiatives.
Ashton is a member of the Labour Party. In February 2012 the Gov’t response to Ashton’s criticism of the Health and Social Care Bill which he said “will totally dismantle the NHS” was raised in Parliament. Ashton Had Spoken! It was the Poor who were his central concern.
In January 2011, Ashton was appointed a Trustee of the National Museum Liverpool and in November 2012 he was elected as President of the Faculty of Public Health, 2013-16.
In 2014, commenting on WHO’s call for a ban on e-cigarettes, Ashton said he didn’t support a ban but wanted to avoid young people starting to smoke. During an exchange on Twitter, according to ‘The Times’, Ashton called one e-cigarette advocate a “c**t” and another an “onanist.” Ashton faced an investigation for his use of offensive language. On 16 September the Faculty of Public Health apologised for his inappropriate and offensive language and said that Ashton had taken voluntary leave of absence. On 26 September following an investigation, the Faculty of Public Health stated that it had given advice to Ashton and was looking forward to him continuing his role in office. Had an Empowered Service User sent Ashton such a tweet, the matter would have probably been reported to the police and pressure would have been applied for a prosecution on the grounds that Empowered Service Users have to Take Responsibility. The Top Docs just receive advice, as did Dafydd, after illegally imprisoning Mary Wynch and then after doing it all over again with me less than 10 years later.
Ashton was educated at Quarry Bank High School in Liverpool, now known as Calderstones School. Quarry Bank High School is of course famous for having as former pupils John Lennon and Paul McCartney. Quarry Bank High School for Boys alone (the school has gone through several reincarnations and name changes) has actually done really well in terms of old pupils. There are just a few:
- Prof. John Ashton, Director of Public Health
- Rt. Rev. Jonathan Bailey, Bishop of Derby from 1995 to 2005
- Clive Barker, writer, director and producer of many highly acclaimed films (Hellraiser, Candyman), books (Weaveworld, The Hellbound Heart), comic books (Razorline, Tapping the Vein) and video games (Clive Barker’s Undying, Clive Barker’s Jericho)
- Brian Barwick, Chief executive of the Football Association from 2005 to 2008
- David Basnett, trade union leader
- Michael Batty CBE FRS FBA, Bartlett Professor of Planning at University College London
- Stephen Bayley, architecture writer and Chief executive of the Design Museum from 1986 to 1989
- Prof. Edmund (Ted) Bellamy, Professor of Physics at Westfield College, London from 1960 to 1984
- Jim Black, former Head of Presentation at BBC Radio 4 for fourteen years, who introduced the Radio 4 UK Theme and Sailing By
- Doug Bradley, actor, who played the ‘Pinhead’ character in Hellraiser
- Peter Cheeseman, theatre director, pioneer of theatre-in-the-round and documentary drama
- Steve Coppell, footballer and football manager
- Les Dennis, comedian and TV personality
- Prof. Alan Deyermond, Professor of Spanish at Queen Mary and Westfield College, London from 1969 to 1987
- Peter Goldsmith (Lord Goldsmith of Allerton), who was appointed as the Labour government’s Attorney General in 2001
- John Lennon, rock musician, singer/songwriter, author and peace activist, and one of the founding members of The Beatles
- Derek Nimmo, actor
- Ralph Price CBE, Chairman of Honeywell UK from 1971 to 1981
- Joe Royle, footballer and football manager
- Labour cabinet ministers Peter Shore and Bill Rodgers, who adopted the name “Quarry Bank” as part of his baronial title
- Sir James Stirling, architect
Readers might recognise a few of those names from previous blog posts…
John Ashton went to university at Newcastle-upon-Tyne Medical School, which was under the control of one of Dafydd’s biggest umbrellas, Lord John Walton and an institution colluding with the paedophile gang in the North East, which supplied kids and staff to Dafydd’s gang. See previous posts. Ashton also studied at the London School of Tropical Hygiene and Medicine, I presume under Jerry Morris…
In 1982 the Health Education Council (HEC) invited the University of Liverpool, Department of Community Health to submit a proposal for a pilot project to reduce teenage pregnancy and STIs. At the time Liverpool had one of the highest teenage pregnancy rates in the country and the DoH had recommended specialised informal clinics for young people. The study which liaised closely with the HEC developed contacts with a wide range of community leaders to establish support for the project. Although a 1986 report by the Guttmacher Institute highlighting the disparity between pregnancy rates in different countries seemed to confirm the importance of effective contraception which in turn depended on “the degree of openness ..sex education ..and ..contraceptive advice,” in January 1986 the HEC turned down the study without giving a reason. Ashton believed that the Victoria Gillick affair and attempts to restrict sex education in schools played a part and that a “political desire ..to control peoples behaviour ..worked against a genuine public health interest”. Despite advice from religious leaders that it was entirely their responsibly, the DHSS and DES insisted that the program contained a strict moral message. Later in 1986, fear of AIDS led to a change of attitude towards sex education.
During the 1980s, paedophile/trafficking gangs across the UK facilitated by the NHS and Depts of Social Services had all linked up and had formed a huge pan-European organisation. Among the moral panics of that decade, including the one involving Mrs Gillick (see previous posts), no-one mentioned that huge numbers of the underage girls being prescribed oral contraceptives by Top Doctors were girls in care who were being abused or coerced into sex work. The Top Docs prescribing for those girls knew what was going on which was why the Mrs Gillick case threw such a spanner in the works. They hated her but couldn’t say why, it was all dressed up as ‘how dare she interfere with our clinical freedom?’ No-one had the guts to point to the real scandal behind the Gym Slip Mums/Hookers tabloid stories. During the 1990s, there were arrests and convictions of social care and teaching staff across Liverpool for sexual assaults committed on the children in their care during the 1970s and 80s. Complaints had been ignored at the time…
In 1986 following advice from a visiting US expert, Ashton, then a senior lecturer at Liverpool Medical School set up one of the World’s first large scale syringe exchange programmes, a policy which was adopted “across the world”. Subsequently, the first International Harm Reduction Association conference was held in Liverpool in 1989 and in 2010 delegates were told that “pioneering work carried out in cities like Liverpool into ways to reduce the spread of HIV in drug users has saved thousands of lives.”
Dafydd and linked dealers were distributing class A drugs across north Wales and Liverpool at the time. Addicts in north Wales openly talked of Dafydd prescribing them anything that they asked for as well as providing helpful Court reports to get them out of trouble. North Wales began to fill up with addicts from Liverpool. They were openly referred to by mental health staff as ‘DA’s junkies’. It was chaos, everyone knew what was going on and it was simply ignored. By 1994, DA’s junkies were kipping in Ysbyty Gwynedd on the chairs in the waiting rooms overnight, they were getting into confrontations with staff and other patients, they were outnumbering the mental health patients and were rolling up at the Hergest Unit from right across Wales and from Liverpool. One could see a waiting room heaving with addicts attending Dafydd’s ‘clinic’ and they would be in his room for three minutes and out again with the prescription. Patient F was yelling at staff ‘he’s selling them drugs you idiots’, it was farcical… See post ‘The Evolution Of A Drugs Baron?’ A real drugs expert from Liverpool no less wanted to work in Gwynedd at the time, but Gwynedd Health Authority blocked his appointment. See previous posts.
In Autumn 1990 Ashton founded Liverpool Public Health Observatory which serves and is funded by the five PCTs on Merseyside. The observatory was the first organisation to assess the medical effects of public policy. Ten years later, a network of public health observatories was set up. Ashton’s Liverpool Public Health Observatories must have worked really hard not to have noticed Dafydd.
In 2004, Ashton stated that the national diet was “a disaster and a public health emergency in the making” when research by a fitness magazine claimed “obesity and health had become a big issue for the north.” Male lifespan in Manchester was almost five years shorter than the UK average and Ashton blamed cultural differences, saying that the North’s industrial heritage including heavy drinking at weekends. Never mind the criminal Top Docs and social workers, blame Greggs.
Dafydd was a people trafficker and a fucking drugs baron and all anyone was interested in was blaming the pasties.
In 2006 Ashton resigned as Regional Director of Public Health in the north-west over foundation trusts which he saw as a return to pre-NHS independent hospitals. He feared the result would be “a two-tier health service offering better care for the well-off and basic care for the rest” albeit all under the NHS brand. Ashton knows that was what had been the deal from the day that Nye’s pride and joy was established. Ashton also said that hospitals would be competing with each other and people would lose confidence in the NHS when they saw Angels being dismissed because of funding cuts.
In November 2010 Ashton was called before the Home Office Select Committee to give his views on the Cumbria shootings. Ashton believes the event would not have occurred without the media sensation of gun crime, in particular the reporting of the Columbine High School massacre. He feared the extensive coverage in Cumbria would sow the seeds for another event somewhere in the world. Ashton’s silence on the lethal maternity unit in Barrow-in-Furness which resulted in the deaths of so many babies did not receive media attention.
As Regional Director of Public Health for the North West, Ashton’s patch covered Cumbria. Dafydd’s mate William Bingley who loyally served Dafydd while Bingley was Legal Director of MIND and then Chief Executive of the Mental Health Act Commission (see previous posts). Bingley lived in Cumbria and his ‘at homes’ were famous. He was not only Professor of Mental Health Law and Ethics at the University of Central Lancashire, 2000–04, but Bingley also served as a non-executive Director of Morecambe Bay Primary Care Trust, 2000-06, which managed local mental health facilities, then became Chairman of North Lancashire NHS PCT.
Bingley and his wife Helen ran a consultancy business, ‘providing services to the NHS’. Bingley served on numerous committees, such as that which established NICE guidelines for the management of ‘disturbed’ behaviour in psychiatric in-patient units. Patients continue to die as a result of those NICE guidelines. Bingley’s Torygraph obituary stated that ‘Only three weeks before his fatal accident [Bingley died in a walking accident in Cumbria in 2011, WHOOPS], he had retired from his role as Chairman of North Lancashire NHS Primary Care Trust. Bingley had actually resigned in the wake of yet another scandal, this time involving a fiddle and conflict of interest when it was revealed that the Trust of which Bingley was Chair, was also buying ‘services’ from his consultancy.
Lest readers wonder ‘how could John Ashton have missed all of this?’, John Ashton won’t have missed all of it. It is simply the way that business is conducted in the NHS, it is absolutely not a one-off. It is so common that no-one questions it.
William and Helen Bingley also established a health care charidee in Pakistan (see previous posts for details). They will not have been helping people like Malala, whatever is claimed.
Someone else that John Ashton won’t have missed – he may have even been responsible for employing her and he definitely have worked with her – is Dr Ruth Hussey. Ruth grew up in the heart of the gwerin in Llanwrst in north Wales, went to Liverpool Medical School and worked as a GP and in Public Health, holding senior jobs in Public Health on Merseyside before being appointed CMO of Wales. Ruth is Of Dafydd’s gang and her brother is Dr Peter Higson, who worked as a clinical psychologist at the North Wales Hospital when Dafydd imprisoned people in the dungeon, then became the General Manager of the North Wales Hospital while Dafydd imprisoned patients in the dungeon and then became the manager for the mental health services across the whole of north Wales, after the North Wales Hospital had closed down and patients were abused in the community. Higson was subsequently appointed as CEO of Health Inspectorate Wales (HIW) and in that post he failed to respond to serious complaints and rated dangerous, troubled services as being ‘very good’ or ‘excellent’. HIW was eventually denounced as not being fit for purpose; Peter was the only CEO that HIW had ever had. Peter ‘retired’ at that point. His next job, yes there was one, was as the Chairman of the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board. Peter was appointed after he and Huw Vaughan Thomas wrote Reports demanding that the previous Chairman, Merfyn Jones, should be deposed. Huw is the former CEO of Gwynedd County Council and was in post when the gang were abusing the kids in the care of the Council. Huw’s wife Enid Rowlands is friends with Higson and with Higson, was a Director of the North Wales Health Authority. For a detailed account of the many public roles held by Huw and Enid and their systematic abuses of power and conflicts of interests, see previous posts. For the extensive criminality of Ruth Hussey and Peter Higson, see eg. ‘Topsy and Tim’.
In 2012, the Indie published an editorial claiming that Clare Gerada, the then Chair of the Royal College of GPs (see previous posts for the gen on Lady Clare and her husband Sir Simon Wessley, who is the former Chair of the Royal College of Psychiatrists), would lose out on valuable contracts if NHS changes caused increased competition. Ashton was one of 23 signatories in a letter to the Indie criticising the NHS reforms as “ultimately damaging the health of the people of England” and rejecting as “grossly misleading” the earlier article. He received a letter from his PCT advising him that it was “inappropriate for individuals to raise their personal concerns about the proposed government reforms” leading to questions being asked in Parliament. Health Minister Simon Burns (see previous posts for details of Simon’s mycelia, which are penetrating into the same troughs as the mycelia of so many other people) claimed that the letter wasn’t from the Dept and that PCTs should not be heavy-handed. The local BBC station was telephoned by “someone from Conservative Party HQ”, and told that it should inform viewers that Ashton was a member of the Labour Party and his criticisms were politically motivated, a suggestion which Ashton described as “an outrageous smear.”
In November 2013, Ashton said that society had to accept that a third of all children were having sex at 14 or 15. He believed a debate was necessary about lowering the age of consent to 15 so that NHS advice was available. Ashton said that in countries where the age of consent was lower, teenage pregnancies were also lower. David Cameron said there were no plans to change and, whilst David Tucker of the NSPCC supported a debate, he doubted if reducing the age of consent would help. Cleggy and Shadow Public Health Minister Luciana Berger both opposed the move but called for better sex education. Luciana is fun for all the family, she is the Labour MP for a Merseyside constituency after her selection as the candidate with the help of a few of those with links to Dafydd’s gang. In the wake of yet another mental health scandal, Luciana dutifully trots out the anodyne cliches re Stigma and 1 in 4. I think that she’s read some MIND pamphlets. Luciana is someone else who is sensitive about her Jewish heritage and easily deeply upset in convenient circumstances. To add to her oppression, Luciana is a descendant of Lord Manny Shinwell.
NHS advice re sex and contraception is already available to 14 and 15 year olds. The problem is that NHS staff dishing out that advice virtually never raise the alarm if the teenagers on the receiving end of the advice are being coerced into sex. One such person did on one occasion; it was the Angel who blew the whistle on one of the big trafficking rings in the north of England. She was sacked, although as a result of her refusing to shut up numerous men who worked as part of a big trafficking ring targeting girls in care were jailed. The whistleblower remained sacked. I have grave reservations about an ‘age of consent’ that tells people of 14 and 15 what to do with their own bodies, but there needs to be some rather deeper thinking than there has been as to how to protect teens from abusive and exploitative people without criminalising them for consensual activities with people of a similar age to them. The one person who should not be listened to on this matter is Dafydd’s colleague John Ashton.
In July 2014, following the government’s extension of the right to work flexible hours, Ashton suggested that a four-day week would reduce both stress and unemployment whilst allowing families to spend more time together. Ashton believes work related stress is a major mental health issue. Ashton knows as well as I do that the vast majority of people with serious mental illness do not have jobs. After their diagnoses in their 20s, many of them never work again. Neither do they get much better, in spite of all the Care. The people who do receive the media attention and indeed the attention of John Ashton are people who are coping but struggling. Because they still have somewhere to live and a voice. Ashton has spent years knowing that the people with the worst problems are on the streets, in prison or in the past were rotting away in places like the North Wales Hospital. The Public Health Expert wasn’t particularly voluble about it.
In July 2014 Ashton became the “most senior doctor” to support assisted dying. He called for a change in the law to allow doctors specialised in end of life care to end the suffering of those suffering “major discomfort.”
John Ashton of Merseyside Class A Drugs Capital is yet another reason why The Myth Of Jerry Morris has to be upheld.
Professor Jerry Morris’s passing to the other side in 2009 resulted in ingratiating obituaries in all the usual outlets as well as a few others. It even caught the attention of ‘The New York Times’, which published this obituary of Jerry in Nov 2009:
The cause of death, she said, was pneumonia and kidney failure. It had long been surmised that exercise and a healthy heart were correlated. “You can go back to ancient physicians and philosophers like Hippocrates and Siddhartha who said exercise is good for you, but they didn’t have any data,” Steven N. Blair, a professor of exercise science and epidemiology at the University of South Carolina, said in an interview on Thursday. “Jerry was the guy who did the systematic research that invented the whole field of physical activity epidemiology.”
Jerry, who didn’t manage to notice that women did develop coronary heart disease. Jerry, who’s close buddy Richard Titmuss was part of the inner circle at the DHSS who ran the Westminster Paedophile Ring and systematically ignored what was happening in the children’s homes of north Wales, in the North Wales Hospital Denbigh and in other places as well. It will all have shown up in the data sets. Titmuss et al, including Jerry, simply ignored and then actively concealed it when Mary Wynch, Alison Taylor and I were shouting as loudly as we could.
“His impact was huge,” Dr. Blair added.
Terence Kavanagh, an internist and professor of exercise science at the University of Toronto, agreed, saying, “The work he did set the tone for future research.”
‘The New York Times’ provided a nice photo of Jerry Morris:
Here’s a pic of another Nice Young Doctor who knew Dafydd and was cluttering up the Labour Gov’ts and the DHSS while Jerry was rocking up to the Houseparties in his capacity as a Friend Of Richard Titmuss:
Jeremy Noah Morris was born in Liverpool on May 6, 1910…His father, Nathan, was a Hebrew scholar…Jeremy was born within weeks of the arrival. The family then moved to Glasgow. Jeremy began to exercise early in childhood. His father would take him on four-mile walks, then reward him with ice cream.
A lot of people ‘exercised’ in those days; they didn’t view it as ‘exercise’, it is just what they did as a matter of routine because they didn’t have cars. Furthermore, children would be taken out for an afternoon walk, I remember it well. Kids who were too small to walk travelled in the pram and the bigger ones walked. Until the early 1970s, prams were huge and robust and had room for two kids and the shopping as well and were easily up to a daily walk of three or four miles. I suspect that the rise of the flimsy folding ‘buggy’ during the 1980s was linked to the decline of the daily walk with the young children undertaken by the generation of women who didn’t drive and called in for the groceries while on the walk. When I visited Gothenburg some 12 years ago I was interested to see that the young women with children all had massive great prams similar to the sort that I was pushed around in when little. It didn’t hinder them at all because the shops all had doors, lifts and aisles big enough to accommodate the prams. The hotel that I was staying in had a little kiddies corner in every corridor where kids could entertain themselves with toys. There was a noticeable absence of distressed kids screaming and distressed parents losing their tempers and screaming back and I realised that this is what people meant when they talked about Sweden being ‘child friendly’.
Compare that to the UK tradition of what Brown calls ‘the smacking of the anorak’ which results in the kid yelling even more loudly. No I don’t think that the Welsh Gov’t should Ban Smacking as it is keen to do, I think that life should be made rather easier for the parents of small kids so the urge to smack the anorak isn’t quite so overwhelming. No doubt Mark Drakeford and Julie Morgan, the two ex-social workers who’s colleagues in Dyfed Social Services and Barnardos ran a paedophile ring, will Ban Smacking though, because they Know Best and people need to be Prosecuted.
Dr. Morris’s wife of 58 years, the former Galia Schuchalter, died in 1997. Besides his daughter, he is survived by a son, David; two grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter. The studies that Dr. Morris started 60 years ago not only showed that those who exercised reduced the risk of heart attack but promoted the concept that those who had had a heart attack should exercise, said Dr. Kavanagh, the exercise science professor at the University of Toronto. In 1973, seven heart-attack and bypass patients who had been rehabilitated by Dr. Kavanagh and his colleagues ran the Boston Marathon. Twelve years later, 20 other patients, including one with a transplanted heart, ran the marathon.
Dafydd’s mate Jimmy Savile made a big thing of running the London Marathon and this would be accompanied by much media comments of how fit Jim was for his age. No-one mentioned that he was a prolific sex offender because of course they Didn’t Know.
“Back in the ’60s and ’70s, once you had a heart attack you were sidelined; people thought your life expectancy was limited,” Dr. Kavanagh said.
That is now just a treat for Empowered Service Users.
That changed, he said, because of the work of Dr. Morris and Dr. Paffenbarger, who did follow-up studies of longshoremen in Los Angeles. (Dr. Paffenbarger died in 2007.) “Without their work we wouldn’t have had the groundwork to show that heart patients who exercise are less likely to have another attack,” Dr. Kavanagh said. “Those patients are no longer considered invalids.” Almost every day, well into his mid-90s, Dr. Morris swam, pedalled his exercise bike or walked for at least half an hour.
As someone in a privileged socio-economic group, Jerry Morris could have expected to have lived a long life, as long as he wasn’t a heavy smoker or drinker, whether he swam or rode his bike or not. Particularly as Jerry would have ensured that his own Top Doctor was not Dafydd.
This is by no means an exhaustive account of the Houseparty that Uncle Harry’s friends attended while they Helped The Poor. There will be information on other guests soon…